ROBKRT MCC'UNK, Editor and Publisher.
WORTHINOTON, Nob'cs C*k, MINN
Ik Germany more than 130,000 mar
ried women work in shops and factories.
DURIVG last year
NEXT fall a gentleman fifty-three
years of age will enter the class of '94
of Princeton college. During the civil
war he was a sophomore in that institu
tion, but left it to fight for his country.
like 200,000 oil wells have
been drilled in the United States since
the discovery of petroleum, which at
an average cost of $2,000, which is very
low, gives a total expenditure of $400,
IN the society of the Red Cross a spe
cial archaeological department is form
ing, the mission of which will be to
prevent the vandalistic destruction of
old monuments and works of ai't in
time of war.
QUEEN VICTORIA has signified her
willingness to pay Prince Albert's
debts, amounting to $1,500,000. She,
however, stipulates that none of the
money shall pass through his hands.
However pleasing a gentleman he is,
the queen doesn't regard him a good
IN a house in Lawrence, Mass.. are a
number of interesting relics of an old
time Bostonian, with several years'
records of the Boston post office. The
latter'date back to 180*2, and show the
curious fact that then ten letters re
ceived in a single day was a good mail,
while on some days but one incoming
letter was recorded.
THE entire production of the precious,
semi-precious stones and ornamental
minerals in the United States during
the year 1889 was $188,817. Of this
amount $53,175 was agatized and jas
perized wood, $23,675 turquois stones,
and $14,000 quartz. Diamonds to the
value of $1,006,716 were cut during the
year in the lapidary works in New York
AN American girl in Paris, writing
to a friend in this country, says: "We
generally managed to make our French
undeJstood enough to order what we
wanted. But the rub came when papa
wanted some mustard. We asked for
it in French, Italian and Spanish, but
all to no purpose till mamma said:
'Mustard, you idiot.' 'Oh, mustard,'
said the waiter in utter contempt 'why
didn't you say so before?'
THE internal revenue receipts of the
United States for the first nine
months of the current fiscal year are
greater by $7,000,000 than for the same
time twelve months previously, and
considerably in excess of the estimates.
If the same rate be kept up to the end
the receipts of the fiscal year will ex
ceed $150,000,000 for the first time in two
decades. For the year ended with last
June the total was $142,500,000, against
$130,800,000 for 1889.
THE greatest diving feat ever
achieved was in moving the cargo of
the ship Cape Horn, wrecked off the
coast of South America, when a diver
named Hooper made seven descents to
a depth of two hundred and one feet,
and at one time remained under water
forty-two minutes. Siebe states the
greatest depth to which a man has ever
descended to be two hundred and four
feet, equivalent to a pressure of eighty
eight and one-half pounds per square
KEKLEY, the motor man, explains the
latest cause of delay, as follows "I
am making a sympathetic harness for
the polar terrestrial force—first, by
exciting the sympathetic concordant
force that exists in the corpuscular
interstitial domain, which is concord
ant to it and, second, after the con
cordance is established, by negatizing
the thirds, sixths and ninths of this
concordance, thereby inducing high
velocities with great power by inter
mittent negation, as associated with
the dominant thirds."
THIS story shows what Barnum
thought of children: Three years ago,
says the New York Times, when the
show was about to open at the garden,
a most pathetic letter, addressed to
Mr. Barnum, came from a little nine
year-old boy, and is given here verba
tim: "Dere Mr. Barnum: am a little
boy an am verry sic in bed. hav ben
wating along time for yure circus to
come an now its come can not go the
doctur sais. Dere Mr. Barnum please
let the per aid go by my hous." Mr.
Barnum at once ordered the parade to
conform its route to that sick boy's
AN interesting incident in connection
with President Harrison's visit to At
lanta was his meeting with Mr. George
Cook, an elderly gentleman and a well
known piano manufacturer of Boston.
The grandfather of Mr. Cook
^^^I£fc ^%fic%. t-j^d
1,600,000 miles of
postal service were added to the general
system in this country.
Uncle Sam, who reports $600,000,000
invested in electrical machinery,
should neither sit in darkness nor have
DELAWARE estimates her peach crop
ftt 7,000,000 baskets. The late frosts
may decrease the size of the baskets,
but the number will remain the same.
IT is rather funny that the govern
ments of Europe have. spent so much
money preparing for war, that not one
of them is now able financially to enter
upon active hostilities.
Capt Cook who saved the life of Gen.
William Henry Harrison from the In
dians at the battle of Tippecanoe. Mr.
Cook and Mrs. Cook had been spending
a few days with Gov. Bullock, and on
Hemphill went up
the road to meet the president. The
meetiDg of the two gray-haired grand
sons was very cordial, and they en
joyed a pleasant chat.
IT is not surprising to find that a man
of such kind impulses as Bishop-elect
Brooks should become the victim of
misplaced benevolence. While walk
ing up Beacon street in Boston one
evening he was attracted to a boy who
was trying in vain to pull the door-bell
of a house. Advancing to-the door, Dr.
Brooks seized the bell-knob. Ihe ur
chin, whose eyes followed the move
ments of the "big man," retreated
meanwhile to the bottom of the steps,
'living the bell a vigorous pull, the em
inent divine turned to the urchin, who
bhouted: "Now scoot!" and ran, leaving
him to make his escape as best he could.
MRS. JOHN B. GOUGH, whose death
was announced recently, was the sec
ond wife of the great temperance apos
tle. They were married at Worcester
November 24, 1843. "She was a woman
of strong New England character. In
his early struggles it was her faith and
straggles that held Mr. Gough up, and
iii later years her constant care and
wifely devotion had much to do with
his ability to perform his work. In the
town of Boylston, the home of the fam
ily for the last thirty or more years,
Mvs. Gough was held in the highest es
teem. In the ehurch and social life of
tltc town she wielded a great influence.
Tie News of the Week.
TELEGRAPH AND MAIL.
In (ho United States the visible sup
ply of grain on the 11th was: Wheat,
20,853,800 bushels corn, 3,718,088 bush
els oats, 2,629,208 bushels.
SINCE May' 1 the issue of standard
silver dollars from the mints amount
to $383,178. The issue during the corre
sponding period" of last year was
DUKING April the breadstuff exports
were $12,373,837, against $15,543,912 in
COTTON exports from the United
States during A pril aggregated 417.171
bales, valued at $20,56i»,977, against
208,122 bales, valued at $10,624,358, in
A DECISION by Attorney General
Miller says that foreign exhibitors at
the world's fair at Chicago can bring
skilled laborers to set up and operate
machinery or exhibits.
THE statistician of the department of
agriculture shows in his report an in
crease since April of last year of more
than 100 per cent, in the price of corn
and oats, and 30 per cent, and more in
THE total value of the exports of
domestic mineral oils from the United
States during the month of April was
$3,898,259. The value of beef and hog
exports for April was $9,299,781.
AFTER twenty-three years of life the
Evening Critic, of Washington, has sus
THE business failures in the United
States during the seven days ended on
the 15th numbered 237 against 242 the
preceding week and 212 for the corre
sponding week last year.
A WRIT of error has been issued by
Justice Brewer, of the United States
supreme court, in the Nebraska contest
ed governorship case.
IT was estimated by the internal
revenue department that the amount
of whisky manufactured in the United
States during the present year will be.
120,000,000 gallons, being 5,000,000 gal
lons more than was produced in the
Un-ted States in any previous year of
THE design for the new two-dollar
certificates prepared to prevent a repe
tition in counterfeiting the old has been
approved by Secretary Foster. The
vignette of the late Secretary Windom
adorns the center of the note.
PRESIDENT HARRISON and his party,
who left Washington April 14, reached
home again at 5:30 p. m. on the 15th.
The party traveled over 10,000 miles
and the president delivered 140 speeches
during the tour.
FOREST tires were raging along the
Alleghenies in Pennsylvania at Hunt
ingdon, Warren, Bradford and Mechan
icsburg, and great damage had been
THE firm of Levy Bros. & Co., one of
the largest wholesale clothing houses
in New York, failed for $800,000.
AT the age of 74 years Rev. Dr. J. D.
Wickham, Yale's oldest living gradu
ate, died at his home in Manchester,
Vt. He was a member of the class of
FIRE destroyed the steamers George
Roberts, Eaglerand Twilight at Pitts
A PETITION has been prepared by the
New York Union League club to be
circulated among citizens throughout
the country, regardless of party affilia
tions, asking congress to pass laws that
will protect this country from the tide
of undesirable European immigrants.
FLAMES in the old "Sailors' ex
change" building in New York caused
a loss of $100,000.
THE American Bible society cele
brated its seventy-fifth anniversary at
IT was believed that over 100 persons
had perished in forest fires in the vicin
ity of Austin, Pa.
THE firm of A. Levy & Bros.,
wholesale dealers in "boys' clothing in
New York, has failed for $300,000.
IN session at Philadelphia the su
preme council of Catholic Knights of
America favored exclusion from mem
bership of persons addicted to ardent
THE wholesale drug firm of Mac
koown, Bower, Ellis & Co., in Philadel
phia. has failed. The house was estab
lished in 1740.
BY an explosion of gas in a sewer in
a Street in New York six men were
probably fatally burned.
WEST AND SOUTH.
AT Shepherd, Mich., S. Bigelow,
Clark E. Stubble and Sherwood Clark
were killed in a railway collision and
thirteen others were iniured.
A PASSENGER train struck a timber
projecting over the track at Jennings,
O., and Henry Miller, Henry Slotman
and Louis Lence were killed and sev
eral others iniured.
A FARMER named Thomas Saunders,
of Le Mars, la., shot his mother-in-law,
Mary Leister, and then put a bullet in
his own brain. Domestic trouble was
NEAR Evansville, Ind., the aged wife
of N. B. Norgan, a farmer, eloped with
N. R. Wedding, a young man who had
lived on the Morgan farm.
IN nearly every direction from Du
luth. Minn., forest fires have done a
large amount of damage.
THE death of Peter McGill occurred
at his home in Rockford, 111., aged 107
IN a gale off Point Betsey the schoon
er W. C. Kimball, of Northport, Mich.,
was lost and the four persons on board
IN the lumber region in northern
Michigan forest fires have mown a
fiery swath through the heart of
.three counties, and besides inflicting
immense damage to property have
probably destroyed human life in
many places. The villages of Otia,
Fields, Park City, Lilley, Clinton and
Walkerville have been wiped out of ex
istence. In each case th& destruction
of the homes of the inhabitants was ac
companied by heavy loss to the lumber
firms having sawmills at the places
negroes left Hanni
bal, Mo., for Montana and Washington.
AT Wellston, O., Jake Seel was ar
rested for the murder of John Cary.
The crime was committed ten years ago.
FIRE destroyed the plant of the Eagle
Refining Company at Lima, O., causing
a loss of $100,009.
THE_ arrest of- Richard Trumbull,
member of the Chilian congress, was
made at San Francisco for violation of
the neutrality laws, but later was lib
erated on $15,000 bonds.
A MOB took Anthony Green (colored)
from jail at Centerville, M4-, and
hanged him. He had been convicted
of assault on a white woman.
BY the explosion of a boiler on. a tug
boat near Cairo, 111., Dick Sleason,
James Lawrence and John Arnold
were blown into the water and drowned.
AT Huntington, Ind., Francis Murphy
has closed a two weeks' series of tem
perance meetings and over 1,700 signed
A BOILER exploded in a sawmill at
Wilson's station, W. Va., killing three
men and a boy.
WITHIN five years child labor in the
cigar factories of Cincinnati has de
creased wages 50 per cent-, and the
children in the factories Outnumber
adults two to one.
THE eighteenth national conference
of charities and corrections convened
at Indianapolis, lnd., on the 13th.
OK the Uttk the ttflOth anal*
the establishment' of the capU
state of Soulh C#i*olin* at
was delebng|ecL *5
THE Ordii* «R^aihfjjy Conductor*
In oonven^on atSt.(Jj6uis Jfflecided ££fc
join the Federation of Railway Em
BLUE marble and building sand stone
of fine quality was discovered by ex
United States Treasurer Huston on his
farm near Connersville, Ind. &,'•£.
In the Okanogan country, Washing-'
ton, over 100 Indiana have died of the'
IN Wisconsin over100 -square utile*
of virgin forests were reported to have
been destroyed by, fires.
ON all th$ divisions of:the Gh icag^k
were discharged and new men put in
their places. The company said the
men were constanUy making trouble..
The brakemen and conductors stood by
IN the river near Alcano, Kan., Mrs.
Arthur llriscoe, aged 81 ye§n£Twd|
drowned. Mrs. Briscoe had been
ried six times and had thirty-one chill
dren, four of whom died. All'h^r hw£
bands were dead.
NEAR Salem, Ore., four members of
the family of Adam H. Sconce were
buried side by side, all having died of
la grippe within a few hours of each
J. A. RILEY, Samuel Riley and Berry
Fowler, of Stanford, 111., drank aconite,
which they mistook for whisky, and
were fatally poisoned.
MAURICE LOPATECKI, a Russian exile,
now a resident of Tacoma, Wash., has
fallen heir to $10,000,000 by the death
of an uncle in Russia.
IN five counties of Michigan the loss
es by forest fires were estimated at $2,
000,000. Hundreds of families 'in the
state were destitute axTd many persons
were suffering from severe burns.
ROBERT DUKE, a Montmorency coun
ty (Mich.) farmer, lost his home by
forest fires and two of his children, per
FIFTY citizens of New Orleans ap
pointed to investigate the matter of the
existence of secret societies or bands of
oath-bound assassins reported ninety
four assassinations by Italians and
Sicilians in the past few years, and rec
ommended as the only remedy the en
tire prohibition of immigration from
Sicily and lower Italy to this country.
ON the 15th inches 12 of snow fell at
Sherman, Wyo., the highest point on the
Union Pacific road.
In the wheat fields of south central
Kansas the Hessian fly has made its ap
pearance in great numbers.
THE death -of Rev. Walter L. Huff
man occurred as Peru, Ind.. aged 75
years. During his ministry of fifty-four
years he officiated at 1,300 weddings
and 1,500 funerals.
DR. G. H. HOME killed Adam and Sitt
Hatley at Atkins, Ark., the result of a,
family feud. Home said he had three
more Hatleys to kill.
AT Trenton, Ga., Reuben Moore, a
negro 21 years old, was hanged "for the
murder of Henry Slade, a colored com
panion, on June 24 last.
SOME bricks fell from anew building
at Birmingham, Ala., among a group
of school children, killing one and in
juring four. 1
A GAMBLER named Jurden at Dem-.
ersville, Mont., who had killed a ranch
er for four dollars, was lynched by cit
AT the democratic state convention
in Louisville John Young Brown was
nominated for-governor of Kentucky.
THE Russian government was expell
ing all the Jews living beyond the
IN China the Catholic mission and
several dwelling houses belonging to
European residents were attacked and
burned by natives of Woo Hoo.
AT Havana, Cuba, a workman rode a
horse into the bay to give him a bath,
when a shark seized the man, pulled
him from the horse's back and de
PREMIER RUDINI said in the Italian
chamber of deputies that the New Or
leans affair was simply a legal ques
tion, and that the departure of Fava
from Washington had been ordered as
a protest against the action of the
JOHN STINSON, his two sons,, his
hired man and his housekeeper have
been found guilty at Rochester, Ont.,
of counterfeiting American silver coin.
IN Terni, Italy, sixteen anarchists
were arrested who had in their posses
sion plans to pillage and destroy with
dynamite banks, factories and other
IN Russia nineteen workingmen were
drowned in the Dnieper river, the boat
in which they were embarked being
run into by a steamer.
LOCUSTS were again devastating Al
geria.- A caravan of Morocco traversed
through swarms of l9custs for thirty
The Charleston off Again,
WASHINGTON, May 18.—The navy de
partment to-day received a dispatch
that the Charleston sailed southward
from Acapulco last evening, leaving the
Esmerelda in port.
There was no word of the Itata. The
presumption is that the Charleston
commander was satisfied that the Itata
had passed Acapulco either before his
arrival there, or while he lay in port,
and that he had resumed the long
chase. It is estimated that the Itata
has been stealing along at about seven
knots? and as she was ten days, out last
Friday night, she should at that time
have been just at Acapulco, where it is
reported from that,place that she met
the Esmerelda. .r
She is a much smaller vessel than the
Esmeralda and burns much less coal.
It is regarded as within the probabili
ties that the latter vessel might have
supplied her with this necessary arti
cle, which would account for the strait
the war ship is now in respecting a fur
ther supply of coal.
If it be true that the Itata was off
Acapulco Friday night, she had two
full days' start of the Charleston when
the latter started again in pursuit last
night. This is about the same lead
that she had when she started from San
Francisco, so that it does not apjiear
that the case is any nearer a conclu
sion. But if the two vessels now fol
low the same course, the Charleston,
steaming at fourteen knots, should
come up with the Itata by to-morrow
night. This event, of course, is based
upon the assumption, which is not
founded upon a strong probability, that
the two vessels are steering exactly the
If the Charleston passes'the Itata, the
next port which they are likely to be
heard from is Panama, about 1,200
miles from Acapulco, or Payt&, Peru,
still further down the coast. As it is,
the vessels have probably covered less
than half the distance to Iquique, the
nearest Chilian port
M. HERCULAIS, president of the
French ethnological society while in
vestigating the locust plague in Algiers
was overcome with fatigue and fell
asleep on the ground and was attack
ed by swarms of the insect. When the
locusts left his corpse was found.
THK annnal national Convention of
the benevolent Order of Elks began at
Louisville, Ky., on tlie.l8thr
COMPLETE mail service with Alaska
has been authorized to begin on July 1.
MINNESOTA STATE pW8
At the annual meeting in Red Wing
vt the Ancient Order United Workmen
the following officers were chosen:
George Ml Lalng, of
Windom: grand foreman, E. Bouthwortb, of
Jgi EL Porter,
Mariftaio grand leSoroer, Olof 01son, of Will,
tfwr granff receiver, J. J. MeCardy, of St.
Pam rtui£ gntd« W. B. ItcConnick, of
Minneapolis grana utidl watchman, J. D.
GiUeapU, of Mocrist «raad outside watchman,
Alfred Anderson, of Red Wing.
The financial exhibit of the. order
Bhowed*that |lq?i jieoeipts of- the bene
675 and of the general fund $112,
114.80. The disbursements in the bene
ficiary fund were $98,319.73 and in the
general fund $18,171.58, a total of $112,
091.81. The membership of the order
on April 1,1891, was given at 7,723, an
increfge ogjj^,73£du]^ig the year.
Toft Befog Dug In
Assistant State Geologist H. V.
Winch arrived in Dtduth on his way
back to the Thunder Bay silver district
where he has lately spent several
months and where he expects to stay
several more. "The mines up there
are doing remarkably well," .said he.
"At the Porcupine, which is only down
about 100 feet, they are taking out
native silver in: chunks as big as a
bushel basket—silver that goes with
what impurities it carries well up to.
$20,009 a ton. I don't know how much
of thii? kind of .bonanza they will be
able to strike, but they shipped away
orer twenty barrels of it the other
d»yf in3ltlter^ was money enough in
the twenty, parrels, to pay for a good
4eaF oi worfe"'
A FATAL SHOT.
A Bock County Man Meets Death In a
Merton, a 15-year-old son of- D. A.
Hardin, of Spring water township, Rock
county, started from his home to hunt
plover with a breech-loading gun. He
drove a horse hitched to a cart. A
couple of hoursi later a neighbor caught
the horse, which was straying around
the prairie, but-later turned him loose
and headed him for home. When the
animal Reached home Mr. Hardin be
came anxious and started for where he
supposed his son was, and he found him
about 5 miles from home dead. The
gun had slipped from the seat, dis
charging at the same time, the
load entering his abdomen. Indica
tions showed that death was not in
Southweatern Minnesota Editors.
At Worthington the Southwestern
^Minnesota Editqrial asssociation. com
pleted its organization.- C. 8. East
wood, of Heron Lake, ,is president E.
C. Huntington, of Windom, vice presi
dent Jaines TSuan, of**Slayt6n, secre
tary, and F« & yanPuz.ee, of Luverne,
treasurer, joef Beatwole, of North
field, dc%ejp£l Qi address, and papers
were read by Editors Hiintington and
Eastwood. There arc about twenty
three papers in'the district and a ma
jority, of the editor^ of these were in
attendance. A banquet at the Worth
ington hotel was given the associatior
Minneapolis Millers Coiubiue.
The new mill combine in Minn capo
lis has become^ a certainty. The com
pany has been'spoken of as the North
^vestern Consolidated Mill Company,
but the name is not yet deculed
upon. The officers are still to be elect
ed, but it is practically certain that A.
C. Loring will become manager. The
capital of the new company will be $2,
Dose of Strychnine.
Gustave Schill, the landscape gar
dener at Duluth, committed suicide by
taking a drachm of strychnine, mixed
with water. The deceased was SO
years old and unmarried. Hard drink
ing was the cause of his rash act. Two
doctor* were, called in immediately, but
they labbr^d ov$r him in 'vain, and he
died in hall dn hour in terrible agony.
The Newj llriolly Chronicled.
T. F. Byrnes, of Minnesota, has been
appointed organizer of the National
James Brown-, of -Echo, committed
suicide, by hanging hupself. JThc cause
of the rash act was not known.
Simpson & Co., of New York, have
bought of Duluth parties for $600,000
the Crown Point silver mine, situated
in the Thunder bay district, Canada.
James Harvey, of Bruceville, Ont.,
committed suicide a$ the Tremont hotel
in St. PauL
The post office at Norseland was
broken into and robbed. The loss to
the postmaster was. ftjbojit $800.
James Stow fell from a load of hay
at Northfield, causing internal injuries.
He is 78 years pld and it was feared
could not recoveh
Willie Noorian, ot Wabasha, was
killed by being dragged by a colt.
The grand jury at Fergus Falls in
dicted Albert Goheen for murder in the
first degree- on the charge of shooting
Amherst Wilder Merriam, a 3-year
old son of the governor, died at his
home ia St. Paul.
D. N. Ware, senior member of the
lumber firm of D. N. Ware & Son, and
tor upwards of a score of years an hon
ored resident of Winnebago City, died
at the age of 65 years of apoplexy.
Work has begun at Little Falls on the
$50,000 hospital and school building of
the Franciscan sisters, who make that
city their headquarters.
Lewis Scott, aged 62 years, a member
of company F, Eighth Minnesota,
dropped dead at Little Falls while at
tending to his duties as janitor of the
John Roche/ city comptroller since
1864, dropped dead on. a cable car in
St. Paul as he was en route to the de
pot to. meet his wife. He was 69 years
old and came there iit 1852 from New
York city. H}s widow, a son at North
field, Minn.,.and two daughters in New
York survive him.
The postmaster at Minnehaha Falls
has resigned and no. candidate could be
found to take his place.
Mr. and Mrs! George A. Pi,llsbury, of
Minneapolis, celebrated the fiftieth
anniversary of their marriage.
.,Thrfce vesselsloijjtfed with, ore have
sailed-froin Two Harbors for Cleveland.
It was the first ore shipment of the sea:
John Reagan vas accidentally shot
by his son at P^am.- While passing
in a door. behimLthe son tWhammer of
the gun1f&picl&^he door jamb sending
the full charge of shot into'the father's
breast, killing him instantly.
Several dwellings at Lakeside, a Dii
luth suburb, were destroyed by forest
fires. Fires had burned out everything
between there and Ashland, Wis., along
the Northeyn P%eificjrailrqkd.
a-lnnfberman of Min
neapolis, died at Plymouth, Wis., from
apoplexy. Mr. Coolidge was on a visit
to his nieces the Misses Taylor, and
had beeii unable to return to his home.
The Great Northern railway has re-^
ceived crop reports from thirty-six
points on its main line and branches
and with only a single exception the
reports were of a most favorable nature
and indicated an abundant harveafc
-A young man always remembers
the first girl he ever loved, but if he Is
wise he doesn't tell his wife about her.
—Many persons admire the bouquet
of fine wines, but almost any kind of
liquor will make a nose gay if you
enough of it.—Boston Herald.
—M Yes, but how do you know that
Blufkins is a married man?" "O, I am
sure of it. Just see how happy he is
when away from home."—Boston Tran
—It is a noticeable fact that the man
whose will-power is such that he can
stop a bad habit at any time he may.
see fit, is the same fellow, who never
sees fit.—Peck's Sun.
—Distinction and Difference.— Mul
lady—"Phwat's O'Rourke doin' fer the
city now?" McCann—"Part av the time
ho bosses, an' whin he don't boss he
worruks. "—Brooklyn Eagle.
Had None to Give Away.—Quester—
"It doesn't appear to tne that Mr. Dum
ley is a liberal minded man. Do you
think he is?" Jester—"Bless you, no.
He can't afford to be."—Boston Courier.
—"I mastered French in six lessons,"
said the liar. "Yes, I suppose so," said
the cynic. "I noticed you never allowed
the language to have its own way when
you tried to talk it."—St. Joseph News.
—A great compliment.—Young Wife
—"Mother, Harry paid me the greatest
of compliments to-day." Mother—
"What was it, daughter?" Young Wife
—"He said I was as good a cook as his
that's my mule! I recognize him by the
marks on him. Right on his forehead,
there, I see a star." Second Farmer
"You'll see plenty more if you don't
leave that mule alone."—Chicago Satur
—An Expert in Clover Leaves.—Jewel
er—"Miss, those clover leaves are as
natural as life. The price is only $7.
Isn't it astonishing how cheaply such
beautiful things can be produced?"
Miss .Qarrotty (of Podunk) "Cheap
nothin'! All a.feller hez ter dew is sow
the seed an' let her grow." Jewelers'
—The most disgusted man in Belton,
Texas, owns a mule which lately made
a meal by devouring an envelope that
contained $325 in greenbacks. The ani
mal looked none the worse after digest
ing that amount of uncooked cash, but
his owner's face was "sicklied o'er with
the pale cast of thought."
—A basket of eggs stood on the floor
of a house at Iiallyglass, County
A Trying Ordeal Which Brings Sorrow to
Among the minor calamities of life,
that of being compelled to break up
housekeeping and sell off the conven
iences and embellishments of a well
ordered home, is one of the most trying.
When a family submits its "portable
property" to the tender mercies of the
public at an auction fight, the sacrifice,,
however expedient, involves a thousand
regrets. It is impossible to discard and
turn out of doors chairs, tables and sofas
with which one has been oh terms of
the closest intimacy for years, and that
are associated with delightful recollec
tions of domestic comfort and hospita
ble reunions, without something like
remorse. Household chattels that one
has known, perhaps, for half a life-time
and which are hallowed by the daily
touch of those one loves, seem to have
an almost human claim to consideration
When the auctioneer steps .in to shat
ter with his hammer these agreeable
associations, it is impossible not to re
gard him as an enemy. He i? a con
spirator against our peace, and his au
dience are his accomplices. He lays ir
reverent .hands upon things very dear
to us. They are mere "leather and
.prunella" to him. He would sell a
throne from under a king without the
slightest compunction. The thuds of
his mallet, as he scatters our most
cherished "notions" hither and thither
among the heartless crowd, sound like
the\lowsof an undertakers hammer
yiving the finishing touches to the last
piece of furniture that humanity re
Woman,' as a rule, are.tender-hearted,
-but they never take their tenderness
.with them to public vendue. They pass
the most valued heir-looms from hand
to hand with horrible indifference, and
when the. excitement of competition is
upon them, they bid for our treasures
with a ferocity that is truly appalling.
Some of the quack medicine venders
advertise to cure an "all-gone" sensa
tion at the pit of thestomach but, alas!
aft can devise no remedy for the "all
goneness" that a inan feels at his heart
when the auctioneer's gavel knocks
down the last of his household goods,
him a chattelless outcast at the
If. Y. Ledger
A storm was raging, and the lightning
struck the house. The eggs were ap
parently uninjured when, however,
they were placed in hot water, the
shells crumbled and fell off, leaving
the inner membrane unbroken.
—He was a Bath, Me., hackman, so
the Enterprise says, and he had a Ca
nadian quarter, worth only twenty
cents in Bath, that he wanted to dis
pose of. So one dark night, when an
old lady handed him half a dollar, he
gave her the Canadian quarter in
change, and, instead of feeling ashamed
of himself chuckled over the transaction
—that is, he chuckled until he pulled
out the coin the lady had given him and
by the light of a lamp discovered that it
was a Canadian half dollar.
—Two men were talking of the aver
age width of chest of men of different
nationalities, when one of them, an
Irishman, told this story: "A fewyears
age two regiments of the British army
were lined up, the one in front of the
other. There were a thousand English
men of the Royal Guard in one line,
and a thousand Irishmen of the Con
naught Rangers in the other. The lines
began at the same place, but the line of
Irishmen stretched thirty-six feet
further than the other. It was caused
by the difference in width of chest, for
the men in both regiments touched
—A student of human nature has
evolved a utilitarian article, intended
to assist wfcman in purchasing her
tickets at the elevated railroad stations
and ferries without keeping along line
of men waiting until she ransacks sev
eral pockets, and pulls two or three
yards of samples out of her pccketbook.
11 is called the purse-glove. This is a
glove with a little purse or compart
ment in the palm for change and small
tickets. She can't lose it unless she
takes off her glove, and, therefore,
doesn't need to fumble in her pockets
or spend any time in guessing where it
is.—N. Y. Sun.
—Since the opening of the elevated
roads in New York City the engines
have been increasing in weight. The
new class, "K," with 12 16 inch cylin
ders, weighs 47,000 pounds, total, with
31,500 on drivers and 15,500 on the
truck. The new motors for the Sub
urban Rapid Transit weigh 55,000
pounds, with 41,000 pounds on the driv
ers, and 7,003 on each leading and trail
ing truck. The new engines for the
Kings County will wei^h 58,000, with
41,000 pounds on the drivers. The early
four-wheel, tank engines used for a
long time, some of which are still run
ning, weighed but 30,000 pounds, of
which 19,000 was on the drivers.—Rail
A STORY QF MAINE. 8L
ln Illustration of/the Blighting Eflbe^i of
the Uquor Cnrse.
The steamer Merriconeag was gild-"
ing down Casco bay from Portland one
Several Harpswell Neck and Orr's
island people were on board. There"
was one sea captain from Bailey's
island who was quietly reading the
daily paper. The remainder of the
passengers were strangers. One who
was from a distant state was talking,
loudly about the laws of Maine.
"It's all nonsense the way they do
down here," he said. ""It's true that
these islands are rapidly being built
up. But the work is mostly done -by:
people who don't care to live under
stupid laws. As for the natives here I
know that they were far happier when
they could drink all the liquor they
wanted to. Most of the money here
was gathered in those days."
A companion of the speaker, who
perhaps thought that he was talking
tc loudly, turned to a person near
him, and asked if he knew the name of
au island iust off to the right.
"I do not," was answered, "but I
think that this gentleman can tell you,"
pointing to the man who was reading
the daily paper. He looked up as if
pleased to give any bit of information
desired, lie gave the name of the
island, and drew a little nearer to the
group of strangers, saying: "That
place has quite a history. One of the
strongest aud hardiest women on our
vonst lived there for years. She often
went fishing, and always had good suc
cess. She raised a good crop on the
island, and saved up several thousand
"And I'll wager she liked a good
glass of New England rum," saidthe
stranger with the loud voice, straight
ening himself up. "I wouldn't wonder
if barrels of liquor have been landed
on that island."
The man with the paper folded it
slowly as he nodded his head in assent.
"It's one of the outermost islands,
you see," he added, "and that made it
easy to smuggle things ashore there."
"And that strong woman played
many a sharp trick, I'll wager," said
the stranger with great glee.
"Yes. One time a vessel from the
British provinces came up the coast
with a load of liquor. They landed
several barrels on that i«1and. But the
custom house officers at the city soon
heard of it. Down they sailed, expect
ing to make a fine haul. But just as
their boat rowed in to the shore down
came the woman with her head all tied
and bandaged up. She walked slowly,
and groaned now and then.
'Oh, captain," she said, 'I've had a
terrible night That tooth of mine that
has bothered me so long hasn't let me
get a wink of sleep. You haven't got a
little bit of rum, have you, captain?
Oh, dear, such shooting pains! If I only
had half a cupful to bathe my face in it
would be all right. Nothing seems to
ease it like that. Haven't you got just
a drop, captain?'
'No,' he answered. 'I'm sorry
you're suffering so. But we don't carry
around such remedies as that.'
"The men were resting on their
oars. 'What's the use of fooling away
our time here?' one of them said.
'That's so,' added another. 'If
there was rum anywhere on the island
you can rest assurod that she'd have all
'Guess that's so,' the captain as
sented, and when he had told the wo
man he hoped she would soon feel bet
ter, he gave orders to row back to the
"Guess she did feel better!" laughed
the stranger. "She had a keen mind.
That proves just what I was saying,
that before these temperance notions
came around, and people drank freely,
they were strong, quick and bright.
There you can see by the looks of the
buildings there how such people pros
per though so much is preached about
the curse which always follows those
who deal in such business."
"But are those buildings owned by
the descendants of the woman?" asked
the passenger who had inquired the
name of the island.
"No," said the islander with a twin
klein his gray eyes, "strangers occupy
the place. Some years after the wo
man had deceived the custom house
officers, a man came there to live. In
some way he gained the woman's con
fidence. She allowed him to take up
her money to a city bank. When she
had about five thousand dollars deposi
ted there he drew it out and left,
leaving her duped as she had often
duped others. In the end she seemed
to lose her reason. She was found
drowned in the little cove yonder one
day. We who live here in Maine feel
that there is a great deal of truth in the
stories about the curse which always
follows the meddling with liquor."
The man spoke quietly, but the
stranger from the distant state rose
quickly and went to the bow of the
boat.—Chas. N. Sinnett, in Union Sig
The Thirst for Liquor Handed Down
Somewhere in 1760- a commodore in
the French navy while intoxicated
married a woman at Charleston, S. C.
After a few weeks he sailed away and
never returned. He supported the
woman and educated a boy which was
born of his marriage. The boy became
a cotton planter, and drank wine
freely. His daughter, an only child,
ran away and married a tutor on a
neighboring plantation who was from
Massachusetts. She was driven from
home, and the father drank severely
the latter part of his life. The tutor
came north and became a w,oolen man
ufacturer. He had three sons, who all
followed him in this business. Four
children of these three sons were in
ebriates. In the third generation from
the tutor five inebriates appeared. In
the fourth generation, two inebriates
and one insane and one epileptic were
present. In the fifth generation there
is one excessive drinker and six mod
erate drinkers. Every generation has
had inebriates and neurotics of various
degrees. Several women were eccen
tric and never married. Many, of the
men have been miserly, and only drank
late in life. Three of them attained
great wealth, and all of them were fond
of music and dancing and travel. In the
third and fourth generations several
members of the family followed the sea.
Two very curious facts appear. The
inebriety of the French ancestor seems
to have made a permanent impression
on all the descendants. The tutor's
father was a Yorkshire woolen manu
facturer who came to New England in
1750, and pursued the same business.
In every generation several* members
of the family followed this business,
showing a persistence of similar occu
pation. In the fifth generation seven
descendants are engaged in the woolen
manufacture, either as proprietors or
workmen. Marriage with other race
stocks seems not to have neutralized or
changed these hereditary trait-s to any
great extent. The families have not
been large, but as a rule -they have
lived long lives. The statistics are not
full enough to sustain positive conclu
sions, yet the general facts point to a
distinct alcoholic heredity, and an In
herited predisposition to follow the
ffwka trad«— Jeuraa? of Inebriety*
ONE PftUNK QUUfcP HIM.
ttgalrrat iMbibed loo Mick
The story may be true, but it is not
sustained by my own experience with
a pet squirrel which, having once in
dulged* in the flowing bowl, could nev
er be induced to get befuddled a second
Benny was a big gray squirrel that
we raised since.he was a couple of
weeks old. He became a famona.pet
in the family and was allowed to roam
at will nearly all -day. On Thursday
nights a whist party used to assemble
at my house, and Benny enjoyed noth
ing better than to sit in the breast
pocket of my coat with his bright, mis
chievous eyes watching every move
ment of the players. One night as we
were drinking some ale Benny was
seized with the thirst of the desert and,
jumping suddenly out, imbibed freely
from my glass. Soon thereafter he went
Next morning the sybarite squirrel
did not awake in his cage until aroused
by earnest calls. He lay languidly at
full length, yawned, stretched out his
forepaws, rubbed his heavy eyelids,
and behaved precisely as human bipeds
are said to behave who indulge not
wisely but too welL From that day
forth, no matter how thirsty he might
be, Benny could never be tempted to
touch any beverage except plain water.
—N. Y. Telegram.
A DANGEROUS HABIT.
No Harm Will Come from Suddenly
When asked, recently, in a question
box lecture, if it would be safe for a
man who had been smoking for thirty
years to break off from the habit sud
denly that is, if it would not be too
great a shock to his physical nature, re
ply was made after this fashion:
If a man has been stealing or swear
ing for thirty years would it be too great
a shock to his moral nature to break
off suddenly? What would you think of
a reformer who advised such a person
to steal smaller articles or tell milder
lies for awhile before he gave up the
bad practices altogether? The eases
are analogous. Every time a man
smokes he does himself harm and the
sooner he stops the better. In con
tinued stealing one might see a selfish
benefit in the accumulation of property,
but the man who smokes gets noth'ng
out of it. In the first place he loses the
money he paid for the cigar, and in the
second place the act of the smoking
comsumes time and vitality, and thix il
ly he must nse up a great amount of
energy in getting rid of the poison thus
taken into the system. A man who
has smoked thirty years must be a
great cigar himself with the tobacco
hanging upon his breath constantly
since his overworked eliminative or
gans can no longer do their part in car
rying off the poison. His "tobacco
heart" will be likely to give out sud
denly some day unless he speedily re
forms.—Dr. J. H. Kellogg.
A MOUNTAIN OF MONEY.
The Enorinons Ainoun. 'h* Annual
That is less than the liquor traffic
costs this country every year. It takes
by far the largest part of it out of
the pockets of the laboring class and
gives them nothing of value in return.
The greatest foe of the poor man is the
drink. It is the greatest monopoly in
the land. What do the political papers
say about it? Nothing. They are si
lent as the grave. In fact, they are
silent partners in this "gigantic crime
of crimes of the ninteenth century."
To cover their shame and to turn th«
attention of the-people from their in
iquitous course, they make a great hue
and cry about other matters of infinite
ly less importance, fill their papers
with inflated accounts of baseball,
horse-races, bowling teams and sports
generally. No notices of temperance
meetings are allowed to appear in their
columns. They are supremely under
the control of the liquor oligarchy.
Meanwhile, more than a billion of dol
lars comes out of the pockets of the
people, with no honest return for the
money spent.—National Tempcranca
FACTS OF INTEREST.
PROF. OSLER writes to the New York
Medical Journal that in all the large
hospitals of Germany cases of diseases
of the heart, coming directly from ex
use of beer, are common.
MB. D. LLOYD GEORGE, M. P. for
Carnarvon, in contrasting temperance
sentiment in the country forty or fifty
years ago with the present day, noted
the fact that Charles Dickens has not a
single teetotaler among his male char
acters, whereas it would be impossible
for a Charles Dickens of our days to
ignore them. There were one hundred
and sixty teetotalers in the house of
A CINCINNATI judge says of men who
drink from twenty to fifty glasses of
beer per day and still apparently keep
their heads: "They are simply be
numbed with drunkenness, even though
they can talk and work, and are in no
sense responsible to the law as adults.
I could not hold such a man responsi
ble any more than if he had been prov
en idiotic or crazy." The public must
look out for itself.
ATTENTION is again called by Mr.
William Livesey to the appalling, figure*
of the Irish annual drink bill. During
the past twelve months there has been
an increase in the consumption of 486,
938 gallons of spirits and 113,963 barrels
of beer, in Ireland, the total reven
ue from excise being £4,693,116,
which does not take in illicit stills.
Public houses are by far the most num
erous in the poverty-stricken localities.
THE drinking, chewing and smoking
population of the United States spends
fifteen hundred millions of dollars in
liquors and tobacco each year there is
one rum saloon to every one hundred
and seven voters east of the Mississippi
river and one to every forty-three voters
west of the Mississippi and two hun
dred and fifty thousand saloons in these
states and territories of the union waste
enough of hard substance to feed,
clothfe and. pay the house rent of every
family in United States.
THE report giving the quantity of
distilled liquors used in works of art,
etc., in Texas shows that only 2,101 gal
lons of highwine8 were consumed,
whereas of sour mash, old bourbon,
rye, and snch like, we devoted to art
during the year 90,860 gallons and up
ward. The wide difference is readily
accounted for when we remember that
only a few drops of wine are needed to
make the cheeks red and rosy, but that
the young men use a whole gallon of
low wines to paint the town red after
the party breaks up and they in
from the suburbs.—Dallas News.
A FAMOUS school in Paris, the Poly
school, gives us an important
item about smoking. Dividing the
young men of the college into groups,
the smokers and non-smokers, i? is
shown that the smokers Have proved
themselves, in the various examina
tions, far inferior to the others. Not
only in the examinations on entering
the school are the smokers in a lower
rank, but in all the various ordeals they
have to pass through, In a year 'the
average rank of smokers had constantly,
fallen, and not inconsiderably, while
the scholars who did not smoke enjoyed
brains ef the clearest kind.
There is said to be in Philadelphia a
depraved rabbit that eats meat and
cooked vegetables, agig} enjoys its beer
like a confirmed toper.
wrmt* wmrmme 3%
The landlord la* In fact, the owner of
the soil only in-name. Unless he him-:
•elf turns gentleman farmer, he can not'
determine the tenancyj he can nflHte-!
fuse the renewal of-the lease he has no'
•dice in the selection of .hta
he can not raise the rent or enforce a
new condition he often does not even:
know the name of the person who pays
him his rent, his intrades, or htapafcrte
vin if the farm changes hands, the new
tenent is not his ownnominee, but the
representative of the preceding occu
pier he can not even sell hi$ land in the
open market. What makes :tfae estab
lishment of the droit de marche. more
remarkable is, that its principle is" a
violation of the principles^ of French
law which, since 1790, has vset. itsyface
against perpetuities. Ye^ though £his
tenant right is not only unrecognized,
but proscribed by the law, the tenant
farmer sells this illegal right by jrtfbTie
auction, disposes of it by will, divides
it among his children, and makes it the
subject of contracts which notaries em
body in legal language. .And, asa curi
ous result of its legal proscription, it es
capes taxation, for, -sooner than appear
to sanction its legality, the state pnefar*
to lose a source of revenue.
The system thus described has been
maintained for centuries in the teeth of
the landlords backed by all the power of
a despotic government. It holds: its
groun by combination, secrecy and ter
rorism. Suppose that a landlord wishes to
into terre libre. He takes the opportu
nity of the expiration of the lease to re
fuse its renewal, to enforce new condi
tions, to raise the rent, or to evict the
tenant in order to introduce his own
nominee. The occupier goes to the vil
lage cabaret, and among his neighbors
utters the forinula: "Je n'ai jamais de
monte personne j'espere que personne
ne me demontera." It is the proclama
tion of an interdict. The farm is boy-'
cotted. The holding is thrown np it
can not be let the land falls out of cul
tivation. If a new tenant is brought in
from a distance, or a neighbor bids fox
the farm, he is denounced as a depoin
teux or land-grabber. From passive re
sistance to open violence is a short step.
The depointeux is unable to hire labor-,
ers, his 6ons can obtain no employment,
his daughters no husbands. Hi', neigh
bors refuse to hold intercourse with
him or his family, or to render them
any assistance. Any one who break!
this interdict falls under its ban. Men
with masks or blackened faces sow tares
among his crops, break up his imple
ments, burn his farm buildings, ricks,
and stables, mutilate his cattle, maim
his horses, or fire shots into his house.
Finally, if these gentler hints fail to
take effect, the depointeux is found with
a bullet through his head ordrowned in
a well—The Nineteenth Century.
DON'T flatter yourself that it can't get
away just because you have bolted your
food at sea.—Elmira Gazette.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken it is pleasant
and refreshing to-the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs Is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared onlv from the most
healthy ana agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and havo made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
9AM FSAMCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE. KY. HEW VOUt. K.f.
Here is an incident from the South
—Mississippi, written in April, 1890,
just after the Grippe had visited that
country. I am a farmer, one of
those who have to rise early and
work late. At the beginning of last
Winter I was on a trip to the City
of Vicksburg, Miss, .where I got well
drenched in a shower of rain. I
went home and was soon after seized
with a dry, hacking cough. This
grew worse every day, until I had
to seek relief. I consulted Dr. Dixon
who has since died, and he told me
to get a bottle of Boschee's German
Syrup. Meantime my cough grew
worse and worse and then the Grippe
came along and I caught that also
very severely. My condition then
compelled me to do something. I
got two bottles of German Syrup. I
began using them, and before taking
much of the second bottle, I was
entirely clear of the Cough that had
hung to me, so long, the Grippe, and
all its bad effects. I felt tip-top and
have felt that way ever since."
8. W. I
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