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bti"rf W. Ii. KELLOGG, Publisher. JAMESTOWN, DAKOTA. The United States, British and Canadian governments unite in deny ing that a new treaty has been con cluded in regard to fishery privileges and reciprocal trade aflecting this country and the dominion. The statement is published in Paris that a syndicate of bankers in thai city and Berlin have subscribed $120, 000,000 for the construction of a sys tem of railroads in the region between the Black Sea and the Persian Gulf. That would mean that the Garden ol Eden was to be crossed by a railroad. George Darwin, the eminent profes sor of astronomy at Cambridge Uni versity, gives it as his opinion that there are no grounds for supposing that an araa of earthquakes is begin ning in the southern states. He ex presses the opinion that it is an isolat ed settlement of the earth's crust, but declares that all talk of the causes ol earthquakes is in the highest degree speculative. The Chelsea, Massachusetts, Rubbei Worlcs, had a strike and the strikers called in the State Board of Arbitra tion. It wa3 met, however, with th« declaration that "there is nothing tc arbitrate." The company has hired new men and declares that it is not concerned with the affairs of men who have left its employment. The State Board is in a dilemma, and well it may be. It is a great question. Mrs. Morosini Schelling, who has re cently been the object of more public no tice than either her merits or demerits entitled her to, has returned to her fa ther's home. Now it is announced ic the most matter of fast fashion, that the lady will procure a divorce. Nc grounds for a divorce having yet beer alleged, it seems to be taken for grant ed that a millionaire's daughter should have no difficulty in getting a divorce if her husband is guilty of being a 'coachman. A correspondent, writing from New Zealand to the London Ironmonger, says that no carpenter in that coun try will use from choice an English hammer, saw, brace or bit that nc woodsman will use an English as when he can get an American one, and that no buggy-builder will accept English coach or tire-bolts if Ameri can ones are to be had. They prefei to pay higher prices for the light, han dy and superior American tools thar to buy the more clumsy and ill-tie signed English ones for less money. The Riel rebellion was a costly one to the Dominion. Much money was spent to suppress it, but the conse quential damages are enormous. A commission to adjust the claims has awarded $1,000,000 to the Hudson Bay company and $600,000 to the Canadian Pacific Railway company. The Hudson Bay company always comes in for a big sum, in cases oi northwestern disturbances. In set tling up the bills of the first Riel re bellion, it was found that the old Hud son Bay company had suffered the loss of millions for which the Domin ion was taxed to liquidate. The whipping of several criminals in Delaware recently has attracted at tention to the law of that State, which provides whipping as a punishment for certain offences. Delaware was for some time severely condemned foi keeping this law upon its statute book. A misdirected philanthropy insisted that the punishment was barbarous and that Delaware should repeal the law. But the little State stood firm -against public opinion in the othei States, and now the tide has turned, and many persons approve of whip pin as a punishment. For wife-beat ing and for petty stealing it is almost cthe only punishment that is adequate There was a great demonstration at Albuquerque, N. M., in honor oi Gen. Miles and staff. There was an impressive street parade, and a recep tion, ball and dinner in the evening. In his speech Gen. Miles said: "I have little patience with those who a short time ago said the hostile Apaches could 'not be subjugated, and since it has beer accomplished they belittle the effort of the gallant men by claiming that it was not performed in a proper man ner, or that it was an easy task. Any -way, such unjust insinuations if they liave any weight would rob worthy men of their hard-earned victory and tar nish the laurels on the graves of the .dead." The New York State Board of Equal ization, "with the purpose to do even and -exact justice to all," have added $99,©00,000 to the valuation of New York rity as assessed by the local au thorities. With reference to soch ac tion it is urged by the board that "the farmir lands of the state during the last fiftee* years have depreciated in fralue at least 20 per cent., and that Many agricultural counties are lostnc im population." On the other hand it is asserted tfeat in the same time estate in jSew York and Kings counties has mom than doubled in •alas that since I860 New York city Jtes paid tor new buildings alone "more than tb# r*loe of JmJf tb# farms of the •tefe" .. CHARACTERISTICS OF RABIES. The Initial Symptoms and Progress ol til* Disease—The Mad Dog's Desire to Bite. It is a great and dangerous error to suppose that the disease (in the dog) commences with signs of raging mad ness and that the earliest phase of the malady is ushered in with fury and destruction. The first perceptible or initial symptoms of rabies in the dog are telated to its habits. A change is observed in the animal's aspect, be havior, and external characteristics. The habits of the creature are anoma lous and strange. It becomes dull, gloomy and taciturn seeks to isolate itself, and chooses solitude and obscur ity—hiding in out-of-the-way places, or retiring below chairs and other pieces of furniture whereas in health it may have been lively, good-natured, and sociable. But in its retirement it can not rest it is uneasy and fidgety, and betrays an unmistakable state of ma laise. No sooner has it lain down and gathered itself together in the usual fashion of a dog reposing than all at once it jumps up in an agitated man ner, walks hither and thither several times, again lies down, and assumes a sleeping attitude, but has only main tained it for a few minutes when it is once more moving about, "seeking rest but finding none." Then it retires to its obscure corner—to the deepest re cess it can find—and huddles itself up in a heap, with its head concealed beneath its chest and its fore paws. This state of continual agitation and inquietude is in striking contrast with its ordinary habits, and should, therefore, attract the attention of mind ful people. Not unfrequently there are a few moments when the croature ap pears more lively than usual, and dis plays an extraordinary amount of affec tion. Sometimes in pet dogs there is evinced a disposition to gather up small objects, such as straws, threads, bits of wood, etc., which are industriously picked up and carried away. A tendency to lick anvthing cold, as iron, stones, etc., is also observed in many instances. At this period no propensity to bite is observed the animal is docile with its master, and obeys his voice, though not so readily as before, not with the same pleased countenance. If it shakes its tail the act is more slowly performed than usual, and there is something strange in the expression of the face the voice of its master can scarcely change it for a few seconds from a sul len gloominess to its ordinary animated aspect and when no longer influenced by the familiar talk or presence it re turns to its sad thoughts, for, as has been well and truthfully said by Bouley, "the dog thinks and has its own ideas, which for dogs' ideas are, from its point of view, very good ideas when it is well." The animal's movements, attitudes, and gestures now seem to indicate that it is haunted by and sees phantoms it snaps at nothing and barks as if attack ed by real enemies. Its appearance is altered it has a gloomy and somewhat ferocious aspect In this condition, however, it is not aggressive so far as mankind is concern ed, but is as docile and obedient to its master as before. It may even appear to be more affectionate toward those it knows, and this it manifests by the greater desire to lick their hands and faces. This affection, which is always so marked and so enduring in the dog, dominates it so strongly in rabies that it will not injure those it loves, not even in a paroxysm of madness, and even when its ferocious instincts are beginning to be manifested, and to gain the supremacy over them, it will yet yield obedience to those to whom it has been accustomed. The mad dog has not a dread of water, but, on the contrary, will greedi ly swallow it. As long as it can drink it will satisfy its ever-ardent thirst even when the spasm in its throat pre vent it swallowing, it will nevertheless plunge its face deeply into the water and appear to gulp at it. The dog is, therefore, not hydrophobic, and hydro phobia is not a sign of madness in this animal. It does not generally refuse food in the early period of the disease, but sometimes eats with more voracity than usual. When the desire to bite, which is one of the essential characteristics of rabies at a certain stage, begins to manifest itself, the animal at first attacks inert bodies—gnawing wood, leather, its I chain, crapets, straw, hair, coals, earth, the excrement of other animals or even its own, and accumulates in the stomach the remains of all the sub stances it has been tearing with its teeth. An abundance of saliva is not a con stant symptom in rabies in the dog. Sometimes its mouth is humid, and sometimes it is dry. Before a fit of madness the secretion of saliva is nor mal: during this period it may be in creased, but toward the end of the malady it is usually decreased. The animal often expresses a sensa iion of inconvenience or pain during the spasm in its throat, by using its paws on the side of its month, like a dog which has a bone lodged there. In "dumb madness" the lower jaw ie paralyzed and drops, leaving the mouth open and dry, and its lining membrane exhibiting a reddish-brown hue, the tongue is frequently brown or bine-colored, one or both eyes squint, and the creature is ordinarily helpless and sot aggressive. In some instances the rabid dog romits a chocolate or blood-colored fluid. The voice is always changed in tone, anc! the animal howls or barks in quite a different fashion to what it did in health. The sound is buskv and jerk ing. In "dumb madness" this very important symptom is absent. The sensibility of the rabid dog is greatly blunted wh» it is struck, burned or wounded it emits no cry of pain or sign as when it suffens or is afraid in health. It will even some times wound itself severely with its teeth, and without attempting to hurt anybody it knows. The mad dog is always very much en raged at the sight of an animal of its own species. Even when the malady might be considered as yet in a latent condition, as soon as it sees another dog it shows this strange antipathy and appears desirous of attacking it This is a most important indication. It often flees from home when the ferocious instincts commence to gain an ascendency, and after one, or two, or three days' wanderings, during which it has tried to gratify its mad fancies on all the living creatures It has encount ered, it often returns to its master to die. At other times it escapes in the night, and, after doing as much damage as its violence prompts it to, it will re turn again toward morning. The dis tance a mad dog will travel, even in a short period, is sometimes very great. The furious period of rabies is char acterized by an expression of ferocity in the animal's physiognomy, and by the desire to bite whenever an oppor tunity offers. It always prefers to at tack another dog, though other animals are also victims, The paroxysms of fury are succeeded by periods of comparative calm, during which the appearance is liable to mis lead the unitiated as to the nature of the malady. The mad dog usually attacks other creatures rather than man when at lib erty. When exhausted by the paroxy isms and contentions it has experienced it runs in an unsteady manner, its tail pendent and head inclined toward the ground, its eyes wandering and fre quently squinting, and its mouth open, with the blush-colored tongue, soiled with dust, protruding. In this condition it has no longer the violent aggressive tendencies of the previous stage, though it will yet bite everyone—man or beast—that it can reach with its teeth, especially if irri tated. The mad dog that is not killed per ishes from paralysis and asphyxia. To the last moment the terrible desire to bite is predominant, even when the poor creature is so prostrated as to ap pear to be transformed into an inert mass.—Prof. Fleming's "Rabies and Hydrophobia." A Dangerous Dive. At the close of the third act of the drama "Blackmail," played nightly at the People's theater, one of the char acters, Leon Devaux, jumps thirty feet from the turret of a prison into what is supposed to be the sea, and thus escapes his pursuers. In reality the sea is a rubber shute suspended nine feet below the stage. W. L. Cooper, who plays the part of Leon Devaux, does not make the dive, however. At that point of the play John Murphy, the property man, takes Cooper's place and makes the dive. At best it is a dangerous un dertaking, and has frequently caused broken bones. Mr. Cooper having met with an accident when doing this some time ago refused to try it again, so Murphy was engaged. The diver starts from a platform in a turret twenty feet above the stage, and has to enter head first a trap-door which is only four feet square. Nine feet below this, and suspended from the stage by ropes, is a rubber bag with a hole in the center. To this is connect ed a canvas shute, which gradually nar rows. This breaks the diver's fall and lands him safely in the cellar. Mr. Murphy made the dive as usual Wednesday night, but on reaching the shute it broke and he landed on his back. When he arose, although suffer ing great pain, he was able to walk with an effort. Harry Miner and Manager Davis went with him up the Bowery after the performance. They left him at Bowery and Houston streets, when Murphy turned west At Elizabeth street he fell on the sidewalk. He managed to creep a block or two in the next few hours. When found by a po liceman about four o'clock in the morn ing he was utterly fagged out and in great pain. An ambulance was sum moned and he was taken to St. Vin cent's hospital. He suffered from a severe contusion of the back. This will prevent him from making the dive for some time. Yesterday afternoon he had so far recovered that he was al lowed to go to his home. Acting Supt. Steers has called upon Capt. Allaire, of the Eldridge street station, to investi gate the matter and stop the diving if necessary.—New York World. Gen. Early's Black Servant One of the best known characters in Lynchburg, Va., is "Jtibe Ecarly's nig ger Joe." Joe is an old negro with all the dignity of a body servant of the slavery days, and his affection for the General amounts to worship. "Jube" owned Joe before the Avar, and owns him still, Joe never had been freed, scorning what he says does not belong to him, and saying as long as "Mass Jube" was alive Joe is his slave. Ear ly is fond of his slave, and would shoot quicker in defense of the negro than anybody else. lie has given Joe carte blanche to buy what he likes in the town, and has instructed storekeepers, no matter what Joe wants, or how much it will cost, to give it to him and send the bill to his master. Sometimes Early gets rather the worse for whisky, and then a comical sight is seen. Joe follows him like a dog, and when the General gets very drunk Joe will say: "Mass Jube. you mus' come home." "Why. you black rascal, what do you mean I'm your master.'' "Yes, Mass Jube, when Vou's sober when you's drunk I'se massa." "Well, I reckon you are right, old man, I'll go with you."—Boston Trav eler. "Send me another copy of The Besays a letter recently received by the editor of the Richmond, Va., paper of that name. "I take one copy now, bat there's co little In It I need another." A DOMESTIC HINTS. LEMON CAEESE CAKES. One pound sugar, a little more than a quarter pound butter six eggs, leav ing out the whites of two juice ol three lemons and grated rind of two. Melt altogether in a jar. BRIGHTON ROCKS (CURLY PETERS). Seven cups flour, rub into two cups sugar two cups butter, three cups cur rants, one nutmeg, four eggs, one tea spoonful soda desolved in a little hot water, with quarter cup sour milk. Mix into a stiff batter and punch off into cakes about the size of eggs. BOILED FROSTING. One pound white sugar, one cup water, boil to a ropy syrup, take off the stove and stir in the whites of four eggs well beaten. CORN STARCH CAKE. Whites three eggs, half cup butter, half cup milk, one cup sugar, one cup flour, three quarters cup corn starch and one teaspoonful baking powder. Cream your sugar, butter and corn starch, add milk, eggs beaten stiff, then flour and baking powder, and flavor with teaspoonful almond. GELATINE JELLY. One box gelatine, one quart boiling water, a sliced lemon and a piece of stick cinnamon (let dissolve), two cups brown sugar. Strain all and pour into molds. TO PICKLE TONGUES. Mix thoroughly four pounds salt, one pound sugar, four ounces saltpeter^ keep in dry place for each tongue take a teacup of the mixture, rub in well (otk a flat dish), turn and bask it every day for four days, then place in a large stone jar, with all the brine that accu mulates always put the last tongue in the bottom of the jar and keep a heavy weight on the top. Tongues cannot be cured well in the summer, but from October all through the winter. VEAL LOAF. Three pounds uncooked veal, quarter pound salt pork, chop these line add two eggs, one cup pounded crackers, one teaspoonful salt and two of pepper, sage and summer savory to suit the taste mould into a loaf, put in a pan and bake one and a half hours baste often cut in slices when cold. GOLDEN CREAM CAKE. One cup of sugar, quarter cup of but ter, whites of six eggs, quarter cup ol milk, one and a half cups of flour, two teaspoonfuls^f baking powder. ANGELS' FOOD. Whites of twelve eggs beaten to a froth, one and a half cups of sugar, one cup of flour sifted four times, one teaspoonful of cream tartar bake in a quick oven. SILVER CAKE. Three-quarters of a cup of sugar, one-quarter of a cup of butter, and a-quarter cups of sifted flour, two tea spoonfuls of baking powder bake in a quick oven. CINNAMON CAKE. Whites of four eggs, two cups of su gar, one cup of sweet milk, half cup of butter, three cups of flour, two tea spoonfuls of baking powder, icing, yolks of four eggs, one and a half cups of brown sugar, two teaspoonfuls of ground cinnamon. Daisies on the Farm. She painted them on canvas With a rapt, artistic air, She wore them in her bodice, And in her raven hair. She thought farm life idyllic, And said its greatest charm Wu lent it by the daisies, The daisies on the farm. "Do you not love the daisies!" To the farmer's son she saith, But all the praise he uttered Was underneath his breath. It sounded energetic, But she felt a vague alarm That he did not love the daisies, The daisies on the farm. She read to him a poem, A pastoral complete He seemed unsympathetic, Though her voice was very sweet With some repressed emotion Mis face grew dark and warm, For its burden was the daisies, The daisies on the farm. Soon the charming summer boarder To her city home returned, For a soul of higher longing Her aesthetic nature yearned. And the farmer's son, undaunted, With his scythe upon his arm, Went to battle with the daisies, The daisies on the farm. Texas Siftings. Unreasonable Texans. According to the Mexican papers, the Texans on the border are much given to making frivolous complaints. The Mexicans seem to think that Texans were created for no other purpose than to be abused, and they deprecate any grumbling on the part of their victims. We have heard of something similai to this. 1 he little boy of a neighboi complained to the gentleman living next door, that his boy was not acting right. "What has my boy done?" asked the gentleman. What has he done? I'll tell yon what he has done. Every time I hit him on the head with a hammer, he hollers out." Every time the Texans aie murdered or robbed by Mexican officials, they (the Texans) "holler out," and there are editors in New York who are shocked at the depravity of Ihe Texans in making a fuss. Texas Siftinqs. British Capital in. South America. Nearly 8456,000,000 of British capi tal, according to official statistics, is in vested in the Argentine Republic—one fourth the estimated wealth of the whole nation in 1884. These invest ments are distributed as follows: Rail ways, §83,500,000 public debt, $136, 650,000 banks and companies, $57,700. 000: estancias and stock, $165,550,000 house property, $12,200,000. In other words, the Argentine Republic has to pay to holders resident in England coupons or dividends on more than $275,000,000 in .Argentine seenrities, amounting to $20,060,000.—Springfield Republican. BAYREUTH. A Sleepy Town That Owes Its Notori ety to Wagner. A century ago Bayreuth was rich and famous as the seat of the Brandenburg margraves, whose palaces and pleasure grounds still adorn' the town and its neighborhood, says a writer in London Society for September. But its eigh teenth century grandeur had faded away forever, and in this democratic and industrial age it has settled down into a comfortable, dignified, dowager like genteel obscurity, with no possible future, apparently, before it but respec table dullness. When ten years ago it sprung into a new and undreamed of notoriety, no one was more taken aback, more put out by the honor than Bayreuth itself. Well we remember, when the city was first invaded by the 6tream of tourists, how slow it was to awake to the greatness thus thrust up on it, and to grasp and act upon the fact that a sudden influx of some two thousand souls call for some extra pro vision. For the visitor's soul, indeed, a rich feast of music was unquestiona bly prepared, but for his bodily require ments little or no thought had been taken beforehand by the town, and ev erybody was at his wit's end to provide for the emergencies that very naturally arose. In the first days the singers themselves ran some risk of being fam ished, while the traveler, ravished with their song, had to learn not even to dream of supper. It is needless to say that in ten years Bayreuth has become used to its popularity, and learned how to turn it to commercial account. No stranger there abiding need want for any needful thing. It has accepted its strange new lot as a modern shrine of pilgrimage. It has accepted Wagner as a ruling divinity. It is the only town in Germany where you are allowed awhile to forget Bismarck and the emperor, nay, even Goethe and Schiller. Wagner here overshad ows all his stamp is everywhere and on everything. The very post cards here sold bear his effigy or a sketch of his theater on the hill. The note paper you buy has for a superscription the "scarf motif" from "Tristan" or the "flower-maidens' motif" from "Parsi fal." His bust, his photograph picture scenes from his operas, and art memen tos of like descriptions supply materi als for a complete branch of trade, upon which the Bayreuth shopkeeper.^ thrive—not to mention the enormous flood of Wagner literature, continually on the increase. The first morning pil grimage made by every visitor who comes hither is to the grave of the man who has conferred this singular kind of eminence on the town. We stroll into the gardens—now a public promenade —of the former palace of the margrave of Brandenburg and of his wife, Fred erick the Great's sister, but it is neither of the sprightly Wilhelmine nor even of the illustrious Fritz that we are thinking of as we tread the shady, park-like retreat, with its stately avenues of ash trees and long strips of water overshadowed by thick boughs, the whole not too carefully kept, and inviting pleasantly to rest and medita tion. From one of the side avenues a gate communicates with the consecrat ed piece of ground, behind the gardens of Wagner's villa which he set apart during his lifetime as a burying place for himself. The approach is through a thick little grove of cypresses and spruce firs, the pathway leading to a railcd-off inclosure planted round with sycamores and beeches. In their midst a tomb—a vast, low-lying gray marble slab without inscription, set in a wide frame of luxuriant ivy. What more natural than that he should desire to rest here, almost in the shadow of the dwelling place where he had passed the last ten years of his life, the years during which he had seen the attain ment of those objects long scouted by the world as visionary, but to whose fulfillment he had strenuously devoted his whole existence. Buy the Best There is only a certain amount of happiness to be had of this world, and the greater portion of that is gained through the flesh, by means of the senses. It follows, then, as the night the day, that the way to get the most happiness is to feed the seven senses on the best food there is to be had. If you are buying peaches, buy two of the very best, rather than four ordi nary ones, they will leave a much bet ter taste. If you are fond of yachting, have a 3'aclit you can be proud of and not a little cramped affair with only room below for half a dozen blankets, a pitcher and some lemons. If you are taking a wife or the wife is taking a servant, let the temptation to get the best have its way and enjoy the com fort they will bring. Satisfy the long ings of those you love, as well as your own. It may be improvident, but in these days, when the most carefully salted fortunes melt in an hour, there is surely as much satisfaction in pleas ant reminiscence as there is in rigid economy. Self-indulgence may be a dangerous motto to give about, indis criminately, and moderation is always to be recommended. But, even so, ob servation teaches us that those who are clever at stealing the baits of the master-of-many-eeremonies find them the most relishing bits of flesh and the most enjoyable sights of the world. The moral of their example being, I suspect, to love the gift but to hate the giver, and above all to look out for the hook.—Graphic. The Innocent Little Rustic. Among the unsophisticated and disingenuous country people: "Tell me my good woman, have you only this one cow?" "That is all." "How much milk does she give a day?" "Ten qnarts." "And how much of it do you sell?" "Thirty eFery morning, monsieur." Tid-Bits. AN ARCTIC WONDERLAND. Interesting Geographical Discov eries in Alaska—An Immense River and Gigantic Peaks. In a letter dated Sitka, Alaska, Sept. 10, Lieut. Schwatka says: "The expedition was left at Icy bay on July 17 by the United States steam er Pinta,- and began the survey of the bay at once, with preparations for ex plorations in the St Elias Alps on and about Mount St. Elias, which mountain was afterward ascended to a height above the snow level greater than was ever made before above that line by Alpine climbers. Icy bay is a mere in dentation on the Alaskan coast some fifty to sixty miles west of Yakutatbay, and would have no existence were it not for an immense glacier emanating from Mount St. Elias and jutting out] into the Pacific ocean far enough toj make the western side of the bay. On' Monday morning, July 19, the expedi tion for the exploration of the moun tains got under way. The course at first lay up the eastern shore of Icy bay, to where the Indians said a large rivei came in, the head of the bay, thence up the river to where it came from under the ice of IMMENSE GLACIERS, as far as the Yakut Indians ever go when hunting bears, mountain goats, etc., and thence to the base of Mount St. Elias. At 8:30 o'clock the party struck a small river, fifty to seventy five yards wide, which had to be ford ed middle deep in ice-water from the glaciers. The next hour's walk was over a beautiful prairie, with heavy grass and wild pea-vines, interspersed with strawberry patches loaded with fruit and many pretty clumps of ever green trees. This march brought the party to the great river which empties into the head of Icy bay, and which was struck about six to eight miles from its mouth. Its immense size was a great surprise, as it was not suppos ed that such a river existed iu that part of Alaska. Where it was first struck the stream is from a mile to a mile and a half wide 800 to 1,000 yards is water, the remainder being low mud, sand, and gravel. The bay is covered at high water, when the stream must be A SECOND MISSISSIPPI in appearance its western bank is a perpendicular wall of ice, part of the same great glacier which forms the western shore of Icy bay. It was load ed with glacier mud from the Mount St. Elias Alps, and its swift current, with waves about a foot high, was thought to be eight or ten miles an hour. It was surmised at the time, and afterward partially corroborated, that tiie great river was entirely too big in every way to be draining only the seaward slopes of the St. Elias Alp3 in the vicinity of the mountains from which it comes. It must head far beyond the range and break through them at Repartan pass, and after drain ing the Travesse pine districts its mud. dy waters from the glaciers discolor all the waters of Icy bay and for many miles out to the sea. It was named Jones river, after George Jones, of New York city, and, geographically, was one of the most important discov eries of the expedition. It is not thought to be rivaled by any Alaskan river emptying into the Pacific ocean. The real ASCENT OF MOUNT ST. ELIAS began July 25. After several days' climbing the barometer showed an ascent altogether above the sea level of about 7,200 feet, nearly all of which was above the snow level. This gave to the party, it is believed, the Alpine record of the highest climb above the snow level ever made, certainly the highest on an almost unknown mount ain. The party returned to Icy bay well satisfied with its record. Its geo graphical results were beyond its ex pectations. Three immense peaks, from 12,000 to 8,000 feet high, were named, after the president. "Cleveland Peak the secretary of the navy, "Whitney Peak," and the commander of the Pinta, "Nichols Peak." Re turning from Icy bay to Yakutat bay, a swamp was encountered, and the party barely escaped. At Yakutat three sep arate excursions were made and many new geographical features mapped." Mineral Wealth of Virginia. The vast wealth of minerals in south west Virginia is beginning to attract a large share of attention from capitalists, and while Alabama and Tennessee are now the centers of the greatest activity in iron interests, Virginia, with its equally as great advantages, is soon destined to become the seat of much more extensive mining and iron-mak ing industries than ever before. The, mineral wealth of southwest Virgina is simply enormous, and in all probability it will not be many years before we see another Birmingham, not in name, but in being the center of immense iron industries, somewhere in southwest Virginia. A dispatch from Pulaski county says that northern and English capitalists and iron men are buying up mineral lands very freely, and that several narrow gauge roads will be built immediately to connect with the Norfolk and western railroad at Pulaski Station.—Baltimore Manufacturers Re cord. A Sure Sign. "Do you think that Col. Yerger is going to run again for the legislature?" asked an Austin gentleman of a friend. "I know that he is." "Did he tell you so?" "No." "Then how do you know he is going to run again?" "You see I live near him, and his wife is beginning to pay back tea and coffee they borrowed a year ago, just after he was defeated. He is begin ning already to win over the dissatisfied element of his party."—Texas Siftings. We don't want to hurt anybody's feelings —but wouldn't it be better for Mr. Bull to swap his Henn for an incubator?—Xo.'«io Commercial. His Son William. Bright and early Monday morning a farmer-looking man entered a Detroit establishment where steam-radiator^ are kept on sale, and after squinting around a few minutes and asking for "the boss," he queried: "Was my son William in here a day or two ago?" "He might have been," was the reply. "Tall feller—a little stoop-shoulder ed, and a sort of chain-lightning look about him?" "I think ho was." "I knew he was. He came in town *,o look for a coal-stove, and some one asked him why he didn't buy a radiator. He came home all upsot about 'em, and nothing would do but I must come in and sec 'em. This is a radiator, is it?" "It is." "Heat goes around in all them pipes, I take it?" "Yes, sir, the circulation is perfect." "William said he could git one aH painted up and a marble slab on top for 'leven dollars." "Yes, I'll sell you one for that Don't you want but one?" "Oh, I guess one'll heat the sitting room all right." "You are not going to put in a boiler and pipes for just one radiator, are you?" "What biler and pipes?" "The boss" had a confidential chat with him for about three minutes, at the end of which the farmer remarked: "I thought it odd that William couldn't remember where you put the coal in, or whether it was fixed to burn wood, too. Say, mister!" "Yes, sir." "I said suntliin' about William hav ing a chain-lightning look. I want to take it back. He don't know 'nuff to chaw peach stones, and I'll make him cut corn all night to pay fur this!"— Detroit Free Press. The Corner-Stone of the Homa There are husbands who hurt and wound their wives most cruelly—so I have said before. But, and this I write shamefacedly, not few are the wives who thus offend. I maintain that men are still more tactless, thoughtless, as a rule, than women. Yet it is certainly true that the wife oftener transgresses than the husband, in the way of bring ing up unpleasant topics, petty person alities and fault finding. The seeming paradox can only be explained by the conceded fact that women do talk more than men. and so they say more foolish things. I know a wife who dares not call a penny of her own liberal allow ance her own who defers all household matters (in no offensive sense none of his business) to her much older and wiser husband's judgment, yet who, in trifles is constantly teasing him, going contrary to his wish. A most just and honest man, if not a little arbitrary, such a nature could be easily shown where his dictation was welcome, and where most intrusive. Only the yoiur wife must learn tact and truer unsel fishness that would strive to please the one loved best of all, in every right way, and so would soften any but the hardest heart to see the justice in cer tain acts of self-assertion. It is a trite joke, the government or a husband yet there are few men—so very few—who by the influence of ever so little thought, in small matters, may not in all things of importance, be led withersoever the wise wife listeth. It is the whole system of "petticoat gov ernment' in a nut shell, too little used and best understood by on-looking out siders. Does this subject seem beyond the scope of Good Housekeeping? Mr. Gardner says: "Unless you can make your hduse something more than a work-shop or a showcase, it will always be good deal less than a home." A woman or a man may make a per fect workshop or a perfect showcase, but the home can never be built on a sure foundation, unless the corner-stone be tact, which is only another name, withal, for brotherly love.—Ruth Hall, in Good Housekeeping. Many of the wealthy Bostonians, writes Ben: Perlej Poorc, migrate into the country on the last day of April, and are thus enabled to pay a small rate of rural taxation rather than the higher rates imposed by city tax col lectors. This is very beneficial to the towns thus receiving a summer influx of taxpaying sojourners, and many of these temporary residents have erected beautiful villas, or those hideous archi tectural monstrosities known as Queen Anne cottajrcs. Not of That Kind. "Was your husband on the stand yesterday?" asked the lawyer of a wo man in a case in which husband and wife were witnesses. "No," she an swered with a snap, "he wasn't on the stand. He was on the set. That's the kind of a man he is, whenever there is anything to set on, from a satin sofy to the top rail of a worm fence."—Wash ington Critic. It Has Come to Stay. To the professional ofticc-secker, civil service reform is about as welcome as the visit of the typical mother-in law. The Chicago Times intimates that civil service reform is not a sum mer boarder, but has really come to stay. It is almost as disastrous a case as that of the mother-in-law who paid her daughter only two visits a year, but unfortunately, each one of them lasted six months. The oflice-seeker who is waiting for civil service reform to play out so that he can get in, might as well take a contract to hold water in a seive —Texas Siftings. Prof. McCke tells a gaping continent that the recent shaking up of 2,000,000 square mHes was caused by an "internal landslide." Who ever heard of an internal landslide before! The next time we hear from Professor McGee be will be soffertag from a severe attack of in ternal bald head.—Ctfcmtw (0s.) Bnguirrr.