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AN EMBEZZLING DOG.
Of Wasted oa.Beer Funds Keant for Chanty. A ;i.l story of animal depravity rxnos i'aun a l.ortlicrn coal district. Xr foir.t jur? a wtll-ktown colliery Briox ha lur. l'usul with thesirv of a lir.r. rttrievtr. who, with a lllictir.j; h. .-nai'i'ul addlc-ise jro.-i hi; h..ik. wa aiTiistomod to tn.l fri 11. pit to pit luring coppers, j tva; !::$::. r contrilauion?, on be alf if a -ii k and Lcr.cvolmt fkiml. 1;; thi? way ht- lias some-fliiKij- (li;..::..l a lniu-h a? 22 rfjillii:- in .-:rg!o vtk, says the SLoEtloi! Kx'i?-. ar.J tin- fund iiself Has i n ti. means of doing an im-snir.n- ;::r. cr;: of good. (If course the jKirujf ;'ii!i.nlv(s have Win coritrib nticg out if their weekly earnings, 3ut the diig ixeitid so uiueli inhrist anjor.gtluni ly the faithful perform ance of h'.r n.i-rion that they readily put their spare coppers into the box , fee carried, j Sniue time agothedoghappenedto ' grf nt a public house, where he know i a good many e,f his patrons would be ( afseinbiid. 'nids dropping pen- j aifi into his box and ngaliru him ; i with bi-i u;:? sMiie of t'm m used to let . Hum take a sip or two nut of their -wiugs of bt e r. In this way the unfor- 1 innate ;.r.:n.al aennin-d a liking for Jrink. w ill: t hi- most e'epiorable re- ' )lis. I; wa- rot that hi e.ec.'.sioEallv ! 3e-can;c ir.toxi.-atu! and was thereby . ( tD;ibii to i::-;:c h.is i:::.r.d of mercy, Ini his .!'.,-;. u oral rati! re Kcamede- ; ;jravoi. sxu-h an extent had this iett-riira;ioi p.w that somedaysago ' Hp wt.s di.-c -., red l.y the- side of the ' STKid in a pi rfn-tly helpless condition, J rilh nothing rvtnainirg of his boxes- .qi the straps. He was taken care tW. and iventtially got sober again, when his coi.uuct bee-aine such as to xcite the utmost wonder. lie whined pitcously and tried to jt3ipe. iy and by lie In came very vi olent, and the mint i theught he was mad. Thi y would not K t him go,but ffcJhered him lo a long string, and Sim he led them to a pkee on the side f a rocky hill, where they discov ered fragments of the collecting box aed alsn the h.iding place of the con- 3t seemed that after going his usual ocpnd on the preceding Saturday the Joghad gonetothissj)ot.and by some means probably by rolling over and ewer on his back broken the box to splinters and released the money. He Hid then concealed the coins, and, Helping himself to them as his degen feratt cravings prompted, had spent ' more thau half of the money in bee r at warious public houses in the neigh borhood. Great indignation is felt frith the publicans who supplied him, Jor they knew the dog w ell and ought to hare noticed the absence of his col lecting box. And, moreover, after the Wret four or five drinks his condition vnnsi have been a matter for remark. The tiog k now under careful re tstraini, and it is hoped that he may wet again resume his useful labors. -A SEIGHBORHOOD NURSERY. Wo lot Harinz Children Cared For at Small Cost Establishing a neighborhood arawry will not be difficult if you Ktw any young woman whom all the ofciidrcn love, and who has to work Ebr a living.' writes Berthie Fogg Xnthoine. in the Ladies' Home Jour nal. -If so. suggest to her that she ftake charge of the neighborhood ba Biiea from three to seven years old fbr a certain sum per month. A largo giayground and a big room are nec eary. The playground should have a. heap of small stories and several anounda of nice dry sand. The play room thuu!d have plenty of floor sefrace. The governess should over Hook the play and keep the tangles straightened out. She should punish nly in exceptional cases, and by the ncilderi means, but she should inter tkxe before a quarrel has reached dan jjermis proportions. As to the finan cial arr..i.-imtnts. circumstances aaxst govern the details. The aver-j fe female wage-earner receives five j idlars a week, for six days' work of fcht to ten hours' duration. To the j 10 a u.oi.-.ii add five dollars fur rent -room a: o jilayground, then divide : By the number of children enrolled." , Cieimenei in Siberia ! ! The production of buticrin Siberia ; Saf increased during the jiast few CJiirs lo a very marked degree. In tLe vicinity of lianaul, for instance, ffljcrc are at present 300 creameries, Hgjiusl tw o in 189G. The demand for miik vessi's has consequently as sumed laige proportions. A factory for the production of these articles Saas lately been established at Kurgan, but, as it cannot tven approximately upply the demand, the greater part lias to be procured from Moscow. l lull In . .i) A DIVORCE CHART. States of the Union Where the Law b Lenient An enterprising publishing firm has put on the market a rather unique document. It is nothing less than a divorce chart of the United States, from which unhappy couples can quickly karu in what state tluy can get separated with the greatest celer ity and ease, savs the Salt Lf.ke Her ald. "By a mere g'ance," it explains, "the particular information sought may be id taiiu d. The form and man ner in which the laws are placed be fore the readir are as simple of com prihiiision for the layman as they are for the lawyer." The chart, it is to be fiared, wil) den much to put a damper on the divorce industry of South Dakota. Idaho, Nebraska and N'evada are equipped with just as rapid-lire divorce laws as the more widely-advertised state. In fact, tluy In at South Dakota on one very mate-rial point, for while the last named state does rot permit the remarriage- of a guilty defendant the other three lay no restrictions on either party. They also require less notice of an action than South Dako ta, construe causes just as liberally and demand no longer residence. But easy divorces can be had in the cast just as well as in the west. Staid old Connecticut, Main and Delaware bother themselves not abouf length of residence, so long as the cause ori ginates on their soil. They also pro vide a liberal number of causes for persons desiring separation to choose from. . South Carolina is the most inhos pitable state of ail to the would-be divorcee. The laws there are strict, to the verge of biueness. But in the ma jority of state? this interesting chart shows that to a couple so minded one can be very easily obtained, and in some the untying of the knot is not much mure difficult than the tying. HARD UPON ABORIGINES. Hatoc Wrcu;ht br Dinii-i ani Vices of CiT.l.zition. The injurious influence of "civili zation" upon aborigines has been show n in a good many casts within re cent years, and is now being once more witnessed in Alaska. The de cline in the numbers of the natives of the Aleutian islands is most remark able. Where there were formerly about 120 villages, with a total popu lation of from 1,500 to 2,500 persons, there are now not more than ten vil lages, while the population has de clined to 1,000 individuals, and only TOO of this number are full-blooded natives. This strong tendency to ex tinction of native populations has been most strikingly exemplified in Hawaii and Australasia, where tribes were often annihilated in a few years by their inability to resist the dis eases and vices of civilization. In the Aleutian islands a large propor tion of the recent deaths are ascribed, to measles and consumption both unknown until a few years ago. The population of Alaska is rapidly grow ing, having about doubled from 1890 to 1900. and as the native clement has dwindled, the increase of the white settlers must have been much more than 100 per cent. Similar changes are in progress in Hawaii. X. Y. Post. The leading stoves and ranges in the world. Unequalled for perfect construction, economy of fuel, handsome ap pearance. Over 3,000,000 in use. Famous for 35 years. Tnr sale bv leadin2 dealers everywhere. Look for the trade-mark, and insist on seeing the genuine JEWELS. SALT UNDER QUICKSAND, j Industrial Possibilities Along the Coast of Louisiana. ' j The jTacticability of mining salt through quicksand has been demon strated on Weeks island, in Iberia parish, and the success of the under taking opens up a great industrial possibility for Louisiana, declares the New Orleans States. For more than 'oo years efforts have been made to reach the salt through the quie'ksand, and now the difficulties have been overcome by the ilyles Salt company by sinking a caisson and the applica tion of other methods. . j The process by which the caisson for the shaft was suuk and secured is interesting in many ways. The cais son is composed of circular steel bands some 18 inches in height, ar.d as one is' sunk another is riveted to it, with1 pitch paper between to make it air-J tight, the earth being taken out as the caisson sinks down. It took 43 feetj of this Einkinjr and mining to reach the quicksand, when the water was forced back by the application of com pressed air, the caisson meanwhile having been capped bv an airlock. The pressure at the distance below the j surface was from 18 to 20 pounds per square inch, so a very powerful pres-! sure was necessary to keep the shaft clear of water, but this was done, and passing through a stratum of 'clay overlying the salt stratum, the base of the caisson finally rested on the salt bed and was sunk some feet further into it. Below that the salt was penetrated, and a wooden caisson, running from the water line 50 feet above to a pres ent depth of 93 feet below the sur face, w as put in. aud then the process I ui iiuiiuiaiiuH ue i;.iii. ensi uiennii salt was smoothed oil and cut in, when it was heated to an intense heat by the flames from compressed air blow pipes, and the eeim-nt. consist ins of pitch and asphalt, was poured over,! filling up the interstices and sticking' to every crack and cranny. Over this' was laid a covering of cement, the' whole not only securing the caisson, but making it absolutely air and wa ter tight and permittinjruninterrupt- ed work of the miners. ! 'But the mining will not stonat tl.;? ' 4 liUA U. WINKLE Jewel SMTn are sold br L Gillen, Lexington, Mo. 3 The International Cyclopaedia. REVISED EDITION. 16 Volumes, 55,000 litles, 25.000 Cross References, 15c Double Page Plates, I so Double Page Mips From Latest Survey. DOOD. AlEAD (Sc COMPANY. Publishers. NEW YORK gKM CHICAG0 A GEOLOGICAL FALLACY. Soms People Btliere 0:1 tad Gat Can Be Found Anywhere. Probably the most wild and unjus tifiable of all the crude beliefs respect ing geological resources is that which holds to the conviction that by going deep enough the drill is sure to find something of value, r.o matter at what point the work of boring is com menced. There are numerous wise persons in every community, estima ble, influential, and in the highest de gree public spirited, who are con vinced that the question, forexample, of finding coal in their special local ity, is simply a matter of the depth to which the explorations are carried. Bock oil and natural gas are recog nized as desirable products in every progressive community, and every such community contains persons, in other respects intelligent, who nre ready to stake their own fortune and that of their nearest friends on the belief that oil and gas are everywhere underneath the surface, and that their sources can be tapped with the drill, provided only there is sufficient capital to kee p up the process of drill ing long enough. Mines and Miner all. I A Grleroui tolerance. Every man has about one grievance that he springs whenever he has half a chance.- Washington (la.) Democrat. depth of 93 feet. Instead it will be sunk to a depth of from 300 to 4Ml' teet, while tunnels will be run out and big chambers will be blasted and mined, and the pure rock salt brought to the surface for distribution all over the United States and Canada. By the sinking of rods at various points surrounding the shaft it has been ascertained that the salt strata is a mile or more in width, while the bottom has never been reached, af fording what is practically an inex haustible supply of the finest salt in the w orld. A REMARKABLE CATCH. Fiih Story That la Good Until the Next One la Told. Eecently there has been another record-breaker in trout fishing in Lake Keuka, say the Rochester Dem ocrat. For several days it has been nothing unusual for fishermen to take seven or eight within an hour or so. Almost everybody who tried got full share, and some were fine specimens, weighing from five to seven-pounds. It is told of a man from Corning that, while fishing near Bluff Point, he hooked a trout which weighed, he I thinks, about nine or ten pounds, but in bis excitement he lost the fish at he was about to take it into the boat, with three branches of hisSeth Green The following day one of the vet eran fishermen of the lake hooked a trout near the same point. As he landed the fish he was much surprised to find a second hook in the fish's mouth. lie started to draw in the loose line from this second hook, and was again surprised to find that there was still another trout on the line which he had fished up. He landed this fish and was nearly overcome when, from the second fish, he dis covered a third line upon which was a third fish. The three fish, weigh ing 2G pounds, were safely landed and were taken to Keuka. where it is 1 said they we re viewed bv a larce num. i 1 j ber of people. j Economy in CoaL 1 Here is a simple method of making j half a ton of coal go as far as fifteen hundredweight. The plan is to place a quantity of chalk in thegrates;once heated, this is practically inexhaust ible from combustion, and gives out great heat. Alaalca'i Farma. There are only 12 farm, in Alaska. These farms have a combined area of only 159 acres, but the profit from their cultivation in 11)00 was $8,0-1 1. This was due, of course, to the high prices prevalent in the local market, President. D. W. U.TBVI8 Vice Pre. WALTRH II. WAKKKLL Caaliler. LEXINGTON SAVINGS BANK, LEXINCTON, PAID UP CAPITAL, MISSOURI. $50,000 Does a g-eoeral banking business. HoUclta account. Liberal accommtxlutloDi to customers. 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