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The Supply in Germany it is
Said Almost Exhausted
The Czar liiwfchcd to Make a IJefiuIte
War Hrcluratioii Emigration or
jevs from Kn ia German and
Trench Muadroas
iropyriRhteil by Assciatcd Pre
BrniiN Juncl3 Undaunted by the over
whelming majority which supporttl Chan
cellor Von Caprivi on the cereal duties
question in the landtag members of the
Frrisincfjc party last evening held a inass
meeting at which the party leaders amid a
period of exclamations announced their in
tention of prnscniting more vigorously than
ever the antigrain dJticsiaw agitation
Tl e figures published by the Liberal press
showing that stores of cereals in Germany
were nearly exhausted elicited official sta
istics issued in todays issue ol the Keieh
zuger which aim to prove that the gram
haivest of isyy was not short hut on the
contrary was better than that ofUSB being
rqnl to the average harvest of
the last ten jears The figures
arc ba < ed on rough computation
Allowing that the ficures of the Ueichzuger
ar accurate tho fart remains that the
high priro of bread presses ncavily upon
the working class who fall to understand
ho argument of the minister that tho tcm
jiorarv abolition of the tariff would not re
lieve t ne existing distress The declaration
ol CliaiHellnrYon Caprivi that the crops in
f ieimany ire in better condition than is
uentiallV supposed have been contradicted
oy reliabl reports from several quarters of
the empire received by telegraph today
These reports are to the effect
hat in Western Prussia the severe
old weather aud night frosts during
i lie current week have rained ttie crop
I he ioJ wave appears to have extended
r Silesia Saxony Bavaria and Morua
feintrams from Vienna announce that there
has bin a heavy ffiHof snow in the eisi
ern Alps covering tho plains of Syria
The proMcrt that the weather will blast
> cr > promise of rivorablc crops is already
u urhing ottlcial iircles
i i understood that Chnvccllor Von Cap
ri today btioming dissatified with ilic
r ports upon which hi had based his asser
iou made durimr the debate in Ihe lower
nouso of the Irussian diet has actu
u U asked the customs ofnnrs
and other functionaries io furnish fresh
atemnnts In the meantime memorials
from Munich Hamburg Dresden and other
ivnters reach the chancellor protesting tho
necessity of reduction of tariff on grain
The session of the landtag will he brought
< a close next week when the Liberal
members of that body will then carry ugi
tations into the country districts
Military and social circle are equally
ama7ed at the revelations regarding the
conditions of society in England i he ad
mission that the lrince of Wales has been
involvcQ in a gambling scandal is t he prin
ipal topic of conversation in all the mili
lary casinos and clubs The action of Un
pnnco in the aflair is cn > puiticuiy con
demned It is impossible it is stacd
to conceive of a high Prussian oPJcor con
rintung the offense of cheating at cards or
ot screening a person who had bem found
t ilty of such an act and no instance is
known in the army where an ofiicer lias
iarlevil publicly r privately regjnting a
miliar charge
The newspaper press draw ti unw
nnparison Emperor Williams stioug
iiin inmilion of gambling in the German
ru has greatly assist to cheek the
ice of playing for hieli stake The
Mperor it has long been known entcrtaiua
warm feeling toward 1h ITiuco of
U all s
1 lie Klein journal goes on alluding to the
re anns of Princes nfWnlos to vard her
Ichiinl and says that sin is neglectad for
m i n of the Icmi monde and llnds her
v onsolation in the icsoc with which
r > I aerlish people surrounded her
The Post asserts that the Trench govern
uieii ocmand that the czar make adetinite
ation as to the attitude to which he
xonld assume in the event of a Franm
ifinuan war has ohtaincii only the vaguest
it spunse
At t < conferences of Hebrews held here
which have been attended by Delegates
Adlerof the AngloJewish association 1 >
ling r and Loch of Paris and Stern of
Vienna it has been resolved to form
an international immigration committee
fur i he purpose of supervis
g the emigration of Jew from
Ifus ia Only refugees who havo been
on idled to leave thei homes will b ih
slst d iuid these will bo sent to their ulti
mate places of settlement As these rim
feronces amplo evidence wa > adduced ti
> hor that tho exodus is reach
ing immenso proportions It ha
littlo effect ujion Germany and
England however the flood of emigation
tending toward tho United States
The Paris La Franco today publishes an
interview that was held with Admiral Vc
of the Trench navy in regard to ihe
statement recently published by the Uer
nn Vosisdie Zeitung to the effect
ihit t ue German squadron was
equal to the task of coping
with the French squadron in the N ortli
sen Admiral Vallon said The French
navy s still capable of boating allied Herts
vf the Dreibund If tho Uritbh uavy was
against us however we could do nothimr
u retreat into the fort
oicmun Count j Soon to be Added to Fort
Worths Territory Tile Place Tor
the Homeiecker
a ivoitnTOtt cotem s convrc
Washington Coriv Tex June 7 To the
Vw lLiting ut eturnej from ihe Ma
oiiey bin land vale t Santa Anna on the l
ml nil tlirouph ihe Xews 1 would like Jo tell
tin farmers who want to move where to go to
vgo to Coleman courty I have been oil
tr Ti xasand tnc Vii ed States Taking all
li BS into coiKlderatlon it is tho best country
ev < < aw Pirsi it i as healthy a country as
tuere is on earth The taniK are a richos ahy
TeXS The ountry is well watered There
one stream Home eroc > runnlnj throuch
ueinaa counlv for thirtv miies that would
ia the OreatEa iiTii The yield of the laad
< ear i thirtylive hushfK of wheat to the
j ere and from eighty to one hundred and
icntv live bu > hcls of oats Corn will be sixty
I uhr s peracread all othercrop eurrc > pond
r v
Tnis is the natural grape country of the
la id states Ii as gooil as Calforcia and
h t a hort tnnethi country will be market
a Kiic prapi as are raised lnCaifornu
hev ten got them now 1 saw them Land
il > iuutrv can he bought now at s and 510
w r acre that in a few years will command Kfl
i no itstake
Xui i have lhis to say about this country It
heat tivit has plenty of good pure water
1 a ph ii of timber ha rich hinds dont have
IVhannle windsdon t have aaymalarla dODt
i i u cell use tor doctors This ilahony pas
ur sale na a be success forhtm and a bigger
ii ngfr Santa Anna and the commencement
o < the aieiition ot the pastures They must
rvc wu i the man with the htc G eMou
liitor < ia7Ptte
Coleman county like other counties in
tho Brownwood co intry lias been feed
ing Galveston but thanks to the Fort
Worth and Kio Grande railway and the
people of Bro uwood this rich and pro
nattixe country will shortly bo included in
Fort Worths territory On with tho
ICio Grande Yours Howjuu
Hamilton County Ohio Tipmnorat
ivn ti Ohio lune 13 The Demo
cra1 v vecutive ionmittee of Hamilton
iou ty at a called WftrT even
ing indulged in deba iu which
6 einor Campbell ivs scored be
Tr v by all th si > eakers except
oie and resolutions to appoint a committee
of n eprel > s jhe sense of the commit
to on Govorao Campbell was ratified but
was laid over until the next meeting The
action of the committee was in de
fiance of the Democrat ic state
committee appointing next Satur
day for the Democratic primaries to
elect delegates to the Democratic state con
vention and Using Hamilton countys
quota of delegates at eightytwo This
takes the matter out of the hands of the
state central committee
Summoned to Appear
Piitis Juno 13 The magistrate who has
been entrusted with the Panama canal in
quiry Las summoned M DeLesseps and his
son to appear before him on Monday nest
WAsniXGTOJT June 14 1 a m For
Eastern Texas Light showers stationary
temperature southerly winds
Arfllnliuinan Incident or the Early Strug
ffit lietween KexicoandToxHS Grauf
Life ia Mexico mid Texas
Anions the tragical events that written
In blood upon tho page of the history of
Texas early struggle for liberty make it
one of the most glorious in the annals of
tho world there is none more thrilling or
terrible than tho fate of Dr James Grant
In the person of this unfortunate settler
wa3 repeated the famous story of the rids
of the Pole ilazeppa but for Grant there
was no rescue and ho was torn to pieces
after a mile or two by the raging mad
dened animal to which he was bound
Grant was a Scotchman by birth and
had been educated for a physician but
owing to ill health was obliged to leave
Scotland for a milder climate nnd finally
settled in Mexico of which country he be
came for the sake of expediency a natu
ralized citizen and in 12j bought a large
tract of land in the neighborhood of Par
rasIn the management of this property ha
gave great offense to tho better cla > s of the
Mexicans by his advanced notions and
efforts to reform the condition of the poor
laborers of the vicinity and it is believed
that the cruelty practiced toward Grant is
to be attributed to tho dislike ho aroused
But it is probablo that while this in
creased the feeling against him his en
deavors to introduce American colonists
into Texas was the real secret of this en
Jn company with Dr J C Beales he in
1653 obtained an impressario contract for
settling 800 families between tho Nueces
and Rio Grande rivers Fiftynine of these
colonists sailed from New York in tho
schooner Amos Wright on Nov 111S33
nnd on Dee G tho schooner entered Aran
tas pa Cumbered with children and
women unused to tho privations and ex
ertions of a pioneers life the party pro
ceeded with the greitest difficulty toward
the territory where their proposed settle
ment was to be Their way led via Goliad
and San Antonio and from the petty an
noyances to which they were subjected at
tho hands of the Mexicans it was evident
that the immigration was bitterly resented
andan object of suspicion
The party arrived at a little stream
called the I > as Moras ou March 10 lb34
where a village was duly laid oil into
streets and with renewed hopes the colo
nists began the work of breaking the land
iuto little farms Bur tile name of the
village which was Dolores seemed pro
phetic The place was never built up aud
the settlement was soon abandoned
Grant then began to occupy himself with
politics and was secretary of the executive
council of Coahuila nnd in 1S35 a member
of the legislature dispersed by General Cos
After this arbitrary raeasuru he made his
way with a few companions to San An
tonio and in the command of n company
of forty men assisted Milam in tho capt
ure of the city but Jio was opposed to the
declaration of Texas independence believ
ing the measure imprudent and precipitate
and advued patience until reenforced by
other settlera
Early in 1S C he piojected an expedition
to tho Rio Grande for the purpose ot re
establishing at least temporarily the con
stitution of 1S21 In this he associated with
himself Colonel PW Johnson the pioneer
hero and patriot whom he sent by the way
of San Felipe where he was successful iu
obtaining the authority of the executive
council for their scheme while Grant went
directly to Refugio They arrived early in
February with about seventy men in San
Patricio where Johnson established his
hcadq Qarters whilo Grant with Major
Morris and about forty men went farther
west to collect a supply of horses
On Feb 23 San Patricio was surprised
and captured by General Urrea who pro
ceeded with such caution that the Texaus
were kept in profound ignorance of the
mm cment
In the meantime Colonel Grant with his
company was encamped on the Agua Dulco
creek twentysix miles to the southwest
on t heir way back to San Patricio with the
horses they had secured Urreu learned of
their whereabouts and sent out a large
body of Mexican dragoons for their capt
ure A short but decisive fight ensued
when most of tho Americans were killed
without quarter Major Morris killed
Grant slightly wounded and Brown taken
prisoner by means of a lasso
Grant known to bo a surgeon was prom
ised a passport to leave the country if ho
would attend to tho wounded Mexicans
This he did with such fidelity that nil
without exception recovered but in the
meantime the captain left in command of
the town after tho departure of Urrea
secretly dispatched eight men in search of
a wild horse which they succeeded in capt
uring after about three weeks
The unfortunate settler wasthen brought
forth and by the order of thu brutal cap
tain his feet were bound Uo those of the
horse and his hands to the tail He strug
gled frantically and after reminding the
officer of his solemn promise to which no
attention was paid he appealed to the
men recalling to them his ministrations
and devotion but the only reply was in
sulting imprecations and shouts of hideous
merriment As tho men stood ready to
sever the cords that beldtho mustang tho
captain brought a lash down upon the ani
mals flanks exclaiming This is your
passport now go
The fiery untamed horse sprang awny
with great violence and was soon lost to
sight The next day the mangled remains
of poor Grant were discovered some dis
tance from the town but were left ua
General Urrea iu his account ot the
capture of San Patricia declares that
Grant was killed in the action of March 2
aud the statement was confirmed by Colo
nel Reuben Brown who saw him fall
wounded on that occasion and believed
him dead but the story ot his fearful ride
to death was told by his Mexican servant
who had been left in San Patricia who
was of course perfectly familiar with his
This servant a boy ot about eighteen
years old afterward made his way to Gen
eral Houston and with every evidence ot
real griefrelated the barbarous fate of his
master Ho declared that he made several
attemlts to secure the remains and bury
them but was warned by the Mexicans
net to interfere on peril of his life St
Louis Republic
Tlie Farmer Have Lost Faith in the Old
1arties Ever Ilefoniiing Our Sys
tem of Government
You ask What are the advantages to bo
derived by the organization of a third po
litical party in Texas I answer it is the
desire of the farmers who compose an
overwhelming majority of the population of
Texas to reform our system of govern
ment And we have been working with
the Democrats all the time tand are now
convinced that we can expect no favors
from them for they seem to be given over
to tho money power as well a3 are the Re
publicans Wo have lost faith in their
promises and we now intend to elect men
who are pledged to the interest of the peo
ple and men in whom we can confide Wc
want more money we want the national
banking system discontinued we want the
power of combined capital removed from
tho throats of the laboring masses we
want to amend our national constitution
and elect our presidents senators post
masters etc by popular vote And by or
ganizing a new party and getting all our old
political sharpers office seekers lawyers
and other men not identified with our in
terest out we can elect representatives who
will exert themselves in congress for those
ends and we can elect men to the slate leg
islature who are pledged to elect our men
to the senate
But you say the Democratic party of
Texas is composed largely of farmers and
a majority of the farmers of the statu aro
Democrats so if the farmers of Texas
wish to control or direct the management of
the government they can do it without a
new party The farmers have sufficient
majority in the Democratic party of Texas
to do anything that it is possible
for them to do in any party If tho
farmers of the party only give the word
all the old leaders aud officeholders
will be forced to retire for all other clxsses
dout even hold a balance of power So tho
farmers can iu the Democratic party adopt
any platform that they may desire Be
sides if you organize a new party thero
will l3 many farmers to whom the Demo
cratic party is so endeared that they will
not forsako it for the new So the party
by dividing tho farmers would weaken
rather than strengthen them and perhaps
the political sharpers are urging the new
party idea for this very purpose
LAnd again a new party is always an in
viting field for the disapiwinted candidate
and for the communistic element neither
of which do tho farmers want
So you now have the power in the old
party to run the government but that you
can carry it out of that party in sufficient
force to control the government is exceed
ingly doubtful
But our fellowcraftsmen in the North
and East are in the Republican
party and are as tired of
it as we arc of the Democratic party and
so will join us in a uew party where all
can labor together for the same common in
terest But they will not join the Dimo
cnitio party
Well you say let them make a now
party if they wish hut if their new party
should make a platform or demand legisla
tion identical with that of the Democratic
party that you control and direct
in Texas or the South then their
congressmen and yours both directed to
the same work will vote together in con
So I think it would be safer for you
farmers to capture the Democratic party
that is now in your hands than to launch
out in a new craft without the assurance
that the farmers will all go with you
Well I will let somo farmer who is better
informed thau I am take the argument up
Haskeli Cocxtt Faumeu
On a raskenger Train Apparently De
mented His Money Gone Indica
tions that He IVaj MandbaggeiL
CiirOAfio III June 13 GUI E Johnson
the Fort Worth traveling man who disap
lieared from the Palmer house June 5 was
brought back to the hotel today
He was found on a Chicago Bur
lington and Quincy train apparently
demented His money was gone and
the indications aro that his condition is tho
result of sandbagging He has a delusion
that ho was struck hy lightning after leav
ing a saloon in which he discussed his af
fairs with some chance acquaintance
Frank McGrutlii aianenveriug ltear
Fruit anil Things Seem to bo
Cominc His Way
Special to the Gazette
Kaxsas Citt Mo June 13 Just before
the Cincinnati convention where the Peo
ples party was born Frank McGrath sent
a circular letter to the Alliance members of
the Kansas Alliance of which ho
is president to tho effect that unless tho
Southern Alliances went into the move
ment at Cincinnati he would adviso the
members to stay out of it as he
looked upon it as a scheme
to strengthen the Democratic party Just
after the convention McGrath
started ct on a tour of the
counties of the state and called
a meeting of tho various Alliances
and the result was shown this evening by
the passage of a set of resolutions by the
closed county Alliance denouncing the
now party and promising to staud by their
old party affections It is given out offi
cially this evening that several
other Alliances throughout the
state will follow suit this coming week aud
make the same announcement
McGrath is a candidate for reelection as
president and the other leaders aro
trying hard to overthrow him but
his success in this movement lead to the
belief that he will gain the office at the
coming election
AddreMi Ilellvcred at Memorial Services
Held at Weathcrford 3Iay 30
Special to thGazette
WEATHEKronn Tex June 0 Following
is the oration delivered at the memorial
services of the Grand Army of tho Repub
lic meeting post 43 Weathcrford by James
Johnson of Mineral AVells Palo Pinto
county May 30
Comrades Ladies and Gentlemen FellowCiti
This day is sacred to our heroic dead
Upon their tombs we lovingly laid the
wealth of spring This is a day for mem
ory and tears A mighty cation bends
above its honored graves and pays to noble
dust the tribute of its love Hero in this
peaceful land of ours here where the sun
shines and the flowers grow where chil
dren play millions of armed men battled
for tho ncht and breasted on a thousand
fields the iron storm of war These brave
these incomparable men founded the first
republic They fulfilled the prophecies
they brought to pass the dreams they real
i7ed tho hopes that all the great and good
and wise and just havo mada
and had since man was man
But what of those who fall There ia no
language to express the debt we owe tho
lore wo bear to all the dead who have died
for U3 Words aro but barren sounds Wo
can but stand beside their graves and in
the hush and silence feel what speech has
never told They fought they died And
for the first time since man has kept a
record of events the heavens bent above
and claimed a land without a serf without
a servant or a slave In defense of this
sublime and selfevident truth the war was
waged and well today we remember all
tho hopes all the generous aud chivalric
men who came from other lands to make
ours free Of the many thousand who
shared tho many sacred graves none re
main They have mingled with the earth
and many are sleeping in unmarked graves
Some beneath leaning crumbling stones
from which their names have been effaced
by times irreverent and relentless hands
But the nation they founded remains The
United States of America are still free and
independent The government derives its
strength from the just powers of the gen
eral government and fifty million ot free
people remember with gratitude the heroes
of the revolution Today we remember
the heroes of the second war with Eng
land in which our fathers fought for the
freedom of the sea for the rights of tho
American sailor We remember with pride
the snlendid victories of Erie and Cham
plain and all the wonderous achieve
ments on tho sea achievements
that covered our navy with glory
that neither the victories or defeats
of the future can dim We remember the
heroic services and sufferings of thoso who
fought the merciless savages on tho
frontier Wc see the midnight massacre
and hear tho war cries of the allies We
sec the flames climb around happy homes
and in the charred and blackened ruins we
sec the mutilated bodies of wives and chil
dren But peace came at last crowned
with tho victory of New Orleans A vic
tory redeemed all sorrow and all defects
The revolution gave our fathers a free land
and the war of 1S12 a free sea
Today wo remember the gallant men
who bare tho flag from tho Rio Grande to
to the heights of Chapultepec leaving out
of question justice of our cause and the ne
cessity lor war We are yet compelled to
applaud tho marvelous courage of our
troops a handful of men brave impetuous
determined irreslstable conquered a na
tion No nations history shines so bril
liant as ours and we stand today without
an equal the happiest and most prosperous
of all Gods creation
roetical Works rinjeU a Coiinpicuous
Part in This Queens Collection
Mary Queen of Scots is probably tho
only English Sixteenth century woman of
noto who was noted for her love of fine
books and sho was loss English than
French Mr Jnlian Sharman has lately
written and Mr Elliot Stock pnblished
an elaborate monograph on the library of
this unfortunate queen Mr Sharman
emms npthe early literary influences which
were at work in Mary early life with
mnch tact aud wisdom She was as our
author states brought up in a conrt where
poetry wabthe serious business of the hour
Tha rival claims were those of Marot and
Of tho greater models Petrarch was the
more studied and admired while so punc
tilious were the canons of literary judg
ment that it was considered a point of le e
majeste to countenance Dante who in an
unguarded mood had portrayed Hugh
Capet as a damned soul aud the son of a
butcher ot Paris juarys library was
probably tho most considerable that was at
the time in existence north of the Tweed
At Edinburgh castle there were in 13S
146 books and at Holyrood palace in 1SC9
there were ninety Poetical works play a
conspicuous part but the witty stories of
Bocas aud the grave Consolation of
Boeco perhaps acted upon one another
Books of Hours there were in plenty But
the moat interesting volume of all is un
questionably a Latin Hours now in Rus
sia in which there are very many auto
graph inscriptions including English no
bility such as Walsinghani Shrewsbury
Susses Nottingham Essex Lennox Bacon
aDd Lady Arabella Stuart
It also contains some poetry by the queen
herself besides in her own handwriting
two incriptions A moi Marie R and
Ce livre est a moi Marie Royne 1354
This book than which we know of none
with so many tragic ssociations was
picked up in Paris by a gentleman who
was attached to the Russian embassy The
prison companion of an unfortunate queen
of great beauty and uncommon intellectual
abilities what great stories might be
founded upon this unique book
Princeton Defeats Tale
New Yottlr June 13 Princeton won the
intercollegiate championship by defeating
Yale in the deciding game played to
day beforo U00O persons Hun
dreds of lusty voiced collegiates
haling from the classic shades of
Vassauhall and theleafy elms of New
Havon campus with their cousins and their
sisters and their sweethearts if they had
any tool complete possession of the
Manhattan Athletic clubs baseball
grounds this afternoon The enthu
siasm was at fever beak Party
feeling ran high throughout the game and
the noise made by tho admirers of the two
teams was almost deafening
Princeton Runs 5 hits 14 errors 1
Yale Runs 2 hits 0 errors 2 Batter
ies Young and Brokaw Bowers and Pool
Umpires Golden and Hopkins
111 Iluillnis Declaration
Rome June 13 In the senate today
Premier Di Rudiui declared that the drei
bund imposed obligations ou the countries
forming tho triple alliance In regard to
tho matter of armament no coalation minis
try lie said wonld bind the country in any
way to a special military policy The drei
bund had no aggressive object The pacific
nature of the alliance had been proved by
the ten years of its existence Tho dis
armament would bring ruin
A Desperate Murderer Caught
Louisville Kt June 13 Near Pine
ville today Deputy Sheriffs Thompson
Reinhartand Peter captured Jack Ashcr
tho desperado who killed his nephew
Hal Asher a month ago The officers
located him early this morning in an old
barn Ho had fortified the place and was
well supplied with food and ammunition
It was only by setting fire to the barn that
the officers drove him out
All Clasies in Englands Booking Offices
Booking clerks aro drawn from all
classes andraystery enshrouds many of
them If they are elderly the chances are
that they have been in some other line of
business and failed and through a little in
fluence havo managed to get on the line
They can baseenat all age3 sizes and
heights The 6 feet 3 inches man will take
his turn w > th a lad a trifle over four
and the thin delicate lad weighing seven
stone will change duty with a man turning
the scale at sixteen or seventeen stone
Some can show a pedigree that a High
lander might envy and others well would
rather not have theirs inquired into
Officers in the army who have met with
reverses or misfortnnehave been known to
accept tha post of booking clerk One such
was some reara ago at a large station in
the West Riding and was recognized by
an old private who had served under him
and who addressed him by his military
rank It was very galling to him that he
should bo recognized and still more so
that his fellow clerks should hnow what
he bad intended keeping secret Sons of
officers parsons and doctors abound in the
service but thoy do not always take kind
ly to their work and seldom rise to any
position Chambers Journal
Suites and Sets
Mrs Slimpurse What is the price of
this suite of furniture
Dignified Clerk This is not a suite
madam It is one of our 23 sets The
soites are on another floor f 100 apiece
New York Weekly
A Characteristic X ir England Institu
tion That Secures Good Knlo
In New England the body of voters in
the town attend tho stated March meeting
at the call of the selectmen It is as much
their duty to remain all day and to take
part in discussing the affairs of the town
as to cast their ballots for governor or for
presidential electors The warrant for the
town meeting notifies the townsmen of the
business that will come before them Ia
addition to tho articles relating to the reg
ular and routine proceedings of tho occa
sion are special articles which have been
inserted in the warrant at the request of
private citizens Each voter has a printed
copy of the town report It contains a mi
nutely itemized account of tho expendi
tures of tho past year These items are
criticised or defended by the town The
debate is generaL Appropriations are
Usually there is a subject which breeds
excitement It may relate to a project for
a new school house to the opening of a
new street to the buiding of a new sewer
The work that shall be dono for the com
ing year is determined Tho manner in
which roads and bridges shall be repaired
is prescribed All the business transac
in villages by the board of trustees is done
by the townsmen themselves Every ono
knows what is to be done and how it is to
be done Every one has tho opportunity
to disclose what he knows of the misfeas
ances of tho town orficers to suggest how
work might have been better done how
money might have beeu saved
The influence of the town meeting gov
ernment upon the physical character of
tho country upon the highways and
bridges and upon the appearance of tho
villages is familiarto all who have traveled
through New England The excellent
roads the stanch bridges tho trim tree
shaded streets the universal signs of thrift
and of the peoples pride in the outward
aspects of their villages are too well known
to he dwelt upon
The town meeting has also developed an
intelligent active minded alert public
spirited people Participation iu public
business has induced a patriotic interest
in the art of government It is true that
the intelligence of the average New Eng
land rural voter is best shown in his opin
ions and action in town politics but this
simply indicates that the citizen should
not unnecessarily undertake the control of
matters not affecting his own locality nor
should he give to agents meeting in a re
mote capital a large and important juris
diction ocr the individual
The New Euglaud townscjan knows how
to transact public business The first task
of every town meeting is the selection of
a moderator In a New England town
nearly every man of prominence has pre
sided at one time or auother over the town
meeting Even they who have not must
ha familiar with parliamentary law and
practice for the clear and simple rules of
Cushiug and Jefferson are elaborately dis
cussed not only by the lawyers and the
clergymen but by the doctors the store
keepers the mechanics aud the farmers
It would be difficult to find in a New
England community a man who cannot
take charge of a public meeting and con
duct its proceedings with some regard to
the forms that are observed in parliament
ary bodies On the other hand it would he
difficult in any other part of the country
to find a citizen who has not held office
who has any knowledge of such forms and
In Now England there is not a voter who
may not and very few voters who do not
actively participate in the work of govern
ment In the other parts of the country
hardly any one takes part in public affairs
except the officeholder The effect of this
is precisely what may be anticipated The
man of the New England town is equipped
for the larger stage of the state or nation
Tho tyro from New York who is sent to
congress must learu the lesson which the
other acquired in the town meeting Hen
ry L Nelson in Harper s
It Is Easy to Do Good
Are you ambitious to do good Do not
wait for great opportunities They never
come to the one who neglects to grasp the
little chances A banana peeling removed
from the sidewalk a basket carried for a
weary woman a nod and smile to a lonely
child at the window pane a note written
to one who seldom receives a letter the e
are worth doing and are your education
toward the improvement of possible great
opportunities West Shore
Fort Worth Texas
The Fort Worth
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IrojTKinp Is Dppe in Two Ways
Fragging is a sport and a busiuess to
marsh dwellers near this town Far out
on Long Island and over in New Jersey
hundreds ot men and boys patrol the
marshes for frogs The day frogtcer clad
in hip boots and usually accompanied by
dog walks along the bank of u ditch or
stream keenly watching for the green back
and great eyes of his prey The frog is
also on the watch aud assoon nsitecatche
sight ot the hunter eyes and back disap
pear beneath the water The trogger ex
pects this and is prompt to art
He steps into tho water near the sj > ot
where froggy was and with almost un
erring hand lays thumb aud finger upon
the creatures neck A sharp pinch uap >
the spinal cord and the frog is presently
plumped into a basket or game btg If
the frog jumps from bank to stream at the
hunters approach the latter hardly ex
pects to bag the game but the skilled
hunter nearly always catches the frog that
is first discovered sitting in the water
The night frogger goe3 in a boat ivith a
hawkeye lantern at the bow The light
not only dhcovers the frog to the hunter
but also fascinates the game so that he is
easily shot with a litle or scooped up with
a net The night cry of the frog guides tha
hunter to tho victim s hiding plice Those
that go for sport usual shoot the game
but the pot hunter prefers to take the frogs
alive in the net as a method le s likely to
frighten oil his Intended prize Somo hunt
ers catch as many as twenty dozen frogs iu
the course of a night when all tho condi
tions arc favorable Krogs bring at whole
sale from SI to SI23 u dozen but the frog
ging season is shore and the success of the
hunter varies greatly with the weather
New York Recorder
A Deadly Xuftiilt
Diideson Ah 1 sav waihtah what U
this dish hyah
Waiter That sir Hacaroni au chap
pie sir
Dudeson Macawoni au chappie All
ah whats that pwayf
Waiter Macaroni and calves brainj sir
An Airy American Woman
All American debutante disturbed the
Ciiuuniiiiity of the royal circle at the laio
drawingroom by calmly seizing tho
< Uecn hand and giving u i
ceremonious shatte a Per ti
by the other royalties i >
slightest attention to the a
form whatever An >
laughter greeted this et >
No 254
No 328
Where to liuil lioocut Mru
Please sir when I went up v i
afternoon I left the change of a st t
hind me Do you remember
What was it you gave me i i a
ver dollar or a bill tcjural
seller at the up town nation ot t
avenue I road as he t
window ac a blue tied yoji jJjutj
ieemed much embarri I
Oh it was paper sir au Im r
crisp bill 1 wain a hurry lj u
aud I just hurried throuzU wit i
iug about tho change
Tho agent had a llnle j
ninetyfive cents in all sc api
rest of his money and iie hauu > l it iu j
the young lady with a
There you are ich I kept i fir v
Oh dear thank you aiiJ it v j <
lady went her way rejoiuing
You wouldnt believe it remw 1 uj
ticket agent but people for r t u t
th change at he elevattrJ r < I >
tions every day Down htre r o xzu bj j
So many people come over i hi H rj
Brooklja and they me iivn a tst
hurry to get up town AliMri tuii
leavo their chauge men lenea
dren but they all come bui f r r a
rule Why there have ljn sew rj f u
when 1 have had teu or tlit ea i j
waiting for patrons of ih < ro i ivuc
slapped down their mum v i i ml
through the gate New YorL ix
Working Up Old Uorir
The thirtytwo old horses trum lie 3
were reduced to powder in eijL ti
without emanating any odor ll ib
Wintoas abattoir was a bus mi a ic
Saturday afternoon and suuda wtienica
work was done The working up ui to
animals has become u scicnre i Ur i
horse when reduced to powderwiiwesu
about 150 pounds and is sold on hoi mi
of ammonia phosphoric acil und tmisc
lire The oil is used for unaas eraua
kinds of leather The hide xvci Ut
shoes pocketbeoks and bits 11 <
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