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F tilth In Witchcraft.
Belief in witchcraft m still found anion'; the people in many countries. [ The wife of a rich farmer in Styria, | Austria, had lieen paralyzed for years, j and the medical men gave 1er up as hopeless. The farmer lately applied to a soothsayer, who looked into the mat ter and pronounced the patient to he be witched. She pointed out another farmer who had also been sick for years as the wizard, and prescribed that an • old pair of pants of the man and a few drops of his blood must be placed over a dull tire and slowly burned. The pa tient mast be held over this smoldering tire and thoroughly fumigated, after which she would recover. The pants were obtained and the old sick man one evening, when stepping into the door way of his hut to get a breath of fresh air, was attacked and thrown down on his face to make his nose and mouth bleed. The blood was carefully scraped up from the ground and the fumigation made, but of course without the prom ised effect of curing the woman. The old man was terribly shaken and has died since, whether as a result of the outrage committed against him is not reported. At Velilla, Spain, a farmer was sick. His son went to the only W'otnan in the village that enjoyed the reputation of being a witch and de manded of her to restore his father to health. When a few days later his father had not improved he went and shot both the socalled witch and her husband dead.—Chicago Herald. Divin«* Service l»y Telephone. The mayor of Nottingham, accom panied by several members of the corpo ration and other leading men of the town, recently attended divine service in a novel fashion. The meeting house was the local exchange of the National Tele phone company, but the service in which they participated was conducted at Christ church, Birmingham, fifty-one miles away, the communication being of course by telephone. They sat on each side of the long table on which thirty receivers were placed, while at the church end were eight transmitters—two in the belfry, two in the choir, two in the reading desk, and two in the pulpit, switched on and off as exigencies required— au ar rangement which has been in operation for some weeks for the edification of Birmingham subscribers. The Notting ham congregation were aille to hear the bells very distinctly, and the re sponses and other musical portions of the service, while the preacher, having a clear voice and deliberate utterance, was very audible, and his sermon was listened to with close attention.—Lon don Tit-Bits. Ancient Tombs. While legal proceedings as to the ownership of the famous Red Rock caverns, below Menton, in which has been recently found a still further group of neolithic skeletons of a giant man. are still pending, an almost equally in teresting discovery has been made in a deep railway cutting at Andresy, in Seine-et-Oise, near Paris, where the workmen ran upon a huge Merovingian cemetery of the Sixth century. Already there have been uncovered nearly (500 tombs, extending over an area of 2 1 ., miels, yielding a hitherto unheard of mass of carved sarcophagi, knives, spears, vases, ornaments and pottery of unique shapes and styles of decoration. It is recalled now that the tiny hamlet of Andresy. in the generations succeed ing the introduction of Christianity by Genevieve and Clovis, was an important missionary center. The expected scien tific examination of these multitudinous remains will throw a flood of light on the origins of the church among all ranks.—Paris Letter. Kleotric Locomotives for Steam Hoads. There are signs that one of the most startling revolutions of the century is approaching. Steps are being taken in the northwest toward the laying of an experimental track on which many points bearing on the substitution of electric locomotives for steam locomo tives on trunk lines will be determined, and electrical engineers throughout the country are on the qui vive for the next developments. The three eighty ton electric locomotives to be used in the Belt line tunnel, Baltimore, will push a freight train of 1.200 tons, including lo comotive. through the tunnel, up an eight-tenths of 1 per cent, grade, for a distance of 6.000 feet, at the rate of fif teen miles an hour, or a 500 ton passen ger train, including locomotive, at the rate of thirty miles an hour.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Colli« of the Mogul Emperors. Mr. Stanley Lane-Poole has finished his "Catalogue of the Coins of the Mogul Emperors of Htndoostan in the British Museum," from the invasion of Baber to the establishment of a British currency by the East India com pany, in 1535. It contains descriptions of over 1,400 coins, chiefly gold and sil ver, 500 of which are represented in the autotype illustrations. This completes this author's description of the entire collection of Mohammedan coins in the museum. Handel'« Birthplace. The house in which Handel was born at Halle, on the 23d of January, 1685, is to be sold, and seems likely to be bought by a brewer, who already uses the grounds as a garden. The great com poser's admirers desire, however, to have the house converted into a Handel j museum, as has been done with the birthplaces of Goethe, Beethoven and other famous men. and are collecting funds for the purpose.—London Stand ard. Truly » "Circular Siugumstancc.** A calf belonging to a Mr. Houchen. near Seymour, became strangely sick the other day, and in a short time began to whirl around and around, as a pup after its tail, and within two hours was dead. It whirled for two solid hours, never stopping to draw breath or grease the axle.—Cor. Indianapolis Journal. [ | j Once \\ . A third of a century ago Bob Gridley of this place was probably the best | known and one of the richest gamblers in the United States. It' conducted ai place for years before .lohn Morrissey came to the front. Bob was character ized as an •'honest gambler." a scarce article in the world of chance today. an<l it was a • onimoii saying that "Boh (iridley's word is good for !?•">( 1.000." As the years thinned his locks and bent his form his luck changed and false friends assisted in depleting his exchequer. Step by step be descended the financial ladder, and his continued misfortune soured him to the pessimistic extent that he lielievcd everybody was against him. Reversesdrove him out of gambling and the speculating fraternity soon looked ! upon him as a "has been." With the small remnant of his fortune he established trout ponds and sought to obtain an honest livelihood. His wife died and his family became scattered. Two or three years ago lie disposed of his ponds at a loss and established new ones a short distance north of the town. Adversity continued ou his trail. Tne second investment cost him $11.000 and his last penny. In a few days a mort gage foreclosure will wipe even this out and leave him eomparativt*v penniless, friendless and abandoned at the totter ing age of eighty years. The present generation has forgotten old Bob Grid ley. He smokes his pip 3 in his rural chimney corner, and, while a stray tear occasionally trickles down his wrinkled face, he wonders how soon he will be compelled to seek the refuge of the Sara toga county poorhouse.—Saratoga Cor. Chicago Times. Warnings for Writers. The Society of Authors in England has issued the following warnings, which are timely: Never sign any agreement of which the alleged cost of production forms an integral part until you have proved the figures. Never enter into auy correspondence with publishers (especially with those who advertise for manuscripts) who are not recommended by experienced friends. Never, on any account whatever, bind yourself down for future work to any one. Never accept any projKisal of royalty until you have ascertained exactly what the agreement gives to the author and what to the publisher. Never accept without advice any pe cuniary risk or responsibility whatever. Never, when a manuscript has been refused by respectable houses, pay others, whatever promises they may pm forward, for the production of the work. Never, without advice, sign a receipt which gives away copyright. Never forget that publishing is a busi ness like any other business, totally un connected with philanthropy, charity or pure love of literature. You have to do with business men. Mr. Muttmo'* I5ig Kit«*. Jumatsu Matsuo, a native of Nagasa ki, Japan, now residing on Rochelle avenue, VVissahickon, has built an en ormous kite, shaped like an owl. which he intends Hying from the hillside 00 Manayunk avenue. The kite is made of split bamboo frames, covered with rice paper, and requires a tail forty yards long to steady the aerial monster. He has two miles of string an eighth of an inch thick to hold the kite. After the kite lias readied the height requir'd he will send up 011 the string several mechanical objects to within a yard of the kite, which will again return to the ground. If the owl proves a success he intends on the Fourth of July to have one made like a ship, without tail or string, using gas balloons attached to each mast, and when at a certain height the ship will leave the balloons and float gracefully in space.—Philadelphia Record. "TvhI»*« Glow** in Kurland. Tesla's experiments with high fre quency currents before the Royal insti tution have laid such hold on the imagi nation of the English, who, as Tesla says in a recent letter to a friend in New York, "are the most enthusiastic people in the world in scientific matters," that crowds flock daily to the Crystal Palace to see the high pressure demonstrations given at the electrical exhibition. Many people find it hard to believe, without actually seeing it. that a tube carried in the hand, without any wire connection whatever, will fill a room with beautiful light and high pressure discharges with their dazzling and exquisite effects of color and light, and the illumination of wireless vacuum tubes promises to be indispensable at any afternoon party.— Exchange. j Evangelist« In Jail. The Rich brothers, who are known throughout Maine as the crazy evangel ists of Piscataquis county, have been landed in Bangor jail. On May 29 they broke up a religious meeting at Sanger ville because the exposition of the Gos pel on that occasion was not according to their ideas, and a day or two later at a funeral, when the officiating clergy man remarked that the deceased was a good woman and was then in heaven, one of the brothers jumped up and de clared that she had gone in an entirely different direction. That was the last straw, and the evangelists will suffer sixty days of martyrdom in a place where more attention is paid to the making of brooms than to theology.— New York Sun. Flood« Help Fishermen. The recent high water at Marion, O.. and vicinity has afforded the fish in the bigger streams a good opportunity to ascend the smaller, and they are found in abundance, and with little effort can be caught with hook or hand. Cattish of all sizes are found almost as numer ous as the English sparrow and are caught with ease; also car)) weighing five and six i>ouuds are found in the Whetstone river in that county. Along the smaller streams aud in ditches bas ketfuls of various kinds are reported to have been caught. | ! Fat People on a Hot Hay. On one of the recent hot. soggy after noons. when every man hated Ins neigh bor and tried to keep at a distance from him. a perspiring, heavily clothed fat man waddled into an elevated train at the city hall station and pre-empted one of the cross seats. He lireaMied like a porpoise and mopped his face with r large handkerchief. .lust before the train start 'd a wo. heavy almost beyond description wi. adipose tissue, entered the same cat The car creaked beneath liei tread. The passengers were many, and these who adjoined empty seats wat lied her prog ress with a nervous glance. But with as great a degree of blindness of choice as is sometimes said to prevail 111 mar riage, she plunged tc the center of the car and pressed herself down into the space beside the fat man. The fat man looked at her a moment, but she seemed oblivious of his regard. Then he braced himself for a move and got out of his seat. Then the fat woman became aware of his presence. "Don't move—plenty of loom." said she. ••Madam," said be. and bis voice was high and clear, "it's a hot day. 1 am fat You are fat. We've got no husi naos to tie any where near each other. So you'll excuse me." And he moved away with an imitation of dignity, while the passengers laughed at his forcible English. But the fat woman, nettled at first, thought lietter of it. and ms she spread herself over the entire sent murmured to a crowded neighbor. "There's some advantage in being fat after nil."- Her Point of View in New York Limes. CI.mkIh of Loei'strt. The locusts are reappearing in Algeria in greater numbers than ever, in spite of the efforts that were made by the French administration last year to annihilate the pests. It is now believed that they come clear across the desert from tin. Soudan. The period of incubation varies from twenty to thirty days, an.l tlie locusts require only about twe months to attain their complete develop ment. This fact gives a realizing sense to the prodigious iiuiuIhtk in which the terrible insect may multiply during its progress across the Sahara. Great clouds of the locusts have already been seen on the northern edge of the Sahara making their way north. The news comes from Touggurt and Ghardaia in the Sahara that early this year the locusts suddenly invaded rliose places in such enormous numbers that for four hours they fairly darkened the heav ens. About a month before similar clouds of locusts were reported in the valley of the Niger river in the Soudan, and it is believed that ill the four suc ceeding weeks they had journeyed to tile northern part of the Sahara.—New York Sun. ! ; Italy'« New l*i*tiiic> Minister. Signor Giovanni Gioiitti, the new Ital ian premier, is said to be the youngest head of a ministry that Italy has had since Cavour. He is barely fifty years of age. and lias only been in parliament ten years. In the caricatures of him in The Don Chisclotte be used to be rep resented. owing to iiis being one of the tallest of the deputies, by what might be called a hop pole clad in a long over coat and very high sil k hat. When he was twenty-two he took bis degree of doctor of law, and in 1876. when Signor Depretis was in power, he had become director of customs. Signor Crispi made him minister of the *ri,usury in March. 18X0. and in Noveir 'ier, 1800, minister of finance. A month later Signor Gio litti resigned, owing to a difference with the minister of publ"- works, whose ex pendit'ire lie wished 'o cut down. He then helped to bring about the fall of the Crispi cabinet. Signor Gioiitti is the leader of the Piedmontese group of the left center.—London News. Sli«*«*|» from J'erMia. Thirteen sheep and three lambs are on their way consigned to the agricultural department at Washington—a fact that presents considerable interest for the agriculturally minded. They were ship ped from Persia, and an attempt is to be made to introduce their breeding into this country. These sheep are said to be noted for the beauty and richness of their skins, which are the purest astrakhan. As a ■a arm climate is uec-ssary for their ex istence, at least for the present, they will probably be sent to southern Cali fornia or to some other warm climate, where their value and adaptability to this country can be determined.—Wor cester Spy. Fruits Attract Them. Hosts of unemployed men and others seeking temporarily to better tlieir con dition are flocking to the Delaware pe ninsula now to pick small fruits for the markets of Philadelphia and New York. The fruit growers erect rude sheds in the oi>cn fields, and here the berry pick ers eat and sleep while the season lasts. The earnings of berry pickers are con siderably above the average pay of farm hands. Later in the seasou come the "peach plucks," a race of tramps from all parts of the northern Atlantic slope, feared by the native farmers and hated as competitors by the negro farm labor ers. Saiil It. and Then He Died. Bert C. Hunter, a prominent mining man of Neihardt. Mon., died recently from a sixty grain dose of morphine, taken with suicidal intent. Physicians worked over him for seventeen hours without success. Toward the last, while being jolted on a board, slapped in the face and shaken to keep him awake, he looked up ruefully and mut tered, "Oh, what a difference in the morning."—Cor. San Francisco Exam iner. Iron Deposit« in Finland. An important discovery of very ex tensive iron ore deposits, which are even supposed to rival tho enormous iron ore mountain at Gellivora, in north Sweden, has quite recently been made in Finland by M. Stjeruvall, the geol ogist. 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