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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Warnings for Writers.
The Society of Authors in England
has issued the following warnings, which
Never sign any agreement of which
the alleged cost of production forms an
integral part until you have proved the
Never enter into auy correspondence
with publishers (especially with those
who advertise for manuscripts) who
are not recommended by experienced
Never, on any account whatever, bind
yourself down for future work to any
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
"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.—
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
.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
••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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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