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CLOSE OF THE FAIR.
ATTENDANCE LIGHTER YESTER
DAY THAN THE DAY BEFORE.
Kiicert Wert Not Hp to Standard And
moI Deal of Iiat i-fju-lion Has Been
Kxpresed, Hut the Fair W:i iool
in hII Other Depart ment. Vi -
itors Were, on t ! Whole.
Generali v Nati-tied.
From Saturday's Ually.
The fair closed yesterday m the dust
and sweltering heat of one of the hot
test days of thw year. Ashh-from the
'.eat and a stiff sou ih westerly gale
:h-ie was no complain;, to make
:.g inst U.e weather, houev.-r, for it
as generally conirdid thai the pre
vailing weather conditions were more
JeMianie than one of me illy, c.ark
days which are not unusual :n the fall
The attendance was lighter than on
Thursday and was probably something
".es tlian two thousand. As we
have said before the exhibits
were generally excellent i;i the art,
live stock and agricultural departments.
The heads of these departments had
uade a determined and persistent
effort to keep them up to standard with
he result that some of them showed
merits above the average and better
l han in former years.
Comment upon the races is hardly
necesaary. They were the subject of
much comment in the grand stand and
along the line of people that stretched
lar out to the right of the .starting wire.
!n these latter days and particularly
since the World's Fair the greatest at
traction at county lairs is the races.
If the racing events are good the fair is
pronounced good, if not there is a tend
ency with the madding throng to look
a pon the fair as a failure. It is with
the deepest regret that the 1xiepkni-.
i:nt can now report the races
:io better than a succession of disap
pointments and this in contradiction to
he fact that the premiums offered on
peed are said to have bten the best in
t tie state outside of Indianapolis. It ap
pears to the general public that a better
directed and more persistent effort in
management on the part of the superin
u ndent of the speed department would
have not only guaranteed a greater suc
cess in point of attendance but would
nave assured better satisfaction to those
who witnessed the races.
STOCK KX HI HITS.
The swine exhibit was considered one
of the best ever show n in this county
and included some of the best porkers
ever shown anywhere in the state.
JOHN A. .MCFAKL1NS EXHIBIT.
John A. McFarlin exhibited one of
the best herds of thirl een Poland China
hogs ever shown in the state. They
were bred on his farm in AY est township
this county.
Mr. McFarlin is the pioneer breeder
of I'oland China hogs in this county and
notwithstanding a spirited but friendly
rivalry on th - part oi competitors in
the breeding of swi;e he has managed
to place Jdmseif m the lead and to hold
his position. His herd exhibited here
carried away th e out of a possible eight
first premiums and two seconds. His
exhibit included the yearling Monarch
Hi, 411, a large smooth fellow weighing
about M) pounds, two exceptionally fine
sows, Nettie Jones and l'ride and two
six months old Tecumseh sows that
showed perfection in all points and
caught the attention of all hog raisers.
There was not an animal in the exhibit
that did not show the most intelligent
care m selection and breeding to which
is due,no doubt, Mr.McFarlin's remark
able success. His herd of hogs was one
of the strong features of the fair and
he, as well as the peopld of Marshall
county, should have some pride in the
stock of an exhibit that won so many
honors with such a large and exception
ally fine lot of exhibits in competition.
His premiums in detail, wera as fol
lows: Male, oyer 2 years old, 1st.
Male, over months and under 1 year
old, 1st.
Sow and live pigs, 1st.
JJest male, any age or breed, 1st.
.Best sow with live pigs, any age or
breed, 1st.
Sow over 1 year old, 2d.
Sow over months and under 1 year
2d.
Any breeder ought to feel proud of
this record.
.SHEEP I' AUKS & PLANT EXHIBIT.
There was some dissatisfaction with
the judgement of cattle and the same
was true of sheep. Parks & Plant of the
JJourbon stock farm who make a
specialty of high grade pure
bred registered sheep for wool and
mutton exhibited nine of as fine Shrop
shire sheep as one might expect to find
anywhere, but the three-year-old Shrop
shire ram, Dolphus, was hauled away
without a premium. He is one of the
purest bred of the Shropshire stock, an
animal of splendid proportions and one
that has never before failed to jarry
away the honors of a premium. He is
valued at 875 and was passed as un
worthy while a ram which, it is said,
was offered on the ground for 820 with
out a buyer being found was given first
premium.
While Messrs. Parks & Plant conduct
a general farming and stock raising
business, they make a specialty ot
Shropshire sheep and have a dock of
forty-one pure bred animals on their
farm at JJourbon, and while Dolphus
failed to get a prize they won on sheep
as follows :
On April buck lambs, 1st and 2d.
On one-year-old ewes, 1st and 2d.
Spring lamb, 2d.
The JJourbon Stock Farm is said to
be one of the best appointed and man
aged farms in the county. Its product
of stock and grain is of the best quality
throughout. It is cared for likt? a gar
den, and is said to resemble in many re
spects a mammoth garden of two hun
dred acres.
A GOOD CROWD.
Surren for tin fair eeiii Assured An
Inlr(iii Program Ye.terd iv - I :I.
I I'l. Iiiiilul.
From Friday's Daily.
A large crowd ot people were on the
fair grounds yesterday and everyone
seemed happy. The grand stand was
crowded almost to the limit of its ci
pacity at an early hour and much inter
est was taken in the races.
Kxhibitors were in high spirits and
all exhibits received considerable atten
tion. The Art hell was crowded all the
afternoon. Stock exhibits received their
share of attention, and, with the fair
weather of to-day, even a larger crowd
is out. The lirst race yesterday after
noon was the 2:lS trot. The entries
and scores were as follows :
Dot L
Mab
Jalisco
1
1
:j :j :j
Time-4:2V, 2:2V4, 2:2l.
The 2:20 pace was unfinished and will
probibly be completed to-day. The en
tries and score were :
Hoy L 1 1 2
Tony Hill 2 2 1
Nellie M dis dis
Time 2:274. 2::J0, 2:30.
THE FOOT RACE.
Only iu Mar. Had l.:iklone to Kilter ami
l't 11 U Moiirv.
A purse of 200 and the woi Id's cham
pionship was offered by the fair associ
tion for a 20-mile foot race, to be run on
the race track during the fair. It did
not materialize because (leorge (Jrant,
of this city, was the only runner who
could be found with grit and backbone
enough to post the necessary entry fee.
Engledrum, who claims the chain
pionsnip, was willing to enter on a sus
pended rule which would let him in
without paying the required fee, and a
number of others showed the same dis
position. JJraggadocio is not lacking with many
of those who are alleged to be tleet of
foot, but when it comes to a show down
and a substantial guarantee of good
faith many of them are not in it. In
view of recent occurrences Mr. (Jrantis
justly entitled to the championship.
Fair Notes.
Warner & Keyser were awarded first
premium of buggy and road wagon.
Crill & Chapman first premium on
fence. Storm and stock proof. Over
7,000 rods of this fence is in use in Mar
shall county.
(I. "NY. Lemler took first premium on
Poland China sow one year old and
over. Sweepstakes on oest sows.
The swine exhibit this year was full
of strong competition. Many fine spec
imens that showed careful breeding.
Among those awarded lirst premium on
Poland Chinas were John A. McFarlin,
G. W. Lemler, Staley A: Co., and P. M.
Yickizer. McFarlin will go to LaPorte
Wickizer to North Manchester, and
staley & Co. to the JJremen fair.
Philip Working, of Purr Oak, also
showed a fine line of high class Perk
shire swine.
A Disagreement.
The Cooke Hippodrome company,
who have been giving exhibitions at tho
fair last week, offered a bet of ?r0 to
any one who could ride the bucking
horse, (Jr ay 12agle, riding him straight
up and to a finish, as the Montana Jvid
does. The bet was promptly taken by
Recho," an Indian from California,
who happened to be on the ground, and
backed by the crowd be prepared to
tackle the vicious animal. It is as
serted that, seeing he was in earnest,
the company backed down on the bet
and would not allow him to ride, much
to the chagrin of the crowd. It is
claimed by the company that llecho
wanted to put up a-job on the horse,
which Ihey would not permit, while he
claimed that all he wanted was to ex
amine the saddle girth and ascertain
whether it was safe or not before
mounting.
The Rochester Sentinel printed a
handsome souvenir edition yesterday.
The laying of the corner stone of Ful
ton county courthouse being the oc
casion. It is handsomely illustrated
with zinc etchings of business and res
idence buildings of that city, also cuts
of prominent business and professional
men of that city and of county officials.
It is an excellent piece of work and
worthy of careful preservation.
Kxcurnloli K;il'H, Atlant Kx mhII 1ii.
Hound trip tickets to Atlanta, (ia.,
account the Exposition are now on sale
via Pennsylvania- Lines at reduced
rates. Persons contemplating a trip to
the South during the coming fall and
winter will find it profitable to apply to
ticket agents of the Pennsylvania lines
for details. The person to see at Ply
mouth is Ticket Agent J. K. Ilaynes.
AN OLD PIONEER CONE. '
Solomon iVarmuii A'i. ra 'Long
Solomon Peannan died at his home
on South Michigan street Thursday
evening, Sept. 11, lV.iö, at r o'clock,
of a prostrated illness arising from some
ill-defined stomach trouble thought by
the attendant physician to be either a
cancer or some other form ol malignant
tumor. He was conlintd tohis bed over
lour weeks, but had been in declining
health all summer, lie was a conscien
tious christian man and his end was
peace.
lie was born in I'niou county, Ind.,
Feb. 21, 1V2.J, and was consequently at !
death 72 years, f months and 2 days of
age. A native lloosier this State had
been his home all his life. At nine
years of age the family settled near
where ioshen now stands, m Flkhart
county.
His mamas to Dovey F. Thomas
occurred May 1, 1MÖ. In 1W; w and
his wife moved to Marshall county
and located one mile souih of
Plymouth on the Michigan road. Later
they moved tothe farm which remained
m his possession to his death. It is sit
uated miles south-east of Plymouth.
The wile of his youth died in lh'.l.
Their home was never blessed with
children or' their ow n, but many a home
less child found a shelter and kind
treatment beneath their hospitable roof
among whom were his nephews A. J.
Thomas, now of Argos, Ind.: K. P. for
many of the same place and Mrs. Sarah
J. lloberts, a niece, living near the old
homestead all of whom have cause to
bless the memory of the good man gone.
lie was again married March 2, IV.'.l,
to Mrs. Hannah Walker of this city.
Soon afterwards he built the commo
dious house where he passed the re
mainder of his days, respected and loved
by all who knew him.
In his final sickness his now bereaved
companion, relatives ami menus ren
dered everv assistance within their
power to prolong his life ami alleviate
his sufferings, but the time came when
physician's skill and the solicitude of
affection could not retain on earth the
rejoicing spirit which has now returned
to the (Jod who gave it. lie was for
many years a consistent and valuable
member of the M. F. church. The
funeral services will be held Sunday at j
2:M0 p. m., from the M. F. church con
ducted by tho pastor, Few L. S. Smith,
assisted by l.ev. O. F. Landis, of the I'.
J5. church, and his remains will be laid
to rest in Oak Hill cemetery. The se
lected pall bearers are Samuel Miller.
James Kier, John S. Pender, YYm. M.
Kendall, Daniel McDonald and .John
Langenbaugh.
Niiiallne.
A great many ot ur exchanges have
for some time vied with each other in
their attempts to designate the closest
man, from a financial standpoint, they
have ever came in contact with. Vt.
do not desire to rob them of their well
earned glory, but must contribute our
share of information to the lraternity.
YVe have in view two men one in the
prairie state of Illinois and the other in
our home state, Indiana. The first one
was a newspaper man, who had in his
employ a printer, who worked early
and late for his taskmaster. On one
occasion the boss left the ollice in
charge of this poor printer, and went oil"
on an investigating tour. Tho print
labored day and night to bring the issue
out on time, in ail working some eigh
teen hours overtime. When the pro
prietor arrived home Saturday evening,
lie complimented the printer on his
Avork and handed out the week's salary.
Counting the amount given him, the
printer remarked that he thought a lit
tle extra for the work done should be
given him, also stating that the wages
were two cents short. The generous
proprietor informed him that it was
all right, impressing on his mind that
he had furnished him with a postage
stamp the lirst part of the week.
The other person in our mind is a
farmer, lie became dissatisfied with
the publisher of a newspaper because
he did not advocate the principles in
his sheet he (the farmer) desired, lie
entered the ollice and, in tragic tones,
informed the editor he desired to stop
the paper. He gave ins reasons, paid
the trembling publisher the 45 ceidsdue
anil walked out of the oll'ue with the
bearing of a king. The next day this
non-subscriber met the editor, and had
the nerve to ask for the loan of a half
dollar. The newspaper man silently
granted the request, but up to date bus
iiot seen the color of l hat lilty-cent
piece.
Thinks lie Knott Hie Mindi icr.
L. I- Letherman left the city this
morning for Dunfee, a small station on
the Nickel Plate road east from this
city. In conversation "with .Mr. L,. a Star
reporter learned that the inspector has
almost a positive clue to the murderer
of Postmaster (i. M. Singer, who was
murdered in his ollice Tuesday morn
ing. Some time ago tho postollice was
robbed. Letherman was put on the
case, and with the assistance of the
postmaster, was instrumental in finding
the thief and sending him to the peni
tentiary. The fellows time of impris
onment expired a few weeks ago and
he returned to the scene of his crime,
swearing revenge on the parties who
sent him up." This same fellow is
charged with the murder and as the
evidence against him is very strong, his
conviction is only the question of a few
days. Valparaiso Star.
0t.P vriCHORS.
As I ico v-r-! Ii I Vi ii.iii the Column of i
On r CoiiN-iiipor:ii-i'.
Yesterday the little three-year-old
son of Mrs. ("has. PiUnian. at Poiumbia
City, was badly burned by having his
clothes set on lire. One side was ter
ribly burned and the little one's life is
despaired of.
The Poby trouble still continues to he
the absorbing topic of conversation.
Sheriff Hays made another raid Tues
day, tearing down the wires and oust
ing the gamblers.
Fditor Hansen, of the llobert Adver-
tiser, is creating quite an interest for
his paper. lie has a s".hhj libel suit mi
hand. How many new subscnlwrs he
will gain bv the suit is not estimated.
(J. C. Punier, of Westville, while try
ing to stop a runaway horse, got his
arm between the spokes of the wheel
and had it b;oken in two places.
Texas has fifteen counties without a
postotlice, and, more remarkable still,
sixty-four counties w ithout newspapers.
It is said that it costs 210 to convert
a Chinaman. The worst of it is, after
the expenditure of that much cash,
very few of them remain converted.
The (Joshen Democrat aptly says: "If
you are a business man and want a lit
tle rest and seclusion, it is not neces
sary to go away to a summer resort.
(Juit advertising. Quite a number
are taking advantage of it."
The burnt portion of I'ierceton, we
are informed, is assuming a business
like aspect. New buildings are already
under wav of construction.
Montieello bas just passed an ordi
nance prohibiting the use of sidewalks
for bicycles.
A game of ball at Warsaw next Mon
day, will be played for the benefit of the
poor in that town.
Warsaw Times: Mrs. F. M.Purkett,
of Plymouth, was the guest of lier par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wahl.
Notre Dame opens this year with Ö00
pv.pils in attendance.
Company L. of Laporte is contem
plating the feasibility of following in
the footsteps of Company F of South
Pend, anil disband.
A decision rendered by Judge Mo
Cabeof the Supreme Court is of consid
erable interest to corporated towns in
In liana. A man by the name of Mar
tin was arrested for selling rattan
chairs without a license and lined .trlO.
:t l.ittl- TK far.
The vindictiveness displayed by some
people regarding the moral and religious
desecration is sometimes carried too
far. This appl es torcibly to the utter
ances ot our Republican editor tins
w.eek when speaking-of ball playing on
Sunday, etc. His exact words in clos
ing the quib reads like this:
"There is no more law justifying the
keeping open of a cigar store, restaur
ant, clothing, grocery or fruit and drug
store, tnan there is to keep open saloons;
and if one is closed they all should be'
According to the argument laid down
by Urother J.rooke, it the drug, fruit
and cigar stores remain open, then it is
right and proper that tlie saloons should
be permitted to deal out liquor. If, as
he says, there is no law that recognizes
the diilerence between a drug store and
a saloon, then the laws of Indiana need
attending to.
His remedy is, if you cannot close the
cigar stores and other places that dis
pense luxuries, and also the drug stores
that deal out necessities, why throw
open the doors of the saloon and give
them an opportunity to make a few
dimes.
While we are in favor of closing all
business houses on Sunday, we are led
to believe thai the .Republican went a
little too far in its ideas on Sunday
closing. Of course if you close one let
thtni all be closed. If a man, woman
or child should be taken sick on Sun
day, and in dire need of drugs, that
should cut no figure in the case. They
ought not to get sick on that day, and
therefore should wait until Monday for
the medicine.
Take it all in all, it would be better
for the editor of the. Republican to re
vise the assertions made, and retract
from his position assumed upon the
saloons being allowed full .swing at
least.
It has been known for some time by
a few that a certain prominent business
man and church worker of this city has
been conducting a poker game on the
side, and when Chas. Howe, a section
hand, living not far from this city, wan
dered about town a few nights since
with his month's pay in his pocket, he
fell jn easy victim to these sharks.
Howe allowed himself to be coaxed
into a piiet game and was lleecedof all
ho had. When he realized what had
been done his wrath knew no bounds
but how to get Lock the money of
which he had been deliberately robbed
was a mystery tot deep for him to
solve. Finally the fellow who runs the
game ascertained that Rowe was doing
a good deal of talking and was liable to
get them all into trouble, when he set
about to effect a settlement, in which it
is said he succeeded, but not before the
matter had reached the ears of the city
ollicers and prosecutor. It is thought
that the matter will be pushed by them,
and if it is, which it certainly should bo,
a state of affairs will bo developed
which will surprise many of our citi
zens.
A nACE FOR LIFE.
A ICatlroiiN-r in Montana IIa a Close
Call with: .nl of I'ies;;in Indians.
In Aueust f 'CO I was running a bull
I train between Helena and Fort Hi nton.
After going about two miles 1 shot an j y
old doe antelope. accompanied by two
fawns, and I determined that I would
have all three of those animals, and
gave chase, tiring whenever I culd get
within range, until I had exhausted my
ammunition. This was before the days
of breech-loading guns. I finally got
the two fawns, and tied them on be
blnd my sad. He and started to catch up
with the "tröin." I was as much as six
miles behind, without a cap or a bullet,
only two empty Fix-shooters and a ritle.
I noticed that my saddle pony kept turn
ing to the left Finally I looked over
that way myself, and could see the
j head and shoulders of a person down in
: the coulee. I spurred Into a gallop, and
In a moment could see that there were
eight persons instead of on4, and also
that they were Plegan Indians in full
war paint and feathers. They Imme
diately gave chase, and for the next six
miles occurred one of the mot excit
ing races that I ver took part In. Pee
ing that the weight of the fawns was
telling on the fpeed of my horse, I cut
them loose, and at the same
time threw away my overcoat,
and taking the ramrod out of
my rifle I used It as a whip and
gained a little on my pursuers. The last
two miles of the race was In plain view
of tho train. The train halted, and I
supposed that one of the drivers would
come to my assistance, but no relief
came; they dropped their whips and
jaws at the same time and waved their
hats and halloed "Run!" I was d'dng
the best I could. The Indians chased me
to within about 150 yards of the train,
when Kob Chesnut. now of Chesnut Val
ley, came in sight from tne direction of
Sun river and opened fire on the In
dians. They stormed rhnsinr me and
ran the other way. It never occurred j
to the drivers that they had guns until
after Mr. Chesnut commenced firing.
Exchange.
ELECTRICITY IN A BIG CITY.
There Seems No Kin! to the lies to
Whieh It Can lie Applied.
There seems no end to the enormous
forward strides of electricity in all of
Its uses, but the ailvar.ee it has mad
as a. motive power here in Chicacro
within eighteen months have been al
most revolutionary, nays tho News.
Two years ago an elevated railroad run
by electricity at the world's fair was a
curiosity. Ten miles of elevated road
are now operated daily in this city with
electricity, and plans are afoot to use
that motive power on all the "I road.-
of the city. Scarcely has the public be
come aware of those plans until it
transpires that the Illinois Central Is
considering the advisability of running
Its suburban trains by electricity. If
this road should adopt the electric fluid
and discard steam on its suburban
service there seems every reason to be
lieve that the experience of all other ex
perimenters in that direction would be
repeated; that the economy of electric
over steam propulsion on this line, -is!
elevated and street car lines, would M-
duce other roads to abandon the ?team
locomotive and adopt the electric mo
tor. In hundreds of less evrdent ways
electricity has supplanted steam as a
motive power. Elevators, printing
presses, and all kinds of small machines
are driven by it all over the city. This
revolution in motive power is of enor
mous significance to the whole people of
a city like Chicago. About half the of
fenses of such a city come from the use
of steam. Steam means smoke, noise,
cinders, g-ases, waste-littered grounds.
Electricity can be conducted and ap
plied unknown to the sense of sijjat,
hearing, and smell. Its general adop
tion on the railroads would Involve an
Immense gain In cleanliness for the
city. If it could be produced in proper
ly constructed central stations and ap
plied to all the wheels now turned by
6team Chicago would Instantly become
almost a new city.
A SORRY BULLHEAD.
The Foolish Fish. ltd erf erred with a
Water Motor and Came to a Hail Kml.
One little bull-head species of the cat
fish escaped from Lake McKusick some
time since, and, no doubt, Is sorry for
It; we are, anyway. He came down the
mains of the water company and float
ed up the pipes leading to our motor,
where he stopped: so did our motor,
presses, etc. lie didn't use good judg
ment as he went into the motor tail
first, just fitting so that he stoprd the
machine. Had he gone at it head first,
the opening was such that he wouldn't
have stopped the machine and called
Into active service the water works
man and a machinist. He would have
kept going round in such a lively man
ner, that in the course of time, his
mother-in-law wouldn't have recognized
him. Bob Butler thinks he had him on
his hook once out in McKuslck's Lak.i,
when he was a boy Hob, not the fish
Judging from his antiquated appear
ance. Friday is without question th
proper day for fish, but catching their
In a water motor is mlKhty unprofitabU
business. We never did like fish, and we
hate 'em worse thaji ever now. Ex
change. Seen on a Train.
Thirty-two -women got on the train
at Tacoma. They had been attending
th waterworks convention and were
on their wav to Portland. It seemed
that one of their number had shied the
track and had stayed behind. Thirty
two tongrues roasted this woman from
one station to another until she was
pretty well done. They kicked on what
she ate and what she wow and what
she didn't wear. Her shoes were too
small; her feet were too big. and she
didn't know how to comb her hair and
It wasn't her own anyway, and the
brakeman and conductor would hurry
through this car as it they were afraid
of something. Two of the delegates
went Into the dlng-oar for something
to eat. while the Wst ate out of baskets
and sacks. After they haxl grot out the
thirty remaining Jumped onto them
without mercy; tlw stuff was off about
the track-shier; they ran their age up
and their characters donr; they ac
cused them of having; thetr hired girls'
dresses on and said one of them tried
to make a mash on a Taooma policeman
and the other speke to a cigar sign.
Then we 'a.'ent into the dlnlng-car to
heAr abopi the rest. We learned so
much that we rode In another car the
ee?t
tun,
'y vs
JACK THE RIPPER.
'inanity Expert Snys lie It in Conn
try A!uiii in lliig'uml.
Hr. Forbes Winflow, a well-known
'ns-Mikv spei i-iiist of London, is in New
orK.
He says Jack the Ripper is in-
enrcrrated in a country lunatic asylum
in England. The story told by Dr.
Winslow follows: "'Jack the Ripper'
was a medical student of good family.
lie was a young man of slight build
with light hair and blue eyes. Ib
studied very hard and his mind, being
naturally weak, gave way. He became
a religious enthusiast and attfiided
enrly service every morning in St.
Paul's. His religious fervor resulted
in homicidal mania toward the womvn
of the street and impelled him to mur
der them. He lodged with a man whom
I know, and suspicion was first direc ted
toward him by reason of the fact that
he returned to his lodgings at ir-r a
sonablo hours; that he had inn"'m-r-able
coats and hats stained with Mood.
I have in my possession now a p:ir of
Canadian moccasins stained with blood
that the 'Ripper' wore whil on one of
his murderous expeditions, but at that
time they refused to co-operate with
me. Subsequently the young man was
placed in confinement and removed to
an asylum, where he is to-day. Since
his incarceration there has been no
repetition of the horrible murders that
he perpetrated. These facts are all
known to the Pnglish authorities, and
it is conceded that the man now in tho
asylum is Mack the Kipper It wa3
(U ei:: d desirable, however, to hush the
matter up. The details were too hor
rible to be made the subject of a pub
lic trial, and there was no doubt of th
man's hopeless insanity."
STEALS WTH fly paper.
Novc-l Schmie Tli:it .lohn I'.erger Worked
on St. .Iniiies rlmrrh.
A new use for fly paper was discov
ered by Chicago police recently when
they arrested John Berger at St. James
Catholic church. For some time past
Father McRuire had noticed that the
poor- boxes placed at the church door
wore not yielding as much money as
formerly. John Hogan and John Ken
neally kept watch of the boxes and saw
Rerger lingering near one. Police offi
cers were sent for. Berger ran into the
priest's house, where he was caught.
Ho tried to throw away a large piece
of lly paper, but was prevented.
In his pockef was $1G0 in small
change, all the pieces of money being
covered with sticky gum from the
paper. Berger "s scheme .to beat the
boxes was to insert a long narrow strip
of the sticky paper in the narrow slit of
the box and pull it out with several
coins adhering to the gum.
Wonderful Iii I.
The "goose plant," one of nature's
strange and marvelous productions, is
the most rare and unique botanical odd
ity known to the naturalists. Its
hom is in the superheated ooze of the
Amazon river swamps, and but one
specimen of it, that exhibited at the
World's Fair two years ago. has ever
been seen on the North American conti
nent. It is so scarce that even in Brazil
it is considered a wonder of wonders,
and those who were fortunate enough
to get a glimpse of the specimen in the
Jackson park collection may congratu
late themselves on having seen some
thing that would have been a first-class
surprise to a native Amazonian. The
"geese" which grow on this remarkable
plant are real geese, as far as appear
ances go. In the full-grown plant they
have well-fonied bodies of gooscly
size, shape and color; breasts appar
ently formed tj stem buffeting waves,
and necks and heads which so exactly
imitate those of a real goose as to al
most make animated nature ashamed
of herself.
The Clock Industry.
The manufacturers of clocks have not
been so busy at any time during several
years past as they are at present; tlie
factories devoted to the production of
silver-plated ware are running full
time, with large complements of opera
tives; the watch manufacturers have
this year given their hands shorter va
cations than usual, and are increasing
their already largo forces; the jewelry
manufacturers of Providence, New
York, Newark and other centers aro
running their factories to their utmost
capacity; the importers of art goods,
pottery and bric-a-brac aro receiving
extensive shipments of goods; makers
of cut glass are producing many new
patterns and are working every frame
in their plants. Thus the anticipation
of a golden shower during tho fall sea
son is evident throughout the manu
facturing branches of our industry, and
that the manufacturers will tut be dis
appointed all signs indicate.
Kle Cenrrat Ion I'nder One Uoof.
Five generations of women are living
under ono roof at the corner of Juniper
and Miffin streets in Philadelphia, the
youngest being a baby of a few weeks.
Mrs. Katherine Tremaine, the great-
groat-grandmother. is within a few
years of the ripe old age of 100. The
great-grandmother,, Mrs. Fuller, is over
70, and Mrs. Itirmingham Is past the
half century mark, although she looks
hut little more than half that age. Her
daughter is Mrs. Frank Cray, the proud
mother of the new generation.
Flower at Funeral.
Flowers for funeral offerings are
oftenest now sent loose In a box, set
pieces being justly regarded as stiff
and plainly suggestive. Wreaths are
still used, but they have become so full
as to have !ost the hollow of the center,
and are, instead, a round mat of
flowers Something different In floral
designs for those sad occasions is tho
oval wreath, of Ahich one side is made
solidly of ferns and leaves and the other
half as solidly a mass of flowers.

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