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Husband Sentenced to Suffor a l'enaltj Under a Minnesota Law, To George A. Kenney belongs the distinction of being the first man con vlcted in Minneapolis under the new law treating abandonment of or failure to support a wife as a felony. The court was lenient with him and gave him the lowest penalty—only ninety days in the workhouse —instead of tho limit of three years in the peniten tiary. Mr. Kenney's had eminence should he a warning to other men, says tho Minneapolis Tribune, who are inclined to neglect, evade or shirk their duty to their families. The Minnesota law is a new depart ure in sociology. Heretofore such of fenses havo been treated as misde meanors. The delinquent husband could be fined—in which case the wife usually hustled around and raised tho money to pay—or compelled to give bonds for good behavior or sent to Jail in default of security. But now to is confronted by a hard-iabor proposition. If his failure to support his family arises from laziness he finds that he has "jumped out of the fry ing pan into the fire," in being com pelled to work for the state under more disagreeable conditions than free labor could possibly involve. If he has means or property he would natur ally prefer to dvaw upon his resources rather than incur a penal sentence. It is not to be presumed that the average man will sin more than once in this direction if the law is vigorously en forced against him. If he can show that he has done the best he can and that his failure to support hia family arises from inability to find employ ment, that is, of course, a good de fense. This law gives the wife a bet ter chance than she had before. She can insist that her husband perform his whole duty as the family provider and if he willfully refuses or neg lects to do so, she can have him "sent up" and so get rid of him. Its enact ment is an important step in the di rection of the practical accomplish ment of women's rights. REASONING POV/ERS OF CRABS. This Ono t'uiloubtedly Sliowod It, Ac cording to Blackford. Eugene Blackford, the ex-flsh com missioner, was standing in the door of his office in Fulton Market one day last week when a literary woman came up to him and said: "Mr. Blackford, I nm gathering material for an article on crabs. Do you think those little crustaceans have the faculty of rea soning?" "Well, madam," replied Mr. Black ford, according to the New York Times, •*I have never given the subject a thought, but I havo known crabs to do some remarkable things. Last summer 1 was fishing for flounders in Jamaica bay. The water was shallow and I could easily see the bottom. A crab sidled up to my bait, picked up the hook with one claw, took off the bait with the other, ate it and then climbed up the line hand over hand, tumbled into the boat and went nosing around looking for the bait box. If that isn't reason it certainly is a very high de gree of instinct." tare of Hands In Winter. Any extreme temperature, or eithdf very hot or very cold water, is not good for the hands. Warm water is more cleansing than cold water. A dozen drops of the tincture of benzoin added to a basin of warm water is ben eficial to the hands. Castile or one of the fino toilet soaps should be used. A generous lather should be made and the hands thoroughly rubbed with it. A rubber flesh-brush is a great comfort. A little bran or oatmeal if put in tho water has a softening effect, and makes the skin velvety and pliable. Almond meal Is also excellent for this purpose. Care in drying the hands i 3 essential to their good condition, especially in winter. A soft towel will gather up all the moisture and should be used in between tho fingers of each hand so that every part may be thoroughly dried. After drying the hands it is a good plan to rub in a little cold cream or almond oil, after which, if they are particularly sensitive, powder may be dusted over them. —Ladies' Home Jour nal. The woman's building at tho Charleston Exposition is a beautiful colonial mansion built 200 years ago and surrounded by gardens filled with old-fashioned flowers. CLARISSA (Copyright, 1801, by Daily Story Pub. Co.) "Honey, why yo' tease mammy so much ter bo alius tellin' yo' 'bout ole times? Yo' libs in de 'vanco age, an' ought ter be libin* a mighty good life, too, 'cause how yo' know yo' won't hab great-gran'-chlllen pryin' inter all yo' actions? "Yo' doan' wan' ter hyear 'bout yo' gran'ma, but wants me ter tell yo' 'bout ma li'l Clarissy? Bless yo' heart! honey, dat's de one thing I lubs ter talk 'bout, doe it almos' snaps de strings ob mammy's po' ole heart ebery time 3he eben thinks ob her. "De night Clarissy opened her eyes on dis earth dar wuz a consumptious ball goin' on at de big house, fo' de qual'ty, in honor ob yo' gran'ma, who yo' gran'pa, ma young marse, had fetched home as his bride. "I could talk 'bout ma mlstus all day, but yo' wants ter hyear 'bout Clarissy. Well, I'ze leadin' up ter her, honey. At de time I am tellin' yo' ob she wuz jes' on her way inter dis worl' ob trouble, an' I forgit ail 'bout her eben den 'tween thinkin' ob do gran* times at de big house, which Sis Kitty wuz 'monstratin' 'bout, an' listen in' ter de squeak ob Uncle Jerry's fid dlo at de Quarters. " 'Tween de squeaks I hyeard liim hollo' *Git yo' pardners fer de kwat tilon! Raise yo' feet high! S'lute yo' pardners! Fo'wa'd foah an' back agin! Lef han' ober right ban' back!' Den' what tuk me, he jes' shouted, 'Judy, cum back hyar! Doan' yo' know yo' right han' from yo' lef? Yo's spiled de whole set, an' I'ze ha'f a min' not ter let yo' shuffle no mo' ter ma fiddlin' tcrnight. Yo' think Miss' red sash makes yo' flue, but lemme tell yo' gal, do fines' shuck of'en hides de mcanes' nubbin in de row!' "I wuz mighty pleased ter hyear Judy publicly 'buked, 'cause she wuz dat airy since she tuk ma Hosea from me. She not only tuk him, but got herse'f a stiferket in a gol' frame which said de law had gib him ter her! Dis is a mighty quar' worl', chile. In de sight ob de Lord, Hosea wuz mine; but 'cause de law could write on paper it could divorge me an' gib him ter her wid a ticker ter prove it. In dese days dey is changin' de Scriptur' fashion, dey bu'ns de stiferket, snaps dere fin gers at de public, buys de law ter do derc way, an' breaks dere 'leelance wid do sight ob de Lord. "Well, chile, I'm deviatin' from do paff I wuz treadin'. When Uncle Jerry j holloed out, 'Make yo' step 3 an' sho' yo' style!' an' 'All han's 'roun'!' I for- ! got ma 'fiiction. I fergot eberything, ; an* loped right off ter be in at dat oc- j cashura. Sir Kitty co't me by de arm j an' dragged me back. She 'lowed *Ag- j gie, yo's crazy, an' I'm goin' fer de patorole.' Dat settled me. "Jes' den dc clock struck twelbe, an' do strikes wuz mos' drownded by de noise from de firecrackers an' gun at do big house an' de hurrays from do Quarters. Don I knew it wuz Chris'- muß mornin', an' a3 le las' cheer died out ma li'l Clarissy cum for ma Chris'- mus gif. I knows it wuz onchrischun lak an' an owdacious sin, but I didn' thank do Lord as much as I ought fer His present, 'cause I kep' thinkin' how dat same present had cheated me out ob bein' 'mong de fust ter s'luto ma new miss an' join in Undo Jerry's 'All haus' 'roun'.' "Whar did I get de name Clarissy? Now, I'zo goin' tel tell yo' how ma 'fiiction brought me 'onor. "Yo' dear gran'ma named dat chile, an' 'lowed she wuz ter be raised an' edicated at do big house. Dat made me mighty proud. So, when yo' ma wuz born I tuk Clarissy an' went ter de big house an' nussed yo' ma till dey put her in do col' groun'. "Doan' get so impashum, honey; I'ze goin' ter tell yo' 'bout Clarissy, but I jes' kinder laks ter put it off as long as I kin. "Clarissy hadn* no face ter be (f| llli Cr§~ / A uly -J—L ilium "Po* faithful ole Aggie!" 'shamed of. She wuz dat tall an' straight, wid smooth brack shiney ha'r —it din' kink none—an' her eyes wuz jes' lak de deer's, an' her skin wuz so sof' an' yaller dat I called her ma yaller rose. Sho warn't neber strong lak, an' wouldn* go wid de niggers at de Quarters. Sometimes she eben seemed 'shamed ob her ole brack mam my, but I didn* min' dat. I wuz so proud sho could take an edicatin' jes' lak qual'ty, whereas her mammy wuz jes' a plain ole brack nigger dat didn' know A from B. When yo' pa cum from de Norf courtin' yo' ma, he brought his wbdte walct wid him. I warned Clar issy when I seed her wid dat walet dat H wuz a resky thing ter make her jedg- ment on de does dat cohere up a man; but 'fore long 1 heard him call her his yaller rose. "Clarlssy looked so happy, Jes' lak a yaller rose when it busts wide open an' tu'ns Its face up ter hebben as ef ter thank de Lord fer lettln' it be so purty. I didn' hab de heart ter break do spell. "All ob a sudden she jes' dropped an' widdered as ef de sun didn't shine on her no mo'; an' she tuk ter talkin' 'bout some Phelle who, 'cause she couldn' marry de man she lubbed, jes' dressed herse'f In flowers an' drownd ed herse'f. Den she'd make a wreath ob yaller roses an' put dem on her haid, an' 'lowed she'd look as purty as Phelie ef she wuz drownded. It mos' broke ma heart ter hyear her talk, an' I thought de words ob de Scriptur' had cum true in ma case whar it tell 3 'bout j "I planted that yaller rose." yo' bein' lifted up by pride an' fallin' inter de condemnation ob de debbil. "While I wuz broodin' ober ma 'Mo tion, miss called me inter her room, an' she looked so sad lak dat I threw ma arms 'roun her knees an' ask her what trubble her so. Den she put her li'l white han' on ma ole brack haid an' a tear ran from her cheek right on ter mine, an' she said in a voice lak she wuz talkin' ter her own chile: 'Po', faithful ole Aggie. I wish I could spare yo' dis blow.' "Den marse cum fo'wa'd wld a li'l slip ob paper. Here it is, honey. Dat li'l slip will be rostln' on ma bosom when Marse Gab'l shouts froo his trumpet fer mo ter cum home. I cyan' read, honey, but I knows dese words. Dey's 'scribed right on ma heart: 'Dear ole mammy, lak Phelie, I'ze goin' ter drown mase'f. I could face yo', an' knows yo' would hoi' me ter yo' breas' an' forgib me; but I cyan' face Miss an' do oders. Mammy, I ain't got no place ter go ter now but de rlbber; an' It seems so col' lak. I wish, mammy, we'd nebbcr lef de cabin. Edicatln' an' tryin' tor be lak qual'ty ain't made me happy 'cep' jes' de li'l while wid Jean. Now he laffs in ma face an' says he cyan' marry no nigger. Oh! mam my, my heart is broke! Forgib' me, mammy, an' doan' do Jean no harm, 'cause I lubs him so, an' he cyan' he'p if ma mammy is brack. Good-bye, mammy. Oh! de water look so col' an' lonesome lak! But I'ze got ter go ter it. Doan' fergit de flowers, mammy. I wants ter be jes' lak Phelie. I wish I could jes' feel yo' arms 'round me once mo', but I knows when I'm col' yo'll hug me jes' de same.' "Dose are de words, honey. Miss cried. I didn'; jes' ma po' ole heart wecped, an' it's been weepin' eber since. "I jes' cohered ma li'l gal wid flow ers, an' when Marse had her put in do corner ob his own lot under de wlllo' tree yonder I planted dat yaller rose at her haid, an' do roses do cum out on it so purty, wid dere faces turned right up ter heben. An' when ds win' blows dey nods at mo lak, an' I ken hyear dem whisped ober an' ober, 'Mammy, doan' griob. I'ze so happy now.' "Leab me, honey. I wants ter think ob Clarissy a li'l while by mase'f." Will Not Insure Cubans. A Cuban who applied for insurance from a local company the other day almost wept when told by tho examin ing physician that he could not insure him, but that he should call again in about two years. The agents had as sured the Cuban that he would be a first-class risk. In despair he went to New York and confided bis woes to an old friend, who is the head of the firm for which he is the Philadelphia representative. The friend said: "Since the Spanish war, when so many young men from Cuba and Porto Rica have come here to engage in trade, I have seen scores of cases like yours. You are killing yourself by insisting on liv ing in Philadelphia as you did in Ha vana. Persons who come to the United States to live, no matter from what part of the world, must make certain concessions to climate. You drink as much black coffee and smoke as many cigarettes here as you did at home. Very well, it will kill you if you koep it up. Your insurance man probably thought you were consumptive. Stop living like a Cuban in Philadelphia; eat, drink and smoke as men there do, and I will guarantee you an insurance policy In less than two years."—Phila delphia Times. From the most humble origin Thur low Weed became one of tho leading journalists of tho United States and a great political Vender. A HIDDEN r/liK^ Two Women Hold the Secret of a Golden Lodge. Away up In the Medicine Bow Mountains, not far from the Wyom ing line, there Is a hidden mine for which n generation of men have searched In vain. And it Is owned, operated and its location kept secret by two young women, who have kept their secret since one was eighteen and the other fourteen years old. The lode was discovered sixteen yenrs ago by a tenderfoot named Smlthers. He was ordered west by the doctors and came to Colorado. Leaving his wife and two little girls at Fort Collins, he went into the mountains to pros pect. In some unexplained way he discovered an enormously rich ledge of quartz, and recognized its value. Then ho returned to Fort Collins for his family, having been absent about a year. Ills wife had died during his 3tay in the mountains, but he found his children in care of a ranchman. The older one recognized him, and they were turned over to him. He took them up into the mountains with him and they have lived there ever since in the cabin built for them. Smithers cleared off the ranch and did a little farming, got a little stock and raised his own milk and butter and eggs, and lived outwardly like thousands of small mountain ranch men all over the Bocky Mountain re gion. But secretly he worked on the ledge of gold quartz he had discovered. He broke pieces from the vein ground them up in a mortar, panned them, and got gold enough to keep him and his children without other work than caring for their little farm. This life began when the children were but seven and three years old, respective ly. When the older one was eighteen and her sister fourteen, Smlthers died. He had taught them the secret of the hidden mine, and when he was gone the two orphans lived alone in the same manner. They looked after their little stock, tended their little farm and in secret ground up pieces of quartz and panned the gold from it. The lodge must be of fabulous richness, for these two girls, neither of them very robust, and the younger little more than a child when they be gan, have taken out all the gold they have wanted in the four years they have led their lonely existence. At rare intervals they take their horses and a pack saddle and go down to the nearest town for provisions. They always have gold dust and nuggets to pay for whatever they choose to buy. H. A. Wells, timber appraiser for the State lands board, was in that section recently and secured SIOO worth of nuggets the young women had saved up. One he is wearing as a watch charm. It is a great chunk of native gold, not melted into a but ton, but just as it fell from the crushed rock. According to weight, its value would not exceed S3O, or per haps $25. But as a line specimen of native gold and as a memento of the lonely mountain ranch and hidden mine, hundreds of dollars would not buy it. "Never mind," says Mr. Wells, "I'm going to And the extension of that hidden ledge some day."—St. Louis i'ost-Dlspatch. TUe Obliging Office lioy. An old gentleman came into a busy down-town office the other day and came up to the table where James, the office boy, was reading the next to the last chapter in one of the Dead wood Dick novels. James did not know for several minutes that any one had called, so eager was he to And out if Dick was really going to kill the vil lain at last and save the blue-eyed Catherine. Looking up just a mprnent before getting ready to plunge into the crisis, James caught sight of the gen tleman standing beside him. In some way the office boy felt that the visitor had been there a long time, and he hastened to make up for the neglect. "Anything I can do for you?" James asked in the tone his employer uses when he wants to make the best im pression. The old gentleman said nothing, but ho looked at James in a strange way that made that young man feel a little ashamed of himself. "I am very sorry, sir, I kept you waiting. Do you want to see some one, sir?" Still the visitor was silent. Then the boy raised his voice, and a glimmer of light came into the old gentleman's oye. lie took out of his pocket a long tube, put one cud to his car and hand ed the other to James. "I should like to speak to your employer." "Certainly, sir," said the obliging office boy; "hold tho line."—Providence Journal. Two New Frcncli Caves* Two remarkable cases have been dis covered in France by Messrs. Capitnn and Breull, in which the walls are cov ered with drawn and painted figures of the paleolithic epoch. T'hese are mostly figures of animals, and some of them have been drawn with strik ing correctness. In the first cave, at Combarelles (Dordogne), the figures are drawn with a deeply engraved line and are vigorous in execution. They Include the mammoth reindeer and other animals extinct in France. In the second cave, at Font-de-Gaume, not far distant from the former, black lines are used, and sometimes the whole animal is painted black, form ing a silhoutte. Red ocher is also used in the figures, which are sometimes four feet long. Many of the figures are covered with a stalagmite deposit which often reaches an inch in thick ness.—Scientific American. A Philadelphia firm has calculated that there still remain unmined 5,073,- 775,000 tons of coal in the anthracite regions. COST OF A MAN'S WARDROBE. It Amonnti to Much LOM TlMn Ho Pays For Food. "Comparatively, what a man wears does not cost so much during a life time when you come to rhink of it," said an observant citizen, "and as a matter of fact the average I suppose will be surprised by the figures. Of course, the man who attempts to keep up with the procession of the ultra fashionables must necessarily spend a good sum of money during his life time. He must humor the changing moods of the men who set the pace in fashion. He must have the very latest thing out. His coat must be the proper cut, his hat the proper shape, his trousers just so and his tie the proper color. But there are many men In the world who cannot pay so much respect to fashion, and hence we may strike an average be tween the two extremes in dress. "We will put the case hypothetieally and assume that a man lives to be thirty-five years of age. We w.ll as sume that he will wear the clothes of a grown man for this length of time. On an average, I suppose a man will wear out six shirts during the year, or a total of 210 in a life time. Suppose he pays seventh-five cents each for them. This would be $4.50 a year, or $157.50 that he would pay out in a lifetime of thirty-five years. He would wear twelve col lars a year, of 410 in thirty-five years, and if he wore the cheaper grade of collars, 10-cent collars, he would spend SO3 in thirty-five years. Allow ing two whole suits of clothes a year, and at the average of S2O a suit lie would spend in this way SI4OO in thirty-five years. If we.allow him an average of four suits of underwear a year, lie would need 110 suits, and at the nominal price of $1 a suit they would cost him $l4O in thirty-five years. Two hats every twelve months would mean a total of seventy hats, and if he paid an average of $3 each for them the total number would cost him $2lO. His shoes, allowing him two pairs a year, and fixing the cost at $4 a pair, would cost him S2BO in a lifetime. Now, on the basis of cal culation, a man would spend about $2250 in a lifetime for clothes. There are, of course, many men who spend much more than this amount and there are many men who spend much less. But this calculation may be taken as a reasonable average. "It will be observed that neckties, socks, suspenders, garters and things of that sort are not taken into con sideration. Laundry bills, cleaning, mending and other things which in crease the cost of a man's wearing apparel are not considered. These costs would probably double the fig ures, and in some instances, as in the case of shirts and collars, the origi nal cost of the article would be noth ing in comparison to the cost of keep ing them. "But taking all things into consider ation, a man's wearing apparel will cost him less than the food that he eats. Suppose a man is allowed three meals each day at the nominal cost of twenty-five cents a meal, In thirty five years he would spend about st)4so for food, or about four times the amount he would spend for clothes." —New Orleans Times-Democrat English Decadence. He held an important position on a Loudon newspaper, and yet he was saying, and saying in all seriousness, in naive perplexity: "Now I can claim, without conceit, that I am more intellingeut that the average of my fellow-Englishmen. Otherwise I shouldn't have my pres ent position. I frankly admit, though, that I'm not equal to the average American. But why am I not? Where is the difference?" What could one say to such meek ness? It was fortunate that he went on: "You say thnt you don't believe in this talk of English decadence, and you think we're as good men as our fathers. Perhaps the trouble Is that we're just like our futhers." Then, indeed, lie hit the toe on the nail, and I agreed witli him us politely as possible. The world of the sons, however, is not the world of the fath ers, and in nothing is the typical Amer ican so sharply contrasted with the rest of the world as in tills fact, that while he loves and admires his pro genitors quite as deeply, if not quite so solemnly, as the rest of the world, he lias a suspicion that the tools and methods his father used are much more appropriate in the cabinet of relics than in the shop which compe tition is eternally threatening to un dermine and absorb. Because his father thought thus and acted so is to the typical Englishman a most excellent reason for following suit. It is to the American a very strong reason for trying some other way.—Harper's Weekly, Color of Riots' Hair. A curious investigation reported to the British Association traces the ori gin of complexion by the surnames. It was based, according to a contem porary, ou an examination of 14.5G1 school children of East Aberdeenshire, and a calculation of the pigmentation of the hair and eyes for fifty-nine most frequent surnames. The darkest hair and eyes belong to surnames common in fishing communities, verifying the tradition that the fishing population of East Scotland is of Belgian origin. The pigmentation of Highland surnames corresponds closest with that of their districts of origin. The surnames of Wallace, Pirie, Grant, Park and Blr nie have strong blond tendencies; those of Cordiner, Cruikshank, Ste phen, Strachan, Buchan, Paterson and Wliyte are darkest, aiul Kennie, Scott, Grant and Thompson show most red hair.—London Daily Graphic. | Medical men have noted the injuri ous effect of the Philippine climate on wounds. The time for healing is much longer than here. In South Africa it is shorter. The internal beat of the earth is a survival of the time when it was a glowing ball and was turning on its axis with a velocity four times as great as at present. It was slowed down principally by the action of the tides, internal and external, these be ing one of tbe results of the moon's attraction. The rotation of the moon in such n way that is shows to us always the -T same face was shown to be the conse quence of the tides in the molten moon due to the attraction of the earth. The earth has not surrendered itself \ to the tides caused by the moon be cause tliey are relatively so feeble. It will, however, without doubt, ulti mately present always the same face to the moon. A French scientist, says the Pall Mall Gazette, lia3 just drawn public attention to certain phenomena which show that the truism "extremes meet" applies with as much force to physical nature as to human character. He relates that in the mountains near I'ontgibnud, in Auvergue, there is formed in the hottest part of every summer a most singular ice deposit which iias no existence in winter. The local peasantry have never evinced any acute interest in the scientific ex planation of this remarkable natural peculiarity, but they have always, from the first, turned it to practical advantage by using the spot for cold storage for the cheese which is the staple product of the district. , 1 No weather belief is more absurd than that of a "wet moon" and a "dry moon." There is no connection be tween the position of the moon's horns and the rainfall, unless the ( same weather recurs at the same time each year, for, as A. K. Bartlett has lately taken the trouble to explain, the crescent moon always appears "upon its back" in spring, near the vernal equinox, and "upon its end" in niitumn, near the autumnal equinox. The change of direction ill which the horns are turned depends upon the difference in declination of the sun and moon. If the moon be farther north than the sun after the new, the sunlight strikes under her, and she appears with her horns upturned; but 11' she appears south the light reaches around her disk to the northward, and her horns appear nearly vertical. The line joining the two horns Is always at light angles to a line joining the sun and the moon. / -f Some fresh water fishes can live in salt water, but others cannot. The carp, for example, is found in the Caspian Sea as well as its affluents, but the fresh water eel dies in suit water. Experiments have recently been made by M. Colollian, and brought before the Society of Biology, France, with carp and tench in water artificially salted by the addition of ten to twelve grammes of common salt per litre, that is to say, about half the proportion of sea water. A fish which can live for twenty-four hours In salt water is considered aide to bear it permanently and he found that his tench and carp could stand ten grammes per litre but not twelve or thirteen grammes. Another experi menter, M. Larbulctier, found that fresh water fish could live in a strong er solution of salt if they were first accustomed to it by degrees. By in creasing the proportion of salt from five grammes to fourteen per litre -.g in the course of twenty-seven days, he kept them alive. The Itcd Hunting Coat. The origin of the red coat is a mys tery. There is a story told "that one of the early Henrys was so enamored with the sport of fox hunting us to or dain it to be a royal sport, and the red coat was worn in consequence." This, however, has been pointed at as ab surd, as in those days scarlet was not a royal livery at all. One thing there can be no doubt about, and that is that tbe scarlet coat is very iiopular for those who hunt regularly. And it must be confessed that it adds plctur esqueness to the scene. The question of color seems to be very much a mat ter of taste; it is looked upon as an in dication of social position. In the ab stract any one can don the pink, if so desired, but it is considered out of taste for any one to adopt that color if he does not liberally subscribe to * the hunt fund. The black coat is con sidered to come next in social position, nnd the ordinary mufti garment for those whose subscription is very small indeed.—Tailor and Cutter. Dog Mld In Ireland. Following a phenomenal rainfall a terrible bog slip occurred the other day near Liscannor, on the west coast of Clara, and within a quarter of a mile of the scene of last year's slide, when two lives were lost. The slip began on the Carhudiff Hiils, says the London Graphic, and the immense mass of semi-fluid bog flowed four miles through the country until it discharged itself into Berry Biver. The moving mass swept away hay ricks, peat stacks, and a number of cows and pigs, which were lost. A farming family, named Killoughry, were compelled to escape by the up per windows, and this they did with \ difficulty. Several people nre practical ly ruined by their land and crops be ing covered with the peaty moisture.