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KILLED FIVE MEN wlf
anrt ' .. KS. CLARA OMO, one of the most widely known "cow ?, hoy" women that ever rode a bron- " cho died at Berry TV ">* ««her day. She ; was a little tuote than fifty years old aud was as good a shot a. any wo man tn the west. Ike had killed five men. three whites ; sud t*o ludiaua. '»he first man whom Mc Brno killed was an Indian who •u in the act of shooting her father. Tb* las: man she killed was Ed Smith. *ho paid the penally of tryiug to dis her. A half reutury ago Hugh h. Martin earned a livelihood tn New • tork b> manufnciurlng barrel*. Re wt«* an« aud the old cooper was fart.d to th. »alt. His family .on •J of a wife aud a blue-eyed, curly tjir* ! girl of six. Martin concluded * c* field*, aud. disposing of hU lb *«t out for the wild we»t. From It, U>uU h*» went fcy waRuti in tuawtn <;l.ARA OMO. A BRAVE WOMAN OF THE WEST, W lilt** sad Twa Indien» Mad a „iir I*«»» a Mvfora II.r K'aarrtag Aim ,,d la X*»» A«« daatle. Ma» Meted ■pM O»* m I A k. « PL u W Iff « , and alter three months made ue in the ludUn country near Kid».»! udi», Kan., i» now, some northeast ot Perry, which to K*u It he fifty mH' t! that time was the horn. kid a goodly number of cow» and a Ica lus*. With the:.« and what he of the Cad !>»:«« are. and Cheyenne Indian*, ugnl a few cattle and *«;•! Xtrtt t s 5 t I *hIv MRS CLARA O: vl trapping fishing ned n living tor :. tars so? <r j f hi Uni »».I rill« it an it. i itri «nut a < her father on the ran« tue favori! ally the Cad id the family, i would ac«-omp*ny th-m camps, where she would is».,, j,,, ,|(j„ tn nialciies with the Mi- also learned to handle the V • and xrrnw »Hb a» much ea»<- a* ad!«* All Clara'« Indian a a-ulnum-e. were delighted with her n mg and riding and had wond-r m thing» to »ay of the "Little p»!e kos» Often the old squaws would Hint Clara s fare and In thl* «Ils is torn •ttk tb* troth to. T rupee« Indian* vitttr S5 to th< tv 4M fas»* »h* wa* taken home *om»tltn»* to b*r parent», acrompanlrl by m*m ton of th» tribe Wh»n Clara wsa »lx- : •*+» *h* went with h»r father one day to look after eatti* On thetr Journey they «net Che wah-foh a Ca«J.lo who for h,,,. , .«InTotdTarttn (5Î ..h-foTwa* 18 » l ad mnoj ,h.« day and began a 48*rrc With Martin. (Tara wa* on ter pony, a »hört dli'anr» away, ant **» «atrhlng the Indian cluaely. In • fit of anger Che wah-foh raised ht» rille tu *h«K>t Martin, hut no »«»oner fi*d th* gun reached hi* »boulder than <T*r» »ent a bullet through ht* head. He fell dead to the ground. Tbe klll •** of Che-aah-fnh wa* aoon made konwq to the other tnemtier* of the lf '8e who ever afterward looked on •lie Martin* a* deadly enemies. The •mtual visit* wore, discontinued. Only •ow and then would a Caddo venture to the Martin cottage. One month af tor the killing Clara waa in the house »tone, her father and mother being a hundred yard* away. f»dd«> appeared al the d«»or and, find tog Clara alone, offered her an Insult. Ten minutes afterward the father and toother returned and found the Indian •■•»'I In the dmirway. Thl* second kill tog so enraged Ihe Caddo* that old Hartln waa fearful of an attacli. He $<d rid of a part of hi* stork, moved •>to family many mile* away, and lived hi peace for *!x month*. He was fol* to*ei| |,y a small band of Caddo*, but •fterward toeanl no harm. Still Marlin felt tin* **«y. and w,ia alwaya on the watch, •tor «I* month* the Martin family waa *'>t molested by tho Caddo*. Ocra ■tonnlly a buck would make a short f 'll and evince much friendship, ca •toolally for Clara. Among the Cnddo* *** a white renegade railed Bill, lit •""I often attempted to make love to J'tora Martin, hut hnd been refused by tor. and before the il«*parture from the "to home Mr*. Martin had ordered him J fon » *he house. One day BUI droppe«l to M the Martin*' new home. II« wa* to'mk and found the mother and Clara 'tone. He began to make threat« that "* would kill the whole family If JT»r» would not consent to be hi* wife. B* looked long at Clara and atirted • 0 kl«* her. Clara grabbed her pla to'. *nd when the amoke cleared away 61,1 toy dead on tha cabin floor. In tha »»me settlement lived Wm. Omo. From th« time Omo finit mat Ol'fa Martin h* mad* lova to bar, and J* month after tha laat killing Juatle# *»»1aon tnad« tha N* husband and A buck wa* assured that they wlf * o»o bxnldMi * tapper and hunter, vocation. Cowboy «» »"» dally •Id» Hh. h * 7 fe WM * lw,y * b y hi« anrt . could »*•" Bill Omo 7". Ue * «•— *» ' ulr J f **" th * tlb >« tb»t he paaaed mw **** Job - Ten y ear > I lanaea away and Hugh B. Martin and S?*"* laid under the aod of wealth °h j Th * ,l " ne 01 Mon t*na for .. b * d reached the ears of Bill f üd b » »old out hla possession« w * tb wagons, ponlea and wife ?, î**® for " B * w home. He first set d nellr Butte, on a cattle ranch. Omo " . wlf * e «Eaged themselves to th« ow ner to punch cattle, and they Uo *'-d the busluess many months, ,'* r ° ,uo Purchased a ranch and hit */* w * s •"* head cow-puncher, 8 0|0,0 «»Id out hla ranch and set « * JJ* "«!. Black Jail canon, six B "»«• fron * Butte. Omo cut logs 'inountalns and rolle.1 them « the canon where they were by " b wagons to he hauled to »» had from ten to forty men ! s employ, and among them was "?*" ra »«uBh, about thirty years old, "" bad "ved in Rochester, N. Y, • ""th remained in duo's employ two j , '* rs Uu '" when Omo stayed late In u,e "» butlnesa and Mrs. Omo was oul > woman In the bouse. Smith ' «««' bed al j,er room door. There were * "°* eu ""•<* »leeping in the hou«« at lb * ,i!,,e "ud Mrs. Omo had uo fear, uaatened to the door thinking her of "U*D«n«l v, a« but Instead fouad Smith» riding re 1 h she He said he wanted to Mrs. Omo told him to say and Smith tried u!k * 1[ h her, *** »hat he had to to P u » b hi* way iuto the Omo dLuutti-.i Smith and the logger »»lit away breathing threats. He told Mr* Omo that he would get even with her. wa * heard from Smith. Mr». Omo v.. For titre» month» nothing One evening taking a nod on the lien entered. The but she ne hi d. The next moment a reused by a man k, dug he", met the guru Ed .Smith, who held a half roused. Kkt the person who bad cu her bush on opening her of the «I long km "You know what 1 want, Clara Omo," i*r he fa woman bounded from the itiiHb made Tit* . plunge at h*r »üb keen edge split her i '*• made a rush at "ked lum away and The blood ». the I km. A hard »• xt< i. 1 .oman >s w»tu ut ut she made a flgin. t or fought like wild lie a k H Th« got near her bed aud J it from the pli t'.a:a Omo could htal ft P Hi A pi * U In his l**i t » began to flow. Both she and Smith red with It. but they Around and around tho a f 'mo got another shot, hut Smith then knocked the pistol from her hand. The second ball entered hi* leg. m fought on. room they «rat, »arh watching chance to end the other's life. Mrs. * nd dr»»» Into shrills. Hnslly a putt of * ,nd b1 "* l,v * n ,hp door " ud ,be •?««*•» broke away from the man's fell the k«*en edge of the knife past «rasp aud ran Into the yard.. She had gone about twenty pare* when she *io*n her bark, bringing out the blood. Bh" »'trned around and again faced Hmlth In her fight Mrs, Omo had *e;x ed another pistol, but Smith knocked Meantime .Smith bad cut h«-r apron . . . , . « from h»r hand and It aank Into the There wa* a struggle for the po*a«*«sion of the weapon. The woman knew that her time had rame If Smith : ,now , _ ... fiel »B* b: > n,1,, on th,> I ' U,t ' 1 ' * n ' 1 hml,h knew that hla life depended on keep her away from 1« Atmmd thtouxh th. .now they tonght in d **P*ralkm The woman a hair. »I* fee ■ * >ng. • dragging In the »now. It waa clotted A ' \ m 8« jw ?» JT o-N H r % & // /// rwK' .■ - ■A Zr /. - ™ v m I * / ED SMITH. (The I«*st Victim.) with frozen blood, mixed with snow , M i,l |oe. She regained her pistol. Smith made a final plunge, but wa* ?o weak that he daggered, Mr*. Omo pUced the pistol against his head and One m nute later Smith toy anil Mrs. Omo lay Two flred. dead In Ute «now five feet away, unconeelous, afterward Bill Omo returned and found his wife where *ho Two weeks after this en t'lara Omo was arrested by tho not hours home had fallen. counter . .. _ , . „ . sheriff of B,,IU ,or ,he ""totoi 1 of M ' ward STltb- 8hB wn * * c< |Ultted. and • h. rltlxens of thc town made her a „resent of a I2&0 "«"oh. «*»« 7*reM UP to thB 11 ay of ht ' r de, " h ' After the opening of the Cherokee out il« Mrs Omo lived near Perry on a i mr. ttfrt At th» time of her death had In her bureau the pistol, the hioody skirts, and the tattered apron, which she valued as mementoes of her vlcrtry over Ed Smith on February 16. she 1890. population of Budn-Peath show» remarkable Increase of 106,000 In being now < 12 , 000 . Tn« the ■lx T*«»« Brookl V" **k«i tu« Ur ( ni cut> o»er made an attempt to purchase the Cleve lalld tea m outright by ottering $100,000 to President Itobi son. The latter took the matter under ! consideration, but later decided not to ee'l hU ball team President Byrne said, in speaking about thä matter: "Realizing that there is some opposl j tlon to Sunday ball playing In Cleve land, and having heard that Mr. Robi son might transfer bis splendid bail ' team to some other Htv unie s he could play games on the Sabbath, the Brook lyu club has decided to get in the first bid for one of the best base ball plants of the major league. THE NATIONAL GAME. SOME NOTES AND COMMENT ON CURRENT EVENTS. Evar Recorded Th« Fl.lier Ca.» U» cld*d to Favor of Mobile—The Texas •«ague hauday Uaiues. HE Brooklyn club has startled the base ball world by the largest cash of fer ever yet made for a base ball club. On March 12 Pres ident Byrne and Treasurer (fci ISif» 6, to & Abell lu behalf of Mr. Abell and some friends,1 have Informed Mr. Robison that we will give $100.000 in cash lor the Cleveland club. lock, stock and barrel. We make this of fer for the very good reason that we feel confident of realizing at least 60 per cent of our investment In one year, The fact that we are going to play 25 cent ball In Brooklyn has received widespread commendation from our patrons, and. with new grounds and a strong team, we hope to give geuerai satisfaction. Mr. Robison has only to oy the word, and we will have Tebeau and his men playjng here to bigger crowds than ever before in the history v! the game.'' - * Th«* Triai l.ii'cor. The Texas League held its annual Fori Worth spring meeting recently President Heurman occupied the chair. srd the folio rs were pres Dalkus: John L and W, 11. Ward. Fort Worth; Mr ody, Galveston, with proxy from n; Messrs. Tonic arid Reed. Hous ton; Mr. lilacs, Ban Antonio. Abner * n the interest of New Orleans aud Shreveport, I-»., for ad n selon to membership; L. L. Maogbe* roprei j s. Patrick advanced l aris' 'S de John J. MeClo-. eri I J; au: J oweilw: nted Sherman and Denison, aud boms ios admission. Mr. Powell addre ssed tb« meeting in the Interest of New Orleans and Shreveport, lie stated that he authorized to guarantee $?5 per game to all visiting clubs at New Or leans nud $60 at Shiev«'port. The siic-rman-Denlson and Par.s represen ^-1,«.« had evidently «ieeided to make » *iong. After hearing tbe arguments in favor of the various cities that were ipf.llrania for membership, it was de -ided that, owing to the long jump ( ro m Texas. Shreveport and New Or t ean » were not as available as Sher man-Denlaon and Pari*, and the latter towns were admitted to membership By unanimous vote the Reach hall was adopted. showing, and brought a good deleg» tton with them to help push things ! Houston wag awarded the _ panant for 1896. ordered to remit proipctlon money for Class C under tbe National agreement, mil to draw on the local clubs for the The board of directors con The president was nM,m ' y ' ( i*t of the president and one member iron, each of the eight Cuba • thc fIcver young p| lc hcr whom the Philadelphia club ha* signed for this »«'»»on. wa* born ln Chambersburg,I*a.. on October 10. 1876. He started bis career there a* an nmateur player in the season of 1893. pitching good ball from tbe start. William llntridl. Many of thc leading W Kl viV ? sA "ih Y Mr 1 V ?o WILLIAM BRANDT. amateur clubs of tho state faced him, and soon learned that they could do nothing with him. In 1894 ho played with Hagerstown, Md., In the Cumber land Valley league, and during the sea of 1S96-96 he fill«««! the box for Portsmouth, of the Virginia State league, making a most excellent rec son . ' a h ' a 16. ord. The Fiaher I'm«. The National Board of Arbitration has rendered Its decision in the New ton Fisher case, who was claimed by Detroit club, of the West but was award the Mobile club. Newton the league, ern ed to Fisher played the Beeson of 1895 with the Mobile club, and was regularly reserved for 1896 by that club. Dur ing the fall of 1896 the Detroit club ap proached the player and actually aired hts name to a contract for 1896 m Dec. 12, 1896. Fisher afterward* In appealed to the Board of Release tram reservation by Mobile, which «ras dis missed by the president of this board and the reservation of Mobile aus Ulned on April 11. 1896. Fisher played : the season of 1896 with Mobile, which closed Aug. 16, and then joined the Detroit club, and played with tk.-ni until the close of the Western league season. The player's name appeared upon the reserve list of both clubs, and was duly published by the secre tary of the board. On Dec. 18, 1896. the president of th* Mobile club entered a protest against the reservation of the player by De troit. This was referred to the Detroit club for answer, and President Van Derbeck stated in several communi cations ill at he based his claim to the player upon an agreement with Mana ger Cushman, of Mobile, dated April 6, 1896, and that he was endeavoring to locate Mr. Cushman, who Is travel ing in the interests of some concern, and secure his statement of the tran saction. After a long delay, during which the Mobile club filed In evidence , several communications addressed to them from the president and manager of the Detroit club Mr. Van Derbeck sent his affidavit and said that he was unable to get the testimony of Mr. Cushman, and be would not ask the ward to wait any longer. This was received about Feb. 9, and is as fol- j lows: A deal was made April G, lfcSG. at Gerdes Hotel. Cincinnati. O.. lie tween C. H. Cushman, then manager Mobile club, and myself, whereby H. j Schmidt and Jos. Lobbeck, of the De- ; troit club, was to be the property of ihe Mobile club in exchange for Lew U histler and N. Fiaher. Fisher was to be the property of tbe Detroit club j at the close of the season cf 1-596. •A histler was to join the Detroit club immediately and did so." ! Both parlies having rested their »■aees the president of the board uteri : i I • j : : * d the case Feb. 11, 1S9T. ; Frank Tiggemeier, one of the pitch ers of the champion Minneapolis team, égrçp. f fi $ ■t v f i ! \ i & I ; FRANK TIGGEMEIER. of the Western League, was born April ! - 5 - ls " 3 ' al st - Do" is . gained renown as tbe premier pitcher j of the Sporting New* team, of the Mound City, in 1893. His success led to hlB engagement with tbe Milwaukee club, of the Western l««ague. In 1894. Ill- i n«*ss, however. Interfered with his ef fectiveness. and he was released by the club. He finished the season with the Mo., and first : Peoria club, pf the Western association, participating In thirty-two champion- j ship games with the latter. He pitched a game for the Philadelphias against the 8t. IjouI* team, at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis, in September of that In 1895 he was with the Des year. Moines club, of tbe Western associa tion, participating In forty-alx cham plonxhip games, and ranked third in tbe official fielding averages of that organization. He began the season of 1896 with the Des Moines team, and after participating In twenty-two championship games he was trans feree«! to the Minneapolis team, of the Western league, participating in sev enteen championship games with the latter, and ranking well up in the offi cial fielding averages. Tlggemeier pitched some remarkably clever games during last season, but the most note worthy one was the holding the heavy hitting Indianapolis team down to five *afe hits, and preventing them fiom scoring a run. He certainly gives promise to a very bright future. Humbty Itasetmll at Kanaan City. The agitation in regard to Sunday ball playing in Kansas City, Mo., bas about died out, aa«l although the bill prohibiting the same in Missouri has passeil the house, still It Is conceded that It will be killed In the senate. The Western League schedule is very kind to Kansas City, giving It twelve Sun day games, Including Decoration Day and July 4, at home. Manager Man ning of the Kansas City team has written Captain "Carney to leave Bos ton on March 18, and to bring with him the Eastern players. The first gHme In Kansas City will be on March 27, between St. Joseph and Kausaa City. Diamond CSIlnta* The wife of Thomas McCarthy, of the Brooklyn team, died of pneumonia re cently, nt their home at Boston, Ma?s. Pitcher IJpvlin, formerly of the St. Louis Browns, is running a grocery store in conjunction with his brother at Troy. N. Y. The Philadelphia club has three ot four candidates 4 for the shortstop's po sition, and Manager Stallings hopes to develop one from the lot during the team's sojourn In the south. Charley Brlody, who has bad on two different occasions his obituary writ ten up,and whoae funeral Henry Boyle, the ex-pitcher, claimed he attended, la running n hotel at Lanainghurg, N. T. gOME QUEER IN THE ODD CORNEB. AND CURIOUS FEATURES OF LIFE. PON the barren ■and A single captive stood. Around him came, with bow and brand. The red men of the wood. Like h.m of old. his doom hears. Rock-bound ocean a rim:— The chieftain's daughter knelt in tears. And breathed a prayer for him. M % , Then thr^k STwa^ofthe shade, Like leaves on aspen limb, Subdued by that heroic maid V "' ho br,athcd a P raycr for him. "Unbind him!" gaspd the chief, "Obey your king's decree!" H * k ' B *' d aw ay her t«»rs of grief, j -Tie <-\^r thus^when lnlWs storm, Hope s star to man grows dim. "?**• kn» !s In woman s f 'rrn, And br * a ' b <* a I-rayer for him. j ; im h e a on Above his head in air. The savage war-club swung. The frantic girl. In wild despair. Promoted for Taking a Bath. From the Youth's Companion: In the j Crimea, auriog the winter, Gen. Can rofcert was in the habit of going about j among the men of his command, incog nito, to see what they were about, and to learn their wants and encourage tbe ! soldiers if they needed encouragement. One morning, on one of th se tonr 3 , he came upon a voung cons»'ririt who had stripped himself to the waist and was with handfuls of gIiow "That's an odd sort o? soap you're : using." exclaimed the General. "Oh, it's good enough," said the sol i dier. "You see I'm young, and more I than that. I'm a Lorrainer from Nancy, j • and a fellow-provincial of Gen. Drcuot, who shaved himself with snow on the j march from Moscow, you know, with the mc-cury thirty degrees bc^ow freez : Ing. The oid fellows in my company, j you see. bother me, and make fun o' me because I haven't any beard, and i : since 1 can't shave out of doors, like j Drouot, I have to do this to show those r!d fellows that I'm no more afraid of the cold than I am of the enemy." I ; bathing his body ! ! ; j I , "Well." said Canrobert, "what if I i should give you another way of get- j ! ting even with those oid fellows?" "Why, I shouldn't mind," answered the young soldier. "I'll make you a corporal," sr.id the general. The soldier laughed. "I guess that won't go.- 1 ' said he. "My colonel wouldn't have 1L" j i "I'm higher up than your colonel; 1 General Canrobert." The young soldier was in transports —especially as the same day he was : made a corporal In the presence of the regiment. Confm«lon All Around. From the Detroit Free Press.—"I've had lots of experience in prohibition j towns, but here's one which happened to me in Kansas." said the # Southern .drummer, as he lighted a cigar, the train having come to a standstill by a v.ashout. "One of my customers in vited me up to his bouse for supper. When I got to his place he introduced me to his wife and their one son. Be fore we went down stairs he took me aside. " 'Perhaps you'd like a little some thing.' he said, 'but don't mention this to the wife or my son.' "1 promised and he produced the bot tle from a cupboard. When I went down 1 was chatting with the son, when he gave me a wink and motioned toward a back room. I followed him, and he said: " 'Pretty cold walking here, wasn't It?' " 'Rather.' " 'Well, here's something that will do you good, but don't say anything to dad or mm They're terrible down on this sort of thing.' "With that he produced a bottle from a top shelf in an out-of-the-way cup board. The supper passed off pleasant ly. In the evening, by way of a Joke. I shivered and exclaimed; " 'My. what a cold I have. I'd give a good deal for a drop of spirits for medicinal purposes.' " T believe there Is some in the medi cine chest.' began the wife, then stopped and blushed. "I laughed and said; 'Confession is good for the soul. There should be no secrets in such a happy and well-man aged little family.' They all looked lather uneasy, and finally laughed and lonfessed." The Frartlre of Indian Medicine Men. From the Boston Evening Tran script: Major A. E. Woodson, agent of the Gtieyenne and Arapahoe Indians of Oklahoma, says that the reign of the medicine men is one of the greatest outrages of the present day, and as a direct result of their practice one third of the children born of Indian parents die every year. Two of Black Coyote's children were taken sick, and, Instead of taking them to the gov ernment hospital, he sent for the medi cine man, who blew a green powder Into the lungs, ears and nostrils of one of the little patients. That medicine falling, the medicine man mada an in cision with his knife under the tongue of the child, with the result that drain •eon followed. When the green pow 4er failed to raatore tha ehlld to health re St. ot po N. and to kill the ghost he made the la cislow. The medicine ed heroic measures in order U. save thw other child. He took It into a teat, stripped it naked, and laid it on a cot. He then heated a big pile of rock ÿ the tent, and when they were hot hs threw water on them, filling the tent with steam and causing the child to sweat copiously. When the child was covered with perspiration, be took It out in the cold air and sent It home, without taking any precaution to keep it from getting col-. Next morning the child was dead. This is only one of the hundreds of such outrages against the health of innocent people, medicine man ennes is Little Man, who lives near Cantonement. He makes his medi cines every year and distributes them to the other medicine men. then sdopt and lit* The big of the Chey Got a Cheek by Flood, From the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune: Frankfort, Ky., Special.—A. unique freak of the Kentucky • flood came to light here to-day. A box containing seme valuable papers was found floating in the river. Among the papers was a letter addres&yd to Judge W. S. Pryor of this city from a Bell county man, containing a check for $K>0 for legal services. The let ter was turned over to Judge Pryor, who placed the check to his credit in the bank. The box had been washed oat of the office of the county clerk at Pineville, which was recently inun dated by high water, and had floated a distance of over 300 miles, Ijsty ^ wMie driïlri « his hor£e witb one hand and holding aloft a P arlor lamp in the other, attracted attention j i j Confronted by a Condition* From the Lewiston Evening Journal: An amateur farmer carrying home a ou a West Farmington street a lew days ago. The interest of spectators was intensified when near the red bridge his vehicle made a lurch, and pig, man, and lamp were landed in tha snow. But the pig ih lively tones called on more fortunate travellers to come to his assistance, while the en thusiastic farmer still clung to the lamp, and in due time al! resumed their journey, and at length were properly domiciled in pen and parlor. Steamboat Fassengen Cp a Tree. From the Gallipolis Journal: CapL Ed. Morgan, while in Catlettsburg tha other day witnessed a peculiar vcci j dent. Tbe sidewheel packet that Used to run here, but Is now plying up the Big Sandy river, was coming up that stream when she struck a tree that had sunk in the river. By the collision she careened and sank. Sixty-five passen gers were aboard of her scrambling from the cabin of the boat, and many perched themselves In tbe protruding limbs of the tree and clung to th« branches jintll they were rescued. CURIOUS FACTS. Nine people out of every ten can hear better with the-right ear than with their left. It takes 72,000 tons of paper to mak» the postal cards used in the United States each year. Tbe world's blind are computed to number one million—about one sight less person to every fourteen hundred inhabitants. An ostrich lives about thirty years, and the average annual yield of a bird in capltlvity is from two to four pounds of plumes. No human head was impressed on coin until after the death of Alex ander the Great. All images before that time were of denies. Tbe petroleum company which has been boring for oil at St. Paul's inlet. Newfoundland, has struck a splendid well at a depth of 1040 feet, and the existence of a large petroleum district In the neighborhood is considered cer tain. F,qual parts of litharge and red lead form when mixed with a sufficient quantity of glycerine to form a paste, a substance which Is highly recom mended for repairing cracks In iron. It resists the action of water, alkalies and fire. The busby tops of branches of young long-leaf pine trees were among th« handsomest offerings for decorations during the holiday season. Gray Span ish moss and large palmetto leaves, also from Florida, were more freely used than ever before. A physician says that he has some times been able to convince persons subject to visual illusions that the fancied figures were not real by ask ing them to push one eyeball up a little with the finger. This makes all real objects In their neighborhood appear double, as any one can prove to him self, but it does not double the false Image. It may not be generally known that there Is cruelty In the keeping of gold fish. Half of such captives die from sheer want of rest. As fish have eyes so formed that they cannot endure the light, in a glass vessel they are in an entirely wrong place, as evident from the way In which they dash about, and go round and round, until fairly worn out. A clever workman In a cutlery fac tory In Sheffield, England, made a doxen pairs of shears, each eo minute that they all together weigh less than half a grain. That Is about the weight of a postage stamp. Each pair wa* perfect and would out If sufficiently delicate material could be found. Ly ing on a piece ot white paper, the* seem no larger than fiera.