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Year by year the number of students
a the colleges of the c'ountzy who are
ielf-supporting increases.
;' 'The New York Commercial Aaver
tlser suggests it would be well for ad
renturour, impulsive young Americans
to remember that enlistment in the
Cuban army makes them liable to a
ine of $1000 and three years' impris
sonment for violation of the neutrality
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Electricity cannot be stolen in Ger
many, according to a decision of the
Superior Court. A man who had
tapped the current of an electric com
pany to run his own motors was ac
quitted on the ground that only a
material movable object can be stolen,
and the judgment has just been affirmed
on appeal.
A returned colonist says that the
trouble with the Topolobampo (Mexico)
scheme of co-peration was that it
lacked government. "Everybody was
a shareholder and everybody felt him
self a boss." The result was a Donny.
brook fair, to suppress which there
was no one clothed with enough au
thority. In future co-operative col
onies, if there are any, will have to be
carried on with ship's diseipliner men
tions the San Francisco Chronicle.
Otherwise the individualism to which
human nature is prone will be sure to
get the better of them.
E. L. Godkin believes that the hu
man race is improving, and in an
article in the Atlantic Monthly he
ives these reasons for his belief: "I
do not rely on any particular legal
plan or any political system, but on
my faith in human nature, and on my
knowledge of the human race since
the dawn of civilization. When I com
pare the modern with the ancient
world, I am assured as to the future of
man. I am far from denying that
legislation and political changes have
been the direct means of great good,
but every good change in legislation
or in Government has been preceded
or brought about by an increase of
intelligence, of reasonableness, or of
brotherly kindness on the part of the
people at largo. The new regime has
got into the air before it got into the
Jaws. Why do we not now burn
heretics? Why do we not burn
witches? Why do we not hang a man
for stealing a sheep? Why do we not
teach people to be content with their
condition, however lowly? Why do
we'condomn ignoranco as a curso?
Nearly every step in what we call the
growth of civilization has been there
aenlt of the springing up in brairs of
individuals of new views of the nature
and ends of human society."
. --~ ..~~~
A Princeton professor, Mr. Einton,
relates Harper's Weekly, hl.s invented
and patented agun thatpitchesabas3
ball which curves in its flight accord
ing to the intentions of the marks
man. Mr. Hinton is an Englishman,
a graduate of Oxford, who came to
Princeton from Yokohama, where he
had a boys' school. He was a constant
cricketer in England, and long before
he came to this country had developed
an interest in the American practice
of pitohing baseballs in curves. When
he got to Princeton he learned how to
do it himself. Then he determined
that the Princeton batsmen needed
much more practice than the pitchers
they had could give them, for pitchmg
carved balls is very hard work and
uses men up. So he so': to work to
make a machine that would pitch, and
after a great deal of study and experi
ment he seems to have succeeded. His
machine is a gun, the power is pow
der, and it is said to work well, so that
it promises to be as useful to the
Princeton nine as the tackling machine
which is kept in the Princeaton gym
nasium has been to the eleven. Thus
again has intellect despatch'ned a Frank.
enstein to compete with human thews
and perhaps cheapen labor. To have
invented a pitcher is great, though
the human clement in pitchers is in
teresting, and it is likely to be some
'time before the machine wholly super
sedes the man. The spl;ot where the
buman element might be eliminated
to advantage is ui the umpire's place.
If, while his mind is still on sport,
Mr. Hinton can invent an umpire who
shall prove auonrato and reliable, and
be adaptable to baseball, football and
prize fights, he will not only do a
great service to the cause of sport, but
make his own fortune in the process.
All that is wanted of an umpiro is ao
cIracy and prompt action. One with
. dial face and "works" in him, in
apable of prejudice or error, would
b ideal.
The spring time came-the spring time went,
With shimmering cloud and shiny weather;
In golden glory June was spent;
On hills and fields we roamed together.
We walked through autumn's purple haze,
The future's dream of bliss forestalling,
And, shuddering, thought of winter-day?,
With snows a.falling.
For earth was all so wondrous fair,
And heaven smiled down so blue above it,
Each wandering breath of balmy air
But made us learn anew to love it!
What wonder if, with all so bright,
And wild birds through the woodland call
We sigh to think of winter's night,
And snows a-falling.
But when at last the world ,vas dressse
In shining robes of Ice-mail gleaming,
And calm white sileneo lulled to rest
The pale dead flowers beneath it dream
Behold! we woke to find made true
The hope our hearts had been forestaliing-,
While snows were falling.
Ab, well! the days of youth ily fast;
Their sans grow, dim, their blossoms
And all the dreams that made our p:st
Fly fast and far, we know not whither;
But, when we tread life's wintry slope,
We hear again their voices calling,
And memory clasps the hand of hope,
While snows are falling,
HINGS were taking
- a turn with me. I
Shad longed for a
change, but not
oven my wildest 1
imaginings would I
have made me
dream that I would be transferred 1
from an inland town of Pennsylvania
to an inland district of the island of
Ceylon. Yet that is what happened;
for business changes came to my I
brother-in-law, with whom I had been
working, and he was called to that
far away country to look after a piece
of property, and at his invitation I
went with him, for I would be needed
in making the surveys.
And when we were real!y thera and
I could look around, I thought that I r
would never become accustomed to 1
my strange surrourndings. Everything f
else might have become familiar to t
me in time, but to see farm work be. t
ing done with elephants instead of c
horses-that would be a surprise to a
me as long as I lived, I thought.
Ahmed was the name of the tame I
elephant which was being led past the a
back door on the evening of my com. a
ing, and which paused there a mo- n
ment and held out his trunk inquisi- a
tively as he saw me. 1
"Selim must go up to the mountain E
to bring some wood," said Mr. Frank- l
lin, the manager of the farm, when he a
was trying to appoint a day for us to
begin the surveying. "That will take d
all day tomorrow, and possibly a good a
part of the next day."
"How do you get the wool down
the mountain?" I asked, for I had seen e
no other animal about the place ex-.
cept the elephant. p
"Ahmod carries it," "ho replied. f,
"We could not work the farm without g
Ahmc(." h
And so the next day I saw the great, p
clumsy animal, which I had always as- h
sociatod with plains and jungles- r
never with rocky steeps Cr rugged b
slopes-- climbing the mountain on his a
way to the fore:t which furnished the
hfarm with its supply of wood. He a:
clhmbed readily and carefully, plant.- t
ing his huge feet firmly before trust- e
ing his weight on them, and I was j
. stonished to note how much sagacity ft
he showed in hin choice of paths. fi
Selim walked beside him, with his ax I
on his shoulder and the iron prod in II
his hand, and when he came down at
from his first journeyI thoughthehad
been using the weapon a little too h
freely. The poor animal was breath- a
ing heavily, and one or two streams of b
blood trickled down from his ears. a
"Do you have to punish him so it
severely as that?" I asked, as I petted fs
Ahmed a little and fed him a few w
morsels from the table. The man was
itill irritable, and he answered me O
shortly. a
"I would like to kill him. He vexes al
the soul from me. You must not feed an
him--you will spoil him." tc
The man was a native, and though ki
be had lived among Europeans all his at
life there was still a vindictive energy al
in him I did not like. But I refrained
From petting Ahmed,though the crest- 54
sre never came near me without ask- or
ing for notice hi
Naturally I was much interested in re
Thmed; partly, I suppose, becausneo he a
was the first tame elephant with whom w
i had evecr become intimately sacquaint- hi
3d, and partly because I thought he
was cruelly treated. th
I spoke to Mr. Franklin about it of
tfter the first few days, but he merely of
aughed. on
"That's a thing you have to leave to ra
he keepers," he said. "As long as I
he fellow doesn't kill the elephant az
Fou have to let him go. None of us si
ould manage Ahmed, you know, and th
he fellow has us pretty well at his
neroy so far as the treatment of the cc
dlephmant is concerned. It's all right, w
suppose: -Elephants are tough, and a
t would be hard to hiurt them much," as
And with this easy philosophy Mr. ys
'ranklin coutented himself. He would be
lot go within reach ol Ahmed, for he he
vas really afraid of him, and he kept ki
lautioning me.
"You can't trust elephants," he said ti
'Several that I know of have gone
nad, one would think, and have killed tl;
)eople, after having been so tame that
hey have been the children's play- sh
bings. You had better leave Ahmed at
o 8elim and take core of yourself." g
And I honestly tried to take his ad- ta
ice, and for a number of days I did
othing more than feed him a little S(
hen his keeper's back was turned. so
Ld it was this little kindness that hi
brought about a strange condition c
ºt things, which all at,once gave me
new occupation not down on the pry
gramme when I went to the island.
The surveys I had been makin
necessitated the building of a bridgi
and I ran the lines and took the love
after which I asked if there were an
bridge builders in the country.
"Ahmed builds the bridges," eai
Mr. Franklin with a smile. "That
:, one part of his work you have newv
seen, have you? Selim understand
the work thoroughly, and it is reall
wonderful to see the elephant carr
1. out his keeper's orders. The men wi
cut the timbers to-morrow, and the
you will oversee the work and see the
the proper level is kept."
In accordance with these instruc
tions I watched the cutting of th
timbers-logs eighteen feet long an
twelve inches thick-and the next da
- Selim and I were there with Ahme
ready to begin work.
Selim was in an ugly humor to begi
;, with, and he had been threatening th
elephant from the time wo left th
house, so that the great creature we
s becoming nervous and restless befor
the work had begun. More than once
too, Solim had used his steel-she
weapon, which carried a hook as we]
as a sharp prod, and the animal hn
groaned like a human boeng under th
punishment. I could not hold m;
"It does seem to me, Selim," I said
"that Ahmed would do his work bet
ter if you would not be so severe wit]
"One has to be severe with thes
I beasts," he returned, and withou
a deigning any further reply he set the
t hugo creature at work lifting the
t heavy timbers and carrying them ti
I their place at the stream.
. The terrible strength of the ele
I phant frightened me as I watched hin
i coiling his trunk about the logs, lift
r ing them and holding them steady
with mouth and trunk v.hile he walkei
7 away to the spot where the logs were
c redcd. ' Once there, he waited for in
t structions before he lowered the
3 weight, and as soon as the position
[ was indicated he carefully and slow1l
dropped the timber into the exact
place demanded. If it swung around
a little that it was out of larco he
rolled it with trunk and head until it
lay whore he wanted it and was per
fectly firm. It seemed incredible that
this was not the work of reason, and
that it was merely the result of thor
ough training; but even if this were
all, what intelligence it showed.
As time went on the keeper's irrita.
bility increased, and his voice rose
and became angrier. He swore at the
animal and used his hook until Ah
med's ear was bleeding; and the huge
animal absolutely stood and trembled,
like a frightened child. This made
Selim furious, and he began to assault
him in the most cruel manner with the
steel prod.
The sight]was more than I could en
dure. I sprung down the bank and
snatched the weapon from his hands.
"What do you mean ?" I cried, hotly.
"You shall not treat the creature so
I had taken him utterly by sur
prise, and he only stared at me stupidly
for a moment; but all at once his face
grew white with fury, and he threw
himself upon me and wrenched the
prod away. I was but a strippling and
he was a man of unusual strength. Hie
raised the weapon over his head with
both hands and advanced upon me
with murder in his eyes.
I was unarmed, and if' I had boon
armed it would have profited me lit
tie. Many things lashed before my
eyes in the brief mo'ments when I
slowly retreated, with that colorless
face before me. We were a long way
from the house, no help was near, and
I was about to be murdered by a vil
lainous servant, whoma no one would
nsuspect of the deed.
I had stepped backward, feeling be
hind me for a tree which I might use
as a shelter and so gain a little time;
but all at once I struck my foot
against a stone and wont down. In an
instant Selimn was over me, his cruel
face bent down and the steel-pointed
weapon held against my throat,
We had both forgotten the elephant.
One sees a great deal at such a time,
and while I lay there with the weapon
at my throat and death but a moment.
away I saw the hugo bulk rushing
toward us, Ah, then Ahmed would
kill me instead of Selim, I thought,
and I felt a grim joy at the man's dis
appointment; and then
Then I saw something twine around
Solim a body and heard him give a
cry of agony and fear as Ahmed swung
him aloft. Round and round he went,
revolving in the air as though he were
a feather blown about in an eddy of
wind. Ahmed was preparing to dash
him to death on the rooks.
I was on my feet as soon as I could
think and in the midst of mortal fear
of the huge animal I still had presence
of mind enough to think that I might
calm him. I spoke to him, and the
rapid whirling of the body slackened.
I laid my hand on the side of his head
and patted the quivering trunk, andit
slowly uncoiled and dropped Selim to
the ground.
I did not dare to look after him, for I
could not take my eyes off Ahmed. I
was conscious that Solim lay there for
a moment, and then began to crawl
away, and that after he had gone a few
yards he arose and flew without looking
behind him. I was several miles from
home, alone with an elephant, and I
knew nothing about managing him and
was not at all sure what were his inten
tions about me I
"Ahmed," I said, patting him gen
tly. "Poor Ahmed I
JIb oaressed me with his trunk, and
showed every indication of affection,
and in a few moments I began to re
gain my confidence. I would try to
take the elephant home, at any rate.
I would not take the weapon which
Selim had used, and which had come
so near ending my days. I called to
him. "Come along, Ahmed," and
of started homeward, and without the
.e a least hesitation Ahmed walked beside
ro- me, as gentle and harmless in appear
ance as a pet dog.
ing What consternation there was when
ge, I appeared at the house with the ele
el, phant! Ahmed stood in the yard
my beside me while I told my story, and
caressed me with his trunk and even
aid rifled my pockets of the pieces of
is cake 1 had taken for him that morning
ver and had forgotten.
ads "Well, what are we going to do
lly now?" said Mr. Franklin dubiously.
ry ".It is very hard to find a good keeper,
till especially at this season of the year,
ion and that bridge must be built at
lgnt once."
I volunteered to go to town and
ne- find a keeper, and I was sure there
the would be no trouble about it. But I
nd soon found that elephant keepers were
lay rare, and that the fame of Ahmed had
ied gone forth, and none of them would
undertake the care of an elephant that
in had rebelled and come so near killing
:he his last keeper.
,he "There's only one way to manage
ras it," I raid that night when I went
)re home. "I will take Ahmed down to
cc, morrow and make him build the
od bridge."
ell There was a general shout of horror,
ad and everybody had never heard of
he such a thing, and I did not know what
vy I was undertaking, and I would be
sure to be killed. I waited till the
id, storm had subsided, and then I told
et- them that I would try it, anyway, and
th if I did not succeed, why then some
other plan must be devised.
Mse It must be confessed that I looked
at at Ahmed the nest morning with a
he good deal of trepidation. He certainly
he was very large. I had my pockets full
to of biscuits which I meant to use as
sops for Corberns all through the
!e" morning, but he found them without
im delay and ate them all at a mouthful,
ft. and then we took our way down to the
Iy bridge, several members of the family
ed following at a distance, for they were
ro very doubtful as to the result of the
n. experiment.
le Bnt we went down to the timbers
n which were to go into the bridge, and
Iy showed Ahmecd which cue I wanted
et out, wondering if he would under
id stand me. HIe did. Without the least
eo delay he lifted the log, and then we
it journeyed down to the stream, and I
r. showed him where the log was to go.
at We got on famously. and I heard a
Id faint cheer from the bank, where the
r- doubters were in hiding. Ahmed and
re I were building the bridge as pleas
antly as though we had done nothing
a. all our lives but build bridzes.
so Surely, it was a great change-an
lo American boy, in nineteenth century
1. costume, turning elephant trainer and
Is builder of bridges in the island of
1, Ceylon, but that is what had hau
lo pened. I wondered if any of my old
it friends could over believe this. And
ie yet it had all come about in the most
natural way, for I had merely shown
a. the animal a little kindness, and so
id had won his love.
s A few days later, greatly to my joy,
a man appeared whom Ahmed condo
so cended to accept na his trainer, and I
turned my pet over to him, noting
with joy that he was likely to be
treated kindly.
Our work in Ceylon was finished.
It had been rainy weather and the
0 roads were unfit for the horses, so it
d was arranged that we should go to
town on tbo elep.ant. Ahmed greeted
me with eflusion when I went out to
Smoun"t, and was evidently overjoyed
to see me again, for I had carefully
n kept out of his sight since the coming
of his new keeper. And so we went
away in true oriental style, mounted
on Ahmed. At the town a carriago
was awaiting ufs to take us to tub sea
There was a moment's delay while
Ssome packages were stored inside, and
we were attending to there when eud
denly something, reached past my
brother and touched my face. It was
Ahmed's trun. iTe ihal followed me.
SMy brother started, the driver, who
t busily arranging the bundles, dropped
them with a shriek and fled for his
I life, and I laughed and petted Ahmed
a little for the last time. The carriage
started and' I looked back and saw
Ahmed and his dusky keeper standing
motionless, like two staVues carved in
the land of the orient.-Chwcage
Tlhy Tuner eolls.
The prolonged roll of thunder is
Sreadily explained by comparison with
a volley fired along a line of troops.
1 Suppose troops to be drawn up in line
Sin such number as to extend for a
mile, and ordered, by a signal that all
could see, to fire at once. One stand
Sing at the end of the line would hear
Sthe report of the musket nearest him
Sinstantly. He would hear the others
SThus a report 550 feet away would
come to him in half a second, and he
Swould not her the last report for five
or six seconds, \fter the gun had been
fired. This w.uld produce a sort of
roll, which would gradually increase
I in intensity. Flashes of lightning may
t be considered as representing three
> lines of troops along which the explo
sions occur at the same time. Consider
j the variety of distance and position of
[ the listener, and we account for the
a variety of sound in thunder. In moun
1 tainous regions the rolling is aug
Smented by reverberations of echoes.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
IA Fish Story From Alaska.
I The depths of the Takou have again
given forth a strange and peculiar ani
mal, fish or whatever it may be called.
It was caught with a halibut hook, and
the fisherman who took it says it is a
I sea rattlesnake, though it is thbs first i
Sone he ever ear. In length it was 4
about four feet, with a round body
Sthree inches in diameter at its largest
part and tapering to a fine point. The
a body resembles gelatinous substance,
I and fell to pieces in a few hours after
Sbeing takesn from tthe water, only the
1 skeleton reznaining.--Alaska News,
Hard Road to Travel--A Funny Man
-Our Beautiful Language-No
Rusher-Civil Service
Questions, Etc.
How doth the busy farmer
Market his garden truck,
When both his mules'and wagon
Within the mud are stuck?
--L A. W. Bulletin.
"What part of speech is egg?"
"Noun, sir."
"What is its gender ?"
"Don't know till its hatched."
Hustle--"Why, man, you're behind
the age!"
Fogey-"Wcll, that has helped me
to save a good many years of my own."
She--"Mr. Pyeface is such a witty
He-"To be sure. His mounh itself
is a funny crack." -Cincinnati En
"This is a great equntry."
"Yes, with a great language. I
heard one man say to another that the
only way to make him dry up was to
soak him."--Oincinnati Enquirer.
"What in the world have you been
marrying for?" asked Callow's stern
father; "you can't support a wife."
"Nobody said I could. But I got a
wife that can support me."--)Detroit
Free Press.
Mrs. Cobwigger-"Everybody says
the charity ball was a failure."
"Mrs. Dorcas--"to it was. The
committee cut down the expenses so
that there would be som;ethin, loft for
charity. "-Judge.
Bobby- "Popper, what is a mutual
Mr. Ferry-"iHe is generally one
who makes it his bulsiness to see that
you don't miss .hearing the mean
things your friends say about you."
Cincinnati Enquirer.
"0 Jac:, dear!" sobbed Mrs. Me
Bride, as she fell on her husban's neck
on his return from the ofice.
"What is it now, love? Trouble
with the hired girl?"
"What's the matter? Has she quit,
or does She refuse to be discharged?"
Arctic Explorer-"If my lecturing
tour proves financially successful, I
shall make another attempt to find the
Pole in the spring."
Friend-"And if it doesn't ?"
Arctic Explorer-"Then I suppose
I shall have to content myself with
going in search of some other ex
asuxx .qsaor rocrr.
"Where," said theo auc'tioneer, ad
dressing an audience of possible pur
chasers, "where else on the face of the
globe will you find in one place cop. t
per, tin, iron, cotton, hemp, grain,
And a voice fromi the crowd replied: :
"In the pooket of my youngest son."
-Pearson's Weekly.
"This is pretty stout butter," de.
elarged Mr. Newly, with a frown that
was deep for a man who had been mar
ried but a month.
"Don't scold, dearie," urged his t
pretty little wife. "It'll not oocur a
again. I have bought a churn and t
orlered buttermilk to bo delivered r
regularly. Hereafter we'll have sweet, t
fresh butter."-Detroit Free Press. t
alm wnmNeI wAYs. I
"Oh, Henry," exclaimed his little
wife as she threw her arms rapturous.
ly around his neck. "I do love you
so I Don't forget to leave me $20 when I
you go in town this morning, willyou, a
dear?" z
"And this," muttered Henry, saftly r
disengaging himself from her fond a
embrace, "this is what you might eall b
being hard pressed for money."
Somerville Journal.
"Is Mrs. Johnson home?" easked a
little Flora Gingglum, at Mrs, Jack- "
don's, where her mother had selt her d
on an errand. b
"Mrs. Johnson?" said Mrs. Jackson. ti
"Why, what do you mean, child? I'm
Mrs. Jackson, but there's no Mrs. *
J<ohuson here." e
"Well, I suppose you're the lady,"
said little Flcra, "but papa says we
muen't say Jack. We must always say
He went slowly and with great de- f
liberation into the drug store, and his ca
eyes wandered around the room as if w
in search of something, while thoe clerk tl
waited behind the counter for him to ci
make known his wiehes. 1
"I was looking for your dioloma," H
he said at length. S"ome druggists
display the sheepskin they receive on
graduiting from the College of Phar
macy. You are a graduate, I sap. b,
"Yes, sir." [
"You are duly lioensed to dispense pi
medicines and compound prescrip. al
tionse?" TI
"Oh yes, air'., .
"I ask because one '°
particular when makin lp
a drug dtore. The newsp ~T a
frequently of grievous mistak
by careless dispensers of
.course if you had ever put a,
in a prescription instead of.
you would not admit it, I
"I1' have never made that `
"I have heard of some verb ~
results following the careleesm
tion of poisons for some
drug similar in appearanoe. For
reason I always make it a or
satisfy myself upon the qual
of the man who serves me whqep0
occasion to make a purchase iOR
where 'I am not acquainted wi
"You need have no fear here,
said the clerk. "None but exper
pharmacists are employed he:~e
can I do for you?"
"I think I can trust you. y
give me a two-cent postage stamp
H arper's Bazar.o W
Bout With a Broncho.
A professional broncho rider
to town last week. He registor
the livery stable as Texas Slii
gave it out that he was broke
would ride anything in the barni'f
dollar. Then a red-eyed bronoh""l
led out and shown to Slim. gee;
told that it was partincular buh
riding that horse, and that very
people got back the same day
were thrown off. But this didalt
Slim, of Texas, who jumped onq b
back, with nothing but the rope;
of a halter to hold on to as dowi:n`
street the two went. The 4.
INorthern passenger train slid by
coal shed and cut them off from ero
ing the railroad track, and here
broncho commenced to perform.
humped himself like a bicycle rid4
and thenstraightened out ilke a mto
Jim was still there.
Then the broncho jumped intot
sir about ten feet, turned before=
came down, and stru~!c the road saic'
than a crowbar.
Hero James got off. He didn'ti':
tend to, but the part of the brone
he was holding on to seemed tol
him, and he went under. :
The broncho then commenced t'
on top, but he didn't stay there 14
Slim got up and was on his bronoha
ship again so quick that the horse
so surprised it almost made him'ei
Then he tried to run away frombi
trouble, but after a five-mile .cit
came back to the stable so quiet:
four children could ride him at old
and Jim took his dollar and be
some internal improvements with r
-Bozeman (Mltontana) Chronicl<'r':. `
New Bed for a River.
There is immediate danger elEi
repetition of the heartrending er
field Mine disaster, in which t
seven men lost their lives at the--e'
lock mine. The mine extends uin
the Hemlock River with a shasft`
either side. Water from the ri
working through the sandstone. ii
the mine, and the dan'er will
be remedied at once or the val
property aba'ndoned. It is nd'
posed not to attempt to dfi
channel of the river as was doi et
Mansfield mine rseently, bui t.1o
the Hemlock River from its native
and let it run through an imme
wooden sluiceway. This sluice~ i a
extend over the ground under iwhb
the mine tunnel runs, and will'h " or
relieve the river bed of its water ip
the mine of any danger from the ri d
A dam will be built some distancea i"
the river, and this will enable thew s
to go on this winter and also chain 41h
water so that it can be run into )
artificial channel next spring. -
The sluiceway will be 1500 feet 0lo
and will rest on two immense sae
whose foundations will be in thei
of the river. The arches will be w
:ipart at the base, and will not tin
en the mine tunnel in the least.' A! If
the sluice is built the dam will
opened, and the water will be run ia
t1he new elevated bed. Work in '
mine tunnel under the river will '
tinue, and it is expected that
miners will gradually pick their
toward the old river bed, and intil
the bed will cave in and a rich fin
ore is then expeeted.-Detroit.: lF
lachlelorrs 'anis-lhol a 'Desertr ,
The Old Bachelors' Olub, of Elwo
Ind.,was out in:force on a recent uig
and the latest member of that orge
zation to desert its ranks forthe
riage, state was punished by the be
as is their custom when a mem
breaks the rules. :'
Walter Ieoord, a young busi
man, was the victim, and the f"
started at noon, when he arrived'
the city with his bride. He was
at the tirain by a delegation of his for
mer fellow members, who formall
double line from the train to the A
between which he and his bride wal
to the cab.
At night they dressed up in (
clothes and got a hbay wagon and,
crockery crate and drove out to
home of the victim, who was econfl
in the crate and brought to the t
which haij been arranged for his bi
fit. A jury was impaneled and
victim was granted a lawyer to I
after his interests. When the t
nesses were all examined the j
found him guilty of breaking the
cred rules of the order, and
was at once taken to the crate
then followed a procesion around
city. Then he was taken home'
locked in his room.-Chscago T
A Norel Luxary .
Thd extreme of luxury has per
been reached by the'Sultun of MorV
co. He has a narrow-gauge rail
running through all the rooms of
palace, and travela about on a so~it
sleigh propelled by a little O
The ,'ine" ends at his bedrom. ,
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