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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AT I3T. FRANCISVILLE, LOUISIANA. Exphrt.r Nau::en, whl w.s rec'sutly nI a l ,,il'te.l profe,-.°,,r ,. zool.b y .. t Cliris~iatia, i; ',1ctiL. fiils for , a i. out hi' nieit l:u, which is Wi to c:' la s;'uc.t si'. Lc:'s .,!s n11 the p'lan ,u Ti' the "1':u:. x :1 lt tr o l. r1'ift t aiard T the: ith P,'lte!" :.i iellt Foints. An Fr( It was nlillni t a recec:t I AO.i- n in"g of t'; C- !i;.r i:[ 'ta' b.;:ardl of If cqu(lii'.a :ion tihait tle was a chil If district in Ki,'. a (:'i:Itv in which ith, Yo MIisso.uri Paciiic paid =1 i) in taxe':. A The only famuily in the district live:d in An a dugout, and they hal only one W child. They kept the school in the dugout and drew the i8'!0. TO __ _ A! T1 It is s.-idl that a you:ng womnan once If asked Chief Joseph if hlie ha ever scallped any one. When the question was translated to him Joseph lolke:l at the fair questioner iutcit!y, then walked around beli:nd her and viewed the knot of hair ouly half hidlden by her bo:nnet. "Tel! he,'," he said to the interct r, "that I hvie nuthing in my c,,lectiou as tine as t'at." According t) t thS Now Orleans Pic aynue, hard Itines lhave set nea:ly everybody trying t.) go.t federal ap Spoinitmnents, and senators ant lrepre- 0 sentatives friendly to the administra tion have not as yet been able to catch up with their correspondents. Clerks 'J in the postoffice department at Wash- s ington have to write more than 100,- v 000 letters to amnbitions people to notify them that their applications a have been received. c Farms laid out for republics, upon ,which to make model citizens of idle boys, are being rapidly popularized, says the Boston Globe. When cities like 3 New York turn 50,000 boys into the a streets for want of school accommoda- ¶ tions, something must be done to off set the danger of rearing a horde of I idlers and criminals. The farm re- a public makes a good citizen to order by making him self-sustaining and I even self-governing under proper limi tations. The Novoe Yrenmya says that the Russian census gives a popuation for 1 the empire of one hundred and twenty seven millions, exclusive of the Grand duchy of Finland,which takes its own census. Some other figures have still to be added from the uttermost parts of Siberia, as well as the nomad tribes of the Steppes and the mountaineers of the Caucasus, where an exceptional snowfall delayed the work till the spring. The full total is e.:pected not to be under a hundred and thirty millions. Statistics show that the medical profession is moire prone to suicide than ally ,,the'. During the last three years the numbnler of suicides occurring among physicians has been respec tively 45, 40 and 47 per annui, an average of nearly one to 2000; or, as the death rate among physicians is about 235 to 1000, nearly one-fiftieth of all the deaths in the profession have been by suicide. It has been sug gested that an explanation of this tendency may be found in the devel opment of morbid fancies in the mind of a doctor, on account of his constant association with the sick and dying, or of an actual indifference to death, or because he has the requisite knowl edge of how to die painlessly and con veniently. A medical journal dissents from all these views, and holds that the leading factor is thile accessibility Sof the poisonous drugsr., which are al most invariably used. Says the Minneapolis Tribune: All over the world there are Audu bon societies na:mei for the great Americu ornithologist. Their object is to protect the singing birds and to protest against the wearing of their plunmage and also of herou's aigrettes on latlies' hats and bounets. The Ear! of Stanford presided at the last meet ing of the B3ritish Audubon society in Manchester, and urged the sending forth of an appeal to all women to sac rifice vanity to mercy, and set their faces against the slaughter' of the ivinged songsters for their personal adornment. The decline of the traile in stuffed birds was noted as an en couraging fact at this meeting, though J arklgahd lapwings are still being slaugiere!, and the passion for heron's aigrettes shows no abatement. The Civitas club of Brooklyn, N.Y., is now holding in the interest of the local Audubon society Rh exhibition of trimmed hats and bonnets which show exquisite taste and beauty, but whose only feather .decorations are ostrich tips. SING A SONG. wo caf If you'll sing a song as you go along, i In tiie face of the real or the fancied wrong; 511 In spite of the doubt if you'll fight it out, ca] And show a heart that is brave and stout: ] If you'll laugh at the jeers and refuse the e t:ars. You'll force the ever-reluctant cheers an That the world denies when a coward cries, te: To give to the man who bravely tries; vi And you'll vwin sucess with a little song- c If you'll sing the song as you go along! co If you'!l sing a song as you plhd along, You'll find that the busy rushiang throng Will catch the strain of the gla refrain: That the sun will fo!tow the bliiunding rain: CO That the clouds will fly from the blackened w( sky; fa That the stars will come out by and by; And you'll make new friends, till hope de seentls From wi.ere the placid rainbow bends; Coi And all hecaucse of a little song-- If you'll sing the song as you plod along! If you'll sing a song as you trudge along, of You'll see that the singing will make you w ntrong; T And the heavy load and the ragged road, And the sting and the stripe of the tortur ous goal Will soar with the note that you set afloat; : That the beam will change to a trilling m mote; That the world is bad when you are sad, ) And bright and beautiful when glad; I That all you need is a little song- d If you'll sing the song as you trudge along! -Rufus McClain Fields, in Nashville Amer ican. ci ti IALI'S PERIL. t] S /,,A'ý!'/'/'' " Ir nr- (I, UNDA-TSANG was an innkeeper. He was S sole proprietor of the Bnallawari-Dak, which p is a very big name for v a very small native ho- v - tel about sixty miles s north of. Penang, and c on the high road to the hunting a steppes of the Bakit, or hill country. Punda was a good sort of Malay,which means a bad sort of anything else. t That is, he would plunder only on the I securest principles, and never quarrel c with a bigger man or a better armed I one than himself. In this he diff'eed from other Malays, who would plunder t and knife upon no principle or provo cation whatever, if they thought there I was a ten-anna piece to.be gained thereby. i But a deeper reading of this pros- t perous Boniface of the jungles revealed I the fact that he was capable of love- i yes, even a tender, human affection; and that little Iali, his five-year-old daughter, was the object of a worship in his heart even more fervent than that which he bestowed upon the five home-made clay gods before which, in a dark corner of the Dak, he burned a vast deal of ill-smelling incense. The second year of Tsang's married life had hardly begun when his beautiful - wife was bitten by a yellow viper while gathering healing herbs down in the valley. When they found the poor 3 creature she was dying-with her new r born babe in her arms. This calamity the bereaved husband regarded as a direct visitation of the clay gods in the corner; only the day before he had a robbed a Kling hunter of his rifle, I leaving the poor fellow to make his s way unarmed down to the sea, where he ran upon a pair of half-starved ku kangs, a vicious species of Malay Y chimpanzee, in fleeing from which he I fell over a cliff and was dashed to e pieces. And Panda-Tbang always felt Sthat that yellow viper was sent direct from the land of the judging gods to Y avenge the blood of the poor Kling hunter. But there was one thing that mitigated the harshness of this ven L1 geauce-the presence of the little e child, whom he tenderly cherished, e and whom he had called Iali, which is g to say, "forgiven." One day two officers of H. M. ship " Scorpion stopped at the Dak on their n way down from a hunt in the hill s country. We were seated under the Spalms before the bungalow after tiffin, Ssmoking cheroots, while I listened to their exploits with interest. Suddenly 3e four native Malays approached, wheel . ing a live tiger in a clumsy wooden is cage, and halted before the Dak. 1- They were going to dispose of him to a naturalist down on the coast, who d had a method of killing and staffing at animals by which the marvelous lustre , of their skins was preserved. The forest king was certainly a magnificent ' specimen, and the officers evidently 1- thought so, too, as they concluded to i- buy him, perhaps to swear that they Shad captured him. They bought the animal for a good round sum, sent the natives back rejoicing, and started Y down toward the coast, while Punde 1- Tsang,- not contented with exacting fifty per cent. commission from the poor fellows for using his Dak for a 11 tiger mart, committed the meanest act of his life. He slyly sawed one of the hind bars nearly through in four t places. Then he went to work planing et to waylay the; tiger on his way back to to his haunts after he should break loose, which he knew would happen before the purchasers could get many miles s down the valley. He quietly pursued rl his planning until late that night, t- when he heard from good authority in that the tiger had broken jail, and nearly killed one of his owners. Then ig he prepared to put his plans into ac C- tion. ir Punda knew well enough that the Sinstant a tiger smells blood he will Sdrop flat, and, even if the feast is a mile away, will begin a sldw, creeping le journey toward it, wasting hours, per n- haps. When he has approached with h in twenty feet of the prize, quivering with desire and terrible with greed, he Swill leap into the air likes a cannonball or and plunge down upon his victim. t. Punda-Tsang knew all this; so he dug Sa pit down the valley, constructed a h network of brpnches over it and laid a quarter of. b~ullock upon it, Then he n waited for tih tigr to scent the blood ch and make his slow,0'rawijng journey, ut knowing that when he mlth.~ai4 re twenty feet leap he would go ~ras through the network into the pite . Then Tsang planned hat e '.-,~·":I would starve the beast, let down a doi cage baited with more fresh meat, and, libi sliding the bars from above, haul the art captured tiger out and sell him over buI again. All of this might have hap- rel pened, but events somewhat stranger gr( and more terrible for I'unda-Tsang .in- bri tarfered, doubtless as another direct visitation of the vengeance of the little th clay gods, in the bungalow corner, half ho concealed in clouds of punk smoke. th< Sa As little Iali was the innkeeper's a I coustant solace and companion, she go went with him to the pit digging, her do father explaining to. her the manner of on capturing the '"four-footed jungle god," or which facts, instead of frightening the m( child, only helped to increase the stock mc of her play gods and demons, which lif she moulded deftly from the red clay ge of the ravine. For two days nothing tit was heard of the tiger, and Puuda- to Tsang began to fear that he had gone th back to the hills by another route. sli On the afternoon of the third day I sat on the cliff's edge, watching the de g mists rise from the roaring river ex bottom, a phenomenon which al- at ways accompanies the closing g( day. Suddenly there was a grat b( shuffling of sandals about the L compound, and I knew something ex traordinary was taking place. I turned quickly; the big form of Puuda-Tsang, the inn-keeper, burst upon me sud- A denly, his flat face as pallid as a ; demon's, ferocious, but with the fero city of nameless fear. a n "Iali!" cried he hoarsely. "Have b Ls you seen Iali!" e "No!" I replied, almost in a whis h per. He did not wait, but sped to- S )r ward the so-called bullock sheds, - which were really caves cut in the s solid rock beyond the Dak. I had be d come attached to the child, whose g marvelous beauty had charmed and s F. whose weird ways mystified me. S h The coolies were flying hither and s] thither, making the air ring with their ° te loud wails. Such agitation on the part el of these vagabonds roused me to a d realization of the child's danger. ,d Suddenly I turned my eyes and i r thoughts in the direction of the ravine s o- where the tiger trap lay. I recalled ' re vividly the child's interest in the a d "jungle god" who was to be captured e in the deep pit; and knowing the lit ýs- tle creature's absolute fearlessness, a ,d thought that acting upon some child- t - ish impulse, she might have strayed n; down the narrow path to the pit. Id Meanwhile the wailing about me in- e ip creased. in I dropped over the ledge, soon re reaching the pathway by a short route. in As I penetrated the jungle, now suf a f used with mist in the ruby glow of t he the expiring day, I realized with what fe risk to myself I was entering this dan ul gerous spot, all unarmed. I was still le debating whether or not to return for a he weapon of defense, when, as I leaped 1 or over a soft spot in the red clay, I saw !w two footprints that shot terror into my ty heart; one was that of a mammoth a tiger, the other belonging to a little he child. I dropped down beside them. ad No. There was no mistaking them, so e, clear and fresh were both. Then I is crept forward, scarcely daring to re breathe, my heart beating faster and I- faster with apprehension. ay The distance to thattiger pit seemed he to be doubled, and the time that to elapsed before reaching it everlasting. t The crackling of the leaves and twigs 4 t on the moss beneath my feet added to tomy trepidations. Almost before I re ug alized it I had reached the big trap, at and then halted short, thrilled by the u- sound of something human. Looking tIe ahead through the deepening mists 'and intervening boughs I saw the lit 1s tie child figure of Isli creeping out upon the withered branches over the .i pit. For the instant I had no power eir to move, nor dared I speak, lest, over ill come with sudden fright, the frail lit he tie one, might lose her foothold. Sud 'n, denly a new horror disclosed itself. to What were those two glaring, cold, ly yet fiery points just beyond the pit, el- burning their way through the shad en uws? It was the tiger. In moments like these one's reason i ing powers become superhuman. I ing saw that in all probability, either Iali otre r I was to be sacrificed, which one he depended merely upon the caprice of the wild beast. I had heard that the tl calm, steady, fearless stare of a human to is more terrifying to wild animals than guns that kill. On the instant I re e solved to practice it; it was my only the expedient. So I stared at those two ed coldly bright' and glowing points of e- light like a madman. ng Suddenly I saw the little figure he waver on the dead branches over the Sa mouth of the pit, and then, with a act weak little cry poor Iali had lost her the foothold and slipped slowly through our the yielding boughs into the cave be ing neath. For a moment all was silent. to Then I heard her childish prattle. se, The "soft sand had broken Iali's fall ore and saved her life, while I was brought les face to face with the mostmswful .p'ob ned lem of my life. For whet seemed ht, hours I stood like a pillaj of btone, the ity perspiration pouring ddwn my neck, nd my tongue hot and parched. hen Suddenly, as I stood like one in a ac- trance, facing this growing problem, I was conscious of a stir in the reeds the and underbrush at my right hand. will Though the sound caused me to trem is a ble, I dared not take my eyes from the cing crouching monster beyond. The next er- instant a 'strange, huge shape crept ith- stealthily out of the underwood and ing advanced into the clearing toward the , he pit--a ponderous black monster. It ball was a mammoth orang-outangl tim. The tiger croucnohed lower. He dug seemed to be as nonplussed, as stunned d a by the intrusion of this huge inter a loper as I was. In motionless silence he he transferxed his burniig 'gaze to the ood mammoth monster. ey, Advancing to the very edge of the Spit, the huge ape slipped, but he re pyered. He saw that the brsnches e- wiltet a blind. Then he walked around tItdgeof the trap and knelt -s'- · down like a human being, slowly, de liberately reaching out his long, hairy arm till his "giant hand clutched that bullock bone. Then, to my intense relief, the orang slowly dragged the great mass of flesh off the network of branches upon the solid ground. Di For a moment longer the gleam of those two terrible eyes, now like peep holes into a fiery furnace, followed the unsuspecting pilferer. Then caIme a rustle, a strange shriek like thunder, he; a bound and a roar, and the "jungle Je: god" had sprung into the air and come hiu down like a flashing avalanche full up- sh on the broad body of the kneeling on orang. A single paw struck the mam- wi moth ape in the back, and with an al- we most human groan the rescuer of my he life and hers gave up the booty, to- Ti gether with his own life. Then the w1 tiger, with a final flash of eyes full in- pe to my own, snatched up the carcase of sti the bullock in his flaming jaws, and uli slid off into the thick of the jungle. ou After that, when he knew all, Pun- pl da-Tsang burned incense harder than in ever, for he avowed that the gods had an at last forgiven his former crime; and, "i generally speaking, Punda becaie a sa better sort of a Malay than before. London Mail. of hi SCALING WITHOUT A LADDER. h, hi A Pyramid of Soldiers Enables Men to gV Surmount a 31-Foot Wall. ' Corporal Leary, the limberest man n at Fort Sheridan, took the chance of u breaking his neck and tumbling the tc storming pyramids of forty-one soldiers w in a bruised heap Saturday as he a sprang upward from the shoulders of b Private Miller, caught with three a fingers of his left hand the top of the h: high wooden wall behind which lurked 1l the enemy, hung for one perilous imn- O 1 stant, and then gallantly pulled him- ti self to the top, seized his rifle, and w sprang into the midst of the foe on the e, other side of the improyised parapet in t the Coliseum gallery. The human pyramid swayed, but held its sturdy place while gallant 1 infantrymen swept up the stalwart shoulders and over the thirty-one-foot wall to Corporal Leary's support,while a platoon of twenty-five men kept the d enemy away in front of the wall. It was at this point that the regular army officers, who were watching the v fray from the Coliseum gallery, led the applause, for Corporal Leary and his comrades had broken the world's escalading record by three feet. As a partial reward for his daring feat Corporal Leary will be recommended b iy Lieu'tean Piercival G. Lowe, in t command of the camp, for promotion. I When Corporal Leary climbed to the apex of the pyramid and stood on t the shoulders of the men in the top t row, the tips of his nfingers lacked five t inches of reaching the top of the wall. a The highest wall that was ever escaladed before was twenty-eight feet, and the I ' men who climbed over that in the I ' military carnival at New York broke i the world's record then. The wall at the Coliseum was thirty-one feet high, 1 ' and it took just four minutes to scale ' it. Eighteen of the heaviest and strong est men in the regiment formed the base of the pyramid, ten mounted on their shoulders and leaned against the d wall, six stood on the shoulders of the I t ten, four on the shoulders of the six, * and three on the shoulders of the four. SCorporal Leary scrambled up this Sescalading pyramid of blue, and stood - on the shoulders of the top three, P braced against the wall. e When he stretched out his arms,and Sfound his fingers would not reach the s edge of the wall, he crouched, and t- then, as the human mountain swayed t dizzily beneath his feet, with the e mighty and yet delicate effort of the r trained athlete he sprang boldly five - inches upward at the edge of the it barrier. He tried to grasp the top of - the parapet with both hands, but only If. three fingers of his left hand went d, high enough. The pyramid under t, him was still swaying. He held to - the hazaidous edge by the three fingers for an instant, and then, witha n- heave and a twist, pulling his whole I body up, caught the wall with the li other hand. An instant after he was e ohnthe enemy's side of the barricade. of --Chicago Tribune. n Bicycles In the German Army." n The German military papers have Sjust published the report of the MIinis ter of War regarding the results of the O introduction of bicycles into the army f and the training of a bicycle corps dur .ing the year 1896, says the Philadel e phia Record. A large number of ex e perimental runs were made and the a bicycles were also employed in maneu-, cr vers to advantage. The average of gh the runs was about thirty-five miles, 8- with an average speed of nine and one t. half miles per hopr, including stops. le The greatest speed obtained was twelve all miles per hour in a run of thirty miles. ht The greatest distance covered in any b- one run was onethundred and thirty ed niiles an hour, including stops. The he soldiers attached to the bicycle service k, were given practical' training on. the wheel, but also received instruction in Sa reconnoitering, readizig of the map, L, I etc. Not long ago Lieutenant von is Puttkammer tried to dispatch a mess d. age by relay bicyclists going and com n- ing a distance'of twenty-eight miles. he He had pladed four relays of three bi xt cyclists each at p6iots sfi miles apart: pt and three dispatches were takemi each ud way,the cyclists' speed exceeding thir he teen miles per hour. It is estimated It by the Minister of War that after for ty days' training a company mounted He on bicycles should be able to coverone ed hundre' and twenty miles a. day with er- full arnus aind equipment. The present. Ice weight of-the military bicycle, which he is of the folding type, is thirty-two pounds, but thd new type, of which a he large number has been ordered,' will re- weigh six pounds'less. The principal bes economy willbe found in the abandon ed ment of chaii gearing. and the substi elt tution f a cog-wheel diiving gear. , --N - RAISE SS ST AKiTO SELL,. nb THE QUEER OCCUPATION OF A NEW JERSEY FISHERMAN. Disposes of Steaks in the New York IMar ket and There Are People Who Pro nounce Them Good Eating-How He go( Discovered This Fact-A Shark Pond. RCT Wilson Fastnet, who lives on the .r beach at Seaside Park, over in New ho Jersey, summer and winter, and makes his living in fishing. knows more about sp sharks than any other dweller along th( our coast, and during his of-days, inE when fish are not plentiful or the weather is too inclement for sailing, If he supends his time in "sharking." This does not mean, in his vernacular, to what the ordinary reader might sus- bh pect; it has nothing to do with Wall street "sharking," or killing sharks mC upon the high seas by means of varin- r ous lines, hooks and harpoons. It im- ac plies a peaceful vocation that is unique on in this country of strange employments and trades. To understand the 10 "sharking" of Mr. Fastnet it is neces- 1) sary to go back a little in history. About five years ago, while fishing a off the coast, Mr.' Fastnet caught a huge shark on his line. Thinking he er had a gamey fish of unusual size on er his hook, he began to play with him, of giving the creature more line as it so swam from him and hauling it gently to in as it approached nearer. In this ar 'way he induced the shark gradually bl to swim toward the shore, where there st was a possible chance to hook it with M a gaff. The shark, blinded probably , by the pain of the hook in his stom- w, ach, permitted the fisherman to get re him across the sandy bar, where at , low water a small inland pond formed. tb Once inside the pond the shark was at o0 the mercy of its captor. As the tide tb went down the shark was soon strand- m ed in the shallow water. d( Mr. Fastnet then, with the help of di others, -succeeded in getting a rope around the monster's body. They dragged him up on the beach, and by means of several other ropes they ft made a regular harness for the shark. 4, Then he was turned loose and allowed tl to swim about in the deep water off it the shore. For several daya the shark t, was kept a prisoner, and at regular in- h tervals he was hauled up for exhibi- c, tion. Many people went down to see ti the huge monster, and Mr. Fastnet t] charged ten cents a head from the s spectators. Finally it occurred to the fisherman v that it would pay to make the shark a o prisoner in some inland pond of water i; where he could be unharnessed. On t the Barnegat Bay side of the beach p there was a small cove, which was pro- v tected by the beach on three sides. A e strong dam was built across the neck f of this cove and the shark was trans- f ported across the beach by a team of t horses and dumped into the water. In c this prison the old shark thrived I mightily and seemed gradually to lose s his ferocious temper. It took all the' small and useless fish from Mr. Fast- i net's net to keep the creature from starving. It was while watching the growth of i this captive shark that the fisherman 3 conceived the idea of raising other sharks in his artifidial pond. Now I sharks' eggs are easily found along the ' Jersey coast.' They are contained in I s capsules or horny mitter resembling 1 seaweed. They are popularly known Sas "mermaids' purses," and the shells are gathered by visitors to the seashore Sfor ornamental purposes. Generally a they are enipty of all eggs, but in the I breeding season one can easily pick up I these shells'full of eggs. e Mr. Fastnet collected a humber of e these eggs cases and threw them into e the pond which he had formed, and in e a few months he was agreeably sur f prised to find young sharks swimming y around. The old shark in his greedi t ness devoured,these little creatures r about as fast as they were hatched. o Then a portion of the pond was shut e off from the rest and new eggs were a placed in the water. Here the young e sharks could live and develop without e danger from the old one. When they s became half grown they were turned , loose in the main pond. Immediately there was a combat of extraordinary ferocity. The old shark pounced upon the youngsters and commenced to de Srour them as fast as he could. s- For a time the young ones fought io back and tried to defend themselves, Ly but they would have been destroyed r- had not Mr. Fastnet come to their res 1- cue. He managed to land a harpoon x. in the fleshy body of the old shark and ie nettled his fate in a few minutes. He a-, thought it better to destroy the big of monster than to lose all of his young s, sharks. When he was hauled up on e- the beach and bled, his body was out s. up and while the fat was boiled down ye for its oil, the meat was cut up into s. teaks for. eating. These proved so my juicy and sweet that the fisherman sent ty some to his friends. A New Yorker we who tasted of them thought they were ce too good to escape more general riotice, he and he sent some to his friends in the in city.. Everyone declarsed that they p, were more than palatable; that they wn were unusually delicious. Is- This was the beginning of the de n- mand for shark steaks. Mr. Fastnet ,s. received steady orders for shark's ii- steaks until he nearly cut up .all his rt young sharks to supply the demand. eh Then he decided to raise sharks to sell, Ir- He increased the sizeof hispond, gath ed ered more eggs and began to breed the r- savage cfeature for commercial pur Bd poses. He now kills about twenty ne sharks every summer for the market. th Shark's steaks are quite the thins for nt. a'big dinner. Mr. Fastnet raises a ch good proportion of the sharks that are wO sent to market. He kills them when Ia they,are pbout three feet long. At this rill age tiheir meat is very tender and juicy. pal In order to keep up the supply he is n- kept busy breeding new flocks every sti- sumlier, and even then he cannot meet th deand-.-Phiadelphisa Times.a, A REMARKj What a hog' ItootljDid Rev. Eli Owen, of country, is the posses which has afforded him aand a great deal of n good many years ago a bOl across a part of Mr. Owen dropped in a hole not f it rose. One year lr. hog inclosure on the s spring ran into the eartk a lot of hogs. Gradually their rootings, filled up ing through which thei spring sank into the first thing Mr. Owen pond was forming. As the spring had no esca backed up, and then.ba` more. Higher and high; rose, from a quarter of. an acre, then an. acre, acres, till the alarmed o" ously perturbed as tow pond owned him or h pond, or whether he vas= be the owner of a fa water; Finally Mr. O a pipe in the pond and water;, saved himself from croachments, and now he erly cultivated, one ofth of fishing territory in tle some places the waters' to fifteen feet deep,'w are still submerged. black-perch and otheir stock the pond. A alk Mr. Owen set out a which the fish had.greA which a large majority returns were broken: _ weighing is high as thirty 'ponds were h one or two icaptured. this body of water i markable, as showings do when it turns itself dead earnest.-Glasgow A New Baitfto One observant 9 found out that mice n do not invade the the same time. Thy the bugs. In a cons; two evils it is rather housekeeper's point; o choose. This same li the New York Eve that the ordinary rk6u spring traps, baited soft, like a piece, of: will cling to the'hook of the wily little.crea is the best means <e them. With this me L practiced also ther which is to have every" every dust, of sugar, of farinaceous substance, fact, that could aff f tunity for osatisfying carefully away. from.th I by which theylfindi 3 shelves should befillt 9 gum camphor. With - perseverance, that;i' 1 success, this, pest, : nfestea houses,can rk Light Fro r A scientist has dim. may be procured fr succeeded in takin graphs by the light only. The sugar w a direct sunlight, fot then placed in a dark e ately on being plaed the sunlight stokred i e glow, faintly at first, b after a few mii twenty minutes,d , photographs'were i Sgan to die away, n out. Thephotogr light are quite dist clear as an ordiari . scientist who ma&( Sclares that, by ex L to strong sunligtd t enough light cod h Sit to illumine :a n g sameperid .: d Fish Commissi of Connecticut, hai o giving some trikii culture. In F . nine miles from thie neoticut, the Fish o placedexperimei shad fry. o shadeiid • river for years, but fq 1893, more than 10 - year the fish have b n ous there and in the than for any one of e fore, and the best fi Shas bee- done in the SCommissioner Bill say n size of the shad has increased by stripping n shad to obtain spa 3o Post. it Electric BoadS la .r In mileage of elec ie nany is foremost in e, 259 miles. France me Great Britain and :re y Austria-Hungary, 44 y land, 29 miles; Italy, via, Russia, Belgium a e- from' 6.21 miles to 18. et the ll' lines of ele, 's IEurope, 91 art worke is head trolley line sys d. underground ,yste . 11, of accumulators. F : Le P Pitc i Headlong by ir- Ernest Gadboise, a ty plpyed on his father t. Salem turnpike, in or struck by lightning a while 4riving home.' re him from. tle wagon eI 'andl r~idred him uncO mis horse was knocked y. wagon overturned. is unconscions heis unabl rybut he was helped into. let dwelling. Neither h wa .penrmanently injU'