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There are only about a dozen occu pants of the county jail at present les3 than half the number conOned there a month or two ago. "We hsd a splendid hunt,' said Sheriff Smith to the Gossiper. " We were down on the narrow gauge, and game wa3 comparatively plenty, and our party was reasonably successful." "Dad Smith," at the court house diecou its the best of duck hunters. Every few days he ascends to the top of the court house and hands in eome birds that bad come in contact with the electric wires. "John Henry Summers is making a splendid effort at reformation," in cidentally rem irked a gentleman to day. "He is given every possible encouragement, and every one hopes he will remain faithful to the last" Col. Geo. W. Deatherjge, of Car rollton, is in the city, attending the Masonic lodge of instruction. During the administration of Mr. Cleveland, Col. Deatherage was a po3toffice in spector and made an active and vigi lant official. He is a fine gentleman and very deservedly popular. "Quii's are rather scarce," sadly remarked a veteran hunter to the Gossiper yesterday. "Only a few year3 ago I could go out, and in three hours time could capture several dozen but now every one is a prize that has to be worked for. In fact, game of all kinds is becoming more scarce with each year." "The livery business is not as good a3 in days of yore," said a liveryman yesterday," and it is especially slim during the winter months. It seems that people don't ride as much as for merly and to some extent the intro duction of street cars interfere with the trade. If there is any big money in the business, Sedalia liverymen haven't discovered the fuel." "It is a good sign," said Recorder Pilkington to the Gossiper, "to note the number of mortgages which are being satisfied. Scarcely a day passes without something being done in this line, and one day last week all claims against some half d'jzm places were paid off! The new mortgages are few in compirisou with the rcieises. It shows a healthy condition of affairs, and that the people of .Pettis county are getting out of debt rapidly." "It-may be a fact that Washing ton's body-servant is dead," said a gentleman yesterday to the Gossiper, "but there is to-day an old lady liv ing in Sedalia. and in very goo I cir cumstances, who at one time was em ployed at the "Hermitage," when it was the home of Andrew Jackson. She was quite young at the time and was employed there with a widowed mother. However, she remembers the old general quite well, and fre quently speaks of occurrences that were impressed n her mind at the time.' President Frank Meyer, of the Commercial club thinks the River im provement convention which meets in Kansas Ciy, December, loih and 10th, will be largely attended. The St. Louis Republic aho says of it : "The conventi. u in its results, if a proper degree of interest is manifest ed, will exert a larger degree of in fluence upon the traffic and co'mmerce of the west and northwest than any held in recent years. The object of convention, ns declared in the resolu tions of the Kansas City Commercial cub, will be to formulate a policy respecting the improvement of the Missouri river from Montana to the Gulf and to provide for its execution." An Ohio street merchant will have half a don Thanksgiving turkeys to buy all ou account of a bet with one of his employes, that he lost. Still it is nothing compared with the c:st of an expensive law suit over the possession of a turkey which has just been concluded in a neighboring town. Two brothers named Zachary quar reled over the ownership of the bird. One forcibly seized it, the other re plevied, and the circuit court was ap caled to, involving 8200 lawyers fees and the expenses of fortj- wit nesses. The jury was out thirty-six hours and then awarded the coveted prize to George, the de fendant. It is a fair presumption that these two brothers will not sit down to the same Thanksgiving table. "Since assuming my present du ties," said Judge Philips of the United States court, "the most annoying and disagreeable feature of the office ha3 been to dispose of cases from Camden county, wherein parties are charged with cutting timber off government land. Men charged with such offenses are invariably poor and frequently have large families to support, so tint there is no chance to recover the worth of the timber. According to their stories, no one is guilty, and yet the timber disappears. If the court should cease to exercise any jurisdic-j THE SKDAJL1A WEEKLY" tion over this timber I believe that in a year there would not be a two-year old tree left standing in Camden county on government land. There is another feature of this matter that annears striking. There are always well-defiued doubts in the minds of those arrested for infractions of the timber law as to the locatiou of government lines. Invariably they make a mistake and get over on gov ernment land and whack down a big lot of timber and sell it before the mistake is discovered.' 1 met James H. Orr, of Fankford, Pike county, Mo., this morning in the rotunda at" Sicher's. Mr. Orr is vice president and general counsel of the St. Louis and Hannibal railroad an attorney of much prominence. "I am from Joe Bowers' town," said Mr. Orr. "Joe was born and lived in those good old times when whisky was sold at two-bits a gallon and moonshine was unknown, "he continued." He was a veritable chtracter in his day, and, although only known in history, his mem ry will live for all time. He went to California in '-J9 and all Alissourians on the slope were supposed to be from Pike county. The rhvmes that were written ab-jut Joe Bowers emenated from California, among which was "My name, it Is Joe Bowers, I had a brother Ike, I'm all the way from 'Souri And all th way from Pike." "Men" Mayhall, one of the oldest publishers in Missouri, the editor of the New London Record, is in the city, crossing his legs under the ta bles at b'icher & Conrad's. He and bis partner, Dodge, started the Record in 1805. when it was hard business to publish a democratic pa per in this state. Persistency, enter prise, honesty of purpose and tirelers industry, brought the hero of this through the woods and now he owns one of the most lucrative pieces of country newspaper property in the commonwealth. "Men" is here at tending the Masonic school of in struction aud is an apt scholar. His record as a Mason, citiz.m and editor 13 bright and as the time approaches for the final dissolution, it is to be hoped he may be gathered to hi fa thers with the many honors of a use ful and well spent life. Hon. J. B. Thomas, of Albany, Gentry county, and familiarly known to his friends as "J03I1" Thomas, was met in the Sicher corridors by the Gossiper this morning. He is one of the mo3t active democratic pcliticiaus in Northwest Missouri, and for many years has been on the Democra'ic State Executive committee from the Third congressional district. He was also a delegate from that district to the Chicago National onvention that nominated Mr. Cleveland for the presidency. A striking adjunct to the pleasing phyrical appearance of Mr. Th'.'mas is a heavy, ilowing beaid which when unloosened reaches al most to his toes. There is probably nothing like it in the west. Except on rare occasions he has it concealed bineotb his waistcoat. However, one day in Chicago, he flung it to the breeze, and lx-u Butler, John Kelly, the Tammany chitf, and other former attractions who were stiiiding around became simply side shows. Chicago had never before seen anything like it. Mr. Thomas is a familiar figure at all distiict and state democratic conventions, and is popul-tr net on.'y at home but throughout the state. I met tins morning an old Sedalian in the person of Chas. 'S. Glaspell, Eq., of Trenton, Mo. He is here attending a Masonic school of instruc tion, called by most worshipful grand master of the state, 13. II. Ingrain. Charlie G!aspcll is a railroad con ductor and ran the first train for the M., K. & T. into Sedalia. "The M., K. &T.,"' said Mr. Glas pell to the Gossiper, had a short road out of Junction City iu 1S70, cal'ed the Uuiou Pacific Suuthern branch, and I was sent with a train toSed dia iu the spring of tir.it year. Old Gil. Preston was engineer of engine Xo. 14, ana he pulled us here. Thi traiu consisted of three fl.tt cars, one box car and locomotive, and we came over the Fansas Pacific and Pacific railroad (of Missouri,) as the Mis souri Pacific was known by that name at that time. They bad just com menced to lay track ou the M., K. fc T. south and there was not enough iron laid to hold the train, bence we borrowed sidetrack of the Pacific until there was enough track laid the next day to bold the train." "That night I stopped at the Ives bouse, kept by James O. Ives. It was a great place a perfect throns; of people was there as also there was at the Mirvin House which was located close by. Ira Hinsdale kept the Marvin' and from this home the four horse stages for Springfield and Car tbage, also for Ft. Smith and the In dian territory started." jcseany twenty two years ago, said Charley and he had' a far away ! m uu uijgui, uBi& cje, wji uim- med by age, "ah how the town has grown to be a city and our dark h.iir has grown gray "and steps unsteady em! the pleasures of youth arc not the thing1 we cling to with a close w braci when ge hus crept upon ii-.' Mr. Gas; ell is :" a pientjer conduc or on th : Chicago, K ck Island and Pacific railroMi, between Kansas City aud D.iveup rt, I wa. He will be in Sedaiia uutil Friday next. A PURE BAKING POWDER. A baking powder that cm be de pended up in t be free from lime and alum is a desideratum in these daysol adulterated food. S j far as can be judged from the official reports, the "Royal" seems to be the only one yet found by chemical analysis to be en tirely without one or the other of these substances, and absolutely pure. This, it is shown, results from the ex clusive use by its manufacturers of cream of tartar specially refined and pr-prtd by patent process which to tally remove the tartrtte of lime and o'lier impurities. The cost of this chemically pure cream of tartar is much greater than any other, aud it is usul iu no baking powder except the "Royal,' the manufacturers of which control the patents under which it is refined. Dr. Edward G. Love, formerly an alytical cheinirt for the U. S. govern ruent, who made the analysis for the New York Slate Bo.ird of Heilth in their investigation of powders, and whose intimate knowledge of the in gredients of all those sold in this mar ket enables him to speak authoritive ly, siys of the purity, wh deso i.emss and superior qii'Iity of the "Royal." "I find the Royal Baking Powder is composed of pure a.id wholtsoiue ingrt di nts. It is a cream of tartar baking powder, and doe- not contain either alum or ph sp lates, or other injurious tub-tauce." Piof. L ive'd tests, and recent oiii cinl tests by borli the United Stit and Onadian government--1, show the Royal Baking IWder to be superior to all others in strength and leivening power. It is not on'y the most econo mical in use, but makes the purest, fines flavored and most wholesome food. STOLE THE CONTRIBUTION. Sensation In the Washington Ar;nue Church In Kansas City. Kan. Kansvi Citv, Kan.. Nov. 125. Until last Sunday the church officials of the Wash ington Avenue Methodist church "wero much mystified by constant shortages in the collections. Last Sunday night the contribution box was closely watched after the usual collection and a young girl, a member of tho rlock, was seen to tako an envelope from the box Just as tho con gregation was being dismissed. Tho girl occupied a front seat. When tho audience arose sho did likewise and when it started to leave tho houso she stopped near tho pulpit and, pretending to smooth the folds of her cloak, quicklv nicked un ah envelope from the co'ntributidn box. Sunday morning an cnvelopo containing $3 was abstracted. There was no clue. In vain the deacons bad closely watched tho plate for many weeks. But in the evening the girl was discovered. She was soon 1 closeted with the deacons to whom she con-1 fesscd aud pleaded for forgiveness. The girl's name and the amount of her ecula- j tions are withheld by the church officers. ' She was given a severe reprimand, and on ' 1 her promises never to steal again tho - 1 church officials agreed not to prosecute. STARVATION IN MEXICO. ritifal Reports of Su(Tt.-rlnjr Among tlio Laboring IVopIe No .Mil ;lveiu Dckaxoo, Mcx., Nov. 25. The total failure of the corn and bean crops in this 1 state, owing to the drouth, is causing in- j tense suffering among the poor. The price of corn has risen to an extravagant figure. I The laboring clement of Durango has neither work nor food. It it most piti ful to see whole families covered only with a few rags and half dead with hunrcr draireln!r themselves Into tho mountains, where they hope to! prolong their lives by feeding on tun is, ' the fruit ofthc cactus. The bettor class j who arc so fortunate as to have food arc compelled to guanl the supply closely to prevent the famished people from robbing ' them of it. I Only thesevcre measures of tho govern-! ment soldiers keep the people in Mibjec- j tion. Tiic rich, the state and the church arc quito indifferent. Great Carbon Work in Aolu o. Fuemont, O., Nov. 23. The works of tho Thomson-Houston carbon company , were totally destroyed by lire last night. The watchman entered the plain room with alantcrn and an explosion atoncc occurred starting the names. The factor? was the largest of its kind in tho United States. I nd the insuranco is The loss is $idJ.0K) and r-20.C0). The flames communicated to tho McLean Splint works, tho buildings of which is owned by General R, A. Alger of Detroit, and they wero also destroyed at a loss of fW.OOX Ieople' Party Conferrer. TorEk, Kan., Nov. 23 Part of tho People's party stato central committco was in session here for a short time yes terdav afternoon. Members who can bo induced to talk at all say thev are here for ! Ihe purposo of mapping oat a cam paizn ,or next year. My custom always is to clean np at the end of every season and in compliance thereof will offer what gooJs I now have on hands at greatly reduced prices for cash. Call and see ms at 206 West Main Sr 9ih, 1S91. Il-17w3t w i, imams. BAZOO. DECEMBER 1, 1891. NARROWING DOWN. THE SPEAKERSHIP CONTEST CROWING QUITE LIVELY. BYNUM WITHDRAWS IN DI3PAIR. Fhc Indiana Camlld ite Decides That lie Ila No Chance to Wlu and Steps Ont In Favor or Mr. Miles Mr. Crlip jgj Claims to Have Almost a Ma jority Already EUlinites IJcld to lie Too High. Washington, Nov. 25. Congressman Gynum of Indiana cams out in a card last ivening withdrawing from tho speakership Mutest. It was suppisc 1 at tirst that this was a movo to run Mr. Holman as it was uiown that Messrs. Bynum and Mills aad recently conferred with a view to Doth withdrawing and running tho "ob tion," but nothing camo of it. Tiiis .heory was also overturned when Mr. Bynum camo out for Mr. Mills. It was found, however, that only threo of tho Indiana men fell in behind Mr. Bynum and die renewed boom for Mr. Mills camo to a aalf. It will undoubtedly bo Crisp, Mills or Me.Millin, with Springer possible. Messrs. Crisp aud McMillin have opened (heir headquarters at tho Metropolitan. Mr. Mills who has been up to the Willard right along, yesterday opened headquar ters at tho Metropolitan also. Mr. Springer will run his boom about twenty rods away, it the National. Mr. McMillin looks and feels mora con fident than Mr. Milts. Ho figures on a iure deadlock between the other two and ixpects to go botween. Ho and his friends, lowevcr, offer no figures but make gener ous and general claims of an independent sort. Mr. Crisp claims the following votes and jo ono arises to contradict him: Six in Alabama, ono in Arkansas, 2 in California, I in Florida, U in Georgia, 5 in Ken tucky, two in Louisiana, G in Maryland, i in Massachusetts, 3 in Michigan, 1 in Minnesota. 6 in Mississippi, 2 in New Hampshire. 2 In New Jersey, 17 in Now York, 0 in North Carolina, 10 in Ohio, 5 in Pennsylvania, 7 in South Carolina, 9 in Virginia, and 3 in West Virginia. This ox :ludcs all second choioo possibilities, and sokes Mr. Crisp's claim 114. Mr. Mills' strength by outsiders and op ponents is now pat at forty votes, while :hc opinion of newspaper men with but 5nc or two exceptions, is that Mr. Crisp aas now tho nomination in tho hallow of Qis hand. Tho members here, however. ire very restless and profess independ ence. A change may occur any minute, a few good promises inado in the right placo for the right places would brine- aoout a .ot of changes. A good fat bet was made to-day that Mr. Crisp would have a majority over Mr. Mills in tho Missouri delegation In tho 3 vent of Hatch's withdrawal at any stags 3f the contest. The opponents of Mr. Crisp allow him 3 n Kentucky, 1 in Louisiana, 4 in Mary and. 3 in Massachusetts, 2 in Michigan, 4 ji Mississippi, 2 in New Jersey, 7 in New i'ork, furnished by an inside Tammany nan, who is, however, for Mills; 3 in Dhio, ft in Virginia and 2 in West Virginia, rhey claim Crisp's estimate of his own strength Is between thirty and forty votes OO high. THE BARNABY TRIAL. Judge Itislnr ltefut.-- n Contlnuanco A.Ucd l"ur. Denver, CoL.Nov. 23 - Dr. T. Thatcher Graves, thedefendant In the famous Rarn aby poisoning case. Hied an application Saturday night for a continuance of tho case for ninety days on the ground that ho Is unacquainted with several of the wit nesses to be introduced by tho prosecu tion. Tho trial is set for to-day. The mo tion for a continuance was argued yester 3ay amid disorder and excitement. Tho lawyers lost control of themselves, and the argument became heated and even personal at times. Dr. Graves' counsel mado a strong argument for continuance. Judge Rising denied the petition of the de fense for a continuance of ninety days. Hie work of selecting a jury in this now famous case will begin to-morrow. I'auslit School IVithotit n "License. CoLfMnrs, Ind.. Nov. 23. There was a icnsatiou in educational circles created acre last night when It was learned that .wo of tho teachers iu the public schools in this city wero teaching with jut a license, as the law requires. The .cachcr-4 have been engaged In the schools sere for some time, one having feiught twenty terms. The exposure places tho chool trustees ia bad shapo before the )ublic. A remov .i of these teachers will jc publicly demanded. Not SutMii-tl With (Inc. MiNNEmiLis, Minn, j.'ov. 23. A move Hunt Is on foot here to capture the nation il Democratic convention also. An effort will be made to combine the Northwest in favor of the scheme The Democrats say hat the selection of Minneapolis for the Republican convention makes it necessary that the Democratic convention should ilso be held here. IIradtrcet' Sued for Libel. New OiiLEANii, La., Nov. 23. In the :ivil district court yesterday John G. Urant, a local furniture dealer, entered suit against the IJradstrcet's company, proprietors of tho IJradstreet's Mercan ;ile Agency, for f."B, '00, for using and pub lishing a libelous, slanderous, false, mal icious and defamatory statement concern ing him. IVhcat Mill Leaving ltula. St. PcTEitncRn, Nov. 2 .There are at present twenty-four grain ships in Odessa toading with wheat whose cargoes aro not ,-et completed. The authorities have given permission for tho ships to continue their lading until their cargoes arc completed, lespite tho fact the ukase prohibiting the ixport of wheat from Russia has gone Into iffect. . ' THE CALL IS ISSUED. Format Notice of tho Convention to Be Hrld In Sllnnonpolls. Washington. Nov. 23. Tho call has been formally issued by the National Rc publican coram. ueo for the Republican convention at Minneapolis on June 7. An imiortant step taken ny tho com mittee during the forenoon sossion was the reference to tho executive committco with full power to act on all matters connected with the preparations for the next convention. Tne exe- active direction of the matter itself and aro range for the hall, printing of tickets, ap- pointment of tho sergeant at arms and deputies, ushers, and door keepers. It will also tako charge of a stenographic report of the proceeding. ,.u A conference xvas held immediately with some of the citizen's committee of Minne- apo!is,aud directions were given by the executive committee for the preparation as nnn a nnsihl nf n diairrani of tho con- vention hall, showing the number and lo- cation of seats and all other necessary .).-,!l. rhonnnn. C XTootre f PnliT-uiln J was elected by the executive committee as Hydrochloric sergeant at arms of the next national con- jjj vention. Mettalio "acid I In tho afternoon the national committee and magnet discussed routine business, tho only fea- ! ic oxide turc of public interest being the conflict j The actual effect of fo upon human between two elements of the Republican life is uncertain. It has been noticed, party in Utah. There followed a succinct ( however, that fogs in cold weather are) statement from each member of tho com- accompanied by arise in the death mittee of the condition of the party in tho , rat(J Th5s b(J due chie2 & various states, and its needs and pros-t i.iI peets. Members of the executive commit- ' co but H must be remembered that tco of the National Republican lcaguo cold is intensified by fo-. which ob- were admitted to tho hall to give aid in structs tho rays of the sua. There it the party council. no doubt of the injurious effects upon I Ex-Governor Pinchback of Louisiana vegetation, which is affected, even at varied tho sameness of the addresses some-1 adistancc, of thirty or forty miles from what by indulging in a fierce attack upon London. It is the sulphur, probably, the white Republicans of the South whom that ,joos the misehiof. Tncre sceDW hehe d to be rapoasiHe for the lack : of tQ bc nQ f Joubt tl t th virility of the party in that sec- ; , , , .,, . , , . tion and whom ho charged 'r of fogs will increase in London In I with suppressing the negro vote for exact proportion to the growth of thp fear of race issues. He held that the pu- ! city, unless some means arc discovered silanamous policy had resulted in untold " In getting rid of the smoke, which party losses and maintained that a few comes, it must be added, from the do vigorous contests and manifestations of mestic hearths, not from the factorie their rightful power by the Southern nc- jjow th-ls prohlem will be solved, il grteswouldhaveavholcsomerK)micalof-cvcri n0 on(J CJm nQW telL Tw(J mocracy. Republican Lrncue Workers Confer. Washington, Nov. 23. The sub-cxecu-tlvc committee of tho national Republican league met last evening to fix the time and placo for the next national Republican league convention but no conclusion wa3 reached and the matter was referred to a special committee, consisting of President Clarkson, L. P. Allen of Michigan, w. W. iracy 01 mmuu, uuib auu Riley of Kentucky. WillsamH Chamber - lain of California, M. C. George of Oregon, George Christ of Arizona, Ledru Guthrio of Oklahoma and D. M. Angel of Texas were appointed to take charge of league work in their respective statos and terri tories. The committee readopted the cano flag as the emblem for the uscof Rcpub- lican clubs in marching. The cane was marching. originally adopted several years ago. New York's Legislature Democratic. New Yohk, Nov. 23. An Albany dis - patch to the World contains tho following: I '"The senate will stand Democrats 1C, Ro- publicans 13, Independent 1. The casting 1 . vote of the lieutenant governor will give the, organization of tho senate to the Demo- 'crats. This calculMion leaves to the sen- ate itself tho ascertainment and decision ' , in the case of Peck of Syracuse, who Is ' alleged to bc a citizen of Canada. Tho as- I LI..I. . 1 . . T t-r r . I scmoiy is cxpecicu lucuuiuiu u ui-mucrau and Cl Republicans. AEE YOUR CHILDREN SUBJECT TO CKOUP. As a preventive and cure for croup, Chamberleih a Cuigh Kemedy bus no rival. It is, in fact, the only remedy that tvn hlways be depended upon and tiu.t is pleasant and safe to take. There is not the least danger in uiving it to children, as it contain1? no 1 r 1. . t 1 -n nijuriuus suijfiuiicu. ror faie at cents per bottle by Aug. T. Fleisch mann, druggist. Another Kniman Kalnmaker. Atciiuon, Kaa.Nov. 23. Reuben Jarvis, t professor In the public schools of Smith I -enter, Kan., claims to have discovered j ihemicals with which ho can proJucc rain. tna oners to enter into contracts with tho !arraers of Kansas for their water supply text year at prices far below those of Mr. Melbourne. ' Merit Wilis. We desire to say to our citizens, that for years we have" been selling Dr. King New Discovery for Consumption, Dr. King's New l.fle Pill. IJiicKlen".- Arnica Salve and Electric Hitters, and have never handled remedies that sell as well, or that have given such universal sati-. faction. We do not hesitate to guarantee them every time, and we stand ready to refund the purchase price, if satkiaeinry result do not follow their use. These remedies have wou their popularity purely on their.incrits. Mertz ic Hale, Druggists. No nocse is ; d news said the coudemntd criminal when he learned of his reprieve. Ehnira Gazette. Tcnirernnce ladies should remem ber that bad coffee sometimes fur nishes grounds for driukicg. Colum bus Tost. THE WORLD IS: EETTEK f OR IT The world is better btciuse of such a remedy as I!aliatd Snow Liniment, be cause this article relieves it of much pain and nii-ery, and we are thus enabled to enjoy its brighter tide. It positively cures all forms of rheumatism, neuralgia, head ache, fick headache, lame back, all sores and wounds, cuts, tprains, bruises, stifl joint?, contracted muscles, po!on, erup tions, corns, weak back, and all pain and all ilII matian on man or beaft. Its the best because its the most penetrating. Re ware of all white liniments which mar bo palmed oil ou you for IJiIUrd's Snow Liniment. There is none like il. Sjhl by Wm. Bard. LONDON FOG9. . Number Constantly Increasing Of WbSjfc I They Are Compoieil. An Important paper on London fog was read at the hygienic congress by Dr. llur-sell. who has made it the sub ject of special study. He says, first of all. that tho number of fogs is con stantly increasing; in the metropolis From 16 lO to l&7o there were 93 of them; from 1S73 to lcWO. 15(1. This is tho direct result of tho increased consumption of coal which amounted to (5. 400. COO tons in IS'JO. as against 4. 40 J. 000 tons in 1SS3. Dr. Russell claims to have proved that inereasod srnoke makes foss more fre pient as ' well as thicker, by addin-to impurl- u , j y , ,(, ,. 1,,, ,.. , " , : ,,, P:iaMy likely to occur in still, cold weather. 1 he composition of London fojr IS as follows: ' Carbon Hydro-Carbons OrgUUlC tHlCCS Ammonia Li Mineral mat ter, chiefly silica aud ferric oxide. 31.3 Water. 5.8 100.6 2.0 4.U 1.4 2.6 plans aro suggested one. tho use Qi improved grates, the other, the sub stitution of gas for coal fires. Chica go Times. . Little Curious Thills- The greatest depth in the western Mediterranean Sea. 10.000 feet, is bo- . 1 : . f 1 . i 1 ' , tween Sicily. Sardinia and Africa. ' Recent sounding In the eastern basin h voided a maximum donth of 13.- . s.r-., ... ,,..,... Candia. Dr. Pincl of Paris has found that hypnotic patients obey the phonograph as readily as they do a living speaker, lie. thcrefora discards the whoi J theory of animal magnetism, a Swiss encineor bnekm A Swiss engineer, backed by the Sxviss government, is just now serious- y contemplating tho construction of , an underground railway up Mount Jungfrau to its summit. It will b completed early in 1895, if everythlor g6CU." t' b . ii"T- , . ,, , . ? 1 p 1 V c! liberia. Palestine, ft Pcc 682 feet b$ow the level of tho Mediterranean Sea. A curious white frog has been on . . t J T . csmuuion in Lonuoo. 11 is il mu- grown specimen of a pure whlto color, its ruby eyes fringed with, a golden hue. strangelv contrasting with its pink iris and milky cuticle. William lines died and was burica at Corunna, Ind.. in 188$. At th time of his death Mr. Imes weighed 180 pounds. In May of last year, when tho remains wero disinterred, they wero found to be petrified, to look liko marble and to weigh exactly 405 pounds. St Louis Republic Not Literature. Farmer Ellsworth lives in th suburbs of a little Massachusetts town and is a man of considerable; cono queuce among his friends and neigh bors. Duriug the long winter even ings he and Aunt Huldah, his wife, read much, and his comments on tU literature ol the day. though not ofta grammatically expressed, often dis play discrimination. Not long ago he took a book of short sketches of country life from tne town library, and when ho brought it back he had to pay .1 small fine, hav ing kept it several days over the tim allowed. "I'm willin an' giad to pay it, too." he said, as ho laid down his i"' f coppers. You cni'v"'"' 't then?'' asked tho librarian. 'Enjoyed it? I should think w did!" s-aitl Farmer Ellsworth. 'My wife, 'specially, has read every one of them stories twice over. I!ut I'm bound to say," ho continued, that it ajp't exactly what JL should call wr'itin." Why. it's jest like folks." Youth'jp Companion. , A Stupid Tlaid. "1 Miss Clara Jlorrors! What in th world are you doing? JJaid Pilln' up these books, ma'm. Miss Clara On, jou stupid. stupl4 thiqg! You are not tit to be in a rv f pcctable family. Those are my nov els. Maid Ycs'm. Miss Clara Oh. how could youP You're enough to drive any ono wild. Don't you know thatsoino of them I'v reagi and some of them I haven't? Maid Yes, ma'am. Miss Clara And hero you've mi,a them all up, so I can never scparat them. New York Weekly. The parting words of your'barber are ceneially : "Which aideplease V Y'.inkers Statesman.