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II)- IMIIIVNK A WAl.l.Klt. OREGON, MO 'iiiiti'.i: wmii::v. Three women went falling out Into tlic street, To the brown-stone front where the rod ling hung, Thev Jostled the crowd nil day on their feet, While "going ami going and gone" was sung. For women must go where bargains ore had, And buy old trash, If ever so hud, And husband? must never he groaning. Three husbands, all hungry, went homeward to dine, But w hen they nrrhed there was nothing (o cat. Three women, nil crazy, and feeling so fine, Were gabbllngof bargans along on the street ; For women must talk of bargains they buy; And homes must suffer, and babies must cry, And husbands must ever be groaning. Three women were showing thclrhusbaiul'wlth glee Their bargains nt prices that never were lcat; Turcc husbands, nit starving and mad ns could l-o, Were toslng (he bargains out Into the street ; For men don't know when bargains nrc cheap, And women, jxior creatures, do nothing but weep, And husband must ever be groaning. The Social Traits of a Lazy People. The cauu that lies deep down tinder nil the inNery nnd demoralization of "Voiizuoln, tho rottenness out of which springs the foul fungus of Iter govern ment, is the Ineffable and unconquerable laziness of iter people. They aro too lazy to work to better thelrsoelal condi tion; too lazy to think what are the im pulse:) that arc pushing their country to ruin; too lazy to light to relievo them selves of an incubus like the adminis tration of Guzman Blanco. Of course there are exceptions to tho rule a very few of the highest class, who, having enjoyed the advantages of education nnd travel abroad, are capable of think ing and willing to work, and a good many of tho lowest class, miserably poor devils, who havu to work very hard to get along. But tho vast majority, Including all tho middle class, aro no more firmly grounded in any nrticlo of their pious faith than in that which brands labor as the original curse. A foreign gentleman of my acquiant nncc, residing in Puerto Cabcllo, started out one day for a long walk to visit n friend in tho country. When ho was about midway of his journey a violent rain storm overtook him, and before ho could reach any place of shelter he was thoroughly drenched. The first roof ho could get to was a mlserablo adobe hov el. An old crono sat mumbling over tho smoking embers of a small lire on tho open hearth by tho door. Her hus band and one daughter were present. Tho son, tho prido of tho family, was nwny. Tho placo was almost entirely destitute of furniture They could only give n rickety stool to their visitor to sit upon, and it required somo study nnd observation to find a placo for it .where one of tho many rivulets front tho broken roof would not pour down tho back of his neck. But, poor as tliey were, they greeted him hospitably, did their best tho mako him comfortable, nnd tho old woman, taking as a text their Inability to give him any better seal; than tho stool, entertained him by protracted remarks upon their poverty. Long and steadily tho rain poured down in torrents, after tho fashion it has in this country when It once gets started. All tho rich land in sight from the hovel, tho old woman said, belonged to them, but what good was it? They could not eat it; It only yielded them tho bananas that grow on their own ac cord, down by tho beautiful little river, n short distanco from tho door. Finally, thinking that ho might give them a valuable suggestion for tho Improvement of their condition, tiio visitor said: 'Why do you not clear oft' that broad strip of rich land this sldo of tho river nnd plant it in vegetables for tho Puerto .Cnbell,o market? You could always gut, ft good price for anything you would Talso. That soil would yield immensely, tho river is handy enough to Irrigate in n dry season, and" "Aha! That's tho song you sing, is it?' exclaimed tho old woman, her eyes flaming with wrath. "You aro one of theso foreigners who corno hero and want to set us to work. You want us to bo your slaves." "Not nt all, my good woman. I was only trying to point out to you a means for comfortable and happy independence." "ics, ny worm worm xou want us to be slaves and work. Work if you liko; it is good enough for tho like of you. Why didn't you stay in your own country and work? What business have you got hero anyway? I am sorry I let you como in my house out of tho rain. Get out! Go about your business! Find somebody elso to bo your slaves! You won't find any hero, for wo aro Ven ezuelans, free as tho air." Tho rain was yet pouring down as heavily as over, but ho was glad to start out in It once more to escape tho virago's tongue, and ns ho trudged homeward ho resolved never to wound tho sensibilities of an other noblo Venezuelan, "freo as tho air," by proposing tho degradation of work. "Just think of it!" exclaimed Jones; "Plngrey's new block Is ono thousand meters long." "Is that so?" askod Fogg, adding, "By tho way, Jones, how long Is a meter?" "Blamed If I know," Bald Jones, "but judging from tho dls tanco my gas motor covers every month it must bo Immense." Kidney-Wort l a remedy which removes foul humors from the blood, and creates healthy ac tion lu every organ. Torpid kidneys and liver lead to grave), illutictcs, constipation, piles and rheumatism. KlUney-Wort In the surest and tafest remedy to use. Jlocky Mountain News. Pineanple Jam t'unl, grato and wo'gh tho apple, Put pound to pound of pinettpplo and sugar. Boll it In a p rcsoiving kottlo thirty or forty minutes. WEEKLY BKVIKW. pjcm'rul TN'cWM Nummary. Tho citizens of Qulney, 111., are be coming considerably interested In the proposed establishment of a natch factory there. Smith Bros.' planing mill nnd sash factory, at Sheboygan, Mich., wlthscvcral other buildings, burned June Hth. Loss, 00,900 Insured. John Griscom, tho Chicago faster, nt the end of eighteen days, had lost 25 pounds, weighing at the end of that time ITi 1-t pounds. At tho launching of the steamer City of Home at Harrow, Knglaml, June Hth, three persons were killed and ten Injured by the ex plosion of n boiler. From n clrculnr Issued by tho Com missioner of Agriculture It appears that all crops lu Kentucky, with the except Ion of hemp, will fall considerably liclow the average. There wero killing frosts u few night ago In the northern portions of New Hampshire nnd Vermont, nnd It Is feared tho apple crops lias been entirely ruined, nnd that corn, pota toes, etc., will have to be replanted. The village of Ludlngton, on Lake Michigan, was visited by a destructive confla gration on the night of .Time 11th, which nearly destroyed the entire business portion of the place. The loss Is f.'OO.oOO; Insurance nlwut $95,000. On the nfternoon of June Mth, a man jumped from the tower of the waterworks In Chicago. The fall forced bis head Into the ground nearly n foot, and his neck wns broken. The height of the tower from which he jumped Is 150 feet. He was n German 25 years old, nnd had been nn oillecr In the German army. He came to this country two years ago. Crime Father Maloney, the exposed miracle worker at Erie, l'a., who was arrested on n charge of obtaining money under fulse pretense, has liecn discharged. It was shown that he had lieen paid money to effect miraculous cures, but but could not be held liecaii'e, although he took the money, he did not solicit It. Clyde Erekino, son of a well known and wealthy citizen of St. Louis, has ln-en ar rested on a charge sworn out by the President of the Union Depot Street Hallway, charging cmbyzllng $13,400 from that company lu 1879, when he was Secretary of It, and of stealing IS5 from the Mound City Hallway Company which has its business office, In the same building as the Union Depot Company. On the night of June 13th, between 12 and one o'clock, 25 armed men twjk posses sion of the Jail nt Dover, Ark., and hung Col. Emory, a murderer whose death sentence the Govenor a few weeks since commuted to to 21 years Imprisonment hi the penltcntlry. Emory resisted and wus he wns dead when hung. This last was the shot In the head, and It Is supposed third attempt to lynch him. Emory was found guilty of the murder of his w ife and sentenced to hang, hut the Governor commuted his sentence as alwvc stated. rVuVN from Abroad. ENGLAND. Forster denied in the House of Com mons having expressed regret that the troops and police had not llred on the people during the New l'alaee riots, and produced his In structions, showing that ho had ordered the avoidance of extreme measures except when necessary to enforce the law. The House went Into committee on the land bill. Amend ments Ailing whole pages have been aimed against It. The Discovery of Silk. Hatter's Gazette. Thu dibeovcry of silk is attributed to ono of tho wives of the Emperor of China, Hoang-ti, who reigned about 2,000 years before tho Christian era; sinco that timo a special spot has been nllottod in tho gardens of tho Chinoso Royal Palace to tho cultivation of the mulberry tree called in Chinese the "golden tree" and to tho keeping of silkworms. Tho first silk dress in his tory was made, not for a sovereign nor for n pretty woman, but for the mon crst in human shape, Heliogabalus. Persian monks, who came to Constanti nople, revealed to the Emperor Justln iau the secret of the production of silk, and gave him somo silkworms. From Grcceo tho art passed into Italy at tho end of tho thirteenth century. When tho Popes left Romo to settle at Avinton, Franco, they introduced Into that coun try the secret which had been kept by the ltullalis; and Louis XI. established Tours a manufactory of silk fabrics. Francis I. founded the Lyons silk works, which to this day have kept tho first ranks. Henry II. of Franco wore tho lirst pair of silk hoso over made, at the wedding of his sister. Tho word "sat in," which in tho original was applied to all silk stuffs in general, has Blnco tho larst century been used to designate only tissues which present a lustrcd surface. The discovery of thlspartlcularbrilllant stufT was accidental. Oetavlo Mai, a silk weaver, finding business very dull, and not knowing what to invent to give a new impulse to the trade, was ono day pacing to and fro before his loom. Every time ho passed tho machine, with no definite object in view, ho pull eu mini uireum iroin tho wray and put tlient to his mouth, which soon nftor lie spat out. Later on ho found tho bull of silk on tiio lloor of Ids workshop, and nun iiuiiiuiuu uy mo iiriiunut appear aiico of thu threads. Ho repeated th oxporimont, nnd by using certain mu cilaginous preparations succeeded In giving satin to tho world. now tun you liko EuropoP" "It's too splendid for anything!" was tho re ply. "And wero you sick?" "Yes, awfully sick." "And was your hus band good to you?" "Oh, ho was too good for anything. Just as soon as ho found out I was sick, ho went and drank salt water so as to bo sea-sick in unison with mo, and I'm not his second wife, cither. lrJiMliu UIIIn. TtirKrain. "Kluven years our daughter suffered on a bed of misery under the care of several of tho beet fund some of the worst) physicians, who gave her disease various names but no relief, and now she Is restored to us lu gixxl health by as simple u remedy ns Hop Hitlers, that wo hud poohed at for two year, before using It. Wo i-vrncstly hope and pray that no one elso will let he r sick suffer us wu did, on account of prejudice ogalnst so good a medicine as Hon Hitters." The Parent? ' THE STORM IN IOWA. Reports from Various Points. I ohm ul' l.ll'c and Property Wind ami Hall. by The terrible storms of wind, rain and 'hall which visited many localities in tho West on Saturday, June 11th and 12th, did their full work of destruction In Iowa. Wc give a sum mary of rciwrls from different points, as they come ui us iiy tcicram aim mrougii correspon dents. In Dcs Moines several houses were struck by lightning on Sunday, Including the Baptist Church on the West Bide. The Ilaptlst College building was also struck, and the chim ney taken smoothly from the building, the brick being scattered In all directions. Several residences In and about Dcs Moines were struck but fortunately there was no loss of life. In several townships In I'olk county, especially Caiun. Four Mile and Uloomfleld. there wns great distinction of property and some loss of inc. ai win urovc, in Jiioomiiciil township, everything was demolished In the track of the siorm on puiuniay. i no eycione was a itinncl shaicd affair, and seemed composed of heavy black clouds which Kept tin a continual revolv ing and grinding together. A peculiarity of the cyclone was that It drew everything within Its course and then carried It along to destruc tion. All the trees and litter left bore evidence of having iK'cn sucked In toward tho center from the outside. The first known of the storm so far, was when It struck Mr. Met trill's or chard, taking It with It In Its mad course, leav ing only n w reck of limbs ltchlnd. The tornado next struck Mr. Campflehrs new residence and literally blew It to plifcs nnd slightly Injured his wife. This Is the second house that Mr. Cnmplleld has lost, the former ono burned to the ground some time since. 1 lie house dc stroyed Saturday wns consequently n new one. The large barn of Mr. Hayes w as the next to go, nnd wns completely curried nwny, leaving the horses standing unhurt on the lloor. A tenement houc nlniiit n liumlrcd yards In the Held from the barn was also blown to shatters. The orchard on Mr. Hayes' farm was taken out lijMlie roots, mui even tlie grass torn out and carried oft. A heavy wagon was picked up and blown nway, the bed lehig found in one place and the wheels lu another, some distance away. The ground In the train of the destructive de mon now iooks ns inoiigu n migiity ikmki iiihi passed over It. leaving only here nnd there nn apple tree, a limb, or n tuft'of grass. The totul los to Mr. Hayes will aggregate iibout $4,000. In Camp township tho cyclone came with special fury. A little liny of Mr. Walters came mulling lu and called bis father's attention to the black smoke, which he supposed to lio the result of a tire. Mr. Walters went out doors and saw the fury coming. The storm npiearcd to be like a larte funnel nnd seemed to whirl round nnd round from right to left nnd travel ing with great velocity. The first thing he saw after looking at the storm for a moment was Lcbon Stewart's house and stable flying in a thousand pieces in the air; then It rushed on alxiut a quarter of a mile and lifted the roof oil the barn of llrlce Stewart, car ried It -100 yards In the air, and scattered the shingles like feathers lu the nlr, at the same time demolishing the frame nnd body of the barn, and killing a line horse. When Mr. Stewart went out to the barn nfter the storm he found the mate of the dead horse standing trembling with fright, with his fore feet uimiii his dead companion. The storm by this time had reached Mr. Walter's farm and twisted oft n large hickory tree standing hi Its course, nnd cnrrled It Into the nlr nnd dropped It down, leaving It In splinters. When Mr. wulters saw mc ireo go, no uecanie alarmed, and told his stepson, who stood beside him, that he was afraid the storm would ruin every thing they hud. At this stage Mrs. Wulters called to them to come In, and Just as he started, which he did Immediately, he looked over bis shoulder and saw his barn fly to pieces, before be could reach the door. Just be fore doling the door after lilm Mr. Walters took another glance and saw bis smoke house fly In the nlr. After closing the basement door all the family had gone into the base ment ccllar-kltchcn, three sides of which w'crc completely surrounded by earth an aw ful crash was heard, and the whole house went oil over their heads. Mr. Walters' little babe was in his wife's arms, and something wrench ed It from her and hurled It across the ccllar kltchcn, where It fell on some brick and the teakettle, and knocked thu wife senseless. Mr. Walters' three little girls and a son were standing at their mother's feet when found, the little boy being badly bruised on the head with a brick, and sustained a severe cut on tho forehead. One of the three girls escaped without Injury, but the other two were severely cut and bruised about the head, one of them having n cut from the temple clear down over the cycj.whleh had to lie sew ed up. Mr. Wal ters wus not hurt much, the storm In some way throwing the safe against him, conlliiiug lilm closely In n corner. The whole affair occurred lu less than half a minute. As soon as he could Mr. Walters pushed the safe off and stepped out and gazed on a perfect Held of wreck with, as he puts It, "nothing to pre vent his looking all over the world," and the rain coming down hi torrents. Mr. Walters then gathered up his dead babe and the Injured little ones and with the help of his stepson, got his wife up and put them nil in n corner of the cellar, and with n door that had fal len In on them nnd u carpet and quilt that had also blown In, undertook to make a shelter over them to keep out the heaviest of the rain. The rain continued for half an hour nt a fear ful rate, but at that time eased up a little and the homeless family climbed out of the cellar and repaired to a nclghlwir's, Mr. l'eter Mc Nevyns, who, although his barn, cribs and outhouses generally were torn away, was for tunate in escaping with his house. Mr. Wal ters had turned his mules out lu the pasture Immediately after quilting work, so that they escaped Injury when the barn went down. The family were Just ready for supper when the storm cume up, the table all set, etc. Mr. Walters says the only thing he has since been auie to nuu oi ms supper or tunic, was a small pepper box, which he found In Mr. Me Ncvvu s tfeld some forty yards awnv. Mr, Ncvyu's tfeld some forty yards away. Mr, Wnfters ufter looklnir over the premises nftei Wnfters ufter looking over the premises after the storm found that everything he hnd In the w orld wus destroyed, except his mules, a wagon without u box, und 1.40 the money he hud In ms pociici. At Norwalk. Linn townshln. Wurreu countv. the fctorui commencing Saturday evening nt (i o'clock', wns the worst In the history of the neighborhood. Mr. Hurkbead's splendid resi dence near Linn Grove was completely demolish ed. His barn also was utterly torn to pieces. The family all escaped. The liouseotMr. .John Keller was considerably wrecked but not torn down. Just licfore the storm came up Mr. Keller's little girl went out in tlie Held alter the cows, and Mr. Keller seeing the approaching storm ran nut after her. Just as ho reached ber the storm broke upon them und snatched the little girl from her feet und drew her up In the air whlrllnc her round like a snlnnlnir ton. The father reached for her Just In time to catch noiu oi tier I eel aim pun uer down in ms arms. He then laid down on the earth and held fast to a post till the storm had gone by. i no widow isurKiicau u utile lurliier norm cast, lost her barn. Mr. Lamb, of the same nclghliorhood, also had his barn completely destroyed. The storm In lt progress came next upon the barn of Mr. Lockrlilgc, which it unroofed. lien tiio runnel lurv crossed rortii river, it was seen to draw water from the etrcani over a hundred feet Into the air, and also tore up tho piatiKS in too oriugn ai inni point. neu u got as far us Sulyver's coal sliaft It tore the cuiiqKiuv s scuics out oi mc grotiim. Thu storm of Sunday bciran about 2 o'clock at Xorwulk, both hall uud rulu coining dow n at a fearful rate, tearing up fences, orchards and out-houses. The fruit trees uud crops uro nil ruined hi that locality. Thero is not a hill of corn to Ik) seen for miles. Tho fruit trees that are not torn down and torn out of thu ground are so beaten hv the hail that the bark all ncals off at a touch. Mr. AdauiStiffncr had U0 acres of Una corn, knee high, which ho had plowed inrco nines, which uic storm removed so sue. ccssfully thut there Is not a hill to be seen In tlie whole Held. In Elkhart township, I'olk county, damages micurB ui iiavu iieen principally uy uau. 11. u Iscmlncer lost 74 window lights In two houses Jocoh livers lost n711cl lost 65 lights. The latter thinks tho damage In Elkhart will reach (40,000 at least. Not a house escaped damage to windows, while the roofs of many are split and torn into kindling strips. The fruit fa bodlv damaged, especially small fruit, not a sign of a garden being left in tho vicinity. The prospect seems now there will bo no return from the grain planted, us tt Is all pounded Into the ground. Where tho trees In orchards elsewhere were not leveled to the ground, they were llttcrally skinned of their hark and not a leaf left. II, E. Martin, of Grant township, Polk county reports tnui no ami u, w. rrcntice saw mo cy clone which did so much damaco Saturday when It formed. It anneared to bo a fuiiiie shaped cloud, rather small at llrst, Increasing In size as ft passed nearly In an easterly direction as long as visible from their position. It struck tho ground llrst Just about on the line of (Irunt nnd Four Mllo townslilns. It struck nnd demolished tlie house of Doug las domison, Killing one. child; also iicmoiisneti uimj 4.1IIIIU n iiiMirtj. liiu muni) mi irvujnuK, The next bulldlnirlu Its truck hefne John Ciew'i hum, which wns torn to pieces. It next struck Oliver I'.rlckson's house, completely demolish' lug It, killing Mr. Erlckson and seriously Injur lug two oi ins cuuurcn. A hall and wind storm' passed tliroucb Grant. Thompson, and Ucavcr townships, Guthrie county, Sunday, making fcarful'liavoc In its course. Isanc Wllllntns' house, three miles north of Casey, was torn from Its foundation and scattered In fragments for n halt mllo around. It wns n flue residence, Just completed, last summer. Tlie furniture was entirely de stroyed. Great damage was done to crops and outbuildings'. Orchards nnd groves nrc entirely stripped of their foliage. linger Williams, who hadojicncdn new farm this spring In Grant township, Is left without anything but the bare land; his new house, nnd other outbuildings rc an swcpi away, f.vcn his money, Wlilcn was lu the house, Is gone with the rest. No lives rciortcd lost as yet. Alex. Stone's house Was torn from Its foundation. John 1. Main's bam, said to be the largest bam In the State, was torn from Its foundation. ThO Same Stnrv nt t1pfmrflnn rvimM fmm nil points throughout the range of thl scries of riuuun, unci a numocr oi lamiucs arc rcKrtcd homeless. Herman Itathbum nnu a Air. strnw were killed by light nine in Aiiuuuon conntv on the open prairie on Saturday. Two lives were lost in Allen township, I'olk county, Mr. Erlckson wns killed, and bis wife It is thought will not recov er, mcimnyoi .Mr. waiters, as ahovc stated, was killed. A telegram from Council IllulTs savs i A ter rific hail and wind storm visited l'ortloiwof western Iowa on Sunday afternoon, doing Kivui uiuiinp ui propeny oi every num. yicclal dispatches io the Nonpareil from Avoea, Shelby nnd other points along the Chicago, Hock Island it l'aclflc railroad state that the storm was ono of the most severe of the kind that ever visited inosc sections, and tlint windows wrro broken by the thousand mnc, while light articles out side were broken to pieces. Hall stones ns large ns walnuts were picked up nt various puirv. TllC lfawkcvu's stvwlnl frnm llmim Tmfi says there wus n violent storm nt that placo Sunday evening. It tore off half the roof of roiougii's tirlck store ami blew down Small's two-story frame, and also a 1mm belonging to Mr. Ise, two and u half tulles north of the sta tion, fhc storm was severe, nnd probably other 1 A inoiu ur less uijurcu. The : above account of tho great storm made up chiefly from special telegrams to the State lu-Kioivr, in uune mil, win niiorii only nn nn-iK-rfcct Idea of the extent and dcstructlvcucss, caused by the blowing dow n of buildings, trees, fences, nnd crops, nnd the killing of stock nnd jxiultry. It was certainly the most wide-spread disaster of the kind that has ever visited the State, and the wonder Is that greater loss Is not reported. I'lirf lior ICiiriiKM ol'llui .'.vi-Ioii. From Northwest Missouri nnd Kansas we have further particulars of the great storm of Sunday, June 12. -In Northwest Missouri those known to be killed outright are 11. C. Nelson, O. E. Mnynartl, Miss Mnynanl, Mrs. G. Itolierts and child, and n man whose name Is unknown. The Injured arc Miss A. (ice, who will die; Miss Maynard, severely; Win. Miller, danger ously ; Robert Miller, seriously bruised; Israel Wood, wife and children; Frank llurkc nnd n company of fourteen persons In all, injured and bruised; John Cott and family, since died: JJui. Kicks, severely; Mrs. Hicks, fatally; Mrs. Illchurds, right nrm nnd ribs broken. The houses blow n away belonged to James Boylcs near King Springs, Win. K I rood near the snme plncc, Mrs. J. lionhani, Job Pierce, L. G. pangerllcld. Isaiah lloyles, Geo. l'urvlance, Israel ood, L. O. Garrett, It. C. Nelson, John Cott, crank llurkc, Illonmer Dimgnn, Dr. Dun gan, Leonard Mecks, Mrs. Mclntyre, William lionhani, Mrs. Dcvlns, Geo. Roberts, Randolph Newman, likes Mecks, Thos. llaltlniorc, and M. Hartwcll, of South llerlln; l'hil. Asnian's iieiir the same plncc, also the two Thomases, II. Y. Wolf and scores of others. The destruction took place at or near King City and Flag Springs. Later In the evening another cvclone passed north of Savannah, Andrew county, northeast Into Nodaway countv. From Infor mation received It apjiears ihat the clouds formed In n Held near Lnesy chapel about 8 miles northwest of Savannah and moved southeast, tcarimr timber, trees and fnwi. until it t,i. n large brick house of Nathaniel Kellogg, situa ted anout, six miles north of town, which it tore to pieces. Mr. Kellogg and family wero absent from home nt the time, amino doubt cscaiicd being Injured. Two horses belonging to Mr. Kcllopg In a Held near the house were found lu a Held u quarter of a mile away, and It In sui posed they were carrlod there by the cyclone. The cloud then passed east, and at this time was about n hundred and sixty vurds wide. The next building In its way was he residence of Mr. Holt, situated near Tall bridge. It struck tlie comer of the iiousc, moving It off Its foundation and damaging It oinsldcrably. W. 8 Wright hnd fifty liogsiclll. cd. John Parks' house further on wns blow n away and Mrs. Purktsvscverely' Injured. Hcl man's house was earriW away and the Ilaptlst church near by wus torn to pieces. Mrs. Laugh lln's house further on was blown to pieces and furniture, clothing and everj thing contained in the house was carried uwnv, feather beds torn io pieces nnu icntliers Btrewu nil through the timber: stoves und nil kinds of linnsi.lii,i ,-,,1., were cnrrled through the nlr, nnd the owners have not yet found any of them. Lin Itolierts' house and E. A. Phillips' near Flshfiml. were destroyed. From tliern iim storm passed on to Flag Springs and King Cltv, where the cyclone was aliout one-fourt mile wine anil very violent, t uny two-thirds of tho houses were blow n down, which were unoccu pied, the families liclng away from home, cither at church or visiting, othcrw Ise the loss of life would have been frightful. The cyclone In Kansas wns more serious than ut llrst reputed. It formed near Olivet, und then passed northwest Into Franklin county. In its course It killed six person. John ltwmw.rm, John Huper, a man named lirown, two colored cuuuren unu a person whose name has not yet been learned. Tho position of tho Princess of Wales is too exalted a ono to permit of much social enjoyment, yet has not the splen did potentialities of reigning royalty. Tho Princess, too is peculiarly un ostentatious, and evidently linu the magntliccnt loneliness of her position an acta! trail. To bo young and beautiful anil Idolized, and yet to bo shut out from most forms of social amusement, can bo by no means delightful. Yet thero nro of course, very few houses, even among those of tliu highest, nobil- llty, to which tho Princess of Wales can go as an Invited guest. Anil when sho docs go, an awful state hedges her around. She is passionately fond of dancing, yet no gentleman can ask her to dance. She it is who .signals out tho personago whom sho desires as a part ner, and when she stands out to dance, all other dancers, must sit down. After circling around tho room somo half a doz times she pauses and sits down to rest and thon thu remainder of tho wnlt.ers may take a turn, but as soon a sho stands up again they must stop. This solitary Grand Lama kind of perfor mance cannot lie very ninusitur to this kindly, gentle, aimalilo lady. Sii uis, am told, n most accomplished dancer, despite her slight lameness. Hut, of nil tho recreations of her lifo, she most on joys driving in tho park. In her little vitorlti willi hur dame do compagnio fesldo her, she Is free to enjoy tho testimonials of affection nnd enthusiasm that meet her everywhere, anil no ono that notes tho gracious smllo and bow wherowlth sho returns every salutation can doubt her delight at her own popularity. A gentleman, calllug upon a farmer observed: "Mr. Jones, your olook is not quite rigid, is It?" "Well, you see, sir," said Mr. Jones, "nobody don't understand much about that clock but me. When tho hands of that clock stand at twelve, then it strikes two, ami then I knows it's twenty minutes to seven." "What is tho meaning of tho word tan tiilizlngr" asked tho teacher. "Pleaso, marm," spoko up llttlo Johnny Hoi oomb, "it means it circus proeosslon passing tho school-houso, nnd tho schol lars not allowed to look out." a i'aiii.i:. Somo cnwlng Crows, a hooting Owl, A Hawk, a Canary, an old Marsh-Fowl, Ono day all met together, To hold a caucus and settle the fate Of a certain bird, without a mate, A bird of another feather. "My friends," said the Owl, with a look most wise, "Tho Eagle Is soaring too near the skies, In a way that Is qulto Improper, Tct the world Is praising her so I'm told, And I think her actions have grown so hold Tliit some of us ought to stop her." "I have heard It said," quoth Hawk with sigh, "That young lambs died at the glance of her eye, And I wholly scom and dlsplsc her. Tills, and more, I nm told they sty And I think that the only proper way Is never to recognize her." "I nm quite convinced," said Crow with n caw, "inat the Jyigle minds no moral law She's a most unruly creature." "She's an ugly thing," piped Canary-BIrd; Some call her handsome It's so absurb 8hc hasn't a decent feature. Then the old Marsh-Hen went hopping about, Sho said she was sure she hadn't a doubt Of tho truth of each bird's story; And she thought It a duly to stop her flight, To pull her down from her lofty bight, And take the gilt from her glory. Hut lol from a peak on the mountain grand That looks out over the smiling laud And over the mighty ocean, The Eagle Is spreading her splendid wings She rises, rises, uud upward swings w itu a slow majestic motion. Up lu the blue of God's own skies, w nn n cry or rapture nway she flics, Close to the Great Eternal: She sweeps the world with her piercing sight uer soui is iiucti with the Infinite, And the Joy of things supernal. Thus rlso forever the chosen of God, The gcnlus-crowncd or the power-shod, liver the dust-world sailing: And back, like splinters blown by the winds, Must fall the missiles of silly minds, useless and unavailing. Last Dying Words. London Globe. "Help me!" nro melancholy words, uttered by the man whoso will a mo ment beforo was paramount In the largest empire on earth, and to whom more than cighty-llvo millions of fel low ereaturcs wero in subjection. Ye these were, we nro told, the last words of tho late emperor, after tho fatal bomb had done tho work destined for it, on the banks of Catherino canal. What words wero last spoken by men who died in tho Held, or on tho scaf fold, or in bed, have been sufficiently noted by history. Many such wc doubt less owo to tlie zeal of friends anxious for tho final utterance to bo in accord witli the character of tlie deceased. Even when, however, tho words nro beyond question authentic, they must not bo estimated at too high a rate. Tlie Sir Thomas Moor or tho Madame Roland who perished on the scaft'old; tho Miribeau or tho Goethe who dies In his bell; even tho Sir Philip Sydney or tho Sir Thomas Picton who is killed in battle, meets fate with somo degree of preparedness. Although nobodv - a r ms served apprenticeship to dyinr, those named cannot bo said to havo reached their end unexpectedly. In tho caso of thoso to whom death comes In tho shnpo of an assassin, there Is, on tho contrary, nn element of surpriso which gives to the last words, often uttered in a stupefied and unconscious state, peculiar interest. Tho cry for help of tho dead emper or was a cry natural and not surprising. It proved kindred between nn autocrat ami tho humblest peasant in Russia. Thero have however, been men in an cient and modern times whoso last words in similar circumstances havo shown the character of tho sneaker with as much distinctness us any of tho acts of their lives. That Brutus was among tho conspirators against his lifo was tho cardinal consideration with Cicsar when n senate drew their dag: gcrs against him. It is said that, after Iifutus hud stubbed htm lu tho neck, this greatest of tho ancients resisted. When Cassias, with furious rage, wound ed him In the head, lie still continued to struggle. But when ho saw Brutus aim a dagger nt his heart, tho hero ceased to contend with his assailants. "And thou, Brutus!" ho muttered, as ho co vered his face and fell. Havo nottheso last words indescribnblo pathos for all timo? Tho concern of the man who through life had been true to his friends was not that ho was to die, but that ono of his friends should participate in his murder. Cicero, when, after tho for mation of tho Second Triumvirate, and tho triumph of their party, ho found his namo on tho bloody list of proscription, did not show, nor could ho bo expected to show, Unit llrinness in face of deatli which a man of war from youth, sitolt as Cicsar. is expected to possess. At first he meant to kill himself in the hotiso of Ootuvinnus; but his courage fulled him. Ho was not mndu.of such stuff as his contemporary Cato, who fell on his own sword; and who when his friends, taking odvantago of his fainting, re placed tho intestines that had fallen ou and sowed up tho wound, tore theii open on coming to himself. Ho llci, Still in tho final crises ho comportd himself with dignity. When tho as sassins rushed at the litter in which ho was being carried ho stretched out his nock nnd exclaimed "Strike," with moro eloquenco than ho had ever bo foro exhibited, and rocelvod tho final stroko without shrinking. In all history, modern as well as ancient, profane ns well as sacred, in- nuinoniblo instances arr found of men who have, exhibited what tho First Nup poleon called "2 o'clock in tho morn ing, courngo," in tho prcsonco of the assassin. On tho evening of that De cember day, in 1170, when tho courtiers of Henry II. arrived at Canterbury, and found Thomas Ilecket nt vespers, in tho Cathedral, tho prelate's lost words wero in keeping with his lifo. As tho assas sins advanced toward him with their drawn swords, ho exclaimed that ho died for the causo of God, and in de fense of tho rights of tho church: ami. ho nddod, "I chargo you, in tho namo oi tho Almighty, to do no hurt to anv other hcro.for none havo any concern in tho lato transactions.'Terhaps tho most noblo last words ever spoken wero thoso uttered by William tho Silent, tho founder of Dutch liberty. Unllko Counts Egmond and Hoorno, ho escap ed mo scaiioiu ana perished by tho hand of a mean assassin. When Balt hazar Gerard, after having obtained an introduction on tho pica of being a mcsscngor of mercy, suddenly turned nnd shot tho prince with n pistol loaded with threo bullets, William fell, ejacu lating, "My God! havo meroyonmo and Thy poor people!" Tnkcn by sur prise nnd sent to his reckoning without warning, his corcern wns yet with tho country to which his lifo hnd been do voted and whoso liberties ho hnd secur ed, and when it had to bo left to tho care of others his thought was of his country, and "My Godi havo mercy upon mo and Thy poor people" were tho very words that might hnvo been expected from tho great benefactor who, when tho prlnco mado a progress through Holland and Frieslnnd, was received by tho peasants ns "Father William." Traveling in Mexico. Tho following extracts arc from a let ter sent us by a friend in Toxns, who has lately been traveling in Mexico; "In Mexico thero nro no hotels or bonrd- ing-houscs, except In lnrgo cities whero foreigners reside. As stage-coaches or othcrpublic conveyances nro rare, tho travel is mostly dono on horsobnok. Tho snddlo is generally mounted with gold or silver, and richly ornamented. Tho rowels of tho spurs nro ns big as a silver dollar, but tho points nro very dull. The spur seems moro intended to frighten the horse than to hurt him. The Mexicans nro expert riders, being so much in the saddle. In traveling quite a retinuo of attendants is necessary. You havo to take along your bedding on a pack-mule, with servantes to at tend to tho mule and tho lusrirairo nnd cook to prepnro your meals. In many parts of tho country it is neces sary to take your provisions with you, nnd all tho conveniences for camping out. In somo places it is dillieult to irot drinking-water for your selves nnd your animals unless you buy it. If you can not rencli a settlement at night you enmp out; in tho town, you can usually rent a room entirely unfurnished, for the night. Tho servents spread tho bedding on tho lloor, purchas victuals in the market, anil preparo tho meal In Mexican style. Bedsteads, tables, and chairs are luxuries known only to the wclthy among the natives (nhabl tans. Butter tho Mexicans do not know how to make. Tho sugar is it very crudo article, inferior to your darkest brown sugar, and is sold in little cones weighing about a pound. Choose is made in cones of smllarslzo from goat's milk. Cow's milk is used only fresh, and is never mndo into cheese or butter. Horses in Mexico aro never used for daauglit purposes, but are employed only for riding. Mules and oxen do all tho work of transportation. "Tho lino wines mndo at El-Paso on tho Rio Grande, aro transported In skins, as in lliblo times. Bottles, kifgs and barrels aro almost unknown. In many portions of tho country timber is to seareo to bo used for casks; and a frame houso would a bo very expensive affair. 'American influence will soon instil now lifo into tills primitive people Tho railroads now building with bo tho means of civilizing tho country, and developing its iinmenso natural resour ces. It has a beautiful climao tnnd vst mineral treasures, which only await this foreign stimulus to bo mado a sourco of national wcltli and prosperity. Ancestry. A writer in tho Loudon Times says: In novels tho Introduction of ancestry is absolutely intolerable. When I seo that hatciul chapter headed "Retrospective," I pass over to the other side, like the Lo- tite.only quicker. What carol whethor "our hero's" grandfather was Archbish op of Canterbury or n professional body snaiohcr? I don't even care which of tliirtwo was my own personal friend's grandfather, and how much less can I .(o nn Interest lu tills imaginary pro nitor of tho creation of an author's iraln? Tho Introduction of such a col orless shadow Is to my mind tho height of impertinence. If I wero Mr. Mudio, I would put my foot down resolutely and stnmp out this literary plaguo. As George III., who had an objection to commerco, Issnld to havo observed when asked to confer a baronetcy on one of tho Broadwood family, "Aro you suro thero isVb)t a piano in it?" so should Mr. M. indro of tho publisher beforo taking copies of anovol, "Aro you suro there is n ot a grandfather in it?" Again, what a nuisanco is ancestry in our social life! It cannot, unhappily, bo dono nway with as a fact, but suroljfJit need not bo a topic How often havo I boon asked by somo fair neighbor at a dinnerparty, "Is that Mr. Jones opposlto ono of tho Joneses of Bedfordshire?" One's llrst impulso Is naturally to ask, "What on earth Is that to you or mo?" But experlonco tenches prudence, und I reply with reverence, "Yes, of Bedford shire," which at all events puts a stop to argument on the matter. Moreover; she seems to derive some sort of mysterious I .nll.fnlllnn '.An. ' 1 f l! R....C7...VI.IUJ1 IIUUI U1U IIUUUUHHUII, UI1VI it is always well to glvo pleasure. A well-known wit once in company with ono of tho Cavlndlshes, who had lately been to America, was recounting his experiences. "Thoso republican peo ple havo such funny names," ho said; "I met thero a man by tho namo of BIrdsoye." "Well, and is not that jusfc as good as Cavendish?" replied tho wit,, who wns also a smoker. But tho remark: wns not appreciated. Ancestral pcoplo do not as a rule? op preeiato wit; but, on tho other hand, it must bo admitted that this is not a defect peculiar to them alono. I onco knew & man of letters who, though ho had risen to wealth and eminence, was of humblo descent, and had a weakness for avoid ing allusion to it. His daughter mar ried a man of good birth, but whoso lit erary talents wero not of a high order. This gentleman wrote n letter npplying for a" certain government njipolntmcnt, and expressed a wish for his fnthcr-ln-law's opinion upon tho composition. "It is n very bad letter," wns tho frank crit icism tho other mndo upon it. "Tho writing is bad, tho spelling is indifferent, the stylo is abominable. Good Heavens! whero aro your relatives nnd antece dents?" "If it comes to that,', was tho reply, "where uro yours? For I novor heard you speak about them." Nordlil ho over hear him, for his father-in-law never spoko another word to him. WIT AND HUMOR. "I never contract bad habits," said Robinson to his wife. "No, dear, you generally expand them," was her reply. A Hartford dlvorco lawyer said to his -minister tho other day: "You and I livo in tho right State for ono another what yon Connecticut?" Young lady, examining some bridal veils: "Can you really recommend this one?" Over-zealous shopman: "Oh! yes, miss. It may bo used several times." "Ono touch of naturo" (George has promised his Ethel tho first shot, for luck. A covey rises.) Etiiel (at tiio critical moment) "Oh! George, per haps they, too, havo loved." AVnssar College miss reads tho pr.iy crbook responso thus: "As it wus in tho beginning, is now, nnd ever shall bo, world without men. Ah, mo!" "Tho only lady that over impressed mo much," said an old bnchelor, "was n 300 pound woman, who was standing in a enr, and when tho enr turned a cor ner fell ngalnst me." An Ohio wng was kicked out of shape by tho proprietor of a bar-room over whoso freo lunch ho placed the fol lowing legend: "Stomach pumps may bo hired in tho lobby." Professor Tyndnll says Carlylo did not sneer nt modern science. Poor man, ho couldn't in reason bo expect ,d to sneir at everything. Lot us bo charitable. Ho did all that ho was able to do. An exuberant youth hails n supposed acquaintance with "Hello, Joe," but finding his mistnko, adds, "Oh, exeuso mo, I thought you wero another man." Laconic stranger answers, "I nm." iVftcr supper nt fcbull Ho: "Without joking, Elise, I do ndoro you. When I look nt you, there is such a commotion in my breast!" Sho; "And In mine, too, Henri; it must be tho lobster salad 1" Young Brown told somo of his com panions that his girl slapped his faco tho other night, nnd ho was Immediately consoled with tho remark shut It must havo boon tho first brlght-oycd dear that over struck him. A Chicngo editor got hold of n map tlie other day, and presently exclaimed: 'By tunket, tho Mississippi River runs by St. Louis, doesn't it!" and then ho wrote a paragraph' referring to tho Miss issippi as a mlserablo brook. Yankee woman recently married a Chlncso laundryman, and in threo days thereafter the unhappy Celestial appear ed nt a barber shop and ordered his pigtail cut off, saying, in explanation, "Too muncheo yank." Destressing episodo: A lady who had quarreled with her bald-headed lover said, in dismissing him: "What is de lightful about you, my friend, is that I havo not tho trouble of sending you back nny locks of hair." Impassioned lover "You will not re fuse mo my nngcl. Throw mo off, nnd shall go mad!" Practical person Oil, that's it, sir, is ItP You havo beqn studying Dr. Drysdnlo's theory that raarrlago provents madness, nnd you would take mo, not ns an angel, but nn antidote!" Men often jump nt conclusions,''. says tho proverb. So do dogs. Wo saw a dog jump at tho conclusion of a cat, which was sticking through tho opening of a partly closed door, and it mado moro disturbance than a church scandal, "But do you know, pa," said tho farmer's daughter, whon ho spoko to her about tho addresses of his neigh bor's son; "you know, pa, mn.wants mo to marry a man of culturo." i "So do I, my dear, so do I; and thero Luo hotter oulturo in tho v5S than floricul ture." "How do you liko my spring olothos? askod Loandor. "Pretty well," replied Hero, doubtfully, nnd then added, "but I think I should liko you bettor in a walking suit." Ho sat wrnppod in silent ihougbji for about flvo minutes, and ttion got up nnd walked slowly away in mo suit no Juki on. Gilbert Stuart onco mot a lady in Boston who said to him: "I havo just seen your llkonoss, Mr. Stuart, and kissed it, booauso it was so muoli liko you." "And did it kiss you in return?" said he. "No," loplicd tho lady. "Then," said tho gallant painter, "It was not liko mo."