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f'baileston, 0. 0., Deo, 23, The lev-nty-nlnth nnnual banquet ot U( How ngland soctoty was ' glvon at (ho Charleston hotol lait night The lead ing speakers ot the evening woro Ipmator George F. Hoar ot Mnssa- i'huaclls.fho responded -do "Fore- ather's'Bay," Sonntor John I Mo--aurin ot south Carolina, who re sponded to "Our Country," and tho 'on. Joseph II, Cutnmlngs ot Ocorgln, who responded to "Tho Mnyflowor." Tho banquot was nn olaborato nnd brilliant function nnd thoro woro seat ed at tho tables 100 guests. Sonntor Honr s address was largoly ot an hli torli al uaturo and touched but lightly ipon tho Issues ot tho present day. He said In part: It there bo a single lesson whltS-Jlta people ot this country havo learned from their wonderful nnd crowded his tory It Is that tho north nnd tho south i are indlsponsnblo to each other. Tho are the blades ot nihility shonrs, worth less apart, but wlion bound by an in dlisoluablo union, powerful, Irrcslatl bio and terrible ns tho shears ot fato, llko the shears of Atropos, severing every thread nnd tangled web of evil, -cutting out for humanity Its beautiful garment ot liberty and light from the cloth her slstarfl spin and weave I always delight to think ot theso amies ot ours, not as mere nggrega- ftwnr.l ll-n HthUy. Philadelphia, Pa.. Dec. 83. Hear Ad rnlral Schley wrs last night the recip ient ot a handsome and costly awor Krnbbord and bolt prcsontod to him hi behalf ot tho peoplo ot this olty and other cities In Pennsylvania, Now Jer sey and Delaware, who contributed to n fund established for tho purpose. Tho ceremony took place In tho Tcraplo Ilaptl.it church. Thre won a largo and enthusiastic nttdlonoo present nnd speeches were mndo by Gov. Hastings and Mayor Warwick on behalf ot tho stato and elty. The mlmlrnt in nccopllng tho gift thanked tho peoplo nnd said: "Let mo hopo with you that In Ood's providence It may never bo drawn without reason, but It It over should bo so wilted that It must be, It will nover bo sheathed except In your greatest honor." Tho sword, scabbard nnd bolt repre sent a cost ot $1200. Tho blade Is ot fino Damascus stool, appropriately en Braved nnd tho hilt Is elaborately doc orated with diamonds nnd othor pro clous stonoi. TIiim t'rmetf. Mrs. t'ubran to IWectr. Hlllthoro, 'fox., Deo. 38. An awful i Austin, Tex., Doe, 27. Mrs. Charles fatality oceured fifteen miles northeast ' A, Culberson will receive nt tho oxeou- "WOMAN AND TACT, of he-re, In which Mrs. Isbell, n widow and her daughter, Mrs. Oaslo Mnlone, ind 1-month-old baby were burned to death. Mrs. label! nnd her sons, Joe and Jack, lived with hrr daughter, Mrs. Owiie Mnlone on the Waller Wiillan farm. Oesln Malone left homo earl) In the morning to go to his father's, William Mnlone, to help him with some work. Jack Isbell was off spending tho holidays nnd Joo label! nnd Mark Rills hnd gnno to tho field, throo-quartcrs ot a mile dlstnnt, to pick rotten. Thoro vn consequently no one nt homo ex sept Mrs. Isbotl nnd Mrs. Mnlone and her Infant. Joo nnd Hills looked to ward tho hnuso upon hearing cries and saw smoko pouring In volumes from tho hltchon. When they got to tho Inildiinltr 1'alrt. Washington, Dec. 23. Tho state de partment has Just resolved through United States Minister Clayton from tho Mexican government n draft for ?000, to be paid to tho helm ot Homy tloni of Individuals, but as bsnutlftil Hoppc, n natlvo of Now Orleniu. Hoppo personalities, moral beings, endowed j lmd been working In Mexico, nnd while with moral characters, cnpnblo ot fal'h. of hop, ot memory, ot pride, of sorrow nnd of Joy, of courage, of he roism, ot honor and ot shamo. Cer tainly this Is truo ot them. Their power nnd glory, their rightful pine In history dopond on theso things nnd not on tho numbers nnd oxtont of tor . Itoiy. trnvollng in tho mountains ot Oaxacn ho was brutally murdered by oito ot tho Mexican rurnles, or nntlvo conitub tlvo mansion on New Year's day, Jan. 2, IMS, from 7 to It p. m., assisted by the following ladles: Mcsdaraos Jester ot Coralcann, Hpperson ot Pittsburg, Waters of Dallas, Mooro ot Fort Worth. Ityan ot Houston, Polk ot Oal- I Teuton, Jones of Sherman, Hyatt of Amarlllo, Culberson. Cobbs, Huekter, Ogdon Illchlllr nnd Knmpmnn ot San ' Antonio; Onlncs, Denman Bohlulor, House Halderman, Mexes, It. II. Thompson, Pollard, Oliver, Ilrush, A. H. Urnliam. John Dromond, Walter Ilrcmond, Carter, lidwnrd Hoblnson, Shirinun Drnke, Wilcox, Worshnm. Iglehnrt. McUnren. W. II. Tobln, C. J. Smith Lubbock. Iloberdcnu. Walker, A, W. Torroll, Poludoxter nnd Hurleson of Austin; Mlssos Kunlco II. Smith ot Dallas, Archer of Qalvestnn, Matouo THE liar II 1'renliUnt rorTrr If Him IIt TIim Utiallllai In a Bimolnt Itigf unit I Cartful 1ut to Mull tronnt Ssftttics. houso they broke open n window to t of Fori Worth, Hood ot Illinois, Brown try to get tho womon out. but the ' 0f Palm. )nmpson, Heal. Baylor. Morse, smoko nnd flames poured out so flerre ly that thoy could not offeet an en trance. Mrs. Isbell was seen lying about tho mtddlo of the front room In a swoon, Tho baby lay on the Ihni (ildfli, Mm. Mnlono lay near m oil can In tho kitchen, which, It Is thought told tho story of the fire. 8he la sup posed to try to ntnrt n flro In the kitchen stovo when the can oxploded and sho was surfosntod before she could get out of tho kltchsn. Their bodies wore burned up. Nn I'lshl. Onlveston, Tox., Dec. 28. It has been ulary, who nro retnlnod for tho purpose J announced by tho manager, of thd ot protertlng travalors. At the eamo time nn ItngllRhman nam ml McSwecn oy wns killed In prcolsely tho name fashion, nnd ns tho stsato ot Oaxncn pnld tho Ilrltlsh government $5000 on The ecparnto entity nnd the nbsolute , ncoount of Ills denth It was obliged to freedom oxoept for tho noceeenry ro- j xl ol d to our representative In behalf "ramu or tno eonsilutlon of our dlf- of tho Amerlenn cllUen nnd malto a similar allowance to the hairs ot Hop po. Tho rurale who committed tho deed was punished. fimt an ten In the causo alike of the ' rentnewi nnd tho Heaurlty ot the ountry. Whatever ostrnngonionts may have 'xU"d in tho past, or may linger 4mi:ig uh now, nro born of Ignorance and will be dispelled by hnowledgr 1 litllrvo that of ur flwty-flvo atnteo ti r are no two If thoy could moot In fh fnmlllnrftluu of norsonnl Inter. i'J-'ro in tho fullness of Kkigiir Conferanca, Chlougo, 111., Dec. 23. A conference betwean officials ot tho Amorlonn Sugar (1 rowers' society and manufacturers ot boot sugar machinery nnd roprosenlu- tlven ot beet sugnr factories now In op- personal orntlon was held In this city. Tho howir dgo, would not only censo to I question under coiiBlderntlnn wns tho ii'erlitln nny bltternesH, or alienation,! Affect of tho proposed nnnuxntlon of r distrust, but each would utter to sucnr-produclnij territory In tho West Onlveston Athletic club that the box tng contest advertised to tako place Monday night hnd been postponed. Sheriff Thnmno hnd promised Qov. Cul berson that he would atop It If an at tempt was made to pull It off. Hut the Dromond. Smith, Denton, Bearish!, J'opO, Flnley, Hone, Hogg nnd Uootbs ot Austin. Ilf iiililllin llnnnroil. Austin, Tox., Doe. 27. fhe governor ,1ms honored n requisition from tho governor ot Oregon for It. t Olmtix, whp was Indicted by tho grand Jury of linker county. Orogon, for obtnlnlm: ,tnoney under false protonses. The oose Js u famous one. Hlrnux evaded arrest 'tinlll Dec. 10 last, when ho was ur posted In HI Pnsn. Samuel White, dl ,trit nttomoy ot the eighth district ot Oregon, rnme lioro with requisition 4flprs from the governor of Oregon .for the deliverance of (llrauv, who Is .out on ball nt Kl Paso. Judgo Hucklsr flf Kl Paso nppeared before Hip gover nor In hehnlf of fllrnux. After hearlug the parties tho uovernor iMtied a wnr rant directed to the sheriff of Kl Paso nmnngeri. of the club had n"nwd rouniy for lh(, nrrMl .,, ,lt)lV9ry f Olrniix to . S. Homer, Hgeut ot tho Ijurwnor of Oremiu. their Intention to enjoin the sheriff from Intorferlhg with nny of their ox- hlbltlons. Cnpt. W. .1. McDonald of the Texiia' rangers nrrlved In the elty Monday j morning. Ho dlscloeed Ida Identity to, no one, nut conversed with nlierlll I'rnnUlln'i Lull or. Hniwlon. Twt.. Dee. 27. Tho follow' Iiir oxtrart from n letter written by Thomas nnd others nbout tho proposed nt rsgm8ut lp J(,y u. J llio other tho words ot tho JowLih fi'iahtcr In Hint moit cxqulstto ot .lyings which has coma down to ui nun the beginning ot tlmo Hntrcnt mo not to lonvo thoo, or i) return from following thoo, for Vhlthcr thou gocst I will go, nnd iwherc thoh lodgest I will lodgo; thy Indies nnd In tho Philippines upon tho development ot the Amerlenn nugnr produclng Interests. Tho aoutlmont was unanlmoun that tho acquiring ot tropical sugar territory would serious ly nffoct tho development ot tho beet sugar Industry unless thoro wns somo nrrnnRomoiit mado which would pro people shall bo my people, and thy Qod ' tect the domestic Indusi.-y against tho ny uod. onerntlon of freo trndo In auaar from Where thou dloat will I die, audi the now colonies. It wnfl decided to 'here will I be burlod; tho Lord do bo' muko n formal protest to congress. Ito me, and moro nlso If ought butl Ifnth part thCO Olid mo." I'lillliiplna Mmroh rroiierly. We want you to stand by us In our1 Now York, Dec. 83. A dispatch from troubles as brothrou and as country-1 Wnshlngton says: Dr. David J. Hill, men. Wo shnll have to look at many , neelHtnnt secretary of stato, said thut nerlii that nre boforo us In tho near the disposition ot tho property of tho future, to tho conservatism nnd wis-' Catholic ohurch In tho Philippines rests Worn ot the south. And If the time J with congress and not with tho stato Wialt como when you think wo enn depnrtmont. Ho continued: Velp you, your draft shall bo fully I "I should think n court similar to mnored. ,jmt w,0j, Wns organized after the nn- Scnntor Hoar closed his speech with 1 noxntlon of our Moxloan posseeslono his Bntlmeilt: will w llm nrnnar wnv In ilfltnrmlhn tho "South Carolina and Massachusetts, ownership of landed estate. This Jho Pieabyterlnn and tho Puritan, the1 court of prlvnto land claims has ox fluguHjot nnd tho Pilgrim. howovr'nmlnod tho title of lnnumorablo pieces lieparatod by distance or by difference.1 nf rholfi nrnimrlv In Now &(exlco. ArU they will nt last suroly be drawn to-' XOnn and Callfoxnla and It has given universal satisfaction. Thcro Is no rea son whatever for Catholics to think that their churchmen will not bo hon orably treated by the United States government. Nor Is thoro nny reason tor ono to believe that the administra tion will not procood ou broad lines, alining to form for tho Phlllpplno Is lands n government which will develop thorn socially, religiously and materially." The contest did not tako plnee. and yesterday Cnpt. McDonald dlHelowd his Identity and snld ho had boon sent here by tho gnvomor to net In tho event tho sheriff Bhauld bo enjoined. He says ho does not know when he will go nwny. Ho seemed to hnve an Idon that an nttompc would bo made to hnv tho cotitoet last night, but thero wai not. Ninnlh l.mlUi nt Wnno. fore they sailed, will bo of Interest "We go on board tho Mobile In llm morning. She Is the lineal transport In the service, fitted up ns n pnsseniior nhlp; has wire cota for the men. Sho In slenm-hented, nnd the men will havo three rnmfortnblo hot meals n day "while on bur something no other 'transport furnishes. We will have plenty ot room; no stint In baggage. Will havo 40.P00 ratloiiH on board nnd 5000 fcot ot lumber to floor our tents, Ai'lilitl ti'lll lin tiAU nil nfYtiitlil TttA Waco, Tox., Doc. 28. Amonst the . .... I ('fill Hunts linn ni v hum ei i iw Hint tho cllmato Is dellghtftd nnd balmy. The camp In olght miles from Havana and no Intercourse Is ullowod with Hint city.'' holiday guosta In the city nro Sonorn Anltn Hnrrlems. ami her daughter, Se norita Blonnn Harrluras. They nro tho widow nnd daughter ot Lieut. Juan IlnrrleritB, deceased, of tho Spanish navy. Thoy waro residents of Cuba In llm 7Aa nml 'On. T 11. . I,'"; I;'... .. . "7 ro 1 nomlon. Tox., Deo. 27.-A telegram " Z ' I.n rooelv.d from Mr. Charl eniIirUheon. who n few weeks ngo went r lo dermany In plaeo of Ch.sf of Police Mera t'mli Kill. markets. Tho family spent part ot the year at tholr country homo, I.n Union, i nnd tho bnllaneo of tho year In Havana where tho young Indy wns born. Their Ijethcr by a common faith In Qod. Messrs. MoUurln nnd Cummlncs (took occasion to doclaro In moro or n pronouncod terms against thi jvneory of oxpanslon. nor Kitu n n.itlf. Chliago, III., Dec. 3. Thnnaa by, the 13-year.old son of Mrs. Mar Sgnret Crosby, n wealthy widow living In Kdgewnter. a suburb of Chlonijo. Uhot nnd Snstnntly killed Deputy Sher. I It Frank Nye yestorday while Nye wbb ..tteraptlng to sorvo a writ of rcstltu- ton In, TKew Orlppe Is raging lu Washington nnd ew York. Itnljr llatlflM Tr.ulf, 'Washtnaton. Dae. U-Amhn 1'ipcr Informs tho department of hle that the Italian ehamber of depu '1 ratified the postal treaty yester y ; that It Is possible that the senate II ratify it at onte. It la possible at It will go Into offeet Jan. 1 next, far as Italy Is concerned. Haugh to bring homo n man who had surrendered himself there, stating that tho cost ot tho trip hnd been placed at too smnlt n sum nnd ns a result homo Is now In St. Loj.ls. and thcyr0 wo"' V n,,, 10 """V " 1 . havo como to Waco to spend tho win-! "or "T , , torj ' way back unless he got n llttlo moro ' " money to meet tho oxpenso. Tho of- fleor Is bringing tho young man at the 1 Instnnco ot a surety company that went on his bond. chief ruotic virrruE KINDNBBS. 18 Thinking ho was an Intruder, Teach toy Carver shot' nn old man named Moflncy at Anna, Collin county, Toxaj. Tho old roan died shortly afterward, but exonerate) Carver. Oen. (freely ot tho signal corps la preparing for a praotleat experiment In tho government operation of the telegraph and to this end Col. Dun woody, nit wpert. has been ordered to Cuba to take charge ot the extensive net work t UIiwN7Nu(llcTAONN8TA net work ot telegraph lines ot the 1 Island. 1 . Mldt'lnttr Moailnir. Austin, Tox., Deo 28. Tho mid whiter meeting of tho Stato Association of School Suporlntcndonta and Principals' opened In tills city yeatordny morning 1 at 0 o'clock In tho university building. 1 rhoro Is a largo attondanco nnd much,1 Iluipllnl Aetaclatlon. Donlson. Tox., Dec 27. Tho nnnual meeting ot tho Oulf, Colorado nnd Snn Interest Ib being manifested In tho pro- ! ,a r Uoam nMoclntlon was held In gramme. Tho exercises lu the mom-' 02n? (Jc"cr, h J' Ing woro opened with nn Invocation by I 1 olk u??y- T1' 0W"'Bt.stee Prof. J. A. French, followed by an nd- ? eoleU T! T,VMn ' dress ot welcome by Prof. T. A. Har- Z l W TeW' rla. Tho remainder ot tho day's pro grnmmo was ns follows: An address on "Tho Public School PrJnelpalj His Duties nnd ItespoiislblllllM," by Prof. John W. Hopkins. Dlseusslon by B. T. Hall nnd J. N. Davis. - Sonlt and White, chief surgeons. Tho association Is In a flourishing condi tion. Thcro were treated during tho year ending Juno 30 6321 medical and lOt surgical cases. Ono ot the women delegate at the stato convention of women'! clubs, which mot In New ork Inst week, talked about tho need ot tact In nny woman who wns permanently to hold an ofrieo In tho federation, says tho New York Commercial Advertiser. Mrs. Helmut," she said. Is very re markable In thnt respect, and she will hi re-elcoted Indefinitely to tho presi dency. Of courao she is n good person for tho office In all rospeets, but the gronl thing that keeps her thoro Is Her tact. Sho nover stops on anybody' corns nnd has no prlvato anomlea. and woman never has public enemies never has opposition merely on ac count of her principles or methods of doing her work. It In general society he knows how to meet each particular woman nnd shows her that she thinks It worth while to bo tactful, her poil Hon ns officeholder Is assured. Hut it sho frequently makos social breaks, nays tho wrong word nt tho wrong time, smltofl when sho should bo sort on, or vlco versa, thoro will bo plot and counterplots against her ns an of ficeholder. Two or thrco women will get together and talk about how tart (era sho Is, and this will extend until It Is the opinion ot ouoiigh women to dlslodgo tho dlangreonblo person. Hach woman trcmblo nt tho thought thnt her feelings may bn Injured at any moment by n thick-skinned and tact less person, so thoy want to put these persons lu obscurity. Of courno you may laugh, bolng n man, at tho Im portnnre which women nttnch to moro tact a a requisite to ofriceholdlng. It may be rather abmird, to be sure. In somo Instances, but It Is not so bad as what in on do with tholr dreadful polities. The men don't care whether their officeholder hnve taet or not: thoy don't much cm re about their man ners. What thoy do Innlst upon Is that thoy Hhnll got something subgtnntlnl Tho mayor, the president, tho gover nor may treat Cervorn, or oven the men who hnvo elected him, with sar casm nnd Ill-bred witticism, or even IgnoA their ndvlre nnd opinions, nnd yet they will vote for him It ho a III glo thorn whnt they want in tho wuy of tho aiibetnutlnl. Wo women nro not so mercenary. Tho gifts wo demand from our officeholders nre ot n moro ethereal and dellrnto hind. Wo want tatt moroly In a porson's Irenttnont o us, nnd tho woman who can glvo uh that In nn eminent dogrco enn com mnnd nny office at our disposal. And this demand on our part Is not bo trivial n mnttor as you may suppose for to havo eminent tact Impllos th possession of many romarkablo qunl Hies. It Indicates klndnoss to begin with, for it is Impossible to bo tnctfut without tho doslro to please. Many n woman who knows what to do lu or dor to mnka othor women feol com fortnblo won't do It. They don't do slro to he considerate thoy aro not kind. So whou n woman Is constantly tactful sho Is constantly kind. Of course, thore aro many womon who am hind without being tactful, and thou It lu tho fault of their Intelligence Thoy want to I consldernto but don' know how. So that Intelllgonco Is an other quality Implied In tact. And why shouldn't n woman who Is Intelligent nnd kind occupy nn ofllco? And tact Implies still' another quality which Is ot great use to an officeholder, and that la moderation. A woman of tact cair bo too kind to anybody for fear of 1105 jcctlnV somebody else. Sho mflst dis tribute her affections and her favora. Sho must be broadly and coolly rather than warmly kind. And In the snmo way sho must nlro distribute hor In telligence. Sho must understand nil tho divergent whims, crotchots and Ideas of many different women nnd un derstand them nil sympathetically. Sho must havo no antipathies. Sho must bo gcntlo, cool, wclplcnt nnd kind moderate, in a woi.l. So wc como back to tho great Orvek virtue, measure nnd moderation. It Is this vlrtuo which tits a woman to bo an officeholder." rhe thirteenth nnnual ball of the' '".,"3 -lllsboro, Tex., volunteer lire depart- ment for thi raising ot the Spanish loi was a soeiai sueeeM. , warship iteittn Mereeuea. Auditor ot uuiiumi. A fire In tho International workshop The secretary of war has annolntod nt ,,nB' Vku - Tuesday night, KVm 1. Watson as auditor of oustome ht accounts for Qubii at Havana. Mr. jVatson was recently eonneotod with It ho office ot tho fourth auditor lu the treasury department. The A. Trlppet dry goods, shoes and doetroyod tli paint shop, e baggage, passenger nnd Pullman oar. Los es timated at $,000. Mrs. Hanson sulolded at Oalveston, Tox by jumping In a oisteru. otloa stock nt Waxahuohle. Tex., was V, "ftr HM ,"'lBU ,u"7r turned over to Capt. W. J. P. Ross as agent tor creditors. Tho tetal ot list 1 erodltar will foot up about 131,009,! The Honham, Tex., lee oompauy has beta organized. Itunatvnjr ArrltUtn. HI Paso, Tex., Dec 28. While Mr. nd Mrs. J. P. Casey of Las Crucea, N. M., were ilrhlng to their home from this city the horses became frhfhtetied and ran nway. During their wad course they came In conUct with a wire fence and both oeeiipnnta were thrown violently Into the road. Mrs. Casoy sustained a severe rraotur of the thigh, betHHliM being rendered In sensible mid her husband was nlso hurt, but to what oxtont could not lie learned. Mr. nnd Mrs Cawjy nre prom inent lu a Cruses and Kl Paso. To AliUt Itubblnt. W. It. Salmon has resigned the sta tion at Queen Olty, on Texas and Past Ik railroad, and accepted n position In the state treasurer's oOlee at Auitlu. Mr. Salmon has been In the employ ot tho Texas nnd Paelfle railroad for bout eighteen years. I'ollraman Midi. Galveston Tox., Deo, 27. Policeman F. J, Nasa lost evening entered a cor ner irrocery and beer saloon at Twenty-fourth and Avenue H for the pur pose ot arresting Nora Smith. It Is said the proprietor, A. Lera, nn Italian, objected and Nass was assaulted and shot In the calf ot the leg. He at tempted to fire his pistol, but It snap ped. Other officers came to bis assist onoe and Lera was arrested on n charge af asMitlt ta murder and Nora on a charec ot disturbing the peaee. TRIALS OF AN ELEPHANT. CoarfMarllaUit anil TTIilppeit for Kill- Inn Ills Ktpr. Tho court-martialing ot an elephant Isn't sueh an everyday oecurrenco as to pass unnoticed, oven In central India,' whoro thu dolnga of the Junglo folk1 nre unusually dark and vain, says the New York Herald. Consequently the celetirnlml (rial nni) jiunUhniont nf an elephant roaldlng in tho vicinity of Mhow form n themo upon which the nntlvo loves to dwell. Tho elephant had killed his keeper. That fact was learly established. A number of wlt- ncacos boro testimony to the manner of tho man's donth. Ho hnd been a na tive soldier. Ho and his charge didn't seem to lilt it off vory well. Thoro were frequent Jars engendered by the lephant's Indisposition to yield reaoiiv to the demands nnd ommnnds of tho native Theso occasional demonstra tions of insubordination were Invaria bly followed by tho Introduction of a sharp spike Into tho tendcrest part of the elephant's anatomy. Aftor that tho situation was somewhat strained and when this particular olephant met other elephants nnd stopped to pnss tho tlmo of day ho complained In trumpet tonos of the unrensonnblenots of men and of his keeper specifically. Matters appear to havo reached n climax when the keopor ono day appropriated n por tion ot the food supply nllottsd to th" elephant. This was mora than ele pliant ilosh and blood could stand. The big follow romarkod to himself that whlto ho might aocnslonnlty be In duced to work ovcrtlmo nt the anion labor of drawing honvy trucks thus laying hlnmolf liable to expulsion f om ho KlophnntR' lbor Union -nt least It could never bo snld that he so far forgot his position us to suffer the lots of n Bqunro meal at tho hands of n mere man. And so It enmn nbout thnt Mr Keopor suddenly felt tho weight of a great foot. Whnt followed is not sup pllod by the hooper, for he was by thli time n subject for the obituary writers Myo witnesses, however, nvorred thai tho olephant raised him by tho trunk lino nnd thoroughly boat n lattoo with him on the alnnlest ground In that vicinity, The olophnnt was property tried lu the preaenco of all tho ele phants belonging to the station. Them had been marshalod In two parallel line. In the center stood tho prisoner. his giant feet chained Into four hold. A chain hold his neck secure nnd each end of tho chain was firmly attached to big elephants, which stood on either aldo ot him. Tho brigndo major wan tho Judge. Ho and his start wru mounted on horses. Tho facts In tf' caso wcro relatod after tho major hnjt announced to tho elephant that ho wrv on trial. No counsel wnn nsxlgned to tho prlsonor. Tho prosecution hnd things nil Kb own wny nnd the Bon touco of forty-eight lashes with a chain wns carried nut Immediately It had been pnasod. Tho corporal cjophant was velcctcd to put tho Judgment In execution. Ho was provided with a heavy chain, nnd grasping It tightly In his trunk, he applied tho four dozen strokes so vigorously ns to bring forth most agonizing groans from the prison er. In addition to tho flogging tho murderer wns sentenced to draw n log chain attached to his leg for thrco months. Shall Vfa !! Illrad IlrliUinialtliT Womcu aro again pffered n new flolij tor ihelr labors, that ot becoming pro fessional bridesmaids. Fow people havo any Idea how difficult It Is to so euro the requisite number of brides maids ot a fashionable wedding. Ow ing to tho superstition, "threo times a bridesmaid, nover 11 bride," the avail able girls dislike to serve more than oneo or twlee. Then again If a bride-to-be Is fortunate enough to have pluttty ot girl friends, she Is Just as likely to have too many, any ot whleh would he hurt If left out ot the (.harm ed eernmonlul circle. I)y hiring pro fessional bridesmaids she would glvo offense to none. Miss Mereedee Oarela, daughter ot the late Oen. Uaroia. died at f homos, vlllc, Qa ot consumption. The steamboat City ot Oseeola, val ued ot $70,000, sunk near Cairo, ill. ItU.M IIUlBg. Tcxarkana, Tex., Deo. 27.-Iteports from tho Sulphur. Ited and Llttlo Hir ers, whleh are adjacent to this plaee, Indicate n heavy rise In those streams, whleh has been on the rise tor the' past several days, lied river is boom ing, the government gauge at Oarland City registering a rile of two feet lu twelve hours, and the Sulphur river has swollen to its lull eapaelty for rafting. All trains centering In Tex arkana from the north have been great ly delayed by Ui water. WaJdlnr Cab. . One pound each ot powdered sugar, butter, flour and Hngllsh currants, one halt pound ot seeded raisins, shopped, nnd oltron; 13 eggs, whites and yolks beaten separately; one teaspoanful of cloves, one ot cinnamon snd two ot grated nutmeg. Cream the butter and sugnr together, flour tho iatlinnd currants nnd stir all the Ingredients well together. Hake In large square tluu lined with buttered paper. A moderate oven Is necessary. Make two hours or longer It not done. A dlsb of cold water set In the oven will prevent anyTake from burning. If kept going, the whtel of a watch ravel 3,6t$H mllu l a year. Itnstlih fllrl's llrl.llc An Kngllshmnn In this country ex hibits tho bridle of his wife's riding horso with great pleasure. It Is mndo ot tho thinnest nnd necessarily tho fin est kind of lonthor. Anything but tho best would tall to plecos at the first pull, because It Is so delloato. "That In tho kind of n brldlo Kngllshwomon rldo with," ho says. "Moro pains aro taken In linglnnd than In America In tho selection of n woman's riding horso. There the first great requlgJiji Is that tho horse idust havo tno temp' ' of nn nngel. It must bo a horse that can be ridden nlmost without rolns, and Its mouth must bo ro tender that It will answer tho slightest motion of the reins. A tittle Kngllsh girl is tifught to ride by tho groom nt nn oarly nge. and alio Is a good rldor; but she usu ally has a horso thut has angelic quail-tlos." I'alrlotlr. "Trade said the auctioneer, as ho hung his crimson banner on tho outer wall, "always follows tho flas." Cin cinnati ISnqtilrcr. , . fUNNYOHAPHSi "VSVt "What tlmo U it!" "Haven't you got a wntch7" "Yes, but f don't wear It any more." "Why notf" "Peoplo kept bothorlng me asking what time It was." "Certainly nr gentleman would ro fuse to offer a lady Ids seat." "Not If It's In the New York Stock Kx change. They cost $28,000 oplece." Cleveland Plalndesler. Butcher's Hoy Tomson's cat has Just eaught a big rat down o'tr cellar. Huteher Charge Tomeon five ini for oat meat. We ean't afford to feed his oat for nothing. Hoston Tran script. A Oreat Feat. "My wlfo doesn't want to vote, but she's whnt I call strong-minded." "In what direction!" "Well, she ean read n doctor book clear through without getting symp toms of any of tho dlsensoe." Brook lyn Life. "I wish you wouldn't keep quoting that maxim, 'Homo wasn't built In a day,'" said tho man who dislikes ef forts to bo humorous. "Hut It's a clas sic." "That's one of the objections. If you want to be up to date, why don't you let Homo alone nnd stick to our new postotnie7" Washington Star. A bare clipboard always fumM! Mod for tbovgbL