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J. F. WALLACE, PUBLISHER - AND - PROPRIETOR. Pabllth«4 nl Wiiulow, Arizona. A paper devoted to the horseless ve hicle has been launched in Loudon. It should run itself. Says the New York Herald editori ally: "\Ye pay S9OO a day for chewing gum/’ How many daughters are there in your family? There are colored men in nearly all branches of the Pittsburg. I'a.. city government, and it is now announced that the city will soon have a negro tire company. A curious light is thrown on British sport by tbe following advertisement whieh recently appeared in the Cork Constitution: “Red Deer—The Carbery hunt is anxious to dispose of two red deer which they have hunted for past two seasons: must sell, as they know this country well; no other fault. Ap ply Secretary of Hunt, Clonakilty.” A Minneapolis school teacher whom one of her boy pupils accosted on the street with “Hello” compelled him to eat a cake of soap—not the kind that floats—as a punishment. \Ye doubt whether soap will succeed as a pro moter of polite conversation, and the lad's father could not be blamed if be compelled the brutal teacher to swallow a towel. It is curious that a great nation like Russia should have most of its money coined away from home. England and France have heretofore done this work for the Czar. Russia is now about to build a mint in Moscow, in preparation, It is inferred, for going on tbe gold basis. Russia lias been accumulating gold for some years, and is believed now to have a large sum on hand, prob ably not far from $T><k),O()0.000 worth. White servants are soon to replace the colored men who for many years have “lieen a characteristic feature at San Francisco’s famous hotel, the Palace. There are twcuty-eight of them now employed, some of whom have held their positions to what seemed to be the public’s satisfaction for more than a score of years, but they are all to go. No reasons for the change arc given, ami the local papers seem disposed to question its need or advisability. The bogus medical diploma factory recently discovered in Illinois, an off shoot of a similar one in Philadelphia, which flourished like a green bay tree for many years, distributing its parcli inents to every ignorant knave and im postor able to pay the price demand ed, invites tbe attention of the police and magistracy. Illinois should set about the purgation from her territories of this roost of unclean birds with as little delay as possible. A meeting of publishers was held in Boston the other day to protest against the Inequality of the present postal laws relating to second and fourth class matter. The publisher of “Donohoe’s Magazine” said that it cost two cents to send liis magazine to any point in Boston and only half a cent to send it to San Francisco. A book publisher said that his firm sent many hooks by express because it was cheaper. Sen ator Lodge made an address, in which | he said that the present law l:> grossly unjust to tbe publishers of low-priced or light-weight periodicals. The appointment of Li Hung Chang ns Minister of Foreign Affairs in Pe king is regarded in the English Foreign Office as a disagreeable surprise, to say nothing of its being a personal mortifi cation to Lord Salisbury, for it is an other signification that Russian influ ence in China is still predominant. At this moment the journals of France are saying that it serves England right for not joining herself to France and Rus sia In a triple league, while they con gratulate the republic that French en gineers and material will be used In the construction of the Imperial arsenal in Foo-Cliow. A man at Narboune, France, lost a 100-franc note in a funny way recently. He was in a restaurant and took tiie note from bis pocket to pay for his din ner, when, as tlie note lay uj>ou the table, a gust of wind flopped it into tlie soup. Fishing it out, he placed it upon the edge of the table to dry, whence it slipped to the floor. Just then along came a hungry little poodle, and. sniff ing at the note, he got a good whiff of the soup, snatched up tlie note and swallowed it. The owner of tlie note then sued the owner of the poodle for the 100 francs, and tlie courts have de-‘ cided that the latter must pay. In Vienna a man and his wife have been arraigned, charged with the mur der of an unknown number of persons for tlie purpose of selling their bodies for the dissection table. The evidence Is so far incomplete, though it strongly points to tlie guilt of the culprits. A year or two ago, in tlie same city, a similarly unobtrusive domestic couple were found to have been engaged in enticing to their home servant girls in search of a place and murdering them for their clothes and the little money they might have about them. These latter persons were convicted an.l exe cuted. How it may fare with th3 for mer remains yet to be decided. The introduction upon the banks of tlie blue rulliug Danube of tlie crime which Burke and Hare made so appallingly celebrated in Edinburgh three-quarters of a century ago is calculated to give pause to the merry, pleasure-loving Viennese, and make them look as wa rily about them as tlie Edinburghers were enforced to do i:i the period men tioned, when they were brooded over by a terror greater than any ever in spired by the Old Man of the Moun tain. There are about 2,000 persons In France who are set down as anarchists, and are under the constant watch of the police of the various European countries. They are of many nation alities, nearly tliree-fourtlis being for eigners. and the remainder of native birth. Italy has the largest number, .. * —«*v „.-.a k Russia following. Austria and Belgium are lowest on tlie list, their joint tribute , to it being only .1 little over 100. Ex ! eept in the case of the Russian coutii.'- . ! gout, most of them are artisans and : | day laborers and persons of no occu -1 j pation, but the majority of the Museo j vite malcontents are educated persons, 30 per cent, being students, a like num ber professional men, and only a frac tion of them pursue occupations requir ing no educational training. The Transvaal Government has a double object in view in demanding £L -o*oo,ooo indemnity from the British j South African Company to cover the damage done by Jameson’s raid. The expense caused to the Boers by that I expedition probably did not reach a ' tenth of that sum, but they are a thrif j ty folk and see in the event a chance | for profit, besides which they aim to pnnisli tlie company for its unwarrant !ed interference in their affairs. The j company's prompt disclaimer of Janie • son’s enterprise did not avail with public opinion at the time, since its responsibility was dearly proven, nor will it carry weight with tlie Boers, but it will probably need all of Presi dent Krueger’s sagacity to collect the tine without involving his state in fresh complications with the British Gov ernment. That ingenious gentleman. Prince Philippe Robert Due d'Orleaus. Bour bon pretender to the throne of France, has lately discovered another way to have his name brought to the attention of the French people with peculiar and suggestive significance. When his en gagement to Archduchess Marie Doro tbee of Austria, which terminated on Thursday in the Vienna wedding, was first announced, the women of the no blesse along the Faubourg Saint Ger main, Paris, started a subscription to raise a fund which should purchase a fitting wedding gift for the wife of the head of tlie Bourbon-Orleans family. More than 400,000 francs were collected and an order was lodged with M. Chau met, the well-known jeweler of tlie Rue Richelieu, for a diadem of diamonds. It was tlie intention of those interested to expose the diadem in the shop-win dow of the Rue Richelieu jeweler, but as it was finished only the day before the wedding it had to be sent at once to Vienna. The diadem, however, like any racing cup or prize-fighter's belt, will be returned to the Rue Richelieu, where Parisians may feast their eyes upon it as they read the accompanying card: “A Gift from the Women of France,” etc. The design of the dia dem is that of tlie ancient Bourbon crown of France. In the many inventions connected with torpedo boats and torpedo catch ers the question of invisibility seems to be yet unsolved. In proportion as the sea-going qualities of this type of ves sel are improved by increased size, so does the essential quality of a torpedo boat—the power of remaining disappear. Paints of various tints have been tried, but no particular one lias been declared the best. The United States navy lias adopted a greenish shade, to correspond with tlie sea; Ger many has adopted a muddy yellow; and France, after experimenting with gray, has finally decided upon black. It is admitted by experts that a black boat can be perceived with glasses at a greater distance than one painted gray; that a gray boat can be distin guished under the electric light much more easily than a black one; and that one painted green can be seen at a great distance by a practised observer stationed in a good position. But when (he question of paint lias been solved, the great enemy to invisibility, smoke, remains. In the daytime the line of smoke from the pipe may be distin guished above the horizon before tlie outlines of tbe bull of tlie boat are seen, while at uiglit the amokepipe of a tor pedo boat under way will flame like a chimney on tire. These are problems yet to be solved by naval experts. Queer Accident to a Freight Car. A very peculiar mishap to a freight train has just come to the attention of the motive power department of the Panhandle in this city, and in its de tails it assumes the nature of a miracle as strange as those of old. The train was running at a rapid rate between Xenia and Trebeins, a distance of four miles, when the trucks of one of the care gave way and jumped on to the tracks of the Cincinnati Hamilton and Dayton road, which runs parallel with the Pennsylvania at that point. The trucks light.*/ squarely on the rails, and continued running until they smashed into :i pilot of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton engine running in the opposite direction. The Pan handle train evidently did not suffer any inconvenience owing to the loss of trucks, as it was not discovered until . Trebeins was reached, and then it was found that the body of the freight ear was held in position by the couplings and had ran two miles without any wheels. The accident is perhaps with out a parallel in annals of railways.— Columbus (Ohio) Press. Does Wales Scratch His Head? Some one has been protesting against tlie ciuematoscoping of royalty and the i subsequent exhibitions of the photo graphs. on the ground that in one of the series tlie Prince of Wales is repre sented as scratching his royal head. The einematoseoper has hastened to explain that “the movement referred to is sim ply a momentary placing of the hand to the ear, probably to brush away an iu , trusive fly.” Loyal subjects of the „ crown will now be able to sleep peace fully iu their beds without being haunt • ed by the liorrid thought that the heir ; apparent could, under any circumstan . ces whatever, descend to such a plebe : iau action as scratching liis head.— London Figaro. Politely Intended. “What do you think of my work with the camera?” asked the young man who is an enthusiastic amateur photog rapher. “It's splendid in its way,” replied tlie girl who means well. “It's better than 1 any of the professional caricaturists * can do.”—Washington Star. f i She —And now. Charlie, I suppose - to-morrow you will have to speak to papa about our engagement? He— j Yes, dearest, I suppose I must. (After .j a pause) “Has your father got a tele -1 \ nhono')—QAmnrrllla Tniirdfll. ; j TOPICS FOR FARMERS 'A DEPARTMENT PREPARED FOR OUR RURAL FRIENDS. ; i Money in Winter Fattening of Sheep —Handline Corn in the Stalk -Clover u Profitable Crop—Buy Only the Best Stock—Odds and Ends. Fattening Sheep and Lambs. There is always money to be made In winter fattening of sheep, and still | more in the fattening of lambs, whieh jin this case are yearlings. But to make the money requires experience in buy ing the right class of stock to feed, and still more in feeding so as to keep the animal always from becoming cloyed. This is very difficult, and requires lx>th ' close attention and practical discrimi nation in the kinds and amounts of feed to he given. A thrifty growing animal is always preferable to one that is scrawny and poor. If digestion in either sheep or lamb is once injured, the animal never fully recovers. Hence the beginning of feeding ought always to be very light, and part of It should be of bran and a teaspoonful of oil meal mixed with it for each animal at a feed ing. After a week’s feeding on this a ! few oats, whole, may be a added, les sening the amount of bran at the same time. As the weather grows colder, whole corn may be substituted for one tliird and finally one-half of the oats. With this mixed feed, bran, oil meal, oats and corn sheep will seldom get off their feed if it is limited to what will be eaten clean each day. Handling Corn in the Stalk. Well-eared corn is very heavy to han dle. It takes thirty to thirty-five hills of corn to make a stook, and even after it has dried out as much as it will be- ] fore winter, such a stook is pretty heavy lifting on a high wagon. When ever it is desired to clear a field of com, low-wheeled wagons with low racks should be used. Two men can work to much better advantage than one, the one oil the ground cutting the hill against which the stook is built and lift ing the stook from the bottom, while the one on the load grasps the top, plac ing it where he wishes on the load, and keeping each stook separate as far as possible. This makes it much easier to unload. With a low wagon and two men not afraid of work, a large clear ing can be made in a corn field by one day’s labor, and the corn be drawn un der shelter, where it can be husked dur ing weather too stormy or cold to per mit comfortable husking in the field. Raise Clover. Clover will go a long way toward making a farm profitable. Think how many ways it can be utilized —for pas ture. for hay, for feediug the stock or feeding the land; sometimes serving tlie double purpose of feeding the stock and then going back to the soil in the manurial product. Fear not raising too much; it will always find a mar ket. q Begin with the Best Stock. It is very difficult for a farmer who is just beginning in this business, and who finds all sorts of expenses accumu lating, to make up his mind to secure only the best stock, no matter what it cost. Yet if lie really understands his business this is what he will do if Ills purchase lias to be restricted to a sin gle animal. Breeding from this he can soon stock up to the extent that his farm requires, and his profits on his live stock increase will be'generally greater than from the growing and sale of crops. It is tlie advantage of the live stock on the farm that if managed as it should be, that It will make the farm pay Avhile it is being all the time made richer, and that thus it will make the growing of crops ultimately profitable. Manuring in the Fall. There is much less waste by fall ma ! nuring than is commonly supposed. If * fresh manure from stables is drawn j out as made and spread over the sur ! face, tlie winter snows and rains leacii through it, and whatever soluble fer | tility it contains slowly soaks into the i soil. Unless the surfaee is frozen or the land is flooded from running water coming from above, there is never any washing of the surface soil to carry off its fertility. On the contrary, the ma nure is much better mixed with the soil than it could be if left until spring, when if plowed under the rains seldom j come heavy enough to thoroughly soak I tlie manure in the soil. Forest Leaves. It is very often advised by agricul tural writers to go into the forests and secure leaves for bedding for horses and other stock. There is no objection to this if other bedding cannot be easily obtained. But the leaves are procured with tlie idea that they are a valuable addition to tlie manure heap. On the contrary they are of very little value there, as when rotted down a very large heap of leaves will make only an in significant amount of leaf mould, whose chief value is in the potash it contains. But in the forest the leaves serve an important purpose, keeping the soil moist under them. Great Corn State. lowa is the best corn producing State. There are about 31,000,000 acres of farm land in the State, of which 20,- 000,000 are improved, and 16,000,000 cultivated. The average farm con sists of 153 acres; 141,979 farmers work their own farms, and 58.987 are ten ants. Farm value is $1,088,003,978. with mortgages amounting to $138,- 585,000. Only 83.552 farms have mort gages of less than 42 per cent, of their value. The corn crop of lowa amounts to more than all its other agricultural products combined.—Rural World. Weeds as Fertilizers. The University of Virginia has been ! xxperimeuting with weeds in order to determine their value as fertilizers, tak ing their proportion of nitrogen, phos phoric acid and potash as the criterion , of commercial value. Fifty species of weeds were taken for the experiment, , and of these fifty the highest in value ! per dry ton was the common poke berry , (phytolocca deeandar), which indicated that a dry ton of this would equal as ma nure what would cost $21.93 if the chemical matters above named had ’ been bought for manure. The lowest in value of the fifty thus used for ma nure would be common panic grass (panicuin virgatura), which would be worth only $3.40 per ton, estimated iu ! the same way. Strange to say, some closely allied species of grass showed high manurial value. The common c-rab grass (panicum sanguinale), stands third on the list, with a value of $13.39 per ton. One very remarkable fact is the exceptional value of the poke berry. This is given as $21.93, while the next on the list, bitter dock (the common runnex obtuslfolius) is but $16.26; all the others down to tlie panic grass fol lowing each other iu fractions of the dollar only between them. Best Pies from Old Sows. In looking out for young breeding | sows, the farmer jsrtoo apt to overlook I the sow that has borne one or two good i litters of pigs, and is now worth more \ as a breeder than at any former time of I her life. So long as the sow is herself growing she cannot do full justice to furnishing tlie framework of tlie grow ing litter which she carries. Hence there are always one or more runts in litters from immature sows. The pigs from an old sow will l>e larger framed and more vigorous in every way. They will also make better breeders than pigs from small, immature sows can be, however well they may be fed. i Manures for Onions. Onions need rich land, but it must be land made rich by previous manuring rather than by application of fresh or even composted manure. In other words, the fertility must be diffused through the soil, so that it can make a solid seed bed. Fresh manure makes the soil too light, so that the roots of onions run down, and the crop becomes very largely scullions. In all cases where the soil is not naturally rich enough to produce the largest crops of onions the deficiency must be made up with nitrogenous and mineral commer cial fertilizers, which will compact the i soil rather than loosen it. • . ; f The Poultry House. A flock of fifty hens is as large as is j profitable in one pen. A house Bx2o or 25 feet, with liberal yard room, is about right. The hens should be con fined each day until they are through laying, so that none but absolutely fresh eggs will always be secured, and an honest man’s reputation is thus sav ed from question. To Break Up a Sitting: Hen. I use a light frame two feet square j and two feet high. I cover the top with a board, and around the four sides I have wire netting, about two-inch mesh. I put this frame in the yard among the other hens and enclose the I criminal iu it. She can see the flock, and while endeavoring to gain her lib erty she forgets her broody habit. A day or two in the box is enough.—Ex. Drainage. When water stands in pools in a field, drainage is necessary. If the land is uneven and the subsoil of stiff clay, pools will be formed, and remain until late in the spring. Tile drainage is best, as it removes tlie surface water by drawing off that below, thus male- ; ing the soil more porous, and permit ting the land to come into condition for plowing earlier in the spring. ( Have Windbreaks. Windbreaks are appreciated in win ter. To grow them set out a row oi two of arbor vitae or Norway spruce, keeping the young plants trimmed the > first year or two, and then permit them to grow undisturbed. Placed on the [ north side of a barn or house, the thick hedge (for that is what it will he), will add greatly to the protection of the buildings. Bulldog Stops a Runaway. Councilman Bungay, of Spokane, Wash., has a bulldog that is worth owuiug. Outside of keeping trouble some dogs away from the store anti fighting worthless curs it developed a new power the other day. It stopped a runaway horse. Every one going out on East Sprague street knows the dog. He lies in front of Mr. Bungay’s f store, and is friendly to all who treat him kindly, but a terror to others. He was having a nice nap when he was awakened by a cry of “runaway.” A delivery horse had broken the weight from the hitching strap and was com ing down Sprague street at a lively 1 gait. The dog saw what was up, and at once located the strap dragging on the ground. He made a jump for one end, getting his teeth firmly fastened in it the first time. The speed of the horse was sufficient to jerk the dog into the air, but he held on to the strap all the time, and when he could brace himself for a moment would set his feet into the earth and jerk back. The horse could stand this only a short dis tance, finally being brought to a stand still. A number of men ran out and took the animal by the bridle, and as soon as they did so the dog let go of the j strap, and shaking tlie dust off him self, sauntered back to the store, go ing to sleep in the same old spot. Gen. Lew Wallace’s Stepmother. The finest quality of a great soul is. perhaps, that of being unconscious of its altitude, and many who think of others so much that they have time to think of self but little, would l>e j surprised to hear their virtues set. forth. | i “Speaking of great men with greitt | ; mothers,” said a well-known orator,' 4 “I think Gen. Lew Wallace was t;lie . most fortunate of all the famous raen j ] I know in stepmothers. His stepm.oth- f er was a woman of jreat intellect, and , of superior talent. In regard to their 1, affection for each otler there is ... good j ] story. It was just after the public.*! , tion of ‘Ben Hur.’ And what do you , j think of my book?’ the author asked i : of his stepmother. Mrs. ZereJda Wal- ] lace. . t “ ‘Oh, it is a grard book, my son,’: said Mrs. Wallace, ‘tut where did you ‘ get that beautiful fliaraeteu of uie ij , mother of “Ben Hurt” ’ “ ‘Why, my dear nDther. I thouglrt of ; you every line whit* I wrote it/ re- \, plied the general, as he put bis arm around her.” Monkeys Compreaend Pictures. The monkeys of Soith America seem * to comprehend the meaning of pic tures. for they often grin with merri ment, it is said, at a •omic design. , Cholly—Do you thiik it very wic-ked in me to bet on the rices? Ethel—No— f not if yon patronize .-sum* poor book maker who really nedS- the money.— Puck. ± I l’’ SOUTH POLE SHAKEN. EARTHQUAKE BREAKS BERGS FROM ANTARCTIC ICE CAP. Floating Ice in the Southern Sea Gives Information of the Convulsion of Nature—ls the Third Time the Event Has Been Recorded. Big Bergs Afloat. HE south pole * ias cen shaken - l|J by an earthquake; under the vast iSjlj” s * :ret^e ' s ' ce been a mighty convulsion of na- I ~ ture, and the fact ft i.Alla 1 has been made V known by the im ■ mense icebergs J dislodged by the shock. The strange messengers have brought their news slowly. Five years ago, ac cording to the computations of the Hy drographic Office of the Navy Depart ment, the earthquake took place. Since that time the southern sea has been tilled with great bergs, slowly drifting northward into navigable waters* until at last their size and numbers have proved beyond doubt that their origin can be found only in some disturbance of the bed upon whicih the antarctic ice cap rests. The information has just been given out in tine official statement prepared by the Hydrographic Office for the use of those who gotdown to the sea in ships. This is the third and greatest of the recorded upheavals of the ice' regions about the south pole. The first took place in 1832, the second in 1854, and the recent one, it is believed, intlß9l. It has covered the southern sea with bergs greater than the city of Chicago and rendered navigation to the far south unsafe for years to come, forftlie bergs melt slowly. Large masses of ice have been met with before by ves sels in the South Atlantic, but never in such great numbers. Capt. Doan of the /American. ship Francis in February, 1893, when the number of bergs iirst began to increase noticeably, passed close-to six icebergs, each several miles in length, and from 300 to 400 feet high, wfithin twenty-four hours, and after a nijghit of peril from floating ice found himself at daybreak ■confronted by an immense. barrier of rice stretching as far as he could see from aloft. This was'in latitude 51 degrees 1 minute south,, longitude 49 ■degrees 15 minutes west. In December of the same year the! British bark Beech wood,, met with a monster berg in latitudel47 degrees 7 minutes south, longitude 41 degrees 44 minutes west. Officers.of the\Beecli wood estimated that the mass* of ice was twenty miles long and between 300 •and 400 feet high. During the same month the captain of the Drumcralg '■sighted a berg twenty-live or thirty miles‘long and 300 feet high in latitude •49 degrees 34 minutes south, longitude •45 degrees 53 minutes west. The average size of the bergs ■off by the recent earthquake is o. thing hard to determine, for they are reported as varying greatly. The average, how ever, is greater than in, the previous cases of 1832 and 1854. . The'immense isize of the masses of ice dislodged by •the shock will be appreciated when it is remembered that only' about one ninth of the berg appears' l above the (surface of the water. The occurrence of an earthquake alone is sufficient to |account for lee-' ' SOUTH POLAR ICE CAP IS BROKEN. bergs of this size. There are other the ories i advanced to account for the dis lodgin T of masses of ice from the ice cap, bl t all the features of the appear ance ot the icebergs in the South At lantic, l heir number, size, shape and general . nature go to prove the recent occurred *e of an earthquake at the pole, by 4 *vhicli the edge of the ice cap has beenri broken loose. The entire re gion in- tl» ‘ neighborhood of the south pole appeal rs to be covered by this ice mantle, w.ii bout, any inlet to its interior for the cute nice of warm water to dis solve a mil bt eak it up. The bergs from the antarctic continent do not begin to melt untill they have drifted four hun dred miles toward South America or Africa. So the force necessary to break pieces' thirty miles long from the ■solid mass of tB e-antarctic ice cap may be appnaciated. fiimest in the world. The New' Female Prison at Joliet, 111., Bears Tta&» Distinction. The ne w Joliet, IQ., female peniten tiary been completed, and the women <cnviets transferred to their pew quarters. The building is 50 by 100 feet, iigirt three s':ories high. It is built of Joliet stone, most of which j came from .the penitentiary quarry. On ;each side, of the en trance stand two SENATOR JOHN SHERMAN, Man Wlio, According to Some Political Wiseacres, la Slated for Secretary of State in McKinley’s Cabinet. large columns of masonry reaching to the top of the building, and the four corners of the structure are adorned with turrets. At the right of the first floor as one enters are the matron’s parlor and sleeping apartments. On the left is the deputy warden’s room. At the northeast corner of the building Is the dining-room, connected with the kitchen on the third floor by a dumb waiter. This floor is also supplied with bathrooms. On the second floor, west side, Is the hospital, a beautiful room for convalescents, and two rooms designed for isolated wards in cases of contagious diseases, which can also be used for sleeping apartments. On the third floor, east side, is the kitchen. On the west side, four solitary con finement cells, bathrooms, etc. On the first floor of the cellhouse are the chap el, knitting-rooms, ironing-room, laun ry and dry-room, bathrooms, kitchen and the fanroom for heating and ven tilating the building. The air in all I departments is changed every fifteen minutes. Heat and electricity are con- NEW FEMALE PBISON AT JOLIET. ducted from the power-house of the prison proper in a conduit. A mas sive iron stairway leads to the second story, where there are 100 cells, ar ranged in two rows along each side of the spacious corridor, with a small gallery between the upper and lower tiers. Each cell is 7 by 8 by 10 feet, and is provided with a window, an exhaust flue, hot air duct, water, in candescent light, etc. The building is absolutely fireproof. The roof Is so attached to the building that it can he raised if another story be needed. The building was begun last April, and 100 convicts have been working on it all summer, under the supervision of Warden Allen and his assistants. The total cost is within the appropriation, which was 575,000. Prison experts who have inspected it say it is the finest female prison in the world. There are sixty-eight female convicts, and Miss Madden, the matron, has made a good record. Instinct. ‘Can you lend me $10?” asked the two-headed girl of the fat lady. “Guess I can,” said the fat lady, “but you don't meau to tell me you have spent all your salary already?” “I—l didn't mean to,” replied the two-headed girl, almost in tears, “but there was such a lovely vase put up at auction, and I got to bidding against myself before I thought.”— Cincinnati Enquirer. He— ‘‘Madam, you have my assur ance that lam a gentleman!” She—“l have no reason to doubt your assur -1 ance.”—Harlem Life. — If it is proper to give a supper, and ! call it a tea, why isn't it proper to call ! a breakfast a pancake? ■ A STORY OF GEN. WALLACE. An Agent’s Amusing Mistake in Con founding Burro with Bureau. . When Gen. Lew Wallace was serv t ing as Territorial Governor of New Mexico a few years ago he shipped Sliome to Indiana a carload of curios for his friends. The collection for the most part consisted of boxes of miner als, furs, Indian blankets and bead work, and with them was included « a diminutive Mexl t can burro or donkey « intended for a gen. Wallace, neighbor’s child as a pet. When the car reached its destina tion the freight agent in checking up I the contents of the ear misunderstood the word “burro,” and, thinking that it was the phonetic attempt of some illiterate railroader to spell “bureau,” was unable to find any piece of furni ture to fit the bill of lading. On the other hand, he found in the car a long eared donkey, not included in the bill. According to custom, whenever ir regularities are discovered, he prompt ly telegraphed back to tfie snipping point: “Car No. 27,390, Albuquerque, consigned Wallace, arrived minus one bureau, plus one jackass. Please trace and notify.” Gen. Wallace himself dictated the answer: “Change places with the jackass.” THE CYCLE SKATE. Bicycle and Roller Skate the Latest Pneumatic Tire Locomotion. The latest idea in pneumatic tire lo comotion is a machine which the in ventor calls the “cycle skate.” The men responsible for the curious affair took for their model the safety bicycle and the ordinary roller skate, the result be ing a mongrel which, like all other in ventions, is “going to revolutionize cy cling.” It consists of a steel frame, light but strong, which clamps on to the sole and heel of the shoe, and to this, directly beneath the heel and toe, are fastened two large wheels. They, are made of either wood or steel, and are equipped with either solid rubber or small pneumatic tires. The skates, having only two wheels each, are even more difficult to manage than a bicy cle, and an additional charm will be had in spinning over the highways and byways in that it will be a trick to master the cycle skate. The wheels are about three inches in diameter. The new invention is intended as much for the road as the rink. Os course, the cycle skate can lie of little use ex cept where the roads are hard and smooth. Asphalt, macadam or a well rolled dirt road will serve the purpose nn\\V cycle skating. admirably. The same exhilaration which skimming over the ice produces is felt when mounted on a pair of cycle skates. Animals and Earthquakes. Inhabitants of lands subject to eaivii »iuakes believe that they can tell when a shock is going to happen by feeling unusually depressed and languid. But the effect of a coming quake is even more marked in animals. In Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, dogs, eats and jerboas get very restless. Just before the first shock in the Riviera in Feb ruary, 1887, a groom noticed how fidgety his horses were, laying back their ears and declining to be calmed. Sea birds have been seen flying inland before a severe shock in Chill, while dogs have bolted in hot haste from a Mexican town, as if eager to escape from falling ruins and a too early grave. It Is only hungry fish that snap at bait.