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THE WICKED WORLD.
OCCURRENCES THEREIN FOR
SIOWA'S HOUR OF GRIEF.
YOUR UNCLE ANSE 3ilOOO OF A
Ky. John Jayne ITiit-rrlHe't by K--Itv,
MlUt'a Kiprl-nc Su Fraarlaoo Cop.
pra Takan for Brir-n derar rur
I.. !otieit-Ilvnu for Mooalara Na (tkow in
Counaclieut fur Jolin. 1
1(H)K I'OUCEMEH FOB HU KULAKS.
An Oia t?ea Captain and III Bon Ilava a
Tolice Officer Kuott attempted to arrest
Thomas Goldlng, Jr., an employe of the
liydrog-raphlc office, at the house ot LU
parunU In San Francisco, on a charge of
horse stealing. . Mr. Goldlng, Sr.. who is an
old 1'aciDu Mall steamship captain, repelled
the officer with a cutlass, and when he waa
ro-in forced by Officers Drown, Oould, and
Magee, Goldlng was Misted by hi wife
L.11J son. A number of abuts were fired,
and when the Guldlnjrt were Anally ar
retted and taken to Jail it waa found that
old Mr. Goldlng had a bullet wound in the
back that will probably prove fatal. The
Goldlngs claim to have mistaken the police
for burglars. This was also the view taken
by a citizen named B. V. Mann, who at
tempted to arrett one of the policemen and
was knocked senaale.
AID FOK FLOOD eUFFEKERS.
The Mayor of Cherokaa Bends Oat an Ap
v peal Five Hundred Homeless.
Mayor David li. Illoom, of Cherokee.
Iowa, has sent out an appeal for aid. There
are 500 people tn the place who are home
less and who will have to be supplied with
f nod and shelter. The low to the town is
estimated at f.SJ.OOO. The damage has
been great', along be Maple River and Ida
Grove, Oorrectlonvllle. Daubury, Holsteln
and Hattle Creek. Including the intermedi
ate country, have been deluged. Two chil
dren were drowned near Oorrectlonvllle and
one man near Galva. Large nuintars if
cittle have been .drowned. Hall storms at
llolstoln ruined all crops on a tract three
tulles wide and tun miles long.
WIL ACT. INSTEAD OF PREACH.
Tbe Rev. John Jayne to Leave the Pulpit
for the stag-.
..IIH....Jlnl)ter8 of the
Christian denominations in the West has
been the Ilev. John Jayne, of Falmouth, Ky.
" tliuujrulx tsfttnrue n niV nntrUMl.
altar a lineal descendant of Henry Clay
Tho announcement ii authoritatively made
that he has resigned his pastorate and Is
cotng on the stage. He will essay dramatic
parts. Tho news causes a wide sensation in
the leading church circle and great regret
among the heads of tho denomination
CHINESE FANATICS STILL ACTIVE.
A Band of Muiderers on the March to
Commit Fresh Massacre.
Advices by the steamer Hut a via. stated
that Consul General Leonard, at Shanghai,
had notified Admiral Itelknup, of tho Asl
utic squadron, thut the band of Chinese
who detroytd the Woo Slch French Mis
sion wero at o Clioo. en rjuto for Hianj;
hul, and that it wus feareJ they would next
attack the French missions, eighteen miles
. from Shanghai, and at Suchakar. four miles
frjm Shanghai. Ouo French and one Rus
sian gunboat had arrived at Shanghai,
making nine gun1xats for up-river service.
ON TOE DIAMOND.
flow the Clubs En jp;fed n tbe National
tiauie fit ami.
Following is a showing of the standing of
each of the teams of the different associa
tions: KATIONAI. LEAGUE,
W. K Vc.i W. Jj. fe.
New York ..31 ai .500 Ihilalelp,s..9 27 .iOJ
blcagi....3J TS ,f9:i Hrooklyns...'i6 U0 .401
liohtons SO 21 .545 TUtsburfrs. .'Jl SI .4' 4
Clvelands..30 27 .3J5 CinclnuaUs.2J 33 .301
W. Ij. Vo.i W. I VC.
Postons s-j 2) .liitf Columbus.. 3) si .40
ht. Louis.... 4 j 24 .C36 rbilaJelp's..-J 39 .4 ."J
Baltimore.... SI M .OitO louis villus .27 40 .it
Cinclnnatls..8t 32 'IJVashinufusP 3 ,'Jiij
J.-tt WESTERN A SSOCIATIOM.
r . w i ae. 1 w. rA
Omahat !2 20 Kansas C'ys.27 Bo
Eefused to Xatarall-a a Chinaman.
At New Haven, Conn., Lee Hoo, a China
man who has lived for fourteen years in
this country, mado application for natural
ization. Judgo Demlnz refused to grant
full naturalization papers, though he
thought that tho act of Congress forbidding
the admission of Chinese as citizens was
wrong In principle, but issued flist papers,
so that In rase of the repeal of thn law Hoo
can be admitted ou this document without
Failure of a Nebraska Rank.
J, M. Mcknight, National Bank Exam
iner, took charge of the Red Cloud (Neb.)
National Bank, and closed its doors. This
Is the second national hank failure at this
city within a month. The milling firm of
K. Gtoxg & Co.. at Cannon Falls, Minn., has
made an assignment for the benefit of Its
creditors. Tho assets amount to 101,162, and
the liabilities foot up nearly $150,000.
Indiana Murdtrr Pardoned.
Pylvcater Ilassett, of Shelby County, In
.dlana. who was sentenced In 188? to eight
een years' imprisonment for killing his
brother, hat been pardoned by Governor
JJIaverThc brother wn drunk and abus
ing his aged father, when Sylvester Inter
'fared. A fight ensued, in which the cider
, brother was stabbed t the heart.
Mnst Pay Taxes on Its Land.
The decision of the Indiana Supremo
Court holding that the old State Hoard of
Agriculture is a private corporation is
likely to cost the corporation considerable
money, as tho Mate Auditor has determined
to place its real estate a tract of land
lying in Indianapolis and worth $300,000
on the tax list
Fire In Cleveland.
At Cleveland, Ohio, fire at the Canfleld
oil works caused a loss of 133.000. on which
there is an Insurance of $23,000. A planing
mill and 'several piles of lumber belonging
to Woods, Jen ks & Co., adjoining, wero also
burned, causing a loss of $10,000,
Death Canted by Lightning.
Near Oak Lake, Man., at Archibald Mal
colm's farm, a bolt of lightning killed a
team of horses and a Frenchman standing
near, while the driver was unhurt. Mr.
Malcolm was standing Insldo a window at
the house, an l was stunned.
Tho Coming Wheat Crap.
Apparently the wheat crop of 1601 will be
the heaviest ever harvested In this country.
Not only is the condition of the crop better
than in many years past at. this time, bat
the acreage Is the largest ever known. Ex
perts estimate tho probable crop at between
rSO.000.000 and 640,000.000 bushels. The
greatest yield hitherto was In 1884, when
tl3,000,000 bushels were gathered.
) ' Endowment for rrlneo'on.
I' Princeton (N. J.) Collegs has been richly
endowed this year. ,, In. the address of
rre&ident Tatton allusions wers made to
bequests which will foot up to nearly f400,
C00. 6oin of the new buildings recently
eroded are: Majnetlc observatory, blo
lotl 'al hall, dynamo building, art museum,
chemical hall, Albert Hod hall, Clio hall
and Whig halL '
IlEaPF.CTED THEIR DK All,
lleeaose the Grave Wat Dug Nest a Mur
derer's a ISurlal W as Postponed.
There was great consternation at the
Fark Cemetery where lies the body of
Bcheelo, the murderer, says a Bridgeport,
Conn., dispatch. Thotuat Thornton, an
Englishman, died Friday night His friends
purchased a single burial plot at the Fark
cemetery. In this cemetery graves are
sold by number. The number they bad
called for a grave next to that of
Hcbeele. After th coffin had been
take front tbe aaarae and mourning friends
had gathered about the grave some one re
marked that it was a shame that a man like
Thornton should be burled beside a mur
derer. Others thought so, too, and It was
decided to persuade the sexton. If possible,
to dig another grave. He said, however,
that he had no authority to do this, and It
was finally arranged to place the body In
the receiving vault until another plot could
Activity at PlCaburg Brisk Trade at
R. D. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade
Signs of Improvement in 'business grow
more frequent and distinct, though there Is
nothing like a radical change as yet The
situation which has prevailed during the
year gives way but slowly to Increased con
fidence, the more slowly because of a few
failures In woolens at Philadelphia and
In leather and shoes in the East Yet
the soundness of the commercial situation
is generally recognized, and the hesi
tation which remains is rightly at
tributed mainly to uncertainties regarding
the demand for gold from - Europe
and the financial situation there. Hence
dispatches announcing the settlement of
difficulties which have been hanging over
tbe London market and which were sup
posed to affect one or more houses having
large interests In this country, are regard
ed with satisfaction. vVhlle gold continues
to leave England for Hussla the banking
institutions of Western Europe are well
supplied, and In this country treasury dis
bursements have been enormous. The one
point of danger Is still the exceedingly
strained condition of credits abroad on ac
count of past disastrous speculations.
AMHERST'S NEW PRESIDENT.
Merrill Edward OsUi Now tho Head or tho
The weather conditions attending the
formal inauguration of President Merrill
Edwurd Gates, of Amherst College, were
perfect The Ber. Richard 8. Storrs, IX IK
LL. I)., delivered the addross on tho part of
the trustees welcoming tbe new President
The retiring Pr.sldent Julius IL Soelye.
then formally delivered to his successor the
keys, charter, ana neal of institution,
and Dr. Storrs then declared Dr. Gates
formally Inaugurated President of the In
hls Inaugural address. Tho alumni have
secured representation In tho Board of
GREEK CUl'RCH RITES.
Christening of a Little Daughter of a Now
A little daughter of Anthony P. Balll
was christened according t J tho rites of the
Greek Church at New York. The number
ot people of Greek faith in this city is not
large, and about flro years ago the Russian
Government withdrew the representative
of the church. Plnce that time baptisms
and marriages among them have been rare.
The nearest points at w hich the religious
rites could be solemnized were London,
New Orleans and San Francisco. Occasion
ally a Greek priest from New Orleans or
Ban FrancNco has been brought to N-.iw
York to perform important ceremonies.
PAULINE MARKHAM'S TROUBLES.
Report that She Has Sued for a Divorce
from Kandolph Murray.
Pauline M.irkham. who was no mo years
ago a bright particular star of the burlesque
stage, has separated from her husband,
Randolph Murray, and for five months the
couple have been maintaining separate es
tablishments in New York. It is now ru
mored that Miss Markham has sued her
husband for divorce on the statutory
ground. This is denied by both Miss Mark
ham and Murray. "We have simply de
cided to live apart," said Miss Markham,
-as we cannot agree together."
IS NOW A CITIZEN.
Secretary rialnVs Foii-ln-Liw (fjtnptates
- 'ills "Nafuralizat Ion.
From San Antonio, Texas, comes the
news that Colonel J. J. Copplngcr, son-in-law
of Secretary Blaine, has become an
renouncing his allegiance to Great Britain.
Colonel Copplnger took out his first -papers"
some years ago, but neglected to
complete the necessary steps to become a
full-fledged citizen until his attention was
called to the matter a few days since.
CHAUNCEY DEPEtV NOT GUILTY.
All tbe New Haven Officials Except Mana
ger Clark Acqu tted.
At New York tbe jury which for three
days has been trying Chauncey M. DepoW
and other directors of the New York and
New Haven Railway Company for causing
the death of five persons in the tunnel ac
cident on Feb. 20, by permitting the use of
car stoves in their trains, returned a ver
dict of not guilty as to all tho defendants
except General Manager Clark, of the car
heating department who was found guilty.
ROW AMONO THE INDIAN ,
They Steal Cattle from Each Other and
tho IWsnlt Is a Ills; Quarrel.
A letter from Fort Wlngate, New Mexico,
Mates that Troop D., Seond Cavalry, has
left that place for the Indian country,
about 150 miles from there. The Indians
are stealing cattle from each other. The
k irt on ell the dis
turbance. One of the policemen is re
ported killed by the hostllos. This makes
two troops ot cavalry now In the field on
the Navajo and Zurua reservations.
Dame Rumor Says.
Rumors are rife that Mrs. John A. Logan
Is soon going to marry George F- Lemon,
the millionaire penson agent. When Mrs.
Logan sailed tor Europe some weeks ago
she is said to have given a hint of her pur
pose to a few friends. And now Lemon
hincself has gone to Europe and before sail
ing made no secret of his Intention to join
Mrs. Logan's party and travel about the
continent with them. The names of Mrs.
Logan and Captain Lemon were linked for
matrimony some months ago and Idle
tongues can now soe only a marriage abroad
In their presence across the Atlantic this
summer. At the time of the report both
entered a strong denial. But now there are
a great many who believe the report to be
To Repair the Delphi a.
The Navy Department will resume the
repair of the Dolphin July 1 at tbe Norfolk
navy yard, when the appropriations for tho
next fiscal year will be available. But the
department appears to have abandoned the
Idea of fitting up the vesaal to replace the
Dispatch and only the ordinary repairs will
be made. The President and such guests
of tbe nation as are tt be transported by
water from place to place must continue to
use the old vessel
There is unlimited joy at the Chicago
Postofflce. Postmaster Sexton forgot the
hot weather and danced a -muakallonge"
dane with John Hubbard. Tbe cause of
all excitement was the official letter of First
Assistant Postmaster General 8. A. Whit
field, authorizing Col. Sexton to nominate
aud appoint by July 1 10? additional letter
carriers. It U Chicago's grcateU victory
over the 810 free-delivery postofflces of the
entire United Slates, One huudred and
seven extra carriers, if property laced un
der the pei tfectod system of delivery form
ulated by Capt McGrath, superintendent
of frre delivery uud the Postmas er, will, it
is claimed, Insure an aliuont perfectly satis
factory delivery ot mall in that city, even
under the tuo-t adverse circumstances.
Brigands In Rnsalaa Traiiscanraala.
Dispatchrs from Till Is, the capital of
Russian Transcaucasia, state that a band
of brlgauds. seventeen In number, recently
attacked and robbed a mall coach near the
Tillage of Saljan, killing two travelers and
severely wounding a postilion. The brig
ands then attacked and pillaged the village
ot Sajan and escaped with the booty se
cured. A squadron of Cossacks has been
sent la pursuit of the outlaw.
Cotwrabl Freshmen Win.
In the freshmen race at New London,
Conn., Columbia won by three lengths, time
0:41; Yale. second, time 0:53: Harvard
third, time 0:5a. The course was two miles
long. Tbe result was; a complete surprise,
as Columbia had not been considered "la it"
by anyone who , had formed his Judgment
from the practice of crews. Columbia's
time Is tbe best on record. In fact U
three crews made fast time, owing to the
wind and tide.
Death of Edwin Forrest's Widow.
Catherine N. Sinclair. th widow of the
dead tragedian. Edwin Forrest died at New
York, at the age of 74. Though one well
known as the wife Of the famous star and
later on as an actress of no mean ability,
her closing years were paased in the dark
est obscurity. Broken in health and fort
une, she lived her last days beneath the
roof ot on old friend, and weut to ber grave
unknown and forgotten.
Feginn'ng of tho Work. i
The first start has been made upon the
World's Fair buildings at Jackson Park,
Chicago. In the history of the Columbian
Exhibition will ba written the fact that the
woman's building was the first one begun.
Chlcagoans will come in for a share of tbe
glory, for tbe contractors of the carpenter
work are citizens of Chicago.
Clondbnrst la North Carolina.
A report comes from Cherokee County,
North Carolina, of a terrible cloudburst
there lately. Two Illicit distillers named
Harvey Agnew and Jack Newton, who hap
pened to be near by were Instantly killed.
A number of farms for miles below were in
undated and growing crops suffered a loss
of several thousand dollars.
Killed Four 01 the Mob.
At Batonya, a town of Hungary, a crowd
of field laborers, incited by socialist agi
tators, made an attack upon tbe town halL
Had it not been for tbe determined resist
ance offered by a small force of policemen
tbe mob would probably have wrecked the
building. The officers killed, four nf.
Liabilities Half a Million.
Alley Bros. & Place, leather dealers, of
Boston, have assigned. The Alley brothers
are sons of John B. Alley, and the latter
was a $400,000 special partner. Liabilities.
$:t00.000 to $500,000. The assignee is W. A
Rust, of tho Freeman's Bank. Mr. Place
and Mr. Alley both say that creditors will
recolvo 100 cents on the dollar.
Itlrchall Didn't Confess.
Dean Wade, who was the spiritual adviser
of Reginald Blrchall, banged at Woodstock,
Out., last fall for the murder of Benwell,
emphatically denies the story that he had
admitted that Blrchall confessed to him
and that be had refrained from making the
confession public because it implicated
By a mandate filed in tho United States
Court at St. Paul, Minn., the Great North
ern Road must turn over to the Northern
Pacific the funds received from the sale of
808,000 acres near where the two roads cross
at Glyndcn, Minn. Many more thousand
acres are Involved In thedocMon.
Died While Playing Foot-Rail.
A special from Marlon, Ind., says: Stev
en Stakenberir, a student at tho Normal
College, died suddenly while playing foot
ball. He stooped to pick up the ball, fell.
and expired instantly. Stakenberg lived
ut Carthagenu, Ohio.
"Tho Soudan," the same grand spectacu
lar military play which ran 109 consecutive
nights at Boston, opens at McVlcker's,
Chicago, July 1.
Dr. Taimage's I'rother Dead.
Dr. John Talmage. a brother of the Rev.
Dr. T. De Witt Talmage, the Brooklyn
divine, died suddenly at Soiuervlllu N- J .
Hero's an Opening.
The Board of Trade of Dead wood, S. D ,
has offered a bonus of $20,000 to any one
who will build a hotel there to cost not less
Broke the Steamship Record.
The steamship Furst Bismarck, from New
York for Southampton, made the trip In 8
days 10 hours 10 minutes. This beats tht
Drafting Them Into tho Army,
Capt Pratt, of the Carlisle (Pa.) Indian
school, has been trying to Induce young
Sioux Indians to Join the regular army.
United In Death.
James Holaen, of Foster vlllo, Tenn,, was
fatally stabbed by an unknown negro.
Holden shot tho negro-dead.
Death on the Rail.
A. II. Crandall, proprietor of the Clinton
(Mo.) iron-works was killed In a railroad
accident at Lowry City, Mo.
Cattle Common to Prime..
, 3 50 $H 6.05
4.00 at 4.63
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70 . 6 78 ...
.17 M .111
.09 C5 .08'
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noos bnipptng tirades
Wheat No. 2 Red.
Con No. 2
oats No. 9
Hot i,er (Tioloa TreiinYy .7.7."
Ohk-Fu11 Cream, flats
Potatoes New. per brl
Hons Cholco Lhjht
Hhkep Cotnmou to Prime
Whsat No. 8 Nd
Cobn No. 1 White
Wrkat-No. 8 Red 'm
Conn No. 8
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4.ti0 tt t.OO
4.00 tfft 6.00
4. co t.00
Oats No. a
Wmsat-No. 8 Bed
obh No. a
Oats No. a Mixed
Wheat-No. a Bed
Coax No. a Ysllow
Oats-No. 8 White
Corn Cash ,
Oats No. 1 Whits
Cattlb Commou to Prime.
Wheat No. a Spring
Corn No. 8....
Oats-No. 8 White ""
.73 ' ($
8.00 t 5.50
ft.M rt CO
8.75 M 8.00
1. a4 1.004
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1 M9 1-034
Barley No. ,.... .126.96.36.199.' 7 " "
Hbiep 7 J
Wbrat No. 8 Bad.
Cork No. 8
Oats JlUad Western
Eoos Waa Urn
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Ones In o rscs I stood well front,
And I saw tha p ize was mii t that day.
When a wanderer bud nw stop and tell
Of two roads Rhieh tbs better way.
I gated on Lis lacs; it n -d worn,
Twould Lavs puiued mf "r to ,aJ Llnl
I stopped and jruldd Mm on hl4 path,
And Is blessed ms as be turned away.
My race was lost snl vif rival won.
But ray heart felt better for what I'd done.
III. W. Lor.lgant In Boston lian'crlpt.
WHO DID THE WOOING?
BY FRED WATtNitR 8UIBLBY.
It somehow leaked out la the Big
Creek section that Martha Ana Toda
proposed to Jim Simkins.
How tho tory got afloat no ono. ex
actly knew, for Martha certainly never
told it herself, and a for James, he waa
never known in tbe whole course of his
existence to have told anything. Any
how, tho report got afloat, and soon
everyone far and near waa talking about
it, and at every candy party and "sugar
in1 off" someone was bound to brinsc up
the subject, and then the' question wai
added, "Did Martha Ana really pro
pose?" The facts in the case were that Martha
Ann and James were engaged. Uoth
Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Simpkins had
given this new ta the world at Aunt
Jane Woruilcy'a - meeting of tho ' liig
Creek Ladies' Aid. It whs further gen
erally, agreed that James never had
spunk enongh to speak for himself, so it
really became an oppressive mystery to
the good people of the section.
But all these wonderings and supposi
tions would have been cleared up had
they been able to look into the generous
heart of Martha Ann as she sat by the
western window of tho kitchen doing
crochet work, and looking ever and anon
over across the snow fields to the Bim
ktns farmhouse, behind which a sturdy
figure could be seen lustily swinging an
And this was James.
Martha Ann was as comely a girl as
any in the district, and. a Uncle Billy
Nason, the master of the postofflce and
village emporium, averred, 4,by far the
Martha Ann was good to look at. She
was not handsome. She was not pretty.
Her eyes were neither bright black nor
soft blue. IViifeVas-neftEer liQ
Ann was a mighty pleasant to girl to see.
She seemed to have a way of growing on
one, for her voice was always musical,
and her smile ever cheerful and encour
aging. She vim now probably twenty-seven
years of age, perhaps younger it doesn't
matter. She was a woman, healthy, en
ergetic, a farmer's daughter who had
worked nil her life and was proud of it,
who had taken first pri.e at tho county
fair for bread, and had won a medal at
the same institution for a patchwork
quilt. She had made all her own clothes
since ths day she was sixteen, and, be
tides that, she could play an organ all
around the other giris.
That was a big day in tho life of Mtr
tha Ann when her fa'.her came homo
with a six-stop organ on the wood
tlcigh. Such a beauty as it was, too,
with elegant bracket trimmings and a
cute little rack on top for books and
music. It wasn't five minutes after that
organ struck the parlor before 'Corona
tiou" and "The Battle of- Waterloo"
were rolling through the house with so
lublimo and altogether magnificent a
tone that Mother Todd dropped right
down on the haircloth sofa, all in her
old clothes, too, nnd cried, refusing to
be comforted until Martha Ann played
a fow bars of "Nearer, My God, to Thee."
But self-confident ns Martha Ann was,
she had for five years been floating on r
sea of conjecture as to what Jim Simp
kins really meant by coming over to tho
houso and talking politics with her
father and "seeing" her homo from
church every Sunday night. She some
how could not locate James in her list of
..Po- a Inn Hum Martha Ann seriously
and it was not till she felt in ncr unn
that she was all in all to him that she
began to scheme how to make it easy
for James to propose.
For months she labored over this prob
lem. Every onca and awhile of a Sunday
evening, as they strolled home together
by the creek, she would throw out a
"feeler," but he never understood. Dur
ing all this time she made herself as at
tractive as she knew how and played her
sweetest pieces on the organ; with no
further result than getting him ued to
sitting on a haircloth chair without de
siring to tip it back against the wail, as
was his custom with the kitchen furniture.
Although all Iter schemes came to
naught, Martha Ann never lost heart. She
was sure of one thiog and that was thut
James was dying to ask her, but couldn't.
So she looked at it as perfectly proper
that she should help him out.
Tne nearest he had ever come to say
ing something vital was on a day in the
preceding Fall when he had come over
to help her pick somo grafted apples.
These apples were so large and precious
that the greatest care had to be taken in
gathering them, On this occasion James
was up amid tbe branches of the tree on
a etep-laddert sod. Martha Ann stood on
the ground catching each apple, one by
one, in her apron.
Whether looking up so continuously
heightened her coloring or not, James
thought she bad never looked so beau
tiful and altogether womanly before, and
he registered an oath in his hear for
he never swore, that "So help him i 'ncle
John Rogers, he would ask her tho min
ute he trot down. lie even cot quite
brilliant up there on the ladder, and
actually joked while Martha Ann
beamed one continuous smile.
Finallv he cat he red all the apples in
his reach, and so had to come down- to
get a new position. But with each
downward step, down went his courage,
and it was only by a superhuman effort
that he managed to say :
"lou re looking purticr n all git out,
Martha Ann blushed crimson at so
direct a compliment, for she felt thut tho
"You're alwaysVflattcrin' mc,Jamcs,"
"Couldn't sav too much for vou
know you know . Guess I'd better
move the ladder ter the south side the
tree, wouldn't youf
Martha Ann could have cried then and
thcro. Jamo said no more, and the ap
ple gathering went on in silence.
But now. at the time I am writing
about, they were actually engaged, and
the reader will probably come to tho con
clusion that Martha Ann must have pro-
C)sed, just as the worthy gossips of the
ig Creek section figured. The facts
are aa follows;
Martha Ann decided firmly on a cli
max. Either James or she must speak.
If she could induce him to Aeclaro his
love, all well and good; if not, she must
draw him out. If he would not draw
she must tell him the old story herself.
No strategist could have planned a finer
It was the evening of Easter Sunday.
The day had been bright and sunny.
The services at the church had been in
spiring, and James had come home with
her for supper.
After a meal which would have warmed
the heart of a cynic, let alone a healthy
farmer like our hero, all the folks retired
to the parlor, where a rosy fire was glow
ing in tho grate, the dry maple logs
burning slowly, but determinedly, and
every coal which dropped holding its
color for an hour.
Tbe organ was opened, and first tho
pieces sung by the choir that day were
played over, as Martha Ana said, "Just
ter hear how they sounded ter home."
Father Todd sat near the hearth, one
knee overlapping the other, his eyes
looking clean up through the ceiling,
past tho bed room on the second floor,
past the stars in the keen spring sky,
past the boundaries of space into that
"beautiful land of pure delight, where
saints immortal reign," which MarthaAnn
was singing about
Mother Todd sat in her rocker near
him, her arms folded on her iu.L'u.ij
bosom, her round, fair, good old face
beaming with perfect rest and peace.
James stood by the side of the singer
and joined in the choius now and then,
for he had a robust bass voice, which
"might'd amounted ,ter something,"
Martha Ann said, "had he only had the
high train in' of the choir."
And so the early evening passed, and
pretty soon the old people went to sleep
in a fitful way until the worthy sire "al
lowed it might do fer young folks to set
up, but fer as he was concerned, guess
he'd crawl of! ter bed." He was soon
followed by his faithful partner, and the
field was ready for the action to begin.
Martha Ann concluded that she would
not sing any more, for her throat was
getting choked up, and with the greatest
sang froid drew the sofa up before the
fire and sat down, leaving James to look
out for himself.
This move put him in a bad fix. If he
sat down anywhere in the room but in
one place her back would be towards him.
He hemmed a little and wandered aim
lessly about, tried to get interested in a
picture of Mrs. Todd s grandmother, and
finally sat down oa the organ stool.
Martha Ann paid no attention. She
sat with her face in her hands looking in
the fire, as if oblivious of his presence.
There was a silence of intense and
painful presejjoejnthe fOJJCDj Ji.Q3? 0J4
burning fozs. or a stick fell from the
logs into a heap of crimson coals.
James actuully suffered. He had no
more idea what to do under the circum
stances than the traditional child unborn.
But when the stillness began to actually
ache, Martha Ann roused up, and turning
to him said: "Why, James, don't Fet
over there alone. Come and sit on the
sofa here by me and watch the flickerin'.
I jes' see the prettiest littlo home you
ever heard tell of. Come and I'll tell
He blushed crimson at this. Was it
possible? Was this really Martha Ann?
Was he Jim Simpkins? "Come and set
down right aside o' her, and watch the
flickerin' well, I'll bo etarnally!" was
what instantly passed through his brain.
And she had turned again to the fire.
He coughed a little, made as if to get
up, but subsided. He turned all colors.
And there sat Martha Ann , looking so
A look of heroism came into his eyes.
He arose, sat down again, got up once
more, and tho first thing he knew ho was
actually sitting on the same sofa with
her, and she, never moving from her
place near tho middle, continued her
weird stare into the fire.
"James," she said, "I never see such a
buildin' of palaces and a makin' of
stories as thcro is in the fire there to
night." "Can't say as I see much, Martha
"Look there, right side tho dog.
Cnn't you seo the little house there and
the vines a-trailing up over the roof, and
the door wide open and the children a
playin' about, and the old well there
seo it, James, bucket, beam, everything
ies' as- natural as life, and what's them
jes as we are-over the fire."
"You got tnrnal good eyes, Martha
Ann, ter see all them things. P'raps I
aiu h uu luingiuiltion. Dill 1 can I SCO
nothing but some conls a breathing sorter
like as if they hated ter give in."
Martha Ann continued her rapt atten
tion of the drama in the fire, and James
began to get to home on the sofa.
By and by she lifted lr hand and
brushed back her hair, aua then let it
descend in a careless way till it fell on
that of her companion.
"What a great, strong hand you
have," she said, slowly. " Do you know
the marks in the hand? Let me show
you. Soe this longest one curving
around the thumb? That's for long life.
lou will live to bo very old. And cc
this one here, next it ? That's for riches.
and this one here wonder what it's for?
See mine, jes the same mark. Oh! I
know now; 1 remember."
"What's it fer?"
"It's fer love."
The Wcbsterian catalogue was too
limited for the bashful young farmer to
fiud anything to say to this, and so they
sat in silence, her hand still rest in 2 nf-
rnost caressingly on his. v Out in the sitting-room
could be heard the measured,'
solemn tick-took' of the great -oaken
clock, and pirtside the wind breathing
through tho trees added n certain weird
ness to the Sabbath repose. Every now
and then the sound of the old dog in the
woodshed turning over restlessly could
be heard, and all the while the man's
heart was demanding that ho should ex
press himself, a commission the tongue
refused to obey.
Finally Marina Ann, without raising
her head, aid dreamily:
"Do you know, James, I've often won
dered whv you didn't ever git married.
You see. I have always looked upon my
self as a sister to you, wishin' always for
your welfare and hapniness, and I have
asked myself agin and agin, 'Now, why
don' the find some good, truo girl and
marry hcrf You'd make somo woman a
good husband, James; I know you
would, you're so good and stidy and
home lovin', and sech men ain't plenti
ful. It ain't fer you to be spendiogyonr
Sunday evenings with me, who is only
your true friend, fer you'd ought ter be
findin' a sweetheart and gettin married
and settled In life."
"O, Martha Annl" he found the cour
age to say.
She continued, as if not noticing the
"A man as ha reached your age ought
ter be look in' round him, and there's a
plcnty of girls would have you, too. a
plenty of them. Now, there's Mary
Gibson she's a good girl as ever lived,
a splendid housekeeper, and religious.
Or Sally Stephens, or Esther Lapum, any
of them would jump.at the chance to be
come Mrs. tiimpkios."
James groaned in spirit. The perspir
ation trickled down his forehead and
settled in a drop on the tip of his DOe,
as if undecided whether or not it were
best to fall.
"Oh, Martha Ann!" ho said again,
plaintively, "how could ycr think of sech
She removed her hand from his and
turned her face, now flushed warm by
the fire, until her eyes met his and asked,
as if with the greatest wonder:
"It's you I wa t, 3Iartha Ann" his
tongue was getting into line "It'i you
as 1 have been a planning this year or
more to ask, but somehow you was alters
so sweet lookln' and so quiet that I
somehow couldriH do it" Surely the un
ruly vocal powers were getting very
obedient. "I've loved yer from a little
girl I've I've-"
The machinery stopped suddenly here,
and it was as much as half a minute
before he continued;
"You seo I don't know how to tell it,
but I love you. I love you with all ray
heart, and allers have, and I've wished
and wished I could tell you. but I
couldn't, bein' so stupid. But I've told
you now, and I'm glad, fer I ain't no
room in my heart for no one else."
He was quite choked up with emotion
uow, yet in Lis eyes Wfcio a new bold
ness, a new Inspiration, and he leaned
eagerly forward for her answer.
It was now her turn to bo confused.
The wily Martha forgot her cunning of
speech, forgot her well-laid plain, and
the first she knew the tears were rolling
down her cheeks.' Sho had no words to
She allowed her head to sink slowly to
ward his breast, and, hiding her face
there with his strong arms about her,
she gave herself up to tho soft passion
And then he raised her tenderly and
kissed her over and over again how, he
never knew and will never be able to
explain to himself, for he had no need to
be told she loved him and was his for all
And so they sat silently while the fire
flickered and grew passionate in turn, and
tbe old clock ticked with a gladder tone,
'and even the breathing of the god of
night in the lilacs became subdued.
Aad so, heart beating against heart
and hand, clasping - hand, they sat, too
full of the spirit of love to say aught.
And this is how they became engaged.
Yet still the people of the big creek
section are wondering. "Did Martha
Ann really propose!" Star-Sayings.
W. P. White, living near Liberty
Square, who is twenty-three of age, has
been surprising the people of Lancaster
City, Penn., by some wonderful exhibi
tions o' his skill as a lightning calcula
tor. He can solve any problem in addi
tion, multiplication or division, men
tally, almost instantly, and the city
dailies hare been publishing some of his
wonderful calculations. When asked to
multiply 6,789 by 437 he answered
8,102,573, and those who resorted to
pencil and paper to test the accuracy of
the young man's reply found it was cor
rect. He had no trouble in instantly telling
that U,G40.2.j0 is the product of 23,434
multiplied by G2". When asked to mul
tiply 47,8(53 by 3,097 he hesitated. Af
ter studying a moment he said it must
be about 177,000.000. "I can seo," said
he, " 3,000 in tho multiple very plainly,
but the last figures, 17, bother me."
Finally, however, he said that tho cor
rect answer must be-lT0;tn, COJ which
Fractions do not disconcert him.
When asked to multiply 1)8 1-8 by 05 1-3
he gave the answer without any hesita
tion. He was also aiked to multiply 217
by itself, then multiply tho product by
281 and that product by 34. More
quickly than his interrogator could put
the figures on paper he gave tho correct
answer viz., 44U,388,300.
White's capacity for manipulation of
figures is abnormally developed. He is a
muthemetical phenomenon. His precoc
ity was first observed when he was nino
years old. His father, George White, of
Liberty Square, wa3 ciphering at the
value of a quarter of beef when Willie,
hearing how many pounds there were
and the price, promptly gave the correct
vxp&a joung man does not undertake to
instantaneously arrives -ait tbsiht. A'nrHA
ordinarily are reached with the aid of
pencil and paper and the expenditure of
considerable time. In reply to a query
he said: " It is a natural gift, that U all
I know about it." The figures pro
pounded appear to his mind as a picture
on canvas and more quickly than it
takes to tell it the answer is mirrored
there also. In other processes of math,
cmathics aside from multiplication
White evinces no special aptitude.
A Curious Clue.
Harry Sullivan, alias Gordon, a mere
boy of twen'y years, was arrested in
Court street, Brooklyn, on a recent after
noon, on the strength of a telegram re
ceived by Chief Campbell fiom the
police of Clinton. Iowa, who want Sulli
van on a charge of stealing 11.415.
He was employed by the State Electric
Company or that city, and on tne Mon
day beforo his arrest was sent by Presi
dent Edmund Walsh to deposit $1,415
in a locnl bank. He quitted the town
iustead of going to the bank, and for
-f t.AttiiiiI.arih(l fnm him
in vain. Then they found an old news-
Eaper in Sullivan's room from which he
ad cut a very small advertisement.
Procuring another copy of the paper it
was learned that the missing advertise
ment was a call from Orson Clifford, of
Brooklyn, for a partner with f 1,000 who
would devote his money to producing
Clifford's play, "Avenged."
It was decided that Sullivan had gone
Eoxt to snap up this offer, and the
Brooklyn police wero notified. A detec
tive went to Mr. Clifford's house and
from there to the office of a lawyer
named Bhoades, whero Sullivan was
found preparing to sign a partnership
He denied his identity at first, but
finally confessed and handed over f 1,
283.39. The rest of the money had gone
for railroad fares and board. New ork
A "Square Meal" in Borneo.
When men fro head-huntinor thevmutt
have a square meal, and that consists of
monaeys, snaxes ana rice maue into a
stew. If the hunt is successful they
serve ud roast bov and rirl to the whole
village. But in many sections of tho
island canniuaiism is aonorred, and in
late rears this has become sneriall- fm
in the Dyak Nation. But this nation
suffers from cannibalism, for its people
are seized and carried away many a time
lT savacrra from the intrnr.F mrA r.l
pirates, who swoop down from the sea.
7-(New York Journal.
Ths Emperor of China Is very fond of cra
A CATTLE STAMPEDE.
HAVOC WItOUOItT BY A SEVERE
Thousands of Hungry Beasts Break
Loose and Charge Upon a Huge
Supply of HayPeril of the
Cattlemen in Nevada will remember
this year as the worst they ever experi
enced in their business, says the San
Francisco Examiner. They wero so
badly crippled by the havoc wrought by
last winter's storms among their herds
that they have not yet recovered from
the loss, and the business activity of the
entire state has been somewhat hampered
thereby. More on this account thaa any -other
her several purchasers of land from
the Central Pacific have been given a
y"ear's extension on their payments. Oi
some 4,000 of these purchasers only half
a dozen made their usual annua)
llecent estimates of the loss of cattle
lost winter run the number up to 250,
000, and examples are numerous where
out of a herd of 2,000 three score or less
were alive in the spring. This was Mr.
L. M. Strawbridge's experience, while
G. W. Crumb saved but 1,750 out oi
10,000. 8. C. Denson and Frank Miller
of Sacremento lost between 0,000 and
7,000 valued at $100,000, while other?
lost so many breeding animals that this
summer some ranchers branded 1,000 to
1,500 calves where for several seasons
past they were in the habit of branding
from 0.000 to 20,000.
Johu Bradley wus another heavy loser,
and he had an experience with some oi
his cattle that he will never forget. One
night in January last 5,000 of his choic- -est
which had been driven in close to the
headquarters of the ranch, where there
were between 500 nnd 1,000 bales of hay
stacked together in one huge pile, and
enclosed by a strong and high board
fence, made a wild stampede, and took
complete possession of the hay. During
the day the cattle were given a small
quantity of it, the idea being to keep
them from utter starvation and make the
hay last as long as possible. Men armed
with sticks and pitchforks were stationed'
alongside of the fenco to more com-. ,
pletely guard tho provender, it being an
ticipated that in their hunger the an
imals would make an onslaught on the
fence to get at the coveted food.
Darkness came on, and it was bittei
cold. The night was clear and the snow
deep on the ground and ever and anoc
snarp, piercing winds would mercilessly
solid phalanx on all four sides of th
lenced hay 6tood a short distance away,
shivering in their plight, looking at the
hay and watching the men on guard.
Two hours before mi J night tho wind
increased in fury. It became a hurri
cane, with the thermometer below zero.
The men on guard in their bundles oi
clothes were painfully cold; the cattle
presented a grim apect, in one great
shivering mas, surging to nnd fro, rest
less with pain and hunger, but with
their eyes btill fixed on the big pile ol
- Their restlessness increased, the sway
ing movement of the big mass becume
more noticeable. The cattle in the rear,
in a vain attempt to get away from tbe
cruel wind, struggled wildly, rushing
forward and fighting to oust those in
front, until the whole herd took alarm
and began moving towards the bay.
Suddenly with one accord they bellowed
loud and long, as if .instinct told them
4it waa mmmij ami than iamarl mni .
rushed blindly and furiously towards the
The guards, having no avenue of es
cape but on top of the pile of hay,
swiftly climbed tne fence and scrambled
on top just as the hungry herd made its
It was a grand and terrible scene as
the cattle rushed up to the fence, those
in the front having' their brains dashed
out and others being trampled on and
killed by those charging on behind. TK
fence gave away, and around and up he
jile of hay the herd moved on, so 'ose
ly packed together that some iehind
were forced ou the backs of rhose in
front, while hero and there were large
piles of dead animals, from tbe top oi
which cattle stood frantically grabbing
their food, only the next momeut to be
savagely attacked by others for a favored
bated breath aind " frigflrtncifrviJfcU-i-.
watched this weird sight, and then
yells for help, as tho cattle pushed
one another close up to the top, made
Bradley and others, who had run out of
the house when the cattle bellowed, think
that the guards were being mangled be
neath the hoofs of the enraged beasts.
For two hours they labored to drive tho
cattle back to rescue the guards, and
finally succeeded in getting an opening
for them to escape, but the cattle finished
tho hay pile, and a week later all were
dead from cold and hunger. San
Manipulating1 Six Pennies.
Here is a very simple little trick with
pennies that will catch tho sharpest of
Place six pennies on the table and ar
range them in the form of a Roman crosa
that is, four pennies in a perpendicu
lar row for tbe upright, and one on each
side of the second penny for the cross
piece, iou will then have two rows,
tllC Op auv XMXrir tl titm - . , ,
iii it, and the horizontal row tvitli three
in it Ask your friends to place them in
two rows with four in n row by only
changing tbe position of one penny.
They will try, but they won't suc
ceed. Then crush them by placing the lower
penny of the perpendicular low on the
Of course you did not stipulate that
the coins were not to be placed on top of
ono another, nnd you have done the
trick fairly. New York Herald. .
Water Power Lighting.
The village of Faido, oa the line of
the St. Gothard Rail war. h& an tictrtn
light plant, erected within the last year,
in which water power is used to drive tho
machinery. The water is ttnrosl in &
reservoir, above the fall of the stream
near the village, and thence I led to tho
nower station through n a in rat imn.
pipe. The power station is equipped
with a tubing, which, with the available
head of 145 meters about 4T.1 fPt
develops about 43 horse power. Two
constant current dynamos are used, furn
ishing a current of 160 amperes and 140
volts. One of them only is used lithe
oruinary woric, me other being held in
reserve. The viMa-re is litrhtl l-
incandescent lamp, working at 120
volts. The street lamps have about 25
candle nower each : thnn (n r'..
houses range from 10 to 25 candle power
iuu myn at me railway station from
10 to ' 83 candle power. Scientific