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THE ALLIANCE PUB. CO.
It has been figured out that it will
take 06,000 cars'" to" haul the Kansas
crop to tho seaboard.-;
Bee : When Masschusetts can bor
row obe and a half million dollars at a
rate of interest averaging two and six
tenths per cent., it is well to inquire
'why western states cannot obtain
money at five per cent.
Beds of terra cotta clay are said to
have been discovered near Topeka.
This is an important find that wilbsoon
develop into a great industry. There
are but few terra, cotta beds in the
country,' and Topeka will have a very
extensive region to supply.
Tins Chicago trunk lines have made
a tempting offer to Judge Cooley,
chairman of the interstate commission
of $25,000 a year to succeed commis
bioner Fiok as the manager of their
pool. . The judge is on record to the
effect ,that the acceptance of such a
jost by a member of his commission is
immoral, but it is given out that he is
seriously considering the offer.
.The seiisntim of Berlin is just now a
young Cossick giantess, who is being
exhibited at the popular "passage Pan
opticum," soysthfe Pall Mall Gazette.
The girl; who is eleven years old is
nearly three yards high; she weighs
twenty storre, and is stiil growing very
rapidly. She is very pretty, with
large dark eyes and a pleasant, face
the national costume of the Don and in
Cossacks. ' ' "' ' ,
Sum.iv an ha3 surprised the British
champion, Jem Smith, by accepting
Ids challenge and offering him $2,"500
to cone over the pond for the fight.
This will somewhat cool the ardor of
the talking gentlemen of the prize ring
to get themselves into the papers by
challenging John L. on the strength of
his hasty resolution never to put up his
maulires again in a ring.
The agricultural bureau proposes to
experiment with certain varieties of
European winter wheat, which are said
to be rust proof. The result ot the
test will be watched with no little in
terest. If a quality of wheat equal to
shall not be affected by the rust blight
a great service will be done to our
farmers, who loose hundreds of thous
ands of bushels annually through this
scourge. ; ..
Thebe is a loud call going up for
some actim of congress when it shall
conveno to lessen the duty on sugar
and so break the power of the sugar
monopoly. This question is no longer
one of free trade or protection, but one
;n "which a prime necessary oi Jire nas
been tampered with for the sole gain
of a selfish syndicate of refiners. Con
press will not be 'able to dodge the
question and the people of the country
i i)l expect from it an early recognition
i i the danger and a prompt remedy to
;heck the baleful influence of the sugar
Harvesting has begun on the great
Dalrymple farm in Dakota. This is an
incident oi considerable moment, in
dicating that the wheat of the north
west has maturel this year about two
weeks earlier than usual. Last
jear's first frost, that came August
17, killed vast quantities of Dakota
wheat. There is consequently little
that a similar affliction will blight the
-wheat crop this year, and the fact that
it has matured so early is a strong in
dication that the condition of the crop
is fully up to the average both in quan
tity as well as in quality.
A weekly society and theatrical pa
per asserts that Mary Anderson is
suffering from a dangerous form of pa
Tesis, and at present is really confined
in a private asylum abroad. It is said
her failure in this country before going
across the water was the result of a
gradual breaking down of her faculties
and physical powers consequent upon
excessive work. For two years before
she had studied harder than ever, and
at the same time attended with care to
the minutest mrtters connected with
the stage management of her com
pany. Being of an exceedingly nervous
and high wrought temperament, this
told on her. '
PitoFESSOR Sayce.wIio spent last win
ter in Egypt investigating some newly
discovered archives, says that from
these records we learn that more than
xourteen hundred years before Christ,
and a century be'ore the exodus of the
Jews from Egypt, there was active lit
erary intercourse between Babylon,
Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia'
and eastern Cappadocia. This inter
course was carried on through the
Babylonian language and the compli
cated Babylonian r ript, showing that
all over the civil'z east there must
have been libraries and schools where
this language and literature were
taught. Babylonian, at that time,
must have been as much the language
cf diplomacy and cultivated society as
French in our day.
A vaccination mark of peculiar char
acter and location is now proposed for
use by si rjeons of recruiting stations
as a means of identifying soldiers who
desert. No such barbarous suggestions
should be considered. Soldiers are
not cattle. No human being should be
branded under a civilized government.
Even r criminal who has expiated his
offense should never be cut off from
his fellows by any mark to prevent free
competition in the honest activities of
life. Infinitely more horrible is the
idea of degrading our soldiers by
stamping them in advance as probable
deserters, on the supposition that they
are likely to abandon the colors they
are swearing to defend. Tinder such a
system only the most abandoned would
enlist, and our army would be the
scorn of our people instead of 'their
pride. : ...
The recent convention of the Inter
national Typographical Union at Den
ver, Col., decidod that all constitu
tional questions shall be submitted to
popular vote of subordinate unions.
Bricklayers Union No. 11 of New
York, has decided to withdraw from all
central labor bodies, until such time
as there can be formed one thorougly
bona fide central union of workmen.
Hugh Pentecost, editor of Twentieth
Century, said in Philadelphia that he
thought the eight hour movement was
the most important, practical step to
be taken at present by labor organiza
tions. 4 '
The Northeastern Railroad Company
are to enlarge their machine shops at
Meridian, Miss. , by the erection of a
two story brick building to contain
machinery for car building and a paint
A novel feature in the college com
mencements that have, been in progress
during the past fortnight, says an ex
change may be seen in the fact that the
graduates in many cases took up the
labor question in their essays.
Secret meetings of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers are being
held.' " It is thought the question of
amalgamation with other railroad or
ganizations is being discussed by the
local unions at these meetings. Chief
Arthur, it is said, is opposed to amal
gamation. A thorough inspection of the factor
ies in New York was begun last Satur
day by the factory inspectors. The
work will occupy two months. This
inspection will become necessary
through the amendments to the Fac
tory law passed at the last session of
The New York legislature passed an.
act making $2 a day the minimum
wages for laborers on state work, but
failed it is said to make adequate ap
propriations to pay the raise in wages.
In consequence of the insufficiency of
funds several -workmen are to be dis
charged. On July 21 a delegation of fifty work
ingmen selected from candidates nam
ed by various trade organizations will
sail for Europe under the auspices of
the Scripps League of "Western News
papers. The purpose of the expedition
is to study the advance in the indus
trial arts from the workingman's point
of Tiew. The delegation is to visit
France, Gemany, Belgium and Great
Britain, as well as paris.
From the English papers it is learn
ed that tne managers of the London
and Northwestern Bailway company
have issued an order by which every
man in the compan's service is entitled
to a week's holiday on full pay every
year. It is reported that other British
railway companies will follow this ex
New York state has' a law which pro
hibits the employment of children
under the age of thirteen in any of the
50,000 manufacturing establishments
in the state, and which makes sixtv
hours the limit of a week's work in such
factories for all women under the age
of twenty-one and boys under eighteen.
The United Bakers' assemblv of
Pittsburg, at a recent meeting expelled
eleven members on charges of viola
tion of their obligation m going to
work for certain firms while a strike is
on at their bakeries. The bakers say
they are determined to win their fight
and have organized one of the strong
est assemblies of the K. of L.
The union stonecutters of Indian
apolis, Ind., will work eight hours a
day at the old wages. The Labor Sig
nal says that the only question at is
sue is, "what will be done with the
scab cutters?" One boss notified his
men that thev must join the union or
quit his employ. It is thought the
other bosses will do likewise. .
From the reports ifc appears that
Chicajro stood at the head of the eight-
hour demonstrations on the 4th of July.
"The American Federation of Labor,
says the Springfield Republican, "held
several demonstrations on the Fourth
in behalf of the eight-hour day, the
most imposing one being at Cmcago,
where the' mayor presided and the
president of the federation spoke. This
movement has so far been conducted
with dignity and earnestness, and if it
is kept along on this plane the federa
tion will win a very general hearing.'
A Imcky Lady.
Weatherford (Tex.) Constitution, July 3.
"es, six; I have received the coin, and
shall appiy it to good purposes," replied
Miss Annie Dawce, of Straws, Texas, to our
reporter. Miss Dawce was the fortunate
holder of one-fortieth of ticket No. 61,6C5,
which drew the first capital prize of $600,
000 in the dra ring of the ' Louisiana State
Lottery on Jane ISfch. Miss Dawce mod
estly etated that she had been inventing' in
the monthly drawing's for some time with
more or less fortune, and had always felt
confident of winning' one of tne larj
prizfip. "I represent fn this ticket." e.
said, "a pool of seven, who are equal shar
ers in my good fortune." The following
named ladles and gentlemen comprise the
"lucky eeven," each of whom received 52,
141.10 after paying the expenses of collec
tion: JSiiss Dawce, Mrs. J. J. (Joe, J. s.
Crouch, Jahn Grant, J. M. Bollard, J. S.
Hapgood and W. B. Dowel). All of the
parties are connected with the bridge de
partment of the Texas & Pacine K. li.
One-half interest in one of the best
weekly papers in the state. Pob'tics
republican. Is the official paper of
the city and county. A good job office
in connection. The owner has other
business, and will sell a half interest
to a practical man, who will devote all
his time to the paper. $500 cash is
the price, and unless you have the
money and mean business, don t write.
Care of Newspaper Union,
The Assessment Roll of Nebraska.
The grand assessment roll of the
state is presented herewith. It shows
that there are 10,674,180 acres of im
proved lands id the state, which are
valued at $43,250,063, or an average
value of $4.05 per acre. It also shows
that there are 13,557,727 unimproved
acres, valued at $30,965,585; improved
lots in the various villages, towns and
cities of the state valued at $28, 257,
292, and unimproved lots valued at
$10158,374. The "personal property
roll shows that there are 540,175 horses
in the stare, valued at $9,754,497, or an
average assessed valuation per head of
$18.05; 1,624,327 cattle, valued at $7,
788,825, or an average value of $4.79;
46,576 mules and asses, valued at $995,
407, or an average value of $21.37;
179,268 sheep, valued at $106,268, or
an average value of 59 cents, and 1.323.
962 hogs, valued at $1,502,412, or an
average value of $1.13.' The
assessed valuation of railroad
systems is $29,674,829.21 and that
of telegraph systems $181,555.20.
This assessment, it appears, only in
cludes the miles of tiackorthe railroad
and telegraphic lines proper, for under
the head of "other property," which
takes in all miscellaneous matter, an
assessed value is placed at $1,422,398.
The taxable valuation of the property
of the state "foots up" $182,763,538.41
for the current year; for 1888 it "footed
up" $176,012,820.45., This shows an
increase in the valuation in one year
of $6,750,707.96. The total levy for
the current year is $1,192,008.27, while
in 1888 the levy was $1,325,887.79, or a
decrease of $133,879.52. It is im
possible to give the acreage of wheat,
oats, corn, rye and barley for the very
good reason that the assessors failed to
certify them up to the various county
clerks. It may be well to call attention
to the fact, too, that the law requires
that this shall be done. In a few in
stances, however, the cereal acreage
was properly certified, but in the main
the county clerks neglected a plain
obligation of the law.
Nebraska Weather Crop Bulletin.
For the week ending Saturday, July
27, 1889: The rainfall has been above
the average, falling in frequent well
distributed showers, which have re-
arded harvesting and injured much
small ?rain. The following are the
amounts reported : Weston 1.78, "West
Point 1.25, Craig 1.08, Omaha 0.72,
De Soto 0.69, David City 1.35. Weep
ing Water 1.24, Syracuse 1.25, Fre
mont 0.73, West Hill 1.10, Oakdale
1.01, Stuarts 0.05, Ravena 3.00, Mar
quette 1.45, Minden 5.75, North. Loup
2.17, Fairbury 2.85, Franklin 5.78,
Culbertson 2,98, North Platte 1.19,
Valentine 0.71, Mullen 1.55. Bingham
'0.50, Hay springs 1.02, Gering 0.01.
The temperature and sunshine has
been slightly below the average, but
all growing crops are doing well and
corn gives promise of a heavy crop.
All Over the State.
Hastings special : The Gazette-Jour
nal block was destroyed by fire Monday
morning. The origin is unknown.
The loss on the building is $10,000.
On - the Gazette-Journal company's
stock and machinery $52,000, F. D.
Hollingsworth, dry goods, $3,000, Vail
& Green, boots and shoes, $5,000, Ellis,
grocer, $2,000. Total insurance $26,-'
000. The alarm was sounded at six
this morning. It was ten o'clock before
the fire was gotton under control.
The precinct in Pierce county in
which Plainview is lecated, on last
Saturday defeated the bonds for the
Pacific Short Line, and the result is
that ten men will have to go down into
their pockets and bring up $12,000.
A small Russian boy at Fairmont
wps arrested and fined recently for
stealing two sheaves of oats.
Until a valid title is acquired to the
site plans for the new Omaha govern
ment building will not be made.
For the third time Hastings has let
the contract for natural gas well. Two
contracts have failed to connect. .
Calves in the vicinity of j Sterling
ar afficted with a strange diseasee the
crgun or name of which is not known.
Judge Enlow, county judge of Gage
county, has resigned and to those who
who know the true state of things it is
Druggists at St Paul refuse to pay a
$50 occupation tax and the case will be
appealed to the surpremo court for
At at trade display in Auburn a
handsome yonng lady wore a silk dress
completely covered with silver coins
: The proposition to vote $8,000 for a
school building at Madison has been
defeated. About thirty ladies voted
in favor of the bonds. -
. Wymore has passed an ordinance
compelling transient merchants to pay
$30 a day for the privilege of swindling
citizens on the streets.
The farmers' alliance of Custer
county have organized a purchasing
and selling company and will do busi
ness as a corporation in future.
The Plattsmouth Journal has discov
ered the location of the long sought
for John Doe. He lives in Weeping
water, Cass county.
A Kearney woman has sued seven
saloon keepers of that place for $5,000
damages for selling intoxicating liquors
to her husband. The saloon men say
they will fight until the last.
A valuable horse belonging to M. D.
Smith of Gage - county committed
suicide a few days since by hanging.
It is unknown where the animal
caught.the popular infections and no
cause is assigned.
A prize fight occurred at Scotia a
few days since between John Beck and
Scott White for the munificent stake
of $5, but nearly a hundred dollars
changed handes. Eight rounds were
fought, Beck having the best of every
one, and the claret flawed freely on
The York eauntyiagriculureal society
has voted to make a county exhibit at
.the state fair and will give $50 premium
to the : townshsp making the best
exhibit at the county fair, the town
ship display to be used at the state
The Omaha Steel and Nail works
grounds have been levied upon to sat
isfy an execution for $2,500 in favor of
an employe who received a judgment
for damages to that amount for injuries
sustained while employed in the works.
It appears likely that the grounds will
C. B. Wilson of Waco has been ar
rested for cruel treatment of his chil
dren. It is claimed that he tied a rope
around his boy and suspended "the
little fellow in a bored well to arrange
a displaced board. The boy was hanled
up in an exhausted state and it was
some time before he could be revived.
It is in the Seventh.
An important opinion was written
by Attorney General Leese Tuesday, as
to the judicial district in which Thurs
ton county is situated. This is a new
county which wrs organized last win
ter. It is situated in the northeastern
part of the state just on the borders
of the seventh, and there has been
considerable discussion among th9
legal lights of the eastern part of the
state as to which district it ought to
belong, The question is a very intri
cate one and involves a delicate point
in law. Attorney General Leese was
finally appealed to for a settlement
of the disputed question, and he at last
reached the decision Tuesday that it
should be included in the seventh judi
cial district. The opinion is three
pages long and makes very interesting
reading for the legal fraternity. The
attorney general had almost decided
that the county did not belong to that
district, but upon making a further
careful investigation he reached the
decision that was sent out Tuesday.
. Evictions in Omaha.
Omaha dispatch : The Union Pacific
is turning the bottoms into a miniature
Ireland, for their evictors are at work
bouncing the squatters from the land
owned by the railroad. These squat
ters have been on the road's land so
long that they have an idea that they
own the property and they kick with
the vigor of a government mule when
they are ordered to move. One old
woman barricaded her door in good old
Irish fashion, and was going to play
the away-from-home act, but the im
itators of the Emerald Isle police were
onto her little game, and so they cooly
raised one of the windows and ordered
her to move. The eld lady was braced
up against the door and was somewhat'
surprised to see the march the Union
Pacific men had stolen on her. Asa
result of the railroad's evictions about
2,000 people will be affected and will
be compelled to seek ether places of
abode. It will take the evictors a
week to "fire'' all the squatters, and if
they do not vacate, legal proceedings
will be commenced against them, and
they will be ignominiously ejected.
Before the Board.
J. W. Babbitt, of Verdon, Neb;, filed
an informal complaint of unjust dis
crimination with the board of trans
portation Tuesday. As the grounds of
his complaint, he states that on Octo
ber 20 he shipped a car load of apples
to North Platte, on which he paid
charges to the Missouri Pacific Rail
way company of $40.42, to the Union
Pacific $117.81, making the total
charges from Verdon to North Platte
$158.23. The weight of the load was
23,100 pounds, and the rate 51 cents
per hundred. In less than one month
after this, on November 13, a friend of
his shipped a car of apples, weighing
22,6C0, from Howe, the second station
above Verdon, to the same place, on
whick the total charges were $88.15.
On October 21, Mr. Babbitt shipped
another car of apples to North Platte,
getting the same ate as his friend,
which made the difference between the
charges cn the two cars $70; He ap
plied in vain to the companies for a re
bate, and jnow asks the honorable board
to make a proper adjustment of his
.Omaha, .Lincoln 5t Gulf.
" Omaha special:. The gentlemen
whose names were mentioned in the
articles of the Omaha,, Lincoln & Gulf
railroad are extremely reticent regard
ing the purpose of the new corporation
or the names of its backers. Attorney
M. P. O'Brien said to a correspondent :
"The new road is to extend from Om
aha to Lincoln, to Beatrice and will
leave the state at a point on the south
ern lino of Jefferson county. It will
pass southward, ha ving for its terminus
Galveston Tex." In response to a
question as to whether the work of con
struction would be commenced before
next year, he said: "Yes, the en
gineers are already in the field working
their survey. They are at present
working in Kansas.
CATTLE Butchers' steers.. .12 50 3 03
Cows ...... a co ($i 2 1
HOGS Fat 8 70 (33 93
Stockers 3 00 (53 05
SHEEP 3 00 p3 15
WHEAT No. 2 spring 65 80
OATS No. 2. 2D 23
RYE No. 2 30 , 21
CORN No. 2 new 19 (3 21
FLAXSEED..... 1 S5 I 40
POTATOES 25 30
APPLES per bb! . . 4 2 00 (p 2 : 0
HAY Prairie, bulk 4 50 5 00
CATTLE Prime steers .....$3 8) (c4 15
Cows.. ................... 1 75
HOG? I air to heavy. 3 95
Mixed... 3 85
CATTLE Choice .....U 20 4 25
Stockers and feeders 2 20 (3j3 25
CATTLE Corn fed ........ ..$3 00
Feaders 1 60
rroo1 GoaA to ctioloe. 4 2)
Mixed : 3 95
fS?4 3 )
Lnrd may be made perfectly sweet
by boiling a pared potato in it.
Ham should be broiled very quick
ly and just enough to cook through
If sassafras bark is sprinkled
among dried fruit it will keep out the
Tin cleaned with paper will shine
better than when when cleaned with
A solution of equal parts of gum
arabic and plaster-of-Paris cements
china and earthenware.
Hang a small bag of charcoal in
the rainwater barrel to purify tho
If dishes must be washed in-hard
water, add a little milk to the water
and do without s6ap.
A Little flour shaken on your
greased cakepan is a be tier preven
tive of sticking than paper.
Salt will curdle new Milk, hence in
making milk porridge. tho salt
should not be added until the dish is
To keep ants out of sugar, pie?, or
other sweets make a thick chalk
mark around them. 'Ants will not
cross over an unbroken chalk line.
Flowers can be kept fresh for some
time if a pinch of soda or saltpetre
is added to the water. Wilted tosf-s
will regain their freshnes3 if dipped a
minute or two in hot waiter.
A London medical man says. Be
careful in your dealings with horse
radish. It irritates the stomach far
more than spice, and an overdose
will bring on an unpleasant sensation
When the rubber rollers of a wring
... er becomes sticky as tney
often do after wringing
flannel, . rub with kerosene and
wipe dry, and they will be nice and
To prevent tin from rusting, rub
fresh lard over every part of the dish.
then put it into a hot oven and
heat it thoroughly. Thus treated
any tinware may be used in the wa
ter constantly and it will remain
bright and free from rust.
The French method of administer
ing castor oil to children is to pour
the oil into a pan over a moderate
fire, break an cgsr into it and stir it
up; when it is done flavor with a little
salt or sugar or currant jelly.
Many a Cake and Batch of bread
are ruined by slamming the open
door. A maker of celebrated sponge
cake will not allow any one to touch
the stove or walk heavily across the
kitchen floor while the sensitive com
pound is baking.
Liver should be soaked ten minutes
in boiling water; this draws off the
blood and causes the skin to come off
easily. Drain, remove the skin and
veins, season with salt and pepper
and fry in a little bacon fat, or the
liver may be broiled.
Mrs. Margaret Kill man, of Pros
pect, Me., died recently at the age of
100 j'ears and two months. She was
the oldest person in Waldo county,
and she never saw a train ot cars.
She lived to see five generations grow
up about her," and a great-greatgrandchild
20 years old survives.
Her decendants are numbered by
Table covers of white corduroy,
lined with sateen or silk of a pretty
shade and finished w ith a silk cord
about the edge and a large silk tas
sel at each corner, are new and pret
ty. ' The cover should be a perfect
square. Table covers are also at
tractive made of French cretonnes
of pretty designs, with a full gathered
ruffle of coarse lace on all four sides
as a finish.
Orange cream represents a delica
cy concocted with the juice of six or
anges, one-fourth of a pound of white
sugar, one pint of boilng water and
six eggs. Beat theyolks, add sugar,
orange juice and water, and stir over
tlie fire until it thickens. When cool,
put into the glasses and on each one
put the beaten whites sweetened and
flavored with a little of the rind.
For curtain poles in my dining
room I took broom handles, gave
them two coats of black paint, and
varnished them. Then I got good
sized screws at the hardware store
with curves in them large enough
when pried open a little to hold the
ends of the pole. Into each pole I
put eight bangle screws and: hooked
the tops of scrim curtains, on them.
They look pret ty and are-very easily
Moths will soon destroy any kind
of wool covers on furniture, and it is
important to be otithelookout early
to prevent or stop their ravages.
As soon as any are found, take the
furniture piece by piece out of doors
and carefully pour benzine over and
through it. It will not harm the
most delicate fabrics, and is sure
death to moths. Leave the furniture
in a safe place, away from fire, for
a day or two, or until the benzine is
mainly evaporated, and you will
have immunity from moths for the
rest of this year at least.
Some one says: "A hole or rent in
tone's garment may be the accident
of a moment, but a darn'is premedi
tated poverty," lam trying to be
''mejum" in this matter and find it
works very well. When I discover a
hole in my muslin or calico dresses I
take a pieqe of the goods, dip it in
etarch, and place it on the under
side of the rent, with the thread and
the pattern running the right way;
then I iron it down, first on the right
and then on the wrong side.
Crotormes of the cheap sort used
for decorating rooms turn out to bo
as arsenially poisonous as green
wall paper. Out of fbrty-fouf samp
les recently examined in London,
none were free from arseidc, three
had only'mint traces of it, twenty
one had larger traces, eleven were
claised as very bad, and nine were
called "distinctly dangerous. ' One
phncn yields 10 grams of white
nrsenic to the square yard. The
trreens and blues were the least harm
rub white, reds, browns and blacks
were heavily loaded with poison.
Dr. Hutchinson, in the American
Magazine, says; "Among the many
mothers who read these lines there
may be one or more whose child has
scarlet fever, that terrible disease
that has come to be so dangerous
of late years, and who will be glad
to know of anything to help their
baby. And this is something so
simple yet so effective, that no phy
sician can object to its employment.
It is the application to the entire
body of warm sweet oil, well rubbed
in. There is something curious in
its immediate good effect. Almost
twenty years ago I had five patients
in one family sick with the angi
noise or throat variety of saarlet
fever, and had them all brought in
to one room for convenience sake,
as well as seclusion. Five little
heads returned my greeting every
time a visit was made, and all clam
ored loudly for their oil bath. No
medicine was given, and but little
food was needed to supplement ab
sorbed oil. And in recovery there
was on absence of the usdal compli
cations, so that in my western town
oil baths came to be generally used
with excellent result. "Other fats
were tried, but none answered the
double purpose of nutrition and
skin cooler as well as plain olive oil.
It is well worth trial."
The Maoris, like every other race in
their part of the world, indulged free
ly in cannibalism in the older times,
although they long ago abandoned
the habit. The reason for this prac
tice is found in the fact which main
tains, also, throughout most of the
islands- of Oceanica that their coun
try, until the arrival of Europeans
introduced pigs, cattle and other
domestic animals, possessed no mam
mals whatever, and thus made meat,
except that of the human subject,
impossible to attain.
The Maoris never ate their friends
unless they were hungry, and chiefly,
regaled themselves upon the enemies
who had been slain or captured in
battle. When the whites came
among them they cooked some in
dividuals ,s an experiment,, but very
generally abandoned the practice as
finding their flesh too salt the re
sult, no doubt, of the use of this con
diment in most forms of civilized
food, the taste of which the Maoris
could not stand. Most of their white
captives, therefore, were kept as
slaves, and were readily given up to
anyone who would exchange an old
musket or a dozen cartridges for
Tlie Original of Squccrs.
A contributor to the English peri
odcal, the Newcastle Times, asserts
that, in spite of Dickens' denials, it
is absolutely certain that the origin
al of Squeers was a most estimable
man, and that it must have been he,
as he was the only school teacher
who had only one eye in tbe neigh
hood of Greta' Bridge; . He was a
very good man, .and very 'kind to his
pupils, but had the misfortune to bo
not very polite to H. K. Brown and
Mr. Dickens when they invaded his
school. He and. his daughter, one of
the sweetest and kindest of .women,
were known to. the writer when he
was an apprentice. She is spoken of
as the sort of woman a dog or child
leaps to instinctively, which is not
what wo have originally thouirht
about her.. Both the father and poor
Fannie died of broken hearts. The
father also wentr crazy;
Three Days?' Results of a Strike.
During the three days- disturban
ces connected with the strike of the
tramway drivers here 4G0 arrests
were made The number of injured
was 20G. The value of the property
destroyed amounted to 8,580 florins,
not including the windows smashed,
an item which alone figures for 1.140
florins. The emperor has given a
sum of 1,000 florins- to be distributed
among the police agents who were
wounded in the discharge of their
duty. The strikers themselves were
entirely innocent of the mischief done,
which was directed principally
against the Jews. 0 The fact is that
anti-Semitieinfluences have been gain
ing ground rapidly among all classes
of the population. It should be well
understood that the question of re
ligion has very little to do with th
pending agitation. It bears rather
on social problems.
Played a Fly for an i boe Note
The orchestra that is giving daily
concerts in the Lemon Hill pavilion
was playing a soft, sad symphony
when the obe sent forth a wild start
ling blast that made half the crowd
jump from their seats in terror. The
whistle of a passing engine on the
Reading railroad sounded like a
lullaby in comparison. The leader
stood petrified with indignation for
a moment, then waved his stick, and
the music went on.
"Himmel!" exclaimed "the obe
player after the concert, when an ex
planation was demanded; "a fly vas
on der book. I thought he vas a
node, und I play him."
"See that there are no flies on your
music hereafter," replied the leader,
dropping unconsciously into slang,
and the player promised.
With breeding stock of all kinds it
is an important item to keep the
bowels open hence the importance of
feeding light nourishing materials,
rather than oily or fattening.
worn of thi: wn.
firppofttd to be LanshiIr.
"Has Charley a sister?" "No, but
he is going to have one as soon as
lie proposes to me' Life.
According to our experience, it
takes longer to run down ft hen than
it does to run 'down a mountain.
When a young doctor gets his first
case people are always glad for him,
but they are sorry for the patient.
It Is better to have had the base
ball championship and lost it than
never to have had it at all but not
They say that a boot with a trip
licate sole is the latest. The man
with a pretty daughter who will wear
one of these soles is un enemy to- the
Kansas has bad fourteen cyclones
in six years. This is at the rate of
two and one-third a year, though
there is no such thing as tho frac
tional part ot a cyclone.'
Farmer "See herer stranger, thcrr
hain't no fish in this stream t" Fish
erman (sadly) "It doesn't make
any difference; I couldn't catch any
it ther' was!" Puck.
A gay rooster came tripping light
fantastic toes up to-tho occupant of
a quiet nest and said: "11 you
dance, Biddy?" "Excuse me," said
the hen, "l am engaged for this set "
"Maud "So you are- going to
marry your father's cashier?" Isa
bella "Yes. Pa says that if he runs
away with the bank's funds the
money will still be m tho family."
"The manner in which the English
are buying up our breweries is- get
ting to be a serious matter." "That's
so. With the lager beer schooner de
parts the last vestige of our Ameri
can shipping." Boston Transcript.
"Do you buy your music by the
roll?" said a gentleman to the dea
con's daughter. "No, sir,"" she
sweetly replied; "I always wait until
Sunday when I can get it by the
New arrival "Can I come in?" St.
Peter "Where do you hail from?"
New arrival "From Boston." St.
Peter "Boston, eh? Well, you can
go in, but I want to warn you, you
will be disappointed."
"One advantage of a small cot
tage," says a writer on building, "is
that it is easily heated." This is
very true; a small cottage in tho
middle of July is warm enough lor
anybody who is not wholly unreas
onable. "Why is it," demanded the lecturer
in stentorian tones, "that we see so
many brutish-looking men in the bar
rooms ot our cities?" " "Don't know,"
replied a stubby-faced man in tho
gallery, "unless it is that you go
Photographer "My dear sir, can't
you assume a more smiling counte
nance and-throw off that jaded look?"
Ilev. V. V. Heighton "take me as I
am. I need a vacation this summer,
and these pictures are for distribu-,
tion amongst my parishioners."
Why does the shoemaker wear old
shoes and the tailor ill-fit ting clothes?
Why does the lawyer get into legal
complications and tho business
man make a failure of business?
That is one of the prizo conundrums
of the century, and, like the north
pole, has to be given up.
Allen Thorndiko llico leaves an
estate of about 10,000,000. This is
more than the average editor leaves,
and it might as well bo said right
here it is more than he wants to
leave. If the average editor-had
10,000 he would spend it on wood
cuts. Boston Herald.
Grocer: "Take that brat out of
here. It's bawled, and bawled, and
bawled." Indignant Little Nurse:'
"I know it's bald,, but it will have
hair on it's head beforo you will.
Don't cry, baby, he's a horrid bad
man, 'that's wot. he is." Texas Sift
ings. A horse ia- a: queer, animal. It.
knows more than any, other animal
except a dog, and wo have seen a
dog that was afraid, of its own
shadow.. The other day whilo tho
horse of Charles Kitcham. was ntand
ing at tlie station; tho Wallkill Val
ley and Erie trains both came rush
ing past it with, Btoam, blowing off.
The horse not as. much raised its
ears. The wind,. however, moved a
little piece of whit- paper on the
ground about half the size of an
envelope, and the Uorse'was readv
to make track for Comfort's Hill,
without heeding the notice of our
new iron, bridgeMontgomery Stan
. . . -. .
We associate this name with tfcoa
veterans of th merchant service and
of the fishing squadrons whos ap
pearance makes picturesque the sea
port wharves and landing. If the
suggestion of Mr. Wilfred Powel
were acted upon, it would give the
tein a new application and new
raeanimr. In writinjr of his esnlora-
I tions among the South Sea Islands,
There 13 a fact well worth mention
ing with respect to carrying dogs on
board a vessel in theo parts other
wise that the mere fact of their use as
a watch. It is that they are very
sensitive to an approach to land
reefs; and I found that whenover our
dogs began to sniff over the side it
was a sure sign of there being a reef
not far off; and not only that, but
they will continue to do this until the
danger is a long way off.
They will delect the smell of a reef
even at night whilst asleep, and will
awaken and run to the side of tho
vessel and whine, so that they are of
as much use as a lead is in other
places, for many reefs here nro eo
steep that, the lead is no guide. True
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