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CLEVELAND SILVER SPOONS.
Tfc rmMMI'i lfiiMll4lk
la a aartral t lilac. M arrltaM a Ifc'lr K-ea.
William ClwUnJ, itraiiJfathrr of i Th ltMr.lncn autt to U
rrl.!pot OroT-r ClfvUnl. U- a(r0(,j fjr wor Washington than
Trmlth In dror Nirlh toan. allJ, 0(W cny n tb I'nliH Stale,
iniom thi. hills of wtirn IVniwil- Mjg U- ,,lMi, Although tli n.ot
cut. sd.I deatxin for mr than a nir- ' jj eotllM fr hot sumnifr
tr of a wntwy In th tillage OVnsr- WP,h,.r lhttl m Iuan ran Hr, combin
ational church, says the New "'jinK ih comparative chi-apncaa Rro.it
IlcralJ. The hmw In fcltlrn ue i-lr.i
his King ltf I atlll utan.Ilng. UU
hop, a wcaihcr-lwaten rook fry. was
torn Wn several ears spo. Tbs
deacon," aa he Is aUaya .Mn'ww.t,
was an expert workman, and ht (too.!
were b1v In demand. A a conse
quence, (iie ccuntry families lout
Norwich Town have Cleveland Oliver
spoons In abundance, coming down ly
Inheritance from old-time aii.vMor.
A Norwich Town woman's legacy of
two df the spiHins exquisitely wrought
specimens of palnxtaklng work -was
recently transmitted to Huth Cleve
land, and In return a personal letter of
thanks was received from her illstln
rubbed father. President Cleveland s j spnt ,t ,0 the indry, e never dls
Kreat grandfather. Aaron Cleveland, j coverej fn extent of his purchase
was a business man ana pouutmu w
Norwlch Town In post-revolutionary
days, lie was active In speaking and
writing, and took the lead In opposing
lavery In Connecticut, Introducing
the first bill for Its abolition, and being
dissat lulled with the gradual emanci
pation measure adopted In 1T90. Later
ha became a Congregational minister.
The old village records of Lebanon,
twelve mllea north of Norwich town,
declare that Mrs. Cleveland la a great
granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Rogers, a
A FIRE SCARE.
Mad Memorable by aa Aecldont and
Accidents have hapened on the stage.
The skirts of ballet dancers have
caught Are, and the unhappy danseusea
have died from the effects. The story
will not soon be forgotten of Michael
Kelly In "Lodolska." The last scene
represented a castle on fire, and the
beautiful Mrs. Crouch, as the Princess,
was to be seen at a window. The
draught carried the flames toward her
and Kelly, seeing her danger, rushed up
a stage bridge to save hor, but the sup
ports of this bridge had been removed
prematurely by the carpenter and Kel
ly fell to the ground.
"At the same time," says Kelly In
hi "Memoirs," "the fiery tower In
which was Mra. Crouch, Bank down In
a blase with a violent crash. She ut
tered a scream of terror. Providentially
I was not hurt by the fall, and, catch
ing her In my arms, scarcely knowing
what I was doing, I carried her to the
front of the stage. The applause was
loud and continued; In fact, had we
rehearsed the scene aa it happened It
could not have been done half so nat
urally or produced so great an effect."
It was not the escape which made
this Incident memorable, but Kelly's
bull. He was furious at the accident,
and rushed at Kenible, who was the
manager, saying: "I might have been
killed entirely, and who then who
would have maintained me for the res'
of my life?"
N or! her a Lake.
Little Shuaway lake Is stated to have
a flit bottom, with a depth varying from
68 to 74 feet, measured from the mean
high water mark, says Vancouver Her
ald. The deepest water found In the
Great Shusway was 555 feet, about six
miles northward from Clnnemousin
Narrows. In Seymour Arm, though
the whole lake Is notably deep.
Adams lake, however, exceeds either
of the Shusways, as Its average depth
for twenty-nine miles Is upward of 1.
100 feet, and at one point a depth of
1,900 feet was recorded. In the north
west corner of this lake, at a depth of
1,118 feet, the purpose of the scientific!
explorers was defeated by the presence
of mysterious submarine
which played with the sounding line
like some giant fish and prevented any
measurement being taken. It la a com
plete mystery how the currents could
have been created at this depth, and
clentlflo curiosity will, no doubt, im
pel either public or private enterprise
to send a second expedition to the scene
this summer to endeavor to solve the
riddle. As the height of the surface of
this lake Is 1,380 feet above the sea
level, Its present bed is, therefore, only
190 feet above the sea, although 200
miles distant from the nearest part of
the ocean. Dr. Dawson Rnd his asso
ciates believe that the beds of some of
the mountain lakes in the region are
many feet lower than the sea level.
He InTenteil the CJhoat.
J. Henniker Heaton tells an Interest
ing seq"ei to the most, famous Austra
lian ghsst story, which came to his
knowledge as one of the proprietors of
the leading New South Wales weekly,
the Town and Country Journal. One
of the most famous murder cases In
Australia was discovered by the ghost
of the murdered man sitting on a rail
of a dam (Australian for horsepond),
into which his body had been thrown.
Numberless people saw it, and the
crime was brought home. Years after,
a dying man making his confession,
said he invented the ghost. He wit
nessed the crime, but was threatened
with death if he divulged it, as he
wished to, and the only way he saw out
of the Impasse was to affect to see the
ghost where the body would be found.
Aa soon as he started the Btory, such
is the power of nervousness, that num
erous other people began to see it, untfl
its fame reached such dimensions that
search was made and the body found
and the murderers brought to Justice.
Belonged to a Modern Jonah.
On leg ot a pair ot trousers was
found In the stomach of a big shark
caught near Annapolis, Md., a few days
THE TOW LINEN SUIT.
rtnMil4 br rmlnral Maloamra II
Ivanlaxes over flannels mil's as re
(r.U rtMtlmws and adaptability to the
laun.li) process, there are still m.ir.y
prejudices asalnst It which havs
gradually overcuuie In the capital by
such men as ei-S-'peaker Heed, Con
creM.nian Hilt. ConyreMinan Hatch and
other statesmen, who havs pioneered
th inw milt In iioniilarltr. A K I tow
B11 ran ,(, ,,urchBed ftr about $U0 an
some utlors maae inem tor fu. ui
they rati be bought for $10 and as low as
$5. One young man sent to Kentucky
last year for one of those $j tow suits.
It proved a perfect fit, even If It did
look suxplclsualy like sacking, but he
wore It until It was soiled and then
unli DUt u on after Us first wasn-
Ing. Instead of shrinking the trousers
had stretched six Inches and the coat
nearly reached to his knees. He car
ried It to the tailor and had the sur
plus trimmed off, until onca more It
fitted blm perfectly. After wearing It
a week or ten days he sent It again to
the laundry and when It came back he
opened the package with a feeling of
wonder what Idiosyncrasy the suit had
developed In the meantime. This time
It had stretched only about four inches,
but had shrunk correspondingly In
bremlth, forming a very close fit about
the hips and shoulders. Once more It
was rehabilitated by the tailor and
worn until soiled. When It came back
from the laundry the third time It was
allll long enough in the legs to fit the
original poxResaor, while In every other
direction It had shrunk Into a fading
remembrance of Its former self and this
season adorns the shrinking figure of a
THEY WHIPPED TOMMY.
II Wanted Rparrow, but Didn't Want
all Thar Wa In Anitaraou.
"Tom" Is a malteso cat living In An
derson, Ind. He took a young spar
row from Its neat the other day and
dozens of the birds attacked him. The
sparrows swarmed about the despoller
of the nest, pecked at his head, ears and
back, and then darting away before he
had a chance to claw them. Occasion
ally Tom would rise on his hind legs,
make a wicked lunge at the birds, and
several were sent to the earth aa the
result of his sharp claws. The air was
filled with the little excited birds and
their chatter could be heard a block
away. By this time Tom was squalling
at the top of his voice and hla eyes
glowed like coals of Ore. The fight
continued up the Btreet until the hotel
was reached, when Tom made a dive
for the office, but was headed off and at
last found refuse under a cab that stood
in front of the door. A large crowd
gathered and saw the fight waged by
the birds on their common enemy. Un
der the cab the birds could not reach
Tom without subjecting themselves to
great danger from his sharp claws, and
soon flew back to the barn chattering
and making every possible manifesta
tion of delight. When the noise was
stilled the thoroughly whipped Tom
crawled from under hla retreat and
scurried down the alley.
A Connelentloas Catflnh.
There have been many cases wher
fishes have been caught In whose capa
cious maws were found long missing
rings, necklaces, base ball masks, and
such like trifles. Once in a great while
a thieving fish Is stricken by Its con
science Into a desire to make restltu
tlon. Such a fish was the giant cat
which lay watching the shores of an
Eastern stream all through the month
of April. Many fishermen tried to land
him, but he contemptuously refused the
most tempting lures, until a tall man of
striking personal appearance came one
day. The big cat leaped fram the water
and fell at hts fset, without waiting for
hook or line. The tall man was aston
ished. After ctUtlng open the fish after
ward he discovered a gold eagle which
he had lost a year before lying in the
fish's stomach. Most wonderful of all,
there were, besides, sixty copper cents-
one year's legal Interest, which the
noble fish had yielded up Its life In try
Ing to restore. Here la a mark for other
piscatorial prevaricators to work up to.
A New I lfo.
Lord God, Thou lcttest the green things
A new life every year;
Out of their sunken selves they rise,
Erect and sweet and clear.
Behold the lily's pure, white leaves
Unfolding by each mere!
Aftaln thf sap mounts In the fir
Thro" every swelling vein;
Again the clover stirs and thrills,
Responsive to the rain;
Again the tender grass makes green
The lone breast of the plain.
Hear the new, golden field of song
The lark pours to the blue!
Behold the strong, undaunted shoot
Pushing Its brave front through
The fallen tree! . . . Lord God, Lord
Let me begin anewl
Out tt my own self let me rise!
For, God, If It can be
A new and noble growth may spring
From yon decaying tree
Surely a strong, pure life may mount
Out of this life of me.
-Ella Hlgglnson in Leslie's Weekly.
Captain of Her Own Yacht.
Lady Spencer Clifford of England has
Just passed with first honors the exami
nation for a sea captain's license; and
if she desires to do4so she can now serve
as master oi any snip on tna nign seas.
Cut her immediate put pose is to be
qualified as captain of bar own yacht.
CHASED BY A RATTLER.
Raaraaaaa Ha a Warrvar larapafroai
M lllltaa r-r " ''f Kr.llla.
Kan Frauclsco Kiamln. r: S. I. Pat-
ton, of I'klab, had an engagement with j
a huge rattlesnake recently, from tha
effects of which he la not as yet out of j
danger. Pat ton was on his way to a
ranch which he owns about five miles,
from this city. Always on the watch!
tor something to add to his already j
large collection of nettts, birds and ani
mals, he discovered what he supposed
to be a huge bird's l't. Unmount
ing, be crawled on his bands and
knees through the chapparal, and
was about to reach for the nuppobed
nest when the thing, giving no warn
ing but a LIks. (-truck at Mr. Paxton.
but fell short Paxton turned and maile
bis way out of the chapparal as fast na
possible, with the snake after him. On
emerging from the chapparal Paxton
started on a run for his horse, secured
hla rifle and shot the snake. It was a
long time before the gentleman could
calm himself so that he could take
measurements. The snake was five
feet four Inches In length, and was as
large aa a man's leg. It bad eighteen
rattlera and a button, and la the larg
est that has been killed in the valley.
Considering that Mr. Paxton has only
one arm to battle with. It Is marvelous
that ha escaped as well as he did. He
la still quite prostrated, and will be
mora careful In the future.
Awake, my eountrymf n. awake,
And watch thewlleyToei
Stand toyonr arms for freedom's sake.
Heroic valor show.
Errors of Youth.
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