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About Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 3, 1899)
GEO. D. CANON. Editor.
HARRISON, - - NEBRASKA
A. O. Bleueer of Tecumeeh la suffer
Ins with a broken rib, tbt result of ai
accident euatalned while swimming to
Mike Brltt of Hastings was placed
oadar $500 bond to keep the peace. H
had threatened to kill his wife and was
Treated on her complaint. He failed
to secure bail and waa locked up.
The total amount of claims filed foi
bounty for wild animals la now 135.308
The appropriation Is $45,000. The total
mount of claims) filed against tbe
12. appropriation li 112,802.
Kharaa, the self-styled magnetic
beaier of Nebraska City, was released
from custody upon a bond for $200,
signed by Paul Jessen and Ezra John
son. His case will come up for hearing
at the September term of the district
At Petersburg:, July 26, William Jones
struck Charles Conroy with a knife.
Jones then Inflicted a serious wound
In Conroy's abdomen, also using a
knife. Jones is In jail and Conroy lies
at the point of death. Both are ped
dlers. A warrant has been Issued for tbe ar
rest of Hal Ashby, charged with crim
inal assault on the person of Mrs.
John Kogan. Both parties live south
west of Hartington several miles. The
complaint alleges that Mrs. Kogan was
knocked down and painfully Injured.
The plane of R- W. Grant of Lincoln
for a hospital building and an indus
trial heme, both to be built for the Be
atrice Home for Feeble Minded, have
been accepted by the board of public
lands and buildings. The cost of the
hospital buildings is not to exceed $10,
600 and tbe appropriation for tbe school
building la $6,000.
Work on the new $15,000 school house
Is now progressing rapidly at Ponca.
The contractor hopes to be able to com.
plete the building without another in
terruption. When the same is com
pleted Ponca will have the largest,moet
handsome and best equipped BChool ed
ifice north of the Platte river.
The farmers are now beginning to
cut their wheat and oats and if the
present dry, hot weather continues
these crops will all have to be cut with
in a few days. Rye and barley are cut
and much is in thefstack. The farmers
report a good prospect for a heavy
yield In all kinds of small grain and
also that the quality will be of the
very best. Corn still looks welL
Papers have been filed at Piattsmouth
Incorporating a new company to ,be
known as the Western Independent
Long Distance Telephone company, its
sapital stock is $100,000, and Is divided
into $100 shares and the indebtedness
of this company is not to exceed $20,
JOG. The incorporators are. Charles C.
Parmelee, Tom H. Parmolee, T. H.
Pollock and T. H. Ewing. The princi
pal business of the company will be to
sonstfuct and operate a full copper me
tallic circuit to all of the larger towns
of the state, the work of which will be
commenced at once.
I P. Brown of Beatrice, charged
with using a knife with Intent to kill
his son-in-law, John Blodgett, on the
alght of June 2a, was given his prelim
inary hearing before Judge Calllson.
About fifteen witnesses were examined
for the state and at the conclusion of
the trial the defendant was bound over
to await the next term of district court
in the sum of $1,000. Brown furnished
ond for bis appearance when the case
3 called In district court. General
Dolby appeared for the dewendant and
ihe state's Interests were looked after
ay County Attorney Rlnaker, aasteted
ty Judge Kretalnger.
WESTERN NEWS ITEMS.
Tbe new beet sugar factory atflprlng
rllle, t'tah, la neaiing completion.
Montana stockmen are congratulat
es themselves over an excellent crop
Crops In the Flathead valley. Mon
Jana. promise to be the largest ever
A congressional party Is expected at
Sheridan, Wyo., to inspect me new mil
iary post there.
Tfce first of tbe apricot crop In soutb-
m Orea-on la being marketed. It la
atar than usual thla year.
Tbe trouble between rival unions of
ilumhara at Butte baa reached the
stnae of active hostilities.
Astoria proposes to erect a monument
k the Oresron volunteers who were
Killed or died la tbe Philippines.
Governor Tuner denies that he vlo-
ated the Colorado game laws and tbe
same wardens aay they nave no ln
antlon of arresting him.
The wheat in the PaJouse country,
Paahina-toa. la better than the aver
kge. In many parts of the state it has
Men damaged by hot weather.
H. A. Mosman and Bam Oilbertb are
B )all At Greeley, Colo., charged with
Ihrsrma the name of C. E. Mosman. a
Laramie (Wyo.) cattleman, to several
The coal mine strike at the Diamond
mi rwn.) mines has been settled and
fee aaea have returned to work. The
Mubte arose over tbe discharge of two
Ban, whom their fellow workmen de
aianl- reinstated. An investigation
tt the matter showed that there war
Mod cum for their discharge and the
striking- miners at once resumed work.
A Shoshone Indian, one of a party
tosh the Fort Hall reservation, ha
keea arrested and sent to jail at Ev
aatoa. Wyo.. on the charge of Illegal
tUUag of game.
A terrible double tragedy was enact
t -on the Upper Kaaab, Utah., in which
DadaW Saoamtller. a well known dtisen
sf Mtlani Utah, waa shot and killed
frV WffisBsB H. Roundy. who then turn
U the ajsBPQB uoon himself and eosn
,"2 Mtfatdo. The killing ! believed
to lev. ton Mmed by s- old feud and
- t Ursula over a water right. .
i Vlm Cott-a. Wash., ha.
.' if irHieCtlM mrgeat puroNutea of
- ! 1 ' c at el eewts tav tbe ware-
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FIGHTING IS RESUMED
FOUR AMERICANS KILLED AND
Capture or Calamba City Effected
After Sharp Battle Capture
Manila. (Special.) An expedition,
aomposed of troops from San Pedro Ma.
catl. Pasig and Morong, under Briga
dier General R. H. Hall, captured Ca
lamba, an important trading town on
the south shore of Laguna de Bay.
There were two hours' fighting, dur
ing which four soldiers were killed and
twelve wo uaded. The trenches com
manding the harbor were under water,
but the swampiness of the land made
the work harder. The troops boarded
:acoes Tuesday night. The force com
prised 400 of the Washington volun
teers, 460 of the Twenty-first infantry,
150 of the Fourth cavalry and two guns
of the First artillery. These and the
gunboats Rapidan and Cos to assem
bled opposite Calamba Wednesday aft.
Crowds of people in carts and on
foot were seen rushing to the hills. Na
tives escaping from Calamba In ca
noes, said 100 Insurgents held the town.
A force under Captain McGrath of
the Twenty-first Infantry and Captain
Eltonhead landed above the town, but
found a river intervening.
Captain McGrath and Lieutenant Bat
ion swam the river under a fire from
twenty Mauser rifles. Having crossed
the stream the officers procured a cas
coe to ferry the troops over. The In
surgents retreated throutrh the town,
hooting from houses and bushes ae
they fled to the hills.
Three members of the Washington
regiment waded from cascoes through
swamps often shoulder deep, while a
group of Filipinos, concealed in hay
stacks, were shooting at them until
the Napldan focused her slx-pounders
and gatllng guns on the stacks for a
few minutes. Most of the work wae
4one before tLe Washington volunteers
could reach tbe town.
The Filipinos left three dead. Of the
casualties on the American side, two
of the killed and three of the wounded
were members of the Fourth cavalry
and two killed and eight wounded be
longed to the Twenty-first Infantry.
There was much shooting by Amigos,
who emerged from the bushes with
white flags. After the fight a doxen
men holding up their bands and shout
ing "Castlllanos" - met the American
savalry. Even SpaniBh soldiers em
braced the Americans hysterically.
There were fifty Spanish prisoners at
Calamba, of whom some were civil offi
cials and some were soldiers. They had
been given the choice of joining the
Filipino army or becoming servants to
the Filipinos, and chose the army, in
tending to surrender at the first oppor
tunity. Most of the civilians reached
the American lines during the fighting.
but the Insurgents took others away
with them in their retreat.
General Hall captured twelve Fili
pinos with guns
Major General Henry W. Lwton,
Prof. Dean C. Worcester of the Amer
ican Philippines commission, Mrs. Gen
eral Lawton, General Lawton's son ac
companied the expedition on board a
launch, and sat coolly In an unprotect
ed boat close to the shore during the
fighting, the bullets splashing about
Today General Hall brought to Ma
nila the Spaniards whom the expedi
tion had released from captivity of
more than a year.
Lieutenant Larsen, comma nnlmr the
Napldan, today found a long-mlsslng
Spanish gunboat, which had been so
covered with bushes, ana nHhneis as
not to resemble a vessel.
The Filipinos, having met reinforce
ments and thinkinc that the Amer
leans had evacuated the town, descend
ed from the hills intending to reoecupy
Calamba. General Hall easily drove
them back. General Hall will leave a
garrison at Calamba.
HOW A TRAITOR DIED.
Spitted on a Bayonet and Shot Full
Kansas CIty.Mo. (8pecial The Star
says: The tragic scene which attended
the death of Corporal Leonard
Hayes, America's only traitor In the
Philippines, was witnessed by Sergeant
George A. Lamarsh of company H
Twentieth Kansas volunteers, now In
the olty. Sergeant Lamarsh went to
the Philippines with the Second Ore
gon regiment fourteen months ago
Corooral Hayes, be says, became en
amored of a Filipino beauty and, de
serting his comrades, was placed In
oharge of a Filipino battery with the
rank of lieutenant. He met his oeatn
almost In the first engagement in which
be fought against his country. Speaking
of this battle Sergeant Lamarsh said:
"We had charged the Filipinos, driv
lag them back and killing and wound
ing many. Among the wounded left on
the field we found Hayes. He was reo.
riaed by several of the boys. One
the soldiers of the Second Oregon
drove hie bayonet through the body of
the wounded traitor and lifted him
up above his head and held blm thr
while the soldiers shot aim. xne Dooy
was thrown Into a trench and burled
with several dead Filipinos. We would
have tveated him worse. If we bad
Hayes waa a corporal m company 1.
First Colorado volunteers.
Barker's Latest Report.
Washington, D. C (Special.) The
navy department has made public
further report from Captain Barker,
recently In command of the naval force
In the Philippines, covering the period
from May W to June 11 He Incloses a
report from Commander Swlnburn of
the gunboat Helena, describing a trip
to the Sulu Islands and telling of the
embarkation of the Spanish garrison
from Zamboanga. which was turned
over to the Insurgenta. The sultan was
absent on tbe date of the report, but
was exnected back dally.
The commander tails of the good ef
fact of the co-operation of the Helena
with the army In its advance on Ha
eoor, tbe snip commanding a bridge
over which tbe eaemy bad to paaa. On
June M CaMaln Barker tells of tbe part
takes by tbe navy at tbe capture of
Paranaque aad Lo Plans. He saye an
understanding bad beea reached with
Oaasral Otis aa to tbe advance, aad
that be waa to refrain from firing upon
women, children aad towns. The Helena
la greatly appreciated la tbe Philip
pines. Tbe Hght draught of that vessel
aad tbe Msaadanfib aad Monterey make
MaaW-eelal.rIt la reported la
rilfpmo drelss m Manila that tbe In
assfam recently received consign.
gi.g f ealtaetre aad lead from Ja
va), lie taaaweata bad beea aaper-bB-f
aMBT 4-emmes ta tbe maa
few ri fewder. wlaet
1 T P "A iaCE fwW Of fB
iJ:ai a rmv
IT IB ALWAYS HANDY.
Reoelpt Book That Should
Something Is always wrong with maa
beast, and It Is not always con
venient to send for a .physician or a
horse doctor. Dr. Kendall's FerTectea
Receipt Book la a plain. commonseaM
practical book, which any man or wo
man can understand. As a rule such
works are too complicated and can not
be understood by people who need tht
information meat. People do not can
tor a book of t'0'"dlrhP-f0tl
founl -- r
eeiii u I-r-ri.-r,",r"
T 4 'f . f -rr?- "fial sto
t r kvX'fk reprei
fi'V Irormal vote of
'wftors. The Cenl
L-f in.-... , u, ,AM-,h. .a,.-,j,..,fft..M aSO voted to
heeled "waukenphasts there waa a
4hout of approval from the reformers,
the doctors, the woman's rights wom-
n, the Rainy Daisies and other "sen
Now that the dainty footwear again
sas become lasnionaoie, ana women
nok finished below as well as to
gloves and hats, Instead of like mln
re wives, the "reform" crowd Is very
sensibly", silent, says the New York
Press. The change is too evidently ap
propriatefrom The Man's standpoint
When women wore low. nat-heeiea
hoes they walked like a man stolid.
Sat-footed. bluntly, without grace ana
womanliness. The Man thlnka They
a-ere comfortable, undoubtedly, because
they gradually nettled down in their
xMnfort so that they no longer looaeo
ipringhtly. They had that "aged" ap
pearance that goes with supreme com
fort. French heels seem to Impart vivaci
ty, youth and daintiness to a womanr.
rhe beautiful girls ana young mar
ried women who throng Broadway on
line days trip along now, whereas they
need to lag. They have their bodies
poised expectantly, ae If about to ea
tend a welcome haad to Tha Admiring
Man approaching from the opposite di
rection. Their shoulders are squared,
their chests expanded, their lines of
grace brought out exquisitely.
The French heel Intensifies a pretty
woman's beauty la Tbe Man's verdict.
Ttoe Unimportant Bridegroom
Tbe bridegroom ta always bashful
aad 111 at ease from a most unwarrant
ed sense of Ms own importance, tor.
aa every oae knows, bo one ever no-
tlcee blm. unless It be the minister of
the bride herself. Even his mother It
scrutinising her new daughter's all
and bearing, and "the other woman,"
If she la there, has come only to ae
his laat choice. But the effete aaat li
flattering In tt reception of the bride'
groom compared to the breesy west,
where women most do rule. In Kan
saa, for Instance, the bridegroom's nero
la not even mentioned in tne weaaing
notices. Listen to thla society note
from the Stockton. Kan., News: "Mist
Delia Hill is married. Her husband It
a traveling man of considerable means,
and aha does not have to labor, not
even to make her own bed. Her bus
hand is some years older than she If
and weighs 4 pounds."
William Parsons of East Union, If.
T., has a crow that la a record-break
er ae a cMcaen raiser, me crow wai
tmd bv Parsons' boy a. aad when
ben with eight chicks deserted bet
brood, tbe crow, who waa wandering
about tbe yard, took charge of them
He would go about with tbe peepert
aad when ha found a worm or eholct
tldMt would summon them with a pe
culiar call they soon learned to answer
Recently a chicken hawk descends
oa the broad, but instead of flying fw
shelter, like aa old bea, tbe crow gsv
k.iiu 4th heak aad taloas. vanquish-
mar bis opponent Tbe entire eta
AMmi kin haea find bV the CTOV
aad a few days ago be waa discovers
kUbat hi bea'a aeet that he ha
foaad 1a tbe araaa, so ae may
1 or bm
for wwertM aUk heisT
shoot mea foi
'THE BODY CREMATED
INOERSOLL'S REMAINS REDUCED
Incineration of the Body Takes
Plaoe In Preeence of Bereaved
few Tork. Special.) The body of
bnel Robert G. Iagersoll was ere
Red at Fresh pond, U L The body
b placed In the retort at 11:50, and
I o dock all that remained was aan.
There were no services at the c re-
lory. Even the organ, which is ue
ly played while a cremation Is going
waa silent. This was at the request
here was a crowd about the bulld-
and a number demanded admis
but no one except the members of
family and two members of tbe
Vnation society were admitted.
Die body was removed from waiston
after 9 o'clock and taken to th
hbe' Ferry station, where a funeral
was waiting. The body was placed
he car and the members of the fin
al so entered it- The body was in-
ked in a black coffin, unrelieved by
dies or plate.
p the trip to the city Mrs. Ingersoll
the family sat about the Dier ana
he top of the coffin rested wreaths
k-oses and evergreen The party
hed the Freshpond crematory at
o'clock. The coffin was not opened
y ins coiumoanum. ihuk t " -Wild
beside it for a 'few moments and
it was carried to the lncineraung
hen the retort was sufficiently cool
radle waa drawn out and the alum
sheet was opened. The ashes were
placed In the usual canister and
In the urn. The urn was taken
harge by the Ingersoll party. The
rn trip was then begun. Mrs. iu-
kall bore uo well.
he funeral urn Is a beautiful one.
nd with laurel leaves and berries
baa relief, and set wltn cypress
rm fashioned of sreen bronse. it
al and set on a red porphyry base
rests on a brass plate, cm one
In the simole inscription: "Robert
Ingersoll." On the other in French
the words: "This urn noias m
the heart, the memory.
REASE STOCK SSO'OOO.OOO
them Paclflo Holders Conclude
to Put In a Little Water.
Francisco, Cal. (Special.) At a
iting of the shareholders of the
hern Pacific company neio toaay,
. I ..
Ty. " " " '
vmomilOIl W iiilitooc im , j
ia.1 stock from $150,000,000 to 200.
the meeting 86,500 shares
represented, more than the nee
e decision to increase tne capital
kVi was approved, as it waa part of
'WjiLrhsmp for thp financial orKaniza-
scheme for the financial organiza.-
nf the Central Facinc ana us
olldatlon with the Southern Pacific.
stockholders of the Central Pacific
to surrender their stock Into the
hern Pacific treasury and they will
receive an eaual amount of boutn-
ll'acific stock, share for share. The
ral Pac fie stockholders win re-
as a bonus for the exchange a
tn amount oi. iwumnn x tu.tuv.
lv tix.ooo.ooo. For
ng the latter, the Southern Pacific
kirn gets, besides central rawm;
non stock, a J2O,000,00o issue of tne
r company's cumulative preferred
This preterm! siock is a new
which has been sanctioned by
the Central Paciivc
tral Pacific directors
for the exchange of
Btock between the two corporations as
mentioned and have approved of the
1125,000,000 of new mortgages for the
Central. These mortgage bonds have
all been pledged by the Speyer Bank
ing company and are to be delivered to
the purchasers, most of whom are In
Europe, as soon as the securities are
engraved and properly signed In New
Hanna Gaes Into Trust
Cleveland. O. (Special.) A big trans
action Involving the transfer of proper
ty worth several millions or dollars
from M. A. Hanna A Co. to the Na
tional Steel company was consummated
today. Tbe sale, according to tne nest
I) formation obtainable tonigni, inciuaes
the Iron mining property of M. A. Hen
na and the company in Michigan, aa
well aa Its fleet of vessels on the lanes.
The list of the property 1 as follows:
The famous Chepin mine at iron
Mountain, Mich., the lands of the Wln-
trop Iron company at Ishpemlng.Mlch.,
Including MO acres of mining lands: the
Mutual Transportation company's fleet,
which Includes the steamers Coral la,
Corsica, Corona aad Cambria, and tha
Menominee Transportation company's
boats, which are the eteamers Grecian,
Roman. German. Canon aad Britain.
Thla transaction, which hi one of the
largest ef recent years, meana that x.
A. Hanna A Co. are to retire from the
mlnlns- and transportation business. It
la also known that the firm Is negotiat
ing for the sale of its coal mining prop
erty in the Pittsburg district, to tbe
recently formed soft coal trust The
transaction has been consummated
verv auietly aad nothing became puo-
lie about It until the details came out
Friendless and Alone
Dallas. Tex. A special to the rfewa
from Oalveston says: Mrs. Rich waa ar
raigned before the judge or letters at
Juarea today for a set preliminary
bearinsr, which the law of Mexico di
rects must take plaoe within seventy-
two hours after the arrest of a prison
er. She waa told that she waa aus
TwctMi of the murder of her husband
and asked If she objected to the Judge
on the bench trying her. wis promptly
said she did, aad as a consequence will
be tried by the president of tbe Chi
huahua tribunal of justice, who arrived
The chief of police of Juares went
Into Mrs. Rich's cell last nigni to in
miiPMkr she waa weening and sobbing.
The Judge aaw blm there and suspend
ed him for four aays wuaoui pay. m
governor directed that no person but
th 4udm and two witnesses be per
mitted to enter aer room aer aun-
The United States has provided no
lawyer for Mrs. Rich and the Ameri
can consul Baa not viaiiea aer im im
aumadared. She waa not rep re -
uniit bv an attorney la court thla
morning aad tbe only Americana prea
at ware two reporters.
Atlanta, Oa. The final session of ths
convention of the Southern Industrial
league waa held here today. By reaolu
tin. it floaveatlon pledged Itself ta
aaoore state aad municipal legislation
looking toward tbe exemption from
taxettoa for a limited Urns all manu
faoturlaf eaterprlees to be located
wlthla the states wpresanlsd la tb
POINTS AND MOOT POINTS.
Eney roads lead to hard places.
Beauty Is God's smile, love Is bte
We dream of heaven up to the very
edge of hell
Religion la to give to man what Ood
gives to us,
The fool knows everybody, or no
body, but himself.
We can have nothing without Imagi
nationGod least of alL
Art bequeaths an Immortal soul to
certain forms of matter.
Imagination may eihllarate, but
when It intoilcates It la abused.
Truth generally flashes a light on us
not becoming to our style of beauty.
Time Is an uneasy sleep eternal life
Is the glorious dream that disturbs It.
Truth, beauty and love! these are
the realities other things are dreama.
The tragedy and comedy of life Is
all included In the little farce of self.
"I forgot," said the lamb to the wolf.
"I never forget," said the wolf to the
The major part of human action Is
far from 'voluntary men are awful
There are lmpo'"lble people only Ood
knows how to take them or to tolerate
Our business must yield to our hu
manity, even If that business Is poetry,
philosophy or religion.
The theater of life has no programs
whether the first act Is on, or the
last, who shall say?
Shadows of thought and dreams of
song are all man attains to In this un
reality called Time.
Contradictions and inconsistencies
are the sum and substance of life, yet
somehow there is reconciliation.
What God Ideallies Is done, or In
process of being done. Wisdom is pri
marily the patience of love to abide re
sults. There are Ideas powerful enough to
revolutions society they only wait
to be Incarnated In a sincere and un
Man lacks nothing more than right
eous courage to resist Injustice; death
Is too late and too ignominious a re
treat from human oppression.
The human body the ship of the
soul, after its eventful voyage gladly
lays its bones upon the rocky shores
of time, having done its full duty by
its immortal passenger.
Many excellent bands.
Six thousand Europeans.
All women are brunettes.
Nobody hurries or worrixs.
Men wear white duck suits.
The Cathedral cost $1,000,000.
Four hundred thousand Chinese.
Natives have 129 holidays a year.
Children In school an hour a day.
Clerks earn $2,000 to $5,000 a year.
The most expert tattoolst In ths
Clerks work from daylight to noon,
rest tor two or three hours, and then
work till 6 o'clock.
By the law of the ilands everybody
s catnoiic io owici w
of any kind Is allowed.
Morality le at a low ulib among tht
Kanakas. Away from tne towns mo
Kanaka women wear nothing but the
rings In their noses and the cowry
shells hanging from their ears. They
do not know there is such a virtue aa
Man-eaters will attack natives who
ride down Into the sea on horseback to
bathe their animals and nip off a leg
if they have half a chance. As a rule,
though, the natives meet the man-eaters
half way and will dive In and rip
the flesh open with a knife.
The witchdoctor ,1a a demigod among
the Malaya Time la reckoned by tha
sun and moon, aa In China. A man ie
allowed but one wife In some tribes,
but in other tribes a man may have aa
many wives as he desires, and the m
men are looked upon aa mere chattels.
It ta good sport watching the native
from the -tobacco factories Darning
after the day's work la over. Four of
five thousand of them In together-
men, women aad children In the mer
riest confuaion. playing all aorta of
pranks on one another aad no end of
games, all In their birthday suite,
THE FEMININE OBSBRVER.
The greatest and best teat of a man's
devotion Is during a woman's Illness.
The neighbor's Ice cream freeser la
a fine Institution If he will lend It.
A good forgettery Is a desirable prop
erty, but It sometimes refuses to be
People apparently think that the only
thing that will make you walk lame
la a sprained ankle.
It Is much easier to take an Interest
In furs when the thermometer le at )
than when It le at M.
The lack of sympathetic companion
ship Is too often the cause or outer
strife with young mamea peopie.
Real old-fashioned love, the sort that
comes but once and comes to stay, m
the right kind and all other are coun
The piano organ Is never so fully ap
preciated aa when It comes to the
porch of a country house far removed
from such city luxuries.
It la always amusing to have a doc
tor prescribe mental occupation ts a
patient whose bread, butter aad oc
casional piece of cake are made by
To e able to walk down tbe street
with a soldier boy,la Joy enough ts
most women to compensate for hevtef
to year laat year's gown again
It Is all very well to talk of BPendeng
t he .winter la tbe country durtftf levels
summer days, but gloomy astama twi.
lights aad muddy roads frequeoUf pro
dare aa aitoraUoa of aenb-rTwTalsl
Ph. oldest tree on earth with aa
authentic history Is tha great Bhootree
of Burmah. For twenty centuries ii
baa been held sacred to Buddha,' and
no person Is allowed to touch the
trunk. When tht leaves fall they are
carried away aa relics by pilgrims.
A new system of advertising is m
vwue in San Francisco, a pounry
dealer has an Intelligent rooater, which
parades up and down tbe street before
ih. market, with hie owner's business
card displayed in his bill, and com
mands attention by frequent crowing.
Near Grobogaa. Java, there la a laae
of boiling mud about two miles in cir
cumference. Immense clouds of steam.
Ing mud are constantly ascending and
descending, and on the western eage
ih ris-antlc bubblee are continually
forming and exploding at the rate of
three a minute.
A hole In his right heel enamea a
negro workman In the diamond flelda
of South Africa to secrete and steal
gema to the value of $273,000. These
he expressed In small parcels ol irun
to a cousin In King William's Town,
in the extreme south of Africa, from
which place both recently departed ior
Tn nnenins- Great Marylebone street.
fndon. to lay electric cables, work
men came across several elm tree
water pipes In a fine state of preserva
tion, although they were oniy a
feet below the surface. These tree
trunks bored through were over two
hundred years old and must have been
a part of an old water conduit. The
does were blocked with silt, but oth
erwise were quite usable.
A story Is told of a young man m-
FMeland. a sreat chess enthusiast.
who was so annoyed at his failure to
solve an apparently simple problem
that he vowed he would neither sleep
nor eat until the solution was found.
He shut himself- up In a disused room
and was found four days later by his
relatives, terribly emaciated and out of
hl mind. He spent a year In a lunatic
asylum as the result of his rash vow,
and the problem remains unsolved.
Tho who believe that feeing ooi-
tles for babies are the result of mod
ern civilization are out of date. The
Creek nurses used to carry with them
a sponge full of honey In a small pot
to stop the children from crying, ana
In the British museum are two Greek
vases, dating from 700 B. C, which
are much like fredlng bottles used by
the Romans subsequently.
Queensland Is Inautruratlng a new
department In the fruit trade, says
London Invention. It Is found mat
dried bananas take the place of ralslna
In puddlnRS very well, and an enter
prising firm In Queensland has sent to
the reneral agent's oftlce. In Victoria
street, Westminster, a consignment of
dried banana, wKh the obji-rt of open
ing up a market for them in Lnglano.
Twenty-one counties In Georgia hove
i. prohibitory law.
Seven church buildings In Chicago
are advertlHed for sale.
There are six schools In Ireland
where Irich Is taught.
There are 1,000 electric lamps In the
White house at Washington.
Street railway companies In Phila
delphia pay the city yearly about $70,000
for car licenses.
Bears have been more plentiful In
Hungary than at any time within the
last fifteen years.
The average monthly wage of male
teachers In 1H8 was $fi0.ST7, and fe
It Is calculated that the sktne of more
lhan 100,000 animals are used annually
In binding Oxford bibles.
The average life of a note of the
Dank of Kn gland ta a little less than 79
daya Notes are never reissued.
It' is Drocotwd to establish two uni
versities In Ireland A Protestant Insti
tution at Belaet and a Catholic one
Russia has L0OO.60O prtncee, bat this
country ban several million Irishmen
and every one of them Is the descend
ant of an Irish king.
ta a result of dairy progress in
Brest Britain, the Import of Canadian
cheese fell laat year to tbe extent of
The British war office has decided
that brown legglaa. instead of black.
hall In future be supplied to all foot
soldiers of tbe regular army.
A London lady, who mourns the lose
of a pet poodle, has deemed It neoae-
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mu IV mm - r
cards printed In memory of fne doc's
Calcined seed pearls are considered a
medicine of great potency by the Chi
nese and beautiful art work In mother-of-pearl
has long been executed both In
China and Japan. .
The official statistics of the Baptist
denomination snow that there axe t.Ut
nlacea of worship In the United King
dom, providing sitting accommodations
for 1, $06,710 persona
When tbe president of the United
States sits at a dinner-table, even aa
the host, sjri there are ladles preaent,
he la always served first, aa all other
rulers. It Is an eld custom, observe
In all countries,
The latest life-boat, which has bean
approved by the British admiralty, car
ries three long cylinders. Into which
1,090,000 cubic feet of air can be com
pressed. This air will drive the boat
fifteen miles an hour for six hour.
Don't employ evil rneane and expect
, Don't ride a tbta bona barsbaiai II
you enjoy comfort.
Don't keep a good movemeat at
baad$ put K on foot taMBialaUty.
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