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Red Cloud Chief.
If sua JUa (RlkKJitrS t X g.
Jo withvet aMilty,
Han irzyyt co --rcua, Vrt i aJ
raia Ihhvts he a&'1 ctaa li.
A gvJ fal of It 10-taliM crease rf
'xki- b s.tfclsg bat tit ssfd xttfc,
8ys a oM bttttefer: "A 1f fct a
rzuutkmeai that ja- a cms laiti-""
ok . mis are if-rfar cc?U1z1m
xt Usui they lT lie ose oi-sSse.
How III coal Jutl'tr' Tfettai SJ
Cci tlra Ijlox Ja efit tor tiB tvt
A. Ria't tit to at to fc fcit aSf-
tcriKt.it tie Sm tfrt b tUa to i&fr
'- ' -i. -j ,.. S
pst Sf? irtax SU eee
Kettle aru tfe tAzzXtsA as
ore tia to hare a co-Jtfitity call -I
ty tfa Cnt &air,c.
A I roi is eo3Tntion It cent
Ut t.f utijlhiax that fo know .
bodf rii WifcU to Mrjr.
-Tn Teara f a k ne'er U the titJe
of a tur UJ Can it J tb author
It a can jbo wuri Uifcdoga?
rrJcd.fc it tbtat fM? vfcieb
ket -oen from telling or ancther
rfcn their" tMrtwaff U doa't fit In lh
fiute' AUnrcey Deaeen of CMca-J
wantt Xtf.tAm (torn Ztfl firm
wbltb bare nxleetd to file annual
itatercect irith the tecretary of XzXk
at U prcnrdd by the la-r whltb rot
rn a;rporati&nr. Shonld Mr Deneen
rrer intteed fa xettiar that nam, or
r.trn - no.ner oi it. iwe couair muum t
bare a f?Rd arsJlaWe f- ptMi"
proresaenu consbltrably larger than
tven .'e Vcrk eosid err collect orer
and abore the ordinary total of uza
tfon. American can hare xoo'l country
road, if they want them. It U only a
matter of taking proper tare of tbeni
w'hn they are once made, and thlz
mutt be done with r'g!arit7 and sys
tem. In England tb rcufi'tatnier Is
always at work. He lives in a cottage
n the road and takei care of a section
which ha been assigned U, h' . With
bis barrow ho fills the worn places
with Hint and removes the litter from
the roadway, keeping It neat and tidy.
There Is an Inspector for every county
dlvlilon, and all the roadt are under
the charge of a committee of the coun
ty council. From beginning to. end of
the year nearly criTy mlje of Kngllth
country road It under the charge of a
road-mender, paid to do bl work.
lunula has agreed to arbitrate with
this country the calms for damages
tin seizure of American cealers eight
years ago. England and Canada have
also agreed on the temporary Alaskan
boundary and Germany and England
teem Inclined to settle the Hamoan af
fair In accordance with their respective
Interests and the rUhts of the United
fltatcs. This somewhat extraordinary
disposition to settle all outstanding
disputes with this country Is flatter
ing, of course, to America, but It sug
gest! that one or more of the com
Vlalsant powers mentioned Is likely
noon to spring a surprise In some part
of the world and that It Is thought best
lo be on friendly terms with Uncle
6am before attempting a coup, How
ever that may be, the United Stales la
ready to come to a fair understanding
with one or all as to any grievances or
disputes between the countries, and as
to future events is unite able to look
after lis own Interests. lint we will
not become too intimate with any ol
An English railway engineer has In
vented a car for lessening the loss of
life In railway accident. The plan
idoptcd, which Is favorably regarded
y English experts, Is extremely sim
ple. Ontho ground that the danger
from railwny accidents is In tho tend
tncyy'of the modern enf to telescope,
ind IB the Inability of the pruio.tt stylo
Df buffers to tnko up very severe
ihocka, the Inventor has designed a cur
that will tako up and break a very
cayy shock without Injury to Itself,
jxecpt. In extremo cases, His buffer
sac is.fllledwlth powerful uprlngs, cal
lutatcito resist ordinary prcuure, but
to tolcsdopo under Intentie strain to
tne-thlrd Its normal size, thus exhaust
ing tho forco of the shock and sav
ing tho puoaengor cars from injury,
rhol caps, cro to Ct used In pairs, one
to fQllpw every train and another to
prcccdo the baggugo car, iiopnrntlng It
Irom tho engine and tendor. "lie forco
of a collision would thus be broken,
whether It should coma from the front
A grocer In southern Ohio, who had
taken an nctlvo part against tho sale
of liquor to boys, wan recently vi-ltcd
by ' a delegation of saloonkeepers.
After listening patiently to their
throats lo destroy his business unless
lie- craaod interfering with theirs, ho
replied; "You rolstalio my wares, gen.
tlcmcn. I soil groceries, not princi
ples." An answer that transforms an
bumble trader Into a moral hero,
r,.- r,''. 7
Tha'IkXH-B'cuavbo routed more time
without losing ground thnn uny othci
peoplo who ever went to war.
Grass Slate Tunis
am tfraucM newtr a mm
Kary-4 Ci & -lt fenra Ite-
JEKfej JEeWt Tlrgii
MimUtyyt Dmrtk a4 .-
Tj the KcztMaxA effort d tbe rt
paMkaatt t ae.ti-Jebefite. Taylor,
r psb&css. it everted gtertw of Ken
tarier fey . susjvrfty Tirf-yraly estimat
ed at frwsB $y. S 120 orer Cottf.L
lJe-S. VAmrc rttxirtA sptomld-
i lM l !ctV3 cf tt en-
i lire rrpsblScaa titled, while tfce eom-
j yJexSos cf SLe le$5la.- t la doubt.
Cuws ereJj bli di-OTr pre-
7151? -i ifc-r tJ Tgi 3? the- state
. ztttitei- x&i nne than an crdi-
na-re4s -a polled, tbe tital falling
Afr lip. m.f Torvly, thr retarn
fr un Oblr -howed tiat reptiblicia net v
Cin m iucrrAAto at &ch a rate
a to indicate a plnralltj of frc i
30,0 ta Vi,Wl tor Judge A'aAh, repnt
lfcan for yurernor, and the entire re
noMican kiate tick:, icclcdin? a ma
'jMlyol th IrjioUtorc. Aftr thU
anonnc.rnnt bad U-n made, Iatr
retorn vrere rtc;iTi icdkatic' .till
(frctr rr-patdican pini.
Major J o. of Toledo, who ran a
an independent, at 0 o'cbs!c conceded
hi o n AtitV, and naJd: "If ray race
hai con trios ted fn an ajr to the
kuccejM of f cbn It. McLean, and a re
buke to the Infam otu fhllllpine policj
of the adtainUtratios, I feel that it ha
cot hcen in rain."
The election pawed off qoiety
throughout the state. The d twratic
majority l estimated at ZttXfft. The.
-ntire denwratic state ticket is elected
. ... ... ....
y a majority eonserratlTely estimated
at VJJjt). The official count will not
greatly Tary thev; figures. The pop
ulist rote showed a decided falling off,
which will probably amount to V) per
cen t. J &t orer KXiO vote v. ere pol led
during the day. The role on the Xocl
amendment prorldfng for an elective
judiciary will require an cflicil count
to determine the result.
At 10 p. m. Tuesday very meagre re
turns indicate republican gain in the
county elections held over Kansas. In
Shawnee county the whole republican
ticket is elected by a gain of 20 per
cent orer last year. A very light vote
was polled all over the state. Heturns
received up to midnight Indicate that
the republican gain ove r the state at
large will average 10 per cent. The
republicans have elected 8 out of the
12 candidates for district judge in the
state and the only two candidates for
Return from state and city so far
received indicate that the republicans
will have about the same majority in
tho next assembly a In the last, the
democratic gains in New York city be
ing offset by losses in the smaller coun
ties, Tammany is rejoicing over the
defeat of Astemblyiniin Kobert Mazet,
republican, by Perez M. Stewart. He-
turns from eighty-four of 103 districts
in liuffulo indicate a landslide for the
republicans. Thomas II eney, republi
can for district attorney, will probably
have over 10,000 plurality.
The returns at midnight Indicate
that the republicans have carried New
Jersey by about 20,000 plurality, al
though there was no direct vote on a
state ticket. Republicans will control
both houses of the legislature by good
working majorities and will have an
Increased representation In the house
of assembly. The next assembly will
be composed of forty-one republicans
and nineteen democrats as against
thirty-seven republicans and twenty
three democrats last year.
At 1:30 Wednesday morning 680 pre
cincts of the 2,032 in the state guvc
Shaw 80,r,6.V, White 72,:U2. This a net
republican gain of 9,853, or about four
teen to the preeinet. The same ratio,
If kept up for the state, will give a re
publican plurality f about 09,000.
There uru a few republican gains In
the legislature mid ttiu Indications are
the republicans will have IIS of the
Gen. T, J. Sliryoclc, chairman of the
Maryland republican statu ccntrul
committee, at 10 o'clock Tuesday night
conceded tho election of John Walter
Smith, democrat, for governor by 10,
000 majority. The returns from tho
state are very meagre, but those thus
far received show substantial demo
In Pennsylvania no returns have yet
been received from districts outside of
Philadelphia. In that city scattering'
returns point to the election of the
regular republican statu ticket by a
greatly reduced plurality owing to tho
high vote cast.
Returns from 353 cities and town in
Massachusetts glvu Crane, republican,
ltM.8r.0i Pulne, (leinocrut, 103.H12. The
republicans, thqrcfore, havo carried
.Uio statp by.t5,Q37,"V, n.t.,rcpublican
ibas of 18,17. 12 '-.
MU5TC0 TO SMI QUENTIH
CcStr of C cfpfrsr l itiarrf
Tr M tJ.
A fov . Mx'bo. NoTember 7 dl-
plei ay The ewlminatin ;ene fn
Je Joajf dra a oat latcr trouble In
tkeCoaerd'Alene mining region ai
es eted In tb federal erart hen ye
lerday af lemoon, when ten men foand
yailty of InterfeHn? -ith the United
State mail near Wardwr, daring the
riot of April 29, -were entceed by
Jndfre ISeatty toeautb Mrre twenty-twc
xonth in the United States prhon at )
San Qnentln, CaL, and pay a ne of
SI'M, with the exception rrt IenBi
O'EonrVe, who, oa jwks: of bfa ;
yo-th, pet off with twe tj noatii '
and a fine ot$l,rJO. The prSocer will
tart for Han Qsentin a scoa a. tie
tcrsa of eonrt end.
' Qitt fttiUA. ;
A I-mdon. Sores iber T pel a,yiv
Although the exact te-:i of h aree-'
ment are earef oily goAeiitfi. & Avi-
,l- t. .VH . . . . .v
4rfrpicM rvc u 7
U awe to wr t2ae Site
Saisoaa oceatioa is tattJcaHT ttkii .
isA th.ll tf? AntMli. ill .i'r nhm
within a tim dAy ait the s-vn -
expected hiteh oe-wn.
' ... .
A teai-oScial not accstriar ia tie
IJerlin h'orde-tKive Aieex-ais Zei-
irinir-a-r.- -roerBt - kt-,
German minister o;
as little iaefiaed a
forei ; ariri i if
f erir to TSetd
tfce iJe aaa pt:
ioa wiii rejard tc.
This I interpreted to toa tat. :
the approaching setlte iet. Great
llritain will abandon her rijats in ex
change for co;pe-a:ka el
lvlaaJax for t!eratlo.
In accordance with aa att to proride
for an appropria'e intcr-atioaal eele
bratloa of the establish et of the sat
of gore imettt in the Dittriet of Col-
nmbia, approred 1'ebroary SI, ISW, tie i
presicest ha appointed the. gorerso saenls of hi death,
of all the states as members of a com- Alrin f-'aunders was a natireof Flem
mittee to act with cc usitlees to be , lag county. Kentucky, where he was
appointed by the two hs e of eon- born July 12, 117. His father was a
gres and the committee appointed larmer and hitopportuaities for school-j year was aimed directly at the recla
from the cititen of the DUtrict of Col-, lag were limited. mation of these careless fuslonists.
cmita, to -prepare plans lor an appro- J
pnaie nzi:cai iei mon in tneyear
Vyi ol the Hrt jrwioa in the
and the establishment of the
To K!rr- f.Hroln J -m it.
Governor Tanner of Illinois. .-tate
Treasurer Whittmore and State Super
intendent of I'uMic Instruction IJay
Iis, composing the board of commis
sioner of the national Lincoln mon
ument, bare let the contract for the
restoration of the monument.
DelleTe III a h'olclcle.
A dispatch from Montezuma, la.,
says O, I. Itoseman, a prominent citi
zen and Odd Fellow of Iowa, who died
suddenly there last week, is now bc
licred to have committed suicide be
cause of his financial troubles.
Word come from Paris that Majoi
Count Estcrhazy hn been sentenced by
default of his cousin, to the charge of
swindling, to three years' imprison
ment and to pay a fine of fifty francs.
He was also ordered to refund the 35,
' 000 francs.
Von Moltke fjranted a Divorce.
A divorce ha been granted at iierlic
to Count von Moltke, the emperor'
aiUc-de-camp. The decree places the
entire guilt on the wife. The ca; ha
caused a sensation in German court
circles for a year past.
Jlni Jeffrlei Arretted.
Jim Jeffries and his brother John
were arrested at New York after they
had finished a boxing exhibition in
that city. Hail wa furnished and the
men were released. It Is said that the
arrest wa made for the purpose of
testing the Horton law.
Uoth houses of the Cherokee council
met and organized at Talequah, I. T.
The votes for chief will be counted on
Wednesday. -Ileports of threatened
bloodshed were entirely without foun
elation ana good order prevailed.
A Jokn on De Ualr.ee jr.
The lato Sir John Steell, the sculp,
ter, used to tell with great enjoyment
the story of a trick played upon De
Qulncey by "Christopher North." Wil
son was often greatly taken up by
things that did not seem to others of
very great moment, and on one occa
sion, while at Elleray, he was entirely
engrossed and absorbed In the arrang
ing or a new meat safo.whlch ww hung
up on pulleys from a tree In the gar
den. One morning ho persuaded De
Qulncey, who happened to bo visiting
Elleray at tho time, to come out with
him, and began as usual to expatiate
on tho merits ot his invention, while
Oc Qulncey.profoundly burled In some
thing doubtless more Intellectual, did
not appear even to hear that tho pro
fessor waa speaking. When thoy got
to the msat safe, Wilson, unable to
make him listen to his explanations,
opened tho door, and giving the absent
minded philosopher a push (he was a
very small man), sent him Into It
bodily and turned tho key; then, pull
ing the ropes, he swung Do Qulncey
high up among tho branches ltko a bird
In a cage, greatly to bis wrath and tbr
tten Tfny to Ship rtnuaoai.
An American In Jamaica has built a
plant for evaporating bananas. Th'
thoroughly ripe fruit Is placed In a
heated oven for not raoro than forty
eight hours, during which tlmo the
siigur crystallizes. It takes six pounds
of fresh bananns to make one pound
evaporated. Tho process prevents do
cay and cuts down freight charges,
I." tig- and Short of It,
At Tornea, Finland, June 21 brings a
day nearly, twenty-two hours I6ug,mnd
Christmas one less than three hours In
War Governor Passes Peace
fully Away at His Home,
HIS L0A6 Lift A?1D COOD DLCD5
Cad ' I'alnl, and III raenllle
Wr Klalai to tb Uil-Wn
Twit Governor of Vebraik
LI ted to Klpe old Ag:
Ex-Coremor Alrin Hannden died at
clock Wednesday morning at his
be t on Sherman arenoe, in Omaha,
at tfc- ae of eighty-Are years. He
pruned away easily and naturally and
ht death teemed to the members of
the? family gathered around the bed
a thoah he had merely gone
r-,-. --,. :. , ..
.-.. .... bv-
C&rercor Fan3ers end ha been ex-
P1 t-S hoorly for the lart ten
-day. Ills strength first began failing
-4- 1 .,-- .
j-- -.! , wc nis aeari
teu91cttl ?a OI S"Bg out, and the
ieber of the family knew that his
death eoald not be Ion? delared. Onlr
' oceer or twice sisee then ha.s he been
able to Ieare the hozs for a drire
with his physician or a tarn in a wheel t
In tptte of this extreme age and his
physical inrcaitie he ha had f nil
pc&ieMion of hi mental faculties and
oTatinsed to until within a few mo
ment of hi death.
The goremor's wife, hi daughter,
Mrs. Kcveil B. Harrison,, and his phy
sician. Dr. Hanebett, were present
when he passed awar.
He was per-
feetly rational until within a few mo-
nen lie was nineteen years old he :
s:ruc out zor nimseu ana ne
district what is now the site of Mount Pleas- , At 1 a.m. Wednesday morning laOpre
seat of ant, la. Were he obtained work oa a ' c;ncts had been received from outride
farm, but subsequently changed this ol Lancaster and Douglas counties.'
iiraa iur ia gi cicru m a srau
( .j... HUUU .u.c.
iry gouds ntore.
He was a delegate to the first republi
can state convention in Iowa, and abo j
to the national convention that nomi- '
nat-d Abraham Lincoln for the presi- '
President Lincoln appointed him
territorial governor of Nebraska March
26, 1W1. In 1547 the admission of Ne
braska to the union terminated Gov
ernor Saunders' gubernatorial office.
FEAT IN BRIDGE BUILDING
Iron Sabttltuted for Wood In One Hoar
and Twelra Minute.
G. J. IJishop, general superintendent
of bridge construction for the Hock
Island railroad, accomplished a won
derful feat in bridge-building on the
line near Lincoln Tuesday. The old
wooden bridge at the crossing of the
Rocklsland line over the Ilurlington's
Kansas City line, two mile south of
the state penitentiary, was removed
and a new, 73-foot iron bridge dropped
in its place, and the line was reopened
without delaying a single train.
The new iron structure, weighing
eighty tons, was transported from
I'okeby on flat cars, covering the three
mile with the heavy load in thirty
minutes. The bridge crew arrived at
the scene of the work at 8:22 in the
morning. At 8:50 the iron work had
been lifted clear of the cars that had
carried it and was blocked up; at 8:57
the cars were run out from under the
iron structure; at 9:25 the old bridge
underneath the new one had been torn
away and the new bridge lowered to
the concrete abutments. At 9:45, or
just one hour and twelve minutes after
the Iron work for the new bridge had
arrived at the place, flagmen were
called in and the line was reported O.
K. for trains. While the work. was go
ing on, a Burlington train passed un
derneath tho bridge. Thirty men, two
locomotives, and one bridge car with
steam windlass and cables, were re
quired in the work.
EXPO CLOSED IN DARKNESS
Unpaid Employes Pull the Flrei at
rower Home anil No I.t.hU Hum.
Tho Greater American exposition
came to a close on schedule time Tues
day ut midnight. On account of tho
electricians and firemen not having re
ceived their pay they pulled the fires at
the power house, nnd the grounds were
dark during the evening. Although
there wore many scenes of wild disor
der, tho people a a rule seemed to bo
Visitors in the agricultural building
took away souvenirs in the shape of
sheaves of wheat or outs, and every
thing else they could find. After per
ambulating the grounds for awhile,
and finding that the lights were out,
many of tho people left tho grounds.
The exposition has been a losing ven
turcfrom the start, not more than a
total of 800,000 paid admissions being
received during tho life of the exposi
tion. Indians Btn .nded.
A Washington special says: A party
of about 100 Indian, mostly from the
North nnd South Dakota reservations,
are stranded at Omaha, and Special
Indian Agent Jenkins from Pine Kidgo
agency, .lias been ordered to kecuro
their return to the agencies.
Ilreak tn Arm.
Jimmy Illgley, tho fV"c-your-old son
of J. 11. Illgloy of Pla tsmouth, fell
from n bench iu his father's barn and
fractured an arm at tho elbow, A
was of a very complicated nature.
Home on Election Day,
(US MAJORlTr IS TWUVf thousahd
Harlr Batarn Taint to ration Omloi I-
t I moit Krvrj Vttrlnct Ko Oltatn of
Hope In i:turn rrara Oter tba
Slate for Kepablican.
The finit return from precincti
teattered all orer Nebraska indicate
that the fat ion fitate ticket has been
At no time Tuesday nijfht did the
republicans find a gleam of hope in the
precinct retcrns. From the first they
indicated fusion gain. orcr the rote
J cast for Poynter last falh When the
, first fifty precinct were tabulated and
compared with the rote of 1501. they
wuncuaiiuiui K31" '-" "' nnCD
eighty were grouped it was found that
the fusion gain was Wi. When 121
- .w. .. ..
precincts nau icen rudea up it was
found that they represented a fusion
rain of SJ8. At S a, tn. Wednesday
morning 305 had been received, show
a fusion gain 01.220. The .rate of
i wai larjCj enough o tnake 'it
practically impossible to orerepmc the
lead. t ' y
As early as lOpclcek the republican
leaders, while not yet ready to concede
the state, were fully satisfied in their
i own mind that it had been- IcM by
i about 10'). fiome of the more de
spondent ones were inclined to think
i that it might be half as much more.
' To say that they wtrv surprised is
putting it mildly. The only explana
i lion they could make was that the fu
: sioa managers were right when they
' claimed that their partial reverse of
, last year had been caused by the stay-
at-home toIc Their campaign this
The figures are eloquent of their suc-
, Tlicy showed a gam for Holcomb of
ji63U This was at the rate of about
eight to the precinct
At the same hour the reupblican
state central committee, basing its fig
ures on a different wt at returns.
found a gain of about nine
dact tor H0icomb. It was s
to a pre-
aid by the
secretary that the indications pointed
to the election of Holcsmb by about
10,000. He believed, howevc. that the
later returns would show smaller gains
per precinct than -those first , received.
Reports from Douglas county at 1 a.
m. were that 52 precincts showed a fu
sion gain of 701, and that the" republi
can county ticket was probably do
ISotematcr Concedes It.
Holcomb, fusion candidate fcr su
preme bench, has carried Nebraska by
ten thousand votes. Edward Rose
water, editor of the Dec. at midniirht
, conceded the state to the fuslonists,
, due. he thinks, to the onnositlon of thn
foreign voters to policy of expansion,
More votes were cast this year than
last, there being gains for both repub
lican and fusion candidates, but Hoi
comb's gains arc larger than those of
Reese. One hundred and five precincts
give Reese 10,460 and Holcomb 10.G13;
last year republican 10,240; fusioi
I.-incattcr County. .
Returns from seventeen Lancaster
county precincts and nineteen city pre
cincts give Reese 4,409 and Holcomb
3,325, leaving Reese in tho lead by" 1,03 4
votes. His majority in the county will
fall below 1,000 when the returns are
Aaron Buckstaff la probably de
feated for county treasurer by William
McLaughlin. Returns received show
Buckstaff 2,980, McLaughlin 3,509.
The fuslonists claim the election of
McLaughlin for county treasurer, Fred
Shepherd for county judgo and P. H.
Cooper for sheriff.
The race for sheriff is a close one
with chances favoring Bransou, the
republican candidate. The returns ie
ceived show Branson 3,234, Cooper
The result of tho vote for county
judge Is very close." Frahlclt. WntorB,
republican, has 3,203, so far ns heard
from, and Fred Shepherd, fusionist
has 2,990 votes.
The Slitli DUtrlct.
In view of tho meagrcness or the fig
urcs received from tho Sixth congres
sional district, the following from Lin
coln county is of interest: Hnll pre
cinct, Lincoln county, Rce.so 30, Hol
comb 23, KinkaitUO, Neville 27; HIn
man precinct, Reese 35, Holcomb 43,
Kinkuid 37, Neville 49; Lemon precinct,
Reeso 14, Holcomb 3, Kinknid 15, Ne
ville 2; Osgood preeinet? Reese, 28, Hol
comb 12, Klnkald 20, Neville ;8; pre
cinct No. 2, North Piatto, Kinknid 23,
'Neville 118; Sunshinq product, ,Heeso
10, Holcomb 7, Ktnlcnid 10, 'Novlllo 7;
Fallon precinct, Reese 33, Holcomb 43,
Klnkald 38, Nevillo 40; precinct, North
Platte, No. 1, Reeso 109, nolcomb 120,
Kinkaid JQ3, Neville 147.
Tho returns from the Sixth district
last night came in with bo much slow
nesHusl render it impossible to fig
ure out mo result.
Mr. Bryan said lust night that "tho
campaign in Nebraska was fought on
national issues, nnd tho result is a pro
test agaiiibt tho policy of tho republi
Holcomb carries Omaha. Sixty-seven
precincts, not including South Omaha
and hoven country" precincts, give Hol
comb a majority of,Q9J. Dquclas coun
ty will give Holcomb ut lcustl,006iria-lorltv.
Fuslonists Refused (o Stay
A MEXICAN DEAN CLOCK.
Exceptions!1 CTerer rraa-1 Perpetn ited
by aa laxeale-e Jeweler.
A few years ago public cnrioilty
as excited by the tariaiu beans
tailed tfce "deril Uaas of Mexico."
which bcpkers placed la thelr
wlndows. They tome-bat resembled
r&asUd eoffte beans in shape and
joior. They were alio known as tfco
"Jumping bean, owing to the fact
that from tine to time tbey made
ipaimodlc movements which propelled
them quite a little distance. Tho
beam grew on a email bush In th
Mexican mountain, acd It is con
jectured that they belonged to the or
der eophorblaceae. Tfce bean really
tonsisted of three similar pods which
formed a single ban. It is usually a
third of the bean which was exhibited
is a curiosity. On opening the pod it
was found that it contained a small
larra, something like that frequently
found In chestnuts. It li this little
sccupant which gives motion to tho
bean by its Jerks and thuja pi against
the side of its home. If the btaa la
illgbtly warmed It begins to turn
from side to side; and perhaps with a
tudden thump turns completely over
ind stands on one end, and then by
luccetslve Jumps ovts quite a dis
tance. Those who are not In the se
cret arc often greatly puzzled by this
itrange bean. An gnterprislcg Jew
sier" devised ' a scheme 'of utilizing
them to, make a magic clock. He ac
complished his by imitating the shapa
of two of the beans, making tho
dummy beans out of soft iron. Ono
be gilded and the other he silvered.
The prepared Iron beans were placed
with the ordinary jumping beans on a
thin white piece of pasteboard, out
lined and numbered like tbe dial of a
clock, but devoid of hands. The
dial was located over the works of a
large clock, which was placed face
upward on the floor of tbe store win
dow. He fastened small magnets to
the ends of tbe hands. The works
were of course' carefully hidden from
view. All that was In evidence was
the cardboard clock dial and tho
Jumping beans, among which were the
gold and silver painted iron beans.
These were placed on the cardboard
aver tbe concealed hands with tho
magnets attached. The magnets were
moved by the hands of the clock so
that they verc almost la contact with
the cardboard. As they moved around
they carried the Iron beans with them
thus telling the time of day, and tho
public was greatly Interested by tho
Intelligence shown by the two beans,
which distinguished them from their
lively associates. Scientific American.
81au In Ilixton.
Young society people In Boston have
formed a "slang club," which has for
its purpose the cultivation of artistic
slang, and the society already num
bers its members by the score. The
more sedate of Boston's citizens wring
their hands In alarm at tho new idea,
for anybody who can Introduce a good
slang word Is eligible for membership.
As a considerable number of tho cllto
ot Boston's society have already been
proposed it seems that the new so
ciety has made n very fair start in in
troducing new slang words. A com
mittee Is at work on the formation ot
a slang dictionary, and It has discov
ered that New York's Bowery does not
contain half as much warped and
twisted English ns lurkB In and around
Boston. Members of the slang club
argue that slang ls.an art, and that a.
real good slangy word expresses far
more than any conceivable sentence.
As far as lies in their power they will
promulgate slang In the society in
which they move, and once society gets
permeated well, then "we shall spec,"
as one of the slang club members ob
serves. A member of the slang club
Is known as a "slanger." A man is
more definitely known as a "canary,"
while a woman Is known, It she is
pretty, as a "fairy," otherwise as
"rice," Every week "yellups" are held,
at which everybody talks slang, and
"breker," or food, is served to every
body who has the "dough."
A Sarprlied DUhop.
From the "Washington Post: That
makes mo think of a story Bishop
Huntington told on himself during ono
Df his last visits to Washington. Tho
rood bishop, It seems, once weut down
lo a town In Connecticut to perform
t marriage ceremony. He arrived the
lay before tho wedding, and he loft at
tho samo time the bridal pair did, al
though he was driven to a different
railway station. As ho passed through
tho station, carrying his traveling bag,
ho was aware that ho was creating a
lensatlon, but was totally at a lors to
tccount for It, In the car ho found
that ho was still the object of amused
mention. The porter positively snlck
ired as ho passed his seat, and finally
is tho train drew out he came up and
isslsted tho churchman to remove his
vercoatVi "WJiatJs the.maUer with
roumyman?" asked the-'bTshop. Tho
porter's snicker broadened into a
kuigh. "Ain't yon doho loft" theMady,
lah?"ho! chuckled. "Eh?' exclaimed
me bishop In surprise. Then his eyo
tell on tho side ot his traveling bag,
I'hich the porter had just turned
ound. There glued to It was a wide
rtrlp of white satin ribbon, on which
vas painted In largo letters; "Married
(bis mqrnlng." Tho facetiously mind
id best mart' had mistaken the blah
ip's traveling bag for that of tho
irldegroom, and a chuckling black por
er worked late Into tho night removi
ng that ribbon.
tad lleclnnlnr; with Mother-ln-1'.aw.
From Fun; Mrs. Henpeckor I must
loll you, Mr. Blunt, that If you marry
by daughter, you will And that she has
i tompor of her own. Mr. Blunt I
Jonj'trolndhat-iadam, so long as
iio hasn't any'of yours.
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