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, k STIRRING SESSION.
CAPT. DECK CROWS WARM UNDER -
DER THE COLLAR.
The Nebraska' Congroeslonal Delegation
l Called Down-Their Authority Not
1 Ifecognlzed by the Indian Agent-Sen-
ator Tliureton Talks Up Sharply-The
8uspcnsion of Leases to Lands to Set-
tiers Recommended-A Telegram to
Indian Reservation Troubles.
PENDER , Neb. , July 27. - Captafl
heck and the congressional delegation -
6 tion had a stirring session yesterday
morning and violence was imminent
for several minutes at the Winnebago
.ageney. He offended the entire Ne-
braslta congressional delegation in his
office and would have ordered the senators -
ators and congressmen from the room
t. lad it not been for Senator Allen. The
proceedings began when Senator
Allen stated that the two senators and
, three representatives of the congres-
.sional delegation of Nebraska had
-come for the purpose of informing
themselves as to the condition of
.affairs. In reply to this Captain Beek
made a short statement. He stated
that the Flournoy company had systematically -
tematically robbed the Indians and
that it was a corrupt concern general-
ly. Captain Beek said the members of
the Flournoy company and every one
of its friends and spmpathizers were
infamous liars and scoundrels. Just
.as the captain finished , John F.
Meyers , the treasurer of the company ,
entered the office.
"You are not telling the truth and
you know it , " he said.
If a giant firecracker had been exploded -
ploded under the captain's feet he
could not have been more excited.
"Get out of here , " he cried ; "get out
of here. This is my office. I will not
have you in it. I am master here.
You have been arrested by the United
States marshal and ought to be in jail.
I will not have you here. Get out before -
fore I have you thrown out. "
An exciting scene ensued. Senator
Thurston remarked : "I wish to know
whether or not this convention ,
the Nebraska congressional delegation -
tion , is to proceed without a repetition
of such scenes as the one we have just
seen enacted. 1Yc are amply able to
preserve order without. the interference -
ence or assistance on the part of any
one. If this delegation is here without
right-the right of American citizens
to know how their own affairs are be-
lug conducted , I , for one , am ready to
t retire at once. "
Captain Beck jumped to ms r' et ana
excitedly exclaimed that lie did not
recognize the authority of the delega-
"Sit down. " Senator Allea spike
the words. The captain sat down.
i The investigation proceeded without
further trouble. Captain Beck sub.
mitten letters and telegrams to show
that he had the approval of the in-
terror department in everything he
The sentiment of the Nebraska congressional -
gressional delegation , investigating
the Flournoy ] eases of 11'innebago
lauds came in the shape of the following -
ing telegram to Hon. Yoke Smith :
"Investigation now in progress lcad. ,
us to urge you to suspend approval of
leases of Winnebago lands , Made by
Captain Beck , and to promptly suspend -
pend further evictions until we communicate -
municate with you further. Evictions
will result in tremdndous loss of crops
to innocent settlers. "
The telegram was signed b y all the
delegation and will be followed by a
letter detailing the entire situation.
CARRIE LANE INCIDENT.
] 1o Official Report of the Affair rJadc as
Yet to Washington.
WASHINGTON , July . ? . -The reported
firing on the Carrie E. Lane , an American -
ican schooner , by a Spanish cruiser oft
the Cuban coast , has not yet been reported -
ported officially to the state department -
ment , and in the absence of any definite -
ite statement , the ofli ials decline to
express an opinion on the subject.
The important point to be established -
lished in this case is the exact location -
tion of the Lane when she was
signalled to stop. The captain's
statement is that this was of Cape
Antonio , but he does not say whether
or not he was in the three mile limit.
If he was hecould notclaim exemption
from responding to a demand to establish -
tablish his identity , as was contended
by Secretary Gresham in the Allianca
i case , for his was not avessel following
a regular route , but one cruising from
port to port in the West Indies. In
view of the fact that several filibustering -
tering expeditions have succeeded in
landing in Cuba from the coast.
'of Jamaica and other of the West Indian -
dian islands , officials here are not surprised -
prised that the Spanish commanders
should exercise every precaution to
make sure of the innocent purpose of
any small sailing craft seen hovering
about the Cuban coasts , and it is felt
that this particular commander acted
within his rights if he fired a shot
across the Lane's bow if she failed to
stop when signalled in regular form.
The small size and appearance of the
schooner , it is said , was against her ,
and calculated to excite suspicion as
to her object.
Doctor Shoots Doctor.
Mor UEONVILLE , Ill. , July 27.-Dr.
Reasoner , a leading physician. was
shot in the abdomen while putting up
his horse in his barn after visiting a
patient , and died. Dr. Entrican , nlro
had frequently threatened to kill Rea-
soner , has disappeared , but is being
hunted down by a large crowd of men.
MISS ANTHONY OVERCOME
has all Attack of Heart Failure at
Lakeside , Ohio.
. . ° 1.-Susan B.
.LAKESIDE , Ohio , July -
Anthony ' had an attack of heart fail-
tyre after speaking here this morning.
Eulgara May Have a Rebellion.
Loxuox , July 27.-The Vienna correspondent -
respondent of the Daily News says
there are rumors there of a revolution-
. arv uprising in Bulgaria , with hostile
- demonstrations at Sofia and elsewhere
against Prince Ferdinand and L Stoil-
off , the.Bulgarian premier.
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WYOMING INDIAN TROUBLES.
The Whites Determined and Propose to
Settle the Bed Man.
RAwLLNS , Wyo. , July 2.-Warren
Smith passed through hero direct
from the Jackson's Hole country. He
reports that the settlers arc in good
heart and that they will attach a body
of Indians if they show up. They told
him that the war was on and that now
was the time to fight it out. Either
the white settlers owned that country
or the Indians , and they were willing
-to fight for their rights , only asking
their friends on the outside to send
them arms and ammunition.
When told that United States troops
would be thrown in there Smith expressed -
pressed the hope that it would be done
quickly , for he feared that the confidence -
fidence of the settlers in their own
strength was not well founded. He
said that there come daily reports of
bands of Indians in different parts of
the mountains and those it was proposed -
posed by the settlers to hunt out and
capture. lie thought that the settlers
were fast losing sight of the idea of
simply enforcing the law , and , to use
his own language , "They arc so much
in earnest that they are wild. The popular -
ular thing in Jackson's lobe is to attach -
tach yourself to a posse and hunt the
Adjutant General Stitzer of Wyoming -
ming , who was at Market Lake to-day ,
was hourly expecting to hear that a
conflict had occurred between the settlers -
tlers and the Indians in the Jackson
Hole valley. Two of his messengers
dispatched to that district several days
ago , have not returned , although overdue -
due , and grave feats are now entertained -
tained that they have been ambushed
by the Indians.
Indian police who have returned
from the Fall river valley where the
big trading powwow has been in progress -
gress for a week , say that the band of
Bannock Indians under the leadership
of Jim Ballard has started north
toward the seat of the trouble. If
these Indians reach the belligerents in
the Fall river valley before the troops
get there-and they undoubtedly will
-the result may be' disastrous , for
Ballard's band is composed of the
worst element of tune Bannocks ,
aiwuys ready for a quarrel , even in
time of peace.
Intllans Refuse to Return.
WA2HINGTON , July 27.-Indian Agent
Teter , of the Fort hail , Idaho , Indian
reservation , to-day wired Commissioner
Browning that the policemen who
were sent to the Indians ordering
them with the commissioner's message
to return to the reservation , report
that the Indians positively refuse to
return. The agent has asked permission -
sion to leave the reservation to accompany -
pany the United States troops to the
scene of the disturbance. Authority
for limn to do so has been granted.
Pestilence Abroad in Japan.
SAN FRAxctscu , July 27.-Cholera is
raging in Japan and in nearly every
province in the little empire a heavy
death rate from the disease isreported.
The ollicers and passengers of the City
of Pekin tell tales of death in the
streets of cities where the steamer
called. From the outbreak of the disease -
ease until the day the steamer sailed
from Yokohama 1,183 deaths had been
reported. The disease was brought to
Japan by the forces returning from the
war in China and Corea.
Lctter Carriers Being Watclieti.
WAShIINGTON , July 27.-The work of
the postoffice inspectors who have
been "spotting" the letter carriers in
the free delivery offices throughout
the country , continues to bear fruit.
Assistant Postmaster General Jones
has sent orders to the' postmasters at
Indianapolis , Toledo add Syracuse , N.
Y. , to suspend or discharge a number
of their carriers on charges of loafing
Casualties in Oklahoma.
GUTnnIE , Oh. , July 27.-Three fatalities -
ities are reported from the territory
to-day. George Salmon , from Ponca ,
was drowned in a pond on Sylvester
Soldani's ranch , in the Osage country.
An S-year-old son of James Burkenear
Norman , was drowned while bathing ,
and at Pawhuskathe little daughter of
Barney Plowondon was fatally scalded
by falling into a kettle of boiling
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Internal revenue receipts for the
year ending June 30 , 1895. tvel c 5143-
245.977.75 a decrease of $3,922,471 as
compared with 1894.
The government declines to prohibit
Mexican bull fights at the Atlanta ex-
Consular reports from Matamorasin-
dicate increasing trade with the United -
The government is preparing a good
display for the Cotton States exposition -
tion at Atlanta.
Senator Cafferv says that creditors
of the planters will suffer if the sugar
bounty is not paid.
There are already several applicants
for the position of register of the land
office at Woodward , Ok.
Ex Treasurer Woodruff of Arkansas
has been released on bond.
The National Prohibition camp-
meeting opened at Oakland park , Decatur -
catur , 111.
The contests in the firemen's tournament -
nament at Decatur , IlL , attracted
"Sound money" candidates in Kentucky -
tucky declare they will vote for Senator -
Five Arkansas convicts made a break
for liberty , and one was killed and another -
Officials at Rome say that war with
Abyssinia has been decided upon.
The birnetallists of London are delighted -
lighted over the result of the general
Details of the destruction of missions
in China show that the officials refused -
fused to interfere with the mobs.
It is proposed to build an electric
line from Lebanon , Mo. , to a cunnec-
'tion with the Missouri Pacific at Bag-
nell , a distance of thirty-five miles.
There is a lively row in progress
among the general passenger agents
of Southwestern roads , and the outlook -
look for the restoration of rates is a
T E EVICTIONS.
THE RESERVATION TROUBLES
IN THURSTON COUNTY.
Secretary Smith Asked to Take a Hand
-Nebraska's Congroeslonal Delegation
States the Condition of Affairs Found
There-They Recommend that Ap
procal of Beck's Action Bo Suspended
for a Time at Least.
Winnebago Land Troubles.
PENDER , Neb. , July 26.-Thecongres-
sional delegation , which is investigating -
ing the troubles in Thurston county ,
took its first definite action yesterday.
After a conference the following telegram -
gram was prepared and sent to the secretary -
retary of the interior :
PENDEII , Neb. , July 25.-Hon. Hoke
Smith , Secretary of the Interior , Washington -
ington , D. C. : Investigation now in
progress leads us to urge you to suspend -
pend approval of leases of Winnebago
lands made by Captain Beck , and to
promptly suspend further evictions
until we can communicate with you
further. Evictions will result in tremendous -
mendous loss of crops to innocent settlers -
WILLIAM V ALLEN ,
Joux N. THursToN ,
GEoI of D. MEIIILEJOIIN ,
W. E. ANDREWS ,
JESSE B. STRODE ,
Of the Nebraska Congressional Delega-
The letter sent by the members of
the congressional delegation to the
secretary of the interior , referred to
in the foregoing dispatch is , in part ,
as follows :
Hon. Iloke Smith , Secretary of the
Interior , Washington , D. C.-Dear Sir :
We have the honor to inform you that
we telegraphed you today asking that
no more leases made by Captain Beck ,
agent of the Omaha and Winnebago
Indians , of Indian lands , should be approved -
proved until we can communicate with
you further with reference to the mat-
ter. We also urged upon you to suspend -
pend all further evictions from these
lands in the interests of justice to innocent -
nocent settlers whose crops would be
entirely lost to them by such evictions
and who would otherwise be greatly
damaged thereby. The wheat , oats
and rye crops are now ripe and demand
immediate harvesting. and unless this
is speedily done they will be lost to the
owners. The eviction. therefore , of
settlers who have been suffered to cultivate -
tivate these lands to this time , without
any serious objections upon the part of
the government , will result in great
damage to them and the loss of their
entire small grain crops.
The difficulties at this agency among
agents and officers of the agency have
been and are of such a character as to
' attract wide public attention and to demand -
mand some attention upon our part as
representatives in congress from this
state. We have therefore been sitting
together , as a body , for three days.
listening to the statements of the settlers -
tlers , the Indians , the agent and others
concerned at this place and at the
Omaha and Winnebago agencies , taking -
ing the statements in the form of testimony -
mony for the purpose of informing
ourselves of the truth of the matters in
dispute and placing ourselves in a position -
sition to act intelligently at the approaching
preaching Fifty-fourth congress in se
curing such legislation as will permanently -
nently cure thn evils now in existence.
y a :
In view of the character of the testimony -
mony taken by us , we feel constrained
by a high sense of duty to urge upon
the department the necessity for an
immediate and searching investigation
of the affairs of the Omaha and Win-
nebago Indian agency , and we respectfully -
fully request that such investigation be
conducted in as public a manner as the
regulations of your department will
permit and. with a view of reporting
all evidence taken to the congress of
the United States. In msking the
above recommendations we have not
intended to reflect in any manner upon
the integrity or good faith of Captain
Beck as agent.WILLLur
WILLLur V. Ard.Ex ,
Jolix M. TIIURsmx ,
JESSE B. STitonl : ,
. GEOrGE D. MIKELJOIiN.
.v. E. ANDnIWS.
Of the Nebraska delegation.
.THIEVES GET $2,000.
Lire Safe at the Exposition Race Track
Kansas City , Robbed.
K iNs As CITY , Mo. , July : ) . -At 1:30
this afternoon a sneak thief walked into
the inner office of Secretary Cunningham -
ham at the Exposition race track and
took from the safe a hand sachel containing -
The secretary's office is in a small
frame building near the horse sheds.
Mr. Cunningham went over to the
track shortly after 1 o'clock. lie
returned in fifteea minutes and
discovered that the safe had been
robbed while he was absent. The
sachel is small and could be easily concealed -
cealed under a man's coat. Horsemen ,
jockeys and track attendants are constantly -
stantly about the office , but none of
them noticed the thief.
Divvcrs Taken to St. Louis.
MEXICO , Dlo. , July 2G.-Emmet Divers -
vers , the colored man who mnrdered
Mrs. John Cain of Callaway county ,
after he had assaulted her , was captured -
tured and jailed in this city. It was
learned that a posse of citizens of Cal-
laway county would be here to lynch
Divers. To prevent this Sheriff
Stephens quietly slipped the prisoner
out of jail and took him to St. Louis
for safe keeping.
Indians Advised to Go ilomr.
of Indian Affairs Browning has forwarded -
warded a dispatch to Agent Teeter at
the Fort hall , Idaho , agency , instruct-
i g him to order the Indians now on
tile warpath to return to their reservation -
ation quietly and peacefully before
the military detachment ordered to
the scene reaches there.
Cotton Mills' Wages Increased.
UTICA , N. Y. July 26.The New
cork mills cotton company has notified
its employes in mills Nos. 2 and 4 that
it will grant an increase of wages
amounting to ten per cent.
THE FINANCIAL DEBATE.
Mr. Hszsy Declares That Sliver Coinage
Will Alone Restore the Balance.
CHICAGO , July .G.-The llorr-Harvey
silver debate was continued this afternoon -
noon under about the usual conditions.
Mr. Herr opened the discussion by
saying that the 4i23' grain silver dollars -
lars coined between the years 185'i and
1873 were all coined at the , Philadelphia -
phia mint and from foreign silver
coins which had accumulated in the
treasury under an act of congress
which made then receivable but did
not permit them to be paid out again.
That was why silver was coined at less
than its bullion value. After 1853 the
government did not coin a dollar of
silver for private ownership.
Mr.IIarvey in reply denied the statement -
ment and declared that Mr. Herr
could not prove it. He presented a
mint statement showing that over
$400,000 in silver dollars had been
coined at the mint at Carson City ,
Nev. , in 1870.
Mr. Harvey then resumed the discussion -
cussion of the question of primary and
credit money. He said that as soon as
there was an over-issue of credit
money , it caused distrust of the gov-
ernment's ability to pay. This caused
a run on the treasury for the re
demption of credit money and the
only remedy was to either increase -
crease the amount of the primary
money , or decrease the amount
of credit money. The amount of
gold in the United States was estimated
at from $400,000,000 to $600000,000 ; , and
of credit money at abort $1,000,000-
000. This was too much credit money ,
and accounted for the country's financial -
cial derangement. The remedy was to
increase the primary money by remon-
etizing silver. Every moment's delay
would endanger the safety of the re-
Says He Does Not R'aut the Democratic
Nomination for President.
RICHMOND , Va. , July 2G.-A representative -
sentative of the State had an interview
with Secretacy Carlisle yesterday.
The interviewer said to Nr. Carlisle
that many Democrats regard him as a
strong man for president , and as the
only legitimate successor to . Clove-
' 'Well , " responded the secretary ,
"notwithstanding the fact that the
presidency is time greatest honor that
can be bestowed. I do not want the
office : I have seen too much of the
hard work attaching to it. The responsibility -
sponsibility is not only tremendous ,
but the work multiplies and becomes
more exacting every year. A man
must have an iron constitution to
stand it. I am sincere when I say I
t10 not lvah t , ie omilm . r tion and elec-
tion. I wul certainly do nothing toward -
ward getting the nomination. "
Mr. Carlisle then went on to say
that not since the government was
founded has any administration had
such trying times as this administration -
tion has lead to contend with.
liow about the third term talk ?
Many people are expressing a desire to
e Dlr. Cleveland nominated again
. cxt year. "
'As close as I am to the president , "
said lit. Carlisle , "he has never referred -
ferred to that subject in my pre cnce.
I know no more about it than you do.
But as Mr. Cleveland did not seek the
nomination of 1S92 , it seemsnecdlessto
say that he will not be a willing candidate -
date next year. I know he did not
want to run the last time. "
RUMORS OF A BATTLE.
Twenty White Men Said to have Dcen
ltillcd by Ilumock Indians.
BOISE CITY , Idaho. July 2G.-A mail
driver at Market Lake reports that a
courier arrived at llexbnrg , Idaho ,
from Jackson's hole with a report that
a fight occurred Tuesday evening and
twenty white men were killod. If true
it is strange that the courier has not
yet reached Market Lake , as the driver
says that he was bound for that point
to telegraph for help. There is no
way of verifying the rumor. Market
Lake is the nearest railway station to
where time Indians are located.
A courier came into Market Lake
lastnight and related that the Indians
had given the white people three days
to desist from their of. its to .uppress
the killing of game or leave the coun-
DID NOT BITE THE DUST.
The Desperate Battle With Outlaws
Wyatt and Doolin Said to Be a Fake.
GUTHnIE , Ok. , July 2G.-The story
telegraphed from ilennessey , Olt. ,
about a bloody battle between deputy
marshals and the Wyatt and Doolin
gang of cutlaws , in which Wyatt wan
killed , Doolin wounded and captured ,
together with six other outlaws , is
mostly a fake.
A posse of farmers , whose horses
have been stolen , overtook three men
near Sheridan with stolen animals in
their possession , and killed one and
captured the other two. Neither of
the captured men is Bill Doolin , and
though the dead man bears aslight resemblance -
semblance to Zip Wyatt , officers who
know the outlaw well declare that it is
An Appeal to Colorado Democrats.
DENVER , Col. , July 2G.-As a result
of the recent Democratic state convention -
tion an address has been issued by a
committee appointed for the purpose
of appealing to Democrats to get together -
gether and reorganize. The address
asserts that a vast majority of the advocates -
vocates of bimetallism are Democrats ,
and that the restoration of silver can
come only through the agency of the
Brazil Makcs a l'rotes : .
Rio JANEIRO , July -There is
'roving excitement in this city over
the occupation of the island of Trinidad -
dad by the English. The government
has dispatched two notes to the British
legation of emphatic protest , quoting
the order of the British admiralty of
1782 by virtue of which Trinidad was
evacuated by the English and restored
No Silver Convention for Oregon.
PORTLAND , Oregon , July 2G.-The
Democratic state central committee
will not call a convention to take
action on the silver question.
F Y011 FOLKS.
INTERESTINC SKETCHES FOR
OUR BOYS AND GIRLS.
Five Days at School-lie Smelled Them
-Ills Idea of a Christian-Had a
Circus at Home-He Ckangod His
N Monday black , at
four o'clock ,
The key Is turned In
And I've given old
Time a terrible
For the head
it four of it Tuesday afternoon ,
The hour that cometh none too soon ,
t strap my books to a merry tune.
For the neck of the Week is
As the four glad strokes on Wednesday
My cap in the air I gayly fling ,
And homeward run as I loudly sing ,
"The grip of the Week Is
Ah , welcome the sound of the Thurs-
day's four ,
And the joyous thought of "but one day
That opens and shuts the school-room
door , "
For the back of the Week is
But sweeter than story in prose or
The musical notes of the Friday chime ,
For the Week lies dead In the arms of
And the school-boy's chains arm
lie Smciicd Thom.
A certain missionary spoke In a prayer -
er meeting one evening at a village
where a convention of Spiritualists was
being held. Of course , the missionary
made some pointed remarks about "con-
suiting wizards that peep and mutter
in the dark. " Next morning as he was
passing the village hotel he was accosted -
costed by an Individual , who seemed to
be suffering from redness of eyes
through tarrying long at the sine cup.
and the following conversation ensued :
"Good morning , sir. You're a minister -
ter , ain't you ? "
"No , sir ; I am a missionary. "
"Well , anyway , you are a preacher.
Now , sir , why is it hat yon fellows talk
so much against S lritua.ism ? Why ,
lean , if you only knew the comfort it
gives us to know that we can converse
ff ! th our departed friends ana kAo
that they are happy"-here the Spiritualist -
ualist became excited and his eyes
rolled as he cried out , "I can see their
bright spirits hovering around me now.
Look , sir ! look ! don't you see them ? "
"No , my friend , " said the missionary ,
"I do not see them , but I can smell them ,
Ind mighty bad spirits they are , too. "
Ills Idea of a Christian.
A few years since , I was holding revival -
vival services in a town in North Caro-
lina. At one service , by request of the
pastor of the church whom I was assisting -
sisting , I requested the members to remain -
main after the congregation was dis-
missed. When the outsiders were gone.
we began to get confessions from one
and another of past sins , with promises
of repentance and amendment of life.
At.length , one brother arose and said :
"I have been a member of this church
since I was 14 years of age ( he was then
45. ) Of course , I have not always lived
right , but I have never done anything
worthy of being turned out of the
church. I have been drunk several
times , had a good many fights , and
been swearing-the fact is , I am under
the influence of liquor all the time. But
I try to be a gentleman about it. I want
you all to pray for me that I may hold
out faithful , die happy and get home to
heaven-James ! fl. Jones , Greensboro ,
The Hygiene of Laughter.
The truth in the proverb "Laugh and
grovr fat" is well explained by the National -
tional Stockman and Farmer :
It has been aptly said that there is
not the remotest coiner of the inlet of
the minute blood vessels of the human
body that does not feel some wavelet
from the convulsions ocasioned by
good hearty laughter. The life principle -
ciple of the central man is shaken to its
innermost depths , sending new tides of
life and strength to the surface , thus
materially tending to insure good
health to the persons who indulge
therein. The blood moves rapidly , and
conveys a different impression to all
the organs of the body , as it visits them
on that particular mystic journey when
the man is laughing , from what it does
at other' times. For this reason every
good , hearty laugh in which a person
indulges tends to lengthen his life , conveying -
veying as it does new and distinct
stimulus to the vital forces.
Had a Circus at Home.
The pug dog in a Lewiston household
swallowed a spool of twist the other day
and the boy of the house discovered him
pawing at the end which hung from his
mouth. The boy forthwith had the
"racket" of his life. He unwound fifty
yards of No. B from the pug and left
t : Q spool inside , and the astonishment
of the dog was as great as the sport of
the boy. The head of the family said
that he himself dropped a stitch in his
side and that he will have that dog licensed -
censed just for the sake of the memory
of the affair. He can't look the dog in
the face without laughing.
Summer Breakfast ; .
Some excellent little hints for making -
ing the summer breakfasts more healthful -
ful and enjoyable were recently outlined -
lined by a contemporary. Easy , comfortable -
fortable , aFpetizing breakfast dishes
will help. I : is best to plan the breakfast -
fast exactly over night , and always arrange -
range it so that the preparation in the
morning will not be too burdensome.
Some breakfasts in summer are always
advisable , but a pretty , tasteful table
is never more grateful than on a very
warm morning. Fruit and flowers are
the best adornments. A single rose ,
broken at the window , perhaps , and
put in a glass , will give a touch of true
grace and refinement that has its effect
even if not immediately appreciated. '
Fresh strawberries , currants , cherries
or whatever is in season , give relish as I
well as beauty. Fruit Is "gold in the 4
morning , " and to many persons never
quite so good as at breakfast.
Had the Geese In His Drum. i
The following good story is told In
connection with the Forty-eighth Georgia -
gia regiment : As the regiment was on
the march to Gettysburgsome of the soldiers -
diers stepped out of the ranks and confiscated -
fiscated a couple of geese , and one of
the drummers unheaded his drum and
put the captured birds in it. Shortly
afterward the colonel came along , and
noticing the drummer failed to give
his usual drum whacks , rode up and
" ' that drum ? "
"Why don't you beat
"Colonel , " said the startled roan , "I
want to speak to you. "
"Well , what have you to say ? " : '
The drummer whispered : !
"Colonel. I've got a couple of geese ;
In here. "
The colonel straightened lip and said :
"Well if you are sick you needn't
play , " and then rode on. .
Why Didn't It Ezplodo ? d' '
A man , near Philadelphia , recently
put fifteen pounds of powder in the
oven for safe-keeping. The stove was ; '
In a small house to which the men resort - ,
sort at noon to warm and eat their i
dinners. The next day a boy built a .
fire , as usual , and soon after eight men
ate dinner there , lingering In and f
around the place until 1 o'clock. In the
afternoon somebody thought of the
powder , and went to look for it. The
hoops had fallen off the keg , and the
keg itself had fallen apart so that the
powder spread over the oven. Some of
it was in a tin pail , which was unsol-
dered , and a piece of fuse had the tar
fried out of it. Why it was not set on
fire is the mystery that is nosy the
chief topic of conversation down that
Ile Kcpt in time Middle.
In a day when sham misogynists are ,
as plentiful as blackberries in summer
it is refreshing to read of a man whose
misogyny was real and consistent. He
was a rich old bachelor of Vienna , and
his dislike of women was so strong that
he always purchased three seats at a
theater and sat in the middle one to
of nest to 4
avoid the porsfhllity sitting
a woman. When he died it was found t :
that he had continued his prejudice to
the grave , and had ordered the purchase -
chase of three graves , in the middle one
of which he desired to be burled.-Phlla
-o K4 . : . .
Now Thhmg hi ) Ilack' .
The back of the ordinary piano is not
a thing of beauty. In fact , to use a
pleasing paradox , it never looks so well
as when turned to the wall. A novelty
in wood craft and engraving , however ,
in the shape of a piano , alike in the
matter of shape on both sides , promises -
ises to be an improvement. Instead of
a keyboard at the back are several
compartments which may be used as a
repository of music.
Rode a Ilhycle
Cookey Clancy , a s ell-known c'narac ,
ter at Lambertville , N. J. , while on his x
way to jail at Fleming , knocked down
Constable Strope with his handcuffed
hands and started to run. Then he
seized a bicycle and rode as hard as
he could , depending more on his feet
than his hands. Several men on bicycles -
cycles gave chase , and he was overtaken - ,
taken at the first bad hill.
Fecund .lio her In Florida. s
A family o ten sturdy children , all '
.inder three and one-half years of age , I
is attracting a good deal of attention In i
Wauchula , Fla. The mother of the
children , Mrs. William Webb , first bore
twins , then triplets , and on April 4 last j
she gave birth to quintuplets , four
girls and one boy , all of venom are said
to be thriving remarkably well.
Eating in 3ustralii.
Max O'Itell says that the Australians
eat seven times a day ; tea and bread
and butter at 7 , breakfast at half-past
8 , lunch at 11 , dinner at half-past 1 ,
tea at 3 , supper at 6 , and a nightcap at
10. Tea is the standard drink , and
there are few hours in the day when the
teapot Is not brought into requisition.
Barometer for Everybody.
Here's a barometer. Drop two lumps
of sugar ( cut loaf ) carefully into a cup
of coffee ; if the air bubbles remain in
the center of the cup it will be fine ; if
they rise rapidly and go to the sides , It
will rain all day ; if they gather in the
center and then go in a cluster to one
side , look out for showers.
Doctor' , Curlouw Idea.
Dr. Johannes de Itupescissa , one of
the leading physicians of the sixteenth
century , had a number of ideas not now
generally accepted by members of his
profession. He thought , among other
things , that the ball of a black dog
would drive away devils.
New Kind of Bait.
Through the invention of a new kind
of bait and tackle much havoc is
wrought among the porpoise off Brest.
The fishermen say that the porpoise ,
which readily takes the bait , makes a
tremendous leap after swallowing is
and then sinks to the bottom.
Mother-I sent you my photograph.
Don't you think it is a good likeness ?
Harried Daughter-Weil. I should say
it is. It is so lifelike that when my husband -
band saw it he turned as pale as a
A Woatlerfnl tloy ireacher.
Jones-Have you heard that 11-year-
old boy preacher ? ,
Smith-Certainly. I heard him
twelve years ago.
Changeil His Mind.
I didn't Iile to take my bath ,
Until one summer morning bright
I made believe I was a whale ,
And now I think it's out o' sight.
A Lost Tune.
I've heard a German band pear tunes ,
I've heard 'most every other thing ;
But one tune I have never heard ,
Is that which boiling kettles sing. !
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