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scientist asserts thai as a rule need about nine* of the nourishment requisite fol r ViLi.AiiD the other day made the prophecy that in five years there Would not be a steam locomotive in the Baited States, but that electricity will drive every kind of machinery. AtfeTHEtt African explorer has reached the coast of Africa. Dr. Peters has been doing his work very quietly, without the least flourishing of trumpets. The results of his explorations, however, are doubtless valuable. WE don't see the familiar mantel clock, silver card case, teaspoons, etc., In the published list of the Stunley wedding presents, but we guess they are there, just the same. No wedding-is complete without 'em. THE Toronto Globe advocates the appointment of a Canadian representative at Washington, armed with diplomatic powers. Such an official it thinks ia greatly needed in the « discussion oi questions which immediately concern the two countries. A VEHY practical suggestion has been made for reducing the cost of transportation on tho Erie canal. The idea 'is to apply to the traction of the boats the overhead trolly system now used foi street railways, on tho ground that there is no serious mechanical difficulty, and that an economy of at least 50 per cent, would be effected. A PATHETIC circumstance attending the drowning of two brothers who Ios1 their lives near Ann Arbor, Mich., the other evening, was the fact that theii dog, who had been left to guard theii boat and clothing while they bathed, held his watch from early evening until the time of the discovery of the bodies on the following afternoon. IOWA A FIRE company at Winsted, Ct., being unable to get any but a small strean: .from the hose, made an examination and found about eight inches of an eel'a tail sticking out o'f the nozzle of the hose pipe. The pipe was unscrewed from the hose and the astonished firemen fished a live eel out of tho pipe thai weighed nearly three pounds. A Niav YOJIK paper kept a record oi the railway accidents that occurred during the month of June. The papei does not claim that the record is abso- ,,-iiitely correct, but that it approximates reliable figures. The accidents numbei 64, the injured 190, and the deaths 77. Nearly 60 per cent, of the names on the dead list are those of employes. ' IT is almost too early as yet to indulge in comment on the general resull of the census, but it may be stated thai while the rate of increase in the North- •ern and Atlantic States has been abou) *he same, the Western States have in•creased at an almost fabulous rate. OJ the Southern States, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas will show a marvelous in•crease of population. ——.._...,.....,,.,.,..._.,,.... first election for the Japanese Hpuse of Peers under the new Japanese Constitution which took place recentlj resulted in the choice of twenty-twc farmers, fifteen merchants and only one noble, showing that the nobles, who for generations controlled the country and were generally adverse to Christian civilization, are no longer of consequence in the affairs of the country. THE Treasury officials say that counterfeiting is rapidly becoming one of the lost arts. The day of the dashing master of the profession, who did hia work so clovei-ly and who lived in clover, Is past. His successor is a beetle-brow- ed, vulgar ruffian, who ek'os out a precarious existence, with the certainty ol being found out sooner or later. This is the view the Government detectives take of the matter, and they ought to know. ACCORDING to a German naval newspaper Russia is now possessed of the fleetest war ship or seagoing cruiser in the world. This is the torpedo-chaser AdUr, built by a German firm at Elbing, which belongs to a new type resembling the double-screw boats Aquilla, Nibbo and Avoltoio, of the Italian navy. The length of the Adler is ISt feet 7 inches, and her beam 17 feet Her engines develop 2,300 horse power. The contract speed was for 30.5 knots, which was exceeded at the trial, the moan speed hav- ing'been 36.55 knots, and the maximum 27.4. ACCOBDING to the preliminary statements, based on unverified footings, there are twenty-seven cities in the country each of which has 100,000 in- bftbitants or more, and the total number vf inhabitants in all of them is 9,680,485, and the average is over 358,500. Eleven of these cities are east of the Ohio river and north of the Potomac, nine are west of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi, five are west of the Mississippi and east of the Missouri, including Omaha, however, which is just across the latter river, and two are west of the Missouri. A KEW colony of strange people are farming southeast of Pierre, S. D. They are under the leadership of a woman, aud hold their property all in one common, lot. The woman is rather hand- Some and of commanding presence, and wrtes over the colony of about 200 in a rather despotic manner. Their religion savors somewhat of the Mormon and the oibl Jewish religion, aad the other day offered burnt offeripgs i» the way lves, etc. They poftitively refuse aJUflw 8tKanjf»jr8 whD will not be one ia their aUdst, «ad all attempts Inforawfcioa fjojsi tj^e«> by poajui have failed. ' * J WEALTH WITHOUT WORK. The iletfitlve* of * Htch Wonirth Worm * Fortune 6 at of Hot. An audacious attempt at fraud oo-* otirred at Davenport recently. The victim is Mrs. Patience V. Newcorab, 86 years of age. - Upon the application of Charles VIele, her brother, a banket of Evansville, Ind., 9>»e was declared of unsound mind, and S. F. Smith, of Davenport, was appointed her temporary guardian. Ho immediately filed papprs in a suit against Harriott V. Fitch, of New York, a sister of Mrs. Newcorab, George VV, Fitcb, her grandson, and his wife. The defendants came to Davenport in May and have since resided with the old lady, and by undue influence have induced her to turn over to them property valued at $75,000. IOWA'S COMMISSIONERS. Several WnrldM Fair Representatives Appointed by tho Governor. The Governor has appointed the following world's fair commissioners for Iowa, and they have been approved by tho executive council: First district, Judge Edward Johnstona, of Keokuk; Second district, B. F. Seaman, of Clinton; Third district, F. N. Chase, of Cedar Falls; Fourth district, ox-Governot William Larrabee, of Clermont; Fifth district, James Wilson, of Traer; Sixth district, J. VV. Jarnagin; Seventh district, Henry Stivojs, of Des Moines; Eighth district, S. H. Mallory, of Chariton; Ninth district, Charles Ashton, of Guthrie Center; Tenth district, John F. Duncombe, of Fort Dodge; Eleventh district, W. H. Dent, of LeMars. A MINISTER'S DOWNFALL. Wife and Children Deserted by a Preacher for a School-Toucher. James Hall, a Mottoodist circuit preacher at Fort Dodge, resigned recently at the request of the elders. Foi some time past his relations with a young school-teacher named Law had caused considerable talk. No notice wa« taken of the matter by the church people until the couple were found' hoarding at A hotel as man and wife. The presiding elder was promptly notified and at once demanded Hall's resignation. It was given and tho preaohei disappeared before -the scandal became general. His wife was lying dangerously ill at her home, and was without means of caring for her family. A Singular Occurrence. A very singular occurrence was noted within a very small region in Davenport recently. Within the territory, which is very limited, there was a smart little hail-storm. There was a wee bit of a cloud, not larger than a man's hand, and there was no thunder, lightning, wind or other demonstration on the part of the elements. It just hailed for a minute on this one spot and from an almost cloudless sky. OldeU Twins in the County. At Fort Madisjn reside probably the oldest twins in the United States—Mrs. Elizabeth Groscom Campton and Mrs. Sophia B. Hildebrandt. They were born in Baltimore, January, 1800, and they are consequently over 84 years of age. They are very spry old ladies and still very skillful at fine needle-work. Their grandmother, Mrs. Betsy Ross, made the first American flag. Original Packages. Judge Sherman held a special term of court at Mason City the other day to hoar an injunction proceeding brought from VVinnebago County to restrain John Hartman &• Son from selling whisky and beer in original packages. The injunction was not granted, the judge considering that the bottle, not the case, was the original package. A Valuable Keepsake. Dr. J. Jackson Crider, of Ottumwa, has an autograph of General Andrew Jackson attached to a warrant for the arrest of "Thomas Hendryx for stealing a horse valued at £5 from one Philip .Shiekler," in Davis County, N. C. It bears tho date of 1788, when General Jackson was State's-Attorney in North. Carolina. Queer-Looking Vegetables. While passing along a street in Des Moines the other day Constable Allen noticed a woman digging in a garden and turning up peculiar-looking vegetables. After she had loaded her apron and left the scene the constable went over and did a little digging on his own hook, unearthing several gallon jugs of whisky. News in Hrier. A camp of Sons of Veterans has been mustered in at Iowa Falls. The other day thousands of dead fish were found floating in Crystal lake, near Burlington. The cause of their death was unknown, but it was thought the lake had been poisoned by some one through pure maliciousness. The ladies of Union County have formed a Blue Grass League. Dan Ford, watchman in the State Treasurer's office at Des Mqiues, was bitten by a rabid dog the other day. Seth Morgan was debarred in the district court at Des Moines recently for conduct unbecoming an attorney. Domestic trouble caused Mm. Zentb, of Fella, to hang herself recently, but her husband discovered her in time to cut the. rope and save her life. William Vos, of Pella, was recently taken to the Mount Pleasant asylum. Disappointment in love caused his insanity. A crate of eggs was received in Keokuk the other day in which about a dozen young chickens were hopping around —hatched out in transit by the warm weather. Prof. Norinau Dunshee, of Drake University at Des Moinee, died suddenly the other morning at 3 o'clock t rom heart disease, aged 06 years. He was Garfleld's Latin aud Greek teacher at Hiram College. The 3-year-old child of M?s. Henry Clint, living near Sioux City, was shot and killed recently in its mother's absence—presumably by its 10-year-old brother. Tbe bey, however, aaid »o,ma< (,no else did it, bifl could sot tell .fatal Wotit Of » ThundetboH ind,, ftitrf Mount Htftrifflft lit, Motr»* SiaittJffo, 111*, Jtfly lfc— ing a severe storm Thursday* two softs of Benjamin and William Geftfy, living near here, were struck by lightning and instantly killed. A companion escaped serious injury. GosiiKN, Ind», July 19.--A heavj Btoi*m damaged tho crops and the grain in shocks near here Friday. Collins W. •Hathaway, a contractor, was struck by lightning during the storm and kiUed. The electricity tore his clothes off aftd disfigured the body, making it almost unrecognizable. Henry N^ufer, a farmer, and his team were struck and killed and three others rendered unconscious. CATUX, 111., July 19.—Near here Friday lightning struck the daughter oi Alonzo Busby, bursting the drums ol both her ears. A number of cattle were also killed in the neighborhood and two houses and many hay-stacks were burned. ' . WINAMAC, Ind., July 19.—Thursday night John Fcss, of MedaryvlUe, in this county, was struck, by lightning and killed. There was not a mark on his body nor a break on the skin and yet nearly every bone in hjg*.;body was broken. Downey Knottsfiwho was sitting on a seat in tho wagon beside him, escaped unhurt, while the dog under the wagon was killed. LooAXSPoirr, Ind., July 10.—Thursday's storm was one of the worst ever known in this part of tho State. The large barn of J. J. Williams in Bethlehem township was struck by lightning and burned, with its contents. Two men in the building wero stunned and narrowly escaped death in tho flames. The loss is 85,000. Granvilie Bowyer's barn in Tipton township, containing live head of hoiv:es, farm implements and a large amount of grain, was struck by lightning and burned. Five head oi cows were killed by lightning on the farm of Hezekiah Cass. A team of horses belonging to Marion Casebear in Miami township wore standing under a trep hitched to a load of hay. The tree was struck by lightning and the horses were killed. A branch of the tree fell on the two men in tho wagon, fatally injuring one and badly hurting the other. Fences were blown down, wheat stacks torn to pieces and crops damaged. WORK OF TRAIN ROBBERS. 'They Kill ait Engineer, but Full to Secure Any Plunder—The Affair Occurs Near Van Wort, O. VAN WISBT, 0., July 19.—An unsuccessful attempt was made late Friday night to rob the north-bound passenger train on the Cincinnati, Jackson & Michigan railroad. Three men boarded the engine of tho train at Enterprise, O., and attacked the engineer, Vandevender, and his assistant witi iron bars and coupling-pins. The trainmen made a plucky fight, but were finally overpowered and knocked senseless. The robbers, however, did not succeed in stopping the train, and just before reaching Van Wort made theii escape. The train rushed on with the engineer and fireman lying bleeding and unconscious in the cab. Passengers who were waiting for the train at Van Wort were astonished tc see it going through the station at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour and with apparently nobody on the engine to guide it. At the north end of the yard the train ran into a switch engine and was brought to a standstill, both engines being wrecked. Engineer Vandevender was found dead in the wreck. A BOLD ROBBERY. Thieve* Steal 810,000 Worth of Jewelry from the Vice-President's Cottage at Saratoga. SARATOGA, N. Y., July 19.—A bold daylight robbery was committed in this village Thursday. About Jpon sneak thieves entered the Blisscot- tage on North Broadway and got away with §10,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry. The cottage is occupied by Levi P. Morton, Vice-President oi the United States, and his law partner, Mr. Bliss, with their wives. The robbery was first discovered by Mri>. Morton, and the police were promptly notified. The jewelry was the property of^ Mrs. Bliss. The police refuse any information except to admit the robbery was committed and that a reward of $1,000 is offered for the recovery of the jewels. CONSUL-GENERAL SCHULYER. The Noted American Diplomat Expire) at His Post in Kjfypt. CAIRO, July 19. —Eugene Schuyler American Consul-General, died here Friday. [Mr. Schuyler was for years Jn the diplomatic service of the United States. He was attache of several legations, and was at one time Minister to Greece, Roumanla and Servia. Be was nominated Assistant Secretary of State at the beginning of the present Administration, but opposition to his confirmation developed in Republican circles and the nomination was withdrawn. Later be was appointed Consul-General at Cairo, a place which he filled to the time Of his death.] Farm Hand* Needed In Dakota. ELLENDAMS, N. D., July 19.—Machine dealers and representative farmers have made a careful estimate of the number of laborers already required, in addition to those already employed, to save the wheat crop in this State. Not less than 10,000 harvest bands will be needed next month or by the last week in July. Wages will probably bo higher than ever before. They range <*t two to three dollars a day, board included, from the beginning of harvest to the close of the thrashing season. «i« mmn t ftatdet and OrilU £*bje«iy, , < ,' ,,. * CHIOAO&, rfafy i&.^fjw first trl<a*» nial cantonment and parade of th* Patriarchs Military which is to tftke' place in Chicago the week of Augusta* 10, will be the largestsomi'ttiUfcftf'y g «ih> efing eve* held in America. It will also be the ifibat tnaflfhiflcent pageant, of modern times. The Patriarchs Militafii are an organisation within the orgatti* nation of the,!. 0. 0, l\ There aw, 28,000 uniformed meffibeM of cantoris in the United States and, Canada, and 76o,ooo Odd Fellows on the continent. Tho display to be 'made in August will comprise 10,000 uniformed men, o* perhaps mot»eV head6d by 155 staff offl- ' I cers, mounted. There will also be a squadron of Hussars and a squad* ron of Lancers, some 200 mounted cavaliera. The Generalissimo's band will contain 100 musicians, and there will be many other bands in line uniformed in the handsomest manner. The Odd Fellows in the parades, exclusive of the Patriarchs Militant, will number 80,000 to 85,000 men. The parados are to take place in the Lake Front Park, where a portion of the world's fair is to be held. The city has granted the use of this beautiful plat of ground for drills, parades, inspections, etc. A great reviewing stand will be erected, where the crowds can be seated. Tho exorcises will consist of competitive drills of cantons and battalions, inspections, dress parades, etc. Th« grand parade and review will take place Thursday, August 7. There will alsa be competitive contests of individual members, both of the Patriarchs Militant as well as among Odd Follows generally, besides competitions among lodges. Tho Decoration of Chivalry— the conferring of knighthood— will ' take place publicly on the lake front at night, by electric light. This will bo attended with the greatest military pomp and elaborate ceremonial. In order to guarantee the 'success of the demonstration 850,000 has been raised and deposited in bank in Chicago. Of this sum $25,000 will pay cash premiums in the various competitions and 1825,000 will defray the legitimate expenses. A credit of between $60,000 and 875,000 has been raised as a transportation fund to assist in bringing uniformed bodies to Chicago. Unusually low 1'i.tes of fare have been granted by the railroads. In addition to the con- sessions made by the railroads Gen. Underwood has obtained equally advantageous arrangements at the hotels in Chicago. The order of Patriarchs Militant was sroated by the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the I. O. O. F. in 1886. The founder of the order was General John C. Un- ierwood, the Generalissimo of the army and the Grand Sire of the Odd Fellows of America. GOTHAM'S WATER SUPPLY. th* New Croton Aqueduct U Now Ready lor Service— It Has » Carrying Capacity of 668,000,000 Gallons a . Day— Built at a Cost of Over S25.000.OOO. NEW YOKK, July 16.— The water in the new Croton aqueduct reached the Kate-house at .One-Hundred and Thirty fifth street at 8 o'clock Monday morning. When night fell it had traversed the pipe lines from One-Hundred and-Thir ty-lifth street to the reservoir ir Central Park, a distance of two and three-eighth miles, and was beating against the reservoir gates. The pro cess of filling the reservoir, with its storage capacity of 1,000,000,000 gallons, has been begun. Since Sunday afternoon, when the gates at Croton lake were hoisted, the water with which the reservoir in the park is to be filled ha? traveled thirty-three miles and one fur- ' long, the total length of the aqueducl from Croton dam to the reservoir gates The new aqueduct has cost over $35, 000,000 for construction, besides land purchases aggregating over $1,500,000, It has been five years building, and wilit have a carrying capacity above the* Thirty-fifth street gate of 318,000.000 gallons and below that point of 250,000,000 gallons of water a day. There are several important dams and reservoirs, including the famous Quaker dam, the largest of its kind in the world, now in process of construction, which will increase the total storage capacity of Hew York's system of. water supply to about 70,000,000,000 gallons. THE YEAR'S QYOLONES. A Tottt} of Over 1,100 &lrei tost by Wind- Storma So Da. PABU, the celebrated scholar, was once preaching in the country parish of another clergyman, »»d, as was his habit, nsed very learned language. The rector afterward said to him; "They could not understand ypu-" "Nonsense," said Dr. Parr. "I aw sure there was nothing in my sermon which they eould not comprehend." "Well," said the rector, "I will call one of tbew in and see if he understands the meaning of the word 'felicity.'" So he called in a CHICAGO, July 16.— The casualties caused by cyclones this year have been appalling. All the destructive elements of nature— winds, cloud-bursts, floods, hail and lightning — seem to have been let loose upon the suffering country. January 13, 11 lives were loat by a cyclone in Kentucky; February 22, 65 by the flood at Prescott, A, T.; M^rch 37, 440 by the Louisville cyclone; April 6, 12 by floods in the South; April 22, J5 by a cyclone in Arkansas; June 5, 15 by a cyclone in Nebraska; June 13, 12 by a cloud-burst in Ko-atucky; June 8Q, J8 by a cyclone in Northern Illinois; ajjd to these must now be added probably 125 victims by the Minnesota cyclone. Tbe total list of deatba by cyclones, lightning and wind-storms alone since Jannary I will figure ap over 1.1W), as compared with only IftJ deaths by the a»me cause all last year. Though tbe year is but half gone it already promises to be memorable for itafoeadf ul catastrophes. A Uu«in«»» UJock iu Tex., July 16>— fire f»pm an unknown cause destroyed "one of the principal business blocks, of Denton, The loss is $10^000, with insurance of 945,000. Most el the buildings, over a dofen in numbe*, we?e two-etwy bricks, worth £8,000 each. ' We DM8 MOINES, Ja,, July 19.—Prof. Norm»n Punshee, <H Dr»ke University, dial suddenly here oi heart disease, >. •v*nxy««. .MM* ft £C*UJ l/JLf HU UUUQ1 W»y last night with a parcel under hi* f' LJ fo"tiilij '*4J&6 ptfojirifltttf and 'toMi ItS by hita into a private room. When the little maa cftftsa oat he had §980 ift nis pocket and the gambler was the pcs-> ftessor of a mailed shirt. „ Inquiry by a rdporte* showed it to b* an astonishing f Act that nearly all the ifawbless atid private detectives in th& oityarein the habit of wearing chain armor, if not next to tho skin, at least te*y Close to it , The calling of these two paftioula* classes of society frequently places them in the position of becoming targets for friends and enemies. As no gentleman is anxious to experience the results of a big pistol bullet plowing through his vitals, or a keen knife handled by »n angry adept in carving, the mailed shirt has been almost uni* versally adopted. "Why," said tne gambler whom the reporter saw buying the armor, ."I get shot at about once every six months, and the sensation of looking into the muzzle of a pistol that seems as big as a barrel is not pleasant I am generally sitting at a table when some crank who has lost his money on a sure thing jumps up and begins to pepper me. If I have my shirt I am invulnerable, except in the head, and every body knows that is a hard place to hit" "Will the armor turn a bullet?" asked the reporter, incredulously. The gambler led the way into a private-room. There, lying on the table, was tho defense against steel and lead. The gambler picked it up, its steel rattling musically against each other as he allowed the folds to softly slip through his hands. A careful' examination showed each link to be as fine as tho head of an ordinary pin. The whole Shirt was flexible, and could almost be concealed in one hand. Each link was welded to the next one, and all were composen of tho finest steel. It was sleveless, high in the neck, and was longer in front than on the sides, which barely covered the points of the hips. "You see," said the gambler, going to a drawer and extracting a garment, "this is a chamois-skin vest made to go next to the skin. • Over this the armor is worn, and then your ordinary garments are placed above. It doesn't impede a man's motions in the slightest, and tho links are so fine that no rattling can be hoard, notwithstanding the motions made by the body. It cost mo §250, and it is worth every cent I paid." Further investigation showed that the armor was serviceable. The gar>^- bler, spreading tha shirt on the ' table, took a long" dirk from a drawer, and raising the knife to the height of his arm, brought it down with all his force on tho tiny links. The point of the knife snapped off, cleanly, and a minute examination of the shirt could not discover a single dent. Tho rosewood table bore just a scratch, evidently owing to a movement of the shirt when struck. At the private detective offices it was admitted that a few of these garments were kept on hand for the operatives to use when a particularly dangerous man had to be arrested. D "Of course, the idea dates back to the dark ages," said the chief of the Wilkinson bureau. "But we utilize it on the suggestion of one of our operatives who is an Australian. He knew a bush- ranger there for whom a reward was offered dead or alive. The desperado bad often been shot at and presumably hit, but never fell. One day in a close fight the robber was seen to fall and .was captured. It was then found that he had been shot ia the leg below the chain mail shirt which inclosed his body. We thought it a good id,ea, and as we don't care to lose a good operative, ordered a couple of shirts and have never regretted it"—N. Y. Morning Journal. ALMOND FOUNTAINS. An Ornament Which, Though Simple la Sure to Attract Attention. This name provokes curiosity, and possibly leads one to imagine it to be that of some recently-discovered spring whose virtues might emulate the "Fountain of Life;" but this nut-spray aan not claim any other attribute than a ilnnei'-table ornament. Its elements are two—quills and almonds. One dozen undressed quills are taken, and each is out off with a sharp knife just below the feathered portion, leaving the barrel of the quill clear and clean. These are slit into narrow strips, le»T- Ing enough of the .rounded part uncut, to allow each slender division to be firm; yet the out must be low enough to allow the strip} to bead gracefully over. Each strip is then sharpened at the top with scissors, Take a pound of almonds, shell them oarefwljy, so that the nut remains per* feet in shape, cover them with boiling water, and let them soak until the skin »an be easily slipped off. In this blanched state the nuts are impaled »ingly upon the sharpened quill-points. This will make the strips of quill bend jpapefully, like the branches of a tspee, When the dozen qiiijla. are thus finished off with almonds, place the round-' 9d, solid end of each quill into the open end of another, and so build up sprays pf a considerable height The parts most be well fitted and firmly pressed in, or the whole structure will fall over. Then this curiousnools. Ing device, which is often mistaken lor tome unique exotic plant, i» fastened l«to an apple—firs! patting a slice frow the apple to wake it stand evenly. The» the apple is placed in the center of 9 dish, &ad covered with raisins, scatters- ing here aod there *wnt> of the blftnefeetf almonds. This fountain BB»J be orysfcaliw* by white 0? e-jfjr Q* tbin mucilage, ajtd sJIV ing istngteaff MOT th<aa---Qoiai>n. £*?& Cbinoas bride when jfWffm Ait*Af*tf«M 3tA _ Jliftite In « tttti)A „„„.,. The trpical American of the educated classes ii fiot very like aft Englishman) be ia rathe* mof6 < like ft Frenchman, out still more like an Ame-riciM. YOU can not say whore he differs ih appedf* anoo from the Briton;-it may be In hid necktie, his toot, ot the way ift whi«h. he brush <9 his bat. fie seldom looks as if he liv#t much in the open air or waft fond of fluid spofts. He is ranch tnora vivacious ihitn an Englishnun, ftip'rii original iA manner, more fertile, ia Ideas, ftiort* modern in every ivay, He is almost -too good company} too effor* tescent for somfe natives of a slow, fogy clitnab.s He is enviably detached from our infernal politics and social corifusions. These are all pretty indifferent to the uative of a country which has elbow-room, a militia which shoots, and practically no neighbors. He ia usually fond of the Irish and their cansb, but ho never goea to Ireland. He does not mind explaining to you the niceties of basvballj but I have known an elderly Frenchman to take more interest than he floes in cricket. He seems to mo to know * great deal about cookery and delicacies of strange names, American or French; but ho has, per* haps, no very high opinion of our poot culinary efforts. He is not curious, however, in strange mixed juleps and cocktails, etc., like the representative American of the stage. He very seldom talks with au English accent, and even when he does, his idioms betray him. He takes a Platonic interest in poker, but is no gambler. He is much too familiar with English life to be keenly curious about it, and he never dreams of going to see the lions. He is rather fond of the play, knowing and caring very much more about our authors, actors, pieces, etc., than I do, for one. He is kind, courteous, ingenious, obliging, a good fellow, and welcome because he is infinitely more alive than most of us. To bring him into a room full of dejected Britons is like pouring fresh water among the flsh in a pail. He is patriotic, but no Chauvaniste, and is aware that Bunker Hill was but a British defeat He does not. talk about the war. and Abraham .Lincoln. Wo are sorry when he goes away and glad when be comes back again with a new budget of good stories, for if he has a national trait, it is the swapping of anecdotes. He is not a man that any body would think of trying to impose upon, but he is not demonstratively acute. Never have I seen a robustious American, nor an American who preached, nor an American who told pointless stories.—Andrew Lang, in North American Review. TOLD BY STANLEY, Tlie Explorer's Fox Terrier Kuiidy anS the Guinea Fowl. We were sitting conversing about our prospects, discussing the probabilities of our couriers reaching some settlement on this day, or the next, and the time that it would take them to return, and they desired to know whether in my previous African experience, I had encountered any thing as grievous as this. "No, not quite so bad as this," I replied. "We have suffered, but not to such an extremity as this. Those nine days on the way into Ituru were wretched. On our flight from Bumbire we certainly suffered much hunger, and also while floating down the Congo to trace its course our condition was much to he pitied; we have had a little of somethimg, and at least large hopes, aud if they die where are we? The age of miracles is past, it is said, but why should thoy be? Moses drew water from tho rock at Horeb for the thirsty Israelites. Of water we have enough and to spare. Elijah was fed by ravens. at tho brook Cherith, but there is not a raven in all this forest Christ was ministered unto by angels, I wonder If any one will minister unto us?" Just then there was a sound as of a. large bird whirring through the air. Little Bandy, my fox terrier, lifted up a foot and gazed inquiringly; we turned our heads to see, and that second the bird dropped beneath the jaws of %ndy, who snapped at the prijse and hold it fast in a vise as of iron. "There, boys," I said, "truly the gods are gracious. The age of miracles is not past," and my comrades were seen gazing in delighted surprise at the bird, which was a fine fat guinea fowl. It was not long before the guinea fowl was divided, and Bandy, ita captor, had his lawful share, and the little doggie seemed to • know that he had grown in esteem with all, men, and we enjoyed our prize each with his own feelings.— Henry M. Stanley, in Sflribner. A X4ve Frog In a Bouk, Many well-authenticated stories of the finding of live toads and frogs in solid rook are on record, and that such things are possible was demonstrated bere, wfien a workman engaged in Varley & EyeriU's lime rock quarry, north of the city, broke oppa a large piw» of rook, which bad been blasted put, a frog bopped out of a pocket in the center of the stone. Of course, the occurrence created a tremendous sensation among the workmen, and operations at. the quarry were for the tinieBuspe.nded, and toe movements $ the froy vtere watched wtyfe great inte'reife The *ni- dinary fro# and was ' perfectly wbite. Ti - eyes were anuuually large and brill. blind. \V>»¥9' tfce mpytfer sbp»ii|. h»y» Tjeen t'oeit* was only a. line, and Oft tto f Wt there wa» a dai'k, wpruy subsiaoce. Mr- Evertti at onoo took «barge of the curiosity and, put it in A til caa,b«t tho frog died, yes,tep4»y Burning, lie brought H dpwa; town aa£ H ws ined witt» jRte*«s> by p ^rge n psopUt, and |i wp Afterwards to ftwt 8te»if» veaiel IWO, § Jj* IW ^ t^ffi wl

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