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THE. WMM DBS M01NE8, ALGONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER10.1890. £.."•' Aft AtritiMsr 1 «t by the river'a Side On tdls sad, October day, watching light Heets elide down the iasy tide, That were born In the breath of May, Pntthonght#»yly flaunting their colors brlght- The dead leaves are drifting into the night I • While the sighing sonth winds grieves „In n welfd and -plaintive way, tot two-failing leaves -indthe atitnmn sheaves, It will never more me May; ' A8 ferlm Winter In coming with chilling breath, Of falling enow, and decay, and death. And thas It must be with nil; .Jrhonjrh the spring ba warm and bright, There.cometh the fall with the icty pall, .And a burial ontof sight, JJhere the sluggish pnlsoa coldly crept 'Heath the pallid shrotid of a wlntory si Man,, too, hath his early bloom. ntory sleep; , , , A'SpHhgtllne and snmhier bright: Bnt aillttCe room in a lonely tomb, And a giave-stone strangely white, Boon guard Ms remains, while they waiting lie, Foi- the gtlerdon of Immortality I of CllOSS. ' All Paris was ringing with the news a horrible murder. % In theatrical circles, especially, the excitement was intense, when it was known that Mile, Croizette, the most popular daneeuse on the boards of the Varieties, Lad fallen beneath tho knife of a cowardly assassin^ _ , Two hideous and gaping wounds had been inflicted upon tha unfortunate woman either of which would have caused her death. But beyoiuHhis, all the circumstances Connected with Uie atrocious crime remained shrouded in mystery—the motive as'well as the chief actor in the terrible tragedy. There was positively no clew oE any kind. The weapon even, with which the murder had been committed, had been inflicted with some sharp instrument. After minute investigation, the first theory that Mile. Oroizette had met her death at the hands of some jealous lover was reluctantly abandoned. Whilst only a dancer, the strict morality of her conduct during her engagement at the Theater de Varieties precluded any suspicion being thrown upon her numerous admirers. The search for the murderer would undoubtedly have been given up if a cuiious circumstance had not happened. Mons. Pierre Morel, an artist, called at police headquarters and stated that he resided at 62 Hue de Petits Champs, and occupied apartments directly opposite those of the murdered woman. Shortly after midnight on the day of the' murder he had arisen, beinsr unable to sleep, and going to his sitting-room window. Whilst seated there he had noticsd the shadows of two persons, those of a man and a woman, thrown against the window shade in the upper story of a house opposite him. As he gazed the two shadows lurched forward and fell, disappearing from view. Then, to his intense astonishment, distinctly outlined against the window curtain, appeared tho shadow of a small cross. It remained in view for about thirty seconds, when a shadowy hand plucked it in haste and the light was extinguished. He had failed to report this occurrence to the police, until urged to do so by the news of Mile. Croizette's death, which reached him at Versaillies, whither he had gone on • the morning immediately succeeding the murder. AUred Cassagne had been sitting quiet' ly in the chief's room, having buT lately reported to him the result of his expedition to St. Petersburg, whither he had gone to discover the assassin of Paul Pel- aufski. He listened with considerable interest to the artist's narrative. Chief of Police Pommard, however, who had heard fifty stories about the murder during the past week, heard Mons. Morel's narrative Cassagne thought deeply fer a few mo- ents. "I have it, he said ftt last. ' , . ' 'The 'table has been moved. ' ' He stoop • ed down and raised one of the legs of the table. ''It has dust under it, he exclaimed, "I thought so." Then he searched oi-ound and found the spots where the legs had usually been placed. After a little search he located them, and ihoved.the table back into its original position^ ' ''It is poor detective work to move anything in a room where a murder has been committed. In doing so valuable clews are of times destroyed." Then he again repeated his hmnouevers with the wooden cross and the lamp. Commencing close to the light, he moved the cross gradually nearer to the window until the artist cried : . "Stop, that is the exact size of the cross t saw, "How is it for position on the curtain?" asked the detective. "It should be moved more to the right." Cassagne then moved the cross slowly engthwise on the ta.ble. Once more Vlons. Morel, with his eyes fixed on the moving shadow on the curtain, called "Halt. "Come here, Mons. Morel," said Oas- sagne, "and see whether you can find any mark on this table at the foot of tho cross." Mons. Morel bent his ^aze curiously; upon the smooth' surface; "I see nothing," he replied, "Because your eyes, unliko mine, have not been sufficiently trained. 1 see a small slit in the table."- . "What of that?" Once more Mons. Cassazne repli3d to the interrogatory of the artist by illustration instead of words. He drew from his pocket a large clasp knife and tied a piece confessed everything. In a fit o? ungov- ertable jealousf Be had stabbed the dan- feeusefor resuming bet forlner relations with MohSi Chattieu, the banker. The Abbe suffered death by the gullotine. Cassagne found.the dagger wliere the marderer had hidden it under an old stairway. It exactly corresponded With there- flection on the cut-tain which the artist had seen, and which brought the Abbe Froissart to his doom in the shadow of the scatlet cfdss. ATJSTTN W. GRANVILLE. The Philosophy of Eating. The persons living to a green old age who have come within the range of my ob serration were abstemious themselyrs, and had either sprung from poor families or came from the South, where heavy meat in jals are not enjoyable. Guizot. who was not a vigorous trenchman, started in poverty, and Was a southerner. Thiers started in the same condition, ate twice a day and very heartily, but w.ts so heavy after eating", as to be obliged to go to sleep. Ho died of apoplexy after eating. I attribute the extraordinary difference in quality in the early and late work of Victor Hugo, to his having only scant meals when he Wrote the former, and to his having plentiful and delicious ones, to which he did the fullest justice, when he turned out the latter, Victor Hugo was spirituel before lunch or dinner; he was inflated in speech and bereft of all sense of the ridicu;- lous when digesting either repast. M. de Lpsseps is almost Oriental in his abstemiousness at table, he being of a southern THE FARM AND HOUSEHOLD. wotrl/b irotrf of wood across the handle. Then he plunged the blade into the slifc. The knife stood upright in the exact position lately occupied by the wooden cross. Its shadow, an exact counterpart, fell, precisely at the same angle upon the window certain, A sudden gleam of intelligence shot across the face of the artist. , i, "You would imply that Allle. Croizette was stabbed with just such a knife as that shadow represents?" "Yes, by a knife with cross-piece to it— some old-fashiond dagger. When the two shndows you saw struggling on the curtain passed from jour sight, the niur- erer was killing his victim. He withdrew the blade, till reeking as it was, and stuck it into the table. Its shadows fell upon the curtain for a few moments are he plucked away and extinguished the light. Look here, see where the blood dripped from the blade." "What is the next step?" gasked Mons. Morel. "To reason as usual from effect to cause. I have not abandoned the jealous lover theory, which Mons. Pomuiurd thinks so untenable. Mile. Croizette was not by any means the angel she was depicted. Look here!" The detective went to the upright piano and moved it back from the wall. Touching a spring a door flew open. It communicated with a passageway leading into the adjoining house. Mons. Morel was thunderstruck. "How did you discover that?" he exclaimed.>. "1 was here this morning eaiJy," said Cassagne, "on my own account and made a with impatience. He was about to dismiss him when Cassagne said: • r "Permit me to ask him a few ques tions." "Certainly," replied the chief oE police with just a tinge of sarcasm in his \oice. "Ask a hundred if you like. What the entire department has not succeeded in acomplishin? in t^o weeks, no doubt Mons. Alfred C,i=sag-ne, after his Russian experiences, will te r.ble to solve immediately." "Chief Pommard was an excellent officer, but just a trifle put of temper just then. No doubt it was galling to an old and experienced official to be so completely baffled in the detection of a crime that had stirred Paris to its center. Cassagntj smiled slightly, but did not retort. On the contrary, having first subjected Alons. Morel to a searching cross examination, he turned politely to Chief Pommard and urgently requested to be detailed on the Croizette case. ' Ho felt convinced that he had now struck upon an important and likely clew. complete investigation. Poor ni<jn have been detailed on this case, hitherto. They should have sounded every inch of these walls. "Certainly not the murderer of Mile. Crozette. Ifcis the Abbe Froissart. He is famed for his piety and learning. He is an immaculate person in every respect and family, and having lived long in hot countries, which are as healthy as any to those who adapt themselves to the climate. 1 dare say he owes his longevity and high spirits to his sobriety in food as well as in drink. Volumes liave been written against drunkenness. But any doctor who understands well the human frame will tell you (if he can cash aside humbug) that drink is not as_ bad in its effect as gormandizing. Nothing so hastens senility as tha latter. Borthelemy Saint Ailaire, though eightv- four, wjrks as hard and with as little fatigue as he ever did in his life. Twenty years ago he said to me; "I am persuaded that the civilized man eats three times more than what he needs when he is not checked by poverty. For my part I was too poor until I was elderly to be a gor- mand, and when I now go to dine at a friend's house I only play with my knife and fork. Dinner is a mistake." The czar, his brothers, and uncles, are all gor- mandizers, and what a heavy, wearied Jot they all look, unwieldy as mefeatheriums and about as intelligent. I have neve doubted, since 1 began to think upon th subject, that George 111. ate himself inti. the mad doi'.tora' hand, and Louis XVI. in to semimbecility. Who were the grea victors oE tLe eighteenth century? Vol taire, who lived on coffee, and had too weak a stomach to bear food; Washington who was spare and abstemious; and at thi revolution, the people of Paris, who wen starvelings. Stanley greatly explains nil success when he says that all he wants is L crust of bread, a mouthful of meat when he can get it, and a cup of tea. Tlw Scotch were a proverbially hungry people when they turned India into a British depen dency. The chief, however, was unwilling that Cassagne should "waste any time on the matter," "But I will conduct the investigation at niy own expense," replied the detective. "Recollect, Monseiur, that your own population is at stake, as well as that of the whole body of secret police," This view of the matter seemed to strike Mons. Pommard more forcibly, "Well, go ahead, do your best," he said at last. . Cassagnc invariably commenced his investigations upon the inductive theory, (hat is, he reasoned from effect to cause, not from eausb to effect. The question he now asked himself was, "What produced the shadow of the cross upon the the curtain V" That very morning he went alone and made a thorough examination of the scene of the murder. Nothing in the apartment Lad been removed. In the evening, accompanied by Mons. Morel, he again visited it. Lighting a lamp he placed it upon a email wooden table. "Why do you put it in the exact center with so much care?" asked liis companion. "Because," answered the detective, "lamps are almost invariably placed in the center'of tables. You will see its importance later on." Mons. Moral had become as interested in the discovery of the murderer as (he detective. He was an educated and intelligent man, Cassagne then took from his pocket two pieces of wood and fastened them together • in the form of a small cross about eight inches high. This he now nlaced upright on Ihe table at » little distance from the lamp, The shadow 'of the cross fell upon the curtain. It was about eight feet high. •Was it as large as that?" ho inquired of Morel, greatly venerated, "Urn; ah!—perhaps. Tell me, thouj-h. How long has he lived in this neighborhood?" "About three years," replied Mons. Morel. "Precisely. That is exactly the same length of time Mild. Croizette resided here." "How do you know that?" "Because it is my business to know these things, Monsieur. Mile. Croizette, I find, took up with tbe Abbe Froissan, after her quarrel with Mons. Chattieu, the rich banker in the Rue do la Roche." "Whatdoydu propose to do?" asked Mons. Morel. "Denounce the Abbe Frois- Bart as the murderer of Mile. Croizstte?" "Such a course," replied Cassagne, "would be the height of foolishness. He would meet nil such accusations with a calm denial and his reputation would clear him. Wo could prove nothing and should only cover ourselves with, ridicule. I know a better way than that. II he is not guilty, what 1 propose will be simply regarded as a practical joke should it ever became known. If guilty it will so effectually undermine his nerves, that when confronted with an accuser he will voluntarily confess his crime. I am hungry. Let us go now. I will be at your rooms at 11 to-night." At theap; ointe'l hour, Cassagne knocked at Mons. MorelV door and was admitted. He carried with him a small but, exceedingly powerful stereopticon. Morel asked no questions. About midnight, the Rue de Petits Champs became comparatively deserted. Cassagne then placed the stereopticon in such a position as to cause a small but powerful circle of light to fall directly on the window shade of the room occupied by the Abbe Froissart. Running in a small slide, a dagger apparently dripping with blood, at once stood boldly outlined on the curtain, and the color of it, as seen in the mingled glare of the lime-light and the street lamps, was blood-red, awful and awe-inspiring, Mons. More.' shuddered. The effect was ghastly. "My God," ho exclaimed. "If I were to wake and see that on my window in the dead of night, it would drive me mad." "Not if you were innocent, for the innocent sleep; but the eye of the murderer is seldom closi-d in the dark. The room is peopled with the image of his victim. It is in every corner. Look, look! Shut off the light, quickly." Instantly Mons. Morel t.hrew a heavy I hare been discussing the dinner ques tion with a Jew, aged eighty, who is an enthusiiistic Mosaist. He himself ate the vache enragee until he was five-and-twenty and thinks it was the making of him. The reason he gave why his brethren bear so well all climates is that they spoil their meat when they prepare it according to the prescriptions of their religion. It is firs! bled, and then steeped in salt and water until no redness sjains the water. This unfits it for the spit or the grill, and does not make it toothsome in a stew--the only way in which it can be done, unless boiled. Meat thus prepared has no savor, and does not tempt the Jew to eat of it gluttonously. Dying cf apoplexy does not much matter, since everyone must die of something. But, as my aged Hebrew fiiend observes, it does matter to ba for yjars in a state that ends in apoplexy—to wit, with a starved brain. The brain starves in the midst of too great plenty, because gormandizing clogs the capillary arteries which bring life to the brain substance. The blood does its best to do its work, and its efforts at last burst a vessel, I once knew an impresserio, who was also a Jew. He was behind any number of lyrical theatres, from Stockholm to Sydney, safec-concerts, music hall, and other places where singing was the attraction. He held carnivorous feeding in horror, and told me that he never lost his time seeking for fine voices in countries where a fish Ox- a meat diet; prevailed. The most fish-eating Italians—those of Naples and Genoa—having not often among them sweet singers. The -imst meat-eating part of Great Britain—England—is also a voiceless country. Though the singing is so fearful in the Scotch kirks, mv friend found some divine songsters south of the Grampians, and a greater number in the Highlands. He often heard common Irish women "lilt" and sing like nightingales, but never in the towns, Sweden was a country of song, because a country of grain. Norway'w is not. Too much fish was eaten there, Vocal capacity disappeared in musical families who got rich. They ate too much meat. The vocal birds are eaters of grain, fruit and vegetables. No carniv orous one could ever sins? a song. It croaks, has a bad liver, and is generally melancholy. Baby crowing on yonf knee, While yon sing gome little ditty. Pullsyonr hair and thumpsyour "ee," , Would yon think it Wttsn't pretty 1 Tell mo, could yon I If yon owned "the bnby," wonldyon? Wife, with nrm about your neck. Says yon look jnet like the baby; Wants jome cnsh to mnke ".1 spec," And yon would reftisi" her—may bo— Could yon? should j-ou? If yon owned "the woman,'' would yonf Little labor, little strife, Little care, and little cot; Would yon sigh for single llfof Would yon mnrmnr at yonr lot? Tell me, should yonf It you owned "the cottage," should youf Health and comforts, children lair, Wife to meet yon nt the door, Fond hearts throbbing for you thore, Tell me would you ask for more? Should you. could yon f ^;If yon owned "the ready,' 1 would yon? That Boy. His name is not Solomon, There are many things he does not know, Remember that he is only a boy. You weie one once. Call to mind what you thought, and how you felt, Give that boy a chance. Keep near to him in sympathy. Be his chum. Do not make too many cast-iron laws. Rule with a velvet hand. Help him have "a good time." Answer his foolish questions. Be patient witl his pranks, jjaugk at his jo'kes. Sweal over his conundrums. Limber up your dignity with a game of ball or a half-day 1 ! fishing. You can win his heart utterly And hold him steady in the path that leads higher up. That b:>y has a soul, and a destiny reaching high above the mountain pe^ks. He is worth a million times his weight in gold. Women I.Ike to Know Their Husband's Affairs. New York Sun. A wife who knows many wives says: •'Some husbands when they get home at night, tell their wives all about the business of the day, and about their bank account, and about the people they meet, and about what was spoken of, and about everything else. Other husbands never tell their wives about their doings during the day, never speak of the state of their finances, and never refer to their business in their household. The wife of such a husband knows nothing of his affairs, and is apt to be upset by bad news or crushed by finding out that he is on the road to ruin. From what I have known through my acquaintance with many families for long years, I am.ready to say that a husband should always tell hia wife about his business and about the affairs of the day." FARM NOTES. transportation of honey in the comb, and THE tlottttTBLB'GiLA the timely invention of the thin comb foundation fully supplied that want. ly, *, V, ».VV IL Diving at? I'No, no^half as large; but what are you "Never yon mind," was the reply of (he detective. Wait and see," CasFBgne then moved the cross further from the lamp until jt reached the very edge of tbe table, but the shadow of the cross was only lessened thereby by about a foot. "It is still artist. far top large," said, cloth over the stereopticpn, jast as there came ru-hing to the window opposite a figure, with a face as ghastly white as the night-robes in which it was enveloped. One lool? at that awful, fear-haunted, blanched and guilty face, convinced both men that they had found in the Abbe Froissart the murderer of Mile. Croizstte. Twice again, at intervals of an hour or so, was the same maneuver repeated, with the same result, until just before dawn, a man, his nervos utterly bnken down, pale, ghastly, looking over hie shoulder at every moment, crept from that awful chamber, where he dared no longer face the symbol of his dreadful crime. He did not go far. Hirdly had he turned into the Rue he flivoU when the hand of the law was on his shoulder. "Mons. Abbe Froissart. I arrest you for the mv,rder of Mile. Urpizette!" The wretch at once broke down., an4 BRAVE DEED OF A GIKL. Hown 10-Vear-OId Miss Dragged a JPan- tlior to Doutli, A most remarkable story of frontier bravery, the heroine being Misb Pauline Collier, a young lady 16 years of age, comes from Chiklress, a new town in the Panhandle country, this state, says a letter from San Antonto, Tex. Miss'Collier is i pupil in the Caildress district school, and although she lives ten miles from the town she makes th trip back and forth each day on a spirited Texan pony. One mornin» last week she left home at an early hour and was riding leisurely along when she espied an enormous pair her immediately in front ot her, crouched in th° short prairie grass, ready for a fatal spring. With admirable presence of mind Miss Collier seized the lariat hanging at her saddle bow, and witn great dexterity the animal's neck was encircled with the deadly coil. At a word from its mistress the pony which Miss Collier wus riding sprang away at a gallop, dragging the savage but helpless monster to its. death, Upon becoming satisfied that the animal's life was extinct the young lady undid the rope fnln the pommel lot her saddle, leaving the panther stretched upon theprairio behind her Proceeding on her way to school she met John Perry in company with several cowboys and related the story. They went to the spot where the dead panther lay and proceeded to denude it ot its hide, which will be made into a robe and presented to the young lady. The panther weighed g|Q pounds. * | Take extra care of young stock now. Fewer crooked bars and more gates. The oruhard needs more manure than the grain field. Abo^ 60,000 acres were planted with broom corn in Kansas this year. Don't put off till spring any work in the garden that can be done this fall. Be sure the hogs have a dry pen and a dry sleeping place; these two being provided may prevent cholera. Grape seed for planting ought to be saved from well-ripem/d fruit und buried in moist sand until spring. Do not let your fruit trees grow large limbs for no other purpose than to be cut off. Trim them right from the start. The fall of the year is a trying time for stock. See that it is well-fed and not unnecessarily exposed to stormy and colii weather. Whenever a horse is worked o- driven to exhaustion or any where near it, the animal s in the ;ery best possible condition to be attacked with disease. There are those who will try ensilage for ,he first time this winter. Well, remem- )sr that ensilage is not a perfect food. It nust be fed in connection with other loods. Grass, especially clover, should be grown it short intervals on wheat ground. Clover hould remain not less than two years, bus resting and enriching the dcep'-plow- i d grain land. Don't be atriiid of saving a bushel or so more seed corn than you expect to use next E ring. There's always some one who is ort. If you don't need it yourself you an sell it. Currant and gooseberry cuttings are best lade in the fall. Stick them in the 'round and cover in winter with litter or coarse manure so that the frost will not throw them out. They will start much stronger when cut out and stuck in spring. _ A Garmin test for watered milk consists, it is said, in dipping a well-polished knitting-needle into a deep vessel of milk and then immediately withdrawnig it in an upward manner. If the milk is pure a drop of the fluid will hang to the needle, but. the addition of even a small portion of water will prevent the adhesion of the drop. Tlio Imported Vendetta. There will be a few to deny that the tide of immigration which keeps rolling on our shores in ever increasing volume* is not altogether an unmixed blessing. While this exodus from foreign countries has in limes gone by done much t j build up the material wealth and prosperity of the United States, we have reached a point where it threatens, if unchecked, to prove a serious evil. For the thrifty and well- doing immigrant this vast country of ours can afford to have a welcome tor many years to c'jnie. Such men form a desirable acquisition to our earnest population. They came here with the full intention of throwing off their foreign vestments of habit and speech. They mean to throw in tb.3ir fortunes with those o£ this country, and to become, in every sense of the word, American citizens. But this country can no longer afford to constitute itself a dumping ground for the scum and illiteracy of Europe. We have citizens of our own, who have certain riirhts that have won by hard and long-continued labor, and these must not be interfered with. Those reflections are suggested by the trying experience that New Orleans is passing through tit present. Among the foreigners, who go to made up the heterogeneous population of the oreolo city, Italians are the most numerous. We might say southern Italians, because for them the siiiiny shores of the gulf have pleasing suggestions of their old home, and they have flocked there in great numbers. It is unfortunate for the city they have chosen to make their home that these men have not laid aside all of their vicious, traditional habits. They have imported the vendetta, and, what is worse, they cling to tha vendetta. For hundreds of years it has been the popular method in Corsica and Sicily of wiping cut personal injuries. Siioh a method of obtaining justice is entirely contrary to the law-abiding instincts oE the people of this country, and when it is remembered that the obligation is hereditary it is easily seen what a vortex oE bloodshed is the unfailing result of such a barbarous practice. Blood must be wiped out in blood, until not a single victim is left. For more than twenty years this miserable system has baJbd the polios oE New Orleans, an.I supplauted amongst these Italian* the powers oE the criminal law. Hitherto its action has not extended beyond the people who introduced it, and New Orleans has left them to the fate of the Kilkenny cats. But there hns been a startling change. The vendetta has overstepped the Italian boundary, and New Orleans is in arms. The chief of police has been foully and treacherously murdered, and the mayor is threatened with a like fate. There is no manner oE doubt that one or the other of the secret Italian societies is at the bottom of tho deed. It is sincerely to be hoped that Now Orleans will rise to the necjssities of the occasion. Such doings in an American city to-day are an anachromism. If the ordinary measures of the law are power- ess against this dark conspiracy, drastic methods must be employed to stamp it out. Stamped out it must be. Wholesale tuurUer of this description cannot and will :iot be tolerated in any city of the United States. Girls Away From Homo. Liidloa' Home Journal. The girl who is going away from home ]uite by herself, and who will have to travel for several days and nights on the cars, who willba ata strange liotel by'her self, wants a little advice about what to do. Her number may be many, so I prefer to tell her in this little paragraph: In buying her ticket for the trip she also buys a ticket for her sleeper, and the railway official will arrange that if she doss not get tho entire section toe other berth is also occupied by a lady. When she wishes to get to bed, the porter, at her request, will arrange the berth for her, and then out of the small satchel that she has provided she will take the dark flannel or delaine dressing-sown in which she intends to sleep, and go to the toilet room and put this on. Her clothes are hung in the borth, and while she is advised to remove her dress, skirt and corsets and her shoes, it will be wiser to • retain some oE her underweur and her stockings, not only because of tha draEt but because of the facility of getting into things tha A Rare ftoptllu t>e«cribfid as tlift Mont Veni « omntis Thing on Enrtli. Fort Thomas (Ari.) Letter in the New York Sun: The most deadly reptile in all the world, not excepting the cobra of India or the Staked Plains rattlesnake of Texas, is the dreaded Gila monster of the fat sou th weat. There are few of these creature's in existence, and they are found in but one locality, the bottom lands of the Gila rivef in southwestern Arizona. Once in a While a specimen is encountered further east, but, as a rule, they are smaller than ordinary, the largest of the species living and thriving in the locality mentioned, 'i'het-0 are but few more deadly poisonous things than a bloated yellow rattlesnake, but In* dians, Mexicans, scouts, and others who know declare that of all living creatures the Gila monster is by far the most absolutely poisonous thing that lives. Scientists have bestowed upon him the L.itin name of Heloderma sttspectum, and give various descriptions of his personal appearance, and yet not one in a thousand of these learned gentlemen has ever seen a specimen, dead or alive. The Arizona monster belongs to the lizard family and is not often less than ten inches nor more than twenty-five inches in length. It was my good fortune to encounter a Jiixteen-inen fellow not Jong since and as it was the fiiMt of the kind I had ever seen it was little wonder that I did not at once recognize him. There were a Mexican and a Moqui Indian with me and we had just stepped foot on a beaver dam to cross a small, stagnant stream when the Indian, who was in front, uttered a diiort o( fear, leaped about five feet in the air, and landed up to his waist in the f reen, slimy water of tho beaver lagoon. 'he Mexican crowded back against me, and then I saw lying flat out on the dam sunning himself what I thought to be an immenro barking lizard. The Indian made all haste to place a long distance between the red skin and the creature, while the Mexican beat a hasty retreat, leaving me standing alone and facing the monster, for it was a Gila monster, and no mistake. "Terror of terrors," ejaculated the Mexican, in fear and trembling. "Let ua depart, Signer; let us go quick." 'n a few words the Aztce explained the nature oE the reptile. Notwithstanding all the evil that has been said of him, the creature as_he lay there in the sun was a most beautiful object to look at. He was; covored with beads, or, rather, with scales. The scales were arranged in rows, not flat on the body like the scales on _a fish, but raised in ridges and colored in ' mottled spots either a deep black or a bright salmon orange. The tail was thick and clumsy, and the legs, precisely like those of a barking lizaru, were black as ebony. He clung flat to the bark of a rotten log, an<1 when he knew that, some strange creature was standing near and surveying him he raised his body quickly on his legs, dug his sharp nails into the limb, whipped his head quickly around, and, while his glittering eyes sparkled dangerously, he darted back and forth the most venomous-look'- ing forked tongue one can imagine, at the same time uttering a wheezy, blowing sound, very much like that emitted by a puff adder when angered. He began to crawl slowly along the log, bib ugly dual tongue slowly darting in and out, and I saw that unless something was done at once to prevent it ho would his escape. Seizing a long knotted bum*., I made a whack at him, but only crushed the end of his blunt tail. Like a flash he' wheeled clear around and made a jump at BEES AND HONEY. American Bee Journal. IIONKY By planting for honey-bloom, and providing continuous pastures for the bees, from early in the spring until, late in the fall, more honey will be produced, and bee-keepers will become general benefactors. THE BELLOWS SMOKEH. To control the bees while manipulating the hives, and prevent them from stinging, was greatly desired—and that "control" was bestowed on mankind by the invention of the bellows smoker, just when it was needed most. IMl'KOVED HIVES. The first agricultural "want" in America was a simple and practical hive—and just then nature produced that intellectual giant, the Rev. L. L. Langstroth : and he gave us the hive that had long been needed, with its movable frames and surplus receptacles—revealing the mystery cf the bee economy, revolutionized the methods before practiced, and sending old theories k> oblivion. COMB FOUNDATION. Left to "their own sweet will" the bees will build drone comb and produoa multitudes of drones (consumers of honey.) Some way tu prevent this was much de- gired, and was found in the invention of sheets of wax with corrugations on either side, which the bees readily accept, build out into worker cells, and fill tu'era with, honey or eggs as required—prey$ undesirable ewes of 4r9ftes increasing the a.moun.t of eur ------ • next morning. Get up early and go to the toilet-room, but do not monopoliz3 it [or hour<i. When you raach a strange city get into the stage that belongs to the hotel to which you wish to go, geiout at the ladies' entrance, go into tue recaption room and =ay that you «vish some one sent from the !nce to you. Tell whoever conies exactly hat kind p_E a room you want, and ask ihe price of it. Give him your name to register, and remember, while you are alone in a public house it is not wise to dress in any except a quiet way. No trouble about ordering your meals should be experienced, as the billot'-fare shows exactly what is served and you can take your choice. As to '^'tipping," you will certainly give a small tip to the porter who straps and locks your trunks foryou, and to any ball- boy in tho hotel who shows you some special service, If you are only there fora few hours it is not necessary for you to tip the waiter, nor the chambermaid, unless she also should do some act oE kindness for you such as brushing your gown, gutting the piece of soap that you have forgotten, or putting a stitch in a ripp"d frock. Although it is not pleasant to be alone, still I do firmly believe that a well- bred girl with a clear head and an understanding mind can go, without trouble, from California to New YorJ and receive nothing but courteous attention. The don'ts ore these:— Don't dress loudly. Don't make any acquaintances on the car or in hotels. Don't sit alone in public parlors. Better by far stay in your own room and read, than muke yourself an object of com^ ment. Make up your mind to be courteous and polite, but reserved, and all men will be like Chevalier Bajards to you, and all women will give you what you demand-r respect. r JPBW WAYS OF WOMBS, any k lown Lady Faints <md P«r ; Goes Cr»zy. BuBWifQTON, la. P?)u. 4.-—A Hawkey's Meadon s'pecial say,,, Mr, and Mrs. Jiftray, living jn Honey Creek township, were J o n the night of their marriage The bnde wai so frj<fhteoed a^ead faint for jepra] thinking reeeatl; me, covering about three feet in the clear. Startled out of my senses, I leaped back also and brought, the stick down again, this tiins breaking his back and stretching him out dead on me log. The Indinn and Mexican both returned, but although I wanted them to help preserve the specimen, neither would touch, or handle his carcass in any way, Not having any alcohol, I placed the monster in a jar of ivliisky to preserve him, but unfortunately before I reached a place whero alcohol could be procured the whisky had spoiled him. Indians and ignorant Mexicans of the locality positively declare that the breath of the Gifa monster is as deadly as hiu bite. The-e assertions are untrue, Gila 'monsters have grooved teeth and ,a polion. gland like a rattlesnake, and are quite if notV,, „ more poisonous than the Crotalus horridus, or diamond-black rattlesnake. The best antidote for their bite is strong tobacco saliva, and a soEt quit] of tobacco applied io the won nil. Unlike rattlesnake's venom, whisky or alcohol has no opposing influences; on the contrary, a_man addicted to alcoholicjbeverages, if bitton by this reptile is almost suro to die, Ammonia ,* taken internally is an excellent remedy. ,' A cattleman of the southwest,'' while riding over the range searching for. stray ', ,'; steers, came near being unseated by his 4, horse suddenly making a tremendous side ' iffi leap to the right. He reined up,and went" backtoies what wai the cause of his horse's action. There on the ground lay a tremenuLius Gila monster, whipping his tongue in and out, and darting diamond flashes from his scintillating black eyes. The cowman jumped to the ground, and with his three t-ionged riata whipped the life out of the creature, as he'vB.u Making a noose of a sinew cord, he it around the monster's tail and tied it one of his saddlepockets; then he started for the ranch, where he intended to preserve the specimen and send it east, But the horrid thing was not dead, but merely stunned; for he roused and clutched the saddle blanket and crawled up behind the man. The cowboy while galloping along reached around and felt of the string in order to see if his prisoner was secure, Fortunately he had on heavy gloves, but notwithstanding tho protection, thevjaQn« , ster nipped hisjittle finger, biting through the glove, and just scratching the flesh. The man, when he understood from tbe shook what had happened, fully realized that the situation was serious. Shaking off the deadly thing, he put spurs to his horse and rode for his life to the home ranch, which he reached fainting. Explaining what had happened, the •glove was torn aaide and the wound soaked in tobacco saliva. Every few minutes green, matter would ooze from the finger, but constant applications of moUt tobacco and doses of diluted ammonia saved his Jife, Jn a few days the victim had recovere,(}| bul swore that he would rather be bitten by 10,000 rattlesnakes tha.n be even switch,* --| ?J ed by one Gila monster. "It was like terrific electric shock, only wor»e, "w was of describing his feelings at the he was bitten, "Corporations hare no soujs 1 * is a njujg older expression, than most people '~ agino. it orgin&ted with Sjr Jjdjt Coke, whom the sixteenth eeatury w$sj • j - J oae pf the pest legal -writ—* r , .... p | ,.,.

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