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Algona, Iowa
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I THE UPPER PES MOlNflS, . IOWA. WEDNESDAY JtJNE 8,1891 IXX3OKA, IOWA. justice slipped a cog when Deacon was convicted. CHOPS are as slow this year as a prescription clerk. FIVE women decoratoM hare been engaged to design interiors for, new boudoir cars at Wilmington. Women excel in that kind of labor. TERUVIAN papers have spoken in the kindest way of the world's fair and every effort will be made to have a flne from the land of the Incas. WONDERFUL progress has been made in this country of late years in teaching the dumb to speak. Last year articulation was taught to 4,235 pupils. IT is said that a wet silk handkerchief tied without folding over the fact is a complete security ngainst suffocation by smoke; it permits free breathing and at the same time, exclud-js the smoke from the face. THE young lady who made such an unexpected and brilliant success by her 'painting of "A Yard of Roses" sets sail for Europe this month. A large combination of lithographers will pay her expenses as an art student in Paris, during which time they will have the profits of her brush. THE law approved by Gov. Flower of New York, limiting the hours of labor by railway employes to ten, to be performed within twelve consecutive hours, is in the interest of public safetj quite as much as that of the employes. Many a railway disaster is due to the relaxed vigilance of servants caused by physical exhaustion. NCT the least startling feature of the world's fair will be three ships, the ( xict counterparts of thoss commanded by Columbus when he set sail on his memorial voyage. They are being built, in Spain. The sailors on these ships will be dressed errctly as were the men who sailed with the famous navigator and the entire equipment of the vessels will be precisely the same as the three little vessels that set out from Palos. These ships will be so small that they can be taken to Chicago through the inland water ways. Fotrit French soldiers sat on a keg of powder and smoked cigarettes. After a while they separated because the powder blew up 1(? Many a thin chested cigarette smoker is silting on powder. When he goes to pieces, physically speaking, he will know that the joke is on him, though at present he is too stupid to see that (he average man who monkeys with high ex plosives is swept into an early grave. QUEEN Margaret of Italy, tlough somewhat inclined toward enbbnpoiLt, is nevertheless a beautiful woman even y.t. It is said that on the day of her marriage (in 1858) when receiving the foreign emb.xesa dors and ministers, she spoke to each one of them in his own language. She IE highlj educated, ai.d has a special taste for literature. In public she always shows perfect tact and taste, and is very popular and respected by all her subjects. I'ERSO*•• ALi POINTS. Count Herbert Bismarck, who is stil referred to as a wild joung mar, is 4i years old. * * # It is said that Rudyard Kipling's con- tributiors to the 1 London limes are paic for at the rate of $150 pe; letter. * * * A »tory conicb from Boston that a letter intended for Bishop Bror.ks and addressee '•The Right Reverend Bishop of Matsa chusette, The Palace, Boston, U. S. A.,' was returned undelivered to the postcffico by the intelligent carrier, indorsed: ''No found at the Palace- theater." * * * This story of Rev. Lyman Beecher father of Henry Ward Beecher, was tolc originally by his son: The elder Beecher had been preaching one Sunday at Litch field, and, as he got in the carriage to go home, ho remarked that he had ntver preached such a poor sermon btfore "Why, father," raid Henry, "I neve, leardyou preach louder." "That's it,' responded the old man, "when I have nothing to say 1 always holler." Miss Gladstone, the daughter of (hi English statesman, has been de scribed as tall, ungraceful and careless in her drevs. She brushes her hair stniigh back, and the result is a rather severe, look. Then, too, her mouth is large an< her forehead is low. but the one wh< thus describes Miss Gladstone hastens add that when she feels like it the daugh tor of the great commoner develops int a most brilliant talker. * * * Kate Field says that one of the rnos difficult things to do in Washington is I henr a great speech. The best of tl'.eu. are never announced in advance of thoi: delivery, and when notice is given thu a favorite speaker will have the floor, i in not safe to count on his securing it This was the case with the last grea speech made by Ingalls, which was begun after midnight when oaiy a few patien waiters lingered in the galleries. THE LATEST SEWS. QBNBBAt NOTES. THE state Republican convention will meet in St. Paul July 28. DR. H. T. HELMBOLO has for the fifth ime been adjudged inrane. SIB FRA&CIS BUROETT, a cousin, of Jaronese Burdett-Coutts, died Tuesday. THE system of licensing gambling* louses has gone into effect in Omaha. HON. T. JEFFERSON COOLIDGE, nr'nis- T to France, has sailed from New York. THE .American sugar trust attempts to 'bear" he market in Germany by refns- ng to buy German sugar at present. THE National Millers' association open- d its annual meeting in Chicago. FIFTT thousand acres of land in Monroe ounty, III., is overflowed. H. PARSONS, of Duluth, is nominated or congress by the People's party of the iixth district. Ex PRESIDENT Cleveland and his fam- ly have taken up their residence for the umrner at Buzzard's Bay, Mas?. SIR ALEXANDER CAMPBELT,, lieutenant •overnor of Ontario, died in Toronto, 'uesddy, aged 70 years. Ex PRESIDET Polk's will is overturned iy the Tennessee courts and the property given to the heir^-at-law. A HUNDRED stone cut.ters employed on he new rock at Duluth struck for fonr ollara a day and rine hours work. The ematid was refused. _ THE grain sent from Iowa for the re- ief of the famine sufferers of Russia has een unloaded and dispatched to the dis- jresseei provinces. Ifc filled 310 cars. THE first Bohemian soldiers' monument n the United States was dedicated in Chi- apo Sunday, with a 1 the p_omp and so- emnity of the Grand 'Army ritual. IT is proposed to put Johnson county, Wjo., the scene of the recent conflict be- ween settlers, rustlers and great cattle growers under martial law. The weekly statement, of the New York >anks shows a reserve increase of 85,056. 850. The banks now hold §24.696.825 in excess of the requirements of the 25 per .eat rule. Rov. Father Qaiglev, a Catholic priesi f Toledo, Ohio, has been indicted for reusing to give the names of the pupi's tit a K.rochial school undei his charge to the 3'3ard of Education as required by law. JOHN JACOB ASTOH has donated §5,000 :o the New York Granr, monument fund and 65,000 to the general fund of the New York Press club. THE a teamer City of New York arrived at Liverpool Wednesday, having made the trip from New York in six dajs and twenty minutes, thus beating the record. A SYNDICATE of Kilamzoo capitalists ia.3 subscribed a eufficieuc amount to purchase and operate the American Wheel company's plant. THE city council of Cleveland 1 as w> n a victory over the gas companies of that cily forcing them to reduce prices from $1 to 30 cents a thousand. THE fine arts department of the world's Fair has received efficial notification that Secretary Tracy of tho navy department, aad consented to detail the United States Frigate Constellation to the service of the Fair. COSTER & MARTIN, Chicago brokers, Fail in an attempt to corner the corn market, though the-y succeed in driving corn jp from 46 cents to 81. Prices afterwards c ell to 55 cents aid the brokers assign. J PORHIGN. COUNT LEO TOLSTOI, the well known writer and philanthropist, is seriously ill. HAIL storms in Alexandria destroyed crops in 80 communities. A MEVOLUTION has broken out in the town ot Puerto Conte.-, Honduras. KARSAY, a rich Austrian Jew, was killed by Baron Acz;l in a due! at Buda Pesth. ADMIRAL MAYNB, II. P., died in London Saturday, as the re-sult of a fit, followed by u fall. JOHN H. PAKNELL, brother of the late C. S. Parnell, has declined to stand for parliament in the Limerick district. \VOBD has been received at Victoria, B. C., that Dr. Sheldon Jaskson and his party have been murdered by Yukon Indians. EMPEBOK WILLIAM and the empress re- ce.ved Qaeen Wiluelrnina of the Netherlands and the Queen Regent Emma at Potsdam Tuesday. TIIE London Post says that the govern meut has agreed to pass all the estimates, and that parliament will be dissolved before June 8. TUB Liverpool board of docks has decided to expend $900,000 in enlarging the Mersey dock?, to enable them to receive vessels of 100 feet beam and 700 feet in length. ROBEBT W. WILCOX, the leader of the insurrection of 1889, V. V. Ashford ane fifteen others, have been arrested in Honp lulu on the charge of being engaged in treasonable conspiracy against the government, A BOILEK in Darblay's mills, at Corbeil. Prance, exploded Monday morning killin four employe •, wounding thirty and de:- strojiug the mill. THE London Observer is authority f 01 tbe statement that the ministry will nol proceed further with the Irish local government bill at this session of parliament. NEAU Pragnc-x, Wednesday night, fire started iu A colliery. Five hundred niei were imployed in the mine and many ot the men were unable to escape. Ifc is re ported that the list of missing reaches the startling large number of 200. At las accounts twenty-five bodies, burned unc blackened in a terrible manner, had beei recovered from the mine. OKIMJB. SAM T. CI.OVEU, a Chicago newspaper correepundont, is thought to have been killed by Montana cattlemen, IN a saloon fight at Culina ; Ohio, Ins night, Bell Miller, John Gibbons und Matt Tighbeat Daniel Benjamin to death with beer glasses. The three murderers were arrested. AmtatTj HOFFMAN is under arrest in Philadelphia charged with manufacturing dymanite with which to blow up the Lip- piucott Manufacturing Company's property, where he w\a8 employed. HENRY E. GIBEEN, one of the plaintiffs n the suit against the International Fra- ernal Alliance at Baltimore, has conf*s?- jd that 'he signed statements that w.-re 'alse and misleading and the suit hai >een withdrawn. HABRT DENT, ft gambler, formerly of Chicago, was killed in a disreputable resort in Louisville; Ky., Saturday night, by William Bowling. SDCH extensive hor<<e thefts are going on along the Arizona-Mexican border as to arouse u the_ suspicion that another Garza 'evolution is being worked up." AN Illinois man and a robb.'f exuhangefi shots at Council Bluffs, Iowa, the former >eing fatally wounded and the fobbei shot dead. Arkansas men, brothers, were j nct-ed because, at their suggestion their nephew murdered a jailer. AT EalaniBzoo, Mich , the jury in tbe case of Emily Tenell against, James J. Carpenter for damages for ruining her daughter, aged 14 years, gave a verdict of S2.0CO. HECH WILLIAMS, colored, who assaulted a young woman named Rice, was aken from Lebanon jail Monday night and hanged by a mob at Louisville", . Miss LILIAN NORFOLK, aged 20, the adopted daughb r of Dr. George H. Nor- *olk, of Brooklyn, N. Y., committed iuicide < by strangling herself with her own hair in the family" residence Tuesday. disappointment in love was the cause. MBS. John Bunn, wife of a very prominent man of Arrowstnitn, 111., ioo'k aelose of corosive sublimate Saturday morning-, and died Sunday morning. She had beon leranged for some months. She leaves a msbaod and two children. &TRES AND CASUALTIES. THBEE jjoung men were^drown^d io the Mississippi at Red Wing. T. S. REMSON'S carriage « factory in Brooklyn, N. Y., was destroyed by fire early Monday Miorning. The lots is estimated at §50,000; insurance unknown. JOHN D. JOHNSON was killed by lightning while plowing at Vallonia, Ind., Friday. MBS. MABY ABBAMS, of Dacatur, 111., was burned fatally by a lamp (xplosion Tuesday. THE plant of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass company at Creighton, Pa., was destroyed by fire Thursday morning. AT Coquille, Or., fire Wednesday destroyed inree-Jburths of the business portion of the place-. Loaa $100,000, part'al Iy insured. FIRE has gutted Beny's asbestos factory at Qaebpc, destroying the stock find machinery. Tne lous is heavy with par tial insurance. A CONSERVATIVE estimate of the amouiit ot damages caused by the loss from the high waters from Kansas City to New Orleans places it at the enormous figure of §50,000,000. FIBE Tuesday ni^ht swept away nil tbe business houses on the north side of Main street, in Trinity Tex., caueing an aggregate loss of $30.000. MBS. DAVJD McCROSBY fell downstairs at her home near La Porte, Ind., Tuesday and injured herself so severely that she died in a few minutes. AT Woodville, Pi>., Saturday James Holland, aged seven, fell into a creek. In trying to rescue him Elizabeth and Julia Coyne and Mary Enfelfc, aged from nine to eleven, were drowned. A tornado struck the little town of Au vergne, Ark.,, Sunday night. The academy building and new Methodist church weie blown down and other buildings damaged. There was no loss of life as far as heard from. A WBECK occurred 011 the Panhandle, near Indianapolis Saturday morning, caused by the collision of a passenger with a freight train, and several persons were seriously injured. THE two story stone house of James ulhvan, near Independence, Kansas, was demolished by a tornado, t^o people being killed and six injured. AN explosion of gas occurred in the West End coal mine at Moc; qu qua, Pa., Tuesday morning, where eleven men were at work. Two of the miners are dead and all of the others are seriouslv burned. The cause of the explosion is urknown. CONGRESS. FRIDAY, May 27. BOUSE— The bill providing for the sale of Lavy yard 1 md in Brooklyn, N. Y., at not less than $41,000 per acre, was passed. The senate bill establishing a bridge across the Illinois river at Havana, III., was passed. In committe_e of the whole the sundry civil appropriation bill was taken up, and the amendment v\hich limits the number of copies of public documents which may be printed by heads of bureaus without express authorization by congress, was lost- 93 to 91 . SENATE, — In executive session resolutions were adopted in the matter of William Webster, a citizen of the United States, whose claim for indemnity against Great Britain for land owned toy him in New Zealand was refused by that government. The presielent was given power to take measures to secure an adjustment of the claim, and requesting the president to propose arbitration. SATURDAY, May 28, HOUSE — The legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill was reported and placed on the calendar. The appropriations amount to 821,683,752. The bill provides for the abolition of the Utah commission of five members with a salary of $5,000 each. The post office appropriation bill was considered in committee of the whole. The secretary of the treasury sent to the bouse m estimate of 8100,000 to carry into effoct the provisions of the Chinese exclusion bill. A joint resolution was _ reported favorably requesting the president to issue a proclamation recommending a due observance) in all los.ilities of the f ^ur hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America. Adjourned until Tuesday. ; TUESDAY, May 31. SESATE. — A memorial was piesented by Mr. Hiscock, requesting the tippoiiitment of a tiommittep to investigate the system of naturalization in New York city and that ieuieetial legislation may be enacted theie.p. Tue present Jaw, ic ia claimed, is quite defective. A resolution was of- t'eie-ii uy Mr. Tuipie, calling for the ieci- piocity correspondence with Hayti, Columbo and Venezuela. Adjourned, HOUSE.— After the transaction of tome minor busine-js, the postotthe appropriation bjl^aa taken up. Without definite action/ •\pflib.ehouseefljouraeil. , Jane 1. SENATE.—Mr. * Sherman concluded hi* lengthy speech in opposition to the silver bill. He claimed that wken there were two metals in circulation, the cheaper would always displace tbe better, and he favored a gold standard. At the close of Mr. Sherman's speech it was agreed that no vote should be taken on the silver bill until after the 14* of June. Mr. hppa Huntou, appointed senator from Virginia to succeed the late Mr. Barbour, TOS sworn in. A motion to tnaka legal fender noli s receivable tinder decfo es of Halted Stales courts, was laid aside informally. HOUSE.—There was-but. a striill attendance tc-day. A few private bills were passed without opposition and the house aeijourned. THURSDAY, June '2. SENATE.—Mr. Turpie spoke on a resolution calling on the secretary of_ttate for information regarding reciprocity with Hayti, Columbia and Venezuela. To him the reciprocity now in vogue was very unsatisfactory. Without dissent the resolution was adopted. Mr. Stewart's free coinage bill was taken up and Mr. Stewart continued his argument in its favor. The senate then adjourned until Monday. TOIFlIE POORHOUSK No! Butln One Brief Moment to the House NutModo -n 1th Bauds, The county -hous • wagon drew up at tho old farmhou?e door in the early morning light and the poor overseer got out and knocked on the door with the butt end of his whip. "Hey," quavered a thin voire within, "who's there?" "We've come fer ye, mother," said the overseer. : "Who calls me 'mother'?" asked the tremulous voice, and then the door was opened by a shaky hand and an old woman dressed|in shawl and hood, stood in the doorway. "I 'member," the said slowly, nodding towards tbe wagon, "its the selectmen au' 1 s'pose they know best, but if Jim knew —if—Jim knew—th&t his poor mother was goin' to the- poorhouse it 'ud break his heart." "Ar 1 ye ready, mother? ' asked the man gently. '•Yep, I be. I ain't sk-pt sence 1 heerd ye were couiin' for me. IcV all riaht, an' I don't blame ye, but it's hard to hev worked ull yer lite an' raised a family, an' the.i Uie in the poorhouse. It'll a- most kill Jim when he knows." The man on the doorstep coughed and turned away, pretending to examine the wisteria vine that blossomed ov'er the door. Not for worlds would he have told her that he was only carrying out Jim'a orders ngainst the time he should bring his wife to the old farmhouse. She came out slowly, looking with yigue, wondering eyes at all she was leaving: the trees she and Harvey—that wa& her husband—bad planted when they were ycuny, ut the bed of cinnamon pinks and the lilac bushes at the gate. She stopped and gathered some of ttie fragrant southern-wood—"old man," they called it— aad then she looked up at the window of one rocm— bridehood, wifehocd, motherhood, angelhood, that m'ant to her. Litt'e Carrie had died there, H irvey had Io )k d his last in the heaven of her eyes there. That was nigh on to forty years ago. Why, where was God this fair summer morning that he had forgotten, her, and let her go to the pcorhouso ? '•Hurry up mother," Raid the manerent- 1}; • w-.'.e 1,0 cill tor anotlef paup—pas- senger a bit luithe-r d jwn.ihe road. Tain'l much you're u-ieavin 1 ''—with a short laugh. He was trying to make the bes' of it for her. He helped her inio the wagor, and ir the golden light of anoiher day they moved on, jogging along the country road sweet with the scen'ed life of nature, until they reached the stile that led into r,li« old graveyard wh^re the sentinel stones hbone among tho trees in their strange, dumb whiteness. "Oh, ef you didn't : mind—if I just cjuld say a word to Harvey—it would help me so much, an' I wouldn't be long—I would not keep j;ou waitin'." "All right, mother." The overseer jumped out and helped her to the ground. "Don't be long; there's a good soul," and he lit his pipe and talked to the driver, apologizing for his weakness. "Tain't like as if she were a common pauper," he said; "there are folks here at remember when she was the belle of the- county, and they do say it is this son Jiro that 1 as run through with the property an' t is gebtin' her out of the way so he won't have to pay for her keep. I would not tell her that for a bouse and lot." 'She wouldn't believe yer if yer did," s;>i;l the driver, sententiously, ''but she's Ukin Ler time in yonder." Nu. it was not time the was taking, but eternity. When tho overseer went to look for her she lav, with her withered cheek pressed on the moss-grown stone that bore the name of her husband, and a smile that seemed to be a reflected glory from Paradise lit up her peaceful face. It had come to her in one brief moment, the assurance that she would not go to the poorhouse, and then—she had gone home. —Detroit Fra^ Press. - RACES THAT LIVE ON MEAT. People Who Subsist Entirely on ihe flesh of A-iilmals. Many races of men live entirely on ani mal food, and the: e arp the more hardy, and, from all I have been able to gather on the subject, the most free f'romctiseases of all kinds. Sir Francis Head says of the Pampas Indians: "They are all horsemen, or raiher, pass their lives on horse- buck. In spite of the climate, which is burning hot in summer and freezing cold in winter, these brave men, wio have never yet been subdued, are entirely naked and have not even a covering for their heads. "They live together iu tribes, ?nch of which is governed by a ci.cique; but they have no fixed place of resideuce. Wheie the pasture is good, there they are to be found until it is consumed by their horses, and then they instantly move to a more verdant t>iot, They have neither bread, fruit, nor vegetables, but they subsist entirely upon the- flish of their mares. TueGuachos of the \rgeutine' BepuUic live entirely on roast Leaf and salt, hardly ever tasting f irinaceous or other vegetable faod, and their sole beverage is mate, or Paraguay tea, taken without su'gar,—Gen- tleman's Magazine. A SIBERIAN FOREST. A photograph by Dr. Gill, presented to the Paris academy, shows from 30,000 to to 40,000 stars, besides two nebuiaj, in an area of four square degrees. The'expos- ure was over three hours, instead of one htur as arranged for plates of the international chart of the heavent; ar.d if such exposure was possible for the entire man, it is thought that about 300,000,00 > tars would record their existence, instead 3),000,030. Peculiarities of the Great Siberian Highway Meandering Through Thickly Wooded Tracts. Many Hundred Miles of Sileut Gran deur Little Troddeli b>; Hainan Feet. Distinct Classes of Villagers Who Remain Faithful to Their National Customs. \ The famine in Russia so graphically de scribed by the clever young correspond- ants, who personally . and not' without risks visited the remote Mricken districts during the late winter and early spring, has now reached such a degree of intensity that many of the more despefate victims voluntarily commit crimes that will call forth an order of arrest Rtid a c.-ndemna tion to hard labor in Siberia. Thf-y calculate that at there will be food an'I daily rations, says a St. Petersburg cor respondent of the New York Sun, how ever coarse and meager. To them Siberia has long been only the mines, the long working hours in eternal nh'ht. privations, confinement, tortures to be nilently borne under the .watchful eye of Russian task mas.eis; and yet such is their present distress that it has becomes a sort of promised land of plenty. In one reepecc, however* they are justified in their new view of tho country. Siberia is not, wholly the land- or! penal settlement, of barbarous captivity and servitude. It is also the country of immense forests, of boundless Iracta. of wild, tree life, of wooded expanse compared with which the forests of the governments of Moscow and Vladimir are were copses, although it may take a traveler twenty-four hours to ride through, them. The Siberian forest brgins in reality beyond Tomsk, ttu,-uirh (it first it oiL'rs to the eye much the same vegetation, the meager beeches and aspena sparsely dotted with thin pinea, and the scraggy .underbrush of the lesser woods. It has the same mashy, sodden soi', and the open spaces are likewise intersected by occasional oat- fields preceding a miserable hamlet, till a region is reached wtore cultivation apparently completely cease?, and where the dreary monotony of uninrerestiiif.' brush and jocppice is diversified by no vestige of labor or habitation: That such exist is probable, but they are secure !y hidden from tbe outwaid world in the depths of the woodlands and therefore ignored. The impression upon the stranger is one of unspeakable melancholy caused by the sense of immensity, for" it soop becomes impossible (o fancy that the forest will ever end; ib is limitless, and yet conveys the idea of a prison. SILENT GHANDTJEK OF THE TATGA. Further on between Mariusk and At- chinsk—the great Siberian highway— these characteristics are slightly modified and improved; the coloring become- richer and more intense, the trees lifi themselves in more serried ranks, and ac quire sizj and breadth, through openings in the more luxurious foliage {-liuipses arc at times obtainable of the distant eastern Siberien range vaguely silhoustt'.d on the deep, cold blue of r.he hor z >.n. The road toiv meanders through vailed s and gorges- between steep acul.vities thickly wooded, but it, is, howev-r, only near'KrasniurK that the impressive and unutUrabie majesty, power and stately tjborn of the "taiga" is felt iu all its desolate#raideur. There it becomes magnificent ancl s.range- Iy verdant; there it has broad open spaces bathed in eternal twilight; impenetrable thickets, wide avenues and aisles and deep, cold shadows. It stretches in its fathomless obscurity for thousands of versts to the di-.tant sea; a hundred of these maj be passed over ut a time without seeing a tingle human creature; no human tool 'has ever penetrated cu the center of tr.e The somber cedars, the black pines, Ere rarely relieved by the lighte:- branches of the aspen treas or now and thon by tbe red berries of the wild cherry; more rarely still by the white bloom of some strange looking tall ,'illies, and at long; intervals noijeltSj stream courses under the over hanging branches. Withe ut a cood horse and tin experienced guide it would be foolhardy in the extreme to venture .. ven upon the trails and wliii h are the most frequented and the bet'er known. No stranger could- by ar y possibility fin i his way in these niysterkui end deluding labyrinths; for days no sound is heard; no song of bird or hurried trampling of animal; daylight itself is changed and veiled, and when it ceases the clear northern night drops a chill, immobile whiteness ever the trunks and mot.'onless branches, while it seems to evoke subtle, pene! rating ancl aromatic perfumes fj om the cedars and the pines that were nut perceptible before. It is at that hour that the taiga sends out lugubrious sighs, that fall on the startled ear like a mournful wail nothing' else can give an idea of this nocturnal awakening of the Siberian forest which never changes to g!a-:!n:fB. FUHY OF TUE 8IBEHIAJ? STOUM. _ But even the dreariness of iho$e sounds is aa nothing compared with the (error of a storm suddenly breaking over it; at its furious onset even the stoutest heart nii«ht quail, for it seems then as if the nitaerto dumb and forsaken depths were alive with wild and fierce beatts; roaring and howling in search of some prep to devour. At such times, like the famine- stricken peasant of far off llussia, the traveler wonders whether the shelter of some subterranean mine were not preferable to the fateful -freedom of the tempest- tossed ttUga, .The Siberian forest has its denizens and wsitors; they are the hardy hunters who know that those apparently desert solitudes are m some parts haunted by the ^te^H.! JP?Pti W viojlm to are tho object of their «ith peril of ab en re- , the bears, who patieut pursuit. They track them brave perse vfireiice, and. at the n Ir l m ' , ff ' q T U >' «a»i«in fom their horn. Jong that whoa they turn to heir villages their nature changed, and instead of tue smiling, hevuWnT' ,f oc l; tein P<«d Peasants they used to be, they have become silent morose and misanthropic. ' A Siberian village differs greatly from a Russian one, and in nothing moie t£2 ' - of , "Cation. The forest the single street again at the | wt of the Bra house., thereto uo bar«s, £ A, int. kitchen garden- tho areaMwood.andWinZS or aUhebeginmnjrof the village 3 Lii6 .BtSficG. Or DullClll] Of 8ti"~ * * courtyard inclosed with tall, ed stakes. The stage is in fact d'etre of the settlement, as it „„, step oh the high toad to tho mines found regularly at ah interval oi thirty versetsj it has been estsbilE with no other object than to faciliate tk« transport of convict gan^s. This oriel curious in itself, is still discernible in H' general construction) the sta?e pronpi-k. generally tjvo' stories t while ' the S buildings' have but one; it is iho theold est looking; house in the plaee, Us h a |t" sades being blackened with cgeanan rjbsure. The further the dwelling .« i from it the newer they become, aa the .growth oi'the village; they ^ srnaller, dwindling down to mere cabins with only one door and window, and I arm into the forest proper. vt EACH CLASS TRUE TO ITS TKADITION8 The inhabitants ui e all more or less di i redly connected with the stage, and ban either seceded from it or outgiownitwhen no longer actively concerned with it. ]]]„, ' are of all races and all types—Semites and Tziganes, Poles and Little Russians moan, i taineers from the Caucasus and Germans from the Baltic, and they belong to Ho- most different classes. The old Siberian lives in a house with many windows the Bashkis in a hut where the sto7e is merely a hearth and th? pnnes are bladders- the natives wear the caftan and national' furred bootR; the Tartars have retained their" short coats and tall headgear. Each lead distinct lives, faithful to their national customs and habits; thny preserve their forms of speech and iiddree?, and as the traveller parses on from village to village if he converses with tie postillions, the drivers and p_oatmaE<era, ho will scon be able to identify, cla-sify and recogn:«9the real Sib°ri«n from his associates. ACROSS THIBET. Something: About tlio Latest Expedition | Into tho Laud of the Iiiiuiaa, Capt. Bower of the 17r.h Bengal cuvalry I and Dr. Thorold reached Shanghai on April 1, haying journeyed from Cashmere through Thibet to the Chinese province of 1 Szechuen. an exploit without a parallel by Europeans. The greater part of the journey was made at an plevation of 15,000 feet above the level of the sea and for a fortuignt tho road wus 17,000 feet, above the level. Tho party which consisted of Capt. Bower, Dr. TLo.-old and nine East Indians, spent just a y^.r on the journey, eight months ot which were passeJ in the elevated ccuntry that is seldom visited by Europeans. A part of their route was traversed by ths Anv.'ric in explorer, R:c\- eli, and by Prince Hem i ol Orleans undJf, Bonvalot, but no p_re'.'-uus explorers had the same opportunities for observation cr 1 penetrated so far among the high plateaus I that are exceeded in elevation only by the I Pamirs, so aptly called the roof of the world.. The party started from the northwest corner of Cashmere in April, 1891, says the New York Sun. .They were well enp-1 plied with horses and luggage. Tney m;:de a diagonal course sUaight across Thibet and entered China near Tu-chien- tu, in the southwest extremity of the I province of Fzjcbuen. IVn months were] consumed in this journey, \yhich was made | in the f ,.ce of many hardships and considerable clanger. The cold was intense on the high plateau! 15,000 above the sea level over which they traveled for five months. Much suffering ' from cold was experienced at the outset, because, to avoid the guards placed by I the Dalai lama on the frontier of Thibet, they were forced to go far to the north and cross the uninhabited table lands. For days and weeks they traveled over these 'elevated plains, which are absolutely without human life- The only traces of any previous travelers were an occasional pi!e of three stones, like an equilateral triangle, which marked -the camping grounds of a party of nomads. The only vegetation was a low-lying heather, There was nothing to make a fire except the dung of wild horses. The plains were alive with game, however—wild horses, antelope, gczslle and yaks—and the leaders of tho party had good pport. The cold told severely upon tbe Indians and Iht horses, the party losing about thirty of the latter. In the middle of these great plains they had a narrow escape from a party of nomads, who threatened to put them out of the country. The fellows were not s'.rong enough to make an attack, butthfy hinted at reinforcements close by, so Capt,' Bower saddled up at dead of night and j soon put a good distance between himself and the blackmailing bandits. •. Near tho sacred city of Shassalliey were stopped by a large party of Thibetans, who apparently thought they had some intention of defiling tbe sanctuary of the great lama. They explain* d that they bad ro desisns oa Snassn and asked to be allowed to procred, but they were kept waifr ing while a party went to the capital.. eight days'journey and return, andsecur-1 ed the necessary permission. The captain and his companion —„ , back 200 specimens cf butterflies ana flowers gathered on tho elevated plains, and many fpacimo.ns of animal life When the story of their expedition 8 written it will add materially to theworlo« knowledge of the interior of Thibet. ELECTRICITY. Experiments Have Shown That It Can I" Used for JUeatlue and Cooking ' Prof. Ayrton, the English electrician, declares that one's fir$t thought must. 1 *I that electricity cannot be i oonomic* -I ror heating purposes, • as the amount w energy contained in a board ef trade P" costing 7d. or 8d. could be obtainedI W j burning about %d. worth of coal. Tw,l electric heat, however, can be applied ml where it is wanted, wilh a minimum 0" waste-!. Experiments by his students M those of Prof. Perry huv? shown ''"'" coats about 2d. per hour to Leap f heated by tin enclosed zigzag of wire, and a frying pan. may bo cook an omelette in about a minute i half at a cost of about 1 5.1 TilJB Oil From Its Seeds The cultivation of tho bunflower has 1 *! come aa important industry in Souwj Russia, where it is grown chiefly W) 1 % tasteless oil yielded b"y its seeds. Ip" * j is taking the place of olivs oils for <U»w> \ tic purposes in that region. The P re ',.! eetds and the boiled leaved are uti. h * 9 ?Jj. food for cattle, while the * talks n :uel. Like the eucaiyptus, the — dries the soil and operates against ,al germs. A SBVEKB wind atom Tuesday d^a ihurches and other buiidiaxs r"

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