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fitt DBS MQINE OKA, IOWA, IOWA, SOMB German chemists have discovered the worst smelling thing known. They tall it monoBulphnrated acetine, which Rounds as if it might pmell badly. AFTKB Uncle Jerry has perfected his plan to knock the tar out of the clouds, he might profitably turn his attention to Jack Frost, whose friskiness often needs curbing. TJIK money tide is now beginning to flow America-word. Ruscin being out of wheat, is compelled to buy, and last week hnd to send $3.850,000 in gold to the bank of England. The westward current will flow faster as the season advances. IN connection with Lord Salisbury's proposition to confer suffrngo on the women it is interesting to note that the late census returns show that there are about a million more females than moles in England. - n is nothing iu the latest reports from abroad to cause tho American farmer to sacrifice his wheat. Such reports place the shortage at 420,000,000 bushelo and tho apparent supply to • meet this want from exporting countries at 388,000,000 bushels, or 83,000,000 bushels short of tho requirements. In this estimate the United States is credited with an exportable surplus of 152,000,000, Canada 8,000,000 and tho|Argontino Republic with 5,000,000 a total American surplus of 165,000,000 bushels,leaving Russia,India, Hungary, Turkey Asia, Egypt and northern Africa to to supply the rest. A few more dayb and the great American surplus will be out of the way of all danger. A RATIIEB good illustration of the circumscribed vision of the eastern man is found in the statement by the Philadelphia Times that tho wheat crop of this . country has been almost wholly harvested. As a matter of fact, the cutting of spring wheat has hardly commenced in the greatest wheat producing section of tho union. Millions upon millions of bushels of this grain are yet standing in the fields of the Dakotas and Minnesota, and four weeks yet will scarcely more than witness the end of the harvest. Philadel. phians apparently see only tho compara. tively limited agricultural area in which they are located, overlooking entirely the almost illimitable acres streching far away to the north .vest. THE appropriation at the disposal of the surgeon-general's office at Washington for artificial limbs, and for commutation where the pensioner does not take the artificial limb supplied by tho government, is already exhausted, and abont 4,000 pensioners will hava to wait for their commutation money until after congress meets. Tho appropriotion for the year would have paid all claims under the law as existed prior to March 3, but an amendment was passed on that date making the period for the renewal of artificial limbs three years instead of five. All the claims that would have boon spread over the next years under the old law became matured under the new law upod the date of its passage, but congress made no provision to meeh tho increased expenditure, and the regular appropriation has. covered only a third of the cases. TBE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. IT is proposed to start a new steamship line Irora Terminal Citjr to Liverpool. THE storm at Lansing, Pa., Tuesday night almost totally ruined the tobacco crop. IT is announced that there will be an extensive Irish exhibit at the "World's Fair. THM crops in twenty counties in Ohio along the Indiana line are being.devoured by grasshoppers. JOEL B. EniiABT has resigned the cdl* lectorship of the port of New York; He gives no reason for his action. JESUIT priests have obtained 190 feet of ground in Milwaukee on which they pro- E OBP. to erect a church to cost $250,000. ailstorm. CLABENOE TitBEii STABS, Sioux Indian has been appointed trader in the Pine Ridge agency, N. D. THE Berkely land company^ of Denver, has made an assignment, with liabilities of $400,000. CHINESE merchants' certificates, entitling the holder to entry into tho United States, are being sold in Shanghi for $300 each. ONE hundred and fourteen thousand entries for public lands were made in the United States during the year ending Juno 80. PBEMIEB MKROIKK will call the Quebec legislature together in September, and introduce a resolution in support of Canadian independence, as opposed to imperaial federation. THE French Minibter of Commerce Thursday assured the Columbian fair commissioners that ho was most desirous of enlisting the co-operation of France 'in the Chicago Exposition. DK. HENKY T. HELMBOLD, tho famous buchu man, is again insane. This is the fourth time within twenty years that he has been sent to an asylum. EDWIN LEE BROWN'S will was probated Tuesday in Chicago. He made but one public bequest—8500 to the humane society. E. H. MOBBIS, of Chicago, has been tendered the position of United States Mmister to Liberia. Mr. Morris says he will not accept. THE old home of the Jaaies boys at Kearney, Mo., has been purchased by the world's fair and will be taken to Chicago for exhibition. GOVEBNOB HILL has granted a respite for sixty days in the case of Samuel E. Wayman, sentenced to be electrocuted at Goneieo, N. Y., on Aug. 5. , • i~ ^ ' * •; JAMEB STEVENS, a painter, fell from the levee at Prfebld, Colo., and wa* drowned in the Arkansas river. He has been painting the town. IN the B'erwynd mines a PofUfee, Pai; John Church and William Myers Were Instant!* killed by a fall of coal. A thifd man, a Hungarian,. was probably .fatally hurt CAMPBELL^ ELifotT'S w<tocita-iriiiJ at Philadelphia was burned Friday ni£ht, entailing a loss of $850,000. A SHOE factory at Carlisle, Pa., in which 200 woineii were employed^ was struck by lightning Friday. The shock sustained by two women is likely to prove fatal. ."'""" FKANK MclBDER of 4674 Ashland avenue, Chicago, was ascending a ladder at the stqck-yatds Thursday- morning, carrying his ten month old hoy on his shoulder, when he lost his hold, and fell to the ground, killing the child. IN Chicago a fire in the Afrflory of the Second Regiment damaged the building and contents to *,he amount of $35,000. Fortunately the flames did not reach the ammunation stored in the basement. UELE SAM'S Test of First Twelve-Inch Breech^ loading Hifle Ever Built in America. ,„;' FOREIGN. GRIME. LEB HtronEs, a convicted wife murderer, escaped from jail at Houston, Tex. MINNIE WILLIAMS committed suicide at Laurel, Ind. She was dissapointed in love. THE stealings of Bushnell, the Chesapeake & Ohio paying clerk arrestedjFriday for falsifying pay rolls amount to nearly $10,000. . ANDY FATUIELL, a saloonkeeper, shot and killed Chris Harris, a "Big Four" freight conductor in Springfield, Ohio. Fouit prominent labor leaders have been arrested at Butte, Mont., charged with the murder of Editor W. J. Penrose on June 10. A DABINO attempt to wreck a train was made by three boys near Port Waltham, Va., by_ placing spikes on the track. The obstructions were seen and the boys arrested. GEKTIIUDE WHIM, aged thirteen, was fatally stabbed with a carpenter's chisel in Johnston, R. I., Wednesday, by an unknown man. Dn. RBED, an inmate of the northern Indiana Hospital for the Insane, was so badly beaten by another patient that he died Wednesday. A KEPOKT is current that $75,000 was taken from tha express office at Kountize, Tex., a big saw mill center. Officials ^re making an investigation, but are very reticent. With a Smair Amount of Powder a Heavy Projectile Attains Extraordinary Velocity* Experts Very Enthu8iastic,*iid Declare Themselves More Than Satisfied With the Result* •' I'EUSONAi, CHIT-CHAT. Prof. Ludwig Kumlien, lately in tho employ of tho Smithsonian institution of Washington, D. C., has accepted the position of professor of natural history in Milton college. * * # The estate of the late Senator Hearst has been officially appraised at $8,000,000. * + * Judge Blodgott, of tho United States court at Chicago, has accepted the position of dean of the law school of Northwestern university. This place has been held by Judge Henry Booth for over 80 years. Tho duchess of Fife is attracting ad - miration from all England and Scotland by her conduct as a model mothor. Following the example of Queen Victoria and the Empress Frederick, she is nursing her own baby, and may frequently to seen walking thi streets of Brighton with her baby in her arms. * * * Prof. Koch has not resigned his official positions on account of tho failure of tuber- culine or Kochism, but because he is upon the point of accepting a new office, that of director of the institute of infectious diseases, which has been organized by the German government. * « » London gossip has it that Emperor William was particularly struck with tho appearanto of Miss Green, a New York beauty, and made no secret of showing how much he was impressed. * * * John I. Blair, of Bluirsville, N. J., who is reported seriously ill at Kansas City, is over 90 years of ago and is reported to bo worth all tho way from $50,000,000 to $100,000,000. He has never sold a sliare of stock in any enterpnso with which he has been associated, and has money invested iu scores of railroads, some of which he absolutely controls. » * » Rev. William Walter Webb, of Philadelphia, has declined to accept the chair of Hebrew at Nashotah seminary. Mr. Webb's reason for refusing tho vacant pro * L= i was poor health. acquires tho islands of Tahiti. -.THE persecutton of the Jews in Russia has been somewhat relaxed. LA GABON, the British spy, is dying at London with cancer of the stomach. SANTIAGO advices state that Claudio Vicuni has been elected president of Chili, his term commencing Sept. 18. THE;imperial bank of Melbourne, Australia, has failed with liabilities of about $150,000. BEBLAND AND DOBE, two convicted murderers, were guillotined in Paris Monday morning. „„.,.,.:. Six men were crushed to death Monday by falling of condensers in works at Gateshead, near Newcastle. Two Italians and a German were arrested at Como, Italy, for making plans of tho fortification at that place. REV. CHABLES H. SPUBOEON is better than at any time since his attack began, and his physicians are very hopeful. THE tower of the church in the course of construction at Szslatinaz, Hungary, fell Friday killing sixteen workmen. THE American barck Curacoa has been seized by the Dutch authorities at the island of Willemstad for trying to land arms and ammunition. It is believed the contraband articles were to be smuggled into Hayti. _ FIFTEEN inches of r,iin fell in the province of Gujerat, India, within twenty-four hours, and the country is flooded. Three hundred persons are drowned. known to have been JOHN CANDKETH, a well-known farmer living about two miles south of Patoka, Ind., committed suicide by blowing the top of his head off with a shotgun. .. A MOB broke < into the|jail otDixon, Ky., and took out Jim King and Bill Woeds, wife-beaters, with the intention of lynching them, but the men escaped and have not yet been found. Miis. MOLLIE CAVE, of St. Louis, who was shot by her husband last Saturday because she refused to longer live with him, has died of her wounds. The husband died at the city hospital Monday from a pistol shot wound self-inflicted after shoot- his wife. • A YOUNG man registering as H. R. Espy, ot Espy, Pa., was found dead in bed at the Bristo^House Scranton, Saturday morning, having blown out the gas evidently with suicidal intent A SEHIOUS stabbing affray occurred five miles south of Winside, Neb., Friday evening between William McKenzie, a prominent cattleman, and Texas Croquet, a cowboy, in an altercation over a wager. Both men were badly cut. THE Twenty-sixth Ward bank of Baltimore, Md., has lately had hard luck. Last October it was robbed, and now its cashier, Benjamin R. Spellman, Jr., has disappeared, leaving a shortage of $2,800. Spellman will probably not be prosecuted, wealthy relatives having made up the deficit. High living led to his downfall. IN a letter to David Dudley Field acting secretary Spalding says regarding articles brought into the United States for exhibition at the world's fair, that no duty, fees, or charges for customs service will be exacted on any such importations except where merchandise is sold for consumption in the United States and entered as provided by customs regulations. THE St. Petersburg police have arested twenty-eight officers and twenty-six ni- hilista connected with a conspiracy to kill the cznr and force the young czarowitz to establish a constitutional monarchy. _ MARSEILLES, FHANCE, is having a visit from Jack the Ripper. A mim giving an Italian name twice took rooms, accompanied by a lady, and in each case the woumn was afterward found murdered, having been strangled and then mutilated. THE troopship Orantes, conveying a battalion of the Grenadier guards, who had been in exile at Bermuda, an account of us mutinous conduct about a year ago, reached Spithead in route to Dover, where the troops disembarked. A STEAM launch belonging to the United States ship pensacola was recently blown up in Callao harbor by a Balmaceda torpedo boat which mistook the launch for a rebel boat. The five American sailors who comprised the launch's crew were killed. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. FIHK has nearly wiped out the village of Los Gatos. Cal. JALISCO, MEXICO, was visited by a heavy earthquake Tuesday night. THIS collapse of a building at Frankstown, Pa., caused the death of three workmen. THE forest fires are rushing up the Stanislaus river in California and there is no hope of saving the American camp. PIKE destroyed a number of business houses at Utica, N. Y., including the telegraph and telephone offices. DISHisa were broken and furniture overturned by an earthquake shock at Evaus- ville, Ind., Sunday night FitAZBit & Co.'s grocery store and warehouse and Quinet's carriage factory burned at Montreal, Sunday. The loss is estimated at $100,000. FIIANK ALMY, the supposed murderer of Christie A- Warder, of Hunover, has been arrested at Wood fort, Vt. NEAH Paris, Ky, a negro tramp kills a niuu and wife and shoots their two sons, one fatally, and is himself slain by neighbors. The negro had previously killed seven persons. LEWIS MAKTIN, son of John Martin, of Climax, Mich., was drowned in Potter's Lake Monday night. WASHINGTON. THE Chinese minister at Washington has been obliged to invoke the aid of the police to protect his babe from curious people. AN important reciprocity treaty has been concluded with the republic of San Domingo, through the efforts of John W. Foster, special commissioner of the United States. The terms of the treaty are similar to those in the convention with Brazil. ATTOHNEY-GENEBAL MILLEB, after reviewing the recent decision of the board of general appraisers that payment of duties is not a condition p^cedent to the right of protest, has determined that the duties accruing upon merchandise entered for consumption must be paid prior to the filing of the protest. Judge—"How came you to enter the house?" Tramp—"But just think your honor! Two o'clock at night, no policeman within a half i mile, an open window on the first story 1 Why, you would have climbed in yourself!" "Salesman—"We have this pattern in certain lengths only. What is the size of your table? That may help you decide." Prospective Bride (blushing)—We haven't got our table yet." Mrs. H.—"Who is this Mr. Citin'an who is coming here to board?" Farmer H,—"I don't know exactly, but he's rich as all possessed. Some relation o 1 Jay Gould or Vauderbilt, I reckon." Mrs. li.—"How d'ye know?" Farmer H.—"He didn't ask a question abnut rates." Business man (looking over his little son's letter to grandma)—"See here. In referring to tlie cold you caught from ex- posu r o to draughts in a theatre you spell draughts d-r-a-f-t-s. That isn't xigLt, Little son—"Why, pa, I asked you if d-r-a-f-t-s spelled the kird of drafts that make cold chills run down your 'back, and you said 'yes 1 " Business man— "Urn— I was thinking of sight drafts." Salt water, borax, an d carbolic acid are aids iu the battle with yeirmiu. Try keeping cranberries frwsh by putting them in cold water containing a piece of charcoal. Change the water occasionally. &ew York Herald. The great breech loading steel rifle, the first 12-inch high! power gun built in this country, was offered for the first time at the Sandy Hook Proving Grounds Friday July. 24th. A board of expert army Officers witnessed 'the test ffohr the parapet of the fort and were enthusiastic over this new piece o£ modern Ordnance, which is destined to play an important part in the future defiance of the sea coast. With a reduced charge of 250 pounds of Gornmn prismatic powder and a projectile weighing 1,000 pounds an initial velocity of 1^473 feet per second was attained, with a_ pressure of 20,000 pounds to the square inch. The_ range of the new gun under these_ conditions was five miles, so tha^it is fair to presume that the ordinary service charge of 440 pounds a range of twelve miles or more will be reached. Among the. army officers who were present was Captain L. L. Bruff, who is known as the father of the 12-inch gun, and who superintended every detail Of its construction from start to finish. "I anymore than satisfied with the result," saidBaptain Bruff to me, as soon as the interior of the powder chamber had been examined. "It show that our system of making built up guns, is beyond peradventure^a success, and that we can now compete with the best of European manufacturer. A Krupp gun of the same cali- bre fires a service charge of only 357 pounds, while ours can stand 440." "Were the other 12-inch guns that were tried a few years £ago considered a success as compared to the present gun?" I asked. "We have built only a few other guns of this calibre," he replied, "but they were all cf • only medium power, with about one-half the muzzle energy of the present gun. This is really the first high power piece of ordnance of this calibre that has ever been bailt in this country, and I consider that to-day it has settled the question whether or .not we can make a heavy gun. It is true, the tube, jacket eand two parts of the forgings were procured in France from Schneider & Co., but the borings wera made and the jacket- was shrunk on at Watervliet; hence I consider the weapon an American one. When we undertook its construction there wis no plant in this country thon to furnish the large steel forging, so that we were compelled to go abroad. Since that time, however, the works the Bethlehem Iron Company have been enlarged under ex- Lieutenant William H. Jaques, and car. today supply all that we need." Lieutenant W. W. Gibson, of the ordnance corps, superintended the loading and firing of the gun during tests, with Sergeant Joseph W. Warwick as gunner. The experiments for determinina- the initial velocity by means of the Boulanger chrono graph'were conducted by Lieutenant Wheeler. Captain Frank Heath, who is in charge of the station, was present, and formed one of the board of experts, which also included Captain L. L. Bruff, Charles S. Smith and B. Birine, Jr., all of the ordnance corps. During the morning Lieu- tennnt Lissak fired a charge from the new 8-inch steel rifle to ascertain its velocity of recoil with a new smokeless powder. When the large forgings for the 12-inch gun wert^sent to the Watervlile tfoundry at Troy they were in a rough and unfinished state. There they were bored for the desired calibre and the jacket shrunk on the tube. After the hoops were completed the gun was rifled. It will be principally with guns of this calibre that the sea coast will be defended. In fact, the plans of the fortification board allow only forty-four of the 16-inch guns, thirty-six of which are included in the de- fences of New York, Boston and San Fian- cisco. In the different European navies there are 139 heavy guns of a greater calibre than the 12-inch gun, besides those in the land service. Of this number thirty- eight, all of which are 16-inch calibre and upward, are mounted on armored ^sea going ships. It is thus imperative that our that will be completed IJy the end of the year 1892 ia nine 8-inoh, five ID-inch and two 12-inch guns, the total cost of which will amount to 1122,000. Besides this there will be considerable additional work done on other guns in various stages of construction. • The 16-inch gun. when completed^ wi be brought to Sandy Hook and tested a to the type. This monster will fire 1,00 pounds of powder and a projectile weigh ing over one ton. It will be 49J£ fee long and weigh 125 tons. Its estimate muzzle penetration in iron will be fou feet and its maximum range about fiftee miles. Owing to the limitations of weigh and available space aboard ship the heav guns will not exceed 13 inches in diamete of bore. This objection, however, doe not apply to the land defense, and it : wise to'possess guns ftot only equal power to any the ' attack can bring for wdrd, but superior- Each of these large guns before the typ is accepted will be given a thorough test ing for range, penetrability and durabilit before others of a similar kind are buil All of these will come under the fortifica tion act of March 3,1883, in which con gress provided for the establishment of mixed board of t army and naval officer and civilians with the secretary of war a president. • These gentlemen were to examine and report at what pdrts fortifications or othe defenses were most urgently required an the character and kind of. defenses bes adapted to our coast with reference armament and the utilization of torpedoes as the board on fortifications or ether de fenses, and submitted their report to con gress in 1886. Specific recommendation were _given and detailed estimates mad touching the defenses and armaments re quired.' Twenty-seven ports wore name< in order of urgency requiring fortifica tions, of which number thu' following eleven are specified as being must urgent ly in need:—New York, Sau Francisco Boston, Lake_ Ports, Hampton Roads, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington, Bal timore, Portland, Me., Rhode Island anc ports and Narragansett Bay. of. the miner of Northumhefla«.j -Yorkshire man or the » -,„),.._"*??> not the London apprentice wi,,,-i the standard, tmt P the" Eirife,"** it is breeding it IP .h*M wherecm this Englishman can THE GOATS ON XO1'. Why a Kind-Hearted Varna ur Grow Sud • denly Very Sad. Twenty-eight -years ago there lived a' Auburn, Placer county, Cal., two partners— John Smith and John Jones These men reached the "diggings" in '49, the former from Maine and the latter from Rhode Island. They had mined milled, merchandised and farmed, savec and hanked together. Some twenty years ago they concluded to go into the Angora wool business. Now, Smith was liberal and hospitable, warm-hoarted and kind. Jones waq just the reverse, land armament should include a few guns of 15-inch calibre if we wish to cope with the ponderous ordance of foreign governments. Compared with the navygun of a similar calibre, the same length, but the number of grooves will * be seventy-two for the land gun and forty-eight for that of the navy. The latter will fire a charge of 425 pounds of powder,' a projectile weighing 850 pounds, with a muzzle veto- city of 2,000 feet per second, giving an energy of 28,569 tons. The iarmy gun weighs 52 tons is 86 feet long and fires a charge of _440 pounds of powder. An initial velocity of 1,940 feet per second will be imparted to a 2,000 pound projectile, giving a puzzle energy of 26,000 foot tons. This would penetrate three feet of wrought iron at the|muzzle; twent}- eight inches at a distance of one mile and twenty inches at two miles. Few realize what an expensive luxury Uncle Sam indulges in each time one of these steel monsters opens its mouth. Every fire, including powder charge and projectile, cost from $160 to $200. As the regulations require three hundred or more shots before the range penetrating power and durability can be ascertaine~d, this little experiment with the new gun will foot up $50,000 to the debit of tne War Department. Another item of expense to the government was the transportation of the big e-un from the factory at Troy to Sandy Hook. A large barge brought the ponderous mass as for as Brooklyn, where it was transferred to a, floating derrick. The latter was towed to the government dock at Sandy Hook more than a month ago. As this antiquated structure was too weak to support fifty-two tons of guu metal it was lashed to a cradle between two scows. These were beached at high water and the gun and "radio were drawn ashore by the aid of rollers, blocks and tackle. Once on shore, a captain placed some distance ahead was used to warp the gun from point to point. In addition to the great 12-inch guu there is also a 12 inch mortar ready for •trial at Sandy Hook. The number of guns although he was not altogether miserly. These partners had a fine band of Angoras, as pretty as could be found any where in California. The winter rains had commenced to descend, in 1863, and the Angoras would huddle together and wish— if " they knew how to wish — that they were shorn lambs; at least so the man from Maine thought. And it .moved his heart to pity, and he suggested to Jones that they build a shea, so that the poor animals might have some shelter from the pitiless storm. Jones laughed at his partner and said : "Smith, you're a fool. . If I were asked to name the biggest fool in Placer I should answer, 'John Smith, from Maine.' " . "Do I understand by that that you decline to join rnj in the building of a shed for the protection of our fine goats ?" "That's the long and short of it, parq." "Well, I shall build it out o£ my own private funds; then," said jjhe sturdy old man from Maine. "And I have no objection to your doing so," responded the brusque Rhode Islander. "They are as much God's creatures as we are, Mr. 'Jones." "Except that we eat, the contents of tomato cans and they masticate the cans, Mr. Smith." "You're a ruffian!" "A.nd you're a, fool." "I know it." "Yes; and everybody knows it." But .Smith went on with the shed, which was built big and strong, and cost nearly $700, And upon the very night of its completion there oarne an ideal Sierra storm. So severe was it, indeed, that Jones, before he retired made up his mind to share with Smith the expense of the construction of the shed. "Providence prompted me to erect that cover for our Angoras, ' ' said Smith to his wife, just as he put out the light for the night. .. All that night it Mew furiously, and the rain descended in torrents, and there also came sleet, snow and hail. Still every human being in Auburn was happy, including Jones. Smith, however, was the happiest person of all. But when he looked out of the window the next morning his happiness was immediately turned to grief; and there came a fearful headach* to him, and he concluded that he was even too ill to go up to the post office that day. "What is the matter?" cried the wife, as her husband once seemed to swoon. ' 'Matter enough. And mind you, Sarah, don't you dare let Jones into this house to-day under any consideration. If he comes tell him I'm too sick to see any one. Tell him I'm out of my head, Tell him anything to get rid of him." "Why, what is the matter?" _"Matter! Great Caesar's ghost! Everything is the matter. Jones says I'm 'a fool, and Jones is right, Jones never lies." "Heavens! You are mad." /'Right you are. But look out of the window. Look at the other fools!" Mrs. Smith took the whole thing at a glance. The beautiful Angoras were all huddled together on the roof of the new shed which had been built for their protection. — Now York Journal. PTJBE ENGLISH. Hy whom Is tlie Standard to be Determined ? When a London appnntice laughs at the .Scotticisms of the North Briton, and when the London Athenoaum is depressed by the Language of cultured Americans, there is to be discovered behind the laugh and the scoff an assumption that any de- E iirfure from the usag'e which obtains in ondon is most deplorable. The laugh atod the scoff are the outward and visible signs of an inward and spiritual belief that the Londoner is the sole guardian and trustee of the English language. But this is a belfef fp r which, there is no t'oundai tion whatever. The English language is not bankrupt that it needs tq, have a receiver appointed; it is quite capahl? ,<?f minding its own business without the care of H committee of Englishmen. If indeed a guardian were necessary, what Englishman wculd it be who wouli best preserve our pure English—the shepherd of Dorset periority of taste or knowledge other educated men to whom Em,,, the mother tongue, whether thev born in Scotland, Ireland, or Amo*; nn " s Australia, India, or ' Canada--p'^ "Briticisms and Ameicanisma^ °i* Brander Matthews, m Harper's Magazin tor J uiy, ' '• ' • • • - : • WISCONSIN NEWS. The Lake Shore railway company has completed its grading as far aafhi n- Eau Plain river, fourteen 6 Bl ° Marshfield, where work will until the immense bridge over this is completed. The bridge will be 9"(Wi feet long, and in some places 60 feet hi^h The second Tower Hill summerset bly and fifth annual Sunday school instL tute will be held at Unity Chand a fuZ tiful^spot near Spring Gree^AugusU Daniel Norton, aged 72 years, committed suicide by hanging at his home in Albany, N. Y , July 15. He was well known in Janesville. wn LorettaL. Williams and her hn«km,i Want $7,000 from, the city of BteveSffl for damages for injuries from a defective sidewalk. Farmers about Avon are searching for a strange animal that is roaring about tba woods. About one hudered will so out armed. 6 Eleven j sites for the Sheboygan post- 2£L°L£ an ? ing , in value from ; $4,900 to $17,000, ; have been offered the' government. The sale of $800,000 wortL of Sur city bonds was arranged by Mavor I son iu the eastern financial mans. The Lake View hotel at Lake Beulah owned and managed by John Porter, has, been sold to John E. Ennis, of the Missouri Pacific railroad. Stane & Dannenberger's saw mill at Prairie du Chien, shut clown for good, throwing 200 hands oat of employment The Rev. J. W, Mores, pastor of the Congregational church at Durand has tendered his'resignation. Oshkoah labor and trades unions will celebrate labor day in fine style. People from Bond du Lac, Neenah, Berlin, Menasha, Applekon and Kaukauna will ioin in the celebration. f Watertown may be chosen as the location_ for a new knitting company just organized in Chicago, which will employ about 150 hands. John Stewart, of Hustisford, fell from the roof of a mill and received injuries Erom which he died. Robes Nobes, a pioneer of Racine county, dropped dead at his home in Yorkville. Miss Julia Waldo, daughter of a. Janesville hotel proprietor, died at Beloit. So many ooys go in swimming at Ap- jleton that navigation is impeded. That's the Oshkosh story. A contract has been awarded for a new Episcopal church at Superior, to cost $9,500. W. C. Penneston has been arrested for robbing the Postoffice at Argyle last April. Beef Slough postofliee, in Buffalo county, will not be discontinued. """• Clifton Miles was drowned at Rhodes' . Jefferson county. Chippewa Falls has 8,363 children be- iween the ages of 4 and 20. A successful summer school is being conducted at Grand Rapids. ' St. Luke's hospital, at Racine, has been eased by .the Danish Hospital association. Earnest Clifton, an Evansville lad, was dcked on the head by a colt and is suffer- 'ng from concussion of the brain. It is bought he will recover. A site at Prentice Springs and $30,000" >esides have been offered by Frederick Prentice, of Ashland, to the proposed Congregational preparatory school. Caroline Kimball and Charles L. Bowen, in Illinois couple, were married at Clinton ast week. The groom was over 50 years old and the bride about the same age. Mrs. Louisa Peppercorn wants $5,000 rom the city of Black River Falls for damages due to a defective sidewalk. Several carloads of machinery for the Superior woolen mill have arrived on the ground from Portsmouth, Ohio. J. S.Harriman, the Augusta pedestrian, vill undertake, at Superior, the difficult ;ask of walking six days and nights with- iut sleep, commencing tonight. The Vernon county agricultural society ias purchased new grounds a half mile lorth of the old quar. er, and will proceed ;o spread itself on thu proper date. The South Superior Weekly Sun is the itest thing in journalism in that part of lie state. WEATHER PREDICTIONS 'he Problem for the Weather Bureau. From Harper's Weekly: The principal-, jroblem which the new weather bureau will try and solve will be the improvement f the predictions. If this can be done, he financial loss due to miscalculations egarding frosts, rainfall, droughts, and great storms will be much lessened as re- ated to rgricultural, marine, and commer- ial interests. Professor Harrington be- ieves that the forecasts of local rain can e improved by greatly extending the number of local stations, and that '-. obser- ations taken high in the air will greatly id tha advancement of weather science, le is at psesent actively engaged in es- iblishing local centres of weather pre- iction, it being part of his plan to espe- ially emphasize the importance of local ndications. It has been discovered uring recent years, while carrying forward the signal service work, that the pre- ictioris at Washington for the country in eneral were not equal to the special pre- ictions made at local centre?. This was bown in the excellent result* achieved by iergeant E. B. Dunn, of New. York, and . W. Smith, of Boston. The admirable ocal predictions made by Mr. H. H. Clayon, of the Blue Hill Observatory—Mr. A. uawrence Rotch, director—near Boston, Massachusetts, also emphasize the iniprot- nce of those local stations. Washington merely the executive office. New York ncl Boston are the most imporjant sta- ions for.observation, owing to their vast marine and commercial interests and the idely diffused suburban population af- scted by the local weather forecasts for lese cities, The investigation f>f local iorms by the New England Meteorolojfi- al Society—Professor William M. Davis, irector—has shown that a line of rain a sw miles in width but many hundred miles, iu length may steadily advance over a'.injmense e^tjent..of feri^ory. It is ear that' when the weather bureau has ncreased the number of local centres of weather prediction the approach of rain will be announced with such an improvement in the verifications that the results ill be of great value. Kan-*

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