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ALOONA, IOWA. THE LATEST SEWS, TiiR lawyer who broke the Tilden tvil got a fee of 400,000. Wonder if he was the name chap who helped to draft the •document. Cmu'fl revolution ic just over; Brazil has a healthy one started, San Salvador •has caught the contagion, and the returns .Hire not nil in yet. HAWAII is willing to be annexed to the UnJtcd States if it may only bo given the two cent sugar bounty paid domestic producers. Perhaps even Cub9 would be glad to join us on that basin. A NEW alloy of aluminum and titanium has been discovered and patented by Prof. J. W. Langipy, which POBSOBBOS remarkable hardness—hot HO much in the cast form ai when tho metal is rolled or otherwise worked. Tools can bo made of this t alloy with a cutting edge which will hold (nearly as well as steel. At tho same timo • the raetn! hns a spring which will make it of considerable use for many purposes, Tho specific gravity of tho now alloy is not much greater than that of puroaluminum. The amount of titanium used is very small, CHJU, though containing a hot-headed population, is by no moans a retrogressive nation. It in, for example, a groat country for newspapers; diore are more than forty of them in Valparaiso and Santiago, nnd there are others in all tho head towns «f departments, Chili has many literary men, including a regiment of poets, and also many scientific men and a multitude • of slateomen and generals. Tho schools .-arc free and the educational system provides for agricultural lycouuis, normal . schools, an agricultural school, schools for tho arts and trades, military and naval- ocademieA, and a national university, all supported by the government, In some , years there have been 1 000 students at tho Santiago university alone. These fuels will no doubt convey to tho popular mind a .«oniowhat different impression, of our irascible southern neighbor than already prevails there. A SJSNSIULKTMIKSIDKNT, Admiral Montt seems to have an entire' ly level head on his shoulders, and in theso troublesome times Chili needs level heads more than gunboats or troops. Admiral Montt will accept tho presidency of tho republic, he says, but refuses to make any party pltdgos whatever. Tho people need not expect him to follow "any particular plan of political action," but must leave him entirely free to formulate his policy according to tho different nets of circumstances which may arise, lie will not be a partisan on •either tho conservative or the liberal side, but will accept the acts and votes of congress as indicating what the majority 'of the people want. In other words, if the CbiliunB don't like the men whom they have elected to congress they must recall some other way to make their wishes known. If Admiral Monti can persuade himself to rigidly adhere to that course it in very likely that the fires kindled by revolution will nuU'i'Je and the Chilians drop back into their old ways and thsir eld propperityjit a very curly dak'. i'GINTB. GENERAL NOTES. THE clearings of tbe Chicago banks for the week ending Saturday were 198,358,633. Miss FHANCES E. WIU,AIID ba« been re-elected president of the World's W. C. T. U. A NEW YOIIK negro has recovered $850 from a saloon keeper who refused to sell him a gloss, of beer. COMANCIIE, the horse that survived tho Ouster massacre, died of old age at Fort Biley. A HAMPTON ConNEim(N. Y.) man loaned $0,000 on an alleged $10,000 gold brick, worth about $1. C. 13. PAUL, wholesale lumber dealer of Louisville. Ky., assigned Tuesday, with liabilities $200,000. THE United States is the first nation in the history of the world to nave three cities of over one million inhabitants each. A PUOMINENT citizen of Deadwood, S. D., is in prison in Germany, charged with having deserted from the kaiser's army. A SPECIAL train of fifteen cars containing dried fruit and consigned to Chicago, has been started from Vaciville, Gal. A DIBEABE HS fatal a« Asiatic cholera appears in Indiana. It is thought to be what is known as the Asiatic blacir tongue. TrtK Mexican government will be*asked fo drivfl out the Guatemalan revolutionists who arc making their headquarters in its territory. IN an old safe formerly (Hanging to the late E. J. White, of St. Louis, a second blind.dealer Wednesday discovered a rdll of bills amounting to 87,000. : OIHTUAKY: At Newark, Mo., <?x-Con- grcssmanJohn M. Glover, aged 72; at Dubuqiie, Iowa, John Moore; at Fairbury, 111., Airs, Jeremiah McKee, aged 08. THE coninmsion on the Minnesota capi tol met in St. Paul and decided that the state should have a new capitol of granite upon the site of tho present building, THE firm ol Cooper, Hewitt & Co.. have sold their iron works and mines in New Jersey to an English eyhdicate for $5,- OOO.COO. THE annual report of the' secretary of agriculture is out. ' He states that the valuo of farm productsjare $700,000,000 greaetr this year than last. IT is announced that if Minnesota does are more political ilrotibles in Central America. A plot, ha* been discovered to assMinate Genial Ifeeta, and San- Salvadorian, minister of *ar, and a brother of the president of the republic, a revolutionary movement has been and nnearthed in Honduras that was in some way connected with the San Salvador conspiracy. P1BES -AND OAStTALTIES. A coi,i,mo& on the Illinois Central railroad near Jackson, Tenn., Wednesday afternoon, killed three trainmen and one passenger, WHILE crossing the Illinois Central tracks^ at Eighteenth street, Chicago, on Thursday morning, C. E. Leary was run down and instantly killed by a freight engine. Miss NELLIE MANDSLEY, aged 18 years, was found dead at Anamosa, Iowa, Wednesday. She had been missing sow" time ana is supposed to have died from a fit. AT Orange, Mass., by the explosion of a gasoline tank in a barn in the rear of Woshburn's block, a fire was started that OLD TIE W1S Cafrtasres Used in Ancient and Modew (Times to be Seen at the World's Fair. Singular Mode of Carrying Baggug or War Implements, Copied Bas Reliefs. from fiude Chariots Discovered in the Ruins of PcmDeii, and the English Sedan. resulted in the JOBS worth of property. of abiut $200,000 FniDAT evening a carriage containing Clayton Hames, his wife and two children, of Altoona,. 111., and Mrs. Sutton, Kansas, was overturned by a runaway x, rsc> , V IrSl H »in ' ' others badly injured. of was killed 'and 'the not raise some of its woild's fair fund by to give the first of next year it will have up its building sito in Chicago. THE engineers and firemen on the St. Louis Belt Line are out on^a strike. The trouble will probably extend to other roads. OKKICEKS of the Irish National League of America issue an address advising Irishmen to stop fighting and do a little work for the cause. THE credentials of Senor Montt, the Chilian minister, have arrived. It is not known at the state department when the minister will be presented to the president. TUB du'ies heretofore performed by the United States steamer Dispatch as a "dispatch vessel" will hereafter be allotled to the United States si earner Dolphin, lately returned from the dunu station and now being repaired at the Norfolk navy yard. Hit. LACKY, comptroller of the currency, returned to Washington Tuesday from HoBton and sityn: "The Corey National bank of Corey, Pa,, is in a bad condition aud a receiver will lie appointed in a few days to wind up its affairs." HISHOP MEHIULI., of the Methodist church, is seriously ill in Chicago. An abscess has formed in the abdominal region and a difficult surgical operation will be necessary to ouve his life. THK Hiuikin Catholic Manufacturing . JOHN DOWKN, a resident of Nora, 111,. and a pioneer of Jo Daviess county, was iound dead in his barn this morning. He was 80 years old. Finn started in the Fashion Varieties at ban Antoma, Texas, Tuesday night, destroying that building and contents, the bidves building, A. Bruin's grocery, Louis BurgstomV and A. Theiss & Co. Total loss, $47.000; insurance, $24,000. OBIMB. • A GIGANTIC opium smuggling scheme has been unearthed in New York; THE body of a murdered nian was found Hanging to a tree in Silver Bow near Butte, Mont. canyon, Dn. CKACHN, county physician at Cumberland, Md., is charged with' tearing open a patient's wound because he got no fee. Miis. GEOHGE SPENCEK, of Columbus, Ind., has gone crazy over the dosertion husband, who took $500 of her of her money THEUE is a deficiency of $365,000 in the assets of the Ulster County (N. Y.) Savings institution. The amount taken by Ostrander and Trumphor was $581,331. AT Jacksonville, Fla., early Monday morning, burglars killed Charles Mor.mz, a clerk, and seriously injured Martin Itjen, proprietor of a store. Three negroes arrested for the crime have been identified by Itjen. JOSEPH MAYEK, the proprietor of the Arsenal Pottery at Trenton, N. ,)., has been robed of $75,000 by a conspiracy of his employes. A unique collection of sketches, models and specimens of wheeled vehicle/* as used in different countries in ancient and modern times, will constitute one of the most interesting features of the display to be made by the department of transportation at the exposition. They will form a striking if not ludicrous contrast *itb the models and specimens displayed by the leading carriage builders of to-day. Vehicular development broadens as it is approached, for it comprehends a compar- itively authentic and complete record of human proaress. Homer gives Anthfina— the goddess of wisdom—the credit of it- yenting vehicles. "She," he says, "first taught earth inhabiting artifices to frame wagons and curiously wrought chariots of war in brass." Ovid, however, who is an authority equal to Homer—probably neither of them had as comprehensive an idea of vehicles, as Chief Smith—ascribes the discovery of vehicles to Vulcim. Meanwhile, Egypt claimed the honor for one of her tutelary deities. -It is the intention of the department to follow the vehicular science from the earliest date'known to hutory, dow - "T" fcv MiaUVrjTj the= centuries to, ,the pres through ent day of "the taudem bib frowned upon as "an unwarrantable lififBry fending to degeneracy 6f health ttnd morals." These are but a few of the vehicles that wil I be found in the display in the de partinf nt presided over by Chief Smith. The display doubtless will be one of the most interesting that will be found at the exposition. HE WAS "A MAN " He Gave nig Wife the Consideration That WBR Her Due. The young man had been with a party, some time, and he finally rose to go. The others v.oted the proposition. "Ob, sit down!" cried one. "What do you want to break tip the party for?" asked another. "Be a good fellow," said a third; Now that—"be a good fellow"—well t every man knows what that means. Every man has done something that he did not want to do and ought not to have done for fear some one might think he was not a "good fellow." The young man hesitated. "No; I guess I had better go," he eaid at last. "Nonsense! Its early yet!" small cupola at the top and a few long, shallow openings under the projecting eaves. Through these the vitiated -jfcrm air breathed by the_ animals can escape, and at the same time sufficient cowl air will enter from t je outside and slowly^.descend without producing a draught through the lower part of the stable. Attached to the cow stable there ought to be a covered shed facing south, with at leas.t one 'side and one end open, where the dairy TOWS may stand for a short time during the winter sunshine of mild days. At all other times in cold weather they will be better off when confined in clean, closed quarters. Too much attention cannot be given to cleanliness in the cow- stable, for the newly drawn milk will quickly absorb odors. A liOTATj BIG 8I8TEM. one. protested all be and the tiger made On the anniversary of Lord Nelson's death every October his flagship is elaborately decorated with evertrrenns and the white ensign is freehly displayed a it waR all the night long prior to thu battle Tra - falgar, when he ordered it kept, in view on every vessel iu his fleet, to indicate that he would engage the enemy the instant he encountered him. Au Oohkosh girl married a Mr. ilayd for hw CM husband. After his death she married u Mr. Wyife. The second IIUB- biuid ib uow dead and *he i« a widow. * » * Eugene Wolfe, the correspondent of thu Berlin Tagtbla't, bus been expelled from east Africa by older of the German gov- rutm-nt. He hae been EMI ding ncni-ution- A dUpatchen to his paper. » * * Colored women are distinguishing them- Ivftsati journalists in America. Amongst them in Mrs. S. M. M ousel, who is on tho itaff of thu Philadelphia Times. * ' ' ,bt. Francis Abbott, a distinguished - clergyman in Cumbridgo, feels that ho has been neriously injured by a criticism of one of bin books, prinUd by Professor Josiuh Hoyco, of Harvard, nnd has appealed to the faculty for suitable address. * » * Mile. Viicarosco and the crown prince •of Itoumania have discovered thut they were estranged through tho medium of false telegrams and luttors. They aro now reconciled and apparently bound to wuirry. * * * . Mrs. Timothy Hopkins, whoso husband lost the Hopkins-Searlos suit, derives her pin money from a fivo-acro violet garden. During Ihe KIUIHOII tho sweet little whito lilac and purplu blossoms are sent to tho San Francisco iinnkcts in groat quantities. * * » Mrs. Frank Leslie Wihlo has received permission from Jutlgo HooksUver to assume the name of Frank Li'siio for business purposes. The coy iluar NUVH iu her petition thut she, is "Iwi'iily-oiio JCMM of age and upwards." Ago ciumot wither, nor, etc, oto. company, of Nashville, Tenn., assignment Tiienilay for thn benefit, of creditors. ^Liabilities, 8183,993; atHots, 8193,585. The principal creditors are in New York. SKCKETAKY TitACv has disposed of the case of the wrecked Dispatch, by approving the conclusion of tuo court of inquiry that no one attached to the vessel could bo hold accountable for it. THK comptroller of the currency has declared a final dividend of 5.55 per cent, in fuvor of the creditors of the California National bank, of San Inmciseo. This makes iu all 100 per cent, and interest in full to Oct. 7, 1891, on claims proved, amounting to $450,607.45. i -n i i/- Lo( r lce > a half-witted young man killed his father, an idiot, with an axe, about three mi las northwest of Ozark Mo Monday morning. LIEUT. DODGK, an army officer, has been arrested at Hannibal, Mo., for burirlary. EUNKBT SCTIHOEDEH, the murderer of Annie Bree, committed suicide, in North bt. Paul by shooting to avoid arrest. Miis. BEAJIIJBLEY, who committed suicide in the Dixon jailThtneday night, left a letter for her children, in which she protested her innocence of the theft for which she was arrested. HERMAN LOGEHMAN, u resident of Stockton, III., WHS found in the street fatally shot Thursday night. He was assailed by throe unknown men. GKOUOK R. LAWUBNCE, an attorney of 1 ittsburg, committed suicide at tho Everett hotel hi New York Tuesday night by "'•""*' hove lost shooting himself. He is said to heavily in oil and stocks. GKouciE LA WHENCE, a Piltsburg mer- cnunt, was found dead in his bed in the Everett house at New York Wednesday morning. He left a note stating his in- 4^1-1%. i!y»«i,^ I'll I'll- ° tention to kill himself. A YOUNG man entered the olh'ce of J. C. Davis, a Boston money lendor, grabbhd a roll of bills amounting to about $1,000, ' ""'•~ J •"*- " ' nnd escaped cap- dashed into the street lure. IKTHXMQKNCE has been received at FOREIGN. A iiKvivAi. of Fenian operations ii suspected in Kngland. THK. plurality of Mr. Flavin, the successful candidate in tho Cork election is 1,512. TIIK crow of the Dienvenuo, ashore off Siindgato, England, wa.> reHcned Wed- ncMlny night. DKUMN is greatly demoralized oytr the llir«cliti(ild & Wolf failure, it affecting tho nobilit) moat. MUKK IJnuiliiui provinces declare them- Hclven independent, ami some fighting is rumored. TIIK Chine.'-o province of Iluuan is reported to bo in open revolt, and a great civil war seems inevitable iu that conn- try. MAiicjuittDi UIJDINI, in a recent speech, stated thut it was not the intention of tho Italian government to intnrforo with tho popo. Itio (iiiAUK UK Sui,, one of the largest provinces pt Urazil, refuses to accept the dictatorship of FouBeea nnd declares its independence. GiiiBAT BJUTAIN'B now postmaster general uniiouuctid that there is no hope for the BUCCOHS of tho movement tor a pen- i ny postage between English speaking peoples. THIC llritish convict transport steamer Enterprise- has been wreeko'i by a cyclone near the Adumaii Inlands convict sottIQ- niont, and ^evonty-sevon out of a crew of eighty-three drowned. Til is Neu Freio I'rosso says that thp Hungarian treasury has accumulated the sum of 50,000,000 florins iu gold in order to r.D-ostiiblish tho currency of that country. IN a hurricane Woduosd-iy a steam launch belonging to a warship, at anchor off tho town of Villa Sarciu, capsized and live of her crew were drowni-ui. AT a soireo given iu St. Petersburg by thu rector of tho British-American church a couButoniblti sum was raised for tho famine fund. 'Minister Smith and IJaron Ihrsch were present. Martin, Tenn., of the hanging at McConnell, Obion county, of a negro who assaulted a 10-year-old white girl. The negro coutesned the crime. ll<l WIIH A young lady entered a car on tho Now York & New England road at One Hundredth and Twenty-fifth street recently and walked up to the only vacant seat beside a gentleman, who was intently reading a letter. "Engaged, sirr 1 " she asked. '_'Just missed it. She writes that she is a sister of mine now," answered the gentleman absent-mindedly without looking up. "I—I beg your pardon,"stammered the confused young lady, "but may I " "Never again for mo," interrupted the excited gentleman. The .young lady, fearing that she might have a lunatic for a neighbor if she took tho seat, turned her back, intending to go info another cur at the next stop. Meanwhile tho geuloman had finished his letter and taken his bearings. Noticing th* young lady standing while there was u vacant seat next to his, he politely notified her of the fact. After some hesitation she bhishiugly accepted, Then, ho having? fully recovered his composure, what had just occurred, gradually dawned upon him and ho felt it incumbent upon himself to offer the young lady and apology, which she received BO gracefully that explanations of a more confidential nature soon followed, and when I loft tho train at Ilrewstor they were on a fair way to become brother and sister, if nothing better, he having apparently forgotten his previous expressed resolution—"Never again for me." Hooked In the Cradle of tho Deep Sounds nice, doii'titf But O, how fast and i uri- OUB are the rocking In rough weather I The in leatlual warfare begotten in your yitaU by the HUU'I commotion beggar* description. What's the proper caper under theie clrcum»tsuc»s! Take lloitetlet'* Stomach Bitter*. Nothing coin parable to it for remedying tat iickiiw or the kindred nausea from which many delicate lauU traveler* lufler. Dyip«p»ia, cramp*, eouiUjmtlou mid billouanei* «Uo are invariably and promptly remedied by the Wtter*. Kxuoturt.ln rough weuthur 1* often productive of hurtful coo«e- queucei, which may, however, be averted bj-the timely u«e of th* Bitter*, which diffuses an agreeable warmth through th* ayntern, and promotes au active circulation of th* blood in th* wirem- tie* wh«n benumbed and chilled. " _ «f - - — - — UM.UU* UI.UU. UUC I'lUCil hvery vehicle of which history or legpn makes mention will be given a place in th display. A singular mode of conveying bagga" or war impediments—the precursor of" th knapsack—is'suggested by a sketch of i soldier, front and rear view, copied fron bas relief on bronzes found in Sardinia. In his left hand he holds a bunch of arrow extending above and below a a shield. Hi right hand grasps a bow, or what is in tended for one. His breast and limbs arc protected by armor, while through the prongs of a basket tilted above his close ntting .headgear and held in place by two horns, a- shaft fastened to his iback extends upwards, surmounted by a pair o; wheels. The obvious intent of this primitiv vehicle is to enable the soldier to draw uis weapons- and provisions while on the march. In the days when' the greatness of the city of Thebes was acknowledged bv the entire known world a v» hide was in use that was not altogether unlike the two wheeled dog cart of to-day. 'Then it was no uncommon sight for an Et.hiopean pnncesH, elegantly attired and panoplied, to _ be sera with attendant and charioteer driving along the boulevards of that city in a magnificent chariot em- bh-zoned with ,'precious metals and sparkling gems drawn by a pair of charging oxen. When Rominus and his unfortunate brother were staking out corner lots on the seven hills of ancient Rome and selling them to their followers at boom prices the hones! Bsman farmer who knew naught of the ways of thelwilev rear estate dealer, drove along tbe banks of the Tiber in his planstrum. The vehicle usually had two wheels, but sometimes four, when it was called "planstrum majus." The invention of the lulter was attributed to the Pnrygiuns. The "earpenturn" liko the (jlanstrum wtis commonly a rectangular two-wheeled cart, but differed from it in being enclosed with an arched or sleeping cover. It was also a much more preten- tion tiffair when mounted on four wheels and drawn by as many horses. The Roman chariot was open overhead, and cloned in front, its most essential part being the rim and next the axle made of strong wood. The cars of Neptune and Juno had metalic axles. Tne axle wa firmly fixed under the body of the chario which was usually of enclosed wicker work ihe wheels were fastened by pins and re volved on the axles, oiled by animal fat olive oil. ' Persopolitan sculptures an paintings in Egyptian tombs show hov commonly chariots were employed in wa by the Persians, Egyptians, and othe Asiatic nations. The good people of Pompeii, who live before the famous eruption of Vesuvius had rocky roads to travel, and the discorn torts of traveling were not lessened by th style of the vehicle then in fashion. In deed, it h said that a young lady who re sided in the ill-fated city at the time of it destruction, accepted death as a preferabl alternative to a rapid ridft in the heavy springlese, two-wheeled chariot. Not long ago there was discovered in th ruins of Pompeii a chariot containing stone figures, the entire g-oup supposed to represent Love driving the chariot o Venus. On the side of the vehicle i carved: , "Jungit Amor, laetemque vehans per nubila, matrem Genwato temone sedet." Liberally construed: "Lovi . Sit down! Sit down! Wp'll idme before 12," added another. The young man sat down, rested his arm on the table and said: "Well, I'll submit the case to you. -You ire talking of going to the theater, or hav- ng a game of cards at the club, and you want me to be one of the party. Now,' in a cozy little flat o_n tho .north side there's little woman—" "Children sick?" put in one of the arty. "No; there's only one, and he's in good lealth." "Wife sick?" "No." ' "Oh, well-" "Wait a minute," interrupted the oung man, "I'll leave it to you, but you nust hear the care. This little woman is lone in the flat. The baby .is in bed, and he is_ sitting there reading or sewing and listening to the steps of those passing the house. I left home at 9 o'clock in the morning, and since then she has been alone with the baby. Now she hasn't even the baby to occupy h«r time." He paused a moment to give them an oppportunity to speak; but no one said a word. Then he said: • :;•' •' "Boys, if you think you want my company tonight more than she does I'll stay." There was another pause, then one of the party took a sip of champagne and said: "I'd rather you'd go home." The others nodded their assent, and the young man said: '.'I'd'rathergo." It was some time later in the evening when one of the members of the party said: '•There's a man. How She Played the Role of Mothel- und Cared lor the Baby. She was a tiny little girl, says the St. Louis Republic, with dirtv, sun-tanned hair, a blue calico dress and bare feet. She carried in her arms a baby half as large as herself, and the baby was so heavy that it sagged down in the middle, giving the appearance of being held by the feet and the nape of the neck. There was some excitement around t' 9 corner of the next block on Wash street, and the children were hurrying forward like mad from all directions. The little girl tried to run, but the baby was too heavy, and her breath gave out. Said I, and see in a spirit of badinage: "Drop the baby, sis, and go what the trouble is." She stopped and stared at me. '.'I sa y. put the baby down ou the sidewalk and run." "Yer must take me for a fool, miste Why?" " 'Cos, this 5s our baby." -*.-^_ "Well, suppose it is? I'll stay hereand Watch it for you." .1 "Noyou won't, mister. Yer might carry it oil. 'What if I did? carrying it around and ache?' "Naw, I ain't, only baby we've Ain't you tired making your back Say, mister, this is the got, and if yer only And every one knew to.—Chicago Tribune. whom he referred THE AGV, OF QUARTERS. System of GuoHBlujj the Dates on Twenty- rive Cent Piece*. 1 11 1 O w » m«»vt A*. J IrfA \JUIJ knowed how ehe can crow and laugh, yer wouldn't want me to do no such thing. This baby ain't got no ma 'cept me, and pa and me couldn't dp 'thout her. "She sits up in a high chair at the table and crows and kicks while me and pa eats, and at night I rock her to sleep like ma used to do. When ma died the baby didn't know no better, but just laughed and hollered, and I cried so 1 couldn't keep her still. Put her down on the sidewalk! iool-killer.llgityou, mister, ef yer stay round here long." A WONIJEItFUt, STEAM ENGINE. So Sinnll as to Occupy Space of Less Thau Half un Inch In Diameter. It was in 1874,1 believe, that D. A. A. Buck, an ingenius mechanic of Worcester, Mass., constructed a perfect steam engine of such lilipution dimensions as to gain fonts maker the'plaudits of the world. To go into exact details, .the engine, boiler, pumps, governors and all were so exceed"Have you any quarter?". said one who | ffiiff of In™ SnchT '535S.7S hitches up the car, and seating himself on its jewelled shaft drives his delightei mother through the clouds." Chief Smith will endeavor to bring the group to the exposition. With the Normans the sedan was introduced into England, and was for numy centuries the fashion. < It was<a product of Bythinian invention, and was about the time of the Norman invasion of England introduced into Rome, Sicily, Spain, and Portugal. Tho sedan used by the English people of quality is described as of "gvesn color, windowed before and behind with isinglass. The attendants were handsome, athletic fellows, in laced jackets and sleeves. t For several successive re.kns up to the time of ;Charles l,*t;he sedan%s the$chief means of. conveyance for persons olE distinction jn England. Meanwhile vehicular improvemens in/France were slow though m on old manuscript of 1847 is found an interesting picture illustrating the historical flight of Euiergord, wife of Lord Rousillow, §^e was driven" in a covered carit, accompanied byl. Jje|:i court fool and a female attendant. With the introduction of coaches into England a spirited competition sprang up between these innovations and the papular sedan, whioh lasted a considerable tiiuo Ihe first carriage, it is claimed, was brought from France by the Earl of Arundel, who, presented it to Queen Elizabeth. Ihe Queen's patronage doubtless made these vehicles fashionable, as their use had was sitting near.. "Ye?, four. Do you want to borrow ;bem?" No. But what will you bet that I can not guess the dates on them?" "I do not know what your trick is, but or a flyer I will bet "the coin them- lelves." "Done. I will name these dates: 852, 1854, and two of 1876. Am I ight?" "Let me see. One is 1852; this is 1877; his is 1875 and this is 1854. You guess- d three correctly and missed one, o you owe me a quarter and I owe ou seventy-five coats. Now explain your rick." It's no trick. The fancy look mo a few veeks ago to examine the dates on coins, ,nd I found that almost, every quarter ipars one nf these dates, with an occasional 856, 1857, 1858 and 1878. I mppose nore of them were coined in those years. During the weeks I have been interested n this subject I have seen one 1861, but ot a single 'other quarter bearing dates n the '60s or the '70s, except as I have mentioned. If one wauted to bet as we ave done, he could be a sure winner in the long run." I witnessed this transaction and it interested me so that I looked the matter up, says a writer in the Albauy Argus. In the report of the directors of the mint I found a full explanation. In that is a table giving the coinage in different denominations for eacti year during the organization of the mints. The coinage of quarters had fluctuated in a most remarkable way. Beginning with 1850, for three years the coinage averaged about $40,000 a \ear. Then in 1853 it jumped up to . $3,813,555. In 1854 it was almost a* much, 13,095 000. Then it dropped to $774,260 in 1855. In 1856 it was 81.816,000; in 1857, $2.411 000, and in 1858, $1,842,000. Then it dropped again, never raising to $400,000, about the area of an old fashioned silver o-cent piece. It was only five-eighths of 'an inch higM, yet it contained 148 distinct parts, nearUy all of which were silver and gold. It waS-' held together by 52 screws, the smallest* being but 1-lOOchs of an inch in length, ihe engine had all the valves, gearing, etc., to be found on the ordinary horizontal engini?. Three drops of water filled the boiler! Ihe engine weighed but '15 grains when clear ot the baseplate. The diameter of the cylinder was bn>. M6th of an inch- length of stroke, 3 52da of an inch.-S 1 ;' Louis Republic. 'By George," said Suiithers, angrily, about a week after he had moved into the country, "every- blessed thing.Lmebt seems to have a bill for something.'" s "Yes," said little Johny Smithers. there was a rooster here. this morning with a bill for corn. "—Truth. An Equivocal Puffl-"Did you see the notice 1 gave you?" said the editor to the grocer. fiPGr S?, er '--" Ye ?' and Idon't.wanfc another. ihe man who says I've got plenty of sand, that the milk I sell is of the first water and that my butter is the strongest m the market, may mean well, but he time t0 fl ' lfcteriu6 a s In bread-making, as" in baseball, there is nothing like a good batter in the hour of knead.-Binhamton ,. 1876, $4,454,287.50;, in 1877, $2,727,927.50. then began the coinage of silver dollars by the millions, and the productioji of subsidiary coins dropped way off. For the past ten or fifteen years the coinage of quarters has averaged only $2,000 or Just examine the that dates on the quarters come into your possession and see aow they bear out these statistics, For instance, in 1886 there was ' only (1,471.50 in quarters coined, and there are a thousand chances to one against coin of this date coming into vour hands. Ct»re of Cows In Winter. Where far'aaers have not already comfort" ,ble quarters provided for the winter uc- :omtnodation of their animals, it is not 00 early to begin preparing for them, .he horses iire almost certain to have the )est, and as far as the bheep are concerned f they have a dry shelter the fleece affords a good protection against cold. Cattle are he animali that are usually most exposed: nnrt .inVMiB noco-.A* cows gi vlng m il ki thejrare witain put they require a . <»">ugh doors, during storms, omparatively warm temperature in win- errf they we to be profitable for thsir mitt. Nothing will sooner cause a shrink- 450 in the flow of milk than to leave a qw shivering in' a cpjd storm without pro- ection and the effect .Qf ^tabling her iu building so open tlurt she is constontly xp'osed to draughts of cold air is almost a bad. The winUr cow stable should be ight -enough to prevent tbe entrance t cold air through craclvs, doors and win- ows, on a level with the animals, so freely s to chill them or make theui uncomfort- ble, and at the same time it should be o constructed that there will be good ven- latiou. This can be provided for by a and kindred aU« tsSSMSS. t ¥ Oriri'd lliHu.._ TLir ^« Medical *^38&f*^;xj*-i •Ktrtm ^

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