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THK L'PPEH DKS MQINES, ALGONA, IOWA, AV^EDNHSDAY, ff£ftKtJAR 22,1893. ALOONA, IOWA. t n t/M v iv I ^ 'I • Ml MM !MMJ SL O The Irish people approve tin: homo rule bill. Nearly $70.000 has been subscribed to Bishop I'hilllps Brooks' memorial fund. Fred A. Jlni'dlelt & Co., an iron and stoel linn of Boston, have failed for $150,000. Mr. Cleve'land has ollidalli,' aiiuouiici'd live! lueuibcrs of (his cabinet. The Winnipeg bonspiol opens, and St. Paul curlers win a victory. Scarlett fever lias broken out among the Btudenls at, the Normal College, Yp- siliuiti, Midi. William Lindsay is elected United jits answer to the Kiethie and William Ke-lleiy we-re sev i-l on ••sly Injured by falling biick. Loas HMO.OOO. The Kans.is City. Htlsburg and Gulf rtllroad b:is puivliase-d the Kansas City Foi-f Hniith and Southern. The former road will be; e-xte-lide-d at once to .lop- liu. whetv It will Join the latter, which Ls .dread.v constrncted from .Toplln to a point near Fort Smith.. ('Jim-Jos W. Gardner, chief deloetivo of Dr. 1'arkhurst's anti-vice soe-ie-t.v in New York, Is seinloneeMl lo two years' .Imprisonment for attempting to extort i money from the ke;eper of a disorderly house. At Marion, hid.. ItusKoI) Harrison's still. .'ipi.in.st the IM.-inold Const mot ion company has ben-n wltlietrawu, owing to it sctJllomcnt, inaelo ill New York, wbicli loaves Mr. Harrisim and his company in possession of Ulio street railway. Tlie suit for $10.000 damages was also witli- dniwn. At Columbus*. (Hiln, the Cle-ve'Iaiid. Akron and Colorado railroad has Hied petition of Kelwai'el L. Sines senator in Kentucky, to Mr. Cm-lisle. It is claimed that, the lirei in.surauce companies doing, business in New York have formed a trust. At. Green .Hlver, Wyoming, .Iniler Illns was assaulteel by throe desperate prisoners, who iniide Illieir escape. An attempt to arrest the clerk of the Populist housti in Kansas results in a flglit in which several cotmte-nance.s are damaged. Mr. A. Gates has de-vised mi electric I shot him in the- side, motor which, it is claimed, will t'evolu- [what ninuov he Hind tlonize methods of transit. Bme OMIT, ex-State Auditor of Indiana, anil of wide political inlluence In that, state, Is dead. Near Boston on the 14th three unknown persons were drowned while skatluy on Mystic river. Chili luts declined to make an exhibit at the World's Fair, it is said, because of the It a til and Baltimore fairs. Charles Hoddlns and a man named Oaiilield, supposed cattle thieves, were killed on the 115th by cattlemen near El Paso, Tex. If the expecttlons of a Cleveland, U., inventor are realised the mode of traveling and the means of yoing from plcc to place may be changed in the near future. Commander-in-Chief Welssart, of the G. A. If., will be a candidate for rc-elef- tion at the convention to be held at .Indianapolis next summer. At Brazil, Ind., two dynamite cartridges have been found under the depot of the Chicago and Indiana railroad. There is no ck-w to -die person who placed the dynamite. Standing timber in Texas to the value of $"00,000 has be-on purciliased by the Texas Pino Timber Company, a New England syndicate. The United States ship Constellation arrived at Hampton Itoads on the 14th after a voyage to France and Italy in the interests of the Columbian iOxposl- tion. The demands of the employes 'of I lie N. Y. I 1 , and O. railroad have been forwarded to President King in .New York city for his decision in (lie matter, which will be final so far as the system is concerned at this time. J. V. L. Findlay of Maryland, it is reportedi, has ben appointed United States representative on (lie Chilian arbitration matter. At Beaver Falls, Pa., the run on the Economy Bank continued without abatement, on the 1-liih and at times the crowd was so great that it was almost impossible to get inside the bank. All demands were met promptly. Boardman Hal, Cornell's new law building has been dedicaaed. It is a memorial of Judge Dour-lass Boardman, tiho lirst duan of the university's law di.-jmrl mi-lit. The steamer Bostonian, whjcli arrived iit Boston on the 14th from Liverpool, experienced a very tempestuous voyage. 'l.'Ue deck was swept by heavy seas which smashed i very thing to kindling wood and crushed in the deck itself. Mrs. Wendall Fairchild of Adar Falls, Iowa, received fatal injuries by lining struck b ( v an Illinois Central train near Waterloo, on the 15th. Mr. Fairchild was severely linn. Frederick Barber, a negro, will bo banged hi the District of Columbia,Jail on tho i>4-Ui unless the president Intervenes in his behall'.The last hanging at the District Jail was on May '2'.), 1SIX). .Sle(-'t has so injured wheat in eastern Illinois that not more than ono-halt' a crop is lokeil for in that section, some farmers predicting that not. a bushel AViL lie raised in some sections. The .state department telegraphs minister Slovens' approval of his action in declaring a protectorate over Hawaii. AJI annexation 'li-only will probably bo laid over before the senate this week. Plans havo been matured for one of the, yrenU'st. irrigation schemes over undertaken In the/ United States, UK: result of which will be, the, reclamation of a large portion of the. Mojave Desert, California. Tho senate committee on linanee will probably lake up Senator Sherman's resolution to authorize the Treasury, in case of necessity for the maintenance of specie resumption, to Lssue three per cent, jive-year bonds. succeed Mortimer to have a receiver nppe>intod. IKaeli nveTinHit in the 1 jietllioii lo the of- jfe-et that t'lie road is being mismanaged jis denied in de-tail. The case Is of yon- leral interest because of the be'liof that ; Mortimer is a tool In the bauds of IIcu- ly .S. I.VCH fen- spe-e'idalivo purposes. On the 15lb, William Brooks, a milkman, while driving along G hidings ave- |iuie>, Cl(!ve.'land, in tlio central part of I the city, was he-lel up l*,v twe> higliway- .nini and ordered te> hand over bis inon- je\v. He re-fused and one of the robbers They then look and made their escape. Brooks' owtind will probably prove fatal. For the last two years the AVabash Hallway Company has lost from freight cars valuable merchandise of every description. The total value, it is 'said, Avill foot lip not h-ss than $200,000. Detectives, it is claimed, have now gotten trace of the thieves, who are in ., r. | the company's employ. lit Canada the silver question is causing no little anxiety in view of the effect upon Canada of a crisis in the Unitc'd States. Canadian commercial circles would naturally bo- affected by j any depreciation of American eurrencjy, j which has a largo circulation iu the I border comities and in Montreal and I Toronto. | Mrs. Klaiuo Goodman Eastman, of ! Springliold, Mass., publishes a letter ' withdrawing from membership in tho | Indian 1 tights Association \ind at the same time records her protest "against the partisan nnd unfair action of its corresponding- seci-etai'y, Herbert Walsh.'' r .Judge John Scbolield, for the past iJO years a member of tho Supreiue Court of Illinois, died on the 15th at his liomi- nt Mai-shall, Clark County, Illinois. He was ouo of the most prenu- Iin-lit and able lawyers in tho State, Jiuil in 3SSti declined tlio c-hief justice- ship of the United States Supreme Court, le-ndered \)y President Cleve- l.-uiil. Several year« ago the city of New York bn,light suit lo compel the Manhattan Elevalod railroad company to pay into the city live per cent, of its net earnings. Tlio case has been bitterly fought, but oil the 15th Justice In- Kraham decided that the company must pay tho live per ce-nt. of not earnings for tho ten yours from 1SSO to 1SUO. David X. Collins committed suicide in UK; Jail at iOxoter, Mass., ou the | l~>tli. He was arrested Saturday charg- eel with complicity of the burning of a house, at .Newbury oil the night of .January lit). .lames II. Addlson and ius son William, lust their lives in this lire. Jt is bcliove-d that Collin's suiciele clearly indicates that he was the guilty person. Bruce C;irr, ox-Auditor of Indiana, dieel at his homo em Central avenue, Indianapolis, on the 15th of crisynelas, aged 43 years. Mr. Can- served in the late war anel was one- of the- youngest soldiers in the> country. He was prominent in /inaiicial and pcjJitical ma I tors, anil was a Wo a horse-man of note-. Uoprosi'iitative's of several of the! leading sewing machine companies of the West are hi New York to attenel a con- t'eronee willed to make an effort to reduce the coinpt-titiou which, of late years, has boon cul.'thig Into the profits of the manufacturers. It is stated that an attempt will be made at the meet- lug to practically form a trust. Search is being made for a emamity of valuable- bric-a-brao left by Mrs. llussoll Harrison in her White.llenise quarters. The rooms were vacated a short time ago to bo fumigated, conse- eiuent on tlio illness of her daughter, anel when tho operation was over Uie articles In eiuestioii had disappeared. It is said that the conelltion of the iniiu'i-s tlirougheiut the Sclm.vJkill region, anel particularly in tin- districts UNCLE SAM AS KING " Old Glory " Will Surely Sup plant the Native Hawaiian Flag 1 . Details of the Provisions of the Annexation Treaty Before the Senate. President Strongly Favors Taking the Islands—iToreign Powers Quiet. 'Princess Kaiuolani $150,000. Provision Is inade for the exchange of ratifications of the treaty at Honolulu ai Boon as possi'.ile on the part of the United States by the ' Resident Commissioner provided for the treaty. It will be observed that under the provisions of the treaty the sugar-pro- dttcers of Hawaii will not participate {it the bounty provided by the McKinley law unless Congress should extent it to the islands. Accompanying tin message and the treaty is the eorres pondence upon the subject betweei the two governments, tables givinf full details as to the area-of the teri-i tory proposed to be annexed, the pub )lc debt, the public lands, the anmifci allowances to, and revenue of the late royal household, and statistics as to the population and revenues, commerce, and other economic matters— all together forming a book of several hundred pages. AGAINST M'CLAUOHRY. At New York promiuel safe maim- |who havo funds, embracing tho towns of Shamokin, 'Mount. Curmol, Ashland, Girardvillc and (,'etitralia, is verging toward starvation. During the past throe months scores of colliers have not worked more I than two full weeks, and the outlook jat, present is more dismal than at any oilier lime during tho virtual shutdown. Tho ways and means committee of the World' Pair commission has been asked to grant a concession for the establishment of an immigrant home at tlio World's Fair, or, moro properly, for indorsement of a proposition to raise funds :fr the establishment of such an Instltulon. . Tlio homo will IK- devoted to the temporary euro of Immigrants facluror.s composing the DioboUl-Mos- ler-DamoJi company are in session. They havo agreed upon a Hue of policy whjch will bo carried out. Tho combination will now go forward without Hosier, tiahmaii and company. Fire destroyed the Odd Fellows' tern- 'pie at Cuntou, Ohio, on tho Idth. As- OWe{ Ad,am agd, JB'li-emcn AY, country devoid of arrived in this idea of desiiim- *fT lion. Some', Uiliut'M .llowe-r invlsildy, and liUlo away tlie-ir fruit, under llhieU I'uli- iige. It l!i °l'tcu only when tho winds shalco tlioir Iwivos down, auel strip tlieir Irt'auchos bare, that wo liud tlu- be-st I/us Uceu growing.—A. 1). T. \\'liit- uey. WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.—The treaty of annexation concluded betwecu Secretary of State Foster and the Commissioners of the Provincial Government of Hawaii was transmitted to Senate yesterday, but not made public. The message of the President was brief. It stated that it was deemed more desirable to fully annex the islands than to establish a protectorate. The President says the overthrow of the monarchy was not in any way promoted \>y this government; that the restoration of Lilinokalani is undesirable, if not impossible, and that unless actively supported by the United States would be accompanied by serious disaster and the discontinuance of all business in the islands, lie says: "It is essential that none of the other great powers shall secure these islands. Such a possession would not consist with our safety and with the peace of the world. Prompt action upon this treaty is very desirable. If it moots the approval of the Senate, peace and good order will be secured to tho islands under existing laws until such time as Congress can provide by legislation a permanent form of government for tho islands. This legislation should be, and I do not doubt will be, not only just to the natives and all other residents and citizens of the island, but should be characterized by great liberality and a high regard to the rights of all the people and of all the foreigners domiciled there." In a letter to the President laving the treaty before him, Secretary of State Foster recapitulates the history of recent events in the 'islands leading up to the revolution; the establishment of the Provisional Government; the appearance of the commissioners in Washington; the negotiations that have taken place, resulting 1 'in the preparation of the treaty; and tho establishment of the protectorate by Minister Stevens. Secretary Foster confirms the President's statement that the revolution was entirely unexpected, so far as this country was con- cearned. "At no time," he says, '-had Mr. Stevons been instructed with regard to his course in the event of a revolutionary uprising. The ch.,nge was in fact abrupt and unlooked for by the United S ates Minister or the naval co mi,under.'* In regard to the protectorate, Secretary Foster says in. his letter. "An instruction has been sent to the Minister commending his action in so fur as it lay within tho purview of standing instructions to tho legation and to the naval commanders of the United States in Hawaiian waters and tended to co-operate will the administration of affairs by tho Provisional Government, but disavowing any stress in excess of such instruction whereby the authority n.ml power of the United States might appear to have been asserted to tlus impairment of the in- depon-lent sovereignty of the Hawaiian Government by the assumption of a formal protectorate. Secretary Fo.<tjr says that the provisions of the treaty reserve to Congress the determini lion of all questions affecting the form of government of the annexed territory, the citiz'en- ship, and elective franchise of its inhabitants and all questions relating-to the economic and political status of the islands. In conclusion he says that, pending the negotiation, he received assurances from representatives of the leading powers of the world in this city and from our own Ministers abroal convincing him that the incorporation of the Hawaiian Islands into the Union will be regarded by these powers with satisfaction or ready acquiescence. The treaty itself provides for the cession of all fights of sovereignty over the islands, all public buildiitgs and property to the United States, revenue from public lands, except such us reserved for government purposes, to be used solely for the benefit of tho peoplo on tho islands. Until Congress provides otherwise, the existing government laws of the Hawaiian Islands are continued subject to the paramount uK'.hority of the United States. "A resident Commissioner is to be appointed who shall have power to veto any act of said Government. l;ntil Congress enacts the necessary leirislation, existing commercial relations of tho Hawaiian Islands, both with the United States and foreign Governments, shall continue. Further immigration of Chinese into the islands is prohibited, and Chinese now in the islands shall uot be permitted to come into the present territory ot tho United States. The public debt of the islands is assumed by the United States to the extent of $:i,350,000. The United States agrees to pay Queen LiliuoUa- n Jollet Citizens Dnmmnl an Investigation of the J'enttentlnry. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 10.—A delegation of Joliet citi/.ens who are anxious to have the Legislature investigate the' State penitentiary appeared before the Senate committee on penal and reformatory institutions this afternoon and showed whv such action was necessary. Mayor P. C. Haley, Mark G. Davis, M. dishing 1 and Edward Meers, with a satchel full of affidavits, composed the delegation. The affidavits are .flade by former employes at the prison'and citizens of'Joliet, and' charge that the retired commissioners and Major McClaugliry, while Warden, were guilty of loose and dishonest management i,f the State' appropriations and the general conduct of the institution. The charges consist of seven specifications which have been published before. Mayor Haioy presented the evidence to the committee- as requested a week ago and asK-od that an investigation be made. There is little doubt that the investigation will be ordered. NEW ANTI-TRUST DISTTILLHRY A SEA GULL; ' Bring* the New.* of 11 Fitmoin Ul»:ister on the Imlliin Ocean. "The news of a famous disaster on the great Indian ocenn was brought to the living by a sea g'ull.'' says a writer. "Some years ago the ocean liner Atlantis, plying between Liverpool and Calcutta, was lost in the Indian sea, and all on boai\l porishe.l. At that time I was sailing from London to New South Wales via the Red and the Indian seas. The boit I was on was the Tritonia. a good, sound vessel, and I had an enjoyable trip. While sailing in the Indian sea a sea guil was orie day captured, and about its neck was tied a small note, which read: '"Atlantis struck on theHir.ul Rack. We arc nil lost, FATHEH COATHB." This remarkable message was all that was ever fotiiid. The bo.it had sailed some Hve months-previous, well stocked witli merchandise and passengers and had been d;:!y inspected and pronounced seaworthy. It iir.i--'-, have been a terrific shod* that cans.vl her to sink. I'ut the messes..,or was strange. Who father Coalhe was and how he happened to havo a sea gull at hand will always remain a mystery. What wonderful courage he must have had, standing as he clul on the brink of eternity and there writing n message to the living. We continued our journey to Sidney, where the note and the sea gull were both delivered to the harbormaster, together with the evidence of the crew. Th.s was afterwards sent to- Krigla'.'.d where the knowledge was distributed. It seems to me that a few su-:rh facts as these would serve to build a narrative upon, nnd you can easily believe that it would be more interesting 1 than fiction." ; : , JUMBO. Hat Iinltlin(ir« WliulfHiilers Join Hit- KI>volt AK»iiiat. the U'liUlty Mnnopu y. BALTIMOKE, Md., Feb. Hi.—A new distilling company is being organized by a number of wholesale, liquor dealers of Baltimore. The coin- pan}' will manufacture highwines and raw stock, which goo'ls are now at- There Arc Trlc;cs l:i All T.' : Oni-s. Mr. J. II. Gayloiul, a well known show agent in America, arrived lately in Hong- Kong with a collection of wild animals inU-iuU-d for exhibition at Chicago during'the worlds fair. Mr. (Jaylord t >ld a newspaper ma i at Hong Kong these.,Stories about Barnum and Jumbo: .-, To create a sensation Barnum gave 85,000 to raise an action with the alleged purpose to interdict the departure from England of the famous elephant. The sviit b.Mtig entered, repro- most exclusively controlled by the i sentativesof Amu-i:::m pap';r«; in Lon- whisky trust, and will have a capital j don began to cable columns ci' news stock of $100,000, which has been i subscribed, cost about The distillery will §30,000 and will have a daily capacity of 5,000 gallons, or 100 barrels of highwines. One of the incorpurators, :Vi speaking of the new enterprise, said: "The whisky trust has become so despotic in its dealings with the trade that many of j us have been made to wince under its I dictation It sends the price of spec- ; ials up or down, as it sees fit, and of j late the.price has gone up to such I exhorbitant figures that but little', profit can be realized by those who use the trust goods in their business." INSOLVENT FOR TEN YEARS. Depositors In thu Krolcen Itouliiilfllnw Itnnk May Get. 2O Cents on the Dollar. \VjLKESHAJUti3, Pa., Feb. !G,—The assignee of E. V. Rockaffcilow & Co.'s broken bank has made a preliminary report. He finds things in a very bad state. The bank has been in-olvent for ten years. Eockafellow, he says. never made a report of the bank's condition in twenty yeai>. Rockafellow was short in his ac counts five years ago. He at once Tjsgan .a race with the insolvent 1 anlr. He insured his life heavily. Hau death overtaken him previous to 1890 the bank would have won in the race and the depositors would have been safe. In the meantime the bank's surplus was growing less and the in about Jumbo. The fever spread. Jumbo's keeper, Sco.t, was secured for 83,000 a year and pi-epiratinns for the shipment were drawn out as -.uuch as possible. A demonstration over his departure was devised. Scott had a sign which the elephant know' to mean "lie down." It .was a:Tnn£-j<i that when he was to b.: taken from'the gardens Scott should make th s signal and the pcop!o would believj that Jumbo was unwilling to leave, Alice. The trick worked beautifully. The streets were crowded with- thousands of people, .lumbci lay down and refused to budge. 'All the while the wires were flashing the news to America, and the American papers had headlines: '-.Jumbo refuses to leavi> Alice," and a lot of rot of tlia s.imo kind. When the farce had gone on lon'^ enough ,fuml>:> was taken on the car as quietly as a lamb. '< MADOENED BY FOOD. Upon a Insane Freaks of Animal Flesh Kentucky Man. Thomas Odell, a young man of 23 years, living seven miles back of Greenup, Ky., has met death in a strange manner. He had been a puzzle .to physicians for several ye'u-s. Ho was affected by what .he n'.y ti> :,r.ch an extent that when he incinlp'd in beef eating about an hour afterward he would become restless and wander out in search of cattle and bellow as an " i •** w-t**v/i* *Ji. v-tituiu iiiivi UUJ.J.UW His il Jl O\ surance premiums were harder to pay. , and would get clown on his hands and As a result the banker was compelled to drop several policies. At one time he was insured for $200,000. According to t!ie figures furnished by the assignee it is doubtful if the bank will pay more thiit 20 cents on the dollar. STAMPEDING OXEN. They Will Leap Over a Precipice or Itun Until They Die. "Many people v vho have been much on the plains in the ante-railroad days have seen stampedes of mules and horses," remarked L. T. Otero of Santa Fe, "but by far the worst stampede is that of terrified oxen, When they are loose they will, if frightened, run over a precipice if it comes in their way, but if stampeded when hitched to wagons very few will escape. Once when on the Citnarron one of my ox teams became frightened, what at I never knew. The six oxen started off at a breakneck spued, and the contagion was imparted to two other teams. The men tried to stop them, but they might as well have tried to check a mountain torrent. The oxen went on right across the country, wit.1i the heavy wagons rattling at thejr heels, and ran until nearly half of them fell dead from exhaustion. I used to think that a blooded lior.se was the only animal that would run itself to death, but after my experience I learned tha* 'twas no uncommon thing- fora frightened ox to do." eat grass like a cow. When he partook of mutton his actions were those of a sheep, and he would plaintively bleat like a lamb. When he ;.to chicken he would go out and scratch for worms which he would devour with apparent relish. After eating fish he would wander to the creek and go in swimming. Lately his father killed several squirrels, of which the: son ate heartily for dinner, lie left the housn shortly after and was followed by the father. The father saw him entering un oak g-rove, and soon saw his son jumping nimbly from limb to limb, at the same time barking like a squirrel. He called for him to come down, but tins only seemed to make the boy want to escape, and he attempted to jump from one tree to another, but missed and fell to the ground, a mangled, breathless mass of humanity, and expired in less than five minutes. A MUtiikmi Inscription. A friend of mine in a Pennsylvania town recently celebrated this day that rounded the qu-irter century of her married life. A number of acquaintances presented her with a largo coffee set, but imagine her chagrin to see engraved on tho salver these worJs: "To Mrs. , on the anniversary of her 25th wedding 1 . 4.x-Empress Uugeulo. Though some of the phologr-aphs of the ox-Kmpress Eugenie represent her as wearing- a widow's cap, shu has rarely worn one. She once tried to do so, out of respect to the example of Queen Victoria, her best friend;, but (he milliner's woeful emblem did, not suit hor style of beauty and sho g-ave up the attempt. Now, at more than sixty years of age, she goes capiess when iwdoors, contenting 1 herself for e absence of the cap with a euitf We Englishmen Known to Fruncliinon. The only Englishmen that are known to the French people generally, it has been said in a jocular way, ar<? Robinson Crusoe and tho prince of Wales. Cafe Robinson, restaurants built in trees, are among the latest Parisian fads. They take their name, of course, from Itobinson Crusoe. Tlilrleun, There itro thirteen stars, thirteen letters in tho scroll hold in the eagle's beak, thirteen marginal feathers in #ach wing, thirteen tail feathers, thirteen parallel lines in. the ahield, thirteen horizontal bars, thirteen arrow fceacls in one foot, ana thirteen letter* 1$ the words ''quartyer dollar." PASHiONS IN DISEASE. the Modern Nervous Debility 1* Merely a swell Society Craze. There are fashions in Maladies as wellas in dress, and frequently the maladies are as little new as the "latr est novelty" in dress, only they are both new to our attention, and therefore one of special importance. We are inclined to think in the matter of disease, "norves" are especially absorbing attention at present, and are considered quite a feature^of the present age. We ourselves ore inclined to think that modern nerves are very much like their older brethren. We have only to open the pagt-s of the lighter literature of less than a century ago to read, with a mixture of amusement anil contempt, of the "vapors," "swoons" and "sobbings" of the female element of soaiety, and of the nervous irritability of the stronger sex. Under the light of our present knowledge we trace the prevalence of neurotic and hysterical conditions quite unconsciously placed before us, and treated very much as a matter of course. Bearing in mind th it we live in an age of pressure and hurry; that norv- ous tendencies are detected and classified in an unhesitating and relentless fashion, quit • unknown when "vapors" and "swooning" seemed, to ba thn correct charact-ft-ist'cs of "traly lady-like V.'iu'rs," and tin broken head of a post-boy was but a mi id indication on the part of a young man, we consider that modern minds may with reason abate some of their "nervous"'{«!irs as to the degen.'rusy of the age. UNIQUE FLY-TRAP. How u Couple" or Frogs Were Made Useful Workers. Dick Beckman his a unique flytrap at his place of business in Alameda, Gal. There i" not another trap, in Alani'-da like it. and probably not another in .the sfeite. The trap is a u effective one, too, and Mr. Beckuiau declares that hu Las never seen one that could beat it. On the. counter in Mr. Bookman's- store is a transparent glass jar filled with water. This ;V, the home of 1,wo> fest ve ; -bullfro:;s, and they are tho lly- trap. There are perches in the jar for the conven ence of the frogs, and here they live, apparently happy and contented. A small nlatform surrounds the mouth of the jar, where the bullfrogs sit and masticate the flies which alight within their reach. The frog never moves a muscle while catching flies. Let it get its "eagle eye" on a little fly within four inches of its mouth and it is licked np like a flash. The frog has a tongue like a snake and it darts at its prey as quick as a wink. The frogs are great pets and they never attempt to leave their home in the glass jar unless a r xn-storm is approaching, and then they want to get out-doors. They smell the rain in the air, and are bettor i dicators of a eha jge in the weather than a barometer, BY iviUSIC BOX. Exciting Kxperience of ;i Newly Wedded l!o.>kk«t'p«r With KnlibniM. W. A. Me.any, a St. Louis bookkeeper had an exciting experience- with burglai-s at his house, one morning. He is but recently married, and among his wadding presents was a music box. To this happy -circumstance ha attributes tha fact that the burglars did not succeed in carrying- off everything there was in the house. One of Ui3 btirglars in rurn'maging- through his drawing-room stumbled across the stored music, and thinking 1 probably that it contained jewelry or silverware attempted to open it. In doing so he set the music machine in motion, and presently Mr. Meany was. roused from his slumbers by the touching strains of "Anld Lang Syne." Mr. Meany got his g-un and started for the burglars, and they started for a window. He arrived ai, the drawing-room doorway just in timo to see two burg-- lars leaping from tho window. He fired, but the robbers continued their flight. One of them stumbled in getting 1 over the front fence, and Mr. Meany is convinced that he shot him, as he found several splashes of blood on the ground and sidewalk. A JIuniii for Decorations. There are Frenchmen, according to-' M. Simon, who collect decorations just as others collect postaga stamp's. In certain official positions it appears the one thing is hardly more difficult than the other. "I knew," ho says, "two public officials who had this inoffensive mania. One was fat. The chain, on which he hung his medals spread across his amplo chest and struck downward and was lost to view in his waistcoat pocket, in tho interior of which his imagination pictured further honorary insignia. The other was thin, to liis great disgust, and he could only exhibit some thirty decorations in a row. Some one advised him, to wear a double line, just as some unruly convicts wear a dpubla • chain He did so, and ho was quite right. His- breast was a collection of all tho animals of creation in gold, silver and' enamel. It amused paople to look at all tins while ho was speaking, and they were very ghul of this little dls- traction, for ho was an ass." It's u Funny W^H.t, Indeed. y -° U T ski .l'l>mg gaily down h » when you Ult ch your too- and tumble, On the other hand sunsnue comos only wLn the clouds break. Tho man who goto the pebble out of his shoo is the- tappy man. The follow who never l i P^blelnhls shoe is merely Z RV f*f\iv\n . - J« ~tfT^

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