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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 17, 1894
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f ftB UPPER 3518 MOINE8: ALQQHA^IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OOffO.BEK 17, 1894. MAKE TWO BIG HAtim £ $.% At W0ttf€ IN ANb CALIFORNIA* Cat tooted Ken* Qftftrittcrf, Va,, fcy Seten Abtikad Men—Southern (•»•> «tftg fiamllts feetmf-e Over $50,000 And ONi), Va., Oct. 1 Si—The north- tiound passenger train on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac rail"way, which left here at 7 o'clock last night, was held up near Quantico. tflte engineer and fireman were forced from their engine and tke engine was cut loose and sent ahead. The express car was then entered, the messengers covered With pistols, and the safe was robbed. The runaway locomotive was stopped at Quantico by obstructing 1 the track. It is said here that there Was an un- lisually large amount of money on the train, probably $50,000. The robbers, Seven in number, were masked. The railway company has offered $1,000 reward for the arrest of any of the l-obbers. The express messenger, B. P. Crutchfield, and his helper, II. Murray, barred ihe doors of the express car, but these were blown open with dynamite. After the robbery the thieves made off with their booty in the direction of the Po toinac river, where it is supposed thej had a boat in waiting to take them to the Maryland side. None of the rob bers entered the passenger coaches. The operator at Brooks, six miles from Quantico, discovered that the engine was "wild" as it passed his station and telegraphed to Quantico, where a switch was thrown so that it was brought into collision with two loaded freight can and wrecked. Had the locomotive been permitted to pass Quantico it would have collided with the southbound passenger train. No Clew to California Bandits. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Oct. 15.—No clew has been discovered to the bandit? who robbed the Southern Pacific overland train Thursday night. Th'e bandits plundered the express car of over $50,DOO in gold. The Southern Pacific company and the Wclls-Fargo company will pay $2,500 for the capture of each robber and $5,000 for the recovery of the money, or a proportionate amount for any part of the whole. Lighted Bomb Found at Wa>saU. BIRMINGHAM, Oct. 15.—A glass tube filled with gunpowder and bullets, charged with chlorate of potash, and having a lighted fuse o-ttached to it was discovered outside the Metropolitan bank at Walsall, eight miles from this city, yesterday. The fuse was extinguished before an explosion could occur. It is believed to be the work of anarchists. tfae feMe 8*«iSi<ft fcl*e* ttu ti«#i toil "V tt*rWhIMs fttotAi. Afefcosr, Ohio, Oct. 15.—An enthusias* tic audience greeted Senator John Sherman ifl Assembly Kail last night. The senator cdnfined himself chiefly to the tariff and silver. On the latter, receritly brought into the place of prominence by the democratic state committee, he spoke with great posi* tiveness, describing in detail the evils which he declared Would result from free coinage. Among other things he said: "1 am a thorough believer in bimetallism. I believe that .both gold and silver are necessary metals for coinage into money to measure the value of all other productions of human industry, liut there must be some fixed ratio of value between the two metals. They must be standards of value not only for other productions but for each other. Every nation that uses gold as its standard also uses silver for minor coins and regulates the value and number of these coins. Free coinage Would debase our money, expel or hoard all our gold, impair the security and redemption of our United States notes and national bank notes and place our credit and currency on M1LW USEFUL find R til eft tot in* Who tVonlit tike to bf nn Arclier-i A Womlerfni Fo%tl—A MrnVc Tlie Dos nnit the tioctoi-. For bringing into play ail the mils clcs of the body there is scarcely any outdoor sport equal to archery. Then' a fnscihatioii about it wlilcl: few persons, after having olice learned to shoot accurately with the bow nm1 nrrow. cnli-l-oslst.- if blunt ni-t-ows arc 1 lised tliei-o 1s little or no danger of personal injury, while for hunting if the bow is used with p'oiiitorl shafts, it is, at close range, fully ns effective and almost as accurate as the rifle. Bows are of'various "Weights." B;>; the position of Brazil, Argentina and Mexico." PENSION REPORT. Young: Women's Christian Association. BAY CITY, Mich., Oct. 15.—The state convention of uhe Young Woman's Christian association commenced a three days' session here yesterday. Mrs. Grace Evans, Detroit, was elected president. A number of addresses regarding the association work were given j'esterday. Death of Sheriff Coldron a Mystery. IOAVA CITY, Iowa, Oct. 15.—Ex-Sheriff John Coldren, leader of the democratic forces against Congressman Haines, was found dead in an alley on the west Bide of the Iowa river at 7:30 o'clock last evening. The cause of his death is a great mystery, but is believed to be due to natural causes. Small Fire Loss at Hampton, Iowa. HAMPTOKT, Iowa, Oct. 15.—Fire broke out in the heart of tho city at 2 o'clock yesterday morning' in the rear of the Eex block and seven buildings were burned. They were barns and blacksmith shops, however, and the loss is not more than §0,000 or $8,000, John Burns Coining to America. LONDON, Oct. 05.—John Burns, the labor leader and member of parliament for the Battersea division of London, is to leave England next month for the United States as the English Trades Union congress delegate to the Denver Congre'ss of Trades .unions. State Department Not Notified. WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.—The state department has not received any advices confirmatory of the rumor coming Irom Shanghai that China has sued for peace and the report meets with little credence, being regarded at least as premature. Pensioners Upon tho Rolls During tho Year Ending Juno 30, 1894. WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.—The report of Commissioner of Pensions Lochren for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1894, has been submitted to the secretary of the interior. The report states that the.^number of pensioners on the rolSv. June 30, 180?, was . 900,012; that;--, during 1 the year 39,085 new pensioners were added to the rolls, 37.951 were dropped for death and other causes and 2.308 previously dropped were restored. The number of pensioners upon the rolls of June 30, 1894, was 969,544. The number of pension certificates issued during the year was 80,213 and 132,873. claims of all classes were elected. labor Troubles on tho Union Pacific. OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 15.— Threatening labor troubles are breaking out among the rival switchmen's organization in the west. An employe of the Union Pacific named Scanlan was out on the road organizing the Union Pacific switchmen under the Knights of Labor standard, and the railroad discharged him. The Knights have taken his case under their protection and say he must be reinstated in the em ploy of the railroad. The company says no. Attempt to Regain Iowa Lands. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Oct. 15. — Two hundred civil suits will be filed next week by the heirs of the late John Irwin to recover 15,000 acres of land in western Iowa, ralued at 551,000,000. There are about 15,000 acres involved, mbracing some of the choicest land in [owa, scattered along from Missouri to Minnesota. Irwin died several months ago. His heirs have gpt his papers arranged so that the suits can be commenced at once. Stevenson on the Stump. ISLAND, 111., Oct. 15.— Vice- Presidept Adlai E. Stevenson was the guest of the local democrats yesterday, Jfje addressed 2,000 people at Harper's Qieater on the political issues of the H»y. The Vice-Pre&ident speaks at . Creator to-day. Visit «ho CQNBTANTINOPI.K, Oct. 15,-r-The sultan • J»g ftsked the Huhsian ambassador, JU, rv JJeJidoff, to solicit permi&&ion for a ;\ special Turkish ,}8ris>k>n to visit the lyivadia~to greet hiro in tlu- ' is, tw«>p.s ' Final Decision In Iron Hull Case, BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. :5—Judge Dennis yesterday decided that the $70,000 Iron Hall funds shall not be sent to Indianapolis. This '& regarded as a final decision. Tho Maryland members will by this decree, receive 20 per cent more than if the money was distributed from Indianapolis. No Damages for a Human Shield. NEW YORK, Oct. 15.—The genera] term of the Supreme court has reversed the judgment for $25,000 obtained by William Laidlaw against Russell Sag-e for damages sustained by him from the dynamite explosion perpetrated by Henry A. Norcross ir Safe's office two years ago, and has or dered a new trial. Wheat Drops In New York. Naw YOHK, Oct. 15.—Wheat made a new low record on the first sale yesterday morning-, which was at 20% cents for December, and at middaj beat this figure, selling off to 50 % cents, which price has never before been reached in the New York market. Begin Their Jubilee Convention, ANN ABHOR, Mich., Oct. 15.—The fiftieth anniversary jubilee convention of the Young Men's Christian association was in working order yesterday. Many papers were read and the real work of the convention begun. Chips Off Nearly Five Minutes. PLAINFIKMJ, N. J., Oct. l5.T-In the twenty-five mile road race yesterday afternoon Monte Scott finished in 1:05:31%, breaking by 4:51 }£'the record held by Hughes. He was paced in tandem, . They Call for Anti-Option Bin. VICKSHURO, Miss., Octf IS.— Joint committees of the cotton exchange and the board of trade yesterday issued a general call for a convention in favor of an anti-option bill. The Arolicr'H Outfit. this is meant the number of pounds in strength required to bend one—no', the weight of the bow literally. A thirty-pound bow is about right for r, boy of ten or twelve. Girls should use one somewhat lighter. A lad of sixteen or eighteen will find a fifty-pound, bow quite heavy enough. There are higher weights, rumiinr; up to eighty and one hundred pounds. These are powerful weapons sufficient to bring doVVn a deer, a bear, or other largo game, iiud entirely too heavy for •target use. The old English rule that a bow's length should equal the height of the person using it is a good one to follow. Arrows vary in length to suit the bow. from sixteen inches to three feet. The point or head is called the "pile;" the shaft is termed tho "slede;" the notch at the feathered end the "nock." Not only the bow, but arrows, quiver and entire outfit may be made at home. For the bow choose a straight, well-seasoned springy piece of wood free from knots. It is not necessary to use any one particular kind. Mulberry, hickory and red oak are all suitable, and gcod bows have been made from Imx.el, white maple-, and even poplar. The writer once got au excellent one out of the broken tongue of a mowing machine, which was of tough white ash; another from an old sleigh shaft, which was cither ^oak or hickory, so old and brown it was 'hard to determine which. Trim down the stick selected, making the back of the bow flat and the inside round, taking care of the wood. The ends should taper a little. Test the bow occasionally, until it bends with sufficient ease. The tips should be made flat on both sides, with a notch for the string. Around the middle glue a hand-piece of felt or velvet. The string must bo about six inches shorter than the bow. Strong thread, like that used by shocinakers,doublecl and twisted several times, makes a very good bow-string. Make a loop in the ends, fastening them with a "figure S," or similar knot which will not slip. Tho bow, hoAvever, should never bo strung except when in use. An Indian bow is made broad and flat instead of rounded, except where the hand rests. This portion must be whittled round and left rather large. The bow should be about two inches wide above and below the hand-space, and narrow gradually towards the ends. The bnclc may be ornamented with red, black and yellow paint, with the heads of brass tacks or with any other appropriate decoration. The most difficult thing in making with barbel heads' Ar6 ,i«t«i nlgfaef, while birdihg ai-rows,,, pith pewtef points, are s&mewhat lea's expensive. Bow strings eo<!t from '20 tr> CO cents, and a quiver with belt front $1 to $2. There is but one wny to shoot well, and it Is best to adopt that at the outset. .- « First, string the bow. Then put the arrow "nock," on the string with the right hand while the left grasps the handle of the bow, holding it hrtrifco'n- tftlly. Hook the first,'second and third fingers around the string, taking the nrrow between the first and second. Now turn the bow until it stands perpendicularly, the 16ft hand extended toward the target. Draw the right and push firmly with the left hand until the arrow-head rests on the left forefinger. Look straight and hard at the center of-the target, but do not try to sight along the arrow. Direct it entirely by the sense of feeling, Let go. The first few shots will probably fly wild, but very little practice ic necessary to learn to shoot, and shoot well. When through shooting,' even for an hour, unstring the bow. Allow it to rest. Never put it away strung. After each day's shooting rub nud polish it with oil, or, better still, with a mixture of oil and wax. A good bow requires even more attention than a rifle. It will do better service if kept wrapped in oil-skin or green baize. The object, is to 'prevent all moisture entering the grain aud fibre of the wood. SAM'S SAMM HUNT Poft VoUNG CAV- ALftYMEN, of a F.ect-nlt Ffront His En- ligtfaenfc "thi-Oujfli His tflvo YcnW Service—the Recruit's Ordeal — Promotion, A Wonderful Fowl. Said Rogintilrt Fitz-Groen, "I have never, never seen A chicken so astonishingly tall!" J4fflith,ou8e Carried Away, WASHINGTON, Oct. J5.— A telegram to Die lighthouse boa,rd says the lighthouse at Cape £a« lUas on ihcf Florida poast wjia wrecked during the last * at New Yofl«, Oct.'35,-rThe steamship will tjake out lo-day ?§3,QQQ p| sjjy^r and the take 35,000 But when he'd gone around To the other side, he found That it wasn't so peculiar after all! The Correct Position. arrows is to get them perfectly straight. Rolling them over a flat surface will generally show any imperfection in this respoct. After whittling them to the desired thickness, scrape and sand paper well, finishing off with emery paper until smooth. Lead points may be.moulded on after first cutting a notch around the end of the shaft. A better plan, however, is to use an empty cartridge shell weighted with uf ew drops of lead. For sharp points use a nail. After driving it into place, file, off the head. This gives weight enough without ifcldiug lead'. To make nil arrow fly straight it must bo flattened.. Sejeot the largest quills obtainable and caroi'ully paro off the feathered portion. At equal distances around the shaft glue the strips of feathers and trim off until e^ en. JJalr cloth or stiff paper may bo used if feathers are jipt to be had. A quiver or case for holding the arrows, may be made of n cylinder, An equally good, though iess handsome, quiver may be wade'from u piece o* tin pipo two foot in length and closed at one end with a piece of wood,. 'rh? shoulder strap mny he atta'pho&s, by. cutting hojes in the tin, 'or me ease may be covered with cipth. strap, sewu $a thjs,, '' < 1J nur<shase4 In thj» store „....,„, bows of sucowcl-grovj'th ' , " cost I»W K?r*pv< The Etislneer'n Story. "It was just a year ago," said the old engineer to the reporter of a Western paper, "that I was running my 'commodation 'train on the Knoxville & Jellico, down in North Carolina. Ever been there? Guess ye don't know, then, how the tracks snake round the Carolina mountains. Too steep lo run straight down, ye see—land ye in day after to-morrow—so ye have to crawl down from tho Swannannoa divide, in an' out, half a dozen loops on one hillside. And ye dasseut run any too fast, neither, 'count o' the sand slide that's may be waitin' fur ye just round tho next bend. "Well, it was a nasty kind o' day, anyhow. Sleetin' and blowin', and the clouds hung down in front of me like curtains. I lost time, too, at Asheville, waitin' fur a pesky freight to get out o' the way; so I was in a tearin' hurry and not the sweetest temper, you can bet. Towards evening I was whizahi' her along, thinkin' about Round Knob and a hot cup of coffee, when, some ways ahead, I spied a sheep in ths cut. There she lay, right across the track, with two lambs snuggled under hor. I whistled, but sho never budgod. Well, I was in a hurry, and I \vouldn" 'a.' mil clod the old sheep so much, but llu-m little white lambs som?hoiv nut mo in mind of my baby, the cutest chap ye evw see, and it wont across the; grain to run 'em down. Had to slow up,'anyhow; it was right at a bend, and I yelled to my fireman to shove 'em off the track. Well, ye never see a whiter face than that man camo running back with. 'Stop her, Jim: Stop her short!' ho hollered. And if you'll believe it, just around that bond was tile biggest sandslido I erer want to come ucrost. Took us a good hour and a half to shovel it off down the hillside," • PollteiiesH Won the Day. A gentleman from tho West told a good story the other day of a meeting between his dog and an organ-grinder's monkey that will be»r repeating; "One day uu Italian organ-grinder, accompanied by a trained monkey, wandered into our town, and tho man stopped before my house lo play, The monkey was an intelligent little fellow and was attired in a jacket and cap. While his master was grinding out the music the monkey hoppod down from tho organ where hp hud been sitting, and jumping tho fenco , came np into my yard. lie was ut once spied by a foxterrler of mine, and the dog made a rush at him. Tho mtmkay awaited the onset with such nna48tu.rb.ed trun- that tjtie dog halted within a. Jew feet wt' Win to reconnoitre, . took ;v long, steady gtnro at i', when, ^uManly the won&ey rjifeed, his p«v anc] gracefully gftUjtea hts e»emy fey i'»i|}»K Ws hut. Tho of. •' Uncle Sam wants more soldiers for the frontier, principally cavalrymen and is rapidly spreading out its recruiting offices in all the larger cities. Far out Under the scorching Western sun, miles away from "civiL_... tion," cheerfully undergoing privation and exposure, live 7,(K>0 regular soldiers, comprising infantry, artillery and cavalry. For the most part the regular military forts are located near some of tho many Indian .agencies, writes a sergeant in the New York Journal, and Within such a radius, that rapid centralization is extremely practicable. While any outbreak upon the part of tho Indians of sufficient mag nitude to justify calling it a "war" is extremely unlikely, nevertheless, the cavalry forces upon tho Western border, especially "in tho youth- western part of the country, aro kept busy skirmishing after the rascals who are continually breaking away from their reservations, com" mitting minor depredations and loading tho regulars a weary chase over miles of sand and cactus. As a general average, tho young men who apply for enlistment in the regular army are of rather an indifferent class, but it is a mistaken idea 'to think .that no really desirable material is enlisted. A glanco through a cavalry regiment will invariably show, hero and there, college-bred men; men with M. 1)., C. •B., and other honorable affixes to their names. As a general tning such superior men very quickly receive promotion to non-commissioned grades, and a few of them—a very few—manage to .struggle, up to -a commission. When a young mangoes into a re criuting rendezvous in one of tho large cities ho is mot at tho door by a tall, blue-coated, yellow-chcvroned cavalry-man, who "sizes up" tho applicant. Should he consider that would-be soldier i» fit to "stand muster* he shows him into the enlisting office of tho recruiting officer, who demands his age, height, occupation, reason for enlisting 1 , married or single, etc. Should this and his references prove satisfactory, an orderly is called, who conducts the recruit into a bathroom, where he is introduced "poco tiernpo" into a bath ol ice-cold water.given a heavy scrubbing brush, somo laundry soap, arid ho proceeds to make himself "whiter than snow." When he has arrived at the proper stage of cleanliness ho is taken before the surgeon, who minutely examines the applicant from head to foot. It is in this physical examination that fully '75 per cent of tho candidates are rejected, as Uncle Sam has no .time to pay doctors' bills. After being duly enlisted a soldier is usually kept at the recruiting 1 rendezvous a week until there 7 is a "batch" of thirty or forty when the entire party is issued three days' rations, consisting of beans and bread, coffeo being purchased while en route, and, under charge of a corporal or sergeant, f jv sometimes a commissioned officer, tbey are placed in a chartered car and taken to tho large recruiting depot at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., some three milos from St. Louis. Here the ^recruit serves three months and receives his 'first taste of military life. He is taken out to the "bull ring" once each day and taught to ride. For the first month or two he rides bareback, at all'gaits, especially the trot, then he is 'given a saddle blanfce't, rides with .this a short while, and : 'then "graduates' 1 into the first class, where he proudly (and painfully, be it said) clambers into a handsome McClellan saddle, mounts a largo, spirited charger, and has learned his first lesson. Upon the expiration of a recruit's training at tha barracks ho is assigned to one of the ten cavalry regiments. The Ninth and Tenth cavalry are colored regiments, and all the negroes that inlist are assigned to one or the other of these. The other eight regiments are still west of the Mississippi, when at their proper-stations, with tho exception of two or three troops stationed at Fort Sheridan, 111., and Fort Meyer, Va. Generally the cavalry regiment that is in need of recruits reports the number to Jefferson Barracks, and the commandant there assigns all those recruits who haye finished their uerm of three months to that regiment- In this way each regiment is kept full. The recruit now discovers himself far out on the frontier, miles away from civilization, and soon settles down to his actual life for the five years of his enlistment. This, as a rule, consists in an hour or two a day spent in mounted drill, doing 1 his "guard" onpe a week, and going on fatigue once or twice in the sa,mo time. Time is not allowed to hang heavily upon his hands. In the summer he is quite frequently permitted to join a email hunting party, and taking a twenty days' pass, he goes far up jfltq '.the mountains and brings hack » wagffn-lpa'd o f antelope, found itt Small towns, so that, shoiiic? duty coriSpel him to stay witfaiS camp or garrisc-n limits, he is atnpi^ provided for in the way- of advancd* ment and improvement. There if invariab'ly & post hall in each gar-' rison. where, the recruit sees one tft two theatrical performances a month. CABLE CODE- wi$h vvniolj to supply bis company with tafelo Ju,xui i io8. Within a few miles of the great majority of the frontier garrisons is ijbundtWt. H-Hides. hunting, |B .ppss|)SB.c4 Of ft The filnlcattles in tho \Vn? at Commit-* ing a Sellable Ono. The compiler of a really reliable anS comprehensive code is met at tho outset of his undertaking by a difficulty that, so far, has defied 'all attempts at solution beyond a certain point. Despite the fact the rules of the cable company permit him to lay under contribution eight languages the total number of words that call be used with safety for coding purposes is only abotit 150,000. The reasons for this are two-fold. First, the companies decline to permit the use of any code word of more than ten letters, and it is dangerous to employ those • having less than seven, owing to the difficulty of detecting an error in short words. Further, thousands, nay, hundreds of thousands of words are rejected because of tho similarity of the telegraphic symbols that make up the letters. Figures are rarely telegraphed, says Chambers' Journal. Tho possibility of noting an error in a group of arbitrary figures is very remote. Should a letter or two bo ' 'jumbled" in a code word, there aro various ways of correcting the mistake—tho sense, the context and reference to the code; but these guides do not apply to the case of figures. Tho only remedy for a suspected error is repetition of the message at an enhanced cost of fifty percent. Numbers, therefore, aro ex-! pressed by a code word. Errors in the transmission of amounts of money- are very rare. A banker's code contains words for svery possible sum of money, from a halfpenny up to hun-, dreds of thousands of pounds, and the authors have exhibited great ingenuity^ in making a limited supply of words do very extensive service. Finding Fire. Sir Francis Johnson, chief-justice of the superior court of province of i Quebec, on one of his circuits in the in the Eastern townships during the winter, put up at a country hotel! The night was bitterly cold, and tho tiotel proprietor was not extravagant in his fuel supply or in the weight of his blankets. Tho judge put over his bed-coverings his heavy , over coat and other clothes; still the wind and arctic frost became colder i and colder, and sleep he found irn-! possible. It was after midnight and ' no one around to make -a fire. The' iudgo arose, and putting on his slip- j pers and dressing-gown, went into; she passage and shouted with all his! power: "Fire, fire, fire.'' In a few { seconds the whole of the hotel was} aroused, and each frightened one in-j quired whore it was. .Then came! ;he proprietor. Panting and scared,' le ran for tho judge and screamed out: "Where is the fire, where is t?" The judge, with a merry twinkle n his eye replied: "That's what I'm trying to find." A good fire was at once made in the hull, and the rest of the night was passed in comfort.' —Argonaut. An Athlete's Gurmont. The dude moved softly into the laberdasher's place of business and angod himself along in front of a| clerk. ' "I wish to purchase a perspirer,'*, he said in a lady-like voice. '1 "A what?" asked the clerk, let-« ting his chin drop. "A perspirer," repeated the dude; ««one of those," he added, pointing to what he wanted. "Oh," apologized the, clerk, "yoij, mean a sweater," and he raised the price'50 per cent on him. •; LIFE'S 'SIDBLIQHTS, A Harlem shop has a sign which reads: "Mve hundred valuable um> brellas left to be repaired and forgotten by their owners, for sale at fifty cents each." During a recent- conference in Waupetou, Minn., several minister's, were visiting the Red river valley, university at that place, and were taking iu the 'Latin class. One of them chanced to ..pick lip a copy of i Csasar belonging to a certain very popular young lady student, and found the following poem on the fly leaf of the book. Doyibus kisstbus Sweet etrlorutn; Girlibus ItUlbiu, Wiintl somorum' Henry Irving has received' many anonymous presents during his long- tenancy of the Lyceum, but none sui- prised him more than the gift lately sent him from the village of llazle-r mere iu Surrey. Two small children, were tajcen to the Lyceum and were so much impressed by Mr. Irving's, acting that they determined to make him a present as a token of their ad-, miration. Sp'ithby slaved up their pocket money until it reached tho sum of §H, and then purchased a volume of "The Christian Year," which they addressed to Mr. Irving at thQ stage door of his theater. A woman of Carrolton, Ky,, thought that &he would stop a leak iu tho bottom of an iron pot by driving a piece of lead into it. So she got one of hep husband's pistol cartridges out of tba drawer and began,the driving process with a hammer. Now the good lady didn't understand the philosophy of the cartridge, and never dreamed that, it would explode from the concussion of a hammer, seeing- no powder about the thing. ., JJvit this cartridge yexplod* e4, an4 the flesh o'f the thumb and finger-with which she held it was cnsiderably torn. And that old

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