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TAB! UPPER MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 28, 1897. NEWS IN IOWA THlEF IN tHE POSTOFFICfc. But Itc by * jfifthtwnteh Manageg to Eftcapc. DKSISON, July 85. — About 3 o'clock Is Night Watch L. M. Bear was going bis founds he discovered a light in the tear end of the postoffice, and upon icarch found a burglar intent upon relieving the safe of its contents. He Quickly ran across the street iwoke J. L. McClellan, the taarshal. The two reached the bf the postoffice in time to meet burglar, who was climbing out of and city rear the the back window. Marshal McClellan Bred one shot nt him without taking tffect. The burglar retreating into Ihe building, one more shot was fired Itf him through the door, but tvith the same result. The burglar Concluding that he had urgent business on the outside, ran through the building to the front end, and, kicking i)ut the large plate glass front, made g'ood his escape. He secured 20 cents In money for his trouble. There is no line as to the identity of the thief. DFiAKE; WITHDRAWS. Will Jor Accept n nenoMtaatica the GovernorMilp," DES MOINKS. July 23.—Governor Drake is out. He will not be a candidate for re-election. He has written a letter to the republicans of Iowa declining to be a candidate. His decision was based upon the judgment of doctors, who had advised him that he could not take a part in the coining campaign except at the peril of his life. The governor fell on the steps of the capitol recently, disturbing an old army wound, and since then he has been confined to his room, with the assurance of his physicians that itmny be several weeks before he will bo able to be out. POISONED HER HUSBAND, ACCIDENTAL DEATH. Son of James Nlrhol Fatally Cut liy n Reaper Sickle Near AVintorset. WiNTEnsn-r, July 23.—A son of James Nichol, Sr., who lives near St. Mary's, Was accidentally killed about four miles west of Winterset. He was engaged in cutting oats and had stopped to fix something about the machine, when the team became frightened and ran away. He was caught in the sickle and dragged some distance, one leg being nearly cut in •two. Death from bleeding resulted in fc few minutes. A HlR Store, DBS MOINKS, July 21.—Des Moines has at last gotten a store which has been needed in Iowa for years. On July 1 Mr. W. P. Chase opened up a wholesale [and retail sporting goods ftnd photographic house which eclipses anything ever before attempted in the state. The large store rooms at 018 & 020 Wept Locust street have been newly painted and decorated find present the most attractive store in Des Moines. Anything which could lie desired in the sporting goods line is carried right in stock; tennis, base ball, gymnasium, fishing goods, guns, ammunition, hunting suits, decoys, pow- fler, shot, targets, boats, oars, oar locks, tents, campers' supplies, bicycles, bicycle sundries, cameras, plates, films and photographic goods— In fact, anything one could ask for in this line can be shown. Mrs. Uelircns Confesses find Implicate lie* Lover. DAVENPORT, July 20.—Mrs. Clau Behrens, charged with poisoning he husband wHh paris green, has con fessed and implicates Henry Bendt her lover, who was brought from hi home in Rock Island, 111., andislocke up in the county jail, charged wit being an accomplice in the fiendis crime. Mrs. Behrens is a determine looking German woman, and it wa only after two hours of close question ing by the chief of police that sh broke down and told the story to and the police nintron. HIS BODY FOUND. ALL OVER THE WORLD PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. Inn Youthful Burglars Captured. MT. AYK, July 24.—Fred Evans and S. P. Larkin, the two young burglars tvho broke into and robbed the store J. P. Wilson & Son, of Maloy, were captured near Blockton and brought to lit. Ayr for preliminary examination before Justice I. W. Keller. iThey tvaived examination and were bound over to await the action of the grand jury. Being unable to furnish bonds they were committed to the county jail. There seems to be no doubt of their guilt, as they have confessed to all the details of tins crime and where the goods would be found. Robbers Captured. SKYMOUB, July 22.—Several tramps who had robbed the Rock Island depot at Harvard and a hardware store at Sewal were discovered in a corn field Dear Seymour by a posse pursuing them. A desperate fight took place before the robbers surrendered. A number of shots were exchanged. One of the robbers was shot in the back and neck. None of the constable's E osse were wounded. The robbers ad the booty in their possession when captured. They were given a prelim- .nary hearing, and now languish in' the county jail, awaiting the action of the grand jury. William Crawford Suicides. BOONE, July 24.—William T. Crawford, formerly proprietor of the Savery House drug store at Des Moines, Euicicled at the Butler hotel by taking chloral. He had been ill, coining to the Butler house after ten days in the hospital. He was despondent. The physicians worked hard with him all night and reaction had set in when he expired suddenly of paralysis of the heart. HenouK Gasoline Accident. INDEPENDENCE, July 23.—Isaac Preble, a prominent citizen, was seriously burned by the explosion of a gasoline stove. The Jiatnes burned his faqe and hands while he was carrying the stove from the house. This 'was followed by an explosion, which covered him with blazing oil. Prompt assistance alone saved 1m life. Reward for a Missing Sou. ATLANTIC, July 22.—L. E. Moore- fiouse of Massena, is offering a liberal reward for information concerning the whereabouts of his son, O. J. Moorehouse. The missing son is 19 years of age, of medium height and light complexion. He left home on July 18, and . was driving a team of ponies to a new buggy, MuhaBku'u Raspberry Crop. ' QSKALOOSA, July 21.—-The last of the Mahaska county raspberry crop has been handled and the grand total is ?25,000 boxes. The berries brought an average of GJ£ cents per box, or over $14,000 in all, and were {til grown on lesjB than }OQ acres. There will be fully 100,000'quarts of'blackberries. KUicd HJmseJf, July 21.— Mr, Nallie, of plac,e, while returning from a pleasure trip to Crystal Lake, acci- killed Jiiinself whije drawing frow \h Hud Dccn Missing From IIlH Homo Fo Ten Days. DES MOINES, July 23.—The dead bodj of old Patrick Ililey was found abou eight miles down the Des Moines river from the city. The man was found by a division of a large posse of men who spent the day looking for him. He supposed to have committed suicide while under temporary insanity. On the 13th he disappeared from his home two and a half miles east of Youngstown, which is three and a half mile.s east of Des Moines. J He had been sick and was recovering. .While the family was not around he wandered out o the gate and that was the last seen ol him. Struck by a Train. BUHLINGTON, July 23.—A man was found beside the Burlington track near New London with his skull crushed, but alive. lie was identified as George Seanlan, the 10-year-old son of respectable parents living in Ottawa, 111. He ran away from home several weeks ago, and has since con sorted with tramps. He lay down near the Burlington track and went to sleep. A passing train struck him and crushed his skull. The boy was broupht to Burlington, where doctors removed pieces of the skull covering two square inches, and at least a pint of brains oozed out. He cannot pos sibly recover. Killed nt J'anora. PANOUA, July 20.—During a severe thunder shower, Mrs. I. Hummer was instantly killed by lightning. The charge entered the house by way ol the electric light wires. Others near by were slightly shocked. The electric light plant was slightly injured. Drank KiiuHolf to Death. Bunr.iNOTON, July 25,—In an attempt to drown his sorrows, Henry Ends drank five gallons of bad whisky in a continuous libation, and as a result died in horrible delirium. He was a well known character about town. IOWA CONDENSED. The firms of N. Crahan, general merchandise, atRolfe, and<"Vahan, Linnan & Company, general merchandise, of Fonda, failed a few days ago. On the Rolfe stock exchange a mortgage for 110,375 was given to Pat Crahan, and on the Fonda stock exchange a mortgage for 80,8.50 was given to M. W. Linnan. The total liabilities are about 830,000. Quite a number of Des Moines wholesalers are among the creditoi-s. The presentation of a silver service to the battleship Iowa, which was to have been made by Governor Francis M. Drake, occurred at New York a few days ago. Governor Drake was not present on account of illness. A delegation headed by State Auditor C. D. McCarthy, of Des Moines, was present and the gift was bestowed by Mr. McCarthy with an appropriate speech. The serv'ce was gratefully accepted by Captain \V. T. Sampson, commanding officer of the Icwa. Barnum & Bailey's "greatest show on earth" is making a few stops in Iowa and will be in Des Moines on July 20. Wherever it has exhibited the unanimous opinion is that it is better than ever before. The show travels in four special trains of sixty- four cars, and represents an investment of S3.500,000. The daily expenses are $7,300. Among the many leading features of the show are Peter the Small, who weighs only C>£ pounds, and an enormous giantess nearly nine feet tall. The Orissa twins, who rival the famous Siamese twins, are also a great drawing curd. All railroads have granted reduced rates to Des Moines on the 20th. At Sioux City recently Nellie Anderson, 0 years old, was assaulted and outraged by a tramp while she was on her way from her home in the eastern part of the city to the Swedish summer school, but a few blocks away. Two hours later she dragged herself home almost dead and told the story of the crime. The police immediately began search for the tramp,- and, indignant citizens joined in the search. About fifty tramps were arrested and placed in jail. One of them exactly suits the description of the fiend givpn first by the little pirj, but she fnilg as yet to identify Win, CONSTANTINOPLE, July 20.—At a sitting of the peace conference, Tewfic Pasha, the Turkish minister 6f foreign affairs, arrived late. He submitted to the conference a new frontier scheme which was unacceptable to the powers, and the ambassadors thereupon in- foriued Tewfic that the conference would adjourn \intil he brought' a written acceptance by his government of the frontier line traced by the military attaches. CONSTANTINOPLE, July 21.—The ambassadors have forwarded to their governments joint suggestions relative to the measures they think necessary in view of the contumacy of the Porte. Pending the arrival of fresh instructions negotiations with Tewfik Pasha have been entirely suspended. CONSTANTINOPLE. July 22.—The snl- tan hns issued nn irade sanctioning the settlement of the frontier question in accordance with the wishes of the powers. CONSTANTINOPLE, July 24.—The ambassadors of the powers and Tewfik Pasha have agreed upon a frontier claim in the pnace treaty. The line drawn by military attaches and insisted upon from the first by the powers has been accepted by the sultan with a slight technical modification. The report that the Turkish forces have been ordered to evacuate Thessaly is confirmed. LONDON, July 20.—The powers are suspicious of the .sultan. They fear he will yet find some means to nullify the frontier settlement. While it is reported that the Moslems are already evacuating Thessaly, it is stated that Abdul Hamid is not ready to concede autonomy for Crete. In support of this rumor a dispatch from Vienna reiterates the statement that the porte is preparing to send thirty-two battalions of troops to Crete. Should this prove true conditions in the East would again become chaotic. The irritation that would bo created in Greece would be menacing in the extreme. It is also obvious that the Russians distrust the sultan, for the Novoe Vremya urges the powers most interested in the settlement of the Eastern question to pay immediately on behalf of Greece the whole war indemnity. The paper adds that this is the only means of forcing 1 Turkey to -".cuate Thessaly, which is indispen- '*>le if the tranquility of European politics is to be restored. RAPS THE NEWSPAPERS. to Senators Do Not Like Their Reference the Sugar .Scandal. WASHINGTON, July 24.—Senator Jones, of Nevada, chairman of the committee on contingent expenses submitted the report of that committee on the resolution intro luced by Senator Tillman for an investigation of the charges of speculating in sugar stocks, etc. The report takes a strong position against ordering the investigation, and is a very exhaustive review of the procedure of the senate in the past in such matters. The report takes the position that aside from ths names [of «the [newspaper men themselves, t only the name of Senator Smith of New Jersey is mentioned in the newspapers making the charges on which the resolution WHS based. The position is taken that the newspaper men do not count, "inasmuch as these gentleman do not profess to write from knowledge, and usually, if not always, decline to disclose the sources of their informatioii." CLOSE ON HAVANA. Insurgents Within Sight of the Cuban Capital and Crisis Is Near. HAVANA, via Key West, Fin., July .'.'4.—Great alarm has been occasioned in Havana by the report that Gen. Gomez Jis marching on the capital. The news has not yet been confirmed but the panic in the city was heightened by the extraordinary precautions For defense ordered by General Weyler and the sudden arrival from Cienfuegos of the captain general. A strong insurgent camp can be seen at Mariano, a suburb of the capital. The town of Cano, a very few miles from Havana, has been raided by the insur- ants. The stores 'were plundered mil many houses burned. The gur- •ison and inhabitants fiecl toMarmnoa for DECLINE. Carnegie Will Not Make Armor Plate »;JOO a Ton. WASHINGTON, July 24.—Secretary Long- has received replies from the Carnegie and Bethlehem companies to lis invitation to submit bids for supplying armor for the battleships Illinois, AViseonsin and Alabama, iccording to the limitation placed by congress upon the price to. be paid for irmor. The companies'decline to bid .vithin the 8300 limit, on the ground hat it is not possible for them to pro- luce armor of the quality they have been supplying the government at hat figure. A ten-year-old boy in Berlin hung innself because at his older sister's m-thday party the piece of cake he 'eceived was smaller than hers. John Colvin, of Nodaway county, Missouri, had a promising field of corn Tuesday. On Wednesday there vas not a spear of it left. The wire- vprms, cut-worms, moles and field mice got away with it. While putting some tools in a chest under an oak tree, during a thundor- torw, a man was instantly killed by htniug 1 , near Alachua,' Fla. The ree was distinctly photographed on its body by the electric fluid, TO GENERAL LOGAN* Magnificent Equestrian S tat no Unveiled a CIIICAOO, July 23. — At Lake Fron Park the equestrian statue to the memory of General John A. Logan was unveiled with auspicious cer emonies. Judge Henry W. Blodgett on behalf of the monument con-inns sion. made an address presenting thi statue to the state. Gov. Tanne accepted it in a brief address. The oration of the day was delivered b; Geo. 11. Peck. A splendid parade o union and confederate ' veterans United States regulars and Nationa Guardsmen was reviewed by Mrs John A. Logan, her children anc grandchildren. Secretary of War Alger, and a number of men of prom inence. The statue was unveiled by John A. Logan, Jr., grandson of the dead general. The statue is the largest equestrian statue in America From the base to the top of the fig ure's head is 15 feet and II inches Within the mound on which it stands is a crypt for the reception of Genera! Logan's remains. FIRE AT A THEATER. Fifty Persons Haclly Hurncd and Many Trampled Down. PADUCAII, Ky., July 25.— The Casino summer theater at Romona Park was burned. A performance was being given to about (iOO people, when the fire broke out from a fireworks display on the stage. The aiidiencewns panic stricken, women and children being trampled down in the mad rush for the exits. As near as can be ascertained, fifty persons, including men, women and children, were burned about the face and hands, and 100 were crippled. It is impossible to ascertain the truth of the story that several children hnve perished. BREVITIES. The French senate receetly, by a vote of 217 to 2, adopted the direct tax bill, and unanimously adopted the naval credit of 7,000,000 francs for commencing new warships, hastening the reconstruction of the navy and establishing a naval base at Bi/erta. The decree terminating the session was read by M. Darlau, minister oi justice. The United States treasury department, taking 107.47 pounds oi raw sugar testing 90 degrees, as required, to make 100 pounds of hard refined, made public a statement estimating- the sugar differential as follows: Act of 1S!)4, 10.82 cents; house schedule, 12.33 cents; senate schedule, 10.83 cents; conference schedule, 13. K cents per 100 pounds. At Marion, Ohio, a succession o) terrible electrical storms with heavj rains passed over tho city and vicinity. George Stout, while driving n mowing machine, was killed by lightning. Chas. Seiter and William Sontag-, while returning from work, were struck down on the street. They may recover. Four men near Radburn, fifteen miles from Marion, were killed. The steam sailing bark Hope, with Lieut. R. E. Peary and party on board, bound for North Greenland, has sailed from Boston.- The object oi the voyage is to establish a settlement of young Esquimaux at a remote northern part of Greenland which can be used as a base of supplies for the exnedition in search of the north pole under Peary in 1808. Jt is said that Mrs. Mary E. Lease is a candidate for governor of Kansas on the populist ticket. She told her intimate friends that she intended to succeed John W. Leedy. There is nothing in the state constitution or state law that prevents a woman from holding that office, and Mrs. Lease has reached the conclusion that the time has arrived for the women to assert themselves. A Seattle, Wash., dispatch says: The North American Transportation Company's steamer Portland has reached this port from St. Michaels with at least a million and a quarter in gold dust as freight and sixty-eight miners aboard. Some of the miners have with them S75.000, and not one of them has less than $5,000, every dollar of which has been taken from the Clon- dyke within the year, and most of these men, with a competency now in their hands, have claims in that fabulously rich region that almost beyond doubt will net them hundreds of thousands more. A reporter went on the ship as it. came into the harbor. Entering the captain's cabin the skipper pointed to a corner in which was piled three boxes and a large safe. "There you see those boxes and that sefe. Well, they contain in round figures over 81,000,000 in gold, and that metal weighs nearly a ton and a half." He continued: "Out of the sixty-eight passengers there is hardly a man on board who has less than $5,000, and one or two have over 8100,000." The mining region is located just across the Alusknn boundary in the Northwest Territory, and is said to be the richest discovery of the century. Many men are panning out $1,000 a day and wages have gone up to $15 a day and board. Governor Taylor has appointed Thos. B. Turley, of Memphis, Tenn., United States senator to succeed the late Isham G. Harris, . The governor wired his choice to Mr. Turley and received n polite telegram pf acceptance. Ernest Kdson, 18 years of age, left Benpington, Yt., recently for Nebraska in a 20-foot boat made by himself. Ho will go down the Waloonac, and then to Troy. From that city he will go tp Buffalo by the Erie canal, and thence by the great lakes, the Mississippi and Missouri rivers ta Nebraska, CHICAGO REFINERY SUSPENDS High TricCBof Coal Mny Result in Closing Many Concerns. CHICAGO, July 24.—A shortage o; ^oal has begun to make itself manifes' in the Chicago market. The Chicago sugar refinery, wlifoh uses 409 tons oi bituminous coal daily, has suspended operations, in view of the hifeh prices of coal. Local coal men believe that the sugar refinery suspension is a forerunner of a number of similar con cerns. Governor G. YV. Atkinson, o: West Virginia, who is in Chicago believes the miners will eventually win in the great coal strike. lie snys "All the indications in West Virginia point to the success of the miners. '. believe the miners in my state wil' leave their work. They have nothing to complain of, but are in sympathy with the suffering miners outside. So am I, and so is everybody else I know of. There are 25,000 miners in the ;;tate, and of course it will take time to reach them all and perfect organl pat.ion, but there is no reason for the discouragement of the strikers." DESTITUTION IN CUBA. Both Spanish Troops and Insurgents Dying of Hunger. LONDON. July 25.—The correspondent of the Daily Chronicle in Sagua La Grande, province of Santa Clara, Cuba, writes to his paper a terrible account nf the position-of affairs in th6 island. Both the government troops and the insurgents, he says, are suffering horribly from famine and the ravages ol f.inall pox and yellow fever, while butcheries of prisoners after inquisitorial tortures are of daily occurrence, jf the victims be-suspected of withholding information. Captain General Weyler, the correspondent says, has jhown neither mercy nor quarter, and has turned the campaign in Cuba into ;i near approach to that of the Duke of Alva in Holland in the sixteenth century. OVER A HUNDRED DROWNED. Chinese Stcan.jr Wrecked In a Squall Off Malacca. LONDON, July 24.—A dispatch from Singapore says that the Chinese steamer Srihengaun, bound from Singapore for Malacca, with 190 passengers, was wrecked in a squall off Malacca on June IS). One hundred and twenty persons, including the captain of the steamer, were drowned. The remainder of the ship's company were rescued by a passing steamer. A 1'lgcon From Aiidree's Italloon. CHIUSTIANA, July 23.—A telegram Ji-om Stavanger states that a carrier pigeon has been caught in the neighborhood of Soevde, in Rifylke, with a ring on one of its feet and the following stamped upon its wings: "North Pole, 142 W. 47.02." Assuming that the carrier pigeon was let loose from Andree's balloon, the stamping on the wings, "North Pole, 142 W." would indicate that the explorer was being- carried towards Alaska. LONDON, July 23.—A Copenhagen special says: A carrier pigeon has just been caught in the vicinity of Tromso island, near the north point of Norway, with the following stamped upon its wing: "North pole passed the ir.th-" ISorty Under a Sidewalk. CHICAGO, July 23.—Under a wooden sidewalk at Grand and Kenzie avenues, a desolate .spot, lying in a mass of weeds and rubbish, the decomposed body of a man was found. Almost :overin<r the body and loosely wrapped around the lower limbs was a quantity of rusted barbed wire, which the police think must have been placed there by the persons implicated in the man's death. The condition of the body will render a post-mortem necessary to determine the cause of death. There are no means of identification, but the body was evidently that of a man well to do. Threats Against Americans. NKW YOUK, July 24.—The Herald's Havana special says: Brice, the United States consul in Matan/,as, has irmed the consulate in consequence of threats of a demonstration against Americans made by some ultra conservatives in that place. Consul Bri<;e Iocs not believe the throats will bo carried into execution, but in view of ;hc present state of feeling openly expressed by many Spaniards, he deems precinUions necessary. Gomez Wants Ammunition. NKW YORK, July 22.—Tomas Estrada Palma, president of the Cuban junta, las received a letter, dated July 4, from General Gomez, in which tho general says: "It is our purpose to nake this summer's campaign as ictive and aggressive as possible. To carry out our plans successfully we need, rather than anything else, a steady supply of ammunition. For that we depend on the support of the patriotic Cubans and our friends abroad." Disastrous J-iro at r«orlu, III. PKOIUA, 111., July 24.—The main building of the Peoria Grape Sugar 'ompany was completely destroyed^by ire. The. loss is 9.100,000, the total nsurance carried being 8400,000, of vhich nearly $300,000 was on the >uriied building- and contents. There are two thousand skunks on a skunk farm at Van Ettenville, N. Y uw meat is their chief food, and unless they are fed on this their fur •'alls out in spots. One thousand guineas were recently offered to Paderewski to perform at a ingle concert in London. The same urn was recently offered to Patti to ing three songs at a London concert-. The entire money circulation of the vorld, not counting copper coins ggrogates about 812.1.50,000.000 di- ided us foUows,: Gold, $3,775,000,000; ilver, »3,076,ooi),ono; paper, «4,4uO,. J WOMAN'S FORCETFULNESS. ; "I am very sure, if I had it to do over 'again, I would not marry." ' The only person who could possibly find pleasure in those words would be a sour old maid, a crusty old bachelor, or the individual who uttered, them. I was neither the one nor the other. • The oiie person who could find the least pleasure in them was the individual who was married to the person uttering them. I was that individual. :* ; My wife was the speaker. ' "My love," I said gently, as was my wont on occasions of domestic disturbance, "I think you don't really mean that." "What you think and what I know are entirely different matters," she responded, as I observed a small hectic spot on the end of her nose, a feminine storm signal to be heeded. "Granted, my love," 1 bowed, "hut you shouldn't tell everything you know." "That isn't everything," and there was a knife edge in the short, hard laugh which followed it. This was not the first time my wife had sought to kindle the fires of jealousy in her husband's bosom. Nor was it the first time she had failed. One can't exactly explain why, but it is a well-known fact that both parties to a marriage cannot be jealous. In this instance my wife's husband was not the jealous one. "My darling," I smiled, "the comprehensiveness of your knowledge surprises and delights me. At the. same time I must still contend that when you say what you said a few moments ago you do not really mean it." The small hectic spot flashed out .and lighted up my wife's face. "I think I know what I am talking about," she said with a flirt of the -handsome silk skirt I had given to her only three days ago. "What you think and what I know are entirely different matters," I replied, following the original as nearly I could. She had evidently heard the words before, and their force compelled her to silence. "Consider a moment what you have said," I continued, "and you will, as a sensible woman, see that your husband, as usual, is right." "I don't see why a woman's husband is the only one of them who should always be right," she snapped, and the hectic spot again flashed out across the gulf between us. I had not come prepared to argue any difficult propositions of that nature, and at once began to sheer off into safer waters. "That is merely begging the question," I said with an air of superiority which I had acquired from some years of practice as a husband. "What you said was that if you had it to do over again you wouldn't marry." "And I wouldn't," she replied with renewed vigor; "I tell you I wouldn't. A woman doesn't know what she is getting into, and when she has discovered she can't get out of it." "But you seem to forget one thing, my love," I said soothingly, for I wouldn't have hurt my wife's' feelings for all the world, "Forget? Forget?" she answered in a tone which was of anger rather than of bitterness, I was glad to observe. "How can I forget?" '"I don't really see myself," I smiled, "but you have." "I have forgotten nothing," and she pinched our large tomcat's tail so maliciously that the old gent arose with hurried dignity and walked out of the .room. "But you have, my dear," I insisted. •"You have entirely forgotten that you were a widow when I married you." Whereupon, with a toss of her shapely and pretty head, my wife arose and went out after the cat, leaving her husband quite alone—and sad.—New York Sun. The Danger Past. Miss Antique—I always feared I would die young. Miss Pert—You must ftel greatly relieved now. ALL SORTS. Toiling, a new out-of-door game, described as resembling both golf and tennis, may become fashionable in' England. A pot that can not boil over has recently been invented in Berlin. It has a perforated rim, through which the overflowing fluid returns to the pot. An authority states that the gold in the shape of coin and ornaments hoarded by the natives ,of India amounts to the enormous sum of $1,250,000,000. Diparaossiacetophenondiphenilpiper- azine is the name conferred by an Italian chemist upon a new compound ho has discovered. The word is said tq mean something to chemical experts. The bishop of London in a recent address on "Reading," said: "All human . knowledge has been gained by the impertinence and pig-headedness of a small number of people who were always asking 'Why?' " "Tommy had a bitter disappointment yesterday." "What was it?" "Tell about t, Tommy." "The paper said our preacher was goin' to exchange pulpits with 'nother preacher—an' I went t' church, an' there wuz th' same pulpit —an' 'nother man."—Chicago Record; At a school examination in Lincoln; R. I., some of the children were asked' to give their ideas of the expression,! 'His spirits were dampened." Only! one hand went up, and the little fellow, 1 on being invited to give his explana-i tion, said: "He had been putting water in his whisky." ; Already nine-tenths of the trade of Bangkok is in English hands.

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