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BUDDKU, HEBTOUS DI8E18K8, HEAD1CHK, CONNTIPA TIOH costiYmriss, IWHUESTIOJI, UYKPKP u, Boioimin**, verm, rarunATM Or THU-BOWELS, PIUI8, sid ill ietuutt •till of U» Iittml'Tlictrs, P«r«lj Ttftttefel nUlilar »o utrcirjr, •l»rdi or DELETE' BIOII8 DBI'OS: ' ' FrlMttauita p«r box. Soft! 67 «I! Dra JUDWiY * CO , Si Wurren St., N. T. VB« mi* and uk tot RADWiT'a. ANR COLD IN THE HEAD ,«ll*i«4 lnsisnil|l» on« sppllcitltn ol -'• Catarrh Ptwdar Bimiy's IUV.- 7»Tira CIAMI*. *<^y to the Bt. I»*v. DUhop o* Oolumbiw, Ohio, wrlten; ,„ th. ..n,Kl, l» I..IP o*— »•« "• •««• K FMimiwow, CiMtodlM U. H. ApfrtlKt'o store*, , 60C. Birncy Catarrhal Powder Co. HC8 MASONIC TEMPI-K, CIIIOACO. Soli «ferj*herc bj ilrogglut* ot direct bj u. Sola br B. F. Keo»l!ng, J. It. Hanson and Ben Usher, Lo<nnsport. Ind. WANTED. A GENTS make $4-00 a day. Greatort kitchen utensil evet iBreoted. RetalU 85c. 2 to 6 •old In ere •sntv evet invented. RetalU !Bc. a toe 'erihoane. Smnple, po«t««* paid, tt« KoggKMi & MoittjUHK, ClndnnstU. Q. A ]Ni^L£4J>Ti Wlsaing to tDSkd $20 |x, qnfeflj at b«r oira home, address with •tamped emelon*, MlMLbctle B, Logan, Jollet, 111. TW« offer libonaflde. undltwlll par ?"• to lnv«ujB»to II IOQ CUD spare onJj tuo hours a Oaj. M llCto lake orders In ererr town and'city; no dfUferfng; good WUM from start; n»r«eeklr; •o capital required: work jenr rooiid. <*uue ng». $75.00 sell tne RttplU W«h'Ws?rwr. Wa.ih M and dries them In tno minutes wltnont wettjuu the bunds. .No eip«rlcni» •u*c4u4rir: ««1I8 ut wrmunent puMilcn. -A4d|«t» W. P. Utr- Co., Clerk No, 14, Colomtm, Onto. rfibn WANTED SALESMEN "" line of NU1WKR? STOCK and SEI5D POT*- TOJ8, LIBERAL SALARY or COMMISSION PAID WEEKLY. FERMANANT snd PA»1NW POSITIONS to GOOD KEN. SPECIAL INDOCB- i»NTs TO BEGINNERS: EXCLUSIVE TER- BKTORY GIVKN IK DESIRED. Write ut onee for temu to THe Hawks Nursery Co., RocUesier, N. Y. ANTAL-MiDY Tho»»1lny Capsule* aromporlol I to j Balsam ei < .Ccpalba, £ — I Caboba ', aM. _ .InjacUona, , . _ . J Tisy cars la 48 fcouwtbe I same dlseasea without aoyjoouo- IOLOIYAU.CM fooPYiuniiT. IS'.M.] Amateur iithletos ;ill o\vr the eoim- try aro preparing for the lioxinsr :md wrestling 1 championship tournament.* of the amateur athletic unions, which open in New York city tin March 1'.' next. The preliminaries are M:hed nled for that day in Madison Sqmin: garden, anil tin; tlimls come yu tin- ":Jit. Tho tonrnaiuont will be governed by the regular athletic amateur union rules, aud the representation of amateurs includes every Htute in the union, Some amateurs have supposed that the championships of the world will bo contested for, but it in the championships of this country that uru alone to bo settled. Director I 1 '. \V. Simper, of the Madison Square g:irdi>n, is now makinpr elaborate preparations for this carnival, and, comparatively distant as the day still is, he predicts that the- amateur athletics will ussemblo on a more imposing scale than has yet, been witnessed at any similar event in :i:iy city. In the boxing tourneys, arrangements have already been consummated with c'.nbs in San Fraiiciseo, Philadelphia, Helton, Chiuiijro, New Orleans, and every northern city with a population exceeding :iO.(X)|i to hnvu representative contestants from the regularly certified amateur orpini'/a- turns. Tho bantam class will heohliffp.il to weigh in at 10") pounds or under: the feather woijrhts at 1 !- r > pounds or under; the specials ut I'.'") pounds or under; the light weights at !::."« pounds or under, and the middle weights at l.TS pounds or under. There will also bo a heavy weight tourney at the standard weights. The wrestling contests are already being prepared for by duly certified amateurs all over the' country. The JAMEB K. CURTW. weights and classes are respectively: Bantam, 105 pounds; feather, 115; special, 185; trgteij-lSo, and middle, 138. The regular amateur athletic union championship medal (die gold) is to bo jresonted to the winner of each event, rhil« a silver medaVgooS to the second 'rt in each contest, and these prizes will be the recognized honors in the American amateur world, entitling 1 heir respective winners to ranking 1 tenors in their particular classen. The unusually largo number of contestants a due to the fact that entries are accepted from all amateur* who are members of recognized amateur clubs. Phe championship committee, as ap- xrinted, includes William H'. Curtis, of Jew York, Warren M. Salisbury, of Chicago, and James K. .Sullivan, of yew Jersey. A peculiar interest attaches to this carnival, owing to the recent wholesale suspension of the so-called ama- «ur boxers by the Metropolitan association, and the consequent promi- icnce given to all contestants outside if New York. Tho affair is strictly amateur, and all who arc in athletics 'or revenue only are to be rigorously Deluded. What action will bo taken with reference to the men in New fork who have been accused of nnter- ir. 8. COHN1SH. ng, in effect, the professional classes, t i» Impossible -to predict, but it is ertain that amateur standards will in no respect be changed. Of the most noted figures in amateur port, the majority promise to come rbm Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit. There will be Keen Fitzpatrick, of the Michigan Amateur Athletic union, accompanied a party of wrestlers, who, while till unknown to the tountry at large, irobably will carry away more than .no medal. From Wilmington, Del,, ohn C, Spoerl will head a team that will try for both wrestling and boxing honors. Baltimore claims to send the tar of the amateur boxing ring, Charles Gearing, who will be entered i the light-weight class, and, although _ young man, he is expected to make a cpntation at the meet. Charles P. rlontall will b« a conspjcflous figure in the Maryland delegation as well., • ..The record 6* the New-:Englandmen » being looked forward to with great nterest. Secretory Russell, of the New England clubs, is authority for | the statement that the Itiistomnns ulone will enter tell men, air.t probably more. The lack of harmony that has char- ai'leri/ed other amateur championship meets promises to he eliminated ut this alV(ii,r. To be sure, there is the dif- liciiHy about the stiimlhifr of the New York men, but amateurs throughout the country an; triad that the amateur standard is strictly adhered to, and that the professional men have been jfivun tho "go-by." The trouble with these amateur contests luis always lieen. heretofore, that the desii'e to inuke money has almost obliterated, the s|>ortinj, r spirit, and i" ruling out the money makers it service lias been rendered to amatoiirdom. .Moreover, the clubs of amateurs in and around Xuw York city have rallied around the committee, and the metropolis will be t represented by the recognized leaders of the sport. Maxwell K. Store, of the New York Athletic club, has been elected as referee, and Ki-inlc Peters, of the Boston A. A., will be one of the judges, and Ed W. Kearney, of the New York Athletic club, the other: Thus all possibility of unamateur influences prevailing is eliminated. .Many amateurs have been at a loss to understand the terms accord in RANK EXTRAVAGANCE. Itollniiili-Mi Mi,,| Ko-.ulK Cunt 1'iirirnTi MIID.V Millions Kuril V.Mr. 'I he important question of better country rnads is being agitated, though not as umrh as its imporlaiH-i: demands. When will farmers understand how extravagant it is for t hem to use poor roads? The extra eost for wear and tear, the smaller amount a team can haul, the annoyance of having to use bad roads, and the greatly depreciated value of real estate alontr sueh runds. an.! items, of loo much importance to he overlooked. Now, I want to make <mc or two suggestions as to how our roads may be greatly improved with but a trifling additional expense. .Miilte tho road-tax a cash tax, the; same as other taxes. Money judiciously ex- •Slip''* WAGNER'S Ti ANIMAL FRIENDS. ii Turin In Nvarly r Inirmli All 1IU Opi-fii*. \V!icrever Wagner made his home he liked In In- surruuii'li-d liy animals. His ::i, in :u-scril,,i:;;r his home cook. Vy< 111 l.!lc,-:- "Turn our two ( pastimr. whereas !ia\v chickens, [le u Inch often prmv s, the eook Two do Mendez, (iautier JOHN QKATIAJI. •which they may compete, yet the modus operandi is unusually simple.- The entry form requires the name of the contestant and the events in which he proposes to compete. Kitch competitor must certify, also, that be is an; amateur, according to the laws of tin? A. A. U. of the L'nited States, and musO certify, over the signature of the secretary of his club, the last four per- formiinces in which he took p.irt. Of these performances he must specify the date, the event, (i. o., its nature), the winner, and the place won in the amateur rank. Secretary Sullivan, of the A. A, U., receives and tiles all entry blanks. The southerners are preparing several surprises for the carnival, but the nature of them is being 1 carefully concealed by the clubs of Jacksonville, Mobile and New Orleans. It is stated that in the feather-weight boxing con- testa the Georgia amateurs are preparing to do great things, but it is hardly likely that the prestige already won by Pittsburgh in this line will be lowered. The spirit of the affair is to givo a chance to the hitherto little-known men, and there is, hence, a general reluctance to make predictions as to whether any one city will get more medals than another. There are many amateurs in New Eng'land who seem likely to give the New Yorkers a hard tuBsel for the wrestling 1 tournament championships, but in the New York Athletic club it seems to be the opinion JAMK8 K. SULLIVAN". that the metropolitans will win pretty much whatever there is to win. That the friends of amateur sport will crowd to the garden during tho continuance of tho carnival has already been evidenced by tho advance auction sale of boxes. 'Manager Sanger has already been telegraphed to in this connection, by amateur club men in S»n Francisco and Chicago. Other friends of the sport who will attend are President Weeks, of the Mercury Foot club, "Abe" Hummel, the litigious friend .of a host of the contestants, A. G. Mills, Charles liurnham and others, as noted. The meetings of the official committees ot many of the western athletto organizations will bo held in Now York during tho progress of the tournament, an'd the result is that, during tho latter port of March, there will be in Now York the representative men of the amateur world. A list of the delegates would bo a catalogue of the prominent figures in the athletic directory. It is not unlikely that some new code will be formulatrd with reference to the standing of athletes, 'with reference to professional and amateur contests. This courso. is du- sirablo, in order to end many petty disputes that at present are arousing much bitterness among athletes all over the country. The arrangements in the amphitheater are all that could bo wished, from tho spectators' point of view. The seating accommodation will be distributed strictly in accordance with the rules of precedence, and friends of contestants will havo ample opportunity of seeing not only, fair play, but .of judging . for themselves, how fair, in their opinion, the referee's doclalonp are. In this respect the show promises to outdo all other flstio and wrestling carnivals ever arranged. There will be no deviation from amateur rules for any person or club. and t!ic umuiii;l or '.:i:>or Uli'.v huvn s; work ol huuliiiiJ uiul repairs.' 1 — tJuoil Jtn^l.--. pendcd will <;u twice as fur ii: improving our roads us tin; same annHii.it pai< in work by tin; taxpayer, who works out his tax when it best suits his con vcnienee, and often when the road if not in the best condition to be im proved. It is the style, in many places, for tho people to yet together, and, without any well-arranged plan, to have 11 good jolly time visiting and, at 'the same time, cancelling their road- tax without even mnkin;r any attempt at permanent improvement, when u, good reliable supervisor, with just a sufficient number of hands and teams to work to advautagw, would be able to -make permanent repairs, instead of the temporary slipshod work that would have to be done over every year. Another important matter is to have vehicles so constructed that they will do the least amount of damage to the roads. For instance, .all he.uvy draft wagons should be made with wide tires, say four to live inches wide, which would, In a great measure, prevent rutting. A narrow tired wagon, carrying one and a half to two tons, is bound, especially when the ground is soft, to cut down till it reaches something solid, sueh as a stono or root. It ia not un uncommon thiOff, especially in the spring or fall, when much heavy hauling is done, to see rutsdeop enough (b let the wheels down half way to the hub. If lute in tho fall anit the ground suddenly freezes up, as it often does in a night, these deep ruts may remain for weeks, A broad tire acts as a roller, and instead of rutting, smooth* and hardens the track, and the friction or resistance is so much less that much greater loads can be hauled. A man who does a great deal of hauling, mostly of green lumber, told me the other day that with his broad-tired wagon he could haul four tons as easy an he could haul three tons on a narrow-tired wagon. Tho farmer can haul his grain and hay over the farm with greater case, and without making ruts through the fields with tho broad-tired wagon. How to bring about a change: If the legislature would pass an act requiring all heavy draft wagons made after tho passage of said act to have wide tires, or if a certain amount would be deducted from every person's road tax who uses wido tires, I think the change could readily be brought about Wheel-' men were quick to learn the superior advantage of wido tires. You could j scarcely sell a bicycle with the old- j fashioned narrow tire at any price, the j wide-tired ones run uo much easier. i Before closing this article, I would like to advise every one who keeps j " J " I e.x- -•iy-. and I'ohl mention only one. Poiib'Jess the e.ook knew best; lull I he "enormous" New- foil lid hi in I l!uss war, obviously the' mure notable of the two. 1'cihl says of UiN tloy (wiio now lies buried in the U'alin- fried gunleu at HayriMith at his mailer's fed; that "it took Stucki-r. who came out at Uuss' .signal, some time to convince (lie faithful guardian that I was an admirer of the master. At'ter- ward we — StoeUer, Russ und 1—became the best of friends," F. Avenari-.is, the son of Wagner's half-sister, lias preserved two anecdotes which sho'.v that. a. love of animals, like a love of luiture, w;is a trait in Uaffner.s childhood. The boy went all over town limiting for irnod natiired do.ifs and fnrmin;; friendships with them. One day he heard whiniicr sounds in a ditch, and found a yoiin;;- puppy. Knowiii!,' that no sueh addition to a lai'ifi: family at. home woii'.d receive ollicial approval, lie seeretlv sinuj^'lcd it into his bedroom, where he fed it and kept it warm until it was betrayed by its whining. Un another occasion his mother heard squeaking sounds ill his room, but could not. locate I hem. When the j teacher c:i:ne to [five the boy his '.esson i he notice.! a peculiar, disagreeable i odor. Investigation brought to light. | in l!ic!iard's bureau a whole family ol • yiiuiiK 1 rabbit*. "Tile pour thing would have died," was the boy's cnse. lie h;id made an air-hole for them, aud his sister had provided the food. (.inly once in bis life did Wnirnor kill an animal for amusement. He.joined a party of \<mn^ r hunte.rs ;tnd shot a rabbit. Its dying look met his eyes and so moved him to pity that nothing could have ever induced him to ^o hunting aCTiin. The impression here made on him is echoed in the libretto of his I'lirly opera, the Fairies, where the doe is hit by the arrow: "Oh, see: the animal weeps, a. tear is in its eye. Oh, how its broken look rests on me!" And again, in his last, work, in the pathetic lines of (.iv.rneman/ reproaching 1'arsifal for kiilin.tr the saered swan. Animals are introduced in all but three of his operas (Dutchman, Tristun and Meistersinjjer), There are horses in Kien/.i, Tnnnhanser. Walkurc, Ootterdammerunff; a swan and dove in Lohengrin; hunting "-logs in Tann- hu-user: a toad and a snake in Rhcingold: a ram in Walkure: :i. bear, a dragon and a bird in Siegfried: ravens in fiotterdammerunjr; a swan iu 1'ar- bifal. The swans, the bird and the dragon are accompanied by some of the most characteristic or beautiful music in the several operas; and it is interesting to note that the swan motive iu Lohengrin reappears in a modified form in Parsifal, just as a few motives from Tristan are introduced in the Meister- fiinger, where Sachs alludes to that legend. In this delightful kind of self- quotation Wajfner followed the precedent of Mozart, who introduces a number from Figaro in Don Juan—with humorous intent, however, in this case. When Wagner died, in his seventieth year,several -interesting artistic and literary projects were buried with him. One of these was to write "A History of My'Dops." It would have been an extremely- interesting little book, no doubt., for next to his work and a few intimate friends, there was nothing in the world to which he was so attached is to hi£.dogs. , From his early youth to his last days ic always had one who was his constant companion, whether he was vriting or resting. At Madgcburff, in 83-1, he had a poodle of musical pro- )ensities, who accompanied him to all he rehearsals at the theater. At first he was allowed to enter tho orchestra circle, but, when he permitted himself to "criticise' 1 the performances this privilege was tuken away from him, anil be had to wait at the stag? door to accompany his master home. Wolzogen thinks it was the same dog i Hie. "Am! .M;il HI I'an-.' v.-llicli eou- ! tains man v ai;lul;iographic details h* ' lh'.- guise of fiction. Tho temporary • loss, <>f ibis animal in London au;s.eil One of the deep -st. pangs a ish !i-'» master ever felt! The successor of KobK-r \\ :LS TcpH. ' the most, fa inous of all dogs. in; used !os;iy that ;h:s dog Jiclpt-il liini to i-om- ; pose Tanuhauser. i "It seems t.'uit when nt the piano. | singiiiL' with his .•te.eiiwtomeu bolster! OUSIH-SS, the dog. whoH,,, constant pi;i.o<i • was :it 111- master's feel- would oc- 1 casionally leap to the table, [>cer ii:to> • his face and howl piteously. Then ! wugner would address his vhn'iueuk I critic' with: 'What) 1] does not .-uii. i you?' and. shaking the animal's pn-.v. | would say. quoting 1'uck: 'Weil. I j will do thy bidding gently.' " : In later years, a.t. Zurich, he loved tc* j talk to bis dog when taking his daily ! wall;.--Henry T. Fink, iu Our Auimul Friends. HOW HE TolU M 1-or nf CHOSE A CLERK. IOVN :t St.iry m liot-ll I.>*WV*T. A lawyer advertised for a clerk. Thu r.viiod next morning' the oiliee was orov with applicants—all bright and :>i suitable. He I).(do them wnil llJ1.il should arrive, anil then arranircil Li all ill a row and said he. would then) a story, note their comments, judge from that v. I.oin he would cho "A certain r.-trmei-." bc^:m lh<: 1 ver, "was troubled with :i red s<;i:i j that (rot in t.hi-onjrh a hole in his .> [ and stole seeil con;, lie resolve-,i kill the MHiinv.l at tin- !',i>:. 0:111,. n':ty. Seeiny him t'o in ;.; the h'>:,. -nu* noon, he t,o.,!< hi- shotgun am! ibvil a.w:iv. The tir--,. sii.it set I he IMVII oii lire." -Did the barn b'.irn'. 1 " said one, of jhi> boys. The lawyer, without ar.suei'HV;, cou- t ill tied: "And seeinpf the barn on lire 1 tba farmer sei/cd u pail of water arid ran t')i put it out." "Did in- put it -OH I'.'" saiii auother. "As he pa.sse.il inside the door shut- t<t and tile barn was soon in llamcs. VYheji the hired fjirl rushed out with moru water—" "Did they all burn up".'" said another boy. The lawyer went on without answer; "Then the old lady eauie out. and alk was noise a-nd confusion, and everybody was trying to put out the tire." "Did anyone burn up?" said another- The lawyer said: "There, that will do; you have all shown great interest. in the story." But observing one little bright-eyed fellow in deep silence, he said: "Now, ray little man, what have you to say?" The little fellow blushed, grew- uu- easy and stammered out: "I want, to. knoxv what bec^iuu of that squirrel; that's what I want to know?" "You'll da," said the lawyer; "you are my man; you have not been switched off by a confusion and barn burning, and the hired girls and water pails. You have kept your eye on. the squirrel."—Fact in Court. AN ODD VERDICT. IIKG LO aUVI»U C vci y uuu »»uu ncvk>>^ [ , , ,,, liiii rn horses to have asmall box In each stall ! of whom Wagner related the following always supplied with salt A horse will then only cat of it when he needs i it, and never too much.—C. H. Dana, in N. Y. Witness. New Concr«tn for Komlx. A succebeful ftpplicatlon has been made, it appears, of the newly-invented road concrete, some time u.gu described in the papers of Germany, and its usefulness in various directions seems to be assured. Curiously enoufrh,shavings and planing mill chips, either of common or fancy wooda, and which may be stained before use if desired, are mixed with cheese—or rather, casein— One day he took him along on an excursion in the Saxon Switzerland. Wishing to climb a precipitous rock on the Ba.»tei, and fearing 1 that the poodle might come to grief, he threw down his haudkercief for the dog- to watch. But the animal was too clover for him. After a moment of deliberation bo scratched a hole in the ground, buried the handkerchief for safe keeping, and then made haste to clamber after hU master. His next pet at Riga was a \>ig Newfoundland dof named Robber. He b«- longed at first to an English merchant, calcined magncsian limestone, glycerin, I but became so passionately attached silicate of 'soda and a little linseed oil, . to Wagner, following him by day, lying and thfs combination of substances is .[ on his doorstep at night, tiiat h« was forced by hydraulic pressure into molds, where it is allowed sufficient time to harden. When dry, the composition is strong and solid and can bo sawed, plained, polished and varnished. Among its various proposed uses aro ornamental panels and wall surface coverings, etc.—N. Y. Sun. An Fn«i«r J'iuii. Little Pans-liter—This book says i that in Norway a girl has to make a j whole lot of linen before she can get , married. i Mother—Yes, it, is tin; custom there. Little Daughter—I'm pb-l I'm an j American. Here we only have to learn I to typewrite.—Good News. H OOP'S GUARANTEES a cure: Whit it has done for others it will do far yon. Be sort to pt Hood's Sanaparillsu last adopUd as a member of tho family. He, too, accompanied his master to a)l rehearsals, and on the wny , he always took a bath in the canal; being a Russian dog, he kept up this habit even in winter, provided he could . find a hole in the ice. His career as a musical critic was cut short, like that of the poodle. His favorite place was between the conductor's desk , and the double-bass player. ; The latter he always reffard- ed with suspicion, because of hi:< constantly pushing the bow iu his diroc- tlon, -•-One evening a sudden vehement Bforzando push, of the bow proved too much for him, and Wagner was suddenly startled and the piece interrupted by the cry: "Herr Capcll- .meister, the dog!" Robber had the kirtior of accompanying his master to t>ariB on that stormy ocean trip which lasted almost four weeks, and he is, of course, the canine hero of the novel- A .Torr DdcllDM to Mwk«« U»llro»<l P»r fora Limb Shortened bj » Nmi»li-l'|i. • Expert testimony frequently brings, out unexpected fact* Iu a suit far- damages against a railroad, tried last year at llinghamtoh, the plaintiff, whose right lejr wiwiiyujred in a smashup, put forth the claiin that on his recovery the injured leg was shorter thau it really ought tb 'be, on account ot which he demanded extra damages. His physicians testified' io the truth of this, and two pairs of trousers, muda for the plaintiff after tne accident, were exhibited, in e««h of which thu rij-ht leg waft longer thai the left Jn reply couospl for the i*cienti« set forth that the point should not be considered for three reason H: '....'/ 1. That it >was a eomuaon thin;,'- for men to have legs of unequal length. a. That they suffered no ilicoa- vcnience thereby. . & That previous to the accident the* plaintiff's leg* hart not been males. To prove the first and second points, physicians from tlie JBinghamton State hospital were called .is experts, and they tentiflcil that in tbo measurement of pnticut.s tliey frequently found a difference in tho length of the leps. and that unless such discrepancy was very considerable, the men arc not inconvenienced in any rospecv ami frequently were unaware of Micb discrepancy. One of the doctors being nuked if ha could think of any circwiuntances uu- der which a slight iliffercncc in tho length of a man's ICRM wnnM result iu trouble for the owner, repHeil after deep thought: "If a man with ,tef» «f aneqaal length were lout oii tb» ittpva prairiu or in any other, lurgf spac^^nth no landmarks to go by, the lODfcer/lstf would travel iu a circular «J}»fTtion. Such cases have been reported. ,'O»at Is th* only supposition that occurn io mo." B'iDully, as proof, of the last point, the defense called the plaintiffs tailor, who produced oM mieiMiircments for plaintiffs troiigexw. t-'ih«u before tho accident, all of .which «li<>w'«d to tho evident surprise of .tlx; pViioiifl that his right leg hn<l t *lw^jri) be«n a fraction of an inch longer than his loft. The jury not believiigf.-, jtfk6 .likelihood of the piaintifTN (rtittoK lout on a prairie as worthy of. consideration, declined to take into nooi>nDt this cruel inequality, and pave a verilict for damages covering only tlu; time l««t durinff the healinprof the injnreil member.—N. Y. Siun. Th« Bl»«-h lltll" O:ivo. The great cave, in t In;-; Mack Hills, region is said to be IHty-two miles 'oils', "n<l contains «e:»rly one tlio.i- Kami five hnmlro«i rooinn, M»ne two blind red fecthipb having been openeii. There arc stream*, ival^rfslls and thirty-Keven lakes. «'iie ot .which is an acre in extent. 'J'no chv« in six thousand feet above w a >cv«-l antl four hun- ired fuel beiovt Uie carlh'a sorfaco.— Boston Budget, '