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BY M. L. D.
A rear la heaven for her. What is sh
Of holy things,, of things divine iaa4
true? 1
What glorious visions are there still ntf
folding Which here she never knew?
pid angel friends await her at her comlngf
Did angel faces greet her with a smile t
Were all the dear ones eager to receive her
Whom she had lost a while ?
A year on earth for us without her pre
sence A year of loneliness and grief and pain ;
But still we smile amid our tears in think
ing Our loss is butcher gain.
We miss her in our Joys and in our tot
rows ; . . .
She was our life, our centre and our sua
And yet we would not call her back", but
"O God, thy will be doner .
For heaven and earth are very close to
gether, Though she' is there, she la not far
She could not leave the dear one, loved
so fondly, '
Even in heaven to stay t
But still her spirit, like a guardian angel.
Is bending o'er us with her own fond
And sometimes she brings heaven so very
near us ' J
We almost think we're there.
A yetr in heaven for her, of rest and
for us a year on earth, with her above;
llut heaven and earth are both together
And over all is Love t
Women Who Work.
name of Tktn BalMon t Uotim.
Louisville Courier Journal-
" Thus fur shalt thou go and do
farther" is not a command to be
laid on the modern woman. No
sooner have yon fixed upon an in
dustry or a particular line of occu
pation aa manifestly impracticable
for her than presto, change ! Open
your eyes and behold her, driven by
the exigencies of the daily straggle
for bread and butter, adventuring
boldly and yet shrewdly, and mak
ing a success of that very thing.
Perhaps the last business in which
you would expect to find a woman is
blacksmithing, and yet Miss Bole,
the pretty girl blacksmith who is
said to be making quite a pile of
money in 'Frisco, has already a rival
in Alide Wilder, a tall and not unat
tractive brunette, who makes very
creditable horse shoes in a little shop
under an elm tree in the suburbs of
Brooklyn. Miss Wilder is twenty
six years old, probably, and has
dark, Oriental-looking eyes and short,
curly, dark hair. Her form ia slen
der but well knit, and she has been
accustomed to help her father in the
smithy in preference to doing house
hold duties ever since she was a
child. One secret of the attraction
which the occupation has for her is
her love for horses, the most restive
brute submitting quietlj to her con
trol. Miss Wilder wears short
gown of dark serge about ber work,
with a rather coquettishly-shaped
leather apron and two or three knots
of scarlet ribbon. It is surprising
what a number of horses at once
seem to need shoeing when her figure
ia noticed against the light of the
forge fires, bhe has become her
father's partner rather than assistant,
and says she means . to continue in
the business.
Capt Mary Miller, of Kentucky,
who runs a steamboat on the Mis
sissippi, has also her parallel in a
woman who is engineer while her
husband is master of a trading
steamer on the Columbia river,
Washington Territory. Mrs. Dow,
of Dover, N. H., has proved that a
woman can manage a horse railroad
company. That she can successfully
control a manufacturing corporation
is shown by Miss Elizabeth E. Hogan,
a shoe manufacturer of Newark,
who has paid within a few months
past over $40,000 to the creditors of
her father, which those who received
it could have had no hopes of get
ting. Patrick Hogan failed for
$50,000 in 1881, and compromised
for 20 per cent with his creditors.
He paid $10,000 and resumed busi
ness in the name of his daughter,
who was in charge of the stitchers'
room at the time of the failure.
Some time ago- he died, and Miss
Hogan became practically as she had
before been nominally the head of
the concern. She worked hard, lived
VOL. TI.--NO. 32.
economically, and within the month
has fulfilled her father's dying re
quest and paid the last cent of the
old , debts which had been compro
mised. She now has' a new and
larger factory, the good will of the
leather .manufacturers, who admire
herplpck and energy, and is doing
an excellent business.
The West boasts its ranch women
and farmers, but the largest farm in
Queens county, Long Island, is man
aged by Mrs. Sarah A. Barnum, who,
in spite of her burden of seventy
three years, runs 2,000 acres for
dollars and cents, and furnishes oc
cupation according to the season to
from forty to one hundred men.
Mrs..Barnum's husband conducts a
clothing business in New York, but
the farm in Hempstead was Inherited
by her from her first husband, and
is under her undisputed control. The
large estate is purely a stock farm,
and . Mrs. Barnum boasts ( that she
has oeyer received less than $500 for
colt born on her premise. Many
have brought $15 .or jnre. Two
hundred horses is an average number
to be found at one time in the roomy
stalls.-" UuTogy "and "Macbeth, the
racers,' Biloxi and Mercury, a fine
black Hambletonian, are the blooded
horses on the place. Every morning,
rain or shine, during the busy sea
son, Mrs, Barnum's pony and pha
ton may be seen moving briskly to
and fro on the premises. Besides
managing her farm, Mrs. Barnum is
a power in local politics. She has
been known to control primaries,
and generally carries her points at
the polls. By her attendance at the
meetings of the Board of Supervi
sors she has earned the title of the
u Eighth Member." It was she who
persuaded the town to sell Hemp
stead Plains to A. T. Stewart for
$400,000 and put the money at in
terest for support of the schools and
the poor. Other notable women far
mers are Miss Ilinman and Miss
Amos, who raise fruit in South Pa
sadena, Cal., can it and ship their
goods to New York and Chicago.
The largest chicken farm in the
country is managed by a woman. A
seventeen-acre flower farm in West
Seneca, N. Y., yields an income of
$2,500 to a woman.
The undertaker's business might
not be supposed to present attrac
tions to women, but Mrs. R. Cuddey
is a round, plump little creature who
swings to and fro in a low rocker in
an establishment on Broadway,
Brooklyn, with a crape-covered coffin
to the right of her and a pile of
rose-wood caskets, surmounted by a
baby's coffin in white, to the left
Her husband was the original under
taker of the family. He became
first crippled with rheumatism, leav
ing the control of things in her
hands as assistant, and then died.
She had learned the business, and
continues it She puts .on the hah
dies and the plates, and arranges the
linings with the skill of a cabinet
maker, and, when called upon, she
superintends embalming.
It is a commonly received theory
that men prefer not to do business
wun a woman, out Mrs. o. j. ijeiana,
who is agent for one of the finest
bachelor palaces in New York city,
does not find that sex stands in a
woman's way when she has genuine
business ability. The Alpine, which
she manages, stands at the corner of
Broadway and Thirty-third street,
and is a type of the big bachelor
apartment buildings. Mr. MacAl
pine built it and called it after him
self with the Mao deft oft, ud it - is
as full as it can hold of men who
have neither wives nor children li?
ing with them. A suite of three
rooms and a bath rents at from $30
to $60 a week without being fur
nished, and the lawyers, bankers,
brokers, big commercial men, retired
naval officers and the like who smoke
their pipes there are rich enough to
buy sculpture, paintings, valuable
books enough and bric-a-brac to fil
the stately palace with all the tri
umphs of modern civilization. The
revenue of the house is a large one,
and the money is handled, the entire
establishment controlled and the ser
vants furnished by Mrs. Leland.
A group of bright women who
have found that the insurance busi
ness will yield a good living have
organized an insurance company in
New York, and Mrs. E. E. Atwood
is a quiet, capable little body who
conducts a life and fire insurance
agency in the most systematic and
methodical manner in the Equitable
Building, Boston. Miss Annette
Whitney conducts a successful insu
ranee business in Osage, Ia and the
number of vromeri is constantly in
creasing who,' left widows, become
insurance agents, taking up their
husbands' clientele. Miss Mary K
Murphy, the enterprising real estate
agent who does a big business in the
Twenty-third and the Twenty-fourth
wards of New York, is also a good
insurance agent fully empowered to
write policies for the different com
The Southern women, so many of
whom have been thrown on their
Own resources since the war, have
developed wonderful energy as far
mers, fruit canners, managers of
cotton, sugar and rice plantations,
eta, some of them, as, for instance,
Mrs. E. O, Woelper, formerly Miss
Estelle Oustine, of New Orleans,
now a Boston real estate broker,
making enviable reputations in other
sections of the country. Miss Maria
Chotard, of Natchez, Miss., is rav
ishing New Orleaus this summer
with a new bonbon, manufactured
from the flowers of the sweet olive
tree, and making a small fortune out
of a table delicacy in the shape of a
clear syrup brewed from the same
posies. Two sisters in New Orleans
have gone into the dairy business on
a large scale, and Mrs. Alexander
Delmas, in recognition of her sue
cessful management of a large sugar
plantation in the heart of the beau
tiful Teche county, has been elected
a member of the Louisana Sugar
Planters' Association. Another New
Orleans woman, Mary E. Farnham,
has shown herself possessed of some
practical gift by taking out recently
a patent for a new car-starter.
Carpentry is not considered an
especially feminine occupation, but
the New Century Guild of Philadel
phia recently offered prizes for the
best nail driving and sawing, which
were won by Miss J. It Baker and
Miss C. Altemus, respectively. One
lady member of the guild claimed to
have built fences, another to have
friend who roofed her own house and
a third to know a woman who had
built a house out and out. Mean
time the trade of cabinet making is
successfully followed by Mrs. M. J
Cullen, of Ninth avenue, New York,
and by a number of women in Bos.
ton, while fresco painting from a
scaffold is by no means the most
difficult part of the work' of Miss
Mary Tillinghast, the well-known
New York decorator, who also, in
the capacity of an architect, min
utely superintends the erection of
important buildings.
There are a number of women
physicians, yet the appointment of
Dr. Sophia Frendler TJnger as Sani
tary Inspector for the New York
Board of Health for the months of
July and August is accepted as a
token of their advance in popular
consideration. There are not many
women druggists, but Mrs. It S,
Brunner aud Miss de Socarras gradu
ated with honors from the New York
College of Pharmacy last year, aud
Mrs. Brunner, who is a pleasant
faced woman of thirty, at once went
into business with her huiband in
Brooklyn. Mme. Budoff, of New
Orleans, who drives a brisk trade in
the Crescent City, is secretary of the
Louisiana State Pharmaceutical As
sociation. There are not many wo
men dentists, but Dr. Olga Neymann,
the slight, dark-haired young Cornell
co-ed. who fills teeth at Madison ave
nue, has two fellow practitioners of
her own sex in New York and one in
Brooklyn, while the several graduates
of the different dental colleges are
establishing themselves in different
cities in the country.
One of the brightest business wo
men in New York is Mrs. Sallie
McDonald, the granddaughter of the
noted Tom Corwin, who is an ener
getic and successful advertising so
licitor, and gets a handsome income.
She is remarkably even-tempered,
keen and full of ideas, and is con
sidered the best collector of money
in the advertising business. Mrs.
Janet Runtz-Rees, the president of
the Kindly Club, has made a success
of writing advertisements, a line of
work which several women have gone
into, one bright little soul being em
ployed by a New York firm at a sal
ary of $3,000 a year.
Mrs. Remington Vernam is the
name of the woman who has created
the summer resort of Averne-by-the-
Sea. When her husband took a slice
of Rockaway Beach for a bad debt
she planned the cottages, drew the
elevations', and platted out a village
on the sand, telling the carpenters
where to build. Then she went to
Holland to study the sewerage sys
tem, armed with one trunk and a
letter to the Minister at the Hague,
She poked questions at the engineers.
and came back with a plan for a
canal with a water-course thirty-two
feet wide, running from one to an
other of the great expanse of water
in Jamaica Bay. The canal answers
the purposes of pleasure and sanita
tion, and admits small steamers and
sailing craft At each end is a sluice
way of solid masonry with double
gates, the whole costing $10,000, and
making a considerable engineering
work to have been superintended by
a woman. She has forced the success
of Averne, and proved herself a most
capable manager.
Mrs. Emma Yewdall is making
money out of a livery stable in the
annexed district of New York city.
She accumulated some money as a
successful milliner, inherited a little
more, and desiring a more active life
and being fond of horses, she went
into the business of letting them.
She doesn't wash carriages or groom
the horses, but she keeps the books
and makes a good living. Mrs.
Louise Brooks, of Concord, Mass., is
another woman who lets her teams
by the hour. Women barbers do not
thrive, at least hereabouts. ? Mrs.
Lewis Greenslade,' the wife of the
religious crank known as " Lewis
the Light," is deft with the razor,
but has lately been compelled to
move from Brooklyn to New York
for lack of patronage. Brooklyn
and New York have several women
butchers, especially in the .Jewish
quarters. There are also several
women opticians, in which latter bu
siness the Misses Bradley do well in
Philadelphia. Everybody knows that
one member of the big dry goods
firm of the Ridleys' is a woman,
while another woman is the respon
sible cashier of Macy's great estab
lishment Mrs. Adolph Heller and
Miss Duffy manage dry goods stores
in Philadelphia. The jewelry buyer
for one o( the largest houses in
Brooklyn is feminine, while a hard
ware store, a coffee house and a coal
yard in New York are represented
by women. Women make notably
good hotel keepers, several of the
best on the Jersey coast being run
by them this season. Mrs. La Fetra
has just opened a temperance hotel
of 100 rooms on H street, Washing
ton, D. C.
A Woman's Silk Culture Associa
tion has been formed in Massachu
setts, with Mrs. Marion McBride, of
Boston, as president. That women
understand the benefits of co-opera
tion is shown by the co-operative
laundry in Bond street, New York,
officered and managed by working
girls, with Miss Kate Foley as super
intendent. The colored women of
Little Rock, Ark., have organized a
washerwomen's association. An un
usual business for a woman is that
conducted bv Mrs. Christina F.
Haley, who has made a comfortable
fortune out of the examination of
inventions and patent claims. Mrs.
Haley was chairman of the Business
Women's Committee of Sorosis until
the recent election of Mrs. Ella
Hitchcock, a successful telegraph
operator. Mrs. Allen, of One-Hun-
dred-and-Twenty-Second street, has
discovered a new vocation and acts
as guide for tourists shopping in
New York. Women constables, dep
uty sheriffs, etc., are not unknown in
the West, even outside of the woman-
managed Kansas towns, Mrs. C. O.
Winger being constable of Herman,
Minn., and Miss Knowles deputy
constable in Montana.
Girls are usually credited with
precocity, and the fifteen little
waitresses, only ten years old, who
uniform themselves in gray woolen
gowns, fluffy aprons, snowy bakers'
caps, cardinal stockings and red rib
bons to serve the customers of a
good-sized restaurant in Green street,
New York, make a staff as novel as
youthful. Kentucky discounts the
boy preachers with Mary Semons,
ten years of age, who has delivered
sermons in Falmouth and converted
sinners. Maud Hutchinson, of Deull
county, Dakota, drove a team and
did a full share of the work in
stacking 500 acres of hay when only
seven. Arizona brags of a girl mining
expert on whose judgment the men
bet when the ore was taken out of
the Tucson mines when she was
seventeen. Little Kate Reimer car
ries mail in Kansas, and there are
numberless instances of strength and
endurance on the part of girls to
prove that under a different system
of physical education more vigor
would be developed by women. Dr.
Mary Putnam Jacobi thinks that
women ought to be letter carriers,
but enough has been said to show
that the necessity of self-support is
leading them to push their way into
new avenues of labor every year.
Don't Have To.- Frog (to ele
phant) How far can you jump, you
big lummix ? Elephant I can't
jump at all, froggy-woggy. Frog
(hoisting his shoulders) You're un
lucky. When I see an enemy ap
proaching, with a few jumps I'm
out of danger. Elephant When I
see an enemy approaching I don't
have to jump.
A store in Atlanta, Ga., has been
built entirely of paper.
Hn. Florence SlA brick.
Great Britain is now convulsed
over the May brick trial, in which a
wife, young and handsome, has been
condemned to death for having poi
Boaed her husband. The trial has
also; evoked great interest on this
Bide of the Atlantic, where Mrs.
Maybrick is known to a large circle
of friends, having been born in this
country, where she resided up to the
time of her marriage.
Mrs. Elizabeth Mavbrick is the
daughter of William G. Chandler, a
banker of Mobile, Ala., who died
suddenly in 1860. A year afterwards
his widow, Mrs. Carrie E. Chandler,
married Col. Frank Dn Barry, a Con
federate officer, with whom her name
had been unpleasantly coupled before
her husband's death. In 18G3 Col.
DuBarry was ordered to Europe for
the purpose of makiug contracts for
ordnance stores. He took his wife
and stepdaughter with him and em
barked on a blockade runner. The
Reamer had been at sea only a few
days wheh the colonel suddenly ex
pired, and, at the command of the
wife, the body was buried at sea.
Subsequently Mrs. DuBarry married
Baron von Rogue, a German officer,
then a member of Crown Prince
Frederick's staff.
James Maybrick was a cotton
broker doing an extensive business in
Liverpool. He seems to have been a
very impressionable man, for on
nearly every visit to the United
States he managed to fall in love
with some fair passenger, and there
were two or three engagements.
Meeting Florence Chandler on board
a steamer in 1881, he proposed to
her and was accepted. The marriage
took place in the fashionable St.
James church, Piccadilly, London.
At that time the residence of the
bride was given as Norfolk, Va. Mr.
and Mrs. Maybrick appear to have
lived amicably together for some
years, although the husband was
twice as old as the wife. Her fond
ness for display and somewhat reck
less gaiety led to disputes and finally
culminated in a quarrel. Mrs. May
brick has confessed that she wronged
her husband with a gentleman of
the name of Brierly, but insists that
her husband forgave her. -The ill
matched couple resided at Grassen
dale House in the best part of Liver
pool, and they had two children.
Last April Mr. Maybrick took very
ill. On May 8th Alice Yapp, the
children's nurse, took a letter, which
she received from her mistress, to
the post Alice says the baby dropped
the letter in the mud, which soiled
it Fearing the mother's auger, the
girl decided to place it in another en
velope, but, being curious, read its
contents. This letter was addressed
to "A. Brierly, Huskisson street,
Liverpool," he being also a cotton
broker and May brick's friend. This
letter said " He was sick to death,"
and "Doctors have held consulta
tion ; all depends upon how long his
strength will hold out" Another
sentence was : " M. has been delirious
since Sunday, and I know he is igno
rant of everything, even name of
street" The signature, "Florie,"
showed the intimate relations between
the writer and Brierly. Instead of
mailing the letter, Alice Yapp gave
it to Edwin Maybrick on the day of
his brother's death. Edwin showed
no suspicion, but allowed the funeral
to take place, though he kept a strict
watch en the widow. A day or two
afterwards she was arrested, the body
was exhumed, an inquest held and
great quantities of arsenic were
found in the stomach. During the
trial it came out that Mrs. Maybrick
had bought arsenic, some of which
was hidden jn her bedroom. She
persisted in saying she had bought
this for the purpose of preparing a
lotion for her face. It was also
found that Mr. Maybrick often had
ordered arsenic powders from the
drug store. The defence was that
Mr. Maybrick was an habitual arsenic
eater. Doctors who gave evidence
disagreed in a most remarkable way,
and it was generally thought she
would not be found guilty, as the
evidence was all circumstantial. The
judge, Sir James Stephen, one of the
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summed up strongly against her, and
the jury, after a short deliberation,
unanimously found her guilty, her
letter to Brierly doing more than
anything else to impress the jury
with a sense of her guilt. There is
no appeal from her death sentence,
and the Euglish law only requires
three Sundays to intervene between
sentence and execution. Sir James
Stephen is blamed for having shown
bias against her, aud the jury i3
blamed for having too blindly fol
lowed his instructions. Monster
petitions are being signed, both pub
licly at the centres of population
and professionally inside the limits
of law, medicine and chemical sci
ence. A very short time will suffice
to show the result of this activity.
dirniiiH or Gold.
It is not what we intend, but what
we do, that makes us useful.
Happiness is a roadside flower
growing on the highways of useful
ness. It is a good thing to be able to let
go the less for the sake of the
The greatest loss of time that I
know of is to count the hours. Ra
belais. Men say of women what they
please ; women do with men what
pleases them.
Carry the radiance of your soul in
your face ; let the world have the
benefit of it. Fox.
The moral cement of society i3
virtue. It unites and preserves,
while vice separates and destroys.
As ovsters are swallowed when
they are opened, so is the frank man
taken in when he tells his plans to
One of the greatest causes of
trouble in this world is the habit
people have of talking faster than
they think.
How to preserve the just balance
of thrift and enterprise is a problem
for each one of us to solve. Glad
New religions are to be judged not
so much by the men that make them
as by the men they make. Joseph
A Compositor's Feat. James
Leonard, president of the New Or
leans Typographical Union, is a typo
in the Times-Democratic office. On
Friday, July 5, Mr. Leonard began
his week's work. He was offered no
special opportunities to make a great
record (or, in typographical parlance,
a "big string") by setting up easy
matter ("Fat takes," as the printer
puts it), but worked on the regular
"file," which contaius the general
run of matter that appears in the
Times-Democrat's columns. The
type used in the office is brevier,
agate and nonpareil, the latter large
ly predominating. The agate meas
ures 30 ems to a line, the nonpareil
25. Mr. Leonard worked seven and
a half hours'a day for seven consecu
tive days, and on Thursday night
last, when he cast up his "string,"
it was disclosed that he had set up
just 102,800 ems, an average of 14,-
685 ems a day, or 1,941 ems an hour.
And he made few errors ; his "proof"
was good. In doing this feat LeO'
nard set 205,600 letters and returned
the same to their boxes. The dis
tance traveled by his arm was about
125 miles. This record is the best
made in New Orleans since the war.
Mr. Leonard was born in Keokuk in
1858. New Orleans Times-Demo
A Caxal Across Italy. It is
proposed to commence a canal upon
the western shore of Italy, just above
Civita Vecchia, at Castre, and to cut
through to Fano on the eastern or
Adriatic shore. A glance at the map
of Italy will show that in this line
two lakes are met, those of Bolsena
and Trasinieno, and it is proposed to
drain these two lakes, thus securing
the area for cultivation. The length
of the canal will be about 169 miles,
the width of it 110 yards, and its
depth is to be about 13 yards, so that
ships of any tonnage, and even men.
of-war, will be able to pas3 through
it. The cost of the canal is reckon
ed at 500,000,000 francs, that is,
20,000,000. It is estimated that
the work could be completed in five
years from its commencement. The
Italian journals are highly interested
in the project and are taking up the
matter warmly, and when the fact of
the long sea passage round the south
coast of Italy and up the stormy
Adriatic to Trieste and Venice is re
membered, certainly the canal would
be of immense service to the whole
of sonthern Europe. London Fi
The total number of Indians in
the Dominion of Canada is givea as
Tbe Old North State.
Philadelphia Enquirer.
The first domestic event in the
history of the state was the sending
out of a sort of volunteer commis
sion to look at the beautiful lands
of the Cherokees in western North
Carolina and Tennessee in the year
1731. Ten white men and a few
Indiaus went, and among them was
John Ash, whence possibly the name
of Asheville. Gabriel Johnson in
1736 spoke of the factions, the ig
norance and the commonness of this
state. As late as 1752 there were
only 20,000 whites in North Caro
lina and 10,000 slaves and free ne
Slavery did not take here as fiercely
as either South Caiolina or Virginia
The early taxes were very high. The
mothers of illegitimate children were
sent to jail until they would betray
the fatherhood, and the father must
either give security to take care of
the child or he was hired out at
auction. No exemption was made
for ministers of the gospel trespas
sing in this respect.
Another decided event was the
arrival of the Scotch Jacobites. But
the great fact of this state was not
any settlement from the east what
ever, but -the settlement from the
western part of the state from.
wholly different source. North
Carolina had so languished that all
its healthy, high western districts
were unoccupied. There slowly crept
in the rear of the seacoast denizens
of vigorous Scotch Irish and occa
sionally German elements, including
Moravians from prolific Pennsylva
nia. These people multiplying fast
and knowing good land when they
saw it, rapidly overran Western
Maryland, came down the Virginia
valley and took up the good farms
and following the Blue Ridge moun
tain began to fill up western North
Carolina. They were in the main
Presbyterian, though some other ele
ments were attached to them, such
as Lutherans, mere were also
German Baptist elements in the
combination. These were the peo
ple who settled the vigorous towns
like Charlotte, Salisbury, etc Finally,
North Carolina was taken away from
its proprietors and made a royal
province, which wa3 a great advan
tage, though it stirred up some op
position. No founder of any state
in America who owned the land in
his family ever amounted to any
thing except William Penn.
The Fastest Railway Time.
The question, "How fast can a lo
comotive run ?" has been a good deal
discussed recently in the engineer
ing papers. The conclusion appears
to be that there is no authentic re
cord of any speed above eighty miles
an hour. That speed was obtained
many years ago by Bristol and Exe
ter tank engine with nine-foot dri
ving wheels a long extinct species
down a steep bank. But it has,
apparently, never been beaten. It is,
indeed, not a little strange how
sharply the line appears to have
been drawn at eighty miles an hour.
Records of seventy five miles an
hour are a3 plenty as blackberries.
Records of eighty are exceedingly
rare. Records of any greater speed
have a way of crumbliug beneath
the lightest touch. Rail ways of En
gland. During the last fiscal year the
debt -of the country was reduced
A prize offered to stenographers
for the largest number of words
written on a postal card has been won
by Sylvanus Jones, of Richmond,
Va., who wrote upon a card 36,764
Victoria, B. C, is said to be the
dullest city in North America.
Business men get down to their offices
at 1 p. m., and leave at 4 p. m.
After that the town is completely
deserted. 1
The smallest church in the world
is said to be the Calholic church at
Tadousac, at the mouth of the Sag
inaw river. Its extreme capacity is
not more than twenty people. This
church is supposed to have been
founded by Jacqes Cartier.
A Swainesboro, Ga., man tried to
sell a worthless Texas pony for ten
cents. He then tried to give it away,
and failing in this, tied an inflamma
ble bundle to its tail, set fire to it
and turned the animal loose.. The
expedient worked and the man is
Secretary Tracy intends to have
each United States man-of-war fitted
with submarine diving outfits.
When the Samoan disaster occurred
the American officers had to rely on
the English man-of-war for the nec
essary diving suits. All the Euro
pean naval services carry divers who
are practical men.
Kansas has had fourteen cyclones ?
in six years. t . ...
This year's peach crop is estimated
at 2,798,000 baskets. .. :. , .
The hardest time for a man to '
show his grit is when he is forced to , ,
bite the dust. .., , .. . .
If some men were half as big as
they think they are the world would
have to be enlarged. - -.
There is a bill before the Brazilian '
parliament for making the English
sovereign legal tender in Brazil.
Los Angres now has a cable road
system twenty-two miles in' extent
and the cost of it was $1,500,000.
Brunn, the Austrian 'center of
Textile industry, is suffering under a
general strike of 15,000. operatives. ',
. Edison sleeps only four hours a
night. He got into, this habit by
keeping late hours with his wife's
baby. r , . , f ; '
English bath chairs have been in-
troduced at Narragansett, and there -is
a great joy among the angioma- :
niacs. .....
It is estimated that the wheat crop -will
be about 496,000,000 bushels, '
and the corn crop 1,900,000,000
bushels. -
j Superintendent Mills, of the Del
aware Railroad Company, says the !
peach crop will number exactly 2,
798,230 baskets.
W. Snelly, of Milford Square, 111.,
has a Newfoundland dog ponderous
enough to do all the family washing
by a tread power.
The wheat harvest in Kansas is :
said to be the largest ever gathered in
that State. Some fields yielded 120 ,
bushels per acre.
A recent count of money in the -.
United States Treasury revealed a ;
shortage of $35. The amount coun- .
ted was $184,000,000.
There are in the United States no
fewer than 563 manufactories of pat
ent medicines, of which 108 aro in
the State of New York.
, The fashionable color for the hair
is pronounced to be "a particularly
beautiful and natural lookiug shade
of bright bronze brown."
The so called Canadian thistle,
which is simply the common English
thistle, has spread itself over the ;
whole of the United States.
, A Philadelphia wholesale druggist
pays $2 a gallon for dandelion wine,
which is made from the plant grow
ing wild on so many farms.
The Massachusetts census for
1889 shows that there are in the State
1,413 professed authors, of whom '
900 are male and 423 females.
The Elite directory of New York
city contains the names of 20,000
housholders. Isn't this rather strain
ing the ranks of the gallant 400 ?
The growing scarcity of whale
bone is tempting an old whaling .
skipper to leave his fireside to-again .
try his luck in the Arctic regions.
Another expedition to search for . "
the north pole has been organized.
The pole will not be found in time
to be utilized during. 'the summer.
The internal revenue on spirits :
and tobacco during the last fiscal -year
amounted to $131,000,000, and , :
the tax on sugar to about $59,000,!
000. - - ' " ' 1
Abicylist of Chambersburg, Pa-'
has made a bet that he can make a - .
mile in less than three minutes with-
out touching the handles of his safe- '
ty machine. .
The following notice appears in ;t
an exchange: "This hotel will .be ; 4
kept by the widow of the former'.,
landlord, who died last summer on '
a new and improved plan.''
Out of 106 persons treated within j .
a period of eleven mouths at the..-.i
Pasteur institute at Rio de Janeiro .
only one died, and that one had neg- :
lected to follow the treatment as di- " .
rected. '
Terrible stories are told of the
starving miners at Braidwood, 111. '
It is said that dead horses have been
eaten, and children maybe seen with
their hard, dry skin clinging-to the-, i
bones of their faces. " . '
-One of the steam-engines for-the
Paris exhibition is a little lees' than 4
three-fifths of an inch high, -weighs ,
less than one-ninth of- an ounce, and
contains 180 pieces of metal.. It is
the smallest ever made. ' ' ; ,V
Experiments have Bhown that the '
skin of a white person transplanted
on the skin of a" negro, beebmea .
black as the skin of ' a negro, "and ?
that black inoculated on white loses ; '
its pigment and becomes whiti. :
Old John Cole, a stingy" 'olcU fW
mernear Burlington, Vt, drew- up
valuable papers and used ink of hiB .
own manufacture to save expense..
It faded away in a few dayaand he is" "
about seven thousand dollars out

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