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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - June 10, 1986, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLIII.-—IVo. S3.CIIVOI1V1VA.TI, XJEIUHSD^Y, JUIVE lO, 1886. I*er Year. mi&m rolnris. BY VIKOK. Truth is a circle, the «onl an arc, Holdlnc the helm of this mortal barque: Bnilini! over the f.ithomlosa brine Of the sea or the world for a port divine. The foolish pilot may drop the lead In the unfathomed sen, but overhead Is the mightr North that i know Is mine To Kuiile me over the trackless brine. The clouds of night are dark and wet; Strap the helm; let the sail be set; Clouds may curtain the northern star, Safe in tlie siiip 1 sail afar. The sun go'‘s down, but Polaris’ fire, Uns«!en. discloses my soul’s desire, And, fearing nothing. I sad afar In the midst of the ship 1 bear the star. NOTES AND N#.W8. An arraleBs child was born at Browas-▼nie, Pa., last week. Qail ilamilton is said to be engaged te be married to a pbyslciiin. Itlodjeska will act in Sun Francisco dnr* Ing a part of this summer. A railroad to the Whirlpool will be In operation nt Niagara by July. A bunch of oats eiglit feet three inches In height is displayed at Winter, Cal. Rubiiisteiu has liegiin in London what they call ”a cycle of seven hieiorioal pianos-forte reclials.” Qeorge Qoula, son of Jay, Is making a tour of iuspectiou of the whole Missouri Pacific system. Michigan now owes nothing on account of the late war. Bounties and other claims have all been paid in full. Elwin Arnold, author of '’The Light ot Asia,-*’ bas ready for the firess a new work entitled ‘‘India Revisited.” "Succotash Valley” is the euphonious and appetising name of a settlement near Tacoma, Washington Territory. Over lOO.fHX) head Texas cattle are now on the trail to Colorado. They are in poor condition, owing to (h.> long drought. A sewing machine which la held in the hand and operated like a pair of soisaora is one of ibe latest proJuctiuua of the Nutmeg State. Ohe of the smalleet horsea ever seen In the Stale of New York was born at Attioa lest week. • It weighs only thirty*niné ponnds. General Sherman will attend the Grand rmy meeting in S.in Frunclsoo in August, d on hie return will take up his residence n New York. VQueen Kapoline, consort of King Kala-keuB, makes a tour of the United Sutes Kxt fail. She It exneeted to arrive in San ancisoo In August. Records have been preserved of only bout 171,000 of the dead soldiers, white e remainder of the 390,000 lie in honored ut unknown graves. Corporal William II. Rhial, who was the rat soldier of the National army killed ben the jreliols invaded Peoneylvania, is I have a rooniimeut. Eggs ol Dorkins weigh five pounds twelve unces per score, Leghorn eggs a little er three pounds, and Spanish eggs two lounds fourteen ounces. A man in Brooklyn has obtained a ver-ict for 3300 against a liquor dealer for bav* ing sold intoxicating liqnor to bis (the ilaiutiff’s) sixteen-year-old son. The ruu of seals along the Pacific Coast s reported to be almost phenomenal. Old Healers say they never, in their recollection, H knew the seals to be so numerous, i The Paris Council ol Ucaltb has reported In favor of the expulsion of dairy oows from that city on the ground that they are a prolific source ol pulmonary oouaump-tion. ‘‘Milk-shake,” something like “Tom and Jerry” In appearance, is the latest drink In Atlanta. It has—or is supposed to have —no liquor in it, and is prouounoed very pleasant. An artesian well at Middletown, N. Y„ haa been completed after a year’s work. It is the deepest well in tne Stste, It Is claimed—2,010 lect—and yields 125 gallons of water a minute. The last business act performed by the late Uon. Samuel A. Dobbins, of Mount Holly, N. J., was to sigu a check in pay> ment of bis subscription of $1,000 for a new Methodist Church there. Tlie ladies of Lexington, Va., havs undertaken to raise a monument ever the grave ol Stonewall Jackson, and for this puriiose are soliciting contributions of ten cents each from the children of soldiers. Juies Verne’s w ound Irom the pistol shot of bis Insane nephew has given him more trouble than was expected, for although the ooourrenco took place nearly three mouths ago be is still confined to his bed. Twenty-three million eggs were lately shipped nt one time from St. Louis, aud on cxaminailon at their destinaUon, New York, onl) 030 were found broken. The eggs were packed in barrels, each holding sevenly-flvc dozens, and filled a train of 150 cars. tRemaikable accurnov is now attained by engineers in cutting tunnels through monu-tains, working from both ends. Thus at tbé MusOonelcoiig tunnel, on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the nligumeut tested to 0.04 feet, or less than one-half an Inch. In Uiis case levels were run 6,000 feet long. THE LINKS THE GAT FORGED. BY W. J. HENDERSON. The First Keen Twinge. As the season advances the pains Bod aches by which rheumatism makes Itseil known, are <>xi)ericnced after every exposure. It is not clainwHl that Hood’s Sarsaparilla is a specific lor rbeumutisiu—we donbtif there is, or can be, such a remedy. But the tbonsands benefited by Hood’s Barsaparilla, warrant us in urging others who suffer from rbeuinat aiu to take it before the first keen twinge. It was past 11 o’clock when I opened the door and the black cat walked slowly out and down the stoiis waiting to see if I foilowod. I turned up the collar of my coat, for the air was chilly, and went oiit again into the beautilnl October night'. The street was as silent as the footfalls of the lithe animal softly walking down the sleps. The black cat led the way, and I followed. Why, I do not know. Two nights before! had walked up from niv office late with a friend. It was long past midnight when wc turned into the quiet street whe”e I lived, talking about I know not what. Suddenly there stepped out of the shadow of a huge tree a black cat. Looking neither to the right nor the left, she walked deliberately before us. “Jlal” said niy frievd, with a tragic air, "a cat!—a black cat! Let us follow the cat!” And theii he laughed, and even as he waked the echoes down the street —I can not tell wh}’—I shivered. The (“at walked silently along past the lower steps of the flights leading down from tlie houses, keeping a pace or two ahead of us. My friend left me at ids door, ^ saying, "Good-night. Beware of the cat.” I wont on to my house not far beyond. At the steps the cat btopiied, hesitated for a moment, and then walked np to the door. Somewhat surprised, I followed. I do uotlikc cats. They socin to mo to be treccherous, daiigcrous brutes, and I am even half afraid of them. But when the black cat stepped at my door I determined, for some iiicxplioflble reason, (o aumit her. She «eomed to know iny room, for she walked up the single flight of stairs before mo and entered the room as I opened the door. I found her slretchetl out on tlic floor when I had liffhfcd the gas, and if slie had lived In my room all her life she could not have afipeared more at home. For the same inexplicable reason that 1 admitted tlie cat to my house I allowed licr to 1‘einain in my room. The next evening I came in earlier; it may have been 10 o’clock. The black cat met me at the door and darted bv me as I stepped over the threshold. Then, as I turned to see whither she had gone, I felt a pull at the leg of my trousera, and saw that the cat had fastened a claw there and was certainly trying to draw me from tlie house, i stooped down and softly sti'ukcd tlie animal’s back, at the same time disengaging her claw. Then I turned and entered the house, and the cat, after a moment of apparent irresolution, followed me, mewing strangely. The next night she again met me at the door, and the effort to draw me fi-Om the liousc was repeated. The desire was so apparent that 1 was puzzled, and, I own, a littio disturbed. The cat went with me to my room, and, sitting there in the fire-light, witli her bright eyes staring at me, 1 formed a purpose lo yield to this curious whim if it were again displayed. I tried to reason with my self, but reason seemed to have given way to an impulse as uncontrollable as it was mysterious. I passed an uneasy night and then a du)’, half hoping that wlien evening came my unbidden and unwelcome guest would be gone. I heard the clocks in the houses along the street where I lived strike 11 as I walked down toward my door. As I stejipcd over the throeliold I saw the fiery eyes of tho cat in the dark hall. A cold shiver passed through my frame. I trembled with an excitement as intense as it was sudden. My lieart began to beat so loudly that I involuntarily held my hands over it as if to still it. Then snmmoniiig my resolution I followed the cat down the steps ami strode after her as she flitted down the street. It was a black uight Heavy, swollen gray clouds had beeu hanging lew in the sky when darkness came on, and now tliey drew an impenetrable veil between the earth aud tUe stars. The old, winding streets of the quarter of the town in which I lived were silent and deserted. Now and then a gust of wind swept down and swung some shutter back upon its hinges with a hoarse, grating sound. The moaning of the wind was fuB of strango meanings to me. My tnonghts wandered off through the black arclios of that dismal night, and as I strode down the street drawn irresistibly after the noiseless black cat, there came up before me a vivid picture of the tragedy which haa come into my lile only á year before, when I had com])Ictca my college course. I saw my father’s house—a large white building, surrounded bv spacious piazzas and standing in the middle of a wide, velvot-like lawn. I saw my father sitting in his comfortable library, from whicli two bay windows opened upon the piazza. He had left my sister and mother and myself ill an ad joining room, and was silting at a table facing one of the o|)on windows. A student’s lamp cast a soft, mellow light over the room. Behind my father stood his safe, which contained a large sum” of money, put there to pay his workmen on the following morning. Tho door between the library and the room in which we were was open, and occasionally ho spoke to us. Then came a long silence, and wc heard only the soft patter of the rain on the piazzas. “What can father be doing,” wked my sister at length, ‘‘that keeps him so quiet ?” “Writing, I suppose,” said my mother. “Ho is making up the payrolls, you know.” ‘Then he’ll never get through,” replied my sister, “for he has fallen asleep. I’m sure.” We listened again. We lieard only the Steady, monotonous patter of the rain. “Well,” said my sister, rising, “don’t you think I ought to tvake him up, mother ?” “Yes,” answered my mother. My sister went inlo the next room. “Father,” she said, “wake up; it is growing late.” There was no answer. The next moment a piercing shriek rang through the house. “My God I he is dead I” Horror stricken, we rushed into tlio room. The safe had boon robbed and my father shot through the heart while lie sat not thirty feet away from us aud we had not heard a sound. At the post-mortqm examination they touud in his body a curious missile more than an inch long and shaped partly like a bullet and partly like a dart. The point was sharp and three sharp faces ran back toward the body of tho missile. Experts said the missile had been projected by some force other than powder, ehe inv mother and sister would have heard the report, and they talked very learnedly about the application of compressed air and even liintcd at elcctricitv. But wliat manner of weapon the murderer used none could say. I had mechanically taken the dart and put it in ray pocket. I always carrieil it thei'e in the vague hope that some day it might help me to unravel the mystery of my father’s death, which hud slain my mother and had rested upon iny soul like a great pall. I had that dart in my [K)cket even then. And there 1 was following a mysterious black cat out of tho suburbs of the city in the gloomy night and down a country road, moved by some impulse wiiich I could not explain, and which, strangely enough, I did not want explained. Tho cat turned into anart-ow lane leading to apiece of dense woods. I could hear the bell ill the cathedral tower striking the hour of midnight I was ccld—almost numb—although the uight was hai'dly chilly. I wanted to go back, yet I went on. MV eyes vainly strove to penetrate the black arches oí the forest The whispering of the night wind in the trees was full of hidden meanings. Cold perspiration trickled down my forehead. Mv teeth chattered. ^ My knees knocked together. Yet I went on. At the edge of the wood the cat paused. I could not see her body, but her eyes glowed in the darkness with a wierd light She began to mew and the sound echoed dismally amon» the trees, dying away in smothered sobs in the darkness. I could tell by the agitation of the dead leaves at iny feet that the cat was scratching, as if hunting for somotliing. Presently she uttered a long, piercing cry that seemed to make the very trees tremble and then she was siient and motionless. Trembling violently, I struck a match aud stooiicd over her. She had her fdot on something half covered by leaves. It looked liko a dead branch. I picked it up. It was a gun—not like any I had over seen before, but still liko a gun. I looked at it blankly. Mechanically I drcAV from my pocket the curious missile which I always carried and dropped It into the barrel. It fit perfectly. The horror that rushed over mo when I knew that I held in my hands tho weapon which had slain my father was too great to be borne. The skies reeled almvo me. 1 saw a huudrea pairs of glowing eyes. I tottci-ed, groaned, and fell senseless upon the earth. Two years passed away. 1 had not yet solved the mystery. My sister was abont to be married, and 1 was preparing to go to the wedding. She had been living with relatives in Cincinnati, wbore she was completing her musical studiea. There she had met a young man whom I had never seen, but who, all my relatives assured me, was worthv to become my sistoi-’s husband. Üo had been in Cincinnati only two years, but had in that time made himself a favorite in the best society of tho city. He had plenty of money, which ho said ho had made in the West, where he had a large cattle ranch. I saw no reason why I should object to my sister’s choice. 1 had invited Mortimer Melville to go with me. MoiHiiner was my most intimate friend, although 1 had known him less than two years. I had the good fortune to find his pocketbook, which he lost, and took it to the business address written on a cai*d inside. From that trivial incident our frieiidsliip grew up. We never visited each other’s rooms, because wo used to prefer to sit together in tho smoking room of tlio modest club to which we belonged. Having invited him lo go to the wedding with me, I was waiting for him in my room, where he was to call tor me on his way to tho station. “Come in,” I said, hearing a knock at the door. “Good morning, old fellow,” he said, entering, “it’s a little early yet, but I confess I was a little curious to have a peep at your rooms before starting. Pretty comfortable place you have here, Bob,” “Yes, it is. Make yourself at home, Mort., while I try to coax the total depravily out of this necktie.” Mortimer strolled around tlie room looking at the pictures. Suddenly he uttered an exclamation of surprise. I turned and saw him pointing at the black cat, which was lying asleep on the hearth rug. “Where did you get that cat?” he askcdi “She followed me homo ouc night,” I said. “She’s miuo,” ho exclaimed. “I lost her two years ago, before I knew yon.” Then he walkea to the otlicr side of tho room and called, “Hero Witch, Witch.” The cat ran to him and piirriid around his feet. “You see,” he said, “she answers to her name. But how on oartli did you get her ?” I looked at my-watch. Wo had an hour to 8{>are. I sat down aud told him the wholo story. As I went on 1 noticed that a look of deep trouble settled upon his features. Wheu 1 had concluded he said: “Have vou the gun yet?” “Yes,” I answered, taking it from a closet* “My God. I knew it 1” he cried. “It is my guii.” “Your gun !” I echoed, aghast. “Yes, mine.” I stood looking at him ftg’ a moment trying to collect my, thoughts. Thoughts too terrible t<> entertain crowded iijxm me. “You can not be,” I said, “my father’s—” “No, no, not that,” he interrupted. “1 mean that I invented the gun. It was my idea, and the gnu was made for me. It was the flret one ever made and—and I sold it” “Sold it!” I cried. “To whom ?” “Listen,” said Mortimer, “and I will tell you ail about ft God knows I have nothing to conceal. I discovered a new and powerful ose of compressed air. I worked at my idea a long time and finally made a gun which was a sncccss. I was poor ana needed money to push the inventiou, and when one day a ' young man came into my sliop and w-anted to buy this prticular gun I sold it to him. He said he wanted it as a curiosity, ana paid me a good round sum for it I know this is the gun, because there is no patent mark on it The young man was the son of a good family with lots of money. I learned afterward that he had a bad reputation. He lived a wild and dissolute life for a time, but I understand that he reformed a couple of years ago, and is now once more received iu good society.” “Blit who was this man f* I asked. “What was his name?” “George Sutlierland,” said Mortimer. I had never heard the name before, but I knew that was the man I had been looking for, and I could see another step towara solving the mystery of niy father’s death. Without thinking of what I was doing I took the miisilo from tho chamber of the gun and put it into my jiocket. “Come,” I said, “wo have just time to sec the Chief of Police and tell him about this man.” TheChief knew all the details of my father’s death, and with me had often examined tho gun. Mortimer gave all the informatfon in his 1)Om-scssion, and an hour later we were on the road. When we arrived at Cincinnati on tho morning of the wedding we went to the house of my relatives. When we were told that the groom had arrived Mortimer and I went to gether to the room where the young man was with his friends. I weut iu STELLAR WONDERS. How They May Be Unfolded Greater Telescopes. by first and was introduced to my prospective brother-in-law. I found him a good-looking man of the world, well fed, and rather fasciilating. That was all I had time to notice before Melville entered tho room. I saw a sudden pallor come upou the face of tho man who waa about to become my sister’s husband. Mortimer Melville started forward and without waiting for an iutroductiou ex-claimod: “George Sutherland!” That was not the name given to mo iu the iutroductiou. It was the name of the man 1 believed to he my father’s assassin. I staggered; my tongue clove to the roof of my mouth. “It is liel” cried Moiitiuier. He bought the guul” “What do you mean ?” itammered Sutherland. Then my senses returned. I drew tho curious missile from iny ¡lockct and held it before his eyes. “Miserable wretcli I” I exclaimed. “Look at this—this you sent to my father’s heart. But now you shall suffer for your cowardly crime.” I sprang forward to seize him by the throat. With a sudden bound he eluded my grasp and the next moment sprang through the opou wiu-dow into the street. “Stop him!” I shouted; “stop the vílUiul” Twenty men sped aftet him. He was caught. He confcsséd that the murder had been tho crov niug act of his life, and with the m< iiey taken from the safe he had gom West and engaged in the cattle trad i. Returning under an assumed na no, he had seen and really loved my sister. He suffered the extreme pcniiUy of the law for his crime. My sister, after a long illness, recovered and now lives always by mv side. We still keep the black cat.--[Kew York Times. |Ix>ndon Tolexraph.] All the discoveries of ancient astronomers were, of course, effected without tho aid of glasses, and Pliny, in his ninth book of the “Almagest,” quotes fourteen observations of Mercury, dating 200 or 300 years before our era, and still to be relied on. They had, no doubt, good eyes in those days, when everybody except the astrologers went to bod with tlie sun, and rose as soon as he appeared. Ill the tail of Urs\ Major, the middle star has near it a small companion styled on the celestial charts “Alcor.” The Arab observers know this by the name of “Saidak,” which means “toiiclistono” or “trialfor if a man could perceive that tiny point with the unassisted eye ho could easily sec the small stars of tho Pleiades and the satellites of Jupiter. We must, however, also remember the purity and transparency of the eastern sky, especially in dry, desert regions, where all the heavenly orbs shine w ith a brilliancy quite unknown to Western astronomere. Copernicus, it is related, lamented in the honr ot his death that lie had never so much us seen the planet Mercury, which tho happier Greek observers called “Stilbon,” the “splendidly shining;” and one of the most proinisiag points in connection with this great new telescope iu America is that it will be pei'chea upon a mountain lieak far above the dust and mists of tho lower world—littod into that stainlessly dark blue atmosphere which Professor Tyndall has celebrated upon his high Alps. Accordingly, when we call to mind the considerable additions made to the lieavenly science by such comparatively inferior instriimonts as even those of Lord Ibisse, Mr. Lasscl and the elder Ilerschel, we may be full of hope that the Californian astronomers will astonish and delight the Old World with new discoveries “when some new planet swims into their ken.” They can hardly be in time for the two comets ot the season —tlie Fabry and the Bernard which are ‘to be in their highest brilliancy abont May 15 next, and not naucli further from the earth than the trifle of 15,000,000 and 35,-000,000 of miles respectively. Thera are, however, unresolved iiebiil» at which the great glass will no sooner be pointed than we may expect to have those distant mysteries instantly “come down”—like Colonel Slick’s coon—into galaxies of stars and systems; and outsido Uranus and Neptune. the latter being distant from us 2,746,000,000 miles, tlie new telesco] may cast a glance in the border wor between our farthest planet aud our nearest star, and perhaps find a sister for the single moon of Neptune, and tell uS why the four moons of Uranus —Ariel, Uinprici. Titania and Oberon —dance backward in the eternal minuet of the skies and have planes |)er|ioihiiculai to the ecliptic of the mother body. There are, indeed, endless points upon which astronomers seek such information as improved command of the héavciis might supply, especislly if the enhanced powers of this telescope can be wedded to tho faithful light “this little O, the earth,” round which the sun goos daily. Faith has not yet ventured io look through Galileo’s “optik glass,” let alono the gigantic lenses of Mr. James Lick. By and by inankfiid will understand, as well as hear of, larger ideas. It will be better understood why the Divine Teacher of Galileo said; “Iu my Father’s house are many mansions,” aud wdiy tho wise East has always insisted* upou evolution and progressive life for all which lives before Darwin and Wallace were heard of. Astronomy and religion have yet to compare notes and to look through tho same telescopes. lyesigbt of the photographic camera. Wonderful things have been achieved of late in such a way; spaces of the midnight sky, blank to the ordinary lens or mirror, have rovealed to tho sensitive film of tho plate myriads of starry bodies. Tho crimson cressets on the sun’s ridge have depicted themselves: his spots have registered their iieriodic passage, and the time approaclies, apparently, when an automatic astronomer will be invented which will chroniclo every event of the spheres with sleepless accuracy. We want to know much more of cornet^ of nebulae, and of those curions little members of our system, the plantoids, which perpetually increase In number with clpsor observ-atiou, until they have grown up during tho prcsout century to more than 250 kuowu and named bodies. They wander as obedient to law as the very largest planets, between Mars and Jupiter, tiny islets of (he sapphire ocean, small children of the cosmos, the biggest not much more than 300 miles in diameter, few of them so bulky as to bo visible without a telescope. Are these little silver bees of the system mere broken fragments of some intormodiato planet,’ or have they been seriously created, aud have they been taken up with revolution and gravitation, and all the rest of it, on their account, aud for'stiecial purposes? ’To answer that and many another question of the kind may doubtless, iu American phrase, “lick the Lick glass;” but more and more, as astronomical conceptions expand, aro they silently affecting morals^ ihonghts and religion. We see infinity, aud grasp eternity, when we look forth into the starry space. The visible universe is palpably boundless, and implies an invisible universe of which it is the shadow, the symbol aud the imperfect provisional expression. All faiths hitherto delivered to mankind have been Ptolemaen, pro-sciontific, built on the theory—-or accepting it— that tho stars were set iu heaven to The Fishery Hquabble. [Boston <ilob«.] The present claims of Canada are based on Article 1, of tlic 1818 treaty, which declares that “the United States hereby renounce forever any liberty heretofore enjoyed or claimed by the inhabitants thereof to take, dry or cure fish on or within three marine miles of any of the coasts, bays, creeks or harbors of his Britan iiic majesty’s dominions in America not included within tho limits so de scribed.” The article continues with a proviso that our fishermen may enter these bays, creeks or harbors for shelter, or to repair damage, to purchase wood and take water, but for no other pur pose whatever. Under those reniin ciations the Canadian authorities claim that our fishermen have no right to enter their harbors, either to buy bait or to do any otlier act preparatory to fishing. By an English act of Parliament, passed in 1819, construing tliis articlc,1t was made an offense for an American vessel to prepare inside the three-iuiio line to fish outside of it The seizure and confiscation of our flsiiing vessels under this construction of tho treaty are no new things. The period from 1819 to 1854 was crowded with such acts. So flagrant at times were the aggressions upon our fishermen Uiat our government repeatedly interfered and sent armed cruisers to patrol Canadian waters, and its interference in this way was always effectnal in putting a stop to the out rages. A littio firmness of the same sort at this time would doubtless have the same result While it may bo true that the treaty of 1818, standing by itself, prohibits our fishermen from* buying bait or other fishing snnplies in the ports of the Dominion, there is the British act ofParliauieut of 1849, passed in return for onr own act of Congress of the same year, by whioli all the ports of both oouiitries are opened to the vessels of each reciprocally for trading purposes. This legislation was followed by proclamations of President Taylor and Queen Victoria, which placed the rights and privileges of tradiug vessels under either flag on precisely the same footing in all American and British ports. The treaty of 1818 can not aftcct our rights under those laws and proclamations. Armed with a permit to trade a Yankee skipper has exactly the same right to buy bait or ice, or anything else he wants In Ca nadiaii ports, as a British skipper has to buy the same things iu American ports. Our right and onr power of retalla tion for *the recent depredations on onr fishermen at DIgby, N. 8., are equailv clear. If the British Govern nient áoei not promptly restrain the piratical activity of its colonial subjects, we can aud we should by an act of Congress and a proclamation of the Presideutthcrouuder, wake our ports as inhospitable to the Provincials os they have ma^ theirs for us. Facts About Newspapers. Of the newspapers published in tho United States three are devoted to the silk-worm, six to the honey-bee and uot loss than thirty-two to poul-trj’.    * Tho dentists have eighteen journals, the phoncgraphors nine, and the deaf and dumb aud blind ninetcon. There are three publications exclusively devoted to philately, aud ope to the terpsichoreau arL The Prohibitionists have 129 organs to the liqnor dealers’ eight. Tho Woman Suffragists have seven, tho candymakcrs thrco. Gastronomy is rcpreseutod by three papere, gas by two. There are about 600 newspapers printed in German and 42 iu French. There is one Gaelic publication, one Hebrew, one Chiueso aud one in the Cherokee language. The Fij Vlalierinan. >T IT. O. S. And DOW the Boatcn flukermaa UU tnekle getteth out. And {Toeth Rown to distant Maine To woo the fickle trout. He hireth him a stalwart guide Ilia camping kit to lug. And takes a heap ot grub along IVith somdtking In a Jng. Within the light birch-bark canoe The guide uoi His fly hecasteth •Rlllfullf, No Blan’s Laiia. The territory known as “No Man’s Land,” or “The Neutral Strip,” extends from the 100th to the 103d meridian, aud from latitude 36 degrees, 30 minutes to 37 degrees. It is regarded for convonionco as a part of Indian Territory, but doqs not properly belong to it. It was ceded to the United States by Texas, aud is public land, but it is so undesirable for purposes of settlement that it will probably never bo taken up. It is composed of barren ami sandy table lands, covered in suiiiincr with saline efllorosceiice. Its only growths are thorny cacti, yuccas and sagebrush, and oven these are only to be foumi in sparse and widely separated patches. ;uide (Toth take him out, teth •Rlllfullf, And aoon you hear kiui about: "By links! oH man. how’ll this trout do To send home to the Hub?*’ The guide resuondeth with a sigh; "iou'ye got a two-pounU chub.” But soon tho speckled beauties rise, And he has lots of sport, Au<l goes back home bewailing that The two weeks were soshort. And since in enrop on balsam boughs He lies and sleeps his fill. Is It not strange wnen he comes home He keeps on lying still I —[Somerrille Journal. CPRUENT FUN. The cyclone raises everything on the farift but the mortgage.—[Boston Boat. It is not patriotism which lenda doctors to go to war. it’s pillage.—[Pittsburg Chronicle. The Chinese bare at length secured thslr rights—to a post ;^iortem examinatiOD.>-[Boston Post. Houey sometimes makes Ihqmsrego, but it oftener holds her buck to about third place.—[Puck. Johnny says be is his mother's oanoe, and abe la always able tu paddle it.—[.Uer-ohant Traveller. The Irish Question—Has the registered letter mail oome in from America yet?— [Pittsburg ChrOBlole. Ihe liar Is always more indlgnsnt at having his word doubted than the honest man.—[Philadelphia Call.* If the Ctnuoka want to retaliate by aelz-ing sometblng American, let them seize • Moloney.—{Now York Tribune. Our friend. Primus Tucker, has a dog that he calls "Illogical Inference," because it doesn’t follow.—[Texas Siftings. The most effective tieups lo this cetrntry are those under th^auspic?s of ffestern lynching parties.—[Lowell Citizen. Aftsr Congrsss protects us igainst oieo-inargsrine who Is going to protect us against chalk and water?—[Chicago News. No man who has aver eaten aait ma«k« eral st a bosrdiog bouse will ever flgbt for the Maino nsberlea.—[Milwaukee JournaL Ur. Howelis hae not rcspojded to the ouriona individual who asked him to name the greatest novellaL—[New York. World. “I aim lo tell the truth." "Y'es," interrupted an acquaintance, "and you are probublv the worst snot iu the country."— [Exchange. An enterprising reporter, writing up a. wreck at sea, atsted that no less than four of the orew and passengers bit the dust.— [Texas Siftings. “Uy question puzzles you ?’’g lid a professor to a pupil. "Not at all," was the bright reply; "it is tho answer that is a sticker.’''—[Baltimorean. The officeseeker who sent in bis oard to the President inscribed "jest a minit" evidently wanted to cast a spell over the Executive.-[BustOD Transcript. Cbioago bas a new "riot guu’’ which fires ovsr fifty shots st s timo and six times to a loading. Anarchists are requested not to blow in the muzzle.—[Burlington Free Press. Englishmen appear to be in s perpetual state of anxiety to be married to their de-oeAsed wives’ sisters-why don’t Hbey marry the sisters in the first place?—[New York Journal. But it will be s mistake if Mr. Cleveland doesn’t leave a lot of blank veto messages at the B bite House lor Lamont to aign« and go oil on a nice houeymoon tour.— [New York World. Amannam?d Timothy Dwight baa Just been elected President of Yale Collegt. Us is said tu be a man ot considerable ability, but la entirely unxnowu lu sporting clr-clss>—{Chinagp limes. Is it possllMe tlHMihnrse racing loses ail its interest whesopewbettiugaiid |km)1 selling are probihltetl •» the courses? Reoeot events point irresistilii)' (o such a eonclu- * Sion.—[Now York MaK. "Julia, you eat up with your Adolphus till nearly 12 lastttght." "Yes, mumma." It was quite ohiliy. Weren’t you coldP’ "No, mamma." ‘‘Was there any fire in the room ?" "A mere ‘spark,’ m.amuio."—[Chicago Rambler. Mistress of the heuse (to girl applying for position)—"I suppose you irive good references?" Servant—“Indeed 1 have. Ma’am. 1 was in my last piaoe three years, asd they gavo ms »Mn>e allowance of nine montha lor good beHavior."—[Puck. He wssridisg with hit elder ais’-er and thought he oould take some libertiea. "Have you any objections to my smoking, Mabel?*’ ho asked. "No," she repU»d, "if yon desire to smoke, the ooachm m will help you to alight."—[Lowell Citizen. The advocates of the bill have fiercely denounced the flraud of selling oleomargarine as butter. Do they perceive that it i* not less a fraud to pass, under th? ©over of a tax law. a bill which is uot .intended aa a tax law? Is oogus ieglilation any better than oogue blitter?—[New York Her- Why Hwa aosutiuiit Become the staple Deutlfrloe of America? Simply because it is impcstible to use it, «ven for a week, without iiercolviug it* Uvgienio effect upon the teeth, tbs guuia aud the breath

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