Brenham Weekly Banner. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 51, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 24, 1891 Page: 5 of 14
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The Weekly Banner.
The dread lagrippe lias made its
appearance in some sections of this
The Houston Jfost thinks it doubt
f ul whether Eeagan's successor will
be elected by the extra session of
It is the opinion of some military
men that the new drill tactics will
have the effect of decreasing the
State volunteer guards as the new
tactics will never be as popular as
The government sugar bounty
was a great thing for the half dozen
sugar planters of Texas but it
doesn t help the masses. A cotton
bounty would come near reaching
A New York letter to Philadel
phia Press says: "There is one
thing that McKinley has said here
which it is permissible to quote. He
met Tom Heed a few days ago and
he said to him : "Eeed you have
got to be mighty careful during the
"Because it only takes a two-
thirds vote to expel a member and
the democrats have got them."
Texas Farm and Eanch truthfully
suggests that Southern farmers
seem to get left at every turn of the
wheel of fortune. The famine in
Europe will enhance the price of
flour and opening the German em-
pire to American hog products will
enhance the price of bacon and lard
articles the Southern farmer must
buy. A large cotton crop with the
help of commercial gamblers puts
down the price of cotton which is
the only article the Southern farmer
has to sell. The remedy for these
things is to raise hogs and make ba-
con and lard to sell and raise less
cotton and get a better price for it.
The first steamboat to arrive at
Dallas since the ill-fated Sallie
Haynes went down at low tide many
years ago drew up Thursday morn-
ing at the foot of Commerce street.
It is a flat boat about sixty feet
long well rigged with machinery.
It has been christened The Dallas.
It was loaded with cordwonrh Tts
arrival was announced by the firing I
vi uuvus. opeecues were maae ana
the wood was auctioned off by
stiks at first and later by cords.
The sale amounted to a hendsome
profit to the navigators. Navigation
advocates are enthusiastic over the
start made. They propose to carry
the project forward until water rates
are secured. The first boat draws
sixteen inches of water when loaded.
At Wednesday's session of the
Southwest Miners' convention at El
Paso the committee on resolutions
John H. Reagan chairman submit-
ted its report. It requests the
friends of silver to keep a definite
policy in view and labor to secure a
free and unlimited coinage and seek
the repeal of the requirements to
purchase silver bullion' and issue
treasury notes thereon to secure re-
opening minis of the United States
to unrestricted coinage of gold and
silver. The resolutions demand of
congress that mining property be
exempt from the provisions of the
law which prohibits the investment
of foreign capital in real estate prop-
erty in territories. The resolutions
were adopted and the congress ad-
journed sine die.
At the Cumberland Presbyterian
church extension conference at St.
Louis Wednesday Eev. A. H. What-
ley spoke for Mexico asking assis-
tance. At the conclusion of his re-
marks one of the ministers asked
whether or not it would be well to
concentrate work upon upoor ignor-
ant Roman Catholics there and give
them the light of God instead of
spending so much money on Mexico."
This brought a statement from Mr.
Whatley to the effect that Eoman
Catholics in Mexico were steeped in
ignorance. "I have an instrument
of torture in my satchel" he said
"which I brought from Mexico with
which ignorant Catholics scourge
themselves. A friend has a rope
with barbed wire in it which one of
his converts was made to wear by
priests aB a penance around her
waist next to the flesh."
T1IE LOUISIANA PISIMAIUKS.
The Democratic primaries held in
Louisiana Wednesday resulted in a
split of the party. There was two
tickets. One favored McEnery and
the lottery amendment the other
anti-lottery and Adams for Gover-
nor. The lottery party elected 400 out
of G8G delegates and the anti-lotter-ites
bolted and nominated Adams
for Governor but he declined. It
now looks as if the lottery had every-
thing its own way over there not-
withstanding the strong effort that
has been made to down it. Backed
as it is by such an onormous money
power it will be hard for the anti-
lottery people to elect a ticket and
if the primaries is an indication of
their strength they witl never do it.
THE REASON TTHY.
Just now the papers are teeming
with pretty notices of booming Ve-
lasco and some one has asked why
the Banner has not joined in the
hurrah ? The papers that are say-
ing the most about Velasco are paid
by the line or column for all they say
otherwise they would not be boom-
ing that city more than their own.
Brenham is the home and birth-
place of the Banker its first and
only love. ItB mother which fur-
nished the lacteal nutrition to
nuture it through its days of swad-
dling clothes and now in its youth
it would bo an ungrateful child to
turn from its kind parent to a stran-
ger and sing her praises while yet
under the parental roof tree of its
birthplace. No ! the Baxxer when
it tunes its lay to sing peans of
praise will make Brenham the sub-
ject of its song. Not that it does
not rejoice in the fact of a deep wa-
ter port at the mouth of the Brazos
and wish that booming little city of
Velasco every hoped for prosperity ;
not that it loves Velasco less but
Brenham more is the very good
reason why it has not joined to any
great extent in the hurrah I It
would rather paint in roseate colors
what is going to be done here and
talk about the wonderful results to
be attained therefrom ; to build cas-
tles in the air about Brenham to
base views in regard to our pros-
pects upon the facts as they now ex-
ist and gain experience from the
past while we hope for the furture.
Just now Brenham is reveling in
anxious expectancy of the early con-
sumation of a scheme which will
give her electric lights while an ef
fort will be made to furnish the city
with artesian water. There is talk
of a new ice factory and cold
storage in fact this is an enterprise
we believe that is assured and
while there are many things pros
pective which conyey to our minds
an unfading hope of Brenham's fu-
ture a dreamjof ultimate greatness
of a phcenex spirit burning witnm
though these hopes like garlands on
afflictions forehead worn kissed in
the morning and at evening torn
we will let hope of her future lead
us on with the witchcraft of "anon"
her endless labyrinths pursue for
hope can turn more ways than
haunted nature knows.
While we go on hoping for the
day dawn of Brenham's bright pros-
pective future we only ask that our
people join in a united effort to
bring about the consummation of
all our hopes while we let Velasco
and other cities look out for them-
selves. ... i m m
Among other predictions W. T.
Foster the noted St Soseph Mo
weather prophet says: While the
center of tnis storm is in tha middle
portions of the great valleys warm
weather will be general over Texas
and the Southefi states with fre-
quent showers of V -In in most of the
Southern states as the warm wave
moves slowly eastward. Not far
from ths 25th a cool waves will reach
Texas and gradually extend south-
eastward into Florida by the 25th
On the 24th the storm center will
affect the Ohio vailey while the warm
waves will be reaching the Atlantic
states. At the same time the cold
wave will be spreading out over the
Missouri and Mississippi valley
above St. Louis.
About the 25th the stcrm center
will reach the Atlantic states and the
cold waves will be entering the Ohio
valley. At this time the storm wave
on the Atlantic coast will be losing
energy and aB it passes out by way
of the mouth of the St. Lawrence
valley on to the Atlantic coast about
the 20th it will become only a mod-
Severe gales may be expected in
the vicinity of the upper lakes about
the 23rd and 24th while the storm
center is at its greatest force in the
middle Mississippi valley.
A lurge amount of ram and snow
will fall in the United States from
the effect of this disturbance and
the weather of every part of the
North American continent will be
affected by it. Precipitation will
not occur everywhere but the heat
cold clouding and dealing weather
of the whole continent will be domi-
nated controlled by that storm
I have thus given forecasts of this
storm wave more in detail than
usual because I regard them as of
more than usual importance. No
other meteorologist would under
take to give the details of a storm
wave as I have in the above and
while readers of these forecasts are
watching ready to criticise any error
I make in reference to it they should
remember that while my letters are
dated later these calculations are
necessarily made on December 7
sixteen days before the storm center
is due to cross the Mississippi val-
ley. My readers will also note that
I do not undertake to give the exact
date that any feature of the weather
will reach any given point but
usually use the term -'about." By
this I mean that the weather event
will occur at that place within twen-1
ty-four hours of sunset before or '
after on the date mentionad.
Even the vanity of woman is born
of a desire to please man. News i
An effort is being made to re-
organize the Eockdale rifles.
Work has been commenced on a
Catholic church at Pilot Point.
The stable and barn of Mrs.
Pease was burned at Austin Satur-
day. The city collectors safe at San
Antonio was robbed Friday night of
Judge Geo. Clark of Waco.
spoke at Denton Saturday to a large
J. W. and J. V. Goodards' gin
and six bales of cotton was burned
near Kimbal Saturday.
There is not a single criminal
case on the docket in the District
court of Heartly county.
A man named Simonton got his
arm ground off in the machinery of
the oil mill at Eockdale Friday.
The residence of E. C. Hudson
in Burleson county was recently
burned in the Porter prairie neigh-
borhood. The little child of the widow
Mount was struck by the train at
Texarkana Friday evening and in-
Charlie Fowler has been arrest-
ed at Waco charged with stealing a
horse at Cleburne at which place he
is now in jail.
The four-year-old son of Will
Clark at Cisco fell into a pot of
boiling soap while playing around it
Friday and there is no hope for his
E. S. Lovett Esq. of Dallas
has been appointed general attorney
of the Texas Pacihc railway com
pany vice Baker Botts & Baker re-
signed. Effective January 1 1892
Mr. P. Larkin a prominent re
publican of Tyler county who was
recently appointed postmaster at
Beaumont has completed his bond
of S20000 and will take charge of
the omce as soon as it is approved.
Their has been considerable ex-
citement on the streets over the re-
port that a mad dog was running
around town at Giddinfis. A crowd
soon chased him around near the
courthouse and shot him. He had
bitten several dogs before he was
The United States soldier Bar-
rett who some time since was
bayonetted while under arrest in
prison by a Mexican soldier in
Neueva Laredo and who was after-
wards sent to Monterey to stand his
trial was found guilty and fined $2
on a charge of drunk and disorderly.
He is in the hospital at Monterey
yet but is expected to return to Fort
Mcintosh at Laredo soon.
Mrs. McLaren wife of Sheriff
McLaren died very suddenly at her
home in Eaynor Saturday of heart
failure. She was at home alone
with a baby boy attending to her
household affairs and no one knew
of her illness until her daughter
Delia returned home at noon from
school horrified to find her mother
on the bed still in death. A neigh
bor had been to the bouse only short
time before and Mrs. McLaren was
apparently as well as usual although
she had been in feeble health for
some time. She was quite a favorite.
A terrible tramgular fight took
place in a blacksmith shop at the
village of Aspermont Saturday be
tween the two .b tannery brothers
and Joe Bradley in which the latter
got badly used up. Hammers tongs
and wagon spokes were the principal
weapons used and blood flowed
freely and heads legs and old
clothes suffered at a fearful rate.
County Attorney T. J. Belcher was
notified and hastened to interview
the wounded. All the parties have
been arrested and placed under
bonds to answer for aggravated as-
salt and battery.
Friday night about 9 o'clock
at Pittsburg Henry Harper was shot '
Dy nis stepson Aiirea narper.
Henry stood for his stepson there in
town for some goods he bought.
Henry sent a load of cotton to town
by Alfred and told him to pay the
debts but Alfred did not dot do as
Henry told him but pocketed the
money and went back home. The
creditors went to Henry for the
money. He told them he would go
over and see Alfred about it. As
he entered Alfred asked what he
Henry asked where the money
was he told him to pay to the par-
ties. Alfred abused him and told him
to leave or he would kill him. Hen-
ry did as he was bade. After he had
left the house about seventy-five
yards Alfred raised hi6 gun and
fired. Henry fell to his knees. He
then got up and went after his gun
and when he got back he was not
able to shoot. Alfred stopped him
by telling him that if he did not r
stop he would shoot him again so
Henry went over to the neatest!
neighbor's house and remained there I
until morning. He is now in
town to have the shot picked out of j
his body. The wound is not dau-1
gerous so far. j
THE MERRY BRITISH BEGGAR.
I brave the day I brave the nlgnt
I throw my sorrows to the w ind.
And try to keep a cheerful mind.
Although my coat m thin and light
Although my hat
Ie wondered at.
Became I shaved the outer rim
To try and keep it smooth and trim.
I laugh and sing and whistle too.
When I have wind enough to spare.
But in the sharp and frosty air
My breath comes short my nose turns bine
My fingers freeze.
And my poor knees
Would knock together did they dare:
But still I keep a jaunty air.
When bread is scarce and shelter poor
I watch the sparrows and I say
"1 only want a meal a day."
And if they turn me from the door
1 tramp for weeks.
And dodge the beaks.
And w ith no money for a bed
I try an nrchw ay or a shed.
1 brave the day I brave the night
1 throw my sorrows to the wind.
'Tis wise to keep a cheerful mind
And screw your courage for the fight.
And so kind sir.
In case you err.
With over pity worse than nono.
Just hand a copper and have done.
-Nina F. Layard in Longman's Magazine.
Chinese Points for Hosts.
"Don't eat with your ears" says Ynan
Mel a Chinese writer "by which I mean
do not aim at having extraordinary out
of the way foods jnst to astonish your
guests. For that is to eat with your
ears not with your mouth. Bean curd
if good is actually nicer than bird's
nest. And better than sea sings which
are not first rate is a dish of bamboo
"The chicken the pig the fish and the
duck these are the four heroes of the
table. Sea slugs and bird's nest have
no characteristic flavors of their own.
They are but usurpers in the house. 1
once dined with a friend who gave us
birds' nests in bowls like vats holding
each abont four ounces of the plain
boiled article. The other gnests ap-
plauded vigorously but I smiled and
said I came here to eat bird's nest not
to take delivery of it wholesale."
How to Acquire a Foreign Vocabulary.
Perhaps one of the best ways of fixing
the words and idioms of a language in
one's mind is to teach them to somebody
else. The learner should try to impart
to some member of his family what he
has already mastered. He should above
all seek command first of words in fa-
miliar use leaving to a later stage of
his progress the forms of literary expres-
sions; his first business is with the com
mon objects of daily life his last busi
ness is with general terms. As he sits at
his desk he ought to be able to name
every article abont him just as when he
is riding in the street car or on the rail-
way he should be able to mentally recall
the equivalent for every detail in the
moving panorama of objects. Boston
The frosty appearance of glass which
we often use when it is desirable to keep
out the sun or for a protection against
inquisitive eyes is brought about by
using a paint composed as follows:
Sngar of lead well ground in oil ap-
plied as other paint then ponnded while
fresh with a wad of batting held be-
tween the thumb and finger after which
it is allowed to partially dry. Then with
a straight edge hud upon the sash you
run along by the side of it with a stick
Fhnrpened to the width of the line you
wish to appear between the diamonds
figures or squares into which you choose
to lay it off. Detroit Free Press.
A Little llrute.
Nearsighted Lady The bo- who is
trying to tie that tin can to that poor
dog's tail ought to be thrashed within
an inch of his life the horrid little
Maid It's your boy mum.
"Tell him if he'll stop I'll give him
some cake." Good News.
A Tribute to the Fl-o.
The bullfrog is a combination of pis-
catorial venatorial and aquatic delights.
From his cr.-.dle to his grave he is an
ornament and an honor to the land.
There is fine sport in the hunting of him
and the eating of him and it is both
policy and justice to protect him from
the onslaughts of rival and foreign bull-
frogs. Louisville Courier-Journal.
A Poc-tie Child.
My oldest boy who has not yet reached
the mature age of three has 1 think a
poetic way of expressing himself. Thus
the other day on nuticing the ripples on
the lake in Central park caused by the
wind he exclaimed "Mamma look; see
how the water is laughing." New York
Cloth ami Paper Made from One Tree.
The paper tree of the South seas is a j
species of the mulberry. Its inner bark
is so delicate that a soft and pleasant
feeling cloth is made from it which the
natives use in making their "best suits."
It is also used in the manufacture of a
very fine grade of paper. Philadelphia
In the abysses of the oceans below 500
fathoms many animals have either im-
perfect eyes or none. Their condition
in this regard affords a suggestive par-
allel to that ofcave life and the causes
are probably the same. Science is of the
opinion that all deep sea lite originally
emigrated from the shallows.
A writer on social affairs in Iceiat'-1
sayb there is not a tingle prison on ths
island; that such things as locks bolt
and bars are unknown and that theie
are neither watchmen nor policemen.
In the line of eating the Manchus
who have ruled in China M'ice its con-
quest by them some 200 years npro. are
strongest in baked meats. The Chinese
excel in soups.
Old French forts nre bring old very
cheap. A French artist hut bought the
Fort du Guetcliu tor about -J1.100. They
go from a few hundred to ;M000.
A ChryanlaaiBBJ Cobweb TATtj.
To give a chrysanthemum cobweb
party successfully requires a plentiful
supply of choice chrysanthemums un-
limited good taste and a slight knowledge
of Japanese lore.
The invitations if possible should be
on Japanese parchment with a chrysan-
themum bloom caugh' in the meshes of
a tiny gilt cobweb painted in one corner
the invitation proper being worded in
A medium sized room must next be
emptied of all its belongings and the
walls hung with Japanese scrolls fans
or tapestry and strings of small Japanese
lanterns crossed from corner to corner at
the ceiling. A small knob or Ecrew
should be inserted at intervals among
the decorations of the walls and then the
wgrk of weaving the flor;il web begins.
The twine used matches the chrysan-
themum hues as nearly as possible and
the blossoms themselves are tied in
wherever an opportunity occurs with a
careful eye to the shading and massing
of the varying tints.
The enda of the twiue are fastened
near the doorways so the' may be of
easy access one being assigned to each
guest with the information that the one
who collects the largest number of blos-
soms in the process of disentangling and
reaching the. furthest end of his string
will receive first prize while tne luck-
less holder of the smallest bouquet will
be rewarded accordingly.
The prizes of conrse should be purely
Japanese as should be the hostess' cos-
tume and the details and accessories or
the luncheon served. Pots of flowering
chrysanthemums should adorn the re-
ception rooms and a ready imagination
will find no difficulty in suggesting all
6urts of ingenious and novel ideas in
carrying out this charming entertain-
ment. An "aster" party is prepared in the
saine way save that only three colors
pale pink yellow and purple are used
n making the web. New York HeraJd.
An xcltlng Gams TliU.
Watermelon guessing parties have he
come all the rage among the young peo-
ple of Bristol the girls in particular get-
ting lots of fun out of them. The plat
is to have all the guests view the melon
to be cut and then write their name?
with their guess of the number of seeds
on a card all the cards being passed to
the keeper of the game. When the
melon is cut every one getting a piece
counts the seeds and gives the nuu?r
to the keeper of the gamu
That official keeps tally and at the
fouclusion gathers up all the seeds and
announces the total. The one guessing
nearest to the number is given a prize
while the one farthest off takes the
booby. At a recent party there were 933
seeds in the large melon and George
Hughes who guessed S00 took the pnz6
and a large collection of kisses from the
girls. Philadelphia Record.
KIl tons and Soup Plates.
Tht craze for beribboning everything
has at last struck the soup plate.
Through the open pattern of its rim the
band H twisted in and out to the de-
spair cf the guest who fears lest he soil
the decoration and to the distraction of
the long suffering maid who must takt
out and ran .this bit of frivolity at every
using. And yet we wonder why girls
object to domestic service as a means of
livelihood. New York Sun.
Object to the Name.
Some one wishes the board of lady
mnaagersof the World's fair to change its
official designation. It does not smack
of business. The word lady is terribly
overworked of late. "Oh woman love-
ly woman nature formed to temper
man"' would not sound as well if lady
were substituted Yahkr" Blade.
A Point for 3cburfcB-
a tew cays since there was published
the particulars of a case on the Little
Miami railroad wherein Mr. Watters de-
clined to pay bis fare having neglected
to place bis commuter's ticket within his
inside pocket for the convenient refer
ence of the conductor. The tram was
held for quite fifteen minutes for him to
get off. He did not get off and the train
men did: not put him off. It is under
stood' that the conductor has since been
discharged; but that is not all of it. The
commuters ont along the line have been
talking about it ever since and not long
after the occurrence two Camp Dennison
citizens became so excited in reviewing
it that they came to blows and had to be
drawn apart by mutual friends. Cincin
nati Commercial Gazette.
The question of Sunday rest for pub-
lic officials has lately been to the front
in Switzerland. This has induced the
postoffice of the republic to test public
feeling in a somewhat original way
Special "Sunday stamps" are- being
printed which will be for sale-at every
postoffice. Any letters pested on Sun-
day with these new stamps affixed will
not be delivered on Sunday but held
over till Monday. All those- franked
with the ordinary postage stamp will he
delivered on Sunday. The number of
'Sunday stamps" used will decide the
future action of the postoffice depart-
A Ruthless Belie Fiend.
The relic hunter fiend is at work on
the monument of Nathaniel Hawthorne
to such an extent that a big fence will
be placed about it to keep intruders
away. The magnificent tombstone has
been chipped continually until now there
is scarcely any of it left. A stranger
went to the grave last week and with a
heavy chisel broke off a large bit of the
stone. He brought it to Boston it is
said and sold the chips at fabulous
prices. Philadelphia Ledger.
Oi:r Cool Cities.
Swelteuugbtrauger 1'hew! Seems as
if I'd melt Thermometer must be about
Citizen Nonsense! Yon go to the top
of that forty story building climb into
the tower and look up at the official
weather service thermometer and you'll
find it isn't over seventy-sis- New York
Zlcn'i ttndlo at Xmrtlguta.
Before we had gone rerj far along
the shore of the great lake that stretcher
between Martlgues and the Mediter-
ranean we came to a little building
with a huge window opening upon the
dusty road and facing northward and
In the garden beyond was something
white and shining. A rnn -was supers
Intending some work close by and we
asked him whose house this was for
tbe window looked mightily like a
"Don't yon know!" he said in amaze-
ment "It is there M Ziein lives."
We had thought M. Ziem dead for
years and here he was alive in Mar-
tigues which he had discovered before
we were bore
"Here" the man went on "'he has
painted all his Venices and Constanti-
noples and Cairos. Here is th Nile or
the Adriatic or the Bosphoros as he
wishes flowing past his doors There
on the near hillsides are the stone pines
and cypresses of the south and east;
on the water beyond lies Venice; and
in his garden are-the mosques oi Con-
We went and looked closer ther and
we saw that the little white shining
thing was a toy mosque with domt- and
minarets that oriental pots and jars
were scattered about in the garden and
that two or three men were putting up
another and larger mosque the frame-
work of its dome and minarets lying
with the stones and mortar below its
unfinished walls. Elizabeth R. Pen-
eel i in. Century.
3Ir. Nlcolar't Companion.
Never very f .- from Mr. John Nicr
lay's side is a little figure clad in a
mouse colored gown topped by a big
mouse colored hat with drooping feath-
ers which shades Iark; wavy hair and'a
pair of very dark eyes. This is Helen
Nicolay and a glance shows she is the
evident inheritor of her father's earnest-
ness and modesty. Between the two
the gray haired and bearded student
and the young girl in her gray gown
and hat there exists that strange and
subtle sympathy sometimes found in
this most perfect relationship of the-
sexes. Miss Nicolay has a natural talent for
art and it may possibly develop into-
something more. Some of her figure
paintings- are exceedingly good. Last
year the New York Academy of Design
accepted one of her pictures and she
has received encouragement from those-
competeni to judge. Her studio is a-
large low room at the- top of her fa-
ther's house. The walls are covered
with sketches and studies. Here and
there are ivory tinted casts of the great
masterpieces in marble-or some curio-
from a foreign land. Bugs cover the-
floor and a few really easy seats fill the
corners and everywhere-there is a bless-
ed nay a delicious absence of the-
ribbon bows the frilled cushions the-
embroidered scarfs the- eternal dragon
candlesticks and the thousand hits of ar-
tistic (?) uselessness that give the femi-
nine boudoir the appearance of a church)
bazaar. Mrs. Robert P. Porter in New-
Maie Bashklrtseffa Grave.
I went out to tbe pretty cemetery ofi
Passy to see the grave af the eccenlrib-
Mane Rashkirtseff. The monument
erected is as Americans already know
the tribute of Marie's mother. It is not
to he wondered at that tha tomb when
completed caused all Paris to talk 'and.
comment It is a strange mixture of.
good and bad taste. There are two parts-
to the monument a vault and a chapel.
In the former stands tbe sarcophagus-
wherein 3es all that remains of the girl
who hasset two continents talking. The-
bier wastovered with.a wreath of beau-
tiful flowers even a beautiful wreathiof
wild flowers surmounted the portrait
in oil of Marie which hangs just above-
her last resting place.
Day and night a light is kept burning;
at the bier. Coming np the steps which
lead into the vault you see the chapel
through the glass door. Here the gro-
tesque is carried to .an extreme. There;
stands Marie's favorite table her-worfc
basket her cushion- her working ohair.
while on the table lie some of her favor
ite boois. On the walls are inscribed j
gold the titles of her principal paint
ings and some verses written to ths
young; Russian by admiring poets ft
is on. the whole a unique affair; hut
about what you would associate with
Marie- herself. Could she herself; see tio
place she would doubtless like it. and
perhaps it is batter that 'we-ahouli.
Paris Cor. Boston Journal
A Dog's Descent In a Parachute.
Quite a novelty in the way of a balloon
ascension occurred at Reedt Lak re-
cently. Mr. Charles Godfrey proprietor
of a lake hctel owns a big mastiff
weigiug 150 pounds which has always
evinced a great interest in balloon ascen-
sions and a double parachute- was ar-
ranged one Sor the dog and. one-for the
man. Both went up. and when at an
altitude of about 2.000 feet the dog was
swung off. His parachute was slow in
opening but came around all ri;ht and
he fell in the middle of the lake from
whence fc& was rescued by a steamboat
He howlsd. but was not hurt and dog
oscensioos will be a feature hereafter.
The Humane society threatens prosecuy
tions. Grand Rapids Cor. Detroit Fa
The period of maximum is appro&ch-
ing and amateur and professional astron-
omers in all quarters of the globe are
Jirecting their telescopes to the orb of
day in hopes that his smallpoxed ap-
pearance will be more than usually in-
teresting. There is an excellent chance
for amateurs in this class of observation.
The comparison of solar disturbancea
with the variations of tho magnetic
needle forms an abundant field for use-
ful work The owner of the smallest
telescope may discover mnnpthni:; which
will send his name dowr- to pcistenty in
the astronomy text h.ss. New York
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