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BILLINGTQNS STATEMENT. He Protests His Innocence for of the Crime JChich he wets Convicted'. E. A. Billington is now in the Penitentiary, under a three years sentence for being connected with the robbery of the Nephi bank. The evidence against him was to the efiect that he was the accomplice of Justensen and Allred, who actually committed the robbery. Ceitain temarks alleged to have been made by him regarding the affair, directed suspicion toward him, and were published in The Ensign shortly after the robbety. Mr. liillington, after his conviction, wrote a statement to the Provo Enquirer and requests us to publish it. It is as follows: "As your paper is noted for the fearless advocation of truth, if permitted by you I will, through the medium of its columns, make a statement in regard to my case, which has just been tried in the First Judicial District Court at Provo, found when twelve of my fellow-me- n me guilty of attempting to rob the Nephi Bank on November 17, 1887. I find no fault with them. No doubt they were prompted bv the run of the evidence to find me guilty. But I want to declare to my friends, enemies, and all classes, through these columns, that I am innocent, so help me God; and the evidence that convicted me, I declare to the world is false, and was cut and dried for the purpose it accomplished. It was written down, learned by heart, and recited like poetry upon the witness stand to convict me, by relations of the guilty parties. I now declare to the world, and stake my life and everything that is near and dear to me, that every word that has been said to convict me has been to convict an innocent man. I stated the truth on the witness stand; that was the foundation of all their evidence, only I did not get to explain what I should have explained, and that would have made it plainer. My intended wife knew just as much about it as I did. I told her just what Justensen told me on the evening of November 17, 1887. I told her I did not think that he meant it, but it showed that he was not contemplating keeping tne promise he had made to his brothers, not two months previous, that if he got aiutof hi.- - then present trouble, he would never get hi any more. 1 tuM Her 4 him, and told hint what he had better do instead of having such ideas as that, and supposed that that would be the last of it. and But, alas! where am 1 where is that noble.woman I promised to prove tiue to? I am in jail, convicted of a crime of which 1 am not guilty; and she, I believe, is 011 her deathbed, weighed down by grief, and almost heart broken, caused bv persons, once supposed friends, whom we have pleaded with to be just and right in their action, but who have turned the hand of friendship into a hammer of destruction, and left us prostrate as we are now font d I have fought for justice with all my power, and have fought on just principles, but could not combat with the falsemob. and will hood of a liberty-robbin- g therefore have to resign myself to look through prison bars until it is the will of God to reinstate me back to my loved one at home. Kind friends, fare well. E. A. Bii.ungton. County Jail, Provo, Match 20, 1S89 this beautiful spriug morning are we, as impulse drives us, reasserting our pledges to the public that af nuntairiing an honest and manly independence. The Ensign continues with hopes renewed of finding a home in the hearts of the best people of every class and condition in life. It renews and increases its efforts to foster and promote the best interests and the principles of most enduring happiness to all. As in the past, with this purpose in view, we shall continue to labor, aiming to command public respect and patronage, but be it understood that we make no pretense to infallibility. On the contrary, being human we expect to err, but we only hope that the instant pressure of public criticism, more pronounced than it has been in the past, will be brought to bear to set us right. The editor 01 this paper is free to admit that lie has either mistaken his calling, or else the supposition that editors know everything is erroneous. Feeling thus and wishing The Ensign to be a public journal, the mouthpiece of the people it represents and not a repeater of the editors views only, the columns of this paper are open for the use of its patrons, or those interested in public matters pertaining to its locality. It is well known that a man, firm or company, never undertaketo run a newspaper unless he or they expect to be paid for it. It is also understood that any community of any importance can well afford to support a newspaper and in fact, that no better investment can be made by the public than in supporting a good newspaper, one that they can be proud of as their representative. Whether or no The Ensign has been that, we, of course, must leave to the public to decide, but it has been and is our sole object to make it such. Wherein we nave failed or erred in the past or wherein we shall err or fail in the future we shall be more than pleased to have it pointed out to us, not only in a personal, but a public manner through the of the paper, as by doing so our object will be the sooner reached to the better satisfaction of all concerned. We have by no means got rich yet through our enterprise, nor do we expect to right away, but it we can live comfoitably and decently and continue to improve the paper that it may grow in the confidence of the people and approach nearer and nearer the ideal journal of the day, we shall be satisfied, knowing full well that continuing thus we are in the right path- "The Ensign has its convictions religiously, politically and socially, but its columns are open and it will cheerfully welcome communications from any and all whether of views opposed or in conformity with ours and we guarantee fair and honest treatment. Our aim is to make a thorough business and progressive paper and give fair play to all discussions of public questions, and to this end we extend a cordial invitation for assistance from the public, not only bv way of financial support, but by giving expression to both sides and all sides of public questions and matters. This is the way we feel and the path we are aiming to follow and we are anxious not only that the public should know it, but that they should watch us constantly and when they see us digressing, through error or otherwise, check us as it will be for their btst interests as the paper is run fur their lest interest?. col-um- A TIMELY SUGGESTION. Editor Ensign: TO THE PUBLIC. It is Sunday afternoon, sit down to break the Sabbath by asking you to call the attention of our the beginning of a new volume to write City Fathers to an abominal nuisance a column or so ahout their future prom- which . ought to be immediately U is usually the custom lor editors on yet I or about January 1st of a new year or ises and policy and reviewing their past efforts showing up in Bowery language and with much gusto, what they have accomplished in the past. At present it is neither the beginning of a new year nor, with us, the beginning of a new volume, but still we feel constrained at the pre sent time to say a few words about ourselves, the past and future of The En sign. We feel as though one could not choose a more propitious time to speak of the things this article contains, and we are positive that the present seasun, with all nature smiling and everything and everybody imbued with new life after the refreshing spring time showers we have just been blessed with, and every condition and circumstance promising immediate abundant prosperity encouraging frail humanity to renew lagging efforts, leads us to renewed energies and to speak and,promise as we d j. I11 connection with the good it has done, The Ensign in the past has made some mistakes, but through mistakes we learn and through our mistakes the editor has been if not the public, has improved taught lessons very valuable to him, which lessons he very sincerely trusts will be applied to the improvement of his future work and general features of The Ensign as the paper will be in the future, making it more worthy the support of the intelligent public and a better and more able factor in the develope-meand progress of its section of the fair Territory of Utah. We are making no change in principle or policy pertaining to any public matter; merely on nt tepress-ed- to the seizure, every Sunday afternoon, of a part of Main Street by a gang of young hoodlums who desecrate I re-te-r the Sabbath bv plaving baseball or foat-bal- l. If I am not mistaken, there is no such thing as a Territorial Sunday lau but it seems reasonable that there should be a city statute bearing on this. This is only one of a half dozen or more places in the town where these games are being carried on every Sunday. Y'ery Truly, Citizen. AN EXPLORING EXPEDITION. In consequence of the belief of so many people in Utah in the truthfulness of the Book of M irmon, the work of the syndicate formed by A. J. Miller, of Evansville, Indiana, for the scientific xeploration of Central America, will be watched with nterest in these parts. Mr Miller, who stands at the head of this movement, has for a long time been interested in the mystery which overshadows the ruined cities and temples of Central America There are voices in those old ruins if they can only be made to speak. They are the monuments of a lost civilization, and if possible they should be made to relate whence it came, how it rose and how it sank into decay, that the present generation of men tnay have the benefit of the experience of those great nations that once inhabited this splendid con tinent. That these nations were great, that their civilization was far advanced, even grand, we have ample evidence. The remains of their mighty works of art, their pyramids, temples and ruined cities, though silent, are witnessess competent to establish those facts. Let no one doubt their extent and grandeur. One of the most thoughtful of American historians has said: Considering the vast extent of these remains (that is, the remains of ancient American civilization,) spreading over more than half the continent, and that in Mexico and South America, after a lapse ol an unknown series of ages, they still retain much ancient grandeur which Times effacing lingers have failed to obliterate; it is certainly no wild flight of the imagination to conjecture that in ancient times, even coeval with the spread of science in the east, empires may have flourished here that would vie in power and extent the Babylonian, the Median or with the Persian; and cities that might have rivaled Nineveh, and V'yre and Sidon; for of these empires and these cities, the plains of Asia now exhibit fewer, and even less imposing relics, than are of the former inhabitants of this We wish Mr. Miller and the country. syndicate of leading daily papers engaged in this enterprise great success. Wrest if you can, gentlemen, from the silent lips of these njonuments of ancient civilization, the story they must know. INDICATIONS OF A NATIONAL BOOM. Manv careful observers all over the country believe the time has come for a general revival. Mr. John E. Leet of Denver makes the following points in support of this view: "The whole country is on the eve of a boom. There is more money in circulation now than ever before, and the prices of all commodities are tending upward. On the first of February the total circulation was I25.538.27x more than on the same date in 1888, and $90, 000,0 00 more than on the same day two years ago. This is a tremendous inflation, but it is of the gold and silver sort. During the year gold services have increased $26, 132.621, and silver certificates $66,016,385. From July, 1877, to November, 1888. the actual gold in the country has increased from $167,500,000 Jo $711 ,700,000. The wheat crop is selling for more than didt hat of last year; cotton hoi is its own, while the corn crop is the greatest ever known, is bringing the most money and is filling the land with prosperity. But maladministration of railroad affairs keeps stock down and investors are turning to western real estate as never before. Mines will have their inning next. The tide of immigration has filled up Kansas and Nebraska, and is now pouring through Denver into the mountain valleys beyond, even to the Pacific Ocean. Every settler going w est of Denver helps her. Capital is coming even faster than labor. The actual work of making Colorado another Pennsylvania is just beginning. BABYS SLEEPING TIME. The following pertinent suggestions found in Babyhood, tor the care of baby during sleeping time, are so practical we feel every mother should give them careful attention: I wonder if all mothers know that baby likes to be turned ovet after he has slept an hour or two on one side? When he stretches and wriggles, and finally, perhaps, cries out, try turning him on his other side, or almost on his back, and see if he does not relapse into another sound nap without further effort on your part. Do not forget to turn the pillow over also sometimes. The one or two-vea- r old who wakes in the night and sits up in bed, rubbing his little fists into his sleepy eyes, feels, perhaps, hot and uncomfortable. Tty turning the pillow. If he is like some children the writer knows of, he will wait for the sound- - of the turning pillow, and then drop hack on it into a renewed sleep. Remember also to keep a childs clothes smooth under him. Drawing down the rumpled night clothes and smoothing the cover has much to do with quieting the restless tossings of the little sleeper. COMFORTING ADVICE. W1IAT DllKSS COSTS? OUR YOUNQ LADIES COME HIGH, BUT THEY MUST HAVE PRETTY THINGS. for a cold is to get drunk. Jinks (with emotion) A friend need is a friend indeed. Lets take drink. New York Weekly. in a Litti IVebutaata Gifu Soma DeThat Coat S300 Meat TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. Hava a New Dig for Each llall Tea leversl Example of the Havoc Caused by Gowns, Hllupera, Kte. a Hlipland Letter. Ia, 1 want 1200 for my Patriarchs ball Who is there, says The London Echo, that dress." Thunder! my dear. Didnt you got a new aas any claim to the name of author that has one for the Assembly ball? Do you want a uot been shocked or amused, at some time or new gown every week! Wneu your mother other of bis existence, by the appearance wa a girl slio wore a white muslin frock to (n print of a word or a sentence that he has written, which, by the simple change of every ball of the season." a letter, has turned perhaps a sublime "Yes, papa dear, but you know Shakeinto perfect nonsense? Of oourse, in speare savs, Costly thy habit aa thy purse thought can buy, and its my first, season, and you newspapers misprints of this character are to a certain extent excusable, and particularly wouldnt luive uie look like a fright" when it is remembered how rapidly they Oh, yes, that is very pretty, but doesnt the same gentleman rumurk somewhere that have to be produced in order to satisfy the Our purses should Lie proud, our garments demands of a public ever clamoring for the very latest. Still, errors sometimes creep poor. "But he didnt live in Now York, papa, and into tbe oolumns of our daily journals for which there is no accounting hurry, bad go to Delmonico balls." And then poor papa, and everything else considered. "copy," Lut meek u American millionbeing nothing Sir Robert Peel was the victim of a misaire, grumbled and fumed a little, aud in tbe earlier part of tbe present finally put two crisp greenbacks into a little print rosebud hand, and, wnth a kiss as light as century, which was contained in one of the thistle down aud after calling him "you most ludicrous announcements that ever appeared, perhaps, in a newspaper. 8ir Robert darling old dear," she ran away. An unwilling but interested listener to the was with a shooting party in Ireland, and the chagrin of the politician may be imagined Interesting conversation, 1 began to wonder what it cost to dross a youag lady of when he read that Sir Robert Peel and a fashion. At tho rate of $200 a week it would party of friends are shooting peasant in Irebe over fiO.iXXj a year, aud as my inoome was land. Speaking of Ireland, a curious blunder only half that and my lady love a person of tho other day in an editorial on tbe fashion 1 pondered. 1 asked a young married man at the club how much his wife all absorbing question, wherein it was inI tended to state that a reduction of rents on spent a year on her clothes. I know I put a oertain estate was to the tenants a matter the question meekly, but he howled at me to of living and thriving of life and death;" "go to tbuuder with my impertinence, and so 1 went or, rather, I went to visit but tbe alteration of a oouple of words made an aged female relative. She told me it read a matter of tying and thieving," and thus somewhat diverted tho seme. that clothes had gotten beyond her, said Poets just budding forth, of an unsuspectall she knew was that her granddaughter could dance a 1300 ball dress to ribbons in ing nature, have suffered muck from the a night. Then 1 became frightened, and so oonfldanoe they have plaoed in overworked consulted a nice littie debutante who volun- proof readers. What must have been tbe thought of the man who wrote teered to post me 011 clothes. Sea, the pale martyr in a sheet of fire! "Of oourse there is no limit to the amount when he saw his effusion translated you can spend on clothes, she began. "If Bee, the pale martyr with his shirt on Orel you want to go to Worth and Pingat, or, in fact, to any of the fashionable Paris dress- Of course the error was discovered by some makers, you will be obliged to pay a pretty lynx eyed reviewers, with the result that the reasonable price. 1 have a very nice ward- aspiring poet was momentarily extinguished robe this year, and it cost papa, just $3,000. Burns has not escaped the misprint misforWhen we cams home from Europe I brought tune, for there is an edition of his works well just two Paris dresses, because, dont you known to book collectors which contains tbe know, if you caut say, Some of my things line, O gin my love were von red easel are imported, you are really nobody. One was a perfect love of a ball dress, you know. This is an old substitution tbe word "nose" I wore it the other night, that pale yellow for "rose' a passage in one of the Christmas tulle, all embroidered in silver, with the big books a year or two sinoe, relating that ladies sometimes affected, yellow sash and satin bodice, it looked very though young simple, but it cost me $300, and then papa through coynees, a dislike to be kissed under hail lots of duty to pay on it. It was made the mistletoe, "they did not object to it under from a special design and the design de- the nose." Misprints of substitution and ommision stroyed, so that it could uot be duplicated. Then i brought over a carriage dress. I are not tbe only errors poets have to reckon havent woru it yet Im waiting until the with. Pope had an addition made to some other girls wear theirs, then I shall come out abbreviations, which gave quite another in mina It was quite a cheap gown; only color to their meaning. In a note in Meascost $1 50. It is in four shades of fawn and ure for Measure, he gave as an authority Cinthlo, deo. 8 nov. 5, meaning eighth of silk and velvet, made in one of those long directoire rediugotes that are so much worn, decade and fifth novel The abbreviations with a sash of crimson. It was made for the were distasteful to the printer, who altered Cinthio, Deoember 8th, Princess Somebody, I believe, but she would the note thus; not pay her last bill, so they sold it to me for November 6th." Numerous other instances, just as ludihalf price. You need uot say anything crous, might be given. For instance, where about that, though. Hei e she paused for a moment and I asked a railway train is described as running into her if her dresses ware as costly as those of a cow and cutting it into calves instead of or a soldier is called a "bottle "halves; the Misses do Batteur up the avenue. scarred instead of "battle scarred veteran; 1 should hope so! Why, those girls employ a $5 dressmaker, and do all the plain or a lady is spoken of as having sung very sewing themselves, aud their father dresses sweetly Gounods "Avenue Maria and a the whole five of them 011 $3, 000 a year I I piauiste entranced hor audience by her rendo uot tmiik 1 am at all extravagant, but I dering of a celebrated symphony in A Fat Major." But these suilica Oue other form could not dress 011 $1100 a year." Then we came back to tbe subject of her of error tnay, however, be mentioned, and this is that of mixing up two separate items clothes and what they cosh Some sweet little dancing gowns, one for of news in the same paragraph. An Instance lately occurred. It read: each of the Delmonico balls, my cost me $100 A each. 1 have a specially nice one for tho large cast iron wheel, revolving 900 times a Patriarchs a white silk crepe minute, exploded in that city yesterday, leise. with uu accordion plaited skirt all after a long and painful Illness. Deceased tucked with white satin ribbou, and a jar- was a prominent member of the local temg. diniere of lilies of the vulley down one side perance association. Printers, however, are only human, and and about tbe waist of the brocade, and an empire sash of cloth of bilver. Ghonnley have the same propensity to err os any other of their race. So, probubly, thought Tom made that. "Then tbei 0 is one for the New Years ball, Moore, when, In his "Fudges in England," of light red Brussels net, all caught up with he recounts where To please my own aunt I had tried tiny black humming birds, and one for the To oonunemorate some saint of her clique who last usseinbly, of ruse pink gauze, made a la had died. 1 have Groeq ue awfully sweet gown just seven of thoin. i need u fresh one for eaoli Having said, he had taken up In heaven hi position," ball, you know, and then 1 wear each one They made ft, he had taken up to heaven his five or at times small dances and the four physician." With my imported A request was once sent to rare Bon Jonson opera and dinners. dress, that makes only eight ball dresses to revise some proofs full of typographical uot ut ull extravagant, do you think I errors, but he respectfully declined, and After assuring her that I would not dosneb recommended sending them to the house of a thing, we proceeded. oorrection. Many an author has wished an needed I two new street unfortunate proof reader there, no doubt, Well, you see, costumes, so 1 went down to Redfera, and erenow. he turned me out two beaiTtiea for $130 each, both with hats and jackets to match. One Max ORell on Americans. is that dark green nml black doth gown that Max ORell, the stern critic of England, fits like a glove. 1 wore it yesterday, you English women and English customs, whose remember big buttous down the front books occasioned such feelings in the and long, straight Haps to the polonaise. breasts of numbers ofangry the inhabitants of direo-toirknow. Directoire, you Great Britain, has been giving us the benefit Everything is) and empire this year. I have a plain of his opinion on America and Americans. cloth jacket with that and a little velvet Ho delivered a lecture with this title on toque, with a prince's feather in it This Wednesday last at tho Birbeck institution, blue cloth, touched up with the silver braid, and though his criticisms on our cousins is the other dress. I wear it with a long boa." across the Atlantic are not altogether favorBut when 1 asked about the coat to go with able, he is certainly kinder to them than he 1 was uoue was informed thut it required, is to us. He told us on Wednesday that, because the gown was liued all through with all their openness aud there with chamois skin, nud was as warm as exists in some American citiescordiality certain circles a sealskin without the bulk of tbs lat- more reserved and select than any in Mayfair ter. 80 do not imagine when you see one or the Faubourg St Germain." of your feminine friends walking about withOn the Journey out from Liverpool Mr. out a jacket, and the thermometer down to ORell traveled with a party of American she She is silently freezing. isnt. men, who played poker incessantly, with an zero, that If she hasnt a chamois lining to her drees the entirely fresh oath for every card they threw has oue of cotton batting; but this latter down." On the Sunday morning a young only in case she is very thiu, when it serves a lady was playing sacred airs on the piano, twofold purpose of giving her warmth and and the poker party, ooming into the saloon, stood around and for two hours sang hymns rounding out her angles. M tea gowns were marvelously cheap. and psalms with the greatest energy and aDd You know that green Mr. ORell seems surprised at pink brocade, all cheerfulness. bordered with bamming birds wings, so this, and remarked that he had, he was sorry bIzarra f continued my tutor. Wall, I to say, met men in other countries who swore, A I $83 that. for was be also to bargain perfect he paid bad met men only glad say that call it. Then 1 have that morning dress of who sang hymns, but he adds; I believe that made flannel white Is and America Marguerite tbe only place which prodnoe pink fashion, and the one of pearl gray cashmere. men who do both with equal facility. Even I made at had them this hard critio of the feminine faults has not They cost me $30 each. home. 1 should like two more tea gowns. 1 entirely escaped tbe fascinations of the hear one of the Van Vantry girls has seven, beautiful women, for be confesses to us that but 1 cannot afford it this year, shoes and the American girl is quite charming, while the only thing he can find to say against her stockings cost so much, you know." It was quite shockiug to bear that hall is that she overdresses. He says that the slippers of satin were $12 a pair, and you word simplicity isjnot included in the vocaboould pay more for thorn if yon wished. ulary of a New York dressmaker. Mr. Swell walking shoes, with patent leather ORslls ideas on dress may be different to tips, were either $3 or $3, and house slippers tbat of most people or else the Amerioan girls $2, aud as for ailksu stockings, $3 and $4 we see over here must be exceptions to the were the prices always paid for plain ones, rule, for they are generally dressed quietly and I was told you could dance a hole in the and always In good taste. London Letter to heels In one evening without much trouble. Philadelphia Telegraph. A cbuaeb dress is quite nqqeseam It is A Nice tail Dretwea , ... 1 The Inoculation of Cattle. New South Walts Theexperiments u ltb the object by the uguits of M. of combating that malignant malady in cattle ami sheep known as tue Cumberland disease, nhich takes the form of a carbuncle, accompanied with gangrene of the cellular tissue, ure repelled to be briliiautly successful, it is estimated thut the inoculation process now saves m New South IVuics nlouo 110 fewer than AKi.UuO sheep aud 40.IKX) cattle every year, ail of which would have been destroyed if iasteur had uot come to the rescue. Tbe charge for inoculating a sheep is 2d., and fur a cow or a steer 4d., which amounts to a. considerable tax, but the money is cheerfully paid in view of tbe great advantage that the sheep and cattle raisej have derived from the introduction of il. Pasteurs method. Newark Advertiser. 111 mi-.i- r. Consumption of Orange. There is no fruit grown more valuable to both consumer and grower than the orangu. Think of the good times if every person 10 the laud really had his twenty oranges (present average). By the end of the century the average to each person will be not less than 100, for most of the best groves are just coming into bearing. This is true of California a well as of Florida. The enormous consumption of oranges is tallied by the equally increased consumption of grapes and berried. St. lxuis t. Shakespeare spelled his name in forty three different ways. 3Ve:ii'rr. City h... rains on Y. u, . ..1 Mr. Hayseed ad I'd try raisin of garden truck. - :.i, Mr Well, heavy Ive fish for the 1. Lowell C'itic Capt. Boycott. Ca.pt Boycott, despite his terrible experienced in Ireland, dwells absolutely in no hatred either of the country or of Its race. In a letter he made use of this remark: 1 go for my (annual holiday to dear old Ireland Detroit Free It is my 0119 treat of the year. Press. The Buck Chased the Hunter. John A. Beard, of Anthony Creek, Greenbrier county, W. Va., while walking along tbe edge of a wood came across bis dog engaged in a battle with a big buck. The deer was getting the better of the dog when Beard ran up and gave the deer a savage kick in the side. The blow brought the vengeance of the deer down upon Beard, who in a second was knocked down and would have been gored to death but for the faithful deg. While the deer was defending itself from the dog Beard got on a high fence and sat there, while the buck tried an hour to reach him. Mr. Beard was about worn out when a neighbor arrived with a gun and shot the deer. It was oue of the oldest and largest bucks seen this season, having seven prongs on its horns and weighing 163 pounds, dressed. New York World. for-ha- lf Copyright. A title may be entered, but tbe copyright covers the book and not the title. A title , alone cannot be copyrighted; it can bs pro tected solely ns a trade mark. What is a copyrighted manuscript? Copyright per tnins to u published book only. So long as u book is in manuscript it is protected by n common law of property; no one cau print without authority unless he steals it. It when a book is published that the copyrigh; law steps in to protect it. Every day we have evidence that authors have wrong notions ol copyright; they muke a point of having oL tained a copyright, as if it were something difficult like a patent and think they have in some wav secured their book and their title by entering the latter. They have se cured nothing. Nothing whatever is gained by entering a title except a preliminary step to be followed by filing copies of the book. The Critic. 11 Tarantula Causes a Panic. Louis Nevin, of Louisville, recently undertook to bring from Hot Springs an ini mense tarantula which he had captured VV bile on there. tho road, between Hot Springs and Little Rock, tho spider escaped from the bottle in which it had been im; and started in a promenade down the aisle of the car. For half an hour confusion reigned and tbe ugly insect had all the passengers at his mercy. Finally he was saiely corralled and bottled up. Mr. Nevin was forced to take himself and his pet off at the next station. A Mr. Doing Him a Rank Injustice. Pumley ito Brown) Brown, I understand that Robinson referred te me yesterday as an old fooL 1 dont tbiuk that sort of thing is right. Brown Why, of course, it aint fight, Dumley. You cant he more than 40 at the outside. Harpers Bazar. e f First Friend "Hello, Jinks! got a had cold, I see. Bathe your feet in hot water and drink a pint of hot lemonade. Second Friend "Inhale ammonia, or menthol. Third Friend "Take four hours active exercise in the open air. Fourth Friend "Sponge with salt water, and remain in a warm room. Fifth Friend Put on all the winter things youve got. and spend half a day sawing wood. Sixth Friend The best cure I know tho fashion to be very plaiu at church, aud the women, 1 believe, try to see who can dress the plainest. A black alpaca, with a very quiet short goal jacket or a cloth with scroll braid, is tbe correct thing, and a small velvet or cloth bonuet, without strings. This rig, without the sacque, can be procured for something like $50. New York Herald. Probably AU He Had. Alexander Newell, a little newsboy of Al bauy, Ga., was standing on the railroad traclq unmindful of an approaching train, when a negro pulled him off just in the nick of time. Alexander gave his rescuer a quarter. Drawing the Line. Landlady (trying to start the conversation) Are you fond of the antique, Mr. Slim? Um-e- r New Boarder (suspiciously) not at table. New York Weekly. A brother of Lord W olseley, Mr. Frederick Wolseley, an Australian squatter, claims attention for having invented a sheep shearing machine by which one man can shear 149 sheep a day clean a a whistle. Close observers say that between the London policeman and tbe African lion there is a difference in bravery, with the odds in favor of the animal. You will always find it harder to listen is better than the tongue. than to talk ; hut the ear The wise man is the man who knows Thai to do when the time comes. Miss Shawsgarden (of St. Louis) Oh, yes. I am proud of our city. We have chan;- tho saying about Naples to "See St- - Lou., and die. Miss Dearborn (of Chicago) Indeed! Is it so sudden? America.