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'glxz WHttW a Sailg gagle: W,ulmsilx$WlvmftxQf mjjemref 12, 1890;
EAUNY DAY DEESSES.
OLIVE HARPER URGES HER SISTERS
TO HAVE THEM.
They Should Be of Warm Color, and
the Men Folks "Will Kise Up and Call
Tou Blesticd If You Take the Advice
New York, Oct 30. A dress for rainy
daj-s should have a place in every lady's
wardrobe where it is possible. Not some
old gown that is to be worn on the dull,
dark day because nobody is likely to
irop in, but a dress specially designed
for the purpose, and only put on to
brighten up the surrounding gloom.
For a rainy day dress the material
should be red,
garnet, pink or
ever of these col
ors is the most
becoming, and it
should be as pret
ty and dainty as
clever little hands
can make it. Put
it on in the morn
ing and wear it
down to break
fast, oh! my sis
ters, and it will
make you seem
like a sunbeam
through a dense
cloud, and you
will brighten up
the whole day for
those you love.
Your big burly
husband will feel
happier and bet
ter satisfied with
the world than he
did a few minutes
before, and won
der what made
A nAIhY DAY DRESS.
the change. Your brothers will feel
gayer, and your sons and daughters will
share in the general brightness. But as
children's perceptions are keener they
will probably understand that you, in
your unwonted brilliancy of coloring,
make a glad, warm spot in the dreary
It need not be a very expensive gown.
I give a picture of a cashmere dress that
may 1)0 wrapper or tea gown at will. It
is of blood red cashmere, with a front of
gold colored surah. The edges of the
cashmere aro feather stitched with goid
colored saddler silk, and across the front
and at the waist and throat aro narrow
rows of black velvet ribbon which end
in full rosettes.
This is plain but very effective, and
would be a cheerful point of bright color
in a dull winter or rainy morning. The
edges of the gown could bo prettily em
broidered or trimmed with a cascade of
lace with lavish bows of ribbon and float
Some like blue or light green, brown
or other color, but they would not bo so
satisfactory as a brilliant bit of warm
color as the more pronounced colors men
tioned above. Old material in the proper
colors can bo made over effectively in
this way, or if the wrapper form is not
considered desirablo a very pretty design
is given in the other illustration. Tho
material is fine hairline cheviot, red and
blue, and trimmed by a band of brocaded
ribbon in tho richest cashmere colors.
Tho ribbon is laid on flat from nock to
foot, witli a bow at the waist. The cuffs
and collar aro of tho same. Tho colors
aro all very bright, and, with a pleasant
smile, would make even a London fog
teem burning sunshine.
The graceful princesse shape is pecul
iarly well adapted for elegant house
dresses, and they aro becoming to all
ages and styles of figure, and they will
take any kind of trimming. Tho present
rage is for Spanish points and Spanish
6tyles of garniture, as it is of dnncing,
and even the coquettish little Bido curls
are worn by all tho dark haired girls.
A very pretty new walking suit that
has just been imported is worthy of
HOUSE DltrS AJtt STRKET COSTUME,
imitation. It is of striped cheviot in
cream, gray and blue, and is trimmed all
around tho bottom with a band of
velutina in tho same shade as the blue of
tho stripo. Tho sleeves have full caps of
the same, and a very novel Pierrot collar
of the velutina is laid around the neck.
Around the waist is a velvet ribbon sash
with loops and ends. A cockle shell
fchaped hat in gray felt with velvet ribbon
and velvot ilowers finish the whole hand
It is utterly impossible to tell one-half
the glories and beauties in new bonnets
and hats, for there are as many styles
and species as there are flowers inthe
field. I noticed one peculiar one of apple
green felt, bent up and then turned
down to a queer shaped ixrint in front
On tho very end of the peak in front was
a surprising bow of green velvet ribbon,
and in the back was another in the
midst of which nestled a little black bird
with fiery red c-es.
On tho whole, the bonnets this year
ire not as handsome as they were last in
form nor in the massing of the trim
ming. Ouvb Harpeiu
THE CURIOSITY SHOP.
Interesting Facts About That Mj-storloui
Servant of Mankind, 'Tlrctrlolly.
The term electricity is derived from the
Greek word electron, meaning ''amber,"
because from amber the properties of w hat
we call "electricity" were first diaoovored.
2ix hundred years before the Christian era
TJiulcs wrote coucerniac the attraction
--.. -- uhen rubhed po&esod for
te fit ill ir- Jr jtl
Wichita Wholesale A
The houses given below are representative ones in their line, and thoroughly reliable. They are furnished thus for ready refer
ence for the South generally, as well as for city and suburban buyers. Dealers and inquirers should correspond direct
with names given.
AXD SCHOOL SUPPLIES.
Mail Orders will Receive Prompt Attention at
118 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas
GLOBE -. IRON -. WORKS,
Steam Engines, Boilers and Pumps, and Dealers in Tirass Goods, Ttubber and
Hemp Packing, Steam Fittings, Etc. Repairing of all Kinds of Ma
chinery a Specialty. Orders promptly tilled for all kinds
of Sheet Iron Work. All kinds of castings made.
A. FLAGG-, Proprietor.
Tlie Stewart Iron Works,
Architectural, Wrought and Cast
Iron Work for JJnildings.
Factory: South Washington Avenue
TO ART DEALERS M ARTISTS.
Artist's Mnterlals, Picture. Monldlnps and Frames
Wholesale and retail. Catalogue free.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED.
R P. MAETIX, 114 Market St.
WHOLESALE DEAI.KH IS
Pianos and Organs
Sheet muIr and lmolc. All kinds of mn;lca
Roods. I5ra-s band and orchestra music lilt Main
btreet, Wichita. Kansas.
TrimMe Bros. & Tiirelkcld,
Special attention to mail orders.
MO E Douglas, - Wichita, Kan
D. AY. STALLINGS & SONS,
STALLING'S PALMOLE TOILET SOAP
ltbeautlffr the complexion nnd keep tlw
kin oft. smooth cltvir and hailthy. For
pale by druggists and Krocers.
520 Chicago Ave. - Telephone .9.9
L. M. COX,
Manufacturing -. Confectioner,
And jobber in Figs, Dates, Cigars, Foreign and Domestic Nuts, Cider,
Paper Bags, Paper Boxes. Candy Jars, Trays, Etc.
235 and 217 South Main St., Wichita, Kansas.
THE C. E. POTiS DRUG CO.
(Formerly Charles E. Totts & Co., Cincinnati, O.)
Goods Sold at St. Louis and Kansas City Prices.
233 and 235 South Main Street, Wichita, Kansas.
BAKER, RAFFERTY & CO.,
COIS. 3IAJIKET AND PJKST STS., WICHITA, KAN.
Manufacturers wholesale, transfer and forwarding agents, and dealers
in carriages, wagons, farm implements, wind mills, scales, engines and
threshing machinery. "We have on hand a full line of the following manufac
turers goods that wo can ship at quick notice:
Studobaker Bros. Mfg. Co.. South Bend. Tnd.j Enterprise Carriage Co.,
Cincinnati, Ohio; Hoover & (iambic, Miamisburg, Ohio; Esterly Harvesting
Co., Whitewater, "W is.; Eairbank, Moore & Co., Chicago, 111.; Walton Plow Co.,
Bloomington, 111.; Pekin Plow Co., Pckin, 111.; Avery Planter Co., Peoria, 111.;
.Tno. Dodds Hay Back Co., Dayton, Ohio.; Prick Engine Co., Waynesboro,
Penn.; Massilton Thrasher Co., Massilton, Ohio: Krugtlornd fc Douglas Mfg.
Co., St. Louis, Mo.; Huber Engine Co., Marion, Ohio.
TIIE W1CIIITA OYEIULL AND SHIRT 3IAOTFACTUEING CO.
MAMTACTL'ltEKS AND J011P.ER.S OF
Overalls, Jeans, Cassimcre and Coitonade Pauls; Duck Lined Coats and Tests;
Fancy l'lauuel and Cotton Overhirts; Canton Flannel
Undershirts. Drawers, Etc.
Faclory anil Salesroom 139 ft. Topeka, Wichita. Correspondence Solicit ed
ary aim ngut bodies, uut it is to an en
glishman named Gilbert that wo owe the
word "electricity," which he derived from
the Greek, and in his works about 1G00 A.
I). he discusses the force of tho so called
"fluid." Otto Von Guerike, of "air pump"
celebrity, and many others after him con
tinued the investigation of the subject.
At the beginning of the last century
great attention was paid to tho electrio
machine. Tho Lcyden jar was, as its
name indicates, discovered by Maschon
brock, of Leyden. Franklin made tho lirst
lightning discovery in 1709. Volta and
Galvani, to whose invention we owe vol
taic electricity and galvanism, and Fara
day in more modern times, gave a great
impetus to electrical science. Tho great
part that electricity has been playing in
the domestic history of the world sinco
Faraday's death is probably known to the
youngest of our readers. What the future
of this agent mny be we can only guess,
for even now it may be said that electricity
is in its infancy.
The Stars naJ Stripe.
It is related that tho flag which was
raised at Cambridge Jan. 2. 1770, by Wash
ington was composed of thirteen red and
white stripes, with the crosses of St. Georgo
and St. Andrew emblazoned on the blue
canton In place of the stars. This flag was
also carried by the fleet under command of
Commander Esek Hopkins when it sailed
from the Delaware capes, Feb. 17, 177G. In
the following year, June 14, 1777, the con
tinental congress passed a resolution "That
the flag of the United States be thirteen
ijstripes, alternate red and white; that tha
Lmon be thirteen stars, white on a blue
field, representing a now constellation."
How or by whom the idea of the star was
firt suggested is uncertain, although there
are some who ascribe it to John Adams
while others claim the entire flag was bor
rowed from tho cant of arms of the Wash
In this flay the tars wore arranced in a
circle, nlt.bonga go form was officially pre
cHlvd It i saowd that the first dis
C. Elsenmayer Sr. MIHInc and Elevator Co.. of
Halstead, Kan., carry a full lino of hard and oft
wheat flour at their agency in this city. Send for
prices and samples.
OTTO WEISS, .sent. 23 N -Vain. Wichita.
SWAB & GLOSSER,
And Jobbers of Woolens and Tail
14,1 X Main Street, - Wichita.
WICHITA BOTTLING WORKS,
OITO ZIMMEKMANK. Prop.
Bottlers of Ginger Ale. Champagne
Cider, Sada Water, Standard Nerve
Pood, also General Western
Agents for Wm. J.Lemp's Extra Pale.
Cor. First and Waco Sts., - Wichita.
Wholesale and Retail.
Telephone Ko. 15T,
119 North Water Street.
StoraKO and Forwarding. Lnrpo hrlck lmlldin?
jut ninpleted. Cfpecially adapted for receiving And
rcdiiplnm care from all railroads switched to lion-e
without charge; new, clean and well ventilnt-d; al
most flro proof; rates of Insurance and storage low,
coods carefully handled and reshlppcd on orders.
Located east ot SanU Fo f reicht depot.
Telephone 85. Office Gil E Douglas, Wichita, Kf
play or tne national nag at a military post
was at Fort Schuyler, on the site of the vil
lage of Home, Oneida county, N. Y. Tho
fort was besieged early in the month of
August, 1777, and the garrison were with
out a flag. So they made one according to
the prescription of congress by cutting up
sheets to form the white stripes, bits of
scarlet cloth for the red stripes, and tho
blue ground of the stars was composed of
portions of a cloth cloak belonging to
Capt. Abraham Swarthout, of Dutchess
county, X. Y., and the flag was unfurled
Aug. 3, 1777.
The number of absolutely new words in
troduced into the English language In
America is remarkably small. As an in
stance may be mentioned "caucus," for a
secret political assembly. This is a cor
ruption of calk house, a calker's shed in
Boston where the patriots before the Rev
olution had usually held their meetings.
The several divisions of the United States
nave their characteristic Americanisms.
In the Xew England states "ugly" is used
for ill natured, aud "guess" for a great
variety of things to think, presume, sup
Dose, etc. This use of guess is confined to
The inhabitants of New York and tha
middle states employ "expect" in the same
way, while those of the southern states
"reckon" and those of the western states
"calculate." Several words current In the
middle states are of Dutch origin, as
"loafer" for a vagabond, from the Dutch
loopen, to run: and "boss" for a head
workman or employer. Tho verb "to fix"
is made to do duty all over the country for
expressing all kind of action. The well
known phrase "go ahead" is a coinage of
the w est, and "posted up" in a subjeot for
the well informed is one of a class of meta
phors indicative of the prominence of mer
The Apollo Bolvedore, is ooe of the most
perfect siaixHa creaked by the sculptor's!
art Wssiliy Ur crileet cxistras warlt
F INLAY ROSS-
WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL
FURNITURE, CARPETS, ETC.
The Largest Establishment in the State.
Nbs. 119 and 121 ATain Street, Wichita, Kansas.
All goods of our own manufacture warranted. Orders by mail
pi'omptly and carefully tilled.
135 and 137 N Market Street, Wichita, Kansas.
THE JOHXSTON & LAEDIEE DRY GOODS CO..
Diy : Goods, : Notions : and : Furnlsliiiig : Goods.
Complete Stock in all the Departments.
119, 121 & 123 N Topeka Ave. Wichita, Kansas.
-CORNER '. &
KOYAL SPICE MILLS,
Jobbers and Manufacturers, Teas,
Coffees, Spices. Extracts. Bakintr
Powders, liluiug, Cigars, Etc.
112 and 114 S Emporia Ave.
Manufacturers, Wholesale and KeUll
SADDLE k SADDLERY HARDWARE.
121 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kan
BUKR FURNITURE CO.,
Wholesale and Retail
125 East Douglas Are.
Wholesale and Ketall
Coal, Gravel Hooting, Hoofing and
Telephone 101. JSth St. and 4th Ave., Wichita. Kan.
B. VAIL & CO.,
CLOCKS AND SILYERWEAR.
IOC E Douglas Ave., - Wichita.
WICHITA WHOLESALE GKOCEHY CO.,
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE 213 TO 223 SOUTH MARKET STREET.
Keep everything In the grocery line, show cases, Scales and grocers fixture?.
Sole agents for the state for ''Grand l republic" cigars, also sole proprietors of
the "Royalty" and "La Innoueticia" brands. d5
"Wli olesale Cigars,
HOARD OF TRADE iJUILDING, WICHITA, KANSAS.
Our lo-idlne brands of 5 cent clears arc La Mnrca Do Mcrito. La Flor De Stadlcy. 1a PertfCto. Key
tone, Klntr lorn. Ilntanxh t'ls.irros. JWrtiHii's sending In oniric will receive prompt attenUon, aft
good sTuiininteed. ; al?o cat ry a full line of Key West Imported and Domestic Goods.
LEHMAjSTN-HIGG-INSON GROCER CO.,
203 AD 205 X. WATER STREET.
Arc now ready for bubiness. Keep a Full Line of Staple and Fancy Groceriea
Woodenware aud Motions.
otuuuquity its oricin and date are un
known, being variously attributed to Aga
sias, Praxiteles and Calamis. It was found
in 1503 in the ruins of ancient Antium
(now Porto d'Anzo), and subsequently
placed in the Belvedere of the Vatican
(whence the name) by Pope Julius II, who
had purchased it beforo his accession to
the papacy. The French removed it in
17S7, but replaced it after 1S15. When
found the right hand and part of the arm
nnd the left hand were wanting; they were 1
restored by Angelo de Montorsoli, a pupil
of Michael Angelo The statne represents
the god at the moment of his victory over
the python, and is of heroic size and nude.
The left arm is extended, still holding the
bow, while the right hand, which has just
left the string, is near the hip. The figure
Is muscular aud poised with exquisite
grace. It shows the very perfection of
Jewelry in Ancient Time.
It is somewhat curious to find, sap? The
Horological Review, that about SO0 B. C
false or cheap jewelry was worn at Cyprus
as commonly as it is in the present day by
a certain class of people. Several exam
ples of bracelets, earrings and rings were
found while excavating on that island
which are of bronze or copper, covered with
a thin leaf of gold. With tho pa5-ion pos
sessed by these people to symbolize every
thing all pergonal ornaments signified
more tlan tbeir outward appearance sug
gested. Finger rings indicated power, be
cause tbey were nsaally signet; the ear
rtLgs meant servitude, bracelets recalled
bondage, while the necklace, reminding
one of a wreth of flowers thrown about
the neck, tended rather toward an honora
ble chstiDctioa. Among the necklace lfc
covered tn the treatsnrc ckambfr at Ci
rittra. en the islnad of Cyprus, is ooe which
refreeat lotns flowers.
Th rjMl:nnr nr Mas"5-
1 Children Cry for Pitcher's CastoriaT
BOOT AND SHOE CO.,
Wholesale Dealers In
A new process dry compressed vcast
cake. Quick, strong and sweet. Al
ways in the house ready for use, and
will keep a year. Price 5c a package.
Factory cor. Kellogg & ATosley Ares
J. A. BISHOP,
Wholesale and Retail
Paints, Oils and Glass.
150 X Market St., Wichita, Kan
102 E Douglas Avenue.
Wichita, Kan. Telephone Connection
BUTLER & GRALBY
JIaunfactnrers and Dealers In
All kinds of cans for shipping purposes, ruita,
baling powder, etc.
213 South. Main, Wichita, Kan.
WHOLESAIL AND RETAIL
Corner First Street and Lawrence ATenue,
ChlcBRO Yards. ."Stli and Iron streets, Chicago.
A. bmlth. f-alcman. Geo. L. 1'rutt, and Ueo, W.
Cross. Resident Partners.
"Wichita Trunk Factory
II. 1WSSFIELD, Proprietor.
Manufacturer Of, Wholesale
and Retail Dealer in
Trunks, Valises, Satchels,
Shawl and Trunk Straps,
Pocket Books, Wil
low Ware, Etc.
125 W Douglas.
Artstctlej iiienuu'ni. tne existence of tho
magnet, and Humboldt refers to the
knowledge of it possessed by the ancients.
Pliny says "the magnet stone is found in
Cantabria," and we have heard of the
loadstones that are supposed to support
Mahomet's coffin at Medina. Tho origin
of this fable was probably owing to the
order given by Ptolemy to his architect,
Dinochares. Ptolemy wished the roof of a
temple at Alexandria to be roofed with
tho magnet stone, so that the image of
his sister Arsinoe should remain suspend
ed therein. But the death of the king and
his architect prevented the project from
being carried ouc
Hippopotamns (Wh : nten In Amca,
but the rr' l,tin)n.
J. L. HODGE!
J. D. Hodge wishes it under
stood that he sells goods
For : Cask I
For cash means pay for goods
when vou take them out of the
store. This is intended for
everyone, white or black, rich
or poor, banker or bummer.
J. L. HODGE,
590 E Douslas Avenue.
LODiiji huuAi tiOSjSIP.
THE NEWS OF THE DAY AMONG THE
Theodore I ChsppeUe, "Who WasTCecently
Elected Grand Master of Odd Fellows
of the lowerProTincej or British Xorth
America Items from Other Orders.
The following sketch and nortrnft wer
originally published in The Dominion Odd
Theodore L. Chapp-lle, who, at tho re-
cuai. session oi tno grand lodge, held at St.
John, N. B., was elected by acclamation its
grand master, was born at Charlottetown
P. E. L, on July 0. 1S--9. He was initiated
into St. Lawrence lodce, No. 8, located at
Charlottetown, on June 19, 1ST1, passed
the N. G.'s chair in 1873, and became a
member of the grand lodge in 1874, whose
sessions, with only one exception, he has at
tended to tho present. Having served as
grand herald, conductor, guardian, mar
shal, warden and deputy grand master, he
has now the pleasure of occupying the
highest office in the sift of the order out
side of the sovereign gand lodge.
During Bro. Chappelle'c membership he
has seen many changes. "Old things have
passed away, "and
the new order has
gained vim nnd en
fore unknown. He
may indeed be
classed as a hard
working Odd Fel
low, for it is ad
mitted that to his
energy and devot
with the valuable '
ed in recent years
by Grand Repre
sentative Benja- theo. l. ciiafpelle.
rain Brcmner, the order holds such an ex
alted position in that section of the juris
diction. Bro. Chappello will, during his tenure of
ofiice, perform the duties of the station
faithfull, and show at the end of tho year
that tho order has not suffered during his
incumbency. Bro. Chappelle has been con
tinuously R. scribe of Port la Joie En
campment, No. 13, sinre its formation in
1876, with the exception of one year, in
which he filled the chiuf patriarch's chair.
KNIGHTS OF HONOR.
How tho Order Is Groulnsrln w York
State 3IInncotu'i Iloonu
The reports read at the recent session of
the grand lodge of Xew York showed:
Total amount of money received hy the
grand treasurer during tho two years, S20,
0S2.42; amount expendi d, S17.7S2.S7; amount
in grand treasury Aug. 31, 1SD0 $7,170.17.
The total increase in membership wo, 3,332;
decrease by death, suspension aud other
wise, 2,503; net increase, 7C9. Number of
English lodges. 153, with a membership of
11,193; German lodges, 36, with &.1SS mem
bers. Total number of lodges, 189; total
Tho following table shows the death rate
in New York city, Brooklyn and balance
of state during the enrs 1883 and 18S9,
computed on the membership Juno SO of
New York city 7,23
Balance of St&to. . . . .4,423
New York city 8,123
Balance of 6tato 4,400
No. Deaths. Rate.
ISO 1G 41
Taken together the lodges in New York
city and Brooklyn drew from the W. & O.
B. fund $00,274.20 more than they paid into
The Btate lodges paid into said fund $40,
427.20 moru thau they received from it.
Supreme Deputy J. P. Baker is hard at
work in Minnesota, and expects to institute
several new lodges in the near future. He
6peaks very highly of Mankato and Still
water lodges in that state.
A Fine IIall Completed at Jrffarftonrllle,
The Free Masons of Missouri aro con
gratulating themselves on the completion
at Jefferson City of one of tho finest Ma
sonic halls in tho state. It occupies tho
entire third floor of a large new bank build
ing, and is very handsome and complete in
A new Masonic building is being erected
at Saginaw, Mich.
Tho Knights Templar of Ohio contrib
uted N.C2S.81 to the fund for the erection
of tho Garfield monument at Cleveland.
The London Free Mason states that in
Spain they have "mixed lodges," which
give the degrees to the wires of Masons.
A Spaniard recently avouched for his wife
as a regular Mason.
The art department of tho Masonic li
brary of Iowa, at Cedar Rapids, has lately
received valuable additions in the Kay of
paintings, bronzes, vases and statues. Tho
department is very Inteiesting.
Hiram lodge. No. 1, of New Haven, Conn.,
is said to own one of the most complete o(
Masonic halls. It is located on the corner
of Union and Chapel streets, New Haven.
The price paid for it is much below tho cost
of erection, to say nothing of tho Und. It
is their intention to materially improve the
building and add an elevator. When this
is accomplished the older members of this
ancient lodgo will be able to attend, and a
larger attendance ol members may bo ex
pected. Knights of Tented Haccaboi.
The ice h.is been broken iu Colorado by
the organization of a tent in Denver,
by Sir Knight J. J. Thornton. D. S. C,
with 16 charter members.
St. Clair tent. No. 41, has ben organized
at Sarnia, Ont., with 25 charter members.
Wakeman tent haq been organized at
Wakeman, O., with Ifi charter members.
Fountain City tent, No. 21 hai been or
ganized at flyren, O.. with H charter mem
bers. Randolph tent. No. CO, has bn organ
ized at Randolph, O.. with 0 charter mem
Erie tent. No. SS. ba feen org. ysd at
Port Clinton, 0.,with 21 charter 7.br.
Greenfield tnt. No. 17, ha l-yen organ
ized at 6renfibld. .Md., with 13 charter
A corrcpoadent of The Be Hive, writ
ing from North AobersC. O , wys of to
membership ia the stale: "Taking th last
B-e Hive tut a baU for fifrare it bw
about 3. ICO Mxccabecjt, lirULA among 79
tents la 2Se&aat- Tu give woti tot
an averag of 40 rxwir.b-rs. Bat of tie 73
taU oaiySfi. exct.T ine-third. rch tie
average w are above ,t, while '& test are.
with tbe exceptica of a ftnr, eoaslderabiy
1Uir t Odr Crr.
The trae reason wby Uie Cmderte
lent the foule of Cedar Crrk k rer
been told. Every CfJt- tU w
there Mrs that It wm due to toe ttAmprd
oi Rojr' "LrH briie." Irat very Ur
kaow what euud toe tad. In toe
brigadewa tbe ChrkUv tmmlrr, t Cb&r
loite coaatT, Va. Tfc rmptntn of lOfe eoaa
paoy was Tbowx SccUO. who to mH to
bit 7Brt!l appxtz3c trorr a cam. He
led hi gallaot cotaptsy am too ttetd. ami
Kotse-r vow jot aftottt to osoW t thmrtjt
whoa Cab. Seoita's bocac Kapywl iaoo a
xne suaaen jors .'.. . string.
The snapping cord in - a r port tha
sounded like a bomb to .? hattleleas Tet
erans, and with one acord tkey followed
their gallant leader fro-n the field, throw
ing the remainder of tbo brigade into a
panic and riding down tba iafaatry that
were supporting them. Capt. Smith al
ways said that ha left the field to get a new
corset string, but he never proved it Chi
cago Special Press Bureau.
"Reformers" are always sneered at by
the professional politicians and their
friends (and sometimes by peoplo who
would not like to be classed among tho
Mfriend3" of tho boys) as nothing but "am
ateurs," somewhat as if an honest citizen
called upon to defend his house against
a burglar should be gibed at by the burg
lar as nothing but an "amateur," who
ought to be sleeping quietly in hi bed, and
not thus clumsily interfering with the ac
complished industry of "professionals."
It may be suspected that neither the ridi
cule nor the mirth of the professional poli
tician and of his journalistic, business or
social partner i3 quite as self comforting
and hilarious as it seems; for though th
cynic is always underestimating tho virtu
inherent in the individual and in the com
munity he yet occasionally has an unex
pected lesson as to tho weight of tho kick
of that mysterious beast Public Opinion,
and thus a thread of anxiety is often woven
in the warp of his happy humor. Century.
Cable Around Arrlca.
The largest owner of submarine cables U
tho Eastern Telegraph company, whos
system covers the ground fromEnglsnd
to India, and comprises 81,800 miles
cable. The eastern extension, which tx
ploits the far east, has 12,953 milts more.
Early in 1SS9 the system of West African
cables, which started from Cadis only six
years ago, was completed to Oapo Towa, sa
that the Dark Continent is now complete
ly encircled by submarine telegraph, touch
ing at numerous points along tho couK
More than 17,000 miles of cable havs bea
required to do this, and several companies.
witn more or less aid from tho British,
French, Spanish and Portugueso govern
ments, have participated in carrying out
the work. Ilerbcrt Laws Webb la Scrib
ner's. At tha Bank.
Modest man, awaro of tho augnst pres
ence into which ho is ushered, and pain
fully alive to his own insignificance-
"I wish to make a deposit."
Hank Official (hurriedly) What name?
Modest Man-C. Smith.
Bank Official (with withering sarcasm
C.l Huh! what's C.t
Modest Man (cheerfully) C? Why, c la
tho third letter in the alphabet; sounded
bard, like k, before a, o, u, 1, r, s and t, and
soft, liko s, beforo e, I and y. New York
Oman Cables of the Worlil.
According to the latest report of tho In
ternational bureau of telegraph adminis
trations thesubtnarino telegraph system
of the world consists of 1W),070 nautical
miles of cable ovcrnmont administra
tions own 12,5'it miles, while 107.W6 aro tho
property of private companies. Tho total
cost of these cnblas is in the neighborhood
of two hundred million dollars.
A Paris correspondent saya that It U
hardly pofuuble for anj one not Ultimately
acquainted with the farts to realize tho ex
tent of the petting and adulation that aro
lnvishud on Alexander Dumas. He has a
clique or coterie of hH own wlttah Mir
rounds him with all sorts of attractions.
Thero Is a luxury, positive and gratofnl,
In clothing the feet cuch morning with
shoes nnd stockings that are clean, dry and
perfec.ly fitted, and the faithful members
respond with an exhilarating vigor which
Is too pleasing to be remanded to spolnl
and niro occasions.
Meaurlnc; tho Flow of Tlos.
A young scientist connected with tha
United States steamer Fish Hawk, which
Is used In experimontincon tho Sound, has
Invented an ingenious instrument for
measuring the flow of the tides. It is mads
of sheet copper in the shape somewhat of a
fish, nnd is about four feet long. It la,
when in ti'ie, suspended from the end of a
20-foot spar rigged to the side of th
steamer, and extending at right angina
with her, to make the action of the ma
chine entirely independent of currents that
might Ikj caused by the Mourner. Tho head
of this mechanical fish consinU of a deli
cately made revolving screw or wheel, not
nnliko in construction and shapo the pro
pelling screw of tho steamer.
WThon tho fish is lowered into the watr
It turn1! its head toward the current and Is
held in that position by the toil, which
serves the purpose- of a rudder. Within
the body of the fish is placed dollcato ma
chinery whi h registers the revolutions
made by the revolving screw, and the ra
pidity of the revolutions is transmitted to
the laboratory on the steamer bynn Ingeni
ously" constructed eirctrieal apparatua.
thus recording tho rapidity of tba aurrunt
New York Telegram.
Ono of tho point wpedally notM br
military observers during tbe rroent ma
neuvers abroad, wbrro HtitokeloM powder
wan used, was that in n clear ntroempbere,
nnobMirved by the smoke of battlo, all
bright accoutrement vrf re -on at a great
dinUinw. thus betraying the pfefftttonji of
tbe various bodios ot troop
In photographing projectiles in motion
no result of any importance ro obtained
till tho velocity of tn bot axcsls that of
round. But at hIkbt spoilt a wave of
compression )n toutwl pnwnliwz the bullet
in iu ffight. Rvbiad th projosttfo tairo
is a oonlcol wvtve farcied, tho angle of
whteh Li kssa tbr grantor tbe velocity.
MORSELS OF GAgTaOWOMY.
Epicure vJdom care for swroas at a din
ner. Roast pork take Bflrly "i hours to
Gas is comine mot and more into favor
as a cooking taet.
Papflloti'v n tcrtmi ptr of papr
fastened cw ftl d rotlrta
OM v ''9n a
of pura Cod Ur Oil wits Hjao
pnoaphriaa of Umt nd Soda la
alrooat n pelatabfa milk.
Children anjoy It rathr than
otnrwl. a MARVELLOUS FUCSH
PRODUCER it is lndd, and tha
llttJo tad a nn laasl who tako cold
aHr. mar b- forUfid acalnat a
oougn that mleht cror rtoua. br
ta'tag Soott'a Emulsion aUmr tnlr
mals during th winter 9on.
Jlnrar of ivbtfltuttons and lttlUiUns.