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I^SgjfiPED HIS WIFE
"i0^p%m. 8UMBER8 PASS A PLEAS
" ANT EVENING.
?flat Her Brainy I?rd ud 51m
-M?f^<) In Her Fool Scheme In
Himself, and He Had. the Satin
agH?^^&V gred," eaid Mrs. Bllmbers, "I do
'teii?; you would ever help mo as some men
. '\ ^lp their wives. If you would pay any
; SOTfaOtlou to what Is going on around you,
_.-S ailRht Iitt-.e won a prize this afternoon.
? Mrs. TrigVy hod some oompany, and we
bad to see bow many words we could oon
, struct with letters used In the word' friend?
ship^ Don't you remember reading In
same s&per several weeks ago about a
>?*y that kind? If you had shown any
toteres? at that time and had helped me
?'; find words, I might have been prepared
% ? for it today. As it was, I was next to the
"Pnhawi" replied Mr. Blimbera "I've
: S\ Bomo?hlns better to do than waste my
oyit^anoh claptrap as that. I hove
? -T .fo.?^,.; rough, "thinking daring the day
.->.'.' "? *^t6 e?cois^?y brain In"figuring out
bridge .tho helght cf folly. How many
Councilmffc. Would you. like to see th(
the meeting "
Messrs. J. Jeady? Gosh, but I'm tiredt
Faulkner, ttfcj?, you've got 'fried' la
present. r/, -
ClTv Clerk3 3^"* 000 ot 050 *?
It is Sm&lSfc0^ rw KOt theffi
lowest ib,ou^"?* "that.sheet of paper.
submitteiQVeTWhUo I see about the tea."
specificatip 'your paper. I don't want
a repcen the bell rang, and they went I
memh?:^liliag room. Mr. Bilm born ato
shouV fbrXa few minutes and then sud
. ..J* X .^fire got 'die,' "his wife replied.
V ?r-a*\\3\ .g. & what senseless thing the
* ..lrnu get up .next?" Mr. Blimbera
?-.' cii de'he swallowed a mouthful of
-.C^'y wHad." "Bu4 I suppose it's well
VV?;< the bon- Jot them give their brains a llt
S ?/ 'ionce in awhile.: They need it
the err4 *? doM^ thinking as the men
. ^ k D%over,thow sea?s!e8s games, I'll
?_ J pi you wouldn't bother me with
c,.itv? of t&tua. I've got other thinga
?v > ^ij-^y'njymliid." ' ;?
jS: ?..,?5felS$TdOT!t worry about It, then," ,
sold MaX Blicibers, 'Tsi sorry I brought
? the metier utV.it: that's thsLway you feel J
about i*. But ? thought'.you'd be inter
c?tod - Goodness knows yon take little I
?nough interest In me and '?hat I do, and [
"Hav*5 yoa got-sir?* on your list?" Mr.
BJSmtwse interrupted. P-? .?
":''? **Xiet me soe," his wifa replied ns sha|
?-?,'; ? unfolded a sheet of-paper and began look?
ing up and down several rows of words.:
7 ?> "I don't believe I have. Is'squear E didn't
think of that. If I had, I'd have bead tied
Humph!" Mr. Blimbera scrca&Ucnliv
ejaculated, "the only thing that curp''^
||&Sgaia;iu that you wotnon surxxoeded in doing
anything at all with' traah a puzzle or
:&~V game or whatever you call it because It
takes some thinking. If I had a chance in
such a contest as that, I'll bet I'd win ev?
erytime. ^ Now don't bother me any more j
with this thing. I want to read."
Mrs. Bilm hers had some matters to look I
after In the kitchen while the girlwaaj
taking things off the table, and Mr. Blim
bars want ouS to the porch. About five J
minutes later he rushed Into the hali and |
"Florence l Ho, Florence I"
"Have yoa got 'rider*" bawled Mr.!
"Yes," his wife replied.
' - "Confound fcbeaa fool women, anyway I"
maitoroff Mr. Bllmbers as he returned to
Sho porch and sat down. "I wish their
blamed old games were all in Skaguay. I
bavon't any time to waste over them, and
I need my energy for more useful things."
Then' ho began to read. Presently ha [
.came to the Word "fire," and that remind
-'eS hitu. ...
^?Floren??,? he yelled, "Is that you in!
the pari?^ \>
" Yea, * o-as the reply.
VHayi-^tSu got 'fire?' "
?'^Jtlrcr, -iXtab me.see. Yes, I've
,. ' &fr. B""*"^--?, slapped his paper down
^---UBBJB?*. "rj'^i and took several turns |
aroisiid ttrw^?rtm to calm himself.
They had\ been out the night before, and
Mrs. Bllmbers was weary, so sho retired
early and so&n fell asleep. Sho had hod
tmvoral ploai'_ ;nt dreams when sho awoke
find saw t^at a light was burning in the
dressing r torn.
"Fred, /1 she cried, "is that you?"
little after 11."
"Goodness I Why don't yon come to
"I've got three more words than yea
had, " he triumphantly declared as he en
tered the. bedroom, flourishing her list.
"But confound it, I wish you'd leave your
foolish games behind you when you cone
home from parties hereafter 1 I ought to
have been asleep two hours ago. I'll have
a head on me like a block of wood tomor?
- 0; She soon fell asleep again, to be rudely
awakened several hours later.
* ''Florence!" said Mr. Blimbers.
"What is it?" she whispered, thinking
V '. .v of burglars and getting ready to duck un?
der the quilts,
iisii" "Did you have 'fad' in your list?"
" 'Fad?' No. You can't get 'fad' out of
- the letters in 'friendship.' There's no'a.'"
"Of ail tho fools under the sun," growl?
ed Mr. Blimbera as he turned over and
tried to go to sleep, "a woman that will
. work her brain over such an idiotic thing
as that'friendship' game is a little the
But his wife hod relapsed into slumber,
and'so he had the last word.?Cleveland
- Leader. ? '
The Dew Creatore.
Of course thuy were dear friends.
''Did hokisn you when he proposed!"
asked the one in pink.
': >; . . " No-o, I believe not," answered the ono
"You wens too quick for him, I sup?
pose," suggested the one in pink, "but
. really I think you made a mistake. It is
?. ?' better to let the man initiate anything of
.'? that sort."
;?.-?' It is hardly necessary to explain why
:v. '- l.'.ehey era no longer dear friends ?Chicago
Post. ' _?
g^fei^-- ' ? A Bora Bfatheuiat^olBn.
-' "Dickey doesn't know his letters well,'
. ? ': gxpl&ined his mother to the new toachsr,
"but he's quick in learning figures."
' ?C- "What is this, dear?" asked the teaches
' ; pointing to the letter B.
^^Dat'* a 18 jammed togadder," proinp?
.'??? KTsiuaulttd j).Uk?y;?Chicago Trlbuji*
A WISE OLD HEN.
>ff?M the Goose as b Boat and Watohsd
Her Adopted Babies.
The following remarkable instance of
the communication of ideas among the
iower animals Is narrated by Rev. O.
"At the flour mills of Tubberafeeena,
near Clonmel, while In the possession of
Mr. Nowbold, there was a goose, which by
some accident was loft solitary, without
mate or offspring, gander or goslings.
Now, it happened, as is common, that the
millor's wife had set a number of duck
eggs under a hen, which in duo time were
incubated, and of course the duoklings,
as soon as they came forth, ran with nat?
ural instinct to the water, and the hen
was in a sad pucker, her maternity urging
her to follow the brood, and her Instinct
disposing her to keep on dry land.
"In the meanwhile up sailed the goose,
and with noisy gabble, which certainly
(being interpreted) meant 'Leave them to
my care,' she swam up and down with
the duoklings, and when they were tired
with their aquatio excursion she consigned
them to the care of the hen.
"The next morning down came again
the duoklings to the pond, and there was
the goose waiting for them, and there
stood the hen in her great flustration. On
this occasion we are not at all sore that
the goose invited the hen, observing her
maternal trouble, but it is a fact that, she
being near the shore, the hen jumped on
her back and there sat, the ducklings
swimming, and the goose and hen after
them, up and down the pond.
"This was not a solitary event. Day
after day the hen was seen on board the
goose, attending the duoklings up and
down in perfect oontentedness and good
humor, numbers of people coming to wit?
ness, which continued until the ducklings,
ooruing to duys of discretion, required no
longer the joint guardianship of the goose
and hen."--Now York Witness.
CHANCES OF LIFE.
What a Man May Expect After He Beaches
In the English Illustrated Magazine Mr.
J. Holt Sohooling works out some inter?
esting results as regards the chanoes of
malos at ages 20, 80, 40, 60, 60, 70, 80 and
90, living for 10 years more, 20 years more,
80 years more, etc. For example, as re?
gards 1,000 men aged 20. 989 of them "live
ten years more"?1. e., to age 80?that is,
94 per cent live to age 80 and 6 per oent
do not, so the chance at ago 20 to live to
age 30 is not quite 10 to 1 in favor of liv?
ing. Similarly 669 out of 1,000 "live 40
years more"?L e., to age 80?so that the
odds in favor of a man aged 20 living to
ago 60 are 66 to 44?say 5 to 4?in sport?
Again, as only 10 out of the 1,000 "live
70 years more"?1. e., to age 90?the
chance of a man aged 20 attaining ago 90
Is only 1 in 100, or odds of 99 to 1 against
him. As to the chances for men aged 50,
770 per 1,000 live 10 years more?i. e., to
age 60.Therefore we may say the chonoe
of a man aged 50 living to 60 is represent?
ed by odds, pj 77 to 28, or about 7 to 3 in
favor of the man aged 50 living ten years
mora.- This ehanco, favorable as it Is, is
of course-hot nearly as great as the 16 to 1
chnnoo in favor of a man aged 80 living to
Glancing at men aged 70 wo see that
only 385 per 1,000 livo ten years more?
i. e., to age 80. This means that 84 per
100 live the ten years and 60 per 100 do
not, so the chance at ago 70 of a man liv?
ing to age 80 is represented by tho odds of
2 to 1 against him. As for men aged 90,
of 1,000 men alive at age 00 only four live
to age 100. Thus at age 90 tho chance of
living ten years is very small, it being
represented by tho long odds of S49 to 1
Kgalnei the man, quite an outside chance.
Tho Murderous Kea,
Scientists have been some time studying
the habits of the bird known as the kea,
or the mountain parrot, of New Zealand,
which hos acquired the remarkable habit
of attacking sheep and tearing open their
bucks by means of its sharp und powerful
beak for the purpose of attracting the
kidney fat, which appears to be esteemed
as a luxurious diot. It bus been suggosted
that this peculiar habit or instinct was
developed by the bird getting tho fat from
tho skins of sheep that had been slaugh?
tered, but this solution is not very satis?
factory, as there appears nothing to con?
nect the fat on the skins of sheep with live
A more probable solution of the origin
of tho habit is as follows: In tho hilly dis?
tricts of New Zealand there is a great
abundance of whito moss, or lichen, which
exactly resombles a lump of white wool,
at the roots of which are found small
white fatty substanoes, supposed by some
to be tho seeds of the plant and by others
to bo a grub which infested it, and these
are a fnvorito food of tho kea. Probably
the bird, misled by its resemblance, com?
menced an exploration in the backs of
sheep, and this, proving satisfactory, orig?
inated tho new habit In any event, it is
certainly one of the strangest and most
peculiar instincts to be found in the whole
range of natural history.?Nature.
Lemons taken externally, or rather used,
will aid in beautifying any one. There is
nothing more valuable for the toilet table
than a solution of lemon juice. A little
rubbed on the bunds, face and neck at
night will not only whiten, but soften the
skin. A paste made of magnesia and
lemon juice applied to the face and hands
upon lying down for a 15 minutes' rest
will bleach tho skin beautifully.
For discolored or stained linger nails a
tcospoonful of lemon julco in a cup of
warm soft water is invaluable. This is
one of the very Ivost manicure acids. It
will loosen the cutic.lo from the finger
nuils as well as remove disuolorations.
Loiuou juice in water is an excellent
tooth wash. This is about tho only thing
that will remove tartar. It will also
sweeten the breath.
A Great Scheme.
"You appear to bo making considerable
monoy, squiro," ventured an eastern vis?
itor to Justice of tho Peace Xlckerson of
"Yes, the boys are treating me pretty
"Depends a good deal on that, does it?"
"Yes, ev'ry bit. yon bet your boots.
You see, it's a feu ollico, and I promised
'fore election that half of what I got
should go to settin 'em up. It makes more
business und has a tendency to keep 'cm
law abidin."?Denver Times.
Thin Gold I.?aves.
Gold leaves so thin that 250,000 measure
only an inch in thickness are produced in
tho Swun process by placing thin sheets
of polished copper in an electrolytic gold
plating solution only until a continuous
gold Clm has formed, then dissolving away
the copper by ohemical means.
'He Is my hammock and Idly dream
While the inoon looks down through the alder
Mid the sweet perfume, this night in .lane
Of tho honeysuckle upon tho breeze.
The southern wind so softly sighs
As he gently wooes the tender leaves
And fondly hopes that love is blind
As he his false vow softly breathes.
I Ho In my hammoclt and fondly dream
Of the day now long since passed uway.
When Junes were golden and hearts were true
And lifo was one bright summer day. .
And I think of o.uojff^o,w??jKithj??i-1J*rtEl' ? - ?
-Who was scml of'my soul, as time rovealed,
Although it way known to us neither then,
Bat it left a wound that has never healed.
For the years passed on, and we drifted apart
Just how we neither ever knew,
But this -wo know?though our lives divide.
Each heart to the other is true.
But there comes to my heart such wild regret
As I dream of other nights like these.
Of the honeysucklo's sweet porfume
And the moon's bright face through the alder
?Rose VanB. Speoce.
8HE FLAGGED THE TRAIN.
The Engineer Was Mad, bat the Woman I
Accomplished Her Purpose.
"Patsy, you are 20 minutes off today,
and besides you look as glum as if you
had hit a squaw up the road. What made
you lato?" I inquired the other day, as I
ollmbed into tho cab of old 135, whioh had
just pulled into the Buffalo stution with
No. 93 of tho West Shore road.
"I didn't hit a squaw," said the engi?
'' You know that hill just ahead of the
curve after leaving tho reservation. Well,
No. 10 delayed mo at tho junotion this
morning, and I bad her open wide to
make the hill without any dolay when
what should I see but two women jump?
ing around like mad on the track a few
hundred yards ahead. One was waving u
red petticoat, and the other had a bandana
of the same color. I jammed the throttle
down hard, pulled the lever and whistled
for brakes in a jiffy and then began to
look ahead for a missing rail or a wash
put. I couldn't see a thing, so as soon as
we came to a stop I clambered down to
find out what was tho matter. What do
you suppose the idiots wanted? They hod
a letter and two pennies. The letter was
for a sweetheart, and they wanted him to
get it right away. As pa wouldn't drive
over to the village postoffice for a week
they thought I would like to do them a
favor. Was I mod? Did I swear? Well,
you should have seen me there at the bot?
tom of tho hill with a heavy train, stuok
for five minutes and then creeping on up
like a snail for ten more"
"What about the letter?" I inquired.
"Oh, Mac took it and tho pennies and
said he'd post it for them if they would
promise never to flag another train. Mac
said they not only promised, but one of
them apologized for having flagged his
train with her petticoat."?Now York
Pigs In a Spanish Town.
It is tho pigs that give Puebla de San-1
abrln its individuality. The town's main
street terraces upward, a thoroughfare of i
supreme unevennoss, and from the valley
to the castle door you meet placid recum?
bent pigs almost at every yard. They lio
about like tho cats in tho Lisbon streets,
and no one interferes. They sit on their
hams nt tho thresholds of tho houses, and
when the whim seizes them stroll into the
dwellings with curious little spasmodie
twistings of tho toil. They oven climb the
stairs like tho two legged inmates, and
again, when urged by the whim, take the
air on tho agreeable old balconies above.
Thoneo from amid hanging creepers and
household crockery, their long, slate blue
snouts peer down upon tho passorby with
a critical air that is curiously offensive.
This, mind you, not in a poor little
hamlet like those of Connemara, but in
the chief street of a district capital of
Spain, with an assuming town hall close
to the swine. Tho air here, which ought
to bo as sweet and fresh ns that of Skid
daw's top, rooks with ordure. In other
Spanish hamlets one has to say "By your'
leave" to the bronzed porkers and tinkling
g?ats which block tho thoroughfare, but
in Puebla do Snnabrla tho pigs resent tho
hint that thoy are in tho way. It is you
who Intrude. Their grunts, ranging from
coniElolnt tu challenge., toll you. thiit quitu
unmistakably if you attempt to stl'r Cl>< in
eithor with your boot or your walking
Etick.?Charles Edwurdes in Mocrnillun's
Taken at Her Word.
They had been sitting at opposite ends
of the sofa for a long time in silenoe.
He loved hor madly.
But he feared to "put it to the touch to
win or lose it all."
Ho had come with the intention of learn- j
ing the worst. I
Or the best..
"- But her manner was cool, reserved, pro
iruiua ib. not Do better to go away now
and await a more propitious tlmo rather
than to hazard all on too precipitous ac?
tion now? _. -
Not Now or never 1
With one dexterous slide he was closely
by her side; his arm slid round her wil?
"Stay I" she cried.
"Thank you, I will," the youth replied,
and the other arm slid round the other
An Amiable Yonnf Man,
"Mamma," said Miss Northslde, ul am
quite certain that Mr. Esplanade means
"What makes you so certain?" asked
"He's trying so hard to placate papa.
Papa told him that his wheel was a better
make than Mr. Esplanade's, and Mr.
Esplanade meekly agreed that it was."?
Pittsburg Chronicle. ,
The total cost of launching a modern
battleship often amounts to over $10,000.
About five tons of Russian tallow und over
a ton of oil and soft soap ore used in
greasing tho wuys?that is, the slip down
which the cradle in which the vessel-is
placed glides into tho sen.
Truth is tho object of our understand?
ing as good is of our wiil, and tho under?
standing can no more lie delighted with a
lie than the will can choose an apparent
Horatius never defended the bridge.
The story was manufactured by the same
gifted author who gavu the world tho uo
count of Scoovola's heroism
""" ' SORE THROAT.
Qninsy, or Tossilltls, and Hoi It Should
Quinsy, or tonsllltis, is an acute inflam?
mation of one or both tonsils. The Inflam?
mation is commonly very "active," caus?
ing great pain and ending in tho forma?
tion of matter.
Children, and especially young adults,
are most subject to the disease, for it is in
them that the tonsils are most fully de?
veloped and most prone to take on inflam?
mation. The glands gradually become
smaller in middle life and have more or
loss completely disappeared in those who
have reached old ago.
Tho first indication of trouble is usually
a chill or a chilly sensation, such as many
people havo come to recognize as a sign of
having caught cold. This is followed by a
little fever, with dryness and "stiffness"
in the throat, and & little pain on swal?
The pain, which rapidly increases, is
continuous, but is greatly aggravated by
the chewing and swallowing of food. On
looking into the throat the swollen and
reddened tonsil is readily seen. When both
tonsils are affected, they may often be
i seen pressing against each other and seem
j ingly blocking up tho throat completely.
Sometimes tho trouble may?apparently
at leasts?be cut short by early treatment,
but usually tho Inflammation goes on to
the formation and discharge of an abscess.
A person with tonsllitis should llvo on
milk and broths. Indeed, there is no
temptation to take solid food, not only
because of tho pain in swallowing, but be?
cause tho appetite Is lost.
Gargling with a strong solution of borax
or bicarbonate of soda hi hot water, to
which a little glyoerin has been added, la
very grateful. Cold compresses"applied to
- the . throat at. the beginning of an attack
? occasionally appear to'out It -BhoTVbut
after the formation of pus has clearly bo
come inevitable warm applications oi
poultices should be used. As soon as mat?
ter has formed it should holet out, and
the onsulpg relief will amply compensate
for the momentary pain of tha llttlu or ex
ation, ?Youth's Companion,
SEPTEMBER 18, \i
THE DAYS THAT USED TO BEL.
Let mo Ring yon a sane of tho roUJoklng days,
Tho days that used to be,
When the years were veiled in a misty haze.
To which we would gladly flee.
When all was bright to our youthful gaze.
No intricate windings, no doubtful mozo,
And on each lips a epng of praise
That you were alive, and me.
No cross to sustain and no sorrow to bear
. In the days that need to be,
No need too great for us to dare
When we rode our grandpa's knee,
No harrowing doubt, no chilling care.
No soul bowed down beneath despair.
The life was happy, and life was fair?
*? Twss happy for you and me.
trnose giaudome days we uve over again,
Tho so days that used to be,
When life was all pleasure, without any pain,
A joyful mystery.
We bailed with delight each shower of rain.
For we knew that the sunlight would com?
No graves In our hearts where some lost hops
Then yon were content, and me.
Press on, bravo heart, through all your woes
And think of the used to be,
Vor there'll ooma a tlzco when you'll oonquca
And all life's ml Bury 1
Whan the soul is done with IIa earthly throes
And Into the haven it gladly goes.
Then once again, as every one knows,
Yon'll surely be happy, and me.
The Origin and History of This Feature
of English Securities.
Almost all the debt of England consists
of the fundid debt, so called, and the
greater part cf this is made up of "con?
sols," which is an abbreviation of "con?
solidated stocks,'' of which we read wvery
day in the papers, and the price of consols
is tho financial puise of England.
Consols were created in ".Y63 by stat?
ute 35 of George II, chaptor 27 But no
scrap of paper ever ropreientcb a consol
until, to facilitate <-o:x.nierce, in 1870, a
statute was passed Allowing the govern?
ment to issue certificates to represent
them. The protorty that all tho world
asked tho price of every day was unrepre?
sented by any monetary securities until
1870, and even now very fow certificates
have been issued.
Now, this is a consol and this is its his?
tory: Originally some one had loaned tho
government ?100, and the government
had caused his name to be enrolled on its
: books as a creditor, from whom It had re
1 ceived that amount and to whom some day
it might, if it chose, repay it. It need
never do so, but until it did it must pay |
him an annuity of ?8?that is, ho received j
8 per cent on his money as long as the
government chose to keep It, but the gov- I
ernnient could pay it bock at any time it
chose to do so. This creditor then owned
& consol?that la, he owned such a debt
from tho government as I have just de?
If he wished to transfer what rights he
had?that is, his 8 por cent per annum?
and the right to his ?100 when, if ever,
the government chose to return it, he
oouid go to the Bonk of England with his
transferee and receive the purchase price
from him and the stock would be trans?
ferred to the man paying the considera?
tion, and that man's name would bo placed
on the government's book in the place of
the former owner, and thereafter tho
transferee would receive the ?8 a year and
the ?100, if it was over paid back. But
no paper passed except the receipt for the
purchase money which was given by the
buyer, and which the bank official checked
I with a red mark.
Those receipts were not certificates of
ownership and were seldom preserved,
never except for purposes of identification
when tho new owner went to draw his first
' dividend After that they wero destroyed.
It is true in old times the owner of a con?
sol was given a tally, which was nothing
' but a block of wood with notches on it,
split In two so that a portion of each notch
should be on each half, and tho govern?
ment kept one half and the owner of tho
stock tho other half.
' These showed tho state of tho account
between tho government and its creditor,
' but this was an antiquated Kystom of keep?
ing accounts, brought down from tho days
' when^wrltlng was little known, and at
last'they were abolished by act of purlin
: ment and burned. - There wero so many
' of them that when they~were thrown into
' tho furnaces those became 'superheated,
II and the parliament houses burnt*! down,
' I which perhaps served tho authorities right
fox koasl'w'xr.a antiauated system so. lonar.
KATfc Of THE FRENCH EXILES.
Aapoleonlo Followers Who Came to Tola !
Country Alter Waterloo.
In passing through Alabama tho atten?
tion of the traveler is diverted to tho rem- ]
nonts of a deserted village of rotted wood?
en huts in the suburbs of tho present town
of Demopolls, about midway between j
Sclma and Meridian, Miss. Only a fow
of tho log cabins remain; others have rot?
ted to their foundations, but there are
enough to show tho trnoes of a village
whero lived aristocratic French nobles
who sought safety in this wilderness after
tho restoration. After Waterloo and the
hundred days a number of tho followers of
Napoleon fled to Philadelphia and subse?
quently obtained a grant of land in the
Alabama wilderness. Thoy located a vil?
lage and oallod it Domopolis, signifying
"city of tho peoplo." They named tho dis?
trict Morcngo, and tho county still bears
that nanio; also tho now American town
near tho " Fronoh villngo" still bears the
name of Domopolis. Some of these exiles
were of tho most distinguished names in
Franco at that period.
Count Lofobvro Desnottos was a lieu?
tenant general, had fought in the war of
La Vondeo, taking the command which
tho young Napoleon hod refused and aft?
erward gained distinction in tho Nnpo
leonio campaigns. Ho was the wealthiest
man In tho colony and at Intervals re?
ceived remittances from Franco. The
source was novor known to tho colonists.
Ho had a largo orchard and vineyard and
lived as royally as ono can In a wilderness.
Another, Colonol Nicholas Baoulo, was
with Napoleon at Elba and commanded
the advanco guard when he marched Into
France at the beginning of tho hundred
days. At Demopolls Colonol Bnoulo kept
a ferry, himself plying tho oars. It was
remarked by tho rough backwoodsmen
that tho "French ferryman" had "flno
features" and must have been "a groat
man somewhere" In this land of liberty
thoy had only a vague idea of tho meaning
of "political exile."
Qoneral Count Bertrand Clausel, a fol?
lower of Napoleon, was another colonist
who, fooling rather loncsomo in the wil?
derness, went to the larger town of Mobile,
whore ho followed gardening. He drove
his market wagon into town and himself
sold tho vegetables with the "greatest
courtesy," according to the local chron?
iclers. Ho afterward returned to France
and was created marshal of Algeria.
General J. J. Cluls'was another of the
exiles. He fought under Napoleon in
Spain, and to him was given the custody
of tho royal person of Ferdinand VII, who
was dethroned to make room for Napo?
leon's brother, Joseph.
Those exiles wore not successful farmers.
They lived In poverty until such times as
political changes permitted their return
to Franoe. The nobles finally returned
and the others abandoned their grant,
some returning to Philadelphia and others
going to Now Orleans, where thoir de?
scendants live In tho Latin quarter.?
The explosion of gunpowder Is divided
into three distinct stages, called the igni?
tion, Inflammation and combustion. The
ignition is the sotting on fire of theT "first
spreading of the name over the surface of
tho powder from the point of ignition.
Combustion is the burning up of each
grain. The value of gunpowder is due to
the fact that when subjected to sufficient
heat it becomes a gas which expands with
frightful rapidity. The so called explosion
that tokos place when a match is touched
to gunpowder is merely a chemical change,
during which thero is a sudden evolution
of gases from the original solid
It has been calculated that ordinary
gunpowder on exploding expands about
0,000 times, or fills a space this much lar?
ger as a gas than when in a solid form.
When this chemical change takes place in
a closed vessel, the expansion may be mode
to do a work like that of forcing a pro?
jectile along tho bore of the great gun or
test tubo In tho line of least resistance.?
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Sagan and the Kaiser.
It Is related of tho late Duke do Sagan,
who was almost as much German as
French, though he despised tho idea of bo
ing " German," that on more than ono oc?
casion he was referred to by the young em- '
pcror in regard to points of etiquette. On
ono occasion when William wished to in?
troduce certain French manners into his
receptions ho consulted tho duke and
asked him to superintend the new reforms.
"I would rather be excused," replied tho
duko. "If your majesty will look at tho
shape of my head and at that of this
worthy general of yours, for instance, you
will see that they cannot contain tho same
things. Who would think of putting soup
in a Sovres voso and flowers in an earthen?
ware tureen?" The emperor turned his
bock on his dukeship, looking furious, but
in a few weeks he camo round, when at a
gmnd dinner ho said loud onough to be
heard by the guests, who looked in amaze?
ment: "No, no, duke, it is useless. Do
not try to explain. There Is no more room
in my earthenware tureen."?Baltimore
? Syncope, or fainting, results from on in?
adequate supply of blood to tho brain.
The patient's head should therefore bo
lowered and all tight bands loosened in
order to promote free circulation. Let
there be a generous supply of fresh air,
being careful at tho samo time to avoid
drafts. Friction may be applied to tho ex?
tremities, always remembering to rub to?
ward, not from, tho heart. Cold water
dashed over tho fnco will often assist in re?
viving the patient, and smelling salts are
often used us a restorative.
In the case of strong smelling salts ono
should never hold the bottle for any longth
of time close to tho nostrils of an uncon?
scious person, but pass It to and fro at
somo little distance from tho face. Per?
haps tho safest way is to hold the cork or
stopper of tho bottle near tho patient's
nostrils, as that will answer all purposes
and prevent injurious effects.?New York
1 Costly muff,
j "Madam," said the officer, "I have a
warrant for searching these premises for a
j valuable article of jewelry believed to bo
I stolen by you."
I "You have, have you?" she answered
defiantly. "Well, you may begin by
I Tho bluff was a costly one. The officer
was a woman in disguise and found tho
pocket at thii first dixe^rChicago Tribune.
New PostofRoe Law,
As the colonel viciously tore up the bulk
of his mail and threw it into tho waste
| basket ho remarked:
I "There is ono commonplace interdict
that I would like to see inscribed on the
walls of our postofflce."
I "What Is that?" inquired a friend
"Post no bills 1" was the reply.?K:ch
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^JJCj ONE WEEK, TEN CENTS.
FIRING A BIG 6IE?
THE FRIGHTFUL FORCE GENERATEO;
BY THE EXPLOSION,
Vibrations Wbloh Hay Cavnas flillil^iaV^
Dizziness, Mansea and Hvaa Pagati
Heart Stoppa?e to Those Ira QtoM Bsii
imity to the Blonater Cannon, 'i
? ?-? -:'wSafc
Not ono man in 10,000 has a dear id?-aEp
just what happens when a big cannca S3
fired The physical manUesfartJons ?bt? -
numerous. Even professors of chemists^;-&5
and physics are stumped when they w?jilftgl
to differentiate all the gases set loose and' C-~i
the pecul iar effects they induce. The pul? S'}
of whitish smoke, the flash of Are, the ?afltf.'JrS
Imago of the flying projectile, the roar and %
tho recoil arc all familiar, but heck of
theso is a complex mass of phenoanenss' '
most bewildering to the mind of ouy im$
an artillery export.
First, tho cubes, disks, hexagons car tar
regular lumps of powder ore chemically
transformed into a powerful, expanding
gas tho instant firing takes place. Then
there ore innumerable byproducts that '?
even chemists do not understand.
It has boon calculated that only about)
48 pur cent by weight of the powder is - . .:
converted by tho explosion into gas. Tb*
remaining 57 per cent becomes a liquid
tho moment of explosion, and on solidify*
ing becomes potassium sulphate, potas- '
slum carbonate and potassium sulphide.
A great many other combinations take
place, and various solids arc formed which
havo nover been successfully analyzed.
Tho ordinary charges placed in the 19
inch guns of tho United States worship*)
during this complicated chemical trans-/
formation oxert a pressure on the Walls 9t'M4
the cannon of about 43 tons to the square :'V
Inch. This force serves to start the pro- '
jeetilo and develops a speed of. 8,010 feat '
per second by the time the shot reaches thej-;4?S.
muzzle of the cannon. Up to this stage of '-';>
the explosion tho ohemlcal action has gonei
on in perfect silence. The tremendous re
port which plays such havoc with thejj'^
nerves of the gunners is not caused by the /iS
explosion ltsolf. But as tho projectile v|
emerges from tho muzzle It leaves behind
it a vacuum in the barrel of the gun, snoV.v:^
the report is caused by the air-in its nistk i':'
to fill up this empty apace. '
The forces exerted by these gases in ex
ponding seem to radiate in all dlrcotioM 'ife
from the cannon, as ripples are omiecd by
dropping a pebble In a pool of still water.
As a matter of fact, it has been dlseovojiaj '
that these lines of forces are exoeedlrigly
complicated affairs and play vary queer
pranks about tho cannon. As b result,''
few people know just which is the safest -.
or tho most dangerous position for a gun- '
ner to take beside his gun. The canter of
disturbance at tho moment of explosion is
tho mouth of tho gun. In the case of thai
great IS inch guns on our monitors a posi?
tion bock of tho gun is much cosier then
one nearer tho muzzle.
In addition to this force there is an 1m- .'.
menso pressure exerted on tho sides of the
cannon, so that another distinct Beriet? of
shocks also radiates outward from the bar* "
rel of the gun. These1 tu?<Ui!3iBBtoinma?ftiis?b
opposing them as it rushes into tbti ZE?n?tv yji
of tho cannon when tho projectile leavae^-'-;
it As a result of all these forces tbo afi- :->;S;
mosphero is, of course, violently disturbed. V.l *
Although no projectile strike.-) tho guimcr,
who must stand by, it will be seen thoSt
tho air is full of missiles in the form of in-.-"."',
visible lines of force or vibrations which
bombard, as it were, every part a? tha
gunner's body at the same time.
An examination and analysis of the -.
effect produood upon the human system,
and the mind by tho flriag of ? cannon is
most engrossing. Men generally account?
ed courageous tremble violently in then?
knees, others feel nauseated, same hava
severe headaches, a few have had their me
drams split or the action of their haasft
affected. ? '? ?
Toko tho vital argon, the hearts, ftesfe X?
the space between the right auriclei end
vent ride arc a set of fine, threadlike cords
called the tendinas. The conoussios
makes them tremble like timbars In ay -
building when there is an earthquake.':Ett
a weak man the chamber of the heart is ?
left open for an Instant, the opening and
ciosing springs lose their control, Usa
heart shakes, possibly the chorda) ten-'' i
dime aro snapped, contraction or dilation ????
of tho organ ensues and in anno instances
Deafness induced by an explosion, may V
bo traced to tho sudden pressure upon thi'
inner orifice of tho ear and the tremendous ??
vibration set up. The thin, transparent,
fairly bright membrane called the firmn |
of tho oar is burst, like a piece o?? SSssna '
paper held taut and forcibly blCrvn'jteon,':"
a temporary disturbance of ilia mind on?. |.
curs and the sufferer becomes dizzy. :''?'"
'When the knees tremble, it Is due to the
nervous shock produced in the cerebellum
All the nerves and musoles are thxown In
to atonio contractions and relaxations and
the knees appear to glvo way. '-';. ~~ ;.
Nausea is also caused by the phytlclcjto
al change that takes place in the brala.
There is a pressure of blood them, and! the
stomach, responding, tries to eioj-'y itself.
The whole nervous eystem, which ss?1'^
sembles a mass of fibrous roota running
all over the body, is affected when a can
non as largo as on 8 inch gun is fired in
Other outward manifestations occur |
when a gun goes off. For instance, clothes .
muy be torn or a man even knocked down'
by tho concussion. At the battle of the
Yalu Captain Philo McGlffin, who woar
standing near a 0 inch gun, had his trou?
sers torn into ribbons on one leg and a lens
rent in the other, his uniform was as full
of holes as a moth eaten jacket, and ho
was nearly blinded and stunned.?Navr
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Embarrassing For Him.
An unusual incident occurred at a re?
cent Alleghnny wedding. The bride and
groom were both well known to tho offi?
ciating minister, the former especially bo- .
ing almost as close to him as a daughter. :
After the ceremony w*s over the best man
handed to tho clorgyman an envelope in
which was inclosed the fee for his services.:
Tho minister's back was toward the other
guests in the room, and the Incident would
hove prolmbly passed unnoticed but for
what followed. Turning to tho happy and
blushing bride, ho said, "Hero, my dear, :
is my wedding present," and handed has
tho envelope without having opened it, S
The bride, of course, was delighted, white
tho feelings of the groom would probably j
hovo been a little more difficult to analyse,!
?Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. |
Two Views of a Sad Case.
Her Father?I am afraid, sir, that my j ^
daughter can never be happy
who can be engaged to her a month with.-J
out giving hor a ring . Ji <
The Aspirant>-Slr, 1 am afraid I canV
never be happy with a girl whose engaft?-I
montto inewlil not induce Jeweler* tal
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