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NEW AND NOVEL PATENTS.
A self-acting door braco, which pre
vents tho opening of a door, though
the lock should be picked.
A draft and hold-back attachment
for hitching horses to bnggies without
the use of tugs 01 traces.
A self-dumping wagon which hinges
in the middle and dumps the load
downward from the oenter.
A scenic theater apparatus for pro
ducing artificial eclipses of the sun or
moon by projection on a screen.
An improved re honing scale for
grocers or other use, which indicates
price or amount of oost of articles as
. Improved method of hanging win
dow frames so that they swing inward
into the room to facilitate deaning the
outside of the glass.
A detachable and extensible curtain
Cxtu-d which is affixed to the window
casing by damps, and thus obviates
the necessity of driving nails, or
A marine torpedo with a strong elec
tro-magnet mounted within tho shell
so that it will bo attracted to and held
against the hull of an iron or steel
plated ship or vessel. -
A track platfor n for handling heavy
articles, wherein rows ot small wheels
or casters are embedded in tte truck
platform, projecting sufficiently to
make a continuons rolling surface for
heavy boxes or castings.
A surgical instrument for removing
obstructions from the throats of ani
mals, consisting of a flexible sheath,
through whioh runs a rod-also flexi
ble-with a double "worm*' on tho
lower end, which engages the obstruc
tion and by which it may bo withdrawn
or broken up.-Eschango.
Hard on Papa.
Johnny Jameson hud arrived at bis
.eighth birthday, and thought that it
would be real nice to write to his papa,
and this is the way he began;
"My Dear Papa-Whenever I am
.tempted to do wrong, I think of you,
and say,'Get thee behind me, Satan.' "
-Our Girl? and Boys.
Worrying Over Trlfl-s.
Mrs. Wild-Pvo turned everything
' upside down, but cannot find my bulb
Wild-Why let a little thing Uko
that worry you?-Up-to-Date.
Valuable Franchise .Secured.
The franchise o? ea-iy digestion-ono of the
most valuable in thc gift o? medical science
can be scenred by any parson wiso enough t?
uso Hosteler's .Stomach Bitters, either to
suppress growing dyspepsia, or to nproot it at
maturity. Blliou*, rl.oumnlic und fever and
ague sufferers, panons trou bled with nervous
ness, ?nd the constipated, should also secure
thu hcalUj franchise >y the same means.
Tho River Jordan makes the greatest do
scent in tho bhortost distanco of any known
. stream. _
Boy 8L00 worth Dobbtos PloathiK-BoiM Srmp of
roar grooer. send wrappers to Dobbins Soap Mfg
Co., Philadelphia. Pa. Thor wm send you free
of cbarer?, postals poid, a worcester Pocket Die
tlonarr? SM pases, bound in clotb, profusely U
lustratod. Ofter cood until Autmst 1st only.
Tt is ostimnt'-d thnt there were about CCO,003
troops engaged in tho civil war.
FITS stopped fros by Da. Kinii's GREAT
??EavR RESTORER, ^O Ats after ftrsulav's me.
JlarvelooB ouros. Treatise and $2.00 trial bot
tle free. Dr. Kline. 931 Arch Su. Phthv. Pa.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
tithing, softens the gums, roducfla Inttammv
t oa,allaya pain.cures wind collo. 25c. a bottle.
Conductor E. D. Loomis. Detroit, MI,'h.,
nays : " Tho offcot of ilaire Catarrh Curo ia
wonderful" Write htm abbat it. Sold by
Druggists, 73fr _
I could not got along without Piso's Cure for
Consumption.. lt always cures.-Mrs. E. C.
MotrrTroN, Needham, Ma-s., Oct- 22, '9-L
Naturally, have a good appetite, keep your
blood pure and your nerves strong by taking
Th? beat-In fact the One Truo Blood Purifier.
Hood's PllH* cure biliousness, headache. 25c
Protection From Mosquitoes.
A mixture of glycerine and carbolic
acid is said to form a wonderful protec
tion from mosquitoes as well . a cure
for the bites. Take about twenty drops
of the add and put it into a bottle con
taining an ounce of glycerine and half
an onnce of rosemary water. If UBed
freely at night the sting, of the bites
trill be almost miraculously cured and
the disfiguring blotches removed by
laorning. If the odor is unbearably
disagreeable, add a drop of attar of
rose to the liquid.
Her Summer Scheme.
"Isn't it rather annoying for you to
Lave them both call on you at once?"
asked her dearest friend.
"No, perfectly delightful," said the
young woman with two devoted slaves.
"Toa see, dear, I seat one on each side
''And there is such a delightful cool
ness between them."
They Pay a Sad Penalty for Their Neglect.
If women only heeded first symp
toms-nervousness, backache, head
ache,^ lassitude, loss of appetite and
sleep; - palpi
etc., and at
the cause with
But they are
careless, or their physician is to blame,
and they drift into some distressing
female disease. The Vegctablo Com
pound at once removes all irregulari
ties of the monthly period inflam
mation, ulceration and displacement
of the womb, and all female troubles.
All dru?/gi?ts have it. Write: to Mrs.
Pinkham at Lynn, Mass., if you wish
for advice, which she will give you
"1 should not be alive to-day, if it
had not been fur Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound. I was suffering
greatly from un attack of female
weakness, ami nothing I had tried
amid gue mc relief; when by tho
advice of a friend I began the Com
pound. After using it two months 1
. was a difi'erent girl, and now at thc end
of six I am entirely cured.'"-Mas. ANNIE
KIRKLAND, l'atchogae, L. L
?rT M?5 WrftKt AlLuSE FAILS. _
1 Best < uuk'h Syruj". Tastes Good
In limo. Sold br 'In?ti:''.
beach ) a broad waste
of sea, looking gray
ami desolate ih tho
Captain Jack Brain
ard cana whistling
along the beach, with
his hands thr iib . into tho pockets of
his duck trousers. Ho was a tall?
broad shouldered follow, with a hand
some, sun browned face, and two dark
eyes that looked straight through you
in a quiet way peculiarly their" own".
.'Halloo, Captain J&ckl*'
Two fishermen were standing there,
something lying at their feet, dark
.'Well, my hearties?'*
"Bear a hand hate, will you, oap
tain?" said one. "A ship went to
pieces off the point last night, and
here's three bodies ashore, dead *s
Captain Jack stopp?.i whistling, and
bont down to look at tho bailie.'. Two
were men, strong and hard featured,
evidently part of tho crew of the ill
fntrdsbip. Thoy wore quito deal. The
third ono was a child lashed to a spar.
Captain Brainard hitched np his
duck trousers and looked thoughtfully
at the bodies. Tho child-a mero babo
of two or three year?-lay half cov
ered in the eca weed? as if sho wore
asleep* Captain Jack bent suddenly
and cat with his ?heath knife the rope
that bonni her to the Bpsr.
?Til be drowned if tho email oraft
ain't floating yet, Davo Bent."
Tho baby face waa upturuo 1 to tho
sunlight. Dave Bent laid his rough
hand against it gently. It was wet
and cold, but still a living faco.
Captain Jack rose up with the child
in bis jacket.
?.Pli take it Up to tho inn, Dave.1
You ?an bury tho other two. Hang
me if I ever knew anything liko this
Mrs. Lane, widow of Captain Will
iam Lane, lost at sea, and hostess of
tho hamlet inn, sat with needle- and
mesh block mending nels in the bar
room, aa Captain Jack Brainard came
Mrs. Lane in all her life had never
been thrown int? euch unparalleled
excitement ft3 by the sudden appoar
anco of that small waif ot tho coast.
She had her reward. Tho child was ?
lying on herlap,when suddenly two
wondering black eyes unclose J, and
tho waif gave nttcraneo to a prolonged
vigorous scream. *
"Bless mo V* died'Mr?. Lane, "1
never laid eyes on to snch a homely
child-and a galj tool"
What's to bo dono with it?" said
"Lowks 1 how do I know ?" said Mrs,
Lane, "it hain i got any folks, most
likely. "YonMl havo to take it to the
poor house up (kc country."
Captain Jack losked thoughtful.
"I don't know-but it isaH just
friendly to leave f??ah o little craft in
strange water without any pilot, Mrs.
Lane, I believe I'll stand by her my
"Land sakes 1 what can you do?"
cried Mr?. Lane.
"Well, my Mary Lllcn is bound for
China to-morrow ; but you can keep
her here till I come back, i'll eco that
you are paid-and for want of some
thing better you can call her Bachel
-that was my mother's name?"
The Mary Eilen was laying to, iu
Salem Harbor, with anchor raised,
next (lay, when Captain Jack came to
say good-by to his hostess, and to
place in her hand a little box of In
dian wood carefully tied with a faded
"You'll find a necklace there and a
ring. Mrs. Lano-thoy used to bo
mother's, and mi&ht as well go along
with the name."
And Mrs. Lane placed the necklace
round the plump baby Deel;, and laid
the ring carefully by until such a time
as the little waif should bo old enough
to think of ring?, and then Captain
Jack shook her heartily by tho hand,
and went away from tho hamlet inn,
and an hour after the white sails of the
Mary Ellen had disappeared far down
tho bay. " .
It was the sarao desolate coast of
fifteen years before. There were the
light house and the reels on which so
many gallant ships had met their
doom ; here, the gray beach, tho slip
pery shingles, the old boat houses and
yonder, tho saud hills, tho fishing
hamlet and tho rocky pasture lands
facing toward the sea. Captain Jack
Brainard, standing alone on thc shin
ning sands, looked at each and all
steadily -he had not seen them before
for many years.
"It was somewhere here," mused
Captain Jack, "that Dave Bent alway a
moored his boat. I'd be obliged to
him if I had it now to take me up thc
cove-it's growing dark already."
Tho soft dip of oars struck sudden
ly on Captain Jack's cara-ho looked
up. A boat was gliding around tho
Point, impelled bv a single rower.
"Boat ahoy !" '
Tho slender oars of the dory fell in
stantly. The rower turned and looked
at Captain Jack, lt was a young girl
of soveutoeu or eighteen.
Tho faco turned toward Captain
Jack was a gorgeous Oriental face
pale and delicately dark, with tarirons
eyes und half-parted lips, ecarlet as
coral. Tho brow was broad and low ;
tho hair heavy and black ; tho figure
graceful and slender as u willow.
With ono swoep of tho oars tho
beautiful rower sent her boat bound
ing to Captain Jack's very feet. He
heard it graze against the sands, he
saw two bewildering black eyes sur
veying him with a look of cool aston
ishment, and then ho beat down a vio
lent desire to tako to his heels and run
away, and said :
"Is that boat bound up tho covo?"
She liftsd her delicate brows, but
tho splendid eyes beneath had a lurk
.iug laughter in them. _
"I'm in want ol: a passage that way
myself," 6uid Captain Jack ; "eau you
take mo aboard?"
Sho scanned him from head to foot.
At a glance she took in tho stalward
figure, tho grave, middle-aged face,
with its honost dark eyes and iron
gray hair, and then she answered ;
"Who are you?"
Captain Jack lilted the hat from hi-*1
It was a delightfully straightfor
ward reply. Her dark eyes oponed
"Como into tho boat," oho said
Ho leaped in and oat down opposite
her. She gave him tho oars with the
. "TTou catt take them now-I um
tired of rowing. I kuew. it was y??,
Captain Jack, Mr. Gaylord told mo
you would relarn homo this autumn."
She leaned forward then and laid on
poor, bewildered Captain Jack's shoul
der Ibo smallest and whitest hand he
had over seen. Tho saucy black eyes,
full of mingled laughter and tears,
looked full in his face.
.'Don't you know mo, guardy? I
His waif of thecoast-his little cast
away-that bright, bewildering beau
ty 1 Captain Jack sat silent-his gravo
fuco was as unread Mo aa marble; bat
he drew the little-hand from his shoul
der and held it for a moment iu his
broad brown palm.
"OkildT how old aro you I"
.'Eighteen, guafdy, and a graduate
of Madame do "Viienue's boarding
school! I have passed a winter in
New York and ? licason at Saratoga and
you do not know how blaso I have be
Not blase-tho faco was too dolicato,
too passionate, too proud for that.
"I have been with Mrs. Lano a
week," she wont on, trailing her white
fingers in tho water. "Tho Gayl?f da
aro in town, g?a?Jy. Haven't yon
boen go?o ? long, bug time?"
^Elftoen years," raid Captain Jack,
pulling vigorously at the oars.
Tho oars of tho dory ro30 and foll
liko living things ia his strong hands ;
sho shot across tho water liko a sea
gull out of tho channel and into thc
cove-there were tho. fishermen's cot
tages and tho old ?nu close before them.
Thc row was over.
? tall, handsome man lay on thc'
cove, smoking a cigar and watching
the approaching dory intently. As
Captain Jack and his protege reached
tho shoro ho started up und .sauntered
down to meet them with a sort of in
doleut, easy grace. Miss Kuchel rose
up, hor splendid eyes opened in calm
surprise, and oho leaped lightly ashore.
"??t. Gaylord I tills ia very unex
pected-^! thought you wero in to wu."
Ho bit his lip.
"No, I am tired of town-I came in
search of you."
"Indeed ! You are too kind. Allow
me to present you to Captain Brain
Mr. Harvey Gaylord bowed careless
ly . to' Captai? Brainards Captain
Brainard look : J at MT. Gaylord ff dm
head to fbot, bat tho, yddng Gotham
ite Was bblvviois- ho toyed with his
rattan and looked at Bache).
nMy mother tends her kindest re
gards," ho said, "and society has
bade mo bring back its lost star be
fore the season commences. I have
promised-am I rash?"
Sho drew up tho folds of her sweep
ing dress from [tho damp grasa. Tho
black eyes were cast down.
Tho proud hoi'd was thrown back;
tho brilliant eyes, warned him to stop
-sho sprang upon the threshold of
It had bee? raining all day. Tho
poplars boforo tho inn wero dripping
still; and the olouds rolled dark and
sullen toward ibo wost. Rachel stood
in tho porch and watched tho. night
fall down on tho rocky shore, singing
softly to herself tho words of ad old
'? 'O Douglas, O Douala?, teador and truo.' "
"Bachol," called Mrs. Lano from
tho doorway, "como into tho house,
child! you'll got consumption out
there in tho wot, and Captain Jack
and Mr. Gaylord aro asking to sec
A littlo start-a sudden propkotie
droop of tho long eyelashes, thou the
splondid head was raised haughtily
Bachcl turned and went in.
Gaylord was lounging ou a low scat
by tho fire; Captain Jack stood oppo
site, with bia hands crossed behind
him. Sho went forward quictiy aud
stood by Captain Jack. Gaylord rose
at once, flushed to tho temples. Ho
would have spoken, but the old sailor
"Bachel," bo sail, calmly end kind
ly, "Mr. Gaylord has beet: talking
with me. If you aro williug and I am
willing, ho wau ts you for his wife. Ho
knows my mind-your will in thc
matter is my will."
Not a muscio of her bcuutiful face
"Thank you. I appreciate Mr.
Gaylord's kiudese, but I rogrot that 1
am obliged to decline it."
Oh, how cold and clear tho voice
was! An innate delicacy in Captain
Jack's great heart undo him turn his
head away as Harvey Gaylord grasped
at tho mantlo, his handsome faco palo
"Bachel!" he criod imploringly.
Sho looked at him with calm, io
lent lees ey ce.
"We ure friends, Harvey-never
"I do not loro you-yon know it."
"Then you lovo another !"
Thc words wero shot at hor like so
many arrows-ho watched to seo them
strike. Ouly a quiet uplifting of thc
broud, white lids, then his own eyes
fell before hers.
"Good night,"sho said icily.
"And this is all, Buchol?"
Gaylord turned and loft the room.
Tho rain boat softly on tho pauo ;
thc long, low sighs of wind from tho
i-reaa shook tho poplars. There was a
dead silence in the room-it was Cap
tain Jack's voice at last broke it-his
deep strong voice, with a quiver of
dreariness running through it.
"My* child, who is it you love?"
Her faco was averted-sho did not
"I know it isn't my right to ask,"
said Captain Jack, in tho saino weary
tono ; "I might have known I couldn't
koop you now ; but I never had a
home, child, and I thought-"
Tho fire danced beforo Captain
Jaok'soyes; something liko a smoth
ered sob swelled his broad bosom.
B?chel went np to him and laid he
little hand on his arm. \ -.
"Yee, I know. I am rough and
old-you are out of placo with mc-"-.
The soft, bewildering black" "eyej
looked up into hia>
"Captain Jack, I will stay with yon
always if you wani me."
* Ho held her off, and soarched hoc
face a moment, catch liisbreathi
"I am old.'1 -
"Yon aro not 1"
"I am brown and rough."
"I do not care !" .
.'"Yod lovo a?meone oise?"
The dark eyes smiled Up ia his face.
"No, Captain Jacki"
His face wa3 transfigured with sud
den light. He cried out, passional ely
"Oh, my child, will you stay' with
me and bo my wife?"
Trembling at his own boldness, ho
stretched forth his arms to her in her
beauty and youth, and she sprang td
him and held her head down upon his.
"Oh, guardy, host, 'dearest-yon
arc all that I love in the world-take
Reverently; c9 if eh?j had been au
angel, tenderly, as his great ldvo
prompted; ho drew her td his heart
tlio brave; true heart that was td beat
fdr her so many happy years;
How Treatrics Aro 3Iade;
"Tho treaty-making power is given
to tho President, in^conncction with
tho Senate, by the Constitution,"
writes ex-President Harrison'fan his
"Thia Country of Oura" article in the
Ladies* Homo Journal. "Tho initia
tive-the negotiations with foreign
Governments leading up to an agree?
monts, and the franiiup of tho articles
of tho troaty-is with tho Executive.
Tho Senate his no part in the matter
until tho Pr?sident commun cates the
treaty to it, and asks its concurrence.
It may then, however, 'either concur
or reject, or concur with amendments,
W*he? the Exccutivo has agreed with
any foreign Power upon a treaty, and
it has been "duly signed by tho Pleni
potentiaries for their respective Gov
ernment?, it.is sent to tho Senato for
its concurrence, and i3 considered
thciro in secret session. Whatever may
bo eaid as to the wisdom or necessity
of secret sessions for other purposes it
is manifestly necessary that tho terms
of treaties, nud the discussion of Iheni,
should id many cases be kept in the
confidence of those charged with con
cluding thom, until they aro con
"Though all the attemjpts ?ii the
Constitutional convention to givo tho
Ho uso of Representatives a part in
tho making of treaties failed, it is
& bill true that-many important treaty
stipulations depend for their execution
upon the notion bf tho House. - If a
treaty ttipnlatcs for the payment of
money by the United States, tho money
cauuot betaken from tho Treasury
without un appropriation. It may be
said as treaty is a part of tho 'dupreme
law of tho land,' it is tho duty of Con
gress to appropriate tho money neces
sary to carry it into effect ; and that
in tho making of tho approprition the
HoUso h?3 iid righi to consider the
question of valno or property of the
treaty. But, all the same, if tho ap
propriation is not made tho treaty
fails. Usually appropriations to carry
out a treaty huvo beon given froely hy
tho House; but there is power to
withhold them, and so to defeat tho
trcatyi As to treaties involving our
revenue laws, the House-having by, |
tho Constitution the Bolo power td
originate revenue bills-has claimed
ilie tight to act upon a consideration
?f the, wisdom or unwisdom
treaty." , ? '
Willied Ont ol' a Big Bull* .
Mr. Moffat is' the Denver barker
who was robbed of 821,000 in.bis pri
vate office one day at noon. Tho rob
ber held a revolver in ono hand and a
bottle of nitroglycerin in tho other?
H? requested Mr? Moffat td write a
check for ?21,000 under penalty, of
being shot and pf having his bank
building wrecked by tho explosivo in
the bottle. Mr. Moffat is reputed to
bo worth as many millions as tho num
ber of thousands demanded by tho
robber. He wrote the check* Tho
robber said ho would have to trouble
Mr. Mol?ut to go with him into tho
paying teller's cago and produce the
cash ; ho would take 820,000 in large
Billi; and 81000 in gold.
"If you say ono word, or indicate
by a bole or motion that anything is
wrong, I will shoot you add then blow
up tho bank." Saying which the rob
ber threw a light overcoat ovor his
arm concealing the rcvolvor he held
in hand, accompanied tho bank Presi
dent into tho toiler's cage, received
tho monoy and returned with Mr.
Moffat to the private office. -He then
repeated his threat to kill tho bankor
and blow up tho building if an alarm
shorld bo given before he (tho robber)
was safely outside the bank. He made
his escapo and has nob boon captured.
Tho robber's overcoat, revolver and
bottle wero found in a doorway near
tho bank building. The revolver was
loaded, but a chemical analysis of the
contents of tho bottle revealed the
fact that tho fluid was not nitrogly
cerin but sweet oil,-Pittsburg Des
Laid an Egg in His Hat.
On Wednesday, about 5 o'clock a.
m., as Anton liurgosen was going to
his work at Allen's brewery, he saw a
flock of wild geese Hying overhead.
Tho better to look at them ho took off
his hat, holdiug it outstretched, iud
then, to his astonishment, saw ona
goose drop in tho ail toward him. His
vision being keon-ho had not roachol
tiio brewery yet ; indeed, had he, this
would not bo related as a fact, for Al
len's beer is good-he saw something
drop Irom tho goose like a shot,
straight for his hat, and fall safely
therein. The something was-what
think you-an egg ! A real egg 1 "Tho
goo30 evidently saw tho opportunity
to deposit its e?g in a safo placo and
guaged it to a hair. Burgosen could
not beliove his eyes, yet theio was tho
ogg, suro enough, and, save for a slight
bruise at tho upper cud, perfectly un
injured. Tho egg aud Auton are now
at Allen's browory and will verify
this story. It is a most astonishing
thing, not hoard of more than once in
a lifetime.-Revelstoke (Oregon) Mail.
Mirror for a Hugo Telescope.
A special train brought into Paris,
wrapped in heavy felt blankets bound
with soft-wood hoops, a rough block
of crystal which is to form the mirror
of the huge telescope at the 1900 ex
hibition. In its present state the
piece of glass weighs GG00 pounds and
has already cost $20,000. It will cost
$30,000 moro, and take thirty months
of polishing by a novel and sooret me
chanical process before it is finished.
Its diameter is nearly seven feet, aud
it is expected to hring the moon with
in thirty-eight milos of tho oye, but
the chief experts of tho Paris Obser
vatory say that its images will not bo
so A'***-----*- "? nr,n now at ninety
four milos, wbicn"*1?*^oliovo is the
utmost practicable limitT^w :
WORDS OF WlSDOtf.
Love is life; hate is death.
"^The pious whine was invented in
Thoughts are things which fly with
Iiiving thoughts produce life in
The real prayer comes from tho life J
hot the lips;
Oar prejudice is always an onemy
td our good.
We "ar? made rloher by whatever
makes hs moro grateful.
Tho problem of dying solves itself;
when mon learn, how tq live.
Tho deafest people aro those who
have ears and will not hear.
Enmity cannot livo long when
can lin J no enmity to feed upon.
Bowing down to a golden calf
would soon transform au ango! into
beast. ' .
Do good to them that hate you, and
yon will soon have them hating them
Thoy that ecek find, Only when
they seek in a way that means some
An bid troth stated in a new way
w ill hit and ttick when il has often
Say ye3 to a stubborn man whore
ho expect:] no; aud you will soon wear
When wo stop looking towar'JtL
wrong place, wo will not find it
hard to stay in tho right place.
Many a man will find himself con
demned in the judgment, by being
measured by his own yardstick.
Many a man who likes to stand up
And talk - nico -in church never gives
ap his scat in a crowded street ear.
We can insure against fire, and
guard against thieves, bat there is no
pfotectidn.against the tongue df gos
A Big Strap.
"Talking about there ,being r. -?thin
liko leather," said Vice-Piosident
Malony of the Chicago Belting Com
pany, "how is this for being some
This was a hugo, roll of leathor sey
?ral yards in circ?mfere?ce standiii
on end high enough to test an ordin
ary man's reach to touch tho top. Tho
sides of the big leather cylinder wero
built up in sqaaro sections resembling
brown steel plates in tho hulk of an
ironclad. One end of tho roll stood
out from tko cir clo big as a barn door
its. extremity Bhaved down f om tho
three-ply thickness nearly an inoh
through to tho thinness of an or Jin
ary leather strap.
"The largest belt ever constructed,
is how the maker of this monster cpil
describes it, and in view of its formid
ohio proportions its description might
well pass unchallenged.
The dimensions of the enormous
strap are : Length, 153 feet ; width
?even feet ; weight 3300 pounds, and
thickness, seven-oights of an inoh. In
ita construction tho selected pdrtion*
?of 450 oak tanned hidos, picked from
over 5000.skins, havo been used.
From end to end there is not a stitch
or rivet,-and the figures necessary to
enumerate the ingredients which have
been made into glao to hold the rough
ened sides of tho three tiers of hides
together, and their qnantitics, would
ian away into millions,
j Not the least interesting dotail con
hected with the building of tliis mam
moth strap is' tho method by which
layers bf skin have beeil arranged sd
that at every point from end td end
there is not a spot where at least two
solid thicknesses of leathor do not
cover tho spliced sections of the third
Tho destination of this monster belt
is tho cngino room of tho Louisiana
Electric Light Company at Now
Orleans. When attached to tho tAVenty
eight-foofc driving whoel of the groat
Allis-CorliES engine tho belt will trans
mit Up to 3000 horse power. Tho
wheel alone weighs eighty-five tons,
while the big ongino itsolf wiU scale
up to 500,000 poonda.-Chicago Post,
Bicycles in a Kcal War.
Bicycles woro taken into Abyssinia
by tho unfortunate Italian army. Tho
natives took them to bo a new kind of
a horse sent by the Almighty;
In a letter one of tho Itulian officers
Says that whilo riding with a white
Ung attached to tho steoriug gear
toward the lines of tho Abyssiuiaus
the outposts and picket guards were
so utterly surprised that they forgot
all about asking him what en and ho
came on. Ho calmly desconded when
reaching tho post, and demunded to
be shown to the headquarters of Ens
Mangasha. Ho was shown the direc
tion, and, accompanied by two Abys
sinian horsemen, continuad on his
way. They iode at his sido in mato
When they arrived at tho camp of
the Bas they informed tho latter that
a messenger of the Italians had como
on a horse sont to him by heaven. Tho
wily chief requested tho Italian officer
to give an exhibition .of riding on tho
wheel, which tho officer gladly did,
thinking it would benofit tho purpose
of his errand. After looking at tho
different evolutions of tho wheel for a
time tho Bas allowed tho messenger
to return, but gavo him no answer to
the message he brought.
Two moro bicyclos havo penetrated
iuto tho central part of tho Dark Con
tinent. Ono is ridden by Mr. Gay
rand, of tho So3iety of Commercial
Geography of France, who is stationed
at Kita, in tho Soudan, whilo tho'otker
is owned by Ensign Baudry, who reg
ularly rides out at Baufuabe, in French
Equatorial ?frica. In both casos tho
owners desoribe tho effect upon tho
natives as highly interesting to thom,
they being regarded as nothing leas
riancta With Three Suus.
Tho pcoplo inhabiting tho planets in
the solar system of Gamma have no
need of electricity, gas, oil or other
kinds of artificial light. In thoso
favorod worlds they have continuous
daylight, and probably havo no idea
of a land liko ours which is alternate
ly bathed in snulight aud plunged
into darkness. Tho Gammamean
planets are so situated that as soon as
one of their throo suns [begins to de
clino another appears in sight. Each
of these three suns aro of a different
color, red, yellow and bine.
Sad Death From Snakebite. -
Arthur Stradljng's recent death
from snakebite in Ceylon was a pecu
liarly sad affair. Ho was engaged in
pursuing horpetological studies in tho
neighborhood of Bogawantalawa whon
ho came across a specimen of tho
Bossel viper-known to tho nativos as
the "tic polonga"-a reptile of the
deadliest variety. Tho doctor was
bitten by this terror of Ceylon, and
"plied six hoars afterward. Dr. Strad
ring was making investigations on be
half of tho London Zoological Gar
dea??~N?w Orjeft^Kpayu^Vf ^
WO GREAT CITIES.
GREATER NEW YORK AND LON
i ? DON CONTRASTED.
?A r^ . .-. - ?m
Some Striking Facts and Fleuves
Relative to the Metropolis of the
?y> Western and of tho East-,
f f j>i h*?
/^r BEATER LONDON hoe a su
I f perficial area of 608.31 square
V ^JT rniles; Greater New York
London hos 30PO mile3 of streets.
Greater New York hos 1300 milos im
proved and 2500 miles projected.
London overages forty-four fires
weekly; Greater New York tkirl;y
London's government costa $55,?
000,090 annually; Greater New York
London ferries are nil free. Tho
thirty-eight ferries of Creator New
York charge tolls of from 2 to 10
London has 250,000 moro women
than men. The fem?lo excess in
Greater Nert York is but 21,000.
London marriages overage 37,000
annually. New York and Brooklyn, in
1805; recorded 27,612 (incomplote.)
L?ndo'ri has 400 newspapers ond
periodicals of all description^ Greater
Now York has 712.
London has a boat-dwelling popu
lation of 12,000. Greotor New York
had, two yoais ago, 7000.
London has 1400 places of worship ;
Greater New York 1186.
London hos 12,000 saloons; Greater
Now York 11,000.
London has 14,000 polico ; Greater
New York 5800.
Ono out of oloven inb.abifcr.nt3 of
London seeks relief from public and
organized oharities. The average in
Now York is ono out of every :200.
Ldndo? has thirty pooplo with in
comos in oxcoss of S?00,?00 yearly, or
a capital fortuno in excess of ?10,000,-'
000. Now York City alone bas fivo
people worth $100,000.000, sis: worth
550,000,000, fifteen worth from 820,
000,000 to $10,000,000, and 300 worth
from 32,000,000 to 312,000,000.
London has 700,000 inhabited dwell
ings; Greater Now York 140,000.
London builds 10,000 new houses
annually. Greater Now York averages
8000, Aggregating in voluo $30,000, -
London stores may keep opon to
sell food aud drink until noon on
Sunday. Now York permits tho sa'o
of food only until 10 a. m.
London restaurants must closo at
12.30 o. m. New York's may keep
open all night, but may nob soil
London, In 1016, ot the present irate
of growth, should hovo a populotiori
of 17,500,000. Greater Now York's
population should exceed 20,000,000.
London's population increases at
tho roto of 200 daily; Greater Now
York's at about 400.
Late London statistics ?hov. that
300,000 families earn less than seven
ty-five conts a day. In Greater Now
York tliore aro not 20,000 families that
do not do better than this.
London streets oro lit by 70,000 gas
Jots. Now York has 36,000 gas jots and
3000 olootrio lights
London's daily water consumption
Is "estimated" at 150,000,000 gallons.
New York is known to uso 170,000,000
gallons. >~ ?????
London has a birth evory throo min
utos} Greater Now York every nine
minUtosi ' '
- Loudon has a death cverv five min
utes ; Greater New York ovary ten and
a half mi nut 03. .'
. It is'estimated that over 20,000 ve
hicles pass thc Bank *of England daily.
There ore about 40,000 registered YO
hieles in Greater New York.
English law compels every railroad
to run workmen's trains morning and
ovening ot reduced rates. Wow York
has no such law.
A Londoner onco convicted, even of
a misdemeanor, cannot obtain a licenso
for a public house. A Now Yorker
must havo been convicted of a felony.
London hos one cont street car fares.
Tho nickle ?3 tho New York minimum.
Loudon hos two Spanish newspapers.
Greater Now York has papers printed
in almost every known language, in
cluding six German, three Italian, two
Bohemian, ono Sponish, ono French
and two Hebrew doilies.
London has 1000 common lodging
houses. Greater Now York has 1000
hotels and lodging houses.
London workhouses shelter 12,000
paupers. Greater Now York cares for
a total of 8000, not including insane.
London policemen arc not allowed
to carry revolvers excopt on special
occasions. New York policemen carry
revolvers, heavy clubs and small billies.
Loudon has ninety-nine banking
establishments. Greater Now York has
London coal doalcrs must deliver
their goods in sacks only, and may not
throw it on tho sidewalk. In Now
York it is delivered "any old way."
Loudon has o comprehensive systom
of district freo circulating libraries.
Now York is fifty years behind tho
times in this master.
London has 5140 acres of open
epaces or public porks. Greater Now
York has over 6000 acres.
London draws twelve per cent, of its
water supply from artesian wells. In
Greater New Y'ork City wolla kuvc been
Tho Bicycle's Triumph in Washington,
Tho anti-bicycle husband and lover
is still carrying ou tho war against tho
craze with overwhelming odds to con
tend against. Metaphorically speak
ing, ho is being butchered to mako a
bicyclo holiday. Never before was
mau so completely unhorsed and
knuckod out by woman. His prayers
and entreaties, his threats and denun
ciation of the craze made no more im
pression on the wifo of his bosom, tho
daughter of the house, or, if smitten,
the beloved object, thun tho wild laugh
of tho idiot boy at play. Tho mania
for machines has not yet invaded the
Cabinet circle; but tho Supremo
Court, tho Diplomatic Corps, tho
clergy, tho Army and Navy, and so
ciety have como in and given up their
guns-a littlo stiff iu tho legs, but
smiling and buoyant.- Washington
Diamonds Made to Order.
M. Moisean, the renowned Froneh
metallurgist, especially famous for
having produced artificial diamonds
in tho electric furnace, has beon ap
pointed by tho Paris Sarbouno, or
university, to represent it afc tho cen
tennial at Princeton University this
Shadowgraphs Now Taken.
A Paris photographer has brought
tho Bocnt*"on ray discoveries strictly
up to date by oponingas "endogrnpbio
atelier," where fora feo lightly greater
than for simple photographs "shadow
graphs" oro taken of tho visitor's in
Five persons oro killed daily in tho
mines of England, _
A MINISTER'S WIFE,
The Frank Statement of the Pastor oi
From Ihe Advertiser, .Elmira, IV. T.
DB. WILLIAMS. -Dear Sir.-My wlfo has
beena eu Cfo rcr from rheumatism for more
than three years, suffering at times with ter
rible pains in her limbs, and other timos
with a oovoro "crick" in her back which
causes great agony. She spont muon for
physicians and medicine, 'sat secured only
temporary rollof; Anally sho concluded to
try Pink Pills. She has tnkon olght boxes
and I can say from tho first one sho has im
proved until now she ls almost entirely freo
'rom pain, and has growa much stronger
and feels confldout that, by tho blessing ol
God, they will effect a porraunent euro. We
tako great pleasure in recommending thom
to our frJonds.
(Signed.) REV. J. H. BOCKSKB,
Pastor Bethel A. M. E. Church, Elmira,
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, ia a con
densed form,'all tho clements necessary to
give new life and richness to tho blood and
restore .shuttered aervos. They aro au un
failing speolfio for such diseased as locomotor
ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Yltus' dance,
sciatic.., neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous
headache, tho ?ifter effect of la grippe, pal
pitation of tho heart, palo and sallow com
plexions, all forms ot weakness either ia
malo or female. Plak Pills aro sold by all
dealers, or will bo sont postpaid on receipt
of prico, DO cents abos, or six boxes for$2.59
(Ihoy oro never sold iu bulk or by tho 10')),
by addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine Com
pany, Schenectady, N. Y
PR?SIDENT FOR A DAY.
A Curious Complication Which Arose
in the Yoar 1849.
Very fetf people know that a man
named Atchison was onee president of
tho United States, but such is* the ?ase,
says the Philadelphia Press. While
the oath of office was never adminis
tered and fae wac not officially recog
nized, David R. ?tcl?iscn was for 24
hours virtually tho chief e?ct?ative of
March 4, 1849, carno on Sunday, a
day that thc constitution does not rec
ognizo as legal in tho transaction of
such official business as administering
tho oath of office. On that day at noon
President Polk's term of office ended
and President Zachary Taylor could
not take his plac'e or, at least, did not
think he could. The prospect of tho
country being without ou official head
for 24 hours, or thero being doubt
abo?t wno would, be the head, oreatcd
dk-cussion in congress and in the press.
When General Taylor arrived in
Washington a few days bofore bis in
auguration he was besought to tako the
oath of offico on Sunday so as to pre
vent confusion and what somo persons
believed to bo datiger,- as thoso were
rather stirring times. D?ring ?atur
day and Saturday night l ore were a
half-dozen fights in coogrcsa. The
capitol was a camp of violence, but ,
General Tuylor held out that he would J
not become president on Sunday. (
David R. Atchison, of Missouri, was t
president pro tempore of tho senate |
and it was held by congress that tho
functions of president mast devolve
upon him from Sunday noon till Mon
day noon and for theso twenty-four '
honrs ho had the distioction of being i
president of tho Uuitcd States, having 1
all the functions and powers of that
office. The oath of the offico was not
administered to him for the same rea- :
son thut it was not immediately ad
ministered to General Taylor, but ho
being virtually vico president it was
not considered necessary. ?
That Senator Atchison considered
himself president there can bo no
doubt, for on Monday morning, when
the senate reassembled, he sent to the
white house for the seal of the great
office and signed one or two official
papers as president. These wera
some small acts in connection with thc
inauguration that had been neglected
by President Polk.
Milk is liable to bo affected by the
health and food of the animal supply
ing it. Frequently it happens that
tho animals can cat certain herbs
which, apparently, donoti?jure them,
yet which poison thc milk.
If a cow drinks polluted water her
milk will bc contaminated, although
the animal may not seem to be affect
ed. Under certain conditions bacteria
develops very rapidly in milk.
If vessels in which the milk is kept
be not perfectly clean, or if the room
or refrigerator contains any decaying
suhstaucc ibo milk will quickly bc af
fected.-St. Louis Republic.
A Singlo Reservation.
Tho old lady took off her spectacles
and wiped them contemplatively.
"Was you in here when Elvira read
the picco 6ho's goin' to speak on grad
uatin' day?" she asked.
"Yes," replied her husband. "She
knows a terrible sight, don't she?""
"I've heard 'or read 'er eassay, rn'
I've heard 'er talk, an' I'vo seen thc
picters in tho books she's studied, un'
it's my (-pinion that Elvira knows
everything that thero is to bo kuowed
-exceptin' how to mako good straw
berry cake."-Washington Star.
A Form of Proposal.
In tho lato Mr. Locker-Lampson's
"Confidences" is told how he proposed
to his future wife: "This is how it
came about. Wo had scated oursolvcs
ou a bench in tho park, and neither
spoke. I took her hand. 'This is the
prettiest hand in all tho world,' said I.
'I happen to know ono that is quito as
pretty,' said she. Another silence.
Perhaps I was incredulous, but when
she put the other pretty hand into
mino I knew that wo wero both very
Where Wo Got lt.
Mrs. Glucose-Do you spond your
summers in the country?
Mrs. Van Mark-Yes, but alwayb
near tho railroad. v
Mrs. Glucose-Why is that?
Mrs. Van Mark-To havo fresh fruit
sent out from the city every day.
Thirty-Third Dogree Mugwamp.
"Braggs is something of a mugwump
"Something of a mugwump? RVs
as non-partisan as a brass band."-In
"Wash us wi
(' That's all we ask. Save us
It's Wearing us out!
"We want Pearline-the <
the one that has proved tba
Don't experiment on us with
rubbed to pieces than eaten i
Devastation of Forests.
The devastation of forests still goos
>n in various parts of tho country,
vhicb, unlike New York and a few of
ho middle and eastern states, do not
appreciate the value of trees. Unfor
nnately, this appreciation, even in thc
?asi, has come too late. It is proudly
mnounced, in a western paper, that a
arge syndicate has acquired possession
>f 40,000 acres of timber laud in north
an Idaho. It is estimated that this
trea will yield more than 400,000,000
oet of white and yollow pine, and red
md white Hr,cedar and tamarack. Tho
ind waste which it will also shield is
lot taken into consideration in this
>stimaf e. Americans ht.ve too long look
id upen these trees as in their way au- ?
ess they could be used to build firesor
or commercial purposes. This waa true
i few hundred years ago in Germany,
mt now a man who cuts down a tree
nust plant ono to tnko its place, or
miler a penalty. Probably a Uko pro
vision will bo. enacted here some time,
mt it should como before many more
roes aro felled.-Now York Tribanc.
At tho Wrong Nuptials.
"If any man can show just canso
vhy these two persons moy not bo law
fully joined together, lot him now
ipeak or else hereafter forever hold his
Slowly and impressively the ofUciat
ng clergyman spoke thesa words.
Tho solemn pauso that followed
heir utterance was broken by a deep,
trong voice from tho rear of tho
"May I ask you, sir, to repeat tho
lames of those two persona who stand
jeforo you as candidates for matrimo
"George Washington Spoonamoro
md Jophoniu Show," answ?rod th?
ilergyman, astonished at tho interrup
"Go ahead with the marrying," re
lied tho owner of tho deep voico,clap
)ing on his hat and starting for (he
loor. "It's all right, I had just got
J ero, and hadn't heard the namos. Tho
redding Pm trying to etcp must bo in
he church a block and a half below
lere.''-Chicago Daily Tribanc.
Mrs. Ferguson-George, if I should
;eacs to caro for yon and fall in lova
.vith some handsomer man, what would
Mr. Ferguson (with some fierceness)
-Pd sue the scoundrel for $100,000!
Mrs. Ferguson (applying the corner
i? ? handkerchief to her eye)-And
ret when ? told you tho o';her hay bow
iearly I would loto you if you would
mly buy mo that $1$ 7aso at Spotcash
feCo.'s you only said! "Humph I"
CENTREVILLE, R. !.. March C, VX?.
"I endoso two dollars to get soma of your
rETTicniKE. It bas done wonders on three
persons to whom. I had given a little of my
small supplv. They were radically cured of
eczema." Yours respect full/,
UEV. C. P. GADOUUT.
1 box by f?ftil for 60?;. in t-U.mps.
J. H. SHUPTBINE, Savannah, Go.
With a oetter understanding of tho
transient nature of the many phys
ical ills which vanish before proper ef
forts-gentle efforts-pleasant efforts
rigidly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge that so rr any forms of
sickness arc not due lo any actual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of thc system, which tuc pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figp. prompt
ly removes. That is why it is thc only
remedy with millions of families, and ii?
everywhere esteemed so highly by1 all
who value good health. Its beneficia?
effects arc due to thc fact, that it is tho
ono remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness, without debilitating tho
organs on which i t acts. 11 is therefore
all importent, iu order to get its bene
ficial effects, to note when you pur
chase, that you have the genuine ?article,
which is manufactured by the California
Fig Syrup Co. only, and sold by all rep
If in thc enjoyment of good health,
and the system is regular; then laxa
tives or other rem?dier, aro not needed.
If afflicted with any actual disease, ono
may be commended to fue most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
then one should have thc best, and with
tlie well-informed everywhere, Syrup of
Figs stands highest and is most largely
used and gives most general satisfaction.
DonH take substitutes to
save a few pennies. It wotit
pay you. Always insist on
Mid, only by Tbe Cb tritt K. Him Co.. PLI!t<tplpbU.'
? ?c. ptiXtjo nitlci 6 SEUUU. Held crerjvbrce.
^* For yoar?elf ar d your Stock. f?ood
i for man and boast. Finest Nervo
_^atid Hone Liniment, made. Cures
fresh OMS, wound*, braises, -ores, rheumatism
and pains of all kinds. Sold by all medicino
dealer*. Price. 25and GO cents, (jet Cuban
Roltof for summer complaint. MaYiUfac
luredonly by the NOW Sp DHCCr Medicino
CO., CHATTANOOGA, TtSS.
l iliane University of Louisiana.
1 ts nd vantage] for practical Instructfon, both
in amp o laboratorio i and abundant hospital
materials are unequaled. lTree access Ii niven
to tho ureut Charity Hospital with 7iW beds
and 30,000 patients annually. Special instruc
tion is given daily at tho be.l-i lo of Hie siok.
The next session begins October 15th, 1&0G. For
catalogue and Information oddrest
Prof. S. E. CIIAILLK, 91. D., Dean.
err P. O. Drawer 26L NEW ORLEANS, LA
Activo lady or gentleman ?mn <..'. Sampies snuil;
coiuranadon Ulina!. No capital rMtareoV W.
Wit Iii HT, 10!l ?Nute* Ave., Urooklyu, >. 1.
nnd WHISKY habit? cared. Book ?rot
rn?. Dr. c. i. irAoiAXT, m.mi. O?.
A. N. ?
T rontv-nlii". 'P/?.
from that dreadful rubbing
t it can't hurt us-Pearline!
imitations! We'd radier be