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HI* First Pie*.
IQ a southern city a few years ago
young lawyer undertook the defense
of an old darkey who had been arrest
ed as a chicken thief, and who in the
days cf slavery had been owned by
tho lawyer's father.
It was the young man's first plea,
and was not brilliant in either con
struction or delivery. Tbs darky re
ceived a pretty severe sentence, his
guilt being well proven.
"Thank you Fab," eaid the prisoner,
addressing the judge, cheerfully, when
the sentence had been prone uuced;
"dal's mighty hard, but it ain't any
whar near what I expected. I thought,
sah, dat between my charaoter and
poor Mars' Frank's speech dey'd hang
me, shore!"-Youth's Companion.
The Cheerful Idiot.
"They don't have the melons now
that they did when yon and I were
young," said the landlady to the
Cheerful Idiot, and the Cheerful Idiot,
who always resents remarks about his
approaching middle age, said, sadly:
"I guess they don't have the same
melon? now, bnt I do think we have
the same butter."-Indianapolis Jour
A Wonderful Phenomenon.
The man who should pass through life with
er experiencing a t ? ingo of indigestion,
raient be fitly regarded ai a wonderful phe
nomenon. We doubt if ?ach a privileged
mortal has ever exl-ted. If so, we have never
?eon him. But thousands ara known to h j
daily reUerod of dysp<-p<ia by Ho?tettc;?'s
Stomach Hitters, the populsr remedy for that
truly national complaint, as well a-? for fever
cid ague, debility, constip?t on, rheumatism
and kidney troubles.
An ulcerated tooth caused the death of a
min of Hoboken, N. J., by producing blood
"Penny wise and pound foolish" are those
who think lt economy to use cheap soda and
rosin soaps, instead pf the (rood old Dobbins'
El ectrio Soap; for sale by aU frrocers since
I SJ. Try it once. Be sore, buy genuine.
A flash of lightning so terrified a lady of
Flemington, N. J., that sho died of fright.
Your nerves upon rich, red blood and you will
not be nervous. Blood is made rich and pure by
The Ono TruoP;ood Purifier. All druggists. $1.
Hood's Pills are always reliable. 26 cents.
"I can't help thinking how foolish
women aro," said the philosopher, with
a sad fhake of his head.
"What's the trouble now?" inquired
his thonghtless friend.
"I was only thinking of the old
days when they used to walk soberly,
calmly and sedately along the street,"
explained the philosopher. "Yon must
remember those days."
"Certainly. What of them?"
"The danger of a sudden and violent
fall was reduced to a minimnm then,
and there was no neoessity of guarding
against it or arranging to break its
"Very true," admitted the thought
less friend. >
"And now there is constant danger,
and serious falls are of common occur
rence," persisted the philosopher.
"Also true," admitted the thought
"And they wore bustles then and
thby don't now," asserted the philoso
W0?LEN WANT TO KNOW.
TO WHOM CAN THEY TELL THEIR
A Woman Answers "To Me"-Anxious
Inquirers Intelligently Answered-Thou
sands of Grateful Letters.
Women regard it as a blessing that
they can talk to a woman who fully
understands their every ailment, and
thus avoid the examina
ments and the
ories of incom
cians, whose sex
of knowing by
prompts them to seek
her advice constantly.
Female diseases yield
to Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound at once. Inflammation, ulcera
tion, falling and displacement of the
womb, ovarian troubles, spinal weak
ness and kidney complaints, ?U have
their symptoms, and should be1 ' nipped I
in the bud." Bearing-down pains, back
ache, headache, nervousness, pains in
groins, lassitude, whites, irregularities,
dread of impending evil, blues, sleep
lessness, faintness, etc.
Here is testimony right to the point:
" The doctors told me that unless I
went to the hospital and had an opera
tion performed, I could not live. I had
falling, enlargement and ulceration of
"I was in constant misery all the
time; my back ached; I -c->^
was always tired. It^j^^ ^
for me to walk
far or stand long
at ti time. I wa
"I took three bottles of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and
-jsed two packages of Sanative Wash,
and I am now almost well. I .'m
stouter and healthier than I have e'er
been in my life. My friends and neigh
bors and tho doctors are surprised at
my rapid improvement. I have told
them all what I have been taking."
-MRS. ANNETTA BICKMEIER, Bellaire,
Belmont Co., 0.
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A WOMAN AS A CAPTAIN.
One woman io England holds a
master mariner's certificate. This
lady, who has passed all tho examinti
tions made compulsory by the Board
I of Trade is the Dowager Lady Clif
ford, widow of the late Gentleman
Usher of tho Black Bod, who died in
1892. She sails her own yacht for
many months of the year in the Medi
terranean and the Solent.
SST BT WAISTS.
The newest shirt wa:sts are tucked
across the fronts the depth of a yoke,
and have a corresponding number of
tacks running around the lops of tho
cleeves in a direct line from those ia
tho yoke; and a very nov-dl one hos
the whole sleeve tucked upside do wu
in half-inoh tucks, every ruck falling
out slightly, from its own. weight.
There is a new lining called ribbjn
cloth, which has a pretty gloss, and
corses in all the delicate colors, and is
very suitable for using under organ
dies and lawns, whoa taffeta is too ex?
The blouse fronts and pnffedHleeve
tops of organdy and lawn gowus are
given a novel effect by insertion? of
lace run in diamond form all over
them. It requires duiutynfingers and
patience to do the work, but the offert
is so pretty and uniqnj that it pays.
De ni cres t's Magazine.
BELTS ANO GIRDLES.
Belts and girdles havo played a very
important part in women's toilets
ever since the first fas'iiom were
started, and tho addition of a jeweiol
belt or a long ornamental girdle often
makes the most matter-o '-fact gown
look picturesque and handsome. Gir
dles cannot beso varied in style as eau
belts. Tiere is only one design pos
sible, and that when properly carried,
out involves great expense, for, to bo
truly effective, it* shu-ild bo heavily
jeweled, or m ado of nn.r or some
other expensive m?teriil. Eren mock
jewels cost considerable monoy, if
many are used, and gib, even in gilt
braid, has the sam: disadvantage, be
sides which there is something theatri
cal and gaudy about them, which mako
them unsuitable for ordinary wear.
By thc way, picturesque effects would
better not be attempted, for there are
few women who can c trry them out
OLD BUSTLES IN SLEEVES.
Wires "play an imper taut part in tho
make-up of the modem b.-lle. She
has worn them in different items of
her attire from time to time, and
one neve : knows where tho wires aro
to bo found next Now we have thurn
in the great sleeves of shirt waists.
That bouffant effect so dear to the soul
of the dressmaker, and accepted by
tho American woman as the latest edict
of Dame Fashion, cannot be obtained
except with the aid of machinery.
Starched sleeves will not stick out of
themselves. So the wires are dexter
ously spread inside, nud when you
look through a woman's sleeve in the
sunlight it lookalike au immense bird
It is said that somo women hivo
utilized old bustles to eproad their
sleeves. This may bo au exaggera
tion, but certainly thc wiro shapes are
as much liko the bustles of other
days as anything can be.-N^ew York
WOMEN TO VOTE FOR VESTRYMEN.
Hereafter in the Protestant Episco
pal church in the diocese of Michigan
women may vote for vestrymeu. So
it has been determined in tho recent
diocesan convention, tho decision
being reached after investigation of
the working of woman suffrage in
other dioceses. The decision may not
mako much practical difference, for
women are a great power in every
Protestant church in this country, and
their desires commonly receive the
most respectful consideration whether
they vote or not Nevertheless, they
ought to vote. They do most of the
ehurch work, and pay their share at
least of tho church moneys, and they
ought certainly to have a voice in de
termining to whom the management
or the church business shall bo en
trusted. The experiment- is not new,
but has long been in successful and
approved operation in Ohio, Virginia,
Kentucky, and other dioceses in the
United States.-Harper's Weekly.
WOMAN'S TR H'M PK.
The most sacred of British institu
tions, the Houso of Commons,is being
invaded by the fair sex to au ex
tent that makes the old-fashion
ed mombers positively apoplectic.
L ibouchere says they have made tho
placo look like a cross between a cas
ino and a cafe. But those are merely a
small part of the invading army. Lady
visitors to the House of Commons
have boeu growing more numerous
and boldor, and the extension of the
afternoon tea arrangements bas ac
centuated what has long been regarded
as a grievance by tho staider mem
bers. The time was when tho
ladies wore content and even grate
ful for the limited accommodation
of the ladies' gallery. Now, accord
ing to the New York Sun's corre
spondent, they stroll about the place
as if the House were their own. Every
afternoon tho lobby is crowded with
fashionable women, and it has become
?faite an ordinary proceeding for
batches of them to be conducted just
inside the outer doorway of the
tiered legislative chamber itself in
order that they may obtain a glimpse
of the speaker in his robes, a spectacle
which canuot bo seen from the ladies*
gallery. They invade tho committee
rooms and saunter about tho corri
dors, as often as not alone, and if
challenged by thc attendants either
eoorufnlly decliue to be cross-cx
amiued as to their rights to bc in tho
pine ., or declare they aro waiting for
such ant such honorable gentlemen.
It is darkly rumored that a secret
committee of middle-aged married
members has been formed for the pur
pose of grappling wit! he evil.
The latest is the linet
White veils ought onl
with white hats.
The slender woman is the one who
looks best in this season's gowns
Stocking sachets are tho latest bits
of daintiness in my lady's wardrobe.
Thc purse attached to the newest
whuclwom in's belt looks like a can
The fashion of wearing two veils ?3
a well-established one anions: the
Crepon yields stubbornly to tho ad
vance of mohair, barege and canvas
but it yields.
Plain black quills givo a "natty"
touch to many of thc fashionable hats
of the season.
Pigskin has been added to the list
for belts. Tho popular color* is a
pinkisli tan, and the clasp a jeweled
The shirt waist girl is either as trim
and neat M possible, or a picture of
fi m aine slovenliness horrible to be
It is wise for tho growing girl not
to make herself up for a young lady
too soon ; she will have longer to be
old than she will to be young.
White buckskin shoes are the
popular thiug with white gown*,
and pipeclay usod as polish will keep
them in their pristiue freshness.
lu a .matter of neck dressing for
athletics, or as the aceompaiment to
tailor-made gowns, oue canuot do
hotter than to follow tba reigning
fashions for men.
Tho hugo tulle bow is of tho past.
Its popularity was limited, and its
downfall not difficult to foretell. Much
as thc material is liked, the bow is not
becoming and was foredoomed.
Moukeyskiu, clasped with a mina
ture set in gold makes one of the
latest beits. Heretofore clasps of the
sort have beeu confined to ribbon aud
silk, but some fresh design seems to
spring iuto life each week.
Haberdashers and shirt tailors now
make fcr-both ui'iu and women, so
ono can got any stylo demanded. If
a masculine style of collar and tio is
worn, it must bc absolutely correct,
or uothiug is moro dowdy and objo
The [?lain blouse is an albrouud use
ful garment, which may be varied in
raauy ways. For simple morning
wear tho ribbon belt nud stock aro
sufficiently smart, while for afternoons
the lace collar aud rn fil J 4 givy tho
needed dressy touch.
Piuk is tho prevailing color in much
of tho summer milliuory, and pink
straw hats pink roses and pink tulle
abound. Another popular color is
green, in all the divers shades imagin
able, and pale limo green straw
trimmed with blue or purple is ono
of the picturesque effects commonly
seen this season.
Tau, in all the varying ?hades, is
still a po; ular color for canvas gowns
and ma le over pale blue ailks, with a
wide blaok satin belt, and vest front
made of a black ma Iras silk handker
chief, covered with a cone pattern in
blue, green au 1 red, the gown is stun
ning. Two ends of the handker
chief, trimmed with black lace, fall
below tho belt.
A dressy little wrap is tattle of side
plaited lace .gathered into a uarrow
lined yoke. T?is yoke is of passemen
terie. There arc wide epaulettes of
passementerie, which extend down the
front at cither side, and where the
yoke and plaitings join the seam is al
most concealed by rosettes of ribbon
set close together. Tho very high full
collar is of plaited si1 lt muslin,and the
samo plaiting trims the deep epau
The rough fabrics this soasou in
clude thc hon roi tes and boucle goods,
the Scotch heather-mixed cheviots and
stylish English tweeds. Tho high
grade boucle stuffs aro expensive,
owing to their silk-warp weaving and
the fineness and lustre of the silky
tufts and curls scattered over the sur
face. The rough repB are generally
of two colon?,sometimes three or four
handsomely blended, bright as a rule
in coloring, but greatly subdued by
the rough raised ribs, these rough
black lines toning and softening the
. L H I <
PEi BLS OF THOUtiHT.
Kindness is the golden chafj* "bj
which society is bonnd together. ?
We promise according ho our hopes,
and perform according to oar fear.
Men are apt to be more concerned
for their credit than for their canse.
Which ia the best government?
That which teaches self-gpvernment.
If you want to please your friend
get through talking so he can begin.
Prosperity doth best discover vicej
but adversity doth best discover vir?
Purposes, like eggs, unless they be
hatched into action, will run into de
The superior man wishes to be slow
in his words and earnest in his con
Families with babies and families
without babies are BO sorry for each
Leavo glory to great folks. Ah,
castles in the air cost a vast deal to
Better to bo despised for too anx*
ious apprehensions, tann mined by too
coufulent a security.
Be not ashamed of thy virtues;
honor's a good brooch to wear in a
man's hat at all time?.
Speaking too much is a sign of
vanity ; for he that is lavish in words
is apt to be niggard in deeds.
Advice is like snow, the softer it
falls, tho longer it dwells upon, and
the deeper it sinks into the mind.
Praise no mnn too liberally before
his face, nor censuro him too lavishly
behiud his back; the one savors of
flattery, the other of malice, and both
No man is born into this world
whose work is not born with him ;
there is always work, and tools to
work withal, for thoso who will; and
blessed arc tho heavy hands of toil.
Cowardice of Alligators.
"The cowardice of alligators is we!?
known by tho peoplo who resido along
the bayous which were at one time fre
quented by the saurian"," said a gea
tlomau from Southwestern Louisiana.
"A great many persons who only
know of tho alligator by reputation
swallow without a qualm the stories
which are so often told about the hair
breadth escapes and remarkable adven
tures with these reptiles. The truth
is, that they do not possess sufficient
courage-tho alligators, I mean,-to
attack a mouso, unless it was chained
to the bunk und couldn't show fight,
I remember crossing a stream in the
Vormillion country a number of yoara
before the crazo for alligator Lidos had
struck tho country. I entered a skiff,
and, when about half way over, my dog,
which I had forgotten, came bounding
after me, and, leaping into.tba-wajMfr- .
began to swim across after tho boat.
Almost immediately several alligators
lying with the tips of their noses
above tho surface, began to move af
ter the dog, and soon came within a
few foot of tho animal. He realized
that he was being chased, and pro
ceeded to turn the tables by chasing
them. He barked and turned to make
for tho "gators" but they got out of
his way. Well, tho dog and tho sau
rians kept up this performance until
the former had crossed tho stream.
The alligators seemed to be afraid to
come within biting distance, although
it would have beou impossible for the
dog to have injured them. They were ?
simply afraid, that's all, and it is al
ways the way with them. I have fre
quently swam after an alligator my
self, and he would invariably turn tail
and get out of sight in a hurry.
Courage ! Thoy have no moro than a
goat."-New Orleans Times-Demo
Sculptured Stones In Guiana. '
The most interesting relic of past
ages that one encounters in the Guiana
country are immense stones containing
hieroglyphic inscriptions. These aro
to be found on tho sides of the moun
tains and upon many of the rocks in
tho rivers throughout British and
Venezuelan Guiana, and have evoked
a great deal of discussion among eth
nologists. No theory regarding their
origin has yet been accepted, though
they are said to bo similar to those
fonnd in the exploration of Phenicia.
Dr. Maracano of Paris,after a careful
study of the skulls fouud in an old
Iudian burial ground of the upper
Orinoco, says that they are similar to
thoso discovered in the Egyptian
tombs,from which is deduced the the
ory of Pheniciau origin, and a confir
mation of the existence, in former
times, of the Atlantis Archipelago,
by which one conld cross from the
African coast to South America in
Watch the Turkeys for Storms.
Says a Pennsylvania farmer: "I al
ways know when there is going to he
a wind storm by watching tho turkeys
and chicks go to roost each night. In
calm weather the fowls always roost
on the poles with their heads alter
nately each way-that is, ono faces '
east, the next west, and so on.
"But when thero is going ty be a j
high wind they always roost with
their hoads toward the direction from I
which tho storm is coming. There are j
reasons for these different ways of i
roosting, I take it,
"When thero is no wiud to guard
against they can see other dangers !
more readily if they aro headed in !
both directions, but when wind is to
ariso thoy face it because thoy can ?
hold their positions better. But the
part I can't understand is how the
critters know that the wind is going
to rise when we mortals lack all inti
mation of it,"-New ?ork Mercury, I
WHY CIIEHEIES a HOW.
"Why do chorrles grow?"
Said I, "Bobin red,
In the gleam and glow
Why do cherries grow?"
Paused he perkishly
While he plucked at ono
Flushing in the sun ;
Then said he, said he,
"Cherries grow for mc!"
TEST OF FRIENDSHIP.
The hardest test of the friendship of
a petr animal is to call it away from
its food while it is yet hungry-not
order it from ita meal, but merely call
it. A real friend of a dog, for in
stance, will not have to cull a dog; it
will.come without a calling, whether
eating or not. If a gentle master has
been awny for a week tho demonstra
tions of joy will be of a most livoly
character. But the approach of a
crnel master makes a dumb crcatnro
flinch and shrink away in fear and
trembling, and caresses are received
with bowed head and quivering body.
STORY OF AN OLD OWL.
Kept in captivity tho owl rcs 2d to
get ont of sorts at limes, jnst as little
children will ; but instead of giving it
jam wrapped aronud powder, its
owner sent it for a trip on the water
to cure it. It was fastened to the back
of a duck, which was then driven into
a horse pond. The owl was no sailor
and as often as it stuck its claws into
thc duck, as it frequently did in its
terror, thc duck dived and gave it a
good drenching. This mude tho owl
more alarmed than ever, and caused
it to dig its claws all tho firmer into
the duck, and this, of course, only
led to its being ducked ngoin and
again. Every time the owl came ont
of its bath it expressed its surprise by
loud hootings. Then in case of acci
dent to ono or other bird, or perhaps
both, the owl waa unbonud. After
shaking its feathers as a dog shakes
itscoat.it slowly fell into its usual
state of solemnity. But it was always
the better for these excursions on tho
A CHAMPION OF ANIMALS.
Little Hazel Fairchild is one of the
"bluest-eyed, tenderest hearted wee
lassies in tho world, and a very ardent
member of tho Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Animals. The other
dary Hazel had a sad experionca. She
had beeu down town with hor grand
mamma, and ns they alighted from the
electric car in frout of the houie,there
on the track, jnst that instant
killed, lay a poor, little mito of a kit
ten. Hazel gave a cry as she saw it,
and then with all the fiery indignation
nnd dignity of her four shortsummers,
she turned quickly to the conductor.
"Oh, you bad, bad man, you !" sho
cried, bravely winking back tho weak
teare in her eyes. "Ain't you'shamed?
I belong to the society, and I havo the
wight-I tell you I havo tho wight
to have you awested/'andshe pounded
her little clenched fist in evidence
upon the shiuing silver badgo pinned
on her frock. Could anything have
been sweeter than to soe fcuch n baby
fighting for the pitiful,mangled kitten
at her feet? And is it any wonder
that such a small, pretty angel of
mercy was applauded by all tho pas
sengers in the car?
There is another story of Hazel
which shows the philosophical side of
her young character.
Mr. Sanger, of Biy St. LOU?F, built
the Fairchild wharf in front of their
pretty home at that resort, and little
Hazel loves to spend her time out
thero over tho water, listening to the
secrets that the waves whisper to her,
and thinking those long, long thoughts
Tho other evening she and her
mother wera sitting at the end of the
bathhouso lookiug over the water.
Suddenly Hazel remarked: "Mamma,
God made the water, didn't Ho ?"
*'Yes dear," her mother answered.
"But Sanger made thc wharf," added
the little maid quickly, and then she
wondered what made her mother
shake so.-New Orleans Times-Demo
A SCHOOL FOR FIREMEN.
Tho school was organized in Febru
ary, 1883, primarily for the purpose of
instructing the men of the different
companies in the use of the "scaling
ludder," which had then just been in
troduced in the department. It grad
ually became enlarged in its 6cope,
however, until,with the completion of
the new lire headquarters building in
January, 1887, it became a general
school of instruction-not only for the
new men admitted on trial (called
"probationary firemen"), but for tho
mon already in service-in the uso of
all life-saving apparatus, and in the
many appliances used for fighting a
Before they had this now building,
in East Sixty-seventh street, the com
panies were taught the use of tho scal
ing-ladders and life net at an old sugar
warehouse near thc foot of West One
Hundred aud Fifty-eighth btreet and
the North Pkiver, and here the classes
numbered nearly sixty men at a time.
But thia building was iq anout-of-the
way place, and lacked the facilities
necessary for instructing tho men in
raising largo extension ladders, and in
tho ase of the nanny new tools then
being added to the department.
When the new Firo Headquarters
building was being completed, a yard
designed for this purpose was built at
tho back of that building. Thia yard
is about one hundred feet square,
being well cemented and drained, so
that water can be used in tho lessons.
Hero ''company drills" wero iutro
duced-companies being summoned
unexpectedly from different parts of
tho city, just as they would be called
to an actual fire.
When they arrived tho engines
wero started and the men put through
all the manoeuvers of battling with
\he flames. Tho hose was drngged up
thc staircase to tho top of the build
ing, water was started or shut eff and
largo quantities were used in tho dif
ferent movements executed in thc yard
or from the windows at tho rear. Tho
men were thus made acquainted with
every applianco carried on tho appar
atus and the system perfected iu every
Companies received ratings on the
books kept by the instructor accord
ing to the proficiency they showed at
tho drills ; and Homo idea of what ef
fect these drills had in improving the
service may be gathered from the fact
that, when they were started, of the
eighty or moro companies in tho de
partment there were about twenty-one
companies in tho first grade, nineteen
in the second, and forty in the third
or lowest grade. After three years of
instruction, thero were only four or
fivo in the last grade, about fifteen in
the second, and fully sixty received
tho rating of first-grade companies.
It is herc, in this yard, where these
company d-'!ls played so important a
part in' bringing the New York de
partment to its present point of per
fection, that tho recruit receives his
first instruction in tho uso of tho scal
ing-ladder, tho lifo-line, and the life
BOY EOO HUNTEBS.
Greenland boys are groat egg col
lectors. As soon as tho gulls and
other birds that nest in tho far north
appear in tho spring thc work begins.
No boy who has not practised a good
deal ot climbing the rough mountain
sides ond creeping over tho glaciers is
allowed to venture on the perilous
tusk. But at fifteen, and even before,
a Greenland boy ?3 as strong of limb,
as fearless of heart aud os cool of head
as any steeple-climber.
Early some morning he takes a bag
made of sealskin and with A lunch of
dried fish or blubber he starts ont for
a day in the mountains. ' Up, up, he
climbs along tho dizzy edge of somo
deep inlet of the sea until ho comes
to the rocky ridges whero the gulls
mako their homos. An ordinary
American boy-and somo of them are
pretty good climbers, too-would not
dream that tho steep moun* 'a sides
could possibly be crossed, but the
Grconland boy knows just where to
step, just how to hold his stout staff,
and he will walk quite coolly ulong a
jagged ridge hundreds of feetabore
tho water, whero one littlo misstep, a
loose stono or a bit of crumbling ice
would hurl him down to his death.
But it is only on these wild ledges
that he cm find tho nests
he seeks. Hero ovcry crevice is
filled with eggs, laid almost without
protection on tho rock. As he ap
proaches tue g:t!!s gu chattering out
and circling round his head. He must
not look at them lest ho becomo
dizzy. When ho reaches a nest lie
pieces the big blue and whito eggs in
his bag, and thus he proceeds until de
has a load. Happy is he if he sees a
falcon rising in the air among the
gulls, for a falcon's eggs are very val
uable. But its nest is hard to find,
and often a whole day is expended by
tho bravo hunter before he rcacheg
thc spot whero tho eggs aro laid. And
if his bag is already filled with eggs
ho slips his new find into his roomy
It may well be believed that the
task of getting back with the load is
doubly dangerous, but the egg-hunter
thinks nothing of it, and when he
reaches home in tho evening he
spreads out his treasure. All of the
rare eggs-aud sometimes there are
several in tho lot-are sold to a dealer,
who supplies tho museums and collec
tors of Europe Tho common gull's
eggs aro carefully examined and the
fresh ones arc sold to tho missionaries
or to the traders.
Occasionally thero are accidents.
An explorer tells of a stout boy who
ventured too far ont on a rocky ledgo
in order to reach a falcon's nest, and,
losing his footing, fell. Fortunately,
however, he caught the edge of the
ledge with his hands and clung.crying
for help. At last his father heard him,
but it was a loug time before they
could give him any help. They wero
compelled to climb to the top of tho
cliff and tho young ogg huuter's
brother was lot down at the ond of a
long rope brought from tho village.
It was a perilous descent, but the
plucky little fellow'waa determined
to save his brother's life. On reach
ing the almost exhausted boy ho
fastened a loop of rope around his
body, and tho two wero pulled up
together by tho men at tho top.
Later tho bravo hunter allowed him
self to bo let down to tho falcon's
nest, whero ho succeeded in getting
the much prized eggs. -Chicago Rec
West Australia's gold output lim
folien off greatly this year.
NEARLY A BILLION.
The Pennsylvania Railroad lias a
Capital of 8857,075,600.
In a recent number of Carrent Lit
erature an English writer asserts that
"the greatest corporation on earth is
the London and Northwestern Railway
Company of England, with its capital
of $595,000,000, a revenue of $6,500
an hour, 2,300 engines and 60,000 em
ployes, and repairs that cost $130,000
a month." The Northwestern Railway
Company is no doubt a gigantio cor
poration for a little country like Eng
land, and worth bragging about, but
wo have a bigger one here in the
United States that might absorb it
very easily. The Pennsylvania railroad,
for example, has a capital of $857,075,
600, and 15,430 miles of track, which
traverse thirteen states. It has 3,756
locomotives, which consume 20,000
tons of coal a day, and make rans
equal to the distance around the globe
every two hours. It has 3,935 passen
ger cars, 154,000 freight cars, 350
Pullman cars and 241 other cars for
construction and other purposes, mak
ing a total of 158,524 cars, which make
a journey equal to the circumference
of tho earth in every eight min?tes.
Tho locomotives and oars, if placed
upon a single track, would reach from
New York to Chicago, or ten times the
distance between Philadelphia and
New York. The rails of tho Pennsyl
vania railroad, if laid end to end,
would encircle the globe and overlap
about 4,000 miles. Tho total annual
revenue of the road is $135,000,000
eqaat to $372,506 a day and $15,525
every hour of the day and night
which is two and a half times as mnch
as that of tho Northwestern of Eng
rIhe Northwestern boasts of 60,000
employes, but the Pennsylvania com
pany has over 100,000, who, with their
families, make np a total of about
500,000 persons dependent for their liv
ing npon the $60,000,000 it distributes
in wages every year. Last y ear the
Pennsylvania ItailroadCompany moved
14,395,256,375 tons of freight per
mile and carried 1,577,891,050 passen
gers. The freight carried was equal
to a ton around the world every min
ute of the year. The money invested
in the property was equal to a doublo
lino of silver dollars 8,000 miles
in length. In 1895 the Penn
sylvania Company owned five
per cent, of all the railway
mileage in the United States, 10$ per
cent of all tho locomotives, Hi per
cent of all the freight cars and had 13
per cent of all tho railway employes in
the country upon its payrolls. It car
ries ll per cent of all the passengers
who traveled by rail daring the year
1895, and its earnings were 112 5 per
cent of all the eurnings of all the road?
in the country. Like the great North
western, the Pennsylvania company
makes almost everything it uses, and
with its plant could build a locomotive
every day in the year if it chose to d )
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