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Oddities pf English Village?.
Undoubtedly the most extraordin
ary township in England is that of
Skiddaw, in Cumberland. It con
tains but one house, the occupier of
which is unable to exercise the Brit
ton's privilege of voting because there
is no overseer to prepare a voter's list
and no church or other place of wor
ship or assembly on which to pub
The most remote village in England
is that of, Farley-coni-Pitton. This
truly rural spot is thirty miles and a
half from the nearest railway station.
As a contrast to this may be mentioned
the hamlet of Ystrad, about ten miles
from Cardiff. This tiny settlement
has two inportant main roads, two
railways and two large rivers.
A very unique feature is exclusively
claimed by Trimley, a small village in
Suffolk. In the one churchyard of
parish two churches are to be seen.
Service is conducted three times a
week in each of these churches at the
The deepest well in England is
found at Hamilton in Hampshire. It
stretches 350 feet below the surface of
the earth. About half way down this
well shaft is a subway, three miles
in length, which leads to tho seacoast.
. On the top of the parish church
tower in Bicknoller, Somersetshire, is
a yew tree, now five feet high, and
still growing in a hard fashion. It
is generally believed that tho tree owos
tts origin to a seed dropped by a bird.
Perhaps the most splendidly decor
ated church in the kingdom is that of
Whitley Court, Worcestershire. It
is entirely constructed of white marble,
the pews are chastely carved and the
pulpit is of genuine Carara marble,
richly paneled with precious stones.
On the village green at Meriden, in
Warwickshire, there is a large stone
cross, which is supposed to mark the
central point of England.-Pearson's
The uses of the common wooden j
store box are legion. All sorts of cup
boards and chairs havo been made I
from it. Its most convenient use for j
summer is as a catch all for things j
that are handy to have about, like thc
wqtering pot, the trowel or the lawn
shears. It can bc set up against the
wall and painted the color of thc
house, or if kept on thc veranda a
pretty cover of burlap may be used to
cover it. For veranda use it may be
covered with one of the striped couch
rugs and used as a sort of table with
the children's playthings inside it.
For this purpose it should be set up
on end, with the opening against tho
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The seamy side of a city is where tho rc3i
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tisement in this paper, which has tho endorse
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Sam Jones, and others. This syrup with tho su
gar made from it lias been manufactured and
sold by a company extensively through tho
wholesale and retail trade, but it rnn too high
for the people by passing through so many
hands, lt ls now proposed to let the peoplo
havo the formula and make lt nt first cost, and
they will make a mistake if they do not take
hold of it. It has been pronounced equal to tho
"on? y pure old Vermont" which sells at ?1.30
per gallon. _
The average school boy prefers a tanned shoo
to a tanned back.
I believe Piso'sCuro for Consumption saved ?
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to health. I am confident that my '
child would have died liad he not1
used Ayer's Sarsaparilla."-JAS. M.
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WEIGHTY WORDS ,
ron " <u
MORE THAN A MILE DEEP.
Boring Into the Bowels of the Earth for
Purposes of Investigation.
Near Pittsburg, Penn., a curious ex
periment is in progress. It is the bor
ing of a well to the lowest possible
depth, -with the view of .discovering
not only the variations of temperature
at the different levels, but the discov
ery of elements which may be utilized
on the surface. The operations are
under the direction of Professor Hal
lock, of Columbia College, and the
depth already attained is 5,502 feet.
At the outset it was intended to stop
when a depth of two miles, or 10,560
feet, was reached. But the present
intention is to fix no limit to the un
dertaking. The plan now is to bore
until it is impossible to proceed any
further, for it is believed that at some
stage the power of the machinery to
operate will bo exhausted. No one
ventures an opinion as to when that
point will be reached, and there is no
certainty that it ever will be reached.
But the difficulty of operating is aug
mented as the distance from the sur
face increases, and that fact strength
ens the impression that there must be
an end to this, as there is to all other
The deepest well in the world at
present is near Leipsic, Saxony, where
salt is brought to the surface from a
depth of 5,740 feet, at which-point the
temperature is said to be 135.5 degrees
Fahrenheit. The temperature of the
Pittsburg well at a depth of 5,000 feet
was 120.9 degrees. Measurements
taken during the progress of the work
show, moreover, that the rise of tem
perature averages about one degree to
every fifty feet in depth, it?d at a depth
of 5,500 feet the Pittsburgiwell showed
128 degrees of heat. Ai that rate of
increase the boiling point-212 degrees
-would be reached at the depth of
two miles. It is not improbable, how
ever, that as a greater depth is reached
the rise in temperature will bo more
rapid. But the experience in Leipsic
contradicts this supposition, for the
difference between the depth of that
well and the Pittsburg hole is a little
more than four degrees higher. What
will occur when the depth of two miles
is reached, or what conditions will be
found below that is, of course, a mat
ter of conjecture,
All sorts of hopes are entertained in
connection with the experiment. For
example, Professor Hallock believes
that the heat found in the interior of
the earth may be utilized for power,
light and other purposes. He reasons
that when the depth is reached at
which -water boils steam ruay be made
power by turning in water from the sur
face or utiliziug subtorrauean streams
that may be discovered during the pro
gress of drilling. If that expectaticj
is fulfilled thc value of the enterprise
will become inestimable. It would
be scarcely safe to dismiss the scheme
as impracticable and to look upon it as
a wild goose chase, for this is au age
in which everything appears reason
able aud afiainable through thc aid of
science.-Kansas City Star.
Dovelopment of Kite Flying.
"Kite flying," said one of the
weather bureau kite experts to a Star
reporter, "has always been an inter
esting sport for boys, but the interest
in it never equaled that which is now
evidenced on every side. It may he
too much for the average boy to make
one of tho box kites, -from which such
good results are anticipated by the
weather bureau, f-i: they are some
what difficult to m.*ike, and to raise
and fly after they arc made. Still, no
doubt many of them will try it, and I
am told that the authorities will make
no objection to the boys using the
White Lot or the monument grounds
for that purpose. I can give the boys
a pointer on kite flying, however, even
if they do not try the box kite. Let
them make the ordii-ry three-stick
kite, but instead of one make three or
four kites. Have them rigged np in
pairs, or three if desired, so that they
will fly about five or six yards from
each other. This can be arranged by
the length of the string. Then give
them about forty yards of string and
send up a couple of other kites, in
pairs as before. The whole are to be
flown by one string. The four kites
will, of course 'pull' four times as
much as one kite will, but tho combi
nation will take up a great deal of
string. Flying a team of kites of this
kind is a favorite amusement of the
boys in Denmark, and it furnishes
them with a great deal of sport. The
Chinese boys go further, and some
times send up a series of kites, run
ning from ten to fifty kites, all from
the same string. The rarely fly them
in teams, however, preferring to iig
them so that when they are in the air
they look like a long-tailed dragon.
They use fancy colored paper in their
kites, red, of course, predominating.
Any of the Chinese laundrymen in the
city will explain how the drsgon kites
are rigged."-Washington Star.
The Peacock at Home.
The real home of the peacock or pea
fowl is inindia. There they thrive and
are hunted and their flesh is used for
food. As these birds live in the same
region as the tiger, peacock hunting
is very dangerous sport. The long
train of the peacock is not its tail as
many suppose, but is composed of
feathers which grow out just above the
tail and are called the tail coverts.
Peacocks have been known for many
hundred years. They are mentioned
in the Bible. Joh mentions them,and
they are mentioned, too, in I Kings,
x. Hundreds of years ago in Borne
many thousand peacocks were kill?d
for the great feasts which the emperor
made. The brains of the peacock were
considered a great treat, and many had
to be killed for a single feast.-New j
A cloudy morning, and a golden eve,"
Warm with the glow that never lingers
Such is our life; and who would pause to
Over a toarful day that ends in song?
The dawn was gray, and dim with mist and
There was no sweetness in the ohllly
Dead leaves were strewn along the dusky
That led us to the sunset light at last.
Taught by His love, wo lea
Led by His hand, we pas
And now how lovely is the
That shines so calmly 01
By L. E. V
HEN I saw that it
was likely to rain all
day I determined to
visit my friend Azral,
who keeps the vertu
shop on Wardour
street. I had sev
eral holiday? on hand
and knew of no more delightful way
of spending an idle hour than in look
ing over old Azral's collection of vertu,
which had a great fascination for me.
The old man, who had taken quite a
fancy to me-probably because I could
appreciato his love for the bizarre and
antique-and who even became quite
chatty at times, was a venorable He
brew who boasted descent from David.
Gontrary to the traditional character
istics of his race, he was frank and
open-handed-I hal found him even
A flue old fellow he was, tall, majes
tic, with a long white beard sweeping
his breast; stately and slow in speech,
polite, but not cringing, with that
self-respecting courtesy which Dickens
gives us in Biah, the "Godmother." I
cannot say why, but he was my mind
picture of Aaron-he had a sort of
silent eloquence about him. Without
kith or kin, he lived in tho love of his
relics, his children he called them.
And a rare and exquisite, but decided
ly diversified, family he had.
The shop, which was wedged in be
tweeu a jeweler's on one hand and a
second-hand book-dealer's on the
other, was narrow and low, but ex
tended back some distance. On
shelves in the Avails, on tables, in
drawers were spread the objects of his
passion in the most enchanting disre
gard for the conventional modes of ar
rangement. Here a shelf of old
Dutch faience showed stout burgomas
ters in blue and yellow. Next was a
shelf from which gleamed anns and
outlery, swords, real Damascus blades,
of so magnificent a temper as to admit
of being bent in a circle. Here was a
bureau drawer full of exquisite ivory
carvings, crucifixes and amulets of rich
and varied workmanship side by side
with diminutive Persiau narghiles and
squat Chinese josses. In the next was
agate from Japanese lapidaria, along
with wood fretwork from Geneva and
jet from Cornwall. Here hung a paint
ing of Cimabue, hero ono of Guido,
there one of Benjamin West.
To examine such a curiosity shop
was my delight, and I often resorted"
there. He had lately bought a stock
of Moorish jewelry, and asked me to
examine it. I eagerly complied, and
while looking it over saw a curious
breastpin that immediately attracted
my attention. A delicate little golden
heart held together two swords crossed.
The swords were each about three
inches long, one a Scotch claymore of
pure green gold, tho baskethilt of the
most beautiful lace-like arabesque
tracery of gold interwoven with silver.
At the end of the handle sparkled a
tiny topaz, scintilating like an impris
oned sunbeam. The other was an
Eastern simitar, with broad, slightly
curving blade and an edge of some
white metal, possibly silver. At the
cross-piece of the handle there was a
ruby, and at each end of the cross
piece a diamond of the purest water.
The heart bore two inscriptions, one
in Arabic and one in Latin.
The Latin was "Gla/lii duo, cor
unum." The whole thing had a rich
exotic look about it that stimulated
my curiosity. I asked my venerable
friend if I might buy it.
"No," he said slowly-"no, that is
not for sale; but if you like it I will
tell you its history."
I replied that nothing would please
"That breastpin," said he, "is r
trust confided to me. Last year I wa^
in the Holy Land with my mother, in
Jerusalem. Once on a journey to visit
my kinsman, Javan, at Damascus, I
came upon a poor Turk half dead by
the wayside. He had been attacked
and beaten by robbers so that he "Avas
dying. I got off my beast, and went
to .him and tried to lift him up. He
attempted to speak. Bending close, I
caught the question in Arabic:
"'Art thou a Jew?'
" 'I am.'
" 'I had some faint hope that thou
werta Christian, a European, per
chance an Englishman.'
" 'I live in England, in London,' I
"The dying man clasped his hands.
.Allah is good,' he whispered. 'Dj?
thou lift my .head up. I have a trust.
I will confide it to thee. ' Here his
breath came thick and i could scarcely
hear the words. 'My father-made
me promise-to get this-to-James
-called Thurs-by --Lon-it-nay,
by the beard of the Prophet, I will tell
thee,' he cried, starting up 'it is-'
but the spark of life was almost out.
It flickered, and he had only strength
to put his hand into his bosom and
partly drew it forth again when death
began to glaxe his eyes. 'Allah Ak
bar!' he murmured faintly, and the
spark went out.
"He had taken from his breast that
jewel; the parchment around it said:
'James Thursby, Singleton Cross,
London, England,' and I must de
liver it to James Thursby." The old
"My wii'e's father was James Thurs
by!" I exclaimed, excitedly. "He
has been dead these ten years, and
Singleton Cross is our home."
"Then if thou art really his rela
tive thou hast been .blest of fortune.
Mine eyes would rejoice to behold thy
The next dayl brought my wife with
me to see the venerable Hebrew.
"Daughter," said he, after we had
presented indisputable proof of our
connection to James Thursby, and
given documentary evidence of my
wife's genealogy- -for the old man,
friendly as he had been, was cautions
about giving np his trust, and in that
he was, of course, justifiable-"and
so, my daughter, thy sire was James
Thursby. Then I have fulfill ad my
trust," and he handed her the beauti
[ER DAYS. _
.Tis an old tale, beloved; we may find
Heart stories all around ns just the)
Speak to the sad, and tell them God ls kind;
Do they nottraadthepaththrough. which
Our youth went hy In recklessness and
And precious things were lost, as soon aa.
Yet patiently our Father saw tho waste,
And gathered up the fragments that re?
mt to love aright;
9ed through dreary ways
i our latter days!
-Sarah Doudney, in Sunday Magazine,
vSO ^2?> !\29 A AB9 9SO ASS 3S8 3S8 vSO
Once at home we were all burning
with eagerness to examine it more
closely. I held it up to the light. As
I did so the handle of the simitar
pressed against my hand, and click
the swords uncrossed. They had been
set at angle of about twenty degrees,
and now they were at right angles. I
was astonished, perplexed. I tried to
get them back to their original posi
tion, but they wera firm. What did
it mean? I turned the pin around in
every conceivable way, pressed every
part for secret springs, but np solution
of tho puzzle offered itself. Much dis
appointed I laid it down, and my wife
took it and began to examine it.
In picking it up the'poiut of the
cia;) moro pressed against the table,
and her finger rested on the hilt of
the simitar. Immediately there was
a click as before, but~-mirabile dictu!
-the jewel did not assume its original
form, but the simitar opensd like a
box split lengthwise. That is, there
were now two scimetars precisely
alike, each one half as thick as the
first one, joined by a most perfect but
entirely invisible hinge, and inside
was a tiny piece of very, very fine
Trembling with eagerness I opened
the parchment. Ha!-something writ^
ten but in Arabic. What a shame!
But no; I would show it to my friend
the Jew. He would interpret it for
1 looked longingly at the claymore
and tried to open it. I set its point
on the table and pressed its hilt. No
result! Then I remembered that when
th:.' simitar opened the point of the
sword touohed the table and my wife
pressed the hil' of the former weapon.
I believed I had found the seoret.
Setting the points of the Saracen
weapon on the table I touched the
basket hilt of the tiny claymore.
Magic! Open "flew the sword. In it
was a paper or parchment like the
other, but-triumph!-in English.
And this is what it said (I had to use
a magnifying glass to read it) :
"In the Name of God. Amenl"
Then followed the regular legal for
mula of au English will, bequeathing
to James Thursby or his heirs the sum
of $90,000 sterling, to be found d?
posited in the Bank of England. It
wa3 signed "Noureddin Aga," and
witnessed with long Turkish names.
Then followed the name of a prom
inent London business house as agent'
of Noureddin, and in whose name th's
deposit had been made.
To say that I was utterly dumb-;
founded is to put it very mildly" in-,
deod. It read BO much like a fairy
tale that I almost looked to see the pin
take wings and fly off. As for my
wife, she acted as though she was be
witched. Wo sat staring at each
other in silence. She was the first to
"Stephen," she said, "I think-"
but here there came a voice from the
door. "Where's Sue?" it said, and
my wife's elder half-brother appeared.
No sooner, however, had he glanced
at the table than he stopped short and
cried excitedly: "Where did you get
"We are just recovering from the
surprise it gave us," said I, laughing.
"Look at it."
But he had it in his hand before I
had spoken, saying as he picked it up,
"This is worth a fortune to you."
I looked at Sue in surprise.
"What is it, Arthur?" she asked
eagerly. "Tell us about it; we
"As I thought," ho said, as ho
scanned the document in English.
"Arthur," said his sister, fretfully,
"how can you keep us in such sus
"Well," replied Arthur, "it's rather
a long story, but you shall have it as-l
got it from your father. The Thursbys,
you know, are a very old family. They
date back further than the Conquest..
The Jarl Malise Thursbigh, for so it
was originally spelled, is said to have
been a Norwegian, who came to Scot
land some time about the year 1000
A. D. His grandson Magnus was a
knight in the First Crusade. He
fought under Hugh of Vermandpis at
the battle of Antioch. During a
desperate charge Magnus' heavy Nor
man horse stepped on a wounded
Turk and crushed his foot.
"In the heat of battle Magnus could
not stop for one man, though he did
remark tho noble countenance of the
Moslem over whom ho had ridden.
But after the Turks hi J been driven
back, and ho, like a truo knight, was
caring for the wounded scattered over
the plain, he came across this same
man. Magnus cared for him, nursed
him tenderly, and they struck up quite,
a friendship. Noureddin, the Turk,'
was a man of affluence and nobility
of character. Before they separated
they exchanged weapons, Noureddin
taking Magnus' heavy Scotch clay
more, and Magnus the simitar of the
"They met again at Aicalon, this
time Magnus being a prisoner. The
chivalrous Mussulman treated him like
a prince and hftd two jeweled breast
pins made by a Damascene artisan,
showing a sword crossing a simitar
over ahecrtof gold. Each tool: one as
a-keepsake, and solemnly swore-a
strange compact it was-that when the
male line of either failed all the earth
ly possessions of that house should go
to the laut surviving member of the
other's family. Where did you get
I explained to him all I knew of it.
"I see," he said, "the Turk must
have been the last of his house. I
have no doubt he had all his property
arranged in this way by bank deposit,
in accordance with the oath of his an
cestor made 800 years before."
There is nothing more to be said ex
cept that I went to the bank, and found
everything all correct, and my wife
heiress to ?90,000. My old friend the
virtuoso I did not forget, but made
him a present of the next stock of cur
iosities I came across. As for the pin,
it is guarded with great care and vener
ation, and brought out only on state
occasions.-Arthur's Horno Magazine.
QUE BUDGET OF HUMOR
LAUGHTER-PROVOKING STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
Sot Stuff-The All-Prevailing-Tho He i sh t j
of Her Ambition-Before tho Bargain
Sale-Tho Slain Point-His Last Be
sort-Bound to Bise? Bte., Bte.
Press me closer, all my own;
Warms my heart for thee alone.
Every nerve responsive thrills,
Eaoh caress my being Alls.
Best and peace in vain t ora YO,
In ecstasy I live, thy slave.
Dower'd with hope, With promise blest,
Thou dost reign upon my breast:
Closer still, for I am thine,
Burns my heart, for thou art mine.
Thou th? message, t tho wiro
I the furnace, thou th? fire
I the servant, thou the master
Bearing, red-hot mustard plaster.
-Green Bay Advocate.
The Height of Her Ambition.
Bertha-"What is the height of
your ambition, dear?"
Marie (blushing)-"Oh, something
between five and a half and six feet."
Tho Main Point.
Elocutionist (begining to recite Long
fellow's famous poem).-"Listen, my
children, and you shall hear of the
midnight ride of Paul Severe. "
Impatient Auditor-"What make of
wheel did he use?"-Puck.
He-"How do you know your father
will give his consent?"
She-"Ho has often B?id that you
are the last man in our set to whom he
would give me, and he has sent all the
others about their business as they
asked for me."
Before th? Bargain Sale.
New Salesman-"I understand that
no purchaser is to have more than ten
yards. But suppose a lady comes back
after one purchase shall I refuse to
sell her any more?"
Floor Walker-"If you're tired of
your position. "-Puck.
Kind-hearted Old Lady-"When
you finally reached the barren island,
400 leagues away from the beaten
courses of ships, what was the first
thing that met your eye?"
Becently Shipwrecked Tar--" 'Bi
cycles Sold Here,' mum.' "
A Great Inventor.
"You wouldn't take that man for a
great inventor, would you?"
"No. Is he?"
"He is. He invented an excuse for
being out with the boys that satisfied
his wife, and he's been married seven
teen yeais]"-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
At the Athletic Games.
She-"What a wonderful jumper
that man is!-but why do they keep
ringing the big gong while he is mak
ing his jumps?"
He-"That's Jerolamon-he's from
Brooklyn, and he can't do his best
unless he imagines he is getting lat
of tho way of a trolley car,"
His Last Besort?
"How did Slims happen to marry
his landlady, professor?"
"I am not conversant with all the
facts, but from what I have gathered
incidentally I am under an impression
-I might say conviction-that a board
bill had some direct bearing upon the
unexpected union."-Detroit Free
Hennypeck (drearily)-"I fancy my
wife's mother intends to make her
stay with ns a Kathleen Mavourneen
Askins-"-What do you mean by
Hennypeck-"Oh, "it may be for
years and it may be forever," you
know."-New York Journal.
Bound to Bise.
"My child, do you think he has the
force and perseverance to raise him
self to your level?"
"I am sure he has, mamma. Why,
have you forgotten the time the eleva
tor was broken, how he climbed the
whole eight stories?"
Love laughs not alone at locksmiths;
especially in our throbbing civilization
th?re are others.-Detroit Journal.
"See here, young man, I'll have to
take you in. Your lantern's out."
"Hold on, officer, I'll explain. You
see I bought one of these $2-bicycle
suits this afternoon, and lt' burst on
me ten miles from home. Now, I'm
trying to get back as quietly as I can
in the dark, You see the necessity of
"That's all right-go ahead,"
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Serious Case,
Mrs. Briske-"Johnny, did the doc
tor call while I was out?"
Little Johnny (stopping his play)
"Yes'm. He felt my pulse an' looked
at my tongue, and shook his head and
said it was a very serious case, and he
left this prescription and eaid he'd
call again before night."
Mrs. Briske-"Gracious mel It
wasn't you I sent him to see; it was
the baby."-The Yellow Kid.
Played Cards With a Corpse.
A weird story of the plague comes
from Bombay, India. A party of
searchers, making its rounds, came
upon a party of natives in a house in
tent upon a game of cards. Something
in the stolid appearance of one of the
player? attracted attention, and an of
ficer placed his hand on man's shoul
der. The figure swayed and /ell over
prone to the floor-stone dead I It
was only another attempt at conceal
ment. On the approach of the search
party the friends of the dead man had
hastily propped him up and stuck
some cards in his hand. The dodge
was as bold as it was grewBome and j
its detection was purely accidentai.
What a subject for a Holbein or a
Dore-that grim group in the plague
strioken house, with a dead man hold
ing trumps! Nothing more ghostly or
more cynically horrible than this Bom
bay tableau is to be found in "The
Dance of Death." And yet the hiding
of the dead and dying is an every-day
incident. The awful labors of the
Poona searchers have so far, been re
warded by the discovery of thirty hid
den cases and eleven corpses.-North
China Daily News.
For Poor Travelers.
Switzerland has always been fore
most in the cause of charity. Becently
a society has been formed which has ]
most commendable objects. The State ' \
subsidizes and the police' authorities ,
assist the operations of this society, ! ]
which has been founded for the purpose ! ,
of aiding poor travelers. In the canton ; ' ~
ot Aargua refuges are now provided on
ihe maiu thoroughfares at regular in
tervals,, where bonafide travelers on j
tot, who are seeking work or who are J 1
passing through the o >untry for a legi- ? I
t?mate purpose, eau obtain refresh- i
aient and a night's lodging. The <
Birne Consul says tho beneficial re- 4
suits of the scheme are likely to oAuee . I
Its extension throughout Switzerland, | j
ODDEST TOWN IN THE COUNTRYi /
A Deserted Village iii Wisconsin AV hero
?rampa Are itavlng d richie;
?eil miles from Br?l?; Wis;; is about
t-hj^ oddest town in th? country; it has
SOO inhabitants; every one of them a
tramp; it is also something Of n
T/topitt. ?O bn? pays rent; nd one
works; everybody loafs; ?ll are fat,
happy; ?nd lazy; There may not
be $10 in th? town; and there is
nd reason l'or th? possession of
money. . There is nothing td buy
and nothing td sell. Vulgar commerce
never disturbs the peace of the com
munity. Tho houses are new, the
stre?ts ar? broad: Near by arc the
deep waters, of Lak? Superior, and ten
mile? inland is the railroad running
between Ashland and Superior. The
railroad is handy when any member ol
the community decides upon taking a
little tour, and the lake is convenient
because of the fish it furnishes. Within
a radius of half a dozen miles are
enough farms to supply the Alliage
Avith pilfered produce.
These farmers and the few peoplo
who know of the existence of the place
call it Trampville. The railroad men
who have heard of it describe it ns
Hobohurst-by-the-Lake. The resi
dents however, adhere to its official
Back in 1880 a syndicate of ?nglish
capitalists conceived the idea that ri
town could be established at th? mouth
of the Boise Br?l? Biver which in tim?
would Compete with the city of Supe
rior dud attract much of th? lake
traffic. Where th? Bruie Biver. flows
into Lake Superior the land was cleared*
and a town site mapped out. Mechanics
and builders of all kinds Avero em
ployed with a lavish hand, and houses
and buildings grew up almost iu a night.
Such quantities of money were poured
into the scheme that Clevedon soon at
tracted attention from the outside
world, and numerous families came to
the place, bought lots and put up
In a year Clevedon had a population
of about 1100 people-, and seemed
destined to become the great town the
syndicate had planned; A big hotel
Was erected; street-s woi-? laid but; and
tho Avelt-built ?nd. brightly painted
cottages gave the place an air of biist
But the tide of lake commerce re
fused to sweep upon Clevedon. It
kept on moving toward Duluth and
Superior just as it had before the ad
vent of the new city. Then the popu
lation begrfn to fade away. Cottage
after cottage was deserted, and the
next calamity was the collapse of the
fund behind the syndicate. Two or
three times the syndicate secured arl*
dividual backing, and made powerful
efforts to revive interest in the plaee}
but the energy ?nd money Avere
wasted. Clevedon could not be resus
By 1890 it was as dead as any plac?
could be; Everyone had left. The
neat little houses were empty; the big
hotel took oh a ghostly' look; Grass
grew up id the welt laid streets; It
w?s as silent as th? pine forests sur
rounding it; Nd one 6A-er went that
w?y; It is many miles off the general
line of travel, hidden in thick woods on
?ll sides, except where it faces the
waters of the lake.
Three years ago some Wandering
Willie discovered it. Perhaps, years
ago, he was one of those who had put
his money and faith in the prosperity
of Clevedon. At any rate, other
hobos soon after began to pay it
fleeting visits. Last fall a score met
at Clevedon. Some of them were not
natural or voluntary tramps. They
were produots of the hard times,
These saw the place, sized up the
comfortable houses and the big hotel,
and determined to spend the winter1
there, When others came along they
were nrvited to join the permanent
colony, and many did so.-Milwaukee
A Wonderfnl Clock*
Two years ago a South Chicago
jeweler did some figuring. He calcu
lated that he would, in all probability,
live forty years, He knew that it
takes at least two minutes to wind the
ordinary house clock, At that rate ho
figured that he would, during the rest
of his life, spend about sixty days of
his valuable time winding th? clock,
to say nothing of the time and temper
lost through forgetting it. Then he
decided to make a clock that would
have to be wound but once in forty
He spent his odd minutes al the task
and has succeeded in producing a
wonderful piece of mechanism-the
only one of its kind, he claims, in the
This forty-year timepiece is fifteen
inches in diameter, and weighs seven
ty-five pounds; The movement is
geared so that the barrel-wheel con*
taining the mainspring revolves in two
and a half years.
When this wheel has made fifty-six
revolutions somebody will have to give
the key seventeen turns. The clock
will then be wound up for another
forty years. The first wheel from the
barrel-Avhe?l crowds around at the
rate of ono turn a year. Tho dial
plate is six inches in diameter.
The making of the work took most
of the jeweler's leisure for twenty-four
months. The movement is full jew
eled. The clock will be put in a her
metically sealed glass case, and it will
work in a vacuum, thus lessening
friction and preventing the oil from
Tho Safest Ice Water.
An old physician considers this the
only safe ice water to be used during
the H m m mer months:
"Procure some nice looking bottles
which Avili hold about a quart, and
fill them with water which has been
running for some time. Water which
has run through a filter attaohed to a
faucet is preferable. Then cork them
tightly and place them directly on the
ice for some hours before you need to
nse them, turn them two or three
times, so that they will become uni
formly cold, and you will find that you
can drink more of this water with less
after discomforts than you can the
water which has been c?oled by being
directly iced. "-New York Herald.
The Turkish Crescent.
When Philip of Macedon approached
by night with his troops to scale the
walls of Byzantium, the moon, then
new or in crescent, shown out and dis
:overed his design to the besieged,
ivho repulsed him. The crescent was
ifter. that adopted ns the favorite
badge of the city. When the Turks
took Byzantium they found the cr?a
ient in every public place, and, be
ieving it to possess some magical
jower, adopted it themselves.-St.
Bellglons of the World.
The leading religions are represented
Dy the following figures: Protestant
Christians, 200,000,000; Boman Catii
jlio Christians, 195,000,000; Greek
Catholic Christians, 105,000,000; total
Christians, 500,000,000, Hebrews^
J, 000,000; heathens, '812,000,000; total
Managing ! Large Choir.
E. M. Bowmai is doing notable
work at the Baptist Temple, Schermer
horn street and 3d ?venue, Brooklyn.
The choir numbers about 160 voices
and ?B made up of volunteers. Very
shrewdly Mr. Bowmdn cuts up this
into into four divisions; and by a hap
py system of good-Humored rivalry
has succeeded in maintaining regular
ity of attendance and a high level of
musical proficiency. The percentage
of attendance for the entire year 1896
was 96, truly a marvelous result. The
banner division had a record of 97.87
per cent. One of his devices is the
institution of an order of Mackintosh,
or Foul Weather League, made up of
those who have missed no rehea:?sal
for tho previous sn months. . The
league elejt a giraud mackintosh, and
install him with appropriate services.
David M. Bothwell now fills that ex
alted position. Professor Bowman is
fertile in such expedients, based on a
working knowledge of human nature,
for keeping up the interest of A large
company of Volunteers; H? made a
reputation for B?ch Work in St; Louis,
and seern? to bd repeating his success
in Brooklyn; ?t would be worth
?rt;hile for choir leaders atid for clergy
men to familiarize thems??ves with
Professor Bowman'smethods. it might
be ?dded that the ?eriiple choir is fed,
to ? degree,by a singing class of 3C0,
taught by T?llie Morgan, himself a
choir leader of not? .' id one Of the
best sight-redding te?chers in tHe coun
try: -Church Economist:
Modes of Execution.
The following table is considered a
very reliable one. Two or three of
the United States outside of New York,
have adopted the use of electricity,
and about as many more have abol
ished the death penalty:
China-Sword or cord, public:
Great Britain-Gallows, private.
Italy-Sword or gallows, public.
Russia-Musket, gallows or sword,
Fifteen Cantons-Svrofrd, public.
TTVO Cantons-Guillotine; public.
Two Cantons-Guillotine, private.
United States (other t?ian New
York)-Gallows, mostly private.
New York-Electricity, private.
Comfort Costs 50 Cents.
Irritating, aggravating, agonizing Toi ter, Ec
zoma. Ringworm and all other itching siln dis
on?is aro quickly cured by the ure of Tetfrine.
It ls soothing, cooling, healing. .Costs 50 cents a
bo*, post paid- brings comfort at once. Address
J. T. Shuptrino, Savannah, G?.
The road to famn ls full of quicksands, ra
dnos and mountains.
We offer One Hundred Doll ir- Reward for
any ca e of Catarrh that cannot b.- cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cu: e.
F. J. CHENEY & Co., P ops" Toled?, 0.
Wo, thc undersigned, have known F. J. Che
ney :or the la 115 years, and believe h rn pe- -
fectly l.onor ible In all business t au action-,
and financially able to carry out any obliga
tion m de by their firm.
WEST & THUAX, Wholesale Druggist, Toledo,
WiUHMk KINNA* A MARVIN, Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall s Catarrh Cur? ls taken inlernallyc;^
i ns directly upon the blood a?d rtiucons' sur
lnces of th- system. Pi ic -j 75t?. po- bottle. Sold
by all D. uggists. Testimoni?is free.
Hallfs Fainiiy Pills art tile best.
Fits permanently cdrdd. No fits or nervous
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Nerve Restorer. ?2 trial bottle ahd treatise free.
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gUrfiB, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
The haman coaidtatlon II very much like a fir?
their health may be compared to the way a carelesi
minute it is raging red-hot, and then suddenly, fi.
sometimes led to believe that a medicine which has
derful. They forget that it may be merely a tremer
effect of brightness and " fire * to the system, buts
There U no sudden overwhelming effect about F
dose is too slow, and double it to get a quicker el
tegular in accomplishing her best work. The "
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sure and thorough. Ri pani Tabules act in accords
complete and permanent.
A new atvle packet containing not mum TAXCXXJ Ii
drug store? For mi csxrs. This low-priced sort ls tnt
ot the fl re-cent cartons (130 tabales) can bo had br mail
COSTAUX, No. 10 Spruce Street, Now York-or s single o
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m give their patronago to such gins. Huller is
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a sudden, tremendous effect must be truly won?
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rabnles relieve acute headaches, indigestion and'
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