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Where did you get , Charles
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Now darling can't you gu e o u
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course, John, I thought you won
say that, I went to Kinard's Em
porium of Fashion to see the new
Spring Stock that he is advertis e
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kind, polite, and attentive in show
ing me some fine cutaway and sack
suits, and at last pursuaded me to t
try them on, well they fit so nice
and were made up in such
that I could'nt help bnying a suit.
I saved from 810 to $15 on the
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ly fit you as well as your Tailor
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(Jno.) Yes I will and glad that
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But when you go so late
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THE WAY 32 GETS TO WORK.
TH1E VERY LATEST WRINKLES To BE
SEEN IN AN ENGINE HOUSE.
Ingenious Contrivance for Saving Time and
Labor, Hitching Up, Manning, Firing and
Starting-New Uses of Electricity.
From the New York Sun.
The sight of two spirited fat
orses plunging through the streets
thead of a lumbering fire engine is
amiliar to New Yorkers, but of the
iundreds of thousands who have
vatched one of the glistening en
Pines at work not many know exact
y the system by which its move
nents are as perfectly managed as
tpresent. This system is con
t -being improved and render
d m . and more nearly antoma
ic. hn city officials wish to
xhibit its operation to the utmost
6dvantage they take their friends
o the house of engine 32 in John
treet. The first object noticed
here is the great engine with a
ong black tongue projecting to.
rards the doors, and on each side
if and above the tongue a set of
tarness that spread out by cords
hat suspend from the ceiling.
qext will be noticed a great glass
aced case filled with machinery,
nd beneath that a pcJished gong
rith a hammer poised ready to
trike it. A small clock ticks
heerfully beside the gong. Be.
ow the clock is a little wooden
ase with a little red weight sus
sended beside it. In the case is
Shorseshoe magnet, which, when a
urrent of electricity passes through
a,draws back a catch and drops the
The weight starts a remarkable
eries of movements. It strikes a
rass lever that removes another
Atch,and then the arm of a long brass
ever is pulled down by a heavy
reight. WVhen the long lever goes
own it pulls three wires which runs
ato three horse stalls, two on one
ide of the room and one on the
ther. It opens a circuit through
umerous incandescent lamps. It
urns over a piece of wood that in
tantly stops the ticking of the
ittle wooden-cased clock. The
urrents of electricity that first
tarts the little weight comes from
ome fire-alarm box in the fire dis
rict to which this engine is assign
d. The same current passes
broogh another magnet in the big
ase above the gong, and releases
or short intervals a heavy weight,
rhich throws the hammer against
he gong once for each pulsation,
,nd thus counia out the number of
trokes indicating the box from
vhich the alarm was sent. The
>nlling of the three wires leading
o the three stalls remove three pins
hat fastened three halters. When
hese pins are withdrawn the halters
inreeve through the rings of the
>its of the three horses, and the an
mals are at liberty. Two of them
un to their places before the en
ine and under the hanging harness
.nd the other stops when he is be
jeath the barness of the tender,
rhiich is in the rear of the room.
A glass-covered ticker is near
he big gong and further away is a
elephone. The ticker records the
glarm, and the telephone is to trans
nit the alarm al:o, so that in case of
amage to the regular wires, the
elephone can be used from the
eadquarters. A closer inspection
hows that the cords which support
he harness terminate in tweezers.
o that a blow lets them drop on
he outside and a jerk of the reins
in the inside. Heavy weights are
irranged to draw the engine house
loors'apart to let the engine out. A
~atch holds the doors together un
il the right moment. A bit of
rood a foot long supports two pipes
rhich connect the boiler of the en
;ine with a wall of pipe in a fan,aea
in the basement. When the engi
neer kicks out the bit of wood the
pipes drop into the channels in the
floor and a shove of an iron bar
prevents the water from running
out of the engine. This coil of pipe
in the stove keeps the steam pres
sure in the boiler at twenty pounds.
At hand by the fire box is a torch
made of a pine stick with a wad of
oil-soaked waste around it and six
matches in the end which ignitc
the waste when they are rubbed on
the side of the fire box. The torch
starts a roaring fire of pine and can
nel coal instantly. There is room
for four men on the engine besidcs
On the tender six men can ride.
It also carries fifteen lengths of
hose, each fifty feet long, besides
two nozzles. The nozzle has a
toughened revolving ring near the
end. Turning it cuts down the
size of the stream until not a drop
escapes although the engine may be
pumping away at full speed.
"I should think the pressure
would burst the hose," said a re
porter to Capt. Joseph F. McGill,
the foreman of the company.
"There are valves on the engine
set to open at a certain pressure,
and thus relieve the hose. We or
dinarily run on 80 or 90 pounds to
the square inch," said the Captain
A stop with a hook on the end
of it is attached to the nozzle.
When the hook is secured to a
ladder rung the weight of the hose
below is supported and the man
can handle the nozzle as easily as
if on the ground.
Near the foot of the stairway
leading to the second story is a
door.It opens into the foot of atower
more than fifty feet high. Here the
wet hose is suspended at full length
so that it can dry out after the men
have returned from a fire. Dry
hose takes its place on the tender
reel.The stairway leads to the sleep
ing room on the second floor. Two
shining brass rods run through
hatchways from the second floor
down. Down these the firemen
slide. One lands the engineer and
his assistant at the fire-box and the
men belonging to the tender near
their station. The other drops the
other men at the heads of the horses
All but two of the men can go to
bed at night. These two are called
the Horse Watch, and their duty is
to begin to hitch up the horses after
the gong sounds. They also look
after the comfort of the animals
during the night, record alarms, &c.
Foreman McGill and his assistant
Martin Cook, have a separate room
at the rear of the men's dormitory.
A large number of the electric
lamps are on this floor, but they
are not turned on ordinarily. The
dormitory is ornamented with a
profusion of pictures and with two
framed letters. The letters tell ot
the bravery of Capt. McGill and
his men when they dashed into
Howell's burning powder store on
July 12, 1880, while the merchants
and clerks of the nieighboring stores
and four hundre iscreaming girls
from an adjoining factory fled for
their lives. They would have fled
in vain if Engine 32 had been a
few minutes late, or if her crew had
hesitated in their dluty.
The long brass pole at the front
of this room extended up to the
third floor, where there is a comnfor
table reading; room. H-ere the
men take thcir ease from day to
day after the usual routine is over
Three times ia the month each man
has twenty-four hours' leave.
Every day each one has an hour
for each meal. They go away in
twos, so six mBen and one officer are
always in the house. At night
they remove their coats and trous
ers, shoving thie trousers legs down
over the tops of big rubber toots.
The streets without having the
quiet of a country village at that
time, and the men soon fall asleep.
If a stranger looked in at that time
he would find the room pitch dark,
and everything about the building
denoting perfect rest. If fortunate
le would look around a minute and
then there would come a brilliant
flash of light from a score of elec
tric lamps,and with it the roar of the
big gong below, a hoarse shout from
the men, a trampling of excited
horses, a confused jumble of white
bedclothes, and dark shadows that
would seem to melt into the floor.
Then he wouldl hear a clicking of
metal straps, a cry of "ready," an
other shout, and before he could
draw a seco.id b:eath galloping
horses would whirl the great ma
chine and its tender through the
If the stranger waited long
enough lie would s 2e the men and
their engine come slowly back, and
Capt. McGill would probably teil
him that it took twenty seconds to
get the engin out on the pavement
and that when they got to the fire
they found it on the top floor of a
certain building, and that he sent
his men throngh the hailway of the
adjoining building to the roof, be
cause he knew that the hatch in the
roof of the burning building was
directly over the fire, and that an
effective stream of weter would
reach it through that batch.
"How would you know that ''
aked a rennrier.
The Captain pointed to a map of
that part of the city bounded by
Maiden lane and South Frankfort
and Gold streets. It showed the
size and height of each building in
that section. the material of which
it wa3 made. the thickness of the
walls, the kind of roof, the location
of hatches and of boilers, the kind
of business in the house and which
floor each kind was on, the number
of people living in it and where
they lived, the vacant spaces in the v
block, the width ot streets, the I
positions and size of water mains, p
the location of hydrants, and every c
other bit of information about any (
building in that section which a t
fireman would wish to obtain. The c
men have that map photographed y
in their minds, and when they see 0
smoke coming from a building they n
are apt to know what is likely to b
be burning. It is the only map of e
the kind in the city. y
TIE EFFICACY OF PRAYER.
Every Christian believes that s]
there is power in a sincere supplica- c
tion offered at the Throne of grace i
while every atheist or sceptic re. l
gards prayer as a waste of breath b
ard words. It has been often s
charged to the account of Benjamin n
Franklin that he was sceptical in v
his views of God and religion. The s,
Rev. Dr. Armitage has recently nar
rated an incident in the life and 3
public services of Franklin, which o
furnishes a most perfect vindication m
from such an aspersion upon his g
religious views and character. It ii
is as follows: b
"On June 28, 1783, when the con- 2
stitutional convention had sat four g
weeks, the chief time having been ti
occupied in argument, little or no o
progress having been made, when a
Franklin rose and said: "Mr. o
President, the small progress made I
during the weeks we have sat, arises r
to my mind from the different sen- a
timents expressed Gn every ques- fi
tion. We have gone back to ancient ir
history for models of government. p
We have examined modern States c
all around Europe and find none g
suitable to us. We are groping in h
the dark. How does it happen that v
we have nothing to illumine our un- p
derstandings? In the beginning of a
our troubles we prayed to the Lord. 0
He heard us and answered our q
prayers, and we remember wonder- n
full instances of His answers to us. A
Have we now forgotten our power- e
ful friend, or do we not need his ti
help any longer? The longer I live ti
the more 1 see that God governs ti
the world, and that He who notices ti
a sparrow when it falls to the ground d
will not let an empire perish that a
seeks HIs aid. That except the c
Lord build the house they labor in n
vain that build it, and we shall suc- a
ceed no better until we apply to g
Hlim. I, therefore, beg leave to n
move that every morning before we ti
proceed to business, one or more of w
the clergy lead this assembly in t<
prayer to Almighty God, asking h
His presence and help and bless- d
No sceptie ever gave such testi- n
mony as this confidence in the a
Supreme Ruler and the efficacy of o
prayer before His throne. hi
A mother has no r-ight to bring up B
a daughter without teaching her R
how to keep house; and if she has an p;
intelligent regard for her (laughter's ti
happiness she will not do it. By
knowing how to keel) house, we wi
do not mean merely knowing how X
books should be arranged on a cen- ti
tre table, and how to tell servants li
what is wanted to be done. We d:
mean how to get a breakfast, a din- t]
.ner. a supper; how to make a bed; o1
how to sweep a room; how to do a as
thousand and one different things p
which are requisite to keep a house
in order and to make it pleasant. A rt
person who does not know how to al
(do a thing well, does not know how e
to have it done well. No number ir
of servants makes up for the want 1i
of knowledge in a mistress. A ei
family employed a girl to do gener- le
al housework. She camne just at o
night and the first thing assigned it
to her to do was to wash the
supper dishes. She washed them tc
in cold water and without soap ! b;
A gentleman sent home a piece it
of beef, and a quantity of cut ti
porter-house steaks. When he sat ti
down to dinner lhe learned that ji
the ne w cook had roasted the steaks. ti
Yet many a boarding-school miss at ti
the time of her marriage might li
m~ake either of these mistakes.
Not one woman in a thousand ni
knows how to make bread as a good xi
as it can be made. And sour temn- v
pers, scoldings, dyspepsia, with its b
indescribable horrors, and even r<
death itself, not unfrequently result li
from bad cooking. Mothers, what
ever else you may teach your ti
daughters do not neglect to instruct a
them in all the mysteries of house- 1
keeping. So shall you put them in b
the way of good husbands and hap- a
Ground not upon dreams. You v
krnw they are evatrer.Cittt C
6NE31ON WORril READING.
A LESSON ON PERSONAL INFLU
fr. Beecher Tells Us from the Pulpit How We
Can Make Our Lives Sublime:
[From the New York Herald.1
There never was a city since the
rorlJ began, said Henry Ward
eacher in his Sunday sermon, just
reeceding the taking up of the
ollection, that had more need of
'bristain sympathy and succor than
his city of Brooklyn. When I
ame to Brooklyn, thirty-seven
ears ago. there was less than 50,
00 people here. To-day there are
iore than 790,000 and I suppose
efore the five years' census is tak
n in Brooklyn the city will have
ery near a million inhabitants. It
the one city of the future on this
ontinent. Manhattan is a bottle
fland-when it's full, it's full; but
,rooklyn has all Long Island to
pread out on. There are but five
ities in all Europe that are equal
i population to BrookLyn-London
aris, Berlin, Vienaa and St. Peters
urg. Besides these, Brooklyn
rpasses every city on the conti
ent of Europe. We are giving a
ery close chase to New York it
elf. We are growing faster than
Tew York-a good deal faster than
ew York-and for obvious reas
Ps; and there is no measuring
hat will be the rapidity of its
rowth in the future. New York
1 1883 issued 23,000 permits for
nilding. Brooklyn in 1883 issued
6,088. The difference is very
reat on our side. In that part of
ie year that is now elapsed-eight
r nine months-the permits issued
re in still larger proportion of gain
ver building. We are surpassing
iew York in'all the industries that
equire the water edge, having here
shore line of more than twenty
ve miles. Now. while there are
I this great city nearly 800,000
eople, there are only 265 churches,
hapels and houses of worship, which
ives one church to every 2,624 in
abitants. In the outlying wards,
-ith a population of 450.000 peo
le, there is church seating for only
bout 50,000, leaving about 400,
00 people in those out-lying
ards who have no churches,
o Sabbath, no moral teaching.
nd yet of the 265 churches that
xist in the city on the average
icy are not half filled, and where
icy are not half filled it is because
iere is nothing there that draws or
it meets the wants of the great in
ustrial populations lying around
bout them. Underthese circumstan
as what shall we do? I am going to
take a plea for church building,
[though I am glad to see churches
oing up. But the churches are
ot going to educate our popula
on. We have got to have a
adering ministry; we have got
>have ministers who go from
use to house, as the apostles
id, and that preach to men
itheir sorrows, in their sick
esses. We .want missionary men
ud women who will go into places
f vice. I dont think we have
alf proved the power of the Gos
el of Jesus Christ.
The influences that men throw
at to those around about them in
1e world was the subject of Mr.
echer's sermon, his text being
omans, xv., 1-3. Trhe following
assages are picked out here and
ire from the discourse:
"-We are particularly 1acting as if
e were photographic instruments.
le are throwing pictures; we arc
irowing shadows; we are throwing
ght upon one, ten, scores, hun
reds. Every time we come into
e presence of men somethming or
ther happens to them, for men are
3 sensitive to influence as we are
owerful in developing influence."
"A person whose life is just as
agular as a checker board-oh ! of
l the melancholy singing that I
ver heard was that of a bullfinch
ia cage that had been taught a'
ttle operatic air-(and Mr. Beech
cshowed how the bullfinch whist
d)-and then over and over and
ver again, until I wanted to wring
"All r'eal education brings men
>men, and whenever you see men
y the force of education separat
tg themselves from living above
eir fellow men, you may be sure
iey are educated and vulgar
inst in that degree, for the essen
al spirit of devolvement toward
e good in man is the Christian
"The command to be orthodox is
ot to be found in the New Testa
tent. Organized beliefs are all
ery well-among other things;
ut organization is not the sum of
~ligion, nor even the need of re
"1 don't object to elective atffni
s; I dont object that men who
re alike intellectually should fel
> together; but they must not
uild up a wall between themselves
nd their kind."
"The sign that a man is a gentle.
ian is his consideration fur those ]
rho are not; the sign that a man is <
ducnte i the IanranDea of his
sympathy; the sign that a man is
truly refined is not that there is a
Desert of Sahara in his soul, but
he blossoms like a prairie."
KNOWING WHERE TIEREEI
A passenger said to the pilot of
t steamboat, "You have been a
long time, I suppose, at this busi
ness." "Yes," answered the pilot,
'apwards of twenty years." "You
know then," pursued the passenger,
'every rock and shoal.*' ' Not by
i long way," was the answer, -but
[ know where the deep water is."
That was all that was neccesary
to safe pi'oting. As long as the i
man at the wheel kept the boat in i
leep water, she was safe. The I
City of Columbus ran on the cruel :
eef because the men in charge of 4
.er failed to see that their course I
wvas taking her out of deep water.
.o knowledge of the exact form
ind extent of the "Devil's Bridge"
Nould have helped the matter any.
safety lay in keeping in the channel. 1
There is a great deal of unconsci
)us wisdom in the pilot's remark.
It is not at all necessary for us to
cnow the extent and character of
ill the evils that exist. But we do
eed to know where lies the path
>f right and duty. Let us illas
It -s sometimes pleaded that we
>ught to know just what evils are,
,hat we may avoid them. Young
men often think that they must
.ook on the face of vice in order to
be able to recognize virtue when
:hey see her. But that is a woful
nistake. Virtue can be recognized
vithout any such periloai experi
nent3. Keep to the deep water,
rog man. No matter if you can
2ot name and describe all the rocks
)f evil that lie on both sides the
:hannei. Your place is not out
;here among the shoals and reefs.
[t is where there is plenty of clear 1
water between your vessel's keel
md the bottom.
One does not need the bad books I
o find out that they are bad.
rhere are books in plenty that are
ood, and it is easy to find them.
Von are safe in reading them.
such reading shall profit you. It
s not simply a waste of time, it is
-unniug a fearful risk, to acquaint
ourself familiarly with that which
s evil. Keep to the deep water!
A FLORIDA RUFFIAN.-According
:o accounts a picturesque criminal
ias been caught in southern Flori
Is. Ralph Willingham has for
rears been a ruffian ruler in the
ricinitv of Kissimmea and ran
hings in his own way. Ie is a
att!e king, lives in a castle and
nahe fant friends of all the poor.
Eis life was like that of a feudal
ord, and the story went that he
2ad t wo large chests fall of Spanish
ionbloons hidden in one of his for.
ified lodges in the wilderness.
hen he got tired of seeing a man
rouind he went and killed him, and
i4 length five murders were laid to
us charge. A reward of $2,500O
was offered for the capture of Will
ngham, dead or alive, and thus
>tlawed be had enough followers 1
.0 guard his outposts and make him
ecure in hist Kissimmee domain. t
Lalph Willingham is a powerful I
nan, of heroic proportions. He 4
>ad no fear of any man in Fiorida
u a single contest. Hie finally be- i
:ame reckless and then he fell. He,1
n company with his wife, boarded I
tsteamer which traded on Kissim
nee river and the;adjacent lakes, to
nake a short trip, and in a spirit of
ravado got up a quarrel with the
kipper, who snddenly came out of
he cabin and gave a general alarm.
Willingham was overpowered and
BoUD 'rO COLLEC-T SOMErrNo.
'I colored man entered a grocery
Lfd asked for a cash contributiont
>f twenty five centsa toward the
~rection of a new colored people'st
"Where is it to be locatedl" ask
d the grocer.
'-Wall, that hasn't bin dun decid-I
~d on yet."
"What is it to cost!"
"Hain't figgered on dat, sah."
"Who is the pastor!"
"Dun forgit; but I reckon we can
"Who is the head man of this en-1
"De head man! Wall, Ize bout
le head man I reckon."
"I am not satisfied with your ex
lanations," said the grocer. "How
:an I be certain that you won't ap-I
>ropm iate tbe money to your ownt
"A m dat what bodders you?"
"I confess it is."
-Well, sah, we kin git ober dat
yrty easy. Instead of making a
ush contribution just weigh me
>ut two pounds of crackers wid in
trkshums to turn 'em ober to de
Buildin' Committee. Ize cheermian 1
b at committe if I ain'& no'>ody I
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DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCI
HOW BECK BECAME A SENA
At a meeting of the Washington
Press Club the other night Col.
Wintersmith told this story:
"I was a candidate for Senator
from Kentucky in 1876," he said,
'when I told one story that defeat
ed me, but I can tell it now without
inv such danger. One day I was
In Lhe gallery of the Senate when
icCreery, of Kentucky, rose to
make a speech. Every Senator on
Ihe floor sought the cloak room, ex
-ept his colleague, Garret Davis,
ind the President. I could not
telp that, but when the stamped%
7rom the galleries began I felt that
my opportunity had come. Jump
ng to my feet I shouted: 'Sena
:or McCreery is a Kentuckian, so
im I. The first man who moves
>ut of this gallery shall die." All
:ook their seats under duress, and
'or more than five mortal hours
we sat still, listening to his address.
WVhen it was over I lowered the
istol, which I had held ready in
ny hands, and the crowd started.
With a gesture one man stopped
;he rush. 'Col. Wintersmith,' he
aid, 'we have staid here under
luress at your request. Now let
ne ask you a favor.' 'It is grant
Ad before it is asked,' I said, not to
)e outdone in courtesy. He went
)n: 'Col. Wintersmith, we have
)eea here nearly six hours, because
we preferred to stay rather than to
>e shot. But, -if this emergency
ver happens again, we ask you
;imply this-shoot, without any
)arley.' Some newspaper men got
iold of it. McCreery's men were
;o angry with me that' rather than
iee me elected they turned in and
SHOW YOUa H ANDs.-Entering ani ,
Austin Watchmaker's establishment
L country negro produced the hands
>f a clock, and observed to the au
"Boss, I want yer ter fix np dese
2an's. Dey jess don't keep no
cerec't time for moah den six
"Vere has you got de glock?" in.
terrogated the German proprietor
>f the establishment.
"Out at de house on Injun Creek."
"Yen you brings him in?'
"Whaffor you want de clock?"
"I vants to fix dot glock mit der
"Of course you fixes it wid yer
2ands." Who said you was gwine
~er fix it wid yer toes?''
"1 must hab do glock."
"Didn't I tole you dar was nuffin
le raatter wid de clock, 'cepting do
an's and I have done brong em to
~ou. You jess wants de clock so
ron kin charge mo like do debble.
lib me back dew ban's" and tak
ng them away from the designing
serman, he went out to hunt up
Lnother establishment.-Texas Sif
POOR BUT PROUD.
'Yes; he is poor, but awfully
'What is he proud about?'
'I don't know. It comes natural.,
'He certainly cannot boast of
>irth, breeding, learninog or fortune?'
'No; but he is proud from the
op of his head to the soles of his
eet; in fact, the proudest man I
'Yes, sir, If that man were starv
ng, and too weak to stand, he
vould start a report that he was
aid up with the gout.'-Piadelphia
A Bor's VARIETY OF APPE.
said a boy to a larger one eating
"Will ye gimme a bite?"
"Will ye gimme the core?'
"There ain't goin' to be no core"
An exchange has an article "How
o Treat an Old Man." We had
Liways supposed it was the correct
hing to treat him the same way as
rou would any other man, though,
:onsidering his age, it might be
>roper to ask him up twice.
"Yes, sir; been all through the
['erritories." "Game abundant
"Game is very abundant, sir;
'ery." '-What kind predominates?"
Well, faro takes the lead, with
oker a good second."
Strict etiquette now requires that
t 5 o'clock teas all weapons shall
e concealed under the coat or in
he boots. the latter course being
>referred, as bootlegs are handier
o get at.
When suddenly stopped by road
gents and asked to hold up your
iands, it is considered the height of
mpoliteness to refuse.
A Southern Dakoia editor adver
ises his Bible for sale. He has
>robably -gone over to the othev
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