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Signor Mirig-is" Wild Drop Trom Hia Collapsed
"On the day wheu I fell 10,000 feet,
writes Sifnor Mirisi, the Italian aero
naut, "I used my largest silk balloon. It
is very light and very strong. It is cov
ered outsiie witli a eoating of varnish
laid on many times and rccoau-d with
wax and Anally covered with a patented
preparation to render it perfectly air
tight. The silk was woven sjiecially for
my balloon, and, to the best of my knowl
edge, there was not a Haw in it. To be
perfectly positive I hired .a silkmakcr of
Lyons to ro over the entire surface of
the silk with his light and -dark tests, and
he reported every- liber exact.
"In case of a leakage in n, large air fill
ed bag like a balloon there is always seri
ous danger. The break, however small,
will quickly spread, anil the air rushing
SIGNOI: IIIUIGI'S FALL FI'.OII THE SET.
out will break a great rent in it before
the balloon can be lowered. A rupture in
the balloon means a fall for the aeronaut,
and few have lived to describe a fall.
"On this day, accompanied by no one, 1
resolved to take a sail from a mountain,
and, having gone for the summer to the
lthine country, I selected one of the
small hills of the I'eunine Alps as the
best place for my .sail.
"The day was"clear, with a slightly up
ward current ofwind coming from the
west and blowingfoniird-.the north at a
not very rapid rate, though there, was a
tendency- toward-aio'nrliiwind Jnjhich I
did not like. "It--intercepted the west
wind and creatccl-sa-hirlwind about
1,000 feet above the. earth in a way that
might throw me out of my course, but I
resolved to go on just the same, trusting
to my skill to steer the balloon and get
above the intercepting eurrcSts.-
"With my balloon fully inflated and
packed, if I may use the expression, with
wind enough to last three days, I ordered
my assistants to await the 'Signal, then
cut the ropes and-let me ascend.
"Though I have made thousands of as
cents, I never remember to have started
upward with the velocity of this one. It
Was positively bewildering. If I had been
propelled from the mouth of a cannon
pointed directly up into the air, 1 could
not have shot upward with ha)f the speed
or directness. In. an instant 1 knew the
'ruth. I had miscalculated the distance
at which the westerly and 'southerly cur
rents intercepted each other, and I had
voluntarily launched myself in a whirl
pool. Never mind!' As long-as the cur
rent bore me directly up all would be
well. But how high would it carry me?
"I remember measuring the wind then
and taking my chart The figures now
show that I must have been at that mo
ment exactly 10,000 feet above the level
of the sea. While. I was setting down
the figures and congraulating myself that
we were now in a smooth sea of air a
strange thing happened a wonderful
thing. Cp as 1 was above the reach o:
the cloud mists, there came a great loud
report like a peal of thunder!
"I glanced upward. The sky was smil
ing, the great sun standing sentinel over
a pleasant day. The thunder came again.
this time a long, rolling report like a
rumbling from heaven. -At the same time
I noticed that we were sinking.
"In an instant the truth became clear
to me. The balloon had burst- and we
were falling to the earth. I say we. be
cause the entire car becomes human to a
balloonist like a locomotive to its driver
or, to be more commonplace, a bicycle to ,
its rider. !'
"I looked down involuntarily, which
was a 'foolish tiling to.do. We were dc-.
scending rapidly, so rapidly," in fact, that)
as I, looked, I saw-a tall tower come in,
sight Next I saw another and another.
We were dropping info 3 city.. I after-,
ward learned that it was Vienna, but 'at
that moment 1 could only see the spire
pointing straight upward toward me as
though it were waiting to receive us on
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its steel tipped point.
"I thought instantly of throwing my
ballast overboard a desperate thing to
do but I accomplished it. Relieved of
its extra weight, the balloon rose slightly
for a minute, then began to sink more
rapidly than ever. I thought of my para
chute. It was at home. I thought of
everything. Rut what can a man do
when a burst balloon is above him and
be is dropping to earth in his basket?
"I looked down again. The steeple was
taking form. Its ribbed sides showed
tiny windows, and through the top one I
fancied I could see the bell. In my hand
was still the pencil with which I had
made my record, and, taking it between
my fingers in a cold clutch, I wrote the
words: 'I am dying happily. I have
reached my term. Science triumphs.'
There was time, for no more. In the
new horror of the situation taking on
momentarily newer and more awful
phases I saw my end. There before me
stretched an open lake. To fall in it
would mean death by drowning, for I
could not hope to save myself with the
ropes so twisted around me!
"The lake was still a little way off, but
the car was beading for it.
"There was no alternative now. Though
ready for death, I must escape if I could.
We were low enough now to see the
houses well, and I resolved as we were
passing over the city to make a jump. It
was my only hope.
"I cannot tell now why I did it, but 1
involuntarily reached in my pocket and
stopped my watch. It had pointed to ex
actly 2 o'clock when I was taking my
observations at the time the balloon
burst. What time it was I couid
not tell, but to judge from my impres
sions we had been two hours in falling.
Taking my hand off my watch, I climbed
to the edge of the basket and waited.
On we sped, dropping into the city. Now
we were over a public square; people
were beginning to look up at us. There
was an open grass plot. Nw would be
the time to jump.
"Closing my eyes, I gathered my legs
in under me and made the leap. Next
thing I knew I was lying on the grass,
with people bending over me and pour
ing whisky down my throat. A stinging
sensation in my left arm and leg told
me I was hurt.
"Well, next day, when I had recovered
my senses enough to ask questions, they
told me that I had landed on the grass
plot and that my only injuries were a
wrenched leg and a sprained arm. Small
indeed for a man who falls 10,000 feet!
"On looking at my watch I found that
I had been exactly two minutes in fall
ing, the enormous weight of the ballast
before I threw it out having made my de
scent the swiftest on record."
Majestic Contest Enjoyed
Potentates of India.
In India elephant tights are as common
a sport ns prize- fights are in our more
"civilized" countries. A French explorer
describes a contest which he saw as the
most majestic fight man ever witnessed.
In many parts of the interior of India,
he says, the native potentates not only
keep tame elephants as beasts of burden,
but they train a considerable number of
the beasts to be fighters, just as in other
countries sportsmen train fighting cocks.
Naturally, two elephants fight in much
the same manner as pigs, bunting each
INDIAN ELEPHANT FIGHT,
other ou their sides, always looking for
an opportunity to lain! a knockout blow
on the ribs.
Occasionally the Indian elephants are
allowed to fight in that manner, but gen
erally they are too savage to permit of it.
Oue would soon kill the other or cripple
him for life. It Iis become the custom
to keep the GghtpRrchainedou either side
of a strong stone wall about half their
Iteigltt, thus compelling them to fight
tolely with their big heads and trunks.
A Novel niid Effective War of K11I
A novel way of destroying snakes has
been invented by John Litdwig of Minne
qua Springs. The country where he lives
is overrun with black snakes and" rattle
snakes. The farmers say that they
have eaten up all the frogs aud toads iu
the state. There being nothing to eat the
beetles and insects when the frogs aud
toads are no more, the crops suffer horri
bly. Hut Ludwig's invention will save
the lives of the insect eaters by slayiug
the snakes aud all may yet be well.
Mr. Ludwig is engaged in the occupa
tion of blasting rock, says the Philadel
phia Times. He never goes around with
out a few pounds of dynamite or nitro
glycerin. in his pocket, so thoroughly fa
miliar is he with high explosives.
IJecently he came across a large black
snake coiled around his dinner pail,
which it had tried in vain to swallow.
Ludwig attacked the reptile with a club
und gave it a terrific blow on the back.
Suddenly there was a frightful explo
sion that blew the snake nnd the diuner'
pail to pieces, and very nearly made
mincemeat of Ludwig. As it was, it
knocked him, several feet nnd wedged:
his head between the two. forks oa tree,
and from this he had great trouble-in ex
When the dynamiter finally got free, he
made an elaborate investigation. He dis
covered that the snake had swallowed a
half pound dynamite cartridge. Thisfact
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was the basis of his antisnake discovery.
After the inspiration came to him his
next move was to discover if snakes real-
ly liked dynamite. He was not long in
I finding out that they do. It has a sweet
flavor and is put up in a shape very con
' veiiient for a snake to swallow. It is not
of too large caliber. It is very smooth
and can easily be eaten.
Since that time,-according to the'stories
told by Ludwig, he has destroyed hun
dreds of snakes by his ingenions process.
lie makes little rolls of dynamite weigh
ing an ounce or two apiece and leaves
them around as bait. They are readily
swallowed by the snakes.
Having got thus far with his invention,
Ludwig had to think up sonieniethod to
make the dynamite explode. Finally he
hit upon it. He bored holes into the small
cartridges and filled them with red pep
per, carefully covering up the holes with
a soluble material so that the snake
would not taste the pepper while swal
lowing the cartridge and reject the dose.
After the plugged cartridge has reposed
for some minutes in the interior of the
snake the red pepper becomes free and
begins to get in its work upon the snake's
Thief Catcbcr!i In the Tyrol Are Im
The baltneris a personage of great im
portance in his own country, the neigh
borhood of Meran, iu the Tyrol. It is his
duty to uard from thieves the grapes
and other fruit. These saltners are gen
eralfy fine, stalwart specimens of hu
manity, being chosen from among the
young men who bear the best reputation.
Their dress is highly fanciful and dates
back many centuries. It consists oi a
three cornered hat, adorned with a prolu
sion of feathers, not to mention squirrels'
and foxes' tails; a leather jacket. cocer
ed with wild boars' teeth and metal
chains, aud short leather breeches, which
leave the kuees bare. The saltucr's arma
ment is somewhat peculiar, consisting
SALT.NEEt IK OKFICIAL COSTtTMn.
as it does of a mediaeval halbert aud a
modern six shooter. The work is very
hard, the men being on dntf night aud
day all the year round. They are even
debarred by the exigencies of their em
ployment from attending church. Theii
dwellings called "saltner huts" are mis
erable affairs, made of straw, these be
ing their only shelter against the inclem
encies of the weather. All night these
grape guarders wander about, each man
having his own district, which he may
Woman. Wlicel nnd Sprinkler.
Doubtless every person who rides a
wheel has u very vivid and distinct rec
ollection of the early struggles with
the machine and how objects in the
path seemed to exercise an nncontrolla
ble attraction for the unskilled rider,
with the result of a collision.
Probably the saddest case of this
kind lately recorded was that of a
stout lady who was practicing jn
Michigan avenue the other afternoon.
She was evidently a beginner and
more than half afraid of the bicycle,
and when, in attempting to pass :i
sprinkling oart, the wheel steered itself
toward it she yielded to the bike and
rode directly against the rear of the
cart Notwithstanding the fact that
the sprinkling' apparatus was in full
play and that she was almost envelop
ed in the miniature fountain, she held
on and pedaled, meanwhile screaming
loudty for help.
A park policeman divined her predic
ament and rode to her rescue, but not
before her bicycle suit and temper had
been completely spoiled. Chicago
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"Do you pasture your cows ou the
front lawn?" asked Hie, summer
- "Certainly." rtplicd the farmer who
had advertised an ideal summer re
sort. "Didn't you write me that yon
were looking for u real country
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An American Beauty In Love
RUGGED AFRICAN CHARACTER.
Fnecinuted by Deftcrintioim of Sav
age Chlvnlry nnd Splendor Hon- a
Dniky Admirer Made Captivating
A strange case of feminine affection is
that of Florence K. Jewell, the fair
American girl who is infatuated with
"Prince" Lobengula, the star attraction
of the Savage South Africa show, Lon
don. She met Lobengula last year in Bloein
fontein, capita of the Orange Free State,
lie was a handsome buck, nn Apollo in
ebony, who spoke both Dutch and Eng
lish aud told of battles and adventures
by field and flood that equaled any of
Rider Haggard's most stirring African
He hud been with the king's impi in
many fights, and his assagai bad drunk
the blood of a hundred enemies. Othel
lo's language may haxe, been better, but
this black man's narrative made up for
all other shortcomings in its tire nnd in
tensity. He sang it in a rude sort of
rhythm which suited itself to the chang
ing character of the tale.
lie told the heiress, who listened with
wide eyes, of the great dance of the Mat-abi-Ie,
which lasted three days, the blood
of slaughtered oxen flowing like streams
when the snows mplt in the mountains.
As each warrior danced he thrust at
the ground with his assagai. Each thrust
signified a life he had taken, and Loben
gula said he had thrust full an hundred
times. The king, as he came into the cir
cle dressed in monkey skins and black
ostrich feathers, looked at her with fa
vor. Then the king threw his assagai in the
direction the impis were to -go the next
time. All the warriors ran forward, strik
ing the inside of their-shields with the
butt end of their weapon's, making a
sound like God's thunder. And of all
these lighting men lobengula. the prince,
was not least.
Many such tales he told the heiress,
and she felt that in him the ideal of
Othello was more than realized. Othello
was a mere figment. Here was a man in
flesh and blood a realization in black.
And the girl told him of the wonders of
the far cities of the white man. and Lo-
LOBENGULA ASD JHSfl-JEWKLL.
bengula said he remembeied the stories
told by the indunas. or counselors, whom
the king had sent to hugland. He long
ed to see the city of white ants, the great
kraal where fire carriages ran under the
"So many people are they there, the
wise men told me," said ho, "that if ev
ery Englishman were killed at the Cape,
for every drop of blood from their bodies
a fresh man would spring up-Aud the
women are very fair to look upon."
"Yes," said Miss .lewell, "and they are
as many as the leaves ou the trees."
"Are they all as fair as thouV" asked
That was the begiuning of it. Miss
Jewell felt that she had met the one man
in the world for'her. Kven when sh( was
told he was not a prince her. ardor was
So when the showman took Lobengula
to England she followed.
How Children IMck t'11 Wonl.
About as funny a thing a liumnn ex
perience affords is the habit of children
to pick up new words and the odd use
they make of them before they really
find out their meaning. A" good little
girl went with her mother and her aunt
to a niiitiuec performance. A man crowd
ed ahead of the women just as they had
laboii-jusly followed the line to the ticket
olEce and made them stand there till he
had bought u seat for himself and a com
panion. The mother said, and the child
heard it, "Ignoramus!"
The next day the little girl called her
brother an igiiniamus wheu lie clumsily
tumbled against her in the "hop scQtch"
field. The "a" in the third syllable or
the word had been pronounced as in
"that," and the brother learned that his
sister had the idea that any one who
pushed or rammed against another,
whether rudely or by accident, was an
ignoramus. Chicago Post,
HOLY MAN OF BENARES.
Joys of Dentil After n 1,1 re or Pnln
The death of Swami rilia.skaranauda,
the famous Hindoo ascetic of Benares,
has deeply affected the faithful thiough
out India. This devout Brahman, who
.kept himself naked and self immured,
was visited by nearly nil the Indian tour
ists during their stay at Beuares, includ
ing the Prince of Wales, ne spent his
life in rigid posture, giviug no heed to his
visitors and patiently waited for death iu
the holy city, which, according to Hindoo
belief, means life everlasting.
Although Swami was a celebrity, little
was learned by his visitors of his actual
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life or of the beliefs that dictated his pe-
cidiar asceticism. He was either a Udasi
or Digambar devotee, more probably the
latter. The Udasi live in monasteries,
but they eat in the houses of Hindoos of
ail castes and accept food cooked by oth
er persons. At the creation of a new
Udasi they distribute a sweetmeat called
habua. Some of them are called Xaga,
from nagua, naked, because they go na
ked. This is also true of some other Hin
doo sects, iucluding the Gosains and
Bairagis. The latter are inordinate beg
gars. Many of these sectaries lead im
moral and criminal lives, but the Digam
bar devotees, while they go naked like
the others, lead pure lives. They live
separately from society and from all fam
A Digambar is oue who hat, all the
world for a covering. In his manner of
lit', sv:imi KlinskiircniHml.i nrnrticpil
I even more than the customary asceticism
I of the Digambar, and he entirely avoided
the greediness and gluttony of the Udasi.
Living apart from all the rest of the
world; he became a celebrity in his retire
ment, and his place of retreat became as
much au object of curiosity to tourists as
the historic show places of Benares.
Benares is to the- Hindoo what Mecca
is to the Mohammedan. Jerusalem to the
Jew and t'nlvary to the Christiau. It is
the holy city of India. It is so holy that
many distant rajahs always had dele
gates living there, who performed for
them the lequisite services and ablutions.
Its ancient name is Casi the Splendid,
which the Hindoos still retain. It was
the ancient seat of Brahmanieal learning,
and it is still the home of many of the
priests of Brahma and the resort of pioiw
pilgrims from all parts of India, who
come to make their ablutions in the sa
cred river, the Gauges. It has many
temples and holy wells, but the streets
are narrow and unsavory, and stenches
assail the noes of visitors at every turn.
Swami Bhaskarauanda's whole life was
devoted to oue object that of obtaining
emancipation for the imprisoned spirit by
such bodily austerities as he believed
would annihilate its conscious connection
with the body aud with material things.
He sought for himself such a deliverance
as would result in a state of divine tran
quillity even while he lived. Believing
that the passions alone were the sources
of pain, he bote his self imposed suffer
ings as necessary to fit his individuated
spirit for reunion with God. According
to the Hindoo belief, oil spirit is God, in
tangible and unconnected with matter.
The spirit of man is individuated deity,
imprisoned and degraded. Complete ab
straction aud absorption must be obtain
ed before the individuated spirit can be
united with deity.
To attain this end Swami Bhaskara
unnda forsook his kindred and turned his
back upon society, lived a life of naked
ness and self immurement nnd sat in a
painful posture of the body for many
years that by these austerities his spirit
might be freed from its subjection to
matter. That there could bo no greater
martyrdom than that which this devotee
chose for himself is attested by the fact
that tourists iu India were not content
with viewing the Golden temple, the
shrine of the monkeys and the cesspools
of the gods, but almost without exception
directed their footsteps to the cell of the
heathen saint seeking reunion with God.
Even Christian martyrology tells no more
pathetic tale of the sacrifice of the bodv
to save the soul.
Tney Alivnyn Hiire Time.
"So far as I have encountered them."
said a citizen of the world, "a character
istic of great men is that they have time.
They are not iu a hurry. Their work
doesn't boss them, but they boss their
work. They don't act as if every minute
you staid was valuable time lost to them.
They don't fret nnd fidget. What time
they do devote to you appears to be time
that they can spare and take things easy
in mid be comfortable. The work'seeuis
to be incidental, and it seems ns though
they could turn to it when the time came
and get through it with eabe, and they al
ways seem, besides, to have strength iu
reserve. It i certainly a characteristic
of tlie great man that he has time."
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Prehistoric People Given to Eat
ing Each Other.
IlELICS OF GHASTLY FEASTS.
Bones Discovered In Boueiiilnn Caves
WTiIeli Hear the Mnrk or Rnvciiciui
Teeth nnd Snow Signs or Having;
Dr. Matiegki, au eminent European
scientist, declares that a collection of hu
man lKines discovered in caves iu Bohe
mia are unmistakable relics of the canni
balistic feasts of prehistoric man. In his
lepoit ou the subject, which has caused
a sensation iu European scientific circles.
Dr. Matiegka says: "The position in
which the bones were found leaves no
doubt that they were the remnants of
cannibal bamjuets. I examined many
compartments of the caves and in 12of
them found human bones, part of which
comprised the complete skeleton of a
child, . skulls and fragments of skulls,
thigh bones and arm bones, parts of the
human jaw, shoulder bones and pieces of
the bones of the foot. They seemed to be
the remains of at least eight persons.
"The skeleton of the child was perfect
ly preserved, and on the edges of the
bones were the unmistakable sigus of the
teeth that had gnawed at the bones in
the dreadful feast. Such teeth marks
could have been made only by a peison
biting greedily at the bone iu picking off
the flesh. On all the bones these same
significant marks were visible, but a
more important sign of the use to which
the remains had been put was to be noted
in the burned edges of the bones, which
showed clearly that they had been cooked
over a fire of ashes. There was no possi
bility of mistaking the marks for the fire
of a sacrifical burning. The marks point
ed only to a fire of ashes such as would
have been used for slowly cooking flesh
destined for eating purposes. .In one case
the skull had been only burned a little
and was in a perfect state of "preserva
tion. Ou this skull the marks of the
teeth were plainly to be seen. The parts
of the skulls and bones were only those
that would have been brought to the cave
for a cannibalistic feast. The small
bones that would naturally' have been
thrown away by those who prepared the
feast were missing except In tlie case of
the child, whose body was probably cook
"Another circumstance that confirms
this view is that the bones and fragments
were found mixed with the remains of
earthenware jars that prehistoric man
must have used for eating utensils. Still
additional proof was found of the canni
balistic habits of prehistoric man in the
fact that the skulls in every case had
BONES FROM PREHISTORIC CANNIBAL FEAST.
been opened, evidently with the intention
of extracting the brains, which the eater
of human llesh always considers a dainty.
The manner in which the bones were bro
ken also disclosed the fact that the diners
had a liking for the marrow, and the
bones had been broken with the intention
of extracting this."
So much importance was attached to
this point that the bones were submitted
to other scientists for the express pur
pose of getting their opinion regarding
the cause of the breakage of the bones,
and in every case it was pronounced to
have been done intentionally by those
who were engaged in a feast of human
A close btudy of the conditions existing
at the time these bones were left as rem-
.nants of a cannibalistic feast shows that
they were eaten first from necessity, for
food was scarce. In some cases the ob
jects of the- feast were the aged friends
and even the relatives and parents of
the diners. But the principal supplies
were the remains of enemies killed in
Another inducement to eat his fellow
that had weight with the prehistoric
man was that certain portions of the hn
man mnke up if eaten by another were
supposed to supply missing attributes
that were coveted by the eater and pos
sessed by the eatee. Thus the heart ot-n
brave mau was eaten By one who had
slain him or could carry off his body after
lie had been slain for the reason that the
eating of his heart was supposed to give
additional courage to the one who de
voured it. f
Curved Around His Farm.
Did you ever know of a railroad going
around a man's farm? Well, there is
one in Fountain county, and it is only a
few miles south of Vcedersbnrg. The O.
arid Ev-1., when it was the old '"Dolly
Varden," as you, 110 doubt, remember,
was first extended to Yeddo. They sur
veyed a line through the cast line of a
farm nnd through a man's house. He
objected and wanted a fancy price,
which it looked as if he "would get, aud
th y curved around his land into his
more liberal neighbor's and after passing
his farm curved back into line. It is
quite noticeable, and every passenger go
ing south notices the peculiar short
curves, wondering why they were made.
A railroad,-man.tajking to us recently
about it. said Mint while it was not in
tended as such, nevertheless it was a
grand benefit to north bound freight
trains, as they could see whether their
train was broken in two or not when
they started down the steep grade lead
ing into VcedersNirg. Veedersburg
'Ho mnst bo vonderf nlly clever with
"Even his wife sometimes reads what
he writes." Chicago Times-Herald.
A Rare Delicacy for the Breakfast
WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL.
t PITTSBURG EX OSITION.
Opsnlng of tfrs Blsr Industrial Show.
Superior MnvSc and 3IuRnlll-
Summer is fast fading into autumn
and as the days roll by tlie public mind
turns with pleasurable anticipation to
the Pittsburg Exposition, that splendid
institution of amusement and instruc
tion, -which opens, its doors for the
eleventh annual season on Wednesday
evening, Sept. 6. Less than a month
remains in which to make preparation,
for tho opauiug of the big industrial
show, and iu consequence the exhibitors
are sparing no pains to have everything
in readiness for the opening night.
Judging from tho plans of the manage
ment, the big show will be better and
liner this year than ever before. There
will be a greater variety of exhibits, and
all efforts will be directed toward pro
ducing novel effects.
From tho first year of the Exposition
music has been one of its distinctive
features, and this season especial care
has been exercised in the selection of
musical organizations of a high stand
ard. Never before in the history of the
Exposition society have the musical ar
rangements been so complete or satisfac
tory. The management made a diplo
matic stroke in tlio engagement of John
Philip :;usa, the famous composer of
two steps und inarches, nnd his celebrated
concert band of 60 musicians, for the two
opening weeks of the bir show. Sousa
wa here for tho opening week last year
and his presence drew immenso crowds
and aroused the wildest enthusiasm. He
is deservedly popular both as musician
and composer, and will no doubt provou
greater drawing card this year than ever
owing to tho immense, success of Ids
comic operas produced last 6eason.
Another master stroke was iu the se
lection of tlie celebrated composer and
conductor uf grand operas, Walter Dam
roscii, and his New York symphony
orchestra for a two weeks' period. Dam
rosch was here for only one week during
last season, and his orchestra created
such n furor that the Exposition society
deemed it advisable to have liini here for
a longer time this season. The conduc
tor spent most of the summer at a coun
try place near Philadelphia, where he'
gave up his time entirely to composition.
lie is crv simple in his habits, and lining
an ardent lover of nature, be thorougnly
enjoys country life. His engagement at
the exposition begins ijn Monday, Oct. 2,
cuiuinuiii4 until ri.i'urday evening, Oct
Follow iiur l be engagement of the t-ousi
band, cm sVj.t. M, is tnat of Dan Godfrey,
the famoiw iiandmaster of tho British
army, who will II II a ten-days' engage
ment at tlie Exposition with his celebrated
British Guards band of .TO renowned .mu
sicians. They are now preparing to maku
a tour of the I nited .-?iatcs and Canada.
During the closing week of the Exposition,
from Oct. Hi to SI. music will le f urnuhed
by tunes and Ills concert baud, who have
aoj eired l.oieou several occasions Iwfore.
This UnnL is accounted oue ol tno unesl
concert organizations in the country and
it will boa treat l hear them at the Ex
position ngiiin sifter several years' absence.
Utlier amusement leatures oi tne i-.xpo- i
sitiou this season will be tho cineiuato- ,
graphe, in the art gallery of tho main ,
building, which will exhibit the very
latest views, many of which are of a hu-
murous character; tho merry-go-round, ;
the gravity railway and the. mystic maze
fome oi tho notable exhibits f an edu :
catiunul and instructive natuSi will be
that of tho Southern railway, to be lo ,
rated in the foyer of the main building; -tho
armor plate exhibit by the Carnegie .
Steel company; the Pullman exhibit of a ,
dining car of the latest design and tho ex- I
hibit of mammoth dynamos and electrical
appliances of every description by tho
AVestinghouse Electrio and Manufactur
ing company. Most of these exhibits will
to cbphned ta mechanical hall, whllu in
nie main' building will be found exhibits
of textile; and manufactured articles of
everyyariety. There will be something to
interest anct attract the attention ol every
visitor to ihe bigautumnal show.
Arrangements bavu U-un perfected with
the various railway companies for oxcur- I
slons on ccry line ruuuing into Pitts
burg, and a rate of one fare lor the round
trip has been llxed from all points within .
o radius of 100 miles of Pittsburg. Tlds
willgie all lesideutsof Western Pen n
slalila. Hasteni Ohio und West Viisjini.-i
en opportunity to visit tho Pittsburg -
traitmn nr imiii!initii-tT-lWtl.-.r 'Ph.,
big exposition will Iw grander aud better
this year i hau ever before, and with the
mugniitrent musical attractions provided
therewith, nobody can atford tomlss the
great industrial show.
MR. FILIPPINI'S SEA DUTY.
file Man Who Looks Alter the Meal
on the American Liners.
Alexander Filippini Is said to be the
only man engaged in bis peculiar call
ing. He spends practically no time on
laud, frequently reacbiug port in time
to sail back again on another liner
upon the same day. Mr. Filippini is
known as the traveling inspector of the
American liners. His work lies in over
seeing und improving the service of
meals ou the ships. Such numbers of
people have to be provided for that
unless u perfect system is established,
every one attendiug to his duties like
clockwork, the meals take an unreason
able time aud people arc badly served.
For vcars it has been found difficult to
establish a uniform system in tho sa
loons of the vessels, those in charge
of each vessel having different meth
ods. Complaints were contiuually be
ing made by passengers. To system
atize steamship cooking on :i new basis
Mr. Filippini, who for years previously
superintended at Delmonico's, was
called In. It at once became evident
on his first voyage that he had under- i
taken an enormous, task, so many !
changes .would be absolutely necessary.
Wlieu the first; report was turned in
and approved, full authority was 'given
ta Mj. Eillpplnk and b.) started out
witli new courage, adopting- the best
Ideas on each ship. He goes on board
without previous arrangement and
watches the preparation and serving
of meals, shows the cooks and bakers
WINS ON MERIT.
In llb. Csnj'Only. All Qroctrs.
Table. Shaplelgh Coffee Co.,
essential details, sees that tlie table
stewards are in good training, what
supplies are lacking all this has to be
reported upon. Cooks have to be kept
from carelessness, and great prompt
ness is essential. Some cooks, for in
stance, were apt to make sauces care
lessly, to waste supplies, to hold back
flavorings, brandy, for Instance, and to
keep little supplies for themselves,
while bakers sometimes forgot that
bread can bemade twice as good by
thorough kneading. Such were tlie dif
ficulties. Then Mr. Filipplnl also
studies the people traveling at various
seasons and prepares menus for each
day to suit the tastes of people from
all parts of the globe. He gives close
attention to tlie second and third cab
ins as well as to the saloon, so that,
witli the preparaUon of his reports, his
time is fully occupied.
Mr. Filippiui is a man of middle age,
with bhick mustache and hair slightiy
mixed with gray. Some have taken
him to be a detective. It Is stated
that after liis first year's work on ship
board he saved the company $15,000
over nnd above his salary as the result
of his work.
The early training Mr. Filippini had
Is rather different from that given to
prospective chefs of today. As a boy
he went to a cooking institute iu
Lyons, France. Here were taught sep
arately all the branches of the trade.
Then, instead of having to pay for In
struction, he was employed by the
school as sin instructor. Later he trav
eled through Europe and learned ,a
great deal more In Switzerland, Ger
many and other couutries, coming
from there direct to Delmonico's. He
has recently made a short trip to study
the preparation of foods in the largest
cities of Europe, and he knows in what
special dish or food each city excels.
For instance, he found that the best
bread was made in Turin. Italy, and
Geneva, the 'reason being that tiey
pay more attention to kneading. New
DRILL THE TONGUE DAILY.
It Is the Instrument Tiint Makes tltc
World Happier and Better.
"Upon all those who are ambitious
to make the world happier and better
rests the obligation of drilling the
tongue into lustrous kindness, purity
and refinement," writes Kev. Newell
Dwight IIUlls, D. D., of "The Diffu
sion of Happiness Through Conversa
tion." in The Ladies' Home JournaL
"Not by spasmodic efforts, not witli
occasional hints and words of good
cheer are men to use the tongue in the
Interests of happiness. The daily drill
of the tongue as an instrument of hap
piness and influence is to enter into
the fundamental conception of living.
Nor is Mils law binding only upon those
happy persons who are salu to be good
entertainers. Some tliere are who are
so fortunately organized tliat Uiey ex
hale benefactions upon any company
into which they enter. Unconsciously
and without any set purpose tliey oil
tlie bearings of life, lessen friction, pro
voke laughter and good cheer as nat
urally as flowers that do not struggle.
to tirow off sweetness, as the cedar
wood that without thinking gives ofT
fragrance. But the law of happiness
making is not confined to tlie few gift
eel individuals. It is binding upon all
of. every rank. staMon and tempera
ment. "On high festal days In Athens, when
processions formed at stated Intervals,
in the processions marched man with
Instruments of music and also Incense
hearers. When one grout) of musicians
' i.ni ...n,.!..-,,! !, i,l lo cnntl r him
j , ' .H-ino- nut nf tlin nir umtb.ei
' S'C WaS 0 "8 OUt Ol IUC Uir, JUOU111
! group took up Mie sweet strain.
distance had removed far the lucvuse
bearers, another group came ou to nil
the air Vith clouds of smoke from l he
sweet aromatic shrubs. Too ofi oui
world marches forward to the sound of
sad notes and requiems. Happy are
those whoso sweet and gentle speech
fills the common life with sweetness
and light, as did the ancient ministers
of joy and music. For their whole
some tongues are ludeed 'trees of life'
and their words 'like apples of gold in
pictures of silver "
KnltntinfT With Ballast.
Clarence Baker, a local barber of
Lincoln, Neb., after five attempts to
get into the United States regular serv
ice, has been accepted. Ho was ex
amined iu the morning nnd was found
to be four pounds under weight. He
was told to drink as much water as
his stomach could comfortably hold
and return after dinner, nis weight
was satisfactory at the afternoon ex
amination, and he was accepted. Cin
Cure Pain in the
Stomach and Distress'
10 cents and 25 cents Druggists i