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J0NESB0R0 AND JOHNSON CITF, iLUSEE, THURSDAY, AUG. C, 1891.
$1 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
ii 5 ;f a, gobdHouserv.ie;whouc3'
caruuuins wen s&tar$he,m;ouse
is muzzled m her houseVTry iYvnd keep
your house clea,nAU grocers keep it-
( Cleanliness and neatness about a house are necessary to
Insure comfort. Man likes comfort, and if he can't find it at
home, he will seek elsewhere for it Good housewives know
that SAPOLIO makes a house clean and keeps it bright.
Happiness always dwells in a comfortable home. Do you
want cleanliness, comfort and happiness? Try SAPOLIO
.and you will be surprised at your success. y
, , ; ; . BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. i A
J. D. COX. Pres. , .,,,' ,'.
W. O. MATHES. Vloe President..
Capital paid In ioO.000. A Goniral Banking Business transacted. Collection
promptly made aud remitted for. Have the latest modern facilities for
doing a nrst-class banking business. Correspondence solicited.
J0NESB0R0 BANKING ' TRUST CO.
: - DESIGNATED STATE DEPOSITORY-
' , ,;; TONESBORO, ; ! - - TEN N. '
. . DIRECTORS v
J. D. Cox, E. A. BiUPUiT, ., L Reeves, Jo. 8. Mathks, Db. A. 8. N. DobsoM
M- '8- Elbea, A. P. Mathks, S. J. Kikpatbick, W, O. Mathks, K. H,
1 , ' ; Baobmaw.C. H. Diehu - ' :
Western National Bank, Now Torkj Mochanles' National Bank. KnoxvlUc, Ten"
Commercial National Bank, Nashville, Tenn.; Norfolk National Bunk, Norfolk.
Liberal Interest Paid on Time Deposits. ,
' NEWTON HACK Ell,
Itccoives monny on depnelt. It opons an account. TmnwicU a utriot'y conservative banking
b.iHlmm. Havlnir oneof tne bet Hie proof vaulw lu the Slate and one of hnira
moat approved Steol Burglar Proof Safes, we are pin pared to offer nbsomte proteo
. won to depositors. There is nqt a bottor equipped Bunk In East Xenneahoe. Come ,
eIVE PER CENT,' INTEREST PAID ON MONEY IF DEPOSITE0 FOR SIX MONTHS 1
';, SIX PER CENT, IF DEPOSITED FoR TWELVE MoNTHS. ' '
. i SBOARrj) Ol" DIRECTORS. .
K.R.Wesrj K.' Sr. MyJ N. Dosner; "Newton ifncfiPr' rTJTIiunl;-ii.' C. 'Jactfson! A. jf
"rTy:-T"" '. . " '- - - ' Patteraouj It. H. t'uUoii;!'. II. Kcevca. . 1
THE, MOST ; COMMODIOUS STABLE IN EAST TENNESSEE
. : - J :.'.--...!;! ' i ...
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a FIRST-CLASS TURNOUTS A SPECIALTY. .
JOHNSON CITY, TENN.
Farmers will find it will pay thorn to Stable their Teams while-
town, ana protect , them from; the weather. ' Special KateB
for this class ot Oracle. . Liberal Terms to Drovers.
DRUMMERS MADE HAPPY.
PnTilec of LMtnrflS. DflHiin. AnTmr&tna In I
Vandtrbllt Dnivmitr. lam boiullnn. SO I
ofllmra 411 pupilt from S BlsMt. llil)it ad I
TaniM in nmio, Art. caimtnenica, liealtu, Auoeatt-
billty. yullr KqulMMd OjrmoMlnm. Ad.lrn..
tltev. O. W PRfOK. I. ., Prefc. NAsy vittE. TBTff.
BRYANT & STRATTOIJ Business College
ltookKmping,HkoriUand,l'tnmiKihip,At.t f I 1 1 f f 1 1 T tff
Writ for (Mwu.Mtniima(io.liUUQyLbL( Ik T
JANUARY li 4891;
Fash Cndltal. fully paid In
Cunda Kosorved to moot all LlablllUus-
Ho-Insurance. ' ,;' ............ ........ .J......
IiOhrps (not duoV......
Outstandinit Claims (nut due).,...,
fJet Surplus................. ,. ,
. ' total Assets ,
Surplus for FoUoy Holdsrt overall ,
' E A. SHIPLEY, Cashier, -T.
J. PEOI'Lra. Ass't Cashier
VIL. lull V
'ion. I . 1
BY ELECTRICITY. ' .
. -of- . -: -SANFRANGISCO,
.,.$H,OI!.05 "' ''"
.... 8.71tt8 ;
Of Eczem fcjr One S t Cntlrara, after
using many - Jfedicinei .Without
, Belief. , . , . .
Although I hare vary little faith lnjtnatcnt
medicines, 1 bought oue-half dozen .bottles
8araparllla and oue-half dozen botUea Sana-
paruia ror euMma or prurigo. oui.Diiigr gar "
mc relief) and having served a numb"'
ywr in the Regular Ariuy, which ent'irt-
lent there. unl there I came acrcae yul
valuable Cutiouba Hkmkuiks. I buutd'..
box of Ceticoua. a cake of CirricuKA 8.
and a bottle oft'cru i jia Kksulvknt, r,e
l alter taking, them and following the V
' tlom to a lulter, I foul and look as well iOr
i new-horn baby ty a healthy mother. t
not exaggerate It one bit when I aay ',"
nave oeea worm to me their weight In goi.
C. FKKl) BLUM,
No. 623 Penn. Ave., N. W.. Washington, D. C
: V v
Boils All Over Bod;
My ion was afflicted with akin '
tnhlttir and hrMk-ir,f iut In lurua w .'
over hie body. We tried 'everyihlnl
but of uo effect. After using two bo. I
CirrrckA, he was completely restc.1
health again. It is a good medicine, wb .
would rouoinineud to everyone similarly
William nmii A.
North Kiver Mills, W,
The new hi on. I nnrl Mltln nnrlrtpr fend '
est and beat of humor remedies, oleanaes Ut
niood or all lnjurous andiwlsonous eley
menu and tliuH roino es the caime will1
Cuticura. the Kroatskln cure, aod ('"uTiru
HA Boai-, an exquisite bhin PurlHiir and
Boautlfler, clear the skin of every trace of.
disease. Hence tne CUTicuka Kkmkiiws
cure every disease and humor of the akin.'
scalp, and blood, with
.....V, ri vii. D.im
loss of hair, from
pimples to acroiula.
Sold everywhere.' Price Cuticdra, tVIe
8oap, 26.; Kksolvest, 11, prepared by tlifa
roTTEB VRVa ASD LUElllCAL CUKl'OllATION,
legend for "How to Cliro Skin Diseases,"
Si paffcs, 60 Illustrations, aud 1UU testiuioul
als. DnDV'CMlu "d Sculp purified
DHDI U buauUtlud by COTicUKa
mil pains, buck aches, weak kid
neys, rheumatism, and chest pulns
relieved In one minute by the Cu
ticura Anti-Pain I' luster. Thetlrxt
and only lnliuiluueous puln-ki,-.
G. W. SLATER, E.H. MoLAUf
Ml lUKNtlb HI LHartcd
AND SOLICITORS IN CHJSHCERYf""
'' East Main Street ; i i' '
' , Johnson City, Tenn. ;
OFFICE IN . FLYNN BUI LDING
r Prompt attenttou to colli-ctions."
ABBTRAtrtt CHWlMHl;n. V1 ' -.' 1 '' '
rr'.vrmW'.'af vmmmmmmm mmmmm m his iisf ssi
CImiwm awl OMulitlf the liljr.
romum s luiumol growth.
Nnver Pails to itestore CI raj
Hair to its YmiUiful Color.
I Cur ctlp diiui a hair laUiug.
0c, and SI mitt
Va l.uiidi, Dcliilajr, luUiaalion, Paul, Ta lulima. Well.
HINDE (SCORNS. T. onlymta ednfnr Cdthl
Rfflned Christian Hnnm
I Couraa of Itudr thoroimn
I and practical. Btaam haatwl;
new Plauoa 1 modern Im-
Nnarhool in the South or Wnl cai
FOR YOUNG LADIES.
Dfor t, mentUtwnt home or plntr urToundlnn
at is luuitj.
for eftUloffii 44lxM
th lYvildent. 1
Rf. B. H. ( HARI.n.D.1
Bad Tamora CCRRri : no kaifai
kaokfrvo. lira lla.TKiKT ANoaaia
No. m Kim UMt,uiaeisuaulu.
i. CANANDAIOUA tCAOEMY,
, 1 Boys only. Incorporated In 17B.
ThniiiKh prepnratlon for all oolleiree and for
bminena. . Home care and training In Prluol-
Sal's family, 8oud for calaloKiie to J. C.
urrls, Prln Canandaia;ua, N. If.
Beef Tea ,
For Improved and
Ono pound of Extract of Deef ennal to forty
pounds of lean bef. Genuine only with sig
nature of J vou Lleul-In blue,
Tm vJiR Tat Health Urvl n Iv.
ira. Uphaiuiu tMrkittiir.
'irlidainr A betutUul Pictnra
titjok tvnd otrU mmt V to iit nti nndinc
lid Reissues nccure'i. Trade
Mar Istcred, land all othe patent
euu t:ie 1'atent Olhreaiid b ore the
cour iiiftly and Carefully pr aecuted
Upo eoelpt of model . or sketch i f In
ventor, 1 make careful examination, and
advise as to patentability free of oh- me.
Wlih my oUlce directly across from the
Patent Olflce, and belna; In personal at
tendanoa there It Is apparent that I have
superior facilities for making prompt pre.
llmlnary researches, for the more vigorous
and succesHlul prosecution of applications
for putents, and for attending to nil
bualnens entrusted to my care, In the sborU
FfcKS MQUKRATE, and exoluslve at
t en tun given to patent business. In forma
tion ladvloe aud speolul reforenoes ssut ou
request. ., .
Bolloltor and attorney In-Patent Causes.
Washington, 1). C.,
Opposite U. a. Patent Oflloc
(Mention this paper J , ... 1
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tliiH ..a, vomiror old, and In tar
own loraia(p.,wli.r.at thry II... Any
00. t.a do lb. HMk. K... to Imiii.
Wo ronil.li nrj'lMiis. Wo autl 70a. to ddi. Yil can d.t.ilo
rottr ip.ro moni.nti. Or III four Um. to lb work. Till. b.
fiiimij nawiraoino OiinfO wenaornil utr., tn 0.147 wmk.r.
Brlun.ro an aornltiy Iron fit to fas par w.k ami apwardt,
and taoro tllff a Mill aii.ri.noa. Wo MB ftinil.li joa Ibt om
blojrroot ana LotS you VHUU Mo ir.-tl oiuloln horo. Pull
CUa AI.MI.aia. aulas.
m i. a j
SHng lltllo rorlaa.tSao.rmir.ail.at
work lor Ht, hf Amia F.ao. Autilu,
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iHw cut. Oh.narodftnaaaw.ll. Wlir
Ji.H rour ftomo .am ovor afciai.w a
Month. Yin ran ao lat troik ami 11
l,l homa, KkimN yoa an. kvoo ho
J atnn.r. on r.iilf oamine rrom b to
lllla.l.r. All.r W. .how ;oo hnr
aim tl.n yno. Ion wura in ation lima
ran tno lima, mar rnon.)-. ror wora
n. Poilim ankn.iwn amuaa lb.uu
NrtW and woiiitorftil. Portlrul.nl froo.
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.UaOletadk C.(Io Sal'wrUaaa,MaUae
THE JAPANESE MECCA.
Kioto, the Holy and Magnificent
,. City of the Empire,
Brief Dswrlptloai of the rrinelpai
Feature of Interest The Bom
of Emperors-The Grand Pro
cession of the Priest. '
-Dr. R. L. PJt" "f, v K
, .2 bo toea the true
cl.y. Tbcy contend ,ntrenched
Ihmr future home and will
time erect a cosy dwelling ijthat is,
live. y I centuries,
Pcmom di-flrin? to iu)a emperors
Herald and Tribdnh ap)S courtiers
hranrh offlce In with II. Cpstoshave
Market street. ' " wTteep their
'. f The b'Ji2es or
-S. A. Bovcll, of oN.lvast pajroda.
in the cl'.v Saturday. "'Jltlncrs. soarinir
1 eoro iiie eyes una
me i " 18 there,
j A 1803 of the
(lye must go, if
' A Qogon
.H'ness of the
Util-d in two
r proper, the
Lof the grand
f Vhe tomplo
lis.u feet in
ere that you
kwtce a dav, Wrnlng tm&i n
m, and the
iim for hhn-
tl IticwIa nnrl
which are well attendc.
,olb saint and sinner, arty
cJnes Is a plain spoken 4mi
genus for the people to dv l owenty-fivo
nnd to come unto a throne of - wide, with
' ; t I the further
Scaver and Summer.cYtcd by the
the best ntamp of frunu thirteenth
fnri lsli it any size wilhfy its cell
delay of ordering. J3 of every
The rain was heavy h ' nlero are
week. The tent, tinder of cranes
O.Jones was conditctltijr!;.,10 rtecora-
wa, blown down while Wp I.' l?credlb11
, 5 Ibair works
progress SiiDday. No (.nanffe my.
J. Stanford Crouch I'.hij i.V
clerkship t the l'iedraontf rVis a power
one til attend the Buslne-f tal0 tot0
;lngtoo,. Ky.j where ,hA"Snt
- ,. J ' i Is and the
bitslorj of , Vthe nar
ratives of cer. iho -liuitlltiby the
bonzes of Uiill olvray be (Xfteeitn.
Every year, iiSVulo strcWj'ine diirrr-j
aTtino, there aiS'n' V? ll,"r.'J
(drf d thousand 'ptiw.U-V, ) ' tJom
all partsof the country, hbr ' ' Jrravclcd
sometimes five hundred or i'hundred
miles on foot, begging ulork' the roud
for few handf uls of rice.'. 4 Is custom
ary for the grand priest to piiss proces
slonally on horseback once, a year
through the streets of Kioto; and all
those who are so fortunate as to see
him, or even a portion of his vestment,
are purified from all their Kins, through
that mere contemplation. On" these oc
casions the pageant is gorgeous In the
extrcmo, and the whole city, keeps up
the festival so long as the pilgrims re
main at Kioto. The excitement is so in
tense that it would not bo safe for a
foreigner to mix too freely In . the
throng. The inhabitants of the prov
inces of Tamato, Yamasio and Iso are
strong fanatics; and foreigners must
exerclso great circumspection, taking
care especially not to trespass upon the
rites. If a member of the czurowltz's
escort smiled unintentionally, during a
religions ceremony, or trod 'with his
shoes upon the sacred mats on the floor
of the temple,' it ' would have been
enough to incito a fanatie to avenge
Buddha.. It is on account of an- im
prudence of this kind that Mr. Mori,
minister of public instruction, who was
known to be a Protestant, was assassi
nated two years ago. ' It is to be re
membered also that in the beginning of
this year the Russian legation at Tokio
was stoned by a band of "goshi,"'. be
longing to the lowest class fit people,
whose fixed idea is to prosecute for
eigners. , .' i
An Electrical Boanocr."
It Is stated that the engineer at the
electric light works, Nashua, N. U.t
having been troubled considerably by
men and boys walking into the. dynamo
room and tracking quantities of mud,
hit upon an ingenious device to put a
stop to the nuisance. A chain had been
placed across the doorway, but this was
easily removed by the intruders, so that
it was of no use In keeping them out.
The engineer procured a wire mat,
placed it in front of the door,, and con
nected it to the polo of the dynamo with
a wire. The chain was connected to
the other pole of the generator by an
other wire, both wires being arranged
with the circuit open, but in such a way
that it could bo closed at will by the en
gineer. The operation of the device
was that when the visitor come to the
door, stood on the mat and took hold of
the chain the engineer quietly switched
on tho current, and the party seeking
entrance was immediately paralyzed,
and was glad enough to muke off when
the currout that held him was turned
off. A repetition of this experiment
upon the loafers of the vicinity resulted
in their keeping clear of tho place. '
Tkloves of Time, t
A citizen of New Jersey purchased,
not long ago, as every man of family
should, a respectable, sedate and well
attuned striking clock. The tenants on
the floor above, being blessed with keen
ears, were able to hear the tones of the
faithful timepiece below, and Btole
the time from their neighbor. : Hear
ing of this the man who purobased
the clock waxed wroth and to bal
ance accounts with the thieves of
time put back his timepiece half an
hour.. Through this deception the up
per floor tenants were soon Involved In
annoying and expensive blunders, which
eventually cost them moro than the
price of a clock. Thirsting for revenge
they sued tho purchaser of the olock for
the value of tho lost time,
. 1 oeer 8 SSIJIJ
"r I healtl I
1 in 1
SCIENCE AND FUN.
Experiments with Electricity by
They I'ae the Cnrrent to Encourage the
Maturity of Fruit and Meet
Tho San Francisco Call recently
chronicled the interesting experiments
of Maj. Frank McLaughlin, of Oroville,
In applying electricity to fruit trees to
force the rapid maturity of fruit. The
reports have made a profound impres
sion in agricultural circles. Amoug
those most impressed, says tho Marys
villa Democrat, was a prominent mino
owuer and speculator, residing above
Nevada City, Nevada county, who
prides himself on beiutf a scientist, but
is somewhat netirsightcd and wears
long-raujre eyc-glusses. lie came to
Nevada City Friday and induced two
other gentlemen to join him, ono of
them a merchant and the other a bank
er, and they started for Orovillo, driv
ing a good team. At Smartsvillo they
took in a mining expert to mako the
load balance evenly, nnd after a rest of
a couple of hours in this city drove on
and arrived at Oroville a.littlo after
When tho matter of the application of
electricity to fruit trees was mentioned
they were assured thut tho effect of tho
application could bo much better seen
and understood at night when quite
dark in fact, one citizen said that if it
was real dark, such as is produced by
fog, tho electricity could ba made to
sparklo at tho extreme ends of tho
limbs. Of course, tho citizens uf Orovillo
are of a progressive aud untortalnuiy
nature, and when prominent strangers
visit thorn tlwy nnttirttlly show them tho
sights, and while waiting forho moon
to retire one Saturday evening tho vis
itors became jovial and quito happy. In
the meantimo some of the active spirits
of the town fixed up a little job, which,
in the outcome, worked a little
too well. They picked out the residence
of a lata lawmaker, who has 11 fine lot
of growing fruit trees, as a pluce to
show the cllect of electricity on the
growing fruit. Some wire was attached
to the tress and several Chinese bombs
were planted near tho fir.it experiment
tree. Each one had a fuse so arranged
that when liro was applied they would
explode one after the other. ' Shortly
' after midnight, when tho good people
: were in bed and quietly Numbering,
the party of (scientists started fium the
Union hotel nnd were soon nttheexperi
' meut grounds, and. after considerable
T explanation as to how the shock should
uirvv vim ciU;(l UUUUJU
, tj.nd4 that Maj. .Mo
'uiventioii, t'.o work
u Sect thn fruit.
'-tvputnnt on. the
commenced. . The m.niiig man from
- Nevada county, who is something of a
' story-teller, hud just finished telling
of the royal time had at the last tneet
: ing of tho Woodpecker club, when one
' of tho Orovillo scientists touched tho
, warm end of a lighted cigar to. the fuse
which wus just haek of tho story-teller.
They were directed to look up into the
tree and observe the effect, which they
did just as the first bomb exploded, and
it was followed in quick succession by
four more. ISy the time tho second ex
plosion took place the owner of tho
property came out with a gnu, mid of
course, the scientists left the scene, and
they didn't retire in good order, as may
be readily understood. The noise was
terrific, and the peoplo rushed in tho
direction of the explosion. Tho officers
saw two men running down tho street
away from tho noise, and they were
pluced under arrest and It proved to
bo the banker und merchant from
Nevada City. Of course tho matter was
smoothed over nnd hushed up, and tho
scientists bitched up their team and
1 drove to Marysville. Each one of them
was broke and had to draw moucy
while here, obtaining it from the First
LAST OF THE LAFAYETTES. .
Extlnotloa of a l ino of Statesmen
According to a Paris correspondent
of the London News, the family of Do
Lafnyetta is extinct. Us last malo
member, M. Edmond "do Lafayetto,
grandson of the great general, died the
other morning at the age of seventy
two, lie entered public life in 1848 as
a member of the constituanto, was re
turned to tho llordeaux assembly, with
bis late brother, Oscar le Lafayetto,
and sat among the republican friends of
7l. Thiers. Uo was stanch iu his re
publicanism and a man of swcot and
kindly nature, in manners a high-toned
gentleman. Ho rarely swerved from
what ho thought tijo right course, and
was wholly freo from sclf-rightoous-ness.
lie hod a pleasant vein of humor,
and was only kept from being Batiricat
by his extreme good nature, lie hod
numerous pensioners, who, ho thought,
had claims on his family. Though rich
and a bachelor, he said he could not af
ford to pay a heavy rent and lived in a
small flat in tho Rue Constantinople. I
last saw him nt a soiree given by tho
governor of the bank of France. Ho
told mo that ho had received one of
death's warnings, one sido of each lip
being paralyzed. Still ho managed to
converse freely. Ho was very proud of
tho batik of France, of which ho wus a
shareholder, lending four und a half
millions to tho bank ( f England Some
body twitted him on having remained a;
bachelor, and observed that It was a
pity thore was no other Lafayette to
succeed him. lie replied: "The family
is all but dead, but what does It mat
ter? Our name will bo forever asso
ciated with tho greatest republic and
most powerful nation the world has
ever seen America."
A Novel Pencil.
An old German iu Sun Francisco has
oonoclvcd a new idea which is rapidly
bringing grist to his mill. This is tho
utilization of long French nails as lead
pencils. The imrenious mechanic hol
lows out tho nail, puts a screw In the
head, and then, by putting a pieae of
graphite In the hollow Btcin. ho bus an
excellent pcvcil. Tho nril when pol
ished look 4 like 'c-Uvcv, nnd tho pencil
are in grout demand.
THE SCIENCE OF THIFLES.
How toe Clorict J Portion of Diplo
macy 13 Conducted.
Manaer of Preparing and Beading Official
Documents' la the
part meut of
Ever since the department of state
was first organized it lias been the reg
ulation that all its letters should bo wrlt
U'u on tho same kind of paper a fiuo
blde-whlto linen about the sb.o of
foolscap. Before beginning to write the
, left-hand cJro of e;u:h sheet must bo
, folded over for one inch and a half and
i tho lines must not bo permitted to en
! croach. uiwii thu margin, in order that
j press copies may be taken to greater
j odvantatfe. In tho British foreign of
l flee, tho style of handwriting employed
is required to ho just the same always,
says a writer iu the Washington SUr,
and tho particular affectation assumed
in this matter Is a series of dashy curll
queues, with each puir of letters sepa
rated from their immediate neighbors.
It would bo. interesting to know what
Individual centimes ago, very likely
originated this peculiar hand for perpet
uation ever after. No such uniformity
is aimed at in Washington, the only ob
ject sought being tho execution of the
neatest and clearest script attainable.
Before tho days of thy teli",Taph it was
customary to make each dispatch, for
the sake of condensation, inuludo as
many topic:! um woro to lie communi
cated ulrout; but now tho invari
able rule is to give each sub
ject a separate letter. Iu old times,
when, war ra'cd and vessels woro
lialilo to sonivh and capture on the high
siiiis by one party or auother to
the conflict, all Mich documents were
sent in triplicate, a copy on each of
three ship:;, so that ono might be suro
to reach its destination. Modern cablo
improvements havin;.' done away with
these p -rils no more than a single copy
is over transmitted. The old nil o was
tluit a minister nddrc5.'dug a uoto to tho.
government to which he was accredited
must never under any cireuin-itaneea
write more than f nir lines of tho body
of the letter on the first pcvj.; the rest
of the space is to b.j taken up exclusive
ly with titles and el cetera marks; but
this has become obsolete. Even di
plomacy progresses, und the tiuie may
yet arrive when tho typewriter will be
put into requiil io:i tor such purposes.
All dispal.'hf i of iuU-mnlional im
portance tire w.-il.ie.n by Mr. Blaine
with his own haad. Kaeh communica
tion of tho sort ho indites in tho shapo
or a rongn urast, wliieh is apt to bo full
of corrections and VerliuoaUons.'
10 MSU Shu 7 autl; ill. senut on the bi&
sheets of a find liuea paOcr already de-
riiwu. iH-w ii. w cupieu . luio tne
record books , after the Kecrct;iry of
state has sijued it; but if it is to bo sent
by teleifranh, tho pretty, copy ou linen
paper is omitted, the veeord book only
preserving a transcript of it for future
reference, if ncjded. A single Wlro
connects tho office with tho Western
j Union, and an operator is always on
I hand to receive and transmit insssages
to all parts of the world nt cut goveru-
mcnt rates. Whjn the dispatcher ar
; rive, they are handed orer by tho chief
, clerk to tho oflld.tls for whom they are
p.-operly intended, and sueli of them as
I require translation are given for that
purposo to Mr. Uhouiut, the polyglot
official translator for the department.
LA GRIPPE IN CHINA.
Ten Thousand l'crAou fiuccumb to
Dltteaac ia One litir.
Tho grip has swept over the Chinese
empire und hunihc! i of thousands of
natives have gone down before the
dread disease. It was In Februury that
the grip ilivaded the densely populated
nation, and during tho tliirtv days its
ravages were felt the death rato in
creased to enormous proportions.
An American, who in iu tho Chlneso
customs service at Whampoa, was ut
"Whaiapoa at the time the grip was car
rying away tho Celestials by tho thou
sands. "The Chinese did not know what dis
ease had broken out in their midst, and
hundreds of the natives I know were
frightened to death," said he. "The
Chinese physicians woro nnablo to say
wkat diseaso was causing the enor
mous Increase In tho death rato, and
the result was a panic. The Mongolians
imagined tho evil spirit was deraonhtrat-
ing his wrath by sending a plague
I among them, and in order t.t head olf
j the wicked fellow's intentions they
i went through tho streets of all tho
large cities beating drums. Tho inten
tion was to drum tho evil spirit out of
"At Wlia nipon, which is ten miles
from Canton, tho natives became so
alarmed that they took dowu tho big
arum wlileh was built in the Joss house
there, nnd thousands of peoplo marched n nristeeniUe, high instep to the worn
through the streets rftcr tho hugo in- i en unfortunato enough t possess a
strumont, which was being pounded all
the timo by four or five husky China;
men. From that tune on the death rato
decreased, nnd the superstitious Im
agined the disease had been drummed
"I talked with several American
physicians who were traveling through
the country and they said the disease
was tho grip. Tho Symplons were ex
actly the same as tim people who
wero afflicted in this countrv exnerl-
enced. During one week in Canton at
the time tho disease was doing the most
harm fully ten thousand people in thai
city alone wero buried.'
A Willow with a retili-ree.
When Alcxnndcf Pope' visited the
Orient nearly two centuries ago, he ob
tained a slip of ono of the willows be
side tho waters of Uabylon, whereon
tho children of Israel hung their harpe
in the days of captivity. Planting the ' Don't say It's .malaria I think the pub
wand upon his return to Kngland, he 1 Uo has caught on to that V in n a man
secured a thrifty tree in time. From j dies of delirium tremens put it down aa
this latter Martha Washington pro- ' 'congestion of tho bruin.' and if he dio
cured a twig, which it is said sho from drunkard's liver , it 1:irriiuaia.'".
brought to Arlington Uehjht, with the ' Anyone who has e.vn mined lit-u of lt
Kama result Anil now a froo crown sured persons who huve died will have
from a Blip tnU'U from hers has just
been planted in the Indiana state-house
A. Rare ReUe Brought Cp from the Rot
torn of Luogh Erne.
During tho progress of the Lough
Erne drainage works, says the . Fer
managh (Ireland) Times, some rare and
j Interesting relics of bygone ages were
I uiscoverou, mil tnese sink Inlo Insig-
mhcance when compared with a recent
find which was dredged by Dhliermen
accidentally from the bottom of the
lower Erne from a depth of t-rween
twenty and thirty feet from the surface
of the lake This most interestiug relvo
has been secured by Mr Plvn'rietu M.'
IL I. A., who intends reading a paper
descriptive of it before the Uoyj! w.
ciciy ol antiquities nt their meeting
next summer. This rare find is a very
ancient catekach or shrine seven inches
long and about six nnd a half Inches
hiph and fonr inches broad ut tim base
The Interior was carved out of yew
wood and the exterior is composed of
bronze and beautifully decorated.
There was a small bronae bos lusida
the shrine, which appeared to be her
metically sealed when perfect In this
tho sacred object was deposited, which,
unfortuuately, was either lost or de
composed by tho action of carbonic acid
in the water.
la shape tlm shrine resembles the
little stone-roofed churches or oratories
which were erected between the suventh
and tenth centuries, and were contem
poraneous with the building f th
round towers Tho ridge of tl.o roof of
the shrine is surmounted longitudinally
by a billot of bronze, the front side of
which is very artistically adornu.l with
various types of intr!acvd p'ltterna.
wnieli are displayed m Boctir
are three raised bosses on '1 .
this house-shaped shrine- a
situated oa tho roof nnd t
ones on thu front. The one ..
is composed of bronzo ami i
form, with an nmbcrbend i:,
which Ls' surrounded wit:i
designed and delicately fori.,
lacing. There were w5.
nmbor and glass bends t;.;.
sertcd hero und there in t;,
ornaments lu order to einli. i
tcrlucing. In tho two broti.v i
ornaments, on the ends ! :
wero inserted two beads ol 1
glass. From the stylo of .
iu tho ornamentation of this
eating reliquary, it cannot l.
tho ninth, and certainly nol
the oloventh century
'inllse ' ic h
THE TUNNEL SEEMED
A . Postal Clerk's ferllnns r;itl
A thrilling experience, although not
ending fatally, was had by a railway
I a local train says i
Mion up ia tji Alie;
uitui urora wuuacteci as oimritHitor on
the Waii!:in;;Uin Btar.
rrrt.aa? mount a.na htui"
left his car for a minute or two to ran '
forward to tho engine, which was tak
ing water. The water tank was direct
ly west of tho great tunnel, mid when
the) tender was filled and the train '
started the clerk sprang for his car.
Tho entrance to tho car was on tho sido
and a solitary handle was grasped,
wheroby the clerk pulled hi msoH up to
the door. To his horror he found that
the door had been jr.rred shut and could
not be opened from the outside, and the
second that he discovered this fact tho
train shot into tho tunnel With a des
peration bora of a terrible deatli star-,
ing him in tho faco the clerk hammered
and kicked on the door and shrieked
aloud for help, butthe noise of the train
drowned his cries, nnd with both hands
grasping the handle, his feet on the iron
step nnd his body glued to the side of
the car, for fear of being duslieii off by
tho jngged sides, ho was carried through
As the tunnel was a mile long and the
atmosphere therein is almost Mtiliinj
this luckless mail clerk's experience
can he better imagined than described,
When the train shot into da.vliht again
the engtuoer looked back, its i l!:e cus
tom, to see if his train was billowing
all right, and discovered the clerk in
his harrowing pobition. Quu My stop
ping his cnglno the engineer ran hack,
and with tho assistance of the oruhwt
or, helped thu almost demented man to
the ground, where ho utterly colhipsed,
the strain upon his nerves being too
groat For six months he was urfder
physician's care, and, after he had be
come a well man again, he said "I
thought that tunnel was tea miles long,
and my head, I imagined, was lio.low, ,
with the dense smoke rushing iu my
mouth and nostrils and coming out of
! my cars liko steam pipe Whenever
I think of that ride ray brain rec'jt and
I feel myself crouching as I did upon
the outside of the car during that hor
rifying experience. "
A lluUt-t'p Hlioe.
The latest device is tho "instep pad."
"What is that?" the uninitiated inquire.
Why, a passport to the claim of aris
tocracy it is to make a perfc-t foot
"low-bred" foot It is aiaxi'v a little
! linen pad, says tho St Louis I dst-Ms-patch,
fitted directly over the mucp
. at tho place where, like old I ru le Xed'a
hair, tho -instep ought to lie but isn't.
Shoemakers are preparing ti. keep a
stock of theso high insteps with the
i moderately low heels uoiv demanded
by sense and fashion It is next to im
possible to get a shoe with a ;nh tn-
step, except- onu made on what la
known as the "Spanish hist " A ridlcn-
, l"8ly high heel ia a part of the make-
up of these shoes.
A prominent life Insurance man
addressing the alumni of liellerue med
ical college in New York the other day, ;
gave them soino "pointers'' on making
out proofs of death for insurance com-1
AVben you ure absolutely
i stuck," ho said,
say Its the ; 'gTip,"
noticed that "oongest'on of the brain
and "cirrhosis of . the liver" are sadly
frequent as causes of death.