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■■ r! » 0 trlo Koads and Snowfalls,
i [When luany of our electric rnf.Trgy
- Sflfibm W«w l'°ys il; waa just about
fM3""tiino of year that they got down
V,"' theatric or up froi tho cellar or
'';,-,' tho woodshed their old "double
Sonera,"" polished and oiled them
Tin anticipation of many eb^sta down
the icy hillside roads. They «n doing
wcttv much the same thing now, e-cept
♦hat the "double runners" have developed
So electric railway snow plows, whoso
function fa to spoil coasting rather than
facilitate it. These machines are of
tery recent origin, and are still in many
ways experimental devices.
Plows and sweepers have both been
used to displace tho snow from electric
railroad tracks. It has been thought by
come companies that the sweeper docs
itgwork too thoroughly, as it cleans off
M the snow, leaving only the bare
Ground for the use of other vehicles on
banners. This causes delays to the elec
tric cars and interferes with their prompt
ooera tion. Crosby and Bell state in their
book on the electric railway that "it is
best to leave an inch or two of snow on
the track when cleared by plows. Un
less th'! snow is very much compacted,
or has become a sort of frozen slush, it is
then possible to obtain fair contact be
tween wheel and rail, thus keeping up
the car service, 1;
The proper function of tho snow plow
is its constant use in keeping tho snow
on the tracks from packing and freezing.
Its principal use is in the city streets.
Where the road runs out into tho coun
try, or where the snows are light, the
sweeper service will probably prove
tonally desirable. On many roada a
combined plow and sweeper service will
bo found best of Electrical Review.
Ho round One Man.
: Captain John Miller tells a good story
about himself in connection with his trip
to the Chicago convention. While en j
ronte he thought lie would feel tho pub
lic pulse along tho road, so at the vari
on i (stopping places he got out on the j
rear platform and made short speeches
in favor of Senator Hill. The name of
Hill did not arouse the slightest enthu
siasm, greatly to the surprise of Captain
Miller, who before leaving Washington ■
had an idea that the Democrats of the
country were hungry for Hill's nomina
tion. Not a hand was clapped in re- |
sponse to Captain Miller's eloquence un- j
til the train reached a little town out in '
Ohio. There one man in the crowd ap-i
planded th" name of Hill quito vigor
ously. Captain Miller paused in his
speech, jumped off tho train and rushed
up to the man, saying:
"My dear friend, I inn glad to know
that there is one man out in this God
forsaken country who appreciates the
name of Hill."
"I don't belong here," replied the man. j
"I came out on the train with you, Cap- !
tain Jar!;." ;
. | That put an end to Captain Miller's j
electioneering for Senator Hill.—Wash- I
A Serpent of the Sea.
I Chancellor Hand, of McMaster univer- ]
sity, received by express a box which,
when opened, was found to contain a '
make some nine feet lon of slender
build and of a dull mud color. An ac
companying letter explained the arrival.
Last Hay, while on tho way from the
Philippine islands, the Theodore 11.
Rand, a chip named after the chancellor,
was caught in a heaVy gale off tho Afri
can coast. Everything was battened
down, and yet, after some hours, during
which the seas ran bodily over the yes-
Bel, the helmsman felt something like a
rope around his leg, and looking down
was horrified to find this snake.
Tho ship at the time was more than a
■. hundred miles off the shore.was closely
. battened and had not been in port for
Bomo weeks. Many theories have been
raised fo account for the reptile's pres
ence, some thinking it had been washed
aboard during the storm; others that it
hid lain dormant since the ship left port
and others suggesting that a genuine
sea serpent had la&t been found. The
captain forwarded the snake to tho chan
cellor as a curiosity.Toronto Empire.
| Found a Little Fortune in a Tree.
■ George Jones, a wooelchopper, engaged
in trimming sycamore trees in the center
of this city, observed hanging over him
two shining objects. He climbed higher
and found them to be tin cans of great
Weight. lie secured them, brought them
to the ground and on opening them
found that they contained gold pieces.
The contents amounted to ,000. Jones,
though a poor daily laborer, was cot
tempted by the glittering heap, but
brought the tree nre to the bank at San
Bernardino and deposited it for identifi
cation by the owner. The money had
evidently been hanging in tho tree but a
short time, as a week ago the same tree
■ *M partly trimmed.—San Bernardino
M*. San Francisco Chronicle.
Will Bow ii! Tholr Drinking Wutcr.
The Palo Alto students are forming a
"out crew with which they expect to
*™ additional laurels. An order will
soon be gent east for an eight oar shell,
a|';J^» ;^ Vv •cr w 'm 1, -hi reg i 1 a
practice. TUo reservoir adjoining the
WVil' ■ over v.hit.i a straight match
r 1"1 .will Loused for practic
rf PnrPQ*», and possibly some day an
awercollegii I shell row will be rowed
■wer tL' water. The majority of the
nnttents have refrained from drinking
■■«» water for months, and they do not
"m* rowing practice ia it will injurj it.
.j-San Frcucibco Eeport..
to 6ente nco bruuknrds to the Ktcloy Cure.
P*Kneaw la bi ing talked n"p in Augusta
cm. ™ J hl'lto !V l>:itn)» of the Keeley
«.,„'. .I" >' r! - : that the polioe and
X.! judge; shall be empowered,
' m"' ? has lICMI sentenced a certain
' thsiT I," '' 'iXli to jail, to send him to
Jud* a r, cuvo llt ll'° Btuto"« expense.
Wlou," ''r""s. «'f the Augusta uranic
• £.)L n n^ lB " '•'••-,' advocate of the
'"" tteVrt" wotlU have tho county bear
oil v, I?'' "ml if a man relapsed to his
*at«? blt?."fter taking the treatment
-1 nSt *° Bate l)ri80» ft* a ye
ki-'wwton_ (Me.) Journal. ;,,■
HE WOULD NOT LEAVE THE COLONY.
'■ prisoner Who Cttmbcd a Cocoanut Tree
in- l-'tfi: 1'! n Hegtiacttt.
It is the custom in the EiiUsh -army
that whenever a regiment is transferred
from one colony to another inisonsra
who maybe ta the jail are handed over
to thy outgoing Corps and continue ;h.»ir
BCtitcncca ut the new i... ion. hi one
cuse one of these jailbirds made Kp his
mind that ho would not leave the c ilony.
Private Johnson was one of the smart
est men in the cor] and furthermore
he was an excellent groom and almost
a "cordon bleu." 110 had one rart fail
big. Ho was a thief. Hi - peculations
had, however, been generally small, and
ho had escaped serious punishment. One
night d large Btorein tho town was bro
ken into and a considerable amount of
money stoli n. It was conclusively
proved that Johnson was the thief, and
ho was pent to jail. When tho regiment
waa leaving tho colony, Johnson, with
some other soldier prisoners, was to be
handed over according to custom. When,
however, hi i cell was visited, it was
empty, and there was not a sign of
A search was made in every direction.
and nt last a prisoner pointed to a cocoa
nut tree which ■.■..•.,,,• in the middle of
the prison yard, on 1 there comfortably
seated among the tuft of lee..-;■ ..
Johnson. The warden at first tried to
get the man down by quiet persuasion,
then he threatened, then stormed and
swore. Johnson laughed contentedly at
every mood, but did not move. The fact
was reported to tho colonial secretary,
who recommended that the fir ■ engine
be called out and the man washed down,
Tliu chief of the fire department hardly
thought it was consonant with his dig
nity to wash a prisoner out of a cocoa
nut tree and reported that there was not
pressure of water enough to get a stream
to the top of the tree. This was proba
bly true, for the tree was a tall one.
The case was again referred to the co
lonial secretary, who tools it before the
governor. Ilis excellency was having
luncheon with some of the departing
officers and their friends and was having
a good time. Ite was vexed thai at sue!)
a time ho should be troubled with official
work, us hastily glancing over the docu
ment lie added the following instruc
tions: Cut the How down:. I mean
! the tree."
This could only be done by the engi
neering elepartment, t<o orderlies were
Bent out to find the chief engineer.
While all this was going on, tinio was
■lipping away. Almost ail the troops
wero on board the troopship, and asthes a
vessels wait for no one the escort which
had been Bent to bring Johnson down to
the ship hi ' to hurry off, not to be late I
itself. Johnson bellowed a farewell, and
i despite the strong wage of the ward
jen still laughed and did not move, Be
j fore the engineer department had come
I to a col ion is to how to cut down
the tree and lower it gradually, the
troopship had up anchor and was steam
ing out of the harbor,
Then Johnson climbed down the tree
and finished bis sentence em the island,
! to which he had taken a fancy, His con
i viotion had carrie ! with it hi "discharge
! with ignominy." lies.-; tied in the i land
and was Boon in easy circumstances. Ho
i hail undoubtedly hid lon his stolen prop
j erty, and after his release dug it up and
i started in business. When Johnson was
last seen; he was flourishing and had a
; largo cocoauut rove around his cottage.
■ —New York Tribune.
"Talk about business enterprise," said
Frank L. Perley, a circus man. "Away
i back in 1833 we had 0 young fellow with
I us who was gettiugslß and his board.
! The night Jumbo was killed in St.
! Thomas this boy developed himself. We
; were nil sympathizing with poor old
' Jumbo and wondering how we could re
j place him. The youngster was thinking
lof something ,'. You know the tail
i of an elephant has at the very tip a
bunch ofTthiek hair very much like a
! brush. This boy got tinder the fence and
' had pulled every hair out of Jumbo's
! tail. His business at the circus was to
I sell ball ion i to children. Well, there
! were TO of thoso thick hairs, and at the
i show the next afternoon he was gelling
' them for $1 apiece as relies of the great
! giant. He sold ?."> eif them and practi
cally found $73. Ti i other one he kept
; for himself and still wears it as hi mas-
I cot." — Louis Globe-Democrat.
Kutli i .ii'l Her Vena.
Little Rut can read very nicely, and
i her mother Is anxious that at an early
i age she shall become familiar with the
i Bible, bo that when she was obliged to
i leave home to bo gone Cvi months she
told Rti she v.\.::ld bring her home a
I mutt' ii she would Bay a Bible verse every
[night before sho went to bed. Ruth
: promised that she would. Mamma came
i homo at the en i of the live months. Be-
I lore presenting the muff shesaids "How
! ul. * the verses. Until?" "1 Hlid one
every night, mamma." "Tli-t's mam
! ma's pice girl. Yon must ba-.e learned
[a good many In BV° mouths, dear."
, "Why, l always said ttievery same one."
i "The same one all the Llaie! What was
that?" "Jeima wept," said Ruth. It
' wasn't jui t what mother oxpcctei, ! i;:
i Ruth got th ■ muff.— Boston t-'iobo.
I ~~~ ' r ri
Billiard Itoiini In nouses.
: Houses will soon bo all topi Men ■will
! go up stairs to play billiards when they
1 will not go down." Op stairs there is
: greater freedom of conversation. Fath
j its hiivo discovered that if there is a well
equipped billiard room near the roof,with
! good air, a-.i unrestricted outlook, ade
! firm 1:; privacy r.nd ( ::tit.iactory means of
! ri't'ri siuuent,' their sous, after business
'< hours, are much more apt to conic home
!,-.-id bring their frienda with them to
i play until dinner than to go to their
■ clubs.— San Francisco Argonaut.
• Mod*} Easily Made.
Wcli space for advertising .purposes
' ccTsr.iiauda very high rentals In p- .pulai
. business thoroughfares in this city.
• Th^ra H one tnan who ■. tain an annual
' iiiecuwof seviral thousand dollars out
Bf ono fido of a bouse which is ccusp!<"-
ously exposed.— York Herald.
There ia on? tiling t.Uat stibuW na
chaugod 'ocfoi & tiiot a,r fuciwi U U M
hi iho Bcui;' v elf i; ij■"■■.•' ■-'''-! to irirJtolne
ecieidonica di;,:,:i",cii end hsjrcSavc. l
Th« U l1soiWl::u:iu;T ij i«tiWJ«U»tOft I
and iMii;;ivr;.n:vti wfc€ii2-',"A\»-«i la net
as humrr.iy palltcaftrj wr>l istivS the
boily to Use Luma oi ('::<■ <U'.-1 ectator.
This v.:i» v.( 11 ilh'.sii-iltcU by V::i' tuui/ral
of Senator IZmim. On Uw trout row rat
the president ami Ills'ciOducti nH ilreased
iv block, with Mack ucr'..-ties ouO black
gloves. 11l tho r.oxt iwv f.it Uie 11101:1
--bcra of tb< supreme court «' ll!1'ir aw*"
ward and glistening pawns of block t ilk,
while behind tho jntlgi s win- ilu- foreign
ministers, 11H in block.
Just ncross thouisloill thu swtsof ton
or and i.nniniit.-.iv.' « A Hi? Bcaatora mid
congressmen yvhp 1... 1 Ucou selected to
act us pall! can ra mil to represont con
gress on tin; [urn nil train, Senator Faulk
ner, at tlw Ui-iid of i hti litit?; waa resplen
dent with necb'Ue't-f brillinnt reO spots,
while next to hhy tUii lijjht blue trousers
ami colored tie of EemUnr Blftckburn
were very conspiciiocs. UongrvssuiMi
Bingbam of I. .;.■:> ivar.i.i. 1-y < ... anon
acceptance tlwbisst drossed man in the
hou.sp. had oy'a l;.i;:o whito eilk necktie,
while Congrwsimin Onthwaita of Ohio
wore uoi twear f,f glistening blue. Con
gressman Wilson ef West Virginia wore
light iron-is and n many colored tie,
ami other pallbearers were (ftiilty of the
sunn' violai ion < 1' the nuion of i;ood taste.
Then, ton, i.-i, govntntucnt should pro
euro ii new lot of munrninjf sashes. Half
of them art 1 disfigured with marks of
age i:i"l pitscut an appearance more
striking than appropriate.—Cor. Boston
Schoolgirls <.;.< ; I. ;i Awny.
Tlie trip of Vidq President Stevenson
to Washington waa enlivened by what
came near being v wholesale abduction
of schoolgirls from Connorsville, Pa.
When the train Btopjiod at that point, a
dur.i-n Bchbolgirls, ranfflug from 13 to 16
yeara old, climbed aboard tho train, and
the prettiest one asked for Mr. Stevenson.
Sim was primed with 11 speech! but the
vice president 1 lect had gone to tho roar
of the train to address tbo crowd. While
they waited the girls entertained .Mrs.
Stevenson and tho rest of the party and
were very hffppy when the train began
to move. The party were assured the
train wan only moving to switch and
would ho run back,
But the moving wus all straight ahead,
and to the great glee of the squad of
schoolgirlßimd tiiesur; :■! . 1 i Steven
| sons the train got up speed a-:'l went fly
ing away. Wli 4it waa com luded that
the train ititcjndp'd t^i mako its i xt stop
on schednle liweilht; s:;.:n..] wna i yen to
j stop, but bi lore ir cohld ho brought to a
standstill it whh thrw mileaont of town.
I The chiltirwi v.civ 1 •! dowii and started
lon tin pilgriiniis'' bach to school about
; tin- most elated li;;nd in I'm slate. —Chi-
;oi oHi raid.
'I'lie Party t»f l*utrlollsm.
The Bpeucli delivered at Detroit by
Senator Anthony Higgiusof Delaware ii
a manly and cunqnout presentation of the
greate&t quiiation •>(' the day. It is Dem
ocratic doctrine ilini ihi.^ Republican
senator Pimnciatcs w-licn he fcts forth
tho principles of tialtoual growth; but It
lis more than that: it la Republican doc
trines it is A-r.i-ri -.. I dncti'iiie.
Read in connection with such equally
manly and patriotic declarations as the
recent remarks of Senator Morgan, a
Democrat and a ro'nthornor, itseemsas
i, ■ the nest division of political parties
I hi this country were atmoßtsuretobeon
i lines like tlui b: (.in the one aide '"■' par
\ ty of vigorous, aggressive, progressive
i Aiuericaai n: on ii; • other the party of
i obstruction, of foreign sympathies and
A campaign of education in this re
! speet is now going on. The distinction
is becoming more and more sharply in
dicated between those who are i lamed
or unwilling to be Americana and those
; ,v i an not u'nwlllinjf or ashamed.—
Now York buu.
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i thus speaks of a.yer'»PiH»i
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I -.ever tried; and, in my judgment, no
j ■ bettor general remedy could be devised.
i I have used them in my family and
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employes for mom than twenty year*.
To my certain knowledge, many cases
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day chills, dumb ague, bilious fever,
sick headache, rheum itlsm, Bui, dys
' jifpsia, constipation, -ml bard colds. I
I know thai a moderate n»e of Ayer's
Tills, continued for a few clays or week*,
! us the nature of the complaint required,
■ v, mid lie found an absolute curs for the
i disorders I have named above."
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I el^'l.t years, and I can -■■<■ lay that
Ay*r'» Pills give bettor satisfaction
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known to me." 11. A. Anciint, M. P., Kills Worm*, (fives Bleep, «ad promote! dl
111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y. gotten,
Without injurious intvii.-fif i.m.
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