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VOL. XLYin SO. 288.
BOCK ISLAND. IXiLi.. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 22. 1900.
l'AHJJS 7 TO lO.
Famous Admiral Discusses
CHARITABLE TOWARD HIM.
Thinks He Did Not Mean To
Say Anything Un
kind. New Vrk, S.'pt 22.
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f'l.i.-a'o. S.-;.f - I 'h't-
ti:aii. of N.-w Al'i iiiy. I:.. I., had si-x.-ral
linndi "-d dollars In i.i- v. in n Ii.-
arriv.-l in f'h'.. ai: V. da. -day n.- in
Ii'iZ :ifd ! lir. o . 01 :r. ,!.! . -,. : 1 en ii ; 1 in 1
r-flort tt oUiain it. In liana laria-
or lia.l vi ral liiia.ir. .i .1. .liars in h.j
Vo. -ki t 111!.'!'. !ait t;. - :i;r.f Im-li who
W U't. d il.l- Ili- l;. V V,.Tr lalllli-hill it:
a poll... W'hlln.a;. iiad .m ill
'hi. a.. s.-x . r;:l !...ui !;. n a man (r!v
II. a h: i;.'.:a.. as I: ll.i n:z.d 10. t him.
V hit ii, a 11 ami ilirnt. 1 .1 . 1 1. r i f.i-iiiiii-I
. and at u,...-:- tin-.v slart-
od for tin- ! -: ! in it. Tli- 'li-t-ril
a !.n Idinj n.-ar I'anal Ht;d i'.'iir
! flith -ti-ffts. Hi.i'ii Sam Hi.ick and
S:i!n Mi put in .m aj p .jran-.
Itif..dn. f:..!;s f..!! .v.,-!. .i: d f:o:.i
tills t ; ale 0:1 I f .1 ! :i :
tire.- ef if. a. im
He asserts that the n:
him " 'kin. k-.n" .In j -beer
a ;.! that iie .. !;af:
1 iumt.'l. 'I h.-n I..- a.-,
r.la. k ..r !. .11 ! ;. 11
SI" from lr-i He v. ..
1 roil! :l seeotld s e y w
r had a lirtdy
t his a , .lint.
n tried to lv"
in .n 1 ; 1 ss 1 . f
: 1 i-ln wit.i
a.-e- M. yer and
up ini'l ! akins:
d- a hn-fy exit
n.h'W and ne;i-
!;ed I lie 'liee.
I tnl l.-ni. i flel.rr.t ilo-ir I I fe rm ii. .
V. .!.,-. Sept 'JI Tl ti-i'-i . ih an
n:.ri! ..f 1 he .1. ! : e: n.-i of li-nie
1 !!! :ii. d .m-s-. ( . ti '::hou!
i i'i' !
mv ha.' h
V-. fssS- -s; . AT
Sk. - - jar
"A ww!:iiftft I mmfoutrf t! t- ; -?i ! ;; rctrrr.t pk!1 for homo,
lurr'.vr.l tiomoa perfeel rf.-k. re!n.-"1 in itf't!;! from !75 to 1 l'"i I i.'in1.
!v tnether : .". f.rors I..-iit :n I 'r. V:i; :i. J'-i.k p;l; f,;r i !
IVo; ie a-; 1 h.- j rMJilfil me : :l.' tl.rm. I i! !. ai:,i r 1 pi-r;ri.rrd a
i'-iJI i ;l-f t'V :!. lima I luel ijf n :r-.rrv I v trn I In.) mltrn flT
ts.. 1 . en: ir-i.' eure.l. 1 he j .-itn w; a ! c.ne. niy r.rnei:e wns (nod
nn.1 I h.m t-slnf.l ti- "t-n nJ mrtLti. lu i.j 1 av;i can, tiiaaka
Ui Ii. V i..:.ui. l'ii:k i ills. '
Fi:r A. Pur.mv,
r r.' t tT a:! dn.'er. or ni'l tie pent pr-r
re--ul ..f rr.. S-i .nT a m. r
f 2 . I ..lrelns !
i'i... i.f.nilv, N. Y.
If: .' fCvei.VW li'U -n !:!,., wire dosed
ttld hi.n- bubi!' l.ii!:. lit:;: hung
vv-nti il.it! !i. q.ite if th rainy
-t-ir tii? canital was crowded with
ViiT!n-::i-ri- -visitors To witness the
municipality proceed the Pdntlnon
.'md !;: wreaths on the Tombs of
Victor Err.m.mud 1 1 and Humbert I.
Iate of .11 m llonnr.l t shV-
Frankfort. Kv . sl-:. Hi . I ;.! .tint
Ho-vard li.-ue a innt;!' i;r- on .Jan. :;? )
!i lli.-U ipicv-f ioll ill ;l LTfllt H:-.lSllrf !
t!-I-inls lj'rry. -ihui Ms !:f.-. I
TL- ;ttn s. for the i!-f.-i;sf .ill iOit.
';.1t on -Inn. :inl (lnys If.,re hi
fflf W.'l-i l;ili sh.-ivi t;, wbilf V.iii wit- .
ii4ui. for tliP iro.i-iM:tion swp.ir he
h;nl a Di'.isM. I,- .,u U.e .;i(th of Jan
'uininate.l for Conijre..
Qniny. sft. The Ii.-mo-
f-ratif i..iiie.-iutia! niDvfntdii l.fi.l
her- y--t.Til.iv to ii..:uii)at- .ii nr..i;iial.
f. sik .wI Yil!Ul.!-r-l wiH.u..r1lilii J .
who u it!nlr n- from the co:.Kr'i!n!i.il
ran' .ti a'--oiini of sii kiia. noiiiinatt'.l
on thf lir-n I .nll .r .Mi.!- .1. Ky
Ilifhry, of Macoinl,, county judge of
M InnoiiL'h ii.'ii.ty.
fortjr IVrutii I.t at
London. S.-i.t. a !N.at. h fro;u
Ath.-ii" to I.h.v.N. !vii!z furt!i.-r !.- (
t:iii of the l;a.ttt-r t the Eiryj.tian j
in.-i.i M.-aiiiPr i naiki.-li. now a."!inr' 0:1
tin- island of An.lros. one of th'
f'yl.nl-. says that forty of t pa-
Sctili'TK lltl'I I I'CW ITC ll.VlWnr-d.
Sri,r 011 th- Hall I iel.l.
' 'hl'-ann. S. j.t. 'JI. Following ur.
i-st..!-days l.i':ci!,. hall sr".rts: At
I'.ostoii I'hilad. lirhia 1'. I'...st,,n .": at
New York I'.n . iklyn j. Xi-w Yolk 0
t-n iiii't:.: at I : t -1 1 1 M. Lou is I.
1 ".1 1 i .i : x in.
A. a Mutter of Citir.i-.
Willi;. Ilill'ia. -Nov.. S.-il. Jl. Th
lni-n who r.ihl.id itif First Vafion.tl
l.anl; v. sti-rday hae f-. aji. d to tin'
Onr Ol.l Miliiplnnlrrii.
A:i i fih-iT of t!.i- tr-.-a-nry di-.:irtnif.;.t
f M iniat.'s t!nit inort than $I.".nju.i d
v.oiili of tin' old fashioii-d f rai-tional
I-.-.i-t -i:rr.-n y i stii! outstanding, ai d
j thonh soini' of it lias d .nl-tii ss Ik'. :i
I d. -;ro.-d the ln:IU of it is h.-Id .y a 1
j !(. .is imd prisat.- !;idi id'irds. Lvtiy
j i.ow am! th. :i s. mo . !d pi r- in lii -,
I and thi- h-i:s. limlii, a . n 1 : ; 1 t : I y of the
I "shinphisN-rs" in a disn.-ed p l. tlio.iii
or sonio other I ; ! I i I ir Jilaee. send th'':.'l
to aliiiif..n t- l.e redeemed. ifea
sloi.iilly. too. l.ai,s forward liile a lot
i f the notes in iKil.r.d.eil siiects. j'tst ::s
they K"t theia ii. any y. ars At lir. t
the-.- h.-ts had to I-,- nt apart wliU
' M-i-soi s. Imt 11 : t.-rv. nrd they were p r
foratvd like p.'ta'" stai:;j.s so as to
1 he torn npart. Net loi:ir h;.i th..' trens-
i:r re eie.l :i l.amll.erehief full . f till j
tsrrcney of tin nrst issue, eneli no'c
I'.ii' s:u':il !' Tr. :is;;i r Jpini.. r
with his own hand. Ahoilt ..';.!"")
worth of tiiis fra-Mional pnper coin's
in for rede'iipt ion each year, and koi:.
of the Lest of it Is saved oi:t by t!.'.
l.-p.nrtineiit to he -ifii away in iv-.pen--e
to npplieations from collet tors.
C):ii Qnit Knoni:!i.
"I don't s l...w any sane in.l'l rn;i
v.-rmt more than one ulfe." Lf said as
he t'.ni; he.l reiidins an jiitiele 011 Tt:r
"Ys; one Is .uite nou'li. Isn't !t.
' ih arV" .--he returned. "The human heart
( Is n it lare enough for more thnn one,
and tin 11 polygamy always seems t
. Illi1 fi so eiicapeli u (Uliell too."
j "I wasn't thinking of that." lie n:i
i fwi rcil. "What bothers nie is how anj
j man fan go to work deliberately to ne
jiuuiulate troubie-to make a collec
tion, us you iniht say." Cliicaito Fost.
A pl rat ion
Hills (at t!it
tb'pL't tlcins away.
Mills Yes; foiii;; to seek my fortune.
Want to cn Hlons?
II ills-No: I've Jt:st rc turtnd from
sct-kini; mire. I'.y the way. could you
I an me $1 till yon gut back ? Chicago
Is or.e f li.iri'.-.h:p anil ex
posure, a:.. 1 the dangers from
liiseasc are es urt-at as from
sht'.l r.a.l bul'.ct. Here is a
s:.ry uf a l.fc that was saved :
I n;!'! ir. I'empnr.y F. Flrtt Rf t
niit New n:k ulunimn. at lh
t filr.Mi.cofti.f wr iti, sraiii. While
1 nirr:u;i e.iitr at lloi.o.ulu I tm
k. r. Mith r...i.;ir. lik'Ma eomi.!l-
"I'.'i i;-Ji..- trout-V. I m.s in th
1 r . irt oiif . aiid win 11 ilii. li.rci'il
wit fth..tiT. .1.
r. lin :ker A i en tie.
" Ltica, .V. r.
SUIlE SIGX OF DEATH.
ONE SIMPLE TEST THAT, IT IS AL
! LEGED. NEVER FAILS.
A I'It'IcIiid V. ho Mr He Haa Tried
It In M ore Than a Thomanil Caaea
I'splnlna Ilia Method uf Preventing
Tbo iiuestioh of an absolutely sure
f-i'ii of deaib has troubled mankind
frou ancient times. It Las been most
variously answered, but never to en
tire satisfaction. The dilHculties we
meet with are: First, that not all or
pans of the bodv die in one moment
1 sin-! seci.iid. tint the action of some of
the vital organs may be no diminished
that by ordinary means it appears a
most impossible to decide whether the
life in thein is in fact extinct or not
I The actual causes of physiological
death are three: 1'irst, cessation of
! brain function; second, cessation of
.'respiration or failure of the lun
! third, failure of the heart.
i The lirst. involving immediate death
of the central or animal nervous sys
teui only, is not nt once followed by
!n... i. ....;..; .- ..e i... ...;..t.....i
IUV. IIIUl. II . 11.1 KJl HIV ..'l lllll.l ill IIVI . iu.3
system and its fpeeial so called vegeta
tive center", as loii;; auo was ileiuon-f-trated
by ISrown-Seiiuard. Schiff and
, otiiers. . the lungs may continue to
. contract and expand, the heart may
'continue to beat, even if with greatly
diminished power. e know lurtln r
'hat the life of the skin is not extinct
Hair and nails continue to grow, the
t-tomacli continues to digest, the liver
to secrete bile. etc. Ilespi ctiug the sec
end cause of death, we well know that
respiration may cease for ijuite awhile
If the brain is not affected and the cir
culation not int. -ill;. led. And of the
third cause, by heart failure, the same
may be said. So we see that we may
speak of true, absolute physiological
death only after the cessation of func
tion of the thiee organs together or at
least of two of them, the lungs and the
heart, without the life action of which
the brain certainly cannot operate.
Now. as regards respiration, we hn ve
very simple means to demonstrate its
cessation. So remains, in fact, as the
only one to show its true death the
heal t. Th!s to prove indeed with abso
lute certainty is ijuite a di:lieiilt prob
lem. I'poii the absence therefore of
any and all traces of c irculation in the
body have been concentrated most ex
periments. And as regards the same
we have to take into consideration that
by diseasi the hcai t beats might be di
minished to but s- few faint pulsations
per inintite. might become so imp. rc p
tible, that without tin- aid of special in
struments and long continued observa
tions noth'iii: of their existence mi'y be
In the following I shall give the sim
ple means by which any person easily
t iiough may convince himself of the ab
sence ..r presence even of the slightest
traces of circulation:
If we ligate tiulit a member of the
body-best, for example, a finger be
tween the l'iist and second joint in the
living we will soon not ice, beginning al
most at onee.a reddish coloration of the
portion above the ligature. It becomes
darker and darker red and finally ns
mincs a dark bluish red color. The
entire upper portion will be thus af
fected, and only directly around the lig
ature there will It- a small, colorless,
white ring. Now, as sure as this dis
coloration will be observed in the living
being, as ::re will all traces of It be
absent in the dead. The bluish discolor
ation o.-iasioiiailv observed of and
around the linger nails in some corpses
is of no influence upon, nor does it in
terfere in the slightest with, the phe
nomenon a id its correct intorpretnti m.
The phen-.ni"iion of course is easily
enough explained In the living by the
stagnation f the blood in the veins
awl the capillaries when a new supply
through the arteries and the baekllov.
through the veins is cut off by the liga
ture. Th-: white ting around the latter
is produced 1 y the partial arterial, par
tial venous ana niia.
In place of a finger, if. as it at times
may happen, the skin seems too thick
and horny to hov the phenomenon
plainly, though this will but seldom oc
cur, one may use the toes, the earlaps,
even the tip of the nose, if desired. The
member must le only thin enough in
order to make the ligature as tight and
perfect as possible.
I nao iise.l this i. n ans in about I.o,"',-i
to l.'liii cases pre io-:s to post mortem
In or.e case only I observed the men
tioned diseol'.rntlon. though it was
impossible to notice any heart action
by any means. I nt once resorted to
venesection, and. sure enough. The
blood flowed, and after a short time
I faint lu art l-eats up to seven per
J minute cnid be dist:i.guihed. Kvcry-
thUig was i.oi'e to sart respiration.
Yet it was to,., h-itc. and the heart lnats
within half an hour gradually diniin-isln-d.
The o..rpe had lrn lying
for dead for over two hours. Ir. Theo
dore leecke in I'tica Press.
Wealth, bat I ouldn't Write.
"Hotels t i.n rtaln a good many ji-ople
who can't write." said the -erk of a
large hot.-l. "and the bad pen comedy
i Is t nacted quite frequently, of cour-'e
j The clerk has to 1-e cry can fi;i int to
j let th- guest s;ipe, t Ih.at ll- is on to
I the dodg". f.,r sii' h folk me very sen
sitive aU-ut their educational inrirmi-
I "I unco knew n man v ho paid ?1.2"'
a year x-l-ly to kep hotel clerks from
I know itig that lie couldn't write IT ov n
j name. He 1 gan life as a day Ia!orer,
j drifted out west and made a f-.rtune
j tl rough 'easing a supposed worthless
. UU--1S 13 Montana. WeLe accurau-
. lated about S1.VU"1", he sold out and
started hi to travel and have a good
i time. He was naturally shrewd, but
: he had never had a particle of school
ing, and dodging registers at new ho-
j tels lieeame the chief worry of his life.
"At first he used M tie up his hand in
, a. handkerchief and pretend it was
hurt, but lie realized that the trick was
i pretty transparent, and at last he em
) ployed a young newspaper man at SloO
a m;.nth to travel with him as his 'sec
rctary." The ex-miner necr sent or re
i reived any letters, he didn't care for
reading, and the sivretary's one and
cily duty was to sign hotel registers,
Thev would walk in together, and the
young chap would say deferentially.
'Shall I do the registering for us Ix.th
foIonelV 'If you please.' his boss
would reply, and he would thereupon
write, 'Col. and secretary. Mon
tana.' " New Orleans Times-Demo
Mine That Burn For Veara.
A niiml er of good sized mines are
now on fire in the United States and
have been for years. The Vulcan mine
on the tireen river, opposite Newcastle,
in Colorado, has been on fire since the
great explosion several years ago. when
about V(' persons lost their lives. All
efforts to iu'eiich it have proved fruit
less. In I'.utte there is a mine which
has been afire since ISM. It has been
treated with carbonic acid gas gener
ated on a large scale, quicklime and
acids and all the stifling devices that
genius and experience could devise, but
so far witLout effect.
In Peniisvl vania there are several
steadily burning mines, and in oik
place where the outlet of natural gas is
vcrv great the spectacle it affords is f
surpassing interest. 1-or miles around
a great tower of tire may be seen day
and night, and the dense black smoke
which it gives off settles upon the sur
rounding country. How a mine gets
i lire is easily explained, even though
the greatest precautions are taken to
prevent it. Coal seams exude a gas
varviug In quantity according to the
pressure and the quality or the deposit.
which gas when mixed with air in cer
tain proportions is about ns explosive
as gunpowder. New Y'ork Post.
Fonnr rrrnLa of YeSte Hnllliert.
Mile. Y'vette Cuilhcrt in the heyday
of her American success was in splen-
lid spirits. In crossing a certain dis
trict on Sundav she was unable to get
a bottle of claret.
"If I give it to vnii. madaine." said
the waiter. "I shall have to go to jail.
"Then go." said Mile, (iuilbert cheer-
fullv, "but first get me mv claret."
One afternoon in Chicago two blank
cards were fent up to her by callers i.e
string her autograph, on the one she
rote, "Y'vette (iuilbert is a very good
singer, and on the other, "l vette duil-
bert is a very naughty singer."
"Now," she said airily as she dropped
them on th! trav, "let them choose
wheech is w beech."
Her wiMlom was ,.f a worldly de
scription, "lor who wnrgive nie bread
when I no longer please by my song
the dear publeec? No. Therefore I come
to America, and I come high-" Satur
day livening Post.
The Sonrpc of M'ladom.
"I wonder how Solomon became the
wisest man on earth?"
"That's easily explained," replied the
man with the intellectual but worried
face. "You see. Solomon had a large
number of families, and of course his
children asked questions. Just as all
children do. I have no doubt Solomon
was line anyiiody else and had a cer
tain dislike to exposing his ignorance.
When one of the childon would ask
him something he didn't know, he'd
make believe he w anted a drink of wa
ter, and then go out and look in the
back of the dictionary. I shouldn't be
surprised if he were c impelled to do
this ."ii or O) times a day. Fnder such
conditions a man couldn't help getting
w ise." Washington Star;
An Anfol Lou.
At a fire in Cambridge, Mass., na oc
cupant of the damaged house was be
wailing the loss of her purse. Several
firemen joined In a search for the miss
ing iicketlx.ok. but after spending
some time in their quest were still un
successful. Finally the chief said to
the woman :
"How much was in the pocket book'
As she answered. "Fifty cents." the
look f disgust on the chief's face was
t io evident P. be mistaken.
The Maaenline View.
(ientleinaii My wife has lost her wa-
j tt rproof. and hdie wished me to stop in
j here and order anotlyr sent up at once,
. as it looks like rain.
I eabT Y'es, sir. What sort, sir?
(lentbir.an-I'm I've forgotten the
name, but it's one of those that make a
w oman l.M.k bettt r dressed In wet
weather than she Is in dry weather.
N. w York Weekly.
To Philip Sn.er.
When a Woman who asked Philip of
Mace-lo'i to do her Justice- w as sr.:bbel
by the petulant monarch, she exclaim
ed. "Philip. I shall appeal aga?:ist this
"Appeal.' JiiiTvjpred the enraged
king. "And to whom will you apical?"
"To I'll. lip sober." was her reply.
A Ietroit business man says that dic
tating to a stenographer has ruined his
sitllmg. He cannot Vrite an ordinary
letter now. he says, without makin;
gross errors in orthography.
The marble keeps merejy a cold and j
t-a-l memory of a man who else would
If forgotten. No man who needs a -ccmS-fcat
ever ougbjta. ess,
OT-Ti T (IV WVCTsi.
SCENES THAT USED TO
AUDIENCES YEARS AGO.
A I.utlionma llilin That Once
Floored 1'rnnk. Mn; o In the C'li
lunx In ''Itavy Crockett" A Crude
I'i re Seen 1 lint Was Very Popular,
'"(Ireat Scott, how a modern audi-
.'Uce would gibe at the stage effects
tliat used to thrill folks thirty or so
years ago. said an old theatrical man-
aurr who was ia 1110 my nvouuy t-u
route to Frisco. "Take the famous
wolf scene ia "l'avy Crockett,' fur in
stance, that made a fortune for dear
old Frank Mayo. That was consid
ered one of the most realistic things of
its day, and it stirred audiences to ab
solutely frantic excitement. Y'ou re
member how it went: Iavy and the
heroine have taken refuge in a moun
tain cabin, and suddenly they hear
a long drawn wail Ow-o-o-o-o!
Ow-o-o-o-o-oi It sounded like a tom
cat on a moonlit fence and was emitted
by the 'prop' mau. standing in the
wings. 2avy springs to his feet. H
listens with his hand to his ear. The
orchestra plays tremolo. 'The wolves
he cries, and the house begins to hold
Mt-a n while the prop man puts on
more steam. The beasts are uearing.
I'avy glares around distractedly. Mcr
ciful lieviiigsi He has burned up the
door bar tor ruel: i he prop man
howls at the top of his voice. li;iv
dashes up his sleeve. He springs to
the door, rams his bare arm through
the emptv staples, and two stuffed
wolves' heads are poked suddenly
through a hole at the bottom: Then
the curiam drops, there is more treiiio
lo, and it rises again to discover I'avy
fainting at the portal with a couple
streaks of red paint around his good
right arm to show w nere the staples
pinched. That scene would excite d
risjon today, but it kept the wolf from
Mayo's own door for many a long year
Incidi-ntallv it was responsible for
some ludicrous mishaps.
"(Mi one occasion, while touring
through Iowa, the special scenery was
delavcd bv a railroad wreck and a local
stage cariieiit.f undertook to "fake up'
the cabin interior. I'.y some mistak
lie made the staples several inches too
small, and when Mayo, who was
rather poitly. rushed to the rescue In
was horrified to discover that he could
Hot get his arm through the irons. Hi
pushed and squirmed and sweat blood
but it was no go. and as the wolves
were supposed lo be advancing n a
dead lope the situation was deeldedlv
critical. It so happened that th
actress who plae.l the heroine that
season was very sj.iiituelle, not to say
scrawny, and while poor Davy was
still wriggling at the door some gallery
god suddenly piped out: 'Hreak away.
fatty, and lit do lady try:' The audi
ence roared and Mayo signaled for a
'Fire effects are regarded with dis
favor nowadays," continued the man
ager, "ill-cause if too realistic thev are
apt to create a panic in a crowded thea
ter, but in the old melodramas there
was no danger of mistaking them for
the real thing, and thev were great
drawing cards. Hack in the early
seventies Joe Murphy, the Irish come
dian, loured the country in a play
called 'Help,' which contained a fire
scene that was regarded as the most
remarkable ever produced on the road.
The curtain rose on a barnlike In
terior, supposed to represent an opium
len in San Francisco. Presently a
Chinaman passed an open dour in the
back, carrying a lamp, and a moment
later a crash was heard, indicating that
he had dropped it. A red glow imme
diately came through the chinks in the
rear wall and grew rapidly brighter
and brighter, while there was a sound
of excited footsteps, indistinct shouting
uid furniture being dragged across the
Iloor. All that, occurring out of sight.
worked the audience to a high pitch of
nervous tension. I In n smoke began
to ooze through the cracks, the red
glow continued to increase, and all of
i sudden the entire back wall tottered
ind sank forward on the stage, dis
closing a dim iierspecti ve, with flames
shooting up here and there and firemen
rushing pellu.ell in every direction.
That spectacle created a tremendous
sensation wherever it was put on, yet
the entire effect was produced by a
few shovelfuls of red lire burned in
the wings and a little Iyciiodiuui pow
der, which Hashes into a big. harmless
Maze and was concealed in tin boxes
attached to different parts of the set
ting. The back wall was l.-t dow n on
a couple of piano w ires, which used to
get stuck occasionally and suspend it
in midair. There was a celebrated fire
scene in Cbmfrau'.s play of 'Mos.-,' but
it was admitted to be inferior to the
one I have descrilied, and the crudities
of both are very laughable when com
pared to modem attempts along the
"Theast thing of that kind I saw was
in Ixmdon a few years ago. It repre
sented the burning of a tenement.
Smoke and flames injured out of the
casements; Immense beams crashed
down, scattering showers of sparks;
walls crumbled, people leaped from the
w indows and were caught in nets, and
firemen sent streams of real water In
to the blazing ruins. As I watched th
mimic eonflacrratioii my mind reverted
to the days of Chanfrau and Murphy,
and I smole several smiles a yard wide
and all teeth." New Orleans Tinies-
Coallaeavtlon In Moroeeo.
It is a oii'-tom in Morocco that all the
property of an ornial reverts at death
13. the cro.Tvn. JCbe logic which leads to
a result is simple, for the govern-
cumulated consist of moneys illegally
retained by the authorities. A govern
or when appointed is probably possess
ed ot no considerable fortune. lien
he dies, he may be a millionaire.
Whence came his wealth? Squeezed
most eertainlv from the tribes under
his authority and ihercfore amassed
only by the prerogatives of the posi
tion in which the sultan had placed
it has never stunk the' Moorish gov
eminent that these great fortunes
I mi. 'lit ti uu'i 1 1 it 1. 1 11 1 .? v T t ii i n riiril t.
the people from whom they were stol
on. The result is entire confiscation to
the clow n. including often such private
property as the governor may have
been possessed of before his appoint
ment and not seldom, too, of the prop
el'ty of his relatives.
When the mighty fall in Morocco, the
crash brings down with them their
families, oven uncles and cousins and
all connected with them, and it is not
seldom that the sons of great govern
ors, who have been brought up in the
luxurv of slaves and horses and reti
nues of mounted men. have to go bo.
giug in the .streets. I.lack wood's.
A Tli.rae'a Itlfndera.
A horse's blinders are usually con
cave on the inside. True, the surface
usually is :i dead black, but not abso
lutely so. so that a glimmer of light
may be reflected from them. I'.y con
stant cleansing this dead surlace is
made more or less smooth if not actual
ly glossy and shiny. Moreover, the
blinders are usuallv set at an angle, so
that as a result of the law of reflection
rays of light concentrated by the con-
Vex surlace are reflected inlo the eyes.
not directlv in the axis of vision, but
more or less transversely or obliquely,
the result being even more injurious.
As a result of this reflection the vision
is weakened if not destroyed.
Moreover, the mirroilike blinders not
olilv reflect sunlight, but thev reflect
objects its well. s.. that a "blinded'
horse sees imt o:i!v objects directlv
aiicaii or mm. nut nas a more or less
blurred vision of other objects, inter
mixing with and confusing the ima?
ui objects mrei tlx iieiore Iiim, and as a
consequence he is rendered uncertain
in his movements and is easily scared.
No further proof of this is needed than
the fact that a nervous horse with a
reputation for shying and running
away often becomes iractable if the
Minders are removed, because he can
then see distinctly what before he
could only .-ee ind ist inet 1 v and confus
edly. Our Animal Friends.
An ancient epitaph in Latin in the
chateau i f Ch.Mitillv, France, mav be
A il.i f..i. lia r"ie;.i
Niif!:.-r iri.m. i.- r i.iii;iri. n..r h.rin.i liro litc,
N.-itli.T inf.iTit. ..iiti; ri.tr old.
N- il ln-r ih;i;.', ii.-pra..l. n-.r nio.i.-sl,
I5'it all 1 1. . .-..
ftfTr.r.v.! nilln-r l.v luirii;. t, i-Mooi or p..i5on,
Hut l.y a' I.
E!.e lies ucitliT i-ri tin- skv u.ir ia l!;o nator, Imt
f-v.-r.v w h.-r.-.
I.ii inn Ai--;i;lia r : -j i .
Neither liu-li.ei.l. l..v.-r Tn.r friend,
Uut all lln-M'.
." ;t!:f-r vei-iinK u.ir rejoicing,
lint l.it h.
Has fTFCtea tr.is, miner a riiji;oletim, a rivrami.:
rr-r a sepiil.-h.-r,
lint all three,
Buth LnuMins sul ri"t l,m to u h'.ni lia halb
rre. t.-.i it.
Tlii-l i t' lnl. O.at l...h!s no l.o.y,
Thi.s i. a t...'h- )i-M in no torn!..
Hut is its own ho.Jy an.! it nun t.r;i!.
The answer is not known, and io ev
ery nimble wit is invited to exercise it
self on the tough old puzzle.
Whiter Thnn ll Shirt.
Inventors have a power of abstrac
tion which serves them a good turn on
some occasions and is liable to betray
them Into strange statements on oth
'So y m thin!: you've perfected your
little machine at last, do von?'" asked
the lawyer of his dreamy eyed client.
'Yes; it's all right now. There's not
a flaw in it," said the inventor. "Put I
an assure you, sir, that when it came
to making the final test I was fright-
iied. I happened to see mv face In a
mirror when the thing was safely over.
and it was as w hite as your shirt, sir.
In fact," he added, bending an iuipar-
ial gaze on the lawyer's shirt front.
it was whiter-considerably whiter, I
should say." Youth's Companion.
A Meloillon Spot.
There is more melody In Andreas-
urg, Prus.-ia, in the Harz mountains.
than in any other town in the world.
There IL.t'i.mfi canaries are annually
eared, and four-fifths of them are sent
to the Fnited States. "Professor birds,'
perfect singers, are placed among the
oung birds, so that the latter may Iml-
ate the trills of the experienced war
A Two Kilned .loke.
Sometime a joke reacts, as the P.an-
or l.Me.i Commercial proceeds to prove
by relating that a young man in Au
burn, to play a joke on a barber, paid
him old fashioned cents. Later.
when he found that the barber had sold
one of the coins for he did not feci
so well satisfied with his joke or at
least thought it had become misplaced.
r'eed on Araenle.
The practice of taki: g .irsenjc In
minute doses Is very prevalent among
the peasantry of the mountainous dis
tricts of Austria-Hungary and France.
They declare that the poison enables
them to ascend with ease heights
which they could not otherwise climb.
Lazy men always Lurry -when they
dodge opportunity's to make them
tcives useful. Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.
NO WARIIIH i
- 1 Centrifrugal Terror Invented
That Will Extermi
RUNS BY ELECTRICITY.
Fires Three Hundred Shots a
Minute With Immense
London, Sept. 21. A New quick-
firing gnu. tiring ,".in shots a minute.
with a muzzle velocity of nearly ".imio
feet per second, has been devised by :t
Newcastle inventor. The shots are im-
polled from the gun by a centrifugal
force without the aid of explosives.
The gun can be mounted on a light car
riage, and for field purpose is wovkc.I
by two men protected by a shield.
Power is generated by a small oil
motor mounted on Hie gun carriage.
Willi a generative eh-ciric machine it
may thus supply any number of gun
over anv area ironi one reservoir, i in.
gun tires around a complete elide ainlf
possess a vertical range of ! degrees.
Kunrritl of tlin. MrC'li-rimmi.
Springfield. Ills.. Sept. 2t.--'rhe fu
neral ol o in-r.ll John A. .Met Ionian, i
will occur al 2 p. in. tomorrow- after
noon from the resilience in this city.
Kev. Thomas I . Iog.in. pastor of tint
First Presb.vteri.T.i church, officiating.
The interment will be at Oak Ilidgo
eeiiuiery. where the (iraud Army of
the Kepublic. of which in- was a mem
ber of Stephenson post. No. ".o. and tln
Masons, will have charge of the serv
John Slieriiimi I'rep.irinj; fur the Kmi-W.-ihingtoii.
Sept. "JI. Former Sec
retary of Slate John Sherman hat
placed on record il deed conveying to
his adopted daughter, Mrs. Mary F.
McCalhim. his handsome marble front
mansion and his adjoining property.
on 1 street, lliis citv. He lias lerc
his Ohio home for good and his health
Is vcrv precarious.
Intlinim Icricyniuii Mlnning.
Sail Francisco, Sept. "1. Ib-v. Mah-
loii S. Cause, a minister formerly of
Knightstown. Ind., who has been so
journing in California for the benefit
of his health since last .lime. Is npssing;
and anxious inquiries are being 1 1 1 .i l.-
for him by his ,;.-r. Mrs. A liiani-
Cox. of Charlottesville. Ind.
i - -
Kiel. Loot They Didn't C. t.
Fort HiMlge. Ia , Sept. LM. Cracks
men blew open the safe and wrecked
the building of the Clare Slate hank.
arly Wednesday morning. The rob-
lx-rs were frightened away before so
uring any plunder. Over ."10,(hkj wa.-t
deposited in the bank.
Old I.n.ly lO-elnr.'K a Ilivi.Ioml.
London, Sept. 21. At t?io f-'embnn-
nnrl meeting of the P.ank of linglaiuli
yesterday the governor. Hamuli Stuart:
(iladstone. announced that: the; sit
months' profits were 727,SV). Tht
usual per ceut. dividend vas de
VVlio M ill Sin- VI,, rryf
Qui en ilhelmina has again been be-
tlolhed by the irossln mongers, ami
igain the bridegroom chosen for hep
had to join tin- now long list of reject
ed suitors. Her subject nro growing;
anxious about their young ruler. They,
would like to see her comfortably set-
tl' d down or rather settled to their sat
isfaction and feel assured that the huc-j
cession t the throne was secure. Ibit
the youthful sovereign has a great i-y
to effect. She likes to be nn object of
Interest, and It Is perhaps pardonable
if she enjoys the knowledge that tho
eye of every eligible prince is fixed up
on her. It 1 believed to be tolerably
certain, notwithstanding all this ap
parent mystery, that her mind Is fully
made up and that the tall young Or
man. Prince William of Wicd, will b
There are nor half as many Ameri
cans ,n ( llli.l as there were olio year
re the only
medicine tliatwill cure Diabetes.
Like liright's Disease, this dis
ease was incurable until Hodd's
Kidney pills cured it. Doctors
thenr Ives confess that without
Ixrld's Kidney pills they are
powerless against Diabetes.
Dodd's Kidney Pills are the first
meihcine that ever cured Diabe
tes. Imitations bo, name and
jail are advertised to do so, but
the medicine tlat docs cure
is Dod l's Kidney Pills.
Do-ld s Kidney Pills are fifty
cents a box, at all dealers.