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A LAM) AiMJ W AJLEit JJUAT
AN INVENTION INTENDED FOR AFRI
A. Contrivance Xliat Can Xavijrate Land as
Easily 'as It Does tbo "Water It Lays an
Endloss Track and Ts Propelled by
Steam How tlio Craft Looks.
The principal difficulty in the way of Afri
can explorations lias been the impassibility of
the marshes which extend over so large a
portion of the interior. Livingstone and
Stanley both learned to their cost how we&ri
KOiue wero the efforts necessary to pass the
innumerable streams and deep bays that con
tinually lay in thoir course. Traveling on
foot, as they were compelled to do, and carry
ing everything on the backs of the natives, it
was impossible to cover a reasonable number
of miles in a day. Sinking knee deep into the
bogs at every step, the men soon became
wearied and were obliged to lay up for rest,
thereby losing valuable time and running the
risk of being attacked by fierce savages.
To TV. P. Shattuck, of Minneapolis, belongs
the honor of originating a scheme for over
coming the difficulties of travel in the wilds
of the dark continent. His attention was at
tracted by the efforts to discover Stanley,
and after devoting a little time to the consid
eration of the difficulties of the search he set
to work to invent iomo sort of device to as
sist in the search.
A STEAMBOAT FOR THE DESERT.
The result was the draft of a small steamer
which can navigate water, marshes or dry
land and capable of proceeding across the
country at the rate of ten miles an hour.
The steamer, if built, would indeed be a cu
riosity. It would be difficult to imagine a
more novel sight than that of a steamboat
wending its way across the country, up hill
and down dale, over lands, flats and marshes,
across rivers and lakes, at the rate of ten
miles an hour.
In detail the description of the craft is as
follows: The keel is in iip place straight, but
shapes upward with equal curvature toward
either end. Each end of the boat is semi-circular,
with the convex side outward, and the
upper side is flat. Tho length over all is
about 45 feet, the width about 10 feet and tho
height about 10 feet. The peculiarity of the
craft lies in tho fact that it has a self laying
track. This is composed of a series of air tight
sections covered with iron plate and joined
together in such a manner as to form an end
Jess belt sorrounding tho boat cud forming
Lho self laying track. This belt rests on anti
friction rollers, which in turn rest upon tho
top, bottom and ends of the boat.
In the hull is placed a pair of upright twin
engines, each of which can bo operated inde
pendently of tho other. The power is com
municated by a larger wheel which works in
a scries of cogs on the inner side of the end
less belt. The revolution of the cog wheel
causes the belt to revolve, and tho track is
thus laid down and taken up as rapidly as
desired, thereby forcing tho boat forward.
The sectiom of track are convex, giving a
turf ace that is curved botli toward the ends
and the sides, thereby enabling tho craft to
be easily turned on laud. The boat when on
dry laud practically rests on a point, and a
Blight pressure on tho rudder will turn it from
one side to tho other.
IT IS A DOUBLE DECKEU.
Tho steeriug apparatus is an ingenious de
vice conducted oil a plan nirruiur to the roll
ing coulters of a plow. It consists of two
large circular steel plates, one at each end of
tho boat, capable of being raised or lowered
to any desired height, or of being moved from
side to side. These rotary rudders are con
nected by ropes witli tho steering wheel in tho
pilot house, and aro under easy control of the
man at the wheel. Tney operate together,
thereby having twice the effect that a single
rudder would have.
Tho craft is practically a double decker.
The boilers and machinery are placed in tho
hull, as noted above. The endless belt carry
ing the track of course passes over the ceiling
of tho hull and around the ends, making it
necessary to enter this part of the boat from
the side. Prom the top it is, of course, inac
cessible. The smokestacks must of necessity
pass out of tbo sides, and form a right angle,
to clear the self laying track. The upper deck
Is supported on beams entering from the sides
just below tho track as it passes over tho ceil
ing of tho hull. This deck is placed far
enough above the track to clear it in its revo
lutions. IT GOES ABOUT TEX 3IILES AS HOUR.
Stairs aro built on tho outside of tho hull
to afford means of access therefrom to tho
upper deck. Che deck supports a pilot hou&o
nnd is covered with a canopy. Movable iron
plates can be placed in position to servo as
urmor to ward off the arrows, spears or bul
lets of hostile natives. Movable projections,
somewhat resssmbliug tho bottom board of an
ordinary sail boat, are attached to the under
side of each of the sections of tho self laying
track when fae craft is on the water. They
uct as paddlt-s. to propel the craft forward
when in tho water. On land or in marshes
tuyse ore unnecessary and can easily be de
tached. Tho rate of speed of the craft necessarily
depends to a considerable extent upon tho na
ture of the country and the slojie of tho hills.
Au average cc ten miles an hour is not far
out of tho way. Small guns could bo carried
for defensive purposes. Manned w ith a trusty
fi.rca of experienced men, its sides covered
viith the pates of armor and with guns
breathing fiii'h deadly fire from their mouths,
the craft could pursue its way across tho
wilds and through the jungles of Africa,
frightening tho natives by its strango appear
iiuco and scattering death and destruction in
Ms path. A hundred miles a day could easily
be covered, Uiereby accomplishing in a few
tours a distance which now requires days or
rreeks. Minneapolis Tribune.
StiU Paintlns at Eishty-three.
On tho high plateau of the Cumberland
tnoun tains, xt Pomona, Cumberland county,
Tenn., dwells an artxreof rare skill, who years
ego lived in Xatbville. In tho forties his
brush was Constantly busy with tho portraits
of the leading people of that day. His ivory
miniatures w$re the perfection of the art.
His pictures c-f Jsckson aud Clay were en
graved and bjvd an immense sale. In 1S49, in
broken health, he went to the mountains and
established nansories which becamo famous
fjrthe finest apples. Fruits from Dodge's
orchards alw-iys wou the premiums. "With
health restored, he went to Brooklyn in 1S61,
and thence to. Chicago, where he followed his
loved prof essjon for years, but a year ago tho
love of tho mountain brought him back to its
breezy uplands, and now in his SSd year John
"r. Dodge still paints with his old time skill
beautiful pictures, finished portraits, his eye
not dim nor his natural force abated. Nash
The British museum possesses a collection
of the old Greek advertisements printed on
leaden plates. The Egyptians wero great ad
vertisers. Papyrus leaves more than S,000
years oid have been found at Thebes describ
ing runaway slaves and offering a reward
for their capture, and ut Pompeii ancient ad
vertisements have beon deciphered on the
walls. Toronto Glob-
VThta Baby was sick, we gae her C'astorta,
Wharhe was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
"When sho had ChUdroa, she gave them Castoxia,
SCHOOL RULES AND HOME LIFE.
The Bright Pupil's Brief Exonso for. Being
Late at School.
School Teacher (who lives at a hotel)
Misi, you are five minutes late this morning,
and you were two minutes late yesterday.
2how there is no excuse for such tardiness, no
excuse :lt all.
Pupil Please, ma'am, the alarm clock
stopped last night, and it was so dark and
foggy this morning that the girl did not wake
up until late, and then, in trying to get to tho
kitchna window in tho dark, sho upset some
water on the kindling wood; it was the water
tho mackerel was soaking in, and it was on a
chair, e nd. tho wood was under it, and then
because tho wood was wet the fire wouldn't
burn, and the other wood we ordered the day
before hadn't come, and our neighbor in the
next flat hadn't any either, and the girl had
to go to the store for some, and she was a good
while getting there, and then the storekeeper
told her sho needn't bring it, 'cause he would
send it right around before she got back, and
'causa she didn't know him sho believed
him, and when she got back the wood
wasn't thisre, and it was a long time before
it came, and then it was all wet from
the fog ajid rain, 'cause ha didn't cover
it up, and when wo tried to start tho firo
again it wouldn't burn any better than the
first time, and then mamma hurried down to
our kind neighbor in the next flat to get tho
use of her stove, but they wa3 getting their
breakfast ana we could only use one hole at
a time, and our kettles and pans wouldn't fit
their stovo, and we had to wait till some of
theirs was cleaned, and then mamma tried to
cook some oatmeal so I could hurry and get
to school, and then tho baker didn't come,
and tho girl had to go out for bread while I
dressed Sally and Johnny and Mamie, and
then the baby woke up and began to cry
hard, as if ho was hurt, and mamma hurried
upstairs to see what was tho matter, and
while sho was finding out the oatmeal burned,
and wo had to wait until tho kettlo could bo
cleaned and some more cooked, and when
that was dono I hurried and ate a little so I
wouldn't be late to school, and I had just
time to get here, but Johnny got tho nose
bleed awful, and I had to wait until mamma
could get through with him and wash her
hands so she could writo mo an excuse for bo
in' late yesterday. New York "IVeekly.
His Hard tot.
Head of Family I'm discouraged and tired
Friend Why so despondent?
"Yes; they say that five hours of work a
day is enough to supply each member of the
community with a living, provided the work
bo equally shared by all."
"Well, I'm tho only one in five in my fami
ly that labors. So, if the statistics are true,
to support the crowd I've got to work twenty
five hours a day." Chicago Times.
In the Dark Continent.
First Explorer How in Sam Hill aro wo
going to get across this river?
Second Explorer 1 have a scheme. Get
into line there, Cuffy.
Both Explorers Now talk about your
Brooklyn bridge! Munsey's Weekly.
Getting Tteady F.'ist.
"Why, George, married to you and secure
In your love, I could live upon uothiug!"
"I am rapidly getting into a condition to
marry, then," sighed George. "Here aro the
matinee tickets, and tho earrings will coma
by messenger." Philadelphia Times.
Pavilion's Latest Freak.
Occasionally fashions start in New
York and swing through to popularity at
a pace that attracts the attention even of
people who have no direct interest in the
attire of women. Such a movement oc
curred last year with the Jane Hading
veil The most obtuse of men discovered
that a new veil had come to town, and
began to talk about it within a month af
ter Mine. Hading's arrival. Since that
time nothing has come up which ap
proached tho sudden popularity of the
veil until the little capes, which are just
now affected by women, came to the
surface. The cape, though a single gar
ment, looks as though composed of live
or six capes, each one an inch or two
shorter than the other. They are pat
terned apparently after the ones that have
been worn by coachmen for tho last eight
or ten years in New York, and the fash
ion is said to have been set by Lady Ber
esford, the wife of one of the most en
thusiastic coaching men in Great Britain.
They are exceedingly pretty and effective,
and they seem to please tho men. Per
haps this is one of tho results aimed at.
New York Star.
A Quarry of "Serpentine" Marble.
Grand Ivapids capitalists are busy pros
pecting the Verde Antique marble quar
ry, which they have discovered near
lshpeming hi the upper peninsula, and
thorough tests show that an inexhaustible-
ledge of the finest "serpentine" yet
known on the continent, better even
than tho old Greek quarry now worked
out, has been found. It is close to the
railroad, and Chicago, New York and
Boston marble dealers are enthusiastic
in the extreme over the discovery, and
say that hundreds of thousands of cubic
feet will be wanted annually. The work
of developing die quarry will be pushed
as early as possible next spring. Grand
Rapids (Mich.) Telegram.
A Chapel on "Wheels.
The bishop of North Dakota is having
a car built in which to make his epis
copal visitations. Spare beds and ac
commodation for strangers are so scarce
in his district that he finds" it necessary
thus to imitate the actors, and find him
self in bed and shelter. The bishop's
traveling C3r is to be a chapel on wheels
as well as an itinerant house, and he ex
pects not only to hold service in it, but
to have it the social meeting place of the
more scattered members of his flock.
Celluloid for Ships' Bottom.
In experiments made in France, where
plates of celluloid were used for sheath
ing eliips' bottosas instead of copper, it
was found that tho plates were intact
uid free froiji marine growth, which
was abundant on parts not protected by
THE REST IS SILENCE.
7hen the loved voice Is heard no mora
Whoso falliug tones were doubly dear,
There falls upon the listening ear
A silence nevtir felt before.
It is cot that the senses strain
To catch a cound they may not hear;
It is the grieving spirit's ear
That longs and listens still ia r&is.
And, Jo! this silence, sudden grown.
Threads every c:y of joy or fear;
All wonted sounds that greet the ear
Break with a wailing undertone.
St. Loais Globa-Democrat.
A PIIYSICIAiYS STOET.
An old physician in Atlanta told me a
strange story th9 other day about a young
couple who lived in the city some twenty
flvo years ago.
Talk of Action, he said, his fine eyes beam
ing thoughtfully, I have known stories in
real life that, should I give them to the world
in print, they would bo considered the wild,
sensational fancies of a madman's brain.
Many years ago I was summoned one even
ing to a handsome residence hi tho upper
part of Whitehall street the street then most
popular for residences. The mistress of the
house had been a wife three years. I knew
the circumstances of her marriage and the
history of her whole inner life. She was at
the timo of her marriage in love with a man
who was separated bnt not divorced from his
wife, the laws of tho Roman Catholic church,
to which he bolonged, forbidding divorce.
She married her husband becauso she wa3
poor and dependent, and in those days there
seemed little else for a woman to do but
marry when she grow up.
The husband was a man of some means, but
a dissipated reprobate, an opium eater ard
drunkard, and there had been sad stories
about the wife's wretchedness and tho hus
band's brutality since tha marriage.
As I entered tho hallway there was an omi
nous, uneasy look about tho servants "who met
me. Tho old negro nurse, who had cared for
the young woman since her childhood, looked
ashy with terror as she whispered:
"Come up stairs, doctor. I think my chile
done deaddis time, but I b'l'eve you ken bring
her to iiic."
I followed her silently, and she noiselessly
opened tho door of tho bedroom where the
mistress lay. I shall never forget the picture
of that young woman as she lay in death like
btillncss on the white bed, her face as white
as the pillow over which streamed the raven
like masses of her silky hair.
The delicate brows, the long, curling lashes
were jet black, and the only color about this
face of mourning lar in the full, red lips. It
was strikingly like the face of Titian's sleep
ing Venus, and I inhaled its strange, sad
beauty with my soul, as my brain was busy
with the question of thi.s woman's strango
condition and its cause. I saw In an instant
that she was heavily drugged and turned to
the nurso for an explanation.
"Sho been dat way five hours,"' said the old
woman "fust I thought sho was asleep, den
when she look like she dono daid I sen fur
you, den I fine dis bottle by her."
Sho handed mo an empty morphine phial.
I went immediately to work giving restora
tives. Bj dint of coffee and compelling her
to walk two hours she finally came to herself,
and the old nurse, fairly fagged out, begged
for a few minutes' rest, as I laid her mistress
on the bed, and so tho girl aud I were loft
She ojwned her eyes, now clear and brill
iant, with a look of recognition full upon me.
"Ycu have brought mo hack,' she cried re
proachfully, "oh, why did you do it?"
"Through dut)- and through humanity," I
said calmly. Sho aros8 upon her elbo;v and
her eyes flashed passionately.
"Through humanity," sho cried. "Is it
humanity to bring back to lifo an utterly
wretched womau? Did you think to save mo
from hull by it? Why hell would bo sweet to
me, compared to this place. You aro brutal,
"But think of your child," I protested.
"The little girl's soul given into your keep
ing." "My child," she cried. "Ah! that only
makes mo more wretched. You didn't kno w
I took opium, too?"
A surprised staro was my answer, and sho
"Yes, I commenced taking it shortly after
wo were married. He gave it to me aud I
was coward enough to tuko it.
"Anything for oblivion; anything to mako
me forget his existence nnd my own. I didn't
know tho child was coming then. I didn't
think God would be so morcilrss as to send
me a child after that. Well, when the child
came I longed for death rasro than over.
What sort of mother was I for tho rearing of
a girl an innocent, clean souled girl? We
have had terrible scenes hero today. I think
ho is asleep now in tho other room. Don't
you hear him?"'
I listened as tho sound of that weird, sten
torous breathing reached me, and an uncon
trollable shudder crept over mo.
"Ah, you shudder just to hear him," sho
laughed wildly. "Imagino living with him:
imagine his alternate moods of snarling im
becility and passionate, uugovernable rage.
Then think of my going on in this way and
growing like him. Think of our being tho
parents of an innocent child. I shall never
have that baby grow up to know me as her
mother. I shall do her the ono kind act of
I tried to pacify tho poor creature with all
.tha arguments and kindly consolations I
could think of, but to littlo avail. I spoke of
reformation. I promised myself to take her
to au asylum where she could be cured. She
bhook her head sadly.
"They are never cured," she said. "They
lie and say they are, but it's always a lie.
Before I married him he swore he was cured,
and I believed him. 1 was a fool and he was
It was past midnight when I left her, ap
parently quiet. She had promised to go to
sleep, and the c!d nurse lay on a cot at her
The next morning she was dead, and the
story of her death was kept a secret. The
old nurse knew that it came from a hidden
bottle of morphine, and so did I, but we kept
the fact and she received a Christian burial.
A week later tho husband left tho city with
his child, and his home and property were
all advertised for sale. Where he went none
knew, and he faded out of tho life that had
known him as a shadow passes away with the
Fifteen years after that I entered an apart
ment in New York with three young physi
cians, who had persuaded me to go fortuua
tolling with them that evening. The strange
story I have just told had come vividly up to
mo by the fact that I diNCovered ono of these
young men to be the son of the woman's
lover. The room wo entered was the queer
est I have ever seen. T:io walls were of pol
ished panels of ebony, hung with bright pic
tures, and having a deep friece of poppies on
an ebony ground.
The car, st was crimson, strewn over with
black fur russ, and the furniture was ebony,
upholstered in crimson Persian six. There
were crimson silk shaded lamps here and
there, and beside one sal a strange figure,
which arose to greet u? as we entered.
"That's the soroaress." whi?ired DarleT
(the young man I mentioned; ills real asms
I will not give).
The woman was a small, slender creators,
all docked m red sarin and black iace. Her
high heelsd red satm shoes were beaded ia
bla k, and in the bkicic masses of her hair glit
tered a crescent of rubies.
Kt- fees was verv dark she had hmaaase
black eyes and a orooked mouth, with liula I
dimple-5 at the comers, and teeth brilliantly
white. So bowd aad smtted to tbo whole ,
of its. and then her keen, compraeecsive .
glance Ml upon Dsr&y. Her face grew aud- I
denly sad aud clouded. !
"Yon have on urgent destiay to faluH," i
she said. "Yon have a Wfe to save from I
crtscit and future terditioa. It comes.ta i
ft is & solid
scouring soap which has no equal
for ali cleaning purposes excepHn
the i&undrv- !o lls ft is to vaIup. k.
TVhat will SAPOLIO do 1 TTIiy it trill clean paint, make oU-clotlis bright
aud giTO the floors, tables and shelves a nevr appearance. It trill take the
grease off the dishes and off the pots and pans. You can scour the kniTes and.
forks Trith it, and make the tin tilings shine brightly. The trash-basin, the
bath-tub, even the greasy kitchen sink Trill be as clean as a netr pin if tou use
SAPOLXO. One cake trill prove all tve fay. Be a clever hoasekeeper and try it!
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. THERE IS BUT ONE SAF0LI0.
E&OCH RGAK'S SG138 CO., 31 EV YQKK-
you as a recompense for two unhappy lives.
The story of it all is a torriblo one.
"I can but dimly see it, but what I seo fills
me with horror. I am sorry you came. I
am always affected by tho fortunes of the
people I telL I can't talk any more now.
Leave me, and then all can come some other
timo for your fortunes. I am very tired."
She sank into her deep crimson chair,
cud closed her eyes. We left her silently,
awed and impressed against our wills.
When we entered tho cool air of the Octo
ber night tho young fellows commenced jest
ing over the sceno.
"She's a queer one," said Valentino. "Has
lots of believers among the fashionable peo
ple, and makes loads of money."
"Confound her," said Darley, with a nerv
ous shrug. "I wish she'd singled out some
ono else for her uncanuy predictions."
"Where shall wo go next?" That was the
question we stood and asked each other as we
reached Twenty-third street.
"Perhaps you'd like to sea some of tha
opium dives?" suggested Mnrlowe.
"As I'm in for anything uncanny you fel
lows propose, I think, perhaps, I should."
"Well, there's ono hero that I know of
which is decidedly different from the usual
run. You hear of their luxury aud all that,
but this is the only luxurious one in all New
York. It's kept by an old man a Chinaman,
presumably and a yonng girl about whom
there is nothing Chinese. Sho's a beautiful
creature, and people go there to seo her, and
she fills tneir pipes and sing? them songs with
a look of loathing and scorn upon her face,
passionate enough to scare a man with delir
ium tremens into his senses. I have access to
this place, having got the drop on tho old man
through professional knowledgo of some of
To this place wo went, reaching it through
many ways too complicated for description.
At last the queer, crooked little dwarf who
met us at tho entrance drew apart the rich
curtains of the apartment. Along tho walls
vrero divans of rich material, upon which ro
poscd forms in tho abandonment of drugged
A dim, crimson glow pervaded tho room,
and about iu this mystical light glided the
wraith like figure of a girl clad in shim
mering yellow satin, gold embroidered. Tho
figure of the' old Chinaman arose from its
half reclining position on the richly carpeted
fk.or and bowed with cringiug politeness be
fore Marlowe. The man was richly clad in a
Chinese robe, gorgeously embroidered. I ex
nniined his face curiously. It was not .a
Chineso lace. Tho complexion, despite the
paint, was that of a Caucasian.
Tho eyebrows were painted into thin.slaut
ing f-hape, and tho full, sensual lips could havo
lifver belonged to any ono save a Mixado
Cuinatnan. The faco recalled something fa
miliar something I havo seen before and
liked uot tho memory of it As I was ponder
ing over the strange figure tho girl came up
to us. Sho hold a golden bowl, filled with
pipes, in her hand.?.
"Will 30U havo one?"' she asked sullenly,
and yet in a voice strangely soft and musical.
I looked up to cloely examine the faco of
this strange young being. The black lashed
lids wero downcast, and the faco, my God! it
was the very faco of the woman who lay life
less before me fifteen years before. I felt
myself grow weak, and young Darley la3' his
strong hand on my shoulder.
"Is anything the matter?"' he asked.
"Perhaps he's had too much already," I
heard the girl say contemptuously.
I saw Darley's gaze fixed hko ono spell
bound upon hr, and for tho drat timo she
lifted her eyes, aud I saw them meet his. In
hers lay an infinite, dogged sorrow, like the
anguish of some dumb brute; in his lay an
infinite tenderness and pity. I knew these
two beings had met their destiny.
Two years after this I went to New York,
and Darley brought his young wife to see me,
and I told them my story and they told me
After their. first meeting he went to the
place ostensibly as a patron, but really to
watch and study tho horrible lifo of this
young creature. He gained her confidence
and learned tho terrors and misery of her life.
The story is too bad, too horrible, for repeti
tion. The girl had kept her purity, but she
said Nidly to me, "I wonder if all tho love
and tenderness of my husband and all tho
deep repentance of a lifetime can wash from
my hands tho guilt of aiding my fellow mor
tals to that which is more horrible than
Her hus-band put his arms around her ten
derly. "I think God has forgiven your un
willing sin," he said, "and at least be has been
kind to bring light and happiness finally out
of the darkness and disappointment of two
lives now passed away." Maude Andrews in
Sho TTas Absent blinded.
A deniure looking younc woman rat in a
Sixth avenue elevated car with a look of ab
straction on her face. Pretty soon there
floated through the car a soft, sweet whistle,
whose melody waadsrod carelessly for a few
moments and then shaped into an air from
'"The Gondoliers. n Half a dozen interested
passengers glanced up from their papers to
look for she whisiler. The look deepened into
a stare. For there sat tao young woman with
the samo far away look on her face, white
from her pretty red lips the low sounds cams
in the most unconscious way. Half the pas
sengers ia the car had their eye3 on her face
by this tune, and she oonoerted stare brought
her back alia: onco to a realization of tha
The sound dropped in the middle of a note,
and the demure face grew very red and em
barrassed as it turned Co gaze steadily out of
the window behind her. SwYork Evening
V. A iw
Fair white hands.
Soft healthful skin
n FEARS'-ife 6reS Elfish GMpiera SOAP, SoH Ewjste'
handsome cake of
Tho Illtrhth Ono to Go,
Eight representatives have died since the !
election of members of the Fifty-first con
gressfour from each party. The last to
pass away wa3 Eon. David Wilber, who ex
pired recently at his home in Milfcrd, N. Y.
tie never occu
pied his seat in the
house during the
present session be
causo of illness.
Tho oath of offico
at his home at the
same time Samuel
J. Randall, also an
invalid, was sworn.
in, ana sue iwoi.ja'fg
paired unai jut.
Mr. Wilber was
born in Schenccta- nos. bjl.vtd wiuser.
dy county, 21. Y., in 1S20. In childhood ho
removed to ililford, in Otsego county. He
was a Republican in peliticj, and represented
Herkimer, Oteego, and Schohario counties
tho Twenty-fourth congressional district in
the Forty-third, Forty-sixth and Fiftieth con
gresses, and was re-elected to the Fifty-first
congress. In private business ho was a bank
er and a hop grower.
"A humanitarian bull fight" was one of the
recent attractions at Birmingham, England.
Convenient recesses were provided in which
the bull fighters might take refuge whenever
tho bull's wrath was aroused. The gatna of
tag continued for some time, and afforded
healthy exerciso to the mon and also to tho
animal. No fclood was rpilled.
Ofticer Stop your yellin'! You ain't
killed, are yer?
Bidley (who has gone through a coal
hole) N-no; but a servant girl or a jani
tor or something is spankiDg me tewwi
Census Taker How many male mem
bers are there in the family?
Kentucky Housewife Wall, there was
sLr this niornin'; but pap and th' boys
went out arter breakfas' fer a scrap with
th' Muggineses, and I don't know how
many there is now. New York Weekly.
Pleasril Trlth the Suggestion.
Littleshort I'll call around Wednes
day and fix up that account, Mr. Cut
away. Tailor (severely) "Very well, sir; I'll
make a note of it.
Littleshort Good! ilake it at ninety
days, and I'll sign it. Puck.
A Critical Opinion.
Jinks That young lady may be a fine
pianist, as you say, but there is no
warmth to her touch.
Blinks I gue3 you didn't bear her
play the Moonlight Symphony?
Jinks No; but I squeezed her hand.
New York Weekly.
Dlaraond Cut Carbon.
"lam sorry to see both of you young
men in bad company," said Sharpe, com
ing up to two of his acquaintances, who
wero talking together on the sidewalk.
"Why don't you go away and leave us
alone then?' was tbo prompt retort.
Mrs. Gabt Yes, my daughter appears
to have married very happily. Her hus
band has not wealth, it must be ad
mitted, but he has family.
Mrs. Gadd Yes. I heard he was a
widower with sis children. New York
"I want some advice," said one young
man to another.
"Why don't you go to your father?'
"Well, you see, the old gentleman's a
lawyer, and business is business, you
know." Washington Post.
Anxloa to Pleach.
Groom Shall I rub bis legs off, sir?
Equestrian No, you had better leaTe
them 00. Munsey's Weekly.
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