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A WONDER. fifia Is a ooUege graduate. Packed tn her little bead Arp an the living languages and many that are the thinks her thoughts lu Latin and she whis tles in high Greek, While with a Chinese washee man she easily can speak. The whole array of sciences are at her Anger tips. And problems mathematical just bubbles from her lips; Whene’er she talks her hearers try their hard est to look wise; But, to conceal their ignorance, they venture no replies. Mot only is her learning far ahead of any dream. But She in college tennis was the captain of a team; And In the college races on the lake and on the land. Was always crowned the victor, to the music of the band. A dainty pair of glasses on her dainty little nose Adds to her look of culture and her statuelike repose; But when discussing subjects with a Boston maiden's might Mar eyes flash through her glasses like a loco motive’s light. Oh, she is just a daisy. Though the drawback of her sex Keeps her from being president, her mind It doesn't vex; Tor there are higher stations she is able to attain By having so much knowledge In her active little brain. And now the.wonder cometh; this sweet col lege girl, who might Reform the very universe which men have ruined unite. Stays at home to help her mother in the kitchen, where she makes The most delicious puddings, pies and home made bread and cakes. A man who thinks a woman’s higher educa tion tends To make her hate domestic work, on which his bliss depends. Should taste tills maiden’s cooking, for the more that women know The more of sweet home happiness they’re able to bestow. —li. C. Dodge in Chicago Inter-Ocean. AFTER ALL BIG FIRES. MEN WHO MAY BE SEEN IN THE RUINS OF A CONFLAGRATION. Btrange Tilings Happen That Ordinary People Would Never Dream About. The Work That Firemen, Policemen, Patrolmen and Adjusters Do. After the fire is over, what then? The average citizen sees only a heap of smok ing ruins and thinks that nothing re mains to be done but to clear them away and build anew. But to the initiated the details of the work are manifold. There are four bodies of men actively concerned with the ruins. First, the firemen. They distrust the red dragon. He may be lurking under any of the heaps of bricks, ready for a fresh outbreak. So they do what they call overhauling. They turn over all the smoking piles and drench the embers and wet down the neighboring walls and remain on guard until everything is cold Sometimes they have to wait nearly a week, and their work after the fire is very laborious, as in the Park place fire, where so many lives were lost Three days after the fire was over there were still fifty firemen at work on the rains getting out the bodies and watching the place to make sure that no flames would start up again. Many of these fifty men worked for forty-eight hours incessantly, with only three hours intervals for meals. At the great fire that destroyed the Havemeyer sugar re finery it was more than a week before the ruins were cold enough to be safe. Second, the police. They protect the firemen from the crowds of citizens who come to look on and the property res cued from the rabble who come to loot They draw what is called a tire line about the burning building and keep it up after it is burned till the work of the firemen is done. Third, the tire patrol. This is a pro fessional band of property rescuers, maintained by the insurance companies. It was organized forty years ago, and was then composed entirely of members Of the volunteer fire department. In 3863 it was incorporated under a charter Which commissioned it to save lives and property at tires. In the first place it really was a patrol, walking about the Streets from 7:30 o’clock each evening till 6:30 o’clock next morning looking for fires. Now it is called to tires in the Bame way as the regular fire depart ment. Its men used to wear the same uniforms as the firemen, but there was a ypw over ttmt and now they are distin guished by red stripes. THK FIRE PATROL. The men of the fire patrol go out with trucks, one track from each station Each track carries eleven men and axes, ladders, brooms, shovels, crowbars and twenty-four immense tarpaulin cover ings, with which the fire patrol rushes into a building comparatively safe from fire, but drenched with water, and covers up the goods there. The patrolmen usually work under the firemen. For instance, if there is a fire on the fourth floor they are busy on the third floor and the floors below covering up goods with the tarpaulins and removing them out of the way of water. * They also follow the hose lines where these lines ran through buildings not on fire to stop all leaks in the hose or set buckets under the leaks or protect goods from spray. They can’t tell till the Are is over whether the property they are Baring is insured or not. therefore they go ahead without paying any attention rthe question. The fire patrol follow the firemen and fix things up. saving all they can for the insurance companies and stopping all unnecessary damage. When the fire mm and police have gone away the fire patrol stays with the agents of the own* jin, guarding the goods till the insur* jmoe is settled or the rescued property is removed to a place of safety ; After all is m-id and done at the fire proper, come the insurance adjusters fijAing about the rains. This is a email, high priced body of shrewd and experi enced men, whoee business is to find out on behalf of the insuraaoe companies how much the ioee was. An insurance adjuster will always tell you that his is a judicial function, just as a district at torney always contends that he is acting judicially, though the prisoner may not think so. The insured seldom agree with the insurance adjuster He is sent on behalf of the insurance companies, and is on the watch for fraud. THK ADJUSTORS’ WORK. The serious work does not usually be gin till the ashes are cold. Insurance companies don’t take inventories of the property insured nowadays. The con tents of a store are constantly changing. They wait for the insured to make out his claim in itemized form. Then they call for the books and the vouchers Maybe all books and vouchers are burn ed. In that case the memory of the owner must do its best to supply the de ficiency Frauds are frequent, and the adjusters are usually in business for themselves— not attached to any particular company but hired by the job, just like lawyers or private detectives. They have to keep their eyes wide open. In cases like the Park place fire, where everything becomes a heap of ruins in an instant, and no books or papers or ma terial evidence of any kind is left, the adjusters have to depend on careful scrutiny of the itemized claims; but in numbers of other cases where the fire de partment does its work rapidly the ad justers make most astonishing finds. After the insurance is settled the owner of the building puts the ruins up for sale. There are a number of con tractors in the city who will buy them on speculation.—New York Recorder. Petrified Remains. William lines died and was buried at Corunna, Ind., in 1888 At the time of his death Mr. Imes weighed 180 pounds, in May. 1891, when the remains were disinterred, they were found to be petri fied, to look like marble and to weigh ex actly 405 pounds.—St. Louis Republic. W. 11. Wilder, mayor Albany,Ga, says he has suffered with rheumatism lor fifteen years, and in that time he tried all tiie so called specifics but io no purpose. Ili grandson, who Was on the B. & W. rail al, finally got him a bottle ol P. P. P. showed its remarkable effects, and using it a abort time the rheumatism disappeared, and he writts he leels like anew man, and lakes pleasure in recommending it to rheumatism sufferers. liuuy tint It. It was with what they call a languid grace that she took a seat in a Twenty third street car yesterday, and there was some more languid grace about the way she took up room enough for two and be gan eating chocolates out of a half pound paper box. She had hair of gold, and two men who sat opposite seemed to give it much attention. “Natural,” whispered one. “Bleached,” replied the other. “I know it’s natural.” “I know it’s bleached.” The nearest person on her right was n working woman with a baby nine or ten months old. The woman kept rocking the child on her shoulder and the child kept reaching out a chubby hand to grasp the bright flowers on the languid girl’s hat. The odds were even, but baby won. A rock with a little extra vigor to it en abled him to gnisp a flower, and as he was carried back the hat went with him. Not only that, but a mass of golden hair as well, showing a close cropped head of dark hair which had been artfully concealed. “A wig, by thunderl” exclaimed both men in chorus as they rose up and rushed out, but it was doubtful if the languid girl heard them. She grabbed her hat in one haud and her hair in the other and fled out of the front door and ran into a store, and the conductor explained to a man on the platform: “By George! but it does seem to me that things on this route was getting more lively all the time.”—New York World. Her Mother Knew, Mother—And so you engaged yourself to that young man at Idlewild Springs, did you? Daughter (sheepishly)—Y-e-s, ma, I prom ised to become his wife. “It was on a beautiful moonlight even ing in June.” “Why, yes, ma; how did yon know?” “And the hotel band was playing a de lightful waltz by Strauss.” “Why, yes. Who told you?” “And you two were in the arbor on the lawn.” “Yes.” “And the fountain sparkled in the moon light, and made music which seemed like a fairy echo to the sweet melody which float ed out from the distant orchestra.” “Yes. How” “And the lake with its fleet of pretty boats gliding about the softly illuminated waters seemed like a bit of lovely Venice dreaming at your feet.” “Yes, yes. But how did you know all this-?” “1 knew it must have been under some such combination of circumstances that he proposed, or you would never have said ‘yes’ to such an addle pated nincompoop as that.”—New York Weekly. Only One Thing- to Do. A young lawyer, who had recently been* admitted to the bar of New York, came to Judge Cowing for advice. “I want to ask your advice, judge, about a very important matter.” “Well, what is it?” “Lawyer Hall has been telling every body that lam a donkey. Don’t you think I ought to fight him or sue him for dam ages?” “You say he called you a donkey?” “Yes.” “Then fight him by all means. If you sue him he will prove it on you.”—Texas Siftings. Strange but True. No man likes to undertake the task of putting up a stovepipe, and yet all who enter upon it agree that they never en gaged in an occupation that more tbor oughly sooted them.—New York Press. Did What He Could. Mother (sternly)—Why are you eating those peaches; didn't I tell you to put them away? Johnny—Yes, ma, that’s just what I’m doing.—Boston Courier For rheumatism, malaria and syphilis, P P. P. (Pii-kly A*b, Pke Root and Potassium) is the best remedy. TQS VIKiiT fbOMMAIt, TAULAEAMIS, FLORIDA. Aboat Satlteg a Sloop. The sloop differs from the “cat" emen tially A catboat is propelled by driving •ail only; the sloop has both driving aau and pulling sail, for she carries, in addl tion to the mainsail of the catboat, a head sail called the “jib.** The mainsail, as you know, tends to “luff” the boat’s nose into the wind, but the jib has the reverse effect and tends to force the bow off and away from the wind. These sails, if properly proportioned, cause the yacht to keep a straight course, to steer easily and to sail without burying her head; for the jib lifts the bow. and the mainsail, being set back near the middle of the boat, does not drive her ’’down by the eyes,” as does the sail of a catboat. In sailing a sloop, however, great care must be exercised, for this little jib is a treacherous sail and will lead you into trouble if you do not understand its wayward tricks. The rules for sloop sailing are briefly these: Before “going about” cast off the jib. before coming to anchor or rounding up to a mooring lower the jib, when a squall strikes cast off the jib. lu fine, get rid of the jib first and work your boat with mainsail alone in all emer gencies that occur when sailing to wind ward In running before a strong wind a reefed mainsail and a full jib give the best results, and sloops are better than catboats when running free, because the jib counteracts the tendency to luff, to steer hard and to roll, all of which traits are ever present in the frisky catboat. Observe one rule at all times when sailing a sloop Never fasten the jib so that it cannot instantly be cast off Fas tened jib sheets cause nearly all the cap sizes which occur in sloop sailing.—F. W. Pangborn in St. Nicholas. Spectacles or Tong-s. They tell a good story of Chief Justice Peters, of the supreme court of Maine, one of the brightest and wittiest orna ments of the bench in that state or any other While the judge was still a practicing lawyer he had for a client a farmer named Hanscom, who. though he was well past middle age, had the notion not uncommon among Maine farmers of his age that lie was as young as ever and could hold his own in a mowing field with the best of them. One day the farmer came into the ! judge’s office to look at some papers j which had been drawn up for bis signa- i ture, and as he picked up the first one he began to adjust it in the manner sometimes spoken of by those who use glasses and mislay them as “telescoping.” The judge noticed the action and, see ing that the farmer was holding the paper pretty well at arm’s length, re marked pleasantly “Your eyesight seems to be failing a little. Mr. Hanscom “You will have to get a pair of spectacles.” “Not a bit of it," growled the old farmer; “not a bit of it My sight’s as good as it ever was I shan’t want *spet tacles’ for a good many years yet.” “All right.” said the judge; “you'll have to get a pair of tongs then.”—De troit Free Press. A Spoiled Child. “English children are so much more childish than ours.” said an American mother once. “1 wonder why it is.” It is undoubtedly because they are kept in the nursery and do not come into prominence at so early an age as ours do. The other day in a hotel rotunda stood a round eyed darling with her short, golden hair fluffed around her winsome face, her short waisted. long skirted frock added to her picturesque appear ance. Almost all the men passing by stopped to speak to her She was the delighted recipient of nickels, cards and bonbons, while she coquetted with all the airs of a society girl. My heart ached, for she was getting all the sweet, dowuy freshness of childhood rubbed off so early Her father, standing near, encourged her and laughed at her naive questions and replies. By and by the white capped nurse came on the scene and bore her child away: and Rhe, loath to leave the scene of her conquests, made her exit, biting, kicking and scratching her nurse, while the men laughed heartily at this edifying spectacle There are some wise mothers who dis courage and endeavor to suppress this precocity, but they are lamentably few in number.—L. E. Chittenden in House wife. The ManfMed Crab. One of the most singular looking crea tures that ever walked the earth or “swam the waters under the earth” is the world famous manfaced crab of Japan Its body is hardly an inch in length, yet the head is fitted with a face which is the perfect counterpart of that of a Chinese coolie; a veritable missing link, with eyes, nose and mouth all clearly defined This curious and un canny creature, besides the great like ness it bears to a human being in the matter of facial features, is provided with two legs, which seem to grow from the top of its head and hang down over the sides of its face. Besides these legs, two “feelers." each about an inch in length, grow from the “chin” of the ani mal. looking for all the world like a colonel's forked beard! These manfaced crabs fairly swarm in the inland seas of Japan.—Bt. Louis Republic. FruMie Add and Instant Death. Prussic acid, it is suggested, causes a painless and Immediate death, and is therefore preferable to electricity in clos ing the career of criminals First make the condemned man unconscious with an anaesthetic. then a few drops of prus sic acid injected into the jugular vein with a hypodermic syringe will cause in stantaneous death. —Yankee Blade. For fem 1-s in delicnte health, for Indi gestion nd dvsoepsis, tke only P P. P. It i ibe bet sprlmr medicn * I" the world. We cannot, affo dto deceive you. C°n fidence is begotten by honesty. De Wit’s Little Earlv Risers are pills that wi 1 cure cons ipation and siok headaohe. Bold by M. Lively. FEMININE FANCIES. Lady Lytton recently gave a lawn party In Paris at which 2,000 guests were present The Countess Cl&ncarty, “Belle Bllton,” is tbe owner of five fast horses, of which her favorite is Cream Tartar. Miss Maggie Mitchell, tbe daughter of tbe Oregon senator, is one of the most beautiful women ever seen in Paris, says M. Cabanel, tbe French portrait painter. Mrs. Jefferson Davis has decided that the final place of burial for the remains of her husband shall be in Richmond, be cause it was the capital of the confederacy. Young Mrs. Oscar Wilde is said to be a striking contrast with her husband. She is very quiet, while he is rather loud; she Is inclined to be commonplace, while he is brilliant in conversation. The Duchess Eugeuie Litta Bologuine of Milan, to express her complete abandon ment of the pomp and vanities of the world, recently sold her wonderful gems for $600,000, and gave tbe money to her priest, with instruction to erect with it a hospital for little children. Miss Elizabeth More, of Edgeworth, Pa., with her own bands recently built a neat jittle cottage, laying the foundations, plas tering the walls of the different rooms and performing all the carpenter’s work to a builder’s taste. To do this she found it necessary to don male attire. President. Harrison and Secretary Noble were classmates at tbe Miami university in Oxford, O. They were firm friends,and remained so until they both fell in love with Carrie Scott, the daughter of the pro prietor of a neighboring seminary and now the mistress of the White House. Miss Anna Williams, the girl whose classic profile is reproduced on the silver dollar, is still a Philadelphia teacher, as she was when her features attracted the attention of the mint engraver. She now teaches kindergarten philosophy in the Girls’ Normal school in the Quaker City. Mrs. Lucieu Mayberry, of Li tie Rock, is the happy mother of ten boys, all born within a married life of thirty-nine months. There are two sets of triplets and two pair of twins. They ar* all well formed, bright and healthy. Mrs. May berry is a pretty blond, plump and hearty, of barely twenty-four years of age. WORLD'S FAIR NOTES. A herd of eighty-five buffalo will be ex hibited at the fair. Kwong Wo diking, a Chinese merchant In Hong Kong, has applied for space for in exhibit of Chinese goods. McKeesport, Pa., has decided to make a special exhibit at the exposition, and is now engaged in raising money for that purpose. Models in papier nuiche, representing the fur seal and walrus fisheries on the coast of Alaska, are being prepared by the Smith sonian institution at Washington for the World’s fair. An exhibit from Alaska will bo collected under the auspices of the government’s Indian bureau and geological department, providing congress appropriates money for that purpose. Commissioner Hershfleld, of Montana, says that the state contemplates construct ing a mountain at the World’s fair to illus trate placer mining, miners’ camps, gey sera, waterfalls aud other adjuncts of min ing regions. The American Society of Wood Engrav ers, which had a splendid exhibit at the Paris exposition and carried off all tbe honors in its line there, has decided to make a similar showing of its work at Chi cago in 1893. The London Telegraph urges that, in ad dition to the exhibition of every class of English manufactures at Chicago, there should be an admirable fine art selection, as America is one of the best of markets for English pictures. W. E. Curtis, chief of the bureau of American republics at Washington and bead of tbe I*atin-American section of tbe World’s fair, is a short, stocky brunette of amazing push and energy, and with a con fidence in.his own resources which has car ried him to tbe front row of financial suc cesses. CROWN AND SCEPTER. Leopold 11, king of the Belgians, prides himself on being a workingman. He rises at 6 and does two hours’ work before break fast. The Prince of Wales, it is said, is pecun niarly iutciested as a considerable stock holder in a large hotel in London, and is a silent partner in a shop in Bond street and in another shop in Piccadilly. The Princess of Wales plays on a banjo made of tine walnut with au ebony finger board and silver fixtures; she was taught by Hurry Spratt, the first man in England to introduce tbe baujo to aristocratic no tice as a musical instrument. The Duke of Augusteuberg, for whom tt is said his brother-in-law, the German em peror, wishes to arrange a marriage with one of the daughters of the Prince of Wales, is described as lieiug “exceedingly proud and arrogant, desperately stupid and by no means rich.” Queen Natalie, of Servia has written a fairy tale, in which she herself is supposed to be the heroiue. whereas her only son, jealously guarded by three powerful evil spirits, is ultimately rescued by her self sacrificing love. The book having been translated. Is well spoken of in Germany. ELECTRIC SPARKS. Tbe electrostatic resistance of the Atlan tic cable reduces the speed of the electric current more than one-third, requiring three secouds for it to travel to Europe. The latest improvements in the loug dis tance telephones have raised the question of the probability of their being put iuto operation between this country and Europe Among recent inventions is au automatic electrical pump. It shuts itself off by a slow closing switch when the tank is full, and starts again just before the tank be comes empty. Recent experiments show that an elec tric current will travel over a good con ductor at the rate of 500,000 miles a min ute, or around the earth in three seconds. Light travels at the rate of 1,000,000 miles a minute. While six years ago there wasn’t an elec tric launch on the Thames, sixteen were counted at the Henley regatta this year, and there are nine stations between Kings ton aud Oxford at which the storage bat teries can be replenished. Tbe following metals will conduct elec tricity iu the following proportions, vis: Silver, 100; copper, 96; gold, 72; alumnluw, 52; cine, 26; platinum, 16; iron, 15; nickel, 12; tin, 11; lead, 7. Of the above, copper and iron have the greatest commercial wains as electric conductors. CITY DRUG STORES IfeSf H. V R.SCHRADEM "XT • W k . J* Has in Stock and is Constantly Receiving , j H. V. R. Schrader, Sole Agt. Fresh and Pure Medicine! ALSO PAINTS, DRUGS AND OILS. AND ALL flnnJ USUALLY KEPT IN FIBST-CLABB DBUG STORBB. j SIBLEY’S SEEDS AND OTHERS OF KNOW*! RELIABILITY ALWAYS ON HAND. This establishment aims to be primarily a Pharmacy where gn| Purs Drug* may be bought and Prescriptions accurately and oonielnl t ionelyoomponnaed DAY and. NIGtHT. I TALLAHASSEE, FLA., July 1, ISB4. HOSIER SATE Mil LOCE US PATENTED AND IMPROVED FIRE AND BURGLAR PROOF SAFES, VAULTS, ETC. I Offices and Salesrooms: Broadway and 10th St.. New York. 86 to 96 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio. Factories: Cincinnati and Hamilton, Ohio. 1838. . ~~ M_ LIVELY APOTH^^^^ECABY ’ Pharmaceutist and Druggist AT THE )LD-ESTABUSHED DRUG A.ND MEDICINE STAND TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, Is now receiving and has recently added to his large and extensive stock MANY NEW ARTICLES OF English, French and American Manufactures, Chemicals, Medicines, Snrglflfll Instruments, Toilet Articles, Perfumeries, Brashes and Combs, Paints, Oils, Garden Seeds, ancy Articles, &c. *n fact we have actually in stock most of the Articles known to the drug and medicine trade, til o! wn we ore selling on the lowest margin of proflL Dealing largely in this special One of business give. advantages in purchasing, as well os keeping onr stock freshly supplied, possessed perhaps to a greater extent than auy similar bonse in tbe State. |WT All goods are warranted as represented, and tbe utmost core and attention will be given to all orders to insure satisfaction to onr customers. -w • w PHysiolans’ Prescription* OarefUlly Compounded at All Hours, Day and IVlffbte t# For the convenience of persons requiring prescriptions or medicines at night,* bell-pun will b tound on the right-hand aide of the door, which will always be promptly uiswered. January 14,1879. M. LlffiLT. FEVERS Tb ONLY RRKBDY OF IT* KIND IN TEN WORLD. A Specific tOT al< r SkFR and SURE REMEDY tor every form of Slokness or Debility in which F EVER U the aa gerons or distressing element _ _ . IQQt , T*nko A OTedienl Record without Parallel t Yellow Fever, JhctooavlgAjWa, l^ 8 • Fever, Megaunee, *JflcA., 18OT; Malarial Fever, ChUl*, and Fever, Scarlet Fever, Meaelee, Inflammatory Rheumatism. , Bilkme Attache, jMtgeetUm, General IMOtnqr i '*Sr FI. uAwwOmthArtle and Alter. Ur. Fill*, Pmlr rallMX a* “• without griping. DIFFUSIBLE TONIC CO., [lncorporated! Sole Proprietor* of theee remodl MV - Trade mark'eecured. None genuine unless label of each package oounins trade mark. Pff”Price, large sine, fl. 00; Medium. Me.; Pills in wooden bottles, tec. §P~For sale or ail druggists end. general store#.