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Each man's .'i-rti'i in M-.nt.l (-.irately an-l you get the Flour of your own u; U' tanners wish to exchange grain for Flour . :i !- The Mill is running every day with the UKST .' pnWKK. HJ) PROPRIETOR. rievw warts U learn, but the i A n r$ e J reads that OiiD Honesty CHEMNG TOBACCO is the b?t that is made, and at ONCE tries it. and tavea ncney p.i secures mord T-rf3,010" tan eer before. OLD irritations. Insist on taring the eer.uina. If your uer basse it ask him to get it for you. J.FI?ZEHR03.,Lc:!'TlIl9.Sy 1 1 1 PRxxnnil . . I r..f . -.,. .!..(.., ....,.,..' V. , t Will Cure COLD1 HEAD i-f .r hy Tii : 1 1 A nnfl 'I.'- I- nr. 1 '-:r-. to .-i I.. i. v - I! ' . li it il i.s 1 JT5 A ' ': u'-'' 1 FBAZSii AXLE BEAS.E Ur!J - ; IS A GOOD THING, BUT NOT TO 3 I 1 J PER THING FOR HOUSE-CLEANING. . , v:.nt GOOD FLOUR take your jrr.iin to OLD SHENKLE MILL in Ebensburg. The mwm process Klour has 1-ren put in the Old ;,1;ki. '.- Mill Khenshur :inl turns out nothing CLASS WORK. L-f-sJ r r - a n?n r I t . l cV-ri- t. :i 1 lliou ; f'.iI' of i'io Kyf in. such afl . t : ' : r-ii-.-sf f t h.)mi..ii Liiri'ilato th'J iC'.'-. i i.-i ij -in -sui'coiupl iint; biitforto J..::rtni;; liri.l Hirae liitlc piilj va!n- 1;.- : ! ! t,i r- r r v tt-. . s tbit they will i:nt hr wil St: k:-' v..ii.u;t it L.at nicr aildick h.ejij M -fc i? . p. any Iiv-s thit bcroiswhera !.. -s-j -ic !t !at.:t; e.i I io nut grtp or : .- r ;:leai;!ioa J.ier.sfl ill who r: l:iv.:i!yt "t.T)Th: ivf-ri. tjold rsra-j.'iE co., nw ork. 'i-J rr,.SF, SMALL PRICE FOR ARTISTIC iNTING TRY THE FREEMAN. has -n.i"Ti-d a conrt.-mf pntrnnjre for over s'it v-'rs. It is w--Tif' rfuily trlici.'ku In ail I: h-umu( l-m. I.mltnffO ulurrh, 1 ) kuchr, Nrursleia. Irk-hc inl othr .tilrn-nt where pnin in n fttiid ni:t. Iry it. Af I njr rtrt-i. or ly nuul on n-'fij't "f n.itiii . aIt! anl i" o'Ht. WINKLLMANN & ItkOWN IRUi CO.. liultltuore, J- I'. A. fHE ACCIDENTS OF LIFE Write to T. S. QrixcEY, Drawi 1M, Chicago, Secre tary of the Star Accident Company, for information rcgardiuft Accident Insur ance. Mention this paper. By so doinjj you can save membership fee. Has paid over J.WO.WU.UU tor accidental injuries. Be your own Agent. NO MEDICAL EXAMINATION REQUIRED -t.ll 6:n JOHN F. STRATTON'S Celebrated Russian Gut Violin Strings The Finest in the World. F-V.ry Siring Warranted. John F. Slrallon,?," Spnd for 11 sin S17 E. Uth St. Otaloru. ' New vORK. CftKULav DouB lr.-H lr-lillTll!IT 17 A r'rvJ CUI5AN INSUIUIECTION. Struggle of the People for Liber ty and Independence. Many Attempt Maile Iurinjr. the Ljknt Century to Swore Sflf-Ciovemnifiit Have All Kesulted In failure. Our knowledge of the facts of the in-siirri-i-t uni now in jirorrss in C'ultst is far from sat isfaotory. Whilo one -a: 1 1 : 1 1- 1 1 pi-k up a daily newspaper wit li :i:t liii'linr some dispatch eoiicernins; lie st rupij-le, it is inixssille todi-ter-l.iine li'iw far the pultlisheil statements have iNfii colored ly t he suit horit ies, Spanish or Cuiian, by whom they hax lw n prepared. The silent facts of which we may lie sure are that the insurrection has lieen iii progress for a iimiiiImt of months, and h.is extended over a larfje part ot the inlcrior of the island; that Spain lias s'MH over her ahh-st ireneral, with lens of thousands of soldiers, to crush it; that the insurgents, far from yield in;., have adopted the constitution of a r pul. lie. and chosen a president and ot her otlieers. ti'-n ve rcmemiier that a jirevious effort to achieve the indeiiciidenee of the islniid resulted in a war of 12 years length. Idled with at roc it ies hardly par allt led even in similar con diets, the im mediate outlook is not inviting to thf Ifrtt'P of peace. . The history of Cuha in t his cent ury is little 'nore than a dreary record of im-sneces.-f ul attempts at lilH-rty. At first tin alttnipts were H'ncefuI. The coll et it .it ion of Spain in 1 s 12. as a result of the .ap Iconic wars, jruarantecd a cer tain n presentation to the Cubans. Thronp-ii the successive defeats of tin. lilteral party in Spain, this provision was never enforced ; and when, in ISrtC, Queen l.saliella finally accepted 1 he con stitution, the cortes voted by an over whelinincr majority that Cuba should i njoy ironeof the privileges which it ex t imed to the Spaniards themselves. Mince then, to most Cubans, lilierty and independence bave meant the sain" thinfr. The rule of the governors pen era I lias 1 icen absoi ute to a dep-ree w h ieh it is hard for an American to reali... It is tine that a small party has con lii.ueii to hop that some measure of sell tro. ernmeiit mipht ! traineil with oi.t s-paratioii from the mother coun lr. Hut the concessions by w hicli the .on; insurrection of lsr,s-ssti was bi onrlit to a elose pro veil of no praet icn ! :.lue. Thi' !rrasi of Spain on the col ony pl'ttitcd nearly 1 yea i s 1 M-fore t h set! I'-iui-nt of our own .laniestow n has '-uiaiiieil firm while lxith the northeri! j-iid 'iii!l!nT!i continents of Ameria have Ihmii freid from lu ro-a n eont rol Wlrit'-ver on's views ;is tn tlic ri-rh! or v.idiif, i'if the present uprisinp-. it; i'l-nei'.il .'imilarity to the st ruirirle 1 ha i resnlteil in our own indeiH-iidcnce can Pol be denied. In t he mal ter of friev -anees. in fact, most of us will be in clined to think that the Cubans have even irrealer rifrlit to complai n t han did t he I'rit ish colonists in ITTH. The char acter of tlii'ir warfare, with its numer ous small enpai'inents and its slow pr 'i-res-s. is also not unlike the earlier eanipaip ns of t he re vol ut ion. Now . j.f then, the sea jmiw er is almost eiitiiclv in the hands of the mother eoiielry. smd consequently the insur trents are mainly confined to tin inte rn 'l". 'I !ie ad van tape of a 1 isci plineil sol t'.iery i on t he same side. The climax of the island is. however, a help to t In insureems suc-h as our fat h-rs did not .ns'-i'sr: tor we see it constantly as- verted "Iiat the yellow fever is proving far i.iore fat.il to the troops from Spain than a'l the bnlletsof tlielcUls. '11 is similarity of theCuban struprrie lo the i olut ion. the nearness of tin iiand to our shores, anil the intimacy oi" its omiiiercial relations with this con it rv bave made the Cuban piestion a lea'ter of practical jxilitical imMir-!an.-e wi.h us. That t li sy ui pat hii-s of ::::i t A i.crieans are with the party of "e'ej ei-denci is evident to everyone. It is I nj-i her asl.ed. however, w hether t hi: : l -1 1 li v may not properly l "X csM-d !y some act of our j-ovcrnment. ' ' onlci.tion that the 1 nited State ! .-'da! leart rceorri: i.f t In bel I ii'rn-n1 1.1s of t he insiirircn I s d raw s a cert aii .!--'!ftii from the fact that Sj.ain a- ii!id lich reeorrnitlon to the south ii ! !'. ler::cy within 4 1ays:'ft-!.- !;i"i :r on Mi j ti t? r. l!ut we t!niiil 1 i.- cat. in retaliation, what we the rrv.-a rded as a most unjust and unfriend - ly act. S-uiie com jM'tent judr'es are if th opinion that the accordinir of lwdli'.'er enf rip-ii's to tin Cubans by a first-class power would turn the scale in their iavor. it seems certain that the Cu ban:: themselves are looking to us from their mountains with some expectat ion of ein-oiii ap-cment. if not of active help. Youl h's Com pa nion. The I'ublie ArreteJ llerr Waltersdorf, the Cerman njer and actor, one Sunday in the win ter left the Stadt theater and drove to his little playhouse, "Anf den Iiausc.i." utside t he tow n. The play announced on the bills was "Kabale and bielic. The audience consisted of one solitary p-rson. Nevertheless, Waltersdorf in sisted on liepinninR- the play, to the ci.a rrin of his company who expected that the empty playhouse meant a holiday for the actors. They took the wildest lilierty with the text, and scarcely a word reached the audience. Thereupon the solitary audience stood up and demanded that the play should lie duly rendered according to the play bill. "Arrest the public!" said therrii'n manager to a jKilieeman, who lurked re hind one of the pillars. The oflier seized the audience, saying: "I nrrvst jou for disturbing the course of a pub lic entertainment." The whole public was then inarched of! to the watch house, and the play came toaneud. Save the IVIne. In Tokio a confirmed tippler, having occasion to send his servant, a country girl to buy some sake, which is a native drink, said, placing the empty bottle in her hands: "Now Ik very carefnl and see that you don't fall in coming back. If von fall, you know, you will lie sure, one way or another, to spill the wine. Of course, if you are obliged to fall. I supiose j'ou must; but in that case put ilown the tiottle carefully on the road and then fall." Judge. FIRESIDE FRAGMENTS. Jellied Veal. Iioil the veal tender ;:t k it up fine, put in a mold, add the water it was 1 toiled in, and set it in a cold place; season w ith salt and jiepper to taste. A layer of hard-lniiled eggs improves it. Home. 'I i net lire of grindelia is said to lie an excellent cure for ivy poison. Dilute it with alniut three parts of water and hathc the affected parts. 'It should lie aoplieil as soon as the irritation is felt and lcfore the characteristic pustules a p war. -A gi h id way to solve the problem of how to take care of our dress waists in these l:i)s of large sleeves that are so easily crushed is to screw several of the frames on w hich men's coats are hung into the ceiling of a wardVolie or on the lower surface of a closet shelf and hang the garments on them. Uice Puffs. To make a dozen, take a upful of cold lKiiled riv, twocupfuls of milk, a pint of Hour, a teasioonf ill of salt, a tablesjxMiiifuI of melted butter, a:i:l three eggs lieaten to a froth. Mix thoroughly together in the order named, have tin gem pans hot when filled, and liiike for half an hour in a rather quick oven. Serve hot, with liquid sauce. Cood Housekeeping. Pistachio Cream. I'laneh one-half liouiul of pistachio nuts ami pou nil t liem to a paste w ith a teasxionfiil of biandy. Add the paste to a pint and a half of god cream, sweeten to your taste, add the yolks of two lieaten eggs, and stir it over the fire until it becomes thick. I'our it into a glass dish, and v. hen colli stick long shreds of pistachio mils over the top. lioston Budget. A Cood I'rown Itread. Tw o cups of sour milk, one cup molasses, one cup silted graham Hour, one and a half tea spoonfuls of baking soda, sifted with one-third cup of white flour, one tea spoonfnl salt. Mix molasses and sour milk, then stir in the meal and flour; Miur into two small, buttered pails and steam three hours, then set in the oven and bake from 2(1 to 30 minutes. Sweet milk may lie used if preferred. l)o not throw away the bran that is left after sifting the graham flour. It makes an excellent an nutritious jelly. Indies" Home Journal. Onion Tart. IVel and slice the onions thinly, bine a dish with pastry, place a layer of onions in the liottom, s prink le o er iepier. salt, a little tlour, then more onions, then salt and jieper until The dish is full. 1 ur over -ome sweet cream or butter and milk, and cover with pastry; bake until the onions arc tender. This is a de'i. ions i e m -pancueiit to the baked or boiled meats. Another method is to use alternate lay ers of sliced onions and (lotatoes, both raw, season with salt, icpper, butter, and pour over a little milk or w ater and bake until done. No iwislry is used in the latter recijH. IJoth should I served very hot. Orange .Tudd Farmer. NO FRIEND TO THE RACE. Some of the Colonel C'liararterlittieH t'on fiirlereil i inject ionalili. I was riiling out from Memphis to Col. Jackson's plantation w hen 1 met an old darky on t he highw ay, w ho was holi bling along with painful effort. As 1 wasn't quite sure aliout my road I asked him if he knew the colonel's place. "Kurnel Jackson's plantashunV" he reMated. "Yes, sah, I knows dat place right well. Yo keep right on to lie next co'ner an' rJn turn to de right an go a mile." "Io you know the colonel?" I asked. "Kurnel Jackson? Yes. sah. 1 knows the kurnel likealiook." "Ib is said to lie a great friend of the colored man." "II u! Who says dat?" "Why, I've heard quite a numlier of jieople say so." "Yo" has, eh? .list said he was a great friend of de cull'd race, il id dey? Wtdl. sah. if Kurnel .Jackson am a great friend of de cull'd race den I doan' know; it!" "Perhaps you never wanted anything of him?" I suggested. "White man!" exclaimed the old man as he lifted up his hands, "do yo ob sarve dis lameness?" "Yes, you are very lame." "An how did I git dis lameness?" "I don know." "It ine tell yo. sah. Two weeks ago T went down to Kurnel Jackson's plan tashun to see my darter, w ho works for him. I started to cum home 'bout 11 o'clock at night, an' w hile I was walkin" 'long I war suddenly cotched in a b'ar-trap. 1 was held in dat trap two hours, an' dat "counts for my lameness. Dat's de sort of man de kurnel am put tin out b'ar-traps to cotch cull'd folks by de legs." "Was that liear-trap in front of the colonel's meat-house?" I asked. "Yes, sah right by de doah," replied 1 he old man. "Then it was set to protect his meat against thieves, wasn't it?" "Yes, sah. reckon it was, but was I artcr his bacon? Xo, sah! I war jist gw ine to open de doah an look in an" see how much meat de kurnel hail on ban' furde winter?" "Anil you explained matters to the colonel when he came out to let you out of the trap?" "I did, sjih. Arter I'd hollered an' hollered an was mos dead de kurnel cum dow n an sot me free, an what hurt mv feelin's de mos was w hat he said to me. Arter I'd "splained to him all 'bout it he hit meselien times wid his cane an said dat if he elier cotched me try in' to abominate his meat-house agin he'd distinguish me with such impetuosity dat I'd neblier see anoder well day. Datsde sort o'a man Kurnel Jackson am, sah dat's de sort of a f ren' he am to de cull'd ieople 'round yere." Detroit Free Tress. Mont Have "Learned Somewhere. "I gave you that jwirrot as a birthday present, did I not. Matilda?" he asked. "Yes, but surely, Albert, you are not going to sjienk of your gifts as if " "It was young and speechless at the time?" "Yes," with increasing wonder, "and it has never been out of this parlor." "There are no other young ladies in this house?" "Xo, there are not." "Then w hy, when I kissed your pic ture in vonder album, while waiting for you, did that wretched bird assume your voice and say: "Don't do that, Charlie, please don't." PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. Man's Idea. She "There's a wom an in Vermont who hasn't looked in a mirror for thirty years." lie "Is she blind?" Detroit Free Tress. Swabian Simplicity. Insjiector (looking into station waiting-room) "Any more for Ulni, IJieberach? The train's just gone." Deutsche Warte. "Did you ever rough it in the west?" "Oh. yes." "In the mountains or on the plains?" "Well, really, 3-ou know, 1 was in a boarding house!" Chicago Keeord. Nephew "What are you going to do with your money when jou die?' Uncle "Take it with me." Xephew "I always thought jou had money to burn." Waterbury. Straight Goods. Mr. Crimsonlienk "Here, waiter! 1 found some feathers in this frankfurter!" Waiter "Yes. sir; I guess it was made out of a bird dog, sir." Yonkcrs Statesman. Mrs. Aylxt "Men are such funny things! When Ayliee asked me to lie his he was the most disconsolate man imaginable." Mrs. Ceede "I can well lielieve that." lioston Transcript. --Not Crumbs of Comfort. Jones "Have you heard that Smith is trying to get a separation from his wife?" I'rown "Xo; on what grounds"." Jones "Cruelty; he says that she eats crackers in lied." Haiti more American. Miss I 'asset (aged 40) "I wish to see a hat." French Milliner "For yourself, miss?" Miss Tassee "Yes." French Miliiner "Marie, run down stairs and get me ze hat for ze ladies lie tween IS and 25 years." Tit-Hits. Tailor "When you delivered fr. Slowlioy's suit did you call attention to the fact that it was there when prom ised?" Boy "Yes, sir." Tailor "What did he say?" Hoy "He said he felt he could never repay you for what you had done for him." X'. Y. Sun. "I'll bet." remarked Mr. Jason to his wife, as they sat in the family circle at the play, "I'll liet from the looks of it that the dress that there woman in the liox i:; wearing is one of them ele gant dresses one-half off we seed ad vertised yisterday in the papers." lios ton Home Journal. lasting Regrets. "I never liet on a horse race but once," said the good deacon, "and I have regretted it ever since." "Surely the sin has lieen for given ere now," said the minister. "Oh, I don't doubt that. ISut tiie fact is I only won $', when I might just as well have made it a thousand, since I was in for it." Indianapolis Journal. "What have you got?" inquired the traveler in the linen duster, sitting down on one of the stools. "Cold roast lu-ef," replied the man behind the rail way lui.ch counter, "cold chicken, cold" "I don't eat meat," broke in the traveler; "I'm a vegetarian." "Try one of his ham sandwiches," suggested the commercial traveler sitting 011 the next stool. Chicago Tribune. All the Mori Reason. He had met with serious losses in business, and added to that his wife, whom he adored, was snatched away by death. He could neither eat nor sleep, and his friends werealarmed aliout his condition. One of them said to him: "Yon ought to consult a doctor.' "What's the use? Life has lost all charms for me and 1 want to die, anyhow." "You want to lie? All the more reason for calling a doctor." Texas Siftings. THE FOREST PEST. A Iluce llore-F1y That I.lea In Walt in MoMy Dell. Miss F.lea.ior Ormerod, in a letter to the Veterinary Record, gives some in ti resting details of Indian forest 'ies, which, fter all, are not so very n-ihe the horrible tests of the same name which frequent the woods of .southern llngland, and most distinctly make bfe "not worth living" to the tioor hors-s whom t hey select as vkuiius. Miss Or merod says that "some horse-- are drivr 11 mad by the presence of a single lly, and in driving along not nnf requent K start kicking most violently, frequent. y run ning away with the carriage." eie. This has reference to the Indian sj-i'cimeii, but we read that the Kngiish winged demon has a "large eunetl claw with a saw-like edge lieneati; it. with grooves down the lower part of the side of the claw, so that each gri;e runs to t lie notch liet ween each toot h.t lie claw f. w hen laid side by side, forming a most powerful grasping instrument." T'eal i.ing, however faintly, what ulTern:!f such creat 11 res can in II id tin their pre . siin ly no one will hesitate to get down at once to search for, and if fout-i pull 01, the forest lly when a horse Ihcoiki s suddenly irritable and fractions while ln 'ing driven through country lanes- or woods. MONEY THAT IS TO BURN. Confetlerate Slilla l'l Ijtrcely in Making Kleetric-I.lsht Carbon. "Did you ever know what has lieeome of the greater part of the confederate paper money with which this country was flooded some years back?" asked a local business man who had just re turned from a trip to the Atlanta ex position. "Xo? Well, neither iliil until I struck Atlanta a few weeks ago. In that town I found an old man who makes a business of quietly gathering in all the confederate bank notes he can find. You know the stuff was issued by the ton during the war, and there is any quantity of it still floatingaround. Vv'hen the old man gets a big bundle of the iiaper he sends it to Edison, the inventor, who pays a good price for it. Kdison uses it to make earlion for in candescent lamps. The iiaper upon which the confederate notes were en graved was made of the pulp of sea grass. This branch of the pajier mak ing industry has since become a dead art, says the Philadelphia Record. Sea grass paper, when chemically treated by Kdison, has lx-en found to make the liest sort of carlmn for incan descent lights, and so there is always a demand for the con federate bills." Compliment, ot the Smoking: Room. They sat in deep thought for half an hour after the lunch. Finally one of thr-m could stand it no longer. So he took a cigar from his pocket and lighted it with the remark: "Sorry I haven't got another ciirar." "Just what I should have said to you in five minutes more," replied the other, also takingout a cigar, "if you hadn't got the start of roe. FINGERS LIKE CLAWS. Distinguishing Deformity of the "Robbins Tribe," of New York. The Strang Hlrthuiark l'erpetnated Throaf;h Several (.enerationn with an Occanional Va riation. The most picturesque stream in west ern Xew York is the Cattaraugus. Through most of it-s course it is the boundary line lictwccn the count ies of Krie and Cattaraugus, and it is not a large stream, except v hen melting snows or autumn rains have swelled it into a torrent. Rich farms, wooded shies. deep gorges whose, lofty w'alls form the high banks, as t!ie natives call them, and a tangled wilderness where nature still runs riot, as she has from the lirst; these mark the course of the Cattaraugus. The Indian name is it self musically expressive, and recalls the days when only red men occupied its banks. There are still Indians along it, and the reservation named for it contains most of the few remaining memlicrs of the Seneca trilie, once the j-ossessor or all the region from like Krie to and lieyond the (Jenesee. The reservation liegins near the vil lage of (iovvamla, and just almve there, shut ill by high hills, is the wildest and most inaccessible spot in the whole re gion, the valley of Zoar. How or from whom the place received its biblical name, or what is the resemblance 1h tween this secluded spot and the city which, in the Old Testament story, fig ures along with Sodom and Comorrah, are matters which not even the oldest inhabitant is able to explain. Here among the hills, where strange faces are rarely seen, is concealed a remarka ble example of nature's occasional va garies and the strange jiersistenee of abnormalities through heredity. Among the few residents of Zoar there arc sev eral families of claw-fingered persons. They are not wild or hair-covered, at least not more so than most of the folk among the ( attaraugus, but nearly all of them have a curious deformity of the fingers and toes which gives them their name. They have lived here many jears, and, although their ncighliors are still inclined to look upon them omewhat askance, tley are no longer regarded as esjiceially wonderful, and one might travel through the valley a dozen times without once hearing a word aliout its strange inhabitants. In driving through the valley recent ly the writer came across an old farmer loading hemlock bark by the road side, and inquired for the claw-fingered residents. "That Robbins trilie?" was the reply. "Yes, I've knowed some of 'em for nigh on forty years, 'cause I was raised right here. Yes, their hands is like claws. Some of 'cm. It's a mighty ctir'us thing, but 'tain't iiuthin much to look at. Why. folks come all the way from RufTalo (iK'tweeu 30 and 40 miles) to look at 'em, an you'd think by the way they go on aliout it that they was goin to a circus." The old man shook his head at the unaccountable curiosity of the Huffalo visitors, and turned again to his work. All hough the residents of Zoar usual ly refer to their strange neighbors as a trilie, they use the word only as it is frequently employed in rural districts in speaking of any large family. They are by 110 means looked uihiii as a sep arate order of 1 icings. Still there is a strong social predjiidice against them. Although this prejudice has not lieen sufficient to prevent marriages with other families in the in ighliorhood. it has discouraged such marriages. The consequence is that there ha:: lieen much intermarrying in the family, and this may have somethingtodowith the iicrpet nation of t heir deformity. As well as can Ik learned, the jMi-uliar digital formation of the claw-fingered folks has existed in Zivar through four generations. In the early art of the century a man named Robbins scttletl in Zoar. He was remarkable Itccause his fingers and foes were so lient that they resembled claws somewhat more than they did human digits. In other resKcts t here was nothing part ii-ularly striking alnut his apiearanee. His strange, claw-like hands and toes lic caine objects of considerable curiosity, but it does not appear that Robbins ever explained the origin of his de formity. Of course after it reappeared in his descendants it became the gen eral opinion that Robbins himself in herited it. Others lielieve that he was the founder of the claw-fingered family, and that he settled in this remote sjiot liecause of his disfigurement. X. Y. Sun. The Itone Wait Iteut. A ease entirely new to medical sci ence came under the observation of the physicians at the Maryland university hospital recently. James T.mon was the patient, and he was aftlicted in a most jieculiar w ay. Tyuion is employed at the bakery of D. W. Ixird. and is l'.i years of age. While at work he aeci dentally fell iqioii his right arm. Ib felt r.n acute pain in the mcmltrr as ii it hail lieen fractured. The pain was intense, and finally Tymon's employ ers sent him to the hospital, where he was examined by the physicians in charge. To their surprise they dis covered that instead of lieing broken the bone of the forearm was lient so a.s to form almost a circle, and w as firm in that jKisition. It was something that the physicians had not met with be fore. It is suposeil that the Imiiic had lieeame softened in some way, either through constitutional weakness or a jieculiar diet. Imperial education. Some suggestive details concerning the early education of the Oermaii em jierors have recently lieen made known. It seems that William II. had in early childhood a tutor who was a captain of the guards. Prince Itismarck had recommended him, and he applied to the heir to the throne the principle 011 w hich he had trained his rei-ruits."Unl or break." The young Hohenzollern was made to rise at 5:. "to every morning, and at once begin a course of gym nastic exercises unsuitable for a child of his age. It is this regimen, author ities say, w hich made Prince William so weak and nervous that his grandfather, the old emiieror, suggested one day to Ilismarck that his captain of the guard would perhaps better return to his re CARRIES DEATH TO MAN. Awful iower of fulminate of Mrrrnrr I wil in AnarrhM llnmlm. Fulminate of mercury, which is usd 1-y Kuroeaii anarchists in the 111:11111 lacture of their lioinbs, is one of t In most treacherous and Hiveiful explo sives known to seieu-e. Heretofore, says the Xew York World, it has been employed in x-rciission caps and as a detonator for nitroglycerin preparations. It explodes when sub jected to a slight shock or to heat, ami not a few cxieit chemists since its English inventor, Howard, have lieen seriously iiijiiie.l or killed while pre- -iring or exeriincnting w it ti it. In France some years ago the cele brated chemist, Harrni-l. was manipu lating this dangerous product in a heavy agate mortar when his attention was si Idenly distracted, and he let the jiestle tlow 11 with a littie less care than ordinary. The explosion which follow etl almost literally blew the mor tar to dust, and it tore Ilari-iiel's hand from his wrist. Aunt her distinguished chemist. I '.cl lot. was blinded and had lwitli hands torn off w hile c'Hrimc til ing with fulminate of mercury. Justin 14-roy. a French expert in the manufac ture of explosives, was one day en gaged in cxm-rime nt ing with t his eom niuinl in a damp state, in which con dition it was supposed to Ik harmless. It exploded with such force, however, that nothing of M. Ij-rov. that was recognizable could afterward 1m found. NO LANGUAGE NEEDED. lonUnrm Which Sec 111 to Sustain the Contention of Certain Savant. Those who contend we could get on without a language may add another story to prove their ioint. says the lxeds Mercury. Kvcryliody knows tha in many cases it is not the words used but the manner of sjieaking which makes the impression. Thus it was that Daniel OVonnell w as able to make a m-irket dame rage and storm by call ing her a hvmt licnuse triangle. Some Swedish ambassadors hav ing to present an address to Ixmis XVI.. which they haI forgotten, recited the whole ol their catechism, and that did just as well. Prof. Drummond tells 11s in his "Tropical Africa" he was in a similar lix. and got out of it in a similar way. On one occasion four of his ca triers ran away. There wen-three 01 hers of tin same trilie in the company, and. though the professor knew nothing of their dialect. lie determined to 1eac!i hem a lesson. Pcginnini with a few general remarks on the heathen, he briefly sketched the geology of Africa and then broke into an impassioned de fense of t he ISrit ish const it ut ion. The three triliesmeu trembled like aspens. He concluded his reprimand by solemn ly enunciating the 17th proposition of Euclid, and the result of the aw ful ad monition was that the men lieeame the most faithful he had. BY THE SCIENTISTS. Scientists predict that in a century's time there will be 110 disease that is not curable. At the lowest ocean depth at which specimens of the bottom have been brought up one hundred and sixteen specimens of infusoria, were found. Sxow. at a very low temperature, ab sorbs moisture. Arctic travelers take advantage of this faet, by spreading their wet clothes on the snow, and they soon dry. Dr. Lawkik. of Hyderabad, saysthat there are no parasites in the blood in malaria, and that the Italian investi gators have mistaken the nuclei of the white cells in the blood for mien dies. The most powerful telescope now- in use magnifies two thousand diameters. As the moon is 40.0JU miles from the earth, it is thus, to all intents and pur poses, brought to within l'-iO miles of our world. Pa 1:1 lias established a municipal lalioratory for bacteriology in the old Eohaii barracks, where analyses of sus jiected cases of dyphtheria are made within twenty-four hours after the ma terials have lieen handed in. Koch's tuberc.iline, which has been cast in the shade of late by Dr. Hoax's antitoxine, now turns up again a.s a remedy for insanity. l'rof. Wagner von Jauregg. of Vienna, has experi mented with it for four years, curing many patients and improving the men tal and physical condition of all on whom it has 1kcii tried. FOREIGN PICKUPS. It costs $100,000 a year to keep up the Hois de lloulogne. but from f l-UHHi to $..o.lM0 is derived from t he park it self, and from the rents of the race courses, restaurants and private houses in it. - ClUI.IHtKX from eight to fifteen years of age are employed in the sulphur mines of Caltamsetta. Sicily, to carry the sulphur to the surface of the earth. The occupation is very unhealthy, and the children, after two or three years of service, are physical wrecks. Roger Uacox was the first to sr.ggest the use of spectacles. When they came into use in Italy, aliout the year l Js,.. on the recommendation of Alcssandroa di Spina, a monk of Pisa, women were forbidden to wear them, because it was thought such facial ornamentation would make them vain. A chkstmt tree at Torworth. the residence of the earl of Dm-ie. near Rristol. is probably the oldest tree in England. It is 1.000 years old at loa.st. and measures fifty ft-et in circumfer ence until it branches into three limbs, one of them over ten feet in diameter. M AXt'FACTl'KKlis of patent medicines can find an excellent market f. r their goids in China. According to the re port of a llritish consul the Chinese have "that tired feeling " a great deal and like to fancy that they are run down in health and in need of a nos trum. WoulU He a tiooo Thins Col. Albert A. Po-ic, who has done such grand work for the national goo 1 road cause, v rites: "It would lie . good thing if the government would ex tend the good road work in tin- oeparC ment of agriculture and build the prea. national highways. Then, if the state, would follow the example of Xew Jer sey and Massachusetts and build stato roads, leaving to towns and cities the streets, we would, in the course of time, develop a system of highways not ex celled by any in the world. It has got to come. Perhaps we may not see it, , though I hope to." MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. The hardest varieties of wood, such as mahogany, elmny and lignum-vitae, grow in tropical climates, but their wood docs not season as well as that of trees in the teinrate zones. The "Era of Julius Ceasar" began w it h the reformation of the calendar in 4'i R. It prevailed in England for ciii purjx.ses until then lieing- superseded by t he iregoriatl. -- Several suliM .'huts, w hose odor is to v estern nostrils exceedingly re pugnant, an highly esteemed in the east as pcrf nines. In Persia and Aftrliasi'stan. asafoetida is considered as delicate Mrfiiuie. and many luxurious -sons carry a quantity of it in their jHcVets or in a bag suspended from the neck. I hedoornail inearliertiines.savsau ant'wpiari.-iii. was the plate of the door a I ton which the old-fashioned knocker struck to arouse the inmates of the house. As the plate or nail was struck iaa:y more times than an other nail it was assumed to lie more dead thau other nails. He11eethephra.se; "Dead as: door nail." The skeleton of an Indian warrior at least six feet six inches tall was i hi ut I in M usetniirus. Me., a few davs ago by two men who were digging a cellar. The ImhIv had lieen buried in a sitting j Mist ure. facing east, and aliout it were found iron implement and spear and arrow heads, while amuiid the arm Nines were copper iuinds covered with curious carvings. A new bicycle tire, which is said to lie an improvement over those in gener al use. has lcii invented and iateli1ed by Miss E. S. 11 iitchiiis. of L'.ig Kapids, Mich. In the middle of the rim of an ordinary style pneumatic ruhl-r tire is i grtMivc. into which is fitted a smaller tire of leather, which, it is claimed, is much more durable than the present style of all-ruhlicr tires while equally elastic anil light. .c-veral towns and cities in Oregoit and Washington have lately obtained an excellent and adequate water suji ply i: an inexM-nsive manner by the Use of wooden piM-s. The pipes are made "mm '-0111111011 pine logs, ten inches in diameter, hollowed out w it h a six-inch lxire. It is claimed that the wooden jiip -s last as long as imn pipes. One town has a line of pipes seven miles long t hat, w ith all connections, cost but - Suits agrrregatinzr more than $S0, I'tiu v ill soon lie tiled by the govern men t against certain big !umlr eouqianies and t iirpent ine dist i Her ies in the lower par? of Alabama. Tin ev idenee show s that fnmi -.:,.iu acres of line forest lands in-longing to the government 1.1.1. it trcis. yielding over j.ihhI.inki feet of liimlier. had Im-cii cut. The giivern p;e::t authorities projMise to stop the 'e:icl:i1 ions by bringing to account the concerns that buy the moonshine IupiImt. Some jiatriotie citizen of Prescott. Ariz... in laudinir his tow n and state. ami dese-niting on wonderful riches of the eeo-ion. declared that even thebuild :ngs of Prescott were in jiart of gold. He w as taken up 011 the assertion, and a lM-t resulted. A few days ago an assay was made of sandstone Ix-ing used in ! h '-reel ion of some new buildings, and the stone showed four dollars per ton in gold ami ".'it cents per ton in silver. It wonHn"t iay to mine the buildings of Prescott. but the lioomerwon his bet. THE WORLDS WOMEN. Miss Peatrice Harradens winter in California was so pleasant and Wnefi eial to her that she will return there after her present brief visit to England. Mrs. Howard Townsend, president of the National Society of Colonial Dames, is a guest of the local chapter of the daughters of the American Revolution in Atlanta. A no less droll blunder was made by an American woman driving about Athens, who Miinted to a sign over a shop: "Solon Confiserie," wifh the naive remark: "W hat a queer way to sjiell saloon! I supiKise that is modern Creek." A feature of interest connected with the educational display, from the wom an's staiidoint. at the Atlanta exposi tion, will lie the pnsence of some lead ing light from each of the women's col leges. Dean Emily James Smith, of Raman!, is to sjieak of her institution's progress. Although Mme. Viaud. the mother of Pierre liti, is s j years old. she is as ac tive as a young woman, and is an eager and successful mountain elimlier. The author's w ib. vv ho prefers to be known as Mme. Loti. is one w ith his mother iu admiration of lus gifts. TOLD OF PEOPLE. Henry Miller and Charles Lex, two California men. own more than 14.0O0, :hmi acres of land in three states. This joined would make a property half the size of Xew York. Sunsberg, the champion chess jilayer of the world, is an inveterate smoker. His favorite toUieco takes the form of green cigars, and during one game he will consume six or seven from his case. Dr. Andree has selected his coin j. um jo ns for the 1 ml loon exjiedition to the ntrth jiole. One is the meteorologist, Ekhom. of Stockholm: the other U Neils Strindlierg, an amanuensis in the Stockholm university. Otto, the insane king of Havaria, hu just celebrated his 46th birthday that is, it was celebrated throughout his country by a religious service. Since his accession to the throne the mad sov ereign has never left the castle of I uerstenried. which is surrounded by high walls. COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL. The estimated annual consumption of ice in New York is S.OOO.OtW tons. Diamonds so small that 1.500 go to the karat have lieen cut rn Holland. Russia pnxlueed 297,500.000 poods of petroleum in ls'.4, a falling off of over 27.000.000 from 193. A pood is 36 pounds. Exiokts of oranges from Palermo. Italy, to the L'nited States, were in creased eight fold last year because of the failure of the Florida crop. The steel rail pool is made up of the Carnegie Steel company, the Illinois Steel company, the Pennsylvania Steel company, the Cambria Iron A Steel company and the Lackawanna Steel company. f t. I