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EBENSBUHG, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1896. . .t lawn "1" vtt;er NUMBER 11. . !tv- -i ix pnort. I I 111 i p." r .-r..r'.'-'.v i'rMi I- - j -A !C ?.i r p. mi I Wny poy feO tc aoc. a rod for fence whe-n jroii can make the irf-rr r :Sfus ibest woveh wire fshge oh esbth FOR 13 tiorss hi 3;ri, cull end ch eken tfght. A man end bey can make from 40 to eororsaoay. ursosiyia. IlluEtrnted Cotilogue Free. K'.TSELM AN Pidceville. ix v I', r-..'- vAnrrnr.r tired feet iv;.:, r ? ri :u:v. Strained or 1 v :-.!! muscles, cr stiffness they're ail :urevni in the same quick It's the best remedy for pr3:ns, riles, Fi:::urr:2?i:n, Catarrh, hsiirclia, Scrs Throat, T . ' -.. e; :-r. l 50 rents. A:. .. . . ..: ! .. i :..:!. I Scientific American Agency for f ' CAVEATS. DESICM PATENTS, COPYRiCHTS, ctcl n a- ! f - i::i:i'il. s rit" t '. .. : !..:;. Nfv 1 ' -r s- '.r:t:ir ; ,T- o Ati'-'T';. ; .ici r. -.l I s -i I roJi-ht mntwx 11 rr..i.-l liii- Mi.--.it ; .r -.t ia, Y.tL City. iteei Picket Fence. rVOOD 1 " 0 ..,,. -j 1 .. ... ' T t'"iGuj. tTai f-t - h i-!- n : i-ij. "rL-.lin?.' : ? -i :r::.,. W : : r! 1; tuk Jtli .J Art OR ,v DFAN. flr'a.Atl it. Pist.ucfih. Pa. t HE ACCIDENTS OF LIFE 'rite to T. ?. OnxrFY, : I': t"l"-'.i.. S ere- 1 tiie S-.AX Attll-I NT vNV, f. -r ii'f'irm.-'.tion '..1 A.e:.le.it Innir .MpntiL.:i thi-. p.iper. c; '. 'U e;m snvc 4..I i.vi-r ji.(n.nM for -a, A r l-o y-ur own Agent. :' :- 1. -LAMINATION KMOI'IKKC F. X. FEES' having Parlor, Near Post Glace ! .:-.-ire. t' iYiform the pub- i-rn ! a rhavinir ar or on : p t ttJii'e w ere iarferlOfcC - !. oaT7-iei on In tfie - r.-.: and c.ean. iJOHfi F. STRATTON'S C-M'm!hI fisssian Cat A Violin Strings i i.r I .i.f-T 11; la- W .iJ. Krry Trmji Wjrrjr.tcJ. " " S.idi.On, ;,,,,,, "i-. v!".. MT K. "tli St. NEW YORK u Pftcrggygi ; M p..'..s an! 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I POTATOES;; are protiiable if rightly erown. S20 Phosphate mHL-H, inru trow as tb" hbo-jid erovv ; hiake? Com, W heat ai. oio-i vrt-x ;i.TtT !ha!i any lV-r- tuUrr known. Sftid or. i'nre JUM. YORK - CHEMICAL WORKS. jai-:;i.lit t'Mvi'at-. an-1 Trade-Mark" obtained, and all lt tit hii.-:nf-t ron''u tcil for Moderate F;. Our Office is Opposite 0. S. Patent Office, indwpfiinTiirp jtaTciit in les time than thoca r'-niot fnirn Washington. onl mHil. irav fr:ir r photo., with dpt-rrlp-i'n. We advise. )f j.-atonTable or not, free of charge. (ii:r not due till patent i secured, ft Pamnhlet. "H to Obtain Patent,"' with nami f (ifaetaal eiien. in yourbtate, county, town, sent free. Aiidresr", C.A.SNOW&CO. Opnosite Patent Office. Washington. D- C- V! S-V-. "Jl ATTiTi. . h-. fnjT-i a constniif pnfnnarp for ovrr rar-. It in wtnU-rfuHjr tflimiwciuuj in aJI If bi-HDiiiilam, l.imKuea, Catarrh 1 oot buchf, Ni-uraleiio, tt lor Rnrl othr ailm-ntH whi-re fain in nn nttrnd Hiit. Try if. At lm,r it4in-t. ii- ,y uiuil tu rtt'itt of nanif. lulilrttM uih! i". eritn. WINK ELM ANN BROWN DKl'G CO., Iiuhlmore. Md., I'. K. A. ofti: mm THE KEELEY CURE n st-K'ial t..n to 1,ti-iness men mho. havine tinlt.-.l iiueoiiM lonely into the drink I1al.1l aii1 j awaken 10 inM tne liseu-- i.f alenholism fateuol j up m ttii 111, reudurint; tlieit. uulit to loaiiUKe af- I fuirs r.Miur:n a clear t.rain. A four weeks j courb'.- oi treatment at the I PITT5BLRO KEELEV INSTITUTE. No. 4210 Fifth Avenue, j reMnrrs to them nil their powers, mental anl piiv,.-.,I, le.-tn'VS tlie abnormal app-tite. and 1 r--'nr ti:ei:i to the coiMiiion thev wereintie- fore they in-iule I in stii'iulnnls. This has U-en I .lo ie 11 more than l'WK) eases tnteJ here, and ! n his them Fonie of your own neighbors. t, u !!'7- we nn refer v.-uh conn't.'ne as to the nN-o'u'e s-tfety anl ertirieney of the Keeley nrc. Tne f liiest ami most "ureintii; investii;atioii is n i 1. 1 1 . sx'Ul ic ixmipulcl viiis lull iulonua- auii i 04. f; P r I'ik 1 n fi 1 m C ATA R R H J fluidity XltMll I'ttKMIKJf, AHny ' m Mi rt 1 1 iff M , it'itln thtt .-irrj. 1'rflrrl the JI,-,F hrtl ft f from Ad'litionnl ivtil. JtrstoifM the SfMHf m ff Tftste a tut Ajrf. 3 i.&j It Will Cure COLD 'N HEAD A nartirle is appiieil Into -aco Bustrel anil is ; lirrepunie. itiipv,uioi i Kl.Y KKUTHbKS.M Warren Street. ew York. nor.io.4i4.iy OK AI.IiTHK NF.WS. KEAO TH FKEE M.AN. ll.Mparjear. yssm-. ! r in 1-1-r iiainimiu i?ia zks i4 I J 1 a hit a 1 n 1 rr 1 1 1 "T 1 rr . . .71 . . . . K .. . 1 1 ' A PICTUIiESQUE SPOT. Fertility and Beauty of Straw berry Point, Alaska. The Bent IMace in the Northwestern Ter ritory for Aericultaral I'arnuita A rerr--t A lldernemt or l'lantu utl Uranoni. Tlio season that is just finished has Invn most rtitaile in the matter of tmrists ns well as jrold minors that Alasktt has ever hail. Now fhat- it is over, ami the regular iiihaliant.s tf the territory have had a ehanee ti think uljout it st little, they are lH-piniiinir to t;ilk aloiit thi'. ";reat thinfs in store for I hem. Alaska is jjorj;eoiis in slimmer. Nowiiere else in the world is there sneh seenery as aloijfj the island-tJottetl ehannel from Port Tovns'iil to ,In nean. Not only is nature dressed in her ln'st to reeeive the tourists who are join; tliere in ever-inereasinj, thronfrs, lint the inhaltitants also fret on their itimmI ( lollies and their -od In-havior, and for four or five months the whole territory is arrayed in its Sunday ln-st. Hut this ;km clothes exhibition comes only in streaks. It occurs for about t wo days of each week, when t he steam er from "down In-low" is in. The tour ists come and ;jo with the steamers, and rarely stay over from oni loat to another. As the. steamers lie in each rt only a day or h-ss. the tourists have not much chance to make a last injj impression. Now. however, there is likely to te a change. Juneau men are. notliino- jf they are not hustlers, and with the recollection of this sea son's profits and jiossibilities they are iirraiyrintr to put up a biff hotel on Straw berry l'oint, at the entrance to (dacicr bay. in southeastern Alaska. Strawlierry Point is one of the most beautiful and picturesque spots in all Alaslia. It lies U'twri'ii Juneau and Sitka at the entrance to Idacier bay. It is a frlaoial moraine, which extends out into icy st raits about ten miles from the mainland, anil separates the en trance to (dacier bay on the east from 1 he little narrow strait lietween Pleas ant island and the mainland on Ihe west. The moraine has an elevation of from .".! to loo feet aliove hiirh tide, mid contains hundreds of acres of fer ule level land. If then is a place in the territory where afrricuItur;U pursuits can Ik carried on it is at Strawlerry Point. The soil is a rich, sandy loam, and the lienehes are mostly free from the marshy ground which character izes most of the level land along the coast in southeastern Alaska. The whole Kuinsula is covered with a lux urious prowth of blue joint and other frras.ses, and many acres of it are dotted with the strawlierry plants which irive tiie Kint its name., They are so thick that when they are in blossom in the early summer the land resembles a New York farmer's field of daisies, and in Scptemlier, when the lcrries riien, they fairly make the pre utid red. The climate of Strawlierry l'oint is much ploasanter than at most other places in Alaska. At Sitka, for instance, the averape is 2-0 da s of rain, sno.v or fop 111 a year. Juneau is about as bad. it never pets very cold ttecause of the intl iieni es of the warm Japan current, but there are very few days of clear skies and bripht sunshine. Hut at Strawlierry Point the precipitation of rain in summer, and the correspond inp fall of snow in winter.aie much less than at Juneau. This is liecaiisc across tin bay in the west the lofty Fair weather ranpe lowers iike an army of pin nt sentinels stationed tliere to pro tect this little parden sot from the terribly icy winds that would sweep across from the Pacific if these moun tains did not hold them back. 'Ihe rainfalls in summer are like tho-e of the interior, and not like the lonp. stc;u!y drizzles anil downpours of S'tka and Juneau. Strawlierry Point is prob ably the only place ip Alaska where the iiplitninp plays and the thunder roars in a typical summer shower. In places on the ln-nches there are bunches of oiinir cedar and spruce, with occasion al thickets of alders, hut most of the protmd is clear and rollinp. The prandest scenery in Alaska i: on view from Strawlierry Point. Uefdos the piants of the Fairwcather ranpe. there are the preat ice cathedrals of she Muir and Pacilic placiers, which loom up 2(1 miles away and send off a continuous procession of tr niend ins iceberps, which pass down by the p.iint like a preat fleet of white warships in review. The waters about the point iii-iii with fish, and there ir. pame a plenty in the iear-bv woods. Already the enthusiastic Juneau men an plan n;np their summer hotel and callinp Strawlierry Point the "Saratopa of the Northwest." N. V. Sinn. MiiK-le in Hike Work. It is st ranpe that so many people should seem to think that hicyclinp de velops only the muscles of the lop. Criticisms of this kind, however, arc usual! v heard from those who have not tried this most fascinat inp means of recreation and exercise. Kx-ioi-iciteo. luis proved that bioyelinp brinps into play and develops all t Ik important muscles which help to build up the ohvsical structure. Of course the lops leceive the greatest amount of exer cise, but the use of the arms, buck and chest is erv imjiortaiit. When a steep incline is encountered the leps alone would Ik unable to supply sufficient proulsive.Miwer. The handle bars n. 11st be limily grasped, ami the strain on them is very preat; in fact they might lie broken if at all defective, which gives a faint idea of the pnat strenptli that must be put forth by the arms and back. Coldest Winter in w England. The most memorable winter in New Fiii'laiid of which we have a clear record was that of 1710-41, says a cor resHndent of the Stoninpton (Conn.) Mirror. Then jieople passed ami n passed from Providence to Newjiort on the ice, and from the shores of Con necticut to Montauk Point. One rec ord says that a man drove a horse and sleigh from Hurlpate. near New- York, to Cape Cod. A sleighing party went from Norwich to Fisher's island on the ice the same year. In the winter of 1 .'" the lioats en route for New Yor!: wore ioeliound near Hart's island for l'.i days, and for three weeks the mer cury kept in the neighborhood of zero. HiiiMnuiiu rujjiuiui 1 11-0. VULAPUK MAS A KIVAL. I . u at tuc wurri I I Explorer ltrrhrrcvink Thinks There May lie Future for Commerce There. The recent antarctic exjieditioii was a commercial one, and comuiercially it was a failure, lxcause we did not find the ripht whale, so valuable for its whalelione. The Antarctic was fitted out for the hunt of t hat part iculur kind of whale; nevertheless, I have no doubt that the commercial nsultof the exK'dition would have lieen much 1 let ter had we worked under more favora ble auspices. I do not- by any means consider the fact of our not havinp niet with the ripht whale in those sca-s as conclusive proof of their nonexistence in the bay at Victoria Iinil. The Antarct ic found the ripht whale at Campliell island in the winter time; the lioats fastened to five of them, of which, however, only one was caupht. Now, to me it does not seem improbable that these whales po south to the bay of Victoria IjiiuI, where Ross saw theui, in the summer, and then return north in the winter. It would s-.-cm incredible that a man of Sir James Koss' standinp, supMrted as he was by able scientists and experi enced whalers, should have made a pravt- error when he said that, this valuable whale was to lie found in larpe numbers in these southern lati tudes. The ilifTereiice in the apearaiice of the blue whale, as we. found it there, and the ripht whale, in the method of sjMintinp. is so strikinp that even the most casual observer could not easily be deceived. Very jiossibly, had we penet rated farther into the larpe o'ieii bay discovered by Ross in the vicinity of the" volcano peaks Erebus and Ter ror, we. too, would have found the ripht whale in pn'at numliers. We saw very many blue whales, but had not the a pliances to take them. As I remarked at the international peopraph'cal conpress, we found few seals. They increased, however, in nuinlKT as we worked eastward, and seemed afraid of the land. All of the seals that we met on the shore showed much uneasiness and s'edily made for the water, a fact which strenpthened my lielief in the existence of a larpe enemy of the seal on the continent. I do not doubt t hat the seals conprepate lopether in larper numliers at some places on the bay. I consider the pnano ImiIs which we discovered of preat commercial ituior tance. and they oupht to lie well worth the attention of enterprising business men. The secimen which I broupht back with me contains a larpe iier cciitape of ammonia. Furthermore, from the analysis of Ihe siM'cinicn of rock which I broupht back with me, the Kssible anil rolt able presence of valuable minerals on the continent is proved, althouph the lava and the volcanic nsjiect of the coast liue do not sjieak favorably for I lie presence ofCieavy metals near the surface. C E. ISorchprevink, in Cen tury. HOW LIGHTNING KILLS. It Is the "l'p Stroke" That la Always the Most Fatal. A new theory as to how lightning kills, but one which may well be held in alieyance until a clearer solution of it can be presented, is jiist now lieinp urged by the scientists, says the St. Ixmis Republic. According to this new-fangled idea, a person is never "struck" by liphtuitip at all that is, in t he pcneral sense of the word quoted. The new theory is the result of deduc tions that have 1hcii made along the follow inp lines: All life is elect ric. In the human body the stomach is the generator and the brain the battery. When a person is killed by lightning he is not "struck" at all. but dies lo calise of a sudden loss of electric jiower which had been imclliip his physical ii-rine. The loss of this vital fluid, if such it may lie called, is broupht about in this manner: A thunderstorm is passing over. It is charged with posi tive electricity- and the earth lu-neath is charged ncpativcly. The human electric battery is lietween. If the cloud is charged heavily enough it saps tin negative electricity from the earth, using the human iieing as a conductor, ::nd finally leaves him lifeless by taking his electricity- with that from the earth. This theory is in line with that which originated a few years ago and which was to the clTeot-that it was the "up stroke" that kills. POTATOES WERE EXPENSIVE. ItiK Hill Follow a llilslntnil'M Scheme to lliile Cot of CitrnrM. One of the funniest things that have occurred in Joliet during the present year, says the Joliet (111.) Republican, was the mishap of a gentleman who formerly lived on the west side, but is now a resident of the city, and whose wife ran the store bill and looked after the household expenses. He was in the habit, by agreement with hisprocer,of havinp his cipars and occasionally poods that were not exactly cipars harped up as otatoos. One evil day his wife took her pencil anil liepan 10 reckon up the accounts. She finally found that the family had eaten over three car loads of (antatocs in less than a year, and she just diiln't In-lieve that the account was correct. The smoker anil the smoker's procer were between the u ppcr and the nether millstone for several days, and it was doubtful who would lie pulverized the finest, but finally an explanation was made that mollified the wife, even if it didn't satisfy her as to t he correctness of the grocer's charge for potatoes. t'an't Sec the .lo'ie. Here is the serious-manner in which a big Indon daily anil a sedate London magistrate treatil on old-time Ameri can joke: A stranpe society was brought to light during the hearing of a case In-fore the Thames magistrate. Sevcial.nien were chargid with stealing a watch from si sailor and were all dis charged except Alexander I'ullcrton, on w hom w en found a ost otlice sav ings liank liook for t 49 and a card of meni liership with a curious title. It liorethe following Inscription: 'National Liars association. Having Wen a memlierof the above association, and finding you a bigger liar than myself. I must con gratulate you on relieving me of this card. It must lie gratifying to the East End community, as well as a tribute to Fullcrton's ow n abilities, that he found no one worthy of relieving him of the card. The magistrate remanded hiin for inquiries." Enperanto la the Name of Thla New Cul verHal Laiii'uaKr. Esjieranto is not the name of a new liquor or of a new appetizer, nor that of a comie sting 'nu. it is the name of an artificial language, which is fast paining adherents in France, and that is already able to boast of many fol owers in Europe, '.he I idled States, and even in some Kirts of Africa. Among those most proficient in the language is a Frenchman, liearing the aristocratic name of D'Eyssauticr. He 6ays that Esjieranto is by 110 means a new language, nor even a recent dis covery. This intei nat ional language lias been in existence nearly ten years, and th-re are at least lu.OOtl adherents in dilTerent parts of the world. The author or originator of F.sieran to is a Russian gentleman. Dr. Zamen hof. of Warsaw. He says that one may learn its grammar in an hour, anil all its vocabulary of words in a few days. The official organ of the language, the Esperantisto, is utterly oposed to the Volapuk organ, for it has literary tendencies. The fact is, Esjieranto hopes to tie throne Volapuk altogether. Verses may bo written in it, and translations of the Iliad and Hamlet have been pul lished. Like all artificial universal lan guages, the roots of Esperanto are de rived from the Ix'st known of modern tongues English, French and (iYrtnan these offering the least difficulty to students. CLEVER SHAMMING. 1'aria.Hottsekeepern Will, Now I .oi It Ankanre at Sanitary Expert. One of the "knights of industry w ho aliound in I'tris accomplished a very sharp theft recently, says a Paris 'ot ter. He walked around to a newiy eonst.'icted house on the Houlevaid Henri tjiiatn, which had lately re ceived some tenants, and ionipously re present td himself as the sjiccial ai chitect of the lioaril of health, sent to inspect the sanitary arrangements of the new dwellings. The concierge, deeply impressed by the grand appear ance tif the man, and lx-lioving in his official character, admitted him. to the rooms of one of the tenants, who ha-jM-ned to lie connected with the Lyons railway. Tii. occus.nt of the flat was out. as the sham .irehitect took care to ascertain bclorehand. The shar-xT sent the innocent con cierge downstairs for a measuring nnl, and immediately set to work to force ieii a safe, whence he look a packet of railway shares and City of Paris liontis, amounting in value to over Clou. The safe was firmly closed tie fore the return of the concierpe. who, susectinp nothing, accompanied the shaiMi around the apartment. After the sham architect had finished his tour of insMction. he jolitely departed. When the official of the Lyons com pany came home at noon he discovered ids loss, and entered into immediate communication with the jiolice, who are now looking for the sham archi tect. THIS IS A BIG COUNTRY. If Too Don't Iteliete It Einten to This Man's Kemarka. "Few Americans appreciate the vast extent of our national domain," said Col. Charles C. MotTert. of Ik-uver, to the Huffalo Courier. "I firmly believe that some day in the near future we 1! haveair linesof traiisjHirtation lietween t.11 Kiints either up in the air or oth erwise. Fin ImiiiiuI for New Yorx. and I'd save 12 hours travel if I could travel in a straight line from Denver to Nov York. For instance, the air line lie tween Chicago ind New York is To--miles; by rail it is 'Mil miles. From Huf falo to New York it is20."i miles in .111 a.i line, 422 miles by rail. Why, our cou:. try is so great that the public lam!.. here exceed in the mimlx-r of suar'' miles the whole of Russia in Euiope The state of Texas is much larger than Austria. Ceruiany or France; New Mex ico is larger than England. Irelaud. Scotland and Wales combined: Mon tana is larper than Norway; Missouri is larper than Turkey in Euroie, Ken tucky is larper than Portugal, est Vir ginia is larper than Creece, Arizona is as larpe as Italy, Indiana is twice as larpe as Switzerland, and Wyoming and Orepon art as larpe as Spain. In th event of a successful war of conquest with tireat Hritain. or by annexation, if the I'uited States should Ih'coiiio ks f esseil of Canada, it would add Ci.-:il,31 J square miles of territory to the preat republic, and our total area would then le t"i.s()7.371 square miles. We would still lie one-third smaller than the Russian empire, and one-third larger than the Chinese empire." PRETTY WOMEN "BUYERS. Employed by Shrewd Merchant with Never-Fail ins; Grand K exults. "What won't merchants now adays do in order to pain a business ad vantage?" tusked the drummer from Ohio, who then, says the Huffalo Express, partial ly answered his own question by say ing: "I went into a big department store in Philadelphia last week. I found that the buyer for my lineof good.s was a woman, a mighty handsome woman. I made an apjioiu.nient with her for the next morning. When ! arrived with my sa m pies, 1 found half a dozen salesmen ahead of me, and had to wait my turn. The buyer was busy just then with a fellow who sold cheap jewelry. He was a Fiisceptible. youth, and the girl was stringing him for all he was worth. You'd have sworn thr.l she was in love with him. She called him by his first II line, leaned her head confidingly against hifi as they looked over the samples and insisted ujioii pinning the goods into his scarf and shirt front to seo how they would look. A5 a result, slur bought all she wanted f'-r a song. That young fellow" employers an' probably w ondering yet how he came to sell so cheap. Fie Crust. If you wish your pie-crust to lie very nice, fold it, lay it on a plate, and stand in the refrigerator over night. This will improve a good plain paste so that it it almost as flaky as a puff paste. In sealing a pie moisten the inside, but not on the edge, with a imstry-brush dipped in water or the white of an egg. Put the upper crust in place and press the two together with the thumb dipped in flour. Press together, but not oa the exact edge, or the pastry will not rise. N. Y. Poet. Home of the Ingenious Devices for Navi gating m Great Steamer. Let us spend an hour with ('apt. Ran dall, of the American .iner St. liiis.on the bridge in midooean. He first takes t's into the wheelhouse. It is 1 room ten feet wide with a curved fwnk A heel altout three feet in diameter is I laced in the center of the room, and you are .surprised to see that the quar termaster keeps turning it almost con stantly. You liavealwaystlioupiitthat he had simply to keep his eye on the floating compass in the lio.x directly in front of him and hold the ship steady on her course. As you look at t ho com ulss you see the ship veering now this way and now that, as slie rolls and plunges, or as one screw turns faster than the other, and thus pulls the ship around. It is hard to make two inde pendent screws go exactly at the same speed, and so this man at. the wheel is busy ill 1 the time turning tl ship straight. He has to fight th waves anil the screws anil the w inds .at the same tine, and he is a busy man. This steering w heel controls the ship by means of a small column of oil in a little tulie. Hy turning the wheel this v.ay or that the oil in the tulie is forced up and down, and that oeiis or closes certain valves in the steam-stccring gear 4!U feet away, and the rudder is turned as easiiy as if a child had done it. In must steamships the steam steering gear is controlled by hydraulic power that is by water but the use ol a column of oil is an improvement. As you look alwut you see fastened to the cornice directly in front of the wheelman a little scale in black with white lines marked off on it. Tliere is a dial on it. and as the ship rolls yon set that this is a device to mark the depree -f the roll. You may notice that it takes aliout a second for every degree a roll. On each side of the room is another lonp black paupe, and thedials point to cerain figures, generally lie tween HO and 0.1. These dials arc little electrical devices, sliowinp exactly how many revolutions the screws are mak ing. The captain at a glance knows what is going on in the engine-rooms. Over in the corner of the room is an other curious electrical device. It is a bttle 1kx with a dock in it. The cap tain tells you it is the machine that contmls the whistle in time of fog. The law requires a long blast of the w histle nt such times every two minutes. Im pressing a button 011 this little clock Jpiaratus. and by sotting the clock in a certain manner, the whistle is blow 11 a .ltomti tically for seven seconds every iiiinute. There can lie no error of man ;n that work. Just as sun as everv minute comes around that whistle will blow- seven sconds. I'nder the old way, when a man pulled the whistle coid, there was 110 exactness in the work. When the fog is over the button is released and t he w hist le stops. Har per's Round Table. ROMEO AND JULIET AGAIN. A Montague-Capulet Eove Tragedy in Keal Life in Au-trla. An extraonlinary love tragedy, re calling the story of Romeo and Juliet, is reported from Altfoldt. Irma. says a Vienna letter to the Iyonilou News. Some time ago the daughter of a high ly respected family made the acquain tance of an employe of the local ad ministration, whose uncle is one of the princes of the Hungarian church. Tin two fell deeply in love and often met by stealth, as the young m.in's parents could not forget a lawsuit they had had with the girl's family and which was decided against thcin. The pirl's fa llier, who was once a millionaire, but whom speculation had reduced, tried to jM'i-suade his daughter to marry a rich land owner who was anxious to make her his wife. The young man sueeei-ded. however, in getting a ilis peiisation through his clerical uncle, ami a secret marriage wa-s Mrformcd. The girl's parents again made a vio lent scene to induce her to marry the land owner. She took their words so much to her.rt that she took a larpe dose of opium and next morning was found unconscious in her Ixil. The young husband, hearing the news, ran to the house and in the general confu sion entered the room. Seeing her pale and motionless and believinp her to be dead, he blew bis brains out w ith a re volver he had broupht with him. The re'iort awoke the young woman, whom the opium had held in a trance. When she saw her lover lifeless on the ground near her she took the revolver from his dead hand and shot herself. QUEEN AND THE "ORB." How the Itrave Girl Suffered Silently at the Coronation. In the coronal ion the ceremonies last ed more than four hours, and through out the queen played her part with wonderful coni'iosuro. Care, says a writer in the Westminster Hudpet. had Iwen taken to provide a crown suitable for her small bead, but no one ha I .bought alxiut reducing- She size of the orb which she wan requin-d to carry i.i her tiny hand. "What am I to do with it?" she asked in concern. "Carry it, your majesty, replied lird John Thy line. "Am I? It is very heavy, the queen answered in a tone of amazement. How ever, it was too late to protest, and she olioyod the exigencies of t lie sit nut ion. A worse mistake had liei-n made with l-eparil to the ruby coronation rinp. The jeweler had made it to lit her maj esfy's little linger, whereas Ihe arch bishop declared that accorilin- to the rubric it must lie put tqion the larper iiiper, and acconlingly forced it into that Ksition. The queen lore her iainftilly swelling finger with the same heroism that she carriiil the weighty orb. Afterward the finger was so much swollen that it hail tit In liathcd in ice water before the ring could lie drawn off. Vitality of Dlaeaae Germs. During the summer of 1'J4 the noted bacteriologists of Europe. Koch, of Cer many, Pasteur, of France, Ewart, of Scotland, and Carpenter, of England, made exjiorinients on the vitality of the germ which causes splenic fever in animals. The facts thus deduced prove that earth worms may bring up the germs fnm places where such animals have been buried after a lapse of 2t years, and that the dried and pulverized blood of such diseased animals wili produce the disease after 50 years. SCHEMES TO WIN AT POKER. Device That While Not Open Cheating Are Ouite as I'.ail. There are more simple ways than one to win at a game of -hiker, without oK'idy cheating, as is evidenced by a couple of young nn-n who licloi-o-cil to a Jmker club recently broken up ;:i:d w ho played t he panic to w in. They had various schemes, the first, licingas fol lows: They would po into a game w it h plenty of money. Iieggod or lmrrowed if necessary; they would play in every good-sized stake and let thesniail ones alone; they would liegiu to In-t. each raising t he other and t heir companions at the table, irrespective of the size of hands; whether the others held enor mous hands or not they wen- bound to poout in time, and then the partners would divide the sjkuIs, in this wav managing to turn many an honest or dishonest eiiiiy, as the opinion mav 1k. The second panic was not so fair, says the Syracuse Post. The two con spirators sat next to one another. They would look into one anot.lier's hand, and the lowest man would drop out at the appropriate time. Then he would take every occasion to look into the other's hands. If they- were hipher than his companion's he would nudge the companion and the latter w ould drop out ; ot lierw ise he would re main with the certainty of winning the money. The two rogues hail nu merousot her w ay sof Ix-at iny the iraine. but these were Ihe plain, unvarnished inundations for many a case of high way mbla-ry on their iart. ORDERED A TIN PETTICOAT. The rope Insisted That a Nude Statue lie Drafted. One cf the most curious instances of the strurf.-le In-tween art and pro priety is .shown in St. Peter's. Tin writer, says the Troy Press, was ram bling through the great cat hedral one day w h-n he snddetilv came upon an enormity. It was the superbly si-ulj-turcd form of a Ix-autiful woman, the head, hands, neck, ankles and feet s-j-arat inasterworks of art. The wold separate is used advi-edly. for t he tcrso ind legs wen modestly hidden under a tin petticoat painted to represent mar ble, but so ili in color and drapery line tli.it tin en tin stat ue seemed il isjoi nt d and at war in its component pans. "Si sig nor." said the guide. :qilopet ically. "It is the ini-iossililc. Very li-ue. Hut what can lie hel-ied? The sculptoi he make 1 K-a ill if ill mode! nude. It w ill not do. It is on the po;e"s tomb. The ioie, he comes lo see his tomb two, three hundred years ago. He sav no. We will not have such thing. .'Ie toll the sculptor to put on tbedrapcrv. The artist, he say no it is ini possihio. Then the joe call a workman ami he say put on the clothes on the figure. 'Ihe worknir; 1 not :.n artist, only a woikman. lie put on 1 he t in jM-t t icoat and paint it. The pijM satisfied. He die .111J is buried in the tomb. Put every liody wonder two. three hundred tears at the ligure." THE BLENHEIM SPANIEL. Most Eovatile of the 1'our-Footed Iets of Womankind. Of all the i-ts of womankind, babies alone excepted, there is nothing more lovable than the tiny Hleuheim spaniel, says an exchange. Why this breed of dogs have the r.anie of the palace of the duke of Marl borouph 110 one seems to know. The story poos, however, that the first due hail the brood, and that, on a ft-i.-ml's requesting a puppy, he refused to part with one, but, at the same time, took two or tlint- blind whelps and threw them to tame eagles. Hut in the year 1 ' his grace, the duke of Marl ixirough. was reputed Jo jMissess the smallest and lic..t breed of cockers (woodcock spaniels in Hrit ain. They were invariably 11 d and white, with very long ears, snort noses, and black eyes. They wen evidentlv the ancestors of the present I'.leiihciins. which are still hn-d by the kcpcrs of the lodges at nienhoitn and some of the inhabitants of Woodstock. Hut there is little doubt that t hoy have liecn crossed with the pug to give them the very short t.nub nos t w hieh they now possess. Moreover, t he breed has "iM-eoin.- very delicate and ililli, lilt to rear. They suffer from brain dis ease, and are 11a 'ie li kely than s.n ol lit r dog to tlie in piqvyhtod. "id -tone." the celebrated writer on dog--, iciuciii-l-ors t he t i nit w hen t he I Ion he in i w orw mainly bred in the vicinity of thcial-:u-e. lie suggests as a probable orig inal of the Hleiilii'im the Japaccsc toy spaniel. The surmise seems . ry prob able. LIVED HIS LIFE ALONE. Spent Years at a Hotel Without Speaking to Anyone. A year or two ago a well-to-do pent Io nian died in a New Yolk hotel. Ho had lived in the hostelry lor years, and ye not a soul knew him h rsoiiaWy or any thing aliout him lnyi.nd the fact that he jiaid his bills pnunptly and icpular ly. He chose to make no acq na iuta m-es, says the New York Advertiser, and was satisfi-d to apj-ear to tin hotel maoagcr as "No. 01, K." or by whatever nuiiilx-r hi. 4 room designated. The hotel man agement had changed several times, but he lived on tliere. a calm. unrulHcd ex istence. As a guest such .t 111:111 is a jewel, and. as may n-asonab'y lc suje -osed, be was not likely to lie barrasstl by unnecessary at tetn ions. W hen be died and it was found tha ho was a pent Ionian of independent fortune the new si- K-rs. of course, making the dis covery some eoplo marveled for a day or two. and then forgot him. I n-oall the incident now only to illustrate that in a pn-at city like this what ap-ars to lie the most public life may in reality lie the most exelrsivc. Haw and Why It Kalna. Rain is the accumulation of the tiny particles of the vaKir of the atmos phere into drops. These drops, first small of size, attract others of their kind and become dnqs of such magni tude that they fall to the earth Ik cause of their weight. There is a limit to the quantity of water which the air is capable of alisorbing and n-taining as invisible vapor. Warm air is able to hold more than cold air. Hence, when the air which is saturated with mois ture liecomes cold for any reason what ever, it can no longer n-tain its mois ture. A jiortion must, uudcr such con dition, accumulate into drops. These fall to the earth in the shaie of rain. SIMPLE SAVAGES. How They lionkoed a Whisky I'lrate Out of a Sloop liailed with 1 .lij Dor. The Indians of the w est coat cf Van couver island have adopted a mrvel and decidedly effective method of dealing with while whisky pirates who fre- 0 ue lit t heir v ii lapes. as James John sou. of Victoria, formerly master of the scaling schooner Kilmsuiy, knows lo l.is cost, remarks the San Francisco I .XMiiiner. lie has come to the con clusion that there was big money fur the man who made a systematic tour 1 f the west coast with IxJttle'd samples ot gill and whisky. Accordingly he pun-hased a small t'-ading si. nip, loaded her with a cargo ot stimulants, and sailed for Hari-lay souud some time ago. There, for a few days, he did a rushing business re tailing his low grade intoxicants at live to ten dollars er 1 Hit tie. The In dians knew they wore lieing roblwd ami remonstrated, but no reduction in t ho price w as made. Then t hoy held a -ouiicil and a great plan was evolved. The aid of the 1 11 di:.i o!ioo was scon re 1. and while tlie master of the sloop slumli-rid he was surioiindcil, mude prisoner. hand oiilTod. and led in triumph to the vil lage. In vain ho pleaded for release. !le was told he would lie held until the coming of tlie M!in- patiol and ''.eii : livercd to the officers for supply inn" h.pior to Indians. This meant a li:-e f at least 5-i'" l and the oontisoa-ion of his craft, so he determined to suggest t'-rnis. and his o-Tcr of the sloop and its argo for his freedom was quickly ac cepted. 1 :e cargo was consumed in a single night by t he d iisky d i piomats in oelc'.irat ing the success of their Na jioleoiiie stroke of generalship. AN ACTRESS WEEPS. She Sheds Keal Tear During the S-ene She Create. According to I'ootlights there never v us an act ress w ho i-ou Id eon una 111 1 her lachrymal plan-Is hs Adelaide Neilsott could. Several of her leading nu n found out her peculiar faculty to their cost, line of th -ni was "Jack" Haines. At the linn the English actor was voni.g ami sleielor and mtlier fancied b ! 11: ! f in such parts as Romeo, going li. considerable ox'iise in dressing. For Romeo he had some lovely 011s-ti.nn-s. all silk, satin and laoes. A deli cate al" bine Jaol.ct was his favorite ii one of the scenes l-tviin Romeo an I Juliit. but h" was awfully sorry :e had it licforo the season was over. After a few H-rft maini-s Ramos no ticed that the li-aiitiiul pale I ! ue silk ill the front of the jacket was stained 11 someway. I "here w ere long st reaks in it. which he could not account lor. That night Miss Ni ilsou and he v. ere. in one of their pathetic love si-cnes. !!ir head rested on his breast. Shei looked up. turned her face to the audi- nce a moment, which at once burst, into most tumult uoiis applause. When sj.e turned her face toward Ha rues ipnin he saw the tears stn-aii.ing dow u her checks. He glanced at his cost nine and saw the cause of t he stains. There wire several fresh wet streaks tin the handsome lale blue silk made by .lulict's tears. Ramos tried to hold her head away from him. but t he cos tume had to lie saeritied to art. and v. hen the season was over his cost tunc was a striped instead of a plain bine silk, the change having lieon caused ly .1 uliet's too realist io wi-ops. MEERSCHAUM. Methods That Are I ed to I'renare It for .Market. Meerschaum is extracted in the same way as eoal. The stone ils extracted is calhd "hr.in tash" (rough block I and is soft ciionuh 1 be cut ea.-ily w it Ii a knife. It is w h:1c. w ii h a y eilow ish tint, and is covered with a red clayey soil aliout one inch thick. In this state t he blocks an purchased by deal ers on the sjmt. not liy weight nor by mcasun-inent. These rough 1.1 icksure dried and subjected to a ce:f:vt) prep aration I m fon- being convoy i d to Eski Sherliir. Some of thm are as small as a w ain ut. w Idle ot hers t tain t he size of a i uiiie foot. Tin. si- which eon. Line i-ogularity of surface and s.izo an- the U-st. The manipulation req-iircd bo fon thev arc ready for ex j irtat ion is ioiig and costly. The clayey soil attached is removed and the in. -er-M-hauni dried. In summer t xj.osure tor live or six day s in t he sun's ray s suf fices, bi.t in winter a room heat-d 1 the ii-quiriil temperature is n-quin-d. and the drying process takes eight or ten davs. When well dried the b!.cks are well clean, d and olish-'d. Then thev are sorted into .ilut 12 classes, each class lieing packiil with preat can- in searale cases and each bl.M-k liciiig wrapjied in cotton wool. SAFETY FOR PASSENGERS. How It Is Secured on Eatern Excursion Steamer. Those of our readers who have had the curiosity to examine the ap'miii! ineiits and equipments of excursion Ixiats such as ply aliout the iiays and ha rl Kirs of the At hint iccnail. says Husi ! less, may have noticed 011 the main dock a weighted and siis-ponded joini r, so arrangtl as lo indicate by its sw ing-ii-g movements the deviation of the Ixsit front even I.ccl. Some weights on wheels. commonly termed "chain 1mxos." an- at hand for use in evening the load of tlie lKtt. As the lioat lists to one side, when t he eager sight-scci s I llsh pell-mell to secun some sjh-cuU view, the chain Ihixos are quickly loiiid in the opisite ilini-tioii. and when, by nason of a change in point of intenst, the enwd runs to the opjxisite side of the Ixtat. the chain lxjxes in turn are heeled to the contrary direction. The. ixiintcr or indicator, hanging against a xst r.car the n-nter of the Ixiat, serves to direct the movements of tlie deck hands with the Ixixes. Slaeo I , 111. aMunrn. Inoneof the leading journals of Mon tevideo, the following advertisement apjx-anil recently: "A very rrehyou'ig woman wouM I'ke to marry a yo-irg man of p.xl tamily. If nee ssary, slie will pay the debts of her future hiisliatiil. Send answer with photo graph to I. P., at the office of the jour-l-nl." The ins. rter of this announce ment was 110 other than one Isaac Mcierstein, a merchatit tailor, who had just set up an establishment in Mon tevilo. Hy this plan he pnici-rod pho tographs of many undesirable custo mors.