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ireemani AdvertiKingRates. Tbe Una mud rel M circulation ol tfcC ft KI A I'lKKWftV M IKInacJi I . .v. L. , .l.tl" confide rauoo of advertisers hoM ihmi will be V- .. .wl. ornOTi u lut ioiii widj low rates: J Inch, suae M 1 IDCU, 3 bmthR XAe 1 I Bcli , ie on l b ate I Inch I year.... ................ AQU 1 Inch, fl motiihp . s S Inches, yew .." M'.ia a ltx-te. mouths.... a.ta ItifbM. I. year lSA, ' eol, montm . .... Is., a S column. 6 month... jo .or. H column. 1 year ... 1A 0 1 eo amo, 6 mooU.s 44 1 column, 1 year 7 80 Business Item. Drst InwiUon, mo. m 11m (nb9eiaeot lo-ertiorj. fcc. per Its Administrator's and tionivofs roOces..lS M Aaditor'i Notices . . tray aoil ilmllu Kottee ........... .wa af KoxjIdiiodh or proceeding ol anv eorpors tlon or toctety and commint?atton deatirnrd t call attention to any matter .t United or l Ed I vidnal Interest mum tepald lor atadTertUmoata. Kur.k and Job Cnnttn of nil ktndi neatly and eeiu.niy eiecnted at Ihm lowaat prtm. And don tyon lotvet it. . . - 1.200 .lli Kate. "'' ,- ' 60 V. -'.?, '.'lo,..! 3 iu..mhs. l.Tft t: c I ;', , w,,.u b nienins. x 0 it ;i ..j ,tiiiu the year., i 1 ' ' ., t-!Je of the county ., it elT will be chanted to ,B..i 1- - ., ar-ove terms bo de ! . . "no .mn W"111 tBO,r I,. iV:rr -"ei.-otinita those who f : ' 3 trf.C-Vn.--ly understood Irons JAS. C. HASSON, Editor and Proprietor. 'HI 18 A FBKBM AH "WHOM TBI TBVTH MAKB8 FKKK AHD ALL. ABI 8LAYKB BB81DB.' 81. CO and postage per earln advance. EBENSBUIIG, PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1896. NUMBER :-)). nori ill rfl'tlt If irt ' 1 II! f II J ho. iw BiCY ULb. nGEST a 11 r-u-r !i 1 ' . -rTTr.an- WAY WOOD MGcie! No. 5 PATf-NT- , -,1,117. Ir.'.M .J;in I. 1 S!!5 Ollior IV.i,lin(j rwwl" r !'- i :n l'. -!::.; ...-,.! i v II! I--- ,j.;i:.-v ' liifhiKh .1.1 ru'' Hi. wr Mri il H'iil. ile I'rii e. Never Vefor" sold t ' M y wi Hievi-'te, we ! I : i i! couiM.n '. r. civinir everv ''-t a iirst-tlnss wheel n the . 1. i ':t r iv-'i-t ol f t:. f'i'l er';ir.i t ..- ir.-.v l;u-veh. -tnrolv cr:it.iM!. . ,.liv trrir.il L- ,,f . wtrr:i:: A: .me v .-.niR!"d if not as ,: ! .-:iT::i:i.itiim. We wil' ship . i':i::i:it lo:i. fir r:w'.irf and roapon r i- r ii a ciiarantc of c...-.'i i.nth. v ith t n il Hicvele. Thin is a ; 1:1:10: atTor 1 to let the oppor- 4" ti- av. I cash paters' L''o UetVMBurtn Slrcrl. But"'. TH'CA'' IlL. EiST C&SSmGE an . .'!! ti rnmiimcri for j ear. j t the tleaVr prtlt. XVe are lite ! i.i.jr-t I'litmif aetnrrs in Amer . l!i-'l's a.t I I:irne--s tins way lu f : ? ' -1" ctv :!!:. before nrty money t i ' f" '-"it . .11 T. avs if not satisine- tor ; " 1 r z ye:ir. Why pay an fiirent JIO ri"i'? Write your own order. ' - j'-.'. tVe lalto all rnfc of damage in WHOLESALE PRICES. E-rln-r Wagons, S3! to SSO. ;iirjintfd . .. : r i.vii.'jw. Surreys. S65 toSiOO ;- - I f- rl;iiit.i IiJj. Top BuRgies. : 7.rc, a- a i"ll f -r "k Phaetons, S66 ft'.." Wsgons.Delnery Wagons"! Road C.irtS. I'll 1 LKS Kltt E, KU1U UILOkl. No. I, r arm Hamewi. WW! a IllWhw voiunu iERVOTOR COMPANY. riiru-; Snl .an. , F: Wi-tn, Chrt'i.t St.. Phuada.. Pa- .t St.. Thiiada., Pa. V " - 1 '.'-1 lr t-oth rii'-lH'li in er l. -; ' , ""U-nce. r'tHr... t pi, "'ii'i'tiiviriJivprLora- t V :::',rn-lI.nrnn.n,. Mr.'.. : ' ?fJ'r'rs I.iverlnvigor- t ai 1 . -. : 1 ,:uiv nteriicinp. ---i-r WILL ftlTLV IOC. Occidents of life A Write to T. S. Qcincey, I'ti, Chicago, Secre i f ti:e Siae Accmrxl uv, for information ri'iiiit Accident Insur Mention this paper, o duin yon can save - ;ni over $ijA.ui.no for r Irf Be 0ur own lit.i.1 EXAi.NATIOJ RHQCXRED AAZER' POPipr )8 YB. .... ., ..k iiaikiair, tr. i ' "! :i ' ' ' e:.!''!; rofKj f i . " " Ii liru.9 a. .".'.'.".', '. ' ' I'lKI N'lji'l ' '' : A. riwidenL g fjyj '-Zi T,IE win. fLTi'rfcat 7-La;i,c,h'-r,r'- Not m La-:r7I" K J EALtKs GLSf.kii.v. HANDFUL OF DIRT MAY BE A HOUSE- ... nF SHAME." CLEAN HOUSE WITH HFUL.SU Indestructible 4 'May wood THIS S75.0O COM FLETE BICYCLE r- I cr-rs.S WITH COUPON. v i r- . -sa n i va-r is; nv: hi nn't imiplixt :-ic!r ever niKite. Adaptfd for all kinds of i' ti::! It.ar- is .-('!. tm-:h imt iriry; hiiiij.Ic in construction. , :;. r: n. - ft w j arts: is of m-h vriry coiisiructiou that its part9 , i !. i; : lioliow tubmir to . rush in at every contact; a frame 1 p.: t its niliustitiir j-arrs serve a-, its connectini; parts; a one n. ways r-nly to itivp n-liahle and rupiil transportation, i: r. !! i K,'li:i, tli-- ) far. Mjnle of S-ini'h cold ! -tr. Mir -st nurpl for it? wt iu-lt known); joined toiretlier with ii 'i i iti .:-.n-. t : hat it, is i::ipo.-sil..- to l.it :iK or any part work . I i -i : v .iii l t!ur..iility; the creitt'st conii.ination of lnt' nnity . '. .i!'! a f r:in:i w itnout hr i.tci joints ami tnhinir, as you know i:. I fia.-tur.- :.t l.razcn joint's, and lu!.. s whi n tiiey are linckleil . ." .'inch; warranti-il vord rims, piano wire tanirent spokes r"' h'.rr.-I pattt-rn. TfttKS 'V,rliiii;roir' Hosrpiie or Jlor . r soiiii" I'lht r tirst-c-l.iss pnfnn.ntic tiie. HKAHI.VtiS Hall !i Is. -rai-i: axl..-. ntt. rlne h.-ail and pfdals. "I'IS AMI .' ir: ! I'liy tampered .nil luiriienfl. II A I NS Ilich irrailo iir . K i.VSvS nur cplfhrtd onc-xitecf crank, fully pro- KK 'll S:iort'"3t -js inches: "pniresi ;t7 incliea. liKAK - r'.-.rr iiil.': fori rown maili from im.harrci steel. II AMILK i- : .'.!lv" ml. listed to 'tiv inxitum d. sired: ram's horn fnr- P. .v 1-.. .i'.l!a n. or son:,- :t !mr tirst-oi.iss make. I'KIIALS r-rn:'-'. 1 lMSK-Kiimu-lcU in Mack. ith all hriirht parts . : !:!:. with tool hair. pump, wrench and o:ler. Weight, ac- JT to .i ' imtiil- Coupon No. 2306 coon row 4 tf SENT WITH ORDER FOR No. 5 Alaywood ...Bicycle... HARi IE tZ&r-iiiaiii i.jj No. TS1, Snrrey. Farm waeons. wagonettes. $23.50 Olna-In 8 toexo Double Knur, NO.T2T. Road WaKon. $55 IS la ' 2 3.60. KH'.IXG S 1HLE aad FLY XETS. r-IVh.n .".lorrl 5P: wheela r r. , r,u o r fur ea.a Hth order. 4. la pneaniatie 're. wei'llesa . .-n;- ;.. f- p-v.tj.p- on 1 IJ fi ratslncue. fietl tohma. d" r forvincs. :;-s Vv. D. PRATT, Sec'yi ELKHAHTs fWD PffT DQIPCC by the only concern that ever voluntarily reduced trices. or in recent times originated a new idea in Windmill and V. iter Sunplv Goods. Evervthiae the farmer sella is low. W ho sells low to him ? We have repeatedly refused to ioin. and have therefore defeated windmiil combination, and have. BinCG 'En. reiincnd h post of wind nowcr to 1 what it was. , 9 'T v. v. .....i.. .i v : i .4 1 V. safest to deal with, and because we are the sole originators! ZZ?t?TZ: tower. THE WORLD HAS GIVEN US MORE THAN HALF ITS WINDMILL BUSINESS. VVe believe , J?s,-7 "1 low prices, bieh grades and largo sales. We make short i i.; hand with lone power stroke pumps, with best seamless. - vun a inuB cyuducis. lower man uuu uiica x7s w " , ; ll i. '4. vve prepay ireicht to 20 branch nouses. Eena now xor . 1 I ue uiiiiHiiy illtistrateu catalogue 01 op-io-aaie wcas, u 1 1 B tins appears but once. Our imitators may not have in 1 u print our latest plans. No one Knows we best 1 1 n .1111!. Pump or Price until ha knows ours. FOR ARTISTIC JOB PRINTING TRY THE FREEMAN. '"i A pamphlet of Information and b-; Olitjun i-aicuis, i aveniiv 1 rane-- J Marks, Cwniiliu. rnt rt-Jh4 l,: UIWI11 WW.x, & ,ol rowaj. fnAZE Best IntlisWcr!-! Get tbe 6enaise ! Sol J Eien5ie! WANTED BY SAM'L WELLS & CO.. 67 VINE ST., CINCINNATI. O- 1 1RGEST EXPORTERS OF CIKSEKG IN UllLt SAMPLEJPJTKC! ; 4 1 R AXLE GREASE iilil i I SUSANNA 3I0KT0X. Jf there was 0110 tiling in all her ex perience that Susanna Mortou was heartily tired of it was tho t-vitk-nt and oontinuoiis purHine of mankind to jier mit her to remain a spinster. True he had lieon one so long it would seem that she should have Iweome aeeustonied U it; hut by some strange fatality women that is, the majority of women never accept, their lot in this Christian spirit, which has won for them the endearing' title of the gentler sex. And Susanna Morton had put up with it just as lonjr as she was going to. Four leap years hail passed her ly, and she hail submitted gracefully, but each year less gracefully than sue had done, the year previously, and there were moments in tJie hist of the four when she liecame almost desperate. Xow that a fifth had come her mind was made up. She would take the reins of Cupid in her own hands and drive that harum-scarum little rascal in a manner to suit, herself. She knew her good points, tuie of which was that she was thirty-five 3'ears old or thereaiwiutx. and possessed a poise and balance no man who was hxking for a real sensi ble woman as a wifeVould afford todis- rcgard. In addition to this she had what men seldom disregard a com fortable fortune. It was this fortune that had liccn the real stumbling block in the matrimoni al path of Susanna, and not any lack of attractive qualities in her possession, for she was not homely, nor was she anything but charming. The fortune, however, which was hers from her six teenth birthday, had developed in her a fear that men soutrht her for her money and not for herself, an1, never having fallen in love with any of her courtiers she did not find it dillicult to resist advances, believing, n.s she did, that men were mercenary as a rule, and that some day the one man in all the world for her would apjiear and claim her as his own. However, he did not appear, and he continued not to apear, until Susanna had reached an age and a firmness of character, to put it mildly, when her for tune would have to lie at least doubled to make her as attractive as she was at twenty. This knowledge had come to her gradually, but was nonetheless force ful on that account, and Mie was de termined not to let this leap year pass w ithout results of a lasting character. Of the men 'n her train there were Jierhaps half a dozen who were eligible, and any one of whom would have made a husband any woman could lie proud .of. J'.ut they were merely friends: not a man-jack of them hail ever sugri"es-lcil such a thing as matrimony to her. and .ossibly this was why she liked them. So perverse is the nature of woman. Among tin half dozen was one who founj the greatest favor In Susanna's eyes, the others taking their jKisitions after him in regular gradation, and t his one Susanna selected as her victim for leap year, resolved to try all the others in case of failure in the first instance. Truly, Susanna was a desperate spin ster. And no less spry, for in the course of his first c::ll in the new year she began her operations. Hut it. vas a dread ful task, ami the evening passed with out a single step taken forward. The elTort hail Im-oii made, however, and courage always conies with effort. When he came again she was so wrought up out tin work In-fore her that her eyes sjiarlclcd and her cheeks glowed in rosy color. Me was ten years older than she, aril nlv. ays assumed that Liess-my-soul style affected by elderly men. "Oh, thank you. Mr. Culver," she twitted, "I'm sine yon cnly think so. I look j'ist as I always look." "Of course. M iss Susji 1111:1. only slight ly nioiv so." He smiled, but there was that in the tone which h:'d the ring of insincerity, or at least supcrli.-ial and society sincerity, which is very ncaily the san e thing, and which made Su sanna despise ihe flattery of men that so far had meant to her 10 dissolution of I lie continuity of her spinstt-rhood. She was good-natured aluit it, how evcr.and let Mr.CuIver goon with what ever he hail to say, for if there was .my man w ho eouid make flatt"ry any more palatable to her than any other 111.111 that man wsus Mr. Culver. I'.ut it was ooii over, ami when tie had fixed him self comfortably in an easy chair with which he was familiar he seemed to have forgotten whether Susanna looked like a f right or a fairy, and lH-gan talk ing about all sorts of things, as people do w ho talk for the mere sake of talk ing. t At all events, that's the way it pre sented itself to Susanna, and she felt the spirit of desjierat :on slow ly creeping over her. She took a long breath for en couragement, and tentatively turned the subject, of conversation upon the most recent wedding which had re curred in their circle. "What :t pair of fools they were anil are," said Mr. Culver, sciitent iously, "to marry on nothing but his salary, and that nor big enough for two." "P.ut they are happy," argued Susan na. "I suppose so," Mr. Culver unwilling ly admitted; "it takes fools to le hap pv; wise people know too much." "Are you wise?" questioned Susanna, nervously, for she felt that she was launching herself at this point uiion an unknown sea. "I'm old enough to be." Mr. Culver franklv responded, for Mr. Culver's age w :us too well k nown to lie denied, a nd too great tole hid under a bushel. "Isn't there something somewhere about the old fools lieing the biggest ?" laughed Susanna. "Cut I'm not so old a-s that, yet." "Ah!" and her eyes twinkled. "Is yours a ease of: Standincr with reluctant feet. Where the silly seasons meet?" Mr. Culver assumed a more serious air anil tlK re was a smile on his face when he replied; there was rather a shadow of regret: "Yes, Miss Susannna," he said. I do not stand reluctant, for I think if I had lieen more of a fool in one regard I would have been less of a foci in another. That is to say. a man is a foolto waste his life selfishl v as I have done." This "was the auspicious moment Susanna ha.l W11 seeking. She would now lead rijflit up to the matter and find a listener to her proposal. "Why don't you marry,. Mr. Culver?" she asj.ed, with directness. "Yoi are not too wise to vonsider the question, I hoK." "Certainly not. Miss Susanna." he smiled. "I've leen considering it for 20 years." "Then you ought to stop considering it and pop it." Susanna laughed an l Mr. Culver svJso. "I hardly think I'll ever do that," he said, seriously. "I wouldn't know how to go aliout its to make my case half presentable. I've given myself up, you know, as a bad job." 'Some of these new women will be charging down on you some of these days, teaching you the newer doctrine that women have the right to say whether you have the right to do as you please with yourself. In other words, some one of tJiem will capture you in spite of yourself." "Not much, they won't," asserted Mr. Culver, with a great show of cour age. "If there is anything I don't want lo marry it's a woman with foolish no tions of that kind." Susanna's heart went down to her shoes on the instant. Here was an in surmountable obstacle in her path, and with Mr. Culver holding to such an opinion, what good would a proos:il lie from her, even if she should 111 lister up courage enough to make it. The thought made her mute for a minute and in that minute a new scheme came, tine tljat had been there before, too, but had gone wool gathering while she was lx-ating alMiut the brush with the new woman idea. "I think myself they are horrid," she said, with an effort to swallow some thing that would not go down very eas ily. "Hut there is the leap year priv ilege. All women, new and old, can claim that, ami you mustn't forget that this is a leapyeeir." "I had forgotten it." he said, mov ing his chair into the far corner of the fireplace, but still not so far away that he was out of the pleasant influence of Susanna's nearness. He sat there for an instant lyaking himself shiver with terror, and then he moved back, ossibly a little nearer than lieforc. ''Forewarned is forearmed," she. said; "anil now that I have told you of the dangers ahead I hojie you will profit by my advice." "Oh, I'm not afraid." he. asserted, in a good voice, "I'm just waiting for that sort of thing. The custom of trudit ion. whatever you may call it. is an !' fashioned cue. ami only an old-fashioned woman would tJiink of it, and Unit is the kind I want. So none of them had lietter try it unless she means business." Surely no finer ojiening could lie pre sented to a young woman in her ino.il than this, and Susanna gave herself a shake anil took another long breath The time had come, and she was not Ihe woman to loe so glorious an oppo.' t unity. "Mr. Culver." she began, in a firm voice and with great earnestness, "I hate for n long time been thinking you ought to marry and I have evVn gone so far as to select just such a woman as I think would suit you. I have had two or three consultations with her, ami she is willing that I should present the matter to you, because I know you so well, and you will understand it lietter from me than if she should present it herself." When she was olmut to proceed fur ther with her remarks Mr. Culver how cd sings of real anxiety and arose o his feet. "Miss Susanna." he exclaimed, "don't ay another word. IJeally, I cannot isfen to it." "Hut I must say it to you," she in iste.l. Iiecause. as it seemed to her, that .as the proper way to conduct a sue essful courtship, and now that she had egun it she most .decidedly wished it o lie successful. "I tell you I won't hear it. This is ntircly unexiieeted, and I am sure lothing in my conduct has ever war anted you in broaching this subject 0 me." Mr. Culver was very evidently in arnest. and Susanna almost chuckle.! .0 herself, for this was the very wav fOiing women acted under tin-circumstances in vhh'h Mr. Culver was placet). All if. needed now was a little more coaxing, and Susanna nerved herself for the final )op. "l"erlKis you have not thought so," she said in her softest voice, "but to me there has ever been a desire to say to you what I am now saying. Mr. Cul ver John," and Susanna came very close to him, notwithstanding she was so nervous she hardly knew what to do. "Hold 011, Susanna, hold on," he ex claimed. "Confound it!" (that shocked her, for she knew no girl ever talked that way under such circumstances, however much she must have thought it). "I don't want you to be talking in any other woman's interest. There is only one woman in the world that 1 want, and and and " Mr. Cul ver was getting nervous himself now and Susanna gasped. "And oh. Sus anna," he said, desperately, "don't you know that woman is you? You, Susan na, llon't yon know it. is you?" Mr. Culver caught Susanna's two hands in his and looked into her eyes with such a pleading, tuithetie, intense sincerity that all her plans were con sumed like straw in a fierce blaze and she simply tumbled into his arms and Vt him finish the proposal she thought she had liegun in such a masterly man ner. And Mr. Culver finished it with glit tering success, much to the relief of Miss Susanna Morton, spinster. Hos- ton Traveler. Flirnrea In Smoke. A man, savs a statistician, smoking a pitKr of medium size, blows out. of his mouth for every time he fills h.s p.rr 700 smoke clouds. If he smokes four pities a day for 20 years he blows out Lo.440.fkiO smoke clouds. Detroit Free Press. A Canlue l'eenllarlty. Everyone has noticei! the peculiar habit of all dogs in turning round sev eral times before lying down.' This idiosyncrasy " believed to be due to the habits of the wild animal, which found it necessary to turn round in weeds or kias several times in order to break Ihcin tlown for a bed. Chicago Inter Ocean. Marylanders are "Craw-thumpers," a slang name for the lobster. iHt fc.rut-iH LANGUAGE. Reaaoa Why It Is becoming the I'nlver aal Tongue. "Everywhere in the United States," Father Chiniquy says, "the children of French Canadians, as soon as they ac quire the E.'iglish language at school, give up the use of French, except to speak to their mothers. Hy this proc ess the French must rapidly d:sapicar. It is the same here. A little girl came to me this morning" he was staying in Montreal "seut by a parent who had heard ine preach and had promised to come and see me. She sjHikc to me in English for some time, and when I said to her: Mais ue ouvez-vous pnitri Francais? she replied: t) liion Dieu. est-ce que je parle Anglais!" There is a reason for this," the old Frenchman continued. "I recently read an article in a maga zinc aliout 'English the Universal lan guage, '.lit tle writer did not know ihe true reason. I am in the midst of it, and I know. It is liecause they can ex press themselves with greater ease in English than in French." And M. Chiniquy w ent on to make the startling avowal, says the Con tern o rary lteview: "When I write a liook, and I have written many. I write it in English and then translate it into French. I find it more easy to do it in that way. Your expressions are more direct, your syntax more simple and the sounds of your language are more forci ble. Listen." And springing to his feet the old man shouted: "File!" "There is some sound." he added. "What can wo say in French? 'Feu.' It is lost. xYou can say MIer.dy!' " apain in a sonorous shout. "With us it is prct; there :s no sound. 'All aboard ! with us it i.i 'enilKirqucx. but you can not hear it at ten feet. Yes, sir. Ihe English is hound to liecome t he univer sal language." COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE. Curious Customs finetlced In Other I'arta of the World. Some of the customs ieculiar to courtship and marriage among the race of dwarfs who inhabit the Andaman island are. according to M. tie ttua .tetages. who recently published a book called "The Pygmies." about these jm-o-ple, very ieculiar. Not the least re markable of them is the procedure of courtship. The young man who has made hi:; choice addresses himself to the parents, who never refuse, but send the girl into the forest, where, ln-for' day, she eoneeals herself. The young man must find her. If he does not succeed he must re nounce all claim to her. The wedding ceremony of these eople is equally curious. M. Quat refages thus deserilx-s it: "The two parties climb two flex ible' trees growing near each other, w hich an old man then makes to l-ml toward each other. When the head of the man touches that of the girl they are legally married." Turning from Asia to Europe, we find a very curious custom prevailing in Koumania. A mong the iieasantry of this country, when a girl attains a marriageable age her trousseau, which has in tlie mean while liccn carefully woven, spun ::iid embroidered by her mother and herself, is placed in a painted wooden Ihix. When a young man thinks of risking to lie allowed to pay hi attentions to the girl he is at lilicrty to open the Imx, which is always placed in a convenient position, and examine the trousseau. If he is satisfied with the quantity and quality of the dowry he makes formal application for the girl's hand, but, if not, lie is quite at lilicrty to retire. CLUBS BEGAN IN ATHENS. Athenians Had the Same Eirmra as Men of To-Dsjr. Tlie birthplace of the earliest club is a disputed oiit, but it is well known that "unia Hoinpilius, the second k 111.7 of Home, who died It. C. P.73. foiuided trade guilds in Home during hiis re'gn. similar to t;he guilds of the (-raftsmen which 1 lay w important a airt in the history of tl- middle age's. At one time there were SO of these guilds in Home alone. Later they spread lieyond tlie metropolis, for the lioatmcn of the Seine at Paris and those, of the lower Ivhone formed chilis of their ow n. The guilds of Konic, however, scarcely an swer to our idea of a club, sa j s the Cleveland Hecorder. We therefore turn with grt-ater confidence to Athens, where sucli a. club seems to have orig inated. The old Athenian cluls were not in all respects similar to those of modern 1 union and Now York, but there was nevertheless letween them a stiong affinity. Aristotle, who flour ished H. C. 3S4. tell-s Ur tiuit men of t he some trade anil memliers of a particu lar trilie were wont to club toget her for btisiiss purpi. He goes on to sny that others combined for the ss:ke of social intercourse, ami adds that "these meet together for the sake of one an other's 00111 pany, and to offer sncr: fiees; when they meet they loth jxiy certain honors to the gods, and at the same time take pleasure and relaxat ion among themselves." This would seem to )Oiiit to Athens as lieing tlie birth place of the earliest club. REPRODUCED IN OREGON. The Red Ken Miracle Often Seen In Link River. It is a well-known fact that at cer tain timet of tlie year lank river, a stieam a mile and aquarler long, which connects the great water systems aliove and below this jioint, liecomes almost dry, says the Klamath Falls Express. This state of affairs, however, lasts, as a rule, but a few hours, during which time people have been known to walk across the river, 50O feet wide, without getting their feet wet. The liottom of the river has been dug out In innny places by the action of the water, form ing large iot holes, and when the river 1h- omcs dry these holes are filled w ith "trout, which are left stranded. At such times it is a common occurrence to see men and boys knocking the fish on tlie I wad with clubs, and in tliis way secure many a good meal. There are many traditions regarding this plienomcnou among tlie Indians here, but tlie real cause of the low wa ter in the river is tJie action of the wind. The course of the stream is southeast, and the high winds whicli prevail in tlw spring and fall are from the south, anil blow up the river. The outlet from tlie upjier lake lieing small, the force of the wind keeps t he water back in tlie big lake, causing the river to become verj low. TIUCKS OF MACHINERY. How People Have Boon Caught in Elevators. Their Sadden Refusal to Work Canaee Consternation to the l'aiuienirers The Accident to the tirent London trrrls W heeL Few of t he- thousands of persons who each day useclevators ever stop to t hink what would result if, for some reason, the machinery should suddenly cease to work and an elevator remain high up in the sliaft, with its occupants as securely imprisoned as if locked in tlie city prison. Such accidents arc, however, not at all uncommon. Tlie cosmopoli tan citizen of New York is, as a rule, too busy to give such trivial matters a second thought, always provided he is not among the. unfortunate individuals w ho hapM-n to 1ns detained in a car. Such an accident recently occurrod to Manager Oscar llanimerstein, who was taking a party of friends through his theater, music : hall and i-oof garden. It was late at night, and almost every body had left the theater. Mr. Haminerstein, alter telling his friends of the I eautics of the new roof garden, suggested that they go up and see it. The party en tered t he "'elevator, and Mr. Hainmer slein started to act as elevator man. He pulled the roK and the car moved slowly upward. When it reached the floor Ix-low the roof, where there hapjieiis to lie no door, it stopicd. Mr. Ilamiiierste.iii tugged at the cable, but without result. He shoiiU-d. but. no one answered. He ami his paity were prisoners for near ly .. minutes. Arthur Iiamincrslein had startitl for home when he heard strange, noises from the elevator shaft. Investigation levealed the diiliculty, and, afU-r a long search, one of the engineers con nected with the building was found, lie explained the 1 rouble by say ing that the chief engineer had gone for tho night and the steam hail lice 11 shutoff. lea. ing just enough in the cljesU to send the elevator up the shaft. The machinist started the elevator again, and a very disgusted party was brought low 11 without having hail a glimjise of the roof garden. In one of the larger down-town of fice buildings recently one of the big elevators hapH-ncd to g t stuck le twecn the floors, just as business was closing for tin- day. More than half tlie passengers in the elevator were, wom en, and when they realized that t tie car was held fast la-t ween the landings and there apiearel to lie no prospect of an immediate release some of the most timid ln-gan to grow frightened. They were reassured for the time lie--ing. bul when the janitor nptH-ur-ed with a small ladder and tohl them, that the car would stay where, it was un til the mi-ehanics could lie. sent for to fix it. ami that the only hope of esea that night would le to climb from the car over tlie top of the dxr oj-ning into the elevator well to the floor u!wc. some of the pretty damsels vowed that they would remain, in. the car all night rather than, attempt such an acrolxitio fent as was suggested. AftT one or two of the most courageous, however, had iiiaile the trip in safety, and without any more, display of hosiery than one sees on the streets during a rainy day, they a,U decided to risk tlie short climb ratlicr than a.ss the night in the car suspended in mid-air. An accident which was very funny to all but the unfortunates, most, in terested occurred recently to about 4110 pleasure-seekers in Ixindon wlio were enjoying the sensation of swing ing around the circle in the big Ferris wheel at Earl's court. While the fun was at its height the big wheel sudik-n!-ly stopptl. From 8: .10 o'clock in the evening until one o'clock the following afternoon it remained stationary, and some of the excrienees of its passen gers were decidedly uncomfortable. Every effort was put forth to make the prisoners as comfortable as ihvs sible. Few of the' women in the cars were provided with wraps suitable to the exixisiirc afc an altitude of 3H) feet, ami many suffered accordingly . Two of the attendants clambered around the rim cf the wheel, carrying with them rojies, by means of which iKiskets of provisions were drawn up. The occupants of one of tlie cars, how ever, were, the first to secure communi cation with terra firms, the result of an ingenious thought of Muts V. Lonsdale, of Chester terrace. This young wom an jKtssessed a reel of cotton, and care fully lowering it from tlie window of the car in which she was imprisoned, n stout string was attached. This, upon lieing drawn up, brought a rojie. to which w as attached a basket containing light refreshments. X. Y. Journal. Cottage (tuilts. Cottage quilts are now' gay weaving at a Km- price, which resembles the homemade efforts of our grandmothers. These spreads are- esjiecially sold for summer house use. and the rooms of young women. Older ones prefer tlu embroidered white variety. With any of these coverings are used square white linen "shams." They have hemstitched two-inch borders. The liest are hand- embroidered in white, anil have cent;' monograms or single letters of whit from three to five inches in length. .r other sort of "sham" is on sale for use with any of the spreads dcscrilied. It' general, the distinguishing features o' this season's shams is the narrow hem f the. sprcadri. the flowered designs rather than the figured. One looks ir. vain for that I'ttle cheekerlxxird variety upon which in childhood. 'with oyster crackers, we used to play games with imasnnary opjionents. when we were too ill to get up. St. Louis I'epublic. A Pretty Ten Cloth. A tea-cloth a vanl sauare is mad from iidchlue linen ornamented by HenaissiUice lace braid in creoiii white. These braids nre laid on the stanqH-il desicii and sewed down aloiwr the edges. The design itself is a wide liand in conventional fimires ttait. extern! li agoiwdly across, the cloth in leaves and flowers. The same design is trsed in the eori.ers. Each shle the Rind 1 lw re is anidinued a wide liand of Tor ehon laee in a lieoutifully open pat tern. The same lace is useil as a in 11 round, the cloth. The design would lie prettv for a. ledroom stand-cover if worked on pale green or canary -coioreu linen. N. Y. Post- A WONDERFUL SEAWEED. Has a Stem Sometimes Three Huudred Feet Loaf. One of the most extraordinary sea weeds among the Laminariaeea- is the Xereocystis, the stem of w hich occasion ally attains length of 3oO feet, though extremely slender, even at the top, where it is surmounted by a huge float ing bladder six feet or seven feet in J length, that affords a favorite resting place to the sea otter. This plant is found on the northeast const of America and the opjiosite shores of Asia. The filiform stem, which is aliout as thick as pack-thread, sudden ly swells aliove, when two feet or three feet long, into a gloliose bladder, from the top of which springs a tuft i:f ger minate leaves mostly rising on five iietioles. As the plant prows older the stem increases enormously in enrti". but only slightly in thickness. The ploiKKse bladder swells into a turuip shaKil or retort-like cyclinder. six bet long and four feet six inches or mor in diameter in the widest part, the lower extremity gradually passing ii.to the stem. The leaves, which at first were marked with a few faint nerves, fpiit in the direction of the latter, cover a wide space by their entangled mass, ard at tain a length of 30 feet or more. When the plant grows in any quantity, at forms large floating islands, and the surface of the sea Ix-comes imtKissahl- to lioals. The stem, when dry. is em ployed by the Aleutians for f.shii;g ines. some of which have a lei-glh .if 40 or more fathoms. Tlie large bind lcr; are used by the same eople as syphons for pumping water out of their boats. Fishing Gazette. A GREAT DINNER. liecause Kn joyed by a Great Ouartette They Are StIU Alive. The greatest dinner tlrtit I ever sat down to, says Watterson in the Courier- Journal, consisted cf a leg of mutton. dressed with mustard, a bit jf hot wheat bread, and some fresh butter, with half a jug of fine whisky to wa.-; it down. It was in front of New Hoj- church in the summer of V.4. Some one had sent Eustis . leg of mutton. Some rie had sent Yeatuian a large pill 1mx of butter. Hragg. Gen. Polk's cook, had some flour. Erst is and Ycat- man invited Gov. Harris and nvs- If. The governor happcrcd to Ltive a key w hieh fitted Gen. Folk's medicine ca.-e. All of us united in making the roli'iery of a vial of Irish whisky, the general himself lieing absent, and that was the dinner! Glorious dinner! Please God. the qur-t tet te st ill s-irv i e to tell the tale, which they do when ever (hey meet and txm pet an audi-nni-". Eust-s is in Paris. aii:b.-iss;,.1or. th. same cool, self-tiosscsscd man in di f.lomacy he used to le under lire: ,de, brave and lazy. Harris touehir.g the eighties- is the dashing, brilliant, im ietuous lioy he was 22 years ago and, silver or gold, or neither. I look to ward him as I write! Ycalman. obtru sive only in his courage on the battle field, lives the life of cultivated leisure and unambitious rusticity which de lighted him nost when he w lioth younger and richer than he is. though he still has his ancestral acres. That was a dinner. NO AUTOGRAPHS FOR HER. Servant Girl Mad No I'se for the Check She Received. A certain family, whose home is in the suburbs of London, have in iheir employ, snys Amusing Journal, a cook, whose ways are invariably so methodical and hercookingso near jier fectinn that, were she to leave her present- Lome, one-half of the mistjt--st's in the district would le eager to secure her services. Never by any chance has dirner lieen late, at the Myrtle villa, or the joint undcror over done, neither has any olicemaii crossed its threshold. Hut. treasure that she is. she came war to making a charge of resilience at the close of her very tirst month's stay. On the morning of the day upon which her w n-cs liecame due. h.-r mis tress requested her to step into the study, where her master was waiting to pay her. In a few moments she rushed from the study to the kitchen, where she had left her mistress, anil in less time than it Lakes to narrate liad given that astonished lady notice. "Hut whatever Ls the matter. Mary?" inquired her mistress. "What has vour master said or done to annov you?" "He hasn't said nuthin'," replied Mary, as she flourished a check in her luistrcss face, "but he's on'y given me tills for a month's slavery. Not me; I ain't no ortygraph collector, I ain't." How the Shah Was Awakened. An amusing story is told of how the late shah fell asleep when he should have been the chief guest at. a rception. In Persia it is the general N-lief tlmt a jHrson awakened from a sleep suf fers grievous injury, and that it is sun to bring bad luck. What, was to lie done? No one dared awaken the shah, and yet, if lie was not awakened, and thus missed the reception, he would lie furious, and ierhaps decapitate so mo one. Finally, a happy idea was devel oped. A brass hand w as disiatchcd to the shah's resting place with special instructions to the liass drum. There suit was highly successful. The shah awoke in a few moments, and went to the reception. Golden Iays. Plenty There. A hypochondriac, wlio was staying with Father Healy. at Bray, in the hope of obtaining relief from chronic dysjtep sia. was one day walking along the lieaeh with his host. "I have derived relief from drinking a tumbler of salt water fresh from the tide." said the in valid, solemnly; "do you think I might take a second?" "Well," said Either IJealy, with equal seriousness. "1 doDt think a second would le missed." San Francisco Argonaut. The rhlnanitui'i Nose. Among the sweltering millions of China the mother carries her infant in a kind of a bag or pannier on her hrtcn, and not, as in other countries, with tin facts turned outward, but, as prohahly we ought to expect in China, where everything seems to po and come by the mle of contraries, with the faee turned inward. The result of that is that the baby's nose Ls pressed "against its mother's back, , whence, as has l.ceu evolved in the course of ages, the ie culiarly flattened or blunted nose char acteristic of the Cltinaman. UNHAPPY AUSTRIA. Her Only Capable Parliamentary Party Is llrokrn liy ItiMensions. The cruel humiliation Austria suf fered in Italy was followed by the crushing blow at Sadowa. and the not less painful collatise of a brother's am bitions in Mexico, says the Sat unlay He view. If t he d'gi .ity of a Caesar was to h- saved for the Haps-burgs out of the wreck, it seemed most likely to lie achieved on the lines suggested by Count Heust. The choice once made, it war. impo-ssihle to turn back. What is piven as a lxon todistress.il nation r.Iiiies in the tumie of procn-ss cannot iifterwani withdrawn on the plea of prudence. The result Ls pat.lietic, but there is no help for it. We see "ni;iis. Uuthenians, Poles. Servians. Wallaehs av.d the rest of the hnlf-barbarous hordes cutting one an other's throats when they ;:re not com bining to insid; tlie civ iliz.-d Hungarians aid Germans, whose fate it is to 1 heir neighbors; we sec Vienna itself iti the hands of a fanatical anti-Semitic rabble, an J we .-, the ) tower of t he oi1 v tapablc Kii-Iiaincntary larlv in Aus tria broken by hop,. less dissensions. Truly, the domest ic state of the empire Ls nothing less 1 han pitiable. Its in J'.ucnce in Hump- is also a t long of tlie jiast. The Ikilkan states, which were, its props in the south, have publiclr pone over to 1,'nssia. and its solitary remaining pnitettion acainst disniem-1-ernient is t he all itice w ith Italy, which covets llaimatia. and with Germany, w hich is mov ing heaven and cart h t.i es tablish secret relations with Hussia. CAPTURING ELEPHANTS. Sport That the Maharajah (teraslonally Indnlcifi In. The enterprise is organized for tlie .niiuseni. nt of the maha rajah, ami takes place oiily once in aliout four years, else the forest would Ik' denuded of bii? game. A sui.'ill army, consisting of aliout 5.ini men and j-rhas thn-e ele phants and a fc-v horses. Lake part in the hunt, says Chamlwrs Journal, and they carry tents and pmvisions. just as if a c:-.n.(Xi:gti against a jiovverf ul en emy were in ,nv"!'ss. V, hen tlie pad marks of the elcpiiart arc found lie is steadily tracked down, atj.l as sion as !:. is found a trained )irhtrof his own sjHH-ies is urged against him. As a rule, hi steadily retreats iijh.ii slht of his pursuers, and tln-ir oli yect is to press him so as to t in- him out. He then stands at bay, and the tug of w ar commences. The oppit!p :it.iin:iis butt ;.t one a:iolher with tlieir heads down, and sNm'.tl one show his flat; Vs. he is q-.,. l.ly brought to earth. When finally c-eiqiicn-d. the il l ele j-hant is trvs.--,.! '-.y his .rsuet-towanl water, of whicli he L .so much in in--d af'er his cirti. ns that his hind l-is can lie shackled ;.s he drinks, lleistlw-n kept attached by nics to other ele phants until he graIn:;!!y Ivccomcs ae-cii.-tonicd to Loiidaiye. and in a few months he is coirplel.-ly linger emit ml. The strftrt is a V.l.xxl less one. and the el ephants when captuntl are most kind ly tn-au-d. A WOMAN'S HOUR. A Man's F.ntire Iay Could Not lie Pilled More Completely. "Please, state to the court exactly what you did ltetween eight and nine o'clock on Wednesday morning." said a lawyer, according to the Chicago Chron icle, to a delicate looking little woman on the witness stand. "Well." she said, after a moment's reflection, "I washed my two children and got them ready fr school ami sewed a button on Johnny's coat and :iendcd a rent in Nellie's dn-ss. Then 1 tidies up my sitting-room and made two litis and watentl my house plants and glantvl over the morning pajier. Then I dusted my parlor and set things to rights in it, I washed some lamp chimneys and . united my lahys hair and sewed a button on one of her little shoes, and then I swept out my fnmt entry and brushed and put away the chl'Jren's Sunday clothes and wrote a note to Johnny's teaclier. asking her 10 excuse him for not being to school on Friday. Then I fed my canary binl and gave the grocery man an onl-.-r. and swept off the lack torch, and then I sat dow n ami rested for a few minutes tH'fore the clock struck nine. That's all." "All!" saiil the drLzed lawyer. "Ex cuse me. judge. T must get my breath l-eforc I call mv next witness." A FRENCH INCIDENT. Cyclist with a llrrtaeu Lest Wins n Kaee. A fatal cycling ai-cident happened re cently at Maison 1-artitte. Two young Enc-lishmcn. F. Morris, the steeplechase jockey, and F. Davis, first stableman in the employ of 1 Holtert. 1 Ik' trainer, had arranged a bicycle match of six kilometers I nun the Mai.-on lifiitte mil way bridge to the Cnix de Noailles and ltnck. They had almost completed the nice when Mortis, wlio was a little ahead. looked lwu k to see how far Hat is w as. lt. liiii.1. and in iloiog so M Id! hi machine run arainst the cnrbstoi.e. The unfortunate rider came to the ground and broke his leg la-low the knee. Mor ris, who was following close liehind. could not avoid his fallen opton-nt and was thrown hrtivily to tlie pnuuid, where he n-nialm-d insensible. Ilisregnnl'ng lnith his ow n broken leg and his friend lying motionless on tlu ground. Morris, in his anxiety to w in the race, mount, d his bicycle and soon readied the w inning jtost. with one foot on the jtlal. tlw ot her hanging useless on the optosite side. Pav is was then carried home, but he died during the night. Inttian Itaskct Makera. A delegation of Indians from the Grand IJonde reservation make an an nual outing trip to Portland. Ore every year in time to attend the Fourth of July ceb.'bration. and if possible a circus. Thoy have tents and come in . wagons, some having two horses and some four. The ostensible pnrptse of their visit is to sclj liskets. These they make fmm hazel I wigs, heated in the fire till they are rendentl tough and pliable.nn-1 the bark jteelsoff earlly. Pure Philanthropy. Weary Itusiness Man (hanging to strap) Why iu creation don't you run more cars! Street Car IVesident My dear sir. it would pain me exceedingly to deprive courteous gentlemen like yourself of the privilege of giving up a seat to a ladv.