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And don tyon lorget It. r-lil .....tied. . - -1. I v aft pn k KKi CO., PESSA., li 1 ... .....i.V - 1.2U0 l ivarice ..- , : llt.lt. 3 Ul"tllh3. 1 wi' l iti U mi'lllii!1. i ... ahuiii il.c CSI.. '''' . i .n l.-Me 'r tfie "nQJ c- te.tr will charaeii 10 ,-:Di- ' the artove terms be de- .. tl.) Ion I eeaeull tnelr ;inr mast not e ..ciir.ti as triune who .y uuder? toi.l rruu: as. C. HASSOM, Editor and Proprietor. 'EE IS A FBUMiH "WHOM THE TBCTH MAKES FBKK AND ALL ABB ELAVKB BB81DK. 81. DO and postage per ear In advance. ,,.. you 6t"l' t. ' -l - VOLUME XXX. EBENSBUHG, PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1896. NUMBEK40. ,n. otnerwisa. tt. alert. i - ' rpcQFULLY." CLEAN HOUSE WITH S A fr Q I CJ? jfie Indestructible "Maywood rv-;. - , ,--, !. ;. lS tl Oct. 3. 13 . V i i i i . r -s:le I'nee. Never betore suid - j.. '-M iTwi'ini r.i. y.-ie, we .-.-i.-.t i-oripoii o!T.-r. civtpif .-veiv -.. c-'t a nrt-ci win t-i at. the i i -j r.-l'etpt of Jiiiio ''. r-'.;"r( Hicvcle. stnr:lv crated, i li'.ni v -e'tind.M if net as i ! cx tnaiiatiim i! .-bin -n. nation ftr i-A e'1 and roti't i. r :s a unarantef of oo.t f.ui.n. . -h earn i'.icvcie. fills is a i nnti.it atlord to let the oppor- t CA5M EL VERS' UNiCN. iWtitVsn burn Street. Bx ?C o.. CJC. M. . A-- . v. . - 'wi sm :i (! .5.- . ; .. - - t i e oir.-iiie t.eiore snr m'.rey 1a j i v f : :it rt!i w?v tf net satislar l ' .1 :i ; i r J year-. Why par nn airent JUI - - i- r f r y. ii .- Write y.n.r own order. : '-wij latte all risk vi datuaire tn " V.'KGLESAVE FRICES. 1.-.r-l WDCTTns, 3 to ZO. Hnaranteed . rt it . Surreys, S65 to SIGO . f r to (i ji. Tor Buggies, C 7. Z ?. J--' :.c a "U f"r st3t Pnetons.S6t5 -. Form Wagons, Waeonettes, f ' V.'oons, Delivery Waron3i.t Road Carta. l.UHLlj OU t., 0! tMILUklX. 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Adaiitert for all kindn of .n-firil l!i it "!iil. tn-ah 'ifiii tii.-t: sinipie in construction, .-:. r: tow art s: xt such wiry constriK lion that its parts . i:: : i" lioii-.w tnl I' ir tn ci i:.li in :.t i irry contact; a frame ' :i:it 1 1 ;:.! i:tt inir 1 :'ris m iv. a its contiert inc part h; a one ! i' .r"s; dKvays ro.'idy tocive r.'ltaiiiu atict rapM transportation, .ii.i -til. KiiHrtiit-el "r tlir- car. Mmleof -inch cold . ,r.n''. metal for ifs v. eiL'lit known.; joined toutther ith . i in .r.ti. ! th;T ii m lmposii.lc tr Iik-hk or any --art woric !.:':U"i'v iii?ral.ilitv: t.i.1- rt-: tct comt-ination of iuuenuity .. t..;il i i rr:imo vi iilioi:t I nc j.tsti ai.il tuirinir, 3 yon know .1:1 1 frii'inrr :ii I'tazcn joir.is. Kii.i tnl w Ii. n they are bucklid . i. - -j-ui. h: w.i: rant; it wi.n.i rinis. piai.o w lie t anuont spoken -,rv Irrril pattern. TIHK? "Arhnirton"' lojipe or Slor- .r trier t:r Jt-rlas-s pticrtT'.-ttic tti. 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In i.neiin'Htie tire? el t-inme. cJr..p forvo ce. LJ. PHATT, Sec'y, ELKHART, lfD ftflT t22!CC by the only concern that ever volnntariiv reduced nrireru or l'l recent titr.es originated a new idea in Windmill and v. iter Sepply Goods. Everything the farmer sells is low. who sells low to him ? We have repeatedly refused to join. nr.d h ive therefore defeated windmiil combination, and have. smrc '."v. reduced the cost of wind power to what it was. Through cratitnde. and because we are price makers, and are rt' Ak. l . . n .1.1 : . L. .1 1 - .. nlA Annln.n.. t '.' 1 " ...M rti -i i 1 f Vi i u orwl 1 r. Ka mivlrrn C .... I windmill flnil I rjf i tower, THE WORLD HA8 GIVEN US MORE THAN : ' lj . i e I Q uii&muii . omci.i rCQ r believe r', Tsf rj" m low prices, high grades and laree sales. We make short i v. .... hind with lore power stroke pnmps, with best seamless . kuss iiiut; cynniier5, lower man irou ones 7 m iuwi at s 1 f i We prepay freieht to 20 branch honses. Send now for . ' "' l! bef'iitifTilly ili.isirated ratalosne of np-to-date ideas. tr.'s appears but once. Our Imitators may not nave our latest plans. ISo one Knows mc oest Pun-.p or Price until be knows ours. FOR ARTISTIC MTfMG TRY THE FREEMAN. .mi a A panir of rnfonrjarloM and al- j . - ' i ..t 1.. M . .(Hl.lllll I1.IW Ul" oiiuuii i . " ' ' " Vn. ts. C.-Pnirtita. ent jrir.r-.-j . 144r MUNM A CO.; UI ISriinilwar, Best In the World! Eet the Genuins ! Sc!d Eenp-re! WANTED BY SAtVS'L WELLS & CO.. 67 VINE ST., CINClNNAii, u. I 6RGEST EXPORTERS OF CIRSENG IN THE U. 1 JOB PR iSJklWIil IT v. r V iJw. MUKM A CO. xy ? V3iI Ilrinlway. r' Mzer"axL1 GREASE Sto &8ERTS W&rffjS! TIDAL WAVES. Tho Tremendous Speed at Which They Sometimes TraveL Recorrtert Movements of Keeent Up heavals In l'ifcrltic Orran Terri- ble lesl ruction Caused by Them. Tho recent tirlal listurlnnees olservol at Yam-oiiver isltuul anil at New river, in Mendocino county, indicate unerringly, acconlinp; to t lie jrenl 'email locally con nected with the coast and fri-otletie sur ey, that one or more ear! Iitiakes have 1 ken ilace since the awful wave, that caused the los.; of .!(1,(MII) or inon lives at Yesso. of .June 2S. The exact, tlate of the tiila! ilisturhance at Vancouver island is not known, so that- there may be a question whether the manifesta tion there and at New river worked the same natural convulsion. The rcrristor attached to the tidal fr:in;.' at Sausalito told of the Yesso calamity liefore many of the facts had lieen received by cable. Hut the extent of the information traced on the marerram at Sausalito, as it is called, t.is only that Uicre had lnn an earthquake which had caused the ocean to undulate in an unusual way. The observer at Sausalito reports tint when the tencil attached tothe tide reg ister was record inr the Japanese tidal wave he could not see anything iinusu'il in the appearance of I he water. Karthquakt? waves or those piven rise by earthquakes are transmitted with suchenoruious speed that the Japan dis aster w as recorded about 12 hours after it occurred. There are valuable records in the office of the coast and peodetie survey which show beyond question that a, speed of six miles a minute, or 300 miles an hour, is to lie expected under such conditions. The overwhelming of Simoda, a town on the island if Niphon, appears to have been almost a complete parallel in phy sical manifestations with the recent oc currence at Yesso. On the 23d of IV cemlxT. 1.")4, a sharp earthquake sho'-k mis felt in Simoda anil Ukui the ship ping at 9 a. m. This was followed at quick intervals for half an hour. At 'J:;'.0 the sea was observed washing into the bay in one immense wave, :o feet hijrh, with awfnl elx'ity. In an instant the town of Simoda was overwhelmued and swept liijrh from its foundations. This advance and reces sion of I he water occurred uiany times. The Russian fripate Diana was hurled alMiut iiv th-.' rising and falling of the waters, which varied from less than s. feet to more thai) !0 feet. ("apt. II. . Adams wrot of the Si moda disaster that the sea. rose live fathoms alove its usual heifrht, "mcr ilowinjr the town and carrying houses and temples before it in its retreat. When it fell i left but four feet of water in the harlxir. It rose and sank this way five or six times, covering the shores rt th" bay with the wreck of boats, junks and buildings. Only 1" houses were left standing in the w hole place. The entire coast of Japan seems to have sulTered." That terrific happening was recorded by the tide register at San Francisco 12 hours and 3S minutes later. The dis tance between Simoda and San Fran cisco is 4. 5:27 nautical miles. The wave ! r:i!!siiission varied, according to two estimates, from r.IW miles per hour to :;T0 miles per hour, or (i.2 miles per min ute, which is about six t imcs faster t ha n the most speedy railroad t rain f rav els. The tide j-r. ugc was established at Fort Point about 1"2 und was removed to Sausalito by Prof. Ileorge DavMsun in 177. The lirt large earthquake re corded on the ga litre at this point v. as that the Simoda. The gn at com ulsiou at Krak toa. in the St rait of S inula, v. hii-h too.!; place nr. ly a few ye;:rs sure;, was reg istered at the Sausalito tide gauge, ami t ho new s t ha t a great cart kquakc had oc curred was made public by Prof. David son weeks before the information was otherwise known. From calculations based on Iho record made by the tide gauge at Fort Point after the Simoda disaster of 1-t M the coast and gocdciic survey i st'm.ited the average dopfh of thi-Paoi ici.ocan.aiMl theaccuray of the estimation has lceii subsequently dem onstrated by derjv-soa soundings. It is an interest iiivf fact, in v iew if the recent calamity at Yesso, that the loss of life by earthquake disturbances up to l-tOtl on the entire earth has been at least 13,0i.(), ooo. San Fr incisco Call. A Cow Worth More Than M m. In the Fnited States the administra tion of the law afTeoting the civil rights of the citizen, his property rights grow ing out cl the controversies betweeen man ami man Umui contracts, has come to lie regarded as of much more iuior t a net than the enforcement of the law which protects the life of the. citiz n All can notice that. The criminal law and it administration lias rather fallen into disgrace. That is esjx'cially true of the large cities of the country. All must agree that it is more important to protect a man's life than it is his prop erty. If tbe'man's life is destroyed, if the assassin fires into his house and takes aw ay his life, is that not a greater deprivation Mian to deprive him of his horse or his tow. or even of al! theother projierty which he jiossesses? Now why is this the case? It is largely lie cause of the corrupt methods resorted to t odef eat the law's administ rat ion. and Ix-cause courfs of justice look to the shadow in lhe shajie of technicalities rather than to the substance in Hie sh iH of crime. North American Tie view. A JnilKo'K Kepiy. At one time a delicate question as to lhe construction of a statute was dis cussed lwfore the venerable chief jus tice of the New York court of common pleas, Charles P. Daly, and aftr elab orate arguments on each side the chief justice decided the question in open . ourt, giving his reasons in a few well timed remarks which caused a lull in the courtroom. The silence was s-eed-ilv broken by 11i successful attorney, who stood up and t-aid with an air of oatroni.ing approval: "May it please your honor. I. for one. agree with you entirely." The chief justice, with a twinkle in his eye which 1-etokom d his -njoymcnt of the joke, but a irfctTly "rave face, quietly removed his glass.-s. and. amid a breathless silence, said: "I have, counselor, generally found in my ex rience that the successful party agrees w ith the court." . SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. The a.ir, after a heavy snowfall, is usually very cJear, liecaixse the snow, in falling, brings down with it most of the dust and impurities and leaves the atmosphere exceedingly clear. It is estimated that the drought in New South Wales has caused the loss of 9.5OO.OO0 sheep. This catastrophe, together with the consequent reduction in the numlier of lamliK in the next breeding season, will make a great dif ference to the supplies of mutton and wool for this y?ar and the next. After analyzing various qualities of flour Mr. ltirard informs the Paris academy of science that the common liel'icf that line white bread has less nutritive iiower than course brown bread is wrong, as both the fine and coarse breads contain practically the same amounts of gluten and of phosphates. Switzerland had in 1S94 7,037 liotels. in which $102,000,000 was invested, giv ing a return of T2 er cent. Of the travelers who frqucnt them 30.7 are German, 20.7 P.ritish, lS.'J Swiss, and only li.fi American. The hotels employ 2(i,S10 servants, whose wages are $1..100, 000. or about. $."fi a year apiece, the chief jtortion of t heir jiay coming from tips. A Norway correspondent.says: 'lrrs til this year there have lieen hut few American bicycles, sold here, and the Knglish and (icriuan manufacturers have had this market almost to them selves. This year, however, the Ameri can cycles have taken the lead entirely, ami the demand for the American mi dlines is even larger than the suj- ply-" At the recent meeting of the Iloyal society in Tendon, a pendulum instru ment was exhibited, intended to record the slightest tilts and pulsations of the crust, of the earth. It was asserted that this instrument would render ol servable a tilt of less than one throe hundredth of a second of arc. In other words, if a plane surface were tiped up only so little that the rise would amount to a single inch in l.ooo miles, the instrument would reveal the tilt ing. it is well known that, the kea, or mountain jKirrot. of New- Zealand, ha ix'come notorious from its change of habit, from living on insects, fruit an 1 liorries. to attacking li ingsheep, lieing rcKrted to have dcvcIocd this carniv orous habit within tho last 30 vi-urs. It apN-ars. however, from further first hand oliservations by T. White, that the kea lives high up on the mountains a long distance above the forest line, where there are no lierrios or fruit, and only lichens and a few insects occur. SIAM SAPPHIRE MINES. Value of Their l'rodurt Is In the Quantity Not Ouality. The Pailin mines are spread over an area six miles by two, and consist of 13 mining villages, the chief of whi' h are l!aw Taka ami Haw Dineo. These two are more than four miles apart, but they are joined by an excellent roiilcut through the forest and well drained. Sapphires, says the Ixnidon Times-, are found all over this district; the whole countryside is riddled with hole-; sunk in the red soil down to the sapphire layer. Formerly the stones were found quite near the surface, but those- daces have long since leen exhausted, al though the Iturmese Ftill continue to turn over the old heaps in the firm con viction that precious stones grow. Now the stones are found at a depth of from 15 to 2." feet, in a reddish, gravelly layer of varying thickness up to IS inches. The pit sunk is usually some five feet in diameter and either square or cir cular. Soil is raised in bamltoo bask ets, attached to the end of a balanced lever, and when the Fnpphire layer is reached the stratum is carried in the nearest water and washed carefully for ; tones. Not more than one shaft .11 t hree pays for its working expenses, but I when the sapphire layer is struek the profits may In- large indeed. It is nil a question ofluek. To dig and work out one shaft occupies two or three men one month. Two or three Hurmos" gen erally go into partnership and hire I.nis miners to work for them and sink the shaft at the rate of two ticals (two shillings eight jwnce) per is inches. Oc casionally sapphires of considerable value reward the miner, but the sap phires of Pailin are of morecomnierci.il value 1-eeause of theirqiiantity than be cause of their intrinsic exeellence. A NEW RECORD. Deepowt Spot In the Oresn Nearly Sis Mile, Fo r 20 y ea r s or more t he dee icst s po t in t he ooean has lieen supjiosed to lie to tho northeast of Japan, says the New York Journal. There the Ifottom lies 4.(".,3 fathoms down, or more than five miles trt-nt-ath the surface of the waves. In the latest. hydrigrapher's rejioi t of admiralty surveys, made by the P.ritish government, this ocean record, which has stood so long, is lwaten, for there is otl'cial information of a decjMT sound ing than has hitherto lieen made? The dooest Sot in the ooean. so far as known at present, ha.s been found to lie in the neighborhood of the Friendly and Kermadce islands, in the Southern Pa cific. Here the maximum depth is .".I. ".5 fathoms, or close upon six miles. The ol-servation, made by the officers on lMiard the P.ritish ship Penguin, is all the more interesting for the fact that it liears out the result of previous re sen relies, showing curiously enough as it does that, the deepest parts of the sea are not far from laud. Dec-sea sounding has come of late years an exact science in itself. One cu rious feature of it, and one which is lit tle known, is that the "leads" used have to lie constructed with esecial strength in order to withstand the enormous pressure of lhe mass of water which lienrs down upon them when they lie lnn the ltottom. So great is this pres-stir:- that the soundirg apparatus in ordinary use would he crushed. A Intent-Minded. Professor Margaret, please tae that cat out of the room. I cannot have it. maki-ig such a noise while I an. at work. Where is- it? Servant Why, sir, you are sitting on it. X. Y. Mercury. t.llce an Afternoon Tea. Oldskins What was this affair that resulted in i nch a calamity at Moscow? Merrivale Judging from the crur-h it must have lieen something like m. afternoon tea. Philadelphia North American. rUnnY tjwAPS. Tiriggs "You haven't any idea how much 1 siitTer from the infernal heat." Key. .Mr. Wilgus (mildly) "In anlici- wit ion?" Indianapolis Journal. Her Father "Has my daughter given you any encouragement, sir?" Suitor "Well, she said you were always a very generous parent." Philadelphia Amer ican. Mamma T think the laby is grow ing very fast, don't you?" Pajwi "Decidedly. I thought, he weighed three Munds more at four o'clock this morn ing than he did at two." Truth. Fort unate Awkwardness. He " Ton my soul. Miss Amy, I never iroxel to a girl before!" She "I Udieve you; ami, for your own sake, I'll see that you never do it again!" Drooklyn Life. When a man isettruck by Cupid's dart, ho trembles like the lialloon sleeves of the bicycle girl; it is only when he is passed by by the little hunter that he is as sclf-ossessed as a woll-slarehed four-ply eollar. Itoston Transcript. Fuddy "P.ut. don't you think thit liondor is a terrible bigot?" Dmhly "P.igot? No. indeed. What put tint into your head? 1 never knew Iiend-T to disagree with me either in religion or io?itics. Why. he's the fairest man going." P.oston Transcript. Old Friend "Are you making a suc cess at your profession?" Dr. Carbo late (throat spoeialist) "Oh. yes. It was uphill work at first, but, in the language of the jioet, those who "came to cough remained to spray." Indian ajKilis Journal. He "I am going to pay you t he high ?st compliment a man can pay a wom an." She "This is so sudden." He -"I know it. but I came away without my pockotliook Van you lend m. a dol lar until to-morrow?" X. Y. World. The Hear liirls. "Now, Kitty, let there lie no secrets lietween dearest friends. What was your first thought after you accepted Harold Law lor?" "Honest Injun?" "Of course." "Well, then, my first thought was that now he could never marry you." Detroit Fiee Press. THE SWORD AND GUN. Senator Ceorge L. Shoup, of Idaho, was formerly one of the most noted Indian fighters in the army of the west. Okrika, on the Old Calabar river, hav ing objected to I'ritish misrule, is the latest, sjiot on the west coast of Africa against which a "punitive" exjn-dition has. 1m 'en sent. The w idowed queen, of Naples, is the only female knight of the Russian Order rf St. George, an honor conferred sole ly for exceptional gallantry under fire. At Willots Point, X. Y.. there has just, lx-cn mounted a ten-inch gun which hrows a 475-ounl projectile a distance cf six miles. At each discharge 250 pounds of jtowder are tiscd. One hundred and four out of a iossi Lle 105 was made rjt a rifle match at Ilford by a volnntccrof the Fast Surrey. F.ngland. regiment recently. The score was 34 for seven shot.s at 200 yards. 35 at 50O yards and 35 at COO yards. This is liolievcd to lie a world's record. Some, of Groat Hritain's lati-st guns will lie employed forth" first time dur ing the autumn eamjiaign. in the Sou dan. They carry a highly-explosive shell ten miles and each shell is capable of disabling 200 of theenemy. These guns have such a rapid fire capacity that lie fore t lie first, shell hursts three others r.re on their way in the same direction. Gernnuiy is fast turning out its older fenerals, 32 having leen forced to re tire within a year, which lients the reo f rd. The average age of a brigade com mander is 53 years, to 57 in the French 111 my, where the average ago of all ranks is higher than in t he Gorman. No German brigadier is more than SC. while 30 French brigadiers are over ill. Ger man cavalry colonels average 4S years four months, only seven lioiiig over 52. while the French oflieers in tJie same army average- 52 years five months, 53 colonel? lieing over 52. WAYS OF THE WICKED. Police officers in Morocco have Iittlf accounts to settle with the prisoners whom t hey arrest. The prisoners must pay them for the trouble of taking them to jail. Two 12-year-old lads in Sutton. Kng land, contrived to get some candy out of a slot machine, without dropping in the usual coins. Remorse then attacked them, and they drowned themselves. Paris concierge have received a blow by a law just passed in the chamber of deputies, punishing by a maximum of a year's imprisonment and $1(H fine the suppression or opening of private let tors. William Watson, of Prooklyn. dreamed that he saw his 11-year-old boy drown ing. At breakfast the next mornirg he commanded Jack not to go near the toiid where he was accustomed to swim. The lad disolieycd the com mand, and that very day was drowned. A Dancing LJr-ardU One of the interesting little animals that, live in far-away Australia is the dancing lizards, known scientifically as t lie cblauiydosaurm kingi. The queer reptile is about three feet in length and wears a collar of bright rod, yellow and blue mixture. He gets his name from the collar and Is called the frilled lizard. He. is not a bit pretty and Ikis a way of jumping around that gives one a ieculiar fright if one -oiues upon Itim suddenly. Although this frilled chap has four legs lie seems to like walking and dancing upon his hind legs better than traveling Uon all fours. He is as quick as lightning' in his movements and lives Uon the. in sects that, injiahit the trees of the thick w-ok1s. X. Y. Sun. Natural Dentistry. A curious fossil that bears a fantastic resemblance to the work of some pre historic dentist is mentioned in a recent lMiok, "The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn." An a-quaintanee of the au thor's, during a journey from theStrait of Magellan up the coast, stopped tinder a vertical earth bank to pick outafossil that be saw protruding. The relic proved to be part of a mastodon's lower jaw, with two teeth still in place. As it was in bad condition he -was altout to throw it away, when he saw in a split in the top and side, of one tooth a bit. of some foreign sulstanee. This turned ut to lie gold, and, as the finder be lieves, must have been deposited in line grains. by the action of the water. A FRUIT EXCHANGE. Callfornla Orowera Have Formed a re- ful Organization. Kach hxTil exchange has its own jwu-king Isouse and is resjioiisible for the packing ami shipping of its own fiuit: it alrto receives direct returns for its own shipment,, hence a loss in one ex change does not affect the revenues of another exchange, unless it Ik the result of a default on the art of a pnrcluiser or from an elTort to protect the interest of the entire exchange sys tem. The t x (lenses of the general man agement are lnirne pro rata by each exchange. The system is a jierfeet one, a circle within u, circle. The modus erandi is thin: An order comes from an custom mar ket direct to the state exchange head quarters at ios Angeles. That, order, if large enough, is divided among th-' ton district exchanges. Kach district 1 xchange redivides its own order amoiio; its local exchanges. The Kiiorintond-t-nt of the local exchange notifies each local grower how many and what kinds of fruit to deliver to the ex ehange juicking house, jirojHirtioning the order to the. size of the various or-chard-t th.it liolong to the exchange. The grower then fills t hecis.signd num lier of "field" lioxcs (so called to dis tinguish tin-in from Kicked lioxcs) and delivers them t the (tacking house. There his resonsibiIity ends. A.s the fruit is delivered it is carefully weighed and stacked by itself, theji (Kissed through I he "grader." where t he. "culls" (damaged fruit) are thrown out and thc.ontiDges of various sizes dist ril utod in different bins from which t hoy arc w rapM.i ami (tacked. The. culls are sold to local dealers for alxiut 25 cents a Itov. They are not. sjioilod fruit by :iny mcaiiN. but have erhnps lost their f-hort green stems or have a small blem ish on th rind. The culling process is extremely thorough, for the exchange is very exacting as to the quality and at(Marance of its product. After (ticking, the fruit is again weighed and scientifically placed in re frigerator cars. (A practical sugges tion to buyers always "heft" an or ange.) A.s a rule the fruit is consigned to a representative in the east, who cither receives it or direct.s its destina tion while en route. Chautauquan. WORLD'S OLDEST FAMILY. The Oldest In the llritish Isles Is the Mara, of Scotland. As a result of recent investigations it has lieen shown that the foundations of the families of about a dozen of the 400 Iiarons in the P.ritish house of lords date back to 1400, the earliest Innng 1204. The oldest family in the P.ritish Isles is the Mar family, of Scotland. 10'J3. The Caniplx-lls, of Argy ll. Ingan iu 110O. the Talleyrand dates from U'J1, Hismarck from 1270, the Grosvenor fam ily, the dukes of Westminster. K'".": the Austrian house of Hapsburg goes back to J52. and the house of liourlion to S04. The descendants of Mohammed, ltorn 570. are all registered oarefully and authoritatively in a liook k"pt in Mecca by the chief of the family. Lit tle or no doubt exists of the absolute authenticity of the long line of Moham med's descendants. In China there are many old families; also among the Hebrews, "but," says an authority, "when it comes to pedigrees there is one gentleman to whom the world must take off it.s hat. not as f icile princeps or primus inter pares, but as the great and only nonesuch. This is the mikado of Japan." His place has lieen filled by memliors of his family for more than 2.50O years. The present mikado is the 1221 of the line. The first one was eontemorary with Xebnehad nezzar, CC0 years liefore Christ. Of the seven great religions enumerated by Max Midler as (Mtssessing F.ihles the mikado family is older than five. Since -we all have the consolation of knowing that we are descendants from the first family, it makes no difference if some of the early records are Io-t, ex cept, so far as they relate to recent prop erty titles. Pittsburgh Dispatch. INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE. Melon mice are ruining cro(ts in the iicighlKurhood of X"w(Krt, Ky. Farmers in IVmgltis county, Kan., are educating their horses to eat jtotatoes which they can fed at 11 cents, while corn stands -for 17 o-nts. An immense pumping engine at the mines of Friodotisville, Pa., raises 17,500 gallons of water at each revolution of the huge fly-wheel. Xot all western cherries in eastern markets come from California, On-gon shippers sent two car loads east within a week from Salem ami Portland. England's onk is now made in f!er many. The great roof 1 teams of AYin chestet cathedral are lieing renewed, and the wmw1 used is Stettin oak, cut in 42',i foot. lengths, the-other dimen sions lieing 14 by IS inches. The recent exposition of the Royal I'libltn Agricultural society- demon strated that while our farm machinery equals that of the Pritish in strength, it is of much lighter build. Our con sul at. Dublin suggests that on this ac count our machinery is at a disadvan tage. n.s the Irish farmer prefers heavier looking implements. SCIENCE CLIPPINGS. The interior of a gold-liearing rook, was ins(ected in an Oregon town, by means of the Roentgen rays, and veins of auriferous metal were as plain ly visible as if they were on the surface. It is recommended that every life 1m int. carried by ships should lie pro vided w ith a bottle of citric acid wh"ch precipitates chloride ot sodium, and. it is said, converts sea water into a palata ble drink. Spain's scientific attainments may not Ik great, yet she has at least a criminol ogist. Senor Salillas "Kl Dolinouente Kspanol" has a vocabulary of the Calo Jergal or gyosy thieves slang, and one of the Germ.inia spoken by ordinary thieves. Drs. Itrissaud and Marie, two French authorities on nervous diseases, cite Prinee Hismarck as one of the few in stances of a very bright mind found in a very tall Tiody. They say that the healthiest, persons are rather tinier than altove the middle height, and that the children who come out best at school examinations in France are those whose bodies have grown slowjy. MUSIC AND THE STAGE. The tone of the piano improves i hen the instrument is moved from the wall of t he room. The extense of heating a London theater, the Vaudeville, by electricity, using storage batteries con neoti-d with radiators, is said to have Ix-cn less than 70 cents an hour."""" Sir A. Harris jiantomime, "Cinder ella." last year is computed to have cost $125,000 liefore the curtain was raisi-,1 011 lioxing night. Sir Augustus did not flinch from dressing a chorus girl re ceiving 24 shillings a week in a dress by Worth at$Doo. The decree of the Italian government indefinitely extending the time of the copyright of Rossini's "I'arier of S ville" has lieon deoIand by a parlia mentary commission as contrary to Iaw and void. Tlie final decision rests with the full house of (larliamenU Kiiima Fames, licside her public tri umphs, ha.s won most generous praise from Mi Ilia and Calve, ami Julian' Story's picture, called "LC IjilioraToir. de Saint. Iizare. exhibiti-d this year in the Paris salon, has lieen purchaser bv t hi--French government, w hich is an uncommon compliment to an American artist In France, it seems, there is a strong superstition that the operas of A mbroM Thomas bring some sort of ill luck. The Pans Ojiera Comique and the The atre des Arts at Rouen were burned ;n the night of the jterformaiioe of "Miirnon." in which, it may - reonl- leotyd. a fire scene actually occurs. The Grand Ojiera. Paris, was burm-d on the night of a performance of "Hamlet." Ambrose Thomas himself was well aware of the suterstition. and u.-ed laughingly to declare that he waslui ky in other ways. ROUND ABOUT ENGLAND. Two thousand Latter Day Saims mis sionaries are said to lie in England just now. Mosquitoes have appeared this season in England. It is supposed they utaik their way across the. Atlantic in i cargo of lumlter. Only 11 pT cent- of the larger and five (HTcent, of the smaller English gold coin liear an earlier date than 170. The clean aiiearanie of ISritish coins is always a delight to a foreigner. This is true ts well of Canadian coins. The numlier of unmuzzle dogs soizd in the streets of London lietween Feli ruary 17 and June 13 were 20.'J42. ami of those 4.ffi2 were claimed at the police nations. The numlierof casi-sof rabies from the In-ginning of January to J ts was inc. Ilcdingham castle, the Essex strong hold of the earls of Oxford, and pre pounced to lie the finest Normun keep in the world, is in the market and will t hortly be put npat auction in a London salesroom. Here Queen Matilda is gen erally Itflievcd to have d"Md, and Henry V I I.'s v isit to the projicrty is well known in history. IN EASTERN LANDS. The diamonds in one symliol of the shah's rank are said to weigh almost. 20 pounds. A Hindoo wife may lie divorce if she scolds her husband or goes to a dance while her husband isabsent from home. "The end of the Ottoman empire is rear." the foreign corresjmndents are saying. juit as they did 4 years ago. The (irison (Hijuilation of India, large a.s it is. is only 3s jut I11O.O0O inhabitants, or less than half the projiortion that prevails in Great Pritain. Seven lions are among- the (tots of the sultan of Morocco. At night he lets them range the courtyards of the jal ace. to act as guards to the royal hi.rom. The mosque of St. Sophia at Constan tinople was laid up in mortar (ierf urned with musk. It was built a thoiwuid years ago. yet the musky smell is .still noticeable. Mohammedan depositors in the jiost ofliee savings banks are enriching the Pritish government, as their religion forbids them to receive interest. They insist -on taking out no more than they have put in. He Was Suilcloui- "Pardner," said Derringer Dan. "you'll excuse me, but I'll have to quit you. I ain't a-playin no more (Ktker this evenin." "P. ut you have a lot of chips yet." re marked the young man from the east. "I know it. And I'm goin tor cash em in. too. Y"ou look like a tender foot, an ye talk like one. Hut I've heard o n-ople that got buncm-d and liought gold bricks even ef t hoy did read the newsjiapers, an orter to Tknowed 1 -otter." "I really don't quite follow you." "I had four nine-s(iotii a little while ago." . "Did you?" "Sartin. An ye didn't do a thing but say ye'd stay out. Then I had a flush tin" ye said the same. I got four kings an" an ace, an ye laid down yer hand ez. usual." "That was remarkable." " 'Remarkable' don't seem to quite cover the ground fur me. Pardner, 1 don't ay yer work in one o these here Roentgen ray outfits on me. All I sxiy is that I ain't a-playin no more joker this evenin." Washington Star. FUR AND FEATHER. The otter is the favorite animal pot among the Chinese. . The titanosaur, an extinct animal which formerly lived in the liad lands. wsi f5 feet in length and Mood about 3S feet in height. The pranticoles in confinement in the Zoological gardens, London, are an nounced as once more nesting, and the female, which is now sitting two eggs, is nssistd by t he male, who relieves her from time to time in her task of incu bation. The Hampshire (England) county council has issued an order forbidding the taking or destroying' the eggs of the following birds: Common buz zards, honey buzzards, kingfishers, Montagu's harriers, nightingales, owls and woodpeckers. A hen hawk which seized upon a hen of the Griost breed of game chickens in the yard of Villiam McDowell, of Arredondo. Fla.. was fought by the hen and two other hens which joined in the liattle, and they kept up the fight until tho hawk was killed. . THE LATEST INVENTIONS. A jiortable bicycle, one wheel of which folds upon th. other, has lnvn invented by a mechanic in Gratz, Austria, A machine for catihJng grasshop ieri is owned by Henry Crow, of Gar den City, Kan. It coofs them in by the bushel. Mr. Crow- boils them, and fi-eds them to his hogs. A new t-treet corner indicator has U-en invented. The name of th- thor oughfare is. in fact, inclosed in a glass brick of Fjn-ciaJ construction, arid is intended to lie i.i;ule the corner stone and to Ik held in place by the other paving blocks. German eydLs-s have an effectual w ay of getting rid of trouhU-fromedogs. Hicycle Umilis are ik-w manufactured iu the fatherland small, but extreme ly noisy, explosives, which exercise a magical effect upon the cur of aggres sive propensities. A novel way of illuminating a tunnel lias l-vn devised in Paris. Reflectors throw light from many electric lamjts li f.-ct almie the rails to t lie sides of t lie tunnel, when it is again tefiooted by burnished tin. a soft and agrtwahle light. The trains automatically turn the current on and off in entering and l-aving the tunnel. ( The automatic (tostman is a new in vention. This i an adaptation of ti e pneumatic principle already in use in connection with the London tele graph oihoes. A car driven by air pressure is iroj-lhil through an un derground tule and automatically gathers the letters de(ios.ited in Uixes at the various slat ions and carries them to a central office. Tlw-re is considerable risk incurred in shoeing vicious horses. lth to the oiaeksmith and to the horse, itself. To remove this rik altogether an Aus tralian has invented a sort of wooden cage, the sides and top of which are ladd.tl. The horse is let in. the dior is fastened and the cae is then turn.-. I completely ujsile down, the animal resting ou it.s liaek w ith its f.et u,. SCRAPS OF INFORMATION. A. ton of rosebuds will produce only alout two ounces of the attar of roses. The only gem in the world whichem not Ik counterfeited is the opal. Its delicate tints defy imitation. The first watch ever made by ma chinery in the I'nited States was niadu at Roxbury, Mass., in l5n. If the wort! "loom" were not in ex ist nee now it would lie hard to find a wind to fittingly take itspla-e. The Liltrty tn.ll at Philadelphia cracked while liolntT tolled July s, it5. 10 announce 1 he death of John Marshall, chief justice of the 'supreme court of the I'nited States. The liell was cast in ljoialon in 1752. broken up and recast in April and in Juae, 1753, so it was 2 t ars oi l when it broke, and had some hard us;.ge. Th" crack probably came, naturally. "Miss France H. Trihou." says the Il is ton Transcript, "daughter of Chaj iain Tribou, takes exception to the oft repeated statement that no man now liv ing can read Eliot's Indian Pi hie. She writes Zion's ilerald that at the Mohonk Indian conference of 1-V4 she heard Hishop Whipple say that it is a mistake to say that it cannot Ik read, ln-cause. the Ojibways, of Minnesota, can read it," PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. "Why, Eila. I hoard that you'fell down a flight, of stairs the other day! Weren't you hurt?" "Not a bit. You see. I fell into a liar gain liasenient," Detroit Tribune. A young ruaa in thi5 community went to see his girl a few days ugo. and the old gentleman put him to cleaning out his well. The old roan bossed ties j-ib. P.ullook (Ga.) Times. Their Choice. "How does Winters maiuige to ki-ep the wolf from the door?" "He doesn't. He gave violin lossdns. but his family said they pre ferred the wolf." IVtroit Free Press. She "How provoking this is! I've lieen waiting an hour fr the tide Ut get lip." He "Yes; but you shouldn't get imjiatient. Rementobr it's Uen out nearly all night," Woonsockot Re jKirter. Sortner "You must have had rreat fun when your football tituu played Yassar." Jack Tackle Fun? 1 gu-ss not. I am engaged to the um ( tire, and she ruh-d meoff for holding in the very first rim mage." Princeton Tiger. The etiquette of bicycling is re eoiving a great deal of discussion just now. It is lielievod that a wheelman who has lieen run over Ly a lirge ly team and a grocery wagon Kis a right to speak without an introduction. Chi cago Times-Herald. Master (rings forhLs valef) "Look fore. Joseph, you liave brought me tw.t lxiots boloncing to the same foot," Joseph (exit and soon returns with an air of utter bewilderment) -Ph-os, sir, it's not my fault: the other pair is just the same." Le Petit I"arisie. "Doesn't it strike yon. Dolphy. dear." and the gushing girl gazed dreamily towards the western horizon. "that there is more poetry in the slow ly sotting sun than in any other object in the universe?" "I lon't Tknow so much about that, mused the mild-eyed minstrel of many rejections. "I reckon the waste-jm-ier basket runsjt pretty- close." Judy. AROUND THE GLOBE. Rain falls on the eastern coast of Ire land aliout 20S days in the year. There are 2s.ooo Hebrews in the city of Amsterdam; over 10,000 of them are dealers in diamonds. Monaco had 44.401 visitors during the month of May, -which is over 3.000 more than ever liefore. In Pulgaria the proprietors of patent nostrums are alway s in a state of un easiness. If the medicine fails to pro duce the effect advertised tho proprie tors are imprisoned. There is a grapevine at Oys. Portu gal, w hich liears a sufficient amount ot grajti's to make an average of 150 gal lons of wine a year. x Peter the Great's house at Zaandam, in Holland, has jus-f. lieen inclosed with in a protecting building. The ofteninff ceremony was performed in the pres ence of the Russian consul-general and ot her noijiliilltien. - - li ;. t.slvTTjy , . LEALEES CFNKKAT.llv- 0,