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JuKiiert Thursdays, On Hollar a Year.
Oftice 400 Statu Street.
Delivered by Oarbiehs in thb City, 15
Cents a Week, 50 Cents a Month, $3 for
Six Months, Jtl a Year. The Same Terms
by Mail.
Sltuntions. Wants, Rents, ana other small
iNlvertlseihHnts, One Cent a Word enoli In
sertion. Five Cents a Word for a full week
(seven times).
Display advertisements, per Inch, one In
sertion, $1.20: each subsequent insertion, 40
cents; one week, $3.20; one monlti, $10;
one year, $40.
Obituary Notices, In prose or verse, la
cents per line. Notices of Birtus, Mar
riages, Deaths and Funerals. 50 cents each.
Local Notices 15 cents per line.
Yearly advertisers are limited to their
own Immediate business (all matter to be
unobjectionable), and their contracts do not
Include Wants, To Let, For Sale, etc.
The Postoffloe department at "Wash
ington admonishes the postoffice em
ployes throughout the country, partic
ularly those at the stamp windows, to
foe more polite in the discharge of their
Hutles. No such admonition is needed
Sn this city.
'A Maine man recently got warm
fenough to sue his neighbor for occupy
ing three Inches of his land. He was
not a little discomfited when a survey
proved that he himself was the tres
passer to the extent of two feet and
eleven Inches. His overthrow was
complete when his neighbor shook
hands with him and told him that the
ience needn't be moved.
The greatest and strongest chain ever
tnade has recntly left the Tipton Green
iron works, in England. It is Intended
for crane work at Chatham wharf and
"consists 'of oval links forged severally
of three and one-half inch rods, each
link being 20 inches long and 13 wide.
Since there was no machinery availa
ble for testing a chain of such dimen
sions, the test was made by actual sus
pension of 400 tons, or 896,000 pounds,
from each link.
Terence Duffy of San Francisco has
recorded in the patent office at Wash
ington an idea for utilizing the energy
of the sea waves, showing how he pro
poses to harness old ocean so as to
make It store compressed air. Ac
cording to his plan the rolling and
pitching of a ship, built for the pur
pose, of course, will operate a number
of air-pumps, which, force air Into
reservoirs. From the reservoirs it is
conducted by pipes to J.he engines, as
generating electricity, for lighting,
ctcTTiand for taking In and discharging
B. Baden-Powell, secretary of the
I3rltish Aeronautical society, writes to
the Saturday Beview a statement of
his surmises as to the probable course
of the balloonist Andree. The start
was made at 2:30 p. m. on July 11, and
lie estimates that the pole should have
been reached by 9 o'clock on the fol
lowing evening. By 2 p. m. on the loth
the coast of Alaska might be reached.
Of course, If the wind changed, the
balloon might drift in any direction,
but with an average pace of twelve
miles an hour it ought to be able to
travel six thousand miles in three
weeks, so that a landing might be ef
fected early in August. But the rest
of the journey would probably be slow,
and Mr. Baden-Powell thinks there is
no cause for worry for the next two
A goat breeding company is securing
leases of wild land in the great black
berry wilderness that surrounds Lee,
trie, for "the purpose of establishing
la big goat ranch for the purpose of
raising kids for the market. Since the
price of wool went down the, pelt of a
'tfat kid ia worth as much as a lamb's
ekln with the wool on it, while its meat
5s quite as savory and nourishing as
(that from lambs. A sheep produces a
Iamb once every year, but the she-goats
have two or three kids at a birth twice
a year. This company expects to put
flocks of approved breeds on these lands
in charge of goat-herds, who will at
tend to the flocks, cut meadow hay for
their winter fodder; and cull out the
kids as soon as they are in marketable
condition. "Within , three years this
company hopes to have flocks aggre
gating a hundred thousand goats and
thinks it will make a net profit of a
dollar on every kid it sells. This plan
does not include cheese making, which
the farmers of Switzerland and other
sections of Europe have found profita
ble for many years.
That the lot of the sailor in the Brit
ish mercantile marine is no bed of roses
Is shown by a report of the Government
Board of Trade just issued in London
and according to which the number of
cases of desertion during the twelve
months which have just been brought
Ij a close exceeds fourteen thousand.
With the exception of a few hundred
only, all these deserting seamen were
what are known as long-voyage men.
and their abandonment of their shipa
In some foreign port usually an Amer
ican one meant to them not only the
sacrifice of character, with the cer
tainty of imprisonment in the event of
recapture either at home or abroad,
but likewise the loss of all accumula
tion of pay, which is only given to the
men on completing the time for which
they have shipped. , The Board of
Trade calculates that, estimating the
accumulated pay of each deserting
sailor at a minimum average of $50,
nearly $750,000 is thus lost to the sail
ors and to their families at home, the
money, of course, remaining In the
hands of their employers. The Eng
lish government now proposes to devise
means by which ship-owners and ship
masters, who often brutally treat their
men with the express object of induc
ing them to desert without demanding
their pay, should be forced to disgorge
all such accumulations of wages for
the benefit of the nearest relatives of
the deserttrs.
SKCvxn run atonox.
We second the motion of the esteem
ed Eeglster that the head man of this
village attend the national convention
of mayors which is to be held at Co
lumbus, Ohio, next month. One object
of this convention is "the interchange
of ideas and knowledge on municipal
problems, such as will result from the
experienced city officials coming in con
tact with each other." Of course our
head man wouldn't benefit much by an
interchange of ideas and knowledge,
because the advantage of the swap
would be so greatly on the other side,
but he would be powerfully beneficial
to the other head men. He could teach
them, for Instance, how to overwhelm
offending and irreverent newspapers
by fiery oratory, and he could furnish
them a classic oration as a model for
their efforts. He could also teach them
how to rule with an iron hand success
fully concealed in a velvet glove. He
could show them how to kap the band
in the band-wagon. He could teach
them how to induce discouraged tax
payers to clean asphalt pavements, and
he could show them how to snatch per
sonal and political defeat out of vic
tory. He should be willing to take his
candle out from under the local peck
measure and let it shine in Columbus
for the benefit of those who may be
contending with municipal problems
which he has found no difficulty In
JOnijA.lt WHEAT.
"Dollar wheat" is both an agricultur
al and a political blessing, but nothing
is to be gained by making "dollar
wheat" a fetish or grossly exaggerating
its benefits. It has been and is a fine
thing for many farmers and a few bull
speculators. It will also be a good
thing for those who have goods to sell
that the prosperous wheat farmers will
want. It will be a stimulus in many
ways. But it will not be a great thing
for those who have to pay $1.50 or $2 a
barrel more for flour without having
their wages correspondingly raised.
And It will be so bad a thing for the
free silverites that those who feel for
others' woes may perhaps be justified
in dropping a silent tear over a woe
which is so extensive and complete as
to challenge pity while inspiring Joy.
One of the most preposterous state
ments that have been made concern
ing "dollar wheat" Is that credited to
Assistant Secretary Brigham of the
federal department of agriculture. We
have not noticed any denial' of it, but it
doesn't seem possible that It could have
been deliberately made by Mr. Brigham,
He Is quoted as declaring that the
farmers this year will gain from $400,
000,000 to $500,000,000 over last year "for
wheat" alone. IA order to make this
pleasant gain the farmers would have
to sell their whole crop for a dollar a
bushel more than they got last year.
As they got something last year, say
anywhere from, 30 to 70 cents according
to the time and place of selling, wheat
will have to be much higher than It is
now before any farmer will get a dol
lar a- bushel more for his, and even
if it does rise so that some farmers will
get the extra dollar, much of the wheat
is already sold at the present prices
or less. Moreover, many millions
of bushels will be eaten by the farmer
or kept for seed. So It Is evident that
the farmers will not gain anywhere
near what Mr. Brigham is reported as
saying they will. If they get $100,000,
000 or $150,000,000 more for their wheat
than they did last year they will be
doing well, and either of those sums is
large enough to obviate any need of
grosB exaggeration.
It should also not be forgotten that
the politics in "dollar wheat" can be
overdone. By and by, when wheat is
not "dollar," some of the fool talk
which is now going the rounds will re
What many expected would happen
has happened, and the Alien Labor Tax
law of Pennsylvania has been declared
unconstitutional by Judge Acheson of
the United States District court at
Pittsburg. This law provided that a
tax of three cents per day should be
levied on the labor of each unnatural
ized male adult employed by any in
dividual, firm or corporation in Penn
sylvania, and employers were made re
sponsible for its collection. The act in
volved serious hardships for both era
ployer and employe, and its enforce
ment threatened so much confusion to
local authorities that the commissioners
of one of the western counties in the
Stale resolved to obtain an opinion as.
to its constitutionality before attempt
ing to put it into general operation
In passing upon the test case thus sub
mined. Judge Acheson holds that the
bill violates the equity clause of Uie
Fourteenth amendment to the federal
constitution, which is embodied In the
first section, and is as follows: All
persons born or naturalized in the
United States, and subject to the juris
diction thereof, are citizens of the
United States and of the State wherein
they reside. No State shall make or
enforce any law which shall abridge
the privileges or immunities of citizens
of the United States; nor shall any
State deprive any person of life, lib
erty or property without due process
of law, nor deny to any person within
Its jurisdiction the equal protection of
tha laws.
Judge Acheson declares that the tax
provided for in this measure would
amount to an arbitrary deduction from
the daily earnings of a particular class
of persons, and that it would deprive
them of the right to equal protection
under the law. The bill was designed
to protect native and naturalized citi
zens against the labor competition of
unnaturalized foreigners, but the
method by which it was proposed to
accomplish that object meant the de
struction of a right of protection which
the Constitution extends to all persons
within the Jurisdiction of the govern
ment, no matter whether they have ac
quired citizenship or not. The real
purpose aimed at in this enactment is
to be executed in providing more rigor
ous immigration laws. Once admitted
to the country, aliens acquire certain
general rights to protection and equity
which ' cannot be taken from them by
an arbitrary State enactment like that
undertaken in Pennsylvania.
If the decision of Judge Acheson is
sustained the State of Pennsylvania
will not have about $800,000 this year
which it would have had if the law had
Led by a Itlbbon String.
There are going to be ribbons to it
this winter to an extent that hasn't
prevailed for many seasons. Many
dresses already shown by exclusive
makers suggests that Dame Fashion
has us on a string, that string being
some new and dainty sort of ribbon of
which the manufacturers have put out
a liberal supply. Indeed, there are so
many of these fascinating bands that
selection is not an easy task, but when
the one that seems just right is chosen,
the job is only just begun. For then
comes study of the method of using
them. Of course It Is more methodical
to have the plan definitely settled be
fore the purchase is made, but those
new ribbons are so alluring, so sug
gestive of new methods of adornment,
that the best laid plans are likely to go
awry In favor of some later thought.
Pictured here Is a comparatively sim
ple arrangement that was very pretty.
The ribbon was black velvet, and the
dress goods was apple green foulard
figured with black and white. The
bloused bodice fro it fastened In the
center beneath a row of small bows
each dotted with a tiny buckle. It had
revers and collar of white silk finished
with frills of white chiffon, the fitted
sleeves had narrow ruffles at the shoul
ders, and plain white chiffon gave
chemisette and collar;, ' each trimmed
with ribbon straps and buckles. The
skirt had separate green taffetas lin
Dress Improvers are' to be worn with
many of the new imported dresses and
so it behooves the woman who is par
ticular in such details and whose fig
ure is lacking to get one. Carrying
yourself carefully and going in for the
right sort of xercise is one way of get
ting one, but the more common way is
to buy one. You cannot tell which
method has been followed when the
dress is In place, only the figure that is
not artificially reinforced is likely to
be shapely below the belt in front and
to have a chest held high. The other
sort of figure seems t3 have an "Im
prover" that by no means improves
hung In front below the belt, and is
hollow at the chest and thrown for
ward at the chin. FLORETTE.
Ruth I understand Percy Hlghllfe
has stopped trying to trace back his
family tree. I suppose the further back
he went the harder it got?
Freddy Yes and the further back
he went the harder his ancestors got,
too. Puck.
Barnes Tormer This telegraphing
without wires will be a great thing.
Tighe Walker I don't see much in it.
What we need Is a system of telegraph
ing without money when a gentleman
r.eeds a return ticket. Cincinnati En
quirer. First CatWhat's the matter. Nellie?
You look positively yellow this morn
ing. Second Cat don't know, Thomas. 1
ate a canary bird this morning, and I
am afraid it was a peroxide English
span-owl Hew J'urk Press.
Royal makes the food pure.
wholesome and dellcloiM.
Absolutely Puro ,
There Is nothing in a name. Seth
Low Is urged as a candidate for mayor
of Greater New York because of his
high character. On the other hand, Mr,
High, a merchant of Atlanta, claims to
sell at prices lower than anybody else
in the town. Galveston News.
Young Congressman Well, my dear.
what do you think? I had the honor of
being Interviewed this morning upon
the leading topics of the day. His Wife
Indeed! What did you say? Young
Congressman I really can't tell until
I see the morning paper. Richmond
AVOldincr T?,slrs fllartvo 'P'Tnii'a m.
ing to give us a check at the wedding,
instead of a present, Tom.
Tom All right; we'll have the cere
mony at high noon then Instead of at
o C10CK.
Gladys Why, what for, dear?
Tom Banks close at 3. Detroit Free
Some of Ludwig II.'s Ways of Amusing
If Ludwig II., the young king of Ba
varia, was mad, It was from excess of
majesty. The monarch of one of the
smallest kingdoms of the world, Ms
opinion of himself was magnificent be
yond all dreams of grandeur. .Ordinary
people were not sufficiently exalted to
be his companions; ordinary occupa
tions afforded him no gratification; all
the chateaus and palaces which he in
herited when he came to the throne
were squalid for one so great. Archi
tecture and building were his ruling
hobbles, and he was thus able to grat
ify the one delusion by building mag
nificent edifices; the second by occupy
ing his time 1n the most extraordinary
fashions, and the third byj shunning so
ciety and escaping the inspection of
ordinary eyes, either in his gorgeous
retreats, or by retiring to one-of the
more humble dwellings he erected on
various mountain summits, where a few
atendants awaited his unexpected vis
its. Ludwlgs mania for solitude took
the most unexpected twists. He enjoy
ed his own company best on those oc
casions when people whose minds are
less phenomenally balanced consider
companionship most essential. It was
his fancy to have dramatic and musical
performances for : himself alone. Un
fortunate theatrical" managers and in
dignant musical directors, not daring
to resist the royal whim, were driven
to waste their talent by providing en
tertainments. The theater was dark
ened, the orchestra, the chorus and the
full dramatic company -were grudging
ly provided, one and all detesting the
work of putting forth their best efforts
for the amusement of an empty house,
save for the solitary figure sitting si
lent and motionless in the shadow of
the royal box. Music Ludwig loved,
and many of his wildest extravagances
and maddest acts of prodigality were
due to the Influence of Wagner, his one
friend and adviser. It was Wagner
who prompted his most transcendent
folly, the erection of a huge theater at
Bayreuth for that composer's glorifica
tion. One performance alone entailed
an expenditure of 20,000, of which
15,000 was paid by the king, the rest
being barely covered by the sale of
Reared from his childhood amid the
most enchanting scenery, Ludwig dear
loved the lonely mountains and the si
lent forests In which his possessions
were so rich. Delighting to turn night
into day, he would order his horses af
ter dark, and the jingle of his sleigh
hells and the big crack of the postil
lions' whips would bring the peasantry
to their bedroom casements to see a
brilliant equipage flash by, a phantom
that vanished In a whirl of snowdust, a
dream of red and gold and blue
and silver, and above the head of the
silent occupant two crowns glowing
with electric light. It was only the
simple Inhabitants of the Bavarian Alps
who ever caught a glimpse of these
fairylike vehicles. The front of one
was formed by a gigantic shell borne
by Tritons, with little cuplds seated on
its edge, whose tiny arms carried back
wreaths to the royal occupant. The or
namentation of another was so profuse
that but three small spaces were left
on the panels, and these were occupied
by delicate mythological scenes painted
by the hand of a famous Munich artist.
The king's sleighs were never drawn
by fewer than four horses. He appears
to have been fond of these animals,
whom he called his "dumb courtiers."
Hut, like' everything else about him,
they were compelled to suffer In order
to gratify their master's fancies. Dur
ing the winter of 1874 instructions were
sent to the royal stables that the thirty
beRt horses they contained were to be
fed for several days on nothing but
nats. The grooms imagined they were
to be enteredi for a race. Though a
blinding snowstorm was raging, Lud
wig commanded some workmen to at
once set about erecting a wooden tower
In the forest adjoining his palace, and
around this tower a gallery was to run.
Finally, when his plans were matured,
he stationed an orchestra of wind in
struments near this erection, taking up
his own position on the balcony. In
the cornfields near he had scattered
here and there drums, kettles, trumpets
and soldiers. In an instant the most
infernal hubbub broke forth. Each
drummer vied with the others to beat
louder, the trumpeters nearly burst
their cheeks, there were powder explo
sions, shrill whistles and the most dia
bolical howls. The terrified horses
broke their .fastenings. Mad with ter
ror, they reared, wheeled, zigzagged:
plunging and kicking, they galloped
here and there; with blood-red nos
trils and floating manes they bolted in
all directions, in the jeopardy o the
. si
orchestra and the terror of the drums
and kettles In the field's. One by one
they disappeared over tha horizon, white
with foam, still snorting and rolling
their eyes. It was days before some of
them were found, many were picked up
enfeebled, still wild and terrified. Some
had reached the mountains, others had
penetrated the woods or become en
gulfed in the marshes. His majesty,
however, was well amused.
The tricks Ludwig played on his
horses he also Inflicted on his servants.
Everyone about him was In danger of
life and limb. He Injured at least thir
ty persons, and one he killed. It is not
to be forgotten, however, that he was
mad and ought long before this to have
been under medical charge. For some
offences his attendants were confined In
the dungeons of his castles; for others
they were banished to America. One
miserable' lackey was charged with
looking too curiously at his eccentric
master. For this he was compelled to
wear a black mask over his face for a
whole year. Another was simply , stu
pid; he had a seal set on his forehead.
The king himself paid reverent homage
to a certain tree, and there was a hedge
upon which he bestowed Ills benedic
tion as he drove by. Pearson's Maga
zine. PASTE GEMS arc not
to ten parts of gold, eighteen
to twelve parts alloy does
not make gold. Base Metal
with a coating of Silver is
not Silverware. J J J
STERLING except it is
925-1000 lbs. Critical buyers
recognize the difference be
tween dry-goods Gold, dry
goods Silver and dry-goods
Gems and the quality J J
obtained at THE j J
All grades and prices.
Ladies' Belts and
Golfing Ties
at just half price.
Chase & Company,
New Haven House Building.
Removed to
No. 760 Chapel Street.
are made by the Derby Desk
Co. We sell the "Derby
Desk." We sell other desks
'but there's a special something
about the "Derby Desk
that irresistibly appeals
the methodical business man
Every prospective list
of new Office Furnitu
should contain a "Derby
Desk. If you believe some
other desk will do as well,
there's time enough to buy
it after you've seen Thi
Derby Desjc.
Sellers of good furniture.
Strangers to poor furniture.
Orange and Crown Streets.
tTJf- MM-
Taking advantage of a manufactur
er's anxiety to sell, long before the
advance in prices, we bought big
stocks ot the best supplies to be had -and
offer them at the following little
Automatic Lead Pencil 1 C eacl1
Cedar Lead Pencils 1 c doz.
Perfection Lead Pencils, rubber tips
5c dor.
Fine Highly Polished Lead Pencils,
with eraser 1 Qc doz. 1 c ea-
Arrow Lead Pencils, graded for draw
ing i Oc doz. 1 c
Automatic Lead Pencils, with one
box lead extra 5c
Standard Lead Pencils with patent
sharpener . . 4c
Slate Pencils. . - ' ,', ' :
Pencil Sharpeners - ,
Ever Ready Pencil Sharpeners
Automatic Compasses
Rose Pen Wipers
Sheep Pen Wipers
Transparent Slates, 8xio
Book Slates 3 leaves 3c A leaves 5c
. 4 leaves, large size 9c
Composition Books.
Extra quality paper, 7a leaves 5 c
" " duck covered, 60 leaves 5c
Quarto bound, 60 leaves 7c
Demy quarto, board covers, 24 leaves 3 c
" " " 48 " 6c
,vCrown Quarto, duck Russia corners,
72 leaves -J 7c
Drawing Books, interlaid, board cov-
rs, 12 leaves 4c
Writine Tablets.
Ulster Linen, 3 sizes, ruled and plain 5c
Sovereign, 3 sizes, Plaited Linen and
Bond Paper 9c
am now delivering Koal In bags and carried Into the
cellar direct from wagon. Avoid ail
dirt and buy of
65 Church St., opp. Postoffloe, 81 Railroad Ave.
great Value.
68, 70, 72 Orange Street.
Plumbing and Gasfitting
' J. 11. Buckley, 179 Church St
Champion Plate Paper " 5C
Counting House Scratch Pads,
1 0t doz. i c each
Pencil Pads, illuminated covers,
30 leaves lc 80 leaves 2c
aoo leaves 4c' 1
Gilt edge Artist's Crayons, 12 in box 4c
Artist's Crayons, 5 colors in box -J c
White Crayon, 100 in box ' - 6C
Colored Slate Crayons " -J c box
Extra quality Col'd Crayons, 4 in box 3 c
Cotton Felt Black Board Erasers 4 c
Common Sense Slate Cleaner 3 c
Slate Sponges ' 1 c
Gem Spelling Blanks 5c
Kindergarten Panorama with box of
12 colored crayons
Lead Pencil Cases.1
Lithographed top, lock and key
Large variety , )
Hardwood, lock and key -;
Wood Inlaid, fitted, lock and key'
Combination Ink and Pencil'Erasers,
polished wood centers J c each'
Large Rubber Pencil Erasers
1c, 2c, 3c
j - . I WW . I v
" " with pen lOc doz.' 1c e. V
Rulers, hard wood, 12 inch fc
" " extra, heavy 3 c
Leather Book Straps 3c .
Pocket Pencil Compass . , 8c
School Pencil and Compass ' 4c
Fountain Pens 7c
Steel Writing Pens ' 3- 4ot.
MalioiieFBoilers, Steam i Hot Water
ARB f'
Celf Contained, requiring no Drlok setting,
W Hnout GeBkets or Packing, and arethu alwavi
tight. '
lave Vertical Water Ways, giving trwi olroula
lion, large Direct Fire Surface, using the
.. radiant heat of the lire.
SUctssnris in use and all giving satisfaction.
fleam Fitters and Plumbers. Telephone 401-8
2tio ana ze state street
Furniture, Pianos, Pictures;
Merchandise Carriages, etc.
Lowest rates and; safety .
Goods packed and shipped
to all parts of the world ; by
experienced handlers.
SIEDLEY BROS. - & 00.,
313 State Street.
171 Brewery Street.
Tells yon all Laundries are alike, let bliri
We are not like any other laundry on
earth, for the reason that we do not rely
on what some other fellow telli us as to
how to do our work, In other word we
thiuk for ourselves.
Another reason Is that WE have a laun
dry that Is complete in every detail. We
would be pleased to have yoa call and In-
spect our Laundry on Wednesday or Thurs
day. Take the
Edgewood Avenue Cars.
They come to our door..
Dyed or Cleaned.
Cleaned and Reflnished.
No. 123 Church Street,

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