fhe Somerset Herald
rerms ot Publication
r-jlXird yetJ Wedn,1T morntnt at 12 00
. -ntiam. If P to "vane otherwise n SO
i;; .,ETnS!l be tharfed.
l,-ui.-nptiou wnle d'rorotinaed until all
rmTlf. are paid P- Powjaaaten neglectlnc
oB'Sl-t u wnen "ubscribere do e out their
tper wUl be held reapourthla for the sabacrlp-
gj.yben retnevina from one postoffioe to an
tSjxt should five v the Dame of the termer aa
M ibe present offcoa. A ddres
Tut fioMMWT Etnas,
, v! DILLS COOPER.
. biij In store, hoinerset, Pa.)
. .rtiou portaiulnt to ben ti -try skillful-
- "i it,,.-.! -('l"l l!e:llioO given t fjillUg
' ''-. .1.1: l:if natural teeth. Artitiftul ileiit-
w S.t! A . leel.! in rw" llUI'tll plHie.
i-uuu cruus aLui-Led lo '.h? uaiiir-
T CAIU'THERS. M. IX
.1 . ' JiiVsIUAN A.Nli SIK'.EON",
V R.UH.K.1FT. F
..on t'ni.m stie-H. nut door lo rruitinn
p . t,,.. !'' call M office.
U. S. KIMMELL,
', ! 1rr bw professional service to trie ciuavu
.'tm,i and vicinity. I'nles (rolesioliaily
V (.....,. ut t.l. idlu. f Unnsi
he can 0c found al hi onice aa Main st
H. J. M. LUlTKER,
rHYSU'lAS AND SURoEoN
i i-ird permanently in Somerset im iDe
,-, u't- of hi proteuou Oaice on Mam street,
'L r.-.r oi Irug sk-
U. J. S. M'MILLEN.
lOra-iiiCif trt i-wrr$,
teres fjwlal attention to the preservation of
tie ' ri'.iial teeth. ArtlhVal ;U inserted. AU
Ti'niU""' Kur,uiu'v"' aiinctory. ttice iu lb
j .,n oer M. M.lredacii l-o.' store, comer
""iu 'ru "d 1 alnol streets.
U. WM. COLLINS,
in Kn'PT,,', Bloc-k np-stair. wberw be
f..uri'i at ai: limit pr pain! lo do all kind
o'Vtrt nu b a tilliMK. n-fculaiSnK, txtiaitiUB,
a-- a-i''r' weib nil kiid. and tf Um bt
Bi.tfrui. lUMsru-d. All toik aa.arauufd.
tl.tintT ai.d Pe?ioo Agent. Office in Uanunotb
Al i r c i - a i i . -i " .
So merset, Pa.
A o L' ar iu Rral ru.'.e. Wiii atiend to all
entruMcd to hi care Willi prompui
toiin h. mu
J ATTOKSEY -AT-LAW,
WU pr.iraptlr attond to all btwitifM eutrurted
tc b m. Moiii 'aivarn-.d ou ouilwvuou, aic. Of
t t iu Manuno'ib Block.
DR. T. F. SHAFFER,
Tenlers hi" pMfpn-laual rvii't lo ihe citiwm
,il wmvr-i-i nud viciuiiy OSioe neil door to
J A. BE C KEY.
AHUKNEY at LAW,
C'Si-e In Odd Fellows' B'.uMiu.
UAKYEY M. BERKLEY
ATTUKNEY-AT La V,
OlSiee altb F. J. Koitwi, Ewj.
Office with John H. CbL
Will rive promts attention totiiiMne pntruied
. . ...1 u.l...t.n.iw Kami:)
tifbi-e iu l'nutiiig House Row, opposite tbc Oourt
Will atleiid to all buini entni-led Ui hin care
In txunervel and adjoinniKtiouutieii, ith prompt-
on and udelnv. itii.-e ou Main iro nuw-i,
above I tLct boo siore.
JAMES L. TUGH,
(",, m Mdnirn.nn Blo k. up nairs. Entrance
on Main i mm .Sirwt. rii&-iiau made, w-aua
ttit-1. Utiw exauuiied. and all lesal ouMne ai
rA.-ided to a ub pronipiuc-n aud bdciity.
A. J. COLBUUI. L. C. COLBORK
COLBOKN .V COLKi RN,
All nnaiDea entrusted to our care ill be
pruiap'Jy and fa.lbfuliy attended to. oliwtiou
tnaJv id pmeiv)t. He-j lord and adjoiidug couu-
Mirveyiua aad conveyaucuiit ao:ie on r
"RED. W. BIKECKEK,
OSre In Priutitig Houe Row, opposite (un
EdRGE R. SCULL,
JT ATlOtSE Y-AT-LA W.
J. G. O0L.
CC0TT k CXJLE,
S. EXI'SI EY,
p-arnif-e In Somerw-t an4 adjoining prmn
c Ad lu..nes eini-usd u Aua aill reeeive
. .H i.,irFP.'TH. H. Rtrra.
r'JFFUuTH A RUPl'ET.,
A'.l bu!!iHi entrusted to their care will be
t.'.i'.r and punnuaiiy aUeaded to. 03:i on
Huu cioM flreel. opjosiie Manimotb BitK-'k.
MI HOTEL AT CBSEEBLMD
S. P. Sweiuer, late ot Sand Patch, has purchased
"THE AMERICAN HOUSE,"
At r-imoor-an-l. JM.. and b n-fittel and refir
tW the al ho'ie liirouehout. and Piade
it nr! ;. Hotel lo aii'ommiKiate the trav
t -tuK piiOln: a'th k'ki.1 talile, and choice
liquors al the bar.
1, ha in ronn!:r'n with the Hotel a lanre
iiiut,iy f hH;t Pure Kye Whtukjr
lor hate by the barrel or rnliou at tbe
following- price :
Tw., Y-?ar c'd at $i 00 per fillon.
l;,re " fi Hi
Four " " " t ! ot) " "
TV r.ri, of the )i:r 1 IS ocnts for ch rul'on.
Ibep-urof the Wl ikey and Ju nni"t aiway
" m:nT tne order. uiefa wiii i'iure pmnpt
:tti:.ju and ihipm-.-nt. Addrcaw aU order to
ti. f . SWEITZER,
STILL IN BUSINESS !
elfiey's Phototrrapri Call' JL
.r ;"itr..p are itiformed ttiai I am Kill in
m t ui tin,,- prepared to take all
kipdf if i'ifturcs, from a
Tia-lrj or (aliliitt rbotoynph,
Life-size Cravon. IntautaMei'- Prv
Bed. ami al) work eitararitrwl to be
.S"(aiiery up stairs, next to Vtur''t'
p,J- Wit. H. WELFIiY.
VOL. XXXIX. NO. 43.
You enn fool tomeofthe jteopte
all the time, ami all of the peojrte
tome of the time, but you can't fool
ail the people all the tlme.LiswL's.
The people who have been ac
customed to paying outlandish
prices for Notions, such as are
used every day, Fancy Goods,
such as every lady needs and
buys, and Ladies' Furnishing
Goods, such as all must have,
will appreciate the truth of the
above quotation more after
they have visited
Mrs. Kate 3. Coffrotli's If ew Store
and ascertained her prices, and
then compare them with those
they have been paying. You
are commencing to think about
the Holidays, and what you
shall buy for Christmas pres
ents. You would like to buy
something useful as well as or
namental, and can find just
what you want among my stock.
Ilemem!er, I do not keep any
thing in stock outside of the
lines mentioned, but what I do
keep is of the very .best, and
will be sold at prices that will
please you. I have a fine liue
of Embroidery Silks that are
KATE B. COFFROTH,
It is to Your Interest
TO BCT YOrR
Drugs and Medicines
JOHN N. SNYDER.
Biesegker & Snyder.
Hone but tbe purest and beet kept in tyk
and when Irnip" bevorne inert by stand
inp. as certain of them do, we oV
troy them, rather than im
pose on onr customer
You can depend on having you-
PRESCRIPTIONS & FAMILY RECEIPTS
filled with care. Our prices are aa low
any other first-clas house and 'M
many articles much lower
The people of this county seem to know
this, and have given us a lane share of their
atronare, and we shall still continue tffie
them the very best pnd for their money
f).. 001 fi.ive that we make a -qiernal'v
We eiiara'itee Kati.faction, and. if too '
hail 'rouble in this dir-tio,
tfive its a
SPECTACLES AND EYE-GLASSES
in great variety ; A full set of Tet Lensen
Come in and have your eyes examined No
chaiye for examination, and w-p are confident
we nan suit you. Conic and sec n
JOHN N. SNYDER.
The Standard Oil rompanj-. of Pitisbtinrh, Pa
rnate a spciallv of mauufaetunnr for the
Ijomotic trade the flmwt brands of
Illuminating & Lubricating Oils
Naphtha and Gasoline.
That can be made from Petroleum. We challenge
comparison with every known
PRODUCT OF PETROLEUM
If you wish the most uniformly
Ajsk for our Trade for Bomrraet aad vicinity
COOK & REERIT9 aire
FREASK 6i KiXi.-ER.
aept2--99-lvr. joarr, Pa.
Wenow hve the Larrest and Best "Selected Mock
of fires (totals ever,hown in Johnntown.
We have taken siM-t ial i rc to make
our line the
iu We-tem Pennsylvania. Henriettas tu all the
laut liade in light and dark colorings
at Z :6, !K "') cents, aad il per yarL
Jr-erre in all the new shade In plain, stripe and
plaid from to .-eenb per yard. A lr
line of black and wbtu: plaid, Sbep-
fcard's plaid from U' i cent-, to 7 cents. Black and
voioreo oiik v rp neiinniits, nim txw
go. Biack Liutre, and black Jimn-
etta. Black Cashmeres from 12' j eentt to I.J
per yam. a ini nargaiu In -m im-n t.
orvd tntnera at 1 . per yard. A
complete line of wash !nM fiocxls. cnifliagel
ail me l-au-a -oveitie. A lull line
Hamburg mbroideriva and Honne
nur .Spring raps and Jacket
227 Main St., Johnstown, F.
H. P. SIMPSON,
Pnwectin. showing acenmtelv the oualitv.
prot!i ud extcat if siaU- in (jUiLrrk aud oiin- ;
- WRITE FOR PRICES AND CIRCULAR. "
SAVE YOUR MONEY. I
to Pitubti-iih. Pa . stop at ihe Anchor Housr j
eonte' laberty aud Fourth streei is a stnclly .
tirst-clas Hotel, ismducted on European plan. L
LoilKiuifs. -v. K. or : ceut. rl-'W-lyr.
TT-t . CURES
U Hill Street.
ao Francisco, CaL,
April 23, 1390.
"Having been sore
ly afflicted with rheu
matism, my mother
and daughter with
ore throat, we have,
by the useof Si Jacob
Oil, been cured."
EHenviue, H. T., Jan. , 18Ba
"I suffered with nenralgfa. bought a bottle
of St. Jacob. Oil and toon reoovereiL 1 treated
a sprained ankle with same remit."
Thq. M. Vaa Gosbra. "
Baltimore, Md.. tee. B, 18S1
I niff,'red a Inng time with sciatic pains la
tbe h p-i; f Hin i no relief till I tried tit
Jacob, oil, wbicii Completely cured me.
Cha. A. FULOA.
Promp ty and Permanently
Excel all others as a fumily medicine. They
ar? suited to every coiistitutioii, old and
yoiuiR. and. b--iai; sngitr-coated. are awe
able to tiie. Purely vegetable, they leave
mi 111 itlects. but sireiigthen and regulate
the stinuaeli. liver, and ivwels, and restors
every organ to us normal function. For use
eitlR-r a l home or abroad, on laud or sea,
Are the Best.
Ayr"s I'i'ls litve r:.- used in my family
for over thirty yean. We find ttiem an ex
cellent nurdic inc tn fevers, eruptive diseases,
and all l.il'u.K trouldcs. aud seldom call a
physician. Tiny are almost the only p.il
used 111 onr nrig!iliorho.vl." Keilimm C
Comly. liow Laudiug V. 0.. W. Fiiici iu.i
" I (Uiv.; bi on in this country eisht yr.us,
and. ilmini; all this lime, ncitiier I. nor any
meniher of my family have us-d any other
kind of nn'tli, ine than Aver s Fills, hut these
we alnujs keep al h.inil. and I sli.nild not
know how to pet along without Uiem."
A. W. Solcriierc. Lowell. M ts.
"I have used Ayer'S Cathartic Pills as a
for a; years, and they ire alwa; s ",tr.i Kie
itiifi-t saiisfactioa." J.imei A. Thomto:;,
ri 5 itiiiuirton. I nd.
"Two boxes of Ayer'S Tills euro! ni t
severe be uiache. from whieh I ;. lwi, ; a
sufferer." Emma Kcvea, llLbbardstov. i:
Dr. J. C. ATEK oi CO., Lowell, EI ...
Sold by all iealers iu lleutcine.
0C0tlTS RCCCIVCDIN LARGE sNDS as A Li
MOUNTS. ATBLC ON OCMANO
ACCOUNTS OF JttCMNT. rARMCSIS.
STOCK OCALCRS, AND OTMCNS SOLICITCO
BOARD F DIRE'TOR"1 :
l.tKl M Hlik-
JsHK L I'tt-H
JoH R SfvrTT
W H M11.KK
I'HAS. H FlHfk
;.. R -set 11
Khki- W HtMrcgr
euwaki) !tll, :
: : Pbehiuent
: : Casiiifr
TIip fuuilsand flcxurities of this hank
are wcur'ly protected inacvlphratesl (Vr
liss Burjfiar proof Sufe. The only Safe
made alwolutelv Bnrjlar proof.
Somerset County Rational Bank
Of Somerset, Pa.
Organized is a National, 1390
Chas. J. Harrison, Pres't
Wm. B. Frease, Vice Pres't.
Milton J. Pritts, Cashier.
Wm. H. Koontr, Pm1 Snyder
Jmiah Specht, Jonas M.JLook,
John H. Knvder, John Stufft.
Joseph B. lmvt. Hamson Snyder,
Jenime BtufR, Koh M1"".
Cnsumier ofthl Bank will receive the most
liberal treatment consistent with safe banking.
Parties wishing to send money cast or west can
be arcomudaled by drait for any amount.
Money and valrables secured by one of We
Vud'i Celebrated bate with most approved time
Collections made In all parts of the Coiled
Slate Charge muderate.
Account and Ue post 11 bolicted. tnar54m
That yu are huyinu direct from Ihe distilic
when yon send your erders to U. E Lippen
otL the old fashioned Whiskey house ? No
recti fvinp: no cu-nnoundin)r, hnt direct from
the "Lippbmoott DlsTtLLKRT," situated at
Lippencott Pit office, tJreenc county, ra..
w'-ich has alwsvs maintained it- .vii'"''
.f mik - )n ndionly
Q,,r . - .-.ft it -"v, P' "' '
m- i . .... .. . ' ... . "
ft . i- ., k -I'" lUI-el" r- .
AV-strrv I'. k tne ftnl-wiiw !
k u w hr-t dsofKve Whiskies, in quarts
pi'lorn niNiriv.: Li pjicne. tt s. Overboil
!iiw.i Orjckcnheimer, Mononcahela. Gray
sftc Also a full and complete stock of
Wine, B-andios, Oina, Ac
Vfril' f'rr Print Lift iwf tf mone.
X. E. I.ifTIWOoTT,
rhs'ini T and Wholesale Liquor Dealer
539 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, T.
WHOLESALE COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
BCTat Produce and Fruit, VeTetablee and
Ynsiennv-nt solrclted Best Prices and Prompt
Ueturn guaranteed. Correspondence invited.
OHIO ST-.SVLLEGHESV, PA.
SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY,
DECCRATE THE PIANO.
ta Small Ileoins It I Now Made a Thing
of Beasty and an Artistic Joy. .
The maic skill of inlru ilexxirators
ha Tanqnihe.l the formidable agsres
Bivenoss even of the parlor piano. For
merly pianos were most obstinately,
horiek'ssly angular obiects in a jiretty
parlor, positively refusing to le:nl them-Bt-lves
to any scheme of deccation. But
even a piano hits possibilities, and since
these possibilities have been disctiveml
and realized the piano is the keynote of
the whole decorative scheme. Of course
in all city parlors an upright piano is
used, and instead of beinjj set back
ajrainst the wall like a child in di.firace,
it is now turned ont into the room al
most at right angles, which is decidedly
more atrreeable to th performer. The
back of the instrument is then draped
with some beautiful material, han:fing
like a curtain to the flour.
Sometimes a plain piece of Roman
sheering is nseil, a silken datnask or
Pompadour velvet, with the main color
in hamtony with the rooiu. Some
ladii-8 introduce a small picture or bit of
embroidery in one upper corner, around
which the draper- is hun gracef nlly. or
clever needlewomen embroider the
whole drapery in quaint, odd designs.
A scarf of silk harmonuin with the
hatiKino; at the back fiills over the top of
the piano, and there are candelabra or
some liirht pii-ces of bric-a-brac that will
not rattle when the instrnmont is in use.
tsuch are the possibilities of a piano us
an object of decorative art, bnt wonder
ful indeed are its possibilitii's in another
Placed near a bav window, it slintg in
the coziest lovers' nest imaidnable.
Soft enshioned window seats that have
room for just two intnitive seats they
might 1)0 called are hidden thns away
completely from the cold, crnel world.
Smokers' retreats with little couches
may be hidden in t he shadow of such a
piano when rich hanirtss fall from a
corner window. C)r a delightful tea cor
ner is made with a screen for a doorway,
and soft divans an 1 dim lights inside.
Miss Georgia Cayvan h;w such a tea cor
ner in her artistic little bouse in Harlem.
The back of the piano is hung with a
soft shade of yellow, brocaded with dull
green leaves and flowers. Against this
the little tea table is placed, with its
dainty belongings, and a low chair be
side it where the lbistess presides.
A yellow cushioned divan estends en
tirely around thus corner, lighted by the
soft radiance of a lamp with a pale green
shade, ami piled high with a bakers
dozen of pillows htrge and small and
medium with bright silken covers.
New York Sun.
t'neivil Railway Porter.
All Eiigiinh railway companies are
very particular about civility being
shown to the public, with perhaps one
exception, known to most railway men;
but even that company has now im
proved iu this respect, as well as in many
others. A baMheaded director of this
company was traveling with some stran
gers, and at one of the stations one of
them aked the name of tho place. A
porter pointed to tho name board, re
marking, ''Can't you read?" The direc
tor was somewhat vexed, but said noth
ing. At the next statipn another of the
passengers asked if they changed there
for A . "Sit still, and don't bother;
this ain't a junction," the porter replied.
The director, who was much surprised
at the incivility of the porters, told the
strangers who he was, and expressed re
gret that they had lieen so spoken to. "I
will see, however," he said, "if they will
speak in the same way to me." At the
next station he put his head ont of the
window, bnt could get no one's attention
till the train was moving off, when a
porter came up and shouted to him,
"Keep your bald head in, old buffer, r.r
you'll catch cold." He fumed with rage,
but the strangers seemed to r:uyj his
There was trouble at thf three sta
tions the next day, and thrs faces were
seeu no more on those platforms. Cham
It Vu Nut flc That Worried.
'Now, sir." cried Mr. Bagwig fero
ciously, "attend tome! Were yoa not
in difiienhies a few months ago?"
"Xjv.,sir! Atti nd to my question, I
ask yon again, and rray careful in
answering, for you are on your oath. 1
neesl hardly remind you. Were you not
in dif3cnlties some months ago?"
"Not not that I know of."
"Sir, do you pretend to tell this court
that yon did not make, a composition
with your creditors a few months ago?"
A bright smile of intelligence spread
over the ingenious face of the witness as
he answered :
"Oh! ah! That's what yoa mean, is
it? Lut, yon see, it was my creditors
who wen; in difficulties, and not me."
Laughabta Newspaper Ml.take.
A Syracuse printer, iu setting up a
lxxk publisher's advertisement, con
strued one of Dickens' works thus: "Bar
ney, by RuJge, $1.50." Misprints are
sometimes very ludicrous in their sig
nificance. A country paper gives an ac
count of an amateur concert in which a
young lady received a wtjl deserved en
core by the exquisite taste in which she
sang "An Angel's Whisker." In Dr.
Wayland's time a meeting of the Amer
ican Scientific association was held in
this city. The doctor gave a party to
the association. His friends were con
siderably surpri:l the next morning to
find it reported in the newspapers that
Dr. Wayland had given a billiard party
instead of a brillujit party. Providence
Old Gentleman My boy, don't you go
"It's long after 9, and here you are
"That's all right. We had a rather
tte breakfast, and mamma was 'fraid
I'd be late, so she wrote me an excise,
and I've got it in my pocket." Good
The Inn in Literature.
The social importance of the inn in
days of old Ls proved by the conspicuous
position it holds in onr fiction and poetry.
The "Canterbury Tales" of Chaucer
start from an inn. along with the motley
company of pilgris bound for St.
Thomas' shrine, to whom the genius of
the poet has given an immortal life. Its
site and name, the "Tanot,"or "Ta
bard," still preserve the memory of the
famous inn thus associated with our first
great English poem. It was not, how
ever, until the reirrfi of Elizabeth that
the tavern attained to a permanent place
in literature, reflecting the important
place it held in the daily life of the
IeopIe. All the Year Round.
A Hard Winter In Maine.
The present winter has been severe on
country parsons in Maine. One preacher
in Knox county, after working hard all
the evening breaking through the drifts,
arrived in sight of the church just in
ttoe to see the lights blown out. The
prople had given him up and gone home.
- Boston Journal.
A F!a.h fron an Klcetrle Car.
Richard H. E;i:!o, tho insurance agent
who lives in Worthmgton street, had a
pectiliarand ratb..r startlirg esperienca
with electricity early one evening re
cently v'nrongh tie medium of the elec
tric cans. He wis cros.-dng Main street
just lelow Sratestreet. where the Forest
park line ends, tnd happened to lass the
rear of an elestric car just as it started
on its aonthwsrd trip. He went very
close to the car, perhaps within a foot,
he thinks, and ts he wc-nt by there came
from beneath tie car a flash as of light
ning, which se-med to start from the
wheels and strke him on the-left side
under the aru. Xo harm seemed to
have be"n done, and Mr, Earle contin
ued on his way.'
Just as ho tuned down Ho ward street
to go to the huse of an acquaintance,
Carl Wunsch. I felt a pain in his side
as if he wns being roughly rubbed.
When he reacled Mr. Wuusc h's house
the latter exclained that something was
burning, and 01 Mr. Eitrle's unbutton
ing his overeoatsmuko and Came came
out. and it took lively work on the part
of Mr. and Mrs Wunsch and Mr. Earle
to save the clot ling. On examination it
was found that the overcoat and under
coat had been brmed through from the
outside, and ah the vest as far as the
lining. The holt in the overcoat is two
or three inches. wide and four or five
inches long. A leather book in the un
dercoat containiig some papers was bad
ly burned on tiif lower end and the jki
pers therein wep scorched.
Mr. Earle thinls there is no doubt that
the mischief was caused by the sjwtrk
from the electric.-ar, and no other solu
tion of the mattr seems possible, since
Mr. Earle does nc smoke, am; the burns
in the clothing : not of the sort tu bo
started from snci a source. The (trees
railway tracks wro very wet that night,
and this of itself ,vonld tend to dissipate
the electric fluid is it entered the rails.
Taken altogether Mr. Earle's experience
was certainly a singular one. Spring
Time for Cie'y Garden Work.
Tree and vine xmning siionl 1 be com
pleted liefore grovh commences. Peas
for an early crop need to be got in as
early as the grouudcan be worked. The
wrinkled, or sugar leas, should be held
until the ground mrms a little. Those
intending to raise onions by the new
plan of starting tie seeds in cold frames
should have everyrling in readiness ami
get the seed in eaii and have the young
plants in readinesifo set out as soon as
the ground can ; put in good order.
The advantages diimed by this method,
are full rows, a linger season of growth
and less expense h cultivating and keep
ing clean, the expise saved iu the last
item making np kr the extra cost of
transplanting. I (inch greater yield is
claimed for the ret hod. But 110 time is
to be lost in preparing the soil for onion
seed to be soweJa the rows where the
crop is to grov ! The preparation and
sowing cannot b done too soon. The
seeds of let tne and early eahbaire,
cauliflower, celey, tomatoes and radish
will need sowin;iit intervals as required,
and the hotliedi and the forcing pits
will command dily care.
Seeds cf biemi il and parennial flower
ing plants can be pt in at once. Sweet
peas in the ojien grand should be plant
ed at the earliest opportunity; they
should make their test growth in the
cooler weather of th spring.
Lawns can be seeed to grass as soon
as the ground can bo properly pnt in
All kinds of workthat can be done in
the garden should t pushed along ami
be out of the wa;when the hurrying
time cornea later, s it surely will.
A Chnrvhif Oranges.
The Palermo (Jin.) Fruit Growers'
association, which recently affiliated
with the Cilifom State Board of
Trade, sent to Sa Francisco a largo
model cf the Uniovhnrch. which is lo
cated at Palermo dony in Butte. The
model has been ereted in the lniard of
trade rooms, p.nd i;no'.v on exhibition.
The miniature chu h is an exact model
in every detail of fe original, and jnst
one-seventh its sizi It is 10 f ft in
length, 6S feet wle and 11 f-et in
height. The roof, fbles and bell tower
are covered with ranges, some thou
sands of which an used, while in the
windows and aroud the pedestals are
arranged exhibits f nuts, dried and
fresh fruits and oter products of the
colony. As the orages used in decorat
ing tbe chnrch witir they will be taken
away and fresh frt subjtitntod until
the orange season 1 over, when other
fruits, dried and full, will be nsed for
decorating, making, a standimt nniquo
advertisement of thresonrces of Paler
mo. Omaha Bee.
len Who Ifarolied This Tear.
Tno deatii roll of 91 will be unprece
dented should the 9 of the first six
weeks be maintahil to the end of the
yenr. Already the it of great names
includes Bancroft id Kiugl.ike among
historians; Etnuui .b'uoft and Celiue
Montaland among iivtis of the sta:",
Meissonier, Von M;ike and Jervis Mc
Entee among paint: Secretary of the
Treasury Wmdom.-x-S retary of the
Interior Stuart and'hnrles Bntdlangh
among statesmen; dneral Sherman and
Admiral Porter ani'g military leaders;
King Kalakaua of awaii, and Abdul
Rahman Khan, aniT of Afghanistan,
among rulers: BaroiIIansmann. the re
constrnctor of Pari Leo Delibes, the
French composer, ai numerous others
of scarcely less fame-Cincinnati Times
Star. Electric Light Inhe Uoly Land.
A decided sensatic has been caused
in Jerusalem by thettroduction of elec
tric light into anewad flourishing flour
mill lately started fcre. The building
in which the light In been introduced is
near to the snpposedite of Calvary and
close to the Damais Gate. It need
hardly be said that fc Arabs and Jews
are much puzzled toccouut for a light
in a lamp in which t re is no oil, and
np to the present me, while gazing
with wonder, have bn keeping at a re
spectful distance, El Mall Gazette.
Giving New Tork flilren a Vacation.
Those who apply f a chance to send
their children to th country are in
structed that they nst be poor and
needy, without any ifeetious disease,
clean and free from-ermin. A physi
cian then inspects eat child. Dr. C. C
Vinton was the exaining physician
Last year, and he examed nearly 13,000
children, of whom atat 5,000 were sent
into the country. Eai day the board
of health furnished aist of tho houses
where there wa3 any ntagious disease,
which was of iaimensiielp. With that
list before him it w easy for the ex
aminer to stop any chl who came from
an infected house. fc majority were
refused on account ofaeir hopeless con
dition as to vermin. I is a hercnlean
task to get the averaj tenement house
child in a suitable edition to be re
ceived into country faJies. Rev. Wil
lard Parsons in Scribe's.
j Oklahoma is near;as larga as the
state of Ohio. It hasCQOO inhabitants,
a larger number thai dther Wyoming
or Nevada has, and fciow about ready
APKIL 15, 1891.
Qnaliklratlon of a Husband.
Robert J. Burdette says: "You say
yon demand a domestic, nseful woman
is your wife. If that is so marry Nora
Mulligan, your laundress' daughter. She
wears cowhide shoes, is guiltless of cor
sets, never had a sick day in her life,
takes iu washing, goes ont house clean
ing and cocks for a family of seven chil
dren, her mother and three section men
who board with her. I don't think she
would marry you. because Con Reagan,
the truck walker, is her style of mau.
"Let ns examine into your qualifica
tions as a husband after your own mat
rimonial iilets, my boy. Can you shoul
der a barrel of flour and carry it down
citlar? Can you saw and split ten cords
of hickory wixl in the fall so as to have
ready fuel all winter? Can yon spade up
half an acre of ground for the kitchen
garden? Do yon know what will take
the lime taste out of the cistern? And
can you patch the leak iu the kitchen
"Can you bring home a pane of glass
and a wad of pntty and repair damages
in the sitting room window? Can you
bang some cheap paper on the kitchen?
Can you fix the front gate so it will not
sag? Can yon do anything around the
house that Con Reagan can? My dear,
dear boy, yon see Nora Mulligan wants
a higher type of true manhood. You
expect to hire men to do all the man's
work about the house, but you want
your wife to do anything any woman
"Beheve me, my son, that nine-tenths
of the girls who play the piano and sing
so charmingly, whom yon. in yonr limit
ed knowledge, set down as mere butter
flies of fashion, are better fitted for wives
than yon are for a husband. If yon waut
to marry a first class cook and experienced
housekeeper do your conrting in the in
telligence office. But if you want a
wife marry the girl you love, with dim
pled hands and a face like the sunlight,
and her love will te.'tch her all these
things, my boy, long lefore you have
learned one-half of your own lesson,"
Actor Toole and the Cabby.
Anent Mr. Toole's visit to New Zealand
one or two amusing stories have come to
hand. Just liefore leaving Napier he had
a difference of opinion with a cabman as
to a fare. The matter arose from a mis
understanding on both sides, but as
Toolo was determined not to pay the
amount, which he considered unjustly
demanded, and as the cabman was
equally determined to have it, a sum
mons was the result. The evening pa
pers annonnced the fact, and stated that
Toole would defend the case in person
in the resident magistrate's court.
A large crowd assembled at the court
house iu conseqnence, but Toole, having
seen the paragraph referring to the mat
ter, preferred paying the claim to being
made a free show. The crowd rapidly
melted away when this was announced,
but tne fact of the payment did not a
pea.se the irate cabman, and when Toole
drove down to the launch which was to
take him on his way to Anckland, one
of the cabmen on tho stand called out
for "Thn-e groans for Toole."
"Oh, make it four, do:" cried Toole,
and four they made it.
It was probably the first time the fa
mous comedian had ever been groaned,
and he was hngely tickled at the dem
onstration. London Tit-Bits.
One of the mjst remarkable historic
relics in Rhoda Island is the bell on the
Butterfly factory near the village of
Saylesville. Around this bell about four
inches from the crown is this superscrip
tion, "Peter Secest. Amsterdam, Anno
1211. M. E. Fecit." It is thus set forth
that Peter Secest made this bell in Am
sterdam in the year 126& The figures
carved on the bell, together with other
authenticated facts, lead to tlie belief
that this bell was long used on a convent
in England, anil was sequestrated dur
ing the Reformation.
It is also a part cf its history that it
was used in the English navy on the ship
Guerriere, which was captured by the
United States ship Constitution Aug. 19,
1812. Tho bell was subsequently sold
by the United States authorities with a
lot of captured stores, and thns came
through the hands of the late Stephen
H. Smith to its present place in tiie But
terfly factory. Pa wtacket (IL I.) Trib
une. Pole Pulley for Are Lamps.
Most of the arc lamps used for outdoor
lighting are hung from a cord passing
over a pulley, and their safety necessari
ly depends on the strength of this cord.
Usually there is another pulley fastened
to the pole, and the cord ixuises over this
pole pulley down to a cleat or a windlass.
As this role pulley is run-ry found to be
in line with the curd, the result is that
the rope scrapes oj the exl'e of the pnl
ley and wears out in a sJiort time. A
remedy for this has been provided in a
sleet proof pulley, which fits the up
turned end of an ordinary polestep, and
which can swing freely on this support.
It is evident thatnch a pulley is quickly
pnt np anil will a". ways stay in line with
the cord. New York Commercial Ad
Home to his friend at the concert
who is apphtnding enthusiastically)
For goodness sake don't, man; that was
abominable: Yoiill bring th.t cruel
music butcher out again!"
O'Bowie (with increasing enthusiasm)
Good! Cant yon see he's half faint
ing with exhatvtion? I want some re
venge, my boy. Exchange.
It should lie remembered that the
deeper the well tbe larger the nrea from
which the rain water finds its way into
it. No dischargt or other srTetions
from the room of a sick person should be
thrown on the ground or liried in it
within at least 100 feet of the w'.l.
Mrs. John Drew has been on the stage
for sixty -two years. She is seventy-one
years old. and when n child of i.ine she
appearej in several plays in the Louis
ville theaters. She was bo:?u in London,
and was advertised in her yoathf ul days
as an "infantile phenomenon."
Built New York's Elevated Koad.
Mr. John H. Hall, who died recently
in Thomasville, Ga., was the first capi
talist to take hold of the Jinject of the
elevjited railroad in good faith, and it
was largely due to his energy that the
roads were completed. He was a very
wealthy-man, and besides his great in
terests in the elevated he had large rail
way interests in the south, Cor. Phila
xsew 1 org 9 gooa rmtia, isman, tue
ex-khedive of Egypt, who presented the
city with the obelisk in Central park, is
still practically a prisoner at Constanti
nople. He is confined in a palace, and
when he goes out is always accompanied
by au ilMookiug lot of Turks, There
are ostensibly his guard of honor, but in
reality they are soldiers who never losa
sight of their distinguished prisoner.
D. D. Martin, of Dublin, Cal., made
quite a raid on tbe squirrels after a re
cent storm. He prepared five gallons of
poisoned barley and scattered it near the
squirrel holes on forty acres of land, and
succeeded in lolling 4.S21 by actual count.
iL y JL O
! Au Extraordinary Advertisement.
A few days since a man entered
lawyer's office where I happened to. be
for a niome.it. looked around in rather a
cautions and theatrical fashion and slow
ly cisrr.ed a larg leather valise which he
carried in one hand. From this he ex
tracted ;t small parcel done up in brown
pa;T and, laying it on a convenient
desk, said softly to the clerk. "That's for
the bos." Then he tiptoed out of the
office. The parcel was at once taken to
the lawyer, who tore off the wrapping
and discovered a small china breakfast
plate, upon which lay what looked ex
actly like a fried egg. The egg was
squished np a little bit on the piate ap
parently and it was movable. The plate
was bona fi le, but tha alleged egg was
made of papier m;iche. We all looked
at it carefully, and after a little prying
about it was fonnd that the yolk of the
egtr could be lifted.
Under it lay what was apparently a
peanut. Tbis was opened, and within
it there was found a sitjt'.U sheet of white
tis-sn-j paper UKn which a few lett rs
were faintly visible. The lawyer went
to the window, with everybody follow
; ing ut his heels, examined the pajier
' clocely, and discovered njsm it an ad
I vertisement of a hair restorer and a pr--!
vent-.ve of lialdness. Then he threw the
! whole outfit into the corner with a growl
I and went back to his desk. Ir struck
me as being abont the most complete ad
vertisement that I have seen of late. It
is an illustration of the extraordinary
lenglh to which advertisers K' i their
efforts to reach the public Blakely
Hall in Brooklyn Eagle.
Deelina of Literary Receptions.
The past winter has practically set
tled one tiling in New York that the
literary reception has had its day. Two
years ntro "evenimrs" were held by all
the well known literary people, but the
practice was abused, and t;ie following
year saw the lieginning of the end. This
past season bnt a few literary "at home'
have been given, and these lacked their
former interest so much so that next
winter will see still a smaller number.
One cause of thennpopularity into whi -h
the literary r-ception in New Yor!c !).
fallen was its shameful abuse. A 1' t r
ary woman would begin her season witn
a small coterie of her select friends, and
so li ing as those same congenial spirits
came together nil went delightfully well.
But 0110 friend brought another, and
after two or t!ms weeks ho wonM in
tr.m bring a third, nr.til at the close of
the season the hostess would find her
rooms overrun with a lot of minor liter
ary lights whim she scarcely knew, and
the spell was broken. Then the deaths
of Miss Booth, Oliver Bell Burce, the
removal of Marion Harland made a dif
ference, and so for more than one re;tson
the practice has died ont. Perhaps tho
change will le for the better, since privi
leged friends will be more certain of
agreeable companionships upon sjwcial
evenings when the hostess Mgnifie.s her
intenti n to be at home for these, anil
these aloae. Edward W. Bok's Letter.
Millionaire and Subscription 1.1 ts.
"Millionaires are as plenty as black
berries in this town," sail a gentleman
who has been active in pushing the sub
scription for tiie statue to General G rant.
"You jtLst let the right set of men takt
hold of a su'n-scriptiou list for ar:y worthy
purpose and see how rapidly i! swells.
Look at the Sherman statue f-.ir.d. In
will be completed in a few days, and w
could have passed the f.0,000 mark sev
eral days ago if we had not limited thu
highest subscription toSl.OOO. The prin
cipal drawback abont going to an onli
nary millionaire with a subscription list
is his sensitiveness aliont making his
name too conspicuous on the list.
"For instance, a man worth $2.000 ,0oi)
or 5.000.000 will run his eye over tu
list, and if he sees the names of Yander
bilt. Rockefeller or Huntington he will
say, 'Well, of course it won't look well
for me to give as much as those men.
People will think that I am trying to at
tract attention to my-elf. Now, if that
maa had been asked to start the subscrip
tion he probably wonld have put his
name down for $1,000. When he saw
that Vanderbilt bad given that sum he
immediately subscribed for o"), with
the assurance, however, 'If you need any
more couie and see me.'" New York
Swift Kijian nailing Craft.
We saw to windward a native boat
bearing down uport ns nuder full stress
of sail. A Fijian boat is made of a hol
lowed cocoanut log, sharpened at both
ends. Alx)Ut ten feet on one side of it
is plac-d a long and slender log of lighter
wood, both parts of the craft l'ing ut
once connected by and snpporting a
raised platform of bamboo. Such a
boat floats on the water like a cork, and
offers 110 more resistance than a racing
shell. A mast set iu tiie center of the
platform supports a triangular sail of
matting, with the base of the fignre up
most. A very top heavy effect is thus
pnlnced. but nothing can overturn thw
light vessel owing to the breadth of its
b.-LM-, and u lhesj through the water likj
The catamaran that pursued us easily
kept np with the launch, although we
drove it at full speed to keep ahead, and
with the huge, misshapen mat sail flap
ping and rilling like a great bat's wing
as the Ixiat thrashed through the billows,
and snt showers of spray over the glis
tening bodies of the dozen natives who
stood or squatted upon the deck, the pict
ure was something fascinatingly strange
and barbaric and never to be forgotten.
When the boat was near ns our launch
ran nnd. r a jutting point, where thickly
clustered jialins cnt off the wind, and the
catamaran becoming becalmed got out
oars and turned in for the shore. Cor.
A distinguished general in commanl
of one of the military districts of the
United Kingdom gave instructions to
an officer serving under him, who had
special qualifications for the work, to
prepare a scheme of defense for one of
the most important ports under his com
mand. This officer, whose s-al was
above suspicion, prepared a very elab
orate report, entering into the most
minute details, which he forwarled ac
cording to his orders. He heanl nothing
further about it for several months, nntil
at length it was returned, when ho
eagerly looked to see what remarks the
general had inade upon his work. To
his distrust he found nothing nntil he
arrived at the last page of the report,
where was written, "Yon should have
used a wider margin."" Vanity Fair.
Bnslncsa la Business.
Manufacturer Have you succeeded in
perfectly imitating CkxkI & Company's
Superintendent AH of them. sir.
Manufacturer Very well. Get np a
circular warning the public against vile
imitations and put 'em on the market
New York Weekly.
In Frankfort experiments are shortly
to be mads to show the application of
electricity to aerial navigation. The
pulley which controls the ascent and de
scent of the balloon will be operated by
an electric motor, and a telephone wire
will enable conversation to be carried on
between those in the balloon and those
at the starting point below.
WHOLE NO. 2073.
' AN AMERICAN STEAMSHIP LINE.
gometliieg About the F.iranm Steamer
Th t I'lonrUhed Before tile War.
: The most imjiortant American rival
which f.ireign corporations have en
counti n.--l in transatlantic steam naviga
tion was the famous Colli ns line. Mr. E.
K. Colli us ha 1 grown i.i in tiie freight
and pisietiger business between New
York aud Livertrxil. and in 117 he began
to int -rest New York merchants in a
plan to establish a new steamship line.
Two rears later a company which he had
organ.zed launched four vesst-L the At
lantic, Pacini', Arctic and Baltic.
j They were liberally subsidized, the
government paying the company fs'o.On)
yearly for carrying tiie mails; conditions
imposed being tli.it tho vessels should
make twenty-six voyages every year, and
that the passage from port to port shonld
; be better in point of time than that made
bv tin' Cnnirders. The Collins line met
tho conditions successfully, its vessels
j making westward trip that averaged
I eleven days, ten hours and twenty-one
mmiKes, as compan.il wirn twelve days,
nineteen hours ami twenty-sis minutes
by the Briti.-h steamships.
The vessels of the Collins line cost up
ward of i'lliO.fs.tOeach. This was a great
deal of money to put into a steamship in
those days, and as tho largest of the
flirt was considerably smaller than the
sinall-st iff the steamships that now ply
betwi-en New York and European ports,
there was naturally a good pen-ent.ige
of cost in the appointments for the com
fort of the passengers. Many features
that hare since come to be regarded as
indistiensable on lmanl ship were intro
duced by the Collins vessels.
Among them nono attracted more
comment when the Atlantic arrived at
Liverpool, at tiie end of her first voyage.
May 10, 1819, th.-iti the barber shop.' En
glish visitors to the vessel, as she lay at
anchor in tiie Mersey, saw for the first
time tiie, comfortable chair, with its
movable head rest and fixjt rest, in which
Americans are accustomed to recline
whil-7 undergoing shaving. Another
novelty was a smoking room in a house
on the arterpart of the deck. John H.
Gou' 1 in S-ribner's.
In Two Countries.
In Ann riea my neighbor can own a
pi - of l.ia 1 adjoining my house, and
can, .ti ter long years, build on his Land
j i:i sncli a way as to take the light away
from cv. ry w;n iow in my hon-e wu!ch
overlooks Ins lot. In Lnglam!. alter a
man has had the uninterrupted nse of
light and air for sixty years he acquires
an easement, which is one of Judge
Black-tone's "incorporeal heredita
men's," and this has to be nrpected by
the own-jr of adjacent land, who, ac
cording to English, and, for the matter
of that, Roman law, must so enjoy his
own rights and property as not to inter
fere with the established right and prop
erties of others.
In England if my neighbor sees me
bni! ling a hou-e with windows over
l.siklng his prnjx-rty, and in such a man
ner as to tend to preclude him from
building himself at some future time, he
at once sets to work to put npan obstruc
tion against my win lows, which forces
me to come to terms with him. This
may be arranged by payment of a small,
in fact, entirely nominal, annual rent of
a fe"v cents in recognition of his rights,
and this will prevent my acqniring an
easement over lis land. Which of the
two systems is the more equitable i will
not venture an , pinion, bnt leave the
reader to judge. Detroit News.
Serving: Early Writs.
It was not the ai-st tiling in the
World to bring malefactors to ju-tiee in
the early administration of tiie law in
Virginia, as tiie following n turns, niude
to executions, will illustrate. 'Ihe ex
tract is from tbe "History of Augusta
"In the case of Johnson vs. Brown
(1751. 'Not execnted by reason there is
no n al to tiie place wherj he (Brown)
Again: "Not executed by reason of ex
cess i f weather."
"Novem1r, 1752 'Not exa-nted by
reason of an ax' (tho ax leing in the
liar ds of defendant, uplifted, no doubt,
to cleave the officer's sknii).
"Not executed lieeanse the defendant's
horse was f.ister than mine."
' Not executed, by reason of a pin."
"E.iili u vs. Miller "Kept off from
Miller with a club, etc.: Miller not found
by Humphrey Marshall.'"
"Not executed, because the defendant
got into deep -water ont of my reach."
"NovenuH-r. 1754 'Executed on the
within. John Warwick, and he is not the
"August. 175 Forty-nine executions
returned 'Not executed, by reason of the
disturbance i,( the Indians,'"
Eleetrie Car Heaters.
In many places where electric; rail
ways are in ojieration the temperature
falls so low iu winter as to render the
cars quite uncomfortable. Why not.
under this condition of affairs, devote a
portion of the current rised to propel tho
cars to heating tucm as well? The ordi
nary car stove is open to so many objec
tions that its ttse is practically precluded
from the majority of roads. Electric
heaters, however, can Ve phiced under
neath the. seat 5 so that a uniform tem
perature can be given to tho entire t ar.
Electric heaters h:vt' teen made and
have m t with some adoption. Whet tier
they would prove too expensive for the
pnqH-r-e is il question yet to lie Solved.
They certainly, however, offer advan
tage ever any method of car beating
yt tern;. ley, 1. New York Telegram
A New I at Cure.
St. Agf-.l- r-.- it is tlw easiest thing in
De J'as ec.i What, to reduce a man's
"Yi. to r-d'n e a man's wait. The
one thiig needful always lx' punctual."
St. J iseph News.
If th ; pies eaten every day were heaped
one oa top of another they would make
a tc-sv-T thirty-seven miles high. If laid
out in aline they would reach from Now
York to Boston.
Technicalities of tiw la- are being
nsed to an advantage in the Walker
county court. A party was charged
wit h the thef t of cigars. The county at
torney, in drawing np the complaint,
charged the accused with the theft of
"nin" cigars. The defendant's lawyer
succeeded in having the case thrown out
of court because the letter 'V was
omitted from the word "nine," and
showed that tho accused did not appro
priate "nin cigars" belonging to some
one else to Lis own nse. Madisonville
The skeleton vest has a fall vest front
and an open tack. The collar and a
piece of tho shoulder top run all the way
around, thus affording sufficient body
f r a proper shonlder set. The vest is
then fastened around the waist by
belt. These skeleton vests are made in
two sizts. One size will fit a 32, 34, 'M or
34 bnst. and the t ther will fit a 40 to 46.
The garment sits beautifully and fits
the fignre perfectly. The main features
are that it does away with a great deal
ct weight and useless material asd
zu&kes a very cool garment. Mercer.
AtrriLATioN roi: r.
HANDS AMD FFET CUT OFF TO
GET ACCIDENT IN3U7.ANC-.
Extraordinary Atentpt " Fr;wol l
Men in Peeiiuiary Ui.tres, or T m Lazy
to Work Tho Lett Hnd Is tho M et
l'rr.ttrnlly Severed One .'1 .111' :,;:
Everybody Lli r 1 1 tiie l- w.-pa; :i
jis. tii tu Vii ... r. :::y .'.A
iTJiiiii a'.teii- Ui v.t te :-.;r::.-o
1 .-scLijAiCics, Vii Jew. prVilly, ar a1- .:
I ' lie lairs sviici is tdde ry :':. .; :
j dec ,-rT".ar."eS tba tzi ?r m ia' -nr.
j clairps against thorn, in pr-nrrnrvr. . th"
nnmlx r of person instin-d. nr.iui r
thne against. tii life companies : n t-
Recently there was held a me. ting of
the representatives of some of the h cl
ing -companies doing an acrid- nt busi
ness for the purpose of devising means of
relief in the matter.
Some insurance men advocated the
strict enforcement of the law pneish-ng
self mutilation, while others say than
legislation could lie enacfcil against th
companies, who, in their eagerness to
(fet business, invite fraud by tie 1 irg
indemnities offered and th" blu nil tiuto
limit given. In 1S9 the accident com
panies issued policies giving f".'.."isj fcr
the loss of a leg, arm, foot or hainL
This has been worked, it is chi.med. so
extensively by persons whod. 1 not. mind
mauling themselves in order to s"i-ur
the insurance money that it has Urome
one of the greatest evils in the lin-,n..
LOSS Or HAnS AM KKKT.
"We fonnd," said A. N. L irk wood,
president of the Accident Insur.uco
Iroviilent Fund stiety, to a reporter,
"that in every single claim received by
ns the indemnify asked for was f. r the
maiming or loss of the left hand. T.hi
naturally excited our suspicion. The
claimants were all found to 'oe persons
pecuniarily emb.arras.swl. stu-h as men
out of work, men who, rather than vi rk,
preferred losing their left hand for :.'.'''.
and men who had seen t-tter days and
who had large families to provide- for.
We reduced the indemnity fr a hand to
$1.2."0. since which time we have not had
of e claim for the loss cf a han.L
"This, however, :id not end er.r
tronbles, for immediately cla.ms for
'fiiot indemnities,' which had remained
at f i. ss), grew more numerous. Other
companies have had the same experi
ence. A presidentof oneof tiie accident
companies told me yesterday that lie was
satisfied that not oiw claim had n
genuine in all the claims presented
against his company in a year. As a
rule, the other companies pay 2,.V1 for
the los.s of either a hand or foot, and tho
nnrober of people who are iviihrig to loso
a hand or foot for that much money is
astounding, and there are more fraudu
lent insurance cripple in the United
States today than war cripples. Why,
yon have no idea of the business cf self
mutilation that is being carried on for
the purpose of beating insuracce com
panies. "There is a case before the courts
which is exciting the interest of every
accident comnanv doing buin-s in this
city. It is the case of a professional
man who, it is lielieved. maimed hini-elf
delileratelv ft n-cover !2.-'s insurance.
"'He was insured in thirteen d. liferent
companies. Ho intended making a trip
west, taking his fowling piece with him,
ami on the day liefore he proposed start
ing on the journey he let his gun fail and
shot off one of his great toes. The com
panies hearing of tiie accident, sent their
best doctors to his assistance. Th; v
think they have evidence to show ttiai
the man intended to have the fi,t ampu
tated to avoid blood jMiisoning and col
lect the fcJ.loO indemnities.
"Another case is that of a man who
lives in Bmome county, this sr. tie, who
was known to have iTel.berately chopped
ofT Lis left hand with a hatchet, striking
it two blows. The man's explanation was
that he had lieen attack"! by two thieves,
and that while holding one of them in
the grip of his left hand the other sev
ered, his hand with a hatchet. Thewo.nl
upon which the hand rested when choje
pel off showed plainly the marks of tno
center of the blade only, proving tiat tho
hatchet had been brought down straight
'Cases like this are coming np right
along. A man recently lost a foot on a.
railroad. He claimed that he had fallen
off the train and had got his foot caught
under the wheels. He. was subseqnently
fonnd sitting beside the track with his
ha: on. There was nuthing to indicate
that there had been an accident except
the loss of the foot. H:s clothing was
free from dirt or grease, and there was
testimony to show that he had walked
up to the train and thrust his foot under
"There U no doubt," said Richard ?d.
Johnson, agent of the Travelers' Acci
dent Insurance company, "That simV he
accident companies off-red an indem
nity of $2..i0 for the loss of a hand or a
foot, there has been a great increase in
the number of accidents to tho left
hand, and it was found that people were
maiming themselves to get the insur
ance. In the preferred class of risks,
though, these cases aro extremely nn
There have also been cases where people
with shriveled feet and hands in which
there was no life or feeling have chuptieil
them off to get the insurance." New
According to Herr Blattner the optical
eff.sL-t of incandescent lamta increases
with the temperature of tiie filament,
which can be raised so as to make in per
cent, of the whole electric energy of tho
lamp take the form of ligh. Orlmarily,
however, in a lamp of sixteen candh-s
the optical effect does not exceed i to t
There is one applicant for a pen.-i.n
who deserves to have her claim pnslie.l
t the front. This is Mary E. Iw y. ct
Goshen, Ind., who served through the
civil war disguised as a man in the
Twenty-sixth Uiiio regiment under tho
lias of Charles Dewey. She now a;e
fHies for a pension under her real name.
A Very Old Hat.
Mr. George Allen, th" Auburn seer :i l
hand dealer, has a bat in his j .-wess ion
which he estimates must be over n
hundred and fify years old. "The h..t
my father wore," "gran '.lather's hut '
and "where did yon get that ha'" aren't
a circumstance compared with thi.s an
cient tile. It is a leaver, with a genuine
bell top, and was made in New York
city. A bit of silk facing is on the t. p
part of the rim. This was to allow tiie
raising of the hat without ruffl.ng the
fur. Aub irn (Mass.) Gazette.
They Prefer Old St les.
One American manufacturer ships
l.OoO lunilx-r wagons to South America,
every year, and yet the natives come
into cities like Buenos Ayres with car's
of the same style and make as were nse.1
1,00m years ago. It takes one yoke of
oxen to draw even an empty cart, bus
the pes -pi) don't care to experiment.
Detmit Free Press,
Pearla la Oysters.
The pearl oyster is a valne-1 m'-mlx-r of
the family. Some produce pearl for but
tons and ornamentation, and some th
gem. The latter Ls simply a result i f
the oyster's attempt to protect itself frm
some foreign substance. Thus, if a
minute grain of sand finds its way inti
the shell, the animal will immediately
envelope it with a nacreous of pearly
coating, which if continued renlr.s in a
perfect gem. The pearls attached to
the shells are layers of nacre heaped np
to prevent the onward marcu of a boring
parasite seeking entrance from withont.
In Ceylon 17.000,000 pearl oysters were
destroyed lately to produce t.OOO iu
pearls. San Francisco Chronicle.
"Charley Sawyer's play is bound to be
"Why are yon so sanguine abont ir?"
"Weil, yon see, Charley has just de
cided not to play the leading role."
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