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IQ a southern city a few years ago young lawyer undertook the defense of an old darkey who had been arrest ed as a chicken thief, and who in the days cf slavery had been owned by tho lawyer's father. It was the young man's first plea, and was not brilliant in either con struction or delivery. Tbs darky re ceived a pretty severe sentence, his guilt being well proven. "Thank you Fab," eaid the prisoner, addressing the judge, cheerfully, when the sentence had been prone uuced; "dal's mighty hard, but it ain't any whar near what I expected. I thought, sah, dat between my charaoter and poor Mars' Frank's speech dey'd hang me, shore!"-Youth's Companion. The Cheerful Idiot. "They don't have the melons now that they did when yon and I were young," said the landlady to the Cheerful Idiot, and the Cheerful Idiot, who always resents remarks about his approaching middle age, said, sadly: "I guess they don't have the same melon? now, bnt I do think we have the same butter."-Indianapolis Jour nal. A Wonderful Phenomenon. The man who should pass through life with er experiencing a t ? ingo of indigestion, raient be fitly regarded ai a wonderful phe nomenon. We doubt if ?ach a privileged mortal has ever exl-ted. If so, we have never ?eon him. But thousands ara known to h j daily reUerod of dysp<-p<ia by Ho?tettc;?'s Stomach Hitters, the populsr remedy for that truly national complaint, as well a-? for fever cid ague, debility, constip?t on, rheumatism and kidney troubles. An ulcerated tooth caused the death of a min of Hoboken, N. J., by producing blood poisoning. _ "Penny wise and pound foolish" are those who think lt economy to use cheap soda and rosin soaps, instead pf the (rood old Dobbins' El ectrio Soap; for sale by aU frrocers since I SJ. Try it once. Be sore, buy genuine. A flash of lightning so terrified a lady of Flemington, N. J., that sho died of fright. Feed Your nerves upon rich, red blood and you will not be nervous. Blood is made rich and pure by Hood's Sarsaparilla The Ono TruoP;ood Purifier. All druggists. $1. Hood's Pills are always reliable. 26 cents. Foolish Women. "I can't help thinking how foolish women aro," said the philosopher, with a sad fhake of his head. "What's the trouble now?" inquired his thonghtless friend. "I was only thinking of the old days when they used to walk soberly, calmly and sedately along the street," explained the philosopher. "Yon must remember those days." "Certainly. What of them?" "The danger of a sudden and violent fall was reduced to a minimnm then, and there was no neoessity of guarding against it or arranging to break its force." . "Very true," admitted the thought less friend. > "And now there is constant danger, and serious falls are of common occur rence," persisted the philosopher. "Also true," admitted the thought less friend. "And they wore bustles then and thby don't now," asserted the philoso pher.-Chicago Post. W0?LEN WANT TO KNOW. TO WHOM CAN THEY TELL THEIR TROUBLES? A Woman Answers "To Me"-Anxious Inquirers Intelligently Answered-Thou sands of Grateful Letters. Women regard it as a blessing that they can talk to a woman who fully understands their every ailment, and thus avoid the examina tions, experi ments and the ories of incom petent physi cians, whose sex deprives them of knowing by experience. The end less confi dence placed in Mrs. Pinkham by American women, prompts them to seek her advice constantly. Female diseases yield to Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound at once. Inflammation, ulcera tion, falling and displacement of the womb, ovarian troubles, spinal weak ness and kidney complaints, ?U have their symptoms, and should be1 ' nipped I in the bud." Bearing-down pains, back ache, headache, nervousness, pains in groins, lassitude, whites, irregularities, dread of impending evil, blues, sleep lessness, faintness, etc. Here is testimony right to the point: " The doctors told me that unless I went to the hospital and had an opera tion performed, I could not live. I had falling, enlargement and ulceration of the womb. "I was in constant misery all the time; my back ached; I -c->^ was always tired. It^j^^ ^ wa? impossible for me to walk far or stand long at ti time. I wa surely a wreck. I decided that I would give your Com pound and Sanative Wash a trial. "I took three bottles of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and -jsed two packages of Sanative Wash, and I am now almost well. I .'m stouter and healthier than I have e'er been in my life. My friends and neigh bors and tho doctors are surprised at my rapid improvement. I have told them all what I have been taking." -MRS. ANNETTA BICKMEIER, Bellaire, Belmont Co., 0. ENGINES FOR GINNING. Moat economical and durable. Cbetpeat and Vea. lu the market for ca?b. VARIABLE FRICTION FEED MAW .IIIUX AN? UTANDA RD J .?I P LENIENTS (?FNE KALLY *ead for catalogua A. B. FARQUHAR CO., Ltd., Pennis 1 va u lu A? ri vu lt ' I Wo: li-. Yarli, Pa. A WOMAN AS A CAPTAIN. One woman io England holds a master mariner's certificate. This lady, who has passed all tho examinti tions made compulsory by the Board I of Trade is the Dowager Lady Clif ford, widow of the late Gentleman Usher of tho Black Bod, who died in 1892. She sails her own yacht for many months of the year in the Medi terranean and the Solent. SST BT WAISTS. The newest shirt wa:sts are tucked across the fronts the depth of a yoke, and have a corresponding number of tacks running around the lops of tho cleeves in a direct line from those ia tho yoke; and a very nov-dl one hos the whole sleeve tucked upside do wu in half-inoh tucks, every ruck falling out slightly, from its own. weight. There is a new lining called ribbjn cloth, which has a pretty gloss, and corses in all the delicate colors, and is very suitable for using under organ dies and lawns, whoa taffeta is too ex? pensive. The blouse fronts and pnffedHleeve tops of organdy and lawn gowus are given a novel effect by insertion? of lace run in diamond form all over them. It requires duiutynfingers and patience to do the work, but the offert is so pretty and uniqnj that it pays. De ni cres t's Magazine. BELTS ANO GIRDLES. Belts and girdles havo played a very important part in women's toilets ever since the first fas'iiom were started, and tho addition of a jeweiol belt or a long ornamental girdle often makes the most matter-o '-fact gown look picturesque and handsome. Gir dles cannot beso varied in style as eau belts. Tiere is only one design pos sible, and that when properly carried, out involves great expense, for, to bo truly effective, it* shu-ild bo heavily jeweled, or m ado of nn.r or some other expensive m?teriil. Eren mock jewels cost considerable monoy, if many are used, and gib, even in gilt braid, has the sam: disadvantage, be sides which there is something theatri cal and gaudy about them, which mako them unsuitable for ordinary wear. By thc way, picturesque effects would better not be attempted, for there are few women who can c trry them out successfully. OLD BUSTLES IN SLEEVES. Wires "play an imper taut part in tho make-up of the modem b.-lle. She has worn them in different items of her attire from time to time, and one neve : knows where tho wires aro to bo found next Now we have thurn in the great sleeves of shirt waists. That bouffant effect so dear to the soul of the dressmaker, and accepted by tho American woman as the latest edict of Dame Fashion, cannot be obtained except with the aid of machinery. Starched sleeves will not stick out of themselves. So the wires are dexter ously spread inside, nud when you look through a woman's sleeve in the sunlight it lookalike au immense bird cage. It is said that somo women hivo utilized old bustles to eproad their sleeves. This may bo au exaggera tion, but certainly thc wiro shapes are as much liko the bustles of other days as anything can be.-N^ew York Press. WOMEN TO VOTE FOR VESTRYMEN. Hereafter in the Protestant Episco pal church in the diocese of Michigan women may vote for vestrymeu. So it has been determined in tho recent diocesan convention, tho decision being reached after investigation of the working of woman suffrage in other dioceses. The decision may not mako much practical difference, for women are a great power in every Protestant church in this country, and their desires commonly receive the most respectful consideration whether they vote or not Nevertheless, they ought to vote. They do most of the ehurch work, and pay their share at least of tho church moneys, and they ought certainly to have a voice in de termining to whom the management or the church business shall bo en trusted. The experiment- is not new, but has long been in successful and approved operation in Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, and other dioceses in the United States.-Harper's Weekly. WOMAN'S TR H'M PK. The most sacred of British institu tions, the Houso of Commons,is being invaded by the fair sex to au ex tent that makes the old-fashion ed mombers positively apoplectic. L ibouchere says they have made tho placo look like a cross between a cas ino and a cafe. But those are merely a small part of the invading army. Lady visitors to the House of Commons have boeu growing more numerous and boldor, and the extension of the afternoon tea arrangements bas ac centuated what has long been regarded as a grievance by tho staider mem bers. The time was when tho ladies wore content and even grate ful for the limited accommodation of the ladies' gallery. Now, accord ing to the New York Sun's corre spondent, they stroll about the place wm, as if the House were their own. Every afternoon tho lobby is crowded with fashionable women, and it has become ?faite an ordinary proceeding for batches of them to be conducted just inside the outer doorway of the tiered legislative chamber itself in order that they may obtain a glimpse of the speaker in his robes, a spectacle which canuot bo seen from the ladies* gallery. They invade tho committee rooms and saunter about tho corri dors, as often as not alone, and if challenged by thc attendants either eoorufnlly decliue to be cross-cx amiued as to their rights to bc in tho pine ., or declare they aro waiting for such ant such honorable gentlemen. It is darkly rumored that a secret committee of middle-aged married members has been formed for the pur pose of grappling wit! he evil. thing cos bo worr FASHION NC The latest is the linet tame. White veils ought onl with white hats. The slender woman is the one who looks best in this season's gowns Stocking sachets are tho latest bits of daintiness in my lady's wardrobe. Thc purse attached to the newest whuclwom in's belt looks like a can teen. The fashion of wearing two veils ?3 a well-established one anions: the smart set. Crepon yields stubbornly to tho ad vance of mohair, barege and canvas but it yields. Plain black quills givo a "natty" touch to many of thc fashionable hats of the season. Pigskin has been added to the list for belts. Tho popular color* is a pinkisli tan, and the clasp a jeweled one The shirt waist girl is either as trim and neat M possible, or a picture of fi m aine slovenliness horrible to be hold. It is wise for tho growing girl not to make herself up for a young lady too soon ; she will have longer to be old than she will to be young. White buckskin shoes are the popular thiug with white gown*, and pipeclay usod as polish will keep them in their pristiue freshness. lu a .matter of neck dressing for athletics, or as the aceompaiment to tailor-made gowns, oue canuot do hotter than to follow tba reigning fashions for men. Tho hugo tulle bow is of tho past. Its popularity was limited, and its downfall not difficult to foretell. Much as thc material is liked, the bow is not becoming and was foredoomed. Moukeyskiu, clasped with a mina ture set in gold makes one of the latest beits. Heretofore clasps of the sort have beeu confined to ribbon aud silk, but some fresh design seems to spring iuto life each week. Haberdashers and shirt tailors now make fcr-both ui'iu and women, so ono can got any stylo demanded. If a masculine style of collar and tio is worn, it must bc absolutely correct, or uothiug is moro dowdy and objo lete. The [?lain blouse is an albrouud use ful garment, which may be varied in raauy ways. For simple morning wear tho ribbon belt nud stock aro sufficiently smart, while for afternoons the lace collar aud rn fil J 4 givy tho needed dressy touch. Piuk is tho prevailing color in much of tho summer milliuory, and pink straw hats pink roses and pink tulle abound. Another popular color is green, in all the divers shades imagin able, and pale limo green straw trimmed with blue or purple is ono of the picturesque effects commonly seen this season. Tau, in all the varying ?hades, is still a po; ular color for canvas gowns and ma le over pale blue ailks, with a wide blaok satin belt, and vest front made of a black ma Iras silk handker chief, covered with a cone pattern in blue, green au 1 red, the gown is stun ning. Two ends of the handker chief, trimmed with black lace, fall below tho belt. A dressy little wrap is tattle of side plaited lace .gathered into a uarrow lined yoke. T?is yoke is of passemen terie. There arc wide epaulettes of passementerie, which extend down the front at cither side, and where the yoke and plaitings join the seam is al most concealed by rosettes of ribbon set close together. Tho very high full collar is of plaited si1 lt muslin,and the samo plaiting trims the deep epau lettes. The rough fabrics this soasou in clude thc hon roi tes and boucle goods, the Scotch heather-mixed cheviots and stylish English tweeds. Tho high grade boucle stuffs aro expensive, owing to their silk-warp weaving and the fineness and lustre of the silky tufts and curls scattered over the sur face. The rough repB are generally of two colon?,sometimes three or four handsomely blended, bright as a rule in coloring, but greatly subdued by the rough raised ribs, these rough black lines toning and softening the gayer hues. . L H I < PEi BLS OF THOUtiHT. Kindness is the golden chafj* "bj which society is bonnd together. ? We promise according ho our hopes, and perform according to oar fear. Men are apt to be more concerned for their credit than for their canse. Which ia the best government? That which teaches self-gpvernment. If you want to please your friend get through talking so he can begin. Prosperity doth best discover vicej but adversity doth best discover vir? tue. Purposes, like eggs, unless they be hatched into action, will run into de cay. The superior man wishes to be slow in his words and earnest in his con duct. Families with babies and families without babies are BO sorry for each other. ; Leavo glory to great folks. Ah, castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up. Better to bo despised for too anx* ious apprehensions, tann mined by too coufulent a security. Be not ashamed of thy virtues; honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all time?. Speaking too much is a sign of vanity ; for he that is lavish in words is apt to be niggard in deeds. Advice is like snow, the softer it falls, tho longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. Praise no mnn too liberally before his face, nor censuro him too lavishly behiud his back; the one savors of flattery, the other of malice, and both are reprehensible. No man is born into this world whose work is not born with him ; there is always work, and tools to work withal, for thoso who will; and blessed arc tho heavy hands of toil. The South-West. Cowardice of Alligators. "The cowardice of alligators is we!? known by tho peoplo who resido along the bayous which were at one time fre quented by the saurian"," said a gea tlomau from Southwestern Louisiana. "A great many persons who only know of tho alligator by reputation swallow without a qualm the stories which are so often told about the hair breadth escapes and remarkable adven tures with these reptiles. The truth is, that they do not possess sufficient courage-tho alligators, I mean,-to attack a mouso, unless it was chained to the bunk und couldn't show fight, I remember crossing a stream in the Vormillion country a number of yoara before the crazo for alligator Lidos had struck tho country. I entered a skiff, and, when about half way over, my dog, which I had forgotten, came bounding after me, and, leaping into.tba-wajMfr- . began to swim across after tho boat. Almost immediately several alligators lying with the tips of their noses above tho surface, began to move af ter the dog, and soon came within a few foot of tho animal. He realized that he was being chased, and pro ceeded to turn the tables by chasing them. He barked and turned to make for tho "gators" but they got out of his way. Well, tho dog and tho sau rians kept up this performance until the former had crossed tho stream. The alligators seemed to be afraid to come within biting distance, although it would have beou impossible for the dog to have injured them. They were ? simply afraid, that's all, and it is al ways the way with them. I have fre quently swam after an alligator my self, and he would invariably turn tail and get out of sight in a hurry. Courage ! Thoy have no moro than a goat."-New Orleans Times-Demo crat_ Sculptured Stones In Guiana. ' The most interesting relic of past ages that one encounters in the Guiana country are immense stones containing hieroglyphic inscriptions. These aro to be found on tho sides of the moun tains and upon many of the rocks in tho rivers throughout British and Venezuelan Guiana, and have evoked a great deal of discussion among eth nologists. No theory regarding their origin has yet been accepted, though they are said to bo similar to those fonnd in the exploration of Phenicia. Dr. Maracano of Paris,after a careful study of the skulls fouud in an old Iudian burial ground of the upper Orinoco, says that they are similar to thoso discovered in the Egyptian tombs,from which is deduced the the ory of Pheniciau origin, and a confir mation of the existence, in former times, of the Atlantis Archipelago, by which one conld cross from the African coast to South America in small boats-Century. Watch the Turkeys for Storms. Says a Pennsylvania farmer: "I al ways know when there is going to he a wind storm by watching tho turkeys and chicks go to roost each night. In calm weather the fowls always roost on the poles with their heads alter nately each way-that is, ono faces ' east, the next west, and so on. "But when thero is going ty be a j high wind they always roost with their hoads toward the direction from I which tho storm is coming. There are j reasons for these different ways of i roosting, I take it, "When thero is no wiud to guard against they can see other dangers ! more readily if they aro headed in ! both directions, but when wind is to ariso thoy face it because thoy can ? hold their positions better. But the part I can't understand is how the critters know that the wind is going to rise when we mortals lack all inti mation of it,"-New ?ork Mercury, I WHY CIIEHEIES a HOW. "Why do chorrles grow?" Said I, "Bobin red, Chirring overhend In the gleam and glow Why do cherries grow?" Paused he perkishly While he plucked at ono Flushing in the sun ; Then said he, said he, "Cherries grow for mc!" -St. Nicholar. TEST OF FRIENDSHIP. The hardest test of the friendship of a petr animal is to call it away from its food while it is yet hungry-not order it from ita meal, but merely call it. A real friend of a dog, for in stance, will not have to cull a dog; it will.come without a calling, whether eating or not. If a gentle master has been awny for a week tho demonstra tions of joy will be of a most livoly character. But the approach of a crnel master makes a dumb crcatnro flinch and shrink away in fear and trembling, and caresses are received with bowed head and quivering body. STORY OF AN OLD OWL. Kept in captivity tho owl rcs 2d to get ont of sorts at limes, jnst as little children will ; but instead of giving it jam wrapped aronud powder, its owner sent it for a trip on the water to cure it. It was fastened to the back of a duck, which was then driven into a horse pond. The owl was no sailor and as often as it stuck its claws into thc duck, as it frequently did in its terror, thc duck dived and gave it a good drenching. This mude tho owl more alarmed than ever, and caused it to dig its claws all tho firmer into the duck, and this, of course, only led to its being ducked ngoin and again. Every time the owl came ont of its bath it expressed its surprise by loud hootings. Then in case of acci dent to ono or other bird, or perhaps both, the owl waa unbonud. After shaking its feathers as a dog shakes itscoat.it slowly fell into its usual state of solemnity. But it was always the better for these excursions on tho pond.-Little Folks. A CHAMPION OF ANIMALS. Little Hazel Fairchild is one of the "bluest-eyed, tenderest hearted wee lassies in tho world, and a very ardent member of tho Society for the Preven tion of Cruelty to Animals. The other dary Hazel had a sad experionca. She had beeu down town with hor grand mamma, and ns they alighted from the electric car in frout of the houie,there on the track, jnst that instant killed, lay a poor, little mito of a kit ten. Hazel gave a cry as she saw it, and then with all the fiery indignation nnd dignity of her four shortsummers, she turned quickly to the conductor. "Oh, you bad, bad man, you !" sho cried, bravely winking back tho weak teare in her eyes. "Ain't you'shamed? I belong to the society, and I havo the wight-I tell you I havo tho wight to have you awested/'andshe pounded her little clenched fist in evidence upon the shiuing silver badgo pinned on her frock. Could anything have been sweeter than to soe fcuch n baby fighting for the pitiful,mangled kitten at her feet? And is it any wonder that such a small, pretty angel of mercy was applauded by all tho pas sengers in the car? There is another story of Hazel which shows the philosophical side of her young character. Mr. Sanger, of Biy St. LOU?F, built the Fairchild wharf in front of their pretty home at that resort, and little Hazel loves to spend her time out thero over tho water, listening to the secrets that the waves whisper to her, and thinking those long, long thoughts of youth. Tho other evening she and her mother wera sitting at the end of the bathhouso lookiug over the water. Suddenly Hazel remarked: "Mamma, God made the water, didn't Ho ?" *'Yes dear," her mother answered. "But Sanger made thc wharf," added the little maid quickly, and then she wondered what made her mother shake so.-New Orleans Times-Demo crat. A SCHOOL FOR FIREMEN. Tho school was organized in Febru ary, 1883, primarily for the purpose of instructing the men of the different companies in the use of the "scaling ludder," which had then just been in troduced in the department. It grad ually became enlarged in its 6cope, however, until,with the completion of the new lire headquarters building in January, 1887, it became a general school of instruction-not only for the new men admitted on trial (called "probationary firemen"), but for tho mon already in service-in the uso of all life-saving apparatus, and in the many appliances used for fighting a fire. Before they had this now building, in East Sixty-seventh street, the com panies were taught the use of tho scal ing-ladders and life net at an old sugar warehouse near thc foot of West One Hundred aud Fifty-eighth btreet and the North Pkiver, and here the classes numbered nearly sixty men at a time. But thia building was iq anout-of-the way place, and lacked the facilities necessary for instructing tho men in raising largo extension ladders, and in tho ase of the nanny new tools then being added to the department. When the new Firo Headquarters building was being completed, a yard designed for this purpose was built at tho back of that building. Thia yard is about one hundred feet square, being well cemented and drained, so that water can be used in tho lessons. Hero ''company drills" wero iutro duced-companies being summoned unexpectedly from different parts of tho city, just as they would be called to an actual fire. When they arrived tho engines wero started and the men put through all the manoeuvers of battling with \he flames. Tho hose was drngged up thc staircase to tho top of the build ing, water was started or shut eff and largo quantities were used in tho dif ferent movements executed in thc yard or from the windows at tho rear. Tho men were thus made acquainted with every applianco carried on tho appar atus and the system perfected iu every detail. Companies received ratings on the books kept by the instructor accord ing to the proficiency they showed at tho drills ; and Homo idea of what ef fect these drills had in improving the service may be gathered from the fact that, when they were started, of the eighty or moro companies in tho de partment there were about twenty-one companies in tho first grade, nineteen in the second, and forty in the third or lowest grade. After three years of instruction, thero were only four or fivo in the last grade, about fifteen in the second, and fully sixty received tho rating of first-grade companies. It is herc, in this yard, where these company d-'!ls played so important a part in' bringing the New York de partment to its present point of per fection, that tho recruit receives his first instruction in tho uso of tho scal ing-ladder, tho lifo-line, and the life net.-St. Nicholas, BOY EOO HUNTEBS. Greenland boys are groat egg col lectors. As soon as tho gulls and other birds that nest in tho far north appear in tho spring thc work begins. No boy who has not practised a good deal ot climbing the rough mountain sides ond creeping over tho glaciers is allowed to venture on the perilous tusk. But at fifteen, and even before, a Greenland boy ?3 as strong of limb, as fearless of heart aud os cool of head as any steeple-climber. Early some morning he takes a bag made of sealskin and with A lunch of dried fish or blubber he starts ont for a day in the mountains. ' Up, up, he climbs along tho dizzy edge of somo deep inlet of the sea until ho comes to the rocky ridges whero the gulls mako their homos. An ordinary American boy-and somo of them are pretty good climbers, too-would not dream that tho steep moun* 'a sides could possibly be crossed, but the Grconland boy knows just where to step, just how to hold his stout staff, and he will walk quite coolly ulong a jagged ridge hundreds of feetabore tho water, whero one littlo misstep, a loose stono or a bit of crumbling ice would hurl him down to his death. But it is only on these wild ledges that he cm find tho nests he seeks. Hero ovcry crevice is filled with eggs, laid almost without protection on tho rock. As he ap proaches tue g:t!!s gu chattering out and circling round his head. He must not look at them lest ho becomo dizzy. When ho reaches a nest lie pieces the big blue and whito eggs in his bag, and thus he proceeds until de has a load. Happy is he if he sees a falcon rising in the air among the gulls, for a falcon's eggs are very val uable. But its nest is hard to find, and often a whole day is expended by tho bravo hunter before he rcacheg thc spot whero tho eggs aro laid. And if his bag is already filled with eggs ho slips his new find into his roomy sleeves. It may well be believed that the task of getting back with the load is doubly dangerous, but the egg-hunter thinks nothing of it, and when he reaches home in tho evening he spreads out his treasure. All of the rare eggs-aud sometimes there are several in tho lot-are sold to a dealer, who supplies tho museums and collec tors of Europe Tho common gull's eggs aro carefully examined and the fresh ones arc sold to tho missionaries or to the traders. Occasionally thero are accidents. An explorer tells of a stout boy who ventured too far ont on a rocky ledgo in order to reach a falcon's nest, and, losing his footing, fell. Fortunately, however, he caught the edge of the ledge with his hands and clung.crying for help. At last his father heard him, but it was a loug time before they could give him any help. They wero compelled to climb to the top of tho cliff and tho young ogg huuter's brother was lot down at the ond of a long rope brought from tho village. It was a perilous descent, but the plucky little fellow'waa determined to save his brother's life. On reach ing the almost exhausted boy ho fastened a loop of rope around his body, and tho two wero pulled up together by tho men at tho top. Later tho bravo hunter allowed him self to bo let down to tho falcon's nest, whero ho succeeded in getting the much prized eggs. -Chicago Rec ord. West Australia's gold output lim folien off greatly this year. NEARLY A BILLION. The Pennsylvania Railroad lias a Capital of 8857,075,600. In a recent number of Carrent Lit erature an English writer asserts that "the greatest corporation on earth is the London and Northwestern Railway Company of England, with its capital of $595,000,000, a revenue of $6,500 an hour, 2,300 engines and 60,000 em ployes, and repairs that cost $130,000 a month." The Northwestern Railway Company is no doubt a gigantio cor poration for a little country like Eng land, and worth bragging about, but wo have a bigger one here in the United States that might absorb it very easily. The Pennsylvania railroad, for example, has a capital of $857,075, 600, and 15,430 miles of track, which traverse thirteen states. It has 3,756 locomotives, which consume 20,000 tons of coal a day, and make rans equal to the distance around the globe every two hours. It has 3,935 passen ger cars, 154,000 freight cars, 350 Pullman cars and 241 other cars for construction and other purposes, mak ing a total of 158,524 cars, which make a journey equal to the circumference of tho earth in every eight min?tes. Tho locomotives and oars, if placed upon a single track, would reach from New York to Chicago, or ten times the distance between Philadelphia and New York. The rails of tho Pennsyl vania railroad, if laid end to end, would encircle the globe and overlap about 4,000 miles. Tho total annual revenue of the road is $135,000,000 eqaat to $372,506 a day and $15,525 every hour of the day and night which is two and a half times as mnch as that of tho Northwestern of Eng land. rIhe Northwestern boasts of 60,000 employes, but the Pennsylvania com pany has over 100,000, who, with their families, make np a total of about 500,000 persons dependent for their liv ing npon the $60,000,000 it distributes in wages every year. Last y ear the Pennsylvania ItailroadCompany moved 14,395,256,375 tons of freight per mile and carried 1,577,891,050 passen gers. The freight carried was equal to a ton around the world every min ute of the year. The money invested in the property was equal to a doublo lino of silver dollars 8,000 miles in length. In 1895 the Penn sylvania Company owned five per cent, of all the railway mileage in the United States, 10$ per cent of all tho locomotives, Hi per cent of all the freight cars and had 13 per cent of all tho railway employes in the country upon its payrolls. It car ries ll per cent of all the passengers who traveled by rail daring the year 1895, and its earnings were 112 5 per cent of all the eurnings of all the road? in the country. Like the great North western, the Pennsylvania company makes almost everything it uses, and with its plant could build a locomotive every day in the year if it chose to d ) fo.-American Exporter. Knew Knougli. 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