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THE OTTAWA FREE TRADER, SATURDAY. AUGUST 2, 1890.
10 MRS. EDISON AT HOME. Her Fairy Palace at Llewellyn Park, and Her Family. The Wliard's Wife a Beautiful Womaa, Who Entertains Dellghtfully-A Pretty Boudoir-EdUon'a Hobble A oa Who ha the Inventor Talent. COPYRIGHT, ISUO. Count Thomas A. Edison, commander of the Legion of Honor. lives in a beau tiful houso which Is almost a castlo In appearance. "Glenmont." as itis called, Isdcllgbt fully situated in the midst of tho aris tocratic suburb, Llewellyn Turk, X. J. This place Mr. Edison bought after his second marrlugo, about four years ago. The family consists of Mrs. Edison, two boys and a little girl, tho latter the child of his second marriage. Mr. Ed ison's eldest daughter, a young girl about eighteen years of age, Is studying music In Germany, where she has been for nearly a year under tho caro of a relative. The two boys, Thomas and William, aged fifteen and thirteen years, are good-mannered, lively littio fellows who are being educated at home by a governess. Their school-room, In the third story, is a pleaiant, airy place, where the boys and thoir teacher spend four hours or so each day. Thomas, his father's namesake, is something of a musician, playing re markably well for a lad of his years both on tho piano and the organ. Will lam, I believe, has Inherited some of his father's talent and likes to spend a day occasionally in tho laboratory. That he one day failed to perform quite a marvelous experiment was due, he said, to the workman who did not provide the correct apparatus for chaining the elec tric current to do his bidding. Little two-year-old Madeline, a bright, winsome chlid. is naturally the pet of the household. Ono very pretty pict ure of her, which Mr Edison keeps la her boudoir, was taken in a quaint fashion. A crescent-shaped moon Is outlined upon tho curd, and with trees for a background, tho child was photo graphed. Underneath are tho lines: Twinkle, twinklo, little stur. How I wonder what you are. Phonographic dolls doubtless little baby Edison has by tho dozens, or can have if she happ ens to liko them. Mrs. Edison is a beautiful woman, with charming manners as become a Countess. Her beauty and fine manners won high pralso last summer, while in London and Paris, which she visited Witli her husband. Mrs. Edison is THE DRIVE AT M.KWKI.I.VS I'AIlK. twenty-four years old, a triflo above the average' height, with a very graceful figure. She has brown hair which she usually wears high at the back, with a fluffy bang over her forehead. Her eyes are hazel, and her complexion that clear olive which artists love. Mr. Edison's pet name for her is "Mena." Mrs. Edison always dresses in perfect ' taste, and on ordinary occasions very quietly. Many French y tea-gowns and handsome dinner dresses were added to her wardrobe last summer, when she was in Paris. She takes a long drive every morning, accompanied by her little daughter and Its nurse. Her carriage costume at this season is very apt to be an army blue eashmere with passementerie trimmings, and a straw hat with a becoming clus ter of pink roses for ornament. Mrs. Edison has a young woman's fondness for society and entertains a good deal; luncheon and dinner parties being her favorite ways of dispensing hospitality to her friends. Her sister, Mrs. Mary Miller, whose home is Akron, O., spends much time with Mrs. Edison, and is expected in a few weeks to return to finish a visit which she commenced in April. The luncheon hour at the Edison mansion is two o'clock, and lest her abseii'v-mnded husband forget that he needs some refreshment, Mrs. Edison often has the carriage sent for him to his laboratory, although It is only a five-minute walk to tho house. The reader would hardly guess, per haps, one of Mr. Edison's favorite viands it is nothing moro or less than that very Yankee dish pie; for break fast he always wants fruit The house where the wizard and the wonder of this age lives is a tandsome Structure of brick and wood, somewhat Queen Anne" as to architecture, but tt this the reJller can judge for him self. There is a wide and hospitable porch, at the front entrance, large enough to bold a settle, piled high w ith soft cush ions. There are benches, several chairs r-AOSDlUlltr beginning even before vou step over tho threshold. Within, there la a charming air of comfort and luxury. The large, squaro hall Is a room in itself, as the modern hall Is designed to be, with a recessed window which forms a cozy nook with winJow seats. A carved oak table holds a curious Japanese vase or Jar; near It Is a bouquet of roses bunches of freshly-gathered flowers greet you in every room in the house. A large window over the second land ing on the stairs Is entirely of stained glass, a full-length figure of some mythological character being depicted upon it. Mr. Edison's study or library is at the right of the hall. The book-cases, which lino tho sides of the room, are protected with glass. A large fire-place, with its mantel and pollshod brass audlrons and fonder tako up nearly one aide of the room, while a double window in front occupies another side. A little nook or recess has moro books and a window of stained glass, with Dante's head pictured upon it. Dante. I take It.. Is a favorite author of Mr. Edison's, for on tho library tablt is a superb edition of that author's works, illustrated by Doro. A small bronze bust of Edison forms tho stand ard to tho drop light on the library table, and was the gift of a friend. Speaking of lights, to seo Mr. Edi son's really magnificent homo in all Its glory ono must visit it at nignt, when it glitters liko a fairy palace, with its in numerable electric lights. Ono push pon a button light up tho drawing room, for instance, where there aro two chandeliers with countless lights. The effect, even by daylight, is very fine, i A beautiful and spacious apartmont is Mrs. Edison's drawing-room, as the photograph Indicates. There is an arch way, supported by onyx pillars, which gives a lofty look to tho plan. Tho prettiest corner in tho room is where tho piano stands, with a stainod glass window above, a littio statuette near it, and tho door leading to the conservatory also near. Through tho door is a glimpse that reminds ono of tho trop ics; for just at present tho conservatory is filled with palms and ferns. There aro some fluo paintings in this room; ahead by Elizaboth Gardner, who imitates so closely her master, llouguer eau; a figure painted by, Perrault and ono by Lc Iloitx, a moonlight effect painted by Dougctte. The picture which especially attracted me was a painting on porcelain, "The Christian Martyr" tho figure of a beau tiful, young girl floating upon the wa ter. This picture is framed, in mother-of-pearl. The hangings of this room aro crim son damask, the furniture is richly carved rosewood, also upholstered with crimson damask. One of tho noticeablo pieces of fur niture in tho drawing-room is a small, gold-and-onyx stand. There is only one other liko it in this country, and that belongs to Mrs. Astor. In a deep re cess, which is partly window and partly mirror, isabeautiful marble bust, "The Pose," it is called; It represents tho head of a young girl, and as it stands before a largo mirror, both tho marble and its reflection add to the attractive ness of this part of the drawing-room. You enter the dining-room at tho rear of the hall. This is rather a simply furnished room. Trio sideboard stands in a recess and displays a few pieces of silver and crystal. Mrs. Edison, by tho way, has a small fortune in silver, which is kept in a safe, only a few pieces being in constant use. Leading from tho dining-room is ono apartment at present being fashioned into a billiard-room, billiards being a game which Mr. Edison likes to indulge in occasion ally. An attractive picture in the dining room Is one of Mrs. Edison's old home in Akron, O., which looks like a pleas ant place, with Its broad and well-kept lawn and spacious dwelling. There aro many beautifully appointed rooms on the second floor of tho Edison mansion. Mrs. Edison's boudoir Is naturally very attsuctive, as it is most homelike in appearance. There is every thing for comfort and many things for luxury. A fine por trait of her father hangs upon tho wall, and many pictures of littio baby Madeline stand upon tho mantel. From the front windows, there is a fine view of the Orange valley. Adjoining this is her sleeping-room, from which a door leads to tho roof of tho conserva tory. Over this, in summer, an awning is stretched, and hero often a cup of tea is served in the afternoon, as it is a favorite lounging place of Mrs. Edison, with its divans, its table with all the pretty and dainty appointments for making tea. and its huge jars of flowers. There are many guest chambers, all upholstered in delicato cretonnes and dimities. The beds have small cano pies arranged in the French style over each. There are rugf and cushions and pretty inlaid writnr-ta.W in pvery roou. I i.otic si two pi -id -en. which possessed m-c'.i iitonst. One was a photograph of Ili;on when a boy about fourteen years of rge The other a pic ture of Mr. Kli-,n taken at "sweefc sixteen," shows a lovely. serious-faced maiden. Tho photograph of the first Mrs. Edison has a conspicuous place in one room. The crrounds surrounding Ulonmont are extensive; a pretty lawn lies direct It in front of the house: at a little dls- - j tance is a garden, with a goodly prom- Ise of vegetable in due season. m stables have a largo poultry yard near; raising fancy breeds ot poultry is one 01 Mr. Edison's hobbies, and he has several hundred valuable fowls. There are five or six green-houses and a pasture where one or two Alderney cows enjoy the goods the godi provide. Mr. Edison keeps four horses for horses, however, he has no special fancy: he considers them poor motors. "I keep bonus because I have to," he says, "but thoro Isn't ono fast one among them." In twenty-five years from now elec tricity will have superseded horse-power in Now York In tho performance of every sort of useful work. The horso will have become a luxury, a toy, a pet, according to tho wizard's prediction. About tho only recreation Mr. Edison takes nowadays Is a drive on Sunday with Mrs. Edison through tho country aboutOrango. In winter Mr. and Mrs. Edison aro often seen in New York at the theater or tho opera; comic opera Mr. Edison prefers. A play ho does not enjoy as well on account of his deafness, as he can not hear what the actors say. That he can not hear tho sermon is the excuse he laughingly gives for not at tending church. Frances M. Smith. We had occasion yesterday to com mend tin: courage and presence of mind of a Dubuque lady In providing more than a match for robber tranty. Miss Maggie Campbell, of Monmouth, though in another way, showed her self a heroine. About three o'clock' in the morning she was awakened and aroused out of bed by clouds or smoke that came rolling Into the room through an open window. Seeing that a porch at the back part of the house was on lire, Instead of going on into hysterics, as most young ladies would have done, she never said a word but coolly got up, hastened down stairs and gave the lire a drenchiDg with a couple of buckets of water and returned to bed, never arousing anoth er member of the household. Says the Monmoulh Journal, "Not one lady in a thousand would have done this, and Miss Campbell is deserving of the highest praise lor the nerve and cool ness which she displayed." And lln ilrl Adore Illm. Bllger That count is a most imposing personage indeed. Kloge Well, he is. He has imposed ou all the men with whom he got acquiiinted since he !inslceii here at Newport. Detroit Free Press. ! ! ? T The chambermaid is talking to herself: "If that handsome young lieutenant that's visiting here dares to kiss me again he'll get a piece of my mind. I wonder w hy it Is he's so late."- Fliegenile lilaetter. Sincerity. Niece I'm writing to Clara Smith, aunt. Shall I say anything from you? Aunt You may give her my love, dear. How I do dislike that girl, to lie sure! Yankee lilade. Next. The professor of dead languages V7hi had lost his false teeth was obliged to dis miss his class, because, as one of the stu-Or-nts said, lie coulclu't "gum Arabic." Exchange. Great Improvement. Judkins (to Mack, who is preparing, for a continental trip) How do you get ou with your languages, old fellow? Hhtck Capitally. Why, I've got on so nnw T ciin think in French. Judkins Well, t hat's a blessing, for it's more than you could ever do iu r.uglish. AUy Sloper's. Ills Kind llrart. "Now, Fritz," said his aunt, "were you whipped again today at school?" "Yes, but it didn't hurt me a bit." "Still you cried over it, I understand f" "I've got. no hard feelings against the teacher, so I did that to please him.' Fliegende Ulaetter. Sainton Drncribi.fi. "Johnny," said his teacher, "who were the two strongest men of olden times?" "Samson ami Hercules." "Can you tell anything about them?" "Oh, yes. Samson was a regular Her cules." New York Sun. The artesian well of the Elgin con densed milk company brings up in one pipe allow of hard water, obtained at a depth or a few hundred feet, while another pipe brings up a How or soft water, obtained at a depth of 1!,XH) feet. The little coal village of Ladd, near Peru is happy over the finding of the third vein or coal after more than two years of the hardest kind of work and repeated failures in getting through the strata of quicksand and water un derlying the surraoe. The Streator Fire 1'nss notices the arrival of a suspiciously large number of colored gentlemen in that town and surmises "they are a sort or advance guard for a lody of negroes expected to work at Plumb's shaft. Heretofore there has not been more than three or four cullud gemmen in Streator. There are now jnissibly twenty." Yesterday, says Friday's Peru .Ycim lli ruhl. the water tank of the C, K. I. P. at the Peru round house was emptied and after the water was drawn off a curium collection was found. Thousands of minnows, vary ing in si.e from a quarter f an inch to two inches in length, a wall-eyed pike, weighing thirty ounces, and a couple of large wis, all alive and in good condition were taken out by the men clearing out the aquarium. LaSalle has a new daily 77- Trihimr. It is published by Hennessey and P.ostwick, we lielieve, though we find no sign on the paper itself. It is a seven column foiio. and promises to be something one of these days. The first nuintier is not as newsy as a pa per published amid l",i)00 jieople tin LaSalle and Peru) might be: but no doubt it will, like god wine, Im prove in quality as it ages. RememlT we have reduced prices on all work. Gay Si Ss. THE COAT WAS KENTED. Ople Read Tells now a Big Maa Suffered in a Little Coat It Knablad Him. Hwaar, to Make Highly Amusing Ki hi bit Ion of lllanatilf at Hla Frlond' Holrco. COPYRIGHT, 1890.1 The largo man whom circumstances have forced to rent a dress coat is al most as much deserving of pity as the man that has been unjustly condemned to bo hanged. I will give my reasons for thinking so, Several weeics ago a friend came to mo and said: - "Look bore, old fellow, I am going to give a musical entertainment and I want you to help mo out." "How can 1 help you out?" I asked. The only music I ever made was turn- I.OOKIMI AT THK COAT. lng a grind stone accompaniment to the flesh-creeping tremulo of a scythe." "Oh, I don't want you to make any music only want you to recite some thing; somo littio thing, it doesn't mako any difference what tell that story you told us at tho club the other night just tell any thing, you know." I shook my head; he continued: "All we want you to do is 10 elvo us a little somcthinir to fill in with won't amount to any thing, you know." "I am afraid that it is beyond my ability to grant your request," said I. "The truth Is, I haven't tho eourago to place my awkward anatomy In a per pendicular position and address an audi ence." "What! as large a man as you are and haven't that much courage'.'" "Ah! but sizo is the trouble. If I were small, the trial would bo less. There would not bo so much of me to feel embarrassed. As the most famous of social hypocrites said in a letter to his son: 'Superior height requires su perior grace.' " "Nonsense," my friend rejoined. "You'd look first rate in a dress-coat." "Hut I havo none." "Why, hang It, rent ono. I'll go out with you and In less than half an hour you'll be fitted liko a tailor's modeL Now look here," ho added, persuasively, "it won't do to disappoint me, for the fact is I was so sure that you would help mo out that I havo had your name nrinted on the programme. Oh! it won't tako you moro than ten minutes," he soothingly added, noticing my nerv ousness. "All you've got to do is to step out, say your littio piece, mako your bow and that ends it. Don't you remember that I came out to your house somo time, ago and played during the entire evening?" I did remember, and thus thrown by tho "under-holu" of gratitude, I could d nothing but yield. The entertainment was to tako place the following Thursday evening, giv ing me almost a week's time to brood over tho coming trial. Never, except on one miserable occasion in Kentucky, years ago, had I ever attempted to ad dress an audience, and the memory of that occasion's hot embarrassment often comes in feverish dreams to strangle mo with humiliation. I was editing a weekly newspaper, five feet by four feet and a half, in How ling (! recti, and was compelled to write, every week, nine columns of "Undo (Jabe Lyon culled on us Wednesday and renew ed his subscrip tionthanks, Lnclo dabo call again; Colonel Kill Ansoy says tho fruit is not injured; Undo Mark fllevens says the fruit Is killed; tho river is rising; big drove of hogs passed through town Sat urday " had to write nine columns of this brain-wearing thought, and surely after so great a literary out-put I was In no condition to address a convention of bee-keepers; but the proprietor declared that as his paper w as tho recognized or iran of the boo-koepinir Industry, it would bo a disgrace if I did not say something. I was shoved forward but do not now recall even tho substance, of my speech. I know that a red-haired man gazed at mo and then neighed like THK ROOM WAS KI LL OF rilKITV WOMES. A clover-fed colt, and that a pug-nose fellow from over the creek squealed like a peach-orchard shote. Thursday afteraoon I went with niy friend to get the coat. "I have one staked out that will just fit you," said La. "I have engaged in this business to of.en that I can look at a ooat and tell it it will fit. Let's go in here." . We went in. Oh. voa. tho clerk had the very coat; know it was largo enough; had been made for a big fellow mat lectured at a cyclorama. I don't think that a more disreputable looking piece f cloth coald have been displayed. On the lapel a dried piece of flannel-cane was held in placo by a daub of maple strut). The coat had evidently been present at a wedding breakfast "Oh, a littio benxlne win lane mat off," said the clerk. "Try li on." tho musician urged. "Wait a minute," I remarked. "How about this hole under the arm?" The clerk tried to patch the hole with a look, but railed. "im, our tauor can fix that," said ho. Can mako it look better than ever," the musician enthusiastically declared. "Hut look hero." said l "One claw is almost torn off." "Have you another coat?" I asked. "I've got ono that U tho very thing, but it Is out. You can have It to-morrow." "Don't want it to-morrow want it now or never." "I think we can mako this one do," said the musician, holding up the lacer ated scarc-crow. "It is an elegant pleco of goods," the clerk responded. In ono more moment I should have resorted to violence, but tho musician drew me away. Wo weut to another placo. Tho clerk looked at tho num bers on a stack of coats and shook his head. "Hold on," ho said, as wo were about to leave tho store, and then re marked: "If Phllberts has brought that coat back I think I can fit you." Ho pulled open a drawer and said: "Ah!" Phllberts had brouirht the coat back. He advanced, holding tho thing in front of him. It looked like an alapaca jacket w ith two dangling shoe strings intended to represent talis. "Tho very thing!' cried tho musician. I tried It on, or, rather, toro off oe sleeve in the attempt, Mr. Phllberts must have boon a living skeleton. Out in tho street again, perplexed, worried Into perspiration and profanity. At tho next place I asked tho clerk If he had any sw allow-tail coatsU Jor men. Oh! yes. he had a largo stock. Tho first one he brought out would havecrampod the form of an Ideal Juliet; tho second would havo distressed t'amllle, even if put on during tho fag end of her fatal illness; tho third might havo been passed upon favorably by the ossified man. and tho fourth well. I crowded myself into it. The clerk smiled and the musician declared that It was a VANISI11NO fill AC KKUI.I.V. beauty. "Oh! you must tako it!" ho ex claimed "Looks tip-top out of sight. Soon bo time to go to tho hall, you know." "I know, but I can't raise my arm. See?" "Oh, you don't want to raise your arm. In a humorous recitation you must stand perfectly still." "Hut It pinches me under the arms." "Oh, come, now ! what difference does that make? Kvery thing pinches llfo pinches, for that matter, but you don't want to throw off your lifo simply be cause it does pinch a little. Put on your overcoat and come ahead." I sat on an uneasy chair waiting for my turn was to appear Immediately after a slim young man in a nicely fitting coat should finish singing "Jack Is Kvery Inch a Sailor." Tho timocatno and I suddenly found myself in tho presenco of innumorabln ribbons and biirhly-colored feathers. Eyes, noses and then faces gradually grew Into recognizable shape. I got th'ougb with my piece and then attempted to vanish, as trained stage pecplo do, without turning round, but failed. A graceful vanish was beyond my skill. Tho people roared and I was forced to tell another story; and. encouraged by tho outbursts of appreciation, felt the thrilling leap of tho nuddenly-acquirod blood of bravery: still, at tho close of tho second recitation I could not vanish gracefully. When I turned to go the audience roared louder than ever, but, determined to run no risk of failure after so brilliant a success, I hastened to tho green-room flushed with tho ex citement of victory My friend and the other musicians, the young man who hal sunz ".lack Is Every Inch a Sailor" all veiled. 1 was not long In discovering tho true causo of my great success. The rented atrocity that I woro was split down the back from collar to tails. This was not the only humilia tion, for ono of the newspapers. !n re ferring to my part of tho performance, said: "His idea of fun is of a very low order. Not having tho hut iorof idea, he sub stituted a disgraceful clow nishncss the miserable trick of puttlngon a coat, silt in the back, and tht-u turning around so that the aulienco could see the 'joke.' We would advise htm not to ap pear again In public, at le;ist not until he learns the difference between respecta ble humor and disreputable trickery." I may live to Iks an authority on floods and early frosts may Im referred to a "one of our oldct Inhabitants;" circum stances may force me to commit robbery or steal a hog that wears a tusk like a reaping hook; but no condition. It mat ters not how severe, can ever compel ma to rent another swallow-tail coat. Oris P. RiA-U. OUR NEIGHBORS. Tha Praam of Wbatavar la !f away, lata atlas; or Spier la onr Half h borlaf Exchaagaa. Only two townships In Marshall county show an Increase of populat ion sine 180. These are K vans, Including wenona, ana Jtobert, in which v a rim is situated, dz. M. M. Ravlin. a wealthy and highly respected tanner near Aurora. 78 years old, met his death on Saturday by fall ing rroiu a nay iort in his barn, lie was one of the early settlers of Kane county and In imii-2 was mayor of Au rora. Schwelnfurth, the Rock ford Iiudos ter, preaches regularly very Sunday a nve nours sermon. Jiinugn hardened to a patient endurance of a multiplici ty of atlllctions, no Rockford reporter has yet U-en able to he.ar him out. On account of the heat and drought or excessive economy In the use of grease, a load of hay lelng driven Into Champaign last week became Ignited rrom the friction or the wheels against tho hay rack and burned hay, wagon and all. The Princeton Trihunr tries Its hand at an original tish story thusly : "Uev. llurless, or iiepue, while fishing In the lake one day this week, caught his hook in a tin can, which he landed. Inside the can was a live cattish consi derably too large to find egress through the hole that was in the lid of the can. Karlville huiUr: Attorney L. O. iSrown removed to Ottawa this week, where he has associated himself with Mr. Aver, of Hloonilngton, and leased an oilice for the practice of law. As will be seen hv their card, their office Is in Lynch's block, and they w ill be In Karlville on Saturday of each week to look after the business here. Trouble occurred in the Kvangelical Lutheran church at Aurora last Sun day morning. Presiding elder llyers, ot Nanervlllo, an anti-Esherite, was conducting the service, a proceeding to which the Kscherites were very much opHised, and one of hem, Sim on Klser, interrupted the services to such an extent that he was ejected from the church amid great excite ment. Dog days, which include the period from July 'ld to August 11, are not so named because, as many people absurd ly believe, dogs are more liable to go mad during that period than any oth er, but take the name from Sirius, or Canis Major, the dog star, w hich rises within the same hourasthe sun in the period named. The ancient Egyptian, wlio worshipped the dog, attribute! the extreme heat of summer to he dog star. The removal of the Illinois Central Railroad shops from Chicago to Clin ton appears to be still in alx-vance. All that seems settled in the matter is that t hey are not to go to Frecport. Hloomlngtou sent a committee to Chi cago last week to put in a claim for that town. They were told no loca tion had yet been divided umui and that Hloomiiigton would be given a chance to submit a proposition before the matter was closed. The local scribe of the Rockford llf tMcr, like all the lestof his unhappy guild, must llnd it an awful trial not to shoot, the "Intelligent comoositor." After reporting Dr. Harrows as preach-. ing an cot-vacation sermon, the "Int. comp." makes the scribe send him off on a vacation! In another place the same Hend makes the scribe attribute to Col. Vilas such monumental ignor ance as awarding honors to Pitt that belong to Sir Robert Peel. While boring for water at Hioom ington on Monday the artificial Ice company struck natural gas at a depth of TO feet. It issues from a li-inch pipe with a terrific roar, and when ig nited burned a llame thirty feet high. When confined, the gas showed a pres sure of eleven pounds to the square inch. Pi lies have been run to the toil ers of the factory, and the gas sup plies siillicient lii'-l to run them. There are social gas wells like this in that region that have been in practical use for years. According to Professor Root, the Canton weather prophet, the move ment, of storms in August will differ from that of July storms, being of a more copious nature iu rainfall and .xteiiiling from north to south, tak ing in a greater scope of country. The storms will be less violent, developing into steady rain, except during the tornado periods. In short, according to the Canton philosopher, glorbus rains will break the drouth every where. So nmte it be! A notable relic of old days on the Mississippi was found in an excavation near the river aKiaU-ua theotiier day. It is a silver piece about the si.eofa Hiiarter, is dated I.V1J, and is stamped with curious characters and devices which inno of tin' local sivants, sev eral of w hom are especially well versed iu numismatic, are able to decipher. The prevailing is that the coin is of Spanish origin, and it is barely possi ble that it i-a relic of Do Soto's voy age up the Mississippi in l.YIL The Totiica JN'i . breaks forth in song as musical and tuneless as that of the cicihbir be celebrates: "iNig (lavs are here. Likewise the dogs. Likewi-e the mosquitoes. Likew'se the musical insects of every species katvdids, fall crickets, locusts and all such as scrape tle-ir fiddles without tuning them and rattle away, each on its own string, giving nightly concerts of mixed medleys and making a weird racket fur the nervous sleeiier. Yet to inanv it is a welcome sound this lullaby from the insect world. It is the siren song of the season, giving notice that the summer is passing ami tin' frosts are coming in about six weeks." Fre'iort is awfullv " put out" aNiut the removal or the 111. Central Rail road shops at Chicago to Clinton, HI. The Hulk rin says: "A few years ago Free port donated the Malleable Iron shops to the Central road with the understanding that the Central shops would lo located here whenever thev would lie removed from Chicago. That the company iseither willfully neglect ing of this city or does not care tor a valuable piece "of projxTty, is evident. The citlens of Freciiort gave the Ill inois Central company property val ued at 100,000. A good many of the gentlemen who were in the deal theu wish they had waited awhile, for the promises made to the com niit tee that went to Chicago then have never een fulfilled. J I (