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1'UfcJ CUKIOUS INSTRUMENT.
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lOUlson's Lieutenant Bcforo Gor
manr'e Hoyal Family?Kaiser
A. T. E. Wangeinan, Edison's lieuten?
ant in cburge of the phonograph, had
Bomo highly interesting cxperieuccs dur?
ing his recent tour of Europo with that
curious instrument. While tho machino
jvns on cxhihtion in Heidelberg a de?
spatch came from Emperor "William, of
Germany, requesting Mr. "Wangomtfn to
bring tho phonograph to the palace at
It whs arranged that the interview
Bhould take place at 7 iu tho evening in
one of tho privato chambers adjoining
tho great dining hall. Tho Emperor
"(greeted his visitor cordially and without
formality. There were present also tho
Empress, one or two court ladies, and
two or threo Adjutants of the Emperor^s
persoual staff. Tho Kaiser impressed Mr.
Wangemnu at onco as a man of extraor?
dinary force of character, keen percep?
tions, and remarkably quick intuition.
Almost his first roquost of Mr. Wange
man wa3 that ho would take, tho phono?
graph t? pieces and explain minutely tho
purpose of each part. This was done,
and the Emperor listened attentively, of?
ten cutting short tho explanation when
ho perceived tho idea in udvnnco of the
words. When tho instrument was again
complete and had been put in operation,
tho Emperor marveled at what ho heard.
Mr. Wuugeinan had taken to the palace
a collection of tho best cylinders iu his
possession. They carried on their waxeu
surfaces the impressions of tho voices of
rmany ol tho promiuent personages who
had Visited tho Edison headquarters in
Paris, and many selections from the best
operas which had been produced at the
French capital during the exposition.
There were samples, too, of the be3t work
of the most celebrated vocal and instru?
mental artists then in Europe. Every
i thing was thcro save the original speak
' ers and artists themselves. A little box,
two feet square, containing some dozen or
more small, black, hollow cylinders, each
having upon its surfaca hundreds of fine,
' "nfmcwt jiivisible tracing, represented all
that was grandest iti h&rmarjSr.<Z th.it
,was most thrilling in contemporary elo?
quence. After hearing the first revela?
tion of the hidden marvels of tho box,
the members of the royal party looked at
tho little black rolls with expressions in?
to which there crept suggestions of sup
erstitution and reverence
As one treasure after another was
poured into their delighted ears the en?
thusiasm and wonder of the listeners
?were unmeasured. Manifold tests were
.made of the machine's perfect mimicry.
It talked German, French and English
with equal fluency; it sang, it whistled,
it laughed, it groaned. Not till ncurly
midnight did the royal company weary
of the entertainment, and then Sir. Wan
geman was permitted to depart nfter
cordial expressions of gratitude and re?
gard, nnd nn earnest request that he
would repeat his visit. Tho hour was
so late that the lust regular train had left
for Berlin, and the Emperor ordered a
Bpecial train sent out for Sir. Wange
mnn's accommodation, ns it was ncceq
h?ae.ry that be should be in Berlin early in
The interest tnkcu by tho Kaiser and
his household iu the phonograph was by
no means exhausted, and threo times in
all by royal request Mr. Wahgeman vis?
ited the palace On his sccjlid visit ho
took with him a number of unused cyl?
inders upon which to record tho voices
of several of the royal family, the music
of tho court band, and some vocal and
piano selections. There were about
twenty-four members of the royal house?
hold present, uud Mr. Wuugeinan was
received iu tho private room of the Em?
peror. The tpot was a delightful one
Tho room was large, some thirty by
forty feet, richly furnished, but not elab?
orately ornamented. It had, in fact, a
somewhat hare appearance. Great win?
dows, fifteen or twenty feet high, opened
into tho garden, where the court band
was playing, ns is the custom every even?
ing after dinner. After the first greet?
ing, and when tho phonograph had been
unpacked,the Emperor a3ked Mr.Wange
inan to take the instrument entirely to
piece's". Tlie" request -..".is obeyed. 7hen
the Emperor said he would try to ex?
plain the instrument in detail to those
who had not been present on tho previous
occasion, nud would attempt to put it
together again. He asked Mr. Wangc
man not to help him in any way, but to
correct him if he made any mistake
Mr. Wangcman, with some apprehen?
sions, agreed. Tho task which the
Emperor set himself Mr. Wnngeuian had
never seen performed, and he didn't be?
lieve tho Kaiser, or unybody not an ex?
perienced mechanic, could succeed with
?t. 6o he looked on and listened rather
<jgiervously, puzzling his brain meantime
"hi^he should be able to assist the Em?
peror without hurting his feelings. But
the dilemma was an imaginary one, and
when the Emperor had finished Sir.
Wangemnu was overcome with astonish?
ment. William handled the various
pieces skilfully and confidently, and ex?
plained the purpose of each ns lucidly
and positively as Mr. Wuugeinan himself
could have done In a few minutes the
dismantled machine was completely re?
stored mid it was in perfect order. When
ho had finished he turned to Mr. Wange
man, who had not spoken during the
"Was ikzi correct, Herr Wnnge
Tho phonograph expert expressed his
astonishment at the performance and
congratulated the Emperor upon his me?
chanical skill, quick perceptions, and re
marknblo memory. The Emperor smiled
slightly, and then some fresh treasures
Of stored music and eloquence which Mr.
(Wahgeman brought with him delighted
the company. While the members of
^he royal family were as free nud informal
in their treatment of Mr. Edison's rep?
resentative ns any host would have been
in the entertainment of a guest, the offi?
cious Oberhof Mnrschal did not permit
the fact to bo lost sight of that the
young genticmau who was the mastor of
tho houso was also tho Emperor Of Ger?
many and the Kir.g of Prussia. He bus?
tled about hero and there obsequiously.
In trying various experiments with the
phonograph it was necessary after a cyl?
inder bnd been once used to shave off a
I thin fllm'of wax from tho surface in order
Lio remove tho record thereon, and make
Pjtho roll available for re-use. This shnv
| jng process is done automatically by the
?phonograph itself when a delicate cutting
tool is substituted for the recording
needle. Tho phonograph then become*
an automatic lathe, and in about nvo
minutes o cylindor is mado smooth and
fresh. As soon as tho supply of fresh
cylinders became exhausted Mr. Wango?
man resorted to this process. Tho phono?
graph was industriously scraping off a
delicious Strauss waltz from a cylinder to
make room for the childish voice of ono
of tho littlo Princes, when the Ubcrhof
Marschal bustled up to Mr. Wangoinan
with tho words in an undertone:
"Come, you must hurry up. Don't
you seo his Majesty is waltingt"
Mr. Wnngemnn explained that ho
couldn't hurry tho machine, and that
thero would bo no unnecessary delay.
This didn't ecom to satisfy tho function?
ary, for r. moment later ho again urged
haste, und Mr. Wangoman curtly informed
him that his suggestions would in no wiy
facilitate matters. Meantime tho Emperor,
who perfectly understood tho necessary
delay, was chatting with others of tho
company, and would no doubt have re?
buked his factotum had ho observed his
Tho principal object of tho visit that
evening was to make phonographic re?
cord of tho voices of tho three littlo
Princes, Wilhelm, ITclnrich and Adalbert.
Tho Empress Augusta Victoria was es?
pecially desirous of preserving such a
memento of the childhood of tho boys,
aud both she and tho Emperor wero much
interested in having the youngstcrsncquit
themselves creditably in tho performance
Wilhelm, the Crown Princo, is but six
years old. Heinrich is less than five,
and Adelbert is a year younger. They
thought the phonograph was great larks*,
and in genuine boy fashion they wanted
to try all sorts of experiments to see what
it would do. Whoa it came to prepar?
ing tho memorial cylinders a touching
incident occurred. Wilhelm reproduces
his father's disposition. Ho i3 a sturdy,
vigorous little fellow, full of determina?
tion and firo. He saug tho German na?
tional hymn into tho phonograph's faith?
ful car with all the vim and patriotic
ardor of which ho was capable. He has
a true German soul for music, for when
the notes came back in the test to see if
tho record was perfect tho boyish voice
was in perfect tune, nnd tho Emperor
nnd his wife wero delighted with tho re?
Then cmno littlo Heinrich, a boy of
gentle disposition and delicate organism.
He is a genuine, whole-hearted boy just
the same, and ho stood in front of the
phonograph to. repeat tho woll-known
patriotic German poem beginning: "Ich
butt' einen cameradin."
The linos are full of fire and pathos,
and the little orator put his whole soul
into them. The Empress was deeply
moved when he came to tho line? whoro
the roll of the drum is supposed to como
in, but she said nothing until tho phono?
graph repeated them. Then her eyes
idled with tears, and she turned to tho
Emperor with tho words: ?
"That is tho Emperor Frederick's
Tho Emperor himself was plainly
touched by tho resemblance. Tho Hood
of memories so strongly called up over?
came the Empress, andsho left the room.
She came back presently, smiling sadly
when little Adclbert's childish voice was
being recorded on the waxen cylindor.
Every ono of tho company who was fami?
liar with tho voice of the dead Emperov
remarked the rescmblanco in the tones of
'iis little grandson, aud all commented
A third timo Mr. Wangeraan visited
the palaco with the phonograph to ex?
plain it to a more formal company of
Ambassadors, assembled at tho Em?
peror's invitation. The practical possi?
bilities aud value of the instrument wero
then carefully canvassed in all their bear?
ings, and the Emperor ordered 100 phono?
graphs sent to various imperial depart?
ments for practical tests
Beforo leaving Berlin Mr. Wangcmnn
sent to tho Emperor the cylinders bear?
ing n, record of the voices of the young
Princes enclosed in an elegant case, so
arranged that the contents would be pre
sorved uninjured for an indefinite time.
The Emperor honored Mr. Wangemau
with a gift of a magnificent diamond pin,
the letter W, set in brilliants, being sur?
mounted by tho imperial crown, also in
diamonds.?New York Sun.
Lifo in a Carious Stone.
Bernard Kammerman, of Topeka,
Kan., has in his possession a singular
stone, which he found a few years 1 ^o
on the- hanks of the South Pintle, in
Colorado. It is a small ,'i rrc'gidat'-shapc.
pebblo of a grayish blue tint, dull nnd
faint, like smoke, but which, if held
tightly in the hand for a few minutes
will communicate a series of distinct
shocks like that of an electric battery,
slight but powerful enough to be felt nil
over the body. When tubs grasped, ob?
serves a corresponpent of tho Philadel?
phia Times, tho pebble seems to be puls?
ing and throbbing as if endowed with
life nnd produces an unmistakable exhil
irntion of tho holder's physical and men?
tal organizations, n very pleasant sensa?
tion, resembling that following a
draught of wine.
This contact with the stone quickens
tho pulse nnd if continued increases the
heart beats to an alarming extent, but
without any apparent ill-effect. The
pebblo on being held tightly for some
minutes losc3 its gray hue nnd warms to
n very pale ro.se color, growing translu?
cent, when innumerable fire veins of a
golden red can- be seen running through
it, glowing ns if filled with a living fluid.
When placed in water the stone turns to
a sickly green splotched with white and
Mr. Kammerman says he has had his
singular find examined by the finest
geologists in the country, but all declare
their ignorauce of its nature, which
s'ecms to be- that of a mincrnl, though
possessed of a kind of life of an electri?
Inspection of Watches.
Tho system of inspection of wntcbc3,
inaugurated by the Chicago, Burlington
nnd" Quincy and Wabash Railroads, has
given entire satisfaction, and is ono of
the new features of modern railroad?
Conductors, engineers, firemen, yard
masters, foremsn nnd switchmen come
under the regulation, nnd tho general
inspector is required to state in his re?
port the name and occupation of the
employe, ns well as the make nnd num?
ber of his watch and the number of sec?
onds gained or lost in a given number of
days during tho month. All watches
aro regulated by a division standard
clock connected by an electric arrange?
ment with tho master's clock at head?
quarters, from whi';h tho time is auto?
matically given each day.?New Orleant
DEAIitKG IN THK NOISY niJtD3 A
BIO IN DUST IIV.
Ilnndrotls Brought Over in a 61nglo
Voyago From Cuba aud Mexico
?How Thoy ore Caught?
Tho "Ward Steamsh?'* Crrapany onjoy3
tho distinction of bciug tho lino which
brings tho noisiest imigrants that are re?
ceived at this port. Sovon or eight
thousand of them havo already becu
leaded at this port this season. It was
on Tuesday that 300 or 400 arrived, aud
they had to discover themselves to sov
crol visitors to the steamer in ordor to
make their presence generally known,
and this thoy did in their own way.
Thoy raised such a hubbub of whirring
and fluttering, punctuated with squawks
and squeaks underneath their tarpaulin
cover that tho visitors naturally inquired
what caused the noise.
1 'Parrots,"replieda dark-complexioned
man, who sccmod to feel as strong pro?
prietary interest in tho birds as a largo
ind vigorous Thomas cat wh(j was prauc
iug gayly around tho scene. "Seel"
said tho dark man as bo throw back tho
tarpaulin, disclosing to viow swarms of
young Mexican and Cuban parrots, who
lluttcrcd wildly and screeched in a dozen
koys as tho light cntored tho cages.
Thoy were pretty birds nnd bad been
caught iu their nest only n fortnight
or so bcforo tho steamer sailed from Ila
"Thoro are only 300 or 400 of thorn,"
said the parrot-tender in n tone as if ho
generatly considered parrot iu tho ab?
stract rather than in tho concrete. "Ou
tho last voyage," ho continued, "I had
900 to take care of," and ho said it ns if
tho caring for 1000 parrots was a mere
bagatelle. "Was I uloau'f Certainly,
except that Thomas hero volunteered his
assistance after wo left Havana, when ho
killed a big rat that wandered too near
tho cages. Ono healthy, vigorous rnt
will kill four or five parrots or n dozen
canaries in one night. He will cat n
parrot's brains and suck its blood iu no
Tho business of importing parrots to
this country has grown to largo dimen?
sion'! within the last twenty years. Thcro
are two largo establishments in Now
Yoric city, Bartcls's and Ruhc's, who im?
port from 5000 to 10,000 a yoar from tho
South Americas, 3t\txia& uuu' CVnba. This
year thcro has been so much rainy
weather in the parrot countries that breed
! ing was intcrferrcd with, and tho result
has been that tlicro is a falling off in
numbers. Tho old birds nest in holes in
high trees, and the ruin drowns the
Wo catch parrots when they aro young,
only a few mouths old. Indians and na?
tives climb the trees nnd 'pull tho nost.'
They take tho birds to the seaports, and
wo buy them thcro. Bringlag tho birds
here causes us tho worst trouble First
we have to look out for the rats, second
the weather. Wo stow tho parrots away
in a warm place and cover the cagc3 with
a tarpaulin. They arc very susceptible
to changes in tho weather. I havo had
nearly an entire cousignicnt dio on a voy?
age Wo feed thorn ou pilot bread and
sugared water when thoy aro young. I
don't give old parrots pilot bread, but
feed them on hempsccd. Well, when wo
get our birds safely in port they aro dis?
tributed wholesale to small dealers
throughout the city and country, who re?
tail them. The gray or African, is tho
most expensive parrot, but it is rather
"It is tho best, too, but many people
think that tho Mexican parrot is the best
talker. The Mexican is a large bird,
and has a green and yellow head. I
have a Mexican bird which car. sing
'Peek-a-boo,' and I would not tako IJ30?
for him. A valuable parrot is the Bra?
zilian Amazou, a green bird with a little
blue above his beak. But speaking of
theso parrots wo got from Mexico and
Cuba, the Cuban i3 tho most numotous
and cheapest. They sell from $24 to $3(3
a dozen. They have whito heads, red
throats and green bodies, and don't
learn to speak very plain. The Mexi?
cans bring from $3.50 to $5 apicco, tho
African $10, and the single yollowheads
from Sr;\th America $5.
"The blue head Amazon is scarce now,
and I think that tho Indians arc eating
them. Their flesh is exceedingly deli?
cate. Last year about 15,000 parrots
. _were imported to the United States, of
which "8u?& or .10.000 were from Cuba,
and the rest were from Mexico uirtr Other
countries. Wo get only a few Ima
dreds from Africa. Franco sends to
Africa for parrots, nnd wc export many
parrots to England, Germany and Bel
"You will find tho parrot everywhere,
nnd he makes a good citizen. Tho last
timo I wai in Holland I saw ono that
was 150 years Old, but by Goorgo, ho
was a cockatoo. Still he was a species
of parrot."?New York Tribune.
Modern Uso of au Ancient Vegetable.
Candy is the only form in which tho
ancient vegetable, angelica, is now used
by cooks. The tender stems of the stout
angelica herb were formerly cooked and
served on tho table; but a strong aromatic
flavor?to most people a nauseous ono?
would not bo tolerutcd on the tablo to?
day. Although it was a very popular
dish in cruder times, before tho present
variety of vegetables had boon produced
by cultivation of wild plants, it has gone
entirely out of use as a vegetable Largo
quantities of angelica, however, are yearly
candied by confectioners in France, nnd
it is imported to this city and sold chiefly
to French cooks at $1 a pound for deco?
rating candied ices, cakes, and other
sweet dishes. In the process of candy?
ing, angelica loses much of its strong
flavor, and it takes on tho most beautiful
green known to the decorator in candied
fruits. The green limo gives a very
much paler color and the greeu
prune (the only other groen fruit) is dull
in color, nnd of value chiefly for its
flavor. On the red of candied cherries
and the green of angelica tho expert
decorator of sweets relies for his color.?
New York Tribune.
A Cupola Fort.
Tho first of the "cupola forts" to bo
erected in Belgium has been tested suc?
cessfully. The3o cupolas are of huge
size, and built entirely of steel. Two
hundred shots from a twelve centimetre
gun, loaded with a battering charge, had
no effect on tho cupola. Thirty-two of
them aro being manufactured for the
war department by tho Socletcs des
Ateliers do la Mouse de Couillet et do
Tho area of tho "West India docks Is
Thero aro seven millionaire editors in
Now York city.
Tho coins of 8iam arc mado of porco
lain; thoso of Japan aro made principally
Thero aro over thrco thousand millions
of envoi ope j manufactured yearly in this
In Carlsruho, Germany, tho polico flno
any ono who plays on tho piano with on
Tho wife of a painter at Macon, Ga.,
has given hlrih to a child weighing
A hunter of Chopahis, Washington,
recontly killed n cougar which measures
nine foot fivo inches in length.
Parisian dandios now wear pink, bluo
or rod shirts in tho evening, with regu?
lar low-cut ovening waistcoats.
John Weiss, tho concert singer, who
after an attack of tho influenza lost his
volco, killed himself nt Baden, Austria.
Toxas has a doublo-hcaded cat. It is
perfect in form except tho two heads. It
has four eyes, four ears aud two mouths.
That which Americans call a bowl is
known as a basin In England. In Eng?
land you usk for a basin of bread and
Many New York peoplo who havo a
tnsto forico cream aro trying tho fud of
eating Bo3tou brown bread with their
Bon Dixon, a colorod man in St.
Louis, Mo., bus only two flogors, but ho
can piny eight musical instruments at tho
French parents possessing seven or
moro children havo certain oxoiliptions
from taxation. Iu Franco there nro
140,000 families so exempted.
A brutish French miner in tho vlllngo
of Ilickmnn, Ponn., wagnrs that ho cau
cat any small animal alive. Recently he
performed tho disgusting .'cat of catiug
a livo rabbit.
A woman nt Nownrk, N. J., is holding
a six-year-old child 03 security for a debt
of $20, duo from tho mother, who is in
Canada, and refuses to give her up un?
til tho debt is paid.
Tho barbers of Nordhausan, Saxony,
aro compelled by law to clcanso aud dis?
infect their brushes, combs aud razors
immcdintcly after use, nnd beforo they
aro applied to tho hair or beard of an?
Au fewuato of n Liverpool (England)
workhouso, a matchmaker by trade, who
is suffering from bau? eyesight, has fash?
ioned a wonderful clock .nut of pins,
boot rivets, buttons, knitting niardlcs and
iron bed laths. It took thrco yours- Jo
Tho largest applo treo In Ohio is in
Washington County, and was plnntod In
1791 or 1702. Tho trunk, whero it ia
smallest, girths twclvo feet two inches,
nnd the largest brauch girths soven foot.
It is a seedling, which bears n largo yel?
low applo of excellent quality for cook?
Malcolm Towuscnd, tho author of n
book of "Curious Facts," says that tho
word Manhattan is traceable to the Span?
ish monas, drunkenness ; monndos, ma [in?
des, manatees, n place of drunkenness.
At. a confirmation of this theory, Mr.
Towasend says that Verraznnni, n Flor?
entino navigator, who landed on tho isl?
and iu 1521, called it tho Isla Muuhattos
because ho gave the Indians lets of liquor
and made them all druuk.
A woman iu Now York city gains a
precarious living by boarding and tuk
ing coro of fourteen old blind people.
Mornings sho loads them to their places,
whero they sit for charity or peddlo small
articles, aud ovonings she fetches them
homo ono by ono. Sho supplies them
with their meals and gives them n cer?
tain rudo comfort. As she is careful to
keep her proteges within tho law, sho is
not interfered with by tho police.
A prisoner in tho jail at Huntingdon,
W. Va., has developed into a rcmnrk
ablo sleeper, llo has been thero four
months, und on no one day in that time
has ho been awake moro than four hours,
whilo ho often sleeps thrco or four day3
in succession, it being impossiblo to
rouse him. llo wakens with a start,
looks about wddly for a moment, then
appears to bo perfectly ot caso. Hisap
pctito is good, and ho doesn't scum to
A Vinegar Kono's Fatal Blto.
An aged Mexican named Miguel Del
gado, living near Tombstono, Arizona,
..was bitten a fow days ago by what is lo?
cally IfMSvirn.as^a viuegar rono, nnd died
in a few hours in grcnt~?^vu7f"*"'Kv*5t
torriblc littlo creatures, which seem never
to have corao under tho notice of natur?
alists, or at any rato have never been
given.a ujrao by them, and aro only to
bo found in this~rogion, (iro small b'.uclc
nrnnlurcs resembling very closely a cray?
fish, or small fresh wator crab. Thoy
are found in low, damp places, under
rocks and stumps of trees and usually lio
close to the ground as if asleep or stupid.
They ore, says a correspondent of the
Philadelphia Times, howovor, very ag?
gressive, inflicting a bite for which no
antidote has been found and which pro?
duces death in from throe to twclvo
hours. A violent fever sets in almost
immcdintcly, tho tongue swells, becom?
ing intensely dry nnd parched, the lips
burn black and a rash resembling roseola
breaks out all over tho body. Tho pa?
tient grows delirious toward tho end and
becomes very violent nnd possessed of
The wound inflicted by tho vinegar
rone is mado by a sting located under tho
tail and is a small ono, liko tho puncture
of a coarse needle, but which leaves tho
flesh scared aud blistered,m it the needlo
had been red hot. This wound turns
perfectly whito after tho death of the
person bitten and give* out a smell so of?
fensive as to be almost unbearable. Tho
vinegar rone is, fortunately, gradually
becoming exterminated 03 in the spring
the peoplo search out tho eggs and young
and destroy them.
A Bnrlcd Fortune Fonnd.
It is reported that Miko 8cheff, a f;)*tn
hand working for Jacob Schmucker, near
Tiflin, Ohio, discovered a lurgo quan?
tity of old gold and silver coins, esti?
mated worth $-10,000, under tho house
and in the ? ground, which had been
buried for Over fifty years. Schmucker
promised to give Schoff half of the find,
but did not do so. Rcheff has brought
suit against Schmucker for $20,000. Ira
Cadwallader, son of a former owner of
the farm, has also broug?.-suit against
Schmucker to recover tnfi monoy. A
coffee pot contained iu gold.?
\e\o York Newt.
A T.arjjo Sum for ? Illbl* i
A number oj wealthy French Jews
wish to buy 'She Vatican copy of tho
Hebrew Bibb) from the Fopo for ?40,
000. *I fanoy," writes tan Paria corre?
spondent of tho London Daily Jfews,
"that his Holiness oonld not legally sell
it, as he has only a lifo ostate in tho
Vatican and its wealth of raro books,
pictures and furniture."
Tho history of previous negotiations
for the purchase of this very book, says
the i'oif il/cift Gazette, is interesting.
In 1512, when Pope Julius IL was
desperately in nood of funds in ordor
to keep nn tho "Holy Leaguo" against
Lotus XII. of Franco, ho was
proaohed by tho Jows, as his successor
in the chair of St, Potor is now. They
?ftere! a comparatively small Bum at
first, but subsequently increased tho
amount, toudoring at tho samo time a
blank ordor on one of their number in
Venice to bo tilled up in ducats accord?
ing to tho weight of tho bible as agaiust
an oquat weight of puro gold.
Tbo Popo'got so fur as to weight tho
prooious volume, aud found that it
scaled 825 pouuds avoirdupois, or 133
pounds odd troy, which, at $4 tho ounco,
then about tho value of gold, ropro
sontod tbo onormous sum of ?20,78-1
and a fraction. This amount in its
equivalent tho Jows pressed on tho
Popo, who, however, either boeauso ho
found him-elf unable to part with
u-oportyiu which ho would not scorn to
iavo more than a lifo interest, or on ac?
count of tho pressure brought to boar
ou him, declined, aftor much hesitation,
lopart with tho volume
?Should tho prnsont negotiations bo
moro successful, tho amount now olTorod
will bo tho largest sum over paid for n
hook. Tho nonrost approach was tho
250,000 franos, or .?10,000, paid by tho
(Ionium Government in 1881 for tho
Missal formerly given by Popo Loo X.
to Henry VIII., along with a parchment
conferring on that sovoroign tho title of
"Defender of tho Faith." Tho Missal
was given by Charles II. to tho then
Duko of Hamilton, in whoso family it
remained for moro than two hundred
Tlio Hut'? tYeuprn*.
The rat is remarkably well equipped
for tho peculiar lifo ho is ordained to
lead. Ho has strong weapons in tho
ohtiDu of four long and very sharp tooth
?two in tho uppor jaw and two in the
lowor. Those teeth are wcdgo-Bhapod,
and by a wonderful provision of natura
have always a lino, sharp, outting edgo,
Ou examining thorn oarefully, the inner
part is found to bo of a soft, ivory-like
composition, which can easily bo worn
away and tho outsido is composed of a
grass-lilco enamel, which is exceedingly
hard. Tho upper teoth work into tho
under so that tho coolers of Ilia opposed
teeth moot perfectly in tho act of gnaw?
ing, hence tho soft part is'being con?
tinually worn away, while tho hard
f.virt keeps a sharp chisol-liko edge all
tho i'.-jiio. and nt.t.b? ^uno *'--> teeth
aro conbvdnuy Kiuwiii(r up fromWm.
bottom, so that as thoy wear away a
fresh supply is ready. Should ouo of
theso teeth bo removed by accident or
otherwise, tho opposing tooth will con
iin.::: to grow, and there being nothing
to wear, it away will projoct from tho
racuthund bo turned upon it-elf, and if
it Li an under tooth it will often grow
jo long as to penetrate tho skull.
Tlio Jupiiiiunu 1 11 " Hot.
Tho hibaohi is a Uro box, of which
the Bimplost form is that of a square, or
circular, or oblong receptacle of wood,
lined with sheet coppor. Into this a
quantity of limo dust or sifted ashos is
fnil, and on top of that a littlo pilo of
ighted charcoal, which burns slowly
and steadily upon tho linn nshos, giving
out heat, but not a vestigo of mnoko.
This is tho primitive and plainest form
of tho firo box, such as will bo soon in
uso for common purposes at railway
stations in Kurumu sheds, in wayside i
tea houses und restaurants and in un?
pretentious shops. Put Japaneso skill
and taste love to lavish themselves on
this central piece of domestic furniture,
and you see hibaohis, accordingly, of all
forms and materials. Somo aro niado
of hammered ooppor, or brass, or iron,
with patterns delicately and beautifully
beaten out of tho burnished metal.
Borne I have seen in groat houses con?
trived from the root of a vast treo, tho
gnarled and knotted timber being labori?
ously hollowed out and lined with cop?
per, and tho exterior carefully pol?
ished to bring forth tho beauty of tho
Mind is suporior to things not be?
cause it is freo from law, but because it
is a law in itself.
On the mend
?tho consumptive who's not be?
reft of judgment und good sense,
llo's taking Dr. Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery. If taken in
time and given a fnif trial, it will
effect a cure. Consumption is
Lung-scrofula. For Scrofula, in its
myriad forms, and for all Liver,
Blood and Lung diseases, the " Dis?
covery " is an unequalled remedy.
It's the only guaranteed one. If
it doesn't benefit or euro, you got
your money back. You only pay
for tho good you get. ?
" Discovery " strengthens "Weak
Lungs, and cures Spitting of Blood,
Shortness of Breath, Bronchitis,
Severe Coughs, and kindred affec?
tions. Don't be fooled into taking
something else, said to bo " just as
good," that tho dealer may mako a
larger profit. There's nothing at
all like the " Discovery." _ It con?
tains no alcohol to inebriate; no
syrup or sugar to derango di?
gestion. As peculiar in its cura?
tive effects as in its composition.
Equally good for adults or children.
niicH?cont?ntr*l<a. Do.e mill, in qoftntUj-cart*
tc"i itt?n uno-lciitli MOt ? d?7.r*r hyn.Tro*tBl*jtni]
ea?b. Tantum" Poultry Ouiduiiiricc> Sc.jfiw ?1tli Ji.l
Sucrt or roor?. 1* 8. JOil.sSOS CO., Laien, Utax.
DohblnOs Eloctrlo Boap doo* not rhnntho
hun'K beim: ixf/e.-(/i; purr. Many vconlo at
fllcted with ball Klieum have been uurvu bylts
use. I'rcservvo and whiten* clothe*. Uavo
your groovr ordor It and try It how.
T.aree colonies of Chlneso aro to bo estab?
lished in Mexico.
IIot. It. P. Damon, Deotbxnd, Date., Niy*.
"lwo bottle* of Hull's CnUrrh furo coi-iploto
lycurcd uiy Uulu girl." SoW by Druyitlats.
The women of Wyoming bavo full auf
Ob* Thoa?ao.d Dollar*.
I will forfeit tbo above amount, it I fall to
prove that Kioroploxlon Istho liest medlclnoln
rxlstonoo for Dyapepftn.lmlUrvstlou or UlUous
Jiess. It Is a certain cure, nod nflordo Innno.
dlato rollof.ln CHH of Khlnoy und Liver Com?
plaint, Nervous Debility and Consumption,
iiomploxlon build* up the weak ?yeloin and
cures whero other remedies full. Auk your
druu?l?t for It and |tut well. Valunblo book
"Tuliu: Woith Knowing." ulan. samplo bottle
sent free; nil chnruoi prepaid. Addrwsa Drunk
Uu Hart, 83 Warrou street. Now York.
Tbo dog poi.ulullon of Now York is estima?
ted at 2>,. W._
FITS stopped Tree by Du. K link's Gur.vr
NunVK ltKsioiiKll. No Kits after llrst day'*
use. Marvelous cures. Treatise and Kltrlul
buttle tree. Dr. Khar, Uttl Arch St.. l'hlln.,Da.
There are 6 0 John Johnsons in (Jhlcngo'a
DncilAM'a 1'n.i.s act llko huikIo on - Wonk
Both tho method and results whon
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to tho taste, mid nets
gently yet promptly on tho Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, oleunses tho sys?
tem ofle.ctually, dispels colds, head?
aches and fovors and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is tho
only remedy of its kind over pro?
duced, pleasing to tho taste nud ac?
ceptable to tho Btoihnch, prompt in
its action nud truly beneficial in its
eiTects, prepared only from tho most
hoalthy mid agreoablo substances,
its mony oxcellunt qualities com?
mend it to all nud have mndo it
tho most popular remedy known.
Syrup or Figs is for salo in fjOo
and ?1 bot tles by all leading drug?
gists. Any roiiablo drugg'pjt who
niay not havo it on hand will pro
euro it promptly for any ono who
wishes to. try it Do not accept
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. ttCtV YORK. H.Y.
H E POSH
lltLY 11UUTHKUH, CO WiUTO
?Try s, c?wKc of il-.a.
and nocossitatos a groat outlay o:
balancoB any saving in cost.. P;
tho best and choapont nonp for h
IV AWAITING 101/
Whatever nmv ne your walk In life?moohsnle, far?
mer or mt-r.-lKiiil In fuel ?II cnllliiK'' Im
htiimlliiu and oxpcrh'n.o will ir.ull
i.f ilmr'iir, uu umiIIimiIIkii, ii cuviihir explfitnltlj
ririirlyiiinl i vi'lii lily Ii"?1 fnrS'tor 81 monthly yoi
nui^ttpiril <"Ui- distribution et mfunm
-illy. I^'llluluui, (/?*?? ..>'V".r Payment* ?f
,. .in a.ivt rhim-iil lipnd*. I Iii 11" your ??Imiico d
i [cB ifclj nud ? urel). IculUnianily urn
. u .?!!. (.,. pmilmlniktoili.>INTKIttfATION
AI. IIA.JKINO CO.. Si und :0 llrosdwny, N. V.
'i run your Hoot* and Hhun
?, tho Hit). Ilujr a linlr of
Murlan*? Counter A- llvcl Nlir
your dealer, or Mad
Ufic. In atatnp* KM receive* onlr
by mail. Wu guarantee lh*m t'>
koep (Im Hi cl Ktral^ht. llulo In
all ?Ire? for Imllun'. c' "
taii uibn't wear. Ulvu . of
. ..ny hoy can put Ihfiii on.
MORTON heel StIfFENERCO
UO Cliamhora SI.. Sr.vy York.
umlor the New Aal.
for i:: en:-, for up
pllcatlou. Kmploy the old reliable firm,
J. II, CltA I.DD. dc til)., WiHlilinton. P.O.
57R rOHtHO A i?ir>XTIlc?n benndo working
. U for in. IVi-n-itii pn-.'err-.'1 who can furnlah
?horwnu'l ?Ivo their whole tlma to the butlno??.
lOS ,c CO., Uli Mnlu St.. ftlciinioad, Vn,
NEW LAW CLAIMS.
A^ Milo B. UGYens&Cj.
Attorney*, I II? V St., Wn*liln?lon, D.O.
Urnncli Olticc*. Clevolaud. DetroD.CbicnBO.
OLD r LA MIS MKTTIiBU
I NI)KU NBW I.AW.
."o'dlfr/i, Widow*. Partnw, nod
i<f Information. Patiuci:
iiKtm, l>. C.
(w'Successfully Prooocutco Claims.
I Lnto I'rluclpal Kxfimlnar L'.B. Pension ?uronu.
|3yralnlaatiTar, IiwIJ j'U?hUih; cUIuib, altyalnos.
1 KTimV. roo'.-.k?eplnir, nujIneMFr.rm?,
,f I'cunian.liip, AiUunral.-. Shorl-amid. cte.,
"0 thorouiniy lau/lit by >.'AU? Clroulon fr?-.
Uryunl'? Dolle??, 1.17 >Ialu at., L'uftalo. M. Y
If. A. 1YP.IIMANN
\Va?lilneton, I). C
SLSil i oh tlUCCL
f f reo know how to pronerlr
tortbem. Fcr'Jfi cent?lnot?
y; n cannrocurtu liol'AC "" "
ripna: Oia tn^
rm ana csri
fc; and r
Please You, But
You Will be
PATENTED AUQi 18, 1887, iMnROYEOJUt^tUS?.
\S)tr3SSaMMMnK^Ai< 1) bUSPSNSOEYliS
h'ti",", Ml W?umatlo Cosy
HB;;and Na voum BeolUt*
iww TremMInj, Kcxuul Ex
ilji- rjlV-flsVii: MuaUon. Waallnp; ??
d|r.owen's ELECTRIC INSOI.ES.iKi%?:
?cm you IS plato ?.|',, ?,?".;,'<. Rite "Wc , 7l,la"
0WEN0OOElSTI,n0T?KI-? ft APPIIAKOK 00RS
!? N II :i o
HAIR ON THE FACE, NECK, ARMS
- OR AHY PART OF THI PtRSON
Q.ltaty IMi.ol.r.l tn.l ll,iu?-T~l ?liti ,h. ?r?
AcMJ.nl.lly lltBtf .?1*1 BolUlloa
?nil Ilia (TOM th fi.roror dratrorril with?
out Ilia pI.llllh'KMT Injury. Ilnrnile..
b?wiiti)rtotlio?kln. IT ('A N Not kaiu.
anylhluu llk? It.
f i.uuu i..win.i lur full'iiv.i t tu- ?H?hl.
?tInjury. Sent Iry mall. PrlCf. Ml.no
?it linltlo. Ai-onta wnntod. Full par?
Icmara|a?ai?d)aaiii (r?*. Addrcaa.
II nrularalat-nlcd) anil frci>. Addrcaa.
E M'F'Q CO,, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
CAUTION. ~~ ?,?"<? l"? ?"<'<'? "re.
wnuiiwna vnirrmiiuil, und nvwrv imlr
Im. Ulc mini., mill pilco ainmpi il uu bottom
11 ? ?n
W. La, DOUGLAS
UrH<'llil tulilri'u 00 IKistnl for vnlunlilu liir.inimtlotv
W. I.. ?Olli.1.ah, llruokton, Aim,,.
n St., Now York. Frico CO eta.
nd he convinced.*1'
Pfails to accompliflh trntisfoctory
roRulta in scouring and cleaning;
f timo and labor, yhjch, moro than
racticftl pcoplo v;ill find SAPOLIO
ouso-clconing and scouring.
IF YOU WIBII A/ry^- .
inircliarii onn of the- raj*
Iratnd KM ITU k WKHSON
anna. 'Um niirHt .mall fruit
nvar inniiiifaoliirt'd and thu
rlinlm of nil i.xjVrtH.
.ainifai'tiirid In ralllitiamnl 41-lf 0. Hin.
Iltini-doulil? untlfiii, h"?/?i!y Ili.inin, rliaa ami
arart-t modid*. t'oii.tiin tiil . ntlndv or bp*! ,.?
ly tvrnuu hl Morl,rjir. rtiHv liinpu ted for work.
Inanall'li and Kliv lt. i/Sr j in. inirlvoli.l for (luuh.
JlirnWI|lyn.l.lu./nrntr. Iioi.r.t l,.Ml.?!m, by
Clin.)' iniillONhlrl VtRr.lrfin Inn (is Unna whirls,
a'l iifl. n -"il l fi.r III' i/ri ii in, nrtli-li- aim an, uo?
nnW niind aide. Im( (Iihiu. iiiiih. -flip H.MITII fc
ml? wllli linn h limn.! mldii fa nri'l il?tn of onten??
ajid aro uiiiirmiiWil ivrrmt In i very dnlall. In
an., oil, ?iiiii iiii 'in i? im i in i very iiniaii. in
? l?t ii|wm liHviiiv II" KfiinliiM nrllcli,, and If rorir
rdvali-r'?ami-1 ami: ivyoii an or.li r n in lon<lilrtu?
I.?rv.X.-Q.-tnt-i&wXi ?nl rar..ful Bit.-ntlort.
iii'? ;r|.t,y..j.ul'.^.i-i r,*H>i4.|iiriili>lii< I uikiii an
.SMITH & mtJS()N,
?f*.Mi iillon llil. |.ni-r. Sr/nul
ARB THB OLDEST PA
A Purely Verjetalile
mffrcury or other Injuri
?nrl sure nlways. For ?,
Full printed directions
packa?e. Dr. Schenck
Lungs, Liver find Stom
dress Dr, J. H, Schenck
usinu with rneh :
lew hook on Th*
SKNT KKEfe. Ad?
WM. F1TQ & CO.,
1 Oti Corcoran Oulldlnp'Mhlngtori, t>. 0.
, ? k'liila In ?h?r
norallit. Mine. Or?o if WLf*B ?0CClMi?uu