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Attractive Bargains This Week-Morrison,
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Holiday Goods—Emil A. Schwarz.
Tin. Sensation or the Season -Lindsay &
i iris Gray Back Again Gray A O'Brien.
t’OAi George Gerber, Manager Coal Depart
meaf Knickerbocker Ice and Coal Cos.
• heap ( oi.umn advertisements—Help Want
•*3: r.'.i loyment Wanted; For Heat; For Sale;
’,u. l b neu.s T. Baruuin,- who knows how
to aiver.iso a circus, should Le given a
place in the next cabiuet. His services may
b* nebdcd.
'1 he iiitero-t in the Southern Forestry
<*r*;ig;rc;*i, which will meet i;i Atlanta next
W vinesdny. is an encouraging Fign, from
which may be drawn the conclusion taat
tome practical results will follow.
Several Now York clergymen devbted
their Thanksgiving sermons to denuncin
tiors of bribery in elections in notbern
stai • 11 hr bory could 1 e there
w u’d be special chum* for thanksgiving.
VS e Augusta Chronicle thiuks Yaniacraw
r-.tight to be w pod out. Almost all cities
have spec ml communities that ought to be
w .1, and out —that is, reformed; but the ques
tion w, hew is it going to be done? Will
the Chronicle throw soir.o light on the
subject? __
Tho High School Review, a semi-monthly
journal published in Washington, prints
n note from Mr. Cleveland to its manager,
subscribing to the journal, and raying in a
posts ript: “Address, after March 4, Buf
falo, N. Y.” T.. 0 note is dated Oct. 30, and
the Review wants to know if Mr. Cleveland
anticipated his defeat.
It is wbispertd that when Senator Sher
man went to see Geu. Harrison the other
day, he drove a very big nail in the coffin
of Gov. Foraker’s hopes for a cabinet posi
tion. If Senator Sherman should bo the
means of keeping Foraker out of a position
where he couid work mischief, he would be
entitled to the thanks of the country.
An Atlanta special announces that there
will be three election contests from Georgia ;
in the next house. The members whose
seats will be contested are Mr. Barnes, of i
the Augusta district; Mr. Candler, of the I
Gainesville district, and Mr. Carlton, of the
Athens district. The contestants will not
bo able to show that they are entitled to the
seats, but they will have a nice time loafing
around Washington, and doubtless a repub
lican house will pay their exnonses.
A correction is made of the report that
the. wife of Go, l . Boulanger was suing for n
divorce. A special to the Loudon Time*
says she isn’t, but thnt she bus retired, w ith
one of her daughters, to a convent. It is
not denied, however, that there is a very
wealthy widow in France who is willing to
gobble up Boulanger as soon as she can do
so legally. Does the impetuous general get
money from the widow to livo in sumptu
ous style? He is poor, and many people
have wondered who furnished him with
money. ,
The Philadelphia Press is still talking
about democratic plots to steal the next
House. Has the Press heard from Mary
land, Tennessee and Louisiana? Does it
know thnt democratic governors in those
states have issued certiiicatas to republicans
w hen, by taking advantage of tecimicali- !
ties, they could have issued them to demo- j
crats! Does it know that Ibis action has
about settled it that the next House wdi be
republican? Doe* it think republican
governors in other states would have acted
impartially under such circumstance*?
Gen. Harrieon and the South.
The impression is growing stronger that
Gen. Harrison will not admit that there is
any southern question, and will have no
southern policy. There is no reason why
he should. Mr. Cleveland has no southern
policy, and Mr. Harrison would make a
mistake if be should attempt to deal with
the south as if it were a section of the union
which required special legislation, or an
administration of the laws different from
that required by other sections.
The sooner the fact is admitted that the
south bears the same relation to the general
government that the other sections do. and
that no policy should be adopted and no
laws enacted which are not intended for all
the states alike, the bettor it will be for the
south and the whole country.
Gen. Harrison bus said nothing that indi
cates that he recognizes that the south will
require particular attention from him. On
the contrary, the little he has said, in an
swer to direct questions and appeals
from the south, leaves the impres
sion that his administration will
bo conducted as if there were no north, or
south, or oast or west, but that there is one
great country, united and harmonious.
About all the talk concerning a southern
policy has been by the press, and is
based upon the fear that a i attempt
will be made to bring the colored people
into favor, prominence and power in the
southern states by selecting the federal
office holders from among them.
Is it not a wiser and better course for the
southern newspapers to assume that Gen.
Harrison is an honest and patriotic man, of
sound political sense, who will endeavor to
do what is best for the whole country, than
to jump at the conclusion that he has a feel
ing of bitterness against the south, and will
use his power to humiliate the southern
people? If, after he becomes President, he
adopts a policy for the south, and indicates
a purpose to deal with all matters relating
to the south from an extreme partisan
standpoint, it will then be time enough
for the southern press to regard him aa an
eneinv of the south.
If he ts reported correctly, he said lately
that it was an insult to him to suppose that
he intended to shape his administration so
that it would recognize the southern people
us requiring treatment different from that
accorded to the people of the rest, of the
Union. This is in harmony with other
utterances of his. Is it not unwise, if not
harmful, then, for the southern press to
continue to assume that there is a condition
of affairs in the south that makes a south
ern policy necessary.
The Life Saving* Service.
The recent storm along the Atlantic coast
makes particularly interesting the report of
the life saving service for the last fiscal
year. It was quite a coincidence that the
report was made public at about the time
the great storm occurred.
There are 222 stations established—l7o on
the Atlantic coast, 7 on the Pacific coast v
and 45 on the lakes. Five new stations have
been contracted for—one at Point Allerton,
Mass, one at Metompkin Inlet, Va., oue at
Oak Island, N. C., one. at Fort Point,Texas,
and oue at Michigan City, Ind.
Since the establishment of the service in
1871, 4,390 disasters have occurred within
its scope, the value of the property involved
being $75,.-102,999, of which $55,297,(552 was
taved. The lives saved numbered 39,414,
and those lost numbered 5(51.
The record for the last year was the best
in the history of the service. The number
of disasters to vessels of all kinds was 544,
and 71 vessels were lost. The property in
volved amounted to $9,753,220, of which
$7,90(3,0(50 was saved; and the number of
lives involved was 3,950, of which only
17 were lost. At the different stations 743
shipwrecked persons were cared for.
One of the improvements made during
the year w as the connection bv telephone of
a number of stations, thus affording a great
advantage over the signal code. Telephone
service is now supplied at twenty-three sta
tions on the New Jersey com:, nine between
Cape llenlopen and Cape Charles, twenty
five between Cape Honry and Capo Hat
ter as, and several at stations on the lakes.
The cost of the service is about $1,000,1 00
a year, and the exhibit made in the saving
I of life and property shows that the money
could not be put to a better use.
The House Drainage yetera.
There has not much been said in public
for a week or more about the proposed
house drainage system. It is tair to assume,
therefore, that no plan lias yet been decided
Tho fall has post, and the w inter has
beguu. In four months it will bo warm
weather again—at least so warm that it will
not bo advisable to disturb the soil.
Is it probable that a drainage plan can le
agreed upon within a month from this time?
If so, can the plan be put into practical
operation iu three months? The authorities
will have to make better time than they
are now doing if we are to have a house
drainage system this season. It may l>e
that they are making as much progress as
is possible under the circumstances,and there
is no use in saying uow that the undertaking
was not begun as promptly as it should
have been. The authorities should bend
all their energies to the work now, with
the view of completing it within the next
four months. Not an hour should be lost.
It will boa mistake to get the work half
done, and have to abandon it ou account of
the warm weather. Every moment now is
precious. If the authorities are in earnest,
they should not permit slight difficulties to
cause delays.
It has been said that the Rev. Sam Jones’
converts generally “stick,” but an alleged
one in Kansas City did not. His name is
Chapman, and Mr. Jones was so impressed
with him that ho made him the agent for
his books. Chapman joined the most aris
tocratic church in the city, and now ho is
in trouble. He was arrested the other day
for being the leader of a band of pick
pockets. This doesn’t prove, however, that
I Mr. Jones’ converts don't "stick.” It is
altogether probable that Chapman pro
[ I essed to be converted as a part of a pro
j gramme he had mapped out.
Capt. Walpole, whom Valery Wiedeman
sued for breach of promise in London the
other day, has been "exonerated”—that is
what the cablo calls it. It happened in this
wise- The young lady was asked several
questions in court which tended to draw
public attention to her former immoral
conduct. Rather than answer them, she
declin 'd to continue the case, and the judge
stopped the trial and a verdict was rendered
for tne defendant. Fo Capt. Walpole was
“exonerated.” His American wifo proba
bly feels his “exoneration” very keenly.
Lovers of prize lighting have not almu
dotted the hopte of a contest between Fulli
van and Kiirain, but it appears that they
might as well. Sullivan is probably out of
the ring to stay.
The Man for Mayor.
About everj’body who feels an interest in
this city is discussing the fitness for mayor
of the different gentlemen whose names are
mentioned in connection with that office.
Everybody admits that someone should be
selected who can give the greater part of
his time to the duties a mayor is required
to discharge, and who is a man who not
only has good business qualifications, but
w’ho feels a deep interest in the city’s wel
fare and who is an enthusiastic and earnest
believer in promoting the city’s prosperity
by moans of such public improvements as
the city’s financial condition will permit.
There are genteinen mentioned for mayor
who would render the city excellent service.
They are men of integrity and high charac
ter, ami have the ability to fill the office
acceptably. There is not, however, a
unanimity of opinion with respect to any
one of them. <)oe objection is urged against
one, and another objection against another.
It is noticeable, however, that none of the
objections touch the fitness of tho candi
dates. They are of a personal nature, and
grow out of business transactions, previous
p> litical complications, or something of that
In view of the importance of tho mayor's
office, and the necessity for having an effi
cient man in t hat position, ought there hot
to boa general willingness to sink personal
considerations, au l to unite in promoting
tho public good? If friendships, hopes of
reward, likes and dislikes, and desires to pay
off old scores are permitted to control those
who have influence with their fellow-citi
zens, the city may become saddled with a
government that will not only retard her
prosperity, but will be a continual source
of humiliation to every citizen who feels a
pride in the city’s good name and commer
cial prominence.
The best man whose services can be ob
tained should be put in charge of the city’s
affairs. A strong municipal government
lias an immense influence in helping the
city forward. To draw capital and immi
grants a city must have a government that
commands respect at home and abroad.
In the next few months it will be de
termined. in all probability, whether tho
harbor or this city is to lie deepened to 28
foot. The city should have men in charge
of her affairs who are capable of assisting
in determining this question. Public im
provements have been begun and others
are projected which will cost hundreds of
thousands of dollars, and will have a vast
influence on the city’s future. These im
provements ought to be directed by level
headed and progressive men of affairs.
In selecting a mayor and councilman the
good of the city should be placed above
everything else. If this feeling is permitted
to control, there w ill be no great difficulty
in selecting the right inan for mayor, and
in choosing good men for oouncilmen.
A Match for tho Ironclad.
If the new cruiser Vesuvius, which made
a satisfactory trial trip from Cramp’s ship
yard, at Philadelphia, a few days ago, can
do all that i9 promised for hor, it is a ques
tion whether there is auy occasion for
spending money in constructing coast de
fenses. The armament Of the Vesuvius
will consist of pneumatic guns, which
throw intro-gelatine bombs. These guns
have been brought to quite a high state of
perfection by Capt. Zolinski, who has been
experimenting with them for several years.
His experiments have attracted a great deal
of attention, and have excited comment in
military and naval circles in this country
and Europe.
if the Vesuvius proves to boa success,
the day of ironclads will b© over, because
the bombs from her pneumatic guns are ca
pable of knocking any ironclad to pieces.
It is not necessary for the bombs to fall upon
the deck of au iron clad to do destructive
work. If they explode at quite a little dis
tance from her, they will render her ma
chinery useless and unlit hor crew lor duty.
Mr. Park Benjamin has an article iu the
December Forum, on “The New System of
Naval Warfare,” in which, speaking of the
Vesuvius, he says: “If tho enemy’s iron
clad awaits the attack motionless, she will
necessarily have hut a few minutes, after
lighting her opponent, to do a fatal injury;
if she advances, this period will necessarily
be shorter still. The moment the Vesuvius
finds herself within 1,500 yards of hor mark,
she can launch 1,800 lbs. of nitro-gelatiue,
the explosive energy of which equals about
3,400 lbs. of dynamite, or more than 10
tons of gunpowder, and this can be repeated
every two minutes; or, if the guns be dis
charged singly, a 000 lb. shell can be fired
every forty seconds. It is not at all
improbable that after a few of these pro
jectileshad exploded in her immediate vi
cinity, there would be no ironclad.” Muoh
smaller amounts of explosives can be thrown
by the pneumatic guns than above in
diratod, and in proportion as the bombs are
* mailer, the range is greater. A bomb of
200 pounds can be thrown a mile and a
half, and on© of 100 pounds two miles The
gun is a huge revolver, and as it is at present
constructed, three of the heaviest shells can
be projected per minute.
It would be rather remarkable if the ex
periments in naval matters in this country
should render ironclads useless. It was this
country that proved that the period of
wooden war vessels had come to an end.
The Monitor marked the beginning of tho
period of armor 3d ships. Tho appearance
of the Vesuvius with her pneumatic guns
will be watched for with interest.
The latest alleged case of yellow fever In
New York turns out, like the others, to bo
somethii g else. The supposed victim was
Raftaele Velana, of Jacksonville. Tho New
York limes says Velana will leave the hos
pital in a day or two, and adds: “When re
ceived there ho was hilarious from lilieral
doses of quinine and whisky, and he had an
alcoholic fever, which has passed away.
He was at Jacksonville selling fruit for six
months, and yellow fever carried away his
brother, brother-in-law and an employe.
He failed in business and started north last
week, passed six days at Camp Ferry, ami
got here on Tuesday. He went on a carouse,
and Wednesday morning had such a head
ache that a friend thought it best to dose
him with quitiinn and whisky, and I)r. Wil
son, to be safe, gave notice to tho sanitary
The Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Sun says he finds a strong and
pretty general sentiment among loading
republicans that the policy of the Repub
lican party toward the south must be to
place congressional elections under federal
control and to set up Me hones all over the
section. This would lie bad for the south,
but perhaps a polit y of that sort could not
lx* carrie< i out
Gen. Harrison is not saying much, but he
is writing a good ffiatiy letters First
thing he knows he will write something
that he will regret the rest of bis life. Ti e
pen is inure dangerous than the tongue.
Trouble Ahead.
From the New York World (Dem.)
James G. Blaine means to press his claim for
a seat at the h‘*ad of Mr. Harrison’s cabinet.
This is authoritative. And it may be added,
that right here the tr< )üblo begins.
Boston Says They Do.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer (Dem.)
The question whether animals suffer from the
toothache is answered affirmatively in Boston.
In that town, where the elect are supposed to
know everything, the teeth of the pet dogs are
regularly attended to by dentists. False teeth
will come a little later.
Call for a New North.
From the New Orleans Picayune (Dem.)
For our part, we would prefer to hear some
thing about Gen. Harrison's northern policy.
We have been on the lookout these many years
for anew north. It is pretty generally admitted
by intelligent observers that the new south is
au accomplished fact. But the north, though
many of its people are in some important re
speets progressive, has apparently stuck hard
and fast in the hog of an effete fanaticism. Us
orator* and its editors are still harping on ques
tions which have no practical importance what
ever. Their whole influence is reactionary and
A Popular Theme.
From the Philadelohia Ledger {Pep.)
Southern industries continue to nbsorb a
great deal of northern capital, and the r<
s mrces of these states are rapidly being de
veloped or put in process of development, of
course, every company organized with million?
of dollars of nominal capital does not materi
alize. There are purely speculative enterprs s
I in the south as well as in the north, but the
cotton mills and iron foundries south of Mason
and Dixon’s line grow from year to year, and
those that are well managed give such good
returns as to encourage the establishment of
others. At some no distant day we may ex
pert to se t Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia.
Georgia, Virginia, end perhaps some other
states, quite as much manufacturing as agri
cultural communities,
Everybody is provided kek. The republi
cans will get tho appointments, a.v! the demo
crat s the disappointments in the next four years.
Elkhart Review.
The Hector— My dear 31 rs. Worldleigh, you
must miss your church much. I feel for you.
Mrs. Worldleigh I don't miss my church as
much as you would suppose, for I make Janet
sit at tlie window* Sunday morning, and tell me
just who are going by, and how they are dressed.
A fashionably item says. “Small silver
flasks, each capable of holding a gill, are now
carried by ladies.” What folly! The man who
accompanies hi * w ife or a lady friend to the
theater will still have an excuse to go out be
t ween the acts. A gill is not enough for one.—
Drake's Magazine.
“I saw a lovely bonnet in a window to-day.'*
said Mrs. Spite “It just became me, and was
a real bargain. '
“Did you buy it v ”
“No; I let that Miss Vanderwater take it. be
cause I knew it would make her look a perfect
fright. New York Sun.
•‘There’s one thing I like about that child of
yours, Kidby,” said Mr. Madison Squeer to Mr.
Kid by Nupop, after he had listened patiently to
the latest anecdote of the infant phenomenon.
“What's that?” queried the pleased parent,
with a glow of happy expectation on his fea
tures. “What is it you like about him?”
“lie ain't a twin/’— Puck.
Young Author Do you know that <>ur mail
service is in a most demoralized condition? It
seems to take a letter an age to reach its des
Old Friend—Have you been trouhled with it?
Young Author—l should say I had. I sent a
I>oem to a New York paper more than four
months ago and it hasn't been printed yet.—
“1 never felt- so utterly wretched before in
my life, 'said young Mynickle.wbo had re
jected by Miss Feilipsou. “I don’t believa lam
of any value at all in this world.”
“O. you shouldn't talk that wav," said Miss
Barabbas. his hearer, “you know you have
value. < *nly the other day 1 read of a thorough
bred calf which brought $2,50d.” Terra Haule
Allow me to congratulate you on your en
gagement. Tell me how it came about. I
thought you intended remaining single.”
‘ Yea. certainly; but 1 met the other day at a
ball a young and pietty girl, with whom I got
into conversation, and, only think, she confessed
that she, too, had decided to remain single.
Impossible to imagiue greater harmony of dis
position—and so we got engaged.' —Deutsche
William Brown, a Cleveland storekeeper, at
tempted suicide by culling his throat and then
blowing lnmself up with three kegs of powder.
Like a!i his other undertakings the attempt was
a failure. A man who will waste three kegs of
powder and dull a good razor in the effort to
take his life, when lie could have accomplished
the object with £ cents' worth of “Rough ou
Hats, " deserved to live and yearn in vain for
death.— Norristoum Herald.
Chairman Quay stands in dread of consump
tion. lie don't injure his lungs, lM)wev%r, by
talking too much daring the campaign.
Rev. Dr. Reasonrk, of Corvallis county, Ore.,
is the oldest Presbyterian clergyman on the Pa
cilic coast. Though 90 of age, he is able to take
an active part in the duties of his pastorate.
Lord Tennyson was removed from llasle
inere to the Isle of Wight last week. He seemed
to lear the journey well, but has suffered a
relapse, arul is now in a state of groat prostra
Sir Algernon Bortiiwick, owner of the Lon
don Morning Past, and one of the ablest politi
cians and shrewdest business men in London,
has an income ot $.*00,000 a year, chiefly from
his paper.
Frederick Wolskley, a brothar of the gen
eral, and an Australian squatter, claims a: ten
tion for having invented a sheep shearing ma
chine by which on** man can shear 110 sheep a
day, clean as a whistle.
Mr. Gladstone is reviewing and arranging
his correspondence. Vast quant it es haw been
destro>ed, but about 00,000 letters are to In;
preserved, and lie has built a fireproof room
tor them adjoining his Castle of liawarden.
F.x- Empress Eugenie’s physicians are cn
deavoring to induce bet to depart from her
present mournful existence and to mingle to
some extent in the world Queen Victoria and
Princess Beatrice seek to provide distraction
for her by giving musical soirees, the invita
tions to which she cannot easily decline.
Senator and Mrs. John Sherman and Miss
Mary Sherman have arrived in Washington
from their Mansfield, ().. home. Mrs. Gherman
wiil have a large party of friends for tho inuug
oration festivities. Ex-Preaident and Mrs.
Hayes and Miss Fanny Hayes have promised to
be the Ohio Senator’s guests at that time.
Samuel W. Dowd, who recently died in Madi
son. (’oun . at the ago of W, was one of a family
of five whose combined ages were 4K.*I years.
Some years ago the family moved from the old
Dowd homestead to anew house, ami they took
with them fire from the old fireplace, trans
ferred it to the new, and it has never been al
lowed to go out.
Mr Justu t/Lamar, said Tuesday's Washing
ton sVfir, dined with ths Host master (General
ai.d Mrs. Dickinson yesterday. Mrs Lamar is
in Macon, Ga.. atul will probably b * joined there
by Justice Lamar for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ij. C. Lamar. Jr., have apart
moots on K street. Mrs. Lamar, Jr . is devot
ing her time and skill to painting and drawing
Mr*. Umar expects to go to Paris with her
iiltle son m another year to pursue her artistic
nt udies.
John A. Joyce, author of "A Checkered
Life,' and other things, explain* how he came
to write l r ll i Wheeler Wilcox s poem, ‘ laugh,
and the World laughs with You.” He says:
This poein 1 wrote for the late Go -rge D.
Prentiss, |>o**r and Journalist of Louisville, Ky ,
In January. ISi.’’., It was at the wine room of
the old Gault house iu the presence of three
other jieople. I was then about 21 years of age.
and the circiiinstances of our wining, feasting
and laughing brought the line* to my mind. In
one of the Odes or Horace The Roman poet,
w hom I had rea lat college he speaks of laugh
ing and iieople will join hi; but ir you cry they
will not be so ready to respond, but will walk
nway. This |>oem of mine has been claimed by
three persoue, two men and one woman. It is
also in my scrap Isxik. signed by my numerous
friends, • xebange’ and 'Auonymous,' and it is
only one of twenty seven of mv .'kW brain
babtilos that l< been claimed by the thieves
and assassin# "f literature. Well, I forgive the
poor creature* who are trying to make a few
penuien out of my national notoriety, an*i con
mi! myself with tho sweet thought that the
world has the hues, anyhow." Joyce appears
to have mi limited cheek anyway Next thing
he ill lay claim to something or Longfellow’s.
For Cough* and Throat Dhordira ue
Brown’s Bronchial Troches. “Have never
changed my mind respecting them, except. I
dunk belie* of tliai which I began thinking
well of. ' lieu. Henry Ward Beecher. Sold
only in box***.
Reciprocity in Revelation.
From the Chicago Tribune.
They had just had tbeir first quarrel. The
violence of the storm had spent itself, but the
calm that followed was ominous.
“Mr. Gorkins," said the wife at last.with cold,
biting sarcasm, “you have often complimented
me on the beauty of mv teeth. Take a look at
them, if you please. H*‘re they are!"
And she took them out and placed them on
the table.
“Madame,” replied Mr. Corkins, without be
traying any surprise, “you have frequently
spoken of my glorious dark eyes. Here is one
of them. Oblige me by lookiogat it, madame.”
And he took out a glass eye and laid it beside
the teeth.
A Pass Written on Silver.
From the Chicago Herald.
The other day a gentleman bought a couple
of cigars in a Dearborn street cigar store and
threw out a silver coin in payment. It looked
like a quarter, but in a in* ment he pulled it
back hurriedly and substituted a real quarter.
Then he handed the coin to a friend and said:
“An uncle of mine gave me that thirty years
ago and told me to k<*en it. I met him the other
day, for the first time since, and he asked me
if I still bad it. 1 was glad I did.” It was
about the size of an ordinary quarter, and on
one side is the inscription: “Admit to Wood's
Minstrels, Temple of Minstrelsy. 501 and 563
Broadway, New York," This surrounds a cut
*if the tneater. Ou the other side is: “War
ranted pure silver. Wood's Minstrel* perform
every evening, giving a select and varied enter
tainment. Intrinsic'alue 25cents, 1H57.” The
coin's ring proclaimed it silver, and it ia a valu
able relic.
A Little Mistake.
From the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
A ouiet man with a very florid face was in a
crowd of hotel loungers uptown the other night,
and the discussion turned upon “beating" the
weighing machines which respectfully request
that a nickel be put into the slot. One fellow
could beat it with a wire pushed in until it
touched the spring which puls the weighing
machinery at work and lets the needle loose.
Another made it work by ii sorting a Knife
blade, and another put in a tinfoil nickel nicely
adjusted as to size and shajie. The quiet young
man said soberly: “Why put in anything? Blow
into the slot,” and jumping upon the platform
he fasted his mouth over the slot, and puffing
out his cheeks threw a small cyclone into the
Sure enough, the old thing worked, and the
needle registered his weight at 150.
“Well, I declare,” said one man.
‘ I'll be blowed," said another, with a view of
“Try it, ' said the young man; “it's easy."
So they all tried it; puffed and blew and dis
tended their cheeks until every one of them was
tired: but it didn't work.
“Blow harder."
They all blew until exhausted, and still the
needle never budged.
"That's funny.' and the young man stepped
up, blew into the hole, and it again worked
“\V v hy can’t we do it ?"
“Oh, you forgot to put a nickel in your mouth
The crowd fell down in the effort to reach the
bar first.
An Ostrich Race.
Los Angeles Letter to the Philadelphia Press.
At a command from the doctor, one of the
Madrasese keepers opened the doors of one of
the pens, and iu response to the doctor's call
two superb ostriches came running to him.
After careisiqg the gentle creatures for a few
moments, he Aowed them a handful of figs, of
which they wTe extremely fond. Two of his
men then restrained the birds by placing nooses
about their legs until he and myself had walked
to the other end of the course. Then, at a Big
ual from the doctor, the birds were released and
the race began. It was a rare sight. Ornithol
ogists tell us tliat the stride of the ostrich when
feeding is from twenty to twenty-two inches;
when walking, but not feeding, twenty-six
inches, and when terrified from lli|| feet to 14
feet. It seemed to me that in this race for a
handful of figs from their master these gigantic
birds covered the last named distance at every
Like the wind they came, their great necks
stretched forward and upward to their utmost
length; their wings, like arms, working with a
motion similar to that made by their legs, and
filling the air with a mighty sound like the rush
ing of a whirlwind. Nearer and nearer they
came, their speed increasing with every moment
till I was almost terrified lest they should run
us down, feeling certain that we could not with
stand the shook. They kept very well abreast
for nearly half the distance, and then one be
gan to forge ahead. He steadily increased his
lead till within a few feet of u, when he turned
his head, and seeing that his competitor was
considerably in tbc rear, he slackened his pace,
and .joggmg up to the doctor received his re
ward ia figs and caresses.
I’ll Strugiflo On.
I’ll struggle on
And keep my way through noonday heat and
O'er stony paths that wound rny weary feet;
While duty calls, my trials I will meet—
On to that blessed land of Beulah, where
Is rest and peace, and all is good and fair.
Though oft I wander in the gloom of night,
A noble aim shall be my beacon light,
Thus will l struggle on.
I'll struggle on,
.Nor shall the song of bird, nor soothing lay
Of purling brook that ripples in the glade,
Knlice me there to lie beneath the shade,
Nor cause me to repine, my feet to swerve;
I'll onward press, so dutv points the way.
Though I am weary, broken, sad and faint,
Nor heart, n**r lips, shall utter a complaint;
Aye, thus I'll struggle on.
I’ll struggle on,
Nor long to t'firn even though my halting pace
treads to no high reward of gold or fame!
E'en though my only title to a name
Is to have bravely run a noble race.
1 11 rest content in my assign.nl place.
So 1 may h.-ar the Master's kind voice say:
Well done," when comes the evening of my
So may I struggle on.
I'll struggle on.
My work shall be some w eary mate to cheer
Some stricken h**art, some cruel wound to heal.
Then, when my time is come, and I shall feel
The hand of Death and know* that he is near.
I’ll lay aside my staff, ami without fear
Will gladly welcome with iny parting breath
The glorious morning ushered in by d^ath.
Till then I’ll struggle on.
His First Entrasrement.
Fred E. Queen, tho theatrical manager, is a
son of tin* noted clog dancer. Gh&rles Queen
who died four years ago. Mr. Queen is himself
an accomplished dancer. He was with Maggie
Mitchell a nu in tier of seasons, with whom he
danced the fancy dances which are a strong fed
t ure in most of her performances. Tho story
of how his Father secured his first engagement
is told iii the Detroit t\ec Pi ess:
“In 1001," said Mr. Queen, “Morris Brothers'
minstrels were at tho hightof their glory in the
city of Boston. My father was then a youug
ster of is, and was employed in a doctor's office.
Dills and plasters had no attraction for him,
however, and he spent all of his spare time in
practicing the different clog steps that in* saw
the performers execute at Morris Brother.*' min
strelH. He ha*l a home-made pair of clogs, and
so industriously did he practice that by the time
he had mastered his steps tho doctor was ready
to give him his discharge for neglecting his
legitimate duties
“(>ne* out of a situation, he determined that
sine** his dancing had deprived him *>f one means
of making him a livelihood, it should gain him
another; so, doing up his precious shoes in a
newspaper, he went to Morris Brothers’ theater
and asked at the box office if they wanted a
dancer. It happened that one of tho inauagers
was in the box office, and thinking to have some
sport with my father, he asked him if ho was
ready to gi'* him a *f>ecime:i of hi* ability. My
father replied that he was, and w ith a quaking
heart followed the manager to the stag**, where
a number of the company were rehearsing.
“ ‘Here is a young man,' suit! the manager to
the leatler of the orchestra, ‘who wants to give
us r few pointers in clog dancing.'
•‘This little pleasantry of the manager* caused
a laugh from the actors, and they crowded
around my father and began to ‘roast* him.
** ‘Who made your sh**es?' asked one, as the
future clog dancer unwrapped his parcel.
** M maue them myself,’ was the modest
"There was another laugh, but determined
not to tie daunted, my father put on Ids shoes,
and walked down to the footlights.
“ ‘Have* you your music with you?' asked the
“ ‘No, sir '
" ‘What shall I play for you, then?*
“ ‘Anything at all.
“ ‘Oh, you can dance to anything, can you?’
“ ‘Yes, sir.'
“The loader started a well known dancing
air. and my father liegan to inovo his feet ‘the
I test he knew.' and, liefore he finished, the
actors who had laughed at him. exacting an
iguominous failure,gave him a generous 'hand.'
The manager engaged him on the spot, and it
was not long before he jumped into lasting
fame In the profession."
Said the rose to the snowdrop
make a 'combine,*
And enrich woman s mouth
The effect will be fine!"
She spoke t ruth, as patron* of BGZODONT know
•Sound teeth and pure breath it has power to
An Indiana woman who had a beautiful head
of hair sold it, and with parr of the proceeds at
once invested in a complete set of “switches'’
and “front pieces.”
The roof seats of coaches on Fifth avenue
Ne\y York, are supplied with rugs to wrap
about the knees of passengers who care to
brave the cold for the sake of the view.
An iNEßitiATgn fellow was drowned in a
street gutter at Stockton, Cal. He fell to the
sidewalk and then rolled off into the gutter,
which contained about 4 inches of water. He
was found a few moments later, but life was
"Another bio fortune is to lie distributed.
Christopher Meyer of New York, who is sup
posed to have been worth sl<\ooo,ooo, left a will
and codicil in such a shape as to provoke a con
test, as well as a dispute between the executors.
The lawyers now have the estate well in hand,
as it were.
Members of a church at Adrian, Mich., have
lieen supporting an old widow there for two
years. The other day she went on a spree,
when she boasted that she had been saving the
money received from the church for that pur
pose. An investigation showed that she pos
sessed $ 100.
The whaling bark Josephine (now at San
Francisco) caught two “whale killers” in the
Japanese Sea. The killers are exceptionally
rare, aud not a member of the Josephine's crew
had ever before seen one. Both fishes were
easily captured, and the head of one of them
was brought to port. It shows a row of large,
savage-looWing ivories, numbering forty-four.
When discovered, the killers were engaged in
an attack upon'a whale,
John Harris, a Waco (Tex )boy, started from
Senator Richard Coke's farm, below Waco, on
the Bra/.os, on horseback, carrying a quarter of
beef, intending to deliver it at a point on the
other side of the river. After he reached the
wildest of the route the wolves, attracted by the
smell of fresh meat, gave chase, and the boy
was compelled to drop the beef to save himself.
After eating the meat they pursued the boy
again, but having a fleet horse, he escaped.
A Mobile paper incites the people there
abouts to set up crab farms as a source of reve
nue. and shows that it is both possible and prof
itable by reference to the animal's history.
Four times in a year does he shed his shell to
grow’ a bigger one, and while the new one is
hardening he is that morsel for gourmets, the
soft shell. The plan is to inclose reaches of
san ly beach with a tight fence higher than
high tide. They will put into this all crabs when
caught, and market them when just at the
right season.
The wave motor, which was begun at Point
Lobos, Cal., about three years ago, is nearly
completed, As described by a San Francisco
paper, it is a machine for utilizing the dashing
m of the waves by taming their power into
practical use, such as furnishing water for
sprinkling the streets. Hushing the sewers, and
even driving cable oars. Only one piston has
been put in as yet. This pumps at the rate of
three barrels a minute. The motor will run
from eighteen to twenty hours per day,
and if the wind aud tide are favorable can be
worked throughout the whole twenty-four.
Eight more Indian skeletons have been un
earthed In Winthrop, Mass., near the place
where several were found some weeks ago. Five
of the skeletons were found Saturday inn group
by themselves, and were apparently the re
mains of a brave and his squaw and three pup
pooses. Near these were found a small roll of
copper, evidently worn as an ornament, aiul a
part of au earthen vessel. Within five or six
feet lay a solitary skeleton under the skull of
which portions of wampum were found, and
near by a quantity of beads. These were about
three-fourths of an inch long and an eighth of
an inch in circumference.
A traveler tells the following seemingly in
credible story to illustrate the insensibility of
Maoris to pain: My friend had given a Maori a
pair of bqots, but they were too short for him.
For some *ii le he endeavored to force them on,
but this was impossible: so he seized a small
tomahawk, and cut off his large toe to the
length of his other toes, and then applied some
juice of the flax plant (“Phormium tenax”) to
the cut to stop the bleeding, and pulled on the
boot, which was not removed until the toe
healed. He put on the other boot after a simi
lar operation. I have known several instances
which appear to prove that the Maoris are less
sensible to pain tnan Europeans.
From tbe report of the Japanese railway
bureau for the past year it appears that rail
way constructors in that country have to meet
an unusual number of difficulties, owing to the
physical geography of Japan. One line of 205
miles in length Involves the construction of ten
tunnels. 16,000 feet long, and the bridging of
eleven rivers. One of the latter, so it is as
serted. has a velocity in time of Hood of 27 feet
per second, aud in another the brick piers have
to be sunk to a depth of 80 feet. A range of
mountains is crossed atahight of 1,468 feet.
Part of another line ascends to a hight of 3.144
feet, and during five months of the year work
is rendered impossible by the snow.
The Siamese ape is stated to be in great re
quest among Siamese merchants as a cashier
in their counting houses. Vast quantities of
base coin obtain circulation in Siam, and tbe
faculty of discriminating between good money
and bad would appear to be possessed by these
gifted monkeys in such an extraordinary de
gree of development that no human being
however carefully trained, can compete with
them. The cashier ape meditatively puts into
his mouth each coin presented to him in busi
ness payments, aud tests it with grave delibera
tion. His method of testing is regarded in com
mercial circles as infallible; and, as a matter of
fact, his decision is uniformly accepted by all
parties interested in the transaction.
That marvel of modern engineering, the
Eiffel tower, on the Champs de Mars, Paris,
which was expected to be one of the ornaments
of next year's exposition, is said to be. in point
of architectural beauty a dismal failure. A
letter from an American in France is pro
nouuced in its condemnation of the great iron
structure. The writer says: “I wanted to stay
in Paris, but that tower, which is now 800 feet
high, worried me out of my plan. It haunts
you. You cannot heip seeing it, and the more
you see it, the crazier you get. Inm now 200
'miles from l’uris, yet the first thing I see when
I get up in the morning is that awful tower. It
is a terrible bore. When it reaches its full
hight, one will be able to see it, I guess, all over
France. I shall then go to Africa."
The major.ty of deaths from lightning occur
in the level open county—trees, villages and
thickly built up towns and cities, by their pro
jections in the air. serving ns conductors and
thereby protecting the inhabitants from direct
stroke. The loss of life annually throughout
the world is very great. In European Russia
from 1870 to 1877 no less than 2,270 persons were
killed by this cause. In Austria during the same
time 1,700 persons w'*ro likewise killed. In
Prussia It is reported that 70 persons are an
nuaily killed. Ten thousand persons ar** re
ported as having been struck during a period of
nine and twenty years, with 2,252 deaths in
France, while in the United States, during 1870
alone 20'.* deaths from lightning were recorded.
When a farmer at Uatskill, N. Y., went into
his barn the other morning he was startled at
seeing a pair of eyes gleaming from the hay
mow. Taking a pitchfork ho rooted out the
intruder, which proved to be aii unusually large
wildcat. The animal showed fight, but the
pilch for* was a formidable weapon and before
many minutes had pas sed the cat lay dead on
the barn floor. The farmer threw down the
fork and was viewing his prostrate foe when he
hoard a peculiar cry, ami Almost immediately
another wildcat jumped from the mow above
and l>egan tearing and clawing viciously at hie
face anil clothing. The attack was so sudden
that tlm farmer was unite unprepared, and,
though he kicked and clubbed the ugly brute,
the left sleeve of his coat was torn completely
out, and deep, ugly scratches covered Ins neck,
left shoulder and both arms. He flually dis
patched the creature.
The power of words is illustrated by the fol
lowing, related in the Mechanical NtV'n: A
wealthy man who owns a country residence,
recently became dissatisfied with it, and deter
mined to have another. So he instructed a
real estate agent, famous for his descriptive
powers, to advertise it for sale, but to conceal
tbe loMtion, tailing purchasers to apply at bln
office. In a fow days the gentleman happened
to see the advertisement, was pleased with the
Account of t':e place, showed it to his wife, and
the two concluded it was just what they
wanted, and they would secure it at once. So
be wont to the office of fea agent god told him
that the place he had advertised was such a one
as he desired, and he would purchase it. The
agent burst into a laugh ami told him that was
a description < f bis own house where he was
then living. He read the advertisement again,
cogitated over the ‘grassy slopes," ‘beautiful
vistas,' smooth lawns.' etc., anu broke out: ‘ls
it possible 1 Well, make out my bill for adver
tising aud expenses, for by George’ I wouldn't
sell the place now for three times what it cost
me.'" __
The Georgia Southern and Marie* rail
road bonds are fast passing into the bauds
of investors, and will soon be selling above
par. Macon, Augusta and Savannah brok
ers have a few Georgia Southern and Flor
ida bonds for sale.
Its superior excellence proven in millioms of
homes for more than a quarter of a century. It
is used by the United States Government. In
dorsed by the heads of the Great Universities os
the Strongest, Purest and most Healthful. Dr.
Price's Cream Baking Powder does not contain
Ammonia, Lime or Alum. Sold only in Cans.
Wonderful Chill and Fever Expellei
t cures the chills and fever, tones on the system
ives an appetite, bringing strength and health to tb
To those who are suffering from
Coughs, Colds, Chest Pains, Pneu
monia, Rheumatism, Sciatica and
other pains so general at this season
Til S' of the year. Such sufferers feel far
lUL greater interest in Benson's Plai
ter, a remedy w’hich never fails to
T AKIFF afford prompt relief w hen faithfully
1 AlUr f and intelligently used. This plaster
has made a reputation solely on its
10 BP merits as a scientific remedy, com-
UT pounded on scientific principle by
chemists of undoubted ability and
IITTI F integrity. Its great and increasing
LI I ILL popularity has induced unscrupu
lous imitators to put many fraudu
f ]ent counterfeits on the market.
U 1 LIILO I careful buyers always ask for Bkn
son's Plaster and refuse all others.
Send two-cent stamp to Sea
bury A: Johnson, 21 Platt street,N.Y.,
for a copy of Instructions from the
Doctor, a valuable household book.
induce a man to pay seven or eight dollars forj
a pair of Shoes after he has once tried a pair of
the JAMES MEANS $4 SHOES. Retailers who are
up with the times sell them in all parts of the
United States.
% You cannot afford to do wlthont them. ,
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Shoes from our celebrated factory are sold by
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and we will place them easily within your reach
in any State or Territory if you will send us a
postal card. JAMES MEANS & CO., 41 Lincoln
street, boston. Mass.
Full linos of the above Shoes for sale by A. 8.
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Strauss Bros.
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