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The Keely Motor But One of
Nailing n lMntuoiid Sllnc-Hovr Fitly
I'ntindHol cciim IMnntod In Color?
ado iiui-o iticii rmit?Adventure*
ol au Amnion Alchemist.
(San Francisco ChTOnlolo.)
The sensational announcement that
tliu Kcoly motor, tho promise of whose
marvelous powers hat* for a score of
years thrilled the expectant world,
turns out to have been a fraud from
beginning to end, as most people be?
lieved it was, sustained by all manner
of cunning devices, of which tho public
has so far only received an inkling,
calls to mind numerous notable decep?
tions that havo from time to time been
perpetrated upon our shrewd hard
headed and astute modern civilization.
The most daxxling swindle ever pcr
petratetl upon a trusting public was
launched in San Francisco on tho 1st
of August, 1872, when IL went literally
crazy with excitement over the an?
nouncement made by men whose very
names seemed to cany convincing
proof of its reliability that diamond
fields of inconceivable richness had
been discovered in Northwestern Colo?
rado at .1 point about forty-five miles
?outli of Itlaek B?tte, and near the
[Wyoming line. Thai very evening a
formal meeting was solemnly called at
tin; Grand Hotel, to which members of
the press Were invited, and George D.
Itobcrts, spealdpg for Iiis associates,
entered into a detailed explanation of
tho new discoveries, staling that the
tract covered not less than L'.oiui acres,
and that more surface prospecting
with :i pan in the hands of two men
hail resulted in tin; recovery of between
$50,000 und $100,000 worth of precious
stones, comprising diamonds of the
purest water, rubles, garnets, sap?
phires, amethysts and emeralds.
He presented a report from the cclc
brated local minim; expen. Henry .Ta?
llin, who had carefully examined the
ground with n limit of 160 acres und
defined it:, character as a gem-produc?
ing region in glowing terms. Itobcrts
added thai he would decline to give
private reports which he had r telved
us to its richness, but that with two
mountain streams close by whose
waters could he utilised for hydraulic
washing, tin: future development of
tin- district was almost beyond the
power of man to compute. His asser?
tions v. i re supported^ by Buch 'men',as
William i'. Ralston, Thomas Hell, Mil?
ton s. Latham, Albert Gtinsi, General
David I>. Colton, William F. Bnbcock,
Thomas H. Selby, Louis Bloss, William
M. Lent, Mauri..- Dore, A. Harpcnding,
General Dodge and S. I.. M. Barlow
lind ?oorgq Ii. McClellun, of New York,
all of whom wero directly int.-rested in
the San Francisco and New York Min?
ing and Commercial Company, which
had bcon incorporated to develop the
diamonds Holds, und nil of whom hud
sincere faith in tho discovery. Fifteen
thousand shares of tin- stock were Is?
sued ,nt it par value of $10, and in less
than twenty-four hour:- all had been
subscribed for and people wde crying
for more.
Ralston accepted the office of treas?
urer mi tin- condition that all tin- stock
Should remain in his hands until the
presence of the precious Btoncs should
be verified by tie- highest .authority,
and this fuel saved many of San Fran?
cisco's first citizens from hopeless ruin
Clarence King was called upon to make
n searching examination of the Held,
and simultaneously J. F. Berry, n well
known mining expert and operator of
San Francisco, undertook n personal
Inspection oi' He- ground on his ow n ac?
count. Berry, v. ho was somewhat of
a Connoisseur in gems, nl mice pro?
nounced ihe diamonds to be gems from
tin- Cape of Good Hope, with a few Rio
Janeiro stones, ami Clarence King's
official report, offered a few days inter,
confirmed He- growing apprehension
tinii ihe whole sch.-tin- was n swindle,
perpetrated by Arnold und Slack, the
alleged original discoverers, win. had
all this time kept Quietly and wisely
in the background. The swindlers lied
to parts unknown.
Afterward .1. It. Cooper. ..f San Fran?
cisco, made a full confession ..f U+?
whole swindle. Implicating himself,
Blacs and Arnold, and relating Ihe
manner in which Bubery. Roberts.
Harpendlug ami General Dodge had
been victimized. Arnold, noting tor
tie- trio, had bought fifty pounds of
splnelle rubies, garnets, sapphires and
other stones from l lie Indians at Fort
Defiance, .\. T? ami with $41,000 worth
of rough diamond und other precious
stones previously purchased in London,
had carefully selected tin- Colorado
field with a view of Its favorable geo
loglcol conditions, and spent several
days in salting tie- tract after a most
plausible and scientific plan.
Then they decoyed Louis Janln, Mr.
Harpendlrtff and General Podge to the
fields, artfully dem..nstrated the pres?
ence of tho gems, surveyed the ground,
elected <Jener.il Hide... r.-der of the
Golcondn district hnd the most pic?
turesque swindle of tile century was
artistically launched.
Foremogl In the ranks of the world's
Jtnils. Skin Eruption*, I'lrrts, Vluiples,
J-'t rrr Son's, litiZCIHtt? Serofttla, CiuircrHp
To prote the itondtr/vt iita(int> poietr <\f It. I:. It.,
tttrytuffertr may rcttitt ,i SAMPLE DOTTLE
c/ II- It. /:. FE i: i: Ii)" HA IL.
I'..lt.lt., Botnnla Blond Balm, ha- a
liiaiieiy mer all Blood Diseases which
no.it tier remedy oven approaches. B.B.It.
llt. rallv drives the poi?.ii- had blood,
out of tin- body, bones, and entire System,
leaving the ih-sh pure and free from
blemishes. While B.H.Ii, is a powerful
blood remedy, it can be taken with per?
fect safety by old and young. It. II. It.
leaves no bad after effects, and Ihr cures
ore permanent.
Tumor?, Ulcers, or Cancer et tin- Nose, i'.yc, Mrs
j?ir, Keck, Breast, Sumach, Legi,or -vrum. arc all
rural.!.- by Ur lt.U-, wlilch (( made especially to cine
all terrible uti.e.1 liiieaiei. Persistent Sores, Blood
nti.l Skin Blemishes, that ii-s.m oilier treatments,
art- quickly cured by li.li.n. Skin Eruptions, Pun
plcs, Red, Itehlag Eczema, Scales, Blisters, ite.i or
Jlrown Patches, Blotches, ete,, are ull one to bail
blood, and beaceeosily cured by i-..it.it. Syplipitia
Blood I'oiion literally Urnen from the system by
n.B.B. in i.ne le flve nuntlu. B.B.B. dees not con
taln vegetable or mineral poison, one in>ui? win
test it in any case. I'?r sale by ilrup^lft* every
where'. Large botiie?, SI,tlx for ?5. ?end?stamps
for t-eok sad tree tainple bottle, w blch will t>e sent
t.y r.-iurn mail. Wrtea yon write, describe, symp?
tom*, an.t personal fie., medical advice will ?t
Coco. Andres? blood palm Co., Atlanta, Cia.
swindlers probably stands Alfred Fa
raf, a native of Alsace, hunilsomc. pol
Ished, well educated; noted tor bis keen
Intelligence and ready wit, as well us
bis manly qualities. He was remark?
ably proficient in chemistry, taking a
genuine delight in the study in hin
youth, and following Iiis early educa?
tion with ;v series of chemical experi?
ments in his own laboratory. After lie
left school he set out upon his travels,
and. having exhausted the funds allow?
ed him by his father in profligate ex?
penditure, he found himself stranded
in Glasgow. This incident may be said .
to have launched the clever young fel?
low upon the career he afterward pur- I
sued to his eventual disgrace and,
downfall. He engaged the most ele?
gant suit of rooms in the most fashion*
able hotel, visited a firm of wealthy i
manufacturers und announced himself
ns the discoverer of a new and cheap
dye for calico printing. Plunging imo
the laboratory of the establishment,
the brilliant young.fellow actually suc?
ceeded In supporting bis assertions and
whs rewarded with ?4,000 In gold for
the right to the use of his new coloring
pieces.;. This sum was soon dissipated
In new extravagances, and, again re?
duced to sore straits, he compounded
a new color and sold the secret of the
dye Pi hM uncle, a rich manufacturer
in Paris, tor 50,000 francs.
Before this sum was entirely scat?
tered to the winds he landed In New
Vork. made himself known as a dis?
tinguished chemist, and cleared $C').
000 by the sale of n new "annlinc
black," Bucceedi d in escaping with bis
spoils before the real owner and pat?
entee of the process arrived to dispute
Iiis claims. He next swindled Governor
Sprague, of Rhode Island, out of $25.
000 on a tabled process for the cheap
extraction of madder, and during the
eighteen months that elapsed before
the bubble burst is known to have in?
curred expenses ex..ding SPio.ooo, con?
tracting large pecuniary obligations of
ready money in addition to ids outlay.
He next invented oleomargarine and
contrived to organize u stock company
with a capital ?.f $500,000 for Its manu?
facture. Investigation proved that he
had only worked out the idea, of the
Parisian. Mcgc Mourlcx, the original in?
ventor of the process, but then Paraf's
American company dispatched a son of
Prof. Dorcinus to Paris to save its own
standing by the purchase of the Ameri?
can right, which was obtained for ?10.
-Pa rufi still it lai--tT?'ten clioldii. next
came to San Francisco to dispose of
the right to manufacture oleomarga?
rine in this State ami to superintend
the erection of works. During bis ab?
sence Hie old company in New Vork
collapsed and a new one was founded,
from which Paraf was excluded. Pa rut
then disappeared from San Francisco,
where his career had been marked by
the same lavish style of living, and
was next heard from in Santiago,
Chill. He was occoiupanicd by his pre?
tended servant. Francisco Rogcl, who
afterwards turned out to be a skilled
chemist, and aided and abetted by bis
clever accomplice be launched upon the
unsuspecting Chilians the most ilagrant
swindle known in history. Presenting
himself t<> Hi., highest olllchtls and so?
cial leaders of tho South American Re?
public, ingratiating himself with them
by means of his accomplished manners
and brilliant Intellect, lie conllded to
them trie wonderful Intelligence that
he was the discoverer of a process by
which the dreams of tin- ancient al?
chemists could bo realized and the base
metals be transmuted into gold.
A series of experiments, which Paraf
knew so well how to conduct, persuad?
ed them of the truth of his claims, und
they zealously embarked upon ihc
enterprise. Smelting works were built
and preliminary experiments resulted In
a yield or $18,000 worth of gold from a
single ton of low-grade copper ore. The
e. mpany's stock ran up to fabulous
prices. Shares, the par value of which
was $1,000, sold at $140,000 apiece. Pa?
raf, disposing of his own sio. k when
the excitement ran highest, is estimated
to have placed .,000 to his personal
Credit. He delayed escape from the
I country a little too lone;. ..\ director of
the company, having Iiis suspicious
aroused, conducted some private ex
i pertinents In the smelting works dur
I ing the nbseni of Paraf ami Rogcl,
and the discovery was made that all
the gold discovered bad been placed in
the "re-agent" which Paraf claimed to
have discovered.
This substance was found to lie a
hyposulphidc of sodu and gold, which
resists the rposl powerful re-agents
known, but readily yields to metal con?
taining oxide of l ad or iron. Paraf's.
life was only saved by bis rescue from
the Indiana in populace by the pIUc-is
>d' tile lUV..-lie Was .seilten, ed [S |,v,.
years' exile from Santiago, the time to
l.c passed at hard labor under guard
in tha Chilian settlement of Valdidht.
Unhappily for the ethics of the tale,
this sentence, pronounced on Septem?
ber 20, IS77, was two years later an?
When the President made Iiis two
calls on the country last year for vol?
unteers to light Spain. 200,i'i00 men left
their homes and employment to enlist.
Since the war has ended about 100,000
of these have been honorably discharg?
ed. Many of them went back to their
? ?Id empl ?yment and are engaged once
more in tlie peaceful nils. A great
number, however, have failed to get
work from on.; cause or another. In
a ere.ii many cases these ex-soldlers
ga.ve up good positions when the coun?
try needed their services with the un?
derstanding that when they were mus?
tered out they could go back to the
work they left when the war began.
lu many instances the former soldiers
now know that the specious promises
of getting back their Jobs wer., not
rhade in good faith, and they are now
reduced i.> very straightened circum?
stances, lu many cases men who lap Is
WOre the uniform of Uncle Sam's vol?
unteer army are obliged to practically
live on charity.
Tho same state of affairs was wit?
nessed at the close of the civil war and
has been the case after every war in
the world's history when largo numbers
of men were suddenly thrown out of a
means of livelihood by being discharged
from service after peace was declared.
In olden times these large bodies of
ex-soldiers h ive often been the cause of
much trouble to their country and have
In some instances fomented riots and
other expressions of discontent.
The Grand Army of the Republic was
first started to help the men who were
then discharged, and much good was
del:.' in the way of aiding the ex-flght
Crs and their families.
The men who composed the volunteer
army of the United States are very dif?
fer, nt from the class who created trou?
ble after many European wars. Tims,
men were mere lighters and knew no
other trade, while in the present In
. stance the ex-soldlers. In a great ma?
jority of cases were holding good posi?
tions before the war. Among them are
ministers, doctors, lawyers, electricians,
bridge builders. Iron workers, mechan?
ics, nurses and men in other walk:; of
The Song of the Cradle.
Bye.byelHope rises high:
There's n sweet little crn
die hung up in the skv;
^???-_?lA demr lilt 1c life that is
O-*"-" Z7^ coiuiup: to litese ;
'?if-' ) Two soil chubby bauds
.1 I \ t JL tUat will jut biiH caress;
v?_V' VjJt.-xA pure little soul wing
^ >vo/ C iug down from above;
A darling to cure for, a
In the Uub>'t0 U>VC
days when
Eve sinned
it was writ?
ten that
motUei hood
should here?
after be ac?
with pain
and sorrow;
but this
curse upon
I our fore
I parents has
i been light
: cued more
and mnn
, as mankind
have learn
I cd to rise
. superior to
many of their sins and mistakes.
One of the grandest agencies which en?
lightened Science has discovered to iclicve
motherhood from excessive suffering is the
"Favorite Prescription" devised by Dr.
R. V. Pierce, chid consulting physician of
the Invalids' Holet and Surgical Institute,
of Buffalo. N". V. This Wonderful "Pre?
scription " imbues the entire nervous sys?
tem with natural, healthy vitality; gives
elastic vigor to the delicate organism spe?
cially concerned in motherhood: renders
the prospective mother strong and cheerful
and ma.Ves the coming of bahy entirely free
i from danger and almost free from pain.
I The delighted gratitude of Mrs. Pearl
Walton, of Alvo. CaSS Co., Neb., will find
an echo in the heart of every expectaut
mother :
" Prcrious to the birth of mv child." writes
Mrs. Walton, ?' I had no appetite, was nek at my
stomach, had headiiche. cpuld not rest at night,
was completely wo'sn out In every whv I com?
menced to use llr. Pierce,'* t-avoVite Prescription
auB began to improve right away. 1 used two
botpen of tm.s (treat medicine and fell like a nrw
person At the tune of confinement I was in
fntfu but a little While and 1 owe it all to that
greiu remedy?Ur. Plerre-'s Favorite Prescrip
Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure constipation.
life, ami they arc, besides, from
state of the Union.
in Now York City-, however, the dis?
tress is seen more prominently perhaps
than in any other place because more
4f?o*wi?--luvv+.?Wen r,t+|JH.M~P-d?t-r? that
city by the hope of work. They sup?
posed thut it would bo easy to Und em?
ployment in sm h n nig plac e.
The Red Cross Relief Association is
doing what it cun for these men. The
association has the names of between
TOO and 1,000 men tor whom it is en?
deavoring t>> obtain employment and
can supply to employers workers ex?
perienced in almost any profession,
business or trade. They do not nsk for
high wanes, but wish only to earn a
During the few heavy snow falls that
New Y.u-k has had this winter some of
the ex-soldiers obtained work in the
Stre.-i Cleaning Department, ami citi?
zens hove several times stopped to
watch men dressed in the army uni?
form stooping to sho\ el snow from tin
Among the men who have applied to
the He-i Cross for work iri a preacher
from Texas, who gave up his charge
and enlisted OS a private. He thought
that he could get mission work to do
In New York after he was discharged.
He could gel nothing, however, until
UlC first call of snow, when the parson
went t<> work in a light summer suit.
When asked why lie gave up preaching
the gospel to shoulder a musket, the
Tex.in said frankly:
??| believe In teaching and preaching
the gospel of p. ace until tin enemy at?
tacks my country. Then Ihrvgospel of
peace becomes ineffective. Not hing but
solid lead, and plenty of it. Is nny sort
of use. I thought I COIlld better serve
Ihc Master by shooting Spaniards than
by talking religion, and so 1 just
Odd Reunion of Old Erlends in a V lie.
[Philadelphia Press.1
him?by jinks, it's him, nil but
ff!" thought ii ledger in the
twenty-second District Police station,
if Philadelphia, regarding a mnn
tet ess t he cage.
"It's hau, all rieht." muttered the
other man. "But he had two legs when
I knew him."
The men eyed each oilier. Then they
drew nearer together. The drat limped
around the second und dropped. Then
the second limped around the lirst and
"Ain't you Frank Williams?" asked
the lirst.
? Ain't you Ja.k Noyes?" asked tin
Then they tell on each other's neck
and wept.
"Who'd have though: it?" ?aid
Noyes, after the effusive greeting
"You and me walked out of Baltimore
two years ago this mouth as healthy
a pair of stonecutters as ever lost a
job. Now look a: us. Ho.w'tl you lose
your leg?"
"Train in Ohio," said Williams.
"Where'fl you leave yours?"
"Along tlie railroad somewhere up in
Maine, Fell off a blind baggage."
In the morning the turnkey let them
out. "We'll stick together this time,
won't we?" asked one.
"You hot we will," said the other,
and lashed together tin? two derelicts I
drifted away on the sea of life, looking
for a breakfast.
S?^ talk of the town has been ^3*!
of the wonderful
With which our bicycles are
equipped, Call and see how it is
Monliccllo llolcl Building.
?T-COST-^ 1
Jfc= Men's and Boys Rubber Boots, Men's Trunks at cost and below ^
5^: to close them. We will keep no more. rrj
?r: Extra value is offered in .Wen's Underwear, Over Sho*s, Soft and
Stiff Hats, Macintoshes, Shirts, etc. 3|
?r If there is another place so good at which to buy Men's Wear, ^
5^ lew have found it. 723
g 332 [Vi AI 3
220 Water Street.
Recommended by ourselves and others as the best -sold. Prices low, quality
Have been carefully tested and pronounced first-class. Prices cut low lo meel
the market.
Your interests demand that you investigate our goods and prices before buying
McD. L. WHENN, Proprietor. GEO. B. TO DD, Manager
The native who gnthers tho raw rub*
tier lints but little Idea Of tt>e uses to
ftillCll It Will 1? p.l!.
A larij assortment of articles made
f> m nigtily valuable substance U
nod tu nur stock of Totlet Goods
The ; irity of the rubber, and tlio skin?
ful uunifactunng, has produced articles
at equality which will give ?ntlrc satis
facti. ., under the most constant and try*
ng wear,
'' ? : ? , an advantage us purchase wo
mo ei ib| ! in offer them at prices very
much bi low normal.
Holt! hi if. hoi mi s ,v CO.,
PHONE i.J my2S-eod-su,w,f?ljj
W'c n *frol having small-pox among
us. and n Is the duty of every one to
use .\ ry precaution to prevent its
Cleanliness and Disinfection are cs
sentlnl ns n protection to ourselves and
our neighbors.
Thje ???dar. yard .and all drain piprsi
sh luld he dls nfected once a week with
one of the follow Ing :
CHLORIDE 1.1.Mi:, Sc., 10c. nnd l?c.
CARROXATED LIME, 20c. bucket.
CARHOLIC ACID, 25c. bottle.
CREOLE UM, 20c. and UV. t-jttle.
29? MAIN ST.
Goods delivered free In Portsmouth,
Berkley and Atlantic City.
::. L. MAYi't; v.m m. whalky.
Manufacturers' Agents, Importers and
Dealers in
anl supplies, Tools, Shafting and Pulleys,
Engines and Hollers, Pumps, injectors.
Synhones. Hose. ':on Pipe and Fittings,
valves, Cocks Sec'., Saws; Rafting Hear
j Bolts, Nuts, Washers, Pelting. Pack.ug,
? Waste. Iioa. Steel, Nails, oils. Cordage.
v a itu.ir.iuti.- the quality of our goods
and also prompt delivery, and with in
crcascd facilities we are prepared to meet
all ?? inpctltors Inquiries and orders ao
Julio uu-ly
Norfolk Iron Works,
0EO. W. DUVAX & CO.,
all kinds of machinery of the most im
proved patterns. Also repairing at. the
shortest hotl ? Particular attention to
.tea in boa l work. DUVAL'S PATENT
only perfect remedy f r leaky boiler
tubes. They can be ln.-erted In a few
minutes by any engineer, and uro war*
ranted to ?top leaks.
Henry Walke
And Railroad Supplies,
"Giant" and "Giant Planer.*' Leather
P.. - Giant," "Granite," and "Shaw*
nut" Bubbcr It.-ltit:;-.
Agent for Kuowlcs' Steam Pumping
Machine, o..ti-tf
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j *) ? Vit.I. Nt IT -
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For Over Fifty Years
Soothing Syrup
' has teen used for children wh la toeth.
Ill* || soothes tho child, s fien* the
..:. all pain, cures wind colic.
rtjj dates the stomach and bowels, and
. (oi liarrh ea. Twenty
Sold by ud druggists
throughout tho world
So! i on eisy payments. Sco tho latest
In Cabinets.
(Cabinet closed.).
We sell all kit -. ' Machines. Prices *
50, IIS. s.i. (WO. I?. $10. J.I5, J00. 165.
We re| . ? a! makes Machines. Work
guaranteed ? Is, Belts, Nevdi-s for every
mat tili e made, Call on us.
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