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Twenty-six years ago, when connected with the Clarendon hotel, at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., J. C. Chamberlain, the present cashier of the Leland hotel, was given a pass on the National Express company by its general superintendent, E. H. Virgil. Mr. Chamberlain was then a bright young man and had done many acts of kindness tor the superintendent. In gratitude to the young hotel clerk \ irgil presented him with the pass, which gave him the right to send any package free of charge through the com pa " v : , , V, . A few weeks ago the National Express company was amalgamated with the Northern Pacific Express company, and the new arrangement came into effect a few days ago. Mr. Chamberlain had used his pass whenever he had occasion, but he was a little in doubt as to whether it would be of any good under the new management. However, as soon as the office in the Rookery building was open Mr. Cham berlain walked in with a package direct ed to O. R. Durkee, of Saratoga Springs. The clerk weighed the package with par ticular care, as this was the first one handled by the new company. Then when he asked for pay the pass was pro duced. General Superintendent Hutt was called in on the question of the validity of the antiquated pass, but he knew that the document had never been rescinded and the package was sent along. The pass was on flimsy paper, but the cashier mounted it on a piece of stiff pasteboard and preserved it care fully. Now he is wondering whether he can will away the pass when lie requires it no longer.—Chicago Herald. Going to Jerusalem to Welcome Christ. Tlie Rev. W P. Brown, a prominent Latter Day Saint minister, formerly of Harvey, Kan., now of Richmond, Mo., is in Independence selling Ilia real estate and effects for cash, with which he pnr I>oses going to Jerusalem and there wit ness the second coining of Christ. He says that the second coming of Christ is not far distant: that the Jews are fast returning to Jerusalem, and he takes this as indicative of the great event. He belongs to the Whitmerite branch of the Mormon church, and has been at Richmond studying the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon for t he purpose of figuring out the exact date of Christ's return. Richard Whitmer is the present guard-j ian of this manuscript. He is the son of David Whitmer, who sat on one side of the enrtiin ,,„,i ,1 i-, 'l r ' vrote , down , whd ? Joseph Smith the prophet, read and tx ansi a teu the Book at Mormon on the other side by means of the spectacles made of stones known as the Urim and Thnmtnin. From this manuscript the Rev. Mr. Brown has figured out this great event. He will leave his wife and three daughters here while he goes to Jerusa lem in the early part of this He says he does not know just what day A'hrist will come, but thinks it won't be very many months, and wants to get there in time.—Cor. St. Louis Republic. In changing scenery in the second act of the melodrama at the Star theater the summer. Queer Soumis li a Theater. lights are turned down very low. _ fact they are practically put out and the audience is left for a few seconds in Egyptian darkness. A subdued feminine titter usually runs through the auditor ium when ibis occurs. This titter be- : came a roar >>f laughter the other night when di-' iuct sounds of kissing arose in various parts of the house. It was first a modest oscillatory vibration from a remote section of the orchestra circle It sent a thrill up every spinal column in the immense audience A second later j a pronounced smack was heard in tlie I balcony, which created a great sensation. I Then followed a succession of base imi- j tarions in the gallery, sprinkled with ! loud cries of "Come off! "Now, you I jes leave me alone!' "Take your arm i away, Charley!" etc. When tlie lights were turned on there were a good many rosy laces in that crowd, but nobody i seemed to be unhappy, h was a great i hit.—New York lleralil. ° ! _ j In A llug'» Strange I'nmily. The whim of Fannie, a jiet dog which makes its home in Mr. James M. Glenn's Nevada building, is attracting consider able attentiou from the tenants. A short while ago a litter of her taken from her. Iiuuuies was •She mounted her kT j and after a tew .lays disappeared, re-' j mai mng missing until Friday, when she ™ T"' T 1 ? "~! ■ "i M ' * « collection of kittens, which she had picked up somewhere and hail adopted totaS,:; nuti Con i i l ( •' >tt ^ ClQ liakeii Apples from Australia. On the manifest of the steamer Mono wai, from Australia, were about 1,700 boxes of apples, shipped from Tasmania. Au exami uatiou of them was made, and it was found that the apples were in every condition of baking, roasting and stewing, and were entirely unfit for use. Whether it was the heat of the hold the natural heat of the tropics that de stroyed them does uot appear.—San Francisco Chronicle. or Attention has recently been called to the singular fact that until half a cent ury ago the inhabitants of the Philippine islands were a day behind those of neigh boring countries in their reckoning. AMMONIA AND SUICIDES. ( - i ° ne ,,r the M«>*t Certain a jcrni« for e»uiln* ll.ith br «low Faitonlag, j Of the numlier of those seeking sni- i cide by swallowing some ferm of poison, | probably there are few who have sought jj? themselves by means of ammonia, ^ ^'*'' t '*\ e, ! H . alnnio f 1 '* ,Hit h 0, igh it is the WO men f.iAheirgïît dccoratell and oer^ i furned scent bottles, is poisonous when ! taken internally in a concentrated form, To attest this there have been recently 1 in New York several cases, the most re- ' Abch'nA.Ov ( w,!,<f, rl |L ar l' llar0 '\ l | Z i ' ! winch «*' d , piace in a comparatively ^*ort tune after the ammonia was taken. | IVJ'ïldA d i ild ' f)r ' Jen ', « ter swllllfwi S/th« îSmnS.® .Ä There are on record also cases of sVuw i poisoning from ammonia administered ! with intent to commit murder. Further- j more, the appearance of workmen in ! guanofactories.whereammonia is set free by grinding guano, has been noted, and ! l ^S$££S£ Thta SS tion of the skin of the face, which as* sûmes a blotched, dirty appearance, First to take on this appearance is the skin of the nose and forehead. Autop «mfimrrAtti o SJ.!? n r0,n an 4 iaionia p° 1 ' soiling reveal a nark hue on the mucous membrane lining the stomach and intes tme8. As an agent for causing death by slow poisoning, ammonia is one of the most certain and most difficult of detection, itv'hasAed 9 phvsicians^to'believe q that some of the mysterious deaths that have ! taken place in the history of modern and mediaeval crime are due to ammonia. It is known now that months have elapsed andTlm death oïa^^rsim fromaSon^ poisoning. On the other hand, death has resulted in four minutes from the time a large draught of ammonia has been swallowed. It has been found in cases of gradual absorption of ammonia m the human system that there is a gen era! elimination of healthy oxidation of the blood and a.consequent lowering of the bodily strength. In the cases of im mediate poisoning, death comes with frightful agony, as in the case of Haro mouth °° gUS 6 r0UI 119 no8e anl Statistics in England put ammonia thirteenth in frequency in the list of poisons. Alexander Winter Blyth, med ical officer of health in the St. Maryle bone district, London, cites thirty cases of poisoning by ammonia swallowed for tbe P l,r P 09e of committing suicide, or ad ' n . iniBtered > witb the Purpose of com "'V tln / am ™« r - or dwrbed uncomcious \lv in food Of the suicidal cases six were fatal. Of twenty accidental cases twelve wer e fatal. Of cases of murder with ammonia, Dr. Blyth notes two, both of them children.—New York Sun. -; • A Living Dynamo. A correspondent in New London, Conn., sends out this remarkable story: George Rood, of Westerly, R. I„ was Btruek by lightning, and after recovering consciousness it was found that his body was full of electricity. He is now able to sit up, but his body is so highly charged with electric fluid that when he puts his hands within a certain distance of each other sparks will jump from one to the other with a loud, crackling noise, and wben tb e hands touch they can be sep arat *d only by the most violent rubbing. His feet are in the same condition, and be bas to be car,du l to keep them apart, A P erson touching him receives a slight sbock ' aud 'I he touches a watch he mag if completely. Many people visit bbn t0 witness the curious manifestation °* e I ect ricity's wonderful power, Potatwe8 G rowing on a Grape Vine, The owner of a garden in Greenman vide bad occasion recently to prune a «rapeviae- I» his ignorance he failed to COUBldt "Daboll's yearly clam tide regu und mutilated the vine in the wrong season, with the result that the flnid extract of grape began to run and thero wa3 dan g er «I f he vine bleeding to death ' when a happy thought went through his brain. Securing some large 8eed fl° tatoes > he dissected them and ap P bed tbe l aect ' 8 to the cuts. They stuck together like twin brothers and the vine and P° tntoe8 flourished, gathering life troIn ea< li other, till now they form a conglomeration of grape and potato vine that is attracting the attention of farm ers and agriculturists for miles around. —New London (Conn.) Day. One musttraveî Trom^"»^'^ m 1 t f Ltoe must tiavel from the north end of S ° Uth e f ud t0 realize Crop f southern nf th« „„„„I.. „ SSE ÄÄtS may f*, ra ise ( i i n the south end of th« county with more safety than figs in the .orth»d. fcrio«. d.m.g»»,.,,™»»«. fi'tnt crop at Jasper by the late cold spring, yet twenty miles below town it seems not to have affected vege tation in any manner.—Jasper (Tex.) News Boy. The only denizens of the old familiar Goelet house, at the corner of Broad way and Nineteenth street, New York, are the sister of the late Mr. Peter Goe let, who left her a life interest in the place, and two old colored servants—a man and a woman. These do the work of the establishment, within doors and without. It is the boast of Dr. Gallinger, tbe new senator from New Hampshire, that he has set type in nearly every newspaper office north of Mason and Dixon's line and between Maine and the Mississippi. His political career began in 1884, when he was elected to congress. F'i!»«>nou* KiagliMli Fiction. i . _ . , . . , , ^. b *l* 1 - l>< < h pi'tii T and written «.gainst reprints ol foreign 0,1 A' 6 w ' ore of the dishonesty mvoived in them, und with good rca »on- but they deserve far more and far stronger reprobation on another ground, Even if the authors' copyright had bee " "* tt " caHes duly regarded, they ! ou & bt still, in the majority of cases, to be protested against, as tending to cor rupt our people and draw them away from that simple ideal of life and free do,u w bicb is the very soul of our nation . . , , «** here referring not solely or c ,,eHy to coproductions of those un C UaD WOrks w ! th which . Fmnce . favors S? 1 ° r that vapid, sentimental Da,,lfl n-literatur in which Germany j a bounds, hut rather, and especially, to those innumerable reprints of English works of unexceptional conventional morality with which the whole country fa f U P d „ . . ,. f Against trench immorality we are, in some degree, protected by our native Puritanism, and where that fails by conventional hypocrisy; while German sentimentality, lacking, as it usually J . s ' the Stt,t of bu,uor ' «trikes us as insipid, and therefore lays but slight hold upon us. In English works, on the other hand, there is something far more germane to our character, a subtle ataviatic P oison - whieh P uts toslee P the new umn - tlie free American, in us, and wakes the slumbering servile or over bearing Englislnuan. Still more frequently it wakes the 8,U ?*? erin * woman ' flow « ver useful ««cb.literature may be in Eng ,atld - which is dominated by tlie spirit of caste, rendering necessary the eulti vation of servility in one class to match the arrogance of another, it is distinct i„ . ,y hurtful ln America, where there is no ^cognized caste, and where nothing is more essential to public and private well being than the spirit of manly and womanly self respect, and of contempt for ail factitious worth conferred by birtb ' Position, title or wealth.—Pro fessor Thomas Davidson in Forum. - All Traveling. Have you ever thought of the dis tance you travel while you were out on an hour's stroll If Possibly you walk I three miles within the hour, but that ; does not by any means represent the j distance you travel The earth turns upon its axis every twenty-four hours c ., , , * , _ J ... Forthe sakeof round figures we ^ call the earths circumference 24.000) miles, and so you must have traveled during your hour's stroll 1,000 miles in j the axial turn of the earth. But that is not all The eartl, makes : a journey around the sun every year | and a long but rapid trip it is. The dis tance of our planet from the sun we will put at 92,000,000 miles. That is the . .U ,.. . radius of the' earth's orbit—half the diameter of the circle, as we will call it. The whole diameter is therefore 184, 000,000 miles, and the circumference being thediameter multiplied by 31,416, - is about 578,000.000 rr,| : *. ' ■ ' . ,, .. i This amazing distance the earth »«.»aL s« «a I i j j• • j travels in its yearly journey, and divid- | ing it by 365 we find the daily speed about 1.586,000 Then to get the dis , i tance you rode around the earth dur • .. ., . . ; mg your hours walk divide again by e, I . i ... , .„a twenty four, and the result is about 66, nnn „.fi , . , - . . ... 000 miles, but even this is not the end of i __I , . . „„ , . ; your hours trip. The sun, with his en I i , „ . . . . tire brood of planets, is movingm space o* .. t trnmwwi • ! at the rate of 1 bO, 000,000 miles ma, rni • . . .. , ..... I year. 1 Ins is at the rate of a little | „ ... 0 .. , I more than 438,000 miles a day, or 18,250 miles an hour So, adding your three miles of leg travel to the hour's axial movement of the earth, this to tlie earth's orbital Journey, and that again to the earth's excursion with tlie sun. and you find you have traveled in tlie hour 85,253 miles. —Philadelphia Times. We A I j I I Death Comes ut Odd Times. There was a pathetic ending to a j presentation in a Broadway office one | day. The friends of a popular railroad J f 861 ' 1 aSSeU,bIed t0 bid lli,U h ° ! having been transferred by his com- I pan y to another city. They gave him | a diamond ring in token of their lasting regard. Tlie recipient of the «"• " h ° " * «'"1 0UU-OU» u,»„, ; put on his hat and said, "Boys, I want y° u to take luncheon with me, and emoUk«, th»t .parkle. besides diamonds. Ju® 1 as the party was leaving the i office a telegram was handed to the ! genial wearer of the ring. He opened 1 it laughingly, but a startled and sad dened expression came over his face as ! he read its contents. Handing it to j one of his friends, he murmured husk-1 fly, "You do the honors for me, old fellow," and hastily retired into liis j private office. The telegram announced the death of his mother. KU»miiul*d of a Fact. Stuckup (proudly)—I can hold my own with any one I Mowly—I don't doubt it. And you can also hold other people's own. I see you're holding my umbrella that 1 lent you for half an hour three months ago!—Exchange. a Promenade Frequented by the Pleasure I shall always remember one of the keenest emotions of my youth. I had been obliged, owing to my duties at the time, to banish myself to the provinces, where I had remained almost two years, confined within a small town. The hour came at last for me to return to Paris and once more to enter into its possession. Hardly had 1 deposited my trunk at the hotel when I ran to the Madeleine and clambered on top of one ... ., of the omnibuses that ply along the «ne of the boulevards to the Bastille, 1 had no bu8,ness at the Basti »e, but I was almost crazy with joy at breathing during the drive that perfume of Paris life which arises so strongly from the asphalt of the boulevard and the macadam of its roadway, It vas evening; the gas jets (for was yet unknown) singled the darkness with yellow lights; the shops, all opened, shone brilliantly; the crowd was strolling up and down the wide sidewalks. It was not one of those eager, breathless crowds that . , . , ... seem carried away in a vortex of busi ness, such as one sees in London; it was composed of loungers who seemed to be walking about for their pleasure, who were cheering to the sight, and diffused, as it were, a feeling of happi ness in the air. From time to time the omnibus passed before a theater, where long lines of people were already waiting for the ° pening , ° f the , . bo * ,? fflce ' ^body was enjoying himself and laughing, As we descended toward the Bastile the passersby became less numerous, the groups less compact, but there still remained the same air of happy anima *._ , , , . , , . ' w , , tion. I do not know, but it seemed to me that the very atmosphere was light er, more luminous; it sparkled with youth and life; I felt subtle fumes of gayety mounting to my brain, and I remember that I could not refrain from clapping my hands, to the great scan dal of my neighbors, who thought that j L was a little mad. "Ah ! how beautiful FASCINATION OF THE BOULEVARDS. Seekers of All (.'lasses. it is—the boulevard !" I exclaimed, and I breathed deep draughts of that air charged with joyous and spiritual elec tricity.— Francisque Sareey in Scrib ner's. Wanted _ A New Work on Botany . It b di ffl cuIt for persons who uj -ii-- ^ ■ have had no special training to learn the names of the flowers from the bot The botany is a sealed book to ... the ?' ^ he the flowers are , m a which they do not » n , de f and at ?»' alld tbe ke y 18 no ! bel P to them. It Is as much a puzzle as | th ® ' t8elf ' fhey need a key to «n' 00 « Se y °T °* th T will give us a handbook of our wild flowers, by ,, ., . ,. , , „ ,, . ,/ the wh,ch We 8hall . aI1 be abIe I1 to ""T h« 8 « we gather m our walks without the trouble of analyzing them In ^ b °°^ We sha11 hav ?. a h f of , aU our Howers arran K (id according to color, as white flowers, blue flowers, yellow „ • i « .. , flowers, pink flowers, etc., with place , .. , .. I.. 1 ° f ^° Wt ? a '* (1 tl,ae « b'oommg. Als ° 1 f 8 K . or 8Ub l,sts of , f f a ^ rarit flowers, climbing Howers, marsh flowers, , „ ' meadow Howers, wood flowers, etc., so ., . ... a . , , , that, with flower m hand, by running . , ,, . 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