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ITEMS SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF INDUSTRY AND STATE OF TRADE. Facta, 8scared Direct from Mill and Factory— Movements of Workmen—General Labor Notes. It would be hard to find a busier scene or a more busy factory than was that of Ueorgo K. AleMechen, Son *fc Company all last week. Strawberries were the run, and there was not a day when enough berries could be secured to test the real capacity of the works in their improved and enlarged state, lu one day 1,812 quarts of berries wore put up, though the works now have a capacity for 8,000 quarts a day, it is estimated that last week aiooe uearly 10,000 quarts of strawberries were put up, and it became apparent that the company could not fill all its orders at present. Iu this work about fifty extra hands are employed. This company has decided to build another large addition, and plans are being prepared, ihe additiou tion will be three stories high aud 40x 60 feet. This building will be used principally for a warehouse. Thfc planing mill of Wilson A Chap man is going at its greatest capacity. Every employe is busy, aud the outlook is said to be veiy brtght. Conrad Kir bach s brick diock, ou sircet, »» ready for the roof; the addition for tho Wheeling Democratic Club, on the South Side, is completed; Ueury Ritz er’s building, on North Mam street, is finished; a large consignment of lumber is on Its way for the Kgerter block, and the immense joists for tho first floor of the Lange block are on their way from the South. A cargo of fifteen car loads of lumber from Saginaw, Mich., is also being received by Wilson A Chapman. This cargo contains over a half million feet of lumber. Manufacturers Morrison & Chew are having difficulty with the W., B. A T. R. R. Co. At the rear end of their works are the tracks of the railroad, and one is within six feet of the build ing. For two weeks the railroad com pany has had loaded traius standing on this track. Is the claim of the manufac turers. It makes ft very unhaudy for Morrison «Chew. as they have to take their product under the cars as they are completely shut in. They have stated their grievance to the railroad company. Prominent Top mill workmen are having houses erected in tho Ravine, in North Wheeling. The progress of the work is: David O’Leary’s house Is about completed; Win. O’Neil’s residence will soon be completed; Jas. Coen’s house is roofed, and Oust Leipke’s house wilt soon bo ready for occupancy. Several otner workmen of the Top mill have purchased lots In the Ravine and will erect houses there In the near future. Bath plants of the Wheeling and La Belle Pottery Company ike in full ope ’ ration, and the company is enjoyiug tne busiest seasou in the pottery’s history. The firs; of next month a shut down of one week will be given the employes for a vacation. Henry J, Wain, of Trentou, X. J., how has charge of the decorating department, and a number of styles of new goods are being pre pared for the fall trade. The forge department at the La Belle '' --^mil! will go on with four day *Dd four nttfla heats daily this week. The pud dlers »r*' workiug five day aod three night heats. It Is said the factory will be off this week, caused bv a large stock of nails. The entire plant wM shut down the first of next month for the summer stop, when the necessary repairs will be made. The Warwick China Company is on In full. Business Is brisk, and particular ly has this been tne case the last few days. Several new decorations are In the hands of the lithographers and will be put on the market soon. The works w;ll c O e down the first of next month for a very short stop. The plant has been at Its fullest operation every day this year, except a half-day stop on Decoration Day. The new lap-weld department at the Tube works will be ready soon and it is planned to pnt the new department on the first of this monUi- The enlarge ment of the pattern shop is completed, and the frame has keen erected for the addition to the machine shop. Work arranging the aew Climax boiler for operation Is progressing well and will soon be competed. The p’aaing mill of Reitz A Flading Is running steadily as usual, with every one of Its hands at work. Messrs. Beitz A Flading received a contract to buid a fine bflck residence for Chas. Dailer on North Main street. Wort will begin early this week. The fineY furnished office in Baer’9 new budding has been finished by these e«n tractors. Steubenville Is having business pros perity at present. The Acme glass Is lo full operation; Humphrey’s glass works are working; the Riverside fur nace Is going full blast; Hartje s paper mill Is making large shipments, and is going night and day, and the Steuben • Title pottery has all Its hauds employed. The Wheeling Boiler Works, of Mor rison A Chew, have the contract for the heating apparatus in the Third ward, or Clay district, school. The three large boilers for the Riverside mill will be finished this week. This Company also furnished the boiler for the electric llglildynaruoon the steamer Sharon. The Centre foundry was not running yesterday, caused more by the heat than anything else. The workmen have been doing particularly heavy work of late. The works will resume again it. full In the morning. In the work of last week, a very large roll was successful poured. Maaufacturer Jos. Bell Is in Muncie, Ind., overseeing the working of the new plant of the Jos. Bell Stove and Range Company of that place. The new plant is in operation and works splendidly. Last week six heals wore made. About twenty of the workmen from the plant In this city, are at work there. The Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers will hold their first meeting at McMechen this afternoon at l:30o’clock. A full attendance of members is de sired. Last week this order was moved to McMechen from the South Side, Wheeling. Great progress was made last week In the extending of the Terminal railroad system to Benwood. The stringers are being placed on the tops of the piles. About sixty men are employed in the work of pile driving along the exten sion. Fred Newhan, well known, has moved tt his family from this city to Reymann’s> I Lake, near Cantcm O., where he will; I run the Labe View Hotel. Several ex I cursions of Wheeling worknen are being if planned for trips to the lake this sum ■ mer. The Wheeling Mold amd Foundry I Company is on in full. New men were Wk . a ^ put to work last/Week and more will be gi\en position*' to-morrow. The new foundry is giving the best of satisfac tion. Contractor B. F. Perkins, of the South Side, reports business very brisk and the outlcok in contracting very en couraging. Work on the foundation for the Lange block Is progressing well. The Wheeling Bakery did a very large business last week. An extra wagon was put in the Wellsburg trade, and the additional wagon in this city's trade will be started in a few days. The new transfer department of the B. Jfc O. at Ben wood Junction is now in full operation. The building is com pleted, and abont twenty bands alone are employed at this work. The usual good run of work con tinues with Spears Riddle, at their machine shop. Every employe Is at work, and there is not an idle depart ment at the shop. Bell Bros., of the South Side, the popular coal dealers, have made two new departures from their coal business, that of ice and sand. They report busi ness quite active. The Central glass works are going steadily, and the present run has been &q unusually good one. The plant will close down in about two weeks for the summer stop. There is not an idle spindle at the works of the Wheeling Corrugating Company. The company having a par ticular heavy run now on corrugated Iron ceilings. Contractor Jackson and his large force of hauds took oat an unusually large amount of building stone from the quarry near the Whitaker mill last week. There were some unusually large ship ments from Reymann’s brewery last week. The plant could not be busier, as they are brewing night and day. The plant of Redman & Co. is busy. This company titled up the office of the \Vest Virginia World recently. The workmen are busy on job work. The furnace at the Top mill has been successfully blown out, and the furnace is being torn down preparatory to the erection of an entirely new one. Jacob Scott, the new western sales man of the Warwick China Company, wi 1 assume his duties with the com pany the tirst of July. The Jefferson blast furnace, near Steubenville, is being repaired aud re iined, and the time of its starting again is yet indefinite. Hugh Letzkus, of the city light plant, whose health has not been good of late, has left for a ten days trip to Mt. Clemens,, Mich. The last few days the Wheeling Ice I and Storage Company has experienced the best trade of the season. They are unusually busy. All the brick lining has been torn | from the Belmont blast furnace, aud the work of rellning the stoves is pro gressing well. Fred Happy, manager at Reyraann’s and H. B. Grimrn, secretary, are home from au important business trip to Grafton. The mammoth plant of the Ohio Val ley China Company Is going in full. They have a large number of orders ahead. Kramer Bros. & Co., at the South Side carriage works, are running in full, and enjoying an unusually.good trade. The West Virginia Tobacco Company does not eomplaln, as their trade is good aud their large plant in full operation. John M. Campbell aud J. S. McCarter, of the Wheeling Bakery, are at Toronto, I O., to-day for a trip on their wheels. August Beltz, of Twenty-ninth street, | the workman hurt a few days ago in I the La Belle mill, Is able to be about. The Whittaker mill Is iu full opera tion, except mill No. 5, whose repairs ; are progressing very satisfactorily. John Stewart, the former book keeper at Sweeney’s foundry, has gone to the mountains for the summer. Flaccus Bros.’ plant Is going at its I areatest capacity, as now is the busiest | season of the year at their works. Wm. M. Cox, manufacturer, will leave | next week for a trip through the West. I Mrs. Cox will acccompaay him. The Laughlin and Junction Iron Company and the Mingo blast furnace, at Mingo, are both on in full. Murray Bros, have been particularly j busy last week at their new stone cut ting yards on the South Side. M. M. Cecil, salesman of tee Warwick China Company. Is spending his vaca I tion at the World’s Fair. Yardmaster. W. C. Kaibaugh, of the B. A O. yards, ieft yesterday for a visit to Mountain Lake Park. The same business rush yet at Don aldson’s carriage works, and the entire works are going in lull. Schenk’s fertilizing works, at Fulton, are In full operation since repairs and additions at the plant. J. N. Hunter’s preserving works, on the South Side, are going In their usual steady way. The Warwood Tool Company In South Wheeling is still keeping up Its very , large run. Allison’s Wheeling wire works are busy and employing all their workmen. The usual good run of patronage, is the word from the Cox boiler worgs. The Wheeling Box Company Is hav ' ing a steady run, with many orders. The Nail City Stamping Company is _/..II HVM Ufa lull evil 11. Hoffman’s tannery Is going in every department. Mine Time* a* tftronc an Powder. Some extraordinary experiments are reported from Kerlin of the explosive which is to replace powder at present in usr in the German army. The new ex plosive Is a greasy substance of brown j color, of the consistency of frozen olive i oil. It does not explode by blows or shocks, and if thrown on the fire burns ■lowly with a bluish flame. It only ex plodes by the introduction of a certain substance, which is the secret of the In' ventor. The report is not very loud, but the ballistic effect is said to be nine times that of powder. A quantity cot larger than a popoy seed of the sub stance which causes this explosion is sufficient, and it is inserted into the “ cartridge by means o.’ a needle. The Right* of Commsrcial Traveler*. The Supreme Court of the United States reverses the finding of the Illi nois court in a case for oamages for the loss of a commercial traveler’s trunk containing samples of jewelry claimed to be wprth $7,000. The Un,‘:«d States Supre me Court lays It dowjj fi«w that t£e ra lroad company’s check ab1 lla ^Ijj^Lcaver only the personal effect*of the druml>er—hiJ' shirt. collars, cuffs, etc. As foM^^estroyed jewelry, he and his employers must arrange that matter between tbemselTts; ills no con ini of the common carrier, who is only kfor personal baggaga of the trat id not for anything beyond that light haa been paid for Ik RACER’S REWARDS. HOW A THOROUGHBRED HAS OFTEN WON A EORTUNE. Blood Does Not Always Tell—B. T. Reddick Say3 the Yearling May Be Perfect iir Con formation, Royal in Breeding and Magnigcent in Price, bat Turn Oat a Selling Plater in Running. Few people other than those directly concerned are to-day aware of the enrfmous capital invested in breeding training and running the thoroughbred. Occasionally the public sees in the news papers the mention of some large price for a thoroughbred and wonders where the purchaser will get his money back. Maud Hampton of the Dixiana stud, sold by that “prince of breeders,” Major B. G. Thomas, to J. B. Haggin for 510,000, brought her new owner in from the sales of her get just 800,000 in four years. This is au example oi what a good matron will do. The sale of the Nursery stud of the late August Bel mont attracted more than ever before the attention of the public to the inter ests of racing. His stud brought the sum of $630,500. and the horses in train ing were sold under very disadvantage ous circumstances. Racing to-day all over the world is in the most flourishing of conditions. The first step toward the purity of racing has boen taken in the formation of a board of control, every metropolitan track being reprasented. This hoard of control has licensed trainers as well as jockeys and made an effort to do away with that bugbear of racing men —the entrance of horses without the fee to pay for such entries. The credit system has pluuged scores of nomina tors into debt, and the stupendous for feit list shows the weakness, the true inwardness of the system. All the owuers of the winners of big stakes can tell what a difference there was in the value of the purse as reported In the papers aud the amount they really re ceived. _ 4k renrr.LAss.__ Another move of this board is to limit raciug vrith betting to thirty days in every State on one track in a calendar year. This is what all reputable breed ers pray for. Continuous racing ou one track in all kinds of weather defeats the very first object of breeding thorough breds—the improvement of the horse— and it absolutely demoralizes any com munity by bringing into it a permanent camp of idlers and gamblers. The tracks that are to-day used for racing have been laid out and built to insure speed and safety to the jockey as well as the horse. America is far ahead of any of the European countries in its accommodations for the public at tne race tracks. The grand stand is filled with pleasant chairs so arranged that the entire course is at all times in view oi me speciaiur. j.uo ihuu h roofed over as well to shut out the sun as the rain, and there are retiring rooms, wide promenades, large private boxes aud a huge betting ring open to any one who behaves properly for the small sum of Sl.50. It is roughly esti mated that for the same privileges fur nished by American tracks for Sl.50 one would bo compelled to pay in Eng land about $2.50. There are luxurious clubhouses at all the tracks, where members of the jocky club may have the very bost the market altord without mingling with the crowd. The tracks proper—or that part fenced in for the running of the horses—is rolled, drag ged and brushed to give just the proper softness for the horses feet and legs. From the stable* to the grand stand nothing is to-day omitted that will In any way add to the comfort of the hor ses or the pleasure of the spectators. Racing was and always has been fur thered by those who love the horse and wished him brought to the highest point of perfection. It is to-day a question with many casual thinkers whether the da«htug race of the pres ent day has not caused a loss of stamina in our thoroughbred horse. In the old days horses were compelled to run heats of three or four miles, while the longest races of to-day sel dom exceed a'mileand a quarter. Those who study the performances of the thorughbred know that the horses of to-day could distance any of the horses of even the last century. CHARADE. The 2-yoar-old Is to-day the all Im portant factor on the race course, and for him the greatest purses of added money are given. To obtain 2-yoar-olds it is necessary to buy yearlings or horses that have as yet been untried. The yearling may be perfect in conforma tion, royal in breeding and magnificent in price, but turn out a selling platter in running. Witness Kiug Thomas, that as a yearling brought ?40.00ft, and wearing an O_o_r 21. — Jj — Comfort SUSPENSORY xpericncrs a wonderful #ense of Strength, Com and Security. The only perfect and sell Ujusting Suspensory. Druggists guarantee then Vpcrpt no substitutes. O-P-C book tell* yet is one of the bltieresH^^Wn* ment of the lottery of On the other hand, ByrotB^^pl]an(1 gambled on Sallie McClelland 500. She turned out a prize to the tune of 856,000. The Morris stables paid 8625 for Russell as a yearling and won $56, 123 with hin tbe next year. His High ness, that as a 2-year-old carrying 180 pounds won the Fvturlty, cost $3,400 as a yearling and made Dave Gideon, his owner, richer by 8107,285 In one year. Racing to-day with nearly all owners of thoroughbreds Is a business, and running the thoroughbred is fast be coming a science. The recent achieve ments of Charade, winner of tbe 825,000 Metropolitan Handicap, and Isinglass, winner of the $30,000 English Derby, show that the business pays well when it does pay. . E. T. Riddick. BURNHAM’* B1Q JUMP. He Shoots Through the Air 120 Feet In Two Seconds. Burnham, the reckless young man who has been sending cold chills down the spines of London’s sensation lovers by jumping into a tank at the Aquar ium from a platform 120 feet high, travels the entire distance through the air in 2 seconds. He wears a loose scar let bathing costume, and when he drops there in a flash of red,agreat splash in the water, and tbe dangerous feat is over. Tbe first time Burnham made his great leap the swift flight through the air look away his breath, and he was almost un conscious when he struck the wa ter, but after he JUJ4PER cmsnAM. had performed the Lazerous trick several times ho ex perienced no further inconvenience. He now apparently fears th'i jump no more than a boy fears to dive from an ordluary springboard., although a slight miscalculation might result in his striking the water broadside or the edgo of the tank with fatal results. Ho niurnva Hi,as the witer feet first and uses his hands and f«»et to stop his descent the moment he enters the wa ter. He takes several full breaths be fore he starts and deliberately gets rid of the air in his lungs on the way down, taking a quick, short inhalation the moment he strikes the water. His hands are above his head at the start. During the journey he he put3 them at his side Going up the roof he carries & small union jack in his right hand. Coming down he carries ft in his mouth. California's Fair Tennis Champion. California possesses a young lady ten nis player who way prove a worthy op ponent for Miss Mabel Eimonde Cahill, the lady champion of the United States. Her name is Su sie Morgan, and she is said to be a phenomenon. She won the ladies' championship of the Golden Stato last year and suc cessfullydefended her title a faw weeks ago at the tournament of the California Tennis club. Among her most formidable adversaries across iciss mobgan. the net were Mrs. Barry, Miss Lord and Miss Alice Hoffman. The last named lady had never competed in a tourna ment before, but played so well that If she continues to improve she will rank as one of the best lady players In Amer ica and imperil Miss Morgan’s title to the championship next year. Miss Mor gan is very cool-headed. She serves with romarkble swltness, and her back handed strokes are particularly puzzling and effective. Checker*. Checker Problem No. 223—By David Gourley. Black. 1 1 White. Checker problem No. 222. White. Black. 1.. 14.to 9 1..22 to 15 2.. 31.to 27 2..24 to 31 3.. 9 to 6 3..31 to 22 5.. 6 to 1 5.. 13 to 6 6.. 1 to 10, and wins. Will Mand 8. Succeed ? If Maud S. lowers her record of 2:08% this year, sho will be the only trotter In the world to take a record of 2:20 or better at 19 years of age. In fact, there have been but three trotters in all the vast army that have taken records below 2:30 that secured their best records when as old as Maud S. is to-day. The fastest of these was the 19-year-old stallion Indicator, who took a record of 2:23% in 1888. The present world’s trotting record is 2:04, held by Nancy Hanks. __ Summek Weakness, that tired feel ing, loss of appetite and nervous pros tration are driven away by Hood’s -IIIn Kirn mlct hofnro the morn iDg sun. To realize the benefit of this great medicine, give it a trial. Sure, efficient, ea«v—Hood’s Pills. A Lit lie sorceress. The speaker who appears to have been j listened to with the closest attention at j the Women’s Congress in Chicago ff&s | Mrs. Kate Tupper Galpin, of California. ! She is a “little woman with roiled-back j hair and childish dress.” and the audl I ence was at first disinclined to take | much notice of her; but before she had finished her address her auditors, ac cording to one account, “wondered with j admiring awe what that little woman I with the good voice and the bright face could not say. No one^was tired—of her.” _ _ What Girls Talk About An observer has taken 1,000 notes of the conversations of passing young women. Out of that number 7S0 began | with either, “And I said to him,” or, “He said to me;" or. “She told me that he said;” 150 referred to dresses or hats that were either “perfectly lovely” or “lust splendid.” and the remainder were pretty evenly divided between comments an other girls, whp were “horrid” or ■Kock up and hateful,” new novels, Kilos, the summer holidays, and the^ Kt scientific discoveries. /•L Asm ONMnE DIAMOND. HOW THE PLAYER’S WILL SEE THE WORLD’S FAIR. The Louisville’s Bad Showing—Caylor Thinks the Club May Be White Capped When It Gets Home Again—Immense Attendance at the Games and Money in the Magnates’ Pcc> Down in Louisville the people are very proud and love that which is good, pure and powerful. This truth applies to baseball as well as to whisky. There is nothing that can be said disparaging ly of their whisky. It is the most in spiring brand in the world, but that ot her article—their baseball team is bad enough to cause an excessive use of the better article in an effort to for get the disgraceful advertising which the Colonels have been giviDg the me tropolis of Kentucky through the east. Manager Barnle hasn’t enough hair on his head to make one good-sized eye brow, and therefore there is no danger that he will become gray over the de feats of his team, but his sensitive soul must suffer some of the agonies which in the good old days of our youth we were taught would be the eternal re ward after death of all bad boys who went fishing on Sunday. On the 29tb of June the Louisville team is scheduled to return home. There are V? hite I aps in Kentucky who have punished less offensive people than are found in the Louisville base ball team, and this seems to be one of those occasions when that dear old song which says, “There is no place like home—home, sweet, sweet home:" does not come in. Just what wil[ b(! reception of the Louisvllies in the way of attendance when they go back to their city oo the Ohio is hard to tell. The patronage be fore they left on their eastern trip was so discouragingly small on several occa sions that the games were postponed upon the excuse of “wet grounds. If the crowds should stay away, the trans fer of the team to Indianapolis will no doubt be made. The deplorable condition of the Lou isville club I believe means the disrup UOU UI lliu i I u yj icaguu v.w— of this season and a return to the S-eity circuit of the old National league. The very fact that Mr. Vonderhorst, of Bal timore, recently took the trouble to deny that such an event was among the probable happenings in base ball is proof that there Is a basis for discussion ou the point at least. The attendance in the east has been extremely satisfactory so far. In May there was a total of 1)2,131 spectators at the Polo ground games in New York or Dearly as many as attended during the entire season last year. This is a proof of the rehabilitation of base ball strong er than could be given In a column of other arguments. During the month of May Brooklyn lifts turned out 67,122 spectators to base bail games at East ern Park, Boston has counted up 51,223 Philadelphia 63,535, Baltimore 44,558 and Washington 56,87*. This makes a grand total of 30S;324 people for the six eastern League cities during one month of the championship season and repre sents cash receipts of fully 8150,000. That sum will Just about pay the salar ies of the six eastern teams for the en tire season. Therefore it begins to look as If 1893 would partly repay the mag nates for their losses during the disas trous seasons of 1890-1-2. Uncle Auson has lately been lifting his head again. There was a time sev eral weeks ago when the old man seem ed crushed under the iron heel of an un lucky and cruel fate. LI is colts were daily stampeded wherever they wont. Adrian seemed to bo in about the same unfortunate and embarrassing position as the farmer who yoked himself up with a young steer in order to break the latter in at plowing. But the steer ran away, and of course the farmer ran, teo, though against his will. Away went the raisyoked couple through the village streets, the steer bellowing, and the farmer yelling: “Hero we go, gol darn our oruery souls! Head us off! Head us off! “Anse” is not yet quite In a position to talk In his natural, voluble, Impera tive way, but after winning two suc cessive games lately he sang U3 that old familiar song—he and his colts would surely win the championship. He feels pretty good at least over the fact that while the salr has to close on Sunday his club can open its park. Thus it ia not exactly an ill wind that blowa the gates at Jackson park shut and blows the Chicago club’s gales open. This reminds me that the base ball players in the National league the pres ent year ore a lucky iot. They will not only go to the World’s fair, but will have all their expenses paid and draw a salary of from $8 to 810 a day besides. Every one of the 11 other clubs will be the Chicagos* guests once or twice dur ing the summer for periods of three days each. They will all ride Into Chi cago iu Pullmau palace cars, will stop at the Tremont Ilouse, and It will not cost them a cent. Their clubs pay the bills. Harry Stovey, who was released by the Baltimores and signed by the Brooklyns, Is playing good ball for the latter team. Several years ago the Brookly club magnates offered 88,000 for his release alone and didn t get It. Stovey and Bierbauer were tbe direct cause of the war between the League and American association in 1801—a war that cost baseball backers 8100,000 and retarded the revival of interest in the game at least one whole year. Now I neither of the two is worth more than a warm personal discussion. Tbe baseball outlook all through the East is most encouraging. President Powers, of the Eastern League, reports every club making money and every bill and salary paid to the first of June. Prospects are so rosy financially that the league voluntarily raised Mr. Pow ers’ salary. In New England their league is prospering in spite of a wet weather handicap early in the season. A novel feature of this season will be the college baseball tournament, which | is arranged to occur in Chicago soon. It ! is possible, however, that some of the eastern clubs—especially the Harvards —will not put in an appearance. Col lege professionals are very technical in their business demands, and I can’t con ceive bow this tournament can come off without a “wow and a wumpus” of some kind. When I predicted about that Cincin nati wonder, “Bumpns” Jones, has come to pass. “Bumpus” is at home Id Cedarvllle, O., resting and thinking about the precariousness of fame. Cedarsvllle is also tbe native village of the Hon. Wbitelaw Reid, candidate for Vice President on last year’s national Republican ticket. For awhile after Mr. Reid’s defeat people In Cedarville spoke of “Bumpns” and Wbitelaw. Now things have changed again, and it is Wbitelaw and “BBtnpns." What is that old saying they had in Rome? “Temoora mutantar, et jos mutamar in Ills.” Well, it Is the name way in , Cedarvili* 0. P. Catlob. ——. a uhi ante viuu. Paris hat a number of very peculiar club* at the presenttime, more perhape than any other city. It* deaf mute a^lub has been frequently spoken of by Jurists. It Is exactly what it professes to bet an association of deaf and dumb men, all of them comparatively wealthy. It is usual for a man thus afflicted and who is In a position to retain a staff of domestics, to retain these as interpre ters but in this club there is no pander ing to modern idea9, and no servant is engaged unless he or she has lost the power to either speak or bear. As a result the establishment is as silent as the tomb and is an exceedingly un pleasant place for an ordinary human being to wander into. To get over the apparent difficulty of communication between different parts of the house, a series of electric apparatus are used to call domestics, but instead of the usual bell there is an arrangement whereby the party called gets a slight shock. When the World Fell* to Piece*. The leading English scientists, Jones* Hilton, et al., are figuring on the prob ability of the earth finally collapsing as a result of the modern craze for tapping nature’s great gas retorts. They argue that the earth Is a huge balloon held up, Id part at least, by heat and internal gases, and that when nature's great gas main Is eventually exhausted the earth's crust may break In and fall into mil lions of fragments. Ugh! The very thought of such a calamity Is startling. They argue that the steady belohlng forth of millions of feet of gas every hour of the day and night Is surely causing a great vacuum cm i»r ueueaiu the surface, and that sooner or later the thin archway of c&rth-crust will give way Then will occur the grand climax ! of all earthly calamities. Another Theory Knocked Out. Science has disproved the rural belief that thunder sours milk. It is now known that the 9ourlng results from a fungus growth, and that this fungus Is peculiarly fatal to nursing children. The old-time rural belief was that thrf concussion from thunder acted me chanically upon the milk, aud first soured and then solidified It. The theory Is a plausible one, easily de rived from observing one set of facts without knowing about the existence of others more important to tho situation. It happens that milk does sour during or just after thunder storms, because tho atmospheric conditions then pre vailing aro usually of the kind favora ble to tho rapid development of tho fun gus growth that sours milk, An Arrlal Velocipede. Pegasipede is the name that William E. McConnekln, an electrician of No. 248 Kairmount avenue, Jersey City, has bestowed upon a Hying machine, tho de signing and construction of wiiich are occupying his mind and busy ing his hands. The body of the invention, ho says, Is shapedrtlke a fish, the aeronaut alts astride it and applies his muscle to cranks Just as a bicyclist does. A vortical shaft bears an inverted screw propeller of many blades. Its rapid revolution, the Inventor trusts, will lift machine aud rider through tho air. Fans on tho sides will secure hori zontal progress, he claims. If anything goes wrong an automatic parachute In sures a safe descent. Our Early Newspapers. The dates of the first Issuing of news papers in the original thirteen States areas follows: In Massachusetts, 1704; Pennsylvania, 1710; New Y'ork, 1725; Maryland, 1728; South Carolina, 1732 (the first newspaper south of the Poto mac); Rhode Island, 1732; Virginia, 1736; Connecthut, 1755; North Carolina, 1755; New Hampshire, 1750; Dolaware, 1761. The number of newspapers In the colonies at the breaking out of the war for Independence 1772. was only thlrty eeven, whoso total weekly circulation did uot exceed 4 000 copies. > DU v 1.0 All i/ COMMENCEMEN - A There ie nothing more appropriate than a nice Book. We hare received a beautiful line. Call and eee them before buying. Carle 1308 MARKIT STREET. Seound Door South of New City Han GROCERIES, JIANG'S | %%CH0C0LATE ICISli I For Icing all kinds of Cake* and Pastry. Flavorlk* for Custards and Ice Cream. J. C. BECK A CO. Corner Twenty-ninth and Jaoeb Street*. aul7cw*su __ PLUMBERS._ I iiiia c. majubasoib. jomph lots. 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