ITEMS SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF INDUSTRY
AND STATE OF TRADE.
Facta, 8scared Direct from Mill and Factory—
Movements of Workmen—General
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The last few days the Wheeling Ice
I and Storage Company has experienced
the best trade of the season. They are
All the brick lining has been torn
| from the Belmont blast furnace, aud
the work of rellning the stoves is pro
Fred Happy, manager at Reyraann’s
and H. B. Grimrn, secretary, are home
from au important business trip to
The mammoth plant of the Ohio Val
ley China Company Is going in full.
They have a large number of orders
Kramer Bros. & Co., at the South
Side carriage works, are running in
full, and enjoying an unusually.good
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
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
HVM Ufa lull evil 11.
Hoffman’s tannery Is going in every
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
HOW A THOROUGHBRED HAS OFTEN WON A
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
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
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
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.
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
— Jj — Comfort
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
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
in the water, and
feat is over.
Tbe first time
his great leap the
through the air
look away his
breath, and he
was almost un
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
won the ladies'
the Golden Stato
last year and suc
her title a faw
weeks ago at the
tournament of the
club. Among her
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
Checker Problem No. 223—By David
Checker problem No. 222.
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.
HOW THE PLAYER’S WILL SEE THE WORLD’S
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
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
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
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
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/
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