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Experiments tliat trifle wii
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and allays FeverisUncss. 1
Colic. It relieves Teething
and Flatulency. It assimi
Stoinacli aud Bowels, givii
Tlie Children's Panacea.?1
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In Use For C
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I 317 Fot
| By our" System
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== saving than hanking in person. A
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' mont Househt
Sale Ni
. Goods sold
private sale.
? P. R.
OUR OWN FIRESIDE
Can be made doubly. attractive by th
addition of a handsome
MANTEL.
Perhaps you have thought about mak
nig a change but feared the expens
might be too great. May be high unde
some conditions but not if we do the worl
We would 'be pleased to have you in
spect the line of mantels here and als
our book of designs. Then we can sub
mit figures Which will be quite low.
Til/. /A. MOOREHEAD,
, Jacobs Building. Monroe street.
Bonght, and vrliicli lias been
lias borne tlic signature of
lias been made under iiis per1
supervision since its infancy,
iv no one to deceive you in tliis.
s and " J?st-as-good" are but
tb and endanger the liealtU of
erienco against Experiment.
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istitute for Castor Oil, Pare;
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lorpbine nor other Jfarcotie
uarantee. It destroys Worms
it cures Uiarrjioea aim winu
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lates tlie Tootl, reg-ulates tlie
ng liealtliy and natural sleep,
'lie Mother's Friend.
FOR IA ALWAYS
5 Signature of _
ive Always Bought
>ver 30 Years.
MURRAY STRCCT, NEW YORK CITY.
irth Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. |
of Banking by Mall g
awals, is just as easy and far mora time ?
little booklet telling why, awaits =
jurces speak for themselves. jS
ul business experience of years, =
3r $21,000,000 |
lent Sale
entire stock of
igs of the Fairold
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ow On!
eiler at public or
GAILMARD
Trustee.
A Miracle to Order.
From the New York Times.
In the days of his youth M. Coquelin
was ambitious, and the parts he ioved
best to play were those in which he
died, ill full view of an appreciative
audience, for his art. He had one of
these rolls one evening at the Boulogne
theater, and played it splendidly,
getting a ringing round of applause as
he fell dead upon the stage. Then his
trembles started.
The audience's applause woke up a
mosquito, which applied itself to M.
Coquelin with so much assiduity that
the corpse felt it must either scream
or scratch. Another actor, who played
a general in the corps of which the
dead jVl. Coquelln was a young ensign
was standing near the body and had
. to say: "See, then, how sad a thin? is
e war! But now this youth was living
r Now ho is dead?motionless for al
time! Nothing, save a' miracle, car
l_ give him life again."
0 But M. Coquelln could hold out nc
longer. The mosquito was still bitinj
busily, and Coquelin had tjr sit ui
and slap his leg. "The miracle: has
happened," cried the general, vvhth
the audience laughed until It cried a
this too lively corpse. j
FIRST SUIT 7
A. ' 'f:*1
GROWING CUT OFTHE HARWICH
MINE DISASTER HAS REACH- F<
i EG THE COURTS.
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 17.?The
first suit growing out el the Harwich:
coal mine disaster ot January 25.
! 1 cache J the courts to-day. Cullum
l.om bruski. widc.v of A til; a i.umbrus- or
j kt, anil Diana, widow of Giav.nl Aug- g.
i henaljl, by their attorney, E. H. flood, j jn
i to-day sued the Allegheny. Coal Com- j r,(
I panv for ?1 C,V-' " each for the death of j !)r
| their husbands. The husbands were j bj
I both loaders in the miner The women t t],
1 aver that it was the duty ..f the coal '
i . . ,
j company under die law to provide a ,v;
; safe place for its miners to work. ai.
! They aver that the company neglectI
ed to do this. They say the mine was
j ,
r.ot properly ventilated, that fire-: jn
| damp was allowed to collect and that :
j inspection at proper times *.vas nog- j tic
j lected by the coal company. > ca
I ??
SWALLOWED AS I
WAS JONAH"
io:
Of tbe making of lish stories th.ue lel
is no end. and tl.e line must be drawn ha
somewhere, but before we go to the
doings of other creatures it is worth w<
while to tarry long enough to take in an
the experience of a South Sea sailor,
whose adventures matches those of m
Jonah. The man's companions swear %V1
that he was rescued alive three days
after he was swallowed by a whale.
And the story, so the Post-Standard,
of Syracuse, N. V., for April 24 says,
was vouched for and told to che mem- }'a
hers of his Sunday school class by
. Mr. James D. Buchanan, the president
of the Pittsburg Trust Company and
leader of one of the largest Sunday n><
school classes at Pittsburg?that at -)a
the East Liberty Presbyterian Sunday of
school.
Mr. Buchanan is quoted as giving teI
this account of the story of the mod- w"
ern Jonah and-of his own use of it. ^r<
"I am not a teacher of the Bible. I 11''
am merely a practical business man. ca
1 conduct a class of about 25!) mom- 1,a
bers to the best of my ability.
O I*i
"The Bible is sufficient evidence for
me. but occasionally I get interested ^
in comparing the miracles with modern
phenomena which remain unex- m'
plained. a^
"Hence one day, about eight years
ago, I noted a newspaper story about
a seaman In the whaling grounds cf .
the South Seas near New Zealand
having been swallowed by a whale. '
"That same whale was harpooned
some time later'by the crew of the
St!
whaling ship. The whale, when being
( cut open, disclosed the . sailor, who ^
seemingly had been drowned. He j "
was unconscious, but alive. t j 1
"I marveled at the story, and the
story of Jonah instantly came to my he
, mind. I clipped the story and placed
1 it among other clippings in my BiMe.
"Not long after that George Jarvls, js
a cousin and a Scotch sailing roaster,
happened to be a visitor at my home.
One day I mentioned the New Zealand
whale story. 11
"He said he had read the story and JR
had heard it among the seamen of
the islands, and the story was generally
believed and vouched for am-, n ;
the seafaring men."
DECLARES FISH z
HAVE LANGUAGE =
A]
lei
A writer in the Chicago Chronicle
says that fish have their own language?a
vocal one, too?and he de- in
clares that the old idea that they are incompletely
dumb is no longer tenable, t*2
As a matter of fact, he says, there,
are many that utter loud sounds, and t*1
- he mentions among them the drumfish,
which is so named because of
the deep booming noise it makes; the nc
squeteague. which croaks like a big
-*?- 1-1 tpri he
UUlltl U^i Hit; at;:! J wum, ?? 11.^11 u?.v%. .?
a loud "quawk!" when caught; the *)G
puffer, which grinds its teeth and
chuckles; the rabbit fish, the trench
fish -and the cow- fisli, and also the
porpoise, which, while not a true fish,
looks like one and is known as' a r.h
puffer and as a puffing pig because of ti:
his ability to puff so loudly that a ro
school of porpoises can be heard miles di
off when the day is calm. rh
To this list a small Baltimorean who AJ
went gudgeon ing out at Stemmer's run ca
the other day thinks that gudgeons th
should be added. He said that the er
fish bite like "40/* and that he and the br
, two grown-ups who were with him sh
1 brought back over 300 of the little sp
\ shiners as a result of their day's work.
. But the fish "cried" so, he says, when bl;
I the hooks were taken out of their ne
i months that he could hardly stand it. lo:
: :>?
) Real Estate Transfers. be
r L.aviua E. Conaway and husband to
> Initz B. Sm'ttley and Charles Smft- w]
5 ley, property in. Grant district; con- th
; sidbration, $723. sn
t W. in. Reed bt'ill., to J. E. Watson, ga
deed of correction. til
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>RMER POSTMASTERS GENERAL
ON THE WITNESS STAND IN
THE FAMOUS TYNER-BARRETT
TRIAL.
Washington, May it.?two forer
Postmasters General. Chas. Emy
Smith, of Philadelphia, and James
irry, of Maryland, were witnesses
the Tyner-Harrctl trial today.
>th were called by the defense and
oved strong witnesses. The possility
of .Mr. Smith lieins called to
e stand to-day. had awakened .public
forest and the court room was filled
ith spectators. posiotBce olllclals
id employes predominating.
Mr. Smith was placed ou the stand
ton the convening of court this morn- j
He snill frnurt orders, unless a tines- I
>n ol' judgment was included, seldom
me to the Postmaster General for
lion. In connection with Barrett's
dnion on bond investment schemes,
liich wits the forerunner of the troubthat
ended in the indictment of Genal
Tyner and Mr. Barrett, he said:
recall the submission of the opinn
after it was prejtared with a brief
tter. describing it. After Mr. Barrett
id explained it, I signed it."
He said that he delegated all the j
>rk on fraud orders to (lie Assist
t Attorney General for the departent.
General Tyner and relied upon
s judgment. On cross-examination,
itness repeated that ho signed the
iw famous fraud order as it came to
m through the regular channels.
On lop of this Mr. Conrad read from
e law governing the Postollice De.rtment
that the Postmaster General
sues fraud orders "on evidence sat"acto'ry
to himself."
Mr. Smith reiterated that he had
erely followed the custom of the Dertment
in relying upon the advice
the Assistant Attorney.
Mr. Conrad for the Government atmpted
to show that General Smith
is in duty bound to examine every
lud order. This contention was deed
by the witness, and to prove his
se, he read from the law of the Dertment
to the effect that the Postister
General can design different
ders to subordinates. Mr. Wortliing11
for the defense, asked a question
out the general duties of the Postister
General. "This is an effort by
sort of outside" flying buttress to
ild him up," exclaimed Mr. Conrad,
le does not cede it."
This statement from Mr. Conrad in
ew of unsuccessful attempts be had
ade to worry Air. Smith created some
nusement.
James A. Garry followed him on the
inrl
He said that he had known General
rner for fifty years, and that for the
st ten years he had known him Innately.
"He is a man beyond reproach, and
i is thoroughly capable."
The practice in the Department, he
plained, was the same when he was
the head of the Postal Service as it
now, and as it was under Postmaster
moral Smith.
AT WEARS
DIAMOND RING
The Philadelphia Press is the auority
for a story of a rat with a
onounced love for jewelry. The
dent, wearing around its neck a
?ld ring, set with a solitaire diamond,
as killed, so that paper states, on
iril 18 last in the barn of U. J. Aln,
of New Gretna. The family cat
is the fortunate ratter and so proud
as she of her prey that she carried i:
to the house, where it was about to
: brushed out when the sparkle of
e diamond, was noticed.
An examination showed that it wn\e
ring of Miss Maggie Adams, lost
*o years ago. It fitted, so tight
out me necit luul tuu 101. muQL ?...v
arly strangled. It is supposed that
e rat, when young, had slipped It.
sad through the ring and had neve,
en able to get it off.
Snake Wears Game Cock's Gaff.
On April 20, so a news dispatch in
e Cincinnati Inquirer states, some
nbermen who wore working out rail
ad ties near Seliultz creek, a short
stance from Fulierton Ky? caught
e first large snake oi the season,
iter they had landed him they be
me greatly perplexed from the fact
at he was of a variety they had novbcfore
seen or heard of. They
ought him to town, where his snake
ip was carefully inspected at a readable
distance.
He bore all the marks of a common
acksnake, but protruding from his
>ek at one side near the head, was a
Qg horn, apparently as sharp as a
sedle. . Nothing like ihls had ever
ren seen or heard of before
The snake - was finally dispatched
ion careful investigation revealed
e" fact thai1 he had swallowed a
iall game cock and one of the steol
iffs had protruded through the rope's
neck.
1 k PECULIAR NUMBER
I THE aUEER CAPERS THAT ARE CUT
BY THE "'FIGURE' 9.
[ Some of tlte Otlil Comlilnrttioni. ?ntl
i Uos?ltM I'ro?!?oc?l l?y t!?o I'sc of
This Dijffit In Adtildun, Snbtraction
i ami lliilti pl?o:xtfc> 21.
One often bears what a queer Ggurc
some men cut under;certain cireiiin!
stances, but there is a genuine liguro
! which cuts more capers than all the
| queer men in Christendom eculil cut
! In a lifetime. How it is aide to do the
| many "stunts" it does is apparently
| Inexplicable. It is the ilpnrre :X
Give i) a test, for instance, bv multi|
plying it by 2 or any other ligure above
j I till 11 is reached. anil then use 11 if
you euro to. and the addition, of the result
of each multiplication will be 0,
just as sure as fate. Now. offhand.
multiply 9 by itself. Nine times 1) is
SI, isn't it? AtliI tile result?S plus 1
is 0. Make a leap to any big number
you please. For example. multiply
O.S^.OSH by 0. What is the result?
Here it Is, tills Ions string of figures?
01.5SC.83S. Adil tile llgures of tills
string together. The result is 4.". Well,
4 plus 3 etTUtils 9. Figure i> litis bobbed
up serenely thus fur, hasn't it?
Here la another squeezer: If you try
to corner 9 by using Its own digits
against Itself, It will eueliro you. Now,
just see how It does it. Jot down on n
bit of paper any row of figures, big or
little, for 9 doesn't cure n snap, and
I subtract the digits?111 'other words,
the total resulting from the addition
of all the figures in the line?and, utterly
indifferent as to what figures you
put in a row, tbe digits of the situation
added reveal 9. Fut down, say, 8,754,S94.
By adding these figures you get
as a result 45. Now deduct that 45
from the row of figures. In table form
the doings of 0 will he plain:
8.754.S94?added make 45.
45?deducted.
8.754,849?added make 45?that Is. 4 plus 5
equals 9.
One would think that 9 would confine
Itself to Its vast field of multiplication
doings, but it does not. It goes into tho
subtraction business, too, on a great
scale. To make things all "the more
surprising, if a number of figures r.ro
placed in a row nnd, reversing their order,
a subtraction is made, ulways provided,
of course, that one can be anil
the digits are now added. 9 turns up
smiling, just ns it did in the multiplication
tests. Bet us sec. Take 92 and,
reversing it, subtract it thus:
92
29
63
Add that 03?G plus 3 equals 0. Go
up sky high nnd see If 9 can't be a
"knocker out" For Instance, set down
this line of figures, 240,587,931, then reverse
them and subtract them from
themselves, as it were, aa follows:
246.587,931
139,785.642
106,802,289' .
Add that total. It makes 30. All
' right?3 plus O equals 9.
Isn't til lit Kind or uomg uiiuuku tu
puzzle nil "figures of spccch,t" let alone
ordinary prosy language? Ilut here la
another amazing caper of 9. Leaving
out the Ugure 8, make a row of llgures
from 1 to 9. Inclusive. Multiply any
one of them by 9. Then multiply the
entire row by the sum thus attained,
and if you are a millionaire you can
safely wager a million dollars against
a five cent piece that the grand result
will be composed exclusively of the figure
In the row that was especially
picked out to be multiplied by 9. For
proof, suppose you want a grand total
of threes. Simply multiply 3 by 9 and
use the result. 27, as the multiplier:
12.345.679
27
SG. 419,753
24.C01.35S \
333,333,333
There is nothing extraordinary in the
fact that all the grand totals consist
of nine llgures. Still, it does seem
queer that in multiplying the figure 1
by 9 the cunning 9 gets, without assistance
from any other figure as n
multiplier of 12,34o,G79, n grand total
of ones. However, in multiplying anyone
of the other figures to get a total
consisting.entirely of the same figures,
9 needs a "pal," yet that "pal" Is absolutely
9'h own product
I-Vi-,1?- r-2,-1.- me Great.
Frederick tlie Great looked Avith
serene indifference on .'ill that his
enemies might say of him. One day,
ns he rode through Berlin, he saw a
crowd of people staring up at something
on the wall, and on sending his
"room to inquire what it was found
it to be a caricature of hiinself. The
placard was put so high that it \yas
difficult to read it, so Frederick ordered
it to be placed lower in order
that the people might not have to
stretch out their necks. The words
were hardly spoken when, with a joyous
shout, the placard was pulled
down and,torn Into a thousand pieces,
while a hearty cheer followed the king
as he rode away.
Islands Named Pop Dog*.
There are dozens (some say scores)
of islands of greater or lesser dimensions
known as Little Dogs. Dog islands,
Big Dogs. etc. An Island in the
Thames, now a part of London, is
called the Islo of Dogs. Carlylo alludes
to it when he eays, "Tell us first
whether ills voyage uas Been arouuu
the glebe or oulj- from Ilamsgnte to
to Isle of Dogs." Three lofty and
rocky Islands near St. Thomas (Virgin
islands) nro known .as the'Great Dog,
George Dog and the Vest Dog. There
are Dog Islands in the Malayan archipelago,
on thV coast of Maine, off
the coast of Fr tonic Liu county. Fla..
and another in th* Serawatl group.
Wo give' cgiial tettemicn to every
interest of the cit.k
HAS ElGUN IN' SOUTHERN TEXAS
?OTHER ITEMS FROM CROP
\VIIX.TTOX. May 17.?The weekly
vr.-.p report of the weather bureau
"While com planting has been, delayed
in portions of Nebraska, Iowa
and Missouri this' week, it has made
favorable process in the States of
Missouri and the upper Mississippi.' Vvv?
valleys, and has proceeded unint.ee
ruptedly In the Ohio valley. Planting ' ..tc
is in progress in the Dakotas, Mlune- ? . *
sota. Michigan and New England, but ; eg -i.
has not begun in Wisconsin and Now
in tcxns n is 111 line crop conaiuon as
and well cultivated. In the South-At-;:-v; ig?|
lantic and Central anil East Gulf
States corn is generally backward, X.wV.is
and making slow growth, the stand bo- ' * D.'S
ing unsatisfactory. :gp|ggi?
In Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri
the advancement of winter wheat has
been favorable and an Improvement
is generally reported elsewhere East
of the Rocky mountains, but the: condition
of the crop in the States of the
Ohio valley continues very poor.
Wheat is now heading as far North as the
Southern portions of Kansas and
Missouri and harvest has begun In
Southern Texas.
"Heavy rains prevented the completion
of spring wheat seeding in portion
of Northern Dakota and Northern
Minnesotn, but seeding Is practically
completed elsewhere. With tho exception
of variable conditions In Iowa
and unpromising in Mississippi conditions,
the general outlook for oats
in the principal States is promising.
Harvesting has begun In the Southern
States, while seeding Is unfinished in
the Northern portion of the middle
Atlantic States and the Red river of
the North Valley.
"In Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and
Virginia, tobacco plants are backward,
but they are doing well In Maryland,
Kentucky and Tennessee."
GREAT~M0N-~
ETARY DEALS ?
Seldom have so many bis financial
operations come simultaneously as
have taken place within the past few . i
days. Tho United States has just
paid out $10,000,000 on account of the
Panama .Canal. Russia Is floating a
loan for from $150,000,000 to $200,000,000,
and some of the money Is being
put up by.the United States. More
than half of Japan's $50,000,000 loan
has been furnished in this country, -';<?
the rest of ft being provided by England.
Now York City has Just borrowed
$37,000,000 on its stocky at 3%
per cent, interest,, the money to be
used on public Improvements which
are designed to make that city one of
the most attractive spots in the world. : i
Yet these vast monetary operations
have not unsettled the markets to any
perceptible degree. New York's loan
has ail been taken In this country,
though' Europe's investors were anxious
to share in the deal. A premium
was obtained for the stock, which
proves that New York's credit Is good,
as it ought to be. Gold is going out
of the country rapidly these days on
the Panama canal and other accounts, - fl
but nobody is showing any concern. - ?
about the matter. The working balance
of the treasury has been reduced '
by this $10,000,000 disbursement^ yet ,
the cash on hand is so large in amount , ' g
that the void due to the big outgo litis
not been noticed. .
Those things show that trre ' L-nH(!ai;->gM|
States is e3pecialy well provided v, ith
cash. A comparison between (ho prosent
situation, when we an: furnishinK
money Jo other nations, and the situation
ten years ' ago, in Cleveland's
days, when we wore borrowing to prevent.
Ore country from-drooping to the .
silver basis, shows the ror.irust between
Republican and Democratic
financiering. This lesson will. impress the
American i>eoplc. Democratic adversity
has been succeeded by 'Republican
prosperity, and the v.-erid at. , '; .yf
large, as well as the American people,
was quick to discern the .change.
PThese big financial operations of the
past few days furnish in themselves
a powerful argument for the'retention
of the. Republican party la control of
the government. . They will add many
thousands to the vote which." the Republican
ticket will receive throughout
the country in November.-?-Globe
Democrat.
A Latter From Rev. Smith,
J. M. Arnett, of the Fifth ward, is in
receipt of a letter from Rev. G. D.
Smith, of the First 31. E. church, who
is attending the General Conference
at Los Angeles, Cal. The letter is

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