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Oar Illustrated Weekly Letter From &
Nxtloml Capital.
A Chapter on All Sorta or Cycls' The
Paradise of Wheelmen IIan
tired of Mile of LeTel
Wsui.c;tox, Nov. 20. Washington sports
some very queer vehicles in the way of cabs, as
intimated in this correspondence a week ago.
She has quit" as curious ones, however, in the
way of bicycles and tricycles. Indeed, the
list might be extended at either end, and
you might ?ay unacycles, bicycles, tricycles
and quadracycles, so great is the number
and variety of these sort of vehicles used in
this city. Washington is often spoken of
a the "paradise of wheelmen." And so it
is. The miles of smooth street, as level and
smooth as a rioor, extend, forty, fifty and
j'Orbaps a hundred miles if you follow them
street by street and block by block, and
while the country roads surrounding the city
are especially fitted for the "silent steed," go
where you will in Washington or vicinity
yon are sure to meet the wheelmen and
wheelwomen, for there are numerous repre
seatatives of the gentler sex who are as en
thusiastic and ardent devotees of the
"wheel"' as the most earnest bicyclist ou
record. Tricycling in fact has become even
more popular than bicycling; and the curi
ous vehicles which are making their appear
ance on the streets of Washington, ana car
rying sometimes the entire family, add a
novel and interesting feature to the already
varied line of pedo-motors in Washington.
In fact it is the appearance of some of thee
curiously arranged machines that has sug
gested this article.
It is little over a dozen years since the first
bicycles made their appearance in Washing
ton. Now there hundred? and hundreds of
them. According to the best estimate your
correspondent can obtain the number of bi
cycles and tricycles of all sorts probebly runs
up to about 1,500. The great variety of these
vehicles is something astonishing to the
average observer. Among the bicycles there
are evidences of great effort to construct
"safety" machines. With the ordinary bi
cycle the rider sits nearly over the center of
his large weel. so that if in riding his wheel
strikes any obstruction, or drops into a de
pression, the momentum and weight of his
body carries him on forward, and betakes
what is technically known as a '"header,"
coming down over the front wheel, and strik
ing perliaps on his hands, perhaps on his
Lead. It is to prevent this dirticulty that
Mich variety of machines has been invented.
Probably the largest number of thee "safety
machines" now used in Washington are of
the pattern shown in the accompanying cut,
with the small wheel in front. With this
machine the rider sits, it will be seen, pretty
nearly over the center of his large wheel;
but, having the small wheel in front, the
chances of taking headers are very much les
sened. Sometimes even with this machine,
however, there are fail?, and very serious
ones. Another classof machines have levers
so arranged that the rider sits much farther
back than the center of his large wheel, and
by the use of double levers gets the same
motion that is had in the ordinary machine.
Another class of bicycles used very much
here are those with extremely small wheels,
so small that the rider may almost touch the
ground with his feet. Some of these are
"geared"' so that each motion of the foot
propels the wheel a full revolu
tion instead f a halt revolution,
as in the ordinary case. It would be safe to
assert that there are among the thousand or
twelve hundred bicycles in use in Washing
ton twenty, perhaj-s thirty diit'erent kind of
machines, the larjre majority of the new in
ventions bavins been made with the sole
idea of adding to the safety of the rider.
Within the past year tricycles have gained
greatly in favor. Two years ago you seldom
saw one. A year aro they began to come
into more general use. and now you :ee
great numbers of them. Not only do you
?ee them ridden for pleasure and exercise,
but by business men for business purjose?,
and by ladies for exercise and recreation.
They are even used, too, by children, and it
is not an uncommon thing" to see misses of
ten or twelve and masters of similar ajre
riikn? to and from school upon tricycles or
bicycles. Young ladiea and gentlemen glide
over the streets of the city or along the well
kept roads of the District, business men hur
rying up and down the avenue on two
or three wheels, and physicians attending to
their professional callsby the aid of these
vehicles. The most interesting feature of the
late appearances in the tricycling world is
the result of efforts to make a "family" ma
chine. There are gnat nnmbers of these,
and the variety is nearly as great as the num
ber. Everywhere you go you see them.
Sometimes the ladies are riding alone upon
them; sometimes they are accompanied by
gentlemen; sometimes there are two seats
hide by side between the wheels, which are
connected with a long axle; sometimes the
eeats are arranged 'tandem' fashion, in
which case the lady usually occupies the front
teat and the gentleman the rear, each doing
bis or her share of the work of propeilinz
the machine. 8o common have these ma
chines now become that their appearance
excites no remark. You may see them on
the avenue or hurrying about the streets
almost any day. and at almost any
hour .. of the day. Ladies who use
them are enthusiastic in their behalf.
They did find them not only an agreeable
method of traveling about the city, but act
ually beneficial in their effect ujon the
health. A prominent gentleman of this
city, who has been rising a bicycle in his busi
ness for several years, said to your corres
pondent recently that he had, some months
ago, purchased a tricycle for his wife, who
. Lad suffered a partial stroke of paralysis. So
eerious was her case that the doctors attend
ing her had announced their opinions that
fche would never be able to walk again. Not
withstanding this, the husband, knowing the
value of vehicles of this character, purchased
the tricycle and encouraged her to use it;
and within a few months she had so far re-
' gained the ne of her faculties as to be able
to walk readily and projel herself rapidly
about the streets upon th bicycle.
Now, you may see the . husband and
wife almost any day riding about
the city on a "tandem" tricycle
fruch as is shown in the accompanying cut,
lvth Lu apparently good health aud a happy
family. "But for tirj.Ie incident accom
panying the introduction of the tricycle it
would have been a very popular machine
with the ladies long a$o. That incident was
the fact that the first lady to use a tricycle
in "Wa?hiniton was one n hose name his been
a good deal before the public withiti the past
eighteen months as candidate for the highes;
ofhee in the gift of the people. Mrs. Lock
wood is a talented woman, but 6he does not
pride herself either upon her beauty or the
size of her feet: ana m the tricycle calls at
tention to both, her adoption of it did not
tend to add to its popularity with the observ
ing representatives of the gentler sex. The
number and variety of the i-eople who use
bicycles and tricycles in Washington is quite
astonishing. There is a Tricycle flub wtiich
includes among its members a minister and
his wife, an Assistant Secretary of
State and a number of other officials of
prominence. There are several physicians
who have recently purchased "wheels" on
which to vMt their patients. At the Capi
tol, there is a tticycle kept for the use of a
roes.-nprer who flies back and forth between
the Postofhce and the Capitol ottices. At the
telegraph offices bicycles are kept for the us-e
of. messengers, and you may see the little fel
lows, mounted on their wheels, flying about
the city day and night, delivering messages
to the nearest and most distant points. The
Iistrict Messenger Service employs wheel,"
and sends its boys flying in every direction
upon them. Among the newspaper corre
spondents there are numbers, who, following
the example set by your correspondent years
ago, are now using the "wheel" both for busi
ness and pleasure, one of the number having
ridden over a large share of Great Britain
and France during the past summer, upon
his vacation. Among the business men there
are large numbers of both bicycles and tri
cycles used; while among gentlemen and la
dies who desire amusement and exercise the
"wheel" is gaining popularity every day.
Overthrowing the Dolman Amendment.
O'cw York Sun.
The organ of the jobbers and ringstersand
corruption i sts who are engaged in this
enterprise, alleges that the liolman amend
ment, made in the interest of retrench men t,
authorizes legislation on the appropriation
bills, and is responsible for much of it that
is bad. The rules themselves give the best
answer to this charge. Here is No. 1:.'":
No appropriation (.hull be reported in such sren
eral appropriation hi!N, or he in order hs an
ainonlmcnt thereto, for any expenditure not pre
viously authorized by law. September It. 117.
I'lilc in continuation of appropriations for Mich
public work mid object ;is are already in pro2rc..
-March 1:;, l:s.
When the lUinocrats got control of the
House, in the Forty-fourth Congress, they
added the following amendment, on motion
of Mr. liolman:
Nor liall any provision in any such bill or
amendment thereto changing eiting law he in
order except such as Wins m-miane to the subject
matter of the bill shall retrench expenditures.
January 17, Ihto.
The object of that clause was to stop the
vicious practices that had prevailed under
Republican rule, to replace extravagance
with economy, and to redeem the pledges of
reform made by the Democracy during the
memorable Congress campaign ot 174, com
monly known as the tidal-wave year.
The amendment did more than retrench
expenditure, immensely valuable as that
service was. It did away with the practice
of loading the appropriation bills with for
eign matter and pernicious legislation,
which had favored jobbery and had cost the
Treasury tens of millions of dollars. .
What most troubles the lobby and the ad
vocates of reckless expenditure, in and out
of Congress, is that every proposition they
offer in the House must confront the crucial
tet of the liolman amendment, and be re
jected as out of order if not in strict con
formity therewith.
The guardians of the Treasury watch everv
bill during its progress, and they are special
ly vigilant when adroit tacticians come for
ward with well-covered schemes prepared
cunningly to evade the application of the
Sometimes in Committee of the Whole a
weak or inconiitftent or interested chairman
may admit an amendment that ought iroj
erly to be excluded. Hut when it is brought
before the House, with a record to be faced,
such a construction is rarely sustained.
The sternest restrictions imposed by the
rules are occasionally overthrown by the
will of an adverse majority. No wisdom
can provide against these lapses, especiallv
when a prodigal Senate stands ready to
crowd the appropriation bills with amend
ments which the committee of the House
have resolutely resisted.
The present Democratic majority in the
House is about one-half of what it was in the
last Congress. A controversy like that now
proposed would necessarily weaken its moral
lone at the outset, and exhibit a defection
that would gladden the Republicans, who
are urging the movement, lirst because they J
have axes to grind, and secondlj-. in the hope .
of creating discord in the ranks of their op
ponents. Representative Springer was met by a re
porter to-day and asked what he thought of
the prospect lor a revision of the House
' rules this winter. j
"I think," he replied, "it will be done. I
have prepared a revision which I have been
at work on all the summer, and I intend to
submit it for adoption. I have gone over
the entire subject with great care."
"Hoes your revision make any distribution
of the appropriation bills?"
"Yes, it takes three from the Appropria
tion Committee. The Army bill I gave to
the Military Committee, the Naval bill to
the Naval Committee, and the Postottice
bill to the Potottice Committee. The others
are all left with the Appropriations Com
mittee. Not only does my revision deal
with this branch of the subject, but it in
dues every feature of the rules which ob
struct business. My aim has been
to prepare a set of rules
which will facilitate public busi
nesswhich will enable a majority to do
business. I am willing to trust a majority
of the representatives of the people. Hith
erto we have come here at each Congress and
bound ourselves hand and foot, and then
called upon a doorkeeper to deliver us bound
to the other House. We have not been able
to do anything beyond passing appropria
tion bills scarcely, "except what was assented
to by two-thirds or unanimous ac tion. Now
my revision opens the way for the prompt
transaction of all business which meets the
approval of a majoritv. And after three
days my revision prohibits filibustering."
"Can you g.tt your revision adopted with
out referring to the Committee on Rules'.''
"Oh, yes; easily enough. When we meet
and organize we will have no rules. Then
instead of the usual resolution to adopt the
old rules I will submit a resolution to adopt
them as amended. 1 have gone over the old
rules and have put my revisions in the shape
of amendments. When I deemed it neces
sary I have stricken out. The part stricken
out will remain, with a line through it,
and the new matter will appear in
italics, so that each member, with a copy of
the print before him, can see and under
stand what the revision does. It will only
require a majority vote to adopt the revision.
Now. I want here," said Mr. Springer, "to
disclaim in takmg bills from the Appropria
tion Committee any idea or object of strik
ing at Mr. Randall. My object is to facilitate
public business. The Appropriations Com
mittee now has more than it can attend to
in good order and in proper time."
dot it night.
Shouting for Hill and Ilendrick. with the elec
tion three years off, U very or cnolatioii.
Boston Traveler.
You are wrong. It is Hendricks and Hill,
not Hill and Hendricks, The rule of civil
service reform prescribes that promotion
shall be in the order of seniority New York
The Greeks devoured the f!e-li of the
hedgehog. When it has been well fed it is
sweet and well flavored, and the Mesh is eat
en in. many places in England and on the
Continent. An American gentleman who
partook of this dainty, stewed, on the other
side, says it reminded htui g jd deal of
quail. v..
The army must be kept up. says the Yee
dersburg Courier, for the- sake of the In
dians: ' : '
There were nearly 4,000 desertions from
the regular army last year. The soldiers
should respect a small thing lite our army
more than they do. It may -die off one of
these davs, and then there, will be nothing
left with which the Indians may amuse
The Yincennes Sun prints the following
reply of the Gas Company there, which
agrees in all particulars with results else
where when this monopoly is questioned. It
needs be read between the lines;
The following is the reply of the Ga3 Com
pany to the complaint of its patrons:
All of which is very fair to gas consumers
and just like a gas company.
Not a very encouraging prospect is shown
by the following from the Shelby Times:
The foreign market for grain is likely to
become continually smaller, for Austria and
Russia are enlarging their grain areas, and
Kngland has put spaces in India that are
equal to the area of whole states into wheat
and corn. Grain in America has henceforth
to depend largely on the home market, and
to make this at all commensurate to the con
tinually increasing production of grain, the
rua i mi act tiring population of America must
be largely increased. But it can not be
largely increased until we get possession of
foreign markets.
We should not coaiplain, says the Frankj
fort Crescent.
It is said in a sort of complaining way that
the result of the New York election has
wrought no change in the President's course.
Why should it? Has he not been turning
the rascals out as fast as he could get good
Democrats to put in their place? Does not
honesty, intelligence and efficiency rule in
all the departments of the Government?
What more can you ask for? The President
is going right along giving the country a
splendid administration. Prosperity is
slowly but surely coming back, economy of
expenditure prevails everywhere. The elec
tion in New York has resulted in an indorse
ment of the President's course.
A chronic grumbler and an unreliable
party paper is what the Rochester Sentinel
John R. McLean, of the Cincinnati En
quirer, is a hard man to please. He is al
ways contrary in politicsaml never satisfied
with the way things go. If Hill had been
defeated for Governor of New York, the En
quirer would have blamed the President for
it. Rut Hill got there handsomely and now
the Enquirer joins in with the Muzwutnps
and says his election is a rebuke to the Pres
ident. The Knquirer is regarded by Demo
crats generally as a chronic grumbler, and
wholJp unreliable as a party paper only
when its editor has a personal interest in
Democratic success.
The Shelbyville Democrat talks on the sil
ver question:
To increase the amount of silver in a
dollar would demonetize the present cir
culation of silver now in the country, which
would be robbing the people to enrich the
gold sharks of Wallstreet. If such legisla
tion would alleviate the country of an evil
then the people might afford to sacrifice a
little, but any legislation on the subject is
legislation against the many for the benefit
of the few.
General Sheridan's plan is indorsed by the
Michigan City Dispatch:
General Sheridan's plan of giving each In
dian family a farm, selling the rest of the
Indian lands and allowing the interest on
the amount realized to go to the support of
the Indians would certainly be a great im-
Erovement on the present system of tribal
oldings and agency management. The
growth of the country demands that those
great blocks of property which stand in the
way ot progress snail
ojened to settlement.
The Muncie Herald
be broken up and
explains what the
party expected:
The party did not expect the President to
disrupt the public service by too hastily
changing the personnel ot the service. It did
expect him to carry out the expressed will of
the people by putting Democrats in charge
of the atlairs as fast, at least, as these changes
were made by Republicans who preceded
him. The Republican Presidents, with Re
publican predecessors, entertained no hesi
tency in making clean sweeps to provide
places for their friends.
The f-alem Democrat finds space not re
quired for olitical discussion to talk of
other interests:
The riainfield Reform School for Boys is
among the bet-managed institutions in the
State, and is lue the superintendeney of
Professor Charlton. Twenty-nine boys were
honorably discharged and a very large num
ber were promoted for good conduct. There
remain 411 inmates. Feeling among them is
excellent, and the year's result is extremely
satisfactory to the" management. The bovs
have completed one of the finest and largest
brick barns in the Ohio Valley. It meas
ures 14x."u feet.
Nothing ever like it before. Spencer Dem
crat: Since the origin of political parties in the
United States, there has never been a party
so completely demoralized so far Isolated
from any principle, that would stand for a
minute before the bar of equity so com
pletely at sea, and so overwhelmingly sub
merged from every semblance of honesty and
purity, by its nefarious record of the past,
written b'y its own ruthless hands, steeped in
the infamy of unpardonable crime as the
Republican party of to-day.
His hind sight is good. People's Friend,
Blaine says the Republicans will never
again carry New York with the Tribune as
their special organ. This is cruel in Mr.
Blaine. The Tribune w as the only paper in
New York City that supported Blaine for
the Presidency.
The Fort Wayne Sentinel suggests that
John I-oean settle down: !
No one has mentioned John A. Togan as a
Presidential candidate since the New York
and Virginia Elections. Divested of a vain
ambition, it should be possible for I.ogau to
settle down and become a hard working and
useful member of the Senate.
The Goshen Democrat shows how the ad
ministration is reforming the civil service:
Secretary Manning has ordered the Door
keeper of the Treasury Department to "keep
tab" on the employes and see what time each
one gets to work in the morning. A good
many of them are in the habit of ambling
leisurely around at H e'clock and after, and
the Secretary is bound to enforce a little
more promptitude. There will be some si
lent grumbling in consequence, but the in
dolent and tardy will probably prefer to hus
tle around and tend to business rather than
quarrel with the reform spirit, but for which
they would have been turned outof ofliee
when the administration changed hands.
It has a value in the advance of future
science, says the Huntington Democrat:
The President has appointed a mugwump,
Mr. Saitenstall.' Collector of the Port of Bos
ton. Although disappointing to the Demo
crats of Boston who recommended a straight-
out Democrat yet the appointment has its
advantages. It is always wise to preserve a
few choice specimens of rare growths and a
mugwump w ill be a decided curiosity in a
few years.
A peculiarly horrible crime is reported by
the Hancock Democrat:
George Harmon, a worth'ess character,
shot and instantly killed Wesley Carpenter,
a, kau-w;;tei 'seYWeeu-year-oli boy,'u?ar
Terre Haute. Ind.. Sunday last, without any
provocation. The top of Carpenters head
was blown off, part of his brain lodging on
the mantel-piece and his body falling Into,
the fire, and was horribly burned before he
was removed. ,
Where traitors dwell. Kokomo Dispatch:
All the talk of the Republican press about
traitors South is but the reflex of traitors
North. They dwell in the Republican pnrty.
The Stalwarts are traitors to the Half
breeds, and vice versa. Truly the g. o. p. is
a nest ot internecine traitors.
Truth on the Indian question by the Sey
mour Democrat:
One hundred years of our blubbering sym
pathy has degraded the once noble and in
dependent Indian hunter to a 6tealthy.
treacherous and useless wretch, and has bred
and nurtured in the Indian department of
the Government a horde of designing, schem
ing and thieving agents, who, in everv ad
ministration, without regard for politics,
have disgraced the Government, stole the
people's taxes and starved the Indians.
Referring to the execution of the Italian
murderers at Chicago, the Attica Ledger
Canital nunishment for murder i. the hpt
that human wisdom can devise. If it do no
more, it rids society of men who threaten its
members. But more than this, if it be rigid
ly adhered to, it deters other vicious and con
scienceless scoundrels. It may be a vervpoor
use to put a man to, but it is infinitely'better
tnan "punisoin? him m a way that makes
him confident and defiant.
Don't blame the telegraph editor if the
Kamochitokoffsky mcuated by the Ser
vians is not found on the mat, Savs the
Terre Haute Express:
The names of places and men in the Ser
vian-Bulgarian war are just a little worse
than any that have eot mixed ud cominsr
over the cable in any previous wa"r abroad.
The worst of it is that many of them are
not to be found in anv gazetteer, and we
will have to go haphazard with them for a
time at least. No two newspapers spell the
same name alike.
The Marion Sentinel's opinion:
Senator Yoorhees has written a letter to
the Shelbyville Democrat, answerin? the un
called for attack made upon him by the
tvansviue courier, lue Senator is lustly
indiguant at the ungrateful conduct of the
proprietors of the Courier, who have re
ceived the kindest treatment at the hands of
the distinguished gentleman. It is generally
believed that the unjustifiable course cf the
Courier was caused by the failure of the pro
prietors to secure office from the adminis
tration. Senator Yoorhees letter is a mer
ited rebuke to the soreheads.
The New Albany Ledger asks the folio w-
cunous question :
Is it the destinv of the Hebrew race to be
come the arbitrators of the world? Win-
not? Thej- are cosmopolitan.- Thev have
neither nation nor narr: the world is their
home. They can look with unprejudiced,
impartial eyes upon the quarrels of nations
and peopUs. As a race they love peace.
hy, then, may they not in the near future
be called to act as international arbitrators
and stav the hand of war? It would be a
glorious destiny for a race persecuted by the
wnoie world to return good lor evil by re
storing and preserving the peace of" the
The Fort Wayne Sentinel makes a distinc
tion that deserves notice:
One of the causes of the terrible distress
and pitiful poverty of the mining regions of
Pennsylvania is the importation of foreign
labor. Poles, Hungarians and Bulgarians
swarm through the coal mines. The Poles
sometimes make good citizen?, and so do the
Hungarians. The old Irish and Welsh min
ers confound the Bulgarians who come here
with the Hungarians. The Bulgarians are a
wretched lot They come in great numbers,
and will work for almost nothing. The
grumbling against these foreign pauper labor
ers is becoming so loud and threatening that
more open enmity is to be feared. The Slav
may be the cause of the revival of Molly
There is something that nobody under
stands in the numerous anomalies of the
present situation, and the Seymour Demo
crat mentions one of them:
While the miners in the Hocking Yallev
are surrounded by millions of tons of coal
and are suffering for bread, the farmers in
the North and West have abundance of
bread and no coal, and are burning corn for
fuel. With our great railroad fac ilities does
it not look like there was something wrons
about this? Does it not occur to the reader
that if the rascally tariff was so modified that
the great est could fand markets in foreign
ports for her corn that she would have
money to buy coal and the Hocking alley
miners would have money to buy bread?
The Jetlersonvile Times wants informa
tion as follows :
Does any one have to be told in this late
day ot tariff discussion, that protection to
one man mean? oppression to another? That
protection to the manufacturer of any given
article of consumption means oppression to
the consumer? To raise the price of an
article in the hards of its manufatnrer is to
raise its price to the consumer? The manu
facturers gain is the consumer's loss? Is
there any one so perfectly stupid that he can
not see and understand these plain, simple,
self-evident propositions?
Pretty thin, says the Terre Haute Gazette:
The central Idea of the Eads Tehauntepee
Railroad plan is to have Uncle Samuel pav
the bill, and the plainest dictates of com-
monrsense and common honesty warn I ncle
Samuel against doing anything of the kind.
If it is a good thing, capitalists will talce
hold of it as they have of the De Lesseps
l anania Canal. 1-et captain r.aus turn his
lobby loose on Wall or Lombard streets and
keep them away from Washington. Lobby
ing around Washington and corrupting Con
gress is a vicious and expensive inaugur
ation of any enterprise.
Let the country follow the advice of the
Fort Wayne Journal:
From every point of view, from considera
tions alike of national pride and commercial
interest, we think that all signs of the times
indicate want of a firm, dignified and con
sistent policy in the management of our for
eign aSairs. First let us acquire the arma
ment which other nations possess, and then
let us unswervingly pursue the policy adopt
ed by our commercial rivals in their dealings
with other nations.
The Logansport Pharos is sound on the
Vincent removal:
It was a crime to have selected such a fes
tering embodiment of fraud and villainy as
Dorsey was shown to be during his career as
a Republican manager and politician. But
what was worse, Dorse was an interested
party in the very frauds which the jury, of
which he was a rrember, was to investigate.
That Vinc ent could have so far forgotten the
common decencies of his iKssition as to make
the selection, is proof either of hb own ina
bility to distinguish between white and black,
or a determination to recognize a character
ko odious as to be a stench in the nostrils of
honesty. Vincent is now attempting to pose
as a martyr, and the Tharos notices with
some humiliation that its morning contem
porary and other cross-roads organs are al
readv shedding crocodile tears over his al
leged shabby treatment. Too bad! Too bad!
Slight pain in the side, the 'skin and eyes
assume a thick yellow coat, digestion is im
paired, an unpleasant sinking sensation at
the pit of the stomach is experienced, the
bowels are irregular, the mind fretful, the
memory weakened, sometimes a slight cough,
coldness of the hand? and feet, sometimes
loss of appetite and at others unnatural
craving for food, Jiziness of the head, blur
ring before the eves, depressed spirits, bad
breath, feeling of Uncertainty of having left
something undone but can't ti 11 what it is.
Take Simmons Liver Regulator, it will re
move all thes.? feelings, aai a.ke jr W?U,
The breath that bore yojr last kiss said, MBe
i 'brave!" . ' '
, And then I Mtwwlth white your face im pen r led.
But could not your augel wings unfurled;
Aud no where moaning autumn night-wiads
I lie grief-mtered on your hiding grave;
And., though life's voices all about are swirled,
Your rottest whisper will out-voice the world
If it but give ttu? answer that I crave.
'"Dear heart. If with burglarious baad I clutch
And break the barrinsr lock that I may know
Acaia your angel hand's oft tender touch.
VViU not forgiveaes from that pity flw
Which once forgave her who had loved so much,
Becau-e I love you so I love you so?"
TIFIC. l'asteur's method of vaccination for the cat
tie plague has proved successful in India for
horses, cows, sheep, buffaloes, asses and ele
phant. Bones have been proven to quickly disolve
in sea-water. They are consequently seldom
obtained during ocean dredgings, although
teeth, which resist the action of the water
indefinitely, are often brought up.
The internal heat of the earth is being
investigated by the German Government. A
shaft sunk at Schladebach has penetrated
about 4,rG5 feet underground, believed to be
the greatest depth yet reached by boring.
At this point the earth's temperature is lua
A spider recently observed in the Isle of
Wight dragged two or three leaves to the
shore, fastened them together with its web,
launched the craft and sailed away over the
pond, leaving it to dart and dive "after flies
and other game, returning with them to the
raft to be devoured.
It has been estimated that from a single
pound of steel costing about fifty cents there
can be manufactured 100,000 watch screws
worth Sdl. Some of these machine-made
screws are so small that an uneducated eye
requires the aid of a magnifying glass to see
what they really are.
Lyell estimated thai the gorge of Niagra
River was cut out in about 3.i,ooo years, but
surveys to determine the present rate of re
cession of the falls indicate that the work
may have been done in 10,uo0 years. During
forty-one years the average annual wear of
the rock wa3 two and three fourths teet.
Lime slaked with a solution of salt in
water and then properly thinned with skim
milk from which all the cream has been
taken, makes a permanent whitewash for
outdoor work, and, it is said, renders the
wood incombustible. It is an excellent
wash for preserving wood and for all farm
A German test for watered milk consists
in dipping a well-polished knitting needle
into a deep vessel of milk, and then immedi
ately withdrawing it in an upright position.
If the milk is pure, a drop of the fluid will
hang to the needle; but the addition of even
a small proportion of water will prevent the
adhesion of the drop.
A vessel off Para reiorts falling in with a
mass of spider? floating in the air. The rig
ging and sails were covered with the web,
the lojjß threads of which formed the bal
ioon f Jr the tiny aeronauts. For several
miles this spider swarm continued, the
Captain estimating that there were mill
ions, which had undoubtedly blown from
The utility of tears to animals in general,
and particularly to those which are exposed
much to the dust, such as birds which live
amid the wind, is easy to understand. The
eye would soon be dirtied and blocked up
had not nature provided this triendly, ever
flowing strerm to wasn and refresh it. A
very little fluid is necessary to keep the eye
clear and clean.
A number of dogs were recently dosed
with morphine until they became insensi
ble, the object being to determine what drug
would act most rapidly as an antidote. It
was found that hypodermic injections of
theine neutralized the narcotic almost in
stantly, although it was employed only after
the heart had ceased to beat. Caffeine had a
considerable anti-narcotic power, but was
not equal to the principle derived from
The Journal of the Society of Arts gives
an account of Professor Frankland's series
of experiments in removing micro-organisms
from water by means of filtration. The
materials used wefe green sand, silver sand,
powdered glass, brickdust, coke, animal
charcoal, and spongy iron, all of them being
previously passed through a sieve of forty
meshes to the inch. Only green sand, coke,
animal charcoal, and spongy iron removed
the organisms; and even these would rot act
longer than one month. Thus the produc
tion of steriiied potable water in large quan
tities is a matter of difficulty and requires
constant renewal of materials. I$ut coke and
sjongy iron will act well for long time in re
moving large proportions of the organisms
and rendering the water at least tit for drink
ing. A very simple, though somewhat expen
sive, arrarjMiient of telephone wires has been
introduced in a Glasgow merchant's office,
by which, it is stated the annoyances of in
duction are prevented. The ofliee is con
nected with the proprietor's dwelling house,
some thirty miles distant, by a private line.
To prevent disturbance from the induction
of other wires, he employs a return wire,
and the wires are simply arranged in a spi
ral or helical form as follows: .Suppose each
post to be provided with four insulators, ar
ranged at the four angles of a square, the
sending wire is attached to insulator 1 on
the firsi post, 2 on the second, 3 on the third,
4 ou the fourth, 1 on the fifth, and so on.
The return wire is attached to tne insulators
at the opposite corners of the square, or
what would correspond to that position,
thus forming the belix.
The Leading; Colors Reception Toilette
Artistic Kvening Costumes A
Novelty in lleadwear
Brilliant cardinal, gold, dark blue, ami
golden brown are the colors that enter
largely into everything that is desired for
garniture, and for much La dress aiso. The
introduction of the deep, rich olive and
bronze shades have a toning effect, but after
all they but enrich by lightening the sunset
hues, the glitter of gold, and the sparkle of
beads and metallic threads. In woolen
fabrics the taste is sober enough, especially
for the street, as the difference between the
indoor toilet and the outdoor costumes
grows constantly more marked, this being
one of the very best features of our con
stantly Improving fashions. ' There are so
many varieties of really elegant woollen
fabrics now in market, and they are so com
fortable to wear, and withal so stylish when
properly made up, that it is not at all surpris
ing that they form a greater part of the
dress material used during the dull, dead
and chill seasons of our year. This autumn
great preference seems to be given to the
rough surfaced woolens with raised or tufted
surfaces, some with velvet frise, or a looped
or curled surface, w hich gives it a novel
effect. The velvet-tufted cloths and the
bolide brocades are very handsome, but the
smaller the design and the more they seem
a part of the fabric and the better they
appear when made up.
Bed in shades both deep and vivid is a
leading color which is likely to prevail this
autumn and winter through in dres and in
many wraps for either dressy wear or utility
ues. Lon? French surtouts of dark red
ptockinette, boucle fabrics, or dull red hou-
setta cloth m made wUU double-breast? A
fronts and box-pleated baefcs open from the
tournure down. ' These are trimmed with
wide collars and bands of Persian lamW
wool, plush, or fur, otter, natural beaver, or
other short-haired varieties leing first chosea
for wraps of this description.
Combination dresses of faille francaise,
Itengaline, other repped silk with velvet are
among the most tasteful importations for
These may be in monotone when the velvet
is figured or striped, but if two plain mate
rials are used, they are oftenest in contrast
ing colors. In these dresses there is greater
fullness in the skirts and very long draiories,
and the eflect is given of one skirt oeiiing
over another. As an example of monotone
dresses is a rich gown with the ample skirt
of sapphire brocaded velvet, with large
raised velvet flowers or a ground of repped
(uncut) velvet of thesame shade; this is ar
ranged with three straight back breadths cf
velvet gathered to- very small spa. e on the
belt, while two front breadths nearly plain
at the belt drop down to form a long apron
shaped only by pleats catching un the sides,
and cut out in deep sca-llops across the foot
to show a border of otter fur set on the foun
dation skirt. Down each side hangs a sash-
like breadth of Benaline ffilk fringed at the
lower end and pleated into a spare of two
inches at the belt: on one side this sash has
a deep loop falling from the belt, but the
other is plain and straight. The hasque of
Bengaline has a square plastron of the fig
ured velvet, and is cut up in scallops below
this plastron; there are also scallop at the
end of the middle forms of the back. For a
dress in contrasts of color seal brown Sici-
lienne or faille francaise is made un to open
over a turquoise blue velvet skirt which
shows in a wide band inlaid down the front
between three pleats of the brown silk, on
which are placed cross rows of blue bead
fringe. These pleats are wide and
not set stittiy. yet are held
well in place by the fringe; the silk drapery
back of the pleats is caught up high on each
side, and descends again in the back to show
the blue velvet from belt to foot. The basque
is of the silk, with a velvet vest and inside
curls. Plush skirts are used in the same way
under soft repped silk draperies, and in some
instances there are wide bands like borders
of metallic galloon straight around them;
as this galloon would sink into the deep
pile of the plush, modistes make tucks in
the plush, and attach the galloon to the
lower edge.
The New York Tost says of
The idea seems to be very encral that a
dress, to be artistic and unique, must be ela
borate and intricate, and almost impossible
to turn out a success, even when made by
the most skillful and deft of American mod
istes and manipulators. A dressmaker who
is mistress of her art, and can create a toilet
of modern fit and finish, can quite as easily
produce one that shall prove a faithful rep
resentation of the robes of other days, pro
vided she has made a study either of antique
portraits or of the different stvles of cos
tumes of various centuries. There is a pe
culiarly quaint and odd appearance about
the portraits of the reigning queens of socie
ty of the fifteenth century, which have at
tractions all their own, and pictures of later
date which present the magnificent robes of
Florentine and Venetian, women, are all
beautiful and unique, showing modifications
of the older-fashioned fancies of the fit
teenth century; but, after all. they are in n
degree superior in beauty, coloring, fabric
or design, and no more diincult to re
produce than the hundreds of artistic.luxur
ious, and intricate toilets which come to us
every season from the hands of gifted French
designers. Indeed, the low, square-cut
smock frock, with a Watteau effect in the
back, the bewitching Greek dress, with its
chaste folds and graceful drapings; the Flor
entine robe, with puffed sleeves, square bod
ice, open over a guinipe or chemisette of
tulle, and many other historical styles are
simple in the extreme compared with many
of our toilets laden with garnitures fit for
queens and princesses, and triumphs of Par
isian art as to fit and construction. In or
dering or making an artistic gown taste and
a true eye are the only real essentials.A very
beautiful artistic dress may be made of a
simple perfectly fitting p'rincess dress of
white surah, the antique or artistic effect
depending solely upon the arrangement of
the neck and sleeves, these imparting the re
quired flavor of originality. They may be
decorated with pearl-covered fraises, puffs,
applique bands or lines of gold or silver em
broidery. A velvet bodice, a silver chate
laine and aumoniere, antique jewels for
wrists and throat, a round feather fan. each
and all are accessories which should accom
pany the dress to carry out the idea taste
fully. A softly draping cashmere, cut cu
piincesse, with square oien bodice and
chemisette Busse, makes a very attractive,
artistic house dress, also a cream serge, with
bands of ruby or golden-brown velvet as gar
niture. There are scores of pretty and
bewitching ideas to act upon, but perhaps
the most siu-ccssful and attractive styles are
those which, while avoiding the extreme of
eccentricity in their artistic construction,
endeavor to engraft upon the modern costume
that picturesque quaintness which is the
very life and soul of artistic dressing.
worn by children are so pretty that older
wearers" have long coveted them and the
leadinsr French milliner ' in London has
brought them out in garnet, ivy green,
scabious purple, bronze and dark "blue, to
match traveling suits. They are especially
chic and becoming, and as they are without
frames or wires, and can be folded like a gen
tleman's traveling cap, the' are a great con
venience. A mode! is shot chestnut and
crimson plusk, with large box plaits rising
to a high point in the centre, showing the
rich shade of crimson lining, with standing
loops of ribbon to match, forming a full
pull' on the top of the head. The mantle
worn with this is one of the superb pelises
in brown plush, rich as the best tealkin.
deeply bordered with silver fox around the
fronts, which open over a close-fitting under
dress of gold and brown inatelasse brocade,
which shows like a gorgeous facing. A sec
ond hood has a crown of plush of mordore-
brown, that is, dead gold and brown, with
soft front of seal brown plush and three
mordore ostrich tips falling over it. The
cloak is seal plush, with cashmere fronts in
shaded nut color, the hue of new English
walnuts, relieved by veinings of brown
soutache and lines of gold. Bands of sable,
with chenille fringe below, trim this very
elegant-looking mantle.
The German traveller, Dr. Gerhard Rohlfs,
contends that it is unhealthy to wear wool
len clothing in the tropics. It is well known,
he says, that nearly all animals in Kurope
have a thicker coat in winter than in sum
mer. But in Tuat, Kufra, and other hot
regions of Central Africa sheep imjiorted
from colder climates lose their wool in the
course of a year, and their skins are then
thinly covered with hair. The lion, who at
the Cape and Northern Africa has a lone and
thick mane, loses his mane entirely in Cen
tral Africa. These facts, argues Dr. Kohlfs,
prove that there must be some urgent cause
for depriving animals of their woollen coats
in the tropics, as in other places the same
animals have for thousands of years been
covered with wool, both in winter and in
summer: and they giva a lesson to man
which he would do well tcl follow.
An investigation of Sunday labor by Car
roll Wright shows that while the displace
ment of rest by recreation has vastly in
creased in America, thus making work for
those concerned transit and other means of
pleasure, no fact can be produced to support
the statement that the mere toil for wealth
occupies any more time on Sunday than it
did a century ago. .
Despite Not the Day of Small Thing.
Little things may help a man to rise a
bent pin in an easy chair for instance. Dr.
l'ierce'8 "Fieasant Purgative Pellets" are
Miiall things, pleasant to take, and they cure
kick headaches, relieve torpid" livers und do
wonders, lteing purelv vegetable they cart
uot iiarm any gue. AU drujsists, ,
All Bilious Complaints.
They am perfectly safe to tat. Mng pvzSLt
VXQKTiBLC aot prepared with the greatest car
from the best drugs. Thaw rv4Mr tb sufferer
CDce by can-Ting off ail impurities throcn t
towels. Ahcri'Afsti. ttcattox.
Swift's Specific
Is nature's own reincir. ras ie from pctgitaer-
ed from the forests of ..Krgl. Tbe mechoJ by
which it i niH'le wa obtained by half hreed
from the Creek Indian, who inhabited certai
portion o Oeorjia, which was coai:nn:iH Mteii t
oue of tbe early settlers, nn.l fans t!ie t)raiu!a ha
been handed own to the present day. The
above cut rcpreesents the method of manufacture
twenty years go, hy Mr. C T. Swift, one of the
present proprietors. The detain 1 bus leeti gradu
ally increasing until a $100 .OKI laboratory is now
necevsary to Mipply the trade. A foreijra demai.t
has been created, and eu'.arjed fai iiilies wüi be
necessary to meet t. This gr- .t
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