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sfSSeiy if v. c. is- JH! ft THE PATENT OFFICE. A LOOK AT THE MODEL ROOM AND ITS CURIOUS INVENTIONS. Stan Gramtonet and Patent Embalming Fluid.-How a Dead Ilabj- Was Offend tar a Model An Incident of the raise, Tooth Case. tSpeclal CorreanondMiee.1 WASHIXOTOf, Juljrl ! Hi, American brain Is the most active of any of tho nations. Our peo ple breathe chaui- pasna. We think at telegraphic speed, and we hare in our short history turned out tho groat inventions of the world. Tho nwlus machine was invented byunArreri can, and tho telegraph, the telephone and tho electric light here flrst sprung from thought isto reality. Just bow many .new ideas our people bring forth every j ear cannot be con oeived. The tens of thousands of copy rights which are registered in the National library form something of an index, and our mechanical minds originate patentable arti cle at the rata of over 20,000 a year. 5ST -I T EULSIINIXO JEODELS f '.Tweety-tiro thousand two hundred and 6mfcty-ight patents were grained last year, ad the applications for inventions were fully twice thin number. No article can be patented which has ever been designed or de scribed in the past. It cannot, be patented if it has been used in any shape in another coonty. It must, be entirely new either in principle or in application. These 22.000 are becce the embodiment of ideas entirely new " v The patent bfSeo is one of the few depart aetts of Uncle Sam's business that pay expenses. Its receipts amount to over a r Billion dollars a year, and it puts annually tatoTJnde Sam's pockets about $150,003. Tho - Bomber of patents applied for is so great that tbe fees for them bring in this vast reTeuue, and the result is that the department is one of the most efficient of its kind in the world. It Is ft wonderful establishment, and a walk through its model rooms makes one's brain 'whirl as he tries to conceive the myriads of ideas here embodied in mechanical shape. Imagine, if you' can, four immense balls cov sringa; space of more than a quarter of an acre, t Line these with glass cases placed tier i iter and containing: models br the hun- dreaa at, thousands.. Look till your eyes are Hroovyour Drain-weary whit trying to re Bember and comprehend the various articles from a patent gravestone to a new electric lightl Bring before your mind the fact that the majority of these hundreds of thousands of inventions consumed years of work" in Jb&elr conception 1 Remember that hundreds 'of them have sent their inventors to insane asylums, and that only tens out of thethou- TOktBSTOXES. tends have ever proved of profit to their owners, and you get some little idea of the thoughts which crowd upon one as he stands' here. This patent office Is a gorgeous mausoleum of dead hopes. Such fortunes as it repre sents have as a rule not been received by the men who made the successful inventions, and HZ',u ..wJEirlk J i:P8ff- jtjSjf these models represent less than ono-thou- Mll-, aandth part pf tbe, numerous mechanical MSX ' conceptions of the American mind. And vf'i what a wonderful mind it is I Tho subjects jjfSdealtiwlth affect every branch of .human in- iat-r " Note how tne snblime in almost every one of these cases tramps closely on tho heels of the ridiculous. By singling out tbe crazy contrivances, some cf hich exist m nearly every case, yon could almost prove the Americans an Insane nation, and in the case of the minds of nine-tenths of these inventors common sense seems to have had no part. Take this case of tombstones, for instance, and the models ore of every shape, character and color. Here is a glass pyramid topped H , "Vith a silver ball and placed on a stoneped fe estaL In its sides are lookingglass panels, ' s twined about it. The inscription upon it is: IgT. Home of a deceased menak ' reace to lis osnes. E S Another class pyramid '.tombstone is made to be filled with artificial flowers, and the it 5 "tombstones which have places in" them for l';4V tbe exhibition of the picture or photograph of tbe corpse beneath are numerous. One of these was patented in 1S51, and it has a ghostly daguerreotype in it. The name on . .this tombstone is that of, John Smith, and otters sear by sacrilegiously bear the names of George Washington and Abraham Lin coln. St One' of these pictured tombstones has imbedded In its side a highly colored group representing a mother and child weeping, a ad I doubt not the intention is to show thav the father lies below. Some of these monu Bents are made of tin. some are of zinc and others are of wood, marble and 'granite. Tb c breaking off of a stone tree half way up is a Ijj- favorite etylein tombstones: and one, of the Queerest models is labeled "An improvement k b grave mounds." This was patented in -- Ker it there is a monument bearimr the in- . - v St. aeriirtion: JH, Eternity. Where win rou mead ttf itjk x Am I read it I said." "Any where but under There are quite as many curious coffins as tfaere are tombstones, and tb grave-robbing of A. T. Stewart brought down an avalanchtf P cf patent coffins. These are of. all materials, - anil r'l" w. wjciu unto himtuv miwu ' jf alarms connected with them so that the body soatcher who attempts to open them is sure to be caught by the keeper of the cemetery or to be frightened awar. - M itMI fdooA am 1,a rrWHMm rtt TT1. MUKM M ... ... uv V UVb h. . ... tn'TtriL " several years ago a letter was see rscetvea by tee 'Duttiu uung far i patent for a new method or taking care oi ue&a bodies. This patentee sent a dead baby em balmed by his process as a modal, and he asked that this model should be placed in one of these glass cases and kept on exhibi tion. It Is needless to say that the request was refused. There are all kinds of patents here for the sick as well as the dead, and there are enough patent beds for invalids to stock a city hos pital. One invalid's bed has a model of a man in it, and this man is about six inches long. He has the rosiest of cheeks and the most luxurious of long mustaches, and he looks quite comfortable as he lies behind tho glass covered with dost. Another bed is placed in a room surrounded with wire walls to keep out tho flies. It is labeled "Patent Fly Protector," and there are bods here that fold up Into a size small enough to pat into a Saratoga trunk, beds that can be turned into chairs, and dozens of different patents for beds which outwardly look like bureaus, ynnntAla and oil paintings, and which, by the touch of a spring, fall down with sheets, pil lows and clothes all ready for use. "I say, Mary, is them teeth like yonr'nr The question was asked by one old farmer who stood by the false tooth case of this patent office with his carpet bag in one band and his other one clasping the lapel of his coat in order to support his wrinkled faced wife who was upon his arm. There were hundreds of sets of false teeth lying before them, mounted in all shapes and forms. Some of them wero of porcelain, others had the dull white of ivory, and not a few looked like the teeth of animals remodeled. They grinned almost ghastly as tbe mralist and his wife looked at them. TUX FALSE TOOTS CASE. There ore thousands of sewing machine satcnts here, and some of the models turn by j and and some ore supposed to run by steam. The oldest patent is dated Feb. SI, 1S42. It -as given to a Washington man named Sreenogh, and it looks like a section of the ew York elevated railroad. The next patent sewing machine is labeled "a sewing engine." It looks as though it might make a wire fence instead of sew cloth, and it was patented in the days of President Tyler. It was not till a decade later that the practical sewing machine was invented, and the instru ments out of which Howe and Singer mode their machines may here be seen. They had years of trouble before they ere able to introduce them, but they made fortunes out of .their inventions before the died. The patent office is in the interior depart ment, and Secretary Vilas is its commander-in-chief. The man who runs the bureau, however, is Benton J. Hall, of Iowa, who is commissioner of patents. It is before him that all patent cases are tried, and he has con trol of everything connected with inventions, f here is a big corps of clerks'in this patent ouce, and the scenes connected with it are worthy of notice. There is a restaurant here .-ontaining two long tables. Tho oookicg for Hie lunchers is done on gas stores, and I noted that the men sat at one table while tbe women tuok possession of the other. I visited it to day. Tho hour was between 12 and 1 o'clock, and the hulls were filled with clerks going this way and that, going to and from their lunch. Many of them were patronizing the milk dealer of the patent office, and the favor- SELLING MILK IS THE PATZXT omCZ. ite lunch seemed to be strawberries and a glass of milk. I found that lunching was going on throughout the different offices, and just behind tbe bustle case in the model room there was an old colored woman with her head in a pitcher out of which she was drink ing as I went by. Thomas J. Todd. Cattle Returning to Savagery. There was, however, always an element of mystery about these herds of cattle. There were times when the gentlest old family cow became frightful Some times, when lying under a little tree, my horse feeding at my side. I would hear a wild savage roar, a long drawn, powerful, raucous note, ending with an upward burst, instantly to be followed by other and fiercer roars. I spring into the saddle, for I know what that means. Some restless ranging steer has found a trace of blood. Looking out on the prairie, I see tbe herd running swiftly toward the solitary warrior, who, with nose held to the ground, with open mouth and curling tongue. Is voicing the roused savagery within him. The whole herd is transformed from a lazily feeding and sleeping company of cows to a drove of infuriated buffalo, rushing and crowding, roaring and bawl ing, fighting, struggling In a thick mass toward and around a common center. Thjiv paw the dust or toss flakes of tbe sod in the air; "eyes roll in white fury, feet trample, and throughout all that thrilling, frightful, hair uplifting, bawling roar, never heard at other times, is emit ted by old aai young, till you imagine Sourself Id the midst of a den of mad ons. Any one who has sean this most marrelouB return to savrery or heard that sound can never forget It of confuse it with any other sight or sound. At such times we kept alcof, even when well mounted, till their rage was over. I have seen a similar return to the savage state in swine, wlien, in response to the grunt lng roar of a dam answering the squeal of a little pig, the whole herd of lazy porkers would fly at their feeder, ready to tear him to pieces. Hnmlln Garland In Amer ican Magazine. A petrified pignut has been found In a coal mine near Wellston, O. It was taken from the slate whlcti covered a coal seam. A mass of rock sixty feet in thickness rested upon the slate. The nut was in tbe hull, and petrifaction was complete. An original poem by Carmen SvIts (tbe queen of itoumanla) Is announced as one of the features of the Fourth of July celebra -PT - HEPPBLTO, SOTCHES OF SAK DIEGO. AN ENTERTAINING LETTER FROM JOHN CLARK RIDPATH. San Diego a Living Competitor with Bar Fellow Cities of the California Valleys for the PtIim of the Future Notes of a Recent Tr,lp. Special Correspondence.1 Nkw York, July 2. The traveler ap proaching San Diego from the north trav erses a country somewhat different from that to be seen elsewhere on the Pacific coast. The lowlands as you approach the city grow green with pastures; and, though the scene has not a familiar aspect, there is something analogous In it to what one might see in Pennsylvania or Kentucky. Occasionally the train passes between rounded heights that rise on either side and are green to the sum mit. Here I noticed small herds of cattle, of good breeds, helping themselves to rich pas turage. There is also a more plentiful dis tribution of water on the surface, a running stream here and there or a pond that a Call f ornian might dignify by the name of lake. In these low pans there is everywhere an abundance of water fowL As tbe train passes they skim out on tho surface at a right angle, and leave an agitation on the water tike a rippling harrow drawn by the bird. We shoot at them now and then, a sport which is, doubtless, more ac. using to the ducks than to ourselves. ' It is well toward nightfall when our train approaches San Diego. There is a little flurry of preparation, a Uttle excltem-nt for a view of the ocean on our right, and here we ore. Tho greater number are expected at the Hotel St. James, but a few of us take the ferry, cross the bay and make with all ipeed for tbe famous Del Coronodo. Time is not for anything1 to-night, except to provide for the morrow's comfort and pleasure. Those of us who crossed the harbor, to spend the night on the Coronodo beach, were astonished on entering our rooms at tbe hotel to hear a sort of thunder and roar, as it a battle and rain storm had combined their energies outside. Up with the window, and here it is. Tho Pacific lies below, tumbling and roaring against the very battlements of the hotel. All night long the snblime sym phony goes on and on, as it has done for in finite ages, even before the epoch of man. Welcome to ite roari Welcome to its majes tic thunder, its rhythm of the surf and iU perpetual beating on the shore! It was the throb of the sunny sea, the polyphloisboia thalassa of Homer, on tho sands of ths gcan Islands and around tho coasts of an cient Peloponnesus, that put into the ears and spirits of the Hellenic bards of old times the pulse beat and music of their sounding hexa meters. With ths morning light we are all astir on both sides of the bay to seo what things toever San Diego has to offer. The writer in early morning took the street cars and as cended to the highland north of the city, from which a fine view can be had of all be low. Tbe cor that carried him up to the summit was propelled by electricity. Even jo it is that we have lived so long and jour neyed from the older states of the Union, deep rooted by time and development and boasting much of the accumulation of tbe progressive forces of society, to this far south west and extreme verge of our country to what was an old Spanish town, to take our flrst rido in an electric car. San Diego is a living competitor with her fellow cities of the California valleys for the prizes of tho future. I had expected, how ever, to see a better eq-iipoise to Los An geles in population and enterprise than San Diego is able to present. The Q-ieenofthe Angels has fully three times as many people, according to ray estimate; and the southern city will have to travel far before she comes up with her rivai Nevertheless, many things may be truthfully said of tho vigor recently displayed in tbe development of the city of the south; and to the efforts which her citizens are putting forth to raise her rankand influence must be added the ever memorable fact of her magnificent harbor. I have already remarked upon the scarcity of havens along the Pacific coast, and have said something as to the relative merits of the bay of San Diego and that of San Fran cisco. I repeat that the former b for its ex tent as fine and safe a sheet of water as may be found on the shore of any ocean. While we were in the city, one of the government ironclads came to anchor at the pier, and the heaviest ship on any sea ciight do the same. Besides, the bay, though not of. the largest dimensions, is sufficiently capacious. If Los .Angeles should be arrogant in her boasting, oan uiego may wen respona Dy snowing a map of her splendid harbor. Only a few years ago tluTCoronado beach was merely a long, low plain of sand. Noth ing could be less promising in its natural as pect than was this desert beach. But the shrewd eye of enterprise saw the possibilities of tbe situation; the peninsula is already re claimed; palm trees are here; a park is there; flowers are blooming in the new made lawns; and yonder rises one of the finest hotels in America. It is not yet completed at the time of our visit, but is sufficiently advanced to receive, some hundred or two of guests. The structure is of wood. Tbe building is a great quadrangle, including, within, the largest hotel court between the Atlantic and the Pacific.- The court is a sward crossed with stone walks and having a fine fountain in the center. The most fra grant flowers and beautiful shrubs are planted here and there; and the air brings to the senses of the guest the sweet perfume of.early or perennial blossoms. The marvels of the hotel are the magnificent court, the ample theater. in one part of the structure and .the beautiful dining hall not yet finished. The Utter will be ons of the most elegant in tbe Muntry. It is a parabola in shape and fin ished throughout in redwood ; whether of the sequoia semper virens or of cedar, I am not certain. The Hotel Del Coronodo as a whole is worthy to take equal rank with two others in California the Del Monte, of Monterey, and the Raymond, of Fassadena. These three constitute a group by themselves, and above them is seen only the Palace of San Francisco. A walk of a few minutes from the north steps of the Del Coronado brings us to an os trich farm. Why the word farm is applied to it I hardly know. It has a comparatively small area of ground, perhaps an acre. It is bounded with a close fence, high enough to prevent the escape of the ostriches. Of these there are thirteen, in a sort of corral, inside the inclosure. Their three pronged, gro tesque feet have beaten exery sign of vegeta tion from the .arena; and they have the pleasure of sauntering about over the sand as in their native desert. Some of these sol emn creatures are black as to their wing feathers and tail, others a kind of saffron color, and both varied with patches of whit. Some ports of their bodies present only a sur face of wrinkled skin. The beak is. rather useful than aggressive In its construction, and the eye is tho most strangely introspec tive organ that I ever saw in bird or beast It suggests to you that the possessor has been studying into the mysteries of Buddhism, and expects, in due course of time, to enter into Nirvana. A male ostrich of good development can reach over a large horse and get an orange out of tbe stirrup on the other side. Having done so, be swallows it whole; and you can see the globe majestically and slowly de scending the gullet. Doubtless tbe ostrich has a longer taste than any other living creature, excepting the giraffe. He will swallow five or six such trifles as oranges one after another, and you can see the pro truding knots in his long and twisted oesoph agus as they gradually work their way down stairs. He could perform several curves of a minnet before the last disappears from sight. What is an ostrich farm fori It is for the production of ostriches. And what ore the ostriches fort They are for the production of feathers, and the feathers are for sale. Tour vioorons wall crown ostrich mar t0 SATURDAY EVENING' plucked every rixmonlnj,ftnd theless thrifty birds every eight or nine months. The yield of feathers from each is from one to one and a half pounds, and the farmer receives for his product fiom tM to $60 a pound. An extra bird some times yields 100 worth of feathers at a tint. When tho plucking season arrives, tho birds are. harnessed up in a narrow stall and care fully blindfolded for fear the officiating clergyman may be kicked through the fence. The ostrich becomes exceedingly angry with the pulling of his feathers, ond his kick is one of the most swift and dangerous reac tions ever excited among the muscles and tendons of animated nature. When the bird Is angry he lifts his wings, throws forward his head somewhat, and utters a sort of hiss, which he bites off with a snap of his bia About this time look out for action. After our visit to the ostrich farm we made our way down to the beach and spent some hours on the shore of tho Pacific. Here, for the first time in my life, I had an opportunity to study and compare this majestic water with the other seas and oceans. One might as well supposo that an ocean Is an ocean, without its characteristic features; that one is as the other; but not so. The ocean Is glorious In its individuality as in ite strength and grandeur. In the flrst place, the shore has an ever varying condition. The Pacific coast is totally different from that of tho Atlantic, in that it is almost everywhere precipitous, broken oft" square down to tbe deep. Sometimes the precipice Is hundreds of feet in height. Sometimes the square wall, which is thus far of the surf, is long and low; but rarely do we have the gentle sloping beach peculiar to tbe Atlantic shores. If you stand upon the precipice of the Pacific and look down to the surf 3ou shall And almost everywhere a quar ter or a half mile pf shingle, which is the de batable ground alternately covered and un covered by tho tide. At high tide the ocean roars against the foot of tbe precipice, and no beach is seen; but at tho low tide the surf line is ou t at a considerable distance.and thou sands of people may gather down there on the strand between the ocean wall and the break of the sea. Such is the general aspect of all those parts of the Pacific coast which I have visited. The next fart is that of the greater grandeur of the Pacific as to the visual ex panse, the length and height of tbe billows and the majesty of the ocean symphony. I do not know how it is that tho Pacific can suggest its extent and almightiness to tho be holder on the shore ; it may be his own knowl edge that infinity is before him; but the scene does inform him. In some way, that tbe infi nite is there. Tbe incoming billows, even when the sea is most calm, are, according to my estimate, from ten to twenty feet in per pendicular height. Each wave stretches laterally for miles and miles. Tbe ocean rhythm has its mathematical and musical succession. It has its mighty poeti cal feet. It has an anapest or a dactyl, an amphibrach or a molossus, according to the mood of the spirit that broods upon the waters. Break, break, break. At the foot of thy craps, O sea; But the teuder grace of the day that Is dead Will never como back to ma. Jons Class RroPATn. AN EVENTFUL CAREER. A Sappoted Octoroon Proved to Be a Pure White Man. Special Corresponueuce. Cabtcbsvilijc, Ga., July 2. John Taylor of this place could never pose for the hero in Gebault's "Un Homme Sans Une Ilistoire," He claims to be a son of President Zachary Taylor, to have been taken into Kentucky by his father's orders and subsequently to have served in the Mexican war. Although as white as his master Taylor was brought up among the mulattoes on the plantation of William R. Johnson, a great Kentucky borse man in those days (and always sup posed himself to be possessed of a slight taint of negro blood); bat after the death of Gen. Taylor in 1830 the secret leaked out Ciathis mother was a young Spanish Creole, who had died a year after his birth. Ho had then been married to a mulatto about six weeks. Near the close of the rebellion he bod ac cumulated a fortune of 50,000 which was in vested in tobacco, when th9 bombardment of Atlanta occurred. It was then that tho Federal soldiery, armed with on order from headquarters to search certain warehouses of tobacco in the suburbs, broke open and confiscated tho entire contents of Taylor's barn and left him almost penniless. A to bacco warehouse was of greet value at that period, Taylor happily recollected hi3 ser vices as valet in 1S4G-", and what a good hair dresser he had been. It was of frequent occurrence for him to be complimented by northern and southern officers alike on his phenomenal skill as a tonsorial artist in those days, so be sold his house and personal ef fects, bought for a song a shaving palace on Decatur street, Atlanta, and commenced to make money. He had the entree, as it were, into military circles, and had for regular customers at virions times Gens. Sher man, Blocnm, Cobb, Judah, Johnson, Ste venson, "Bob" Toombs. Ben Hill and Alex ander H. Stephens. His shop was the rendez vous for military characters of all shades of distinction from sutler's boy to the com manding general himself. In addition to this "Major" Taylor, as he was called, car ried on a huge boarding and gambling house. Soon after a terrihlo order was issued which forced Taylor to go south and be shot for a rebel, or go north and be under Federal protection. There was no time to think; he was obliged to make an immediate exodus. He tried frantically but'in vain, he told me as I sat in his shop at CartersvUle tho other day, to leil for a dollar and a quarter a mas sive plate mirror, which had cost him nearly fifty dollars. He was offered ten in gold for his bouse and shaving palace with fixtures. He fled to Chattanooga and engaged himself to Gen. Stedman as a body servant. In the summer of 18G5hecame to Cortersvillo and is now ensconced in a little 12x14 shop, shav ing the beards cf his occasional patrons, and ruminating on the past He has never since set foot in Atlanta and says he never wilL The man's appearance is striking and his resemblance to old "Rough and Ready" is pronounced. Taylor is now in his 60th year. B. H. Wllsox The Same Old Conceit. He Ah. Miss Filbert, I havo just con pleted another poem. She Indeed, Mr. Peanut? How charm lngl What Is the subject? lie (hopelessly The same old conceit. Miss Filbert; the same old conceit. She (sweetly) Ah, an autobiograohy. Mr. Peanut. Washington Critic A Narrow Escape. Jack Yon know how madly I worship Clara (lusbingtoi.f His Bister Yes, Jack, and I think she is interested in you. Jack Well, I have bought her a beautiful pair of bracelets, but I am afraid they are a little laise. His Sister (faintly) Heavens, Jack! Those ere not bracelets! Life, TatalnininininEn ainBltLMSs !! ulaHsaki.1 JULY OUR KEW YORK LETTER. SOME INTERESTING POINTS ABOUT THE RICH LORILLARDS. A Romance or Which the Harrying World Knows Nothing The Terribly Hot Weather of June in the Ulg Orergrown Metropolis. Special Correspoadence. New YonK, July 2. An old New Yorker a great grandmother in Israel, whose mem ory goes back to the time when dugouts were used as ferry boats on our rivers. Canal street was covered by a bridge and the boys bobbed for eels along its muddy banks; when on the site of the Fifth Avenue hotel stood a country rood house, and Central park was a long drive beyond the city limits said to me the other day while passing one of the immense establishments of the Lorillards: "Who would have thought that snuff bought itr "Yes," she continued, "a litt'e more than a century ago the first Lorillards came to New York, poor, uneducated and unknown. The head of the family kept a little shop in the neighborhood of Peck slip and Water street, and there the first American snuff was made In a Dutch coffee mill, beld on the lap by one hand while a female member of the household turned the crank with the other. This was tbe germ of the vast enterprises that have succeeded; and, in tbe same manner that the biand of a favorite cigarette is nowadays the passport to its popularity, 'Lonllord's snuiT became famous among tbe old stock of people whose nasal bliss depended upon its seductive titillation. Tbe family made aprimo article, undersold tho importers, whose goods were subject to heavy duties, and soon reaped a rich harvest. Close attention to the shop, a frugal manner of living, a scorn for super fluous apartments and r careful husbanding of the small coin, soon enabled the old people to enlarge their quarters, purchase some real estate and send the children to school. John Jacob Astor was plodding along i a similar field, not for from tho same neighborhood." "Old Peter" Lorillard, as he was called to 'designate him from bis son and namesake, al though penurious, was in his day considered auemng authority on the subject of invest menU. "Young Peter," however, was not to parsimonious, but even when advanced in years, perhaps as a matter of habit as well as in deference to tho teachings of his father, lived plainly and indulged in but few luxu ries. It was intended that tho grandson should bear tho family name, but the world by this time bad grown too refined for 'Society" to tolerate the honest old sound of "Peter," and so they changed it into French, and the boy was dubbed "Pierre." But with it camo an other change. In Pierre all trace of penuri ousness disappeared from the Lorillard fam ily. He lived like a prince. Money to him was something to spend, not to board. He kept fast horses, helped the poor, hated cheats and cheating, was generous to tho extent of prodigality; would leave 5 in a barber shop where twenty-five cents would have sufficed, and in numerous ways illustrated tho fact that he carried a big heart on the right side of his shirt buttons. And ever body liked him. It is estimated that the family estate is now worth upwards of one hundred millions of dollars; the income from the tobacco busi ness alone amounting to several millions of dollars annually. Turning from tbe palatial residences of the family today to the humble little shop, meagerly furnished and swarming with children, all embryo millionaires, what a con trait I Then, while Others talked of their Raphaels, Corregios and ttuIT, Peter shifted his trumpet and only took scuff. Now, it is only necessary for one of Peter's descendants to take snuff and tbe rest of the beau mondo sneeze. F. G. De Foxtaixk. I have private information of a little semi tragedy, of which tho general public will never know. In tho upper room of a handsome hou-e In Madison avenue u girl lives behind bolts and bars. She cannot bo permitted to leave the house because she Is bent on following an actor about the city. He is, of course, one of the beauty men of the profession and very much married 1 forget how often. With this gentleman the girl, a delicate young lady with no evil propensities, is ro mantically infatuated. Sue is only desirous of feasting her eyes upon him, and has created a sensation at the theater seeral times by her long drawn sighs. If anything of an unpleasant nature happens to do in his role she faints. All this might not necessitate locking ber up, but she will follow him about to restaurants and sit where she can see him and trot at his heels up Broadway, and sho has interviewed his hair dresser and besought "a httlo snip" of his curly hair. All this is ludicrous to us, but fancy one's own daughter so exhibiting herself. As soon as possible sho will be taken to Europe, though she has threatened to drown herself on the way. Her mother, a sensible and charming wom an, is in despair. An anonymous letter, said to bo written by the actor himself, first revealed the facts of the girl's conduct to ber parents. There are many school girls who know all tbe actors by sight and flirt with them out rageo'isly, but this is the moot desperate case on record. ILuiv Kylx Dallas. June has passed, ond if the latter portion of it is to be considered a prognostication of what the summer will be, God save the poor who cannot get away, and must needs suffer in the crowded tenement houses wbicb go to swell the death rate in extremes of weather. For several days during the heated term tbe signal man on top of the Equitable building predicted a cold wave from the west. Every day it grew hotter. There Is something irri tating in pas&uig a thermometer marking 101 decs, hi the shade, and having some govern ment official a hundred and fifty feet in the air, with delightful breezes floating past him, insisting that the highest record for the day was only 93 degs. The death rate increased seriously dur ing the hot week, and when we consider that those who inhabit tbe better class of dwell ings were out of town, and the figures are made largely from the poorer classes, we may imagine possibly the sufferings of those who live, in tho tenements. The unequal di vision cf wealth and its consequent, at least apparent, injustice, is evidcat.from the fact that during the hot week people were dying in tho overcrowded tenements, while hun dreds of residences nere shut up empty, their owners being in the country. Those New Yorkers who can do so mostly go to tbe New England coast. The Long Island and NewJersay coasts are plagued with musqmtoes, while in Massachusetts and New Hampshire tbero is an absence of this pestiferous insect, and a more northerly. cooler climate. Still Long Branch on the southwest and the Long Island beaches on the northeast claim a large number of New Yorkers. The Adirondacks is the favorite among those who prefer inland and highland regions. F. A. Mttchel. Lookont Mountain. The memorable heights of Lookout no longer need a toilsome climb to reach them. Everyone familiar with the famous battle- nelds about Chattanooga will be interested In tbe announcement of the Queen and Crescent route (Cincinnati Southern rail way and associate roads) that on May 27th, 28tb and 2'Jth excursions at the very low rate of One Cent per mile' will be run to Chattaaooga for the opening of the new standard gauge railroad to the mountain top. Tickets will be good to return until June 2d. Arrangements are being perfect ed for the running of cars through to the summit from Cincinnati via Queen and Crescent route without change. For any details needed address nearest coupon ticket agent, or N. C. Kerr, traveling passenger agent, Cincinnati. 7 1d88.v: 1 1 Hi am.. , , , - - 'Mm'' HI LOCAL NOTICES. Ihelr BuslncM Booming. Probably no one thing has caused such a general revival of trade at Chas. Ludlow & Co.'a drug store as their giving awaj to their customers of so many free trial bot tles of Dr. King's New Discovery for con sumption. Their trade Is simply enormous In this very valuable article from the fact that It always cures and never disappoints. Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Bronchitis, Croup, and all throat and lung diseases quickly cured. You can test it before buj lng by getting a trial bottle free, large size Si' Every bottle warranted. Brace Up. You are feeling depressed, your appetite is poor, you are bothered with Headache, jou are fidgetty, nervous, and generally out of sorts, and want to brace up. Brace up, but not with stimulants, spring medicines, or bitters, which have for their basis very cheap, bad whisky, and which stimulate you for an hour and then leave you in worse condition than before. What you want is an alterative that will purify your blood, start healthy action of Liver and Kidneys, restore your vitality, and give renewed health and strength. Such a medicine you will find In Electric Bitters, and only 50 cents a bottle at Chas. Ludlow & Co.'s drug store Bueklen'a Arnica Salve. Tmt Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises. Sores. Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all skin eruptions, and positive ly cures plies, or no payment required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. r"or sale by Charles Ludlow & Co. Tbe f.lrctrlo Light In narmah. Maj E C. Browne, an Englishman. writing about the acquisition of Burmah by the British, describes tho effect upon the natives of the first exhibition of the electric light. "A great ray of soft light, ue says, "shoots across tho heavens from horizon to horizon. A flood of light is cast on a spot in the village, but it is jil with more than lightning rapidity to illuminate another. It leaps and bobs and bounces about the earth in most un canny fashion. The village is illumined. It visits every portion of it and seems to enter at tbe doors and windows. At first tbe people rush away, but finding that in many cases the light follows they throw themselves down with their faces to tho earth. In a few minntes tbe village and river banks are cleared, and the terrified people take refuge in the bush or at the backs of the houses. "Bnt this only lasts a very short time. Curiosity is stronger than pru dence. So far the light has struck no one dead. Perhaps it may be harmless; so tbe children. clinging to each other, venture into tbe glare, then run to their mothers' arms screaming half with fear and half with'delight. Some of the big boys then rush out. have a good stare, and having dared so much once more dis appear The ladies seem to gain confi dence next to the children. Their curi osity cannot be restrained any longer, so they get together in groups and hide their faces and scream and giggle. Some of the more cheeky ones actually put out their tongues at us and begin dancing and gy rating about. Tbe men. last of all. moodily emerge from-their cover, and still not half liking It walk cautiously about, and gradually the village Is gay." New York Sun. Soldiers Ttones for Fertilizing. A disclosure exceedingly uncomfortable for the relatives and friends of the En glish soldiers killed in Egypt has been made by the captain of theAustrian ves sel Dub. which arrived at Aberdeen the other day, loaded with bones for fertiliz ing purposes. The captain said be bad got his load from Alexandria, and that tbe bones all came from Cairo. He thought they were the bones of giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, etc, but he was obliged personally to watch the loading of his ship and reject complete human skeletons that were brought to him. The natives were very indignant at his refusal to accept the bones of Christians, and said it was their custom to dig on battle fields and pull the bodies out of shallow trenches. It has been found that, in spite of the captain's precautions, the cargo of the Dub contains the bones of many English soldiers, tbe natives hav ing resorted to the simple method of pull ing the skeletons to pieces and present ing them minus heads and hands, when they found complete frameworks to be unaccented. Foreign Letter. Gen. ltutlcr and the Witness. Ben Butler was retained as counsel for a Boston young man whose wife had sued him for divorce ou grounds of cruelty. The wronged wife's sister, a young girl of 20, was the principal witness for the pros ecution, and Gen. Butler succeeded In an gering her by a sharp and Irritating cross examination! After many interruptions the witness said that the defendant had been seen to "shy a book at his wife's head." "ShyJ Shy a bookt What do vou mean bv thatf Will von exnlain to the court what the word 'shy' means? Tho young girl leaned over the railing and asked her sister's counsel for a copy of "Cushings Manual, wnlcn lay on tne desk before him. She bnrled the volume at Gen. Butler's head with all the force she could command. It was a good shot. and had not Butler divined her purpose In time It would undoubtedly have bit the mark. "I think the court now under stands the meanlnir of tho word 'shr.' said the judge, and the girl was allowed to finish ber testimony without farther Interruption. TRY IT ONCE. To the man who has tried every other rem edy for Blood Poisons, we commend the tai loring experience of a well-known woman : She Had Tried ETerjthlcp Else. Cloth Bottok, Sullivan county. Tenn., June 18. 1SS7. Blood Balifl Co.. Atlanta, tit..: Sir 1 have been thlnklotf of writing to von for some time to let you know of the wonder ful cure Torr B. B. B has aSected on myself ana a&uzater. sue. a sin oi it years, was taken with a very sore leg below the knee. I called on the vt best doctors that the coun try could altord and they tended on her for four years to no purpose. Her leg not worse every year. I used abeut 30 botiles of other medicine to no purpose, ine aociors saia tne only remedy left was amputation. 1 hat we all was opposed to. I was Id Xcoxville the 8th of January, laid, and while bavins a Mil of dregs called for a Rood blood purlner. and Messrs. Sanford. Chamberlain k Co. recom mended the B. B. B. I purchased one-halt dozen bottles, and to my utter surprise after using three or four bottles my girl s leg was entirely healed. I also had a very ugly run ning sore on tbe calf of my leg and one bottle cured It. after having tried all other reme dies. 1 wisn you mucn success, ana i do nope that all spflerlng humanity mar near and be leva In the only true blood purifier. I bare tied three or four other purifiers, but he B. B. B. Is the only one that ever did me or mine any good. ou can use my name it tou wish. I am well known In this and Wash ington county, also all over Virginia. K. S. Elsom. Blood Taint from Birth. Boowillz. In d.. January 25.1S87. I shall ever praise the day that you gentle men were oorn, ana snail Diess tne aay that your medicine was known to me. I had blood C Olson from birth, and so much so that all the doctors of my town said I would be erlosled for life. They said I would lose my lower ntnD. i eouia not stana in my class to recite mr lessons, and eleven bottles of your Balm cured me sound and well. You can use my name as you see lit. In my case, there were knots on my shlnbones as large as a hen's ecg. Yours. SIistli M. Taitsir. This for Fob. All who desire fall Information about the cause and cure of Blood Poisons, Scrofula and Scrof ulous Swellings, Ulcers, Sores, Rheuma tism. Kidney Complaints. Catarrh, etc.. can secure by mall, free, a copy of our 32-page Illustrated Book of nonders, filled with the most wonderful and startling proof ever be fore known. Address. Blood Bilk Co., Atlanta, Q v KiRK'S Wr!lT.1toD a lea 7 rlyp FLOATING SOAP IS- THE CHIEF FOP tho Bath, Toilet and Laundry 3now Whlto and Absolutely Puro. If roar uesler does not keep Wlilte Cloud Sosp. lend Jfl cenu for sample eske to the makers, JKS. S. KIRK & CO., CHICAGO. HUaiPIIREXS HOMEOPATHIC VETEariTASYSPECrnSS For Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Dogs, Hogs, Poultry. SOOPAGEBOOKoaTreat- tnent of Animals and Chart Sent Free. eras FCTcrs, Conseitlons. Inflammation. A.A.-t-plnal Menlnsllta, 9111k Fever. U.B. tlralns,l.aniene. Itheamatlsnu J C Pislemper. asal Discharaea. 1. D. Bols or Grabs orms. K. E. Coughs, Heaves, Pneumonia. (2. O.-Mltcal II. U.-ilrUiai J. I. -Bropti . K.-llsea .r. i one or i.nprs. uen j&cne. (3. O. Miscarriage, llemorrbases. narr and Kidney Diseases Btivf, DlAeasek. Manse. Diseases of ingestion. Stable Case, with Specifics. Jlaaoal. v Itch BazelOU and Jledlcator. 87.00 Price, Single Bottle (over SOdoeea), .60 Sold by Druggists! or Sent Prepaid on Beeelpt of Price. 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