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FREELAND TRIBUNE.
Established 1888.
PUBLISHED EVERT
MONDAY AND THURSDAY
BY TU li
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FREEHAND, PA., FEBRUARY 7, 1898. ;
Style and Comfort.
One of the most painful facts in life is
the apparent impossibility of reconcil
ing' fashion and common sense. One
may be long on style and short on com
fort, or he may have comfort to burn ,
and give fashion the shake; but there
seems to be no all-around good thing, so
one may be swell and comfortable at the
same time. You must choose between
them. There is no good reason for this.
It is an arbitrary and unnecessary in
fliction, laid on a suffering world, and
one is forced to the conclusion that
nothing short of utter malignity could
have inspired many of the fashions un- |
der which we groan. There is not even
the excuse of beauty, for which one
might well endure many pangs of dis
comfort. There is nothing artistic in 1
a linen colar so high and stilT it looks
like an understudy of a terra cot fa
chimney flue. But it is full of suffering
and style. No one since the days of
.Mephistopheles ever had feet built after
the architecture of the pointed-toe
shoes. There is no beauty in them— !
nothing but aclies, and corns and fash
ion. When nature made lovely women 1
it wrote beauty in every soft curve of '
her body, but fashion never rested until
it squeezed and compressed her into the j
shape of an hourglass. She was too !
comfortable in flowing draperies that
fell in loose grace, and she was girded
up in stays, and smothered in frills,
and weighted down with ornaments in
the interest of the theory that style
and comfort could not be amalgamated.
Such being the ease, remarks the New
Orleans Picayune, it gives great pleas
ure to notice that a new fashion has
been introduced which happily com
bines the very latest wrinkle of fashion
with the most admirable common sense.
Recent dispatches from New York bring
the information that it is now custom
ary among the smart set to have danc
ing between the courses of elaborate
dinners. The swell dancing is varied
with cake-walks, skirt dancing unci
other edifying aids to digestion. The
possibilities this opens up to people of
epicurean taste are simply limitless,
and it is also beyond praise as a kind of
life-saving measure, as everyone at a
long dinner must have at some time felt
that the next course would be the death
of him. Then, too, this scores heavily
for us iis showing the advancement in
refinement that has been made since
the days of the banquets of Lucullus
and other swell dinner givers of an
tiquity. When their jaded appetites
gave out, they took a disgusting, if
simple, means of refreshing them, so
as to be able to take a fresh start all
over again. Now, we will simply arise
and execute a short but violent dance,
and be ready to do justice to the further
triumphs of the chef. No more dishes
served with sauce piquant or sauce Hol
landaise, but with an accompaniment
of Virginia reel, or a cake-walk, or a
highland fling, and good digestion will
wait on appetite. Another advantage
it oiYers is the spppression of the after
dinner orator. Fellows like Chauncey
I)epew will no longer have a monopoly
on a good thing because they can talk,
don't you know. On the contrary,
young fellows whose brains are in their
heels will be the bright, particular
stars that people who give fashionable
dinners will seek out. On the whole,
this readjustment of the etiquette of
dinner giving has everything to com
mend it, and will stand as a monument
to the genius who devised it.
Minnesota has a law to encourage tree
planting. A bounty of $2.50 an acre is
offered, and at least one acre must be
planted, while no one person can col
lect for more than ten acres in a year
or for more than six years. Any tree
but the black locust may be planted.
Last year bounties were paid t025 coun
ties for planting 0,524 acres. The law
has been in operation 1G years. In that
lime more than 100,000 acres have been
planted in trees. •
A 12-year-old West Brattleboro (Vt.)
boy, threw a stone at some hogs the
other day, but it went wild and hit a pet
clog. When he saw the dog bleeding
from a wound in its head, he thought it
would die, and remorse and grief so
overwhelmed him that he mixed up a
dose of paris green and took a large
quantity. lie was hurried to a doctor,
who gave emetics freely and the boy
was soon declared out of danger.
CASTOIIIA.
Tho fae- _
"S-
Hard to flenr.
Mrs. Goodsoul—What's the matter,
my dear? You look worried.
Mr. Goodsoul—l am suspected of be
ing a defaulter.
•'But you are not"
"No; only it's very hard to be sus
pected of being a thief after the year.*
of faithful work 1 have done for Close
fist d: Co."
"But how do you know they suspect
you?"
"They have offered me a two-weeks'
vacation."—N. Y. Weekly.
Tlie Difference.
Mrs. T.—l am worried because my
husband is keeping something from
me. aud I don't know what it is.
Mr. 3.—My husband, too, is keeping
somettbiog from me, aud 1 am worried
because L know what it is.
Mrs. T.—lndeed! What is it?
Mrs. S.—lt is money.—N. O. Times-
Democrat.
Ilia Complaint.
i "It's hard," said the man, looking
sadly at the boiled egg.
"Didn't you want it hard?" asked his
wife.
"Yes; but it's soft."
"You just said it was hard.".
"Oh, 1 meant that it's hard'that the
cook won't pay any attention to in-
Y. World.
Client Advise* III* l<n>vyer.
"What do you think of that bill?"
asked the lawyer,
j "It isn't big enough," the Impecunl
oua eliem replied. "Considering the
trouble you're going to have in getting
your money, you ought to charge ut
least 25 per cent, more."—Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
An Ecu auction I Girl.
The Mother—Who was here, to-night,
dear?
The Daughter—Mr. Huggins, mam
ma.
"Did you turn the gas out when he
left?"
"No, mamma, I turned it out when
he came." —Yonkers Statesman.
The lletort Courteous.
Dumleigh—l hate to hear a man al
ways belittling other folks' ideas. For
my part, 1 never sneer at anything 1
don't understand,
i Synnex—Dumleigh, you're the best
natured man in the world; never knew
you to sneer in my life. —Boston Tran
script.
An Explanation.
First Detective—There really isn't
any evidence against him.
Second Detective—Why. did you ar
rest him?
j Finst Detective—Well—er—there isn't
any evidence against anybody else.—
' Puck.
Indirect, But Ineffectual.
; "It is very nice in your wife to buy
cigars for you," remarked one man.
! "Yes," replied the other, after some
I reflection; "it's a delicate and consid
erate way of keeping me from spoiling
her lace curtains with tobacco smoke."
| —Washington Star.
Kothlnir i;iiont)inrnn I About It.
Mrs. Ardup—Here's a story about n
woman who had her stomach taken out
and still lives.
Mr. Ardup—That's nothing. Your
rich old uncle has lived without a heart
for 60 years arid never missed it.—Chi
cago Tribune.
Winter Trmialt.
He asked the Klrl to fly with him.
Hit heart with love elate;
Her answer turned him cold and prim
I She said: "Oh, no; let's skate."
—Detroit Free Press.
A VICTIM OF PUSSIMISM.
v*• - \
"Yer look bud, Jim. Been under the
weather?"
"Sorter. To-day's the first time I've
been out-er-doors in three months*
"What was the matter with you?"
"Nothiu', but the judge wouldn't be
lieve it."—liarlem Life.
The Pro fen *1 out! I Critic.
Behold him! In his dainty way
ilf'B like some other men In town-
He runneth up a hunk account
By running other people down.
—Chicago Tribune
A Trtflor.
lie—lf I could even kiss you once a
week I would be perfectly happy.
She—Or.ce a week? Yon have been
trifling with me, sir. Detroit Free
Press.
She Cochln't Nay.
The Poet—Which of my poems do
you think is the best?
She —I haven't read that one yet.—
Harlem Life.
I' ll lIUIoUN.
"You told me she was as rich as
Midas."
"Yes; Midas* wealth was a fable So
was hers."—Pick-.Me-Up.
Thina* Not Wlirit They Seem.
Flim—A go Id (in wedding?* Why. man
you've only been married three years,
j Flam —I know, but it seems like 50.
. N. Y. Journal.
! Ilopclea* 4'nne.
' Bacon—To what do you attribute old
! Jones* success?
! Egbert—To his failures. Yonkers
Statesman.
A Pertinent (ioery.
lie—Will you cast your lot with me?
She—Have you enough to build a
house on !(?—N. V Journal.
a naa**^
f FRANK'S DOUBLE RUNNER. I
A WINTER never passes that I don't
recall the slide 1 once took down
Uiiureh hill when 1 was a boy, and lit
erally scraped acquaintance witfh a
double-runner sled.
We boys had been waiting for good
weather for coasting—"sliding," w
used to call it—and had waited a long
time. too.
There had been almost every other
sort of weather, and we hud managed to
enjoy ourselves pretty well, aa, in faoi,
we always did.
We had skated on Long pond, played
football on the commoo, and had a good
time generally—all except Jemmy
Briggs, who broke through the ice the
last day we skated, and was taken out
half drowned. But then, he waaalwaya
unlucky. 1 thinklhe was the unluckieat
boy I ever knew.
Well, at length, there came a dull,
chilly, cloudy afternoon, when every
thing looked cold and dismal, and the
sun set in a smother of gray vapor in
a sullen and comfortless sort of way.
"Snow to-night, beys, sure!" said
Tom Thurlow, us we came out of school
at four o'clock.
Tom was continually guessing at the
weather, and was usually about as far
out of the way usQie could posaibly be;
but this time he hit it right, for a won
der, and, sure enough, it began anowing
an hour or two afterward.
When I went to bed I looked out and
saw the ground all white in the dark
ness, and sheets of snow sifting down,
glittering in the light from the window.
There was no mistake about it-—it wu
a "regular old-fashioned storm.".
Next morning everything was buried
up. Opeining the back door, 1 saw a
high wall of snow outside of it, which
had drifted there during the night—
a. :d what fun it was to plunge into tiie
middle of it, all bundled up in overcoat,
comforter and mittens, with trousers
tied tight around my ankles, and to
wade through the drifts to the barn!
But it wasn't all fun when Glie tint®
came to shovel the paths and clear awny
around the big doors, for it seemed very
much like work—aud hard work at that
—before I got done with it.
Wasn't I glad when I (had lifted the
last shovelful and was able to straight
en my back again, and flounder away to
school? There I found the boys eager
ly discussing sleds, and there were a
great many noisy and not always good
natured disputes as to who had the fast
est one, and who could com® out ahead
in a fair race.
But our great topic of interest was
Frank Austin's new double-runner,
which had been built for him by a
wheelwright ut Centreville, on a scale of
magroificence said to throw everything
in town entirely into tlhe shade.
Frank was not very talkative on Ihe
subject—he didn't need to be, sine®
George Fox had seen it-. To have that
fellow know anything was just th®
same as to publish it in the new spapers.
So Frank stood by with a knowing
smile, while George described the sled
with much enthusiasm, and vowed h®
had never seen anything like it, which
was very probable.
Frank was a great man tlhai day, and
the boys weren't at nil backward about
asking him for n trip on the runner, un
til Frank, who was as good-natured ®nd
obliging as anyone could be, had prom
ised places enough to fill his sled sev
eral times over.
By the next afternoon the snow bad
been pretty well trodden down, and the
day fortunately happened to be Satur
day, besides; so Church hill became the
center of attrition, and if you had
been there about two o'clock you would
have seen nearly every boy in New Da
mnactis there, or going tlhere as fast as
he could, each one dragging his sled be
hind him.
It was a long, high hill, and the road
tc Centreville went over it at th® high
est part.
There was a turn iu the road near th®
bottom, which was sometimes a hard
place to get around if the ground wa®
slippery, ultthough, as a general thing,
we had no trouble.
I should think it was a good half mil®
from the top of the hill to the furthest
point we could slide to, and we usually
started a third of the distance below th®
summit, on account of the long walk
back; mid, indeed, timid coasters pre
ferred to do so under any circum
stances, some nerve being required to
start from the lofty top.
Frank and his double-runner were on
hand early, nnd we all took a good look
at the new machine. It was a long,
stout, hardwood plank, fast-fined on two
sets of runners, with a pivot on tfhe first
set, so that it could be easily steered.
The whole affair was neatly built and
prettily painted, but Tom said h®
thought it looked "rather ticklish." A
good many others thought the same,
but they didn't care to say so.
Most of us would have been willing
to take our chances on the runner if we
had been upon almost any other hill;
but wc didn't like tlhe idea of riding on
that narrow plank down this one. fall
ing off steeply, and so long that the
buildings near the foot seemed )ik®
baby houses. And then there was that
turn at the bottom.
"Well, fellows," said Frank. "I won't
make more than one trip this after
noon, if I don't got started pretty soon.
Come, help me haul her up to the top."
"Are you going to start from there?"
nsked several dismayed voice®.
"Yes, of course," answered Frank.who
was a brave, reckless lad, and was be
sides a little provoked nt our reception
of his sled. "When I slide, I want all the
slide there is."
We silently turned to and pulled the
runner to the highest point of the hill.
And it did seem dreadfully high up
there.
"Who's going?" nsked Frank.
Yes, who was going? That was the
question. Those who bud been prom
ised places the day before uow aiiowed
surprising generosity in offering tfitir
ohances to their less fortunate compan
ions, and for a moment nobody re
sponded.
Then, to everybody's surprise. Torn
Thuriow stepped forward aud said be
was going. He bad been the loudest in
predicting all kinds of disasters, and
bad just been vehemently asserting that
the start from the top Insured the death
of everybody foolish enough to go But
that was juat his way —grumble and
go In.
He took the end of the plank; Frank,
of course, sitting in front to steer. The
•pace between them tilled up quickly
enough, now that Tom had broken the
ica, aud there was quite s ru*Jt far seats
toward the last.
Tom gave a push with bis foot and
we began to move slowly daws the
kill.
"Bold on with your knees." shouted
Frank. "Sit straightt, and don't lean
over."
There wasn't much necessity for the
first order after we got fairly started.
I. for one. wished I bad something more
to cling to than the narrow plank, to
which I glued my knees, while hold
ing up my feet on each side and con
vulsively grasping Jos Smith's wi*t
with my arms.
How that sled dld fly! We could hard
ly see the fence posta as we rushed by
tihem. The wind whistled through our
hair, brought the water to our eyes and
• blinding cloud af snow blew all over
us. Whenever we passed over s rough
place, thump we went into the air, like
rockets, and came down with another
thump on the bard plank, surprised to
find ourselves still on board. I could
feel Joe shiver through his thick clothes,
and was half choked by the tight clutch
of Jerry Waters, who sat behind. 2 sup
pose they were wishing, as I was. that
we were safe at the bottom, with un
broken bones.
Faster aud faster we flew, until we
must have been going at real railroad
speed, and it seemed like taking a trip
on a comet. How we managed to stick
to that sled as long as we did has aI
"WE ALL WENT OVER TOGETHER"
ways been a mystery to me; but kt
makes little difference, for ws soon
ceased to do so.
Suddenly there cams a tr.emendoua
twist and jerk, which threw us aJI vio
lently to one side. We bad reached lbs
turn in the road.
"Leau linrd to the right!" came Tom's
voice from behind, at the full strength
of his lunge.
I tried my best to obey, but it was
no use. The sled "slewed" with great
force, and we all went over together, 1
atill clinging to Joe, who was •triiggling
frantically to get loose.
A general feeling of being scraped
aud ground and pounded, another and
very unpleasant feeling, as if a bouse
had fallen on me, and theu 1 must have
beeu stunned, for I don't remember
what happened for a few momenta.
When 1 came to myself I found 1 was
helping Tom to lift up the sled, whiofli
hud been capsized at the roadside upon
a very mixed-up pile of boys who were
half buried In the deep snow. 1 sup
pose 1 got up und began iiftiug hefort I
had entirely recovered my senses.
It was "a bad mesa." as Tom calmly
remarked, while atoutly tugging away,
taking no notice of the blood which
trickled down hie face in little streams
until he looked like a zebra.
It took some time for all the boys to
get out. Then we counted up the dead
and wounded. There were fortunately
none of the former class, but almost
every one of us belonged to the latter.
Bleeding nosea, cut fingers, bumps,
scratches and bruLses were as plentiful
as blackberries in June, yet only one
was seriously hurt. That one was. of
course, unlucky Jemmy Briggs, whom
we had hauled out by the heels from a
drift into which he was stuck bead
foremost.
His collar bone was broken and one
of his fingers put out of joint. He suf
fered a good deal, poor fellow, but he
was so used to pain and misfortune
that he made very little fuss about it.
and we carried him home quite comfort
ably.
The hoys left at the top hurried
down after us and helped repair dam
ages. They exulted over their good
sense in staying behind; but I think
they were rather worry the next Monday
at school, while we scarred veterans
were showing our wounds and descrlb
ing the accident to admiring throng*.
Frank Austin frit very badly about
the whole affair and said lie would never
use the sled again. None of us ever
naked him to. for we were thoroughly
convinced that, however well auch a
sled might do on lower and easier slides,
1 Church hill wasn't at all the place for
Frank's double-runner.—Golden Daya.
—A horticultural wonder in the shape
of ar apple tree bearing four crops has
developed In the Marshall county farm
of Asher Boyee, near Laporte, Ind. The
first crop ripened and fell off weeks ago
This week Mr. Tloyce picked the second
crop and the third crop, of apples beinp
the'size of walnuts, is now ripening
The top of the tree is mass of bloom
heralding the fourth crop
THE WORLD OF SCIENCE.
Th® fastest flowing river to the world
is the Sutlej, in British India, with ade
scent of 12.000 feet in 180 miles.
Any human being who will have the
presence of mind to clasp the hands be
hind the back, and turn the face toward
the zeoitb, may float at ease, and in per
fect safety. ID tolerably still water.
In 1877 Falcon Island, in the Friendly
group, begun as a smoking shoal; ten
years luter it was a volcanic island
•bout 300 feet high and over 1 1 /, miles
long. Now it ia disappearing.
If, after eating pure food, fresh out
door air is breathed, the blood will show
ia large increase in red corpuscules,
but by drinking stimulants, th® red
disks are decreased in serious propor
tions.
Capt. Parry speaks of the great dis
tance that souuds can be heard dur
ing intense cold. "We often," h© says,
"ia th® Arctio regions heard people
converse in a common voice at the dis
tance of s oiil®."
Bourrier, after a series of experi
ments, bus come to the conclusion that
fresh meat in s room filled with smoke
of tobacco absorbs nicotine readily, and
may, under circumstances, become so
tainted us to lead to digestive disorders.
The temperature of the sun's surfuce
has been measured and determined to
b® between 12.000 degrees and 20,000 de
grees Fahrenheit. The most accurate
determination of the sun's tempera
ture, made by Wilson and Gray, in ire
lund, place it as 14,000 degrees. Fahren
heit.
A celebrated fumily of lion tamers
are reported to use electrify. A live
wira is stretched across the cage and
serves aa au impassible yet invisible
harrier which protects the performer.
It is said that oie touch of the wire
gives a lasting lesson to the fiercest
lion.
DECIDED BY THE JUDGES.
A default judgment in a landlord's
summitry proceeding for nonpayment
of rent is held, in Reich versus Cochran
(N. Y.) 37 L. It. A. 805, to defeat an ac
tion pending in another court by the
lensot to have the leuse adjudged a
mortgage and canceled for usury.
The right of the trustee of land to
pay over the purchase price thereof to
the beneficial owner without searching
Ibe records for leina against the latter
is sustained, in Bartz versus Faff (Wis.)
37 L. R. A. 848, and he is held not to in
cur the risk of being compelled to ac
count a second time to creditor* of such
owner.
The right of women to vote is denied
in Gougar versus Timberlakc (Ind.) 37
L. 1L A. 644, where the constitution
gives the right in express terms to
"male" citizens without expressly neg
ativing the rights of women.
A vote of the majority of property
taxpajera in numbers and in value is
held, in Citizens and Taxpayers of I)e
Soto parish versus Williams (La.) 37 L.
A. R. 761 to mean a mujority of those
actually present and voting nt an elec
tion. Those who fail to vote are pre
sumed to assent to the expressed will
of th® majority.
An injunction against prosecuting
oppressive and unreasonable actions in
another state to evade the laws of the
domicii of the parties is held, in Miller
versus Gittings (Md.) 37 L. It. A. 654, to
be proper, although one defendant re
sides iu the state in which an action
against partners is brought.
PRATTLE OF THE TOTS.
"Tommy," said his mamma one day,
"slip upstairs quietly and see if papa is
asleep." Tommy soon returned and
said: "Yea, mamma; fit's all asleep
but his nose."
Flossie, aged four, fieard her mamma
say that the new cook spoke broken
English, aud running to fier Gather ex
ol®lined: "Oh, papa, ze cookie is a
broked Englishman an' she tant talk
plain."
Little Mamie had often watched her
father aiiave himself, and one day when
a man oume to whitewash the fence,
after a few minutes' silent contempla
tion, she esked: "Mister mau, is you
doin' to shave z® whiskers off zat
fence?"
Little four-year-old Willie was visit
ing his grandparents in the country.
One morning fie beard a mule braying
for the first time, and running into the
house he exclaimed: "Oh, gnan'ma, one
of zem fiorsies has dot ze hoopen
tough."
"Clara," said the mother of a little
five-year-old uiiee, who was entertain
lug a couple of neighboring girls of her
own age, "why don't you play some
thing instead of sitting still aud look
iug miserable?" "Why, mamma, we is
playan'," was the reply; "we's playin*
that we's growed-up womens." —Chi-
cs go Daily News. •
NOTES AWHEEL.
More ilian 52,000 new members have
joined the League of American Wheel
men since the meeting of the national
assembly a year ago.
At the approaching national assembly
an amendment to admit professionals
to L. A. W. membership will certainly
be introduced, and it is almost assured
that it will be passed.
People who do not care for the chain
lets wheel can get great bargains in
chain wheels next season, and, perhaps,
will be just as well satisfied to stick
to the old favorite for a year or two
longer.
Cycle pnths are not an unmixed bless
ing, as imagined by most wheelmen;
indeed, they are in the end rather a
detriment to the sport. Farmers and
others who must drive on the abomina
ble roads which prevail in this coun
try, except in a few states, are highly
indignant when they see wheelmen
spinning on the path, while they are
toiling in the ruts of the arijncpnt road,
and they are not inclined to tax the
township or county to pay for such
elfish luxuries.
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