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THE MYSTERIES OF A DAY
NOTtBI.E EYENTS ftKCOUDEn AS llAY'iNU TAKEN PLACE ABOUT VS. Wbere the jHasi I.lTed-SViddiDg Log--Pulled Out His Beard -A Saro Test How He T40 t IIU Karut-Cliililrea in Fraace, Etc.. Ete. 0E of the first things that attracts the attention of visitors on the Chippa wa river is the famous "steam sklrUier" the only one in Wisconsin. It is a great sijht to witness two or three huge logs being dragged, from a distance of $o rods, over brush, fallen trees, stumps, etc., ps if ther were mere sticks, and dumped on top of a huge pile along side of the track And to do all this requires only one man to manipulate the levers cn the steam engine, and one way off where the logs lie to put th chain around them. It makes no dif ference if the logs to be drawn are be neath a pile of other logs or fallen trees. The moment the chain is put around them off they go, the forward end somewhat elevated and the rear end dragging over any obstruction in the way. Sometimes the whole log makes a leap of several rods without touching the ground. Here is the test to which the famous swords manufactured for the English army are subjected at Solingen: The blade first of all nas to support a weight of sixteen kilograms placed upon its point without showing the least deflec tion. The pressure is then increased to such an extent as to cause the bending blade to shorten by sixteen centimeters, and on its removal to snap back per fectly straight. A. hard blow is then given, first with the edge and next with the back of the blade, on an iron b'.o.k, the prescribed curvature being carefully measured. Then comes the bending test, in which the blade is sub jected to a bend of ninety degrees, from which it has to spring back info the straight line. Finallv it is weiehed. and not until the centre of gravity is carefully adjusted docs the ruceiving olucer put his stamp on the blade. It has been noted that the bidyof Lockwcod was found just over the line in the town of Litchfield, Conn. Not half a mile further north the line runs through the house of William Titus, ana no; only that, but throusrh the mid die of his bed rooni and the middle of Ins bed, so that he sleeps with his head in Litchuuld and his feet in Jlorris. Si. me years since there was an investi gation, and, afrer much dispute, Titus, it was aajuaged, must vo e in Litch field, on the ground that his head slept in that town. A further inquiry de veloped the fact that although he slept in iwj towns he a'.e his meals in .Morris, Jiau Jaraily prayers in Litchfield, at tended church in Morris, and that he l rank his cider down cellar in Litch field and up-s air in Morris. Fukxch statistics just published con tain alarming information concerning the increase of crime among children of both sexe?. The demoralization of the yung idea has evidently reached a point in Fr.ince which demands the serious attention of all interested in the future welfare of the countrv. The number of offenders under 10 years of age has augmented from 2,2'?5 to 5,579 for boys, and from 418 to K08 for srirls. From 1( to 21 years of age the number of criminals has increased frcm 5, 915(5 to 20,489 for boys, and from 1,046 to 2, 139 for girls. The ratio of crime among offenders under age has therefore con siderably more than doubled during the past five years. The statistics register for the first time numerous cases of sui cide committed by children. Donaldson, the swimmer, recently swam the Mohawk at Schnectady tied hand and foot. A young athlete thought that he could do the same, and after a friend had well tied him he started to cross the river. Half way across he gave out and went down. His fright ened friend tried to get him into a boat, but couldn't. Neither could he untie the rope. Meanwhile the swimmer was taken with severe cramps. Finally tho man in the boat tied a rope around the s-wimmer's neck, and thus towed tlie half drowned athlete to shore, where it took considerable rubbing and stimu lant to reduce the cramps and get the jouth in good condition again. "There is nothing in tho world that tho s the inborn tendency of mankind to run in a rut than the architecture of 1he modern shirt." So said a young man of iconoclastic tendencies. "For years men's vests have been buttoned almost up to the chin, and the litde piece of shirt front that would be left exposed has been covered by a necktie. And yet men go on w wring shirts with fronts down to the waist starched and ironed till they're as stiff as a boiler plate, and they pay every week for get ting two or three of these things care fully polished. A man m'ght as well have the back of vest laundricd every week." A man who got mad at Kansas, and longed to sell his farm, received an offer from a Iissouri man and accepted it. Tl:e Missouri man offere ! him 17 mules for his farm agreeing to ship the mules as soon as the deed to the farm to deposited with the mule man's banker. Accordingly the deed was for warded, and the purchaser looked anx iously for the mules, He did not think of the animals coming by express, until he received notice to call at the office. Upon calling, he found 17 china mules the price of his farm. He lost no time in going to see his man, but the latter had sold out and skipped. Pktkr Rorx, of Mono Lake, took his family to Bodie, Cal., to celebrate the Fourth. His six-year-old daughter wanted to go home and started on loot. She ought to have gone south, but went north among the mountains and can yons. When the moon went down she crept under a sage bush and slept, but awoke at daylight and went on. In the meantime Bodie had offered $100 for her rescue, and a searching party with Indians started out. They found her next day trudging along, hungry, but undismayed. She had walked twenty six miles. She said she wasn't afraid. Pkot kfor Bel is confident that telephonic communication may be es tablished between passing vessels at sea. lie believes a wire a mile in length, trailed behind a ship, will so charge the water with electricity that a vessel coming within half a mile of an other thus equipped may communicate with it. "The principle," he says, "is not new; it is old, with a new use, waiting for commerce to utilize it. I have experimented in the Potomac, and marvelled at the simplicity of the ap paratus and the stupendous importance of the results." A Sun coBRKsroKDKT asks the mean ing and origin of the saying, "Kvery thing is lovely and the goose hangs high." It originated at the South, and is a corruption of "the goose honk high." When the weather is fair and serene, the wild goose, migrating north ward or southward, flies high above the earth, making his peculiar call or "honk," which can then be heard at a prcat distance, and calls attention to the state of the atmosphere. A Georgian explains how rno John Knigl t cme to reside in that S'ate. His father lived ii the backwoods of Ns rih Carolina, and the first time he ever saw a two horse wag n he ran af.er it. He Lecame so absorbed in the question of how long it would run be fore the big whee s overto k the little ones that he f-.dlowed it deal to Augus ta, Ge rgi;i, bef re he gave out and had to st p. lie didn't know the way back and had to stay. A tender story is told by the Boston Jmimnl ot a prelate of the Church of England who, on accep'ing a c. untry benitico, urged a friend to make him a visit as sofm as he got settled, remark- j ing in perfect good faith: "I have a nice little gseen field attached t the reclory. 1 mean to keep a cc uple of sheep, and we fhall have inuttcn kid neys fresh every m-jrning for break Jast. ' C' LtFORNiA is 770 miles long. Its greatest width is 330 mi'es, and it con tains 183,981 square miles, or 128,947,- I 19 acres of land. J It is strange what attachments are imctimes formed between animals I a?;d small children. Little Dollie AYelsh, a four-years-of-age Alabama girl, and a calf are the best of friends imaginable. The way it came about was that one day Dollie went to an unused well and peeped over the low urb. Tho calf saw her and seized her dress in its mouth. The little girl lost her bnlance and fell over the curb, but the calf hung on, and for half an hour held her thus suspended until the child was rescued. Charley Ingle was arraigned in Newport, R. I., on a warrant charging him with the burglary of Commodore Baldwin's villa last September. He pleaded not guilty. The case was con tinued until Aug. 6, and the prisoner was committed in default ot $2,500 bail. During the night Ingle succeeded in pulling out his moustache by the roots, and appeared in court with his upper lip as hairless as though he had been shaved by a barber. White persons have blacked up to imitate negroes from time immemorial. For a negro to "whiten up" to person ate a white person is something new. This occurred recently in Montana, where a white child was required in a drama. A local little darkey was the only child obtainable, and much grease paint was used in getting him to just the proper complexion. A CAPE COD ENTERPRISE. Storking a Fresh-Water Pond with alt Water Eels. Two gentlemen on Cape Cod pur chased a fresh-water pond of several acres and stocked it with salt-water eels. The fish, unlike most others, are as much at home in fresh water as in salt; in fact, you will always find them in fall and winter in all fresh water creeks that have a connection with tho ocean in any way. At that time, and since, these gentlemen have put into the ponds sixty barrels of eels. Now, a bar rel will average to hold 2,300 fish, so we may salely count at the present time tbere are no less than 140,000 eels in the pond, which have grown to double, yes, quadruple their size tince they were put in. There is a comical part to the story after all. Last fall, when the demand for eels began, the owners started or their mine, prepared to bring forth the treasure, when lo and behold 1 not an eel was to be found. Some said that they had gone to warmer climates for the winter; some that they had gone to China, others that they had found an outlet to the ocean, and it was good-by eels. Baker's folly became a standard joke. "A prophet is not without honor save in his own country." This proverb, so old, and yet so true, was true here. Common sene taught the owners that the fish were safely housed in the mud for the winter, and, while regretting a year's profit lost, they did not give up. I said profit lost; I should have said put in the bank mud bank. When spring came and the warm weather thawed them out they came forth in thousands; huge balls of living eels rolled out of the mud as big as a bucket, twined in and out like well, like nothing else on earth or under the earth, and when thev were fed the water was fairly alive with thoe squirming, snake-like creatures. Some idea of it may be had by knowing that for a meal a ton of food what is called on the cape "horse feet," was thrown into the pond. That was at night; the next day not a particle of food was left; every shell was cleaned as nicely as you could do it with care and pa tience. Now didn't those fish weigh a ton more? To feed this enormous aquarium ten men are employed with two "lighters" gathering horse feet, brintring from 4,000 to 6,000 at a load. A large pound or inclosure already holds 20,000, and this number will be increased to 50,000. In July the owners will begin to take them out and send them to market, and if they do not meet with a lively de mand I shall be much surprised. It is a rare sight to see this army of , HSU 1 1 1 . ueu 1UIK1 is lurcjwu into the pool you will see them coming in all directions and it? such numbers that the water fairly boils with them. They seem to be aware that the time has arrived for dinner and by some sort of intelligence they come from the furthermost points of the pond. The men who prepare the food frequently find themselves standing several feet deep in a mass of squirming fish. I think In j safely say that nothing like it was ever known before and the financial result will determine whether or not there will ever be known any thing like it again. I am not ready to offer any opinion on that point; I will leave it for time to decide; but still I can't refrain from saying, with Colonel Sellers, "there's millions in it," more or less. Smuggled Fire Water. JS r 1 mi.:, iv. -J . .1 - 1 AN INGENIOUS SCHEME FOB Bi7FPLTINO RHODE ISLAND WITH WHISKY. A red faced, jolly driver of a two horse truck got into trouble in Boston, and unexpectedly revealed a secret. He was coming up Tremont street from the North End, and, when opposite the Common, got in a jam of tiuck teams, one of which tipped off a portion of his load. Among other things which fell into the street were three wooden ship ping cases filled with eggs. The cases held forty-nine dozen each. The cover of one case was knocked off, and the eggs went skipping over the pavement. Two newsboys rushed in and began to break and suck the eggs. A large boy cracked a shell and be;ran to swallow its contents, when he suddenly made a wry face "Bad?" asked a bysta- der. "Naw," was the reply; "but'sa funny tasting egg's s'ever I seed." The other boy, a'ter tasting one or two eggs, turned to the crowd and said: "'Taint an egg at all, it's nothing but whisky." Of course there was a scramble for the eggs, and the driver had hard work to get his box back. When his boxes were all loaded again, he said he had received si.e cases of eggs from a North End liquor dealer, who told him to take them to the Providence depot, and cau tioned him to be careful and "not hatch the eggs on the way," as they were for hotel use in Khode Island. Taking up one of the eggs and break ing it in front of the crowd, a ruddy liquid ran out, leaving nothing but a common porcelain shell such as is sold at agricultural supply stores for "nest eggs." Instead of albumen and yolk every egg was full of the best whisky, each one containing about enough for a good drink. They were filled through a small hole in the big end, and the hole was closed with waterproof cemented cloth of the same co'or as the egg. By chalking the egg a little the deception was complete. "They are going to Newport and Narragansett Pier," sad the driver, "and I'll bet lots of people will eat eggs down there who never liked them be fore." Going and Coming. "Good-by, father " "Good by, my son; God bless you." And the train starts, bearing the boy away to college. The old man watches it until it is out of sight, and brushing away the tears, turns to a friend. "There goes my boy to get an educa tion. I tell you, sir, it's something to have a boy like that!"' and the happy father turns and getting into his wagon, which is standing near by, drives home. A year has gone by and tho same wagon is standing in the same place, and the old man with a radiant face is waiting for the train wh'ch is bringing his boy home. It comes puffing up to the depot and the boy steps down. "Hello, gov'nor." The old man savs nothing; those care less words and that careless tone have struck him to the heart. Again thore are tears in his eyes, but he does not say, "I tell you, sir, it's something to have a boy like that." New Haven lieg-ultr. ROMANCE OF A YOUNG CHINAMAN What He Kacrlneed for an American Girl Who was Only Flirting-. The Washington Capital relates a ! story of an attache of the Chinese Lega- J - . .. 1 L .11! 1 . tion. who is the son ot a nign omciai at thn Phinfisn Court and who came here under the special charge of the Minis ter. In front of the Legation is a park which the young ladies of the neighbor hood frequent, among them the daugh ter of an official of the War Department, who lives in the neighborhood. She is a pretty girl, about eighteen years old, with golden hair and big, roguish blue eyes. All the summer she has been carrying on a flirtation with the Oriental swells, the young man alluded to seem ingly having lost his heart to her. Miss Goldcnhair has often sat upon the same bench and talked by signs with him ; has strolled around the flower-bordered walks by his side, nd several times has taken him home with her, where upon the doorsteps he has pursued his educa tion under the tutelage of the girl and her mother. After an acquaintance was formed in this way, the young China man then frot in tha habit of making afternoon calls, taking with him always j some handsome present from the stores ot the .Legation ana listening ior noun, to Miss Goldcnhair's voice as she sang or chatted to him, until he learned a few sentences of English. Finally, the other day, he declared his passion in a manner that could not be mistaken. Love needs no interpreter and his devotion was not misunderstood. The young woman thought it was a great lark to have a Chinese lover, and when he pressed her to marry him she answered that she could never think of such a thing as long as he wore a queue and his native costume. The young man, however took her in earnest and one afternoon appeared at the house with his queue cut off close to his head and clad in "Melican" clothing. Then the girl was frightened, and her mother was called. The latter sent tho young Chinaman away almost broken-hearted. He had sacrificed everything for love, and had lost. When he returned to the Legation and presented himself to the Minister, there was a row. His Excel lency's dismay cannot be described. The trust that had been confided to him had been forfeited, and His Excellency is in despair. The young man decla es that he will not return to C'hL.a, but will remain in Washington, wear "Mel ican" man's clothing and marry the girl or die. When the situation be same under stood by the girl's parents, they sent her away from the city, and she will not return until her Chinese lover has been convinced that his suit is hopeless. He threatened to commit suicide when he learned of her departure, but has cooled down somewhat since, and only talks of qualifying himself to become her hus band. Senator Cube as a Diplomat. A new story has been started about Senator Coke, of Texas. He is a big, burly man, weighing over two hundred pounds, and since he has been in tho capital city he has become quite a stick ler for fashionable etiquette. He lives in a fine house in Baltimore and, ac cording to the custom of the hot weath er season, the front door has been left open considerably of late to let the fresh air into the house. Senator Coke's study is on the second floor, and generally in the morning he sits the;e in his slippers and morning wrapper and reads the pape s and his correspondence. The other day three of his constituents, who happened to be in the city, thought they would call on him in relation to a little matter in the Star State. They were rough, but honest Texans, fresh from the ranch and plains, and had not studied fashionable etiquette. They arrived at Senator Coke's house, and finding the door open, concluded to walk right in and up to the study, where they knew the Senator was. So in they went and upstairs they marched right into the Eresence of the statesman. When he card the footsteps on the stairs and saw the three Texans ent r he dropped his feet from his desk and looked at them -with an angry scowl. 'Don't you know." he exclaimed be fore they had time to speak, "that it is the custom in this city when a gentle men calls on a Senator to ring the front door bell and send up his card?" "B it the door was open," explained one of the visiting trio. "That makes no matter. You must go down stairs again and ring the bell, and when the servant comes you must send up your cards." The three Texans turned and marched down stairs again. Soon the Senator heard the door bell ring. The servant answered the bell, and the visitors sent up a piece of paper with three names written on it. They waited a few min utes for an answer, and soon it came, as follows : "The Senator is not at home." A Roof Dining Room. The roofs of New York are very In teresting, says a local letter writer. Much that would never be suspected by a stranger in the streets goes on upon these aerial platforms above the heads of the masses. From the Brooklyn Bridge I have seen that topmost stratum of the city fairly alive with people on a fine autumn evening. On one roof were to be seen some shop girls waltzing to the music of a concertina in tho hands of a young man seated on the raised wall-top between that houso and the next. Oh another was a merry party of children filling the upper air with the melody of their singing. Over yonder were two lovers, hand in hand, talking earnestly: and so in one place or an other were to be seen persons wiser than their fellows, seeking the quiet and comparatively pure air above the uproar and stagnant atmosphere of the lower stories and the streets. A year or two ago, being invited to dine with some Cubans I had met in their own land, I went to their address in the neighbo.hood of the Central Park, and was shown up by the servant where do you suppose? To the roof. The Cubans understand the science of taking every advantage of the open air. If they did not do so on their native isle they would all cook, like so many loaves in a baker's oven. I found the roof where this family had gathered a place unique among the housetops of New York. An iron framework enclosed the great sheet of tin, and from its posts was hung a pretty awning of blue and white striped canvas. In hanging baskets and in great pots were broad leaved tropic plants, and two or three birds in pretty cages swung among the flowers. A complete set of furniture, all of cane or wicker work, except the table, completed the appointments. There were rockers and easy chairs and settees of split cane in which to loll and lounge and read and sew. There, in a delightful breeze that kept the ribbons of the ladies all a-fluttering, we ate a dinner that I would not have exchanged for any that was served in any hot and stuffy dining-room in the city on that night. A Final Buffalo Hunt The National Museum has sent its chief taxidermist, Mr. William T. lforn aday, on a hunting tour through tho far West, for the purpose of obtaining speci mens of the buffalo, before this animal becomes extinct in this country. Mr. Hornaday took with him as an assistant Mr. A. II. Forney, an attache of the Museum. The party reached Miles City, Montana, May 12. Some Crow Indians aie said to have killed four buffaloes on the Mussel shell Kiver about six weeks ago. It is firmly believed by many good authorities that there are not now more than from fifty to 100 buffaloes in the whole of Montana, outside of the National Park, where there are proba bly from two hundred to three hundred head. Hunters lie in wait outside the limits of the National Park, waiting for these animals to cross the line, when they lose 110 time in dispatching them as soon as possible. A stampede may occur at any time, which may result in all the buffaloes now in the Park leav ing; and if such were the case, very few, if any. would escaoe. AN AERIAL SHIP. From Cherbourg to London In the Steering Balloon Tnrpllleur. The balloon Torpilleur, which is ftted with a patented steering and propelling apparatus, and in which the aeronaut L'Hoste and astronomer Mangot as cended from Cherbourg, France, at 11 o'clock descended in London at 0 o'clock the next morning. The aerial naviga tors will return to Cherbourg and will attempt a voyage from that place to Norway. The most recent feat, with conclusive proofs, in the new born science of. bal loon navigation was performed in France on September 24, 1885, by the young military engineers, the brothers Renard, from the camp of Chalons, within a few miles of Paris. Starting at twenty-five minutes after four p. m., the aeronauts reached Point du Jour after five p. m., returning to the camp at twenty-five minutes to six p. m. a distance of three miles each way. On this journey in the outward trip the wind was against them, opposing the advance of the appaiatus toward the capital at the rate of four metres per second. The rate of speed of tho balloon, as recorded by the "log balloon," was six metres per second. The revolution of the screw was 55 per minute; its diameter 7 metres. The volume of the balloon was 1,860 cubic metres, filled with pure hydrogen gas. The machine was of eight horse power, constructed by M. Gramme, with a bat tery by Captain Renard, weighing in all 820 kilos, and capable of working at the rate given for two hours. The whole journey was performed with perfect evenness, and the balloon acted in a most satisfactory manner. After the journey Captain Charles Renard said to a Herald correspondent, ''I consider the problems of aerial navigation solved by the results of our experiment." A jour ney was also made on September i'A, 1885, with much the same results, t'rtC only difference being that the wind was with the aerial boat going out and against her on the return journey, and was light all the time, blowing at the rate of one metre per second. The distance covered was about five miles. On November 8, 1884, Captains Re nard and Krebs made a balloon voyage from Mendon to Bellancourt, and re turned, alighting at the point from which they started in forty-five minutes. This was the third attempt made by Cantain Renard with his balloon and steering apparatu , the second having proved a failure. His first attempt was in August, 1884, with such good re sults as to create the greatest interest in all the military circles of Europe. The balloon was cigar-shaped and pointed at each extremity. In the car were seats for two aeronauts, and the balloon had a directing apparatus and rudder. The force was obtained by a series of electric accumulators of ten horse power, and the balloon was operative for four hours. On October 29, 1884, an experiment took place at the Place de la "Defense, Courbevoie, Paris, under M. Brisson, but the cable apparatus failed and the result was consequently unsatisfactory. In June, 1879, Professor Grimlcy and a Herald correspondent started from Montreal for New York in the airship Canada, but they had a fearful experi ence and came near losing their lives owing to the poor quality of the gas used. In September, 1879, Professor C. R. Ritchell s airship was sent up at Hart ford, Conn. It consisted of a balloon above and a vertical screw, worked by hand power, beneath for lifting pur pos s, and a horizontal screw for steer ing. The result was anything but a success. In a four mile breeze it could be steered, but at a little increase above that force it drifted miles to leeward. Sir Charles Dilke's Unhappy Wife. London Special to Mail and Express. According to the gossip in aristocratic feminine circles, where tongues have been industriously wagging for the past week, the downfall of Sir Charles Dilke has come with crushing effect upon his devoted wife, who, if renort speaks truly, is in a condition bordering ou de mentia, and even those who are loudest in their denunciation of the baronet, have a word of pity for the unfortunate woman whose life he has blighted. Lady Dilke's matrimonial experiences have been decidedly unfortunate. She was a bright, vivacious, winsome girl when she became the w fe of Mark Pat tison, the rector of Lincoln College. Pattison was a bookworm, whose heart and soul were in his studies ; and his bride soon found that so far as congen iality was concerned she might as well have bound herself to a block of marble. Not only this, but her husband was of an intensely jealous disposition, and hile neglecting to pay her that attcn tion which, as a wife, she had a right to demand, he frowned down all the at tempts of the circle in which they moved to render her life less burden some by making her a conspicuous fea ture at their parties and entertainments. As a natural consequence the union was a most unhappy one, and for some lime prior to Pattison's death the couple weie virtually separated. Years of widow hood followed, and then came the secret courtship and engagement with Sir Charles Dilke. She was travelling in India when the scandal-cloud burst, and immediately te egrapbel her belief in her lover's innocence, and her intention to return home and be married without delay. She did so, and the wedding took place on Oct. 3 last. Had she al lowed the first divorce obtained by Mr. Crawford to end the matter her titled husband might have lived down the scandal in a couple of years and resumed his old position in society and politics. But, strongly impressed with his inno cence, she insisted on his taking the steps which resulted in the intervention of the Queen's Proctor, and which brought out the recent damning dis closures and second condemnation of Sir Charles. Now that he is socially and politically ostracized, her dreams have vanished, and the woman who might have played a leading part in the En glish politics of the future will probably spend the balance of her life in the re tirement of a French chateau, for a sec ond time tho unfortunate victim of the wedded state. Abont Picking the Pears. Some sorts of summer pears ripen well upon the tree, and require no other ' special care but to use them as soon as ! fully fit, for their decay is very speedy. Others are much the better for being taken into a cool room to ripen as soon as the septum is formed so that thev j will detach there. When taken into i cool, still air, ripening is less rapid, there is less danger of rot at the core, and there is more juiciness and flavor, and more delicacy of color. It is very common to see pears which are hard and green in October, left on the trees, or otherwise neglected as worthless, when they arc really capable of ripening into finer maturity of tender flesh and rich flavor than any of the eailier sorts. For it is a general rule with all fruits that those which require the longest term to complete their growth reach the higher perfection and value. The very late sorts should be left upon the tree as long as the ni"ht frosts are but light usually till late in October. It is important to pick with care not to break the stem, but to sever it at its natural septum of partition. This leaves It sealed, but if broken nearer the fruit 1 a leakage Is opened through which juice escapes, and the fruit soon begins to look shrivelled about its base, and loses quality and capacity for keeping. It should be kept covered so as to prevent draught of air, and in a cool place not too dry. Ripeness can be hastened by removing some to a drawer in a warm room, when usually a high color and flavor will be developed, if the due sea son has arrived.. So says a successful pear grower. The next anniversary celebration talked of is that of the burning of Schenectady and the massacre of its peo pie by Indians Feb. 6, 1690 a yerv cheerful basis for commemorative en thusiastn. THE TOOX FARMER. No Show for an Honest Man A Financier lug Failure. "There ain't no show in this country no more for an honest man," said an ill natured passenger, who looked like a fprmer. "The durned rogues are run ning the country now, and honest folks haven't got a show for their white alley. What's the matter with me ? Cranky ? Not a bit of it, stranger, an' if you was me you'd be a-hollerin' too. Your grow lins would be heard all over a ten-acre lot. "No, I don't mind telling you what's the matter with me. You see, I own a nice farm down the country here a piece about the best farm in our deestrict, if 1 do say it myself and lots of people have tried to buy it. My price has alius been too high for 'em, though, an' no body took it. Well, one day last week a stranger came along an' said he wanted to buy a rig t smart farm an' had been recommended to me. He looked the place over, inquired about the water an' the crops an' everything, studied over if an hour or two, tried to beat me down on my figure, an' finally accepted my terms. Then he gave me $30 to bind the bargain an' went away, sayin' he had to go to the city, and would be back agin in a few days to close up the bargain. The very next day another man came along and wanted to buy the place. He looked it all over, and it just struck his fancy. "I don't cire for money," says he; "this is tne place 1 want', and I'll give you $500 more than the other man offered you, if you'll let me have it." "Come around in a few days," says I, "an' I'll see what I can do for you." "Here's $25," says he, "just to show you that I'm in earnest." "Of course I wanted that extra $-0U if I could get it honorably, an' so when the firstjjjan came back a few ayslfej:JjojJaMfc5A1v yorij an(j I toMjZ&M had concluded not to'sr JrtlJ. 5vVelatives, it was anu oucre 1 nun nis money. iui ue wouldn't take it, an' insisted on my livin' up to the contract. 'I hear you've got another offer,, said he, 'and I see why you don't want to sell me. The other fellow is crazy to get the place, but I'm ahead of him, an' you must live up to your contract or I'll make trouble. Here's your receipt and agreement.' I saw he had me, an' offered him $50 an his money back to give up the bargain. He refused it. Then 1 offer him $100. Still he refused. I kept on raisin' him till I made it $300, and shook the money under his nose. Then he weakened, took the $300 an 1 his own $50 back, gave me the receipt an' went away "This was a pretty good bonus, but I felt good all the same. Tm $200 ahead anyhow,' says I, 'an' $200 ain't made every day on a farm.' " "Good stroke of financiering on your part, wasn't it ?" ' 'Yes. The only trouble about it was I never heard of the second purchaser again. The two scoundrels were work in' the racket together." Chicago Her ald. TAKING OR STEALING. A Fine Distinction as to Trope rty. the Rights ot "I knewa judge once,"said the friend of the war veteran in the hearing of a l)einra', reporter the other day, "who would not try a man who was brought before him on the charge of larceny for stealing a book from an office, because the prisoner, in taking the book, had made no attempt at concealment, but coolly walked in and said to the owner that he guessed he would take the book along with him and then walked out." "I had a darkey who was just like that," returned his friend, who had ob tained honor in the battle-field. "He brought me two fine horses during the war. I never knew where he got them. And one day he noticed my saddle was worn and said : 'Yo ought to hab a new saddle, massa.' I told him I was going to get one. 'Doan yo do it; I'll get yo one,' he said. 'And where will you get it?' I asked, curious to know where he could get a saddle. 'De boys am camped iSnwn t.Ko Villi yonder an de saddles nm pileil""mr in abtg heap. An I'll just walk down, an git yo one.'" "You'll steal one, you mean?" "No, sahl I won't steal it. I'll take it." "I told him I did not seo the differ ence, and he explained: 'If I was to crawl up behin' de fence an sneak out an git one, dat would be stealing, but I'll jis walk up an take one, an if any body says anythin I'll tell him it's a mistake. An if they doant, I'll bring it bac . with me." The colonel, it is unnecessary to say, still unconvinced, declined the generous offer. Rochester Democrat. The Mobile Rifles. A TLEASINO AND TOUCHING INCIDENT. The following little incident, touch ingly significant of the better feeling ex isting between the military people of the North and South, occurred recently at Mobile, Ala. A general of the United States army was on his way from Ari zona to New Yeik, where ho purposed entering a surgical college to have a difficult operation performed. As the train with the sick soldier approached Mobile, his aid saw that he was rapidly becoming very ill, and telegraphed ahead for assistance to convey him to a hospital. Dr. Hutton, the medical su perintendent of the Marine Hospital, was at the depot with attendants and a carriage. The invalid was comfortably placed in it with the gentlest and most assiduous attention, but he died within sight of the building, a stranger in a strange land The next day Dr. Hutton telegraphed to the family of the dead officer in Ari zona for instructions as to the disposal of the remains, and received in reply: "Bury him where he died." As soon as the Mobile Rifles had heard that, " A soldier of the legion Lay dying in AlgierB," they hastened to his help. But he was already dead, and it only remained for them to do honor to his memory. This they did by taking upon themselves tho performance of the last rites as though the dead Btianger had been one of their own comrades. They carried him draped with flags to the National Ceme tery and gave him all the honors of mil itary burial. In the afternoon of one of the hottest days of the Southern sum mer they marched in procession over the two miles of dusty road, and as the sun went down fired a farewell shot over the stranger's grave. Then cover ing it with flowers, they left him in the peaceful bivouac or the dead. The deceased soldier was a Philadel phian, and when the Mayor of Philadel phia heard of the "brotherly love'' of the Mobile Rifles he sent them an auto graph letter of thanks, accompanied by a beautiful floral tribute. Surely this little incident is an earnest of united interests, and a proof that ever and always " The bravest are the tendorest, Tho loving are the daring." Sam. Small's Debts. Sam. W. Small, the Georgia revival ist, has written a manly letter to the editor of the New Orleans Times-Demo-erat in reply to pnated charges recently made against him for seeming neglect to discharge moneyed obligations to per sons in that city. The concluding para graph reads: "I owe many hundreds of dollars yet in Texas, Georgia, New York, and clsewheie. In my davs of drunkenness and recklessness I hail an unfortunate habit and facility for con tracting debts. Now I am grievously suffering the penalty. I deserve it and bear it all, I hope, with becoming pa tience. God helping my honest resolu tions and efforts I will soon be free from tl esc burdens and these taunts. "Then I trust, those who thus pursue me, seek ing to destroy my usefulness and drive me from my duty to the Master, will be able to lay aside their ill-will and re gret the cruel wounds they are now so unmerciful y indicting upon me." Made of a 1 work the newspaper. qneer Charley's Wife. THE BTORY AS TOLD BT A SECRET SER VICE DETECTIVE. One of the most successful counter feiters in this country up to the Spring ot 1864, when he was nabbed and placed behind the bars for a long time, was a former employee of the Bureau of En graving and Printing named Charles Atsell. While still an employee of the Bureau he married a girl named Wil liams, of Providence, R. I. She had been brought up to regard herself as an heiress, educated abroad and was one of the proudest young ladies in the land. In 18t2 her possessions were swept away by fire and embezzlement, and in December of that year she married At sell. The match, I believe, grew out of some romantic accident. People who knew her best doubted if she had any love in her heart. Her pride did not go with her money. Notwithstanding the fact that she had married a man earning a moderate salary, she came to Washington with her nose high in the air, and her arrogant manner and style of dress was generally remarked. It was, indeed, her extravagance which led her husband into crime. Twice in the Spring of 1863 sums of money were lost in Atse.l's department, and while he was both times the object of suspicion there were no proofs to convict him. One sum amounted to $175, and the other to $300. After the last affair he resigned his position, and Jas atterwaro learned, auiea nimseu with a gang of counterfeiters who had their headquarters in New York. Two or three treasury notes were put out by them which circulated extensively, and for months the whole Secret Service force was working in vain to turn up the criminals. Atsell was not suspected as being a counterfeiter. He left Wash- through the said, secured certain profitable army contracts. He could have been found any day had we wanted him. Along in June, 1804, having at length satisfied ourselves that the gang was lo cated in New York, the circle began to narrow down. One night a str!ngcr from Missouri was arrested in a drunk en condition, and on his person found two or three letters implicating him as a shover of the queer and furnishing straight clews to work the gang. Aided by local detec ives, we raided a resi dence on Twenty-second street and cap tured Atsell, a man named Coffin, a shover named Green, and the entire out fit of press, tools and plates. We made the raid about three o'clock in the afternoon, and Mrs. Atsell was driving in Central Park. I was left to await her return and take her into cus tody. She returned about five o'clock, dressed in the richest attire and as arro gant as a queen. I broke the news as gentlv as possible, but she was not a bit agitated. Without the least sign of embarrassment she replied to me : "Very well, sir. You will allow me to chanae my attire?"' "Certainly." She passed up stairs and I followed. She entered her bed-room, locked the door, and I sat down to await her reap pearance. At the end of twenty min utes I rapped on the door. No answer. I waited five minutes and rapped again. As she did not respond I felt it my du ty to make a move, and after one more effort to induce her to open the door I burst it open. She was lying on a lounge, dead for the last quarter of an hour, having, as a doctor afterward tes tified, imbibed som swift poison. She was not too proud to be a counterfeit er's wife, but too proud to be tried as a counterfeiter's accomplice. When I carried the news to her husband he was for a moment stunned, then he rallied, and carelessly said : "Well, she'd have died in prison in eide of a month. She is better off." Salmon PoachL g In Canada. The unlawful act which the wardens most carefully guard against is "drift ing." One ot two poachers will steal out at night enrrvinya peculiarly made net in their canoes. -Th-- stretch thi across the head of a pool ; and it is SO weighted and bToyed that it stands up right, reaching nearly to the bottom. As the current causes the net to drift down stream, one canoe stays at each end to keep it straight. There is usu ally a white rope at the bottom of the net. Seeing this the salmon raise themselves a little, only to be caught by the gills in the meshes. When the shaking of the net shows that one is caught, the poacher quickly paddles to the spot, raises the net, kills the fish with a blow ou its head, and throws it into the canoe. In this sneaking way nearly all the salmon in a pool may be netted out in a night If the wardens happen to come along in their dug-outs, they try and seize the net and identify the poachers. Then there may be a fight and a canoe will be sunk, and a poacher or a warden will get a cold bath. On one river, the poachers used to station a boy on an island below them, with a horn which he blew whenever the wardens approached. One of the latter was to active that the poachers resolved to punish him. They took an old worthless net and stretched it out into the river from a rock on the bank. A rope was rove through the net and the shore end made fast over a pulley to the traces of a horse. A boy stood beside the horse, and two poach ers in a canoe held the outer end of the net Down came the warden, poling along in his dug-out, and pulled the end of the net away from the seemingly unwilling poachers He began taking it into his dug-out, congratnla'ing him self on his prize, and had hauled it half way in, when the boy on shore struck the horse, which started on a full gallop up the bank, jerking the net af ter it. in a flash the net was pulled out of the dug-out, the latter upset, and the astonished warden pitched into the river. But I hope the poachers were punished in their turn. For if these lawless men had their way, there would be no salmon left in tho rivers, and no such glorious sport of fly-fishing. St. Nicholas for August. Long-Headetl School Directors. Two years ago oil was struck t the Marshall farm in Marshall, Pa. The farm colsSuned 3o0 acres, and before the oil was found would have been con sidered a good sale at $10 an acre. The wells drilled on the farm were big "gushers," and opened up a new oil ter ritory. A month alter the first well was struck the farm was sold "for $310,000. The Bartley farm adjoining also proved to be an oil farm, and was sold for $75, 000. The school district of the town ship owned an acre of ground which, with a red school house, was worth $500. The s - hool house property was sur rounded by the big wells, and all indi cations were that the acre was the centre of a rich oil pool. A prominent oil operator offered the school directors $50,000 for the acre. The offer was re fused. They held out for $100,000. The would-be purchaser raised his offer to $75,000. That was the highest price ever offered for an acre of land any where in the country. If it had been accepted this rural district would have been the richest country school district in the I'nion. It was refused. Wells were put down all around the acre. In the course of time the school directors concluded to tap the rich veins of oil that were supposed to lie in under the red school house and its lot. At an ex pense of several thousand dollars they have put down wells, and tho tract is found to be as dry as a bono. The school house property is now rated at its old value of $500, and the officials are very sick. Lots of Fun. Before a recent church entertainment in Kingston, N. Y., ice cream tickets had been freely sold. The night of the festival the young woman who took the tickets laid them as they accumulated on a window sill behind her, where some small boys saw them, .lust how much ice cream the young rascals devoured ou the tickets they stole will never be known, but it was no trifl ing amount, for they ate all they possi bly could. SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL. It is Bald that buttermilk mixed with, fine sand and applied to new woodwork outside, will stand for many years, an4 give a good imitation of stone and with it absolute preservation of timber. In many partB of the country there are unusual complaints of destructiveness by insects, but in the city of New York it is remarked that the trees throughout are this year remarkably free from insect vis itations, with a green and glorious foli age in consequence. Among the usps to which porpoiso leather is being advantageously applied is that of shoe leather, the resemblance to French kid being very marked. It has a long, tenacious fibre, and as it will not crack or tear is very durable and waterproof, and makes an excellent leather. M. Hellriegel has ascertained by a series of experiments that rye and win ter wheat germinate at 32 degrees of heat, barley and oats at 35 degrees, In dian corn at 48 degrees, turnip at 32 de grees, flax at 35 degrees, the pea and clover at 35 degrees, bean and lupin at 88 degrees, asparagus at 35 degrees, car rot at S8 degrees, and the bean at 40 de grees. A French geologist lately called the attention of the Paris Geological Society to the effect gravitation has in heaping up sea water about the land. The con tinents are thus all situated at the tops of hills of water; and in crossing the Atlantic ships have first to go down hill, then cross a valley, and finally to climb another hill. The calculation has been made that in mid-ocean the surface may be more than half a mile below the level it would have if the continents exerted no attraction. While malaria has its ordinary habitat in low-lying regions, it may under favor able conditions exist at great elevations. On the Tuscan Appenines it is found at a height of 1,100 feet above the sea; on the Pyrenees and Mexican Cordilleras, 5,000 feet; on the Himalayas, 0,400 feet; on the island of Ceylon, 6,500 feet; and on the Andes, 11,000 feet. At present, the elevation of entire security has been thus approximated for various place : In Italy, 400 to 500 feet; in California, 1,000 feet; along the Appalachian chain of the United States, 300 feet ; in the West Indies, 1,400 to 1,600 feet. In any of these regions, however, malaria may drift up ravines to an indefinite height. A curious application of the magnet is described in a French journal, the sub ject being a clock recently patented in France. In appearance the clock con sists of a tambourine, on the parchment head of which is painted a circle of flowers corresponding to the hour signs of ordinary dials. On examination, two bees, one large and the other small, are discovered crawling among the flowers. The small bee runs rapidly from one to the other, completing the circle in an hour; while the large one takes twelve hours to finish the circuit. The parchment mem brane is unbroken, and the bees are sim ply laid upon it; but two magnets con nected with the clock work inside the tambourine, move just under the mem brane, and the insects, which are of iron, follow them. The OriginanVeather Prophet. An almanac maker in London named Partridge, who flourished in Queen Anne's time, was the original weather prophet. Like our cherished Old Proba bilities of the Signal Service, he foretold storms iu March and December, showers in April and May, hot weather in August and frosts in December. Dean Swift be came disgusted at Partridge's preten sions, and determined to put him down. Walking around London one day, he no ticed over a smith's shop the sign, "Isaac Bickorstaff." It struck his fancy, and he stored it in his memory for future use. In January, 1703, Partridge camo out with his alman.ic as usual. A few weeks afterward London was astonished by the publication of a small sheet which purported to contain the predictions of Isaac Bickerstaff, astrologer. It made a profound sensation, and the sale was great. Instead of the vague and definite hints at futurity which Partridge's al manacs contained, it foretold foreign and domestic events, with the greatest par ticularity, giving even the hour of the day when deaths of famous men great victories and defeats should occur. But one statement create! the most talk; for at 11 o'clock on the 2t;th of March it was predicted that Partridge; the alma nac maker, would die. Partridge him self stoutly denied its truth, but it was of no use. On the 30th of March another pamphlet came out giving a circumstan tisl account of his death, after a sincere repentance of his sins and a confession of the worthlessness of his almanac. Eveiybody believed he was dead, and Partridge was never able to convince the public that he was still alive. It broke up his business, and in a few years he really did die. It is a pity that the Dean isn't still on earth to deal with Vennor and Wiggins. A good dose of ridicule is probably the most effectual weapon which can be used against them, and the Dean was a master of. the art. Ben: Per ley Poore. A Chapter on Crabs. A New York dealer in crabs said to a Mail and Expre reporter: "The sea son for soft-shells begins June 1, and that for shedders a month later, but this year more shedders were caught in June than ever before. The season lats until October, and we get the crabs all along the coast, from North Carolina to Mon tauk Point. The prices are lower than ever before, and there is scarcely any money in them for the dealer. We sell them "for $1 a dozen, and twenty-five to thirty per cent, die on the way here, while we have to pay sixty cents a dozen when they are bought at the catching place, and besides must pay freight charges. There are some curious fea tures about shedders that people gener ally don't know muih about. For in stance, take one that measures three and a half inches from tip to tip w th the shell on ; as soon as the shell falls off the crab will begin to grow, and by the end of the season it is eight or nine inches long. The shell opens gradually, so that the crab can creep out. The crab is then found to be covered with a soft skin, which quickly becomes very tough. This is what makes it excellent for bait, as it holds the hook firmly. Many acres of low water land are taken up by pro ducers for the exclusive raising of crabs. We keep the shedders in floats and the hard-shell crabs iu what we call pounds. J 1 he floats are shallow boxes, kept just under the water, and the pounds are large spaces of low water land fenced in with galvanized iron latticed fences. Some of these pounds are three and four acres eich and surrounded by f' nces 1,200 to 1,500 feet long. We feed them small fish caught by fishermen in their seines, and useless to theoi. One of our great annoyances is trom crab thieves. So great has this become that we have had to build barbed wire fences around our floats, with gates that are kept locked. These fences extend four and five feet above tide water." A Brief Sermon on Anger. A brother got furiously mad with us some time ago. He storine 1 like a vol cano and his wrath was at white heat. He fell upon us and told with vigorous indignation how bad he thought we were. We enjoyed it. AVe always respect an honestly mad man. Ilis wrath is a token of his sincerity. There was something so charming in his realness and candor that we ainio-it forgot that we were the target at which his blows were directed. When he finished we simply explained to him how it all happened. The storm cloud broke and the genial sunlight wn on his brow again. If we mut get an gry let us do ii hotly ;snd courageously ; let u blaze like a furnace and go for the object of our aiif. er at once. In this way we may finish up the business in a single day and the setting sun will not see tho wrath-cloud on our brow. Baltimore Baptist. The piles of old London bridge, prt down in the year TOO, are s-till sound, the water and the blue mud of the Thames having preserved thciu. The Corcan Government has issued an educational law which requires all chil dren between eight and thirteen years of to attend school. THE DYING REPORTER'S SPECIAL. An Injured Journallnt Dlnehara Ills Duty In the Face of Death It ii not so many years ao that Tony B , the attache 'of a Central Iowa paper, now defunct, rode out from a Southern Iowa city one bright morning perched daringly on tho brake of a flat car that was attached to a "wild freight" and loaded with iron rails. He was like other reporters, made up of vices and virtues only the first seen by the world, the latter best known by his in timate friends. He had been in news paper work for about six years, was thoroughly capable, and scored moie "scoops" than were ever recorded against him. This in the eyes of the city editor insured his entrance into paradise. To make the story short, forty miles out from its starting point the "wild" freight, with a leap of madness and a terrible crash, went through a bridge, down sixty feet, and Tony sitting on the brake beam. It was over in an in stant. Such things don't wait for time to catch up with them. When the con ductor of the train (the only one unin jured) crawled out of the wreck, his eyes fell first on Tony, lying across the side of a dismantled box car, on his chest a heavy rail, his legs crush d, and dying. Beyond him lay a dead brake man; the engineer was buried under his machine, and by a large bowlder was the fireman, with a broken back. Tony was conscious, and, when the con ductor reached him, asked for paper and pencil. They were found in his pockets. Unable to write himself, he dictated this, angrily ordering the men who had come up to let him alone : "C E , Managing Editor Star, Iowa: Train through bridge at . Was on board and am hurt. Will send full particulars at once T. B." A farmer was secured, who conveyed it to the nearest station. Then this boy, true to his duty and not flinching before death, suffering frightful agony, and while willing hands sought in vain to release him from his position, dictated a "special" of fifteen hundred words to his paper. What he suffered no one can ever know. It was with difficulty that he could breathe, and every gasp cost him a wrench of agony. But he held death back down to the last few lines. "The killed were " and so on, end ing with the name of "Tony B , re porter," As he ended that his eyes filled with tears, and he looked up wist fully to the conductor, who had written the telegram for him, and who himself could not keep his tears back. "Tell my mother," said Tony, "that Id d my duty ; and bovs, rush that over the wires forme. It's a 'scoop,'" It went over the wire 1 all right, and it was a "scoop," but be ore it was printed 1 ony was dead, St. Paul Pioneer Pi ess. The imagination of a three-year-old boy is often a stupendous thing. One ;an't help wondering how much a child of that age believes of his own big stories. This one for example : "I went out in de front yard dis morning," said Benny, "and I saw 'nawful big horse up in a tree, and I tooked a gun and I Bhootcd it, and I tooked it into de houso snd my mamma picked de fedders off it nd cooked it for breksit 1" One among the many eminent church dlgnl Saries who have given their public endorse ment the wonderful efficacy of St. Jacobs Oil, In case of rheumatism and other painful ail ments, is the Right Rev. Bishop GUmour, Cleveland, Ohio. A correspondent to a city paper (a lady, of course) complains tha t 11 one (nan in a hundred knows how to fan a lady. The natural reply of a man would be tnat not two ladies in two hundred know how to be fanned. The only cough mixture before tho people that contains no opiates or narcotics is Red 6tar Coueh Cure. Frice, twenty-live centa. It costs fourteen thousand doll rs a year to light the White House and yet with all that light they say Cleveland hunted three days once before ne could find his bootjack which had been mis laid. Something About Catarrh. A great many people are afflicted with Ca tarrh who do not know what ails them ; and a great many more continue sufferers who might be cured. Thickening of the membrane which lines the nasal passages, thus making breathing dim cult; a discharge from the nostrils, more or less copious, watery or thick, according to the stage of the disease ; a sense of fullness in the bead; a constant inclination to spit; and, in advanced cases, a dropping of intensely dis gusting matter Into the throat, are a few of the prominent symptoms of Catarrh. Deafness, inflamed eyes,neuralglc palai, sore throat and a loss of sense of smell, are very often caused by Catarrh. All these tioubles are cured by PIso's Reme dy for Catarrh, Relief Is had immediately after beginning its use, but it is important that It be continued without intermission until the catarrhal virus is expelled from the system and healthy secretions replace the diseased action of the mucous membrane. Manifestly it Is unreasonable to expect a cure In a short time of a disease that has been progressing for months or years. This question of time is provided for In the putting up of Piso's Remedy for Catarrh. It Is so concentrated that a very small dose is directed. The quantity in one package is suf ficient for a long treatment, consequently the expense is a mere trifle, and there Is no excuse for neglect nor reason for It but forgetf ulness. A cold in the head is relieved by an applica ration of Piso's Remedy for Catarrh. The comfort to be got from it in this way is worth many times the cost. 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By druggists. It is better to live and die a mouse amonn mice than a fox in a palace. The Ten! i ninny of a Pbyslclan. James Heecher, M. D., of Sigourney, Iowa, says: " For sevornl years I have been using a Cough Balsam, called IB. W. HAM9 Bai, mm for the Lungs, and in almost every case throughout my practice I have had entire buc--ess. I have used and prescribed hundreds of bottles since the days of my army practice (1K63). when I was surgeon of Hospital So. 7, Louis ville, Ky. There was a big earthquake at. Malntra re ceniiy. Hope it didn't shake the sugar all out of the raisins. Fob dtrpepsia, indices" now, deprewrtmiot spirits, general debility in their varionn form, also as a preventive against feverand ague and nthxr (ntprmittpnt. favrs.the "Ferro-I'hoophor- ated Elixir of Calisava,"madeby('aswell.Ha ard & Co.. New York.and sold by all Dmgginta. is the best tonic: and for patient recovering from fever or other sickness it has no equal. Vc. btiya a pair of Lyon's Patent Heel Stiffeners, which makes a boot or shoo twice as Ionic. Ir ton hnve fluttin?. Pcnlding. or Ftinelntr sensations in the parts when voiding urine bwamp-Kcot will quickly relieve and cuie. Piso's HIMlDT Tor cararrn t ?hu w use. It is not a liquid or a en"g. -Fob Speoiai, RvrM for alTcrtlsing In this P.stJ'f 1- . . K nt.i;0hAi nt tun Dioor. I Gan'i M Away If you cau't cat away to take ipent auattew trips to the seashore or mountains, you may bo happy and healthy at home If you follow this ad vice : De out of doors a'l you possibly can, walking or riding, snd getting a 1 the freeli air possible s tako Hood'gSarsiparllla to purify j our blood, regulate) your dtgentlve orpcans. and give you that strength and v!?or which will overcome the depressing effect of tha hot weather. I have taken Hood's Earraparllla for dysrP"l alas atonic alterative, with the most beneficial results I have also used it for rneun atlsm with good effect. I regard It a one Of the very beat fam ily medicines, aud v.o ill uo wiUlngly be without it." A. B. Ccbuy, Providence, B. I. Being nm down from hard work I tried Hood's Sarsaparllla anil it so built me np thaf! I have contin ued Its use. I have great faith In It as a blood purt tier and regulator." J. A. bMiTH, Commercial Bul letin Office, Boston, Mass. Hood's Sarsaparilla , Sold by all druggists, tl ; six for fS. Prepared only by C. L HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, 1 IOO Dosos One Dollar ' Innr. WTistarff von talking aboutr' What every Ixxiy talks anout. TheysoythntforBright' Discs flo,Kidney, Liver or lHadcler complaints, ttus remedy has no equal." lKeENRAr.T.nin(rhjnton.N.T. l,ptrersoi inquiry nniwi. Ouide to Health (tMntl'rM). to Soldiers ft Heirs. Send stamp f r circulars, t OI.. U Blbfi. HAM, Att y, Washington, D. O YORK PPRCHA going to buy Dry Goodi Hardware. Auric ;nts. or any kind ot mecnana to write me (inclosing a ci. ; my method of buying ior buy tor either consumer 01 . G. SNOW, Bayotin put., it wilt n't apptar . ASK FOB THE W. L. DOUGLAS Beat material, perfect fit, eqnal any 95 orfathocr. Yerj pair warranted. Take none onleis stamped " W- L. Donelnfl' i3.(W) Shoe. Warranted." CoiiareM. an on inn L.ace. itoy hhk i r mo jt jHi k inn f.M .... i fft2.no Shoe. Same bLvIc-b urn !y S tlic $auu Shoe. If you sra aanil arlrlrnMOIl IIOBtlll nrocKion, Bio. -cCA Biter's FillSi0"""?4! jjval Hex. fcl.OOl renad. 6Q eta. u UUISeicn persons snouid Join the N. W r3iV1Aiii;lCU Itlutual Endowment horietj and receive $1,CCJ when married. Circular free P. O. Box Minneapolis. ,Mlnn. STANDARD AWARDED FIRST PREMIUM AT THE WDl.'l l'H KX POSITION. New Vrleaaa. (Four Cold Medals. All other print-lpal maker conipctlngj. Trai-fc fccalrn, Hiv Dutorm Scales, etc Important patented lMI'HOt EMK.NTH. BEST VALUE for YOUR MONET, ftfi p"!. 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