The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, October 21, 1887, Image 1

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    MIFEitllNAl CARD,.
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Okfick Front Room, Ovor Potiloflioo.
omoo OTOf 1st. National Hank. """"""""If. r
Dloomsidm, pa.
OXcd la Bnt's Building-
OIIN M. OliAltK,
0 dice over Moyer Bros. Drug Store.
office la Brewer's butldlng.sooond No. 1
Bloomaburg, Fa.
Bloomstmrg, Pa.
omce corner of Contro and Main Streets. Claik t
Can bo consulted la a or man. m
Bloombtiuiio, Pa.
Ofllcc on First floor, front room of Col
dmbian Building, Muin street, below Ex
change Ilotcl.
Office In Columbian building, Third Boor.
Office in Drowcrs' Building, 2nd floor,
may 1-tf
A ttorney s-at-Law.
OlDca lu 1st National Bank building, Becond Door,
nrat dour to the left. Corner ot Mala and Market
streets Bloomsourg, Fa.
OrPenttom and Bounties Collected.
(aTOillce over Dcntlcr's slioe store,
llloomsburg, l'a. japr-.lU.Hu,
yy. H. BIIAWN.
CfttftWlBt El Pft.
O ace, corner ot Third and Malnstreets.
Conveyancer, Collector of Claims.
W Office In Dentler's building with F. P. BUI
meyer, altorney-at-law, front looms, nd floor
Bloomaburg, Pa. (apr--8. ,
Office and residence. West First street Blooms-
burg, Pa. novas sa ly.
JB. McKELVY, M. DBurgeon and Phy
.slclan, north side Main street.below Harm
B. J. 0. BUTTER,
Office, North Market street,
Bloomsburg, Pa
rR. WM. M. BEBEB Surgeon and,
jLr Physician. Office corner ot Knck. and Market'
Large and convenient sample rooms. Bath room,
hot and cold water; ana all modern conveniences:
BimxsiNTB ini roLLowixa
North American ot Philadelphia.
Prankun, " "
Pennsylvania, " "
York, ot Pennsylvania,
Hanover, or N. Y.
Queens, ot London.
North British, ot London.
Office on Market street, No. s, llloomsburg.
oct. (4. l-
These uLD coaroaATiONB are well seasoned by
age and kirk txbtid and have never yet had a
loss bettlod by any court ol law. Their assets are
au Invested In boud saccainis are liable to the
hazard ol fiki only.
Losses ruoMFTLT and noNzsixr adjusted and
paid as soon as determined by christian r.
KHArr, bfecial Aoxnt ahd Adjostie Bloohsbcbo,
The people ot Columbia county should patron
ize the agency where losses it auy are settled and
pall by one ot ther own citizens.
JO AGENCY. Moyer's new building, Mala street,
filbomsburg, Pa. A(jset8
.Etna Insurance Co., ot Ilarttord, conn
Royal ot Liverpool 'S-SKS
Lancashire...... 10,000,000
Plro Association, PhUadelphla -l6MiS
Phoenix, ot London ?SSfr5S
London t Lancashire, ol England '"S'.T5
Ilarttord ot Ilarttord 3,273,usp
sprtngfleld Sire and Marine SLa,ot
As the agencies are direct, policies are written
or the Insured without delay In the office at
Bloomaburg, Oct. 8, '81-
11. HOUSE,
Bloomsbubo, Columbia Countt, Pa
AUstyles ot work done In a superior manner, work
warranted as represented. Tistu Kxtsaot
iv without PAm by the use ot Has, and
tree ol charge w hen artlflclal teeth
are Inserted.
Office in Barton's building, Main street,
below, Market, tlvo doors below Kleim'a
drug store, flrst floor.
Jo be open at all hourl during the da
Philadelphia, Pa.
N. E. Corner Second and Arch fits.
WOnlors will receive prompt attention.
Benton Hotel,
This well-known hotel has been re-opened and
many Improvements made lor (he accommodation
ot the traveling public The bar and table are
supplied with the beta the market allords. A largo
and commodious stable Is connected with the
noiei. 'icnna always reasonaDie.
simay$7j LEMUEL UKAKE, Proprietor,
manufactruera n( the celebrated Kevstono Dvna-
mltx. This ex plosive la giving universal satlsfac-
tlnn. niintallAn. hcavmll. irlvAn 11 Vllllirflm
ilAQufactarere or
Flnt-cUM work always oa band.
Pric redct4U) wit tkt Hon;
J S BimHBENDED,Frr!ton.
STATIONS, j,,,,,
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eWJ::;-"r:T8 n SS ?s
SSF:: jS 118 18
KSSHK!-f:.v..-.v IE" is? !a
kintnr"uu"'uu 2 22 2 II 22 w
r1"?'011 8 8.1 4 01 1 0.1 m
Lackawanna 8 40 j n J,
i!?ii. '-2 1". ! S5
sck'nton -.;::.::.: 9 m fa ,33 in
I'M r n ra am
1 U 1 r n xt . ..
SCRANTOH 0 10 9 DO 2 03 6 20
nollevue. sis 9 (,5 Si
Taylorviuc 0 so 10 no a ii n
uwxawanna G Si 10 OS 2 si 0 87
1 Itlston 0 36 10 H 2 S8 C 41
Wyoming 017 )0 S7 239 n M
Maltliy 0 ti 1030 .. in
Jjpnclt C 65 10 31 2 47 7 H3
Kingston 6 68 10 3 2 so 7 07
Plymouth 7 10 10 47 2 09 7 18
Avondalo 7 11 m m a ni ?
nanucoKo ... 7 19 10 to 3 us 7 S5
Ilunlock's 7 2H 11 02 8 19 7 4.1
SMckahiuny 7 47 11 la a 29 7 s
jiicKii Kerry. 7 11 112 3 89 a 07
Reach Haven, 8 01 11 ss 345 8 13
ICrwick 8 07 11 87 3 81 8 20
luiurureeK s 13 3 B7 8 27
VVlilow drove R 1A It A3 AM a O,
Lime Ridge. 8 20 11 62 4 03 8 3 J
J.spy.. , 8 28 11 19 4 12 8 41
llloomsburg 8 82 12 OB 4 18 8 47
Runert s S7 ,q in a 91
Catawlssa 8 '2 12 IS 4 23 8 67
Danville 8 67 12 30 4 48 9 15
Chulasky 9 03 4 64 0 23
Cameron 9 07 la 40 5 00 9 28
NORIIICMDIRLAKD........ 9 22 12 6 111 9 4J
AM r SI I- M M
Connections at Rupert with Phllndelphti
Heading Railroad for Tamancnd, Tamaqua, Will
lamsport, Hunbury. I'otlsvtile, uc. At Northum
berland with P. E. Dlv. P. R. It. tor llarrltburg,
Lock Haven, Emporium, Warren, corry and Erie.
W. P. HALSTEAD, Gen. Man..
fccranton,' pa
Pennsylvania Railroad.
Philadelphia & Erie R. R. Divis
ion, and Northern Central
In effect May 29. 1887. Trains leave Sunbury.
9.40 a. m.. Sea snore Kxnresa (daily extent
Sunday), for Harrlsburgandlntermedlatestatlons,
arriving at Philadelphia 3.15 p. m. ; New York,
5.20 p. m. : Baltimore. 3.10 n. m. : Washlnirton.
3.50 p. m., connecting at Philadelphia for all sea
Shore points. Through passenger coach to
1.43 p. m. Day express
dallr excent Snndart.for Uarrlsbunr and tntermn-
dlate stations, arriving at Philadelphia
8.50 p. m. ; New York, 9.S5 p. m. ; Baltimore
6.45 p. m. ; Washington, 7.45 p. m. Parlor car
through to Philadelphia and passenger coaches
through to Philadelphia and Baltimore.
7,45 p. m. Renovo Accommodation (daily
for Harrlsburg and all Intermediate stations, arriv
ing at Philadelphia 4.25 a. m. ; New York 7.10 a. m.
Baltimore, 4.65 v m. ; Washington e.os a. m. ;
Sleeping car accommodations can be secured at
Harrlsburg for Philadelphia and New York, on Sun
days a through sleeping car wUl be run; on this
train fromWluiamsp'tto Philadelphia. Philadelphia
passengers can remain In sleeper undisturbed untt
7 a.m.
2.60 a. m. Erlo Mall (dally except Monday,
tor Harrlsburg and Intermediate stations,
anMng at Philadelphia 8.25 a.m. New York,
ll.Su m. ; Baltimore 8.15 a. m. ; Washington, 9.30
a.m. Through Pullman sleeping cars are run on
this train to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washing
ton, and through passenger coaches to Philadel
phia and Baltimore.
B.ioa. m. Erie Mall (dally exceDt Sunday), fo
Erie and all Intermediate stations and Canandal
f'ua ard Intermediate stations, Rochester, Buna
o and Niagara Falls, with through Pullman Pal
ace cars and passenger coaches to Erie and Roch
ester. 9.53 news Express (aany except eunaayj ror
tock Haven and intermediate stations.
12.52 p. m. Niagara Express (aaiiy except sun
i vwor Kane ana Intermediate stations and can-
i' ualgua and principal Intermediate stations,
If Chester, Buffalo and Niagara Falls with
through passenger coaches to Kane and Rochester
and Parlor carlo Wllilamsport.
6.30 p. m. fast une (.aauyiexcept sunaayiror iie
novn and Intermediate stations, and Elmtra. Wat-
kins and Intermediate stations, vi 1th through pas
senger coaches to Renovo and Wulklns.
9.20 a. m Sunday mall for Renovo and Interme
diate statlon-
sundar mall leaves Philadelphia 4.30 a. m
rittrrlsbunr 7.40 arrlvlmr at Sunburr 9.20 a. m. with
through sleeplngcar from Philadelphia to Wll
ilamsport, news Express leaves rmi&ueipuiti .au it. m.
Harrlsburc. 8.10 a. m. dally excent Sunday
arriving at Sunbury 9.53. a. m.
Niagara Express leaves
Philadelnhla. 7.40 a. m. .- Baltimore 7.30 a, m. (dally
except Sunday arriving at sunbury, 12.52 p. m.,
with through Parlor car from Philadelphia
and through passenger coaches from PhUadel
phla and Baltimore.
Fast Line leaves New York 9.00 a. m. ; rhlladel
pbla,ll.50 a. m. ; Washington, 9.60 a. m. ; Balti
more. 10.45 a. m (dally except Sunday) arriving at
sunbury, 5.811 p.m., with through passenger
coaches from Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Erie Man leaves rtew iur& o.wu. ra. ; ruuuuui
phla, 11.25 p. m. ; Washington, laoo p. m. s Balti
more, 11.2U p. m., (dally except.Saturday) arriving
at sunoury D.10 a. in., wilu luruugu ruumim
sleeping cars from Philadelphia, Washington and
Baltlmoro and through passenger coaches from
HAIl.lCllAll Al rll'lii Ann wen
111'ANIIII Ittll.WAY.
(Dally except sunuay.)
wiikeabarre Mall leaves sunbury 9.65 a. m.
arriving at Bloom Ferry 10.48 a. m., Wtlkes-barre
l:".Prm;.. ......
Wilkes-uarro aucum. nuuuurjr tu, ui-
rlvlng atBloora Ferry 3:51; Wllkes-Barrc, B.OO p m.
Express East leaves sunbury 6.35 p. m., arriving
at Bloom Ferry 6.26 p.m., Wllkes-bnrre 7.55 p. m
Hnnbunr Mall leaves V1 lkesbarrelO.25 a. m. arrlv.
Ing at llloom Ferry 1 1.54 a. m., Hunbury 12.45 p. m
Express weal icavea n iiaca-uaiiv.u v. .., ni
riving at. Bloom Ferry 4.19 0. m., sunbury Mttp.m
Catawlssa accom. leaves Ncsconeck 5:05 p m, ar
riving at Bloom Ferry 5:30 p mi bunbury, 8:25 p m.
Rnndav mall leaves Sunbury 9.25 a. m.. arriving
at Bloom Ferry 10:16 a. m., Wllkes-Barre 11:15 a.m.
Sunday accommoaatiou leaven niiiLva-uuitv o.iu
p. m., arriving at moom rerry, p. m., ounuary,
f:30 p. m.
cuas. e. puan, J. R. wood,
Gen-Manager. uea. raaaeuKer atipui
BLQOiiisn mm mill
Thn nnileratpnod hnvlnL- nut hlB Planing Ml
on Railroad Strcot, la nrst-ciass condition, la P'o
pared to do allkinosot worKinnunne,
. . - .i.i...t.M .11 lniMh.,n,ut
Is well seasoned and none out skilled workmen
are empioyeu.
i-v. . . annllnallnn TMfttl And BIWClflCH
ons prepared by an experienced draughtsman
Iiloonistmrtf, !
namo on a paokago of COFFEE la a
guarantee of ezoellence.
COFFEE Is kept In all first-class
stores from the Atlantio to the Paoifio.
is never good when exposed to tha air.
Always buy thiabrandinhermetloally
iwTVn T.Afltm fnr nnp "PhII nnil
mr jii.i..'. Mt....w .... ..........
ya . n. . n, nlnaQanf.
woik at their own homes. IllojJper daycanbo
....,... u.nrlr uentlir mall nV distance.
PartcuUra tree. No canvaaslng. Address at once,
CRESCENT ART CO., 147 Milk St, BoaWn. Mass,
. ill'
'I hrwo beon ("iiiTering for
over two years with Dyepef)
sift. For tho last year I
could nottnko n drink of cold
water nor oat any meat with
out vomiting it up. My life
wns n misery. I had had ru
commended Simmons Liver
Regulator, of A'hieli I am
now taking tho second bottle,
and tho fact is that words
cannot expiets the rcliif I
feel. My appetite is very
good, and I digest cvtry thing
thoroughly. I sleep wtill now,
and I ustd to bo very rcstltw.
I inn fleshing up fast; good
strong food and Simmons
Liver Iiep.uliitor havo dot c it
all. I write this in hopes of
benefiting sorao onn who hat
suffer! d "as I did, nnd would
toko oath to tluso utalemuiits
if desired."
E S. Bai.i.ou, Syracuse, Neb.
It gives a brilliant light.
It will not srnoko ihecnlmncys.
It win not char the wick.
It has a high nro test.
It m not explcxlo.
It Is pre-omineutly a family safety oil.
With any other Illuminating oil made.
We Stake Our Reputation,
As rellners, upon tho statement that It Is
Ask your dealer for
Trade for Bloomaburg and Vicinity Supplied by
Bloomsburg, Pa.
Gents' Furnishing Goods, Eats & Caps
Suits made to order at short notice
and, a fitalwas guaranteed or 110 sale.
Call and examine tho largest and best
selected stock of goodo over shown in
Columbia county.
Store next door to First National Bank,
Bloomsburg; Pa.
Washington,!). O
send for circular
and Insist upon no other being substituted for It,
N. B Genuine only with fac-simile of
Baron Lieoig s Signature In blue
across each Label.
Sold by ttorekeepers, grocers and druggists ev
erywhere, eepaodit.
"By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws
which govern the operations of digestion and nu
trition, and by a careful application of tho line
nronertlen of well.fielectod cocoi. Mr. Knna has
provided our breakfast tables with a delicately
llavort'd beverage v inch may save us many doc
tors' bills. It is by the Judicious use of such arti
cles of diet that a constitution may be gradually
bunt up until strong enough to resist every ten
dency 10 disease. Hundreds of subtlo maladies
are floating around us ready to attack wherever
there is a weak point. We may escape many a
fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with
iuro oiooa nna a propeny nouusneu iramo." vtp
I jwrrfew Gazette. Made slmnlv with bolllnc water
or milk, sold only In half-pound tins, oy grocers.
laociiea tuus: j amks trra w,
(30) llomccopatlilo Chemists, London, England.
matchless remedy for consumption In every
stage of the disease. For coughs, weak
lung., inroai nww, tuss ui ucbu uuu ap
petite, and all forms of general deblUly It Is an
unequaled specino remedy, fflie sure and get
WINCHESTER'S Preparation. II and f3 perbottle.
Sold by druggists. WINCHESTER 4; CO. 162
William btreet, New York, sep3od4U
ORK FOR ALL . Dlovment dv'n
to energetio men and women everywhere.
ttOaweek and all expenses nald. Sam
Slcs wort IU3 and full particulars tree. Address P.
. VICKISRY, Augusta, Me. Don't miss this
chance. Write to-day, octlldu.
Hatotou Oouffh, rtronrhlU. Athm, IndltfMticmt U
buoui-tHl lutaxjui tn trajtonM.a aiia utliti lrt remedy
for fcU ftSectloui vt the throat wid lunir, ul dLtvMiM
M-Ulnif frornimtiura blood mil eihAUMiutu Tlie fft-ti
and kick, truin'lhiK 4'Jnt dioeuu, mid nlowlr drilling
to the grire, will la mjijr ctutv reuot tr their nealth bf
the tliuwlr ue of I'uktsr'i 01nr Tonic, but dttLttjr is dv
Brout. T&ke It la time. It fa InvalunLle fur J pinj
lad dlKorder. ot iWrnacU and bo eU. 60o at irutfbtA
OCtlW4t. -
Miauici j Kiit i tallica iwu jrjci. VLLl'itL
week uil )uubavetht dneiVpoIuhuditofe in tht
wuku. rur ate vj u uimrit iui4 oiotv ieitr.
Eansas Imsl k Banking Company.
fitfwATfin iN'tuus. . President.
ODers guaranteed Farm Bonds ot Eastern Kan,
aaa. hemi annual couihjub pajuuirai un vuavuaui
National llank, New York.
Eastern onlec: 1 07 Bboadwav, Nbw Y oar.
R. M. MAHtiT, Oen'l M'g'r. bend for Pamphlet,
TOTjT-.ATIR pays for
170) CttilDBt ft, rbibdelpbia.
Positions for Oraduatea.
Time required U to 4 moi.
The lieu Equipped, lleit
Course of Btudy. Ilest Er
crytulng, Writ, fur UrcuUi
Stalwart mowers, brown and lltho,
Over summer meads abloom,
Wielding fast the whlnperlng scythe, "
Where Is all the old perfume!
Breathes It yet In tender gloom,
Soft through hades' twilight alrt
Where hath summertlde her tombt
Hurt, tbs scythe says, where, ah wheret
Oomes the long Wade gleaming cold
Where the garden ground Is spread
Rays of pearl on crowns of gold,
Dainty daisies, whits and red I
Dames that o'er them once would tread,
Damsels blithe and debonair,
.Where Is all your sweetness fled I
Hurt, tho scytho says, where, ah wherel
Time I who tak'st and glv'st agsln
All things bitter, sonio things sweet,
Must we follow, all in vain
Follow still thoso phantom feetr
Is thero not some grown street,
Some old, yew-begirt parterre,
Where our dreams and we may meet!
Hush, tho scytho says, where, ah wherel
Longman's Magazine.
llnrrlfjlnpr Conlnem With Which He Gnve
tho Detntl of tho Ilentli of Ills Foes.
I cuppose n soldier In battle but rarely
knows tlint ho lins actually shot a man,
but one of. theso olil Indian fighters sits
ilown ntter illnner, over n pipe, and re
lates to you with quite liorrffyliiK coolness
every detail of the death which his riDo
and his sureties dealt to an Indlnnj and
when this one, stroking meanwhllo tho
head of a little boy, who wns standing at
his knees, described to mo how ho lay on
the grass and took aim at a tall chief, who
was, in tho moonlight, trying to steal a
bout from n party of gold seekers, and
how. at tho crack of his riflo, tho Indian
fell his wholo length in tho boat rind never
stirred again, I confess I was dumb with
nmazement. The tragedy hod not oven
tho dignity of nn event in a man's life,
lie shot Indians as ho ate his dinner,
plainly as a mere mntjer of course; nor
was he a bruto, butn kindly, honest, good
fellow, not In the least bloodthirsty.
One of these very Indian flghtors it
now sitting before mo. I have been ac
quainted with him for years, and I know
him to bo a good, kind hearted man, nnd
the Idol of tho liltlo curly heads who
cluster nt his knees. Ho does not look at
nil ns I imagined a murderer would look;
ho is dignified as well as good hearted in
fact,, mere is nothing different in his np
pearance and manner from thoso of any
other well meaning citizen. And yet ho
has Just been telling me, with a slight,
satisfied smile playing over his lips as he
spoke, how ho onco hanged an Indian and
ugain how ho cut the throat of another.
I am ot at all nfrald of him, though I
must acknowledge that he makes mo
shudder; but as we think over tho matter.
I wonder all the same and yet in tho
sonth, and nil over the sea, I havo looked
upon some strange, sad scenes, In which
blood was not wanttng. Am I disgusted
when ho tells mo how he once cut a steak:
with his bowio knife out of an old Indian?
Yes but there he stands before me, and
I must say that he does not at all look
like a butcher. A. O. Tassin ln'Overland
Smoking Under Water.
"Do you know how that trick of smok
ing under water is done?" asked a show
man the other day. "You'll see it tried
in tho swimmlugjtanks. It looks strange,
I admit, to Pee a man go under water
with a lighted cigar in his mouth, smoke
calmly at tho bottom, and come to the
surface with tho cigar burning ns nicely
as if he were smoking in his easy chair.
It is a trick, but it requires practice. I
used to be quite proficient at It. Jnst as
I threw myself backward to go down, I
would Hip tho cigar end for end with my
tongue and upper lip and get the lighted
end in my mouth, closing my lips water
tight around it. A little slippery elm
Julco gargled before going in prevents
nny accidental burning ot tho mouth.
Going slowly down backward, 1 would
lio nt full length on the bottom of the
tank and blow smoke through tho cut end
of tho cigar. Just as I reached tho sur
fuco again another flip reversed the cigar,
and tbero I was smoking calmly. Tho re
versing is done so quickly that nobody no
tices it.' Philadelphia Call.
iauvi vmiiiv. vauu uuaiKuna, vivup. yvaniniw,
DtoucIaIIU, tVhoCTintf Coush, Incipient Coasump. I
tnennnf in oJtoti'"o-1 ttases of fl
the disc ma. Frk-a ju cts. On. I
ttoru .lite Ocniloo Lr, t1uir$i
j-m rnrri. ertil bnan onr I
A liuil' Head fit a C Ircle,a1lc4-1
"The Orentcst Cure on Earth for Pain,"
Will relieve mora quietly than any
other known remedy. Rheumatism,
Neuralgia, Swellings, Bruises, Burns,
Scalds, Cuts, Lumbago, Sores, Frost
bites. Backache, Wounds, Headache,
Toothache, Sprains, &c. Sold by nil
Druggists. Price 25 Ccnt3 a Bottle.
And Hypophosphites of Lime & Soda
Almost as Palatabloas Milk.
The only preparation of COD LITER OIL that
can be taken readily and tolerated for a long time
bj delicate stomachs.
WtTUAk, aii all WasIIMI llliOllllt.lLS Ol
rilll.lllil.N It la manclloM in ll. rc8olli.
Iacnbcd aud endonud by the beat I'hyaldani
In the countries of the world.
Suitable for
Cemetery Lots
" and
Public Grounds
The following shows the Picket Gothic, one ot
the several beautiful styles ot Fence manufactured
f 'he undersigned.
5 . v, ..!4frisa
: -iMmm
For Beauty and DurablUty they are unsurpaea
ed. bet up Dy expeneuoLHi nanus ana warranted
to give satisfaction.
IViccs anrt speoimens of other tie
8ij!i8 Ht'iit to any address.
s. at. wm&
rniTiMfniTi r rrin nwuim-iMDci, tin ino
I 4Ecti5Ss' d, A. V. Meyer df Co., Solo H
iTop'a. Wtlmow. Mil, U. B. A. ffl
A Itofuge from the Artificial tlfe at tha
French Capltal-A Homelike Heal at a
Hotel Principal limine.. Street A
Koyall.t'l Opinion or the City
Nantes takes a certain character from
the sen, from the" fishermen and from all
the queer types of humanity who dwell
along tho coast of this department and of
Jlorblhan well on up toward Brest, The
costumes of these people nro of the most
eccentric description, so much so that it la
Raid that nowhere else in France can thero
bo seen such a variety. Some are strik
ingly picturesque There Is tho peasant
woman, forinstanco, whose business it is
to cultivate early potatoes in tho sand
near Noirmouticr and bring them to mar
ket. She wears n skirt coming Just below
tho knees, a small cap, some sort of apron,
checked or otherwlso, and has the
foot, ankle nnd calf entirely exposed, or
shoes or sabota neatly polished and stock
ings closely fitting and often of intricate
pattern. The shoes and hosiery are their
special weakness, and it is not rare to see
among them a well mndo foot and ankle.
The entire costume Is commonly In sober
colors and neatly kept. On tho contrary,
you seo littlo girls with long Bkirts com
ing to the soles of the shoe, who look as if
they had just stepped from ono of Van
dyke's portraits.
As n specimen of thd male costume ot
Morbthnn, we havo tho low crowned,
round topped hat of velvet, or of straw or
felt bound with velvet, very jaunty, or,
as the French would say, chic. The
Jacket is something like the voluminous
exterior garment of our ancestors ef the
Seventeenth century, but n jacket all tho
same, and gay with rows of buttons so
thickly set that they overlap one an
other. The collar of the shirt fs as brood
ns a ship's mainsail. It is open In front
and rises stiffly up behind the head, serv
ing as a background to a face that fs the
picture of innocence ad as quaint as the
costume itself.
It is a pleasant relief to get nway from
tho highly artificial llfo and the highly ar
tlflclal articles of food and drink at Parts
even to a stupid and not over cleanly place
like Nantes. Tho country offers Its treas
ures moro generously than the city. It fs
pleasant to know that the wines, if they
nro not Clos Vougeot, Poniard, Chateau
Lcflte or Chateau Yquen, nro at least all
they pretend to be; that you are near the
place where people produce their own but
ter and lay their own eggs; whera they
even put the butter on the table and sell
their milk at four cents a quart from tho
wagons fn the street and at tho comer
groceries. It is really with a homelike
feeling that you sit down to breakfast or
dinner in a hotel fn a town fn Anjou, or
at tho hotel at Nantes on which I be
stowed "my hnmblo patronage. Tho still
ness that pervades the dining room fs sol
emn. You hear two or th: ee flies buzzing
behind the lace curtains that drape the
windows. You look up to the celling not
painted by Stlchael Angelo, but by some
unlmraortallzed local fresco painter, fn
fmlUtion of the sky. You don't remem
ber ever to havo Been exactly such Bhades
of blue fn the firmament before. But no
matter. Tho chandeliers are attached to
the ceiling with blue ribbons painted flat
thereon, tho ends drawn out sideways and
held In tho beaks of doves, the species
and the school of art being alike unfa
miliar. Into the room steal furtively from time
to time representatives of the Nantals
bourgeois solid, solemn, funereal who
tranquilly partake of the several courses
and then steal away as stealthily as they
entered. Perhaps thero enters a whole
Breton family father, mother, sons,
daughters and bonne all of whom moke
the sign of the eross before taking their
places. Their dress Is quiet and-their
manners almost as reverential as if they
were in church. The repast is served by
the mature garcons one gray lialrod
whom you seem faintly to recollect as
having seen fn the opera of "The Uugue
nots." Thefr duty fs performed decorously
and entirely in keeping with tho sur
roundings. There is none of bewardago
bo often seen at French tables. Tho
cuisine is rather remarkablo for Its pro
fusion than Its line quality, thus reversing
tho Parisian rule. Some dishes are even
left on the table where persons can help
themselves. Nothing could be more
un-Parlsian. The butter is of a char
acter1 to attract attention. There ore
perhapR twenty persons at table (com
paratively few persons como to Nantes)
nnd thero are four rolls of golden
butter distributed along the table,
each weighing at least a pound, and, like
everything else offered you, ttfs "a discre
tion." Then you drink, if you aro dis
posed, a whole bottle of white or red wino.
Tho hotel is, I believe, tho best In Nantes,
and your breakfast and dinner cost you
together only five francs a day, whtle a
good room costs only three francs more.
In coming from Cholet to Nantes I mode
the acquaintance of a young lawyer of
Poitiers, n royalfst by birth and political
preference and ur most charming and in
telligent traveling companion. 1 lo said to
me, "Nantes is a vlllo do luxe." As I
havo already remarked, this is not inti
mated to tho stranuer. Thero Is nothing
in tho houses or shSps that would indicate
it. Then as I met him in the evening he
conducted mo through what he said was
the principal business street tho only
business street in fact a thoroughfare
narrow and crooked like tho rest, half a
mile in length nnd having on either side
commonplace shops, badly lighted and
with poor displays of goods in tho win
dows. Thero were no currlugcs, but it
was filled with a crowd of promcnuders
walking purposely to and fro nnd look
ing listlessly Into tho uninteresting
windows, as I havo seen them in
tho smaller towns of Italy or else
where in Kurope. Thero was nowhere
else to go, theatres being closed and sum
mer amusements conspicuous by their
absence, The ricii were at tho watering
places; tho poor were nmusing themselves
in low drinking houses, such as are seen
lu the pictures of Tcmers and Steen, of
types that oro uulversal and have been for
800 years,
There are, howover, at Nantes things
that ore solid, substantial nnd elegant in
the way of art and architecture. Tho
cathedrul and other churches aro among
the flui'bt In Franco, and there are statues
of kings and other celebrities in them, or
here nnd thero in avenues and streets
about the city. There is a library of 100,
000 volumes, nnd the museum of point
ings nnd statuary, the In Franco
outside of Paris and Versailles. It is well
worth n visit. I went to tho castle, which
Is not so massive and interesting as that
at Angers, and better preserved, and from
tho top of the dungeon tower tho conciergo
pointed out to mo that great place of tho
famous noyodes, one ot the most infamous
romlnlscences of tho revolution. Albert
ButlitTe in Sau Francisco Chronicle,
A Perfect Mortar.
A new building material called stone
brick, harder than the hardest clay brick,
fs tnado from simple mortar, but a scien
tifically made and perfect mortar; fn fact,
a hydraulic cement, nnd the grinding to
gether ot lime and sand In a dry state
including, also, some alumina, which is
usually present in sand and tho subse
quent heating by steam, give the mixture
tho properties of tho burned hydraulic ce
ments ut present In use. Public Opinion.
The lllevator Not Dangeroua.
"It is safer to ride than to climb," said
one of the leading builders ot elevators in
Now York the other day, "Wo earry
over 800,000 passengers on our elevators
in thfs city every day, and you cau Judge
for yourself what per cent, of them are
tilled as compared with the number that
aro hurt falling down stairs," Chicago
Never Dined llefore.
Bald an F.ngllsh woman ot rank to an
American indyi "Was Buffalo Bill In
vited to dine out much when he was in
New York!" "He never dined in his Iff e
till ho camo to london," was the reply,
"when ho whs at home 'ho hod something
to eat' at 1? o'clock,1' Detroit Free Press.
Inventive Oenlui In Streaks.
Ono of tho leading authors of the pres
ent day has remarked that "genius comes
lnBhoals." Thero Is a depth of truth la
tho remark, says a contemporary, which
must at once be patent to all who ore fa
miliar with tho history of our country, and
in no field of lnqufry does the fact stond
out bo prominently as in the great out
break of tnventtve genius by which our
country is distinguished. The Elizabethan
age was chorocterized by a shoal of dra
matists, next we have a shoal of essayists
with the amiable Addison at, their head,
and down through the years until what
Carlylo has called "the mechanical age"
Bet in. Tho birthday of the manufactur
ing supremacy of England was undoubt
edly the 6th ot January, 1709, when
James Watt announced his patent "for a
method, of lessening tho consumption of
steam nnd fuel fn Are engines." This
was tho source and sustaining power of
mechanical energy whoso action quickly
changed tho face of the world.
Tim Invenllvn tnlnria fnlld t d,t
and before half a century elapsed Englani
appliances. Sinco tho commencement of
the "mechanical age" tho aspect of tho
country has been changed. In districts,
like tho "Black Country," whero nothing
formerly appeared but rural scenery, great
manufacturing establishments have been
erected, towns raised, and the roar of fur
naces, tho noise of machinery, the buzz of
reels, and ceaseless activity now diversify
tho sceno whero nothing was formerly
heard but the purling steam or tho howl
ing of the tempest. Not only do the
inventlvo minds come in shoals,
but Bhoals of inventors who con
centrate their united energy on some
special branch of mechanics or science nro
every now and then springing up, nnd in
vention follows invention with surprising
rapidity. These inventions nro always
Bhlftlng; at one time thero Is a run for im
proved furnaces, ot onothcr improved
modes of constructing ships; then comes a
change to machinery, or Bomo matter of
great public interest, liko tho rivalry in
the improving of the different systems of
electric lighting. Not only do inventions
shift from one branch of science nnd me
chanics to another, but at times o lull
cornea over one country and a great out
break of inventive genius breaks out in.
another country. Scientific American.
Newaboya and llootblacks.
My extensive dealings with both newB-
boys and bootblacks hove convinced moi
that there fs no honester class than.they.
The other day I gave a newsboy fifty cents!
to change, aud he went from placo to place
until ho was out of sight, but seemingly'
could not get the change. In o little whllot
he came panting up the street with thei
change and said he was sorry to keep me,
waiting. Tho fellow with the swell boot-i
blacking establishment borrowed my knlf e'
to scrape tho real estate off my shoes, andn
I went away nnd forgot ft. He banded ft
over next day without a murmur. Some
times thd boys haven't chango and Borneo
times I haven't, but wo repose a mutual,
confidence in each other and never get.
There fs a lame newsboy from whom i;
generally buy my evening papers. Ho
seems to have an, implicit trust in my hon
esty that I have always admired and won
dered at, for matter myself I know my
self much better than he does. Ho Is,
gruff, but exceedingly honest. Ono time
I bought the two papers from him nnd,
gave him flvo cents. He did not have tho;
ono cent change. lie said he would pay
it next day. I thought at tho timo he
wouldn't, but I said nothing. Next day C
left for Europe. I was gone eight months,
and constant association with the moa
archs of that variegated continent gradu
ally obliterated that ono cent from my
tnind. The day after I got back I was.
Bitting in my ofllce when he hobbled In,,
and fn the calmest manner, as ff It were n
mere trifle, laid down the coin on my desk',
and eaid, "Here's your cent," Luke.
Sharp in Detroit Free Press.
The Frenchman's Ilyperaenaltlveness.
The extreme sensitiveness of .the French,
character was amusingly fllustrated as I,
recollect some years ago in the Pfraaus oC
Athens, where a vast number of ships oC
war of all nationalities wore assembled,
awaiting events after the flight of King:
Otho and tho coming of the present mon
arch, who was then Prince George of Den
mark. Amongst the Englfsh squadron,
was a line of battle ship named Con
queror, which had for a flgurohead a lion
trampling on a rooster. The ships wero
very close together fn the Pirnms, which
Is a small harbor, and it happened that
the Conqueror was moored next to tho
flagship of tho French admiral, and that
regularly every day that officer was per
force compelled to see the Conqueror fig
ure head right outside hfs stern galley.
The contemplation became so nnuoying to
him that ho actually wrote to the English
admiral, and requested that the objec
tlonablo figure head might be removed.
Of course, this could not very well bo
done; but in order to smootho matters tho
Conqueror was ordered away to the Isl
ands of the archipelago, and on her re
turn, some weeks later, was, much to
the disgust of her officers, mude to anchor
in Salamis bay, about six miles from the
city, so as to be out of the way of exhibit
ing her aggravating figure head to tho
hypersensitive Frenchmen. New York
lla.kct Work of the Indian..
The annual report of the National mu
seum for 1884 contains Bevernl Interesting
ethnological papers. Professor O. T. Ma
son gives n sketch of tho basketry oi
North American aborigines, which is
amply illustrated with drawings of speci.
mens and enlarged portions of the basket
work, in order to illustrate exactly the
manner of weavtng. Mason discusses the
methods in uso all along tho coast ol
western America from the Arctic ocean to
California, in tho interior, and among the
tribes of tho Atlantic coast, and distin
guishes t)irco types of basketry, which he
calls the twined, the coiled and the woven
ones. Tho flrst Is most frequently found
on the northwest coast. Colled basket
work is almost exclusively used by the
northern Tinne and by the Apache, while
many tribes apply all methods of manu
facture. A great difficulty in determining
tho area of characteristic forms is encoun
tered through the deficiency of tho meth.
ods of many collectors, and the frag
mentary state ot collections; many speci
mens which ore Beemlngly characteristic
of one tribe having in reality a for wider
distribution, while other characteristic
types are wanttng lu tho collections.
A Unique and Famoua Pearl.
No explanation ever has been, or ever
will be, forthcoming of the extraordinary
freak of nature in the formation of the
fiunnng rtpnrl Vnmrn no tltacn,itkan Mh.
, Originally discovered at ltoeburn, in
w..).n Alio., nltn t. .
ikbv... Muttuia, lb lUUaiSltt Ul UlUe
pearls adhering together in the form of a
Latin cross, seven in the shaft and two in
tho arms, one on each side of the shaft,
nearly opposite the second pearl from the
top. Tho pearls are slightly compressed,
like peas in a pod, and no traco of any
Artificial junction can bo observed. H
has been suggested that a fragment of
sea weed may havo got into tho shell and
formed the frame of the construction.
Tho pearls are of fine quality, though
slightly misshapen at parts, and tho value
of tho gem Is very high. Its character is
unlquo, and bo filled the owner an Irish,
man named Kelley with superstitious
awe that for a long time he was Induced
to hide it away and keep his possession of
it a secret. Boston Transcript.
Iletter than Doctor' Stan.
Tho doctors may all talk, and they may
blow and say they can cure thfs and cure
that, but when t comes to telling any.
thing about n man's stomach they're not
there. I have come to the conclusion that
tho less medicine a man puts Into his
stomach the better frr himself. Since I
have quit taking medicine I have been all
right. It I had kept on imttlug an apoth.
ecary shop under ra vcjt I might now be
out where tho birds are singing and the
leaves are rustling. The best medicine
for a man la a good, healthy meal. That's
whnt I am taking now It beats pills,
and It knocks teaspoon and tablespconfuls
of nauseating stuff higher than GUderoy's
kite. Globe-Democrat.
All the Noted Newipapem Conducted hj
Independent Writers Have lleen Abol-Uhed-Offlclat
Statlatlcs Why Ituasla I
Almoat Newipaperleaa Warnings.
A complete stagnation threatens the)
Russiun press. It is not because nowa
days there aro no able writers in Russia,
The trouble is that the present minfstcr of
the Interior, Count D. Tolstoi, has suc
ceeded in abolishing all the noted Journals
conducted by talented nnd Independent
writers. Tho list of the periodical publi
cations that have been suppressed during
tho last six years is far moro interesting
and valuoblo than oil the papers now liv
ing. Now there is no originality abont
Russian journals, no freshness and nono
of that domestic stirring interest which
in the dnys gone by used to so much at
tract attention In all ports of the great
Tho suspended Golos (Tho Voice) has
left fully 00,000 subscribers without any
paper to their taste, for nono of them dara
to defend the constitutional form of tho
government as Tho Golos did. In tho
Blxtfes, when the czar-liberator tried to
free tho press from the Iron grip of tho
censor, Nicholas Tchernyshevsky started
The Contemporary Review,, a monthly fn
which ho taught the Russian public for
tho flrst time to conscientiously criticise
tno government measures. It Is Impos
sible in this country even to imagine
what a whirlwind of pulfllo opinion ho
raised as by magic. But even the liber
ator could not long stand such freedom of
discussion, and Tchernyshevsky was sent
to Siberia for seven years and kept thero
for fifteen. But tho martyrology of the
Russian editors and writers fs too long to
bo given here.
The number of periodicals issued In
Russia amounts to a littlo over COO. As
tho population of the czar's empire is
105,000,000, it Is evident then that ft takes
175,000 Russian subjects to support ono
periodical, whereas in tho United States
every 4,000 souls support some publica
putting asido 200 periodicals published
In other than the Russian language, tha
400 Russian periodicals are classffled as
follows! Dally; 65; weekly, 85; monthly,
87; several times per week, 40) several
times per year, 133. Nearly one-half tho
Russian periodicals are published fn the
capftal of the empire, St, Petersburg, and
one-third in seven of the largest towns,
leaving for the rest of the great empire less
than 10Q periodicals. In the czar's country
there aro many towns of 10,000, 20,000.
or even 40,000 inhabitants which havo not
a periodical of any kind. The whole of
Siberia, with 4,000,000 of population, has
only two newspapers and bi-monthly of a
geographical society,
According to the official statjsttcs fur
nished by the post department last year
in Russia there passed through tho mall
about 77,C00,O0O copies ot Russian peri
odicals of all Borts, and 4,500,000 of for
eign periodicals were received in Russia.
Thus ft appears that there fs not for each
subject of tho czar during a year even a
single-copy of any periodical, Russian or
Why is the Russian press so fnsfgnffl
cant as to Its volume? Some say it Is bo
cause fufly 80 per cent, of the Russians
are illiterate. But if the educated and
schooled Russians would read newspopers
as freely as Americans do, then In Russia
there would be 5,000 periodicals Instead of
000. There aro other causes that make
the czar's country almost newspaperese.
Jn the flrst place, there fs no pofftical Ufa
At all, and the industrial life there Is
in ft ombryotlc state. Russians havo
not so much news to exchange as tho
people in other countries have. In tho
second place, the autocratic government
systematically and most strenuously op
poses tho growth of the press. Czars have
always beon aware that writers, even
though fn the clutches of censors and
under political supervision, are apt to
think for themselves, to orguo ond to
criticise. Thus they develop in them
selves and In their readers tho qualities
most decidedly objectionable in imperial
subjects. Every job printer in Russia
must procure a police certificate of good
character and furnish bonds, and every
publisher, besides these qualifications,
must maintain an imperial inspector at
his own establishment.
In Russia every editor of prominence
must pass a part of his life In priton. If
we ndd to that the fatal ministerial warn
ings, prohibition of inserting advertise
ments, heavy fines nnd suspension, wo
shall wonder not that there are so few
periodicals, but that among Russians
there are men and women ready to enter
the career of Journalist, which ranks in
danger next to that of conspirator. Mos
cow Letter.
A Uoaton Itoy'a Tops.
One top is named Stonewnll Jnckson,
because of an unconquerable tendency to
"rido nheod" of the rest. This namo
shows that "Barbara Freltchio" has stuck'
in the memory of nt least one small boy.
Another long legged top, which bus a de
cided preference for a stationary attitude
in spinning, and wears an aspect of pa
tient, smiling dignity, is named Gen.
Grant, because, its ownei said, it sug
gested to him Gen. Grant "sitting In his
window nnd smiling down on the children
going by to church" obviously nn Inci
dent of tho general's last illness which
had impressed the small boy's imagina
tion. There is a certain battered old top,
seamed with lashings and perforated with
hostile peg holes, which nevertheless lies
very closo to its owner's heart, and which
proudly bears the designation, always
quoted at its full length, of "Daniel Web
ster, the old war horse." One top has
the name of Pegasus, a title which tho
"Listener" fondly fancied showed n clas
sical tendency on the part of Tommy's
tastes until, upon inquiry, ho found that
It was borrowed from tho name of a
highly approved locomotive on tho Boston
and Lowell railroad. Boston Transcript
Napoleon on Society,
The English nppear to prefer the bottle
to the society of their ladies. This is illus
trated by dismissing tho ladles from tho
table and remaining for hours to drink
and Intoxicate themselves. If I were In
England I should certainly leavo tho tablo
wfth tho ladies. Were I an English
woman I should feel very dtscontented at
being turned out by the men to wait two
or three hours while they are drinking.
A Burled City.
That ono of the greatest of all of the
cities built by tho Buddhists In the east
should have lieen forgotten and lost fn
tho depths of a trackless forest for 1,000
years fs u fact that lays a powerful hold
on the imogination. Readers of Mr,
Ferguson and Sir Emerson Tenncnt have
heard something of tho architectural won
ders of Anuradhapura, the ancient "city
of granite," in thetslond of Ceylon, and
of the unparalleled immunity of its struc
tures and rich monumental remains from
the ravages of the spoiler ond tho religious
Since they wrote great progress has
been mado fn tho way of clearing the
jungle. Mr, Burrows, who has lately
visited tho city, gives In Macmlllan'i
Magazine a remarkable account of the
progress made in local archaeological re
searches slues this marvelous record oi
tho past was accidentally rediscovered.
Tho ruins at present disclosed are de
scribed as already extending for n dU'
tanco of at least four miles by two and a
half. Tho wonderful Cingaleso palace,
supposed to havo been built about the
commencement of tho Christian era, o
which Mr. Burrows gives an elaborate;
description, was discovered only last year.
Bo far the clearings nnd excavations are
FiateU to -yield results which entirely
agree with the most authentic account
cstant from an eve wftness of ancient
Anuiadb.apttrathe "hinew traveler, Fa
Hfau, who visited it in the early part of
tho Fifth century. Chicago Times,
Personal Habits ot JLco XIII nnd HI)
Lot for the Fine Arta.
Few person Whom fate has mined to so
high a rank lovo fecclilslon so much as tha
successor of Plus XI, Who wns never
averse to cheerful surrounding. Leo XII I
Is seldom seen in his reception rotes! still
more difficult is it to observe him in his
houso dress. The seclusion In which ho
dwells is easily accounted for flrst by
his naturally retiring ways and secondly
by the fact that his devotion tool! tho
affairs that claim his attention leaves lilm
absolutely no time for visitors. Mgr.
Delia Volpe, tho successor of Mnchl ns
maestro dl camera, must bear tho brunt of
tha general dissatisfaction engendered" by
the scarcity ot admission to a papal audi
ence, and yet he is iowerless to remedy
tho evil. Leo XIII, who sits constantly
before his enormous, artistically carved
writing desk, hidden behind n heap of
books, diplomatic letters and newspapers,
rarely allows himself to bo interrupted In
his work in order to listen to tho timid
petitions of his maestro dl camera, and
ontcnts himself with proving to him that
ho has no timo to lose.
Ho has not yet become convinced that a
general blessing will satisfy his visitors,
nnd therefore when ho grnnts nn audience
to twenty or thirty persons ho considers
himself obliged to take special interest in
each individual. Ho asks questions and
glvos advice, all ot which tries him very
much and robs hint of many n precious
hour. Therefore ho resists ns longns pos
Biblo without yielding to tho necessity of
appearing in tho reception hnli between
two noblo guards nnd nccotnpanlcd by tho
monslgnor partlclpantc, whoso ofllco is to
introduce thoso who have come to be pre
sented to tho holy father.
Another class of persons who, with tho
best of intentions, give tho pope much
trould nro the mcdlocro artists. Leo XIII
is n great admirer of tho lino arts. On ids
way to tho garden he often slops lu tho
hall of tho candelabri, in tho Vatican
museum, descends from ids chair nnd re
mains several minutes, surrounded by his
palfrenlerl, in gazing at the ceiling, which
is being painted nt his expense by Salty.
He inquires nbout tho progress of tho
painting, asks tlio.'o around him for their
opinion concerning the work, nnd repeat
edly orders very costly detatls to begin
anew, in order to raoko them more,
worthy of himself nnd tho apos
tolic pnlacc. But surrounded as
ho Is by masterpieces of art, how
many lncredlblo pictures, what alxortlvo
portraits must ho see, bless mid accept as
tokens ot veneration! Leo XIII Is hard
to plcaso in artistic matters; ho is rarely
Batlsflcd with his portraits, ond even Len-
bach could not Bitcceed in thoroughly
pleasing him. Berlin Boersen-Courler.
A l'rlnter'a Search for a Keyhole.
Another ono of thoso old timo typos lin
gered down town ono morning among
convivial spirits long after tho "Jig" was
up, nnd when ho finally got started west
wardit seems to mo that all tho printers
In town llvo on tho west side it was
broad daylight, ond tho cast bound cars
were crowded with people who hadn't tho
faintest idea of what It was to work all
night. Ho lived on Madison street, and
when he reached his homo ho tried for
several minutes to adjust hU key to tha
keyhole, but couldn't btrlke tho combina
tion. Every half minute a car loaded
with people passnd by ond everybody
laughed at hint Then a cunning idea
struck htm. Ho went calmly down in Ills
pocket, got a match, lighted it, held it up
to the keyhole, inserted tho key, unlocked
the door and Btalked dlgnlfledly In, whtle
nn irrepressible shout weift up from n car
that was passing. Daylight might bo
good enough for some, but ho needed n
little extra illumination. Ho was used to
artificial light. Chicago Moll.
Old Versus New Champagne.
Champagne Is not stored In tho London
dock vaults, bufon tho upper floors of Jho
dock warehouses. The Russians, who
used to rival tho United States in cham
pagno drinking, nro fast giving up that
wine and betaking themselves lo port.
Thero were not moro than 500,000 bottles
of champagne taken in Russia last year.
The English cannot understand the taste
of Americans for new champagne. Tho
Impression nppears to prevail in the
United States that champagne deterior
ates after it is three or four years old, and
it is said this impression, for reasons of
their own, has been fostered by tho trado
in that country. Tho English nnd French
laugh at this. They do not touch cham
pagne until it is nt least sevcu or eight
years old, ond a large dealer, who was
looking ot some of his stock lu tho ware
house, said he had champagne of tho vin
tage rf 1808, which was much Bought
afte'. St. Louis Republican.
Deaicii ut Helglan Coin..
ouie otthe small Belgian coins, which
n. perhaps, tho prettiest of all tho
modem examples, have a vigorous effect
given them, not by raising the effigy In
tho center much above tho general sur
face, but by surrounding ft wfth a sunk
space, from which It stands out bold and
round, although protected from wear by
the rim which carries tho inscription.
With the English or American coins, in
which n profile head or other figure swims
about in an ocean of background, such n
treatment would be Impractlcnblo; but
the Belgian designers fit their lion very
cleverly into his circular frame, without
cither crowding or awkward vacancies.
A disposition of tills sort would be tho
very ono which would occur to n trained
decorative artist, to whom tho jumbles
that now pass muster for colnngo designs
would be abominations; nnd o sculptor of
tho first rank might then be called in
with great advantage to complete tho
modeling. The Epoch.
Itegulated by the Government.
In many European countries govern
mental supervision regulates household
service. Servants In sorao places possess
conduct books, without which they can
not find situations. Tho mistresses note
tho girls' behavior in this book, which is
countersigned by tho police. Why could
not tho system suggest an American plan
of regulation? A supervising board ot do
mestlc service, composed of tho prominent
matrons of city or town, would bo a use
ful department of municipal government.
Its duties would bo tho supervision of In
telligent offices, and tho careful oversight
of tho unprotected girls, as well ns pre
vention of fruud against housekeepers,
and its good results cau bo predicted ns
ono answer to a difficult problem. Cos
Bell's Fondly Magazine,
Tho Ililelll;cn.-e or Illrilj.
Dr. Charles C. Abbott Bays that lu ex
perlmcntlng on tho intelligence of birds
when ho girdled branches on which birds
had built their uests, causing tho foliage
to shrivel, exposing their uests, although
they had laid their eggs they would aban
don them; but if tho neets already con
tnlncd young birds, notwithstanding the
exosuro, they would remain until the
young were able to fly. Ho placed a num
ber ot pieces of woolen yarn red, yellow,
purple, green and gray in color near a
tree in which a couple of Baltimore ori
oles were building a nest. Tho pieces of
yarn were nil exactly nlko except in color.
Thero was an equal number of each color,
and tho red and yellow wero purposely
placed ou tho top. Tho birds choso only
the gray pieces, putting in a few purple
and blue ones w hen tho nest was nearly
finished. Not a red, yellow or green
Btraud was used. Chicago Nows.
Aluminum Dental I'lutca.
The early use of aluminum was not
satisfactory, as tho metal was impure,
owing to the presence of iron, and it soou
succumbed to the fluids of the mouth.
This was more generally true of cast
plates, which wero not only mora difficult
to make, but were not as good. 1 lio
metal is not very easy to cast, as it does
not flow freely like other metals, and
the contraction is considerable, causing
cracked blocks. When mode from rolled
plate and pure metal, aluminum for wiper
cases has proved very satisfy u , ,'my'
hands, and not being very expi iB,ve is a
recommondatlon, as it fa a mtlM, and fs
thu better than rubber and less tn cost
than gold It is very light and Btroug,
perfectly tasteless and odorless, aud as
healthy to tho gums ns gold or platluu.
The teeth are best attached with rubber.
Quorgu,ILS'Ut in West, Dent. Journal.
To Prevent Colllalona.
Two German inventors nro credited
with having devised on nrrangement In
the shape of an automatfc electrio ularm
poll calculated to prevent tho collision of
lo trains on tho same trnck. More than
Hits, the invention enables a train in
nn.iiou to remain lu telegraphlo com
bo aiiicatfon with the station ot either end,
In about tho same way as do the l'liMiis
ind Edison telegraphs, Finally, the in
rention admits of tho trausmlwsion of ills
patches to passengers fn tho train, nnd
tnablcs tho roadmnster to ascertain at
my time whether the track is clear with
Jut being obliged to Inquire of tha neich
taring stations Chicago Herald.