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ANOTHER MAMMOTH CAVE.
All Ohio Cavern Tint Itlvali That or Ken
tucky In Wnndarrul Fratnrva.
A rival to tlio groat Mammoth cavo boa
at Inst boon (Uncovered. Henry Orieudlo,
living 011 Limestone Ridge, over the line
In Wyandot oounty, wns plowing, wlicn
ono of lils horses broke through the earth
Into a deep bole. It wns rescued fr6u.
Its ponltlon with groat difficulty. Upon
oxiunlng the spot Grlendlo found a large
hole leading perpendicularly down Into
the earth. IIo dropped In a stone, and
heard It rumble and rattle tn IU down
ward course till the sound died nway In
Sensational reports of this discovery
reached this city, and an exploring party
wo mode up and drove over to the ridge
to ascertain what was at the bottom 'of
the Btory and the hole. Tlio party con
sisted of half a dozen well known gentle
men, who were provided wIUi ropes,
lights, fireworks, etc., to make a th6r
ough exploration. Hnving llxed every
thing in readiness for the descent, the
Question arose as to who should first go
own. The men looked Into the dark
mysterious hole, mentally made a calcu
lation an to the probability of finding a
nest of rattlesnakes at tlio bottom, and
each ono was perfectly satisfied to let
several of the others go first.
Finally one of the party summoned up
sufficient courage and volunteered to
make the descent alone. Ac he was low
ered down, down, down, tho light Of hla
lantern could be seen growing fainter
and smaller until a tiny speck was visi
ble. After letting out tho rope about 100
feet a faint, mufllod whisper announced
that lie hod found solid bottom. The
reporter went down next, and finally tlio
whole party found itself at the bottom of
Tho hole descends through limestone
rock all the way down and varies In di
ameter from three to thirty feet. Tlio
bottom Is dry rock, and the place proved
to bo a capacious cavern. Tho-place
where tho landing was made was esti
mated to be sixty feet In width, and
while the celling at that point was low It
gradually rose like a dome to the height
of fully fifty feet. The floor was very,
uneven. Tlio party had not gono a quar
ter of a mile when they were suddenly
confronted by ayawning chasm, ten feet
In width and of an unknown depth.
Beyond this Impassable cleft they could
see tho roof glittering in the light of
Several Roman candlos wore fired into
tho space, but tho side walls could not be
seen, so that thero is no telling how far
tho cave extends in that direction. Tho
fireworks revealed numerous stalactites
and stalagmites of beautiful formation,
whose marble like whiteness glistened
and shone resplendent In the vari-colorcd
lights. Tlio roof sparkled with a frost
llko Incrustation, which reflected tho
light from a myriad of shining points as
though the wholo dome wero set in dia
monds. Retracing thclrsteps for somo distance,
the party found to the right a small opeu
Ing at the top of tho steep ascent, and,
entering it, wero obliged to crawl ou
hands and knees for a distance of per
haps ten yards. Then tho cavern sud
denly opened Into another mammoth
chamber, apparently much larger than
the first one, and possessing moroBtalac
tlto formations. At a great distance from
the entrance they camo upon a lako of
pure, cold water, as clear as. crystal and
of unfathomable depth. Holding the
light to tho water, a shining penny was
dropped in and its gradual descent
watched until It bad fallen apparently
fifty feet, when all trace of it was lost.
The water of the lake was perfectly
still and dead, there being no curront,
and no signs of fish ot animal life wero
visible. A few shells were picked up on
the shores of tho lake, and, being again
shut off from further advance, tho party
reiraceu tneir steps, uwnlntra were seen
In other directions, as though the cavern
extended its wings still further, but the
fear of losing their way and of the oil In
tho lanterns givingout prevented further
explorations at present. It is proposed
at somo time In the near futuro to mako
further examination .going provided with
boats, ladders, planks, etc., that the lakes
and chasms may not stop the way.
Findlay (0.) Cor. Pittsburg Dispatch.
,Hsr l'ortun Willed to Two Dog.
Tlio most extraordln ary will ever mado
was probated here yesterday. Mrs.
Mary Ann Schuub, an aged German
lady who lias lived in Nashvillo for tho
past sixty years, died at her homo In tho
northern suburbs of tho city, whore sho
has lived for nearly half a century. Sho
liad no kin In tho world of whom any
ono knows, and had surrounded herself
by a number of dogs and cats. She liad
accumulated a handsome property, val
ued at about $8,000, and this sho leaves
In trust for two of her favorite dogs.
The animals are of tho commonest
She provides that a sufficient sum shall
be reserved from her personalty to main
tain these dogs lu comfort as long as
they Hvo, and especially orders ono bed
and clothing for their occupanoy. A
youne lady whom she adopted U made
secondary beneficiary, upon the condi
tion that she will live In the house and
caro for the dogs for a period of eight
years. If at tho cud of this time her
task hag been dutifully performed sho
shall como into possession of tho entlro
property, Nashvillo (Tenn.) Cor. Den
A Wonderful rower.
Grand Reporter J. W. Jacobs, of the
Knights ot Honor of Indiana, is the pos
sessor of singular power. Dy some oc
cult process he can stop tho bleeding of
even dangerous wounds, and he lias fre
quently been called upon in cases where
physicians secmedxpowerless. All that
ho requires fs to know tho exact location
of the patient, and, though ho be several
miles distant, tho bleeding will cease.
Ho never accepts any pay, nor does ho
want notoriety. Mr. 'Jacobs says It is
not necessary that tho patient bolievo in
the healing power. Ho learned )t when
boy from his sister-in-law, but has never
taught it to any ono else. Indianapolis
Tl4 Sunlinn Farm,
Six miles from Petersburg, Vn., In
Princo George county, Is Mr. George W,
Oatliug's farm, where a remarkable phe
nomenon, which Is exciting widespread
Interest, la to bo seen. This phenomenon
Is the sinking of a portion of tho farm.
Tho sunken area lies within a prcsoent
shaped margin, and lta width at tho up
per end is from 600 to 600 feet Tfie sun
ken territory contains, six or moro acres.
Tlio declivity begins at a point about 800
feet In a straight lino from Mr. Gitllng's
dwelling. The land has sunk from forty
to sixty feet, and July 25 it aank four
more feet The tops of trees which stood
on tho level with others are now stand'
Ing Intact and como a few feet only above
tho lovel of tho bluff whero tho ninklng
uu iw.urreu, 1 ne sun Ken area ts seamed
with fissures of varying lengths and
depths. Tho most noteworthy feature
of tho phenomenon Is tho formation of a
bar in tho river, This bar is sqventy
feet long, and in it, too, are many fis
sures. The phenomenon was preceded
some weeks ago by something like an
uxploslon, tlio noise of which was beard
for tullea. Hxclumse.
An Acrunaut'a Trrrlbr Ilrath.
Lost night Professor Hlgglns nnd Mhjs
Do Voy wero announced to make a bnl
loon ascent from the Manchester race
course and to descend by means of para
chutes. Miss De Voy did not make the
asocnt, but the professor went up, and
his assistant, a man named Lennox, also
ascended, but in tlio car attached to tho
balloon.. Professor Uigglna descended
from a great height In Alexandra park",
falling into tho ornamental pond thero,
but was unhurt. Tho balloon then went
over towards Ilurnage, and, suddenly
collapsing, foil, Lennox being killed,
Tlio balloon is said to have burst when
approaching or jiasslngover Fallowflcld.
Tlio paco at which the balloon was de
scending was go terrific that the sand,
Instead of falling earthwards, actually
streamed up Into tho nlr as tho balloon
shot through It, and as it was flying up
ward It had the appearance of nmoko .Is
suing from tho balloon.
A Mr. Linton, who .saw the balloon
pass over Pallowfteld, states that at that
tlmo he saw tho mnn Lennox out on tho
netting which Inclosed the silk portion
of the balloon, climbing up to the top of
the balloon. Evidently lo had then dis
covered that the gas was fast leaving the
balloon at the top, and was making a
desperate effort to remedy the Injury.
When the balloon had descended to n
distance of some four or five hundred
yards from the ground the silk portion
collapsed entirely, and the balloon then
presented tho appearance of an elongated
cigar. A few seconds later the balloon
foil with a terrlfto thud In a field. Two
or three men at once rushed to the spot
and tried to get the man from beneath
the car. Apparently the car had fallen
straight on the ground, and the whole
of tho upper part of the balloon liad fal
len on Lonnor, completely covering him.
It did not take tho willing helpers long
to remove tho silk envelope, netting,
etc., from abovo Lennox, but when tlmy
reached his body ho gavo not the slight
est sign of life. Ono of his legs was
twisted and broken, and ho was badlv
cut about tho face and head. Ho hail
apparently been Instantaneously killed.
-Pall Mall Gazette.
Ilescued II I m from a llr,
Wllllo Hammer, an 11-year-old son of
Benjamin Hammer, had an adventure
last week, while herding his father's
sheep over In tho 'White river country,
that came near proving fatal. The boy
had been looking for grouse with n 83
caliber gun, and had just lain down on
the ground to rest, when the sheep be
came frightened, and on looking to see
tho cause of tho commotion a huge cin
namon bear was a few paces away fac
ing him. Willie fired tho gun at the
breast of the bear, which caused him to
como for him. Ho turned to run, but
had gono only a few steps when ho step
ped Into a holo and fell, and on rising
and looking around the bear was close to
him, and, rising up ou his hind legs, he
seized htm and commenced to squeeze
him, stopping for breath, tho boy all the
while trying to uso a knife which he
pulled from Ids' pocket, but with no suc
cess, as his arms were.held tightly above
At this critical time tho dog came up
and bit tho bear, causing him to drop
the boy, which he did with a blow on
tho back of the head with his huge paw,
knocking him senseless. This was about
3 o'clock, and when he came to hi
senses It was about 0 o'clock. He then
gatliered up tho sheep, which had bc
como liodly scattered, and went to camp,
hi clothes nearly torn off and covored
With blood, whip)), by the way, came
from tho bear, for tho boy, though very
sore and with head badly swollen, did
not have a scratch on him, Castleltock
The National Flower.
According to Dr. Charles Pickering
("Chronological History of Plants," p.
908), tho first reference to Magnolia
glauca wg mftdo n a report of some
navigators In 1584, who, proceeding to
uoanoKo island (North Carolina), found
"the treos that beareth rind of the black
synamon, of which like Capt. Winter
brought from the Strelghts of Magcl
laun." It Is found from New York and
Now Jersey through tlio Atlantlo states,
generally near the coast, to Florida, and
through tho gulf states Into Texas. In
tho southern states it sometimes becomes
a large tree, sixty or seventy feet high,
with' a trunk tliree or four feet In dlatn
otcr, and Is an evergreen. It has been
suggested by some enthusiasts that this
should bo chosen as tho "national flow
er," if we must have one. But, although
the exquisite beauty and fragrance 'of
tho flower roako it popular and desirable
wherover known, It Is recognized ahd
prized by a comparatively small num
ber of tho people. Garden and Forest
A lints Contract.
Tho Peruvian congress (s progressing
speedily In the discussion of the Don
pughmoro contract. Five articles are
already approved the first, by which
the bondholders declare tho foreign debt
of Peru as finally canceled) the second
giving them the railways of the state for
sixty-six years (the perpetual possession
did not meet with approbation); the third
giving them C.OOO.OOO tons of guano, al
though tho entire amount now exported
does not reach over 600,000 tons; the
use of tho road and appurtenances there
of on the Aroqulpa railway, and tho
navigation of Lake Tittcaca under tho
national flag and in national vcssels.wlth
tho Peruvian officers In uniforms. All
thoso have been parsed. Once a Week.
Gtortrla'a Polyglot Nouogenarlan.
Col. James Edward Calhoun, ono pf
the richest men In this section of tho
country, and who is said to own 99,000
acrea of laud, Is one of the finest educat
ed men ill the south. Ho was once a
naval officer, and acquired such a knowl
edge of fifteen different languages that
he could speak and write them fluently.
He Imperfectly knew ten other lan
guages. Ho has not an English book In
his house, but spends all his time read
ing works In soiqo foreign, language, He
is now 03 years old, and is In remarkably
good health for fits age. Flberton COa.)
A LOGMAN'S ROMANCE.
Saved from the Pennsylvania Floodi bjr a
fllrl Whom II Married.
John Prowley, a young fisherman,
whose good naturod habits have made
him popular for many miles along tho
Susquehanna river, walked into the Per
ry county court house the other day and
asked for a marriage license. Ills face
was not so brown that It did not betray
his blushes when he announced the name
of his prospective bride, but it was not
because she had ever been guilty of a
wrongdoing that ho flurhed. Tlio girl'
was Mary Yerger, and he was very
proud of her. They had lived within
ten miles of each other for years, but it
was not until tho rooout great flood in
Pennsylvania that thoy were brought to
John Is a carnenter's son. ami hn In.
dustriously aided bis father to provldo
iur a mrge lainny uy tisningand piloting
flahlng parties from the big towns around
the river. Most of Ills tlmo was snent
along tho Susquehanna, near which hla
IpreuU lived. "When the June flood
came loople from ailprta of tlve couu
trj hiirrkd to tU rjf lo m (U tight.
Mary rergerana a toy, son ot tno tanner
with whom sho lived, loitered on tlio
water's edge until dusk of the day when
tho wotcr had reached its highest mark.
Fow persons had tarried so long, but she
and tho boy forgot tho tlmo while look
ing out on tho swift wntors at a boom
logcatclier. Ho was standing In a frail
skiff, hooking tho big booms with a long
polo and towing them to land on tho op-
Clte Side of the river. Boom aftdr
m was thus scoured, nnd he operated
with such vigorous regularity that It
seemed his strength would soon bo ex
hausted. Ho had just landed ono of un
usual size which took nil Ms strength,
and Mary thought he would rest a while
lieforo going out Into the troublesome
waters again. But ho didn't, and wlp
Ing the peraplrntlon from his brow with
ft part of his tom shirt
I Iy rowed out and was headed toward a
largo walnut log. Beforo ho reached tho
coveted prlzo his boat had been caught
between n mass of tho booms, which
cronmllt to pieces llko a thing of glass.
Ho escaped most miraculously from In
stant death by climbing over tho logs
and reaching tho water. Ho' tried to
swim for tho shore, but it was plainly
seen that he was too much overcomo to
get oven half tho distance. Tho current
was swift, and ho was beginning to go
down with It
Mary Yerger know that ho would
drown unless she saved him, for nobody
else was In sight. It was a perilous at
tempt, but she did not hesitate. Sho was
not the kind of n woman to see a Ijuman
life thus sacrificed without nt leffit an
effort to rescue, and with almost super
human strength she dragged Into tho
water a rowboat that hod been pulled up
ou elevated ground, safe from tho rising
water. When she reached tho man ho
was so nearly exhausted that ho could
not climb Into tho boat without her as
sistance. That night from the samo ta
ble at which John Prowley ate his sui
per, Mary Vereer's meal was nl.n rule on.
It wns at John's home, nnd the two sat
nrouncl the table a long time, telling
their experience of tho early evening to
John's parents and their other children.
Mary was always thereafter awelcomo
guest ot tho Prowley home, ond John
spent much of his tlmo In her company.
It was with a proud satisfaction that
John related this circumstance while
tho clerk was filling out his marriage li
cense. John and Mary are married now,
nnd they oxpect to get n pretty good
start toward housekeeping when tho
Lumbermen's Exchange of Williams
port pays for the logs which John
cnughr, Harrisburg Cor. New York
Twenty Tean on Trial.
We sincerely hope that Dr. Brown
Sequard, of London, nnd Dr. Hammond,
of Washington, aro not playing upon us
elderly gentlemen a practical joke, by
pretending that they can Inject into our
shrunken veins the juices of rabbits and
guinea pigs, and thus give to our ad
vancing years tho strength and vigor of
a renewed and buoyant youth. Even
tho amount of twenty years taken from
tlio threescore now attained would bo a
a most grateful fact, nnd, as we now view
the project, we think we would willing
ly.Huhmit to tlio injected matter unless
wo felt it would seriously impair our
usefulness hereafter by imparting to us
the nature of tho pig and tho courago of
the rabbit. Nor yot do wo boo why this
new being might not bo attended with
great success, for, Indeed, wo know
many men with all the instincts of tho
hog, all the moral and mental deficien
cies of tho "bunnlo," who have ndmira
blo success In life. At all events, wo
will try ono term of twenty years. San
Girls ETel bj a Sof.
Last Sunday Miss Susie Fenoy, of
Strawberry valley, and Miss Jessie Mar
tin, of Oroville, who was visiting her,
accompanied by an English mastiff, went
Into an adjacent wood In search of ferns.
While seated on a log in an isolated part
of the forest, quito a distance from their
home, they were approached by a cinna
mon bear. At sight of their visitor the
young ladles started to run toward home,
ecreamlng at tho top of their voices and
followed by tho boar. The mastiff was
not afraid, and caught hold of tho bear
by tho neck. A desperate struggle took
place until two of Miss Feuey's brothers
an ivod and shot the bear. The dog was
so badly mangled that ho will probably
dio, Marysvillo Cor. Ban Francisco
The Largest DlamooJ.
Tho largest diamond In the world is
now nt tho Paris exposition. The Princo
of Wales recently christened It the Im
perial. It was found in South Africa In
1885 and was taken at once to Amstcr
Jnm, whero it was being cut and polished
for a year and a half. The Regent, for
merly the largest known diamond, weighs
130 carats and is valued at 12,000,000
francs. The Imperial weirrhs 180 nnrnia
and Is valued st from 15,000,000 to 17,-
juo.uuu inancs. fans Letter.
Am a Uuilnese Vruture,
Tho business of tho Eiffel tower turns
out to bo immense. M. Eiffel calculated
that when everything was In working
order the gate money would be $5,000 a.
day. Sinco the lifts liave been ill open,
tion ho is thought to have averaged more
than this. It costs a franc to enter the
tower, two francs to get Up in the lift to
(lie tecond floor, and four francs to the
top. On any of the ordinary full price
days more than 80,000 people have paid
admission, and with the Increased prices
for those using tho elevator, tho entire
receipts exceed 10,000. The original
cost of the Eiffel tower, all included,
was a llttlo less than $1,000,000. The
proprietor has to keep it In rejiair, and
hand over one-fourth of his gate monoy
to tho exhibition. It Is estimated that it
will be half paid for when the exhlbl
tion cloees, and then it will remain cer
tainly tlireo years more, and perhaps
ten. Boston Budgot.
Cooper' Setting- Buake.
Sam Cooper, tho noted horso trainer In
ohargo of the fairground stables at Law.
renoeburg, U tho possessor of a pet black
snako of enormous size, Tho reptile Is
very fond of Its master, and win re
spond to his whUtlo and crawl from Its
cage whenover he desires. Not obeying
him as readily as he expected yesterday,
Sam opened the Inner apartment of the
cago to ascertain why his pot would not
como forth, and was astonished to find
the snako colled over a nest of eggs she
had laid. Sinco the discovery the num.
bur of eggs has been Increased, and the
reptile now saulrnis over ton A nm....i
of persons surrounded the cago yesterday
to see the unusual sight, bu.1 tllP snake
soon grow furious, m even her, masUr
llloUKht liest to keep out of reach, as sho
llQWod fierce anger at any attempt to
Tenon In a Iloree' Teeth,
Xsalah Beutlev. formerly nf n..i
City (Ind.), a few weeks ago was attacked
by his Arabian stallion nnd 1,1.0,...
so badly manglod by the teeth of the in
furiated animal tliut amputation wus
necessary. Word has jtut been received
from Sablna. O.. that Dentin. .111
days since from the effects of tho poison
of tho staUIonV teetb.-CuicInnatl K11-qulirr.
V."?.LyMBIA. "VOL. XXIII.no 84
uuuujiuia IISHUUHAT, VOL. Lilt, HO 17
INVENTED FOR WOMAN'S WEAR.
An Improved Drena Which Resemblee the
Uniform Worn by Zonaie.
It apjioars that tho exposition has sug
gested to nn English tailor, who has a
show case in it, tho Idea of exposing n
costumo conformablo to tho Ideas of cer
tain reformers In tho matter of fcmlnlno
apparel. Like Mmo. do Valsayre, who
has mndo a regular crusade against tho
modern style of dress, the British Inven
tor Is of opinion that in theso days of full
steam llfo tho present robe and tho petti
coat aro no longer practical, and that n
less embarrassing covering must bo adopt
ed. Tlio nrtist of tho other eldo of tho
channel has not proposed, llko Mme. de
Vnlsayro, that women must put on nan
kin breeches nnd an Orleans vest; ho has
fallen back on an clectlo combination, a
sort of fusion toilet which borrows from
both sexes a portion of their resources.
The woman that enters into tho new
league will wear a zouave trousers, leav
ing tho foot in bold relief, a straight
petticoat open at tho aide, giving a view
of the breeches, a flowing blouso with n
scarf tied round the waist, and n vest,
zouavo fashion, of a shade different from
tho rest of tho costume.
At first sight the thing looks llko a
uniform, and that Is of all the reforms
the ono which women will bo least In
clined to adopt The sex to which wo
owo tho young creatures who change
their toilets four times a day In front of
the ocean delights only In variety and
novelty, Bnd It would prefer to dlo n
thousand times rather than wear a cos
tume which would appear to bo modeled
after that of Its neighbors. The new
fashion would last eight days, and then
would be thrown asido with disdain.
But tho art of dressmakers could add
innumerable embellishments to tho mod
el which bos just boon described, nnd the
Importance of a reform ovidently lies In
tho adoption of the breeches, "it sup
presses thoso feminine undergarments
that frou frou so discreetly, and sweeps
away tho black and white skirts that are
lifted with such a coquettish gesture
when It rains. It abolishes the trains
and sweepers that leave a wake of silk
and laco behind the majesty of the
walker. Certainly there Is left a modest
little petticoat, half open, to show the
zouave trousers; but It Is the masculine
portion of the toilet that seduces, and, If
It should triumph, It will bo a step In ad
vance toward equality of costumo for
tho two sexes. There is llttlo doubt,
however, that tho picturesque will bo a
loser by It Courricr des Etats-TJnls.
Tho Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel tower Is getting decidedly
what may lx called "aggravating." Do
what you will, you cannot get rid of it
wherever you go, thero it is staring
you in tho face. If you try to turn your
back upon it, all along th6 boulevards
and tho principal streets are Eiffel tow
ers of every size, devoted to every pur
pose, from tiny charins for watch chains
to largo clocks for halls. If you fly to
the country around Purls, there It is
at overy turn, looming down from the
clouds a nightmare cobweb, hanging In
the skies. If your horizon is bounded
by tiny suburban gardens, thero again
aro miniature Eiffel towers, with little
flags on the top, in oxosperatingly bad
taste. If a tall woman goes down a
Btrcct, tho gamins run after her shout
ing: "Mme. Eiffell Mmo. Eiffel!" And,
of course, the high notes of tho now so
prano, Mme. Melba, soaring Into tho
skies up to O Jn alt, are called "des
notes Eiffel." Oht who will deliver us
from the Eiffel towerl But thero it Is,
and ono cannot help looking at it; and
thero aro the people swarming like In
sects In what seems a mere pieco of iron
network; and there are the lifts, in sem
blance of small white houses, clinging
to tho girders like caterpillars ou a wall,
crawling upward and downward. Mur
How Two Dover Olrlj raid a llet.
A couple of Dover's leading belles
created a sensation hi this staid old cap!
tal tho o'tbor evening by trundling a well
known butcher of sporting proclivities
down tho entire length of the principal
thoroughfare in a wheelbarrow. The
young ladles were talking ono day about
somo of tho peculiar bets that hud been
mado on tho baseball ground that after
noon, when the butcher camo along and
and joined in the conversation.
After insinuating that a lady never
paid her wagers if she lost, ho bet that
there was a letter awaiting him at tho
postofllce, stipulating that if thero wns
tho ladles wero to convey him to tho
depot, five blocks away, In a grocer's
wheelbarrow, while If he lost ho was to
treat to ice cream. The young ladies ac
cepted tho bet and the trio visited the
postofllce. The letter was there. It took
the girls just about flvo minutes to bor
row the shabbiest looking wheelbarrow
In town, and In a trlco they had It beforo
the poetofllco, whero by thia time quite
a crowd had assembled.
The butchor tried hard to beg off, but
willing hands dumped him in tho wheel
barrow, nnd 0110 of tho maidens seized
tho handles. Off thoy went at a rapid
gait without regard to tho rider's bodily
comfort. Hundreds of persons gatliered
to see tho show, but it was the butcher
and not tho girls who felt out of place.
Beforo they had gono a square ho had
offered to buy them everything from a
quart of Ice cream to a silk dress apleco
If they would let up.
Never had such an Interesting irroccs
slon parudod Dover's streets. Tho girls
trundled tho wheelbarrow right up to
tho depot doors, und there, lu tho pres.
enooof an admiring crowd, thoy dumped
their lrato and half dead victim ou tho
Bidowalk.-povcr (Del.) Cor. Phlladel
ISuteur'e Treatment of Hydrophobia.
M. Pasteur Is responsible for the state
ment that out of 7,000 peoplo who havo
undcrgono his treatment for hydro
phobia the total number of deaths has
been soventyne, or 1 per cent. Two
hundred and fourteen of these patients
wero English subjects, trouted in Paris.
Of theso there wero flvo unsuccessful
coses after completion of tho treatment
and two moro during treatment. Tho
methods followed have been coutluu
ally undergoing improvement, so that
nut year, out of a total of slxty-four
English persons bitten by mud dogs and
treated In Paris, not a single cao has
succumbed, although ten wero bitten on
the head and others on tho limbs, often
to a very serious extent Detroit Free
Ail .tceil Autograph Turtle,
A. S, Maine's dog at Westerly caught
a veteran box turtle last week, while tho
dog was following tlio hired man, who
was mowing in a meadow. On the turtlo's
shell wero inscribed In deep letters! "I.
Carrlck, 1805;" "1839;" "J, K., 1869."
Mr. Malno added Ids name and the dato
to tho turtle's back load ni d then let it
go. Norwich (Conn.)CJor rittsburc Din.
A Sure Hiftu
Merrltt I'm afraid Coral.
just what it might be.
Glide That's nonseium nl.l lv en., r.i.i.
Uolixe you. ' "
Merrltt I dunt know so much about that
I cavs her a costly pmeiit but night, and be
sora the tnaniod in lu ,. ... .1
tt to her saoUier.-Jiidc.
A Monster on WheeU,
A mammoth locomotive is rn pldly near
tag completion at tho Schenectady Loco
motive works. It wa designed by Gcorgo
8. Strong, of tho Strong Locoiuotlvo com
pany. Whon completed tho onglno will
cosily mako eighty miles an hour. It Is
Intended for pnsscngor servlco on tho
Atchison, Topckn and Santa Fo railroad.
It will undoubtedly bo ono of tho most
poworful locomotives over constructed,
as will lie shown by the following dimcn.
elons: Tho cylinders nro 18 Inches diame
ter by 2-1 Inch stroke; tho drivers, four
In number, nro 6 feet 8 Inches In diame
ter. Tlio total wheel baso is 29 feet 0
Inches, wlillo tho rigid wheel baso Is 7
Tho leading truck wheels aro of paper
and aro 3 foet 7 Inches In diameter, whllo
the trailing wheels aro 0 feet 0 Inches.
Both loading and trailing tracks havo a
swing motion arrangement, enabling the
engine to pass over curves at tho highest
rato of speed. Tho boiler contains 203
tuliea 2 Inchos outsldo diameter. It Is 4
feet 10 inches In diameter nt Its smallest
ring. Tho length of tho tubes is 10 feet
0 Inches. Thero nro two fire boxes, 7
feet long and 3 feet 2J inches wldo, nnd
the combustion chamber is feet long
and 8 feet 5 Inches In diameter. Tho
total length of tho boiler is 81 feet Tim
combustion chamber, In connection with
tlio tiro boxes, permits great economy in
fuel, as It burns up all tho smoke and
gaa instead of allowing It to escape.
Ono of tho advantages of tho doublo flro
box Is that ono can bo shaken down
whllo tho other is left In full blast, there
by avoiding temporary deadening of tho
flro. Tho engineer's cab is perched on
tho top of the boiler, about at tho center,
and Is occupied by tho engineer alone,
tno nreman occupy ing a separata cab be
hind tho boiler. Tlio engine alono will
weigh about slxty-flvo tons, nnd with
the tender, which is built to rido liko a
passenger coach, tho welcht will lie
about elghty-flvojons. Troy Times.
SHE LIKES ORIGINAL'TraYERS.
Child Actrete Marcuerlts Fields Objected
to "Now I Lajr Mo Down to Sleep."
Marguorito Fields Is, without doubt,
the most remarkablo child actress in tho
country. She Is scarcely 0 years old and
has played with Mr. Oliver Byron lu
"The Upper Hand," "Tho Insldo Track"
and "Across tho Continent," and every
where sho is tho leading attraction and
gets more recalls than any oao elso on tho
Her rendition of comlo songs is her
strong point, and her childish troblo is
clear enough to fill tho largest hall.
Tlio llttlo ono Is full of originality and
is always doing things which aro not on
the programme. Mr. Byron Bays ho
never knows when sho Is going to appear
or what sho is going to do. .
Onco in tho farco called "Reuben
Gluo" sho was standing on a chair hold
ing up a loaf of bread ot which sho gazed,
exclaiming: "The world Is mine!"
Clara Morris' agent was In ono of tho
boxes, and Mr. Byron, seeing him, said
to tho llttlo girl: "You may get down
now, Clara Morris."
Instantly tho llttlo ono replied: "I'm
not Clara Morris."
"Who are you then?"
"I'm Ruobcn Glue," she sold, nnd then
she sang, "When tho Reubius Nest
Again." It la needless to say that tho
house camo down.
Marguerito has a llttlo dog of which
she Is very fond. Sho carries It to tho
theatre with her,' and onco sho Inter
rupted a very tender breakfast tablo
scene between two lovers by marching
on tho stage nnd setting' tho dog down
among tho dishes.
Tho llttlo one Is quick nt repartee and
says some very funny tilings, though In
her innocence sho Is sometimes rather
Irreverent. Once whllo traveling on a
sleeping car sho begged to sleep with
Mr. Byron. It was late nt night, nfter a
long performance, but tho llttlo girl was,
to quote Mr. Byron's words, "as fresh as
"Have you sold your prayers, baby?"
askod Mr. Byron.
"No, but I'll say 'cm now," sho ro
plied, and turning over on her faco sho
made a long petition, then putting her
arms round Mr. Byron's neck, she said:
"Now you say your prayers."
"I havo said them."
"But I didn't hear you
"Well, I certainly said them."
"Say them over again, then."
"Oh, no," said Mr. Byron. "That
wouldn't do. God hasn't tlmo to hear
people say their prayers price."
"Well, say a little ono just .for me.
God won't mind that."
In order to satisfy her Mr. Byron be
gan to repeat: "Now I loy me down to
sleep," when to his surprise Marguerito
dropped her devout mood and ex
claimed: "Oh, that's a chestnut! Say mo a
prayer out of your head."
With all her brightness and despito
the fact that sho is made bo much of, tho
little girl is as natural as a child should
be. Sho seems to bo nil unconscious that
sho excites applause
On ono occasion sho said: "I wish tho
peoplo would stop clapping their hands.
I wouldn't have to sing so loud then to
mako them hoar." Now York Journal.
The Flood Cure for lUhlnesn.
In a letter received yesterday by Dr.
M. Marbury, residing at tho corner of
Indejiendcnco nvenuo nnd Locust street,
this city, Is related an Incident which is
indeed marvelous, and, coming directly
as It does, is beyond all doubt true. Tho
letter Is from Mr. Frank Marbury, a
cousin of Dr. Marbury, who is just re
covering from a frightful experience in
the Johnstown flood. For seven long
hours ho battled with tho waters for hf.i
life. Every hour beemed a day, but nt
last he was rescued several miles from
tho place whero tho hotel had stood.
The strange part of tho story is yet to
come. Mr. Marbury Is 88 years of ago,
nnd for twelve years ho has been entirely
bald, and tho topof his head had bocomo
quito popular with tho flies as n summer
resort. Ho liad used tho wonderful hair
restoratives people read about In tho
hopes of starting the hair, but all to no
purpose; it refused to grow. Two days
after the flood he noticed a downy nul
etanco all over tho hitherto bald head.
As tlmo pasted tho down became hair,
which grew remarkably fast, and now
has reached tho length of ono inch all
over his head. Kansas City Times.
The Lancet declares that many sudden
deaths aro caused each year by misuse of
tho vacation season, and also affirms that
the oxperienco of most city physicians
shows that overstrain is often followed
by prolonged illness. Wo know a wise
lawyer who never did anything tho fln,t
day of his vacation, as llttlo as possible
tho second; took a short walk tho third,
two short walks tho fourth, and not
until tho eighth day was ready to climb
n mountain, By this cautious courio hu
grew stronger to tho end, and returned
homo with vitality enough to work till
the next outing camo around. Ono can
mako u great clmniro in his hahlu win,.
out detriment if ho takes a long tiuio to
do It, but only young persons can risk
sudden changes, and thoy sometimes fall
viouins to me strain.
few Wttjr of l'roellli- a lloat.
Samuel L. Farmer, of Henderson. .Tor.
ferbon county, N. Y has Invented a
boat which, ho claims, can bo rowed
faster than any now In use. Onlv nnn
oar is used, which is thrust through the
umuio 01 tno ooat, somowhat after tho
fashion of a centorboard. Tho boat is
propelled by working the oar back wnrd
and forward. Tho leverago obtained is
enormous, and tho Itivcntor saya that a
small boy In bis boat can heat a tirnf.
slonal oarsman In a shell. Exchange
Two Queer Calve.
Two bovine freaks hnv
this vicinity recentlv. S. Lniulnmi. i,,,
a calf without tall or eyes, nnd Itoliort
Jones has another that has tho akin of
an elephant and no hair on its IkkIv.
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