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INSURANCE AND tlF.At. F.STATK AGIST,
Ofmck Room No. a, Columbian Bnlldlne,
Office In Ent's Bjildlnj, near Court House,
OHN M. CLARK,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
Office over Mover llro's. Drug Stora,
2 W. MILLER,
Office in Brower's building, 2d floor, room No I.
Office cor. Centre & Main Sts., Clark's building,
fiT Can be consulted In German.
Office, Second floor, Columbian Building,
Office In Wirt's Building, Ind floor, Main St
Office in First National Bank Building, 2d floor,
W Pensions and bounties collected.
P P. BILLMEYER,
Office over Dentler1! Shoe store, Front room,
ROBERT R. LITTLE,
Office, Columbian Building 2 floor, front room, I
Office orer Rawlings' Meat Market,
Office, corner of Third and Main Streets,
B. McKELVY, M. D.,
SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN,
Office, North side Main Street, below Market,
J. C. RUTTER,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office, North Market Street,
R. WM. M. REBER,
SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN,
Office, corner of Rock and Market Streets,
JJ0N0RA A. ROBBINS, M. D.
OIHco West First St.
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of Market, near M. L. Churcfi,
tSTOfnce hours every afternoon and evening.
Special attention given totheeeand the fitting
ol glasses, leiepnone connection.
R. J. R. EVANS,
TlXATMKNT OF ClIRONIC DISEASES MADI A
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J. HESS, D. D. S.,
Graduate of the Philadelphia Dental College,
having opened a dental office in LocKAlD'l
UUILblNO, corner ot Main and centre streets,
Il prepared to receive all patients requiring pro
Ethir, Gas, add Local Ansthitics,
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Iree of cnarge when artificial teeto are inserted.
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Office, Barton's Building, Main St., bel. Market,
All styles of work done In a superior manner,
and all work warranted as rcprcicmcu.
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jy the use of Gas, and free of charge when
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REPRESENTS THE TOI.LOWINO
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ling., (U.S. llramh) 1,642,105.0c
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Will the FERTILIZER you intend
purchasing so act upon the soil that
it will produce BIG CROPS, and at
same time maintain and buildup
To put price perton ahead of quality
producing power is poor economy,
Farming profits are too small to ad
mit of any but judicious purchases.
After quality, and in proportion to
it, comes price. You shall find our
THE BEST BURNING OIL THAT CAN
BE MADE FROM PETROLEUM.
It gtvca a brilliant llKht.
11 wiu not atnuKU suo uuimurjyo.
It will not cbar the wick.
It has a hlgn fire teat.
It will not explode.
ItU Bre-eminently a family safety OIL
WE HA.LLNQ 2 COMPARISON
With any other tllumlnatlne oil made.
We Stake Our Reputation,
As refiners, upon the statement that It la
THE BEST OIL
IN THE WOULD.
Ask j our dealer for
Trade tor Uloomsburg ana vicinity Supplied by
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a. W. BERTSCH,
THE MERUIIANT TAILOR.
ki Furnishing Goods.H&ts & Gaps
OV EVKRY DESCRIPTION.
Suits tnnde to order at short notice
and a tit always guaranteed or no salo.
uaii and examtno tho largest and best
selected stock of goods ever shown in
Btoro next door to First National Bank
tUpldlr Comlnt; Into Via Ilotli for Small
Arms am! Artillery.
While tho tremendous charges of great
bodlns of CATalry undoubtedly formed a
leading fenturo of tho lata German lun
nouvers, auggesttng how much is expect
ed of mounted troops In tho future, yet
upon tho wholo tho most important re
sult effected was tho demonstration of
the great effectiveness of tho so called
smokeless and noiseless powder. It is
not too much to say that tho final ma
neuvers at Hanover, In which the Tenth
corps, using smokeless cartridges, de
feated tho Seventh corps, provided with
tho ordinary black powder, shows that
tho new compound is a necessity for
warfaro hereafter. It was found that
tho Tenth corps almost held the Seventh
at its mercy, since it could maneuver
altko in front nnd on the flank of its op
ponent without allowing the latter to
properly judge of tho firing distances
from sound or smoke, both being so
To n limited extent tho action of smoke
less powder has become known through
experiments with tho new repeating
arms, and also with artillery. Earlier
in tho year, during tho maneuvers of tho
artillery brigade of tho guards in East
Prussia, two regiments, ono consisting
of eleven and the other of eight batter
ies, practiced all day long with the near
ly smokeless powder, firing projectiles of
different caliber. It produced at each
shot "a ball of black smoko about threo
feet in diameter, which quickly disap
peared." Tho nccounts show that tho
powder left so little refuse in the boro
that, instead of cleaning it out after
every shot, it was only necessary to pass
a rag through it now and then.
In Italy recent experiments with tho
samo or equivalent powder showed prac
tically tho same results. Tho new Ger
man powders mado by the united Rhino
and AVestphalian factories are also high
ly satisfactory In point of initial velocity
and moderate pressures.
The first general information obtained
in regard to the smokeless powders was
In connection with the Lobel rifle, the
new small caliber repeating arm of the
French, which created such an excite
ment a few years ago, and practically
dictated reconstruction to small arms
throughout Europe. At that time neither
the Austrian Mannllcher riflo nor the
German repeater used smokeless powder.
It is understood, of course, that tho
words "smokeless" and "noiseless" are
used in a comparative sense, as there is
some noise and some smoko in nearly all
these powders. It has been said, how
ever, that the report of a single Lcbel
rifle can not bo heard at a dlstanco of
more than twenty or thirty yards; that
It may be said to make no smoke, and
that the recoil is of no consequence what
ever. Tho powder is said to bo a secret
compound of gun cotton and cullodion,
and its exact composition is perhaps the
only secret now remaining In regard to
tho Lebel ritle.
The Germans began with the use of
the Duttlnhofer eemi-smokeless powder,
and have also made imitations of the
French powder as nearly as it can be
found out. The Russians havo tried a
new powder, made by the Ochtenski
factory, in imitation of tho Duttlnhofer,
and its manufacturers Insist that it is su
perior to tho latter in ballistic properties;
that it has a little higher initial velocity,
weight for weight, with less pressure on
the bore. This may bo the reason why
the Russians havo come to the uso of tho
small caliber, which could only have the
required efficiency with one of the new
compounds, as othcrwiso the boro would
foul too rapidly.
The English also havo obtained a
smokeless and noiseless powder, invented
by the well known artillerist, Capt. No
ble, of tho Elswlck works, at Newcastlc-upon-Tyno.
A British military authori
ty says that its use has almost been de
cided upon, both for small arms and for
machine and quick firing guns.
It speaks of the powder as "a curious,
grayish looking material, in long threads
or a whipcordlike form, presumably
from tho shape it assumes under hydrau
lio pressure. Its action is most startling.
At BOO yards' range not a sound Is heard
when a volley fs ilred with it, and only a
faint iazu arises, which is almost imper
ceptible, while a shower of bullets is seen
to fall upon the targets, an effect pro
duced seemingly without a cause." Caro
ful experiments will bo made with it at
Lydd. In their quick firing guns tho
British at Shocburyness havo used tho
Chilworth smokeless powder with great
effect, obtaining a very high initial ve
locity. In rapid fire cannon, as in magazine
small arms, tho valuo of smokeless pow
ders id obvious, because, tho peculiar ad
vantages of theso weapons might other
wise bo largely counterbalanced by
Of all tho new powders Schultze's is
perhaps tlio best known, If early pr quite
all appear to depend on tbo union pf ni;
trous compounds of some sort with other
substances. Some will not keep in nil
climates, and some give out an unendur
able odor. Their introduction will per
haps call for some new studies in tactics,
as certain movements now depending on
the cover of smoke can not hereafter
rely on this protecting rnantlo. But just
at present the tactjeal ponsidcratfons
peem to be Jena Important to our own
(country than the procuring of powders
as efficient as tho new ones which aro
finding favor in Europe. Washington
Stripping th Ocean Greyhounds,
The recent prder of tho British admi
ralty directing that all the subsidized
merchant steamers intended for use in
time of war shall strip themselves of
yards has been complied with by all the
subsidized vessels sailing out of New
York. Not only tho British vessels, but
those of other nations, aro accepting tho
now order of things, and al appearances
point to the doing away with spars of all
descriptions aboard tho great liners. Tho
vessels entering the port of Now York
coming under the recent order of the
British admiralty belong to the White
Star, Cunard and Inmon lines. Phila
ltapld Railroad. Construction.
An invention which promises to revo
lutionize tho present method of railroad
construction was put to a practical test
recently by Ueorgo Iloberts, tuo luven
tor, in the presenco of about threo hun
dred railroad experts. Tho machine
worked beyond tho expectations of tho
Inventor, the men laying at tho rato of
(wo and one-half miles of track per day,
and twelve men doing the work of seven'
ty.five by the old way, It handled ties
and rails of tho heaviest kind used In
constructing mountain roads with the
greatest ease, placing them rapidly and
accurately In position. The machine Is
so constructed that it can be used on any
ordinary flat car. All construction ma'
terial is moved on rollers from tho rear
to tho front, where tho machine takes
up tho rails and tics, laying them very
rapidly on a steep and difficult grade.
Its great success has caused tho Northern
Pacific) to secure the refusal of the first
machine, and tho Inventor Is now ar
ranging for building two more machines
to coat 91 ,800, and the Inventor tvecives
tajiltj oC S0 per mil, Nrw Ycik
WOMEN AT OXFORD.
What Han lletn Done In tlin Past Ten
Year for Their Iteneflt.
Tho association for tho higher educa
tion of women In Oxford has just cele
brated its tenth year of organization,
and is well pleased with tho progress
mado. There are now three halls for
women students In Oxford Lady Mor
garct, Somervlllo and St. Hugh's. Tho
life at the different halls is the samo In
its broad outlines, although each ono has
its special characteristics. Each student
has ono room, which Is used nt night for
a sleeping room and In tho daytlmo foi
a sitting room and study. Tho dally
routtna of life at the college liegtns with
the chapel bell nt 8 o'clock; breakfast nt
quarter past 8. Students linger In the
library to chat and read tho dally papers
for half nn hour or so after breakfast,
but by 0:30 o'clock most of them have
gono oil to read In their rooms, or to
lectures In tho town.
These are given either nt tho rooms ot
the association for women's education,
or ot the men's colleges. Tho examina
tions at Oxford aro known as "pass," or
"honors." Tho standard of tho former
is estimated to correspond with that of
"moderation." Tho "honors" examina
tions either aim at n standard analogous
to the men's honor examinations as in
tho coso of lltcraturo and modern lan
guageor nro Identical with them, ns in
tho case of tho classical, mathematical,
natural scienco and modern history
schools. Most of tho teaching for the
"pass" examinations and for tho two
first "honor" schools is given by uni
versity lecturers and tutors nt tho asso
ciation rooms. For tho last four named
"honor" examinations, tho women stu
dents attend lectures at the men's col
leges, nnd rend privately with university
tutors. Honor students aro admitted to
the Bodleian library.
Lunch nt the halls is nn informal meal,
which begins at 1 o'clock. Tho afternoon
is mostly devoted to walks, tennis, boat
ing on the Irwcll, and other nmusymcnts.
Four o'clock is tea time, and tho festive
time of tho day in the halls. Tea par
ties are frequent, nnd guests come from
without as well from within tho halls.
At such entertainments "shop" in tabooed
by etiquette. The time between tea and
dinner is given to work. Another half
an hour after dinner is devoted to social
pur iKMea ; after that comes evening pray
ers, and work begins again, to bo carried
on for a period long or short, according
to tho discretion of each student. Cocoa
parties at 10 o'clock is a form of dissipa
tion that finds favor with tho Oxford
girls. Tho students at the different halls
meet nt lectures, and they have a debat
ing society which holds fortnightly dis
cussions alternately at Somervillo and
Lady Margaret halls. There is also a
tennis match between them every term.
Each hall has its own societies literary,
musical, political and historical. Boston
A Doe That Prints a Taper.
Printing presses ore usually run in this
country by steam power, by water pow
er, electric motors, and by main strength
and awkwardness; but tho machine
that grinds out Tho Plain City Dealer
is run by dog power. Alargewheelabout
ten feet in diameter and nbout two feet
In width is connected with tho drive
wheel of tho press by means of a belt.
Cleats are placed about a foot apart on
tho inside of tho wheel, where "Joe,"
tho journalistic dog, walks his weary
round and thus causes tho wheel to re
volve. Joe has run tho press for about
fivo years, nnd has faithfully earned his
hash every week. It Is now about timo
for him to die and go whero good dogs
always go, and tho proprietor of Tho
Dealer Is casting nrouud for another ca-
nino. Part of Joo is shepherd and tho
rest is common, every day dog. Colum
bus Evening post.
The Old Commmlore.
Commodore Vanderbilt made $100,-
000,000, beginning with no money and
very littlo education, iio could write
his name, and that was about tho extent
of his scholastic acquirements. Ills
name, which was good for any amount
on a check, was not much to look at. Ho
could not pronounce tho letter V, and
always called himself Wanderbilt. A
new clerk at tho postoflieo greatly an
noyed him by looking for his letters
under the W's. "Don't look among the
Ws; look among tho Wees," said the
millionaire. At the ago of 80 tho com
modoro was a match for tho whole street.
Ho opened nil his own letters, dictated
his answers on tho margin; spent nn hour
In transacting business involving many
millions, nnd then went to his stables.
Ho was very proud of his horses, and
liked to lead tho road and ho generally
A Maenetle Well.
The artesian well in Cordelo, la., is a
wonder. After going down intq tho
earth for nbout 450 feet, the contractors
struck what was seemingly a strata rock
of quicksand. Leaving the pipes all
in the well over night, they found the
next morning that nil tho piping was
heavily charged with magnetism. A
small nail laid on tho side of thu pipe
will not fall off. Tho needle on a sur
veyor's compass Is attracted by this cur
rent at least ten feet from the mouth of
the well. Tho magnetic current is so
strong that thu power of thu cngino, to
gether with all tho pries they liave been
ablo to put on the piping, will not draw
it from the well. Chicago Herald.
Bpialleat Jlaby In Connecticut.
Christopher, C. Andel is the father of
the smallest mite of humanity in New
Haven, and, in all probability, in the
state. His only child is a baby tmy that
is 17 days old, and weighs two pounds
and five ounces. The boy is about eleven
Inches long, but very thin. His arm Is
about twice as thick as tho stem of a
clay pipe, and his fingers aro so slender
that it is difficult to Institute a compari
son. A' Wrth tlo babe weighed only
ono pound and twelve ounces. Mr, An
del Is a contraotor nt Mallory, Wheeler
& Co.'s lock shop, and is a good sized
man. His wife is below the average
size, but ts a strong and hearty woman
Inside of tho Melon Was u Suake.
"Last week I purchased somo water
melons from a countryman and sent
them home. After I had eaten all tho
melons but ono, and having an uppetito
that demanded more, I placed this one
on tho table and cut it. Imagine my
surprise, jf you can, when I found that
thero was no heart to the lncloi), but It
hail a smooth opening on each Bide. By
placing tho two iaves together I could
see mm tuo space was mauo uy some'
thing round. I began to look around to
try to discover what could havo made
tho place, when right under my nose,
on tho table, lay a small snako. Of what
species was it? I don't know. It was of
a light green color, nbout sixteen inches
long, and had n horned head, I never
saw or heard of ono liko it before"
"How can you account for It getting
into tho indent" was asked.
"Cun't do it. Tho rind of tho melon
was perfect, and it could not have
crawled through it. Tho nearest I can
guess at it is tills: It must havo been a
very small suako when tho niclou wa lu
bloom, suul when it developed Into a
tuU loskutUKi smkawcat lutoiL"
WHAT THE GOOSE DONE 8AY8.
It tTIlt lie an Open Winter, If There's An
Truth 111 the Hnne'A Ktory.
Henry Stlllman, of Woodstock, is tho
gooso bono prophet of eastern Connecti
cut. Ho gets his bono from a gooso that
is hatched in May, nnd when Henry
Stlllman Is bending over lls gooso bono
to read tho future each fall nil Windham
county is hushed, and It hearkens to tho
prophecy. Wiggins and Do Voo, and
even Undo D.tboll, of Qroton, who has
been getting out "almanacks" yearly for
tho past 117 years, may do very well
fumbling with tho weather during tho
rest of tho year, but when the first fall
wind comes piping over tho hills, and
the "frost is on the punltin, then Henry
Stlllman sits down with tho gooso bone,
and something happens thnt is "tolerabl1
Mr. Stlllman consulted tho bono last
week, nnd his prediction has been pub
lished orally all over tho eastern end of
tho state. Prediction is n weak, narrow
word to apply to tho proclamation, for
Mr. Stlllman doesn't predict; ho deter
mines. It is going to bo nn open winter,
ho says, and "that settles it," says Wind
Tho magic bone, hanging by the sido
of Mr. Stlllmnn's kitchen chimney, and
by which ho ciphers out tho season,
shows a row of dots around Its shank,
and those dots announco what the tem
perature Is going to Iw. The darker the
spots tho colder tho weather is the read
ing of tho bone. Then there aro circular
marks which divido tho Iwno into tho
threo winter months, December occupy
ing tho spaco between tho first partitions,
January tho noxt apartment nnd Febru
ary tho remaining one. Mild, regular
weather will provall in all tho months,
and It will bo milder than oven that of
last winter. Thero will bo few days on
which running water will freeze. Tho
coldest weather will bo in tho latter half
of January, when thero will bo somo
frosts of considerable severity.
"Near tho point of the bono," says tho
seer, "is n marked discoloration, indi
cating that the first day of winter will
givo decided intimation of tho season's
change." Christmas will bo a green ono,
but it will be wet nnd cold. January
will step in warm and sunny, but soon
it will turn cold, though not very cold.
Tho coldest day will bo Jan. 27. There
Is going to lion "reg'lcrold tlmo Jlni
wary thaw," and February will havo n
"thawy spell," too. October will bo a
cold, disagreeablo month, with heavy
rains and snows. Thero will bo an early
spring, but February will melt into
March in a disastrous thaw, In which the
features will bo swollen mountain
streams and terriblo floods.
Faith in tho gooso bono is invincible
in this part of tho state, and each year
many farmers aro wont to tako ono from
tho May goose, nnd it is dried nnd hung
in the front hall or against the chimney
in tho kitchen. Thero it dangles until
spring in tho noxt year. Tho best bono
is taken from a gooso that has u traco of
wild blood in its veins. But not every
ono can read a gooso bono as Henry
Stilhnan is able to do it. Willimantio
Natural gas as a fuel has been in use
nbout fifteen years. There aro now cm
ployed in its transmission for fuel pur
poses 27,350 miles of pipe mains. In
'tttsburg alone thero aro 500 miles, and
tho consumption of gas thero represents
an annual consumption of 7,000,000 tons
of coal. Tho head of a Pittsburg gas nnd
oil firm said recently, during a discus
sion of this question: "Eastern peoplo
aro still afraid that natural gas will play
out. Ho far thero Is no indication of it,
though when wo first commenced to uso
it In Pittsburg four or fivo years ago
that is, using It generally thero wero
many peoplo who did not look for it to
lost moro than six mouths or a year.
Now tliat it lias been in general uso for
several years nnd tho supply keeps right
up, thero Is not much apprehension nt
home, but I meet It everywhere outside.
Tho scienco of natural gas Is not fully
understood yet, and no ono can tell how
long it will last." Exchange.
Child, Wife, Mother nnd Widow.
About a year ago Joseph Bloedel, a
17-year-old boy, of Huntington, W. Va.,
ran away with Agnes Jarvls, aged 11,
the daughter of a well-to-do South Caro
lina farmer. Agnes, being unusually
largo for a girl of her age, and seeming
older, consequently, than sho really was,
had no difficulty in prevailing upon a
minister to unite her In marriago to her
boy lover. Sinco then they havo lived
together happily until last Friday, when
Joseph died very unexpectedly of ty
phoid fever, just as his child wifo was
giving birth to n girl baby. And so, be-
foro she la qulto 13 years of age, Agnes
Bloedel is wife, mother nnd widow, all
three. A remarkablo occurrence, sure
Cutting Down Kzpenses.
Tho czar has been cutting down family
expenses at a great rate lately. Tho
grand dukes and grand duchesses who
havo lost 11 third of their incomes under
tho now dispensation aro iti an nwful
fake about it. Poverty stares them in
tho face. They will bo forced to keep
less establishments, to drop less fortunes
at cards, and to forego tho joy of strew
ing emeralds nnd diamonds at the feet
pf favorite ballet dancers and prima
donnas. It s going to bo a very hard
Winter in Russia's toploftiest social cir
cles, but the czar had to oconomizo in
state expenses In order to keep tho array
of Nihilists at bay. It Is expensive work
preventing assassination. Boston Her
ald. Just Like Human Ileinc,
A Canadian farmer named Woodtreo
went into tho stall tho other day to feed
his old horse, and was so bitten that his
llfo Is despaired of. Ho had owned tho
horso nineteen years, and had never
known him to even show his teeth be
fore. Horses iro just liko human be
ings lu many respects. You may get
along with a man all right for twenty
years, nnd then get knocked down for
Joking him about tho color of his nose
Detroit Frco Press.
l'urted Torever by llleaclied llalr.
A young woman who lias been visiting
Saratoga for tho past threo years, nnd
who has, it is said, an incomo of $8,000,
has left that town, leaving about $1,000
worth of debts, so goes tho story, and
ono broken heart in the breast of a young
man who "clerked it" in a Broadway
shop during tho past season, It Is re
ported that tho eauso of her sudden de
parture was tho fact that ho failed to
agreo with her regarding tho color of her
hair, which is said to havo been bleached,
Tombs i'ouud at Nlmet,
An important discovery has boon made
in tho environs of Nlines. Somo work
men engaged on excavations for tho con
struction of an aqueduct havo lit upon a
couplo of Gallo-ltoman tombs, which are
to bo removed to the local museum.
Meanwhile it has beeu decided tliat tho
turrounding ground shall bo carefully
searched, it being thought that it may
contain other antiquities of a raro and
Interesting: diaracter. Puria Cor. Lon
YOL. 24, NO. 42.
Mie Topped the Question.
Jitdgo Burr ticrformcd a marrlngo cer
emony of n rather remarkablo charac
ter. Tho groom was Horace Warner,
aged 81 years, and tho bride Mrs. Auiilo
Brown, a widow of 03. II10 Lrlilo lias
been living with her daughter nnd son-
in-law. John Gibbons, on n farm In Dako
ta county, and tho groom has been em
ployed by Ulbbons ns a farm nana, un
Ivons nnd his mother-in-law, to whom
the farm belonged, wero wont to quar
rel often nnd violently, nnd tho widow
reasoned that, if sho could get marriea
ngnln, it would bo an easy matter to run
tho farm without Gibbons, and sho could
get rid of him.
Sho cast her eye about her in Kcarcli of
thu proper man for n future husband. It
rested on tho young and healthy Horace
Warner. Sho proposed to him secretly
nnd ho ncccpted. Ho was delegated to
Inform Gibbons of tuo match, for tno
widow, who had known his wrath,
fenced to speak. Whllo hitching up a
team of horses to go to tho timber land
for wood at daylight, young Mr. Wnrner
plucked up courage enough to tell his
employer all nbout it.
Gibbons How Into n rngo nnd threat
ened to shoot Wnrner lf ho did not givo
up tho idea of marrlago with the widow.
Tho wholo conversation was overheard
by Mrs. Brown, and when Gibbons had
dono swearing vengeance and gono awny,
sho slipped up to tho side of her intended
and suggested that Warner, instead of
driving to the woods, should drive to the
city nnd sho would como with him.
Mounted on n farm wagon rigged for
hauling wood, ho in his overalls and sho
In a gingham gown, they eloped. They
had no troublo in getting a license, nnd
wero man nnd wifo thirty minutes nfter
their nrrival. A few hours of shopping
and gazing nt tho city Bights sufficed for
their honeymoon, and they went back to
tho farm prepared to face tho wrath of
tho bon-in-law nnd his wife. St. Faul
Cor. St. Louis Republic.
To Tut Out Theatre Tires.
Tho protection of theatres from Injury
by fire has taxed the ingenuity of in
ventors ever sinco playhouses wero first
constructed, nnd nil kinds of devices
havo been tried to provide for tho safety
of audiences, with moro or less success.
Last night nn exhibition was given in
Mason street of an apparatus invented
1.,, n;,i-;,.f t?, .!,. t w t.,..
vij utoitivv au(jiu.i;i as t if itvuuili
whoso headquarters nro at tho house of
Engine 20, which promises far to excel
anything of the kind over adapted to tho
uses of tho stage. It is very simple in
its construction, being what might bo
termed a brass nozzle, formed liko tho
burner of nn ordinary keroseno lamp,
with threo apertures two nnd one-half
Through theso apertures (which in a
lamp would contain the wick) fan shapo
streams of water can bo ejected to a
height of about seventy feet nnd of n
width nearly as great. This contrivance
will bo first placed in tho Trcmont thea
tre. Ono will bo placed immediately
under the proscenium arch, and that
alono will bo sufficient to throw a spray
of water so denso ns to prevent tho fiercest
fire from passing through it, as it will
completely cover tho wholo space occu
pied by tho front of tho stage. For
moro perfect protection thero will bo
ono placed on each side of tho proscen
ium arch, nbout half way from tho iloor
of the stage to tho top of the proscenium.
With threo great bodies of water thrown
in as many dliiercnt directions across
tho Htago it is believed that it will bo a
matte? of impossibility for flro to leap
across it. Boston Herald.
Tho Old Love Was Best.
John Keel, who lives on the edgo of
Tennessee, not far from Hopkinsville,
Ky courted pretty Lucy Walker, a
neighbor's daughter, and married her in
Tho couplo lived together for thirty
years and raised a family of four chil
dren. All tho children married and
moved awny. Tho old couplo became
lonely, nnd they got a young lady named
Jnno Hunter to como and live with
Miss Hunter was about 20, bright and
attractive. It was soon ovident that Mr.
Walker was much attached to young
Miss Hunter. His wife grew jealous and
accused him of falling in lovo with the
girl. Ho frankly admitted it and said ho
would marry her If he did not havo a
Mrs. Walker left her husband and soon
afterward obtained a divorce. Thu old
man and tho young woman wero then
married and came over tho lino into this
country to live.
Thoy bought a farm about three miles
from hero, says a Hopkinsvillo special,
and lived together apparently very happy
for twelve years. At tho end of that
timo they disagreed and separated, tho
second Mrs. Keel, liko tho first, obtaining
a divorce. Tho old man went back to
Tennessee, whero tho wifo of his youth
had remained faithful and alono.
His heart tumod again toward her
when they met, nnd ho proposed that
tnoy do remarried, Bho agreed. Last
Wednesday tho wedding occurred, and
thoy began llfo whero they wero first
married, forty-three years ago.
The Corpse ltan Away.
A Baltimore dispatch to Tho Chicago
Herald says: A telephono messngo to
tho Central station last night conveyed
tho information that a man had been
killed in the Baltimoro and Potomac
tunnel, and requested tho presence of a
coroner at Union station, whence tho
body had been taken. The corpse was
covered with mud and dirt and was stiff
anu rigid, ronco Horgt. tJohultzo wns
becoming Impatient over tho non-arrival
pf tho coroner, nnd walked to tho door
to seo whether ho was coming. When
ho returned, tho bonch was vacant and
tho corpso was walking out of tho door,
ThoHcrgeaut started after his subject.
but tho latter, seeing him coming, made
hasto to escape. Finally tho ivollceman
reached mm and insisted on his return
ing until tho coroner should arrive, but
tho man refused in tho roost positive
manner to let a coroner go to work on
him. Ho was a Hvo man and therefore
not under that official's Jurisdiction. Tho
sergeant catno to tho samo conclusion
and allowed tho corpso to go, It was
afterwards ascertained that tho man's
namo is James Lacy, nnd that ho fell
from a freight train and lost cor.bclous'
ncss for almost an hour. Ho had leen
temporarily aralyzed by tho shock.
Thrown Into the Illver by an Klephuiit.
A Cairo, Ills., special to Tho Plilladel
phla Press of recent dato says! "While a
circus was unloading its paraphernalia
from a small steamboat and barges at
Metropolis ono of tho elephants showed a
great disinclination to go ashore. Sov
oral of tho employes seized poles and be'
gau ft systcmatlo cotirso of prodding,
which throw tho beast into a terriblo
rago. His long trunk was suddenly
twisted around tho body of his nearest
tormentor, thu man was raised hlk-h In
tho air nnd cast unceremoniously into
tho Ohio river thirty feet distant. Tho
excitement waB great, and by the time
1110 elephant was ready for another 111'
stall men t tho men had nil scampered out
01 danger, tho regular keeper having
como to tho reseuu tho iniiilili.ruil mil.
I mal was quieted, and thu two marched
I ashore without accident. Tho man was
4, unhurt and swans taboro,"
A SLAVE BOY'8 STOItY.
Strange Vicissitudes That Led Him from
Central Africa Iiown the Uoneo.
A letter from tho Congo tells tho story
of n slavo boy from Central Africa who,
by a scries of Btrango vicissitudes, lias
recently como Into tho possession of Mr,
Holman Benlloy, tho well known mis
sionary, and is now living on tho river
near tho west coast. Tho boy's namo is
Knvembo. nnd ho lived near tho Congo,
about 1,000 miles from Its mouth. A
whllo ago a largo party of Arabs rroru
Nyangwo nnd their Mnnycmn slaves at
tacked tho village nd joining that in which
Kayeinbo lived. Thoy heard tho shoot
ing nnd saw tho marauders seizing wo
men and children. Then they lied into
tho jungle, and tho Arabs, coming over
to tho deserted town, burned It to the
It was threo days before tho villagers
ventured to return to their ruined
homes. All was quiet then, nnd they
spent tho days tilling their fields nround
tho plnco whero they had lived. At
night thoy slept in tho jungle, as thoy
feared n night attack. Thoy wero not
without fear for n moment, but they
still lingered around their fields becauso
their food canto from them.
Ono day, after thoy had led this
wretched llfo for about threo months, a
gang of slavo hunters suddenly rushed
upon tho village, beating their drums
and firing guns. Kayembo's father
threw n spear nt ono of tho slavers,
wounding him in tho shoulder, Tho
wounded man then shot tho father dead
nnd cut oil liU hand as a trophy. Kay
einbo dashed into tho junglo with sev
eral men nfter him. They caught him,
and ho was dragged away with other
prisoners to neighboring villages, whero
tho slavers killed tho men nnd captured
many women. Tho littlo children whom
many of tho women carried In their
arms wero Bnntchod nway from them
and thrown into tho bushes, thero to
perish miserably. Somo of them, how
over, wero 6truck dead or wero stunned
by a blow from a stick. Others who
attempted to follow their mothers wero
Btmck with switches and driven back.
In about ten days tho slavers, with
their captives, reached Nyangwo, nnd
the K)or peoplo wero soon scattered far
and wido, their owners taking them in
all directions. Kayembo's master took
him 800 miles down tho Congo, whero ho
sold him to a Zanzibar!. Soon after tho
boy had an attack of dysentery, and his
new master, thinking ho would die, sold
him for n song to a Ilousoa soldier in tho
servico of tho Congo state. Tho Boldlcr
took him 000 miles further down tho
river, to Leopoldvllle, where Sir Francis
do Winton set tho boy free and put him
in chargo of tho Baptist mission.
Ho has learned tho languago of tho
lower Congo, and Mr. Bentloy writes
that ho is a bright and interesting boy.
But tho tragic events in his old homo
aro graven In his memory. Ho wants to
return to his own country when it is safo
to do so, and tho missionaries havo prom
ised him tliat when they nro nolo to
start a station far up the Congo, where
ho camo from, ho shall go thero with
them. London Telegram.
Forty years ago tho harbor of San
Francisco was filled svith a great ilect of
ships that wero lying idly at their anchors.
They had brought cargoes of men nnd
merchandise, but they could find no car
goes to carry nway. Many of theso ships
never left the port. Thoy wero hauled
up to tho land, and tho hulks furnished
temporary shelter for hundreds of pio
neers. Today tho docks aro lined with
a great Meet of merchant ships a larger
number of sailing vessels, probably, than
can bo found in any other port in tho
Union. Theso ships aro nearly all dis
charging or taking on cargo. There is
hardly an idlo ship in this harbor among
seaworthy vessels. Asido from wine,
wool, ores and lumber, thero will bo n
million tons of wheat for transportation
to foreign markets. Tho ox teams no
longer plod n weary way acros3 tho con
tinent. But nearly every day a train
load of fruit is sent to tho Atlantic Btates,
and theso shipments will bo rounded up
with tho largest citrus crop, savo that of
Florida, ever produced In tho United
States. San Francisco Bulletin.
Drnnk from All tho Glasses.
An eyo witness at Spa relates as fol
lows: During his stay at tho Kurhaus
tho shah ono day wanted to tako somo
refreshment, and a member of his sutto
ordered a glass of punch a la Bomalnc.
Tho waiter, who had probably received
similar orders from somo of tho other
guests, though of inferior rank, appeared
beforo Nasr-ed-Din with a tray contain
ing a dozen glasses of tho boverage. Tho
shah, smiling, took n glass, drank half
of tho contents, and then took n sip out
of each of tho other eleven glasses, so
that tho waiter could not now hand them
round to tho rest of tho company. His
majesty thus tried to mako it plain to
tho waiter that a shah is not to bo placed
on a level with ordinary mortals in tho
matter of serving. Dusseldorfer An
zeicer. Klectrlcal Water Tower.
If tho project relating to a new canal
at Rhclnfeldcn, Germany, bo carried out
an enormous stimulus will bo given to
electrical engineering, sinco tho power
rendered availablo through tho construc
tion of this canal will amount to not less
than 11,000 horso power, nnd will havo
to bo transmitted electrically to Basel,
Sackingcr nnd other distant places. Tho
plans aro ready, tho capital Is availablo,
but tho concession lias not yet been ob
tained. If it is obtained in timo work
will begin In tho coming autumn, and
tho wholo undertaking will bo completed
m ltjux. -1'no length or tho canal is 1J
miles; its width, 105 feet, nnd there will
bo erected a turbine houso containing
twenty-thrco turbines, each of 750 horso
power. Each turbino will drivo its own
generator. Tho prcssuro adopted will bo
sufficiently high to cnablo tho distribu
tion of power to boelTected economically
within a dlstanco of fifteen miles. Tho
power of tho turbines being 17,000 horso
power, a total of 11,000 horso power will
bo availablo to tho consumers. Ex
A New Article of Commerce,
A few weeks ago Mr. Ildcrton, of this
city, left for a visit among relatives In
England, Mr. Campion, tho real estato
man, gavo htm a horned toad to present
with his compliments ton brother of Mr.
Sellers, his partner. A letter just received
from Mr. Ildcrton says that he has not only
had a jolly good time, but thinks ho has
discovered a now sourco of rovenuo for
San Diego county, and especially for his
friend Campion. He found Mr. Sellers'
brother at Nottingham mid presented
him with tho horned toad, which was a
great curiosity in that country. To pos-
1 tho hanusomo "varmint becamotho
doslro of several of Sellers' friends, and
a lively bidding ensued, nnd tho result
was that Sellers disposed of it for tho
snug Bum of 10 $50 and writes for
moro toads. Campion says that until
real estato picks up ho will go into tho
toad business, and ho has about COO of
the product stuffed, and expects to start
a largo shipment ot English gold toward
San Diego In tho near future, San Diego
The Smiths at a Weddluc
A wedding In which all thoactors wero
Smitlis occurred at Now Martinsburg,
this county, yesterday, Mr. Alvin
Smith, of Iowa, arrived yostcrdny, and
in thu evening was united in marriage to
Miss Orpha Smith, Itov. David Smith, of
this city, oillciatlng.a young lady named'
Smith acting as bridemaid. Tho young
lady's mother's maiden namo was Smith,
nnd her father is n blacksmith. Wash
ington (O.) Cor. Cincinnati Euquixer.
Miss Hcbecca Fairbanks, tho lost of a
family tliat came over in 1035, la said to
be still living In a house, In Dedham,
ai ass., mat was Drought over in tho year
mentioned and located on Its present sites
at tliat timu. Tho, Fairbanks tenia men
came of this family.