The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, August 02, 1894, Page 7, Image 7

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! ! ST. AVOLD IN 1870.
Da Full to Get a Glimpse or the Gnat
' Tlolil Karthal, Though Ha Slept In tbo
8am Hotal with the Astnte Coin
snanUar Civilians Among Soldiers.
When I wait about croaiinff the Rhine
In the llrst week. of August, 1S70, attempt
ing to witness the invasion of France by
the armies of Germany, my equipment was
belt of Froucu gold, a FarUiun silk hat
and a Scotch cap, a auit of gray clothes
and a brown blanket, a Held glass and a
traveling bag with a shoulder strap, nod
ilie bag contained a portfolio, with writing
materials, some cakes of chocolato, n
Change of underclothing, with two pairs of
locks, a bunch of cigars, a box of matches
and a pockc knife with one large bluili
and a small corkscrew; also a combination
fork and spoon, and a glass cup in a leathe r
ease. My trunks hud been expressed to
London, and my valise was abuudoned at
My plan of campaign was based on the
theory that the army of Invasion must fol
low the r&Urouds, and I caaiped out, as it
were, in a coupe car. M. D. Conway, then
of London, was my companiou, philoso
pher and friend, and we were resolved to
oo the big war. We did not buy railway
tickets, as there was none for sale, and our
original strength was in misunderstand
ing orders and disregarding all expostula
tions. I remember to have been utterly
unable to comprehend even very good En
glish as it was spoken. Just before taking
possession of a cur, where we hud no busi
ness whatever to be, we succeeded in pur
chasing a loaf of bread and two bottles of
wine, one red, one white, and these were
our reserved stores.
We proceeded In fine style for eight
miles, when we reached the town where
Thomas Nast, the artist, was born, and
there; for that or some other reason, was a
detention of eleven hours, occupied in lit
erary labors'.
The sucOud night out we struck a small,
wnt town lloinburg not the watering
place or the great seaport and by oston-
Lsblng luck got a room with a bed iu it,
and It seemed that all night there was an
astounding tramping In the street. This
might liavo been a dream, but I was as
sured a heavy column of troops passed
through and wero in a hurry. A cheerful
young matt with a gift of tongues stated
that the king and Uismarck and Moltke
had been there but "the day before yester
day." EtfTEItmO FRANCE.
' This was good news, for it wus assurance
that w'e were not too late. The cheerful
young man said of courso the king was
knnwu by everybody, there was no mis
taking him, and Uiaruarck wus "the man
with the tiger's eye," while Moltke was
tall and slender, pale and thin faced, and
said nothing, but you could tell ho knew
Wo were ordered not to cross the frontier
into France, but evaded that restriction by
climbing into u car und distributing cigars
so plenty among the soldiers thut the in
specting olllcers did not make out that
civilians were Improperly present. The
train In which we thus invaded France
stopped within two miles of St. Avoid,
and walking across the country there
were the kiDg and Uismarck and Moltko
apparently wailing for us. The king bowed
graciously from a window above the post
ollice, a two story stono house, and Bis
marck, walking in front of headquarters,
was told of tlV presence of American ed
itors, and was at pains ut once to tell them
he was pleased to see them, that there was
Do reason why they should starve, and we
were welcome on account of the millions
of German blood iu America.
Moltke was not visible-, bat I bad occa
sion to know where he was. I was putting
up at the Hotel do Paris, and that meant I
' was allowed to sit in the barroom and to
' sleep on a billiard table. The latter cere
mony I managed with my Paris hat for a
pillow. I had ascertained thut bat uinst
go. As It was the only one in the army, it
seemed to remind the soldiers in enormous
numbers of something amusing, and they
grew so hilarious that their cordial man I
fustutious became mo tptonous, in the sense
that Mark Twain list that word.
1 3hould not have minded a phase of un
popularity on account of my hat, but ex
cess of approbation was embarrassing
Therefore I coucluded to use it as a pillow
just once, and leave it in the house as a
mysterious souvenir. It was very good as
a support for the head, bnt somewhat stilf
at first.
About half way between midnight and
daylight I became conscious of the pres
ence, in the door which opened on a court.
of a tall man wearing a Prussian cap und
buttons, and that be was asking in French
whether Moltke was there. I sut upou my
couch (which was a restful change 6f po
sition) und the tall man und myself strug
gled with the language of the country, i
had just succeeded in saying that Moltke
was not In that room to the best of my
) knowledge and belief, when a man with a
dripping cundle emerged from what the
novelists would cull a secret passage and
stated that the Held marshal had the apart
ment immediately above So 1 have slept
under the same roof with him. It has oc
curred to me since thut the tall man with
the buttons was au orderly sent to Moltke
with dispatches that the French, were not
trying to defend the line of the Moselle
above Mets. .-
The next day an officer, who was pleased
to air bis Kugluui and carried a small
volume containing Shakespeare's plays in
painfully small print, told me thut if I
wanted to see the great general he was
soon to cross the railroad by a stone bridge
which carried the turnpike over it,id I
placed myself by the roadside, ns with a
sharp turn it entered tbe bridge. Pres
ently a squad of lauoeni appeared, their
pennons fluttering under the sparkling
spears, and then came a carriage drawu by
four honea, guided by booted aud spurred
pOKtilions, aud behiud it another squad of
lancers. In tbe carriage was tho Gold mar
shal, and tbe top that sheltered him from
tho sun was one that drooped, protecting
the single seat.
Tbo speed of the turnout was a rapid,
plunging, clattering trot. There was a
deep limestone dust ou the rood, and Just
as tho carriage whirled for the bridgo,
v where Moltko was to bo fully seen face to
face, the dust become a deuso cloud aud I
suvr only a pair of long, slender, highly
polished boot legs. I was very sorry about
that dust, for it nearly choked mo besides
spoiling the view. The king was ofton
visible, and Dismarck, too, but Moltke was
the 0110 who was Invisible. Murut llalstead
in Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
Tho Kext Moraine
Tho night before had seen Trimklns In a
very hilarious humor. When he awoke in
the morning bio brother asked him if ho
would like to see himself in a glass. Ho
replied. "Yes," and one of those convex
affairs that distort the oountenanoo out of
all approach to nature wus produced.
"Great Scottl" was the sick man's ejacula
tion. Then after a pause he said. "Well,
1 look pretty bad, I muss say, but It isn't a
shadow to the way I feaL "Washington
Post. u
Beds are quite an Innovation in Russia,
aud many well to do bouses are still un
provided with them. Peasants sleep on
the toDS of their ovens: middle olaas people
aud servants roll themselves up in sheep
skins and Ut down near stoves; soldiers
rest upon wooden ooU without bedding,
and it is only within, the last few years
that students in schools have been allowed
The "Water Caak" Plant
A celebrated African traveler mentions
ihat in crossing ono of the many sandy des
erts In that country he carao ncross tho only
nown livine anecios of amia buluo, tno
water cask" nhiat. The region it inhabits
Is far from any stream of water, whero, as
far as the eye can reach, nothing can be
seen but beapR of sand. "The sight of th is
little green creeper, which resembles the
common ground ivy in some respects," he
says, "lllled me with an intense longing to
ouce more see the green meadows ami cool,
lliudy forests which we had now lelt at
Lust 300 miles behind. ,
"For four days we bad not seen even so
much us a spear of grass or a dried up cac
tus, the latter having been quite plentiful
the weirk before, The botanist of the com
pany, In examining one of the plants
bund thus unexpectedly growing m me
ceuter of a sandy African desert, noticed
what he supposed was a green bulbous
fruit trowing under tho thick leaves of tho
creeper, almost resting upon the saud un
derneath. Iu making un tCfort to pluck
one of these for preservation it burst with
a smart report, throwing water in the fuce
and over the clothes of tho intrudiug natu
Here, surely, we had a first clusa won
dera plant growing In tho desert with no
other greun thing iu sight, carrying Us own
water bags with it. Parvin, our chemist,
analyzed the water found iu soma of the
bulbs picked for his inspection, and de
clared It to lie absolutely pure, as much so
us distilled ruin water, Jiach bulb or berry
contained about two to four tablespocmfuls
of wator. Aa it happened, we had a sup
ply of water suflicient for our journey and
to spare, but VVillinrusou, the botanist, nnd
Parvin, the chemist, with all the enthusi
asm of true scientists, plucked about a
quart of tho water berries und extracted
the water, something over a pint, und
drank it with apparent relish."
Tho Slunilstill Family.
A very numerous family are the stand
stills. Ono runs against them constantly,
for they are in everybody's way, including
their own. They plant themselves right
in the middlo of life's busiest thorough
fares and wait there, motionless us statues,
expecting that fortune will eventually take
them by the hand und lead them by flow
ery paths to brownstone palaces. Fortune
has no such intention, bho is a unsk luiry,
and ns a rule avoids sleepy people. If she
bestows anything upon them us sho hur
ries by with her active favorites it is gen
erally u scornful kick. People who strike
while tho iron is hot enlist her sympa
thies, but the indomitable, irrepressible
fellows who make the iron hot with strik
ing are her especial pets and proteges.
What would the world be now if it had
teen always in the hands of standstills?
Thank the powers of progress in all Chris
tian lands, und especially in this, the push
ers are lords of the ascendant. Kveti the
weaklings of that earnest class men of
inferior muscle und limited caput ,(y are
more tbuu n match for the entire, iniiss of
stalwart do-nothings. A dwarf Avith an
energetic will can walk over hundred
purposeless six-looters. "
hvon tho Tom 1 humus of the world of
action are everywhere storming und carry
ing the strongholds of tho standstills, nnd
the time is not far distant when nothm
will remain of tho giant bliinderuores of
conservatism except u few moral fossils of
no value save to arch.Tologists who may
take an interest in tracing tho decline and
fall of au obsolete race New York Ledger,
The Deuth 1'cnaSty Among tho Creeks,
"At the last legal execution in the Creek
Nation I WU3 present," said Mr. Leo I1
Dennett, tbo government agent for tho
five civilized tribes. "The details wire
very different from nn execution in the
nruij. A squad is detailed, mid some of
the guns are left unloaded, so nobody can
tell who iires the. fatal shot. At this Creek
execution the condemned muii was seated
on tho ground with his back against n treo
and his legs stretched out in front. He
was not bound to the treo nor wero his
hands tied. Just before the execution
some one put u bandage over his eyes, but
the prisoner tore it oil and threw it nwav
"Perhaps the strangest part of tho pro
ceedings was thu selection of the execution
ers. That was left to the condemned man.
He was told t o pick nut the two men whom
he wanted to do the shooting. Strange to
say, one of his selections was his cousin
Uoth men were from the light horse of tho
nation. J lio two men, without any un
necessary delay, walked out in front of the
condemned man twelve or fifteen feet,
knelt.down, lorelcd their rovolvurs, steady
ing their barrels with their left hands, and
(ired. Both bullets struck tho left breast
over tho heart and not more than an inch
and a half apart. The man fell over on
his side, and in a few seconds was dead."
St. Louis (j lobe-Democrat.
How S'ld'iclmi Used un Idea.
Perhaps tho wittiest of Sheridan's re
torts wus delivered, us it seemeij, ofTliniid
in tho house of coinmous. Ho said that
Dundos resorted to his memory for bis
jokes and to his Imagination for his facts.
Uufortiuiately fur the extempore reputa
tion of this is found set dowu in
Sheridan's nolo book years before. Ho
jots dowu the happy thought, "Hu em
ploys ids fancy for his narrative and keeps
ids recollection for his wit." Luter on ho
expands this into, "When he makes bis
jokes you applaud tho accuracy of his
memory, and 'tis only when ho states his
facts that you adiniro tho llights of Ids im
agination." After tills he uses tho idea to tho confu
sion of .Michael Kelly, a composer of music,
who hud bcom a v.iiie merchant. "You will
now import your musio und composo your
wine." Filially he lets it off wlt'a a bang
iu tho house of commons. Sun Francisco
How Sir. :-. int Works.
In a recent interview Mr. Walter .Ticsant
is described its wearing spectacles and being
clud in a black velvet jacket. He has a
clear, penetrating voice and pleasaut smile.
His eyes are dark gruy, his brow massive
and heavy, while his mouth is firm und his
beard thick. .Mr. Uesant's study is lined
with'books on either side. A door opens
out into the garden, so that when he wants
a brief rest from his labors lie can take a
turn und come back to work with renewed
Eost. Hewrite3on blue paper (lnrge ser
mon size) in u strikingly ueut, clear, rather
small hand. The morning is spent' in
work. Four or live times u week ho goes
into town, lunches and transacts business
at the Society of Authors, or elsewhere.
What KnsluiKl' Army Cunts.
The total expenditure on the urmy, on
of taxes, in the caso of tho United King
dom, was, in lflO, uccording to Sir Charles
Dllke, $S2,5M),000, and in India tho same,
or f 105,000,003, besides the ex pendituro out
of loans and that of the ue-lf governing
colonies, for the armies of the British em
pire, Tho colonial altogether speud for
themselves about S7,50O,0CO n year for army
purposes, iu addition to tho contributions
made by sumo of them toward the imperial
forces and toward tuariue defense.
ft is ono of Joseph Jefferson's peculiari
ties to abhor theatrical passes. He never
issues one himself and doesn't want his
manager to do so, Whenever he readies a
large city Jefferson goes to the box office
of the theater where ho is to appear and
spends from ten dollars to fi.ty dollars ou
tickets to dlstributo among bis friends.
In illustration of Darwin's lainstuklng
methods a friend of tho great naturalist
states that in one instance he employed a
clerk for several weeks ut un expense of
fifty dollars iu making investigations, and
that tbe result wa condensed into throe
Hues in his great work on the "Variation
ot Animals." mi , . t f.-o.-v.
A Trip fro in New York to Chicago In
1'nnr Hours, ut tho ltute of 800 Silica
au Hour, and No Stops Between A
l'rophoey That May Not He Fanciful.
Ten years from now there may lie only
ono railroad in this country, to which
trunk lines will be feeders.
The Americans of the near future must
travel faster.
There nre no reasonable grounds for be
lieving that tho present record of loconio
tive speed can be improved upon while the
gauge and rolling stock coutiuue us the;
now ore.
Tbe diameter of tho locomotive drivei
wheels must be increased to secure greatci
speed, but master mechanics ure not at all
agreed as to bow this can best be done.
The enlargement of the drivers beyond
seven feet would necessitate u widening ot
tho gauge, ami this experiment is not like
ly to be repeated while the present forms
of rolling stock are in use.
But sixty miles an hour is not fast
enough for the American of today. The
locomotive bos probably attained the max
imum of its efficiency. It makes a moro
economic use of steam than any other form
of engine. The marine engine loses 81 per
cent, of the latent energy iu thu coul, but
tho locomotive utilizes fully 33 per cent, o!
it. Therefore the problem is not to im
prove the locomotive, but to enlarge its ca
pacity to got over the ground.
This can only he done by some radical
change in the form of tho roadbed und thu
rolling stock. To increase tho diameter of
the wheels is the first requisite. This will
necessitate a widening of tho permanent
way. Suppose the driver wheels to be
thirty feet in height, the gauge ought to
be twenty feet. Tho rails would have to
be a foot high, and ought to weigh a tou to
the rod. They will bo bolted to ties mado
of the largest treo trunks obtainable.
Mammoth "lish plates" will join them end
to end.
Tho cost of construction will bo trebled.
Bridges and viaducts will have to bo built
of the heaviest material, and tested to bear
the weight of a R)-ton locomotive! Tlfb
heaviest engines on the Pennsylvania rail
road used in the passenger service weigli
forty tons, and one live times as largo will
give power enough to pull tho great cars
that will travel on 30-foot wheels.
The giguntio engiue will be suspended
below tho xlcs, instead of resting upon
them. The boiler will be built around tho
axles, and the smokestack will not be
higher than tho tops of the driver wheels.
The cub will be very commodious, and lo
cated just behind the smokestack atop tho
boiler. Several (ircinen will be required,
and they will be provided for on a platform
at a lower level on the rear of the engiue
If the same number of piston strokes can
be obtained by thirty foot driver wheels
per minute ns attained by an engine with
six foot wheels, the lucreaso in velocity
will bo ns ninety feet lire to eighteen feet.
In other words, (lie train will travel exact
ly live times us fast. If the best speed of
the present passenger locomotive bo sixty
miles per hour it may be hoped that the
engine of the future will attain !10O miles
per hour. Strange us it now sounds, it
will then bo possible to ruu out to Chicago
after breakfast, tuko luncheon there with a
friend and return to sleep iu New York.
Chicago ought to be about a four hour ruu.
The track will be kept absolutely clear, and
there will not beany btopsexcepttochango
engines at a half way point.
(Jf course such u road can only bo mado
to pay between great cities like Xew York
and Philadelphia, Chicago or Hoston. In
another generation there will be ten cities
in tliis country with a million people each.
The saving of timo will stimulate travel
ing, and every train will be filled. The en
gines will burn a tremendous lot of coal,
hut thu cost of driving tho train will ho
about the same as at present, becuuso tho
time consumed will be a mere fraction of
what is now requisite. Nobody will travel
long distances by the old lines. There will
not be any competition offered by tho ex
isting systems of transportation.
This brings us to a consideration of tho
cars. They will he 18 feet wide and prob
ably 150 feet long. The most scientific arti
ficial ventilulion and beating apparatus
will bo adapted to the cuss. Of course no
windows can be left open on a train going
250 miles au hour. They will have to he
closed with t'.m hsaviost plate glass double
windows, iu fact. Thostructuroof thu cars
will be much the same as those of today. DANGF.Iiiirs.
They will bo Imiit wholly of iron and steel.
Tho wulls will he steel plates, nnd the inte
rior finish ami furnishing will bo beautiful
nml luxurious. Thu size of tho cars will
insuro a single compart nientforevery trav
eler. An aisle will nut through tho car,
and tho staterooms will he arranged on
each side thereof, shut off by a curtain or
wickerwork door. These rooms will be
seven feet in width and provided with a
large easy chair or sofa. Tho trains will
bo vestihuled, so that it will be quite pos
siblo to from one car to tho other.
It is very doubtful if the element of dan
ger will bo increased. The cars of steel
can be made of such form and braced iu
such manner as to render them less liable
to po to piccci in cose they leave tho rails.
Collisions will lio impossible, because
trains will never ba perniUtul to follow
each other within half nn hour, and not
oven then until the preceding train has
passed the station, situated at least thirty
minutes' time distant, says h") miles,
Double track.1 ',','ill bo the rule, net tho ex
cept ion.
Dilliculties about slopping tho tr.iiu.'l
when once under headway will occur, but
they will bo met by improvements ou tho
brakes thut will reader tho gigantic ma
chinery us trortablu as any now in use.
Au ingenious system of signals will be de
vised, tho bell and whistle no longer being
useful, becuuso they cannot bo relied upon.
They will ba drowned by the noise of the
monster train.
The local servicoof the present roads will
be utilized for intermediate points. If a
man wants to go to Detroit be will run
through to Chicago in four hours and
thence to his destination by nn express,
Cleveland and Pittsburg will ho reached
by regular train from the station at which
tho halt is made to change engineers.
Cor. New York World.
His Nnrao Is Lccjion.
"Ilecnn't live comfortably iu tho coun
try. He's too much givcu to anachron
ism." "What's that got to do with It?"
"Ho goes for truius ut the wrong time."
-Puck". ;
Thor was god of the chase, and wus rep
resented us being sented on a couch of skins
with twelve stars over bis head nnd a
scepter In ids hand. Thursday, or "Thor's
day," was the dcy Thor was worshiped.
Ii.tlior uud Son.
Father Wont an excuse, chf An excuse
for being lato to school, ehr What wers
you doing with yourself, sir playing mur
blcsf Small Son No sir, 1 couldn't find my
overshoes. ,
, w'ather You, couldu't,, eh, you careless
hoyt They were whero you left them, of
course. You ought to he t hrashed for
Servant Please, sir, Mr. Nextdoor wants
to know if you're ready t
Wnt),uv Vna vnu ,f ,ni,n ll..!.t n...n..
right away. Whero in creutiou is my hatr
UooU ?u:ws.
1)0 Ilcasts Have Souls
There Is much good urgument In the lit
erature of tho world to prove that many of
the most eminent scientists, theologians,
philosophers nnd dlviues have believed in
tho Immortality of tho "beasts of the
fields. " One of tho earliest records of such
a curious notion may be found in the
pages of tho Bible. See Ecclesiastes ill,
18-31. in the verses namea we And the
'I said in my heart concerning the cstato
of tho sons of men, that God might mani
fest them, and that they micht see that
they themselves ure beasts. For that which
befiilluth tho sons of men befalluth beasts:
even one thing befalluth thein: as the one
dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they havo
ul! one breath, so that a man hath no pre
eminence above a beast. All go unto one
place; all are of tbo dust and unto dust all
return. Who knoweth the spirit of the
man that goeth upward, and the spirit of
a beast thut goeth downward to thoeurth?"
In tbe above quotation hcclcsuuitcs dovs
not positively declare that animuls are to
have a future existence, but he very plain
ly says that they have tho same chances in
that respect that the human family has.
This was also tho belief of John Wesley,
the founder of Methodism, and of thosa
eminent Christian bishops Jeremy Taylor
und Bishop Butler. Coleridge udvocated
the same doctrine in England, Lumurtine
in Franco and Agassiz in America. The
lust named gentleman, tho greatest sci
entist wc have ever had on this continent,
und a man of profound religious convic
tions, was n firm believer in some future
life for the lower animals.
A professor ut Harvard has completed n
list of 185 European nuthors who havo
written upon tho subject. Among the
leading clergymen of this century who
have publicly expressed their belief in u
future life for animals are Joseph Cook
and James Freeman Clark. At a recent
trial a well knowu judgo declared that)
one-half tho human race believed in tho
sumo curious idea. St. Louis Republic.
Truo to His Church.
In Greenfield Meadows, Mass., about
1S-1S, lived one Edwin Smead, a farmer,
whose dog was us constant as his muster in
attendance ut the old First church. The
meeting house contained a high pulpit,
which was approached by winding stairs
in front of the gallery containing tho sing
ers. When tho congregation entered the
church tho old dog, with the utmost
gravity of manner, always climbed the pul
pit stairs nnd composed himself fora nap.
About 1S51 alterations wero made in tha
meeting house. Tho seats Wero turned
around, a platform was erected at the other
end of the church, aud a modern dusk was
placed upon it.
When the day enmo for the reopening of
the church tho old dog walked in with tha
rest, and wearing an expression of deep
disgust ut the changed appearanco of
things, soiiL-ht tho stairs leadiug to the old
pulpit, which, alas! had disappeared for
over. Ho walked up one uislo and down
the other, looking disturbed, und apparent
ly aware thut he wus tiio object of ill-suppressed
merrimout, until at last, bearing
the voice of good old Doctor Chandler In
tho opening services, he reluctantly and
shamefacedly mounted tho modern plat
form nnd composed himself to sleep.
Not long after this Mr. Smead died, and
his farm wiis sold to Mr. Parmenter, a
go -a isapust deucou, who attended his
el rch iu thu village.
' lie dog stuck by tho furm, but did not
tP S to tho new religion. Every Sunday
morning when tho family started for
church iio was ready, and trotted uloug by
tho sido of tho wagon until ho came to the
placo whero tho road branched off toward
the Congregational meeting house. At
thut point liu parted company with tlio
family and stood by his own creed.
For some years longer the old dog was
the most coustunt member of that society,
ncvermissing uttunduuee upon tiie Sunday
services, rain or shine, until his dog days
wero ended. Cor. Youth's Companion.
How to Kill tho Hoodoo.
A solemn, discouraged looking man sat
in the Bingham House looking vacantly at
nothing und wishing ho were dead. Hu
was about tho most miserable, unhappy
individual iu four states, and he sat there
for a couple of hours before his face sud
denly lighted up with pleasure. Suddenly
he took oir his hat, turned it around three
times, and then walked off as full of joy us
a green apple is of cramps. A bystander
asked him what caused this sudden change
from unhappluess to joy, and ho answered:
"I've had tho worst kind of luck all day.
Everything has gono ngainst me, and I
couldn't understand why until a moment
ago, when I recollected that early this
morning I met a squint-eyed woman on
the street wearing a straw hat. (Jf course
that's tho worst luck n man can have on
tho face of tho eart h. And I have actually
forgot how to kill thu hoodoo. There's
only one way, und that's to take oil your
hut aud turn it nronnd three times. I've
tried every other way eaten salt on my
bread at dinner and rubbing my hands on
a colored mun'twool, but theyuin't only
one way to kill the hoodoo that travels with
a cock-eyed woman wearing a straw hat,
nnd that's to tako olf your dicer and turn
it around throe times."
Tho happy man wiuked his loft eye In n
knowing manner and walked off enveloped
in n rainbow of doublo leaded joy. Phlla
dulphiu Press.
Why Do Mon-or-Wur's Men 1'lijht?
"It is a curious thing, nnd one which I
could never satisfactorily account for,"
said an old tiuvy man tho other day, "but
It the crews of nn American urd British
man-of-war are given leave at '.he samo
time in n foreign port tho result of broken
heaiU anil noses Is no moro a matter of
Hpeeumtton than the calculation of the
ne;;t eclipse. As soon us they meet a row
is started, which generally ends with all
bands being disabled or arrested, some
times both.
'It frequently happens thut the police in-
terfure with tho contestants. Tho unwrit
ten law in this ciiMi Is for the belligerents
to join forces against tho common enemy.
I havo often seeithe:n conieout victorious
In their cnniccts with the olllcers of tho
law, und, after adjourning to a neighbor
ing saloon, begin again their interrupted
"But it is only ou neutral ground that
these general engagements take placo. If
they meet on l'uglish or American soil
each tries to oiilvio the other In hospital
ity." Iuv York Times,
Our River and Harbor Touuuge.
Our lake, river und coastwise touunge
amounts to nearly 4,030,000 tons. The
present marvelous cheapness of water
transportation is of inestimable value to
the people in enabling tlmt transportation
to compete with railroads ami to regulate
their chargos. Naturally tho demand fbr
tho Improvement of tiio lake harbors, of
connecting streams uud canals, und of tho
immense valor courses ol tins country lias
increased iu its importunity with the in
crease of this commerce; but the increasing
appropriations in tho river and harbor bills
ai'o not even yet ono-hulf as lurge us tho
amounts proposed by tho engineer board,
Seuutor Fryo Iu Forum.
Tho Immovable Coin.
Place in the center of your hand when
fully opened a Bllvcr dime Then beg a
fricud to take u brush, und tell him that
the pioco of money will be his If ho can
brush it oil from the center of your baud.
Your friend will do bis best, but will be
come very tired, us the piece will move no
more from the oeuter of your hand than If
it was glued tbero. It is understood he
cannot shake violently your hand, because
the piece ot monoy would fall off. But hs
must bo satisfied to do exactly as it he was
brushing a coat in order to gain the coin,
Soma of tho Reason That Induced nr
to Give dp the Unpromising Realms
of Newspaper Success for the More Sub
stantial One of Assured Competence.
It has been wittily said thut the success
ful politician is the man who can eat saw
llnst without butter, and certainly such a
capacity must be a large factor iu all suc
cess. I have eaten a good deal of sawdust
in my time, and only recently acquired the
right to add tho butter. Some ten years
Bgo I was the most miserable of created
beings a woman with three children de
pendent upon her no training for work or
special knowledge of nny kind, and I
shared, in common with n good many other
women, the conviction that my misfort
unes gave me a certain claim upon people,
and that 1 should make un income because
it was necessary for me to do so or starve.
I don't mind owning now that I came per
ilously nenr doing tho latter.
Ever since 1 li.uded in Now York, now
over ton years ago, 1 hsve been able to find
work of some sort, although it bus often
been miserably ill paid, and, I am afraid,
of very little real value. The first thing I
hod to get rid of was my ambition and de
sire for fame as a writer. A woman with
three children soon finds she must hanker
after more material tilings than n name in
literature, and the time speedily comes
when, as a hack, sho is ready enough to
accept any kind of work and let who will
have the glory, so long as she sees results
in dollars uud cents.
So it came to puss that, shortly after my
arrival in New York, I was more than sat
isfied if my copy was accepted aud a week's
incoino assured, and perfectly jubilant
when, by any chance, a task ot compiling
fell to my share which would bring me
more grist to tho mill. But it was a
wretched existeueo. Many and many a
day in midwinter I have tramped about
Brooklyn und New York looking up open
ingswriting at the point of the bayonet,
as it wuro, for a miserable dollar; aud
many a time aud oft have 1 written col
umns of worthless trash which never saw
tho light ut nil. But every hack can tell
the same story, tho never ending efi'ort to
producouud the difficulty of turning the
production to account after all tbe miser
able abortions of semi-literury life.
1 might to this day be walking tbe tread
mill of itinerant journalism but for the
frankness of my lneniis. I had a good
many of them, nnd they wero unusually
outspoken, probubly because they were
really sorry for mo. Tho fault finding of
faithful friends is valuable.
A publisher, whose nanio is a byword
for philanthropy, ouce told me plainly that
I should never succeed as a writer until 1
produced something worth reading, and
he added, "I doubt if you have suiliciunt
cultivation to do it!" 1 remember swal
lowing this bitter pill with tears. A still
franker friend, u business man, expressed
his opinion of thu ubumiuable pridu thut
could consider it ilignthtd to wntu rub
bish for nothing und yet despiso honor
able business, uddiug that a successful
business man could easily buy up ull the
authors in creation, and never miss the
money, which, as 1 was only a hack and
could not even aspire to authorship, was
quito unnecessarily severe.
It is to this caustic friend I owe the fact
that I am today iu comfortable circum
stances, and that my children nre highly
educated und entirely independent of me.
lio fell upon me with such severity that I
asked what be would have me do, und was
told, to my surprise, thut he himself had
made his money mainly by his eloverness
as an advertiser a fact which nt first mado
no Impression upon m except that of sur
prise that he should bo interested in any
thing so commonplace.
It reminded mo simply of atrocious il
lustrations uud odious types, but after all
there was something seductive iu the Idea
of making -money, and 1 finally gave ear
to the suggestion that instead of killing
myself in producing bad nrticle9, which
nobody wanted, I should try to produce
good advertisements, which my friend as
sured my everybody ut least everybody iu
business would want.
I have found much truth iu his predic
tion. The modest card 1 drew up at his
suggestion and sent to the leading busi
ness houses brought wonderfully prompt
replies asking me to call, uud all at once
a comic element entered into my life, and
I found myu'tf quite suddenly in request,
and for such funny things, tool about
many of which 1 knew absolutely nothing,
yet was expected, by thu terms of my curd,
to be prepared to give advice upon. In my
new undertaking I called myself a descrip
tive writer, und was prepared to put any
thing und everything into such shape thut
the public would lie bound to want it. I
very soon had my hands full.
1 should say there is nothing 1 have not
written aliout, from soft soap to the circu
lation of the blood, the latter on the under
Btutiding that tho urticlu mi:ft satisfy a
committee of six gentlemen beAiro I should
be entitled to tho thirty dollars 1 asked for
it. I rend it to them with a quaking heart,
and came out victor, much to my surprise
and theirs.
Another time I was oflered ten dollars to
draw up the form of a will in which a wo
man could cut her husband off with n dime,
but, culling to carry out my instructions, 1
found she had forgiven him nml wouldn't
hurt his iVclings liyiiny such an item. Ah,
welj! 1 learned wisdom slowly but surely,
rhoouly thing 1 could do was to make
suggestion. I could tell a business man
what would be likely to bring him busi
ness. Is It any wonder, then, that 1 wus
listened to with respect, even when my
suggestions hud lit tle value.
At that time, ten years ago, trade jour
nals were not a plentiful as tbey are now.
I started ono or two, und undertook their
wholo tnanu'-'eiuent, wvitiiig the articles,
printing, publishing, even circulutlug. I
hud much to learn, but the knowledge I
gained soon paid in good coiu of the Re
public, aud six months from my new de
parture I was oll'ercd forty dollars a week
hy a firm of good standing to look after the
idvcrtising. Later on, when 1 was free'to
work for others, this income was moro
than doubled, and each fresh experience
guiued was Just so much stored up capital.
-A Business Woman la New York Times.
mi 1 and 2 CcmmanwsaSth BiJ'g,
Hade at the MOOHTO and KUSLi
Lafflin & Rnnd Powder Co.'(
- Electrio Catteries, Fuse? for exploi
lug blasts, gaiety Fuso aud
RepaunoCherakoi Co.' High Explosive!
Kiarvelous- Cures
in Blood Poison
and Scrofula
P. P. P. purl Bos tn blood, bnllds op
the vonlc nml debilitated, gives
su or.Kth to weakened nerves, expels
dttctnns. giving the patient health and
haui'lncs i.'!iur sloknoss, icloomr
feelings and lassitude llrst prevailed.
For iTim&ry.SL'Oondary and tertiary
syphilis, tor blood poisoning, mercu
rial polnu, malaria, dyspupsla, and
In all blood and sum ditonses, Ilka
h!,irthtiH. nlmnlHH. fild nhrnnln ulnars.
tottxr, scnld bund, boils, erysipelas,
eczema-we iu:y any, without fear ol
tfc- cmitrtttllctton.thatP. P. P. Is tho best
blood puritlor In the world, and makes
positive, apoedy and permanent oures
fn all cases.
gj5 lima i
Ladios whoso systems aro poisoned
HmP ' and whose blood Is in an Impure condl
. ti0Ui (U1 co ni jnitnul lrreirularitlea,
VJl aro peculiarly benellted by tho won
ffC" dorfui toulo and blood cleansing prop
ertliaof P. P. P.-PrioWy Ash, Poke
Koot aud Potassium.
4V bpwkofield, Mo., Aug. Hth. 1X93.
&1 I con spii!i In the highest terms of
C"- your medicine from my own personal
knowledge. I was affected with heart)
"" dUoiino, pleurisy and rheumatism for
3") years, was treated by the Tery best)
i,-, , physicians ana spent hundreds of dol-
miJ Inrs, tried every known remedy with"
2 out finding relief. I havo only takea
one bottle of year P. P. P., and can
cheerfully nay It has done me more
6m good man anything I hare ever taken.
" i c
l.n .nnnmrnanil vniir mriifin A ta all
fJf nn3rnrof the above dlaossea.
ir!ta MRS. M. M. YEABY,
. 6pi. jgflold, Oroen County, M
6pi. jgQold, Oro'en County, Mo.
Tank cf Scranton.
CAPITAL, $200,009
SURPLUS, $250,009
Ttila bank nffara to depositors every
fa illty warrniilt 4 by tliulr balance, bus!
nesu and responsibility.
Special aiti'iitlon elien to business ac
counts. Iiitei'cst paid ou time deposits.
TVIX7.TAM CONNUX, President.
OliO. 11. ('A1XIN, Vko-President,
WILLIAM II. tKCfc, caahlea
William Council, George H. C&tlln,
Alfred If am). iTaiuea Arrtilvilri, Henry
llelln, Jr., Villi I;, in X tioUk, Luther
The GENUINE New Haven
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pVERY description of Job Printing
j Llf m the best style of the art.
! Promptness and Punctuality a
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' Experienced, practical and com
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We do not make a sham show ot
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Dancing Orders, Hangers,
Cards and Posters a -Specialty.
Bill Heads, Note Heads, etc., printed
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Estimates on all kinds of printing,
small as well as large,
cheerfully given.
The Scranton Tribune Job Dept.
EnoonsiD bt thc HioHriT Mcdioal AuTHoninca
iNiMt.iut will care yon. A
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from t olils, IsoreTbrouC,
loMuenrn, ItroaoblCEs,
orliAYl.'irvjillt. Afixdi
iinmtctiutiretitf. Aacdioisiit
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HatlsftoUuniniarantetfd or monoy refunded. lrlee,
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60 couls. H. 1. CUSSMlK, His., lime Kitus, aid., U.S. A.
P.I r NTH fl I l'he surpst and safest remedy for
ill CIS I rlUU all sklDdlAOSsos. Kesema.ttoh.Ssll
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U, l'helua.
w& JOB. . .
sr EirmcLiHHiuoi
ci av- vr.M 3TMN vn iniiiui
Pimples, Blotches
and Old Sores
Catarrh, Malarl
. Are entirely rcuiured by P.P.P.
rriuai; aui , u., awuv mu.i . woo
slum, Uie greatest blood purifier on W
Abbrbkin, O., July 21, 1891.
Mbsbrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah.
Os. t Deak sum I bought a bottle of
your P. P. P. at Hot Springs, Ark. .and
it has done me more good than three
months' troaimeut at the liot Springs.
Head three bottles C. o. U.
Beupeottully yours,
Aberdeen, Brown County, O.
Capt. J. D. Johnston.
To all vhom U may concern: I beTA
by testify to the wonderful properties
OX r. Y. r. lor eruJiiuuB ut lue sum.
nun' tared for several Years with an un
sightly and dlsugreenblo eruption on
my face. I tried every known reme
dy but in vain, until P. P. P. was used,
and am now entirely cured.
(Signed by) J. V. JOHNSTON.
Savanuab, Ua.
Skin Cancer Cared.
TaHmonyrom tht Uayor of SequinJtX,
SKQrtm.TEX. , January M, 1893.
Messrs. Lippman Bhos.. Savannah,
Oa. ! tienlkmenl have tried your P.
P. P. fur a disease of tne skin, usually
Known aa akin canoer.of thirty years
i. i ...... ... 1 1 ... . .
Vitiriflna rhfl hlnnd and removes all Ir
ritation from the seat of the disease
and prevents any spreading of the
ores. I have taken flveor six bottles
and feol confident that another course
will eueub u vurc m uwo ica.ou
me from indigestion and Btomacn
troubles. Yours truly,
oArr. w. m. nuai.
Attorney ac Law,'
Book en M Diseases UH Free. t
Idppman'i Bloclt, Savannah, G
KnnfRctnrrs of the Celebrate
100,000 Bblfc Per Annum,
Large Medium and
White Clover,
Choice Timothy and
lawn Grass Seeds
Guano, Bone Dust
and Phosphates for
Farms, Lawns and
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