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J. W, KASTOR,
131 E. Jefferson St.
Paints, Oils, Glass,
Fine Toilet Articles,
And all other
Kept in a
i Drug Store.
Willard Hotel. <
W. H. REIHING, Prop'r |
BUTLER, - PA.
hTABMXU 19 I'OSSKCTIOS.
RAMI LK BOOM for 10* BEBltiL TKAVKLKK <
US V. McKKANHT., BLTLEK. PA.
Meal* at all lioun. Open'all night.
Breakfast us ccnta.
Dinner -a, cent*.
Supper 2» cents.
Lodging 2b Cetit*.
HIKEOS SIXOX ... POOI-R
New Lively Stable.
—OPEN DAY AND NIGHT—
Borec-a fed and boarded.
PETER KRAMER, Prop'r
39. W Jefferson Ht. Butler, Pa.
Hotels and Depots,
W. S. Oregg is now running a line
of carriage* between tbe hotels aod
depots ol the town.
Charges reasonable. Telephone
No. 17, or leave orders at Hotel
Good Livery, in Connection
Milflin Street Livery.
W. 0. BIEHL, Prop'r.
One square west of Mrfla St., oo
Mifflin St. All good, safe horses;
new baggies and carriages. Landaus
for weddings and funeralß. Open
day and night. Telephone No. 24.
We meat) our wall paper de
partment, lull and overflowing
with our immense and choice
stock of paper hangings. You
must help us out, we haven't
room lbr hall' our goo Is, until
you relieve us of some of them.
We have the choirent selec
tion of patterns in every grade
from Brown Blanks at 10 cts
to Gilts at from 20 cts to $1
per double bolt.
Examine our Stock.
J. H. Douglass,
JL'ostotlice, Butler, Fa.
. imiH MUI uu,
I 111T1.K.1. P».
n. FIILLKRTON, Prop'r.
lllHiiket*. Flannel** imiU Yarn
Mantilseinred ofl'nre Bill
lei < 01111(3 Wool.
W« K'Wr™nK-»- our trooda to hcntrlcUy all wool
id uuane ale or any oilier polaonoug material
wt-J In dyt/lwr. W« -leii WliolcHalu or retail,
amnl<* Mid price* furnlalied free to dealer* oo
p plication by mall.
G. D. HARVEY,
Contractor und builder Id brick work, urate
, aad nniMn H'-Kinir and nil kladsof brick-toying
tally. Aln> dealer In barrel Illiie. Wam
pum loo*e ||me, r' inf'iitv National, I'nrtlulid
! and all l«t (radN In the murker. Calcined
plwtrr. plaater hair, King'* cement, (Ire brick,
tile, while mind and river Rand. Main office .'US
JH. M«in iireel. and all order* left at ware house
will ie< elv« prompt delivery. Terras reasonable.
YOU CAN FIND ASS.
* t1 » • I'lTt'lM l« II !«t lit? —n »ttf> i.nrrii'i of
K-, ..... StEMIiIGTON BROS.
. »U witract tor tulverthdng at li.vm
THE BUTLER CI TIZEN.
JOSEPH w. MILLER, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
office and residence at 3?* i. Main St. Butler.
Dr. N. M. HOOVER,
IST E. Wajne-St., office hours. loto 12 X. at J .
1 to 3 V. M.
L. M. REINSEL, M. D ,
PHYSICIAN AND SCRGRCX.
i ><IU-e and residence at 12 1 E. Cunningham St. J
PHYSICIAN AND SIBCEON,
Sew Troutraan Entitling, Butler, Pa.
E. N. LEAKE. M. O. J. E. MASS, M. I>.
oyueoology and Sur- £}e, Kar. No*e and
DRS. LEAKE & MANN,
G. M. ZIMMERMAN.
I'UYSICIA.'f AND BLKOSON.
Office »t:>o. *5. S. Main street, over r ra.hH &
Co'S IJtug Store. Butler, Pa,
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
fJo. Jefferson St., butler, I'a.
W. R. TITZEL.
PHYSICIAN ALID SURGEON.
8. W. Corner Main and North 6!*.. Builer, Pa.
Is now ptrmacently located at ISO South Main
Street - Butler. r»„ in rooms formerly ceoupted
by I>r. Waldron.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
CAitiOcial Teeth Inserted tn the lutest~lm
proved plan. <iold Filling a specially. office—
nei ManTe i letting Store.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
All work pertaining to the profession, execut
etl in the neatest manner.
Special tie* : —tjold Killing*, and Painless Kx
trsetlou of Teeth. Vitalized Air administered.
«flirt os Jifrr*oa Street, out door Cut ofLowrj
Hounr, ip Main.
Office open dally, except Wednesdays an 4
Tbumdays. Comtnunicatious by mall receive
X. B.— The only Dent Ist in Butler using the
bent makes of teeth.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
K.\U>EKJt AMI SIRVEfOB,
Orna MA a DIAMOVD, KLTI.UK, PA.
H. Q. WALKER,
Attorney -at-1' w—< Bl«e In I>J« «i« j«U Block
J. M. PAINTER,
Office-E«twtcn I'f sl< nice Ulid Dlatnond, But
A. T. SCOTT,
Office at No. s. South Lilaraond. Butler. Pa.
A. M. CHRISTLEY,
ATIOKNEY AT LAW.
Office second floor. Anderson Bl k, Main St.,
near t'ouit limine. Puller. Pa.
J. w. HUTCHISON,
ATTORNEY AT I.AW.
Office r,n second floor of the lluselton block.
lilamond. Butter. I'a.. Hoom No. 1.
JAMES N. MOORE,
ATTOSWET-AT-LAW AMU NOIAHY Pnst-ic.
office in Itoom No. 1, iteeond floor of lluselton
Block, entrance on Diamond.
Attorney at IAW. Office at No. IT, East Jeller
son St., Butler, Pa..
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at tnw and Heal Estate Agent, or
flee rear of L Mlu hells office ou north side
of Diamond, Builer, Pa.
H. H. GOUCHER.
Attorney-at-law, Office on second floor of
Aiidertou building, near Court Mouse. Butler,
J. K. BRITTAIN.
Att'y at. I AW —Office at, H. K. Cor. Main S», and
Dlaiiioud, Butler, Pa.
Att'y at l-aw- Olßca.oh South side of Diamond
L S. MCJUNKLN,
Insurance and Real Estate Ag't
17 LAST JEFFKRSONjHT.
BUTLER, - I* A.
BU PLiER COUNTY
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham Sis.
•J. 0. ROEBBINU, I'KEHIDENT.
II O. lIKINKMAN, SKCKKTAKY.
(K C. ItufmlnK, lletidenoo Olltrrr,
.1, L PIIVYIA, .lumen Ht<*ph<'i>HOir,
A. Trout man, 11. Il<*in««in;iii,
Alfred Wink. N. Wot!./.<• |.
Dr. W. Irvln,* l>r tti»kf-ribHCh.
J* W Hurkluirt.. \). T. Norm,
LOYAL S. M'JUNKIH, Agent.
A. E. GABLE,
Graduate of the Ontario Veterinary
College. Toronto, Canada.
Br. Oahle treats all diseases of the
domesticated animals, and rn-kes
riddling, castration and horse den
tistry a i-pei ialty. Castration per
formed wi'bout clams, and all other
surgical operations performed in tho
most scientific manner.
Calls to any part of the country
promptly responded to.
Ofßce and Infirmary in Crawford's
Livery, 1.12 West Jefferson Street,
To si IOW vou the largest and lowest
priced .stock of
FURNI T U R E
ill the country. Don't forget to call and
see our Parlor Suits, 0 pieces, upholster
ed in Crushed and Silk Plush. Two
beautiful pictures and one handsome oak
Parlor Table for #SO. We also have a
Parlor Suit for #25, as follows: • 0 chairs,
upholstered in plush; I rocking-chair, up
holstered in plush; 1 sofa, upholstered in
plush: all for the low price of #25.
Our oak bed-room suit for $lB can be bought only at out!
store for the price. We have China Closets for any price you want j
them from S2O up. Parlor Cabinets from $8 up. Side boards from !
S2O up. We have any kind of furniture at any price you want.
Campbell & Templeton,
136 NORTH MAIN STREET. BUTLER, PA
WE have endeavored during our first
year's business with the citizens of Butler
and surrounding country, to give them!
first class goods at reasonable prices, and
by fair dealing to merit their patronage.
That our efforts have been appreciated
is evidenced bv the amount of business
we ha vV* done.
Thanking our patrons for past favors,
we hope by straight-forward dealing to
merit a further share of the same.
E. S. DREW, - 128 E. Jefferson, St.
! FURNI T U R E !
If you want a perfect fitting
suit <>•<) to
202 S. Main St., New Troutman Building, Butler, I'a. j
Clothing; uncalled for in Bradford
sells for half price, mostly winter goods.
STOCK ENTIRELY III!
At lowest cash prices at
•J. R. <m U I Jffl B * N
No. 125 N. Main St., - Duffy Block.
of Klcctrii: Bell and ("lock.
EVERY WATERPROOF C
——— THAT CAN BE RELIED ON
BE up Not to SpUt!
THE MARK DQTOt to X>jjSoC>lO3?!
BEARS THIS MARK.
NEE.DS NO LAUK&tRINC. CAN BE Wlr>ED CLEAN IN A MOMENT.
THE ONLY LINEN-LINED WATERPROOF
COLLAR IN THE MARKET.
I \ I 'TLE R, I* A., FRIDAY, .lUNK 1 i>. is«)l.
THE FATHER'S PRAYER.
Lord, though hi* sins mere scarlet,
And be went far astray.
These long years have I prayed Thee
Show him the narrow way.
Though with the swine be feasted,
O: bring him back The ';
My youngest born, Ol save him.
Wherever he may be. <.
Tbc onlv pruyer now left me
Is, L rd. that Thoa wouldst turn
His heart to Thee la sorrow,
Thus, L .rd, that he might learu:
Though iln may not come nigh Thee,
The sinner may Und grace;
If he repents him truly.
Thou wilt not bide Thy face
For years. Lord, has he wander'd.
Let him arise aud say:
"Against Thee have I sinned,
No longer here I stay;
"I will return unto Thee,
And at Thy feet will pray,
That, like the prodigal of old,
I be not turned away."
It may be. Lord, that never
He will come home to me;
I dare not pray for that. Lord,
While he is far from Thee.
Yet. Lord, all thing* are possible,
And mijhty is Thy grace;
It may be the jlay cometh
That I shall s«ee his face.
The face of him who left me.
My youngest l»orn, my pride;
There came a day I deem'd it
Far better he had dlrd-
But now my prayer is only,
O Lord, Thy will be done;
It may be in Thy mercy
Thou wilt bring home my son.
—rTi.f* A» :t lt4uy. #
A CLEVER ROBBERY.
How tho Duchoas of, Lincolnshire
Lost Her Diamonds.
N\ NE or two days
before the last
—drawing-r o o m
' - ») I !,t Buckingham
'lliy P a * ace, the
i* ' i 'hike and duch
<*s of Lineoln
shire came up
to town from
—- Stoke,in Dorset
" . shire. The duch
ess was to present her two daughters
Lady Muriel and Lady Constance Wil
lowbeigh. Great things were whispered
and expected of the two debutantes,
the fame of whose beauty and dot* (for
the duke is one of the richest peers in
the kingdom) had traveled far and wide
and created a flutter in "hig lif' rather
similar to that occasioned by the com
ing out of the two Moncrieffe girls
some thirty years ago, who afterward
became respectively the countess of
Dudley and tho notorious but un
fortunate Lady Mordaunt.
In short, the presentation was to be
an event in society. Naturally the
duchess, who is still a handsome woman
and was a Vielle not so very long ago
herself, wished to appear in all lier
war-paint, and, to that end, had had
prepared a magnilicent new court dress
and determined to wear all the family
diamonds, or, at any rate, as many of
them as she could conveniently, re
spectably and decently get on her per
son, for the Willowbeigh diamonds arc
not only world-famous for their purity,
size and great value, but for their im
mense number. When not in use—and
the more magnificent gems see the
light only on state or very particular
occasions—they are kept in a specially
desgned and extra strong safe at Coutts
& Co.'s. bank. The rru><lu» operandi of
getting them from the bank is as fol
lows: The fluke himself drives In his
brougham to the hank, accompanied by
his private secretary (Hon. Augustus
Fit/.hardinge, son of the earl of Kast-
Icigh) and a detective from Scotland
Yard The three, \\ itli the assistance
of one of the bank officials, unlock the
family safe, select such jewels as they
desire, carry them to the carriage in
waiting, and pile up the IKIXCS on one
of the back seats. The duke then seats
himself beside them, the private secre
tary and detective take their places bo
" ' rik "M l
f \ T'"k W
TTIK flllKK IIIMSKI.F COCKED THEM I*
bide each other on the front seat of the
brougham, and so they drive home tf.
Belgravo square. The course usually
followed upon arriving at the house
was to place the diamonds immediately
in tho family plate-safe, kept in the
duke's own dressing room.
On tlio present occasion, the dia
monds were got from the bank the
afternoon before tho drawlng-roWm
day, but, on arriving at home, they
could not get tho safe open.
"No use fetching 'em back to Coutts',
now," said the duke, shaking his head;
"tho bank is shut And I dare not
have a locksmith iu without letting the
servants know, for, supposing the lock
couldn't be opened, they would know
tho diamonds were here and nowhere
to put "em."
"I quite agree with you," said the
ducltcss; "it would never do to let any
body even dream they were not locked
up. Now, I have an idea. Do nothing
to draw attention to them. Put the
diamonds In the cabinet in the draw
ing-room, lock It with the ordinary
key, treat them an if they were old
snuffboxes, or miniatures, or bits ol
china, and forget all alsiut them. We
can fetch them down presently when
there are none of th\9 servants about."
"Well, it's certainly 'Hobson's choice
as it stands," said the duke; "I suppose
there is nothing else to do."
Well, tho boxes were brought down
by the duke and duchess, while tho
servants went down in tho servants'
hall ami housekeeper's room at tea, and
tho duko himself locked them In the
"Now,"said the duchess, "don't fidget
about, but act as If there were nothing
Ido not think the duke cloned itti eye
that nlffhL At every sound he sat Ixilt
lip in bed and listened, and at daybreak
nneaked down in his dressing (fown to
have a look at the cabinet. 'J'ho dia
monds were all ritfht, and he went back
to l»ed with a quiet mind. At eleven
o'clock in - was obliged to jfo to the city
to preside at a meeting of directors of
one of the (freat railway companies,
but before h<! went had another look
at the diamonds. All were safe, and
lie went up to the duchess* boudoir to
ask her to keep an eye on the cabinet
while he w as out.
"I'rcelsely what 1 won't do," said
the duciiess; "nonsense; be off to your
mei-tinjf and forgfet all about these tiro
■ome diamonds. I .shall tell Townly to
My 'not at home' if anyone should
The duke had Iwcn (joiio about half
an hour when a smart brougham and
pair, with coachman and footman,
drove up to the duor. The carriage
door had a coronet on it and BO had the
When Parkins opened the front door
in response to a loud ring, he recog
nized the carriage and liveries of the
earl of Thornl>orry and the carl him
self just coming up to the door.
"Not at home, my lord," said Park
ins, not waiting to be asked
"I know that," replied Lord Thorn
berry; "I just met your master on his
way to the city, and told him 1 was
coming to see him about something I
wished to ask him, and he bejged of
me to come and wait for him. Shall I
go up to the drawing-room'.'"
"If you please, my lord." said Park
inson, passing him on to the groom of
the chambers, who showed him into
the drawing-room and asked him if he
wished to see the duchess
"By no means disturb her grace at
this early hour," said Lord Thorn
berry; "don't even tell her I'm here,
or 1 know she would kindly como
"Yes, my lord" And so the groom
of the chambers and the butler re
turned to their quarters.
In about twenty minutes the draw
ing-room bell rang. Lord Thornberry
was standing in the open doorway
when the groom of the chambers came
"l shan't wait any longer for his
grace," said Lord Thornberry; "I had
no idea he would l>e so long. Tell him
I had an engagement and couldn't
"Yes. my lord," bowed the groom of
the chambers, passing his lordship
down to the butler and a couple of big
powdered-headed footmen, who let him
"That's the new second coachman, I
suppose," observed the butler to one of
the footmen as the carriage drove off.
"No. it isn't," replied his fellow-ser
vant; "it's a man 1 never see before."
"So is the footman for that matter,"
said the butler; "I never laid eyes on
one or t'other before. I don't quite
malce it out."
"Pooh," said the other footman; "no
one never stays no time with the old
earL lie bo too ill-tempered."
When the duke's victoria drove up to
his door it was after one, and before he
could slip the servants and get to
the drawing-room, the groom of the.
chambers told him of Lord Thorn berry's
"Lord Thornberry?" said the duke,
opening his eyes; "I didn't know ho
was in town."
"Why, he said as how he'd met your
grace," said the butler.
"Met me?" demanded the duke.
"On your grace's way to the city."
The duke did not stop to make any
comment on this, but turned and went
upstairs to the drawing-room as fast as
his legs could carry him. His heart
hammering away againi.t his ribs, he
unlocked the cabinet Ah! what a re
lief! There lay the jewel-boxes safe
and sound, all piled up exactly as he
bad left them.
"Georgina is right," he said, throw
ing himself into an armchair; "I'm
making a fool of myself about those
confounded diamonds. 1 hope I haven't
drawn attention to them now. Hut it
won't signify Gcorgina will be want
ing' them so shortly. What a bore it is,
having to dr. .s so early for that tire
some drawing-room! What—the pong
for luncheon already? 1 won't say a
word about Thornberry's visit to Geor
gina. I wond<> what the old fool
meant by saying what he did. I don't
make out his object."
Well, after luncheon, the duchess'
maid requested the duke's valet to ask
his grace for her grace's diamonds. This
was the usual formula.
The duke said: "Certainly, I'll fetch
*cin my si If," and, kmuggling the boxes
out of the drawing-room cabinet, ho
sneaked them into his dressing-room
and from there emerged with them in
liis arms and carried them to the duch
ess' door and gave them into her maid's
Ten minutes later, when the duke
was just beginning to don his lord lieu
tenant's uniform, one of the footmen
knocked at his door with the request
from her grace that he go up to her at
once. Me found the duchess agitated
almost to the point of hysterica. The
boxes were all there, but the diamonds
were all gone, as the duchess found on
oj>ening thein. The reader can imag
ine the mental condition of the duke.
"Infernal old scoundrel!" he shouted;
"Thornberry's bagged 'cm, no doubt
about it- l!y Jove! I'll have him and
his house searched at once."
"lint, my dear," expostulated tho
duchess, "how do you know it was
Lord Thorn berry? You didn't see him?"
"No; but I'arkins and Vrnable* and
two of the footmen did."
"Ilut arc they sure it was he? Do
they know him? Just ring and ask
All tho servants were positive It was
Lord Thornberry, yet tho duchess,
womanlike, refused to be convinced.
One of the chief Inspectors from Scot
land Yard caino in response to a mes
sage from the duke, and the whole
thing was put In his hands Ifo en
joined absolute lecresy at once, anil
the first thing he did, in obedience to
an urgent suggestion from tho duchess,
was to ascertain tho whereabouts of
Lord Thornberry. Ho was at Cannes,
had been there a month, and had never
been away slneo his coining So, of
course, tho theft was committed by
several confederates, some playing the
parts of coachmen and footmen for
tho most adroit of tho three, who
dressed up for tho earl. Tho turnout
and liveries and coronet were all
strictly correct, and were no doubt got
up with tho special object of fooling
the duke's servants.
They escaped tho police for a time
and went abroad, but were finally
i } It
TUB I-.OXKM WKKK ALL TURKIC, HUT TUB
DIAMONDS UKIII. GONE
caught when attempting to dispose of
the stolen stones to a l'aris broker.
Three years behind prison bars paid
tho debt of Justice.
So this is why the duchess of Lin
colnshire and Her daughters. Lady
Muriel and Lady Constance Willow
heigh, did not go to the lust drawing
room. I need only add that, for ob
vious rea - 'lis, I have thought best to
use fictitious names for tho parties In
this little Incident —Cockaigne, In San
The sand-laden winds from tho Lake
Michigan shores have Wiped out tho
town of Sljiga|>orn, near Kaugatuck,
Mich. Every house except ono has
been completely covered up, and tho
family In this lone house has now l>coii
compelled to move into tho second
floor, tlie sand having tilled the first.
Tho same cause. It l» claimed, will
eventually drive the people to tho roof,
as these sand dunes respect neither
man nor his abode, and this little old
town will lieeomo ss thoroughly bur-J
led as PomyvU. J
A GREAT GERMAN.
Count Von Moltke tho Famous
Soldier and Patriot.
Brief lievirw of Ills Grand Life of Four
Score Years and Tro and liis Service*
to Ilia Country—Tile Secret of
"Few and evil, even at their longest
and their best, are the days of mortal
life." So in effect, says the Saturday
Evening Herald, sang- the patriarch
Job. tiventy centuries before the advent
of Christ; and the world is singing that
same song to-day. Few at best, even
If they should st retell out to three score
years and ten! Life looks long in tho
morning, but when the shadows gather
and the day declines how speedily the
hours seem to have fled! Seventy years
looks a long, long time, viewed from
the sunny hillside of early youth. Hut
the days of seventy years are all too
few for the great purposes that crowd
and throng the busy ways of life; and
how few there are who ever reach this
far away goal! To the overwhelming
majority the days are few indeed, and
to very inanv it would seem as if they
were almost as full of evil as of good.
All the world, and Germany especially,
has just had its attention called to a
very remarkable man, whose days have
run in parallel lines with this eventful
century. Gen. Count von Moltke was
born in the year ISOO. It was his rare
lot to bear the staff of pilgrimage tor
fonr score years and ten! If a faithful
record <>f this great German's life could
be made; a record of facts, of thoughts,
of feelings; a record of observations as
well as experiences, of defeats as well
as victories; a true life of the man and
of his time, what an invaluable treas
ure it woul«i be! It would be a history
of the century from a German stand
point, from a great soldier's point
of view. There are some things
about this grim old soldier worth
a passing thought at least. He
is regarded—by all Germans, of
course, and by many who are
not Germans, as the greatest soldier of
this century. None will deny that his
ability, his sagacity and his success
make a sweeping mark in the military
history of the time. When he fought,
ho fought to win, and he generally did
win. Hut this is to be said in his houor
that he did not delight in war, aud that
as far as possible he sought to keep
peace amongst the nations of the earth.
When war became a necessity, and he
believed it was oftc*i a necessity, then
he wanted it to be short, sharp and de
cisive. lie was oftener Inclined to
"hold" than to "let slip" the dogs of
war. There would have been more
wars and more disastrous wars this cen
tury if it hud not been for the restrain
ing policy »f (Jen. von Moltke. As
a patriot, a disciplinarian and a
leader he ranks with the Duke of
Wellington and with our Washing
ton, pur Grant and Logan. .His great
est work was done in his maturer
ago. Ho was scarcely known outside
of Prussia till he was more than sixty
years old TRe hardest and Ite.t work
of his life was done when he had passed
the three score years and ten. Up to
August, 1888, when he resigned the of
fice of chief of staff, he did all the rou
tine work that office demanded. Gen.
von Moltke was indeed a grand old man.
Hismarck will miss him sorely, and now
that his emperor is no more for
William can hardly be called Bis
marck's emperor—and his old comrade
In aim is gone, he too will soon " 'gin
to be aweary o' the sun." Not long ago
an American physician wrote to most
of the notable octogenarians and asked
the secret of their longevity. Moltke's
letter was long and characteristic. All
of importance was crowded into the
last paragraph which we herewith
quote, and so close our notice of tho
grand old German soldier.
"If asked to name the factors which In my
opinion have contributed most to my great lon
gevity. I should «ay they ure:. Flrnt, temper
ance In all the affairs of llfn; second, exercise
tn the open air dally under all circumstance*
without regard to the Inclemency of tho weath
er; third, regularity In thy hours of sleep, my
diet and all my other habits; last—and above
all -to the grace, inercy and goodness of film
who so wisely and beneficently rule* the uni
Tho l*r«aldcnt'n Trip.
Attention is called by tho New York
Herald to the fact that throughout all
tho president's journey around the
circle of ten thousand iniles his train
pursued its prearranged schedule, pass
ing from one lino of railroad to an
other und from state to state without
so much as five minutes delay from any
cause whatever. It met with no acci
dent, and over all the long route the
presidential party were enabled to en
joy their habitual routine of life,
sleeping, eating, bathing, reading,
writing aud talking with as little dis
comfort as if they had l«;cn seated in
the white house, with the added com
fort of not being annoyed by office
seekers. This feature of the journey
Is a remarkable tribute to American
railway management. It could not be
repeated in any other country in tho
PERPETUAL MOT ION PATENTS.
H'liy flic Government Mopped Taking (lie
I i l l of the (.'ranks.
The patent office has recently cased
to lw a party to the fraud of perpetual
motion. Until three years ago it was
customary to take "first fees" (fifteen
dollars) from tho perpetual motion
crunks as well as from all other would
be inventors. Then, in course of time, a
letter was sent to the perpetual motion
applicant telling hltn that his claim
was buried 11; HII i uu irrational principle,
mid that he must, furnish a Working
model. Of course, that was the end of
the application. Tin* model never came,
and the fee icinained in the treasury.
Ahout three yearn 114,'"', says the Ht.
Louis Ulobe-Democrat, I'rinclpal Kx
umincr William L. Aughlnbaugli went
to HID commissioner and suggested
that, as rejeetion of the perpetual mo
tion claim wan inevitable, it would be
fairer to refuse the first fees of such
claimants an<l to send them a circular
immediately upon the tiling of their im
plications telling them that no consid
eration would bo (riven their papers mi
tll a working model was filed. Ibis
course haw been pursued ever since.
liut repeatedly the discoverer of j>or
petual motion has been very indignant
at the rejection of Ids tendered fee.
One way that has been adopted hy the
crunks to jfet around the new rule In
tended for their benefit is to drop the
claim of perpetual motion and put in
the drawing* for a "motor." Notwith
standing the policy of the patent office
to discourage the perpetual motion
craze and to save time and money for
people, at least two or three claims of
this character are put In every month.
Not long ago a Kansas man claim**!
to havo s«-t up the jierpetual motion ma
chine, and to liuve it in opcrution at bis
home. He wrote to the patent office to
know If t!»«i affidavit of Senator l'lumb
Woiihl IK; accepted InsWfl'L of the work
ing model as the basis for a patent.
The examiner felt obliged to refuse.
Sometimes the [icrpclual motion in
ventor appears with 11 pocket full of
bearings and connections which he
asks the examiner to accept as evidence
that lie lias solved the problem. But
the examiner insists that he must see
the perjietual motion l>efore ho grant*
l.ast summer a New York lawyer
named Todd caine all the way to W ush-
Ington with purts of a machine, and had
quite a controversy with the office lte-
OIIUMJ the patent was refused. II•• In
sisted thut he had wen the machine in
operation, that it was running day
after day, and keeping a elder press «o
lin/ to lioot. There was no deviating
from the rule. the lawyer went uaeit
to New York, saying that he would pro
duce the machine. He was not seen
again until tue centennial celebra
tion, when he reminded the ex
aminer of the case and told how he had
been fooled. At the time of making ap
plication the lawyer really beiieved
that his client had discovered the lontf
sonjrht principle. But when he got
bheli t*> New York aud told that the
pate nt had Wen refused the client con
fessed. The (lerpetual motion was no
motion at all. l*ower was concealed iu
the eider pres.. It ran the press and the
press made the perp-'tual motion ma
chine go t.vi The Inventor hail been
charging t. n cents admission to see
perpetual motion. He had fooled the.
public and his lawyer, and he hoped
to s'ip through a claim.
Tea with UIIH.
The charming literary wife of a cel
cbrated New York artist lately intro
duced tho pretti • t sort of a new
wrinkle in tlu- .erving of her afternoon
tea Whoa first she handed round the
steaming cups, each with a white.
Bower-like fragment floating <>n top,
her guests were greatly interest. ,1 over
i:>> .ration. Thou she explained,
and, while adding a slice <>f lemon aud
cube . f sugar to the fragrant I>cvcr.ige,
eo .-hod tho women pre- . nt as to how
they might go and Mo likewise. It 'ap
pears she bought crisp, coarse tarlatan,
cut it up in squares of five by six inches,
pinked the edges in sharp, deep scal
lops. and then, putting a spoonful of
Russian caravan tea in the center,
tied the leaves in a tiny sack by means
af a bit of heavy thread. By ruffling out
the loose portions she obtained a blos
soiny look for her new-fashioned tea
balls, and not only added immensely to
the daintiness of her tub]' and cups,
hut made it possible for each guest to
suit bis or lier particular taste. Some
choose to let tlie tea-lily remain until
strength is attained, while those liking
the weaker drink sooa remove tho tarla
On tho Altar of Vanity.
A malicious maid who had to leave
the service of Princess Frederick
Charles of Prussia against her will has
been tclliag in the most plausible way
the means which her royal highness
adopts to maintain a slim waist despite
her advancing years. According to this
authority the process is as follows:
When her royal highness lias almost
finished her toilet tho service of two
sturdy maids with remarkably long
hands are requisitioned. These ser
vitors press the sides and front of the
corset whilo the mistress of the robes
pulls the lacos with all her might, and
are not allowed to relax their efforts un
til the princess-by a little gasp indicates
that tho pressure has become almost
"Blood oranges" have been investi
gated by order of the health officer of
Washington. Tho story that they are
"flxed" with a syringe ami a little ani
line dye has »eeii going the rounds of
the newspapers. It was seen by Dr.
Townsend. and as the supply of "blood
oranges" In the Washington market
seemed to be abundant he directed an
inquiry with a view of condemning tho
fruit if it had been tampered with. The
chemist to whom tho matter was re
ferred says in his report: "The oranges
ire nat urally stained, no artificial color
ing of any kind having been used. The
una 11 spot on the side is a fungus spot
Hid not a puncture. It Is impossible to
stain uu orange, by injeeting any arti
ficial staining tluid into the fruit either
before or after plucking from tho tree."
THE WIZARD'S LATEST.
fcdliou Win Kililblt Several *»emil»liliig
Invention* at the Wtrld'i Fair.
Thomas A. Edison, the famous elec
trician und inventor, is preparing to as
tonish the world by the exhibit he will
make at tho world's fair in 1893. "I
shall have two or three things to show,"
said he recently, "which I think will
both surprise and please the visitors to
the electrical department of the exposi
tion. which, by the way, I aiu fully con
vinced, will be a great success. Two of
tlieso inventions are not yet ready to bo
described, or even characterized. Tho
third, however, is so nearly perfected,
that I do not hesitate to say something
"I hope to bo able by the invention to
threw upon a canvas a perfect picture
of anybody, and reproduce his words.
Thus, should l'attl be singing some
where, thin Invention will put her full
length picture upon the canvas HO per
fectly as to enable one to distinguish
every feature and expression of her
face, see all her actions and listen to
the entrancing melody of her peerless
voice. The invention will do for the
eye what the phonograph has done for
the voice, and reproduce the voice as
well, In fact, more cluarly. I liavo al
ready perfected tlus Invention so far as
♦o 1M: able to picture a prize fight—the
two men, the ring, the intensely inter
ested faces of those surrounding it--and
you can hear the sound of the blows,
the cheers of encounigement and the
yells of disappointment. And when
this Invention shall have been perfect
ed," said Mr. Edison with the trace of
enthusiasm's glow In his face, "a man
will Ikj able to sit in hi* library at home,
ami, having clectri<*al connection with
the theater, see reproduced on his wall
or a piece of canvas the actors, and hear
anything they say. I can place one so
It will command a street corner, and
after letting it register the passing
sights for a time, I can have It cast them
on a canvas so that every feuture and
(notion of the passers, even to the
twitching of the face, can be seen, and
If a friend passed during the time, you
inay know it. This Invention will bo
called the 'Kinetograph.' Theflrsthalf
of the word signifies 'motion,' and the
last 'write,' and both together mean
the jiortrayal of motion. The Inven
tion combines photography and phonog
Mr. Edison occupied nearly an acre
with his exhibit at the Paris exposition.
As he wishes to show at Chicago all that
ho exhibited at l'aris, and numerous
other things besides, he Is desirous of
iK'lng accorded a greater space In INVB.
The electrical exhibit Is expected to bo
the wonder of the exposition.
A D—air Plant.
The kali niujah, or death plant, of
Java, has flowers which continually
give ofT a perfume s<j powerful as to
overcome, If Inhaled for any length of
time, a full-grown man, and which kills
all forms of tnsect life that come under
( remallon In Japan.
Cremation flourishes In Japan. Toklo
has six crematories. In which the
bodies of at leust one-third of the dead
are burned. In IMB 11,038 of the 34,-
•137 persons who died were cremated,
and since burial in the city was for
bltklen the number has been Increased.
According to the stylo of cremation,
the price is |3.?5, S'J or sl. Hixty-slx
pounds of wood, Whic* cost approxi
mately twenty-flve cent*, suffice for
the b -ning of a body In three hours,
A ItKit Itrosk.
"And why were you discharged from
your lust place?"
"I'd served roc time."—Judge
Perdlta —Thry sn.v the baron Is a I'ole.
Penelope—lie's worse than that.
ft stick. — Munsey'a Weekly.
- MUlc 1 lonu:.' w*s tolling his grand
mother what he had learned inSundny
school. "Ada n wi-i the llr.t man.
Methuselah *v:i« the oldest man. .loir
was the most puth-nt man. Moses was
tin- worst man-' "Why lloriiee"
"Yos'iu. he was lie broke all the ten
ColiiiiiiMidiueuls at oiico."
DEEP SEA SECRETS.
Important Diecovorioa Mado in
tho Pacific Ocean.
Many lul<-rnllii( tact* t.rariMil About
Hif .iloai; Oar Wntrrd
( uam Slngßltr Change*
The L'nite.l States steamer All .atrosa
lately ct>mploted a survey of eertoin
waters of the i'aeific which have never
been subjected heretofore to scientlflo
examination. There is a largo portion
of tho Pacific ocean lying off the north
west coast of South America which haa
never been examined as to its fauna,
temperature and currents. The Alba
tross, with Lieutenant Commander Z. L.
Tanner in command and I > rof. Agaasiz,
the greatest living naturalist, repre
senting the United States fish commis
sion, was sent to discover what these
waters contain ou the surface, at the
bottom and in the intermediate depths.
The tirst work was done, says the
Chicago Post, between Panama bay and
the Cocos and Malpelo Islands, off the
coast of Ecuador. On March 20 work
was begun outside of these waters,
reaching from Cape San Francisco, on
the coast of Ecuador, to the Galapagos
islands, and thence on up to Acapulco,
Mex., along the coast of the latter
country, through part of the Gulf of
California and returning back to
Guaymas. The work was thorough
and Prof. AgassU's report will contain
much interesting data. lie discovered,
while at the Galapagos islands, the al
most entire disappearance of the
tortoise for which the islands were for
merly celebrated. Not many years ago
whaling vessels put in at this place to
trade in these animals and hnndreda
could be caught within an hour or two.
On a former trip the Albatross brought
to Washington a lot of tortoises. On
her recent visit to tho islands a day's
search resulted in the capture of only a
The fauna discovered by Prof.
Agassiz and his assistants In these
waters are olmwA identical with that
found in West Indian seas. This is ac
cepted as additional and important
proof that the Isthmus of Panama is of
comparatively recent creation. In
precretaceous times the Carribcan sea
is supposed to have been a bay of tho
Pacific ocean, and tho similarity of tho
fauna iu both is believed to indicate tho
truth of the theory.
IVof. Agassiz has been a little disap
pointed in the specimens of deepjsea
fauna secured. They are not nearly so
rich as those found among the West
Indies and along the eastern coast of
North America. This is thought to be
due to the absence of "any great current,
such as the Gulf stream in the Atlantic,
which carries with it large amount* of
food. The surface fauna was also In
striking contrast with that of the At
lantic from the sainc cause. There was
a noticeable diminution of the great
amount of animal matter which is
found in the Gulf stream.
Probably the most Interesting and
valuable result of the Albatross' work
practical use of a new Instru
ment for obtaining specimens from the
Intermediate waters. There has never
been any tronhle In ascertaining tho
character of the fauna that exists on
the surface of tho water, as a scoop net
would bring in the required specimens,
and the living things at tho bottom of
the sea could lie discovered by dredging;
but It was never before possible to as
certain with nuy degree of accuracy
what kind of fish or sea animals In
habited the middle waters. The In
strument in question is a net which can
be lowered to any desired depth and
then opened and closed, bringing up In
Its folds whatever living tiling was
swimming übout in those depths. It
was generally used and found to bo very
effective. Another practical use U>
which this apparatus can be put Is to
discover the habits of many of tho well
known food fishes which frequent the
surface at certain seasons and then dis
appear, like the mackerel and the
blue fish. It lias never been known
where they go after their season at the,
banks. It is now possible to leara
whether the theory that they seek the
intermediate waters In the open sea is
A t'omlog Martlaat.
The ten-year-old crown prince of Ger
many appears to be in a fair way of bo
coming an Insufferable little prig. A
few days ago, when returning with his
brothers from a drive, the palace guard,
as usual, turned out on the approach of
the Imperial children. As the carriage,
had driven up rather rapidly the men
were forced to run as fast as they could
to assume their place in the ranks, and
one unfortunate follow, in his haste,
forgot his gun. This was Immediately
noticed by tho crown prince, who, aa
soon its ever the carriage had stopped.
Instead of entering the palace, hurriad
off with his brothers to the officer in
command of the guard for the purpose
of lodging a complaint against the sol
dier who had apj>eared without his rifle.
Tho result was that the soldier was sen
tenced to four days' arrest and to a
further term of fatigue duty for his ro
mlssnsss, while tho lierlln papers arc
filled with laudatory notices of the mili
tary feeling and precision of the future
emperor of Germany.
N>* Ituuko Cinrne In Tarts.
Paris' most popular bunko gamo Just
now Is played thus: A well-dressed
stranger with a handbag hurries into
a hotel restaurant near a railway sta
tion. ruts a fine dinner, and engages
the luudlord in conversation. He
praises the cooking, and. after paying
his bill, promises to make the hotel his
headquarter* during his frequent visit*
to the city. As he opens the door to
leave ho calls back for the landlord's
name. When tho landlord gives It the
stranger remarks: "Curious, that is my
name, too," asks the landlord to earo
for letters or packages to his address,
and leaves, letters come for the
stranger and aro called for by "his
valet." Finally a package comes and
Is also carried off. That Is all. Tho
trick Is up. ami the landlord and tho
tradesman who sent round the packag*
may settle the loss us best they can.
nird* anil 8ni»ll» KmiilnfJ ">• Com
position of Mullein*.
"To Anoint tho Rlcketed Child's
Limbs, ami to recover It In a short
time, though the Child bo so lame as to
Ifo upon Crutches. —Take a peck of
j*anlen snails and brulso them, put
them In a coarse canvas bag, aud haiqf
it up, und set a dish under it to receive
tho liquor that dropixith from tliem,
therewith anoint the Child In every
joynt which you percclvo to bo weak,
beforo tho fire every mornlny and
evening. This I have known to make
a Child that was extrcaui weak to jfo
alone, usinjf It only a weeks time."
liy the tuany reclpo given tor curi
ous oyla, plaisters, oy ntments, and
salves, one jiuljfos that tho efficacy of
"outward applications" was seldom
called in question.
'•Oy! of Swallows" attracts oao's at
tention; it would very hard to "make."
What kind of swallows? where could
one lln<l them, and how catch them?
"Take swallows a* many as you can
(jet, ten or twelve at least* and put
them quick Into a mortar." Alive or
dead? feathers an«l all? we query.
Unto these "pounded" swallows are
added many a'" l "Nwttf#-
foot Oyl or May butter," much "wax
and n pint of Hellet Oyl." tho whole
mess strtUftod through a canvas cloth.
Truly a fine oU for divers complalnta.
—Elizabeth Uoblnaon. ln Popular Sci
ence Monthly. >