The star. (Reynoldsville, Pa.) 1892-1946, June 07, 1893, Image 1
I ftwf. mm VOLUME 2. KEYX0LDSV1LLK, I'EXN'A., WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 1893. NUMBER 5. Urtllrodti fflmi CaMre. TjlTFKXfirwtTK 11 KSTKK & 1'ITTS Hl'lUill KAILWAY. Tin-slum Hiii- lieitteen 1'iilloK Hldimny, Prndfiird, Hnlnmiineii. Itnfliiln. Km-he-der. NliigHifi rutin nnd point In the iil''' ""(in nnd after Nov. l:H1i. IW. nnwen gertrtiltinwlll nirlvennd depnri from riiln t'reckntiitlim, dally, except fundiiy, flu fol- Tiiu' A. M. Hrndfnrd Arrommodnlliin-Kor nihil Ninth between l-'nll t'rrek nnd llnidford. 7:IA n. m. mixed trnln for I'tinxniitnwney. 10:O5A.M.- Iliitlnlontid Hin-henler miill-lor HrncKwnvvllle. Kldu-wiiy..lihiinnliiint,Mt. Jewetl, Hindfuid.HiliiiiiiiiiiH, Hunnlo nnd Knehenter; cnnneetln nt. .tohnwinlHir Willi I. K. iniln :t. for Wilcox, hum-, lni-f-i.n f'ju-rv find Krle. 10:&A A. !. AriMiinniiMlntlon For Hullo!, Syki'H, Ilia Knn mid ninXMiltiiw ney. 'It A. .T VI-l-lllltlMIMIIIl ...... vle Ilia Knn mid I'linXMlltnw ney. l.on li XI ItftKlff irtl Aefiimmodiittnn r Hi-eehtree, llimkwiivvllle, r.iinmin, i nr mon, Klduwiiy, .limitnonliurir, Mt.Jcwett Hiid llniilford. , 4:50 I'. M. Mil 1 1 For HullnK Sykcn, lllR Kiiti, lMinxniiliiwney nml Wnlnlim. 7lS& I'.Sl. ArnininiixlMtlmi-l or lhiHuHnlK lluti nnd I'linxnulHwney. Train Arrive 7:10 A. M AiTommodiitlon iinXKiiliiKiK'V; li: A.M. .Mull from wnl Mon nnd riinxniltliwiiey; li):M A. M.. Ai conimiMlntlon from llnidford! 1:20 r. M ., Aeenmmodiitlnn from I'linxnutiiwnry, 4:S0 1'. M Mull from Hiiffiilo nnd Hin-hcnters 7:ltt I'. M., Aceninmndiithm from llnidford. Thoiiwind mile tleket nt two cent per mile. iiikmI for pieewiio between nil nlutlim. j. II. Mc-Intyhk. Agent, I'lilhereek, I'll. J. II. HAIIIIKTT. K. l.AI'KY. Uenrrnl dipt. Hen. I'a. Awiit Hi milord I'll. Km-hc-iter N.. A IXKGTIKNY VALLKY RATT,VAY t'OMTANY commonclno; SundHy Poc. IS, 112. Ixiw (Jrndo DlvtHiun. No.l.lNo..V Nu.n. nil A. 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MayHVille Oak l(ldi.'e n M 5 :i 7 (H. 7 HI 7 114 7 44 7 M 0 41 Oil II I 2 k mil K I: h ail k :ri 11 :ir 7 In 12 fv 12 IV n in A .) 7 211 7 Ski H 411 7 4il 7 H7 n in B III H 4h A U.V II I7l II 21 n 441 10 04; in i. 10 2.1 n :i TSew Heihlidiem 11 i.v I.nwFtonlutm. ljed Hunk.... 11 4; 10 no A. M P. M.A M.I P. M, Tralnn dally oxeept Sunday. DAVID McOAHOO, Okn'i.. ftirr., I'htNliurg, I'll. J AS. P. ASDF.USOX, UKK'I.. Task. Adt., t'ltlxhiirg, Pa PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. IN EFFKCT MAY 21, 181)3. Philadelphia & Eric Knllroiid Dl vision Time Tamo. I ruliw leave nrinwonu. I.ASTWAKIt 9:04 A M Train k, daily exeept Hmiday for Ftinimry, narriHnurj; ann iiuiTmeiiiaxe niii' Violin, nn iTinii ri 1 ,i.-iiiiin ".. r. m.t 'ew Voi U. U M l. H . 1 Kalllnioru. H:4A I'. M.t WaHlilngton, Nil?! P. M. riillman Parlor ear from Willlamiport and paHHongor coaehon from Kane to Philiulelphlu. 8::m P. M. Train II, dally exeept Kiindny for llHrrlNburg and Intermedlaui kiiiiIoiim, nr rlviinr at IMilladelliliia 4:: A. M.l New Vork. 7:10 a. M. Through eoaeh from IIiiIIoIh to xvmiamapnrt. riillman Mopping earn irom llarrlnhiirg to Plillndelphln anil New York. I'hlladulphla paiwengerN ran remain in xleeper uiiillstlirlM-d unl 11 7:1x1 A. M. S-.SI5 P. M. Train 4. daily for Hiinhurv. llnrrln burg and Inlurmedlato hi minim, arriving at Philadelnhla. niM) a. M.: New York. Il::m A. m.i Halilinora, :2U A. M.l Vahlngton,7:.'l0 A.M. Pullman earn and pniwenger eoaehen from Krle and WllllHnmportto Phlladelpliia. PaHHtiiigera in nieeimr for Haltlmore and Wanlilngton will be I mm-ferred Into WbkIi- ington Bluuiwr at iiarriHiiurg. WEHTWAUI). 7:3.1 A. M. Train 1, dally exeept Sunday for Itldgway, I u Hols, Clermont and Inter medlnte Htnlloiin. Leaves Kldgway lit a:U0 p. m. for JM'lll. :.10A.M Train 8, dally for Erlo and lnter- lnedlnun nolntM. 6:27 P. M. Train 11, dally exeept Hunilny for Kane and Intermediate ntatloiiH. TUHOIHill TltAINrt Ft 1 It HKIFTWOOI) FKOM THE KAHT AND HOUTII. TRAIN II leaven Phlladeliiliia n:N) A. m. Washington, 7.WA. M.i llultlmnre, mini. M. Wilkenliarro. 10:1.1 A. M.i daily except Hun l'ulimau Parlor cur from Plilluduipliiu to l..u ...lull., .. Ilrlfltu.ul nl A9? n u with vllllaninMirt. THAIN a leaven New York at 8 p. m.: Phllo delnliia. 11:20 n. ni.: Vanhlnglon. 10.40 a. ni. Baltimore, 11:40 p. 111. dally arriving at Irift.wood lit ll:A0 a. in. Pullman Hleeiilng ram from Phlladeliiliia to Krle and from wiiKtilngton anu italllliiore to w iuiamsHir: ' and I hrouirh iiaHnemrer eoaeben from Phlla del phi a to F.rle and Hultlniore to WiUiums port and to Dulfoln. TRAIN 1 leaves Itenovo at 6:3.1 a. m.. dully exunpt Huiuliiy, arriving at Driftwood 7:aS ' JOHNSONBURG RAILROAD. (Dullv except Bunday.) TRAIN 10 leaven lilditwitv at 11:40 a. m.l John. sonhurg at l):oo a. ni., urrlvlng ut C'lurmout at u. ni. TWAIN Ull leaves dermont at 10:M a. m. ar riving at Jolinnonliurg at 11:40 a. m. and King way at it :ou u. ni. li IDGWAY & CLEARFIELD R. R. DAILY EYCEPT SUNDAY. 1 BOUTUWAU11. NOHTHWABD. P. M A.M. STATIONS. A.M. P.M. WiS 940 Itldgway T5S foci ' 12 In 4M Inland Kun 1 20 U 51 12 22 OKI Mill Ilavon lilt 6 411 " , 12;il 10 02 Di-oyland 1IIH tia.1 liim 10 10 HhortnMlllH 12.111 6 SO 1A 42 10 IA lllue HH'k 12 A4 tl 2.1 12 44 10 17 Vineyard ttun 12 A3 6 2a 12 4M 20 20 Currier 12 AO II 21 100 HUB Broekwayvllln 12 ilk II (W 110 10 42 Mi'MInn tiunimlt 12 all 5A7 114 10 4k llarveyn Kun 12 211 6,12 120 10 AA Fulln Cl-eok 12 20 6 45 14A 11 OA Dullols 12 (J6 6iW THAINB LEAVE KIPOWAY. F.aMlward. Wentwurd. Train n, t :17 a. ni. .' Train a, 11:;14 a. m Tntlull, 1:4.1 p, in. Train 1, 8:00 p. m Train 4, 7:AA p. m. Train 11, 8:26 p. ui It M. I'llEVOKT, ' Gun, Muuuger. J. It. WOOD. ON LIFE'S BANQUET 8TAIR3. We pus earn other on life's !nnniiot r.tnlrn; New gnents urn innnnting to the fnntnl unlit. V Idle wo defreml tritfethrr to the Duht, Clone muffled 'gainst the outnldo wintry airs. They tread upon our shadows n the y rtlmb Vlth quick, strong stops to Join tho orowo and crush. We noe In sparkling eyes and nprnklnu blush How expectation gilds the coming time. Young forms go by on, tonnlng rosy sprays. In brave appnrel, tints or llnwcr and nird. Of blonsom patches by the mimmor stlrr'd. With sheen of silk and arms that srnltrr rays. Knew we snch cost, truo hunrt, when mount. Ing up? Such haste to lift the rhnllee to onr lips. To learn if pleasure sweeter Is in sips. Or when, with manhood's thirst, we drain the enpf Shall wo stand by and carp at these and suyi "Oo, giddy ones and mothlike Are youi wing. Pleasure la pain, and laughter sorrow brings!" Shall we speak thus who one were young as they? Farewell! We've supp'd. Life's wine was keen and bright) Old friends move by nnd gain the outer door; iiionmu uiuns uiiuuisniiu n uui mvi u iirui And past the shadows gleams the dlstnnt light! W. W. Alasten. The Ilrain Work of Fashion, Fashion makors, like poets, are born, not inuile. It is not the ftreat artists or the leading aociety lniHes, not even the fiiinous beauties, any more, that make the mode. Tliey introiluce it, Indorse, it, realize its piwHibilities, nnd nil the world follows. But the real inventor of motley like the inventors of other innr vols, live nnhonored and die unsnnp;, while tlie other fellow Rfts the benefit. They are qniet women or men, unknown to the fashionable clientele, employed by leading business houses to puzzle out week after week something now and startling, to evolve from their inner con sciousness effective novelties to catch the fancy of rich ond capricions women animated by a desire to outshine their kind. And these qniet women are playing a great part in tho cultivation of the Ixmu tiful and the encouragement of art. Why should it bo accounted as less an art to minister unto the taste for the beautiful in the dress of women than in the elevation of the ideal in fine build ings or exquisite hangings nnd decora tions, save only that the art of dress hns no perpetuity, no fixed nnd unalterable standard of excellence? New York Bun. Wealthy Heirs In a Hovel. Here Is a pathetic story from Sydney: A leading solicitor of that city one morn ing' roneived instructions to hunt np a young man who had quitted England 10 years previously. After a considerable amount of trouble his efforts were re warded, and he won directed to a certain hovol in a low qnarter of Sydney. Thoro he found a hut, which boasted a box and pile of rags and straw for its sole fur niture. A weary woman, with traces of former beauty in her face, begged that she and her former husband should not be turned ont of their dismal abode until the latter was better, and a hollow eyed invalid, stretched on a pile of rags in the corner, echoed the petition. And these two people were the heirs to a fortune of 30,000. Boston Traveller. Breeding Two-tailed Goldfish. It is the general belief of many leading lchthologists that the goldfish really be longs to no genera or specie in fact, they believe it to be a monster brought about through breeding. This belief has been strengthened by the fact that it is now well known that the ingenious Celestial has actually bred a whole colony of gold' fish, each having two well developed tails and two sots of anal fins. Biologists of national reputation in this country say that it would be equally as easy a task to breed quadrupeds with eight logs. Bt, Louis Republic. Strange Acta of the Apostles, 'Mamma," said 5-year-old Nina, just returned from Sunday school, "I dont like the disciples. I think they were illy." "The dreadful child!" said mamma to papa. "What does she mean?" "What makes you think so, Nina?" asked papa. "Why," replied Nina, "our lesson to day said thoy went through a cornfield on Sunday and pulled each other s ears, New York Tribune. MTiat He Forgot. Little Johnny Can I have some more pie? Momma Do not say "can;" say, "May I have?" Little Johnny I forgot. Mamma Forgot what? Little Johnny That I have to be par ticular about grammar w'en I ask for ple.-3ood News. The Ilullet and the Opera. As early as 1750 the ballet had been separated from the opera and given an independent dramatic form. Later on in the century the ballet assumed the form of a great rhythmical pantomime, and for many decades was kept in the theater of Milan in most exalted style. Musio and Drama, "Oh, mamma, see the poor horses! They go all the time, and they don't got anywhere," suid a small boy compassion ately, pointing to the horses at work in the thrashing machine. Leo XIII ie the only pope that ever sauntered down London's famons Picca dilly. The pope performed the feat when, as mgr. rvcel, be visited London m ISM. Llvellrs In Knglnnd and Knrnpn, Liveries of uncommon nnd nnheraldio shades nre morn common in England than on tho emit inent. Tho Blounts, for Instance, dress their servants in Marengo pepper nnd salt, nnd there is to bo seen n the parks a well known livery of vio let, with nmaranthi'no facings a rather startling combination. However, as . a rnlo, good form nnd good taste nre on the side of simplicity, nnd tho hnbitunl livery in the best English houses is a black or dark coat, with only the colored or striped waistcoat and the dress white tie. The long white tie fastened with a pin is only allowable to tho coachman and tho footman who rides on the box. The butler in England permits him self or is permitted to indulge in a li cense which is nnhenrd of nbrond. lie appears till dinner time in a dress coat, the rest of the costume wing emphatic ally a morning one. Abroad this is nev er done. Either this functionary does not show, or he is invnriably in a full dress suit. On great occasions nnd in some aristocratic houses this is ex changed for the black coat "a la Fran caise," tho black silk breeches and stock ings, and sometimes even a slender court sword, sheathed in black. Tho con- iergo or hall porter 011 gala days wears a rich, heavy gallooned uniform, shoes nnd silk hose, Tils big cocked hat worn straight ncross tho forehead en bataille, nnd ho carries a tall, massive, silver headed cane. For coachman and footmen tho winter tunny caped overcoat has been almost entirely superseded by tho lingo fur tip pets and long fur culls reaching nearly to tho elbow. Some of theso have been known to cost large sums of money. London Lotter. Nodding Ofl to Sleep. The loss of voluntary power in a person sinking quietly into sleep is very grad ual. An object is grasped by the hand while yet nwnlco it is seen to bo held less and less firmly as sleep comes on. till nt last nil power is gone, and it falls away. The head of a iktscjii in a sitting posturo gradually loses tho support of the muscles which sustain it upright; it droops by degrees and in tho end falls upon tho chest. Tho head falls by the withdrawal of power from pnrticular muscles, tho slight shock thence ensuing partially awakens and restores this pow er, which again raises the head, and this falling and .raising, or in other words the nodding, continues ns long as tho dozing off to sleep whilo in a sitting posture continues. At tho precise moment when tho mind loses its consciousness there results a general relaxation of nil tho muscles. If tho body bo nt reBt in a lying posture, thoro is no marked result, but if the body be in nn uneasy posture, such ns sitting, then tho relaxation of tho mus cles causes tho falling of the head and nodding described. Brooklyn Eaglo. Ianger In the Thoughtless Compliment, "That woman," said another as the person to whom she referred passed out of bearing, "is the victim of careless ad miration. Somo one told her years ago that she had fine teeth, and since then she has cultivated a smilo which shall keep them well in evidence. I sometimes wonder if it is not my part as a friend to toll her how wholly the effect of her good teeth is lost in the set grin into which her smile has degenerated to show them. "Auother woman I know similarly suffers from the remark of a sentimental friend on tho tender droop of her mouth. She hns drooped and drooped it ever since, till the lines have settled into a most unbecoming because uimaturul ex. pression, "But perhaps tho most common ex ample of the evil results of ill judged praisp is the perpetual laughter. She has really a contagious or musical laugh, and of course somebody, often more than one somebody, has told her of it. And so the laugh rings out interminably and exasperatingly. Beware the pitfalls of a thoughtless compliment." Now York Times. Tastes of Genius In Youth. It is probable that the great men of the past developed themselves as their tastes and inclinations led. They did not learn all they learned because some one else bad leurned it, even if certain branches were a foregone conclusion, and that which they did learn they learned be cause they felt the impulse and tho need It is not the man who is just likeovery other man who helps the world along tho most, but the man whose different train- ing and growth makes him individual and gives him a coign of vantage that ho would miss if he went slipping along just like overy one else. Give the "backward boy" his chance, then, at that which suits him best and be sure no barm can happen. Harriet Prescott Spofford in Chicago News. Sponging With Cold Water. Whoever feels a chilly sensation after a worm plunge and experiences difficul ty in regaining her normal temperature should try the experiment of sponging herself with cold v. ater when she leaves the hot bath and see if the slight shock will not tone up the skin and prevent any subsequent chill. Harper s Bazar, A census of the great trees of Cali fornia, the "giant redwoods," reveals the fact that there is even 8,075 of them left, the average diameter of the lot being 83 feet ' It woe at a beach plcnio that little TVillv Baked thonffhtfullv. "Mamma. they put salt into the seat why don't Wiey put pepper iq wor Lord Derby and Mr. tllndntnne. We have lost a great intelligence in Lord Derby a great intelligence, per haps, rather than a great intellect. For we fancy there is a slight difference of signification between the two. For ex ample, it would be hard to imagine minds more different in their constitu tion than Lord Derby's nnd Mr. Glad stone's. Lord Derby's pure intelligence was in many respects much the wider of the two. ne saw with much more impartial vision both what was not to his mind nnd what was, but the result was that he often, especially in early life, rather chilled than attracted the sympathy of those whJm ' he ad dressed. His light was eminently dry light, cold light almost at times bleak light. He seemed to say, "This Is my view, and so far ns I enn judge the complete view, but if yon cannot follow me that is no business of mine, and I am quite indifferent whether 'you agree with me or not." Mr. Gladstone's attitude of mind is al most as unlike as it can be. He seldom gives the impression of any detachment at all. He is enger, vehement, playful, persuasive, sympathetic, in tho highest sense impressive. He is nothing less than impartial on any subject Into which ho enters with his whole mind, but he makes yon forget this in the charm of his invitation to agree with him. Lord Derby's nrgnmentative shots were what nre technically termed "chilled shots" ns compnred with Mr. Gladstone's. If those shots did their work, they did it with a certain ostentations frigidity as to the effect. London Spectator. They Ilad Never Seen Itosee. Two ladies, managers, came into a school the other morning shortly after it hnd opened. One of them wore a beau tiful jacqueminot rose, on which the eyes of the whole school were nt once turned admiringly. Noting this, the owner of tho flower gave it to one of the teachers for the children. "Now, children, how many of you know what this is?" asked the young lady, holding up the flower. Nearly ev ery little one shook his head to indicate ignorance. One small boy and a couple of little girls pipod out with great importance: "It s a posie, please, ma am. But no one had ever heard of a rose Most of tho children had never seen one before. The flower was passed along ond small noses lingered longingly over its fragrance, while dirty little palms patted its velvet petals caressingly. No one saw or thought of anything that morning but tho rose. The teacher put it in a glass of water to preserve it, and when school was dismissed each child was rondered supremely blissful by the gift of a tiny petal. As they filed ont of the door each little waif clutched his treasure tightly in his small hand, while he murmured teftly to himself the name, "Pitty wose, pitty wose." Pittsburg Chronicle. An Adjective That Pleased. Thoro is a modo of speech which may bo termed enpheniistio by those who are fond of "colling a spade a spado," but is it ,not rather tho natural expression of tho charity which nover faileth? To say the best of others is a manifest duty, and to do it in the prettiost language en hances it wonderfully. And where de fects exist that are commented on by the unfortunato possessor in that ill judged fashion which attempts to as sume indifforenco to the imperfections how deftly may the confidante turn the current of self depreciation into a smooth er channel by "a nice derangement of epitaplis." A young girl bowailod her thinness in the hearing of a man of tact, who instantly exclaimod: "Thinl Why, you are ethereal! Possibly no sermon tliat tills courtly clergyman ever preached was more im- mediately productive of good results than his well chosen adjective. His hearer, delightod with tho synonym, which involved no sacrifice of truth, but which gavo it a more attractive present ment, resolved thenceforth so to choose her words as to present realities in their most favorablo light, and to make truth palatablo instead of a hard, bitter and in digestible morsel, Now York Recorder. l'oor Frlnce. Vantardet, a native of Marseilles, has started practico as a dentist in Paris. Somo friends of his ono day happened to mention the niiino of tho Prince of X "Ah, the dear prince," said Vantardet, "how is he getting onr "Do you know him?" inquired one of the party. "I should think I did! I have already drawn more than 10 teeth for liim.H-- Chunvarl. Sending Photographs to the President. What under the sun do people suppose Mr. Cleveland wants of their photo graphs? Do they thtnk the White House runs an identification bureau? This to one of the craziest crazes the American people suffer from. Apparently there is an Insane idea in the popular minds that the president wants to make a national photograph album to look at when he isn't busy. Every mail brings its quota of photographs, which includes the ba bies named after members of the White House family, all the "first" voters for Cleveland, all bis discoverers, their wives and families, all the freaks that spring up, ana pictures 01 ail sorts of places. Mr. Cleveland, however, never sees them. The envelopes are opened by .callous hearted clerks, utterly unappreciative of these works of art, and the photographs are added to the great heap already col lected. Mrs. MoGulrk In Kate Fluid's Washington. VOTING 8IX HUNDRED YEAM8 AGO. Safeguards Against fraud Employed at City Elertlons In Florence. Nowadays when almost all the na tions of the world are discussing the adoption of the Australian ballot system people little realize that such ideas are not as new as they seem. Well nigh six centuries ngo in the city of Ftorence wns organized a system of voting resem bling in its essential principles the ballot recently adopted. This is not mere hear say either, for a historian who lived at that time, Giovanni Vlllanl, has given us a full account of it. The city of Florence had begun to tire of the arrogance nnd bribing methods of the nobles about the year 1!)33, so it de cided to pass laws by which fair elec tions might be held. The city was gov erned by six priors, elected for a term of two months. Now, it was decided by an assembly that these priors, together With two persons selected from each of the six districts of Florence, should come together and make a list of all the citi zens more than 80 years of nge in Flor ence that were at M worthy of the office of prior. This list was then presented to a coun cil of 07 of the principal officers and "wise men" of the city, who voted on each name separately. The votes were collected by six "wtoe and discreet" monks. They consisted of white and black beans, and it took 08 black beans to elect a candidate. The counting was done secretly in a neighboring room by the monks, nnd the result was Immedi ately announced to the assembly, who proceeded to vote on tho next name. When the whole list nml thus been gone through, all thoso who were elect ed had their names written together on a large scroll and also each name written separately on a little slip. These littlo slips were thrown into a bag. And then comes a quaint custom. The large scroll was kept In tho sacristy of the convent of the Fran Predicatori. The bags, one for each office in the government, were put in a strong chest that was locked, nnd tho three keys that could open it were given, one to Frnti Convorsi di Suttimo, one to the capitnno or general of the Florentine army and one to the sacristan of the Frati Minor! Tho chest itself was stored in the sacristy of tho latter monks. It is seen how religiously all bribery and ballot box stuffing was stopped. No Florentine, no motter how much ho hated the monks, would dare to commit such a crime in the sacristy of a ohurch. He did not fool anxious to be burning in a hell fire after he died. But to go on with the election, for as yet no officer had been elected, he had only been de clared eligible to the office. Whon election time came around, the thirteenth day of every other month, the priors, with the general council of tho peoplo, would assemble and cause the chest to be brought forth. Then, in the presence of the entire assembly the bags containing the slips wore taken out, and after being oarofully mixed one slip was takon ont from each, and the person whose name was on that slip was de clared elected. Thus an entirely new set of officers was chosen every time. This mode of election, Vlllanl tells us "was ratified in a full parliament in the place of the priors whore many people were congregated and where many speeches were mado, praising tho law and condemning to severe punishment those who might oppose it." And yet we say socialism is essentially a thing of the present century. Pittsburg Chroni cle-Telegraph. Ilnuxlte Ores In the South. Information hns coino to the two im portant scientific bureaus in Washing, ton, the geological survey and the Smith sonian institution, of absolutely inex haustible deposits of bauxite ores in Ala bama and Georgia, which give promise of solving the chief difficulty herotofore encouutorcd in the cheap production of aluminium for commercial purposes, Specimen lumps of these ores analyzed at the Smithsonian institution show 48 per cent of pure aluminium In the light tints anu u per cent in tne crown shades, whereas ordinary clay contains on an average only 83 per cent. Bauxite derives its name from the fact that it was discovered first near Baux, or Beans. near Aries, France. Besides France i to found to a limited extent in Austria and elsewhere in Europe and in worka ble quantities in Arkansas and other states and territories of the Union, Cor. Chicago Herald. A Pretty Ornament. A pretty addition to a dressing table or bureau is a strip of wide ribbon let tered with some appropriate inscription. In a guestroom, across tho top of the white maple bureau, was such a band of pole yollow, embroidered in old English text in black. "The ornament of a house is tho friends who frequent it. The band began in a large rosette and ended at the other side in a loose bow, with long ends, which fell nearly to the Slab, nnd was most dressily effective. New York Times. An Oppressive Feeling. Johnny had been misbehaving while his mother was away, and on her return she talked very soberly to him about it, telling him that God was always with bim and saw all he did. Johnny left his mother's room with a depressed look on his fivco and was going away from home when his dog ran after him. Johnny turned around desperately on the dog, crying out: "You go back it's baa enough to have God tagging after Botanist and Artists. One day at the foot of a damp rock I saw a little loan man coining toward me, with a nose like an eagle s beak, nervous, jerky movements nnd something quaint and earnest in his countenance. Unfortunately I was looking at a plant with lmg, straight green stalk and white, delicate corolla, which grew near soma hidden springs. ne took mo for a raw fellow botanist. "Ah, hero you are, gathering plants! Whatl By the stalk, clumsy? What will it do in your herbarium without roots?" "But, sir" "Common plant, frequent in the en- vironsof Paris, Parnassia palnstrisj stem simple, erect, petals rounded. Those nectaries are curious) good study; plant well chosen. Courage! You'll got on." "But I am no botanist." "Very good; you are modest. There are rare plants here which you should absolutely carry away. Hal What to that? The Aquilegia pyrenaica!" And my little man started off llko an Izard, clambered up a slopo, carefully dug the soil about the flower, took it up without cutting a single root, and re turned with sparkling eyes, triumphant air, and holding it aloft like a banner. "Plant peculiar to the Pyrenees. I have long wanted it. Come, my young friend, a slight examination. You don't know the species, but you recognize the family?" "Alas, I don t know a word of bot any!" He looked nt mo stupefied. "Then why do you gather plants?" "To see them, because they nro pret- Ho put his flower into his case, adjnst- ed his cap and went away without add ing another word. "A Tour Through the Pyrenees." Poets In the llonse of Commons. Several memlers of the house of com mons have published volumes of poems . namoly: William Abraham, member for Glamorganshire (Khondda division), who is a Welsh bard, under the title of "Mnbon;" William Allon, the member for Gateshead, who is an engineer and poet, and whose works include "A Book of Songs In English and Scottish;" Wil liam Johnston of Hnllykilbeg, member , of the southern division of Belfast, who is poet laureate of the institution of Orangemen in Ireland; Professor Jobbof Cambridge university, who has pub lished translations Into Greek and Latin verse, and T. D. Sullivan, member of the western division of Donegal, who has published a selection of songs. Sir George Otto Trevelyan published ia 1809 a volume of poems entitled "Tho Ladies In Parliament," and other pieces, and has also written many verses, dra matic and satirical, of which another of the best known is "The Dawk Bunga low." Henry Smith Wright hns published the first four books of the "Iliad" of Homer in English hexameter verse. The prime minister (Mr. W. E. Gladstone); though he has not published a volume of poems. has written verses both in English and Latin, while among his papers is said to be a Greek tragedy, which may one day be sent out in book form. Mr. J. W. Cromble, member for Kincardineshire, to the author of "Some Poets of the Peo ple In Foreign Lands." Two members of the house of lords have recently pub lished volumes of poems namely, Lord Houghton, "Stray Verses," and the bish op of Lincoln, "A Ladder of Hoaven." London Tit-Bits. I A General's Tat Charger, Spot was General Kilpntrick's favorite warhorse. After the war the general went to South America, leaving Spot at his farm with orders that he should re ceive the best of care. After an absence' of several years General Kilpatrick re turned. Ho reachod home late in the afternoon and was for some time occupied with his ' family greetings. But he did not long forget to inquire for the old horse. Learning that Spot was at pasture in a distant field, the general sent for him and a little later was told that his favor ite stood tied to a post at the entrance of the grounds. The general hastened out to the piazza, whence, in the gathering dusk, he made out the form of the charger, who stood demurely gnawing at the post Just the one word "Spot!" rang out ovor the lawn. Like an echo came back the answering neigh. A moment later Spot snapped his hal ter, and with arched neck and dilating nostrils came galloping up to the piazza to greet his old master. 1 "We hugged and caressed each other like lovers," said General Kilpatrick, "and I am not ashamed to say that 110 welcome I received that day warmed my heart more than that of old Spot." Youth's Companion. Penalty of a Small Vice. . Littjo vices have their inconveniences, as a Parisian burglar has just discovered to his cost. It appeal's that the other night a shop on one of the boulevards was broken into, and a strong box was found in the morning wrenched open and with the contents missing. At first It was thought that the burglar had left no trace, but on a careful examination of the floor a piece of chewed tobacco . was discovered. This caused suspicion to rest on a former employee who was given to using tobacoo in that particular way. He was sought out, and eventually such proofs of his guilt were forthcom ing that he was convicted. London News. Gen. Pan. Ag't. me all the time." New York Tribune.