The star. (Reynoldsville, Pa.) 1892-1946, July 12, 1893, Image 1
lie VOLUME 2. HEYXOLDSVILLE, l'EXN'A., WEDNESDAY JULY 12, 1893. NUMBER 9. ItriMvcxtb Cim Tnblr. buffalo, rfk'hkstku & pitts hukgh railway. The short lino ta'tuwn IIiiHoK Hlduwny, Bradford. Miilnmnm-n. HnrTiilo. KorheMer, .IllVinil rilll" HUM milll 111 in" retfton. tn unci after Jiiiiii -till, na, p:icn ger train will arrive imrt depart from Fill Is t 'reek station, dully, except Hundiiy, n fol lows: 7iM A. M.- llrndford A frnm mml lit Ion for point North lie! ween Full" t'reek and Hiwirord. ,:M n. m. mixed train for I'unx-iiliiwnry. 10:OnA.M. Hiiffiilonnd Rnrhester mall For Hrockwiivvllle, Kli(KWiiy..loliiiMiulmrK,Mt. Jewell, lfriidfoid.fnliinmni'11, Hull n In mill Nivhivator; riiiiueetlnit lit .Inlmsonlnirii with I. A E. t I'll I ii :i. for Wllrox, Kiimi, Warren. Curry mill F.rle. 10:H A. M .Accommodation For TluHols, riykcs, lllii Kiih nnd I'iiiixhuIiiw ncy. !: I1. M.- Ilrudford A lmmodutlnn rnr Hcechtree, Hrockwiivvlllt', Kllmont, Oir mon, KldKWiiy. Johiiaotiliiiric, Mt.Jowett iiikI llMiilford. 5:10 1. M. Mull For HuTlols, Nykcs, 1llf Itun, l'unxsutiiwiicv and nlntoii. RiS"i P.M. Aw iiruMlut Ion-Fur l)ullol.HI Hun lind I'unXHiitiiwncy. 0t!IO A. M.-Hnndiiv train For Mrwkwiiy vllli'. Kliltfwiiy mid .lohnioiiliur-. 6tlS P.M. Hundiiy train-For IniHols, Pykes, HIk Knn lind PunxMitiiwncy. TlioiiMiiid mllu li'kflH nt. two renin per mile, ifood for piiMxiiiri- between nil stations. J. II. MclNTYHK. AlHMIt, Falls creek, I'll. J. II. IIAHIIKTT. K. C. I.APKY. Oetierul Supt. Urn. Pus. Aifcnt Ilrudford Pa. Koehestor N. Y. ALLEGHENY VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY commencing Sunday Juno 1. 1Wi2. Ixiw Grade-Division. KAKTWAlin. Xo.l.No.n.No.K. H't A. M P. M A. M. P. M. Ilcd llntik.... LiiwNonliuni . III 4..I 4 41 III li : 4 W New lli'tlili licm (I 2 A iCt II I link KIdmi Mnysvllle Hiinimiirvlllii . . Krookvllle. Hill Fuller hYyiioldsvlllo . Piiiicohm Fulls Creek.... Ililllols Hiltilllu Wlntorliurn ... IVnhVlil Tyli'r (It'll FMier.... II IIMI 11 4l! 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Suit., I'lttsliurit, I'll. JAS. P. ANIEHH0N, Gkn'i,. Pash. Aiit., PlttNliiirit, Ph PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. IN EFFKCT MAY 21, 1S!).1. I'lilliidclplilH & Krlp Hiillroud nivUkm Time TiibUi. TriiliiH lejivii Iiiiftwood. KASTHAKI) 0:04 A M Train H, dully i-xi-opt Hinulny for Hiinliiu-y. HnrrlMliiiric und liiti'micUlat' hiu iIiiiih, iirrtvlnir tit Phlludi'lplilii il:A0 p. h., New York, ll::ii P. M ; liultliiion), :4i p. M.t WiiHlilnifion, K:1A p. h. Piillinuii Parlor rur from WtlllumHpnrt und puHHtiiiKur Ofau!hun from Kiiih to IMilladrlpliln. il:au P. M. Train II, dully oxcept Hunday for lliirrlHliiiiLt und Inii'iincillum miiilniin. ur rlvliiKHt I'hlliKU'lpljlu 4:;l a. i. New Vork, 7:111 A. M. Tliroimli roiu'h from HuliolH to VilhuniHMrt. Pullmun HltHplnfr I'urM from ilurrlHhiii'tf to PlilUulHplitu mid Nrw Vork. i'lilludtillilila pawcMiinirH run rcinialit In liiiiir unillHturlxNl until 7:011 A. M. ISIA P. M. Trnln 4, dally for Hiiuliury, IlnrrlH Inirir und Inlurmedlato HtulloiiH, urrlvliiirnt. Plilliidrliihla, II:AI a. m.; Now York, li::i A. U.; Hull Imoro, 11:20 A. M.i VuMlilliKlnn,7::l A.M. Pullmun rum anil piiHminuiir roarlicH from F.rUtund WilliMius)ori to Plilhidi'lplilu. PiiNHiimi'rNlii Kl4Hr for Hultlmort' niifl Wnvhliiirton will Ini truiiHforruU Into WiimIi luuuill Hliiupur nt lliirrlfthurK. WESTWAUll. 7::w A. M. Train I, dully I'xccnt Hiiiiduy for lfiduivay, IHiIIoIh, ('lormonl and Intor mi'illutu HtulloiiH. Lvavvu ltlilKWuy at a.oo P. M. fir Erin. 1l:Au A. M.-Truln !l, dully for Erlo and tutor mi'dluU' polntH. :27 P. M-Traln 11, dally exrrpt Hunduy for Kune and liittirnirdlaU'HtatUiiiH. THUOUCill TKAINH Ftilt lillIFTWOOD FKOM THE EAST AND SOUTH. TRAIN II IciivcH Phlladnliilila KiAO A. m. WmsIiIiikUiii, 7.MIA. M.t lliilllnioro, H:4.'i A. M. VllktHlmrri), 111:11 A. M.i dully except Hun duy, arriving at Drift wood at 11:27 v. u. with PuUniun Parlor car from Plilludelililu to WllllamHuort. THAINIIIeaviiNw York at 8 p. m.: Plilla delphla, 11:20 p. m.i WaxliliiKtou, 10.40 a. in.; Halllnioru, 11:40 p. in.; dally arriving at HrlftwiMid lit ll:A0 a. m. Pullmun HleopinK ram from Plilladnlnhlu to Erie and from WuHlitimton and Hultlmore to VIMInniHHirt und tliroui:h iMiHHtMiirerrourheHfrom Phlla delilila to Erie uud llultlmin-u to WUllauiH iMirt and to IiuHoIk. TtlAIN 1 leuveH lieuovo at U::iA a. ni., daily except rJunduy, arrlvlutt at DrlftwiMHl 7:Jil a. m. JOHNSONBURG RAILROAD. (Dully exoopt Suiulity.) TUAIN HI leavt-H Ulilxway at U:4o'u. m.l John miuIiiii'k ut 0:0i a. in., iirrivluic at I'loiimiut at I0:4A a. m. TKAIN 20 leaven Clermont, at 10:AA a, m. ar riving at JohnMoiilmi'K at 11:40 a. ni. uud KidKway ut U::Vi a. ni. JIDGWAY & CLEARFIELD R. R. DAILY EYCEPT SUNDAY. BOUTHWAKD. NOItTHWARD. P.M. A.M. STATIONS. A.M. P.M. iTio iTKi ltidKway Tao 12 IK 0 4. Inlnnd Kiiii 120 12 22 II A2 Mill lluven 1 III 12:11 IIMrJ Croyluud Hl U.IX 1010 SIlortHMllla 12 All 1A42 1II1A lllueKoek 12 A4 12 44 10 17 Vineyard Hun 12 A2 12 4(1 20 20 Currier 12 AO 1011 III it; llroi'kwuyvlUo 12 M 1 10 1042 MeMlnti bumiiiit 12110 114 1H4H llarveynltuii 12 2H 120 10 A5 FuIIh tlreuk 12 211 14fi il Oft Diilloia 12 OA TUAIN8 LEAVE RIDGWAY, EuHtward. Wentward. Too tl Al 4(1 (lit) umi U2A 112:1 B2I 11 Tm 6A7 BA2 A4A 61k) Truln H, 7:17 a. ni. Train a, 11:M u Train (J. 1.4A p. ni. Truln 1, a:U0 p, Truiu4, 7:66 p.m. Train 11, H:2S p. m. ni. 1. m. I M. PREVOHT, Gun. Muuugei, J. R. WOOD, Clou. Putt, Ag't. LOVE'S 6EA8ON. tn Kfid iwert Any wlicn hortlo flniihM TBttm red on maple and Mimoo lenf, When sorrowful windwnllthronnhthertIsh(l, And all tliinen wliiKier of Iom and (Trier, Wlicn clone and closer bold Frmt appronenei To wnntrh the blonsom from NntureB hrofiflt, Wnen nluht forever on day encronche Oh, then I think that I love yon bciitl And yet when winter, that tyrant master, Han burled autumn In wallsof unow. And bonnd and fettered w hero bold Front east lier lilcn ontraired Nature In helplcM woe; When all earth pleasures In four walls center, And tide by side In the snnn home nest. We list the tempest that cannot enter. Oh, then I any that 1 tovo you best! Bat later on, when the siren season Betrays the trust of the senile kins?. And plad enrth IhukIis at the act of treason, And winter dies In the arms of sprlnir; When buds and birds all push and flutter To free fair Nature so Innif oppressed, I thrill with fecllnirs 1 ranni utter, And then I am certain I love you best. But when In splendor the queenly summer Relitns over the earth and the skies above! When Nature krtecls to the royal comer, And even the sun flames hot with lovst When pleasure basks In the luscious weather. And care lies out on the sward to rest Oh, whether apart or whether together, It Is then I know that I love you best! -Ella Wheeler Wlloox. Cheerful F.ven In Death. At ft dinner some time ngo a jolly old astronomer related tho following story abont a departed friend, Mr. F.t Mr. F. was anch a good natnred man that the approach of death Itself could not diatnrb his peace of mind and ap preciation of humor. Ho lay dying, and his poor wife was nearly worn ont with anxious wntching. She was so tirod that by mistake she gave her husband instead of the doctor's medicine a dose from the castor oil bottle. When she discovered her mistake, she was almost frantio. She summoned the doctor at once and await ed his coming with tearful eyes and bit ter self reproach. The doctor came and assured her that no particular harm could have been done; that her hus band was dying, and medicine could not save him jiow. Still the poor woman wept and grieved. The doctor tried to comfort her, but to no pnrpose. If she had only given tho medicine nnd not the oil, perhaps her dear hnslmnd might have got better. She had killed her dear husband killed her dear husband. The doctor began to argue, when the dying man spoke np: "Never mind, doctor. I've had my 01L Let her have her blubber." Washing ton News. The Story of "David Copperfleld." Some interesting facts connected with Dickens' "David Copperflold" have been revealed by Charles Dickens, tho young er. "I have." he says, "my mother's au thority for saying she told me at the time of the publication of Mr. Foster's first volume and asked me to make the fact public if after her death an oppor tunity should arise that the story was eventually road to her in strict confi dence by my father, who at the time in timated his intention of publishing it by and by as a portion of his autobiogra phy. From this purpose she endeavored to dissuade him, on the ground that he had spoken with undue harshness of his father and especially ot his mother, and with so much success that he eventually decided that he would be satisfied with working it into 'David Copperfleld.' " Providing la Time. Lawyer (who has been called to draft a will) Ready, sir? What is the first bequest you wish to make? Dying Millionaire I bequeath all my property, real and personal, after the satisfaction of just claims against my es tate, to the foreign mission board of the church. Lawyer But you are not going to leave your wife and daughters unpro vided for? Dying Millionaire Certainly not I am merely trying to fix it so that when the courts reverse my decision in the matter the money will go where I want it to by the way, I guess Til have you draw up the papers for the contest right now. Exchange. Emslly Mixed. Agitated Solicitor (at the chemist's) There's been a mistake made somehow. I meant to give my son a prescription from my doctor this morning, but it seems I didn't Hera it is now in my pocket "You certainly gave him the prescrip tion. I made it up for him an hour ago." "Let me see it" "Here it is." "HeavenBt That's an opinion from Sir Lyons Silk, Q. C." Loudon Tit-Bit. Toothache Cured Qulekly. A European dentist is said to have had great success in curing toothache within five or six minutes, and ofton in less time, by applying one pole of an eloctro statio machine to the troublesome tooth and the other polo to the body of the pa tient In 70 cases thus treated by him only three are said to have been unsatis factory. Electrical Review. Infidelity gives nothing in return for What it takes away. What, then, is it worth? Everything valuable has a com pensating power. Not a blade of grass that withers or the ugliest wood that is flung away to rot or die but reproduces something. Chalmers. In the five or six months ot the year during which the sardine fishery lasts something like 000,000,000 of these little fish are caught off the coast of Brittany alone. v A Fnwnbroklng Kxperlmeni. Notice is served in The Christian Union of the impending trial of an elee mosynary experiment which has long been discussed and is of unusual inter est. In August or September the Peo ple's Bank association hopes to open tiie first of several model pawn ofilces for the poor. The newspapers abound from day to day with stories telling how hard it is for the very poor to bor row indispensable small sums of money and what exorbitant rates of interest are exacted for such loans. The legal rate at pawnshops is 8 per cent a month for the first six months and 2 per cent a month for succeeding months, but most pawnbrokers supplement thes rates by charges for care of the articles pawned, so that 11s much as 800 per cent per annum is something paid to them for the use of money. The People's Bank association ' pro poses to begin by a charge of 1 per cent a month and expects to start with (100, 000 capital, which is to earn 4 per cent dividonds for its owners. The success of such a movement seems to depend simply on the shrewdness of the mouey lender employed. With the right man in the avuncular situation there seems to be no inevitable obstacle to the suc cess of a plan which, if it does succeed, seems bound to help the right people at the right time. Plans for the relief of pawnbrokers who succumb tJ competi tion can be devised later on if thoy are needed. Harper's Weekly. A Womnn's Apt Reply to Mr. Cleveland. It was during Cleveland's first incum bency. The dnughter of a lawyer prom inent in a neighboring Kansas town had married an officer who a few months after tho ceremony had been detailed to a remote post The young wife, who had enjoyed n sort of belloship in the semimetropolitan community in which she had been reared, felt as if she were abont to be buried alive. Encouraged by her husband and father, she repaired to Washington to seek reprieve at head qunrters. "Fort Riley? Why, that's a pretty good detail, isn't it?" asked the president, to whom the lady had stated her case. "No, sir; it doesn't suit me at all." "Shouldn't we try to be satisfied where we are?" continued the chief magistrate, with a patronizing smile. "You might have been satisfied with being sheriff at Buffalo, but you wanted to be the president of the United States," came the pert retort Mr. Clovelnnd arose with the same pntrinrchal sinilo on his face, but the lieutenant's wife is still at Fort Riley. Kansas City Times. Quarantine Aralnst Hamburg. As we had to shut the gates of New York against Hamburg for a time lu&t year, we may have to shut them agninst it once more this year. Wo cannot tol erate any foolery about the existonce of cholera in a city with which we are con stantly in communication. We must not permit Hamburg to imperil New York. The authorities of the German city have once and again concealed from us facts which they were in honor bound to make known. They did so lust autumn, and they have done so twice within the past two months. As "Punic faith got a bad name ages ago, Ham burg faith is likely to get a bad name in oar times.. Hamburg will act wisely in sending us immediate reports of all cases of cholera, variola, typhus and por rigo there. New York Sun. Illuminating a Uoy'a Head. At a meeting of the Academy of Med icine hold in New York recently, Dr, Wendoll C. Phillips, one of the mem bers, exhibited an electric head illumi nator which was productive of some unique results. A small boy was taken, and a powerful electric lamp was insert ed in his mouth, which was then closed on the handle which held the lamp. The lights of the meeting wore all turned down, and the storago battery was turn ed on. The light in the boy's mouth shone out through his cheeks, detailing every vein, line and imperfection in the skin and the lines of teeth and gums in the mouth. His face looked ghastly iu its vividness and reminded one, if it were possible, of aa intensely realistic jack-o'-lantern. Why Mr. Hawthorne Wants to Get Away. Mr. Julian Hawthorne, who happens to be in Chicago just at present, says that the new and cheap editions of his father's "Scarlet Letter" are bringing upon him (Julian) a mighty flood of let ters from people who "discover in this powerful, if improbable story," the prom ise of "extraordinary work in the fu ture." The editor of a weekly literary journal in Texas has offered Mr. Haw thorne the magnificent sum of $300 if he will contribute to that publication a novel of Texas life treated upon the same lines as those of the "Scarlet Letter." This is one of the reasons why Mr. Haw thorne is anxious to go to the West In dies to live. Chicago News-Record. Chicago Pressed Chicken. A Duudas man has for tho past few woeks, it is claimed, been traveling through the counties of Rice, Goodhue and Dakota buying up all the calves he can for CO cents. These calves are taken to his form at Stanton, about seven miles north of this city, where they are killed, skinned and chopped up lights, livers and bones and packed into boxes and shipped to a Chicago firm. The Chi cago firm puts them through some proc ess and sells them to the World's fair restaurants for "pressed chicken." This man has shipped large numbers of these calves, CorfcMnnea.polis Journal. A SAVAGE CANARY. One of tho Tery t.atest nt Wild Stories Ahont Well Known Animals. So many stories have been told recently of battles between tigers and snnke::, wildcats nnd elephnnts, eagles nnd alli gator and codfish nnd wild hogs that tho following reenrate description of an encounter lietween a tomcat and a ca nary bird cannot fail to be interesting: The tomcat and the canary were the property of an animal denier on the west side who has long had a reputation for veracity. The canary was noted for its fierceness. It is a fomolo bird about 8 years old with bright yellow feather ing. The tomcat is quite white, with four legs, and weighs or rather weiglyd about 12 pounds. During the morning it was noticed that the canary seemed unusually sav age. Sho paced up and down her cage in a great rage, gnashing her teeth and glaring at the poor cat, toward whom it turned out she had developed a fierce an tipathy. The keepor secured the door of the cage, as he thought, firmly, but during a paroxysm of temper the canary smashed the fastening and was free. What a moment! The unfortunate tomcat gave a cry of terror and looked around for some means of escape, but there was nono, the door of the room in which the carnivorous animals were kept being locked. The proprietor of tho menagerie could do nothing. Spellbound he watched the uneven contest, fearing all the time that tho fury of the ennary bird would be ex pended on himself. With a piteous inonn the wretched tomcat felt the talons of tho canary bird sink into his head. He raised himself and tried to fight her off, but the bird parried his every blow and fiercely pecked nt his eyes. Once tho cat seized the bird in his paw, but she got away from him in a moment with the loss of only one feather. Sho returned to tho charge nnd rendered one of tho cat's eyes blind with her sharp bill. The fight had lasted five minutes, and tho cat had all the worst of it. He was panting, and every now and then rolled over exhausted, tttering pitiful cries. Though ho was valuedatflOO, the keeper of tho menngcrie, who was armed with a sword and a shotgun, did not dare to interfere to savo htm. The blood of the canary was up, and she meant to slay the cat It was not long before the awful work .was accomplished. Tho bird by an adroit movement common to canaries when in conflict with quadrupeds rendered the poor Thomas cat quite blind. Then, at her leisure, with a series of fierce jabs, she penetrated his brain, and he rolled over completely dead. The boss was trembling for his own safety, but it now seemed that the sav age instincts of tho canary had been sa tisfied, for with a jaunty air she regained her cage and began to warble a song of victory. It meant life or death to shut the door, but the brave boss crept courageously up to tho cago and sncceoded in accom plishing this feat Then ho ran out into the street and fainted. The nerve pres sure had been too great for him. New York Herald. Tho Value of a Little Thing. In a little volume of lectures by Henry Irving, just published, is a story which illustrates the actor's motto, "While trifles make perfection perfection is no trifle." "This lesson was enjoined on mo when I was a very young man," he says, "by that remarkablo actress, Charlotte Cushman. I remember that when she played Meg Morrilies I was cast for Henry Bertram. It was my duty to give Meg Wernues a piece of money, and I did it after the traditional fashion of. handing her a largo purse full of coin of tho realm, in the shape of broken crockery, which was generally used in financial transactions on the stage. But after the play Miss Cushman said to mo: 'Instead of giving me that purse, don't you .think it would have beon much more natural if you had taken a number of coins from your pocket and given me the smallest? That is the way one gives alms to a beggar, and it would have added to the realism of the scene.' I have never forgotten that lesson." Noah Left tho Ark on April SO. Saturday, April 29, is the day marked in all ancient calendars as being the one on which Noah and his family quitted the ark after having withstood the siege of the great deluge. The day is marked in all ancient calendars, especially Brit ish, as egrossus Noae de area; tho 17th of March, the day upon which Noah, his family and their great floating collec tion of natural history specimens set sail, being designated in the same class of early printed literature as introitus Noae in area, "the day of Noah's en trance into tho ark." Why these days were chosen as the ones upon which the supposed embarkation and debarkation were made are enigmas which the an tiquarians have not yet solved. St Louis Republic W hut's lu a Name. It is a year of odd names for men of sudden fame. Hero is a list that sug gests itsolfat a inomont's thought: Zimri Dwiggius, banker; Dahomey Dodds, warrior; Hoke Smith, journalist and statesman; Sylvester Pennoyer, who told tho president "to mind his own busi ness;" Stanhope Sams, poet and states man; Colonel Pod Dismuke, statesman; Colonel Dink Botts, office seeker. Ana the year is yet young. Kansas City Times. A Oreat Knit tnlca In alberta. The great salt lake at Olidorsk is 6 miles wido and 17 miles long, yet except in a few places it is solidly roofed over with a deposit of salt which is getting thicker nnd thicker every year. Our gnido, who is nn old man, snld that he could rememlier when tho salt crystals first began to gather upon th surfnee of the water. Year by year, owing to the evaporation of tho water, the crystals became more numerous and then caked together till this great rooi formed. In 1878 tho water lieneath this salt crystal roof found an underground out let into the River ObL This lowered tin lake's surface about three feet, leaving that distance between the water and th roof. Looking down through one of tlit openings made for tho pur-rose in tin roof, we saw a low sideuT.mall lioat. Our guide put us one nt a time into the boat We lay flat on our back and looked up at the curiously beautiful salt ceiling overhead. We propelled the boat by pushing with our hands against the irregularities of the roof. Tho guide held a long rope attached to the boat to prevent our going too far and getting lost a thing he said it was easy to do. Many springs surround this luke. Their water flows over the roof nnd evaporates there, nnd thus continually adds to its thickness. After many years the springs will probably become choked with their own deposits, and then the whole will gradually becomo covered with earth, nnd so a great salt mine wil' be formed a treasure for the Silierinns hundreds of years to come. Cor. Geo graphical Magazine. reople Who Whistle. "Most people look upon whistling as a nuisance," said Horliert C. Sutliffe, "but there is no doubt that a whistling man has a good deal to recommend him. I havo a friend who is a warden in a large penitentiary, nnd ho states that in all his long experienco ho never knew a ha bitual whistler condemned to a term in tho institution, and he says, moreover, that although the rules ns to quiet and order are frequently broken he never re members to have heard an attempt at a musical whist lo within the terrible look lug walls of the institution. Whistling weins to be tho natural safety valve of good spirits and satisfaction, and the grumbling man couldn't whistle if he tried. "I hnd a man to work forme once who was a model in every respect except that he kept my teoth constantly on edge by a series of whistling solos of anything btit a cheerful character, although the good man was evidently trying to repro- dnco tho latest operatic hits. I broke lnm of the liabit by continuous scolding, but tho man becamo so idlo and indiffer ent in coiiseqiiouce that I was very glad to encourage him to resume a habit which at first hnd given mo so much nn' noyanro. I try to get out of tho way when tho spirit moves him to announce in whistling tones some important or ro mantic event, but I am perfectly certain that as long as ho whistles ho will work as hard ns his hands and arms will let him." St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The Trouble With a Cold. '"S'matter?" "I got nn awful cold," replied Colonel MOrney. "Have you" "Yes, I have. I have polished mv bronchial tubes with 'Conliu's Consump tion uouglilne." "No, but havo you" "Yes! Course I havo. I've had goose grease rubbed all over my throat and chest, and I "But, I say hold on, havo you" "I tell you there's nothing I haven't tried. I took a hot bath, drank a pint 01 Doiung lemonade ana rubbed my niuo almost on witu .mustang nniinont, but" "Now, listen! Have you" "Yes. I have. Tried them all, but they're no good. Why, last night "Thut's all right, but have you" "Have I what?" "Have you time to go over to Flynn'n ana nave somotmng?" "Why the deuce didn't you talk senso at the start?" respondod the colono), "I'm with you." Exchange. Colors of Sapphires. Sapphires have of lata years become fashionable gems. Tho blue of the sapphire is very seldom pure or spread over the wholo substance of the stone. Sometimes it is mixed with black, which gives it an inky appearance, sometimes with red, wliich, although imperceptible by daylight, yot by artificial light gives it an amethystine appearance. Two sapphires which by daylight may appear of tho same huo ofton differ extremely in color at night.' If the stonobehold in an ordinary pair of forcops on inch beneath tho surface of very clear water, the parts of the stono colored and un colored will bo distinctly apparent This remark applies to all othor gems.--Cincinnati Enquirer. World's Fair Pussos. The number of free season posses to the World's fair issued by the exposi tion officials is estimated at 200,000. On each of those is the photograph of tho holder, so as to prevent use by another. The pass is in the form of a book 2i by 8 inches, containing 181 admission cou pons, or one fur each day of the six mouths. They ore issued to officialu, employees, exhibitors, newspaper men, foreign commissioners, etc Pittsburg Dispatch, A Word to Mr, Cnrneglef Mr. Andrew Carnegie bus made a lurgn fortune In the steel business, but is not satisfied. He now poses as a political prophet, but is not entirely a success. He tells us that the whole EngliHh speaking world ought to unite In ordor to boss the affairs of tho planet. Such a combination, ho declares, would givo ns tho dictatorship. We should be come the arbiters of the world's destiny, "nnd all like that, yon know." Our consolidated nnvy would bo decisive in any controversy, nnd European na tions would be compelled to ask our er misslon . before cutting each other's throats. - There is no reason why we should unite with England either politically, commercially or otherwise. We aro quite able to run our own machine, and ask no help from any one. We don't propose to assume the task of control ling Enrope. If Germany wants to fight Russia, that is her business. We will stay on this sido of the water and supply breadstuff s at a reasonable profit. If France is loading up for a contest, that is not our affair. She is her own master, and wo have no desire to take a hand. If our memory serves ns, we were at some pains about a century ngo to break off nil close relations with England. King George got very mad und swore at us in his characteristic patois, but we brought . that stubborn gentleman to terms nt last. It is not probable, there fore, that wo shall at this luto day enter Into a "combine" with England which might open np a chance to recover the property she owned beforo the Declara tion of Independence. Now York Tel egram. Helping Out a Medleal Authority. A medical authority says that in view of a threatening phtguo people cannot be too careful in the selection of the ice they use, ns nil sorts of disease may be communicated by this medium, but no directions governing the selection of ice are given. In order that the public wel fare may bo conserved we present a few general rules for the guidance of ice purchasers. The best ice is always cold, and some times a slight moisture may be observed upon the surface. It is devoid of smell and will melt when exposed to a tem perature of 110 degrees F. Ice made of water is most dosirablo. It should bo transparent, or nearly so, nnd should break into fragments when given a a sharp blow. Tough ice that will not break is generally adulterated. Avoid soft ice or ice that has been subjected to excessive heat while under process of manufacture ' It sometimes presents a fine appear ance, but is unhealthful. Ice more than three days old should not be purchased, as it is liable to turn sour on your hands and will have to be thrown away. Aftor having molted, ice loses many of its vir tuos and should not bo used. It should always be kept in a cool place and at a distance from gns fixtures to avoid ex plosions. Washington News. Mrs. Astor Is Edglny; Into the Inner Circle There seems to have beon a misstate ment in asserting that Mr. Astor will . tuko up his permanent residence in Eng land, Mr, Astor's financial interests will demand his frequent presence iu Now York. Mi's. Astor will, however, bo moro constantly in this country, where sho has received the most friendly attention from tho aristocracy. It was noticed that at tho drawing room Mrs. Astor was received into tho inner circle as a special mark of the queen's favor. London Court Journal. Even Maehlues Must Reef- - I To the town council of Sonthport, England, belongs the honor of having ' reduced Sabbutarianism to an absurdity. Not content with decreeing ),hnt all shop- keepers shall rest from their labors fin Sunday, this delightful body has (Jecidudf that the same rule shull appl to automatic- machines. Six duys these over worked automatons may labor, but on the seventh day they must disregard the pennies introduced into their interior on pain of fine or imprisonment. Ex chango. A Tear Old Egg. 1"ie old belief that nn egg laid cn Good Friday or Easter Sunday will not spoil simply dry up has been seeming ly proved in a Binglo instance nt New born, N. C, where Moses Roberts nindo a test by keeping an egg laid on Easter day of last year to the present. On break ing the egg open u few duys ogo it in claimed to have retained every indica tion of a freBh laid egg. Philadelphia Ledger. Tho Horrors In Its Tralu. Spelling contests aro fashionable again in Michigan. They seem to have cimui in along with crinuliue. Tho roller skating crazo has broken out again among the western Massachu setts girls. Huopsklrts givo tho fair skaters plenty of leeway for strikin;; boldly out. Bostou Globe. It is instanced as one of the curiosities of tho momory that people who know long pieces of vorso by heart frequently cannot remember their telephone num ber. It is a beliof of fishermen that the finny denizens of tho doep are hungriest and bito most freely during the four or livo days following the ruoou's first quarter. A curious grass grows in Ceylon, the ' peculiarity about which is that when ill has attained a certain length it takes fire by spontaneous combustion.