The star. (Reynoldsville, Pa.) 1892-1946, July 12, 1893, Image 1

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buffalo, rfk'hkstku & pitts
hukgh railway.
The short lino ta'tuwn IIiiHoK Hlduwny,
Bradford. Miilnmnm-n. HnrTiilo. KorheMer,
.IllVinil rilll" HUM milll 111 in"
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
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.
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Ilrudford Pa. Koehestor N. Y.
COMPANY commencing Sunday
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IN EFFKCT MAY 21, 1S!).1.
I'lilliidclplilH & Krlp Hiillroud nivUkm Time
TiibUi. TriiliiH lejivii Iiiiftwood.
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.
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.
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
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.
(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.
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Train (J. 1.4A p. ni. Truln 1, a:U0 p,
Truiu4, 7:66 p.m. Train 11, H:2S p.
1. m.
Gun. Muuugei,
Clou. Putt, Ag't.
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
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
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
"I got nn awful cold," replied Colonel
"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,
"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
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
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
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
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.