The Patton courier. (Patton, Cambria Co., Pa.) 1893-1936, October 10, 1895, Image 3

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jf me of the Tricks by Which They Obtain
Accommodations Without Paying and
Als Borrow Money—Empty Trunks and
Despite every precaution taken by
‘shrewd hotel clerks a large number of
persons are constantly engaged in secur-
ing board and lodging by fraud.
It is wvsually supposed that when a
guest arrives at a hotel without bag-
be cannot secure accommoda-
tions unless he pays in advance, but the
) and some of the cash in the till
#8 the clerk and requested
- trunks be sent for from the depot.
"tricky ‘deadbeat’ mot only will live
"in the hotel free for a week, but in | hare.
‘many cases will secure a loan from the
unsuspecting gentleman behind the desk.
~The ‘‘deadbeat’’ constantly evolves |
pew tricks to ‘‘do up’’ the hotel man,
and it was not many days ago that a
well known hotel was defranded in a
very skillful manner of a week's bora
*‘deadbeat’’ walked into the hotel lob-
by and in a confident maaner placed his
name ou the register as hailing from
Chicago. He was neatly dressed and
carried a small grip. © He informad the
‘clerk that he was a traveling man on
his first trip to the coast.
Traveling men are good ¢ abtomens, 80
the new arrival was assigned to a good
room. He handed two baggage checks
that his
an hour or two he inquired why his
baggage had not been sent up to his
room MMe porter was sent for and ex-
r' 1 that the transfer company had
, been able to find it.
sade by telephone, but the railroad
people could give no information of the
~ missing baggage.
“Well, I am in a nice fix,”” said the
new guest to the hotel clerk, “for all
my clothes are in my trunks, and I sup-
pose the things have gone astray.’
. The clerk was very sympathetic, for
a traveling man without - his clothes is
indeed to be pitied. The fellow man-
aged to borrow $30 to buy some shirts,
collars, ties, etc., and went out of the
hotel vowing vengeance against the rail-
road company. He even had the hotel
clerk pay for a telegram to Chicago in-
quiring at the depot there as to where
trunks bearing certain nambered
‘ checks had been sent to. The reply camo
ack 4 that they would look the matter
up nd pending the information the
had a royal good time at the
a few days he disappeared,
dawned upon the hotel men
had been neatly swindled by
the means by two baggage checks which
evidently had been stolen at some time
2 in Chicago or elsewhere.
Another .aToxita trick to defraud a
hotel 4s done by means of a confeders:
One man will go to a first class house
and secure » good room. About the sec-
ond day he will be in the office, and
‘while there ‘he hotel clerk will receive
_ & telephone message purporting to come
from a well known store asking if Mr.
{Joni +o desires the goods he ordered
up to the hotel. The clerk Will nat-
urally ask the guest the question, and
i hotel man is requested by the guest-to
be will reply that he desires the goods
* sentup. When the package arrives, there
is always $10 to $25 to be paid. The
““gattle the amount and charge it up in
my bilL”’ It does not pay to offend
a guest whose appearance indicates
4 wealth, $0 the money is handed out in
t, The gueet now disappears,
. and his trunk is found to be a cheap
“ene and gen rally full of paper, whils
which has been paid for
; by the hotel people is also worthless.
‘Bogus telegrams and letterheads are
used by ‘‘deadbeats’’ in or-
der to secure a little ready cash uvatil
. **my money arrives,’”’ and very often
~ the scheme works all right, for a botel
clerk is always afraid of offending a
in these matters, for sbould he
mistrust an honest man he will injure
the hotel’s reputation. While mt ho-
_ tels make it a rule not to cash drafts or
or loan money, still very often
A the ‘‘deadbeat’’ will make them break it.
A scheme which has recently been
e ‘worked: all over the country was for the
~ **deadbeat’’ to send by express a pack-
age to a hotel in another city. It would
fi be heavily sealed and marked, ‘‘ Value
$900,” and the hotel man, tliuking
& guest
the safe. In a few days the ‘deadbeat’
him. He would be told that it was in
] Rine/cases ont
~ this city.
that it contained jewelry intenced for
soon to arrive, would put it in
,. Would turn up at the hotel, register and
"inquire if a package had arrived for
‘safe, and he would tell them it .con-
watches and valuables. The same
: mighta a loan of $20 would be asked for,
and the botel man, remembering the
in the safe, would in
ten hand out the coin.
The guest would disappear, and when
1 package wus opened it was found to
of no value.
~~ Asall accounts in hotels are rendered
weekly it is impossible for dishonest
persons to obtain free living for longer
than a week, for they will be requested
to pay or vacate.
"A man and his wife, by placing a sup-
posed jewel case in a hotel safe, man-
aged, some time ago, to secure over six
weeks’ livin in a well known hotel in
“he lkeudlord, who had seen
the woman wearing a quantity of jew-
els, naturally supposed they were in the
jewel case in hissafe. When the guests
disappeared nnd the package was opened,
it was found to be a trunk strap, care
fully coiled rp and tied with string. —
. San Francisco Chronicle. Hi
a o— C—— ——
A Reminiscence of the Maria. -
‘The famons yacht Maria once loafed
around Newport harbor with a big iron
suspended from her centerboard.
fon order to get up the courage of
y : peticors, but on the day when. it
; BE ae for the cup she let
it go and left the whole fleet hull down
and out of gight. — Boston Globe.
been from home a considerable time, |
Inquiries were! David!
‘of blazing oil wicks.
‘hours. If any oil appears on the top of
“weeks afterward,
It Crops Out Occantonally Among Eiders
of the Kirk,
The elder of the kirk, like most of us,
can blnnder occa donally. The pastor of
a small village on the borders had gone
for a few days to visit some relatives,
when an old lady was suddenly stricken
down and not expected to live more
than a few hours. The elder ‘was hastily
summoned to attend; but, having been
lately elected to the post, which he had}
accepted in order to satisfy the vanity
of his wife, he did not feel able to face
the trying ordeal. His wife entreated
him to do his duty, and whispering a
few lines of Scripture into his ears sent
him off on his errand.
An hour later his wife beheld him
stepping homeward as brisk ns a March
0. She inquired how he had come on.
_ “Oh, fine, woman, fine!'' was the re-
ply. ‘‘She was deid when I got there!’
A short time ago, when disostablish-
ment was in everybody's mouth, an old
lady created quite a sensation in a
church not far from Annan. Eaving
them. They paused and prepared for
she was unaware that the election of |
elders had taken place. She attended |
services the following Sunday, when the |.
i morir si giovane.
minister, commenting on the result, re-|
marked that in David Richardson the |
church had a new pillar of strength, to
which she retorted: ‘‘What! David]
Richardson a pillar! Nae wonder the |
snld kirk's gann to fa’!”" David, who |
had the misfortune to have a wooden |
leg and a hamp back, quietly rose up|
and answered: “Whee ht. ve @owk
Criftel’s (a mountain in the neighbor:
hood) not straig tht!"
On one occasion the minis ster met
Ponald eoming from Dumfries Ro a fair
in rather a muddled state. ‘‘David!
Do I see your double?’
“Eh, gnidsakes, minister I" exclaimed
the elder.
A minister, feeling indisposed on one |
occasion, did not. put in an appearance,
and the elder, apologizing for his ab-
sence, gave it out that ‘‘his reverence
was unco bad in the roomattic’’ (for so|
be pronounced the word rheumatism}
“and couldn't get out.’
On hearing this startling intelligence |
an old lady who Bappened to be pres-
ent shrieked out:
‘“Eh, that auld hizzy o’ his! Has she
locked puir man in the attic becizuse he
was enjoying himsel’ at Farmer Bell's
kim ?7’—Scottish American.
The Process From the Time of the Catch
: to the Caaning and Cooking.
Toward the end of April the sardine
fishermen along the coast of Brittany
begin to watch for the bubbling of the
sardines on the surface of the sea. For
they know that vast shoals of the little
fish are on their way from the coast of
Africa up through the bay of Biscay to
the north, and that they must be caught,
if at all, as they pass. When nny one
sees the water agitated, word spreads
rapidly and the boats put out from the
shore and race to the shoal.
When the net is extended. the water
fs “baited” by throwing bulls of
““roque’’ into it. As the bait dissolves
and sinks the sardines rise and remain
long after to nibble it, and their doom
is sealed. For this reason ‘‘roqueé’’ is a
most important part of the sardine fish-
erman’s outfit. It is made of the eggs of
mackerel and codfish mixed with clay,
and is rather expensive, costing from 25
shillings to 70 shillings a barrel.
Within the curing factories or can:
neries everything is bustle and confu-
sion, for there must not be # mcment’s
delay in cleaning. the fish. All night
long the work is carried on ty tke light
The sardines are |
spread out un benches or tables, where |
salt is dusted over them. Then the|
women go along and snip off the beads |
with great scissors, |
The little flat boxes so well known!
to commerce are taken one by (ne and]
filled from the glistening pile of fish, |
after which pure olive oil from the,
province of Bari, in Italy, is poured
over them and the tops soldered on.
In the meantime a great caldron of
hot water has been raised to the boiling
point ready for the real operation of
cooking the fish. The sealed boxes are
thrown into it and left for two cr three
the water, the master workman knows
that some can has not been properly
soldered, and the loss is charged up to
the man who did the worle A good
workman will not lose mom than two
or three boxes in 100.—New York Re-
: he Hanging.
Young folks are apt to judge of words
by their literal meaning, without any
attempt to reason upon the subject. The
descendant of a celebrated general of the
Revolution, quite a small boy, was visit-
ing Independence hall with his raother,
when she pointed to an oil portrait and
said :
*“There ig a picture of your great-great.
grandfather, hung by General Washing:
ton.’’ :
The boy tock little notice of what she
said at the time, apparently being more
interested in the Liberty bell and other
curious relics in the hall. But some
when distinguished
guests were dining at his father’s table,
he broke an interval of silence by ask-
“Mamma, what did yon tell me in|
Philadelphia about my great-great-
grandfather being hung?"
The question was a startling cne, but
it was soon explained to the entire sat-
isfaction of the guests. —Exchange.
A sharp Turn. ;
‘‘After a young man has boen proper- |
at fi
ly brought up he will never steal any!
more horses,’’ says the Dallas News.
Yes, ‘‘brought up,’’ with a sharp turn!
—of the Tope. —~Rochester P ost-Express.
af They Are Then the Fad. ;
Is is almost time to hang the bloomers
up in the red cedar closet, rendy for an-
other year.—Boston Globe.
+ ders of applause and a rain of coin, both
“ple grace of the woman's tall figure re-
‘ : os» | harvest, but when the sunimer deéparte
‘(zuidsakes, are yo fou tae? ja ; nt tha sunnier 161 iried
| tery. Of course the police knew, but the
| that is the case, and as. Paris forgets as
| speedily as sho adores wildly, we had
skulls and hourglass over the entrance
to the churchyard are vigorously done. |
i from tha foot of the table.
‘deposit in a box all the tips received by
| New York Tribune.
win the rich young woman,
A Street Singer That Puznied the Freneh
Capital For Three Jonas,
Once, and once only, was it given to
Paris to be puzzled by a street singer, | |
The apperition only lasted threé months,
but while it listed it was most perplex- |
ing tc us.
on the boulevards, who were sipping’
their beer, or ‘‘strangling a parrot,’’ as
the French phrase hath it to describe
the process of imbibing a dose of that!
subt’e poison, absinth, were mildly
bored by observing the approach of three
street musicians. One man trundled a
piano, a second carried a violin and 8
third, a tall, slight woman in deep
mourning, her craps vail sweeping over
her fice, took up her station between
action, wherenpon many people, know:
ing the vilonoss and discord of street
music, made ready to leave, when, tc
the utter amazement of all, to the ac:
companiment of two fairly good instra-|
way as coal.
feet deep are dug, and as soon as the
ments, arose in the night air an exqui-
sitely modulated and very powerful fe.
male voice, siaging, with a hearfbreak
in every note, the wild wail of Traviata
over her appro aching death, ‘Gran Dio,
Perhaps the voice gained by the sur.
prise of the public, perhaps it was aided
by the stillness. of the snlfry air, bat
eortainly it sounded most divine. Thun-
gold and silver, rewarded the trio's ef
ne. but they never gave but two songs
per avening and then disappeared. The
adventurous men who followed the sup-
turned discorafited, scared away by the
troculent aspect of her two companions.
During that whole summer the
strange band -wounld reappear covery
night, and every night would reap a
they, too, vanished and never again re-
appeared. Theo Veiled Songstress, as she
was called, came from the darkness and
vanished info the night, and who she
wag or where she vanished is a mys
archives of the prefectura are sacred
{ from the gauze of the profane, and as
the arithmetical puzzle, Inaundi, the
lightning calculator, to distract our at
tention that antumn in front of the cafe,
eo the Veiled Songstress sank ont of
sight, and the waves of oblivion have
closed over her now and forever. —Paris
st. Giles, Cripplegate.
There is no church in London more
grimly affecting or more grewsomely}
picturesque than St. Giles’, Cripple
gate. Its lantern is strangely gaunt and
blackened, its towers stark and solemn.
The approaches are all straggling and
curious. We fancy ourselves in a bit of
some old foreign city. The curious
It escaped the great fire and is an inter
esting church altogether and pictor-
esque. Here we find Milton's tomb,
Foxe's (of the ‘Book of Martyrs'’) and
that of a daughter of Shakespeare's
Lucy. And, as if this were not suffi.
cient to reward ome's curiosity, they
will show us the registry of the mar-
riage of Oliver Cromwell to Elizabeth
Boucher. In the churchyard a large
fragment cf the old city wall iz to be
seen. —(entleman’s Magarine.
Huamor Ia the Family.
“One of those lazy, good for nothing
tramps called today and wanted a piece
of pie,’ said the landlady during a mo-
mentary zilence:
The bachelor boaeder faltered and laid
down his knife and fork.
“And did he ge€ it?" he queried anx-
“Not much,” returned the
lady. ‘'IIp got a piece ¢f my
stead." yp
“Which probably destroyed his,’
piped the thin boarder in the tenor voice
ind in-
“‘His what?" * demanded the landlady
‘Peace of mind,’” explained the thin
boarder apologetically.
Everybody cried out in applause at
Waiters and Tips.
There was astonishment in a Paris
cafe recently when a new waiter pock-
eted the tips be received as his own
property, and he was arrested oun the
complaint of his employer. It isthe cus
tom in Paris restaurants employing
more than ons waiter for the garcons tc
them, and at the close of the day the
head waiter opens this box, counts the
money and divides is pro rata, after de-
ducting a certain percentage for the pro-
priotor for breakage. This head waiter
is called ‘‘the corporal’’ In Boston
head waiters ure called ‘‘captains,’’ but
they do not appear to have any such
military designation in New York —
Love Prodigality. :
A Michigan avenue youth was dilat-
ing to a friend upcn the charms of his
adored one. His friend was disposed to
distrust EOIEW hat the acuracy of the
young man's vision.
‘‘She is beautiful; you say?
“As a star!”
“And rich?"
“Bah! I know not vor care
“True, thas is: a secondary considera
dion. But is she very wise?’
**Wiser than Sclomon!’]
“Exce Hent. I suppo co
fine family?"
i= also of
my bay? Family? : Why,
that girl has a family tree th at would |
| shade Lincoln park!’ —Chie ago Times-
A Mine.
‘The poor young man was trying to
‘‘Be mine,’ he implorel.
“What kind of mine?” she responded:
‘‘gold mine?’ ~Detroit Free Press.
One evening all the loungers.
wor rr ——
Genesis §, 1, *'In the heinning God coonred
the heaven and the earth.’ —First Lesson.
Revelation xxi, 1, ‘“And I saw a new heaven
and n new earth ''—Sesond Lesson.
The Epistle for the day speaks of the inter-
val as a race or u fight; the gospel, as a day's
work in a vineyurd.
Whence? and Whither? cries the soul.
Here thy cradle, there thy goal.
Here they tel of man’s first birth.
"There they # ng new heaven, new earth,
"Twixt the two a rice fo run
Till thy eartaly coarse be done.
Life is battle; lifo 3 tofl.
Man was bora to till the soil,
Who for fight the palm would bear
Plants his blows nor beats the air.
Whatsoe'er the Master send,
© Work unenvisus to the end.
May thoy hare who strive to teach
Grace to practice what they preach!
Made from dast and prone to sin,
May they feel God's breath within!
—~F. Cornish in Week by Week..
How It Is Mined and Dried and Prepared
For Market.
Meerschaun is extracted in the sams
Pits from 235 feet to 123
vein is st: horizontal galleries,
gometimes oi considerable length, ara
made, but more than two galleries ara
seldom to be found in one pit. Ths
stone as extracted is called “ham tash’’
(rough block: and is soft enough to bs
easily cut with a knife. It is white,
with a yellowish tint, and is covered
with a red clayey soil of abont one inca
thick. In thiy state thé blocks are pur-
chased by dealers on the spot, not by
weight nor by measurement, but ac-
cording to approxiinate quantity, either
per load of three sacks or per cartload,
the price varying from £35 to £30 per
load, accordicg to quality. These rough
blocks are dried and subjected to cer-
tain preparation before being conveyed
to Eski-Shehir. Some of them ure as
smail ar a wilnut, while others attain
the size of a cubic foot. Those which
combine regularity of surface and size
are the best. ‘Che manipulation required
before they are resdy for exportation is
long and cost)y. The clayey soil attach-
ed is removed and the meerschaunia
dried. In summer exposure for five (xr
six days to the sun’s rays suffices, but
in winter a r¢om heated to the required
temperature {3 required, and the dr
ing process takes eight or ten days
When well dried, the blocks are well
cleaned and polighed. Then they are
sorted iffto abeut 12 classes, each clans
being packed with great care in sepn-
rate cases and each block being wrapped
in cottcn wool. —Engineering and Min-
ing Journal
Training a Locomotive. :
It may not be generally imown that
locomotives ititended for express trairs
require as much training, in their way,
for fast running as do race horses. The
Pennsylvania Railroad company builds
its own engines, and those built for ex-
press trains are known asclass P. They
are very large and built, with slight vn-
riations, after the pattern of the big
English engine imported into this cour:
try severzl yenrs ago, and which at that
time was a curiosity in its way. When
.one of these big engines is taken out cf
the shops to bs placed on the road, in-
stead of putting it to the wark it is ir-
tended for at once it is run for two cr
three weeks cn some one of the local
branches in order to train it, 80 to speak,
for faster running. By this meaps all
the bearings and journals connected
with the running gear become settled
to their work, for should apything about
tbe new mach:ne not work harmonious-
ly there is ample time to adjust the de-
fect. Usually the new engine proves
troublesome orn acccunt of its propensity
to make fast “ime, and at almost every
station the train is found to bd a littl
ahead of schedule time and must wait
for from ten seconds to a minute. —Phil-
adelphia Record.
A Greek Devil Beli.
The Greek oneeption of their devil,
whom they call Yama, makes that per-
-sonage one of the most satanic of the
whole devil tribe.
ideas of him, he is 240 miles high and
According to their
the hairs on his body stand cut like
palm trees on a mountain side. He pun-
ishes the docmed beings submitted tu
his charge by putting them in beds of
boiling oil, sawing their bodies in two,
pouring molten lead in their ears and
such other little pranks as palling out
their tongues. toe and finger nails and
ing out their eyes. He is a beart-
less old devil of the most devilish kind
and has many other exquisite little tor-
tures laid up for the helpless wretch
consigned to bis ‘‘chamber of herrors.”’
—3t. Louis Republic.
Italian Superstition.
Superstition. reigns tyrannically in
many rural districts in Italy. Lately a
fortune teller prophesied to a young
farmer and his sister, living near Noto,
Sicily, that ov the evening before a cer-
tain feast day both would die a violent
death. This so affected the minds of the
poor dupes that they became insane and
rushed shrieking through the streets. A
brother of these unfortunates then came
somehow to the conclusion that the ca
lamity was die to the witcheralt of
their stepmother, and in a tit of blind
rage he killed the poor woman with a
hoe. —Philade lphi a Ledger. :
Kind Offer.
Iimpoliteness may sometimes perhaps
be answered properiy with impertinence
A struggling author went to an.editor
with a manos Tp. ;
“On,” exclaimed the editor, ‘don’;
bother me now. I've other fish to fry.’
“Well, I'll fry your fish for you,"
said the author, ‘while you read my
23 the edditcr had
toread it. — Youth's
A laay of gonins will give a gente,
air to well fancied
suit of knots S Writer gives
a Spirtt to a whole sentence bv a sings
expression. —{(yuy.
ber whole diess by a
as a jade
The Kentucky river had irs
from an Indian expression, Kain
‘at the head of the river
tuk ee
“ties to go by default, the expectation being,
t eve of she convention and hia futile work
for Quay, were eertainly specimen bricks
‘| gerved in England as a festival.
ered frou: the yoke of the Danes.
ow the Qany S:111 Pact Campaign Failed | !
in Centre snd Northampton Counties.
The Northampton county convention on :
Saturday and the Centre county primaries !
on the same day established two impor |
tant pointe—first, the utter weakness of
Senator Quay in these counties, and seo-
ond, the misrepresentation, subterfuge
and trickery by which his sampaign is be-
ing conducted.
The election of the entire delegation in
favor of Governor Hastings and Judge
Reeder, and the killing of a resolution to
indorse Senator Quay showed the sentl-
ment of the Northampton Republicans
pretty clearly. In Centre county theelec-
tion of about 113 out of 124 county con:
vention delegates was proof positive that
the governor's home county is where it’
was expected to be,
A specially notable feature of the Sat
tarday proceedings; however, was the
proof furnished with startling distinct-
ness of the bad faith and deceit of the
Quay management. When Senator Quay
precipitated the present conflict he caused
it to be understood that he would fight
General Hastings and h!s friends in every
county in the state. It required buta
short - tlmbe to disclose to him thas his
chances tm Centre, Northampton and
Bucks, among other counties, were very.
poor indeed. Then Aulrews and Leach
from the Quay headquarters sent out the
intelligence that no fight would be pro
jected by Senator Quay in these counties.
This surrender did net decaive any one.
The fact that Contre is the homo of the
governor, Northampton of Secratary of
State Reeder and Bucks of Colonel Gilke
son, was stated by Mr. Leach asthe reason
for magnanimously perriitting these coun.
of course, that the friends of the adminis
tration would relax their efforts to an ex-
tent that could be taker advantage of by
Quay’'s followers.
While the Quay organs were yet damp
with Leach’s printed declaration of non
interference, money was being spent lav
ishly in both Centre and Northampton in
an effort to obtain by corruption and
tresnchery what was unattainable by fair
methods. Charged witli doub’e dealing,
the Quay managers relied that no fight
was directed from headquarters and that
the opposition in Centre and Northampton
to the governor and Colanel Gilkeson was
purely local. “Jack” Robinson's raid
from Delaware county into Northampton,
and his appearance at Bethlehem on the
of ‘local’ opposition.
The victories
forces on Saturday was not a surprise to
anybody (unless to Senator Quay), bus
the circumstances attending them finished
a valuable object lesson of the disreput
abte methods in vogue by the Quayitesto|
bolster up a bad cause. If any evidence
was wanting it is now forthcoming that
no dependence can be placed In any agree
ments, promises or pled ges made by them.
Their campaign ts a campaign of decep-
tion and fraud. Acconling to the Pine
street headquarters announcements, Bucks
county will be left unopposed for Hast
ings and Gilkeson. in the same way that
Center and Northampton were. The Bucks
counsy Republicans know what this
means, and should not be caught off theis
guard. Quay’s managers have been pub
licly convicted of deceit and general dis
honesty in the two cases named; the
Bucks county people know what they
may expecs.
Fight and Praying He Will Win.
WASHINGTON, July 23. ~The declaration
by Mr. Quay that Mr. Cameron is not a
factor in the fighs In Pennsylvania does
mot couns for much among those who are
at all familiar with the plans laid ou? for
the Cameron boom. Should Mr. Quay
win it would very soon develop that Mr.
Cameron's interests wure advanced, In
spite of Mr Quay’s announcement, which
will bear n second careful reading. A vic
tory for Quay now would be regarded by
the silver men as a sriumph for their
cause, and they world look forward very
hopefully to a “Cameron delegation’ from
Pennsylvania to the Republican national
convention. ‘I'he explanation of Quay's
making this declaration is not believed by
those familinr with the national bearing
of the contest to be that Quay is trying to
unload Cameron and free silver so as to
help himself. but that, foreseeing defeat,
he wants to relieve Cameron from being
involved in it.
The silver Republicans areseriously and
earnestly bent upon making Cameron
their presidential candidate, with or with-
out Pennsylvania. They intend to make
the fight, and think that by throwing the
election into the house they may sucoveed,
if in the electoral college they can secure
him a few votes, so as tu make him one
of the shrewe candidates before the house.
‘A victory for Quay, it is said, would
help Cameron, bus if ‘‘the combine’ is to
win it is important thas it should not ap-
pear that the blow was simed at Cameron,
rather than Quay. The belief is, there-
fore, that Is is Cameron rather than him-
self whom Quay seeks to serve by his an-
nouncement. He does not want to in-
volve bis colleague in defeat.
A New Industry.
A Pari; Yeggar has been liviag very
comfortably by hanging himself. He
would choose a tree where young chil-
dren were playing, string himself up
and groan to attract attention so that
they would run for heip. He would be
cut down and restored, and a letter in
his pocket would explain his attempted
puicide by a statement of his destita-
A Gigantic Enterprise.
Lendon’s constant trouble over the
lack of sufficient water supply bas
‘brought Op proposal which will re-
quire the sm of $50,000,000 to carry
out. It is to build two aqueducts, one
150 miles long, the othgr 170 miles, and
each is to convey 200,000,000 gallons of
water a day.
Bold Straw Hat Wearers.
A uniqae organization called the An-
tomnal Straw Hat association has just
been formed in Boston. Its object is
to persuade men to wear straw hats aft-
er Sept. 15. provided the emperarre
makes it justifiable.
For over 400 years Nov. 13 was ob-
it com
memorated the death of Hardican ‘ec
and the acoussion of Hdward the Con-
fessor, by which the country was deliv:
A Walter's stupidity snd’ the Cllssar to a
Dinner. :
They sat at his favorite table inam
up town restaurant. Both were dressed
in the height of fashion. :
The attention of the other guests in
the dining rcom had been attracted to
the couple by ths evident anxiety of the
young man to make a favorable impress
sion upon his fair companion. He gave
orders to the waiter with an air of self
styled superiority, and his tone of voios
was warranted to reach the ears of all
those present.
As the courses progressed the time for
serving dessert came. The young woman
was“ heard to confess a Weakness for
huckleberry pie.
‘“Ah,”” exclaimed the youth, ‘‘so
funny, you know! I, too, am passion-
ately fond of huckleberry ‘ple. I have i¢
almost every day here.’’
“I say, waiter,”” he called, at the
same time snapping his Bugens above
the table, “bring two portions of rve-
kleberry pie!”
The waiter executed the order with -
due haste, and as he set the plates npon
the table the final act of the little
drama that was being enjoyed by the
persons at other uear by tables began.
The young woinan frowned, then blush-
ed, and leaning over complained to the
young man in a stage whisper that the
powdered sugar had been omitted.
“How stupid!” he cried as he beck-
oned the waiter again. ‘‘Brooks,’”’ he
said to that functionary, “what is it
that I always order with huckleberry
pie, and which you invariably forget?*’
. “I know, sir,”’ replied the waiter,
after a moment's hesitation. :
“Go at once, then,’ continued the
youth, ‘and bring it to Miss ———’’
..By this time several new arrivals who
had come in just in time to hear the
last part of the conversation joined the
rest. of . the. andience in watching the
couple. Everybody waited impatiently
for the waiter's return. :
In a few seconds he came back hur ;
riedly and walking to the young wom-
.an's side laid beside her plate—a knife.
The young man’s face was a study in
chromatics of high tints as he saw the -
expression of suppressed laughter about
him. He hastily paid the bill and left
‘with his fzir companion, who showed
of the administration}
Sumis that the ‘‘setback’’ of the earth
‘its. dajly rotation round its axis
ported to be thdt such retardation
owing to the friction caused by
tides, the latter acting as a brake; and
such action is calculated, according to
this same sutharity, to be equal
earth, due to the falling on it
oric dust, which, if deposited at
rate of one foot in 4,000 years,
produce the observed retardation’
self. Further, such a phenomenon aa
Stiver Men Aestonis Wetehing the Quay | D8 200A] growth and melting of
and ice at the poles, by abstracting
water from the other parts of the ocean,
introduces irregularities into the prob-
lem, the abstraction accelerating the
earth's motion, and the meliing, by re-
storing the water, retarding it.
as opposed to the retarding forves, it is
urged that there is to be taken into ac-
cougt a probable acceieration, due to the
gradual sinking of the earth by cooling,
this, however, being not more, perhaps,
than one six-thousandth part of the re-
tardation due to tidal friction.
A Timeless Village. :
From the notebook of a recent trav-
eler in Alsace:
Belchen I looked upon the beautiful vil-
lages of the Lewen valley, and being a
tourist who likes to poke his nose into
everything I turned by chance into the
church at Kirchberg. On comingout I
took out my watch to regulate it by the -
clock in the church tower. But there
was no clock to be seen. Hence I went
into the village inn, and there asked the :
time. But mine host could not oblige
‘You see,’ he said, ‘we have no
use for clocks. In the morning we go hy
the smoke rising from the chimney at
the parsonage upon the hill. The par-
sonage pecple are very regular. We dine
when dinner is ready. At 4 p. m. the
whistle of the train coming from Mass-
munster tells us that the time has come
for another meal, and at night we know
that it is time to go to bed when it is
dark. On Sundhys we go to church
when the bell rings. Our parson is a
very essy going man. He doesn’t mind
begioniss half an hour _soomer or
later." :
Talk at $1 a Minute.
~ At the yearly meeting of Friends at
Wimington, O., Edward R. Walton,
formerly a. missionary among the In-
dians, offered to pay $5 if the meeting
would give him five minutes’ time to
make a speech. The meeting closed the
bargain, and Walton began his dollar a
minute discourse. :
At the end of the five minutes paid’
for the clerk called a halt. As he waa
in thé middle of a story, Mr. Walton
thought a minute, then gravely and de-
liberately marched to the clerk's desk
and laid down $2 more, and finished his
story in seven minutes.—New York Re-
A Stur on Qur Good Sense.
Is not the frequent granting of new
trials, especially for serious offenses,
something of a reflection upon our juris. .
prudence? (Ought we not as the present
stage of civilization to have such laws
and judges that there will remain little
‘ chance for the commission of the errors
that give cause for retrials? Juries are
not charged with many mistakes. The
i granting of a new trial on the ground
shat the verdict was against the evi-
dence is exceedingly rare. The worst of
criminals escape through the delays se-
cured through new trials. — - Denver Poet.
“On my return from