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Kane Weekly Leader, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1888, Kane, Pennsylvania VOLUME IIINUMBER KANE THURSDAY FEBRUARY PER IN A BUSINESS CARDS ATTORNEYATLAW FBAUET STRUT KANE PA flEORGE H OHH ATTORNEYATLAW OrBlCB KANE FA JUSTICE OF THE PEACE orricn is GMIMMTS BLOCK PA rtABVEB HOUSB MBS C W Kwo Proprietrws WARREN n ARTISTICAL PHOTOGRAPHER WARREN PENNA rjR THOS L KANE PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office In Magowans Drug Store Electric Nigut Bell at right side of front B HARRIET A KANE Omen AT RBSIDKUCE KANE PA Receives Ladies and Children only for gen eral medical and surgical treatment EVAN ON KANE PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office at Magowans Drug Store Burgeon to Tlf US E L WHITING MILLINER AND DRESSMAKER Residence and Htoro on Chaw Street A One stock of Millinery Goodi E IXCHANGE HOTEL Gao H LuostiABT proprietor WARREN PENNA Bittm POT Day Sample Rooms TIT J ARMSTRONG PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON KANE PENNA over Glllls Drug pTJCKTAIi HOTEL RESTAURANT R E LOOKBB Proprietor Prater Btreet Kant Pa Warm ano noon GoJtd Boarding Br ncoommodatlon of Uiono having humoa p EORGE FOLKMAN ARTESIAN WELL DRILLER PESKA Portublo Drill ntlBWER HOUJJB Proprietor tlntclum In evrry wppct to HunWn inod PllUbunt uid Krtc IIRH AND NOTION BTKBOT KAXECPENXA Ornamental HUmpInu of nil klndi nwtly ss notice p SURGEON P R RAMI P A W R R KANE PENNA LaMonl Pharmaw Enlriuif from Minlh ulifo of bnlltlluir Night rail by lirll at right of office door tng tube TNO A MEIJ NOTARY PUBLIC GKSKRAL IN SURANCE AftKST AXD LAND OFFICK KANE MKEAN COUNTY PENNA Otnlncts teaimi and general Omveyanrlng lliwlnem will receive prompt attention Omee at Residence Jeinjt C lUcoS HBawinAK GOBTOX TlACKUS A GORTON ATTOimEYS AND CoCSBBMXJBSATLAW SMETHPORT PA Ofllee front moms on nccnnd building oppnxlle the Omrt Hoiine All legal promptly attended U CLYDE KIME BEAL ESTATE AGENT AXD COXVEYAXCER RIDCWAY PA Fnrnlsh adflrewen of land owners tn Elk Bounty OH forsale Communications unnwcrod promptly Oil be obtained In Kane hy npply lUBattheroatOfllec KEYSTONE BILLIARD PARLOR AND BARBER SHOP Jos Campbell Block KANE PA P O Box BB winlpmenU are all new billlardt or pool Rive him a call TTASKILL BURDICK DKAtABS PIAXOS ORGASS SBWISO MAcniKEs OIL ATTACHMESTS ASD PARTS SMETHPORT PENNA Will be nt Kane on or about the 16th of month PARLOR Scirio VOCFO Proprietor Street KANE PENNA ThLi room him leen newly flnlrtcd throntfi fine now I9Ulard of make hu boon added the Pool Table thornntfynvcThauleiLsnd and added Ivorled ran do w with pleasure M thta Parlor A SHOP In connection with the Billiard Parlor yon gel a good or bftlr cut General COMPANIES o of North IMS Franklin of Fhil American 8f T MMMnrmoni MatMt A 1 1 a OB p I o I so X 4J m PLUMBING CO M pnrrluwd of the KANC CA8 LIGHT AND HEATING CO I Plumbing and Gas Fitting TOOLS STOCK GOODWILL And In addition thereto will put In a full and complete line of PLUMBING SUPPLIES AND MODERN CONVENIENCES For a Khort time may the old office at the north end of Fralcy street until wo complete our new store next door to Methodist Church Expert mechanics and fine will Invite And merit your Persons fntrodnclne Water Khonld wait to sec our Why go abroad If you can do betternt homer D Managcr AH t Paid the nmn how lol lars have I wasted nmont Mer I chant Tailors But I will com I mencc st once to retrieve my fallen fortunes by trading tit O B LAYS Heady Made Cloth ing Emporium Pot I Oflos BpNdlnf Kane Pa who read thta ssM then act they will find honorable em pjovment that will not take and fcitillles The an ism and nure for every IndiiMrKmn nenon many nave made and are now making a It M easy for any one to make S5 and Ofwardn per day who Is willing to work EKoer rtf oM not needrrt yon Everything new No special ability required von reader fan do It M welt any one Write to ns at onoe tet mil which we mall free AddressStlnson Maine leoTly WAITED LOCAL TRAVBHmO SALESMEN KANE HOUSE II II COIISON The only FlntClan Hotel In the City The Katm Itounr In the rnont centrally lo cated tor buKlmm of any Hotel In the City It all the Modern bnlnc hrat and lighted throughout with gu In every flample Room on tint floor The new proprietor linn reflttral thin Howl anl put It tn Antclara shape and propTnten V run ll In Uiebral manner or necmwiry cxpcnftc The nre xupplled with the belt the Kflnrd FlrhiClam very connected with One of the IKSI Kant or sample In Uie State In nuppllol with theWt Old Im porlnd WhlKkltn Wines Bradln Olui and Mineral Watcn Capacity 7 Bates per Day B F MConnell GENERAL GROCEEIES ASD PROPRIETORS or PEOPLES MEAT MARKET MITCHELL KNAPP Agents WARREN PCNNA Represented in Kane by W P WESTON ESQ Canh GenMcn American Liverpool and Otveen BoyM IWIW JACK AND i I was so tired of Jack poor bar And Jack was tired of me Host longed for sweets will FMe had bean Und sod we Two foollso spendthrift hearts made wsstr Ot lifsa best gifts with esgw harte Oh tired we were seems so lose When ererrtbiBg goes well l The walls of home rose grim and street Like la a cell We clanked our marriage chain and Vbttd For freedom we had left behind Tired tired of love sod peace were Of every days calm bliss t We had no got to win tinea he l mine and 1 And 10 we sighed la mute deipalr f And wished each other anywhara Bat sorrow came one pain Of Deaths dark awful fear Oh then our hearts beat warm again Then each to eacbWM dear It seemed that lite could nothing lack WhUe Jack bad me and I had Jack Madeline a Bridges In Frank WHY YOUR HEAD ACHES What a FamUy Doctor for a Or What to Avoid Probably one of the most common head aches it not the most common is that called nervous Tho class of people who are most subject to it are certainly not your outdoor workers It ever my old friend thegardener had had a headache it would not have been one of this descrip tion Nor does Darby the plowman nor Jarvey the bus man nor Greatfoot the ganger suffer from nervous headache nor any one else who leads an outdoor Ife or who takes plenty ot exercise in the open air Bnt poor Mattto who stoves away her days in a stuffy drapers shop and Jeannle In her lonesome attic bend ing over her white stitch stitch far Into the night and thou sands ot others of the indoor working class ore martyrs to this form of head ache Are they alone in their mlseryf No for my Lady Bonhomme who comes to have her ball dress fitted on has often a fellow feeling with Jeannle and Mattie She however we cannot afford to pity quite so much because she has the power to change her modus Vivendi whenever she chooses What are the symptoms of this com plaint that makes your head ache so Yon will almost know it is coming from a dull perhaps sleepy feeling You have no heart and little hope and you are rest less at night Still more restless though when it comes on In full force and then for nights perhaps however ranch you may wish to yon can scarcely sleep at all How my poor head does sche This yon will say often enough sadly to your self and hopelessly to those near yon from whom yon expect no sympathy and get none And yet the pain is bad to near although it is generally confined to only one part ot the head The worst ot this form ot headache lies in the fact that It is periodic Well as it arises from unnatural habits ot life or pe culiarities of constitution this periodicity is no more than we might expect If I just note down some ot the most ordinary causes of nervous headache peo ple who suffer thenfrom will know what to do and what to avoid 1 will then speak ot the treatment Overwork Indoors Overstndy Work or study Indoors carried on in an unnatural or cramped position ftf body Literary men and women owght to do most of their work at standing desk lying down DOW and then on asofatocaso brain heart and permit Ideas to flow They should work ont of doors In One weather their feet resting on a board not on tho and tinder canvas In wet wentbcr It Is surprising the good this simple advice If followed can effect Neglect ot the ordinary rales that con duce to health Want ot trash air in bedrooms Want ot abundant skin exciting exer cise Neglectot the bath Over Indulgence In food especially of a stimulating character Weakness or debility ot body however produced This can only to remedied by proper nutriment Nervousness however induced The excitement Inseparable from a fashionable life Exciting passion anger aad Jealousy In particular Two very little girls were one afternoon entertaining themselves and their elders at aa afternoon party One ot them had recently learned to spell and she was standing np before the company try ing through much tribulation of timidity and forgetf olaees to display her accom plishment The other little dot became aggrieved nobody was taking any notice of her everybody was listening to Ixraise In she pushed before the star of tho oc casion and rattled off Indignantly Two yean old las born Fal mouf DamsUhle county name Misser Cevelaad Adam firs man She had succeeded every one In the room roared and the general attention fixed npojo her little vaia Youths Companion GeUalold fthwUlilaf for Among the various uses of celluloid it would appear to be a suitable sheathing tor ships in place of copper A French com pany now undertakes to supply the sub stance for this at nine franca per surface meter and per millimeter of thickness In experiments by M Butalne plates ot cel luloid applied to various vessels in Jan uary last were removed Are or six months after and found quite intact and free from marine vegetation which was abundant on parts uncovered The color ot the substance is indestructible the thickness may be reduced to meter and the qualities of elasticity solidity im permeability resistance to chemical ac tion are all in favor of the use ot Industrlelles A HOMO of Wire A house ot win lathing is one of the curiosities ot the Manchester exhibition The architect fr Mr 6 F Armltage and the wire lathing is stated to resist flre This wire lathing can be applied to or dinary wooden beams and it can be used for UM partitions by itself while wire cloths ot various kinds form part of the same Invention It will be seen that the cottage is neat In appearance and if fire proof it has at least one substantial prop erty to recommend Vf for Jacob If you and your estima ble wife could look a trifle less mournful I think the picture would bo more satis factory Deacon Yotrag man our son Jacobs tn jail for boss stealin This pfcters fer him her Judge r IN THE PANTOMIME PARTS WHICH CHILDREN LIKE BEST IN SPECTACULAR PLAYS Talent la Which Uttle Xieafo Wonderful Memory Concerning Stage I dont want to wear that dress II aint bright and pretty like the The child was a pretty girl of 8 yean and she was being arrayed in a coarse dark gown to represent Little Buttercup In It is always commented Mr Jo seph W Homer the costnmer to ft re ooat was Mown far out to porter who happened to be present aboara the Belndeer been at this business thirtyfive years a I havent yet found the child who did not get said the funny little man object to appearing in dark or coarse cos The costumes the little girls enjoy added Mr Homer are those that are brilliant the brighter and more spark ling they are the better the children are pleased while a somber dress seems to have a bod effect on them at once Tho boys like soldier clothes best and sailor suits next The girls always take a great fancy to a train gown and when represent birds of long plumage they pay particular attention to it I have watched them very closely and have noticed too how peculiarly old fashioned girls are la every instance and how they are all at tention to the instructions given them requiring much lew effort in this respect than boys Some of the most elegant cos tumes worn by girls of 6 to 8 years are Pasteurs method of Inoculation has been eimplined by a Hungarian physician Instead ot taking the sjrfnal cord of an In fected rabbit and attenuating Its poison hy drying Dr Hogyes takes the spiMl cord it Vf with water etmtataing eMoride of sodium of which a of can he wsde The tag Is UHMI HBssHsrtBH fM IvfV WVCfOVf M9P01 HWT or six tarnenkMM la the hath Immunity frow New Tert ComwietClal Advertiser It easts the TJnfttd States a to curry t ISIS those ot the style ot Louis XIV tor the minuet In this they wear dresses of the finest quality ot figured silk with puffed sleeves and trimmed with gold and sil ver These costumes cost often as high as each Elegant suits for the boys are made of silk velvet square cut They include sword jeweled buckles and trim ming of pink silk and velvet Snch a suit complete is worth They are for the minuet also fairy costumes are made of lighter material but are often trimmed with lace aad embroidered in gold and silver How young have you known children to appear in private theatricals or on the professional stage As early as 2 years of age I remem ber a girl of thin age who committed eight to memory and recited them at a Sunday school entertainment She did not break down once and her pronuncia tion was correct throughout At u fairy play la a hall of this city at which u school took part then was a girl of 3 years who remembered her part all through and did the stage business well She also sang la an What is tho best age for teaching chil dren to actf For girls 7 or 8 years The brain at that time begins really to develop and Is ttocteuftceplinle Hoys must be 10 years old before they can do anything cute or smart on the stage That is my actual experience and Ive taught at least children for Stage appearances My idea Is that a childs soul is as mature as a grown persons The penetrating maze of Children netmil to me to show What parts are children best In Pathetic and singing parts Comedy In children Is very rare In fancy pieces those written especially for children the boys do as well as girls but the girls learn their parts and seem to understand what Is wanted of them much more quickly than boys They do not forget while tlie boys do The boys will leave out lines The parts must be fairly thumped Into them I recall one remarks bio piece ot work by a girl of 8 years that will show jou how apt they arc The play was and a numhcr of chil dren were to act It for some charitable in stitution Tho girl who was to take the part of Ariel WM IS yean old At noon on the day the play was to bo Riven met with an accident that rendered her appearance Impossible Our only huno was a child 8 years old who we knew was bright enough to read the part saw her that afternoon and asked her to rend the part She had been on the stage be fore In private theatricals and had done very well Sbo refused to read hut said would learn the part Tbero were 200 lints and seven or tight She began at 8 oclock and by the time tho curtain was rung up had committed the part completely to memory Why on the stage she recited It as readily as if it hod been an everyday occurrence with her She was the child ot poor parents I have seen great big girls of 14 or 13 cry and snivel over their part when younger ones would get along without any difficulty I remember a noteworthy case where I had seventy young girls In a tableau The girl In it representing the Spirit of Death was only 10 I gave them their positions and told them to leave the stage come back and take exactly the same places again They did It without a single How long does It take to prepare a child to take a For a play six rehearsals ns a rule are sufficient and for a tableau one re hearsal is enough In a tableau ot a gypsy dance not long ago I placed the children in position hand and foot raised as if dancing and then dismissed them Two days later they all took the same positions without a word of instruction An interesting case was that of a wore of children whose ngcs ran from H to IS and who wen governed as to their positions on tho stage by different lights one posi tion for blue another for red anil so on Not one missed after tho first rehearsal and the little ones were jnst as apt ns tho older ones and were besides often first to take their Do many of the children become pro fessional actors No These little private performances are done for the amusement of friends and parents arc delighted to see their children In them but when the children are wanted for the professional singe the parents object at once There is no in stance that I know ot where a child has been cultivated at so early an ago for the stage nor do I know of a woman who became a brilliant actress from a smart child on the stage I do know however of boys who were bright in this respect who have become good actors The child who in 1850 made such a hit as Eva in Uncle Toms when it first came on is an example of what I tell you She grew tip in the profession hut was not York Mail und fix press Rallrawl A mofei wonderful Invention is reported from Vienna An Austrian engineer hat It is cald designed a track to rnn before every railway train being maintained al ways at a fixed but adjustable distance in front by the force ot an electric cnrrent transmitted along the metals from s dy namo on the engine The current is con ducted through mercury contained in glass tabes on the pilot truck IT there fore the truck comes into collision the tubes arc broken and the contact conse quently destroyed The interruption ot the current instantly and automatically applies the breaks on the following train It la claimed by the inventor that two ex presses fitted with this system might with Immunity be set to rnn fnll Utt at each other The collision ot their pilot isWsJCkS ATTCSt MW 4H BOtH tnlm before they eonM aseet The ete fMntof human fatUbfltty h w EATERS OF WHALE two Queer Uttte MmQaalnt Sad Ctutoou I have ont wife my brother has two and my father has said a quaint looking little man with almond ayes and an X In India Ink on each cheek to a re porter The speaker was Oom Kooh and with him was Tommy or Nagbsook both Esquimaux who arrived here on the whaler Bolndeer Their home Is among the Siberian steppte within the Arctic circle in 0019 degs north latitude and 170 degs west longitude Here born and bred in a snow house in a laud where the sun never sets In summer they had re as had their ancestors for thou years and never dreamed of another country until when their HtUo tyn boat was blown far ont to sea they LIGHTNING STRIKES TO RELIEVE THE ELECTRICAL TEN SION OF THE ATMOSPHERE The Bryitertoaa Pnttpected and Fre quently Fatal 4Bctam tho Flash and duetlng Bo tHE JPRISOtf floft Untying Death ef a On the side et steep b many hundred feet h base is at the granite waBs are two graveyards divided country rond The one nearer is the old plot that was used fc dead convicts Ontil thu small 2frlU wbelV first spoke and who talked English re markoblylwell Some other nun win probably nave her but then Ill get me another one trp there It mans goes fish ing come book and find wiles gone he dont worry He goes and gets some Tommy listened to this speech rather demurely Tommy Is said OomKooh He wants to get back again He has two pretty wives and three ugly onea I like California very welL Its nice and warm down here and when I go back next year Im going to bring mjr three sisters and come down here to These queer said J C Greene who was with them and who was wrecked off BehringB straits Siberia In 1881 do not hold the ties of marriage very sacred Another thing they no not punish for murder Harder however ts rare There are probably or Esquimaux within a radios of miles of where I waa wrecked and where Oom and Tommy are from and these speak twentylive or thirty different dialects You may IKS able to understand one dialect and be com pletely knocked out by another Tho peo ple live in Ice houses 800 or 400 In ft vil lage back a little way from the water They are very superstitions people too When the W F Marsh went to and we were cast away we tell in with the simple Esquimaux and got a couple to guide us to distant St Michaels It the latter part of August and we were beset with such fearful storms that we could make very little progress Our guides thought an evil spirit was among us and went to work to get rid of it Ono of them lay down on his right side white the other fastened a rawhide string round Ills neck with a stick attached to it eo It could Iw twisted tight Pulling at thin ho would raise and his head while both bowled out their weird chants to the gods After awhile they changed off and the Esquimau who had been down arose and became chief howler Ho prayed to tho gods for less wind and tho two then indulged In the most hair raising groans and chattering and grinding of teeth Finally one of them piled a big stone on lib shoulder and whirling with it uttered the most doleful sounds Then the other Indian was thrust up there the whirling and moaning and hallooing going on before How either the stone or tho Indi an staid there I dont know for neither wit held but Just seemed to lay there It wns some of legerdemain At length completely worn out and exhausted they quit nnd the wind going down nboiu that time they thought they hail made t good Job of U and we thanked them anil moved Franclnco Examiner The Bojr M Harvard Far different are tho circumstances under which the poverty stricken fresh man with an allowance of enters upon his academic career He rooms In College tumble down nnrom forlahlc barracks ncross tho street from the yard His apartment Is unhontcd and 111 famished Tim atmosphere though cold Is one of bard study Tho young men in whose company ho is thrown have come to the university like hlniHclf to work They arc not frivolous They have no money to frivol upon Many of driven by necessity to lake a serious view of consolation In religion In this t may as well remark Mr Gorans Midas and his friends exhibit little or no Interest It Is In Col lege house that tho headquarters of tho Evangelical persuasion at Harvard are ta variably round Once identified with this laborious cle ment the youth becomes known con temptuously us a dig and a cither words a person whose excessive In dustry renders him socially Ineligible He other word will justly express Memorial hall with 000 others at f per week At such posed to be net cost with no rent to the food supplied thus by wholesale ought to be of superlative quality As a matter of fact it Is wretched starved and quite goes through four dreary years of scholastic training at tho end of which he receives a degree of A EL nftcr delivering In a shabby coat before a largo and cultivated audicnco an oration upon the Advantages of a Liberal Educa He would have less to any did he know of what small value a college di ploma really Is to tho young man who has tostrngglo for his bread and butter In an unsympathetic Cor Chi cago Tribune Field for Utantrr What Held Is there In literary work for a young man or young woman who has Forac ability and yet has no knowledge of to begin wits nsfced of Kichnrd Watson Gilder editor of Tho Century Tho only way for a IxRinncr to do Is to begin To become a professional writer practice is I want to know what field there is to day for For people without literary reputa tions Yes people who want to make o repu want to rise In the profes sion it is fast becoming a profession in it Well the most constant demand Is for stories and out of this he can gtofhale into a serial writer a novelist publishing either in the magazines or in book form or both In this way the writer of stories has an advantage over the dramatic writer In that he can as Mr nrander Matthews mftke his brief essays and try them on the editors and on the public whereas in the dramatic art In this country he does not get the chance that he docs abroad where they take one act plnys from beginners That is ono reason why there are so many good writers of fiction coming np all over the country and why there are so few dramatists because the former have a chance to try their experiments npon the the latter have small Has not that been the case with almost all of our fiction writers of the present generation they began with short stories and then blossomed oat M the rose has been the rale Sorre of them have never got fairly beyond the short story stag bat If they write good short stories they have gained the rewards of York MaO aad Express Interview Now as a charge of electricity baa the property of inducing another charge ot electricity of an appesite kind to itself on any conducting matter near it and as the earth is composed of what is called conducting matter It follows that a charged cloud sailing orcr surface of the earth induces an opposite charge on the ground below Those two opposite charges one of positiTC the other of negative electricity tend by another well known property of electricity to rnsli toward each other and combine Hence they are able to overcome the resist ance ot the air between which keeps them apart they leap together with s flash and crack producing the familiar phe nomena of thunder and lightning Sometimes another cload floating near the first one takes the place of the earth and then the lightning flash takes place between them Lightning ot this kind not strike the earth but it might linve a destructive effect on the hitter for that because it might give rise to the bock which is sometimes fatal to life The back stroke is not due to the direct flash and discharge It Is rather the reaction after the direct dis charge has taken place elsewhere Sup posc for example that a track of upland a rural district with trees farms and here and there a church dotting it is covered by a thundercloud which induces charge of electricity npon H In order that the charge upon the earth may get nearer to that vipou tho cloud so as to combine with it the electricity by another well kmwn property will heap itself on the most prominent and pointed objects of the landscape That is to say it wilt ac cumulate on the trees barns chimney tops and spires of the district The whole atmosphere of the region is In a state of tension awtl suspense Tho bolt IB trembling in the balance but no man knows where it will fall Presently there is a blinding flash of light tho sky rent with a lurid stream of fire and in stantly the tension is relieved The dis charge has taken place at one point the point which offers tho pnth of least resist ance through tho air and at which Iho electrictension was most critical At every other place where tho electricity nitd seriously accumulated there Is con sequently a sudden of clwlric poten tial or a collapse to its old condition or AS it is colled a return This lustniitnueoiis change is sometimes as fatal as the direct discharge and It tuny ruin a building or destroy life several miles from the scene of the flash The return stroke in therefore more mysterious und unexpected than the flush but fatal effects are comparatively rare from Nevertheless since tho latter have been attributed to this cause a person cannot feel quite safe although a thunder Htorm with lightning is still several miles from him the number ot miles Iwlng estimated hy counting the seconds which elapse be tween the liiwh ami the pcnl and allow ing n distance uf four miles for every second counted He may feel snfcr limit if it were close upon htm but tbcrc is still eome room for fenr In fact there Is no rcnl safety except within the area properly protected by a lightning conductor or In a building which Is Itself a protector or instance a Iron house Every building then should be protected in order lie wife In the country where these are often isolated n lightning rod would lie required tor eacli but in towns ono rod would Eomrtiincs protect more than one house around it according to its height and con ductivity The takes place tit the point Of least resistance bccnunc It Is hero thnt the two opposite clcclrlcVles can cauicst rush together the emtcrncss with which they tend to ruth together is another thing to be considered These two things tnkcu together determine the discharge There may bo lew resistance to the at one hoiiso or tree than at another but t the attraction between tho opposite electricities is less at tho former the flash may traverse UM hitter llenco one cannot exactly say If one treXr or Imilding will be safer than another Tbero is uncertainty nud this is n reason for the Instinct of and uneasiness which most animals feel on tho approach of a thunder storm In ucncral however we can say that high houses or those perched on high ground are more likely to miller from tho discharge than email low lying houses The former nro therefore all more eli gible for protection and they are to bo avoided In shelter from a storm So are houses surrounded by trees and with ponds or pools of water close besido them For trees act as imperfect light ning rods having a good earth connection and especially if they are wet the dis Khargo may strike the house in order to the ground through them or in the cose of the pond through tho water Ono should not shelter under trees ot any kind but more especially tall soft trees 0ie poplars Many deaths have been in curred from sheltering under poplar trees In France Thunder storms are said to be more Irwjwntln open treeless conntrias such OS tho Transvaal or the Scottish hills and the tact has htsx attributed to the un checked ascent ot electrical vapors but on tho other hand they are probably less destructive in such countries Chimneys by creating currents of warm cmoko and hy their lining ot conducting soot are dangerous parts of houses end there arc ninny instances of the discharge taking thnt road It were better then to Hitting near a tiro In a storm In deed the safest plnco in the house on snch mi occasion would seem to be inthe cellar nnl basement rooms or upon n Iron bcd In the open air there cannot be a piece than dry holo or ditch for it places the body below the surface of tho ground and therefore not exposed on a prominent plnco But it should be a dry else tho water in it may invite the discharge for water being a conductor In Rood connection with tho earth lowers the resistance to the ing RaUerlaa Telegraph A rapid method ot soldering telegraph wires has recently been Introduced and is now to be generally adopted in Russia Its principal advantage consists in the saving ot time required for tie work and in the ot Kay which would to some extent redoce the strength of the win The two ends ot the wire already embraced by binding wire are dipped Into a vessel holding a considerable quantity of melted snider I npon the top of which there is sufficient powdered sal ammoniac to leave a thick j I layer liquid salt The ends of the wire 1 pressed into the vessel are quickly joined however dirty they may Leslies level ground was thickly sprinl rough wooden crosses and small carved stones and thea a mash 1 place further tip the hill was set ap this The big prism has stood on its site for more than fifty years and al the number of there has creased proportionately with the ot the population the avenge atfniber deaths within its walls has not tocreasM Humanity and science have cat down the1 death rate On an average ten persons a year die in the prison and nearly all ot those who hare died hate been trariei in the prison graveyard and left there un disturbed A lew have died by accident in the work shops but the percentage of death by accident is so small to be scarcely worthy ot note A large major ity of deaths has been caused by con sumption which however is rarely eon tracted within the prison walls A prisoner1 suffering from consumption is shown every consideration possible with prison discip line His work is mode light and as soon as be shows the symptoms ot breaking down he is sent to the hospital In the prison graveyards repose the bones of about 500 convicts This makes the number of deaths average nearly ten a year The old graveyard on the slope nearest the river looks like a deserted Gods acre of olden times A dozen yenrs ago when the burying ground was moved further up the slope the fence of the old place was left to take core of itself which it has failed to do The mounds have been beaten down until they are level with the ground The rough wooden crosses that bear a number corresponding to one in big ledger in the prison in which a record of the dead is kept stand In straggling fashion Thess were origin ally nnpalnted pieces of wood nailed to gether in the form ot a cross and driven into the etirth A few of them have been kicked over but even on them that are still standing the numbers that were ou them once have been so defaced by the weather thatthey are scarcely legible The newer graveyard to in a much btt ter condition The wooden crosses are comparatively new and the numbers that are on them can be plainly seen At tho bead of a few of the mounds stand rough stones crudely cut Every ono of these stones tells a slory more pathetic than do many ot the pretentious monuments in big nnd finely kept cemeteries These rtoocs nre all Uie work of prisoners who labor during hours of leisure as acts of friendship When a prisoner Is very 111 and there nccms to be dancer that he will die his friends arc notified and the Iron rule of the prison is for the time unnoticed He is allowed to settle up in the presence of his friends all of his worldly affairs and to hove them about his bedside nntil the end comes There arc occasions of course and many of them when the prisoner IK cither absolutely friendless or is only anx ious to die without making his shame known tn his friends When the end comes the body is then free and to the friends of the dead man IK given the mel ancholy privilege of bcnring the body out sldo of tho prison walls A prison funeral Is usually a solemn affair The big bells that are used In prison are always clanging nut come kind ot an order to the prisoners or a summons to the keepers and they always stir a wnrltl of echoes la the silent corridors When o prisoner Is dead the fact is generally well known unusual silence li preserved even for this dreary place Then the whinner Is heard that the dead man Is to be buried in the convict ground The coffin brought forth tho body placed In it the chaplain reads a tcrvice ami then it is in York Sun Criailnal Law ITow about the criminal it not pay the young eloquent counsel bel ter than civil law The criminal law has lost its Import ance to they practitioner Very tew men of ability now follow it and decline to ac cept unless perhaps for some client for whom they have civil business and whom they desire to oblige Then arc but few coses of the kind that arc at tractive to a man of ability Once In a while a highly important case having some great question at Its root will at tract the most distinguished counsel but casts are rare Most ot the crimi nal business in large cities particularly is both commonplace and disgusting No yonng man with character and mental force should seek to follow it as a business in such a city The name ot being a criminal lawyer is injurious it has un savory associations It is not pecuniarily as a rule tor the criminal classes do not abound in wealth and have little means to psy their York Mail and Express Interview with Professor Dwight A Another internal improvement scheme of great importance and involving some masterly engineering methods and plans has for somo time been in contemplation by the Russian government and in view of its political and commercial bearings on the interests of that country its ac complishment in duo conne of time is no longer a matter ot doubt This work is the Perccop canal In the Crimea which will establish a direct route between the Don the Black sea and the Sea ot Azof and three lines of rail namely the Knoe noff VcroncJ the Kursk Charkoff Azof Don or Maripol line and the Sebas topoL Chnrkoff NiolaicIT line will bo brought into junction with it Besides other considerations snch a canal will enable the Russians to bring the coal and coke ot the Don collieries to the Black sea New York Sun TM Traly Gentlemanly There is always one sure sign by which yon may know a well bred says a cosmopolitan just now in Phila delphia And pray what is that sign he was asked It is hla laugh Tho butcher and the baker and the candlestick to speak of the tailor may do n rood deal for man But only thorough refinement can make him laugh like a And now what is that laugh likcrr As with the quality we call style it cannot be defined trat Just tho same there is no mistaking tho laugh of a gen tleman Listen and note the nextUrae you go to a reception or dinner Philadelphia Press When men V glory In wickalnsss their punishment is not far off In tM Air A JRNTOg GsfMvn officer his work was drilling a squad of raw rc cruitSy atyn gave the word of commands Lift the right lea Otis of the soMfen entirely eHmlnatod and drivers may stash hy rafcwd his Jeft tfrrougn a 1 ctestly tight fcgof witvNyM WCTiHf ftuiviaJMJtMiy i f iXrft HOT Wfe orcWrwsl ffk officer has ATtsselto me in the upper Thames owes its power to the explosive force of petroleum The 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