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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - June 10, 1898, Smethport, PennsylvaniaThe Mckean Democrat. La i . �ii&Ltii�iiiii&Gt�Ijj.��.Auj--.,. i m. .ijr/.-. Jit of cry i i i inn n i Irrma run in nimm 7 t or. Mrm an Independent democratic paper devoted to politics local and general news Etc. Volume xxx. S. R. Lord set amp co publishers Smethport my Kean county Penna., Friday june 10. 1898. Terms 1,50 per tear invariably to Advance number 11. #u�iitr90 far amp a. N i moot Chi Siomiak 4 surgeon rail Noi a Orner Mata and Byron it rata of tue it port a. Violin Clark m. I c. My Smet Elport Penna. Office floor a to 9 20 a. M1 to 8 p. P. Ombre had fam a re 1� k�u1t Bletl Brownell Bros. Batty bump and t0rfed1 boat. 5 j. C. Brown physician and surgeon 8m Ella port a. Ollic id Gallup building opposite Democrat office. Residence in or. T d. Nan i Bou lower main Street. Burc Chadwick physician and a surgeon 8mkthport, a. Prompt attention Giren Calle Day a in get. Ofic i i pause a Harmey. Romul Hock a us l 10 a ret to 8 and a to a p. Or. E. R. Baker i it in t i s t. Teeth extracted without pain. All kinds of Denta work Don Gnu aptly and Tun ran teed. Office Over Kocoj re a i it Rug Stor. Edmund l. Ryan attorney at Law. Collections a specially. Kane a. 8. K. Pha Feii e. L Keenan a tto Kney and Counselor at Law office adjoining residence main St., 8wkthport, a. All Legal business promptly attended to.  ta0w�?~ i it. A Tiue mme ror. Haman Wjk Fob rest Law and land office. Niet port a office of the ipod of of aniline a Porras a Farmer it Keeling a Coa i Tun ted in t a Man Flea of Mckean Potter a amp Boron Clinton us Ole Stela travellers of Hartford life and Accident insurance co writes the Best contracts for Protection and investment and at the lowest rates consistent with a Ftp. E. F. Cummings District agent. Johnson Burg pay Chautauqua House dam1bi. Balt on proper a a a a. Main Street Sasta roat a. The House has in to been thoroughly Reno vate throughout and put Infirri cd Shan or the reception of the Ravelin Publia to Bauta qua is conveniently located for bail oms purpose. A share of a Public Patron age respectfully Lic item. A Kion How of. I. Meckel proprietor 126 Mato Street Baa Nroa. A House first class in every respect. Meek served to order at All hour Day or night. A a Hare of the Public patronage is respectfully Art Well House u. 8. Him prop Letoe port Allegany Penn. Electric Bells Spring water Gaa hot Bathe and Allm it a Dern . First of ass a conto Dat Iona Leatea 12 00 or Day. Special Ratee give to comm Ria a a upping Over sunday. A a Kwh Bayer Houck if it in a Smith prep later Cleil Ilont a a. V Bia Boule Baa just bees rebuilt and newly a a wished throughout. Fleam beat and ail modern convenience. Kat it a reasonable. Furniture for Plain and fancy for Ore of every description Call Specht amp Sasse mini i St. Smethport a. They keep the. Tost a Coda end sell at Bottom est it a grand Central cafe Robt. Graves proper. Ledies and gents lunch and dining rooms. Oysters a specially. 210 Union Street. Olean n. Y. W. C. Rockwell a the Florist a big Adford a. Cut of to it for 1��hl Hon ind Fomb. Telephone 190. Palace shaving parlor Rex door to kit Ireje opera hons Smethport Penn. E. E. Heath. Proprietor. Fir pfc elate work go a Raa teed. Insurance Agency of w. F. Specht Smethport. Pa2 ire life Aid Accident insurance Pio oed id reliable companies. Excelsior it works works goner in Olio and water its. Smethport a. address Larabee a j dealers in general merchandise h 1�?�Shaffer Shaffer amp Shaffer attorneys at Law kafe Penna. Office in the Schriever Block. Sheridan Gorton a attorney at Law Dherit attorney. A Mckean county sme Liport in a. Ozice a the court House. A w. Not Tow. R. I it. Our. Bouton so Gallup. . Office Over Ham in a Bank sme Liport a. Notary Public. Allan Oviatt att Arney at Law. Office Over h. W a Rubin a co. A Tore Smethport a. Done to be fooled and aped Jour Money in trashy merchandise hot invest in Good honest Good at honest Price. We have just replenished our store with a fresh to. K of a Choice new goods of the Best qualities the be found in the. Market. Our Long and tried experience a taught us when and where to buy goods that Are be to suited to the wants of purchaser. Our Stock is crumple in in every department. Staple groceries provisions canned goods flour Salt i fat fish a. At the very lowest Market Price. Call and examine our Stock before Purck Uteg your supplies. Thanking our customer for their Liberal patronage in the past and hoping b a strict adherence to the principle of Houseal dealing to Merit a continuance of the same we Reina n rest act Frlj your Brownell Bros., Smethport a. A Quot sol suits leave your orders now for suits. The patterns this year Are away above the average and our tailoring department was never so Complete. In addition Tot his we carry an unrivalled a lock of ready made suits for All Ages. Children a suits from $1.00 up. Prices that correspond with the times. 011 and we will convince you that there is not a clothing House outside of the very Large cities that will give you such real bargains. H. W. Rubin amp co. The clothiers. B. L Fellows amp co., my Leoa a guns ammunition fishing tack. Bicycles sundries rubber Stamps. General repairing i 15 main Street Bradford. A. A gig Emil thamm manuf Camm or cd Gars Mechanic Street sme Liport. I. Jones amp Church dealers in fresh and sail meats poultry fish oysters and vegetable a. St we pay the highest Cash Price for fat Stock poultry hides and pelts. Give a a Call. Williams old stand 6methport, a. T. H. Clark successor to w. P. Walsh practical plumber Gius and steam fitter dealer 18 Bath tubs water closets Wash basins Gas stoves Cas fixtures Etc agents tor Welsbach lamps hot a and hot water he at i n g a Prarat us to a steel and Iron roofing eave troughs and conducting pipes. All work guaranteed. Gallup building Smethport Penna. Undertaking embalming la All Branch promptly attended to by an Terence a funeral director. Specht amp Sasse met port a. Wheeler amp Wilson sewing machine the wonder of the world rotary motion Ball bearing. Hold for Oanh or on instalment at reduced Price. Machine supplies of All kind. Mail orders have prompt attention musical in 11 he Mem s of All kind a the make of Sale fur Cash or in be to music and musical merchandise. Life fire and Accident insurance writ ten. In reliable com panes. F w. Burdick piano tuner of Olean x. Y. Will visit Smethport every three month Viz March june september december. Leave orders at my office. C. A. Burdick 122 main St. Tort port in a. Acme Mill Headquarters tor Hay feed and Grain. Having pet the above Mill in first cd a Hap for turning out f de and meal. 1 am prepared to furnish on Short notice feed meal com Oats Hay bran middling Etc., flour buckwheat flour la any Quantity at the lowest Market Price. Your patronage solicited. J. H. Green 8ukthport. In a. Chas. Lemmler successor to Gleason Lel Lefi dealer 18 double and single harness horse furnishing goods of every description. A full line of Robes and blankets. Also a full line of trunks and bags which will be sold at Bottom prices. Give me a Call Smethport april 20. Chas. Lilgendahl general Blacksmith Jed a it or crr a or Mill carts. Mechanic Street Smethport a a of Burkac nothing new gon work done of abort notice a spec tasty. J. F. Rooney dial a to All Kinda of Choice meats try Euboea Fruita Caa aed Good Sli older Kacola. To highest Cash prices paid for hides and Veals. Smithp not a a. T. Palmer livery feed and Sale 3tables. A remit end careful attention Given act Ell bit lne a it tasked too care. Stable water at reel foot if state Street below the court Boi Jhm. Smethport. Smooth and lean they have stripped her clean Down to her leering guns. A weather and Lee she smashes the sea with her weight of ten thousand tons from Bow to Stern her watches turn the Bee is of her searching suns. A waft half drowned we Speed a round to beat the veering Light. For she must see Ere her fangs Are free that she May begin to bite and we laugh where we lie at the blundering Eye that misses us in the night. They have freighted her with five Hundred men she is fierce with rifled guns put she cannot Mark As she Rolls in the dark. The death that comes and runs. We flit a a Mist Wreath on the sea and Ere her to men leap we have struck and fled and the riven dead Are sucked in the whirling deep. Willims Price or blood. A mexican woman a dark deed. Sola Vejar simple child of a guileless race believed in her very soul that wealth would outweigh in the heart of Antonio Mas Eavel the Beauty of Refugio Garfias great and renowned though that might be. Therefore and for bit Only did she sigh for riches and hate poverty with which in Rovi Denee had seen fit to curse her. For Sola made no answer. She accepted the fact she put the american upon the Blanket covered Willow boughs that she called her bed. Her brother tied the horse beside his own in the roofless Adobe workhouse and fed it some Day. He did nothing for its lame foot. The suffering of a dumb animal is a matter of pure indifference to a mexican when it is not cause for laughter. The american was a Mere youth. Sola saw that when the Patch of Moonlight finally worked around to where she sat upon the floor leaning against the Wall and went near to see if he were breathing. It seemed that he slept very lightly for he started up. With his left hand upon his Belt and his right hand upon his revolver. A you were so still i thought you might be dead a said Sola in her deep Placid voice full of the Indian sweetness of sound. He took his hand fro in the weapon and Lay Back shamefaced by. It was Only a woman a thick set Lazy Good hearted mexican. He had not been Able to see her face and he did not know that the comfortless pallet was her bed. He turned on it and fell asleep a if in. But Sola sat thinking. La gang after her brother was dreaming in the next room a he crouched looking into the darkness with her great wide eyes seeing nothing. And in her brain ran the Clink of the coins As the Young Gringo had put his hand to his Belt. There was a purpose in her unflinching mind. That she related it therein As d�?T14 Only to or uncertainty As to How Many Coin had clinked As to whether there were enough to buy Antonio let Scovel. Five Hundred dollars would do it for a time. After that he might Kili her or he might let her live and go away with Refugio which would be worse. He was a Gam it la was not Beautiful save for the i through and through and none the Beauty that some find in a firm Chin and a powerful Mouth a wide forehead and deep eyes Overset with mighty brow a which May have their cd Traci for the student of his kind but not of a Lover and least of All for a mexican Lover Antonio Mas Eavel preferred the Typ of Refugio Small featured red lipped soft eyed Graceful and Lovely As a dark Venus. And his opinion was also that of the surrounding country of the City of los Angeles and the Mission of san Gabriel. The Fame of the Daugh less so because of being luckless. A few Hundred dollars in actual Cash would present to him unlimited possibilities of the wealth that it might win. And there is always the poor Chance in a woman a mind that the Man May learn to love As she loves. He might forget Refugio or she might marry some one else. She went slipping across the earthen floor and groped in a Corner behind a string of Chiles. Her hand came out from the Shadow holding a knife that gleamed As she moved Back through ter of Garfias had spread even among the strip of Moonlight and toward the the americans and when strangers Willow Bough pallet where the inca a ted to be shown a Beautiful mexi a too youth Lay sleeping heavily now. Can. They were taken to the Home of Garfias upon the outskirts of Sonoia town. So it May be supposed that Refugio had Lover. They came from far and near and from every rank of California life. There was an american whose Fortune was vast and As generously spent As fortunes were in the Early fifties there was an englishman with a determine Ron to have her at any Cost Een at that of a few lives a tendency of character which accounted for his presence in the states and for his expatriation there were innumerable mexicans ran a Liers. Shop keepers desperadoes and gamblers. All followed tamely and up chantly in Refugio s train. But so loved Only Mas Eavel. She admitted it at last to see or Garfias when that wiry Little creature demanded that she make a Choice. The sen or was aghast. The possibility of it had not occurred to him. A Antonio Mas Eavel a he said. A but you of not know Refugio nodded her Little head. A yes she a amp old. Of this see or Garfias became gradually aware after he had protested for j hours and Days and after finding that Sci me his prohibitions despite close Suh re Ision. Bis fair daughter and Mas Cavel w Ere in constant communication. Fifteen minutes later she went into the room where her brother Lay upon a bed like her own. She roused him Wuh her Bare foot. He turned with a sleepy Grunt. A get up and come Here a she said. She was not a capricious creature. It was her Way to do Little but that in dogged Earnest. So Vejar sprang up and went with her. She stopped beside the bed and pointed Down to the body. A i have killed him a she said. Vejar made no answer. He did not understand. A i have killed him a she repeated. Quot you take him away and Bury it flashed upon Vejar that what his sister said was True. He was frightened. He dropped Down beside the body and dragged it into the Streak of Moon Light. A take Sola warned him a if there is blood on the floor it can be seen. 1 can Burn the Blanket that is of the bed and no one saw him Vejar let the body fall and stood up facing her. She could see the dreadful Light in his eyes but she did not care. A you can turn his horse Loose and it will never be she said indifferently. A the had Money. There is eight Hundred dollars. 1 have Antonio will marry me then he hunted up Antonio himself. Counted it. And he pleaded with him courteously for and respectfully for Mas Eavel was a Vejar struck her Down with a blow big Man and a desperate one. But he on the breast. She sat upon the floor too answered that he loved and when As quietly As if she were basking in All was said and done it had gone no the Sun dreaming the eternal mexican farther than this that they both loved i dreams. And that Wisdom might stand aside j a if you hit me again i shall say that Garfias went with his baffled Hopes you did it. They would believe to Senor \ ear the brother of Sola. Vejar stood thinking with the body the House of \ Ejary a two roomed and the woman at his feet. He knew Adobe which had never been White that she was right. The gringos washed stood several Hundred Yards further North along the Road than that of Garfias. It was the last one before the open country and had no neigh Bors. Would believe a woman. It was the custom of the fools. She held his life in her hard Broad hands and she would give it for the Sake of the soft eyed Gambler As calmly As relentlessly Senor Vejar was much younger than As she had Given that of the boy be Garfias. He had the same mighty i tween them. Brow and powerful Mouth that Maie he carried the body out and buried Bis sister hideous to a race that loves it before Dawn far from the Adobe All things gentle and gracious. He was and so skilfully that there were no traces of the spot. Then he turned the lame horse Loose and it wandered into the town. For the Sake of the forty Gold pieces that were Sola Vejara a dowry that she had come by. He did not ask How nor care that conjured up visions of were in my youth 1 could Force my j limitless wealth to be won Antonio own daughter to marry the Man i Mas Eavel consented to take her and pleased Quot he said. A the Ungil ded Beauty of Refugio Vejar Shook his head. A a you cannot \ Garfias go. Do that a he answered. Many a american disappeared in Tho a Days and were never accounted for. It was so with the one who had started one of those who pined for Refugio but her father did not know this. So he told him the whole Story of his thwarted will and plans and implored advice As he made a cigarette. A if it were not for the cursed Laws of the gringos if things were As they a what then shall i do a Garfias was moved to the Point of tears. They Hung on his Long Black lashes and dropped on his old Blue overalls. The situation was too complicated to be set straight in a moment. It was not simplified by Vejara shaving i own suit and chances to consider. A i cannot advise you at once Quot he said a i will think and will help you if i can in the he took counsel with his sister when Garfias had Ridden away. A ooh a snarled Sola a the love of Antonio a thousand dollars would Bury it so deep that it would never Rise a yet a said her brother not understanding women a you would he glad to have the deep eyes shone. She shrugged her shoulders. A yes i would be glad to have it. And i could have it for a thousand dollars perhaps a at that Cost you must to Content to go without it what advice shall i give to Don garfia.?�?� a How should 1 know let him see to his own troubles and to glad that your sister la not so Beautiful that you have no peace because of it was Long after dark when a horse stopped at Vejara a Adobe. Vejar a. I been asleep. He jumped up and went to the door. He had his Finger on the trigger of his revolver. A Man stood under the broken Down ramada. Before he spoke the mexican had seen by the Moonlight that he was a Gringo. They talked together in Low tones until Sola joined them rubbing her eyes and moving noiselessly with her Bare feet across the dirt floor. A this Man a said her brother a is an american. He says he has Ridden All Day to get into los Angeles before night but his horse went lame. It is so bad Row that he can go no further and he wishes to stay Here until a let him stay a said Sola not too graciously. A the can have my Tod. I cannot sleep a Vejar grunted in much contempt. A Ama Weavel does not lie awake for he said. From the san Fernando District to let a Angeles foolishly carrying a Large amount of Gold in his belts some said More than a thousand dollars. The sheriff and a posse searched and not find him that was All. Antonio lived with Tola for a year and she was Happy though no fault of his. His Luck turned and he won with her nest egg the Fortune he had dreamed of. Having Dono so he went across the Border. For a Long time Sola mourned sullenly and deeply then Vejar having been killed at a round up by an enraged steer she took up her abode with Refugio and became a devoted and patient nurse to her children. For Refugio had married the Rich american and had Long since forgiven the defection of Mas Eavel and the woman who had caused Overton in the Argonaut. The telegraphed s Seese 1 hearing. The sense of hearing is developed in the modern Telegraph operator to an abnormal degree owing to his use of the typewriter in his work. In former years when he copied his messages with pen or Pencil his ears were accustomed to Only one kind of sound that of the Telegraph instruments while in these Days of the typewriter he must distinguish Between the Sharp Click of the ticker and he almost similar rattle of the copying machine. According to an old operator the sense of hearing becomes so developed that the distinction is easily made. With a Tittle experience in the use of the typewriter along with the Telegraph instrument the operator ceases to notice any similarity of the sounds a new York world. Sulphur Waters. A Well on Santol Island Florida which had always been fresh water changed to Sulphur water a few weeks after a Windmill had been erected Over it to utilize the water for irrigation York journal. Learning to swim. The chief characteristic of a Rood swimmer is a slow Strok a just As soon As the warm weather sets in Many persons who at the close of last summer were Able to swim a few strokes will again somewhat timorous by enter the water a writes Frank h. Vizetelly in an article on a the simple Art of swimming Quot in the woman a Home companion. A the majority will find this self imposed task far More difficult than is anticipated. It is necessary to remind those who indulge in Short hurried strokes that one of the Golden rules of swimming is move slowly and deliberately. Those who wish to become Good swimmers must cultivate self Reliance and they should always tour in mind that water itself has a sustaining a Kier far greater than that of most liquids. The slow stroke is the very essence of Good swimming. It enables the bather to inflate the lungs and thus unconsciously turn them temporarily into life preservers. To move slowly is to get plenty of breathing time and to it plenty of breathing time is to get plenty of strength to repeat the movements Nee Ltd be a f n Roo i Quot i o which propel the body through the water. The second Golden Rule which the beginner Sou id school herself to remember is that the living human body is specifically lighter than water and that consequently it does not necessarily sink therein. Confidence in the sustaining Power of water is the Only secret to swimming. The Tost Way to convince the Novice of the buoyancy of water is to let her Wade out until the water comes up to her breast but before doing this she should take care when in shallow water to immerse posture. I have seen other performances All Over the world but for neat Clever clean Cut feat this Ruffian exceeded them All. I think. A several of us had been at Gibraltar and found ourselves at the town of Melilla on the Ruffian coast. We were entertained by the Spanish commander who did the honors finely. One morning we Rode outside the town and reached a level stretch of Sand where there were a number of Ruffian horsemen. They were Fine looking Fellows with gleaming faces of Bronze White Teeth and attired in Snow White Burn uses. They were mounted on email animals slight but Quick and wiry of the thoroughbred Arab Barb Type. A we were am used some time by their charges and evolutions. They would throw their swords and Matchlock in the air catching them by the Hilts and stocks infallibly. Finally it was announced that something of unusual interest would be accomplished. One of the men produced a Needle and a piece of thread possibly two or three feet in length. They were both handed around for inspection. I suppose the a Cambric one and the thread 5u or 8# Fine. When we had duly inspected both one of the men sign fled he would thread the Needle. He galloped his horse Down the Sand about 400 Yards or so. He finally wheeled his horse and remained stationary facing us. The one who held the Needle and thread waved them in his hand and Rode toward the further one. I medially the latter spurred his horse into a Gallop and came toward us at full Speed. As he passed the other he took the Needle and thread from his companion Bent Over for a moment and pulled up when he her whole body so As to avoid the Rush of blood to the head from which Many reached our party holding the thread bathers suffer through neglecting to do thl. With the water once on a level with the breast the bather should lie on her Back and extend her arms out beyond her head but not raised out of the water. This position makes breathing any and counterbalances the weight of the legs. The bather should lie ree fully and avoid stiffening the nether limbs. The hips should be rigid the feet close together but not out of the water for if they were they would Over balance the weight of the head and carry it beneath the surface. De Needle triumphantly Over his head. Schley under for Ragot. Commodore Schley is described As five feet nine inches in height with Blue eyes a Mustache and Imperial both Gray his hair is growing thin on top but he artfully brushes it so As to Laborio China. Aside from the fact that All the material used in the manufacture of fire crackers in China is native and produced where the crackers Are made and that transportation does not enter into the Cost the wonderful cheapness of manufacture is accounted for by the kind of labor used and the wages paid. The items of Cost of Plant and interest on it Are eliminated by the fact that the crackers Are made in the Homes of the workmen and in the shops where they Are sold. The hours Are from six a. To 11 p. M., and there Are seven working Days in each week. Four fifths of the crackers consumed in China Are made by the families of those who sell them these people of course receiving no wages. Of the paid work a very Large proportion is hide the Bald spot he weighs about 17u pounds is restless in manner walk j done by women and children who Are log up and. Down and All around the paid by the piece. It is estimated that person to whom he is talking is mod thirty women and ten men can make est in Drese and democratic in All 100,000 crackers per Day for which things. In the civil War Schley had command of a gunboat under Admiral fit ragout and they Tell this Story to illustrate How he fights Farragut summoned him one morning. And pointing to a Confederate fort said a do you see that place Schley go Knock it to Schley went and was hammering the forts to bits when his quartermaster rushed up to him and a said a Captain the Admiral has signalled us to Stop and return to the a to Thunder with the signal i wont set it a answered Schley. He kept pounding away at the fort until it was in ruins. Then he return hot weather cautions for bathers de to the Fleet. Farragut was angry never enter the water when Over and summoned him. Before All the heated rest a Little first and Cool off officers of the flagship he gave Schley j hut not enough to feel cold. Bathers a fierce dressing Down for not. Obeying. Should enter the water when the body the recall signal. J a a a at a glow not when it is in Active a i did t see protested Schley j or vj0jent perspiration. Never enter a you must have shut the Eye that j he water with a headache never do you put the Glass said Farragut. J we a a full stomach. Nothing can after again raking him fore and aft he More dangerous to the system than for his disobedience the Admiral took contravene these rules and Many him into the Cabin out of sight of the have lost their lives by neglecting other officers and gave him one of the them. No one should enter the water work the women will receive five cents each and the men about seven cents each. An apprentice is bound for four years and during that time receives Only his Board. At the end of that period he will receive if he is a fairly Good Workman 130 Cash per Day or seven cents in United states Money. An expert at the Trade receive 2nj Cash per Day. Or ten cents Gold. Workmen at this Trade receive about the average rate of wages paid Here for common labor. The Trade is considered unhealthy and dangerous and therefore not York Ternes. Finest cigars in his Standard. Evil rings of feathers. Witch wreaths have been steadily losing prestige since old colonial Days when witches were burned and old la Dies of taciturn nature were supposed to take Midnight rides upon Long rakish looking Broomsticks. The University of Pennsylvania however recently received a veritable Witch Wreath of the old sort. It was presented to the University by or. George b. Kline of Pittsburg. The curiosity consists of a matted ring of Chicken feathers and is about j immediately after dinner none who wish to avoid the swimmers bugbear cramps should enter it when suffering from acidity of the stomach. The Best time for bathing is either before breakfast or Between eleven and twelve in. The Forenoon. All who suffer from delicate constitutions should avoid bathing in the Early s Home companion. Manila relic in California. The san Diego society of natural history has an old relic of Manila in the shape of a Cannon cast there too years ago. And brought to old san Diego to assist in defending this port three inches in diameter. It is common against the mexicans this country then belief among ignorant residents of t belonging to Spain. The mexicans got parts of Pennsylvania and new Jersey j foe place and in turn tried to use the that the Witch Wreath is an instrument of evil. The legend is that the wreaths form in pillows subjected to evil influences and that a person sleeping on such a Pillow will surely Dia. The superstitious put bibles under their pillows to prevent the evil Circle from forming. The Wreath presented to the University was found in the Pillow of a resident of Pittsburg who died while using the Pillow. Clerks Urief near by come late. A one of the Many Peculiar things about departmental life a observed an old clerk a is that the nearer the clerks men or , live to the department in which they Are employed the More difficulty they seem to have to get to their offices in time in the morning. The trouble is that they seem so sure they will be on hand on time that they Are never in a hurry and the result is that they Are frequently some minutes late and very Seldom at their desks Many minutes before the clock strikes. Four fifths of the clerks probably reside in the City proper the others living in the suburbs and suburban towns the further away they live the More Ginger they put in their movements. And they can he depended upon to appear at their desks some minutes before they Are required to he there.�? Washington Star. A Ruffian horseman. A the greatest feat of horsemanship i Ever saw performed was by a Ruffian irregular Cavalryman a said capt j. E. Rath Bone of los a Angeles cal., to a Sun Man. This was in reply to a Story related by an sex Confederate who had served with Gen. J. E. B. Stuart in. The Valley of y Irginia the latter told How. On More than one occasion. Turner Ashby had Ridden up to an opposing Cavalryman seized him around the Waist lifted him out of the Saddle As if he had been a child and taken him Back on his own horse into the con file rate Linea. It was agreed that this was More of a feat of strength and display of courage than horsemanship. Quot i have seen cossacks snatch a baby from its mothers arms at full Gallop toss it into the air catch it and repeat the performance a said capt. Rathbone. A i once saw an Indian rider in the far West Spring from Hie Pony a Bare Back while the animal was moving at fall Gallop pick up an Arrow Gad remount instantly in a standing Cannon against Commodore Stockton. He sunk All the rest of the Cannon but saved this one called a tel Jupiter a and gave it to the patriotic people of old san Diego with which to fire fourth of july salutes. Some Twenty years ago the old pieces exploded while being fired. But the pieces were put together and it fell into the hands of the society. It hears the inscription a Carolus Fer Tius Hispan arum it Indiana rum Rex Manila Anno de 1783.�?St. Louis to. Globe Democrat. The Spanish pretenders Opportunity. It is an interesting bit of history that Don Carlos the Spanish pretender might have been King of Spain if he had been willing to Abate his claim to Rule As an absolute Monarch. The present prime minister Sagasta went to him in tsim and offered him the Crown on. The condition that he would sign a Constitution and be a limited Monarch. He was then but Nineteen years of age but he replied like a True Bour Bon a i will sign nothing. When i come to my throne i will Rule my land As i and the ministers i choose see he still holds the same rigid notions of what True kingship is for that reason he is Likely to die Sun. Our debt to Bubble bees. The part tbsp Busy workers play in the fertilization of Flowers. Barney Hoskin Standish writes an article on a the Bumble been for the St. Nicholas. Or. Standish says the work of the Bumble Bee in bringing about the Cross fertilization of Flowers is As important As that of the Home Bee and these two stand at the head of the list of insects useful in this respect. Each has its Flowers which it alone visits but there Are Many Flowers on Neutral ground visited by both. So we May say of the Bumble Bee As of the Honey Bee the More Bumble bees the More seeds the More seeds the More Flowers especially wild Flowers As the tall Bell Flower touch me not Solomon s Seal Gentian dutchmen a breeches and Turtle head. But probably the most important work this insect does for agriculture is upon the Fields of red Clover. There is abundant proof that this Plant will not produce seed without the co operation of the Bumble Bee. It is impossible for the wind to bring about the fertilization of the seed As it May do in the canc of Indian Corn Grain and some Forest Trees. The tube of red Clover blossoms too is so Long that other insects including the Honey Bee Are not regular visitant. Here is proof that this Plant must have visits from the Bumble Bee. This insect is not a native of Australia and red Clover failed to produce seeds there until Bumble bees were imported. As soon As they became numerous the Plant could be depended upon for seed. Again the blossoms of the first crop of the a medium red clovers of our own country Are just As perfect As those of the second crop but there Are too few Bumble bees in the Field so Early in the season to produce fertilization hence Little or no seed in this crop. If Humble bees were sufficiently numerous there is no reason Why much larger yields of Clover seed might not be expected than at present. Here is what a w Ell informed Farmer says about it a it was formerly thought that the world rested on the shoulders of Atlas. I can prove that its Prosperity res its on the Bumble Bee. The world cannot Prosper without the Farmer s product. The farm will not be productive without Clover. We cannot raise Clover without seed and we cannot have Clover seed without the Bumble Bee because it is this insect that carries the pollen from Flower to Flower securing its development and continuance. Let us learn to know and to protect our a carious boat on Board the hawaiian bark Lolani there is a curiosity in a native Canoe made by some of the Pacific islanders. While on a voyage from Honolulu for Hong Kong to Load matting for Baltimore an object was seen in the water to the Leeward. Captain Mcclure changed his course and running close to it found it to be a Mammoth Canoe. He had the ships Carpenter put into the Canoe which was nearly filled with water. When once inside it was Al a St impossible Flo stand up on its Slippery Bottom. To make his position More exciting the Carpenter was seen fighting with a Large fish which was making desperate efforts to escape from the boat. A shark Hook was thrown the Carpenter and it was not until he had stabbed the fish several times that it was conquered. Hen the Canoe was hoisted on Board a number of Small fish were found swimming about the Large fish weighed seven pounds and ended in a chowder for a meal on Board. The Canoe is about Twenty five feet Long Cut out of a solid log with rearing ends which would give the log it was Hen from a diameter of at least five feet. There is not a semblance of Iron it but along the gunwales Are holes in which lacing of hide thongs were used to hold to and for serving the oars. Places Are Cut out for the thwarts which were made of pieces of Bamboo placed in the niches while wet and allowed to shrink. There also is a place in the Bottom the step a Mast. Captain Mcclure thinks the Canoe be longed to some of the natives of bal Lin Stang Island in the Banshee group from which the Iolani was about Twenty Miles when the curious vessel was picked up. The presence of the fish could not be accounted Sun. Dinner in harem. A giant Gold in get. United states Consul Smith of Moscow reports that a Telegram from Tomsk announces the finding of a Gold Nugget weighing seventy pounds in the Spasso Preobrajensk mines situated on the River Chi Bye in the District of Yea say. The Nugget will be found to take the eleventh place As far As size is concerned among the nuggets of the whole world and the second among those found in Russia. The first was found in the South oural mountains. Umbrellas. The cause of umbrellas wearing out in Little holes at the top is they Are rotted by the water that is held in the fold. They should be opened to dry or if there is a superstition about opening an umbrella in the House they May be stood on. Their Heads. When not in use an umbrella should not be rolled. The world s Coal production. In View of the question of Coal being a contraband of War the following statistics just issued As a parliamentary paper will be read with interest. The United kingdom comes first in production. 18.� with l��,3tsi,000 tons Germany follows with 85. 3/�� tons and France next with 28,750,0n0 tons while Belgium comes fourth with 21, 252.000 tons. The average value at the pits Mouth in the United kingdom was $1.51 in 1805, but fell to $1.40 in 18�, while in Germany it Rose from $1.1� in 1805 to $1.77 in great Britain employs by far the largest number of persons in the Coal Industry coming to the exports it is seen that in the year under review the United kingdom exported 44,587,000, German 0,122,000, Belgium 4,018,000, United states 2.357,000 and new South Wales 2.474.000 tons while Japan in 1815 exported 1,803.0�> tons. Sweden used no less than 87 per cent of British Coal while Spain consumed 5o per cent of British Coal and re per rent of her native production the value of the Coal in Assn was estimated As follows United kingdom. $25.050,000 United states $2m.835.�m�o Germany $148,-245,000 Belgium and France $62,51-�,-Oua�?London chronicle. Mrs. Gladstone As a listener. An English writer speaking erf the Beautiful relations existing Between or. And mrs. Gladstone says Quot mrs. Glad Stone cultivated the Art of listening to her Husland to a perfection that i never saw equalled. When he spoke her absolute attention was always at his command in fact i do not believe an it body Ever was so absorbed As mrs. Gladstone looked. 1 suspect that she had Learned How to Wear that absolutely listening air while her mind followed its own track but it was a decided help to him for it secured at table and elsewhere a general silence when he wished to deliver his opinions without any appearance that he personally was demanding it. Mrs. Gladstone s own Little speeches to the women liberals too were always on one topic what her husband thought or How he was feeling. In Short for the old Ideal of wife Hood mrs. Gladstone was a perfect model.�?new York Tribune. Two items on the menu were a cell and a kid roasted whole. Mrs. Ramsay who accompanied her husband on his archaeological tour in Asia minor once spent a whole Day in a harem. She describes the incidents of her visit in her la ook a every Day life in �?T1 Turkey Quot from which we condense the description of the turkish dinner. The ladies of the House the Mother of the master and his two wives warmly welcomed the stranger and introduced her to several guests. Coffee and cigarettes and slices of Melon were banded round shortly after. Then it being noon two of the older ladies veiled themselves and on prayer carpets spread toward Mecca spent a Quarter of an hour in Devotion while the other ladies smoked laughed and chatted. Some of the women went into the Garden where they romped likes it he a la Rob at hide and seek. At four o clock preparations began for dinner toy putting a table cloth of Patchwork under the table and placing on it a four legged Stool turned upside Down. Upon it was Laid a Large round Metal tray three feet in diameter round the Edge of which was piled bread. A Basin ewer and napkins were carried to the guests that they might Wash their hands and several of the More devout Catling for prayer carpets and veils said their prayers before dining. Pillows were placed round the table am. The guests took their place sitting turkish fashion. A narrow Napkin Many Yards in length and with Ambru dered Borders encircled the table lying in Loose folds on the Knees of the diners. The first course served in the earthenware pot in which it had been cooked. Was called Kishmish and was composed of Rice onions sour milk cheese and fat. The pot was placed in the Middle of the table and All the guests supped As much As they wanted with neat Black wooden spoons with coloured beads set in their handles. The second course was a calf entire from head to Hoof boiled until the Bones fell out and smothered in a mass of Liney shredded garlic. It was eaten Wuh the fingers of the right hand the tips of two fingers and the thumb. What remained of the second course a a Little garlic and the Bones was removed and a huge Cream tart was placed on the table. The Flaky pastry and the fragrant Rich Cream having been eaten the dish that had contained the Cream was replaced by another piled with doll aches a mixture of min meat and Rice wrapped in Vine leaves. That was succeeded by a great bowl of cherries cooked in Honey and eaten with an Ivory spoon. Mrs. Ramsay although she had eaten to repletion made a show of enjoying the Sweet lest her refusal should cause the removal of the dish untested by hosts too polite to eat what their guest had declined. Y a kid. Roasted whole and stuffed with Pistachio nuts followed the cherries and that Wras succeeded by another dish of so Eta. Then came fowls vegetables meats and fruits and last of All a Palau. A now a said mrs. Ramsay a left hand neighbor with a sigh and a smile a if you Are done we May Retiro from the she had been done for three Long hours and with grunts and sighs All arose. The Basin and ewer were again handed round and then cigarettes and Coffee. A new and Papular move a teat. A movement originating among several leading Chicago business houses is attracting general attention. The National parcel Post league is the name of a new organization formed to induce the government to establish a a system of transporting Small packages of merchandise through the Mesila after the manner of the popular and profitable parcel poet system of Europe this movement will meet with Public favor and the political party that will give it Hearty endorsement la its platform will be greatly strengthened. There is no reason Why our Post office department should not give to the Public As great advantages As the european Post office systems Confer upon the people abroad by extending the rates of cheaper letter postage to Small packages of merchandise. The adoption of such a system would add enormously to the business of the stores in All the cities great and email and would give the people the Benefit of competitive prices for most articles required for Domestic s weekly. _ j manufacture of paper boxes. Paper Box factories have multiplied in comparatively recent years there Are now 27� in new York City. A Mong the Odd shaped boxes Are some of those for tools. A Box for a steel Square for instance is shaped like a big Plain letter l. The Box itself being two inches wide hut made in a right Angle with one Arm two feet Long and the other one foot. Odd shaped boxes readily suggest themselves. A Box for a concertina for example would be Octagon shaped. In most Odd shaped boxes the tops and Bottoms Are first Cut out and then the sides Are formed of a single piece. In boxes of regular form As a Square Oblong the Bottoms sides and ends May All be made of a single piece. This would be True commonly of the shallower boxes. In larger and deeper boxes it would depend on How the Stock would Cut. Sometimes the Box is made with the Bottom and sides one end. Of a single piece the other end being intact. Sometimes it is made with the Bottom and sides of a single piece and the ends both inset. However. The Box is made it is made with a View to the greatest Economy of material so that there shall be As Little waste As York Sun. The origin of pearls. The origin of pearls is a mater of Mere speculation. The old theory that they were a congealed dewdrops pierced by Sun beam so Quot was supported by naturalists As late As 1184, and is evidenced in a venetian medal bearing an open Oyster Shell receiving drops of rain with the motto a by the divine later Ponchot Ogiste. However contend that the Pearl nucleus May vary in brightness and color and a defect May be cause by Contact with an other foreign substance thus changing the value with each new layer and sometimes causing a a Lively Kernel or a a seed to be enclosed in an appear by poor . Raylain grape growers in san Joaquin Valley California have formed an organisation and pooled their crops. It la stated on germ an authority that the astounding number of 2,000,000 Glass eyes Are made every year in Germany and Switzerland while one French Honee manufactures 300,000 of fishermen a consciences. Buddhist fishermen in Siam justify their Trade by declaring that they do not kill the fish but Only take them put of the water whereupon the fish die a natural death. The land covered by new houses in greater London every year is 1,163 acres

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