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T V THB gidmrwdacfe f^ews. JBLISK ' PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY '-AT— St. REGIS FALLS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, V 4 TV TXEMS-tl.OO PEE TEAS, ...... •nUCTLT^HADVAKCl. . a\B IttUit ana eesnafaleaUeai anomM \ to 1 // v r 1 I. A. ROIF.ll, Editor and Publisher, Ut. Hrglm Fair*, AT. I'. VOL. I. ST. REGIS FALLS, N,\ Y., SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1887. NO. 22. - - — »y - A Russian Pa<ifice railroad IR contem- plated, and five years are necessary to build the line. \When finished tho -world can be traversed in fifty-three days. ALL KINDS OP . JOBPBINTING SUCH AS Cards, letter-Heads, Note-Heads, Bill-Heads, Statements, Envelopes, Handbills, Posters, Jtc, KSATLT AND PROMPTLY KXJDCUTZD AT THE LOWEST LIVIHG PRICES FOR CASH. 1 We solicit the patronage ef the public and strive to astrii the ci th It is estimated that the amount of money spent by' workiogmen in strike* in this country during pic last two years would have paid the wages of 100,000 men during that period. ' **F The Pittsburg Manufacturer describes a novel craft nearly finished there, which is designed for the rapid transfer of coal from boats or barges to the holds of ves- tels. It can handle 50,000 bushels per day, and will be taken to New Orleans for use there. Its draft will be only two feet, and its coat about $10,000. .. „.. • , imn \\ ,' ' ' ' ' the tThtfedBtatee owns about $75,000, - 000'Worth of buildings, and has not a cent of'hiMraocf «• any of them. Most of ihan\ are praqtibhUy fireproof..'.- The' Goydrnmenl..believes .that it U'strong enokghtocarry*its own insurance. Tho Astors ancLaouie ptheilar<;QTeal estate owners in- JCew York act on the samo policy. & ' -, ' The total wealth of the United King- dom, according tor* Mr. Mulhall, rss doubled since 1840i the total now being JE9,210,000,000, against £4,100,000,000 in 1840. tt is interesting to note, as BradstreeVs remarks, that while every other item of Great Britain's national wealth has shown ad increase, the value of land records a Jieavy decrease from 1846, . ^J A Boston man, Ian tic. fifty-two ti THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN. Deeper thap allsense of seeing Lies the source of secret being, And th$ soul with truth agreeing Learns to live in thoughts and deeds; For the life is more than raiment, And the earth is pledged for* payment Unto man for all his needs. Life is more than what man fancies Not a game of idle chances, But it steadily advances Up the rugged heights of time, Till each complex web ot trouble, Erery good hope's brokon bubble Hath a meaning most sublime. More of practice, lew profession; More of firmness, less concession; More of freedom, less oppression-* In the Church and State; More of life and less of fashion, That will make us good and great When true hearts, divinely gifted, From the dross of error sifted, On their crosses are uplifted, Shall the world most, clearly see That earth's greatest time of trial | Calls for holy self-denial; Calls on men to do and be. I Butf forever and forever, Let it be the soul's endeavor, Love from hatred to dissever;, And in whatso'er we do, \Won by.truth's eternal beojuty From our htghest sense of duty, Evermore be firm and true. —F. A. Hinckley. LIB. • - The first time I ever saw Elizabeth JOill, she was hanging to the boot of a •tago coach in the Rocky Mountains. I was climbing up a narrow, rocky pass, and the coach was coming down. As it i. n lL ,, passed me, I taught the sight of apalc- hascrossed the At- .faced, scrawny little figure, in a dirty * * i r L an( * lL)Ccn sca8 * c ^ I 'caUc-o dress, holding the straps of the everyJ*n\e excopt frfyNest trip, explains . boot behind. Her tangled yellow hair that deception by stating that he had a wa * ? yi . ng ° ut *? £ C brc . eze .' an 5 hcr b , arc «,KK^ K„i*L u- u i au A *u • A feet 3 U8t escaped the rocks in the road, rubber bag(Nvhieh he filled with ice, and T. 8at down l on a rock and watched thc he laid down every morning on this,, j clunisy coach until it went rolling and pressing it against the spine at the base swaying around a curve in thc pass. Here of the brain. It had a soothing effect, ! the girl dropped lightly to the ground, and came toward me, kicking up the dust as she quickly advanced. and he frequently fell asleep while repos- ing on it.. He afterward felt braced up for the day, enjoying every hour and every meal. The loss of life in India from man-cat- iogl tigers was appalling last year, and somjo s(|udy 6f tho fierce beast has lately beep m*de by.English officers. Tigers. it ajppears, do not attack human beings until they become very large and old, and unable to run down animals that are fleet of foot. One of these creatures it known to have kille*d 108 persons in the courso of three yeart. Another caused thirteen I villages to be deserted. A third js credited with killing .127 travelers on a public road. ' A hundred yards or more ahead of me there stood a .ro,ugh log cabin, to the door of which, before the girl reached me, there came n slatternly woman, with, a dirty baby in hcr arms, and called,' in a sharp, rasping voice: *\Lib! You Lib Dill 1 Whar on airth arc ye1\ • The child was within ten feet of me when the woman ; called. In reply she cried out, in an injured and irritated tone: ••Here I bo!\ j \What ye been doinT Oh, I know, hanginVon to the stage, like the tom- ' boy Wajsi Want another lickin', eh?\ •I \Idon'tkeor fer yer lickin'st\ cried v the child, tossing he/ Unkempt hair dc- , fiantly, whil< i a frown came over her thin face. '. I \Well ynu \bettor care, miss!\ cried the woman a ngrily. Thc girl stood directly in front of me now, fearless and uabashed. With one The KhcfriaU Uerifio thinks many will swift, angry movement of hcr right hand, be surprised by the tf atement that moro 8no stripped her thin white arm of the than ft,500,000 passengers are carried an- nually in this country on street cars loose calico sleeve that covered it, and held it out before me. \Look there, and there, and there 1\ she cried, ^pointing her finger at three long, discolored marks on tho upper part of her arm. • \Do you think 1 keer fer 4 . . * i , v ,* »ny of her lickin's after that?\ she asked,, thc general manager to bo only one-half , w i th an expression pitiful to see in the the cost of hjorsc power. Roads on which face of a girl of fourteen years. moved by electric motors. In Mont- gomery, Ala., electricity is used on eleven miles of road, and the cost is reported by was partially wjth a loss of $500,000. electricity takes tho place of horses arc faurtd ia Baltimore, Los Angeles, Port Huron, Detroit, Bcranton, Appleton iWis.), and Deliver.. Electric railways ore in course of construction or under intract in twelve other cities, and fn lirty-seven, com pantos have been formed other steps taken for the building of ich roads. Upon none of the roads now operation in this country, howovcr, is force supplied by storage, batteries at- tached to thc cars. In most cases power id communicated by an overhead con- ductor, j , litis estimated that the losses by fire in the United States this year will aikount to $1^0,000,000. In 188(1 the loks was $105,600,000. During tho past si* weeks no less than four towns in thc U aited States have been destroyed by firr, two of them totally. Tho largest loiw was occasioned by the burning of thp village of Marshfield, Wisconsin, on Jiine 27, when nearly $1,000,000 worth of i property went up in smoko and flame. This fire was caused by sparks from a locomotive. Clarendon, Pennsylvania, destroyed by fireworks, New York city lo^t upwards of $500,000 from the samo cause. There is no way to account for ths great increase of loss during the pr went year except on the ground of an increase of carelessness on the part of thje public, ^ho great majority of the disastrous fires of thc year have been directly attributable to negligence, the careless use of matches, want of means toi prevent or extinguish conflagrations, arid other preventable causes. • It is well known that, for some yoant past, a prize of $10,000 has been offered to: inventors for tho first bales of jute grown and prepared for market in the United States, at. a cost which will ad- mit of successful competition with.that fijom India. The principal and appar- ently insurmountable obstacle which con- fronts all efforts in this direction is tho Irtck of a machine which will prepare tho jute fibre for use- at a cost low enough to offset the very cheap hand labor of India. In tho juto plant the flbro lies between the pith and the bark/it being necessary, therefore, to* removo tho latter and sepa- rate the jute from tho pith, it being also essential that this be done without injur- ing the fibre, which is ono of the most delicate known. Bnt, as the natives of India do this work for soven to ten celts a day, a substitute machine would not ouly have to overcome this matter of cheapness, but would have to perform the task in as perfect a manner as Is now S lone by Indian fingers, as! well as e{piat« n other stages to the work of prepara- tion required before the fibre 1aJ ready to ffltftx the factory. < \Whatyedoin' Lib Dill?\ screamed u I see ye, an' the woman, look out!\ \I said I was going to show ye'd hotter them t own 'cm if they at all, an'hcr man's v marks fo everybody I could; long as they was there,\ said Lib to me. \She give I 'em to I me fer break in' an old cracked i tescup. It ain't fair fer her to lick mi like that fer an old cup, is it, mister:\ I There came a wistful expression to the child's face, a wistful and pathetic quaver in hcr thin Voico, as she pointed with her bare »rm tov ard the Stage- coach, which hail appealed again on a distant part of tho pass. \ Do you knoW, mister, that if I could only do it, I'd Hang on to that old coach some time till \{ had carried mo clean away from tyerc?\ \And leave your parents?\ I asked. \Pai rents!\ she sneered. \Them aint my parrenh*; Wouldu was. She ain't no kin only sorno forty-fifth cousin or other of my dead-an'-^onc mother; ^but they're jist as much km as I want 'cm to be.\ The words were uttered with scorn, and on Lib's face was a malignant look that no young girl's face should wear. Unmindful of the woman's command to \Come right straight here! \Lib sat down on a rock near me, rested her chin in one of her thin hands, and asked: \Where you from?\ N \From New England,\ I'said. • \Purty country, Hin\'t it?'' A \Very pretty indeed, at this time of the year.\ It was then October. \Have you ever been E&t?\ I asked. \Mel\ Lib laughed that unpleasant laugh again. She stood on a bowlder, and pointed far away to tho west, to where a long line of mountain peaks roso dark and unbroken in the distance. ' .\Mister sho said, \I a ink never been tjcyond them mountings in all tho days o/ my life. Crystal City lays at the foot o' that range, an* I was born there. That stage coach coin' down this pass '11 bo further east Dy noon than I ever was: From this rock I can see further nortnnn' south than I ever was. Mo been East? Better ask if I ain't been ter college too!\ \I don't suppose you have a school here,\ I said, as gently as I could. \Mister I'm tho only bo^Jor girl of school age or size in ten mile o' here. Have you any children, mister?\ \I have three,\ I said. \Got a little girl, mebbe?\ \Yes I said, \a little girl,\ thankful that she was not as this child was. \Mebbe she's 'bout my size, mister?\ \8he is,»a said. \Well now, mister,\ said Lib, slowly and deliberately, \how would you liko for her to bo like me? How would you like fer her to be licked fer nothin', like I am?' 1 I shuddered at the mere suggestion of such dread contingencies, Lib went on. \You wouldn't like it, hoy? I reckon not. Well,.I do hope that little girl of yourn'll niter be like I am, nor what I'm likely to be when I grow dp.\ The pathos and hopelessness in her voice brought tears to my eyes. \And mister, do ye know I'd walk, I'd craict, away from thin plaeo this day if-it wasn't fer—fer.\|~ Her ragged slcey went up to her eyes, her heaa, held high in defiance until now, dropped low; her voico faltered as -she want on: \If it wasn't for Ut-\ \And who is Laty !7- \Tho baby that that there woman held in her arms when she come to tho door. Hcr baby, it is. He's the cunnin'est lit- tle thing! an' he loves me, he does. Ho pu)s his arm round my neck an' says so, plain as anything. Don't you want to sco him? He ain't a bit afraid of strangers, and ho likes men folks. Sho thinks a sight of Laty, she does; so does Laty's pa.\ Thjo woman here came out to the cabinywith tho adored Laty in her arms. Lib and I went forward to meet them. The woman's face was harsh and forbid- ding. \What's she ben tellin' you, mister?\ she asked. \A pack of lies, I'll be bound. The truth ain't in hcr; no, it ain't. Now you git up to th< cabin,miss, an' mind Laty. I'm goin' t) tell yer pa on ye, an' you'll sbo wha, you'll git then.\ '«•\ *• • ' ' \My pawl\ cried Lib. \Jack Lane ain't my pap, an' you know it.\ \Sass-box!\ was all tho answer thc woman vouchsafed to this outburst! from Lib.' I stayed three weeks in Jack Lane's cabin, for it was the only habitation within two miles of the placo, and in thoso three weeks I saw enough to con- vince me that Poor Lib had not told \a pack of lies\ in djescribing hcr sufferings. Her life with tho Lanes was a hard one. They were maliciously and wilfully cruel to her. More than once did I intercede to save hcr from the cruelty of Jack and 'Mandy Lane. Hcr dovotion to baby Lathan did not win from {lis parents any corresponding kindness (or Lib, his willing slave. I often met her carrying thc heavy baby around in her weak arms on tho moun- tain trails. When the time* came for mo to go away, Lib followed nic far down the dusty road, unmindful of 'Mandy's shrilly uttered commands Uo **como right straight back 1\ • \You had better not jgo too far, Lib,\ I said, when wo had walked about half a mile; \'Mandy will bo*so severe with you.\ /•Oh, well, what if she ist\ asked Lib, wearily; but her voico had none of Us old defiant ring, and her bright eyes were red and downcast. . \I should be sorry to have you suffer on my account,\ I said. \Oh I don't mind it, but I reckon I'll go back now; Laty might ncc4 nic. I jest thought I'd like to go a piece with you. I been thinkin' 'bout that little girl o'yourn to-day, an' I thought I'd, kind 'o liko to send hcr some thin'. I've got it in this little box. It ain't much of anything, but mebbe she'll like it, comin' so fer like.\ Lib held out a small, flat pasteboard box. In it was a bunch of pressed mountain flowers, tied together with a bit of faded green ribbon*—Lib's one treasured* bit of feminine finery. . \Well good-by, mister f\ she said. \You've took moro notice of mo than most folks takes, an' I won't fcrgit -yc; an' I'll try to remember some o' the things you've said 'bout mo bein' patient an' good, an' all that. They'll do to tell Laty somo day. I reckon I'm 'bout as good as I'll ever be.. This ain't much of a placo fer folks to grow decent in. If anything should over happen to Laty I'd run away from here.\ My heart ached for the forlorn little creature, as I watched hcr climbing tho mountains in hcr rags, whilo I held in my hand the ono poor possession sho valued most. • | . My business took me to a small mining camp, live miles distant, where I was to remain for a month. At was the first of December before I could set a day for my departure. I intended starting on tho third. On the afternoon of tho socond, signs of a- storm were seen in tho low- hanging clouds that hid thesuow covered mountain peaks. Tlip snow lay smooth and white on all the mountain sides, and it was feared that' fljnothcr fall would make the mountain rcjads impassable. 1 watched with dismay that gathering storm on tho afternoon of tho third. By three o'clock it was snowing fast; the short day was nearly done; it was grow- ing dark in tho narrow gulch; the wind moaned up and down tho long, black canyons; the stunted pines bent low; thc mountain seemed frowning down on the helpless little mining camp, and thc snow fell faster and faster, I sat by tho window of t^io office in the little mountain hotel and watched thc daylight disappear. J3y four o'clock it was gono and tho storm had increased. \It's darker'n a stack o' bla'k cats, an' the wind's Ulowin' a regular cyclone,\ said the landlord, atnino o'clock. At ten o'clock ho and I sat alono by- the office stove. The wind had gono down a little, and it had stopped snow- ing. I was waiting to hear the conclu- sion of a \yarn\ thc garrulous landlord was tolling me. 1 1 , \An' sir,\ ho Was saying, \if you'll b'leove me, that thar olo catty mount jist natchelly riz up an'—great Scotland 1 did ye hear that?\ He jumped to his feet and stood still, in a listening attitude. \What is it!\ I asked, eagerly. \I did not-\ * \Shsh-sh!\ he held his red and cal- loused hand up as a sign of silence, and tip-toed gently toward tho door. Sharp and clear rose a prolonged cry as of one in pain. l \Somebody's in trouble 1\ cried tho landlord, as he hurriedly thrust alighted candle into his lantern, threw on his great coat of buffalo skins and started for tho door. I followed him, pulling on my overcoat and mittens as 1 went. Wo had taken but a fcW steps from the door when\ thc cry was repeated. .1 could not tell from whence it came, but my companion's sense of hearing was more acute and bet- ter trained than mine. \It's from tho lied Mountain trail,\ he said, \an' the person that's doin' the yellin' isgittin' mignty weak.\ Very weak, indeed, was the person whose pitiful cry wo had heard. We found her half-buried in a great drift of snow far up tho mountain side. As we bent over her the rays of tho lantern fell across tho thin, pale faco of Elizabeth Dill—thinner than ever, and paler from the suffering she had endured that night. Sho had fallen prostrate and was too much exhausted to rise. A ragged oKl cloak was wrapped around her and a thin shawl had fallen from hcr tangled yellow hair. A lantern lay by her side, but its light was out. She conld not speak until we had car- ried her down ip tho little hotel and chafed her chilled form for a long time., Her first words wert, \Jack Lane—'Man- dy 1 Git a doctor an'go for them. Let w/5 be. Go to them an' to Laty. He's all alone. Poor little feller! Poor Jack! Poor 'Mandy?\ A dozen men were soon fighting their way through the drifts to the Lane cabin, five miles distant. It was midnight be- fore Lib could tell hor sorrowf ulstory; and then it was told w}th sobs and tears. \Itwai only a little after dark,\ aha said. \We were all sittin' in the front room. Laty was in my lap an'> some way or other I lot tho Tittle follow fall. Of course Jack an' 'Mandy was mad. I don't blame 'em; an' I didn't mind it much when Jack whipped me with the ramrod of his gun. I'd ought to 'ave been keerful. 'Mandy was so mad .she driv me out into tho shed-room. You know how that is, mister,\ Lib said, turn- ing to me.. \It runs back right up thc mountain, an' there's a cave off the end of it where Jack keeps his tatcrs an' turnips in the winter. It was real snug in the cave, an' old Tobe, Jack's, dog, was in there. I snuggled up to him, an' cried 'causo I'd hurt Laty. . \ I*urty soon the front door opened a little an' Laty came toddlin' into the shed-room. I could seo Jack an' 'Mandy playin' checkers by the fire, an' they didn't,notice Laty. I slipped out an' ketched tho little fellow up in my arms. 'You poor lit le feller,' I says, 'Lib didn't go to lurt you; Lib loves you bettor 'n anything else on earth 1' \Then he coo-cooed in his cunnin' little way, an' laid his wet little cheeks on mine in a way that like to 'ave broko, my heart. I was standin' in tho cave- door, holdin' him so, when there come an awful roar. I saw Jack an' 'Mandy jump up, scared like, an' I stepped back into the] cavo with Laty an' then\— Hero Lib quite broke down, and cried for a long time before she said i \ Well, tho next minute everything was pitch dark. Jack nor 'Mandy, nor tho cabin nor nothin' was to be seen. There was tho awfullest roarin'an' crash- in,' ever I heerd. Mo an' Laty an' Tobo all cuddled up in a corner of the cave, scared out of our seven senses. \After awhile I crawled to the cave door. The snow an, winc^ was blowin' in. The cabin was gone; there wasn't a sigh of it. Then I knowed there'd been a snow-slide. . • f \1 yelled an' yelled for 'Mandy an' Jack, bni there wa'n't no answer at first. By-and-by I heerd some ono cryin'. Jack's lantern was in tho cave. He'd jest been in there, covorin' up tho tilings with old rags an' straw, an' we always kept matches on a shelf in there. I got tho lantern an r lighted it; then !(covered Laty all up good w|th the rags an' straw, an' made Tobe lay down by him. n Then I started out, an' I found 'Mandy wedged in 'mong somo rocks 'bout a hundred yards down the moun- tain. She was cryin' an' goin' on awful, Eoor woman 1 The way she tuk on 'bout aty was awful. She couldn't stand, an' I couldn't get her up to the cave. \ 'Mandy,' says I, at last, 'I'm goin' down to Crystal Camp for help.' \ 'You can't,' says she, awful fecblo, like. \ 'I kin,' says I, 'an' I'm goin', too. An' now, 'Mandy,' says I, 'you jest brace up till I git back; you jest think o' Laty. You'ro his ma an' he needs you; think o' that. An', 'Mandy,' says I, 'if I,don't git back, an' you git out o' hero all right, you rememlHjr that Lib Dill ain't no hard feclin's agin you nor Jack; an' if I db git back, an' you don't git out o' here,, you remember to your last breath that Lib Dill will be a mother to,your baby.' \Then I brought straw an' rags a^V covered her up the best I could. Sue lay; still, cryin' an' goin' on fit to break one's heart. I bent over her an' said: 'Good- by, 'Afandy; I'm goin'.' \She never said a word, but sne^flung hcr one free ai^i round my neck an' kissed me, an' that mado it all right 'tween mo an' 'Mandy Lane.. Livin' or dead, I ain't nothin' agin hcr, \I went back *x> tho cave, and mado Tobe lay down by Laty. 'Don't you move,' says I to tho dog, and he won't. They'll find him an' Lity all covered up under straw an' rags behind a' tater box in a corner of the cave where Laty can't get out. I ain't worried none 'bout him, but, O Jack I O 'Mandy I \Yes said Lib, wearily, a little lat- ter, \I did have an awful pull to git here'; but I knowed ev'ry foot of tho way. It was lucky I snatched my old cloak and shawl when 'Mandy drove me put, or I'd froze.\ Before noon tho uc^t day Silas Ray, tho landlord, came down from tho moun-' tain carrying baby Laty tenderly in his strong arms. Tho child was asleep with thc tears on his pretty face. Lib reached up her arms for the baby. Silas laid him gentfy down by her side and said: \I reckon you've as good a right to him as anybody now. Tncy're bringin' his fa- ther an' mother down—dead.\ My interest in the brave girl and hcr forlorn charge led mo to take them with nic when I left Crystal Camp, and I finally turned them over to somo wealthy friends of mine, in tho East, who were both willing and able to provide for them. W This was ten years ago.. A few days since I received a letter from Lib Dill, who is now a school teacher in a new town of one of our Western States, in which sho says that Laty has grown to bo a bright and good boy, and that she hopes to make a good man of him yet. She also alludes to a certain young farmer, between whom and herself there appears toxhavo sprung up a mutual in- terest, which has led to plans which, if carried out, will result in her having a homo of her own. \We are all—Laty and the farmer and I\—she says, \very happy in planning for the future that promises so fair.\— J. L, Harbour, in Youth?* Companion. [Original.] CENTRAL PARK. A CONCERT IN NEW YORK'S GREAT PLEASURE RESORT. ' / • . Sketches By Our Artist of th© Peo- ple He Saw There—Maale For Both Rrch . and Poor. EW sights, of a mid- summer's afternoon in New York, are moro attractive than the people at a Park concert. Good music is usually appreciated wherc- evcr we*hear it; but there is a charm about these open-air performances that makes them thoroughly enjoyable. Overhead the great elms mark the time with their gently swaying branches, and fling their cool shadows over thc crowded, benches and broad walks. A rollicking, roving breeze, with a flavor of the heaving sea on its brcaih, caresses the cheeks of the tired shop-girl and tosses thc plumes of my lady's hat, while capturing the music to bear it away over the meadows. And the sunbeams/ for- getting for thc oucc to play hide-and- seek through the trees, steal shyly in and light the happy faces of the listeners or glint bright smiles of approval from the burnished instruments of thc musi- cians. On Sunday the crowd is decidedly cos- mopolitan The broker add his fair com- panion find themselves\ beside tho grocer's boy, whose pockets are stuffcd»with pil- fered sweets and who-finds time in thc intervals between listening and eating to talk to his girl, on her \Sunday out.\ Banker and brewer, cartman and maid, native and foreign born, fill the benches and cover the grassy slope in front of the music stand. * The Principle of Inertia. In treatises upon physics and mechan- ics, jnertia is defined as that property of matter which prevents it from putting itself in motion\ when it is at rest, or from, bringing itself to a state of rest when it is in motion. As we have before stated, it is by virtue of the principle of inertia that dust is expellea from our clothes when they are beaten, every par- ticle of it tending to a state of rest. Al- though we have cited numerous experi- ments on thc principle of inertia, we shall mention another one, which has been pointed out to us by Mr. H. Gilly, licentiate of sciences. Upon the forefinger of your left hand, held vertically, lay a visiting card, and upon this place a silver dollar and try to removp thc card without touching the coin. In order to do this, give thc card a smart fillip with thc fingers of the right hand and it will fly to a distance, leav- ing thc coin balanced upon the forefinger. Care must be taken to give the fillip in an exactly horizontal direction, aud in the plane of the card, as shown in the ac- companying figure.— La Mature. JIU8IC $TAND IN CENTRAL PARK. It is an orderly and appreciative crowd. The rowdy clement is never seen there. Thc people come to enjoy the music, and they usually stay until the concert is over. On thc. meadows stretching away from the Mall are people in v comfortable attitudes, enjoying^ themselves in an un- conventional way. They roll about on the grass, smoke, read the newspapers, or sleep, with'a heartiness that shows the concert to be of secondary importance, or, at least, not absolute y' essential to having a good time A Singular Little Rodent. One of the most singular of the rodents ia this little pen tail from the island of Borneo. He is only about twelve inches long, with a tail nearly three times that length. Thc tail is covered with coarse scales from the body nearly to thc end, when the brush of coarse.hair begins. The color is grayish brown. He is a sleepy little fellow, apparently about sfe. lazy as the natives where he lives. TEMPERANCE. WhoTl Buy? rSoggosted on seeing the advertisement of ivaolesaJe liqnor dealer.] Forty casks of liquid woe— Who'll buy i Murder by tho gallon. Oh! Who'll buy? Larceny and theft made thm. Beggary and death thrown in Packages'of liquid sin— . I Who'll buy? I I Foreign death imported pure— * Who'll buy? - * Warranted, not slow, but sure— Who'll buy? Empty pockets by the cask. « Tangled bfains by pint or nask t l Vice of any kind you ask— .Who'll buy? Competition we defy— 4 ,- Who'll buy? Dye, to make the soul jet black; ~>ye, to make'the conscience slack; lothing vile do our casks lack— • Who'll buy? -R. Ready, in Amehdment Herald. / Remarkable Freak of Fingers, A remarkable instance of heredity is observed in the Young family in Salem, Oa. Willi«m Young, a carpenter by trade, was, born with the middle and right finger of his right hand together. The joints are perfect. His little baby was born with the same two fingers grown together. Mr. Young has nine brothers who have natural fingers. Neither his father nor his father's brothers had any such mark, yet their only sister has the identical fingers on the samo hand grown together. His grandfather had three fin- ? ;crs on each hand and three toes of each oot grown together, and as far back as he can trace tho same freak is apparent, but never happening on more than one in each family. * How to Stand in Comfort. \Don'tyou get tired standing so long?' asked a passenger of a conductor on the Thirteenth str#et car yesterday; \You bet I do,\ replied the conductor, savagely. \I could cheerfully sit on the point of a pin when my tune is up.\ \I'll give you a wrinkle,\ said the psssenger. \Don't stand on your heels if you can help it. Throw the weight of your'bodv on the balls of the feet and you will avoid half tho weariness.\ \Humph I\ said the conductor, doubtfully, \are you a professor!\ ' I've been a soldier,\ was the quiet reply, \and I call myjelf a pro- fessor of common aense.\— Philadelphia Cull .. • * ' •* r IN COMFORTABLE ATTITUDES. The. music played is usually of a class to please a mixed audience. There are selections from tho popular operas, fan- tasies, and military airs, and often works of a higher order from the best compos- ers. The bronze head of Beethoven may listen to the master's own music, and the lioness on her pedestal seems to lift her- self more alertly as she h( are the strains of the \Huntsman's Chorus.\ Brilliant costumes flit by in stylish turnouts, and equestrienne parties canter slowlyX along the shaded bridle-paths; but to ride in a carriage behind a coach- man \k livery, is not a necessary' condi- tion for the enjoyment of music, and it i s to the:working-class that these concerts are most beneficial. For the thousands who never think of vacations at the sea- f''M% TIIK LIONES8 LISTEN8. side or in thc mountains these few hours in fhe Park are the only healthful recre- ation. Kind Mother Nature has done her best for every honest toiler. She has given jus capabilities for enjoyment through every sense; and money , was never better invested than in providing for the poor of our city music, fresh air and sunshine. C. HILLS WARBBW, ' Blobson— \Young Rigsby is said to be veryfast.\ Dumpsey—\I don't think so. Ho has been owing me $10 for m* cen months.—ItoWtfltffon Free Press. V A \Duck of a Bonnet** t THE tfKH TAIL OF BORNEO. % So few specimens of the pen tail have been captured that there is but little known about his habits, except that he is more cleanly than our rats and keeps away from human beings. He is not so pretty or so cheerful as our squirrel, noi so fleet of foot as our graceful little chip- munk. Zoologists think that the long tail pos- sessed by this little animal is used for the purpose of balancing himself when mov- ing among the branches of the trees. He comes into the houses of the natives oc- casionally, but is not very often seen. A specimen was caught alive by Professor Low, of England, and sent home to the \Zoo as it is called, or the garden of animals, but the little creature died on the way and is now preserved in the Mu- seum of Natural History in London, This picture is from a photograph of that one, taken for Child Culture, which jour- nal explains that the singular appearance presented by the pen tail cannot oe fairly phown in a black and white picture, be- cause ot thc color. The long hairs of the tail are white, and thc scaly .part is jet black, the throat and belly are yellowish, the baQk mouse color and as sleek as a mole skin.— Chicaqo Herald. Thoughtful to the Last 1lE—\Oh Mary! I can't hold on any longer 1\ SUE—\Then wait till I get out of the way. No necessity of losing a husband ana a new hit at the same time!\•— Life, r« -r*T . Disappointed. First Confidence Man—\How did you make it down in Kansas?\ t Second Ditto—\I lost^ilBthe money I took with me.\ & First Ditto—\How? P«ceman grab you?\ W Second Ditto—\No real estate sgent rot hold of me.\-2)rfrottffr» Press. Now. Powderly on Intemperance. • The following strong words are taken from an interview with Terence V. Powderly pub- lished in the New York Herald: \Should I leave the office of Master Work- man to-day I woul^l devote myself to literary work in the intoitest of at least two great questions in s the Order—education and tern- poran^e. I would require every man. woman and child to learn to read, write aixi cipher. That so many working people do not under- stand even these three rudimentary branches of learning is a shame and a disgrace. But there is no disgrace deeper and more marked than the disgrace that hovers around the drunkard. Thev impose upon us in the Order. They bring on trouble between em- ployers and honest workingmen. They go to work drunk, are discharged, and sobering up, they appear before their assemblies atui pre- sent their grievances. But one side is Beard, and the complainant seems to be a much- abused man. Are we justified in keeping such impostors with us? Can we excuse men who wilfully neglect their duty as employes and as wilfully delude their bi other work- men' Yet I myself am called upon frequently i to toko a hand in the settlement of labor troubles attributable to this cause. Recently I had occasion to interfere in a dispute of large proportions, wherein the hands soughW* to sustain one of their number who had been discharged. He bad represented himself as a badly-treated man, and had so worked upon the feelings of his fellows that they supported him at a sacrifice of work and pay. What did he do to cause a discharge? He went to the workshop drunk. He hung bis hat up in a btrange place, and it fell down into a tub of: valuable liquid, spoiling it. Was that a good case to make a fight on? I think not.\ While Mr. Powderly was speaking a drunken man tottered down on the other side of the street and passed by the door of a house in which a small watch dog sat up- right. \Look said he, \there is a good case in point. A strong, able bodied man, with God given senses, and a dog, with brute in- stincts. Which is the more valuable at this time? I say the dog. Lacking human intel- ligence, he sits there guarding the house. He is watchful of his own safety and of the safety of much valuable property. He is alert and ready to protect both. The man is not only berett of his senses, but ^e could not watch anything; he could not even protect himself if he tried. His intellectual or physical at- tainments would not at this tiike avail him anything against the dog. # » \As I have said before, the rum habit is oue of our greatest enemies, and until we get it under control we will have au uphill strug- gle to sustain our principles. I deny that* I am an autocrat, but in one thing I wish to Le. If my word should be- law there would be no more intemperance, and with no in- temperance there would soon be fewer labor troubles\ , ——i Rum's Now Mission. 6ome heartless writer once commended the policy which consisted in clearing the earth of \lumpish savages,\ in order to make room for advancing civilization. Granted that he was right, the rum bottle overtops the mis- sionary importance, and St. John ism is an impertinence. Archbishop Farrar, in the Contemporary Review, says that civilized Europe is flooding Africa with rum; and Josepn Thomson, the African traveler, as- serts that evil results of the rum traffic in the dark continent are far greater than were those of the slave trade. In a Uouth African report it- was stated that 101 natives were destroyed by rum drinking in two months in 1883—an easy anA expeditious way of carry- ing out the policy recohimended by the w nter heretofore cited. A trustworthy authority says that in 1884 Gr_>at Britain sent to Africa' 602,328 gallons of spirits, Germany 7,136,268 and America Oil,412, to help on the work of extermination. The profits of this business are said to be 700 per cent, annually. The greed for gold must, of course, be some- how glutted. In the face of that fact, it counts for nothing that the natives on the seaboard of Africa are being rapidly decimated us the result of the rum traffic. Archbishop Farrar urges the British parliament to interfere, but probably that body will do nothing whatever to stop the the alcoholic tide flowing into Africa. The \lumpish savages'' must go. The less there are of them, the less missionary work will have to be done, the better oppor- tunity the rum-selling Caucasian will enjoy to march up and take possession of the dark continent. If this is the proper view to take, modern civilization should adopt a flag w^th a rum bottle emblazoned upon it, and end by calling the missionaries home.— Troy Tunes. Significant. A v ery significant sign of the times is the emphatic condemnation of beer which has re- cently come to us from a distinguished Ger- man professor—Professor Bunge. of the Uni- versity of Basle—from whose able lecture, lately published in pamphlet form, we pre- sent deeply interesting extracts elsewhere. He says: \Peopleare horrified if a mania made into a thief or a murderer by brandy- drinking; but they are completely cold and indifferent to the fact that thousands become stupefied, imbecile, and ragged by beer-drink- in g. That does not at all disturb our Philis- tine in his selfish complacency.'' He adds, speaking of Germany and Switzerland: \Beer is really the most mischievous among alco- holic beverages, for the very reason that no other is so seductive. Brajbdy-drinking is a disgrace in all classes of society; the intel- lectual elite of our nation glory in their im- moderate beer-drinking.\ To\have beer thus denounced, from the German point of view, and by a learned professor so eminently well qualified as a distinguished scientist; to Fpeakjptelligently, aa \the most mischievous kmoJjaleohoiic beverages,\ is indeed very refreshing \—Nation€U Advocate. . PLEUR0-PNEUM0NIA. The Efforts to Siipprem tho DUeatS in Some States. The Chief of the Buaeau of Animal Indus- try has just made a preliminary report to the Commissioner of Agriculture in reference to * the progress of the work for the suppression of pleuropneumonia for tlie six months ended June 30, 1887. Pennsylvania is the only State' believed to be infected with pluero-pneumonia, the authorities of which have <Wlin«d both to accept the new rules and regulations or to j give the National inspectors any recognition -N in thin work. ' The work of inspection in New Jersey • by the Bureau has only recently begun. Four hundred and fifty-three herds, containing .8,815 animals, have been inspected. Twenty herds have been found infected, containing 384 head, of which thirty-five were reported dis- eased. TVenty eight animal* were slaugh- tered, of which fifteen were found to have been affected with pleuro-pneumonia. , In New York 79 herds, containing 2.201 an- imals, were iiiHp «eted. Of theue 45 herds were infected and contained tff7 animals, of which 12o were report^i diseased. The number slaughtered was 117, of which 25 showed • the lesions of pleuro-pneumonia. In New York 'the following counties are now in quarantine: Westchester. New York, Rich- mond, Kings, Queens and Suffolk. The total number of herds inspected daring the six months is 5,351, containing 45,<AM ani- mals; 298 herds and 11,#28 animals hav* been placed in quarantine, among which were found f*04 diseased animals. Post mortem examinations were made on the car- casses of 4.8ol animals and showed that 1,104 of these have been aiTectel with pleuro-pneu- monia, _^^^^ A WESTEBN SMASHUP. • . Ten Men Killed, and Twenty-Five IsvJured In Ulluoia. * A construction train of the Chicago and Alton,on which were nearly 100 laborers,***' run into on jVednesday by a freight .train, and the result was a dreadful smaahup, witli - * serious loss of life.The freight train was bound for Kansas City, and met the construction ^ on Owendorn Bridge, twenty-five miles from ^ t Bloomington. Ten twenty-five injured. men were killed sA4 THE LABOR W0BLD. / \\\\ r-Fti&gtnds BlaetUr, He'll Hate Moro Room Compassionating Clara—\Isn't it sadt Poor Mr. Littlcwit has gone out of his mind?\ Satirical Sallie— \I wonder he stayed there M long at he has. Awfully cramped quarters; you know.\ -Harper''s Bazar. \Good byo is a simple little phrase,\ says a waiter, \but ah! how much there is fn it.'' True, indeed, and we never realize more fully how much there if in it than when we toe two women bidding each other goof bye.-^Zk*&>& Courier, maa* $ends Greeting. The shoving made by the executive com mittee of the titfete Temperance Union is one whioh the I people of Kansas mav bo proud. It proves what a united and per<si*te:it battle against the liquor traffic may accomplish. Prohibition is an established fact, and there are few who openly today defend the whisky doggery in Kansas, The saloon, w.th ail IU »vice, its crime, and attendant evils, has l*»en driven from the State, and where want an 1 misery and degradation once existed in many of our cities, may now be found comfortable and happy homes, temperate people thrift and prosperity. The fact that Kantum has prospered beyond the greatest expectation of her pejpl* since the saloon was driven from Her border* is sufficient argument in behalf of prohibition, to tay nothing of its moral aspect- The people of Kansas send greeting to other States now battling against this degrading enemy of mankind—the sa- loon—with the hopes that they may follow the example of this young empire and banish from their midst this breeder of crime, pau- perism, misery, and death. —Topeka [Kama*) Intemperance and Labor. In the fields of industry, says Rev. T. J. Conaty, capital and labor are often iu dis- * agreement; bat the merciless, ceaseless enemy of labor is intemperance. At times capital and labor agree ami the contest ceases or is mollified. But between labor and intemperance there can never )« j any truce, and intemperance will cease to in- j fllot damage only when it hat bean overcome., and not compromised with. j Temperance will untie more knots in the Wbor problem than all the laws that all the i^agiaUtura in the country can pass, j DURING the past six months 361 saw and planing mills have been started in the South, which will work up 500,000,0JO feet of lum- ber. The increase is going on. THE European immigration agencies are translating descriptions of the conditions of American mechanics, laborers and farmers for the benefit of those they want to bring to this side. J BUILDERS of late year3 nave been giving up lath and plastered ceilings in large buildinfs as well as light floor timbers for heavy tim- bers and thick, closely laid three-inch floors. The decreased insurance makes it pay. THE ' labor holiday inaugurated by \the New York Central Labor Union will be much jmore generally observed this year than it was 'last, and especially in the Western States, i where there appears to be a more progressive spirit SIXTEEN new glass factories will start up in September, having 20i) pote, of which 100 are for window glass, twenty for flint, eighty for table ware, and six for green glass. It is likely that several of the window glass fac- tories in New Jersey will remain, idle next year. A MOVEMENT has been quietly protected in labor circler in Boston, independently of the Knights of Labor, for the organization of women and girls into trades unions similar to the existing oganization of trades among men who have not'affiliated with the Knights. THE carpenters' strike in Chicago is not general, only those who have been working more than eight hours for less than thirty five cents an hour, or with non-union men, being affeeted. THE greater portion of the cokers have re- sumed work in the Connellsville (Penn.) re- gion. THERE are 60,000 colored Knights of Labor in the United States. THrRTT-srx THOUSAND acres of mineral land have been purchased near Kansas City, Ho., where iron and stael works will be built. THE American Society for the Preven- tion of Adulteration of Food, etc, is about to issue a circular to bakers and confectiooci>, warning them against the use of certain oo.- oring materials which are named and de- clared to be dangerous to health. NEWSY GLEANINGS. THEn«~are 673 colored preachers in the city of Raleigh, N. C. UNDER the new law there are to be no more public hangings in Missouri. AN unuqual activity ia buying iron mia*aT is) ef:>ortedJ-hroughout Montana. THREE courts have in this country decided th Jt a marriage by telegraph'is illegal. AMERICANS are -next to the natives at heavy tax payers in the Sandwich Islands. IN Ireland 940,000 people speak the Celtic language, and 64,000 of that uumber apeak no other. ' / THERE are over 300,000 children in the United States between 1 and 12 years old whoa,? lives are insured. MRS. MARIE DANIELS, wife of the Captain- of the Eaglish steamer Water Lily, has just been licensed as pilot of that craft. IT is stated that the amount of money stolen by tho boodle thieves in Chicago dur- ing two years was not far from $1,000,000. A LARGE building for a national agricult- ural exposition is now in process of construc- tion at Kansas City, Mo., and will be opened early in September. ANNIE MERCER, of Missaukee County, Michigan, promises to become a giantess. She is only in her twelfth year, and yet she h a trifle over hix feet if stature. JUDGE DILLON, ot the Circuit Court m St. Louis, has refused the right of incorpora- tion to the \Institute of Christian Science/\ otherwise kuovru as the Faith Cure. . / THE ladies of St. Louis, anticipating the . President's actwptnnre of the invitation to visit the otto duruik lair week, are making sTx/cai initiations fox the entertainment of Mrs. Cleveland. ,\ MUSICAL' Mas. LANOTRY *SB been playing to large houses in California. . BEN TAJOUX, any Arab, has written music for a comic operatic version of the \Taming of the Shrewd THE Thomas concerts in Chicane^ave been very largely patronized this mon/tl, the hot weather appearing to give the people a sett for music. GEN. GEORGE A. 8HERIDAN has made 203 engagements, through the Redpath Lecture Bureau, to deliver bis reply to Bob Ingertoll next winter. Txx wonderful young pianst, Josef Hof man, has decided to visit America next sea- son. He has been one of the musical lions in London this year. THE Government subsidy for ninety oyer- atic performances to be given between the Apollo and Argentine Theatres, in Rome, is 1W),000 lire f or t^.OOO. HERR BOETEL, a German tenor with a phenomenal \high C,\ 1 is coming to this coun- try in October. He was a coachman a few years ago, but now makes $1,400 a week \With- out much trouble. ANOTHER society woman It about to adopt the stage as a profession. She is Miss Alios Hopkinton, relative ot the wire of ex-Prest\ dent Hayes, and a cousin of •xL)eutenant- Governor Trask, of Massachusetts. GILBERT and Sullivan are said, on the au- thority of a London newxpip\r man, who la very close to the D'Oyly Carte management, to be preparing an opera on an American sub- ject with special reteience to the Wild West erase, which Buffalo bill has made fashiona- ble fn England. ^ Bnoot COUKTY, Georgia, shipped north this season 900 car loads of water meloms at an average of meie than $100 for each ear. A local paper says the county will receive upward of $55,00\ for her wstersseion crop tfr* year. ' ' ' . \ \

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