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THE JOURNAL HAS FACILITIES FOR FINE JOB PRINTING Call or.Write for Prices. THE JOURNAL ....IS THE.... FAVORITE PAPER with readers and advertisers. DEVOTED TO THE TRUE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF SENECA COUNTY. VOluUME 15. SEKECA EALES, K. Y., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1899. NUMBER 36 SepeeaQc.Joar^al PUBLISHED EVERY IVEDNESDAY BY THE JOURNU PUBLISHING GO. (I.IMITBD) PAUTRIDHE BLOCK, SENECA FALLS, N. Y. T E R M S : . County Subacrlbere, $t.50 when paid In advance; aubscribers outside the county, $2.00 per year, postage prepaid; Subscription for six months, $1.00 in advance. RA T E S O ^ P y E R T I S i N C ; iHlii r 3 Si and like notices, B i r s * IVES'S C A R D S . OSSIAN n. CONQDON, A TTOttNET AND COUNSELOIi AT LAW Lodi, Seneca County, N. Y\. ERNEST Q. aOULD, A TTOUNEY AND CODNBELOB. Koome 13 and 15 King biock, Seneca Faiis, N. Y WILLIAM Hw HARPST, A UCTIONEEK, All Bales carefully conducted and aatiefaction guaranteed. P.O. Address Seneca Falls, N. Y. L. FOSTER CROWELL, S bnbca F ali .8, N. T. SHELDRAKE MOUSE. KELLOQQ’S LIVERY. C. B. HOWE, M. D. MAYNARD E. WILLIAMS, 1SE.WYORK C e n t r a l & HUDSON RIVER R. a THE FOUR-TRACK TRUNK LINE ^ “r B s t t / a l U a s l i r i : \ m m m m LeMih Yalley System In .Effect May 14th, i899. SENECA FALLS BRANCH. Arrive. Depart 7:55 A. M. 3:00 A. M. 905 ; A. M. 10:10 A. M. 6:25 p . m . 5:40. p m . S;13 p . M. 8:20 P.M. LEAVE GENEVA EASTWAKD ...g S ! : tmrg, Ithaca & intermediate slationa. ?S=.SSJS:s-»\ 10:25 P. M. Daily Night Express for Watkins WKST^VARD. 5:1« A. M. Dally for Uochestcr and Buffalo. Di^^^o“.,/kpress^-1'o^r hS ! L a\n\d\&:;®'“'‘' ........................./h a S t • igem ^8^^P. MILLSPAUGH, District Passenger Agent AGENTS W ANTED. im m 117 W. Jefferson St., Syracuse, N. F. Hartin O’Neill R E A L ESTATE HRE, LIFE & ACCIDENT INSUR­ ANCE AGENCY. O O N V ^ Y A N O I N G Voases for Sa/e and to Rent. SKNTS OOLLKCTKD. SAME OLD STAND, 89 FALL BT. D. M c C arthy & so n s , Syracuse, N. Y. Fur Neck Pieces and Muffs. Extra Quality Alaska Sable Scarfs with two heads and ten tails: verj luality i stylish, §9.00. Imitation Stone Marten Cluster Scarfs with eight tails, our leader 32.98. New Electric Seal Cluster Scarfs with ten tails 34.98. Black Marten Cluster Scarfs all good styles with ten tails. Specials at 33-So Sable Fo.x Storm Collars: the very newest; beautifully made 335-00 each. Electric Seal Storm Collars; very stylish 315.50. New Blue Lynx Storm Collars; the very latest style 330 each. French Coney Muffs 98c, 3i-50 and 31.98 each. Astrachan Muffs, well made, nice quality, $5 each. Fine Electric Seal Muffs, large size^ well made, 32.50 each. Alaska Sable Muffs, new, large size, cx-cellent quality, 39-50 each. Large and beautiful line fine fur sets in Stone Marten, Sable, Natural Lynx, Blue Fox, Sable F’ox, Beaver, Mink, Persian and Hudson Bay Sable. Full line fine Old Muds in Stone Marten, Blue Fox, Natural Lynx, Per­ sian Seal, Beaver and Sable F A full line of Children’s fur sets—muff and boa and collar, - at - from $1.98 to $3.75 a set. We are agents for the ‘New Idea” Patterns HJ4-LADIES' SHIRT WAIST. Sizes 32, 34, .30, 38. 40, 42. Cutting and fitting is easy with “ New Idea Patterns.” Any Pattern and Any Size, only lo Cents. Subscribe for “ New Ideas for Womans Wear,” a Magazine issued monthly. Price 5c per copy, 25c per year. S T O W E 3 r 4 L = » S ENTER ANY TI5IE. Full Parlioulars upon request. Rochester, N. Y. T . B . B K I R D — = Vacation days are fast drawing to a close. Shorter days remind us that wiuter will soon be here. We have anticipated your wants and are now receiving the many choice things the markets afford. New Fall Dress Goods, ‘^ r“;p“ :,?er;v=av. New Fall Silks, Taffetas, Duchesse, Peau Du Soie, Bengalines, Satins, etc New Outing Flannels, from 5 cents per yard up. Choice Styles. BLANKETS AND COMFORTABLES, Lowest Prices and Largest Assortment. Knit Underwear, fresh from the mills, more than 200 doz. for men, women and children The largest assortment of desirable goods at the lowest prices can always be found at the store of T _ B _ 1 ={ A T T=?.T-^ The Best Advertising Medium is the Journal. Try it and be convinced. The Muse 1rom the true, I could not hope to gain so fair a bliss As lavish fortune gave mo, dear, in you. I could not hope so fair a bliss to gain, The lack whereof would leave existence vain. Wherefore liave I no shadow of desire To blot away my penury and pain. My penury and pain to blot away— Ah, comrade of my spirit, who can say Better the glow of mutual love beside The humblest hearth than loneliness in fame. And, when my clay is mingled with the To dream of our delight the ages through. —Frank Putnam in National Magazi giilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!| I ADARKJISTAKE | illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll'llllllli ling all these lights just have to fill them “No use burni down here. In the morning, and no use making me work for nothing,” and the old sexton turned down the one lamp burning in the eliaudolier in the room and wont out, leaving the door ajar. The light nickered for a few moments until an outer door w a s opened, one bright flash. It died Tip ^stairs there and then, with , talking as the busy hands put much laugl finishing touches to the church decora­ tions for the morrow. “Tlicre. I think that Is as well as we and Nellie Collier stepped :k. “We need a )o to reach across that i-i^ I u small piece of ropi seat yet, doctor,” Dr. Graham, who her. “Two of thoi ter motto are crooked. You straighten them, please, while I got the rope. I know where there is a piece that will just do,” and she hurried down the stairs and ran against Mr. ntcairu as tcroom and under the st be,” she said d the small au- over the closet ,’as ahot thoughts in a tumult. For mouthi lie Collier’s laughing face had been haunting him, and he often found that his eyes rested on her when he was preaching. He waited a few minutes and then le little white robed figure as she lout leaving the room. “Nellie, I want to tell you some­ thing,” he said, taking hold of the hands which wore full of rope. “I have boon tvautiug to tell you for a long time that I love j’ou. I don’t think that you can be surprised, for you must have seen that 1 love you dearly, and I hope that it has not heou distasteful to you, has it?” There was no answer, but there was no attempt to withdraw the liauds that he held. “I am not i darling. 'Will you “I never thoughit me,” she murmured. “You never ticod mo much, and I[ thoiij for others,” adept at lovemaking, u he my wife, Nellie?” ;h that you cared for thought you in a low voice. } hid my feelings mt It was hecai “I must have than I tliought, but loved you so that j’( neglected you. A minister is watched so much and has to be so very careful. love me, darling, enough But can you to he my wifi tie could scarce but he suddi a few minutes. It was hear the answer. Icnly clasped her in his Hitter what happened for ninutes. It was the first time had been in love, •He remcmbei entering the next room. “’There is a commit­ tee meeting in my study. I will come up stairs as soon as I can,” and, giv­ ing her a last kiss, he hurried from the room. lie was in no humor for a business meeting, and the good hrotbron must have thought that th< ter was growing times when they were discussing im­ portant business. The truth was he scarcely knew what was said or done, and as soon as tlie last one had depart­ ed he hurried up stairs. Nearly every had gone, but Nellie, “his Nellie,” busy arranging some last flowers Dr. Graham was stand­ ing beside her and whispering some­ thing to her while she Just shook lier liead and laughed. Nellie merely glanced up as he ap­ proached, “AVhat do you tliink- of the tlons?” she asked. “They arc fine, very fine,” he answer­ ed, trying to meet her glance, but slie had turned back to Dr. Graham, and for a moment lie was angry. “Pshaw! How unreasonable he said to himself, thoughtful she is so as not to attract attention.” So he walked away until he saw her preparing to leave. “Are you ready to go now?” he asked In a low tone. “Do you want to take this basket along?” “Why, yes—but,” shi instant, “Dr. Graham with my things.” He suddenly dropped the basket. “Why, Nellie, it is my place, not that fellow’s,” he exclaimed. 1 think of t decora- ! hesitated t will help u not see how you can claim that right any more than you have to speak of Dr. Graham in that manner,” she said haughtily. “Why, Nellie. I think that what pass­ ed between us this evening would cer­ tainly give me the right.” \Why Mr. Pitcairn, wh sibly have passed beiween must he laboring undei she exclaimed in surprise. “I saw you when you came into the church and w hat could pos- ‘t us? You nistake,” V minutes ago.” “Mr. Pitcairn, If you had any c sation with any one down stairs It cer­ tainly was not with me. I went down after rope, but I was not gone two min­ utes, and you must remember that I was not the only one who had been down stairs after things, and If you have made any arrangements to ac­ company a young lady borne this even­ ing It was not with your humble serv­ ant,” ana her black eyes danced merri­ ly, and he knew that she was enjoying bis discomfiture. Mr. Pitcairn grew pale. “I’ll forgive you for calling Dr. Gra* Yam a fellow if you don’t do It again for ho is”—she hesitated and blushed— “a very particular friend of mine, nnd you and I have been such good i that I will tell you a secret—we gaged.” “Ob, you little torment! I might have m that j’ou would try”— h( led, his face all ag by, air. Pitcairn,Q, how could it, when wo did not know until this evening? And I my telling j-ou.” air. Pitcairn staggered back against “I—I wish you every happi- claimi Lave known ■red back a seat. “I—I wish you every happi­ ness,” he stammered, then ho turned to examiuiliuiug tl Lzed, an Ireamiug as he went down stairs to his study. “A pretty kettle of fish I’ve got into,” he exclaimed, as he threw himself into a chair and kicked the footstool which Miss Reynolds had made across the ■self to somethin! girl I wanted and iteynolds 1 ____ “Lost the gaged myself to something ! want, and I haven’t any idea who !d then lit a match and went o fumed handkerchief. He picked tliat he noticed the as he held her m a stru! membered now scent of violets arms. It cost him a struggle Collier. He sat and tl Nellie Col r midnight, lies of hi Rej-nol jught, with give up thought uu- He studied too stout, he thought, w a great sigh of relief; Miss Mattern was too tall. I t was some one! his shouldei-. whose head just reached He had called her Nellie, n of that, with some love lithets thrown in. She was small and ity and, whoever she was, evident­ ly loved him. If he found she was some one who would not suit him, well, he would have to get out of it in some way. But, whoever she was, her presence seemed to haunt him as he sat there, could feel her arms around his isure of her head neck and the pressure of her hi against his shoulder, and he felt intense longing to again hold the lii white robed figure i) her warm breath o he—dignified miuisi picked up the handl it passionately. througli ful that intense longing to again hold the little white robed figure in his arms and feel cheek. And iter that he was— and kissed knew how he got the next daj'. He was thank- leh that lave to'give a regular mon. Ho studiously avoided looking at the clioir, where Nellie Collier was sitting, until near the close of the evening services, wlien, while Elinor Yandever was singing a solo, he turned met, Iiei nearly lug fall to the f a sudden feeling of Elinor Yandever! out c lear a u d sw eet. ' liyiimlymubook floor ii the h he was hold- ; his surprise, aud relief came over Ho had never ought o always been so reserved that he had never dreamed that she would care for him, but there was no mis­ taking that look. “YTiat a dear little thing she is. I don’t think that I will want to give her up. I—I have been very fortuuate,” he said to himself as he met her a t the foot of the stairs iiud drew her little hand on his arm. “Last evening you didn’t”— He paused a moment. “You—you were not angry?’’ she whispered anxiously. “You were hu.sy talking to Nellie Collier, and Aunt Min­ nie was ready lo go, aud I didn’t know how to get out of not going along with her. I thought j'ou would understaud “Well, if I didn’t have you last night I have you tonight,” he said tenderly, pressing the little hand1 lo his side.- Snn’8 Journey Throngh Space. 1 of the spi abably mo I the sun’s A s Is w ell knou star in the line of sight displa oeity through 1, the velocity lu s of the speeti ■iscope we can probably more accurate deter- liG sun’s veloe of the solar “apex” should he ap­ proaching the earth on account of the solaf motli point of the should be receding. This method has been obtain a probably found by m e a suring t of the lines visible in the star’s low, the stars near the posi solar “apex” should he ola f motion, and those a t the opposite ioint of th skj% called the “aul apex,” iployed by several astronomers, especially by Yo- gel a t the Potsdam observatory. This ;lty through space Is about 714 3 a second, but an examination of a larger number of stars would be uec- beforo we could consider this •esult as thoroughly established. From an examination of the spec • Professor Keeler of )Ughly esti imination of the Professor Keeler ry has found vcelociti ght, aud from tl imer Tisserand has de­ velocity of about 9 1-3 miles observatory h in the line of sight, aud from tl French astronoi duced a ‘■ these tl y Yogel jel. We may therefore■e perhaierhaps p ' the sun’s Magazi Hard ou tlie Burglar. “There is a family in mj- town,” said a Baltimore boys. 'They are very rich, and each of the three sous is in receipt of a which sir characteristics were as sueeiuct- family in mj- town,” sai lan, “whore the childre ich of the th: ijeral allowance, but the manner in hlch they e.xpeud it and certain of their characteristics were as succinct­ ly and tersely described as possible the other day by Boh, the eldest one, in telling the story of a burglary that oc­ curred last summer at their country place. Bob is the oldest. Jack the scc- d Albert the y ond and z In telling the story, “ ‘He didn’t get v very much, a of th e servants thought he letbing about 3 and in goiug as some he heard _ about 3 and iu g to In­ vestigate probably scared him off, b u t When -fi'e discovered the next morning th a t a b u rglar had visited us w e natu ­ rally took an account of stoi only rooms in the house he had entered were those of my two brothers and myself, and in each of them he had ^one through the clothes we had been wearing the day before.' Out of my clothes he got 10 cents, from Jack he got nothing, and in going through Bert’s jeans he got in debt.’ ”-N e w York Tribune. Getting Even ■With Her. She wished to break it to him gen “I have decided,” she said, “to ret your ring.” H e, however, w a s a resourceful n Who did not believe in letting a woi :t th e bette: them by the ■r,” he replied. dozen.”—Chlcagi THE PAGE’S DIFFICULTY. He Tolil Hi» Troubles Itigrlit Oat at tlie W e d a in e - A good story comes from Atlanta, b u t th e incident happened several sea­ sons ago. The occasion was a swell church wedding. T h e edifice had gloriously decorated. The bride, lundcd by a company of p: ■ girls aud maids of honor, ■ p a ssing down the aisle. pages, flow- r, was slow- 3 sing dow n th e aisle, while the ictive bridegroom aud bis best man aud the oflichiting clergyman were taking their places. The church organ was pealing fortli the sounds as of joyous wedding bells. Fashionable people dressed for the occasion occu­ pied the seats of the handsome church. It so happened that one of the pages had in the rush of business prepara­ tory to dressing for the occasion been turned over lo the care of a nurse. As wii the main aisle of Q company with the other youngsters, wlio in white satin suits were doing tlie honors of each respec­ tive household, he suddenly espied bis motlicr seated in one of the pews. At this point the organist began playing softly as the wedding party passed to the altar. Then, above the gentle strains of music clear as a bird could be beard tlie voice of the afore­ said small hoy. “Mamma,” ho shrilly cried, “nurse put ou my panties wrong side before, and I cau’t liardly walk!” Of course the horrified mamma could do nothingothing l)utut Ifiushh scarlet,carlet, hutut liftedttca do n h Ifius s b U a prayer that the young scion would keep still from that time on. And he did and received a hearty kiss fro r tlie bride at tlie close of the ceremoui a hearty kiss from 'This is a true story and can be voueb- ed for by tl ding.—Galesburg (Ga.) Mall. o a ttended the wed- ANCIENT ARITHMETIC. unearthed in Egypt. 'The papyrus, lich was found in excc'llout tion, dates from the period B. C.—that Is, about 100 years home lessons in arithmetic was recent- 'The p I'c coudi- )d about 1700 C.—th at Is, about 100 y before I time of Moses, or almost 3,000 years ago. It proves that the Egyp­ tians had a thorough knowledge of elementary mathematics almost to the extent of our own. 'The papyrus has a long heading, “Direction how to at­ tain the knowledge of all dark things,” etc. Numerous examples show that their principal operations with entire units aud fractions were made by means of addition and multiplication. Subtractions aud divisions were not known in their present form, hut cor­ rect results were obtained nevertheless. Equations are also found in the pa­ pyrus. Among the examples given is this one; Ten measures of barley are other example given Is; ’There are sev­ en men, each one has seven cats, each cat has eaten seven mice, each mouse has eaten seven grains of barley, each grain of h.arloy would, if cultivated, have yielded seven measures of barley. How much barley Las been lost in that ley Las been lost in 'The papyrus also contains calcula­ tions of ,‘irea, the calculation of the area of a circle aud its transformation mids.—riiiladelphia Record. in one of the steamboat ollices in the city the other afternoon while an old sippi and rem iniscences of old tim e cit- “Did you kno-sv old Bill Jones?” ask­ ed one of the men, after the captain had finished relating how he ran a gantlet of Indians with his boat way back in the forties. “ ’Member Bill Jonies? before he was married to Bill’s moth- l \Well I guess captain. “Let’s see, after the wai‘. Ho was a I did,^^replied the died just after )d old fellow too. I knew his f a ther One\ of the boys thought the old man was “doping” and by way of tripping him up on his dates asked, “Cap, how long have you been running on the riv- “■tVho, me? Why, I started on tim Mississippi when it was shrouded i doubt, hoT The origin of chess mystery. There is little ever, that its birthplace was in India and that it is an offspring of a game called chaturanga, which is mentioned in oriental literature as in use fully 200 years before the Christian era. western Europe, purpose the a rt of war. The Arab legend u The game was in all probability in- . for the purpose of illustrating legend upon this point is that it was devised for vented the art this po the instruction of his father, a learned Bi a young despot by I Brahman, to teach him that a king, notwithstanding Bs, who, they claim, it to beguile the tedium of the siege ■er, w a s dependent for safety upon listorians gam e to Claim, devised his subjects. The Greek historians credit th e invention of the Palamedes, of Troy during the Trojan war. ! Q.ainine Its Good. in an ai*ticle in The Lan- ikwater fever, incident .hose ■«ho ;t quinine or w h o suffi calls attention to the fact that it is wise for those w have an idiosym even slight albuminuria to go to mala­ rious climates. He believes that in the grains of quin 3ay to prevent ing. This he cc dition to ordii chronic malarial poison- insiders necessary in ad- lary precautions in re- I to expo.sure to chills, wet and the and as to moderation in eating and C o n f u ting a n Im p o s s ibility . “I want to see Mrs. Smythe,” said the visitor. “You can’t,” said the servant. “?he has the toothache.” “You must be mistaken,” the man replied. “I’m her dentist, and I have her teeth here in this package.”—Cath- Spunisb Courtesy. iourand Of thethe saintsaints arere alwayslways printedrinted withith books the name of the Savior s a a p w title “senor” (mister) before them, Mr. John the Baptist, Mr, - Saint Paul, Mr. Saint Matthew, etc.—Chicago arsees expos d by birds. A D A K G B R O U S T R A D E . PERILS THAT BESET THE MAKING OF NITROGLYCERIN. [mown. Metbods Used In tlie Mnnnfnetnre of T h is D a n g e ro u s E x p lo s iv e — T h e Cnrc Tlint Hus to Be Exereised Xu the Faetorles, in localities where it is made. People generally give it a wide berth, aud even a less number know how it is manufactured. Probably iu no place iu the United States is there such a great amount of the explosive used as iu the Indiana oilfields. Indiana has four nitroglycerin factories, and tliey are seldom visited by curious people. The explosive is made from a compo­ sition of acids and glycerin. It is gener­ ally pale yellow iu color, and quite col- oiless when pure. It is odorless, aud has a sweet, pungent, aromatic flavor. If touelicd by one’s tongue, or even brought into contact with the skin, it Will produce a severe headache. A large tank, called an agitator, is where the fluid is mixed, aud the mixture is composed of equal parts of nitric aud sulphuric acids. Inside the tank are several paddles, like those of a churn, and it is here tliat tlie real danger in the inauufaeture exists. ’The paddles are put iu operation and a steady Stream of sweet glycerin is turned into a vat until 2.50 ixiuuds are thoroughly mix’ed with the l,u00 pounds of acid. The chemicals coming iu contact pro­ duce an intense heat, and in order to obviate the danger cold water is run through pipes encircling aud running through the vat. At 85 degrees F. a r.ed vap.or, almost like fire, arises. If cutting off the supply of glycerin iu the agitator do“s not lower the temper­ ature, it is time to0 sayay farewell. Before s fa since a drop fall- flood the workroi ing on the floor in siou. Not nail floor of tlie factory, cautioned not to who make 1 lie dangerous fluid it lead to an explo- eautioued not to drag his feet. 'Those floor of tlie facto and thehe visitor is Not nail is to be found iu t and t ' his fee ous fluid say tl a jar will not cause an explosion; tl friction and fire are the only agencies by which it can be discharged. One may pour a barrel of nitroglycerin from a higli building to a cement walk below and it will not explode, but a small quantity of it dropped from the same height iu a can will blow the building down. A shari> concussion in­ stantly touches it off. Factories be- 10 useless after a few years’ opera 1 and liave to be destroyed. Tbi tim b e r becomes saturated w ith nitro­ glycerin and an explosion is imminent The average production of nitroglyc­ erin from 1,500 pounds of acid and 250 pounds of glycerin is about 150 quarts. About IGO quarts constitute an .averap shot for au Indiana oil well. While ous are not rare, the blowing up never be- nagazine explosi •eal cause of the five years. Death is instant, and no one lias ever recovered from a nitro- ;criu accident. Bodi atoms no larger than bits of sausage. The wages of employees of the fac­ tories range from .¥125 to $150 a mouth. who made and e.x- ploded the first pound of nitroglycerin in an oil well. He built the first fac­ tory in the United States near Titus­ ville, Pa., ill ISCS. Up to that time powder had been used to torpedo oil wells. It was then that an explosive that could lie discliarged under water was found in nitroglycerin. Colonel Myers’ father was a Philadelphia chemist and taught his son how to make it. The first well toriiedoed was on Colo­ nel Mills’ lease, near Titusville, and the charge consisted of only two pounds. Oil was worth ¥0 a barrel tben, aud a torpedo that would double the produc­ tion of a well was worth almost wh.at the maker chose to ask for it. Colonel Myers built 12 different factories iu different parts of the oil regions from 18G8 to 1885, when he retired from the business. Only one of the original fac­ tories stands intact today. Myers made several fortunes and spent his m like a prince, but, fortunately for :ill has a snug sum laid b Well shooters spin great yarns of id the storii their experienci llyare me reasoneason one -would think it w£ of the hair raising order. Well shoot- lerally are fatalists to a consld- degree in their belief, >Iyly onee rea whyhy th«hey erable degree in their belief, aud it is probab on r w t do not fear the fluid. They state that when ve is the sa ■op can be placed on an anvil and struck by the heaviest 1 the most gerous the explosive is the safest. The smallest dro] Striker, no matter how much he may try to hold it. Some claim that It will tear the arm off, but this is exaggera­ tion. Transporting the explosive from a magazine to a well is not as danger­ ous as timid people think, according to the shooters. It is transported In square cans such as are used for var­ nish. In preparing for shooting a well, a long tin shell is suspended in the tub­ ing, and the shooter pours the fluid in as if it was water. It is not usual for 200 quarts to be In a well shooter’s wagon on one trip. A slight leak in a can may be touched off by friction and explode the entire load. If it shouldshould explode in town, every building would be reduced instantly to debris.—Indianapolis Jour- the center of i A Gra.sshopper For Luck. Should you be reposing in summer in ji meadow and a grasshopper happej by no means dri‘ to jump on you by no : him away. Welcome and which is best done b escence. Whether his usual m- or his hlitlie hopping o difficulties has any association with the notion we know not, hut the popu­ larity of the grasshopper is ancient and distinguished enough, the Greek species having been favorites with all cherish erfect disposition figures of them in their hair, and th< were always addressed by the mo Bndearing epithets. The sound of the isshopper is always welcome and naturally of good omen, alluding, as it were, to siim m e r and sunsliine.—Gen- tleman’s Magazine. The word Asia is derived from the S a n s k r it D shas, m e aning th e land of the morning dawn. A Complicated FlasT* le Spanish royal standard i plicated. The red and yel implicated. T h e red and yellow of le Spanish flag is said to be derived from this occurrence: In 1378 Charle.9 the Bold dipped liis fingers in th e blood of Geoffrey, count of Barcelona, and drew them down the count’s golden shield iu token of his appreciation of the latter’s bravery. T h e shield, so marked, became the arms of Barce­ lona, which became p a r t of Aragon, ' and its arm.s were taken by that king- Now to the royal standard: In the first quai-ter or upper left hand part of the flag are the arms of Leon and Cas­ tile, the lion and the castle; the second quarter is taken up, oue-Iialf by tUe arms of Aragon, one-half by the arms of Sicily. ’The upper tliird of the quar­ ter (directly under the first) shows the Austrian colors, the lower two-thirds is divided between the flag of Bur­ gundy and the black lion of Flanders: the upper third of the fourth quarter- shows tlie checkers, another Burgun­ dian de\ ice, while the lower fn'o-thirds is shared by the red eagle of Antwerp and the golden lion of Brabant, and on the top of all tliis are two shields, ono showing Uie Portuguese arms, the oth­ er the French fleur-de-lis. Considerable of a flag that! Got tke Watek. A Camden lawyer put up a bluff suc­ cessfully not long ago. A client came to him and explained tliat a young man had bought a watch from him on the Installment plan. He made one pay­ ment, gave the watch to a young lady and skipped out. The client wanted to know if he could recover the watch from tlie young lady. The lawyer said that he could not without spending more money than the watch was worth, except the j-oung woman could be bluffed. The client said a bluff would be paid for if successful, and the lawyer posted the following letter: “Dear JIadam—’The watch recently presented to you by Mr. Blank was ob­ tained surreptitiously from the estab­ lishment of my client, and unless it is returned by next 'Tuesday morning I will he obliged to, very reluctantly, dis­ patch a judicial functionary to your residence witli process.” The watch was delivered the follow'- Ing morning and the lawyer received a fine gold chain for writing the letter.— Pittsburg Dispatch. Hid You Ever S R. Horse Cry? Many people believe that horses do tliat ou several occasions they will shod tears as well as e.vpress sorrow iu the most heartbreaking manner. In the west, where the hardiness of the ponies causes the riders to almost over­ look the necessity of providing for their ok the necessity o ceds, it is quite eathereather iss extroimxtrem common when 1 unhlauketed pony tied up fc when the tempi transacting business o w i e e ly cold to leave a :eted pony tied up for tw o i temper.-it L- g e tting drunk. In this case the suffering is evidenced are .almost 3 , and unm istakable '.ears- freeze on e elicel IVhon a liorse falls iu the street and gets injured, the shock generally niimb.s the senses so mucli th a t it does not ei­ th e r cry or groan, but under some con­ ditions au injured lior.se will solicit sym p a thy in the m o st distinct m anner. I reinem lier a favorite horse of my own which trod on a nail long enough to pierce its foot. Tlie poor tiling hob­ bled uii to 1110 ou three legs aud cried as nearly like a child iu trouble as anj-- tliiiig I can describe. Tlie sight w a s .a very touching one, a s w as also the crip­ pled anim a l’s gratitude rvlien the nail w as imlled out a n d the wound dressed. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat liiiig powers. The latter, having examined liis pa- iceeded to tie her loft elbow lit knee and her left knee to A Cure That Killed. . Notwithstanding the spread of edu­ cation in Galicia, superstition is still alive among the Polish peasantry. The wife of a well to do country man in Nieporeula, Kaspar Kafka, had a ma­ lignant ulcer aud was in a verj- dan­ gerous state. Her hushaud decided to call iu a shepherd renowned for his lieaiiii 0 her righ lier right elbow, announced that she was possessed with a devil and direct­ ed them to anoint tlie ulcer with a mixture of soft soap and 15 chopped hairs from a horse’s tail. If the pa­ tient screamed, it was the devil screaming within her, and she was to be left alone, securely bound to the bed, that slie might not remove the appliance. He then took his fee and conscientiously ear- result that after a idescribable agony t woman died of exhaustio Letter in Chicago Record. His orders ried out, with the result th at niglit of died of exhai Pni-iignay’s I 'articular Flea.s. Perhaps tlie plague in Paraguay is merely an attack of pigue, or sand flea. This insect is called nigua in the native language. In 1870 it killed a whole ' iny of Englishmen, consisting of families, turning the colony, which was at man col The pigue Itape, into a cemetorj-. A Ger- ilony a t Aeegua was driven out. >es buboes and attacks larts of the body—that i.s, thehe groinoin andnd ai-m-mpit— the warmest par the cavities and t gr a ai just the same spots as the eastern plague. It attacks Englishmen aud those that use but little soap. Soaps clean the body, and the pigue likes clean persons to eat. It also avoids t more or less poisonous saturated with alcohols, gin, nicotine and Paseo de Julio cookery is pretty well safe from the sand flea.—Buenos Ayres Herald. Governors Island. There is a large exijanse of rolling rs island kept a t all dition. This sward on Gover times in the pii pink of little island off Battery park Is con­ ceded to be the best kept army post on the Atlantic coast. There are two reasons for this. Port Columbus is the headquarters of the department of the east. It must assume au appearance in keeping with its high standing In the department. It also has a military prison, and the convicts sent there for terms of months or years are sentenced to hard labor. Under tbe supervision of sentinels these men keep the walks and prome- upulously clean and the to r r ^ ‘ “M an, he could describe a boarding house dried beef supper in such Lan­ guage th a t your m o u th -^vould w a ter With desire.”—Rochester Herald.

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