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Wit and Humor.
Even a barrel hop will turn when j
To sleep in one's clothes is apt to spoil
If twenty grains make a scruple, how
many will make a doubt?
Can a musician execute piece of music
before he gets the Jiang of it ?
Wiiy are jokes like nuts? Because the
dryer they are the better they crack?
To draw a man's merit out, theie is no
poultice like the sod which covers his
A. woitD to the wise is always sufficient,
no doubt but the trouble is, so few arc
"Bonnets," says a fashion paper, "are
smaller." They must be made to fit the
Why is the sun, after disappearing in
the forest, like soft feathers? Because it
The man that was seriously injured by
a sudden burst of eloquence is likely to
"Talk about silver!" sneered a green
back man. "Silver is all well enough
till it gets iDto a man's hair; then he
Precocious Boy (munching the fruit
of the date tree) "Mamma, it" I eat dates
enough, will I grow up to be an
Don't spank your children with the
bootjack. It is too hard to hold, and is
apt to make bunions on your thumb.
"When you see a fellow talking to a
lamp-post, you cau make up your mini!
he is prompted by bad spirits. Port
Cluster J ournal.
An old Quaker, iu passing near a race
course on a Held day stopped and asked a
spectator: "Why this great concourse, ,
my friend?" "It isn't a concourse'." ex
claimed the man; "its a race-course." !
"Is Satan married?" asks the Chicago
Times. Xo, he is a stingy, immoral old
bachelor, and writes lying paragraphs
about mothers in-law, in order to scare
young men away from matrimony. Ap
An optical delusion Traveller: "lli!
guard! have you seen a man walking
' about with one eye, of the name f
Walker?" Guard (musingly) : "N-no, sir,
I dun-no as I 'av. What was the name of
the other eye, sir?"
We suggest a remedy for "hazing" in
colleges. AVhen the students are caught
at it, let the president give them a diffi
cult task to study lines from some of
the poets. For instance, he might say to
It was said of a lady who had just com
pleted her two-seore years, and who
played very loudly upon her piano, but
never spoke of her age except in a whis
per, that sua was forty upon her piano,
but piano upon her forty.
A fop took a seat in a railroad car be
side a young lady, but on perceiving she
had a dog he moved off witli an air of
trepidation. "Don't be afraid," she said
with a reassuring tone; ".lip won't bite
you, he doesn't like veal !"
"Who was the doubting disciple?"
asked the Sunday-school teacher.
"Peter." promptly replied the small bad
lo7. "N, Thomas," said the teaeher.
"Then what do people always say
'Petered out' for?" asked the smart bad
"Ca.pta.in," said an old lady, as a ship
was neariDg port in stoimy weather,
"have you an almanac on bo;ird?" "2s o,
in ad a in," replied the captain. "Well,
then," said the old lady, with a resigned
air, "I suppose we shall have to take the
weather as it comes."
"You see," said a dissipated young man
to 'a clergyman, "I don't like to stop
drinking because, you know, the world
looks so differently to a man who has a
few inches of rum in him." "Yes, and
he look9 so differently to the world," was
the cutting reply.
A John Bull, conversing with a Cana
dian Iudian, asked him if he knew the
sun never sets on the Queen' dominions.
"No," said the Indian. "D.o vou know
the reason why?" asked John. "Because
Heaven is afraid to trust an Englishman
in the dark," was the savage's reply.
Before beginning the second psalm for
the day, a Glasgow minister reached
down into his pocket and took a pinch of
snuff. Even yet he can't understand
what there was in the first verse of the
psalm to make the congregation laugh
when he read: "My soul cleaveth to tlic
A citizen was arrested yesterday on a
charge of shooting a neighbor's dog. His
defeuco was that the animal was a nui
sance, continually barkingand biting, as is
its nature to. "Oh," said the Justice, "then
you shot the dog in self-defence?" "No!"
was the rejoinder. "I shoots him in de
head un'er de fence. lie was acquitted.
"I wish to ask the Court," said a face-
tious lawyer, who had been called to the
witness stand to testify as an expert,
"if I am compelled to come into this case,
in which I have no personal interest, and
give a legal opinion for nothing?" "Yes,
yes, certainly, replied the mild-man
nereu judge; "give it lor wnat it is
An obliging gentleman, who thinks
that personal favors do not cost much,
while they make friends, was applied to
bv a negro for a certificate ot character
by which he might get a situation. Th
testimonial proving to be more compli
mentary than Soipio himself expected
that worthy, on recovering from his as
tonishment. exclaimed : "Say, Mr. -
won't you gib me something to do your
self on dat recommendation i
There was a little fellow who knew
Mother Goose better than he knew his
Bible. One Sunday he was asked in his
class, "Who was thrown into the fiery
furnace?'' That was too much for him
The question was passed; the answer
came promptly, "bhradracn, Jiesnacn
and Abednego." This was a mortifica
tion to the little fellow, and when the
next question came, "Who put them in?"
he answered with a jump "Little Johnny
Witty Makcetue. The Duke of
Grammont was the most witty courtier
of his day. He entered one day the closet
of the Cardinal Mazarin without being
announced. His Eminence was amusing
himself by jumping. against the wall.
To surprise a Prime Minister in so boyish
an occupation was dangerous. A less
6killful courtier might have stammered
excuses and retired. B.it the duke en
tered brukly, and cried, "I'll bet you one
hundred crowns that I jump higher than
your Eminence." And the duke and car
dinal began to jump fjr their lives.
Grammont took care to j ump a tew inches
1U"" lua me cardinal, and six months
niierwaru was Alarshal of France.
A Fearful Swing-.
The "shaftmen" at our collieries are
selected for their physical strength and
pluck, in addition to the skill and prac
. - i i i i - i- . . -
iicai auowieuge requirea ior meir partic
ular work. The incident we are about to
relate will show how severelv the former of
these qualifications may at times be tested.
The work of these men is confined to
the shaft of the pit,and consists mainly in
repairing the "tubbing" or lining of the
shaft, stopping leaks, or removing any
obstructions interfering with the free
passage of the cages up and down the pit.
The coal-pit at N has a double shaft,
divided by a "brattieing" or wooden par
tition. These divisions we wiil call A
and B. Two cages (the vehicles of trans
poit up and down the pit) ascend and
descend alternately iu shaft A. At a cer
tain point the shatt is widened, to allow
the cages to pass each other, and their
simultaneous arrival at this point is in
sured by the arrangement of the wire
ropes on the winding-wheels over the
pit-mouth. The oscillation of the cages
is guarded against by wooden guideis
running down each .side of the shaft,
which lit into grooves in tho sides of the
On one occasion, during a very severe
frost, these guideis had become coated
with ice, and thus their free passage in
the grooves of the cages was inteifered
with. Before this obstruction was discov
ered, the engine having been set in mo
tion, the downward cage, which fortu
nately was empty at the time, stuck fast
in the shaft before arriving at the passing
point. The ascending cage, whose only
occupant was a small boy returning to
"bank," proceeding on its upward course,
crashed into the downward cage in the
narrow part of the thaft, where of course
there v, as only a sn-gie passage. Though
the shock was something teirific,the 6tecl
rope was not broken ; as the engiueman,
whose responsible position entails the
greatest presence of mind and watchful
ness, had stopped the engine on the first
indication of an unusual tremor in the
rope. Yet such was the violence of the
meeting that botli cages, though strongly
constructed of iron, were bent and broken
in fact rendered useless by being thus
jammed together in a narrow space. The
greatest anxiety was lelt as to tho late of
the boy, as it was teen that even it be
had escaped with lifts after such a severe
crash, his rescue would be a work of great
danger and difficulty.
He may imagine the horror of the poor
little fellow while suspended in the shat
tered cage over a gulf some four hundred
feet deep, both cages firmly wedged in
tho shaft, and the ropes rendered useless
for any means of descent to the sceDe of
the catastrophe. Tho readiest way of
approach seemed to be by shaft B, the
position ol which wo have indicated
above. Down this, then, a shaftman
A TrecAgreut Treed.
Tho July Scribner contains the con
cluding installment of Mr. F. R. Stock
ton's droll "Rudder Grange" sketches,
which are to be published in book form
in the fall. One of the incidents of this
last sketch is quoted below. The pro
prietor of Rudder Grange, returning from
a ride with Euphemia, his wife, finds a
tramp in one of his trees and a tree-agent
in auother near by, with his savage dog.
Lord Edward, plying between. Tho fol
lowing scene ensues :
"This one," said Pomona, "is a tree-
whom we will call Johnson, descended in
a cage until be arrived at an opening in
the brattice-work by which he could
cuter shaft A. He found himself (as he
supposed) at a point a little above where
the accident occurred; and this conclu
sion he came to from teeinsr two ropes
leading downwards, which ho naturally
took to be those by w hich the cages were
suspended. Under" this impression he
formed the desigu of sliding down one of
the ropes, with a view to liberating, if
possible, the entaugled cages,, and secur
ing the safety of the unfortunate boy.
The hardy fellow was soon gliding
through the darkness on his brave and
dangerous erraud. He had descended
about forty feet, when, to his horror and
amazement, his course was suddenly
checked by a bend iu the rope; and the
terrible discovery flashed upon him that
he was suspended iu the loop of the slack
rope, which here took a return course to
the top of the downward cage.
It will be understood that when the
descending cage stuck upon the runners,
as the rope continued to unwind from
the pulley it hung down in a loop, de
scending lower and lower, until the en
gine was stopped by the meeting of the
cages. This loop or "bight" wa3 natu
rally mistaken by Johnson for the two
ropes, and he dia not discover until he
found Inmseit in the tearful situation de
scribed, that he had entered through the
brattice into shatt A below instead ot
above where the cages were fixed. There
he hung, then, over a yawning abys3
many fathoms deep closed from above
by the locked cages all below looming
dark and horrible.
None of course knew his danger; his
hands were chilled by the freezing rope;
his arms, already fuilv exercised, began
o ache and stiffen with tho strain and
ntense cold, added to the bswildering
sense of hopeless peril. Good need there
was then that pluck and endurance be
found in the shaftman! His square,
sturdy frame and unflinching spirit were
now on their trial. Had his presence of
mind gone or his nerve failed he must
have been paralyzed with fear, lost his
hold, and been dashed into an unrecog
But self-preservation is a potent law,and
working iu such a spirit, he framed a dcS'
perate plan for a struirele for life. The
guiders running down the inside of the'
shaft are fastened to cross-beams about
six feet apart. Johnson hoped that if he
could reach' one of these he might obtain
a footing whereon to rest, and by their
means clamber up to the opening in the
brattice-work. How to reach them was
the next question that flashed lightning
like through his brain. This he essayed
to do by causing the rope to oscillate
from side to tide, hoping thus to bring
himself within reach of one of the cross
beams. And now commenced a fearful
swing. Gaining a lodgment with cne
knee in the loop, he set the rope swing
ing by the motion ot his body, grasping
out wildly with one hand each time he
approMched the tile of the shaft. Once,
twice, thrice, lie felt the cold icy face of
the "tubbing," but as yet nothing except
slimy boards met his graso, affording
no more hold than the glassy side of au
iceberg. At last he touched a cross-beam,
to which his iron muscles, now fully
roused to their work, held on like a vise,
lie soon found footing on the beam
below, and then letting go the treach
erous rope, rested in comparative security
before beginning the perilous ascent.
With incredible endurance of nerve and
muscle he clambered up alongside the
guider, by the aid of the cross-beams,
and by thrusting his hands through the
crevices of the timber. In this manner
he reached the opening in shaft B, where
in which he had descended was
Chilled, cramped, aid frozen.
and barely able to give the signal, he whs
drawn to the pit-nmuth prostrnte and ex
hausted. Tl.e boy was rescued unhurt
by a man being lowered to the top of the
cages m shatt A. Johnson sunered no
ill consequences, and though a hero above
many known to fame, he still pursues
his hardy task as a shaftman; while be
neath the homely exterior still lives the
pluck and sinew cf iron that did not fail
him even in his fearful swing. Cham
"I should think so," said I, as I caught
sight of a person in gray trowsers stand
ing among the branches of a cherry-tree
not very tar from the kitchen door. The
tree was not a large one, and the branches
were not strong enough to allow him to
sit down on them, although they sup
ported him well enough, as he stood close
to the trunk just out of reach ot Lord
"This is a very unpleasant position,
sir," said he, when I reached the tree.
"I simply came into your yard on a mat
ter of business, and finding that raging
beast attacking a person in a tree, I had
barely time to get up into this tree my
self, before he dashed at me. Luckily I
was out of his reach; but I very much
fear I have lost some of my property."
"No, he hasn't," said Pomona. "It was
a big book he dropped. I picked it up
and took it into the house. It's full of
pictures of pears and peaches and flowers.
I've been lookin' at it. That's how I
knew what he wa9. And there was no
call for his gittin' up a tree. Lord Ed
ward never would have gone after him if
he hadn't run as if he had guilt on his
"I suppose, then," said I, addressing
the individual In the cherry-tree, "that
you came here to sll me some trees."
. "Yes, bit," said he quickly, "trees,
shrubs, vines, evergreens everything
suitable for a gentleman's country villa.
I can sell you something quite remark
able, sir, in the way of cherry-trees
French ones, just ituported; bear fruit
three times tho size of anything that
could be produced on a tree like this.
And pears fruit of tho finest flavor and
enormous size "
"Yes1," said Pomoaa. "I seen them in
the book. But they must grow on a
ground-vine. No tree couldn't hold buch
pears as them."
Here Eurhemia reproved Pomona s
forwardness, and I invited the tree-agent
to get down out of the tree.
that dog is loo
chain him up, I will get my book, and
show you specimens of some of the finest
smalt fruit in the world, all imported
from tho first nurseries of Europe the
Red-gold Amber Muscat grape the "
.'Oh, please let him down!" said Eu
phemia, her eyes beginning to sparkle.
I slowly walked toward the tramp-tree,
revolving various matteis in my mind.
We had not spent much money on the
place during the winter, and we now had
a small sum which we intended to use
for the advantage of the farm, but had
not yet decided what to do with it. Ic
behooved me to be careful.
I told Pomona to run and get Pie the
dog-chain, and I stood under the tree
listening, as well as 1 could, to the tree
agent talking to Euphemia, and paying
no attention to the impassioned entreaties
of the tramp in the crotch above me.
When the chain was brought, I hooked
one end of it in Lord Edward's collar,
and then I took a firm grap of tho other.
Telling Pomona to bring the tree-agent's
For some medicinal alcohol reuscltant of
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book from the house, I called to that in
dividual to get down from his tree. He
promptly oJLeyed, and, taking the book
from Pomona, began to show the pictures
"You had better hurry, sir," I called
out. "I can't hold this dog very long."
And, indeed, Lord Edward had maoe a
run toward the agent, which jerked me
very forcibly in his direction. But a
movement by the tramp had quickly
brought the dog back to his more desired
"If you will just tie up that dog, sir, '
said the agent, "and come this way, 1
would like to show you the Meltinague
pear dissolves in the mouth like suow,
sir; trees will bear next year."
"Oh, come look at the Royal Spark-
liuir Rubv crape!" cried Euphemia. "It
glows in the sun like a gem."
"Yes, said the agent, "and fills the air
with fragrance during the whole month
of Semtember "
"I tell you," I shouted, "I can't hold
this dog another minute! 1 be chain is
cutting the skin off ray hands. Kuu, sir,
run! I'm going to let go!"
"Hun! run!" cried Pomona. "Ely for
The agent now began to be frightened,
and t-hut up his book.
"If you only could see these plates, sir,
"Are you ready?" I cried, as the dog,
excited by Pomona's wild shouts, made a
bolt In his direction.
"Good dav, if I must " said the
aifent. as he hurried to the gate. Bat
there he stopped.
"There is nothing, sir," he 6aid, "that
would so improve your place as a row of
the Spitzenberg bweet-scented Balsam hr
along this fence. I'll sell you tbree-year-
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He that seeketJi trouble never misses.
The Stiles Rotary Engin9.
We illustrate herewith a new lorm of rotary
encine recently patented through the Mix
ing and Scientific I'kess Patent Agency by
W. C Stiles, of San Francisco. The'arrane
mcnt is such that both tho force and expan
sive power of the steam can be exerted to
drive an endless chain or belt, provided with
suitable pistons which pass through the
cylinders, and thus produce a rotary motion
of the pulleys over which the belt pusses, and
from which the power may be taken.
As shown by the engraving, the engine
consists of two horizontal cylinders mounted
upon a suitable frame. At each end of the
cylinders Is a peculiarly constructed pulley,
or wheel, around which travels an endless
steel belt or chain, which passes through the
cylinders, and which is proviJ d with pistons.
Thestj wheels are provided with recesses in
their rims, which serve the double purpose
of providing a seat for the pistons on the end
less belt while they are passing around the
pulleys, aHd also for preventing the belt from
slipping on the wheels. The endless belt
passing around these wheels has pistons at
tached to it at regular intervals so construct
ed and packed that they will fit 6nugly in the
cylinders. One cylinder being placed above
the other, the action of the steam on
one cylinder is in the reverse direc
tion to its action in the oilier. The
cylinders consist of simple tubes, in
side of which the pistons fit closely,
being provided with proper packing
to make them eteam tight while pass
ing through. At one eud of each cylin
der Is a steam chest provided with a
cut-off valve and eates. These gates
are operated by an automatic slidiug
bar, a cam motion being given to a
lever from the wheel upon hLh the
belt travel, to open the gates of ihe
cylinder at the proper itistunt to allow
the pistons lo eniar. .icri us ttiey cu
ter, the gates close bel iad them, mak
ing a steam-tight compartment, und
the steam being admitted by tl.e same
action, the piston U forced through
the cyliader, the other end of which
is open, a continuous rotary motion
of the pulleys thus being maintained.
One piston is going through one cylin
der as the other is going through t he
other in an opposite direction. The
pistons are so arranged lhat one is tak
ing a lull head or steam, while the
other is running on expansive steam.
ihe exit or each piston allows the
steam to escape freely, leaving
no back action whatever. As the
endless belt expands when heated, the slack
is taken up automatically by having one of
the pulleys set on a slitting carriage.
Mr. Stiles has one of these engines, an ex
perimental one, now at work in tho basement
of the Cosmopolitan hotel, corner of liush
and Sansome streets, San Francisco. This
has two brass cylinders five feet lonsr by thrct
and one-fourih inches bore, the pulleys being
three feet three inches in diamcjer. Mr.
Stiles states that this iudicates 15 horse
power, running 300 feet per minute under
10 pounds of steam. The endless chain is
25 feet long, and is really a linked piston rod,
passing through suitable stuffing boxes in
Anengineof this class can be moved at
any time there being no heavy bed frome,
hut simply good strong framework. The
inventor proposes to build one with two
cylinders 20 feet long, 10-inch bore, to run
400 feet per minute, the whole engine lo
weigh about four tons. Steam may be cut
off at any desired po'nt and allowed to work
expansively the rest of the way. By this
means the full force Of the steam can be util
ized, there being no opportunit y for any back
pressure whatever. By the"peculiar construc
tion described, a rotary steam engine is pro
vided in which the full expausive force of the
steam can be utilized, and the difficulties
heretofore encountered in the prnctical work
ing of rotary engines are avoided.
As to the advantages claimed by this style
of engines over the reciprocating engines the
inventor makes the following points : "That
for instance in a small reciprocating engine
of three, to six inches bore of cylinder the
length is live, six or eight inches, and there
is a certain amount of back action every lime
the pistons go from one end of the cylinder
to the other; hence in running the distance
of 10 feet there would be 0 back actions.
Now by taklug the lowest back action laid
down by the ablest w riters, 3 per cent, has
been lost every six inches run, which in 10
feet run would amount to just 3 per cent, of
the whole power. Every time the piston
moves from one end of the cylinder to the
otlier the valve is opened to let the steam in
and then closed; the valve to lft the steam
out is also opened and closed. This requires
the moving of these valves twice each lime
the piston moves six inches, making or tak
ing power 40 times in 10 feet. There is also
loss when cutting on" steam in this class of
encines, and in the crank motion and power
required to run a large fly-wheel."
In this new rotary encine there is no back
action of steam. The cylinders may be made
of any desired length to 40 feet and upwards
The power is always given off at full lever
age and pound for pound secured, less the
friction. The steam ports and gales are
moved but four times in going the length
of a ten foot cylinder, or any length of
cylinder, while they are moved 40 limes ia
troing that far in a small reciprocatiusr
engine, as above referred to. If there are
any leaks lhey may be remedied at once.
Tho steam may be cut off at any point and
works expansively to Hie end of the cylinder.
The exhaust may pass off up the pipe, shown
in the engraving, on top of one end of cylia
der, or may exhaust into a case containing
In marine engines, for which tbe inventor
considers this one specially adapted, heavy
bed plates and working beams are done away
w ith, and there is no extra lrn and bracing
required to strengthen the vessel. The
first cost alono would be a ereat saving. '
say nolhintrof the economy of working. The
i engine is well adapted to any kind of work.
A company called the " Stiles Hercules tu
trine Co.," has . been formed to manufacture
these engines, and further Information may
he had from the inventorat the Cobmopolitau
hotel. Scientific Press.
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