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"Murk Twain" is said to be worth
Jay Goul.l is noxestwd for $100,000.
ami no mora. In New York.
Thin plates of nitstal in the backs of
books are & new London notion.
The faahiouable ladies of Cleveland,
CV, have taken to horseback riding
? The late Count Bcust was almost a
rival ol Liszt in the favor of women.
The use ot bicycles and tricycles is to
be regulated by law in Thiladclphis.
A Minneapolis man is building a $20,
000 log house right in the heart of the
San Francisco claims a population of
300.000, which includes 25.000 Mongo
lians. The pausy Is Mrs. Cleveland's favor
ite flower, and she has her dinner-table
decorated with them.
Nathan llobba. of Peenfleld. Ga., who
is 96 years old, works every day and
reads without spectacles.
There are two counties in Speaker
Carlisle's district that never had a rail
road or a telegraph station.
An Uhio damsel is said to liave re
ceived ninety-nine offers of marriage
during the past two years.
1 he itrcsses of a western actress are
described in a local paier as "poems,
aud very short poems, at that"
Thirtv tons of coal are required to
heat the greenhouses of one of the best
norista in uoston during the winter.
A deposit of "black mud" recently
discovered in Garland county, Arkan
sas, is said to yield $40 in silver to the
Iroquois, the only American horse
that ever won the English Derby, is be-
ins: wintered on a farm near Nashville,
The Catholic churches ot Pittsburgh,
Va.. have purchased: one hundred acres
on Squirrel hill to be used for a ceme
tery. The grouud cost $50,000.
A newly repaired house in Ch irlcston
has been painted lilac and the neigh
bor are ns imicu interested in the deo-
oration as a new development of earth
Some northern manufacturers ot
stoves are moving southward in conse
quence of western competition and on
account of the cheapness of iron iu Ala
bama and lennessee.
A single sheet of paper 72 iuches
wide and 7 miles long was made with
out a break in a paper-mill at Water
town. N. Y.. a few days ago. The sheet
weighed 1.207 pounds.
A deposit of pure asphaltutn, from
fifteen to twenty feet 'thick, has beeu
discovered near Thistle Station in Utah.
It is worth 40 a ton. aud the espouse
ox mining Is only 4o cents.
The New York Commercial Adver
tiser snys: The money left ex-Judge
Hilton by Mrs. Stewart in trust will
amount to more than $10,000,000, and
he can spend it as he sees tit.
Mark Twain is getting old verv fast.
but lie does not like to be told ot it.
His hair is nearly white, but Mark per.
sisti that this was caused by sitting in
damp churches out in California.
A patent for a gate was granted to a
Tennesseean the other day, and a Mem
phis uewspaper heads a paragraph con
taining this information: "lhe Native
Gtnius of Tennessee as Illustrated by
The nurse of the baby Alfonso XIII.
of Spain is a famous girl now. When
the royal youngster received his three
decorations from the King of Portugal
- she exclaimed: "Sow I trust his little
Majesty will keep his none clean."
lloscoe Conkling, describing a wit
ness on the other side of the case:
-Gentlemen. I think I can see that wit
ness now his mouth stretching serosa
the wide desolatiou of his face, a foun
tain of falsehood, and a scpulcher ot
In 1S70 the villas of Durham. N. C,
contained 250 inhabitant Now it has
6.600 and two or three thousand just
ont.oiile the boundaries. The valuation
has risen from $50,000 to $3,500,000.
Tobacco, cotton and woolen factories
account for this.
Clans Spreckels, the sugar king, has
jut returned in high dudgeon from the
Sandwich Islands. He says Kalakaua
is fond of drinking-saloons, and is heav
ily in debt to England. It is likely that
while K:ilakaua takes the beer England
will seize the Sandwich.
The relationship of the members of a
family in Clearfield County, Pennsyl
vania, is so thoroughly tangled that
some of the children don't know their
uncies from their grandfathers. This
is due to the fact that a certain man
and bis two sons are married to three
A Kingston. N. Y., lawyer took the
cap off a radiator in his office, the
other day, to let out sieain, and forgot
to replaee it Soon after he went out
on business, and when he returned
found the steam had thoroughly steam
ed up the law library, and the atmos
phere was so hot that it had cracked the
glass of one of the windows.
Dr. Wiederman, so long the amanu
ensis and pupil of Ktnke, is in an in
sane asylum near Berlin. He suffered
so niu.-h from overwork on the last vol
ume of Ranke's history and from the
nervous excitement attending the last
illness and death of his master, that his
mental powers became unsettled.
At a recent dinner party in Boston,
Mass., six thous ind red roses ornament
ed the tables. There was not sufficient
room for the dishes, and the display
savored more of vulgarity than art. but
the host, says the Journal, was proba
bly satisfied" with his efforts to surpass
all others in floral ornamentation.
"A colored man in a New York hospi
tal had his bowels taken out and wash
ed. A pal.ie.nt in London had his dis
eased lung tissues burned out. When
the surgeons learn how to extract and
disinfect a bad heart they will prove
benefactors indeed to the rest of the
race," says the Philadelphia News.
The larsrest wooden structure in the
world is said to be the government
buildings in the capital of New Zealand.
The block is four stories high, and oc
cupies an area of nearly two acres.
The city itselt is mostly wooden on ac
count of the earthquakes of the region,
and is called "The city of packing
cases" and "The city of match boxes.
A great many people conversant with
Philadelphia affairs consider William
Weigbtman the richest man in the city.
His fortune is estimated at $20,000,000,
made out of the profits on quinine be
fore it was put on the free list. He is a
thoroughly self-made man; is one of the
heads of the great chemical works of
Powers & Weightman; is a widower,
and entertains very seldom.
The New York club men who con
template organizing the Hissing club
have decided to adoct &s .& bdg
miniature chestnut, with a little bell In
the interior, controlled by a spring on
the conical end. The chestuut will be
close. Imitation of the real article. It
will be made of gold or silver and will
be worn as a watch-charm, like the fam
ous peanut of the well-known club bear
ing that name.
Charlestown, Mass., hat a family that
is serving the city thoroughly. The
father is connected with the publio
works, two sons are policemen, one son
occupies a position in a reformatory be
longing to the city, two daughters are
clerks in the employ ot the city, and
one daughter, the youngest, hopes soon
to obtain a position as teacher In a
nibltc school. What a pull there must
Gen. Sheridan's mother told Dr. Chls-
holin at Somerset, O., a few days ago
that her distinguished sou was born iu
Albany. N. Y., the fit It of March, 1832.
and not in Ohio. That agreus with what
lhe General s brother Johu told a cor-
resHndeul a d often years ago, when the
death of his father stimulated research
into the Snerldau family history. The
disputed point on hi to be regarded as
settled now. since we have the testimony
ot a person who is naturally better in
formed than even "Little Ptiil" hiiuselL
THIS WI?l-:iC OFHISVHN WAYS.
As has been remarked by the coin
nrentatora, and as is apparent to careful
readers, it would seem that some notion
ot the week of seven days was current
among the people whose history is re
corded in very early times, that is to
say. at a date long preceding Moses or
any of the books written by him. The
proof ot this is to be found in such
passages as the following: Genesis,
xxix.. 27. where Ja-ob Is desired by
Laban to "fullill her week." that is
Leah's week, in order that he might
also receive Kachel. The week apears
to express the time given up to nuptial
festivities. So afterward in Judges,
xiv., where Samson speaks of "the
seven days of the feast." So also on
the. occasion ot the death of Jacob.
Joseph "made a mourning for his father
seven days." (Genesis. 1.. 10.) But
"neither ot .these instances, any more
than Noah's procedure in the ark. tro
further than showing the custom ot ob
serving a term of seven davs for any
observance of iniportauce.'f They do
not prove that the whole year or the
whole month was thus divided at all
times and without regard to remark
able events. They do not Indeed prove
this, but they suggest the division as
common and familiar aud in some early
period recognised as an institution.
When, therefore, the children of Israel
went down to Egypt for what proved to
be a very long sojourn in that country
they possibly were familiar with the
practice of dividing time by weeks, aud
at all events the notion of seveu days as
a convenient poitiotv of time for the
affairs of life would not seem altogether
strange to them. It is exceedingly
probable that on arriving iu Egypt they
found the week established by the prac
tice of the country. It will be observed
that it was in Egypt that Joseph mourn
ed seven days for Jacob; and it Is pos
sible, though there seems to be no neces
sity to assume the fact, that iu so doing
he was conforming to the custom of the
country, as be did with regard to the
embalming and chesting of his father's
remains. But indeeiideuily of any
such consideration, it would seem high
ly probable that the Israel ties found
themselves in Egypt among a people
who divided the time by weeks of seven
days. We know that they did so at a
later period; why might they not have
commenced as early as before the so
journ of the Israelites? The Egyptians
were, in fact, a people very likely to be
advanced in such a matter as this;
order and government, both ecclesiasti
cal and civil, were undoubtedly in a re
markable state ot perfection at the tune
to which reference is now made, and it
would seem much more probable than
otherwise that so convenient an institu
tion as the subdivision of the month
into short period had already been
established. It may be noted with
reference to the number seven and its
recognition in some form or another as
a special number among the Egyptians,
that we have incidental evidence in the
dream of Pharaoh; the special form of
the dream, as presenting seven fat and
seven lean kiue, may be supposed to
have been connected with some famil
iarity in Pharaoh's mind with the num
ber seven during his waking hours.
And as regards the Israelites, it may be
observed that the period of seven days
is introduced into the most solemn
event of their Egyptian sojourn, name
ly, the ordinance of the Passover.
"Seven days shall ye eat unleavened
bread; even the tirsl dav ye shall put
away leaven out of your houses; for
whosoever eateth leaven bread from the
first until the seventh day. that soul
shall be cut off from Israel." J he
Bishop of Carlisle in lhe Coi'Utnporary
How Knife-Hiades are Made.
The blades of the very cheap pocket
knives are punched in dies from sheet
steel, but those for lirst-clase pocket
cutlery are hand-forged, a good work
ingman being able to forge from twenty
five to thirty large blades or about forty
pen blades" per hour. There is a pat
tern and gauge furnished the forger for
each sort of blade, but the experieuced
workman rarely refers to either; bis ac
curacy of eye and skill of hand being
sufficient guides to exactness. The
blades come from the hand of the smith
perfect in form, except the bevel of the
back intended to guide engaging blades,
this bevel being formed by grinding.
The steel used in these tine blades is
Wardlow's (English), or the best Amer
As they come from the forges the
blades are "choiled," or tiled to make a
nick between the blade and the tang.
Then the blades are tempered, having
received the trade-mark stamp on the
tang under a press. The hardening is
done in an ordinary coke fire, the
operator heating two at a time and
plunging them in cold water. The
drawing to temper is also done over a
coke fire. The blades are ground on
Sheffield and Nova Scotia stones,
"glazed" ou emery wheels, honed or
set." and finally are polished on
wheels of walrus hide fed with rotten
stone. Boston LudgcL
M. Kolman Tisza, the Hungarian
prime minister, is described as looking
more like an old-clothes man than a
statesman. He has an aquiline nose,
stooping shoulders, wears an unkempt
beard, and long gray hair trailing over
the collar of his shabby coat, and is by
no means an imposing personage. He
is a man of few words. Disdainful of
little courtesies, he never tries to in
gratiate himself and does not seem to
care whom be offends by his brusque-
ness. He is not a tine orator, nor i
great financier, nor a bold party man
ager, yet he is the most popular man in
Hungary ana we moss zeswaci
BlOmCKN OLI MAIHS.
Thar ara Jolly ml Ud -Natarad, aad
Dress In Ksqittslta Turn.
According to the idea of things which
prevailed not so very long ago, the wo
man who did not marry was a blighted
being. It did not matter whether she
remaine. I single from choice or neces
sity; for since It was considered a wo
man's only manifest and unalterable
destiny to marry, she must of course, be
regarded as a failure In life if she did
not do this. And though she may have
refused forty offers of marriage, or have
had the most Imperative duties of any
sort, or develoed the most decided tal
ent for some vocation In life other than
marriage yet neither one nor all of these
would have been ' accepted as a valid
reason why she should not follow what
society had decided was the oniy proper
course in life for her.
From this condition ot things there
arose in literature and minds of the peo
ple in general the typical "old maid."
She was always picttued
angular, and forbidding in apiiearaneei
morose and Ill-tempered In disHisition,
as became a blighted and disapolnted
being; hating youth and pleasure of all
aorta, with a special grudge against
lovemaking and lovers, since they re
minded her of her own vanished youth
and the opportunities which she never
had, or, having, had neglected.
But we have changed all that in these
later days. With the education of wo
men and the broadening of their oppor
tunities in every way their destinies have
broadened also. A woman is still. er
hups, expected first to marry, aud it la
best for her that she should, provided
her marriage can be a happy aud suita
ble one. But if from her own choice,
or a necessity arising from a lack of ap
preciation on the part of the other and
more stupid sex, she remains at the end
of her days what someone calls an "un
claimed blessing," she is no longer con
sidered, from this circuinstaiii-e alone,
a failure aud an unhappy creature. She
is no longer doomed to a life of depen
dence in the house of another, for a
scttre of vocations are open to her. in
any one of which she may win a liveli
hood or even competence. Consequent
ly she commands respect, and. far from
being a subject of contempt or pity, she
is more likely the object of open or se
cret envy on the part of most of her
And so it has come about that the
typical old maid of former times has
passed away, and in the literature of to
day we find new types conforming to
the new facts of the case anil quite dif
ferent from the old. The tuodcru old
maid Is not angular aud forbiddingr in
nppcarancc. but plump and pleasing.
She is not morose mid ill-tempered, but
jolly and good-natured to au extent that
makes her the best of company. As
she baa never had the absorbing cares
that come with marriage, and has no
family ot sons and daughters growing
up about her to remind her of the flight
of years, she has naturally forgotten to
grow old, and young eople regard her
as uue ot themselves when good times
are being planned; while iu the matter
of lovers aud love making she has had
that experience which makes her simply
invaluable as coulidante aud adviser,
and she is the repository of all the se
crets of this sort which exist within the
ranee of her acqtiaitanee. She dresses
in exquisite taste, she pet a pug dog or
a white cat. a golden beetle, or what
ever animal fashion may dictate; is
idolised by her family; 'Siecially her
young nephews; has bola of admirers,
but is discretion and propriety pursout
tied; is the guiding spirit in orphan
asylums. hospit .1 fairs, associated
charity matters, aud other good works,
and, iu short, lives out to the end of her
days a happy, useful, well-rounded ex
istence. . u wnukee telegraph.
The Lore and Itespect of Children.
If mothers could onlv realise what a
critical period their children are passing
through from the third to the sixth
year, they would exercise more than
ordinary care during that time. Not
only physically but mentally aud ' mor
ally are thev undergoing a change; a
change for better or worse, according
to the care and attention they receive
from their mothers and fathers. A
father is no more exempt from certain
duties towards bis offspring than the
mother. He should always bear in
mind that his assistance in the control
of the childreu is of more value to his
tired wife than the presentation to her
of a costly gift It is at this time that
children begin to notice papa's and
mamma's bearing towards one another;
let this always be one ot perfect court
esy and respect. Nothing so quickly
destroys respect for parents as constant
bickering in the presence ot their chil
dren. The first thing a child should be
taught is respect for his parents and
elders; affection comes naturally with
most childreu and is the most valuable
aid in gaining control of their actions;
next to that is respect, without it very
little can be accomplished for the child's
welfare. Parents should bear this in
mind that children lose respect very
soon upon hearing them disagree; using
bitter, cutting words to each other. This
is inflicting the first actual pain these
baby hearts have been called upon to
bear. In the presence of this the child
experiences conflicting emotions, which
ends in pity for one parent and con
tempt for the other. 0 parent, pause,
consider before you lose this hold on
the little being who has heretofore con
sidered you pcrlect. Let there be
unanimity of purpose in act, word and
deed before these little creatures, who
are so susceptible to every new impres
sion, if you would preserve their love
aud respect. urs. Edts L. Alumma, in
She LioTed McPheraon.
Regularly once a month, says a
Washington letter, the figure of a wom
an, closely veiled, is seen in McPheraon
square, usually about twilight She is
of good figure and quite prepossessing.
She will sit on one of the park settees
for a few moments while her gaze is
riveted upon the magnificent equestrian
statue of the deceased general. Twenty-six
years ago Miss Emily Hoffman,
one of the richest belles of Baltimore,
while visiting out west, met aud fell in
love with Gen. M Phorson, and they
became affianced. The general was en
gaged in the war and could not spare
time for the wedding, besides the well
known southern sympathies of the
Uoffmans proved another cause of the
postponement of the wedding. The
dark days of strife continued, and the
general fell in battle with the miniature
of his sweetheart pressed to his breast.
The lady never recovered from the
shock, and regularly visits the statue of
A resident of Rockland, Me., has a
briarwood pipe which he found imbed
ded in a hure block of salt at the bot
tom of one of the tanks of the old fri
tub mines oi' ituuuiNo.
f.sarned Disquisition liniui a Very Popalar
A few days ago a young gentleman
residing on Polk avenue hugged his
grandmother with such fervor that three
of the old lady's ribs were dislocated,
and she now lies In a precarious condi
tion. This, 1 may add, is an unpreced
ented case. Men have hugged the op
posite sox with such ferocity as to en
danger their lives, but then the opera
tion was not performed upon the grand
mother. About a year ago a young
man In the east embraced his sweet
heart, and when the hug was over h
found she was dead. But she had long
suffered from a tlisease ot the heart; so
he was only in part responsible for this
melancholy occurrence. Hugging is a
comparatively modern Institution. Our
ancestors never hugged. They calmly
aud demurely embraced. Now, here J
pause to draw the line between the hug
and the em brace. The hug is an earn
est, quick, impetuous contraction of the
muscles of the arms and chest when the
object to be hugged lies with'n theolrclc
bounded by the arms, while the chest is
the goal or final point of the hug. The
warmth of the hug Is determined by the
extent of muscular contraction. But
the hug is not, as anatomists assert,
terminated when the object is brought
in contact with the chest. On tho con
trary, the sweeping in is but tne shell ol
the operation. The kernel is reached
when the space between the bugger aud
the huggee is annihilated, and the blade
of a knife could scarcely be inserted be
tween both surfaces. This is, perhaps,
the most dangerous stage of the opera
tion. A pound, nay a few ounces, of
extra pleasure may result, if not in the
displacement of a rib, at least In the
bursting of a corset string, with the al
most inevitable destruction of bangs,
monlagucs, and such like headgear.
The release, if not skillfully managed,
la alsjk atlaml,til wrltli if alienor anil alifintii
be as gradual as the efenieutary pres
Expressions of anguish on the psrt ol
the huggee may, as a rule, be regarded
as hypocritical, and should have no ef
fect in Inducing the hugger to diminish
the pressure. Tu like manner all dan-
ger-aignals In regard to the arrival ot a
third party on the soene should be in
vestigated by the party of the first be
fore receiving the attention the genuine
arrival of a parent or guardian might
command. ibis may be done by a
quick glance over the shoulder, and
this rapid change of the direction of lb
head may be accomplished by a little
practice without making any relaxation
of pressure necessary. If the warning
should prove to be without foundation
the deceit may be punished by from two
to three tmunds additional pressure,
but so gradual that none of the adorn
men Is of the person hugged may suffer.
For these little accidents rufile the tem
per and embitter the memory of the
operation. The small affairs ot the toilet
are not accomplished easily, and the fe
male mind is ruffled by the destruction
of the laborious embellishments of the
Near relatives should be embraced
aud not bugged The etnbraoe is mere
ly the throwing out and partial con lr no
tion of the arms, without any special
attention to an obiectivo noinL An
eecially young and pretty aunt may
be excepted, and I have known cases
where au extremely juvenile and good
looking step-mother has been the occa
sion of lhe merging of the embrace into;
the hug. But this Is rarely done, and
is attended with much danger, particu
tarty if the embracer is dependent on
the purse of the old man tor the neces
sities, as well as the luxuries, of life. To
embrace a mother-in-law is a hollow
mockery, nod should be attempted only
when some iniKrtant object has to lie
attained, and even then w doubt if it
is excusable. A cousin may be either
bugged or embraced, as the fancy of the
operator may dictate, the choice de
pending solelv ou the age and good
look of this most convenient and de
lightful relation. Sacramento Bee.
A r'alr Woman.
Mrs. Horace Ilelyar belongs to that
famous iralaxv of women who figure in
the fashionable chit-chat of two conti
nent and whose beauty is advertised by
tne press on imhii miics i me Atlantic
She is an Englishwoman, the wife of a
member of the American leirntion. and
consequently an impartial distributor of
her sweet presence between England and
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luu uuueu emirs.
She and her husband passed last sum
mer at .Newport, in a modest and artis
tic cottage on Chauning avenue, known
Her beauty is in some respects not un
like that of Latin try. insomuch that it is
languid, highbred, delicately sensuous,
and at once stately and womanly. fche
is a blonde of a thorough English type,
with that repose which the English la
dies pit against the vivacity of French
Knew Ills Superiority.
A new baby sister came to Otto's
bouse not long ago. and he was interest
ed and delighted beyond measure at
sight of her. That night he prayed
earnestly for the welfare of the new
comer. His aunt, who was putting him
to bed. reminded him that hu had not
asked the Lord's blessing on his mother.
"Oh, so I uidu t, , and down he wen
on his knees again. "And now
Vord, he prayed, b ess mamma.
Make her a dood mamma and make
mind mamma but the baby's got to
mind I." Boston Record.
After a Whole Year's Rent.
Sxin the weary church-fair stew
Will be cominir into view.
And to find the lonely bivalve wilt be fun.
He who pets It In bis plat?
Will be sins-led out hy fate.
For the nierry oyster season has begun, (run.
It is very annoying to have a bald'
headed barber try to sell you a bottle of
His nair elixir.
loin of the Mcamlalous f'liaraes Made
Aaalnst the fat her nf It la Country.
Gen. Washington was probably as
much abused as any president who has
ever acted as the chief executive of the
United States. At one time he said that
he had been abused worse than a com
mon pickpocket, ami ho was charged.
ilh all sorts of crimes during his ad
ministration, says the Cleveland header.
lhe riitladelphla Aurora was, perhaps.
the most bitter. When Washington left
the presidency it had a jubilant article
over the close of his term. In which It
"If ever there was a period of reloio-
Ing this is the moment. Every heart in
unision with the freedom and happiness
of the people ought to beat high with
exultation that the name of Washing
ton this day censed to give a ctirrreiicy
to political iniquity aud to legalised
corruption. A new era is now open-
ng upon us an era which promises
much to the people; for publin meas
ures must now stand uimui their own
merits, and nefarious projects can no
longer be supported by a name, it is
subject of the greatest astonishment
that a single individual should have
carried his designs against the publio
liberty so far as to have put in jeopardy
Its very existence. Such, however, are
the facts, and with these starlug us in
the face, this dsy ought to be a jubilee
n the United States.
John Randolph of Roanoke at a din
ner once proposed the toast: "George
Washington; may he bed d." This,
however, was loo strong for the com
pany, who were enemies of Washing
ton, and he had to add the proviso,
"If he signs Jay s treaty, before they
would tin nk to it
in 1795 "A Calm Observer in the New
York Journal accused Washington of
being a thief. He stated that he had
overdrawn his accounts aud that he
owed the treasury $1,037. Another
riter accused Washington of hypo
crisy and declared that he wanted to be
king. A third criticised his carriage
and his aristocracy, and, in fact, all the
op(Hsitioii newspapers denounced him
In unmeasured term. Congress went
asraiust hi in during his second term aud
refused to celebrate his birthday,
though tl.ey had been accustomed to do
aud wheu he refused tu return for a
third term they charged that he did so
because be feared that he could not be
It will be surprising to the people to
ft v to know that Washington was
once charged with murder. It was dur
ing one of his presidential campaigns.
lhe 1 hiladulphia AHrr made the
charge. It stated that Washington had
during one of the battles of his early
life, shot an officer who was bearing a
flag of truce, and that iu the paars re
lating to the affair he had acknow
ledged the act of assassination. IVU-r
Porcupine lakes up the charge in bis
letters and proves it to be false. the
fact, however, stands that the charge
Speaking of Washington. I see that
some of the goody-good newspapers of
the country are very indignant at the
statement In Quackunbo's history that
Washington at one time ale iMtas with
a knife. I do not doubt but the state
ment is true. The whole literary United
States at the time of Washington, bow-
ever, seemed to be a mutual admira
tion society, and there is little unfavor
able gossip about the white house din
ners. I found the older day, however.
Ataclay a Uiary, giving his experiences
during bis term as senator of the United
Slates when Washington was tiret presi
dent. Maclav dined with Washington
a number ot times, and sea tic red
through hi diary are utile tuts of gos
sip about these dinners. At two of tiiem
lie describes Washington as amusing
himself during all the dinner by play
in; the devil's tattoo niton the table
with his fork. He says, speaking of one
of thesedinners: 1 lie president kept a
fork in band when the ciotli was taken
vr.i" I thought for ilia purpose of pick
ing nuts. He ale no nuts, out played
with the folk, striking ou the
the table with it"
Singular !- -ry taa.
When the artesi.tu .!! st Amsdeli's
brewery was completed there was per
ceived about the wuier slight iudica
lions of natural cas. Noihine. how
ever, was thouirht ot the circumstance.
as the element was sntiareiitlv not pres
ent in any considerable quantity. About
two weeks sjro the name of a lamp
chanced to be brought in closn proxi
mitv with a stream of water direct from
the reservoir, wheu the attendant was
astonished to perceive tho suddeu ignit
ing of a considerable quantity of iras.
which burned clesrly, and strongly for
a few seconds, and could be relighted
every time the stream was turned on
from the faucet- It was found that all
the water from the well, amounting to
about eighty barrels iwt houi is im
pregnated with pure, odorless hydrogen
ena. which burns nrndilv aud irivcs a
bright blue flame. It is only necessary
to turn ou a stre.tin of water in any
part of the building an.) bring lhtme in
conjunction with it. when the volume
of ess liberated is sulln ient to kiudlo
instantly into a quick envelope of flame.
Ibis is ail tun more remarkable, since
the water is pumped into a lofty reser
voir before being distributed, and the
greater portion of the gas thus has an
opportunity and no doubt is permitted
to free itself. That so much remains in
the supply of water distributed through
out the structure is certainly evidence
of the presence of gas in very consider
able quantities. Mr. Amsdell states that
as the presence of gas had not been no
ticed until after the earthquake, he was
led to associate lhe two facts, and
thouirht that perhaps a pressure bad
been opened by the convulsion connect
ing1 the shaft of the well with a natural
gas reservoir. The question ot utilizing
the fluid for fuel purposes has not yet
been considered, as no tests bave been
made to ascertain the exact or approxi
mated volume of the eras, which it was
stated seems to be intermittent. If the
supply is sufficiently large, it could be
used for fuel and illumination, and
would result in a large savins to the
firm. The discovery of this vein in con
nection with the one at Kuowersville,
although both should prove too moon
siderable to be of much value, is cer
tainly indubitable proof that underlying
the strata of this section there are large
deposits of valuable natural gas. which
only need to be properly tapped to revo
lutionize tne illumiuating and fuel in
dustries of Albany and its vicinage.
A Berlin jewelry firm has recently
finished a diamond diadem and neck
lace, said to be worth nearly $1,000,
000, for the empress of Japan. It has
not hitherto been the custom for Japan
ese ladies to wear diamouds, but the
empress, in sanctioning the adoption
of European dress, has also availed her
self of the opportunity to introduce the
use of diamond ornaments and jewels.
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James IL Iieard, the artist, tells some
anecdotes of the early career of Hiram
Powers, the sculptor, which go to show
that be was full of grim humor. When
Powers went to Cincinnati be was en
gaged in making wax figures for a
museum owned by a roan uamed Dor
field. The figures which be molded
were delioated and beautiful beyond
anything that was known at that time.
Ilis ingenuity in mechanics was re
markable, and Mr. Beard thinks that
be would have made as great a success
in mechanic arts as he did in sculpture
if he bad devoted his attention to the
former. There was a popular comio
singer in Powers' day at Cincinnati
named Alexander Prase. Towers mold
ed a wax bead of Drake, and fashioned
a figure to match the bead. One of
Drake's songs which was in great de
mand with audiences was called "Love
and Sausages." Powers took his wax
figure to the theater and placed it on
the stage in Drake's favorite attitude,
and when the curtain rose for Drake's
song there stood before the audience
two Alexander Drakes, both perfectly
natural. Tbe people were astounded
Tbey gazed and gnzed in wonderment
until the curtain went down and rose
again on a single Drake. It was the
wax figure, but so like the singer that
tbe audience cried, and shouted, and
stamped for "Love and Sausages." The
figure was silent and tbe curtain went
down without any response being made
to their calls. It rose again, and there
was a single Erake confronting them.
This time the audience remained un
demonstrative, not knowing what to ex
pect. It was tbe true Drake, and when
he proceeded to sing "Love and Saus
ages" the mystery was intensified. For
about three days the people talked of
this double Alexander Drake, and then
tbe secret got out that it was one of
At another lime Powers was at work
on a wax bust of Thomas Jefferson.
There was a critic in Cincinnati in
those days named Siniras. who bad in
curred tbe diHpleasure of Powers and
others. He was told one evening that
the bust was completed, and was asked
to inspect it. It was in tbe days when
the only light was from tallow candles,
and as the room was dark he was given
a candle with which to make a close in
spection of the bust. He began to com
ment upon its unnatural appearance,
declaring that the color of the flesh was
not natural and so on. As he leaned
down for closer inspection the burning
candle was brought close to the figure,
which suddenly dodged back, winked
its eye, and shouted: "Don't burn me."
It was Powers himself.
A favorite trick of the artist, which
he often performed in the museum and
in publio places, was made possible by
the long cloaks which it was the custom
to wear in thoau days. Any one who
has seen the figures in a circus which
are short and squat one moment and
apparently ten feet high the-next will
understand the nature of the joke.
Powers would gather his cloak up in his
hands and make himself apparently
about three feet in height, and as he
passed around the museum he wouid
gradually become taller and taller until
at last, taking the collar of his cloak
and the rim of his hat in his hands, he
would shove them far above his head
and make himself appear very tall. All
the time he would go peering around at
the sights while most of the people were
watcning him, as the biggest curiosity
of alL ST. Y. Tribune.
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