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He Who thinks to please the world is dullest of his kind; for let him face which way he will, one-half Is yet behind.
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PHILADELPHIA'S LEARNED NEWSBOY.
Kli Snrprlaa at wliT' Appearand
Bring Ua a Leint About Solomon.
"Holy Cat! Git onto Swipsey, will
ver? Where did ver git dem togs?
Where did yer git- "
At this point in his song the learned
newslvoy was Intcirnpted by Swipsey.
"Come off tie roof, will yer? I ain't
no guy, I ain't. Ef er feller pits er
uoo layout o' clo'es smiw blokeys wot
don't wear no'tin' but a lot er holes
sewed togedder t'iuks dat he mus' be er
The Fat Boy "On de level now,
Bwipsey. where was de tire?"
11 ) "Freckles "Did yer git dem off er
ree? T11 its. will yer? An' Til go au'
" . pluck er suit."
The Learned One "Solomon In all
; his glory wasn't togged out liku dia."
"louse ducks t'inks Vet-self funny.
I don't youse? Y'ouse ducks is ea funny
I ex er Chinese fun'ral. youse is. I don't
i care erbout no Solomon or any odder ,
! bloke; see?'' (Swipsey wasevidently in-
"I s soiTy df.t yer don pare fer Solo
mon," said tho learned one. "But dea,
Solomon, won't min' dat. Dat Is I
don t'iukhe will."
"Who's Solomon anyhow?" asked
"Solomon, niv t'lek an benighted
frien, ain't not; he was. He he been
dead long crnough ter be cold. Solo
mon was er King wot was so wise dat
he hed over er hundred wives an' hand
led dem all without ever fritting pinched
an' yanked before de jedge fer domes
"Come e'rgen." (This from Freck
les.) Freckles cot a look of w Hhering con
tempt and the learned one continued:
"ler show yer how much dat blokey,
Solomon, knowed. he lied two women
before him net wot bot' sed dat er kid
dey hed w id dem belonged ler dent.
Solomon didn't know which was de
tuudder o' de kid. so wot's he do but
hoi de kid up and t'reaten ter cut it
inter two pieces and gib each o de
women er half. Dat settled tie biz. De
real nt udder squealed and tol Solomon
not ter cut de baby, but gib it ter de
odder woman sooiier dan kill it. Dat
was de way Solomon fottn' out wot was
de real mudder. See?"
"Der wasn't no Hies on dat, was
derP"1 put in the fat loy. emphatically.
"Not none," assented Freckles.
"It was hint wot builded de great
temple, an' dere he showed dat he was
er loo loo. In de Koran an' de Chroni
cle o' Tabari dere's er story wot sezdat
Solomon got de genii "
Freckles "Wot's de genii?"
The Learned One "Dey's fokes wot
kin do an t ing et yer kiu tin' dent an'
git dem t"r do it. Yer dou see 'em or
teel 'em, but they git dere all de fame;
dat is dev useter. but I aint heard er
any beta1 in Philadelphy."
Not in de Dime? ' asked the fat boy.
"De Dime dou' hev everything, yer
jay," replied the learned one. "F.i I
was er savin', Solomon got de genii ter
build de temple, an' while dey was er
buiidin' it he foun' dat he was er goin
ter croak. He know ed dat ef de geuii
got onto dis dey would quit work ez
soon ez he got pale. Solomon was er
cagey bloke, he was. Dere wasn't no
bugs'on him. He was dead onto the
geuii, au' dey couldn't play hint fer do
Swipsey "Wot was de matter wid
de genii goin' on ertrikeP Didn't dey
have no uuionP"
Swipsey." said the learned one im
pressively, "siuce yer got dem togs
yer'er puttin on more lugs dan a oie
woman w id er noo set o' brass teeth."
"Yt;s, I am." (Swipsey appareutly
did uot agree with the other.)
"So dat the geuii'd keep on the job
w'en he was er stiu". Solomon cut a
stick in his garden, an" strikin' er osish
like this " j
Here the learned one assumed an at- !
titude something similar to the stage
lover struck w itit remorse.
Swipsey "lie must er had a pain ef
be looked like dat."
Wen he got hisself fixed right. "
resumed the learned oue,without notic
ing Swipsey's remark. "Solomon Jes'
bowed his head an' give up de ghost.
De body kep stan"inv in de same posish
for er whole year, an in dat time de
temple was done. De fellers w ot seed
him stan'in dere t'ought dat he wsa
nieditalin' an' wouldn' say uot'in to
him. Dere was a little red mouse wot
all de time was er chew in' erway on de
stick wot Solomon's stiff was er leanin
on, an' at de end o' de year de stick
was chewed so much dat it broke an'de
stiff tnmbled to the floor. Dat was how
dey knowed dat Solomon had been er
corpse all the time."
Wot was the matter wid the Coro
ner? Where did he come in?" asked
"He wasn't in dis."
Swipsey "You're a good one.
You're a dandv. you is."
The Learned One "Perhaps yer
don't take dat story in!"
"Naw, I don'."
"Well, yer don' have ter; see?"
Dat'8 what 1 fought." Philadelphia
LnecJt'a 'leuuer iieaut.
The following anecdote is told by
the Warsaw papers, demonstrating the
good heart of the celebrated singer,
Lucca- As is well known. Bismarck
was one of the warmest admirers of
her talent and often visited her. Once,
when walking together alon one of
the Berlin streets, they noticed the sad
spectacle of a photographer's establish
ment beinjn-sold at auction. The busi
ness had uFt prospered and they were
selling his property to pay some debts.
"Unfortunate people!" said Lucca; "let
us help them. Count." "Willingly,"
replied Bismarck, "but I did not take
with me money enough for that."
Ah! how provoking it is," exclaimed
Lucca; "neither have I any money
about me. ... But here, let's help
them in another way," quickly sug
gested the singer; "let us go and have
our pictures taken together at this
photographer's." It was no sooner
said than done, and the poor photo-
" crrther. who realized great sums of
money by selling the pictures of Bis
marck and Lucca, six mouths afterward
was a ready opening a luxurious estab
lishment on "Unter deu Linden."
A Fa mon Indian CMcf.
Chief Joseph, the famous chief of the
JTez Peres Indians, who delied the
" ... ' tes a few years ago, is fully
is moccasins, and weighs
- . His features are fine and
. ' ,Vd character; his forehead
"high,s.ightly sloping from
avy, beetling evebrows,
tr" black eyes. His hair,
' ght. is remarkably tine
- and is glossy without
e. Ilis hands ana leet
1 1 rl,.n.irl...ftl.afnrmar
(fids much time sc.
Hundreds of Discontented Mexicans
Raiding New Mexicft.
VK'E-PRESIPEXT NORTON'S WIFE
KOHRKU OK HER DIAMONDS.
The En4 of the New York I'loakmakers'
Strike The South to Itoyrott
I.arre amount in silver have Iwn
made rvaly in Mexico to be shipped to
the t'nitcd States in case the silver bill
Senator 8tewavt, Julv Slat, iutrinluced
a bill granting public lands in Nevada,
ex-pt mineral lands, to the Ktato in aid
As a result of Admiral Ijtnar's roMi(fna
tion the t'liinese tSovei ment declr's that
never aain will it entruHt real authority
in the navy to any foreigner.
Secretary Tracy has officially accepted
the United Mates steamer Philadelphia.
Mr. t ramp, the builder, receives $'3,5-)0
as premium for extra speed.
An American girl, Josephine Neuendorf
wno has been Ktudying muatc in Iterlin,
has committed tmicide. 1 ler mind is said
to have been affected by overstudy.
In the House, July Pith. General an
lever of California introduired a bill
granting a tension of $3,000 a year to the
widow ol the late Ueneral rremout.
Water has been let into the Central
Park reservoir in New York for the tlt
time through the new Croton aqueduct,
which has lcn six years lit building.
The conference of Maryland tariff re
form clubs met in Baltimore in the inter
est of tariff reform, and incidentally to
boom Cleveland for the IVmocratie nom
ination. The Atlanta Constitution in a Ibnsr edi
torial urges the organisation of Home
l-eaiiue -luls to Itoyeott Northern bimhU,
in the eve,t of the jaHai?e of the Federal
Prof. John W. lleston, principal of the
preparatory department ol the Pennsyl
vania State ColWfe, has accepted the
iierintpiideticy ot the Seattle, Wash ,
The London Standard savs: The
death of Gen. Fremont deprives America
o a romantic personality which it can ill
ifl'ord to loe in these prosaic times.
Ilis name will live in hiMoiy.
IV. W. MiU-hel, pastor of the Uroad
way lnibyterian Church at Fort Worth.
Tex., baa been arrested for forrie."
amounting to (:l.50. He w as placed in
jail, U'ing unable to give a 4,0H ImiihI.
The doakmakera strike endel in New
York July 15th, by the manufacturers
agreeing to dischaige all nou union men,
with the understanding that ihey would
le taken btek as son as they had joined
A secial cable dispatch to the Toronto
lilolie says the Canadian Pacific Hailway
is about to issue fresh capital for purposes
in connection with the Pacific Steamship
service under the subsidies granted by
the IKminion Government.
Supervisor f the Census ieirge L.
Sopris announces the population of lVn
ver and ita suburbs at !2,lt. This
hows an increase over his former figures
of 7,XT0, which has been added by a re
can va of t lie city by a citizen's committee.
Several hnndretl Mexicans, armed,
marked and mounted almost nightly pa
trol the vi.-initv of l-as Veg:s, N. M., and
forty miles thereabout,dcstroytn? feaces.
bouses, briilges and croa. The mo
live for their depredations is stated to be
a kind of agrarian discontent.
The national executive committee of
the Mine Workers' Union of America, in
session at Columbus, Ohio, has decided
o bring suits in behalf of the families of
the men who lost their lives in the mine
t lunl ar, Pa., against the company for
tlO.OOO in each case.
At a meeting held at MiddlesiKtrough,
Kv., to omanise permanently the Orant
and Lee Monument Association, the snb-
"cription committee reported 14,1XV
telegrams ol encouragement were read
from Gov. Hill, Gov. Campbell, Gov.
Taylor, Charles A. Dana and others.
An English Syndicate ia negotiating
for the purchase of all the toba-co ware
houses m lxmisville ana Cincinnati.
With the Iuisville and Cincinnati mar
kets the syndicate could control the to
bacco maiket ol the world, Louisville
a 'one lat year selling nearly 1KM,00J
Gen. Casey, chief engineer in the War
Department, in a report submitted to the
Senate, states that it will cost 40,00 ) to
complete th Washington aqueduct.
Over i 2,000,100 have so far been expend
ed on the work. It was abandoned two
years ago as defective, and has been going
to ruin ever since.
Sneak thieves entered the Bliss cottaee
at Saratoga, N. Y., and got away with
10,000 worth of diamonds and jt-welry
The cottage was occupied bv Mr. Motton,
the Vice Piesident of the United States,
and his partner, Bliss, anil their wives.
V reward of 1,0J has been offered for
the recovery of the jewels.
The Chicago evening papers Say there
is on toot in this city a Kigali tic scheme
lor irrigating 300,00:) acres of the richest
land in Southern Cidiforuia, which is to
le acorn plished by impoundingthe waters
from the mountains in immense storage
reservoirs. It w ill then be conducted to
the land by a system of pipes, ditches
and flumes, and' what is now practically
a de.-ert will be made to boom like River
side, Kediatids, Los Angeles or Pasadena.
Probably the most valuable dog ever
imported "arrived at Boston, July 21st.
The dog was a handsome, rough-coated
St. Bernard and the price paid for him
abroad was f4,250. He is 3 years old,
weighs 208 pounds and stand swithin an
inch and a halt of three feet high at the
shoulders. He is by champion I'linlimon
and champion Queen Jura.
An agreement has been arrived at be
tween the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indi
ans and the t herokee Commissioners
Thev are to hold lands in severalty and
rece"ive $1,500,000 in cash and $1, 001,00')
to be left with the Government, drawing
5 per cent interest. It will probably re
quire eight or ten days for the Indians to
sign the agreement. The treaty opens
4,000.000 acres of land.
Robert Bonner's new purchase, the
beautiful California filly Sunol, was driv
en a practice mile at Hamtramck track,
Detroit, July 21st, she surprised the stable
men by showing a mile in 2:15. She
made the last half in 1 :04 1-5, and when
Marvyn, the driver, called for a spurt on
the last qnarter, she came down the
homestretch liom the three-quarter pole
- two-minute clip, the track is
. -"-condition, and most of the
that tunol can beat Maud
nartratntntr In Allera.
Ton select your goods with slow de
liberation, pile them together casually
In a little heap, eye them askance with
an inquiring glance, and take a con
templative pull or two at the Inspiring
weed In solemn silence, says' a writer
In the Uentlcman'a Matftuine. Mo
hammed All responds with a puff from
his cigarette lu grave conceit. Theu
you walk once or twice tin and down
the plazr.a slowly, and, Jerking your
head with careless ease In the direction
of your selected pile, you Inquire, as If
for abstract reasons merely, in an off
hand tone, your Moslem friend's lowest
cash quotation for the lot as It stands.
Two hundred francs Is the smallest
price. Mohammed All paid far mora
than that himself for them. He sells
simply for occupation It would seem.
Look at the work, monsieur. All
graven brass, not mere repousse metal,
or real old chain-stitch, alike on both
sides none of your wretched, common-place,
modern, machine-made em
broidery. You smile Incredulously, ar.d remark
with a wise nod that your Moslem
friend must surely Vie In error. A mis
take of the press. For 200 francs read
Mohammed All assumes an expres
sive attitude of virtuous indignation
and resumes his tobacco. Fifty francs
for all that lot! Monsieur jets. He
shows himself a very poor judge, lu
deed, of allies.
Half an hour's debate and ten suc
cessive abatements reduce the lot at
last to a fair average price of 70 francs.
Mohammed All declares you have rob
bed him of his profit, and pockets his
tash with luarticulate grumblings iu
the Arab tongue. Next day you see In
the Hue Uab-A.zouti that you have paid
him at least 30 franca too much for
your supposed bargain.
Bald to be 1 HO Year Old.
The oldest man In the world Is a
citizen of Bogota, in the Republic of
The new Methuselah declares that he
Is 180 years old, and it would seem he
flatters himself, for his neighbors give
the assurance that he la older than be
savs he Is.
He is a half-hrced. named Michael
Solis, whose existence was revealed to
Dr. Louis Hernandes by one of the old
est planters in the locality, who as a
child knew Soils as a centenarian.
They have found in the )ear 1719 his
siirnat'nre anions: thoe of persons who
contributed to the building of a Fran
cfsean convent which exists near SaD
H.a skin Is like parchment, his long
hair, of the whiteness of snow, envelops
his head like a turban, ami his look is so
keen that it mad a disagreeable im
pression on the Doctor.
Interrogated by the Doctor, he
answered complaisantly that his great
age was due to his regular mode of liv
ing, aud to his never giving up to any
excess of any sort whatever.
"I never eat but once a day," said he,
"but I never use any but the strongest
and most nourishing foods. My meals
last a half hour; for I believe It is im
possible to eat more in that time than
the body can digest in twenty-four
hours. I fast the lirst and fifteenth day
of each month, and on those days 1
drink as much water as I can bear. I
always let mv food become cold before
1 touch it. ft is to these things that I
attribute my great age." Union
Liberate of (Jiiebte.
The Men and Women of Itrastl.
The Flumenenses, as the people of
Rio are called, are in some ways polite
and well bred, io others rude and vul
gar. The men have a coar-e habit of
rudely staring at every lady who passes
by. and a crowd on a street corner will
never give way to let ladies pass
through. If twb or more Brazilians
meet on the sidewalk and stop to talk
they coolly obstruct the pavement and
expect passers-by to take to the road
way. The tram-cars are not tit for a
lady to ride iu the meti all smoke, and
usually villainous tobacco.
The Brazilian women are not pretty,
and in the presence of gentlemen are
usually shy. At a reception or soiree
the gentlemen gather in knots and talk
politics at the top of their voices, and
the ladies sit about and talk I know
not what, for if a gentleman comes
near they instantly stop short-
The men of native birth, as a rule,
are low of stature and slender. But
there are Brazilians of girth and com
manding presence. The Brazilian wo
men are dark and not comparable to
our .Northern beauties, lney mate
good mothers, though rather indulgent
but social usages allow them no liberty
aud their days are monotonous aud
without excitement. Their daughters
are taught French. Music is a natural
gift. They can embroider a little, but
the world and what goes on it is a
sealed book to them. Until they are
married they are never alone in a gen
tleman's company. A young man can
not call often and manifest any particu
lar prefereuce for a young lady with
out beiu asked if his intentions are
serious. Tho mother hits scarcely
more liberty than the daughter. Her
CI ace is at home, and, lie it said to the
razilians' credit the husbauds, as a
rule, are domestic in their habits.
Their evenings arc spcut at home or at
places of amusement with their wives
aud children. Hio Janeiro Letter.
Sprocket, the Sugar King.
"Claus Spreckels," said a friend of
his, "looks so much like the conven
tional idea of Santa Claus, the Christ
mas saint, that no one ought to be sur
prised at his being named Claus.' The
old sugar king has a full white beard.
rosy cheeks and luxuriant snowy hair.
He is even as benevolent iu a benevo
lent way as his Christmas namesake is
on a large scale, and his family and
employes are devoted to him. Mr.
Spreckels knows the sugar business
from the cane field to the refined pro
duct. When the refinery was being
built at the foot of Ileed street in Phil
adelphia, at a cost of more than a mil
lion dollars, a quantity of the most ex
pensive machinery in the plant was put
in wrong, and when Mr. Spreckels saw
it he recognized the error at a glance.
As a practical machinist he leaped iqto
the excavation, had the whole mass of
iron and steel yanked out and personal
ly superintended its proper erection,
t ew millionaire operators in any busi
ness know its ins and outs so thorough
ly as he."
British capital is developing the
resources of South Africa at a remark
able rale. The returns of the mines
have increased from f 250. 000 to 7,'
600.000 a year. At the same time sil
ver, coal, petroleum, and planting
companies., with all their attendant iu
duslries have ' been started, and in
many cases are doing well.
Theodore Winters Disgusted
SKXATOlt HKAUST8 STAI5LKS I'OMIMI
TO THE FROM.
Ihvjer llros.' Ttve Year -Old I'rovr Fall
nre Merry Hell's Wonderful
Record in Knglitnd.
The two year-olds of the Dwyer Hros.,
although thev cost a fortune, are failures
Mike ''oslin of Bennington, Vt., wants
to wrestle any 113 uuud man In America
for $500 a side.
Four watches agreed on Luther N.
Carev's II 1-5 wconds for 110 vards at
th 'jlf York Athletic Club games.
A free all go-aa-you please race will
take place at Maiison Squaie Garden in
New York next November. LittlcMood
and AUrt will enter.
Budd Doblesaya that Axtel will lie
ready to take Huiiol's measure In a rai-e
by September. Marvin says that Hunol
mill not dodge the meeting.
The guccn's Park Pnoihalt Club of
Glasgow, champions of Scotland, chal
lenge America to play against a piked-up
team in September for the world's ch uu
Senator George Hearst's st tble ha
been running in lietter form lately. It is
no fault of the hoises that the t'alifornia
millionaire ds not win more ra-e, but
"Professor" Young Whistler sava he
would like a match with Professor Old
rieve of Boston at aler-walking. He
says any sum from $10 to t-'ioo will he
covered bv him.
In 1HH0 Salvntor won the Realization
Stakes from Tennv bv IH inches; th
Surhurban in H'.W from Cassiua bv half
a head, and the match for l.j.ooo in IMsO
from Tenny by a head.
Mutran of San Dieiro h challenged
Martinet Chick, the champion wing shot,
to a contest for ths Peters Medal. They
a ill shjot 2tl singles and twelve
doubles. Chick has allowed a handicap
of three yards. He ha already sun the
medal lour times and if siici-csfiil in tbi
match will retain it for good.
A remark dle animal died in Fngland
recently in the racing mare Merrv Hells,
by Knight of St Patrick, out of Solitude
foaled in I Sid. Hbe bad won 122 races
when she was retired to the s'.ud at till
age of 21. Hie, not unnaturally, proved
larreii, and at the age ol 7 was put in
training again, doing well until within a
day or two of her death.
J immy Carroll, !oxirtg instructor of the
California Athletic Club, has leeii match
ed to tight Andy How en to a finish tiefore
the New Orleans Olympic Club, for a
purm of (2500. Theodore Peterson, pres
ident of the club, will telegraph lo Presi
dent Kulda of the California Club.
the directors to give t 'arroll ei mission to
meet 1 low en, as t lie match has been made
tr ject to their approval.
There has leen considerable dissatis
faction with the maiiaifement of the St
liuis races, w hich culminated in the semi
official announcement that Mr. Theodore
inter, cwner of the famous Winters
stables, will tie ennspicious by his absence
irom the M. I.0111 track after this, as will
also his stable. Mr. Winters claims that
Planer rprpiwin IS Uelliteratelr giving
me tt inters Horses the worst of the stait
at every oooortunit v
Rod IVible, who was a iluhle-tcam
driver when trotting to the mle was iu
full lilast, having piloted Jessie Wale
. . 1 1 , . 1 . 1 . 1 .
ami '"-iiess ami mner rracn teams, is
again taking an active part in the new
crusane ior riiampiousmp honors, in
handling fast pairs tielonging to wealthy
owners. He is at present driving Horui.
2:17; Ijidy Ihillion. 2:1S4'; and Reina
2 :22a' ; and after eettiuir the trioacouaitit-
ed with each other will select two of them
for a til against the watch
A new athletic organisation, known as
the liPwiston Athletic Club, has lieen or
ganized at 1-ewiston. Neb. Kvery apa
ratus for the purpoee of physical develot-
meni naa neen ordered, under the suiht
vision of deneral Instructor B. J. Kugene,
of the Olympic Clnh, of San Francisco,
-i-i nt t . , .
1 ne oiucers ior me ensuing year are as
follows: F. A. Carl, late of Indiana,
president; ft. Benjamin, vice-president ;
iv. dailies, treasurer ; m. KaiiHom, sec
retary ; i5. p. Kotiert.auperiiitendeiit ; H
J. Kugene, general instructor.
George BuU'ar. the champion oarsman
of Fiiktland. defeated Robert J. Krown in
a single-scull race oil the Clarence River,
Australia, recently on a foul. Time 22
minutes Vt seconds. The stakes were
1,000. Bui .ear was not cheered for bin
victory, but hooted for the mean ad van
tage be took of courting a foul. Brown
accidentally got in the F.nglishman's
water, and liefore he succeeded in leav
ing it Hubear purposely rowed int
Brown s boat, claimed a foul and stopjied
rowing. The referee gave Bubear the
race because he could not do otherwise
The Traver Advocate savs. A friend in
Honolulu ban written to J. K Ten ill.
station agent here, wanting Mr. Terrill to
send him a dozen live rabbits. If the
fleet-footed varments are to lie turned
loose on the island the people should
profit by theexperieneeof the Australians
vviid rahtuta were introduced there
as pets anl since then the Government
lias spent millions of dollars trying to en
terminate them, with little sticeusa. The
ttonolulan is welcome to a dozen of our
little pets we can spare a few million if
he wants them but old King Kalakaua
itnd his army of fifty men couldn t rid
the country of them in a few years.
A. J. McCellan, the backer and man
ager of Prof . Kdward J.' Northrup, the
aerial champion parachute jiimier call
ed at this office, posted $10;) forfeit and
issued a challenge to match Northrup
against any parachute jumper in America
for $500 or $1,000 a side and t he champion
ship, each to assend with balloons, and
at a given signal to cut loose and descend.
The contestant reaching the ground first
with his parachute to be declared the
winner. Richard K. Fox to be the final
stakeholder and appoint referee. The
contest to take. place at Coney Island
three weeks from signing articles. This
is an opportunity for ambitious parachute
Advices from San Francisco state that
lioth Charley Turner and Jack Davis
have refused to fight Fitzsimmons, the
New Zealand middle-weight champion.
Joe Ellingsworth, when he signed to fight
Denny Kelleher, agreed, in the event of
his winning to fight Turner. But now he
has backed out on the ground that it
it would add nothing to his record to
whip a man whom Kelleher had disposed
of. He has been signed to fight Fitz
simmons in August liefore the California
Club. Joe is a very clever and level
headed tighter, joe made a mistake in
not fighting Turner instead of Fitz , be
cause he can whip the Stockton colored
champion, while Fitz. will polish him off
in good style.
-. - . .
How latermarrtara Airaetstha t.tM aa
t)nnrM of Dashers,
It Is quite true that manr Frlsntts'
live long, says the London Hotilal. It
is equally true that certain circum
stances In their history militate against
long me. Among inese latter, inter-mari-lngn
Is perhaps the most Import
ant of all. The followers of Georsre
Fox have never been very numerous,
but until late years they have been ex
tremely exclusive. The Inevitable re
sult of that has been extensive inter
marriage throughout the whole com
munity. I he consequence of the fre
quency of Intermarriage have lieen,
and are still, very evident. Quakers,
as a class, are not niusciitsrly robust;
many of them are decidedly anfrmlo,
aud not a few are mentally feebte.
Yet, In spite of these practical and
serious drawbacks, the Friends, as a
class, do more than their proportion
of the world's serous business, and
thev manage to attain a hlerh averairs
of longevity. Now, this la exactly the
kind ot fact that true medical science
likes to get hold of and to Interrogate
and learn from. What Is the reason,
asks the sensible man, why the
Quakers, with so many undoubted
disadvantages; attain such a high aver
age of success in all that constitutes
worthy life, and also succeed In enjoy
ing their success to an exceptionally
d age? The reason, we are convinc
ed, is to be found iu their quiet habits
nd disciplined lite. An ordinary doc
tor, or even layman, would probably
have felt much more Interest in the
subject at this Point if we had been
able to sill rut that the Quakers owed
their success and long life to certain
drugs, as for example, to arsenic.
phosphorus, strychnia, and the like, or
to certain methods of feeding, as vege
tarianism, or meat-eating, or fruit
eating, or wine-drinking, or teetotal-
ism, or smoking, and so on. But ws
submit that that shows a want of real
mental capacity. For what, after all.
is the true importance of the subjectf
Dives it not cousiit in the undoubted
character of the results? The results
are really the things to Im considered.
As a matter l lael the Uuakers are
successful in life. As a matter of fact
they do not live long. Then, surely,
true science m ill not curl the lip of
scorn because these results are obtained
by u hat may be called "natural and
simple" processes instead of by elabor
ate preparations or out-01-tlie-way
. Copper Ilrada In Shoe a.
"Do vou see thee large copiwr brads
in the sole of my shoeP" asked a gen
tleman of the St. Louis flrpiMif't Man
About Town, as he held up to view the
sole of one of his shoe. On lielng
answered in the aflirmative he said:
"To these simple brad alone I attri
bute my present good health. For
years I was an invalid, subject to dys
pepsia, neuralgia, headache, and other
innumerable pains, aud traveled the
country over in search of health. In
traveling out west among the Indian
tribes I was struck with their remark
able health, and exoecially their ex
emption from the maladies that afllict
ed me and also with the fact that the
strongest aud healthiest went bare
footed altogether. I sought an expla
nation of the matter and by continued
observation aud study was finally led
lo the conclusion that the aches and
pains to which civilized man is heir are
owing to the manner in which we -insulate
our Uidies from Mother Earth.
Science Is every day more clearly de
monstrating that electricity is the
vitalizing constituent of our bodies aud
that this glotie of ours is a mighty bat
tery, continually generating aud dis
charging electricity. Now. I reasoned,
if this was correct the secret of the In
dian's health was in his hare feet, which
exposed his whole body to the vitalis
ing influence of the electrical earth cur
rents; while my ill health was attribut
able to my feet being insulated from
these currents. Acting on this hypothe
sis I sought to restore the broken con
nection by inserting these brads iu the
soles of my shoes, and the result, I must
say. was astonishing. My feet, which
formerly were nearly always cold, soon
became warm and moist; my health
commenced shortly to improve, and in
a few months I was entirely relieved of
all my pains, and have ever since en
joyed good health. It is a very aim pie
thing and easily tested, and 1 feel sure
would benefit any one a til id ed as I
The Author of M'Glnt y.
The man who envolved from his
teeming brain the ballad which nar
rates the tumbles taken by Dan Mo
Ginty is probably at the present mo
ment the most talked about of the
minor poets of America, aavs the Ro
chester Democrat and Chronicle. "Down
WentMcGinty" has arrived at the dig
nity of being ""the" fcag of the day. So
when the reporter was informed' that
Joe Flynn, the undoubted author of
the most popular song of the season,
was singing it daily and nightly at a
local theater, down went the writer to
the bottom of the hall that connects
the tipper tier of dressing-rooms at the
opera-house and fouud himself in the
awful presence of the original McGinty,
who was ensaged in extricating him
self from his grease paint, prepara
tory to donning "his best suit of
Mr. Flvnn Is a good-looking, black-
haired aud black-eyed young fellow,
who takes the success of bis muse in
the most philosophic and modest man
ner. UI the origin ol the lamous song
he said: "If vou ever heard the story
of the Irishman who was successfully
carried in a hod to the top of a seven
story building by a friend, as the re
sult'of a bet that the feat could not be
successfully accomplished, and who re
marked on paying over the money,
Well. Pat, ye won fairly, but when
yer foot slipped at the sixth floor, be
jabers, 1 had hopes!' you know what
suggested the first verse of the song. If
you ever heard tile air of the old song
about the old man who had a wooden
leg, and who "had no tobaccy in his old
tobaccy box.' you can guess where the
suggestion for the tune came from. I
wrote the song some time last April
and did not think very much of it,
while my partner, Mr. Sheridan here,
thought nothing of it at all. We tried
it on for the first time at the Provi
dence opera-house. That important
event took place on the evening of May
6 last. The song caught on at once,
and we, and, as far as I can see, every
song-and-dance man, have been sing
ing it ever since. I suppose it took me
about half au hour to write the song
after I had got the chorus in my head.
When the Rev. Glover of Hoquiam
announced that "Real Estate" would
be the subject of his next Sitbbalh's
sermon an enterprising dealer iu town
lots-olTered him 25 to speak a kind
wori for .Campbell's addition."
Alaska ami Her Vast
tt HTOMS IIKIMi
Is Pit on e Matters nnd Beer Drinking
Japan fimie!e With America.
The OcesH's Treasure.
Two heart nnd two livers were taken
from a chicken killed at lock Haven,
E111I0 Bey ha two relatives In this
countr hi father's sister, Mr. J. P.
Kolsen. of Pittshii 'g. and a cousin, her
son, who ha served as Mayor of Terre
Senor Velarde, Bolivian delegate to
the Pan-American Congress, favors a
common American coin. This would
he a great thing for the simplification
of the slot machine.
The lielle at a recent dog feast on an
Indian reservation in Dakota wore a
jacket trimmed with teeth from 150
elks, which she herself had slain. She
Is the granddaughter of the chief of
By paying 12 In spot cash, yon can
get a divorce in four hours in Japan.
But there Is a great deal of dissatisfac
tion at the length of time required, as
it is generally felt that the business
ought to be done lu one hour.
The rise of the price of Ivory may be
decribed by the statement "that the
cutlery firm In Sheffield. Kodgers A
Sons, used to pay 000 a ton. but they
have lately paid" 1, 2H0 and in some
special case as high as 2.000.
The proclamation suppressing the
Chinese secret societies has leen pub
lished all through the straits settle
ments. The property of the societies
may be diRed of, though the gov
ernment do not desire to confiscate it.
President Carnot of France has learn
ed to waits in the American fashion.
He has always been fond of dancing,
and his recent intimacy with the Amer
ican colony in Paris has led him to
adopt our mode of tripping the light
Beer has Iwrnne a very popular
lieteragein Japan. The importations
from Germany increased from JWO.U'.ia
bottles in IHnii to 2.601,22)4 bottles in
1HH8, but since then the Import have
decreased, owing to the establishment
of native breweries.
It is said that the first thing that the
new government of Brazil did was to
send a teleirram to the Rothschild ask
ing for their continued financial snji-
port, and the reply received was favor
able and nndouhtedly did much to
ward solidifying the new government.
A Greek pajier report that a num
ber of coffer containing 80.000 gold
and silver Spanish pieces of the 3 ear
1606 have been hauled out of the sea
near the island of And 10. Six bronze
cannon were also found, aud it is
thought the articles came from the
wreck of a Spanish war vessel.
Gen. Boulanger, a recent visitor to
the Isle of Jersey savs, has not aged.
On the contrary he ha a rested .face,
a fresher color. Ilis shoulders, how
ever, have weakened and his gait has
become slightly heavier. His eye,
always bright, clear, and curious, baa
lost none of it expression, but the
smile is uncertain.
Alfred N. Hazzard, seventv-three
years old, turned up in New llaven,
recently, much to the surprise of his
sou, Al'fred N. Haz..ard. Mr. ilazr.ard
descried his family in western York
State forty years ago, aud after wan
dering about in the West has become
wealthy and returned to his son. As
he put'it, he has come home to die.
James S. T. Stranahan of Brooklyn
seem likely to enjoy the unique dis
tinction of living to see a statue erect
ed in his honor. His name is intimate
ly identified with numerous important
public works, and a movement has be
gun for the erection of his statue in
Prospect Park. Brooklyn's proximity
10 New Y'ork. however, may prove fa
tal to the project.
G. V. Dujaint of the great gunpow
der manufactory at Wilmington. Del.,
declares that the so-called smokeless
aud noiseless powders so far invented
are failures, but he proclaims his be
lief that in the next live years a new
powder for warfare will le invented
which will la? smokeless, noiseless, uni
form, and safe and free from poisonous
gases when it is consumed.
Some men are disastrously supersti
tious, says the Burlington Free Prta.
A Burlington swain came to the deter
mination to propose on a certain even
ing. Entering the parlor in consider
able trepidation, he picked up a book
and glanced at the title page. It was
a copy of "Don't." He didn't and on
the very next afternoon his girl con
sented to be Mrs. Somebody Else.
Sir Henry Aaron Isaacs, the new
Lord Mayor of London, has two
daughters who are deaf and dumb, but
they have been so admirably educated
in the oral system in Holland that they
can by lip-reading even understand
what goes on at a theater. They have
such bright, intelligent faces that no
one could possibly imagine them to
be deprived of two of the best senses.
Dr. Seth Pancoast, who died recent
ly in Philadelphia, was a descendant of
the three Fancoost brothers who came
to this country with William Penn.
He was graduated from the University
of Pennsylvania iu 1852. He became
Professor of Anatomy in the Philadel
phia Female College in 1853. and in
the following' year was called to the
chair in the Penusylvania Medical Col
lege. While the sealing industry of Alaska
holds a prominent place iu public at
tention, and gold mining in southeast
ern Alaska and at Unga Island to the
westward is inviting capital for grad
ual and certain development, the coal
deposits in the vicinity of Cook's Inlet
and at other points west of Sitka are
rapidly coming to the front- Experts
pronounce the coal of good quality and
the beds extensive. -
Lizzie, a polar bear in the Cincinnati
Zoological Gardens, has lately given
birth to twins. TJfla cubs are about
the size of full grown rats. It is four
weeks before the young of the polar
bear species open their eyes and fully
six weeks before they venture out of
their den. In their native haunts the
mother remains with her young until
spring, when, emaciated and scaroely
able to walk, tb crawls eaU
A sportsman entered an Inn In En
gland, bis gun on a table outside. Dur
ing his absence a man named Speak
man picked it up, cocked it. sighted It,
and then laid It down again. The
owner took it up afterward without
noticing that it had been cocked, and
be aud two others. Including the man
who bad examined it, walked on.
While they were getting over a fence
the gun went off killing the man who
bad cocked it.
The Catholic Rcvitio doesn't appear
to be satisfied with Catholic literature
In this country. "We sigh," It says,
"for a glimpse of a novel, a biography,
a history anything written by a Cath
olic American with literary skill, taste
and modesty. But we sigh in vain.
French translations, German transla
tions, English poppy prose, sermons
dull and meditations awful continue to
pour from the Catholic presses in long
At the Indian cemetery on Indian
Hill, near Portland, Conn., the other
day, John 1L Lewis dug up a red ma n
whose grave was lilierallv provided
with culinary utensils, 'fhsre were
siveral bottles, au iron kett'.e with a
copper ladle, a brass kettle and two
Dutch mug. The human remains,
which were a skull and a dozen very
fine teeth, were evidently those of
a great chief; but w hat business the
Dutch mugs had In the grave is a mys
tery to every one.
The custom of putting housemaids
into liveiy. which is common enough
In Kngla"d. is beginning to be adopted
in New Y'ork. The costume, or uni
form, consists of a skirt of dark lirery
eloih. bine, green or brown, with plain
front and broad pleats at the back; a
waistcoat of the same cloth, with tine
crosswise lines of red braid and a coat
ent away in front and covering the
hips. Metal livery buttons are used
on the coat aud waisteoaL A small
white cap. stiff white collar and cuffs
and a while cravat complete the attire.
Tf by Women Are Faaclnattaa;.
The power of fascination Inherent In
women may, moreover, be divided into
two kinds. We all. savs the Brooklyn
Engl, have seen the ofd lady.generafly
white haired, with kindly, pleasant
features, on which time has set no un
friendly mark, who still retains all ber
attractiveness. Note how the boys and
girls adore her; they will go to ber and
confide their sorrows, their hopes, their
ambitions, and when they would not
breathe a word to their mothers. The
kindly, loving interest evinced In a
lad's affairs by such a one has time aud
again first implanted the impulses in
the heart which eventually led him on
to an honorable career.
Quickly, almost by steaHh, the good
is done by such, and the good seed
own which will ripen in after time
into a rich and abundant crop. On the
other hand, we have most of us seen,
perhaps in real life, certainly on the
stage, the fascinating adventuress who,
by her enthralling beaute de diable,
enslaves men's souls and leads them
1 (on tr.e stage) to dare all for her sake.
Such is airectlr opposed to the sweet
old lady in her old-fashioned chair,
and these two form the opposite poles
between which the women who fasci
tis t vary.
Types differ, and any one you may
select has some position between these
two opjMisites. Take, for instance, a
pretty and may be witty woman who,
hardfy of her own free will, makes
every man fall in love with her to a
greater or less degree. She may be in
nocent of any evil intention, but her
position on the scale is not vastly re
moved from that of the melodramatic
sorceress. Or, again, take the instance
of the pretty young matron who. while
devoted to home, husband, and chil
dren, vet has several intimate friends
of the male persuasion. But her influ
ence is all for good. Her fascination
is exerted in a worthy cause, and she
has found out a great truth that there
is no friendship so lasting, so true, and
so pleasant as one between persons of
opposite sexes, where a true feeling of
boune camaraderie exists and there is
no pretense to love-making. Such a
woman, if she lives long enough, bids
fair to develop into a snowy-haired old
lady on whose friendship the children
Some of the phrase used in dress
making are erfect Greek to the unknowing-,
says the Lndirf Home Jour
nal. An apron is any sort of a draped
skirt front; a tablier is a flat nnd raped
skirt front; a foil Pack means a
straight back to the skirt gathered in
two or more rows at the top; a panel is
a straight piece for the front or sides.
set in lietween a trimming ol some
kind to convey the idea of an inlay; a
Spanish flounce is one reaching from
the knees down and gathered to form
an erect raffle. Knife-pleats are very
narrow side-pieata, and accordion
pleala are still narrower and pressed in
shape by machinery; kill-pleats are
those turned one way. and box pleats
have a fold to the right side and one
to the left; double and triple box pleats
have two or three folds ou either side;
a "kilt" means a skirt entirely of kilt
pleats. A "drop'' skirt is one of the
dress material made up indejiendent of
the lining aud then hung or dropped
over it from the same belt. A border
is any trimming put on the edge or
just above it. Armure sRk has a bird's
eye or diaper weave; faille Francaise
has a soft cord, moire haa water waves
over its surface, tricot ine is sometimes
called armure surah from its lines of
bird s-eve weaving; surrah has almost
invisible cords and is very soft.
Substitute for Coffee.
A new substitute for coffee may turn
up in a berry known as "gaertnera.
The British consul at Reunion sav s that
at one time he has received many let
ters from merchants in England asking
for information respecting a shrub then
called "mussaenda," the discovery of
I " I -. I 1 I s .
w men, 11 naa ueeu aiu in ttuiue com
mercial journals, would deal a severe
blow to the coffee and chicory trade.
About two years ago a rumor was
spread that the berry of this shrub
could be advantageously employed as
a substitute for coffee and chicory. It
grows to about ten feet high, has very
few leaves, and its branches are wide
apart. The berries do not grow all
along the branches, as is the case with
coffee, but in bunches at their extreme
ties. At present it is only met with in
the mountains, where it grows wild. It
might be produced on an extensive
scale; but with its inferiority in fra
grance and color it could hardly com
pete with coffee.
Belinda "I see that Clara has taken
j mnitinir llheml donations to the tlOS-
! pitals ancf asylums." Annabel "Yes,
you see sue nas everytuing tsne wmu
nossiblv want, she has not a wish on-
fratifie'd, so she is going in for self
enial and irivine to the poor." Amer-
Squatters Jumping Washington's
CTIISKHK TRYIXO TO C0RSER CALIFOR
NIA'S CR1PE CROP.
Beys at Dayton, Wash., Stone a Cblianan
Almost ( Death Horrible Xorfcr
ef Old German.
Fmiriett Blakely was drowned in the
Willamette Kiver, nea Springfield, July
18th. while running lotrs for the Sbririir-
On Wednesday of last week Henrv
I Ian ley asked for u. drink will, ,mri,in
kind of fla vorinir . and n hen the barkeeper
said he hadn't it Law ley expressed lifji
disappointment by biting off his owu
A Chinese trader has lieen traveling
about the vineyards near Traver, Tulare
County, to make contracts for raisin
grapes. lie oners M) an acre cash for
the crop irrown on older vines. The win
asked is 40 an acre.
Squatters have tfone on the military
reservation near Port Angeles, Wash ,
and the jumping fever extends even to
tort lownsend. 1 he squatters are regu
larly organized and propose to fiaht for
their claims in court.
The Salt Lake City News savs that
J- M. Dwyer invested all he bad in fitting
up a great restaurant for the Ogden Caru-
ivbi, ami wnen uie expected patronage
failed to come and Ids proterty was sold
by the Sheriff lie blew bis brains out.
Die News is sorry the carnival was ever
b Id in Utah.
An old German, know at Las Yeeas as
"Dan the Tailor," was found dead near
mere Sunday morning. A knife had been
run through his ankles and a rope run
through in a war that a slaughtered ani
mal is hung up by the gambrels, and - he
bad been dragged over the plains. There
m mi new 10 uie murderer.
Says the Homer Index : There is noth
ing but snow in sight at the Gorilla mine
and it is persumed that the buildings are
smashed as flat as pancakes. The tram
way also is about done for. Some of that
snow bank will remain when the young
est Isjy now in Lundy is so old that be
an wie bis nose with his chin.
Recently some Ihiyton (Wash.), boys
ame very near killing if!hineMnnlen.
er. The boys wete helping themselves to
trawtsrries, when the Chinaman tried to
drive t Item away. tie succeeded in cap
turing one of them, but was made to re
lease lam by the other boys, who stoned
him nearly to death.
Kodger W. O'Meara, a newspaper man,
who was the principal witness against
Charles Dorsey, convicted of the murder
of Banker Cummings on a stsee at
Moore's Flat, writes to the Grass alley
Transet ipt from Chicago that a short time
ago he saw Horsey, who went to prison
for life, but escaped three years ago in
The Los Angeles Times re
Riverside comes bravely to the front
with 4,070 population. Moreover, River
side is able to support this population.
Its income ol fj 1,200,000 from fruits gives
every man, woman and child over $3 a
week, or $25 a week to each family, be
side what is made from cows, chickens
and other resources.
A tall, heavily bearded man, who bad
a lame leg, a bit b lie appeared to be bath
ing, is living in a dngout within view of
the Bullionville road, the Piot-be Record
i-aye, and it in suspected that be is a fugi
tive from justice, as be bas a barricade of
earth in front of the entrance to his den,
and the latter has a double door with two
small peep boles in it.
The Portland Oregonian says: Stage
driver Vanghn and his passengers, while
coming to Pendleton the other afternoon,
witnessed an appalling yet fascinating
sight a cloudburst, which apparently
took place some miles north of Helix.
The huge cloud decended to the earth,
resembling a pillar of black smoke, and
presenting a thrilling scene.
Says the Sutter City Enterprise: A
well-grown tarantula was recently dieov
ered in the cellar at the residence of Will
iam Kllington in the Upperson Addition.
The "critter" was promptly killed. One
was also killed in the yard this week.
It is repotted that some time since a
"bug" was found in poesession ef the cup
board in Mr. Tharp's residence.
Billy Hoffman, while at work on the
Newmarket ranch east of Reno, drank
copiously from a stream of water along
the ditch way of which some wild par
snips were growing. An hour afterwards
a son of the ranchman found him almost
insensible on the ground. The water of
the same ditch has already killed several
of Mr. Newmarket's cattle.
A few weeks ago a roan named Mottson
swallowed a leech while drinking from a
hose at Portland. It took hold at once,
and for some days nothing cpuld dislodge
its hold. An old army surgeon was con
sulted and be settled the case effectually.
He put the patient to bed and kept him
full ot whiskey for three days, when the "
leech got soaked and let go its grasp.
The owner of a vine ranch near Forte r
ville, Tulare County, wastroubled so much
with ravages of squirrels that he tried the
experiment last Saturday of flooding them
out. He dug trenches from a big ditch
all over the grounds, turned on the water
and then invited the town boys to bring
their dogs. At the close of the first day
the boys and dogs killed 2,000 rodents.
Thomas Arm a tape, an old man, gray
headed and bent with age, was recently
an inmate of the Napa County Hospital
during sickness. He recovered and left, -and
by hard work gathered in about f 100,
which on Thursday he offered to the
Board of Supervisors to pay for his care
at the hospital. The case was investiga
ted and the? money returned to the old
man. . .
The Neal ranch in San Diego, a portion
of which was flooded bv the building of
the Sweetwater dam and the proprietor of
which got judgement in the Federal
Court for $230,000 for that portion, was
sold to foreclose a mortgage a few days
ago. The entire 300 acres, including that
included in the litigation which the dam
company released by' draining off the
water and did not pay lor sold for 4,liX)
subject to $23,000 in mortgages. .
Deer are quite numerous in northern
Hunt bolt County, Nev.,and the adjoining
counties of Harney aud Malheur, Or-!
W. N apt on writes the Malheur Gasette,
that about forty Piutes are now hunting
in that county and killing deer by tne
hundred. They make no distinction be
tween does and bucks. When a doe is
killed at this season her fawn starves to
death, as a matter of course, as they are
not old enough to live without a mother.
Mr. Napton says that deer are becoming
fewer every year, and if the Indians are
allowed to slaughter them indiscriminate
ly at all seasons of the year, it will only
be a short ti m e L'",-Hly become extinct.
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