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Ylctory at tka Falla,
aVa ame tlon to pass ob tbe propooi
Vh to organize ft special road district
atx artss square, with Versalllea, Mo,
M tbe center, m held there in May.
Te arop-lop crfod Dy .
Mammi te Have Tfceaa.
supervisors of Haycock Town
Backs County, Pa., bare fixed
Nad-tax at $1 on $100 of as -
estate valuation. Pennsyl
are determined to have good
ragirdboa of coat
. What Iewa People Tfetak.
The business mea of Da Ten port and
Oeunty, Iowa, held a largely at
meeting to promote tbe Interest
fca gssd roads. The conclnalona arrived
at ware that an road taxes should be
paid la casta; that the office of road su
should be aboilebed; that the
i af wide tires oa vehicles should be
by rebates oa taxes, and
when the road have reached a
' state of development free dellv-
ery of malls In tbe rural districts
be one of the rewards.
Good Beada and tka MalL
If country roads were generally lm-
preved by tbe modern plan of road
build tag, there would not be much de
lay In providing free delivery through
the mere populous parts of the country.
One reason why England delivers maU
from bouse to house In the country as
wall as la tbe city Is because tbe coun
try roads are ta so fine condition that
she work of delivery Is greatly expedit
ed. If there were English roads all
through tbe Middle and Eastern States
It wen Id not be a great undertaking for
this Government to establish free deliv
ery la those sections. -Syracuse (N. .)
Crade Oil la Read Work.
Per many years It has been known
the use of oil on troubled waters
greatly calms them. Recently some
railway com panic have experimented
wttt H for tbe purpose of laying dust,
watch it is claimed that It will do for a
very long time, and now its value In
Improving country roads is forcibly as
serted by 3. G. Winger, of Grand Val
ley, Pa. This gentleman save that he
has devoted his whote life, since the
discovery of oil, to its development, and
has made a study of tbe area blessing
that It (Ives to man, and bel levee that
tbe time Is not far In the future when
dusty and muddy roads will be erudi
tions unknown, and thai cnirte oil will
bring this reform about. The experi
ence on which be principally bast hie
opinion he described in a letter to tbe
Oil City Derrick;.
"In ttie winter of 18SM, near Grand
Valley, a small plug was forced out of
; an oil line, and a quantity of oil spurted
on the road. The snow was thoroughly
saturated with oil for about one rod in
diameter. The oil wax spread over the
road by the feet of horse and the ac
tion of sleigh runners for tbe distance
of about four rods. The roads In ibis
vaHcy are clay bottom and very dusty
In dry weather, and muddy in wet, and
It's no unusual thing to see ten to twen-
; ty inches in the season.
TtA bit of road. -and tbe crude oil
referred to, have attracted my aiten-
- tlon ever since; for, when the - dry
weather ' returned and 'dusty roads'
: were the hailing salutation of - every
one you met these particular four rods
- of road were as free from dust as a
well-kept, brick -paved street, and after
' a shower, when the dusty roads were
converted Into beds of mud,' this section
, of the road was as dry us if no ra.Su bad
' fallen. The writer has explained' tbe
phenomenon to many observers wbo
' were ignorant of the cause, At presi-nt
and after the action" of three summers
and winters, there is still -to be Keen tbe
unmistakable evidence of tbri preserv-
fctg dualities of the crude oil. ' Xow,
accepting the foregoing observation as
C ' ( truth. Is It not safe to conclude that a
- notation of the greatest public question
ft , haa a aecleus on which to rest a hope?
fi "OB and earth have an affinity for
l::,: each ether, and. whan united in proper
, - proportions on a roadbed, are for a long
2 '-- time Inseparable. Tbe oil on tbe road-
V bed prevents the earth from rising in
, s;uat, and excludes water, and hence
y ' flse Impossibility of mud. It looks rea
6 seaaW that an oil -treated road, prop
'iff'" "'' rty shaped, will remain mudless; when
fifyifr? ' saow falls, even In small quantities, It
Yf. "' ' all five good sleighing, and when the
saow goes in the spring it will be ready
''' vise oosnfort, pleasure and business.
., Ia tbs employment of crude oil for
, 109 roads ao change need be made In
the mode of construction now in gener
:r. '' al use. , The roadbed should be properly
'1J0'-T lad with macMnery, and immedl
Vi ' i WorWnf " 'o'mlng, and
v VVtra hf Wth Is loose and' best adapt
:A ) rt flkf absorption of oil, - the all
smwW, after the manner of
" tsT aWseU. Tbe qaanthy of oM
ON road can only be deter
fcy tsaeriaienu aad actual tests.
, opialon. based on observe
. aa m wmk ewe oarrei oi on to eacn
M'Li .rsal nOfraa4 wlU suffice. This, If
nar has not erred in his figures
4 to Ike death of omMhlrd of
'"M f-4i. Cameat arice of oil. and coat
,'( ' ""3 wfll dastruitae expense of
of road. Should not al)
. 3feT3rlewei la the Inter
if'tZZM, astf a demand for
J-Jfc.'!. f.TXSrtla. .y .i -
ft. . '-t2mitmt&mmk.t: ;
V rf. J--aaay sxasW ' aatckaai
r COf Cssatft, of
West Virginia, to Urn be flrtt can to
Congress a lira. Kearon, wba lived la
the same board lag house, persuaded
him to boy a ticket In a raffle at
church fair for a eooklnf stovs and
complete kitchen outlt Bit ticket
turned oat to be tbe lucky una ind ke
aent tbe good to bis borne, In West Vir
ginia. While be was arranging for
their shipment at tbe railway station
be was introduced to tbe young lady
wbo afterward became his wife, and
Jocularly lnrlted ber to become his
cook. She replied that she would be
very glad to do so. Tbe nest winter
Mr. Kearon sold Mr. Kenna a ticket
In another fair given by tbe same
ebnrcb. This time the prise was a
plain gold ring, and again he was suc
cessful. He put the ring carefully
away until it was needed at bis wed
ding a few months later, and It so bap-
1 pened that his bride was tbe first per-
son to use the cook stove. Mrs. Kenna
is now postmistress at Charleston, W.
Va., and tbe Legislature of that State
has decided that Its Representative In
tbe gallery of statues of statesmen at
the capltol shall be the man wbo won
his wedding ring and his kitchen furni
ture at a raffle.
COLORS OF NATIONAL FLAGS.
Bad Holda Its Place the Moat Pop
Though the poUcy of military authori
ties In using less glaring colore in uni
forms haa been very marked of Jate
years, red remains tbe most popular
color for national standards. Of twenty-five
countries, nineteen have flags
with red in them, the list including the
United States, England, France, Ger
many, Austria, Italy, Spain, Denmark,
Holland, Belgium, 8wttaerland, Tur
key, Mexico, Chile, Portugal Venesu
ela, and last, but not least. Out.
The ant lies which have Hue as an
element of their flags are the United
States, Russia, France, England, Hol
land," Ilcuadbr, Sweden, Chile, Tene
sueia, Vortogal aad Ouba. Three coun
tries have black as ons of tbe elements
at their flaga Oermany, Belgium aad
Ohina i but Germany is the only one of
the tlree which has black and whits
tagetljer, There are five countries (ex
cluding from consideration Ireland, tbe
familiar flag of which is not officially
recoinlsed among the national stand
ards) which have green as a color; Bra
zil, f flag of which is green chiefly;
Mex1Jo, Egypt, Italy and Persia. Toere
are rjne countries In which (tie flag is
partly of yellow. These countries are
Aust a, Spain. Belgium, Egypt. Swe
den, Jhlna, Persia, Brazil and Venezu
ela. Countries with fiaga partly wMts
are he United Waste, France, Ger
man r, Russia, Austria and Italy, six of
the i even chief powers. There Is no
wbitj In the national standard of Eng
land, but the British naval flag has a
white background- Other countries
having white in their flags are Switzer
land, Turkey, Persia, Jpan, Mexico,
Holland, Denmark, Portugal, Cuba,
Oh tie and Ecuador, the flag of which is
nearer white than any other country,
being made up of two jtirallei whtte
columns, between which is a column of
blue, upon which are wtoite stars. New
How dear to this heart are the old-fashioned
" When fond recollection presents them
' ' to view!
In fancy I nee the old wardrobes and
, Which held the loved gowns that in girl
hood I knew.
The wide spreading mohair, the silk that
' hung by it;
The straw-colored satin with trimming
" ' ' cf brown;
The ruffled f on lard, the pink organdie
- nigh it,
- But, oh, for the pocket that bung in
' each' ajownl
The old-fashioned pocket, the obsolete
The praiseworthy pocket that hung to
That dtur. roomy pocket I'd hail as a
Could I but behold It in gown of to-day;
I'd fiud it the source of an exqiiinite pleaa
' ure, . . ; ""
But all my modistes sterol? answer m
'Twonld be so convenient when going out
shopping, ' , r
Twould hold mr small purchasea com
iug from town;,
Aad always my purs or my 'kerchief I'm
Ob, me, for the pocket that bung In my
The old fashioned pocket, the obsolete
pocket, - '
Tbe praiseworthy pocket that bung in
A gown with a pocket! How fondly I'd
Each day ere I'd doo it Pd bru.h it with
- - carer 7 -
Not a foil Paris costume could make me
Though trimmed with the laces an em
press might wear.
BOt I have no hope, for the fashion is
Tbe tear of regret will my fond visions
As fancy reverts to tbe days that have
I sigh for tbe pocket that hong la my
The old-fashioned pocket, the obsolete
, Tbe praise worthy pocket that bong la
-Life. . ' ,
The Btoyole ia Warfare.
A new use for tbe bicycle In warfare
was developed during the recent bom
bardment of San Juaa. An account of
the bombardment from within the city
says that a volunteer corps of bicyclists
greatly aided tbe Spanish commander
by acting as messengers between the
forthNew Terk Herald. . .
a young widow's health aaoaOr Im
proves when bar BhysMaa gats atar-
. Havana cigar
The pan waa slxallag hot, Ike bacea
of wafer thinness aad properly mark
ed with a streak of fat and streak of
lean, and was not allowed to touch tbe
pan until tbe members of the family
were beard en their way to breakfast.
Notwithstanding all this, on a sultry
morning when nothing ewe la tbe way
of meat could be tolerated but a few
slices of crisp bacon, here It was
straight and pallid inatead of brown
and curly. This was the first bot
w eat ber breakfast essayed by the new
cook, and she evidently was net In pos
session of the family secret which In
sured properly cooked bacon at all sea
sons. Tbe next morning It waa even
warmer, but this time tbe bacon was
perfect, for before it was consigned
to the hot pan each slice bad been
spread on, a flat tin pan and this put
directly on the Ice for about fifteen
minutes; thus it was firm when raw,
which mesns to sn experienced eye
crispness when cooked. Tbe bare Ice
must not come In contact with the ba
con, as the least suspicion of damp
ness would produce the very result the
Danger of Hot fttareh. fc . ,
There ia a shade in blue this season,
not as green aa the old "robin's egg,"
more beautiful and lees trying than
either this or delft blue. This will
wash beautifully with ordinary care In
not using too strong soap, or very hot
water and rinsing In cold salt and wa
ter, never allowing tbe artiele to stand
In any but the salted water, and that
only for a minute or two. This "heav
enly blue" sometimes turns to an ugly
brown, merely by tbe use of hot starch.
This will also change a delicate rose
pink to a brick shade, and heliotrope
Into an Indescribable hue. Allow, then,
tbe starch to become lukewarm; dry
always In tbe shade, bring the garment
Is when Just damp enough to Iron, and
one may dress oneself and children in
any of tbe lovely new colors and revel
In a good quality of cotton goods al
from 10 to 12 cents a yard.
Chartreaae of Peas.
Rub one can of peas through a strain
er, add enough milk to make one plot
tn alL Cook together one rounding ta
blespoonful each of butter and flour,
and mix with the sifted peas and milk.
Season with salt and pepper; add sugar
and onion Juice If desired. Add tbe
beaten whites of eggs, pour Into but
tered molds and steam or bake In a pan
of water until firm In tbe center. Torn
ont of the molds before serving. 'Beat
the egg whites slightly, and wltifVi
spoonful of milk, to prevent frothing.
If a smooth texture is desired. For n
souffle effect beat them stiff and fold
Into tbe other mixture.
To I.tn Bntter Tub.
C. T. Alroy, In the New York Prod
uce Review, thus tells how he Mnes
butter tubs with parchment paper:
After you have your parchment lining
soaked and ready, take a roller four
teen Inches long, two Inches In diam
eter at the large end, one and one half
Inches at the other, spread the paper
out on a smooth board, bolnc careful
to have It sniootlu Then roll it on the
roller, keeping the small end to the
left Place, roller In the tub and un
roll to the left, following up with a
paper-hanger's brush. You will be sur
prised how quickly and how smooth a
tub can be lined.
Beat two eggs until well mixed, add
one cupful of milk. Mix together one
pint of flour, one-half of a teaspoonful
of salt, one tablespoonful of sugar and
two teaspooiffuls of baking powder.
Add to this tbe milk and eggs, two ta
blespoonfuls of melted butter and beat
until smooth. Now add sufficient flour
to make a very thick batter, turn iuto
a greased baking pan of such size that
tbe batter will be fully two inches deep.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and bake
for three-quarters of an hour in a mod
erately hot oven.
Into a shallow baking pan sift flout
until about half an Inch deep. Place
It In a rather moderate oven and stir
from time to time until tbe flour as
sumes a uniform pale coffee tint . Keep
well covered In a Jar; It will keep In
definitely, so that quite a supply can be
prepared at one time. In using a little
more is necessary than where ordinary
flour Is taken; thus where one rounded
tablespoonful of flour is called for in
the making of gravies, etc., one heap
ing tablespoonful of browned flour
should be allowed.
81ft together one pint of flour, two
teaspoonfuls of baking powder, and
one-half teaspoonful of salt. Rub In
one-quarter cupful of butter. Mix Iuto
a soft dough with about two-thirds of
a cupful of sweet milk or water. Di
vide la two parts, roll each to fit the
pan put In one, brush with melted but
ter and place tbe other on top, and bake
twenty minutes or more. Individual
shortcakes are made by cutting like
biscuits and putting together with but;
Mock Oyater Mew.
Prepare one cup of salt fish by wash
ing, shredding and simmering till soft
When ready to serve, put It In a shal
low dish with one pint of oyster crack
art or throe batter crackers split aad
browaed, and pour over It one plat of
hot milk. Add a UbUapooaful of bat
ter aasl half a aaltaptaa tt pappar aJsi
AFWtOAW HAWO TO KILL.
Oslr aslavtlr Bart by lajariea tka
WssM Be Fatal to CaacaaUaa.
The constitutions of tbs peasantry la
this part of Africa are marvelous, but
sot mors marvelous than Is the extra
ordinary Immunity from serious aecl
Aent that they appear to enjoy. They
are the most careless. Irresponsible,
happy-go-lucky folk that tbe mind can
Imagine. They have absolutely no re
spect for the power of steam, and are
wholly careless of gradations of Im
pact. You could not persuade them In
ten years that to be struck by any pro
jecting portion of a train carrying 500
tons' weight and traveling at the rate
of twenty miles an hour was In any
way more formidable than being kick
ed by an angry tow, , Both blows hurt
that Is all. And nature appears to be
In tbe conspiracy with them to main
tain this condition of Ignorance. Acci
dents befall them that with white men
would entail an Inquest and an appeal
to the employers' liability act And
they do but rub themselves and grin.
Nothing seems to hurt them seriously.
for Instance, not long ago a train,
heavily laden and running on the down
grade at top speed say, twenty -five to
thirty miles an hour approached to a
spot where a "stralgbtener" waa stand
ing close beside tbe line. Behind one
of the carriages waa a solid platform of
wodtea beams, projecting a foot or
twe oa either side. This was tbe
'"sear' platform, so built In order that
tbe 0B re great porous water Jara of
tbe kind In which Morglana bid the for
ty thieves might catch tbe rush of air
and the water be thus cooled. The
train came on; the "stralghtener" re
mainedas though be bad calculated It
to a nicety Just In the right place to
be struck with most force by the pro
jecting timber. Of course, everyone
shouted stahlm, and equally of course
be paid ne sort of attention, with the
result that tbe blow took blm full In
the back of tbe head.
At the moment the train could not
be stopped, but from the station about
a mile farther on Lieutenant Blakeny
sent back a bearer party with every
thing necessary for first aid, convinced
In bis mind, however (he bad seen tbe
occurrence), that the man must infalli
bly have been killed. When the bearer
party returned tbe sergeant In charge
reported that tbe poor victim was "aa
zan shwler." L e., rather cross. There
was nothing else the matter with him,
and the next day, having got over his
pardonable vexation, he went to work
Again on another occasion, and still
on the down grade, at night a navvy
lost his cap overboard. It was the flim
siest apology for a cap, but It was ap
parently dear to him, so he Jumped out
after It When the circumstance was
reported at the next station an engine
went back to collect blm, and met him
hurrying along quite comfortable and
very pleaaod with himself; he hail
found it Wadl-Halfa letter In London
As poor as a church mouse.
As thin as a rail,
As fat aa a porpoine.
As rough as a gala.
As brave as a Hon,
As spry as a cut,
Aa bright ss a siipence,
As weak as a rat
As proud as a pmcock,
, As sly as a fox,
As mad as a March hare.
As strong as an ox,
Aa fair as a lily.
As empty as air,'
Aa rich as Crwut,
As cross as a bear.
As pure aa an angel,
As neat as a pin.
As smart as a steel trap.
As ugly as sin,
As dead as a door nail,
As white as a sheet,
As fiat s a pancake,
As red as a beet.
As round as nn apple,
As black as your hat, ,
As brown as a berry,
As blind ss a hat.
As mesn as s miser,
As full ss s tick,
As plump as a partridge,
Aa sharp aa a stick.
As clean as a penny,;
- As dark as a pall.
As hard as a grindstone,
Aa bitter as gall, '
As line as a fiddle,
: , Aa clear as a belL
t, . As dry as a herring, :
As deep as a welL .
r .' - As tight aa a feather,
As hard as a rock,
Aa stiff as a poker,
Aa calm as a clock, .
As green as a gosling,
As brisk ss a bee, .
And now let me stop,
Lest you weary of me.
, Morn Discipline.
The very hardest lesson a young
American has to learn when be enters
tbe army, Is that of oltedlence. For tbe
first time, bis Individual authority Is
dethroned. He Is ss fractious as a
thoroughbred colt that long rebels
against tbe whip and spur. It Is hard
for blm to understand that his freedom
of action must be subordinated to mili
tary necessity. He chafes. If be does
not openly rebel, but when once
whipped Into line be makes the best
soldier on earth,
My first drill master had been my
friend and the friend of my family
from my boyhood up. We had bunted
and fished and courted together and ex
changed secrets wltb s freedom that
does not obtain among brothers. Ons
day, early la my experience as a sol
dier, aad while everything waa being
hurried with a view to getting us tnto
Mexico, we bad bean drilling till I felt
ready to drop. Tbe repeated orders
track pain to mj eats aad I would
hava asaaetoatieusiy swan that aiy
waigaad a tea. At length, irhaa
with is easy earshot of kirn. I shouted!
"Per heaven's sake. Boh, atop this toav
foolery aad let's go ever as the taa
Be never looked at mo, bat roared:
-braoral, take that asaa and drill hist
Ike the devil."
"The corporal did. aad I thought rd
die of exhaustion. I fully meant to
challenge the drill-master aad whip
him If be declined, but ho succeeded in
making me understand the Imperative
necessity of unquestioning obedience
In tbe soldier. It's tough with the raw
recruit, but the quicker he learns his
part tbe better It is for all concerned.
Officers worthy of their position are
placed in that much-talked of position
where friendship ceases Detroit Frae
COMPLEXITY OF BATTLE-SHIPS.
Alasoat Every Mova Made la Coa
trolled br Machinery.
In the Iowa it may almost be said
that nothing is done by band except
the opening and closing of throttles
and pressing of electric buttons. Her
guns are loaded, trained and fired, ber
ammunition hoisted, ber turrets turned
ber torpedoes mechanisms of them
selvesare tubed and ejected, the ship
steered, her boats hoisted out and In,
the Interior lighted and ventimted, the
great searchlights operated and even
orders transmitted from brirfpe or con
ning tower to all parts by niecbanleal
appliances. Surely no more striking
view than this of tbe development of
thirty-five years could be afforded.
This growth of complexity and elab
oration and this almost inQulte multi
plication of parts and devices have en
tailed upon tbe naval architect and
constructor demands ami difficulties
never dreamed of In tbe earlier days.
The staff required to design and con
struct an Iowa Is multiplied In number
and tbe complexity of Its organization
Is augmented as compare! wltb that
required for the design and construc
tion of the New Ironsides almost Indef
initely. Similar conditions apply to command
and management so that while the
building of a modern battba ship entails
enormous work and responsibility on
the naval architect constructor and
staff, the effective use of her aa a tool
In the trade of war presents an equal
variety and intricacy of problems to
students of the art of naval warfare.
- An application was made te the Gov
ernor to-day for the pardon or release
from Jail of George Milter, of Chase
County, who was Imprisoned for fail
ure to pay a judgment of fr00 assessed
against blm for norisupport of his wife
and child. Miller represents that lie
cannot pay the flue while In Jail, but
that he would soon pay It If lllx-ratcd
asid permitted to work. For this pur
pose tbe county officers urged his re.
lease. An examination of the law dis
closes the fact that there whs no legal
way to accomplish his release, the ati
tBorltlcH and the Governor as well be
ing barrwl from the exorcise of the par
doning power, because the law says
the defendant In such canes shall r?
maln In Jnil until the costs and Judg
ment are pall. The question wag r--ferred
to tbe Attorney General, who
was unable to discover any solution of
the knotty problem, and be disposed of
It by writing Ihe County Attorney that
tbe only thine he could suggest would
be to permit the prisoner to escape, and
then due diligence In compelling him
to pay the Judgment Topcka (Kan.)
correspondence 8t. Louis Globe-Democrat
'She is a little hindering thing,".
The mother said;
"I do not have an hour of peace,
Till she's in bed.
"She cllnjr onto my hand or gown,
And follows me
Alwint the house from room to room,
Talks constantly. -
"She Is a bundle full of nerves,
And millful nays;
Shi- does not sleep full sound at nights,
Scarce sny days.
"She do- not like to bear the wind.
The dark she fears;
And piteously she calls for me
To wipe her tears.
"She Is a little hindering thing,"
The motbpr said;
"Hut still she is my wine of life,
My dally bread."
The children what a load of care
Their coming brings;
But, O! the griff when God doth stoo
To give them wings.
Doe; with False Teeth.
The greatest curiosity at the kennel
show at the Crystal Palace, London,
was an aged and very sleepy little
Rcblpperke, which boasts of the proud
and unique distinction of being the
only dog In tbe world with a complete
set of false teeth. Ills fame speedily
spread among the visitors, and be was
always the center of a curious crowd
and tbe object of much admiration. At
the outset he resented tbe attempts of
strangers to open his mouth In order
to Inxpevt bis artificial grinders, but
eventually be yielded to the Inevitable
nnd accepted their attentions with con
siderable patience. Tbe dog Is owned
by a deutlst wbo practices bis profes
sion In tbe city. Tbe poor old doggy's
teeth were fitted up by way of an ad
vertisement, as his master Intends to
open a canine dental office.
apoage la Florida,
A sponge with the great clrcumfer
enoce of five feet six Inches has lately
been taken from tka water of Btscayno
After a man quits a job, bo tefJa
around that It was nutans, ry ta hlra
tmrse ataa to da his work.
A useful attachment for aeckefheekl
aaasisia of a register by which Mai
aaeuM of money oa hand eaa be mat
cated at a giance, a series of dials bawl
placed inside the cover to beurned utf
til the figures show the right number
. Ia aa Improved term gate one end H
made feat to a post by binges, wbOt
the opposite end carries a wheel whoa)
diameter is greater than the height oi
tbe gate to support the latter, making!
K unnecessary to lift It in opening.
The eharuealna- of pencils Is d
away with by a New York man's
which constats In separating tbe
Into short pointed sections, which
be slipped in at tbe top of tbe mi
sine bolder and adjusted at tbe tip
means of spring Jaws.
An improved picture hanger has sj
spring-controlled drum, which Is au
tac-hed to tbe back of the frame and
adjusts tbe cord or wire to the prwpef;
length, one end of the cord being as
tached to tbe frame, while tbe otbefj
passes through the screw -eyes and oven;
tbe picture nail, ending on the drum.
A handy window cleaner is deslgaedj
to be attached to a section of boss tat
admit water through the handle Iota)
tbe bristles of a brush set en one skM
of tbe cleaner, tbe opposite side havlnaj
a frictlonal tubular drier of rubber eg
Steel bars are used la building a
ly designed fortification, the bars bet:
built up with Interlocking ends held
place by bolts, with a number of
bars left out at intervals for port keieav
A body of cast metal la attached to thd
Inner side of the fort to surround aasl
penetrate between the bars.
Bicycle saddle are rigidly beM iaj
place by a new clamp, which can be iiU
stantly released by touching a lever uuh
der tbe seat, two plano-convex wedged!
being formed of the saddle post and sj
piece of stwJ, the latter being inooateel
on the lever, with Its greatest width al
the bottom, so that tbe greater the
pressure on tbe saddle post tbe tightog
It grips the tubing.
George W. Cable Is delighting RaJ,
gllsb audiences wlrh his readings.
Paul Kester Is at work with Ma
tlowcils on a dramatisation of Tbsl
Rise of Silas Lapham."
At the Ashburnham sale iu London al
set of the first Ave editions of Walton's)
"Complest Angler," lif3
ne of tbj
nrought f4,0ts. inia is one
worst cases of bibliomania on record.
"Gyp" has pronounced herself In faaj
vor of the establishment of a French!
academy for ladies, to be conducted oaj
the same Hues a that for men. Several
other literary ladles are Interested Inf
It Is sjild that Mrs, Cragie has been
selected to write the authorized life
Iird BearonsnVld. Nho is a great a
liilrer of the )ead stutexman and be flgj
tires in her recent novel, "The Hciiool
Miss Corelll has brought suit against,
the author of "Literary London" fol!
classing her among "authors I eanno(f
take seriously" and comparing bed .
wltb Mme. Tussaud, In educational In
M. K, Wallszowskl, author of "The:
Romance of an Empress" aud "PeteP
the Great," has written a biography ot
Muryslenku, queen of Poland, the will
of 8otieikl. It covers the history of
Poland during the bitter half of tb
In honor of the seventieth birthday;
of. Count Leo Tolstoi, which falls oti
Aug. 28 (0. 8 ), the town authorities of
Moscow Intend establishing an c.kuicn
tary school which Is to lear his name.
Count Tolstoi will celebrate at tbe
same time the fiftieth anniversary of
his literary activity.
In tbe Hansel Zasshl, the Japanese
magazine, which Is printed In Kngllsri
under Japanese editorship, there Is ad'
article by Professor Sellchl Toyatnn on,
the "Evils of Blind Faith In Author
ity" that presents Interesting evidence
of the progress of Western learning Id
the Orient The author descants oa
the Influence of Aristotle and takes up
the cudgels Iu the cause of Roger Us
con vs. Prancls Bacon.
A Barber's Job.
A barber at Lubec, Me., has closed
bis shop and posted tbe following not
tlce on the door:
"To the Public: This barber shop
will be closed for a brief period, as tbs
proprietor has gone to help a few o
Uncle Sam's barbers (better known as
soldiers) scrspe the fsce of the West'
ern hemisphere clear of an obnoxious
growth of whiskers, commonly called
Hpaulsrds. I shall not be gone long,
as Dewey and Kampson are applying
the lather, and everything points to a
quick Job, and a clean one. I wish to
thank tbe public for paat patronage,
and on my return bope to have a share
sJeo."-New York Tribune.
lioag la Posaeaaloa.
"There Is an old womsn," says a
London paper, "who has a milk stand
In At. James Park, wbo haa stood at It
for sixty-three years. Her mother kepi
It before ber and her grandmother be
fore that, tbe latter having been la pea.
session for seventy-two years.''
It breaks a bride's heart to hear bat
husband grumble, but It w all far hat
own goad. If mea didn't grumMa theta
wltes would arver become good
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