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THE ltED CLOUD CHIEF: RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA
"Thoro novor wo a crandmj half so cooitl"
Do whispered whllo bislilo lior chair ho Blood,
And laid his roiy cheoit,
With manner ery meclc,
Acalnst hor dear old faco In lovlni mool
"There never was a nicer grandm-i born:
I know HOinu llttlo boys must bo lorlom
llooiuiothoy'vu none lllto you,
I wonder w mt I'd do
Without a grandma's kisses nt;ut and morn!"
"Tboro never was a dearer crindmi, therol "
IIo kissed her and he iimoothod bur snow-while
Then fixed hor ruffled cap,
Ana ncstlod In hor lap,
While uranduio, smiling, rocked ber old arm
chair. "When I'm a man what things to you I'll briar,
A horso and carruwo. und a watch and rlntf.
All itrnndmvt arosonlco
(Juit hero ho kltscd hor twice)
And grandmas kIvo u good boy orcrytblntf "
Uoforo his doar erandma could roply
This boy looked up. and with a rotulsU oyo,
Then wnlsporcd In hor cur,
That nobody mutlit hear.
"Say, grandma, havo you any mora mlnco plo!"
Tito Fairy Ulnl and the Prliicosn.
Tlio Princess Atuarantho had a dove,
which she kept in a golden cage and
fed and tended alwavB herself, and
that wns so tame and loving1 that it
would nestle in ber bosom; ana all
wondered at her care for tho bird,
for none knew that it was a fairy bird
and gave tho princess counsel.
Now, Prince Timour catno to court
to woo tho princess. Ho was lord of
bIx castles and one of the handsomest
men of his tlmo.
Tho princess found herself not ill
disposed toward him.
"Rut what saynst thou, my dove,"
"That cruel man will never make a
kind husband," answered tho bird, at
which tho princess wondered not u
Hut one day she saw him boating'
his hound and turned away saying:
"Tliis man shall never be my hus
band." Then all tho courtiers exclaimed
and tho king, her father, was not a
little augry, and Bonding for her said:
"Daughter, if thou dost not marry
within the year thou raayest ovon
shift for thyself. I am weary of
keeping' a palaco and a hundred gig
gling maids for a foolish wench who
i.BT2K,vf.'"hnr right hand from her
'W' JT s not wit enough to accept
a3V jj"pv when it Is made to hor."
Av80ft tho princess answered never
a word, but went away and wept
until tho dovo comforted her, saying:
"Ho of good cheer. It is better
that your father should chldo you onco
than your husband always."
So six months passed away and
there catno a second princo to court,
lie was ugly and old, but was master
of two kin gdoms and twclvo castles.
IIo never rodo without a hundred
men-at-arms at his back, and ho
changed his dress thrco times a day,
and novcr woro tho satno dress twice.
He brought tho princess, by way of a
present, an ivory chariot, lined with
Bitin, a dress of velvet, and a laco veil
that It had taken 100 years to em
broider. Then, again, tho princess
asked counsel of tho dovo.
"If you hato him at first sight," an
swered tho bird; "how will you hato
him when you aro forced to sue him
So said tho princess:
"I will notbecomo his wlfo.elthor. "
Then tho princo packed up his ivory
chariot, and tho laco voll aud tho vel
vet dress, in a violent huff, and took
himself off; and tho king, hor father,
fell into so great a rage that he could
not eat his dinner.
"Look woll to thyself! Tho year is
nearly gbnol" ho cried, "I want no
fools about mo that cannot toll on
which sido tho'.r broad is buttored. "
Tho year passod on till it carao to
tho last day, when thoro rodo up to
tho palaco gate a handsome young
knight, tall and straight as an oak,
with oyes as blue as tho princess' own
and a voico as sweot as that of a bird;
nnd tho princess seolng hlra, said to
"Thisono I love."
"Nay, then, tako hlra!" answored
lint the wholo court was In an up
roaw for this'young knight had only
hU sweot volco'and his good bword;
no men-at-arms and no ivory chariot
"If thou tako this man novcr como
back to mo," said tho king, "unless
thou canst bring a train of 1,000 o c
phants laden with treasure with thoo."
So they wont away togothor from
tho palaco, tho princoss riding bo
hind tho knight on his horso; and no
one cried good speod; only tho dovo
nestled In hor bosom and comforted
her n little. And all duy long thoy
journeyed through the forest, until
thoy camo to a poor llttlo cottage, tho
gate of which stood opon.
"That Ib our homo," said the knight:
nnd, fastening his horso, ho bogan to
chop the wood to got tho supper,
while tho princess, who had found
como flour In a closet, began to raako
"How now?" asked tho dove, "navo
you no regrots for tho twelvo otlos,
tho Ivory chariot and tho velvet
"Nol" said tho princess, stoutly; "I
havo something that all of thorn can
not "ttrlnnr. and that Is loval"
i- sV'vdly hnA she spoken tho words,
f A tho low, smolcy walls shot up
Into rows of mirrors and columns, and
tho beams over their heads grow into
noblu nrches, and the iloor bocatno
marble, nnd tho knlght'.s poor dress
turned to cloth of gold, and the prin
cess robe to silver tissue; and about
the castle stretched a splendid garden,
and at the door stamped nnd trumpot
cd a thousand elephant), ladin with
silver; while In tho middle of tho
room stood a splendid repast, at which
tho princoss and her husband sat
So the princess' wlscom was proven
to tho king, her father, who, Blnco ho
has seen the thousand elephants Indcn
with treasure, is exceedingly fond of
talking about hl son-ln-luw.
Liberty or lleiitli.
A few miles from tho banks of tho
Alabama river, about fifty miles
abovo tho Gulf coast, in a lovely
wooded country, Is n benntlful army
post, called after the homo of Wash
ington, Mt. Vernon. Several com
panies of United States soldiers, with
their officers constitute tho garrison.
A railroad runs immediately by tho
-post, of which it is one of tho stations.
Travelers on this road find objects of
peculiar interest in seeing thcro the
famous Indian chief, Ucronimo, and a
part of his band, who a few years ago
spread dread and desolation through
out Arizona and Now Mexico, and
kept detachments of our army in dili
gent and dangerous march for them
for many months boforo they wero
captured. They have sluco then been
prisoners at Mt. Vernon.
Oeronimo nnd his braves aro now
engaged in the peaceful occupation of
making bows, arrows and blow-guns,
which they sell to tho travelers who
stop on their way to see them.
A pathetic incident, showing tho
Indian's undying love for liberty,
recently occurred at Mount Vernon.
A young Indian, who had been for
thrco years at Carlisle, Pa., after Ids
course there was finished, enlisted in
the army and was sent to Mount
Vernon. His name is Jnmes Ono Star.
Perhaps he was over-persuaded to
enlist. At any rate, ho did not ap
preciate what a Boldlcr's garrison life
meant. Aftor a trial of its regularity,
monotony and confinement, ho con
cluded that it was not tho life for
hlra. So ono night ho quietly laid
down his gun and slipped away.
Following tho north star, ho made
his way along tho banks of tho river
till he reached an inland town, about
a hundred miles nwuy. Thcro curiosi
ty or need led him to stop, and thcro
ho quickly catno to grief. IIo was
arrested and Information of his pres
ence was telegraphed to Mt Vernon.
During tho interval of n day or two
between his arrost and tho arrival of
the sergeant sont to tako him to his
post, Ono Star reposed behind tho
bars of tho city prison, where ho waB
the object of much interest to the
citizens, and of friendly sympathy
when ho gavo his reasons for desert
ing. "I was kindly treated," he said,
"and woll cared for. I had everything
I needed or desired, except liberty.
That I could not livo without I
wantca to be ireo and go ana como
and do as I wished."
When asked if ho did not fear pun
ishment when he returned to his post,
"No. They will certainly Imprison
mc, with all its hardships. Pcrhnps
they will shoot me. Uut I don't caro
to live without liberty."
Poor Ono Star Is now suffering tho
penalty of his desertion. Philadelphia
The t'urrot'n Joke.
Thoro is a parrot in Philadelphia
and his name is Jim. He is right up
to date so far as tho grasping of
opportunities is concerned, and every
onco in awhllo ho docs something that
serves to keep this impression tirmly
fixed in the minds of thoso about him.
He gavo ono of his object lessons the
Adjoining tho house whom Jim
rules supremo Is a coal yard. Thcro
aro trestles In It on which tho hump
back iron horses push cars laden with
black diamonda Tint freight men
have a peculiar cry, indicating when
to shpot tho cars on tho trestles. It
is something like "Wah-Hoo-o-
Whoop." Jim's cago was moved to
the side of tho house where the conl
yard is the other day, and through
the window ho heard tho cries of tho
trainmen and saw tho cars shoot,
Tho cry wasn't in Jim's vocabulary,
and ha took to it like a duck docs to
water. That night ho began to prac
tice on tho vocal signal. Tho imita
tion was a llttlo ragged edged at first,
but the fostivo bird soon had his vocal
chords trained down to tho accompani
ment Then ho waited for his chance. It
camo the following day. Tho window
where his cage was placed had becni
put up in order to air the room. Tho
coal train came puffing along. Thoro
was a little drilling and a section was
taken out, part of which was to go on
tho trestle of tho coal yard. Then
camo Jim's opportunity. Boforo tho
two center cars could bo coupled tho
mischievous bird inflated his lungs
and shrieked "Wah-IIoo-o-Whoop."
Tho engineer pulled tho lever and
away shot tho uncoupled section on
trestle. It was up tho incline beforo
half tho force had beon expended and
thrco of tho cars jumped tho guard
nnd tumbled into tho yard below.
Tho trainmen stood aghast with as
tonishmont, and Jim why ho just
Wlsi'oin hum tlio Nursery.
"Papal" cried llttlo Willie, as tho
clock indicated 3 in tho morning. No
answer. "Papal" cried Willie again,
and again and again. Finally papa
got up and walked into tho nursery,
rubbing the sleep out of his eyes.
"Well, what on earth do you want at
this hour of thu night?" ho said.
"Well, papa," said Wlllio, sitting up
in bod, "if Grover Cleveland's first
name was Jlmmle, what would his
last name be?" -Hurpci's Bazar.
A RURAL CAMPAIGN
HOW IT IS CONDUCTED IN THE
TOWN OF RED HOCK.
The Fight for tlio Office of Sheriff
Lends to lllclily Seimnttonnl Itu
suits Journalism at Smith City Cur
HE HON. JAMES
It. Smith, mayor
o f tho city o f
Smith, and candi
date for tho oflleo
of sheriff, will de
liver an address
on Saturday nnd
tit the town of
Red Rook. He will
elucidate tho sil
ver question so that a child of 10 can
comprehend It Mr. Smith Is too well
known In this county to make it neevs
Bary to detail his numerous qualifica
tions; suffice it to say, 'he is tho right
man for the place.' Turn out und
hear tho question discussed In his
Tho above notice, tastefully dis
played, occupied nil tho Bpaco on tho
first page cf tho Senator, the local pa
per. Saturday noon found Smith, Jerky
and myself in the town of Red ltock.
The first things to nttract our attan
tlon were a number of limning posters,
setting forth that ono Riley Holt would
roply to Smith, and demonstrate tho
fact that Smith was not the man tho
people wanted for sheriff.
The stand had been erected in the
center of the town, and within easy
distance of a largo saloon. A big
crowd had gathered to hear tho dis
cussion, nnd wero yelling lustily for
Smith and Holt just boforo those two
worthies mounted tho stand.
James 11. Smith was tho first speaker.
"Gentlemen," he said, "I will first
call your attention to tho subject of
free and unlimited coinngo nt a rntlo of
sixteen to ono. Now every man, woman
nnd child knows that wo need f rco
coinage in our business. The halls of
congress aro filled with cries for it, nnd
congressmen aro wrestling wuu tuo
mighty fact to-day. Tho reason wo
want frco coinngo is Is because wo
want it, nnd that is tho reason we will
have it. Tho reason why wo want it
unlimited, is becauso wo want coin.
Tho reason why wo want it sixteen to
one, is becauso every man present
needs sixteen silver dollars whero ho
hasn't got ono now. 1 nm boforo you
as a enndidato for office. I ask-nt tho
hands of tho voters, tho oflleo of sher
iff. I am a red-hot candldato and will
mnko a red-hot officer, I will "
"Allow mo to ask the gentleman what
he understands by freo coinage," In
terrupted Mr. Holt
"What do I understand by free coin
ago? I understand that free coinage is
Ib frco coinage. Apaches nnd half
breeds! what do you understand by it?"
"My platform is to do good to tho
people, by the people and for thu peo
ple," began Mr. Holt, rising from his
scat with both hands extended abovo
"My platform is frco silver and frco
whisky. Every mother's son of you
have somo at my expense while ho ex
plains frco coinage to tho moon. Como
on!" yelled tho mayor, leading tho way
to tho saloon.
There wns a grand rush. Even Mr.
Holt's own .delegation broko llko a
band of scared antelope, and followed
Riley Holt stood with uplifted hands
and open mouth, as if turned to stone,
as he saw the crowd leave, until I was
tho only man left for him to Bpcak to.
I stepped back in tho shadow of a trco
to see tho next move.
"Done upl Dy the Kilkenny catsl
Caught like a dod-rottcd sucker! I urn
a pilgrim, I am," exclaimed Mr. Holt
"Never mind, Riley, I havo a plan
that will fix him to-morrow night,"
6aid a voico from behind tho stand.
"Is that you, Dave?" asked Riley.
"You bet, and if I do not even up
with that crowd to-morrow night my
name isn't anything," he replied.
"..Ml right, Davy, my boy! Hero is
with you! Now let's go over and make
it cost him all wo can."
Cries of "Vote for Smith! Ho 1b our
man!" "Smith and his frco coinage for
ever," were somo of tho confused howls
that could be heard abovo tho din in
THEIB WAB A OltAND nUSU.
I went to tho hotel, which wns as
quiet n's a church, and scoured lodg
ings. Somo time toward morning I
thought I heard tho mayor's voice
clamoring for frco coinage, and piti
fully pleading for "sixteen to one."
"I feel as though I havo had over
forty to ope. I tell you, Jim, if this Is
a fair samplo of tho campaign I will
pull out," Bald a voico I knew to be
Jerky's. "I am as tough aa tho aver
age, but I ain't made of rubber. If wo
have any more scrimmages I am going
to use a gun." ,
In the morning I learned that tho
meeting hnd untied in a row, nnd an
old-tlinor at that (Inns had beon
bnrro 1, with till weapons, except baro
knuckles. Thu major ntid Holt had
met in personal combat, nnd both sides
took a hnud.
"You ought tcr seen Jerky swipe
Dirty Dave and hiu crowd. It wns just
benntlful!" exclaimed an eye-witness.
I Informed the mayor of what 1 had
overheard at tlio stand, but lio said
Dave would not lu
The two leaders
parties kept their
likely to show up
of tho respect I vo
rooms until dusk,
aud then quietly stolo out, made their
way to the tueetlng-place, and mounted
Thu mayor hnd one cyo that looked
half-way decent, but tho other as of
no use except for ornament Ills noso
und lips were swollen, and hlsfncu was
Mr. Holt had both eyes partially
closed, and his mouth amis twisted to
one side. Ho had to tip back Ills head
to look nt thu nmltenco.
Mr. fciulth arose, and spoke as fol
lows: "Kclloweltlcns: Tlio candidates for
sheriff do not loom up much for beauty,
especially my friend here, who Is buck
ing mo for tho office. In fact, neither
of us is In very good shnpo to havo our
pictures taken. Last night's discus
sion was a rather unsociable affair,
nnd 1 am bound to say I nm glnd my
wife isn't here. Sho might know mo
by my clothes, but that is tho only
way. I feel tho disgrace of tho affair,
aud I give you iny word ns a man who
expects to be shell ft, that tho next
nrgument will bo with guns nnd In an
honorable way '
At this moment the stand catno down
with a crash, nnd nt tho same tttno tho
lights wero extinguished. There wero
sounds of a sculllo, thu clatter of horses'
feet, und then a rush for the stand.
When tho lamps wero lighted, tho
mayor was gone.
n:t.T.ow citizens: tub candidates
l-OIl BlimtlFl' DO NOT LOOM VV MUCH
roil IIKAUTV, KBPKCIALT.V MY FIUKND
iiKiti:, who ib nucKiNO mg ron TUE
"Kidnaped! by tho eternal!" shouted
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"They havo stolen our candldato,"
repeated Jerky, "and wo will have to
pay a good round prico to get him back,
or wo will get loft on tho election.
Hurry homo, and run off 1,000 hand
bills, offering 3100 reward fur informa
tion of his whereabouts. Hend it
'Lost!' so that It will uttract atten
tion. Then get out an extra issue of
tho paper, and pour hot shot Into
Itlloy Holt Hy tlio way, you can do it
all through thu paper, und savo cost of
tho bills. Give it to him hard. Ho
member the city backs you."
Tho following is tho editorial that
appeared in thu next edition of the lo
While delivering a telling sneoch at
Red Rock, Inst night, tho mayor of
this city wns actually, abducted from
tlio stand whero ho was making tho
effort of his life. Tho lights wero put
out, nnd thu mayor was taken away
on a horse. That sneaking reptilo,
Riley Holt, who is his political oppo
nont, nnd ono Dirty Dave, who was
run out of this city for not changing
his clothes since the town site was lo
cated, und who is a fit companion for
Riley, uro known to bo responsible for
tho mayor's disappearance, as thoy
were heard forming tho plot after tho
first speech of Saturday night, when
his honor did the cowardly Riley up so
badly that tho crowd left tho grounds
beforo Riley hnd said a dozen words.
This city offers a reward of 8100
for any information that will
lead to the discovery of the
mayor, nnd if tho town of Red
Rock had not been dead for tho past
decade sho would do likewise. In all
probability tho editor of tho sheet pub
lished in Red Rock will not know of
tho rascally ubduction until he receives
this paper. Ho is a Holt mail, and is
some years behind tho present progres
sive era. His skull is thick, und con
sequently thero Ib very llttlo room for
bruin. Ho is in tho first edition of
Darwin, and his correct name is Mon
key. If ho can get some ono to read
him and his bird Riley, they may get
something of nn idea of ita meaning
during tho noxt month, and then you
will see some charging.
The Senator's peoplo aro always at
homo, and would drink a quart of
mountain Bage-toa for tho pleasuro of
a business call from cither or both of
We aro Informed that tho red
headed lawyer, who, on the Fourth of
July, got drunk and .fell out of the
stand and broko his arm, and
threatened tosuo tho city for damages,
is going to tako tho stump for Riley.
Ho is n good samplo of Red Rock's
lawyers, and his stop will show tho
height of Ids aspirations.
If .our maypr is not sot at liberty
within forty-eight hours after this
fiubllcatlon, thero will bo several now
loles dug, nnd somo of them will bo
filled with dead politicians. Wo mean
Tlio mayor's wife kicked tho bark
off all tho trees in tho front yard, then
took her gun, mounted her horso, and
started for Red Rock. Tlio town is
liable to bo aromed to nctlvity in tho
near future. When villainy is so ram
pant that a community will steal a
candidate for oflleo, and that, too,
whllo delivering a speech, tho lino
should bo drawn and stealing punished
by hanging. W. W. Gaiitnku.
FOR HUMAN ANttELS.
A FLYINO MACHINE AT LAST
Otto Lllllriithil, A (Irrtimti Inventor,
Conies tii the 1'rnnt With Wings fur
KTrryltody Its Ittuliler I Like it
-W rffcllU I'ROIILKM OF
)" Hying has been
' fjif .solved, It 1 claimed,
f rJr?Mhy rlul1 "dentist
In llcrlln, Otto LU
llcuthal, who, un
dismayed by the
failures of thu mm-
Ireds who havo pre
ceded him in tho
same lino or ciiort,
until ho can now claim, apparently
with some reason, to hno achieved
Tlio Lllllenthal theory Is that birds
do not cxerclso great power in flying,
but keep afloat in tho air by tho par
ticular way lu which they manipulate
their wings. Reasoning upon thoso
lines, a Hying mnclnno has been con
structed upon a variety of angles, de
signed to catch tho air in whatever di
rection it may come, or from whatever
Tho affair is built in almost exact
imitation of tho wings of n bnt; tho
delicate ribs nnd body nromndcof wil
low wood, which is tough but light; tho
wings nro covered with light sheeting,
nnd when spread they havo a circum
ference of twenty smuiro yards. Tho
cntiro apparatus weighs forty pounds.
Lllllenthal began his trials with tho
new Hying machine from tho summit
of a turrot which rises forty feet from
tho ground. Adjusting the wings ns
shown In tho accompanying illustra
tion, und seating himself upon tho
skeleton body of tho mechanism, which,
unfortunately, must bo imagined In
tho drawing, ns tho nrtlst has consld-
ercditso exceedingly frail as to make It
Indistinguishable, the Inventor pushed
himself off from the tower top into
space, ns ono would push nwuy a boat
from tho bank. Working the wings
with llttlo ciiort, tho man fluttered
through tho ulr, finally reaching a
height of 200 feet abovo tho surface,
and then descended safely.
After this experiment, which satis
fied him of tho prnctlblllty of his
theory, Mr. Lllllenthal resolved to
gradually Increase tho altitude, and
for this purposo ho went to tho stoop
hill of Rhlnower, near Rathenow,
which rises to nn abrupt height of 320
feet, its sldo being a stony cliff almost
perpendicular. On tho top of this hill
ho built a small tower, making tho en
tire dlstanco from tho level 3S0 feet
Then ho adjusted his flying apparatus
and leaped off. Upon his first trial ho
sank perhaps fifty fee(, and then com
menced to rlso ngaln until ho hnd
reached 1,000 feet, and then gradually
floated down, alighting gently upon
D Repeating his oxporimonts for sev
eral days, ho eventually reached such
perfection that he was able to stand
still in tho air without moving tho
wings. Ho also traveled in circles,
steering himself by tho npplianco
which will be noticed lu the sketch us
a seml-clrculnr attachment, doing tho
samo duty as a rudder as that dono by
tho tall of a bird.
To a moderate degree Mr. Lllllenthal
appears now to have accomplished tho
aerial movements of tho bird, and it
only remains to bo seen whether ho
enn sufficiently perfect his system to
rlso to great heights, or to remain
aloft with tho samo endurance ns do
tho creatures designed by naturo for
Tho scientist's description of the sen
sation while sailing through tho air is
certainly attractive. He suys that tho
feeling of motion is entirely lost, so
easy und frco from fatigue is it Tho
ubsenco also of any stationary objects,
which would indicate movement in tho
USasu.' . Hitf
TUB FLYINO MACIIINR.
human being, gives the sensation that
tho earth, instead of tho man himself,
Is in motion.
Electro-Chemical Kffocts on Magnetis
In tho proceedings of tho Royal so
ciety, Mr. T. Andrews calls attontlon
to tho electro-chomlcal effects on mag
netising iron. From a long, finely
polished rod two steel bars wero cut
adjacently, so that they woro prac
tically nllko in general composition
and structure. Theso bnrs were both
weighed, and then immersed in equal
quantities of cuprlo chlorido so
lution, ono of them having previous
ly been magnetized. After a certain
time (six to twenty-four hours) thoy
wero taken out of tho solution, freed
from deposited copper nnd carbonace
ous matter, then dried, and again
weighed. It was found in every case
that tho magnetized bar had lost mora
in weight than tho unmagnetized bar.
For instanco, an nvcrago of twenty
nine experiments showed an increase
of corrosion in tho steel duo to mag
netic lnfluenco of about 3 pur cent un
der tho conditions of experiment It
may be mentioned that the bars wero
not highly magnetized.
Tho oldest railway in Franco runs
botween Paris nnd Havre. It was
tntilt more than half u century ago.
m w iwi!
- V I II I till . L ..VliUll
" J ill
Signature Is the nest Knonnlnth
Tho office of chief cashier of tho
Hank of England dates from tho com
mencement of the bank's business, in
July, 101) I, nnd Mr. F. May, latterly so
prominently beforo tho public, is tho
thirteenth in order of succession, but
he Is ulrcudy the sixth in order of
length of oecutmncy of tho position.
Of his predecessors the shortest reign
wns that of Thomas Kenrlek, tho first
chief cashier, who for some reason not
now known pcrhnps overwhelmed by
his responsibilities retired after only
twelve days' service! Tho longest
ri'lgim wero thoso of ThomnsMadockcs,
forty-ono und throe-fourths years, and
of Abraham Nowland, twenty-nine nnd
Tho chief cnshlor may bo regarded
almost us a head permanent ofllclnl of
a state department, upon whom falls
the duty of perpetuating tho traditions
of a great and historical institution.
Mr. May has been instrumental in in
troducing many "loforms, nnd is woll
known to bj a stroug supporter of tho
policy of adapting, ns far ns Is consist
ent with safety, tho proco.luro of tho
Dunk of England to tho requirements
of modern metho.lsof business.
lllsnnmo is known,1 most widely,
outsldo tlio bank and tho elty, in con
nection with tho issue of Rank of Eng
land notca, and an American put la
his record of a visit to the bank tho
following note: "A well-known New
York banker had given mo a letter of
introduction to Mr. F. May, cashier of
tho bank, whose signature, by tho
way, is better know u than that of any
other person in tho world, tor on every
Dank of England note Is printed a fac
simile of his nnmo in his own hand
writing; nud I limy say hero, further
more, that a Dank of England note is
tho safest plcco of paper in tho world.
Mr. May received mo courteously. Ha
Is rather a good-looking Englishman,
with u high forehead, clear eyes, short,
thin, curly hair, a firm mouth and
somewhat of tho appcarnnes of a stu
dent, although ho was a famous oars
man in his day und a good all-round
Wanted to lie Unmarried.
A young Polish woman, whoso maid
on name is as unpronounceable ns her
married name, which is Katerouwsko,
appeared at tho Camden city hall this
morning and asked City Clerk Varnoy
for a divorce. Sho declared that her
husband had basely deceived her und
that further union with him was a
"How long havo you been married,
madnm?" inquired tho clerk.
"Slnco yesterday," camo tho answer.
"WhatliBB occurred to disturb your
"Why my husband told mo ho had
SI, 000 in bank, owned any quantity of
real cst.ato and was going to let me
livo in clover. I found on gcttlnghomo
that if thcro wns any clover pasture
for mo I'd have to find it myself. His
stories of bank accounts nro, fables,
pure und simple, while the real estate
yarn is a hollow mockery."
Mrs. Katerouwsko was very indig
nant when told slio could not get a dl
vorco outsldo tho chancery court, which
would not grant such a document for
tho reasons dotailed bv her.
"Humph!" sho ejaculated as she left
tho hall, "it's very funny that the man
that married me can't unmarry me."-
Philadelphia Evening Dulletln.
Prof. Von Holmholtz, in a recent ad
dress to the students of Columbia col
lego in this city, said that tho recog
nized method of scientific work now
was collection of knowledge, retention
of, that knowledge and its communica
tion to mankind. Thero has been
more accomplished by sclenco during
the last two centuries than during
2,000 years previously.
Careful observation makes tho artist
and makes tho brilliant scientist
Trace tho connection between events
and, tho laws that govern that connec
tion until doing so becomes intuitional.
Train the mind so that tho strongest
impressions will be made by tho most
important events until this also be
comes intuitional. Following the ad
vice of scientists of the last two centu
ries and go on by careful, accurate,
complete observations to great discov
eries and great successes. Scientific
Ono o! tho features at tho Crystal
palace (London) fireworks display re
cently was whistling pieces, which
in burning gtvo u wild, screaming
noise. Thcro is somo mystery about
how this nolso is produced. Messrs.
Drock themselves are unable to say,
and do not know anybody who can
tell them. Tho firework consists, of
a stout paper tnbo 2j inches .
In length, and with , a boro of '
about H inch. About S inches
of this llttlo tubo aro stuffed with
plcrato of potash, leaving ) inch or
so empty. When lighted by means of
a fuse it does not explode, but burns
away with great violence, and with
tho uncanny shriek which gives theVt
thing its interest -Pyrotechnists hays
tried many other compositions and, , r
many other kinds aud forms of tubes,' ' ,
bat plcrato of potash is the only thlajf
that will give anything but the faint
est trace of a whistle.
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