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.TROLLEY SHOCK HARMLESS.
Kvll'XVMUd Men Insist Thst Little
II rm Can RHult from Therti.
OclentieU wbo are hired for that voty
nrpoao havo certified ngnln and ngaln,
with wenrtoorao Jterntlon. as to th6
(ompleto bnrmleesuess, and in sonio in
Hances to tho healthful quality of those
alcctric shocks which startled Indi
viduals po frequently rccciro through
tho trolley wire ngoncy. Some of the
- certificates of tho trolley attorneys
must ho held responsible for a rather
. :ommon impression that tho capitalists
who havo equipped trolley roads aro
really public benefactors, and that not
the least of their bcncflcenco is that
which provides the wayfaring man or
the wandering horso or cow with do
llghtful surprlsos In tho shape of gra
mitouB electrical treatment. Onco in a
while, howpvor, an unfortunate human
being, who, up to tho tlmo of tho wlro
contact, Is supposed to be in admlrablo
health, porslots In dying from tho
Jhock. ThlB was so day before yester
day when Miss Katie Valentine, of
Norwalk, Conn., a robust 16-year-old
Birl, touched a telephone wire which
had crossed a trolley wjre. Tho tele
phone wlro was lying in tho grass and
was practically Invisible to tho casual
pedestrian. Tho rcmnlna of Miss Valen
tino will bo buried to-morrow. About
Monday or Tuesday wo expect tho np
pcaranco of lengthy papers on elec
tricity, In which men of great loarnlng
will prove by every thoory known to
humanity how utterly impossible it 1b
Tor the trolley current to sorlounly
damago the physical organism of any
rann, woman or child who is not al
ready at death's door.
WHY THE MAJOR RAN.
His Jfotr Man nt tiia DynntnltB Dryer
Wm Orentljr rustled.
Major McLaughlin of Snn Francisco
jiut a now man nt work at his mlno tliti
.-athcr day drying out dynamite. "Now,"
ald ho, by way of explanation, "you'vo
got to keep your eye on the thermome
( ter In the heater. If It gets above 85
-degrees you'ro liable to hear a uoIbo
around here. When it roaches 82 de
grees you'vo got just threo minutes In
which to work, for it takes threo
minutes for It to ralso to 85 degrees."
An hour later the major returned to see
how tho man at the heater was doing.
"Well, how Is It getting along!" ho in
quired. "Oh, first rate." "Do you
watch that thormomoter?" "You bet
your llfo I do, and I'm keeping her
down." Ho reached Into tho heater and
pulled out tho thermometer. "Whew!
She's up to 84," ho remarked. "Thero,
that'll fix it." Ho jammed tho ther
mometer into & bucket of water and
fhung it back on tho heater. Then he
wondered what McLaughlin was run
ning for. .
People No Longer Patronise none Cr.
f A clinching tostlmony to tho fact that
the day of tho horso for stroet-car trao
. tlon Is past Is afforded by tho report on
street-car work in 8L Louis, Mo., for
the second qunrtor of tho yoar. The
companies show a total of 2B26,033
, passengers carried In the throe months,
na compared with 24.773.CC0 in the cor
responding period of last year. This is
an Increase of over 8 per cent. One
company gained over 1,000,000 passen
egrs, and another nearly the sarao num-
,ber. More or less lncreaao was seen on
ail of tho lines of tho city except one
tho Jefferson avenue which lost 57.000
passengers. This is a horse-car line
the only ono in tho city. It is, howover,
to be converted into a first-class elec-
.trlc road, and a doubling of its patron
age is looked for as Boon ns tho chango
Is made. Ex.
Ma flftvw-t Mora Than Thirty Lives.
.Few people havo heard of Robert D.
Russell, tho "Hell Gate life Baver," and
yet this brave and modest man has
saved more than thirty persons from
drowning and, as ho la still in the
(prlme of his manhood, may savo as
many more. Mr. RubsoII was born In
1856, and though nn American he is of
the Irish-American type. Ho is tall and
handsome, dark and bright-eyed. Ho
!s an athleto possessed of groat
strongth, but he rather shuns a row
and, from the habit ho has acquired of
,running away from a quarrel, with a
small man. would ho called a coward by
m those who did not know him. This,
however, would bo quite a mistako as,
when forced to, he has been known to
successfully handlo two men of his own
Ptart with the Left Toot.
A railway station Inspector, In giving
evidence recently at the inquest on a
.poor lady who had got herself botween
the train and tho platform, observed
that tho majority of women alighted
from, the carriages with the right foot
Jlrot, the result being that If the train
thould start suddenly they were sure to
lose their balance and their footing. I
have noticed since I read that, and have
perceived that the statement is often
Verified. It seems but a triflo, but
fancy that on such, a small, unconsid
ered point, life, may hangi So notice
with which foot you start to get out of
the carriage. London Illustrated
Big Fruit Farm In Georgia.
On the Rumph orchards, between
Marshallvllle and Fort Valley are
jl,000,000 peach trees and 20,000 pear
trees. Theso orchards, during the good
fruit seasons, have been . marvelously
profitable. One peach crop sold for
$52,000 and another for "564,000. Mr.
Rumph has also the largest plum or
chard in the world, There are 15,00(1
!frRMe a'.um trees on the place, and
aur&ery -emr Uy $1,000 seed
1 M -) WUM Tfctre r ahw
0,000 raspjerry bushes in cultivation.
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SAFETY IN THUNDERSTORMS
Lightning Will Not Strike Yoa If Vtm
Werr Your tiolostirs.
Tho ono thing which a woman most
trends barring, of courso, a mouse
and being out of style is a thunder
shower. Many most estimable women
it character and forco, who can lead
great crusades and revolutionize so
ciety, go nil to pieces at a clap of thun
Jcr, and a good many men, too, for that
matter. It is not ngrecablo to he
struck by lightning. Nor is It at all
necessary. Thcro Is a sure preventa
tive ns sure ns it is dmple, Inexpen
sive, and always accessible a pair of
rubbers. If a woman will Blmply put
an a pair of rubborn when tho lightning
begins to flash and tho thunder to roar,
wd will stand on tho floor, so that sho
touches nothing olse, sho will be ns
safo as If sho wcro scaled in a glass
cage. Rubbor is a nonconductor of
ilectricity, and if tho lightning has to
Co through a sheet of rubber to get you
It will leavo you alono and take some
thing elso. In other wordB, when you
havo on a pair of rubbers, and not in
:ontact with anything, you nro perfect
ly Insulated. This Is not a theory
merely; it Is n fact provon by innum
arablo experiences. A pair of rubbers
has saved many a life In a thundor
itorm. Only a little while ago Horace
W. Folgcr of Cambrldgeport, Mass.,
was on a pilot boat in Boston harbor,
when a thundor shower camo up. Ho
was on deck, wearing rubbor bootB, but
Uendylng hiniBOlf with ono hand by a
wlro cablo from the main topmast.
Llghtnlug struck tho topmast, Bhiver
Ing It into splinters. Down tho cablo
wont tho current. Folger was knockod
unconscious. When ho recovered ho
wob full of nchca and pains, but ho
pulled through. If It had not been for
tho rubbor boots tho current would
havo passed entirely through him. Ao
It was, tlu current could not not
through his boots, so It passed down
tho cablo. It might bo well to add that
a pair of rubbers, to bo offeptlve against
lightning, must be sound and whole.
Do not put on nn old pair, with a crack
In tho toe, because oloctrlclty will gel
out of a very small holo when It Is
cornered, nnd n pair of dofoctlvo rub
bers will do you no good.
Effects of Alcohol.
A distinguished snccinllHt. imvn thn
American Practitioner, has carefully
noted tho difference between twelve
families of drinkers and twelvo fam-
lles or tomperato persons during twelvo
years, with tho result that ho found
that the twolvo drinklnir families nro-
duced in thoso years flftv-sovon chil
dren, whilo tho temperate ones wero
accountable for Blxtv-ono. Of tho drink
ers, twenty-fivo children died in tho
first week of life, as against hIx on the
other Bido. Tho lattar deaths wero
from weakness, whilo the formor worn
attributable to weakness, convulsive at
tacks, or oedema of tho brain and mum-
Drancs. To this cheerful record In add
ed flvo who were idiots; five wcro so
stunted In growth ns really to be
dwarfs; flvo. when older, became
epueptlcB; one. a boy. had cravft
chorea, ending la Idiocy; five more
wero diseased and deformed, and two
of tho epileptics became, by Inherit
ance, drinkers. Ten only of tho flfty-
soven snowed during llfo normal dis
position and development of mind and
body. Fifty of tho children of temper
ate families wero normal in every way.
A FncMn Lor It lift.
The latest big log raft experiment on
tho Pacific coast has proved a great
success, the first entire success In tho
history of such attompts. The raft was
built on tho Columbia river, nnd con
tained between six and seven million
feet of lumber. It was made of piles
so closely bound together that not n
timber In tho whole great bulk was
movable. The raft was started from
Oregon lato in July, in tow of tho
steamer Mlnooln, and arrived in San
Francisco Aug. 2, after as smooth a
trip as though it had floated down a
placid river Instead of over a consld.
erable stretch of tho Pacific ocean. It
would havo taken several score of ships
to transport the lumber, nnd the own-
era of tho raft havo cleared something
over ?22.ooo by tho success of tho ex
periment. Several similar rafts havo
been Btarted on a Blmllar trip, but,
while ono or two have been a modified
success, soveral of tho largest have
gono to pieces in stormy weather and
been a total loss.
An American Flrasars Condemned.
Tho London Saturday Review la un
kind in Its comments on the great at
traction of tho Midway. Spoaking of
tho unfortunate accident to tho Ferris
wheel at tho Indian exhibition in Lon
don tho other night, by whjch a large
number pf persons were suspended like
Mahomotis cofllu in midair for several
hours, it observes: "We do not pity
them overmuch. Those who can find
pleasure in slowly revolving In air
would look upon a kaleidoscope na a
form of art. The soullessness of theso
American amusements 1b appalling. Tho
switchback railway and the great wheel
testify to a depth of vulgar stupidity
that would have astonished tho build
ers of tho tower pf Babel."
An Ohio Itlver Htone 300,000 Years old.
A prominent geologist,, who has been
looking Into the formation of tho bed
of the Ohio river, forty-three miles be
low Pittsburg, says the old river bed Is
300 feet above the present water level,
and ho finds three stones of Canadian
granite, whose nearest home now Is on
the Canadian side of Lake Ontario. In
the glacial gravel he came across a
rough arrow head, which he attributes
to the glacial period, perhaps 300,000
years ago. Tho testimony of the rocks
is in the imture of sensational news, in
pnlfp of Its crpnt nntlnnltv.
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REUNION OF HEIOHT.
Thirty-Seven 2t and Four Inches ef
Bon Visit Their Parents.
There was a family reunion at Tlon
CBtn, Pa., recently, that calls for moro
than mere montion. It was a gather
ing together of fathor, mother, and six
sons, all of tho latter ovor 21 years of ,
age. this family group had not all
been together slnco the boys, some of
them years ago, went out Into tho
world to fight their battles for them
selves. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Colo
man are the father and mother, both
halo and hearty, and tho sonB names
arc J. F Henry, William, J. E., S. W.,
and Frank. Tho main object of this
item is not so much to montion tho fact
of tho happy reunion as to try and pic
ture to tho reader tho slzo of tho six
long-separated sons, or rather their re
spective nnd collective holghts. Here
are tne exact figures: J. F. is 6 feet 5
Inches: Honry. G feet 2 inches: William.
0 feet 3 inches; J. B., 0 feet 5 inches; S.
W., 0 root 3 inchea, and Frank, tho
Bhort ono of tho stalwart family, nn ex
act 6 feet Theso measurements wero
all takon In stocking feot The total
height of tho whole sextot is 37 foot 4
Inches. Tho fathor and mother nrn
only about tho average height of ordin
ary mortals. Tho boys are all well-to-do
in tho towns and cities whoro they
A PIQHT WITH A SHARK.
Doiperate from Hunger. It Seemed
Careless of Dancer.
Tho crow of tho tug Pennwood, which
arrived at Baltimore yesterday, report
that they wero nursued bv a man-nnt-
Ing shark a few days ago twenty tnlles
oouin- or capo Honry. Tho shark,
Which was about olfirht fflfi Innir h.nrl
followod the tug for some hours, when
a hook baited with meat was thrown to
it. No temptation could get it to take
the hook. Thon tho man-eater began
to grow bold and approached within a
few feet of tho sldo of thA tup- until t
finally grew audacious enough to slide
aiong tno steel side of tho vessel. Gfiler
Engineer Qoldsborough, who had seen
somo shark lighting In tho Caribbean
sea, undertook to spear the fish." 'Jgo
used a sharp boat hook, with which' ho
pierced Us head. Several tlmea tho
shark caught tho hook, but could ppt
wrench It from Mr. Goldsborouch'n
grasp. After tho Bhark had been con-
Biueramy maimed it withdrew, leaving
a trail or blood In the watnr. Mr.
Goldsborough says ho never eaw a
oaarK so aeBpcrate In Its endeavors to
make a meal on human flesh. Balti
Onions nro wholesome as well as sa
vory, and fashion no longer prescribes
them. Stuffed onions, on tho con
trary, nre appearing as entrees at In
formal dinners. SUco tho ends from
medium-sized Spanish onions, and peel
carefully. .Take out tho center with &
vegetable scoop or spoon. Cover with
hot salted water, and simmer for ten
minutes. Be very caroful not to boil,
as the onion must keep its shape. Re
move from the saucepan and turn up
side down on u oloth to drain. Fill
with tho forcemeat; pover tho bottom
of a pan with small pieces of butter,
ono tablespoonful of chopped parsley
and ono stalk of celery chopped fine.
Lay the onions on top, and pour over
them one cup of hot white stock. Bako
forty minutes, basting frequently.
When dono serve on a hot dish, strain
tho gravey over them and serve. An
other palatable way of cooking large
Spanish onions Is to cut a small slice
from the top and bottom of each onion
and peel. Cover with fresh boiling
water, and slmmor twonty mlnutfes;
drain; again cover with boiling wawr,
add ono tc&spoonful of salt, and sim
mer until the onions are sufficiently
tender to be pierced with a straw
this will take from two to three hours
for thoso large onions. Drain, and
servo with melted butter, cream, Be;
chamol or Hollandaiso sauce. Cincin
nati Weokly Gazette.
Woman's Ways on the Wheel.
It Is noticed that lq cycling the ele
gant woman does not coast; neither
does sho race. Rapidity of movement
sho considers neither conducive to
gfaco r.'ir n.8 evincing good stylo. On
the contrary, she cits erect, with el
bows well In. gliding along slowly, and
wjth so llttlo body motion that lqt)s of
dignity Is not thought of In her con
nection. She does not wear her skirts
so short us to attract attention when
she dismounts. In fact, in everything
connected with tho wheel her move
ments nre so quiet and unobtruslvona
to exclto tho admiration of the onlook
er instead of the derision so frequent
ly accorded. "Repose is always ele
gance," and rapidity on tho wheel is
quite tho reverse. Forum.
Thinks He Jumped from the Moon,
An unknown man who was captured
In a corn field in the outskirts of In
dianapolis, where he Bald he was trying
to jump into heaven, made two at
tempts at suicide in the county jail. Ho
first used the small chain on tho cell
closet, which he broke under his
weight. Shortly afterward he toro his
bed clothing into shreds and plaited a
rope. This was taken away from' him.
He was declared insane. He thinks ho
will live forever and that he Jumped
from the moon 1,000,000 years ago. He
also imagines that he can turn himself
Into anything, from a mouse to a horse.
Mosquitoes Not Altogether Kapaclons.
Mosquitoes materially differ from
their prey, man. Herein they set a
noble example. They are, too, political
ly sound on the race and sex questions.
They make no distinction in color or
gender. Professionally, they resemble
their scientific allies of the medical fra
ternity. They never let blood without
putting in their bill! t
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Hollmgwortk and Tiger Hayrakes
THE BUCKEYE Machines which took the cake at tho
WORLD'S FAIR cannot bo excelled.
Tho HOLLINGSWORTH and TIGER Hayrakes wero never beaten.
Either of theso celebrated tools will bo sold AS CHEAP '
and CHEAPER than any inferior grades.
I also keep repairs for theso and other machines. Can got any
repairs desired. The
Best "BirLd-er Twiiae
At tho lowest living prices. For sale at tho
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You will wondor how You Ever
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An Ugly Woman
Can Make Better Bread With
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THAN A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN CAN
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Got Along without it.
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