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THE BEOOKLYX DAILY EAGKLE. NEW YOBK, SUNDAY, JULY 15, 1900. 20 i " It is astonishing to see this !ltt!o derloe at work executing Hie masterpieces of pianoforte literature with a doxterity, clearness, and velocity which no player, however great can approach. "Every one who wiahee to hear absolutely faultless, free from any kind of nervousness, piano - playing, should buy a Pianola. It Is.perfection." I. J. PADEREH'SKI. "It is really - wonderful. I can freely say the Pianola gives me mora pleasure than I have had from thousands of so - called treats of pianlstlo effort. " I have heard a great many mnsioal inventions, but the Plauola is the first which has a reason for existing." - EMIL SATJER. Two Interesting Fcts,: The PIANOLA The PIANOLA is an instrument by means of which ANY ONE can play the piano, and play it AT ANY TIME. is the only piano - player which has been endorsed by the music world that is, by musicians of prominence. W. VERY STATEMENT made in regard to the Pianola is specific. We give both Bp the names of the endorsers and the endorsements tbemsettJes. " Prejudice a.ga.irst SL.itom&.tic mvisica.1 instruments was naturally the strongest among those who are known throughout, the world for the individuality of their rendition of the works of the great masters. It is not to be supposed that they have changed and like mechanical mvisic. Yet they have endorsed the Pianola. There is no evading or escaping this fact. They not only endorse the instrument, but a.re enthusia.stic about the possibilities it opens up for future musical development. The evidence is conclusive that the Pianola, although supplying a. technical assistant, renders music which is enjoyable to the musically cultured. The reason is, the expression is instantaneously controlled by the pla.yer. The slightest va.ria.tion in tempo, touch, and a.ccent are subject to his will. The nature of the claims for the Pianola and the nature of the endorsements of the Pianola should lead every one to investigate the instrument for themselves. PRICE 82SO. Can be bought by instalments It desired. Our Instruments are gladly shown to tho merely curious as well as to Intending purchasers. It unable to call, write for catalogue. The Pianola in the Summer Home. In the summer home, away from musical entertainment, an Aeolian or a Pianola is rapidly coming to be considered a necessity. In many out - of - town residences the introduction of one instrument has led to the presence of them both. They are invaluable allies to the hostess, and an always available source of pleasure to the home circle. Symphonies, overtures, operas, or the latest rag - time favorites may be summoned at will. Dance music is always accessible, for the instruments can be played by any one. The Pianola is bringing into use thousands of pianos which have been silent for many years. Pianola in use with Grand Plana Price $250. The Aeolian Company 18 W. 23d St., New York. 500 Fulton St., Brooklyn. The Pianola in the Summer Home. It is making players of people who, lacking musical training, had never expected to experience the pleasure of producing music for themselves. It is increasing the repertoire of amateur and professional pianists by making the entire literature of the piano instantly available without study and without practice. The Pianola looks like a small cabinet. It has small felt - covered fingers that rest on the keys of the piano and, operated by pneumatic power, strike the keys with a pliant, yielding, and remarkably sympathetic touch that is almost identical with that "f the human fingers. When not in use the Pianola may be easily rolled away from the piano and moved to another part of the room. MASON'S, Myrtle Av, cor. Bridge St, Brooklyn, N. Y. Established Over 50 Years. Store Closes 1 P.n., Saturdays During July and August. IJke Rvrvthinc Else. $5 - 75. at this season of the year you can buy Furniture, Carpets and Housefiirnishing Goods at a big saving. The reduction in price nas nothing to do with out easy terms. We make them to suit vou just the same. Mere are two ot about 40 different styles of Hallstands we have cut the price on. Both are made of quartered polished golden oak French fancy shaped beveled glasses heavy cast brass hooks and trimmings. Our stock of Go - Carts, Baby Carriages and Refrigerators is just as large now as at the beginning of the season. EVERYTHING FOR HOUSEKEEPING. JJ H u . f ; JbsiidL EASY PAYMENTS. MASON'S, LONG TIME. 115, 117, 119 & 121 Myrtle Av, Corner Bridge St, Brooklyn, N. Established Over 50 Years. FOUR YEARS' WORK DF LOCAL SALVAGE CORPS. From the Start - it Has Been a Pay - ing Investment for the Insurance Companies. PRESIDENT G. M. COIT'S REPORT. Agreed on All Sides That Brooklyn's Two Companies Have Saved an Enormous Amount of Property. During the past few years the red wagons of the Salvage Corps, dashing through the .streets in response to an alarm of fire, have become a sight as familiar to the people of Brooklyn as they became years ago to the residents of Manhattan. This corps, which is granted all the rights at fires that belong to the Fire Department entails no expense whatsoever upon the city. The purpose for which it was organized is to out out small fires whenever possible and at others to cover the goods in the burning building to protact them from injury by water, which generally "causes more damage than the fire itself. The corps is supported by the various insurance companies in Brooklyn, the amount of their contribution being in proportion to the amount of their business here. President George M. Coit has just Issued an interesting report showing what has been accomplished by the corps in the first four years of its existence. An act of the Legislature authorizing the formation of the corps became law on June 14, lS9r,. Representatives of fire insurance companies, associa tions, underwriters, etc., doing business in what was then the City of Brooklyn, met .here on June 28, organized the Fire Insurance Salvage Corps and elected officers and directors for one year. It was decided to equip not more than two stations and the first was located at 172 Pacific street, in the Western District, the territory covered including that portion of the city bounded by Hudson, Flat - bush and Fifth avenues, Ninth street and the water front. John J. Cashman, Jr., a sergeant in the New York Fire Patrol, was appointed captain and James L. Burnett, a fire patrolman across the river, was made ' lieutennnt. The company went into service in its thoroughly equipped house on Pacific street, at S A. M., on December 16, 1S95. From the start the corps was found to be . a paying investment. At some fires the value of the property saved wa - i in excess of the amount required for the support of the corps for months. 3o effective was the work dons by Captain Cashman and his men in . the western section of the town that the insurance men decided to organize a company in the Eastern District. A building at ''A Stagg street was leased for a term of yeara ' and another fully equipped company established there. The territory now covered embraces all that portion of the borough bounded by DeKalb avenue, Washington avenue, Eastern parkway, Ninth avenue or Prospect Park West, as it is known: Ninth street, Gowanus Canal. N'ew York Hay, Newtown Creek and the borough line to DeKalb avenue. Attached to each station are a captain, lieutenant and sergeant, thirteen permanent and eix auxiliary patrolmen, and in each house are two double wagons, one single wagon and five horses. The equipment al. - :c Includes in each 350 stock covers, 2Ti roof covers, a cover hoist, to raise covers to the upper stories or roof of a building, and a five and one - half inch hand pump on wheelu. Each wagon as it rolls from its station carries, in addition to its - crew of men, twenty covers, , two Babcock extinguishers, two axes, a lock . breaker, a patent door opener, a crowbar, seventy - five feet of - inch rope, two rubber buckets, an iron ladder, a fire hook, two cover poles, three shovels, six brooms, half a dozen lanterns, a box of sprinkler heads, a pair of rubber gloves, two scaling ladders, two life belts, a jumping net, six cotton hooks, an extra whiffietree and a pair of wooden scoops. At many fires the corps wagons arrive al - most as soon as the firemen, so it is possible to cover much of the exposed stock before it is reached by the water. Of course, the corps can offer no protection against the fire itself, except by removing any small and particularly valuable articles that may be in eight. To save property the members of the corps often take desperate chances. When they can be spared from their regular duty and there is need of firemen, they often help the regular department, holding - hose or doing any other duty assigned to them. They are easily distinguished from the city fire fighters because all of the Salvage Corps wear red hats. During the year 1S99 the number of fires in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens was 1.803. Of these, 1.089 were in the territory covered by the corps. Accompanying the report of President Coit is a table, showing the losses by fire in Brooklyn, with the insurance, from December. 1S95, up to December 31 of last year. It is here presented in a condensed form: Insurance Loss Insurance Ioss on n "H on Buildings. Buildings, nl'.:nts. Contents S42.5OO.O0 007.5 - i $14. :w. r. Sl.&'I.U 1.713.515. 42 MMtt.a 1.2!:'..i:n.45 32S.SS0.17 2 S4,:44 7X 150.476.53 i .:jr. ; .h.:i .7 2So.36it.2ft 5,?.S3, 5:11.55 4")";6.0;i 2, 522. "25. 77 53S.471.1S S, 771. 231. 77 5E3.45D.4S S.M5.27S.0S 577.655.56 The actual saving to the insurance companies by the corps cannot be estimated with any degree of accuracy. Insurance and Salvage Corps people simply agree that it is enormous. Not only do the insurance companies benefit by the efforts of the corps. The property of the uninsured is also protected for the reason that there is no time at a fire to find out who is and who is not insured. Captain Cashman has received many compliments from Brooklyn business men regarding the work of himself and his men at fires. Among those who have written commendatory letters to him are representatives of these well known firms: Frederick Loeser & Co.. Butterick Publishing Co., service 545 tours and traveled 1,356 miles; put out nine fires unassisted and spread 1,795 stock and 269 roof covers. The directors of the Fire Insurance Salvage Corps are: George M. Coit, president: Lindley Murray, jr., vice president; Britton C. Thorn, secretary; William T. Lane, treasurer and B. G. Aekerman, George W. Bur - chel!, Frank T. Stinson, Edward E. Pearce, John A. Degroot. Edward B. Vanderveer, John S; Oliver, Curtis C. Wayland, T. A. Ralston and Alfred Hodges. is:.:,.. ISfS.. 1407.. 1S9S.. ISO'J.. ABOUT BROOKLYN PEOPLE. Mr. and Mrs. David M. Evans of Eleventh street and family are enjoying rest and recreation at Equinunk, Wayne Co., Pa. Mrs. B. F. Bailey of Washington avenue, and Clvitt Clarke are at Point o' Woods, Fire Island. Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Decker of Clinton street left, town on Monday for their summer home at Lake George. Dr. William Jarvie left Brooklyn on Monday last for Craigmore, his new summer home near Gloucester, Mass. Mrs. Zella Bogardus and Miss Daisy Bo - gardus sailed Wednesday on the Noordland of the Red Star Line for an extended tour through England and the continent. Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Steenwerth, son, and Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ingraham of 30 Hart street have leased Brown's cottage. Summit avenue, Westfield, N. J., for the summer and will return in October. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Carleton and Miss Carleton sailed on the City of New York on Wednesday. They will remain abroad all summer. Mr3. Harriet A. Hallock and her daughter, Puah, of Washington avenue, are at the Lib - by Cottage, Shelter Island. Henry Broughton Sullivan, formerly of Brooklyn, was a graduate in the June class BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 4J4 & 4J6 Fulton St. 54 West 23d St. (Second Door West Abraham & Straus.) (Opposite Eden Musee.) Teeth positively extracted and filled without pain by our new botanical discovery applied to the gums. You can have your teeth extracted FREE. PAINLESSLY, in the morning and go home at FHm nicrfir urifh npi; nnpi PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED. "5"v """ - ..;. Full Sefs'of Teeth $5.00 Gold Fillings $1.00 up Gold Crowns, 22 karat $5.00 Silver Fillings. 50c. up We make the above prices for the express purpose of introducing our work and proving that we are the only PAINLESS DENTISTS in Greater New York. If vou have a few old roots or badly decayed teeth, do notcitowN amd bridge work. have them extracted, put let us restore them to their natural wq PLATEc heaiitv with our Painless Crown and Rrirlcre Svstpm. whirh is nc - .. undetectable and everlasting. The cost is small, while the results are great. Hours: 8 to 6:30. Sundays and Holidays, 9 to 4. German, French and Swedish spoken. Ladies in Attendance. All Examinations and Consultaions Free. ALL WORK GUARANTEED FOR TEN YEARS. New York, 54 West 23d St - (Opposite Eden Musee). Brooklyn, 414 and 416 Fulton St. (Second Door West Abraham & Straus.) Etruria on July 7 were Mrs. C. L. Peck and Miss Theodora Peck of Lafayette avenue. They will spend the remainder of the summer abroad, traveling in England. Germany and Switzerland, and visiting Paris and the exposition. Edward B. Marryatt and James H. Wood will spend their vacation in the Catskill Mountains at the Round Top Farm House, Cairo. X Y. W. Wickham Smith and family of Dean street are at Avon Inn. Avon - by - the - Sea, N. J. Mrs. Charles S. Barker of 1.028 Bedford avenue has been visiting friends at Blnghamton, N. Y., also Niagara Falls, and is now at Columbian Hotel, Thousand Island Park. Mr. and Mrs. William Frlel and family o 504 Twelfth street are at aWter Mill, L. I. Mr. and Mrs. James Mallon. Mrs. Robert A. Furey and daughters, Misses Grace and May Furey, are at N'ewkirk Hotel, Libert! - , Sullivan County, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Schmidt of Halsey street are at Bloomingburg, N. Y. Mrs. M. E. Bishop and daughter, Millicent B. Bishop, and Mrs. H. J. Peters and son are at Asbury Park for the summer. Mrs. Julius B. Cohen is enjoying herself visiting a cousin at Racine, Wis. She expects to return to Brooklyn about September 1. Mrs. Essie M. Martin of 522 Madison street, is at Hotel Islesworth, Atlantic City. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Tutcher of St. Marks avenue sailed on Wednesday'on the steamship Oceautic for Paris. Switzerland, London and Wales. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ldbby and family of First street will spend the summer at Shelter Island. Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Blauvelt of 504 Jefferson avenue are at the Thousand Islands where they expect to remain for four weeks. From there they will go to Larehmont on the Sound until October. Miss Edith Markoe of Decatur street and Miss May Glover of Dean street left last Monday for Coxsackle, Greene County, where they joined by Mr. Rinlnsland early in August, when they will visit all the principal sections of the Adirondacks and Canada, returning home early in September. Mrs. Burnett and daughter Alice of 434 Putnam avenue, with Miss Lettie Duryea, are at Cliff House, Lake Minnewaska, N. Y. Miss Esther E. Murphy of 105 Sixth avenue is at the Columbia Hotel, Hurleyville, Sullivan County, N. Y. Among the Brooklynites who are guests at William A. Brady's cottage. Loch Arbor, "near Asbury Park. N. J., are Mrs. Daniel Demp - sey, Miss Grace Dempsey, Miss Alice Brady, Miss May Dempsey, Miss Lilian Dempsey and Master Daniel Dempsey. The party consists of skilled musicians, and with Miss Lilian Dompsey, who has attracted more than usual attention by her vocal ability, have planned for a series of open air musicales to be given during their sojourn by the sea. These will be under the direction of Charles J. Dougherty of the district attorney's office. John A. Armstrong, who was credited in the art notes with having written verse in Latin in a Scottish university long ago. desires to have it stated that he never was in Scotland, and that where he did some versification in Latin, about forty years ago, was at Seisen Park Academy, County Wicklow, Ireland. Among some of the Brooklyn people stopping at Bethlehem, N. H.. are Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Graef, the Misses Graef, Mr. and Mrs. Murrey Layer, Miss Helen, Wlnthrop Layer of Washington avenue, Mr. Erdtmann, Miss Erdtmann of Eighth avenue, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Runyon, Ralph Runyon, formerly of St. James place, now of Manhattan. Miss Amy Gamble and Miss Marion, Gertrude and Grace Atwood of President street; also Charles and Wodsworth Atwood. are spending a few weeks at the Ten Broeck, Asbury Park. 1 TELEPHONE SERVICE IN PARIS. Of course, they are a benighted set in Paris, but when it comes to telephone conveniences they are a trifle in advance of us. For in - I FIRE INSURANCE SALVAGE CORPS NO. nuM'icau Manufacturing Co., Ronalds & Johnson '.. Burden & Co.. Benj. Spink & Co.. O. E - A. Wissner. hotel proprietors and business men generally. s there arc onlv two companies of tno Salvage Corps and the district is as indicated above, so large, the runs made by each are often several limes that of an engine or truck company. Muring 1SUS the Pacific street com - panv rescinded to ."i;?. fire alarms and investigated ;i:'.r. "verbals" those alarms are designated which do not go over the fire alarm telegraph. The company was in service for 4SS hours and traveled 1,300 miles. Twelve fire - were extinguished without the aid of the city apparatus and at all the fires 2.305 stock and 172 roof covers were sed. The Stagg street company attended 526 fires and lnvestUated 263 verbal alarms; was in at the Col.ege o: Osteopathy at KirksviUe, Mo. Dr. Suiiivan will locate permanently in Detroit, Mich., to practice osteopathy. Mr. and Mrs. John J. White of Livingston street are at Brandt Island. Mattapolsett, Mass. Mr. anl Mrs. Tliaddeus Hyatt and family have returned home after a prolonged stay in Europe. Albert Case Ililsrin. L. Blauvelt Sanderson and T. I. Rogers of First place are at Ding - man's Ferry, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel (1. Boyd of 5G3 Cates avenue are at Pleasant Valley, N". Y., and later on will visit Bridgeport, Conn. . William A. Skippen and family are at Fair Haven,. Vt. Among the passengers who sailed on the are the guests of Mrs. C. H. Wheoler at the Locusts. Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Haviland and their little daughter. Pauline, have gone to Chappaqua for the . - Minimer. Charles W. Williamson of 54 Hanson place is at the Buckley House. Liberty, Sullivan County, New York. Mr. ami Mrs. Frederick H. Smith of South Elliott place are at MlUbrook, Dutchess County, New York. Mark S. iteardon arrived in New York last Sunday on tin - steamBhlp Staatendam after a two months' lour - 'of England, France, Belgium and Holland. Mrs. F. (J. Rinlnsland of Bedford avenue will spend .lulv and August at Lake Clear Lodge, Lake ('fear, Adirondacks, and will be stance, everyone who is a subscriber there is furnished with a ticket which entitles him to use any public telephone at any hour of the day or night and for as long a time as It suits his purpose. Every instrument Is attached to a desk, has a metal circuit and is niovided with a most convenient receiver and transmitter combined, which enables the user to sit In whatever position he prefers and to bo free to write when necessary. International Magazine. HE MUST BE. "Yes, he boasts that he nas lived nearly 70 years without ever having been Inside of a bank." "What is he? A bank director?" Chicago Times - Herald. J. & T. COUSINS, 498 Fulton St., Bond St. Corner, BROOKLYN. THE WOMAN'S OXFORD TIES we tell of to - day are at reduced prices real Reductions from moderate former Prices. - If you've a doubt about it, buy a Pair, and if ours are not as good, or better, we will esteem it a privilege to be allowed to refund the purchase cost. 1800 t OF WOMAN'S FINEST BLACK, BROWN AND TAN PARIS KID LACE OXFORDS that have always sold at $3.00, $3.50, axe now newly priced at only $1,95 the Pair. Six Handsome Stylish Shapes All Sizes and Widths. MAIL ORDERS' CAREFULLY FILLED. " THE 'SALT' OF SALTS - ir (the Pais 0f I "A f "We all have experienced those i Y "". distressing symptoms of dyspepsia B ( jl WfffLA "L. which make life such a burden. tfjiSWf rW The heavy cutting pain soon I ti ii "u y V1, 'lM7l - v. after eating, the burning I I 11 . I sensation in the stom - I r scteartburn and Abbey common fivmntflma. Few d i s - (i pfl pt s inflict upon their victims rnal - pr K - nfTerine and longer misery. 's Effervescent Salt - ' is the natural specific for all these conditions. It immediately relieves the acidity of the stomach, stops the fermentation, and stimulates the secretion and muscular action of the stomach and bowels. By its use the normal action of the organs of digestion is rc - establi?ted. Abbey's Salt is made from the salts extracted from the juices of fresh fruits. It euros Constipation, Biliousness and all complaints caused by a disordered condition of the stomach and bowels. THOMAS C. WHITE, M.D., Dcauford. S. C.says: "I arA rcuch pleased ivith rey experience wiih Abbey's Effervescent Salt. I have used it in Dyspepsia accompanied with Acidity cl Stomachand Flatulency. It is a most agreeable laxative." Sold by most druggists cr sent by ir.all. 25c., 50c. and ?i per bottle. THE ABBEY OFJrEIlVllSCEJ.r SALT CO., C - 15 2Iurray St., Sew York. Booklet Jrcc on recuest. TRACK LAYING IN 1900. Miles laid in First Half of This Year Exceed First Half of 1899 by 300 Miles. The number of miles o new railroad completed in the United States during the first six months of 1900 exceeds the new mileage p for the corresponding period of 1899 by nearly 300 miles. From January 1 to June 30, 1899, there were 1,300 miles of track laid. With a number of lines yet to hear from, reports gathered by the Railway Age show that not less than 1,654 miles of track have been laid during the first eix months of the present year, on 135 lines in forty - one states and territories. For the entire year 1899 the new mileage added aggregated 4,588 miles, or nearly three and one - half times the amount reported for the first six months. Assuming a similar ratio for this year, it is apparent that our estimate of 5,000 miles for 1900, maJ - e over three months ago, wats a conservative one. The details of the work for the six months just closing are given in the following table: TRACK LAID JANUARY 1 TO JUNE 30, 19iW State. Alabama Arkansas il Arizona 4 California - 1 Colorado 2 Florida " 3 Georgia 4 Idaho - Illinois - 1 Indiana - 1 Indian Territory 2 Io - wa 4 Kentucky 2 Louisiana 4 Maine 1 Maryland 1 Michigan 4 Minnesota 5 Mississippi 8 Missouri 2 Montana : 2 Nebraska 2 New Jersey 1 New Mexico 1 New York 1 North Carolina 3 North Dakota 1 Ohio 2 Oklahoma Territory 4 Oregon 2 Pennsylvania 11 South Carolina 3 South Dakota 2 Tennessee 4 Texas ') Vermont 1 Virginia 3 Washington 4 West Vlrslnla 4 WlcsonMn 1 Wyoming 4 I the present year, as the following table of ten i years shows: Track Laidj First Six Entire Months. Year, Year 4.2SH 5M 4,173; It'll s.ftiriiKtis l.'.Mv 1 n 1.72SjlS0i) The total railway .mileage - of the United States to - day is about 193,000 miles. Construction Is in progress on fully 300 different lines, and the end of the year is likely to sea a grand total of more than 196,000 miles In operation. Railway Ag - e. Lines. Miles. Sl.T'l 40.3'J - ;.4o 11 2S 42.2:. 27.1S 30.75 3(1 44 144. 5S tl.2.1 2S l.l.T 17. 2o 71. 104 H 30.53 oS.GU 2 7.43 6.l 23.50 20 S.75 91. IS 45.50 5S.U4 7S.76 27.4" 30. 20 184.50 25.60 34 20 43 50.64 Total 41 states and territories 135 1,054.07 The states showing no additions thus far this year are New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Nevada and Utah, and in the majority of these no new mileage is anticipated, two exceptions being New Hampshire and Utah, where some work is in progress. Texas, where legislation has retarded railway extension for so many years, stands first in the list of states with 104 miles of new road to her credit. Before the close of the year these figures will be materially Increased, as at the present time work is in progress on over 300 miles of additional line In that state, much of which will be completed before January 1 next. This revival in railway building In Texas Is due chiefly to the more liberal attitude of the Legislature toward the railways In permitting parent companies to absorb lines already owned, thus doing away with the expense of maintaining separate organizations. The second state in the matter of new mileage added this year is Iowa, where 572 miles of road were built In 1899, and where 144V& miles have been completed since January 1. In this state also nearly 300 miles of now line, in addition to that already completed, are under contract, but not all of it will bo finished this year. Mississippi has built 104 miles on 8 lines. Oklahoma has already added 91 miles this year and will soon pass the 100 milo mark. South Carolina has built 79 miles, California 75 miles and Minnesota 72 miles and large additions will be made in each of these states. A geographical study of the tabic indicates that there has boen comparatively little building in the states located east of the Mississippi River and north of the Ohio River, while the states west of the Mississippi have built 917 miles of new line and the stateB south of the Ohio and east ot the Mississippi 447 miles, making a total of 1,364 miles. ' Comparison with previous years makes the outlook for 1900 seem tho more encouraging. Not since 1890, when G.178 miles of track were laid, has there been as much mlleago added as the 5,000 miles or more now in sight for Year. ISfll ... 18112 .. )yn ... 1S!14 ... 1SU5 ... .1.' 1,307 ....1,014 641 Track Laid First Six Entire 1 Months. Yeaj. ; .. .. 7SS 1.84S , .... C22 1.SS0 I .. ..1.1S1 3,013 1.360 4.5SS ; .. ..1,654 ....i : THE "WARLOCK PEAK. It Is the Most "Wonderful Vegetable Curiosity in Existence. Few families possess an heirloom that can compare either in rarity or antiquity with ' the warlock pear of Colstoun .which is, be - i ypnd doubt, the most wonderful vegetable ; curiosity in existence, and its authenticity be - ; yond dispute. Hugo, Lord de Giftord of Tester, the magician, lived in the reign of King ' Alexander III of Scotland. He presented himself before the King previous to the battle of Largo, 12G3, and is described by Sir Walter Scott In ' - The Lord of the Isles." The wizard lord of Yester gave his daughter , in marriage to a scion of r.ie ancient family ; of Hay, ancestor to the present Marquis of ', Tweeddale. As the bridal party was on Its way to the church the magician plucked a pear from a tree hard by and gave it to his daughter as her dowry, informing her that so long as she and her descendants preserved it so long 'should they prosper. The pear was in consequence carefully preserved as the precious palladium of the family, whose fortunes during the next 300 years rapidly advanced, John Hay, in 147S, being raised to th peerage of Scotland as Baron Hay of Yester. He was succeeded by his son, John, second t baron, who was succeeded by his son, John, ' third baron, whose daughter, Jean, was marJ, ried to George Broun, laird of Colstoun, In) 1G04. I The warlock pear which again played the part of the dowry, thus passed to her de - ' scendants, the Brouns of Colstoun, who derived their pedigree from the ancient Kings of France, an origin alluded to by their armorial bearings gules three fleurs de Us, or. In l'JSO Patrick Broun of Colstoun was created a baronet of Nova Scotia, and was succeeded by his son, George, second baronet of Colstoun, in whose time the pear, hitherto carefully cherished and which to all appearance was as fresh as when plucked, began, in accordance with the warning of the enchanter, to exert its influence malignantly. Sir Georga was married to the Lady Elizabeth Mackenzie, daughter of George, first Earl of Cromartie (the famous - Viscount Tarbat of Queen Anne's reign), whose armorial bearing was azure, a hart's head cabossed or, and she, not content with merely beholding the pear, longed t taste it, and, as in the case ot a remote an cestress, the temptation was too strong to bo resisted. Authorities differ as to whether tha - ' Lady Elizabeth really bit the pear or merely dreamed she did. Debrett, ini his "Baronetage,", states that she dreamed sho bit it, but the late Sir Richard Broun, Bart,.' author of an elaborate MS. history of tha ' bouse of Colstoun, says distinctly that she bit' it, and it is certain that there are marks of teeth in the pear, which is now as hard aa stone. Whether the bite was real or lmag - inary the fact remains that almost imnie - diately the family fortunes began to wane. Sir George Broun was soon afterward drowjied in the Tyne (1718) and the Lady Elizabeth only escaped by her clothes bearing her up in the water. Sir George died without heirs male, and the tttle, which was to heirs male general, became dormant, and, though subsequently assumed by a collateral branch, again became dormant in 1776, and so remained for more than fifty years, until, after proceedings very interesting, a young cadet of a distinct branch proved his father to be entitled to tho baronetcy and was accordingly declared heir. The entire estates had - passed away, and, together with the magic comae, became the property of the family of Ramsey, Earl of Dalhousle, whose predecessor had married the niece or the unfortunate Sir George Broun above mentioned. In a silver box, with a strong casket, sat , under locks and bolts, the magic comae now J reposes, in the custody of Lord Dalhousle. ' dnd one can readily understand how highly the relic is prized and how Jealously preserved by the present possessor Chicago Dally News. i Prom April 15 to May 13, 799,479 passenger pnia tor using tne moving sidewalk and tna tniru - rau system in the Paris Bxposlt.lOT grounds. The greatest number of passesigi cumeu in one uay was ib.UWJ. v

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