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THE MQtNEB, A3LTOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY DMOEMBER9, 1891 ^,,.,.^-...;-.,..^..,^^,^^;,.,^,^..,.,._...,,,,,.^ ,. ,;...^_.. J 4J- »•;„... ,... ^,.^_ .._. .. ... ..„.,..-.' .r • ',£-,, !•.<<< . . , /. . . . ,r THE LATEST NEWS. ALUONA, IOWA. SOMft cpsfern paper ridicules the idea of ft world's fair being held in Chicago because Columbus never Haw either the »ile of thnt pliico or nny inland point in the country. Why, bless your soul, he never eo inurh tut caught a sight of any portion of tho North American continent. , •___ EsotrsM swelldom is again involved in a salacious scandal. Kirl Bussell, of noble bltth but ignoblo instincts, in tho defendant in a unit for divorce brought by a bride of only eighteen months whose tale as related in court shows tho husband to have been worse than a brute, flin young wife, pretty, frail, gentle and roflned, wtis forced to lead a most unlmppy life by her heartless lord, who besides heaping 1 moral indignities upon her, actually treated her with physical brutality of so harsh a nature as to cauno her to faint. Her story was related in such nn arlloss trunnor ftH to leave no doubt of its truth. An unhappy phano of tho case wai that tho plaintiff, urged by an unfeeling attorney, was compelled in open court and in tho presence of a gaping,vulgar crowd, to elucidate points of so delicate a nature as to repeatedly ,throw her into tears. Of all scandals one in English high life seems to bo the most harsh, heartless and snnsaMojial. Ex GOVICHNOH IIoAiii) tolls mi unquso- tioncd truth when he declared that "every pound of oleomargarine is a cheat mid a fraud." H certainly is as fur as tho actual consumor is conccrno.l. Not one porEon in a thousand ever suspecta that the article used by him as butter is not butter in any sense but a greasy compound, in nrlificinl mixture of aniinul fa Is and hctnicals bearing no more relationship to fow butter than browned peas to genuine coffee. This oily hodgc-podgo is an imposition. Tho hotel keeper or restaurateur muy pisrhaps know tho true characlor of tho substance whcih ho imposes upon bis patrons as butter, but the latter are ignorant of tho deceit, and it is they wlio have tho best right to know tho truth. Mr. Hoard arguos against tho oleomargarine humbug because of its injurious effect upon tho dairy interests, but tho general public's special concern is of that personal nature which rovolts at sham aud to which the very thought of substituting 1 for tho pure product of cream an oleaginous counterfeit of questionable ingredients is repulsive in Hip extreme, OVHU8 Vf. VIKliO. One of tho most pathetic spectacles which tho American people arc called upon to behold today is that in which tho vononblo Cyrus W. Field is tho principal figure. Tho father of the A tlanl ic cable, tho progenitor o£ elevated railway traffic, a man whoso glorious enterprises will inako his name forever honored, now lies at the point of death, broken-hearted, penniless and longing for rest in tho silent grave. A week or two ago ho was prosperous, well and happy. Tho bride of his youth was by his side to comfort and caress j his children woro, as he supposed, in joyous circumstances, and ho himself felt secure in the possession of great wealth, and was deeply grateful for tho blessings and honors which had so long been his. In tho short time since that period of happiness was upon him, his loving wife, tho tender and faithful companion of fifty years, lm« passed away; bis oldest son, tho father's pride and hope, has gone down in (ho maelstrom of stock speculation carrying his own and his father's fortune with him mid himself become insane, and his daughter and daughter-in-law, tho latter the wifo of tho ruined son, are supposedly on bods from which they can never again arise in life. Crushing and terrible have been tho domestic ntllictions which have thus with overwhelming swiftness and in stunning succession come upon this old man, forcing him into a condition of prostration from which it seems very doubtful if ho can over rally. Pitiful indeed is tho fate of tho goud old man, whos<3 life has been one of tho greatest honor, whoso genius and perseverance have given to tho world more than one beneficent enterprise and whoso whole career has been marked by tho broadest humanity. __ I'UItSONAl'j 1'OIJSTS. GENERAL NOTES. THE Apaches in Arizona are reported to l>e on the warpath. JosfAir CATiPENTKn, who has just died at Grafton.lW. Vft., claimed to be one hundred and fifty-nine years old. UNITKD STATES TnnAsuniui NEBECK- ER baa subniited his anual report to the secretary of the treasury. NAVAI, APPOINTMENTS: W. H. Joneo, medical inspector; Frank Anderson, (surgeon; T. W. Ryan, lieutenant. TitK death is announced at Philadelphia of William C. Allison, president of the Alliton Car Manufacturing company, ' Ex-LmttTKNANT GovKtiNoit James N. Johnson died near Columbus, Ohio. He was lieutenant governor of Georgia during the reconstruction period. IT is rumored in Washington that Commissioner Roosevelt may be removed from oflica. GOVBHNOB-KLKCT FLOWEII has decided to re-npnoint, General Porter adjutant «en- oral of Now York. JUDGE JAMKB M. CoptfiNnuirr, one of tho oldest members of the Cleveland bar, died Sunday, aged 7M years. Tim board of St. Joseph, Mo., has consented to put. American flags on tho public schools of that city. CiiAitucs T. McCov, of South Dakota, will probably bo miido governor of Oklahoma. Tine C.midiau Pacific will build a double track from Winnipeg to L.iko Superior. Gov. CAMIMIICU, returned to Columbus, Ohio, from Unicago Wednesday with a very soro throat and high fever, and immediately took to his bed. Tint budget commit t?o of tho German reichslaglms voted 900,000 murks to bo devoted to providing a proper German exhibit, at tho Chicago Columbian exhibition :„ 1000 that the constitution does fSot countenance the prosecution of the Civil suit* against the minister* of Balmact-daV cabinet and the members of his congress. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. in 1893. TUB following Wisconsin postmasters have been appointed; W. J. Brown, Alto, Fond du Lac county; J. Bartlo't, /vttica, Green county; M. Zimmerman, Pock, Hayfield county. EmyAiiD M. FIKLW, senior partner of the Jailed firm of Field, Lindley, Wolchers & Co, at Now York, has been sent to Bloomingdulo Insane Asylum. GEOHOK WJUCATON AI.MCN, better known as "land Bill Allen," the author of tho Homestead Act, died at Columbus, Ohio, Sunday night. Reuben Jams, professor of Smith Center, Kas., claims that ho has discovered chemicals with which ho can 'produce rain every time, THE daily arrivals of congressmen at Washington kitop up tho interest in the spcakership fi^ht. Tint commission of Don Emilin Puyo, Chilian consul general at S-i,a Francisco, lias been canceled by tho Chilian government. AN attachment, for 816,000 has been ia- sued against tho property of tho Colonial and United States Mortgage comp.my of Great Britain, in favor of Bird S. Color, of Now York, on an assigned claim. THE now cruiser New York was successfully launched at Cr.inip's shipyard in Philadelphia Wednesday, in the presence of Secretary Tracy and other dintinguishod persons, together with a crowd of over 15,000 people. SECUKTAUY JOHN T. DICKINSON, of tho national world's fair commission, Bays that tho report that ho had resigned that NINE business I locks were burned at MifJdlebury, Vt., Sunday night. • MANY hundred tons or coal were destroyed by fire in a dock at Dulutb. Foun men were hilled in a railroad accident in New York city, Two scows were lost on Lake Michigan, and eighteen men are thought to have perished^ THE Sptes wagon works at Sterling, III., were burned Tuesday night, causing a loss of 8100,000. THE steamer Eastern Oregon was de* slroyed by flw while on tho dry docks at Olympia, Washington; loss$180,000. THE entire plant of ihe Lincoln Paint and Oil company of Lincoln, Neb., was burned Tuesday night. The loss is $90,' 000. fully covered by insurance. THE Grand hotel, at Leadville, Col. was burned Tuesday, a sick auest name< Mai thews perishing in the flames. Jt ' believed that, the firn was incendiary. AT Ft. Robinson, Neb.. Private TurneY of the 8th infantry, was frozen to death Mo lost his way while intoxicated. THE greater portion of the village ol Trasy, Minn., wn.« burned Sunday night causing a loas of 8300,000. Six business blocks in the village ol Winnebago, III., .wero destroyed by fire Sunday. THE Western Normal college burned Thursduy, at .-hnnnniloah, la,; loss $50,000; insurance 828,000. FIVE men were blown to atoms cincl soveraj building;? wrecked by a dynamite explosion in New York. THIIEE colored children were burned alive near Korcinsko, Misn. Their mother left them in tho cabin and was in Ihe field picking cotton. NINE men working on a bridge near Helena, Mont., were carried down by tho collapse of tho structure, and three were killed. Two men named Miller and Allen were drowned in Ilori-o lake, Col., by the upset- COAL A DOLLAR ATON Mi 1 . Edelma&n, a Polish Inventor, Claims he Can Prod nee Coil for That Price. An Article Which Will be Superior to Either Bitnmiiuras or Anthracite for Fuel. Lisrnite and Certain Chemicals Form - an Article Perfect as Any Ever Mine'. ting of an old duck hunting, been recovered, boat in which they were Tho remains have not Awt Muscatem, an Ottoman subject of Mount Lebanon, Syria, has presented to Mrs. Harrison a picture of Ihe president painted on silk and framed in native wood, inland with mother-of-pearl. * * » Mrs. A. J. Suell, widow of tho Chicago capitalist whoso murder caused such a profound mystery, is lying in a precarious condition at her homo on Washington boulevard. * * * Tho Bonaparte who has just died in Italy, Louis L'icieii, was a quiet person who spout hu lifo iu tho study of philology, lie was the second son of Lucien, one of the great Napoleon's brothers, who was excluded from tho succession by tho emperor's will. The older Lucien had two wives—Christine Boyer, an innkeeper's daughter, and Mario do Bleschuwpe, the widow of a Paris banker. All his sons were the children of his becond wife. The one who has just died wus born in England in 1813 lie was au uncle of Cardinal Lucien Louis and a brother of Pierre Nnpoleon, who killed Victor Noir, the Parisian journalist. position to accept tho general managership of a railroad in Texas and Arkansas is wholly without foundation in fact. FOREIGN. THE Vatican iu making ovrturou to tho powers to protect Christians iu China. UKIIO, the leader of tho radical parry in Denmark has died from heart disease. DOM L'EDUO, tho deposed em per or of Brazil, is seriously ili in Paris, Tine commercial troaty between Germany mid Belgium has been concluded. FHANOE and Russia concludes a definite au'ruomimt for an exclusively defensive alliance. A uiBi'ATou from Sunderland states thut a fire in the drinking shop there Tnursda.v burned three women to death. FitANCio, in viow of tho situation in China, has urged tho powers to take immediate united action. Aw THRU report has ronched Germany that lOmin Pasha is inarching toward Khartoum with an army of 9,000 natives. INKUIKN/.A is spreading rapidly throughout Franco and Germany, The death rate at Hamburg is 280 abovo the weekly average. A THAIN on tho Orolgruiso line in Russia was derailed on u bridge and four o'jrs woro hurled into tho river below, killing twenty-three persons. CHINKHK lobols massacred 800 Christians. A general massucro of foreign readouts ia apprehended. Tine suit of Lady RussoM for a judicial reparation from Earl Rimoll, opened Tuesday in her mujetty's high court of justice. AUVICKS from Pokin btatothat tbernbel forces ha>o dufoitod tho impoiial troops and aro now maivhing on to tho city of Pokin. Two Beilia hankers, pnrlnern. who f iili'db?causd of Iho failure of l<'i icdhmler Si Sommcrfold, committed suieido, following Iho example of (he Sjinmorfolds. M. UK I.A HAVE, Uio political economist, is authority for the statement that 100,000 operatives in Paris will bo without work during tho present winter. AHOIIUUKK HHNUY, of Austria, died in Viwina Monday morning from inllam- matiou of the lungH, closely following his morganatic wife, tie Baroiuws llofumun, whoso doiilli occurred Sunday. A MYSTKiuoiJS explosion occurred in tho marktH at Blackburn, Knit; a place thirty miles from Manchester, Monday morning, by which threo buildings wore completely demolished, it is fcarod that at least twenty persons wero killed. THE McCtirthyitios hwe decided to take decisive steps to secure the Paris fund Justiu McCarthy and Timothy lloaly have IIOJJUH nut ion against Munroe. tho banker who holds tho funds, to decide the ownership thereof. TIIK strike of miners in the Pas do Calias district of France, involving 40,000 men, is over. The men nyree to return to work, pending arbitration of the m^ttor iu dispute. TUB Bururome court judges of Chili have unofficially notified the government THE United States mail-car No. 1,318 caught fire Monday morning in tho North- westGin yards at Chicago. The interior of the cur was totally destroyed with all its content". Tho mail matter had been distributed ond was all ready to be forwarded along the Norih-western road. CRIME. AN Oregon editor was murderad by a railroad section boss, who promptly kills himself. fi THE lady principal of Rutgers' female college in New York was arrested for embezzlement. She confesses. JAMES G. WYMAN. mayor of Allegheny, Pa., was arrested, charged with embezzel- ing tho funds of tho city. JOHN Me.MAN us win hanged Thursdiv morning in Pennsylvania, for tho murder of Eugene McGinnis, Feb. 21, 1890. THE wife of Capt. McKinney of Cairo, 111 , who attempted suicide a few weeks ago by shooting herself, has been declared insane and placed in the asylum at Alma. AT Marshalltown, lo'wo, D. C. Thomas, a rclipious maniac, shoots and kills John Hackridge, a boarding housu keeper, and commits suicide. A MAN named Jones, of Springfield, S. D,, was hanged by cowboys near Cherry Creek, on the Cheyenne river, for stealing cattle. •? Hoiiuuns bound and gagged Mra.|Bliza- bt'th 'I iiDmons, 79 Viiars old, of Tnina iil- lity, Ohio, and stole $3,000 secreted iii her housa. THE chief of police of West Duluth and the so''gc'anh of police of Ashland were arrested at West Superior, uccmod of as- saultinp and.robbing a Chinaman. SPECIFICATIONS luve baen filed by Ihe Shoe and Loathor Bank of Auburn, Mo., in its suit, apiitisf, (he bondsmen of ex- Ca-hicr Perdval, showing that Peicival's stealings amounted to $187,455. THUKIS mon havo been arrested at Ceii- traliii, 111., charged with burning four barns and two houses. One of the men i° J. T. McKibben, an alliance man. Quoitnis E. BAKU, a proprietor of the hoti'l Warwick, at Springfield, Mass,, shot and killed his wifo fomelimo Monday night and_kHji>d himsojf. The Age at Munolo. Thle U U undoubtedly. Never before In 'lie history of the race did the cultivation of mth.de receive inch universal attention and encouragement. Even the gentler BOX practice) every (•ranch of cullutlienlcs affected by the troussred yonder, Tula of course la well, for exercise IB an BeBontlrtl of health. Out to the feeble, the nervoua and the dyspeptic, Hosteller's Stomach Bitten affords a guaranty of primal rigor upon which a HiiperatriicUire of muscularity may advaniaso- ouuly be built. Most goulul and apevdy of Ionics, it Is also the moft thorough of regulators,entirely rectifying errors of dilution and bilious secretion, ami promoting n henllhy habit of body. It conqueri and pravenls Intermittent and bilious remittent fever, rhuumatUm, kidney and bladder trnnhln Tlta »».*fl in,lp»i ' ... Many inventions aro in the field. Another inventor has come to the frobt wi h an invention which he believes will rival even those of EdisonV, and bring to '.nan- kind generally a^o^ree of benefit which tdll bs in direct inverse proportion to the woe inflicted upon the individuals commonly known as the coal barons. What he has ;o offjr is no less than a scheme to manufacture a coal which will be superior in its results to either bituminous or anthracite coal, tojwhich the world has been so long accustomed to look for its chief BUpp'y of fuel. So many vast conceptions have been nl- rfn'Jy brought to the attention of the public only to end in disappointing f lilurea that yvery new great scheme is opt to ba recorded with suspicion. We havo not suffered from Ihe Keely motor project and the many plans for navigating the air, to say nothing of Ihq many ideas for submarine crafts, without having our confidence in such matters seriously impaired. THE NE\V CLAIMANT. The new owpirant for undying fame and inc'dentally for the millions of money that are uUond int upon great discoveries which are world wide in tht-ir uses has at least tho courage ot his convictions, and his ideas are entitled to respect, tinto they ino backed up by tho't'actthat the department of patents at Washington st.inds ready to issue him his patent papers as soon as ho his effected bis arrangements in several foioign countries to obtain similar right there. For recHons known to patent law. and which will give him the same rights in many countries he wishes to sesure his p ipers from the several governments upon ho Ham" day. For this purpose the in- ven or, Mr. Albert, Edulmann, sailed for Kurope on Nov. 18th, upon the steamer Teutonic. Mr. Ede'mann claims for bis invention .hat it w II enable him to manufacture his •pal tit <i cost of on'y one dollar per t r 'ii. Besides ths exceeding cheapness ot the new article Eelcilmann claims for it the merit of being abtolut^ly cclorleS3 and capable •f icing burne.l wi-hout finoke and of be- ng consumtd so utierry that it leaves but one per cent, of ashes. Mr. EJe'matm was born in Warsaw, 'oland, 1822, and was educated at the inivfrsity at Dor|:a*;, one of the provinces or Livoniii, on ttie B-ilt'c Sea. He «radu- ,tod thure as a civil engineer, and th'n nude tho grand tour of Europe, In 1852 le wi nt. to Australia, the voyage from ionelon tD Sydney occupying six months. HIS PIItST INSl'inATIOW. In Australia Mr. Edelnnnn devoted himself to his prohsdon iiud spent his n Africa and South America. had satisfied myself as to the MORE PT.AlSLt . "Besides being an engineer, f am a skillfai chesist, and long yeaw ago I noticed that all coal i» formed largfely of vegetable matter and that the soil has a magnetic power which draws in heat. Having come to this conclusion 1 spent many years in traveling all o?er the world in the search of plants which contained the elements of that heat, gas and fire to the greater degree. "These investigations 1 conducted principally in the forests of Russia, Germany and other Enropean countries, as well as When 1 plants which would best serve my purpose I made a study of them until able to extract from them the very qualities I desired. No sooner had I done so, and mado an effort to combine the various results obtained, -when, presto I all disappeared together. HE STUDIED NATOHE. "My next labor was to discover some system of preventives which would obviate this inexplicable and disastrous evaporation of that which I had obtained from my plants with such unremittenf. toil. One year and a half ago I succeeded in this endcavoi, now I have enough of this power obtained from my plants properly mix=d wilh the lignite to produce a million tons of coal at an average cost of $1 a ton. "The matter I obttin from the plants I reduced to a pulp, which, af tor having had all the moisture extracted from it by being placed in a number of revolving boilers, is again taken in hand, and, after being hardened, is reduced to the power and mixe'l with the powdered lignite. The process includes a method b> which the chemical compound and the lignite are submitted to a process of 150 degrees Fahrenheit in a large room." Mr. Edelmann claims to have already purchased a large track of land in Texas comprising _six hundred acres, which be says id rich in lignite, and to have received an offer for his invention from one corporation there which agrees to take 300.- BtmtED f Indian* to Stimabi* Death. f idon Tims*. «J| he fakirs, or faqueers^of 000 tons Herald. a year off his hands.—N. Y. trouble. The weed, inllrm and convalescing derive Immeasurable benvtU from ils use; It imparts a hearty relish lor food and overcome! Insomnia, _ CuAiu.iteBissovi', cor.vic'odof felonious assault, mirro\vly escaped Ijnchirg by a mob in Indianapolis Monday nifjhr,. Tuesday ho WHS sentenced to twenty-one years in the THE LOVELL SAFETY. A Now lllcyclo Which the Public I.lkei. While thousands within the lust decude have inijoyed the spirt of cycling, the fao» is novortliules obvious that many thousand! more have bi-eu deterred from enjoying U iu consequence of tho high prices demanded tor u roully good wheel. It remained for thu John P. Lovell Arms Company of ttoston to oluiuuo this date of affairs. It wus lust your that tho publlo (Irat became nwui-e Unit there was u new low-prleod sufety blcyolo on the market. • wlii'ol strictly high grade and equal In every particular to any iHanufuclured in America or Europe, As previous to this all iimnu- fuciurors had cuurgod a very lurgo price for a first-class \vhool, the John 1', Lovell Arms Company Is therefore the Hist house that has ever oflViod tho public such a I wheel at n price that does not place It I e- yontl tho roach of tho average person's purse. The company thut umitufucture* this wheel (tho Lovell Diamond Safety) u ono of tho oldest of all the munufuftui-lng and mercantile, houses Iu New England, having been established In 1840. Decides bolng now one of tho leading lile.ycle linns In the United States, thu John P. Lovell Arms Company la and hu» been for years a well-known manufacturer and dealer In ilrourma and bportlug goods ol • very description. On J uuo 13 of last year, the firm celebrated Us half-century anniversary. The founder of this enterprising; house, Mr. John P, I.nvell, although aver 79 year* of ui?e, l< »<111 an Important and kctlvo member ol UiU world-l»me<l boute. time in building railroads and in other eng-iieering enlerpriseg. In 1860 ho first tinned bis attention to tho di.civory of cli caper coal, and si IK o then ho lia^ do- voreil all his time and money to that pursuit. In the first place ho argued that it was a 'veil known fact that theje exists upon the surface of the globe" a l.irge quaniily ot whut may be called lignite. Briefly'de- liued, lignite is a ccal formed at a much hiter perioJ ih m either bituminous or anthracite ccal, and therefore without thesf> chemical proprieties which would enable it i,~> burn as well as either of tbem, and which, tlu-rf-fore, lenders it practically useless for fuel or o'.her purposes. 'I liar, this lignite would, in ct-nturif-s to cjnif, dove-lop into a fuul which might be utilized exactly as well as that winch was already known bituminous or unlhracite coal wns a source of pain and vexation to Mr. Edelmann. He could not eleep at nipht from his continued study of the problem. Ho was actually jealous, he snys himself, to think thnt a people a thousand years hence would avail tbem- Kilvea of that, which the -world m'ght use to-d.iy could ho but solve the problem of efftfct'ng I y chemical processes that for which natuie would take centuries. A OI.EAM OF LIGHT. Aitfr a study of many wenry years Mr. Edelmann helievis that he has solved the probl-in whcsi solution he has so faithfully sought, and ia sa'isfied that ho has funnH a procets for transforming this Knya ot Ught. Christ proved centuries ago that the sympathpiic touch is healing.—Roe. A Christian h the gentlest of men; but then lie is a man.—C. H. ISpurgeon. Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.—Holmes. By the streets of By-and-by one arrives at the house of Never,—Geiman Proverb. It! a woman took as much pains to make nests, as they do to weave nets, more husbands would remain lovers. A mother dreads no memories; those shadows have melted away in the dawn of baby's smiles.—George Eliot. There is no way of making a permanent success in Ihe -world without giving an honest equivalent for it. If you wish to appear aggreeable in society you um 5 t consent to be taught many things you already know. A lew books, well studied and thoroughly digested, nourish the understanding more than hundreds hut gargled in the mouth.—Osborne. "A RICH JOKE/' Strange Powefr of Indian* Death London Tlmsi The powers of the fakirs, India and Persia of stimulating death are marvelous and almost incredible. Several sects in these countries regard the art of apparent death as a part of their religion* ritual, and practice it assiduously. In their ancient books it is described as purana- yam, or stopping the death. Many case* in which these Indians fakirs have allowed themselves to be buried alive for long periods have been verified by British officials in India, and attested by evidence which dispels all doubt of their truth. This impersonation continues for as long as six. and even ten months. The way the fakirs go to work to produce this condition is to' have the little ligature under the tongue cut, whereby they are enabled to stretch this organ out to a great length. Then they turn it back, inserting the end in the throat, and, closing up at the same time the inner nasal aperture*), The external apertures of the nose and ears are closed with wax and the eyes covered to exclude the light. Long preliminary practics is however, needed in holding the breath and a long course of fasting before burial. The fakir r.hen sinks into a condition resembling death, and the body is wrapped in linen, pi iced in a box and buried. When the box is taken up, at, the expiration of the long-continued, death-like sleep, and opened, the fakir is found cold and stiff; no . pulsation can be fell; the heart, the wrist, tho temples are still; the body is not cold as a corpse would be, but is colder than that of the living man, except over the seat of the brain. As all the secretions are fully stopped; the nails, hair and beard have ceased growth. Affej being resuscitated the fakir feels' f dizziness and for a few hours cannot i up without support, but gradually he recovers strength and enjoys amazingly the wonder he has excited. worthless ji.r,nita into coal, which for all purposes is equal, and in many instance- 1 supoiior to either anthracite cr hitumi nous coal. Jn oilier words, the inventor believes that by tho mixture with lignite of cei t tin choii'cal bodies a coal is product d which is as perfect as any that WHS ever inixi.il, and this lignite, bo cluims, weio it allowed to remain in tho f;uitb, would require a thrusund years for its transform u. iuii into perfect coal. In his technical description of the process nlhuV d to tbe inventor sajs:— "To accomplish this result tho licnite and cei tain chemical bodieti (which have first In on reduced to a powdered rendition in order to peimit of their peif-^ct com- minpling) areplaccd in moulds and subjected fr> great prpsmres in machinery ex- prassly coi structfd for the putpo-u, and uoui which tho mats comes in ihe shnpa of what u>o termed, for won t of a bettor inure, 'brickots. 1 'ih'.se biiikets can bo uuulo of ax.v slzn or share, in order that they uin,) suit iliffeiert concHticns, PSIIT iustaiKo, if tl:o uiH'oiiai is to be ustd for furna 03 they would bo in the n ighbor- hood of eiarlt iiu-hes in siz« (tithur iquanj or oblong), whew s for ttoves they would be uiiute eoriespamUnply smiil or. A groat adviin'age about having them made in'o tl'i-i sbtii e (square or oblong) u that they will not chip off or become broken in nny manner line culinary c al; in fa'ji, the immense pressiuo exertott in foiiuiug 1 hem lends to make them evtn harder than ordinary lump c~al. '•A d^ideratum about lignite is that it is fcnnd nenr thesurlacu oj the earth, and ronsi quently the cost of mining' it is re- due. d, and at the same time ihe supply is practically iiuxhnustiUt). The chemical bodies used are sl^o eouipmUiyely inexpensive, so that this co il (t'or this composition is coal iu pvery gense of the word) can be manufactured mor« chpaply than either Dituiuiiious or authracite coal c.iu be proJuctd." Hut It Wai One that Did Not Pan Oat as "Smart.} " Expected. A young man about twenty-five years old wai sitting in the waiting room of the Erie depot the other day with a year old baby on his knee, and his alarm and helplessness when the "young un" suddenly began to howl was so marked as to attract attention. Bye nnd bye a waiting passenger walked over to him with a smile of pi'y on his face and queried: "A woman gave yju that baby to hold while she went out to see about' her baggage, didn't she?" "Yes." "Ha! Ha! Hit! J turubli d to the fact as soon as I saw you, You ex feet her back, J suppose?" "Of course." "Ha! Ha! Ha! This is rich. Looking for her every blessed minute, ain't you?" "I think she'll come back." "Well, this makes me laugh—hu! ha! ha! I had a woman play chat same trick on mo in a Chicago depot oncn, but no one ever will again. Young map, you're stuck. You're stuck. You've been played for a hay seed. Better turn the thing over to a policeman and make a skip before some reporter gets on to you." "Oh, she'll come bask," replied the young man, as be looked anxiously all around." "She will, nh? ha! ha! ba! Joke grows richer and richer. What makes you think she'll come back?" "Because she's my wife aud thi.i is our drat baby." "Oh—urn—I see," muttered the fat man, who got over feeling tickled at once, and in his vexation bo crosbeed the room and kicked a dog whi ;h a farmer had one of the seats with a line.—N. Y. World. piece oi tied to clothes A MOTUKUS' CKY 1X511 Pathetic Scene at a Depot In Which the Mother Wins. 't Nantcoke News. At the Pennsylvania passenger station in this town on a recent {Saturday evening, those waiting for the up 732 train were startled by the cries of a woman with a babe in her arms, who screamed with all her vocal power ^ "This is my child!" "This h my child!" And she repeated the claim with creased vigor and desperation every ment. She was Mrs. P. C. Porchner, and her husband was endeavoring to wrest the babe from her arms. But tbe woman held on with the grip of frenzy, and all the while screaming afc l;ho top of her voice"This is my child!" Of course the sympathy of every bystander was with the woman, but not one had the courage to interfere until, as she thought she was about to have the child taken from her, she screamed: "What! Are you all cowards?" Help! At this a big, hard-h'inded son of toil, with determination' blended with benevolence in every feature, approached the pair and in a firm voice said: "Whose child is this?" "It's mine," said the man. "I'm it's mother," said the woman. . . And with this the questioner grasped 41 -the husband by the neck and tore him away from the wife, and she at once boarded the train, which was just starting for Wilkesbarre. It ia said that Forchner and his wife have been living unhappily for some time, and one day last week he advertised her as having left his bed and board without just cause or provocation. When the woman arrived in Wilkes- xirre it was discovered that her brother was with her. and they lost no time in boarding the first train for the home of their parents, in a small town in New York state. Help! THE STOLEN HOKSK. The Clever Mimner by Whlcha Conutrv- man Recovers his hone, A countryman's finest horse was one night stolen from its stable. He traveled forty-five miles to a horse market to buv another. But lo and behold! among the horses offered for sab he discovered his own. Ho at once seized it by tho reins and cried out: NATION \ i, FLORAL EMBLEMS. How the Burly Thistle of Scotland was Adopted. The origin of England's flora! emblen, the rose, that of the rleuer-de-lis of France, and the f-hamrockof ireiand, are all better known than "The emblem gruud of bonny Scotland, The bold nud burly thistle.." About tho Diddle of the fifteenth century, on the eve of St. Giles'day, and within the wall of the old council cbamV>er ofEdiaburg, a number of Sco'eh nobles acd Highland gentlemen met in "so eam conclave to deliberate on the desirableness of placing the thistle upon their banneis insteii'l of the figure of St. Giles, which they had hitherto used." They are de- tcribotl as "brawny," big-bearded men, dressed in Highland costume, and, as was the fashion of the day, with swords aud dirks. Long before this the thistle had been Ihe recognized badge of tho house of Stuart; nud this fact, in connection with an older one that warning was one? eiven •f a niyht attack in progreos by the Danes on a Scotch camp by one of the enemy ac- ctdently puttint? bis foot on the thistle, which made him cry out, was prob tbly ihe sh'ef icascn of ils choice instead of the hi-ather. At any raU 1 , it was dnsen at that counci' as Scotland's flual omb'an. Erelong Aineriiauwy alto boattof her national Hower, and To Ihe lleuer-de-llg nml shamrock, Thetltliitleunl ihe rote. Ada the brljjht Yuukeegoii' 0 «-rod, Tue bravuct /loivor tliui groive, a* emblematic of this rich ire.e country, for it is not only a native of the toil, but grows in every state in the Union, and iu one or more of them is in bloom the vcar round. Jt means according to the language of flowers, "encouragement." — Harper's Young People. "This horse is mine; it was stolen from me three days ago." The man who had the horse for sale said very politely: "You are mistaken about it, my friendi I have had the horse for more than a year It is not J9ur horse, although it perhaps looks like it. . f f The peasant quickly closed the horse'a eyes with both hands, and asked:— "Tell me, now, if you have had the horse for so long a time, of which eye he is blind? The ma?, who had actually stolen the horse, but had not yet examined it par- ticulaily, was perplexed. However, be- causb he was obliged to say something, he said at random: "The left eye." "Yon have mised the mark," said thu peasant. "The animal is not blind of the left eye. ' cried the man, U6> U it was The peasant uncovered the horse' only a of the 's eye s, "It is evident now that you are both a thief and a liar. Look here, all of youl The horse is not blind at all. I ' " asked in order to bring the light." to ine pepp e who stood round lau^htd clapped their hands and cried: iul ° UU1 ' "He is caught 1 He is caught!" noli 0 1 ^° IS 1 stea A er , Wils thereupon com- nelled to return the hone, and was then deservedly punished. "However ely a thief may be. Ha 11 meet with greater uubtlety." Pineapple Sherbet. Soak a tablespoppful of gelatine in cold water tor one hour; cut Due large pine- npple in pieces and chop it, add a pint of &^$S£3fa$S: W^H^~^ Proo- take effect at the secretary \ pleasure A

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