Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on July 2, 1898 · Page 1
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"=^1 f=ir'i :«y K/is 1345. A Family Newspapar:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.-- Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898. VOL. S2, JDE32STTO1ST, 2, 1898. nsro, 37, GREATER OAK HALL GREATER OAK HALL We save you money every time That's the advantage and importance to you of Oak Hall being headquarters for Men's Clothes. It's Greater Oak Hall now--headquarters for Women's t r u s t w o r t h y Clothes nr, woil as men's. We know cloth: we know good work: we know how to sell worthy goods for low prices. About 25 to 33 per cent, lower Seems astounding to say there's a quarter to a third saved in buying cloth in large quantities--in having suits made in large quantities, in e x t r a profits s a v e d -- b u t remember, we're the makers ".of Men's Suits by hundreds, by thousands. Our $7.50 Serge Suits are usual $10 ones of stores'that buy to sell again: and our best for $16.50 -are equal to others $20. Cheviots, cassimeres, worsteds, $7.50 to. $20.00-we save you a third. Midsummer Sale, of Women's Dress We have had the cheerful selling of Skirts, Suits, Jackets for all season. The endorsement has been quick and great for our goods and our prices. Now--in parts of the stock a few of a lot are left: our compromise in both cases is--ait the prices. The most stylish summer stuffs--waists and dresses sell for half price often ; sometimes less : in almost all the stock --the littlest saving is a quarter or a third.. Railroad fare paid on purchases of reasonable amount. Wanamaker -Brown Sixth and Market, Phila. THE B, C, BIBB STOVE CO,, 107 IO9 Light Street, BALTIMORE, MO. HEATING STOVES, Coolc Stoves, Gn=, Oil Ilollow-wiirc, c. FIRE-PLACE HEATERS. . FURNACES, RANGES. Jtnnnfaeturers of the celebrated E31EKALD, STONEWALL. AND VIRGINIA COOK STOVES. ALSO Of tile popular SlicoHron Air Ti^'lit Stoves TRILBY ANI . W I L D F I R E. FOTC SALE BY DKNTON, MJ)., TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD, } MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF Lumber and Building Materia, -Shipments made direct by vessel to .all points on navigable water, to inland points by rail. · v · Saue Money by Purchasing Direct from Manufacturers, . North Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! " HE DEFY COMPETITION IH CYPRESS SHINGLES. SawMill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR ·r~- "·*· T--^----^--·--·--T--i---- --'--.'---4--B 1 i 'orrespondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. HYGIENE ICE. o . THE SEASON FOR ICE IS HERE. · . THE DISTILLED WA TER ICE IS HERE. LET EVERYBODY PATRONIZE THE ICE DEALER, . _ Placo your orders and let tho Ico Wagou stop at your door each m o r n - ing and deliver you just what you want. It only costs you. On©-h.alf Cent per Found, and tho savins' in t h o use of if, will bo many times that a m o u n t . Don't 'forgot to leave your orders stt once with Towers, tho Ice Dealer. Ice Delivered on Saturday Evening for Sunday, Persons ·wishing ico on Sunday can secure it by going to the Factory, at the depot. LAWRENCE B. TOWERS. 'DRUGS AND MEDICINES. Of Tilings GOOD SHOES Must be mentioned with the first. We have Ladies'-Oxfords, Misses Oxfords, and Men's Patent Leather, Russet and Black. You can secure just what you want, to suit your foot, and the price will suit you. Some Miscellaneous Articles well worthy of mention, because of their quality and price, are: BEDSTEADS, ROCKING CHAIRS, DINING CHAIRS, CANE-SEAT CHAIRS, STRAWMATTIN'G, · OIL CLOTHS, LINOLEUM. J,H, NICHOLS SON. QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO. .i-: IN ' i-yr Arim.. 2S, isns. Un^ward. |B/.' ( .F' HY| Westward. P. AI. 500 Ar'iv 1'. M. Leave. P. M. 3 20 Arrive P. M. [JAT/TIMOKTC TO 7 4 6 C 10 QUKENST'N. 800 800 Arrive A. Leave. A. M. A. iv A . M , 1045 Lonv A.JL Railroad Division* Lcnv. Leave P.M. A . M . C2-3 f 6 31 f 0 3 8 f C 44 AC 51 f C . r )5 C 63 f 7 0 2 7 0 7 7 1C 7 23 f 7 2 7 f 7 S l 7 3 7 /74-i f 7 4 7 f 7 5 5 7 5? f a oc 8 11 f 8 2 2 f 8 26 830 835 f 8 4 3 852 901 913 910 !) 22 9 20 f 9 3 5 955 1005 f l O 10 no 10 n 10 20 l 0 4 1 f 1048 f L 0 6 4 e l l 15 Ell 24 11 30 f 11 38 11 41 f l ! 4 5 11 50 P.M. A . M . Queenstown lilooiningdnlc Wye Mills "Willoutjhby D O June. Queen Anno Hillsboro Bowncs Tuckahoe Dcnton Hobbs Hickmnn Adnmsvillq liliincliiird Greenwood Owens Banning Deputy Kllendnle Wolfe Milton. "Whitcsboro, Drawbridge! Burton, Lowes. Arrive Arrv. M. p. M. 755 f 750 f 743 f 7 37 A 7 20 7 2 7 f 7 2 5 7 2 1 f 7 1 9 7 12 701 6 54 f 0 50 f 6 4 6 fi40 f C 3 2 f 628 f 6 2 4 6 18 f 6 OU C O O f 6 2 f f i 4 9 , f 645 540 A. M. P. M. 000 f 5 5 1 542 5 35 523 621 5 1C f 1 3 50-3 450 439 f 4 3 3 f 4 2 8 K4 20 f 357 f 8 63 f 3 4 0 3 43 f 3 3 0 320 C 3 1 2 .00 f 3 0 5 00 CONNECTIONS. "A" connects nt D. C. Junction for points on the Delaware Chcsnpenko llnilwny -- Knstou nnd Oxford. · "B" connects nt Greenwood with Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, "Wilmington Baltimore Railroad. "0" connects nt Ellcmlole with Iho Dcl- awnro, Maryland, Virginia Railroad FOR Georgetown. Sunday only, boat leaves Baltimore nt 9.00 n. m., nnd Qucrnstown nt 5.30 n. m. and 4.30 p. m. I. W. TKOXKL, O. O. Gen. Mannger. Gen. IVt Pass. Agt. Wheeler Transportation Line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Gieat Choptank, Trappe and Tuckahoe Rivers. * On and after. Mny 22d, 1808, steamers will leave 1'icr 5 Light Street "Wharf daily except Sundays at (i p. in., for Oxford, Trappe, Cnmhridge, Chancellor's, Sccrntary, Clark's, Choptank, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, JlcCarty's, Gtin- ey's, Todd'fe, Towers'. \Villiston, Tucknlioe Bridge, Itccso's, Coward's, Covey's, Hillsboro nnd Queen Anno. Arriving nt Oxford the following morning in timo for connection with tlio Delaware Chesapeake 11. It., and at Cambridge with the Cambridge A Scnford It. R. Returning will leave Ilillsboro Mondays, Tuesdays. "Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a. m.; Coyey's 10.30; Coward's 11; Williston 1 p. in.; Gnney's 1.30; McCarty's 2; Kingston 2.15; Dover Bridge 2.30; Hertford's (Choptnnk) 4; Clark's 4.15; Secretary, 5; Cambridge 7; Trappo 8.30 and -Oxford 10, slapping »l intermediate landings, arriving in Baltimore early tho following mornings. SUNDAY STEAMKK FOR BALTIMORE. Steamer will leave for Baltimore on Sundays as follows: Waymnn's, 4.30 n. m.; Covey's, 6.00; Coward's, 5.15, Williston, 0.30; Ganey's, C.-I5; Kingston, 7.15; Dover Bridge, 7.30; Choptnnk, 8.30; Secretary, 9.30; Cambridge, 10.30; Trnppc, 11.45; Oxford, 1.00 p. m., arriving in Baltimore at 0.00 p. m., tho'samo dny. Freight received until 6.30 p.m.dailyfor all landings. E. E. WHEELER, Age'nt, Pior 5 LightSt., Baltimore. B. B. COIIEK, Agent at Williatcm. From FACTORY to CONSUMER. bujstUiSv'exact) ' Battan Itocker, , tbo largest Bizc ' over mnclR : per j dozen, SM.5O. ' Our n e w 112- i pngo catalogue coutnlniuK J'ur- i iiituie. Drape- ' rics, Crockery, i Baby Carriages, KofngerntorB. | Stoves, Lamps, ' Pictures, Mir- 1 rora, Bedding, etc., is yours for tbo asking. Special supplements just 'a-1 ed arc also free. Write to-day. CARPET CATALOGUE in litho- , praptied colors is nlso mailed frco. Write for it. If you wish samples, ( send 80. stamp. Matting fmmples also mulled for Sc. All C'arpct* sewed j free tliis month uiid OeiKlit paid on 89 piirchnscs nnd over. | $7.45 buys a mnde-to-your-meas- uro All-Wool Cheviot Suit, oxprcasngo prepaid to your Btiition. Write for frtfc catu- loguo and samples. Address (exactly as below), 1 JULIUS BINES SON, Dept. 909. BALTIMORE, MD. OJ 5c, a Yard, Our Motto is to Sell You Good Goods at Bottom Prices. K INVITE YOUR ATTENTION this week to our lino of W Ladies' Slippers and Oxfords which Imvo jutt arrived, and are second to none. We hnve nil grades, black iiad t:in, and nil prices. We have received this wrok ftlso a lot, of LADIES' SHOES, clienp in prico but liinh in quality. "We can sell you n pnir of shoos for §1.25 mui guarantee them to givo siili«f'ncli»it. Yon ought to see our 81.25, Sl.50 ami ?2 00 i»nules. Lndie-i' Shoos in stock r.-mging in prico from 65c. to $3.50 per Pair. A mwd slock «lso of M UN'S HOYS' a n t l C I I I L D I t K N ' S SIIOKS SOP thorn linforo purchasing. This suusnn is lit! re for STRAW HATS nnd we have them in all priens nnd stylo'.' Plonso remember our low prices on- Clothing. Suits for Men, from £1.76 to ?10.00. When You Paper Your House, Give us a onll for Paper. AVo Imvo nil grades, and lire selling at Uio risjlit price* -- sumo iis all our goods nrc.sold :t. Come in nnd sec us. R.AV.COLLIW DBNTON, MD. THE SPOT CASITSTORE. If all men were built alike tnilors might concede n point to tho clothier. .But us no two men arc exactly similar Clothing mndc to order is the only way to obtain a perfect Jit. It is our nim lo mnko Clothing tlmt is sdtisfnetory, in quality, lit, find workmanship. By giving strict attention to Iho measuring and cutting WP olihiin results that nro plcnsing to our patrons EASTON, MARYLAND, Chester River Steamboat Gomp'y Change of Schedule. Juno 1st, 1897, the stonmcr Em mil A. Ford, will lenve Chcslortowii at 7.00 n. m., daily, pxcopt Sunday, stopping fit llolph's, Hooker's, Quaker Xcck, and Quocnslowii. Leave Qnncnstown at 8.4G a. in., arriving in Bulliminc about 11.16. Returning, leave Jinltimoro'nt 3.15 p. m., arriving nt Queenstown ut 5.45, nnd Cliestertown ntT.SO. · Stcfimer 15. S. Ford will lenve Ccntro- villc daily, except Sunday, al 7.00 n. in., stopping nt landings on Corsica river, I5o- gle's, Jnckson Crook, nnd Kent Island, nnd arriving in .Baltimore at 11.00 n. m. licturning, leavo Baltimore nt 3.30 p. m., arriving at Conlrovillo at 7.30 p. in. · Stenmei 1 firnlitiulo will leave Rock Unll dnily, cvccpt Sunday, at 8.00 n. m., arriving in Baltimore at 10.15. Returning, leavo Baltimore at 4.00 p. m., arriving at Hock Hall at (5.15. GEO. WATWIBLD, President, J. E. TAYLOK, General A^ent Good Assortment of Millinery, HATS, TRIMMED and USTRIMMED. CA-LL AND SEE THEM. Miss IDA J. OF THE HOUSE. *Vc riinfFif K, p ur u'in o or sing, ! Uiy jolJj i,,. n«'si 01 do a fling TV' make n n.i-i\ Tho iloor might croak If u o sl'oukl wnllt. Wo .scarcely Or h ' T i r IP v. 'i!l,' bni'y tn'rcs p. imp I»eou we nljo;.M wuhu tho littlo olinp. A tlru ( \\'-ch nuibu 1 Jilu'ai'.s "^Jnio baby tilcops! Vr'I'c'ii Niby \VMkcs, ni\t lllMo f i n l i t u i . L ii.i -henvs W/iijii othoi 1 TjpojiM \vunt lo doze. At night, vlio-i folks Imvu fc'oiio to bed, Jio rmisus {hem n i l up instcnd IY u-iiit on him. }[n lights tho Inmp Ami w.irni- iii]): for Iho little scamp. PH VH I'M him uu mid down tho lloor, ^c/inuiiHien r-vu liouis .uul boinetimesmoro, And nurK) coiner rumiini;, iu n stow, To scr- what sin: fm timi cnn do, -^IKl Will niicl Him y, at Uiu low, ('.ill, "Vint 1 -, ilio iMHtter v.'ilh him now?" .-viid I'm vrai;i ( j u;i n r nil the clnttor To wond":' M'ltnt-on e.irth'.i tho mnttor. Sti'-li iiuMiat .'i ihf IIOUMJ ho makes '.ihi-ii buby wnkobl '·o, )f iistcvi 1 or if au-nlcc, 'i':ii- hnr",o exit-* · l i n e lor his sake, And .-.null u tiny lollow ho To lie bo-9 of tin-. Inmily I -Rv;i Lm-ctt In Independent. "HE MOHAMMEDANS. ·Tbc Onrer In WJiicli They Mix Up 3tuJJ[;Jm mid ?,Iunler. Tho m on Hi of R:mi;ubu, iu which tho flrtt purl of tho Koiuu is said to havo been revcnled, is observed as n fast by all- Mohammedans. Tho fast extends over the -whole "month of niging heat" and involves extraordinary self denial and wlf control. No food or drink of _anv kind innv ![ taken from daybreak until the appL-uraneo of tho stars at nightfall. Tlio ri^'or with which a Mohammedan obsorvct. thjs fiisi, and the- great gulf be- tweu its obborvauco and obedience to tlio moral codo are both illustrated by a story told in tho lifo of one of tho heroes of Iiidin, 'Major John Nicholson. "While Nioholbon in 1854 was deputy commissioner in Lfannu, a native Mlled his brother and was arrested. Ho was brought before Nicholson on a. very hot evening, looking parched and exhausted, for he had vullced many miles, aud it was tho month of Eamadau. "Why," exclaimed Nicholson, "is it possible you have walked in faat- tiiK on a rlay liko this?" "Tbauh God," answered tho Boa- nuchi, "I am n good faster." " Why diil you kill your brother?" "I saw a fowl Id lied last night, and tho tight of tho blood put th'o dovil into mo." "Ho hud ,chopped up his brother, Btood a long clvi^o aud been marched in horo, but_ ho was keeping tho fast," wrolo tin* commissioner to a friend, that ho niighc know what sort of blood-. Urn-sly rind bi70tod people ho, Nicholson, had to f,'nvfrn. Ono day a vrj'L'tched littlo child was brought bofi'i-j tlio commissioner. Ho Lad been ordered by his relatives of tho Wnziri trlbo ro poison food. "Don't yon kuow it is wrong to kill pooplo?" n.skod Kicholsou. · "f know it is wron.7 to kill with a ktiifo or n sword," answered tho child. "Why?" "Because the blood leaves marks," answered the tiained poisoner. A Pnthau chief, who fell by Nicholson's sido in ii slarmit-h, loft a littlo sou, upon whom the English officer lavished caro nnd attontiou. One day tho 7-year- old boynskerl his protector to grant him «i special invor. "Toll uie first what you want" "Only your pcrmi.ssion, sahib, to go and kill my cousins, tho children of your and my deadly enemy, my uncle, Faltri Khaii." 1 ' To kill your cousins?'' exclaimed tho Englishman, horrified at tho answer. "Yos, sahib, to lull all tho boys while they aro young. It is quite easy now." "You litrlo monster! Would you murder your own cousins?" "Yes, sahib, for if I don't they will certainly murdor me." Tho little boy wished to follow Pa- than usago and thought it very hard that his guardian should prevent his taking so simple a precaution. DID THE GIRLS PAINT? IIow t7io. Question YTnt Decided find n Dot I'uld. Two well known society swells went to tho Imperial theater ouo afternoon when "East Lynnc" was tho bill. A few evenings before there had been dis- cu'scd at thoir club the subject of women painting their faces. Several girls wore mentioned who wero suspected by th^ir admirers of wearing an artificial carnation bloom. Others defended the young d[imsj!s and said it was natural. IIow to find out and win a wager that was laid then and thero was tho subject of tho young men's visit to tho Imperial. "East Iiynuo" is a, play which ought to make all women cry, they reasoned, for it, makes even moil's throats grow thick. They sent tickets for reserved Rents to tlio girls under discussion, begging them to invite whomsoever they pleased of their acquaintances, .as they, the donors, would not bo nblo to escort them. ' The ruso was successful. In an upper box sat the young men ready to win or lose tho wager, and right below, in tho pavquot, where they could seo their faces and every move of their hands, wcro tho young women. Thero wore six of thorn, two of whom shod copious toarb and hesitated not to wipe them away with their handkerchiefs, while tlio other four never winced. Amozig thoso who did not cry wore tho girls suspected of laying on tho rod pigment, imd It was on just that evidence tlio bet hinged. That night i tlio wager wns paid with a supper at Ihe University club.--St. Louis Republic. SIio V/1H Tcnoh Bonnet Mllo. Valentino About, daughter of Edtnond About, tlio author, is going to open a "ahi=« in hat and bonnet making. " Everybody in Paris is surprised tit tho necessity for it, as during his lifetime About, kept opuu house in his hotel on the Hue do Donai, and ft fete that lie gave to tho Authors' society in tin 1 ho luid just bought at Pon- loisa is remembered as almost princely. By what rovorso of fortune About's faniilj'were left destitute nobody seoms to know. Although lie himself began lifo humbly as tho son of a grocer, his daughter wns n brilliant young society woman brought iip in luxury, and everybody is admiring tho courage with which she has undertaken to solvo tho difficult problem of tho "struggle for life."--Boston Woman's Journal. FREED F R O M J A I L BY D I C E , j FIELD GUNS IN WAE rriaourr Won Jailer's JS40O, Thou rhiyed \Vitll J.C3OO illlrt Liberty us Stupes. "Gettiug out of jail w i t h a gooil file seems ensy enough, "said 1:11 cx- f-heiiif ilio otbor d.iy, ' b u t I don't think I ever h-3i;r:l of L ^ t ouo case wlicro ;i ]jiiso:icr ii:.-i,;c j u s tvcnpo with a h.'.i.dfi-.l of dice. It hcsp^cu- cd ycais ago in uy county ;-,Uev I had ai'iGhtL'il a cr:i':L- ^uniljlcr Iroii: tbo \vc.-it fur h!iooli;i£ a Lir'ncr. The fai'uiev was ]iot I r i l l c 1, and tlie westerner viuh s.hnt up ;;i j a i l r.hiil court convcssntl. Tho ciimccs were that lin would lc srut t the peni- toiltiary for hiiit a (To:. en years at Icfiht. Ho wci'it ui;-i-';r i:ii iiamo cf Miko Ilnuklbr. I'liut, howovur, VUK an alias. "While I Wat ^011:3 ovei- the building out 1 ir.onii;:^ -i E U n i i ^ u camo tiy and ::; kucl to KCO Ilunkler. He Hiiid Uiat lliiiiklor V:;IH ;m nc qniuin;:iH'e of his and lie v a n t e d to talk \ v i t h him a b o u t bec-nrnig tlic fcervicos of a lawyer to ilulcncl him. I let tho nsim iu, b u t 1ol;l Kobiiihoit, the jailer, to watch him. "The iolJo'.ving uionnng while 1 wae nt brcaktiiKt a boy rushed in iiiul told me t h a t Hunklor had escaped. When I made an investigation,! discovered t h a t Robinson bad also disappeared. Later in the day I found a note from Robiusou addressed to me. He asked me to forgive bim, said it was an affair of honor and could not be helped. The escape was investigated by tho grand jury and after a long wrangle I was completely exonerated, as a trusted employee had played me false. The years rolled on and the escape hacl ceased to cause any comment. Some time afterward I got a telegram from Tennessee saying that Robinson was dead and that he had mnclo a request that I be notified. Five days later I received a lotter written by Robinson previous to his death m which he told me the whole story of the escape. ·'It seems the man who went to see Hnukler as his friend was a noted crook. He carried the prisoner a set of poker dice and a roll of bills amounting to about $500. That night, while Rohinaon was patroling tho jnil, Hunklor, who got to talking with him, asked if he,, did not want to shoot a few hands. The cubes were brought out, and Robinson eaid ho was the luckiest man with them in town. The jailer got $50 out of his wallet to start on, and despite his luck, he lost. Ho went back for another wad, and in due time that drifted over to Hunkler. Robinson had 8400 in all, and he promptly out. In an hour's tinao the last of his three years' pavings was gone. Noticing bis dejection, Hunkler after awhile said: Robinson, I will make this proposition. I will give you a chance to win your money back and mine, too, oil one throw. ' I'll put up $000, and if you win, you got all. If 1 win, you let me escape tonight. ' Robinson thought over the matter for 15 minutes, and finally agreed to play one poker hand to tho fill. Robinson won the toss, and had to play 'first. He pitched out the dice and then looked down on two pairs, queens and jacks. He kept thu queens and then took the three other cubes for the second throw. Ho got another pair of jacks and an ace. He cursed his tuck, but throw again to the queens. Eo turned another queen and a pair of aces. "Huuklor took the dice to beat :ho full. Ho rattled ihoin long and carefully, and when they hit the jail floor he smiled as he saw three. reiSs. Another 'ten would set him free, with $000 iu his pockets. On :bo beoond throw ho made a pair of jacks, but they did not free him. Robinson held his breath on tho :hird toss, and to his sorrow he saw the Incky ten turn. He told Huuk- ,er he was free, but that he had made himself an outcast. At 1 o'clock tho next morning the two slipped away, Robinson refusing to iccept a dollar from Huukler." -ion Letter in New York Sun. j THEY ARE THE FAVORITE WEAPON: AMONG MILITARY MEN. Perpetual Moduli. Scientists havo for a long time jast recognized the impossibility of jerpotiuil motjon. About.a hundred ,'eare ago tho Acadcmio lioyalo des Sciences at Paris passed a resolution that it would no longer entertain letters upon this subject, nnd it included with it the quad- rature of the circle, tho trisection of tho arc and tho duplication of tho cube. But in spite of this there were taken out of England and France alone during tho ton years ending 1870 no less than 119 patents for perpetual motion. It is hardly to be expected that tho chevalier d ['Indus- trie should keep his talents clear from perpetual motion, and so numerous swindles have been perpetuated with reference to it. One of them was discovered in 1840 by a famous engineer in Paris. Tho exhibitor had his machine upon n table on a bare stage, but tho practiced ear of tho engineer detected tho altei nation of speed and slowness which is invariably present when a crank is worked by hand. He and his companion sprang upon tho stage, and in spito of tho exhibitor overturned tho table, and found a pair of wires running down inside one of its legs. These, on being followed, were found to stretch under the stage and out to a back yard, where perpetual motion in persona was found holding a piece of bread in one hand and turning a crank with the other.-- London Standard. . Those Tjong Hnngro Dc-rtth Dealers Can Be Fired With Great Rapidity, Are as Ac f curnto i?.s Rfllra nt Their liaugc and Ex- I nrt Tremojidous Energy. The betterment of tho modem flelc pun is fully equal to tho dovclopmcul uf other of military armament, j It h;;s been especially rapid within tho hist dozen years. Tho work of specialists and tho results of extended tests huvo ended iu tlio production of a weapon of groat accuracy aud of titauio torco. Tho field guii of today is tho favorite weapon of the military man, and ho expects from it sonio very remnrk- iblc demonstrations when opportunity to uso it occurs. . Napoleon is credited with tho remark that Providence is always on the side of tho heavy artillery, but the artillery which Napoleon know was not worthy to 1)0 mentioned on the same day with the light, graceful and 'deadly arm with which the moderns nro prepared to do slaughter. Tho first gi-etit step forward was taken when the breechloading action was invented. Well known scientific rules of boring and tlio improve mciit in projectiles and powders Imvo doiio the rest. Tlio field'gun now in uso by tho powers is as accurate at its range as n rifle and has tremendous energy. The United States has no better field guns than thoso with which tho armies of Germany and Franco aro armed, but they aro every bit as good. Like our other ordnan.ce, they aro nil mado on this sido of tho water. The American manufacturer yields to no one in ability to innlco .1 perfect weapon. Indeedmauy of tho chief improvements in field guns nnd in the larger sizes, sometimes called "siege" guns, orotho products of American brains. Tho flold gnus of tho United States army nro maclo at Watervliet, N. Y.,' just as tho large guns for the navy and for coast defoiiKO nro turned out at \Vashiugtou. They have a caliber of a littlo nioro than three inches, are, of course, breochlondiug, nre rather lougthy for their width and aro lightly but sti ongly mounted. They use a pointed shell which explodes either on concussion or by timo fuse, generally the ioruier, aud are fired with great rapidity. ·Enufi gun of a battery is in command of a lieutenant, who, mider tho eye of his superior, sights it anQ directs its working. Ho has his elevation, depression and wind gaugo formulze at his fingers' ends, and with him good shooting is mainly a question of care. The powder .used in theso guns is of the siniillor grained brown hcxngonal kind, though tho pheroidal is preferred for some calibers. The recoil of this gun on. level gronnd is 26 feet, with tho wheels unlocked. With tho whcols locked it recoils five feet, and is run-forward and resighted very swiftly. Its point blank range is 2,200 yards. It can be made effective at n much greater distance, of course, but oflieers prefer that range for accurate shooting. It fell to mo soino seven years ago to report tho first field trial given tho Watervliet guns. ' Thrco of them wero sent to Fort Sam Houston at San Antonio, whero Light Battery F, Third artillery, was stationed under command of Major Jfiincs B. Burbank, a most capable officer, now attached to the staff of tho governor of Now York. Major Curbauk was instructed to try them out thoroughly, and. for this purpose selected an ideal range on G:m:ihl's ranch, 00 miles north of San Autouio. Tho guns were pluuted in lino and 20 feet apart on tho sido of a green hill and pointed across n shallow valley. (Jii tho opposito hill, 2,200 yards away, a tent fly was put up as a target. It was 15 by 9 feet iu dimension and was stretched on two poles. At that distance it looked like nothing in tho world so much as n man's pocket handkerchief. Olio shot was fired as a rango finder, and that shot proved tlio range was found. Then tho work began. For half on hour thoso guns pitched shells through or under or over tho target, according to the firing directions, with as much accuracy as a man would uso a Winchester rifle at 100 yards. Tho work was done with the precision of a clock. Thero was tho rush of tho piece into its first position, tho quick command to load, the rapid aim and discharge, tho faint scream of tho shell, the puff of smoke and dull report as it struck and tho dust rose up in a pillar. When it was ended, we rode across the valley and up tho opposite slope to tho spot whore tho tent fly had stood. Bits of it lay about'hero and thero. Ono of tho poles wns bitten short off. For 50 yards bolow^ tho other polo, for 80 yards on cither sido of it and for 100 yards abovo it tho earth was not plowed --it was harrowed. An ant could not havo lived on tho ground. It was not difficult to imagine what would hnve become of an opposing force. Men aud horses would havo been dead and all guns dismounted in fivo minutes after tho firing began. There could havo been no bettor illustration of tho absolutely fatal character of these piecea It was found that they did not become unmanageable through heat, that tho breech mechanism displayed no sign of Itrain, that tho recoil was not greater th:ui was calculated and that accuracy was as perfect with the last shell as with tho first- Thoso findings wero reported to tho Washington authorities, and tho manufacture of tho guns went on. The regular army is now thoroughly supplied with thorn.--Ohicago Times- Herald. Tito Jewels. "These," exclaimed Cornelia, as has often been related, "are my jewels 1" Now, tho father of tho Gracchi was a plain, unassuming man, much inclined to simplicity--a man, in brief, who cut more wood than ice. "Aren't they just n trifle loud, my dear; 1 " ho oiico ventured to protest when tho jewels wero us yet quite now. --Detroit .Tournal. Paris and Marseilles aro connected by telegraph linos entirely underground. They aro placed in iron pipes and hurled four feet beneath tho surface, with manholes 3,000 feet apart. It cost nearly £1,500,000 to bury tho wires. At tho present rate of increase tho population ot tho earth will double itself in 200 years. CAWDOR CASTLE. How Macbeth, IVlio Founded It, H»p- |itic-(l to Solcct It» Site. The late Earl of Cawdor was tho owner of two charming residences in WH!CS--Stackpelo Court, Pembroke- shire, whcro ho died, and Golden Grovo, Carmarthenshire--but -these wore incrc pleasure houses by comparison with tho imces^ral' homo of tho Caaipbolls, Cawdor castle at Nairn. This fiuo north British dwelling ro- inuiued almost undisturbed from tho death of Sir Hugh Campbell in I71G for a period of newly 160 years, ·when it wiis conscientiously restored by its late owner. Cawdor castlo itself had its rise in a fierce and wild age, around which traditions of a h-.i'/.y uaturo clus- tor. It is a legend in Nairn that tho murder by Macbeth was committed ill uu old chamber of the castle tower, and visitors wishing to conduct themselves with gravity and respectful rover- eucs aro expected to receive this story with an expression of solemnity not nn- tiugcd with awe. That the "silver skin" of King Duncan was "laced with his golden blood" iu this particular apartment is a fublo that iieed not uow be enlarged upon. Cawdor castlo by its outward aspect is, however, strongly suggestive in its gaunt and minatory massiveuess of. tho lievce and troublous times of tho ambitious Macbeth. Tho story goes "that the thouo who founded it wus much concerned about tho choice of an abode and was warned in a dream to place his worldly wealth in a coffer and to bind it upon the back of an ass and wherever tho animal should halt to set about his work Tho ass "came to a saudstill at tho rnshctbum at the third hawthorn from tho starting point 1 ' and lay down. Curiously enough, as if to confirm this tradition, to this day in tho dungeon beneath the tower a hawthorn grows. The other two trees havo disappeared, tho last one as lately :is 183G. Many stirring tales nro told of tho later history of Cnwdor castlo, which camo to bo left uutwiauted for long years owing to tho Campbells departing for Wales, where they married young ladies with amplo fortunes.-St. James Gazette. WHERE THE JOKE CAME IN. Tlio Hoy* Hauled the Profcflgor Hack, Much to Their Chagrin. A very good story is told of -the head of a- college -who was the possessor of .1 very clumsy, old fiishioucd, vehicle to which ho was very partial · and which ho constantly used in riding through tho streets of tho town, to the disgust of most of tho students. A plan was formed among gonio of · tho boys that on y, certain night they would remove this offensive . vehiclo from the coachhouso to a wood about half a mile from the college. Their intention was to run the carriage into tho" thickest of the woods and underbrush and leavo it thero. But tho principal by- some menus learned or suspected their intention. Accordingly, in the "eveuiug, ho quietly went out to the coachhouse, and, well wrapped up, crouched in a corner of tho carriage and waited. Soon tho boys came, very stealthily, and, without looking into the vehicle, began their operations very quietly, and in whispers, nud with many a "Hush" nnd "Take care" nud "Look out," they succeeded in getting it ont of tho houso and yard and into the road. There they wero all right, but they were puzzled to find the thing so heavy to haul, and amid grumblings aud puff- ings and pautiugs, varied occasionally with a strong expression of disgust, they succeeded in reaching the woods, tho principal listening to their complaints and rather enjoying tho situation. . Having with some difficulty backed the carriage into the brush, they bejr.iu to congratulate each other on tho success of their maneuver. The old Rentlc- rnan, letting down the window, to their titter surprise and alarm, very quietly said: "Now, young gentlemen, jnst tako me back very carefully, if you please," --Spare Moments. , Bird* M Surgeon*. Some interesting observations mado by M. Fatio on tho surgical treatment of wounds by birds were recently brought before tho Physical society of Geneva. In these it was established that the snipe had often been observed in repairing damages. With its beak aud feathers it makes a very creditable dressing aud has oven been known to secure a broken limb by "means of a stout ligature. On one occasion M. Fatio killed a snipe which Imd on its chest a largo dressing composed of down from other parts of tho body'and securely fixed to the body by coagulated blocd. Twice' he had" siiipo with interwoven feathers strapped on to the site of a fracture of ouo or other limb. The most interesting example was that of a siiipo both of whoso legs ho had unfortunately broken by a inisdirected shot.- Ho only recovered it on tho following day, -when, ho found that the wounded bird had · contrived to apply dressings nnd a sort of splint to both limbs. In carrying out this operation some feathers had become siitaiigled round the book, and not being able to use its claws to get rid of them the poor creacnro wns almost dead From hunger when found. -- Public Opinion. Clgnrs and Kcrvousnei*. "You're nervous," said tho doctor. "Quito right," admitted the patient 'That's why I senc for you." "Tho only thing for you to do," ex- jlaiued tho doctor, "is to give up sinok- ug entirely." "I don't smoke at all, ".aiisweral tho patient. "Ah 1" said tho doctor. "Then the thing for you to do is to smoke a good cigar or a pipe occasionally. It has a very soothing effect." It's easy to prescribe vrheu you know tow. --Ohicago Poiat. Proof of It. "I suppose Sascy aud Slims ore Iwth truthful men?" "Absolutely so. Neither of them is capable of making a misstatement of fact. Why?" "Oh, I just hoard them calling each other liars."--Detroit Frco Press. IN FW SPA PER Of tho eggs exported from Russia to other parts of Europe 25 pat cent aro brokcu or bttvo to bo thrown away before they get into tho haiids of cou- Komors. ._ TM N F W S F A P F . R f l R C H I V E C

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