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j Around this ring are arranged a numfrEXCITES INTEREST; ber of bags of sand which are of convenience In ascending and descending; TRIP OF THE and within easy reach are the handles THE SUCCESSFUL of "wings, one extending outto a BICYCLE FLYING MACHINE. , ward pair on either side. These wings are the agencies, as there is no rudEasily der. guiding jjew York World Reporter When it la desired to rise, the BeBdslfely Oulded the 6hIp-- The himself backward In his cant? operator nson of Bein High Up In the seat, thereby throwing the wings at a They Recognized Their. Old Friend and Were Overjoyed. Considerable excitement was caused In the big zoo at Glen Island by an Incident which demonstrated the memory and sagacity of a huge African lion, and a 1 ioness. The beasts had been yawning before several thousand people, i J slight upward inclination. The propeller being in brisk motion, the tendency is to draw the machine forward and to push "it upward. The device is so simple that one would scarcely expect it to work, yet by this means the reporter has ascended often to heights of 1,000 to 2,000 feet.' The operation Is. reversed when the aeronaut wishes to descend. In turning around, either, one or the other of the side wings is turned so as to offer its surface to the wind. The other side, meeting no resistance, swings around immediately. The operator may' thus point the machine in any direction he When the wind is blowing pleases. very strong it is best to point the forward end directly to windward, as, owing to its peculiar shape, the balloon part of the structure offers very little resistance in this position. The air strikes the point first, and; then seems to loose its force in passing around the convex surface. It is thought by some scientific men that an object may be even moved forward towards the wind under these conditions, It being argued that the wind passes around the sides of the structure and closes in behind, giving the whole machine a forward tendency. The ball nozzle1 has been explained on this principle. During the. sixteen or eighteen trips made by the reporter in 'practice an- - Air. XTRAORDINARY interest has - . "been . -- by the recent succes s'f u 1 aroused ;U the trip of airship, World's ?t " k "The Ad ; in ' ti Of :n ty j -- In the eastern part of Brooklyn, w h e r e the ascent was made, little else has weeks past. Orfor been talked about a story about dinarily, a person hears a flying machine with a iD airship or rood deal of scepticism, but when one confronted with evidence in the shape 3f the machine in actual operation, 'it And that is Is difficult not to believe. was that of evidence provided tie sort of persons just two for thousands weeks ago Saturday, who were so formate as to be on the spot when "The tforld" rose proudly and Intelligently into the air, or who chanced to be somewhere In the line of its flight from Brooklyn to New York city; back to Long Island and thence to Yonkers, the New York World. The entire made pursuant to a set design was yip World reporter, who operated the jf the machine. It was no foolhardy venture, md the outcome could hardly have been s- - 7 New World," York. . ; . ; when something suddenly attracted their attention. They bounded against the bars of the cage as if in a vain at tempt to gain their freedom, and at the same time let out a series of roars that could be .heard halt a mile away. The tigers in the adjoining cages became interested and added their- roars and growls. In an instant every animal in the big zoo, and there are over 1,000 of them, had joined in the frightful chorus. The shrillj bark of the hyenas and wolves was heard above the rest, and added actual terror to the scene. Finally the huge elephant Siam caught the fever and, holding his trunk high in the air, gave a roar that was plainly heard at the other side of the sound. The fawns and deer and the little baby zebu dashed Into the sheds, trembling with fright, while the monkeys groveled with terror at the bottom of their cages. Walter Bannister, the keeper, and half a dozen! assistants were at once on the scenej to make an investigation. It puzzled them. There was no apparent cause for the excitement, yet the big lions continued their roars and bounded about the cage, "Turn the hose on him; he's got mad, suggested one of the spectators, who said he knew all about lions, as he had read a book on animals in his boyhood. Things were becoming furious, when an elderly man forced his way through the crowd j , ' I j ' j BEAR AND BABY STORY. Theme, but the It Is an Make It Worth Telling. ;FaSEQUEL TO A ROMANCE LATELY Mrs. Samuel Gibbons, of Clarksburg, DEVELOPED. while picking berries with her two small children and two Met n la Kin for the First Time Peter nieces last Friday, had an exciting ad- Bennett Left Ills Young Wife Before venture. Mrs. Gibbons and tne cnn-dre- n had gone up the old Eliza Their Child Was Born Comes Back Keatchum road, which is unused and to Find Her a Married' Woman. partially overgrown, and they were raspberries. Mrs. Gibbons had IKE a page from picking boy with her fiction is the story left her . in the shade Stella daughter of an affair that oc- of a: beside a! spring, and she, curred at Sand Hill, with thicket, her nieces, Reda and Fannie Gibnear Montoursville, was busily engaged, a short disone day the past bons, tance down the road, when 'little Stella week. It was a came running down crying and screammeeting of - child ing: "Baby's crying, and there's an and father, neither and It is a of whom had ever awful noise in the bushes, The mother was acseen each other, yet big black thing." quainted with backwood districts, and the child is now a she knew it was a bear with cubs,; and woman of 20 years. This meeting Is the baby crying the chances of the litthe sequel of a story, the first chapters tle one's escaping were small irideed. of . which were ' enacted more than 20 The heart was faint, and she years ago near Huntersville, this told mother's her nieces she couldn't bear the county. There was living there at that sight of her mangled child in the bear's time, with her parents, a pretty girl named Hill. One day a jaws. Little Reda started toward the baby traveling salesman, Peter M. Bennett, first and said: "I'll get baby some way." not yet 20 years of age, met the pretty chilcountry lass and fell in love with her. Then the mother and the little Bennett's home; was in Sullivan county, dren bravely hurried up the road. On and after the first meeting with the girl coming to the spot where the baby lay his 'visits to Huntersville were of fre- the mother screeched, and that screech by her husband, who was quent occurrence. The marriage of the was heard in the valley a mile and a half couple followed, and for a season their haying ;. cup of bliss seemed overflowing. But away. to The saw was she enough sight their immature age prevented that stamadden for any mother, through that bility so necessary in married life. Both were quick tempered, and in a thicket came a bear, growling and short time their career was marked by showing no signs of fear. Reda dartfrequent quarrels.1 In the heat of one ed ahead, grabbed the baby, and placed of these disagreements Bennett left his him in his mother's arms. They then wife. She believed his absence Would ran, the children clinging to the only be temporary, but as the days wore mother's skirts and the mother claspon into weeks and he failed to return, ing the crying baby closely to her she began to despair. She was in a breast. And they did not stop until condition that would in a short time they reached the back road, fully of a mile distant. There necessitate extra care, and it seemed met Mr. Gibbons, who had heard hard that the young husband should they desert her just at this timer Two the screaming and was hurrying months after his departure a girl baby toward them from the hay field. This is the story that a Transcript was born to them. Years rolled by and no word was received from the missing representative gained in an interview husband and father. The baby grew with the mother and their children at to healthy childhood and was subse- their home. It is believed two cubs were with the quently adopted by kind neighbors. She was given the name of Lou. Mrs. bear, for large and small bear tracks Bennett procured legal separation from were seen in and about this , thicket her husband on the ground of desertion, Sunday, when an unsuccessful hunt was and afterward became the wife of made for bruin. Mrs. Gibbons said she Roland Else. Mr. and Mrs. Else now met an aged and thickset man .Saturreside in Warrensyille, this county. day, who said he had seen a bear and two cubs on the nfountain that day. The child Lou grew to young womanhood, and a year or so ago was wedded There is much talk in Clarksburg of a to Horace Usmar. Mr. and Mrs. Usmar grand bear hunt. now live at Sand Hill, a village on the road leading from Williamsport to Dttg Up Gold in Michigan. Frank Lounshury and Augustus Fox Montoursville. One day the past Week g, there came to the Usmar home a dug up a box full of gold nuggets and was quartz on the, farm of Lewis Potter at stranger. He Peter M. Bennett, father, of Mrs. Usmar, Dimondale, Mich.. It was worth $20,-00Forty-fiv- e now a practicing physician of Detroit, years ago an EnglishM'ch. He was able to prove his identi- man named Can moved into the localHe was poisoned; fication beyond doubt, and the meeting ity. Before his between daughter ana father was a death he hid all his gold in the vicinity. happy one.- - Mr. --Bennett spent several He confided his secret to neighbors, but d days with his daughter and they never located the treasure. Mr. then returned to his home in the west, Potter thinks there! is more gold on his where he has a family consisting of wife farm besides that discovered by Louns-bur- y and Fox. and daughter. He came east to visit his mother, who is ill at her home in Made Insane by Quack Medicine. Sullivan f county, and while there Dora Remsen, of Jamaica, Li. I., Mrs. learned of the whereabouts of his was to Bloomingdale asylum last' sent daughter. Bennett has acquired considerable wealth,! and is said to be a week, a raving maniac. Miss Remsen a stout young woman, and a few physician of high standing in Detroit. was months ago commenced taking a quack He said he never forgave himself for In a short while the reducer. having left his young wife under the flesh circumstances he; did, but that their compound affected her mind so that quarrels were of such frequent occur- she became violent. rence that he, in his youth, FINANCIAL SCHOOL, r concluded they were better off apart. Chicago's rich people returned to the OWEN Y A GLOBE-TROTTEassessors of last year $2,000 worth of Postal Clerks Famous Dog Starts on a diamonds and $74 worth of silver table": ware,-, ''I Trip Around the World. Massachusetts is one of the richest of Oweny, the postal clerks' famous dog that has traveled over the United the state, having a valuation of real States, sailed frond San Francisco' the and personal property amounting to other day for a trip around the world. Virginia is not so wealthy as before Early in June Oweny came to Tacoma the war, at least in the estimate of the and made a trip to Alaska Returning, he inspected a China steamer lying at first families, but still has a valuation . the-- dock, and seemed interested in it. of $318,331,441. The other morning. Assistant PostmasRhode. Island, in proportion to size ter Stockings made arrangements for and population is among the richest assessed him to go around the world. He will of our commonwealths, being ' TWENTY LONG YEARS. THE LIONS ROARED. Old-Fashion- ed . - ten-year-o- ld . " - old . ' . . . ; three-quarte- rs j fine-lookin- well-dress- ed 0. -- new-foun- , r hot-head- ed R. THE AEROCYCLE JUST AS IT AS CENDED. 1 - .at i I ti a to other method of guiding or of assisting in guiding the airship was discovered. This is to incline the body In whatever direction it Is desired to go, In order to turn to the right or left, it is simply necessary to lean in the direction desired. In fact, the whole process is so simple and the sensation of being so hign in perfect safety and with the power to control one's movements is so agreeable, that once you have made a trip you will be a confirmed sky bicyclist. When moving about the upper atmosphere at pleasure the air navigator feels a sort of pity for those who are so unfortunate as to be forced to remain on the earth. They are subject to all terrestial conditions to earthquakes, lightning and tempest and due process of the law. The World airship navigator, on the other hand, may escape all these Inconvenient things. He can approach the earth near enough to carry on a conversation In a? moderate tone; and1 then,, with a simple movement of the body, a slight change in the inclination of Its axis, he soars "erial navigation; above your head until his flight The reporter had become familiar upward is stopped only bjv the absence of suf-- ; 'ia the manipulation of the at airship by fatigue of ficlent air to breathe, or ' "Balloon Farm" of Prof. Carl E. the leg muscles. f7 the inventor, in Herkimer coun-if- j, In its present condition the airship is n ElPeriments have been by leg power, which, over a considerable period, the operated entirely more "or less unsatisfacIs . of course, elng to make the ultimate trial at , a quiet atmosphere, when tory. In York" city a success, and, to there is no or very little wind blowing, could possible feature that one can get along very well, by simply t0 a Hure. The reporter violent pushing the pedals. When awould tt!e difflculty in knack the be it getting c. v gale Is blowing, however,more vigorous desirable to have some e couIci handle it as deftly as the j motive power." If some such power himself. , were provided the machine might e remembered, according to Its way into the eye of the Ascription and illustration printed easily make hurricane.1 I1.' Sunday V7orld, that the U airship ;clled by a huge sail propeller, Nearly KUled by a Rooster. . Waterbury; uonn., gin '"Ose used on a bicycle. A .. The accif the machine is shape named Teems met with a peculiar lost her life. like a spindle, being a doi. dent In which she nearly which a rooster, of cotton materia I, She 'began teasing , bag face the in attacked her ii. filled with hydrogen. Tl'( turned and v child The 13 situated In front or the oj severing the temporal artery. Vr, puyb.-- i r. in , r o Ktnttnl 'rtil was bleeding to death wnen uie flow. the a concentric ring of steel cian arrived and stopped than successful, although many ffco saw the ascent marveled at the lsronaut's daring, and expressed being' satisfied to remain on we earth. Thei reporter, however, had iarefnlly experimented with the alr-i- lj before making this ascent in public. He was fully aware. In the first face, that the' trip would be jus as laie aa a ride in a trolley car, and, per-tap- s, indeed, a' good deal safer. And, la the second place, he was perfectly confident that he would' be able .to faiJe the machine, though a rather stiff ,ind was blowing at the time. No claim i3 made here that the World's ilrsilp I3 a mechanical bird, or a invention, which can be made 10 In the teeth of a fierce rapidly j -3. Any such claim is absurd on its But it i3 asserted with perfect sincerity that a machine has been de- se4 and constructed which Is capable 61 being guided at the will of the op-- I when the weather Is anything for,farorable. Such a machine is the "orld'a airship. Such a machine was at vhich has solved the problem of 3tier them-lelyes'- i Ha er mi-ifacBlo- as : as ; 2- I. At V t ' . ; - -- ! sail co. I j f i I j i " f con--2U- KS 3d ellm-eve- ry .0 ' s. ,:of. ' 10-year-- , ' v'--e- V. V; . , 1 , "This is all my fault, sir," he said to Mr. Bannister. j"My name is Tom Le roy, and I've handled lions all my life." As he spoke he stepped over the railing, Mr. Bannister at once recognized the name and made way for him. The man went close to the cage and thrust his two arms between the bars. The lions for a moment! seemed frantic, then quieted down and began to lick the man's hand as the crowd fell back, ex pecting each Instant to see the 'man in jured. ;He explained to Mr. Bannister afterward that he had trained the lions to do many tricks years ago, and had traveled with them for many seasons He had not seen them for some years, yet they recognized him the moment he came within sight of the cage," and made an' uproar that was quieted as soon as he .caressed them. The beasts had passed through several dealers' hands before coming to Glen Island and it was not known that they were trick lions until Mr. Leroy informed Mr. Starln s representative, New York ' Tribune. : j ons the Northern Pago to Hong-Kon- g cific steamer Victoria as the guest of at $252,536,673. . ; Only 27 per cent of the capital of this will The Panton. John Captain captain country is owned by men holding besteammail him an. aboard put English tween $100,000 .worth and $1,000,000 er bound for London, via Indja and worth of property. Suez.. Oweny will thence be' sent to Mississippi, from being one of the New York and back to Tacoma. Oweny attained excellent rank is now .15 years old. He started travel- poorest, hasSouthern states. Its wealth the among ing from Albany, N. Y., many years is valued at $110,628,129. ago. A postal clerk took a fancy to When the last census was taken the him and put about' his neck a tag bearof the railroad property in this value ing the inscription: "Be kind to country was considered to be equal to Oweny." Ever since he has traveled the with the postal clerks. He is now fat as cost of construction and equipment, reported by the railroad companies. and lazy, and will probably die evenNo account was taken of the increased tually of overfeeding, as the clerks vie valuation. : r with each 'other in taking good care of An authority on clothing estimates . him. that every man, woman and child in this country has at least $10 worth of Almost Too Tender. clothes. This would make the valua"Like mistress, like maid," is a say- tion of our national garment exceed ing that is probably of teneri true than $600,000,000. . "like master, like man." The story is to returns of the In 1880, according told that Mile. Augustine Brohan, a the tenth census, the United Statesi was who celebrated French comedienne, was extremely human to all animals, no the wealthiest of all nations, Great matter how humble, one day at table, Britain being second; and there is no found a fly caught on her plate. She doubt that the last fifteen years have took it up tenderly with her thumb and greatly widened the gap between us and the English. j finger and called her maid. "Marie," 1880 In the real estate of this country she said, "take this fly be careful, was at $7,000,000,000, and the outdoors estimated him and put don't hurt him went away; personal property at $5,100,000,000; in The girl took up the fly and but presently Mile. Brohan saw her 1870 the real estate was valued' at while the personal property standing near, with a troubled expresto $4,300,000,000; in 1880 diminished had she face. on her "Well, Marie," sion Insaid, "did you do as I told you?"- "No, the real property had still further mademoiselle; I have the fly still. I creased to $13,000,000,000, and personal-, property had diminished to $3,900,000,couldn't venture to put him outdoors it was raining, and he might have taken 000. It is not believed that the value ; j : Couldn't Swallow the Whale Story. Rev. Henry W. PInkham, pastor of a Baptist church at Bridgeport, Conn., recently preached a sermon about Jon ah, In which he jtook the stand that the whale did not r swallow the nroDhet Now, he is going to resign because his congregation says the Bible says the whale did swallow Jonah, and therefore it must be true, Rev. Pinkham became prominent some months ago, when one Sunday morning he placed on either side of his reading desk a kettle of beer, which he said he had bought on his way to church.. ; j j ' . 1 - 10-m- ile 487-pou- nd . - " Baby Bliss' Pacing Mate. Omahate smallest cycling expert is a child 4 years old. She rides a wheel. She takes long rides in the country (with her mother almost every turn without day, and can 6.6 a of evidence least the fatigue. She has made several exhibition rides at fairs, cold!" the last at Ottumwa, Iowa, where she rode with Baby Bliss, the God is motherhood multiplied by " ' of rider Chicago. , V. finity. 16-in- ch i : in- THE REWATtD OF HONESTY. It Is Not AlWaya So Free and Generoci as to lie I :nco Vry "The case presented inurging. last night't ' of! a of reward $10 paper being ihe return of $50 reminds me ofpaido a similar anecdote only different," said th ancient New England member of thi club to a Utica reporter. "It happened in Providence (R. L) forty years aga when the city contained but one millionaire, who, was an old Scotchmar named Alexander Duncan. One, das Mr. Duncan, in leaving his office dropped a large roll of bank notes irr the street. his eye, but not that of the small boy, who is arounc everywhere, and who pounced upon the bills Immediately; The roll contained $500. When Mr. Duncan received it he eagerly counted the money and, finding it correct, he turned to the boy and said: 'I thank; ye, my little man. Then, noticing the. look of dismay in the poor lad's countenance, he.feit In his trousert pocket and fished out a coin, which he handed to the finder; of his wealth. And the coin represented what do you They-escape- . think?" "Five dollars?" ; d , " .. ! . ;. j ' "A dollar.?" "A half dollar?" "A quarter of a dollar?" j , , : , it . : . , "Just half of that. It was an old Spanish coin . that we used to call a ninepence in New England and that j you would call a shilling in New York In other words, it was twelve and a hali 'cents which Alexander Duncan, the millionaire of Providence, paid ta the honest boy who found and returned to r him $500." j A POET'S LICENSE. Squeezed the Hand of an Empreu in th Fervor' of Recitation. i G. W. Smalley, in "Studies of Men,"" relates the following incident: "Tennyson was one of thel party Invited some years since by Sir Donald Currle on a yachting trip, the yacht provided being., an ocean steamer pf the South Africa line, known as ,4.he Pembroke Castle-M- r. Gladstone was another guest, I', think certainly he was on one of the two or three trips then taken. There was on, board a young English girl since married and dead whose beauty and intelligence and: charm were all. remarkable. Tennyson attached himself to this brilliant and sympathetic creature. He was often asked to read,, and it became his habit to read holding, her hand, which, in, the fervor of recitation; he often pressed. The ship put in-aCopenhagen, and the Princess of. Wales and the Empress of Russia, theme on a visit to her old home, came oa board. Therel was luncheon, and ' Tennyson was asked to read; and did, sitting between the Empress on one side and the English girl on the other. When it wsis over and they had gone up on deck,! he asked the girl whether she thought the Empress liked it. 'Well,' answered she, 'her Majesty must have thought It a little unusual." 'What do you mean?' 'I mean that T don't think the Empress is in the habit of having her hand squeezed in public even by poets.' It seemed proper to Tennyson to offer to the Empress his most humble apologies for,his mistake. The Empress laughed, and told him she had enjoyed the reading extremely' . -- t . after-luncheo- n Has Gray Whiskers and a Terrier. A bicycle seems to call out a man's latent peculiarities with unfailing certainty, and there are always Interest; ing examples of such development to among the riders in the park or on the roads. A gray whiskered man rides on the boulevard almost every.day with a small Skye terrier "in a wire basket fastened to the front of the bicycle just below the handle bars. He-habeen riding this way for severar months, and is never seen without the. dog. The animal's expression is! a cu rious combination of terror and ennui, and there is an alertness in his look which might. be understood to indicate-- ' that he would jump out at the first op portunity. Other similar riders are to be seen on the road every day, but unfortunately all of them are hot so harmless. New York Sun. be-see- n s ; Plants Boarded for 50 Cents a Month. Boarding houses for plants are a novel Institution, designed for the housing: of plants for families who close up their city houses for several months during the summer. Every woman who loves flowers is at! her wits' end to devise of having her plants cared for while she is away. In the case of a large and valuable collection this becomes a serious matter. Often Jn the spring and summer anyone passing a florist's may see in his window a strip of painted glass or, some other sign,, bearing the words: "Boarding House for Plants, 50 Cents Apiece." A few of. the establishments offer accommodations for 25 cents. This price covers a month's board and lodging for a single potted plant. -- Cleveland's Flag. Just at the eastward of Gray Gable stands a flagpole, which towers 50 feet high toward the clear blue of the summer sky. The moment he leaves the place an American flag, which waves-frothe apex of the flagstaff, is lowered, which tells all onlookers that the he-i- s president is not at home, for, when at home the glorious starpangled banner Is always whipping about the sighing vind. Many a marine glass m . sweeps the flagstaff from cottages and hamlets miles around, and many glass owners smile whe$ they see the flag is not flying and mutter to themselves "Cleveland has gone fishing again." "Maudle's Busy Week. ' ' Following is a society item from Ce-d- ar Point, Kan.: "Maud Hastings was busy while here last week. She of the personal property actually de- pretty John broke most Sayrt'e colt to ride, raked creased; the difference arising,in evad- alfalfa,; pitched wheat and killed : a, probably, from increased, skill Come snake. again, Maudle." ing the assessments.