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ALEXANDRIA, - LOUISIANA.
STRIKING A BURGLAR.
How a Bold Intruder Came to Fall With
a Dull, Sickening Thud.
Some men are forever speaking of
their desire to have a burglar visit their
apartments when the curtains of night
are closely drawn. They delight in
boasting of the manner in which they
would enlarge the pores of a felonious
rambler's hide if he came in on the quiet,
and how they would with almost super.
human efforts throttle the scamp until his
jugular vein stood out on his neck like a
row of potatoes in May and his flushed
tongue posed over under his left ear.
Now this is well enough in theory, and
sounds eloquent in day-light. But when
a fellow is aroused from sweet slumber
by the footfall of a red-eyed "duffer"
seaking "lucre," there are questions
which well up in his mind like this:
"Am I his or is he mine? Am I in his
room or is this mine? Is the air not
rather close in here for my lungs?"
I was once given a room on the
fourth floor of a strange hotel, and
knew little of the surroundings. There
was a haunted air about the room that
caused me to feel a little uncomfortable.
I took my lamp and carefully searched
for a burglar, though I was not over
anxious to find one, I really had no use
for one. Had I found a real muscular
burglar I don't think I could have util
ized him. However, I made a careful
search, then blew out the light and
turned in. I still felt that I was inhaling
the same atmosphere used. by a mali
cious artist. Sleep soon mastered my
fears. I slept soundly until about two
o'clock in the morning, when I was
aroused by the slamming of a window
blind. I suddenly jumped up and saw
to my horror a man in his shirt sleeves
croucling near my bedside. I had no
weapon of any kind. I thought, or
at least tried to think, for an in.
stant, then addressed him politely thus:
"Good morningr, sir, can I do anything
for you?" He Mid not move or reply.
His silenc3 only increased my fears. I
saw now that my only chance would be
to jolt him with my fist square from the
shoulder with all the power in my trem
bling frame. With one mighty bound I
sprang, from my couch and struck tile
silent intruder with all the force I could
summon; my knuckles fairly tingled
with pain, my hand dropped almost
powerless to my side. I knew I had
knocked him insensible, I heard him fall
with a very dull thud over by the wash.
stand. With all my fear a heroic feeling
crept over me. I only had one hand left
for sizing up my deed. I carefully crept
across to the match safe, took a matchll
with my left hand, lighted a lamp and
proceeded to inventory the fruits of my
blow. My heart sank within me as I
approached the remains and imagined
the appearance of ins ghostly face and
death-glazed eyes. I ?elt that what I
was aout to behold would forever
haunt my dreams. My hand trembled
so I could scarcely hold the lamp. I
reverently bent over the still form and
placed my hand upon hi.. shirt front.
Well, all my feelings of ;.orror were re.
moved after that touch, and my only
thought was to go out and allow some
moist fluid to penetrate the pores of the
'eat of my intellect. My hard-earned
prize proved to be only a chair with my
boiled shirt hung over the back, sur.
mounted by a derby hat.-Peck's Suna
The Marvelous Bulk, and Complete Insig
nificance of the Late Wm. H. Vanderbilt's
The New York Times follows the dead
Vanderbilt to his costly tomb with a
curious calculation of what might be
done with $200,000,000 of silver dollars;
for instance, put lengthwise, they would
stretch 4,672 miles; piled on each other,
they would reach a height of 355 miles;
laid flat upon the ground they would
cover sixty acres; their weight in mass
would be 7,160 tons, requiring 358 cars
for transportation; in dollar bills, laid
lengthwise, they would reach nearly
around the earth; made into a book, It
would be twelve miles thick; spread
upon the ground, they would cover 746
acres. All of which, from the Times'
point of view, seems marvelous. But
when considered from other points of
vision $200,000,000 is but an in.
significant point of dust; and
when compared with other and
more useful things, cuts but a con
temptible figure in this world's affairs,
and no figure at all in that other life
where such treasures never reach. All
the gold of thile world is estimated at$6,
400,000,000, and, if pure and cast intd a
solid mass, its dimensions would form a
cube the sides of which would not ex
ceed twenty-six feet and three-qularters
of an inch. It could be placed in the
editorial rooms of the Argonaut, rlnd
ours is but a weekly journal. If the
Vanderbilt millions had been cast into a
solid cube of gold, we could have put it
into our coal-bin. The heart beats sev.
enty times per minute, or 2,577,204,000
in the seventy years allotted for the hu
man life, and all Vanderbilt's money
could not have purchased a single heart
Imat. The human lungs are in that
time inflated 699,526,`800 times, and
if Vanderbilt had lost his breath,
all his wealth could not have purchased
a single respiration. Antony had squan
dered $700,000,000, and at the time of
the assassination of Cesar was in debt
$15,000,000. The present population of
the earth is 1,424,000,000. Vanderbilt's
wealth divided among them would have
furnished seven cents apiece. The area
of the earth's surface is 197,000,000 of
square miles. Vanderbilt's wealth would
have placed but one dollar on each mile.
A single valuable gem-sapphire-weigh.
ing a little over six ounces, is valued
at $16,000,000. The total bonded
debt of the civilized world is $75,000,.
000,000. Add the debts of India, Ch;na
and Japan, and it is increased another
thousand millions. The National debt
of the United States as 'bout $1,800,
000,000, and it can all be printed upon
one bond, with coupons attached, at a
cost not exceeding ten cents, and of an
intrinsic value not worth a nickel.
Two hundred millions is a large amount
in dollars, and gives great power to the
living man who controls it, but when
he dies does not furnish an obohls un
der his dumb, dead tongue. to pay
Charon to ferry him across the Styx to
the shadows of that other world where
wealth is dross.-San Francisco Argo.
-The signs x and -, it is said, were
first used by Christopher Rudolph about
1554. The sign = was first employed
by Robert Recorde in 157, because, said
he, "noe a thynges can be moare
--Jack-rabbits caused $60,0(j0 dar.
-A Bucharest artist has spent ten
years in decorating his rooms with post
-Since the siege of Paris in 1870, the
consumption of horseflesh has gradually
-M. Renkin, former Belgian Consul
General at Vienna. was burned to death
a short time ago, having gone to sleep
with a lighted cigar in his mouth.
-Some gardeners near Paris were
lately lined 100 francs for cheating in
tomatoes. The fruit not having ao
quired its usual (eep hue they covered
it with red paint.
--In many parts of Europe huge
earthenware stoves are used, that need
but litttle fuel; they absorb the heat in
stead of sending most of it up the chim
ney and then steadily radiate it for a
-A society called the Dai Nippon
Keizai Kai- (Japanese Economical
League) has been organized in Japan.
Its object is to investigate the economi
cal system of modern nations with a
view to the establishment of such a sys
tem in Japan.
-From his studies of the Krakatoa
catastrophe Verbeck is led to maintain
that part of our globe remains still .in a
molten state, and he disputes the theory
which has been advanced that the heat
of the volcanic furnaces is entirely due to
local chemical action.
-London would seem to be fast be
coming the paradise of domestic serv
ants. A lady living in Regent's Park,
advertising for a cook ant? housemaid, I
announces that they "will be allowed
the use of piano and late dinner." They
will also be allowed out two nights a
week and every other Sunday.
-Colonel Warren has been excan)at
ing at Nicosia, in Cypru, and has
come upon what appears to be the re
mains of a glass manufactory. Hitherto
it has always been denied that glass has
ever been made in the island, but many
of the olden vessels are very curiously
shaped, and none like them have been
-It is scarcely fair to hold a father
responsible for the conduct of his grow
ing up son, and even a wife can not al
ways answer for her husband. The
Turkish authorties at Janiva appear to
forget this. They have just inflicted
sentences of hard labor upon a father
whose son had enlisted in the Greek
army, and upon a wife whose husband
has taken a like step.
-Efforts have recently been made in
Europe to invent small steam craft ca
pable of being propelled at almost ex
press railway train speed. A small ves
sel for service in the Adriatic is now be
ing constructed by a Prague engineer,
the speed of which will, it is alleged,
equal that of a fast railway train. This
result is expected from an improved
screw and a novel method of construc
tion. Great interest is manifested in
-The new Tay bridge, to take the
place of the one where the great horror
occurred, when completed will be rather
more than two miles long, its cost be
tween £600,000 and £700,000 and some
21,000 tons of new ironwork will be
used in addition to the side-girders of the
old bridge. The eighty-five openings
which form the total length will in
crease in span from fifty-six feet near
the shore to 245 feet at the center of the
bridge, which will be some seventy-six
feet above the water. Another curious
piece of information is that if the 3,500,
000 rivets which will be used in the work
were laid lengthwise they would cross
the broad river more than 100 times.
Row the Bamboo, Glass and Platinum of
Electric Lamps Are Prepared.
The incandescent electric light has be
come a familiar object to every one.
The little glass bulbs with their brilliant
horseshoe of glowing filament attract no
more attention than the flickering gas
jet. But the facts about the gas jet are
easily and generally understood, while
the electric lamp is still a puzzle to
many people. Both produce light by
incandeacence. The molecules of gas
are rendered incandescent by the heat
generated by the combustion of other
molecules. The blue porion of crery
gas flame is wherer combustion
is taking place, and fromnt that
conites the heat whicih keeps the
rest in a state of incandesncence. With
the electric lamp it is the heat produced
by the friction of an electric current
compelled to go through a fine carbon
filament, which raises Ihat filament to a
condition of incandescence and pro
The three substances which enter into
the composition of an electric lamp are
glass, platinum wire and bamboo or pa
per. Glass bulbs are readily prepared
by the usual methods of glass-blowing,
but the preparation of the bamboo is a
delicate piece of work. In the best'
lamps the little horseshoe is made of
bamboo and this material has proved its
superiorit3y to its rival, paper, its several
ways. The bamboo comes from Japan
in bundles of slips a foot in lenoth.
Japanese bamboo is of finer qua:lity tltan
the Chinese. It is first split upl into
little square strips. Girls round these
off by running them through dies until
they'look like little broom straws. These
are put in crncibles with graphite and
submittcd to a white heat for several
hours. This carbonizes them thorough
lv. The filaments are not all of exactly
ithe same size when taken out of the cru
cibles, and if used in that state would
present varying resistances to the cur
rent andl the lamps would not be even
andl economical in their working. To
make themn uniform they are put one
by one into a glass jar from which the
air can be exhausted and a hydrocar
bon gas-the lightest of the products of
pe!r'olum-ean bhe admitted. A current
of ec:etricity is run through the horse
shoe lilanment and it absorbs carbon
fron the . Ias until the operator sees
that its resistance has beon reduced to
the regclllition amonnt. The standard
used in the factory from which this de
scription was obtained is two hundred
antd fifty ohms. The moment when the
r• bia-nCe hais reached the desired point
is told by means of an apparatus 6a
miliar to olectricians-the Wheatstone
Now, thelamp is in three parts; the
bulb, the carbon tilament and the stop
per containing .the two platinum wires
which are to connect the horseshoe of
carbon with the system of wires that
carries the current all over a buildingto
the hundreds of lamps. It only remans
to put the stopper in its place at the
larger end of the pear-shaped glass
bul%, seat it air-tight in the lame of a
blow-pipe, extract the air from the bulb
by a mercury pump and then seal the
other end. The bulb is made of the
thinnest glass and before the air is ex
hausted from it will break easily. After
the vacinum is created, however, it can
be handled carelessly without injury;
and when it does break there is a 'enart
hundred hours. Sometlmcs, like other
airticles of human manufacture, they
fall short of expectations. The com
etitivc trial recently made at the
'ranklin Institute of the lamps of vari
us companies furnished several woe
ul examples of this truth. A well
nade lamp will last that length of time,
however. If by bad workmanship air
fs allowed to leak in, the carbon burns
out quickly. If it is run at too high a
tension-that is, if too much current is
-ent through it, the friction wears out
the little horseshoe in a short time and
it breaks. It is the necessity for a prac
itically absolute vacuum that requires
the employment of the platinum con
necting wires. Platinum is the only
'metal which expands and contracts
with heat at the same rate as glass.
This keeps the joint, where the wires
pass through the glass, always tight
so that no air can enter. There is a
fortune in store for the inventor who
can get up some kind of cement that
will prevent the passage of air, and at
the same time admit the use of cheap
copper instead of costly platinum
wires. The problem may be capable of
solution, for this whole matter of elec
tric lighting is still in its inuncy,
though not a most vigorous stage of in
fancy.--N. . Tribune.
A PRETTY APARTMENT.
The Vice-Presldent's Room in the Capitol
and Its Appointments.
Probably the best appointed and fur
nished room in the Capitol is that occu
pied by the President of the Senate and
known as "the Vice-President's Room."
It adjoins the celebrated Marble Room,
in which visitors to Senators are re
ceived, and it is intended as the private
office and retiring room of the Vice
President. Two large windows facing
north afford a magnificent panorama,
embracing the heights of Washington,
among the features of which are the
Soldiers' Home, Howard University and
the sweep of country bordering Rock
Creek, made historic during the war by
a long chain of fortifications and a can
vas city, which was the temporary abid
ing place of hundreds of thousands
of soldiers. Lace curtains of an
exquisite and rare pattern partially
conceal the bare outlines of the window
frames, and the heavy lambrequins are
both costly and magnificent in design
and material. Carpet of a Turkish com
bination covers the floor, and its thick
ness is such that not a footfall can be
distinguished, no matter how many per
sons may temporarily occupy the room.
Luxurious-looking mahogany chairs, of
a substantial make and upholstered in
red leather, similar to the fashion so
prevalent in library furniture, orna
ment the niches and corners, while a
capacious blue-cloth-covered table is
the central object of attraction. On the
comfortable leather lounge, which
matches the chairs, and is placed at the
left of the Vice-President's table, Vice
President Henry Wilson, of Massachu
setts, peacefully breathed his last, sur
rounded by his associates of the Upper.
House of the National Legislature. An
open fire-place, in which a blazing fire
of oak logs is constantly maintained
durinog cold weather, adds to the
cheerfil aspect of this apartment,
and when the heat becomes
too intense for the Vice-President
a Japanese three-winged screen is
placed in position behind his revolving
cane-seat chair. When it becomes
necessary for night work, light is fur
nished by a drop from the gilt, bronze
and crystal chandelier just over the
table, and from the same source the
Vice-President's secretary obtains light
for his desk, which is placed at right
angles to the large table and close to the
window in the northeast extremity of
Over the marble mantel-piece is a
large plate-glass mirror, occupying the
entire space between the two windows,
and the top of which touches the ceiling.
This handsome piece of decorative fur
niture is flanked on either side by bronze
figures of sworded cavaliers, and the
whole is in striking contrast to a simple
gilt mirror, about four feet long by two
wide, which is the only piece of antique
furniture in the room. There is ahistory
connected with this mirror, however,
and, although it cost a trifle over
forty dollars when it was pur
chased in the early days of the Repub
lic, it was characterized in the Senate
Chamber as a "piece of shameless ex
travagance." President John Adams
was the offender, and he brought the
mirror home from Paris, and eventually
had it put up for his conyenience in the
room used by him. At present this mir
ror is in the compartment containing a
stationary wash-stand, and its time-worn
surface is not very flattering to those
who avail themSelves of it for making
an attractive toilet. Of all the hand
somely decorated and frescoed rooms in
the Senate wing of the Capitol that as
signed to the Vice-President is the least
conspicuous in this respect. The walls
are kalsomined white, and the only re
lief to the monotonv is a single line of
oreen, not more than half an inch wide.
Visitors to this room are attracted by a
large bust portrait of George Washing
ton, said to be the best picture extant
of the Father of his Country. It was
painted by Rembrandt Peale, for whom
Washington sat, and the artist did the
subject ample justice, if the
benign countenance which looks
down from the canvas is any indica
tion of the character of the sage of
Mount Vernon. It is amid such sur
roundings that the presiding officer of
the Senate attends to his affairs, and
the books of reference which he finds
so much use for are handily arranged
in a tall maliogany book-case, the con
tents being protected from dust and ex
posure by cardinal pleated silk cur
tains and class doors. Near the door
which leAIs into the wash-room is
placed a pillar of wlhite marble sur
mounted by a bust of the late Lafayette
F. S. Foster, formerly a Senator from
Connecticut and President pro tempore
of the Senate. trangers who are taken
into this room by the Capitol guides are
charmed with interesting but not abso
lutely historical stories about its former
occupants, and the bust of Mr. Foster
has done duty as the marble present
ment of every Vice-President since the
independence of the United States was
declared.-t Wasington Post.
-When a Chicago woman wants to
get a seat in a street-car she wraps up
her poodle and carried it in her arms,
as though it were a baby. But the trick
is now becoming known sad doesn't al
ways work. The other day a tady got
into a full car with what loo'ed like an
infant in her arms. A very rapid-look-.
ing young man inspected her for a mo
ment and'then said: "Madam, if that is
a kid you can have.my seat, but if it is
a pup, you can't." "Well, it's a pup,"
snapped the lady, "but not as big a one
asyou are." The rapid-looking young
man at once got off and wen to the
wheat pit.-N. . Tsibum..
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HOME AND FARM.
-Cornstalks cut, crushed and salted
will keep the stock quiet between meals
on the cold winter days.-Chicago Trib
-Egg Rolls--Two cups of sweet milk,
two eggs, one-fourth teaspoonful of
salt, three and one-half cups sifted
flour, one teaspoonful baking powder.
Make in batter and bake in gem pans.
N. Y. Herald.
-The feeding, drinking, milking and
out:ng of the cattle should be punctu
ally attended to; otherwise they become
restless, which circumstance has an in
jurious effect on their thrift as well as
on their products.--Toronto Globe.
-When carrying a baby around a
room to see the pictures, ornaments,
etc., do not hurry, thereby confusing
the infant and soon exhausting the
source of amusement. Let the little
one gaze at one object until it turns
away its eyes, thus showing it is satis
-Fricassee of Eggs-Take some hard
boiled eggs, cut them into quarters,
yolks and whites. Heat some gravy
seasoned with shred lemon peel,. pars
ley, thyme and grated nutmeg. Put in
the eggs, together with a piece of but
ter rolled in flour; shake it gently over
the fire until properly thickened; gar
nish with yolks of hard. boiled eggs,
chopped small.-The Household.
-A delicious prune pudding is made
by stewing a pound of prunes till they
'are soft, remove the stones; add sugar to
your taste, and whites of three eggs
beaten to a stiff froth. Make a puff
paste for the bottom of pudding-dish.
After beating the eggs and prunes to
gether till they are thoroughly mixed,
spread them on the crust. Bake for half
an hour, or until you are sure the crust
is done.-Boston Budget.
-Bread Pudding: Country style-
Soak the soft part of a loaf of bread in
a pint of warm milk; add a tablespoon
ful of butter, a tablespoonful of thick
cream, the rind and part of the juice of
a lemon and two well-beaten eggs.
Flour.a large cupful of dried currants,
grate nutmeg over them and add to the
rest. Bake in well-buttered custard
cups and serve with pudding sauce,
either hard or liquid-Exchange.
-To Preserve Pumpkin: Weigh the
pumpkin, have ready the same weight
of sugar; take off the skin and take out
the inside and seeds, cover the latter
with water and boil; cut the rest into
thin slices, strain the seed water over it,
with sufficient added to coyer the whole,
and boil with one ounce of whole gcinger
to two pounds of pumpkin until tie lat
ter is nearly done enough; take it out
and boil the sugar in the same water
until clear, then add the fruit and boil
slowly for an houni and a half, take out
the ginger and tie up in pots.-Boston
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NEW YORK FASHIONS.
All About Dresses, Gloves, Fans, Featlher
and Other Novelties.
A lavish use is made of ribbons in the
trimming of dressy costumes for in.
doors. Entire fronts of skirts are some.
times covered with loops and ends,
while long loops and ends float
in shoulder knots. Vests are in
keeping with the front breadths just
mentioned; jabots, neck bands, collar.
ettes or rosettes are set on corsages,
while on skirts we see the same styles
of trimming appear in support of
drapery, or set anywhere that may harp
Black gloves are worn with dressy
toilets of black and white, but are not so
fasteful as white gloves which are seen
to some extent, yet not nearly as much
so as tan shades from light to medium.
The fancy chenille dotting (which in
goods for dressing wear is very great)
extends to gloves and we observe speci
mens where chenille dottings cover the
upper portion of the glove-that is, the
long expanse of kid now thought neces
sary when the sleeve is short. Apart
from a few novelties, however, the long
mosquetaire of smooth kid is most
Stylish fans are of oblong shape and
composed chiefly of the softest down
with a rim of stiff feathers dr ostrich
tips on the outer edge. Artificial flow.
ers are imbedded in the down with pe
culiar effect. One of pale green shows
an ivy handle; others have handles oi
mother-of-pearl or tortoise shell.
Ostrich tips are in greatfavor as an
ornameht for the hair, and not unfre.
quently combine with a knot of ribbon
on the shoulder. Minnie Hanuk, in her
recent success as Manlon, wore three pale
pink tips in powdered hair, and they
were extremely becoming. Her dress
was a pale pink underskirt, covered with
white lace in front and trimmed with
festoons and pitk ribbon rosettes below.
Overdress of pale blue and black bro.
ceade, with low corsage laced in front
Shoulder knot of pink ribbon; black veil
vet bows on thle skirt; a pink rosebud on
one side of the corsage; a prolonged
spray of pink roses as a finish to the
overdress on one side of the skirt. Al.
together an extremely fanciful yet very
pretty dress-notable, too, as the one
worn when she was recalled twenty
times at Praoue.
Skirts of aelicate or bright colored
satin are brought out to be worn under
dressy indoor costumes. Some of
black satin being shown for rich, black
toilets. Great attention, indeed, is paid
this winter to colored skirtings, and we
have them of many grades; not a few,
furnished with bustle, pad, steels and
tapes. Less costly skirts- are of farm
ers' satin, ladies' cloth, flannel, or
chiefly felt, for which no substitute
has been found. Charminhly light
skirts are quilted with eiderdown half
way up, but these again are far from
Quite small girls, say from five
years upward, are wearing dresses
made of coarse suit goods, such as
were thought suitable only for adults.
White dresses are not now seen on
children over the aghe of infancy, and
pale cashmere is only worn on some
state occasion: Heavy veiling or flan
nel are most used for the little ones,
but cashmere is always a stand-by n(d
suitable in anything but black.
The fleece-lined Jersey has poised very
successfully, because the wearing of this
comfortable garment in winter is a rea
desideratum, while on the same order
we note the introduction and immediate
popularity of corsets, having sideswhice
"give" with the wearer's movements.
Rubber elastics are not used, so that
they do not readily wear.
No greater contrast is possible thar
the sight afforded by elderly New York'
women and their attire. Haggard facs
look out of keeping with costly ear
,ngs, glittering jewels in their hair and.
furbelows on toilets. Cosmetics are
freely usneed but do not accomplish the
desired task, and one debates mnwardly
whether puffiness be not better. We.
have both styles, both equally prevalent,
and one recalls as a pleasant dream the
well-rounded physiognomy of some ma
tron who is not ashamed of being mae
trnmnl anti who nvhaav . u.nina tn har
A WISE BOY.
Why He Preferred the Cold Platform is
the Comfortable Waiting-Room.
For an hour yesterday forenoon. a
woman walked up and down the ladies'
waiting-room at the Third street. depot
in her efforts to hush the screamsr"nd
yells of a child about two years old.
The little one was hopping mad about
something and could not be soothed by
soft words or sticks of candy. There
finally came a moment when everbody
saw the mother's face take on a look of
grim determination, and at that mo
ment a newsboy who had been warming
himself at a register broke for out
"What's-the row?" asked one of his
outside friends as he joined them.
"There's a woman in there goin' to
spank her young 'un."
"Why didn't you ,stop and see the
"Unm! 'Spose I want to be hauled up
as a witness in an assault and battery
case, and have the lawyers givin' me
sass?"-Detroit Free Press.
-Robert Garrett, of the Baltimore &
Ohio Company, is, generally spoken of
as a more daring speculator than his
father. Speaking of Mr. Vanderbilt's
death he recently said: "The dramatic
incident of my life Was the sudden death
of Mr. Vanderbilt in my presence. I
shall never forget it. It came like s
fearful dream and so swift was the
change from life to death that it could
scarcely be realized."-N. . Y. erald.
-Yale divinity students were enter
tained the other day by an individual
who has been sightless for twenty-five
)years. He lectured on "The Fun of
Being Blind," and so ludicrous were his
descriptions of the comicalities of his
condition that the usually straight-laced
"theologues" were convulsed with laugh
ter for sixty consecutive minutes.
MAsY hospitals and curative institutions
use only Rod Star Cough Cure, for throat
and lung troubles. It cures. Price, twenty
five cents. St. Jacobs Oil cures rheumatism.
A scow-Pr.ow is like a bad habit-A good
thing to out adrift.
Important to the Public as well as the
Taill's Journaul of Healthi, referring to Con
sumption, makes the following important
"Consumption usually begins with a
slight, dry cough in the morning, then on
going to bed, getting more and more fre
quent, with more and more phlegm, in
dreasing debility, thinness of flesh, short
ness of breath, and quickness of pulse,"
and it may be added that in des
perate cases, and, in fact, in all cases
of Consumption, or troubles of the
throat and lungs, immediate relief may be
obtained and a permanent cure effected by
the use of Dr. Wm. Hall's Balsam for the
Lungs, a medicine known for more than
thirty-five years as an unfailing remedy for
coughs, colds, bronchitis and all pulmonary
and pectoral diseases. That the worstcases
of Cbnsumption have been curedby the use
of Hall's Balsam has been attested to by
the thousands who have used- it, or have
been cognizant of its wonderful remedial
efficacy. For sale by all druggists.
Bsc.AisE the baby is a little yeller it's no
sign he is a Chinaman.-Panlaer Journal.
Young Men, Read This.
Tnx VOLTAIC BELT CO., of Marshall, Mich.,
offer to send their celebrated ELECTRO-VOI,
TAIC BELT and other ELECTRIC APPLIANCES
on trial for 30 days, to men (young or old)
afflicted with nervous debility, loss of vital.
ity and all kindred troubles. Also forrheu
matism,neuralgia,paralysis,and many oth
er diseases. Complete restoration to health,
vigor,and manbhood guaranteed. No risk In.
curred, as 30 days' trial is allowed. Write
them atones for illustrated pamphlet, free.
Dogs any one know the value of flowers
who hasn't botany? (bought any).
Fox throat and lung troubles, the most re
liable remedy is Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Tnose who are always for-getting-.Aon
Ir a cough disturbs your sleep, take
Piso's Cure for Consumption and rest well
PLAYns a leading part in life-The blind
mnan's dog.--Boston Couier..
PnYscrits indorse Hall's Hair Renewer.
Its use ik always attended with good results.
WVIIEN a passenger boards a steamboat,
what is the bill of fare?--N. Y. Ledger.
PIKE'Sr TOOTHACHE DROPS Ocure in Iminute, 2Si
Glenn's Sulphur Soap heals and beautifies. 25.
G(r.MAN CORN REMOVER kills Corns & Bunlon&
cHE clothes of navigation-A coat of lee.
WiaT is that which is so brittle that it
you name ityou are sure to break itl SI
lence.--N.. L Ledger.
Tmn only improvement made on the
knife is the fork.--(alfforna JraverIeok.
A PILosoPIRsa ys that the best way to
avoid getting into debt is to die young.
ALTnOUoe another year hes passed it
won't count in the ages of some womem.
Ph ladclphla Herald.
THIs is the sort of weather when we
should think Ulster County, N. Y., would
feel comfortable.-Burlington Fre Prass.
r 'Yas," said Fogg, in the street-car, ".'4
get up and give my seat to one of those
ladies if seats weren't so plaguey scarce.-.
Fa~zua to class-Where is the alimen
tar canal located? Boy on back sea-tI
iorget whether it is in Indianapolis or in
Navan )peak unkindly of any one. There
may be aitime when you may want to bor
row a dollar from your bitterest enemy.
A sTREnT-cAR brings the hanghtiest man
down to a common level. Particularly if
it starts suddenly before the haughty one
has had time to pick out his seat.-Falt
TinE more hat a man can buy for two dol
lars the less bonnet a woman .an buy for
twenty, and yet some folks say this world
was slung together in perfect harmony.
SBLAcK-They tell me your wife is quite a
whistler. White--She is; whistles most of
the time. Black--Aid you allow it? Don't
it annoy you White-It don't annoy me,
and, as for allowing it, I encomurage her in
it. Black-Why? White-Because a woman
can't whistle and talk at the same time.
. TRADEo MARK.
The Picturesque Costumes Worn by the
Peasant Girls of Spanish America.
The prettiest and most picturesque of
the native costunies to be found in
Spanish America, is ·worn by the
women of Guatemala, who are of a
dark complexion; nearly that of a mu
latto type, ,but are famous for their
beauty of form. A Guatemala girl in
her native dress makes as pretty a pict
ure as one can find anywhere. Her face
is bright and pretty, her figure as per
fect as nature unaided by art can be,
and her movements show a supple grace
and elasticity that can not be imitated
by those of her sex who are encumbered
by modern articles of feminine apparel.
Her head is usually bare, indoors and
out, and her thick black tresses
hang in braids, often reaching
to her heels. Her garments are
only two, a " uipil" and a "sa
bana." The first Is a square piece of
cotton of coarse texture, covered with
embroidery of brilliant colors and sim
ple but artistic designs. In the center
of the "guipil" is an aperture like that
in the ordinary poncho, through which
her head goes, and it is usually wide
enough to constitute when worn a low
neck waist. The ends are tucked in her
skirt at the belt. Her bare arms come
through the open folds of her "guipil,"
and when she raises them her side is ex
posed. Her skirt is a straight piece of
plaid cotton of brilliant colors, like the
Scotch plaids, and is wound tightly
around her limbs. It is secured at the
waist by a sash, usually of scarlet, woven
by her own hands of the fibers of the pita
grass, and executed in the most skillful
manner. These belts in their texture
resemble the Persian camel's-hair shawl,
and often cost months of labor. Very
often the name of the owner and some
times mottoes are woven into the tex
ture, and they are brought away from
the country as curiosities by travelers.
This costume is worn only by the peas
ants. Every article the Gautemala girl
wears she makes with her own hands,
and the natives of that country are the
most ingenious and intelligent to be
found in Spanish-America. The upper
classes dress just as they would in New
York, and the fashions are followed
quite as closely.-Journal of Fabrics.
The Peppermint King.
Hiram G. Hotchkiss, of Lyons,Wayne
County, is the peppermint king of the
world, and his name has been for many
years kept standing in the chief market
journals of all lands. He is seventy
five years old, and a native of Oneida
County. About 1837 he began buying
peppermint oil of the farmers about
Lyons, and in 1841 he abandoned a gen
eral store in Phelps, Ontario County,
which he had been kc-;ping, and thence
forth deyoted himself wholly to the
peppermint oil business. There are
two or three other dealers in Wayne
County, which conti ,Is the market in
this specialty, but Mr. Hotchkiss han
dles the bulk of the crop. The mint
acreage of the county is about 4,000
acres, and the total product last year
was worth about $120,000. " But it was
a bad season; in a fairly good one the
crop is worth $250,000, which figure
may.perhaps be put down as the ex
penso to the world of the colic.-Buffalo
(N. Y.) Courier.
A New Sort of Jewel.
The fashionable gem of the day in
Paris is the oudja. The oudja is simply
a charm, the virtue of which lies in the
fact that it is as old as the pyramids. The
oudja is made of a delicate parallelo
gram of gold or silver, in which is seen
an eye, elongated in form, from which
falls a tear and divides into smaller
drops. It serves as an ornament for
charms, brooches, pins and especially
A strange and inexplicable symbol,
the oudja was nevertheless at once
adopted by people of taste and ele
gance. In Londonit is creating afuror.
Sa damn as well a disaresn complalnt.
noo it teend,~ t impalrig atriton, and do.
pwrperi o Taseoyotemt prepare donl b
_ - - s -
Qikly and D BEST T ON IC T
MA. d etel ue IPDyRTE D epla irnOR .
Miss aa Mpt. BRIad W 7th St., te Rock,
, "Sin childhood I teve been sagreat suf.
ferer froi Dyspepsia Have tried many .diferet
remedies with nogood result In the fal of '81
condition was so precarious I gave up dsoa
My stre h was sgone. Ihad a ringg in my earsand
After using Brown's Iron Bitteraltes than a week I
noticed an nmprovement in my condition and its con.
tinned use cured me. Icheerfiull nmend It."
Genuinehas above Trade Marlk ud crosed redlines
onwrapper. Take no other. Made only by
BROWN CHEMICAL CO., BALTIMOILE. MD.
ME. W. 3OU
Wayne, Du Pae Co., Ilinos,
HAS IMPORTED FROM FRANCE
Pereheres H.orse rvalued at $8,O00,000,
which Icludes saouti
TO PER CENT OF ALL HORSES
Whose purty.of blood Is estsblihbed b pedigrees is
reStud Bookn thever pub ti 'h the o-nl
EVER IMPORTED TO AMERICA.
STOCK ON HANrD
I Imported Stallios,
SOld enough for
"w .Two years old ai
Olel accepted bhyall Intelil.
Z irgent breeders that. how.
ever well bred anhnals may be
soldto beif their ped=lres are not
recorded, they should be aed only as grades, I will
farnieh with the snia.l aoid perlgee verified by the
original French' certicate of number and record In
sheoPereheron Stud Book of Frane. o0-p1amge i-.
tasted Catalogue sent free. Wayne, Ills. 1s-85 miles
west of Chlcago, on the Chicago dLr NlorthWestern R.
NOW IN USE-36,9e9.
fr D rIB sadoar Hy Rases, 'Ihey
lsas good authe beat. aNca besolducheap. Allaskear.
t. Clrcnlselusautlese.d fe 7eark M ooatlehelnoe 'O,
..olumbtusO.. suera ireas, UssawO. eiwe . U
or FALLING SlCKiNSa iifedloagstndy. I warrantojy
It prepared from Sarsaparilla, Dandelion, Mandrake
Dock, Pipsissewa. Junlper Berrios, and other well
known and valuable vegetable remedies. The combl
nation, proportion and preparation are peculiar to
food's Sarsaparilla, giving it curative power not pos
seased by other medicines. It effects remarkable
Cures where others fal:.
Is the best blood purifier before the public. It eradis
cates every impurity, and cures Scrofula. alt
Rheum, Bolls, Pimples, all Humors. Dyspepsl, i"r
lousness, Sick Headache, Indigestion, General De
bility. Catarrh. Iheumnatism, Kidney and Liver Com"
plaints. It overcomes that extreme tired feeling, and
builds up the system.
Has met unparalleled success at home. Such has he.
come its popularity in Lowell, Mass., where It ti
made, that whole neighborhoods are taking it at the
same time. The same wonderful success is extend
ing all over the country. Its positive merit makes
new friends daily.
Sold by all druggists. s1; six for $3. Prepared by
C. 1. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
THE SEVEN STAGES OF MAN
ALL REQUIRE AT SOME ACE
TAYLOR'S CHEROEE .REMEDY of Sweet 6um and Mullei,
8D STAGE-WHOOPING CO3GIl.
This is one of the most annoying and pafinfu l of a,
Bronchlial troubles to children, lasting about six
weeks, and tile terrible spasms can be alleviated, ansd
the child be relieved, by the use of Taylor's Cherokee
Remedy of Sweet Gum and Mullein.
The Sweet Gum from a tree of the same name grow
ing in the South, combined with a tea made from the
tLullein plant oftheold fields. For sale by all drug.
gists.at 3ni cents and 81.00 oper bottle.
WALTER A. TAYLOR, Atlanta, Ga.
STAMPING OUT!IT FREEe
Ile !021 fuya-" of th
\ I Y: LA //JJ lerrorer O t ag ing
_ e rb~atterns on bet goern.
-aartbond pasermnt Paper,
e ldlitferet. ncludfng SpaSnn
ot Golden Rod, Panies, Wild
Reet, Forget-meoats, This
let, Srwnien , Outlina, of
' " ~ -, ,It lortS , Caty
SIt\ ihgs Borduens -ond Lilies,
Tslp, ae., & ., 50 i A
Swngrs, she from 1 l- IE.t
s DihesAlso i Box Blue
Statpig owder I Box hbite tsspl oowder
rate t lavlosible 'oald e anb aide an cmplet directionl
for Ke eaaý lunping and Embroide. .K iKe n Psinton
Imdre, dealll Flitter and lrrscont Pi U fa, tonordru smu
ofpsilon Co ing, Coo sn
beInet n os seast o seistiaeg
Woher plor ofsU the dferent fower, Description overy sunik
aedInsembroidery,&., akinlg aComtpiete Osa.t that anot be
baýhtt t retail trlea tna *ns.t. pTa istrdiuce FAyR, ANd
,.IOSIOLDI,, the large, page ll strated i eslin devotal t
tbse inleetot ite Conatrr ies i ad Ittouteioit we will end onss
of thro Osttiscomplete free and postpaid. to s as ldv who
wllsnd Hoe. for mors. subscrilption to the blaglsie. RWe for l.
onley cheerfully refunded If not more Lthn aat/staetory. Addres
Farm and Household, Hartford, ,oMn.
Nasal Catarrh s CATAR.
L- son seventcen
yesraold has been af- 'YPS
0ficted with nasal Rca- M an
tarrh since quite I E
oung. I was Induced C
Co try Ely's Cream
Balm and before Ite Cob id
had used one bottle
that disagreealble Ca
tarrbal smnell lhad all
left him. lie aprpears
aswell as any one. It
is the best Catarrh
remedy in the market.
J. C. Orxay.a, h Ar
I find Ely's Cream
.alm good for Catarrth
of long standlng.--M.U.
N. LAsLEY. lis Wtrst
Chestnut Street, Louis- -
Aparticle isappliedinto each nostril: it agreeable to
use. -Pricete cents by mall orat Druggists, Send for
circular. ELY BROTHERS, Druggists, Owego, N. Y.
The musical world pronmisesto get in a craze at the
erosect of operainEnglish. The chief sop.rano uf
fered recently from sa bd congh ant found relief In
DR.. WV. A'LL'S uBALSA&M FOR TIE
L"-NGS. Herdoctor feared consumption. hut pre
scribed HALL'S BALSAM and she was able t
appear at rehearsawltrhoutloss of a day.
These Disos c
B. H. DOUGLASS & SONS'
Capsicumn Cough. Drops
for Coughs, Oolds and Sore Tbroats,
Abllevletor of Consumption, and of reS .
beneft in moat cases of DyspopmaS
(IEWARE OF IMITATIO'JS.
-hey me the result of over forty yearsfex3seeenaS
sM oompounding ookGeURli, BuDIEt.
Retol prios 1 t tents pere, qarter pAdsa
FOR SaOLE flY ALLu , KsiLERoS.
BEST $200 MILL
ALSIZES MILLS W tOOD.WO RKUe
MACHINERY, SAWS, Etc.
SCURTIS&. C M~ 5s
No Rope to Cut Off Horses' Manes,
Celebrated "IPALIPSE" HALT
ER Nd BRIDLE Combained,
eas not be slippedby any horse. Sam
eflterlrtoany earit ofthe U.S.
•Dealers. Special discount to ti"
trade. Send for Price-List.
J.C. LiOuranot, Ilochester.N.Y.
Piso's Remedy ior Catirrht Is the
iflay Fever, si. 50 cents.
et1 rllustrated OtalogUe F
SJ, , ROOT & CO1 RI.oa.,, IluUII
VL, dL ncommlbainns ; Jesertel.reliew
ed; Pensions and increase; experience "'J years;
success or no fee. Write 'em cife ,as asid lawse
A. W. MoCOItIgICKi & SON. Cincinnati. Ohiol
W_ & N!En la D oan or Womlneaver,
see•ance. Cavssslns OUtfit WICl. Partlcualsu
Sm •fIe.BtsndrdBfveLr.. ao.eatesn, wass
Unlit STUDY. Book-keeping, Business
Dlllls-~Forms, Penmanship. Arittmetic, Short
et. thorouhlytaugt mall. Circulars free
-?DIea@ A&IUa&LY GIVENW AWA
_%snl for Violin, Guitar, Banjo etc. Addres
V O. . LEHiMAN, 159 Market Street.Bt. Lotte, beq
WCnIl~it Treated and cured without the knife.
- FL.POND. .D).,Aurora, KanoCo-.I
- ine biooded cattle, sheep, hogs poultry,
_,"xdogaforsale. Catalogueswish 551eunr-w
f N. P. BOTER t CO., Coatesvillc, Pa.
$250 A MONTH. Agents Wanted, 0(5 hesS
SAddres JAY IIONSON1.Dwraorr mtor
WReN WRITING TO ADVERTISUI
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