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J. W. DOERINGTON, Proprietor.
i'UMA. - - ARIZONA.
Whore the Popular Xuts Are Gathered
Every Specimen Supplied With a Worm.
The sad-eyed Italian with his chestnut
stand, who ornaments every street cor
ner, excites in the mind of the average
citizen not so much the memory of the
army of decrepit jokes that have come
limping down the vistas of ages past as
of the days when he used to roam the
woods in search of the best chestnut tree,
with a cart-wheel spoke or a hickory
stick in his hand as a weapon of offense
and an old salt-bag slung over his back
in which to carry off the booty. Every
fall after the first October frost the same
procession wends its way through the
iiew CiUgiuuu wouus aircr scnooi is ouc
Away goes the troop over stone walls
and across closely-cropped meadows in
search of the most desirable tree, for the
characteristics of each are known.
The tree is tall and venerable, and its
fruit is big, brown and of the sweetest
llavor, but its branches arc so high that
the most aspiring club can not reach
them, and only after a strong wind has
shaken the limbs and scattered the nuts
on the ground, will it pay to visit the
tree, utner trees have truit that is less
sweet and juicy, but their brandies are
lower, anU they can be easily "clubbed
and compelled to yield up their
abundance. Under one of these the
chattering group gathers. The girls
and. the smaller bovs nick un
while the more sturdy lads wield the
club. There is a warning: cry of
"Heads," and up goes a club end over
end. It circles through the air m the
majestic manner of an eagle whose steer
mg apparatus is out of order, descends
in the tip-top of the tree, and bangs its
way downward trom branch to branch.
while a perfect rain of chestnuts and
burrs falls alike on the mst and uniust.
The capacious salt-bag gaps wide, but
ine spoils collected by many busy hands
soon inflate it to the condition of a city
umwiu, umi ik 1a uuinu uuiuu m rrmmpn,
to have its contents poured into count
less shallow milk-pans, if it doesn't burst
on the way there.
Whether the youngster who at this
moment may be twistmjr Ins shoulder
out of joint and nearly snannin? his
head off in the attempt to throw a par
ticularly big club to the top of the high-
coo hot in oumo wonncciicut woouianu
will ever walk down Broadway and hold
open his pockets to receive a certain
minute and high-priced portion of the
wares or the sad-eyed Italian of the fu
ture it is impossible to say. But if such
should be the case he will wonder from
what sources besides the almanacs and
funny papers all the chestnuts come.
And unless the condition of the trade
changes his loyalty tohis New England
home will be shocked at the knowledge
that none of them comes from the East
ern States. Baltimore. Pennsylvania.
New York and Northern New Jersey are
the sources of supply for the chestnut
uauu ui uns city, nunareus or. nusheis
come here to be consumed or shipped to
Albany and other cities.
Chestnuts are rarely cultivated Sj'steni-
aucaiiy, even m these regions, but thev
are more rigidly guarded from depreda
tions, as they arc not considered com
mon property, as in New England.
Sometimes chestnut trees are set out,
but it is for the timber primarily, and
the nuts are an incidental advantaow. Tn
Pennsylvania, especially, a chestnutting
j?arry is apt to meet with discourage
ments in the shape of Teutonic ex
pletives, bulldogs and shotguns, which
mar the beauty of the rural picture as
seen in the Connecticut grove.
"All the chestnuts go through Wash
ington market," said a dealer, as he
shook a sieve full of the article under
discussion yesterday. The shaking sent
the dirt through the meshes of the sieve,
and brought the light, wormy nuts
to the top, where they were
picked out and thrown away.
"In a plentiful season," he con
tinued, "like this they bring from $2.50
to $3.50 a bushel of sixty pounds. Some
have to be picked over carefully, and
others don't, according to where they
come from and who gathered them."
I "I suppose that worminess is contagi
ous," said the reporter, as he picked
out a particularly fat and thriving speci
men. "One wormy chestnut would
corrupt a whole barrelful in time,
"Every chestnut you are eating has a
worm in it," replied the dealer with a
reassuring grin. "You take the fairest,
soundest one you ever saw and keep it in
a warm place, like an incubator, and
it'll hatch out a worm. Arrangements
are perfected for the future appearance
of that worm by a little insect while the
tree is yet in blossom. Then, to help
the thing out, the chestnuts get up heat
themselves by a sort of spontaneous
combustion. If I let the barrel stand
there all night you couldn't bear to run
your hand down into it in the morning
it would be so hot. They must be kept
in a cold place."
"How many bushels of chestnuts pass
through the market in a year?"
"I don't know, I can't guess. We
handle hundreds of bushels ourselves,
and there are a good many others in the
business." N. Y. Tribune.
The Boss Pumpkin Story.
A correspondent tells the following
tale of a pumpkin vine that beats 'the
record and is entitled to the chronio: It
produced eighteen pumpkins ranging in
weight from 53 pounds to 115 pounds.
Three of the heaviest specimens aggre
gated 819 pounds in weight, and the
whole lot weighed 1,467 pounds, or al
most three-fourths of a ton. The Vine
covered a space of ground 236 fee?; in
circumference, and its greatest length,
east and west, was 75 feet, and north
and south, 69 feet. The stem of the
plant where it came out of the ground
was 10 inches in circumference. The
variety is called the orange pumpkin,
and is excellent for pies aud stock. The
vine grew near a rotten stump, which
no doubt furnished it with nutriment
necessary for such a wonderful growth.
California Sea Lions.
The thousands of sea lions which. oc
cupy the bays and coast near San Fran
cisco are under the vigilant eye of the
Fish Commission. The animals arc
very voracious, and are stated to devour
hundreds of thousands of edible fish
daily. The fishermen declare that they
make hard times in their business.
Their curious manner of living upon
the rocks around Golden Gate makes
the beasts one of the sights of the city,
and one seldom-neglected by tourists.
It may be decided to protect the lions
within a National reservation instead
of trying to exterminate them. The y
will be made the subject of an exhaust
ive report to the Commission.-eien-tiflo
The population of Berlin, accord
ing to the census just completed, is 1,
816,382. London has a humane institution, a
nome tor lost and starving dogs, where
jm uiuuy iis jjuv uogs enrer in six uays.
Russia has 33,400 doctors, of whom
380 are women. The dentists number
but 500, and the pharmacists 2,000.
A husband and wife at Leipsic,
named Zillack, recently announced to
their friends through the columns of the
Tageblalt that a girl their twenty-ninth
child had been born to them.
Last year there were 194,723 acres
of fruit orchards in Great Britain. This
year the area has increased fo 197,532
acres. Last year 52,975 acres were de
voted to market gardens. There are
now 59,473 acres devoted to this pur
pose. It would seem that Nutfield, near
Rcdhill, Eng., is the most health' spot
in the world, as the rector has an-
nouncetl that, with a population of 1,200,
only one male died last year, and ho was
eighty-eight years old.
A girl who was bitten by a mad dog
and subsequently inoculated by Dr. Pas
teur has died of rabies. Dr. Pasteur
explains that thirty-six days having
elapsed before sho was inoculated, the
period of incubation had expired, and
the treatment was therefore too late.
The outrageous inequality of sen
tences in England has given rise to the
suggestion that a Board of Revision,
consisting of retired Judges, should meet
once a week, and submit their report to
the Home Secretary monthly of cases in
which they deem interference desirable.
That was a strange error in the Daily
2Tews report of Mr. Gladstone's West
Calder speech. The allusion to the Lau
reate contemptuous phrase for present
day politics, "Lies upon this side, lies
upon that side," was converted by the
compositor into "He's upon this side,
he's upon that side."
That the Duke of Cumberland is in
something more than easy circumstances
may be gathered from the fact that the
gold and silver plate which he has in
herited from the late King of Hanover
and the Duke of Brunswick weighs up
ward oi eight tons!
There are no less than four Queens
of Spain now living Isabella, mother of
the late Alfonso: Amelia, wife of ex-
King Amedeus, of Savoy, mother of the
present King of Italy, who was for two
years King- of Spain, and resigned in dis
gust; Christina, widow of the late King
Alfonso, and Mercedes, the present
yueen, live years old.
The state coaches of the Lord Mayor
of London and of Queen Victoria are
nearly coeval. The latter dates from
1762, the third year of George HI. It
was about 1712 that the Lord Mayor first
used a state coach, on JNovember 9th.
The first coach lasted till 1757, when the
one now m use was built by subscription
and presented to him. It is very simi
lar to the Queen s.
UNDER TWO FLAGS.
A Pathetic Story of a Young Soldier Who
Served in Both the Union and Confed
The civil war was such a big thing, it
lasted so long, and covered such a vast
expanse of territory, that it was an easy
matter for a man to fight in both, ar
mies, and escape detection and punish
ment as a deserter. A few months be
fore Georgia seceded a bright young
New Englander settled in one of our
country towns. His Northern birth
caused him to bo suspected, and on this
account he was probably more out
spoken in the expression of secession
sentiments than he would have been un
der other circumstances. The State
went out of the Union, the trouble com
menced in earnest, and volunteer com
panies began to organize and go to the
front. Our New England friend felt
that the pressure of public opinion was
too strong to be withstood. It was hard
to fight his own people, but if he did
not become a Confederate soldier, the
people were liable in some hour of mad
excitement to lynch him. bo he donned
a suit of gray and trudged off to Vir
ginia with a musket on his shoulder.
lhe unwilling: volunteer stood camp
life very well. He bore his part man
fully in many a skirmish and battle, and
in the course of time was made a lieu
tenant He came very near going
through the war without a spot on his
record, but in a fatal moment he yielded
to temptation and disgraced himself and
It was a cold wet day in April, 1865.
The Lieutenant had become separated
from his command on the march. He
lost his way and threw himself on the
wet ground completely worn out. His
pnysicai wcasness acpresseu ms mino,
and he gave himself up to a lit of de
spondency. A flood of bitter thoughts
rushed over him. Why should he, an
alien, risk his life in defense of a people
who hated him. Why should he strug
gle on, he knew not how many years
IrmrrfMV fiorhlinrr nrrnlnof liio l-inemon nnil
friends! Following an impulse which
seemed irresistible, he rose to his feet
and set his face in the direction of the
Federal lines. Before nightfall he was
in the camp of the enemy.
The poor fellow told his storv after
ward with mournful pathos. He said
that the Federals wanted to treat
him as a spy. When they refused
to believe his tale of desertion he of
fered to volunteer as a proof of his
ood faith. The offer was accepted,
c got into a blue uniform, and
found himself once more in active
service. Two days later General Lee
surrendered at Appomattox. In an
other month the deserter was mustered
The man was in a auandarv. He
dared not go back to his New England
home. The people there all knew that
he had been in the Confederate army.
On the other hand he" could not go to
Georgia, where he would be denounced
mil despised as a deserter. He drifted
to Boston, and there he narrowly es
caped getting into prison. His tongue
got him into the trouble. He remarked
to a lady at his boarding-house that
he would rather lie in an honored
Confederate grave down in Dixie
than own half of Boston. The lady
was furious. She reported the con
versation to the Provost Marshal, and
that officer sent a file of men to march
the deserter to his office. The unfortu
nate man unbosomed himself to the
Marshal, concealing nothing. He ad
mitted using the language reported, and
said that it reflected his state of mind.
If he had held out against temptation
two days longer, he could have returned
to Georgia with a proud record as a tried
and true Confederate. As it was he felt
himself an.outcast, with no country, no
flag, no comrades, nothing but a blasted
character. The Provost Marshal was a
sensible man. Ho listened in silence,
gave his prisoner a cigar and said- "You
may go, but don't talk that waj any
Sometimes this follower of the two
flags passes thrpugfe Georgia on a bnsi-
ness trip. He never hunts rip any of his
old ex-Confederate comrades. Occasion
ally he finds himself in a crowd where
they arc all telling war reminiscences.
As soon as he can lie quietly retires. He
has no war stories to tell. During re
cent years this man has done fairly well
in a business way. But prosperity does
not satisfy him. He seems to be under
the shadow of that disgraceful April day
m 'bo. He is almost a monomaniac on
this subject, and to-day he would give
up his life, his family and everything if
ho could be resting in one of the graves
in our cemetery under the shadow ot the
Confederate monument. What an in
tolerable torture such an existence must
be! Atlanta ((7a.) Constitution.
LONDON STREET LIFE.
Somc Aspects and Features Peculiar to
the English metropolis.
London has, in addition to its police
and fire brigade, a third force of officials
controlled by the city. This is the
"shoeblack brigade." It is a sot of
boys almost grown to manhood, who
are regularly licensed by the city to
black boots on the public streets, and I
believe they have a monopoly of this
business. They are all uniformed in
bright scarlet jackets, and arc a very
respectable brigade. It is a pity this
English feature was not sent across to
America years ago in place of the Eng
lish sparrow brigade, which has be
come such a pest all over the north of
the United fatates. btrangc as it seems
to an American, the pestiferous English
sparrow is still beloved m his na
tive home, and right in the heart
of London are thousands of the
little birds. Common pigeons
aDOiinu in .London also, xucre is a res
idence in Ely Place, half a mile from St.
Paul's Cathedral, where the pigeons
flock daily for food, which is given them
by a bird-loving lady. The pigeons arc
puniic property, out they know their
friend, and it is interesting: to watch
them while feeding from her hands. It
seems as though there must be "mil
lions" of them (according to Colonel
beiiers), and they lly around the lady,
upon her shoulders and head, until thev
almost hide her from view. It is im
possible for her to keep them out of the
sack containg the grain-which she feeds
them; and often she has to lift them
out by the armload. The feeding of the
pigeons at Ely Place has become so well
known to Londoners that scores and
sometimes hundreds of people assemble
to witness it.
The streets of London (except in the
suDuros) are not cut up with car tracks,
but in place of street cars they have
kind of two-story omnibus larger than
the American omnibus, and not quite so
wide as a street car. It will hold at least
twenty inside. At the rear a winding
stairway leads up to the roof, where
there are seats to accommodate about
fifteen or sixteen people. These are oc
cupied by ladies as well as grentlemen.
Two strong horses have no difficulty in
pulling this great load over the smoothly
cemented thoroughfares. I find the
same thing in Pans also, but here it is
even larger than in London. The Ameri
can rule ol the highway: "Jieep to the
right," is sometimes reversed, and in
England the song is then: "Ever to the
left, boys: ever to the left."
Hacks waiting for customers do not
stand by the curb, but are drawn up in
line in the middle of the widest streets,
such as Holborn or High Holborn
streets (pronounced "O'b'n" and
"lob'n" by the Londoner), the Strand
or itegent street, in the center of the
carriageway also are large ornamental
gas-posts, protected from vehicles by
posts set in at a radius of about four
feet. These form a sort of oasis in the
midst of the street, and make con
venient retreats for persons hemmed in
by vehicles while attempting to cross
the streets. In each of these midway
oases is a policeman, whose duty it is to
see that all vehicles going south keep on
one side and all going north on the
other side of this dividing line. Lon
don Cor. Gliarleston News.
METEORS IN AMERICA.
Three Remarkable Brilliant Flro Balls Ob
served in the United States.
On the evening of December 2, 1876,
at about eight o'clock, there was seen in
Kansas a bright fire ball, which rose in
the western sky near where the moon
then was. It crossed the heavens ap
parently near the center of the State, its
flight to the horizon appearing to ob
servers to last about a minute. The
same meteor was seen to pass similarly
from west-southwest to east-northeast
by observers in many States from Ne
braska to West Virginia, and from Mis
souri to Wisconsin. Near the meteor's
path, four or five minutes after its pass
age, loud explosions were heard, re
sembling distant cannonading, or noises
like the rattling: of empty wajrons over
stony roads. So loud were the noises
that people and animals were frightened.
The explosions were heard east of
the Mississippi everywhere within sixty
miles of the estimated path of the
meteor, and at Bloomington, Ind., one
hundred and fifty miles distant, sounds
were noted which were supposed to come
from the meteor. Over Central Illinois
the meteor broke into fragments like an
exploding rocke t, and over Indiana and
Ohio it formed a flock or cluster of me
teors computed to be forty miles long and
five miles broad. The sky over New
York was overcast, but from many
places in the State came accounts of rat
tling of houses, thundering noise, and
other such phenomena, which, at the
time, were attributed to an earthquake.
At one place in Northern Indiana a
larmer heard a heavy thud, and found
beneath the snow the next morning a
strange stone weighing three-qarters of
a pound. By putting together the vari
ous accounts of observers it appears that
the meteor was first seen near the north
west corner of Indian Territory, at an
elevation of from sixty to one hundred
miles above the earth's surface. Thence
it traveled to a point over Central New
York in about two minutes, approach
ing the earth all the while.
A similar meteor was seen on the
evening ol July M, low, in JSew
York, Pennsylvania and New England.
The light was so vivid that thousands
of persons left their houses to see it.
Its velocity was computed at from
ten to twelve miles per second hity
times the velocity of sound. This me
teor disappeared from sight over the At
Early in the last century a brilliant
meteor was seen in New York City. A
worthy citizen of that day chronicles
how he was "sitting on ye stoop" in
Maiden Lane, at about eight o'clock,
when a "Meteor or Starr Shott Across
ye Hcmysphere," making so brilliant
a ngnc mat, annougn tne nignc was very
dark, "all Objects m ye Street appeared
very visible." Chicago Times.
Base ball will be played at night, by
electric light, on Staten Island next
HOME AND FARM.
Cold tea is the best liauid for clean
ing varnished paint, window panes and
mirrors. Toledo Blade.
In washing: tumblers that have had
milk in them, you sluild always rinse
tnem out of clear, cold water urst.
Corn Cake: One cupful Indian meal
two cupfuls flour, one-half cupful sugar.
one egg, one-half cupful butter, one and
two-thirds cupfuls sweet milk, one-half
teaspoonful soda, one teaspoonful cream
tartar. The Caterer.
Squashes should be kept in a warm
dry place, and should not freeze. It is
not best to keep vegetables too warm
but care should be exercised to prevent
the freezing of those that are easily af
tected by cold. Troy Times.
Hot Frosting: One cupful of sugar,
three and one-half teaspoonfuls milk;
put it on the stove, boil five minutes,
add flavoring. Stir after taking it ofl
the stove until it thickens a little and
spread on the cake before it hardens.
When ladies are afflicted with
rough skin they will find it to their ad'
vantage to use a nail brush, not only for
the nails, but also for the knuckles, and
indeed, the entire hand. A little am
monia in the water adds to its cleansing
To prevent the spread of chicken
cholera Dr. Salmon recommends a mix
ture of two ounces of sulphuric acid to
two gallons of water. This will destroy
every germ of cholera that it touches in
a few minutes, being one of the best dis
infectants known. Albany Journal.
Do not confine the turkeys over ten
days when fattening them, or they will
lose flesh, confinement rendering them
discontented, which soon results in a re
fusal of food. Give them plenty of char
coal, gravel and fresh meat, with all the
corn they can cat. Chicago Journal.
Custard Pie: One egg, one table
spoonful of sugar heaped up, one level
tabJespooniui each ol corn starch and
butter, and one pint of sweet milk.
Flavor to suit the taste, and bake with
one crust. This makes one pie. It is
good when eggs are scarce. The House
A potato grower states that by ex
periment he has discovered that tho
rotting of potatoes is due partially to
moisture. Potatoes grown on land that
has been thoroughly underdrained were
sound and good, while those grown on
land undrained rotted badly. Western
Bran is cheap, and it can be used
in almost unlimited quantities without
injury to the animal. It is a health?
lood and contains enough nitrogenous
substances to help replenish the waste
of muscular tissue in the animal system
as will contribute to the production of
milk. iv. F. Farmer.
Don't leave the oven door open,
nor set a cake on the top of the raujre,
even for a moment a mistake very
easily made by young; housekeepers
but draw the cake to the edge of tho
oven, test it quickly, and be careful not
to cool a newly baked cake too rapidly.
Dy setting m the wind. Uhnslam at
To make cream cheese stir a little
salt into a pan of "loppered" cream
Pour into a linen bag and let it drain
three days, changing the rag every day.
Then pack into a wooden cup or mold
with holes in the bottom, and press two
hours. Wet tho mold with cold water
before putting; in the cream curd,
Wrapped in soft white paper two or
three lolds ol tissue paper will do to
exclude the air, they will keep in a cool
place for a week. This is the cheese
sold in this country under the name of
JNeufchatel. Chicago Tribune.
TO BUSY MOTHERS.
Some Valuable Hints by a Lady Who
Speaks from Experience.
The human brain needs rest and
change. The human mind needs relax
ation. The human heart needs pleas
ant companionship. Deprive them of
these requisites, and the result in nine
cases out of ten will be insanity. Per
haps you imagine that I mean to frighten
you. Why, to tell you the truth, if I
could not arouse you to a sense of your
condition unless I terrified you a little, I
would rather do so than see you an in
mate oi an insane asylum, xou see
this to be quite in accordance with the
rest of nature's laws. The body can not
subsist on one kind of diet; it must have
more or less variety; and, behold, how
plentifully our Creator has provided for
this great need in the abundant fruitful-
ness of earth, air and sea! How soon
the palate tires of one kind of diet! How
soon the body starves when fed upon one
thing. Dear inend, 1 beseech you give
this subject your most careful consider
ation, for I perceive you are killing; your
self with the constant strain brought to
bear upon body and mind, and unless
you consent to relax that strain you will
suller very seriously m consequence.
xour nervous headaches arc sent.
perhaps, as warnings, which, if heeded,
may prove your salvation from mora
serious trouble. 1 have found it ex
ceedingly injurious to work during the
evening. You have been busy all day
with one duty or another; the night has
come; you can find no warrant in Scrip
ture for continuing them.
So let the work-basket remain undis
turbed, let the needle rest. You will be
all the more skillful with it on the mor
row, bpend the evening m reading,
conversing, playing interesting games
with your children, or in visiting your
friends; or, better still, if you feel able,
in attending; an interesting; lecture or
concert; then, when you retire, you will
sleep sweetly, and awake refreshed and
equal to the performance of the day'3
Never eat heartily when tired to death.
Drink a cup of tea and eat a cracker or
beat up an egg in half a pint of milk,
sweeten and flavor to taste, and drink it.
This will strengthen you, and will not
make any demands on your weary
stomach or digestive organs. And
another thine: do not rise early
tllf mnrnmrr nnrl rrnf nil mrnn
the house doing; ttiis and seeing; to that
foriiours before you eat anything. Put
on the coffee, if you use that beverage,
or the tea, if you use that, as soon as
possible, and pour yourself out a cup
just as soon as it is in a condition for
drinking, and add whatever light, easily
digested article of food you may like
best. This done, and you must eat slow
ly and at your ease, you will find that
you can return to your work and fairly
mase tnings ny.
You will catch yourself sinerinfjr, per
haps, and when your husband and chil
dren come down fresh from their slum
bers they will meet a smiling face, and
sit down to a breakfast presided over by
a cneenui hostess, rorce yourself to
try this plan once or twice, and I know
you will be pleased with it. I have the
greatest faith in it, because I proved it
m my own case; and this is true of all
the suggestions I have given in this let
ter. Illustrated Christian Weekly,
Discovery of a Race Unacquainted With the
Existence of White Nations
Captain Holm recently returned to
Copenhagen after .having spent two
years and a half in exploring tho almost
unknown region of the east coast of
Greenland. Although ten or twelve ex
peditions have set out for East Green
land in the past two centuries, almost
all of them in search of the lost Norse
men, who were supposed to have set
tled there, only one ship ever reached
the coast. The great ice masses, some
times hundreds of miles wide, that are
perpetually piled up againt the shore
have kept explorers from East Green
land long after all other Arctic lands
were fairly well known. With three
assistants Captain Holm landed at Cape
Farewell and then went north some 400
miles. He has returned with large col
lections representing the flora, fauna,
geology and anthropology of this hith
erto unknown portion of the earth's
surface. He found in those cold and
dismal regions, isolated from the world,
a race of people who had never heard
or known of the great civilized nations
of the earth. They seem to lead happy
lives, and lived in a communistic wajrin
hamlets. They differ entirely in lan
guage and physical characteristics from
the Esquimaux of West Greenland.
AN ANIMAL TICKLER.
now a Wild Beast Tamer Subdues Ob
Mr. Raiispach, a tamer of wild beasts
in Germany, has invented an electric
wand which is said to have the most
marvelous effect upon his beasts. Hp
has experimented himself in his own
menagerie with the following results:
The lion touched with the electric wand
became very frightened, trembled all
over and growled. The tiger received
the touch more calmly, appeared fright
ened and crouched m a corner.
The bear was quite insensible to the
first touches, simply growled and showed
lus teeth, but the most strange ellect was
upon the boa-constrictor, a reptile from
Cavenne, twenty feet long. On being:
touched he became paralyzed and re
mained six hours without moving, after
which he appeared a little better, but re
maincd three days in a state of semi-tor
por, lhe elephant on being touched at
the end of his trunk made a great noise
and became so furious that the tamer
thought he would break the bars of his
cage. The tamer left, and so terminated
his first experiment. Pans Neios.
Rough Glass for Painted Windows
Singularly enough, examinations
made of the painted windows, so cele
brated as works of artistic genius and
skill, of the old Cathedrals of England
and Continental Europe, show that their
superiority consists really in the in
feriority of the glass, its richness in the
poverty of its constituents, in the very
perfection of its uneven thickness and
in the imperfections of its surface and
its body, all covered, as they are, by the
accumulating dust of ages, and honey
combed by the corroding effect of time.
Like the facets of a diamond or rubyT
each little wave and thread and blister
becomes, by interference, refraction and
reflection of the light which plays upon
it, a new source of the gem-like bril
liance, harmony and beauty which dis
tinguish the painted glass of former
centuries. The glass-makers of America
and England now aim to reproduce the
perfection of this old glass by repro
ducing its imperfections. Chicago bun.
A Philadelphia art exhibition was
not financially successful. Of about
25,000 visitors only 10,000 paid admis
sion lees, the others being deadheads,
The enterprise was more an educational
than a commercial success.
China has not a single insane asy
lum. Street musicians are unknown.
Laconic patient to physician: Caught
cold. Physician: Take Bed Star Cough
Curo; no morphia, no poisons. Only twen
ty-five cents. St. Jacobs Oil cures pain.
A few years ag;o there lived in At
lanta, Ga., three persons who in early
life stood in the presence of the first Na
poleon. One saw the great soldier after
Waterloo, when he was a prisoner on a
lsrilisii vessel. Another saw mm in.
Paris during his imperial reign. The
third did not see him at all. He was a
Prussian, and when the French entered
Berlin in triumph his father held him
up in his arms to look at the victor at
the head of his troops, but the child
pertinaciously shut his eyes to avoid
seeing; his country's enemy. Chicago
Bread is a luxury among; the peas
antry in parts of Southern Austria, Italy
and in Rouniania. In a village not far
from Vienna, the staple food of the peo
ple is sterz, a kind of porridge made of
ground becch-nuts. A porridge made of
boiled maize, called polenta, forms the
chief article of food in Northern Italy.
The same thing, somewhat differently
prepared, under the name of niamaliga,
is the common article of food in Ro"u
iania. "What makes children shv!" a writer
asks. Didn't know thev did: thoueht it
was horses. Rockland Courier-Gazette.
When vou wish to "size un" a man don't
look exclusively at his watch-cbain. Ask
him what time it is. Detroit Free Press.
One rainv dav last week Kosciusko Mur
phy, being in a hurry to get home, took a
street car. There was a big crack in the
roof of the car, through which the rain fell
and ran down the back of his neck, so he
asked the urbane conductor: "What's the
matter with thiscar? Does it do this way
always?" "No, sir; only when it rains."
"Jenny, do you know what a miracle isl"
Yes'm. Ma savs if von don't marrv our
new parson it will bo a miracle."
A Virginia bov who "couldn't sneak a
word" was considered a family 'treasure
until it was discovered that he could
whistle. Louisville Courier-Journal.
It has been decided bv a court of com
petent jurisdiction that there is iust as
much craft upon tho land as tlisro is upon
Coffee is said to cause as much heart
trouble as Cupid. Both have grounds for it.
A STANOER in tho Canital Citv of Texas.
who seemed to be lost, asked Gus de Smith:
bay, now do 1 get to the railroad depot!"
'Say, what?" "Sav. how do I cret to the
railroad depots" "How do I got to tho rail-
roau depots Anything else you want me
to say." Texas ijijiitigs.
A scnooL journal advises: "Make the
school interesting." That's what the small
boy tries to do to the best of his ability.
Paul after courtine' her for seventeen
consecutive years succeeded in gaining the
hand of Virginia. "When she became his.
what time was it? Just won. Philadelphia
"TlMC la n l,irrlll.o.,rlorI nnt..nr, U n4k.
boy remarked when he found that Lis moth.
r had cot the cookies on the uoper shelf,
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Why Jews Live so Xong.
Tho 2iho England Medical Monthly com
ments very favorably on tho proverbial
long and healthful lives of the Jpws. Dr.
Picard holds that this superiority is duo to
their stringent health laws. Tho Mosaic,
like tho older Egyptian code, is very strin
gent regarding the eating of flesh and other
articles of food. Of tho animals examined,
a large proportion are always condemned
as unfit for food. People who eat meat in
discriminately are very prono to disorders
of tho blood and of tho kidneys, for meat is
composed of nitrogen, which the kidneys
have to remove from the blood, and of
course they can not do this successfully ex
cept by tho aid of Warner's safo cure, the
best kidney strengthened unless it is tem
perately partaken of and only the very
best meat is used. Jews also uso alcoholic
liquors very sparingly and thus keep up
f' ood digestion, and then again they are a
oliday-loving and Sabbath-observing class.
A Fair of Inriisnensables Made of Seventy-live
Mayor Smith recently received from
C. Law, of Pitlston, for inspection, a
pair of trousers made of seventy-five dif
ferent colored patches and weighing
about twenty pounds. A placard con
taining the following accompanied the
"These pants wore fifty-two years in
actual service by a North Carolina col
ored gentleman by the name of Sam
Williams, better known in his country
as 'Father Sam,' who is now at the ripe
old age of one hundred and eight years
and still able to walk around, lather of
twent3-thrce children, all living, the old
est being ninety-one years; nmetj'-four
grandchildren. He was a slave for
sixty-four years. These were his wed
ding pants, and six of his sons wore the
same pants for wedding pants. They
are highly prized by the old gent and
his children. They were sent to me by
a friend, who had to deposit fifty dollars
as a guarantee of their being returned.
They were in actual wear thirty-two
years, and have been on exhibition for
the past twenty years. They have been
across the ocean four times and on ex
hibition in all the large cities of the
United States. You are requested to re
turnjthem soon, as the youngest son is
to be married and he has the promise of
them to wear on that occasion." Phila
Some curious facts were recently
developed at the annual examination of
conscripts in Belgium. Only six per
cent, of them had never been to school,
and seventy-live per cent, were able to
read and write. Yet forty-six per cent,
could not name two countries in Europe;
eighty-four per cent, could not name a
single celebrated Belgian. Current.
Younff Slen, Head This.
The Voltaic Belt Co., of Marshall, Mich.,
offor to send their celebratedELECTRO-Voltaic
Belt and other Electric Appliances
on trial for 30 days, to men (young or old)
afflicted with nervous dobility, loss of vital
ity and all kindred troubles. Also forrheu
matism,neuralgia,paralysis,and many oth
er diseases. Complete restoration to health,
vigor.and manhood guaranteed. No risk in
curred, as SO days' trial is allowed. Write
thematonco for illustrated pamphlet, free.
A ransii roll The actor's new part An
otherThe efforts of the inexperienced
skater. The Bairibler.
E. L. Notes. Revere. Mass.. was cured of
scald-head by using Hall's Hair Renewer.
A roller-skate gathers no moss, but a
roller-skater's shins often get barked. N".
3 month's treatment for 50c. Piso's
Remedy for Catarrh. Sold by druggists.
It is the man with the dark beard who
never says dye. Lowell Coxtrier.
A smtE enre for obstinate cousrhs and colds
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. The bestremedy
If a joke can make a horse laugh, why
can't it make a shay grin? Chicago Tribune.
Pi ke'sToothaciie Drops cure inl minute, 25c
Glenn's Sulphur Soaphealsand beautifies. 25c
German Corn Remover kills Corns & Bunions.
Free from Opiates, Emetics and Toison.
AT Druoocts Arn Dulexs.
tub cataua a.togeler co bi ltihoke. ot.
M. W - DDI
"Wayne, Du Page Co., Illinois,
HAS IMPORTED FROM FRANCE
70 PER CENT OF ALL HORSES
Whr!e iraritr ot blood Is rstahllfhcrt hv hkHotw, r.
corded in thePercheron Stud Book of France, the BnlT
Stud Rook ever published in that country.
EVER IMPORTED TO AMERICA.
STOCK ON HAND:
Imported Brood Hares
Tmnnrfart" SfnlliAnc 1
r .wU uiumuu.?,
via enougn for
Two years old and
Hccofriizlntr the prln- '
dole accented hv li intniii.
cent breedpr lht hA.
. faMtobeJf their pedigrees are not
,eTervrll bred nnlmals may be 1
iiii in only as erodes. I will
S?"?1! 1J3E?I?fd "t at erode prices when I rannot
?2hh.w"h the animal oia. pedteSo verified S fhi
vriKiniu iTcaea certificate of Itn niimjv. ,! h
i.irVi """dBookot Frnnco. lOO-pnco Illns-
wMt ofrhfriS'lS,5' Wayne. Ills.. IaM "
west otChlcaco.on the Chicago & JforUi-lVestem By. I
Its number nnd record In
1 bav a coaltlva remedr for the above discs: tritsnss I
thousands or ease or tha wnrst kind and of lone standing
have been cured. Indeed, so atrone is mr faith tn Its efficacy,
that I will send TWO BOTTLES FGEE, toejether with a TAL- I
CABLE TKEATISK on Uia disease, to anvsa3erer. aire Kx- I
trtnair.9-adM. BfyT. 4.SLOCUM,llirsil8l.,P.T, I
ft ED l
BEST TONIC. ?
This medicine, combining Iron with purs
vegetable tonics, quickly and completely
Cores Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Wcak
nexs, Impure Blood, Jlalnrln, Chills
and Fevers, and Neuralgia.
It is an unfailing remedy for Diseases of the
Kidney and Liver.
It is invaluable for Diseases peculiar ta
Women, and all who lead sedentary lives.
Itdoesnot injure theteeth.causeheadache.or
produce constipation other Iron medicines do.
It enriches and purifies the hlood,
stimulates the appetite, aids the assimilation
of food, relieves Heartburn and Belching, and
strengthens the muscV s and nerves.
For Intermittent Fevers, InsItudet
Iiaclc of Energy, etc., it has no equal.
txr The genuine has above trade mark and
crossed red lines on wrapper. Take no other.
Sad onlr br RROTTJ CIIEalCAL fO B1LTIHOBE. HO.
The Seven Stages of Man
ALL REQUIRE AT SOME ACE
TAYLOR'S CHEROKEE REMEDY of Svst Gam and Mallss.
A neglected cold is attendant -with so many danger
ous result?, that )t should be attended to at once.
Give TAYr.OIE'N CIIEIIOKJEK BM
BT of SWEET OU3I and MDLLE1X.
The Beet Gum from a tree or the same name grow
ing In the South, combined with a tea made from the
Mullein, plant of the old fields. For sale by all dxug
elsts at SS cents and Sl-OO per bottle.
WALTEK jV. T.VXLOIC, Atlanta, Go.
In fl a in mation.
Heals the Sores.
Senses of Taste,
1 Quick Relief.
A Positive Cure. HAY-FEVER
A particle Is applied Into each nostril; Is agreeable to
use. Price 50 cents br mall orat Druggists. Sendfor
circular. ELY HBOtHERS, Druggists. Owego. Jf. T.
B. H. DOUGLASS & SONS'
Capsicum Cough Drops
for Coughs, Colds and Sore Throats, aa
Alleviator of Conaumotion, and of preat
benefit in mo3t cases of Dyspepsia.
(3EWARE OF IMITATIONS.)
They are the result of over forty years' experienoO
in compoundinj COUGH BmvrnDTFfl.
Retail price IS cents per quarter pound.
FOII SaLC BV ALL uLEllS.
Snmt y.S Suitable fol
1.000 to 10,000 ft. per day. i IO n.l'.Knglne.
AXIi SIZES Hflia, WOOD-WOUKDijH
MACHINERY, SAWS, Etc.
PHOTIC Si Pfi Jlanufactnrinjr Co..
cal cure. 1 have rnaila the disease of FITS. EPILEPST
or FALLING SICKNESSa life-long study. Iwarraatmy
remedy to cure the worst cases Because others hats
failed H no reason for not now receiving a cure. Send at
onco for a treatlso and a Free Bottla of my lnfalllola
remedy. Giro Express and Post Office. Il costs you
BOtMnirfora trial, and IwiUcure ytra. ,
tddress Dr. n. O. KOOT. 183 fearl St. Neir Tork.
will b paid for ny Grain Fmm ot
same size that can clean and bag as
much Grola or Seed la one da as
our Patent MONARCH Grata
and 8ccd Separator aod Uajr
per or onr Improved Ware
honnc Mill which we offer cheap
Price Liit mailed free
NEWARK MACHINE CO.
No Rope to Cut Off Horses' Manes
lilt and BRIDLE Comhln
carfnotbe sllppedbyaay horse. Sam
ple nauer to any pan oi um u.o.
free, on receipt of SI. Sold by all
Saddlery, Hardware and Harness
Dealers. Special discount to tbd
Trade. ZST Send for Prlce-ListJ
For all Sewlne Machines.
Standard Goods Oslt.
send for wholesale price
DTKE'S BEARD ELIXIR JrTULTtaJ
FARMS &M ILLS
For Sale & Exchange.
It. ii. CI1AFFIN O: CO., Richmond,
Sfi I fl I C R QKEW1ATV S;O01cer' pay from
U L U 1 1 SI Wcommbsions: JJecrter reliev
ed; Ienlon and Increase; experience "l) years;
success or no fee. 'Write oi clre Jars and laws.
A. IV. JlcCORMICK & SON, Cincinnati. Ohio.
"county to sell our goods. Salary I
linug STUDY. Book-keeping; Business
nvlfiSa Forms. Penmanship, Arithmetic. Short
hand, etc-, thoronphly taught bv raalL Circulars free.
JiCSINJCSs COLsJEXtE, liuffalo, X. Y.
BRYANT & STRATTON'S g2SH?
St.Loms.Mo w students ye rlr. Younj mon taujtht Book-
keeping. Short-hand. peumauship, aua assisted to positions.
PTDIUPC ACTTT.VI.T.Y GtVBX AWAT
lnlrlUO for Violin. Guitar. Banjo etc Address
O a A. LOHMAK, 1SU9 Market Street, St. Louis, Mo.
Treated and enred without the knife.
Book on trcatmentscnt tree. Andres
L. POM D. Jl JJ-Aurora, Kane Co-Ilk
tf O Fine blooded cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry.
sg" dogs lor sale, uataiosrara wuu uu cuKrai
f. ,J P. BOYF.lt & CO- CoatesvUle, Pa.
docs for sale. Catalotrues with 150 eneray
jugs tree. .. r. uutr.i. s v-
MOVT1T. Atrents Wanted. OO besi
line articles In the world. 1 sample FREE.
Address JAY BP.ONSOS, Deteoit, MlCS.
A. N. K., B.
SrilKN WRITING TO ADVERTISERS
please say you. saw the advertisement la
tbls paper. Advertisers like to know
when and where their advertisements mr,
r ni ii ii ii m
UI 11 r 1
9H Piso's Remedy for Catarrh Is tbe Jj?
Bl Best, Easiest to Use, and Cheapest.
Also cood for Cold in the Head,
Headache, Hay Fever, tc. 50 cents.