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TIIOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR
VOL. LX. NO. 18.
The emigration from Ireland last
pear is tho lowest recorded since the
?ollection of returns commenced ia
A conservativo estimate in the Now
?ork Post puts tho number of men,
women and children who will ride
bicyclists this season in New York
Oity at 200,000.
One of the most striking things in
iho truly remarkable Eastern war is
I he success of tho medical and surgical
treatment of the Japanese troops. Tho
Surgeon-General reports a death rat9
of only four per cent, among rho
wounded who were brought under ino
care of tho surgeons.
There is a pretty sharp point in an
illustrated squib in thc Harlem Life.
A well-dressed lady and gentleman,
the lady with a bird on her hat, aro
walking along a country road. Ou a
branch of a tree sits an oriole, with
several young orioles by her side. And
as sho secs the lady sho is represented
as saying: "Look, my children!
There goes the monster that wears I
your poor father !"
The Massachusetts Board of Concil
iation and Arbitration reports that
the strikes in that State last j-car were
numerous, but generally unsuccessful,
and that those called successful en
tailed moro loss than gain to tho
workmen. The results of arbitration
were favorable to all concerned, but it
seems that both parties to a labor
controversy will seldom agrco to so
calm and reasonable a method of set
tling a dispute.
It seems by tho following extract i
from thc Union Signal that Mrs Cleve- j
laud, thc wife of th? President, is a I
"loyal friend of tho temperance
cause," but not a member of thc W.
C. T. IL : "Thc announcement tele
graphed by somo unauthorized person
to tho effect that Mrs. Cleveland has
joined tho W. C. T. U. is, so far as
om President knows, utterly without
foundation. Mrs. Cleveland is a loyal
friend of thc temperance cause, but wc
have never heard of her joining any
In the Baltimore N^ws it is esti
mated that thc South spends annually
$100,000,000 for products, horso and
mules, which could bc raised with
greaier profit in that section than
elsewhere. Tho bulk of this vast sum :
goes to thc West to pay for grain and J
and an agitation has bee a started to
return to that custom. If less cotton
wero produced and more acreage de
voted to other crops, tho finances of
Southern farmers would bo in better
shape at the end of a season.
. W. T. Harris, United States Com
missioner of Education, says in Har
per's Magazino that in all thc schools
of the United States, public and pri
vate, elementary, secondary, and
higher, there were enrolled in thc year
1S94 about fifteen and one-half mill
ions of pupils. This number includes
all who attended at any time in tho
year for any period, however short.
But the actual average attendance for
. each pupil did not exceed ninety days,
although the average length of the
school session was 137. Sixty-nine
pupils were enrolled out cf each 100
of the population between tho ages of
live and eighteen years. At this rate
of attendance thc entire population is
receiving on an average a little less
than four and cnc-half years' school
ing of 200 days e?cK J.a. some States
this average falls as low as two years,
and in others it rises to nearly seven
years (as in Massachusetts). Out of
this entire number deduct the private
and parochial schools of all kinds, ele
mentary, secondary, higher, and
schools for art, industry, and busi
ness, for defectivo classes and Indians,
and there remain over thirteen and
one-half millions for thc public school
enrolment, or nearly eighty-eight per
cent, of thc whole. In thc twenty
four years since 1870 thc attendance
on tho public schools has increased
from less than seven millions to thir
teen and one-half millions. Tho ex
penditures have increased somewhat
more, namely, from sixty-three mill
ions to one hundred and sixty-three
millions of dollars per annum, au in
crease from $1.04 per capita to $2.47.
Magnetic Sand tor Cars.
An experiment has recently been
made near Orange, N. J., on the Sub
urban Traction Compauy, with mag
netic sand from thc oro separating
works at Ogden. Edison had an idea
that tho sand would have more effect
in preventing slipping of tho wheels
than thc ordinary saud. The experi
ment was tried during a snow storm
on tho Eagle Bock Hue, where tho
grades are excessive and the difficul
ties of operating in snow aro enor
mous. Tho experiment proved a com
plete success, the saud making a per
fect electrical connection with tho
rails and no slip being noted.-Wash
The (?rook Colony in Georgia?
A Greek colony has been established
nt Eden in Effingham Couuty, Georgia.
They have purchased eighty acres of
laud from Mrs. Bahn, and about a
dozen of them are already there and
others are expected soon. They will
raise vegetables and other farm
products, but their principal obj oct
is to raise fruits aud grapes. They
are a thrifty, hard-working lot of ;
people.-New York Journal.
?riilt SLBKriXG APARTMENTS OF
S031H NOTED W03IISN.
Cj;:cca Victoria's Bedroom Is a Sim
ple Ap.-rtmcnt-Mrs. S. Vr, R,
Cramer's Couch is Like a
(?rc;it White Swan.
"V1 CTT-ICTORrA, Queen of England,
\ / is said, according to the New
Y ?ork World, to be very par
ticular about her bed, and
to have a deep-rooted objection to
changing from ono couch to another.
Ber bedroom is a very simple, unpre
tentious ono, anti almost any -woman
in the hind can boast a sleeping apart
ment quite as good as that of the
Queen of Great Britain and Empress
The heavy bcd, with its canopied
top and curtains, for keeping out
fraughts from the royal sleepers, sev
eral chairs, a thick warm rug, a great
table of carved mahogany, some good
pictures, including a portrait of Princo
Albert, completo the apartment in
Buckingham Palaco in which Her
Mrs. S. Van Rensselaer Cruger, of
New York, who is Julien Gordon in
thc literary world, has one of the
most artistic bedrooms in America.
The crowning glory of thc room is the
bed, which is a representation of a
swan. Each, feather is exquisitely
carved in thc while enamelled wood
by hand, and the proportions arc won
derful in their exactuess.
A canopy of white silk falls from
the tall, slender neck, adding to the
beauty, concealing nono of the lines
j THE GREAT WHITE SW
? and carving. The coverlid is of rich
? white satin, milled with filmy lace.
I Mrs. Cruger has pillows on her pretty
! bed, and these have day slips of satin
; much befrilled with lace. The heavy
: monogram on the coverlid and pillows
is dono in white, and there is not a
' touch of color about the whole affair,
j Thc color scheme of the room is dull
pink; the walls, carpets and hangings
are of this exquisite tint. The dressing
table, with its quaint chair, tho fra ni
; ing of the tall cheval glass and the
carved woodwork of the colonial man
, telpiece are of glistening white cnam
, oiled wood. A few choice water
! colors and some bits of rose-flecked
chinagive a homelike looktothe room.
Lillian Russell rejoices in a sleeping
apartment which suggests nothing so
much as a great pearly pink seashell.
Her little single bcd is of brass, but
scarcely a trace of the glittering metal
can be seen, so much of mother-of
pearl has been used. Not only in in
lay, but to cover the pillars and bars
; has thc gleaming substance been used.
The draperies are of white silk bolt
ing cloth, painted tu pink morning
! glories and delicate arbutus, lined
with palest pink satin. Soft white lace
over pink satin forms the covering for
the bed and for tho hard, round bol
ster, and falls on both sides almost tc
tho white velvet carpet.
The dressing table is of pink enamel
inlaid with wreaths and cupids of
mother-of-pearl, with faint tracries
of gold. The oval-shaped mirror is
framed in a wreath of porcelain morn
ing-glories, tho hand mirrors aro of
mother-of-pearl, set with jewelled
monograms. All of the brushes and
toilet belongings are of gold and the
exquisito sheeny pearl-liko substance.
The dressing chair matched tho toilet
table in coloring and ori:amentation.
It is a quaint little affair, with cush
ions soft as down. Thero is no back,
of course, so that the maid can brush
Miss Russell's golden curls with all
case and dispatch, but tho arms aro
broad and curving, and upon these
tho singer rests her dimpled elbows
and avoids much of thc fatiguo of
Mrs. Frank Leslie's sleeping-room
is almost Puritanical in its exquisite
neatness and plainness. Over the lit
tle single brass bedstead hangs a
crucifix of ivory, which is a work of
art in its matchless corving. A rug of
soft silky Persian weave covers" the
floor of tho tiny apartment, and a sin
gle chair completes the furnishings.
Tho toilet table and all of its belong
ings aro in thc little dressing room
which opens off from tho bedroom
On certain anniversaries Mrs. Les
lie's dainty brass bed presents a som
bre appearance, for it is draped in
black ; tho sheets, down coverlids and
pillows are all covered with silk of
Mrs. Burton Harrison, the writer,
who was Miss Constance Cary, of the
famous Virginia family, has her bed
room furnished with the quaint old
mahogany furniture in which her
great-grandmother delighted. Thc
roomy old bed would make twu i?l any
modern creation, and tho four tai!
carved nosts reach almost to tho ceil
ing, l'y the bcd stand tho quaintly
carved steps, which used to bo neces
sary to -success in reaching tho soft
embraces of the feather bed. A tall
chest of drawers surmounted by a
small looking glass, 6omo quaint old
spindle-back chairs and pictures a
hundred years old and more, complete
this quaint room.
Miss Cameron, the eldest daughter
of Sir Roderick Cameron, has a most
perfectly appointed suito of apart
ments in her father's country house,
Clifton Berley, on Staten Island. Tho
bedroom is a perfect example of tho
First Empire style of furnishings, and
the mahogany bed, dressing table,
chairs and desk show the beautiful
ehnpc and decoration of that pcrioJ.
- irji i -
Electricity as a l'oison Detective.
A new method of determining the
presence of metallic poisons in the
body after death is to pass a current
of electricity through it, discomposing
tho torsion and depositing tlo metal
on one of the electrodes. It is said
that in cases of antimony, lead, cop
per, mercury, etc., this method will
detect tho presence of as small a quan
tity of the metal as one-thousandth of
a grain.-San Francisco Examiner.
Remarkable CoUoolio:i ot Shoes.
The Queen of Italy is said to havo a
remarkable historic collection of shoes,
it includes tli3 shoes worn by Mary
Stuart on her way to execution, tho
Bhoesof Joan of Ave, Marie Antoinette.
Ninon do L??elos, Queen Louise, etc. ;
also a collection of shoos of various
countries which has an ethnographic
value. -New York Post.
AN BED MADE FOR MRS. S. VA!
A Sovel Sulky.
A horse lover in Hartford, Conn.,
according to the Courant of that city,
has devised a sulky that may accom
plish wonders in the development of
speed in trotting horse3. It is a rather
odd-lookiug arrangement, as may bo
seen from the picture printed here
with, but its conception is based upon
several very important considerations.
In running against time tho horso
should havo as nearly absolute free
dom of wind and limb as possible, bo
sides being relieved of draught. In
other words, ho should bc as nature
designed him, and the inventor of
this sulky claims that it more nearly
accomplishes that end than any device
yet mado known.
As shown in thc cut, thc driver's
seat is over the horse's hips, with the
wheels a trifle in advance of the middle
of the animal's body. Tho central
upright, extending from the wheel to
the seat, is ou a slight incline and
must necessarily help propel tho
wheels, thus reducing tho draught to
the minimum. A surcingle supports
and steadies tho shafts, and straps
running from it to thc pockets that
inclose the ends of thc shaft keep tho
sulky from running faster than thc
THE OnD LOOKINO SULKY.
Thc only necessities in the way of
harness aro thu breastplate, tho sur
cinglo and tho bridle, leaving thc ut
most freedom to thc shoulders and
the chest, as well as to the lungs by
reason of less tightening ot the girth.
If the horso rears or otherwise mis
behaves, tho sulky must go up with
him, and if ho makes a sidewise move
ment, he mast laud tho sulky where
he lands himself, with no danger of
dishing the wheel.
Tho inventor says that no "training
down" of overweight will bc neces
sary when his vehicle is used, as thc
heavier the weight, within a reason
able limit, thc more easily the vehicle
will be propelled. ile also says that
a horse ma;' bo more easily controlled
from tho new location of tho scat than
when the driver sits back of und a
trifle lower than the horse.
Ono ci these sulkies is now build
ing, and se*?ral horsemen, who have
seen tho plnne, think very favorablv
Placed end lo end in n continuons
line the streets of Loudon would <.:.:
tend from the Mansion Moa-;? acrosfi
the entire continent of Buropu and
beyond the Ural Mountains iu\o Asia.
Plans for a Residence In This Stylo
Tho Gothic or pointed and Grecian
or horizontal are really tho foundations
of all styles of architecture ; when wo
speak of buildings being Swiss, Ital
ian or Gothic, or any of the numer
ons well known styles, wo mean that
thc spirit oE a particular class has
been seized upon and not that thero
has boen a slavish imitation of dis
tinguishing peculiarities. One of the
most interesting of all of thc styles is
Highly as this is revered now, and
greatly as tho early cathedrals are ad
mired, it was at ono time held to be
an unworthy departure from tho strict
ly classic standard. The word Gothic
itself was first used by the architects
of tho Renaissance as a term of re
proach for all medieval styles. It was
a synonym for barbarism. The stylo
was a natural growth, a modification
ff RENSSELAER CRUGER.
of older styles and an adaptation tc
Various poetic explanations of iti
origin havo been given. It was said tc
have boen copiod directly from nature,
and people pretend to see in its pointed
arches and tho ribs of tho vault an
imitation of tho overarching branches
of trees. So, too, they say, the pillars
of the Gothic aislo were suggested by
tho trunks of an avenuo of stately
Appropriately enough, the first
Gothic building erected in tho United
States waa a church-famous Trinity
Church, Now York, built in 1840.
Since then it has been the prevalent
style for church architecture.
Tho design illustrating this article
is a modified Gothic, and a detailed
description of it is as follows:
General dimensions: Width, ex
clusivo of veranda, 37 feet 2 inches ;
depth, not including veranda and par
lor bay, 51 feet 2 inches.
Heights of t-i-.n c.?; Cellar, 7 feet;
jfir.-t story, 10 ?pt, second stony ?J
i f?et ; attie, S Joel, ?< inches, ' m
Exterior materials: Foundation,
first and second Btories and gables,
brick. Roofs, slate. Balcony floors
covered with leaded tin.
Interior finish : Three coats plaster,
hard white finish ; soft wood flooring
and trim. Main staircase, oak.
Kitchen and bathroom, wainscoted.
Pictnro moulding in principal rooms
and hall of first story. Panel backs
nuder windows in parlor and diniog
room.' AU interior woodwork grain
filled, stained to snit owner and fin
ished in hard oil varnish.
Colors: Trim, including cornices,
casings, veranda and balcony post?,
rails, etc., dark green. Sashes, red.
Brick work painted buff and pencilled
and speckled to imitato mottled brick.
Veranda floors and ceiling and out
side doors oiled.
Ac?bmodations : Tho principal
rooms and their sizes, closets, etc.,
are shown by the floor plan?. Cellar
under whole house with inside and
outside entrances and concrete floor.
Two rooms and ball finished off in
attic; remainder of spaco floored for
storage purposes. Inside Venetian
blinds to all windows of first and
second stories. Bathroom with full
plumbing in second story. Brick-set
rangO; sink, and boiler in kitchen.
Largo bay window and open fireplace
in parlor and bclroom over same.
Cost, SG200, not including mantels,
range or herder. Tho estirn.ato is
based on Nf-.w York prices for materi
als and labor. In many sections ol
the country the cost should be less.
Feasible modifications: General
dimensions, materials and colors may
be changed. Cellar may bo reduced
in sizo or wholly omitt?d. Three
washtubs may be placed in laundry in
cellar. Double sliding doors may bo
made to connect dining room and hall
and parlor and dining room. Addi
tional bedroom may bo finished off in
attic, or attic may bo left unfinished
but floored for storage purposes.
This design is presented as an ex
emple of what may be dono in the em
bellishment of a residenco in Gothic
or pointed style.
The Height ol Clouds.
Tho very highest clouds, those
called cirrus and cirrostratus, rise to
tho average height of about 30,000
feet. A second class keep at a height
of from 10,000 to 23,000 feet abovo
the earth, while thc lower clouds usu
ally float at a height seldom exceeding
5000 feet. In tho case of the last-men
tioned class of clouds thc lower sur
face maybe at a height not exceeding
3000 to 4000 feet, whilo their tower
ing summit will be removed from the
earth by not less than 1G,000 feet.
Professor Moller says that tho vertical
dimensions of a cloud will often ex
ceed 10,000 feet, and that ho has ob
served thoso which ho had evory rea
son to believe wore , not less than 25,
000 feet thick. -St. Louis Republic.
j Kow York Drinks a River ft Day.
.?The volume of water that flows
through Now Y,ork City every day via
.t.b?i new. acmedaot is equul to a river
"j lou-ivrl Wiuo-uvrU' ,^:W' leO-T.u,., r
running at the rate of a milo an hour.
If the full capacity of the aqueduct
were used it would represent a similar
river 165 feet wide.-New York
North Carolina's Rig Gold Nugget.
For a small colored boy to pick np
a chunk of gold weighing eight
pounds, or about that, worth just
about $2000, is rather unusual good
fortune. That is exactly what Jupiter
Debarry, of North Carolina, did a
week or so ago, and the nugget is
now in Wall street, says the New
York Journal. Moreover, the boy's
regular occupation is picking up nug
gets. A littlo syndicate of Wall
street speculators got hold of a pi eco
of property in North Carolina last
winter, where nuggets of pure gold lio
around loose on the ground, and they
have people employed regularly, on
daily wages, picking up thc valuable
This particular one, shown in tho
picture, is tho largest found up to
date, but Jupiter Debarry and the
other colored youth in Stanley County
aro vastly excited over the prospect
of finding more and bigger ones.
There are plenty of smaller ones found
from time to time, but they only servo
to keep np tho excitement.
The picture is an exact outline
sketch of the remarkable Debarry
nngget. It is as rough on top and on
the bo ttom as it is along thc edges,
and the outline Bhowd how rough that
THE MOXSTEi: NTGOET.
is. It weighs 101 ounces and is more
than ninety per cent, pure gold, eo
that, gold being worth $20 an ounce,
the value, roughly speaking, is al
The shape is too irrogular to de
scribe, but tho measurements are
easily taken. Tho nugget is a littlo
over rix and A half inches in length
and five and a half inches in width
at thc widest place. Tho broader end
is also thc thicker, and measures
three and three-quarter inches from
top to bottom, whilo thc smaller cud
is only about au inch thick.
Originate 1 tho "One Trice." System.
John A. Warren, tho old Boston dry
goods merchant who died on last Fri
day, is said to have been the first
dealer in that city to adopt tho ''one
price" system of Kelling goods. Il was
considered n great innovation, and
everybody predicted that Mr. Warrol,
had made n ni ?sink". Previously each
merchant had set Iii.-; uwn price For an
article; and ibe customer mid to pay
it OJ beat him down.---New York SuuJ
HATS AND PARASOLS
DEOAD EFFECT J THIS 8 MASON'S
FEATURE IN MILLINERY.
Large Hats Arc Stylish.-Fashionable
Colors on Feminine Headgear
Skirts and Waists.
j M y HE tendency in the milliner's
I efforts thisseason is all toward
J broad effects and tho trim
<f" ming of nenrly every style of
hnfc .or bonnet leans that way. The
tiny Dutch bonnets set so far back on
i thc head that they seem lost in front
are worn at teas and receptions and in
tho evening for young maids and ma
trons, too, thc . natty Napoleon,
trimmed toward the back or front, as
fancy dictates, is a favorite. The
large hats aro stylish to a degree and
a model in black satin braid, had
short thick plumes falling on either
Bide, one resting on tho edge of tho
brim toward the front. A band of
velvet with rhinestone buckle ond
bunch of violets at tho back and un
derneath the brim a cluster of roses
completed thc trimming. Tho demand
for made hats admits of ccnsidorablo
originality in tho manipulation of the
straw braid and with the kind known
as patent leather exquisite jet effects
may be obtained without tho weight
of tho real article. Black and white
and black and brown aro frequently
found combined, tho tint of the latter
used being Havana. Butter color
fancy straw is also fashionable, espe
cially for young girls' hats. Ribbons
and Howers for the mont part form the
adornment of tho spring hat, the
Dresden and striped effects in tho
latter being especially handsome,
while tho flowers aro tho most perfect
imitations of nature's productions,
some of tho makers going so far as to
imitate dying nature, and withered
leaves, and dying roses are among tho
seasons novelties. A'bcautiful model
for a hat is of white laco and net, tho
brim slightly projecting aid trimmed
with soft net and sprays of orchids,
and another is quito a flower toque,
velvet pansies being combined with
the lace. Tho bonnet pictnrod here
with is in marron fancy straw, trimmed
with roses, shaded from pink to green
A BONNET TRIMMED WITH ROSES.
and natural foliage, plaited marron
ribbon and jet ornaments. The cen
ter in front forms a point, resting on
tho hair. To be worn with or with
Theso dainty millinery adornments
and their fair wearers must be shadod
from the sun's rays, and tho parasols
arc on par with tho prevailing beauty
in the season's fashions. The sheer
chiffon is lace and self-rufiled in vari
ous styles, and the Dresden comes
severely plain and with a ruffle or two
and bow on top. The shirred chiffons
in light tints arc lovely, thejfilmy fab
ric being a favorite, and a model in
accordion pleated black chiffon won
many admiring comments at a recent
exhibition. For carriage uso the much
trimmed ones aro carried, but the
styles for street aro very handsome,
plain satin with insertion of heavy lace
being among them.
FOR STREET WEAR.
For street wear brocaded silk mo
hairs, bcrege poplin, Venetian cloth
and illuminated serges will bo much
worn, with cr?pons in exquisite weaves
of mohair and silk and all silk for call
ing and reception gowns. In the first
mentioned stylo a beautiful model was
seen in mohair of a gray shade, with
old rose figure and glints of green
through the weave ; the skirt was ex
ceptionally full, tho godet plaits stand
ing out beautifully and large rosettes
ornamenting the side ; the bodice was
trimmed with a full collar of heavy
Russian embroidery and the full effect
was obtained by looso straps of old
rose satin caught at tho neck with
rhinestone buttons; tho plain high
collar of satin has loops well toward
tho cud. Tho sleeves wcro of mohair
with full puff to elbow.
Theso mohairs como in all varieties
of colorings and tints and in plain ef
fects. In the poplins brown and white
is found beautifully combined and a
taking stylo shows tho soft front of
thc bodice of whito mousseline do
soie, embroidered in buttonhole
stitch, and intended to bo worn with
or without au Eton jacket. Tho cloth
gowns, w hellier tuilor-madc or trimmed
bodice, are beautiful, the exquisite
texture of the fabric showing to excel
lent advantage and trimmed with
heavy grass linen embroidered in all
manner of styles or plain silk Tuscan
and ornamented with buttons of
rhinestones or cut steel they aro ex
ODD SKIRTS AND WAISTS.
As old waists and skirts are the
feature of tho season new ideas in both
are constantly cropping np. This
stylo is now standard, and will con
tinue for time indefinite. Tho Hum
mer promises to bc the biggest cotton
?vaist season yet known. Now wo aro
wearing them of laco or net. over silk ;
ch ilion, gauze or crape over silk or
sal in ; velvet, lue soft finished liberty
salin, (driped and figured changeable
tall?las und a few plaids in velvet and
.ilk. AU colors and combinations aro 1
wnruiu lids ii?-efii! garment. Sleeves ?re j <
to tlie vrisi or elbow au 1 very large, j i
fancy collard and ribbon belts aro 11
irorn. Guipure lace yokes and epau
let ruffles abound, and in many in?
itances a tiny fur edging finishes tho
ace trimming. Velvet and chiffon aro
:ombined with any material. Jot and
ribbon are commonly used trimmings.
Some of the combinations are silk
vaist, velvet sleeves, narrow belt and
?ollar and yoke of lace vandykes. An
ther has pink chiffon over pink silk,
vith pink satin ribbon bretelles and
>ows, as well as belt, anda light green
;ollar. Mink edges the collar and
intlines the bretelles and belt. Black
ihiffon, net or gauze waists are made
iver colored silk and trimmed with
YOUNO GIBIi'S WAIST.
ilack satin ribbons and a colored vel
et collar. The waists are full in of
act, though mado over a boned lining,
lix yards of silk are now allowed for
waist and the same of chiffon.
Nothing looks 60 decidedly proper
s a tailor-made gown, either for
burch or shopping. Now that dress- I
lakers control tho gowns once more I
he tailor-made ones are no longer I
ilain and severe. Whipcords and
ightweight cheviots aro the very
hing for a shopping gown. For in
tance, a light mouse-gray whipcord,
lade with a skirt, a godet, not too
rido nor overstiffened with horsehair,
in ed throughout with a good quality
f 6ilk and perfectly plain. The
lodice fits tight to the back, the
ronts are open and rounding, with a
ittle basquine ali around.
USE OF BRAIDING. j
An enormous amount of braiding
?aterial is being used, or woven goods
hat so closely resemble braiding, that |
he effect is precisely the same. Vests,
icket bodies, the lower portions of i
he sleeves, the wide bands that are
rom over the tops of the sleeves, and,.
ideed, portions of the sleeves them?
slves, are of this material.
MRS. STANTON'S QUEEB EXPERIENCE.
In spite of her eighty years, Eliza?
still, and appreciates agood story "as
much as the youngest of her friends.
The other evening she related an ex
perience that befell her while lectur
ing in a Western city. She had re
tired shortly before midnight, and wat
just falling asleep when she felt a cold
touch on her hand, and at tho same
time heard a voice that sounded dis
tinct though faint saying : "Save me,
More curious than alarmed, Mrs.
Stanton rubbed her eyes, got up and
lighted the gas, and searched every
where through the room, finding ab
solutely nothing. Then, concluding
that it must have been an hallucina
tion, she went back to bed again. But
again the phenomenon .vas repeated,
with the same icy touch and the same
voice, that sounded nearer now, and
repeated the singular words :
"Save me, mother 1"
AH through tho night at intervals
this strange manlfestion was repeated,
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON.
and once it seemed to her that she was
held in a strong embrace, while the
voice sounded close in her ears.
The next morning she repeated to
the landlord the strange happenings of
tho night, and learned to her amaze
ment that twenty-four hours before,
in the very same room a young man
had died of delirium tremens, and all
through tho hours of his agony he had
called out, sometimes with moans,
sometimes with shrieks:
"Savo me, mother!"
Now, if any ono eau explain this
Dccurreuco Mrs. Stantou will bo glad
to hoar from him, for she admits
Frankly it is beyond hor comprehen
Wear and Tear.
Thc front gato
before Mary Ellen
jad a beau.
Two weeks later.
A room has been sot apart in the
British House of Co ?ti mons for tho
iorvenience of members desiring to
nako use of typo writing machines or
:o dictate to their secretaries.
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peoplo should not be persuaded
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It is the King of Liver Medi
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HUNTING FOR MONAZITE*
ft New Industry In the Piedmont Seo?
tion of North Carolina.
The enthusiasm with which the
search for monazite is now being
prosecuted in the Piedmont section
bf North and South Carolina is some
thing remarkable. Men, women and
children talk about it, dream about
lt, search for it, and would perhaps
eat it if it could be prepared so that
j it would be palatable. For 200 years
i the planters on tho coast stumbled
over phosphate rock, which had been
brought to the surface, and consider
ed it of no value. Finally, after the
late war, a man of scientific turn of
mind began to investigate this rock,
and as a result an industry has
sprung up that now amounts to mil
lions of dollars annually.
In like manner gold miners year
after year in their search for gold
along the streams of this Piedmont
section have been finding in their
pans a heavy yellowish sand, which
they cast aside as worthless. This
has all been completely reversed in
the last twenty months, and nowa
days a prospector will cast aside fair
specimens of gold while prosecuting
his search for monazite. Io obtain
monazite from the hundred little
streams that are found in the mona
zite belt the .prospector sets out pro
vided with shovel and pan. With his
shovel he scoops. out a hole "in the
bed of the stream, or near by it. He*
goes>throiighv ^he', alluvial.- deposit
and washes it out, carefully examin
ing quantity and- quality. After
prospecting in several different
places he is able to decide whether
. the "branch," as these small streams
' are called in the South, is worth
J j working. If it promises well a trial
; is made. The top soil is 8tripped.ofi
from a small area until the monazite
stratum is reached. That sand is
taken out and carefully washed, and
if the results are satisfactory then
work is begun.
Contractors do most of tho mining,
taking leases and paying a royalty of
from one-seventh to one-fifth. Occa
sionally tho monazite privilege is
bought straight out, and in some in
stances $200 an acre has been paid.
Sometimes, however, the owners
work their own lands.
Common, unskilled laborers are
employed to do the work. "Strip
pers" are the hands who clear away
the top soil, removing all timber
growing thereon. Tho gravel gang
comes next. They carefully lift out
all of the monazite sand and turn it
over to the washers, who get out all
gravel, silver and clay, leaving a mix
ture of heavy material behind. This
goes through a second washing, and
the material left is marketable mon
The washing is done in a wooden
trough from 12 to 18 feet in length,
12 inches wide and 12 deep. There
is a cast iron perforated plate at the
upper end of the box, through which
the monazite drops, while the lighter
stuff and clay float away. A stream
of water flows through the box. Ex
pert washers receive $1 a day, but
there are plenty of men who do this
work fairly well and are anxious to
work at G5 cents per day. Overseers
and timekeepers receive $1.50. Thia
is considered fair wages down South,
where there is little demand for day
The sand is about as current aa
gold dust, six cents a pound being
the average price. It is estimated
that a group of well managed hands
will make twice their dally wages.
Letters of inquiry come from all
countries seeking information about
monazite, and, judging by the num
ber and character of these received
by the geological survey from various
European countries, the industry
and the amount of money brought
into this Piedmont section for mona
zite this year, will hardly amount to
tess than $100,000. Monazite has
boen found in small quantities in
Russia, Norway, Bohemia, and in
rjold washings in Brazil and in the
mica veins at Quebec, but nowhere
has it boen found in such enormous
quanties ad in this bed.
A Gloucester, N. J., company ia
the only concern manufacturing
monazite in this country. The value
of sand depends upon the rare metal,
thorium, which it contains, which is
separated from the associated mate?
rial by very complicated chemical
processes, which are kept secret
from everyono except those who
manipulate tho operations. It is then
used in tho manufacture of incan
descent gas burners of different
Tho finding of monazite is the best
thing that has ever occurred for the
poorer people of the section in which
it is found. Hundreds of day labor
ers are now feeding their families
with the money made in this in?