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TUOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY. APRIL 1, 1896. VOL. LXI. NO. 10
The whole English press is foll of
ridicule for Poet Laursate Austin.
A Georgia paper complains that the
Atlanta Fair "scatteied measles all
over the State."
It is claimed that the "honor sys
tem" in colleges originated in the Uni
versity of Virginia.
General Campos says of Woyler'R
coming to Coba that "the dead will
rise and fight him. "
Fish' planting has proved a success
in France, Ihongh its profit in the
United States has been disputed.
Andrew Carnegie says that he never
met a man who thoroughly understood
two different kind3 of business.
Baltimore as well as Brooklyn is a
.city of churches, eaoh having a greater
number in proportion to the popula
tion than any other cities in the
Says the London Sketch: "The
War of 1812, about which books are
written in America, has scarcely got
five lines devoted to it in any one of
the popular English histories."
The New Orleans Picayune ann ounces,
that "the Keeley motor is moting again,
hut in the line of its former wonder
ful achievements in moting cash out
of its stockholders' pockets."
The late Congressman Lawler, of
Chicago, once told a Chicago audience
that tho majority of the people of this
country constituted the bulk of the
population and was vociferously apr
A London weekly paper recalls the
fact that at the breaking out of the
: Napoleonic wars, which lasted, in all,
; twenty-two years, England had about
j 16, OOO mercantile seagoing vessels.
?During the wars no less than 10,871
lof them were destroyed or captured
by the enemy.
The Southern States Magazine, of
Baltimore, publishes reports from over
500 correspondents in all parts of the
South as to the financial condition of
farmers. "These reports show that
the Southern farmers as a class are
less -burdened with debt than they
have beer, at any previous time since
; the war."
"In a hundred years," said Napo
will be Cossack or" Republican.'
Russia has been doing her part to
realiza the prediction for the Cossack,
observes the Chicago Times-Herald.
The Russian frontier has been moved
toward Berlin, Dresden, Munich,
Vienna and Paris about 700 miles.
It has been moved a thousand miles
in the direction of Teheran, 1300
miles nearer British India and 500
milesjon the road to Constantinople.
Professor Becker, of the United
States Geological Survey, who has just
returned from the Alaska gold fields,
states that although the precious metal
abounds in different parts of Alaska,
gold seekers should take into account
the hardships and chances of ill-for
tune that they will encounter. Food
and other necessaries are very expen
sive. Notably rich zniues already
developed are the Treadwell, on Doug
las Island, which produces $500,000
worth of ore yearly, and the Apolle
mine, near Delaroff Bay, with a yearly
output of $300,000.
Mutual fire insurance among farm
ers has proven wonderfully success
ful, remarks the American Agricul
turist. The Legislatures of the Mid
dle States have done much to aid thin
movement by passing about all the
laws they have been asked to. The
huuJicds of farmers' mutuals in Now
York and Pennsylvania represent many
millions of dollars' worth of property
and without exception the members
report adequate protection and a
- great saving in premiums. Actual
losses and the necessary operating ex
penses are very small. The money is
retained in the community and does
not go to fill the coffers of those al
ready rich, lt is a practical demon
stration of co-operation which can be
practiced in other lines where farmers
are honsst and oan trust themselves
and each other.
Dr. Jameson is reported to have
taid in an interview that "our Maxims
could have knocked the spots out of
them, but we had no ammunition."
That is going to be the trouble with
the machine suns, especially for armies
of invasion, predicts the Atlanta Con
stitution. No ammunition train, no
matter how long, can carry cartridges
enough to feed these greedy corn
poppers which shoot away in a min
ute as many round? as a soldier cac
carry. The Maxims and Gitlings are
all right in their place, bpt they will
not lessen the importance of accurate
small arm fire. A beleaguered fortress
with big magazines might be able to
fill the a:r so full of lead that no liv
ing thing could approach, but an
army in the field will still find it nec
essary to shoot to hit, and it will take
sharp oversight to keep the soldiers
from wasting too much lead even with
a magazine ride, to say nothing of a j
machine guu spitting from 600 to 1000
bullets ? minute.
WITH THE CORI'S THAT FIGHTS
A Day's Campaign With Com
mander Booth's Salvation
ists In the Slums
of New York.
WITH the coming of the
news that Commander
and Mrs. Ballington Booth
were to he relieved of
their command of the American branch
of the Salvation Army.therehas arisen
once more a discussion, more or less
public, in regard to the work done'by
that large organization.
- With the merits or demerits of the
Salvation Army it is not the purpose
of this articlo to deal. Tho matter
has been argued and discussed pro
and con for the past nine years. It
is rather tho purpose to set forth
simply and in an unbiased way what
is done in New York City by the mem
bers of tho Salvation Army every one
of the 365 days in the year.
Recently a reporter for the Mail
J. HE SLUM
and Express spent twenty-four hours
in the Salvation Army. The day be
gan in the slams. It ended there,
too; bat the night was longer than the
day and fuller of misery and sin and
shame. The day bagan for the slum
workers while tho gaslights were still
flickering and flaring in the cold, raw
breeze that came rushing in over tho
city from the East River. The slam
'house, situated in Cherry street, hus
sis workers, who live there constantly.
Their uniform is not that of the army,
for the simple army garb was far too
gay and flne for these women who go
way down into the very depths of
human sin and suffering to ?nd those
whom they would succor.
The day began with prayer. Then
a simple breakfast of tea, oatmeal and
hash, with plenty of bread and butter.
The workers chatted happily over
their breakfast. Laughter was freo
and frequent. These women who de
vote their lives'to this work are happy.
Indeed, the dominant note in the
whole army is joyousness.
It was hardly six when tho "sister"
(they are all brother and sister in the
army, unless they happen to bo adju
tant or major or colonel or captain),
who kindly allowed the writer to ac
company her, began her day's work.
Down Cherry street she went, past that
little white house where that old hag,
"Shakespeare," was so foully mur
dered some years ago through an alley
way which would bo dark on a sun
shiny day, but which at six in the
morning was inky in its blackness.
Into a still darker hall and thence up
four flights of stairs.
On the third landing the woman
stumbled and felh A man was lying
asleep on the floor.
"Have yon a match?" asked the slam
worker, calmly, as she rose; "please
light it ; this man may be in need of
The flickering flame from the match
showed a huge, filthy brute lying di
rect ly aorcss the stairs.
"Will you please help me with
him ?" said the girl ; "some one may
stumble over him and fall down stairs."
Then this young woman stooped in
the darkness, and, putting her arms
about tho shoulders of the sodden
brute lying there, half dragged and
half carried him out of the way.
"Poor fellow !" she sighed to her
self, as she continued on her way up
In a small eight-by-ten room on the
top floor of this rear tenement was
found the objeot of the slum worker's
visit. The room itself was as dark as
the hall. A. oandle was soon lit, how
ever, which, to a slight extent, dis
pelled the gloom. This room was
bare. In lieu of a carpet the floor was
covered with filth. On a bundle* of
ragSrWbich, for want of a better name,
might be called a bed, lay a woman
groaning with pain. It would not be
possible to tell her age. She might
have been thirty, she may have been
sixty, she probably was forty. Her
face, wasted by disease and sin, was
covered with dirt; her black, deop
snnken eyes glared ont from under a
tangled mas? of gray hair. Save for
this woman, the bed upon which she
lay and the filth, the room w*s empty.
As tho young woman lighted her
candle, the older one half rose from
"Wot der y er want 'ith me?" she
"We have come to help yon," said
the girl, gently; "they told me you
were sick, so I came," she added,
"They lied," said the woman; "I
don't want no help; wot be ye?" she
continued, "one of them rich folks; I
hate 'em all."
"No," replied the girl, "I am as
poor as you. That's why I've como
to help you. We ought to help each
The sun had begun to crawl up out
of the eastern hoxizon by this time,
and the candle was snufled oat. The
woman eyed the young woman and her
companion suspiciously for a few
minutes. Finally, she recognized the
Binni uniform of the Salvation Army,
for sha said, surlily :
"Ye're one o' them Salvationers?"
"Through the grace of Christ, yes,"
said the girl.
"Don't want ter know nuthin' about
it," said the woman.
"Of course you don't," replied the
youngwoman, cheerfully; "butyou'd
like to have a doctor, and be cleaned
np and have something to cat, wouldn't
"You bet," said the woman.
"Will you go back to the house,
please," said the slum worker to her
companion, "and ask them to send
mc these things." She handed the re
porter a list of what was wanted.
"Are you not afraid to stay here
alone?" was asked.
"No," said the girl. ?'I am not
"What 'nd she be 'fraid ov, ye jay?"
snarled the woman.
In half an hour the things needed
were on hand. There was a single
bnrner oil stove, a bed comfortable
and some sheets, some warm and suit
able clothing for the woman, a nail
and scrubbing brash and food. Then
the young woman set to work. First
she eent the reporter away for half an
When he returned the sick woman
had been washed and dressed in clean
garments. A bed had been mad o of
the rags she had lain on, but they
were covered by clean sheets. The
woman's tangled hair had been combed
out and braided. Water had been
heat?d, hud the Salvation Army--wo-,
aian was on her knees scrubbing the
floor. ' ?
"We're getting cleaned up a little,"
she called oheerily, as the reporter en
tered the room.
"Umph!" growled tho woman on
By 10 o'clock the room had been
cleaned and swept, the woman cared
for and fed, and a doctor sent for.
Then the slum worker started to go.
In all the time she had been working
the young woman had not spoken one
word of religion, or given the slight
est hint that she was more than a
neighbor who had dropped in to help
about the place. The neighbors could
not have dono the work, of course, be
cause none of them had probably ever
known the meaning of cleanliness.
"My whole day," said the girl, as
she walked down the riokety stairs,
"will be occupied in this way. It is
the only way to reach these poor out
"How many such visits are paid in
a year?" was asked.
'There are three slum corps in this
oity. Last year we visited ll,85i per
sons in this way. We gave away 5318
meals. You have seen what a meal
means. We prepare everything our
selves, just as you saw mo do this
morning. It is a blessed work. Qod
is so good to allow us to do it, for we
have helped these poor people so much,
and our labor ha* been so well re
"What other work has been done by
the Blum corps?" was asked.
NOONDAY PRAYER MEETING
"The figures mean so little," said
the girl, "but wo talked with 18,235
different people in the slums, urging
them to reform. We have visited 15, .
322 saloons and places of evil resort.
Three hundred homeless persons were
provided with homes, 4208 garments
were procured and given away. It is
so muoh harder to get the clothes than
to give them away. Wo could use
twice as many as we get."
CARINO FOR THE BABIES.
The reporter then left the young
woman to her work and visited the
creche, where the children of poor
women who have to go out by the day
to work are cared for. There are two
of those institutions conneoted with
the Salvation Army of this city-one
in the Cherry street ' district and one
down in the First Ward. The Cherry
street creche has a daily attendance of
twenty-five to thirty little ones, all
under three years of age, while only
ten can be oared for in the other.
In all, seven young women act aa
nurses, and spend the day in coddling
and loving the poor little ones, whoso
li vos are so empty of love. No effort
is mada to teach the babes anything.
They are simply cared for and petted
and made much of. Toys and swings
are provided for them, and. they are
given three hearty meals of tho prop
er sort for young children ; and how
they thrive and blossom out under
this kindly care !
From the oreche tho reporter went
to the new Memorial Building in "West
Fourteenth street, which has only re
cently been completed. The building
was erected by popular subscription
from all parts of the country, and is a
monument to the unfailing energy and
work of Commander and Mra. Balling
The building is practically a nino
siory structure. On the ground floor
is a small meeting room, where meet
ings are held nightly ; on the second,
third and fourth floors is a huge audi
torium, taking np the greater part of
the building, although the front part
is devoted to offices. In tho basement
is the printing room, -where the army
publications are run from the presses.
All of the work for the army ?B done
in this building. Every uniform worn
is made in the tailor shops by mem
bers of the army. The War Cry edi
torial rooms, employing four editors
and three reporters, are on the seventh
floor. Two large, light composing
rooms take up the space on the eighth,
floor, while the ninth floor is occupied
by the art department of the papers.
All of the illustrating work is done
here, and done well, too.
In the printing room are six modern
presses, that are kept very busy run
ning off an edition of 90,000 WarCrys
A NOONDAY MEETING.
It was nearly noon when the Mail
and Express reporter reached the
Army Headquarters. Tho crowd was
already beginning to assemble in the
large auditorium. It was an i rt er cit
ing crowd and a motley. Mon old and
young women and girls, maids and
matrons, all crowded together, rush
ing and pushing in their efforts to get
into the hall. It was the first meet
ing at which Mrs. Booth was to be
present since her trip to the far West.
As the noon whistles began blowing,
the army band crowded up on the
platform ; then cams the officers, and.
finally Commander and Mrs. Balling
ton Booth. There was not a vacant
seat In the auditorium.
Bullington Booth, tall, commanding
in presence, the light of enthusiasm
beaming from his eyes, stands on the
dais of tho platform. He leans well
over the assembled multitude and
speaks slowly. "It is my deep wish
that this meeting be conducted on-the
usual lines. I know that many o^you
are anxious to hear us speak of the sad
tidings that have come to us from.
England, but th id is not tho time. Let
Instantly every one in that huge
place knelt. They did not bow their
heads, but fell upon their knees The
[prayer was short. Then, with a
bound, Commander Booth was on his
feet again. '. ?
. "NQW," he said, with a glad jdfrg in:
Bis voiceT^w?^wu?^?ug. " I IWD?
everybody to eing, and to sing out
loud. Those who are afraid to sing
had better go away. There is nothing
delicate and refined about this faith
of ours. We are glad and happy, and
we are not ashamed of it. Now, then,
Using his long arm as a baton.
Commander Booth stood half turned
toward the people, and half toward
the hand, leading both in this song,
which waa sung with great strength,
the voices rising loud and clear and
Oh. what a redeemer is Jesus, my Saviour,
Forgiving my sins and healing my woe:
Oh, what a redeemer is Jesus, my Saviour.
Proclaiming my liberty and washing mo
white as snow.
It is not possible to express in words
the exaltation of those voices, or the
ring and swing of that song of praise.
"That's pretty fair," said the Com
mander, but it is not good enough.
Now we will sing it once more, and
after that still again, to show that wo
are not afraid to sing."
As the song died away an old man
in the crowd rose. "I am F.O glad
that I am happy," he shout' L "Prise
God, I was led to Jesus. I know the
error of my ways and now Jesus is my
own personal Saviour."
"Praise God," "That's so," and
similar cries como from all parts of
"Good enough," shouts Comman
der Booth. "Don't bo afraid to tell
the truth. There is hope and salva
tion for every one."
\ OF THE SALVATION AJtMT.
A small old man rose painfully and
limped out into au aisle where every
one could see him. "Thank God I
am saved," he said slowly. "I was a
miserable sinner till laat week, ft ow
I am saved. I drank for twenty years ;
now, praise Jesus, I'll never drink
again. I am happy." Once more
Commander Booth's long right arm
rose toward heaven. "Sing, "' he cried,
and they did.
Bring thy burden, every burden,
Down to Jesus s feet,
While He's waiting, doubt forsaking,
He'll stoop thy soul to greet.
For an hour this goes on. Young
and old risa and tell of their salva
tion, their happiness in their faith.
Then a hush comes over the crowd,
while their leader, loaning well for
ward over them all, begins to talk.
He speaks very slow at first, and with
some hesitation. Then he grows more
eloquent and earnest, and suddenly in
the middle of a sontenceho stops,und,
turning to Mrs. Booth, draws her to
his side. She speaks for a few min
utes on tho same topic chosen by her
husband-"Love and Law." lt is easy
to see how great is her influence.
When she has ended ihe rnnsio begins
agai'S, and to strains of ?rsat, jojoas
melody they sing :
Awpnderfnl Saviour te Jesu?,
Saving my soul, making mu who'.o,
A wonderful Saviour is Jesus;
I've proved Ho ls mighty to save.
A man rises from his seat and slow
ly, with downcast head, comes for
ward? and kneels before the leader.
Then another, and still another, como
forward while tho refrain is sung, each
time/louder and clearer than tue last.
Then a woman rises. She is richly
dressed. There can bo no mistake
aboqt her. Her terrible sin has left
its mal upon her face. Half walking,
hal flailing, the woman makes her way,
foriferd and falls on her knees. In
staiffcly^by her 6ido there is a young
woman in the garb of tho army. Her
arm is about tho Magdalen's neck, her
cheek pressed close to hers. There
the, two kneel during tho rest of tho
service, tho Salvationist whispering
to tho repentant one gently and quiet
ly. ^When the service is over they go
oat; into the street hand in hand.
NEW BIBI) OF PARADISE.
Magnificent Plumage of Specimens
'Brought From New Guinea.
A new bird of paradise has heon dis
.covered, says the New York Journal.
Only two specimens are in captivity.
One is in t]ie Royal Zoological Museum
of Dresden, and the other is afforded
a conspicuous place in the Museum of
Natural History in Paris.
This remarkable bird is a rara avis
par excellence. Strange to say, al
though its rango ia limited to New
Oninea and the adjacent Papua Isl
ands, tho Paradiscidae occur in in
finite variety. Ornithologists have
been dnmfonnded by the distinction
in plumage and colors of the numer
ous specimens that have been brought
from that far away region during this
3?oth sexes of these birds of para
dise are distinguished by the enormous
development of certain parts of their
plumage, but the mates are favored
with an .exceedingly beautiful varie
gated covering. They are about the
eiae of the common jay. Their heads
O?0:- necks aro covered with short,
feathers, resembling velvet, of
?right straw color above and a
Uiant emerald green beneath,
taa ' under the shoulders on each
ai^te springs a dense tuft of golden
orange plumes, about two feet in
length, which the hird can raise at
pleasure, so as to incloso the greater
p?|jrt of its body. The two centre tail
feathers attain a length of thirty-four
?inslies, and being destitute of webs,
h?ve a thin, wire-like appearance.
The females aro of a dusky brown
eclor and pos30S3 neither plumes nor
Snhened tail feathers.
BAUEST ni RD IN* THE WOULD.
In the breeding seasons the males
assemble in numbers varying from
twelve to twenty on certain trees and
there disport themselves so as to dis
play their feathery charms in the pres
ence of tho females. The natives call
these affairs sacalcli or dancing
parties. Tho birds' wings ore raised
vertically over the back, the head is
bent down and stretched out and tho
long plumes are raised up and ex
panded till they form two magnificent
golden fans striped with deep red at
tlie base, and fading off into a palo
It is only at this season that the
birds can bo captured. Tho nativo
bird catcher, having found a tree
selected for the dancing party, con
ceals himself among the lower branches.
As soon ns thc male birds have begun
their graceful antics, he shoots them
one after the other with blunt arrows
for the purpose of stunning them and
bringing them to the ground without
drawing blood. It is almost impos
sible, however, to make them survive
in captivity. They invariably die of
a broken heart after a few weeks' ab
sence from the forests.
A Nap in Church.
WHAT WELL-DRESSED WOMEN
It Will Bc a Flower Season In MUU
nery-A Young Lady's Co rs ap; o
-Basque of Mixed
SO far, says the New York Sun,
it appears to be the same old
millinery story as to shape,
bonnets, toques and hats hav
ing hardly a thing to choose between
them. One thing is certain, however,
so far as trimming is concerned it will
be a flower season. Those who have
THE VEBY NEWE
looked upon present headgear as ail
that was conservatorial will open their
eyes pretty wide when they see the
perfect flower-beds that will blossom
forth upon the heads of femininity.
Roses by the bushel, violets hy f;hou
Bands and poppies by pounds will en
hance the beauty and increase the cost
of. the great millinery epooh of the
year. Tulle promises to be another
feature of hat-trimming. A rnche of
.this in blue or green appears to smart
advantage upon a small toque with a
low pointed crown and rosettes of the
same tulle on either side, the whole
being trimmed entirely with ivy and
turquoise, a marked combination of
colors. On many of the hats appear
bows of black lace with a white ap
plique design, while large white aig
rettes are conspicuous in all millinery.
There is a decided tendency to strings,
tullo being used most, although wide
ribbon is also frequently employed.
CORSAGE FOR A YOUNO LADY.
Tho wasit illustrated in the two
column engraving is designed for re
ceptions or general wear, the material
chosen and the addition of yoke col
lar and lower sleeves of velvet making
all the difierence as shown in back
view. Silver spangled silk gauze is
here chosen for full dress occa
sions, mado of tarquoiso blue satin,
with silver spangled passementerie
forming tho square yoke. Trilby
bows of blue satin ribbon stand up on
the shoulders, falling in loops on each
Bide of the slveeves. The glove-fitted
linings aro shaped with double bust
darts, and the usual seams over which
YOUNG LADIES' CORSAGE-E
the full fronts and back are grace
fully disposed by gathers top and bot
tom. The closing can be effected in
visibly in centre front, or the lining
can be closed in centre and the yoke
.With full front arranged to close at
the left shoulder and under arm seam
if so preferred. Tho fronts droop
stylishly over the belt of turquois blue
velvet that closes at the left aide. Fnll
three-quarter puffs reaoh below the
elbow, which aro stylishly arranged
over satin linings. Wuists by the mode
can be handsomely developed from
soft silks, crepe, chiffon, mousseline
de soie, crepon, cashmere or other soft
woolens with yoke, lower sleeves and
collar of velvet or silk for ordinary
The quantity of 44-inoh wido ma
terial required to^ mako this corsage
for a lady having a 30-mch bust meas
ure is 3 yards ; for a 34-inch size, 3J
yards; for a 33-iuch size, 3J yards.
Mixed cheviot is hero stylishly dec
orated with pipings of dark green vel
vet and small smoked pearl button?.
The seamless chemisette, with stand
ing collar of tho material here pic
tured, can be changed for ene of white
linen or pique, and a bow or a four
in-hand necktie is G natty finish to
this stylo of bflsqne. The basque is
glove fitting, shaped with single bust
darts in front that are piped with vel
vet, the small buttons being sewed on
each side of seam. The closing is in
visible on the left side, or buttonholes
can be made to adjust to the first row
of buttons. The upper portions nra
faced and reversed in stylieh lapels
that meet the rolling collar in notches.
The back has the usual seams and
gores that adjust it closely to the waist
line, under which it is widely sprung
to stand out in fashionable ripples
with fluted effect. The full mandolin
sleeves are piped with velvet on the
wo upper seams, a do ublo row of but
ons ornamenting the wrists. Basques
n this style are among the first spring
mportations, and are stylish and com
ortable for walking, . shopping, cy?
ding or general wear. Tweed, chev
ot, camel's hair, serge, mohair and all
>lain or mixed woolens, with smooth.
)r rough surfaces, are chosen for
BASQUE OF MIXED CHEVIOT._
basques by the mode, Rnd worn with
jkirts of tuc same fabric.
The quantity of -14-inch wide ma
terial required to make this basque tot
% lady having a 32-inch bust measure
is 2} yards; for a 36-inch size, 3J
pards;fora 40-inch size, 3} yards;
[or a 42 inch size, 3 J yards.
NEW SHAPE OF JACKET.
A new shape of jacket that is likely
to find favor appears in a plain gray
cloth, with just sufficient spring on
tho hips in the basque to give it the
necessary fulness so becoming to the
waist, which it makes much more slen
der. Tho jacket is double-breasted,
fastened with six big pearl buttons.
The garment's chief novelty lies in the
out of the lapel?, whioh are much
slashed, sharply pointed and faced
with velvet in marked contrast to a
darker velvet vest. The sleeves aro
cut large from tho shoulders to tho
elbows, whence they fit closely to the
wrist. A charming accompaniment
to this coat is a hat of heliotrope
felt, trimmed with heliotrope and
white asters, cream lace and a heron
THE NEW LAWNS.
The new lawns and dimities aro ex
ceedingly pretty, with Howerml stripes
in s-oft, laded colorp, and plain stripes
of color on a while ?rouud. Swiss
muslins, too, uro quite new in design,
with iines of color and Dresden bou
quets scattered all over them in ad
dition to the usual white dot*.
Are you taking SIMMONS LIVER REG
ULATOR, the "KING OP LIVER MED?
CINES?" That is vhat our readers
want, and nothing but that. It is the
same old friend to which the old folks
pinned their faith and were never dis
appointed. But another good recom
mendation fo? it is, that it Is BETTER
THAN PILLS, never gripes, never weak
ens, but works in such an easy and
natur.il way, just like naturi, itself, that
relief comes quick and sure, and one
feels new all over. It never fails.
Everybody needs take a liver remedy,
and everyone should take only Sim
mons Liver Regulator.
Be sure you get it. The Red Z
is on the wrapper. J. H. Zeilin &
MOTHERS READ THIS.
1 For Flatulent Colic, Diarrhoea, Dysen
tery, Nausea, Coughs, Cholera In
fantum, Teething Chilar an, Cholera
Morbus, Unnatural Dirains from
tie Bowels, Fains, Griping, Loss of
Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis
eases of the Stomach and Bowels.
PITT'S CARMINATIVE . ?
Is the standard. It carries children over
tic critical period of teething, and
is recommended by physicians as 4
tie friend of Mothers, Adulta and5
Children. It is pleasant to the taste,
a od never fails to give satisfaction.
A few doses will demonstrate its su
perlative virtues. Price, 25 cts. per
? bottle. Por salo by druggists.
An Old Remedy Supplanted Patent
Several letters have been written to
The Sun recently inquiring about
bear's oil Or bear's grease, at one time
a standard household remedy in cases
of aches, pains, or bruises of any klud.
Nowadays, bear's oil, the ordinary ren
dered fat of the bear, has been sup
planted by the many patent liniments
on the.market. Its use In cities Is
almost obsolete, and apothecaries have
f jr the past ten or twelve years ceased
to carry it in stock, ns x ie cali for the
article lias so diminished as to render
Irs Immediate sale extremely doubtful,
aud the genuine bear's oil or greaso
soon Uecomes rancid, ia spite of aU ef
forts 1:0 prevent it, owing to the large
amount of albuminous matter lt con
The reputation of the article which
fulfilled the purpose of both unguent
and liniment, according to the temper
ature at which it was used, was great
among the Indians. The athletic
members of the tribe, before partici
pating in games, anointed themselves
with the oil, rubbing it well into the
joints and believed that It; rendered
them more lithe and agile. The In
dian wrestlers were especially devoted
to Its use, and one of the chief ele
ments of their training consisted in
being well rubbed with the unctuous
matter for a week or twoepreceding
the match. It was also used to heal
bruises and to reduce the inflamma
tion caused by the bites and stings of
Insects. The early settlers had as high
an opinion of it as the Indians, and few
were the bears killed by them from
which the fat which lay directly be
tween the flesh and the hide was not
extracted. Nearly all the older mem
bers of the present generation will re
member the stubby rouud bottles upon
which was printed the picture of a
bear, and wmch were resorted to after
little ficcidents. The increasing scarc
ity of bears gradually forced the phar
macists to substitute other matter for
the real bear's oil, which became very
expensive, and under the label of the
bear many imitations of the genuine
articles were sold. The United States
Dispensatory, edition of 1864, makes
note of this. It says:
"Castor oil is much employed in the
preparation of an article which, is ex
tensively sold throughout the country
for bear's oil. lt is composed of four
fluid ounces of castor oil mixed with
two fluid drahms of an aqueous solu
tion of salts of tartar (carbonate of
potassa), and scented with berga
niot or other aromatic oil."
Patent medicines also ingratiated
themselves into the confidence of the
public, and the call for bear's oil ia
cities gradually fell off, until tho drug
gists dropped the article in its crude .
Several pomades and preparations
for the hair are still sold. Even these,
although they command a high price,
are generally composed principally of
other than the genuine bear's grease.
Odds and Ends.
Probably in London alone over 20,
000,000 matches are used every twenty
In battle only one ball out of eighty
five ti kes effect.
Englishmen have Introduced football
into the Lake Nyassa region, Africa.
Montana raised aud sold something
more than $7,000,000 worth of cattle
In China ordinary day board can'be
had for a Chinaman for about 4 cents.
Several G. A. R. posts have declared
against smoking at their camp fires.
Gold is reported to have been found
near Ducktown, Polk county, Tenn.
Indian oak, one of the hardest of
woods, will sink in water.
Gun springs are now tempered by
electricity in France. Tho process is
rapid and satisfactory.
Most Europeans nations average for
the male 5 feet G inches in height; but
the Austrians, Spaniards and Portu
guese fall short of this standard.