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A Family Reunion.
? As the eminent aftor-dinner orator
eat down, the young man with the
nc se-glasses arose and said :
"Delightful as thu occasion is to all
of us, to me it is fraught with a higher,
holier joy than comes to the rest of
yon. I have just made the discovery
that the eminent speaker is my great
They scanned him critically, but he
presented no evidence of being over
come by potations. He continued:
"The : noident the gentleman has
just told as happening in his own ex
perience is one which I have often
heard my grandfather relate os an ex
perience oi his father. Knowing, as I
do, the perfect veracity of both the
eminent upeaker and my grandfather,
the statement I have just made I make
with foll confidence in its correctness."
And all were silent.-Indianapolis
Changed His Mind.
"You wore never married, I believe?"
"No; I was never married."
"That's singular, isn't it?"
"No; not at all. You Bee, tho first
time I fell in love I said to myself,
*IT1 marry her or none.'"
"Why didn't you marry her, then?"
"Well, you see, after I had become
better acquainted with her, I said to
myself, 'I'll marry none rather than
her.' Since that I've got along very
well with none."-Texas Sifter.
First reporter-I couldn't get
word out ol! old Bullion.
Second reporter-No, he is a silent
refutation of the saying that money
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How It Is Done.
The Spanish general gazed intently
at a mt.p of Cuba.
Poising his lead pencil in the air, he
whirled it gently Li circles.
Thea, ch ?ai nar h?* ?v<?, *?e began to
repeat a Spanish tvanslati?n of "Dick
ery, dickery dook." ' '
As tile last words left his lips he
brought the pencil down, and, open
ing his eyes, saw that the point rested
on the name "Arroyo la Viej<"
"That sounds all right," he ob
"Than, turning to his 'secretary' he
said : "I have settled the name of our
latest victory. Telegraph that wo de
feated the insurgents yesterday in a
tremendous battle at Arroyo la Yieja. "
**Weire they commanded by Gomez
"I don't know," said the general,
petulantly. "Whose turn is to bo de
feated? Can't yon attend to thc do
tails without bothering mc? I have
enough to do to arrange the general
plan of campaign."-Puck.
?AN OPEN LETTEE.
WHAT MRS. I. E. BRESS! E SAYS TO
Speaks cf Her Melancholy Condition
After the Birth of Her Child.
"I feel as if I was doing an in
justice to my suffering sisters if I
'lld not tell what Lydia E. Pinkham'a
pound has done ,v ^
for me, and its
worth to the world.
birth of my r
child until /
he was (
four years ^
old, I waa
ing con- !
hali of the
f ll men ts of
I fought (
ings, until I was
obliged to give np. My
disease baffled the best doctors.
"I was nervous, hysterical; my head
ached wl*h such a terrible burning
sensation on the top, and felt as if a
band was drawn tightly above my
brow; inflammation of the stomach, no
appetite, nausea at the sight-of food,
indigestion, constipation, bladder and
kidney troubles, palpitation of the
heart, attacks of melancholia would
occur without any provocation what
ever, nnmbness of the limbs, threaten
ing paralysis, and loss of memory to
such an extent that 1 feared aberration
of the mind.
"A friend advised Lydia E.Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, and spoke in
glowing terms of what it had done for
" I began its use and gained rapidly.
Now I am a living advertisement of its
merita. I had not used it a year when
1 ivas the envy of thc whole town,
for my rosy, dimpled, girlish looks and
" ii rocommcn i it to all women. I find
a grsat advantage in being able to say,
it is by a woman's hands mis great
boot, is given to women. All honor to
the name of Lydia E. Pinkham ; wide
succtiss to the Vegetable Compound.
" Yours in Health, MKS. L E. BBKS
pa, Horculauemn, jefferson Co., Mo."
A LiFB Fe
A STORY 0? 1
E eat together ih the
Veranda ^at Shep
hcard's Hotel. Cairo
lay beneath and
around us - Cairo
and malodorous, but
Suddenly an Arab boy came around
tho cornor, and, with a salaam of the
deepest, haaded Borne mail to Grim
shaw. Then he squatted down on the
veranda boards, with his great black
eyes fixed on my companion's face
waiting fer further orders.
"Your hoy? captain?" I asked.
*'Yes?" replied Grimshaw, "but a
^ood deal more than that. I should be
buried in the Soudan now if it were
not for Ibraham yonder."
"Tell mo about it please,"! asked,
rather oagerly ; for this small Arab in
the clear, whito tunio, and brilliant
tarban interested me mightily.
Grimshaw settled himself back ih
the bungalow chair and began.
..You know? of course,'1 he Said?
"that I wai. in Khartoum with Gordon.
I did hot regularly belong to tho gen
erals forces, but I had volunteered as
ono of his aides-de-camp. Well-, Wo
were shut up in that death trap citf of
Khartoum, surround ?jd Upon every
sido by tho forces of tho Mahdi
myriads of fanatical Soudanese Arabs
following tiiat high priest of blood
shed. Wo English vero but a mero
handful of men ; the auxiliary forces
were wretchedly small. Our only hopo
was aid from Egypt ; and, as the whole
world know?, that never came. Poor
Gordon was allowed to fall a victim to
the Mahdi's sword, and mose of tho
garrison were slain. With tho excep
tion ot Slatiu Bey, who became a Mus
sulman, I think, I was tho only Euro
pean who get cut of tho doomed city
with my life. That I did so is due to
Here the Arab boy-hearing hi3
name mentioned-looked up and
smiled, showing a row of teeth excep
tionally even und white.
"A few days after wo entered Khar
toum," continued Grimshaw, ul was
patrolling tho town under General
Gordon's orders, when we carno across
a great rabblo of boys, hallooing and
shouting nt a deafening rate. I sont
an Egyptian soldier to discover the
causo, and he reported that tho young
.?uzzy-wuzzKs' (it is so that Private
Atkins of Her Majesty's troops de
nominates the Soudanese) were 'hav
ing fun* with one of their number. I
was then, os now, intensely interested
in native manners and customs. Hatt
ing my men, I entered tb^ boisterous
cordon of hov* Aster mine tho rea
iori. oi meir tumult.
"Tho liitie rascals were teasing ono
of their number. .Teasing,' iudoed,
in this case, is too mild a word. They
were beating and stoning the lad, who
lay bruLed and half blinded in tho
gutter. His turban was off, and his
already scant clothing had been torn
to shreds. I sprang into tho middlo
of tho mob and demanded thc cause of
such brutal treatment. At first they
affected not to understand my Arabic
and went on beating their victim, but
when I had soundly cuffed ono or two
and summoned my interpreter to my
aid, I succeeded in making them an
.. *Ho is the renegade's 6on," said a
ringleader-'Hassan, tho renegade's
son. Stone him in the namo of tho
"Then I understood. The poor
boy's father had taken service with
Gordon, leaving his offspring to suffer
all the cruelties which tho Khartoum
children, egged on by thoir elders,
were sure to inflict upon him. I lost
no time in calling np a few men and
sending that pack of youthful fanatics
to the right about. They went away,
vowing dire vengeanco on the "rene
gade's brat' and I raised my protege
from the dust. He had fainted from
pain and loss of blood, but one of our
surgeons soon brought him to. When
ho opened his eyos and saw me he
smiled liko a little coilcc-colorcd
angel and wanted ibero and thoa to
givo me his b . st salaam. Of course I
made him ho down again, but ho
blurted out his gratitude for preserva
tion so vigorously that ho carno near
"Next day his father, Hassan, one
of Gordon'*; servants, carno to see him.
Tho two had a long talk, aud finally
Hassan annouueed that, for his son's
sake he bad decided to it ave the
general and go back to his cobbler's
stall iu tho bazaar. Ibrahicu-~for tho
lad whom I had helped to rescue was
the samo ono now sitting before you
-soon recovered, thanks to his nativo,
tough constitution. He left my hut,
absolutely refusing to touch any of
tho money which I offered him.
" 'Protector of the poor,' ho said in
his quaint, grandiloquent eastern way,
'Yon have saved your servant's life.
Did not the moase once repay tho lion
that had been his benefactor ' Lo 1 I
am the mouse effendi ; and you aro tho
lion. Perhaps soma day I may repay
you. Salaam friend !' Then he backed
out of ray hut, and 1 saw him not for
"Ono evening, while hurrying
through tho bazaar on my way to
General Gordon's quarters, a boy
sprang out of a cobbler's stall and
haaded me a tiny bundlo-slipping
away into tho darkness before 1 had
time to do more than recognize him us
Ibraham, son of Hassan. I carried
the bundle to tho general, and together
we undid its fastenings. Have you
ever deciphered au oriental object
letter? I mean a letter which ts not
written upon paper, but of which the
sense is conveyed by objects-flowers
and the like. The bundle handed me
by Ibrahim waa just such a com
munication, lt contained a queer
collection of articles. They were: a
piece ot broken knife blade; a scrap
of green cloth ; two flowers (marigolds
I think) with only the heads remain
ing; a brick from tho walls, and,
lastly, an iron affair, which I at onco
recognized os the point of one of those
sticks with which camels are urged
General Gordon lost no time in un
raveling the mystery of this missive.
.The green cloth;' he said, 'means the
mahdi, because hissacTed flag JS green.
The knife blade stands for a ?word,
and tho decapitated flowors mean that
our hands are going to be cat off.
The brick, I take it, hints of treacbry
inside the wai lp. The camel spike ad
vises you to fly from Khartoum im
mediately. Whore did you get this?'
"When I told him tho sourco of my
information he was inolined to pooh
pooh Ibrahim's letter, 'lt is a boy's
fear and fancy/ ho said. ,'We shall
bo relieved in a fow weoVs.'
"But tho general's men found an im
penetrable circle around the town-u
circle that grew narrower and narrow
er. Day after day wo scanned the
desert horizon for some 6ign of tho
oxpooted relief, but without avail.
"Day after day tho impression grew
stronger upon each and all of us that
we were doomed.
"During an carly morning walk
Ibrahim accosted mo as suddenly as ho
had done before. 'Fly effendi/ ho
whispered. i?h6 City is betrayed.
My father abd other Mussulmans liaVC
decided t? lot the mahdi within the
gates. Disguise yo?rsolf and fly be
fore it is too late. !'
"I shook my head, for duty'kept
mo in Khartoum; abd Ibrahim retreat
ed with tears iii those big, honeetoyos
.'The very next night his warning
was fulfilled. It would be idle, my
friend, to tell you over again all tho
horrors of the capture, or rather be
trayal, of Khartoum. The mahdi's
soldiers were Uko ficuds incarnate.
Spent with fatiguo and slender fare
we could not Btand before them. Gor
don', poor fellow, wa3 slain, auil a
remnant of us was driven, fightiug for
life, irom hut to hut across tho city.
Finally, with empty revolvers
and broken sword?, I fouud myself
in the stairway of a rudo minaret,
waiting for tho death which I felt to
bo inevitable. It is all very well to
meet death boldly on tho field of bat
tle, with comrades and f riouds arouud
one, but to sit down in a dark stair
way and count tho miuutcs until its
coming might make tho bravest man
in tho world feol uncomfortable. All
around I heard tho hideous sounds of
slaughter and watched through a tiny
loop bolo in tho wall the rod flames
shooting across tho sky (for it was
midnight, and a starless midnight to
boot). A sick feeling etole over mo.
To remain cooped up thus seemed in
tolerable. I had just resolved to rush
into tho thick of tho Soudanese and
sell my life as dearly as possiblo when
a footfall on tho stairs below arrested
"It was tho Sound of a naked foot,
and as I peerod, every sense on tho
alert, into the half-light by the min
aret doorway, 1 vaguely distinguished
a dark form and two shining eye*.
Was it ono of tho mahdi's in search of
human prey? I gripped my broken
sword tighter and propared for action.
" 'Effendi !' whispered a voice, 'is it
yon, protector of tho poor?'
'Tho voice was that of Ibrahim, sou
of Hassan. My heart gavo a leap foi
gladness and I answered him that it
was indeod myself.
" 'It is good,' ho exclaiuiod. 'My
lord, I have como to Bavo you. Hasten
down aud don these garments which
I have brought you. They belong to
tho old blind priest who lodged with
my father. Ho died last night, but
nobody knows of it yet. You can pass
as tho old priest and escapo. Make
haste, sahib, mako haste !'
"1 saw tho chance and seized it.
Before you could have repeated the
proverbial 'Jack Robinson' many
times I had pulled thoso baggy Ma
homodan clothes over my soiled aud
blood-stained uniform. A turban took
the placo of my khaki helmet and
around my faco I draped tho white
hood which tho Soudanese Arabs wear.
Then, boforo I could protest, Ibrahim
coolly seized a handful of mud and
liberally daubed my face.
"'Tho sahib is too white,'ho ex
plained. 'Tho old blind priest was
always black and dirty-eo kick off
your boots, sahib, and let mo daub
your feet.' Off went my boots; and
ia a uaiuuto or two my l3ix& from tho
knee down were as brown (andas dirty)
as they well might be.
'"You aro all right now, effendi,"
6aid Ibrahim, 'lot us mako for tho
"With all my heart I thmked the
boy; but ho would listen to no
thanks. 'You saved my life; I'll save
yours,' ho said. 'Bemember, o?endi,
tho mouse and thc lion. Let us hasten
to tho gate.'
" 'But you aro not coming-' I bo
gan; when my protost was interrupt
ed by a troop of black mahdists surg
ing into tho little by-strcet whero wo
stood. Never shall I forget tho sight
they presented, in the falso light of
tho burning city, with their huge pilo
of hair,their ferocious faces, and their
spears and scimotars a-drip with
blood. I had given myself over for
lost, when Ibrahim gripping my hand,
led mo onward, calling in sing-song
tones: 'Boom for the blind priest.
Boom for Amed, son of Ali, the sooth
sayer. Tho light of Allah is upon the
blind priest !'
"Taking tho hint I plucked up cour
ago enough to shout tho war cry of tho
mahdi. The 'iuzzy-wuzzies,' entirely
decoived, joined in my cry. 'Bide
your time, holy fathor,' Baid ono of
thom ; 'we'll give you plenty of Chris
tian heads later on. ' Then they left
us-whoopiug liko domons down the
streot, but Ibrahim plucked at my
sleeve and mechanically I followed
him. Many times wo met parties of
the mahdists, but iu the darkness our
ruse succeeded beautifully, and wo
reached Cairo gate in safety.
"Around the gate, despite the con
fusion, a strong guard had boen post
ed. In tho open space without many
scores of camols wore sprawling.
" 'A camel for tho mahdi's messen
ger !' cried Ibruhim in his shrill voice.
'Ho, brothers! A camel for the blind
soothsayer, Amod, 6ou of ' Ali, who
hears the mahdi's defiance across the
"A dozen dusky warrior; surrounded
us, and as umny awkward camels were
prodded to their feet. Ono of these
ungainly beasts was made to kneel,
while Ibrahim made a great show of
helping tho supposod blind priest to a
seat upon its back.
"Just then a tall 'fuzzy-wuzzy'
clearly aa officer-rushed forward.
'Who is this?' he demanded. 'Where
does this man go? The ordere aro
that hone shall leave the gates before
"My heart sank, btit fortunately for
us? the natural .-up er st i ?ion bf tho
Arabs came to our aid. 'ilavo a care 1'
cried oae of the soldiers. 'It is a blind
priet-a soothsayer. Ho may ourfe
you.' Tho officer stepped back involun
tarily, eyeing mo with fear. 'Give ns
your blessing, holy fathor,' cried a
"Hore was a new predicament. I
could not remember enough Arabic at
that moment to give the desired bleBS'
ingj btit ? whisper ff Om Ibrahim re
called td my minda Bimple fdrm ?t
frofdsj which ekod ont by discreet
mumbling oh my part, abd the loud
::esponscs elf the.boy; suited the Arabs
well bnbugii; They prostrated them
selves-the dflioer with tho rost, amid
n great cry of 'Allah Ackbar. ' Then
I brahim smoto our camel soundly,and
s.way wo went, through the outposts,
epceding fast from the gory city* of
'The perils and adventures of tho
journey woro too numerous to be told
at ono sitting, but it was nearly a
month after that awful night that our"
camel limped into Cairo, carrying on
his batik two emaciated fugitives who
hid at onco been an officer of tho lino
and an. Arab boy.
"Ibrahim has bei n all round tho
world with me eince, and will probably
continuo to bo my comrade until one
o? us twain departs this life forever,
eh, Ibrahim, old friend?"
Tho Arab lad smiled and spread ont
his hands. "My fate isthiue, effendi,"
he said, "you saved my life."
"On that score, Ibrahim,"^answered
Captain Grimshaw, "I think that we
are quits, Remember Khartoum.'*
(jneer Facts About Sleep.
Tho influenoe of tho direction iii
which tho human body reclines in
sleep, though often discussed, id
doubtless generally regarded as a very
trivial question. So eminent a medi
cal mau as Sir B. W. Biohardson has
taken up tho matter, however, and de
clares that tho effect of tho earth's ro
tation has not boen properly investi
gated, and that it is probably of muoh
importance, especially to invalids,
feeble and sleepless people. Tho rapid
motion of tho earth tends to affect tho
circulation. Tho blood is inclined to
ward tho hoad or away from it, accord
ing as the head is placed toward tho
oaet or the west, and Dr. Richardson
fiuds he sleeps most comfortably, and
awakens more readily, with tho head
in tho westerly direction. The editor
of Science Gossip points ont that an
othor curious fact connected with
the earth'6 rotation is the temporary
uneasiness of animals about an hour
boforo dawn, no matter at what hour
this occurs. Children turu and moan,
elderly peoplo awaken and turn over
for another sleep, cocks crow, doge"
become uneasy and horses aud cattle
movo about for a short poriod, when
stillness returns for a time. What is
tho cause? Aro tho animals, it is
askod, affected by some magnetic wave
which procedes sunrise at hour or so,
or is tho habit ono of heredity, passed
down through numberless geuerations
from an original wild state when an
alertness just beforo daylight was
necessary for protection from ene
A Bank Solu Story.
To the long list o? bank note stories
wo may as well add this ono, for the
h ath of which wo can vouch, says thc
London Presbyterian. A travels
stayed for a night at one of the largest
ircmCtou hotels, xor tito . afternoon^
after he had gone away, a tele gran
was received from him stating that ho
had loft a fivo pound noto on the man?
telpiece. On inquiries being made,
no note was found, but the chamber
, maid remembered finding a dirty
picco of paper on tho floor, and tear
iug it up and carrying it away with
the rest of thernbbish from tho roomt
along tho corridor. The pail of rub
bish was traced to tho hotel dusthole,
into which were shot tho accumula
tions from tho whole of tho building.
Tho manager gavo orders for tho dust
hole to be oleared out and examined,
and half a dozen peoplo wero set tc
work with sieves, to discover some
trace of tho missing fragments. When
nearly half tho mass had been gone
through, ono little corner of tho note
was found. Then another piece, sod
den and dirty, was discovered and
finally, after about an hour's sifting,
all tho pieces wcro found but ono, o?
about a square inch in size. Thc
pieces were washed and dried, and
stuck together on un elaborate network
of postage stamp strips. Tho bank
paid tho note ; tho traveler did not
oven say "Thank you," but merely
complained of tho inconvenience tc
which ho had been put by tho cham
bermaid's stupidity.-Loisuro Hoar.
A Fence That Costs %200,000. ?
Boforo tho fence, whioh?nowboing
erected about tho grounds of Tho
Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt's
place, on Ochre Point avenue, Now
port, R. I., is finished it will extend in
all over half a milo of ground, and
will cost in tho neighborhood of $200,
000, a sum which would purchase any
ono of half a dozen cottages on Belle
Work on this fence was commoncod
over a year ago. The portions which
aro to bound tho estati on tho north
and south will not bo completed until
Both tho fence and gatos are mado
from au Italian design. Tho baso of
tho former is formed by a wall of
Indiana limestone laid on a brick
foundation sunk six feet in the ground.
At intervals of tweuty-fivo feet rise
stono pillars somo twenty feet in
height, aud between these is a fenoo
of light hand wrought-iron grillwork.
At tho Ochre Point entrance to tho
grounds stand four great pillars, two
on either side of the drive, from which
swing thc gates. Rising between the
two central posts and diroctly over
tho gates is n inost magnificent piece
of grillwork, tho apex of which is an
iron vase. In tho centro of this is a
plaque bearing tho monogram "C. V."
Massive, iron lanterns of tho Italian
renaissance period swing from these
posta, and at either sido swing smaller
gates opening to tho foot path.-New
Tho Fustost Ships.
The immenso power requirod to
propel a vessel when a speed above
twenty knots an hour is required is
realized, says a technical journal, by
a few people. Take, for instance, tho
British torpedo-boat chasors which
aro mere racing machines, even from
a naval point of view. Tho most per
foct specimens of this class, which
have attained thirty knots speed, carry
sixty tons of coal, which is full one
quarter o? thoir entire soa-going dis
placement. They burn throo and one
half tons of coal per hour. To attain
tho three knots over twenty-seven,
which is tho highest spoed of ordinary
torpedo boats, it waa necessary to in
orease tho full expondituro fully fifty
per cent,-St. Louie Globe-Democrat,
PLEASANT LITERATURE! POD
? CURIOUS BLENDING.
A color mixer we have yet to becomo
Used to or de?m artistic ia the blend
ing of deep iris purple and dark blue,
and another equally crude mixture of
yellow green ribbon on turquoise blue
gowns. Tho green and blue combina
tion is sailed thc peacock melange.
a??CHlGA!T*a WOMAN ttlOFESSOB,
Dr. ?liza M\ Mosher, of Brooklyn,
who will enter tipori her' dutie? as Pro
fessor Of Hygi?nd iii thd University Of
Michigan in the auiumn, has had a
thorough modicdl training in this
kountry and Europe, and for some
years has had ? snocessful practico in
Brooklyn. Sho is tho first woman pro
fessor to bo called to tho University of
ENGLISH CHILDREN AND TH EEK NURSES.
Au American woman in her travols
abroad last season spent a fortnight nt
a hotel id Brussels, WhofO thd rooms
open upon a gallery surrounding the
inner court of tho building. There
wero a number of English families
boarding there at tho samo time, and
their children played constantly on
this gallery. Our countrywoman
noticed several things about their
playing which seemed to hor dis
tinctive Ono was tho way in which
the nurses or governesses tool: part in
their romps, on boring spiritedly into
every game, managing and directing
just enough to keep things going
pleasantly, While still heattily partici
pating. Ah American caretaker of
children thinks sho has dono her whole
duty if she teats herself on a park
bench by the Bide Of another caretaker
and gossips continuously, whilo thoir
little charges pick up such amusement
os they may. A socond characteristic
of tho English childron's play wa3 its
temperod hilarity. Thoy laughed mer
rily and called, but they did not scream
and well-did not, in fact, onco raise
thoir voices to tho screeching point,
and though thoy run occasionally back
and forth in front of her windows,
thero was never a glance in nor a noisy
halt beforo thtm. "Children in hotels,
as a rule," ssys this woman, "havo
been my dread and dislike, but these
children; who carried their breeding
into their play, never annoyed mo at
all, and showed me onco more that it
is not tho thing which is dom, but tho
way it is dono, that produces the
effect."-Utica (ii. Y.) Herald.
THU NEW VEIL3. -J
Now that tho fiat has gono forth
that wo aro to wear our hats tilted far
forward, so far that they almost rest
on tho bridge of tho nosoj il now mesh
of veiling has appeared. Of course it
?is dotted veiling, and tho dots aro of
abnormal size- and so close together
that tho oculists and opticians may
safely count upon a largo accession of
income during tho next year. Tho
mesh that shows between tho dots is
very sheer, and it must bo admittod
these veils aro becoming, particularly
to middle-agod women, who, with tho
immense wide-brim hat and one of
theso veils, look nt least ten years
younger. There aro soino conserva
tive v.omen who find fault with these
voils, aud complain that they give a
fast look that is not, uccoiding to rc
fined ideas, quito good form. Still,
tho smart women in society have
adopted the fashion, and for the pres
sent, at oVi e^nts7We^t^wcar"ttieTa.~
With bonnets nnd small hats a moro
sheer, less heavily dotted voil is al
lowable, and thero aro evon some clear
meshes without any dot whatover.
Theso latter ones, when becoming, are
far tho bost to wear, for they do not
injuro tho eyesight and are fnr lesa
expensive. Very fow oolorcd veils aro
worn. When solid colors-that ie, in
chiffon-are worn, thero is a small dot
of tho samo color woven in tho ma
terial. Occasionally thero aro seen
veils, black with fancy dots, trimmed
around tho edges with whito Valeu
cionues lace. This is a becoming
fashion, but it is not considered so
smart as the all-black. Veils aro worn
shorter than they wero, only just
rcaohing to the chin, and aro tied up
on tho hat,not at tho back of tho hair.
This is much moro becoming, as it
prevents tho folds that aro so upt to
occur, and which aro so unbecoming.
With tho broad-trimmed hats it is
comparatively easy to arrange tho
veils, but with a small hat or bonnot
it is always necessary to put in a dou
blo plait in front, a littlo fulness, to
prevent too much strain across thc
noso and eyelashes. Tho mo3t beauti
ful woman in tho world would look
like a fright with her noso tiod down
and her eyelashes sticking through tho
meshes of her voil, says a writer in
Harper's Bazar. Elderly women with
gray lair havo adoptod a clover
scheme to keep their front locks in
order when they do not caro to wear a
veil which hurts tho eyes. They tie- a
pieco of soft gray, almost white, tullo
over tho front hair and fasten it at tho
back under their bonnot. Tho tullo
is so fine it scarcely shows at all. If
care is taken to fold up a voil overy
fimo it is worn it will last much
longer. It should bo carofully pulled
out, thon smoothed and folded away
in a sachet. Just a faint trace of per
fumo is peculiarly dainty about a voil,
and eau bo best secured by always
keeping it in the sachet whenever it is
aot in uso.-Chicago Times-Herald,
Turquoises are most fashionable.
Garden hats of tulle are wonderfully
Swamp green alligator skin is the
newest thing in loather goods.
Pearl, yellow and pink tau shades
aro tho correct colors in gloves.
Vandyke collars and ecru and whito
batiste, trimmed with lace and iusor
fciou, aro mado to wear over thin sum
mer gowns. ..
Bishop sleeves aro quito tho fad in
cotton bodices. Another dimity has
tho bodice finely plaited in tho back,
wbilo in front, over tho side plaits, is
a broad double box plait, on which is
eowed cufe-au-lait Valcncionncs lnco,
narrow in wi 1th, put on vory full,
giving a wavy, protty effect.
The return of tho balayeuse and tho
rumor that tho skirts of street dresses
aro to bo shortened are slight but sure
iudioations that tho fullness is to
diminish. Huches of silk appear in
sido mnny of tho handsome street
dresses, and evening gowns havo ruffles
of laces and chiffon to keep tho shirt
out at tho bottom. J
A stylish capo is mado of broadcloth
and velvot. Two deep rufflo9 oro
Huted and sowed to a yoke that ex
tends well out over tho points of tho
shoulders. Tho wido collar is of val
vet, and is also fluted over the shoul
ders and ncross thc back. Tho frouts
are cut iu long, scullopod tabs, aud ex
tend belcw the waist lino, thc capo
ending in shiold-shapo points on which J
are large, handsome battons. ^
Tho skia is tho only part of tho bu*
nan body that is not hardened b;t
Moles can swim with great dexter
ty, their broad forepaws acting ??
It is reported in the British Medical
Tournai that thoso working with tho
i-rays oro likely td stiffer from a va
'icty Of skin affections said td be sim-1
lar to tho results of sunburn.
It is a mistake to suppose night air
n towns ?3 unhealthy. In most cases
t is purer between 10 at night and G
n the morning than any other part of
he twenty-four hours. It is beneflc
al to sleep with the window open four
fiches from tho top, and tho door
A peculiar case of rabies has oc
iurricd in Cheshire, England. A
)lack retriever last September bit
sight .cows, and after being killed
>rovcd to bo mad; Tho cows showed
io sign of madness, btit tWd Of thom
jove birth to calves which undoubted
y died of rabies.
Dr. Knapman shows that tho bobo
inks which nest wost of tho Rocky
dountaina do not migrato southward
rith tho birds of that region, but ro
race' their steps, and leave the United
Hates by way of Florida^ thus furn
ishing evidence of the gradtial extcn
ion of rango westward,' and of the
itability of tho routes of migration'.
Observations madoon the pendnlum
)f the Puris Observatory, which is
cept ninety faot undor ground, with a
emperaturo that varies one-hundredth
>art of a degroo at most during the
rear, show that it is not quite proof
against tho variations of atmospheric
iressurc. It makes an error of one?
hird of au oscillation in twelve mill
on; and it is proposed to remedy this
Au ingonius method of testing tho
jenetrative pawer df small projectiles
ids been tried in Germany. A largo
vater trough is divided ori tho bottom
j'y transverso ribs, and closed at ono'
;nd by thick gelatine platos. Tho
ihot is fired iuto tho end of tho
rouorb, when tho bolo in tho golat' >
nstantly closes up, proventiug tho es*
jape of the water. Each shot is re
fined by tho ribs whoro it falls, und
is position is noted when tho water is
brawn off after firing.
An electric furnaco for tho reduc
ion of irou oro has hcen devised by
EEerr Urbanitzky. It is made largo
raough for the action to bo continu
ais and on tho necessary large scale,
;hc carbons entering fi om the top and
jciug supported from a disk that can
JO rcvolvod around a verbal axis.
3uch a furnace has " r>/i.du. .avan
tages for obtair ug very pure iron.
3n!y ono mau is necessary, and with
500 horso power about 220 pounds of
pure iron can bo produced in twenty
Two Snakes Attack a Texag Steer.
While passing through a pasturo
acar Greenville, Texas, the other day
two colored men saw a two-year-old
dcor lying down as if dead. When
diey approached the prostrato beast
tho men wero surprised to find that
?wo snakes were wound about tho ani
mal's neck so tightly ai to alinosi shut
>ff the air, and the steer was being
?lowly choked to death.
Tho men wore returning from work
in a field and had pitchforks with
thom. They attauked tho reptiles with
these woapons aud after considerable
trouble succoeded ia unbinding them
from the neck of the steer, which soon
jrV^blelHts Strength ?ria^LCli?iilcr?d ' '
away, none, the worse for its unusual
and unpleasant exp?rience.
The snakos were impalod on the tines
of tho pitchforks and taken to the
house. There they were placed in a
box in which they wero conveyed to
Greenville and turned over to Colonel
Nool Fitts, tho owner of tho animal
which had been compelled to wear the
reptiles as a necktie
The serpents were fivo or 6?x feet
long and were mottled with dark brown
on tho bocks and rod splotches ulong
their sides. They wero of u species
unknown to most Texans who saw
them, although some declared that
thoy wero chicken snakes. They were
Tho snakes attracted much attention
while they wero on exhibition, and
there was much speculation as to how
thoy succeeded in entwining them
selves around thc steer's neck and
many guesses as to what their purpose
was. There seems to be no doubt
that for the timely interference of the
men thc steer would have boen killed,
as ho was almost dead when discov
ered, and was co exhausted that he
was making no effort to free himself
from their coils. Tho snakos were
powerful constrictors, and it requirou
tho exercise of much strength to tear
them looso from their victim.
Roiling Water With a Wire.
An electric boiior device adapted to
bo opplied to any pot or kettle has
been patented to F. W. Schindlo
Jenny, of Kenneibach, Austria-Hun
gary. This invoution comprises a
ring-shaped heating body of refrac
tory insulating matorial, containing
resistanco wires and surrounded by a
suitable protection casting. A handlo
is attached to this ring for raising or
loworing into or out of o pot or kettle.
Tho resistance wires are conncctod to
au electric circuit by suitable insulated
wires passing up through tho handlo.
If it is desired to boil a pot of pota
toes, the ring is lowored into the pot
by its handle, and tho current switched
into ?tho rosistuueo wires in tho
riQg. Tho latter immodiatly becomes
hot becouso of tho heat generated in
the wires by tho resistanco of thc samo
to the electric fluid. In a fow ir imites
tho water in the pot will bo boiling
ind the potatoes cooked. Tho ring
sun thon bo rcmovod und washed and
tho coffee boiled in tho samo manner,
fho pots and kettles all rest upon tho
bop of an ordinary wood tablo during
tho process of cooking. Tho sight of
i pot boiling whilo restiug upon a
tablo and with only a small lloxible
wire extending into tho samo is indeed
i very unusual one and would no
Joubt exoite many modern housekeep
ers greatly upon seeing tho same.
A Huso to Get Rid of Hares.
At ono of the Londou clubs the other
woek two Card players devisod on in
genious way of dealing with tho class
Of boro who peueists in looking on at
ii gamo and making remarks about it.
It was at tho Prince of Wales' Club
that tho incident occurred. After
?tanding tho nuisance for sorao ti'
one of tho players asked one of J J
apoctutors to play tho hand for him
until he returned. Tho spectator took
the cards, whereupon ibo first player
loft tho room. Pretty soon tho sec
ond player followed tho oxamplo of
tho first. Tho two substitutes playod
for somo time, whoa one of thom
uskod tho waiter whore tho two origi
nal players were. "Thoy aro playing
cardB in the next room," was tho wait
er's reply.-Now Orleans Picayune. ^
Oaths of Various Co uu tr les.
Ia tho various nations there are many
;urious forms of taking oaths to assure
ruthfulness. A Hindoo law says:
'Let a judge- swear a Brahmin by his
tornoity, a soldier by his horses, his
dephant of his arms; an agriculturist
Dy his cows, his grain or his money ;
ind a Sondra by ali his crimes'."
In Chinese courts, when a witness
is sworn, a live cock is brought into
?otirt and the head of the bird cat off.
Another form is foi the witness to take
in his bands a sattler and say: "In
the faco of God ? break this saucer ; if
it comes together again, Chinaman has
told a lie and expects not to live five
lays; if it remains asunder, Chinaman
bas told tho truth and escapes the ven
geance of tho Almighty." He then
smashes tho saucer in pieces and be
come* a qualified fitness. One and
perhaps both of these forms bare been
used in California, where Chinamen
have been c died as witnesses.
Tho ancient Jews swore by the book
of the law j tho Egyptians by the head
of their king, and the Greeks by ono or
more of their numerous gods who was
supposed to have charge of the partic
ular mattor. Tho people of Arcady
Gworo by tho waters of Styx, and the
Romans by their faith and honor. The
Persians sworo by tho Bun, while thc
Celts, in taking an oath, laid their
hand Upon a pillar of stone. The only
binding oath upon a Highlander is one
sworn ii j un the point of his dirk ; he
cares nothing for an oath taken upon
tho gospels of the cross. The Russians
swear by tho cross, and the Germans
and French by tho uplifted hand, as
is common with us, concluding with
tho formula, "So help me God."
Many forms of oaths may bo found
in Chaucer, Shakespeare and the elder
dramatists. Hamlet swears Horatio
and Marcellus upon tho hilt of his
?word, and Tonchstono swears Rosa
lind acd Celia by their beards, which
'hey had not, and consequently could
not bo foresworn. lu tho "Canter
bury Tales" the princess swears "by
St. Eloy," the host "by my fathtr's
soul," tho carpenter's wife "by St.
Thomas of Kent" aud tho merchant
"by St. Thomas of ?nde."
Inuumerublo other oaths even more
curious may bo culled by tho students
of history ami literature-Chicago
A Final Remedy.
A young lady onco called on one of
Louisville's most prominent homeo
pathic physicians, and after discours
ing on all tho topics of interest of tho
day, settled down to tell him her ail
ments. Among other things, she said
that ubo was greatly anuoyod with a
sinking feeling. The physioian pre
pared a littlo bottle of pills and gave
thom to her, with minuto directions as
to-how th'y thould bo taken. The
woman again began to talk, and after
many vain efforts to get her out, ?ho
started for tho door. She had just
oponed it, when abo t urned and said :
"Ob, doctor, what shad I do if these
pills do not euro me?" "Take tho
cork," he retorted; "they toll me
that's good for a Biuking feeling."
liatabllshiua: His Character
Judge-Do you know this mau t
Witness-'Ol do thot, yor anner.
Judge-Is he man of good moral
Witness (bewildered)-An' sure O'ni
not nfthcr undcrstandin' yer anuer.
Judge-Docs ho stand fair in the
-Witew?BT m aflwi Q j, fon/t t?i?:
prebend yor meaning.
Judgo (irritably)-I mean, sir, is he
a good man?
Witness-Och, by the howly saiuts,
an' thot ho is. Din't bo lick the best
mon in tho prasink? And am Oi not
that epalpcen mesclf?- Washington
Jack Gay boy-I'm surprised that
your father gave his consent.
She-Oh, ho doesn't know you se
well as I do. -Life.
Put a Pill in the pi
tical preaching for tl
put tho pill in the pill
bise what lt preaches,
in Ayer's Sugar Coat
sweetness and light."
their physic as they
its bitterness. The rn?
better the doctor. W<
tako "sugar in. ours"-;
a-days. It's possible ti
the same time. Thei
pleasant pill. That is
More pill particulars ia ,
Sent free. J. C. Ay
to a physician, and reveal secrets 1
Nine-tenths of women's trouble
SJ is a remedy that stops the drain on t
and pull at thc orguns of womanho
j\ makes them attractive by making t
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rich with delicious flavor,
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Best by any test.
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fresh cuts, wound-, bruise*, sores, rheumatism
and pains of all hinds. Sold by all medicine
dealer*. Price, Manu. GO cents, (jet Cuban
Relief for summer complaint; Manufac
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Co., CHATTANOOGA, TL.NN.
flDIIIH1 nd W HISKY habit? enrcd. Book pent
Ul lUm ITUE. Dr. D. B. ITOOUIT. ATU.lt?. GA,
a. K, U.,.,.Twenty-eight, '93.
Fumerais on the Installment PIan>
Thero seems to be no snd of troiiM?
in store for those who aro so unfortu
nate as to be members of tho human
raco. A great many people oontinne
to live, not bucuuso they have any aim
in life or aro of any particular service
to the world or themselves, but because
they cannot afford the expense of dying.
An inventive genius in Vermont re
cently devised a plan which seemed
likely to supply the long-felt want. It
was nothing more nor less than ?
funeral insurance company. You eas
join tho company by paying $2 anet
then continue to pay small mcttthly
installments until you had paid in #75,
Of course tho great speculation id
tho thing would bo to die right after
you had paid your $2 admission fee
and before you had blown in any of
tho monthly dues. Getting a coffin
with a door plate on the ltd; brand
new shroud (no second hand affair),
clergyman at the funeral at grave on
a grasey.knoll, is something immense.
As soon 80 insured that would bo what
yon are entitled to. That made it ono
of the neatest schemes on earth, and
if the company could continuo solvent,
life would have no object and every
body would want to die to beat the
company. . Tho insurance commission
ers of some of the other states, evi
dently envious of the Vermont patent
on death, are refusing to allow the
company to do bnsiness in their terri
tory. It is foared that this limitation
will compel tho Vernlopt organization
togo into bankruptcy.-^?Slinneapolis
Thc Tin Plato Industry.
Tho bureau of industrial statistics"
has comploted a report on the tinplate
industry in Pennsylvania. It will show
that there aro oleven plants in the stato
turning out what ia known as black
platos, and nineteen that buy tho black
plates and finish them by dipping or
coating with tin. All but two of tho
bh.ck plate manufactories, one in Phil
adelphia and tho other in Harrisburg,
aro locetad in Pittsburg and other part?
of western Pennsylvania. Ponnsylvani*
has one-third of thc black plato manu
factories of America and over forty per
cent of their entire capacity. Tba con
cern at Newcastle is the largest in the
world,the annual output being 700,003
hoses. Tho report will contain a de
scription of tin plate making in Amer
ica by John Jarrett, an authority on
tho subject. Last year there was turned
out in Pennsylvania a total product cd1
finished ti a and tin plate of 104,375,306
pounds, t ae aggregate value of which
was 84,237,819. The total amount paid
in wages was 81,349,618.
Facts and Rumors.
"I supposo you hotel men aire at
your wits' end where to put the dele
gates to the national convention?"
"Not at all 1 It's making room for
tho candidates that bothers us."-Bos
Without An Aim
Dawkins-I wonder why it is tho.t
when a woman throws a stone at any
thing she is apt to hit something in an
entirely different direction.
Jawkins-That's because sho is
brought up without any aim ia lifo.
Elarpei's lin zur.
The Child Enjoya
Tho pleasant flavor, sentie action and sooth,
ing effect of Syrup of Figs wboa in neel o? a
Insalive, and if tho father cr mother be costive
or bilious, tho most gratifying results follow
itii nif,i w fhilt, it ?.i ii? bint family, rm
known and every family should have a bottle
Gladstone says the Turki di Government U
tho greatest scourg? of mankind.
FITS Mopped freo hy DH. HUNK'S ORBIT
XBHVK ItKMTOiierL Vo ll ta after first day'a usa.
Marvelous euros. Treatise and $2.00 trial boo
tle free. Dr. Kline. 331 Arch St.. i'hfia.. Pa.
Mri; Winslow's Snot hi n? Syrup for children
teethlnar. softens the sums, redness lu flam mi
tton.allays piiln.cnros w ind colin. 35o. a bottle.
I believe Pi-o's Curo for Consumption raved
my hoy's I'o la.it hummer.-Mr*. ALLIS
DOUGLASS, L- Hoy, .Mich., O t. 20. '04.
ff afflicted wiih sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thorar
.MMI'?. Kre-wati?r.Drne?i*tjifiell at 25c i>erhotil-.
and Light, ?j
ilpit if you want prac- /f?\
ie physical man; then ^p7
lory if it does not prac
Thore's a whole gospel ?i
cd Pills; a "gospel of
People used to valuo f||!
did their religion-by /g^
oro bitter the dose tho
2'vo got over that. Wo (||p
gospel or physic-now- ? \
3 please and to purge at }??
:Q may be power in a (pp
the gospol ol
fVycr's Cureboofc. TOO pages,
er Co., Lowell, Mass.
3 When you eec a "good-looking"
\ woman, you nearly always see a
5 healthy womau. Beauty is really
= health. It is thc attractiveness of
"J face and form that conies naturally
when weakness and pain are absent.
Sickness and pain drive attractive
^ ness away.
It is difficult to make women be
lieve their tortures can be cured at
home. The popular belief is that
they must suffer on and on-or go
that he ought not to kuow.
:s can bc cured without physician's aid.
he system. It stops the pains that drag ^
od. It makes them strong and well. It
hem healthy. Price $1 per bottle. -V.
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