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Collecting a Million Postage Stamp*.
There Is probably not a large office
In the business part of Nev/ York city
where there is not at least one col
lector of used postage stamps, says the
Tribune. The men who clip them
from envelopes and put them away
in boxes and other receptacles are not
postage-stamp collectors in the gen
erally accepted sense of the term, and
inquiry would disclose the fact that
every collection is for "another men,"
for "a little girl in the country," for
"our elevator man" or some equally
vague figure; and if by chance any
one of the persons for whoia the
s tamps are being collected could be
found and forced to tell what use ha
or she hoped to make of the stamps,
the answer would probably surprise
the Investigator. Not only business
men are asked to save their stamps,
but large societies and church or
ganizations frequently become the col
lecting agencies for children, bed-rid
den women or enterprising persons
who hope to accomplish extraordinary
things with a million stamps.
Some ot! the collectors want the
?tamps for what they call "artistic pur
poses," by which they mean that the
little squares will be used to form mo
saic pictures of impossible landscape
and caricature-like portraits; others
want to paper rooms with the ?tamps;
some beg their friends to collect
stamps with which they decorate
chairs and tables and other pieces o?
furniture; but most of the collectors
want to accumulate a million stamps
for the purpose of founding a l>ed in
a hospital. The ambition to help a
charity in that way has been a popu
lar topic of conversation In many clr
ces, and while thousands of parsons
have helped the ambitious philanthro
pists, it is difficult to find any person
who has seen any tangible evidence of
the scheme. Possibly only a few of
the people who began to collect stamps,
when the hospital, wherever I: may
be, made the offer have continued the
good work, and if it were generally
known how long it would take to col
lect a million stamps lt ls probable
that not many people would attempt
the task, whatever the prize might be.
Those who have begun it and whose
friends had only average facilities for
collecting P tam pe for them say that
100 stamps a day Is a good average.
If thia average could be maintai^d
for 365 days a year, lt would take 27
years and 145 days to collect the cov
eted number; but as there are only
about 300 mall delivery days in th9
year, it would require more than 33
years at 100 stamps a day to secure
enough to buy the hospital bed.
That the feat of collecting a million
stamps has been accomplished muy be
demonstrated to any person who ls In
terested at the office of the J. W. Scott
A million 2-cenc stamps may be seen
there, securely tied and forme* into
a column which stands 3 feet 7 inches
high, and measures 12x14 inches. The
mass weight 218 pounds.
The Dwarf Elephants of Malta.
The island of Malta is the only
known spot where the remains of j
dwarf elephants are fouud. Thero are
^-several places on the island where the
bones of these miniature pachyderms
have been unearthed, and hundreds of
skeletons have been secured, in whole
or in part. One of these, whose teeth
and bones showed, was a full grown
(specimen, was less than two and a half
feet in. height and could not have
weighed over 600 pounds when iii the
liesh.-St. Louis Republic.
A Dangerous lethargy.
>Tba forerunner of a train of eilis. Which too j
iittrn culminate^ fatally, ls Inactivity or lothargv J
of th? kidneys. Not only ls Bright's disease.
< ila be tea, gravel, or some other dangerous Inte
gral disease of the organs themselves to he ap
prehended, but dropsical diffusions from the
Mood, rheumatism and gout, are all traceable
to the non-remov il from the blood by thc kid
neys of certain impurities. Hoetetter's Stomach
Bitters depurates the blood, renders the kicneys
active and prevents their disease.
Toa should brace up, oven If you have to uso
No-To-Bao for Fifty Cents.
Over 400,000 cured. Why not let No-To-Bac
regulate or remove your desire for tobacco?
Saves money, makes health and main cod.
Core guaranteed. SO cents and 81.00, ft all
It ls th? yeast of pubUc opinion that makes a
man rise In the world.
Flt? permanenUy cured. No fits or nervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. S2 trial bottle and treatise free.
DK. B. H. KLINE, Ltd., 931 arch St., Phila. Pa.
CASCARETS sUmuUte liver, kidneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe; 10c.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces Inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
After physicians had givon me up, I was aived
by Piso s Cure.-RALPH EKIEG, winiamsporr,
Pa^ Nov. 82, 1803.
J. C. Simpson, Marquess, W. Va, fays:
"HaU's Catarrh Cure cured me of a very bad
case of catarrh." Druggists sell lt, 75c.
JUST try a 10c. box of Cascarela, tho finest
Uver and bowel regulator ever made.
Vigor and Vitality
Are quickly given to every part of the bidv
by Hood's Sarsaparilla. That tired feeling te
overcome The blood ls purified, enriched
and vitalized and carries health to every
crgan. The appetite ls restored and the
stomach toned and strengthened. The nerves
are fed upon proper nourishment and are
therefore strong; the brain ls cleared and
the mind refreshed by
Is the best-in fact the One True Blood Purifier.
E MAKE LOANS on
LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES.
If yon have a policy In the New York ll fe.
Equitable Life or Mutual Life and would
Uke to secure a Loan, write us giving nun: ber
of your policy, and we will be pleased to qioto
KieEiiflisli-AinericaflLoan aol Trusted..
No. 12 Equitable Building, Atlanta,Ga. '
I was a boy I was
' troubled with dropsy,1
f my legs swelling until 11
f could hot walk and finally I
' bursting open and becom
I lng running sores. The doc-1
! tors gave nie up and said 11
I could not live. At this Urne 11
I began to uso Aycr's Sarsapa-1
' mia and after taking fourteen'
bottle 31 was able to get ont and1
' go to work. My leg is still tender
and at times somewhat sore but I
I have no hesitancy in saying Ayer's
! Sarsaparilla saved my life."-J. F.
HAZEL, Tallulah. La., Nor. 21.1895.
A SCIENTIST SAVED.
Presidont Barnaby, of HarUviJJe College,
Survives a Serious Illness-Through
; th? Aid of Sr. Williams' Pink
. Pills for Palo People. \
From the Republican, Columbus, Ind,
The H arts ville College, situated at Harts
ville, Indiana, waa founded years ago
the Interest of the United Brethren Church
when the State was mostly a wilderness
and colleges were scarce. The college
well known throughout the country, former
students having gone Into all parts ol tba
A reporter recently called at this famous
seat of learning -nd wss shown Into the
room of the T^?aident, Prof. Alvin P. Bar
naby. When last seen by the reporter Prof
Barnaby was In delicate health. To-day he
was apparently in the best ol! health. In
response to an inquiry the professor said:
"Oh, y?s, I am much better than for some
time. I am new In perf jct health; but my
recovery was brought at out in rather a pe
"Tell me about lt," said the reporter.
"Well, to begin at th? beginning," said
the professor, "I studied too hard when at
school, endeavoring to oducato myself fox
the professions. After completing the oom
mon course I came hei-o, and graduated
from the theological :ou-se. I entered the
ministry, and accepted the charge of a
United Brethren Church it a small place in
Sent County, Mich. Being of an ambitious
nature, I applied myself diligently to my
work -and_stiidles. In time I noticed that
roy~health was failing. Sly troible was in
digestion, and this with other troubles
brought on nervousness.
"My physician prescribed lot me for
some time, and advised me to take a
change of climate. I did as he requested
and was some improvod. Soon after, I
came here as professor in physics and
chemistry, and later was financial agent of
this college. The change agreed with ms
and for awhile my health was betts., but
my duties were heavy, and again I found
my trouble returning. This time it was
more severe, and in the winter I became
completely prostrated. I tried various
medicines and different physicians. Finally,
I was able to return to my duties. Last
spring I was elected President of tho col
lege. Again I hod considerable work, and
the trouble, which had not been entirely
oared, began to affect me, and last fall I
collapsed. I had different doctors, but
none did me any good. Professor Bowman,
who is professor of natural science, told
ms of his experience with Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People and urged me to
give them a trial, b ?cause they had bene
fited him bi a similar case, and I concluded
to try them.
"The first box helped me, and the second
gave great relief, such as I never had ex
perienced from the treatmeut of any physi
cian. After using six boxes of the medi
cino I was entirely cured. To-day I am
perfectly well. I feel better and stronger
than for years. I certainly recommend
To allay all doubt Professer Barnaby
cheerfully made an affidavit before
LYSIAK J. SCUDDER, Notary Publia.
Pr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
aro sold by all dealers, or will be sent post
paid on receipt of price, 60 cents a box or
six boxes for $2.60 (they are never sold bx
bulk, or by the 100), by addressing Dr. Will
iams' Medicine Go., Schenectady, N. X.
How Large Profits Are Made.
If first-class bicycles can be manu
factured in large quantities for twenty
five dollars each, how much less does
it cost to build type-writing machines?
Is there any reason why such machines
should sell for $100 each? Is there
any reason why purchaserr should pay
even fifty dollars for such? What
makes it possible for the manufactu
rers to secure five or six times the
original cost? Persistent and judi
A Story of a Manuscript.
A story is told of a certain southern
author who had a manuscript accepted
by a northern periodical that only pays
on publication, but he has never had
the pleasure of seeing his production
in print. Finally, he went north, and,
getting hard up, called on the editor,
who would neither return his manu
script nor guarantee him a day of pub
lication. He repaired to his hotel and
wrote the editor a threatening letter,
in which he mentioned pistols and
coffee, etc. Shortly after he was ar
rested and taken to the station house,
where he remained all night. The
next morning he sent the following
i message to the editor:
"I don't know the rules np here.
For heaven's sake, come down and pay
my fine and take the manuscript as se
The editor was unmoved by his ap
peal and replied briefly:
"We cannot violate the rules of our
office. We will pay your fine when
we publish your story. We wish you
To Be Sure.
Mrs. Peck-Here's a lawsuit in Ken
tucky because a man refused to pay
for burying his wife. She didn't live
with him. If that isn't the queerest
Henry Peck-I don't see as it was so
queer, Nancy. Why should a man
bury his wife if she didn't live with
At the (?ates.
Actress-Hello, who are you?
St. Peter-Be moro respectful,
please. Don't you know I'm an angel?
Actress-At last, thank goodness!
You're the very man I've been looking
for.-New York Journal.
COOD ROADS NOTES.
Aooording to Conway W. Sams,
Chief Consul of the Maryland Divis
of the League of American Wheelm
between $300,000 and $400,000 is
ing spent annually on Maryland ra
to no purpose.
The Good Roads Committee of
Board of Trade of Saginaw, Mich., '.
asked the State Legislature to ami
the County road law so as to prov
for special assessments, whereby
course of road improvements ourdd
charged against the property direc
benefited, instead of the entire c
being a general tax.
P. V. Collins, a prime mover
good highways in Minnesota, figu
out that the average cost of hauling
the average road in America ia $1 ]
ton for four miles, while in Europ<
is sixteen cents for the some load 1
same distance, and anywhere it is 1
than four cents ? ton for four mi
hauled on steel rails.
. An authority suggests that a bill
drawn requiring all new wagons n
new wheels to be made of a cert
width tire, according to the load tl
are built to bear, but permitting <
wheels to be used for a period of, s;
five, and possibly ten years.
C. A. Clonser, of Orlando, has
vented a bicycle path machine, wh:
is now being given a practical test,
resembles a cotton drag, only it ha
convex lower surface, and has thi
ribs arranged in V shape with 1
apex pointing forward. The slit
edges of the ribs drag over the gri
and weeds and soon wear a smoc
It is understood that the Natioi
League of Good Boads will soon op
branch offices in New York, Chicaf
San Francisco, Omaha, Milwaukee?
Atlanta, which will co-operate with t
headquarters in Washington, a
which will have a full supply of go
roads literature published by the Gc
The county commissioners of Jeff<
son county, Ohio, have adopted a
put into execution the following reg
lations for the protection of improv
Toad3 from heavy burdens: Wago
with 1 1-2-inch tires not more than 13
pounds; 1 3-4-inch tires, 1700 pounc
2-inch tires, 2000 pounds; 3-inch tire
2500 pounds; 3 1-2-inch tires, 35
?ounds; 4-inch tires, 4500 pounds;
-2-inch tires, 5500 pounds; 5-in
tires, 6500 pounds; 6-inch tires, 75
The Secretary of the National Fr
mers' Congress has figured out th
the agriculturists of this country nee
lessly expend $600,000,000 a year
moving farm products over the bi
roads of the United States.
lu the whole territory of Alas]
there are only sixteen miles of road
according to a recently publish*
It is not an uncommon thing
France to see a farmer forty or Hf
miles from home in wet weather wi
a heavy load. The rain has no effe
on the highways of the French repu'
lie, and the farmers choose just sue
weather for long hauling, protectir
the load with a tarpaulin.
The plan pursued by the New Jei
eey people is pronounced the be
method that has as yet been developet
The people in the neighborhood wi
want their highways improved agre
to pay an assessment of ten per cen
if the county does the work, and tl
State bears one-third of the expensi
According to an authority permanei
good highways can be built at an e:
pense of $3000 per mile. There hav
been so mauy highways built at an e:
pense as great as this which failed 1
he a permanent improvement that th
farmers are rather chary of expendin
so much money.
Chief* Consul Sams, of Maryland
who intends to deliver addresses o
the Bubject of good roads trirougnou
that State, has received an intcrestin
letter from H. B. Messenger, of Fee
eral8burg, on the subject of goo
roads :in Caroline County. Mr. Mes
senger says that the great need in th
country is broader tires on vehicles
The narrow tires now in use cut road
to pieces as soon as they are made
He favors a law giving a bonus fo
wide tires, and when the wide tire i
adopted he thinks that there shoal
be a law prohibiting the use of others
The Quarrelsome Hobin. ">
The robin, that "pious" bird, i
very .quarrelsome, and it exasperate
one to watch him wasting the preciou
hours of food in hunting another hun
gry robin up and down, and round am
round, till the sparrows have clearei
the board. The blackbirds, too, an
very annoying in the way that the;
snatch up a lump of bread and fly of
with it, only to be chased about for thi
rest of the morning by other black
birds, while a Bparrow makes a square
meal off th 3 morsel fallen meanwhih
under a shrub. But relentless as thej
are in pursuit, the curious fact is tba'
they seldom fight. If the pursue('
turns, the pursuer stops, perks up hit
tail, and being promptly charged bj
the other, becomes in his turn the pur
sued. But woe to both when the mis
sel thrush comes. He is pitiless ir
pursuit, and I have seen them pass mj
window time after time in the course
of a morning, the storm- cock hard or
the "heels" of the blaokbird. And
when they overtake them what hap
pens? For myself, as I have ofter
said before, I believe the missel thrust
is a cannibal. At any rate, I attribute
some of the dead blackbirds and
thrushes that one finds about the
grounds to his cruel beak. He watches
for birds for hours at a time, like a bird
of prey, and attacks them like one. I
have often stopped a chase which ]
knew could only end one way.-Con
A Champion Lightweight.
Bemarkable in many ways, the
"tule gnat" of the far West is the most
curious for its almost total lack ol
weight. The little insect has a nearly
microscopic body, but a relatively huge
spread of wings, which gives it the ap
parent size of a mosquito.
In some parts of California "tule
gnats" swarm so densely about burn
ing lamps that several times during an
evening the dead must be cleared away
to give the light a chance. In bright
ly-illumined stores the gnats are
veritable pests, and it wai in a Lake
County (Cal. ) drug store that a curious
experiment was recently made. As
many gnats were collected as could be
heaped upon a pan of the apothecary's
scales; the smallest weight in use to
measure the most delicate drugs was
then put'upon the opposite pan and
was found^to overbalance the mountain
of gnats.-New Orleans Times-Demo
Giant Sewing Mac hine.
A giant sewing machine has been
finished, at Leeds, England. The
machine, which is to be used for at
taching cotton belting, weighs five
and a quarter tons.
Raising onions in Kansas is better
than growing corn to burn. A farmer
of Oskalosa, Kan., got 200 bushels of
onions from an acre of ground last
season, and has just sold them for $1.20
a bushel. - - \
PITH AND POINT.
The Cynic-"Men don't paint their
faces." The Fair Observer-"And
women don't paint the town."-Puck.
"Don't you think, Grumpy,that Miss
Harshly is a beautiful singer?" "Vary.
But she can't sing."-Detroit Tree
He-"You girls seem to be awfully
fond of sweets." She-"And you seem
tp be awfully fond of sours."-Cornell
She (coming up suddenly)-"Where
did that wave go?" He (coughing and
struggling)-"I swallowed it."-Dub*
Tramp (at dentist's door)-"I'd like
my teeth filled." Dentist-"What
with-gold or silver?" Tramp-(eag
erly)-"Oh, just plain bread will do."
"When Fratters played Hamlet
down at San Frustino did the audience
egg him on when ho reached his
heroics?" "Not exactly. They egged
!? Becker-"I see by the posters that
Footlights, the tragedian, travels un
der his wife's management." Decker
"So do most men, only they don't ad
vertise it."-London Tit-Bits.
Briggs-"I'm thinking of moving
over to your boarding-house." Griggs
-"What for?" Briggs-"My doctor
told me not to eat anything with my
meals."-Detroit Free Press.
They had been talking about the
Sandwich Islands. "Are you in favor
of annexation?" the young mau asked,
and the maiden ?eplied coyly: "Oh,
George, this is so sudden!"-Twin
"You don't even dress mo decently,"
she cried. "I'm going home to papa."
"All right," replied Doolits; "you
might say to him also that I need a
new suit myself."-Philadelphia
Crane-"Simpers seems all broken
up. I wonder what's the trouble?"
Polk-"His wife has engaged in
double dealing; she presented him
with twins this morning."-Philadel
phia North American.
Every father should buy a savings
bank for his children. Its possession
is sure to encourage habits of economy
in them; and, besides, it is a haudy
placo to go when he wants small
Author-"You have no idea how
many stamps I use posting my manu
scripts to various editors." Critic
"Very likely. I think there ought to
be excursion tickets for manuscripts at
reduced rates."-London Tit-Bits.
He-"Do yon remember when first
we met? The dew was on tho grass,
the air was full of. summer scents,
and-" She-"Yes; and now there's
no summer, no dew, no grass and no
sense. By the way, have you heard of
my engagement?"-Detroit Free Press.
."I hurl my defiance into your very
teeth!" she exclaimed with heaving
bosom. "Ha! ha!" sneered her perse
cutor. For hers was a crude age, and
women were not as yet received at
those seats of learning where they play
basket-ball and things and become
adept at throwing.-Puck.
NhARING THE MILLENNIUM?
Wonderful Things the Future lias In
Store for Our Descendants.
The Philadelphia Press foreshadows
the coming of the millennium as fol
Flying is solved. The principle is
known. A mechanical expedient is all
that is now needed to make it success
ful. Practical flight is to-day not more
than five or ten years off.
A glow worm makes light with about j
one three-hundredth part of the force j
used in ordinary artificial light. When
men know how to make light as cheap, |
streets and homes will be as light as j
day for a mere fraction of what light
now costs. This is near. Vacuum il
lumination without incandescence is
already in full operation, and in a year
or two should cut down the price of
light to a sixth of its current cost, and
in five or ten years light may be, like
water, turned on in every house at
Compressed air has long been
known to be the best way, theoretic
ally, to store force for use in transpor
tation. There is no waste and no de
terioration. The need is a cheap and
efficient motor* to apply compressed
air to city transportation, li this can
be done, first the trolley poles and
wires will come down, next the horse
less, compressed air motor carriage
will do all the work of city delivery.
When these come the only use for
gas will be for cooking-if this is not
by electricity. Factories, also, before
many years, will be run by trans
mitted electric power. This has be
gun to be done and in five or ten years
will be completed, and the factory fire
and boiler will be a thing of the past.
The city of the future, and no very
distant future, will have no trolley
poles or wire and no horses. All
movements will be on rail by silent air
motors or by horseless carriages equal
ly silent. All pavements will be as
phalt. Unlimited light will be as
cheap as unlimited water is to-day.
No coal will be delivered at private
houses and no ashes taken from them.
With no horses, no 'coal and no ashes,
street dust and dirt will be reduced to
a minimum. With no factory fires and
no kitchen or furnace fires, the air will
be as pure in the city as in the coun
try. Trees will have a chance; houses
be warmed and lighted as easily and
cheaply as they aro now supplied with
A city will be a pretty nice place to
live in when the first twenty years of
the twentieth century are passed.
Rescued by a Canine Samson.
Wilbur Stevens, a six-year-old
youngster of Garlandville, N. Y., fell
into the river while flying his kite. A
big St. Bernard dog named Samson,
which was assisting at the ascension,
plunged into the water after him. The
banks of the river were too steep for
the rescuer to climb, and he was
obliged to swim a long distance down
stream before he could land his little
burden. The boy was none the worse
for his ducking, the dog having kept
the boy's head above water all the
time.-New York Mail and Express. -
8250,000 Worth of Time Lost. 1
A statistician says that 12,000
vehicles, including 3000 omnibuses,
pass through the Strand, London, iu
the day and the narrowness of the
street causes each of the 03, OOO occu
pants to waste, on the average, three
minutes. The total waste of time
equals 3150 hours, the money value of
which, at the very moderate rate of one
shilling an hour, is $785 per tiny, or
nearly ?250,000 per annum.
College Newspapers. <
The increasing wealth of American
colleges enables no less than ten of
them to publish daily newspapers.
This luxury is indulged in by Yale,
Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Brown,
Stanford, Tulane and the Universities
of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Mich;, j
gan, - -.
' Gnus Embroidery.
Needle-workers have discovered thal
tho threads of Madagascar grass cur
tains, pulled out and used iu place of
embroidery silk produce excellent re
sults. This is the foundation of th J
new grass embroidery. These threads
never fade or fray, and will stand
Narrow Belts With Shirt Waists.
Narrow belts are the only ones per
missible" this year for wearing with
shirt waists and velvet blouses. They
are supplied in leather, black, white
or odored, but those who find difficul
ty in making a leather belt cover the
top of the skirt in the back use the
time-honored webbing; , ?- ?
th? latest Fad?
The very latest style in woman's
dressy toilet is the jewded belt, and
the shirt Waist buttons match. They
are of the Italian gilt and studded
with various jewels set in button-like
figures and are the very latest in the
girdle- and belt fashions. Leather
belts ornamented similarly are quite
as popular, and are seen in all colors
of leather. One especially admired is
of dark blue leather ornamented with
the guilt figures studded with tor
quoise. To match are the shirt buttons
in blue enamel, and the combination
worn with a white gown would be most
!T* Woman's Work in India. 1
Dr. Harriet E. Parker, of Putney,
Vt., is in charge of the Women's Hos
pital in Mudura, South India. Last
year there were 18,000 cases treated in
the hospital. So much more addi
tional room is needed, a large and
really well-appointed building is now
in process of ereotion just across the
street from the present structure. The
Woman's Board of Missions in Boston
has done a great deal for the hospital,
and the amount of relief given the na
tive Indian worn on is almost incalcu
lable. , A "Bible woman" reads regu
larly to the patients, aud religious ser -
vices are conducted every day. Lep
rous patients are treated in large num
Mothers of Great Men.
In a recent sermon, the Bev. Dr.
Bristol, of Chicago, said: One of the
chief glories of the Bible is its recogni
tion of the dignity, rights and useful
ness of woman. Where in any other
body of literature will you find so pure
a respeot and love for wife, so devoted
and self-sacrificing an affection for sis
ter and daugther, so noble a rever?, ce
for mother? The world generally in
its laws, literatures and customs does
not treat woman in any of her relations
with the sweet, divine justice which
the good book inculcates. Travel
where you may, you find very few
monuments reared to celebrate the
genius, virtues and self-sacrifices of
womanhood. No holidays are legalized
in hone? of great women. Even the
queen's birthday is not ?o much a day
in honor of Victoria as of the queen.
On that day the English people cele
brate the dignity of an office, not the
virtues and greatness of a woman,
though she be the most queenly woman
and the -most womanly queen in the
history of sovereignty. Too many
women care more about an illustrious
ancestry j than a useful progeny. A
great pedigree has in it not half the
honor that belongs to a great posterity.
It is nobler, more praiseworthy to be
the mother of a great man than to be
simply the daughter of a great man.
From the^days of Moses, whose mother
made possible his edueation, in all the
learning of ?he Egyptians, nearly every
great man has been honest to say: "I
owe my sftccess chiefly to my mother."
If liberal education is antagonistic to
motherhood so much the worse for that
miserables pernicious type of educa
tion. If ; society and its demands are
antagonistic to motherhood so much
.the woree for that type of society.
What is a book or pioture or song good
for except for what it can do for men's
minds, hearts and lives? For that does
the faithful mother give to the world
her children, that they may minister
good to the world. The religion that
honors mother will save the world,
good mothers give nations great men,
and great men make great nations,
t . Fashion Notes.
Tinsel gauze is the very latest thing
Pearls, real and artificial, are the
Geranium pink and purple are the
two popular summer tones.
Pearls and opals are one of the new
est mixtures in jewelry, and two gold
chains are worn at once, each having
a different object-charm chain, watch,
A stylish wrap is made with a yoke
into which are plaited breadths of cloth
or velvet. The effect suggests the
Mother Hubbard and is becoming to
but few figures.
A handsome costume for evening has
the upper half of the bkirt of almost
solid embroidery. The lower half is of
silk muslin in fine side plaitings. A
wreath of violets heads this plaiting.
A dress of accordion-plaited India
silk has sleeves and waist front of
heavy lace. Wide, long epaulettes of
velvet extend far ont over the sleeve
tops. The collar and belt are of velvet.
An attractive dress is made of black
satin and velvet. The skirt is of satin
and plain except an eight-inch ruffle at
the hem. This ruffle is gathered into
a narrow puff at the top and is quite
full. The waist has bolero fronts and
ample sleeve ruffles of velvet.
A millinery novelty is a bonnet frame
or foundation of beads and lace ready
for the trimming. It is tower-shaped
as to crown and has sides that look like
old-fashioned saddle bags. The trim
ming is to be of loops, ends and flow
ers made of fine lace, with velvet roses.
Among the new straw hats are to he
found not only those in the usual col
ors, but tints, tones and shades of the
most delicate sorts. One may match
almost any shade of silk or cloth and
by this means secure either contrasts
or harmonies, according to their special
Many Princesse dresses are among
the best stocks in the best houses, and
they are growing more popular every
season. They would doubtless be more
generally worn but for the difficulty in
fitting them. Only an artist can cut
and fit and finish a princesse dress in
the most approved fashion.
A handsome hat trimming is made
with a couple of very large bows as ai
foundation. From these a twist is car
ried upright and sustained by wires.
This twist supports a large bunch of
gold and purple pansies, and above the
flowers are perky bows that stand up
saucily far above the hat crown.
An ideal hat is of rough straw. The
genera! effect is sailor shape. The.
brim is a trifle wider in front than at j
the back, which rolls up against the
I crown. Large loops of fancy straw |
braid nnd gauze ribbon alternating
form a band around the crown, and up- j
right bows and loops complete the
Each square inch of the human skin
contains no less than 3500 perspiration
The Bureau of Ethnology in Wash
ington has at present about 6500 vol
umes on anthropology.
An actress in Stockholm, who lost
her power of speech and memory, was
hypnotised, and went through her part
accurately and naturally.
Nicola Tesla disputes the Roentgen
theory of the cause of the effect of the
X rays and ascribes it to a longitudi
nal disturbance of a material nature.
The sound of thunder may be heard
for twenty or twenty- five miles; with
the ear to the ground much farther.
Lightning is reflected for 150 to 200
When gold is vaporized it is depos
ited in the condensiug tube in the
shape of a powder of brilliant purplish
hue. The French chemist who found
this ont is not likely to be troubled
Dr. Aoki, of the Japanese navy, says
that it has been found that the disease,
known as beri-beri, is caused by an ex
fclusive rice diet, and has been over
come in Japanese vessels by the intro
duction of a mixed diet.
A writer in the London Lancet says
that since the reintroduction into In
d-a of ipecacuanha in large doses as n
remedy for acute dysentery, the death
rate from acute attacks has been re
duced from ll per cent, to less than 5
According to observations made at
the Royal Botanic gardens, London,
it seems that the rainfall in England
during the first three months of this
year exceeded that of any of the totals
recorded since 1887 by more than two
inches. The fall was double that of
1895 and 1896.
Dr. P. Penta has studied the fingers
and toes of 4500 criminals, and finds a
deficiency in the size or number of toes
quite frequent among them, although
very rare among ordinary men. He
has also observed that prehensile toes,
marked by a wide space between the
great toe and the second toe, is a con
dition quite common among criminals,
also a webbed condition of the toes, an
approximation to the toeless feet of
' The Greek National Dress.
The Greek National dress, which is
not really Greek at all, but Albanian,
is going out of use except among the
shepherds and the people of the mount
ains. But though it is discarded foi
everyday use, the Greeks are fond ol
their old picturesque costumes, and
nearly every man aud woman who can
afford to do so keeps a suit of the for?
mer type to wear upon family fete days,
half au s?rieux, half as a fancy costume.
Greek children ordinarily wear much
the same clothes as do American boys
and girls at school and about the streets
of the larger towns, but are put into
the Albanian kilts now and tb^n-per
haps just as much against their wills
as it is against the grain of little tote
at home to submit to Lord Fauntleroy
The Albanian dress is very pretty
upon a boy of four to ten years. The
dark rosy face of the Greek child looks
out winniugly from under the drooping
red fez, with its long blue or gold tas
sel. The little blue or yellow jacket,
sleeveless and shaped like a zouave, is
covered with embroidery, and is worn
open in front to show the white shirt
with full flaring sleeves. About the
waist comes a leather girdle, heavily
embroidered, and with a great pouch
called a "banderole," into which men
stick pistols and knives, but which
does just as well for the small boys'
marbles. Below the waist falls a short
white cotton kilt, known as a "fus
tanella. ' - There are also short white
breeches, high red gaiters and red
shoes which turn up at the points and
have tassels on the toes. A little boy
in this sort of rig looks like a cherubio
bandit out of a comic opera-an effect
which is of course quite fascinating.
? Tho Democracy of Greece. "*
"Our country is certainly more dem
ocratic than the United States," the
Crown Prince of Greece one said to me,
in tho midst of a conversation about
the political institutions of his coun
try. He was surely right, if the re
mark be applied to the sociel and poli
tical instincts of the Greek y ?opie. No
more naturally and unaffectedly dem
ocratic people exists under the sun
than the Greek. Not only are there no
aristocratic titles, but there is no ap
parent consciousness, in the ordinary
life and manners, of the existence of
social barriers. The village demarch
sits placidly and comfortably with the
other villagers and the peasants in the
cafe or bakali; the cabman who served
you yesterday does not omit to give
you from his box a graceful salute as
he passes you on the street; no hum
bleness of occupation or of presumed
station in life deters one man from
greeting another whom he meets on the
road or in the square, or from begin
ning the frankest and freest conversa
tion. The reserve and cautious, if not
bashful, self-respect of the Anglo
Saxon commonly interprets this Greek
freedom at the first as bald effrontery.
In the judgment of the newcomer the
Greek commonly gains the credit of
being what the American collegian
would call "decidedly fresh." In
reality, it is part and parcel of the Na
tional courtesy, tinctured aud con
ditioned, to be sure, by the equally
National curiosity. Democracy is no
affectation. Tho bashfulness which
springs from suspicion of barriers is un
A Magnetic Island.
"The stories of magnetic mountains
that exert an attraction that cannot be
withstood on all vessels that come into
their vicinity have some foundation in
reality," says Der Stein der Weisen
(Vienna, March 23), "and that, too, in
the i.eighborhood of Germany. The
well-known island of Bornholm, situ
ated in the Baltic and belonging to
Denmark, may be regarded as a huge
magnet. Although the power of this
magnet is not so great that it can draw
the nails out of ships, as was told of
the legendary maguetic hills, the
magnetism of the rocks on the island
of Bornholm can cause a good deal of
trouble to ships in quite another way.
For the island of Bornholm exerts such
an influence on the magnetic needle
that it can cause a vessel to turn per
ceptibly aside from its course. This is
quite possible, as the effect of this
magnetic island is perceptible at a dis
tance of fifteen kilometers (9} miles).
A rocky reef near Bornholm is also
made of the same magnetic substance."
-Translation in thu Literary Digest.
A Preacher Teaching Boxing.
In Waterloo, Me., there is a pastor
who used to be an expert boxer in his
college days, and last winter he gavo
lessons in the manly art to the youths
of his neighborhood.
England's total foreign trade in 1896
amounted to $3,126,315,395, while our
own reached only $1,642,925,161.
How Should She Know!
Mr. M., a Boston gentleman, has a
telephone in his new house, and he in
structed a newly engaged Irish maid
servant how to reply in case there
should come a call over the wire dur
ing the absence of Mr. M. and his
wife. One day there came such a call,
and Nora went to the telephone.
"Well, sor?" said Nora, with her
mouth to the speaking tube.
"Who's that?** came over the wire in
a masculine voice.
"It's me, sor."
"And who is me?"
"How the divil should I know who
yeez are?" retorted Nora.-Harper's
She Was Prepared.
A certain minister always felt it to
be his duty to give each young couple
a little sei ious advice before he per
formed the marriage ceremony, and for
this purpose he usually took them
aside, one at a time, and talked very
soberly tu each of them regarding the
great importance of the step they were
to take, and the new responsibilities
they were to assume. One day he
talked in his most earnest manner for
several minutes to a young woman who
had come to be married to a bright
looking young man.
"And now," he said, in closing. "I
hope you will fully realize the extreme
importance of the step you are taking,
and that you are prepared for it."
"Prepared," she said innocently.
"Well, if I ain't prepared, I don't
know who is. I've got four common
quilts and two nice ones, ard four
bran-new feather beds, ten sheets and
twelve pairs of pillow slips, four all
linen table cloths, a dozeu spoons and
a good six-qnarts teakettle. If I ain't
prepared no girl in this country ever
THE largest orcnard in Great Britain
is ,t Tottingham, in the county of
Gloucester. It is 500 acres in extent
and in some seasons yields its owner,
Lord Sudley, a profit of $50,000. The
trees are chiefly apples and plums.
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Story About Lyman (?age.
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Newlywed (proudly)-I al ways make
it a point to tell my wife everything
Old Sport-Pooh! That's nothing.
I tell my wife lots of things that never
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