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A H?GE FAMILY.
IT CONTAINS MORE THAN 12,000
Letcher County. Kentucky. Populated by
?the Descendants of Old Benjamin Webb
-Thirty Birthdays Every Day the Year
There i? an entire county in the
eastern part of Kentucky which is
populated by the descendants and
relatives of a single family. The
original "Webb family consists of more
than eight hundred direct descendants,
. while the number of those who are
more or less closely related to them by
marriage is considerably more than
twelve thousand. The family has up
to the. present time practically filled
Letoher County, and has commenced
. to overflow the boundary lines inte
the adjoining counties.
This remarkable population, says n
correspondent of the New TorkWorld,
traces its ancestry directly to a Ben
jamin "^"dbb, who settled in this sec
tion nearly a century ago. At the
present time there are still living six
of his ohildren.
The most numerous branch of the
family is descended from JasonWebb,
w'ao is now in his seventy-eighth
year. Other children have families
nearly as large, however. Jason lives
in the house, now sixty years old, in
which he began housekeeping and
raised a family of nineteen children.
Of this remarkable family sixteen are
still living. The next geneiation,
which consists of 150 grandchildren,
are all living. There are besides 80
great-grandchildren and 60 great
grcat-grand-ohildren.all of whom are at
present living within ten mil?s of Ja -
It will occur to most people that a
family of such remarkable proportions
must give rise to many complications.
The descendants of old Benjamin
Webb have for one thing been obliged
to select about eight hundred names
for their children, and the entire
family has been obliged to go through
the ordeal of agreeing upon more
than twelve thousand names. Com
pared with this task the work of nam
ing the streets of an entire city like
New York would be trifling.
If each member of the family should
attempt to give presents at Christmas
to all the other members the expense
would be something startling.
In the immediate family there is an
average of nearly three birthdays
celebrated every day. The entire
family, it may readily be calculated,
might celebrate thirty birthdays every
day in the year.
One of the most remarkable of the
original family is Uncle Miles, who
though seventy-five years old, is about
to marry a sister-in-law. This re
markable old man has fourteen chil
dren, all of whom are married and
have large families. Ho is unable to
tell the exact number of descendants
who should be credited to him, but
thinks that a conservative estimate
would place the number of grand
children at 100, great-grandchildren
seventy-five, and great-great-grand
children at about forty.
The oldest living member of the
i'v.is Aunt Polly, who is eighty
.?ars old. Her branch of the
*i-ee comprises eight living
Jeh'ildren, and twenty
who is known as the
e family, is but seventy
old. Her branch, which
.ve generations, is made np j
ntire population of Letcher
it. is claimed, can trace their
'.ave- sry very clearly back to but four
anilies, who were the first to settle
in this section. These families were
the Crafts, Adamses and Halbrookes,
and, of course, the Webbs. The de
scendants have married and inter
married.in a most perplexing manner.
Only a very few of them have ever
seen a railroad train.
The little county, as might be im
agined, is in reality a small kingdom,
over which the elder Webbs are polit
ical monarchs. Whenever a Webb
wishes to hold any office in th$ coun
ty the result is a foregone coacfasion.
Such a condition of affairs does not,
it is very safe to say, exist in any other ;
State in the Union.
A Washington correspondent tells
of a western congressman whom he
once heard declaiming in a Washing
ton hotel about the new navy: "We
must have speed in our new ships," I
he said; "and if I had my way about j
it we would never build another cruiser j
that could sail less than twenty fath- j
oms an hour!"
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? The Blue an
Both men and womer
blue, when the gray hail
a very natural feeling. I
of things gray hairs bel
They have no business ?
man or woman, who 1
down the slope of life,
the hair turns gray reg
life's seasons ; sometin
sickness, but more ofte
When the hair fades or
need to resort to hair dy
ot the hair is restored an?
Ayer'a Curebook, "a story of
loo pages, free J. C. Ay
THE LIST DECREASES AS THE KN0WL?
EDCE OF SCIENCE INCREASES.
Story of a Man Who "Was Given Up to
l>ie by Seven Physicians-He Fol
lows the Advice of a Friend
and is Kow a Well Stan
-A Wonderful Story.
From thc Leader, Morrinoiltt, X. Y.
"Yonder is a man.," said tho farmer to a
reporter, "who is the talk of this commu
"He Is Hr. Wiliiam "Woodman, of South
Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y.," a well-to
do farmer, who is well known. and stands
high for honesty and thrift ia this neigh
On tho following day tho newspaper maj .
called on Mr. Woodman iu bis comfortable,
old-fashioned farm house.
"I have had serious thoughts of writing
an account for the newspapers mysolf,"
said Mr. Woodman, "but as I am .not ac
customed to such work, I have never at
tempted it. Sit down and I will tell you
all about it.
"I am fifty-nine years old. I contracted
rheumatism when only fourteen years of
age, then a severe cold from over exertion
and from becoming over heated. My father
was a farmer and insisted that the only way
to make me strong was to do plenty of hard
work. When, however, ho saw mo"helpless
in bed for six long months without being
able to move except with help, ho changed
his mind, and forever after believed that
children should not bo made to do men's
work. My growth was stopped by suffer
ing, and I do not think I am an inch taller
than that day, forty-five years ago. Dur
ing tho forty years ensuing after my mis
fortune, I was attended by seven doctors.
I received temporary relief at times, from
new forms of treatment, but always re
lapsed into a worse and more aggravated
condition. Tho conclusion of ail these
gentlemen was that I was incurable, and
all they could do was to case my condition.
After I grew to manhood I married and
have been blessed with a family. My dear
wife has had all the drudgery of nursing
and waiting upon mo, and the burden has
been indeed hard to bear.
"Without hopo from physicians I begau
to take Dr. Williams* Pink'Pills, which was
highly recommended by my friends. I took
them and within ono week began to feel
better than I had since I was first afflicted.
I took these pills according to directions,
and when the box was nearly gone I went
over to Brookfield to an old friend who
was in the drug business, named Dr. Aure
lius Fitch, who likewise was a great suffer
er from rheumatism. Tho doctor and I or
dered several boxes of Pink Pills in part
nership, ho from that timo keeping them
on sale. Well. I continued to take them
according to directions for the next three
years and steadily improved, gaining flesh
and strength, until two years ago I was
able to discontinue thom, and now am as
ablo bodied a man of my years as you will
lind. I ought to tell you that after I or
dered the first box of pills tho physician
who was then attending me came in and I
told him what I was doing. Ho said I was
very-foolish, that they would surely injure
me, and it was his duty to toll mo so. I
told tho doctor that I might as well die as
to drag out a iniseraMo oxistence, and so,
notwithstanding his warnings, continued
to take the pills. Thank God the doctor
was not able to dissuade me, for to them I
now ascribo all tho comfort and happiness
I have In this world. I bave recommended
them'to hundreds of people sincu I was
cured, and in every case they have been
effective, not only in rheumatism but in
numerous other disorders, especially im
poverishment of tho blood, heart troublo
and kidney disease.
"I certify the above statement to be true,
and if necessary will swear to tho same be
fore a Notary Publie."
When Mr. Woodman had signed and de
' livered the abovo paper to the reporter, he
said: "If I were you I would go and call on
Mr. Amos Jaquays, at Columbus Centre, to
whom I recommended Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for aggravated kidney di?ase. He is
now in perfect health. I have -io doubt he
will bo glad to testify to thc efficacy of the
remedy tha; cured him."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pilis contain all thc
elements necessary to givo new lifo and
richness to the blood and restore shattered
nerves. They are for sale hy ali druggists,
or may be had by mail from Dr. Williams'
Medicine Company, Schenectady. N. Y., for
50<3. per box, or six boxes for *2.50.
In Honor of Betsy Ress.
A, memorial in honor of Betsy
Boss, who made the iirr-t American
flag, has long been lacking, and the
patriotic public will undoubtedly join
heartily in the movement which is
now inaugurated hythe Patriotic Sons
of America and the Junior Order
United American Mechanics to erect
such a memorial, patriots all over the
country being requested to lend theil
aid and support to the plan. This
honor to the memory of the good dame
Boss would be most appropriate, and
Fairmount Park'would bc a fitting
place in which to place the proposed
memorial. As tho kind of memorial
has not yet been determined upon, a
suggestion is not out of order. Why
do not these patriotic societies raise a
fund and purchase the house in which
the first American flag was made and
have it removed to some appropriate
spot in the park? No moro fitting
honor could be paid the memory of
Betsy Boss than the preservation ol
her old homestead for all future gen
erations. A valuable historir-M edi
fice, in which the whole nation is in
terested, would be SH. ed from
destruction at the same time by thia
plan.-Philadelphia North American.
Reading as a Mental Stimulus.
An eminent French critic said in a
lecture recently in New York that
"to distrust what we like is the first
requisite of progress in art and in
life." He did not meai: that books
that are disagreeable .re the only
books worth reading. But he did
mean that a book which opens up a
new field of knowledge, a new outlook
upon literature or life, is not at first
likely to give the pleasure that comes
from one which simply reflects thc
old familiar idea of which we say
complacently, "Kow good and true
that is, for Tve felt it or said it my
self." A book that pats you on the
head or heart all the time is apt to be
little more than a reflection of your
own narrow experience, and you will
not learn anything from it. A book
that makes one feel ignorant is as
tnorti/ying to one's pride ns a superior
porson.-"Droch" ~. Ladies' Home
"I-I should think-" began the
backward Mr. Chappy.
"Yes," interrupted the cruel young
woman, "but you didn't."
And Mr. Chappy made up his mind
right then and there not to propose
to her, ever.-Cincinnati Commercial
d the Gray.
i are apt to feel a little
's begin to show. It's
n the normal condition
.ong to advanced age.
whitening the head of
las not begun to go
As a matter of fact,
rardless of age, or of
?es it is whitened by
m from lack of care.
turns gray there's no
'es. The normal color
i retained by the use of
cures told by thc cured."
er Co., Lowell. Mass.
All of the livelong day there was sea
The writhing river burned like a rn?
The reaper dropped his scythe, and tl
And a breeze on the throbbing brov
"When the disk of the sun dipped dowi
A sudden wafture of wind that crlnl
The kine were glad In the field, and tl
And the heart of the mother leaped
For tho sunset breeze 9tole In with he
Winnowed tho fevered air with a sli
Out of the back-swung door slipped tl
And lo! as the mother knolt, the bal
By FRANCES J
ISS CAROLINE \
Sooville sat with
her sewing at a
round table in her
was early sum
mer, and through
the open French
could ^ok out
.over New York
Bay and see the
church spires and
tall buildings of New York and Brook
lyn. She often laid aside her work
and gazed at tho blue water and the
great ships and boats that passed to
and fro upon it, and at the far-away
cities. Indeed, this is what she was
doing when a gentle knock disturbed
"Come in! Oh, Sophia, it is you,
my dear?" she said, as a little girl of
twelve entered. "Sit down here, and
I'll ring for Kate to bring you some
With au air of extreme satisfaction,
Sophia drew up one of the old-fash
ioned mahogany chairs and seated
herself at the table beside the old
"And now," said Aunt Caroline,
after Sophia had been supplied with
two large slices of gingerbread, "shall
it be a talk or a story this afternoon?"
"A story," replied Sophia, promptly.
"Well, "then, I'll tell you a story
about this table," aud Aunt Caroline
laid her soft old hand ou the polished
surface of the table at which they sat.
"It was a favorite piece of furniture
with my grandmother, who received
it as a wedding present from an
uncle of hers in England. My dear, I
often sit here and think of my grand
mother and wonder how she could
have borne the separation from her
husband and only brother-both offi
cers in the American army during the
War of the Revolution. Her husband
was Major Deerfield and served in
Washington's army, while her brother,
Henry Dayton, was captain of horse
under Colonel James Clinton, who, at
the time the events I am going to tell
you about happened, was in command
of certain posts in the highlands of the
"Grandfather and grandmother were
married in the spring of 1775, and it
was about a year after, that affairs in
New York began to assume an alarm
ing aspect. 'Out on the bay lay a
British fleet, among them the vessel
honored by tho,presence of Governor
Tryon-how the good-'New Yorkers
hated him-and a British army was en
camped on the Staten Island and Jer
"My grandmother, plucky though
she was, could not help feeling alarmed,
and she was overjoyed when Washing
ton arrived from Boston, where he had
been turning the British out and re
storing the Bostonians to their rights.
With Washington's army came, of
course, Major Deerfield.
"For a time, the arrival of Washing
ton put new heart into the New York
ers; but my grandfather meant to run
no risks where Ilia wife was concerned.
One morning he came from headquar
ters to his house on Pearl street and
found grandmother seated by the win
dow iu her little .boudoir. Her" work
lay in her lap and her elbows rested
on the table-this table.
"Well, sweetheart,' said he, stoop
ing and kissing her, 'what ails you?
Idle so early ip the morning?' Then
he sat doAvn beside her and they both
looked out of the window down the
bay; and he counted the British ships
in sight, and pointed out lo her our
fortification on Brooklyn Heights and
showed her that if the British once
wrested this post from usj. New York
would be directly under their noses,
'and then-and then,'said he, 'there'd
be the deuce to pay.' ^Andjb''t&id her
that he thought it would b? uetter for
her to go out uf town, away from the
turmoil and confusion and possible
danger until things in the city had be
come quiet and peaceful again. In
fact, he said, he had already taken
measures to this end, and had ob
tained leave of absence from his regi
ment long enough to allow of his plac
ing her in safety with some good, re
liable Dutch people, who lived ou a
farm about thirty miles up tho Hud
son. My grandmother did not want to
go a bit; for, in leaving New York: she
would not only be cutoff fi om all com
munication with her husband aud
friends there, but would lose the
chance of getting news of her Brother
Henry, from whom she had heard
nothing for many weeks. However,
grandmother was a sensible woman,
aud, making the best of a sad necessi
ty, said she was willing to go.
"Major Deerfield had arranged that
they should leave tho city next morn
ing, and an escort of ten men had been
provided. Traveling at that time was a
perilous undertaking without an armed
escort, as one was liable at any mo
ment to encounter a party of British
foragers or a band of native maraud
ers, unscrupulous and rapacious.
"Grandmother's room at the farm
house was made quite homelike by fur
niture and knick-knacks she brought
with her from the city. Among them
was this table, which she would not
have consented to leave behind on any
account. Her life in the country was
not unhappy, though she longed for
news of her husband and brother.
However, it was just as well that she
could not know of the dreadful things
that were happening in the city, as tl
knowledge would have increased -hd
anxiety ten fold. Washington Was
dishearteued at the turn affairs had
taken. His enemies were overpower
ing iu numbers and their ranks were
constantly being increased by the ar
rival of fresh troops. Poor man, he
saw dire disaster staring him in the
face. His own forces seemed little
calculated to cope successfully with
those of the well-trained, well-equipped
' 'But I am going ahead of my story.
It was about six weeks after her ar
rival at the farm that a little daughter
was born to my grandmother. And
this baby was my mother. How
grandmother longed to show her new
treasure to her husband ! But there
was no way even ci getting word to |
ely a rustle of leaves,
.lt?n serpent of fire;
e binder fled from his sheaves,
j was the world's supreme desire.
LI there sprang from out of the west
kled theunmown grain;
tie bird was glad on the nest,
that her prayer was not in vain, \
.allng upon its breath,
igle sweetening sweep;
tie pallid angel of death,
>y smiled in its sleep.
-Clinton Scollard, in the Chautauquan.
him that the baby was there. One day,
as she lay on a couch with her three
weeks'-old baby in her arms, she heard
an unsual commotion down. stairs,
and the voice of the farmer's wife
loudlp ordering the maids and men
" 'Get out the covered wagon, Peter.
You, Caroline, collect all the pro
visions you can and put them into it.
I will see that the lady upstairs is got
ready.' Then footsteps sounded on
the stairs, and next moment grand
mother's door was opened without
ceremony, and the farmer's wife ap
peared, pale and excited. .
" 'Madame,' she said, 'there is a
party of ruffians bent on plunder com
ing up the road. They have robbed
aud burned the Allens' house, three
miles?rom here, and are driving be
fore them the horses and cattle they,
have stolen. It is not safe for us to
remain here.' While sho spoke the
good w?man helped grandmother to
dress. Then they gathered together;
what small articles of value they
could, and, wrapping the baby in a
shawl, descended into the yard where
the wagon -stood. Scarcely had grand
mother been helped into it than loud
shouts aud yells announced the ap
proach of the pillagers. The Dutch
woman and her maids clambered into
the wagon beside my grandmother
and her baby. Then the farmer
cracked his whip and tho whole party
were jolted swiftly down a steep hill
and across the fields to tho welcome
shelter of the woods, into whose depths.
they drove for some distance.
"Half an hour later the farmer,
who had been reconnoitering, re
turned to *the fugitives in a state
of great agitation and excitement to
say that his house was in flames.
"How dreadful," exclaimed Sophia.
"And were these British soldiers?"
"No, my dear; they were not sol
diers at all. Tories, they called them
selves when plundering Americans.
But they really belonged to neither
side, and veered from party to party,
as it suited their wicked ends. Well,
the marauders remained in the vicin
ity several days, during which time
our little party was afraid to leave its
hiding place and seek protection in
the neighboring village, so?no ten
miles away. At last, on tin morning
of the third or fourth day, while they
were making a miserable breakfast off
the remainder of their provisions,
they were startled by the appearance
of half . a lozeu horsemen coming
toward them through "the wo~ocfs. As
they drew nearer, grandmother saw, to
her-great relief, that they were Ameri
can soldiers, and furthermore, one. of
the group looked uncommonly like her
brother Harry; and, sure enough, it
was he, and next moment he had
sprung down from his horse aud was
clasping his. sister and her baby in his
"Some hours later, when the poor
fugitives were comfortably settled in
a house in the village, Captain Day
ton told how he had come to find
" 'You know that blessed mahog
any table of yours, Bess,' said he,
'that Uncle Henry sent yon from Eng
" 'Oh, ye3, Harry; it was burned
with all the poor farmer's possGo
"'No it wasn't,'he replied; 'it's
safe and sound, and was the means
of my finding yon.' Then he went
on to toll how that news of
a party of Tories, who were
making raids upon the country
round about had reached his com
mander, who had sent him out
with a small party to put au end to
their depredations. And while they
were galloping along in hot haste, his
horse east a shoe. But presently, as
luck would have it, they came upon a
blacksmith's forge, and while his horse
was being shod, Captain Dayton en
tered the shed and found a heap of
furniture piled up in a confer, and
among it this table, which he recog
nized at once as his sister's, though
how it had come there he could not
for his life conjecture, for, you see, he
knew nothing of her departure from
New York. Upon inquiry he learned
that the table and the other things had
been left by the party of freebooters
he was in search of, who had insisted
upon making the poor blacksmith's
forge a temporary storehouse for their
booty. Further inquiry revealed that
the latest scene of their depredations
was a farmhouse some five miles dis
tant, where it was rumored a rich and
beautiful New York lady was living in
seclusion, placed there by her hus
band, an officer in the Amerioa'n army.
The farmer and his family were sup
posed to have escaped unharmed, but
the house was ransacked and burned.
"Captain Dayton waited for no
more; but detailing half of his men to
stay and watch the forge, he galloped
away, followed by the remainder. On
reaching tho farm he found nothing
but a heap of blackened ruins left to
mark the place where the house had
stood. Whatever the pillagers were
unable to carry away they had burned
or destroyed. And it was not until
after a long search that the Captain
and his men discovered my grandmother
and the good Dutch people in their
hiding-place in the woods.
"Years passed before my grand
mother returned to her house on Pearl
street; but she did go back. And af
ter awhile grandfather bought a house
fronting on tho Battery, and here the
old table stood, in the centre of my
grandmother's boudoir,- and round it
many happy little one's clustered, who
never tired of hearing the story I have
just told you. And now, Sophia, give
me a kiss and be off."-Empire Maga
Germany Improving Rivers.
Germany has during the last two de
cades spent close upon $100,000,000
in dredging and improving the Rhine,
the Elbe and the Vistula. This fact
has lately been brought home to the
Frenoh Legislature, which is expected
to take early action with regard to the
restoration of the banks of the Loire
and ita conversion onoe. more into a
navigable mom r.ud into RU artery ol
THE BEARS OP ALASKA,
fhcre Are Sevoral Vnrlettus sf Them at
the Service of Sportsmen.
In Alaska there are several varie
ties of the bear, including the polar or
white bear, the brown bear, and the
grizzly bear. The New York Sun has
learned from a member of the United
States Coast and Geodetic Survey,
who has spent much time in Alaska,
that, in the colder months of the year,
droves of polar bears may be seen as
far south as St. Matthew's Island in
Bering Sea, but that, when the ice
begins to break up there, they strike
out for the furthest north, as far as the
Arctic Ocean.. Their habits are of a
maritime character; they are great
swimmers; "they do not mind a swim
of from 150 to 200 miles if they can
find an occasional iceberg to rest on.
They are ferocious, and have no fear
of an enemy, so that the sportsman
who is fond of adventures with a spice
of danger in them can find genuine
happiness in hunting the polar bear,
which, however, it must be said, has
a habit of killing and devouring such
persons as may seek sport at its ex
The brown bear of Alaska is a huge
and shaggy bear, varying in length
from six to twelve feet and weighing
from 800 to 1500 pounds, and is a
dangerous adversary, the terror of the
natives. It is an expert fisher, with a
good appetite for salmon in its season ;
and when the year's run of that dainty
fish is over it takes to the hills, where
small game awaits consumption. The
brown bear had been particularly use
ful as a road-maker in Alaska, treading
the river banks and plains in a \mr
.poseful manner, so that the traveler,
by following its footsteps, Avili find the
easiest routes to the hills and to the
best, fording places. Its habitat is
behoved to run as far north as the
Arctic Ocean. As to its ferocity, the
natives do not possess a monopoly
of the stories. Yet there is au authentic
report that some time ago two men
killed seven brown bears iu one day
upou the mainland adjacent to the
island of Uuga, and exhibited the
skins in proof of their good faith.
This story ought to give encourage
ment to those sportsmen who like a
spice of luck as well as cf danger in
It is hard to tell whether the grizzly
bear of Alaska is more ferocious than
the polar bear or the brown bear of
that part of America. But some of the
men who have traveled near Mount
St. Elias say that the- grizzly found
there is unequalled for ferocity, being
fiercer even than the Eocky Mountaiu
variety. The Indian will never attack
it; he takes to flight at the sight of it.
It has no fear of bullets. It is happy
when it lays eyes on a human being;
humanity i s but provender for it. The
natives believe that it possesses su
pernatural powers, and can hypnotize
the man who goes out to kill it. Yet,
it is related that upon one occasion a
party of two Americans in tho Mount
St. Elias region saw a grizzly at a dis
tance eating fish upon the banks of a
stream aud determined to try conclu
sions with it. They got reinforce
ments by which their party was raised
to the number of six. The' six men
raised their rifles and poured a volley
into the body of the enemy, which
thereupon rushed toward the firing
party. As the animal approached they
peppered it with their bullets until its
life was extinct. The skinning of it
was the next thing; and it WP3 one of
-tiaro- mc tn boro of tho r>avij of-ifix-who*
Baid: "When the skin was stretched
out it looked to mo bigger than the
biggest bullock hide I had ever seen!"
That was an adventure for sports-,
men who have no fear o' danger, but
rather like it. In truth, there is no
part of the American continent where
an adventurous hunter can get livelier
experiences in bear hunting than those
which are to be found iu Alaska. He
can take his choice between the polar
bear, the brown bear, and the biggest
grizzly on earth. He can hover about
Mount St. Elias, take observations
upon the mainland near Unga, or go
stalking among the ice firkls which
border the Arctic Ocean, some dis
tance this side of the North Pole.
There are yet lots of chances for sport
in this country between Florida Strait
and Point Barrow.
Scheele discovered glycerine in 1789.
Nux v?mica is the seed of a tree in
digenous to India and Ceylon.
Hemlock, the extract of which killed
Socrates, is a native of Italy and
Creosote was discovered in 1830 by
Beichenbach, who extracted it from the
tar of wood.
Peppermint is native to Europe, and
its use as a medicine dates bark to the
Aoonite grows iu Siberia and Central
Asia, and was first used as medicine by
St?rck in 1762.
Myrrh,which comcsfrom Arabia and
Persia, was used as medicine in the
time of Solomon.
. Ergot is the product of the diseased
seeds of common rye. and is ono of
Iodine was discovered in 1812 by
Courtois, and was first employed in a
hospital in London in 1825.
Arnica hails from Europe and Asia,
but the medicin?is made from artificial
plants grown for that purpose in Ger
many and France.
Ipecac comes from South America,
and its qualities are first mentioned in
1618 by a Spanish writer, who refers
it as a Brazilian medicine.
Hasheesh, or Indian hemp, is a res
inous substance produced from the
tops of the plaut iu India. It has been
used, as has opium, sinco Indian his
Caffeine, the native principle of cof
fee, was fouud by Bunge in 1820. Or
dinary coffee contains about one per
cent., Java coffee, 4 2-5 per cent., and
Martinique, 6 2-5 per cent.
Perhaps the most ancieut of medi
cines is hops, which were used in the
dual capacity of an intoxicating bever
age and as a medicin? in 201)0 B. C.
This is attested by pictures of the plant
on the Egyptian monuments of that
How to Know a Room is Damp.
To ascertain whether or not a room
is damp, a kilogramme of fresh lime
should bo placed therein, after her
metically closing door and windows.
In twenty-four hours it .should be
weighed, and if the kilogramme has
absorbed more than ten grammes of
water (that is, more than ono per
cent.), tho room should bc considered
damp and classed as unhealthy. The
question of the dampness of dwellings
is a frequent cause of dispute between
landlord and tenant, and is naturally
solved in the negative by the former.
The question can be settled in tho
future by the test of the hydration of
lime, whioh will give irrefutable proof
at the validity of p.uch complaint.
New f?rt Pletotio awl Hygienic Ga
WORDS OF WISDOM,
The credit that is got by a lie o??j
lasts until the truth comes ont.
Thinking well is wise; planning
well, wiser; doing well,wisest and best
of all. "
The bitterest medicine is sweet to a
boy if he thinks his younger brother
A man that can be flattered is no*
necessarily a fool, but you can make
one of him.
A laugh, tobe joyous, muse flow from
a joyous heart, for without kindness
there can be no true joy.
Only the wise can profit by the ex
perience of others. A fool has to find
out for himself what fire is.
Thero is nothing so sweet as duty,
and all the best pleasures of life come
in the wake of duties done.
Before you lose your soul in trying
to gain wealth, ask the nr illionaire how
much gold it takes to make one rich.
The failures of life come from rest
ing in good intentions, which are in
vain unless carried out in wise action.
Only the brave knowhow to forgive!
it is the most refined and generous
pitch of virtue human nature can ar
The most exquisite times in most
people's lives are those when they are
(perhaps unconsciously) expecting
If a man empties his purse into his1
head, no one can take it from him. Ari
investment in knowledge always pays
the best interest.
Absence lessens small passions and
increases great ones-as the wind ex
tinguishes tho taper and kindles tho
lt is not by turning over libraries,
but by repeatedly perusing and intent"
ly contemplating a few great models, '
that the mind is best disciplined. '
The constant duty of every man to,
his fellows is io ascertain his own
powers and special gifts; and to
strengthen them for the help of others.!
Tact is a gift; it is likewise a grace-;
As a gift, it may, or may not have
fallen to our share; as a grace, Ave are1
bound either to possess or to acquire,
It is more honorable to the head, asj
well as to tho heart, to be misled ia
our eagerness in the pm suit of truth,!
than to be safe from blundering byj
contempt oT it.
Love has no commandment; she doesj
all things of herself spontaneously-j
hastens and delays not. It is enough;
to her that it is only shown her; she
needs no driving.
Temptations are crises which test
the strength of one's character.'
"Whether we stand or fall at these
crises depends largely on what we are
before the testing comes.
The world owes & debt unpayable of
reverence and gratitude for the obi
scare fidelity, and unchronicled sacri-;
fice, the silent and steady toil which
has no other-inducement than a sense,
of duty and the reward of .an approv
Book by General Washington.
One thousand dollars has just beon
paid iu this city for a small sixteen
page pamphlet, minus the cover and
otherwise dilapidated. It is the work
of George Washington, and, save for
two other copies, the last known sur
vivor of its edition.
" The ?1000 pamphlet was printed at
"Williamsburg, the old capital of-Vir
ginia, in 1754-5, according to the date
upon the title page. The Govern*
ment printers of the old dominion
were tho publishers and "George
Washington, Esquire, Colonel of
Militia," is set down as author. ' It
would be, save for its associations, a
very uninteresting work, consisting
solely of a soldierly and altogether
matter-of-fact account of Washington's
expedition, under the orders of
Governor Dinwindle, to inspect the
frontier forts along the Ohio Eivers
On his return from the expedition
to the forts Washington laid his re
port before the Colonial Governor,
and was permitted by that functionary
to have it printed at the Govern
ment's expense. Accordingly Colonel
Washington set to work and worked
his report into shape, the result of
this, his first literary effort, being
the pamphlet described. The pur^
chaser of the pamphlet is a bibliophile
of international reputation. The sale
?was negotiated through a well-known
New York book dealer.
For generations the pamphlet had
lain, obscure and unvalued, in an un
important private library. It was
generally supposed that only two
copies of Washington's first essay in
authorship existed, and within the
past fifteen years both of these copies
had come up for sale-one of them in
the Brinley auction of 18S2 fetching
?650, and the other being bought for
a large price by the Lenox Library ?
Trustees.-New York Sun.
Thc Sea in Flames.
When, a few years ago, some of the
Russian grand dukes honoied Baku, a
town on tho Caspian, with their pres
ence, the governor had naphtha thinly
poured over the surface of the sea for
a very considerable distance. .
About 9 o'clock in the evening the
inflammatory substance was ignited
and a bluish conflagration spread it
self over the waves of the mighty -
To increase the splendor of the
scene a slight breeze arose, the sea
became agitated and the billows ma
jestically heaved without any too vio
lont commotion. Such a matrimonial
alliance, if I may use the term, of fire
and water, was perhaps never before
witnessed. The flames literally danced
on the waves, blending all their magic
beauty with tho splashing restlessness
of tho limpid antagonist. The dark
green color of the Caspian shone by
tho reflection of the subdued light
riding bodily on thc very foam of the
At length the gale increased, the
naphtha covering becamo more and
moro broken and the glowing carpet
extended over a great distance of the
sea, gradually assuming the aspect of
so many jack-o'-lauterns.^
A mazy ballet of gradually extin
guishiug will-o'-the-wisps closed the
wonderful spectacle. One hour after
its commencement the watery element
had resumed its sway, and the sea
again lay enveloped in darkness.-At
Pnrloi- Shipped to London.
A parlor fifty feet long by thirty
broad, ouce belonging to Cesar Phebus
d'Albert, Marshal of France under
Louis XIV., has just been transported
to a London club. The Gobelin
tapestry, representing the four ele
ments, is extremely fiue, as ia the
carving of the oak panels. The room
was moved from thu neighborhood ol
Bordeaux to Paris in Louis Philippe's
time and subsequently to London,
The smallest diocese in the world ie
said to bo that of St. Helena. The
Bishop, Dr, Welby, receives a nalnry
of $300, ?uni overaeea tao clergymen,
A NON-BLISTERING MUSTARD PLAS
TER-In making a mustard plaster
take a piece of lard and stir the dry
mustard into the lard until it is a
thick paste and will, just spread.
Spread ona piece of lawn and apply to
the affected part.. This will not blister.
BOOT BLACKING-The best black
ing for boots is orange juice. Take a
slice or, quarter of an orange and rub
it on the shoe or boot; then, when
dry, brush with a soft brush till the
shoe shine like a looking glass.
FOR ACID DISCOLORATIONS-If the
juice of a lemon or any acid fruit
has taken the color from gown or
apron, it may be restored by touching
the spot with household ammonia. If
soda or the like has caused the same
trouble, touch with vinegar.
To FREE THE HOUSE OF ANTS-To
free a house from ants, sprinkle fine
white sugar on a large sponge. When
full of ants drop into boiling water.
To drive away ants, scrub the shelves
or drawers that they frequent with
strong carbolic soap, after which
sprinkle red pepper in every crevice.
GETTING BID OF BOACHES.
Sprinkle powdered borax -plentifully
down into their hiding places wher
ever they may bc, and in a week, or
before very long, they will disappear.
Oil of cedar will kill roaches. Put
the oil into an atomizer and spray all
the cracks and crevices in the wall
and places where they inhabit. This is
a sure way to kill them.
TURPENTINE IN THE HOUSEHOLD,
Turpentine is the best friend house
keepers have and a supply shonld be
always kept on hand. It is good for
burns, excellent for corns, good for
rheumatism and sore throat, and a
quick remedy for fits and convulsions.
It-is a sure*preventive against moths^
a few drops rendering garmentB safe
from such invasion during tho sum
mer. .It drives away ants and bugs
from cupboards and corners by put
ting a few drops on the shelves. It
effectually destroys bugs, and injures
neither furniture nor clothing. For
cleaning paint add a spoonful to a pail
of warm water. A little in the suds
on washday makes washing easier
A KITCHEN CONVENIENCE.-A small,
flat paint brush, about one inch in
width, is a kitchen convenience that
no housewife should be without. For
the greasing of all pans it is both
neater and more effectual than the
usual bit of paper. Also, if all meats
w*re brushed over with sweet oil and
vinegar before sending to the refriger
ator they would retain their juiceBaud
flavor far more perfectly than is com
monly the case.
"Do you believe in heredity?" asked
"I really don't know mach about it."
"It's a very interesting subject.
You can take almost any family and
see how traits have been transmitted.
I have no doubt,"for .Adance, that
there is some strong point of resem
blance between your brother aud his
4iYes," she replied, after some
thought. "You must bo right. There
is a resemblance."
"And may I?ask in what it consists?"
"They both wear glasees."-Wash*
"Say, Weary, there's a woman
tryin' to get .congress to pass a law
forcin' every man to marry. "
"I'll bet that's her only chance."
Lift) tun't -Worth Living
lo ono who suffers the maddening agony of
Retenta, Tetter and mich Irritating, itching skin
disensos. Every roughness of tho skin iron! a
simple chap to Tettor and Ringworm even of
long standing is completely, quickly and surely
cured l?y Tettetine. Is comfort worth BO cents
to you? That's the price of Tetterine at drug
stores, or by mail for price In stamps from J.T.
Shuptrlno, Savannah, Ga.
She-"Where ls my last year's bathing suit?'
lie-"I am using lt for a penwlporl" .*
A Prose l'ocm.
EE-M. Medicated Smok.og Tobacco
Are absolute remedies for Catarrh,
Hay Fever. Asthma and Colds;
Besides a delightful smoke.
Ladles ns well as mon, use thees goods.
No opium or other harmful dr?g
L'sed in their manufacture.
EE M. Is used and recommendc*
Bj some of the best citizens
Of this country.
If your dealer does not keep EE-M.
Send 18c. for package of tobacco
And Oe. for package of cigarettes,
Direct to tho EE-M. Company,
And you will receive Roods bj mall.
We offer On.* Hundred Doll ir; Reward for
any ra e of Catarrh that cannot bj cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cu*e.
P. J. Cn KN RV & Co., P ops., Toledo, O.
Wc, the undersigned, havo known F.J. Che
ney lor the la 115 years, and believe him per
fet'tlv l-onnr >blc in all business t-an actions
and financially able to curry out any obliga
tion m do bv their firm.
WEST & TmiAX.'Wb.ols.-alc Druggls?s, Toledo,
0!l?- _, ,
WAT.DIXO. KINSAN & MARVIN, wholesale
Druargists, Toledo. Ohio.
Hall s Catarrh Cure isiaken in:ernally. net
ing dir ctly upon the blood and mucous snr
incea of th- system. P. ic -, 7f>c. pei- bottle. ?Sold
by all D uggists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills at c the best.
Fits permanently cured. f<o fits or nervous
ness nrtor first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. $2 trial bottlo and treatise free.
Da. IL U. KLINE. Ltd.. 931 Arch St., Polia., Pa.
For Whooping Cough. Piso's Cure ls a' BUC
oossfnl remedy.-M. P. DIETER; G7 Throop Ave.,
Brooklyn, X. Y., Nov. 14,'W.
AN OPEN L?TTEir
From Miss Sachner, of Columbus,
O., to Ailing Women.
To all women who are ill:-It af
fords me great pleasure to tell you of
the benefit I have derived from tak
ing Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound. I can hardly find words to
express my gratitude for the boon
given to suffering women in that ex
cellent remedy. Before taking the
I was thin,
tried three phy
sicians and gradually grew worse.
About a year ago I was advised by a
friend to try Mrs. Pinkham's Sanative
Wash and Vegetable Compound, which
I did. After using three bottles of
the Vegetable Compound and one pack
age of Sanative Wash, I am now enjoy
ing better health than I ever did, and
attribute the same to jrour wonderful
remedies. I cannot find words to ex
press what a Godsend they have been
Whenever I begin to feel nervous and
ill, I know 1 have a never-failing phy
sician at hand. It would afford mc
pleasure to know that my words had
directed some suffering sister to health
and strength through those most ex
cellent rcm?dics.~M?B MAY S ACIWER,
34 ft H E. Rich St., Columbus? 0,
THE FRAUD ENJOINED.
Jteport of Decree-The FamoQ" 850.?
ooo Trade-mark Case Decldea-C. F.
Simmons Medicine Company, St?
. laoola, Defeats J. il. Zeilta &, Co.,
(Fron st. Louis Republic, Joly 4,18S8. J ' :
" Tho Supremo Court of Tennessee oa Juno 30 de?
eldod tho mott Important trade-mark case Uiat tat
.rer be a tried in that State and one of the largest
ever tried in the Union, a Pirmine and enlarging th?
opinion of the court below. Thc court he d;
1. That Dr. 21. A. Simmons, the predecessor of
1 complainant, by extensivo adver-ising of hil cele?
" teated remedy known as " Simmons Liver Hedi?
cine," mode it a standard remedy fer liver diseases
long prior to tho acquisition by J. E. Zeilin & Co. cl
2. That tho assignor of J. H. Zeflln & Co- thron?h
?hom they claimed tho right to mate tho fraadn'.es*
packages enjoined, never derived any title from A. Q.
simmons to malee the medicine nor to use his noms
or picture, and that such uso by Zeilin & Co. lt a
fraud upon the public, and ls therefore enjoined.
8. That Zeflln & Co. purposely, fraudulently Ia*
boled their medicine in imitation of comrlalnmt'e
medicine to unfairly appropriate tho trade cf the
Simmons Medicine Company, and the execution Of
this fraudulent purposo and act is enjoined.
4. Enjoined Zcilin & Co. from nsing tselr com?
pct!tor's trade-name, trade-marks, or .y-bo!% or
Imitations thoreof. to docivs tho public ?ad unfairly
appropriate to themseli u tbe trade ci tko C h:
Simmons Medicine Co.
5. Enjoined Zcilin & Co., from deceiving ?-d
practicing a frau 1 upon tho public by labeling their
psckaees In Imitation of the wrappers and trade*
marks of the complainant.
6. Enjoined Zeilin & Co. from the manufacture
and sale of the medi< ina under the name of "Sim
mons Liver Medicine,'' or "Or. Simmons Liver
Medicine," or " Liver Medicine by A.Q. Simmons,'*
and from osing tho picture of A? Q. Simmons ia
connection therewith. o
7. Enjoined Zeilin & Co., their assignees, agents
and employes from docelvljg and practicing a tra d
npon the publio by the sale of packages thus falsely
labeled, either upon orders or calls for tho genuin*
"Simmons Liver Medicine" of complainant, og
in anr package tt*is falsely labeled.
8. The court stated that it was the parp?se of the
court to entirely destroy the fraudulently Itthe'.od
packaiios abor, described, and causo th.lr removal
from the mar ito t, and ordered Zeilin cfc Co. to d. liver
to toe clerk io be destroyed, ail cuts, dies, electro*
types, engravings and other paraphernalia u-r-i la
impressing eitlicr of the abcro names or the picture
Of A. Q. 8imtrioas.
9. Decreed that Zcilin a Co. pay all tho damages
Which bars accrue! to Complainant by tho S-.J of
these fraudulently labeled packages. The damages
Olaimed by complainant were $-',0,11.0.
10. Decreed that Zetlia & Co. pay all tho costa,
whichamounttoseveral thousand dollars,Uto record
being Ohe Ot tho largest ?ter filed in tho Suprema
Court. " ? m ?
?i a rule, "cheap medicine'' is inert, worthless, ot
dangerous, la Zeilin & Co.'a ans wer to our bill they
?aid the packages enjoined were designed as '*cLeap
negro medicine for the negroes of the Mississ.ppi
Valley." Kow, Os Zellin & vo.'sadrertlsemlhtssay,
and theif manager swore, that all tho liver medicine -
which they mako is made by the same formula, is t . is
not conclusivo evidence from their sword testimony
and advertisements, that all the liver medicine eman?
ating from thom is "Cheap Negro Medicine?" Ones*
tion: Do the sick of Amerl ca desire "Cheap Negro
Medicine?" Let the afflicted answer by their
future purchases. Dr. M. A. Simmons" f?ret
Me Heine, established in lsiO, is not "cheap medi
cine." It is "no cure all," a> d is only xerom?
men-led for ti oso indispoeiti ons caused by inactivity
of the liver.
coat of S5 cts. and sells at $1 per gallon.
"Have tried thts syrup and And it excellent."
GOV. RODT. L. TAYLOR, Nashville, Tenn.
Send 31 and get tho recipe; or $2 and I will
also send Dictionary of twenty thousand ro .
lpes covering all departments of Inquiry.
J. N. LOTSPEICH. Morristown. Tenn.
CHRONIC DISEASES Sp
Ot all forms
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Bronchitis, Palpita
tion, Indigestion, otc."
of tho Xosn, Throat and Lungs.
DISEASES PECULIAR TO WOM?K.
Prolapsus, Ulc?rai lons, Loucoi rhea. etc. Writ?
for pamph'et, testimonials nnd question blanK.
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