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? MUNICIPAL ARMY,
CHEATER NEW YORK'S VAST ARMY
They Number 25.000, and Nearly Equal
the Standing Army of the United States
How They Are Divided. Many Under
Civil Service Ruling.
In spending the $400,000,000 of
Greater New York's money an army of
men and women-chiefly men- will be
employed. It will be nearly aa large
as the standing army of the United
States. It will have in its ranks a
greater number of persons than there
are in the majority of the cities of
This great municipal army will con
tain not far from 25,000 persons. The
most of them will draw salaries rang
ing from $1,000 to 54,000, while many
of the salaries will be as high as $7,000
and SS.00O. A few wUl go over the
?10,000 mark. The great rank and
file will receive from $1,500 to $4,000 a
year-a pretty comfortable stipend.
The persons employed by the city,
if sequestered into a community by
themselves, would make a respectable
city, as far as size is concerned. Such
a city would bo as large as Pough
keepsie, and it would take as many
fine homes to house them as aro
found in Newport, for the combined
salaries of the 25,000 amount to more
than is annually spent in America's
most fashionable watering place.
Of the 25,000 about 8,000 are police
men, and as many more are employed
in the various schools of the greater
city. The employes of the Street
Cleaning Department of New York
come next in number. There are more
than 5,000 of them. Next in order are
tho employes of the Department of
Public Works in New York and of the
Department of City Works in Brook
lyn. These number between 2,000 and
3.C00. Under the new charter the work
and tlie employes of these two depart
ments will be divided among three or
four depart)-ents, and at the head of
each will be a full-fledged commission
er, who will receive a salary of $7,500
Many of the places are so fortified
by the rules and regulations of the
Civil Service Board that the occupants
could not be disturbed by the ordinary
changes incident to a change of ad
ministration. This fact has stared the
present reform administration in the
face during all of the three years that
it has been in power.
In Erooklyn the Civil Service Board
has a much tighter grip on offices than
that of New York. In fact, there are
less than fifty sorts of positions in
Brooklyn that are exempt from com
Under the new charter practically all
of the positions of the new city will
bo subject to the supervision of the
Civil Service Board. Appointments by
the Mayor will be exempt An effort
will be made by the Civil Service
Board, however-if it is made up as it
ls at present-to include in their regu
lations all of the new positions below
the rank of deputy commissioners.
New York Press.
Temperature of Food?
The temperature of the things we
eat and drinks is hardly ever noticed;
still, it is of considerable importance
that food or drink should be of the
right temperature. For healthy peo
ple hot articles of food should be served
at a temperature about that of the
blood, but for infants it is imperativo
that milk should be-given at blood
heat. Drinks intended to quench
thirst are about right at a temperature
of from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Drink or food at extremely high or ex
tremely low temperatures may do great
damage, and are most harmful when
swallowed rapidly. Drinking water ls
best taken at 55 degrees, seltzers and
soda water should be slightly warmer
and beer should not be cooled to more
than GO degrees; red wine is best at
Co degrees; white wine at 50; cham
pagne is the one liquor which it best
at the lowest temperature allowed, but
should not be taken colder than 45
degrees. Coffee and tea should not be
taken hotter than from 105 to 120 de
grees; milk is considered cold at CO
degrees, when it will be found to have
the best aroma.
A Sew Avocation.
Tho Visitor: "And what are you
going to make jf him?" Mamma: "I
want him to be a philanthropist."
"Y?7hy, there is no money in that."
"But all the philanthropists have been
Slain by Poison.
Not the poison that tho covert assassin ad
ministers in the drink, tho food, or some
other guise, but the poison of malaria shortens
the lives of myriads. There is a safo and cer
tain antidoto. Hostctter's Stomach Bittern,
.which not only fortifies the system against
malaria, but roots out its seeds when they
have germinated. Dyspepsia, constipation,
rheumatic, liver and kidney trouble are con
que red by the Bitters. ?
If one expects to get a square meal he must
pay a round price for it
Yon may not know it but there are large
nnmbers'of people who have made fortunes
in Wheat and Corn during the last lew
months. There are equally good opportuni
ties now. Why should vou not do so. Henry
Mugridgc& Co., G3 Commerce Building, Chi
cago, make a specialty of advising their cus
tomers on the coud:tion of the market.
Write to them for full particulars. AU order?
filled on Board of Trade Floor. Bank Refer
Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous
ness after first day's usc of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. $2 trial bottleand treatise free.
Dn. R. H. KLINE. Ltd.. 031 Arch St, Phila., Pa.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens thc gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund the cash if lt fails to cure.Kc.
We have not been without Piso's Cure for
Consumption for 20 rears.-LIZZIE FERREL,
Campbell, Harrisburg, Pa., May 4, 'W.
If afflicted wi thsorecyesuso Dr. Isaac Thomp
son's Eye-water. Druggists sell at-Sc.perbottlo.
ITS WORST FORM
All Symptoms of Catarrh Nave Disap
peared Since TnkiDg Hood's.
"My daughter ha3 bad cata rh in its
worst form since she was four years old.
She obtained only temporary relief from
medicines until she began taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla. Since using this medicino
the disagreeable symptoms of the disease
have entirely disappeared." M. W. Silsby,
Hartland. N. Y. Remember
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LAUCHTER.PROVOKINC STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
Sallie Murmured Not - Both-Not ?ual
lfled-In Confidence-Modern Chivalry
-Striking an Average-Her "Young
Man's" Age-Promises of Beforna, Bte.
Delance met Sallie on tho bridge, and
kissed ber on the spot;
The brooklet murmured down below, but
Sallio murmured not.
Striking an Average.
Restaurant Guest - "Everything
you have brought me is stone cold."
Polite Waiter-"Here is tho mus
tard an' pepper, sah."
Her "Young Man's" Ago.
Landlady-"Have you a young man,
Servant-"No'm. He's older'n I
Awkward Miss (with an umbrella)
Polite Gentleman-"Don't mention
it I have another eye left. "
"Xs Hawaii to be a State, or merely
"Both, I guess. Sort of territory
in a state of suspense."-Harper's
Watts-"Got any notion of tackling
Potts-"Me? No. I never was
any good at learning languages."
"Always speak well of your neigh
"I always do, although I can assure
you in confidence she is the meanest
woman in creation."-Tit-Bits.
A Bright Thing to Get Off.
Proud Father-"That boy of mine
gets off so many bright things."
Visitor (nervously)-"He does, eh?
Would you mind asking him to get off
that high hat of mine?"-Puck.
Promises of Boform.
"Jackson has an advertisement in
this paper which reads: 'Come back
and ni be good.'"
"Has his wife left him?"
"No; it's the cook."-Chicago Rec
Visitor-"Well, my man, I expect
it must have cost yon a lot of money
to paint your nose that color."
Reprobate-"Ah, an' if Oi cud af
foord it, Oi'd have it varnished now."
Not to Blame.
"That young man is making a name
"What's his name?"
"Well, I don't blame him."-New
Tho Law Invoked.
First Doctor-"Say, there's an un
licensed physician in town curing peo
ple right and left."
Second Doctor-"Curing people?
Good Gracious! We must have him
Customer-"You know that pre
scription you filled for me yesterday.
I want a copy of it."
Druggist-"I guess you'll have to
get it from the doctor. I never could
read his handwriting."-Life.
Which She Believed.
A man told his wife she grew more
beautiful every day. She kissed him,
and then destroyed her looking-glass
with an axe. He inquired the rea
"I hate a liar," she said.-Life.
She Changed Her Maid.
Penelope-"Bridget, .when Mr.
Richly calls here again I want you to
be more polite to him."
Bridget (warningly)-"Faith, mum,
if I do the old fool may think I want
to marry him too."-Brooklyn Life.
Thoy're Strangers NOT?'.
Bess-"Fd hate to be in your shoes
when your husband sees the bill for
your caw hat. "
Nell-"Of course you would, dear.
No. 1 shoes would be awfully uncom
fortable on No. 3 feet."-Chioago
Futile Wishes. |
Mrs. B.-"I know Ann's not a good
cook, but she is tho cheerfulest and live
liest girl we ever had about the house."
Mr. B.-"I wish she would put a
little less ginger in her actions and a
littlemore in her cookies."-Chicago
An Amicable Couple.
Hicks-"The Simmonses seem to
get along perfectly. I don't believe a
oross word ever passed between them."
Wioks-"No; I don't think Mrs. S.
ever told her husband that their little
Tommy was just like him."-Boston
"Shall wa," he asked, "repair
"Here," she auswered, sharply, for
her tire was already punctured.
In the meanwhile her kit comprised
four caramels and a monkey wrench."
Proved His Assertion.
She-"What did you mean by cir
culating the report that I lived a hand
to-mouth existence? How dare you?"
He--"Well, that was the way it
aeemed to mc. Whenever I call on
you, you put in most of the time yawn
Quito a Veteran.
"How aro you getting along with
your new servant girl?" asked the
"Our new servant girl!" replied tho
hostess, with some indignation in her
voice; "why, she has been with us for
four days."-Boston Transcript.
Weary Searcher (looking for board)
-"I hope, madam, you do not object
to children?" ?
Boarding House Mistress-"Oh, not
in the least. I have nine myself."
Weary Searcher (backing off)-"Um
-er-if I decide to take the rooms, I
will send you a postal. Good-day."
A Lucky Aeronaut.
If there was ever a man who was
born under a lucky star, aa aeronaut
named Lee Stevens is that one. He
was making a balloon ascension at
Niagara Falls and when about 5000
feet up in the air his balloon exploded.
Stevens was hanging by his toes from
a trapeze when tho explosion occurred.
He quickly drew himself up, and while
tho collapsed bag was rushing down
ward at a terrific rate managed to de
t?oh his parachute and get clear from
the balloon. The parachute soon
slowed up, and Stevens landed with
out a scratch,
A LITTLE BOY'S LAMENT.
I'm going back down to grandpa's,
I won't come back no more
To bear remarks about my feet
A-muddyln' up the floor.
They's too mach said about my clothes, '
The scoldln's never done
I'm going back down to grandpa's,
Where a boy kin hey some ian,
I dug up hali his garden
A-gettln' worms fer bait;
Ee said he used to like lt
When I laid abed so late;
He said that pie was good for boys,
An' candy made 'em grow.
El I can't go to grandpa's
I'll turn pirate first you know.
He let me take his shotgun,
And loaded lt fer me;
The cats they hid out in the barn,
Tho hens flow up a tree*
I had a circus in the yard
With twenty other boy* -
I'm goin* baok to gran-5 i's,
Whore they alo'?- aid of noise.
Ho dii'.u i m. ..a me comb my hair
But once or twice a week;
He wasn't watchin' out for words
I didn't orter speak;
He told me stories 'bout the war
And Injuns shot out West.
Oh, I'm goin' down to grandpa's,
For he knows wot boys like best.
He even rup a race with me,
But had to stop an' cough;
He rode my bicycle and laughed
Boc'us' he tumbled off.
He knew tue early apple trees
Around within a mlle.
Oh, grandpa was a dandy,
An: was "in lt" all the while.
I bet you grandpa's lonesome,
I don't care what you say;
I seen him kinder cryln'
When you took me away.
When you talk to me of heav?u,
Whore all the good folks go,
I guess I'll go to grandpa,
An' we'll bavo good times, I know.
-A. T. Worden, In Sioux City Tribuno,
PITH AND POINT.
There would bo no trouble about
who had the last word were it not for
"Ah! I eee you're baok from abroad. '*
"Well,you couldn't soe me if I wasn't,
could you?"-Philadelphia North
"You wish to rent the house,then?"
"Yes, sor." "What is your name?"
"Flynn, sor." "Married or single?"
"Nayther-I'm a widow."-Harper's
: "Dah is some friends," said Uncle
Eben, "dat is like de rainbow. Dey
look fine an' bends polite, but dey's
gone when do sun ain' shinin'."
Mr. Peck-"If I had my life to go
over again I wouldn't marry the best
man alive/' Mr. Peck (his chance at
last)-"You bet you wouldn't. I
wouldn't ask you to."
"Henry, do you believe in the uni
versal brotherhood of man?" "Believe
in it? I should say so; down at the
seashore last summer I had thirty-five
sisters."-Detroit Free Press.
"Don't you think," the mother said
proudly, "that her playing shows a re
markable finish?" "Yes," replied the
young man absently; "but she was a
long time getting to it."-Harlem
"Hello, Brown. How did you get
your face scarred so?" "Got run over
by a truck." "Didn't you see it com
ing?" "No. I was looking over my
shoulder at the new moon for luck."
Mother-"What did your father say
when he saw his broken pipe?" Inno
cent-"Shall 1 leave out tho swear
words, mother?" Mother-"Certain
ly, my dear." Innocent-"Then I
don't think he said anything. "-House
Friend-"I thought that colored
chap was going to kick when you
charged him $4 for his marriage cer
tificate." Justice Fox-"He would if
I hadn't numbered his certificate 4,
ll, 44. You see he hadn't the heart
to disturb that combination."-Judge.
The old gentleman was inclined to
upbraid tho young one for neglecting
his husiness during the golf tourna
ment. "But, father," protested the
youngman, "I can't work when I'm
playing golf." Tho old gentleman
looked at him over the tops of his
glasses. "You can't play golf with
out working," he retorted. He had
seen the game.-Chicago Evening
A Itoyul Love Story.
The marriage of the Prince of Wales
and Princess Alexandra of Denmark
is generally believed to have been a
love match, and this is the way it is
said to have begun:
The Prince was travelling in Ger
many with his tutor, and went, among
other places, to the old cathedral city
of Worms-a city which every good
Wagnerian makes a point of visiting
for the sake of its cathedral, for was
not the space in front of the building
known as the scene of the quarrel be
tween Brunuhilde and Chriemhilde re
corded in the "Niebelungen Lied?"
As the Prince and his tutor -alked up
tho aisle of the cathedral tuey heard,
sounds of steps behind them. Turn
ing, tho Prince saw a young girl enter,
beautiful as tho princess of any fairy
tale, with a delicate rosepink com
plexion, and brown hair tinted with
gold. When she spoke the voice was
hushed and gentle. "Alexandra,
Princess of Denmark!" murmured thp
tutor. This was, indeed, the first
meeting of the Prince and Princess of
Wales. And it is told that the im
pression made upon the Prince was an
immediate one, and that the Princess,
on her side, came to associate the
English stranger with the Lohengrin
of her girlish dreams.
Woes of n Court Physician.
Being physician to an Asiatic ruler
carries a good salary with it, but it
has its.disadvautnges. News comes
from Persia of the death of Sir Joseph
Tholozon, physician to the Shah. For
thirty years Sir Joseph was the physi
cian and trusted confident of the Shah
Nasr-ed-Din. When that ruler died
and his son, tho present Shah, ascend
ed the throne, Sir Joseph wrote to a
friend in Paris saying that he was go
ing to resign his post, as he was afraid
of his life.
It would appear that his fears were
only too well founded. Sir Joseph
was acquainted with many of the
secrets of the court, and his death was
desired on that account by the new
Shah. His predecessor at the Persian
court is said to have been done away
with for the same reasons.
Tho Military Autocar. ~"
The military autooar of Mr. E. J.
Pennington, the English inventor, is
mounted on wheels with four-inch
solid rubber tires, is driven by a six
teen-horse-power engine, and carries
two rapid firing guns, with suitable
shields for the two operators. A speed
of forty-five miles an hour is said to
be possible, the guns, each provided
with 500 rounds of ammunition, being
capable of firing at the variable rato
of fifty to 700 rounds a minuto, with
the car in motion or at rest. Ii de
sired, the guns can be rotated auto
matically during firing, and, in caso
of tho operators being shot after firing
is commenced, they will continue in
operation until the ammunition is ex?
haunted,-Trenton (N, J,) American,
COOD ROADS NOTES.
Keep Down the It ute.
In maintaining a road one of the
most important considerations is to
prevent the formation of mts by keep
ing the surface so uniform that travel
will be distributed over it and not fol
low in beaten tracks.
Steel Kails For Country Hoads.
For uso in localities in which it is
not practicable to build stone roads,
the Agricultural Department is experi
menting with wide; flat steel rails, laid
to the gauge of the average farm
wagon. They are about half an inch
thick, of inverted trough shape, and
corrugated when used on hills, in or
der to prevent slipping. The cost is
expected to run from $2900 to $3500
per mile ?.roording to distance laid. -
Road ll? nrov.ncnt In Alabama.
. Road improvement in Alabama was
started several years ago, some of the
pioneer work being done about Bir
mingham. The News of that place
now reports that "the Comity Com
missioners of Colbert County will let
contracts for the building of $100,000
worth of roads in that county, the
money having been placed in the
County Treasury for that purpose.
The last Legislature authorized thc
county to sell bonds to the above
amount for the above purpose. The
bonds were sold aud the money is in
hand in cash."
Georgia Road Convention.
The convention of county road com
missioners, recently held in Atlanta,
was fully attended, and proved en
thusiastic. The question.^ discussed
wero road-making, employment of
convicts, amendment of road laws, the
necessity for a uniform system and
substituting salaries for fees for coun
ty officers. Resolutions were adopted
providing that all convicts not sen
tenced to the penitentiary should re
main permanently under the charge
and control of the authorities of thc
county in which they aro sentenced;
that in addition to misdemeanor con
victs, all felony convicts, whose terms
do not exceed five years, shall, at the
discretion of tho presiding judge, be
sentenced to serve in county chain
gangs; that said convicts should be
worked upon the public roads, as far
as it can possibly be done, by the
State or county authorities, and thc
Legislature was requested to pass
laws to further the development of
good roads. Thc organization was
made permanent and will meet again
in Macon in July, 1S9S.
Early Results In New Hampshire.
The old-fashioned methods of road
repairing in vogue in New Hampshire
como in for criticism from a writer iu
tho New England Magazine, who
shows thc advantages of good roads
and advocates a State commission
similar to that of Massachusetts.
In this connection it is interesting
to note sonio facts recently narrated in
a communication to a Boston paper.
The writer learned them from a gen
tleman who was a member of the New
Hampshire House of Representatives
in 1872 and a member of its Commit
tee on Boads, Bridges and Canals.
He stated that an old stage driver
wanted him to assist him in getting
tho House to grant seven hundred
dollars to the Cherry Mountain, White
Mountain Notch aud Profile Notch
roads, a3 the towns through which
they ran were too poor to raise the
money. He had canvassed, he said, a
radius of forty miles, including Beth
lehem, Jefferson, Whitefield, North
Conway, Frauconia and Littleton, and
estimated that the summer tourists
spent fully $75,000 in a season. With
better roads he expected that travel
would largely increase and far more
money be expended in thc towns by
Eighteen years later the gentleman
in question met the stage driver again,
and he told him that a recent census
of the same district, counting only the
hotels and boarding-houses, aud.iguor-""
ing the boarders in farmhouses, indi
cated that the tourists had left a sum
of money exceeding three millions of
dollars. "The success of the good
roads movement caused tho building
of railroads, and it is estimated that
the expenditure by summer tourists in
New Hampshire exceeded ten millions
in 1805, and is constantly increasing."
Kural Tostal Delivery nn:l Good Roads.
Discussing the benefits of rural
postal delivery, the Brooklyn Stand
ard-Union has this to say: "It se
cures the prompt and regular delivery
o? mail matter to people Avho reside at
considerable distances irompostofiices,
and who, by reason of being busy on
their farms or on account of the con
dition of tho roads, aro unable to
reach their postoffices except at great
It is doubtful if rural postal deliv
ery can ever becomo entirely success
ful so long as the rural highways re
main unimproved. There aro sec
tions that have good roads and the
Government ought to give them thc
preference in establishing the delivery
system in tho country. Communities
not enterprising enough to build gcod
roads should not expect to be reward
ed for their inertness by having their
newspapers and letters brought to
Perhaps the Government in experi
menting with the rural postal delivery
system might contribute materially to
the Good Roads movement by dis
criminating, as suggested above, in
favor of those districts which have in
stituted a reform on their highways.
By every possible means the necessity
for better roads should be impressed
upon the minds of that class of rural
residents and land owners that cannot
as yet be made to understand tha*,
good roads will contribute to their
own well being, as they would also to
that of all who have to use-the roads.
Rural postal delivery is a desirable
improvement and in a few years it
will prevail to a large extent through
out tho country; but it is not to be
compared in value and inqjortance to
good roads. There is no question be
fore tho American peoplo to-day of
such practical consequence to all tho
people as the latter.-Rochester (N.
Food and Poison Combined.
One of the most deadly poisons and
a common article of food are combined
in a single plant. This is tapioca, a
South American shrub that grows to a
height of six or eight feet. The root,
as well as the wood, of the plant se
cretes an acrid milky juice so toxic
that it kills in a very few minutes.
This quality is eliminated by heat, and
that which in a raw state is so deadly
is thereby converted into a nourishing
and agreeable aliment. The root is
grated into pulp and subjected to
great pressure, which extracts all the
poisonous juice. It is thou heated on
metal plates, which transforms it into
the tapioca of commerce. It is to be
hoped that this information may not
disturb the equanimity of consumers
of tapioca. Tho process employed in
its conversion from a poisonous plant
into a substance entirely innocuous is
THE PIRST UMBRELLA,
Just 147 Tears Ago Jonas Han-tray Car
ried One in London Streets.
The umbrella is a comparatively
modern feature of European civiliza
In 1750 Jonas Hanway, a Quaker,
first went through the streets of Lon
don Carrying fin umbrella.; Three
jrears from now, in 1900, it will bd
meet to. celebrate the. sesquicenten
nial of.this most useful implement.
As' thia is an age bf c?l?bration it is
not likely that so good an opportunity
will be missed. Already in London
they are discussing the proper manner
of doing homage to the umbrella.
. Mr: Hanway. was a. mau..of. strong
char?cter; but it required all his cour:
age to brave the London1 crowd with
his strange rain shield. The inhabi
tants of that great metropolis received
him with jeers and even more sub
stantial marks of disapproval. But
he was imperturbable, and in conse
quence of his example the umbrella
oame very rapidly into general use.
Hanway had traveled much in the
East, and there he had noted the
great benefits derived by the natives
from _the umbrella, both as a protec
tion against the sun and rain. The
East, with its infinitely older civiliza
tion, had been familiar with this as
with so many other useful articles at a
time when Europe was in tho wildest
Umbrellas wore known to the Egyp
tions, and wore oertainly "used by the
ancient Hindoos. The umbrella is
mentioned in a poem of Sakuntala,
written in the sixth century, and it
figur?s in various bas-reliefs among
the Ninevah sculptures discovered by
Sir Henry Layard; The Chinese
"Book of the Bites of Tcheon,'' print
ed about the year 300, containing a
description of a veritable gamp. And
it is on record that when the son of
the then Emperor of China was cap
tured in the second Tartar .invasion,
ho -was made t? carry tho umbrella bf
the Tartar chief when he went out
The parasol was invariably carried
by tho high-bred dames in ancient
Greece, and a white parapluio was
borne by the priestesses of the god
dess Athene in the annual Scirophoria.
Tho fashion migrated also to Rome,
where the umbraoulum carried by the
women, and even by some of the men,
was made of leather, and could be
opened and shut. This fact is men
tioned by Martial, Juvenal and Ovid;
While the latter also speaks of "a
golden umbrella which warded off the
In Siam the umbrella bas always
been regarded :is a mark of distinction,
and M. de Loubere, in his work on
that country, tells us how the U6e of
the umbrella was only granted to cer
tain of the King's subjects. The
King was invariably protected in his
progresses by an umbrella, appearing
as if three separate protections had
been mounted on ono stick, one over
the other. Tavernier speaks, in his
"Voyage to the East," of the throne
of the Great Mogul being supported
on either side by an umbrella. Tho
princes of the Mahratta provinces in
India bore the title of Chatrapati
(Lord of the Umbrella) ; while in Ava,
to this present day, the title of the
ruler is "King of the White Elephant
and Lord of the Twenty-four Um
brellas."-New York Journal.
Honey Bees Capturo a Ship.
The bark Shirley, which has car
ried millions of, feet of lumber on the
Pacific ooast, is now said to have
I aboard a small cargo of honey. Hor
owners recently decided to put her in
the Klondike service and L. B. Mitch
ell was sent to Quartermaster Harbor
with men to get her ready for re
"We found that she had been taken
possession of by honey bees," Mitch
ell says, "and in going into her wo
found every passage and room was ap
parently full of bees. We shut the
hatchway and thought we had them
imprisoned, but wo found a steady
stream going and comiug through the
hole left for a stovepipe in the cabin.
We were on board thirty minutes, aud
in that time the column of bees con
tinued to move, making a noise like
esoaping steam. Wo were unable to
work on board until something should
be done. Wo lowered into the hull a
tank of burning cedar bark and closed
up everything. A great many of the
bees were killed, but we were unable
to go into the bark tho next day.
Some think she may contain a ton of
honey or even more."
Doc's Tfoso a Divining Koo*.
Thomas Hanley, of Choconut Centre,
Me., has a Newfoundland dog which
is bringing him in a goodly sum in a
oapacity that no canine has heretofore
tried. Several months ago Mr. Han
ley determined to drill a well and ac
cordingly set a gang of men at work.
Several ineffectual attempts were made
to find water, and Mr. Hanley was
about to give it up, when he noticed
the peculiar actions of his dog, who
sniffed the ground at a certain spot
and rushed back to the drill in an evi
dent effort io attract attention. At
last the men took the hint and for a
joko more than anything else, began
drilling, but they had not gone twelve
feet when a vein of water was struck.
Since then Ponto has been much in de
mand by tte neighbors, and his mas
tor receives $5 for each well he dis
covers. He always understands what
is wanted and will go along with his
head to the ground until ho finds a
snitablo place and then sets up a howl'.
The trick seems to be instinctive, and
Mr. Hanley has refused large sums for
him.-New York Press.
A House That Attracts Lightning.
Not far from Hodgenvillo there
stands an old house which has a won
derful attraction for lightning. It is
located in an unused field, surrounded
by shrubbery and undergrowth. It is
only the frame of a once costly dwell
ing, and has been standing there for
forty years. Strange as it may seem,
it has been struck by lightning every
time an electrical storm has visited
that section. The house was ei'ected
by a well-to-do farmer years ago, and
was intended for a dwelling for his
family, but had to be deserted on ac
count of its habitual subjection tc
lightning. It has never since been oc
cupied. During a thunder-storm one
perpetual flash of lightning plays
about the old house. The house has
heen torn away, strip by strip, witL'
each bolt of lightning, until now onlv
a small portion is left standing. Sc
[ar as is known no fatalities have evei
occurred in the house.-Bardstowu
The gamo of golf is said to have beer
invented in ancient times by a lonelj
shepherd who had nothing better tc
do than to knock round stones into ?
rabbit hole with his crook.
Dowey County, South Dakota, whicl
is larger than the State of Delaware
is officially deolared to have no iuhab
[tanto, and no votes were cast ia it a.1
tho lust election,
A Tremendously Effective Susi
A sash of green chiffon, full
and tucked at,the ends, with a
bow at the waist, is very daint
apt to prove perishable. Such
lo tremendously effective worn t
blue flowered foulard. Tho c<
renders fl b?o?se) effect. The b
formed in two plaits^ extending
the shoulder seams to th? bel
fronts make two even plaits, clos
the middle; they aro trimmed
large' fevers, opening' over a
broidered waistcoat. The rouuc
as well as the plaits in fror
trimmed with oval jets. The si
are in one piece, finished with
ruffle; which frills over the baud.
Hair a Source of Worry.'
A fashionable hairdresser, to
a customer was bewailing her fat
other day, said that half the wri
on fair faces are caused by worry
hair. ,"A woman came to me on
not long ago and asked me. to ar
her hair in what, according t<
judgment, would be the most b
ing style for her to wear. She 1
little dark womau with a slight
face, and ber hair was black
straight. She had a worried,
rassed expression, aud lines abor
eyes and mouth that needed soften
The philosophical hairdresser smi
the recollection and continued
twisted her back hair into a low
knot, a sort of a 'bun,' only softe
moro becoming. I parted it i
middle in front, and waved it, lei
tho waves ripple down across the
head, and drew them back ovei
ears, making the ridges puff out.
curls were on the forehead; no fr
or flyaway locks; It was simple
soft without beiug Untidy, and I
fess I was proud of my bandi
when it was finished.
"Tho little woman looked at he
in the mirror for a few seconds b
sh? spoke.- She smiled like a pie
child and the lines faded out ?l
face like magic. She appeared o
ten years younger. It wasn't
coiffure. It was simply because
was so pleased. Then she poured
woes into my ear. It seems that
husband had a special and partit
fondness for pretty hair. She
tortured her locks into every fas
she could think of to please him,
her most earnest efforts met with <
cr silenco or derision. She eau
me-about tho tenth hairdresser
had been to I imagine-because
took ? faucy to a wax head in the
dow. She admitted that to e
coiffeuse who had dressed her hair
had given instructions to dress it e
orately. In that lay the whole t
ble. Dark hair should not be dr?
elaborately. Curls and frizzes, vi
out reason or limit, belong to the
haired woman. And a thin, ser:
face should be softened by full]
and pui?iness around cheeks and t
pies, but the fullness should lool
little like art and as much like na
Finest Pearls in Europe.
On the occasion of the grand dir
to the Emperor and Empress of (
many at Venice by the King
Queen of Italy, the Queen wore
wonderful pearl necklace, which
no equal in the world. When she
first engaged to King Humbert, 1
was then Prince of Naples, he p
ented her with a single string of tl
precious stones, each as big a:
hedge-sparrow's egg, and of the n
perfect form and color imaginai
Margarita being the Greek for pe
the offering had a special significar
At every birthday since the King
presented his beloved consort n
another string, each one being a li
larger than the last, so that the lal
ones nov?'reach far below HerMajcsl
waist. While on the subject of pea
a few other ornaments composed
these exquisite jewels are worth m
The Empress Frederick of Germ.'
has a very fine collar necklace cc
posed of thirty enormous pearls
exquisite shape and color, and it
said she wears them both day s
night, as the lustre of these aim
living treasures is immensely i
hanced by contact with the hun
form. Our own Queen possess wi
is supposed to be the "pinkest" of
pearl necklaces, and it is reported
have been a part of the dowry
Queen Catherine or Arragon. ?
marvelous black pearl necklace of 1
Empress of Austria is well known, a
she has worn it incessantly ever sir
the sad death of the Archduke Kudolt
attached to it is a curious black d
mond having a quaint effect, qu
unique. Lady Ilchester has a ve
fine string of thc same black pear
which is often seen in Londou dra
ing-rooms. Of single pearls of i
mense size the present Pope L
XIII, is the possessor of the UH
famous, a superb jowel, given by o
of the Doges of Yenice to a form
holder of tho papal throne; it
arranged as a reliquary, and has
spike of the crown of thorns plac
beside it in a gold case.- Jewcle:
The old fashion of haring all pal
of a costume to match in shade is I
AVashing silk for skirt waists is i
economical material, as it can bo wo:
late into the fall.
Chiffon is by far tho prettiest m
terial for dressy occasions: it is folde
draped, puffed and tucked.
A novelty costume has a skirt mat
of alternate breadths of crepe and sil
The crepe is closely tucked, while tl
silk is shirred.
Corsages of faucy style arc not y
discarded, and their total abandoi
mont is not desired by those of ecol
Many of the fashionable parado!
aro more suggestive of ovor-tritnme
lamp shades than of any article bi
longing to the toilet.
Beading three inches wide may I
obtained in the various seasonab!
colors. It is used for ginghams an
batistes, and makes a pleasing finisl
The conservative woman clings t
the plain, untrimmed sunshade, bi
the material is of tho very best an
the workmanship must be limitless :
these plain models are to be approver
i Gray is one of the fashionable coi
i ors, and is used in every tint and ton
i as well as every imaginable fabric. 1
r is almost always possible to make i
, up with some color that renders it be
. coming to those who could not wea
i it alone.
Among the popular materials fo
house dresses are India silks and foul
ard. These fabrics will be worn un
1 til late in the autumn, aud a good!;
' number have been ordered with a
' eye to indoor wear throughout th
Brocaded taffeta in colors is a favor
ite for evening gowns, and takes on
1 quaint air in its flower-bespriuklei
' surface. They ure made more plain!;
(?ian a plain material, and their crisp?
' freshuess makes them u. durable a:\\
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A STITCH IN TIME SAVE
Heat, sense of tenderness and sweUi
are all Indications that there is need of
-the stitch in time. Where these sym;
the left or the right side of the womb
ovary is setting in, and soon there wi
is not already established, a dischar
first, but later copious and, irritating,
there will he felt dull, dragging pains
the ovary. . - -.
i)o not, my sister, let your malady gc
thos? di you Who are already suffering
way should begin at once a course of tr
with Lydia E. Pinkham's"Vegetable Coi
It will restore the organs to their non
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vero, trar?lng pains which were almost
the lower portiotf Of my back. If stand
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~ The Peanut Cure foi C?risuthptlon.
In dealing with consumption tWd
things are needful;to keep up the heat
and vitality, and also to kill out the
tuberculous germa. One means used
to keep tip the heat is cod liver oil,
which we do riot think Very much of,
as we much prefer sweet cf dam,- fresh
butter and the oil of various nuts.
'..'h? journal of Hygiene states that
Dr. Brewer has a new' idea concerning
food for consumptives. His treatment
Consists of the inhaling the furrier of
vinegar ?nd the eating of peanuts, lie
gives his patients as many peanuts as
they can eat witjiout injuring their di
gestive organs. Two young ladles,
who had been the round of the doctors'
and taken cod liver oil and tonics till
they were nearly dead, were put on his
treatment and recovered. Concerning
these cases, Dr. Brewer says; "I now
commenced feeding peanuts, One
would think this a very indlg?st.YO
diet, but they craved them, and it has
always been my policy to find out what
ray patients desire to eat, and unless it
is too unreasonable I humor them.
Both young ladies have become plump,
and after a year's inhalation have
ceased to cough, and I pronounced
them well. The peanut was long known
as an excellent fat producer, and much
more agreeable than rank shark oil,
that oftentimes is sold for cod liver
oil. While not all can digest peanuts,
a great many, even with feeble diges
ti?n, can. eat them without discomfort.
lt beats the Koch lymph, and is the
most satisfactory treatment I have
ever tried for these diseases."
We are of opinion that freshly baked
peanuts are worth trying-they are
cheaper than cod liver oil, and much
pleasanter to take. They are also
recommended as a remedy for sleep
Navajo Indian Weaving, *
"In the art of weaving the Navajos
excel all other Indians in the limits
of tho United States," said R. Johns
of Santa Fe. "In fineness of finish,
artistic design and v^.iety of pattern
the Navajo oianket is ahead of any
of the handiwork of the other tribes.
They are clever enough to weave blan
kets with the different designs on the
opposite sides, but of late years their
work has deteriorated somewhat be
cause of the substitution of inferior
aniline dyes bought from traders for
permanent native dyes formerly used,
and also on account of the yarn got
from the same source, instead of that
laboriously twilled by the hands of the
Indians. They arc great at weaving
belts, sashes, garters, and saddleglrths.
The Navajo woman finds her greatest
diversion in this occupation, and the
acquisition of money is by no means
the chief motive that actuates her in
producing a blanket that ia really a
work of art, for after wearing it a
little while, till the charm of newness
ls gone, she will sell it at a prlco
that doesn't at all compensate for her
time and labor. The wealthiest of the
tribe will weave just as assiduously as
their poorest neighbors, which goes to
prove that they regard it as more in
the light of pastime than toil."-New
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