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NEW OCCUPATION FOR WOMEN,
The Breeding of Angora Cat? Presents
Forrest Crisser, in discussing "The
Breeding of Angora Cate as a Voca
tion," in tho Woman's Home Compan
"It is the general opinion of the?e
cat fanciers that the culture of Angoras
Is an occupation which any young
woman "with a fondness for pets and
a little of the commercial instinct may
pursue with profit as well as pleasure.
It is an occupation in which success
does not depend upon a special talent.
One cannot succeed in literature, mus
ic, the arts, or in teaching, without a
course of training and an inborn adap
tability, but the rearing of cats calls
for no mental preparation, or for any
rare power in any particular direction.
Capital, however, is necessary. An
gora cats bring a good price, and it
will cost something to establish a ken
nel. The amount will depend upon the
magnitude of the beginning. One may
expend a hundred dollars and secure,
perhaps, three choice thoroughbred
adults, or at an outlay of twenty-five
dollars, or thereabouts, one may pur
chase a male and a female kitten and
rear them herself. The fitting up of a
suitable kennel need not cost mucb,
but there are important points in the
construction and care of the kennel
which should not be neglected, and
which any owner of Angora cats is al
ways ready to explain. The essentials
for a successful Angora kennel are not
elaborate. Most important is an am
ple outdoor runway, made of woven
wire, with a roof of the same material.
Thie should connect with a cosy house
or ' dormitory. Both apartments
should be provided with elevated
shelves, as the cats like to sleep as
far from the ground as possible. They
also enjoy the exercise of jumping up
to and down from their elevated
perches. Fresh gras? and pure milk
are absolute necessities. The Angora
has been a much slandered animal.
The general public believes it to be
delicate in physique and surly and
treacherous in disposition. This is
as far from the truth as is .possible.
Thev are almost uniformly amiable
an<_ affectionate in disposition, and
possess hardy and vigorous constitu
tions. They are full of interesting ec
The adop ion of human infants by
wild beasts and carnivorous quadru
peds has obtained more or less cred
ence among the vulgar from the earli
est age, and, while such today are for
the most part pooh-poohed as idle
tales, the skeptics have little idea of
the evidence that has been offered in
Half a century ago the inconoclast
who would have dared question that
Romulus and Remus owed their nur
turing to a she-wolf would have been
laughed to scorn by most lovers of
. the classics. Twenty-five years later
the animal was substituted, on the part
of tutors, by a woman named Lupa
a most inglorious conclusion, derived
solely from imagination. Today the
tendency to ignore all sentiment causes
euch ideas to receive scant courtesy,
and, when sentiment is introduced as
evidence, is met by the undeniable
statement that the same miracle is ac
credited with preserving the lives of
many gods and heroes of antiquity.
Consequently, if a single case of a child
being fostered and reared by animals
can be substantiated beyond question,
.the result will be to rehabilitate as his
tory much literature that, solely on?
this account, has been relegated to the
realm of fiction-Lippincott.
Time, Two Minutes.
"Miss Daisy, you are writing to
that little brother of yours who is vis
iting ont west, arn't you?"
"Yes. He's a dear little fellow. I
miss him so much."
"He is, indeed. Have you sealed
the letter yet, Miss Daisy?"
"Add a postscript, if you please,and
tell him I want to know how he wor ld
like me for a big brother."
(Demurely:) "Mr. Sponamore, it
will be at least two weeks before you
get an answer-if you ask him."
(And the matter was settled in about
two minutes.)-Chicago Tribune.
Hawaii and Japan.
Despatches from Washington state that
there are about to be importantdevelopments
in tho Japanese imbroglio with the govern*
ment of the Hawaiian Inlands. Howeve r this
may be, certain it is that tho disturbance of
tho stomach caused by simplo indigestion
wiU develop into chronic dyspepsia unless
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away with irregularity of the bowels and
When using 6alt in butter aim to get that
which w'll dissolve in water. Do notusj salt
"that is gritty. Try several brands by dissolv
ing small portions, selecting that which
leaves the least sediment.
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Queen Victoria selected the Jewish "Chant
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A battle of giants Ia going to take place
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and he offers a prize for the biggest potato
yield, also ?400 in gold for suitable nam?
for his corn (17 inches long) and oat prodi
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I GOOD ROADS NOTES. I
General Stono on Stato Aid.
The subject of State aid for road
building was touched cu by General
Stone. Chief of the Bureau of Good
Boads of . the Agricultural Department,
in his address at the annual conven
tion of the National Boad"Parliament.
"The provision of State aid is thc
only possible method by which the
State and tho corporate property oi
the cities eau aid in the building ol
roads. Throughout the United States
the cities and corporations, as far as 1
know, are quite .willing to help, and
the only question is hov.- they can do
"It is of more vital importance tc
the cities to have good country roads
than it is to the people of tho country
themselves. Every ounce of food
that is consumed in tho cities must
come from the country, and if the
country roads were wiped out to-day,
the farmers could go right ou living,
but tho people of the cllies would
have to scatter to-morrow-they could
not live a day. They are beginning
to realize it; they are beginning to
feel that they want a hand in thc
building of the roads, and they have a
feeling of very warm interest. A
great many city people aro going to
the country that formerly did not go
at all, and they would go a great deal
more if they had good country roads,
and 'State aid' is the o?ly measure
that any of us have been able to devise
by which city and corporate property
can aid in the development of thc
' 'I was interested in what one gentle
man said this morning, that iu his own
township, his village auc. his bank
paid three-fourths of the township tax,
and that was a fair contribution. That
was unquestionably fair so far as his
township was concerned, but how
about the next township that has no
village aud no bauk? Wo must look
beyond our own immediate neighbor
hood; we must cultivate a wider
citizenship, and that feeling of wider
citizenship is growing-a feeling that
the favored localities mu3t help those
not so favored.
"I am glad to say that the actual
possession of good roads, wherever I
have known it, has had a great effect
in developing that kinder feeling and
broader citizenship. It has been a
marked fact in New Jersey that thc
localities which have taxed themselves
to get good roads are the first to vote
to give State aid to the localities that
have not good roads. Many men say
'We see the benefits of it; we have
the benefits of it, and we can afford to
help our neighbors enjoy it.' And
you will find that the movement for
State aid, wherever it goes, will help
to develop a broader citizenship.
"I hope that some time Federal aid
will broadeu it still more. I hope
that the peoplo of the United States,
in the more-favored regions, will feel
disposed, as they get the benefit of
good roads themselves, to help confer
those benefits upon thc regions that
have not the advantages. I believe
that every step taken, every judicious
step taken towards bringing about the
aid of tho Federal Government to
wards general road improvement will
help to develop that feeling all through
the United States; that we have got to
consider something beyond our own
neighborhoods, - beyond our own
Counties and beyond our own States.
We have got to look orer the whole
field of the United States and see
what the General Government, can do
to help the people who need this kind
of help everywhere."
Good and Cheap Roads. -~
The interesting fact was reported bj
Abbeville that with road machines and
convict labor the cost of improving the
roads, even in that lui ly and clayey
county, was only from $5 to $6 per
mile. Darlington, which employs like
machines and labor, reported the cost
of the convict force last year at twenty
five oents a day per convict, and only
fifteen cents this year. On ^the basis
of "cost" exhibited iu these counties it
ought to bs practicable certainly for
any county to make good roads that
wants them. Anderson paid for its
"machines," which are operated by
convict labor, by means of "a J mill
levy" with sandy soil; operates "a road
machine" with convict labor and has
fouud the system "satisfactory." The
"old system" still obtains in Chester
County, where "the soil is red and the
count.'' hilly," but systematic work
with the chain gangs has made the
roads "much better," and the value of
property, it is said, has been "en
hanced by virtue of these improve
ments." Darlington makes a special
report, which is of great iuterest. The
sandy roads in that county have been
"improved" by the plan of spreading
a layer of clay on their surface. A
layer of "six inches in depth" has
made a "firm, hard roadway," where
there was a soft, sandy one before,
which, when properly drained, has
given satisfaction.-Charleston News
Vp to Hie Times.
Some of the best roads iu Tennessee
aro claimed by Hamilton County.
They are so well appreciated by all
classes that the Chattanooga News says
"there is a growing tendency among
the farmers along our good roads to
buy wheels, and this season finds lmn
dveds of them that used to have to
hitch up their teams and take p"om two
to live hours for a trip to town now
come in on their wheel aud are back
home in less time than it used to take
them to make the trip one way. Thus
the old world 'do move,' and the farm
ers are not the least among the pro
gressive ol' their brethren."
Comprehensive Aims in Florida.
To bene?t morally, mentally and
materially every resident o. the State;
to enconrage immigration ; to estab
lish new enterprises; to increase the
value of every acre of goodland; to
set the debtor free by enabling him to
pay his debts: to aid the growth of
moral and religious sentiment in the
rural districts by nianing smooth the
road to church, and to confer upon
future generations the great boon of
general oducatiou by removing the
chief obstacles to attendance at school
-bad roads aud poverty, are the aims
of the Florida Good Boads Associa
For ICoad Surfacing.
Here is a scheme : providing
crushed stone ready ?rt hand for sur
facing country roads. In many sec
tions of the Middle and Eastern
States old tottering stone walls flank
the highway o;i either side. Owners
would generally be glad to get rid of
these old wails. Let a traction engine
propel the crusher along the road and
furnish power to do the crushing, tho
old walls to provide the material,
which is thus left exactly where it is
needed without the necessity of twice
handling.-New England Homestead.
Recollection is the only paradiso ont
of which we cannot be drive?,
WORDS OF WISDOM,'
. - i^.,. " .n
Character is measured by the pis
tan oe traveled from th? startirig~pln^tlj
and everything depends upon -whether
the progress has been up 'stream or
A ship in the water is all right, but
let tue water get into the sbip. and^
down she goes. It is the same 'with,
Christian people, as soon* as tl^ey'g??
contaminated with the world they are
in a fair way to be lost.
Of the five senses, two are usually
and most properly called the Senses of
Learning, as being most capable of
receiving communication of thought
and motions, by selected signs; and
these are hearing and seeing.
Some people scorn to be taught,
others are ashamed of it, as they would
b? of going to school when they aro
ola; but it is never too late to learn
what it is always necessary to know.
And it is no shame tp learn so long as
we are ignorant-that is to say, so
long as we live.
Whatsoever it be that disorders, an
noys, grieves you, makes life look
dark and your heart dumbly ache, or
wets your eyes with bitter tea . look
at it steadily, look at it deeply, look
at it in the thought of God an:l His
purpose of good, and already the pain
and annoy of it will begin to brighten.
There are some spirits which must
go through a disciplino analogous to
that sustained by Elijah. Tho storm
struggle must precede the still small
voice. There ave hearts which must
bo broken wit1: disappointment before
they can ris< into hope. Blessed is
tbs man who-'recognizes his Father's
voice in the uudertone of the tempest,
aud bares his head and bows his knee
as Elijah did.
Warm and Cold-Blooded Animals.
Animals have been called warm
blooded and cold-blooded, bat the dis
tinction is less sharply drawn than was
once supposed, as ono class graduates
into the other. In a paper to the
Koyal Society of Victoria, Mr. Alexan
der Sutherland mentions that the in
vertebrates have the capacity of pro
ducing heat, although they aro cold
blooded, but, except the insects, their
temperature seldom rises more than a
fraction of a degree abo va that of the
medium in whioh they live. Certain
invertebrates, such as polypi, molluscs
and crustacea, raise themselves one
third of a degree to a -legree above
their environment. Inlets, though
essentially cold-blooded, are usually a
degree or two warmer than their
medium, but capable of remarkable
warming with exertion. Fishes, am
phibia and reptiles also heat them
selves on inoviug. A species of blind
worm is said to rise as much as four
teen degrees above the temperature of
the air. The warm-blooded animals
nave nearly fixed temperatures, and
do not v?ry with the air, the mono
trernes, tho lowest iu the scale of tile
mammals, having a temperature of
about seventy to eighty-five degrees,
while the marsupials average about
ninety-three to ninety-seven degrees,
and the average of the higher orders
secm3 to be from ninety-nine 'degrees
to 104 degrees. Birds range between
103 degrees and 108 degrees, In a
very general way it may be said that
bodily activity depends upon bodily
temperatures. -Trenton (N. J.) Ameri
Tho Bulldog ti Good Do;.
Ko member of the canine family haE
been more persistently maligned than
the bulldog. Writers who have no
intimate knowledge of the dog and
his attributes have described him as
stupidly ferocious, and illustrators
have pictured him as a sort of semi
wild beast, till the general public has
come to look upon him as dangerous.
'.Give a dog a bad name," is an old
saw, and perhaps a true one, but
when it is applied to the bulldog it ie
manifestly unjust. Writers, too, have
fallen into grave error in claiming
that the"bulldogis deficient not only in
affection but in intelligence.
No greater proof of the falsity of
the latter could be given than was
witnessed at the late Westminster
Kennel's Club's dog show, when
Colonel Shults exhibited his trained
dogs, with the buildog Nick perform
ing all sorts of wonderful feats, espec
ially that of walking a tight rope,
and, when in the center of it, turning
around and retracing his steps amid
the applause of an admiring audience.
Stonehenge, who is considered one
of the greatest of canine scientists,
claims that the bulldog's brain is rela
tively larger than that of the spaniel,
which dog i s generally considered to
be the most intelligent of the canine
race, while the bulldog's affection is
never to be doubted.-Outing.
Justice Harlan's Chewing Gum.
Justice Harlan is the most dignified
man on the Supreme bench when he
is on the bench. His gigantic figure
looms up above tho other., like a giaut
among pigmies. He si I J naxt to Chief
Justice Fuller, aud tin contrast is
pronounced. When In is not in court
Justice Harlan plajJ golf, walks,
romps with his grandchildren and his
dogs, and enjoys -life thoroughly.
Yesterday he delayed a street car sev
eral minutes while he and his little
granddaughter drove back the dogs
that were bent on following them to
the depot. On the car the nurse, re
buked the little girl for ohewing gum.
"Why 'grandpa gave it to me. He
chews gum, and I can do what grand
pa does." "Of oourse you can," said
the Jndge. "Here is enough to last
you all the way to Chicago." And he
took out a big package of chewing
gum and tucked it away in the little
girl's satehj9l. The other passengers
smiled, and the nurse was silent. Tho
Judge" and his granddaughter con
tinu?d to chew gum in absolute in
difference to all the rest of the ?,reet
car wo.'rld.-Washington Telegram to
An Envelope to Bo Used Twice.
A novelty in stationery ia an en
velop? that can be used twioe. This
necessity amy not often arise, but
when it doe? it must be urgent. This
onvolope is, of course, not stuck, and
is of oblong shape. The two square
side naps cover each more than hajl
the address part, and these turning
over from the top and bottom part, al
though triangular in the m in, are
cut in a peculiar way. Instead of
ending in a rounded corner, as the
ordinary envelope does, a three-lipped
arrangement, separated from the flap
proper by a perforated line, is pro
vided with gum and closes the en
velope, one lip stioking on eaoh flap.
When opening such a letter it must,
of course, be torn along the perforated
line only. When used the second
time the envelope is folded inside out,
and the other flap, which remained in
tact and ia gummed according to its
position, i? stuck down. It is almost
impossible to tamper with suoh a
letter, as all parts are perfectly se
cured and the perforated .ines would
?.how the slightest injury.
The "learned professions" of Italy
ftompvise 295,000 persons,
?UE BUDGET OF IUML
LAUGHTER-PROVOKING. STORIES FOR
A Modem Version-Vf ben the tights
Born I. o iv--Tho' Matrimonial , Mart-f
Feminine- Kncrv-" lita. Bunlnes?-Quito
Different-In tho ' Green Koona, I "tc.
"Where are you golng/my pretty maid?"
"To marry a mil] king, sir," finesaid?
"Then what.wlll-you De, my pretty maid?"
"The flour ot the family, slr," she said.
Where the lights Barn X.oir.
"Julia calls her new sweetheart 'in
"Because he is such a gas-saver. "
Tho Matrimonial Mari.
"I came to ask yon for your daugh
ter in marriage, sir," said the young
"Have you any money of your own?"
asked the careful parent.
"Oh, you misunderstood me, sirl I
do not want to buy her."
Maude-"Do you know, I really be
lieve that Tom is going to propose."
Bertha-"I noticed tbf.t he was look
ing terribly sad about something or
other, but then, you know, dear, it
may not be that. Perhaps Ids mother
is sick, or possibly he isn't feeling well
A Horrlblo Presentiment.
Business Man-"If I should com
mit murder, would my policy remain
Life Insurance Agent-"Er-I'm
not sure about that. Bnt you don't
expect to commit murder?"
Business Mau-"Yes, I do. I feel
it in my bones that I'll kill a life insur
ance agent some day."-Puck.
In the Green Room.
"Ah," exclaimed the melancholy
Dane, complacently, "what, indeed,
would be the play without me?"
Old man Hamlet gestured fretfully.
"It wouldn't have a ghost of a show
without me," he retorted.
But that which irritated the Prince
particularly was to have Ophelia gig
gle that way.-Detroit Journal,
The Count's Mistake.
"So Gwendolyn is not to marry tho
count, after all?"
. "No, poor man. Ho tried to tell
her that her singing was something
that made one glad to live, and his
pronunciation was so broken that she
thought he said it made one glad to
leave. And then she requested him to
leave. "-Indianapolis Journal.
Has Plenty to Say Now.
"Does old Gruffly ever say anything
to any of the men in his employ, aside
from giving business orders?"
"Bless you, I should say he did. He
talks so much to them that they actu
ally have to stay after office hours very
frequently in order to get their work
done. You see, he only recently be
came a father for the first time."
A Puzzle. "
Willy Addlepate-"There is one
thing I cawn't understand, doncher
Cholly Noddlekins-1 'What's that?"
Willy Addlepate-"Why, when we
stop to oonsideh-aw-how uncom
fortable it is in a crowd-why, aw
I cawn't see why it is that there are
always more people in a crowd than
there ave where there is no crowd!"
Know His Business.
"My dear, why ave you applauding
that piece?" asked Mrs. Snaggs in a
tone of remonstrance. "Don't you
iee no one else is applauding? It waB
beyond the performer's ability and not
worthy of applause."
"I know that," replied Mr. Snaggs,
"but we must applaud pieces like this
in order to got something worth listen
ing to as an encore."-Pittsburg
Another Newspaper Horror.
Mrs. Jones (indignantly)-"These
newspapers are just simply not fit to
Mr. Jones-"Another crime, I sup
Mrs. Jones-"Yes; here is a de
scription of the gown I wore at the ball
last night, that must have been written
by some ignorant, amateur male re
porter that didn't know a dress from a
Caller-"Sir, lam reliably informed
that you have been insinuating that I
was a liar and a thief, and I have called
to demand an immediate retraction,
or, in lieu thereof, your worthless
Editor of th? Eagle-"All the Eagle
has ever said about you, Major Gore,
has been in a political way."
"Oh! I beg your pardon. I was un
der the impression that you had been
attacking my character."-Indianapo
Tho Art of Manu cement. 51
Of course, he thoughthcknewitall.
A man always does.
"When it comes to the art of manag
ing servants," he begau.
"It's very easily done," she inter
"Oh, you admit it, do you?" he
"I do," she said. "It's like manag
ing children. All that is nucessary is
to let them have their own way."
Of course, he readily saw that she
had mastered the oubjeot.-Chicago
"What strange methods some men
adopt to get wives," she remarked as
3he looked up from the newspaper
which she had quietly appropriated as
hers by right because she was first at
the breakfast table.
"What happened now?" he asked.
. "Why, a New York widower has
made application for ono at the Bargo
office where the immigiants land," she
explained. "He says he wants a wo
man who is thoroughly respectable, of
kindly disposition, fairly good look
ing, good to children, obedient-"
"Hold on!" he interrupted. "What's
"He might as well give up."-Chi
Great KugBinn Canal.
The Great Russian Canal to connecit
the Baltic and Black Seas will be begun
in the spring. The- minimum water
way is to have a depth of twenty-eight
feet four inches, a width at the bottom
of 116 feet eight inches, and a width
at the top of 210 feet eight inches. Ita
total length is some 1000 miles, but
only 125 miles will be an artificial
shannel. The voute is from Riga along
the Duna as far as Dunaburg. From
that point to Lepel, on the BeveBina,
an expensive cut must be made. From
th 3 Lepei the course of the Beresina
will be nti?zed as far as its junction
with the Dneiper, and then tho line
will follow the latter stream to Cher?
sou ou the Black Sea,
A Keir Entort?lnrt en? Which Gomes JTroai
. JE_ijt^ta?\?^s' 4re"?lways eager to fin?
some new amusement"for their guests,
JbuVmh-ny^of-t^em will probably hive
/too^?oh] l^wle?gel'of;human nature
to try o 'certain7, newlyvdevised enter
tainment, which*'is said by Photo
graphy, to have originated in England.
Is'may bY called a photograph or por
On,every invitation to such a party
is written a request from tho hostess
that the guost will forward, nt the
earliest possible moment, a picture of
himself or herself taken at some early
period in tho history of the person
portrayed-just how early is not stated.
When the souvenirs of the young
days of the guests arrive, they are ar
ranged on a large screen, and form au
example of the art of picture-taking in
its various stages, Daguerreotypes,
tintypes, silhouettes, cartes-de-visite,
and cabinet photographs, are arranged
side by side. To each portrait is
affixed a number, and when the guests
assemble they receive tablets contain
ing numbers corresponding to the pic1
The fun begins when the guests ave
asked to write by the side of each
number the name of the person to
whom ho or she thinks the juvenile
portrait belongs; Tho mistakes that
are'.inevitably made, and the remarks
that inadvertently escape the lips of
the guessers, are not calculated to pro
mote a deep feeling of peace and har
mony in tho company.
When a visitor whose infantile ap
pearance has been perpetuated by a
daguerreotype overhears a sly disous
sion about the length of time that has
elapsed since that form of art was in
fashion, and catches the remark that a
daguerreotype baby. cannot be very
young at the present day, she is not
I likely to feel peculiarly angelic. A
I little coldness is apt to appear before
! the party breaks up.
It is pleasant to have the face or
figaro of one's childhood praised, but
when the praise concludes with,
"Really, I am quite taken by that pic
ture. It is so attractive. Do you
know, I can hardly believe it is you,
though there is a slight resemblance,"
it takes some self-possession to be
neither too warm nor too frigid in
one's answer. On the whole, the pho
tograph party is not calculated to bs a
brilliant success, and on the whole
should not be commended.-Youth's
Knlcs For Living LOBS?
Sir James Sawyer has been confid
ing the secret of longevity to a Birm
ingham (England) audience. Like so
many other secrets, it consists in "pay
ing attention to a number of small de
tails." Here is a schedule of them,
collected from the reports of Sir James
1. Eight hours' sleep.
2. Sleep on your right side.
3. Keep your bedroom window open
4. Have a mat to your bedroom
5. Do not have your bedstead
against the wall.
G. No cold tub in the morning, but
a bath at tho temperature of the body.
7. Exercise before breakfast.
8. Eat little meat, and see that it is
9. (For adults.) Drink no milk.
10. Eat plenty of fat, to feed the
cells which destroy disease germs.
- fl. Avoid intoxicants, which destroy
those colls. .
12. Daily exercise in the open air.
13. Allow no pet animals in your
living rooms. They are apt to carry
about disease germs.
14. Live in the country if you can.
15. Watch the three D's-drinking
water, damp and drains.
16. Have change of occupation.
17. Take frequent and short holi
18. Limit your ambition; and,
19. Keep your temper.
Keep all these commandments, and
Sir James Sawyer sees no reason why
you should not live to be one hundred.
Clay Flower Pots.
Clay flower pots, up to the size of
eighteen*" inches, are made with ma
chines; pots of from/eighteea to twen
ty-four inches, tho largest Bize, are
made by hand. In the making of
flower pots up to six inches in size
dies are used; flower pots cf from six
to eighteen inches in size are formed
in plaster moulds. There are die ma
chine;} that will mako 8000 flower pots
Tho clay flower pots are used chiefly
by florists. In a city the size of New
York the number of fie .rer pots^ abm at
retail in the courue of a year would be
considerable, but a single large flor
ist would uso more than all New York.
The consumption of these flower pot^s
is enormous; the aggregate monthly
production of the various potteries is
about five million. The florist niles
many of tho pot3 over and over-again.
Pots are broken in various ways, and
great numbers are given away with
plants sold, so that the florist is all the
time buying. The'clay flower pots are,
however, very cheap, almost marvel
lously so. Two-inch pots can be bought
for.thirty-six cents a hundred; an in?h
and three-quarters pot can be bought
for twenty-five cents a hundred. The
obst, of course, increases with the
Florists in the East use ahnost ex
clusively flower pots of red clay; in the
West florists uso almost exclusively
flowerpots of white clay.-New York
Kin ere en ey Doctors.
In Paris a list of doctors ready to at
tend in case of emergencies occuring
in the night is published for the con
venience of the public. Originally, we
l?arn, a fee of ten francs was tho stand
ard payment, but more recently a pool
has been instituted, and the result di
vided quarterly among the doctors.
This system has alienated the better
class practitioners, and now the em
ployment of the whole colass has be
come endangered by the death of a pa
tient treated by one of the members
who lives on ?15 per annum, with a
stock of instruments as scanty as his
Translating tho Bible.
It is interesting to remember the
different periods at which the Bible
was translated into the vernacular lan
guages of different countries. Of the
earliest editions (though not perhaps
the earliest) we may regard the Span
ish, 1478; German, 1522; English,1535;
Frehoh, 1535; Danish, 1540; Swedish,
1541; Dutch, 15G0; Bussian, 1581;
Hungarian, 1589; Polish, 1596; Turk
ish, 1626; Modern Greek; 1638; Irish,
1685; Portuguese, 1768; Manx, 1771;
Italian, 1776; Bengalee, 1801; Tartar,
1814; Persian, 1815; Chinese, 1820.
Paper teeth ave made by a denist
in Lubeck, Germany, One of his
patrons has a set which has been in
use for thirteen years, and gives ?oia*
. Sngar alone will apparently sustain
life for a considerable time.
Poor window glass is responsible
for eye strain on account of the faulty
refraction, according to oculists.
Taking Dr. Elkins's measurement
of its distance the star Arcturus ex
ceeds the . sun in actual brightness
Extract of the red marrow of bone
Stimulates the formative process and
increases the rate of production of the
red blood corpuscles.
Sir Eobsrt Ball, the astronomer,
says that for communicating with the
inhabitants of Mora we would need n
flag as large os Ireland, and a pole 500
Tho safest course if caught in a
thunder storm is Lo allow one's self to'
become thoroughly soaked. The
chances of safety from lightning are
ten to one in favor of the wet person.
If, af ter eating pure food, fresh out
door air is breathed, the blood will
show a large increase in red corpuscles,
but by drinking stimulants, the rod
disks aro decreased in serious propor
An exhibition of acetylene gas is tc
be held at Cannstatt, "Wurtemberg,
ftud will include an exhibition of vari
ous generators, lamps, etc. The ex
hibition promises to be o' considera
In birds the organ of sight is highly
developed. British naturalists declare
that the kestrel is possessed of such
wonderful powers of sight that it is
able to see a mouse when it is itself
at such height in the air that it is in
visible to the naked human eye.
It is said that Dr. Alexander Eding
ton, bacteriologist to the Cape of Good
Hope Government, has found that the
blood of animals affected by rinder
pest, when treated with citric acid
and kept fov such a time as to insure
the death of the contagion, will, when
injected, immunize all animals ex
posed to infection. Dr. Edington has
practiced his protective injection on
several large herds, and always with
satisfactory result, the largest mortal
ity having been a little over three peri
cent, or eight animals in n herd o
An extraordinary account comei
from Devonshire, England, of a chub:
found in a muddy pool, that had evi
dently pushed its way when young in
to a cage-like space formed by the
root3 of a tree, and beiug unable to
escape, had grown into tho shape ol
its close-fitting prison. Lack of room
had caused the tail to develop only to
the extent of a little deformed stump.
The back fin also had vauished, and
the whole fish had been distorted into
the gnarled and twisted form of the
root cage, being hideous in appear
ance, yet seemingly strong and healthy.
It is difficult to imagino how a fish
could get food for years nuder such
Third Centenary or the Fork.
There aro every day, if we wished
to^ celebrate them, anniversaries of
some kind or other. The third cen
tenary of that modest and useful table
utensil the fork is just at hand, and
should not be passed by in silence. Il
is three hundred years since that verj
necessary instrument was known and
used in France. It is much more re
cent thau the spoon, which Avas ob
ligatory in all ages for tho consuming
of liquid foods.
As to solid foods, they wore eaten
in the style of Adam. The nobility
and wealthy adopted the fork about
1600; it did not become common
among the lower class for more than a
hundred years afterward. For two
hundred years it has boen in common
use. This knowledge does not seem
to have been general, for at a repre
sentation of Moliere's "Bourgeois
Gentilhomme" the characters are rep
resented B3 eating with forks at a re
past served in one of the principal
scenes, when to be entirely correct
they should pick the dainties out ol
the dishes placed before them with
The fork became a general fashion
among the nobility in 1600. Henry
IV. used it entirely, because Talle?
ment des Beaux tells us of a plo!
against the King, in which it was de
cided to poison him by means of a
fork, in the hollow prongs of which
tho poison was to be iuscrted, and
would then flow into . the morsel he
A curious pamphlet of 1605 pictures
a strange country, ill which tho in
habitants, instead of eating with theil
fingers, as all the world did, used this
A Growing Barn.
J. W. Fesler, who lives north oi
Morgantown, Ind., has a barn whiob
threatens to develop into a "sky
scraper." In 1891, having need of a
new barn, he built a small structure,
and its construction he used green
willow posts at the~coruers and along
tho sides. These he sunk into the
ground in the usual manner. For
some time nothing unusual was no
ticed, but after a year he saw that
whereas he laid the floor near the
ground, it was now three feet above
the soil. On examination ho discovered
that the willow posts, instead of being
dead, ns ho supposed they were on
putting them in, were, in reality alive,
and had taken root and were growing.
lu their upward movement they carried
the barn along. He watched this with
interest month by month and year by
year. Of course he had to build an
other barn, for it was inconvenient to
lise the constantly rising structure.
Last spring the first barn was on
stilts nine feet high, and in August he
put in a new floor and surrounding the
posts with siding, thereby making it n
two-story affair. There is now a space
of seven inches between tho new floor
and the ground, and Mr. Fesler ex
pects to have a three-story barn in
course of timo. Ho has built outside
stairs to the]second story. The neigh
bors come for miles around to see "Fes
ler's elevator," as they call it.-Chi
"Another illusion gone," says the
St. James's Gazette. "How many
millions of pilgrims have reverently
stood by the pillar at Chillon and ex
amined the footmarks left by the im
mortal prisoner with the chainless
mind? The surveyor to the Cantonal
Council of Vaud has been going into
the matter, and the footsteps are to
disappear as being 'not authentic,'
but a pious fraud, restored every few
years for tho benefit of credulous
His Notion of lt.
"Why," she asked, "do so many of
the poets write about goldenrod? It
seems ns if every one of them had
tried to glorify it?"
"Well," replied the man who had
worked on a farm, "the only explana
tion I can give is that the poets prob
ably never tried to raise potatoes iu u
field where goldenrod had got e good
start,"-Olevelaud, Leader. _
DIKES IN THE STATE OF WASHING
TON, TO PROTECT THE LAND.
The Horses Wear Mud Shoes When Plow
ing and the Soil is Tremendously Rieh
Tide Cate? Along the Sea Shore.
In this great western eountry, where
there is so much wild land, where mil
lions of acres of soil have never fell
the touch of the ploughman's shari
or the keen edge of the woodman's ax,
it does not seem that it would be nec
essary to reclaim land from the sea
to obtain acres tor civilization. Bul
that has been done, and ia Skagit
County, almost in the very northwest
ern corner of the state, can be found
scores of the finest ranchea in th?
world, lying behind dikes built to keep
out the sea and the overflows ol the
Skagit river, the largest stream that
empties into the pound.
This is the veritable Holland ol
Washington. In Skagit county are
situated the famous Swlnomish fiats,
the Beaver marsh, the Olympic marsh
and the Samish flats, all surrounded by
dikes ranging in height from 2 to IS
feet. There are tide gates along the
sea shore which act automatically, and
which drain the land so perfectly that
crops are raised on land below the sea
level with safety. And such crops!
For ages the big river has been
bringing down the hills the richest
sediment, and there is really no bottom
to the soil. If a farmer In the East
plows a little too deep he turns up
clay or rocks; if the Beaver marsh
rancher holds his plow handle too high
he simply digs up moro of the rich
loam that raises every year without
fail,such crops that the old ranchers
of other sections cannot believe the
stories. One hundred and twenty-five
bushels of oats to the acre, a ton and
a half of hops or five tons of hay, are
common yields while all sorts of root
crops give equally large results.
In order to plow his land, which, of
course, is solf and spongy, the ranch
ers often put "tuley" shoes on their
horses, the shoes consisting of wide,
wooden blocks, to prevent the animals
from sinking into the loam.
There are at present eight diking
districts in the county, and nearly
every ranch of any size ls in one or
another of these districts. Fully 100
miles of dikes are in use In the county,
and many of them are used also aa
roads. Very picturesque are these em
bankments, In many places, as they
wind around through the trees. When
the Skagit is havlnrc a freshet the.peo
ple turn out to watoh their dike?, and
by repairing them, save their lands
from inundation. Sometimes a very
high tide will go over a dike and cover
a number of ranches with salt water.
If the water does not stand too long,
this does no particular damage.
As there Is nothing but sand and
black loam to construct the dikes of,
no permanent work has ever been done
and cannot be until the river is so im
proved that lt has a reasonably straight
channel to the sea. Five or s'.x forks
or mouths discharge the water into
the sound, and the delta thus formed is
excellent farming land. If the water
should be confined to one channel thou
sands of acres of land would be re
claimed, and tho danger of overflow
reduced to a minimum. -By this im*
provement a magnificent navigable riv
er, teeming with, fish and flowing
through a wealth of timber and miner
al land, would be opened up and would
provide employment for countless
numbers of people.
If any resident of Washington has
never seen the verdant fields of the
Skagit flats, let him go up and take a
look at them. It will pay him if he
wants to know all about the resources
of his state. If he cannot afford to
take that trip, and wants to seo somo
of the products of those diked fields,
let him go down among tne commis
sion houses in Seattle and look at the
hay and oats which are brought from
that favored region In steamboat loads.
The only failure of Top ever known
there ls when the dikes break and thu
growing grains are ruined with water.
From (he Industrial News, Jackson, Sikh.
Tho subject of this sketch is fifty-six
years of ago, and actively engaged In farm
ing. When seventeen years old ho hurt his
shoulder and a few years after commenced
to have rheumatic pains in it. On taking
a slight cold or tho least strain, sometimos
without any apparent cause whatever, tho
trouble would start and he would suffer the
most excruciating pains.
Ho suffered for over thirty years, and the
last decado has suffered so much that he
was unable to do any work. To this the fre
quent occurrences of dlziy spells wero add
ed, making him almost a4ielpless invalid.
IJ< ALL S0BT8 OF WZATHHB.
Ha tried the best physicians but without
being benefited and has used several speciflo
rhoumatlccures, but was not helped. About
one year and six months ago he read in this
paper ot a case somewhat similar to h.:
which was cured by Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills and concluded to try this remedy.
After taking the first box he felt some
what better, and after using three boxes,
the pains entirely disappeared, the dizzi
ness left him and ho has now for over at
year been entirely free from all his former
trouble and enjoys better health than he
hos had since his boyhood.
rio is loud in his praises of Dr. Williams*
Pint Pills for Pale People and will gladly
corroborate the above statements. His post
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Jackson County, Michigan.
All the elements necessary to give new
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Pale People. AU druggists sell them.
Size and Noise.
"Remember," said the excited man,
"money talks. I'll bet seventy-five
cents that I am right. Money talks."
And the man with a shaggy silk hat
and a chronic expression of disgust
edged away from the crowd with the
remark: "Yes, and its just like some
people. The smaller it is the more
noi^o it tries to make."
Ute Inn't "Worth Living
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akin diseases. Every roughness of the skin
from a simple chap to Tetter and Ringworm
even of long standing is completely, quickly
and surely cured by Tetterine. 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. Shuptrine,-Savannah, Ga.
It is easior to be good than great-there ii:
Fits permanently cured. No Ats or nervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. $2 trial bottle and treatisefree.
Du. R. H. KLINE, Ltd., 931 Arch St, Phlla., Pa.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
I usa Piao's Cure for Consumption both In
ray family and practlce.-Dr. G. W. PATTER
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