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She'll Get Them, Anyway.
"Do yon take any stock in any of
these woman's rights movements?"
"Well, I think the wisest and safest
course for a man is to concede to wo
man every right that she really wants."
"But what does she really want?"
"Ah, now you have got down to the
And so saying the wise man showed
his wisdom by making a quiet sneak.
Bills of Far? in Fashionable Restaurants.
The question has been mooted over and
over aplin whether the engrafting of French
and Gurman di hes unoa the *iills of fare of
the better class of American restaurants is or
is not an improvement. Many pretend that
before their introduction onr cooking was
coarso, barbaric. Thi.s ?3 an open question,
but no bill of fare prewnts attractions to tho
dyspeptic, but they, like the bilious, ma
larious and persons with weak kidnoys, can
be cured by Hostetter'a Stomach Bitters.
According to the state auditor of North Car
o Ina. moro money was pud to the emDloyesof
tlie t tte scuato at itt late session than was
paid to tho senators themselves. One Of the
state papers say? the tatter were overpaid.
To ("uro a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Qcinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure. 25c.
The River Jordan makes the greatest de
scent in the shortest distance of almost any
To Cure Constipation Forerer.
Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. 10o or 250.
If C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists refund money.
Silver money S-'iO years old is still in circula
tion n some parts of Spain.
Fits nertnaneatly enred. No fits or nervous
ness after ilrst day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. $? trial bottlea^d treatise free.
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covery ot tbe ago. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight or new shoes feel easy. It is a certain
cure for sweating, callous and hot, tired,
aching feet. Try it to-day. Sold by all drug
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troubles cured by Taber's Peppin Compound.
Sample bottle mailed free. Write Dr. Tabor
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The man who kicks for Justice sometimes
gets more of it than he wants.
Vo-To-Bao for Fifty Cents.
Ouar-utced tobacco habit eure, makes weak
teen strong, blood pure. ?0c. IL AU druggists.
Tho man that makes thc least noise is often
tho most dangerous.
Vitalize Youi Bleed. Cveicorr.e That
Tired Feeling. Get a bottle of
Hood's Sarsaparilla and begin to
take il 'TODAY, ard realize the gi eat
geed it :s sute to do yea.
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Fires of Odd Origin.
The fire chief's official report of a
recent blaze in a stationery store at
Thornton Heath, near London, waa
that "the outbreak was due to a cat
catching fire and running from the
sitting-room into the shop."
A fire at Louvlers, France, the other
day had a very extraordinary origin.
A horse had been washed with paraf
fin to cure it of vermin, and was left
enveloped in a rug. Apparently the
animal oecame restless, and In pawing
on the stcne-paved floor, produced
sparks which caused the petroleum *o
ignite, for the stable was discovered in
flames, but the horse was found to be
dead and very much burned by the fire,
which had beyond doubt originated
from the cause stated.
Woolton Windmill, a hiF'oric land
mark In Liverpool, England, was re
cently destroyed by fire caused by thc
friction of the sails, which were sent
round with tcrrifflc rapidity by the
heavy gals. The flour mill adjoining,
with Its valuable contonts, was also
destroyed. A grand spectacle was
presented when the burning sails were
whirling round. They ultimately fell
on the steam mill adjoining, setting it
At ono time Sp?.in offered to sell
to France, net Cuba alone, but Porto
Rico and the Philippines for about ?l,
000,000. And she didn't need money
a bit more urgently then than she
does now. In other words, Spanisn
honor has not always been absolutely
free from the touch of mercenary con
From Mro. Bank to Mrs. Pinkham.
The following letter to Mrs. Pink
ham from Mrs. M. RANK, No. 2,354
East Susquehanna Ave., Philadelphia.,
Pa., is a remarkable statement of re
lief from utter discouragement. She
" I never can find words with which
to thank you for what Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound has done
" Some 3'cars ago I had womb trouble
and doctored for a .'?mg time, not see
ing any improvement. At times I
would feel well enough, and other
times was miserable. So it went on
until last October, I felt something
terrible creeping over mc, I knew not
what, but kept getting worse. I can
hardly explain my feelings at that
time. I was so depressed in spirits
that I did not wish to live, although I
had everything to live for. Had hys
teria, was very nervous; cou id not
6leep and was not safe to be left
" Indeed, I thought I Would lose my
mind. No one knows what I endured.
"1 continued this way until the last
of February, when I saw in a paper a
testimonial of a lady whose case was
similar to minc, and who had been
cured by Lydia E. Pinkham s Vegeta
ble Compound. I determined to try it, !
and felt better after the first dose. I
continued taking it, and to-day am a
weli woman, and can say from my
heart, ' Thank God for such a medi
Mrs. Pinkham invites all suffering
women to write to her at Lynn, Mass,
for advice. All such letters are seen
and answered by women only.
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Growing Early Squasli.
It is not so generally known ns it
ought to be that squashes may be
procured several weeks earlier than is
possible in the open ground by plant
ing the seed in an inverted sod aud
putting it in a hotbed until the seed
germinates. Then take it out and set
the young plant in the open ground
where it is to perfect its fruit, enclos
ing it with a box, which should be
covered with a heavy mat at night to
exclude the cold. In this way the
squash may be advanced several weeks
in readiness for market, aud will sell
for enough'higher prices to make the
experiment highly profitable.
Koli I rubi.
One of the vegetables which every
fanner should grow is kohlrabi, which
in growth and flavor is iutermecrate
between the turnip or rutabaga and a
cabbage. It is hard like the turnip,
but like the cabbage all its valuable
part is above ground. It is a vege
table that comes to us from Germany,
where it is grown to large size, and is
mainly used for cattle feeding. But
to be fit for table use it should be
sowu late in. the spring, when the
grouud is warm, and the young growth
will be very rapid. Then it will be
sweet and tender and wholly different
from the coarse kohlrabi sown early,
and which has taken the whole sea
son to grow in. All roots for table
vise are best gathered while young
and after growing rapidly. Most of
the roots grow either tough or dry, or
both, late in spring.-American Cul
Early Setting Hons.
March and April ave the months for
Betting hens. Chicks hatched later
than April will be too late to furnish
laying pullets in autumn. Hens which
set early are a little more difficult to
manage because the broody fever is
not so strong as it is in warm weather,
but if carefully handled they can
usually be made to stick to a nest
when changed. The safest and easiest
way is to give each heu a room by
herself. At first the nest should be
filled with china uest eggs, about a
dozen of them. These she canuot
break while getting accustomed to the
change, and she is much more likely
to set thau upon au empty nest.
The nest should be carefully
made with a good foundation of earth
and chati', covered with fine hay. A
hen often knows a poor nest better
than her owner docs and will refuse
to adopt it. Place her on the nest |
aud fix a covering of cloth over it- to
keep it dark. With these conditions
the hon will usually accept the situa
tion. After a day or two the genuine
eggs may be given her and the nest
uncovered. If she has a separate room
and is given a goo:l supply of grain,
water, grit and a dust bath, the hen
will require but little more attention.
Underdminin? Wet Land.
One of the problems that confronts
the average agriculturist is the neces
sity for draining the certain parts and
parcels of wet laud found on almost
every tract in the country. Small
farmers cannot afford to buy or hire
the large and expensive ditching ma
chines that are on the market. They
must do their work as they can, a few
hours here and there as time permits.
Ditching is slow, hard and very dis
agreeable work, and tho necessity ex
ists for some simple and effectual ap
paratus for making it easier. With
out doubt, the cheapest, most durable
and effective drainage is made by
digging a deep and wide trench, and
filliug it in with at least two feet
square of sand and gravel. A drain
like this will not only last a lifetime,
but will drain every foot of ground
through which it passes. Ordinary
drain tile will not do this, and is
therefore to an extent, impractical and
lacking in utility. When the gravel
and sand are filled in, a layer of the
ordinary earth should be scattered
lightly over it; then the remainder
should be filled in without packing.
Of course, there will be a quantity of
loose earth equivalent to the body of
sand and gravel. A high ridge should
be made and left undisturbed for a
season or two, if possible, meanwhile
the elements and gravitation will have
settled the ground, after which the
surplus earth may be levelled off.
New York Ledger.
Finding Out What Pays.
It is not only important for a farmer
to know whether, upon the whole, ho
is losing or gaining, but it is, if any
thing, more important for him to
know at what point he is losing or
gaiuing, that he may cut off those
things which do not pay, and stress
those which pay bests Is he a cotton
raiser? If so. does it pay him to
raise cotton in the way ho has been
doing it? Does the rotation of crops
he now follows pay best? Does it
?jay better to raise or buy stock, to
raise hogs or buy bacon; to keep ton
head of cattle or half that number?
Would some other money crop pay
better on his farm than cotton? These
aud dozens of other like questions he
may ask himself and study to very
great advnutage. Some of these he
may answer pretty satisfactorily from
his individual experiments only.
Don't conclude that since the govern
ment has established experiment sta
tions there is no need of farmers mak
ing experiments. The stations make
experiments to establish general prin
ciples; the farmer should experiment
to ascertain how best to apply those
principles, to his individual farm.
Every farm has something peculiar to
itself, which calls f si)ecial treat
ment. But experiments teach little
unless full systematic record is kept.
Experience loses much of its value in
the absence of records. One cannot
trust to his memory alone, last im
pressions always overshadow and
dominate those that are older. -rSouth
Sowing Mixed C. rai nu.
In many parts of the country very
satisfactory results can be secured by
seeding a mixture of oats, barley and
wheat in the spring, allowing this to
mature, then threshing and grinding
the grain together. The combination
makes a well-balanced grain ration
and is exceedingly valuable, particu
larly for ?ll kinds of young stook and
for fattening hogs. The amount of
seed of course will depend somewhat
upon the kind of landjbut it is usually
the custom to mix th"e seed in the fol
lowing proportions: Wheat two, bar
ley two and oats one. Of course the
proportion of each is entirely optional
with vine farmer and the grain which '
does best in any locality should be
given prominence. Sow tlvo or three
bushels of the mixture to the acre,the
same as spring wheat or oats, taking
care to cover well and have the seed
bed thoroughly pulverized. Sow as
early as convenient in the spring and
do not harvest until the grain is well
ripened. It is advisable to select
varieties of these grains that ript ri as
nearly at the same time as possiui
Spring wheat, barley and oats usually
mature together, but by careful selec
tion this can bo made almost certain.
This crop can be used for soiling.
Cut any time after it is mature enough
to be of value. If cut just before the
blossoms appears the greatest amount
of digestible nutrients will be obtained
and the most beneficial results. By
sowing a Si'cceS'iion, soiling material
can be had during the entire season,
particularly the last part of summer
and the early weeks of autumn, when
pastures are apt to be short. On
many farms of the central west soiling
crops are not grown, but small fields
near the barn or feed lot will be found
valuable.-r-Orange Judd Farmer.
The Head of the Flock.
The number of hens that can safely
be put with a single malo and be mod
erately sure of getting the greatest
per cent, of fertile eggs depends on
the breea, age of stock and their sur
During recent years I have had .ex
perience with Plymouth rocks that
have shattered some of my theories ou
this subject. I had a flock of for:y
hens, headed by three mnhs, all hav
ing unlimited range. I lest two of
the males, leaving only tho one, just
as the breeding seasou was opening.
During the spring this single male
was responsible for the fertility of the
whole flock. The percentage of fer
tile eggs was high, and has not been
surpassed on my farm, even when I
have used several males.
A year ago I had about an equal
number of hens in this flock, varying
from yearlings to three-year-olds,
mated to young, vigorous cockerels of
a well known eastern strain, and the
percentage of fertile was equally good.
This season I used a two-ye ir-old
cock of the same strain to about the
same flock, and our hatching has
never been more successful than the
I mention these instances merely to
show that, so far as my experience is
concerned, the old idea that one must
proportion a male for every ten or
twelvo heus is erroneous.
There is one very important thing
upon which I base my success, and
that is I was careful to avoid any but
I might add that they were strong,
vigorous stock, especially in the al
lowed, free range, and consequently
had plenty of exercise. This doubt
less had considerable to do with the
health and vigor of the flock.
Whether or not a flock is yarded
makes a great difference iu the num
ber of hens to a single male. I have
known instances where one male was
allowed to twenty Brahma hens on
unlimited range, and also I have
known cases where the birds wore of
the same strain and of practically the
same general health, but yarded, half
that number of females being almost
In my experience I can cite instances
where a yarded pen of six hens.mated
to a male, did not give as high a per
centage of fertility as a flock having
unlimited range of six times the num
ber. The former had a yard 16x40.
C. P. Reynolds of Michigan, in Farm,
Field ami Fireside.
SOME DOCS OF WAR.
One Animal That "Was Decorated for KSs
A French paper has published a roll
of honor of dogs which have dis
tinguished themselves in war.. This
is not inappropriate, considering that
the dog has been pressed into military
service. For instance, there was Bob,
the mastiff of the Grenadier Guards,
which made the Crimean campaign
with that corps; and also Whitopaw, a
brave French alley of Bob, that made
the same campaign with the 116th of
the line and was wounded in defend
ing the flag.
Another, Moustache, was entered
on the strength of his regiment as en
titled to a grenadier's rations. The
barber had orders to clip and comb
him once a week. This gallant ani
mal received a bayonet thrust at
Marengo and recovered a flag at Aus
terlitz. Marshal Lannes had Mous
tache decorated with a medal attached
to his neck by a red ribbon. Corps
de Garde followed a soldier to Maren
go, was wounded at Austerlitz, and
perished in the retreat from Moscow.
The 6th of the Guard had a military
mastiff named Misere, which wore
three white stripes sewn on his black
hair. There was also Pompon of the
48th Bedouins, the best sentry of the
baggage train; Lontpute, a Crimean
heroine; Mitraille, killed at inkerman
by a shell; Moftino, that saved his
master in Russia and was lost or lost
himself, but found his way alone from
Moscow to Milan, his first dwelling
The most remarkable, however, was
au English terrier named Mustapha,
which went into action with his Eng
lish comrades at Fontenoy, and, ac
cording lo the story, "remained alone
by a field-piece after the death of the
gunner, his mast or, clapped the match
to the touch-hole of the ennon. and
thus killed seventy soldiers;" and it
is further added that Mustapha was
preseuted to King George II and
was rewarded with a pension.
Outwitting: a Creditor.
Saint Foix, the French poet, who
was always in debt, sat one day in a
barber's shop waitiffg to be shaved.
He was lathered when the door
opened and a tradesman entered who
happened to be one of the poet's
creditors, and angrily demanded his
money. The poet composedly begged
him not to make a scene. "Won't
you wait for the money until I am
shaved?" "Certainly/ said the other,
pleased at the prospect. Saint Foix
then made the barber a witness of the
agreement and immediately took a
towel, wiped the lather from his face
and left the shop. He wore a beard
to the end of his days,-San Francis
DESTRUCTIVE MISSILES FOR THE
NEW ARMY MACAZINE RIFLE.
The Interesting Work That Is Going On :
at tho Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia
-Testing the Modified Krug-Jorgenson"
Gun Before Giving It to the Regulars.
The work going on at the Frankford
arsenal, Philadelphia, founded by the
United States government in 1816,
should be now of more than common.
interest. Exact scientific experiments,
have been in progress at the arsenal
for years, and, while much of the
work is secret, enough is made publio
to show the great importance of the
results sought. There is-an elaborate
laboratory filled with the most deli
cate instruments, and all sorts of de
structive inventions are tested at th? ,
factory. There is a proof-house,
where over three hundred kinds o?
smokeless powder have been experi
mented with, and a hospital ready to.
receive any unfortunates who may be
blown np accidentally. The workmen
in the factories take their lives in their
One of the most important worktf
performed at the arsenal in recent,
years has been the testing and mann*,
facture of the new thirty-calibrf
smokeless powder cartridges for th*
so-called United States magazine rifle
This is the rifle used in our army, il
?6 really a modified Krag-Jorgensen
rifle, but it is superior to that instru
ment. It is peculiarly au American
magaziue rifle, and its design is not
generally known outside of army cir
cles.' The rifle weighs only eight and
a half pounds, but it carries five cart
ridges in its magazine, and it.can be
reloaded so rapidly that a soldier can
shoot forty times in a minute.
The cartridges for this rifle are now
being manufactured as rapidly as pos
sible. Yankee ingenuity has invented
the most complicated but? effective
machinery to turn out these cart
ridges, and it is worth a visit to the
arsenal to 6eo them made. The shell
euters the machine in the shape of a
small disc of metal, and after passing
automatically through fifteen different
perfect machines it drops out finished.
Then the shells, powder and bullets
nre all fed into another machine, which
is almost human in its actions. As
each shell comes into the machine a
certain quantity of smokeless powder
pours into it from a large flaring fun
nel, nud then the bullet is inserted
mechanically and the neck of the shell
crimped. Each cartridge is tested be
fore it is turned over to the authori
ties for use.
Before these cartridges were select
ed, a long series of tests was made
with them at the arsenal. It was
found that the small cartridges would
travel much further than the old-fash
ioned forty-five calibre bullet, and
that they would penetrate deeper, and
be less likely to kill. They weigh only
220 grains against the old 500-grain
ball, and they require only thirty
seven grains of smokeless powder
against seventy grains of the old.
Thus, a soldier can carry seventy-fire
of the new cartridges as easily as he
could IOU of the old. The shooting
range of the new m?g'hzine rifle is 4000
As an illustration of the technical
work performed at the Frankford ar
senal, mention should be made of the
experimeuts in "trajectory" made,
with the new rifles. When a soldier
takes one of tho new magazine rifles
and attempts to hit a mark at a certain
distance off, he is pretty sure to. misa
it unless ho has been drilled. This is
due to his ignorance of the trajectory
of the bullet, which simply means the
curved path of flight the bullet miist
take in shooting at a distaut mark.
The old Springfield rifle would sepd
its bullet over forty-three feet above
the line of sight in order to hit a mark
1000 yards off. Similarly the new
magazine rifle must be so sighted that
allowances can be made for this up
All of the rifles have to be tested at
the arsenal to see that they are perfect
in this respect. To make the sight
exact, screens are set up 100feet apart
o,ud tho bullet is sent crashing through
them. The first screen is struck near
the middle, but each succeeding one
in perforated higher up until the upper
a ide of the curve is reached, and when
the Hue of curvature is downward.
Then the height of all the holes from
the ground is measured, and by a
mathematical formula the trajectory
curve is ascertained. Soldiers first
drilled with those rifles find great
difficulty in hitting the mark, bat a
little familiarity with them creates a
remarkable change. When accus
tomed to handling one a soldier can
do more effective work than with an
In an emergency about half a mil
lion cartridges per day can be pro
duced at the Fraukford arsenal, and
pretty near that, limit has been reached
every day since the destiuction of the
Maine. Atpresent the arsenal is mak
ing over many of tho old forty-five
calibre cartridges into the new ones
for the magazine rifles. After the
civil war millions of the old-fashioned
cartridges were sent to the arsenal to
ba broken up and smelted over into
new forms. Now this same process is
being repeated; but this time, instead
of a change from a muzzle to a breach
loader, it is merely a shift from one
improved form of rifle to another_
from a comparatively slow-firing
Springfield to a rapid-firing magazine
Splendid Cryfltalfl in California.
Some time ago John E. Burton ol
Lake Geneva, Wis., leased the right
to prospect for crystals in the old
Gr?en Mountain mine, near Mo
kelumne Hill, in Calaveras county,
Cal. He found a number of fine speci
mens, and one of them is claimed to
be the largest group or mass of
crystals ever found. As taken out
from the drift where it was uncovered,
it was ll feet 7 inches in circumfer
ence; it was 4 feet 2 inches long, 3
feet (J inches wide, and 3 feet 2 inches
high. It weighed 2200 pounds. The
mass included one large central
crystal and a surrounding group of
smaller ones. From the central one
it was estimated that a perfect sphere
14 inches in diameter could be cut,
while several others from 3 to 8 inches
iu ?diameter could be obtained from
the mass. Mr. Burton has found in
all twelve tons of crystals.-Engineer
ing and Mining Journal.
Johnnie-Mr. Newrich, you and
sister must have had a prettty big
Mr. N.-What makes you think BO, J
Johnnie-Cause I heard mamma1
say you'd been makin' up to her for
the last two or three weeks.-Brook- j
The number of converts to Chris- I
tianity in China has been greater within J
the last eight yews than during the
preceding thirty years,
A small piece of cheese and an elec
tric wire form the latest rat-trap. The
cheese is fixed to the wire, and the in
stant the rat touches the cheese he
receives a shock which kills him.
Very young children are not sensi
tive to pain to any great extent. Dr.
Denger calculates that sensibility is
seldom clearly shown in less than foui
or five weeks after birth, and before
that time infants do not shed tears.
A Mr. Eons claims to have invented
a powder which, used in the place of
concrete, will have the effect of mak
ing buildings fireproof. It can also be
used in the extinguishing of fires,and
can even be swallowed without fear of
Boats are to be painted by machine
hereafter at a "West Siqjerior (Wis.)
shipyard. ?neuma!ic power is to be
utilized, a pail of paine being attached
to the machine, which deposits the
paint in a fine spray on the ship, the
operator merely working a sort of
nozzle much as though he were sprink
ling a flower garden with a watering
The depth of the sea presents nn
interesting problem. If the Atlantic
were lowered 6564 feet the distance
from shore to shore would be half as
great, or 1500 raiies. If lowered, a
little more than three miles, say 19,
. 680 feet, there would be a road of dry
land from Newfoundland to Ireland.
This is the plain on which the great
Atlantic cables were laid.
The rapidity of thought is limited,
and voluntary action of the muscles is
slow in comparison with the involun
tary movements of which they are
capable. The researches of Messrs.
Broca and Biohet show that ten sepa
rate impressions is the averag-3 high
est limit of brain perception. The
experiments prove that each excita
tion of the nerves is followed by n
brief period of inertia, and during
this period no new or appreciable im
pression can be made. An individual's
voluntary movements of any kind can
not exceed ten or twelve per second,
although to the muscles, acting inde
pendently ?of the will, as many as
thirty or forty per second may be pos
A Curious Experiment.
Sparrows stung by carpenter less
have been seen to die quickly from
stoppage of respiration in com
plete paralysis. M. Langer
has killed rabbits and dogs bj
inoculating them with bee poison,
which contains a small quantity ol
formic acid and a toxic alkaloid that
resists heat and cold as well as the
action of acids: Following on this
line of investigation M. Phisalix, the
French authority on the venoms of
insects and reptiles, has established
beyond a doubt that the poison of the
hornet in sufficient quantity renders
one immune to that of the viper. The
poison extracted from the stings of
fifteen hornets injected into the log of
a guinea pig caused a marked lower
ing of temperature, which lasted
The redness and swelling produced
at the point of inoculation finally
reached the abdomen and ended in
mortification of the akin. In a simi
lar experiment, where the same dose
of poison was heated to eighty degrees
for twenty minutes, there was no gen
eral injury and the local action was
confined to a slight temporary swell
. ing. Likewise the inooulatiou of a
; glycerinated maceration of hornets'
; caused only slight local troubles.
But the organisms of the animals that
' received this poison became able to
resist a subsequent inoculation with
j viper's poison. This resistance is
I Buch that a guinea pig thus immunized
can support without the least danger
a dose of viper's poison capable of
killing him ordinarily in four or five
hours. The duration of the immunity
varies from five to eleven days.-Phil
; adelphia Telegraph.
A ii ti CH of Electricity.
The mention of electricity of a frisk j
behavior will suggest to most people
some of its actions ou the trolley, or
about the street cars, or iu connec
tion with electric light wires, when it
breaks loose-which are all of too dan
gerous a character to be amusing ;
noting not at all its pranks on their
own desks, though no "live" wire be
within a mile of them, writes George
J. Varney in Lippincott's.
It does not always occur to our
miuds that electricity is playing a lit
tle trick when we take a sheet of writ
ing paper from a pile and find it docs
not come alone, but drags along an
other sheet or more, "sticking closer
than a brother."
Similar action of the immense sheets
of book paper on a printing press in
certain states of the atmosphere
when one is slid on to the form of
type and has one or more others par
tially adhering to it for a moment,
then taking Hight away from the press
to Borne dingy resting pince-fre
quently keeps the pressmen in an un
comfortable state of fidgets.
Such action results from the attrac
tion and repulsion of frictional elec
tricity-the same kind that is pro
duced by the chafing of the silk flaps
against the rotating glass disk in the
so-called "electrical machine."
Au experiment with the same kind
of electricity, which can easily be
tried, is to apply gentle friction io a
thin piece of cloth or paper ; when,
on bringing it near the wall of the
apartment, it will be attracted thereby,
and adhere to the surface-be it wood,
plaster, or paper-for a brief time.
Dreamers Aro Sound Sleepers.
"The popular idea or impression is
that when persons dream much dur
ing a night to that extent their sleep
is interfered with," remarked a well
known physici in to a Star reporter,
"and it is a frequent thing to heal
persons say that they dreamed so much
during the night that they did nol
sleep or rest well. Now, the fact is,
dreaming is as much rest or mental
recreation as actual sleep in eome
respects, although it may not appear
so on first thought. It is hard to
prove this by actual experiment, be
cause the conditions are so difficult to
produce. There is a certain amount
of evidence which can be used, how
ever, to prove the proposition. Time
and time again when persons have
been waked up by others they have
explained as a reason that they did
not respond quicker that they were so
engaged in dreaming that they did not
hear the call. It is as clearly proven
as anything can be that persons in a
dreamy conditi?n ave much harder to
wake than those who are sleeping, as
they su2>pose, soundly. Take a pa
rent, for instance a mother ; when she
is sleeping soundly, as she thinks, she
can hear her child when it tut us over
or moves in its crib. Now, the same
parent in a dreamy condition would
hardly hear a knock at the door or
other loud noise. The dream so con
trols the brain that during its pend
ency the sense of hearing is blunted."
THE FROZE? EGG MAN.
A DERIDED KLONDIKE SCHEME THAT
PANNED OUT WELL
Charles Vest Carried 1743 Dozen rrozon
Egf? Instead of a Miner's Pack Into
the Yukon Region.
Nearly every man who has come ont
of Dawson during the past two months
or more has had something to say Of
the "frozen egg man." J. ney met him
at various points between Chilcoots
Summit and the Yukon river, trudging
along with one companion and four
dogs, pulling a cargo of frozen eggs
bound for the Klondike. Eggs at Daw
son are worth $1 or more each, and
this high price proved such an incen
t?velo a Portland man Uat he resolv
ed to freeze a lot of them and take
them in. The egg mian has been the
source of no little amusement for the
Klondikere who have come out. They
have frequently laughed at his fool
hardy speculation and ouen predicted
his failure. He has boen a prolific
landmark, and one o? the stock ques
tions which Klondikera have asked
each other here has been, ' Where did
you meet the egg man?"
The ogg man io in Seattle. He has
sold his eggs and returned with a
sack which many a Klondiker might
well onvy. His name is Charles Vest.
Vest left Portland last October on the
steamer Elder. Before leaving he ob
tained 1,743 dozen eggs, rie broke and
packed them in cans holding one gal
lon each, or six dozen. The cans were
sealed, frozen and put on Ice. They
weighed 2,025 pounds in cold storage.
With one man to help him and his
dogs Vest hurried the eggs up to Sheep
Camp and burled them in the snow.
He put four cans in a sack and tied the
sack over the dogs' backs. Each dog
carried twenty-eight pounds in this
way. Once over the summit the cans
wero piled on sieds, pulled by the
dogs, and the journey continued.
Several adventures befell Vest and
his companion on the way. On De
cember 21st, they stopped at a cabin
and bought supper and lodging. They
bought some moccasins' of one of their
hosts. In the morning one can of the
eggs, now becoming more and more
precious, was gone. Vent had his sus
picions, but had no evldJenee. He ask
ed his host about the missing can, but
got no satisfaction, although his sus
picions were confirmed. There were
ethers camping nt the cabin and from
these two or three days later Vest ob
tained corroborative evidence as to
the guilt of the suspect. The thelf had
gone toward the coast, but Vest follow
ed him and took him before the police.
Confronted with the evidence of his
crime the fellow confessed. Th? police
decreed that the man should be pun
ished by giving up his outlflt to the
man he had wronged. This was done,
and Vest got S183 per dozen for the can
Of eggs, or $1,110 In all.
At Thirty-mile river an adventure
of a different sort overtook the egg
man. A raft was built to float down
stream. Vest stayed on shore to Une
the raft down and his companion was
aboard the raft. The ice at one place
was not strong enough to support
Vest's waight and he was forced to let
the line go. The raft wen. spinning
down the river at a fearful rate, the
anxious owner running along shore to
keep up with lt. Suddenly a rock
rimmed with leo appeared In the track
of the raft". In a moment the raft had
dived under the Ice, the rider had
jumped for his life to the rock and
the cargo had spilled Into the swift
stream. The stove and tent of tn?
men sank, but the Backs of egg oana
went floating down stream.
It was bitter cold, but tho situation
was desperate. Vast did not ponder
long upon what to do. He plunged
Into the stream and pulled in the sacks
one at a time. To do this he had to
run along and Into the stream for a
mlle and a half. His clothes froze to |
him, but he saved his eggs. Then he
went back to his companion and threw
out a rope and towed him ashore.
Three men who happened to be camp
ing nearby gave the two wet men shel
ter until they had dried and warmed
Sixty-five miles further down Vest
reached the Big Salmon, where Major
Walsh was camping. Major Walsh
wanted supplies, and he bought Vest's
eggs at S3 per dozen. The eggs yield
ed $5,211, which added to the $1,110,
amounted to 90,321 as the total pro
duct of Vest's undertaking.-Seattle
An Ancient Custom.
From Republican Traveler, Arkansas City,
Pilgrimages to some shrine of St. Vitus
to cure tho dlsoase known as St. Vitus'
dance are no longer mado. Tho modern
way of troatlng this affliction ls within
roaoh of ?very household, os ls shown by
the oxperlence of Karl A. Wagner, the
olovcn-ycar-oldaon of George Wagner, of
616 Oth St., Arkansas City, Kan. Tho fath
er tells the story as follows:
"Over a year ago," he says, "Karl wai
taken with St. Vitas' danoo an4 continued
to grow worse daring five months he was
under a physician's caro. Uis tongue be
came paralyzed and we oould not under?
stand a word be .sold. He became very
thin, lost the use of his right leg and
seemed doomed to become a hopeless in
valid. Wo bad about given up hope when
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
wore recommended to my wife by a lady
whoso daughter had been cured of a simi
lar affliction by tho pills.
"I bought a box of thom at onoe and soon j
tho better in
was so woll
w hen he had
appeared. A Hopeless Invalid.
"That was six months ugo and there has
been no retarn ot the disease. The care was
effectual and per manoa t, and I feel satisfied
that no other modicine oould have pro
duced so marvelous a result. We feel re
joiced over tho restoration ot our son, and
onnnot help but feel that Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Palo Pooplo aro the most re
markable medicino on the market."
No discovory of modern times has proved
such a blessing to mankind as Dr. Will
iams' Pink Pills for Pale People. Acting
directly on the blood and nerves, Invigor
ating the body, regulating tho functions,
they restore the strength and health in the
exhausted patient when every effort ot the
physician proves unavailing.
These pills aro sold In boxes at 60 cents a
box or six boxes for 83.60, and may be had
'of all druggists, or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. Y.
Electric Light Baths._
Electric light baths are becoming so
popular at a Vienna institute that hun
dreds of patients have to be declined
for lack of accommodations. They are
said to be good for the cure of rheuma
tism, asthma, anaemia, nervousness,
corpulence and gout
Dont Tobacco Spit and Smoke Yonr Life Away.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag
netic, full of lifo, nerve and vigor, take No-To
Bae, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
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In thc wholo of Greece there are only 163
Lyon&Co'i ??Pick Leaf "'?mokine Tobacco
does not mako o very mooth as swaet as a rose,
but comes "mighty nigh"-does gire, every
oDoaoc9tdeUsfitfuiB-nohc. Try lt. . v'-j
Equal to Dynamite When Mind with Char*
At a meeting of the Society of Arts,
held at the rooms in Adelphi Street,
Professor J. A. Ewing read a paper on
"Llnde's Method of Producing Extremo
Cold and Liquefying."
In May, 1S95, said .he lecturer, Dr.
Carl Linde, of Munich made public a
novel process which he has Invented
for attaining extreme low temperatures
and for liquefying air. By his method
the production of liquid air was so
much simplified that its application to
industrial uses was comparatively easy.
From this point of view the liquefac
tion of aid was likely to prove valuable
mainly because it gave a means of sep
aration more or less completely the
oxygen of atmosphere from its asso
ciated nitrogen. After describing the
process by which a liquid consisting
largely of- oxygen may be produced,
Professor Ewing went on to say that
the most Interesting application of the
liquid which had hitherto been tried
on a commercial scale was to make an
explosive by mixing It with carbon.
When liquid air enriched by the evap
oration of a large part of Its uitrogen
was mixed with powdered charcoal it
formed an explosive comparable in
power with dynamite, and which, like
dynamite, could be made to go off vio
lently by using a detonator.
Experiments with the explosive had
been made on the parade ground at
Munich and a practical test on a large
scale had gone on for some months
In a coal mine at Penzberg, not far
from Munich. The chief advantage of
the explosive was its cheapness, the
cost being to all intents and purposes
simply that of the power used In lique
fying the air. Even the fact that after
a short timo the mixture ceased to he
capable of exploding might be.urged
as a recommendation, for if a detonater
hung fire there was no danger of the
charge going off acidentally some time
after the explosion was due; nor was
there any risk of its being purloined
or used for criminal purposes.
On the other hand, it was obvious
that this explosive ould he neither
convenient ncr economical, except in
cases where a large amount of blasting
was to be done at or about one place,
and during a long period of time. A
great stone quarry, or an engineer
ing Work, such as the cutting of an
Alpine tunnel, would appear to offer
a likely field for its application.
Comfort C'O?tS 50 Cents.
Irrltiting. agcrnvating. ajronizina: Tetter.
Kczjmii. Ringworm and all oth ur i tching s'?in
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once. Address J. T. Shuptrinc, Savannah, Ga.
A map of Jerusalem in mosaic, over 1,500
rears old, has boen found in Palestino.
Beauty Is Blood Deep.
Clean blood moans a clean skin. No
beanty without it. Cascarets, Candy Cathar
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stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
purities from the body. Begin to-day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious, complexion by taking
Cascarets,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 60c.
Married men always have moro buttons
off their clothes than bachelors.
ST.VITUS' DANCE, SPASMS and all nerv
ous diseases pcrmauently cured by tho uso of
Dr. Kline's Great Nervo Restorer. Send for
FRICK S1.00 trial hottle and treatise to Dr.
R. H. Kline, Ltd., 0G1 Arch Street, Phila., Pa.
Sent free, Klondike Map
From Gold Commission's official survey. Ad
dress Gardner & Co., Colorado Springs, Cola
Pisa's Cure is a wonderful Congh medicino.
-Mrs. W. PICK BUT. Van Sidon and Blake
Aves., Brooklyn, N. Y.. Oct. 23, 189L
Mm Winslow's Soothing Syrup forchildren
teething, softens tho gums, red uccs inflamma
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J. C. 8impson. Marquess, W. Va., says:
"Hall's Catarrh Cure cured me of a very bad
case of catarrh." Druggists sell it, 75c.
In India there is a fly which attacks and
devours large spielers.
Educate Tour Bowels With Cascarets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forover.
IOc, 25c. If C. C. C. fall, druggists refund money.
A kafflr's religion consists mostly In singing
in all ol
I HAVE SUFFE1
With painful menses, attended with soi
and occasional whites. I also have seve
bad I cannot rest. 1 have used various f
np relief until about two months ago, w
Female Panacea and ST. JOSEPH S
moro good than all others. I shall cont
If your case is complicated, w
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r soap will give his customers
> Ivory Soap. He knows that
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cause the people want it, the
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Tho Objection Sustained.
"I object to that motion!" exclaimed
Broncho Bob at a meeting of the city
council in Crimson Gulch.
"What motion?" inquired Battle
snake Pete, who was in the chair for
the first time.
"Tho one just made by Teepee
"Well," was the answer; "I didn't
6ee the motion referred to, but the ob
jection is sustained to on general
principles. In a gatherin' where there
are so many seven-shooters, all in easy
reach, gentlemen cannot be too care
ful about how they make motions."-.
The Gratitude of a Thinker.
"Your reflections do yon great cred
it, Mr. Braiuby."
"Thank heavens!" sighed Brainby,
"I can g?t credit for something. Ah,
my dear friend, I would you were a
Aluminum has been adopted official
ly as the material out of which the fol
lowing equipments shall be maue for
the French Army: Canteen, individual
plate or bowl, boiling pot and bowl for
a mess of four men. In 1894 five hun
dred sets were put on triai, and In the
Madagascar campaign a much larger
number, with satisfactory results. The
French price of aluminum at last ac
counts was 20 cents a pound.
'?3 ?larc been using CASCA RETS for
Insomnia, with which I have been afflicted for
over twenty years, and I can say that Cascareis
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MENTION THIS PaPERS?f??SSB
the First Symptoms of
Failing Health in a Woman ls
rou ever think that there is always a
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i generally the forerunner of some1
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!, Profuse or Irregular Menses, eto.,
af which will produce Nervousness
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ll very soon be cured of Nervous
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f St. Jejeph's Liver Regulator.
RED FOR YEARS
ur stomach, rushing of blood to the head. I
re nervous spells and heart palpitation so
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inue their use.
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