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Telocity of Light.
Light travels with uniform motion
in any homogeneous medium1 so long
as its density and temperature remain
constant, but its velocity differs for
different media. Michelson found that
the velocity of light in the atmosphere
is 186,300 miles per second, which
corresponds to a velocity of 186,373
miles per second in the ethereal me
dium. The velocity of light in crown
glass is 122,614 miles, and in flint
glass about 113,600 miles per second.
A Klondike Swell.
Klondike Kid-Say, what sort of
cuff-buttons is them?
Dawson Dave-The real thing, my
boy. They are carved from genuine
corned beef.-Cincinnati Enquirer.
Can Oar Coast be Effectually Blockaded?
It confidence can be felt In the opinion of
military and naval officers in high places at
the seat of gnvernmen t. such is the vast extent
of our sea coast to Uookade lt effectual Iv,
even if our navy and sea coast defenses could
offer noadequato resistance, seems to be im
possible. V? hen a blockade of the bowels
exists, relieve constipation with Hostettcr's
stomach Bitters, which conquers dyspepsia,
malaria, rheumatism and kidney trouble.
The houses of parliament are ' partlv
lighted by forty thousand olectric lamps,
which number is being con-tautly Increased.
Fifty experienced electricians are employed
. to keep the system in order.
To Cure a Cold In One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Qr.inine Tablets." All
Druggists ref und money if It fails to cure. 35c.
At its present rate of oombustion it is
thoncht the sun will last from 7.030.000 to
15,000,000 years before burning itself out.
Beauty Ia Blood Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascareis. Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
Grities from the body. Begin to-day to
nish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cabarets,-beauty for ten cents. All dnrg
. gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c
Money talks, but tho silver dollar means
only about half what it savs.
J. S. Tarbor. Fredonia. X. Y.. says: "Shall
JDot call on you for the S100 reward, for 1 be
lieve Hall's Catarrh Cure will cure any case of
catarrh. Was very bad." Write him for par
ticulars. Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Health Wae Very Poor But Hood's
Sarsaparilla Has Cured Her.
"My daughter had scrofula swellings on
her nock and her health wus very poor.
Sho did not obtain lasting benefit from
medicines until she began taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla. Three bottlos ot this medi
cine ontirnly cured her and she has never
been troubled with scrofula since I have
great faith in Hood's Sarsaparilla." Mrs.
L. D. Effner. Ruth, N. Y.
Is America's Greatest Medicine. 31; dx for 35.
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills. 25cents.
The Oddest Robby In the World.
Probably the strangest hobby in the
world is that ot Henry Woolridge, of
Mayfield. Ky., who devotes all his mon
ey and time to developing his plot in
the local cemetery in a way which is
as grotesque as it is, happily, original.
His first modest and laudable effort
was to erect a plain monument to mark
the family resting place. Not satisfied
^writh this, however, he added to lt a
white marble shaft, bearing on its face
a relief presentment of himself on
. Having thus strrck the personal
note, "Uncle Henry," as he is familiar
ly called, had a life-sized statue of him
self erected at a cost of ?200. He then
Introduced statues of his mother and
eldest brother, to be followed shortly
by similar statues In Indiana limestone
of .a favorite niece and of a young girl
-~wno bad Drougttr'blin-flowers duri ag
His next ambition waa to see himself
on horseback, and the family gathering
was augmented by a life-size statue
of "Uncle Henry" on his favorite horse.
' Then followed presentments in sterne
of his favorite desrhound, "Tow Head."
chaiing a deer; another of a fox pur
sued by his foxhound, "Bob," and a
marble sarcophagus with a carved rep
resentation of his favorite gun.
The latest additions have been stat
ues of three of his brothers In the stiff
est of poses and the most prosaic of
dress. As "Uncle Henry," although 75
" years old, is still hale and more en
thusiastic than ever, it is certain that
this strange menagerie will receive
many more additions before he 6leep*
in the oddest environment with which
eccentricity ever surrounded a dead
"? DO MY OWN W0KK."
Bo Says Mrs. Mary Roohiette of
Linden, New Jersey, in this
Letter to Mrs. Pinkham.
I was bothered with a flow which
would be quite annoying at times, and
at others would almost stop.
" I used prescriptions given me by my
physician, but the
" After a
time I was j
taken with f
that I wasj|[
keep my bed.
Finally, ' in
gave up my doc
tor, and began
taking your medi
cine, and have certainly been greatly
benefited by its use.
"Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound has indeed been a friend to mc.
" 1 am now able to do my own work,
thanks to your wonderful medicine. I
was as near death I believe as I could
be, so weak that my pulse scarcely beat
and my heart had almost given out. I
could not have stood it one week more,
I ara sure. I never thought I would
be so grateful to any medicine.
" I shall use my influence with any
one suffering as I did, to have them
use Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Every woman that is puzzled about
her condition should secure the sympa
thetic advice of a woman who under
stands. C Write to Mrs. Pinkham at
Lynn, Mass., and tell her your ills.
"3 have been troubled a great deal
with a torpid liver, which produces constipa
tion. I found CASCARET3 to be all you claim
for them, and secured such relief the first trial,
that I purchased another supply and waa com
pletely cured. I shaU only bc too glad to rec
ommend Ciscares whenever the opportunity
ls presented." J. A. SMITH.
2920 Susquehanna Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.
TRADE MAHN RJOISTSITID
Pleasant, Palatable. Potent. Taste Goo?. Do
Good. Never Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. 10c. 25c. SOc.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
Slrrllsr IttBrd; Conpiuy, Chicago, Montreal. New York. KO
Daughter o?a Japanese Noble.
One of the students of the College
of Music in Cincinnati, known as
Katherine Agnes Gulick, is said to be
in reality Suma Matsu Honjo, the
daughter of a Japaueso noble, -who
married an American, Miss Emma Ty
ler, a relative of the president of that
Handsome Women Nurses Not Wanted.
The St. Lonis Republic says that
all handsome women who wish to
serve their country in the presont
crisis will have to do it as spies, as
commanding officers invariably prefer
plain and middle-aged women as
nurses. In a circular distributed by
the superintendent of nurses in 1861
women under 30 were informed that
they need not apply.
Idaho Is Gallant.
It would seem to be unnecessary
for women to go to the Klondike to
find husbands when women are so
much in demand in Idaho. It is said
to be hard to keep a school teacher
single ont there. An instance of this
fact is found in the three Misses
Busch, who went, one at a time, to
Givensville to teach, and when a sec
ond term expirod all three were mar
ried.-New York Tribune.
How to Tress Embroidery Properly.
In all cases of embroidery on linen
tho work should be carefully pressed
when fiuished, and it is important for
every embroiderer to know IIOAV this
may be done in tho simplest and saf
est manner. The proper way to press
the finished work is to lay the em
broidery face down on a clean cloth
spread over an irouing blanket or two
or throe thicknesses of flaunel. Place
a thin, dampened cloth on the back
of the article to be pressed and then
uso a hot iron deftly on tho wet sur
face until it is perfectly-dry. A steam
ing process is thus engendered where
by the embroidered linen is rendered
smooth, and the effectiveness of the
work much enhanced.
Women Jurors Try a Woman.
A case in which a woman was tried
by a woman jury was heard in Weiser,
Idaho, a few days ago. Mrs. George
L. Smith had done some sewing for
Mrs. Abshire and was to receive some
jars in payment. When she went for
them she was told they had been
given away, whereupon she helped
herself to some other property in lieu.
Mrs. Abshire protested and was
slapped by Mes. Smith, for which she
had the latter arrested. It was de
termined that a woman jury should
try tho case, and the towu became
greatly excited over the matter. Six
of the foremost ladies were impan
elled. After being out three hours,
they returned with p. verdict of ac
quittal at 10 o'clock at night.-St.
The Now Colors.
There are ten new colors this sea
son, each of which is produced in a
variety of materials.
Sevres is a new blue which is much
lighter than navy blue and not so in
tense as delft. It is a creamy blue
with a touch of gray in it.
Another new color is old blue,
"vieux blue, " as it is styled on the
placards. This blue has less gray in
it and is almost as deep as purple in
A very pretty sea green is volga,
which al3o partakes of gray. Arti
choke green is a brighter., happier
green of spring that will be very popu
Argent is, as the name implies, a
Sultan comes in two colors-sultan
yellow and sultan red-both showy
A popular color for either house or
street is panne, which is violet, bor
dering on the blue. Iodine is a red
between cardinal and crimson, and is
used a great deal for trimmings.
Women Investors Sought.
As investors women are usually
characterized either by extreme cau
tion or a certain seeming recklessness
often most profitable in final results.
It is this latter characteristic which is
frequently appealed to by the organ
izers of business enterprises in Chi
cago and elsewhere promising excep
tionally large returns-with the ac
companying risk of no returns at all.
There is a man in Philadelphia, a
promoter, who makes it his business
to deal with women investors only.
All his schemes aro presented to them,
and he has had considerable success
in floating stocks and bonds which a
capitalist of the male persuasion could
not be induced to notice. Numerous
undertakings of importance have been
started by women, to be afterward
taken up and carried to a safe and
profitable completion by men who
hesitated to assume the initiative.
Among the subscribers to Klondike
schemes are widows by the score.
Their judgment of an enterprise is in
stinctive and intuitive. They have
faitL\ and, once believers, their cour
age sticks to the last. New York has
a hundred rich widows who are as in
dependent as Semiramis, the beaute
ous and wise queen of Assyria. The
number of this class of investors" here
is also much more numerous than is
Perils of the Lace Veil.
The New York World's illustrations
of the "deadly lace veil" might be cut
out and pasted in every woman's hat,
to her eyesight's advantage. But
will foolish women ever abandon their
spotted, meshed lace veils for so tri
cing a cause as the preservation of
vision? What is blindness to one a la
mode? The oculist bugaboo hus failed
to frighten fashion, and so every
woman says her eyes are not affected
by a veil. Some other woman's may
be, but hera are stroug, and, besides,
how she looks without this coquettish
screen, which also serves to keep in
place the big, flower-laden hat. One
of these days a pricking in the eyes
annoys her. There is pain and dis
comfort when trying to read print,aud
lots of other signs that the optic
nerve ?3 kicking ut the treatment it
receives several hours in the day.
Oculist and optician profit by these
"becoming" lace veils, but though
their bills ave large the hardest pay
ment is made to vanity when eye*
#la*??3< uml even spectacle bWm*
the only saviours of the sight. On
the whole it seems worse to be spec
tacled than to go without the becom
ing veil. But where is the girl who
can believe what her elders tell her?
Experience is the penalty she paya
for ignorauce, and if it is unpleasant
experience it is the dearest thing in
her possession.-Boston Herald.
Very Bright Kid Gloves.
Gloves are no longer itnobtrusive.
The hands r.i-e well out in the fore
ground of color, and all the subdued
colored gloves are pu font in stacks on
the commonplace counters, where
people to whom a glove is a glove, so
it will be well fitting, may make their
choice contentedly. The exclusive,
tho high-priced, and the most sought
after gloves are of unmistakable tints
and stitchings, showing out in down
right blues and greens and canary
colors, which might be termed glaring
but for the fine tone and finish of the
skin. Gloves in glossy kid of a
bright, unhesitating blue, a cross be
tween the sky blue and indigo blue,
have ornate stitchings of cream silk to
distinguish them and bindings of the
same tint about the tops. Cadet blue
gloves are stitched and finished with
salmon pink. A pair of metallic green
gloves have black furbishiugs, and a
purplish plum colored pair are elab
orated with just a hint of green.
Light pearl gray gloves and those
of a darker tone of gray as well, have
embroidery stitching on the back and
wrist bindings of brickdust. red. Vivid
canary colored gloves have staring
black stitchings, and so on all through
the calendar of contrasts and colors.
However much popular opinion may
have discountenanced bright kid
gloves in the past, and notwithstand
ing the disfavor that the first advance
guard of these brilliant hand cover
ings met with in the winter when they
were first foisted on the public, they
have edged themselves in now to
stay. In a store that has to do with
setting the styles for a great majority
of discriminating shoppers, the .dis
play . f colors, when the high-priced
walking gloves are opened out ou the
counter, can only be duplicated in the
tulip beds and parterres of gay spring
blossoms in a flourishing garden. De
veloped in ordinary common kid, these
heyday hues would be unbearable, but
they come only in the best selected
skins, as the saleswomen will tell you,
skins of which a two-clasp glove sells
for $2.10, and the soft lustre recon
ciles von to the brilliant hue.-New
The fashionable garter harmonizes
with other lingerie.
Purple is one of the colors most fre
quently 6een in the new gowns.
Artificial flowers sewed on narrow
ribbons made an e fie ct i ve trimming
for evening gowns.
Chatelaines continue to grow in
popularity, and they aro to be de
rigour before long.
Gauze haircloth is now being used
to give tho stability necessary in ?
One of the uew dress fabrics has a
poplin ground with a jacquard figure.
It closely resembles crepon but is less
Costumes with jacket bodices will
be more in favor than ever this sea
son. The blouse will still be worn
and the bolero will probably be popu
Bibbons are in changeable colors,
gray shot with red, etc., stripes aud
plaids, some of them entirely of gauze
and others combined with silk and
satin. Velvet ribbons are also in
Striped velvets are coming in, the
stripes being small, dark colored "-sl
vet, alternating with light colored
silk. Printed velvet is also seen, ^ud
is employed in trimming woolen gowns
and in making entire waists.
Lace gowns will be much worn this
season, and lace will be in great de
mand in all departments of dress.
Lace accessories will be much used.
In lace and net dresses an interlining
of silk will be introduced '*etween the
principal material and the silk foun
The ruffled skirts which Paris
adopted to a limited extent last year
will be a boon when one has an old or
rather shabby skirt Be its color what
it may, it need only be ruffled from
hem to waistline with ruffles of black
net, edged with narrow satin or vel
Violets, velvet and Venetian lace
trimmings are so fashionable on bon
nets and toques worn in PanV. .md
sent to this country, that notwith
standing that these flowers decorate
seven-tenths of the headgear worn
here, they are likely to be elected by
a large portion of our best dressed
women as garnitures for their spring
hats and bonnets.
Braiding in vermicelli, French
arabesque, Greek key, trefoil, clover,
floral and purely conventional devices,
appears on many of the very stylish
imported garments, redingotes, jack
ets and small pelerines just brought
to view; and the new effects produced
by this graceful form of decoration
arouse quite as great a degree of ad
miration as if this were the initial
season of its vogife.
There is a very amiable lady who
uses her love-letters to score oft' her
husbaud when opportunity occurs.
It is her custom when her husband
says anything disparaging to her to
fetch out one of these relics of court
ship days and reel off the glowing
tribute to her virtues which is therein
contained. These letters originally
numbered somewhere about 200, but
owing to sundry successful raids which
the poor, persecuted husband has
made upon them,the number has been
considerably reduced. When he
penned the tender missives, little did
he imagine what instruments of tor
ture they would in later years become.
War Into Africa.
"Your wife is somewhat strong
minded, isn't she, Littlejohn?"
.'Strong-minded? A furniture polish
peddler came here yesterday and in
five minutes' talk she sold him some
polish Rho had made hersolfi "-Detroit
THE ENCHANTED MESA.
TRACES OF HABITATION FOUND ON
THE TOP OF KATZIMO.
Mr. Hodge round A Few Shafts and
Stone Weapon.-, but the Rocky Mesa
top Has Been Swept Bare by Many
Storms-Once the Home of Indians.
Mr. F. W. Hodge of the ethnologi
cal bureau writes for the Cjntury a?
account of his "Ascent of tho En
chanted Mesa," made last September.
Mr. Hodge says:
The rocky floor of the" mesa-top ha<?
been swept and carved and swept
again by the storm-demons of cen
turies since the "ancients" of the
fleeting forms we saw on tbe roofs in
the moonlight of the night before had
descended the ladder-trail in the early
morn of that fateful day,
Although the afternoon wtis still
young, I at once saw that the remain
ing boura of daylight would not suffice
for a thorough examination of the
summit. Directing tbs two Lagunas
below to gather together our blankets
and a sufficient supply of provisions
for a couple of ?neals.a recon?oissance
?was begun, and in a few moments a
fragment of greatly weather-worn an
cient pottery was picked npt
Tho storm of the previous day,
which drove the Indians frOm their
religious ceremonies, and gave birth
to the glittering little pools in the
verdaut valley below, afforded facili
ties for observation on the summit
that otherwise would not have been
possible. Here and there in the
rocky floor "pot-holes" had been
eroded by wind and rain, and were
now filled with water; but nowhere
else on the entire summit had the rain
found a resting-place. Over the
brink it had poured in scores of catar
acts, carrying with it stones and such
oar tb as it managed to gather from
the scanty store yet remaining,
The mesa-top was ones covered with
a fairly rich vegetation, pinons and
cedars predominating; but most of
these now stand gaunt and bare, or
lie prone and decaying on the bleak
surface, their means of subsistence
having been long washed away. A
few dozen more storms, and the
othors must inevitably perish. But
the examination of the surface of
Katzimo was not essential to a deter
mination of the fact that it was for
merly mantled with a thick Btratum
of earth; tbe talus had 'already told
the story that nu the very site of their
village the inhabitants of Katzimo had
au abundance of material with which
to make the balls of adobe mud de?
scribed by one of the Spanish chron
iclers of the sixteenth century. The
last remnants of their houses,together
with the fragments of their household
utensils, save such as we found, passed
over tho brink generations ago; but
one may still find an abundance of
the latter scattered through the
detritus which in places is piled half
way up the mesa's sides.
We built a huge fire around one of
the gauut specter* that stood about us
with outstretched arms; soou there
was a mighty blaze, and a shout of
approval reached us from the two
The next morning, while aiding
Major Pradt in making a survey of
the inesa-top, I was not a little sur
'prised to find three Acoma Indiaus
among us. They were by-no means
friendly at first, for, having seen our
fire the night before, they had come
to the top by moans of our ladders to
learn the cause of this unusual burst
of flame from their ancestral home
site, and to oust the intruders from
the height. The leader, who was the
war chief of the tribe, and a medicine
man, asked our business. We told
him. The natives became interested,
and said that their people had feared
wo were after their land. Being
assured wo had no desire to make our
future home on their dry sand-dunes
or drier mesas, but. that we wore
merely looking for pottery fragments,
the chief expressed serious doubt that
any relics could be found, inasmuch
as many ages had passed since
his people lived on the great table, and
ho believed all evidences of former
occupancy had been swept or washed
away. The interest of the three In
dians was quito apparent when I
showed them the fragment of pottery
picked up by Major Pradt the even
ing before, and they manifested no
unwillingness to search for other pot
sherds when I made the suggestion.
They were engaged in this quest only
a short while wben-they returned with
Ecveral fmg.nents of oxtremely an
dent, greatly worn earthenware, a
large projectile-point, a portion of a
shell bracelet.aud parts of two grooved
stone axes,all lichen-flecked with age,
and still moist from contact with the
ground. Thoroughly satisfied with
the outcome, I decided to bring the'
work to a close as soon as the survey,
the photographic work and the ex
amination of thc general features of
the mesa's summit were concluded.
Curious Treatment of Gunshot Wounds.
A correspondent of the Bombay (In
dia) Gazette, writing from Marnani of
recent British operations against the
Afridis, say3 : *
"One poor Yorkshireman who fell
into the enemy's hands was brought
back to us after two days. It appears
that ho was shot through the chest
near tho heart and was well cared for
by the Afridis, who spoke highly of
his pluck. Their mode of treatment
of wounds is curious, and this soldier
came to hospital with half a breast of
a chicken on each wound. As soon
as possible they kill a fowl, and while
the flesh is hot apply it to the wound,
and from Avhat our wounded 'Tommy'
told me it is grateful and comforting.
"One of thc Drabis who Avas cap
tured on Dec. 13, and who was kept
by the Afridis to help to dig graves,
tells mo all their wounded after the
fight on the 13th were treated with
rsw flesh freshly killed, some with
chickens, others with goat or bullock
flesh. This same Drabis says he alone
dug sixty graves, and that the Afridis
lost heavily on the 13th, and had a
very large number of wouuded as well
as killed. After all the dead were
buried the Drabis was thanked for his
trouble by a sound thrashing and told
to 'leg it,' which he gladly did.".
Dlrindvmitu?e of Wealth.
'The possession of great wealth has
been demoralizing to the Osage In
dians," said Mr. O. M. Bass of Okla
"Every year they are getting more
worthless aud more unwilling to. ex
ert themselves in auy useful way.
There are only 2000 of them, but they
own over 1,000,000 acres of fertile
land, have 30,000 000 in trust with
the government, - inch allows them
five per cent, iuterest, and have lands
lensed to cattlemen and farmers that
bring them in a handsome revenue.
Each family of the tribe owns over
5000 acres and about $30,000 in
money. The Indian isn't by nature
much of a worker, and when he has
snell a 'so! snap' as these Osages,
have, it ia lio wonder that ho degeu?
orates into A olpoaio loftier.''
?Var Experiences "With Teuts
lirions Kinds and With None.
. "Wien we started out," said a civ
toar iteran, "our regiment had tents
furnhhed by the state, just as many
other! equipments besides were in
thosedays at the outset to volunteer
regiments, and as ? suppose they wi
be ncc. Those tents were made to
hold fen men each. We had five
them ? each side of the compon
street They had a ridge pole sup
portee by a centre pole, forming
sort o great T. The tent was draw
I over t ie ridge pole from which i
slopec down all around to the ground
I where it was pegged down. The gui
were j tacked around the centre pole
In the ie tents the men nlept, lyin
like toe spokes of a wheel, with their
feet toward the centre, though in cold
?Weather they would often lie closer to
gether spoon fashion, to keep warm
Witi ten men in a tent there was no
room-o spare. They were made to
hold t lat number and no more) but
thefe ^?s likely to be sdmebody out
on gui rd duty or awny for one reason
and ni other, and so these tents were
" not alu'ays crowded. There was some
times "a little spare space. It was a
mighty little) but as compared with
ilotliirif! it was room. This spare
space when it did exist was variously
utilized, ?n the tent that I was in
with one Or two men out, we used the
space for & stove which we built of
bricks and some jueces of iron that
we ?ot fr?m a clismnntled building
near where our camp was located, with
a chimney of tomato cans, which for
some reason we couldn't get to draw;
"When those first big tents Avere
Worn-out, ne they were in a fen- months,
they I?rere not renewed. From the
time of. leaving the state we had
ceased to draw supplies from the state.
We had become actually ? part of the
army anet we drew army supplies*
When we needed tents we drew from
the quartermaster's department the
regulation A tents, wedge-shaped,and
about seven feet square at the base,
and made to hold four men, or five on
a pinch? I remember very well the
first camp we had with our new tents.
Wo made a new camp ground at a lit
tle distance from the old, and pitched
tne tents there. They were brand
new, of a uniform whiteness, and they
certainly did look slick and handsome
"We liked these tents better than
the old ones. With four men in a
tent, in a settled camp, it was possible
to build raised bunks for two men
each, a bunk on each side of the tent,
with a little gangway between; where
you could stand, or put your feet if
you were sitting on the edge of the
bunk. Sometimes with four in a tent
the men build separate bunks, one on
each side, and two bunks one above
the other in the middle. Then there
were*twp narrow gangways and each
man had h separate bed. The bods
were harrow, of course, but any sort
of bed was a great thing, aud an A
tent was as good as a house.
"There were times whon all we had
were shelter tents, half of a shelter
tent being a piece of cotton cloth about
six feet In length by three or four
feet in width. Two pieces fastened
together made a tent, or rather a shel
ter for two men. Sometimes a man
preferred to sleep alone under his owu
single piece, rigged up the best way
he could fix it, so that he could crawl
under it. H? had to lie straight and
quiet to keep under it, And then there
wex? times when men had no tents at
all,or no chance topitch them, and when
they just simply, lay down without
Bhelter aud were glad ai the chance,
but whatever a nan might have or be
without, he always hung on to hi? rub
ber blanket?"-New York Sun.
Trill ts of Clirtractcr.
There is a great prevalence of leffc
handedness in Chicago. This is par
ticularly-noticeable iii the way tho citi
eens of that metropolis enter a build
ing. If a niau approaches a building
whero the entrance consists of two
Bwinging doors, he will invariably
reach out with his left hand,pull open
the loft hand door and make a wild
dash to get inside, running the risk of
collision with anybody who remem
bers that to go to the right is thc first
law of navigation on land.
The lazlestand dirtiest people in the
world have recently been discovered
in tho Caucasus. They are the Svau
tians, who live in an inaccessible)
mountain range between tho Black
sea and the Carian sea, and as they
were 2500 years ago, EO they are to
day. It is their invariable rule to
make four days a week holidays, with
saints' days as extras.
The Petit Journal of Paris,snys that
nothing is so curious and instructivo
as to observe the Englishman when
traveling as compared with tho
Frenchman. Tho former is Cul in,
punctual, precise and with only tho
necessary quantity of baggage. He
will journoy through China with mere
ly a valise. He loves travel; it is to
lum an inclination and a felt want.
On the other hand, the Frenchman
.when journeying is restless, nervous,
impatient, bored; the entire time ho
spenels looking furtively at his watch,
or consulting the railway time-table.
He is always crowdod up with parcels
in aeldition to his portmanteaux. He
is, as a rulo, encumbered with many
useless articles. In fact, he dislikes
travel, which he finds an ennui and a
Victim of Thirteen.
The lato Woolf Joel, the many times
millionaire, who was murdered re
cently at Johannesburg, was noted for
his abstinence from anything in the
shape of "blue verbiage" in his speech.
He rather prided himself, says a Lon
don correspondent of the New York
Mail and Express, on never using au
oath except in serious temper, aud he
was very seldom, if ever, out of
humor. A curious fact has transpired
concerning him, which will interest
the Thirteen club. He arranged for
a party of fourteen by way of a fare
well dinner just before he sailed from
England. One of his guests was un
able to attend. Mr. Joel remarked on
the common superstition, and added
that as it was generally supposed that
he who rose first from the table would
be tho first to die he would take the
risk upou himself and take precedence
in moving from his seat. He did, and
you know the rest.
In the recent Abyssinian campaign
an Italian captain who wore a glass
eye was accustomed to remove the
counterfeit optio every evening and
put in his purse before retiring for
the night. Seeing this the natives de
clared that he took out one of his
eyes and left it to look after his money
and prevent anybody from stealing it.
Sacrifice Which Paid.
"So that absconding cashier got
away by sacrificing his beard, did he?"
asked the reporter.
"Yes," said the detective, "I missed
him by a ojona ~haYe,"r-.TndianapQli
BREAD OP NATIONS.
[lew the Staff of Life Is Made Among the
It is a curious and interesting study
to compare the Tarions materials w^ich
serve the different nations of the world
as the basis of their bread. In this
country, where good bread, made from
spring and fall wheat flour, is within
reach of all, rarely a thought ls given
to the fact thatt after all, the inhabi
tants of only a small portion of the
earth's surface enjoy such a food. In
the remoter part of Sweden the poor
make and bake their rye bread twice
a year, and store the loaves away, so
that eventually they are as hard as
bricks. Further north still bread ie
made from barley and oats. In Lap
land oats, with the inner bark of the
pine, are used. The two together, well
ground and mixed, are made Into large
flat cakes, cooked in a pan over a fire.
In dreary Kamchatka pine or birch
bark by itself, weil macerated, pound
ed and baked, frequently constitutes
the whole of the native bread food. The
Icelander scrapes the "Iceland moss"
off the rocks and grinds it into fine
flour, which serves both for bread and
puddings. In some parts of Siberia,
China and other eastern countries a
fairly palatable bread is made from
buckwheat. In parts of Italy chest
nuts are cooked, ground into meal and
used for making bread. Durra, a varie
ty of the millet, ls much used in the
countries of India, Egypt, Arabia and
Asia Minor for making bread. Rice
bread is the staple food of the Chinese,
japanese and a large portion of the
inhabitant' of India. In Persia the
bread is made from rice flour and milk;
it is calldd '"lawash." The Persian
oven is built in the ground, about the
siz? of a barrel. The sides are smooth
mason Work. The fire is built at the
bottom and kept burning until the
Walls or sides Of the oven are thor
oughly heated. Enough dough to form
a sheet about one foot wide and about
two feet long is thrown on the bench
and rolled until about as thin as sole
l?ather? then it is taken up and tossed
?nd roiled from one arm to the other
?nd flung on the board and slapped on
the side of the oven. It takes only a
few moments to bake, and when baked
it is spread out to cool. This bread is
cheap (one cent a sheet); it is sweet
and nourishing. A specimen of the
"hunger bread" from Armenia is made
of cloverseed, flax or linseed meal,
:inixed with edible grass. In the Mo
lucca Islands the starchy pifh of the
sago palm furnishes a white, floury
meal. This is made up into flat, ob
long loaves, Which are baked in curi
ous little Ovens, each being divided
Into oblong cells to receive the loaves.
Bread ls also made o? roots in some
parts of Africa and South America. It
is made from manico tubers. These
roots are ? deadly poison if eaten in
the raw state, but make a good food
if properly prepared. To prepare it
for bread the roots are soaked for sev
eral days in water, thus washing out
the poison; the fibers are picked out,
dried and ground into flour. This ls
mixed with milk, if obtainable; if not,
Water ls Used. The dough ls formed
into little round loaves and baked in
hot ashes or dried in the sum
"Has my daughter been profiting
by your instructions in art?" inquired
,r?es, answered the teacher. "Twas
a little discouraged at first, but I can
now assure you that abe is getting
''What progress has she made?''
.,"She has finally become convinced
tllAt she doesn't know more about it
than tha old masters."-Washington
Women in Uaslncss.
From (he Free Press, Detroit, Mich.
A prominent business mnn recently ex
pressed the opinion that there ls one thing
that will prevent women from completely
filling man's pince In the business world
thoy can't be depended Upon because they
Are sick too ofton. This is rofutod by Mrs.
C. W. Munsfleld, a business woman ol 58
Farrar St., Detroit, Mich., who says:
"A complication of female ailments kept
mo awake nights and wore me out. I could
get no relief from medicine and hope was
slipping away from mo. A young lady In
my employ crave mo a box of Dr. Williams'
Tink Tills for Palo People. I took them
and was uble to rest at night for the first
time In months. I bought more and took
thom and they cured me as they also cured
several other people to my knowledge. I
think that If you should ask Hny of the drug
gists of Detroit, who nre the best buvers of
Dr. Williams'Pink Pills they would say the
young women. These plils certainly build
up the nervous system and manya young
womau owos her life to thom.
"Asa buslnoss woman I am pleased to
me than any
and I can
c rod it for
No dlscovory oi modern timo3 has done
so much to enable women to take their
proper place In Hie by safe-guarding their
heulth as Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People. Acting directly on the blood nnd
nerves, invigorating the body, regulating
tho functions, they restore the strength
and health to tho exhausted woman when
every effort of tho physician proves una
For tho growing girl they are of tho
greatest benefit, for the mother indispensa
ble, for every woman invaluable.
For paralysis, locomotor ataxia, and
other diseases long supposed Incurable,
these pills have provod their efficacy In
thousands of cases.
PROPRIETOR-No, I can't give you a
job. I find it hard work to keep what
clerks I've got busy. Boy-I won't
bother you that way; I can keep busy
a long time doing very little.-Truth.
Edncnte Vonr nowell With Cuscareta.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c, 35c. If C. C. C. fall, druggists refund money.
As oarly as47 B. C. the great Alexandrian li
brary contained over 40.0JJ valuable books.
I Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teothinir. softens tho gum-?, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 2?c. a bottle.
ST.VITUS' DANCE. SPASMS and all nerv
ous dlsoases permanently cured by the me of
Dr. Kline's Oreftt Nerve Restorer. Send for
FR RE SLOG trial bottle and treatise to Dr.
R. H. Kline. Lt !.. 031 Aren Street. Phila., Pa.
Piso's Curo cured mo of a Throat and Lung
trouble of three years' standing.-E. CAOY,
Huntington. Ind., Nov. 12, 1894.
Frankfort pawnbrokers found it necessary
to enlarge their premises for bicycle storage.
To Care Constipation Forever.
_,Take Cascarets Candy Catbartla 10o or 25a
ir C. C. C. fall to euro, druggists refund money.
It is as hard to impose on some men P. sec
ond time as It is easy to do lt tho first time.
The New York Ledger is now successfully
sold by br'ght boys and girls, who thus
earn many valuable premiums. Two cents
profit on each copy sold. No money re
quired In advance. Send name and ad
dress for complete outfit, Including Prem
ium List, to Robert Bonner's Sons, Ledger
Building, 1G0 William St., N. Y. City.
The wings that riches have are nearly
always used in going instead of coming.
No-To-Bao tot Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco babit cure, makes weak
men strong, blood pura 60c, ?l AU druggists.
The romarka of a college proie tror PI
usually Migewaat tautologlo&h
Testing Children's Eyes.
An examination of some twenty-five
?lementary schools in London was
made recently by the authorities, 8,125"
mildren being subjected to certain
dmple tests Of vision, and of these it
:urned out that just under 40 per cent
?vere possessed of normal vision In
ioth eyes, and between two thousand
ind three thousand of those of defec
tive vision were most carefully exam
ned. The basis governing such el
imination was the combination pre
sented to the eye of refracting agen
cies, the lens, cornea, etc., which focus
the visible rays of light upon the re
lina-a nervous, sensitive screen at tho
back of the eye, corresponding to the
sensitive plate upon which the photo
grapher obtaids his negative. In nor
mal vision, rays coming from a distant
object are focused exactly upon the
retina, while for near objects the eye
exerts its power of accommodation, by
which tlie refractive strength of the
lens is Increased. The common opti
cal defects, all of which result in im
paired vision in a lesser or greater de
gree, are of three kinds. Thus, in ca3ea
of myopia, or short sight, either the
eyeball is too long or the refractory
combination is too strong, with the re
sult that the image falls, not on the
retina, but some little distance in front
of lt; second, in cases of hypermetro* i
pia, the eyeball is too short, or the re
fractive combination too weak, with
the result that the Image is formed be- t
hind the retina; and in cases of astig- I
matism the surface of me cornea is not J
truly spherical, the curve of two axes ?
at right angles to each other being dif
The "Ivory" is a favor
makes a profuse rich lather,
be removed and leaves the :
It costs about one-fifth
shaving soaps and many whe
pose for years, will not hav
The vegetable oils of whi
for many special uses for whi
A WORD OF WARNING.-There are
"Just as good as the 'Ivory';" they.ARE
peculiar and remarlublo qualities, of the gc
upon getting IL
CmWlM by tte Fra!?
I suffering am
flSa! and prostrai
Wk oases. The \
S&fr* is obligator
?j lng ir. not. *3
dons may so
take the tro
dency to cc
Gerstle's^'Female Panacea br
wife of one of our tenants. She had n?
medicine lias cured her and she is loud
Get this medicine from your (
send ns $1.00 and wo will send yoi
L. GERSTLS & CO., Props.
Blood Purifier, Kidney and Liver Regulator.
200 DAYS' TREATMENT, $1.00.
Containing a Registered Guarantee
By mail, postage paid, 32-pago Book and
Testimonials, FREE. Sold onlybyAjrcutsfor
THE ALONZO 0. BLISS CO..Washington,D.C.
fi Standard ill^n.
Tuition for tenn $i2"o- $26. Board KS per month. In
clubs ii. Sand for frep catalogue. Thc President.
Rib?, HEW HOME f-URD. P?!n!?i,rio
Wm. Col?ege, S, C, K
Canse for Offense.
"Have you given him no reason to
e offended with you?"
"Well, I suppose it was virtually a
if t, although he was particular at the
me to call it a loan."
Lifo Isn't Worth Living
?ono who suffora the maddening agony of
cz9ma. Tetter And such Irritating, itching
ein diseases. Every roughness of the skin
?om a si m plo chap to Tetter and Ringworm
/en of long standing is completely, quickly
ad surely cured by Tetterlne. Is comfort
orth 50 cents to you? That's the price of
etterino at drue stores, or by mail for prico
i stamps from J. T. ShuDtrine. Savannah, Ga.
The most successful farm-;rs seem to bo
ctiuj as editors of agricultural papers.
Try Allen's Foot-Kase,
A powder to be shaken into the shoes.
Lt this season your feet feel swollen, ner*
ous und hot, and get tired easily. If you
lave smarting feet -or tigbt shoes, try
dion's Foot-Ease. It cools the foet and
oakes walking easy. Cures ?wollen and
wea ting feet, blisters and callous spots.
?el i oves corns and bunions of all pain and
rives rest and comfort. 10,000 testimonials,
fry it to-day. Sold by all druggists and
ihoe stores for 25e. Trial package FREE.
Address, Allen S. Olmsted, Lo Roy, N. Y.
Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous?
ess arter first day's uso of Dr. Kline's Groat
?*erve Restorer. $2 trial bottleand treatise free.
)n. R. H. KLTNB. Ltd., 331 Arch St, Phila., Pa.
.yon dc Co'? "Pick Leaf" Smoking Tobccco
ives the consumers tho very best Tobacco
hey can Ret. 2 ounces for 10 conta. It is fast
duning Its way to public favor. Trv it
When tho ghost falls to wai. the end man's
tones cease to rattle.
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoko Tour Ufo Away. "
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag*
lette, lull of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To
?ac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
xrong. All druggists, 50c or tl. Cure guaran
eed Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Uemedy Co., Chicago or Now York;
Kind words never die; if they did probably
hoy would ba moro appreciated.
ite shaving soap because it
which softens the beard to
as much as the so-called
) have used it for this pur
e any other.
ich Ivory Soap is made, fit it
ch other soaps are unsafe or
many white soaps, each represented to bs
NOT. but like all counterfeits, lack the
mulne. Ask for " J.vory " Soap and Insist
r i OiaMl CN. gacinill
g Down Stairs
G heavy burdens, washing, iron
abbing and other laborious duties
luctive of an enormous amount of
:ong women who are already weak
fcedby the ravages of female dis
jerformanco of these heavy la^rs
jr* to many women, but the suffer
rhis feature of the household hur
on be removed if women will only
uble to learn how. A few bottles of
e all menstrual irregularities, and
i entire female organism to its
ditton. Take St. Joseph's Liver
n small doses if there is any ten
msti patton or indigestion.
OR A YEAR.
is mndo a most wonderful cure on the
en bed-fast for twelve months, but your
in her praises of same.
HIXON BROS.. Claiborne. Ala.
iruggist. If ho does not keep it,
i a bottle, all charges paid.
, Chattanooga, 1>nn.
BRISTLE TWINE, BABBIT, &o,,
FOR A??Y MAKE OF GIN.
ENGINES, BOILERS AND PRESSES
And Repairs for samo. Shafting, Pulleys,
Betting, Injectors, Pipes, Valves and Fittings.
LOMBARD IRON WORKS & SUPPLY CO.,
IS JUSTAS COCO FOR ADULTS.
WARRANTED. PRICE SOctS.
GALATIA , ILLS., Nov. 15,1893.
Paris Medicine Co., St. Loula, Mo.
Gentlemen:-Wo eold last year. 600 bottles of
GROVE'S TASTELESS CIIfLL TONIC and bavo
bouRht three gross already this year, la all our ex
perience of lt years, iii tho drug business, novo
never sold an article that gave such universal calla,
lactlon os your Tonic Wnrty, & ^
MENTION THIS PBPERSS^SR
.ORESWERE ALL ELSE FAILS. R
Bart Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use !
Sold by drcfftlrta,
-i^'O N ? VI:M P T? ? i M .