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Tnt "Rattleweed Plant.
The rattleweed or rattlebox, is a
hairy annual plant from three to eigh
teen inches high, having small yellow
flowers. It bears seed pods about an
inch ki length and they make very
cunning little rattles, when the seeds in
them have become detached after
.ripening. Th- rattlebox is native in
low, 6andy soils all over the eastern
part of the United States. The poison
ous constituent is unknown, but it re
sides both' in the leaves and seeds.
Animals that eat the seeds and leaves
juffer from a general decline of vigor.
New York Sun.
What will Become or China?
None can foresee the outcome of tho quarrel
hetwoon foreign powers oTer the division of
. China. It ts> Interesting to watch the peing to
Sleces of this ancient but unprogresslve race,
[any people In America are also going to
pieces because of dyspepsia, constipation,
blood, liver and stomach diseases. We are
living too fast, but strength, vigor and good
health can be retained if we keep efl and cure
the above diseases with Uostettor's Stomach
In Costa Rica canary bl rds! bullfinches and
paroqaots are special table dainties.
Don't Tobacco Spit ?nd Smoko Tour Life Away.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, bo mag
netic, full of life, nerve and vicor, take No-To
Bac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 50o or fl. Curo guaran
teed. Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Kemedy Co., Chicago or New York.
In a recent book on China the author says
that Chinese burclar* are difficult to catch, ns
they oil their bodies all over and twist their
pigtails into bunches stuck full of needles.
To Cure a Cold In Ono Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund money if lt fails to cure. 35c.
The only soap which the Hindoos of the
orthodox type empiov is made entirely of
vegetable products. But soap is little used
in Iodia. being almost an unknown luxury
with the natives.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the ?ums. reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wi nd colic. 35c. a bottle.
Forty years ago the first missionary was
eaton on the Fiji islands.
To Cure Constipation Forever.
Take Cascarots Candy Cathartic. 10c or 25c.
If C. C. C. fall to cure, druggists refund money.
Over 400 diamonds are known to have been
recovered from the ruins of Babylon.
After six years' suffering I was cured by
Plso's Cure.-MARY THOMSON, 29^ Ohio Ave.,
Alteghany. Pa.. March 19,1894.
W. H. Griffin, Jackson, Michigan, writes:
'-offered with Catarrh for fifteen years.
^Hall's Catarrh Cure cured me." Sold by Drag
? gists. 75c._.
Fits permanently oured. No fits or nervons
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. $2 trial bottle and treatisef ree.
DR. FL H. KLINE. Ltd., 931 Arch Sir, Phlla.. Pa.
Tho totsl nnmber of United States vessels
. encircling Cuba is 77.
No-To-Bac for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit euro makes weak
men strong, blood pure. 50c, SI. All druggists.
The Victoria cross carries with it a pension
of $250 a year for life.
Lyon ACo'i "Pick Leaf "Smoking Tobacco
ls the "best of the best." 2 ounces and cigar
ette book for 10 cents. Try it
Swallows have been met at sea more than
1,000 miles from land.
Educate Yonr Bowels With Cascarets.
Candy Cathartic, caro constipation forever.
10c, 23c. If C. C. C. fall, druggists refund monoy.
Savaces, on the whole, live longer than civ
By working hard, and then you can get
rested aguia. But ii you are tired all the
lime it means that your blood is poor.
You neod to take Hood's Sarsaparilla, the
fcreat euro for that tired feeling because
lt is tho great enricher and vltalizer of the
blood. You will find appetite, nerve,
mental and digestivo strength in
Hood's Pills curenausea,indigestion. 23c
Japan's First Skyscraper.
Over in Japan the people never have
dared to build their houses or stores
or office buildings more than two or
three stories high. If they did the
next lively earthquake that came along
would tumble them ail down. And yet
Japan has recently made long strides
toward civilization and is introducing
many of the wonders of human indus
try which have characterized the civ
ilization of America and Europe.
Recently an architect has drawn
- pians for a fifteen-story "skyscraper"
to be built in tho city of Tokio, and
the money has been secured to. com
plete the work. It will have the usual
steel framework and its architect
thinks that no earthquake ever will
shake it fiewn. No doubt when it is
completed it will be a remarkable sight ;
standing, as it will, among the low
buildings of the city. It will be pro- j
?Ided with elevators, and the Japanese
will have an opportunity for the first j
time of experiencing the sensation ot
falling ten or fifteen stories and land
ing safely.-Chicago Inter-Ocean.
A Three Mile Bridge.
The proposed iron bridge over the
Amu-Daria river, on the Central Asian
railway, would replace a wooden
bridge built when the Transcaspian
Railway was built. The site is about
130 miles northeast of Merv. As the
river overflows its banks, the new
bridge would be 13,887 feet, or almost
three miles long, and seventy-two feet
above the normal water level to keep
clear of the drift coming down. The
estimated total cost of the bridge is
$2,500,000, and a Russian firm has se
cured the contract for the metal work.
[A TALK WITH MRS. PINKHAM.]
A woman with the blues is a very Tin
comfortable person. She is illogical,
unhappy and frequently hysterical.
The condition of the mind known as
** the bines," nearly always, with wo
men, results from diseased organs of
It is a source of wonder that in this
age of advanced medical science, any
person should still believe that mere
force of will and determination will
overcome depressed spirits and nerv
ousness in women. These troubles are
indications of disease.
Every woman who doesn't under
stand her condition should write to
Lynn, Mass., to Mrs. Pinkham for her
advice. lier advice is thorough com
mon sense, and is the counsel of a
learned woman of great experience.
Read the story of Mrs. F. S. BENNETT,
Westphalia, Kansas, as told in the fol
" DEAR MRS. PIXKHAM:-I have suf
fered for over two years with falling,
enlargement and ulceration of the
womb, and this spring, being in such
a weakened condition, caused me to
flow for nearly six months. Some time
ago, urged by friends, I wrote to you
for advice. After using the treatment
which you adwsed for a short time,
that terrible flow stopped.
"I am now gaining strength and
flesh, and have better health than I
have had for tho past ten years. I
wish to say to all distressed, suffer
ng women, do not suffer longer, when
there is one so kind and willing to
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound is a woman's remedy for wo
man's ills. More than a million wo-,
men have been benefited by it
Bretelles Are Worn.
Bretelles are ene of the features of
the new gowns, and they are plain,
scalloped, cut out in squares, plaited
or gathered, as y.-n like. They follow
in regular order th J sloping shoulder,
which must be cultivated now, since
they assist in producing the desired
Plain Skirts Still Worn.
Skirts that are tucked, ruffled,
flounced, braided or decked with
mellings of lace,or material are adrift
over the world of fashion, yet tho
severely plain skirt is not out o? style,
but appears in graceful lines and,with
out any marked difference in its gen
eral o'utlines; but, of course, it invites
decoration, as this ?3 so essentially a
Patent Loather Fad.
A new bolt is of patent loather. The
buckle and eyeholes are of brass or
silver gilt aud very large. Hat bands
of patent loather come to match, and,
of course, the purse must match also.
Very swagger is the appearanco of a
gi-l wearing the newest thing iu pa
tent leather, especially if her skirt and
shirt waist are of white duck and hat
of plain white straw. With such a
costume tan sh 63 must be discarded,
and as patent leather draws the feet
in warm weather, the shoe must be
black kid, heavily trimmed in patent
A Bevival of tho Plain liodice.
Without doubt we are started on
the road to light-fitting bodices once
more, and the autumn will see street
gowns made in this style, which is
necessarily the proper accompaniment
for the sheathliko skirt that now has
a hold ou woman's fancy. Of course
they will be trimmed, but the trim
mings will be flat and more severe
thau have been seen for some seasons
past. Many of the early summer
street costumes were paraded in this
style, which, after all, is more suit
able for street and shopping wear.
Womau's Home Compaufon.
A Woman City Clerk.
Mrs. Flora Hays, at Fraukton,Ind.,
is the first woman in that state whoso
name has ^bceu officially placed upon^
an election ballot. She has been nomi
nated by the Citizens' party of Frank
ton for tho office of city clerk, and
this year the office heads the tickgt.
The campaigu therefore will be fought
out under her name. ' Mrs. Hays has
also the honor of being the first woman
to hold a city office in Indiana. Two
[.years ago her husband was elected city
clerk, but shortly after his election ho
died. She circulated a petition ask
ing to be permitted to fill his place.
She was qualified aud proved to be a?
efficient an officer as the city has ever
had. Mrs. Hays is 20 years old. Her
knowledge of business is as thorough
as that of any man who has ever held
this office.-New York Tribune.
Tho Benefit* of Wheeling*.
With the stores cutting the rates of
bicycles, it is within tue power of
every woman to possess a wheel. The
society woman has the plainest wheel
of the most standard make, and the
little cash girl, on hor salary of $3 a
week, rides to her place of business on
a reliable wheel bought on the instal
rtymffp1nn Wag Shaj^flspRRro gifted
with second sight when he said: "AU
the world's awheel?".
The wheel is?*ertainly "man's best
gift to woman,"with apologies for the
paraphrase. It has enabled the wom
an, whose horizon has been bounded
b.y brick and mortar, to get a glimpse
of clear skies, fresh fields, and fill her
lungb with air untainted with the city's
dust. It strengthens the muscles,
makes tho flesh firm and sends the
blood through the body with health
ful, even foii?e that is lifo giving.- j
Now York Journal.
Tho Matter of Height.
If you ?re tall and slender how well
you look in those 15 flounced skirts,
each one edged with the narrowest of
black velvet. They all dip a little
toward tho front, and when "made
up" iu white gauze or \Vhite silk or
gandie they are looked upon as some
thing smarter than if built of colors,
because the craze for black aud white
?is not yet on the wane. Taking it for
granted that your choice is white,with
black for trimming, yonr bodice must
be gathered into a b?ack bolt ana your
neck be cut out iu such a pretty V
back and frout ; the two narrow flounces
matching the skirt will trim it well
with full niching of tulle for heading,
the wholo giving you such fine width
across the shoulders and showing off
the lovely lines of your neck and the
graceful pose of the head. Your arms
are rather too long aud slender un
covered, but seen through the trans
pavent material in mousquetaire shir
rings they are faultless. As you walk
across the room your black gauze sash
with its long plisse ends.in the back
and its bunch of short loops, with a
big diamond buckle in thc middle, is
really quite a perfect ipuch. Your
golden hair, raised up high on the top
of your head, adds to your height and
you excel in the way you have it
waved, and the knot at the top, to
gether with just the right kind of
short, loose curls, arranged so becom
ingly on yonr brow. Of course you
wear your pearls-nobody's neck is
dressed without them-and your jew
eled ornaments exceedingly choice,,
and you never overdo the matter.
Look to Your tittle Finger.
The fact that the baud looks shap
lier and more graceful when the mid
dle and third fingers are slightly curved
away from the index and little finger
is shown by tho models in tho glove
store windows, aud while it is affecta
tion to hold the hands in such a posi
tion, yet this exercise, to make the
pose natural, should be practiced.
Some one has said somewhere that
tho number of cultured generations
back of an individual may be judged
by the degree of curve in the little
finger. Observation will jprove this
more or less true. When one so?, s a
person holding a glass or cup with
the little linger thrust out and curved
until it resembles a hook, a little in
vestigation will almost invariably
show that the desire for culture has
just awakened in that particular fam
ily, and in its newness is somewhat
overstepping the mark. Affectation is
a sign of lack of breediug.
Some of the old painters understood
hands to perfection. Long, rounded
hands, with slightly curved fingers
and gently bent wrists, are character
istic of the women whose beauty they
have made memorable. Sometimes,
perhaps, the beautiful hands were
those of some other model than th">
pictured one; but the painters knew
that beautiful hands were as neces
sary as beautiful facea in order . to
Hake a barmoQioug pioture.
The people of almost every other
nation have more graceful hands than
we have; and those who use their
hands most freely M'hen conversing
are by far the most graceful. The
hands which make no superfluous
movements, which appear to obey
readily and easily their owner's will,
whose movements are free, rhythmic
and gentle, are the really graceful
ones.-"Woman's Home Companion.
Summer Fun? nn<l Hat Pins.
Fans to match evoiy costume are
what the fashionable woman must now
provide. There is an iramopso vari
ety to choose from, so this should not
be a formidable task.
With the slight increase in the size
of the preseut style of fans, the os
trich feather fan has again returned
to favor. Almost every womau has
one of these handsome faus stowed
carefully away, and now is the time
to bring it forth. Ostrich fans are
peculiarly graceful, and make a hand
some adjunct to the most elegant toi
A late fancy is the violot fan. Tn
the shops these are very expensivo,"
but the girl with quick fingers and
artistic eye can easily manufacturo
ouotat home. The foundation is a
white silk or satin, fan, with ?yither
long, plain sticks. Medium silk vio
lets are chosen and are glued carefully
on. They must not look stiff, but as
if they had fallen carelessly upon the
fan. The fan is laid fiat while, the
violets are fastened on, and is then
pressed with a heavy weight until
thoroughly dry. It ia not intended
to close, but hangs as an ornament
from the side. Other small Howers,
forget me nots, heather or lilies of the
valley, are used iu the sam? way, and
the flower fans are among the pretti
est of the season's novelties.
More gorgeous are the lace fans,
embroidered with spangles, with jew
eled sticks. Fans of this variety are
very costly and very frail.
More dainty and varied than ever
aro the Japanese fans. They are truly
the friends for hot weather. A num
ber are quite handsome enough to be
carried with fashionable gowns. The
summer home is not complete without
a large assortment of every size and
Flics, bugs and creeping things are
most popular for hatpins. There is a
huge bumble bee enamelled in its
own brilliant colors, with jeweled
eyes. Dragon flies which sparkle in
the sunlight aro very pretty fasteners
for the dainty summer millinery.
Long green lizards, tho bodies studded
with emeralds and the eyes of rubies,
make costly and coveted hatpins.
Butterflies, too, como in for a good
share of popularity. Both in genuine
and imitation brilliants they are
shown in every conceivable variety.
Yery chaste are the pins of huge
American pearls rising from a chalice
of finely cut rhinestoues. Jade is a
novelty for hatpins and is beiug used
extensively. . The jade stone is" con
sidered a talisman against evil. Here
again is noticed the craze for military
buttons. Mounted tx : burnished,
they are worn in po*5 , one on either
side of tl '
A cheap, flashy hatpin will spoil thi
appearance of the most eyj?usivo hat.
The.sensible woman buys a solid gold
or silver pin with a handsome and
substantial head. The purchase proves
a good investment in point of looks
and durability.-San Francisco Ex
Fashion Notos. .
Bracelets and bangles are again in
Soft hato will take tho place of the
derby for wheel wear.
Children will wear tan stockingi
and shoes with their summer attire.
Brown and tan stockings will De the
'proper color with shoes of a like color.
Batistes with colored grounds will
be covered with loose floral designs.
Small checked ginghams in all colors
are finding favor with the fashion
Fancy hosiery still continues popu
lar, judging from the sales at the
The wool golfingstockingaarc giving
place to the ?ilk and cotton ones ol
Bed chambray with black embroid
ered designs will be a favorite design
for summer wear.
Black cotton hose, with fancy col
ored silk welts, are selling well this
season for golfing."
Plain black hose will be worn much
this season by those who do not care
for fancy footwear.
Black dotted Swisa gowns aro made
up over color and trimmed with rows
and rows of black lace insertion.
All tho light tints will bo in voguo
this season, and will be elaborately
trimmed with lace and embroidery.
The English walking hat still holds
a place in fashion, and is often pro
fusely trimmed with plumes and jet.
Among summer hats a chip with
white mousseline de soie and sweet
peas will bo a chic headdress for young
A pretty hat now popular is a white
Ieghoi-u with yellow plumes, white
duchess lace trimming and long
A pretty bit of dainty underwear is
a short chemise of the finest crepe de
chine, finished around the neck with
a lace trimmed frill of finest white
Sailor hats will be worn with low
crowns and narrow brims this season.
A fashionable trimming will be a fold
ed scarf wound around the crown and
tied at the left side.
The woman who wears chiffon would
do well to use mousseline de soie in
'its place this summer, for it is as
nearly indestructible os a pretty, soft
material can be. It will stand pack
ing well and dampness does not ruin
it. But every woman who does her
own shopping with care knows that.
How Fugles Fish.
Down among the oaks aud other
timber that lines tho shores of Merry
Meeting bay a colony of eagles has
lived for generations. During tho
summer months they subsist largely
on fish. The mode of procuring them
is very ingenious. Most any day they
may be seen perched upon a conveni
ent stump or bough near the water's
edge like gray, grim sentinels silently
waiting for something to turn up.
That something is a fishawk, and
when he makes his appearance and
slowly circles around in search of his
prey the eagle eye is following him,
and when at last he succeeds in bring
ing up a fish the eagle starts in pur
suit. Being swift of wing, ho soon
overtakes tho hawk, who makes a slight
effort to get away, but without avail.
The eagle scales under the hawk, who
by this time becomes so thoroughly
frightened that it drops the fish, which
is easily caught in the talons of the
eagle, who flies Bwiftly to the shore
aud devours the stoiea meal.--KoaiiQ*
bec (&?.) Journal.
ROBSON'S HEROIC. FEAT.
A THRILLING NARRATIVE OF NAVAL
HISTORY'S BRAVEST EXPLOIT?
Commander Miller, "Whoso Ship, tho
Collier Merrimac, Was Sank at Santl
as?, Describes Ute Feat of Hob ,on and
His Couiradcs-Herocs Worke-l C!oollyi
Commander J. M. Miller, whose
?hip, tho collier Merrimac, bottled Up
Admiral Cerv?raV fleet in. Santiago,
harbor, reached Key West and told the
story of the seven heroes led by Aa
sihlant Naval Constructor Richmond
P. jobson, who cheerfully held lift
as nothing while accomplishing one df
the greatest strategic feats in the. his-'
tory of naval warfare.
Officer's and men, from every, ship
of the fleet, he said, implored that
they bo allowed a place on the forlorn
hope. Commander Miller himself
bogged that lie might at least remain
on his shjp till the moment came to
sink her, but in tbe dead of night Ad*
mirai Sampson waa rowed from his
flagship to the collior, and when he
returned Commandor Miller was with
Hobson was the man whoso braih
conceived the plan of placing a ship
. three hundred and thirty--eight feet
long broadside across the bottom of ?
four hundred foot channel, and Ad
miral Sampson decided that no pos si*
ble honor should bo kept away from
a strategist so daring.
Hobson was in command, With
him wer? three men from the Merri
mac. They were Deignan, who is the
best coxswain in the navy ', .Phillips,
tho best machinist, and Kelly, the.best."
water tender. These were; chosen by .'
Commander Miller from the for ty rf our ?
of his crew who clamored fora chance
to give their lives to bring them and
their country glory, for none who.
went through the hell that poured
from Morro and Zocapa expected to
complete the mission and live.
Beside those from the Merrimac
there were three others chosen from.
other ships. . . }A
How well these seven' did their
work the Spanish admiral testified
when he sent his chief of staff aboard
the flagship to tefl Admiral.. Sampson
that never had ho seen a deed so dar
ing, never lind ho. seen such . magnifi
cent strategy so coolly and perfectly
carried ont. Admiral Sampson thanked
the Spauish admiral for his courtesy
and had an abundance-of money ?nd
clothing sent to the gallant men.'
"Hobson," said Commander Miller,
"is one of the grandest heroes in the
world. Tho way tho mnu weht about
sinkiug thc Merrimac was absolutely
astounding for audacity, cleverness,
coolness and success. When he started
I know ho never expected to get ont
alive. He said so, but he was calmly
confident that ho could fix the Span1
ifji like trapped rats.
"He had suggested the plan to Ad
miral Sampson as soon as it was known
the Spauish fleet was in - Santiago
harbor. The plan became known to
the entire fleet, and I don't believe
there was an officer orman on any ship"
who didn't try to get a place on the
Merrin)ac. it was Hobs jn's scheme,
and by ri gi*! H was his to carry dut?.
"The night w..o intensely dark? We
saw a light from shore. Hobson
coolly told his plan to Admiral Samp*
son and left us. In a few minutes
tho Merrimac was under way toward
tho narrow entrance to the "harbor,
while wo stood well ont, straining our j
eyes through tho darkuess and wait
ing for the grnnd crash which we';
thought would toil us of the destru?^
.tion of tkoso seven daredevils. /
"Straight to the point did Jiobsoh
and his chosen orew on the gloomed
collier go. Not a nouud earae from
the Spanish batteries. Wo, thought
we must have silo.icod them, "out soon*
learned our mistake. A long thin
flash caine from Morro. We could not
hear ?he roar because- we were loo far
ont, but wc know it was a signal gun.
Thc Merrimac kept on just as though
she was going to land a picnic party
in whose honor fireworks were being
"In Tess than a minute after that
signal gun wo saw the gallant ship
well in toward the east of the channel
entrance, in the centro of what would
pass for a living picture of an inferno.
How those Spaniards fired. It seemed
to me as though all the forts on earth
had been massed at Morro and Zocapa
to slaughter''om- sev?n heroes. It was
a scene- of heroism and heroes.
"Tho Merrimac got well;in shore
and dropped her stern anchor. Then
she swung around and pointed.across
tho channel to-the eastward. /Th? bat
teries ou shore kept on pouring shot
at ho?-. A rain of iron fell all around
her, but sh? kept' on. At last she]
reached just the position for whjch
lfobsonhad planned. ' She lay straight
across thc channel, 'with thirty-one
feet of water both forward andiis^arn.
She lay well insido tho torts.- ^
"Next anchors wer?f put "out ?rqm
tho bow, and she was .'ready for ?de
struction. I ne ver .saw a ship that had
moro watertight compartments than
she, aud tho means to sink her had to
bo elaborate and complete. . Nearly
everything of value had been taken
out of her, but to help her sink A lot
of coal had boon left a"board. f
"With missiles falliug-nround them
almost as thick as snowflakes in a win
ter gale, Hobson and his men went
calmly to the completion of their
work. They wont Over tho side and
ona catamaran, every, one of them,,
and they carried torpedoes, eight I
think, and electrical apparatus for dis
"The torpedoes were .fixed along the
port side, ten feet below the water
linc," and connections made with a ma
chino on tho catamaran. The ship by
that time was beginning 1J settle.'
Tho men on the catamaran shoved off,'
and all was ready for the touch off.
Tho torpedoes were., placed so as to
tear to piucos all tho transverse bulk
heads, and so make it impossible for
the Spaniards to send down divers to
patch them up, and by closing all tue
cargo ports to raise tho ship aud make
thc channel clear again. .
"When Hobson got far enough away
ho set off the torpedoes. The Merri
mac went to the bottom with a roar.
She was not smashed'to pieces. Her
bottom was torn out *and she was left
there an impassable barrier.
"When, they saw their work had
been accomplished Hobson and his
men made a dash to escape. They'did
not row ashore and surrender. They
did their level best to get back to ns,
but it was impossible. The Spaniards
ashore, who stood amazed - Ot- their
daring, put after them as soon as -the
torpedoes exploded. They were cap
tured after a hard fight, in which, I
believe, two were slightly wounded.
"That's the.entire story of one of
the greatest acts of courage since the
world began, an act which every man
on the fleet was eager to perform and
which every mau would imitate if
there was a chance."
Tn Sweden the railway stations where
meals ni e served arc known by the pic
ture.of a cr?sso i kuife'and fork uppo.
?il-j ilic uilltt? ?? iii? ?Uiiiuu.
NAMING OF THE MONTEREY.
Story .t)f th? Manlier in Which thc Mon
itor Received Its Christening;
$he Story of the naming of tho big
coast defense monitor Monterey, has
lieyer been told in print. When prep
arations for her launching were being
hiadeat San Francisco* Irving M.
Scott, general manager of the Union
Iron works, was at Washington, and a
number of Californians wired him to
us?" his influence with Benjamin Fi
Tracy, then secretary of the navy, io
have the ship named for some Califor
nia torwnj and Scott hit npofl Monte
rey as .a, name that appealed to him as
appropriate and the request was ac
"I'll-seo what Icftn do," said th*
amiable secretary and, ringing a bell,
he summoned.the head of the war de
partment having the matter in charge;
When the matter was explained the
chief~of bureau replied:
"But you knowj Mr, Secretory? the
rules require that ships of that class
shall be n?med in honor of some naval
battle in which the Americans have
participated. ' So far as I know there
has never been a battle of Monterey."
This rttle has been changed since,
but Mr. Scott, seeing the coiner he
was in as the matter stood, retorted
lIYes, it is true that there has never
b?eh a battle at Monterey? but let mc
tellson a story. In 1816, When we
were having our little unpleasantness
with Mexico? an American man-of-war
was lying in the harbor of Mazatlan.
Sear her lay an Englishman, who
had an Uncomfortable way of keeping
her guns pointed in the direction of
the Amorican. Now, the Yankee
Bkipper, who was typical of his class?
got it into his head to raise his flag at
Monterey? Cal., which wus the capital
of that territory, and it so happened
th at-the Englishman got the Bamo no
tion just about the same time. The
Yankee suspected somefhing of the
kind and made up his mind not to bc
"Late that afternoon he sent a lol
bf .his men ashore and when tho boats
returned to the ship without them thc
Britisher made up his mind that they
would not bc back Until the following
*??'.*yi Satisfied with this conclusion?
he sat down to wait; But the Yankee
was a hustler, as Yankee sailors always
are4 The night was as dark as a stack
of black cats, and ulong about 10
o'clock the American boats with 'muf
fled oai-3 rowed the crew bac:k to the
Ship, and in the inky darkness that
.Yankee skipper slipped his cables and
warped his ship out of the harbor
without tbe fact even being suspected
by the Englishman. When day broke
he was fifty miles up the coast, scud
.ding along before a ten-knot breezes
"Tho other fellow saw ho had been
outgeneraled} but ho made an effort to
rectify his blunder. He had a smart
crew and a fast shlp; There was no
reason} he figured, why he might not
overtake his rival and beat him to
Monterey. He tried it and came very
nearly making a success of it; He
sailed into Monterey harbor just
two hours behind the American and
dropped his anchor in time to see tho
Btars and stripes rise to the head of
tho flagstaff in the plaza and flutter to
the breeze. Monterey and California
were ours, *' .
"Don't say another word, Scott,"
said Secretary Tracy. "That ship shall
be the Monterey."
- And Monterey she is. *
THE ATMOSPHERE OF LONDON.
?,t-Con tnii-.t* -Mnr?-Titlnff?:Xluin Aivy O Mi or
f City-Dust Enough for Food.
Only by degrees are the marvolous
qualities of our London atmosphere
becoming known. No city in the
world can boast s?ch a peculiar aerial
composition as that which thc inhabi
tants of the metropolis have served to
them daily and nightly, without money
and without price-for neither thu
government, county council nor ves
tries have yet attempted to tax the
highly nutritive air which we breathe.
Most people think that our atmos
phere consists of practically nothing.
Quite a mistake. It is both meat aud
drink. A paper contributed to the
"Transactions" of the British Insti
tute of Preventive Medicine states
that even iu a suburb thc dust parti
cles number 20,000 pei" cubic centime
te'in the open air, and 44,000 in a
quiet room; while in the city-O for
tunatos uimium !-the totals per cubic
centimeter were 500,000 when taken
from a roof, 300,000 iu a court, und
about 400,000 in a room. In other
words, the air of the square mile is
900 per cent, thicker than in the
suburbs, which is in accord with tho
general experience that fogs are both
more dense and moro frequent over
the centre than in the outskirts. But
what is especially interesting is to
learn that although dust is the great
carrier of micro-organisms, there
is only ono of these articles per 38,
000,000 atoms of dust. Thus it is*
calculated a man could live iu the
metropolis for several years and only
absorb 25,000,000 microbes into his
system from the air, or about the
same number as ho drinks in half a
pint. of unboiled milk. Of course,
there are other serious objections to
dust; but it is something to know
:that there is only ono microbe to
many millions of motes.-London Tel
After All Thean Years.
The fulling of a barn door on an
aged minister at Macedon Centre, New
York, a few weeks ago, has brought to
light information which a Canisteo
couple have for nearly half a century
tried to gain, and the occident with
the barn door hos played one of the
most important parts of their lives.
Forty-seven years ago there were
married in Penn Yan Mr. and Mrs. V.
Reimann. The ceremony was per
formed by a Rev. Mr. Kellogg. Cer
tificates were not granted in those
days unless asked for, and although
the couple asked for a certificate, they
never got it, as it was neglected by
the couple, and finally forgotten by
the couple, who moved to Canisteo,
where they now reside.
Subsequently the Kev. Mr. Kellogg
moved from Penn Yan and all trace of
him was lost Ever since that time
Mr. andMrs. Beimaun have been look
ing for the minister who* made thom
-ss one, but failed to leave written
proof to that effect. Recently they
read an account in a ButTalo paper of
a barn door falling on an aged minis
ter named Kellogg, aged eighty-four
years,of Macedon Centre. Thecou]>le
talked the matter over and decided he
must be the same minister who had
married them. An examination of
Mr. Kellogg's records was asked for
and made. Their thoory was correct,
and they found that forty-seven years
ago the records announced that they
were made mau and wife. The wit
nesses of the marriage were W. L.
Sutton and sister, of Jlornellsville,
N. Y., and as they are still living, the
certificate of forty-seven years' stand
ing has been duly signed and received
by Mr. and Mrs. Reimann, who have
placed it in a. framg PU (he wall of
Tt ia said that women criminals hava
iarger bands and feet than average
A cube of cast iron one inch eaoh
way will be crushed under a pressure
of ninety tons.
The heart beats ten strokes ? min
ute less when one is lying down than
When in an npright position.
Some scientists assert that the pur
est air in cities is found about tweflty
five feet above the street surface.
An electric door -mat has been in
vented, which rings a bell as soon as
nuy one steps on it, thus making it
sale to leavo the doors open.
The occasional discovery of fossil
plants and bones in the Arctic regions
shows that at some period of history
an almost tropical climate once pre
vailed in the far north.
It is reported that a huge central
station will be constructed in Saxony
to supply electricity throughout tho
tho kingdom ; 168 towns will be con
nected with the statiom
Padlocks are being manufactured
with au auxiliary chamber, which car
ries an explosive to be tired by a ham
mer inside tho lock and give au
alarm when the lock is tampered with;
Swiss postmen are delighted with a
new electric arrangement introduced
in some of the cities, by the use of
which they send letters to the upper
stories by simply placing them in a
box. Their weigut startd a current,
which lifts thom und rings a bolh
Machine guns are mounted on A
pnoumatic-tired motor carriage in a
new English patent, the powder being
obtained from oil motors, which will
run thc carriage at a fair speed on the
road and may bo geared to the firing
mechanism of the guns when in action.
With an apparatus called the niyo
phone a French scientist has proved
that tho Uervos may live many hours
after the death of the body. The
sound in the instrument shows that
a nerve may act on a muscle, in a state
of electric excitability, without pro
ducing more thau simple molecular
A German inventor has produced
what he claims to bo a burner for
acetylene gas, on which soot cannot
gather, as is sometimes the case. It
is merely a small cup" covered by a
plate containing au opining corre
sponding to tho usual burner. This
device) it ?3 claimed, secures a strongei
pressure of gas and a more perfect
How Long Docs It Tuko to Think?
Professor Eichet says that it takes
a man about one-?lcvouth of a second
lo think out oach noto of a musical
scale. Ho explains the practice that
people will often follow of bending
their heads iii order to catch each
minute sound, by tho fact that the
smallest intervals of sound can be
much better distinguished with one
ear thau with both. Thus the separ
ateness of the clicks of a revolving
toothed wheel were noted by one ob
server when they did not exceed 60 to
the second, but using both cars he
could not distinguish them when they
occurred oftener thau 15 times a sec
ond. Among the various ways in
which. Professor Eichet tried to ar
rive at conclusions us to the amo?nt
of time necessary for realizing any
physical sensations or mental impres
sion was the touching of the skin re
peatedly with light blows from a small
hammer. The fact that the blows are
separate and not Continuous, pressure
. ono. another as often as 1000 a sec
ond. The sharp sound of the electric
spark from an induction coil was dis1
tiuguished with one ear, when the
rate was as high as 500 to the second;
The sight is much less keen. When
revolved at a speed no faster thnn 24
times a second, a disk, half white and
half black, will appear gray. We also
hear more rapidly than wo can count?
If a clock-clicking movement runs
quicker than ten to the second we can
count four clicks, while with 20 to the
second we can count only two of them
-St. Louis Globe Democrat.
Surgery With a Magnet.
A physician of Canal Dover has
just performed au extraordinary surg
ical operation hore by means of oleo-?
A girl of five years of age
while romping on tho floor acciden
tally ran an ordinary sewing needle
into her leg at the right knee joint.
In attempting to pull it out the father
broke off the bit of stool, leaving more
than half of it imbeddod in the flesh,
amj when she was taken to the doctor
repeated jjiobing failod to locate tho
fragment of needle. At the latter's
suggestion the child was taken to tho
power hotfse of the local electric com
pauy and placed on the dynamo in
such a manner that the right knee
joint pressed against a powerful mag
net of 125 horse power. The little
tot was kept almost continuously in
this position for eight hours. The
treatment was heroic, but tho joint had
boeome so painful aud swollen that the
magnet treatment was resorted to in
the extremity of saving tho limb.
This powerful force failed to draw the
needle to tho surface, and a smaller
magnet connected with the dynamo
rind having its full force was made in
such a form that it could bo iuserted
in an incision at the joint. The baby
was chloroformed, tho leg laid open
with the knife, and the magnet intro
duced. When it was withdrawn the
troublesome bit of steel clung to it,
and the experiment was a success.
Cleveland (Ohio) Leader.
The first Antarctic ice passed in
several years by vessels bound to the
United States is reported by Captain
Pando, of the Norwegian ship Prince
Edward, which arrived at this port re
cently from Carrizal, Chile, with man
ganese ore. Between Cape Hom and
the Fulklaud Islands the bergs ap
peared in the distance like mountain
peaks, and for a time it waa thought
that laud was near. The error was
not discovered until thc hugo masses
began to roll with the sea, showing
that they were ice which had been
broken away from some far distant, and
perhaps unknown shore. The An
tarctic ice is different from the Arctic
drift, being harder and of a deeper
blue in color lt is slower in melting.
Both bergs seen by Captain Paude
were in the direct path of vessels
rounding Cape Horn.-Philadelphia
No Telephone* in the Orient.
Turkey and Greece are the only
European countries into which the
telephone has nut yet been introduced.
Sweden has tho largest number of
telephones per capita of any country
in the world, having one to overy 115
persons, and Switzerland comes next
with one to every 129.
Kite flying has been popular in
Japan for many centuries, the kites
depicting the most absurd figures,
generally of RSG,1 (jwMwn?o, birds or
" Doctor, what Is free alkali?"
" The alkali used in the manufa
and is destructive of animal and veg
" Pure soap ls harmless, but w
honestly made, alkali ls left In it and
containing free alkali should not be
V In the medical profession, in
hospitals we use Ivory Soap beca
. " Ivory Soap ls a powerful anti:
surface and stimulating to a healthy
. IVORY SOAP IS ooi^cc
CcTjr'jtit.l'W, ST Tht Pr .ct?
Which is absolutely the best female rem
bern ncscliuent and allowed disease to fal
spair of being cured. This medicine is
those ingredients intended by nature ns
tprs not if other remedies bave been triec
male Panacea will not fall. lithe
digestion nt biliousness, move the bowel
Joseph's Liver Regulator. If your?
write tis and we will send them to yon. a
Panacea, $1.00 per Bottle. Liv
L. QERSTLE & CO.,
When I go to see Dorothy I never
can got away from her." "Well,
Mandi why don't you have her visit
you?" "Then she never goes home."
WHEN n man asserts that he is just
as good as anybody else, do yon think
he really believes it?" "Certainly not.
Ho believes he is better..''-Indianap
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Beauty Is Blood Deep.
Clean blood-means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascarcts, Candy.Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it dean, by
.Lirring up the lazy liver and driving all im
Eunties from the body.. Ucgin today to
arish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by-taking
Cascrrets,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
"Prisoner," said the court, "you
have been arrested as a suspicious
character. You appear to have no vis
ible moans of support." Then his wife
stopped forth and held up her hands,
after which there was nothing to do
but to discharge him.-Chicago News.
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hen the soap is carelessly or dis?
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e5 All Diseases of Women.
NY women are under the impression
that the diseases peculiar lo their sex
aro natural and incurable because so
railer constantly from them. 3 his is a
\ Few women are so badly diseased
bat they cannot bc-cured. It is true,
hat had they taken a remedy that was
fHcient when thefirst symptoms of dis
ase appeared, a more rapid cure would
lave been the result. No woman should
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tr if shesu flers from fallingof the womb,
[hites, or any other female trouble.she
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edy ever offered her. Even if she has
iten itself upon her she should not de
? a purely vegetable tonic, containing
a remedy for sn fl'ering women. It mat
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II charges paid, upon receipt of pnce,
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