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PACTS ABOUT PERSPIRATION.
A Function Almost Peculiar to Me?, Monkey?
Perspiration is almost peculiar to
men, monkeys and horses. Horses
sweat all over the bc ay, and BO do
haman beings, bat monkeys, lt ls said,
sweat only on the hands, feet and face.
The use of perspiration ls mainly to
cool the body by its evaporation, al
though it is generali believed that
waste materials are also excreted
through the sweat glands when the ac
tion of the kidneys is interfered with.
In animals that perspire bat little, the
cooling of the body is effected hy
evaporation from the langs, as we see
In the case of a panting dog.
The amount of perspiration varies
greatly, according to the temperature
of the surrounding air, the condition of
health* the degree of exercise taken,
the amount of fluids Imbibed, etc. The
average amount of perspiration ls
thought to be about two pints a d*R
hut this ls of course much increase*!
in hot weather. Wr
n damp T4 eather evaporation from
the skin is lessened, and so one seems
to perspire more profusely than In dry
weather; but this ls only apparent, for
really transpiration is lessened when
the atmosphere ls charged, with moist
Hyperhidrosis ls the medical term
used to denote an abnormal increase in
perspiration. This increase may be
general from the entire body, or con
fined to some particular part, as the
face, the hands or the feet Profuse
sweating ls very common in cases of
debility and in excessively stout er
sons. It occurs also in connection with
rheumatism and certtain nervous dis
orders. Sudden emotion may cotise In
The opposite condition, a great dim
inution or absence of sweating (anhi
drosis), is mush rarer, and occurs usu
ally in connection with some disease
of the skin. Sometimes the character
of the secretion is changed, and cases
of . black, blue, gray, yellow or red
sweating have been described.
The treatment of profuse perspira
tion depends upon the cause. Tonics,
cold or cool bathing, aspecially salt
bathing, temperate exercise, and rab
1 ?g of the skin are useful In cases
dependent upon general debility or
obesity. Spraying or sponging the body
with brandy and water, vinegar and
water, or a solution of tannin or of
boric acid is useful.
Certain drags which have a tendency
to diminish perspiration are sometimes
employed to reduce the night sweats
of consumption, when these are so ex
cessive as to weaken the already de
bilitated patient and to prevent much
needed sleep.-Youth's Companion.
What Will Become of China!
None caa foresee tho outcome of the quar
rel between foreign powers over the division
of China. It is interesting to watch the go
ing to pieces of this ancient but unprogres
Mvo moe. Many people in America are also
SOLIK to pieces because of dyspepsia, consti
pation, blood, liver and stomach diseases.
Wo are living too fast, but strength, vigor
and good health can be retained If we keep
off and cure the above diseases with Hostet
ter'-s Stomach Bitters.
Will Rent Their Directories.
The Chlca^ Directory Company win not sell
the book published this year, hut will, instead,
let out copies at 37.50 for one year's uso, or un
til recalled hy the company after one year.
The parp?se ot this ls to put an end to the use
of old directories and keep the field clear at the
nail bi each year for the new directory.
Are Yon Using Allen's Foot-Ease?
It is the only care for Swollen. Smarting,
TlreuV Aohmg, Hot, Sweating Feet, Corns
and Bunions. Ask for Allen's Foot-Ease,
IL powder to be shaken into the shoes. Cures
while you walk. At all Druggists and Shoe
Stores, 25c. Sample sent FBEE. Address
Allen S. Olmsted, LeBoy, N. ?.
"How proud you must be, Gladys, of haring a
papa who ls aa author."
."?"Ob/mamma's very careful about our read
ing. I don't know papa's books at all."-New
? The Best Prescription for Chills
and Fever 1B a bottle of GROVE'S TASTELESS
CHILL TONIC. It ls simply iron and quinine In
a tasteless form. Ko cure-no pay. Price 50c.
Dreyfus' Health Restored.
? Captain Dreyfus, who ls living At the VUla
Hau te ri ve. Just outside Geneva, ls d--cribed as
looking tn very good health. Hi? face ls foll
and raddy, but his hair has turned quite white.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces Inflamma
tion, aUays pain, cures wind colic. 25c a bottle.
Plso's Cure for Consumption ls an infalli
ble medicine for coughs and colds.-N. W.
SAMUEL, Ocean Grove, N. J., Feb. 17, 1900.
A PHILOSOPHER pays that every fallare ls a
step toward success. This explains why some
men become richor every time they fall.
. B. A. Hood, Toledo, Ohio, says: "HaU's Ca
tarrh Cure cured my wife of catarrh fifteen
years ago and she has bad no return of lt. It's
a sure cure." 8old by druggists, 75c.
THE eye bu1 li? white because the bloodves
sels that feed its substance are so small that
they do not admit tho red corpuscles.
A Colonel in the British South African
army says that Adams1 Tutti Frutti was a
blessing to his men while marchi' g.
Shutting Ont the Horse.
If the craze for automobiles continues, they
will, before long, entirely supersede the use of
fhe horse at the nation's capital, for not only
have they become a lad with society people,
but the shops, the express companies and the
transit companies aro rapidly adopting them.
"f doctored with two of
the best doctors tn tho oliy
for two years and had no
relief until I used the
"My trouble wes ulcer
ation of the uterus* I suf
fered terribly, could not
sleep nights, and thought
sometimes- that death
would be such a relief m
" To-day I am a well wo
toan, able to do my own
work, and have not m pain,
e? lused four bottles of
Lydia E* Plnkham's Vege
table Compound and three
packages of Sanativo
Wash and cannot praise
tho medicines enough.1
MRS. ELIZA THOMAS,
634 Piree Si., Easton, Pa*
Mrs. Plnkham advises
suffering women without
Lydia S,Pink?s*ma?e4. Co,, ty?tt>?deat?
pt FARM AND GARDEN. I
V T V
Harrowing Sod l and.
To obtain the most satisfactory re*
?nits in harrowing a piece of newly
turned sod ground, where the plow
ing is a lap furrow, it should be har
rowed the same way as the plowing.
If the plow has left the sod kinked np
in places, or the sod does not lie down
as Hat and close as it should, it will
pay to go over the whole surface with
a held roller. This not only presses
the uneven Rurface down smoothly,
but leaves the ground in better shape
with once harrowing than if harrowed
twice without rolling.
Kn crt: y of Bees.
Indefatigable industry, energy and
perseverance are the peculiar charac
teristics of the honey bees. They
begin their life work at birth in caring
for and nursing young lance, and at
about 16 days old they become honey
and pollen gatherers, and during tho
honey harvest, in the early dawn,
when the balance of God's creation
are asleep, they sally forth on their
daily mission, and when evening's twi
light has cast HB sombro mantle over
nature's face they may be seen return
ing laden with sweets which, but for
their unequalled energy, would be
forever lost. They fear not the Bun's
scorching rays and regard not the rain
nor the storm. They deserve a nice
house and a clean yard, and they will
provide abundantly for themselves
and a surplus tor their owner if treated
"'. Why Incubator Chick* Die.
At the Bhode Island station careful
investigation has boen made of the
cense of death of young incubator
chickens. The total number of dead
chickens examined during the spring
and summer of 189'J was S26. It was
alleged that about one-third of the
chicks had been more or lesa in
jured by uneven heat during incuba
tion. Another common canse of
trouble was iu overcrowding of
brooders, resulting in death by suffo
cation, trampling, eta
. Tuberculosis was found to be very
prevalent and 15 per cent of the
chickens were more or loss affected.
For guarding against this disease, it
is recommended to give the iutorior
of the brooders all the sun and air
possiblo on pleasant days. Bowel
troubles were a common cause of
death. Feeding should be as nearly
as tho time of the attendant venders
profitable a continuous operatiou, but
by no means a continuous gorget,
Sometimes too much animal food' ls
given, but in moderate quantities
animal food results in rapid growth.
Lack of animal food sometimes causes
diseases of the liver and gall bladder.
The Advantage of the Incubator.
It is in proving how much more
profit ran be made in hatching chick
ens arti?cialiy than in the natural way
that tho farmer can bo made to give tho
incubator any consideration. This is
also natural and practical. The great
est point in favor of the machine is
that it is always ready for business.
Winter, spring or summer, it is capa
ble of hatchiug fertile eggs. There is
no such thing as waithig until late
spring for the broody hens. The in
cubator is always broody.
Every farmer knows that his early
vegetables and hi? early crops bring
the highest figure. If he can, for ex
ample, market his muskmelons a
week or . ten days earlier than his
neighbor, bia profit is decidedly larger.
The Barn? rule applies to his chickens.
Early spring chickens, commonly
called broilers, bring, in March, as
high as $1 each when sold to a fancy
trade. Compare this to the price of
the same article in Angust, or per
haps July. In these months 30 or 40
cents is a good price. This incvease
in price can be obtained only by the
use of the incubator and in no other
way. lt is a poor machine that, with
even fair success, and in the first sea
son cannot be made to pay for itself.
The expense is small and the pros
pects large, and the venture is surely
worth a trial.
Ask a friend who has made a success
of artificial hatching, and follow his
advice; the process will then not ap
pear KO mysterious, nor will the in
telligent, progressive farmer hesitate
longer to add a paying branch to his
other farm crops.
Tho Destruction of Weeds.
There are two classes of weeds
those that come from seeds and those
which are propagated principally by
means of their roots. Weeds which
spring up from seeds can bo destroyed
by successfully bringing the seeds in
the soil to the surface, where they
germinate. The seeds of some weeds
have great vitality and remain iu the
soil tor years. Some are inclosed in
clods and retained for other seasons,
but when the clods are broken and the
weed seeds exposed to warmth near
the surface they are put out of exist
ence by the harrow as soon as they
germinate, for which reason it is im
possible to clear a piece of land from
veeds in a season, unless every clod
is pulverized. The oft-repeated in
quiry, "From whence come the
weeds?" may be answered, "From
the clods." The weeds that spring
from roots are cut np, checked and
prevented from growing by frequent
cultivation, because they cannot exist
for a great length of time if not per
mitted to grow. If no leaves are al
lowed on euch plants they perish from
suffocation, because they breathe
through the agency of the leaves.
The advantages derived by the soil in
the work of weed destruction reduces
the cost of the warfare on the weeds,
for every time the harrow or cultivator
is use il the manure is more intimately
mixed with the soil, more clods are
broken, a greater proportion of plant
food is offered to the roots, the loss
of moisture is lessened, and the ca
pacity of the plants of the crop to se
cure more feed is increased. The
cost of the destruction of weeds
should not be charged to the accounts
af a single year only, as thorough
work daring a season may obliterate
the weeds entirely or so reduce, their
number as to make the cost of their
destruction during the succeeding
years but a trifle.-Philadelphia
Thinning Tree Fruits.
Thinning tree fruits has been prac
ticed for a good many years, yet few
fruit growers are in favor of it, if we
may judge by the number that do not
do it The fact, however, that the
most successful orchardists do thin
and that they attribute much of their
success to it is a strong argument iu
its favor. Some of tho growers along
the Hudson river were thinning their
apple crops twenty years ago, and, as
a result, got a good yield of beautiful
frnit nearly every year. The niosb
noted peach grower in Michigan has
bis peaches thinned every yr ar and
tho bill for th? work li conoiftarablo,
Thin lut ts th. mm th?) thlfttttoiMt
m mm tritely it?wteOi y. ma
hesitate to let go of the money that
the work calls for.
Compared with the benefits receiver)
the cost is slight, and may be counted
aa part of a permanent investment
For treos that have a tendency to
overbear there is no better treatment,
and some of the American apples,
pears, peaches aud even plums lari ve
this bad habit. Thinning the fruit
from the beginning of the tree's ex*
istence gets it into the habit of bear*
ing about the same amount of fruit
each year and gives a double adven?
tage-that of haviug fruit in the years
when others have uone and in pro*
longing the lifo of the tree nnd in
creasing the number of crops it re
turns iu its lifetime?
Tbe writer ha? seen poaf trees s?
loaded with fruit that each individual
pear was below medium in size and
the limbs of the tree had to be propped
to keep them from breaking. Higher
np in the tree great limbs were hang*
ing lifeless, having been broken hy
the weight of fruit io previous year?;
He could but think how ranch bette*
it would have beeu to have thinned
this (mit by three-fourths, that the
tree might have beeil saved mutila
tion ana the market have received a
pear that would havo attracted at
A man can thin fruit very rapidly as
he merely passes his hand along the
limb pinching off one ftftej: another bf
the1 fruits and permitting them to,
drop. The cost will be generally
found to be less than might be ex
pected. Orchardists will do well to
give this practice a fair trial? =F?i'?l)
Field and Fireside,
Ullllilrt; tyringa nnd I'rook*.
?h canes where there are springs
and small brooks near a homestead,
advantage should alway? be takou ot
them for watering stock, forming iee
and lilli ponds, and supplying Cool
water for tho milk and butter dairy.
Also for cooliug and keeping iresh
meats, cooked vegetables, etc., in
hot weather. Clear water, flowing In
a perennial brook or from a never*
failing spring, is the cheapest water
supply known, and tho home that has
such an appendage near by ia worth
certainly a huudred dollars more than
a like farm without it. It saves well
digging and watering troughs, draw
ing and carrying water; enables the
owner to ha\e a scries of small ponds,
where he eau raise li-h and save ice;
and there ja no better location for a
few Bcuppernong and other grape*
vineB for tho family supply of grapes
from August to October, than tho
sandy, mellow banks of such a streum.
Cool Bpriug water, flowing through a
latticed or wire-netted dairyhouse, is
just the thing for keeping meats,
cookod provisions, butter or milk
sweet and nice in summer time.
The wuter of a spring may bo con
ducto 1, first, through a series of
shallow basins or troughs for sotting
milk nnd butter pans, vegetable dishes,
etc., so that the water would be con*
stautly flowing around and from them
in tho dairyhouse; thence into a small
pond, whore car]), trout or pike could
be growu, and around tho sides of
which grapevines might be set and
truiued to trellis or lar; from thence
to another small lake for ducks and
geese; and perhaps, if descent and
space permitted, into a third pond,
where osier willow,sweot and coopers'
flag and other desirable water-loving
and valuable plants might be grown.
Perhaps if there was much 'level
ground near tho stream-soil flt for
garden crops or corn or any farm
crop, or for pecan or other nut trees
-the little farm brook might he
tnrned and made to flow hither and
thither in a way to irrigate large plots
of soi', wnere* the crispest and sweet
est vegetables conld be grown and a
nover-failing supply of water to be
given to many things that, too often,
fail and languish on the upland for lack
Keep np the Summer m 11 lc.
A very large share of Vermont
farmers are dairymen. Every one of
them has a bain more or less well
equipped for the winter feeding of his
stock. They all labor in summer,
sowing, cultivating and harvesting
crops for winter use. A large share
of tnem carry, to all intents and pur
poses, dry cows only in the winter,
working hard all summer simply to
keep the cows alive during the winter,
while they are bringing in little or no
These same men, however, often
take no thought of moaus of summer
feediug of cows. They depend solely
upon tho pastures. It happens all too
frequently, however, that the pastures
dry np and tho cows shrink seriously
iu their milk flow. It is a difficult
thing to tide backward. A cow once
shrunk in milk seldom regains her
former yield, and then with difficulty.
It reems tho part of wisdom for the
farmers to divert some of the energy
which they now devote to the growing
of food for the maintenance of dry
cowB to the growing of food for keep
ing up the milk flow during the sum
mer. Tho larger use of soiling crops,
such as oats and peas, Hungarian,
rowen and the like, is well worth
while. Considerable amounts may be
grown without very great expendi
ture of time or money, and they are
excellently well adapted to help out a
short or dry pasture.
There ip, perhaps, nothing better
for this purpose than silage. It has
been very thoroughly demonstrated
thnt a pound of digestible dry matter
can be placed in the cow's manger by
way of tho silo cheaper than in uuy
other manner. The silo capacity of a
dairy farm should be made large
enough, ia my judgment, to enable
one to use silage all the time. The
silo intended for summer use, how
ever, should be deep and with a rela
tively small surface area, to avoid
what otherwise might prove to be
large losses owing to fermentation.
The stave silo is now coming rapidly
into vogue, and is proving so very
useful for most purposes, and is so
readily put up and comparatively so
inexpensive for its tonnage capacity,
that it is to bo hoped that the number
of silos in Vermont will rapidly in
crease in the near future.-Director
J. H. Hills, Vermont Experiment
Station, in Field and Farm.
Cl oho-Trot tl ncr St ii dr ii ?fl.
German students are returning to
tho mediieval notion of wandering
about the world. The modern Goliards,
however, are personally conducted and
know beforehand precisely what their
journeys will cost them. Last year
they visited Italy; this year 1500 of
them will go to Constantinople and to
Asia Minor. On the way they will
fraternizo with the Roumanian univer
sity students, who are preparing a big
fruhschoppen for them in Bucharest.
Kntnrnl Rock Cnrvlnt*.
One of the most beautiful natural
rock carvings in the world is the
southern cross on the Island of Grand
Manan, in the Bay of Fundy. It
stands at the head of a ledge of rocks
jntlina into tho bay at the southern
?nd of \ki GtRtvL MftURUi lt? BH?T?|
is that of ?* nm%\ turi?! mm
8CIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
There are five comities ia North, and
Sottth Carolina that spin more cotton
than they raise. The total number
of bales spun is 395,000 and of bales
The Russian agricultural depart
ment has, recently discovered ia
Kirghiz Stepp9 on the eastern shore
of the Caspian sea immense naphtha
springs of a quality whioh is said to
be equal to the best American naphtha.
Th? hydraulic mining pits in Cali
fornia materially changed the laud
scope iii matty places. The pit of a
hydraulic mine in Nevada county, Cal.,
which was washed out some 50 years
ago, is again covered with a growth of
pine and other trees, and patches of
brush again dot the once vordureless
A Special report of the" agricultural
department tells about a new Use to
Which skimmed milk is being devoted;
By a process of dessication the casein
of the milk is reduced to a dry state,
and it cun then be molded into any
desired form, colored, etC.t nftei tho
manner of eet?Uoi1* Tho ileW prod
uct tilUi be adapted to the mnnufnc
ttlr? Of billiard balts, oilcloth, book
bindings, paper sizing, eta, nnd
rkinimed milk being practically a
waste product in many sections the
material ought to be inexpensive,
FUUIB of rO?k, with allied phenom
ena, are reproduced for the instruc
tion of geological students by a novel
apparatus devised by Professor G. A.
Lebour of the Durham College of Sci1
euee. Two parallel Wooden feller*,
abottt four inches lu diaiiiotor, mo
mounted about three feet apart, and
are provided xvith gears aud a crank
io rotato them slowly in opposite
direction*. A sheet of rubber is
firmly attached to both rollers. Tho
rubber is stretched by rotating the
rollers, when layorB of cloth, clay or
paste are laid on it, and on reversing
the rotation the folds are shown grad
ually growing with the contraction.
At the last annual mooting of the
Geological Society of America, Pro
fessor J. C. Bussell called attention to
the recent discovery that many of the
swamps aud lakes in tho southern pen
insula of Michigan aro rich iu calca
reous marl, suitable for making Port
laud cement. Although partly com
posed of shells, the Michigan mari is
princpally a chemical precipitate which
is still being formed. The precise
method of its formation is not yet
understood. The supply is practically
inexhaustible. Largo cement works
have lately been constructed, others
are in contemplation, and Professor
Bussell says that Michigan eau easily
take a loading placo in that industry.
An interesting experiment was car
ried OD during tho year just passed by
Sir W. Thiseltou-Dyer, who triod to
ascertain the effect of exposing seeds
to a teraporaturo of 350 degrees centi
grade, or the tomporaturo of liquid
bydrogou. The soods selected were
mustard, peas, vegotnblo marrow,
musk (for its extremely small size),
wheat, and barley, and Ibo somp'es
usod in the experiments were of the
best quality, selected by expert seeds
men. The seeds were then sent to
Professor Dewar, who in the first
iustauce scaled them iu glass tubes,
cooled thom first in liquid air, and
then transferred them to the hydro
gen, where they remained for more
than an hour. The seeds were then
planted aud germ in nt od as usual. In
another experiment seods were im
mersed in liquid hydrogen for six
hours, being actually soaked in the
liquid, and wheu planted germinated
without sluming the slightest effect of
the treatment to which they had been
The industrial education that is
given iu the churches and in the
si hools is not appreciated as it ought
to be. It is a part of the routine al
school, and the childreu must worry
through it, but they join the classes
at the churches to see what they eau
get out of them. Tl ie classes caught
by wealthy girls are the best attended
and the most successful. The prestige
giveu by wealth, and thc charm of
association with it, more than make
up to the children for the want of
technical skill on the part of the teach
er*. The children learn rules enough
nt school, and it is delightful to have
a good time on Saturday morning and
rnb tho little hands on someone's silk
waist The teachers would be well
paid if they could understand the love
the childreu havo for them and how
much they talk about them through
the Bummer months. Sympathy aud
kind words are treasured up in the
heart of the child.-From "Our Breth
ren of tho Tenemonts and tho Ghetto,"
by M. J. McKenpa.
Tho Sure lc il Ant.
The native Brazilian, far removed
as ho usually is from doctors and sur
geons, depends upon a little ant to
sew up his wounds wheu he is slashed
or scratched. This odd creature is
called tho surgical ant, from the use
to which it is put.
The ant has two strong nippers on
his head. They are his weapons for
battle or forage.
When a Brazilian has cut himself,
for example, he picks up an ant,
presses the nippers against the wound,
one on each side, and then gives.the
bug a squeeze. The indignant insect
snaps his nippers together, pierciug
the flesh and bringing tho lacerated
parts close together. Tho Brazilian
at that moment gives the ant's body
a jerk and away it flies, leaving the
nippers embedded in tho iiesh. To
be sure that kills the nut, but he has
served bis most uselul purpose in life.
Tho operation is repeated until tho
wound is sewed np neatly and thor
oughly.-St Louis Post-Dispatch.
Speech Itnstnred by Electric Shock.
H. T. Steffey, a vonorablo wagon
maker of Bising Pawn, Ga., wu
stricken with paralysis 10 years ago,
and lost his power of Bpoech. The
other day Mr. Steffey was called upon
to do some . work which involved the
handling pf electrical apparatus, and
received, through accident, quite a
severe shock. Groat was his surprise
to find that the electrical stroke had
restored his speech. At first his ut
terances were imperfect, but they
continued improving, RO that now he
has completely regained his voice,
Chattanooga (Tonn.) Times.
How It Cuino /b ?nt.
"So you finally proposed, " said his
"Well, to toll tho truth," returned
the thoughtful youth, "I really didn't
know that I proposed, but she ac
cepted me, so I guess that settles it."
- Chicago Post.
Thoronro 10,0U locomotives nt work
on the failwnye of ibo United Kiflg
fowi nnd tifu of th IMO, ou ?rt MMm
MMlMW I'M** iftMSliri
trarnlul to Tba? Woo Need Glasses aaa
Will Not Use Them.
The three defects of eyesight which
are most commonly encountered In
otherwise healthy persons, and which
* can be more or less perfectly over
come by means of glasses, are near
BbjhttHl?ePS, far-sightedness and astig
matism. These are all Important, for
besides the discomfort and annoyance
of imperfect sight, the involuntary ef
forts which the sufferer makes to see
better strain the eyes, and not only
Injure them, but also give rise, through
reflex action, to headaches and vari
ous nervous disturbances.
or myopia as lt Is variously called, ls
a condition of the eyeball-usually a
lengthening-In consequence of which
the rays of light are brought to a
focus In front of the retina, and so the
object is blurred.
This condition may exist from birth,
but ls usually the result of too much
and too early use of the eyes, as In
the case of students, engravers, "wo
men who do fine sewing, and so forth.
Thus we moy say that putting children
to work at some of the kindergarten
exercises, such as perforating and
drawing, is In a double sense a short
Many .near-sighted people refuse to
wear glasses, preferring to deprive
themselves of sight for everything be
yond the nose rather than to injure
their personal appearance, as they
think. This ls another short-sighted
policy, for besides losing much of the
Joy of existence, which comes from
seeing tho beautiful things about and
above us, such persons are very liable
to suffer from inflammation of the
eyes, produced by constant strain.
A less common defect ls long or far
sightedness, or hypcrmetropla. This ls
the opposite of myopia, the eyeball
being flattened or shortened, and the
rays of light consequently not coming
to a focus by the time they reach the
In this case, the eye often corrects
the defect more or less successfully
by making the crystalline lens more
convex; but lt does this at the expense
of the sufferer's nervous force, and so
we often find tired and congested eyes,
headaches, Indigestion, and even seri
ous nervous affections. The effort to
correct the vision is entirely Involun
tary, and can be overcome only by the
flitting of suitable convex glasses.
The third and most common defect
is astigmatism. In this condition there
ls some irregularity of the surface of
the eye or of the lens, by means of
which the image as lt readies the re
tina is distorted. Untreated astigma
tism ls a frequent cause of headache
and other nervous disturbances. The
only relief ls the -wearing of glasses,
nt least -while reading, writing, O?
whenever near objects are looked at.-?
At Law Over a Ca*,
A curious suit to determine the own
ership of a cat has Just been ended at
Bluffton, Ind. Mrs. Mike Dally, of
that place, was 'the owner of a largo
Thomas which was regaded as a great
family pct. Without cause, so Mrs.
Dally alleges, tbe cat strayed to the
house of Morris Sawyer, and took up
his quarters there, forsaking Mrs.
Dally. Demand "was made on Mrs.
Sawyer for the surrender of the cat,
and she peremptorily refused. Then re
plevin proceedings were begun, and at
an expense of $20 Mrs. Dally got a
writ, and a constable went after the
wayward Thomas nnd carried him bade
to the Dally domicile In triumph. Mrs.
Sawyer threatens to carry thc litiga
tion to determine the ownership of the
cat to the "Wells Circuit Court.-Cin
cinnati (O.) Enquirer.
Half a Mlle of Babies.
"Baby boulevard' ls the popular name
of the long stretch of broad cement
walk which skirts the west edge of
Lincoln Park, from North avenue to
Center street, In Chicago. An obser
vant man, walking south, passed twen
ty-six baby buggies and met thirty-two;
in two buggies were howling twins.. A
Lincoln park policeman is authority for
the statement that there are more ba
bies trundled over this walk than over
any other length of sidewalk in the
city. He said in one day he checked
up 124 fond fathers, doting mothers,
nurse maids and small brothers and sis
ters shoving baby buggies, go-carts,
wheeled chairs and perambulators over
tho cement slabs. "And that was only
five hours during the whole day. That
was on a Saturday. On Sundays they
como lp droves."_
Not a Practical Proposition.
"My dear," said Mrs. Blanks to her
husband, "don't you think it would be
a good idea to get your life insured?'
"No, I don't," he gruffly replied. "If
I were to do that lt would just be my
fool luck to live forever."
"Oh, well," meekly answered Mrs.
B., "then I wouldn't think of doing lt."
All Entitled to Their Opinions.
Friend-"Of course, some folks object
to dogs and parrots."
Aunt Sally-"Yes; and some object
to folks who object to dogs and par
A Lawsuit Over Chickens,
Ag a result of a quarrel cer some
chickens which refused to lay eggs,
two residents of Coffeyvllle, Kan., have
become Involved In a remarkable law
suit. Jason Brophy, the plaintiff, avers
that 'his neighbor, Needham Weeks.
presented him ten hens and two roost
ers in February last and assured hin:
that the hens wou!. lay upward 01
sixty eggs a week. Brophy fed nn<"
cared for the chickens for ten weeks
"devoting most of his time to them, t<
the detriment of other interests," bu
the hens failed to lay any eggs. Th
plaintiff alleges that he was unlau
ful deceive? by the defendant ami
seeks to recover $100 damages for h:s
waBted labor and for his expenditures
for chicken feed.
Uso of a Stammer.
Tess-He'll never nsk her to marry
him. He stammers so awfully.
Jess-I suppose the thought of what
he's doing paralyzes his tongue.
Tess-No, lt isn't that. He stammers
naturally, and whenever he Impulsive
ly starts to ask her his halting speech"
gives him time tc cool off and think
what he's doing.
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There wns a young man of PompeU
Who proposed to a girl une deli.
Suorled "ho: "'Do you golf:"
esald: "No, I've pworn olf."
Tho auswor ho got was: ".S'otl! Nell!"
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E. W. UBOVE'B signature ls on oach box. -ic.
Signs That railed.
"All signs fall In a dry town!" sighed tho
weary pilgrim, who had fled every wink In his
repertoire on the girl at tho soda fountain, on
ly to get sarsaparilla at last.-Puck.
Thirty minute* is all tbo time required to
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All Is Vanity.
"Bl?se person, l^n'tho?"
"Blase? Why. bp says that he's oven tired of
f ready for thc summer's trial
is dangerous and destructive
is to give new strength to th
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A Little Lapse.
Being a pretty bride, which creates
a correct Impression that Detroit lins
many pretty women, but few like
her, she liked to dress and see that the
gifts of nature did not lose through her
neglect to properly adorn them. Of
course they went to another city in
celebration of the nuptials, for the cus
tom seems as exacting as the require
ments of fashion.
Man like, he had some business to
attend to, and it was arranged jusi
when she should leave the hotel to meet
him, what street she 6hould walk along,
for the distance "was a short one, and
where they should Join each other.
Speaking after the manner of men,
she dressed to the limit, and lt wus a
charming figure that went tripping
from the ladles' entrance of the hotel.
She could see that she was ?he magnet
for all eyes as she passed down the
crowded thoroughfare, but thought that
some looked at her In a rather curious
way. But why not? She had on her
best, she looker ber best, and ?he felt
her best, a combination not to be beat
en. Yet she rather wondered.
"Here you are, my dear," was her
husband's greeting, "and on the tick
of the watch. What a punctual little-"
and then he gave her that same Incom
"What ls lt, Fred?' she inquired ner
"Where's your lint?" and she almost
swooned when she found that she had
left that triumph of millinery art ot
the hotel and only had a white veli tied
over her brow-Detroit Free Press.
George-I wonder "why Ethel calls
me her chrysanthemum?
Blnks-She may have discovered the
fact that you haven't a cent.-Harlem
You Look Cross
What makes you look that way? There
certainly must be some good reason for it. If
your tongue ls coated, if you arc bilious, if
your head aches, if your food rests he?vy on
your stomach, and if you are constipated,
then the whole trouble is with your liver.
What you need is a good liver pill, an easy
liver pill, a purely vegetable liver pill. You
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need. These pills cure constipation, bilious
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25 cents a box. AU druggists.
" I always keep a box of Ayer's Pills on hand. There is no pill
their equal for a liver regulator. Long ago they cured me of liver
complaint and chronic constipation."-S. L SPELLMAN, Columbus,
Ohio, May 31, 1900.
Most everybody knows
?H something about
?Old Virginia Cheroots
$ as 300,000,000 of them are being
^ smoked this year. Ask anybody about
m them, if you have never smoked them
^ yourself. They have made their
$ own reputation and their own place
? in the cigar trade, wholly on their
B merits. Three good smokes for five
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0 Three hundred million Old Virginia Cheroots smoked this
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He thinks he lives, but he's a dead
one. No person is really alive whose
liver is dead. During the winter
most people spend nearly all their time
in warm, stuffy houses or offices or
workshops. Many don't get as much
exercise as they ought, and everybody
knows that people gain weight in.
winter. As a rule it is not sound
weight, but means a lot of flabby fat
and useless, rotting matter staying in
the body when it ought to have been
driven out. But the liver was over
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ModelingTbat Aleaos Money Makin?.
Many of the art students who ere
specializing In clay modeling pay much
attention to the commercial end of the
work. Greek statues and Renaissance
friezes may Be a-more inspiring form
of art and necessary for training and
cultivation, but a model of a pair of
andirons or candlesticks, a section of a
mantel or any other blt of house fur
nishing or finishing that will attract the
attention of a manufacturer ls more
profitable from a money viewpoint.
Such models usually are shown at the
public exhibitions of the art schools,
and manufacturers on the lookout for
new and orlglnnl designs are -willing to
pay well for anything that appeals to
their liking and that, in their Judgment,
would sell well. Besides the money
that this transaction puts into the pock
et and hope that lt Inspires in the stu
dent, it often leads to moro orders and
establishes a connection which is high
ly profitable, if making immediate
money ls a necessity at the end of the
course.-New York Press.
He-Before I proposed to any girl I
?hould want to feel sure of myself.
She-Better be sure of the girl.-Life.
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