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Dickens and Diet.
Dickens is the novelist or the meal.
No other writer, pile he up never such
lists of delicacies fit for Lucullus. has
the gusto In describing humble feasts
which gives the very reader an appe
tite. Thackeray. for aill his -Ballad of
Bouillabaise" never touched the hem
of his garments in the recording of
meals. Who that has read them can
ever forget. for instance. Mrs. Gamp's
directions to the chambermaid for her
nocturnal refection. or the tea which
awaited Joe Willett and Dolly on their
return to the locksmith's dwelling on
the occasion of Miss Migg's final rout.
or the unassuming meals recorded in
"David Copperfield." or the more pre
tentious feasts in "i'ckwick." not for
getting the leg o' mutton "swarry" to
which Mr. Weller was invited by the
elite of Bath footmen? And has not
very reader of "Martin Chuzzlewit"
llowed a tender smile to curl his lips
over the evelution of that Incompara
ble pudding in the preparation and
onsumption of which such damage
was done to John Westlock's affec
tions? So go and read-and acquire
Four appetite.-London Chronicle.
Above and Below Proof.
Before the means of determining the
true quantity of alcohol in spirits were
known dealers employed a very rude I
method to form a notion of the
"strength." A given quantity of the
pirit was poured upon gunpowder in
a dish and set on fire. If the gunpow
der continued dry enough it took fire
and exploded. but if it had been damp
ened by the water in the spirits the
dame of the alcohol went our without
setting the powder on 6r-. This was
elled the "proof." SpL-rts which kin
died gunpowder were said to be "above
proof." those that did not set tire to it.
were said to be "below proof." but this
did not fix the strength. Clark in his
hydrometer. which was invented about
the year 1730. fxed the strength of
proof spirits on the stem, at the spe
eflic gravity of ."-0. at the temperature
f GO degrees. This is the strength at
which proof spirit is fixed by act of
parliament, and at this strength it is
no more than a mixture of forty-nine
pounds of pure alcohol with fifty-one
pounds of pure water.-London Stand
Rich Men's Gifts are Poor
esides this: "I wanm to go on record as
aying that I regard Electric Bitters as
>ne of the greatest gifts that God has
nade to woman. writes Mrs. C. Rhine
ault, of Vestal Center, N. Y. " can
iever forget what, it has done for me."
['his glorious medicine gives a woman
>uoyant spirits, vigor of body and jubi
ant health It quickly cures Nervou
ess, Sleeplessness. Melacholy, Head
ehe, Backache, Fainting and Dizzy i
pells: soon builds up the weak, ailig
nd sick!y. Try them. 50c at all drug
"ists. _ _ _
"1 baven't got a limousine or any
eroplane: I haven't got a coach an'
ix. not e'en a special train: I haven't
ot a bicycle nor yet a boss an' team.
git along all right, by jinks, 'thout
serline or steam. I travel jest by
bank's mare an' never her no fear
ut what I'll reach my stoppin' place
he same day in the year. No artificial
igs for me. no busted tirr-s or bones,
,o landin' all up in a heap upon the
ighway stones. 1 may be slow n-get
n' round an' cause the world to
tare, but I will git there by an' by
11 right side up with care."-Boston
ar, turn to ti
that you kno'
" that you m~
we can, and 3
A Towel Story.
In a certain New England town they
manufacture a well known kind of
towel, most eflicient for drying pur
poses. How that towel first happened
to be made In the form which has
proved so profitable to its wakers is
the subject of an amusing legend. It
savors strongly of belonging to the
"too good to be true" genus of anec
dotes and is as follows:
Once the machinery in the towel fac
tory, busily engaged in turning out a
very conventional brand of towel, sud
denly went wrong and began practi
cally to go backward. There was
much excitement. Eventually the ma
chinery was chastised and set to rights
But-it was discovered that the tow
els turned out during that interval of
mechanical anarcby were of a texture
quite unrivaied for use as bath tow
:.s. At once the machinery was set
going backSward again and has been
traveling In tit direction ever since.
to the great delight of the stockholders
In the towel company. - New York
When Linen Is Translucent.
The whiteness and opacity of dry
linen. as of writing paper. are due
mainly to the fact of repeatt-d retlec
tions at the surface. so that ih- light Is
wasted in these reverberations before
it can reach to any depth. The body of
linen is a network of transparent fibers
not in optical contict. which Intercept
the light by repeatedly retlexin: IL
Now, if the interstices of these fibers
are filled by a body of the same refrac
tie Index as the fibers themselves the
reflexion of the surface Is destroyed
and the linen is rendered more trans
parent. Water does this: hence linen
when wet is darker. but more trans
lucent, just as is the olled paper used
for tracings by architects and eugi
neers. The same holds good with ordi
nary glass and ground glass, the re
peated reflections of the latter making
it far less transparent. To a similar
cause are due the whiteness and opac
ity of snow. of salt and of pulverized
Mrs. S. Joyce, Claremont, N. H.,
writes: "About a year ago I bought two
bottles of Foley's Kidney Remedy. It
cured me of a severe case of kidney
trouble of several years standing. It
certainly is a grand. good medieine, and
I heartily recommend it." W. E. Brown
"Providence." said the deacon, "sho'
do look after de culiud race."
"How come?' demanded Brother
"Well, ht's disaway: De nigger baby.
ez dey say, walk too soon."
"Sho do!" assented Brother Dickey.
"Dat makes hIm bowlegged."
"Now you talkin'!"
"An' bowlegs is de mos' convenient
est legs in de worl' fer climbin' a tree
w'en a possum's on de top limb!"-Ez
A Brief Introduction.
Mark Twain said the only introduc
tion to a literary audience that seemed
to him the right word in the right
place. a real inspiration, was as fol
"Ladies and gentlemen, I shall not
waste any unnecessary time in the in
'oducton. I dont know anything
about this man-at least I only know
two things about tim. One Is that he
has never been in prison. and the other
Is I cant see why he hasn't."
> give "Him"
is store for x
nas. You can
av will be
Lke your sele
ill make an
A Tramp of Rt.ourcc.
Much expwriencive -1 thirsty trumps
had enu:ed fit, :uth.br '-( -An Engiish
Holiday." J. .1 llissey. to foreknow
almost exactly whIt ths-Y wou!d ay
to him. ()nei t.1 I. whetn s*endintg his
motorear A-iu.. :il1n. a shady Eng
lish road, he ci r ene of tiis guild. who
accostt-d himn with the preliminary
touch of his i-ap .r. li-sey antici
pated hin by exlhning:
"I be mortal thirsty: IInve you. good
sir. the price f a class of :tie about
you? I've driven: nearly tifty niles to
day. and since the morni:r-z not a bite
of food bus passed any
The look of astonsish:ne:t that trump
gave me was a deli-ht to observe. Itut
this tramp was a iinn if ready re
sour~-e. and. seeing I was an hopeless
case. he rose to the occasa and
promptly exclaimed. with whAt dig-I
nity he could command and with a
comically serious expression:
"If there were a policeman in sight
I would give you in charge for begging.
that I wouldr
Between Two Fires.
She was desperately gone on them
both, and she couldn't think which
one to choose. It was rather perplex
Ing, no doubt, for one she was bonnd
She gazed at them both In despair.
quite puzzled to know what to do. As
soon as she thought about one she
cared for the other one too.
They still 'remained under her gaze.
Uttle recking the trouble they brought.
It really was hard to decide. They
were both so delightful. she thought.
She couldn't say which one she'd
have; her efforts fell hopelessly flat.
It's really exceedingly hard select
Ing a new autumn hat.
He Told Her.
Housekeeper-You promised that If
I'd give you a good 'neal and a suit
of old clothes you'd tell me how to
keep the premises free from tramps.
Tramp-Yes. mum. an' I'm a man
of me word, mum. an' I'll keep me
promise. although that meal wasn't no
great shates an' this suit of clothes
ain't much of a fit. But I'll tell ye.
"Well, what course am I to pursue?"
"Never give 'em anything. mum.
Good day, mum."
Good and Simple.
Let it not be In any man's power to
say truly of thee that thou art not
simple or that thou art not good, but
let him be a liar whoever shall think
anything of this kind about thee, and
this Is altogether in thy power, for
iwho is he that shall hinder thee from
being good and simple?-Marcus An
How He Raised It.
"How on earth did you ever culti
tate such a beautiful black eye?" ask- I
ed Brown's friend.
"Oh," replied Brown, who had unin
tentionally been illustrating the fall of
man on roller skates, "I raised it from.
a slip."-Everybody's Magine.
Shows No Improveerint.
"I don't see that her college educr
tion has improved her much."
"No. She helps her mother with the
housework just as if she hadn't been
euated."-Detroit Free Press.
An Apt Simile.
Some men have a career like a golf
bal. They are helped out of one bole!
only to get into another.- lipp'ncott's.
't go wrong h
tions early, x
v exchanges 3
In his "Mirror of Stones" Camillus
Leonardus calls jet "black amber" and
states that It possesses the peculiar
property of attracting to it when rub- I
bed light substances of all kinds. le:
aso tells u. that the thin smoke pro
lauced by this friction of rubbing was
used by the ancient Beritains for dri
ing away devils .'vd dissolving spells.
"Jet," says Dr. Young. "&ppears to *
be wood In a high state of bituminiza
Uon." And certainly jet often appears I
with traces of ligneous structure. At I
the same time there are specimens of
bones which seemingly have been grad
ally impregnated with and at last :
wholly replaced by this substance. a
Among the jet rock there is found a
liquid hydrocarbon somewhat resem
bling petroleum oil. which occurs in :
the cavities of ammonites. etc.. aid is 1
also sometimes found in nodules. the'a
presence of which is generally sup
posed to point to a rich vein of jet. I
From these and o'.her observations it
would appear that jet existed as a
liquid substance and that this sub
stance gradually permeated between :
the laminations of the shales. etc.. cov- i
ering over or in some cases entirely re
placing any woody matter which it
met with.-New York Post.
All the world is familiar with snut
boxes, but snuff spoons are pretty lit
tle refinements of which this genera
tion has hardly heard. Very probably
they came into use about two years.
after Sir George Rooke's expedition to'
Vigo bay in 1700. when he captnred
half a ton of tobacco and snuff froml
the Spanish galleons. and snuff thus :
became a common article in England.
One of the characters in a comedy :
published at Oxford in 1704. entitledj
"An Act at Oxford." by Thomas d
Baker, says, "But I carry sweet snuff
for the ladles," to which Arabella re
plies: "A spoon too. That's very gal
lant, for to see some people run their
fat fingers into a box is as nauseous
s eating without a fork."
In the forties and fifties of the last;
century snuff spoons were still in use
on the Scottish border. They were of
bone and of a size to go into the snuf
box. People fed their noses. it was
sd, as naturally as they carried soup 1
:o their mouths. As late as 187 a
.armer at 'Noram-on-Tweed was seen
using one.-London Saturday Review.
* Not Guilty!
The unable seaman referred to by
the American Thrasherman pk6bably
thought he was being accused of
'mussing up the bedclothes."
Enthusiastic Amateur Sailor-Let go
that jib sheet!
Unenthuslastic Landlubber (who has
been decoyed into acting as crew)-rm ,
ot touching the thing!
Most Tactless of Men.
"Clarence unintentionally offended
the aspiring young poetess."
In what way?"
"He sent her a gayly decorated
wastebasket as a birthCay present."
A High One.
Friend-Does the baron, your son-In
law, speak with much of an accent?
Richpurse-He did when he discovered
bow I had fixed his wife's dower.
He who wishes to secure the good
of others has already secured his own.
.s confronts y
ine of goods
ere! Look ove1
vhile the pick
rou desire afte
and high prices for cotton and other produce means
money in the pockets of all our people. This money will
0 be spent, and we hope it will all be spent in our own l
town and county. This being the case, then we are go
ing to use every effort to get a good share of the trade, 3
S quare Dealings
the best goods, and smallest protits will insure this, why
we are going to have it. We have now the largest and a
most complete Stock of Hardware we have ever had since m
being in the business. General Hardware of every a
discription, Ranges, Stoves, Heaters of all sizes. The a
best Stock of Crockery and Glassware in town. Paints, -00
Oil, and Varnishes. Headquarters for Guns. Shells and
Sporting Goods. A full Stock of Keen Kutter Axes,
Knives, Razors, Scissors and Shears: every piece guaran- a
teed. Enamelware in all the latest designs.
The famous Pittsburg Weld, and Ellwood Wire Fenc
in-. Barbed Wire also. and at prices that cannot be dupli- =
cated. A cordial invitation to all.
In the Levi "Busy" Block.
BUGGIES. WAGONS. HARNESS.
Lime, Cement.Acme Wall Plaster, Shingles,
Laths. Fire Brick, Clay. Stove Flue
Drain Pipe. &c.
HAY AND GRAIN.
Oats, beat, Rye, and Barley. A carload or a single
article. Come and see us, if unable to do. write or
'phone No. 10.
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