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The publication of -a telegraphic
weather bulletin, together with pre
dictions, began in 1?5 i, in this country.
The annual rainfall in the Atlantic
States i9 30 inchts; in the Southern,
65; in the Western, 2i; in the Pacific,
The coldest place in the world is
Yakutch, l?u-:sia; the thermometer
eometimes falls to 73 degrees below
zero. The falling snowfiake9 bring with
them all the lloating dust of the air,
leaving tho atmosphere extremely
JIn' 155 extremely cold weather pre
vailed in the United States. Mercury
froze and foroit treoi were killed by
QThe heaviest rain ever recorded in
Great Britain was in Argyle, Dec. 7,
seven inches in twenty-four
Is Vo0 a hail storm at Norwich.
England, wrecked houses and killed
many animals that could not reach
Spain, Ita'y, Sweden. Hanover,
Kussia, Austria, and Turkey receive
daily weather reports from i'aris and
The averages rainfall of Great
Britain is estimated t ) e jiial 031UM) .
gallons per acre every year almost
In 1544 tho winter was so severe in
Europe that in Flanders wine was
frozen and was cut in blocks and sold
The ecience of meteorology dates
from tho time of Aristotle, who. so far
as known, made tho first weather ob
servations. A wind moving at forty miles an
hour exorcises a pressure of nine
pounds to the square foot; at 100 miles,
of fifty -six pounds.
Storm warnings have baen displayed
in the principal parts of this country
without interruption since 1860; in En
gland since 1H51.
Regnault and Glaisher's tables al
low a tolerably accurate prediction to
be made of the amount of dew that
will fall in a given night.
Bared by a Shriek.
A French actress who has a wonder
ful talent for shrieking one of her
etageyel s being, "My child, my child,
give me back my child" was recently
seized by two highwaymen in a gloomy
place in the country. For a moment
eho was too much startled to do any
thing, but her senses returned
promptly and she thew her whole
energy and the full force of her won
derful lungs into one shriek. She did
not cry "help, n but, as t-he said, "let
off' her usual cry, "My child, my child
give me back my child!" The high
waymen dropped her, stuck their rin
gers in their ears and lied, their hair
on end. Such a shriek they had never
htard before, and from the fact that
there was no "child" anywhere in
sight, they made su o that they had
captured a raving maniac.
i:iiiiaic v s Stmlcn Days.
Bismarck was a student at Goettin
tren in 1.TJ and where his skill in
fenco won for him the sui namo "Achil
les the invulnerable" In three terms
he fought twenty duels and received
only a single wound, of which the scar
on his lower jaw near tho lip is still
perceptible, but as thi-s was caused by
his adversary's blade flying from the
hiit, it whs contrary to the code, so
that his reputation for invulnerability
remained technically unimpaired. In
deed, the university authorities for
bade him to fight certaii projected
duels on pain of expulsion.
Measured by our time standard,
there are forty ears of constant day
light, followed bj forty vears of un
broken night, around the poles of
Uranus. And the sun riees in the west
and sets in the east there.
London has an annual average rain
fall of but 25 inches, Paris 22 inches
Manchester 36 inches, and Edinburgh
39 inches, while Boston 6hows 4 inch
es, New York 45 inches, Philadelphia
41 inches, and Chicago 30 inches.
Sir William Thomson Is forced to
conclude that the hitherto supposed
connection between terrestrial mag
netic storms and tun spots has no ex
istence, and that the seeming agree
ment between the periods is a mere
coincidence ar.d nothing more.
Shooting stars are small cosmic
bodies generally weighing only a few
giamme, often much less, and com
posed mainly of iron and carbon. They
travel in twarms through space, and,
like comets, move arcund the 6un in
very elongated edites. When these
cross the patht f the ear; h. shooting
stars become visible. They are nt
luminous in themselves. Their brill
iancy is the result of the transforma
tion of their lapid motion into heat.
Pasteur, the I reuch scientist, has
shown that all fruit and vegetables
when undergoing even partial decay,
contain bacteria, which, if taken int
tho stomach may cause disea e Fruit
grown near the ground may contain
the bachteria of typhoid fever, tetan
us, diphtheria or cholera, which may
have fo ind their way into the material
used for fertilizing, o may have be
come incorporated with the dried dust.
Hence one should never neglect to
cleane fruit. Especial care should bo
taken with imported or shipped fruit
more particu arly that from districts
where there are infectious diseases.
One of Nature's Queerest Freaks
There is a shell-nsh, called the coat-of-mail,
which has its eyes, not on its
body, where we would naturally look
for them, but on its shell. They glis
ten like crystals in their calcareous
settings. As weil might we expect to
see eyes on the shell of a tort jise, or
on our finger nails. This discovery, so
new in science, has led to a closer in
spection. In one specimen 3u) eyes
were counted, 24 rows, with'an average
of 15 to each row. Another shell, in
which the eyes were very small, had
8,500 eyes on it.
Known In Ancient Times.
They began to have dressmakers'
bills over 2,800 years before Christ.
One of these bills, on a Chaldean tab
let, has just been discovered. All tho
items on it prove the good taste and
luxury of the people of thote days.
There were "ten white robes of the
temple; eight robes of the house of his
lady; ten collars of the house of his
lady; ten pair gold collars, two white
robes, two scented robes."
Greater Than Riches.
There are plenty of men in this coun
try who are rich and yet have hardly a
cent in their pocket, some of them not
even owning a pocket book. In this
and and in this day and age to have a
good constitution, good health, and
good pluck, are greater riches then gold
or silver. AVith many men, well divid
ed energy, backed by a clear mind and a
iappy disposition is far better than
many acres left by indulgent parents
are, to others. That man who has a
ionic, a good cheerful disposition, who
is kind hopeful and plucky, is rich if he
does not own a dollar and has no t-xpec-
ation of one, except as he gets it by the
sweat of his brow and the honest elTorts
of his own will and mind and talent.
The hardest thing in life is for a man
o get along with himself. If he can
master himself, he can master the
Justices Brewer, Brown and Shiras
are Yale graduates.
Thomas Henry, a St. Louis boy, 14
years old, completed a trip to the Pa
cific coast and back alone. His father,
believing in tho education of travel,
sent the boy out to make this trip.
Tue earliest known photograph of
Carah Bernhardt wa taken in 1807,
when 6he was playing at the Cdeon.
Her dress had a crinoline, and her face
is innocent and childish. Since then
one photographer alone has taken her
in 1,007 different attitudes.
A recent issue of a newspaper of
Monongahela City, Pa., announced
that Elder J. M. Springer, of Belle
Vernon, would preach on Sunday at
Duquesne, marry a oouple at Fayette
City on Monday, and conduct a funeral
at Belle Vernon on Wednesday. Mr.
Springer is a preacher, a justice of the
peace, an undertaker and a furniture
ODDS AND ENDS.
The Hebrew year commences Sept. ft.
Roman law forbade the use of silk
Hydrogen gas is tho most perfectly
The ancients considered coral a val
The mouth of tho star fish is exactly
in tne center.
A sinole oyster in season produces
about 1,0UU,OUj young.
Gloves weie worn by ancient Egyp-
A. ' J TT 1 .
nana anu xieoiuws.
The yourg frog has a special breath
ing organ in its tall.
The cabmen of Paris are forbidden
to smoke pipe? while driving a fare.
The Ffr Savlnis Hank.
The first savings bank in this coun
try was the Philad Jphla Savings
Fund Society, organized in 11(5. It is
still in existence. later, in lwl a
paving bank was founded in Boston,
and in i.e was ttar od in 2sew
York. Nati rial banks weie authorized
by various aots of Congress in I&s,
1BH and 1-Ki. 'J he plan of tho Gov
ernment was to get the banks to buy
Government bonds, and tj do bo it
gave them the right to issue notes to
the amount or 10 tier cent, of those
they had bought. A savings bank is
not a lank of deposit; apart irom its
character as an las er of note., a Na
tion) bank is a bank of depo it.
The Independent wants a good live
correspondent in every town, village
and neighborhood in the county. AVe
furnish the paper and all neccessary
material to our agents and correspond
ents free, and will give a liberal commis
sion to all who work for us. Write us
Don't Do Not.
Don't read this if you expect to lind
the old stereotvned advice unamended.
Don't go to bed with cold feet unless
they have been pickled and taken inwardly.
Don't lie on the left side too much-
lie on trie ngnt side an you can, as it
Don't jump out of Led immediately
on awakening in the morning but this
advice is unnecessary. No sane man
ever did it.
Don't eat between meals if you get
hungry have the meals oftener or when
ever you get hungry.
Don't take long walks on an ei'pty
stomach. Ifjyou Avant to walk on a
stomach at all, try and lind a full one,
as it is softer traveling. A stomach is
not a very good place for a long walk,
anyway. Texas Sittings.
JOHN S. BENDER,
Attorney at Law,
Office over Sim-maker's Krstaunuit.
Will promptly ntteml to all ltisin-ss Intrusted
to 1 1 i in in tli- line of Iiis profession.
Of glittering gold in the mouths of the
people is rapidly giving way to the more
modern and certainly more harmonious
Porcelain Crowning ü ßridae WorK
Xewly patented System of applying
this work is a revelation to alH who de
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to their'natural whiteness.
Call at the
Model Dental Parlors,
PLYMOUTH'S NEW WEEKLY PAPER.
WHY IS IT?
So many people trade at the People's
A brief list of the Staple
Goods we keep.
Hoi Water Bottles.
Anticontinc . They get the Uest (loods at the Lowest
AllllSepilCS. ; Prices and can alwavs lind what they
Dr. Mile S Remedies. ; V'e have the largest and best selected
Paine s Compound. ist.
Dr. Pierce'sFavoritePrescription!: "y 00CIS9
Kennedy's Medical Discovery. : m the county ami kT v with im-
Bimey'S Catarrh Clire. lavement in every department. We
Wnnllnu'c Rrnnnliinl nnrl lima appreciate small favors and are every
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