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Odd Ways in the Old Days.
Diving into the old records of North
ampton, Mass., says the Springfield Re
publican, you find much revealing the
customs and habits of olden time. No
fire was found in "the meeting-house"
in olden time, and stoves were carried
to church, as were tallow candles to
the evening meetings. In 1737 the im
portant vital question at a legal town
meeting was, "Shall men and their
wives be seated together in pews?"
and the vote was an emphatic "No!'
In 1744, about the beginning of Jona
than Edwards' troubles in the parish
it was voted not "to pay the charge
of bringing his daughter from Brook
field." In 1738 this appears on the
town records: "Taking into consid*
eration the difficulty Mr. Edwards hath
labored under this year and some time
past with respect to his firewood, the
town voted that those persons wh:
have not this year brought him a load
of wood might have liberty between
this time and next Tuesday night tc
bring each one his load of wood." It
there was not a sufficiency of wood ub
that time, the town then voted, the
selectmen should see that the deficiency
was met at the cost of the town.
MRS, HULDA JAKEMAN
Wta eof President Jakesa O
I= of the Mormon Chur a
Salt Lake CityUt, boeom
mends Lydia l. Piatham' .
Vegetable Compoand por We
, man's Periodle Pals
"IDz Mss. Pnarw :--Bf*re I I
knew of Lydia E. p'inkham Veg5
etable Compound I dreaded the
approauh of the time for mm menstrual t
period, as it would mean a eoaple of
M3S. BVLDA JAE> MAN.
days in bed with intense pain and suf
fering. I was under the physlelans
eare for over a year without any relief,
when my attention was oelled to Lydia
B. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound by
several of our Mormon women who
had been cured through its use.
I began its systematic use and im
proved gradually in health, and after
the use of six bottles my health was
eempletely restored, and for over two
years I have had neither ashe or pain.
You have a truly wonderful remod for
women. Very sincerely youras Ms.
RmUnA JAzmuAx, SaltLakeCity,itah."
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A LITTLE TRINKER. I
Cunning little Johnny,
Three years old today, 01
Standing at the window.
Doesn't wantto play. i
He is watching papa
Out there in the snow,
Up and down the vineyard,
Slowly to and tro.
He is thinking deeply ca
Of the reason why
Papa stays out there so long.
Then comes in bye-and-bye. 1
And so he turns to mamma
Sitting in her chair, e
"Mamma, what is papa
Doin' way out dere?"
Mamma answers briefly, e
"He is trimming grapes." o
Johnny looks surprised and w
A little laugh escapes.
Still another question c
From thoughtful little John, e
"Mamma, how does papa
Sew de trimmin's on?" e
-Detroit Free Press. n
THE CHIPMUNK AND HIS TOILET. e
Some of us might take lessons from
this little animal.
The chipmunk is industrious in all S
weathers, except the very rainy, al
though he is rather shy on a very d
The rustling and waving branches
make him wary. He' eats sitting on
his haunches and holding his food in
He drinks by lapping like a dog.
He is very neat about his person,
combing out his fur and his long tail
with paws and teeth.
He washes his face by lapping his
forepaws and then rubbing them both
at the same time over his face with
such speed that the eye can hardly
follow his motions.-Red Man and
A BOTTLE EXPERIMENT.
s Put a bent pin in the end of a cork.
I, To the pin fasten a piece of thread,
a with a shoe button as a weight. Put
y the cork and pendant in an empty bot
O tle. Show the bottle and announce
. to the spectators that you are going
a to cut the thread without touching
a either the cork or the bottle, and, to
0o prevent the least suspicion of fraud,
'* seal up the cork and the neck of the
" bottle with wax. You will leave the
, room a minute with the bottle, and
return with it in your hand, showing
. that the thread is cut clean through,
Id with the end thereof lying at the bot
e tom, together with the button that
s was attached to it. This experiment
p. must not be made at night or on a
cloudy day, as the sun is your chief
o- assistant You will, by means of a
s. converging sunglass, concentrate the
- rays of the sun on one point of the
thread, and in order to facilitate the
operation use black thread, as this will
absorb better the caloric rays and
burn more readily. Use a bottle made
of clear or light glass. The experi
ment is so interesting that it may also
be made openly.
A TRUE CAT STORY.
There are many who would say that
cats feel no genuine affection, even
for those who have treated them kind
ly. But, in my judgment, this opin
ion is erroneous. An incident in my
own life proves to my own satisfac
tion that cats do love those who treat
them kindly, and that in no small de
At about six or seven years of age
I came into the possession of a gray
kitten, which soon became a treasure
to me. I looked after "Tom" myself,
gave him his meals regularly-some
thing, too, very often, between meals
-and lavished upon him all the af
fection I could. Very soon he showed
an affection for me which he bore to
no other member of the family; in
- fact, on more than one occasion he
ran away from my brother, who was
rather given to teasing him, and came
to me for protection.
I used to smuggle Tom to bed with
me, and hide him under the blankets
until I was satisfied no one would
come near me again for the night
Then would I drag him forth in tri
umph from his hiding place and hug
him closely to my breast, Tom show
ing his appreciation by purring loud
ly and diligently rubbing my neck
and chin with his soft cheek. To my
sorrow 'it was only once in a long
while that I was allowed this pleasure.
as very often my mother in her final
look at me for the night would spy
my pet or hear him purr, and then
Tom would be banished from the
Sometimes, when particularly anx
ious to be with me, he found a way to
manage it During the night, if the
window was not open he forced his
way through a pane of glass, and I
awoke to find him nestling on the pil
low beside my cheek. This may
sound incredible, but it is nevertheless
true, and I think that Tom must have
felt a deep love for me, or he would
not have been so eager to be with me.
Of course he did not do this sort of
thing regularly, but I remember sev
eral occasions on which he did so.
Every morning he visited me betore I
was out of bed, and we generally had
our breakfast together.
The school I attended was distfant
about two miles. At first, though loth
to leave Tom behina, it never occur
red to me to take him with me. But
after a time he sometimes accom
panied me, either sitting on my shoul
ders or in my arms or running along
by my side. During school hours he
Sremained close by, outside in the
woods. At intermission I sought him
out and during the dinner hour let him
ee share my lunch. When school was
S over he accompanied me home. But
he had not the opportunity of doing
this very long, because when I was
about ten years old I was sent to a
school about twenty miles away, and
then I saw Tom only about once in
three months.-Our Animal Friend.
THE RIP VAN WINKLE TOYS.
Once there was a little boy. His
- name was William Penniman Apple
s by, and he lived in a big, square, com
pi. fIortable looking house, set well back
Sfrom a wide, quiet, homey-looking
I street. He was a wide, square little
boy, and he had, all for his own. a
wide, square room above the dining
room; and funnel of his wide,
Sasquare, little stove entered the same
chimney up which fle.v the tames
from the blasng wood fire ain the wide
moutheUd ireplace in the dinlag-roo
ie loyad thlat g& ae mO he e-s
a great deal of time wondering where I
the flames went after they had danced
up the wide black throat. When he
asked a grown-up, he was told that A
they went out. But he knew that be
fore; for he could see them go, just
as plainly as he could see the exit of Tr
the schoolmaster or the parson or
any of the neighbors. But no matter
how swiftly he ran out through the
long hall, when the flames were roar
ing highest, he never saw them come of
out of the chimney and go sailing off uo
over the elms. There was nothing s
but gray smoke that floated away sp
and vanished among the tree tops. co
But one April morning a thought fa
came to him. GI
His mother had said she was sure in
William would not need a fire in his
room again before autumn and she m
called Jonathan, the man of all work,
to take the little, wide, square stove
up attic. Then over the funnel-hole u
she hung a gay little picture of a he
very rosy-cheeked, blue-eyed boy,
swinging his very rosy-cheeked, black- m
eyed little sister. It:
William was standing by the win- of
dow, watching some papers whirling hi
about in the corner of the yard. Pres
ently the wind took them right up
over the high fence, and away they u'
whisked out of sight. It was then that
the thought came to William. It was ei
something like this: If the wind
could lift things over the fence so to
easily, why could not the flames,
which sailed upward so lightly and p1
easily, carry things right up the chim
neyt Of courge they could. And
then he would see where they went, t
even if they did have such a queer
trick of being invisible as soon as
ever they got out of doors. So he
I sped across the room (for he was a
boy who always wanted to do things h
as soon as he thought of them); and
down the chimney went a big rubber
ball and a little rubber ball and half
a train of cars and a pair of worn
little overshoes, and a number of other
things which he thought he would not
miss too much. And then he could p
hardly wait for the fire to be built in
the dining room fireplace. But it
wasn't built. The weather grew
warmer and warmer; and then one
h day a number of men came, and
h brought a great, queer-looking, round o
thing, like an enormous dinner pail,
and they put great shining tubes all
through the house. And then it was
a furnace-heated house; and the lit
tle wide, square stove stayed up in
the attic, and a screen with funny
pictures was put across the fireplace.
And then, as there were no more
flames to go out, William forgot to
wonder where they went.
e By and by he was a man, and had
a little William of his own to follow
1g him about and ask all sorts of queer
to questions. Then that little William
d' grew up, too; and he had a little Wil
e liam, who wondered at things just
le as much as the first one, whom he
called grandpa, and who had a cane
ig and a long white beard. And as
Grandpa William walked more and
more slowly he began to think about
at the fire in the big old dining room fire
t place; and he felt sure that it would
be a great deal warmer and better
for his rheumatism than those square
a holes in the floor. So Papa William
ie got some kindling and some big sticks
of maple and tried to build a fire.
But the smoke all came out into the
room. Then he said the draught was
wrong, and he got a big hammer and
le pounded away at the sheet of iron
ri- away up in the 'roof of the mouth of
so the old fire-place. It was very stub
born, but suddenly it gave way-and
down came, amid a blinding cloud of
soot, a big rubber call and a little
at rubber ball and half a train of cars
en and a pair of worn little overshoes
id- and a number of other things which
in- made Little Boy William's heart leap
sy with joy, although he had a whole
LC wide, square room full of playthings.
at And then Grandpa William remem
le- bered who put them there, and why,
and told all about it, with a queer lit
ge tle quaver in his voice, while he
y watched the bright flames dance up
re the chimney. And Little Boy William
lf, listened, with wide, grave eyes, his
e-elbows on his knees and his chin in
ls his moist, sticky palms.
S Then he slipped quietly out, axt
ed soon they saw him perched on a gate
to post, gazing earnestly upward. Grand
in pa William tapped on the window.
he "What it is, William?" he called.
as "Lookin' to see fwere the fwames go
ne to," was the reply.
Grandpa smiled, and brushed his
th coat sleeve across his eyes when he
ts thought no one was looking.
ld "They are real Rip Van Winkle
t toys," said Little Boy William's
ri- mother, as she brushed the dust from
ug them gently.
w "Fwat's vat?" piped up the scien
id- tific investigator, who had come in to
Ck get a thicker Jacket.
ny And mamma explained. But Grand
ng pa William never told him where the
re, flames go to.-The Christian Regis
en Coaling Stations Next
It is hinted at the Navy Department
,x. that plans are being formulated for the
to acquirement of coaling stations for the
he use of our warships, which will defend
is the isthmian canal. Now that the
I treaty is signed and England has sub.
1 mitted to our demand that we defend
ay the canal according to our wishes it
Shas become incumbent upon the Navy
v Department to make such preparations
i as are necessary for the maintenance
. of a fleet in the vicmity of the pro
of posed canal.
ev- These stations will be established at
so. Almirante Bay, the Chriqul lagoon, Co
e lumbia, the Gulf of Dulce, Costa Rica;
lad the Danish West Indies and Galla
pagos Island. off the coast of and be
ant longing to Ecuador. Admiral Dewey
oth says the canal can be defended only
ur- by the navy. Rear-Admiral Bradford,
But chief of the onreau of eoulpment and
m a memler of the naval war board,
ul- says the defense of the canal will be
g the guns of the American fleet, and
be in order that the fleeti may operate
the from near by bases it is necessary that
im they be established without delay.
im Army and Navy Journal.
But Nice Vahicle for Timid Ladles.
ing A new species of recreation has just
was made its appearance in Oxford. It
o atakes the form of a kind of bath chair
and hansom cab, being, indeed, nothing
Sin more than a very comfortable basket
. chair mounted unon two wheels, with
ball bearings and rubber tires. This
3. chair is fastened to the saddle pillar
His of a bicycle by means of a rigid shaft,
pie- with a ball socket at the head, so that
om- neither the steering of the cycle nor
ack the leaning over of the machine as it
:ing turns a curve is affected. No donbt
ttle the new conveyance will prove an
i. a excellent form of entertainment with
lug which the undergraduate may provide
ide, his sisters or aunt when they visit
me Oxford. The cars are not inappro
nes priately called "rickshas," and the la
Ide bor is much lighter than might be
Sexpected for t@he QV0t9--L0SB493
ee TELEPHONE POSSIBILITIES.
that A FIELD FOR USEFULNESS PRAC
st be- I TICALLY UNOCCUPIED.
sit of The Union of Rapid Telegraph With 6
n or the Telephone as a Distributing b(
latter Agent-A Combination Between the se
b the Phonograph and the Telephone. re
roar- In commenting upon the possibilities et
come of the long-distance telephone in an K
athing unoccupied field, the Electrical World
and Engineer says: "We have often L
ay speculated on the possibilities of rapid di
ouh communication as compared with the
ought facilities which are actually available. ui
Great as have been the improvements 0
sure in both telegraphic and telephonic i
she methods, there is still a field for uso
work, fulness that is even now practically
stove unoccupied. This is to be found in
stole union of rapid telegraphy with the
of a telephone as a distributing agent. We
have on the one hand several beautiful
bl methods of very rapid telegraphy cap- h
able of greatly increasing the capac- o
win- Ity of every existing wire as a means
Liing of communication, and, on the other
Pres- hand, a considerable network of long
up distance telephone lines, beautifully
proportioned for rapid work, and un- c
they utilized during a material part of
t was every day. One of the chief objec
wind tions raised against rapid machine
cc telegraphy is the difficulty of provid
me so ing adequate facilities for handling
y and promptly the volume of business piled c
chim- upon the receiving offices, and the ser
And ious dislocation of affairs in case of a I
went, temporary hitch in the transmission
quwenter of messages. In long-distance tele
onueer as phony the main practical hinArance
on as to efficiency is the trouble in getting r
was b hold of the man at the other end
things of the line. Every one who has ever
and had occasion to use long distance
rubber lines knows how busy they are dur
d halt ing a considerable part of the day,
d half and the irritating delays that come
other through no fault of the telephone
ild not company, but merely because so many
could persons are anxious to talk at once.
ult in "During the night, however, long-dis
uilt in tance conversation is far from active
grew ten of eleven o'clock, and the costly
n one lines are earning far less than is de
roueand irable on the score of general econ
round omy. A line does not deteriorate from
pa use, and the larger proportion of the
time it can be kept busy the greater
he lit its net earning capacity. Now, let
up in us see what would be the result of
funny forming a point committee, as it were,
eplace.funny of these two methods of transmitting
more ifitelligence. Suppose, for instance,
that during the four hours from 1
got to to 5 a.m.a single line between Chicago
and New York were worked up to its
follow full capacity by modern machine tele
phony. Assuming the use of an auto
queer matic printing instrument at working
le Wil- speed of a hundred words a minute
s just or thereabouts, 500 ten-word messages
om he per hour in each direction would be
a cane within the range of capacity of the
Lnd as system if such messages were direct
re and ed to the respective telephone num
babout ers of the recipients. These mes
m fire- sage slips could simply be filed away
would away and telephoned to the proper
better addresses on the opening of business
square hours, the slips being mailed as an ad
Villiam ditional check; as fast as telephoned.
sticks Meanwhile, during the day and even
a fire. ing such registered messages would
nto the be taken from telephone subscribers
;ht was on a twpewriter and passed along to
ier and be performed or otherwise prepared
of iron for rapid transmission during the
outh of night. The result would be a very
y stub- convenient and cheap method of send
Ly-and ing messages, which would be deliv
loud of ered in the course of a few hours, and
a little a considerable increase in the earn
of cars ing capacity of every long telephone
ershoes line. Something in the way of deliv
Iwhich ering telephone messages is now often
irt leap done, but we know of no comprehen
whole sive and cheap scheme for extending
gthings. such a service by rapid telegraphy."
remem- The possibilities of this plan are
id why, great, but how about a combination on
Ueer lit- the same lines between the phono
hile he graph and the telephone? Of course
nce up the chief value of the telephone as
William compared with the telegraph is the
res, his fact that minds meet, questions are
chin in answered at once, and a great deal
of business can be done in a short
ut, ad time, limited not by the speed of a tel
a gate egraph operator, but by the speed of
Grand- the talker. It dqes not, however,
window. sdpersede the telegraph and probably
led. never will. At the same time, how
mes go ever, it can certainly help the tele
graph by being used in the dull hours
ied his of the early morning and thus add
then he greatly to its earnings capacity. It
would be possible for long dispatches
Winkle to be talked into a phonograph, and
rilliam's cylinder after cylinder might be filled
Lat from in the hours of the day, and then sent
during the hours when the lines are
a scien- rarely in use. The simultaneous use
ne in to or the wire for telephoning and tele
graphing is another possibility, and
Grand- when these more modern methods
aere the are employed by the telephone and
SRegis- telegraph companies there should be
so material a reduction of rates that
men will wonder how they ever got
along without it as a means of expedit
I for the . A Secret Meaning,
1 for the
Idefend How few of us know the real mean
bat the ing of the last passage in "Vanity
has sub- Fair." Here are Thackeray's words:
Sdefend "Oh vanitas vanitatum. Which of us
ishes it is happy in this world? Which of us
he Navy has his desire-or, having it, is satis
arations fled? Come, children, let us shut up
itenance the box and the puppets, for our play
the pro- is played out."
Poor Thackeray's wife lost her
ished at mind, and was confined in an asylum,
;oon, Co. where she devoted her time to dress
ta Rica; ing dolls, while the great ethical
i Galla- teacher, the greatest man in his day
and be- in London, the man upon whose words
SDewey every one hung, used to make a peri
led only odical pilgrimage to that abode of liv
iradford, ing death to see the wife who had
ient and the mind of a little child, and take
r board, her dolls by the dozen-all the newest
I willbe and prettiest dolls he could buy, pack
eet, and ed in boxes, and given into her own
operate hands, that he might see her dulled
ary that eyes brighten, and hear her laugh out
delay.- suddenly, so pitifully, like her own
old self, at sight of the staring wax
puppets that were her life, when he
adies. was forgotten.
ford. It Mere Opinion.
nothing A man hates to tell his age because
e basket he dohsn't want the world to know
els, with that he has taken so many years to
s. This accomplish so little. A woman doesn't
lie pillar like to tell how old she is because she
rid shaft, still hopes some one may some day
I, so that call her "Baby."
:ycle nor Kind words cost little, but it makes
ine as it some people feel cheap to give away
Qo donbt things which have no big price-tags
rove an on them.
ent with Men ae judged by the company
rprovide they keep. Only millionaires are sup
hey visit posed to belong to Mr. Rockefeller's
d the la- After a girl is about twenty-eight
night be she begins to think of giving up cot
fee for the benefit of her e'tle;ton,
A MARVELOUS METAL.
A New Process of Tempering Iron
C" Discovered in Germany.
Following close upon the trial of a
new method of hardening iron at the
th experimental station at Charlotten
ig berg, Germany, which caused quite a
sO sensation a short time ago, comes the
report of another process just discov
, ered by a master blacksmith, named
an Knigge, in Homberg, which has be- It
id come the topic of conversation in the
e Lower Rhenish-Westphalian iron in
id dustry. A
he It is said that the process can be Ui
le. used with every class of iron. Numer
is ous iron parts keep pouring in from
tic foreign firms, which Knigge tempers B
and then returns to the manufacturers.
ly An English company has offered
in Knigge 300,000 marks for his dis- I
he covery, but the offer has been refused,
Ve Knigge having connected himself with A
ul a wealthy capitalist, Mr. Van Holt.
A plant has been erected at Ruhrort I
harbor, in which the process is carried
s out. Later on it is purposed to build
ns a large factory at this place. Ai
Per rivy Councilor Krupp is very ntiCb
1g- interested in the discovery, the more sc
Ily so as Knigge claims that his process
in- costs one-fourth that of the KrupF N,
of method, and is at the same time fat
ec- more effective, as bullets which have $1
ne been hardened by his method had
id- pierced Krupp armor plate, which
ng leaves no doubt that a Krupp shell A
led could not pierce armor plate harden.
er- ed by the Knigge process. Mr. Knigge
fa looks for great results from his dis
on covery in the axle-tree and ball-bear A
tie- ng industries. See
ice Mr. Knigge promptly applied for and wit
Ing received trade-mark protection on his ng
'nd discovery, while application has alsc nk
rer been made to have his process patent ins
ace ed. T
ur- Mr. Knigge is a native of West 'Ye
ay, phalia, but spent twenty years of his wa:
me life in Holland, marrying a native of U
me that country, and returned to German3 mia
my but a short time ago, taking up hils re
ice. residence in Homberg. Tai
dis- Only the future can tell whether ol .t
ive not the Knigge process is really as im so;n
ter portant as is claimed on all sides. As the
stly is well known, numerous methods fol :he
de- tempering iron have been discovered Ira
:on- which showed excellent results it sid
-om small experiments, but which coulc E
the not be executed in connection witth m
Lter large quantities of iron, and therefore )tlJ
let proved worthless. ' rh
. of see
ere, The Bear Was ata Home, 3it
sing A woman traveling abroad narrates :oo
ace, the following experience: She had :he
a 1 occasion to go to the British Embass3 :he
ago at a certain spot, which shall be wi'
its nameless, to see the Ambassador, who
ele- however, proved to be away with his
uto- wife at a neighboring health resort E
ling The visitor asited for the first secre is
lute tary, who, unfortunately, was on leave wf
iges in Engand. The woman said that the ;o
be second secretary would do as well 3
the but he happened to be in attendance an
ect- upon his wife, who was in a hospital eo0
,um- Was the third secretary there? No be
nes- he was on leave, too. The bottle be
way washer might be in, perchance? No to
)per he was shooting in England. The sec
aess ond bottle washer? Hoe, unfortunate be
I ad- ly, was an invalid, and rarely came ti
ned. the embassy. The military attache' .a
ven- He was on leave. The archivist? He
ould was fishing in Scotland. The visitor
bers had heard of two junior secretaries
g to whose custom it was to transact their
ared duties in company with a pet bear
the Did they happen to be in? Unfor
very tunately, they were away playing polo
end- ,nd the bear? Yes, the bear was at
eliv- home. The visitor, however, did not
and feel equal to interviewing the beat
arn- single handed, and left. Not for an3
bone consideration would I reveal the name
eliv- of the embassy where this incident it
sften stated to have occurred. I may re
Shen- mark, however, that a bear is quite
ding the last animal to which British inter
ehy." ests ought to be confided at this par
are ticular sp6t.-London Truth.
mono- About Menelik's Army.
urse Major Hanbury-Tracy and Captail Li
e as R. P. Cobbeld, the two British oflicers
the who were dispatched early this yeat
are on a mission to Abyssinia to accom
deal pany Mnelik's army in the combinem
short Anglo-Abyssinian expedition againsi
a tel- the Man Mullah, have Just arrived it
sd of London. Captain Cobbold says the
eve, Abyssinian army has no system of in
ably telligence and possesses no maps. Al I
how- though the Negus has often receive
tele- offers from foreign governments, he(
mours has never hitherto permitted foreiga
add officers to accompany his army or
r. It active service. The force numberec
:ches about 15,000 men, many of whoir
and fought against the Italians in the late
filledwar and constituted the flower oe j
sent Menelik's army. There are no othel c
Sare soldiers who can do so much work
Suse with so little nourishment. Discipline S
tele- is maintained almost entirely by th(d
and per'onal attachment of the men t(
hods their leaders. The practice of mutil
and ating the slain in battle still exists, es g
.d be pecially among the Galla soldiery, t(
that whom it is mainly coniflned. A soldiet 0
got who can produce proofs of elever o
victims is entitled to wear a silvet
band around his sword.-London ExlI
New Ring-Making Machine.
,nean. An ingenious labor-saving machine
anity which will completely revolutionize p
ords: the finger ring manufacturing industry p
of us of England, has been devised by C. P
of us Denkin, a Birmingham jeweler. This
satis- machine effects in one almost instan
it up taneo~ms operation the work of severs. .
play men. A signet ring fresh from the
mold is placed in one tool of the Den
her lin invention, and within the space ofl I
ylum. a few seconds the inside is fixed, pol
irss- ished and lapped. The treatment o l
thical the face of the signet is equally simple I
day and rapid. By means of an ingeniousl
lords device it is clamped and trained to ast
peri- revolving surface of special design
tf liv- In a short space of time the face is i
had finished to perfection, whereas at 4
take present the ring has to pass through[
awest the hands of four skilled workmen.
pack- The process is so simple that it cat[
own be worked by a boy or girl, Whichb
lulled means a consfiderabl e'oncmy in the
h out cost of production.-Scientifc Amerl.
m he More Music Than Brains.
"Don't you know why it is that mu
sicians wear long hair?" asked a sci
entist. "It is to conceal the lizard-like
'formation of their skulls. They have
cause -that is, all the great ones have
know the skulls of lizards, and they are liz
mrs to ards mentally, save where their art
Desn't is concerned, and music is the lowest
se she ef the arts. In the animal kingdom
a day there is only one musical tribe, that
of the birds, and they, you know, are
nakes a debased branch of the lizard family,
away a branch that put on wings and
e-taga feathers at the world's beginning.
Watch some time, a fine musician,
apany playing, say, the pipe organ. He sits
s sup erect, motionless, his face turned up
eller's ward; he is entranced with the mellow
thunder that rolls forth from his finger
-eight tips. For all the world be is like a
p coF- ereat lzard. If his long hair were cast
eioa. this similarity would be perceptlbl~
i to OTr ome."-"P1h3lslphisa Neogr
I of a
it the l
cite a tiole
-s the .a i:. tetr
Lamed A Mral oft te Globe..
is be- I startee out arouna the world ihe
Ln the ('Twas half-past five o'clock;
My hair was nicely brushed and curled; Ti
I wore my Sunday frock); a d
And east I went from Illinois
an be As straight as I could go,
lumer- Until I thought I'd got to Troty , inl
from Where lives my Uncle Joe,
mpers But her% of Bourse, I didn't stay-' $
Curers. I had so much ahead. dra
sifered I took a ship at Boston Bay
And o'er the ocean sped. T
s di I wasn't sick a single speck, till
,fused, And sailed with might and main,
I, with And didn't stop for storm or wreck, s
Holt. And landed right in Spain. goc
uhrort I went through Spain and Italy,
!arried And Turkey, Turkestan, I
build And China too; and next, dear one, abc
I found I'd reached Japan!
And here the ocean was again,
hmuch Which I must cross once more, '
more So in a boat I stepped, and then ls
rocess Set out and sailed for shore. a
Krupf Now this was our America! Cu
no fat I had no time to waste, the
u have tut I went fpor California stil
To Illinois in haste, tre
d had Biecause I'd heard the tea-bell sound, as
which And mamma call and call cot
t shell And left the world, so smooth and roune
Oarden 0O papa's desk. That's all. th
--Edwin L. Sabin, in the Churchman. at
idt dis What the Squirrel Guest Did.
ll-bear A dinner served in a glen had just g
been finished when a red squirrel.
for and rith glistening, eager eyes, came creep
on his ing down a tree which stood hear the
as alac ake, He crept nearer and nearer, and
patent inally leaped upon the table.
The lady who was presiding said:
West 'Yes, help yourself to anything you
of his want" ea
tive of Upon this invitation the little fellow o
crman3 nade bold to creep up to a loaf of ea
up his )read from which only a piece or two ca
had beenicut. He seizeditanddragged is
ther o .t to the side of the table, and at
as im somehow managed to scramble down
es. As the side with it to the ground. He th
ods fot :hen fixed his teeth in the crust and
overed Iragged it away and down the steep
ults it sides of the glen.
conic But when he reached the bottom
a with tnd confronted the steep rise on the a
erefore ,ther side it was too much for him.
Then he gave a sort of call, which n
seemed to be understood from around N
re. 3im, and after a little conference all
tarrates :ook hold, and with tug and strain
be had :hey managed to bring the loaf to tl
mbass3 :he top of the hill, and disappeared
call be with it in the woods beyond. to
)r, who _. _ ti
vith his The Bell of Justice.
resort 4 beautiful little story is told which a
t secre is well worth repeating here. In one
sa leave )f the old cities of Italy, so the story a
that the goes, the king had a bell hung up in A
is well a tower in one of the public squares,
endance and called it the "Bell of Justice," and
tospital 'ommanded that any one who had
'e? No been wronged should go and ring the
a bottle bell, and so call the judge of the city
'e? No to come and see that justice was done.
rhe sec In the course of time the end of the
rtunate bell-rope rotted away, so a wild vine
came to was tied to it to lengthen it. One
attache' lay an old and starving horse, that
st? He had been turned out by its cruel own
Svisitor r to die, wandered into the tower,
retaries and in trying to eat the vine rang the
act their dell to which it was attached. When
et bear the judge of the city came to see who
Unfor had rung the bell, he found this old
wng polo orse. Then the judge sent for the
was at ner of the poor horse and ordered
did not :hat, since this animal, which had
been so wronged, had rung the "Bell
for ana )f Justice," he should have justice
dent lone to him. He commanded the
may re )wner, therefore, to take the horse
is quite home and to feed and care for him as
sh inter long as he should live.-Apples of
this par Sold.
A Gold Penny
It lay tightly claspee In Betty's fat
Captair little hand-a real gold pennyI Gold
oficers pennies didn't come every day, even
his yeas to lucky girls like Betty. What
accom should she do with it?
ombinec "Spend it, 'course, right smack off,"
againsi mid Betty to herself; but what should
rived i b she buy, a new dolly or a bushel of
ays the :andy, or a funny game?
?n of in She walked down the street think
aps. Al ing hard. It must be something splen
receivec liferous, 'cause certainly a gold penny
tents, he could buy more than an everyday one.
I foreiga There was a candy store, but Betty
army or didn't stop. All of a sudden she re
umberec membered Mr. Swan, the baker man.
f whorr and she remembered, too, that she
the late was hungry. And with a gold penny,
lower os perhaps she could buy a great big
no othet cake.
ch wor) "Good morning, Betty," said Mr.
)iscipline Swan. "What can I do for you to
' by the day?"
men tc "Mr. Swan," said Betty soberly, "I
of mutil want a greatabig cake-the very big
xists, es gest you've got for a penny."
fiery, to The baker man smiled and took
A soldies out a nice, plump one. "How'll this
f elever one do, Betty?" he asked.
a silver Betty looked at it doubtfully. "It
adon Ex isn't very big-do you think so, Mr.
Swan? And it's a gold penny, you
ne. "Dear me! Is it?" cried Mr. Swan.
machine "Well, I declare. Of course a gold
>lutionize penny will buy more than any other
by C. P Betty nodded and smiled.
ler. This "'Course."
et instan "And I shouldn't wonder 'if a gold
f severs: Ipenny would buy two of those cakes,
from the would you, Betty?'
the Den "No, 'deed," answered Betty, hand
space ofl lng him her penny.
Ixed, pol So Mr. Swan put the cakes in a
tment o0 bag and gavq them to Betty with a
ly simple lovely bow; then he opened the door
ingenious fqr her and told her to come again
ined to a to-morrow.
1 design "I'm glad there's two cakes," said
e face is Betty. "'Cause now Mops can have
mereas at one. What a lot you can get for a
Sthrough gold penny!"-Brooklyn Eagle.
at it can origin of the Piano.
rl, Which There lived at the court of Prince
ny in the Ferdinand de Mldici, about 200 years
Lc Amerl ago, a Padun harpsichord maker
named Bartollemeo Christoferl, a man
of great inventive genius. After many
sins, experiments he solved the problem,
that mu which had been a puzzle to the mosi
red a sci- cal instrument makers of the period,
lzard-like how to make a satisfactory working
hey have '"keyed psaltery," and by the method
-a have- he invented in overcoming the difi
y are liz- culties inherent in the task, produced
their art an instrument which was the undoubt
he lowest ed ancestor of the pianoforte of to
kingdom day. From 170--the date when
ibe, that Christoferi made his four "keyed
know, arre pialteries"-the piano, at first slowly,
rd family but afterward by leaps and bounds.
lngs and iient on increasing and increasing in
ainnlnl* popularity, antil now its manufacturr e
musician, hts: become a great industry.
SHe sits - •
rned up- A dam nine miles long is to be built
he mellowl near Kertch, on the Sea of Azof, to
his finger raise the surface of that body of water
is like a four feet and eight inches.
Swere c0t France has now the deepest well in
erceptible the world. It is 3,609 feet and the ter-.
eoagrd, eratere at the otto is a due.
! e of hardemad gatw peroa have
bau repate8l tried in this country
bad Raglam. but have not met with
. *34 ýOmat tless
The gold used in color printing and on mir
ror and pliture frames is only an imitation.
It is made from bronse and spelter, and not
from the pare gold leaf. There is another ar
ticlealsovery maehimitated, andthat is Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters, the celebrated fam
ily remedy for indigestion,dyapepsia. consti
patton, bousness, ad river ad kidney
b Bewae of oonterfeits when buy
the. The genuine mst hve our Private
Stamp over the neak of the battle.
Tea consumed in England is subject to
a duty of twelve cents per pound.
Tetterine Cures Eesems,
l ing Worm, Barber's Itch, Scaldhead, Tetter
and those itching skin troubles so unpleas
ant and disgustng, 500. a box by mail from
J. T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga., if your
druggist don't keep it.
The fruit era in California did not begin
Sweat and fruit acids will not discolor
goods dyed with PurTNAM FaDxELzS DYEs.
Sold by all druggists.
Lots of fellows have extravagant ideas
about everything except work.
S100 Reward. 9100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded dis
ease that science has been able to cure in all
its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is the only positive cure nos known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a con
etitutional disease, requires a constitutional
treatment. Hall's CatarrhCure is taken inter
nally, actingdirectly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. thereby destroy
14 ing the foundation of the dis eav,, and giving
the patient strength by building up theo con
stitution and assisting nature in doing its
work. The proprietors have so much faith in
its curative powers that they offer One Hun
dred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure.
St Send for list of testimonials. Address
1,. F. J. Caxsra & Co., Toledo, O.
p. BSold by Druggists, 75c.
be Hall's Family Pills are the best.
(d It's the running expenses that count up
when a man owns an automobile.
d: Beet For the Bowel.
Du No matter what ails you, headache to a
cancer, you will never get well until your
,w bowels are put right. CAscisars help nature.
cure you without a gripe or pain, produce,
easy natural movements, cost you just 10
vO cents to start getting your health back. CAs
ed CETrs Candy Cathartic, the genuine. put up
in metal boxes, every tablet has C. C. C.
id stamped on it. Beware of imitations.
I Convicts may not be aristocrats, but
they are certainly exclusive.
ep Tyner'syspspepsia Remedy Cures Indiges
tion and Dyspepsia. At Druagists. Oc.
m Insomnia may be only another name for
lie an accusing conscience.
il. FITSpermanently cured.No fits ornervous
ch ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
nd NerveIestorer. $2trialbottle and treatice free
Dr. R. H. KInxx, Ltd., 9SlArch St. Phila., Pa.
in There are 296 life-saving stations along
to the coasts of this country.
ed Mrs. Winslow'ssoothing Syrup for children"
teething, soften the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind oolic. 25 a bottle.
Some people are too weak to turn over
ch a new leaf.
ne Piso's Cure cannot be too highly spoken oi
ry as a cough cure.-J. W. O'Innas.:122 Thi9
in Avenue, N., Minneapolis, Minn.,.Jan. 6, 1'00.
es, San Francisco's exports to China now
nd averafe over f 400.000 Der month.
n BON TON CORSETS
[d STRAIGHT PRONT
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d enhanced, no matter how perfect i
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In It a brt Ibat Seser'. See&d me. gree mo ta rera rdem,. out
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am prepared to say that for all dis
eases of the lungs it sever diap
p . Early Finley, Ironton, O.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
won't cure rheunitism;
we never said it wo-dd.
= It won't cure dyspepsiag
we never claimed it. But
it will cure coughs and
colds of all kinds. We
first said this sixty years
ago; we've been saying it
rTree sizes: tSc., Sec., St. An ld "t
Consult your doctor. It he saen tabe 3,
then do as he isays. It he tells Yo Me
to take it, then don't take it. H" bws.
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to . C. AEiR CO.. Lowel. i.
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but 1os)u= 152 pai
1900= ,S9,754 Pairm
1901 1,566,720 PaIrs.
for ,ssrness More Tan Doubiled In Fort e Vr.
o and sails more men's 2.teaed
us- ar.0 sho,s than atny other two mant'ra In the world.
Wat W. 1. D,ogtlaa y0.00 and 551.60 shoes placed side by
fond to jtsgood.They will outweat twO
Pa. pairs t ordinary $3.00 and 53.60 oboes.
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,re ert. h seo .
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1000f gallon oistern .. $14.00
1550 gallon cistern.... 18.50
2100 gallon cistern ... 28.00
press ash and doors very chesp,
wire screens and doors cheap.
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