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J. T. WALKZR, PabuHeer.
SELSH, - - LOUISIANA.
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Gray hair is the fashion in Paris
T The dye is cast-aside.
Another duel has been fought on
Prench soil; fierce combat; nobody
The American heiress whose name
was not on that European syndicate's
list must feel very cheap.
Hawaii's latest scandal proves that
h"onolulu is making a desperate effort
to get in the St. Louis class.
M. Marconi is still trying to accom
plish results without the use of wires.
What if he should get into politics?
A prominent Mexican boasts that
he owns 1,000,000 cattle, 500,000
sheep and 250,000 horses. He is a
To ascertain just how many of us
there really are cost the census
bureau about $12,000,000, or 15.5 per
High noon is the proper hour for a
wedding in high life. When it comes
to a divorce any old hour is good
Uncle Sam is now at peace with
all the world. Both Crazy Snake and
the sultan of Bacolod have promised
to be gqod.
Mascagni has discovered that an
American cocktail makes music. Two
or three of them, however, are apt to
create a discord.
School girls have reason to rejoice
because the price of sugar has be
come lower at the very beginning of
the fudge season.
Buffalo Bill's retirement from the
show business will rob many of our
most carefully educated Indians of
a congenial vocation.
The North Missouri father who has
an 18-ounce pear in his orchard and a
12-pound boy in the nursery is glad
that the boy isn't a pair.
After refusing food for four years i
the captive turtle of Prof. Lee of 1
Bowdoin college has died. Maine al- ,
ways was a healthful state. t
The decision of a Montana judge c
that an abusive cartoon of Senator g
Clark is not libelous should not be
taken, however, as applying to all pub- g
Express messengers are wP'
that Harry Apgar, aged el - ' d
left his home in G oon. .hrne
tentlon of beco' t,-en has
Aesse Jam ecozn da'm with the in
. ..ng an outlaw like
- Barah Bernhardt denies that she is
German. It seems ridiculous, taking
her past into consideration, that Sarah
must make a personal declaration of
Which do you suppose is the mad
der, the burglar who blows apart a
$1,000 safe.and finds $7.93 in it, or the
owner of the safe when he views the
wreck the next morning?
Both the man who invented the
"Cardiff giant" and the man who
carved it are dead and neither had
anything left of the money of which
the public was defrauded.
Mr. Carnegie's former private secre
tary says that the chief characteristic
of the great philanthropist is "his
egregious vanity." We beg to differ
It is his egregious bank roll.
The turtle who had initials carved
on his back thirty years ago at Nan
tasket has just arrived at a New Jer
s, coast resort, where he hopes to
play his shell games unmolested.
The .New York Tribune thinks that
the result of the Molineux trial ought
to put a stop to the practice of hiring
handwriting "experts" at $50 a day
and "expenses" to swear away men's
The Kansas judge who has deliv
ered the opinion that a man has the
right to bury his wife alive appar
ently has no fear that he will ever
be in a position to need the equal suf
The action of the German students
in joining in a movement against pis
tol duels is unreservedly to be com
mended. There is always a possibil
Ity that somebody will get hurt in a
Michael J. Dady, the Brooklyn con
tractor, has been bunkoed out of $10,
000 in Havana, but in simple justice
to the Cubans it must be said that the
operation was performed by a man
hailing from Chicago.
A beautiful young American woman
who was not satisfied with the shape
of her nose is now likely to lose it
entirely because she attempted to
have it changed. As a rule nature
understands better how to do these
An U. 8. piatent hts beelgranted
for an amidobenzofhavfne produced by
- -transfqorming the nitrotetraamidoditol
-Jgienylmethan of amidlditolyphenyl
methan into pentasidoditolyphenyl
tha An infringement seems im
TO ENHANCE BEAUTYI
THE NUMEROUS METHODS OFI
Civilized Women Not Alone in Their
Disregard of Comfort in the Require
ments of Style-Dictates of Fashion
in the More Savage Lands.
IGHT lacing is no
longer good style.
A comfortable, sub
stantial waist line
is now demanded
by fashion as well
as by common
Therefore, t he
has at last been relegated to Its proper
place, among the curious disfigure
ments of the body practised by savage
races and by semi-cultivated ones all
the world over from time immemor
It has been left to the most civilized
women on earth to squeeze the vital
The Hour Glass Figure.
organs out of their natural position
and to consider the result graceful
and elegant, while the gentle savage
pays her tribute to fashion with her
ears, nose lips, teeth and skin.
Perhaps at the very head of the list
of fashionable mutilators is the habit
of boring holes in the lips, nose and
ears in which to display ornaments.
The ear is obviously the most tempt
ing member for this purpose, and
surprisingly large and heavy objects
which stretch the lobe out of all nat
ural shape are a joy to the savage
heart. About twenty-five years ago
highly civilized women wore such
long and heavy earrings that the lobe
was often torn quite through. Never
theless, she who hed fine Jewels to
display, with true savage fortitude,
calmly had her ears pierced in a.°n'
prodgiog f ~ ear decoration is
.,as, but the woman of the
,~.een Charlotte islands justly may be
said to be a creator of style, as she
d wears three large hanks of yarn drawn
a through holes in her ears and fast
- ened with a shell clamp.
e Next in favor among savage ladies
is the fashion of piercing the lips,
and by inserting bone, quartz, ivory
a or wooden cylinders of gradually in
g creasing size of extending them to
h hideous proportions. Sometimes it is
f the upper lip, sometimes the lower,
Often the lower lip is further en
1- hanced with a long polished quartz
a cone. The Carib women thrust a
e long piece of bone through a hole in
e the lower lip, which it is proper to
waggle with the tongue in what is no
doubt considered a very fascinating
The nose is r. favorite place from
d which to hang ornaments, generally
b rings, large and small. The civilized
woman of Hindustan wears dainty
.little jeweled studs in each nostril
which are regarded as quite fascinat
Perhaps the oddest instance of this
kind of adornment is furnished by
the African lady, whose lips, nose and
ears are delicately fringed with inch
d long straws thrust through tiny holes.
Dr. Schweinfurth makes the state
ment that the bodies of many West
African women are pierced in a hun
a dred places to permit this straw dec
oration, and it is easy to imagine the
feminine delight they take in invent
L ing new and striking combinations.
i Tattooing is an ancient and wide
Sspread custom, in some tribes con
fined almost entirely to the women
3 and in others to the men. Among the
Igorrotes of the Philippines there is
How They Are Leg'thenerd.
hardly a man or woman wiho has rot
a figure of the sun tattooed on the
back of the hand.
SThe women as a rule are less fa
3 vored than the men in the matter of
skin embroidery, having merely some
dots across the forehead, a design on
I the cheek or chin, the hands or feet,
acrc>3 the breast and uplper part of
the arms. GirOls are often not tat
tooed until they have reached a mar
rlageable age. It is, in fact, their so
(uial debut. Among the Papuans th'ey
are I.ettooedI all over the body, but tue
face is reserved to finish off on the
OF wedding dlay.
CuIrious star tattooing is practiced
by some negroes. The effect is hid
eoius enough to satisfy the most ar
eir dlent votary of fashion.
Ire- It is usual among Africans to ile
ion the teeth to sharp poiats, to snap off
certain teeth and to make interstices
in all four front teeth large enough
to hold a sizable toothpick.
no There are two singular mutilations
wle. hich are not commonly known. The
Tinginane women of the Philippines
ne wear a sort of plaited fiber sheatlh.
et ornamented with beads, on the fore
ell arm. This strongly compresses the
on muscles, and being put on when they
are little girls, prevents tile develop
ment of the forearm and causes the
re wrist and hand to swell in a manner
er which is considered quite beautiful.
re- The idea is similar to the Carib
ge fashion of fastening a stout band
all about the ankle and just below the
or- knee of each girl child. This is nev
er removed, with the result that the
ed muscles of the calf swell out enor
:al mously, while the bound parts remain
hardly thicker than the bone.
The custom of changing the shape
of the head is of venerable antiquity
and seems never to have produced
any evil effects upon the health or the
intellect. Among the Indian tribes of
the Northwest where the custom is
practiced, the babies, swathed in
spruce bark, have cedar bark cush
ions bound on their heads so as to
exert pressure enough to lengthen the
soft skull. It is easy to imagine the
motherly and grandmotherly anxiety
that each succeeding head should
take on the required elegance of
The Chinese custom of footbinding,
with its attendant evils, is too well
known to need comment, says a writ
er in the New York Sun. In its seri
ous injury to health this fashion is a
close second to what might be called
the European custom of waist squeez
'n ing. Simultaneously with the advent
of the straight-front corset among
,e Caucasians there are being formed in
is Some More Earrings.
he many parts of China societies for the
be suppression of footbinding.
wn We May Have White Oranges.
Lst- In a few years white oranges may
grace the American dinner table or
les the Italian fruit wagon. One of the
ps, explorers of the Agricultural Depart
Dry ment discovered this freak of nature
in- in his rambles along the shores 'of the
to Mediterranean some months ago, and
is brought some cuttings from the tree
per, to the United States. These were
carefully grafted on an ordinary stock
en- at the department grounds, and are
Lutz now three feet high. A cutting of
a this plant was sent "'to Santa Ana,
in Cal., to be tried in that climate. A
to couple of years will see the first fruit.
no If it proves of fine flavor cuttings
ing will be widely scattered, and in time
the white orange will he as plentiful
.om as the seedless orange.
zed Tenor as StQck Company.
nty Andreas Dippel, the celebrated
itril tenor, has a novel plan to anticipate
nat- the future. He wants to form himself
into a stock company, the basis of
this which will be his earning capacity,
by present and future. He thinks that
and he has at least twenty years of good
ich- earning capacity in him and he wants
les. to cash some of it in advance. In
ate- short, he wants to make his voice his
'est principal in a concrete form. When
un- he returns east from his western tour
lec- he expects to interest Wall street in
the the enterprise. Under his plan all his
snt- earnings for the next twenty years
. will be paid over to the company, he
ide- to take half his share in cash and the
on- rest in common stock.
aen - - -_ -
the The "Bare Feet" Fad.
is There is nothing like having both
feet on the ground. If a man should
go barefoot the contact of his bare
feet with the earth and his head pro
jecting into the atmosphere would
make a perfect electrir al conductor
through which the electricity of the
air would pass through his body to
the earth. WVhile nio apparent harm.
is (lone, yet I:cing insulated from the
electricity of the earth by wearing
shoes the electricity fails of its bene
ficial result. There r an be no doubt
that it would Ie better for everybody,
especially nervous ploplle, if their feet
were on the gr':llld instead of in
The American Birth Rate.
Rec'ent census :igl:res, according
1o an artiicle in the Philadelphia Medi
cal Jolrnail. secm to establish lbeyond
question of a doubt the fact that the
birth rate in this country is lower
-ot than that of any European cn;tntry, cx
he ccpting France: that the bhith rate of
tihe Amerifcan-horn luolpulation is muich
f- i elow that of France, and that the fe
o itfl<dity of the Ametrican woman is
oe lower than that of the woman of anlly
on cther Country. Frlance is alarlnmed at
ot, her condlition; we are intditfferent, for
of we are constantly ricrlluiting outr Ipopu
at- lation from Russia, from Sweden, from
ar Germany. from Ireland or from Can
San Jacinto Corn Was
Named by Sam Houston
"I added a new hero to my list while
In Texas this summer." said the sopho
more, who spent a vacation on a stock
ranch in the Lonle Star state. "It was
Sam I-ouston, the hero of the last
Creek war. the master hand who did
for Santa Ana and the Mexicans at
San Jacinto. A ripping brave man at
a time when men had to be brave and
in countries where there were lots of
"Didn't you ever know of Sam Hous
ton before?" asked his roommate, a
Southerner, in wonder.
"Of course I've heard of him in
books, but you don't really appreciate
the man until you hear some of the
old-timers tell about him. They swear
by Sam Houston in Texas. I first
heard them speak of him one tlay
when we were riljg" "(-'roSs country.
We came to a fieldýoj particularly fine
torn and I asked the variety.
"'That is San .Jacinto .orn,' said the
nlal who was riding with me. 'And
There is a story in the way it got the
"You know I always mnke them tell
me the stories, so I soon heard this
one. It seems that the Texas army
nearly starved to death on their chase
after Santa Ana and his invading ar
my. When the end came they were
down to no rations at all After San
ta Ana's army had been cut to pieces
in the trap which the Americans had
laid and the Mexican leader was cap
tured, old Houston strutted up and
down in front of his tent.
"Finally he pulled an ear of corn
out of the pocket of his coat and
showed it to the scowling Mexican.
•Sir.' he said. 'do you ever expect to
conlquer men who fight for freedom
whose general can march four days
with one car of corn for rations?' The
men heard and cheered and begged
their leader for that ear of corn. He
gave it to them. as plenty of rations
had been captured with the Mexicans.
The men divided its Ikernels and when
they reached their homes planted
them. That is why there is San Ja
cinto corn to-day from one end of
Te::a. to the other."--New York Tlib
Famous Rings That
Have Tragic History
The nephew of the late Sir Richard
Temple has in his Dossession a ring in
which is set a minute musical box
that, on a spring being touched. emits
a soft tune-weird and sad. an echo of
a troublouis past. Over a century back
his ring belonged to a loyal follower
,f the ill-fated French monarchy, who,
when thrown into prison, was wont to
fnd solace in the music of this ingen
It played its last tune for him while
it the scaffold's foot he waited execu
ion, from which hour it remained un
accountably silent until its present
wner took it to a jeweler, who found
n its mechanism a clot of blood that
iad impeded its action. On this being
emoved the musical powers of the
ing at once returned.
Still more curious. could it
raced, would be the histYý- fd t'-,
'ing habitually w ,. cy of the
iovelist. MIV '- ";i by that popular
g - -ati-J Rider Haggard. It is a
' -et ring, and centuries back en
adrcled the finger of Rameses the
Great. the Pharaoh of the Oppression.
Another ring, that of Queen Taia. a
beautiful and unscrupulous monarch
of Egypt, was formerly worn by the
famous writer. One dlay. however, it
was unfortunately broken as the own
er was alighting from a cab. and is
now relegated to a cabinet of curios.
In the imperial Russian cabinet is a
cameo "ring of Greek workmanship,.
which in years gone by was sedulous
ly guarded by the abbey of St. Ger
main des-Pres as the espousal ring of
the Virgin 'Mary, the two figures there
on being regarded as life portraits of
herself anQ Joseph. When, in 1795, the
abbey was destloyed, this ring van
ished. ultiately aearin a
the collec ,, Gen. Hydrow. wh
,u It to ihe Russian governmenl
after modern antiquarian knowledg(
had ruthlessly shattered the legen(
r of its origin.
Natives of Greenland are a cold ant
Jeweled Pottery the
Latest Society Fad
An absolutely new and rather start
ling idea in pottery is being shown by
a New York wholesale house, says the
Dry Goods Economist. This is a line
of jeweled pottery. We have had
jeweled glass for many years, and
lamp shades inset with sparkling
mock gems have been active sellers
for several seasons, but pottery inset
with mock jewels is indeed an innova
tion worthy of note.
This new idea is carried out in egg
shell china. This china is cut with
various elaborate floral designs, the
cuttings being filled in with mock
rubies. topazes, rhinestones, emeralds
and other gems. These jewels are not
made of glass. but from a form o
hard enamel which closely simnlat,.s
The line now consists of vases.
drinking n-lips. aftcr-dinner coffees and
various t.ther small pieces. It the
goods mal;e a hit. which they cannot
help but do. owing to their remark
able and striking beauty. the line will
be added to with much larger pieces.
The iroc ess of making this ware is
a French secret and has been patent
ed. It was discove'red by two Paris
plottery workers, who alone know how
to make it. and durlling its manufacture
they are conflled in a room where no
other person is allowed to enter.
AT THE TELLER'S WINDOW.
Farmer Suddenly Became Less Exor
bitant in His Demands.
"John Legge sold ten acres of his
farm to a Quarry Syndicate for $5,000,
and received in payment a marked
.e check on the bank for the amount,"
bald the teller. "He at once present
,cd it for payment. When he came to
the teller's wicket I asked him if he
it did not wish to leave the money on
s "'No,' he said. 'I want the cash.'
n 'If you are not going to use it,
s you can leave it on deposit and get
it whenever you wished. We will
r pay you 3 per tent for the use of it.'
n "'Give me the money.'
s 'As it is a large amount, I sup
: pose you will take it in fifty or one
hundred dollar bills?'
"What would I do with hundred
dollar bills? I could never get them
changed. I'm going to use the
h money. Give me them in fives, that's
d large enough.'
"As he was an ignorant man and
ery determined. I knew it would be
useless to reason any longer with
r him, and proceeded to count out
e $5,00). The vackages are made up in
Sl)tekages of $500, hence I piled up ten
packages on the counter in front of
"'What's all this for?' he said,. star
ing at the pile.
'" 'It's for yon-$-5.00.'
"'All that! Well, say, give me $3
mit of it to go and have a blowout,
n and keep the rest till I call for it.' "
New York Times.
JOKE CAME HOME TO ROOST.
Senator Pettigrew Regrets Making
Use of Bad Pun.
l There is a lack of humor that is
e humorous, according to ex-Senator
r Pettigrew of South Dakota. An in
Itance of it occurred at a little infor
mal society affair which the senator
attended in WVashington.
"Conund(rums got to going around,'
s :aid the senator, "and I ceou!nd only
think of one, which I utld witll apollo
goes. It was, '\Vhat's thie difference
r between a man going loutdolors ill the
winter and a dog?' The answer is,
a man puts on an overcoat and tile
"Everybody politely laughed. But
a man's sins do follow him. A few
nights afterwvarnd I was at a diner
where one of the guests was a young
woman who had heard me propound
my conundrum. Sne remembered
and told it, crediting me with the
ownership of 'the clever thing.' No
one guessed it. In glee at the privil
ege, the young woman announced the
"'Why, the man puts on an over
coat, and the dog trousers.' Every
one was puzzled. I leaned over and
whispered to the young woman, set
ting her right.
"'Oh, yes, 1 forgot,' she said. 'It's
pantaloons instead of trousers.' "
Lion of Lucerne Crumbling.
A great deal ot anxiety is felt in
Switzerland through the discovery
that the Lion of Lucerne is threatened
The lion, which was chiseled from
the solid sandstone rock by the Swiss
artist Aborne in 1792. commemorates
the mas:-'cre of the Swiss guard dur
ing the French lvollution, and as a
work of art is unique.
It is situated in rather damp sur
roundings, abo;ve a p:o! in the glacier
garl:n at ]Lucerne' . and lil,, water has
trickled through the san!dstone, which
threatens to cr'umble and t ius destroy
All expert hais ]enil cexainining the
rioc',. n(t by his adviv.ce it hias b(,cn de
cided to c(lit awaly the surrounlling
rock and isolate the lion.--London
"Chicken' Is Plural.
What is til plural lof chicken? Why,
hickens, of cOllurse. you say. A recent
o;;lk .ays however, thlat there is no
,Iclh ;orl as chick(lens. (Chicken is
itself plulral. ('hik, 'lickeln: hose,
ilosen---el c11l is thi form. Afarnmer's
wilfe, at least in the most rural dis
tricts, says correctly that she is go
ing to fice her cIi:irIcken, nleaning not
one but mallly.
Testimonial to Sienkicwicz.
The i:l!r (,st Ipulblic" I':;inllto nial ever
given ( Ito an autlhor \'was presented to
Si nkievii'z, lTihe Polish ailltlhor, la t
lear. It coInsistedl of a house and
In the presence of a chiropodist even
a woman is forced to acknowledge the
Case No. 41,Z06.-Capt.
Rigler of Hose Company
ton, Ohio, says: "I had 1,
ever since I was a boy,
six years ago the cause 4
into rather a bad case of ki
plaint. It was not a little
now and then, but back
caused actual suffering
night, and the harder I tri
rid of it the worse it becam
When the attacks were ias
stage it was difficult to sit d
when down it was just as
gain an erect position, on ac
the twinges of pain in the ki
can only describe some of th
as similar to that received
In time, distressing and
inconvenient urinary weakness
ed, causing annoying emb
during the day and loss of sl
ing the night.
I took everything which c
my notice from reading, from o
tion, and which my friends
quaintances advised. I
physicians, but none of
able to relieve the. troub), I
stop it. *
It became so well known that'
a pronounced case of kidney,
plaint that I often received
from medical companies offe
cure me, and one day eighteen
were handed to me by the m
When Doan's Kidney Pills a
my attention I wanted to try
just as I had tried everythin
and Mrs. Rigler went to Dur
Wright Co.'s drug store for
I knew after a dose or tw
the medicine was acting di
the kidneys from the altered
tion of the kidney secretions
encouraged, I continued the,u
ment. Finally, the backache
other complications stopped.
Let me sum up my opinion.
Doan's Kidney Pills by say
would wiUingly pay one
wages for a box of them if I co
buy them for less. You can
any one to me about Doan's
Pills and I will convince
the y_ý- s nted." '
Four Years After.
"Lapse of time has stren
t my appreciation of Doan's
Pills. I gave this remedy my un'
I fled endorsement in the summ
1896, because of the results I o
from a course of the treatmen
1 can now add to my original en
ment the experience of a, num
others who are just as enthus
when they express their opini
Doan's Kidney Pills, as I." *
A FREE TRIAL of this great
hey medicine which cured Mr.
ler, will be mailed on application.
any part of the United States.
dress Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo;
Y. For sale by all druggists,
s 50 cents per box.
Any woman who admits that
shoes are too tight is seldom
u to be masculine. , ",
t Don't you know that Defiane,
besides being absolutely s
any other, is put up 16 ounces
age and seels at same price,
ounce packages of other kinds
Some men's heads are so soft
shadow from a brick wall prod
o Stops the Cough and
Works Off the Cold
Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Grand Army men everywhere
terested in the authenticity of
tograph which shows Gen. G
d veying the battlefeld from
Many women and do
not recognize the real sym
of derangement of the
organs until too late.
"I had terrible pains al
spinal cord for two years and
dreadfully. I was given
medicines, wore plasters;
these things helped me. Re
the cures that Lydia E. Pn
Vegetable Compound has
about, I somehow felt that
what I needed and bought a
take. How glad I am that I
two bottles brought me i
lief, red after using three bo
I felt new life and blood -
through my veins. It
though there had been a re
cleaning through my system:
the sickness and poison had
out and new life given mei
have advised dozens of my frie
Lydia E. Pinkham's V
Compound. Good health
pensable to complete happi
Lydia E. Pinkham's V
Compound has secured t
- Mns. LAURA L. BREDF
Point, Indiana, Secretary L
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proving genuineness cannot be produc
Every sick woman who
understand her ailmenf
write Mrs. Pinkba
Miass. Her advice' i