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to be there."
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Cope I hear your boj CTr-ecti o
raise your alary next month.
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to ral:o my palary for lit,-
got it yet. I'hl'.a-
'Ml F.S now bury St.
tlic modern I'om
1 t II. It was tli.
largest (own ami
t ho i-oiuinerdal
oe ntro of th"
French West In
dies, being well
built and prosper
ous, lis popula
tion was iilmut'-Ti,-
000. The city was divided Into two
parts, known as the? upp:-r and Ihe
lower towns. The lower town was
cd-es. Its greatest width being fifteen
inileM. At the lower end u this nmlu
part tli.' old Fort Koyal liny since the
French lie volution called Fort de
France Hay cuts in so deep an to come
within six miles of meeting the Inlets
of Le Hohert and Le Francais on the
T1k whole area of the island, near
400 square miles, is mountainous, re
sides Mont IVlee, there are farther
south and about midway of the oval
t he three crests of Courbet, and all
along the great ridg? are the bhn-k
and ragged cones of old volcanoes.
a typcal" PLANTATION HOUSE v vI
IH THE ISLAHt? or MARTINIQUE v,!
Martinhiue berar.ie fin interesting
point in this country during the recent
var Willi Spain. Tin lirnt news of the
arrival of the Spanish fleet of Admiral
Ccrvera enme from St. l'ierre. At D..'!o
o'clock in the morning of May 11, 1NJS,
the cruiser Harvard arrived at St.
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THE SEA FRONT AT ST. PIERRE.
compact, with narrow streets, and un
healthy. The upper town was cleaner,
healthier and handsomely laid out.
There was In the upper town a tine
botanical garden and an old Catholic
college, as well as a fine hospital.
There were four banks in the city
the Banqu? Ue la Martinique, Banque
'cb.vr cr Aava Atry ashfs
'i, WHICH ACTS ASA STorPZK
t'J;J?AAl) rCVHT3 CRU.TlOHi
HOW THE EEUrTION WAS CAUSED.
(Water from the ocean flowed in and me-t
the molten mass in the mountain s inte
rior. The steam Generated thereby, fol
lowing the line of least resistance, blew
off the top ot the volcano.;
Transatlantique, Colonial Bank of Lon
don and the Credit Fonder Colonial.
There were sixteen commission mer
chants, twelve dry goods stores, twen
ty-two provision dealers, twenty-six
rum manufacturers, eleven colonial
produce merchants, four brokers and
two hardware dealers.
The Island of Martinique has the
same general characteristics as its
nearest neighbors, with some peculiari
ties of its own. Its extreme length is
The mountainous Interior is torn and
gashed with ancient earthquake up
heavals, and there are perpendicular
cliffs, deep clefts and gorges, black
holes filled with water and swift tor
rents dashing over precipices and fall
ing Into caverns in a word, all the fan
tastic savagery of volcanic scenery,
but the whole covered with the rich
verdure of the tropics.
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS STREET, ST. PIERRE
Pierre, and at 0 o'clock the panic even
ing a correspondent at Fort le France
communicated to the Harvard's com
mander the fact that the Spanish tor
pedo boat destroyer Furor had put into
Fort de France. The destroyer turned
out to be the Terror- Instead of the
Furor, but the important fact that Cer
vera was on this side of the ocean was
The city of Si:. Pierre had an ap
pearance of great solidity. It looked
as if It had been hewn out of the solid
rock of tiie mountains. The two-story
dwellings were uniformly of stone,
with walls three feet thick. In the
upper city there were many fountains
carrying excellent drinking water from
driven wells. The main thoroughfare
of the city was th Rue Victor Hugo.
The aristocratic quarter extended in
tt long line of villas and country seats
through a luxuriant growth of tropical
foliage to the mountain village of
Morne Rogue, five miles away. Rue
Victor Hugo was the Broadway of St.
Pierre. In this narrow and sinuous
street, with its blocks of square stone
buildings, were the leading shops.
St. Tlerre had many images and sta
tues. One of the statues, the figure of
a gigantic "Christ," which stands on a
height and overlooks the bay, from
which it is easily visible. A great white
"Virgin" surmounts theMome d'Orange
to the south of the city. Behind the
city was the cemetery.
A Js-31 mnnr fiiroifllmtnn mm
MARKET SQUARE IN ST. PIERRE, MARTINIQUE.
A TTPE OP THE LOWER CLASS OF WOJIES
OF ST. PIEIIEE.
Vdius' nerd only to take a cast of tl-.n
body of one of these natives without
making cue modification from neck to
EAD LITTLE LOBSTER?.
PunaclrKU Y junctor TSint Lonff Cotv
tlnuilly I'.r a Fight.
Perpetual motion is the only salvo-
t!o:i of the baby lobster, says the New
York Journal. That much has been
thoroughly demonstrated bv a series
f very interesting experiments con
ducted by the United States Fish Com
mission at the Wickford (R. I.) lobster
The explanation is exceedingly sim
ple. Lobsterlir.gs, as the young lob
sters are called, are naturally born
fighters and cannibals. They light to
the death, and oven eat their own little
brothers and sisters if they get a
chance. That is why lobsters are 0
Several schemes have been tried
tending to educate the lobsterling to
better things and to reserve the eat
ing of mankind. The latest, and the
The total population of the island is
reckoned at 173,000, of whom 10,000,
are whites, 15,000 of Asiatic origin
and 150,000 blacks of all shades from
ebony to light octoroon.
Martinique had two interesting
claims to distinction in that the Em
press Josephine was born there, as was
Mme. De Maintenon, the latter passing
her girlhood on the island as Francoise
f,: tr-J I
Cj 111 ill
i I i i I I 11 l u i i I r,
ravEii ro::alane. which flows througii st. pierre, di-
- VIDING TIIE CIT'.
(Lava is supposed to have flowed dowa thij st.-e
:n upon the town below.)
about fo:-ly-.'lo miles from northwest;
to Koutheast. and the main part of it
is in the t-liajH? of aa oval with rorsb
At Fcrt de France tlicre is
statue of tlu Eiui;rcsa Jo
The market place of St. Pierre was
one of the most picturesque features
It was in the middle of a square, and
in the very centre was a most beautiful
fountain. Countrywomen from the sur
rounding hills made daily pilgrimages
to the market place, dressed In gor
geous colors, to sell the produce of their
lands oranges, bananas, vanilla beans
and cocoa. The fishermen were accus
tomed to lift their boats bodily but of
the water and convert them into tern
porary stalls, where were sold the many
hued fish of the tropic sea.
Back from the city proper a mile or
more by what was a fine road lay the
little village of Morne Rouge, 2000 feet
up the mountain side. The village
shared the fate of St. Pierre, and it is
believed that no one of its inhabitants
survives. The road to Morne Rouge led
by Ihe wonderful and natural botan
ical garden known as. the Jardin des
The natives of Martinique, especially
the women, have been described by all
travelers as of remarkable beauty and
symmetry of form and feature. They
mature early and live their lives rap
idly, as is the case In all tropical
islands, but the women of Martinique
perm lo be pre-eminent in physical
perft c-iion. Cornilliac ascribes this
wonderful beauty, which is the rule
rather than the exception in Marii
ui'iuo, to the uuiure ef Carilj b!c;d
A BAST LOBSTER
only one that has met with success, II
now in operation at the Wickford cul
ture station. It has been successful
because it doesn't give the lobsterlingi
time or opportunity to fight or eat ont
As soon as tbey are hatched the little
lobsters are placed in a big circular
net and let down under water along
side the Fish Commission boat. They
remain in the net until they are old
enough and wise enough to know bet
ter than to fight and devour one an
other, being constantly churned around
and around by a set of paddles in the
net worked by machinery from the
The churning process keeps the lob-
sterlings constantly moving around
and around the net day and night. If
the machinery was to stop the young
sters would promptly make for one
another and begin fighting. As it is,
the machinery doesn't stop, and so the
lobsters have too much to do dodging
the paddles and trying to keep "head
on" with the current to engage in
A Mayflower Tombstone.
In the old Charter Street Cemetery
at Salem, Mass., Is a tombstone recent
ly Identified as marking the grave of
one of the passengers in the his
toric Mayflower. Prior to this discov
ery it was believed that all the grave-
fy ecdV;? cap1
I AGED 4 YEAfcS
ft . v A
THE MAYFLOWEH TOMBSTONE.
RUIiHINO IT IN.
Bocrem (11:D7 p. in.) When I was
a child my r.urso made me afraid of.
Mi-13 Cutting Oil, that accounts for
Boerem Accounts for what?
MIs3 Cutting You are waiting till
daylight so you can po homo.
Tlia lvItiR'n Curoiiatloii . j
Tl"? Kind's coronation, tliw grandest andvl
nioft costly (unction of modern times, will ,
to Hit'-ndiul by peoj In fr.im all over t,1"
world, ni'iny of whou will take the wm
oyg tua meiipsof improving their health.'
Many o,her3, however, euuaot inl'ord an
oepiin trip, but they can recover their health t
if tliey will us HobtetWs Stomaeli liittiTH,
) ho celebrated remedy for all Htomadi nml '
'ivrr complaints. It will cum iudlKfation,
!yspepfla, co:iHtipatioa ami hlliousmss. lto
ur' to try It. .
The man who is pufed up with pride
t!ie one who can ecarcely contain hiutself
Ohio Know Tetterlnr.
W. C. MeCnll, Granville, O., writer,: "inna
your Totterine to be a marvelously ;ood
thing for skin diseases." 50c. a box from
T.T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga., if your drug
gist don't keep it.
The wan who invents excuses invariably
1'Uringe on an old patent.
AtV Your DraUr For FooNFi,
A powder. It rests the fnt. Cures Coral,
bunions, Swollen, Sore, Hot, Callous, Aohins:
Sweating Feet and Ingrowing Nails. AlltvA1
Foot-Kase make new or tight shoes easy. At
all DrugRlsts and Shoo stows, cents. Ac
cept no substitute. Sample mailed Tbez.
Address Allen B. Olmsted. LeEoy, N. Y.
If love is b'.ind, how can there be euch a
thins as love at first eight?
M. L. Thompson & Co., Druggists, ttV
dersnort, Pa., say Hall's Catarrh Cure is pa
best and only sure cureforcatarrhtheyeffer
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A pensive wife is better than an expen
r MTiiikih ii mil i ii T
"I have used Ayer's HirVier
tnr fiver thirtv voro Tt hss V&ft S
my scalp free from dandruff and
has prevented my hair from turn
ing gray." Mrs. F. A. Soule,
There is this peculiar
thing about Ayer's Hair i
Vigor it is a hair food,
not a dye. Your hair does
not suddenly turn black,
look dead and lifeless.
But gradually the old color
comes back, all the richij
dark color it used to have!
The hair stops falling, too.
$1.00 a bottle. All druisti.
If your firucpist cannot supply you,
send us ono dollar and wo will express
you a bottle. Be sure and -jive the name
of your nearest express office. Address,
J.uajek to., Lowell, Mass.
VCRNDY CATHARTIC ..JT
Genuine stamped C C C. Nevsr sold in bollu
Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
"something jast as food."
stonos of the pilgrims "had long since
vanished into dust. The stone in ques
tion, the only 'Mayflower gravestone iu
existence, rests over the grave of Cap
tain Ilichard Moore, Sr., who came to
Plymouth In the Mayflower as a boy
in Elder William Brewster's family,
and finally settled iu Salem, where ho
died at the ape of ci.zhty-four in sum"
where about ICO." Ihe uute is net si eu
cu the toiu'.:::ue.
Cures Catarrh, Asthma, Bronchi
tis and Colds.
A MILD, PLEASANT SMOKE,
We plve an Iron-clad (tURrantee that Us
proper use will cure CATAKKli or your
money refunded. For tobacco users we mnke
ICE-M Medicated Ogata- m) Smoking
Tobacco, carrying same medtca Iproporii -s
a the compound. Sumplet Free. Oue lXx,
one month's treatment oq dollr, postpalil.
Tour drupgtst, or
EE-A1 Company, - Atlanta. Ga.
cld at all Drug Stores,
Ymm Ajiiin -r.:,:-:r::fb-,r.:;."L',,tr:
WI"W n. MAIN SICIO". ..
If you oa i (r thlu'c you vim) coll. it
Write ft-i'i refrmu-rs) for wruis '
R.f.Si:tD3LN. Manager, Atlanta, Ga.
ii y u' New
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