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THJfrAlttiUB. MONDAY; APULL 27, 1891.
if you're a suffering woman, -wit'i
the medicine that's been prepare !
especially to help you Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription. It will do it
where others fail. For all the dis
eases peculiar to the sex dragginc;
down pains, displacements, and oth'er
weaknesses, it's a positive remedy.
It nu-ans a new- life, and a longer
one, lor every delicate woman. Ia
every ease for which it's recom
mon'led, it gives satisfaction. It's
fjwirnntccd to do so, or the money
is n. funded.
It improves digestion, invigorates
the system, enriches the blood, din
pels aches and pains, produces re
freshing sleep, dispels melancholy
end nervousness, and builds up both
ilesh and strength. It i3 a legiti
mate medicine not a beverago.
Contains no alcohol to inebriate ;
no syrup or sugar to scur or
foment in the stomach and cause
distress. As peculiar in its mar
velous, remedial results .13 in is
composition. Therefore, don't be
put off with some worthless com
pound easily, but dishonestly, re
oraiaended to bo "just as good."
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WEIGHING iMD COIN.
SECRET WONDERS OF THE BANK OF
ENGLAND LAID BARE.
A Machine That Seems to Possess Hu
man Qualities A Visit to the Most
Wonderful and Best Known Bank
Vaults la the World.
What visions of untold wealth are con
jured up by the very name of the Bank of
When I made np my mind to visit the
bank and its celebrated vaults I found that
the matter was not s o exsy aa some may
Since the dynamite scares in London it ia
exceedingly difficult to enter the portals of
the bank. But, accompanied by my banker
friend, whose name is world famous and
whose doings and snyings influence the ex
changes of two continents, the locked up
treasures were opened to my wondering
Whenever the "open sesame" of the
banker's name is whispered the well bal
anced doors hungrily swing open, swallow
me and my guide and snap almost noise
lessly behind us. Inexorable looking por
ters, cold eyed guardians and austere man
agers bow as they hear ther name or catch
a glimpse of my doyen.
The doorway opens into the bullion of
fice, where nil the Kold and silver that en
ters or leaves the bank passes through to
im? checked. On the riht is the gold; on
the kit t lie silver. The first itnprv&sioti is
th:;t of being in the onl'-r department of a
wholesale t nming estubii,.ti!:.fut.
IJut :i Ihi-urw in a whit-- apron quickly
dispels the illusion. This ppfsonaae in the
apron is nt tired ma lilac vest, plum col
ored coat and buttons of two shilling
pieces. His hat is a peculiar Mark velvet
alr.'.ir. and is a compromise between a beef
eater's and a smoking cap.
A MAUYEU.'iUS IXSTlll MENT.
A -suave gentleman approaches the
bank or, and in n few hurried words the
latter informs the manager (for such he is)
that wishes to show me everything to
be seen. We are therefore first introduced
to the scales, or, as it is termed, the "grand
This marvelous instrument is a ponder
ous ::id peculiarly built weighing ma
chine standing about seven feet high and
weighing alrmt two tons. The whole is
under a Iiiilto gls is rase, access being
gained then-to by a t-lidin panel. The
scale is worked by hydr.t'.tlie power, Mid is
the ir.o-t sensitive weighing machine in
fxi.s:et:co. The foundation, which is of
solid concrete, is sunk to a depth of sixteen
feet, so that net; n jar c:ta sut'ect the t!c:.u
The manager sets the hydraulic power in
motion by means of a small wheel, and
then tou-.ius aa ivory button at the side.
Immediately the entire scale, weighing
hundreds of pounds, binks seven inches
and i.s ready for weighing.
'We will first weigh a postage stamp,"
observes the suave gentleman. On each
side the scales are fitted with weights
amounting to 400 ounces. When gold is to
be weighed t he smaller weights on the bal
nnce are withdrawn, and the gold placed
on one of the two ledges. Tho gold is
made up in 400 ounce bars, and the differ
ence of one-thousandth part of an ounce
can be detected.
The stamp being added to the 400 ounce
weights another ivory button is touched,
and the index jumps a distance of six
inches: Think of it; six inches ou the in
dex for n postage stamp! But the most
wonderful incident was yet in store for me.
ALMOST UTTMAX M1X7IANISM.
".Supposing a bar contains more than
this scale is made to weigh," explains the
mamger, "any other scale would go to
this limit and give no sign. Not this one,
however." To prove this he adds one quar
ter of an ounce more t ban the maximum
weight, w hen, instead of the index moving,
there is n pause of some few seconds and
then an electric bell commences riutitig.
There is something terribly human about
this mechanism which declines toexecute a
task of which it is incapable. This iatiie
only balance of its kind in the world. The
maker has never constructed a duplicate.
This triumph of mechanical art cost exact
ly 2,C!0. The silver scale is Of course not
so finely balanced, and the two are respec
tively christened "The Lord Chief J ustice"
and "The Lord High Chancellor."
The mauager then moves away from the
scale, and turning a handle in the wall
suddenly illuminates a long vault, with
finely groined arches, which would other
wise pass unnoticed. Throwing the gate
open we pass in, followed by one of the
body guards in a chocolate brown suit.
We arrive at a door which admits us to
an inclosure almost entirely of glass, in
which visitors stand and gaze upon the
wonders within. However, the bodyguard
throws open the door, and stepping tip to
the chief, whispers a word in his ear. Ho
approaches us with a warm welcome, and
bids me walk up to one of the gold weigh
ing machines, of which there are some
thirty here. This is the room where sov
ereigns anil half sovereigns are weighed
when sent in by bankers aud others. Here,
again, hydraulic power is used.
A COMPLICATED MACHINE.
A machine consisting of a complicated
system of counter weights looks not un
like a sewing machine ns to its lower half.
This is completely inclosed in glass. A
long feeder, like a tube cut in half, down
its length, and made of brass, is set at an
angle of 45 degs., and is filled wit h a long
roll of sovereigns. These turn as they slip
down on to a circular, movable plate,
slightly larger than a sovereign.
For a moment the plate seems to be de
ciding upon the merits of that particular
coin. Then, as if it litis made up its mind
conclusively, it deftly turns the coin to the
right, and it slips down a metal tube into
a till below.
But if the coin proves to te lighter than
the standard weight the delicate machine
turns it to the left and condemns it to the
guillotine. Again one is impressed with the
"unman" idea of a hand weighing the sov
ereigns. . One can almost fancy that a hid
den person is feulinthe weight. There is
more than a mere mechanical look about
the momentary indecision of the scale
plate; it is really rather that of an intelli
These machines weigh coins at the rate
of twenty-six per minute, and a day'a
weighing amounts to about 100,000 ster
ling. The light coins are taken to the guil
lotineanother hydraulic triumph and
dropped down a long tube. As they slip
through a sharp knife clips the coin neatly
down the center and allows it to fall out at
the slot at the side, and, to carry out the
guillotine notion, they full into a small
They are not cut in two, but the cut is
more than half way through, and this pre
vents the banker who has paid them in
from again circulating them, although he
can take them away after they are clipped.
This he never does, but takes the weight
value of the gold. London Herald.
Old remedies for diseases were of a I jar
ful and wonderful nature. It is to be
hoped that the world is growing wiser in
this regard, but there are still those who
apparently have firm lielief in strnnge spe
cifics. The author of "Wild Life on a
Tidal Water" liecame acquainted with the
watermen of Xorfolk, England, and gives
the following specimen of their various
remedies for rheumatism.
The conversation turned on "rheumat
ics," the common ailment of watermen.
"Wal, I hev carried a tater in my pocket
since Christmas, an' it fare ter me it dew
no good. The tater waste, but the rheu
matics doant go," said Larin, a swarthy,
determined looking yonng shrimper.
"An' them magnetic stones fare ter me
to bo fooleries," continued a stout old eel
"Them magnetic belts work better,"
broke in Horngee dogmatically, "but arter
all, fares ter me nothing like the fat o' a
good silver eel. Jest prick 'ini an' let the
fat run out afore the fire, an' rub it inter
the j'ints. I have cured myself like that,
an' so hev my missis."
"Wal," rejoined the shrimper, "I hev
found a little black rosin, as much as you
can hold ou a shillin', twice a week, do
some good. Wenus turps rubbed on tiie
j'ints do good, but carrying pigs' left fore
trotters an' taters an' brimstone fare ter
"Wal, old matey, what dew you think
about these cures:-" asked Larin, turning
to an old sailor who had served on the
"What dew I think? On'y wiper's oil
will cure all yore scrnmatics."
"Fares ter me bosses' oil curesq
interrupted a little gunner who hau j.ist
"Hosses' oil is goad stuff, ah: w. rrygooil
stun: ' acquiesced each patient, gravely
shaking his head.
Involution and 7.1or.ility.
Involution; ; philosophers give excellent
precepts for healthy and comfortable liv
ing. But these precepts apparently the
man fulfills, and thus he fulfills r.U righte
ousness. They may talk to liira, indeed,
of a more perfect state of society to be
some day brought about by ethical science,
in which he would be out of place; but he,
having only one life, takes the world ns ho
finds it nnd makes the best of it, for him
self. Why should he sacrifice himself to
the future of humanity? Evolution, bcin
a quasi-mechanical and necessary process,
will fulfill itself without edort or sacrifice
on Lis part.
And the perfect state, after fill, will be
attained only to pass away in the everlast
ing round of iutt-gra;ion aud disintegra
tion, or whatever the wheel of existence
may be called. Men of greedy and daring
character who feel tiicir force will not be
hindered from using it for their aggrand
izement by arguments of the tea table.
They will grasp, by all the means in their
power, the largest share attainable of such
enjoyment as may fall to the lot of beings
always on the verge of annihilation a
drawback to which, by the way, in pict
ures of a secularist millennium reference
is seldom made. Professor Smith in
There is a subject in relation to the dead
very vital to us all that of burying their
memories away in unbroken silence. We
all know those whodo this, who hem them
selves so closely in with their grief that no
one dares speak of the dead in their pres
ence, who rob themselves and think it is
the grave that defrauds them. For the
dead are indeed twice dead to us when
their names are never on our lips, when
nothing that was best about them is re
called, not with sentimental and false eu
logy, but naturally, as we would speak
had they but just gone somewhere for a
little while. For we make the dead live
again when speech cf thorn and thought of
them iK-coiLie part of our daily life.
The caress and all the human touch may
le no longer ours, end the voice maybe
still, but the abiding part remaius. There
is tiie love that we knew; tiie gentleness
or grandeur of nature; the nobility, the
beauty, the strength, the tenderness of the
sister's smile; the generous great hearted
fiction of the friend; the undaunted candor
of the child. The spirit of none of these
can die. If we banish them, it is we who
bereave ourselves, burying the immortal
with the mortal remains of those whoso
presence gladdened and enriched our days.
A Good Way to Keep I'lowrrs.
There is nothing lietter than a common
potato to keep flowers fresh. Cut one into
halves and insert the stems into holes in
them bored for the purpose. Then arrange
them ia a low basket or shallow xlish and
conceal the plebeian vegetable with leaves
or moss. There is moist ure enough in an
average sized potato to sustain a flower for
two weeks. Don't keep the potato bou
quet in too warm a room, however. This
i.s also an excellent method for mailing a
flower bud. After it is inserted in the po
tato cotton should be put about it for sup
port and the whole inclosed in a box with
a slit for air. New York Times.
Education in Art.
To know great works of painting or
sculpture, and to distinguish them from,
the false and trivial, is almost the busi
ness of a lifetime. The mere light of nat
ure carries us but a little way, and that
often in a wrong direction. To see the
plain man toiling through a picture gal
lery, catalogue in hand, and trying to ad
mire what lie would at least neglect if he
dared to be honest, is no doubt enough to
make a painter or a student of painting
despair of any popular capacity to enjoy
great pictures. Gent leman's Magazine.
A Valuable Fug lag.
A Chicago pug dog arouses the family
every morning, fetches kindling to start
the fire, routs the servant girl by scratch
ing on her door, and then goes out after
the morning paper. This is better than a
whole houseful of the "big, healthy, hand
some girl, with no ambitions, intellectual,
aesthetic or athletic," who is so greatly ad
mired by people who have never tried to
live with her. Those who have choose the
pug dog every time. Boston Common
wealth. An Instructive Toy.
An instructive scientific toy sold in Paris
consists of a map, with metallic plugs in
serted to mark the chief towns. Questions
at the sides of the map ask what are the
chief towns of the different departments;
and also have a metallic plug for each. A
small electric bell and a dry pile are pro
vided. The child puts one end to the con
ducting wire over any question plug and
moves the other end over the town plugs
until the bell rings, when the town is cor
rectly indicated. Boston Transcript.
In the English army there are at present
nearly two hundred officers of the highest
rank who are unemployed. One-half are
colonels and the remainder lieutenant
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