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Established November i, 1855.
LAWYERS.
rXVYBOR & TABOR
Attorneys at Law
Stoll Building, Sacramento, Cal.
Special attention given to applications for
United States Mineral Patents and Land and
Mining litigation.
T W. CALDVELL
Attorney-at-L»w
Jackson, Cal.
Will practice in all courts of the State.
DOCTORS.
"TVK. r. S. GOODMAN
riiysi.iiin and Surgeon
SUTTER CBEKK, CAL..
Diseases of women and children a specialty.
Office hours- 12 to Bp, m. ; 7to9p. m.
•TVR. T. D. M. QUINN
Physician and Surgeon
AMADOR CITY, CAL.
Office hours-2 to 4 and 7toBp. m. Telephone
at residence.
TvR. A. PARKER LEWIS
Physician and Surgeon
SUTTER CREEK.
Office:— Werner Building - CAL.
Tp K. KNDICOTT, M. I>.
Physician and Surgeon
Jackson, Cal.
Office: Webb building. All calls promptly
attended to at all times.
■TVR. E. V. TIFFANY
Physician aud Surgeon
IPLYMOUTH, CAL.
Office— Forrest House. HOURS— B to 8 0. m.,
and 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 p. m.
Telephone Main 41.
pvR. L. K. PHILLIPS
Physician and Surgeon
JACKSON CAL.
X-Eay used in Practice.
Office— Weil & Benno Building. Residence
north Main street, opposite California
Hotel.
Telephone No. 401.
■TVR, A. M. GALL
Physician and Surgeon
Jackson, Cal
Office in Marelia building, Main Street
-p|R. H. N. FREIMAN
Physician and Surgeon
SUTTER CREEK, CAL.
Offie hours— l 2 to 2 and 7to 8:30 p. m.
T~VR. J. H. O'CONNOR
Physician and Surgeon
Formerly of Boosevolt Hospital and Vander-
bilt Clinic, New York City.
Office and residence opposite the Methodist
Church.
SUTTEB CREEK. CAL.
"T P. GRIFFIN,
Physician and Surgeon.
VOLCANO, CAL.
Phone No Calls promptly answered.
DENTISTS.
Tvll. C. A. HERRICK.
DENTIST
Jackson. Cal.
Office in Kay buUaing. Hours from » a. m. to
5 p. m.
T\U. JOHN A. DELUCCUI
DENTIST
SUTTEB CBEEK, CAL.
Office Houbs:— From 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
IA. Malatesta |
BAKERY 2
SUTTER CREEK, CAL. •
• BEST FAMILY GROCERIES #
• French and American Bread, Pies, •
• Cakes, Cookies, etc. 0
• Wagon visits Jackson on Tuesday, J
\ Thursday and Saturday of each week. 0
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College of Notre Dame
MARYSVILLE, CALIFORNIA.
Boarding and Day School conducted by the Sis-
ters of Notre Dame (Namur). Founded in 1856
The curiculum embraces all the branches of
a solid English education. Preparatory and
advanced courses in art. language and music.
For further information address
aplU-tf SISTER SUPERIOR.
J.GHIGLIERI&BRO.
Cosmopolitan Liquor Store
LJACKSOK GATE, CAL.
Dealers and Jobbers in foreign and domestic
WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS
SELECTED stock of Imported Goods. Choice
California Wines, popular brands Eastern
and Domestic Beers; special bottling.
Havana, Key West and New York Cigars.
Bourbon Bye. Sweet and Sour Mash Whiskies
of celebrated distilleries. ja2 ly
SAVED,
The A. Van derNailen
SCHOOLS OF ENGINEERING
Open in all Branckhes.
Great demand for ex-students in all lines.
New students should enroll at once.
Address, 5100 Telegraph Avenue,
OAKLAND, CALIF. my 18
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The Amador Ledger.
SCIENTIFIC
MISCELLANY
Reported weekly for the Ledger.
Changing Flower Colors— Kecent
Earthquake Study— A Lake of Blood
— Crop forecasting — Passing of
Languages— A Padded Stomach— The
Fluid Lens— Aerial Distribution of
Power— Automobile Agriculture.
The colors ot vegetation are in
tensified by strong sunlight and a
certain degree of coolness, as we see
in the redness of noitbern apples and
the deep tints of Alpine plants, and
other conditions— such as the com
positon of the soil— have an influence.
A recent attempt to color flowers
artificially by chemicals added to the
soil has been iecorded by Henry
Kraemner. Aluminum sulphate and
potassium sulphate deepened thn color
of yellow roses, and tended to streak
the petals of the white carnation with
red, and ammonium sulphate, alumi
num sulphate, iron citrate and citri
acid brought out white streaks o
scarlet carnations. The effects wer
too slight, however, to promise com
merical importance
The great earthquake catalogue o
Comte de Montessus de Ballore no
records 171,434 distinct shocks. Th
list confirms tne already formed con
elusions that earthquakes and volca
noes are independent, and that th
former are most abundant in recen
elevations, where the slopes are steep
est and longest. Nine-tenths of tb
shocks have originated in one or tw
per cent ot the earth's surface
Almost all have been distributed
along certain lines, of which the most
important are the great girdle of the
Pacific, the line running from th
Sunda islands through Arracan, th
Himalayas, Caucasus, and Alps to th
western Mediterranean, and anotbe
running from the Caucasus throug
Central Asia to Lake Baikal.
Superstitious people formerly re
garded with awe the turning red a
long intervals of Lake Moret i
Switzerland. Botanists have nc
shown that the phenomenon is due t
a plant which propagates every tent
year, and which, though very minut
grows so rapidly that the whole lak
Is soon turned crimson.
Strong evidence of a periodicity i
the cereal crops of Eastern tCngianc
has been found by Dr. W. N. Shaw
director ol the Royal Meteorologica
office, in the statistics for ISSS t
1905. A good year follows a bad on
in very regular alternation, and
maximum average seems to be reach
ed once in eleven years, with a mini
mum average at an mtermediat
period. In 1894, 1H96 and 1898, fo
instance, the yield was abuudanl
while in 1893, 1895 and 1897 ie wa
deficient. A year of greatest averag
was in 1885 and- 1896— eleven year
later— was another; and in 1886 an
1897 low points were reached. Dr
Shaw has noticed that there is an
inimate relation between the rainfall
of the autumn months and the wheat
harvest of the following year. From
sach considerations he computed tha
the eastern counties ot England woulc
produce 31.9 bushels ot wheat pc
acre in 1905, and the returns at th
end ot the season showed an actua
yield ot 32 bushels per acre.
Two languages have died out i
modern Europe, r accorrding to Key
W. S. Lach-Szyrma. In a recen
paper to British archaeologists, h
doubted whether anybody could li
the time of place when Prussian dis
appeared/ tor the death of a languag
ma? be a lingering and obscure one
S Cornish seems to have passe(
y in its English [home in quit
recent times. The last Coruis
drama bears date 'of 1611. A con
Biderable Cornish literature is pre
served in manuscript and printe
works, and the language has left it
impression in the names of place
and families. A few words, iucludin
the numerals, are • still used by tb
miners.
A remarkable hair ball from the
stomach of a young girl has been
brought to notice by Prof, yon
Bramann of Halle. She had a habit
of swallowing ends bitten from her
long hair, forming in a bulky accumu
lation, though felt only as a slight
pressure and when the mass was re
moved by an operation it was found
to have shaped itself to the cavity,
like a cast in a mold. Iron tonics
had changed the light color to black.
The glass lens has been brought to
a diameter of about live feet for as
tronomical purposes, but when of
Ksh sizo the cost la tens of thousands
dollars and several years of time.
The Hungarian chemist who has at
last made a successful fluid leus
claims that it equals the glass pro
duct in performance. It consists of
two curved plates of thin and un
usually hard glass, between which is
hermetically sealed the fluid sub
stance, and the retractive power and
other properties are so adjusted that
the usual defects of lenses are over
come. Time and temperature do not
affect the fluid, while the contraction
and expansion are practically the
same as those of the enclosing glass.
A ten-inch leus that has hitherto
cost about 82,000 can be made by the
new process for SlO or less. The sav
ing is even greater with larger sizes,
land it is believed that, instead of
having reached the highest possible
limits, lenses can now be made three
I times as large as any yet produced.
In "Telekino," his new wireless
method of transmitting power, Senor
Torres Quevado uses a Branly coherer,
which, when struck by the electric
JACKSON, AMADOU COUNTY, t ALirOJiINIA, ITJIDAY. JUNE 29, 1906.
wave, causes and electromagnet to
oscillate, and the vibrations affect
an escapement which advances one
tooth at each vibration. He has not
only steered a crewless boat from
shore, but has increased aud slacken
ed the speed at will. Tne trials are
claimed to have been perfectly suc
cessful, and it is urged that the
principle should be valuable in lite
saving apparatus as well as for direct
ing torpedoos.
The motor cultivator of Prof. T.
Hudson 'Beare, a Scottish mechani
cian, is designed to do all tho work
of preparing the ground for seed at
one operation. It can be driven at
three times the speed of the ordinary
plow, and each trip oovers three times
the breadth of the usual furrow and
well pulverizes the ground, iiy a
simple attachment the sowing also
can be done at the same time.
There is no need worrying along in
discomfort because of a disordered
digestion. Get a bottle of Kodol for
dyspepsia, and see what it will do for
you. Kodol not ouly digests what
you eat and gives that tired stomach
a needed rest, but is a corrective of
the greatest efficiency. Kodol re
lieves indigestion, dyspepsia, palpita
tion of the heart, flatulence, and sour
stomach. Kodol will make your
stomach young aud healthy again.
You will worry just in the proportion
that your stomach worrios you.
Worry means the loss of ability to
do your best. Worry is to be avoided
at all times. Kodol will take the
worry out ot your stomach. Bold by
h\ W. Kuhser.
CJ.i&.es'.K'es.iire.x.A..
Bears the j$ Tha Kind You Have Always Bough*
3ignatnre /^* , // , y7
Ledger & Chicago Inter-Ocean, $2.50
Mileage of the Blood.
The mileage of the blood circulation
reveals some astounding facts in our
personal history. Thus it has been cal
culated that, assuming the heart to
beat 69 times a minute at ordinary
heart pressure, the blood goes at the
rate of 207 yards in the minute, or sev
en miles per hour, IGB miles per day
and 0,320 miles per year. If a man
of eighty-four years of age could have
one single blood corpuscle floating in
his blood all his life it would have
traveled in that same time 3,150,808
miles.
Watch and See.
A well known horseman describes a
fact in natural history which may not
be generally known. It is that all four
footed beasts in making the first move
ment in walking, running or any sort
of forward motion always employ the
left hind leg as a starter. Even a
child if put down on all fours and bid
den to advance in that position will
make the first move with its left leg.
its hands at the time occupying the
place of an animal's fore legs.
An Accomplished Fact.
"Grandma, may I take that piece of
chocolate you left on the table? I will
be so good."
"Yes, you may take it."
The little girl does not move.
"Why don't you go and get it?"
"Oh, grandma, dear, I ate it first!"
Something He Had Forgotten.
Small Bo3*— Mister, kiu you change a
ten dollar bill? Mister — No, sonny.
That belongs strictly to my wife's
share of the domestic duties. I might
have been able to change one long ago,
but I'm clean out o' practice now.
An Awful Stab.
"And you call this chair unique?
Why, It isn't any older than I am!"
"Well, ma'am, that may be, but it's
antique, all right."— Houston Post.
Exaggerated.
A publisher advertises: " 'The Wives
of Henry VIII.' Third thousand."
Surely there is some exaggeration here.
—Punch.
The ConyresMlonal Library.
In its fine building tho library of
congress should be safe against de
struction for many centuries. Fire has
cost the world many of its greatest col
lections. It ruined the ancient Alexan
drian library of the Ptolemies when
the Christians sacked the temple of
Serapls in the year 275. It cost the
world thousands of ancient maim
scripts that were stored in Constanti
nople when the Crusaders captured
the city. Twice the library of congress
has suffered by tire — tirst at the de
struction of the capitol by the British
in 1814 and again in ISSI. In its pros
ent housing it is protected by every
possible safeguard and directed iv its
development by the most expert of
custodians. And with a sense of pride
in which all Americans must share the
nation has given to its foremost sculp
tors and artists the opportunity to
enrich its walls with their works. It
is a monument to American thought
and learning, which must grow in
value and significance with each year.
— New York World.
H His Excuse.
A Scottish parish minister met tho
laird's gamekeeper one day and said
to him, "I say, Davidson, why is It I
never see you In church?"
"Well, sir," replied Davidson, "1
don't want to hurt the attendance."
"Hurt the attendance! What do you
mean?" asked the minister In surprise.
"Well, sir, you see," replied the game
keeper, "there are about a dozen men
In the parish that go to church when
I'm uot there, and they would go
peaching if I went to church."
SUPPORT
SCOTT'S EMULSION serves as a
bridge to carry the weakened end
I starved system along until it can find
a f'tm support in ordinary food.
Send for free sample.
,\ SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists,
'! Pearl Street, New York.
'4 50c. and $1.00 ; all druggists.
Pioueei Klotir always has been and
still i Iho bent
THE LEDOUX TRIAL.
Verdict ot Murder in First Degree.
The Stockton Kecord says ot the
closing argument for the defense by
Attorney Fairall.
The bombshell of the LoDoux case
was tired off shortly after 2 o'clock
this afternoon. It was probably the
greatest surprise ever witnessed iv
any trial in this county and unless
there has been some mistake in read
ing the testimony, the prosecution is
hopelessly "barreled."
Attorney Fairall exploded the bomb
just before be closed his argument.
He read from the report of the testi
mony of the prosecution's witnesses
that the defendant was last seen Fri
day evening at 6 :t-iO o'clock with the
deceased in Pattersou's pharmacy,
and that the deceased was last seen
alive that evening at 7:30 o'clock in
the Old Kirk saloon, that the defend
ant was not seen again until the
following morning at 10 or 10:ii0
o'clock in Kosenbaum's when she was
buying the trunk. That she weut
from there to the H. C. ISlnw Com
pany's and bought the rope, that she
went from there to Kreuner's, whore
she remained until 11:130 o'clock, that
she weut from there to expressman
berry at 11:45; that she was agaiu
talking to Berry at 12:15 o'clock, and
in the meantime be bad got the suit
case and delivered it, and the trunk
in the hallway at the door of room 97
in the California house. A few
minutes after 12:15 o'clock Mrs Le
Doux is iv Eckstrom & Smith's,
where she remains tor an hour. At
12:15 o'clock she is at the Wonder
and she remains there about an hour.
At 2 o'clock expressman Berry takes
the trunk from room 97 to the South
ern Paoiflc depot, where he meets the
defendant again.
Between 11 o'clock and noon that
same day janitor Dohrmann of ti e
California bouse goes into room 97
and cleans it. He sees no trunk and
no person or body. He finds the
room deserted. The prosecution's ex
pert witnesses testifies that McVicar
died a lingering death, consuming
several hours.
Then, where was McVicar and where
was the trunk when Dohrmann was
in the room?. Mrs Le Doux was out
of the room and the hotel for an
hour before the trunk was delivered
that morning until the expressman
took it with McVicar's body in it
from the room at 2 o'clock that after
noon. Wlien did she give him the
morphine aud where? When was he
put into the trunk and where?
With those questions attorney
Fairall finished his address to the
jury. Then he turned to distric'
attorney Norton and defied him to
expiaiu the mystery to the jury, aud
then he sat down.
Saturday morning district attorney
Norton, like a clever baseball player,
sacrificed one of his witnesses to gain
a point. Theodore Dohrmann, the
janitor of the California house was
the mau whose evidence was dis
credited. District attorney Norton
said he was honestly mistaken as to
the time he was in the room, and that
instead of being in there between 11
and 12 o'clock, when he saw neither
accused nor deceased, he did go in
closer to 3, at which time the bed
was made. According to tho pro
secutor there were at least two wit
nesses who testified that the bed was
unmade up to 3 o'clock.
He read aud reviewed the testimony
of Hermann Knglehardt, who was in
the room about 12 o'clock and found
the tiuHK there at that time. The
testimony of Dohrmanu was con
demned by the district attorney
throughout as mistaken in his evi
dence.
The proposition presented by the
defense that McVicar died through
the administration of a quick poison,
and was dead when put iv the trunk
was taken up fully and ably by the
speaker, "lie attempted to show by
the trunk itself that the pools of
blood had formed while it was not
iv a position as to allow tho blood to
(low from a ruptured vessel by gravi
tation. The evidence aud experiments
of the experts were here called upon
in the effort to show tho truth ot the
assertions. Many of the propositions
presented by tho defense were taken
up iv like manner and unerringly
argued by the attorney.
During his argument district attor
ney Norton as is usual with auy
speaker, many times partook of water
to lessen any irritation of the throat.
On the table near him were setting
three glasses one coutauiug a solution
of carbolic acid and water, another
carbolic acid and whiskey and the
third clear water. Whilo still speak
ing he reached for the glass of water
but instead found the glass containing
carbolic acid and water. The mistake
was noticed in time to prevent either
a tragedy or serious illness.
While discussing the "dull thud"
heard by Mrs Van Lamiiugbarn near
noon ot Saturday, March 2ith, dis
trict attorney Norton opened the
stained trunk and holding tho suit
case some distance above it, let it
drop that the jury might have some
conception of what Mrs Van Landiug
ham meant when she referred to the
"dull thud" which the prosecution
claims was the body of McVicar fall
ing iuto the trunk under the guid
ance of tho hands cf Mrs Le Doux.
Tho subtle cunning of Mrs Lo Doux
was often reterrod to during the
argument. It was claimed that she
was a worldly woman— smooth, cool
and calculating.
The jury, composed of August C.
Kitter, W. C. Schulor, Thomas
Hughes, L. C. Hunting, Thomas K.
Hobbins, John B. Spreugler, Andrew
J. Luud, J. A. Drace, O. C. Dustiu,
Cbmlos M. Carlson, IS. F. Pope and
\V. JH. Locke, was placed in tho cus
tody of tho deputy sheriffs at 2:38
yesterday afternoon, at which time
judgo Nutter had concluded his brief
recital of Jaw, and instructed the iury
the case was theu in its hands for
determination. Three hours rolled
by and still the room remained tilled.
At about 5:45 judge Nutter announced
that a recess would be taken until 7
o'clock and that until then no verdict
would be received.
Shortly after 7 o'clock the court
room was again opened and in a few
moments speedily tilled with anixous
spectators determined to hear the
(inal outcome, if there was one.
Many believed that there would be a
disagreement by reason of the fact
that the jurors had temained silent
so long. Few, hardly a person, could
bo found who would countenance the
H:,v:uit:it of a possible verdict of a
tenor as to allow hanging.
About 9:15 o'clock, as the defend
ant, pale faced and haggard, sat be
sido her attorneys, who had made
such a brillant and clever fight tor
her life, a suddeu and boisterous
uoise, as if of applause, broke from
the (Inaction of the jury room. No
person in tho court surmised that
some of the jurors held out for life
imprisonment during the entire six
hours of deliberation and tiually had
switched to the death penalty aud
were being applauded for their act by
fellow jurors. The applause was so
uncontrolled and of such duration
that it was heard by all, even the
busy populace passing on the streets
below.
it was soon learned that a verdict
had been reached. The jury tiled
solemnly inl;o tho courtroom and ad
justed itself in tho box. The spec
tutors leaned forward as it in the
effort to read from the taces of the
jurors tho verdict. The least con
cerned, in fact the calmest person iv
the room, wa3 the convicted murder
ess, Mrs Emuia Le Doux. She was
"cool— a most remarkable person."
District Attorney Norton, with bis
assistant, George F. McNoble, beiui;
present, and the court ready to traus-
Dct business, judge Nutter asked the
jury if it had arrived upon a verdict.
W. H. Locke, as foreman, answered
that it had, and passed tho verdict to
clerk Cornstock. It was examined by
judge Nutter before reading and theu
delivered again to the clerk. *
Silence was profound— the smallest
fraction of a second seemed like an
hour. With drooped eyes, yet anxious
expression, Mrs JLe Doux remaiucd
unmoved. (Jierk Uomstock, standing
before his desk, faced the jury, and
in a slow voice read the terrible
vp- : "liot to the jurors. "We, the jury
iv the above entitled cause, find the
defendant, iUrs Emma Le Uoux,
guilty of murder in the tirst degree."
Mrs Lie Doux held up bravely under
the strain and the only action or
sound to mar the calmness was a
spasmodic "Ugh," followed by the
black gloved hand placing the white
handkerchief to the face as she
straightened her head aud threw
back lior shoulders as if in challenge
tn the verdict aud its makers.
Mrs Charles Crocker, who has been
Mrs Le Doux's companion while in
corut during the trial, leaned over
and placing her arm around th.c daik
clothed little woman, kissed hor
many times, telling her to be brave,
that the fight for he.r life had just
beguu. The attorneys in the case,
particularly attorneys b'airall and
Ciockei, never changed a muscle of
the lace nor showed by the slightest
quiver of the eye any feeling of dis
appointment they might have had in
the verdict. As they fought for the
life ot the woman against every aud
overwhelming odds, gentlemanly and
calmly, so they received the verdict.
"Is this your verdict, gentlemen?"
answer. Judge Nutter theu directed
the clerk to record the same iv the
presence of tho jury. After compar
ing the original with tho record it
was again read to the jury as it stood
upon the record. Mrs Le Doux was
herself again. She raised her veil
and smiled as attorney Crocker ap
proached her. Attorney Pnirall came
later and tho convicted woman ex
tended her hand to him as she thauk
ed him, aud as he encouraged her
and told her that the battle for life
had just commenced.
The couvicted woman still remained
iv her seat, her breast heaving notice
ably, while her attorneys remained
about her. Two uewspaper men ;ip
proached her aud asked if she did not
desire, to make some statement regard
ing the outcome ot the case. With a
placid smile, still calm, sitting in
her chair as it mistress of all she
surveyed, sbe dropped her eyes in
meditation for an instant and then
brightening showing a row of rather
strong white teeth, answered with a
sigh: "I— l think I'd rather not.
1 havo nothing to say." '1 he in
terrogators withdrew in silence, not
pressing their issue for an interview.
After the time for passing sentence
was fixed for Monday, July 9th at 10
o'clock, Mrs Le Doux, a convicted
murderess, arose from her chair un
assisted and in cbarge of deputy
sheriif Mark Smith, left the room in
which the record of her past career
was reproduced before hor, and a
mighty throug with its terrible sur
roundings, culiuiuitiug iv the verdict
which means that her life must atone
tor tho murder of A. N. MoVicar. She
walked from tho room unfalteringly,
apparently less concerned than at any
time before.
Attorneys i'airall and Crocker, who
have contested every step of the great
aud far-famed trial, announced last
night, that before the day for passing
sentence tuoy would ruovo the court
for a new trial, alleging many grounds
of merit. hie their motion denied
they will appeal from it, reinforcing
themselves with the bill of exceptions
as it appears of record. Attorney
L'aiiall claims he has a good chance
to obtaiu a reversal of the verdict
before the supreme court and will
light every step until there is nothing
moro to fight for.
He claims that the verdict of the
jury, impliediy demanding the life
of the frail woman, is one of the
strongest points in his favor. Hang
ing is the penalty only in most griev
ous cases and where the doubt is
abolished beyond all uncertainty. It
cannot be recalled that a woman was
aver hanged in the state of California.
It is asked, will Emma Le Doux be
the first?
Quaint School Answers.
Here are some assertions from com
positions by American schoolboys:
"Franklin's father was a tallow
chandelier." "i'he climate of North
America is very embracing." "This
song is iv the key of B flap. " "There
are five bowels, a, c, i, o, and n."
"The snow is painting the town
white." "He lived in Cambridge
pork." "Man is in the muscular
gender, because it donotes a niaie. "
Questiou: "What is goography?"
Answer: "Geography is round like a
ball."
ORIENTAL COURTESY.
A Alt Incident In Which Silas Anna
Dickinson Figured.
Miss Anna Dickinson traveled every
where independently and saw human
nature in all of its ",airs. Writing to a
"■voaian friend once, she described a re
ception given by wealthy Chinamen in
1 restaurant kept by Chi Lung in San
Francisco, aM she was the guest of
honor. She said that she saw a serv
ant coming toward her with a box di
vided into many compartments, with
different Kinds of nuts and candies in
the smaller trays. She picked out half
a dozen or more and laid them on tlie
arm of the chair, which served as a ta
ble. As the attendant passed on to
others she saw that each took only one
bonbon, and she was much embar
rassed.
But when tho servant approached the
chief Chinaman, the one who had orig
inated the reception, he took a large
handful, and those after him did the
tamo, and theu Miss Dickinson felt re
lieved. She wrote:
"After I learneS that I must have
shocked all of those educated, cultured
Chinamen as much as you or I should
have been shocked if we had invited a
Chinaman whom we respected to dine
with us and he had taken a whole fried
chicken and torn it limb from limb at
our table. In such an event would you
or I have had the tact and courtesy to
hace taken, other chickens .and thus
dismembered them?"
A SELFISH MAN.
The Prayer He Addressed to tin
Throne of Mercy.
The following example of a quaint
uiid selfish prayer does not come from
the liturgy; It is from "Glimpses ot
Ancient Haokuey:" "O Lord, thou
knowest that I have nine estates in the
city of London and likewise that I
have lately purchased an estate iv feo
simple in the county of Essex. I be
t-eeoh thee to preserve the two coun
ties of Middlesex and Essex from lira
and earthquake, and, as I have a
mortgage in Hertfordshire, I beg of
thee likewise to have an eye of com
passion on that county, smil for the
rest of the counties thou niayest deal
with them as thou art pleased. O
Lord, enable the bank to answer all
their bills and make all my debtort
good men. Give prosperous voyage
and return to the Mermaid sloop, be
cause I have insured it, and, as thou
hast said the days of the wicked are
but short, I trust in thee that thou
wilt not forget thy promise, as I have
purchased an estate in reversion which'
will be mine on the death of that
profligate young man, Sir J. L. Keep
my friends from sinking and preserve
mo from thieves and housebreakers
and make all my servants so honest
and faithful that they may attend to
my interest and never cheat me out
of my property night or day."
An Example of Dnringr.
During the hottest fighting in the
Shipka pass the leading battalion of
the Russian General DragomirofTs di
vision recoiled before a hailstorm of
Turkish bullets. The general was a
very stout person and had the ap
pearance of a peaceful German pro
fessor. But when he saw his men re
coil he dismounted and walked slow
ly to and fro along a ridge swept by
the enemy's bullets. He was a hun
dred yards in advance of the men, oc
cupying the position they had abandon
ed. After staying there for awhile
without being touched he shouted back
to the battalion: "What are you doing,
you geese? Did you think there was
danger here? I don't find any!" The
men responded with a roar of cheers,
doubled ap to him and charged so
fiercely that the TurUs were forced to
retreat.
Why El.kmln Help Marching.
All men. who have any appreciation
of music feel prompted to step in time
to a march tune, aud music on the
march therefore substitutes a new and
pleasanter stimulus to exertion for the
monotonous anil somewhat dreary one
of keeping place in the ranks. It ia
well known that weariness is, as a rule,
more a matter of mind than of body
and that Cue muscles of the body do
not tiro half so soon as the nerve cen
ters which move them. Music, by
bringi!;;,' v frosh nerve center into play,
will often bituish all sense of weariness
and will even sometimes afford rest to
tho usual nerve center, so that when
the music ceases the soldier feels fresh
er than before it began.
mJ *gives rosy cheeks and active health to pale, sickly children.^^
And it is good for their elders, too.
Ask your druggist for it.
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No medical man needs to be told
that even disease has its freaks, and
that recovery has occasionally been
brought about by means inexplicably
trivial. Oue of the most remarkable
of even these unaccountable eccen
tricities ot disease has taken place
within the past few days at Halver,
in Westphalia, says the .London
Globe. The case was that of a boy
who, as the result of a very heavy
fall backwards on his head while
skating, had for a year and a half
been absolutely deaf and dumb. One
rnornine his brother went to awake
him and, finding him sleeping
heavily, tapped him lightly on the
forehead. To his amazement the deaf
and dumb boy awoke with a loud cry.
Hoih speech aud bearing had been
restored.
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In Scotland It wa3 for a long tima
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In the burial ground of the abby, It
has been found that of those tomb
stones which are froni 100 to 200 years
old about one-fourth are thus marked,
the symbols being in low relief.
Quite Feeble.
"I suppose you're going to Dr. Ma
eon's funeral, grandpa?"
"Oh," snarled the Infirm old man,
"don't talk to me about other people's
funerals. It's as much as I shall b«
able to do to get to my own."—Ex
change.
A Close Fattier.
She— You must ask father for his
consent. He — He won't give It to ma.
She-Why not? He— He's too close.
He never gave anything to anybody In
his life.

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