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n nr~e rlepnants.
Knighthood is not an honor that.
voI can obtain in Siam as easily as
you can in many other countries.
You have to qualify for it by captur
ing a white elephant, which is, by all
nccounts. a good deal more difficult
than to write indillerent poetry.
The white elephant is the National
emblem of Siam, and all the speci
inens that can be caught are kept in
the royal stables and live on the fat
of the land. There are five of-them
at -resent in honorable captivity.
All the work they ever have to do is
to tale part twice a year in a State
1,rocession, and to support the King
by their majestic presence whenever
he bas to receive a foreign Ambassa
dor. Besides being knighted, their
captors receive large money rewards.
The more white elephants there are in
the King's mews, the luckier does he
reckon himself likely to be -Phila
delphia Public Ledger.
New Device ior Catching Fish.
Among the triumphs of inventive
genius is a new fish-trap that prom
ises to simplify the operation of fish
ing and pernlit the angler to capture
his prey by a clever artifice. A small
mirror is suspended by a swivel and
chain, and before it hangs a squirm
in-, wriggling bait. The fish gets his
evo on this, and with a greed charac
teristic of other creatures besides
fishes, thinks he will catch the bait be
fore the other fish that he sees in the
the mirror coming directly toward it
can get there, therefore he makes a
snap for the bait and swallows it,
hook and all, at the same time bump
ing himself sharply against the sur
face of the mirror, all of which oper
ation is supposed to fecilitate the se
cure hooking of the deluded fish. A
similar trap is used in India for catch
ing tigers. The savage beast sees an
otheir tiger, as he supposes, making
for the bait, and immediately hurries
to secure it, forgetting in his haste
his usual caution and desire to inves
tigate.-New York Ledger.
A Baltimore barber has set up a
znsio box in his shop, the tunes of
vhich he turns on to suit the brend of
his trade. By regulating the airs by
the flow of customers he thinks lie
gets unusually good work out of his
assistants. When business is light he
runs out steady old ballads, and when
it is brisk-as on Saturday nights, for
instance-the music box keeps razors
flying to the time *of jigs, reels and
quicksteps.-New York Sun.
The World's Coal Tield.
Last year the world produced 553,
700,000 tons of coal, To this total
Great Britain contributed 185,000,000
tons; the United States, 170,000,000;
France, 25,250,000; Belgium, 19,500,
000, and Austria-Hungary, 10,250,000
tons Five million tons were mined
in Australiia, four in Canada and three
in British india.
Taken at foer.
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.A Prominent Doctor Speaks.'
He is not talkin::about medical ethics. quite
the contrary. The scientist is eager togrs
truth in whatever field it may be found, and
the fact that Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy is so
meritorious calls forth from him a testimo
"Chipley, Ga., August 4, 1894.-Dr. C. 0. Ty
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should say that Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy
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Parker's Ginger Tonic is Popular
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women find nothing so soothing and reviving.
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Piso's Cure for Consumption relieves the
most obstinate coughs.-Rev. D. B~ca
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DR. TALMAGE TELLS WHAT IT IS.
He Gives Working People some Good
[Owing to great grief at the sudden death
or his lamented wife, Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt
Talmage canceled his engagement to prea -h,
but in order that the vast congregation to
which he speaks through tht press may not
be disappointed, a famous and always-time
ly sermon delivered by him on a previous
occasion is supplied for this week.]
TEXT: "He that earneth wages. earneth
wages to put it into a bag with holes. -
Haggai i., 6.
In Persia. under the reign of Dariu Hy
staspes. the people did not prosper. They
made money, but did not keep it. They
were like people who have a sack in which
they put money, not knowing that the sacI
is torn, or eaten of moths, or in some way,
made incapable of holding valuables. As
fast as the coin was put in one end of the
sack it dropped out of the other. It made
no difference how much wages they got, for
they lost them. "He that earneth wages,
earneth wages to put it into a bag with
What has become of the billions and bil
lions of dollars in this country paid to the
working classes? Some of these moneys
have gone for house rent, or the purchase ot
homesteads, or wardrobe, or family expenses,
or the necessities of life, or to provide com
forts in old age. What has become of other
billions? Wasted in foolish outlay. Wasted
at the gaming-table. Wasted in intoxicants.
Put into a bag with a hundred holes.
Gather up the money that the working
classes have spent for rum during the last
thirty years, and I will build for every work
ingman a house, and lay out for him a gar
den. and clothe his sons in broadeloth anil
his daughters in silks, and stan1 at his front
door a prancing span or sorrels or bays. and
secure him a policy of life insurance, so that
the present home m-ty h well maintained
after he is (lead. The most persistent. most
overpowering enemy of the working classes
is intoxicating liquor. It is the anarchist of
the centuries, and has boycotted and is now
boycotting the body and mind and soul of
American labor. It is to it a worse foe than
monopoly, and worse than associated capi
It annually swindles Industry out of a
large percentage of its earnings. It holds
out its blasting solicitations to the mechanie
or operative on his way to work, and at the
noon-spell, and on his way home at even
tide; on Saturday, when the wages are paid,
it snatches a large part of the money that
might come to the family, and sacrifices it
among the saloon keepers. Within eight
hundred yards of Sands Street Methodist
Church. Brooklyn. it has fifty-four saloons,
and Is plotting now for another. Stand the
saloons of this country side by side. and it
Is carefully estimated they would reach from
New York to Chicago. Forward, march.
says the rum power, and take possession of
the American Nation! The rum bysiness is
pouring its vitriolic and damnable liquids
down the throats of hundreds of thousands
of laborers. and while the ordinary strikes
are ruinous both to employers and
employes, I proclaim a strike universal
against strong drink, which, if kept
up, will be the relief of the working classes
and the salvation of the Nation. I will un
dertake to say that there is not a healthy
laborer in the United States who, within
the next ten years. if he will refuse all intox
icating beverage and be saving, may not he
come a capitalist on a small scale. Our
country in a year spends one billion fivo
hundred million and fifty thousand dollars
jr rum. Of course the working classes do
great deal of this expenditure. Careful
tatistics show that the wage-earning classes
If Great Britain expend In liquors one hun
red million pounds. or five hundred mill
Ion dollars a year. Sit down and think. 0
~workngman! how much you have expend
d in these directions. Add it all up. Add
~up what your neighbors have exponded, and
jraize that instead of answerin., the beck
ofother people you might have been your
own capitalist. When you deplete a work
ingman's physical energy you deplete l.Is
The stimulated workman gives out before
~he unstimulated workman. My father said:
"I became a temperance man in early life,
because I noticed in the harvest tield that,
though I was physically weaker than other
workmen. I could hold out longer than they.
Thef took stimulants. I took none." A
brickmaker in Englrnd gives his experience
in regard to this matter among men In his
employ. He says, after investigation: "The
beer-drinkers who made the fewest bricks
made six hundred and fifty-nine thous and;
the abstainer who made the fewest bricks,
seven hundred and forty-six thousand."
The difference in behalf of the abstainer
over the indulger. eighty-seven thousand.
There came a very exhausting time in the
British Parliament. The session was pro
longed until nearly all the members got sick
or worn out. Out of six hundred and fifty
two members only two went through un
damaged; they were teetotalers.
When an army goes out to the battle the
soldier who has water or coffee in his can
teen marches easier and fights better than
the soldier who has whisky in his canteen.
Rum helps a man to fight when he has only
one contestant, and that at the street cor
ner. But when he goes forth to maintain
some great battle for God and his country,
he wants no rum about him. When the
ussians go to war a corporal passes along
the line and smells the breath of every sol
dier. 'If there be in his breath a taint of In
toxicating liquor, the man is sent back to
the barracks. Why? He cannot endure fa
tigue. All our young men know this. When
they are preparing for a regatta, or for a ball
club, or for an athletic wrestling, they ab
stain. Our working people will be wiser af
ter a while, and the money they fling away
on hurtful indulgences'thev will put into co
operative associations, and so become capi
taits. If the workingman put down his
wages and then take his expenses and spread
them out, so they will just equal, he is not
wise. I know workingmen who are in a
perfect fidget until they get rid of their lasi
The following circumstances came undez
our observation: A young man worked hard
to earn his sIx or seven hundred dollara
yearly. Mdarriage day came. The bride had
inherited live hundred dollars from het
grandfather. She spent every dollar of it on
the wedding dress. Then they rented t wo
rooms in a third story. Then the young man
took extra evening employment; almost ex
hausted with the day's work, yet took even
ing employment. It almost extinguished his
eyesight. Why did he add evening employ.
ment to the day employment? To get monley.
Why did he want to get money? To lay up
something for a rainy day? No. To get his
life insured, so that In case of his death his
wife would not be a beggar? No. Hie put
the extra evening work to the day' work that
he might get a hundred andl fifty dollars to
get his wife a sealskin coat. The sister of
the bride heard of this achievement, and was
not to be eclipsed. She was very poor, and
she sat up working nearly all the nights for
a great while until she bought a sealskin
coat. I have not heard of the result on that
street. The street was full of those who are
on smant :ne->mes, out i suppose the cont
tagion spread, andl that everybody had a
salskln coat, and that the people came out
and cried, practically, not literally: "Though
the heavens fall, we must have a sealsidin
I was out West, and a minister of the Gos
pel told me, in Iowa. that his church and the
neighborhood had been impoverIshed by the
fact that they put mortgages on their farms
in order to send their families to the Phila
delphia Centennial. It was not respectable
not to go to the Centenniai. Between such
evils and pauperism thereis a very short step.
The vast majority of chIldren in your alm
houses are there because their parents are
drunken, or lazy, or recklessly improvident.
I have no sympathy for skinflint saving.
but I plead for Christtan prudence. Y'tu say
It Is impossible now to lay up anything for a
rainy day. I know it. but we are at the day
break of National prosperity. Some people
think it is mean to turn the gas low when
they go out of the parlor. They feel embar
rassed if the door-bell rings before they have
the hall lighted. They apologize for the
plain meal, if you surprise them at the table.
Well, it Is mean if it is only to pile up a mis
erly hoard. But If it be to educate your
chidren, if it be to give more help to your
wife when she does not feel strong, if it be
to keep your funeral day from being horri
ble beyond all endurance, because it is to be
the disruption and annihilation of the do
mestic circle-if it be for that, then it is ma;
There are those who are kept in poverty
beense of their own fault. They might have
tnetr earnins. or they lived beyond thei
means, while others on the same wages and
on the same salaries went on to competency.
I know a man who was all the time com
plaining of his poverty and crying out
against rich men, while he himself keeps two
dogs, and chews and smokes, and is full to
the chin with whisky and beer. Wilkins Mi
cawber said toDavid Copperfield, "Copper
field, my boy, one pound income, expenses
twenty shillings and six pence; result
misery. But, Copperfield, my boy, one pound
income, expenses nineteen shillings and six
pence; result. happiness." But, 0 working
man of America, take your morning dram,
and your noon dram. and your evening dram,
and spend everything you have over for to
bacco and excursions. anl you Insure pov
erty for yourself and your children forever!
If by some generous flat of the capitalists
of this country, or by a new law of the Gov
ernment of the United States, twenty-five
per cent.. or flifty per cent.. or one hundred
per cent. were added to the wages of the
working classes of America. it would. be no
advantage to hundreds of thousands of them
unless they stopped strong drink. Aye, un
til they quit that evil habit, the more money,
the more ruin, the more wages, the more
holes in the bag.
My plea this morning is to those working
people who are in a discipleship to whisky
bottle, the beer-mug. and the wine-flask.
And what I say to them will not be more ap
propriate to the working classes than to the
business classes, and the literary classes, and
the prcfessional classes, and all classes, and
not with the people of one age more than
of all agee. Take one good square look at
the suffering of the man whom strong drink
has enthralled, and remember that toward
that goal multitudes are running, The dis
ciple of alcoholism suffers the loss of self
Just as soon as a man wakes up and finds
that he is the captive of strong drink, he feels
demeaned. I do not care how reckless he
acts. He may say, "I don't care;" he does
care. He cannot look a pure man in the eye
unless it is with positive force of resolution.
Three-fourths of his nature is destroyed;
his self-respect is gone; he says things he
would not otherwise say; he does things
he would not otherwise do. Wh-m a
man is nine-tenths gone with strong
drink. the flrst thing he wants to do isto
persuade you that he can stop any time ho
wants to. l1 cannot. The Philistines have
bound hin hand and foot, and shorn his
Iceks, anl put out his eyes, and aro making
him grind1 in the mill of a great horror. H1e
cannot stop. I wiil prove it. Heknowsthat
his course is bringing ruin upon himself.
He loves himself. If he could stop he would.,
He knows his course is bringing ruin unon
his family. He loves them. Hl wouhl stop
if he could. He cannot. Perhaps he could
three months or a year ago, not now. Just
ask him to stop for a month. He cinnot; he
knows he cannot, so he does not try.
I had a friend who was for fifteen years
going down under this evil habit. He ha1
large means. He had given thousands of
dollars to Bible societies and reformatory
institutions of all sorts. He was very
genial, very generous, and very lovable, and
whenever he talked about this evil habit he
would say, "I can stop any time." But he
kept going on, going on. down, down,
down. His family would say, "I wish you
would stop." "Why." he would reply, "I
can stop any time it I want to." After a
while he ha-l delirium tremens; he had it
twie -: and yet, after that, he said, "I could
stop at any titneif I wanted to." He is dead
now. What killed him? Rum! Rum! And
yet among his last utterances was, "I can
stop at any time." He did not stop it, bew
(ais, he could not stop it. Oh, there is a
point in inebriation beyond which if a man
goes he cannot stop!
One or theos. victims sail to a Christian
man, "Sir. if I were told that I couldn't get
a drink until to-morrow night unless I had
all my fingers cut off, I would say, 'Bring.
the hatchet and cut them off now.'" Ihave
a dear frien-1 in Philadelphia whose nephew
came to him one day, and, when he was ex
horted about hIs evii habit, said, "Unele, I
can't give it up. If there stool a cannon
and it was loaded, and a glass of wine were
set on the mouth of that cannon, and I knew
that you would fire it off as I came up and
took the glass, I would start, for I must
Oh, it is a sad thing for a m-n to wake up
in this life and feel that he is a captive! He
says. "I could have got rid of this at once,
but I can't now. I might have lived an hen-;
orablo life and 'lie-1 a Christiani death; but:
there is no hope for me now; there is no
escape for me-. Dea'l, but not buried. I am'
a walking corpse, I am an apparition of what
I once w.s~. I am a cageli im nortal beating
against the wires of my cage In this direc
tion; beating against the cage until there is
bloo.1 on the wires and blood upon my soul.
yet not able to get out. Destroyetd without
I go on, and say that the disciple of rum
suffers from the loss of health.
The older men in t he congregation may re
member that some years ago Dr. Sewell went
through this country and electrifleli the peo
ple by his lertures, in which he showedI the
effects of alcoholism on the h'iman stomae'i.
He had seven or eight diagrams by which ho
showed the devastation of strong drink upon
the physicai system. There wvere thousands
of people that turnel back from that uler
ous sketch, swearing eternal abstinence fro'n
everything that could intoxicate.
God only knows what the drunkar I suf
fers. Pain fies on every nerve, and travels
every muscle, and gnaws every b~n-. and
burns with every flame, and sti'gs with
every poison, and pulls at him with every
torture. What reptiles crawl over his eroe p
lag limbs! What flen-la stand by his mid
night pillow! What groans tear his ear!
What horrors shIver through his syul! Talk
of the rack, talk of the Irv;uisition, talk of
the funeral pyre. talk oif the crushinr Jug
gernaut-he feels them all at once. Have you
ever been in the wari at th t hospital where
these ihehriatos a'rs iying, the stench of their
wounds driving back the attendants, their
voices sounding through the night? The
keeper comes up and says, "Hush1 now, be
still! Stop making all this noise!' But it
is effectual only for a moment, for as soon,
as the keeper is gone they begmn again.'
"Oh, God! Oh. God! Help! Help! Rum!
Give me rum! ~Help! Take them off me!
Take them off me! Oh, God!" And then they
shriek, and they rave, and they pluck out
their hair by handfuls, and bite their nails
into the quick, and then they groan, and
they shriek, and they blaspheme2 and they
ask the keeper to kill them- 'Stab me!
Smother me' Strangle me! Take the devils
off me!" Oh, It is no fancy sketch! That1
thing Is going on now all up and down the
land, and I tell you further that this Is go
ing to be the death that some of you will
die. I know It. I see It coming.
Again, the inebriate suffers through the
loss of home.
I do not care how much he loves his wife
and children, if his passion for strong drink
has mastered him, he will do the most out
rageous things; and If he could not get
drink in any other way, he would sell his
family Into eternal bondage. How many
homes have been broken up In that way no
one but God knows. Oh, is there anything
that will so destroy a man for this life an I
damn him for the life that Is to come? I h at o
hat strong drink. With all the concentra '
energies of my soul I hate It. Di > n4
tell me that a man can be happy when h.'
knows that he Is breaking hIs wife s heart a:t I
lothing his children with rags. Why. there
are on the roads and streets of this land to
day little children, barefooted, unwvashed.
and unkgmpt-want on evcry patch of their
faded dress and on every wrinkle of their
prematurely old countenances, who would
have been in churches to-day, and as well
clad as you are. bitt for the fact that rum de
stroyed their parents and drove them into
thegrave. 0 rum, thou toe of God, thou
despoiler of homes, thou recruiting officer
of the pit, I hate thee!
But my subject takes a deeper tone, and
that is, that the imnfer':ate of whom I
speak suffers from tIhe loss of the soul..
The Bible intimate.' that in the futura
world, if we are itnforgiven here, our bad
passions and appetites, unrestrained, will go
along with us and mako our torment thero.
So that, I suppose, when an inebriate wakes
up in the last world, he will feel an infinite
thirst clawing on him. Now, down in the
world, although he may have been very
poor, he could beg or he couldl steal fivo
cents with which to get that which would
slke his thirst for a little while: but in eter
nity where is the rum to co.me from?
Oh, the deep; exhausting, exasperating'
everlasting thirst of the drunkard in hell!
Why, if a fiend came up to earth for some in
fernal work in a grog-shop, and should go
bak taking on its wing just one drop of that
for which the inebriate in the lost world
longs, what excitement would It make therel
ut that one drop from off the fiend's wing
on the tip of the tongue of the destroyed ine
briate: let the liquid brightness just touch
It; let the drop be very small, If it only have
In it the sma'k of alcoholic drink; let that
drop just touch the lost inebriate in the
his feet and cry, "That is rum, aha!
That is rum!" And it would wake up the
echoes of the damned-"Give me rum! Give
me rrm! Give me rum!" In the future
world I do not believe that it will be the ah
sence of God that will make the drunkard's
sorrow. I do not believe that it will be the
absence of light. I do not believe that it
will be the absence of holiness. I think it
will be the absence of rum. Oh. "look not
upon the wine when it is red, when it mov
eth itself aright in the cup, for at the last it
biteth like a serpent, and it stingeth like an
It Is about time that we have another wo
man's crusade like that which swept through
Ohio ten or twelve years ago. With prayer
and song the women went into the grog
geries. and whole neighborhoods. towns and
cities were redeemed by their Christian
heroics. Thirty women cleare:l out the rum
traffic from a village of one thousan I inhab
itants. If thirty women. sureharged of thel
Holy Ghost, could renovate a town of a:
thousand, three thousand consecrateti wo
men resolved to give themselves no peace
untif this crime was extirpat--A From this city,
could in six months clear out thre"-fourths of!
the grog-shops of Brooklyn. If there be three
thousand women now in this city who will put
their hands and their hearts to the work. I
will take the contract for driving out all
these moral nuisances from the city-at any
rate, three-fourths of them-in three months.
If, when that host of three thousand con
secrated wvmen is marshaled, there be no
one to leal1 them, then, as a minister of the
Most High God. I will offer to take my
position at the front of the host, anti I will
cry to them, "Como on, ye women of Christ,
with your songs and your prayers! Some
of yo'i take the enemy's right wing and some
the left win~. Forward! The Lord of Hosts
Is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge!
Down with the dram shops!"
But not waiting for those mouths of hell
to close, let me advise the working and the
business classes, and all classes, to stop strong
drink. While I declared some time ago that
there was a point beyond which a man could
not stop, I want to tell you that while a man
cannot stop in his own strength, the Lord
God by His grace can help him to stop at
any time. I was in a room in New York
where there were many men who had been
reclaimed from drunkenness. I heard
their testimony, and for the first time
in my life there flashed out a truth
I never understood. They said, "We
were victims of strong drink. We tried to
give it up, but always failed; but somehow
since we gave our hearts to Christ, He has
taken care of us." I believe that the time
will soon come when the grace of God will
show its power not only to save man's soul,
but his body, and reconstruct, purify, elevate
and redeem it.
I verily believe that, although you feel
grapjling at the roots of your tongues an
almost omnipotent thirst if you will give
your heart to God, He will help you by His
grace to conquer. Try it. It is your last
I have looked off upon the desolation.
Sitting In our religious assemblages there are
a good many people in awful peril: and,
Judging from ordinary cirumstance, there
is not one chance in five thousan-I that they
will get clear of It. There are man in my
congregation from Saba:tth to S-tbbathi of
whom I must matke the remark, that if they
do not Ahange their cours, within ten years
they will as to their bodies, lie down in
drunkards' gravrs: and as to their souls, lie
down in a drunkard's perdition. I know
that is an awful thing to say, Dut I cannot
help saying it.
Oh, beware! You have not yet been cap
tured. Beware! Whethor the beverage be
poured in golden chalice or pewter mug, in
the foam at the top, in white letters, let there
be spelled out to your soul, "Beware!"
When the books of Judgment are open, and
ten million drunkards come up to get their
doom, I want you to bear witness that I,
this morning. in the fear of God and in the
love for your soul. told you, with all affec
tion and with all kindness, to beware of that
which has already exerted its influence upon
your family, blowing out some -of Its lights
a pre~nonition of the blaakness of darkness
Oh, if you could only hear this morning
Intemperance with druukards' bones drum
ming on the heil1 of the liquor-cask the
Dead MIarch of im-nortal s~uls. methinkcs the
ey glance or a wine-cup wolid make you
shudder, and th-3 calor of the liquor woul4
make you thiak of the bloo 1 of the soul,
anthe foa-n on the top of the cup would re
mini you of tho fe:>th on ihe manIac's lip;
an I you would go honi' from this service and
kneel down and pray God that, rather than
your children should become cap
ives of this evil habit, you would like to
carry them out some bright spring day to
the eemetery, and put them away to the last
sleep, until at the call of the south wind the
flowers would come up all over the grave
sweet prophecies of the resurrection! God
has a balm for such a wound; but what
fiower of comfort ever grew on the blasted
heath of a drunkard's sepulchre?
tiritest of AllI Dimonds.
When a diamond is ?.nna weighing
more than a hundlred carats, the news
is usually heralded with much ado. It
is not to be wondered. at, therofore, if
the finding of the "Excelsior" created
cnsiderable excitement. It weighedl
in the rough 971 cants, aud was found
near Jagersfountain;- ii' the Orange
Free State, Africa. When examine I
it was found to be a white stone of tho
first water, but had a small flaw in the
centre. The inspector of the mine, a
Swede name Jorgensen, was the luc ly
nder. The proprietors of the mine,
B~reitmaver and Bernheimer, had the
stone tested and valued by experts,
who ugreed that the value was $5,000,
C000. It is a fact that two oflers of
$3,000,000 and $1,250,000, respective
ly, have been refused by the propri
etors. Upon its transfer to the coast
great precautions were taken for its
protection. A squadron of cavalry es
corted it to the railway station. In
Capetown it was placed aboard the
British gunboat, H. M. S. Antelope,
which brought the precious gem to
London, where it now rests in the fire
and burglar-proof vaults of the Bank
The next largest diamond in the
world is the one owned by the Rajah
of Matan, on the Island of Borneo;
this one weighs 367 carats. Tfhe hand
omest of all the large diamnondls
Inown is, however, the one in the
French collect'on of crown jewels,
known as the "Regent," which weighs
136) carats. Louis XV. paid 600),00')
francs for it, but now it is valued at
How much the "Excelsior" will lose
in cutting can only' e decided by most
eminent experts. As a rule, the larger
diamonds lose fully one-half of their
weight in this operation. Naturally
Ihe cutting, which is done with a view
to having as few large pieces as possi
ble outside of the main gem, must be
carried on with the greatest care. This
business is carried on mainly in Am
sterdam and Antwerp. In Amsterdam
there are at present five large concerns
of diamond cutters, with 872 diamond
mills or cutting wheels, and 3000
bands, besides a large number of less
important concerns. - Philadelphia
Experiments With' Eyesigh*.
Experiments have been ma-le to dry
cide how far spider; can see, and it
has been determine1 that they have a
range of vision of at least a foot. it
is not always possible tc tell, however,
whether the lower animals perceiro
by sight or heariug or by the action
air in motion has on their bodie'.
Experiments tend to show that mies
are sensitive to motions of the air
which to human cars create no sonl
whatever. -New York World.
Tohn Y. McKane. now a convict in Sing
Slug (N. Y.) prison.'has been declared by the
Supreme Court in Brooklyn an embezzler of
bends issued by the Street Improving Comn
- ..sm...rA anVemed.
NEW TORE COTTNV2 FUTURU0.
Cotton steady. Middling uplands 7ya;
middling gulf. 7%. Futures very firm.
ales 121.900 bales..
August....... 19'20 Dece ber .... 7 34@35
September...7 20(21 January......7 40@41
October .....7 2526 February ... .7 45a@0
November...7 29,_31 March. 7 50@51
LiVERPOOL COiTON MAniKET.
Lug. & Sept..3 48@49 Sept. & O.t..3 49&50
Ot. & Nov....3 51 Nov. & Dee..3 52
Dec. & Jan....3 53 Jan. & Feb.. .3 54@-: .
Feb. & March.3 56 Meh. & April.3 57@58
Apr. & May...3 58@59
CHICAGO GEAIN AND PRODUCE.
wEzAT Aug .... 67% Sept........ 67%
ols-- Aug .... 393 Sept........ 39A
ATS- Aug .... 20-Y Sept........ 20'.
Peit- Sept. 970 Jan.........10 4:' -
LAzD- Sept..... 6 15 Oct......... 6 '! .
jas- Sept .... 5 77:f 0.:t......... 5 82,4p
HOME COTT"N MARKETS.
Ral- Char- Cul- Char
eigh. 1(ott,-. tambia. le-ton,
Good middling.......71' 7 7' 6 1-10
Stritmiddling........7% 7.50 7 6 5 -1t
Middling..........7% 7 4 6, 0%
Strict low middling... .6 6- 6' 'X
Lew middling.........6 6% 6% tI
Clea stains...........6 5 .
Deep stains and blues.5.'
SEA ISLAND CoTTON.
Medium fine slightly off color, 17a18; me
dium in* 22a24; flue 24a28; extra fine 30a$5.;
BALTIMORE PRoPUCE MARKET.
FLoUi-Quiet, Western super 2 65@2 85; do
extra 2 90@320; do family3145@S 75; wintes
weat patents 3 85@4 00; spring wheat pa- I
eats 3 85@4 10
WhsAT-Weak. No. 2 red spot and Aug.
W9 @ 69%; September 70K @ 70%.
steamer No. 2 red 65 1-2@65 3-4 South-.
era by sample, 70@71; do on grade 67@70.
Goni-Dull. Mixed spot and August
6%; September 45Y asked; steamer mixed!
-; Southern white 4J@50; do yellow 48X@49 e
Wilmington, N. C.-Rosin firm, strained,
120; good strained, 125; Spirits turpen
tine quiet, machine, 25; irregulars, 24% C
Tar firm at 1.35; critule turpenitine steady, I
hard, 1.20; soft. 1.60; virgin, 2.00. f
New York-11o-in 1lull and easy;strained4
ommon to good L.52! @1.57}K. Turpentine
quiet and easy at 27(@ 27%
Charleston -Tu r 1ntine firm at 24 1-2.
Rosin good straiued firn at firstname.lastname@example.org
COTTON SFEo OIL.-NeW York-Cotton
seed oil, quiet and1 steady; crude 24@25; yel p
low prime 28@2),; du good off grade 27 @
The rice market was quiet at Charleston.
The quotations are: Prime 5 a5!,,; Good :t
4 a 4K; Fair 3!a3-zl; Comunon 2%'a3.
1-P.trrs ANI)vj E-r A LEs.
Lemons. 360''. p#r lox .1.00. ITaisinsloose,
per box 1.75; elustrer. per box 2.00. Mixed
nuts. per liu 10.:. E-yptian onions, per
bnax 2.50. Virginia pauut'ls. hand-picked, per
Pro1nl 50; North Caroliua peanuts. hand
picked. per bushel 1.25. White beans, per
Country Butt#-r-ChoisC. Tennessee 18a25c,
mediumi 12I; to 151.
Cow Peas--65e antl 70e per hushel.
Poultry-Gri-wn fowls, choice 3.'0 to 3.25
per dozen. Chickenw 2.25a2.75 per dozen,
'cording, to size a:d quality. Ducks
Muovy 4a4.50. Geese. young 4.50 per
Eggs-Eggs 9e to 10c per dozon.
Wool-Washed 15e per pounl; unwashed X
Ile. Hides 11' to 12.. Wax 25c to 27c. It
LIE,. CEMEN-r AN) rLAs'TR.
Alabama and Tnnessee lump lime 85c;
Eastern Rock port, Maine. lime 1.25, .ar-lots,
l.10. C-nt-Ro nthal 1.40 to 1 65; ear
lots 1.25. New York plaster Paris 2.00.
Laths 1.50 to 2.00 per M. Portland cement
Bolgium 2.40 to 2.75. Enalili Portland 2.50
to 3.0: Belgium, earlots 2 00; English ear
TIMBER AND LUMBER.
Merchantable 14.00 to 16.00 for -jty sawed;
12.00 to 14.00 for railroad1; square and sound,
9.00 to 13.00 for railroad. S 0'0 t', 11.00 for
raft. Dock timber 4.50 to 0 50, shippmg
.50 to 10.50. Shingles 5.00 to 7.00.
Crude 2.75, delivered at works; hot air
died 3.25, 'tee on board; ground rock 5.00.
Rihmond Tobacco Exchange.
Messrs. Sublett & Cary, tobacco commis
lion merchants, of Richmond, Va., make the
following comments for the week on the
Jlichmond Tobacco Market: Dark Tobaccos
-Fine continental shipping leaf in good de
mand; medium brown leaf in special request;
other grades very dull; we make no change:
in quotations. Brights-All desirable stock ,
In fair demand; low grades quiet. Sun- ~
cured-Unchanged, receipts continue light, -a
and market weak and dull.'
And quote prices as follows:' t
Sun-cured Tobacco-Lugs, $2 to $4; short
leaf, $4 to $6; long leaf, $7 to $9; wrappers, e
Bright Tobaccos-Smokers: Common, $4 t
o $5; medium. $6 to $7; tine, $8 to $10- r
Cutters: Common. $10 to $12; medium, $16 i
to $18; fine $22.50 to $25; fancy, $27.50 to t
$30. Fillers: Couimon. $3.50 to $4; me- :
dium, $4.50 to $.5.50; good, $6 to $8; fine
$10 to $12. Wrappers: Conmon, $12 to
$15; medium. $15 to $20: good, $25 to $30;
fine, $35 to $40; fancy. $45 to $50. Wrap
pers, Mahogany: Common, $12 to 15.00;
nedium. 20.00 to 22.00; good. 25.00 to 32.50;
fine, 35.00 to 40.00: fancy, 45.00 to 50.00.
Dark Tobacco-Lugs, 2.00 to 4.25; short
leaf 4.50 to 6.50; long leaf, 6.00 to 8.60; so
ectons, 12.00 to 15.00
TrainIng a Locomotife.
It may not be generally known that
locomotives inten-led for express
rains require as much trainiing, in
heir way, for fast running as do race
iorses. The Pennsylvaniai Railron 1
joapany buiilds~ its own engines and
hose built for express trains are
now as Cla'ss P. They are very
large and built with slight variationi
ffter the patternt of the big Euiglisht
mngin imported into this couutry
v-rl years ago, and which at thte
imo was a curiosity in it wray. Wh.en
ne of thes' big engines is taken out
i the shops to he placed on the roa I,
nsteadl of putting it to the work it is
ntended for at onice, it is run for tw
> three weeks on somne one of the lo
al branches, so to) speak, for faster
runninT. Uy this means all the boiar
jogs and jouruials connected withi the
-nnningr rear b~ecomec settl to lheir
work ; or, should anything abont the
ew ichi ne not work hiarmion ioudy,
here is ample time to adjust the de
eet. Uually the engine proves tron
lesome on accout of its propensity
oo make fast time, and at almost every
tation the train is found to be~ a lhttle
head of schedulo timet, and mnust' wait
rom ten seconds to a minute. No.
8'. of Class P was rnnning yesterday
mn the Trenton accomnmo lation train,
but will soon be flying over the road
From Broad street station to New York
n return, at the rate, in ia tty
places, of a mile a minute. -Philal1e1
Deposing 1tm gngle.
The claim of the eagle to the title of
king of birds sceems to be slightly
clouded by an incident reported from
Stfford County, Virginia. A gentle
man down there was watching anm un
unally fine ball eagle grandly sailing
around in the air a few days ago when
he oticed a little bee martin riseo in
te air andi make straight for the
ele. He wondered what the mar
ten's object could be, and1 was sir
pred to see it sail in boldly to tear
the feathers out of the big eagle. But
hee was amazed to see the eagle, alter a
fw moments of effort at beating off
the little bird, sail away in lull flight,
making every effort to escape from
the marten. The marten followed up
closely for a while, making a savage
lab at the eagle every few yards, but
was finally left behind through the su
perior retreating 1:owers of the bi'
eagle.-Nw York Sun.
Highest of itnIn Lavng Pire '
A a -gOb3e tert
Oomspeam g . Arthur James
ifour, -wbss manner suggests an
eminaey that his character belies,
ade some remarks in the house that
mged some of the members. Dr.
mr was especially voeiferous in
a luanciation of Mr. Balfonr, and
a forced to apologize therefor by
ospakrm After making the apology
brought down the houso by ad
ug; "At leat the right honorable
MUemsa wl hse to admit that on
x coession he was; somewhat ls
ylike than wsl"-Detroit Free
61sh Way of Gratitud,
ia Bufalo, N. Y., the other day, a
016 whose ife was savedby Alderman
ou Sheehan expressed his grateful
Ms to the Alderman by calling at his
ace of business and offering his res
er one of his baby sons. The Alder
an declined the proffered gift with
anks. The Polo said that wac the
ly way he could fittingly express
is graitude, but the Alderman was
rm, and the grateful man returned
me with his infant son.
They Care the Cause.
tost of the discomfortin life comes from the
,omach. You'll admit that without argu
ient. The proof is in your own stomach.
A great many seemingly different diseases
=e fromi the commen cause-a disordered
omach. Coming from one cause, it is natur
Ithat they sh.ould all be cured by one medi
me. Ripans Tabules not only c.:re the dis
sse-hey cure the cause.
They ar goe for dysep, billousues ,
adsche, constipation dzziness and au
rouh'es of the stomach, liver and bowels.
)ruggists sell them.
Tobacco Tattered and Torn.
Every 4ay w& meet the man with shabby
the, sallow skin and shambling footsteps,
lding out a tobacoo-palsied hand for the
arity quarter. Tobacco destroys manhood
nd the happiness of perfect vitality. No
'o-Bac is guaranteed to cure just such cases,
d it's charity to make them try. Sold
der guarantee to cure by Druggists every
'hre. Book free. A.Sterling Romedy Co.,
ew York City or Chicago.
Tetterine cures the Itch in itA worse form.
r hands have been troubled with Ca:np
h, and where it was proporly applied, has
-t filed 'o ive relief. Bronn & Div.s.
't by mail for 50c. in stamps. J. T. Shun
ne. Savannah. Ga.
'hata Sense of Relief it is to Know
at youhave no corns. Hindercorns removes
em and is comtorting. 15c. at druggists.
San Salvador was declared under martial
iw, a mob filling the streets -shouting:
Death to Gutierrez and Castellanos!"
0AIR SAILING through life for the perso
o keeps in health. With a torpid liver
nd the impure blood that follows it, you
rean easy prey to all sorts of ailments.
hat "used-up " feeling is the first warning
at your liver isn't doing its work.
That is the time to take Dr. Pierce's Gold
1Medical Discovery. As an appetizing,
storative tonic, to repel disease and build
pthe needed flesh and strength, there's
othing to equal it. It rouses every organ
Ito healtful action, purifies and enriches
he blood, braces up the whole system, and
steres health and vigor.
\A - eemqf
sack or objection to
isproved, a thou
women are using
ne of them, who
saves by it. Manu
SThe One C
Sof farming gradually exhausts the I:
high percentage of Potash is uset
0larger bank account can only then 1
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curare -m ror Bogus Gem.s
An accurate scientifie method ha
been discovered for distinguishing
precious gems from fraudulent imita
tions. It is known that scales, how
ever delicately constructed, are not
always reliable. The new method con
sists in floating the stone to be tested
in a very dense liquid. Several liquids
used in the experiments are more
than three and a half times as dense
as water. The liquids are not corro
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Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Fig is the
onl remedy of its keind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach; -prompt in
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effects, prepared only from the most
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to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50
cent bottles by all leading drug
gists. hny reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
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wishes to try it. Po not accept any
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Maxim's new cavalry gun, which
Anclariuae seltnofires 700 shots a minute, weighs but I
man can be bought for $40, whereas a
woman's costs $10 more.
.ost u 3 cenn a bte2ia.oUreYO
and nt a ige cent unloe it does.
5th. DNgu Fever
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question of time
your using Pearline. So it
to us. It seems as if every
woman must see, sooner or
w mujch easier and quicker and
1etrand more economical is
fearle's way than any
other known way of washing.
You can't think of any draw
it that hasn't been met and
sand times over. Millions of
Pearline now. Ask some
uses it rightly, how much she
factred only by Jas. Pyle, N.Y.
md, unless a Fertilizer containing a
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