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The rlnscn Light Curc.
! United States Conslll Frazier at
\ Copenhagen , Denmark , reports that In
the Finson Medical Light Instllute ,
t now a state sanitarium , 1,367 cases
had IlCen treated up to May , lD03 , by
r the Plnsen rays or these most were
, lupus vulgaris , and in about 1,000
cases the best results had been aUaln.
. ed , so that "in most cases one may
count definitely upon a cure , " to use
the official language. The doctors at
the Infllltuto are extremely conservative -
tlve and never promise to effect a
, cure ; hut the records show that in a
, majority of the cases where sufferers
have been encouraged hy being admitted .
mitted flfJ patients cures have been
offected. In time one case of the
American patients where the physi-
clans have not yet determined whether .
or they can give relief It appears the
. , . . patient Is suffering from a rather
- : . deep sented cancer , but the Finsell
rays cIa not cure any but the most
Protects From Gasca.
One of the greatest dangers with
which the coal miner has to contend
Is the generation of deadly gas in
the challllJOr in which ho is at work
. lIB ] lantern 12 co made cn to guard
against ! an explosIon of this gas and
even to Indicate its proportion in the
atmosphere , hut the miller himself
does not take the same : precaution
to prevent ) inhalation of the gas , relying -
lying ; on his ability to run out of dan-
! gel' Often ho Is overcome in his
flight and then the ! companions who
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f have escaped return to search for
t . him und carry him to safety before it
is too late to resuscitate him This
Ii I work is hampered by the presence of
the deadly gas in the mine and often
1 I a man's fellows not only fall in his
. rescue , but lose their own lives.
There has recently been introduced
I I an apparatus which makes it possible
= ' for a man to go safely ! through n mine
- " charged with deadly gas and come out :
\ I without feeling any effects of the
r fumes As here pictured it consists
" of an airtight hood to fit over the
wearer's head and shoulders , with a
compressed air chamber und automatic -
, . matic feeding arrangement attached to
the hood. The air for breathing is (118- .
i charged gradually Into the hood to re
j place the air which has been breathed
Time wearer of this apparatus can
spend several hours , if necessary , in
the presence of gas which would lelll
a man In a few minutes were it rev
hr.lied to enter his lungs . The m
"enllon may also bo utilized to enter
6moke-filled rooms , affording protection -
tion to both the lungs and the eyes .
lY10re or Less.
lliggs-Puffldns regnras himself as
the ono man in n thousand.
DlggB-Is that nIl ? I thought ho roe
+ carded hmsclf ! : 111 the other 009
FLOOR PLAN OF BARN.
Roomy and Comfortable and Can 80
J. J. F-PleaRo publish n floor plan
of a barn :10 : by GO feet , containing
till 00 single horse stalls , one box stall ,
feed room , 10 hy 12 feet , and stalls for
about 20 head of cattle. 2. A stone
cellar with 2.foot walls uimits frost.
HoW would it answer to stud it up Inside .
Ride and hue It with matched lum
Ans.-Tho nccompnn'ing plan }
should stilt J. J. F. The upper floor
would have n I6 , foot mow over time
horre stable , n 12-foot drive floor and
a 22.foot mow over the cattle. The
basement contains a single horse
stalls , and box stalls , 1-1 single cattle
stalls , and feed rooms. The writer
built just sucll n barn 36 lJy 48 feet
in 1897 , the carpenter work of whIch
2-1 there 'yere a four.lnch brick
wall built on the inside of the cellar
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Floor Plan of Stock Barn 30 by 50 Feet
with a three or four-Inch hollow space
between the stone and brIck , it would
make the cellar very much warmer ,
and woulll ho far better than one
lined up with lumbCl' If the top were
celled over with matched lumber and
covered with sawdust It would keep
the cellar from freezing from the top.
Time only drawback to putting in n
wood ceiling Is that it decays very
qulcldy The writer has arched a good
ninny outside cellars with n fom.inch
row of brick giving the arch a two-
inch rise to every foot in width ,
three.quarter-inch rods were placed
through the cellar at the spring of
the arch six feet apart to leeep it from
spreading 1'his was covered with
earth or sawdust : the brick never rots
and makes a clean pure cellar.
Manure for Potatoes
W. D.-i. What is the best manure
to force potatoes ! 2. Will now land
not yet broken produce good potatoes ?
3. Would lime help to warm the soil ?
Is there any fertility in it ?
'Vell rotted yard : nianuro with nn
admixture of poultry manure is considered .
sldored the best fertilizer for polo.-
toes. An application of ashes is also
good. 2. New laud is well adapted to
the growIng of potatoes A common
method of preparing new ground is
to plow it , harrow It down well and
plant the potatoes wIth a hoe 3. If
the land Is heavy and cold and application -
cation of lime would warm and mel-
low it. Limo Is not a fortllIzer. It is
necessary for land to contain a good
stock of plant food before limo can be
of any benefit ; its function is to liberate -
ate and turn over to the young plants
that plant food contained in the manure -
nure or fertflzer It is used also for
correction of acidity in the soil Beyond -
yond these mechanical functions lime
is not considered a fertilizer in a
strict sense of the word. _
It is estimated that during the last
five years telephones have been put I
into nearly half million rural homes I
GAVEL A BEAUTIFUL ONE.
Work of Art Use In Opening st.
The gavel 1 used by D. R. Francis in
giving formal notice to the nations
that the exposition was opened was
worthy of the occnslon Its material
was made from an aged oak tree hat
for more than 11 century towered on
the summit of Ant hill , a' conspicuous -
ous landmark l to aborigines , whose
graves it i sheltered until they ; were
unearthed to make room for the
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crowning feature of the exposition
It Is 1beIllshod with the Amori-
can eagle in i sliver , with pinions
spread. A map of the two hemispheres -
spheres encircles the head , handsomely -
Iy Inlaid and 1 engraved , significant of
the united efforts of the old and new
worlds in the latest achievement in
expositions Inlaid in the handle are
the shields of the United States and
the fiour do lis of France ; , the parties
to the Louisiana purchase. Six heavy
silver rings encircle the head of the
gavel , and the tip of the handle is
finished with an acorn from the oak
tree out of which the gavel was
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Figure of a king , in relief , recently
found in _ J\mran-Ibn.AlI : , Babylcn
Black Cats' Island J.
There is an island in Puget Sound ,
not more than half a mHo across ,
which is so thickly populated with
cats that they may bo seen cover-
Ing the rocks on a sunny day , from
the riggings of passing "essels.
The cats number many thousands ,
and the strangest thing is that they
are all hlack. Every evening a boat
load of fishermen land on the island
and lay out n seine a quarter of a mile
long. They pull it in with never less
than a ton of fish , but next morning
these fish are gone. The cats devour
These cats have been placed here
by men who are supplying the mar
lwt with women's muffs. Once n year
there is n great roundup , and several
thousand pussies loa their ltyea
REVIVE AN OLD FASHION.
London Women Have Taken to the , ' , '
Wearing of Monoclcs. 7
The eighteenth century beau was ! ' . .
accustomed to view life through e .1 :
monocle mounted on n long handle 01 _ ' , 4 ,
gold or pinchlJecl\ : :
The handle terminated in a ring by
which the bauble was affectedly dan
gled on the end or the lit
tie finger when not in use.
This quaint fashion is being , : . I
revived by the fair lady of today , and '
to meet it London jewelers have dc' ,
signed some very ' .
glass lorgnettes ,
with long handles
of gold , enamel ,
tortoiseshell , or
scroll work in dia-
One specimen ,
carried out entirely .
ly in brilliants ,
represents a slender - '
er quiver full of
arrows , and on the .
heal 1 of the ' ' . . f
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rows rests the . ' : ; .
glass. A Louis 4l " ; : .h . . .
Seize design of the : .
finest workman- . : .
ship in dark royal J- ; '
. hue enamel is 4
studded with diamonds -
mends and has
wreaths of the : !
tiniest leaves in gold surrounding it. ' 9
'rho ] handles of these lorgnettes are
about four inches long and terminate
in a small ring composed of little diamonds - ' ' '
mends or enamel , and through this
the chain by which they are worn
around the neck is hung. An ordi-
nary muff chain strung at intervals
with It precious stone is frequently
worn , but the correct thing Is a
narrow ribbon , with hero and there Q
diminutive clasp in lJril iants.
Awake for Twenty.flve Yea"ra. .
There Is n man in , London who has . .
not slept a wink for a quarter of a , - '
century , and during that time has bej. ' , , ' "
come completely weaned from the de- ' . . . .
siro. When about forty-five years old . . . .
this patient had an attack of malaria . . . . . ; .
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ria chills and took a dose of titty-two " " : "
grains of luinine. Since that : day be , : ; .
has never slept for the quinine pro . , : ; \ , .
duced such a singing in his ears that : ' . ; t ' : . ,
sleep has been out of the question. , ; : , ' , '
The noise changes in character from ; ' " ' . . " , .
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day to day Sometimes it is like the . ' . ; ; ; . . . : ,
roar of a cataract , again It is like the ' : . . : : " : '
sound of sawing and nt another time . - ' , .
it resembles the hissing of steam from \ ,
the exhaust of an onglno Doctors . ,
have made futile efforts to aid him- : J
New York Herald. '
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The accompanying diagram from the .i'I 'I
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little oxplanation. It shows the yield ' '
of the different varieties of fish.
Hunt for Burled Cash.
A quiet hunt is being made by mem-
hers of a family who reside on a farm
011 the Alfred road , in Biddeford , Me. ,
for $300 in silver and bills which the
father of the family buried somewhere -
where i11 the ground about the farm i
whllo in i1 state of Insanity. , . ,