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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, APRIL 10. IH:T.
Are they in it?
I sbonld smile !
They've teen in it
. All tlie while!
Wht? That beautiful line of Ladies'
Figuers & MeLemore's.
THE NEW WOMAN,
as well as those who
with us longer, will
style and go in these Oxford.
"We have It,"
"You want it,"
"We've pot it,"
"And pell it."
A Straw Hat
with 'a Hand Drummed sweat
band which make a perfect fit
to any shape head, and given a
soft, smooth and comfortable
Here U the Mill you want to grind corn
ami cobs for cows it ml horses. For sale bv
nprlli U HATTKKKIKI.D A I)OIHON.
AfiKM'S W A NIK 1 1
Vor War in Culm, by Honor Quesada, Cul)an
representative lit Washington. Endorsed
hy Cuban patriots. In tremendous demand.
A bonanza for annuls, only 11.50. Big book,
biff commissions. Everybody wants the
only endorsed, reliable book. Outfits free.
Credit Kivi'ii. KieiKlit paid. Drop all trash,
and make f:nn)a month with War in Culm.
Adirrss to-day. Tit k National Hook Con
Ckux, Uenrborn st., Chicago. feb5 Hit
OfHce on finrdrn Street, nxt door to Hrnt
Cumberland I'rexhyteHitn Church.
AFTER twenty years practice In Maury
County, twelve years of the time In
Coluinlila.it is not necessary for me
to say that I will still
VSK MY HEt'l EFFORT
to give my patrons entire satisfaction, as
iny patients of twenty years bko, are my pa
tients to-day. when they need theHttention
of a dentist. Bull will sny, under the gold
standard, that I will Insert gold timings lor
$1.iio, and when the teeth are too far gone to
(111, I will make you anew set for f 12.3). Call
nd see me. Olllce hours from H:.tn a. m.,
until 5 J), in. feb-.tsly
Kggs for sale from choicest breeding at
$!.')' per sitting.
Mas. J. T. Williamson.
UP WITH THEJBOCESSION!
in all kinds of country produce, chick
ens, eggs.lmtter ami nice country hams.
Full line of Family StqtUea.
J. T. L (OCHKAN,
tlovgO Bin) Hethell Block. Went Hi Street.
T. KB. oounox.
O. 1'. RUTI.KPGE
Gordon & Rutledge,
District Agent for tho
Tire Insurance Company.
FA KM DEI'A HTM KNT. Policies writ
ten on the IiistAllnieiit Plan.
Ollice: Masonic Building, Columbia,
Dr: J. D. SMITH,
Office: Branch Block, West Seventh
Street, between Betliell House and M
Ollice hours, 9 a. m to 4 p. m. sep5 ly
M est Seventh Street, Next to Methodist
Church, Columbia, Tews
Ait work and perlect satisfaction guaranteed
W. M. BIDDLE,
Office: Corner High and Eighth Streets
Office hours: 8 to 10-3 to 4.
TITCOMB'S DRUG STORE.
The "Old Rellftb!" la still "on top."
Our motto Is: "Purity, Accuracy and Hon
PrcuriptioBi Filled vtth tare at all hours,
Compound Extract Sarsaparilla
FOR THE BLOOD!
And don't forget that we
Pure Soda Water,
Corner South Main Street and Public
Square, COLUMBIA, tkinin.
J. A. TITCOMB, Prop
LITTLE MISS LIPSCOMB WINS
Iollilii & Kwlnfc'it Beautiful tuck"
Several weeks ago, as our readers
have perhaps noticed, Dobbins &
Ewing offered a beautiful though
small "Buck's" stove to the little
girl who would bring them at noon
on the 15th day of April, the great
est number of the buck's head, cut
from their advertisement from either
the Herald, the Democrat or Our
Public School. A great many little
girls fixed their eyes on the pretty
little stove and coveted it, and start
ed out to work and win it, and every
week, with scissors in hand they
would canvass the town, house by
house, asking permission to clip the
Hut some started earlier than oth
ers and worked harder and forged
a head, so that a day or two before the
final day it began to be generally un
derstood that the real race was be
tween little Miss Frankie Lander
Lipscomb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
T. E. Lipscomb, Miss Dora Gross,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Gross, Miss Maud Haley, daughter
of Mrs. John Haley, and Miss Mary
Tiller, daughter, of Mr. B. T. Tiller.
Then the friends of these four little
Misses went to work in earnest to
null for them, and the fight went
bravely on until yesterday morning,
when combinations began to work.
It was learned that a little Miss on
West Sixth street, for the considera
lion of a doll had capitulated in fa
vor of Miss Gross, and that another
wee tot for a like consideration had
done likewise, these two transfer
ring some 400 or more votes.
This put Miss Gross in the lead,
and to get even Miss Tiller made
overtures and captured Miss Haley's
strength; but Miss Gross' friends
were scouring the town, picking
up little fish here and there,
until it was thought she still had a
safe lead. In the meantime the
country districts were beginning to
be heard from, and Miss Lipscomb's
strength grew fast and faster. The
show down was to be made at 12
o'clock. Just before that hour,
Miss Tiller, realizing that she could
not win, "capitulated" with Miss
Lipscomb, and it was all over then
except the counting. The final
count stood as follows:
rankle Lander Llnseonib. Colunhla 27X1
Dora Ciross, Columbia 1471
Mary Jones, Isoni S3
.use Harlan, Howard is
irginia W ebb, Columbia 40
The Herald extends its sym
pathies to those who failed, and its
congratulations to the beautiful lit
Having bought the City Restau
rant at the A. D. Frierson old stand.
I invite my friends and the general
public to call and give me a share of
their patronage and will promise at
li times lirst class meals and prompt
Mr. H. Cliff Scott is still with the
City Restaurant and will be glad to
see his many friends. Respt.
J. Ben Lipscomb,
West Side Public Square. It
After an absence of a few weeks
we again wl?li to detail the news of
our little neighborhood to the dear
old Herald and its many readers.
Mr. J. C. McGaw, after several
months of sickness is greatly im
proved; we hope to see him out real
Pupils of the McDowell school are
busy practicing for their annual en
tertainment, which takes place in
May. They were glad to see Miss
Willie Emerson back Monday, after
an absence of two weeks.
Little Buford Watson, who has
been seriously ill with pneumonia,
is better at present.
Uaptain Reese, who recently mov
ed into our vicinity, is quite sick
with dropsy ; we hope he will soon
Miss Mamie McGaw, after a two
month's visit to Bowling Green, Ky.,
iias retui ueu huiuh, mucii to lie ue-
light of her many friends.
A GREAT HELP
to the preparation of a good meal
is pure food. Our groceries have
always been noted for their gen
eral excellence. We have just
received a fresh supply of our
famous Blend of Roasted Coffee,
Flavoring Extracts, Green and
Black Teas, Royal Salid Dress
ing, Plymoth Rock Phosphated
Gelatine. We are now receiving
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables;
Strawberries fresh and nice to
UNCALLED FOR LETTERS.
The following is the list of letter re
maining in tne poeit-oince, lor tne wees
ending April lo, ihot.
Alexander, Laney Jones, Rev T J
Bruuer, u u
Brandon, W J
Patterson. Joseph 2
Raney, John F
C Onn ft
Ferris, Mrs Charles Solomon, Sue L
OordonVirgi Thompson, H S
Harrison, Martha Younit, Abbie
Subscribe for the Herald.
why conservative, careful buy
ers, and people who do not want
to be painting their houses eve
ry year or two, insist on having
their painters use HAMMAR
PAINTS. We base all our
claims on facts. We can show you
houses in all parts of Columbia that
were painted 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and up to
13 years ago, with Haintnar Paint,
and they compare favorably with
any painted th same length of time
with any paint. If our paint had
never been heard of until last year,
we would not be so sure about what it
would do. We only handle the best
Linseed Oil. Hammar Paint, readv
I for the brush, costs this year only
fl.Oo per gallon, and we feel safe in
saying it finishes with a better gloss
and lasts longer than most ready
mixed paints that cost $1.50 per gal
lon, and will cover as much surface,
gallon for gallon, as any paint made,
We have a full line of Berry Bros.
Varnishes. They are the best and
cost you less if you get them of us
than others cost you elsewhere.
If you prefer to use White Lead, call
and see us ; we have it and will sell you
any brand of lead you want.
jfoirrver, our business is drugs, and
all who have eyer traded with us know
that we handle the best the market af
fords and sell them at bottom prices.
Prescriptions are our specialty. A
competent registered prescriptionlst
always in charge.
GEORGE S. ALCORN.
OVER THE COUNTY
Cabinet photos,T1.50 doz.at Young's.
Mr. Jas. Pope removed from An
drews to Spring Hill last Friday.
Esq. R. 8. Elam, of the first
district, ha9 been quite sick for some
Rev. R. J. Craig, of Spring Hill, is
assisting in a protracted meeting at
The Hopewell Dramatic Club will
B resent "Single Life" at Campbell's
Mr. Charley Dooley moved from
Andrews to the Irvine farm, near
Mr. Felix Rowell and family, who
are now in Texas, are expected to
return to Maury in May.
We are still giving 8 pounds fine
green coffee for $1. Everthingelse in
proportion. Tucker Bros., South
Main street. It
Richland Presbytery is in session
at Pleasant Mount, this county, this
week. It will remain in session
This has been another week of
disappointment to the farmer; but
"all's well that ends well," and may
be the short crop will command bet
Mrs. George Parks, of the Lasea
neighborhood, sold 115 dozen of eggs
from her own flock of chickens dur
ing the month of March. She also
set 12 dozen, besides those used by
A tenant house on the farm of Mr.
Tom Galloway, near Hurricane,
occupied by Mr. Venerable, was
burned Sunday n!ghtabout9o'clock.
The contents were nearly all saved.
While Messrs. Wash Little ana
Willie Hardison of the Andrews
neighborhood, were trying to break
a fine young Ally, one day lastweek,
she reared up, and fell backward,
struck her head on a rock and died
in a few minutes.
We are glad to learn that the
clouds of sorrow and sickness are
drifting away from the home of our
friend and highly appreciated cor
respondent "Rippling Waves," and
we hope that the sunshine or health
may come and remain with her
household, to revive their hopes and
cheer their spirits.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Nichols, of
Carter's Creek, left Monday morn
ing for Livingston, Ala. Mr. Mch-
ols will return in a few days, but
Mrs. Nichols will remain for some
weeks, hoping to fully regain her
health. We are glad to report that
she is already somewhat improved,
and we hone to be able to state soon
that she has entirely recovered.
Warwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains.
Mr. John M. Gray, Jr., and Miss
Reba Franklin Wilson will be mar
ried at Christ Church, in Nashville,
next Wednesday evening, April 21,
at 7 o'clock. Mr. Will Ridley, Jr.,
will be one of the groomsmen.
Accident at the rump Factory
Ernest Wood, an employe at
Pump Factory, while at work Wed
nesday, received quite a painful al
though not serious injury. He and
another workman were removing a
piece of machinery for some pur
pose, when he slipped and fell, the
machinery striking him on the right
leg, cutting a deep gash ana break
ing off a piece of the bone.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Ab Adklsson et al., to Fleming & Rea,
lot in Columbia, $2.V.
C. A. Warfteld to Amy W. Alexander,
land in th dist., girt.
T. C. Trousdale to A. B. Moore, inter
est in land in 7th district, $38.
W. A. Ballev to Jas. M. Bailey, 128
acres in 9th dist, $3,000.
Figuers t Padgett to Lillie Ashton,
lot in Columbia, $175.
S. T. Sewell to E. F.. Allsup, Interest
inland in 3rd dist., $300.
J. F. Spencer to School Directors 11th
dist, lot in 11th dist., $35.
St. Ledger White to H. O. Fulton, lot
in Columbia, exchange.
M. S. Curry to D. D. Goodman, inter
est in land in loth dist., $400.
S. H. Davis to w. . Kittrell, 4 acres
in disU $ .
OUR (OHHEsroN DENTS.
(Continued from Seventh Pago.)
ing to do but fall asleep in Jesus. The
funeral services were preached at
(iosheli by his pastor, Be v. X. 11. S.
Owens, after which he was laid to rest
in the cemetery at that place to await
the resurrection morning. We extend
our heartfelt sympathy to the family
and relatives. Dear children, you can
not call your father back, but you can
live to nieet him atrain in tho future,
(io to God in your bereavement, remem
bering that earth has no sorrow heaven
Servant of (Jod, well done;
Rest from thy loved employ,
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy.
Soldier of Christ, well done;
Praise be thy new employ,
And while eternal ages roll,
Rest in thy Savior's joy.
The third quarterly meeting of the
Santa Ke circuit for this conference
year was held at Alexander yesterday
and to-day. Rev. T. L. Moody.l'residing
Elder, was present, and preached three
able sermons. Three of the live church
es were well represented, and a good
amount of quarterage reported.
The Epworth League will have an
Easter service at Alexander on next
Sunday, beginning at 10 o'clock, a. in.
Sunday-school and prayer-meeting be
ginning at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at
the same place. All are invited to come
Rev. Allen Fitzgerald preaches to
night at Mission Chapel.
Miss Beulah Bratton has returned
home after a pleasant visit at Shady
Mr. and Mrs. David Booker, of Frank
lin, have moved into our midst. We
extend to them a cordial welcome.
Miss Daisy Pigg, who has been sick
for some time, was able to be at church
Mrs. J. L. Williams is still in Colum
bia, attending the bedside of her
nephew, Mr. Jake Harlan, who, we
learn, is quite sick. Orkstha.
Spbixo Hill, April 13. The remains
of Mr. Julian Foster, who died of pneu
monia last Saturday, near this place,
were interred at Franklin cemetery;
services by Revs. R. J. Craig, of this
place, and Mr. Gray, of Thompson Sta
tion. Mr. C. C. Frost and Mrs. Virginia
Craig have returned from Clarksville;
Miss Fannie and Carol Miller came
The many friends of Mrs. John F.
Hughes (nee Miss Lizzie Dixon), of
Clifton, will regret to learn of her criti
cal illness. She resided at this place
for some time. We who knew her
could but love her, and should it be our
Father's will, may she be spared to her
husband and two little ones.
Measles are quite prevalent in this
At the ripe asje of eighty-six years
Mrs. Elizabeth 'Wade passed to her re
ward on Saturday morning, April 10.
With an unusual amount of christian
fortitude and patience she bore her af
fliction, which was for many years pre
vious to her death. But weep not,
grieved relatives and sympathizing
friends, for the spirit of such a pure and
noble life has gone to await us in glory.
The dark cloud of sorrow is silver
lined with tho sweet hope of knowing
and meeting each other in the blessed
heavenly home. For years she wor
shipped with this church, the Presby
terian, but of recent years her allliction
prevented tier from attending public
woiship, and her pastors and relatives
Joined her in communion services at
her home. Funeral services were held
at the residence by Rev. T. A. Hardin,
of the Presbyterian church, assisted by
Kev. K. J. cran;: interment at the fami
ly burying ground Sunday at 11 o'clock.
Cant. F. T. Wade, Ed and Tom B.
Wade, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sutupter of
VVales, Mesdames Bur res and Annie
Wade of Xashville, Miss Lafayette
Wilkes of Culleoka, Mrs. Orlena Jones,
Dr. and Mrs. tioruon of franklin, Mr.
Thomas Pointer of Brentwood, Mr.
Win. Jones, and Mrs. Canon and daugh
ters of Franklin, attended the funeral.
Pakk's Station, April 14. Bro. Win.
Spivey tilled his usual appointment at
I'huadeiphia tins morning, preaching
an excellent sermon on the subject of
on account or so mucn rain our farm
ers are progressing very slowly with
hooping cough is very prevalent in
Miss Ada Davidson has returned home
after a two week's stay with her uncle,
Mr. li. Mooney, or tne Hurricane neigh
borhood. Last Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the residence of the bride's father, Mr.
Rooks, and in the presence of a tew
relatives and friends, Kan. James White
said the ceremony which bound togeth
er the lives of Mr. Thomas Cheek and
Miss Martha Brooks. The bride is one
of our most excellent young ladies. The
groom is one of Columbia's much re
spected gentlemen, and deserves to be
congratulated for his wise selection.
May the vows taken by this young
couple be silken cords of love, pliant
and soft, and strong as steel.
Miss Sula White, we are sorry to
state, is slightly paralyzed on one side
of her face.
For the benefit of "liypsy Blair" we
will sav that it has been about three
years since we attempted our lirst com
munication to the HKRAi.n.
Mr. Elijali Fair, a very aged citizen
near here, is not expected to live many
days. Herecenily received 408 back
pension money, which he had been
needing quite awhile, but now it has
come too late to do him much good.
Hoping that the Hkkalo will con
tinue to prosper and scatter its bright
news abroad, we will desist.
Brittos, April 12. On the 10th of
April, at early morning, the dark robed
Angel of Death spread its mantle over
the home of Mrs. Elizabeth L. Wade,
wafting her spirit to that realm of blisg
which remains for all who die in the
Lord. Deceased had been confined to
her room for several years with
paralysis, ami to be released from her
earthly suffering and be present with
them in that land of eternal happiness,
was to her a consoling thought. She
was a devoted member of the Presby
terian Church, and just before her death,
summoned all her family to participate
with her in the Lord's Supper. She
was in her With year, and had been a
widow for 40 years. Of the eleven chil
dren, six survive her Messrs. John,
Clem, Tom. B., Judge Wade, and Mes
dames Bond and Gordon. To the
bereaved ones we tender our deepest
sympathy. Funeral services were con
ducted at her home by Rev's. T. A. liar
din and R J. Craig. Interment in
We extend ' our' sympathy to the
ailiiot?d of the community, viz: Mrs.
Vanhook, Mr. Fred Hampton and
Henry Coleman, and hope they may
Mr. Joe Short, a young man who
came to this vicinity two years ago, we
you can get what you want
at the right prices.
We offer a special lot of Ladies'
Shirt Waists, worth 75c, for 49c.
Ladies' Waists, worth 50c, for 39c
We have the largest line of Ladies'
Waists in the city from 39c to 99c
each. It will pay you to see this
line before buying.
New line of Belts, all the new things
and our prices are f'igrU, from 5c
to 49c each.
Our line of Laces and Ribbons is
complete. Laces from lc a yard
up. Ribbons from lc a yard up.
at less than half price the entire line
of the J. S. Rushton stock of Milli
nery, consisting of Ladies' Shapes,
Hat Frames, Straw Braids, Flowers.
Ladies' Sailors, 10c each. Chil
dren's Caps and Hoods.
Large variety Silk and Mull, 8c to
Ladies' white summer Vests, while
they last, 5c each.
Better quality, 8c, 10c to 24c.
Just in: 25 dozen large hoes and
rakes at 19c, 20c to 29c each.
Big line of Granate ware, 2 quart tea
and coffee pots, 15c and 20c.
Stew Pans, 10c and up.
Milk Pans, 10c and up.
Dish Pans, 49c.
Paint and Varnish Brushes, all
White-wash Brushes, 8 to 49c.
We make the prices, others try to
Give us a call. 1
are sorry to learn has returned to Mich
igan, his former home. Joe says he
likes Tennessee customs, but likes
Michigan's climate best. He carries
with him the best wishes of a host of
friends for his success.
Mrs. Turner, of Franklin, was with
her daughter, Mrs. Jno. Ryan, several
days of last week. Mrs. T. speaks of
moving to the "City or itocus" soon.
Mr. Charley Knapton is all smiles
over the arrival of a young lady visitor.
A young gentleman is also reigning
king at Mr. R. W. Glenn's.
Miss Lou Williams is visiting the
family of Mr. Jno. Wade at present.
Dodson's Acapkmy, April 13. Bro.
Gnpton failed to preach for us last Sun
Mr. wm. Donson, or tnis place, ana
Miss Sallie Follis, of Pulaski, were
united in marriage at the home of the
bride's brother, near Pulaski, last Mon
day night, and returned to this place on
Tuesday last. Mr. lioason is a farmer
and highly respected, and won for his
wife one of Pulaski's attractive ladies.
Several from here attended services
at West Point last Sunday. There will
be Easter services there next Sunday;
Thanks to ".ula" for the welcome.
Mr. J. C. Dodson is quite indisposed
The exercise at our school was quite
Interesting last Friday. Will be public
day again in two weeks. Will try to
have it still more interesting next time.
Our Cottage Prayer-meeting is grow
ing in interest among the young people.
Will be held at Miss Callie Brown's
next Wednesday night.
We are glad to learn that the pro
tracted meeting at Theta is getting
along nicely. Clarkisha.
Bow the Burned Out Filament May lie
Replaced and Kenewed.
It has been generally supposed to be a
fruitless task to attempt tho renewal of
a burnt out incandescent electric lamp,
although there appears to be some eco
iaomic fallacy involved iu the destruc
tion of what is except in one small if
important particular a perfect piece of
apparatus. It is not intended, as a rule,
to give in this column descriptions of
American devices or achievements
drawn from foreign publications. This
STibject has, however, been token np by
the English journal, Industries and
Iron, and, although it states that an
American process for renewing these
lamps after the filament has been bro
ken has been developed, it does not give
the name of inventors nor state that the
process has come into anything like gen
eral application. Its description of th
operation is therefore given for what it
It states that a commercial success
has been made of a process for renewing
burned out lamps which renders possible
the use of the old bulb at a very slight
expense. By the new method the collar,
or bare end, of the lamp ii not disturb
ed, the old filament being removed and
the new one placed through a small hole
in the lamp bulb made by removing the
tip. The small hole is subsequently clos
ed exactly in the same manner as in the
case of th.e new lams, faring nothing
COLUMBU MARKET REPORT.
Corrected weekly by E. W. Gamble
Grocery Company and R. Holding.
Cotton '. tj(rf tfi4
Sorghum, from wagon ... lh
Butter I0ij 15
Wool 4 10
Ginsenn 2 00(2 25
Hens 15 20
Spring Chickens 712
Clear sides fHfl 5J
Hams fi;-a 2
Crimson Clover 8 00
Rlu Grass 2 on
Orchard Grass. . 2 00
Timoth 2 00
Red Top 75
Grain uul H.
Wheat M)( 05
Corn 25j 3i)
Oats .. 20(4 35
Hay Clovr, from wagon.... 30(3 35
Timoth , from wagon 50 t5
Lard, from wagon 6
Flour, per bbi 4 755 25
Sutrar, ifranuUted r (ji
Corlee .... 15(4 25
Meal, from mill 36 40
RAILROAD TIME TAHLE.
LouIkviU and anhvllle Division.
2 leaves 5:35 p. m.
4 leaves 6:-" a. in,
8 (Accommodation) leaves... 5:55 p. m,
6 " " leaves... 6:80 a. m.
8 (fast line) leaves 10:82 a. m.
l(faHtline) leaves 12:45 a. m
7 (Gallatin anil Decatur Ac
commodation) leaves... 9:20 a. m
5 (Pulaski Acco'n) leaves.... tt:00 p. m
NtKhvllle and Florence IMvUlon.
No. 21 Accommodation, leaves. ..10:30 a. m
No. 22 Florence Accommodation,
betw'n Tuseuinbia and Co
lumbia, arrives 5:50 p. m
Nanhvflle. Chattanooga A Sit. I, mil Rail,
road Duck Itlver Valley Dlvixion.
No. 1 leaves fl:o a. m.
No. 2 leaves :30 p. m,
No, 1 arrives -00 p. m.
No. 2 arrives 8:20 a. m.
Close connection lc made with through
trains on the Louisville and Nashville and
Great Southern Railroad
C7ll. A. GERDING&CO
Union Street, - - NASHVILLE TENN.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
ICE CREAM, CAKES, CANDIES,
Partie and Weddings supplied on
When in Nashville call and get a good
lunch for 20 cents.
to indicate iu the finished, repaired
lamp that it had ever been opened.
It is stated that some 400, 000 lamps
have been repaired by this method, the
filament being inserted through the
small hole referred to by a skillf al twist
of the hand and secured in position by a
special carbon paste. The black deposit
on the inside of the bulb is removed by
fitting the lamp to the holder and re
moving it in a gas furnace, while iui
mediattly following this operation a
small glass tube is fused to the opening
made in the bulb, through which the
lamp is exhausted. When this has been
doue and the last trace of air and gas
absorbed, a blowpipe flame is directed
upon the throat cf the tube, which is
melted into the point exactly in every
respect a counterpart of the original
lamp. Providence Journal
FOOD IN THE ARCTIC.
Bird Have No Difficulty Finding It In the
The number of birds that go to the
arctic regions to breed is "vast beyond
conception." They go not by thousands,
but by millions, to rear their young on
the tundra. The cause which attracts
them is because nowhere in tho world
does nature provide at tho same timo
and in the same place "such a lavish
prodigality of food. " That the barren
swamp of tho tundra should yield a food
supply so great as to tempt birds to
make journeys of thousands of miles to
rear their young in a laud of plenty,
only to be found beyond the arctio cir
cle, seems incredible. The vegetation
consists of cranberry, cloudberry and
crowberry bushes. Forced by the per
petual sunshine of the arctio summer
these bear enormous crops of fruit. But
the crop is not ripe until tho middle and
end of the arctic summer, and if the
fruit eating birds had to wait until it
was ripe they would starve, for they
arrive on the very day of the melting of
the snow. But each year the snow de
scends on its immense crop of ripe fruit
before the birds have time to gather it.
It is then preserved beneath the snow,
perfectly fresh and pure, and the melt
ing of the snow discloses the bushes
with the nnconsumed last year's crop
hanging on them or lying, ready to be
eaten, on the ground. The frozen meal
stretches across the breadth of Asia, It
never decays and is accessible the mo
ment the suow melts. Ages have taught
the birds that they have only to fly fj
the arctic circle to find such a store of
"crystallized foods" as will last theni
till the bushes are once more forced into
bearing by the perpetual sunlight. The
some heat which frees the fruit brings
into being the most prolific insect life
in the world The mosquito swarms on
tho tundra. No European can live there
without a veil after the snow melts. The
gun barrels are black with them, and
the cloud often obscures the sight Thus
the insect eating birds have only to open
their months to fill them with mosqui
toes, and the presence of swarms of ten
der warblers, of cliff chaffs, pipits and
wagtails in this arctio region is ac
counted for. New York Evangelist.