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YTATEKBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1897.
KILL THE POTATO BUGS! The P. D. Q. Powder sJHS? tation, kills Potato, Squash, Cucumber and other bugs. Is made to stick to the vines. Does not injure foliage. Better than 1 ans green. Also with KED LAi-ELS, for Animals, Poultry and Household use, wl i eh 13 not sticky. Neither kind is poisonous or dangerouse. I aridy to uso Always ready. Everybody will sell you a 1-lb box for iuc, or 6-lb box for $1. Take a tag to disinfect the vault iu your summer cottage. WORCESTER COMPOUND CO, Worcester, Mass WORTH KNOWING. NATURE'S SOAP BUBBLES. A SLAVE TO DUTY. Beautiful Jlaloons Which Surpass Any the Cliiltlreu Cau Make. About half a mile above Franklin, Pa., on the Erie road, is to be seen one of the most curious sights in the country,- whieh -is thus described by a wrRer in the Pittsburg Post: -Approaching a small, sluggish stream, we were surprised to see rising from the surface- of the water a number of bub bles, which glistened in the sun like glass. It was a beautiful sight. The irdescent spheres revolving swiftly af ter the manner of soap bubbles, floated rapidly upward, some breaking at a height : of ten or twenty feet, others soaring away above the tree tops and out o sight, resembling, more than anything else, gorgeous toy balloons. These bubbles were all sizes, from an Inch in diameter to more than a foot. They were apparently much stronger, and a,-' great deal more brilliant than ordinary soap bubbles. A gas line and ai oil line had passed under the run at this poiift, within a few inches of each other, and in each pipe was a small leak. The digging and refilling of the trenches had made a dam which held a few barrels of stag nant water. There was some alkali in the muddy bottom, which, in com bination with the oil, formed sapanule, a kind of .soap. . This, while not being a perfect soap, was sufficiently sapo naceous and cohesive to make beau tiful bubbles when churned by the es caping gas. The fact that the bubbles were full of eas caused them to as cend more swiftly, and the presence of the oil made them more brilliant, many colored and unusually beautiful. The bubbles are rising constantly and can be seen by any one who desires to take a walk out to where they are. The strength of these bubbles may be im agined from the fact that small twigs, leaves, etc., had been floating on the surface of the water and were carried UB-'in the large bubbies."- . . Drop a Tsickel and Stop. la an essay to reduce the regular local output of profanity the Non swearing Knights are preparing to es tablish divisions in Chicago. The work of organizing is in charge of R. C. Wynn. The candidate for unprofane knighthood is required only to promise to try to abstain from swearing. It is not even insisted r-that he will try to swear to 'this pledge. There are no penalties for violating the vow, and the society has no objects other than the- Btiautiofi -of the. use , of ultra strong ajectives. "Women are eligible, but men with deep bass voices and un limited vocabularies are most in de mand. The organization has as yet no school in which members can be taught to restrain their impulses to thunder expletives, but such an auxiliary is contemplated. A nonawearing knight indorses a printed statement that reminds one of W. Kerr's antispitting notices. It affirms that "swearing is a violation of the laws of God, of this State and of good society, and I am, therefore, neither a Christian, a good citizen nor a gentleman if I swear." When a man or woman signs this statement -and en-' closes it, with five cents, to the Secre tary, he or she becomes a member. ' Ten years ago Mr. Wynn conceived the idea -of organizing the Nonswear Ing Knights. , -, He first worked among the 'railroad men. ' The result waa speedily pleasing. Instead of securing only a few members, he has enrolled 2,1D0 railroad men, who have promised to try not to swear when their fingers get pinched between buffers nor when, itheir shoe heels are torn off by frogs. Chicago Chronicle. An Klephant tliat Would Not NeltCJ u Baby It Was Carinc for. Marie A. Millie, in St. Nicholas, tells a number of "Stories of Elephants," Mrs. Millie says: At one time my Husband was at a station in Bengal. His work kept him out nearly all day, and, being ill, I used to lie for hours in a long garden chair on the veranda, too weak to read, or enjoy any more exciting amusement than my eyes supplied to. me. We had three elephants for our tents and baggage; and one dear creature used to feed, from my hands eary day, and seemed a gentle as any pet dog or cat. One of our government chaprasls was particularly devoted to her, and in variably shared his meal of fruit or flour-cakes with his dumb friend. On a particularly hot day, the chaprasi, to my surprise, placed his tiny child of six months at the elephant's feet, warning her expressively that the infant was in her charge, and was to be cared for till his return.. I myself was an eyewit ness of her wonderful sagacity. Large banana-trees and fig-trees grew around and, to my surprise, the elephant broke off one of the former's spreading leaves, held it like a fan in her trunk, and from time to time gracefully wav ed it over the slumbering child, wheth er to temper the heat of the atmos phere or to keep off flies, I am unable to say. The gentle way in which she moved her feet over the child, and across to each side, astounded me. I sent for a white loaf and some oranges, and calling her by name (she was nev er chained), tried in vain to tempt her to my side on the low veranda. Noth ing would induce her to leave her charge. The warm air and monoton ous wave of the swinging fan over powered me with drowsiness, to whicn I yielded; and, after a sleep of some duration, I was awakened by quiet, subdued snorts beside me. To my sur prise, I found that the chaprasi had just returned to his offspring, and the elephant stood near the veranda be side me, patiently waiting and gently asking for the tempting dainties so bravely withstood for over two hours. MANOEUVRES OF DUTCH CAVALRY. Man and Horse Thoroughly Drilled in Swiming as Well as netting. In the Dutch army a man must be able to swim as well as to fight. More over, if he is in the cavalry he must have a horse which will take a river t as easily as a hunter takes a fence. Swimming maneuvers are part of the regular drills nowadays. Collapsible canvas boats, manned by a few oars men, lead the horses, so that they do not attempt to land on stone quays and other difficult points. The men swim across with their horses and on them. They swim in swimming costume and in all the accoutrements of war. There are few nautical emergencies for which the Dutch army is not prepared. . Some of the officers have even reached that degree of proficiency that not only their horses and kits cross the rivera with them, but their very pet dogs sit upon their shoulders and are borne over also. Col. Cliinn's Oratory. "The campaign speeches of Col. Jack Chlnn last year were not as polished as those of Henry Clay, but they took im mensely," said C. W. Carlton, of Ken tucky. "I heard him one night address a crowd of negroes whose votes he was very desirous of capturing for the Dem ocratic candidates. They were bent on voting the Republican ticket, yet Chinn scored a hit that made some converts. Excitement between the silver and gold advocates was running high, and the orator had not spoken long before a negro yelled out: "Tell us about that money question." ' " "My friends,' Said Col. Jack, 'be patient.- I'll get around to the money question. I've studied it better than any man living. Just keep quiet, and I'll make it as plain as A. B, C "Then he branched off to something else that had no relation to the battle of the standards. But hi3 audience wanted to hear him unravel the intrica cies' of 16 to 1. -""Fellow cltizens,' said Col. Jack, 'I want you to listen to this and reflect upon it after you go to your homes ttie Irish have got all the offices, the Jffiwsfhave got all the gold, and now, unless we poor white people and you iggers combine for our own protec tion, they will take all the silver away rnni us unci w c win uc ieit in irrpr destitution." Col. Jack's peroration was followed hv a roar of armlause. and the ernrorl agreed that his argument was unanswerable." Science and Sentiment. If scientists could have their own way, the world would soon be a very dull treadmill of existence. As it is. they are crushing out many af the joy ous customs and habits that have stood I for centuries. I Just now there is wailing and gnash- ing of teeth among the brides, and the , brides to be, in the Hungarian district . of Alfold, because the government has ' interfered with their wedding gifts. It has always been one of the local cus toms for a bride to wash and comb the hair of her guests, who in turn put sums of money into the basin of water ! an unpleasant duty, perhaps, but j what will a woman not do for the sake ; of a dowry? Official doctors have de clared that the result of this is a spreading of disease, and the govern ment itself has put a stop to the us ' age. Ee of Some Account. Have a mission in life. Be of some account. Do not court responsibility, ' neither shirk it when it is laid upon you. See God's hand in every move j ment, and note its bearing upon you I personally. He has use for you some where, and often where you least ex pect. Fall in line with His will from time to time. He may not have a con spicuous place for you to labor, but He will bring out, if you follow His guidance and are faithful, your talents in the sphere where you can do thj best for His and for others. Presbyterian. A man should say what he thinks j nut mere may oe occasions wnen it win seem prudent to say it to himself. Puck. In a town in Central Misouri a pre scription clerk is named Bury, while the undertaker goes under the appropriata name of Knell. The principal physi-, cian of the village is named Coffin. j There are in Paris 70,000 persons make articles of women's dress, and 65,000 dresmakers. It has been es- j timated that the yearly amount earned , there in this business is over $250,976,-! COO. Oysters and eggs in course of ship ment in the express car of a Santa Fe train that was blocked by a snowdrift near Dodge City, Kan., served to feed the passengers during a 10 hours' de tention. As a recognition of the good work done by the Salvation Army in Detroit In relieving distress among the poor, the citizens have contributed $74,000 to purchase the building used by the Army as headquarters. The cheapest summer resorts are in the mountains of Papan. There are mineral springs there to which peas ants bring their own bedding and rice, paying only three cents a day for lodg ing and use of the water. It is seven and a half years since the Kaiser came to the throne, and in that time he has killed, according to the official statistics, 25,372 head of game. This list includes one whale and three large bears, but takes no account of very small game. A Jersey City landlord, who woke his tenant at 12:45 a. m. on March 1 and demanded the March rent, pushed the "early bird" idea to an extreme, according to the notions of the tenant, who threw him down a flight of stairs after badly maltreating him. The oddest shaped county among the 3,000, which go to make up the separate divisions of the various States is War ren county, Tenn. It lies almost exact ly in the geographical centre of the State, and is about as near a perfect circle as any division of land could pos sibly be. 1 A fat man's club (Les Cent Kilos) has been instituted in Paris with the novel aim of increasing the weight of the members, the rules enjoining all the comrades to sleep, eat and drink as much as possible. The house dihner3 on a Gargantuan scale are to be given every year. Cincinnati will soon begin the con struction of an entire new water-works system to cost $6,500,000, and the com misioners have adopted a resolution to employ only home labor. In order to control this work trades-unions are making extraordinary efforts in the way of organization. The bark True Dove, built in Phila delphia in 1764, has been found upon search to be yet afloat, in the capacity of a coal hulk on the river Thames at London, engaged in active trade at the age of 133 years. This discovery was made through a casualty recorded in the Maritime Exchange. : : iL VARIETIES. r Vn A ii- in d II- yp Cleans and polishes y .Windows and Mirrors without creating a dust or dripping of water. All Grocers. In Iowa recently $1,000 was paid for a boar of noted pedigree. In Paris there are 8,000 women who are heads of mercantile houses. The first printing press in was established at Cambridge, in 1639." The only States in which ca ishment is forbidden by law a gan, Wisconsin, Rhode Isl Maine. The lakes at Denver city pa bo stocked with carp, peroh an heads, and the public will be all to angle for them. A person named Dang, who for over 20 years was a fearless member of the fire department at Troyes, France, was discovered after death to be a woman. The winter has been so mild in Eng land that as early a3 February 20 snow drops, crocuses, and other spring flow ers were in full bloom in the New Gar dens. England has one member of Parlia ment to every 10,250 electors, Ireland one for every 7,177, Scotland on for every 8,974, and Wales one for every 9,613. "Has Hobson got a good head?" "Good head? He's the most stupid creature 011 earth. Why, that man couldn't make money even if he kept a drug store." Chicago Record. Paris is making the venture of lay ing down mahogany roadways. The Rue Lafayette has been pulled up and relaid with real Brazilian mahogany of a peculiarly fine texture and color. The American chess-player Stenitz has been released from the Russian in sane asylum where he was confined af ter his mental breaking down under the strain of the chess match at Moscow. A candid editor, replying to certain rumors as to his financial condition, says: "The statement that we are about to fail is without foundation. We haven't money enough for that not yet." Anchor to Windward Patient "Say, doctor?" Surgeon (calmly open ing his case of instruments "Well?"j Patient Remember, we are insured in the same mutual company !" Chicago Record. The whiskers of the walrus extend three or four inches from the snout. They are quite stiff, and become stiffer with age. They are plucked separately and exported to China, where they are used as toothpicks. , A couple in Kansas City got along amicably until they got a tamdem. Now there is trouble between husband and wife. When they are intent upon a ride she wants to go in one direction and he in another. Nothing aggravates an honest man, temporarily pinched for money, so much as to find a number of small cred itors trying to hound the life out of him for the amount of their beggarly little bills. Kansas City Star. An expert at figures says 12,000 ve hicles, a quarter of th em omnibuses, pass through the Strand in London ev ery day, and the narrowness of the street causes each of their 63,000 occu pants to waste on an average three minutes. - DOUGHERTY'S BLUFF. Bo Talked in an Unfamiliar Tongue and Prostrated tuo Persian. In those days Dougherty wouldn't go in a game unless his fellow players could show $10,000. He wasn't a "tin horn." When he ordered a drink he threw a "fiver" on the counter, and if any change was offered in return he was Insulted. But hard times struck the West and poker became a scarce article. When he had got down to his last $50,000 he went to New York. While there he learned that in Persia the young men played poker fairlj well, and that when they got a hand that amounted to anything they would bet on it till the cows came home. So to Persia Dougherty sailed. He had no trouble in being introduced, and down there he was soon a popular fellow among the young Princes, even if h couldn't talk Persian. They play pok er somewhat differently there to what we do in this country. A "little dog" will beat a sequence and four deuces beat four aces. Again there is nevei any money in sight. A man sits neat the table and records the bets, and a settlement is made after the game is over (what a snap that would be for a lot of Chicago boys). This bookkeeper, or whatever they call him, is also a lin guist, and whenever foreigners play with the Princes, as in Dougherty's case, he tells of the raises and such like. Well, one night Dougherty had been trailing in on nearly every hand, only to be beaten in the "show down." Finally he caught a pair of sixes about the time one of the Princes caught four of a kind. There had been a deal of "Jollying" and "horse play" going on all the night, Dougherty, of course, couldn't understand the wor'ds that were being spilled out around him ev ery second, but he never said anything or looked interested. He would sim ply skin his cards, come in when he wanted to or lay down, just as the no tion struck him. When he picked up his sixes he looked the Persian in the eye and the Persian laughed. "Tru-le-lu," said the Persian. "Guying me, I reckon," said Dough erty, "but I'll give you some of your own sort of words. Tru-le-lum." "TTue-le-lili-lo," said the Persian. "True-le-lele-liii-lole-lum," replied Dougherty; but scarcely before he could get the words out of his mouth the young Prince threw down his four of a kind, kicked the table over, fell forward on a sofa lying near and broke out in a sob. "My God, man!" exclaimed the inter preter, "you raised him 'leven millions that time!'" Chicago Times-Herald. What Posed Him. The man with a valise and an um brella had bought one or two cheap volumes of fiction, when a more pre tentious publication on a counter near the door caught his attention. It con tained a number of elaborate pictures of mythological characters, and he was glancing rapidly through it when one of the pages attracted his especial in terest. He lingered over, it turned sev eral leaves, and then went back. After he had started away and ogtten as far as the door the fascination again prov ed irresistible, and he was soon gazing thoughtfully at the same page. "Can we do something more for you?" asked the clerk. "You learn a great deal about what's in these books, don't you?" he asked. "We naturally become familiar with them," waa the answer. "Well, it will probably be exposing my ignorance for me to ask it, but I wish you would tell me what this is," and he turned the book around so that the salesman could see. "I never had much chance to study up on natural history," he added, apologetically. "That, sir, is a centaur," was the ans wer. His curiosity was not yet satisfied. He dropped his head oyer on his shoul der and looked at the picture with one eye. "I suppose," he resumed, "that this thing wouldn't bother me so much if I hadn't recently gone on the road for a patent medicine firm. That has given me an interest I never had before. And, you know, whenever a man has just taken up a subject it's hard for him to get it off his mind. I don't believe that I ever will get over being puzzled about that centaur." "In what way?" "Supposing he got sick?" "Well?" "Whom would they send for, a reg ular physician or a veterinary sur geon?" Washington S, Come and 5ee How Large Your Dollar is To-day Never in the history of the world was its purchasing power so great. For all the cry about goods advancing, you and I are going to wear better clothes than ever. U. S. & Co, Will prove to the public with their New Fall Suits and Overcoats That prices cannot materially advance. Not while they run a Cash Store in Waterbury. RELIABLE CLOTHES, Business or Dress wear, SUITS $7.00 TO $14.00. Handsome Fall Overcoats, $8.00 TO $12.00 Jgg- Facts are convincing. The only argument used by Upson, Singleton Main Entrance, 89-91 Bank St ELEVATOR ENTRANCE, 84-86 South Main Street Have j'ou seen the Old School House and School Su'ts in our 2orth Window. Ho Saved Fifty Cei "John," said Mrs. Danglebroolf could you be so short-sighted as to lose half a day's wages Just to see a base ball game, instead of waiting until Sat urday, when you have half a day off, anyhow! We need every dollar that you can earn, and you ought to know it, if you don't." "But, my dear, by going yesterday," Mr. Danglebrook explained, "I saved fifty cents. You see, I had a pass, and it wouldn't be good on Saturday." "Oh," the lady replied, "so you thought it would be wise to lose a dol lar in order to save fifty cents, did you?" "Pshaw!" he ejaculated; "you wo men never can see things in the right light. Confound it, didn't I tell you I had a pass?" Cleveland Leader. Cure of Applis During the Winter. A Lesson for Apple Growers ought to be learned from 1896. The best ap ples were worth $2 a barrel or more this spring. This is for the well se lected stock having been properly stored. The first need is a good cold storage room. This any farmer can have. It is not so costly an affair as supposed. . Construct a cellar under your barn or carriage-house. Make the walls frost proof. Double the floor above with tar paper between. Do not grout the bottom for apples need moisture. Close the windows, and bank in leaves in November. Keep the in bins about one fot deep. If prop erly picked and handled and, sorted, apples will keep in such a cellar, with very little decay, all winter. Those who threw away their apples last fall, had they placed them in careful stor age would have received a fair com pensation. P. Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. Ripe Tomatoes for Christmas. Before frosts come pick all sound, green fruit from the vines, and care fully wrap each on separately in a 5x9 inch sheet of white wax paper taking care not to twist it as in pack ing oranges. Spread out in a single layer on trays or in shallow boxes, nd place in partial light in a cellar. hasten ripening they may occasion- illy be exposed to the sun half an hour at the time. Once a week ex amine and pick out the red ones and thoee that may decay. This may be lone easily as the transparency of the paper does not necessitate unwrapping. Thus a constant supply of plump, pal itable and beautiful tomatoes may be iad, till Christmas usually, with but trifling expense and trouble-- In an Ideal Fairy "World. Shank Shinn seems very enthusias tic on the subject of the beauty of our modern women, and yet, he treats ev ery woman in town with complete in difference. Quite an anomaly. O'Shawe Yes; he's got several hun dred bicycle catalogues filled with pic tures of girl riders. Puck. THo True Test. Bess You could hardly call her a so cial success. Jess Why, she seems to have plenty of admirers. Bess Oh, yes, if you look at it that way, but I don't believe she's on friend ly terms with a single man she ever rejected. Chicago Journal. WATERBURY FURNITURE CO, 135 TO 169 EAST MAIN ST. BE SURE YOU &6 TO THE Grand Exhibit OF Peninsular Wrought Steel Ranges .i --. COMMENCING ;V MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, AND CONTINUING 'UNTIL Saturday Evening, September 25 Come and see for yourself the small amount of fuel necessary to operate : this wonderful range. Flaky biscuits ' ; baked every four minutes and : y served free with delicious coffee 4. to all those who call. in! pi j;s(iiiiir Ql To See is to Believe .'V. .Jtto;P. A Cordial Invitation is ex-. tended you to call. DON'T FAIL. The Waterbury Furniture Co. NOTES OF INTEREST. Some Things Me Meant. Bob Perhaps your father didn't mean it when he said he would lick) you. 1 Little Johnny Yes he did. It wasn't as if he promised to bring me home a wMaile EfiArson'- - - The "CRAWFORD" " Just as irood " as the Crawford Shoe means that the Crawford is worth imitat- IU1I1ES or ing. Unless a shoe has distinct p merit it is never imnaiea. x lie - Shoe fits and wears RYAN AFITZMAURICE. Scla Acents- ivaterbur The dog is mentioned thirty-three times in the Bible. Yet another strange occupation for women. At many of the London thea tres women prompters are taking the place of men. It is found their voices carry better. A Scotsman has constructed a bicy cle which he can take apart and carry into a train after having folded it with in the space occupied by three umbrel las, and tie it up in a shawl strap. It is rather unhealthy business to be President of Mexico. Mexico has had fifty-five rulers since 1821. Four of these were executed, 6ne poisoned, four murdered, and seven killed in battle. The Bishop of London, in a recent address on "Reading," said, "All hu man knowledge has been gained by the impertinence and pig-headedness of a small number of people who wore al ways seeking 'Why?' " There is a species of parrot in Caro lina that sleep by hanging themselves up inside hollow trees which are open at the top. When feeding, these birds make a peculiar noise, which is said to be an imitation of the speech of an un known or defunct race of men. Major McClaughry, superintendent oi the State Penitentiary at Joliet, 111., who started a school in the prison for the benefit of convict women some time ago, is delighted at the success of the innovation. Women, it is said, who have been a terror to society in Chica go are likely to be regenerated by the slate-poncil and the spelling book. floaa fionheus Pliilopena. French papers tell an interesting story of Rosa Bonheur and the Grand Duke Michael of Russia. In the course of his last visit to Paris the Grand Duke attended a dinner, and had the famous painter on his right hand. They became the best of friends, the Grand Duke declaring that he had not enjoyed conversing with a woman so much in a long time. Before they arose from the table they had, in fact, eaten a philopena, and Mile. Bonheur won. "What can I give you, I.Iada moiselle, which will really give you pleasure?" asked his Imperial High ness. "I cannot deny my weakness," was the reply. "Any little animal which I can use as a model will he welcome." Several months went by, and Mile. Bonheur had begun to be lieve that the promise had been for gotten, when a few days ago three mighty white bears arrived as the pay ment of the penalty. A little fresh air child saw a herd of cows for the first time,, and, after watching them chewing their cuds, in amazement, he said deprecatingly to the farmer: "Oh, mister, do you have to buy gum for all those cows to chow?" Chautauqua Assembly Her- j aid. "Dah's only one kind er good luck," said Uncle Bhen, "dat kin be trusted, m dat's de good luck o' bein born wlf lonse." Washington Star. The Potentate's Petulance. : lG ) "What do I care if the blooming-'1' King Prempeh carefully brushed hl3 Did silk hat. as he snnkc. at.naa "Banish me or burn my hStfscPPv I'm tired " jriTfooI; He breathed through his mcta'tiiSW moment as the west wind came -edSfS Iferously up from the Place of Skulls "of living in Ashantee, any way!"-' Of course it was called the King's? palace, but really it was only a sode what handsomer hut. . 1 C Hut the Same Old Race. Brown I don't see any particular difference between the bicycles, this, year and last. 1 , ; Handle Barr Oh, but there is. Th)a professional hump, although not so ex travagant as heretofore, begins Just two vertebra nearer the ears. Couldn't Find Work in His X.lne. tJii r. r.-.i o Tramp No, ma'am; I can't get, nil "vork. Everyone's hand is raised agirt' tne. . . Woman What business did you fpl low before you come to this state.?'' .."''J Tramp I was a professional bomtt thrower. Judere. ..i ' Our 1897 ; ;; wheels are -"' stronger handsomer -easier running ' -w than ever before? . . the prices are '. :,' right IVES TERN WHEEL WORKS CHICAGO HEW YORK .: Catalogue free Agents evefywbcra Caveats, and Trade-Marks obtained and all Pat-' ent business conducted for Moderate Fees.- -f rinB rirFicr is Opposite U. S. PatetntOfficf and wecansecure patent iu le&J tune xiiaa ..those i 'remote from Washingtoc. Send model, drawing or photo., with descnp- J tion. e advise, it patentable or Dot, tree oil charge. Our fee not due till patent is secured- I A PAMPHLET, Hw to Obtain Pattcts,"-trith? cost of same in the U. S. and loreism countries j sent free. Address. . v C.A.SNOW&COJ ? Opr. Patent Office. Washington. r rY I