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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, 'FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 189T.
OLDEST ANIMAL ON EARTH. plant Tortoise of Aldabra-Some In-. I terenttnir Facts of Natural Uistory. I Mr. Walter Rothschild has procured f or this country, and installed in the Zoological society's collection, the old- X living creature in tho -world. It is ne 01 the giant tortoises or Aldabra, - sufficiently remarkable for its size, for It weighs a quarter of a ton, but even pore. Interesting: from the recoi-d of its age. This gives it a known life of 150 ' years, with the unknown increment of Its age previous to its transportation . to the Island of Mauritius, It is, we be ' Jieve, the same tortoise which was men tioned im the treaty between) Great iBritain and France when the island was ceded by the former country in 1810, and has therefore changed its status (four times in a century and a half as a. national heirloom. ' In the bishop's garden, at Peter borough one died in 1821 which was said ft have exceeded 220 years. The Lam fcetih tortoise, which was introduced Into the garden by Archbishop Laud about the year 1625, and died in 1753, towing to some neglect of the gardener, lived in its "last situation' 123 years. In 1833 Sir Charles Colville, governor of Mauritius, sent to the Zoological gar dens a -tortoise weighing 285 pounds. . It was four feet four inches long, and Jiad been In. Mauritius for 67 years. Tho xact period was known for this, tor- ,the Seychelles in 1766 by Chevalier Marion du Fresno. At that time it was t ull grown, so that its real age was prob libly much greater. In the Museum of Natural History at South Kensington re remains of Aldabra tortoise of the species now presented to the Zoological odety by Mr. Walter Iiothscbild, which, Ithough only known to be 80 years old, (weighed 870 pounds, and was still grow ing at the time of Its death, j The structure of the tortoise con tributes a large share of their preemi bence In length of life. Their bodies fere spared the whole of that exhaust In process of collapse and expansion which we. call "breathing. The cruel Hfrcar and tear of this incessant motion, Involving work of lungs, muscles, ribs and air passages, unnoticed in health, jbut one of the most distressing facts Revealed by illness, does not fall on the happy tortoise. His "shell," packpiece, Bnd breastplate alike, is as rigid as a piece of concrete. He sucks in air hy making a vacuum with his tongue, and rwallows it like water, the reservoir in stead of a stomach being his capacious Jungs. In addition to this enormous caving of energy, the tortoise enjoys two other structural advantages. He has no teeth to break, decay, get out of order, and ultimately starve him to death, like those of an old horse on- broken-toothed rabbit. Instead he has sharp, horny edges to his mouth, which break or get out of order. And, there is his impenetrable shell y .ciirions fact in relation to the tortoises is their isolation on , remote, ocean-surrounded islands vast distances from land and from each, other. Aldabra, for example, is a small, uninhabited island in the In dian ocean, northwest of Madagascar.' Others are found in ocean archipela goes, like the Seychelles, or recent vol canic islets, like the. Galapagos off the Paclfia coast of South America, One kather attractive theory for this iso-. allon of the big tortoises traces their pIantation", on these desolate islands to ttie old buccaneers. It has been con tended that tho Galapagos islands were he original homo of tho giant tortoises, and' that the trovers; who stocked them on board ship and kept them alive for Jong periods, may have left them at places of call, even in remote oceans, (raring' the long periods in which buc- fcaneering flourished. London Specta- tor. Uses fob rattlesnake skins. Ok Yeansyl-rsraln Factory Worlilnc '. 'sb an InexliBnitlbls Sapplr feswn at West Pike, on Pine creek, in Pennsylvania, is the only factory of. its kind in the country. There clippers, neckties, belt and bicycle caps are fc&ade from rattlesnake skins, and next keason waistcoats will be turned out from, the same material. ;he firm has been making horsehlde gloves and mittens for motormen and) railroad men for several years, and last spring began to utilize rattler skins, for which there was no market. The sKtas toama to the factory salted and with the yeads cut off. The operatives will not touch a skin that is not free from every scrap of the head In which the poisonous fcactrs are concealed. Sometimes the .ttlts are still attached to the tall skins are tanned and (scraped, the tioa requiring 30 days. The oper- removes all the disagreeable odor e raw sKin ana Brings out mo ghtness of the black and yellow mot- e. ' Two men and three girls are employed kr the work, and by the first of Novem- feerr tie supply, of skins on hand will be wockod up. The raw sinus come irom the northern tier of Pennsylvania coun- Hes. from the Lake George region, Col- vrado, Wyoming and Michigan. " The skins bring from 25 cents to si.ou eacn, tawirrTinc- to size, those- ol tne Diacc or male being the most valuable. The Ibiffgest skin received this season meas- Sired seven lees ana one iucu. inu,u V,;. -ra.t.tler was killed on 1'noenix. run, la. Potter county, and made music wim trine- of 26 rattles. J.fie raiues a-ie converted into scarf pins and sold at trices: Orders for the output of " . . the factory have been received from . 1 w the United: parjy. every vH v " . States. The supply of rattlesnake .is trractically inexhaustible, as they are found in large numbers in a dozen states and multiply rapidly N. Y. Sun. TTlsrhest City Death Bate, th rate of any town m si.- tul world is said to be that of the City of Mexico-40 per 1,000. The . kftv la 7.000 feet above the sea level, but rTteof this fact its defective drain, lasTS fant Vail ith C makes the mortality very great. fiWeaoo Chroninla- , 1 It Is Flacked from tbe Hacks of the Sheep. The chief characteristic of Shetland hosiery is the extreme fineness of the tvool used. This wool, says Chambers' Journal, is obtained from the native Shetland sheep, an animal of decidedly meager appearance, and which a south ern flockmaster would be inclined o "have none of." Nevertheless, this humble beast, picking up a scanty liv ing on the bleak hillsides where its larger relatives would starve, produces wool of remarkable fineness; and when it is mentioned that the natural colors vary from black and white to an endless variety of grays, browns, fawns, and chestnuts of many shades (locally called "moorit,") it will be seen that the Shet land people have ready to their hand raw material of the most suitable kind for their purpose. In connection with the fineness of the wool, the method of taking it from the sheep i3 worthy of note. It is not clipped or shorn in the usual way; but at the proper season is literally plucked from the back of the animal, it being averred that shearing tends to deterio rate the quality of every succeeding fleece; and, of course, to keep the yield of wool as fine as possible is a real desid eratum. The plucking referred to usually appears to strangers to be a cruel exnedient: but in reality the , " suffgr DO more from it than from ordinary shearing. TRADE DEVICES ON WHEELS. Trunks, lints and Other Things Made to Serve as the Bodies of Wacom. Various familiar articles of trade are used as models for the bodies of deliv ery wagons. Of those the trunk is, per haps, the most commonly used, says the New York Sun. Wagons made with the body in the semblance of a big trunk may. be seen in many cities, the delivery wagons of the deaiersin trunks and kindred articles. Perhaps the next b(jd 1q the form of a t hat tho de H wamil (,( a hatter. Another livery wagon of a hatter. Another form not unfamiliar is that of the great shoe, made of metal and mounted on wheels, and used as the delivery wagon of a shoe dealer. Like the great hat the shoe may be painted or all gilded. All of these devices have a seat out side, in front, and they have a door at the rear end. The shoe is mounted on the running part, with the toe to the front. The driver's seat is over the tip of the toe, or in front of it. The door by which parcels are got in and out of the wagon is m the heel of the great shoe at the back. A wagon used for the delivery of pncI;ages from a laundry has a body in the form of a srreat wash boiler. Per haps the latest of these trade devices on wheels is shown in a wagon used for the delivery of a proprietary article that is sold in liquid form. In this case the wasron body is in the shape of a great bottle. TRYING TO MAKE DIAMONDS. No Great Success lias as Tet Been Attained. The experiments of Moissan and his success in producing microscopic crys tals of carbon, which, technically at least, were entitled to be called arti ficial diamonds, are well known. We uow have, says the Engineering Maga zine, further contributions to the sub ject of the crystallization of carbon by the well-known eleotro-chemist, Dr. Borchers, who contributes an article to "The Zeitschrift fur Elektrochemie" reviewing the past attempts in this di luents. Moissan worked upon the line of crystallization of fused carbon un der immense pressure, while Borchers attains the same or similar results bv maintaining a carbon rod at the high temparature of the electric furnace for considerable time, thosurfaceof therod showing distinct evidences of crystal lization. The experiments have been carried out upon a small scale only, and, being unable to continue the researches, Xr. Borchers gives a full account of his method and apparatus, trusting that further investigations may be carried on by those who have powerful currents at their disposal and opportunity to carry out all the conditions which suc cess demands. CIRCUS MAN'S RECOLLECTIONS. Remembered A Giant "Who Co: shed Ills Ualr with Fence. "Giants?" said the old circus man. relates the New York Sun. "Oh, yes we've had some big- men in the show at cue time and another. One of the big gest we ever had used to comb his hair with a seotion of a picket fence. That tvas a part of the street show when we made the parade in a town. Usually We had an arrangement In advance with the owner of the fence, and had panel loosened so that the giant wouldn t wreck too much of tbe fence in picking up the part he was to use When the show came along to this spot the giant would step np to th tence, take on his hat, and pick up the iiiece of fence it always looked as if he had tremendous strength too and raise it up and comb his hair with it. inu tnen he would; put the big comb uown aa-ain and putonhis hat andmove on. This always tickled the people im- mensely. And he certainly was a big mua, sure; oav we aaa a Digger man once, l wouldn't dare ten you how uig tnis otner man was, because you woman i Delieve It." Flntes Made of Porcelain. The latest styles of flntes come from " I A T i o o A it So-vnnw M A - . i turning out te instrument i poroeUin. Tho inTento(r asseI43 that th(j tone of a porcelain flute la ranch purer and larger than that produced on a wooden flute, and that the china in struments are not subject to climatic changes. Ii fas . ti ail lacs erfrr SHETLAND WOOL. I U S. ,sy. . COUNTING THE COIN. Examining the Contents of TJnola. Sarn'B Strong Box. Fonr Men! Hare Been at Work for Two Months A Task That Would Take an Expert Fifty Tears. Down in the dimly-lighted interior of the treasury building- four of the secre tary s srubordlnates are counting thei contents of Uncle Sum's treasure vaults amounting to $767,782,210. This is al- ways done when a change occurs in the office of treasurer of the United1 States he gentlemen How hjtving the matter in charge are Messrs. E. B. Daakami chairman'; A. T. Huntington, M. liJ ance and Howard Elliot. The latter! represents the new treasurer, Elli3 H. Roberts, while the others act on the part of the govea-nmenti especially the retiring treasurer.D.N, Morgan, who om the completion of the count takes a re-1 ceipt lor me lunas. do currecny x-eyu are the books of this immense financial institution that the least shortage ia eadily discovered and must be traced. Notwithstanding the'absoluto certain ty of discovery, the temptation to steal is too great to be resisted by some or the employes, and only a few days ago one of the negro laborers assisting the committee helped himself to a tew depreciated silver dollars, was found out, confessed, and is now in the dis trict jail awaiting trial. An occasional theft like this ia the exception tuau proves the rple of honesty. The committee began, its Jabora on) July 1, and will probably complete the count the latter part of this montn or early in October. The following are the present contents of the vaults in the United States treasurer's office: Vault 1 Amoir-.t, $103,733,000; de scription, 6tandnna silver aonars;, halves, $345,000. Vault 3 Amount, 4S, 017,000; description, standard silver dollars. Vauls 2 -Amount, $3,300,000; description, gold coin. Vault 2 i Amount, $600,000; description, fract ional silver, $522,000; manor com, $S7,- 000. Vault 3 Amount, $3,500,000; de scription, national bank notes received for redemption, v ault 4 Amount, 000,000; description, mixed moneys re-i ceived daily for redemption. Vault C; Amount, $27,000,000; description, mixed moneys for daily use. Vault 7 1 Amount, $270,623,216; description, bonds. held as security for national bank cir culation, etc. Vault 8 Amount, $310,- 000,000; description, held as reserve to replace worn, and mutilated notes unfit for circulation. Total, $767,782,216. The silver vault is the largest in the world, being 80 feet long, 51 wide and 13 feet high. The" latter section of the treasury chambers'is the most interesting and ia open to the general public, who view its interior from a dungeon-like corridor when accompanied by a messenger of the department, and then only through the bars of a securely locked steel dioocr, where a Cerebus-like conservator eyes with seeming suspicion all visitors. The silver is (packed in small sacks, holding $1,000 each, and weighs 59 pounda 4 ounces. It is counted by weight and the least deficiency or de fect in the bag is sufficient cause for rejection. Such a sack goes to the issue division, where it is counted' numeri cally by an expert, placed on the scales, returned to the vault and again weighed. In the vaults iron latticework parti tions divide the space into several com partments. Around the outen edge and against the iron, frame the silver coin is placed in boxes, and the central part of each chamber is then filled; with the silver in sacks. Each of these, apart ments is secured Iby key locks, only opened by twa' different keys kept by, the cashier and-the, vault clerk, while tho burglar-proof metal doors protect the entrance to each vault. ( On thcsei combination time locks are used. ' ; Some interesting figures were fur nished by one of the employes who is- somewhat inclined to make computa tions. A cubic f oot contains 4.6S4 stand ard silver dollars;- packed in sacks of, 1,000 each, $4,100 are required to fill' the same space. At the department! 1,000,000 ol tnese dollars are esumawm at 30 ton, and! the content of all the; vaults, if represented by eilvefr dollars puttingtheomonn't at 767,000,000, wouitt weigh 23,010 tons. This. loaded) onto ordinary ireight cars with a carrying capacity of -20 tons, would, require for transportation a train of 1,150 cars,: that would efcretch. along lor a. oish tanoe of a little more than seven miles.; The experts tvsthe issue, division are; ladies, whose daily task la handling; notes means the actual counting of eight packages oi .4,000 bills each, thei close scrutiny'.'o! ihe. seal, the careful watch, ol the aerial numbers and, inj the case ot eld. money, the instant rJe-j tectum of counterfeit notes. Their;' hours of labor are from nine o'clock; until three, "with, an intermdssdon of half an hour for luncheon. When hnr-j ried some 'of hso expearts 'cam' count; 40,000 notes, ia. a.tfay. ! An expert edurrUiig' at the rate of 40,-i 000 every working day' would, be enH gaged! far more than 53 years and 6j months counting the above sum in dol- lar bills. Eotes in the isstje. division, after pass-; luff through the hand's of thecounters are packed, in bunidles of 1,000 each, and; weigh 11 pounds. When, enveloped in a manilla paper .wrapper they measure 7y2' inches by ? Jkcba by 6j4tnchs . The 767,000,000 If Jn one 'dbllar aotea would weigh' 4,218 tons. A one-inch tube of gold? Ijf worth $210-. a cubic foot. $362,880, and., flubiq yard ia valued: at 9,797,7I2- WsWng?( ton Star. - - ', American Asplitfltnm, , Last year the only states i)iA Se duced aaphaltum -were California, Col nrado.Tcn9andtrtah. Indian territory also contributed some.-' ' THE ETHER DRINKING HABIT, Vice Befcan In Ireland and Spread to Biclaad and the Continent. The recent death from an overdose of ether of th celebrated Dr. Iiuys has brought once more into prominence the question of etheromania, A few years agoi this vice was limited to Eng land, but now it has reached the con tinent. The ether habit, more refined perhaps- than the passion for alcohol, is beginning to make many victims. We can count by hundreds now the .people who take ether everyday. They mix it with alcohol, and in that way obtain a drink that intoxicates rapidly. The ejonfirmed ether drinkers take it in its purity and in ordinary doses of from eight to fifteen grammes. The .beginners take water before and after their ether, but the hard drinkers neg- Ject this precaution, which diminishes the burning sensation in the stomach, rrhere are some ether drinkers who take 150 grammes at a time. Drunkenness comes on rapidly, and also passes away in a comparatively short time. The first symptom is vio lent excitement with abundant saliva tion. Sometimes epileptiform convul sions are observed, and when the dose is too strong they are followed by stu por. Nothing an the effects has been observed which resembles delirium tre mens except in cases in which whisky anct ether are blended. But if drunkenness from ether is' less degrading than drunkenness from alcohol, it is far more dangerous. It leads to insanity and death and soon brings about marked changes in the temper and in the health of the ether . omaniac. Take this portrait of the ' ether dTinker and you will find serious motives for avoiding the drug: ' "The ether drunkard is quarrelsome end untruthful. His condition of mind resembles that of people afflicted with I certain nervous diseases. He suffers .from gastric troubles and nervous pros- ! tration. He becomes the slave of his passion, like the opium smoker, and the cures of the passion are rare. It is impossible to save a person afflicted j .with this malady except on the condi j tion of his renouncing completely the j ether habit, and this seldom happens. As a rule, an etheromaniac is never I cured except by the impossibility of entisfymg his passion. There is no ther remedy but confinement and the .closest guarding at all times." Like the morphinomaniacs the slaves of ether may become addicted to their 'vice after certain maladies. Sometimes, ,when a patient suffers from headache-, a handkerchief steeped in ether is put under his nose. Relief comes quickly, and he inhales the drug with delight. After a few inhalations great freshness In the face and in the respiratory or igans is felt. The dose is doubled in or der to double the agreeable sensation, with the result that a delicious ecstacy is experienced, and gradually the habit is acquired and continues until at last an overdose results in death. The origin of this singular vice is obscure. Some say that the Irish peas ants began "to drink ether in 1840, at the time when Father Matthew was preach ing the crusade against alcohol. Oth ers accuse the doctors of having pre scribed ether too liberally. Finally the 'question of price has its importance, es pecially among the poorer classes, for ether produces intoxication easily and is cheaper than alcohol. Thank Heaven, the ether drunkards are at present relatively rare in Paris. Jn London the keepers, of the various squares and, parks often find under the trees empty vials labeled "ether" that have been thrown there by the maniacs who quit their homes in order to in dulge their favorite passion at their case. At Epson after the races many 'flasks of ether are picked up among empty champagne bottles. But it is. in certain portions o Ire land that the vice of ether drinking is most common. There are regular ether chops, the oldost of which was estab lished in 1840 at Draperstown. There they drink a mixture of alcohol and ether, 15 grammes of which ore suffi cient to put anyone into a reverie. The Railroad in the little district of Crooks town carries every year 2,000 tons of ether, and an equal quantity at least is brought there by other roads. Two tmerchants of the neighboring villages pell every year 4,500 pints of ether. At Traperstown and at Crookstown the air is charged with the vapors of ether on market days, and this sam odor is present constantly in the third-class carriages of tho Derry Central railway. Everybody in that part of Ireland drinks ether. Courier des Etata Unis. FoF'Seaslol' People. When once the big ship has struck its regular gait on the tegular ocean swell, the novice easily learns that he is at sea. Experienced travelers, women es pecially, often give up at this point, and lie quietly in thoir berths for 24 hours. A strong will may hasten the cure, but it cannot greatly delay the inevit able nor hold the elements down; nor will champagne no'r brandy. To be in good condition before sailing (to which a one-grain calomel pill swallowed two nights previous may contribute), find to cat a little plain food often when on board, so that the .6tomach is not empty, aids recovery, ilie most dis consolate "if they can be persuaded to it, often rally on hot gruel with a little salt ia it The oest way to get over be ing seasick is to on the water at every opportunity. You will soon be-, come ui)ed to the motion of ships. Boston Globe. j Statistics of Hu israr j-. Politically Hungary is divided into 63 counties, containing from 60,000 to 126,000 innabitami. Tflere ore J& flltlea endowed; with self-jrovemmetit. Buda Pcsth, the metropolis, contains about, feOO.000 inhabitants. The population of Hungary is about 15,000,000. Chicago) JTribune. ' OA8TOIIIA. Tie fio olnlla gigutur .. Of MUSICAL MEXiCO. lA. Land That Has Manr Good M11W tnrj- Bands. Cne does not have to travel far or stay long in Mexico to discover that it Is quite as much a musical country a any other in the world, says Lippin cott's. Even the stay-at-home Ameri cans a dozen or so years ago fancied that they had made this discovery, when Mexican military bands and typi cal orchestras began to "tour" Uie United States, astonishing aa well as delighting the crowda they attracted everywhere. But the truth is, the American stay-at-homes, with all their admiration for the music the Mexicans brought to them, gained scarcely any idea of how far the Mexicans were to bo classed as a musical people. They sup- posed, very naturally, that the famous th regiment band and the typical or chestra comprised all, or about all, that Mexico bad to send abroad; that they fully represented tbe music of their country; and that they were probably considered prodigies in the land whence they came. Such impressions are quickly dispelled in Mexico. The semi-weekly concerts in the Zo calo, the Alameda and the Paseo, in the capital, do not suffer in the least when the Mexican war department grants one of the military bands, even the best of them, leave of absence for a tour in the United States. And aa for the other cities of the republic, even such comparatively isolated towns as Jalapa, Puebla, Oaxaca, Toluca, Chi huahua, Morelia and Guadalajara, each las at least one military band that would be likely to carry off the honors in any competition with th military bands of America. SHE WAS PLEASED. .Knew He Would Love Her When She Grew Old. The young- man has only recently taken uip photography and is an ardent enthusiast, says the Detroit Free Press. He persuaded the girl to whom lie is engaged to pose for him. She waa seated in a hammock and foe etoodi di rectly before her when (ho took the picture. In a day or two fie proudly 'exhibited the result of the sitting. She gave one glance at it and then, handed it back. "Don't you like it?" he inquired. "I don't assume to criticise," was the reply. "I thought it was pretty good for a first attempt," She insisted-. "Perhaps it is. I am glad, you are satisfied with it, anyhow." "Of courseit might be better." .j "Do you think it looks like me?" ' "Yes." ) "Then, Herbert, lam content." "But you don't seem very cheerful over it." "Perhaps I don't show it; but that photograph has mad el me very happy." "I'll have a frame made for it and give it to you." "No; I don't want to keep it. But it fills me with joy, nevertheless. They eay that when beauty fades affection vanishes, but when I realize that you can see me depicted with hands and feet like those, without breaking' our engagement, I am convinced that there can't be any doubt about your loving me when' I am old." RARE PIG DEER. Every Other Kind of Pis; Except This Is Plentiful Enoneh. Among the more recent and important arirvals at tbe Zoo are two young bab irussas, presented by the duke of Bed ford comparatively rare animals, and t(he only examples seen at the Zoo for about 15 years, says the London Graphic. The word babirussa means pig-deer, and the animal has been so called by the Malays on account of the remark able development of the fyiaks in the males, which emerge clojs,e together near the middle of the face 'and sweep with a strong curve backwards, fre quently attaining to a very great length. The tusks of the low jaw arise like those of the boar. WhaX the male babi russa needs the upper pair for is a point which nobody, apparently, can satisfac torily settle. Another peculiarity of the animal ia that it falls short of the number of teeth usually possessed by the ordinary pig; having only 34 in all, a fact whioh. indicates that it must be directly descended from one of the ex tinct genera of pigs marked by a sim ilar type of dentation. In other respects the babiru&sa io not very different from other wild swine. It is a splendid swim mer, has a somewhat lighter gallop than that of the wild boar, and when hunted will fight gamely and ferocious ly to the last. Italy Jealous ot Her Art. . The Italians have a great reverence for their art treasures. They love them better than we do ours, and regard with jealous eyes the secrets of their handi crafts. When the Council of Ten ruled Venice it issued a decree regarding the art of gLassmaking. It runs: "If a workman carry his artbeyondt the limits of his country to the detri ment of the republic he shall be desired to return. If he disobeys his nearest relatives sliall be imprisoned. If, in spite of their imprisonment, he remain obstinate in his wish, to live abroad, an emissary shall be told) off to kill him." The decree finishes with the considerate words: "After the workman's death his relatives shall be set at liberty." Considerate Thieves. Buda-Pesth thieves are considerate. One who had etoteo an ivory and sil ver statuette from the art exhibition, after pawning it sent the ticket to the secretary of the art society, who then for the flrat time notioed its absence. On the pedstal waa a written, notice: "Stolen for a day or two." Morphine la France. Th injection of morphine is a habit that is, unfortunately, on the increase IA France, especially among the mid dle classes. On statistics furnished by the pharmacists it is estimated that 6here are in Paris at least B0,000 vic tims of the morphine habit, the ma jority of whom are women. A HELPING HAND. WOMEN suffering from any form of female weakness are requested to communicate promptly with Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass. All letters are re ceived, opened, read and answered by women only. A woman can freely talk of her private illness to a woman ; thus has been estab lished the eternal confi dence between Mrs. Pinkham and the women of America. This con fidence has induced more than 1 0 0 , 00 0 women to write Mrs. Pinkham for advice dur ing the last few months. Think what a volume of experience she has to draw from! No physi cian living ever treated so many cases of female ills, and from this vast experience surely it is more than possible she has gained the very knowledge that will help your case. She is glad to have you write or call upon her. You will find her a woman full of sym pathy and a great desire to assist those who are sick. If her medi cine is not what you want, she will frankly tell you so, and there are nine chances out of ten that THE LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE CO. LYNN, MASS. ' - ' - NOTED BRANDS OF CHEESE. Fonr Varieties Made In Different Countries Are Universally Known. When Colorado manufactures cheese she manufactures the most palatable and most universal of all floods. She also manufactures that which coats her comparatively little and ia salable for comparatively much. That is to say, it is not difficult nor i0it expensive to grow and feed good milch cows im this state In almcerb any part of this state while between Iowa and California no rstat haa any special capacity for exceding Colorado, either in the amount of milk that can, be turned in to whey and cheese or in facilities for reaching a big nuarket, Aa a matter of fact, there are only four brands of cheese in the world that constitute a regular adjunct to the ta ble of all classes of consumers. These are the Stilton cheese of England, the Edann cheese of Holland, the schweitzer kaoc of Switzerland and tbe HJerldmer of New York. The Stilton cheese is said to dterivd its distiinigijiBh ing- quali ties from tho pasturage of the stock; the Edam gets ts qualities from the manner of manufacture; the Swiss from the herbs used in the composition, and the Herkimer, from both the pas turage and the hrbs. Pour brands of cheese Im an entire world, however, is a parsimonious number to have achieved distinction. There is plenty of room for another brand. And Colorado has ample chance to occupy this room. Wiscon sin and Iowa ari straggling for it, but neither Wisconsjiui ntor Iowa has the Colorado grasses, the Colorado flow srs, the Colorado Opportunities for. aging and flavoring. There fare, why should not a Colorado chetese. a Pike's peak cheese, or r. Douglass county cheese, a Ute cheese, or some such nomenclature article gradually work itself into the INts with Stilton and Edam and echweitzprkase and Herki mer? Denver Times. If the Doctor Did Your Cooking, There would never be an ounce of lard used in your kitchen. Cotto lene would take its place.' As a re sult your food fend your heal th would both be improved. Why; not become your own doctor, ' and use COTTOLBJE The genuine Cottolene la lold svervwhers in one to tan Donnd vallow Una. with nnr t.rart ft-m tteer't head in eotonlant wreath on every tin. Hot guaranteed lr sola In any other way. Mads only by THE N. K. FJUMMRK COMPANY, Cnicaeo, Btuata, rr.w York. she will tell you exactly what to do for relief. She asks nothing in return except your good will, and her advice has relieved thousands. Surely an ailing woman, rich or poor, is very foolish if she does not take advantage of this generous offer of assistance. Read the fol lowing illustration : Dkab Mrs. Putkham In March I wrote yon the follow ing letter, asking you if your remedies would aid me : " I am 28 years old and have three child ren. I 6uffer ter ribly with pain in the small of the back, dizziness, kidney trouble, nervousness, burning sensa tion in my . stomach, and I am unable . to do anything." Received a re ply, a very kind, . helpful letter. I fol lowed your ad vice. To-day, am triad to be able 'to write that. I am a well woman. I wish all women in my way afflicted would do as I did, and they will find re lief. I think any woman who will continue to suffer with any of these trying diseases peculiar to our sex, after hearing what Lydia E. Pinkhams Vegetable Compound has done in so many cases," is responsible for her own sufferings. . Mbs. James J. Hagajt, 3,842 Clinton St, Nicetown, " ' Philadelphia, Pa. TIRE HINTS. Carry Tire Tape, Chewlns Gam, PostJ a.g-e Stamps and Pities. A puncture has been successfully! pealed by a postage stamp and tire tape. , Chewing gum, carefully spread over a puncture and held fast by tire tape has saved many a weary step. A leaky valve is quite beyond the stoutest and "stickiest" tire tape ever made. . The best remedy for a side cut along the rim is a walk to the nearest railway station. Don't try to mend a No. 10 puncture with a No. 2 plug. It's time and pa tience thrown away. ., Instances are on record wherein a cyclist, without any other available remedy, filled his tire with water, and thus rode home. Neither broken toothpicks nor matches make successful plugs. Dent believe the man who told you he mend ed a puncture in that manner.' A tire that jumps the rim can be kept in place, even if the rider has no cement, by tying it tightly and inflating it after, it is tied in position. Wheelmen who live in states whers the pine trees grow, and who do not ohew gum or carry postage stamps, scrape resin frqro-the trees and mend the punctures with that. ' ' '- Court plaster'assisted by tire 1ape, will last for a time over a puncture. Some kinds of cosrt plaster are qSiite porous, and, if used, will require many applications of a pump to the tire. .; Moral Carry tire tape, chewing gum-' postage stamps and plugs whenever you are going out of sight of a repair shop. You can probably get water and sand on the way. New Haven (Conn,) Palladium. . TCot ConiplcinlxiK. ' Friend What sort of luck did yon have in Wall street? ., . . Ex-Operator1 Fair. I got away with! Rome of my money-. Pnck, J ( 'q 1 "Tiil.'m. iir les "Oottolene" AJ3G Montreal.