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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, MONDAY. NOVEMBER 1. 1897.
Condensed Milk Has No Equal as An Infant food. 9 .. o "WANT HEALTH Sent FREE :.oh Application. NewYbpK ConoExsto Miik Co.h.: WORKED THE HARVESTER. Bow Fcnr Calif ornin Girls Ran till V Machine Without Male Help. ' t Man has heretofore been lord of the 'harvest field. To bo sure, there ara Ireoords of feminine intrusions on that .domain, but it was only in a supplemen tary sort of way. Itath. onme upon the Boon after -the laborers of Boaz had. re tired; she did not demand that they should give place to her. She gleaned fthe aftermath, of the harvest; she did tiot swing1 the scythe and cut broad (tuxrowo in the ripened corn. A short time ago, however, four enterprising Jroung women, of lessen county, Cal., clad' in bloomers, walked into the fields and aked permission, to work the har vester. They were Orra Powell, Gertie Sawyer, Ullie Powell and Nellie Pack ' wood. It was crantcd them, and when hey proceeded, to action one or tnem plambered to the driver's seat and be- jran to guide the 26 horses around the (field. Another attended1 the binder, a , fthlrd had charge of the sack-sewing and' lours ran. Vne separator, a -wnoie rmornlnj iraa spent In this interesting loocupatlon, and then without mishaps jor adventure they retired, leaving the tartonlshed mu in possession. A har feat field Is the prettiest eight in the world with its reflections of soft yei- lowlightfrom the golden grain, its mist of flying1 chaff and sheaves of winnowed Ter gray, TOyal blue, dove and Lincoln Wheat, oata or barley. Even rough, be- jrreen. On this are seen not only the fur grimed, perspiring' men look pictur- decorations mentioned, but also a very esquo in this alluring atmosphere, but tmc coarse, black woolen braid and Visa in their places pretty g-iria are tmy straps of leather matching or con Int reduced the the scene becomes twisting- with, the cloth in color. Col rwcTthy of a Wattcau. It is perhaps the jar8 continue 3h, are gored and un pnors gratifying- to the artistic senses d-oiating, and may be lined with fur. ol joouers-on man participator, panic- . ffbo hvde of a wide-spreading oak or jloonst, with, watermelons within, con venient reaoh, fox the trade of harvest !r lj undeniably a. warm one, and the fhowa are long and it is far cry between jaatwla, even if they do come more fre-!q-acntjy thaa la other walks of life, And when hones are xostive or obsti jnato and the chax? blinds one's eye send grta up one's nostrils it is a very poetic so Til that will- remember to no (tioe the shifting- waves of heat and the soft Jinx of -the distant tills against ptbe ley, - Kit would be interesting to know what anotjTca led these adventurous girls to ibrxr the ieat and -discomfort of their psuyrsfcvgs enterprise. Was it just for ifna, for a lark? Or did they by any jfclaxrca fMnV that "woman was not hold jlagfler own in Lassen county as vig torouevy aa in the rest.of the state? Or Traa It (the; result of any especial insin-; taations Vbont woman's capacity as nnpared to man .? Or are these par- ticnlar wonaea. thinkina: of setting out to earn their livirg;in c novel way and wlan lo. jirove th'eir fitness to objecting friends and relative? Or was itjust an outburst of the eeltseist, the spirit of fbe ttma? Certain ideas get In the air ?rjrZZr':.:: v Td reads, the farthest outlyingdiatricta V iL r 4rt i Z a , t X i ,1x0)90 ld6& bo 411-pervadliLg-inthelast ., ) 1 ., . ltWjeroa4 this snme determination of woman to assert her rigt to partici- rv , Z , . ,,,' M 7 11 r I V T tfropviae centers of civilization, g-eo- jgrapiJcally speaking, but it is right hjBxo when it comes to progress. Chi Saao Chronicle. ". fptmVlo& Prachea bbS Pears. droits for -pickling should bo fully :Tipe, They need no cooklnsj. After .sldrraing- or paring a hot sirup is poured over them; the following day it s ponre4 off. reheated and returned; Strain -the- following day the sirup is fcrroiifi-hi to the boilinff-point, the fruit a dropped in, to be thoronghly heated lirough, -wlien it is ready to be sealed, .To make sirup for ten pounds of fruit, iboll together for ten minutes five pounds of sugar, one quart of vinegar .(not too sharp) and a cnpful of whole spices, mixed cinnamon, allspice, cloves and; cassia-buds; the largest pro portion of cinnamon, the smallest of cloves. Woman's Home Companion. Corn Batter Cnkei. ' One and one-half cups white corn meal, sifted with a teaspoonful of erugur and a level teaspoonful of sault. iAloj one cup of boiled rice and a tea epoooful of lard. Mix all together and ecald witih two cups of boiling water, stirring constantly. Thin with one and n-half cups sour milk, one-half tea Upoonfil ,sodla dissolved' in milk; last astir one beaten egg audi bake on hot 'greased griddle. Leisure Hours. CASTO For Infanta and Children. FOB WINTER WEAR. Items of Dress for the Coming Se Hon. Braiding1 will be a pronounced fea ture of fall and winter dressing. An ef fort is to bo made to turn all the energy that Bias been expended in summer frills into braiding for the late seasons. Stuffs axe again, to be almost concealed la manyiows of braiding; stitching will also flourish, (it always does when braid ing is irt.xog-ue) and again curious materials-woven to give the effect of braid ing, are offered. It must be noted in. favor of braiding that fkirts and bodices grown a little lirnp take on new trinmess ami set when generously lined either -with stitching- or braidu The lines should be many and close to gether, however. Hearts will .again be dangled from meckclrains this winter. Ttio latest b eart is crystal boxmd in. gold, inclosing a four-leaf clover in the middle. An other -novelty is the introduction of a miTroT -into this modern acceptance of the once universal locket. Enameling of all kinds is again. in broad favor, and will be seen in countless varieties. Many of the revived Louis XIV. designs in jewelry lend themselves to the styles of the present moment, especially for brooches and corsage designs. Bangles of increasing amplitudte are promised in the revival of oldVtlme fashions, vwhich. seems to be predominating' at present. Furs, especially sable and chinchilla, are fashionable garnitures for mil linery, andi rich velvets and silks axe draped over soft frames, producing wonderfully effective results. This method of draping a hat cannot be de scribed; one must see it in the reality or a picture to fully comprehend just how it is done. Purple is stili holding the imperial sway it has for three years, although a wonderful dleep redisaclose rival to it, wbXe royal blue, silver gray, black axudt white, white and black, all black and all white obtain. Brilliant buckles and pins are used to fasten flow ers and plumes to position, indeed. 0.rever an effective bit of color or brig - htness can be artistically arranged t.Ta it, is in evidence, -phe tendency of the winter jacket is toward the blouse-effect, which is ob- tajnea. fcy darts. Yokes, collars, cuffs. piping1 in fur, whether it be mink, Per sian lamb, ermine, cable, silver and black fox or monkey, will be popular. Velvet and silk braid) of all widths are much used. Satin cloth is really the novelty of the day, and obtains inhelio- trone. ereen. mode, golden, brown, sil- Telvetor lace, Watteau effects are used. St, Louis Globe-Democrat. POLITE TO A FAULT. ''Woe of a. Nfar-SI(thtrd Man WTio Tried to Do tlie Right TUlngr. Tie is near-sighted and has always re fused to wear glasses, in consequence of which fact he has got into more scrapes than he cares to acknowledge, and hia wife and Intimate friends are seldom without a good story to tell at his ex pense. The last one is perhaps the best of all and has already cost him a small fortune to purchase his wife's silence. It happened recently and when he came home he was still puzzled. Dinner was late, in consequence of its being1 the cook's day out, and while they waited for the meal he mentioned the occur rence to his wife. "I met a woman on the street to-day whose face is familiar as my own, and yet I can't remember her name or where Imethef." ! , ' and gh "O, Henry!" cried his wife, "doubt- have a time explaining it. You really ought to wear glasses." "Not this time, my dear. I greeted her in a most friendly fashion, because I didn't want her to know I couldn't place her. I asked if everybody was tome and She repUed 'yes' with- out "any explanation, so I found out ... . . . . , . nothing in that way. She looked rather as if she susoected me and qu:er' as 11 aQ Bxitspestea. mti, ana as we were near a confectioner's I asked her to have a plate of cream. "Quite right," said" the wife. : "Noth ing offends people so much as failing to remember their names. She may bo one of your best paying clients."' ,. .., "Very true. By the way, Mrs. ELnow Itall happened in while we were eating our cream and I thought she looked raiher queer. Some one he dislikes, I suppose." "Very likely. Vhat is it. Alma?" as the housemaid came into the room. "If you please, (madam, it's Mrs. Knowito.ll. She says she wants to see you a minute." "Ton dear thing, how are you?" cried the hostess, entering the parlor. "Is anything1 wrong? Has your new cook left you, or ", "No, she hasn't. She has only de manded two more afternoons a week. What I wanted to say is this: We have a hard enough time to keep servants already, and if your husband intends to make it harder I shall regret your com ing out here!" "My husband? I don't understand." "Yes. I saw him myself at Sweetie's this afternoon treating your cook to ice cream, and it is a precedent which " And then nenry came in to see what his wife was laughing at! Chicago Tri bune. Southern Rice Bread. Put two cupfuls of boiled rice into a bowl, add two cupfuls of milk and the well-beaten yolks of two eggs. Sift in gradually one cupful of flour, add one half a teaspoonful of salt, two table spoonfuls of butter (melted) and the whites of the eggs, whipped to a stiff froth. Turn into a well-greased, shal-. low pan and bake 30 minutein a mod erate oven. Leisure nours. In every mile of railway there are seven feet four inches not covered by, tho rails, thespnee left for expansion. -BANANA GROWING. The Native of Central America De pends on It for His Living. lint Me Has to Work Dot a Fort nlfiht to Secnre Food for n WUoli Veur Bow the Fmlt Is (ironrn. The headqnarters of the banana trade in Nicaragua is Bluetields, until recent ly the capital of the Mosquito reserva tion, whence about 1,000,000 bunches are, or were, annually exported to the United States. But for the banana and the plantain the natives of Central America would have to live by the sweat of their brows; possessing the banana and plantain, I hey may toil or not, as they please. There is no necessity. A fortnight's intermittent labor will supply a man und his family with food for a year. During the 11 months and two weeks re maining they may swing in their ham mocks if they think ft. Their dinner will alwaj-s be within arm's reach, so to say. One of tho "notions" of that much misunderstood and unfortunate reform er. Col. Walker, the "filibuster," was to destroy every banana and plantain tree in Nicarag-ua. It would have been a task for Hercules. Whether he was in sober earnest, or merely expressing- a wish, is of no consequence; he was right in his conclusions. Only by doing so and making replanting a penal offense could he hope to overcome the innate in dolence of the people and compel them to be industrious and happy. For the planter with small means that is with a capital of $1,000 upward I know of no occupation so certain to realize a decent income as growing bananas, provided that the plantation is writhin easy reach of the sea, and1 there are Bteamers to carry his produce to NewOrleams.New Yorkor London. That is of prime importance. Tor the rest, he may tickle the soil and it will laugh with a harvest. He need not take any risk. lie may sell his produce to. the captain of a fruit steamer for 25 cents a bunch, pocket the money and have done with it. And this plan has many advantages, : The banana is cultivated from suckers springing' from the roots of an existing tree, generally known as the "stool." These suckers are detached and1 planted. They strike and shoot up so fast that it is no great exaggeration to say that you can see them grow. In a year or less the planter harvests the first crop. The banana has no tmnk, but a soft, fibrous, so-called stem, composed of the leaf stalks rolled one over the other. which grows to from ten to twenty feet in height, and withers after the fruit busripenedi The tree is seldom known to seed. The roots, however, furnish shoots or suckers year after year, until the stool is exhausted. The. purple flower blossoms on long spikes, sprimg i ng from the cluster of leaves which ap pear to open out from the stern. The flower spikes are often four feet long, and the bunch of fruit which succeeds the blossom comprises from eight to twelve dozen bananas, weighing1 from 30 to CO pounds. The leaves are from six to ten feet long and from one to two feet wide. When the leaves are newly opened the tree has a most graceful ap pearance. For successful cultivation a cool, rich and moist soil is required', the alluvial deposits of the river bottoms, or the higher land where rain is abundant or water plentiful. Bananas grown on high ground are said to be finer than. those of the valleys. In preparing a plantation the trees and brushwood should be cut down, and after lying a month to dry, burned and the ashesspread over the land. The suckers, which, being very abundant, may be purchased at a low price, are then planted at a distance of from 12 to 15 feet apart, or say 200 to the acre. In Mexico, as will be seen presently, they are often planted much more .closely, 1,000 trees to the acre being .common. After the first crop is harvested the stems should be cut down, chopped into short lengths and heaped1 around the roots, whence spring the new suckers. Philadelphia Press. AVERAGE HEIGHT OF MEN Natives of the Cnlted States fke Tall est of All Caucasians. During the war measiuremanta were made of over 1,000,000 meniu the United States army, anxl it was found: that tho average height of men. born in tlie United States was 67.8 inch-es. Accord ing to Topinard, the average height of Englishmen, Scotchmen, and Swedes is 67.4 inches; Irishmen, 57;. Germans, C6.2; Frenchmen, 65; .Danes, 6.2; Rus sians, 65.4; Chinese, f34; Bushmen., 62; Laplanders, 00.7; American Indians C8.2; ratagonians, '70.'3. Taking these measurements as a basis, the avexa.ge for the world would be about 65.8. Na tives of the United States, It will be ob-' served, are taller than any other repre sentatives of the Caucasian race, ajxl it is an interesting fact that residence on this continent, or, at least, the north ern part of it, tendls to dsvelop all the races irr respect to height, weight and muscular power. Thus, in the army measurements referred to the average height of foreign born, citizens was less than the average of American-bom, but greater than tihe average in their re spective countries. Tho high average of the Indians is another point dm proof. Xo statistics of the height of women have ever been tabulated'. Accoxdfiigr to Gcrlaud, tho variation, in tihe height of females of the various races is very much less tham of men. In the shortest ami weakest races the females are physically equal to the males, and1 some times surpass them. On the other hamd, where the stature of the males ia con sidered above the normal, the female departs little from it St. Louis Glcbe-Democ-nt. O SS "27 O STJ.X.A. . . Tho fae-Binilo BICYCLE INSURANCE. It Is Not Always to lie Implloltlr Ha iled On. There is a lawyer in New York who has no patience with, the fakir who re sorts to the old confidence games when the popularity of the bicycle offers such a wide field for genteel swindling operations. In. conversation with a bi cycle dealer the other day, the lawyer told of one form of swindling-. Said he: "A man came into my office the other day to see what I could do for him. He had insured himself and his bicycle in a western concern. The pol icy cost one dollar a year. He insured the bicycle for $100. He was to get six dollars a week if he was laid uo by inr juries received in an accident net daie to his own negligence while riding on a bicycle, and if he died within 30 days of the effects of the accident his heirs were to reoelve $300. And there were various other clauses in the policy which promised him sums ranging from $3 to $S00 for permanent injuries. He and his wheel had been damaged about $16 worth, the concern wouldnt pay, and ho was hot about it because he had been told that the concern never dldpay any thing to anybody only took in money from bicyclists at the rate of one dollar apiece. Well, I wrote on to tlhe con cern in the west, callinig on them to set tle up, and they simply wrote back that they weren't satisfied that the accident wasn't due to his own negligence, and if he thought he had a good case, why he could come on and sue and welcome to So it. "There was no way of reaching the concern in this state, it would ' have oost $200 or $300 to go out west anl sue for the $10. and there dddn't seem to be anything more to do. My client was simply out one dollar, and had gained some experience. But the affair struck me as exhibiting an eay way of mak ing money." "There are bicycle insurance con cerns like that," said the bicyclo dealers. "I know of another that does pay sometimes, just the same aa policy dealers do pay sometimes when a customer makes a hit. This concern istroes a policy that purports to insure against damages to the bicycle oansed by collisions. It seems to read all right, but when a friend of mine called, upon tihe concern to do some fixing to his wheel, made necessary by a pileup on the Coney island cycle path, they asked him: 'Were you in collision with a public vdhicle?" and when he asked what they meant they showed him a clause in the policy which limited, it to collision with publio vehicles, and ex plained that a publio vehicle was a trolley car, for instance. 'But you pre tend to Insure against collisions of any kind,' my friend remonstrated. 'So we do,' they rrplied. 'We will insure you against collisions with public vehicles, hansom cabs, cows, single wheels, tan die ms, or anything you like to-dhoose. But you have to choose your accidents in advance, You couldn't expect us to insure you against everything for a dollar, you know.' And that appeared to settle it." N, Y, Sun. STAFF OF LIFE 13 IN DANGER. Doctors anil Otters Now Claim Tbat Bread Is Dad (or tho Wealth. And now tho Uootors. and 6ther peo ple who think for us and tell us what to do and what not to do have begun an attack on bread, 'the one thing1 which has always been considered impervious to the doctor's probe and the micro scoplst's instruments. In London the war has boon started and the wise ones are coming1 out In the mogazines and newspaper declaring- that bread, far from belnff the aaft of life, might al most bo considered, tho staff of death. T. P. O'Connoy is th leader of the as sault and be ddvancca some novel and interesting1 orgumsnts in, support of his position 'that bread U highly in jurious and should abandoned as a steady dletv . "It is a question," says O'Connor, "which lies at tho basis of the health of every person, Jn the community. If the balance of expert opinion should prove that bread is a destructive ngunt to di gestion and health, as so many people think, lu jt not tiins that the nation should bo told so authoritatively and: that another system of dietary should bo recommended for adoption ? To pei sist in the nso of aty unhealthy diet is ethically as gTcnt an offense against ourselves as the absorbtion of gin by the sot of the west or the eating of opium by tho wastrel of the east." The contention of those who are op posed to tho catlnff of such large quan tities of bread is that since it contains so ranch, starchy matter it Is very dif ficult of digestion, and imposes a great and unnecessary strain On the digestive apparatus. O'Connor declares that a number of people have come, under his notice who have abstained from bread for years and they hevo retained their faculties unimpaired to a ripe old age. The late Sir Isaac Holdon is perhaps" one of the best examples of this theory. He lived to be Dl years old and retained every faculty nntil the very last. He was very active in and outof parliament and smoked and drank in moderation. All of his friends attribute his longevi ty to the fact that he avoided all foods rich in starch, including bread. Starch foods are not digested in the stomach, but in tho first Intestine. They aro thirs difficult of digestion, and, therefore, less healthy than other dietary articles. Chicago Chronicle. Polished Celluloid Surfaces. To obviate the rough or dull surface resulting1 from coating- paper, wood, etc., with fluid celluloid, the objects, before or after mounting, are brought into contact, in a heated condition and under high pressure, with highly-polished melal surfaces, the celluloid coat ing being softened and pressed closely against the polished surface and al lowed to remain under pressure until cool. Scientific American. Railways in Holland are so care fully managed that the accidental deaths on them averago only one a year for th entire country. J&l, " ft WILL YOU SHAKE HIM Or Let Jack Shake You. We are showing some of the New Styles ia Ulsters and Storm Coats THIS WEEK. So that you may get an idea of what they look like and what they cost PRICES $7.00 to SI 9. For Men all Sizes. PRICES $2 49 to $7. For Boys, ages 4 fb 16. Pick one out auy time, we will save it for you and gunrautoe j ou will i ot have tc pay ns much as others ask for same quality. Lots of Overcoats soli last week. When you get one re member ; TH Urr a. Main Entrance, 89-91 Bank St ELEVATOR ENTRANCE, 84-86 South Main Street. FEEDING TKE CHILD. The Food Has Much to Do witl tho Temperament. That imperfect nutrition is the cause ot mucn oi inai emotiunai estrangement in childhood which is called irritability, ugliness, viciousness. or something of that sort, has been sat isfactorily evidenced to the writer as the result of a number of observations which he has1 been able to make upon young children. The following case is typical of many others: H -Was a well-formed child at birth, and con tinued to develop normally during her first five months. Throughout this time she slept very well, and for the most part seemed happy and contented. The constant expression on her face showed healthy feeling, and she rarely made a disturbance. At about the fifth month a change seemed to grad ually come over her. She did not sleep so well; the expression on her face showed Ies3 happiness and con tentment, and by the sixth month she could be called an irritable and peevish child. She who had been previously an especially happy child did not now smile often; and the things which or dinarily attract children of that age seemed to be of little moment to her. , Some member of the family was now kept busy much of the time endeavor ing to soothe her troubled spirit. This state of affairs continued until about the eighth month, when it was decided to make a change in the diet. She was given a food rich in materials to nour ish the nervous system, and within a week it was observed by all who knew her that there was a marked improve ment in her temperament. After two weeks of proper nourishment she had regained her former restfulness, sleep ing peacefully a good portion of the time; and gradually the expression of irritability and moodiness disappeared. Her face would now light up as former ly with pleasant smiles whenever any one she knew was about, and once more she appeared to every one as a very good-feeling, happy child. Trof. M. V. O'Shea, in Appleton's Popular Science Monthly. Coal Not n Monition of War. In time of war a neutral may allow a belligerent's warship to enter its ports, and may give 'it water and pro visions enough to let it reach, its own nearest port, but it may not provide munitions of war. Coal originally was not a "munition of war," because when the principle of international law be came settled there were no steam ves sel. Trobably a man-of-war could ob tain coal enough to enable her to reach her nearest home port by the nearest route; 6he certainly could not get any more. Corsica. Hamilton Aide corrects the impres sion that Corsica is full of bandits. Afurder Is not uncommon from love quarrels or the vendetta, but a trav eler may go from one end of the island to another, unarmed and unescorted, without f ar of violence or pillage. WATERBDRY FDREITDRE: CO, 135 TO 169 EAST MAIN ST. JOHN MORIARTY Replies to Miss Sarah J. Pritchard and the To the Editor of the ' Democrat" : The building operations which I have on hand, together with my other du ties, le ive me little time iu which to reply to the distinguished authoress who . did me the honor of mentioning my name in last Monday's American, .aild tnUld,; v exceptiou to the work which I thiulc ouuht to be done at Library park.; , - , It is the most natural thing iu the worlt for tlios .'. who deli ;ht ia living for . the dead to be opposed to those who delight in promoting the welfare of i her -living. , ' Those of us who nre Christians believe that this world ia made for the living. :. and NOT for the dead. , A v. Those who have worked well for the livin aud were burie 1 many, years . ago where Libraiy park now stands, linve g t tliei. reward among the efcetj-" ani have nothing but pity for jO)r sinners like .Miss Pritchard and myself'1 who: are1 , struggling here below. My letter will not be iu vaiu if I can only interest oiflf distinguished authoress in earing for the living. ,. She has very valuable property in this city, for which she has 're fused fabulous prieei, while constantly -'nskin aid from the city fathers, in thjway of . reducing her taxes for the sake of a "little gain."' '"J If the venerable lady was not opposed to progress, her tenants would, cot be leaving lier uuiiuings, a-rats uo a sinking snip, ine property oi tca-.Tiuu . should not be an eyesore to the community. ' Bus the funni: s:. thing of all is to liud the Iloa S. AY. Kellogg on the side"of - the eiiamies of progress, after all we have done for him in sending him tOCon, gress tin ee times. - : : ir.- ( Well, we shall remember the aged ttatesman for what he HAS done., lie was useful once, but alas ! 70 years have done their work. ' '. ' "t'' t- - Let us contract the spirit of the dead with that of the living. LisUp.lo the Amer;ea:i Eagle sci earning to-day with delight over the possibility of AVaierbury 'y having a new opera house ! And in connection therewith a magnificent , brick ' block, 12U feet front, four stories high, where the hustlers of the community jre. .. runniug over each other to get veuls. Yes ! and the hustlers are welcome ; nonfl others need apply. ' , - ' " Oue hundred thousand dollars thrown into the caps aud pockets ot the peo- pie after a bitter four years' pane? " y. Xrj-l And then to make st.U further improvements, the Waterbury Furniture . Company gives its ma inilicent stock over to the people nt half price. Wonderful phenoaiena! This is the kind of blood which has made the name of . the Water- t . ' . .. .. 1 ..... . . r . ' i q Vtoofo rP 4-1, a .. 1 . l.....A m.l. " UU1T runillUic vuii.ujiij ... ' . . ' .. us what we are. Wry respectfully, f ' JOHX MORIARTY. -Cut Frice Sale of Carpets and Draperies now in progress"' All Catpe'.s purchased at the sale will be Made, Lsid an$r". Lined Free of Charge, D E S-C-Il I B-ED in a few words,) ia up-to-date in every r spect, good quality and sold every vherev . at .'oo. v - . . . s--.u ij ii i . - v-v s-4 iiv m-r j-k r m The Waterbury AMATEUR WORK IN ELECTRICITY Anyone Can Produce the Mysterious Force t Following tne Formulas. Few things are so interesting for a family group as experiments in an amateur way with electricity and the mysterious forces which can. be easily prodiueed by followingcertain scientific formulas. One ofthesimplest methods of prodiucing a mildlcunren-tof electrici ty is to insert a steel knife and a silver fork in a large orange. The handles of the kniDe and1 fork should) ' be soma inches apart and if they are connected by an. electrical measuring instrument a perceptible current will pass. A cucumber or any acicL fruit may be sub stituted for the oratigE. The making of a voltaic pile, is a simple thing and when it is completed the current produced may be allowed to pass through: a dozen or more per sonsseatedin a room-. All the parapher nalia necessary wlil not cost a quarter. Ten or more pieces of. zinc an inch square and the same number of pieces of copper of the surae size should, be nsedl and) with) them thesame number of pieces of paper, the latter soaked in vinegar. When these nre at hand ar range the pile in alternate layers of zlno and copper with vinegar-soaked! paper between that is, first lay dowoi a piece of copper and on it a piece of paper; then placo a piece of zinc andl on that a piece of paper; then copper and1 paper and so on alternately, sep arating the metals with the paper each time an5 being1 sure that at either end of the pile is- a piece of zinc and a piece of copper, Tiihen. the pUe j3-compieted it should foe soaketHiB vinejjar a mwnant ac.di then wiped dry. Then the experimenter by placing a foxefl-njrer at either end of the pile can easily feel thecurrent pass ing' through his body. In a number of parsons sit in a circle a-ndl clasp hands and those at either end of the line touch respectively one of the voltaic pile, the current will pass throu.gh the entire party. A thermopile, in which: tho current is produced by beat, is mode by fas tening the ends of six-inch, strips of German silver and Copper wire in, Y shapes, joining them until a succes sion of V's or W's is produced. Then the string of wire lengths should be bent into the form of a star and the inner points will be close together, A lighted candle placed in the center, equidistant from each point, will pro duce a current which can be pjainly felt. Chicago Chronicle. Enemies of Progress 'S uac icaiuiasi:o n uv nave ui.ua 'i n r m- u n vv nr ia: s j m - - ,- 1 'J Furniture Co. -J w nit . n, . . , L . ; J .1 1 1 T . Pent businessconducted for moderate FCES.- ' Sour Office is Opposite. O. S. pTEOTOrT , t 5 and we can secure patent ia lu tima I nan uwl O ? remote from Washington. . . . . Send model, drawing or photo., tnth utstnp ftion. advise, if patentable or not Ires cf e.. charsre. Our fee not due till patent is secure a. -A PAMPHLET " How to Obtain Fatbits,1' wrtfcf i, cost of same in the V. S. and -foreign ceeotrissK ,, sent free. Address, i-tf i.Jt PATENT OFFICE, WASHIRGTOH. D. C. LOSING FLE8HPU Then something Is wrong. Np mattOf j what the cause, this going the wrong way must be stopped.' You must fop :i that little hacking cough. You must aC, well. l' You must sleep well.' - ' f nH ANGIER'S a -vtj. Petroleum U EMULSION HpwU will help you to do all this. Perhaps yo thought cod-Hver oil was necsitij,si' have dreaded the necessity of fa&fitff itt Your sensitive stomach rebelled'it C6d liver oil is not necessary. Our Pti seeping mn. t Sold by all druEffUts. SOc. and Slipa Angler, uiieinical i;o.,AJiston uiatric To Dry Wet 'SsOesi1''"' i First wipe off gently with a soft clotty all surface water and mud; thea,"whilfc. still wet, rub well with paraffin oil, ua-S ing for the purpose the f urred. sde of1 flannel. Set them aside .until -i pa tlally dry, when a second ' treatment of oil is advisable. , They majr.then bes deposited in a conveniently- 'warm.-., place, where they will dry gradually and thoroughly. Before applying', blacking or kid dressing, give them a. final rubbing with the flannel, s still slightly damped -with paraffin, and yon' boots will be soft and flexible 'tea ne kid, nnd be very little affe6ted by the Hath in the rain. N. Y. Tribune. - It is no unusual thing1 for a vessel . plying between Japan and loadon to carry 1,000,000 fans of all kinds as a ingle item of its cargo. ' The Modern Cleaner Will not cause the hands 'U'--' to redden or chap. , It leaves them.;.sruooth and soft.; " Vt Grocers T TO ' ' yuii -era i . w : i A J It