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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1897.
' TYPEWRITES SIAMESE. fn American Machine Made to tfea Order ot Siam'i Ivlnff. 1 In the -window of a typewriter com pany on Broadway is a typewriter tlie keys of which are inscribed with figures Whibh look like studies in various spe- eiea of bacilli. They are Siamese char acters, and the machine is one of a nuni er built to the. order of the king of Si am, who la now traveling- in Europe. There are 76 characters on the key . board, a number of which are in the bature of accents, qualifying-the other characters, and these are so related to the letters, that in all about 1,500 char acters can e produced from the key jboard. The accents all have to be upon dead keysZ-tbat is, keys that -when, truck, do not cause a movement of the (carriage, so that the accent may first be printed and tiien the letter, without bayfc to move the carriage back. In BCTtne words it is necessary to use as many a three, accents, says the New aTorkSim. . l There are no capital letters. Besides Hhe alphabetical characters there are the usual ten numbers in Siamese script tte company first began making- these Bnachiaes about throe years ago, under Ihe Instructions of a secretary of the Siamese court-, who came to this coun try Jot thefepecinl purpose. There are now several hundred of the machines la Slam, and the saving- of time and Jabor is much, greater than would bo lhe case In any occidental nation, as tho tBlamese have no script;, and all letters tare printed indivdurJIy. In no respect tloea the mechanism differ from that of the English, writing machine, save in the unimportant matter of the "dead keys." There are T keys, the 6ame taumber as the regular machine of this moke. i.. PLAYING A fUNNY GAME. Ijr the Lamba Are Always Fleeced on the S too It Exchangee. " ,The use of chips and counters is a . jgreat convenience In such games as Jpoker, faro and the like, says the Arena, i (The business, -so balled, of the stock ex- j (caange, in. wall street, ana eisewnere is carried on by the use of tokens or bits Jef 'paper designated as Bonds and stock certificates, which are supposed to en title the holders of them' to certain divi dends to foe declared by managers of (railway and other corporations or to 'certain interest Installments-payable at stated times.' Thecroupier at faro guar antees prompt payment in cash to the chip-holders at the end of the game. The seller of stocks and bonds in the game Ja"the street" guarantees nothing ex Icopt the title and genuineness of the Jshlps. The purchaser buys under th3 rule, caveat emptor as to price and value. Jfjie value of his purchase depends fnpon the volume of railway traffic, transportation rates, the state of the imoney market, the ability, thahonesty !pr dishonesty of corporation managers, ."tho manner in, "which corporation re ports and accounts are made and kept. 'whetber these reports and accounts are tirir or "cooked," -whether the officers jifear "smoked glasses," and the- like. N'ow, it is (plain that the so-called lambs" are at a disadvantage in this fcnslacss, or game. In faro the "splits" givt the dealer a small percentage of advantage, but this the player under stands and may calculate on; the con tingencies and rascalities in the etock tfeallDg game, however, are incalcula ble, -k A KING'S GIFT. tWt(Um Preient of George' III. In a i Boston Mueun. f Ctudded -with hundreds of daaamonds, fSTV&l and small, Ides in a glass case in b Boston, Mascara of Fine Arts the Wedding gift of Peorge TH. of England to nls bride, Queen Charlotte, says the Globe. Very recently this superb ad jftitton to toe treasures of the museum Ml been procured through the death of i ho ' lady In nviioseu life -possession it jas iT8sted.-t 1 CCltis magnificent and historically in teresUiwr y elio, is a chatelaine iwatch,. b4lh befttflasp, band and pendants, all Ipf the finest gold and tftickly incrustcd !wltt Jewels. It was presented by King Deorga to his queenatthelrmarriagein JlSCJ, BflC by her was worn, no doubt, at pjaoy, a gay and social function of state ceteoUttilak -L lla0le,n'tatloa f watch apd eta -fiUohmenrba are in the .hig-heet de gjtee elaborate. The -clasp, which is fecsrou, in size, bears In its center, (within fln oral of Japis lazuli, the queen consort's crown, resting upon a cushion, ftha-'Wnole wrought in diamonds. On the "bond below the clasp, on, a similar Jcfcjround, are daintily en-wrought, aviso a diamonds, the royal scepter, eur Knotnvted by its cross,' and the rod of jqiilty, tipped .witih the dove. The two xodanre crossed and are united at the point of juncture by a delicate ribbon SAiaznonde. Upon the watch itself, aki, appears upon a background of t cie the monogram "C. B.," surmounit by a crown, also "wrought in pre vious stones. " - ..j- feeissors and Cornet an Bscntcheon. One day in 1730 a beautiful carriage ppearsd on the -boulevards of I'aris with an escutcheon in- the shape of a fcair of corsets and an open pair, of scissors painted on the pafiel of each door. This was the coat of arms of Rhonibcrg, the first man who made a name as a woman's dresmaker. Ehom berg. who was the son of a Bavarian .peasant from the neighborhood of Munich, owed iis rapid success to his genius for concealing and remedying 'flefects of figure. He left an annual ip one of 50,000 francs to his heirs, .Spanish, and French Swordiwomen. ' Spanish nnd French women of tho Ugher class are usually expert sword women. They are taught to fence as learefnlly and accurately as their broth ers, andfhere are numerous schools in the ,two countries where youug women Sar 'taught not only to fence, but to handle the broadsword. It is consid jered one ot the best possible forma of jaVlyjerc'!uv , FOR THE HOUSEHOLD. X Variety of Hints Which May Prove of Use. When perfumes are not disagreeable lo a patient it is well to use them freely in a sick room, as they are a protection against contagion. It is eajd that if lavender water is sprayed through tho living rooms of houses situated in a malarial locality, It will prevent the oc lupants from contracting the disease. The back and arms of an old chair lhat seem to be of no use Will moke an ixcellent bed rest for on invalid. The; :est is made by cutting away the seat md legs and padding the back nnd irms with pieces of an old comfortable ind covering this with some delicate :olored chintz or satine, or, when the rest is in use, one may fill the back and tides with pillows. AVhen hanging sash curtains in the summer cottage windows and rods arei not at hand, take picture wire. It can, be fastened securely from brass-headed' hails, the curtains can be readily drawn Upon it, and it will not sag as a piece of! twine will. i Do not forget in packing away silver tor the summer to put a few pieces of camphor in the box with it. This will help to keep the silver from becoming discolored, as it oftentimes will when not in use. Mothers in the country with children will do well to visit the barn and se cure a box of oats to keep at hand. Wet shoes, as soon as they are removed from the feet, should be filled with the oats and left until perfectly dry. The oats absorb the moisture in the leather and preserve the shape of the shoe. Tigs that have become dried may be freshened by laying- them upon a plate and placing the plate in a steamer until the fruit is softened and full. Boll the figs in confectioner's sugar and let them stand in a warm room awhile. Jow that the berry season has come around the convenient little article for hulling strawberries will be doubly ap preciated. With i a cherry 6toner and something for removing hulls or ber ries, the housewife does not look -upon this preserving season with s-uch dread, iand stains upon dainty pink linger nails are a thing of the past. A, piece of nanraw webbing, such as is used for holding furniture springs in, place, sewed upon the tinder edge of rugs, will prevent the corners from curling; moreover, the rugs are not so likely to pull out at th ends when taken hold of too near the edges when they are beaten. Crusts of bread are (better than a soft cloth for rubbing photographs, engrav ings or paintings to remove soiled marks and dist. The bread ehoxild.be E4 hours old. N. Y. Sun. SCRAP BOOKS. A. Good Wny to Amnse and Insfract the Children. The primary school is not the only place nowadays where "busy work" is employed to keep hands and'brains ont of mischief. The "wise mother knows that her little ones must be given some thing to do, and she catches at every device for employing the time and also for training the intellect. All children love to cut paper, and this fact is full of suggestions. Let all papers and old books containing pic 'tures be carefully saved. Get the child a pair of small, blunt scissors and teach him to cut out pictures well, with margins and names preserved. This in itself is a valuable lesson. In neatness, and the little pupil also learns to hoard up articles which in many homes are consigned to the waste basket A shoe box will serve nicely as a receptacle for these pictures. Now take a tablet of good heavy paper, if possible ten inches in length by six in width. Unfasten the ieaves and fold them in pairs crossways. Sew these, inside a strong manilla cover cut the same 6ize.,, (The unlettered parts bf a clean flour sack make 'good cov ers.) Pretty little books containing ten pages are thus made, and if sewn with bright-colored silk or worsted are made still more' attractive. -'-" Supply the child with smooth paste and a 6mall (brush, and' teach him to use them neatly. Show him the impor tance of placing th picture straight, and exactly in the middle of the page. He knows more abouti playing than anything else, therefore let his first book be a "play book." Decorate the cover fancifully (rather let him do it under your direction) and print the tiame and that of the owner in ink. Allow him '"to exercise his taste and tjude-ment in selecting the pettiest and mocl effective illustrations; talking them over as they are pasted! in, and afterward, may1 inculcate" many im portant lessons. . , Jvext a "work book" may be made of pictures showing children engaged in any occupation. Katuraly follows a "rest book" and valuable lessons in im portance of sleep and quiet. An "ex ercise.book" may1 also be made. By this time the little worker has become. quite proficient in classifying pictures. Let him make books illus trating the three kingdoms. Provide him with an qld geography or two, and he will soon have little volumes illus trating occupations of men, queer peo ple, queer babies, odd vehicles, bridges, etc. If he visits a menagerie or show, he may make a (book containing pic tures of the animals he saw. Washing ton Home Magazine. - . The Smell cf Ilaln. After a summer .shower you must have often noticed ,lx.at fresh, curious, but not unpleasant odor that rises from the new watered earth. - Lately it oc curred to a well-known man of science to investigate the cause. It proves to be produced byaeomjiound never before discover td, of which in a pound of soil less than one hundred-thousandth of an ounce exists. This compound has, as far as known, some of the properties of camphor; but eo very little conld be obtained that there was much; diffi culty In conducting the experiment. Cincinnati Inquirer. A GRIM STORY ABOUT WILLIAM. Tho Traglo Mystery of Ltent. Von Hahnke'a Death. The German emperor is never so thor oughly happy as when heisconcentnat dng attention on himself, and he aip iparenitly has not yet reached the limit iof astounding pranks he is aapable of ip laying in order to be well under the jl imelight on th e European stage. This 'makes it all the more curious that one of his many dramatio entrances and ex Jit s, which was closely followed by the (tragic death of a young companion, has Ibeen ehut off from the public gaze by the curtain of silence raised only for ii brief moment to ehowthe august fig cure of the imperial protagonist in un teertain light dimmed by the mist of im probable fiction. It will be remem bered how a short time back the world was pained by the information ithat the imperial navigartor on board the yacht Uohenzollerh, ofE the Norwegian coast had received a bad black eye. Elabo Irate explanations were at once forth jcoming as to the clumsy flapping or f all jing of vaguely placed rope on one of the best-appointed vessels manned by perhaps the smartesfcerewafloaffc. Then Icomes the tragedy in the shape of the sudden death next day of Lieut, von Hahnke, a promising young naval offi cer on board the Hbhemzollern, and the press of Europe was compelled to swal low the astounding canard that this young athlete expert at all manly ex ercises had landed and ridden a bicycle over the edge of a cliff into the 6ea. All this goes very well, and the" en tourage of the kaiser may be recom mended as artistic in fiction of no mean order. But the grim story which is now -muttered under hft hreflth in land wlioee loyalty is so soTely tried by the feverish fumrng of William, the Au tocrat is of a much simpler kind. It (tells of a young officer, who, maddened by some biting speech or roujrh, im pulsive act of the fiery kaiser, so far for got himself as to strike his sovereign. and then, on the next day, seeing tlhat pll was over with him, took his own ruined life. If this tragedy be true, even in part, ft has its own precedient in history, if not in grave pity. By such needless mystery and careful concealment of the details of the young fellow's death, added to the foolish ex planations vouchsafed to the not al together imbecile world, that the Ger man authorities should turn men's Iminds to the gravest interpretations, even where the issue is less serious, is most curious. The fatality which, im pels the kaiser to do the wrong thing with unerring accuracy, as instanced by the congratulatory telegram to King Humbert and the count of Turin on Biis late duel with Henri d'Orleans, is (omnipresent. In this case the re jvenge will be certain, though. awhile de ferred, for William has thereby ruined Biis chances of being invited to Paris for the great exhibition of 1900 a trip on .which he is known to have 6et his heart. Harold Frederic, inN. Y. Times. FAST TRAINS THE SAFER. Reasons Why They KUL Fewer Per sons Than Slower Trains. j "There seems to be an impression," paid a railway superintendent, speak ing of the fast service the railways a,re Snow giving, "that tho fast trains are the most dangerous for people to ride ,rn, and timt more persons axe killed! lint crossing tracks, etc., than by the traina which, are slower. This is a, mis talke. j "The Pennsylvania Iiaiiway com ipany has given this matter special at jtenftion, and has statistics to show tlhat, n proportion to the fast and slow jtrains run, more accidfents iuavei oc curred to the slow train and more per j&ons not in the employ of the company jkilled'by the slower trains. Men in change of fast passenger or freight trains are constantly on the -watch for Idanger. The. engineer feels that there Bs more at stake, and one will notice .'that the blasts of his whistle are moire frequent and" sharper; that) the fireman Bs more particular to ring the bell fcvhen passing through, a town or a city lor near a hig'hway crossing. x It would jbe difficult to find people living on the Bines of the roads which run fast trains ithiat have not heard of the Chicago limited on tihe Pennsylvania lines, the !fast express, 'Ko. 2, between St. Louis land New York, over the Vandalia and) emsylvania lines; the Empire state ress, the Knickerbocker on the Big jFour, and the hundreds of other fast trains. Fast trains are run nearer on time, and people know their time and Jkeep out of the way. The equipment pf the fast traina i3 kept at the best (standard, and everything conduces to !make thiemi safer to ride on and less Jlia'ble to injure people at highway icrossingsand in passing througb. towns land cities. The Peninsylvainia trans jportation department is fully eartisfied) Ithat the above statement is correct." ! 1 Th'e same remark will apply to the ifreight service. In 1888 12 miles an hour was considered the highest speed Jimit for a 'freight train,, and J. J.( Ti.vrner, when superintendent of the Indianapolis division of the Panhandle, vas the first to increase the speed of freight trains in this section", sohetCul- jlng a train at 16 miles an hour between Indianapolis and Columbus. Com petitors soon took similar action and increased the speed of the fast freights to IS miles an hour, tjhent to 20 males,, which was the maximum for through; freight trains for several years, but with, the better track and better locoi motives some of the road are sch.ed' uling freight trains at 23 to 25 miles an, hour, using tike cchedluJes of passenger trains during the seventies and, eighties. Indianapolis Sentinel. L A Difference. i "I can argue with anybody here,"' said the contentious man, fiercely T can argue " ; "Oh, yes, you can argue," said thej quiet little man in the corner; "the mis- fortune is that you can't reason.' !8vston Traveler. OASTOIIIA. I; FARMER AND MEGAPHONE. A Pilot on a Boot Stops a Horse' In a Cornfield Near By. j I iwas on the upper Ohio this sum mer when ithe river was lor and' was much amused over the use To which a pilot put a megiaphone. He bought the thing to call ashore any message that might have been given the boat to Icarry. This w.as to save time, for those little boats in the local trade are a great deal like the old-fashioned mail carriers, anything to accommodate the people along the bank. We were In the pilot house, and the boat was TunDing up a chute near the West Virginia side of the river. In a cornfield was an old farmer who was following a plow behind an old flea bitten gray that only needed a half in vitation to stop at any time. The pilcrt put the megaphone to his mouth and shouted: "Whoa!" and the old gray whoaed. The farmer heard the sound, and he thought, evidently, that a neighbor was there or thereabout, for he looked around to see from whence the sound came. Then he tossed a clod at the old horse and started him np. "Whoa!" said the pilot, and again the old horse stopped. Then the old Eube went to the river bank and looked down in the willows, but not a soul could he see. He looked np and down and then at the steamboat, and scratched his head in surprise. He couldn't afford to waste any time in looking for the ghost, for he wen back to the plow and' started on with, his job. Once more the joking pilot said "whoa!" and again the horse stopped dead still. You could see from the boat that the old! fellow was all mixed up, for he looked up and down the river and then at the hillside behind him to see if he could find the man who was work ing him-and his old horse. -He made np hie mind that he would take it out of the old gray, awd to fix for the occa sion he went to the underbrush and cut a stick that was ten feet long. He started the horse wiith a vengeance. When the pilot hollered "wjioa!" again the old man gave the gray a lick that sounded, clear to the boat. We could almost hear him say; j, "Thar, gol darn you, Til teach yon to stop when you .hear a epook hollerin' at ye." But the pilot kept up the good work and hollered "whoa, whoa, whoa!" and again and again the old man hit the gray. Finally it looked as if he had caught on, for he let the old horse stop while he watched the boat. Then the pilot thought he had had enough fun and he called out: "Feed the old gray; feed him. He's so hungry that he can't work. That's all the matter with Mm." Then old Pube got hn's voice and we heard' him say: "You go to thunder with your old voice! It'd stop a rail road train anywheres." , Cincinnati Commercial. ' AT A CHINESE FUNERAL. Elaborate Feast on the Gruve for the Spirit's Nourishment. The musical instruments are of such whimsical form as nearly to defy de scription, though they resemble in out line our flute and violin; and the sound which they produce being an almost unheard-of sound to us, ype have no Eng lish term that will adequately express it, saysLippincott's, Chinese music has a sort of softness ab4 melancholy in its tones that sometimes pleases, but it is so intolerably monotonous that if pro longed it becomes exceedingly irritat ing to the nerves. Tbey have no semi tones; indeed, they eeem only to blow Into the instrument or twang strings at random from the inspiration of the mo ment. However, It appears they have notes, though their compositions -are not of much scientific! value. You some times hear something like simple mel ody, ncft unlike that which runs through the chants of savages. The closing scenes maybe said to con sist of four acts; tliat of the mourners caking separate leave of their friend, each apparently trying to outdo the other in loud lamentation; that of gathering togetherall the silk and china and packing awaythe musical instru ments; that of the undertaker and the son of Erin still furtheV removing the traces, until only a mound marks the scene ; andthatofthe feast spread over the grave. And it wbuld.be an elaborate menu that would include the substan tial and delicacies calculated to nour ish the spirit while it lingers about the body awaiting resurrection. OF THE WORD "COUPLE." Tommy Demonstrates That the Terra Is Both Slnsrnlar and Plnral. Tommy was to'l tha "couple" was singular, and, to make him remember It, he had to write an essay about "A Couple." Tommy went into his study Corner, says Detroit Free Press, jwns quiet half an hour, exoep onoe, when' he demanded thei proper orthiogTaphy of one or tiwo big words, and this is what he handed his mother when, it was all dome1: ) "A Couple, There was a couple that went fishing. One-half of it wasn man ; the second half was a woman. It went in a row boat with a pair of oars, which Iwas also a couple. So that there was a coupte of couples. The woman' half of the first couple caught a couple of fish. Then there was three couples. Said the man part of the firat couple: 1 " 'We haive caught enough fish.' , "Then lb sat down together, and it put its arms around! it and said : " 'Oh, my don't!' "But it didn't act as if it cared much, dust tibem the boat ran into a stump and Stopped, This couple was very singular for awhile, but finally she said to it: " 'George, my dear, doesn't it think it is timeitio go home?' ' "It looked at its-watch and said: 'Yes, dearie, it is.' "Then this couple wns plural-, while bne of it rowed, home. "So a couple Is both singular and plural, just the same." ABOUT TREE RINGS. Comstseu of the Theory That They, Denote At Proved. Although forestry experts In Eu rope for more than a century have held the theory of determining the age of a tree by the ring markings to be abso Jately reliable, many attempts have been made in, this country to disprove It. To give its official support to tho theory the forestry division of the de partment of agriculture- has Just is sued a pamphlet on "the An nualRing." Thes yearly rings, in addition to be ing sufficiently well defined to be read ily counted, are alternately bands of lighter and darker colors, the former being the "spring ,wood,'i as it is known to forestry experts, wnlle the latter is the 'summer wood." The rings in a tree grown in a park or under general ly, favorable conditions are in marked contrast to those in trees which were hampered when' young o maTked, in deed, a to readily bcnotlced. In width the rings vary from one-eighth inch to tkree-ighths inch in hardwoods to from one-twentieth inch to one-eighth inch in conifers. In the determination of tho age of a tree or of a particular section it is de sirable to make a clean, smooth' cut; and in trees like poplar and willow, and even in 'birch, it is most convenient to cut out the particular cross section and allow it to drynefore the counting Is attempted. In many wood,.lf of thiifty growth, a clean saw cut is sufficient and the aid of the knife may be dispensed with. Generally a magnifying glass of some kind is helpful and in many cases indispensable, while with extraor dinary specimens even a compound mi croscope will be needed. ANIMALS IN HISTORY. Important Part That They Bare Played Stnoe tha Adam Incident. Ever since the serpent's entrance Into the Garden of Eden, where he became the cTViJurbing element, birds, beasts and reptiles have played an important part in the world's history, says Lip pincott's. According to the Moslem creed cer tain animals besides, man are admitted into Heaven. Atoong them atre Balaam's ass, which reproved the dis obedientprophetjSohimon'sant, wh Ich rebuked the sluggard; Jonah's whale, the ram of Ismael, caught by the horns and offered in "sacrifice instead of Isaac; the dog Kratim of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus; the camel of Salek, the cuckoo of Belkis, the ox of Moses, and Al-Borak, that conveyed Mahomet to Heaven. Sometimes the ass on which our Saviour rode into Jerusalem and the pne on which the Queen of Sheba appeared when she vis ited King Solomon are added to the list. These animals were said to be gifted with the power of ppeech. Balaam'sass spoke Hebrew to his master on one oc casion, the Al-Borak of the prophet Mahomet spoke Arabic and, according to Greek mythology, Arion, the wonder ful horse which Hercules gave to Adrastos, spoke good Greek; Xanthos, one of the horses as' Achilles, annoupced to that hero in Greek his approachinsr death, and the black pigeons gave the responses in the temples of Ammon and Dodona. SOME DULL BOYS. With a Bad Begrinnlno' They After ward Became Famous. When he was a lad in school. Sir Isaac Newton was at the bottom of his class more than half tihe time. Henry Ward Beecher used always to break down when asiked as he was every Sunday, when a boy to recite the catechism. .,s "Bmnce he is, and dunce he will re main," is what Prof. Dalzell, Walter Scott's teacher, used to say ot the boy whose novels ore still standards of Eng lish story telling, Charles Darwin, fa his autobiography, tells us thaA he "had m.uch zeal for sub jecta which interest ed'him;" whicti pos sibly could be said of the' dullest boy that ever vexed a teacher's heart. It was the collective opinion of Darwin's masteES thavC-a duller boy had never been Within hevechool walls. H. IUder Haggard, the novelist, was a pupil in ipswich school, ond is de scribed as a tall, lank.. youth, with a thick crop of Unktmp-thair, sharp fea tures, prominent nose, and eyes Which had rather a Wild look about them. In his classes he never took a high, place, and both his schoo'linates and) his mas ters looked on turn as a rather stupid boy. -. A Mouse's Oentnry Ran. A wheelman of Corunna, Mich., has to thank a mouse for the additloh of 08 miles to his cyclometer recordt says the New York World. He hung hi bicycle from his cellar ceiling, the other even ing, not far -from a. swinging shelf, where food was kept, A mouse bent on supper reached the shelf, and when he had sampled the viands leaped to the tire of tho front wheel. That Immedi ately began to revolve, and the mouse naturally ran to the highest part of it. It could stay on tho lop of the tire and it couldn't get enough foothold to jump to the wall. So it ran round and round the revolving wheel, a'na-the-sextmorn ing was found, alnrwrt exhausted, but still running, -with 9S ' miles to its credit. Bicycle Cvoq.net. Bicycle croquet is the latest novelty for cyclists. It requires a nicety of balaace and a delicacy of touch. The regulation hoops and balls're used, but it Is preferable that the handles of the mallets should be a little longer than those in everyday use. If the ex tent ot the lawn will permit it, the distance between the hoops may be In creased, The rules as to the progress of the ball are the same as in the usual game. It is permissible to advance the balls either by blow of the mallet or by a deft contact with the front wheel. When the wheel of the cyclist playing strikes the wrong ball he loses -his play. When a ployer dismounts before the end of the game ho is compelled to commence again. . MANY PROMINENT WOMEN Send Congratulations to Mrs. Pink ham on the Success of Lvdia E.Pinkham's Unqestionably the Most Efficient Remedy for Female Complaints in the World Its Sale This Year Unprecedented And the Num ber of Cures Performed Away Beyond ita Discoverer's Most Sanguine Hope. The following which we publish are extracts from a few of the mqre re cent letters received by Mrs. Pinkham from women who have been relieved of much sickness and pain by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound since the first of January. "I had womb trouble and suffered so r"CS much with bearine- down pains , and back ache that life was a burden your Com pound cured me I feel ten years younger, and stronger and bet ter than ever. I can never say enough in its praise." Mrs. T. H. Johnston, Centralia, Penn. "After great suffering with female weakness your Compound made me myself again." Mrs. A. H. Cole, New Kochelle, N. Y. " After three years' suffering with constant backache, bearing down pains, etc., caused by falling of the womb, I truthfully say your Compound cured me entirely." Mrs. Maud Boyd, Clar ence, 111." "Your "Vegetable Compound cured me when physicians failed." Isabell Oberg, 20 Chestnut St., Woburn, Mass. THE FRETFUL HABIT. Acquired by Those Who Suffer from Imao-inary Wronffi. A great many conscientious and ex cellent women of middle age fall into the fretful habit. They are naturally pf a timid, nervous temperament, and the adversities of the world, through Which every one suffers in a greater or lesser degree, have made them appre hensive for tho future.. It is very easy for such a person to establish the wor rying habit, and it is not easy when it is onoe established to conquer it. It is a very selfish practice, which destroys more effectually than almost any other habit the peace of mind of those per tons who are compelled to dwell with the fretting one. x It has been Tepeatedly and truthfully paid that more persons suffer from Imaginary wrongs than real ones, and tt is equally true that women wear out their nerves and hearts, and finally die worrying more over troubles that never come than over legitimate grief. There ore a vast number of people in the World who seem destined by the good fjord to live like the sparrows, from day to' day, grateful for th food and Inciter of the time, and without power to look far into the future. The only pule for such, people and the only rule for every one is to trust tho future to tha God who alone controls -the future. , Fretting and worrying is a direct dis obedience of tSe Christian command to "take HO thouirht for thft lrinrrnn " this clearly means we are to take no anxious thought. We are to do our duty day by day, and consider the "evil Of the day" as it comes, without addine burdens to the future which will unfit us for tho necessary work which we are given to do. Howt many a woman has pronght confusion and misfortune on herself and family by failure to remem ber that the evils of the day are suffi cient for her to consider. Worn out and heart-broken over prospective trouble, she has failed to do the work ph&t was given her to do, and real mis fortune followed. Sympathy is of very little value to a fretful person. It usually increases the trouble. The only remedy for frettin g lies in the -will of the individual, who must sternly resolve to trust the prob lems of the -world and of her own life to Heaven, and humbly and quietly do iher work day by day. A little careful Repression of the impulse to look on the dark side will some time work won ders on a fretful person. Sometimes the health is seriously at fault, for onela.noholia is recognized, as K disease. In such a case a change to f fecene, if possible, and cheerful com panions, will often drive away the (dusky abodes." Even in such a case the mind lies power at the beginning to conauer the tendency to worry, and every effort should be made to arouse the sufferer to the necessity of looking on the bright Bido of life.N. Y. Trib-fme. Vegetable Cnmnnnnrl - w r "" assaasBaa...saB..BHH.MMaa '' I find your Vegetable Compound invaluable for children with weak kidneys it cured me of painful men struation." Mrs. W. E. Gardner, Garv. 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Out of the vast volums of experience whjich she has to draw from it is more than possible that she has gained the very knowledge that will help your case. She asks nothing in return except your good will, and her advice has relieved thousands. Surely, any woman, rich or poor, la very foolish if she does not take ad- ' vantage of this srenerous offer of assisfe ance , ; LANDSLIDE EXPOSES COINS. jMilllons of Pieces of Chinese Monej i Sua Washed Ont by Rail A large find of old coins, which ha.v lain hidden underground for over 1,5M- years since tiie time of the three kingt doms was accidentally . broughtr t Sight last May In the Chushan disftrict n northwest Hupeh, during- a hav4 downpour of rain, says a Shanghai catv temporary. May 4 a eonsiderable traci pf land washed oft from a hill, and th landslip exposed the hidden treaanna The villagers in the neighborhood flocked to the spot, to help thmscf ret to it, and .the news. of the strangle dis covery was at once telegraphed Bis ex fcellancy Chang Chintung, who ordered (the local officers to gaither the ooini (with all dispatch. . It is said that tihe quantity gathered represents as many as 7,000,000 string : jand the coins are umusunjly largte, re bembling in size those of the Hsdenf ima reign (about 45 yeexv ego-) of the prea ent dynasty. The viceroy is senft&M 1300 string to' Peking under cbaiye at 2 Taotai for the perusal of the aenperor) jFhie coins bear on one sidir the eharao Iters of the reign of she meoairch and on the other (SzecUueni) the seat of tfa government that issued fbem. Spanish. Railroad Trains. . Spanish trains so seldom leays ttai ftlons on time, that the time tables U jmany cases merely Indicate tne hour ol . ,'derj arture sa v. ettrht and 'xnlttnteB,'i' .that is, an indefinite number of mini . lutes after. eignt. ' ' It is not the man who rides on t . (railroad pass who kicks least when th train is late. Washington Democrat. O "IB (I OIIU0 fl w for men is t I the shoe of 2 f - sense. Dot- J . lars and cents and brains an d sense can't produce J a better shoe J for the price. J Comfort g tyle. It is f I le shoe of 1 quaii ij f k through and J through. J (t many iyic, j t if many prices, t 1 u Only one J quality in u e ac n me , JgjRTAN FITZMAFRIGE. jSoleAceuts, VTatbW3 i . m ! IS) Z tJ ' 7 :