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MANUFACTURE OF GUN FLINTS.
It It On of the (Mdaat Trade, If Not th vry Oldest. There aro in all twenty-three differ entkinJsof flint made, but it requires tome ingenuity ti stretch them out so far. For instance, to make up the- list, you have gray muskots and block mus kets, where differenco is not at all in the workmanship, but in the alleged quality of the flint. Setting aside the minor kind, the main clashes of flint are for the common gun, the pockot and horse pistols, the musket, rifle and carbine. From the narrow point of his flake tho workman chips a diminutive flint for n pocket pistol, though not so many of these arc required as of a larger size for horse pistols. ISut the flints most in tequest aro the neat and well-shaped ones used for rifles, and tho biggest ot all are required for carbines. There is also a continuous, though not a very considerable demand for Etrike-a-li?iits, meant for the use of travelers an:l sportsmen who have had experience iu damp matches. Ah each of these has its own shape and size, which must bo accurately reproduced, it will be seen that the knappcr at the anvil has a task demanding both skill and judgment. Yet its execution has become so much a habit with him that he talks and chips away as if by instinct At every sharp pop down drops a gun flint, which he takes in his hand and lets tho hammer play round till tho sharp edge's aro blunted and tho rfzi made exactly what i3 required Tli6 speed at which ho works invy be in ferred from tlie fact that each man cal culates to turn out ou au average live thousand a day. In timo of pressure a knapper has been known by commencing very early in the morning and working 0 late hour at niyht to make nine thou sand. l!ut tint is deemed an extraor dinary and prodigious day's work. The employers, as well as the men, reckon that, taken nil the year rcurrl a a third of that number represents the output of a man. This means about twelve thousand a week, for it is an old custom in the tni.Te to make Saturday aud Monday holiJnys the former is devottu to play and the latter is given up to tool sharp ening. Knapping cannot be done unless the hammers are ia perfect order, and It is said that the only &miths that can put them right are a few in tho neighbor hoo.l of JJrandon, who have done the work from iufancy and know to nicety t!:o face and temper required. It H very diilleult to calculate the gross number of gun flints made an nually. as tho work is in more hands than oue, but iu all England thero aro certainly not thirty men who can shape a flint Jsusmess usod to fluctuate very much, an I in dull times some of tho operators were obliged to seek employ ment elsewhere. From half a dozen to a dozen knap- pers have constant work, however, and, while they do not make fewer than four million annually, they must bo verv busy to make eight million, lirandon is tho chief but noi. thu only seat of the manufacture. Gun flints are still made in small quantities at Malaga, for examplo, and Kpcciincns are to be seen in the British museum. Longman's Magazine None But Royal Baking Powder is absolutely pure. No other equals it, or approaches it in leavening strength, purity, or wholesomeness. (See U. S. Gov't Reports.) No other is made from cream of tartar specially refined for it and chemically pure. No other makes such light, sweet, finely-flavored, and wholesome food. No other will maintain its strength without loss until used, or will make bread or cake that will keep fresh so long, or that can be eaten hot with impunity, even by dyspeptics. No other is so economical. The Baking Powders now being offered in this vicinity, with the statement that they are " as good as Royal," have been shown by the official analyses to be composed of alum and detrimental to health. The official chemists" of the United States and Can ada, State analysts, municipal boards of health, and physicians indorse the great qualities of the Royal Baking Powder. Tub Wirn "Mcicv oa me! Johnny's I Realism Impracticable. Ecbort Eau failen in tliti town well, and it's ten feet I smiice "Do von know, society bus nevuu drop." Kiliior (calmly) "Five thousand dollars iia'iiayo. tlio paper cnlurcoil und tho junima. t) lifted. lh Lord will vid 3 1 ;- Allan la Con nt iiulion. prv- "Ilow do you know he loves you1 4,IIe said ho would die for me." "Is that all?" "Isn't that enough?" "Cer tainly not If he had said he would give up smoking for you, that would be a real proof of lov," X. Y. World. At the Opera.'! can't explain tho success of that singer." Nor can I." "She sings through her nose most atro ciously." 'TVrhapa that is the reason why everybody is waving a handker chief at. her." THE GENERAL MARKETS. KANSAS CITY. Feb. I. CATTLE Boit hooves I 8 SO t 6 31 SlocUar S 00 (j S 6J Nui:ro cows IK ((ISO HOGS Good to choliu heavy.. 5SU 7 J WHEAT .so. 3 rod CJtfjs tM .Na Shard 60 60 CORM-So. 2 mixoi SJ 30 OATS-Na S m.xod s ft tit KYK No. S 61 M . FlXHJU-Pv.eot, por Sick 17) U t 10 Kuuov IU (t BAY-Cholce timothy 8 00 A 9 M Fauoy prairie .. 7 W Q 8 09 BRAV M a 69 liUrTEiJ Choice creamery.... 25 & 28 CIIKESU-Fu.l cream 11 i& 13 EUGS-Choioe ) U 23 4 rUTATOBS 75 Q I 01) ST LOUIS. CATTLE Xutivos and shipping 8 SO & I 40 Tcxins 8 Si O 4 00 HOGS-Unavy 6 70 O 7 M JSHEE1-Fair to choice OJ Ql0 FLOUU-Choloe. 8 00 QtW WHEAT No. irod 68 & 88 COEN No. S mixed SB 89 V OATS-NoT mixed SJ (4 C!4 RYE No. S 63 ( U BUTTEK -Creamer r 87 Q 31 LARD Western steam 11 93 11 U POKK-New II 25 QZi 25 CHICAGa CATTLE - Common to prune... 171 OiK HOGS-Picklng sad shipping.. 8 6) O 8 05 SBKEP - Fair to choloe 4 60 Q 6 25 FLOUR Winter wheat 8 SO 4 00 WHEAT-No. red H1 Tt CORN-Not M 41 O 4i OATS-No.2 SI RYE ... 62( 63 BUTTER-Crcomery 90 ft 33 X.ARO A. It T7HII 83 FURK .. 18 tSH< 75 NEW YORK. CATTLE Native steers 3 80 CI I M HOGS Good to choice 6 00 OI10 FLO'JR-Goodtocboloe,. ...... 8 00 Q 4 25 WHEAT-Ko. f red 1id. 75 CORN'-No. t U 9 U OATS Western mixed 8849 40 BUTTER Creamery 20 & i FOKK-Mcsa If 09 fc 09 IIow's ThU! Wo offer O'ifl Hunlr-d Dollars Reward for any rimcoi' t.V.tr.rrl: tuulcuiLJt bo cured by JiHll's Cartarrh Cure. F. J. Cin:xr it Co., Props., Toledo, O. TCV tlie uii.lersiirntil, havo known F. J. Clioiiey f.r the l:;t 13 yours, aud believe liini perfectly liuimruulo in all business trausaenoin mid liiiauciully able to carry pi't nny oblizaticn ir.r.:1." by their Urn. West !t Tuf.vx. Wlioifsalo DrurtrWts, To lci'io, O. U'A:.nio. Kixsax et iLmvjx, Wholesale Urup'.'isis. Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Curo is taircn internally, nctiu jr direct iy upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the sysrern. Price TV. pur bot tie. cld by all Drupgists. Testhnouials free. Mavma "Ilobbie, what were you fight ing Tnuiiuio Jiiit:,' fori"' li.-bbie "Cause lie Piiid his overcoat was warmer 'n mine. r' 1 know it isn't, 'cause mine was bought at a cro sale." Inter Ocean. been wemvoson led in novels as it weally is." Tlmnis lilght "Certainly not. A novel must be brinlit onou.rii to bi? eutoitaiuiug before it wid succeed." Puck. MAnixr-'Tell me ciuuliJly, docs your wife can for you " Marigoid "O yes; I'd starve if tho didn't." Tnn barber can hold another man's jaw when he can't hold bit own. Phiiadelpuia Times. KlrV . A jr, Duli's Coup mm y'Vtt rur ;"u" I rongh fur oc. If Checkmated liirly, Ptheumatism is shorn of its terrors. When it is youuir, nuuihilalc it with llostotior's Stomach liitters ana prevent lii'e-ionjr tor ture. If it is chrome. U is ul-.vavs liable to attack the heart with a fatal result. The poisons taken to cure it simply ullcviato its pangs, aud arc themselves dangerous in a slignt overdue. Indigestion, iiver or kid ney trouble, costlveness, malaria nnd loss of appotiie and llebh aro remedied by tbe Bit ters. Tub UsrxL Cause. Lord Fitz Hud 'Sir Charlio is coiujr to niurrv an American ifii'l." Lord llaversnaJte "Xo Why, I had iio idea his nuances were so low as tnatl" Puck. Fob Corons axd Tiiroat Disorders nse Bnowx's KiioxciiuL Tuocnes. "Have never chuuged luy uaiud r-spei:iinjf them, except I think better of that which I began bv thinking wellof.'' Kco. Henri Watii Bccclit 'r. Sold oiny iu boxes. "TnnitE," said the procer, as he (rave the buy Half a dozen onions for a nickel, "I'm (loinir invhelf a rank injustiee. I'm civin ? you six scents for five." Washing ton Biar. 'Au&rust Flower 99 I used Aufirust Flower for Loss of vitality aud general debility. After taking two bottles I gained 69 lbs. I have sold more of your August Flower since I have been in business than any other medicine I ever kept. Mr. Peter Zinville says he was made a new man by the use of August Flower, recommended by me. I have hundreds tell me that August j Flower has done them more good than any other medicine they ever took. Georgb W. Dye, Sardis, Mason Co., Ky. 63 rem II of bad Rnrfinh! Toa 1'u n Mick Hu(tiub.llmuiwrmplexlon,8wDootnri' lllit. fianiplulnM. 04nniiUiTiul'i..u W.ttthRt.,ti'.Y. Cures Constipation CUBAN 8 'rh 910 thooMBdi 4 Inch, fll t Extra itininn IVrfcrla. tttk. Itamplr hmx by nail. Sua. Lib AKO rU Wulta. I. agUMt, laWai., k. I. ruatu TUIS rilUmq tfea. vnla FITSa (TUED. Trl1 Buttle fm by mall. . Aildn( rt aflrr all nthrn fall. JUL!, tili:il.CO.,Mcst l'hlla.,l'a 1 kr Sr r'v9 SMI 1 60 'WOT BE DECE1WE0 r77fn I with inKtoa. Enamolm sad Palnta wbfc I Lhn hnnHii ItiliiM tl.A (Mm u.i - 11. i J . ...U.......H..1. iiuiu rmfc hixiiik rim rioyo i-oiihd ia nrimnoi. lfIK lkiirhln tut thAMna . . or glaaa pnckmio Willi every imrctiuaa. r.- ":"T -1 !TtaMea Uuod. Vmt In Uua.1 I bold br JmJKrtaW. I'M ur We offer you a ready made medicine for Coughs, Bronchitis, and other dis eases of tho Throat and Lungs. Like other so called Patent Medicines, It is well advertised, and haying merit it has attained a wide sale under tho name of Piso's Curo for Consumption. It la now a " Nostrum," though at first It vot aata. pounded after a proncriptka by a regular physlclaa, with no ldoa that It would evsr go on the market as a proprie tary medicine But after compounding that praaurlp tloa over a thousand Umos ia one year, we named It "Mao's Curo for Consumption," and began advertising 1 tin a small way. A medicine known all over the world is tho result Why is it not Just asgsoa-l as though costing fifty ec&ta to a dollar for a proscription and an equal sum to havo U put up at u drag storof 35 Ma. Raiser, whose World's Fair Mr Hofl PTS't Jdvertiseniontappcurs in this lmner, is per- F r'Ki fectly reliable and will do us he agrees T-'Si' 1 There aro people who seem to believe ;liev aro jrrovvinir iu pniee whenever they Ind t but t hey cau do wrong aud not feel bad. -Rani's Horn. CURE. JUST A LITTLE pain neglected, may become RHEUMATISM, NEURALGIA. SCIATICA. LUMBAGO. Just a little SPRAIN may make a cripple. Just a little CRUISE may make serious inflammation. Just a little BURN may make an ugly scar. Just a little COST will get a bottle of ST. JACO08 OIL, A PROMPT AND PERMANENT CURE Years of Comfort against Years of Pain for JU0T A LITTLE. Care. Consumption, Coughs, Croup, Sora Throat. Sold by all Draggius on Guarantm. DON'T KILL THE BAB7. All cannot possess a (This sum was paid for the first World's Fair Souvenir Coin minted.) in the shape of a coin, but many can havefac-similes of this valuable work of art only special coin ever issued by the U. S. Government for $1 gpch. United States Government World's Fair Souvenir Coins- The Official Souvenir of the Great Exposition" 5, 000,000 of which were donated to the World's Columbian Exposition by fee Government, are being rapidly taken by an enthusiastically patriotic peapfc. As there early promised to be a demand for these Souvenirs that would render them very valuable in the hands of speculators, theExpositioa. Authorities decided to place the price at $T.OO for ifach Coin and sell them direct to the people, thus realizing $5,000,000, and using (be additional money for the further development of the Fair. Considering the fact that there were but 5,000,000 of these coins to bs distributed amomg 65,000,000 people, in this country alone (to say nothing of the foreign demand,) and that many have already been taken, those wish ing to purchase these mementoes of our Country's Discovery and of the grandest Exposition ever held, should secure as many as they desire at once. Realizing that every patriotic American will want one or more of these coins, and in order to make it convenient for him to get them, we have made arrange ments to have them sold throughout: the country by all the leading Merchants- and Banks. If not for sale in your town, send $ 1.00 each for not less than five coins, by Post-office or Express Money-order, Registered Letter or Bank. Draft, with instructions how to send them to you, all charges prepaid, tr Treasurer World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IIL For Sale Everywhere BEWARE OP FRAUD. Ak for. aud in! tioa liarlnf , vino without V. JLm lou(rla. bum A copr of tb. "Official ftwtfoTlo of tb World' Columbiaa Expoaition," dewriptiv of Boildinra and rronnda, beaatlfuUy illus trated in water color effect, will be Mitt to any address upon receipt of ioc. in pet age etanp by The Chailh A. Voosuta Co Baltimosb, Ms. CURES RISING BREAST "MOTHER'S FRIEND" RSJuFTS? ottered child-bearing woman. I ha v. been a mid-wife for manv year, and in each casa where "Mother's friend" badbnrcditbas accomplished wonder and reliered much uffcrine;. It h the best Tcireoy for rWnjt c4 the breast tnown, and worth the rrlmfor that ions. 'Auu. ai. ji. xiKtFii-m llontfomery, XSx. Bent trr nmwt, cnareo prepaid, ea roceipt of price, $1X0 per botUe. DR AD FIELD REGULATOR CO., Aany a baby suddenly taken with croup has been dosed with a cough remedy contain ing an opiate until it died, not from the disease, but from the medicine. When your child has the croup, get a bottle of Reid's German Cough and Kidney Cure. This great remedy contains neither opiate nor narcotic and it is impossi ble to give an overdose. If your druggist does not keep it and will not get it for you, send to the Sylvan Remedy Co., Peoria, 111., for atrial bot tle by mail free. Write your name plainly, and give the name of this paper. aid prino aiamped on bottom. lorn iruon ymu un), BOia eTctywacre. Ud Lb OB mm InlLS GENTLEftt. , A sewed shoe that will not rip; Can, i. I Bcamless, smooth inside, more comfortable,. TiiEiMira; ' iMiiifw a 1 aa a a s mmm m sbsm a at mmi Miwt klan aa siKtti,. VtiS W0BLO8 Fill CB0CADS. SXLXA2LB 7UICS to STOP Is tb RAISER HOTEL Sltostrd on a piece of ground 150 feat frontare ith plenty of air and light In each room. icelr furniubed rooms with double twos and ru light, d n minute walk to the Kair Grounds. Prioe, f 1.00 per day for each peraoa. Koatau rant a few door socio, bead tZW). each peraon. and sute the time you wal come Thus souria( a room ana i win creai you wim mon-y woi. Rrfrrnce, Cora Exvtfr Bank. CUA&Lka fcUIKEK. f i asd U pybsarn ireais, CUeafS, IU. win, stylish and durable than any other shoe ever -sold at the price. Every style. Equals custom made shoes costing from $4 to I5. 4 The following era of the same Ugh standard of went; $4.00 and $5.00 Fine Calf, nand-Sewed. 93.50 Police, Farmers and letter-camera. 93.30, 91.33 and i.oo lor wortinc Mea (a.oo and $1.79 for Youths and Boys. W.00 uand-sewca, 1 FOR 2.so ana a. 00 ixmgoia, ) UAUlto 91.7S tor ausscs. 17 IS A DUT J jou m Tooraolt to get ta Dem vmiosi sac yoa Saonoy. rH nnnrmrrw zn yJ.ia . 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Ca, j alaa SiW asHUMSimrarsitwfataa, y DON'T FORGET Ik ywaam. of Ttftln, Ohio. make flrnlaaa Mnk hoars' andTooliforBorlnf and DiILUXll WELLSbj asrSAKS run txt, kaiaaa PI Piso's Remedy for Catarrh Is the I I Best, Easiest to Um, and Cheapest. ) L r!" 1 U&old by drairtsts or sent by maO, j 50a. . T. H axel Line, AVanea, Pa. LJ 1 A. n. ic-a 1433 TEZif niuiiiu Tw AlVKsrraxsa rLsaaa BvU lj ail drocsu. Xnurra, (U. raiia in ram mn asrauiu as fans