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Varaol Walil Create a IHIeaElLlhy Appetite. Unsurpassed as an Aid to Digestion, I.<-< if ! : I < til" I* i'\i ly dl*tr< ssing. furtlier nu rc it :s tlungfiio*. We <li> ! I h:ive to ifll j<u l uv. n:n li ri:i nrr missing v hi 11 yon iln not enjoy wl >t ys ?i cat. Will..'lit food i: I> iini'"??il?!i' to live. No mailer li ? inr. li yi ?>: cut. if tent same f?.? ?1 is lint prop !?:Ij :i-?bnli:!letl <1 -tiged 'nVi l li-'il. l!i?h ntitl 111U..1 I.- tin re is s.-niethiig wnm^. and danger In I hi- ivjj if iilness Is v erv n;il to follow. The fundament)1! )iii>iijl'~ if the gooil done ly our Vliinl that v.i- rec. inmcnd sn strongly lie lii lli? f:ii i Hal i> is :i ui.'.O niaiv? Imis digestion pro moter. The Hist thins that Vlisol does when taken loto the system is to give \iiu and vigor I?? the stem mh. It ma Lis thit ? rgan crave f?i*d. I: enables if ti? <lit;eM the l.--il fhal i:. e:iti*n. \Yh !?? Viii'il Is t.i'vi n. the ili'iwnls that are con lained in tin- fi ml arc all .il r-irlcii rinl ilis|*>r?wl In the v:i;!ni's pails if ii:? l.mly v.lr're they ar? in t-ileil. 'I hat which Is necessary t?> create fit in. hard I.i in- Is thus nhtaiiicil. The liei essary Ingre dients tn make rich. re.I Mood are also exttai-leil AH flrat is m i-ilecl ti. u:ak'- firm, healthy tlesli tis ane Is ii>i ml. When :: 11 this is iluiii> ami ?cth and strength are gained ami tl.e hi ?d tnrii ht'U, nothing luit good lieaiih can fol! >\v. If yi ii are ahcaly ill yen will find that ill nv.y tieiilile fur whi-h eo<| liier i il was formerly pre scribed there in nothing in this world tIs;:t can compare w ith Vim I. Mis. Jennie tjove of HIiMifoiil, Maine. Fays she was all rvti ilown. she lint n<> aji; elite, was tired out ami l.nil no anil<il!nn for work, was sick to her stomach ami hail fains feeling in the morning. She was i e:smiiled in try Vin< I. i:i two weeks she gaiinil seven ).minis. 1' inr.i the tivst il< si- she Lo gan to ?nl lieJtir. ami tclay she is siiong a^U well ami enjoy* a si-l'-ntliil ajijw'ile. W e cordiaily invite any one inter ested t<> call upon us. for we want every citizen of this town to hear all about \ inol. and t<> learn why we are so willing to refund its cost to am one not satisfied with the i^ood we claim it will accomplish. 922 & 924 F. St., H. W. 1729 Connecticut Ave. SOHE PIOUS INDIANS. Surprise p. Ccngicgaticn by Familiarity With the Ritual. From iie <"ui.agi? Inter tfc-ean. The appearance of forty Ojibway Indians, wrapped in gaudy blankets, isi the fash ionably dresseel congregation of Grace Episcopal Church causid excitement Sun day morning and almost intt rrupted the services. The visitors were the all-star cant of the drama "Hiawatha" at the Sport? man's Show in the Coliseum. Their stolid faces betrayed no realization of the attention they had attracted as they fol low! ?! an usher tip the middle aisle to the J ews allotted them. The Indians soon showfd thnt they had not bo n attracted to the place by idle curiosity. The m? n. women and c'-iildren in the party of y< sterday are all Episco palians and at their homes in the Ganit n City reservation at Desbarats, Out., they m vi r miss a servil e in their own church, which 11;.i! tri'>al membershi|> of about *".? o. S.> religions are the\ that the e.ne stiiHilatinii which they insisttd their man ag< r. I.. <). Armstrong, should make in con'trictini; for thiir appearance ;it the Sp iit^ni.in's Show was that they should be alhswd to attend church evi vy Sunday. Their religious servicis at Desbarats are con lucted in the ojibway langu ige. a translation of the I'hurch of Knglanel rit :ial having iieeti mail-' by Kpisc??pal mis sionaries for their especial benefit, inti mate association with English-speaking nativis i?f Canada, liownvr. has enabled tln-m to follow the ritual in its original form without difficulty. The active part they took in the services yesterday was a surprise to the Grace Church congrega tion. Every word of the responses was ut ter? <1 b\ them with a distinctness thit made thiir voices heard above those of the othi r worshipers. It W is plain to be snn that the Indians rcgarib el their r-ligion as a serious matter. When a member of the party digressed from the services to provide for the com fort of one of the ehlldri n a nudge in the side from a companion's elbow awoke him to a sense of higher duty. The musical portions of the ritual were rendered by the Indians in a way that evoked the enthu siastic admiration of the congregation. This. Manager Armstrong explained, was because the native charts of the Indians bear a marked resemblance in construc tion to the* hymns of the Episcopal Church and nearly all Indians are adept in their own music. MB _ IDMARDS SldlETDf Free Package of the < inly Successful Cure Known for Drunkenness Sent to Ail Who Send Name and Address. rr r.\\ r.K n r sk> uki i.v i\p> muu. ok folTKE Wl? ejlHKl.y ITIIKS Tin: i>kink iiAitrr. I'eu men heciin.e i*r;:nkarils from choice nr In- li liHlinii all welci'iin* releaw from the awful halilt. Colilen S|i.clHc will i ere the worst haliitual ilr ink Hral. This womlerf.il ri-iu?ily can Ih* aiimiiiistereil li\ wife ir ilaiiKhter. in fmnl. ten. ruffi-e ,.r milk, without la'.isinu ti.e slightest s.!S|i|"ion. Its cure MH. and MRS. II Alt It Y ItCKNKIDK. Is dun-, without harinf'd results to the system. Many a home Im now happy hv the uso of ijolili n ?1 iei ItW-. "My husband Rot into a ha tilt of lakinv n drink with the Imys on his way home." sajg Mrs. Harry 15i ruside. "After awhile he caiiie lii iii" drunk frequently, lie soon lost his |msition ? lid 1 had to make a living for Imth of us Mini the little children. At tlines he tried to mtlur ii|?. hut the hahi; v\as too strong for him and then he ^??iild drink harder than e?er. 1 heard of liolden ?|>eciltc and sent fcr a free pai ki.ji?". The treat (Bent cured hlni. f put It In his cofTee and he ^ever knew it at all. He regained his old position .in | now we are happy In our little home nsaln. I hope yo;i will send liolden Specific to every wi> nn that has suffered as I have, and save her loved ones tmni the drunkard's erave." _ S"nd yoi.r inline and address to I?r. J. W. Haines. .4 liienn Itirlid'ni. Cincinnati. Ohio, and he will lUfcll you a free package of Gulden Specific In a plain wrapjM-r. a by full directions how to une It. Knoiifth of the n ind> Is sent ill each free package to give jou an opportunity to witness lis luai velo.:s effei t on those who are slaves to drink. Ito not delay. You i anD.it tell what may hapiien to the man who diinks. and yon would never fbrglTtf yourself fur waiting. ft?5,mbll?28 CALIGULA'S PALACES ATTEMPT TO RAISE THESE PLAY THINGS OF THE EMPEROR. Organization cf a Company to Drain Lake Nemi Near Heme. Win. K. ('?:r;?s i:i itic i Iti. iiiro R ?<"< rel-Herulel. A company v.;th a capital f Jlti.tKH has been organized f ir t'.e purport of draiuing Lake Ncmi. a small boly of water occupy ing what xvr.a once !he or;?te r c f a volcano in ih? Alban Hills. upon the estate of Prince Orsini. abaui thirty-two m:Ies from Rome. The object of draining the lake is to recover two fnormmia floating gardens or house boats of ;!ie most extraordinary character. which were built and US'd by the crazy Kaiprrcr C?lJgi.] i about forty years after Christ. The historkin Su teiios te'l- us that Ca ligula squandered in fantastic schemes during a single year the s.im of t!,7ertU>^UH?> seste rce s (equivalent to about of our moary) ;h. t hod Ik*. :i left him by Tiberius, n:i! describes among oihw re markable toys c instructed for his amuse m < nt floating gardens of cedar woo J. adorned with .!? w led prows, rich sculpture, vessels of gold and silver. sails of ptirpla sill., b ith rooms of alabaster and bronze and other equull;. novel arid costly fea ture:?. I pon iluse floating gardens w- re vineyards and fruit trees. They were no: only plates of amusement, but temples in which the mad emperor worshiped himself. The floors were paved with glass mocaic. the window and door frames were of bronze, many of the decorations were of almost priceless value, an 1 the ordinary equipments were cf beautiful design and cost 1 y workmanship. Floating- Palaces. Thse floating pa la c; s were attached to the shores by chains, and bridges were stretched across the water for the purpose of communication. I'pon them cc currod some of the mort extraordinary orgies that a human being ever indulged in. in which cruelty, murder and the most revolting depravity were mingled with nuisic anil srort. For some reason or another, probably during the w.ir.i that followed the r. ig:i of Caligula, these p laces were sunk, an 1 now lie in the mud !!'>:> yards distant from each other in five fathoms of water; one is 1.~'i f'-e-t from the bank ami the oth:-r about ?jriu fee:. One measures ? feet in length and ?*> f? * t iu width and the smaller is IT'.t feet long did feet wide. The fir.-t attempt to raise them was made iii the thirteenth c? :itury. but it was found impossible, in 14-KV Cardinal Prospero Co 1 na employed Peon Batista Alberti. the greatest eiigine-er of that period, but his mechanical appli inccs were whdiy inaele cjiiate. lie used pontoon bridges, wind lasses and infla'ed bladders. In Fran cesco de Marchi < f Bologna, a great mili tary engineer, mr.el another attempt, an account of which is given in his work on ' Military Are-hit 'dure." lie was unable to do anything, but obtained accurate meas urements and other valuable information concerning the objects of his search. A diver who spent several months in thei> examination brought up samples of richly wrought bronze which had become detach ed from the decorations. Nothing further was done until ls-'7. when another engineer succeeded in breaking off the prow of one of the- vessels to its permanent injury. Bronzes Recovered. Five years ago Signor Berglii. a learned anti<tuarian. obtained permission from the Orsini family to make another attempt, and alth uigh he was unsuccessful in accom plishing his purpose, he managed, with his grappling in ns to rip up the- palaces pret tv generally and lias prob.iblv destroyed much e>f their value and beauty, lie took out many be autiiu! <1 enrations of bronze r.nel marble before he was stopped by the* mii.iste r of public instruction, who has charge of anti'narian researches in Italy. The articles are t.ow hidden away to es e-ape conflscation by the government, which lias been trying r > get hold of them. There* has been a biue-r controversy e;ve-r '.he mat ter io 1 he newspapers and in pamphlets, ;nu th<* government h ts forbiilden tiie us< of any further methods that will injure :he* boats. Portrhi has therefore- organized a com.'any and is now <*ffering the shares lor sale in order to raise money to drain the* lake far enough to all iw him to gel at the- shins an I dredge the bottom for fragments that mav have become de*lac*he-l. The boats ar< m:<*le eif eeelar, with a thick coating of pilch are] covereel with cloth, eoi the* outside' of whie h a skin of sheet bail of great thie*kness is fastened with copper nails. The decks are paved with glass mo saics of exquisite beauty. Archaeologists v, ho have- bet 11 looking into the thing are net confident <>f the success of the scheme. They think the boats are too far decayeei to hang together. RECORDS IN THE SAND. Prints Made by Man or Beast That Convey News to Desert Dwellers. From the New Ycrk Shu. In the Sahara little* gusts of rain some times occur. On these unusual occasions each drop leaves its impress on the sand, these thousands of tiny indentations being proof positive that rain has fallen. If it happens that a calm in the air follows so that the sand is not elisturbed for a number of days the marks of the rain drops remain as clear as when they were first made. The sanel is the record of all that happens on its surface. Just as the waves oblit erate the- markings on the beach, so the* winds of the- desert, blowing the sands here and there, sooner or later wipe out the rcc e>rels stamped on the surface; but they often remain fe>r epiite a while, and as the desert residents know how tei read them they derive information that is useful to them. When they see n sinuous, unbroken groove along the sand they know that a serpent has passe el that way, and by follow ing up the track they often catch the "var mint" before he finds a hole into which to crawl. They can tell how many fe?*t an in sect has by the marks e?n the sand. In fae-t. the-y are as thoroughly versed in the lore of sand marks as our wild Indians were in the* mysteries of woeidc-raft before they were* gathered upon reservations and lost much of the cunning eif their fathers. The desert people know the track of ( vcrv species of animal that trave ls on the sand, 'l'hey become wonderfully quick in detecting differences in the* sanel prints. As long as a man ke*eps afoot the story eif his doings eluritig the* day Is written feir all to read. The native;* can tell the footprints eif eve-ry person e?f their acquaintance. They know every one of their camels or horses by the marks they make*. When they see tracks that a passing car avan has made they de-te-ct peculiarities iu diseernible to all but the elesert elweller, which reveal to them the tribe to which the travelers belong. When they turn their animals leiose tei graze where grass has sprung up among the- wells they will per haps pay no attention to them fe>r days, but when the animals are wanted they will surely be traced by indications set slight that they would escape the notice of an inexpert observer. In fact, a great variety of information is Imparted to the natives by sand markings that others would not ob serve. Among tlie> oases near the northern e*dge of the desert there is no such thing as property in land. The sands are every where. and a man may use any part of the surface just as long as he clioeises to oc cupy ejr cultivate it: but his claim upon It ceases when he stops using it. There is no individual property In water. In manv places water underlies the surface at a depth of ten te> thirty feet, and he who chooses to dig for It and bring it to the surface te> nourish the elate palm Is at lib erty to do so. But he does not own the water. Any one is at liberty to use it fefc his palm trees, but he must not nlant a tree within abeiut thirty feet of those )>wrr^^y his neighbor. Tlie^ is. in fact, individual ownership only in the tree itself. If the tree dies anel the owner does not replace it with another any one is free to plant one In its place*. The result is that a man's date palms may be scattereel around in a number of groves. He may sell his trees if he desires, but he cannot sell the ground in which they are planted nor the wWRer that vivifies them. OVERCROWDED LONDON THE PROBLEMS OF POPULATION, TRAFFIC AND TRAVEL. Congestion of the Strand?Census Rev elations?Efforts to Help the Slum Dwellers. be mien CVrres. < f the New York Evening I'-ist. All London serial reformers are agreed that th'- overcrowding ciuesticn. with it?5 sister problems cf rehousing and transit facilities, is the mcst urgent of the hour: though naturally it goes hand in hand with that of temperance, with which it is so closely interwoven. Not a few, indeed, maintain that a solution of the problem of overcrowding must come first, because while "slums" and "rookeries" exist whole sale it is hopelers to tcach the -industrial or any other class ihe lessen cf a decent home life. It is a gigantic ? an almost lie art-breaking? puzzle, as the American philanthropist George Peabcdy was am n^ the first to realize from his observations of the English capital thirty years ago and more. Since tl en London has seen other individual efforts in a similar direction through the agency of "the Guinness trust" and others: while Lord Rowton's movement has Wen specially directed to the well-being of unmarried workingmen. Destruction cf the Jago. Not a few of the Iccal municipalities have made brave efforts in the same direction; and the London county council moved a great step forward when some years ago it swept away that awful labyrinth of filth and crime, "the Jago," between Shorediteh and Betlinal Green, and erected thereon the "??plrndid Boundary estate for the work ing classes which the king, when Prince of Wales, inaugurated. A I these effects, beneficent as tluy have been, are merely tentative, little in ire than surfa'-escratches on the ever-pres?ir.g .problem of London: ' No room 10 live." The increase of Lon don's populatie 11 in Hn years has been just under en.? millien. and the census return? just issued disclose some disagreeable truths. For example, London contains nearly l.li'.M1*! tenements if c-r?t room. anel of these nearly 'J.eio < on tain "six or more inm.it. s." It is hrrriHe te> think of. Re formers ge-t what consolation they can from the fact that tenements of two rooms show "a slight increase," and thai "this centrifugal dispersal of town populations is shared I y ail great eld and prosperous towns." Transit Problems. Even if rehousing on the requisite scale were within sight, that would only be the beginning of the solution. The question is inseparably cennec.ed with that of transit ?rapid, cheap end certain. As regards ra pidity. rhe fa ilitirs in London are in many instances in a really deplorable- state. The ecngcstir.11 e.f street traffic has been a cry ing scandrl fe-r years; and these who are vulgarly des ril ed as "the authorities" seem incapable of dealing with it in a practical and business-like spirit. Foremost among them is the police commissioner, but perhaps he is r.ot much to blame, be cause Lis powers in this respt-ct ar?- < x treme'y limited. He can order traffic to be pa.-seei aiong e?< riain routes when s.ime of the main arte rb s are "blocked"?as they g? neral'y are by "alterations and repairs. But parliament has given him no wider jurisdiction than this, and he cannot map out any compre heusive s; heme, applicable to London as a whole, for the regulation of traffic, confining heavy vehicles to particu lar thoroughfares, and leaving others more < r less ?'.:r th<- swift hansom. the leisurely four-wheeled cab and th?- lumbering omni bus. Snmo Crowded Ways. An illustration will commend itself to every American visitor who "knows his London." It is supplied by the- lines of roads extending fr< in the Bank of England to c raring I'rc.ss. This, he will recall, em bra -ts Cheapside. the south side of the "island" on which St. Paul's Cathedral stands: the precipitous descent of Ludgate mil am! the comparatively narrow gate ways of Fleet : t re i t and the Strand. As at least three-fe-urths ef the east to west traffic . f Li.iiclon. going both ways, is con demncd to craw! along this ri ite. fr.- :n the mighty bre-wer's dray and contractor's lorry to the nimble voiturette anei bicycle, fs it surprising that the man in a hurry pr?f< rs to take bis e hane* as a pedestrian if he happens to be- in Lombard sire-et and wants to keep an appointment at the-Cecil ! nr the Metropcle? Vet. running parallel most of the way with this typical route is the magnificent Thames Embankment? brc.ad. level and most carefully maintain ed?which. as far as relieving traffic- goes, might almc.st as well n-it exist at all. And further, the Thames steamboat service is a seivice pour rire! From north to South across the various bridges and. In eleed. in every district cf London, the same story of ineptitude and muddle is repeated again and again. A MERRY CEREMONY. Kisses Collected in Lieu of Taxes on Hock Tuesday. From th'- Ijhh1i.ii e The "hocking," which takes place in Hun gerford on the Tuesday following the sec ond Sunday afte r Easter, varies little fre>m that practiced in olden days in many other parts of England. On the morning of Hock Tuesday, ??f Hockney day, two officers, nameel tithing, or "tutti-men," collectors of a penny tithe, and bearers of nosegays or "tuttles," in west country parlance, parade the town, carrying each a staff ornament ed with flowers, bedecked with ribbons and surmounted with an orange. Their busi ness is to call at every house and demand a poll tax of one penny from each inmate over fourteen years of age. Iu the case of the fair se x a kiss may be asked for as an equivalent, and no refusal is taken! Usu ally a handsome sum is given by the mas ter of the house as payment in full for him se-lf and family, but cases have occurred where timid and unprotected (usually un married) ladies have been afraid to e>pen their doors lest th' kiss shoulel be demand ed "without the option e?f a fine," and on such occasions the gallant tutti-men are said tei have e ft'e cte el an irregular entrance, and takes ample toll for their extra trou ble. As the "tutti-men" are treated frequently on their rounds the town is kept in a fer me-nt for the- greater part of the day. hosts of holiday makers swelling the profession, while cakes and oranges are- freely enjoyed by the swarms of excited childre n who fed low close on the heels of the officers. Hock ing proper has disappeared from the order of events, a circumstance to be regretted by all leivers of quaint customs. Formerly thf- men went through the town on Monday carrying a chair gayly decked with rib bons. or, more probably, it was kept con cealed until some unwary woman ventured from her house, when she was caught, placed in the chair and "hocked." or lifted three times, after which, if unable or un willing to pay the tax of money demanded, she was kissed by all the revelers. On the following day it was the privilege of the woman to "hock" the men. with the usual result of a large haul e?f money, with which a supper was provided. In most parts of England the celebration of hock | tide has fallen entirely into'disuse; even in Berkshire, as we have seen, the rougher ] element has been dropped, though the toll i and its substitute, the garlands and the supper are still religiously maintained. Cork. F*r:?m fie- rnrl* Journal Ollie-lnl. The production of cork in the world, es timated at 1,MK) metric tons (a metric ton equals 2.^01 pounds avoirdupois), is confin ed to Portugal. Spain. France, Italy and t north Africa (Tunis, Algeria and Morocco). The area of French forests, including those in north Africa, really producing cork is more than eme-half c.f the totul extent of cork forests. These forests are composed mainly of cork trees, intermixed with pines and evergreen oaks, i he demand for cork incteases from day to day; and it is added that France, the United Kingdom, Ger many, Rusaia and the United States absorb eight-five ytr cent of the total production of cork. FOODS AfEECT EYES BABBITS THJS^T ESSED ON NIGHT SHADE ABE DANGEROUS. " ^ W Over-Indulgencfe in "Sugar Bad for the Vision?=?.lui? Destroys yh In tfce Teeth. ; Fre.tn the London Mail. The effects of "particular foods on the body are sometiaies v^ry curious. Rabbit pie, for instance.^has -Jjeen known to pro duce blindness in all^the members of a large fami'v. The reason assigned is not [ that there is anything unwholefome in the I rabbit himself, but that this little animal i feeds and thrives on the deadiy nightshade | ?a plant which is violently poisonous to j human beings. The rabbit's flesh becomes saturated with the poison?called belladonna ?and is. of course, unfit for human food. One of the effects of belladonna is to dilate j the pupil, so that the eye cannot acoommo I date itself to vision of near objects, and ; when, by repeated feastings en rabbit pie, this dilation is kept up for some time, al most total blindness ensues. Cause of Cataract. Many other fcods seriously injure the sight. Consumption of sugar in large Quan tities. for instance, very often causes cata jac-t. 'i his seems improbable, but it is easily demonstrated. The lens of the eye is a little bag of perfectly clear and trans parent fluid. Sometimes the fluid becomes gradually thick and opaque, with the nat ural consequence of destroying vision?and .Vs called cataract. Now. when the blood is overloaded with sugar. u,e!e is a strong tendency to Its deposit in the lens of the eye. Hence. ...ose who in dulge 'n confectionery, jams, sweet pud dings and the are almost sure to suf more or less dimness of vision, which may deve.op ir.to cataract in old age. Bv <n^C! !nto eyes "f animals. covering them for some hours with .? souitton ot sugar, doctors have actually produced cataract. Alum iu Bread. Bread, as we often get it from the mod ern baker, is answerable for a number of minor ailments. The alum, which it almost invariably contains, has the result of at first constricting the blood vessels and. after a time, dilating them. Some of the consequences of chronic dilation of the !i!r,';LV',tTls a,,T red iir5d 1:^ '??? and A- swollen noses. Another unde 1 ? '* ' f'^ect i,r?duce<l by alum is destruc t 'n ,,f enamel of the teeth. Anv one who tats lakers bread will find It neces Mfr'In?o?1,l0CV the services of the dentist nerforilv r f" aU hiii tee,h Phould be sid/rnh v Hrr-'u1 is sometimes con ?l<'niteiated with sulphate of cop per. mis drug, taken in large quantities A?"nkdflce: A-nd. consumed habitual >,?? '"ncheon and dinner, it (aunt t but have the rr.su.t of making the skin muddy and yel.ow. El got in Rye. N hat Is calbd "ergotism" is a very com mon disease in Russia, and probably we suffer from it in this country cftener than is generally supposed, though in a mild de gree. Krgot is a fungus which grows on r>e, taking the torn of the grain, so that it is not perceived without close inspection, it is a virulent ixuson, and even in the smallest quantities has most unpleasant ef lictt v'r< a of the symptoms produced, and any one who suffers from them after hrr.-k.fnst ir.av re a-onablv ?us p.cr the rtaff of life: R nging in the ears, ? slight stjuinting, headache ; guiuiness and great sleepiness. That chror.ii- cold in tin- head and sore ejes should result from the morning rasher ! -,r , V\tning s!U'? of ham rather ! m P!.'K ir is not at 1111 unlikely. I 's well known, can eat anv quantity I ot arse nie and grow fat on it. They are frequently fed on brewers' grains, and bn wers grains are seldom free fmm ar | seme. But arsenic Is stared up in the flesh I ar:'l when Wf com. to eat the bacon we ar.' I v'.r.y lil:?-ly t > >? affe-r disastrous results of which the least are sere eyes and cold in ! the hc:icl. Arsenic and Glucose. i bete two affections, toge ther with neu I ralg.'a, loss of appetite, pain in the heart? j not to speak of peripheral neuritis, which > has lately been so much to the fore?may l>r caused by an immense variety of foods. Since the discovery that glucose can be : substituted for sugar tint inferior article Is very l-.rgtly used. I'nfortunatelv. it is lia . l" contain arsenic in e emsid. rable quan tity, and the result t>> the consumer mav oe easily imagined. Golden syrun is often glucose and nothing else, jams are some times wholly sweetened by it. sweets are made e?f it. be er is brewed from it i The natural function e>f beer is to cause ! "lightness of the head and loss of power of the lower limbs." But when it produces i i.use symptoms to an unexpected degree ! one may be sure that it contains cocculus j indicus the effects of which are thus med icaid, scribed. And if n beer drinker | finds the Whites of his eyes turning yellow | and his body growing thin he may rest as i sured that there is some e.f the'powerful j explosive, picric acid, in his glass, t - _ DESERT ANIMALS. Sandy Wastes Where Reptiles and Quardupeds Thrive. \ I'rom tlit- I> ndon SjM'ctator. I There are cold deserts and hot deserts, ' but it is in the latter that the presence and | continuance of animal life are the more remarkable. There are almost no places, however hot the sun or waterless the sand,' Where some life does not exist, often of an | unexpected kind. The Afghan delimita tion commlss'on found that a horrible sandy desert whicji had to be erenssed to j reach the boundary swarmed with large snakes: and the waterless plains of Arl i zona abound in reptiles and Insects. Probably the least-known desert In the world is the Great Sahara, because the oases in Its ccnter are occupied by intense ly he?st'Ie and warlike tribes whose hatred of the French is a kind of delirium. But on its northern fringe two animals are found which seem specially adapted for life in this forbidden land. They are the addax anteleipe and Coder's gazelle. The j addax is an ugly, awkward-looking animal, with spiral horns, and very widespread hoofs which enable it to go at a great pace i over the sand. Pliny knew of its existence. and was naturally interested in it. for as i South Africa was as yet unvisited, this was one of the few species of antelope known to the ane'ents. It was not redls : covered till Ruppell found It near Dongola. As it is rather a large antelone, it requires a considerable amoant of food, and the difficulty which suggested Itself was to dis <-over where it funnel this food. It is now fairly certain that the addax follows the rains'whlct* fall at certain sea sons. and probably travels vast distances I in the wake of the seasonal storms. The ! immense area of desert in northern Africa | makes this possible, though without spe cial knowledge o? -the Ineteorology of that part of the continent It would be unsafe to j assert that there Is always rain going on in some part of the desert fringe. How the I addax supports Itself in these absolutely | dry intervals is 'iu>t known. Gazelles are ; mainly desert animals, but Coder's gazelle j seems to have ratJier niore than the family I leaning toward the lands of thirst and | sand. Another gazelle d;ffering very little ' from ft is quite common on the edge of the desert: but this encatUre never came near j the fringe cf civilization, and it was not I till a special expedition was organized that i any trustworthy tidlnfs were obtained of ] it. When at last ft was found it was in a ! Place not absolutely waterless, for there : was a well, the sides of which were made j of woven halfa-grass, somewhrre in the I neisThborhood: but this water was quite in ' accessible to the gazelles, and the desert all round was long billows of roiling wind drifted sand. Strangers Now. From Oe fihlcueo Tribune. "I can't think, ' said the girl with the Julia Marlowe dimple, "what made Algy ac: so strangely last night." "Did he propose to you at any time dur ing the evening?" asked the girl with the Maude Adams nose. ?yes." "Then he must have been drinking." POSITS of EXCELLENCE A Few Usassns Which Are Rapidly Making a New Catarrh Cure Famous. Stuart's Catarrh Tablets, the now Catarrh cure has the following advantages over othci catarrh remedies. First: These tablets contain r.o cocaine, mor phine or any ofher Injurious drug and are as safe and beneficial for children as for adults; this 13 aa Important point when It Is re-called that many catarrh remedies <lo contain these very objeetlonal Ingredients. Next: Being In tablet form this remedy does not deteriorate with age, or an exposure to the air as liquid preparations Invariably do. Next: The tablet form not only preserves the medicinal properties but It Is so far mo?* con venient to carry and to use at any time that It Is only a question of time when the tablet will en tirely supersede liquid medicines as It has al ready done In the medical department of the United States army. Next: No sccrct Is made of tiio composi tion of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets; they con tain the active principle of Eucalyptus bark, red gum blood root and Ilydrastin, all harmless anti septics, which, however, are death to catarrhal germs whenwrer found, because they eliminate them from the blood. Next: You can not cure catarrh by local appli cations to tho nose and throat, because these are clmply local symptoms and such treatment can not possibly reach the real seat of catarrhal dis ease which Is tho blood; for this reason. Inhalers, douchcs, sprays and powders never really cure catarrh, but simply give temporary relief which a dose of plain salt and water will do just as well. Catarrh must be driven out of tho system, out of the blood, by an internal romedy because an Internal remedy Is the only kind which c:iu bo assimilated Into the blood. Stuart's Catarrh Tablets do this better than tho old form of treatment because they contain every safe specific known to modern science In the antiseptic treatment of the disease. Next: The use of Inhalers, and spraying ap paratuses, besides being Ineffective and ills appointing Is expensive, while a co:nplet2 treat ment of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets can l>e had at any drug store In the United States or Canada for BO cnts. A mother living In Charleston, Mass., the happy possessor of four children, wril.es: "Catarrh Tablets not only cured me of chronic nasal and throat catarrh, but they have saved mo many an anxious night with my Utile ones." Dr. J. J. Roltlger. of Covington, Ky.t says:? "I suffered from catarrh In my head and throat every fall, with stoppaco of the nose and Irrita tion in tho throat affecting my voice and often extending to the stomach, causing catarrh of the stomach. I bought a fifty cent package of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets at my druggist's, carried them in my pocket and used them faithfully, and the way In which they cleared my hoal and throat was certainly remarkable. I had no catarrh last winter and spring and consider my self entirely free from any catarrhal trouble." - v v: ?rv *n H.V. ? WIPED OFF THE MAP. Mt. Sherman Station, Nine Thousand Feet High, Deserted. Chovonnc frrr. of tfc,. St. L.nls I'wt-IHspatrh. Since the great railroad tunnel through Mount Sherman, Wyo., lias been completed and trains now run under instead of over the giant steep, there has passed forever what has been for thirty-five years one of the most peculiar railroad stations in the world. Mount Sherman station stood on the very top of a mountain O.ooo feet high, in possibly as desolate a spot as hu man eye has ever gazed upon. Nowhere Is there ever visible any vegetation beyond a few scraggy tufts of alkali wire grass. Even this can hardly exist in that region, where one may encounter almost any day in the summer rain, sleet, snow and hail, with a temperature that often varies from 7r? degrees to 4o and hack again within a few moments; where the wind never ceases to blow from twenty-five to seventv miles an hour, and where the nerves of many a tenderfoot have received terrible shocks during the passing of storms, with the clouds touching the ground and here and there hurling angry lightning bolts into the mineral rock. Now the map no longer has a Mount Sherman station. Nothing in the way of habitation remains to denote the past ex istence of man on that dizzy height, and it is very probable that the weird, roekelad spot will never again be visited. If how ever, in some future age science or quest of adventure shall lead some curious per son over the summit, he will find standing silhouetted against the sky a massive pvra mi<i shaped pile of chiseled granite sfxtv* "V: /T< hi*h an(1 8ixty feet at 'be base, erected there years ago in honor of the Ames brothers, who made it possible to complete the Union Pacltic railroad A feeling of sentimentalism will doubtless now and then creep into minds of those r,1?,?ave??ft? Passed this monument, at If ih!"nR.K ?at U now stan(ls so far out oi the p.ith of commerce, so far from the haunts of man. deserted, to remain there almost as long as time shall endure Several-years ago two tramp telegraph w??',,8 devlT.t a 8,heme fo1 makfnga few dollars without much effort. Thev erected a small shanty at Sherman, gath SES?. Plre8,?f rock of Afferent forma tions. colored some of them, with dyes and o\er others poured melted lead in spots and pounded small bits of copper into the cracks. These, when finished, were "speci mens of gold and silver ores," and found a ready market. All trains stopped just hi f?"1 .<)f shanty where the two geniuses I nn!? tv, ?, t0i have the a,r brakes tested I and the wheels examined prior to the de- ' na? n? mountain. During these stops j passengers were wont to run over to the I shanty to make purchases of curios ,,, / waa ever a time when the wind i did not blow a gale at Sherman it was a period previous to the at.vent of man up ft WBS thls ev^flasting wind that oddly blew good to the tramp shopkeepers One morning, when the overland fiver drew "P at old red depot, an aproned man stood at the door of the shanty on the op posite side of the track, beating a eons' with a vigor which soon attracted the at tention of the passengers. Heads popped out of the windows, and in a moment peo ple came tumbling out of the cars and made a grand rush for the supposed lunch eon counter. The wind was whistling a merry tune over the summit, and in a verv few seconds hats were rolling among the locks and down into the gloom of the canyon. Of course the recovery of the heargear was .impossible. r ,ot of Passengers had been "un roofed it was the signal for the man with the gong to disappear, and in his stead came another with a string of cheap hats and caps, which were easily disposed of to the unfortunates at fabulous prices. The Growth of Italy. Prom the New York Tribune. Italy presents a marked contrast to i France in point of increase of population. We commented the other day upon the fact that in the latter country the population is about stationary, the death and birth rates being nearly equal. The returns of the re cent census in Italy are now published, and they show a gratifying though not extraor dinary growth of population in the penin sula. despite the large emigration and the hard times which have prevailed there in late years. In round numbers the popula tion of Italy is now 32.500,000. That is an Increase of more than 4,000,000 in the last twenty years. That is not a large Increase but It is, on the whole, satisfactory. It ii net, of course, the whole Increase of the Italian race. In these twenty years more than 2,000,000 Italians have emigrated to other lands. The actual growth of the race has therefore been more than 6.000.000 in twenty years, or more than 1 per cent a year. This does not, however, confirm the com mon idea that the Italians are an exception ally prolific race. The growth of other na tions has been proportionately more rapid. That of France has not been. That of Rus sia has been effected by conquest and wholesale annexation. That of the United States has been due to enormous immigra tion as well as to a high birth rat-?. But while Italy in the nlnteenth century In creased from 10,000.000 to 32,300,<100, or only a little more than doubled. Great Britain grew from 10.000,000 to 41,000,000, and Ger many from 24,000,000 to .V5.000.00ij. ami each of those countries suffered as great a loss from wars as Italy and a considerably greater loss through emigration. LameShoulders C C #11 ^ Person with l!ame shouE A1?. w Ca ders comes pretty near be ing heSpSess. A Sameness in the arms or leg or back is just about as bad. Some men have to stop work whale suffering in this way, but a woman usuaSSy has so much to do around the house that she just has to keep going as best she can. The best remedy fforSanie iniessiis rest,and a cure is reached quicker when the Same' spot as bathed and rubbed freeSy with Omega Oii. lit is ami city Oniment off a preen color, o ? and as so much better than other Hnl ments, and so different in all; ways,thatyou should never lose tame ffooUIng with something else. AO good druggists sell Omega 050, but iff you happen to go where it Is not on sale, please tell the druggist he ought to get a supply off his wholesaler. Iff you want any pain or ache to be quickly cured, Omega Oil is the remedy that will do the work. 50c. a bottle. m POISON VS. CONSUMPTION. Remarkable Results From Injection of Formic Aldehyde. Fruui the I.ondon Mail. Is successful war being waged on con sumption by poison? The savants have been experimenting lately in an entirely new di rection in their search for a cure for the disease, and with such results as to raise the highest hopes. The tubercular bacilli are being poisoned in the lungs by an in genious injection of a solution of formic aldehyde, and in many cases already, it is stated, absolute cures have been effected. Patients who were once regarded as con sumptives of the most hopeless class have, following the treatment, been accepted by life insurance companies as "first-class lives." The Inventor of the new treatment is Dr. Robert Maguire, the consumptive specialist and physician to the Brompton Hospital. Some time ago Dr. Maguire determined to attack the bacilli in a new way. The anti septics hitherto used had to be so mild as not to injure the stomach, where they un derwent such further dilution as to be prac tically worthless. So with hypodermic in jections; while pricking the lungs was risky and not to be too often repeated. Dr. Ma guire thereupon decided on injection into" the veins, and after lengthy and anxious search he selected formic aldehyde as the injection. The hole in the punctured vein near the elbow is so small that it volun tarily heals up without treatment after each operation. The solution of 1 in 170,000 of formic al dehyde is fatal to the tubecular bacilli. If, then, such a solution can be introduced into the blood vessels and the lungs sluiced with it, the cure is apparently accomplish ed. But would the heart stand the poison? It was found that an original solution of 1 In 2,000, which tfras reduced by assimilation to 1 in 100,000 on reaching the right ven tricle, could bo freely employed, while so lutions of 1 In 1,000 and 1 in 500 have been used with perfect safety. The lungs arp impregnated for the space of about twenty five heart beats, and in the great majority of experiments the effect has been pretty much what was expected. The solution is a sure germicide, and the bacilli have been exterminated. The consumption special ists, remembering previous premature con clusions, have a proper reluctance to call ing anything a consumption cure until its efficacy is beyond all doubt There is, how ?ever, hardly any other word than "cure" to describe some of the results which have been achieved. In many cases, after only about six weeks* or two months' treat ment at the most, such cavities aa had been formed in the Inngs had healed up. and every trace of the b'-cilli had disappeared. That is to pay. such a cure had been ef fected that if the patient then submitted himself to another medical man. ignorant of what had taken place, the latter would indubitably declare that the patient had never had consumption at all. Take an in stance. one of the must remarkable imagin able. Some time ago a young man. h bank clerk, came for Dr. Maguire's treatment. He was in or.e of the last stages of con sumption. In less than two months from that date there was not a trace of con sumption about him. and. most convincing test of all, he was accepted by an insurance office as a first-class life! Beggars in Rome. William E. f'rrils in tiie Chi jisro Dpror'l llcralil. Everybody who comes to Rome must ex pect to be swindled and disappointed. There are many illusions, and you will be greatly disappointed when you approach them and they fade away. You will be swindled by shopkeepers, hackrmn. peddlers and every body that you have anything to do with, and the beggars w 11 annoy you with their persistence like the fakirs and flower girls that follow you ujR>n the street, but ail this is a part of the experience of every body who con.cs here: only such annoy ances are greater in Rome than in most other placcs. Begging is a profession, as in every other Italian city, and the profits are much larger, because there are more strangers to apptal to. None but inex perienced beggars ever approach a native Roman, because they know it is useless, but they save all their energy and pathos for strangers, particularly Americans and English, whom they fallow with the great est persistence. Another Careless Wife. Fr?ru the Kane.'is City Journal. At Sedan a man and his wife were going out to a par.ty?perhaps to a church social. As they went along the wife discovered that her shoe had not been tied, and she asked her husband to tie it. As the hus band went down on one knee to perform this service a six-she>oter slipped from his pocket and was discharged, the ball pass ing through his leg and shattering his kneerap. It is simply a repetition of the old, old story of the carelessness of women. They go blithely to church socials and everywhere else without a single car? as to their shoestrings or the lives of their hus bands. It sometimes seems as though the husbands would be justified by the interests of self-protection in leaving their six shooters at home, even If It does violate the usages of the best southern Kansas so* clety.