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"^UlM^TO RICH BUT_
[? HAYMAKING IN CHICAGO.
'Good Crop?(Aro Gathered Iii the Paries j
i; and Boolcvnrd? of the Great
; Haymaking in Chicago's paries !n
iautumn recalls to many n city mian the i
experiences of his boyhood days. This
feature^ of rural life still survives in
!the three divisions of the city- A walle
jalong the boulevards and in sequestered
rooks of Washington and Lincoln parks
lately revealed a succession of nicely
etacked haycocks, representing many
tons of fine timothy hay. These small
stacks are* being carted away now to
rlhe park barns, to furnish food for the
horses kept for service in the parks.
Seventy tons of fine timothy hay
have been harvested this season along
Western avenue and in Washington
park. By allowing the grass to grow
long in some sections the rustic beauty
of the pleasure ground has been en?
hanced, and a considerable source of
revenue provided for park funds. In
all about 35 acres of hay has been har?
vested this season, and the crop is
w?rtih in the neighborhood of ?500.
Hay enough is thus raised to furnish
fodder for the 120 park horsesi during
the winter. In former times, before the
.big park meadow was improved for ath?
letic sports, the Washington park farm?
ers harvested double the amount of
hay now gathered, and haymaking was
carried on with modern mowing ma?
chines and presses. Now the grass is
cut with scythes, stacked in cocks five
f eethigh.and finally carried to the barn.
In Lincoln park there are stretches
here and there -where the grass grows
Jong, and is harvested within a few
blocks of the handsome residences on
.the Lake Shore drive.
In the West side paries the grass is
?mostly cut by lawn mowers. Scores
of women and children follow the
workmen and carry away the grass as
it is cut to feed their cows or pigs or
chickens.?Chicago Inter Ocean.
A DURABLE SIGN.
It Was Used at Harper's Ferry Thirty
: t .Years Ag*> and Is Still im
G00A Order. ?j-ji&
i Inquiries have been received by the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad concerning
the man who painted a station sign at
Harper's Berry. The Western Society
of Engineers has the sign now on exhi?
bition in its rooms in Chicago, says the
The engineers are using every effort
to ascertain who mixed the paint and
applied it to the sign, which was placed
in position at Harper's Ferry station
about 30 years ago.
The summer heat and winter storms
have in no way dimmed the luster of
the paint used to make the words "Har?
per's Ferry." The words stand out as
boldly as the day they were formed by
the artist's brush.
The wood around the letters has been
worn about one-sixteenth o? an inch by
sand beating against it by fierce winds,
but the letters have withstood the ele?
It is clai,_ed that no paint manufac?
tured nowadays is equal in durability to
that which was applied to the old sign,
and if the person who mixod it is living
and wiil take advantage of the secret
he possesses as to its composition, it is
said he can, by engaging in the paint
manufacturing business, soon accumu?
late wealth. . . ? '
I Throughout the entire world thero
are about 20,000,000 square miles of un?
explored territory. In Africa there are
6,500,000 square miles; arctic regions,'
3,000,000; antarctic regions, 5,300,000;
America, 2.000,000; Australia, 2,000,000;
'Asia, 200,000, and various islands, 000,
Dehorned Catti? in Maine. '
1 The practice of dehorning cattle ia
largely increasing in Maine, and it will
probably not be many years before *
cow with horns will b* a curiosity.
I Population o3f the Enrth.
? At the present rat? of increase th?
granulation of the earth will double It*
.-^OPPOSE YOUILO?K AFTERTl
W?KID5:M COT MORE OFffltl
TO AVOID COUGHING.
Draw n Deep, Long: Breath anil Hold
It Until It Sootlics Every
A physciau who is connected with an
institution in which there are many
children, says: "There is nothing more
irritable to a: cough than coughing.
For some time I had been so fully as?
sured of this that I determined for one
minute at least to lessen the number
of coughs heard in a certain ward in a
hospital of the institution. By the
promise of rewards and punishments
I succeeded in inducing them simply
to hold their breath when tempted to
cough, and in a little while I was my?
self surprised to see how some of the
children entirely recovered from the
disease. Constant coughing is precise?
ly like scratching a wound on the out?
side of the body; so long as it is done,
the wound will not heal. Let a per?
son when 'tempted to cough draw a
long breath and hold it until it warms
and soothes every air cell, and some
benefit will soon be received from this
process. The nitrogen which is thus
confined acts as an anodyne to the mu?
cous membrane, allaying the desire
to cc.ugh, and giving the throat and
lungs n chance to heal."?Scientific
NOVELTIES IN TIES.
Variety Now Displayed Is So large j
That the Most Fustidioan Wom?
an Should Be Satiallcd.
This season brings forth novelties in'
ties for the tailor made woman to satis- |
fy the most fastidious. There are so
many designs and all are so stylish that I
It is confusing to make a selection.
There is a dainty little bow of black
ar colored satin which comes ready lied
TO SUIT ALL FANCIES.
and which isusunlly adopted by women
whose one thought is simplicity.
For the "mannish" young woman,
however, there is displayed upon the
counters put? ties of the most brilliant
j plaids, stripes and figures.
Then there are the points of linen
sewed upon their tiny band and hem?
stitched by hand, for elderly ladies and
those who are wearing black.
And these are only a few of the many
designs displayed upon the counters for
the ajiprobation of shoppers.
Tobacco Plant no a Floral Emblem,
There is one flower, says a writer in a
I London paper, which has apparently
I teen overlooked by Americans in their
search for a suitable floral emblem,
which, I think, is worthy of their at
! tcntion. I refer to that of the tobacco
plant (nicotiana) in its many varieties.
It is handsome; the plant is, I believe,
j Indigenous to America, and its im?
portance as the sclac'e of the human
race is indisputable.
Abdul Hamid as a. Pistol Shot.
The sultan, .in fear for his personal
safety, has taken to revolver practice,
lie shoots at a target daily, and has, it
is reported in Paris, become so profi?
cient that he can fire with equally fatal
facility with either his, right or his left
FEW OF THESE POOR!
11 THAN I CAM ATTEND JO.)
THE EXTINCT WILD PIGEON.
A. Liberal Reward Offered Has Failed
to Produce a Single
The Smithsonian institution has an?
nounced that all efforts on its part to
obtain a live specimen of the wild or
passenger pigeon have resulted in fail?
ure. Nothwithstanding a liberal re?
ward was offered by the institution,
and much correspondence and inquiry
carried on, no live passenger pigeon has
That this native American bird is ex?
tinct will no doubt astonish many per?
sons, for but a few years ago they were
so numerous as actually to seem to out?
number the leases on the trees through
which they drove their amazingly
rapid flight. Persons yet in middle life
can remember the vast flights of pi?
geons that could be seen any day in the
fall after the middle of October. The
birds in these flights were so numerous
thut they stretched across the shy
from horizon to horizon, and were so
closely packed together that the sun
was hidden for hours at a time.
Audubon, America's greatest orni?
thologist, observed a flight of pigeons
in Kentucky that extended as far as
the cj-e could reach, and was more than
ifive hours in passing. lie attempted to
compute the number of individual birds
in the flight, nnd found that beyond
question there were more than 500,000,
000. Further, he estimated that there
could not have beet; less than that num?
ber in the smaller flights which were
observed passing northward in great
numbers early in the day, flying very
swiftly and unusually high. The first
flights appeared to be the vanguard of
an immense army patrolling the blue
field of heaven, the advance unherald?
ed by banner or bugle, yet possessing
the dignity of overwhelming numbers.
Audubon observed with the utmost
A-onder that the number of flights vis?
ible early in the day*inercased and
multiplied until the earth was fully
canopied with the feathered hosts,
through which only glimpses of the
6un could be seen. When the main
body of the rank and file had passed,
there were yet detached regiments of
guards to cover the rear of the fleeing
army. These stragglers continued to
-?srirsaas K^datd t?c=a to
"^stbie. This wonderful iligfit Is well
authenticated by many persons who
were then living in the section of the
country the birds flew over^?Indian?
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
Montana has 00 Methodist churches.!
The Lutheran church has 11-2 institu?
tions of learning in the United States.
?In France degrees' and diplomas arti
granted by the government, and not by
the universities, as in this country.
The students of Princeton support a
foreign missionary, who is elected year?
ly by popular,vote.
The Lutherans of Waynesboro, Pa.,
have decided, to adopt the us? of indi?
vidual communion cups.
The will of James W. Keep, late of
Westfield, Mass., leaves the sum of $5,
?0O to Korthfield seminary.
The number admitted to churchmen>
bership in the Universalis^ church, dur?
ing 1S97 was 2,512, showing a net gain of
503 names, and a total membership of
In nearly 300 London churches and
chapels on a recent Sunday sermons
were preached by clergymen of every
denomination on the duties of citizen?
ship. Five years ago a movement took
shape to establish what is- now known
as "Citizen Sunday," those clergymen
committing themselves to the plan
pledging themselves to try on one Sun?
day in the year at the time of the elec?
tions to inculcate the principles of good
Tied Letter Day.
Counsel (to witness, the father of a
family)?Why are you so certain, Mr.
Branch, that the event occurred on such
a date? May you not be mistaken?
"Impossible, sir. It was the day I
didn't have to buy any of my children a
i ?air of shoe^"~Lon<lon JPuneo.
When in Newport Nevfa try
Jordan's plan of giving. . ?,
JORDAN ^ LANDER,
Washington Avenue, Corner 25th St.
Gives the service the travelers deaire.
T?6 L?nen G?nner
Always loaded with all kinds of
sandwiches and pastry. Also the finest
cup of French Drip Coffee in the city.
Elegantly furnished rooms by day
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN
ENDORSED BY THOUSANDS
Of ladies as a periodical regulator v/ithout an equal,
tuccessful when Cotton Koot. Pennyroyal, Krffot, etc.,
v.r.vc proven worthless; 25 two-cent stamps brings trial
package, ard convinces the most skeptical of '.heir won?
derful properties. Send 4 cents in stamps ?or pamphlet
containing valuable information for ladies. Address
LuCi-Ain Put. Co., U. S. Agents, Boston, Mass.
N. B --All correspondence confidential and returned
with trial package.
For sale In Newport Newa fey W. G.
Encourage Home Industry
Dealers can Increase their sales 50 per
cent by pushing the celebrated
The best 5 cent cigar on earth. New?
port News Cigar Co. Factory, No. 2402
Washington avenue. P. O. Box 95.
Office Citizens and Marine Bank
building. Bell 'phone 133. Refers to J.
Taylor Ellyson, Riehmond, Va.; W. A.
and McD. L. Wrenn, Norfolk, Va., and
George A. Schmelz, banker, Newport
News, "Va. no26-6m.
De La Salle institute
Hampton Roads, Grand Boulevard
and De La Salle Ave. For young men
and boys. Commercial, Scientific and
Literary. Also Military Tactics. Half
car fare from Newport News to La
Salle Ave. For particulars apply at the
FOR EITHER SEX.
This remedy being
applied directly to the
seats of the disease, re?
quires no change of
diet Cures guai'anteed
in one to two days.
Small plain packages,
by mail, $1.00. Sold only
by Klor's Drug Store,
Newport News, Va.
The following very desirable Properties:
Four lots on the comer of Lafayette avenue and Twenty-eighth street, with
Improvements thereon, $15,000.
" Brick store and-flats on Twenty-eighth street near Washington avenue,
Six new 6-room houses on Forty-sixth street^ all modern improve men tat
renting for $90 monthly; }S,400. -..fi'i/'M -. ? "'?.
Two unimproved lots, corner of Thirty-fifth street and Washington av?
Three-story brick business property on a Washington avenue corner;
price $14,500. It rents for $1,800 per ann um.
Store and rooms above, on Jefferson avenue near Twenty-second street, ?
$2,100. . Z^yZg? ? : i"i '
? House and lot corner of Jefferson avenue and Twenty-Beventh street,
where the car stops, $3,500. This prop erty rents for $52 a month.
'New. dwelling on Forty-ninth street, very desirable, and all modern Im?
A vacant lot on Washington avenb e, near Twenty-seventh street, $6,100. >
Three beautiful dwellings on Thirty-second street, between West and'
Washington avenues, for $3.500, $4,500 and $6,500.
Three lots .and a 6-room dwelling, e oriier of Oak avenue and Twenty
seventh street, $1,500.
A desirable 10-room house, with sou thern- exposure, on Thirty-third street
near West avenue, for $5,000.
Three houses in East End, renting f or $3V monthly, price $3.300.
Lots on Jefferson avenue, near the street car line, for $800.
$3 0?0,WO jho^ses and lots' on Twenty~th^^^^^^^^^A^^^^^^^^gjjj^-'
All prices quoted above are subject to change at any time. We can gen?
erally, make terms to suit on anything we offer.
We invite the listing of property with us by those having It for sale.
Irwin Tucker& Co9
Real Bstaffe and Insurance
JUEW q^ROCERY HOUSE
"We have opened a first class line of groceries at
N~o. 3000 "Washington, avenue, corner . Thirtieth street
(Koch's old stand, better known as the "Good Luck
Store"). It is our purpose to keep at all times a complete
stock of reliable goods?such as Staple and Fancy Gro?
ceries, Vegetables, Fruits, I^uts, Candies and many oth
er things too numerous to mention.
Goods Delivered Free of Charge
Everything at Moderate Prices.
Mr. 3S". B. Garner, formerly with Mr. "W. M. Parkerand
Mr. G. "W. Scott, Jr., formerly with Payne & Trent, are
with this house, and will be pleased to see and serve their
Things that are to be eaten should be clean. "We otfer
vou clean goods and a clean deal all around.
It will pay you to get. on speaking terms with the inside
of this new store-.
K. E. GISH & GO.,
3000 Washington* Avenue.
EVERYTHING TO PICK FROH.
DON'T stay at home, worry and puzzle your mind over
what to give. Get right up and come to Burgess' Drug
Store. Here we can assist you with our experience,
as also with the many things* we have that wili suggest
themselves to you as suitable presents for your friends.
We mention here only a few of the great variety of
novelties we have that are suitable in every respect for all
In Sterling Silver
We have Hair Brushes,
Cloth Brushes, Combs,
Stamp Cases, Cigar
Cutter, Match Cases;
- Letter Openers, Paper
Knives, Darners and
v; many others.
We offer some very
pretty designs in Glove
Boxes, Collar and
Cuff Boxes, Work
Boxes, Brush Trays.
Some lovely styles
Cut Glass, sterling sil?
ver tops, with ring for
We have tl^e most
beautiful ami . the
largest assortment of
these m goods ever
brought to this city.
I know you will want
one as soon as you see
the m. Thirty-five
cents to $2.50.
The prettiest line we
have ever had in Cut
Glass, Fancy China,
Bohemian .Glass and
many styles that it is
best for you to see.
Twentjr-five cents to
$5.00. A beautiful
bottle for $1.50.
The Very Latest
In Comb and Brush
Trays,' Pin Trays, Aus?
trian and China Ware,
Aluminum, &c., Bisque
Vases, 25 cents to
$1.50. Anybody can
Glinst mas Cards'
And Booklets. In these
goods we always ex?
cel. This season our
line is more beautiful
than ever. Ranging
in price 2 cents to $2.
Such as Lucille, Lady
of the Lake,. Evange
line, Lalla Rookh,
Shakespere and many
others ; in Padded Gre?
cian Morocco; 25 cents
to $2.50. These are
always suitable. Pray?
er Book and Hymnal;
very pretty and extra
A Satisfying Smoke
Can be had .with one
of our Meerschaum or
French Briar Pipes,
plain, gold or silver
Cigars, all Havana, at
$1.25 to $12 per box,
Guaranteed very finest
to any part of t hecity.
Car Fare Allowed
East End and Hamp?
ton patrons. Call early
and make your ^elec?
tion while the bar?
gains are going.'
Cor. Washington Avenue and Twenty-sixth Street