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THE HUMAN BODY.
J?mpoilUon of (In- llouae In Which Mnn'a Spirit Abides. The foundation of the liuiunil body is composed of 200 banes, covered with 522 voluntary muscles. Tile smaller blood vessels are bo numerous as to be beyond the tolling, but we have no fewer than about 1,000 ai'terles through .which the lnood Ih always flowing under the government of tho heart. The blood 1b composed of two constit? uents, termed by physiologists red and white corpuscles, numbering some thou? sands of millions. Our house has something liko COO tiny telegraph wires, culled nerves, cpnueeted with tho brain and spinal cord, nnd these little wires are always throb hi Dg with messages which they telegraph to the main olllco?tho brain. Besides these there are the sympathet? ic wires, or nerves, numbered by thou? sands, which help the former. The front of our house, tbo skin, has been measured up nod found, If sprond out, to cover lit"teen si[iinre feet. . The ventilation scheme by which we get our fresh air Is built of such flue porous stuff that. If sproad out, it woultl be found to cover a stretch of laud big enough to contain u fifteen roomed house. Wo refer to the lungs which have hundreds of millions of ulr cells. To every square Inch of tho palm of the bund tire 2,500 pores, whllo the number of sweat glands In the skin generally Is 2,500,000. Their function Is to deposit secretions upon the skin; hence the necessity of a dally tub to wash this stuff away, otherwise It clogs the sweat glands and prevents their proper working. SUNSTROKE. Properly Spcnklnsr, It Shonld lie Called llent Apoplexy. What Is called "sunstroke," tho ef? fect of grout bent, should bo "beat apoplexy." The misnomer leads tho multitude to suppose that death from .It la caused through being si ruck down by cxpoauro to n special nin levolency of tho sun's rays. This Is not bo, for patients nie with equal fre? quency found In houses and barracks and tents and at night as well as day and, whether lu sun or sbnde, are gen? erally those whose health Is debilitated by dissipation, disease and overfattgua, nnd tho evidences from nil parts of the world show that exposure to In? tense Htm rays I? less to bo feared In dry countries than In countries whore the temperature Is much lower, but tbo atmosphere Is moist, and Perspira? tion Is consequently retarded. People suffer more from a tempera? ture of H7 degrees I<\ at Kr?ssels than at 122 degrees P. at Cairo, owing to the moist air of tho first and tho ex? trem o dryncss of the sir lu tbo latter city. The Inhabitants of the eastern coasts of the United States hear with amaze? ment of temperatures from 113 to 123 ?^jlegroes V. being tolerated In tho dry regions of Arizona nhd South Colorado without harm nnd that tbo ordinary avocations of farm and factory nre pursued without Inconvenience. This la duo to tho cooling effect of rapid evaporation from tbo surface of tho body, and hence tbo buii'b malignancy Is unknown.?London Mall. Family Creaia In Eujjl?nd. She had discovered tho family crest nnd was having a dlo mndo for her let? ter paper. "You'd have to pay $5 n year to use this crest on your stationary If you wero English," said the stationer. "There is In England n tax of $5 a year on all who sport a crest." "So few people nro entitled to a crest, though," she stilt], "I shouldn't think such a tax would bring in tho English government much money." "Tbo tax brings In $250.000 a year," replied the stationer. "There nro 60. 000 English with crests on their sta? tionery." Tim Marrlnice Knot. A good deal is heard of tho "mnrringo knot," but very few of us reallzo that the kuot was ever anything more than a figure of speech. Among the Baby? lonians tying tho knot wns part of the marriage ceremony, says Home Chat. 'JJhe priest took a thread from the gnr ineut of tho bride nnd another from that of tho bridegroom nnd tied thorn Into a knot, which he gave to tbo bride, thus symbolizing the binding nature of the union which now existed between herself and her husband. Xllshlaud Deatlia. Pennant lu his "Tour of Scotland" tells that on tbo death of a liigblnndcr, the corpse being stretched on a board and covered with a coarse linen wrap? per, tho friends placed n wooden plat? ter on the breast of tbo deceased con? taining a small quantity of salt anil earth, separate nnd unmixed?the earth an emblem of the corruptible body, tho salt an emblem of tbo Immortal spirit The Specnlator'a Prosrreaa. Graball?So you sent your hoy around the globe for n little trip, eh? I heard he was dnbbling some in stocks? Rit? chie?Dabbling? He probably was? a$ first, but when I discovered his pre? dicament ho was floundering In them!? Puck. A Man of Ability. Tomson?Johnson has no ability of any kind. Jackson?No ability? Non? sense. Why, he can ask you for a loan in such a way that you thank your lucky stars for the opportunity to no c-OLimodate him.?London Tit-Bits. Uaed to It. Mrs. Knicker?Weren't you frighten? ed when the bull bellowed ot you on account of your new dress? >rrs. Bock er?No. It was exactly the way Hen ry behaved wbeu be got tbo bllL I R R E E I TO CHILDREN ONLY, A pretty little Xinaa book entitled, "A Wonder Hook," 10 pages ?> of rutidliig inn tier, with Illustrated colored pictures, it'n sure to please the little ones, so bring them with you nnd they .will Ik I given one. GIFT SUGGESTIONS FOR THE CHILDREN. I KURS WOOMON GOODS KID OLOVES \> TOYS TOQUE BACQUES SWEATERS BEAUTY IMNS EMBROIDERY nOX ?> Rt HHKIt HOOTS I R O W E ; S 1 DEPARTMENT STORE, HAMPTON, VA. V THE AMERICAN PERIL: How Olilvr Cnuntrica Viet* t>ie Iliac ?it I It a United Stntea. Tin; American perlIV Is the great American nation one of those mighty empires which have risen In the world now und Ilten, dwarilng all other organizations of socloty-7 Thin (juutttlou is of immense Import to Europe. Within the lust few years nn enormous literature liuj grown up around' the subject. Among modern sociologists none speaks with greater authority than U?gllelino Ferroro. Long und sclentltlcully he hits studied our country; his opinion of the present, his forecast of tho future, represent thu best European thought upon tho destinies of the United States. To! many It will seem an exaggeration uf our greatness; tu others It will show an undue distrust or democracy; but, In any case, It Is the word of a scientific historian?of a man who Is looking for tho truth. Neither wealth nor science run ehango the laws that govern tho growth of nations. For Signer Fer rcro the United States stands today In tho position of Ihn Human Empire in the days of Augustus, lie pictures nn America which Is bound to go tho Roman way, Increasing In power, draining Incalculable wealth from that orient which enriched Home, forced In spile of heredit?r)* democratic Ideals to make Itself strong by land and sea in order V> l'old Iis own und guard Its world wide trudlng Hag. overshadow? ing the huge modern world as Homo did the limn civilisation of tho Medl terrauean. After calm reflection and In n cold, ?eleutlllc way, the thinkers und states? men of old Europe predict for the new world this visionary future, und brood? ing over It they seem to tio In the very shadow of tho peril. The practical American, as ho drops from tlte tail ^nd of a street cur nnd goes about his business, may uot realize that ICurope sees In him the terrible fellow who Is to go swnggerlng down the way of tho world, taking the wall of every one. ti> tho good old Human fashion; hut so It la. Ho is?even when he wheels the baby abroad?an eighty-millionth part of tho great American peril, In which fact ho may find a certain measuro of satisfaction.?Vance Thompson In Mun ley's. SAINT OF THE COOKS. A Queen of (he Culinary Art Wb* Lived In Genoa. Sunta Zita, as the patron saint of the cooks is named, lived, It appears, nt Genoa and wits there canonized, Phe could, so runs the legend, cook better than any chef within 300 miles of the town, which, wo nil know, Is Rioted for its wonderful soups and dumplings though of course In the latter ludl gestlblc article of food outrivaled by Vienna, since it is ono of the chief ar< tides in tho religion of gastronomy that It Is only iu the kalserstadt that tho "gloae" is in perfection. Santa Zita was, tt seems, uot less famous for her piety than for cooking nud was a constant attendant nt the cathedral during high mass. Ono day, however, she fell Into a trance, so culled?though. In plain Eng? lish, a good, sound sleep?and quite forgot that she had to produce an ex? ceptionally line dinner for a large com? pany. On awakening she hurried forth from the sacred editlee In n way which wan far Indeed from her wont, but on reaching the kitchen wdiat was her surprise and delight to find a party of cherub celestials busy cooking tho re? quired dinr ?r. She did uot interfere, but was nt first not uuwilllug to accept tire praise which was lavished on hoi C?U'inry succosa. Bho soon repented, however, aud told the world tho truti' about the Fplrltual and miraculous help she had received, and It was agreed of. all sides that she deserved to bo oauon ?zed. Accordingly sbo bceume Sants Zitn.?LoniJon Queen. Avoiding the Doctor. Dr. Sanderson, an old Scotch ptiy* bIcIuii, was a <j?jcer character, but a clever doclor. So roughly did he handle bis pntlents that the ignorant wore chiefly auxious lo escape him. The story goes that as he was passing along the street ono day n sweep rolled from the top to the bottom of a staircase outside one of the houses. "Are you hurt?" called the doctor, running forward. "Sot a bit, doctor?not a bit," reiAicd the man In haste. "Indeed, I feel a1 Uie better." Slcnn.trtrrlo nt Home. Jones declined to visit the zoo with his friend, snys London Health. "I don't have to go to the zoo," he said, "because my eldest daughter does the kangeroo walk, my second daughter talks like n parrot, my son laughs like u liyouu, iny cook is as cross as a bear and my mother-lu-law says I'm au old goVllla." ... I ..^lli:,. FORGET YOURSELF. IT* tine Cnn Grow While Etta Thouiilita Are Self Centered. Forgot yourself. You will never do unytiling great until you do. Self con? sciousness 1* n ?Ilsenso wltli many. No ututtur what tliey do, tbey can nev er get uway from themselves. They become warped upon the subject o. self analysis, wondering bow they look, liow they appear, what other* will think of them and how tbey can enhance their own Interests. In other words, every thought und every effort seems to focus upon self; nothing radV atos from them. No one can grow while his thoughts are self centered. The sympathies of tho man who thinks only of himself arc soon dried up. Self consciousness acts us a paralysis to all expansion, strangles enlargement, kills aspiration, cripples executive ability. Tho mind which accomplishes things looks out; not in; It Is focused upou its object; not upon Itself. The Immortal acts have been uncon? sciously performed. The greatest pray* era have been the silent longings, ths secret yearnings of the heart, not those which have been delivered facing s critical audience. The dally desire it the perpetual prayer, the prayer thai is heard and answered.?Success. "I cnn always tell when people an looking at me," said n blind man. "In? deed, nearly all blind persons cnn teV when people are looking at them. ) have always about me a soft golden glow of light. When people whom 1 like come Into my presence this glow becomes paler, lovelier. When those I dislike are about the glow Is darkened ami besmirched. I can tell what kind of characters people have by the toucB of their hands. There Is Individuality In the tomb. A man's touch shows u.r whether ho I* alert or sluggish, coi/ or uauElonuto kind or ere**." Tho Prim Dutch Ctrl. The etiquette of Holland Is exceeding- i ly strict in all classes. The young girl la most carefully chaperoned, and she uever goes any where, even to church, unless accompanied by her parents, some mule relative or other e?iunllj trusted attendant. At a dance tho parents sit round the walls Ripping ( their coffee or wine, and the young men must make the best of their chances In the opportunities afforded by the dunce, for when It pleases the guardians to depart there Is no belli for It, the girls must go too. An un? married girl always takes the rigbl arm of her escort, while the matron takes the left, perhaps because It u nearer the heart. Wood Stoves to Close at grwitly re? duced prices nt RANSOMS HARD I The tramp is faced this winter nt every turn toy men, offering him em ' ployment. He considers this tho worst winter he has ever known.? I Birmingham Age-Herald. Guns from $3.75 up at RANSONE HARDWARS CO. It. The progres of the age is shown by the fact that no first class hlgh-j way man now thinks of working I without an automobile.?Washington Stnr. Retail Orocera can secure "Waseo" ? Flour of the J. W. ROWE, Company' Hampton. Va. 11-20-tf. SMART SHOE 8TYLES FOR YOUNG MEN. When the Young Man buys Shoes, bo wants all the style that can be put Into a Shoe. The correct toe, the swell last, the right leather, and every style kink that's going. His Ideal Shoes are Here $3.00, $3.50 or $5.00. We take pleasure in showing I our swell Shoes to young men. H' D. ?W SHOE C?. No. 56 W. Queen St Hampton, Va Wluit the lllliul See. WARE CO. It. Our Special Best Candy 20 Cent s A Trip to Toyland A Real 7rear Our Candy 10 Cents 0B? MEANS A VISIT TO IB Never in our history have we been so well prepared to serve the Christmas trade. There Isn't s gift mehtlonabm, either for the children or grown up folks, that you cannot find hen? this season. We can justify the Claim that here you will find the most select assortment or toys, fancy articles, and In fact every conceivable thing that would make an appreciative present, ever brought to Hampton. Our store is a " Living Picture of Christmas Gifts" We established the reputi lion for low prices several years ago and right here let us again remind you that a dollar will always go a little further at Tlgnor'8 than at any store on the Vir? ginia peninsula at Christmas times. A _ _t jl . .? ? j. ......_--. . " ...wautgi&l Some Good Gifts Here Holls?the llandwerck?they almost talk to you and even are so saucy that they flirt with the children by winking their eyes. Jt< Javin.* Automobile wagons, the rubber tire wagons, the usual runabout wagons, and they range in price from 25c to $7.50. . Velocipedes, Soldier Suits, Hobby-Horses, Mechanical Engines, Trains=?all kind?, Children's Desks, Wheelbarrows, Steam Engines, .Magic Lanterns, Drums?-in every grade, Baby Go=Carts?=from 25c to $5 Games===in every conceivable character. Toy furniture, including everything to fit out the child's bouse. Air rifles?from the highest to the cheapest. Doll Beds, Pictures, Tables, Toilet Articles, Picture Cards, Books, Pencils, Crayon6. ^ There are so many attractive articles here for the older folks that in our limited space we cannot mention. , /m ^ You will receive a cordial welcome In our store at all times and you can have the gifts laid aside now to be delivered at your pleasure. ^ a., a._X- 3bj. > il Mtll ? iii N. T "The Home of Santa Claus in Hampton" Cor. Wine and Queen Sts. [Phone 261.] Hampton, Va. THE SEASON FOR GIVING WE ENUMERATE A FEW CHOICE SELECTIONS, VIZ.: CUT GLASS BOWLS VASES CELERY TRAYS PITCHERS CARAFES TUMBLERS VANTINE'S CHIA TEA SETS PLATES TANKARDS CRACKER JARS BOWLS PLATTERS BRASSES CRUMB TRAYS CANDELABRA FINGER BOWLS ASH TRAYS FERN DISHES JARDINIERE TEA KETTLES ETC., ETC. HAIR BRUSHES MANICURE SETS BABY SETS BASKETS FOUNTAIN-PENS STATIONERY SCREENS BAMBOO TABLE HURNUT'S PERFUMES HUYLER'S CANDIES VANTINE'S CONFECTIONS VANTINE'S PERFUMES CLOISONNE VASES FOKENALI VASES HAVILAND CHINA LEATHER NOVELTIES ELECTROLIERS SILVER & GOLD PLATED CLOCKS STAGHORN GOODS CHRISTMAS CARDS POST CARD ALBUMS COMB AND BRUSH SETS TRAVELLING CASES IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC CIGARS IN HOLIDAY PACKAGES MEERSCHAUM AND FRENCH BRIAR PIPES The Johnson Pharmacy INC. HAMPTON, VIRGINIA