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
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
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
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
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?
"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 $250.000 a year,"
replied the stationer. "There nro 60.
000 English with crests on their sta?
Tim Marrlnice Knot.
A good deal is heard of tho "mnrringo
knot," but very few of us reallzo that
the kuot was ever anything more than
a figure of speech. Among the Baby?
lonians tying tho knot wns part of the
marriage ceremony, says Home Chat.
'JJhe priest took a thread from the gnr
ineut of tho bride nnd another from
that of tho bridegroom nnd tied thorn
Into a knot, which he gave to tbo bride,
thus symbolizing the binding nature of
the union which now existed between
herself and her husband.
Pennant lu his "Tour of Scotland"
tells that on tbo death of a liigblnndcr,
the corpse being stretched on a board
and covered with a coarse linen wrap?
per, tho friends placed n wooden plat?
ter on the breast of tbo deceased con?
taining a small quantity of salt anil
earth, separate nnd unmixed?the earth
an emblem of the corruptible body, tho
salt an emblem of tbo Immortal spirit
The Specnlator'a Prosrreaa.
Graball?So you sent your hoy around
the globe for n little trip, eh? I heard
he was dnbbling some in stocks? Rit?
chie?Dabbling? He probably was?
a$ first, but when I discovered his pre?
dicament ho was floundering In them!?
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.
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
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
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
Avoiding the Doctor.
Dr. Sanderson, an old Scotch ptiy*
bIcIuii, was a <j?jcer character, but a
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
"Are you hurt?" called the doctor,
"Sot a bit, doctor?not a bit," reiAicd
the man In haste. "Indeed, I feel a1
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
... I ..^lli:,.
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
Retail Orocera can secure "Waseo" ?
Flour of the J. W. ROWE, Company'
Hampton. Va. 11-20-tf.
SMART SHOE 8TYLES FOR
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.
20 Cent s
A Trip to Toyland
A Real 7rear
MEANS A VISIT TO
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. .
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
"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.:
SILVER & GOLD
POST CARD ALBUMS
COMB AND BRUSH SETS
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC CIGARS IN HOLIDAY PACKAGES
MEERSCHAUM AND FRENCH BRIAR PIPES
The Johnson Pharmacy
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