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; THE BEAT OF THE PULSE.
It Varlea Greatly la Different Per-J aona and Coadltloua. The pulse of women generally beats nt a slightly faster rate than that ofj nieu. It may be sntil that when a per*] son Is at rest his pulse, that of any I adult, may be from seventy-five to eighty times n minute. tlrent varlatlou ??ists in dlffereiit Individuals in re WCCt of the number of bents. After iwerolse the pulse quickens because of tjie stimulation of the heart, and the same result applies to the effects of taking food. A dose of alcohol wll! also stimulate the pulse somewhat, just as the use of tobacco; especially In excess, will tend to have an opposite effect namely, that of lowering the rate of the pulse, because of the depression of the heart which results. In fevers and lutlninmatory diseases the pulse rate tends to be very much Increased and also In respect of Its character. Instead of beating quietly the blood vessel in such cases exhibits a very full and bounding movement. On the other hand, where depression exists and the temperature of tho body falls, the pnNe may be unnaturally slow and Its character weak. Physicians are accus? tomed to distinguish other characteris? tics in the puls?', such as become valu? able hints in the discovery and deter? mination of disease. The practical les? son we learn here is that where the pulse continues for any length of time to have Its beats quickened to an un? natural degree and where especially a rise of the temperature or heut of tho body accompanies tbeso symptoms wo j ought to suspect some kind of feverish condition or other to be represented. The ptdse alone forms a valuable enough guide to this state of the body, but Its value Is very much increased if to the Information given us by tho pulse we add that which the use of the thermometer supplies.?Cardiff Times. NAMES OF DAYS. The Lnltu and Snxou Tenna From Wlllch Ther Are Derived. Our names for each day are derived from the Saxons, who probably bor? rowed the week fruin some eastern people, substituting names of their own divinities for those of the clas? sical gods, as Is easily seen when the names arc tabulated: l.utln. Saxon. English. Dies Soils.Sun's day.Sunday. Dies L?nne.Moon's day... .Monday. Die* Murtls.Tlw'n day.Tuesday. Dies MerCUrU.. Woden's duy.. Wednesday. Dies Jovia.Tbor's day_Thursday. Dies Veneria... Krlga's day...- Friday, Dies Satin nl'. ...Seterne's duy. Saturday. Among the ancients the belief In the influence of the planets upon the lifo of men was so strong that many In se? lecting their (billy ornaments would ] wear only the gem associated with the planet of tbe duy. Thus on Sunday only yellow gems und gold should adorn tbe lingers. Pearls and white stones, excepting diumouds, belonged to U?e Moon day. Tuesday, day of Mars, claimed rubies aud all stones of fiery luster. Thursday, Tbor's duy, demand? ed amethysts and deep colored stones of sanguine tint, while Friday, dom? inated by A'onus, reigned over the em? erald, color of jealousy, which is love's shadow- Saturday, dedicated to Sat? urn, oldest of the gods, had for Its distinctive talisman the most splendid of all gems, tho diamond.?Chicago Keen rd -Herald. 111. Time For Drink I uk. In the days of river driving on the Kennebec river In Maine old Uncle Jim Gilbert was a well known character. He was bale and hearty aud had an enormous appetite. The men used to come down the river with a drive of logs and get a meal at a tavern In Augusta. One morning, arriving late and with appetite aborpencd, old Un? cle Jim sat down with the first set of men and ate diligently during tbe time these men made a meal. A new set of men came and still Uncle Joe ate steadily. A third set came, and the tavern keeper, becoming alarmed, tried to hurry up the protracted meal by saying, "Better drink your coffee, un? cle, und have another cup!" "No," said the old man. "I never drink till I'm half through!"?Boston Herald. Tteturn of (ha Prodlfral. "I do piny in tough luck sometimes," declared tbe impecunious girl. "I>ast night, you remember how It rained. I happened to be In the neighborhood of some friends of mine wbom I bad not seen since tho last bard rain. I concluded to call. Before they asked me In they grabbed the umbrella I carried, hurried across the room with it, placed It In a closet there and lock? ed tbe door on it. " 'Thank heaven!' they cried. 'At last! Our long lost umbrella!'"?New York Press. A Slrlaon Hlory. The late John Stetson, famous in his day as a theatrical manager, was hav? ing a yacht built, and a friend, meeting him on the street, asked him what lie was going to name tbe boat. "I haven't decided yet," replied John, "but It will be some nonio commencing with S, probably either Psyche or Cinch." Ilia I'art. Magistrate (to witness)?I understand that you overheard the quarrel between the defendant and his wife? Witness Yes, sir. Magistrate?Tell tho court, if you can, what he seemed to be doing. Wltuess?He seemed to bo doin' tho I Is ten In'. Optlmlatle View. Tom (proudly)?Miss Plnklelgh has promised to be my wife. Jack (consol? ingly)?Oh, don't let that worry you. Women frequently break their prom? ises,? Chicago News. Inquire of the young people; they know everything. THE STRANGLING FIG. A < Urion? Tropical Tree That l.tvei l|iuu Other Tree*. Visitors to Mexico niul other tropical countries often hnye l.lielr uttoutlon called to "the strangling llg'*-n tree that commences its growth as an epi? phyte-that Is. one form of plant lite that grows perched on another?far op on the trunk or among the branches of another tree, usually on a palmetto or some of the kinds of palms. The roots of the strangling tree extend down? ward around the host tree to the ground, gradually Joining together, making a tubelike mass of roots some? times as much as six feet or more In diameter. When the attacked tree Is a palm death to it Is caused not so much by the binding around the trunk as by shad lug out Its branches by XUajtjj^&ziYis When the attacked tree Is nu exogen ?that Is. one wllh wood and bark?tbo at lacking roots bind so tightly as to cause a stoppage of the (low of the sap. As the sup of a tree Is really Its food (changed by the leaves so that It can be usodl and the How of the food Is thus stopped, the attacked tree la real? ly "starved" to death. So death to tbo attacked tree Is caused either by smothering or by starvation or by both. The peculiar manner In which the flattened roots extend down aud around the tree give them the appearance of some thick, slow flowing material run? ning down the tree.?St. Nicholas. GRIM OLD CROMWELL. The l'rolrclor Melde Christmas n (.loom) ntnl Scrloum <>u\. "Christmas was Illegal iu Cromwell's time," said an antiquary. "Those grim old Purltnus were so gloomy that they would not have any gayety even on Christ mas day. "Cromwell said that "holly and mistle? toe were hcatbenlsh things. He said that they had no real Christian signifi? cance; they were a part of some pagan festival of the Druids. Accordingly ho made a law that If yon decorated your house with mistletoe at Christmas you got thirty days in jail. "The terrible old fellow forbade Christmas celebrations?no dancing, no Kinging, no playgolng, no feasting on Christinas day; penalty, thirty days. '.'You see. It was his Idea that Christ? mas was a religious, a serious time, a time fur ohurohgolng and prayer aud reverence and for nothing else. The innocent family that In Cromwell's day eat down to turkey and plum pudding aud wound up with Christmas games got u month all round. ' Only for a lime, (hough. The people rebelled. Willing as the people hud been to put. on the gloom of those dreadful old Puritans, they Insisted on having a little Joy on Christmas duy, aud Cromwell after a year or two had to give in to them."?New Orleans Times-Democrat. "The Woman In White." Iu a letter to Charles Dickens, Wllkle Collins Intimated the fact that the great work upon which he had devoted so much time was finished, but that the Unding of a suitable title hud occa? sioned him much trouble. Eventually, feeling somewhat run down in health, lie left London for llrondstalrs. a re? sort which was a favorite with both Dickens and Collins. Whllo lying on the dirt' iu a meditative mood one bright morning his eyes suddenly riv? eted themselves on the white light bouse which stood boldly out in the foreground under the dir/./.IIng rays of the midday sun. As he gar.od Collins iu a semiconscious manner addressed himself In a whisper to the light? house. "You arc as stiff aud as state? ly as my white woman," snld he. "White woman! White wo?the Wern? au In white. Eureka! I have got It!" And so the book was given this curi? ously inspired title. The French Idea. The Frenchman of the middle class sacrifices everything in order to obtain for ills children some official position or other, a mean one, pcrhups, but a sure one, leading after thirty years of penury to n pension verging on desti? tution. This is one aspect of the decay of the French race. It Is easy to un? derstand that two races are not evenly armed for the struggle for life If one be made up of aspirants to official po? sition and the other of Individuals pos? sessing initiative, daring and energy. For this rensou do Latin races decline, while Anglo Saxon races grow aud multiply.?Paris Slecle. Bott und Arrow Flatting:. Iu the south sens and in varioua groups of islands iu the Indian ocean the aborigines shoot fish with the bow and arrow. The art Is extremely diffi? cult, as in taking aim nt an object un? der water the archer has to allow for refraction. If he were to aim directly nt the fish as he sees It, he would, of ' course, miss. Long practice has, how? ever, made the natives expert to a wonderful degree In this sport.?Lon? don Saturday Review. It Waa Tomrb. The waiter girl knew a thing or two about table etiquette, so she sniffed scornfully as she said, "It's not our custom to serve a knife with pie." "No?" reraurked the patron In surprise. "Then bring me an ax." ? Christian Register. He Write* For Money. Lady Gushlngton?So your son Is a real author! How dlstrnctlngly Inter? esting! And does he write for money" Practical Dad?Yes; I get his appllca tlons about once a week. Her Perch. "Did he propose to her on his knees?' "No. but she accepted him on them.' -Houston Post. Hnelne at' Htm Work. lluctuc. the French writer, composed his work while walking rapidly about, shouting out the Hues in a loud voice. One day while he was thus composing purl ?f his play of "Mltbrldutes" in the Tulle rlcs gardens In Paris he- was mir rounded by n'group, of - workmen who took him to be n maniac. Ou his re? turn home H orn these walks he Would write down scene after scene lu prose, and when Ibey were finished he would exclaim. "My tragedy Is done!" con? sidering the transposition of the Hue* [into verse only a trivial thing. A llpiiinrkalile t'liarcti. A small watering place In Austria named Ulchwuld can boast of possess? ing a remarkable church. 11 was lirst built by an Italian architect at Venice at the expense of Prince Ca rial Olary Aldringeu, who Is a great admirer of Italian architecture. When it was tlu '(shed the church was taken to pieces aud packed in thousands or numbered cases for transportation to KlChwald. At that place It was eventually rebuilt nud then made over to IIh InhahltAut* as a gift from the prince. AlniUKl nn liiHiill. Hess - Yes, the engagement's off. He told her she ought to give up novels and rend something more substantial - something that would Improve her. Hen Well? Hess drachms! Don't you see? The Idea of a man Intimat? ing to Ills llaneee that she could be Im? proved in any way!?Exchange. Hut lie Krallten It Nan, Mrs. Benimm? Many u true word Is spoken In Jest. Mr. Uenhaip?That's so. l little dreamed when 1 sold, "With all my worldly goods I thee endow," that yoli would take every cent I hnd. -Twinkles. When :\ man Is di-lfllng with the stream he is likely to think that tbe stream bns ceased to flow.?New Ha? ven T-euder. Do Not Endanger Life When a New. port News Citizen Shows You the Cure. Why will people ccatlnuo to suffer the agonies of kidney complaint, back? ache, urinary disorders, lame'.ess. headaches, langour. why allow them? selves to beconio chronic. Invalids, when a certain cure is offered them? Doan's Kidney Hills Is the remedy to use, because It gives to the kidneys the help they need to perform their work. If you have any. even one, of liie symptoms of kidney diseases, euro yourself now. before diabetes, dropsy or Brighl's disease sets In and death n. suits. Head this Newport News tes? timony: Mrs. It. L. Watson, wife of R. U Watson, the well known foreman in tho fitting department of the shipyard, residence 220 Thirty-first street, says: "When I say that 'i.e results obtained j from the use of Doan's Kidney Pills i both t urprlsed and gratified me, 1 very mildly state the facts. The rem? edy cil.ed a dull aching In the small of my I.eck which had annoyod me for some time. It is astonishing how quickly the medicine takes effect. Suf? ferers from backache who will go to Steornes' Drug Store for Doan's Kid? ney Pills need have no fear of a dis? appointment." For sale by nil dealers. Price ?Oc. Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. New York, sole agents for tho United States. Remember the name?Doan's?and take no other. Mr. .lohn Smith. Newport News, Va. Dear Sir: ? If you are not al? ready a customer of ours, we would like to arrange so that It would be to your In? terest to become one. We carry one of the largest and best se? lected stock of fur? niture, carpets und stoves to be found in Newport News or on tills Peninsula, and we think by n comparison, you will always find our prices a little low? er than our compe? titors. If you wnnt to buy for cash, we allow a reasonable discount. Should yon want time, we invite you to take advantage of our easy payment plan of a little per week or month until the 1.111 is paid, floods delivered same day us selected. Come In to see us, get acquainted with the largest firm lu Newport News, and remember, your credit Is good and we invite you to open a charge account with tin. Spe? cial inducements to people just starting to house-keoplng. A hand? some present with all bills amounting to fifty ($50.00) dollars or more by presenting this letter. Very truly, Newport News Furn? iture Company, 3007-9 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Va. GREW MISS LEWIS' HAIR AND WE CAN PROVE The Graai Danderine Never Falls to Produo? tho Daalred Results TV/IISS Lewis' linir was very tIiin ami it wan Irl.? limn two feet in Ifngtlt wlirn ' alle (iF|',a? using Dnnilrrinr Slic rnvi liri hair und M-alp err now (airly ? teomlng with new lifo and vigor. Thflt'o die main sevrel ol Ihia girni reine'ily il nuccfM a* a hair grower. It cry' liveittj. invigorate* ami lairly etqvlrilien tin* hair gland* nntl tlBSUOtl o[ tU ; scalp, causing unusual anil imliranl ol ncltvtly on lint part ol thi-'ite two most inline laut Organa, resulting in a strohuous and oontlnuoue growth of tho hair. I In- (ollowing is ii reiirniluclioti ol Min l.rwia' lant latter: ?'-' January 3, 190!). Dear Doctor Knowlloni?? Yon know I Inlil you in my first Idler I lint Ml)' liair would not reach imu-li lielow in) ahoulflArii, ami I lint all of il together only innilr one liny liraiil. I am articling you my plinlogi i.pli, wliivli I Im.I lukcn at Slnvena Hroa. Ii toll? die wliole. nior) tetter limn I ran Irll il. Everybody I know in uaing Dntiderinr, r.i> y'oti i.ee I am doing toini'tliing tu kliuw mj appreciation. Sincerely yours, (Mit?) EVA LEWIS. Dandorino makes the scalp In-aliliy nntl fertile and keep* it *o. Ii ii I lie grrnlr.M acalp feYtlli>er und therefore the. grctilefl halr*produolng romedy d?- world !??? ever known Ii in o nnlutnl I.I anil n wliolritonic meuicinu for both llie hail anil acnlp. EVOH O 25o bottlO Of It Will put n'i<UI*U goaulno Ufo In your holr than a gallon of any othor hair tonlo over made. It shows results from the very etart. NOW at oil druggist* In three ?lies, 25 cent?, SO cents and 81. par battle . I.ntoni Photoisrnph of MIS8 SIVA LEWItl Ci?? *n-in in on Avenue, Chlaop.3 FREE. To slum hnw i|iili.<kty llniiilerlne Rein We Will lend ? Inritu anniplaltiH liy rtMuni umli to tiny ouu wuc keiidi tlitn uilvcitlM'iiii'iit to tin' Knonltou ifuii. tlerliie Co., ?,Mi n?-.),u tin ttiflr nullit und a?drc?? und 10 von!? lr ?Ufer or ?tuinpa to pay poitage. EfflBBPWBSM Watt, Doxey & Watt The Busy Store Watt, Doxey & Watt JANUARY SAUE OP Muslim Underwear Some Splendid Offerings. AU Much Under Reel Value Petticoats AT 50c- flood quality nutslin, plain hemstitched, another num? ber trimmed with open work ein brolderery. . AT $1.00?Wido variety of styles, beautiful lace und onibroid? ery trltumiiiK. some have cluster of narrow tucks and bands of wider tucks. AT $1.50 AND $2.00-Styles arc very effective, finished with rum? or five rows of lace. Corset Covers AT 10c?ISxtra well made and neatly trimmed. AT 12 1-2c?Two rtvles, plain and fancy trlniincd. AT 25c?Pretty Val. or Torchon lace trimming, laso embroidery trimming. AT 50c?Heuullful elaborations of lace nnd embroidery In now yoke and Inset design. Children's White Muslin Dresses Without doubt, the largest and prettiest collection we've ever shown. 39c, 50c, 75c, $1 to $2.00. downs AT 50c? Yoke or embroidery. trimmed In lace AT 75c?Two styles, plain with cluster of tucks and narrow Valen? ciennes nnd lace IttBnrtlon. AT $1.00?Kinhroldery or laco trimmed with pretty pink or blue sutln ribbon. Uetler grade at $1.25 and $1.60. Killarney Linen Suiting A plnln white fabric for wniBts and dresses, looks like real linen, 17c. WHITE CHECK MUSLIN, neat checks and plaid effects for chil? dren's dresses, 10c. CHECK NAINSOOK, used for men's night, shirts and underwear, 12 1-2c and 15c. 40-INCH PERSIAN LAWN, sheer, fine weave, 15c. RUSSIAN LINEN SUITING, ex? tra heavy, grass bloached. natural finish. Hujuh effect, suitable for coat tiu[ts, 45c., MERCERIZED WAI8TINQ, noat dott, scroll and fluei* do Us design, also solid poplin effect, 17c and.. 25c, $1.00 COVERT CLOTH FOR 89c -Strictly all wool, G4-luches wide, Oxford groy, mixed brown, garnet and blue. 89c. WHITE LAWN WAISTS?itist received, now styles, long or snort ulcovos, high or low neok, trim-1 med with pretty lace und Inser? tion, 98c. \ OUTING KIMON08, at a bar? gain, made of good quality outing, 25c. ? .44,14^. 50c Men's Under* wear for 39c Shirts double or single breasted nnd fleece lined; punts well made and highly finished, 39c. MEN'8 NATURAL WOOL UN? DERWEAR; regular (1.00 quality now 89c. Sweet Orr & Co., double breast? ed flannel working shirts, $1.00, Men's dross shirts, pleated front, superior grade, 76c MEN'8 KID GLOVES, light Of i dark tau, $1.00 and $1.60. WATT, DOXEY & WATT, 290^ Washington Avenue, Newport News, Va. ALL WINTER AT EPES SCHOOL. Wash. Ave. <fe 80th St Morning, Afternoon and Night clause*. Well equipped rooms, good library, experienced teachers.. All. b-anchea of a liberal education taught thoroughly. Special lnotruo tloni In Book-Keoping, Stenography, Typewriting and Muaio. 8-28-tu8-a 2617 Washington Ave. Both Phones 521. How Times Have Changed. "The limes are changing," said j Bailiff William I'hipps. "You know j they used to say that you could j always look around and fft-e a white, horse whenever you spied a red headed woman. Generally, too, It was true. It's different now. "I was walking the Circle yester? day auvv sa wa girl so red headed that I'd bo willing to take out Hie Insurance on her. I looked uout for the proverbial white horse, and discovered nothing hut six au- i tomobUes. Verily, the limes are j etinnging." Indianapolis News. tLOTHt?S Cleaned Pressed and Dyed The Hub Cleaning and Pressing Co., 211 Thirty-third 8t. Cltz. 'Phone 328. J. H. WHEELER, Prop. TRY MY IT'S FINEI LIQUID REFRESHMENTS In endless variety. Family trade a specialty. 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