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?T"" IBSEN'S PARADOX.
Anil tlio Ititimntc iirinilmi of Science t<i Society. Ibsen, my grout compntrlot, lins in one of his works formulated tlio para? dox Hint tlio man is strongest who Stands most alone. There is certainly some truth In this?-tiny, there Is much truth In It so far as science Is con-1 rei ned. The-man who In the search for truth goes his way Independently t>f other men and of other considera? tions Is certainly the man who Is apt to ilud the greatest and most valuable truth. Du the other hand, It Is also into that science more than most other things In life depends on co-operation, on the help of one's fellow beings, and this becomes more and more true every day. Many people are apt to forget what science ncllially Is and what they owe to science, for It Is through sci? ence that modern society actually ex? ists, und the development of society as It Is today would be impossible If sci? ence were eliminated, lluinaulty l.t growing; hut, if science and the means created by science are not growing, hu? manity will have to look- forward to a very miserable future. Therefore the nation that wishes to be cared for must support science and those who carry on sei en title work. Science will live her own life and has done so ever since Hie days when I'roinctheus made his fatal expedition to the gods and stole the lire which Is more ur less burning In every one of us ami cannot be extinguished. 'There Is something sublime In this everlasting lire of sci? ence. Generation after generation dis? appears. The Individual Is nothing, but always "watchful In tho tower man shall remain In sleepless coutcmplu tlon."--I>r. Nansen. THE HUMAN THROAT. It Hub n Sort of I.Idle Itrttln That Control*, iih Actions. Did you know (hat the throat has a brain of its own'/ Pew people are aware of It. but It's a fact. There Is a small ganglia which exercises direct control of iIk- muscles of the throat und nets as its brain. Of course It Is subservient to the genuine brain, but at the same time does a good deal of In? dependent thinking for Itself. It Is very timid and suspicious of any strange objects' that como near the throat. For this reason It Is very dlfllcult for ti physician to operate on the throat. ItCfOt'e mix tiling can be done In this di? rection it is necessary for the operator to gain (he confidence of the little brain that dominates it. It frequently takes weeks before this conQdouco can bo secured, and until It Is secured It Is 'Impossible to perform an operation. Woe to the man who attempts rough treatment to the throat before gaining the Utile brain's conUddllCC. Ills oper? ations will bo resented with violent paroxysms, llrat of the thront, then of the diaphragm, und, if the operator still persists, the patient will be thrown Into convulsions. Still more curious Is the fact that this little brain lias a nomory, and if once frightened In this way It Is almost Impossible to ever ;nln Its conlldonco, no matter how jeutle the operator mav be, llintoi-lt'itl Accuracy. Perish the thought that the novelist or playwright should be tied down to historical accuracy! I.ady Dorothy Neville quotes nil amusing correspond? ence between Bulwcr l.ytton and her brother: My Pimr Walpolo? Hero I am nt Rath ?tiered to death. I ant thinking of writ? ing n piny about your great uni-cHlor, Sir Robert. Had ho not a sinter Lucy, and did shu not marry n Jacobite? My brother promptly replied: ?My Dear l.ytton?I earo Httlo for my family and still loa? for Sir Robert, but i know that ho never had it sister Lucy, no she could not havo married a Jacobite. However, this mattered little to Lord l.ytton, for his answer ran: My Dear Walpolc?You nro too late! Sir Robert had a sister Lucy, and she did marry it Jacobite, So, in defiance of history, the play "Wttlpole" came to be written. Artlxtx iik SIki> I'nlntem. It Is surprising how many noted Eng? lish artists began life by painting iun signs. Anlong them were Morland, Da? vid Cox, Herring and Sir William Beecbey. Millals painted n George and Dragon sign for the tleorge Inn, Hayes common. Another George and Dragon, at Wargrave on Thames, has a double sided sign painted by two It. A.'s. Gor? ing on Thames has a sign from tho brush of Marcus Stone, II. A. There are signs by Walter Crane and Caton Woodville at (Jrayshott and Fit tie worth. Hogarth painted a number of signs for friendly publicans. In CrltuMon On Ich. "What became of that man you ar? rested as n horse thief?" "Lynched," nnswered Pluto Pete. "I suppose that ends the matter." "No. Some o' tho boys had their doubts, so we're goin' to call some wit? nesses an' git evidence that he really were the guilty party."?Washington Star. Presence ot Mind. . It is n mistake to think that It is only the l-Jugllshman who keeps his head In n crisis. When n passenger steamboat suddenly struck o rock off Hongkong the other day, a number of Chinese on board promptly started looUng the passengers' trunks.?Punch. Tho Attraction. Nell?Isn't she a peculiar girl? She wouldn't look at him when he was rieh, but now, after he's lost all his inouey, she accepts him. Belle?Well, you know how crazy every woman Is to get anything Hint's reduced! It takes two to make a marriage, but only one to mar one.?Smart Sot. mm sna m Now is Your Opportunity. During the Month of January, I Will Give 25 to all Cash buyers on my entire stock of House Furnish ings. This is no fake sale, but a straight proposition. Below I give a few prices, showing the reductions made in different departments as follows; Our Crockery Department is stocked with a complete assortment of Jlaviland, Austrian and English China. $35 Austrian Sets at - $22 50 $25 Sets at - - - $18.75 $20 English Sets at - $15.00 $16 Sets at - - - $12.00 $12 Sets at - - - $ 9.00 $10 Sets at - - - $ 7.50 Call and you will be convinced that the month of January is the time to spend your-eash money and Lash's is the place to spend in. Oriental Rugs A large and varied assortment of Oriental Rugs constantly on hand. Now is the mothers' opportunity as we have received a large assortment of Children's Go-Carts direct from Toledo, Ohio, and are selling $30 Go-Caris at $25 Go-Carts at $20 Go Carts at $16 Go-Carts at $12 Go-Carts at $10 Go-Carts at = $22.50 - $18.75 = $15.00 = $1.2.(10 - $ - $ 9.00 7.50 In fact, the 25 per cent, applies to my entire stock of goods. All goods are marked in plain figures. You can wait on yourself. Get the discount and go home happy. UPHOLSTERED COUCHES $10 Couches at $15 Couches at $20 Couches at $25 Couches at $30 Couches at $7 50 $11.25 $15.00 $18.75 $22.59 In the Carpet Department as Follows: $2.00 Savonnerie Carpet.$1.50 per yard Carpets, formerly sold for $1.50, at.$1.124 Carpets, formerly sold for $1.25, at.83}c Carpets, formerly sold for $1.00, at .75c Carpets, formerly sold for 75c. at.56-Jc A Large and varied line of 3-PIECE PARLOR SUITES $30 $40 $50 $60 $75 Sui'ts at Suites at Suites at Suites at Suites at = $22.50 - $30,00 - $37.50 = $45.00 = $56.75 NO GOODS CHARGED AT ABOVE PRICES 2803-5 and 7 Washington Avenue. LA Newport News, Virginia. A PHILOSOPHER ON TIPPING. Mr. f. Hopkinaon Smith's Views On a Vexed Problem. '? Mr. P, Hopklnson Smith, novelist, painter, contractor, engineer and ra? conteur of vast experience, has new? ly turned sociologist and contrived to divide all mankind Into two unequal pii'ts?namely, those who give tips and those who take them. Mr. Smith himself Is of the more blessed num? ber, and a more earnest, stronuous. persistent, prodigal and apparently incorrigible giver of tips never lived. "Lot us talk about tipping," said a Baltimore News "interviewer" who called on him, and Mr. Smith talked willingly, and talked till he had seem? ingly talked himself far away from Ills subject. But only seemingly, for through all his conversation there ran a narrow train of thought tending inevitably to the conclusion of tip J pers and recelvors. "Do you know 'what is the national crime?" asked Mr. Smith. "Why." he went oh. hastily, without waiting for an an? swer, "the surplus of money: It is the cause of all our miseries." And he proceeded to show how absolutely ne cessarv It wan for every man to have a hobby. "1 painted a bit," he ob nerved modestIv, "all during my bus? iness life," and considering his vast output of lagoons and gondolas it cannot be said that he overstated the fact. A later hobby of his was writ? ing books, and whether that or tip? ping Is at present his chief hobby it is ? difficult to deolde. Perhaps it ? would ho fair to say that thev arc Interdependent, like tipping and po? liteness. For In Mr. Smith's scheme there Is an indissoluble bond between : good manners and the giving of gratuities. Mark this, for It is dnrk and dif? ficult to follow, as the giving of j tips Ib practised by' one group of ! men, so it is the business of the oth- i !.or group to practice good manners; I for tho rest of the world. The civ-; i era of tips have no time to consider ; j manners. They are concerned In'. i making money, writing books, paint-1 i Ing Venetian scenes, and so on. At i least that Is what we gather, for when Mr. Hopklnson Smith was nsk I ed about manners he waved his cigar I excitedly. "My dear lady." he said. I _I "there are no manners. We have no time to be polite, just as we have no time for any literature except that suited to a street car or a railroad journey." So, while those who are producing your railway literature nre busy, the rest of the world is culti? vating good manners for the enter? tainment of the producers. . It is a fair division of labor and it accounts for the interesting fnct that Mr. Smith "has had no experience with Penn SEEK NO FURTHER "*?? 0?VIC CO REMEDIES Should bo In ivery homo? safe, reliable, fro* from all opiates and pois? onous matter. Penn Catarrh Cure, Price-$2.00 Penn Rheumatism Cure, Liquid . $1.00 Penn RheumatlBm Cure, Tab? lets.50c Penn Nerve and Blood Cure...50o Penn Kidney and Liver Cure...50c Penn Dyspepsia Cure . 50c Penn Pile Cure . 60o Penn Constipation Cure . 25c Penn 8trentjthenlng Kidney Plaster ...;... 25c Ponn Cherry Elixir . 25c Penn Ltnlmont . 25c f ? Penn Rheuma? tism Cure is Just what you have been looking for? a uric acid destroyer Free from Opi? ates, Iodide of Pot> ash or Mercury. A generous free sample forwarded. Write to PEKH onus CO. Philadelphia, Pa. If you use a PENN REMEDY, you can feel assured that you are tak? ing an honest, reliable medicine, once tried always taken, as they fire compounded by a noted physlclai; are absolutely In a class by them B3lvon; will keep yon well and save mn,uy doctor^' bills. Sold by all drugglste or mailed on reeelot of price by PENN DRL? CO., PHILADELPHIA. PA. .Wholesale and Retail J. C. OOR3UCH A CO. . Insolent servants." "Why," says he, I I "one of the greatest pleasures I have J Is giving the porter in a sleeping car! a quarter." It may seem a little unfair that , for mere politeness the porter should j I bo entitled to the quarters which the .other man has to work for. But this.! * it seems, is the will of a Divine Frov Idence. "The good Cod," Mr. Smith [explains piously, "intended the color ed man to ho a serving man, and to show that He did He painted his face i hlnck. He wrote his Inferiority on his features. You can't get away from that." Bttt what would happen to Mr. Smith and his social scheme If the world were suddenly to acquire a tast? for some other literature be? sides the railway type? ?From the New York Evening Sun. We Are the Wealthiest. "The United States is the wealthi? est nation in the world," snld a close friend of Present Roosevelt recent? ly, who had jus: gone over a remark? able official report, which is soon to be made mtbilc. He added: "In a brief span of young life this Infant natlo. hue broken all records relating t.) the accumulation of riches. Wo uro beginning to think in billions Instead of millions. Take it any way you like, our affluenc.9 outstrips anything oveY known be? fore. "Our country has more actual money, grcator banking facilities richer farms, more productive mine-?, more railroads, more internal com? merce, more millionaires, more well to-do tradesmen, .more Independent farmers, more hlghl>r paid laborers and a greater distribution of luxuries than any other has enjoyet ?ince time began." *? ?From a Washington Dispatch. Tor Ladies and Gentlemen OyGters Served In All Styles. Merchants' Lunch from 12 to 2 o'clock, 20c Special attention given to theater parties. Special induce? ments to regular boarders. First Class Lunch Counter. MRS. D. R. DAVIDSON, Manager. 2304 Washington Ave. HICKS* ? IMMEDIATELY CUBES HEADACHES 8r?.to Up COLDS InOto iZ Hours TrUlfwSfclto AtOnj&iv?