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THE I AIUZONA REPUBLICAN WEDNESDAY MOKNING, JUNE 3, 1903.
in . Or. Lyon s PERFECT Tooth Powder Used by people of refinement for over a quarter of a century PREPARED BY SPECIAL EXCURSIONS EAST. 1 The Steel Bridge Route EAST The "OILED" Route WEST Something cheap in tickets via SANTA FE from Phoenix: . June 4-5 and 24 to 30th inclusive. Chicago and return St. Louis and return STfi 70 Kansas' City and rtturn $64.20 St. Paul and return $72.10 Cairo and return $71.70 Memphis and return $71.70 Denver, Colo Soil. 00 We shall b glad to see you and sup ply any information. L. H. LANDIS, General Agent. SEA EXCURSIONS Take advantage of LOW RATES, via The Southern Pacific and M. & P. S. R. V. R. R. Excursions every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at rate of $23.95 from Phoenix to all coast resorts. San Diego to Santa Barbara inclusive, good re turning until November 30th. Stop-over allowed at all points west of Colton. San Francisco and Return $45.45 THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC Is 230 miles the shortest route. Desert passed in the night. Daylight trip through beautiful San Bernardino valley. Trains leave at convenient time, viz.: 6:13 p. m., (city time), arriving at Ixis An geles at 11:23 a. in. next morning. Din ing cars on all trains. SUMMER EXCURSION RATES TO EAST ERN POINTS, 1903. Chicago, $76.70; St. Louis. Cairo, Mem phis and New Orleans, $71.70; St. Paul and Minneapolis, $72.10; Missouri River Points, $64.20. Sal-? dates June 4th, 5th, 24th and 30th, inclusive; July 13th and 16th, August 23th and 26th. Final limit !0 days. For full particulars call on or address M. O. B1CKNELL No. 22 S. Center St. 5. P. ticket Agent ! tJtl'ltllil'flrg gq.JtH NEW MEXICO raROOF CiARBEN"i SOUTH-WEST LOCATED AT TTTF. SUMMIT TKE SACRAMENTO MO aooo rzzx Aaov-2. SEA LEVU. r -.TO tin uxb VHi-;,-' CLOUDCDOFT. THE PRCMTtR SCMHZR RESORT Or TUB CRCAT SOUTHWEST BEACHED DIRECT BY THE TRAINS Of TTAR- IlPAS0-N0RmA5IIRN STSm FOR. rllLL INFORMATION. DESCRIPTIVE, LITERATURE. ETC. CALL ON NEAREST COUPON TICKET AGENT OR. ADDRESS -A. 'jsr 'BRovvi : O.PA.EIMJO HOZTtfZAJTCZN SYSTEM. IX, PASO. TEXAS . " FOLOW Wabash SIDE II XOUDCROFT 1. GRAND CANYON WILD MAN . An Additional Attraction Has Been Provided at the Great Gorge. The people of Arizona duly appre ciate the fact that they have In the Grand Canyon the greatest attraction for tourists that the world affords, but they have silently mourned the ab sence of exciting features In connection with the wonderful gorge. Kvery little jim-crow seashore resort has its sea serpent, but the Grand Canyon has been under a serious handicap in hav ing nothing but Its own scenery wherewith to thrill visitors. The shortage has been remedied, however. The Canyon has a wild man. We know it harbors a wild man, for the San Francisco Examiner is authority for the story, and the Examiner never liesat least it does not always admit that it is lying. And, anyway, people are hard to please who Insists upon an affidavit with each story that appears in the Sunday supplements of the yel low journals. Our own cittizens, who Yisit the Canyon this summer, should not fail to tak along a camera for protection against the wild man. But here is the story: Many strange stories have been told of the "wild man" Qf the Grand Can yon of the Colorado, and while some persons have credited these weird tales, they have for the most rart been regarded as the ingenious inventions of imaginative travelers, and have passed into tradition as such. But ac cording to, I. W. Stevens of Cedar, Col., the "wila man" is not a myth, and he gives a thrilling account of an en counter he had with the creature. "Two years ago," says Mr. Stevens. "I had business in the northwestern part of Arizona that took me in the neighborhood of the extreme lower end of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado river, in Mohave county, Arizona. Hav ing the misfortune of getting my arm broken. I took a trip to the river to the river to kill time and catch a few beaver. 1 constructed a skiff, with the aid of a friend, and, when my arm got strong enough, I took a' trip up the Canyon as far as I could go with a boat. few miles above the entrance I hauled my boat upon the sand and got ready to examine the rock walls. "The first thing that attracted my attention was the imprint of bare feet in e sand Thinking the tracks had been made by some Indian, perhaps a Piute or a Hualapi, I began looking the gorge over with much interest. Go ing down stream a short distance I found'more tracks. "The third day of my stay I saw the head of a man on a bench of rocks on the north side of the river. Evidently he was seated on the edge of a cliff some distance above my camp. I rowed up stream a little above! the point where I saw the man's h'lid and part of his houlders above the! greasewood brush. Climbing up to inc ocnen i hnd soma difficulty in fining a place IsXyour Stomach weak Bowels Con stipated o r Liver and Kidneys Inac tive? Then don't neglect the matter. Nature needs assistance and the Bitters be ing Nature's remedy for these ailments K STOMACH is surely the medicine you need It positively cures. Try It. El Paso & Southwestern Rail road Company. CONDENSED TIME TABLE. Effective December 10, 1002. W BfT HlllNll KTATIONH KAT mii .Mi 9:00 a. m. lv...El Paso..ar. 5:15 p. m 1:00 p. m. ar..Hachita ,.lv. i 1:15 p. m 1:15 p. m. lv. .Ilachita ,.ar. j 1:00 a. m 4:43 p. m. I ar.. Douglas .lv. ?:45 a 4:55 p. m. lv.. Douglas, ar. 8:11 p 6:15 p. m. ar.:.. Naco ...lv. j 8:15 a 6:02 p. m. ar... Bisbee ..lv. 8:30 a m. m. m. m. 9:30 a. m. j lv.. Deming ..ar. 6:00 p. m. 12:03 p.m. i ar... Benson ..lv. 1:05 p. m. W. G. CHOATE. Genl. Supt. and TrafTic Mgr. V. R. STILES. Gen'l. Freight and Pass. Agt. EL PASO, TEXAS. Maricopa & Phoenix & Salt River Valley Railroad TIME TABLE Pacific Standard Time ( City time irt hour later.) Phoenix to Maricopa rend down MARICOPA DIVISION Maricopa to Phoenix read up STATIONS 5:45 p. ra. fi:l"i p m. 7 :'.') p. m. Lv Phoenix Ar ' Tempo ' Ar Maricopa I.v fi:lC a. m. 6:4i a m. 4:15 a. ni. Mesa lo Phoenix Te.ml down MESA DIVISION Phoenix to Mesa read up STATIONS a. m. 7 :en 7 :;-, 7:i: p. in. l::u a :1m J::iD a. in. 0:ai J:Of S:V, V m, :0O I v Slesa City Ar " Tempo ' Ar 'Phoenix Lv .v.On Southern Pacific Passenger Trains Pass Maricopa as follows: EAST noVSD ALL DAILY WEST BOCSD No. K, 10:0." p.m. V'tib'd OverlM.No. 7,S:4." a.m No. 10, :!:!: a.m Sunset Limited No. 9, 7:50 p.m Only 17 Hours to Los Angeles. M. O. BICKNELL. Supt. and Gen. Frt. and Pass. Agt. TH EFLAG." Niagftra Falls Short Line Ask your agent to route you via the Wabash railroad from Kansas City, St. Louis or Chicago to all points cast. Tourist cars, Chicago to Boston, Mondays, Thurs days and Saturdays. , RU3 C. CLINE, P. C r. Ast., Lo? Aniflci. Wimm PAINS HAVE Dr. McLaughlin: bcnghl n.nr Sir: The Belt I days after I had suffered for two . . ! "V . . . . a t n 1- heaun to your.,,u. uu. .. - FREE BOOK. infol nation, Dr. .M. J. McLauehlin, that I could get over me icuge be on a level with my strange neigh bor. . . n A I finally succeeded in approacr.ing closer to the point. I saw sitting on a large boulder a man with long white hair and matted, Deara inai iwi" to his knees. The creature was un aware of my approach, and I gazed up on him for some moments unobserved. He was about fifty yards away and in full view. lie wore no clothing, anu upon his talon-llke fingers were claws at least two inches long. A coat of gray hair nearly covered his body. with here and there a spot oi uiny skin showing. I had found the 'wild man of the rocks! At that moment a rock loosened o some animal came rolling down. The creature turned his face toward me. Horrors! What a face it was seared and burned brown by tne sun. wun fiery green eyes. With a wild whoop and a leap he was up over rocKs ana cliffs like a mountain sheep for about seventy-five yeards. Then he stopped. He was armed with a queer shaped club, large enough to fell an ox. Brandishing this bludgeon, he shrieked and chattered for a moment, then ctm-toil toward me. roaring and still ftourshing his weapon. raster anu faster .he came and my hair began to stiffen. "I am a poor runner, so I stood my ground. When th- creature was with in about fifteen yeard of me I raised my rifle to fire, thinking to cripple him. As I glanced along the barrel I heard a growl just above the wild man. He also had heard the growl and braced himself Tor the shoe k. "I drew a hasty bead on the cougar and pressed the trigger. When the smoke had cleared away the mother cougar lay dead whre the wild man stood. The man himself had disap peared. The two young cougars were still on the rock, apparently greatly frightened by the report and echoes of my old Sharp's rifle. Reaching hastily for a cartridge, I found I had negl -cted to buckle on my belt when leaving camp, so I hastily retreated to the boat, where I round everything as I had left it. I shoved the loat off and drifted toward camp, which was near the cougars. There lay the old cougar where she had fal len. The wild man was standing over the two cubs, which' also were dead, he having beat the life out of them with a club. He stood a moment gazing on the carcasses, then got down on hands and knees and drank the warm blood ;is it flowed from the death wounds. The sight sickened me. "I stood up in the boat and yelled. The man sprang to his feet, took a long look at me. then fled up from ledge to ledge until he reached the fourth ledge, where he stopped. Here he flourished his club again and scream ed the w ildest. most unearthly screech I ever heard, then turned and sprang up the craggy wall of the canyon. "Not fancying my wild neighbor, 1 packed my outfit into the boat and drifted down and out of the canyon before I made camp for the night. That was the strangest adventure of my life. "Tradition records that years ago hostile Indians captured three men. bound them to logs far up the canyon and cast them adrift upon the swollen river. It may be that this wild crea ture Is one of those unfortunate men who, by chance, freed himself and es caped death, but was made insane by his awful experience." BOSTON'S TRIBUTE TO EMERSON. The meeting at Symphony hall laet evening will readily hold the first place in the remaikable series of memorial observances of the hundredth anni versary of the birth of Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was a conspicuously notable tribute, both by reason of the high intellectual distinction of tho; who took part and by the character of the utterances on the occasion. The address of President Eliot serves to bring to the people of this gen?ra tion a clearer realization of the mar velous foresight of the Concord phil osopher. Emerson was a prophet as well as a iKet. Half a century later, we arc working ut his visions of high destiny; and to this end his teachings have steadily advanced Uie efforts n." those )i wore his coiiteiiin :irii:s rind those who haver followed. Boston Post. O MRS. SOPHTH 1 IT II. "Oh. dear:" cjaculalt d Mrs. Sopht harte as she dropped into a chair !n the millinery emporium of Madame Paree. "I feel so unstrung." "What U the matter?" ciutried the proprietress. "As I was coming down street I saw two horrid little boys carrying home a bird's nest containing four poor little ibrds. It makes my heart ache to think how the noor mother bird must feel when deprived oj her dear littla nestlinjis." "Do not worry, Mrs. Soplithartc, 1 have the mother bird here and it will make- a beautiful mounting for the new hat. I have declined for you." The C'oriiu'i'Jii.r, "Just What You Want It Cures Nervous Men. Cures Female Weakness. Cures Back Pains. Cures Stomach Troubles. DR. ' MCLAUGHLIN'S ELEC TRIC BELT is a popular remedy nowadays. It is the only remedy which will cure while you sleep. Just put it on when you go to bed, feel the warm, glowing vitality go ing into you and restoring lif'J and vigor, and not a moment's incon venience. And you don't have to dose your poor stomach with nasty drugs. This shows what it does. ALL GONE. Dulec, N. M-. from you cured me in twenty-elgnt ye irs with Rheumatism. " TIM CALLIGOS. . .u sealed, free, if you will send this ad 129 South Spring Street, LQS ANGELES, CAL. TURN IN BASCOM S LUCK Related to Unsympathetic Audience by Man From Over PochucK Way. Chester. N. V.-"My Uncle David Beckf ndaitcr's brother-in-law. Hack aliali Bascmn, was the unlu klest man, I s'pose, that ever lived," said the man who persists that he is entitled to be believed when he says that he lives over toward Pochuck. as he leaned against the wall facing the Howland house cash register. "Then, again, you might say he was the luckiest man that ever lived. There are two sides to every Uestion. and it's a ioor rule that won't work both ways." Th" manipulator of the cash register was compounding a cocktail for a rtranger who came In and said he had been all night at Goshen. The stranger quaffed his tipple and went out. "A cocktail." said the man from over toward Pochuck. "was something that my Uncle David Beckcndarter's brother-in-law. Hackaiiah Bascom, never would drPik. " -Give me- mine straight,' he used to say. 'and then if I fall by the way I ain't goin' to Kit mad and abuse the bartender, and lay it to too much sugar, a smirt more hitters than there "dought a-been. or the lemon that was squeezed in it,' he used to say. Hackaliah was a philosopher, but I think he carried his philosophy a little too far as to the matter of what he took to drink. Now. I ain't partie'lar whether mine is a cocktail or a dead straight." The man from Pochuck paused. The mai.h.ulaioi- of the cash register was busy, fixing his necktie at the mirror imong the glassware. No one re marked anything. The PocnucK citi zen sighed, sat down, cracked a couple of fingers on both hands, and said: Yes. Hackaliah Bascom was tne luckiest and the unluckiest man thai ever lived. He was always havin nar row ercapes until a year ago. He hadn't a whol? bone in his body when l,p .lied for Hackatian is oeao. ano I'm ftelin' mighty bad about it and :if to scars, he'd have inad a good twin brher to the tattooed man In the sideshow. "As soon as Hackaliah Basc-om went any v. lure near a railroad an engine would blow up and cive him a clip or he'd git run over or his horse would git scared and run away and break a leg or soinethin' for him. "Once he was ridin' on an express train, goin' up the mountain, over in Pennsylvania, near where he lived. The train hadn't gone far before Hack aliah got it into his head that he'd go back in he hind car. He walked out of the door and square off the platform. He was in the hind car all the time and didn't know it. "He tumbled around on the track in the wake of the train for about a quar ter of a mile, and was cut and slashr-d and scraped in a way that would have filled a peddler of arnica plaster with joy. Hackaliah picked himself up by and by. and started on his way afoot. "He had walked rretty rear all the way to his station when along came the emigrant train, going his way. The cowcatcher of the inline lifted Hacka liah up and pitched him ag'inst the bank as If he'd been shot out of a 40 pounder. The ingine didn't seem to mind the shock a bit, but went right on as if nothin' had happened. "The emigrant trains in them days was more than half a mile long. Hac k aliah Bascom had plenty o' time to consider what was best for him to do. He felt something like a piece o' meat might feel after It had passed through a sassage machine. " 'There's one thing certain.' says Hackaliah;. 'I ain't going to stay here all night, and I'm blistered if I fe.-.l much like walkin' any further. I guess I'll ride the rest o' the way on the emigrant train.' says he. So he jacked himself up till he got on ins leet. inc train was cuir. twenty miles an hour. When the hind car came along Hackaliah Bascom made a grab for it. He kctehed it and ot on, jest as sure as sure as you'ic dravin" hecr for thet feller, who is seemin'lv as dry as if he'd been t:ilKin for the last fifteen mimtt"s and nob.uly hadn't said r.othiu'." The customer who came ui for the beer got it and went out again. The manipulator of the cash register whistled "I'm a Jonah Man," with a far-away look in his eyes. The man from toward Pochuck cracked some more fingers and resumed. "Hackaliah ketched that hind car," said he, "and got on to the train as Elick as straddlin' a sawbuek. ) forgit how many stitches the doctor took in him when he got home, but Uncle Da vid Beckendarter says they had to send to the county scat after more thread. "Then there was the time, Hackaliah had the Hg i una way accident. He was watering bis horses and stood right ill front of 'cm. Some boy or other sot off a firecracker t-rai-teJ. and away the team NOT BY MAIL I Accomplish More in One Week to Ten Days Thaa Can Ever Be Had by Mai! Treatment When I have Been you and examined your case I will know Just what to do and how to do it. This will give you better results than six months' treatment by mail. In view of this fact yen rn rest assured my undertaking your case is equiva lent to a guarantee of a permanent cure. Tbi3 Is the wisest, most economical, quirkert and safest way. It's personal application that brings permanent results. Those being treated by me are cured because I do not guess. Patient3 com ing to the city are furnished rooms free of charge and may ar ranee, fees to suit their conven ience.. , Varicocele Cured 4 to 6 Days The methods which I employ In the treatment of varicocele and assc ciated diseases for speedy results, have long been approved by the extent of ray practic? and by my phenomenal success in the cure of theee conditions. My methods result in the establish ment of perfect health. They do not involve toss o time from business and are free from pain ful, harsh measures, which pa M n. tients would do well lo avoid. I will he pleased to explain to gentlemen who are Interested. I don't work for temporary relief a prompt and perfect cure is always my object in view, and after 0 years of practice I know just how to go about it. Consultation and exacinr.ticm, in cluding X-Raj', free. I CURE Contracted Diseases, Rectal Troubles, Stricture, Piles, Fistula, Hydrocele, Prostatic Disorders causing Functional Decline, and all Chronic Conditions. "The cld man Hackaliah was cumin' 77 then grabbed this end o' the wagon tongue and throwed his feet up around it. There he hung. The horses run for two miks, when they fetched up ag'in the side -f a stone wall and stopped. But Hackaliah Bascom went right on. He sailed through the air clear to the middle of a five-acre lot, ar.d lit on his had. "Now it wouldn't be natural to ex pect that a man o' his years, after sc tch a fight as that, wouid git up all tic kled to death, and go to danc in' a hornpipe. Mr. Hackaliah Bascom didn't up at all. He laid there till some of his loHis went lookin to see in what part o' the district he was. found him, and picked him up. "The top of his head was rammed in ime, and the doc-tor said the most likely thing he could do to get Hacka liah on his pins ag'in was to trepan it. So he pried out a piece o' the skull and s it an old Mexican silver dollar in the place. Hackaliah got around in about a month as lively as ever. "One day he went to town. While he was there a thunder storm came Up. Hackaliah Bascom had a great way o" setting in one o' the big- arm chairs on the tavern stoop, tippin it back ag'in a post, ar.' goin' to sleep. "The thunder an' lightin' didn't ore vent him dotn' this that day he went to t m n. and besides, so Uncle David Beckendarter says, he had been lucky in runnii' up Rg'in considerable o" the , lrl stuff He cot his chair a little too close to the edge o' the stoop, and in his rlcep his head got to rolhn over to j one side, and pr?tty soon the chair lost its balance and kerplunk! went Macka- liah to the ground, four feet below. "Tlv? conc ussion knee ked the silver dollar out o" the old chap's topknot. and it rolled out on the ground. Hack aliah jumped to his feet. The first thir.g ho saw was the silver dollar. He picked it up. " 'Sl;:zlin" John SnodgrassI" says he What a clap that was! Struck the. bank, didn't it?" "They fixed Hackaliah up all right, and he gave the dollar to Uncle David Beckendarter Uncle David gave it to me for a birthday present, and I've had it ever since. but I haven't got it with me." The Pochuck chronicler paused, but no one said a word. "A year ago," he continued, after an i eloquent sigh. "Hackaliah Bascom ' made up his mind thet it would be a ; good stroke o' business for him to take J out a policy ag'in accidents happenin' j to him. then wnen tne next, time come around for him to have somethin' hap rca to him he coiftd lay back and tir-t.v a week, and if he got killed, his f'-lks would get Ills insurance money, j "He ."--aid there wasn't any sort o doubt but what when he di;d it M be! owiii' to au explosion or a collision, or sc.mt-thiir b' that sort, and he might as well make a little somcthin' for his family out of it as not. So he got a live-thousand-dollar policy. "After that he drove the skiltishest horses he could git, but they always fetched him home safe and sound. Billsouzer's saw mill was known to have a bi'ler tiiat wasn't much safer than lightin' a match in a powder mill. Hackaliah Bascom took a great fancy to settin' in that saw mill day after, day and arguln' politics. "One clay he didn't go to the mill for some reason or other, and the bi'lc-r busied and killed the sawyer, and laid up for two months two men that hadn't ever be en nigh the mill before. "A bridge fell into the creek, llfiy foot below it, one day jest us Hacka liah Bascom hnd drove across it. He i, jt cut of a tram at Buildup station Mure Won't 'Always Patch Up My "Exact Cause" Treatment Does Effect Permanent Cures. Have You Been Told You Need An Operation? I mM j I III Hours: 9 to 4; 7 to 8 Even:n5. Sundays : 10 to I p. m. Consultation Pree LOS ANOKLKS. CAL. one day, and a mile further on the train ran off the Hack and smash d the car he was in all to splinters. "He w ent out to sh jot a c hicken or.e clay. John Snavley, a neighbor, asked him to let him takv the gun and knoc k the hen over. Hackaliah handed over the gun. The ban el busted and took off four o' Snavcly's fingers. "And so it kept goin' all along. Hackaliah's luck seemed to hae changed entirely. Kverything seemed to go ag'in him. and at last, three weeks ago, he was took with bilious fever and died as peaceful as a chlo roformed rabbit. "Yes, Hackaliah Bascom is dead, my Uncle David Be ckendarter'H favorite brother-in-law, and I'm feclin' mighty bad about it. Mighty bad. I tell you. Bowed with sorrow." The cash register jingled merrily over the purchase of a couple of high balls. The manipulator inspected his complexion critically in the mirror among the glassware. Nobody said a word until, the man from toward pochuck rose, with a temark, uttered with some pepper in it. "I'm feclin' mighty bad about poor, old Hackaliah Bascom," said he. "but a feller might be bowed clown with sorrow till he doubled up like u jack knife, by cats, and nobody around here M pour anything on to it to drownd it!" Then he strotle out and went Poch uckward. o THEIR, GREAT SORROW. "I am ?o worried about baby." says the fond young mother to the proud young father. . "What's the matter? He isn't sick, is he?" asked the husband, with some natural alarm showing itself on his countenance. "No, but he is beginning to talk, and " "And what? Does he have an imped iment in his speech?" "No. Worse than that. He says thirgs that don't sound any more sen sible than the choruses to the popular songs!" That night, with strained, tearless eyes, a man and woman sat by a little crib, wondering why this great sorrow should come upon them. o WONDERS OF TtADIUM. It Is Worth Fully 3.r.00 Times Weight in Gold. Its If the new element, radium, could by any possibility be secured in quantities and at a cost fitting it for commercial uses, it would be by all odds the most powerful force which human beings had ever brought under their control. To make? it work all one needs to do is to have it. It gives off so much heat that it will melt more than us own weight cif ice in an hour. A fragment of it held near the skin will quicklyM produce an open sore. It is so powerful that M. Curie, its discoverer, says that a pound of it in a room would probably kill everybody present. And it docs all its work with such a slight loss of weight that scientists figure that it would lose only one' grain from each square inch of surface in a thousand million years. But In the getting of It Is the trou ble. Some facts as to Its scarcity are given in the current number of the Nineteenth Century and After and of the? Contemporary Review. It is ob tained from the mineral pitchblende, w here it occurs in' such minute quanti ties that it would require over 400 tons of Hie mineral to yield, a pound troy of radidm. The pitchblende is itself so scarce that a rousli succs has been My Treatment Re moves the Necessity If your case has bern pronounced incurable, or if you ihir.k you bave had the- best treatment and are not yet satisfied, yo:: am the ono I am especially anxious to nave investigate my methods and see If there isn't something you ha av" n overlooked in your cffort3 to well. Vast numbers of pe-jplo havo expressed ihemselves as more than satisfl?d with tee thoroughness of my work ia the treatment of Men and Women My experience enables me to treat with certainty those deeply seated chronic conditions that yield only to skill acquire! during 20 years' arduous work. Examination Free, including X-Rsy Work. By this joj Stop all Guessing. Contracted Diseases ments more ejuicxiy ana wnn ipsa g pain or inconvenience thaa any- g these conditions. Has your case fopcome chronic thrngh improper treatment or the use of caustic remedies? Has it caused den sean.il inflammation in the urin ary tract, the result of which you now cuffpr Jrom stricture? Chances ere ycu could "nave been cured in cse week c ten days with m" treatment, and even now the chances arc favorable to make the cure as quick. Fourth and Broadway 3S2 W. fourth Street made thst all there is of it on earth would not yield over two tons of radi um. Only a pound of radium com pound:? and only a few grams of the puie clement were obtained by M. and Mme. Curie in three years' work, and the tost was so great that it came to about 3,r00 times the cost of an equal weight of gold. Of the many theories concerning rad ium which the scientists are advancing the generally accepted one is that its radiation is due to the' dissolving or (explosion of its atoms, which hurl otr volleys of their component electrons. An interesting application of this the ory to the radiating power Qf the sun has been suggested by the supposition that other elements can decomKse in much the same way under proper con ditions. If this were the: case the sun's power of radiation could be accounted for without recourse to any meteoric or other hypothesis. SIFAXS OF THIBET. Worship Ancestors, Believe Sun Ball of Meat and Fat. Is a The worship of ancestors is curious ly carried on among all tribes. Twice a. year their bones are dug up and reli giously washed, it being ludicrous in the extreme to watch the preternatural gravity with which the natives go about this stupendous operation, car rying huge pots of water to the open graves and religiously scrubbing the bones. When I first saw this opera tion it struck m as being remarkably funny, but to ne natives themselves it is an intensely solemn and sacred ceremony. As the possession ot a large "bonery" gives to the unfortunate proprietor great power in the Tibe. tnese bones are seized upon for debs or on the inauguration of a feud, the persons or family so deprived of their sacred relics being shunned by th? others until the bones shall have been redeemed. One of the most remarkable of all the strange myths believed in by this cu rious people is one pertaining to the sun, moon and stars. The sun i-3 be lleved to be an immense ball of yak meat and fat. whereon the spirits of departed ancestors are supposed to feast, tne light bejng caused by its heated condition. The stars are por tions of this immense feast, whic-h dropping to the earth give birth to an imals for the sustenance Vf suffering humanity. The moon they conceive to be a less ball of similar texture, in uae while the larger one is being replen ished for the morrow, the non-appearance of the sun or moon on cloudy or stormy days being accounted for by the fact that the deities are under going' a period of fasting and religious abnegation. The parched and desert condition of sterile regions is ascribed to the fact that many thousand years ago this immense bald slipped from tin; hands of Its keepers, and. descending too near the earth, scorched those parts with which it came in contact before it cuiild be recovered. Collier's Week ly. o "You should sleep on your right side, madam." "I really can't do It, doctor: my hus band talks in his sleep and I can't hear a thing with my left ear." Town Top ics. o "Yes, ii man can be ungrammatical and still bo considered a Christian." "Gue-ss you never lived in Boston." Cleveland Plain Dealer. o The college graduate never ceiases to marvel at the success of the public school bov. Philadelphia Record.