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WALTER BAKER & CO.'S Breakfast Cocoa I TRADE-MARK. fc Costs less than One Cent a cap. Be sure that the Package bears our Trade-Mart. A Perfect Food. Pure, Nutritions, Delicious. Limited. WAITER BAKER & CO. Established 1780. DORCHESTER, MASS. dsAsiVMllksT YOU SEND A POSTAL WE DO THE REST ! We mail you a handsome catalogue. You are impressed with our Wagon it talks to you ! We guarantee it. You want to see it ! We pay the freight ! You have a Bellows Falls Times SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1899. Notice to Advertisers. Copy tor che ngos In .advertisements should reach this office on Mondays and laursdays. Nc change reaching thtB office later than 9 A ., on Taesdays and rrldays will be guaran teed Insertion In the Wednes ay and Bat nrday Issues respectively. BUSINESS NOTICES. Farm Wagon That will periorm your work a wagon that will stay with you. Concord Axles Paint Unequalled Work manship and material guaranteed. PERFECT IN EVERY WAY Reading. Vt.. Jan. 25, '98. Three years ago I purchased a one-horse farm wagon of H. J. Lilley & Co., and it has given me entire satisfaction. I don't know of any changes that I could make to it Ttinnerfect in everyway. 1 have loaded it heavily and I find it is the. Miioat vnnnincr wacrnn I ever used. I can truthfully say that I think any one makes no mistake if they buy a Lilley wagon. Yours truly, Eugene W. Wilkins H. J. LILLEY & CO, The Vermont Wagon Builders. HYDE PARK, VT. CAMERAS ! Poco, Hawk-eye, Premo We sell 'em all at prices that cannot be found elsewhere 37c. 12c STANLEY 4x5 PLATES . . . A 4 x 5 PRINTING FRAME Velox Self-toning Papers. Send for Catalogues. GUILD & WHITNEY 49 Green St., Brattleboro, Vt. $ 10 REWARD IWanted An able and willing man for a month or longer to work on a farm. Must be strictly temperate. Write to Box 17, Chester Depot, or ask postmaster. J Pearl In Ammonia Washing Fluid gives good satisfaction. Box 348, Bellows calls. f To Rext Tenement at the Forest.H. W. 1 hompson. IT Blacksmithixg Shoeing 90c, tire setting $1.40 ; all kinds of woodwork. F M. Wheeler, Rockingham, Vt. Wanted 100 pair of boots.shoes and rubbers ot all kinds to repair. Peoples Cobbler. For Sale A six-tenement block on Atkinson 6treet. Rents for ten per cent ol money invested. Tenements never vacant. Inquire of S. S. Vilas or address John O. Miller, Claremont. JThe proof of the pudding is in the eat ing. JN o matter how cneap you can get wors done as long as it is done wen anu wears well. We guarantee all our work to be perfect in every particular. We have an excellent trade which is the proot of the pudding. People's Cobbler. JOne Minute Cough Cure quickly cures obstinate summer coughs and colds. "I consider it a most wonderful medicine, quick and safe." W. W. Merton, May h'ew, Wis. Pierce's Pharmacy. JFor Sale A good kitchen range. Price $5. Call at Times office. 1 Room to Rent Electric light and bathroom accommodations ; $1.25 a week. Enquire at Times office. H To Rent My home place in North Walpole ; large house, 8 rooms, pleasantly located, 5 acres ot land. 11. A. Mcuarty, P. O. Box 400. IT J. H. Wallace will sell his household eoods, including everything usually found in the home at auction at tee corner oi Green and Williams streets at 2 p. m. next Wedceiday. 1TA11 weak places in your system effectu ally closed against disease by DeWitt's Little Early His era. They cleanse the bowels, promptly cure chronic constipa tion, regulate the liver, and fill you with new lite and vigor. Smal', pleasant, sure ; never gripe. Tierce s Tharmacy. J For Sale Three fine driving horses of our own raising. H. 6. Barnes & Son, Prospect Hill Farm, Walpole, Vt. ILost Thursday morning, between Methodist church and the postoffice, pair of eye-glasses in a case. Finder leave at Times office. Wanted. . Competent cook and second girl by September 1. Good references required and good wages to right parties. Address lock box 510, Windsor, Vt. Teachers' Examination for Wladtaam County Examinations will be held as follows : At Bellows Falls, July 27 and 28. " South Londonderry, August 1 and 2. " lownshend, August 6 and 4. " Jacksonville, August 16 and 17. " Brattleboro, August 28 and 29. " Bellows Falls, August 30 and 81. Examinations for entrance to any ot the state normal schools will be held at the same times. Candidates lor certificates must be present both days of the exami- nation. H. D. Ryder, County Examiner Bellows Falls News. has 14 THE ABOVE REWARD will f be paid for information secur ' ing the arrest and conviction of the persons who broke the windows of the schoolhouse in North Wal- POle' SCHOOL BOARD OF WALPOLE. DW!tf Witch Haze! Salvo Cmn Ptm. Scald Bra Miss Nellie Haven of Proctorsville been visiting Miss Mary Baker. The village (schools will begin a weeks' term Monday, September 11. Mrs. Jane Allbee and guests have gone to Proctorsville to remain over Sunday. Miss Josephine Roys has gone to Suna- pee, where she has found employment in hotel. Miss Pauline Houghton of Westfield Mass., is the guest of Miss Florence Young. George Gilbert of Felchville is spending a few days with friends in Bellows Falls and Saxtocs River. The walks and driveway about the re si denue of P. L. Kimball on Hapgood Place are being concreted. Mrs. Frank F. Hapgood and son Kcene are the guests of Mrs. Sarah Hap good on School street. Mrs. A. J. Darling has been entertain ing her daughter from Carver, Mass., and her niece from Taunton, Mass. Mrs. Eliza Adams has returned from Springfield, leaving her sister, Mrs. Geer much more comfortable than she found her. George Halladay, who was seriously in- jured by a fall a few days ago, is steadily improving and now able to be about the house. Mrs. J. W. Narramore and daughter Elizabeth, who have been visiting Mrs P. Ball, leave today for their home in Su gar Loaf, N. Y. George Hallock of Providence, R. I., who has been recent guest at L. S. Hayes1 for a couple of weeks, i now visit ing in St. Albans. t Mrs. E. W. Lane arrived from Old Or chard yesterday. Miss Annie Chandler of Chester was in town Thursday. Miss Ilattie Hapgood is expected today from Old Orchard. Front street on the Terrace is being widened and a sidewalk laid out. A. F. Winnewisser has boen in Boston this week on business. J. Ed O'Brien umpires a game of base ball today between Claremont and Al-tead. Mr. and Mrs. George Wales and family expect to go to York beach the first ot the week. Miss Nellie Dean went to Sunapee this morning tor a week's stay with Mrs. L. L. Bennett. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Ballou are to be at their Westminster farm through the month of August. Miss Margaret Sullivan is keeping books in the City Market in place of Miss Stella Dunham. Miss Blanche Newman returned Thurs day from a visit at Alstead with friends and relatives. Mrs. Charles Fisk of Chicago has been visiting her brother, L. E. Ballou, on At kinson street. C. W. Labaree and wife left yesterday with the new veterinary team on a two weeks' advertising trip. George Exner ie taking a two weeks' va cation from his duties at the Vermont Farm Machine company's. The filing of applications at the postof fice for the special delivery will be closed at 8 P. m. sharp August 1. Frank Knight went yesterday to his home in Underbill for his vacation from the Vermont Farm Machine office. Miss Agnes Elmer dorf, who has been visiting Miss Mabel Hunter inTownshend, is in Bennington to spend the month ot August. The ladies ol the Baptist society give a lawn social next Tuesday evening, August 1, on the grounds of H. C. Bacon on At kinson street. Ned Hobson and Harry Pecor expect to ride the ir wheels back from Old Orchard Monday where they have been spending the past week. Mrs. Edwin Baker and children and Mrs. Frank Mace and sons have joined the cottagers at Claremont Junction camp ground, leaving yesterday. The Fitchburg excursion to Boston yes terday took a large party from this place, 339 tickets, being sold at this station. The number sold last year was 220. Archie Beebe finishes work in the lunch room on the stairs tonight. He begins next Tuesday to work in the shipping office ot the International Paper company. Mrs. Martha Ryder, who lived several years in this place with her daughter, Mrs M. Ranville, died July 25 at ireeport, Me., at the advanced age of 84 years Chares Taylor, the well-known veteran driver, will drive Robert B. in Rutland next week. Mr. Taylor is Over 90 years of age and enjoys horee racing apparently as much as ever. J. H. Blakley received a new steamer last night trom Onset, Mass. It is pro pelled by a five-horse power gasoline motor, and is 22 feet long and hve leet beam. Charles Stack injured one of his hands quite seriously at his home in North Wal pole Tuesday morning. He was playing with a railroad torpedo when it exploded, breaking one finger and badly mangling the others. While driving on Henry street last night Walter Hadley met with a slight accident His horee stumbled and tell, breaking the shalt in the fall. After a little difficulty it was brought to its feet and no further dam age was done. Captain S. M.Foote of the 6th Artillery who will be remembered by many as hav ing been stationed at Saxtons River some time ago, has lately been ordered to San Francisco for duty with recruits awaiting transportation to Manila. George Bacon of this place and Miss Mary S. Jackson of Bndgewater, N. S. were married July 25 at Bangor, Me., by Rev. W. H. Jackson, who is a brother ot the bride. They came home Wednesday night and expect to spend the month of Augutt at Sunapee lake. The house of Mrs. Emmeline F. Reed at the corner ot Green and Williams streets, is being rebuilt lrom a one-story to a three-story edifice with a tower at one corner and piazzas across the side. This arrangement will give Mrs. Reed three pleasant tenements instead ot one. Mrs. George W. rorter and her son Stanley of Hudson, N. Y., have been spending a week with her nephew and niece, Oliver D. Ellison and Mrs. George Cady. Sunday there was a family reunion, in honor of Mrs. Porter, at the farm of J. B. Allbee, and all report a most delight- ful occasion. Mrs. Porter left for Hudson Wednesday afternoon. Tbe plans have been completed for new building to be put up adjoining Hall's paint shop. The new shop will be about the same size as the present one, and be built on the south side ot it. A new boiler with a capacity three times as great has been placed along side ot the old one and the boiler room nearly completed. Work on the new shop will probably be cin next week as soon as the lumber ar rives. Clark Cbate baa bought three more houses in Springfield, Mass., tor invest ment, exchanging in part two houses in Scnurville, Mass. One ot the houses Somerville has been exchanged for the Thomas Clark farm, near the Dammerston Ferrr. owned by Mrs. Annie M. Silva. Tbe Clark farm was sold to Henry R Brown of Brattleboro. Over $25,000 E. A. Norwood went to New York yesterday. II. L. Pierce ot Putney Thursday. - Miss Emma Harris is making a short visit in Fitchburg. Thomas Sbaughnessey is working in Hall's paint shop. John Cbipman is home from Rochester for a few days. - Norwood, Frank Dufly. The next shoot will be next Thursday, August 3. O H Gibson wade the club record, breaking was in . town I 30 straight. Bellows Falls, 15; Saxtons River, 14. lhe Bellows fans DaseDaii team suc ceeded in winning from Saxtons River Thursday afternoon at saxtons River in a ten-inning game. The first four innings Saxtons River had things pretty much their own way. but for the rest of the game Mrs. L. T. Mosely oi Charleston was evervthing counted for both teams Loose in town Thursday. I .yine abounded, due largely to the poor , a . w - Eben Bridge is visiting friend i in White I condition of the diamond, which has been River Junction. I used very little this summer. Several fast Mrs. Henry F. King was down lrom double plays were made, however, and Sunspee yesterday. I often plays were made which approached Hi:., f... Mi. o .v:. I the grand stand species. Bellows rails morning for a short outing. The walks at A. II. Fisher's residence have been newly concreted. Rev. J. H. Reid will preach at Lawrence Mills tomorrow at 3.15 p. m. had an aggregation of old players, which should have won easily, but realizing their strength, they played loosely till it became necessary to settle down. Shepard's hitting was the most noticeable feature of the game. Chandler pitched Mr. and Mrs. J . J. Fenton and children I g00d game except for a little wildness leave today for a visit in Holyoke. I which was excusable since he has not Misses Anna and Grace Williams snent pitched betore this summer. In the sev- i several days of the past week in Boston. Andrew McNamara of Providence. R- I., visited friends in town the past week Fred Burbank is spending his vacation at his father's stock farm in Gardiner, Me. Mrs. Matthew Young cut four rice solid heads of cabbage from her garden July 27. Miss Myrtie Provost of Springfield, Mass.. is spending her vacation in Bel lows Falls. Frank Hubbard went yesterday to Schroon Lake and the Adirondacks for his I sbepard, 2b enth he gave place to Way, who finished the game with colors flying. Hughes pitched a good game for the home team and Davis and Ulingworth did some good work. The catching of Bacon was of high order. The following is the tabulat ed score : ; Bellows Falls. Bacon, o Chandler, p, lb Way, lb, p " A Sadden Introduction, A Philadelphia paper tells a funny story of the blizzard days of lust win ter In that city. A certain Mr. K. had over his dining room a skylight which I was burdened with a great weight of snow, ana early one evening ne toon a snow shovel and went up to remove It. He shoveled it off, and then It occurred to him that he would perform the same service for his next door neighbor, whose dining room lay side by side with his own, the construction of the two houses being alike. The I u unite of the next house was a worthy widow, whom Mr. K. had nev er met, but with whom his wife was on calling terms. Mr. K. proceeded to a position from which he could, as he supposed, safely shovel off the snow, but in doing so he made a false step and got on the sky light. Crash! went the glass, and down through the aperture went Mr. K. It chanced that his next door neigh bor was just at this time eating her dinner. Mr. K. landed In a sitting pos ture in the middle of her tabla, sur rounded by snow, broken glass and china, capsized dishes of food, and still manfully brandishing his snow shovel. The shovel told the story to the wid ow. Although somewhat disconcerted, she quickly regained her composure, recognized the neighbor whom she had seen pass her door, and exclaimed, politely: "Oh. Mr. K., I am very glad you have called! I've often heard Mrs. K. speak of you!" T Tie Culled Her. An old colored woman, who was born hi Georgetown and lind never been ton mlU'S from .home In hoc 70 years of life, started on a journey to see er niece, who lives about 80 miles from Washington ou the Virginia Midland. The conductors personally know every body who travels on the road, and chil dren and old people are always confid ed to their care. This was the case with the old colored woman, and the conductor was requested to see that she did not leave the car at the first gtatlou reached, as she was very likely to do unless watched. He sat her down In the end seat of the car, hedged her about with her parcels and told her not to budge until he called her. The second stop made was at a little sta tion called Vienna, and Just as the conductor was about to sound the start ing bell he saw the old woman tum bling off the car. Where are you going? Get back on that car!" ho shouted. "Didn't I tell you not to get out till I called you?" "Please, mister, you done called me." No, I didu't. Get back quick.' '"Deed you did call nie, sah," per sisted auntie as she scrambled aboard. "You done call my name twice." "Called your name What is your name?" asked the conductor. "My name, please, sah, is Vienna, sah." Chicago Inter Ocean. Hull, ss Fleury, 3b Beebe, If Griffin, If, 3b Totals health Mr. and Mrs. Luther Perry of Bond ville visited his brother, A. R. Perry, a few days this week. Roy Clarke gave a party at his home in Buxton, m, Gaireville Thursday nieht and several out- Martin, n o ' " oi-town guests were present C. W. Osgood gave his address, "From the Atlantic to the Pacific," in Cambridge- port Wednesday evening. Mrs. A. N. Lee went Wednesday to Fitchburg for an indefinite visit with her daughter, Mrs. Walter Lockwood. Russell Albee has finished work for the International paper company and his place has been filled by James Donovan A Detective's Museum arrived Thursday and has been displaying its won ders to those interested in Cray's block. The annual meeting of the directors of the Bellows Falls-Saxtons River electric railroad was adjourned Friday until August 1. George L. Fletcher and wife of Chester, AB R BH PO A C 6 3 2 12 2 1 6 0 2 3 5 1 6 1 2 3 3 1 5 3 2 5 1 1 5 11 0 4 2 5 10 1 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 3 2 0 6 2 4 2 0 0 6 12 1 0 0 51 15 16 30 17 7 Saxtons River. AB R BH PO A E C. Hughes, p 5 11 1 5 0 Lake, e 6 1 3 9 2 0 Little, lb 4 1 0 6 0 1 Davis, ss 4 2 2 3 2 2 R Hughes, 2 4 1 0 3 3 1 Farr, rs 6 1 2 0 0 0 Wright, m 6 2 1 1 10 Ulingworth, If 5 3 1 2 0 0 Knowlton, 3b 5 2 2 . 2 2 2 Totals 45 14 12 27 14 Summary 2 base hits, Farr, Davis.Way and Buxton. 3 base hit, Wright. Home runs, Sbepard 2. Stolen bases, Bacon 4, Chandler 1, Sbepard I, Buxton 2, Little 1. Double plays, Way, Bacon and Chandler ; who have been with their son, C. L. Bacon to Sbepard ; Ulingworth,Davis,Lake Fletcher, for a few days, went home yes terday. Mrs. E. E. Rand and her niece, Miss Nettie Rand, spent two or three days at Sunapee tis week with the family of L. L. Northrup. Henry Chandler, Fred Tucker and George Edwards raced horses Thursday night near Fitzsimmons'. Chandler's pacer easily beat the others. Everett Hicks of the New Departure Trunk company of 78 Summer street, Bos ton, was in town Thursday, the guest of his partner, C. Herbert Osgood. Next Wednesday evening at the Meth odist Episcopal church, an address will be given in the interests of missions, by Miss Mosher, a worker in the home field. and Knowlton. Struck out by Chandler 5, by Way 6, by Hughes 8. Bases on balls, by Chandler 6, by Way 3, by Hughes 3 Passed balls.Lake 3. Hit by pitched ball Hull, Knowlton and Lake. - Umpire, G.C. King ; scorer, J. E. O'Brien. Time, 2 hours, 45 minutes. No one out when winning run was made. Rutland-Canadian. The annual meeting ot the Rutland rail road was held Thursday afternoon at Rut land. The old board ot directors was elected, as follows : Percival W. Clement ot Rutland, George H. Ball of Boston, John W. Stewart of Middlebury, Horace G. Young ot Albany, W. Seward Webb of New York, E. V. W. Rossiter of New York, Edgar Harding of Boston, George Bird of New York, Wallace C. Clement of Rutland. The lease of the Rutland-Canadian rail road for 99 years was' ratified. The Rut land railroad agrees to take over the prop erty and guarantees the interest on the bonds. The lease of the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain road, the terms of which were agreed upon last winter, was not ac cepted but this will come later. The stockholders ot the Rutland-Cana dian railroad met and elected these direc tors : Frank B. Wells.Burlington ;George R. Bottom, Rutland ; Clark L. Fierce.Rut- land ; W. W. Stickney, Ludlow ; Waldo P. Clement, New York. The stockholders voted to lease the Rutland-Canadian road to the Rutland railroad company. ' The directors of the Rutland-Canadian road met and organized by electing Frank R. Wells president, and Henry G. Smith sec retary and treasurer. Lovely Little Pog Noses. They are distributing an advertise ment In Germany that runs thus: "A studio for improving the human face. "This studio Is highly recommended to ladies and gentlemen who wish to nnsspss faces In the present fashion. "This Is the best house in tne worm for Improving and changing the color of the eyes, which can De renaereu flashing and bright, deep as the sea or full of laughter. "This house must not be thought to have anything to do with any other es tablisliment It possesses vast laDora- tories, and over 1,200 apparatuses are In use to change and improve the tea tures. "A ereat specialty is made of aim pies and of producing lovely little turn ed ud noses. "Terms are moderate, ana the strict est discretion and secrecy are observ ed." People in Paris are talking a great deal of this advertisement, writes correspondent of madame, but, except that the establishment is in Vienna, have not been able to discover the ad dress of this most wonderful house for manufacturing eyes and noses. The Lanark Wasn't on tne Boy. It is said that Professor Blackie of ten told this anecdote "on himself." This genial old professor used to form a very picturesque feature In the Edin burgh streets. He was a wiry old pa trlarch, with handsome features ana hair failing in ringlets about his shoul ders. No one who had seen him could possibly forget him. One day he was accosted by a very dirty little bootblack with his "Shine your boots, sir?" The professor was impressed by the filthi- ness of the boy's face. "I don't want a shine, my lad," said he. "But if you'll go and wash your face I'll give you sixpence." A' richt, sir," was the lad's reply. Then he went over to a neighboring fountain and made his ablutions. Re turning, he held out his hand for the money. "Well, my lad," said the professor, "vou have earned your sixpence. Here It is." "I dinna want it," returned the boy, with a lordly air. "le can keep it ana get yer hair cut." A Town of Consumptive. Forty years ago the inhabitants of Mentone, France, ana neigh oornooa were a healthy, happy race of splendid physique, to whom consumption was absolutely unknown. Then Mentone became the Mecca oi the consumptive. The peasants lert their farms and their healthy lives to wait on the wealthy invalids. Bann ers' wives and daughters became wash erwomen, constantly handling clothing impregnated with the germs of con sumption. Thousands of consumptives died there, impregnating the soil and the water with the germs of their dis ease. As a result, the earth, air and water of Mentone are infested with the tuber cle bacillus, and the once healthy peas antry are consumptives almost to a man and a woman. No more complete or startling proof of the truth of the nncA derided eerm theory of disease could well be imagined than this. Gun Club Shoot Below is given tbe score made at the shoot held by the Bellows Falls Gun Club Friday, July 28, 1899. Events 1 2 3 4 6 6 7 Cup Pr Targets 25 27 25 26 25 27 2prs. M.H.Kay 21 23 23 21 E. A. Norwood 21 22 22 21 C. H. Gibson 19 25 20 8 19 H. H. Russell 16 14 16 J. W. Flint 12 10 16 Dr.E.W.Knisht 20 20 C. E. Isham 22 19 J. H. Blakley 18 15 25 A. W. Rsy 17 14 SI W D. Knowlton 14 16 13 48 Or. Newton 10 14 16 C. E. Capron 13 23 7 W 23 Below is the handicap ax revised by the committee. Those having 00 target to break 25. W J Eaton, C H Robb, Dr Rnddei), W W Brown, F U Mark, H A Robertson, George Dow, F O Isham, H M Ingram. Those hav ing 38 targets, F A Moore, J W Flint, E M Underbill, George Griawold. W D Knowlton, E J Fuller, Charles RasaeU, Dr Newton, David Meany, C H Whitehouse, TO A Hall, J H Blakley. Those having 27 targe:, " C IS T.ham. H H Rasrall. Charles Tareait, C E -r-r it n u ol 1 TT V worth of property changed hands in the BweJf Dr Kniht,Row. Wier. Those hav- ing 25 targets, v tt bioaon, MUttay, a transactions- LOCAL EVIDENCE. One Line of Bellows Falls Evidence is Wort a Column of Foreign Testimony. Make a mental note of this. The endorser is well known in BeUows Falls. Bis veracity is nn questioned. Yon are reading local evidence. Investigating home testimony. Bellows Falls news for Bellows Falls peo ple. It'a not from Florida or Michigan. Suspicion can't lurk around it. Honesty is its prominent characteristic. Home endorsement its salient point. Mr. T. H. Hughes of Saxtons River, em- ployed by F. B. Locke & Co., says : "My kidneys did not act properly for years and rradually grew on me. For two or three years they troubled me very much with dull aching pain across my back and in my loins. If I stood on my feet for any length of time I telt the pain across my back more and my legs became numb. When the pain in my back got so bad that I could stand no longer I put on plasters, and I naed great many of them but they only afforded me temporary relief. I also used medicines of all kinds but they did not reach the cause. I saw Doan'i Kidney Pills advertised and so well recommended that I was induced to give tbem a trial.and I got them at Andrew' drug store. They gave me immediate relief. After the treatment I seldom felt any symp- tona of my former troubles, but when I did took a few of Doan'i Kidney Fills and it soon left me. My rheumatic pains were not to severe, and I did not have that tired languid feeling. I had more energy in doing my work and give all tbe credit to Doan'i Kid ney Pills. They did me a great deal of good and I feel justified in recommending them to others as a good reliable and medicine. Doan's Kidney Pills for sale by aU dealers. price 60 cents. Hailed by Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. N. X. sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan'i and take no anbititate. Strange French Lam. A trial has just taken place at Paris which may serve as a warning to American tourists visiting France. A well to do man of perfectly clean record and good social position named Froment Adelot has been sentenced to two months' imprisonment for wear ing, without right, in the buttonhole of his coat, the tiny bow of red ribbon usually worn by the knights of the French Legion of Honor. You can buy them for a few cents in any of the shops devoted to the sale of insignia of European orders, and I have known of not a few English and American tourists who, seeing a num ber of people wearing these little bows of red ribbon in their buttonholes, did likewise. This, however, entails heavy penal ties, and it is punished by the authori ties as the illegal wearing of the in signia of the national orders. It must be thoroughly understood that even supposing any American be longs to some patriotic or other society here In the United States, the insignia of which comprises a bow or button of red ribbon worn in the buttonhole, he cannot wear it in France without risk ing jail. Washington Post. While a good many of the flinny irtfj ries of "She asked nie to roia tiioDi; by" have been written and the subject consequently Is somewhat frayed, still the scene that occurred in Madison square one ulght was funny. A jovial looking old gentleman was sitting ou a bench, beside a portly, well dreseea woman who had a baby In her arms: The two got in conversation by the old gentleman remarking, "How well the baby behaves," for the little thing lay and slept peacefully wrapped In nu merous veilings. Presently the woman said she was going over to Fourth avenue to buy( a! bottle of milk and requested the old man to bold the baby. "Why, certain ly," said he. "I've been a fathur and grandfather to so many tbat I "know how to handle them." The woman went away and didn't come back. Thei old gentleman became nervous, but as the baby still slept on peacefully -ie waited until long past his own bed time for the mother to return. It was nearly midnight when he walked Into the police station and handed over the bundle. Then he bare ly escaped arrest for trying to hoax the sergeant when the wrappings were thrown aside and there was disclosed a papier mache doll, one of those jointed things from Paris which ad mirably reproduce an appearance of life. New York News. A Curious Ear. The catfish uses his lungs as an organ of hearing. The needless lung becomes a closed sac filled with air and com monly known as the swim bladder. In the catfish, as In the suckers, chubs and most brook fish, the air bladder Is large and is connected by a slender tube, the remains of the trachea, to the oesophagus. At its front It fits closely to the vertebral column. The anterioi vertebrae are much enlarged, twisted together, and through them passes a chain of bones, which connects with the hidden cavity of the air. The bladder therefore assists the ear of the catfish as the tympanum and its bones assist the ear of the higher animals. An ear of this sort can carry little range ol variety in sound. It probably gives only the impression of jars or disturb ances in the water. Popular Science Monthly. His Reason For Remorse. Dr. Toundtext Yon say, my friend, that you killed a man in a duel? Moonshine Jim Yes, sir; he wus my rival fer the hand o the ole 'ooman wot I married. Dr. Poundtext That was a terrible deed, sir. I horle you are sorry for it Moonshine Jim Sorry! You bet youi life I'm sorry, parson. If I hadn't kill ed him. inebbe he'd 'a' married the ole 'ooman. Kansas City Independent. The Curlotis Cassowary. Every explorer who visits the Aus tralasian islands discovers a new kind of cassowary. None of these bird3 possesses any wings to speak of, and their bodies are clothed with dense masses of curious, hairlike feathers. According to a recent traveler, these feathers are put to a very remarkable use. When a cassowary feels hungry so the legend runs it wades out into a stream until only its head and neck are above water and spreads out its long plumes on either side. Numbers of un sophisticated little fishes immediately mistake these for a new kind of water weed and nestle confidingly up to the motionless cassowary for shelter. Then that artful bird suddenly presses his feathers close against his body, walks ashore and shakes out his prisoners on the bank; so that he not only enjoys a delightful bath, but ob tains an excellent meal into the bar gain. The Rat That Sailed. A rat was aaught alive on board a naval vessel in a trap, and the beast was thrown from the trap into the wa ter without being killed. A large gull that was folliwing In the wake of the ship to pick up scraps of food thrown overboard by the steward swooped several times, endeavoring to pick the rat up. Once the bird got too close to the rat's jaws, and the beast grabbed it by the neck. After a short fight the rat succeeded in killing the bird. When the gull was dead, the rat scrambled upon the bird's body, and, hoisting one Wing as a sail and using the other as a rudder, succeeded in steering for the shore. Whether the rat reached shore or not is the question, since the ship soon got out of sight of the skipper and its craft. He Held on to Ills Knife. On the afternoon of June 1, 1872, an old painter named William MoOnl lough while painting the bridge abovo the falls between the first and second Sister islands fell Into the rapids. In stantly he was swept furiously toward the cataract, but whirled Into leBser waves so that he struck against and seized a rock not far above the brink. Hundreds quickly gathered on the shore and watched, all eager to help, but Ignorant what to do. Among them was Thomas Conroy, who secured a coll of rope, fastened one end to a tree on shore and with the other end in his hand waded out as far as he could and occasionally swam, the water being from 18 inches to six feet deep. He aimed far up stream to allow for the power of the current and at last with great dlflQculty reached the unfor tunate painter and bound him to him self with the rope. They were swept off their feet several times on the way back to shore, but the rope had been firmly fastened, and they finally landed safely. When they reached shore, it was found that McCullough still clutch ed his putty knife firmly in his hand, having held it during the three hours he had been on the brink of the faUs. F. A. Acland in "Adventures at Niag ara," in loutn's uompanion. 1 Parnell's Ghosts. xls you are always glad to hear about haunted houses In Ireland, writes a correspondent, may I add a curious story with regard to the home of the late Irish leader? The story is made more credible by the fact that there was something in the late Charles Stewart rarnell's majestic Isolation which reminded one strangely of the gloomy grandeur of the mountains sur; rounding his home. In the square en trance hall there is a billiard table, and the story Is that the ghosts of the old house amuse themselves in this spot after nightfall. No matter how the ., billiard balls are left upon the cloth at the time the household retires, they; will be found in a different position the next morning. M. A. P. , Landseer and the Dag Tax. ' On one of Landseer's early visits to Scotland the great painter stopped at a village and took a great deal of no tice of the dogs, jotting down rapid sketches of them on a piece of paper. Next day, on resuming his jourhey, he was horrified to find dogs suspended from trees in all directions, or drown ing in the rivers, with stones around their necks. He stopped a weeping urchin, who was hurrying off with a pet pup in his arms, and learned to his dismay that he was supposed to be an excise officer who was taking notes of all the dogs he saw In order to prose cute the owners for unpaid taxes. It Grades Down. When a girl's engagement to an out of town man is reported, it is first said that she is to marry a king. As time progresses the girl's mother con fesses that the young man Is a prince. It leaks out later that he works on a salary and has to work Saturday nights, and later, just before the wed ding, no one Is surprised at learning that he is a clerk and gives dancing lessons on the side to make a living. Atchison Globe. Then He Didn't Eat. An English merchant was invited by a Chinaman to dine with him. Neither could speak the other's language, and a conversation was carried on. by means of gesticulations and signs. Among the dishes was one which seem ed very savory. The Englishman had t an idea it was duck, but to make cer tain he pointed to the dish and pleas antly insinuated, "Quack, quack!" The Chinaman wagged his head and said: "No-ey, no-ey! Bow-wow-wow!' Her Dear Friend. Emma Charley asked me to marry him last evening, and I had to refuse him, the dear fellow. Ella now did it happen? Emma Of course I like Charley, bul as to marrying him Ella I mean how did it happen that he asked you? Boston Transcript. Ho Alternative. Prison Visitor--Wasn't it rather t cold blooded thing to do shooting the man down while he was praying? Mountaineer I had to do it, podner. If I'd let 'tin pray a little while longer. he mought o' won the Lord over to his eide. An then whar would I of ben? Indianapolis Journal. Pendulums are affected by variations f density of the air, as well as by changing temperature. Birthmark In the Bye. Jesse Lee of Atlanta has the letters of the alphabet clearly imprinted on the iris of his eyes. He inherits this strange phenomenon from his father, A. F. Lee, who had the same markings on his eyeballs. The grandmother of Jesse Lee is said to have pored Inces santly over the Bible previous to the birth of her son, and it is supposed that the birthmark is due to her con stant application to the letters of the alphabet Helps Trade. Whenever a young wife proposes to bake her own bread in order to save 5 cents a week, the man who has put on the market an Infallible cure for dys pepsia smiles like a cat that has Just eaten the canary. Nauvoo Rustler. Sympathy. rrobably the reader has heard voices which the following will recall to mind: "I know Mr. Pidgerly is a good man," said one of the members of the family after the caller had gone, "but It makes me so tired to hear hjm talk!" "I know why It is," said another member of the family. "You feel like clearing your throat all the time to help him out." Choice of Evils. "Mrs. Smith, you don't seem to mind your two boys quarreling." "No. When they're quarreling, I know they're too busy to hatch up mischief. Chicago Record. A Note From Dublin. "Dear Tim, I'm sending you my old coat by parcel post, so I've cut the but tons off to make it lighter. But yoa will find them in the inside pocket Yours truly. Tat" A man can borrow trouble without putting up any security. New Orleans Picayune. The Accident of Butter. It is said Arabs first made butter. They were carrying milk in skins on the backs of camels, and the steady jogging churned the fluid into butter. The Indian crocodile is a ferocious and dangerous animal and causes great destruction to human life, especially. In lower Bengal. His Generosity. Manager (to actress, who has made a hit) Bravo, my dear; I'll raise your -Oh, how good of you Manager (continuing) On the four sheet posters, from $200 to f300 per week; but, as this will involve a little printing bilL you will have to stand a small cut of 13 a week until further notice." Cleveland Leader. The wheat of Mexico amounts u value to nearly $30,000,000 a year. The rice crop is worth $0,000,000. Ten mil lion dollars' worth of beans are grown each year, for beans form a staple artl cie of diet among the peasants. Disastrous ForuM Wllie. An extraordinary case of madness, In which all members of a family, con sisting of father, mother and four chil dren, were simultaneously afflicted, re cently occurred in Belgium. A party of strolling gypsies, who undertook to tell the father's fortune by means of cards, declared that he would be killed while serving in tbe army, and this prediction so impressed him and his family that In the course of the same Say they all developed signs of waver ig reason and before long bad to be put under restraint The gypsies, who were the source of the trouble, were arrested by the German police when crossing the frontier from Belgium. A man's record is made up chiefly of what he says. Galveston News. , Overtime. The Cincinnati man who was given ten days for stealing an eight day clock naturally feels that be got about two days the worst of It Washington Post It Is estimated that a capital of 70,- 000,000 is Invested in the linen Indus try In Ireland, which gives employ ment to an army of skilled workers al its 850,000 eplndles and 28,000 power looms. It is estimated that the amount of water precipitated on the globe an nually in the form of rain, snow, etc, U 29,000 cubic milea.