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THIS SUKAJNTON TRIBUNE- WEDNESD AY, SEPTEMBER 21', 189S. ff 3 r u All T r rAATnninn un nt imnu "Quv'nor," said Jim Hrnggs, step ping gently Into my now one night after a. premonitory tap on the door, and depositing hlmi.f.lf on a chair nnd his trectiy hat underneath It, "J can put yet up to n Job nsll Just suit jer down to the ground." His Uirually loud and gruff voire wn softened down till It v,i r.'hvivI? iwru than a. whlr.rmr. nnrl hln wiinln lieniirit' k. UUd vtk rt m tetnlf.,in Imiwichiiiiin ' I may nay nt oi't that Uracas nnd 1 did not always work toaetlie' Ho " was a uocd cracksman at a rough, Job. i uch as opening a safe or picking a lock and whenever I needed assistance In that direction I sought htm out; but of the finer olcrients of the craft, the , suhtlo scheming, the ceaseless Ingen uity required to lirlncr a great coup to a. successful conclusion, ho was utterly Ignorant. Judging from his present demeanor, he had become possessed of some In formation which might lead to a good stroke of. business If handled properly, and musUr.d his own powers of carrying it through: for I knew full well that had It been otherwise he would not havo wished to share the booty. Without any great show of eagerness, therefore, I replied, "Well, what Is It?" "Why, this 'ere. Tomorrow night a packet of papers Is to be sent by spec ial messenger from a firm of land sharks to a gentleman In Cheshire, the aforesaid and 'erelnafter mentioned messenger traveling by the Irish mall. Now. It'a worry important to anuvvor genelmar. thr.t those Identical doccy ments should get shall we say mis laid; and if a smart indlwldual (or a couple, for the matter of that) was to make such arrangements that they did 'appen to get mislaid, why there'd be somellnk like live 'undred quid for 'em at tho finish. Twig?" This looked promising, but I answer ed, cautiously: "Yes. I think I follow you so far, Jim, but I'm not going Into a business like that blindfold. I must know all about it, or else I don't deal. Come, is it a bargain?" After a little demur, he told me the full particulars, which were briefly these: He had been offered the sum mentioned by a gentleman to whose great interest it was the papers (they were legal documents) should not racli their destination, if he could contrive to abstract them from the messenger's care. The affair literally bristled with difficulties, und at first sight Jim re fused to have anything to do with It as, being beyond his powers of accom plishment. However, his cupidity was not proof against such a tempting bribe and after a lot of persuasion he con sented to try and carry out the gentle man's wish. "I suppose It's half and half, Jim?" I asked. He blustered something to the effect that he ought to have the larger share as he had got wind of the affair first, but I very soon convinced him that I should not work on those terms, and ultimately he grumbllngly acceded. "That's all right, then. And now, having satisfactorily settled the divi sion of the spoil, how are we to set about earning it?" "Now, look 'ere, guv'nor, I arsk yer. Is that a fair question? 'Ere's you 'ad someflnk like nine or ton years', hex perlunce on a railway afore you tools up wlv yer present 'ighly respectable profession, and then you 'av the face to arck 'ow a Job like this Is to be worked. I didn't fink it of yer, guv'nor, I didn't." Jim's tone was one of easy banter. He vas gratltled evidently at my co operation, and already, I fancy, har bored pleasing anticipations as to the "monkey" which was to be our reward If successful. As I have said, it was not a scheme to be undertaken llght ly.and T foresaw considerable difficulty. It would be use'ess to attempt to re lieve the messenger of his burden at Huston; he would doubtless be well sii3rded, and besides we were both too woll known in, London. At the other end thp difficulties were obvious: it was plain, then, that the at tempt must be made during the Jour Gray Hair. Take half a tumbler of strong tea and apply It to tho hair with maidenhair fern as If It were a sponge. A little licorice might be added. This Is a sure restorer of the coloring matter. It is slow in acting, but after two months there is a perceptible change. Rub the roots of the hair every day. This bus been proved to be of real benefit. Maidenhair fern Is recommended by an Italian doctor as a sure restorer of the natural coloring matter of the hair. Bleeding at the Nose. The best remedy for bleeding at the nose Is in the vigorous motion of the Jaws, as if in the act of chowlng. In tho case of a child, a wad of paper should be Inserted, to chew It hard. It In the motion of the Jaws that stops the flow of blood. This remedy Is so very simple that many will feel In clined to laugh at It; but it has never been known to fall In a single Instance, even In the severest cases. Habitual Constipation. A pint of warm water, taken on an mpty stomach In the morning, Is the safest and suriat of all remedies for habitual constipation. It dissolves the fecal matter and stimulates peristaltic action, thereby giving a normal action without pain. If tho tongue Is coated, squeeze a lemon Into the water and drink without sweetening. To Increase the Weight. lEat to the extent of satisfying a na tural appetite, of fat meats, butter, cream, milk, cocoa, chocolate, bread, potatoes, peas, parsnips, carrots, beets, farinaceous foods as Indian corn, rice, i n ilnia an trt svnn at fi rih nnai mirt tM'luvn, bujv ww ata M, ntt j ( VUfl' tards, oatmeal, sugar, sweet wines and ale. Sleep all you can and don't worry or fret. Sound Teeth That Ache. I tvueie pain oi inc crown vi 1113 100111 exists, although the tooth is tound, ie. llf will be obtained by painting the turn with h lotion composed of equal parts of tincture of Iodine and aconite. Cut a for Earache. There Is no complaint so painful, Rnd especlaly In children, as earache. A simple relief for this distressing pain An Ex-Criminal's Yarn. J'"iW"wVrwiwvl' ney. Uctc, attain, difficulty stared us In the face. We could hardly hope to tackle two men with success, and Htlggs had somehow learned tho fact that the messenger wan to travel along with the guard. Apparently they Jiidsr'd Mint some attack might be iiniili", and It behooved us, therefore, t" 'jo doubly careful. ' it ain't no easy go, is )t?" murmured Jit 1. c mi'ntiietlcally. Hou.i'r. I had a faint Idea of how t'i' thing might be managed, and KT.i'luilly It shaped Itself In my head until l felt sure that, with a bit of luck, v-? rould pull It off. My plan was this to pull the train up at some wayside place, where Jim was to be In waiting with n horse and trap, secure the packet from the mes senger while the guard was absent from hln van ascertaining the cause of the stoppage, nnd nut as ninny miles as possible- between us nnd the scene of the affair afterward. How this was to be accomplished you will hoar. ".Mm." I raid, "you know thnt little place about twenty miles beyond Tnm worth that wo visited a year or two hack on a little expedition of our own? If I recollect might, tho Northwestern main Una runs very close to tho road for some distance, and nt one. point there am a number of lurge trees close together." "Yer couldn't 'ave described It bet ter ad yer been a guide book, guvnor I know tho spot." 'Good. Could you be waiting near those trees with a light, trap at let nut see 10:33 precisely tomorrow night?" " 'I dnre say I could; but wot's tho game?" "Never mind yet, Jim. You be there as I've told you, and when you hear this" I gave a peculiar whistle "reply In the same way, and I shan't be far off. And let your horse be ready to fly like the wind," I ndded. "All right, I'll be 'there," he replied sulkily: "but there's no need to be so bloomln' 'Igh 'anded about It all. I suppose yer can trust me?" "O course, els.e I shouldn't bo doing what I am now. I haven't quite llxed It In my own mind yet; but you start off and get your part of tho business ar ranged. I'll tell you all about It when It's settled, you may be sure." This mollified him and after drink ing success to our efforts we parted, Jim exclaiming that I "alius was such a long-'ended feller." I then set about the necessary prep arations, and wont over my plan again to see that I had not overlooked any little thing which might prove fatal to Its fulfillment. I procured a drill, small and handy, but powerful, three or four little plugs of hard wood, some packing which could be easily molded, a cake of black lead, and lastly a bottle of chloroform. With theBe I thought I could manage without any other aid than that of my own Ingenuity. The night urrlved emi nently suitable, dnrk and cloudy, and with very little wind. I traveled down by a previous train to Ilugby, where I proposed to join tho mall, which, for tunately for my purpose, halted there some eight or nine minutes. Kugby Is not a particularly busy sta tion at any time, and this was another argument in Its favor from my point of view. When the mall ran in I gave a swift glance at the van to &ee If my quarry was on board. Yes, there he was, leaning Idly against the offdoor, watching the porters ns they hastily loaded and unloaded the huge postoflice hampers. That much assured, when nobody was looking I took the opportunity to drop down behind tho van and walked along the offside of a carriage about the center of the train which I had no ticed as being practically empty. Now was tho time for rapid action. I took the drill from my pocket, fitted It together and commenced to born a hole In the pipe leading to the brake cylinder underneath the vehicle. Tho drill was good, nnd I had soon made a neat little hole. Hut I must be quick or the engine would come on and then the fraud would be discovered. R $tnedies aod is to make a funnel of a piece of stiff paper and then dip a small piece of cotton In chloroform and place In the funnel. Insert the apex of the funnel In the ear and blow In the large end, thus blowing the fumes of the chloro form In the ear, when usually the pain will be quickly relieved. Catarrh of the Stomach. In chronic catarrh of the stomach, where ths tongue Is heavily coated with a white fur, one or two drops of tinc ture of nux vomica, in water, every two hours or oftener, will often clean the tongue In thirty-six or forty-eight hours. Cure For Corns. Place tho feet for half an hour two or three nights successively in a pretty strong solution of soda. The alkali dis solves tho indurated cuticle, and the corn falls out spontaneously, leaving a small cavity which soon fills up, To Prevent Cold Feet. Stand erect and very gradually lift one's self up on the tips of the toes, so as to put all the tendons of tho foot at full strain. This Is not to hop or to Jump up and down, but simply to rise the slower the better upon tiptoe. Burns or Scalds. For a burn or scald, make a paste of common baking soda and water, apply at once and cover with a linen cloth. When the skin is broken, apply tho white of an egg with a feather; this gives Instant relief, as It keeps the air from the flesh. Food For Sick Babies. It Is said that the best food for sick babies Is the raw white of egg In cold water, For Sore Throat. The application of beef marrow to tho skin around the throat sometimes re lieves gore throat and hoarseness In one hour. For Bee Sting. When stung by a bee or wasp, make a pasto of common earth and water, put on tho place at once and cover with a cloth. I selected one of the plugs. Hy ex traordinary good luck It fitted without any further f Imping to speak of. and in less time than it taken to tell I had driven it firmly home. A little packing nnd a smear of black lead over tho plnre, and I defied anyone to detent It. Tho whole operation had not taken more than about four minutes, and nt its completion I quietly opened a door and stepped Into an empty compart ment. A moment or two later the .en-, glne backed on to the train, and com menced to "blow up" the vacuum. To my great relief, the Joint stood the ordeal well, for the guard's whistle blew and we were speeding northward without anything untoward having hnppened. The next hour I passed as patiently ns I could under the circumstance?, nnd shortly before reaching Tamworth took a good pull at my brandy flask to steady my nerves for what was to fol low. A brief Ptny nt that place, and onco mora we were on our way. Tho crltl enl moment had come. 1 got out of the carriage onto the foot.board. Nobody who has never tried this on nn express train can have any Idea of what It means. I had to cling with might nnd main to withstand the fierce current of air created by the rushing of the train, nnd for the first few moments a deadly RleUncss possessed mo, and I dared not move. Hut If I would be successful I must regain my nerve quickly, for this was child's play to what I had set myself to do. Holding on with one hand,- T managed to take another pull at the brandy, nnd gradunlly the dizzy sen sation departed, nnd I become more accustomed to my novel situation. Now for the ordeal. Gently I low ered myself until I lay flat along tho board, and nlthoush there wns then morn physical discomfort through the strain being nil on one arm, my bend was bettor, and the draught was less fierce. I had made two little scratches on the pipe Just above the plug, and, lean ing over, I soon discovered these by the aid of my tiny electric lamp. I hud calculated things to a nicety. When employed on the line I had many times worked a sllr carriage and had a pretty accurate idea as to how far tho train would run when I had admlt ter air Into tho break pipe by the ro movnl of the plug. You do not, of course, need telling that the brake is applied by letting air Into the pipe. Those few seconds) seemed an eter nity. All the time there was the risk that a signalman might see and then the game would be up, and 1 should get fifteen years for my pnlns. I knew the line well and watched field after Hold slip by until I thought we never should arrive at tho point I had fixed upon as the one at which to wlthdiaw tho plug. We were getting nearer now. An other three minutes two one Now! I leaned over nnd gave the wood a sharp push. The air rushed in with a gurg ling around, and then came tho sharp burr-r-r of the brakes on tho tires. As I had expected, tho driver Instant ly precelved the drag and applied his own brake, nnd we pulled up not twen ty yards from the spot I had selected. I dropped on to the ballast, listened Intently a second, and then walked with stealthy feet to the van. Again my Judgment had proved re liable, your rarely find a guard got out of his van on the offside the habit of jumping on to the platform Is too strong. He had descended, and I could hear his footsteps going away from where I stood. The messenger had his head out of the window, looking after She retreating guard. Noiselessly I opened the off door of the van, and before he realized what was happening had one hand to his mouth to prevent any cry. and with the other held a handkerchief, which I had previously saturated with the an aesthetic, to his nose. It was all so sudden that he could offer no resist ance. The chloroform did Its work speedily, and In a second or two he was insensible. A very slight search gave me what I was after, and I slipped through the hedge and down the road with the ex ulting knowledge that I had done one of the neatest bits of work In my ca reer. ' Had Braggs carried out his share of the contract? I gave the agreed signal softly. Clear on the still night came tho reply, and very shortly I was In Tapeworm. A strong decoction of dried mignon ette flowers, administered fasting, fol lowed by a large dose of castor oil, is said to be effectual. To Relieve a Cold. For a cold on the chest, a flannel rng rung out in boiling water and sprinkled with turpentine, laid on the chest, elves the greatest relief. To Prevent Felon. When a felon begins to make Its ap pearance, take a lemon, cut off one end, nut tho finger In, and the longer It is kept thei'Q tho better. Boils. Dr. Loewenberg, of Paris, paints bolls with a strong solution of boric acid In alcohol, and claims that they need no other treatment, dtfearding poultices nnd the knife entirely. Croup. In tho early stages of croup, say in a child from two to five years of age, a single two-grain quinine pill, given when It is gasping for breath at about two o'clock in the morning, will be fol lowed almost immediately by relief, A Strengthening Drink. Often after cooking a meal a person will feel tired nnd have no nppcttte; for this beat a raw egg until light, stir In a little milk and sugar and season with nutmeg. Drink half an hour before eating. For a Cough. For a cough, boll one ounce of flax seed In a pint of water, strain and add a little honey, one ounce of rock candy and the Juice of three lemons; mix and boll well. Drink as hot as possible. To Check Flow of Blood. When an artery Is severed compress above the spurting surface. Blood from the arteries enters the extremities. If a vein be severed compress below tho spurting surfac. Blood in veins return to the heart. Soft Foods. Habitually eating soft foods, even soft bread, to the exclusion of every n! Scranton Store, 124 and 126 Wyoming: Avenue. . New Fall Dress Goods and Silks. 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Sir Herbert Kitchen er, Britain's Newest Celebrity. From the Toronto Globe. Intrepid courage, a coolness and self command that no danger can ruffle, a remarkable capacity for hard work, a gift for organization and tremendous perseverance In carrying out his plans are qualities possessed by Sir Herbert Horatio Kitchener In a high degree, and by reason of which ho has been able to carry the Soudan campaign to Its recent success. Sir Herbert Horatio Kitchener was born In 1S5I. He obtained his commis sion as lieutenant in 1871 as an omccr of engineers. During the next twelve years he did not gain any great repu tation for brilliance, for they were spent In civil employment. In 18T4 he Joined the survey of Western Palestine under Major Condor. After the attack on the party at Snfed. In 1S73, he re turned to England, and until 1877 was engaged in laying down the Palestine Exploration Fund's map. Returning to the Holy Land In 1S77, he executed tho whole of the survey of Galilee. In U78 he was sent to Cyprus to organ ize the courts. He was net appointed vice consul at Krzeroum, and subse quently made a survey of the entire Island of Cyprus. On his promotion to a captain's rank, in 1S83, he had the good fortune to take service in Egypt under Sir Evelyn Wood, who as sirdar was then reor ganizing the fellahln army. There his capacity for hard work, together with his eagerness to accept responsibility, found recognition. Whether as second Helps for thing that Is hard or crusty, is not only weakening to the digestive organs, but it leads to rapid decay of the teeth. When these are not used In the masti cation of harder foods, the teeth become covered with a tartar and sometimes loosen In their sockets, or tho gums will bleed. Table Talks. We spend a large part of our lives at the table, and would It not be well for us all to observe the following hints re garding table manners; Don't bring your trouble to the table, or allow yourself to think or speak of domestic cares during meal time. Half of the noHtrums for the cure of dys pepsia, headache and neuralgia would disappear from tho market If this rule should be followed. Few realize how greatly an agreeable, Intellectual conversation can he made to conduce to physical benefit; and how a ready reply or happy repartee may convert a meal Into "a feast of rouson" as well as a moral agency for per manent mental and physical Improve ment. Tea and Indigestion. It has been found by experiment that tea retards digestion. An Infusion of one per cent, of tea causes a percept ible delay; n three per cent. Infusion will delay the digestion sometimes as much as twelve times the normal per iod; a ten per cent, decoction arrests the digestion of all starchy foods. Air Without Draughts. An easy and effective mode of venti lation can be arranged with a piece of wood cut a little smaller than the width of the window frame and about six inches high. Insert this at tho bot tom of the frame and shut the window bottom down on tho wood. A steady ventilating process will then go on from the centre of the windows. Testing Water. To test for bad water, buy an ounce of suturated solution of permanganate of potash. If, when a drop of this solu tion is added to a tumbler of wuter.lts color changes to brown, It Is unfit to drink. If it remains clear or slightly rose-colored after an hour, It Is, broad ly speaking, safe. Tho test should al .ways bo applied when sore throats are tup im. . .r.rw ,.,rUvr,u ..v.,,wt doubly profitable this week. silks, extra 89c H HIM m i-Ef BSSisssemimmm fc- m "I it C New Arrival of items of extra good value and only during the last week or Women's cotton fleece lined pants, vests with long sleeves, ecru LEBECK A 'A 'A A 'A A A A A 'A A A A A A A AAA In command of a cavalry regiment, In bridging a river or In making a road across the unstable sand, acquiring the native language or studying the Egyp tian character, he prosecuted all with untiring Industry. These services were o so much Importance to the British authorities that ho was given nn ap pointment on the intelligence staff, when the trouble In the Soudan made necessary the despatch of trustworthy English ofltccrs to Dongola in advance of Lord Wolseley's Nile expedition fourteen years ago. There Kitchener was always tho one selected for any work that demanded great force of character combined with tact and re sourcefulness in dealing with Intrigues of disloyal officials or winning over the chlefi who waver-.vl between fear of Egyptian po.vcr and a hankering af ter the good things promised by Mah dtsm. Alone and unarmed among seml-hos-tlle rabs, he endeavored to persuade them that their Interests would be best served If they took part with British and Egyptian forces against Dervish rebellion. When persuasive reasoning failed with these powerful chiefs, he did not shrink from telling them what punishment they would suffer when the White Emir and his army came. With the Nile expedition Kitchener's promotion was rapid. He became one of the two majors of cavalry In 1884, was made lieutenant colonel In 1883, and became colonel in 1888. He was deputy assistant adjutant nnd quar termaster general In tho expedition. He was In command of a brigade of the Egyptian army In the operations near Suaklm In December, 1888, and was present In the engagements at Gomalzah and at Toskl, In 18S9. In 1690 he was made Sirdar, or com mander In chief, of the Egyptian army. He has organized the native troops, amalgamated them with the brigades of the British army, and led them, over deserts, up cataracts and through marauding tribes, on to victory. His courage In battle Is as conspic uous as his faculty for organization. Of gigantic stature, he Is a most im posing figure, and commands the en tire devotion of his men. He has been able to conduct a great and eventful campaign at a cost which seems ridic the Household prevalent or diphtheria or typhoid fever has developed In a house. Bad Air Brings Wrinkles. The skin owes its beauty to the nerves which control the fine blood ves sels of the surface, whose work lends glow and clearness to tho face. The nerve's, In turn, owe their sensitiveness to the air which Is our chief nutriment. Inhaled by gallons hourly, and should be pure nnd Invigorating. When the nerves arc deadened by close air, the fine muscles lose their tone, tho tissue of the face shrlnks.nndtheseshrinklngs become wrinkles. So let the sunshlno and air Into tho house, even at the ex pense of carpets and furniture. A Remedy for Dandvuff. Having suffered much Inconvenience from dandruff, nnd having resorted to many advertised .nostrums and other means for relief, among which were various alcoholic solutions of castor oil, and washing the scalp with solutions of borax and carbonate of potasse, which latter, although effectual for the relief of dandruff, seemed to impair the vitality of the hair, and cause it to be come very sensibly thinner, was finally induced, from my knowledge of the fre quent efficacy of sulphur in certain cutaneous affections, to try a prepara tion of an ounce of the flowers of sul phur In a quart of water, as follows, with the happiest results. The sulphur was repeatedly agitated In the water during Intervals of a few hours, and the clear liquid then poured off, with which the head was saturated every morning. In a few weeks, every trace of dandruff had disappeared, and the hair became soft and glossy. After dis continuing the treatment for eighteen months, there is no return of tho dis ease. Tho remedy is highly recom mended. Louisville Medical Monthly, To Remove Hair From the Chin. Women of sanguine complexion and habit have frequently hair growing on their chin, which Is very unseemly. To extirpate use dulcified spirits uf salt on the part and rub it gently with a linen cloth; this will effectually kill tho roots of the hair, and at the end of a week they will wither and fall off. Eyelashes, To Increase the length nnd strength KfcttK LEADER Uaa Ml M I H. 'BLl IMI ' ts oVwv. ,.n. ww.. r.x-wy ; -- Every item stated here will prove For 39c all wool labrics, 6 in 20c for 39c all wool mixtures 33c for 75c im ported checked dress goods For ?qc all wool labrics, $6 a g in 20c for 39c all wool ill mixtures 33c for 75c im- T" jf For striped and plaid taffeta, worth $1.25. Ladies' Krtit Underwear. both of them at an extremely low so and are emblematic of this vests and natural and 25' & CORIN. A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A ulously small in comparison with oth ers. THE BICYCLE INDUSTRY. The Extent of Its Growth in Amer ica Is Amazing. From tho New York Sun. If ten years ago it had been predicted that before the close of tho nineteenth century the manufacture of bicycles and bicycle supplies and machinery for making them would constitute one of America's greatest Industries, the pre diction probably would have found few believers. Statements have been made from time to time concerning the bicycle developments In the United States and comparisons, more or less accurate, have been made of the skill and progress of wheelmakers In this and other countries. Englishmen have been pleased to assert that greater ad vancement in cycle construction has taken place In England than elsewhere. Frenchmen are disposed to think that the wheels made In France are as good as any others, and the efforts In Ger many to encourage the use of home built wheels, rather than those built In America, by the proposed imposition of heavy duties on the latter, show that the superiority of Uncle Sam's machines Is duly recognized by the Germans. The remarkable growth during the last three years of the bicycle's popu larity in countries whore It was before almost a stranger offers new and great opportunities for manufacturers whoso product is strictly first class and whoso enterprise and genius are constantly alert. The exportation of wheels, as is shown by trustworthy statistics, has come to bo an exceedingly Important feature of the industry of America, and the forflgn demand for American machines next year and thereafter Is a matter of much consequence to the manufacturers of this country. The past has demonstrated that cyclists on the other side of the water are quick to appreciate the advantages of speedy and strong mounts. Whenever our manufacturers have made desirable changes In their models it has required only a very short time for foreigners to become aware of the fact and to make investigations regarding It. At the present time cyclists in nearly of the eyelashes simply clip the ends with a pair of scissors about onco a month. In Eastern countries, mothers perforin the operation on their children, both male and female, when they are mere Infants, watching the opportunity while they sleep. The practice never falls to produce the desired result. To Whiten the Nails. Take a wingeglassful of eau-de-Cologne and another of lemon Juice; then scrape two enkes of brown Windsor soap to a nowdor, and mix well In a mould. When hard It will be an excell ent soap for whitening the hands. The Hands. Diluted sulphuric acid two drams, tincture of mvrrh one dram, spring water four ounces; mix. First cleanse with white soap, and then dip the fingers in the mixture. A delicate hand Is one of the chief points of beauty; nnd these applications are really effective. For Falling Hair. For falling oft of the hair use directly on the scalp every night before rotlrlr.g a preparation of one part of crudo white birch oil and flvo parts of alcohol, the latter will evaporate at once, leav ing tho oil on the scalp. Do not use too much. Follow up the treatment about six weeks, then discontinue; go bare headed nil you can; use a light, well ventilated hat when you must wear one; cut the hair short; Invigorate your health by living more out of doors. A Real Boon Borax, For the bathroom and toilet table borax la entitled to a place to which no other article can lay claim. It re freshes and Invigorates the system, le moves all unpleasant odor of perspir ation, giving a healthy glow to the skin, leaving it Boft and white when added in the bath water. For wash ing the face It Is better than soap, and If used regularly, will keep soft and white tlio hands of even those women who must of necessity do rough work. As a wash for the hair borax has ions been regarded as tho best and most harmless lotion. It removes dandruff, stimulates tho scalp, and preserves the beauty of the hair. Being a harmless and effective antiseptic, borax is, of course, an excellent dentrlflce, and, It used in time, will prevent decay of the . . X A tt1 a ' . ' . ;? . 5 nr nurtirnhirlv Inur nrifPS. X - -- ,-.....-..., , , of interest to you. 9 m For 69c all wool coverts- j 40c for 69c all wool storm jr serge 42c for 59c black, X brocaded silks. For $1.50 Imported -J 9oC broadcloths. price. All of these goods store in point of goodness 'I i, Women's white tlcecc lined cotton vests, long 1 Q( sleeves AT 5 A AAA AAA AAA 'A AAAAAAAA 'A every part of the world are eager to) know what modifications or radical changes will be revealed In the Ameri can bicycles of 1893. It is doubtful If the manufacturers themselves could adequately answer the inquiry at this early date, as, very likely, many oC them arc not yet familiar with inven tions and suggestions which they wish to consider carefully before deciding exactly how to fashion the new ma chines. Never- before has the progres sive wheelmakcr had so great a num ber of practical and Ingenious methods and devices to select from as he has) now. Some idea of what Inventors in this country have done within the last two years to Increase tho comfort and pleasure of wheelmen, and of what tho latter may hope to enjoy before tho close of another year, may be gained by examining the report of tho com missioner of patents, at Washington, for the year 1897. During that year the patents granted for inventions of bicycles, bicycle parts, appliances and devices number nearly eight hundred. Seventy-eight patents were issued for new bicycles, 49 for bicycle bells, 42 for bicycle brakes, 41 for bicycle tires, 33 for blcyclo saddles, 30 for bicycle handle bars, 12 for bicycle handles, in for bicycle lamps, 14 for bicycle cyclometers, 13 for bicycle lug gage and parcel carrier, 13 for bicycle wheels, 13 for bicycle frames, 12 for blcyclo chains, 9 for bicycle pedals, R for bicycle gears, 7 for bicycle alarms and G for blcyclo ball bearings. Other cycle patents were as follows: .Sup ports, 01; stands, 17; locks, 31; canopies, 4; driving gear, 4; driving and propell ing mechanism, 10; foot restB, 2; cranks, 3; crank hangers, 3; crank shafts, 2; attachments, 12, and chain brush, 1. The above are only n few of tho wheel inventions for which patents were granted. The complete list would occupy fully two columns of the Bun. It appears to contain almost every thing requislto for the wheelman's com fort and safety. Riders who care more for mild recreation than speed will find In the list many articles to please them while the professional record breakers should be ablo to choose a gear that will gladden his' heart. Increase of Trade. Returns for 1S3S show an increase In Canada's trade of $14,000,000 over that for tho corresponding period of last year. teeth', harden the gums, and induce m general healthful action of tho mouth. People troubled with sore, .tender feet will find great relief from frequently bathing in borax water. For Tender Face and Lips. Melt ono ounce of the finest whlta wax with four ounces of oil of almonds over a very slow fire, and add gradu ally a quarter of apl nt of distilled rosa water, stirring till cold. fil Caution in Eating. """, Of course, don't eat too much. The) digestive fluids are limited in quan tity. All above enough Is undigested. Irritating and weakening to tho sys tem, and often causing paralysis of) tho brain by drawing on tho nervous force more rapidly than It Is generated. Don't eat between meals. The stom ach must rest, or It will sooner or later break down. Even the heart has to rest between the beats. Don't eat a full meal when exhausted. The stomach Is as weak as the rest of the body. Don't take a lunch at noon, and eaB heartily at night. The whole dlgestiva system needs to share in the rest and recuperation of sleep. Besides, tha tendency Is to put a fulj meal into a weakened stomach. Don't substitute stimulant for food like many women who do half a day's work on strong coffee or tea. As well. In the case of a horse, substitute ths whip for oats. Don't have a daily monotony of dishes. Variety ,1s necessary for relish and relish Is neceusary to good diges tion. Don't cut blindly. There can b nothing in the body muscles, mem branes, bones, nerves, brain which la not in our food. One article furnishes one or more elements, and another others. Wo could starve on fine flour. Some articles do not nourish but only, warm. Eat according to the season one third less In summer than in winter. In the latter season, fat meat, sugar anad starch are appropriate, as belnr heat-makers; In the former, milk, vege tables, and every variety of ripe fruit. Eat with cheer. Cheer promotes di gestion f care, fret and passion arrest It. Lively chat, racy anecdotes and In nocent gossip are better than Halford sauce.