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THE USE OF CORAL,
By No Moans as Cen era! ;.s lt Was Formerly. / "The beautiful coral necklaces and brooches that were once so fashionable are seldom worn now by women in this country," said a New York dealer in rare and curious ornaments to a Star reporter recently. Thirty years ago the material was in great demand for ali sorts of articles of personal adorn ment. At the preseut day coral is used largely only in auch countries as . Abyssinli, the Congo, th*e Cape, India and Ceylon, Siberia, China and Japan. The choicest pieces are used fbr the buttons of the Chinese mandarins, or for ornamenting the turbans of rich Mussulmans, while the inferior Quali ties are sent to less civilized countries, where they are employed for various purposes. "Coral has been often used as money in Oriental countries, but that use of " it is now declining. Barbarous and semi-civilized peoples employ it large ly for ornamenting arrows, lances and pikes, and also for decorating corpses before interment. Prices have varied much of late years, a rapid decline in value having taken place, owing prin cipally to the scarcity of good and the comparative abundance of inferior qualities. "Besides the loss accruing to the fishermen, the present scarcity of coral is very seriously affecting the large number of people employed in prepar ing the material for market. There has been a great decline in the number of women thus employed at Leghorn, and the same state of a'ffairs is evident at Naples and Genoa, the other prin cipal towna of the industry. Nowadays the proportion of inferior quality is so much larger that fewer persons are re quired to manipulate the quantity. No machinery or mechanical process is employed. The workman simply takes pieces of coral into his or her hands, ?ne after another, and, according to their thickness, qualitv and defects, works them into certain forms. Their wages run from 15 cents to 35 cents per day."-Washington Star. INDIA'S CHIEF IDOLS. Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserv er, and Siva the Destroyer. Great is the number of idols in India, for popular report puts the number down as 333,000,000. Every Indian vil lage has its especial idol, sometimes more than one. None of these idols of clay, wood or stone is supposed tc be fit for worship till the consecrating words have been spoken over it by a priest Brahma is the supreme god of India and appears inthreeforms-Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Siva the destroyer. Each of the three is supposed to be married, and "ihus at once we have six deities which are su preme in India. Vishnu, the preserver, the most pop ular and most worshipped, is shown black and likewise with four arms, and as in a struggle of the gods with ha demons he killed a woman he was con demned to be born twenty-two times as a fish, a tortoise, a bear and a lion among other animals. His many man ifestations in animal form are likewise popular. His wife Lakshmi, is the goddess of prosperity and good luck. She is represented as a lovely woman with a gold-colored face-gold being the Hindoo's ideal tint. Very different are Siva and his wife. He is the destroyer and is represented as a man unclothed, but powdered over with ashes and having a tiger skin swathed about him. He has a third eye in the middie of his forehead. A necklace of human skulls decorates his throat, while he carries a club or tri dent surmounted by human heads and bones. He is also armed with a bow and an ax. His wife has several forms. At first as Sati, the faithful one, her name is given to widows who are burned alive on their husband's funeral pyres. Secondly she is Durga, the mother of the world, and is seated on a lion and dressed in red. Again, as Kali, the goddess of cruelty, she is one of the most horrible of Hindoo deities, represented as black, adorned "with human skulls and hands and dancing on the body of her husband. This'is not because she hates him, but be cause, when, according to tradition, she had finished destroying her ene mies, she danced so violently the earth seemed about to be shaken to pieces, and to stop her Siva lay down among tue dead, and she, not seeing bim under ?er feet, became ashamed, and put out her tongue, which is the Bengali manner of blushing. .These are the principal gods of India, select ed from the reputed 333,000,000. The 1.a "-f Man on Earth To recklessly oxpei.ment upon himself with hope of relief is the dyspeptic. Yet the nos trums for this malady are as the sands of the sea, and. presumably, about as efficacious. Indigestion, that obstinate malady, even if of long perpetuity, is eventually overcome with Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, an appetizing tonic and alterative, which cures constipation, fever and ague, bilious remittent, rheuma tism, kidney complaint and feebleness. The monument in honor of Christian Fred erich Samuel Habncmann, founder of the homeopathic system of medicine, which is tobe dedicate'1 in Washington next spring, is almost finished. The cost is $"3,000. To Cure a Cold In One Day. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. AU Druggists refund money if lt fails to cure. 25o The lieutenant governor of Ohio pets S700 a year; the lieutenant governor of Pennsyl vania gets $5,50U. SlOO Keward. si00. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded dis ease that science has been able to euro in all Its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a con stitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter nally, acting directly upon the blood and mu cous surfaces of the system, thereby destroy. lng the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the cor stitution and assisting nature in doing its work. Tho proprietors have so much faith in Its curative powers that they offer One Hun dred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. 8end for list of testimonials. Address F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, 75c. HaU's Family Pills are the best. Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous ness after first day's uso of Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Resto rv r. $2 trial bottle and treatise free DR. R. H. KLINE. Ltd., 931 Arch St, Phila., Pa.' Dyspepsia. Indigestion, cured by Taber's Pep sin Compound. Write for free book on stomach trouble to Dr. Taber Mfg. Co., Savannah, Ga. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma tion, aUays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle. Weak Stomach Indigestion Causes Spasms Hood's Sarsaparilla Cures. "I have always been troubled with a weak stomach and had spasms caused by indigestion. I have taken several bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla and have not been bothered with spasms, and I advise anyone troubled with dyspepsia to take Hood's Sarsaparilla." 31ns. HORTON, Prattsburg, New York. Remember Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best-in fact the One True Blood Purifier Hood's Pills cure indigestion, biliousness. SO.'S c CURES WHERE Alt EISE FAIL.. Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use In Une. Sold br t! ru wrists. C.ONSUMPTrON S??ARP INDIAN PACKERS.! CARRYING MINERS' OUTFITS OVER THE MOUNTAINS TO THE KLONDIKE. Striking Costume of tho Nativo Alaskans Who Engage In the Transportation Business- Dogs as Assistante-Packers Are Untrustworthy and Hard Traders. Arrangements for packing are made (at Dyea) with Isaac, "Chief for the Chilkoots," as the siga reads above his cabin., but outside men can be hired. The Indian men's dress is picturesque. Some wear the gayly colored Mackinaw jacket; others a blue denim garment, half shirt, half i coat ; others still a loose coat of blan ket, the sleeves or a patch across the back being made of the striped ends, and as the blankets used by these In dians are of the most brilliantly as sorted colors, the color effects are dis tinctly striking. For head-gear they wear little common felt hats or bright wool toques or a colored kerchief. All possess rubber hip-boots, but when j packing they wear only moccasins outside of "Siwash" or blanket socks, and sometimes an oversock to the knee. Indian fashion, dogs and chil dren, men and women, crowd into their dirty abodes, which smell of spoiled fish. The dogs are not so numerous as I expected, nor yet so quarrelsome and noisy. The Indians train them not so much for sledge-drawing as for pack ing small loads on their backs, and it is not unusual to see an Indian with one or two medium-sized dogs, with a little pack on each side, sagging near ly to the ground, trotting along with his luncheon. When an Indian is packing he ties his single small bl nket upon his back under the pack. A stout stick to bal ance with and to assist in climbing completes his outfit. Twenty or thirty Indians will take up packs and put a whole outfit over at ono lick. They are not trustworthy and aro wholly unscrupulous. They do nothing even for each other without a price, and I have carefully noticed that they make no distinction between themselves and whites even for tho same service. Ii one engages them at a certain price aud some one offers them more, they lay down their packs aud take up the new ones; or if on the terni! they hear of a rise in the scale, t' oy stop and 3trike for the higher wages. Some of them speak good English. Indians from Sitka say these fellows aro wild Indiaus, and look upon their ignor ance of letters with some contempt. But if ignorant of letters, they are shrewd, hard traders, who are making money fast and saving it. They have a strong predilection for gold, but at the same timo, as our silver friends will be pleased to know, silver is in no less favor with them. In fact, it seems to be hard money they Avant. I knew an Indian to declare solemnly he could not change a five doll ir bill, showing the only two silver dollars ho had. But when a gold fivo was offered in stead, he fished a whole handful of silver out of his pocket. They are taking all the small change out of cir culation. They come to tho traders several times a day, make a trifling purchase to get change, and then store it away. The small-chauge problem is indeed a serious one. There is not enough small currency ia this country co do business with. The gamblers ind the Indians are getting it all. Harper's Weekly. "Where It Xever Thunders. In Finland, East Turkestau, Ice land, Nova Zembla, the north part of Siberia, as well as all'places in the ex treme north, a clap of thunder is an unknown occurrence; while Peru has only one, or at most two, thunder storms in a century, its thunderstorm of 1877 having been the only one sinco 1803. Some parts of Fiance, on the other hand, appear to be tho most thundery places ou the earth's surface, as, according to the president of the French Meteorological Society, in six or seven months of 1892 as many as 328 were counted. The director of the observatory at Odessa, who has closely studied the qu osti?n, states that there is a zone of ?otric activity of great intensity on both sides of the equator, which is also thc zone of the greatest rainfall. This zone he divides into three sections, the first embracing Asia and Oceania, Indo china and the Stiuda Isles to New Guinea. The yearly thunderstorms over that zone average from 90 to 100. The second zone starts from the west coast of Africa between 5 degrees and 10 degrees north latitude, and 10 de grees to 15 degrees south latitude; while the third zone comprises tho tropical regions of America, where the mean annual number of thunderstorms exceeds 100. To the north of this zone, which is termed the electric equator, the storms decrease in numb er until the deserts of Africa. Egypt, Persia and Central Asia are reached, whero the rainfall is scantj and thun derstorms rare.-Tit-Bits. Bermuda's Hog Money. Hog money is the queer name by which the brass money which was coined in Bermuda in 1615 came to bs known. On the face of it was a hog; |On the otherside a ship of that period. 'The coins are very rare and prized by collectors. The history of this device ..is curious and interesting. A Spanish vessel, commanded by Juan Bermudez, and on its way back to Cuba with a cargo of hogs, was wrecked there. This was in 1515. Later in the same century, when the English discovered this land, they found a country in habited by hogs. While the money was certainly not artistic or beautiful, it had the meritof individuality, being absolutely unique in the world of coins.-Chicago News. Physical Degeneracy in Italy. The widespread misery and want that prevail in Italy appear to be ex ercising a disastrous and degenerating influence on the physique of the masculine portion of the population. According to official statistics just issued by the War Department at Rome, out of every thousand young men of twenty years of age liable for military service, which is^as obligatory in Italy as in Germany and Austria, 520, or more than half, were rejected by the medical authorities as physi cally disqualified for service in the army. -New York Tribune. An Enormous Panorama. The prominent Italian painter, Signor Sirgentini, of Lausanne, has offered to paint a monster panoroma of the Engadine, the famous valley in Switzerland, to be exhibited at Paris in the year 1900. The panorama will cover 3644 square metres of canvas, and will require a ciroular building sixty feet high to contain it. The idea has been favorably received by the managers of the Paris Exhibition, and the Swiss Government will be asked to contribute toward u.e ex pense of painting. There are about 17,000 prisoners in the Uni.ed Statea. -~* POPULAR SCIENCE. American hickory as wagon-material is better suited than any other wood for moist tropical climates. It has been found in Switzerland that in building a railway laborera could work only one-third as long ?1 a height of 10,000 feet as a mile lower. A postoffice clock in Sydney, Ne\? South "Wales, emits an electrio flash light, lasting five seconds, every hom during the night, thus enabling those living miles away to ascertain the ex act time. As a result of the tests of the New Haven Eailroad Company, the Hart ford Electric Light Company is to be gin the uso of "sparks" as fuel, the consumption being between thirty and and forty tons a day. In his latest researches M. C. Can dolle finds that seeds of Indian corn, oatb, tennel and other plants are still capable of germinating after 118 days' exposure to cold of forty degrees be low zero, Fahrenheit. Dr. Paul Regnard expresses his be lief, in La Cure d'Altitude, that a com parative immunity from phthisioal contagion is obtained at high altitudes in spite of the presence of phthisical patients and of the "contagiuni vi vnm," which the more careless of them scatter about with their expecto ration. Tho method proposed by Herr E. Moyat ,for produoing large artificial diamonds consists essentially in seal ing pulverized coal, iron chips and liquid carbonic acid in a strong steel tube, and submitting it to the action, of the electric arc. Unlike other methods this process generates enor mous pressure during the operation of the electric currents, and it is be lieved larger diamonds will crystallize out as tho mixture cools. Captain Colson, an English army officer, has devised a promising means of diminishing the time of exposure of photographic plates in order to get a good image. He finds that some of the 'ight ROCS through tho gelatine bromide plate and reflects it back into the film by a screen of white paper or cardboard close to the film. He pro poses to get even better results by making the platos with a thin, white opaque layer on the glass and flowing the emulsion over them. "Hymn of tho Kupnbllc." "Do you know what the national hymn of this country should be?" in quired a visitor to the capital of a re porter. The gentleman propounding the question has traveled extensively in foreign lands and has been in all parts of his own country, from Florida to Alaska and between Maine and Cali fornia. The reporter studied a little and then answered: "Isuppose you mean 'Down Upon the Suwanee River?' " The visitor rubbed his hands de lightedly. "You have struck it ex actly," he declared, and I'll toll you why I am more convinced of it than ever. I went down tho Potomac the other night on one of the excursion steamers. There was a large crowd aboard, all good-natured and happy at the idea of having an outing. I sized the ciowd up goiug down, and I made up my niiud that it was pretty cosmo politan-containing people ^from all scctious of the country. "On the return trip I sat with a friend, a native of New Hampshire, and a northerner throughout. Wo were on the deck just below the pilot house. After wo had ridden a little timo somo young peoplo began sing ing. They rang in the old-time fa vorites, 'Old Black Joe,' 'Dixie,' 'Maryland, My Maryland,' which, by th3 way, caused some emotion, and other songs, including 'My Bonnie,' 'How Can I Bear to Leave Thee, ' and others. Each one caused a few to chime iu, but there was no special en thusiasm. "At last the singers struck up 'Down Upon the Suwanee River.' The effect was magical. In an instant it seemed to mo that everybody on the boat.Jincluding my reserved companion, had joined in. The plaintive air floated over the water to tho Maryland and Virginia shores and was wafted upward in tho starlight. When it was finished there was complete silence for a little time. I am not an emotional mau, but I felt my breath catch and the tears came into my eyes. "My friend had put his hand on my knee. 'I always feel a truer patriot when I hear that song,' was all he said. "-New York Telegram. Bcnzollno Power. Henry Sturmey, of Coventry, has just completed a successful journey upon au auto-car, which is probably the longest continuous tour yet mado in the British Isles in such a convey ance. He started from John o' Groat's House oa tho 2d instant, and, after traveling by easy stages, varying from thirty-six to eighty-six miles per day, arrived at Land's End nt 4.35 on Tues day afternoon, having accomplished the journey of 929 miie^ at an average speed of just under ten miles an hour all through, notwithstanding the fact that such elevations were crossed as tho Ord of Caithness, the Grampian Mountains, tho Pass of Killiecrankie, Kirkstone Pass into Ambleside, and the extremely hilly country between Exeter and Bodmin. Throughout the journey no breakdowns occurred, and all- roads were traversed without trouble of any kind. Mr. Sturmey was accompanied by one servant and carried between 200 and 300 pounds of baggage, including a Bufficienoy of oil for the journey. The car used was of English manufacture, and was fitted with a four-horso power motor pro pelled by benzoline. Mr. Sturmey proposed to finish his tour by driving from Land's End to London along the south coast.-London Times. A Kat Saved His Life. A young son of Mr. Daniel Bonie, of Bulloch County, Georgia, had a thrilling experience with a large rat tlesnake a few days ago. He had gone into his father's barn at night for some fodder. He was accompanied by one of the farm hands. Young Bonie re ceived a blow in the face, and, sup posing his friend had tried to frighten him, asked that his friend desist, as he, Bonio, had already been hurt by a blow in the face. About that time he felt another blow on the fodder he held in his hand, and at the same time heard the singing of the snake's rat tles. He left the house, procured a light and returned to find a monster rattlesnake, which was at once dis patched. The snake had eighteen rat tles and a button. Had it not been for a large rat, which was about half shallowed, young Bonie no ci >ubt would have been bitten and killed. Baltimore Sun. : Vnilcalrnblo Experiences. A young man advertises for a place as salesman, and says he has had a good deal of experience, having been dis charged from seven different ware houses within the year.-Boston Traveller, THE PLANING-MILL CURE. One Man's Novel Wnv of Overcoming Sleeplessness. "More than once I had counted my self to sleep," said Mr. Wingleby, "be ginning at one and counting deliber ately on, mentally pronouncing each number plainly, and connting on and on up into the hundreds and the thou sands. Sometimes the cares which had beset me and kept me awake, and .which I was now trying to drive ont of my mind, would rush in and get all mixed up with the figures, but I would keep on resolutely, counting 'seven thirty - seven - seven - thirty - eight - seven - thirty - nine - seven - forty - seven-forty-one," and so on, in regular unbroken succession, to drive the cares away and leave no chink by which they could creep in again; and usually the counting would work; but not always. The only uniformly ef ficacious cure for insomnia in my case is the planing-mill cure; but that, ow ing to force of circumstances, I am un fortunately unable to employ. "It is a familiar fact that the faint est scratching of a mouse might wake us up out of a sound sleep, while a sustained and steady roar would only conduoe to slumber. There is some thing about tho hum of a planing-mill that is to me particularly soothing, j could always go to sleep in a planing mill, and the odor of the freshly cut wood is delightful ; and when I found that the counting cure was losing its power I made up my mind to put into my house a small planing-mill plant, for I must have sleep, and I thought that I could plane lumber enough, too, to make the plant pay for its keep.. "I set the machine up and got in a little lot of selected pine boards, and fixed them so that they would feed in to the machine automatically aftor I had started it, and then I went to bed and settled down comfortably and pulled the rope. "Br-r-um-m-m-m, delightful, sooth ing sound, but just as I was falling asleep the doorbell rang, and there was very little sleep for me that night after that. "Not to burden you with the de tails, the whole neighborhood objected to the planing machine, aud I had to give it up and fall back once more on old-time methods."-Chicago Eecord. Dancers From Snit. The use of salt as a condiment is so general and so universally believed in as necessary that we rarely hear a word against its excessive use, but there are a multitude of persons who eat far too much salt: eat it on everything-on meat, fish, potatoes, melons, in butter, on tomatoes, turnips and squash, in bread, and on ahostof foods too numer ous to mention. To so great an extent is it used that no food is relished which has not a salty taste, and this hides more or less the real taste, which is often very delicate. Now, the amount (of salt required in thc system is com paratively small, and if the diet has been rightly compounded, very little is necessary. Some go so far as to discard its use altogether, but whether this is wise or not we will not here consider. Now, what are somo of the evils of the excessive use of salt? They are to paralyze the nerves of taste, or to pervert them so they cannot enjoy any thing which has not a salty flavor, and in addition there is a direct tax on both the skin and the kidneys in removing it from the blood. "Whether the skin is harmed by this tax we do not know. Possibly it is not greatly injured, yet we know that few people possess a healthy skin; but it is now pretty weil ? settled that an excessive use of salt docs overtax the kidneys in its removal, and that the great number of cases of derangement and disease of these orgaus ?3 due to this use. It takes only a little time to learn to enjoy many kinds of food without salt, and we advise our readers and others to look into this matter and to try and diminish tho use of this condiment so far as possible. "Wo believe they will be better for it.-New York Ledger. Quadrupeds Go Fishing. Man is not the only animal which indulges in fishing. Up at Vancouver there is a man who will back his dog to catch more fish in a doy than any man can. This animal is a Newfound land, six years old. aud as a fisherman he is simply a wonder. Every morn ing he goes out on a dead log project ing into tlie water several feet. He never takes his eyes from the water as it rushes by. Suddenly he leans the fore part of his body aud ono paw far over the log and then, with tremendous force, strikes into tue water with his paw, clinging to the log with the other three feet and the rest of his body. Seldom does he fail to hit. the big fish with the stroke, and, if the blow does not kill the fish outright, a crunch of his terrible jaws completes the work. Tho blow usually lands the Ptnnned or killed fish back over the log into a quiet pool, from which it cannot easily escape. In the course of twenty minutes he frequently catches from fifteen to twenty-five salmon, ranging from five to twenty pounds each. These salmon are usually a trifle weak and slightly under the weather-maybe the hook bill, but more than likely the dog salmon. But this dog is not the only four-footed fisher for these out there, either. It is a common thing to see within a distance of less than a mile along the coast half a dozen bears, a family or two of wildcats, a whole colony of raccoons, not a few wolves, besides a dozen or more razorback hogs, to say nothing of a score or so of eagles, all engaged in the sport of fishing for dog salmon.-Chicago Chronicle. A Pullman 8tory, One of the beneficiaries under the will of George M. Pullman is his brother, the Bev. Boyal H. Pullman, pastor emeritus of the Second Uni versalist Church at Baltimore, who re ceives a legacy of $50,000. Part of this sum, he says, will be used in ex tending the work of that church. Of his brother's course at the time of the great railway strike, Mr. Pullman as serted that the refusal to arbitrate was the result of a conscientious belief that con sent would be conceding to outside parties the right to dictate to an employer on matters purely for himself to decide. As a corollary of this, Mr. Pullman added: "On one occasion, I remember, when a railroad m<;n ordered b00 cars from him, my brother said: 'Make it a thousand. I will build them for you so cheap that it will pay you to get them now. I want to keep my men employed.' The railroad man agreed, and I know that all my brother's company made on the whole order was $15."-New York Times. An Eventful Door. Many old houses in Holland have a special door, which is never open save on two occasions-when there is a marriage or a death in the family. The bride and bridegroom enter by this door. It is then nailed or barred up until a death occurs, when it is opened and the body is removed by this exit. OUR BUDGET OF HUMOR LAUGHTER-PROVOKING STORIES FOR LOVERS OF FUN. Tho Scorcher's Creed-Literally So-How Ho Fools Folks-In Their Stateroom A Crying Matter-A Belligerent-Thc Spoils-After tho Scrimmage, EtCi, Etc. Count that day lost Whose low, descending sun Views no poor wretch O'er whom thy wheel has run. -Cleveland Lcador. now Ho Fools Folks. "Does he. ever tell the truth?" "Oh, yes. When ho wants to de ceive people."-Life. A Belligerent. Yeast-"What kind of paint does your wife use?" Crimsonbeak-"I think it must bo war paint." - A Crying Matter. She (at the theatre)-"Isn't this an awfully sad play?" He-"Very. Even the seats are in tiers."-Chicago News. Explained. "What is meant by tho saying that speech is silver and silence is golden?" "It costs more to make a man keep still than to make him talk. "-Life. In Their Stateroom. Brown-"Confound you, you're us ing my toothbrush?" Sonderhausen -"I beg your par don. I tinked it vos ze ship's." Pick-Me-Up. -s After the Seri minage. "They say that your son has a re markable head on him, Grumpy." "Most wonderful thiug I ever saw, since that last football gamo."-De troit Free Press. Literally So. "Why do you call him a dead gamo sport?" "Because he invariably purchases his game of the butcher after each ol his hunting trips." Unsafe. First Nurse-"I'm afraid I can't come with you to-morrow." Second Nurse-"Why not?" "Well, I don't like to leave the baby with its mother."-Brooklyn Life. Infantile Wit. "Mamma, I dess you'll have to turn the hose on me." "Why, dear?" " 'Tause I've dot my 'tockings on wrong side out."-Chicago Tribune. The Spoils. Citizen-"To tell the honest truth, do you think you are earning your saiary?" Office Holder-"Man, I earned it four times over in the campaign." Cincinnati Enquirer. Foolish Fellow. He-"What would you do if I were to kiss you?" She -"How singular! I was think ing that very thing." Yet he sat there and kept on won dering.-Chicago News. Precipitous Love. Bertha-"Do you believe in love at first sight?" Ethel-"I believe there are persons one is more likely to love before one has had time to get acquainted with them than afterward."-Boston Tran script. * - Coming Back. It was the beginning of their wed ding trip. "Dear," she inquired anxiously, "in the excitement of leaving, did you say goodby to papa and mamma?" "No," he replied, "I said 'au revoir. ' " Cupid Economizing. "Jack and Julia are surely en gaged." "What makes you think BO?" "He brings her chrysanthemums now instead of roses; a chrysanthe mum will last a whole week. "-Detroit Free Press. Proves lt. Mrs. Watts-"The doctor says a good cry is healthful." Mrs. Pott's-"I know it is. A good cry .gained me a trip to the seashore last year, and I came back feeling bet ter than I had for oh, ever so long." -Indianapolis Journal. Bctlrcd From tho Ranks. Wallace-"What is the reason Johnny isn't wearing his 'Little De fender'badge any more." t Mrs. Wallace-"He doesn't seem tc be so fond of ministering to dumb an imals since he held a poor, little, half frozen bee in his hand to get it warm. " -Cincinnati Enquirer. Common Hereditary Trait.} "Doctor, what do you regard as tho surest hereditary trait-that is, what peculiarity is most likely to be in herited?". "My observations leadme to believe that the desire to escape work is about the mast common thing that people inherit,"-Chicago Journal. In tho Klondike. "Kind sir," faltered the beggar," won't vou give a hungry fellow $10, 000?" "No," answered the man, brusque ly. "I daresay you would at once spend it for a glass of cheap beer." In the Klondike, as elsewhere, char ity was kind and endured muoh and all that, but it had to be careful. Detroit Journal. Easily Idontifled. Mr. Suburb-"Where on earth is our hired man? I can't find him any where." Mrs. Suburb-"There is somebody over in Farmer Hayseed's meadows, but I can't tell, whether it's our man or not. "Is he standing up or sitting down?" "Standing." "It isn't our man."-New York Weekly. _ A Palnfal Scene. Kindly Neighbor-"How is the baby this morning, Johnny?" Little Johnny-' 'He's worse, ma'am. The doctor says he can't live the week out. Bo-hoo-hoo!" "My dear boy, I sincerely hope the baby will get well"" "So do I. It 'ud be awful hard on me for him to die-this-week, 'cause Saturday's th' day of th' circus." New York Weekly. Over the Wire. At a metropolitan telegraph office the telegraph clerk (a young man), af ter repeated calls on the instrument to a young lady clerk, at last got a re sponse. He telegraphed, baok to her vehemently: "I have been trying to catch you for the last hour." In a moment came the reply: "Pooh! that's nothing. There's a young man' here has been trying to do that for o yeai" and hasn't got me yet."-Tit Bits, Reversing the Bole. Parson-"Young man, in order to succeed in any ^undertaking in life you must begin at the bottom and work up." Young Man-"That was not my father's motto. He began at the top and worked down." 8 Parson-"And made a failure of it, no doubt!" Young Man-"Not on your life. He made a fortune digging wells."-Chi cago News. She Hnd Time to Elli. "I trust, Miss Cutting," remarked young Borem, as he rose to depart af ter a prolonged stay, "that I have not taken up too much of your valuable lime." "Not at all, Mr. Borem,"replied the fair damsel; "the time you have taken up has been of no value to me what ever, I assure you." Then he went forth into the night and wandered slowly down the street wrapped in a heavy mantle of thought. -Chicago News. Water Power. Tho large plants for the utilization of water power in our country now furnish 72,000 horse-power, with the prospect of an inciease to 150,000 horse-power, when all aro completed. In addition, there are a vast number of smaller ones used in mines or in lighting towns. Switzerland comes next with 48,000. France will have 18,000when theplant on the Rhone, near Geneva, is com pleted. Germany and Italy have loss than 20,000 horse-power each. Nor way and Sweden each have about 15, 000, with possibilities of great de velopment. England comes last with only 4000 horse-power. Some 15,000 of the power credited to America be longs to Canada, a country which abounds in undeveloped water powers. These water powers are made to do all that coal can do, except raising a smoke. A coal bed is exhaustible, and every ton taken from it brings it nearer its end; but the energy of waterfalls is inexhaustible and will be available for man's needs long after the last pound of coal is raised from the mine. Not rue least remarkable feature of this r departure is the size of the tnrbii employed. One hundred horse /er used to be regarded as a large oint to bc given by a single wheel 3ome of the turbines at Ni agara velop fifty times as much. Tho n great movement may be the utiliza'i.n of tho tides, in which there is an immense reservoir of power. Wo may soe the day when tho great amount of water power in Alaska is brought down to a temperate region and is more valuable thau tho gold under its frozen soil.-Hartford Cour ant. He Makes Artificial Milk. W. J. Cook, of Chicago, says he can make artificial milk. He does this by means of a combination of chemicals. The product is said to look like milk, to taste like it, and to have the nutritive qualities of the genuine article. Besides penetrating tho mysteries of the lacteal fluid which has for so many centuries nurtured man in the infant stage, Mr. Cook further makes the startling statement that cows were never intended by the divine economy to be milk produoers, but merely beasts of burden. Hyde Park and Englewood residents have tested Mr. Cook's artificial milk, and they all pronounce it a very supe rior article. Members of the Labor Exohange in Englewood gave Mr. Cook an opportunity to prove that he knew what he was talking about. Mr. Cook brought along a five-gallon can, and gave each person a glass of his milk. He then sent out for an equal quantity of natural milk. Everybody seemed to like the kind that Mr. Cook provided, and all agreed that the cow had a dangerous rival. Mr. Cook now performed a wonder ful experiment. He sent downstairs for two glasses of milk. In one was the natural staple, and the other con tained the composition. They were permitted to stand in an ice-box, and were produced after a stipulated time. It was found that the artificial milk had twice the amount of cream on its surfaoe possessed by the quality pro vided by natural means after passing through the mysteries of the dairy. New York Journal. Too Much Mongoose. In 1872 Mr. W. Bancroft Espeut im ported four pairs of the Indian mon goose from Calcutta into Jamaica foi the purpose of destroying tho "cane piece rat." Ten years later it was es timated that tho saving to the colony through the work of this animal amounted to ?500,000 annually. Thor, came a sudden change in the aspect of affairs. It was found that the mongoose destroyed all ground-nesting birds, and that the poultry, as well as the insectivorous reptiles and batra chians of the island, were being exter minated by it. Injurious insects in creased in consequence a thousand fold; the temporary benefits of the in troduction were speedily wiped away, and the mongoose became a pest. Domestic animals, including young pigs, kids, lambs, newly-dropped calves, puppies, and kittens, were de stroyed by it, while it also ate ripe bananas, pineapples, young corn, avocado pears, sweet potatoes, cocoas, yams, peas, sugarcane, meat, and salt provisions and fish. Now, we are told, nature has made another effort to re store the balance. With the increase of insects, due to the destruction by the mongooses of their destroyers, has come an inoreaso of ticks, which are destroying the mongoose, and all Jamaicans rejoice.-Nature. Days and Months to Grow Longer. Profesor G. H. Darwin lectured ii Huntington, Hall to a Lowell Institut? audience on the subject of tides in the earth. He showed with the aid ol diagrams that tho frictional retarda tion of the earth's revolution by the action of the tides is to lengthen the period of the rotation of the earth, and at the same time to lengthen the period of the moon's rotation round the earth-that is, to lengthen both the day and tho month. But the lengthening of the day will be much more rapid than the lengthening of the month, and thus it will come about that when the change has reached its maximum the earth and the moon will each revolve once in a period of fifty-five of our present days, the moon having always the same face toward the earth. A similar cycle of changes had been gone through by moon and earth in the past. There was once a time when the moon revolved very near to the earth's surface, moon and earth going round one another in from three to five hours. The total period of tho change was estimated at from 5,000, 000 to 6,000,000 years. - Boston Herald. _ Good Insect Crop, More than 30,000 specimens of fossil insects have been collected from all parts of the world, of which only twenty are butterflies. FACTS ABOUT OLD CLOCKS, Suggested by the Sight of An Ancient Timepiece. A fine old timepiece is on exhibition temporarily in Reading, Pa. It stands majestically back of a plate glass win dow-a real, though not an apparent obstacle-eight and a half feet in height, massive, but ot perfect sym metry and without a suggestion of bulk. It was conntructed about 150 years ago by Ziegler of Allentown, Pa. The mechanism came from Germany and the pipe organ with which it is equipped from Switzerland. The cyl inders that are a part of its musical equipment are wooden and an in disputable index of its antiquity, since these have not been made for a century and a half. They are contained in a mahogany cabinet, about one yard square, the wood being the same as that of the clock. Above the dial stand forth the fig ures of an orchestra, a pompous collec tion of musicians, each holding the in strument he plays. Surmounting these automata is the significant inscription: "Abreise, Quentin Durward;" The orchestration occurs every half hour, when, instead of the usual one bell, delicious and quaint airs flood the apartment. Eyes as well as 2ars are delighted as the musicians above the dial raise their instruments into proper position, make all the motions of per fo-ming and then drop them to their sides again. Each instrument can be recognized in the ensemble, and the delightful effect is better imagined than described. Thirty-two airs constitute the mag nificent repertoire, which is presented on vellum in old German and quaintly framed, making a most attractive fea ture. No more artistic environment for this work of art could be suggested than to remain in the possession of the last representative of the family that originally owned it. Yet eyes have looked wistfully and pletaoric purses offered their seductive contents at this inpossible shrine. It may be consolation to reflect the greai Caesar was not fortunate In the matter of timekeepers. A water clock marked the flight of his imperial time. It is interesting to note in the progress Of clock-making from that crude state wherewith Caesar was doubtless con tent, to the highly complex and ap parently perfect system now in use, that the heavenly bodies were usually represented. Those landmarks in the history of clock-making, whore im portance has led to their preservation, either in chronicle or in fact, show this comprehensiveness of effort. The celebrated clock in the famous cathedr*' at Strasburg describes the motions of the planets. A clock pre sented to Frederick II. by Saladin in the thirteenth century marked' rot only? the hours, but also the cours j of the sun and moon and planets. A clock made by an English abbott in the fourteenth century Indicated in addi tion to these the ebb and flood tides. In the eighteenth century a German who invented astronomical clocks con ceived the still more comprehensive idea of measuring time in its whole extent. A hand of universal history indicates principal epochs of history in the Old Testament and the great events of the future founded on the Apocalypse. Eight thousand years were embraced in the revolutions. A century hand marks the year of the century and makes the circuit in IOU years. This clock also represents the motions of the planets, and they make their revolutions in the same time and manner that they actually do in the Jieavens. The heavenly orbs alone were consulted for marking the pass age of time when no other method was known. Foundling Asylums. "1 went through the largest foun dling asylum In the world when I wa3 in Moscow," said a returned traveler. "I think there is no single build ing as large in the United States. About seventy babies a day were re ceived. Most of them were nursed by their own mothers, who had gone around after dropping the basket and applied at the front door to be taken as nurses. Forty r ? cent of the foundlings die. The iris never live; the boys grow up int the army. The Government does not discourage foun dling asylums."_ No Pity For Pirates In China. They make short work of pirates in China. In July last a vessel in charge of Chung Kwel, the son of a wealthy merchant of Singapore, while on Its way to Canton, was seized and run aground by pirates and looted of its full cargo of silks and money. The Canton authorities immediately sent a gunboat down the river, and the pi rates, twenty in number, were cap tured. They were taken in triumph to San Ling, near Canton, and were con demned by a military tribunal and be- j headed in the course of a few hours. Thc Difference. Clara: "I don't know how you man age to break off your engagements, and still keep themas friends.. I can't." Maude: "But I always make it a point to return all their presents."-Brook lyn Life. What is Tettcrine? It is a fragrant unctuous ointment of great cooling ?nu healing power. 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How often they develop into worn, listless, and hope? less women because mother has not impressed upon them the importance of attending to physical de velopment. No woman is exempt from physi cal weak ness and per iodical pain, and young girls ?ust budding in to woman hood should be guided physical ly as well as morally. \ If you know of any young lady who is sick and needs motherly advice, ask her to address Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn, Mass., and tell every detail of her symp toms, surroundings and occupations. She will get advice from a source that has no rival in experience of women's ills. Tell her to keep nothing back. Her Btory is told to a woman, not to a man. Do not hesi |K tate about |U stating de ll] tails that she may not wish to men tion, but which are essential to a full understanding of her case, and if she is frank, help ia certain to cornel tlie dread of the cotton grower, can be prevented. 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