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>\ |V* . FAIR WOMEN OF J A PAN. j HOME LTFE OF PIOTUBESaVB1 ORIENTAL. BELLES. .. Peculiar Walk?Bathing M a Social; (;usiom-How WUlows,Maids and1 Matrons Are Distinguished. MUCII has boon said and *rrit-( ten about Japan, but a fea-' ture which teems to havo( (, sutlered some neglect from most writers is the home life of the wo-' meu.of the well-to-do middle class in v .that country. "" The doings of women in * one part of the world is almost always a source of great interest to her sistors in the other. No Japanese lady with any claim to position in society dreams of walking m a rational manner. The step must bo cry short and "choppy," and care is takeu that the shoes shuffle at every TI.A T J..J! 1 i nu uupuvsu uuuiuua uaYU an clastic band joining thoir kncos in a manner that prevents them from taking vulgar every day stops liko their poorer unfashionable sisters. An erect carriage is also regarded with horror by a Japanese belle; it is considered 'mannish;" the staid, true, aristocratic elegance is thought to be embodied in a somewhat stooping, rouudshouldcred attitude. Japau can truly be said to bo the promised laud of baths, and in these do the ladies of the land indulge to thoir heart's content. Strange though it may sound, it is nevethcle3s true that "tubbing" has developed into a social kind of sport and recreation among, thp.wiu??w><t<Jo:paqnr,* covered with hieroglyphics of tho sportive tadpole variety,ore sent out by somo society bud or blossom. They rend. "Your delightful company is desired at informal luncheon." At the lower lefthand corner is tho word "Tubbing." Everyone accepting is expected to bring her maid nud the necessary paraphernalia. The baths are taken extremely hot, and arc supposed to beautify tho complexion. After tho bath tho maid rubs her ladyship with rice chaff and theu aunoits her with somo delicate perfume. Soap is carefully eschewed, as tho ladies say it makes tho skin dry and hard. Now tho sharapoocr, as the masseur is called, is brought to perform her duly, which also includes tho offico of manicure. Ilcr ladyship is giveu a thorough kneading and rubbing, and comos out of the ordeal with a color that rivals tho glowing* petals of the dcop-biushing c _-f :*.u a. popnv^ oTIU 13 prUYWCU WllU IrWU ?"TlDVrtprons tied about her 5w?5?* -* ? I.jkuirm :i son, clinging bath robo of an exquisite shade. Assuming a kneeling posture, her uiald takes a curiously constructd bo.v, containing a movable ball, with which sho rubs or rather polishes the skin of the neck and arms of her mistress. After this comc3 the most important part of the toilet?the dressing of the hair. All Japaucso women, high and low, are extremely proud of their hair,of which, as a rule, they possess a very luxuriant abuudancc, but they do not hesitato to increase its wealth should nature havo been negligent in its supply. The JVtp&iiusu iauius uo not ''go in" for the betwitching, tantalizing Hulliness of Lairdressing that our Amcricau young women indulge in. But thero is probably a reason for this iir the fact that, .notwithstanding SiivJCdwin's rhapsodies about "Glistoning/jUken tresses," their llWfl^WrWfWfrtdarse. ' Embarrassing mistakes as to the married or unmarried women aro cleverly avoided by arrangements of the hair. The young women supposed to bo open for proposals, part thoir hair in two or more, strands, while the married ones simply comb theirs in a solid pompadour roll. For stato occasions the young girls nilect very artistic combinations. In one tbo hair is coiled around a largo ring of tortoise shell which is permitted to gleam between the tresses. With this style superb tortoiso shell piDS and combs ^aro the only ornaments permitted. Iu other arrangements gold and silver threads are skillfully introduced as well as exquisite flowers of silver or gold filigree, many of which are ingeniously constructed to open and shut as the fair wearer moves her head. A married ' woman scarcely ever has any jowels in her hair. If she does they must not be over flashy, Tho matrons generally arrange their hair in a deep falling tchigndH7 If a widow wishes to signify flier desire to once moro assume the bonds of matrimonial bliss she dettly signalizes (her wish by arranging lior hair in a heavy braid through which she puts a cry long pin. This braid is arranged horizontally near the top of tho head, nnd is so pronounced in its charactor as to be almost aggressive. Again, should ft widow prefer to cherish the memories of her past husband and intends to remain apart from wedlock she mutely tells her desire to tho world by combing her hair straight back from tho forehead and cutting it short in the reck. When a ladv is preparing for some "swell" entertainment she, like her sisters in other parts of the world, seeks the rouge pot as a beautifler. Her neck is given a touch of nice powder, her cheeks u tinge of rouge; then a few thin dots of gold paint arc put on tha m?m?? "* ? ?*?' ffTJ!I OS mw uuuj w painted a bright vermilllon. Her oyebrows are made as slender arches as possible and carctully darkened. Even the eye lashes and nostrils are given careful attention, the former being curled, the latter tinted. Now she puts on her undergarments of soft tinted silk., Au outer wrap, the kimono, of as superb material as my lady's purse can afford, is then put on. This is, as a rule, cmbollished by the family crest or monogram in not less than six places?on each sleeve, on either side of tho neck, in tho middle of tho back nnd in front. The most striking fcaturo of the costume, the obi, an enormous sash, is now added. This is held in placo by a silken cord, or by a handsomely wrought buckle. Tho only inartistic feature in the make-up is a Mklr of ugly white socks with padded soles, which are worn ii^the house. jftocedby a. pair of sandals of fine nlcABf A* ?VAA/1 Tnnan ir~ ^oviwn v# nuuu vii|mueae etiquette forbids her wearing cloak err bonnet of any kind; in cold weather she contents herself with a strip of silk, which protects her ears from freezing. Much study is spent trying to havo this arranged gracefully. Should it snow or rain she has to wear high clogs of an ornamental pattern and carry a many* huod umbrella of jp^par or silk.?Chicago I, * White hosiery is popular. Nightcaps are to beiln rogue again. Russian sable-is the?most fashionable fur. Jewelers report a light call,for earrings. Turquoises are the favorite,stone at present. Nearly all the newest silks and velvots are shot. 1 Some of the best farm hands in Sweden aro women. New Hampshire has thrco women treasurers of sayings banks. Mrs. Anson Phelps-Stokes, of Now fork, is worth $10,000,000. There are 450 industries in New Or? leans in which women labor. The shot cflccts in rich fabrics this /car are peculiarly beautiful. Mrs. W. C. Whitney's dinners are invariably for twenty-fivo peoplo. Ono of tho most marked-signs of the return to ?<npire styles is - the rage for green. jar:iu?-ui oeautuui women. More women than over aro employed as writers on the leading journals of London. Roman ladies dress their locks in eight different styles with numberless variations. It is a fact that the waists of women are larger than thoy wore half a dozen years ago. Old-fashioned splint-bottomed chairs look exceedingly well painted in soft green and varnished. The poko bonnet, in order to be becoming, should be worn like the Salvation losses wear theirs?for back on tho head. A red houso-gown for a girl of sixteen will look well made with a gathered belted waist aud a little bolero jacket of u'mCk Vuitsl. A novelty in a lady's watch ha* a ease <. umuorreci on either side to represent a single penny, with a diamond dow drop in tho centre. A London woman has'tried tho experiment of a boy of sixtocn to do her general housework, and has found it, briefly at least, becoming. Mrs. John Mackay possesses the biggest sapphire in tho world. She purchased it from a Russian impoverished prince for $150,000. , i It is considered the proper freak at present to surround the veijy top of your, evening gloves with some dainty gar-; land of artificial blossoms. Collecting old china is Miss Braddon's hobby, and in her house at Richmond, near London, the novelist has a series of well stocked china cabinets. . * . Nature never puts the wrong colors In juxtaposition, and a good plan when choosing an evening gown is to select the colors of a flowor and leaf. Mrs. M. A. Faulenbeck, of New York," who has been a commercial traveler for ten years, earns $5000 a year in commtssions upon the sales she makes. j Mrs. Monarches!, wife of the publish*, er, has invented and received the patent papers for a new gridiron which is considered a great improvement on the old one. Miss Virginia Penny, the author, who gavo not only her time but her entire fortune for the advancement of women, is now living in dire poverty in Now York. Olivine is tho name of a new green ! stone, imitating an emerald and used for making tho fanciful birds and beasts which aro popular for scarf pins or brooches. ; Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge, editor of St. Nicholas, suffers the usual penalty of being famous. She receives about eight letters daily requesting autographs or sketches of her life. Mrs. Linden Kent, of Washington, has given the University of Virginia $60,000 to endow a chair of English lit J erature. Her husband was a dlstinguiscd graduate of the university. Luella Cool, one of the leading den* tuts of San Francisco, has charge of the dentistry of Stanford University. Owing to her large practice she can give but one day in the week to the univeraitV work. The seamless dress has at last been ae< complished. There are no seams in the waist, except on the shoulders, where they are covered by a simulated yoke.' They hook beneath the fullness of the front, where no one would suspect them of fastoning. The material is taken in' the cross, stretched across *!? w..' Miss Mary E. Greene, Miss Kate Newell and Miss Sarah K. Barker are the three young women who have recently been made deaconesses by Bishop Potter, of Mew York. The ceremony took place in Grace Church. They are the first women upon whom the title has ever been conferred. The young women are graduates or the Episcopal Training School established in 1890. _ ' A Famous Hindoo God. An English gentleman at an auction sale of East Indian relics recently paid $13,0p0 for the famous Hindoo god Lmgam. Lingam is only a trifle over a foot in height, but he is said to be worth his weight in diamonds. The base of the figure is of pure hammered gold, and around it are set nine gems?a diamond, ruby, sapphire, chryaotery, cat's eye, coral, pearl, hyacinthe, garnet, emerald ' 'and moonstone. The apex of the figure, which is In the shape of a pyramid, la encircled with a plinth set with small, but very fine diamonds. The pinnacle of the pyramid is a tops* 1 10-18 inches in length and 9-16 of an inch In depth, ' this in the shape of a hqrse shoe, the centre beincr a cat's m of exeeedina brilliancy. When the "Bad Shah," lul King of Delhi, was captured and exiled to the Andaman Islands, his Queen secreted this idol, and it was never seen sgain until recent research brought it to light, whereupon it was taken to hondon.?Transcript, I CAPTURING THE CATARACT,'' NIAGARA FALLS IS "HARNBSSRD"; FOB MAN'S BBNBFIT, Et.nal to 1,000,000 Bor?fr-PowwMoro Than One-Tenth ot That Amount Will Soon he Available. POR more than fifty year*, says a Buffalo letter to the New York Press, the dream ot engineers has been to "harneiA Niagara." Well, the dream has como tr^c. Niagsra is in harness. To be^suro, tho traco chains havo not yet been hooked to the whiffletreos of industry, but the col* lar and hames, the bridle and bit are in position and ready for the strain when it This tunnel is 8713 feet long,, twentyeight feet high and eighteen feet broad, in semi-circular form. It is bricked up along its whole length, an undertaking which has consumed 13,000,000 cubes of baked clay, and which, had it been done by a single bricklayer, would hare occupied his entiro attention for twentyfour years. It was thought to be a better.plan to employ 7000 men in its construction, however, and they have managed to dig it and line it in a little less than three years, having kept hard at it day and night. Tho total cost of th? enterprise so far has been a trifle of i $2,500,000. I With the wheelpits already flnlahed or under way, tho plant will develop a minimum of 120,000 horse power. This would be more than sufficient to run seven of tho largest steamships afloat, and steamships are not oasy things to run. It is highly improbable, however, that the power from tho falls will be utilized in ocean navigation. But if the dreams of the projectors of this big enterprise como true, some things almost as remarkable as that would be are likely to occur. Its promotors have been devoting almost as much attention to studying how to transmit the power as they have to studying how to develop it. In order to increase the power It will be necessary only to dig new wheel pits. The canal and the tunnel arn hist. i. i IJ i ^ J-A-"-, ihxt >. vriixr. r.hft Mmmiif nlar.p? its maximum capacity at. Of course there are sneers, but the company has Niagara Falls and the engineers on its side! and seems likely to come out ahead. ' " Novel Climbing Device. A French inventor has devised a novel And practical arrangement for use by firemen and others to facilitate rofie climbing, and, at the same time, to per* /nit the climber to have free use of his hands. The apparatus consists ot two ooards joined by a hinge, a hole passing through both the hinge and the boards, and the extremities of the latter are pro-. rided with straps, which can be fastened to the feet of the man using the apparatus. The method of climbing involved in this arrangement is simple. When the feet attached to the boards are lifted the rope is free, but the moment the feet sre pressed down on the two boards the rope is firmly gripped. It is only neces.... .1 1 t. 1:0 tk. 1 a _ i,L mi j| tugimuic, iu iiiw tuo uuuj W1VLI >oth hands as far ai possible, and it caa :hen be held by the hinged clamps until snotber lift is made. By the use of a oelt to hold the body closo to the ropo the hands may be left free for work.? fire and Water. The New York Hociety for Ethical Culture, of which Professor Felix Adler is President, proposes to build a hall for itself to cost $400,000, of which about $100,000 is already obtained. , An unusually large number of Amorlcau giils sro living in Dresden for educational unroots*. 4. ? \ shall come. The greatest cataract of the world has been subdued, and if,, iu know lodge of its captivity its roar* is more sulleo than of yore when it existed only as an insurmountable obstaolo to navigation and a wonder for sightseers to grow solemn over, the smiles oa the faces of capitalists, the new jingle in the Dockets of residents of the village of Niagara Falls, and the complacent prophecies of the Buffalonian that ten years hence "Chicago will not be in it, sir; no, sir, not on your life," are atonements. t It is ostimatod that the total power of the groat waterfall is equal to that of 15,000,000 horses. To any ono who has seen its mighty volumo this dees not seem absurd. The present scheme will only utilize less than one-hundredth of that " ? " -w ' length as may bo made useful. The effect of this great enterprise may not bo as great as tho sanguine* remark of tho Buffalo man who has been quoted would imply, but it will bo very great. Of course many of the manufacturing iuterc3ts which will bo attracted by cheap power will gather in tho little town which hovers on tho brink of the cataract, and which has in the past been notable principally for its big hotels, its clamorous cabbies and its Indian bazaars. But a plan has been devised whereby tho power will be electrically transmitted to Buffalo with comparatively small loss, so that this city will undoubtedly come in for many of the pudding's plums. The village of Niagara Falls itself has gone wild with a boom almost Western in its enthusiasm. The first attempt to utilize the water power of Niagara Falls was mado by Horaco A.. Doy, who in 1850 built tho old Hydraulic Canal running from above the rapids to what are now known as Shoelkopf's Mills on the brink of the cataract. This canal discharges its water into wheelpits onlj siztj feet deop, which in turn discharge at a point more than 100 feet above the level of the rivor below the falls, so that more than three quarters of tho possible force is wasted. Tho old Hydraulic Canal gives in all only about 6000 available horse power. The new method Is the same prlnciplo differently applied. A canal has been cut from above the rapids aa in Dey's plan; but it runs only a short distance boforo it reaches the pits, whioh are 120 feet deep. A sheer fall through great pipes is thus obtained, which is nearly as groat as the height of the falls. Thus far tho work was comparatively easy. The fun came in giving the water a vent from the bottom of the wheelpits. This was accomplished by the construction of a great tunnel through solid limestone rock, from the wheelpits to below the falls. The wator abstracted from the river thus flows for a short distanco through tho canal, then takes Its big tumble through tho pits down to the turbine wheels, and then flows through thft tnnnfll tn thn riW? lnw?r Tke Faptjt Trie. wpeoen tm k believed to be In* ;dlgtftifui to the W*t Indies, but is plentifully found la Mexico. It hu also been introduced into Florida and Bermuda. Our out if from a photograph of n tree growing in Florida, and is a good Specimen of this curious plant. The tree been a Striking resemblance to e palm, growing .to about twenty feet In height, while taw fruit, when ripe, looks spn*? thing m%L an - ? orange, itslaeor la usuallA'a,lliPld? although the product ofsomewfdlfidusi treca is rery palatable. This iodfiptes that, like the orange, it mlwhk Jouttlration, be improved and beoo^flmimportant article of oommeroe and asoB** ?' P^flt to the hortlcultur TB^I PAPATA TRKK. This tree P^^umcs a peouliar property in which it it bbjgTod to be unique. The gap contains Sb^ne, which is a constituent of animal l&tod. 80 far as known, this is the only fnemher of the vegetable world to contain this substance. This juice poured l&on diessed fowls when old makes themftgoder, and the same result is produced! upon tcugh beef by a similar procoss, If by wrapp'ng them in the leaves of tUe tree. The extracted juice of ripe font furnishes a cosmetic. In Florida it if) called pawpaw, and It does bear som<H rwemOlaoce to fruit of I that name comip^J* Wlha Ohio tbHoj. A Tare ]Lejt:eil Cat. Miss Eleanor Dew is has written a charming little b(s>k called "Famous Pets of Famous Pefcple," which was recently published iajBoiton. Sir Walter Scott, it says, was (lad of poultry, oattle, sheep, pigs aaM cats. Byron was fondest of dogs anlwrote poetry about them. Charlotte fcushtnan, the great actress, was another lover of dogs, as was Charles Lamb, the poet, and Carlyle, the philosopher. 4 One of the carltem pet cats on record Is that of Prince IHana, an Egyptian notability who livid several thousand hot _X DR. HItA's TWO LVOOXD CAT. years ago, and between stono feot of bis statue waa placed thw^osage of his oat, "Bouhald." The stVtue may atHl be seen at the Louvre. More famous than Boohaki is 44Mueaza,M the cat af Mahomet. Petrarch, toe, was a lover of cats, and when his little white "mioino" died its body was carefully embalmed. Taaso addressed a sonnet to his cat. Gregory the Great, Rfehelieu and Wolsey are among tho ecclesiastical dignitaries who have showrt their preference for cats. Lord GbestetfAeld gave all his cats-?and they were many?a life pension. Another est deserving of mention has only two legs, and us owned by Dr. Hill, of Princeton College. Driving on On# Wheel. In order to reduce to the minimum the weight to be drawn by trotting horses, 'with the possibility of still further lower* Ing the mile reoord, two western inventors have designed tting iiiuitrxhurir shown in the aocompatuadelphia Reoord XTTTw^ORSfikes *&ot a single wheel, the endlea/Saft^ingbentf* front to form a raised top portion connected with the saddle girth of the horse. The rear portion of the shaft carries the connecOHB-WHMEL rWKUSlM. tions with the wheel, an<f in addition suDDorts the curved springs forming the aeet of the driver. In Ohieego one fere will carry a passenger a block or an average of about eight miles in anj direction from the heartspf the city. Bishop Doame is to have a carvea wooa throne in tbo cathedral at Albany, N. T. It la the gift of Mra. J. V. L. Pruyn, and it said to be the finest thing of tbo kind in America. The wood ia black oak, and the tkron# if twenty-two feet high. Daring the yeaFT^I frits against New Yerk City for daa*^bs;aggngt*'ng $2(13,885 for personal ^juries were defended by the Corporation: Counsel. The amount awarded in theco suits was $7,198.04. Crocodiles. . The true crocodiles are distinct from the alligators. Among the points of distinction tbo following are the most noticeable. In the crocodiles the socalled cantno tooth, the fourth counting from the front, fits into a notch in the side ol the upper jaw, and is therefore visiole when tho mouth is olosed, while in the alligator it is received in a pit in .the wpper jaw, and is therefore invisible, or nearly so. Again, in the crocodiles the hind legs have a fringe of flattened scales which Is wanting in tho alligators, whose less are round. Crocodilee are found in Africa, Asia, the tropical parts of Australia, Central America and the West Indies*, while the alligators, with tho exception of one species discovered some few years since in China, are found only in America. They are all of them terrible destructive creatures; the young feed principally on fish, but (is they grow larger they attack eveiy animal that they can overpower, dragging their Jirey into the water, and so drowning it. t has been said that more people are killed by crocodiles than by any other of the wild beasts of Africa. To those who wish to know more of this part of tho subject we commend Sir S. W. Baker's book. The crocodilia are, as every ono is aware, thoroughly aquatic in their habits, and their peculiar conformation enablos them to attack and scizo^th^ prey unawaj^aftaUI?fo"t&e back' part of tmtfr throats, their eyes and their cars * are placed on tho upper part of the head, to that when in the water they can breathe, see and hear, whilo they are themselves practically invisiblo. When they dive their nostrils and ears are closed by lids or valves, and their eyes are covered by a transparent nictitating membrane. They aro further furnished with an arrangement which prevents th# water from getting down their ow?i throats when they aro holding large ani. nials under the water to drown them. The dentition of these reptiles is peculiar: the teeth aro sharp and conical, and are hollow at tho base, and each tooth serves as the sheath of another, which will in time replace it. Tho tongue?for, not wunsianmng tno anciont belief, ttio crocodile does possess n tongue?is leshy, snd is attached to the bottom of the mouth. And finally the lower jaw h hinged at the rery back of the skull, thus giving the animal its extraordinary (ape, aud also the pao*aw appealanca 1 which caused the notion that it moved its upper jaw.?Saturday Review. A Practical Airship. It is reported that a gardener of Ilamburg, Germany, has invented a practical airship, which can be propolled through the air and guided in any direction. It la a cigar-shaped affair, with a car hanging beiow it, and it operated by an aluminum oil engine, and makes a thousand revolutions a minute. The aeronautic department of tho German army is esp?rimenting with it.?Picayune. IRAxaorusm,crrror wub?,i?. Lucas Oountt, i* Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is ths' senior partner of the firm of I. J. Cheney A Oo~, datn* business la the City of Toledo, County and Btate aforesaid, and that eald flna will pay the sum of $100 for each and every oeee of catarrh that cannot be oared by the nee of Hall's Catarrh Core. Frank J. Caaiurr. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my pseeeaoe, this tth day af December, A. Mi. I?A. W. Qlsaso*, isaAx, V * UTotory Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Bend for testimonials, free. - F. J Cheney A Co., Toledo, Q. far Bold by DruxxUU, 76o. ~ Dr. William Home denounces dehorn* Ing cattle as a bruital, cruel practice. Aa Important Difference. To make it apparent to thousands who think themselves 111, that they are not affected with any dleeaso, but that the syntem simply needs cleansing, is (o bring comfort home to their hearts, as a costive condition Is cosily cured by using Symp of Figs. Manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. Cannibalhm is still practiced in fourteen places in the world. For Oouohs ahd Tiiiioat Disorders use Bhown's Bronchial. Troches. "Have never changed my mind respecting thorn, except I think better of that which 1 began by thinking well of."?Set. llenry Ward Beec/ur. Sold my in boxes. Many unkind things are said of the telephone, but one of its redeeming features is that you eau't lend money through it.?Philadelphia Record. If afflicted with sore eye# nee Dr. Isaac Tbompeon'e Rye-water. Druggists sail at Sftc. per bottle ^ Ifr. Of Lowell. INDIGESTION RELIEVED Good Appetite and Good Health Restored bp HOOD'S Mir. Wm. Wade, the well known boot and shoo dealer at' 17 Merrimack St., near the Postofflce, Lowell, says: "Jffbe'n I find m r**4 thin* 1 feel like parsing It, and I know from personal experience that Hood's Barsaparllla la a fine medicine. I have for a good many years been seriously troubled with Distress In My Stomach and indigestion. I had medical advice, prescript lone and various medicines, but my trouble was not relieved. At last I thought 1 would try Hood's Sarsaparllla and I mast ea| Iks m/7?et was swrprisfNf, Boon aftei 1 began taking it I found great relief, and no* Hood ' s pafuia Cures eat without having that terrible dletrees. ] also rest well at nlgnt and am in good health for all of wbtoh I thank Hood'* Bnrmmpm rillm." WJ?. Waux Heed'a PUIs are thsbsst Uvsr. lavlgorstor w eetfeartto. Purely vegetable, AW They Bat Dojr.' It la said that dogs aro slaughtered at Munloh for gastronomic purposes in large and increasing numbers. They are openly sold in the markoU with no attempt at disguise, and there is an increasing demand for the meat, which is openly bought and served at table just ?t il? ?? ? It ! aairl that the CUS any Uiuci uivnv* ? ? torn of eating these animals was introduced into the Bavarian capital bj tho Italian laborers who have settled there in large numbers.?New Orleans Picayune. The State Inspector of Oils, Indiana, in his annual report, states that during the past year the production of petroleum has Increased 20,000 barrels. The totaToutput was 235,977. These figures Sat Indiana among the oil producing tates. It is believed that within another year Indiana will take rank with Ohio. Royal baking po^ iar lightness, sweetn finest food, and which e> not obtainable by the use (ksKAL i bajcitvj f0v&?r V Absol otefy fb re J Royal Baking Powde tartar powder, the highest ?U. S. Government Food / Royal Baking Pow< strength, and wholesonu which i have examined.Traelng the Namo "Chest." The word "chess" is said to be a corruDtmn ' *w- i*iiroro wore, "snelkh, ' 1 meaning chief or king. The gamo came westward by way of Persia, where the word sheikh became shah. It was the game of the king. The term "check" is merely to give notice that the king is attacked, and "checkmate" means "the king is dead;" tho verb mata being from the same root as the Spanish matador, the slayer ot the bull. The word check, whether yerb or noun, may be traced through several curious ramifications back to tho Persian and Arabic. Even the word exchequer is curiously tangled up in this verbal network.?Churchman. There are 108 convicts in the Nevada State Prison, and the expense of keeping them about *1 .15 cents a day per jwmmu _ I ; ' " The Marked Success of Scott's Emulsion in consump* tionj* scrofula and other forms of hereditary disease is due to its powerful food properties. Scott's Emulsion rapidly creates healthy flesh? proper weight. Hereditary taints develop only when the system becomes weakened. Nothing in the world, of medicine has been so successful in dis eases that are most menacing to life. Physicians everywhere prescribe it. Prepared by Scott A Bowne, N. Y. All druggists. " "About ten years ago I contracted % severe case of blood unison. leading physicians proscribed medicine after medicino, which I toolc without any relief. I also tried mercurial and potash remedies, with unsuccessful results, but which brought on an attack of mercurial rheumatism that made tny life one rS^RHEUMATISM gave up all remedies and began using 8. 8. 8. After taking several bottles 1 was entirely cured and anle to resume work. HHQI Islho greatest medicine for blood HSnM poisoning to-day on the market." Treatise on lllood and Skin Diseases mailed SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. Atlanta, Ga. FRUIT TltKEH. Largest sud BKATHtock in United .states Planter! and Dealers should got OUR I'RICKS before niacins ORDKRS. K. MOODY A SONS, I.VCKruUT, 1*. 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