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Ä£ INFLUENCE ON YOUNG MEN. EUE is a part of a young girl's life of which the large majority think very little. To amuse and entertain each other seems - the chief end for which young men and women <>ouie together, and neither sex seems vega rdf ul of what may result from what they say or do. so long as the Ëaugh is a merry one; the young girl sfeels that she is admired, the young man is gratified by evident satisfaction in Ills society. The setting one's self up as a sort of reformer and making all the young men whom you know feel as if they were under a microscope which will «disclose all their fiefects, will not aid ;you or them. The right step to take äirst is to set up a noble standard for yourself, and then demonstrate its charm by your own attraction. Une way in which a pleasant girl (friend can help a man's life is by the character of her conversation. What •one wants to accomplish is to speak freely and pleasantly about things •which are delightful to talk about, to avoid gossip and evil speaking of oth ers, to use clean, pure English, without ,-siang, and to lead the conversât. on into impersonal channels. She should know enough of current events to speak understanding^ about ike things that we all ought to know, and which all young men like to dis euss—the tilings which stir the nation's lieart—the events which rouse The at iention of the world—the books which excite public attention—the beautiful filings of the earth which are about jou—the good deeds of good men and women \\ ho are helping the world along—to check any unkind tale-bear ing or insinuation, or especially any criticism of giris you know. A man .goes away refreshed from a visit ■which has made him rhink and talk of jsuch things, and especially if he has ihad a sweet, bright young girl to talk eo. The world our young men have to work in is a hard, rough place, and fhey have no time to think quietly over what lies outside of the confines of their day's duty. To find that their girl companions have always some snew, interesting tiling, sincerely and «imply good, to talk about, is a great source of enjoyment and a big step up ward. A young girl in whose society young men feel that they are sure to receive «orne inspiration to improve themselves is surely "good for something," which lielps the progress of the world.—Mrs. «Clement Farley, iu Ledger Monthly. Only Woman Colons'. Mamie Gertrule Morris, of Chatta nooga, Tenn., is the only woman Colo nel in the United I j • States. At the re union of the Geor gia Society of Chat tanooga she rode lier horse in uni form beside Gen. Stephen D. Lee, and she was also the "Military's Queen" at the Chattanooga Car nival, where she rude in a chariot of red and white roses drawn by four handsome black horses. She is Lieu tenant Colonel, and aide to the Govern or of Georgia, and special aide to Gen. miss MORHis. Stephen D. Lee. Miss Morris is the charming Southern authoress whom Gov. Allan D. Gaudier, of Georgia, recently honored by giving ter a commission as an honorary mem ber of his staff. tarinse for the Teeth. Without good teeth there cannot be jgood mastication. Without thorough mastication there cannot be perfect di gestion, and poor health results. Hence the paramount importance of sound .teeth. Clean teeth do not decay. The importance of a sound first set of teeth is as great to the child as a sound sec ond set is to the adult. Children should lie taught to use the toothbrush early. Pood left on the teeth ferments, and the acid formed produces decay. De <?ay leads in time to pain and the total ■destruction of the tooth. The substance of the following rules should therefore t>e impressed constantly upon all chll dren: 1. The teeth should be cleansed at least once daily. 2. The best time to clean the teeth is after the last meal. 3. A small toothbrush with stiff bris tles should be used, brushing up and down and across and inside and out side and in between the teeth. 4 . A simple tooth powder or a little soap and some precipitated chalk taken mp on the brush may be used If the «teeth are dirty or stained. 5. It is a good practice to rinse the unoutb out after every meal. 6. All rough usage of the teeth, such as cracking nuts, biting thread, etc., should be avoided, but the proper use .of the teeth in chewing Is good for Tthem. Wben decay occurs It should be at tended to long before any pain results. It is stopping of a small cavity that is wf the greatest service.—Motherhood. Moat Extravagant of Women. The Empress Josephine was allowed at the beginning of her reign $72,000 a gear tor her toilet, and later this was 1 Increased to $00,000. But there was never a year during the time that she did not far over-reach her allowance and oblige the Emperor to come to her relief. According to the estimate Mason has made, Josephine spent on an aver age $220,000 yearly on her toilet dur ug her reign. It is only by going over her wardrobe article by article and noting the cost and number of each piece that cue can realize how a woman could spend this amount. Take the simple on item of her bose-whieh were almost rtv the always white silk, often richly embroid ered or in openwork. She kept 130 or more pairs on hand, and they cost from $4 to $8 a pair. She employed two hair dressers—one for every day at $1,200 a year; the other for great occasions, at $2.000 a year; and she paid them each from $1,000 to $2.000 a year for furnish ings. It was the same for all the small er items of her toilet. „ - Sa c Jtx Watermelons or muskmelons that are not very sweet may be utilized iu of be to salad with mayonnaise or a French J dressing in which lemon juice is used * in place of vinegar. Spanish sweet peppers and onions added to beef and potato hash give va riety to the dish. Serve on slices of toast, with a poached egg on top of each. Buy good coffee and learn to make good coffee. One cup of steaming hot, to strong, golden coffee with cream will do more to put your guests in good humor for a day than the most elabor ate breakfast with poor coffee. The lacquered brass knobs and trim mings used on furniture are best cleaned with a soft cloth in wet alco hoi. All unlacquered brasses should be first washed in warm soapsuds and then rubbed with salt and vinegar ap plied with a flannel cloth. Summer squash at the best is so watery that it is better to steam than to boil it. If young and tender wash and cut it into quarters without skin niug or removing the seeds. When it is done rub it through a colander or sieve and season with butter, salt and pepper. Most of the odor of roasting lamb and much of the strong flavor of mutton may be avoided by asking the-butcher to remove every particle of outside fat. as well as the transparent tissue cover ing the shoulder or leg. It is this that absorbs the flavor from the wool and gives the taste so disagreeable to most people. All first-class butchers will do I this if asked when dressing the meat. j _ re _ Co-, «inen -ion. The young men of Wesleyan Unlver sity have never taken kindly to the co- p educational graft, says the Boston educational graft, says the Transcript, but the climax of cubbish ness seems to have been reached Friday afternoon, when the seniors voted that the young women of the class be re quest not to take seats on the platform at the class day exercises. At the same meeting the class day committee was instructed to request the faculty to make the graduation exercises for the women distinct from those of the men. We can hardly imagine anything more absurdly malapert. Doubtless in a year or two, after they have stepped out of their peck measures and take lialf-bush el views of themselves, as Dr. Holmes used to say, they will be profoundly aa <l wholesomely ashamed of their pres eot attitude. _ Health ani Beantv. Hardwood floors and rugs are better „ , This will be found a wonderful pre than carpet on sleeping floors. Women should take five minutes a day from work and lie flat on the back, all muscles relaxed, with eyes closed. server of health, beauty and strength. A tendency to stoop and round shoul ders may be overcome by keeping the eye iu walking on some object higher than one's head, a tall man's hat if in the city streets, or some point on a tree or building. 1 The bath Is a semireligious observ ance during torrid weather. Those who must bathe in a thimble of water, so to speak, should spend a long time In rubbing the body gently with a coarse towel afterward. Pimples often annoy during a visit at a fashionable resort. Mixed, greasy, unwholesome food is entirely to blame. Take ehre of your diet and live largely upon fruits, beef, boiled or roasted, g ecu vegetables and salads. The rest j • et g0 ' _ , Noveltle- In Hata. AN ARCTIC JOURNEY. SWEDE'S SUCCESSFUL VOYAGE TO ICE-BOUND REGIONS. Natnralia'a Make a Northern Trip of In usual Length—-Km,l an Archtp-Iq go .sever ««eforc Explore i—Summer ou the x-.aat Coast of Greenland. , , ____ from the inborn coast of Norway on June 4 , and four days later they ar rtv ^ llle coasl of SpiUbergen, A party of Swedish naturalists under the lead of Gustave Kolthotï made a northern voyage of more than usual length last summer for the purpose of studying the tauna in arctic waters and hinds. They started in a little ves visited s , om * of , th * totals and clusters of islands. Then steamed far noit leas o e ters between Spitzbergen and (raus Josef Land, where they reached the southwest coast of l'riuce Charles in land, which, it will be remembered, was visited for the first time two years ago. They found there an archipelago of considerable extent which had never been explored. They procured a great deal of information about this almost unknown region, and the account of it which they will publish is expected to be very interesting. They were disap pointed, however, in not finding any more relics of the lost arctic aeronaut, Andree. One of his buoys had been picked up in the neighborhood of King Charles island, and this wus believed to be the likeliest place to tiud other ob is be of a J ects might thtow Ug t upon e * ate t * ie explorer, Then the party steamed on their way to the coast of East Greenland along the edge of the polar lee. They found the great ice pack Impenetrable, but they kept on westward, close to the Ice edge, as far as the Island of Jan Mayen. This Is the bleak arctic land that will always be famous as the place where In the seventeenth ' century a large party of whalers spending the polar w inter perished to a man of scurvy The record they left of the tragedy was nearly complete, for it was brought down to within a day or two of the time when the last survivor probably died, Here the explorers found the pack Ice stretching away to the west as well as to the north. They were able, however, to push into it and slowly pick their was westward. Here and there were great hills of ice, where the pres piled the pieces high. The Ice was everywhere covered with a t c » a y<* an ° w - and their description of It shows that it was old polar ice that perhaps had been slowly drifting south ward for many months. Th e expedition finally reached the East Greenland coast at Mackenzie bay 011 July 31. They found the ground en «rely free from snow, and under the summer sun a good deal of vegetation had developed. On Aug. 14, aft« studying animal life on sea and land *° r some da y s - the vessel entered Franz flord - though seven days before had been completely blocked by ice. In a week all the iee had entirely dis appeared. They remained in the flord uut q Aug, 23 , and secured the unusual p t .[ ze 0 f two young musk oxen, which they took home with them to Sweden. This is probably the first time that live specimens of the musk ox have been carried to civilized lands, though the at tempt has several times been made. Mr.Kolthoff says that last season was tt bad i ce y ea r iu the neighborhood of Spitzbergen and Baer islands. On the ather hand, the east coast of Greenland, which is frequently locked with ice all through the summer, was almost free f ro m this impediment to exploration. ___ VALUABLE SECRET. Ona Family Mas KurnisUed Stump Can eelers for Sixty-five Years, Since 1835 all the machines by which postage stamps are cancelled and enve lopes marked with the name of the post _ , , od * ce ' t * ie date, etc., have been made by one family. In the year named the Postmaster General entered Into a con tract with Benjamin Chambers, a citi zen of Washington, to furnish a device by which postage stamps might be can ^ led 80 that tLey could uot be used a again, and, although there have been a multitude of competitors on several oc casions, that contract has been reuew e d year after year for slxty-flve years in w qth Mr. Chambers, his son, and his grandson, who have a secret process by 1 which the dies are made of malleable Iron and carbonized into steel at a cost of from 50 cents to $2.75 each. It is so certainly the only government contract In and probably the only contract In the United States, that has been renewed io often and continued so long. The de at l )artlllent buys about $25,000 worth of new caneelers every year. Bids are ad ver « se d for annually, and every now ftnd then some ambitious manufacturer who thinks he has good thing offers a P r °P°«" ' ^t the Chambers family are Invincible. They have improved the de , vice until It is now almost perfect j The stamper Is a circular cast-steel box (with a screw thread), one end of i which is closed, and Is provided on the outside with a square shank to secure it to the hardwood handle. The cover of the box is a disk of steel. A portion of its thickness enters the box by means of a screw thread around Its periphery of almost twenty threads to the inch. This permits of a space between the In ner face of the die and the bottom of the box, while the remaining thickness of the disk forms a flange with the edge, which is coarse milled, so that the disk may be turned with the hand or a wrench. On the outer face of the disk are characters of the body of the cylindrical die. These combine the marking and the canceling devices, one being on one aide of the disk. Inclosing the name of the postofflce in a circle. There are three elote for removable type, for months, dates, hour, and half* hour. Diametrically opposite the cir cle Is the canceling device, the side of which is parallel with the edge of the disk. Any required number or letter is cut in relief lh the center, while three grooves are cut Intaglio. The remov able types are of steel, and have on the ends opposite thejr faces projections from their outer edges, so thnt when Inserted in the slots the projections can be clamped nhd held in place. I'util 1880 Captain Chambers manu factured the caneelers here In Wash ington, and he Is still required to main tain a repair shop in the neighborhood of the Postofflce Department but he moved his factory to Northumberland county, Virginia, on a leg of land at the mouth of the Potomac, where he has a little village composed exclusively of employes and their families. No one can enter his grounds without permis sion, and those who have been there say it is quite an ideal little village, safe from spies of competitors who would like to get the contract away from him.—Washington Correspond ence New York Tribune. THOMAS KEARNS. The Late«t t-Lver Kins to Enter the United States Senate, Though he represents a comparative ly unimportant State, Thomas Kearns, the new Senator from Utah, will be one of the most conspicuous figures iu the upper house of the Fifty-seventh Con gress. His great wealth is responsible for his election to the Senate. Like his colleague, Clark, of Montana, he has wrested a fabulous fortune from the mines of the West, after tasting the bit ter cup of toll and privation for many years. Born in New York In 1862 he went to Nebraska as a young man and worked on a farm. He dug potatoes and drove freight wagon. It occurred to him that In the Black Hills of Dakota he I SENATOR THOMAS KKARW*. might find a fortune and thither he went. But he failed to strike It rich and went to Utah in 1883. In the fa mous Ontario mine In Park City he went to work with pick and shovel. From the savings out of his weekly wages he accumulated enough to buy himself a copartnership, with several others, in a claim near the Ontario mine. They met with success. Other claims on adjoining land was purchased and the whole combined iuto the Silver King mine. Its product of silver, gold, | copper and lead last year amounted to an even $1,000,000, of which one-fourtli went to Senator Kearns. He is now worth about $5,000,000. Kearns Is exceedingly geenrous. Not long ago he gave $50.000 for the estab lishment of an orphanage in Salt Lake City and he also gave $10,000 toward the building of a new Catholic ca thedral in the samt» city. He is now building a marble palace In Salt Lake City, which will be one of the finest in the country. In marked contrast to the dugout which was his first Nebraska home and the humble cabin which shel tered him during his early career In Utah. Walled In. While excavating for a cellar in Ma rietta, O., a few hundred feet from 1 îe famous Mound Cemetery, the work men dug into a mound builder's grave, which was supposed to be two thou sand years old. The grave was cover ed with three layers of heavy stones with three Inches of tine white sand between each layer. When the third stone was raised, the boues of à large man were discovered. In the bones of each band were solid copper axes. The bones crumbled on exposure for an hour. Large bits of charcoal were found In the grave, as were the bones of wild animals supposed to have been deer. The grave was walled In on all sides, and also the top and bottom, with heavy stones. The body of the mound builder sat In an uprlgbt posi tion. with the bands in a position as If supporting the body. The grave was two and a half feet wide by two and a half feet long and five feet deep, and the stones surrounding it were easily broken with the fingers, as they were very soft Not There. A farmer once wrote to a distinguish ed scientific agriculturalist, to whom he felt pnder obligation for introducing a new variety of swine:— "Respected Sir:—I went yesterday to the cattle fair; I found several pigs of your species. There was a great varie ty of beasts, and I was very much as tonlsbed at not seeing you there." __ The people who have plenty to eat and drink and wear, and who are com fortably housed, do a terrible lot ol grumbllng when a pin scratches them, VACATION TIME. I 1 m J THE SIAMESE TWINS. Freaks that Were the Subject of Much Curiosity a Generation Ago. To most people nowadays the Siam ese twins are a name and nothing more, public knowledge of them ending with the fact that they were joined to each other through life by some kind of nat ural ligament. But a generation ago these extraordinary freaks were the subject of much curiosity and research. They were boru iu Siam in 1811 of a Chinese father and a China-Slamese mother, and named Eng, "right," and Chang, "left." Their bodies were Join ed by a thick fleshy ligament from the lower end of the breastbone of each. The substance was hard, being. In fact, a prolongation of the cartilage of the breastbone. The whole of this cord was covered by the skin. It was remarkably strong, and had no great sensibility, for thçy allowed themselves to be pulled by' a rope fastened to it, without ex hlbitlng uneasiness. The slightest im pulse of one to move iu any direction was immediately followed by the other, so that they appeared to be influenced THK SIAM RE TWINS. | to by the same wish. This hurim.ny In their movements was a habit, formed by necessity. They never held consultation as' to their movements. Indeed, they seldom spoke to each other, although they con versed constantly with a Siamese lad who was their companion. They al ways faced in one direction; standing nearly side by side, uud were not able, without inconvenience, to face in op posite directions, so that one was al ways at the right, the other at the left. Although not placed exactly In a paral lel line, they were able to run and leap with surprising activity. They were quite cheerful; appeared intelligent; attending to whatever was presented to them, and readily ac knowledging any civility. As a proof of their Intelligence, it is stated that in a few , days they learned to play draughts well enough to become aniag onists of those who were versed in the They sometimes played with each other, and it was noticed that when one,made a bad move the other would sometimes correct It, and pro pose that it should be taken back. They differed In Intellectual vigor. The perceptions of one were more acute than those of the other; and there was a corresponding difference In moral Qualities. He who appeared most ln telligent was somewhat irritable In temper; while the disposition of the other was extremely mild, They were inclined to sleep about the same time, eat about the same quanti ty, and perform other acts with great similarity. There was no part of them which had a common perception, except the middle of the connecting cqrd and a •P ace near lt- ii '' llen a pointed lnstru ment was applied precisely in the mld ils of the cord it was felt by both; ana also for about an Inch on each side, be yond which the impression was limited to the Individual of the side touched. The pulsations of the hearts of both coincided exactly under ordinary cir cumstances, and their respirations were, In consequence, simultaneous. The twins were exhibited In Europe and America a number of times, and ultimately settled In the State of Penn sylvania. They married two sisters and had large families of children, none of whom exhibited any malformation. Chang suffered a paralytic stroke In 1870, and three years later was affected with a disease of the lungs. He died unexpectedly while his brother was asleep, and Eug died a few hours af terwards. The Siamese twins attracted great at tention during their lifetime, particu larly from physiologists and medical men, some of whom thought that the ligament connecting them might have been cut without causing the death of either. __ Now "Antique" Armor. One of the newest things In the line of Imitation is papier-mache armor. By means of this latest improvement peo ple whose ancestors Indulged In cru sading, or took part in the long wars between England and France, can re prod lire the ancestral mnll at a compar atively small cost According to the wishes of the customer, the armor can be turned out bright steel, silver and gold inlay, hammered brass, rusty Iron or malachite. As deserij>ed by the New York Evening Post the new goods are calcu lated to deceive the best critics, and to give all the satisfaction of the genuine coat of mall. They are warranted not to break easily or to cut any unfortu nate guest upon whom they may hap pen to fall. All descriptions of armor can be had. The breastplates worn by the Puritan and the skull-caps of Crom well's Ironsides are as easy to procure as the suits of armor of the knight. The new invention has aroused the anger of the dealers in antique armor, who declare that It is Intended to ruin their trade. If we exclude from the argument Its manifest tendency to deceive, the Inven tion is in some respects a good one. A papier-mache battle-ax or a double handed sword may be Intrusted to a toddler of 4 without danger to the baby in the cradle or the cat on the rug. The weapon may break a window, but it will not break a head? If inserted in the kitchen stove It will burn up, al though with some difficulty. An Artificial Man. A doctor has calculated how much it would cost to make an artificial man. He estimated that a pair of arms cost $00, or with the hands articulated cost about $175; a pair of legs, also articu lated, cost about $140; a false nose In metal, from $80 to $100. For $130 be believes that he could get a pair of ears Just like nature's handiwork, fitted with artificial ear drums and resona tors. A complete set of teeth, with pal ate in platinum, costs from $40 to $90, and for a good pair of artificial eyes about $30 would have to be paid. Thus the total cost of restoring a battered veteran who has lost most of his separ ate parts would be about $600. a Boomerang. Miss Pechis—Mr. Slocum called on me last evening. Mr. Wryvell—Huh! He's slow. Didn't he make you tired? Talked and talked about something idiotic and uninterest ing, I'll bet. Miss Pechis—Well, he talked about you a great deal.—Philadelphia Press. New York's Huge Tax Levy. New York collects in taxes each year almost as much as the city's total wealth of fifty years ago amounted to. It fs an event In' a woman's life when she goes down town twice in the sswm day. You must put a man tn the harness to get his gaits. Pedigree doesn't gs.