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BICiniOKD A1XY-PALLADIUM, FRIDAY, DECEM 11 EH G, 1!01.
A RARE SWEET VOICE. ITnllkr Woaa to Help lrl Pf Trloll Her Kseept ioaal Talrnl. The singing of "N't-atf r. My God. t Thw," at a Molvinlfjr uiuiurinl trvie In the Ep:Btt)jial church at In wood, ot Long It-land, by a poor girl Inn starttt her (id the way for a Eurxau musicc eduratiou. Kmrna Bowker is her name, and Mrs Rnxwll Saw, Iiss Helen Could. Mrs Daniel Ixrd and Mrs. James H. Keen: MISS EMMA BtiWKEB. bare become her patronesses. The " Bowkers live In a small frame house at In wood, less than a mile from Far Itoekaway. There are nine in the fam ily. The father Is a painter, the brother drives an ice wagon, and the mother is a laundress, assisting in the homes of the fashionables of the Cedarhurut col ony. Miss Emma Bowker tried to obtain a musical education in the Salvation Ar ray, but found that the bas drum ac companiment was not of much benefit, and so gave it up after wearing herself out anA returned to her home and the little choir loft of the luwood church. It was while singing there that she was heard by Dr. Edward Octavius Flagg. a friend of Bishop Potter, who afterward declared that she had a heavenly voice. The smart set of Ce darburst and Lawrence took the girl in charge. The Medicine We Take. The so called "drugging habit" or practice of prescribing innumerable drugs for patients oy .he family doc tor has been scored by a prominent physician, lie states that from personal observa tion he knows that foreigners do not prescribe or swallow one-fourth the amount of medicine we do, and he blames practitioners for frequently prescribing an unnecessary quantity of drugs. He advises the physician to condense bis pharmacopoeia and materia medic.t to a vest pocket edition and then pre scribe accordingly. He adds: There are three doctors in whoss medicines I have ever had implicit faith Dr. Have-to, Dr. Diet and Dr. Quiet. Dr. Ha Te-to gives a person no tim for imaginary ills nor for tbe coddling of real ones. Dr. Diet takes care of the digestive organs - and sees that tbey are not abused, while Dr. Quiet has cured hun dreds of headaches and warded off many an attack of nervous prostration. Of course, while they are all spe cialists, uot one of these physicians could set a broken bone or cure a case of typhjoid fever, nor would they claim, like Christian Scientists, to be able to do so, but their prescriptions, if closely followed, can save much worry and many a doctor's bilL Kasaloaable Frowaer. Even In these days of ultra modern 1 ness tbe subject of wrinkles is one of vast importance, and a new preventive has been evolved. It is called by tbe suggestive name of "frowner" and con sists simply of a rather stiff bit of white paper about tbe size and shape of a postage stamp and having on its back a similar coating of gum. Espe cially is it designed as a preventive of tbe wrinkles between tbe brows or at the corners of the eyes, and in these places, after being moistened, these should be pasted whenever one is about to engage In some occupation that causes the habit of "wrinkling." At the fashionable shops of large cities "frowners" are now as regularly on sale as almost any other accessories of the toilet. Many, however, prefer to make them at home, a process simple and in expensive. It has also been found by those who are ingenious that it Is best to cut them circular in shape instead of square, as they leave less of a trace ' when removed. Heavy writing paper from which to fashion them is availa ble to all. and a little dissolved gum arabic will stick them on good and tight. New York Telegram. DnicaiDK For Womea. The rose frieze in the Ohio room of the Woman's building at the World's fair was designed and painted by Miss Agnes Pitman of Cincinnati. Mrs. Can dace Wheeler is noted for her embroid ery designs. Mrs. C R. Lamb, Miss .Margaret La Farge and the Misses Cowles, all of New York, are well known women designers, as is also .Miss Borie of Philadelphia. Mrs. Cory, the founder of this wort for women, has declared before tie United States senate committee on ed ucation and labor that practical de signing Is one of the best openings for women's labor. "It is remunerative ! and not difficult." she said. "No one donbts the ability of women to paint pictures, and designing Is not more difficult. If women can understand Machinery and its requirements, tbey can levrn to make designs to meet these requirements, but of course tbe riri having artistic talent and natural -taste will do better work than one who Jaas not." . - . 4 A WOMAN WITH A WILL. Ami Jt Bee as Sac Hi a "Will She Wo,M Make Jim Will. la his book. "Among the Northern Hills. Dr. William C. Prime introduce to his readers a jude whom he make tell the story of a will which he diil not draw ct after all. The jole was sure moned in a grrnt hurry to see an old lady who bad maiiasvd her farm for forty years, since her husband's death. Sh had two sons and a stepson. John, who was nut as admirable prrwon. After a long drive on a stormy nipht the judge found the old lady apparency just a'ive and was toid by the doctor in attendance to htirry. as his patient was very w';;fc. I had brought paper and pen anil ink with iue. I found a stand and a -.-r.'l!e placed them at the head of the bed and after saying a few words to the woruan told her I was ready to prepare the will if she would go on and tell iue what she wanted to do. I wrote tbe introductory phrase rapidly and, leaning over toward her. said. "Now goon. Mrs. Norton. Her voice was quite faint, and she seemed to speak with an effort. She said: "First of all I want to give the farm to my sons Harry and James. Just put that down." But. said I. "yon can't do that. Mrs. Norton. The farm isn't yours to give away. "The farm isn't mine?" she said in a voice decidedly strongpr than before. "No: the farm isn't yours. You have only a life interest in it." "This farm that I've run for goin on forty-three year next spring isn't mine to do what 1 please with it! Why not. judce? I'd like to know what you mean!" "Why. Mr. Norton, your husband, gave you a life estate in all his property, and, on yonr death the farm goes to his son John, and your children pet the village houses. I have explained that to you very often before." "And when I die John Norton Is to have this bouse and farm whether I will or no? "Just so. It will be his." "Then I ain't goiDg to die!" said the old woman in a clear and decidedly ringing and healthy voice. And so saying she threw her feet over the front of the bed, sat np. gathered a blanket and coverlet about her. straightened her gaunt form, walked across the room and sat down in a great chair before the fire. The doctor and I went home. That was fifteen years ago. The old lady's alive to day. And she accomplished her intent. She beat off John, after all. He died four years ago. LAW POINTS. An offer to enter into a contract must be accepted within a reasonable time to render it obligatory. A contract by telegraph is complete only when the party making the proposi tion has received notification of its ac ceptance. A chattel mortgage which authorizes the mortgagor to control the mortgaged property and to sell it in the regular course of business is void. Where no date is fixed for the perform ance of a contract a reasonable time is in tended, and no default can attach until after a demand to perform and failure or refusal to perform. Tbe publishing in a newspaper of an advertisement warning the public not to purchase a described note does not bind one who neither saw the advertisement nor had knowledge of its contents. Where eoods were partially destroyed before delivery and a claim made by the buyer for a deduction and the seller agreed to accept a check Cor a certain amount, which check was delivered and accepted, is constituted an accord and satisfaction, a settlement. The blowing of a factory whistle at un seasonable hours in a populous communi ty, which is entirely unnecessary and so harsh and terrific as seriously to interfere with plaintiffs reasonable enjoyment of their habitations, is held in Hill versus McBurnev Oil and Fertilizer company Ga.. 52 L If- A. 30S) to be a nuisance which may be enjoined. Stone Cake. In very unusual seasons the people of Rajputan. in India, are deprived of seeds and succulent roots of grasses. L'nder these very adverse conditions the barks of trees and even ground up rocks are re sorted to principally to give bulk to tbe scanty meal and thereby to stay tbe pangs of hunger for a longer time. A soft stone found on tbe Bikanir-Mar-war border of Jaipua is largely used in that part of the country to give bulk to the meager meal. This stone is friable and easily ground into fine powder. It contains an oleagi nous substance which has some nutrient qualities, and the people have found that when finely ground and used in propor tions of about one-fourth to three-fourths of flour it does not impair digestion for a considerable time. A Lake of Scent. On the Mangtshlak peninsula, in the Caspian sea. there are five small lakes. One of them is covered with salt crystals strong enough to allow a man and beast to cross the lake on foot. Another is as round as any circle and a lovely rose col or. Its banks of salt crystal form a set ting white as the driven snow to the wa ter, which not only shows all the colors from .violet to rosy red. but from which j rises a perfume as of violets. .Both the perfume and the color are the result of the presence of seaweeds, the violet and the pink. Domestic Repartee. Mrs. Fidgett Are the stars shining. John ? Mr. Fidgjtt Did yoo ever know the stars to do anything else than shine? Later. Mr. Fidgett Is the rain still coming down. Bessie? Mrs. Fidgett Did you ever know it to do anything else than come down. John? Mr. Fidgett Yes. I have known it to hold op. Boston TranseripL To the Barber. Millionaire The count and I are not on good terms. I once mistook him for a barber who used to shave me. Friend Did you apologize? Millionaire No. I'd be glad to apolo gize, but I don't know where the barber is now. London Fun. At the IWrrr Stable. "I haven't had much experience in horseback riding." "Aw. dat's all right. Dat hoss will give yon a-plenty." Indianapolis News. Hard Lark. Remarked the hard luck man: Tame, fame, did you say? Why. if I should ever become famous fame would go put of stjle." Jiw York Time HARD i TO GET A BOOK AN IRRITATING EXPERIENCE IN A BOSTON LIBRARY. Rales For I. en dins to Inkaowa Bor rowers Bothered the Slrangrr la Tun n. Wbo Feared He- Was Doomed to Serve a Term la Jail. "Well." said the reflective hxkine man I tried to get a lo;k out of the Boston Public library once, and it honestly look ed t. me for awhile as if I was going to get jngeed- "I was up in Boston on a couple of mouths' business, ami I tn k i; tuy o,uar ters at a boarding house in tLe lim-k Bay distriii. I bad my evenings to myself, and as r!;ere isn't much worth speaking of goini: ! down town in Boston after dark I m began to feci the need of reading listeria!. I remembered the name of a certain biok that had been recommended to me and tried to get it at the Boston bookstores. I couldn't get it, however, beea use it was out of print long ago. So one afternoon I hiked over to the Boston Public library to see if I couldu't get the book. " "Have you got such and such a book?" I asked the gloomy looking man at the library desk. " 'Yes. we have it. said he suspiciously. " 'Good. said I. 'I'd like to read it. " 'I'm you would, eh?" said tbe man behind the desk. 'Very well. "He got out a pile of blanks and hand ed me one of them to fill out. It contain ed about as many questions as a ceusus schedule appertaining to the iron and steel industry. As a matter of fact the blank differed in no essential particular from the blank banded to applicants for civil service examinations. I had to give I my name in full. age. habits, occupation. residence for the past hfteen or twenty years, state of my health and all that sort of rubbish, and it took me a good twenty minutes to disrest that bunch of questions and fill in the answers. Then I pranced np to the desk with the filled up blank and patiently waited another twen ty minutes for the solemn looking c-.ss to pay some attention to n-e. I handed in the carefully prepared bluiik him. " 'There you are. said I cheerfully. '1 did the best I could with it. Now would you mind getting the book or sending for it for me. for I've got a lot of things to attend to before dark. " "Urn you don't get the book today, you know. said the sulky looking chap behind the counter. 'Just leave this blank with me. and your case will be attended to.' " "But. said I, 'don't you issue books to the public here, and if you don't what have I been spending all this time for fill ing out that blank?' " 'You shall ascertain the reason later on, said the man. with stern reproof in his tone. "We shall perhaps be ready to issue the book to you some time tomor row if you cat! around then." "Well. I was so sore that I clomped out without saying anything more. It was all beyond me the way that library was run. and I determined to let the book slide and to forcet all about that repository of printed knowledsre as soon as possible. I was sound asleep in my boardine house bod rt It o'clock that nhrlit. and I guess everybody else in the hoiise was in bed. too, when there came the most infer nal rinsing of the front door bell. The t in .'ins: was so angry ami determined that I slid opt of bed upou being awakened and went to the stair landing and rub bered down below to see wliilt the trouble was. The landlady finally slipped on a bathrobe and went down to answer the bell. When she opened the door, my heart came into my mouth when I saw dimly in the doorway the huge form of a gigantic cop. and when he inquired of the landlady in a deep, gruff bass. 'Is there a man named Ta-ra-rum living here?" men tioning my name say. wouldn't that have deterred you? I fell into a tremor and be gan to wonder what I'd been doing, any how, to get the law after me. I hadu't been up to any criminal devilment that I was aware of. and yet there was a big cop inquiring for me, and there was a donjon keep staring me square in the face. " "Yes, replied the landlady, there is a Mr. Ta-ri-rum-livimr here.' And I could see her freezing solid over the business. It was 10 to 1. I figured then, that she swould conclude that I was a celebrated counterfeiter or confidence man or some sort of a crook that the police were after and that, even if I managed to evade ar rest, she would order me out of her house in the middle of the night. " Oh. very well." said the cop more mildly to the landlady: 'library, you know.' And then he executed a swift dis appearance into the darkness. "Now. I've always believed that the best way to meet trouble is to go right after it and give it a hug when it comes your way. and so I slipped on a hathrobe myself and went to meet the landlady as she came up stairs. " "Madam. said I. "I overheard your colloquy at the d km- with that guardian of the law, and I heard my name men tioned. I am uot conscious of having vio lated the law in any respect, but I feel compelled in case you have conceived any suspicion of me to freely volunteer to give up my rtKim here. You would be wholly mistaken iu supposing that you -were harboring a criminal, yet I dislike ta put yon to any inconvenience. "Then the landlady held on the bannis ters and lausrhed loud and lone. It was alout ten minutes before she was able to control her voice sufficiently to tell me that I was simply a victim of the Boston Public library's method of investigatinc its applicants for reading material. Kv ery niht the library issued to the police department, she said, the filled in blanks of t!iose who applied dill-ins the day for book, and tl: e bl.-mks were sorted over and iriveti em to the cops on the various beat It was a part of tbe duty of the policemen to rins up the addresses eiven by the applicants for books and thus to ascertain if they actually lived at the nd dressy rh - rrtve. And it was this that YOUR- FAITH sSSJSr- ours if yoa try Shiloh's Consumption " 4 ys ani oars is so strong -we I ljl C guarantee a cure ot refund "" money, and s-e send yoa free trial bottle it yoa write for it. SHILOH'S costs 5 cents and will care Con sumption. Pneumonia, Bronchitis and mil Lang Troubles. Will care a coogn or cold in a dav, and thus prevent serious results. It has been doin these things for 5u years. S. C Weus & Co.. Le Roy. N. Y. came u uear xo givtoa toe wart dis ease finish. I never went back to the Buxton Public library after that book: i was afraid tbey might tnaa hand'e me I and lock me up in tbe coal cellar aid j nrpr l-t mo itit MSMia in thi tif.. ' Washington Star. Ballt on Skeletons. Richmond. Va.. is built orer a tmrnm of what wis once a mass of liTina forms, j This deposit bas been examin.il to the ! depth f more than a hundred feet arid ' extends iitw an area f omrtlmii tvrt j mU in diameter. Every cuTiic inch o this d posit contains the skeletvtii .f 10,0.Oi)0 of tiny forms. If wisdom was to cease throughout the world, no one would suspect himself if j ignorance. Greeting the Xew Moon la Fiji. In Colo, the mountainous Interior of Viti Levu. the largest island of the Fiji group, the natives have a very curious method of greeting the new moon. On 6eeing tbe thin crescent rising above the bills they salute It with n prolonged "Ah!" at the same time auickly rap ping on their open mouths with their left hands, thus producing a rapid, vi bratory sound. "An old chief, when asked regarding the meaning and ori gin of this curious custom, said: "We always look and bunt for tbe moon in the sky. and when it comes we do as you see to show our pleasure at finding it again.. We don't know the meaning of what wedo. Our fathers always did so," Bla Little Saeeease. "In the long ago." says The Sketch of London, "when tbe then Duke and Duchess of Sutherland were entertain ing a German prince, in days when even German royal personages rarely visited England, the uoble guest excit ed some amusement and more disgust by solemnly announcing to his host and tbe hitter's friends that, in addi tion to bringing down a tine royal, for which feat be had been heartily con gratulated, he had succeeded In wound ing eight or ten deer! Of course no re mark was tuade. but the prince is said to have afterward remarked: "How jealous those English sportsmen are! They even envy me my little success es.' " A Short Talker. Frederick William III., king of Prus-! 8 la. was extremely averse to long speeches and talked whenever it was possible In infinitives only. While tak ing tbe waters of Teplitr he beard of a Hungarian magnate who never made loDg speeches. "Must he decent fel low. Like to know him." muttered the king, and when, a day or two after ward, the Hungarian met him on bis walk the king stepped up to him. and the following laconic conversation took Place: "Bathe';'" "Take waters." "Sol dier?" "Magnate." "Indeed!" Police-! rran : "King. "Congratulate. And each went on bis way well satisfied. ftenellintt Fire Wit la n Drum. A tire of a strange nature appeared in Wales in I (Bet. According to the most int I! g:b!e account concerning it now in exisieuce. ii came up from tbe sea near Harlech. At, several place uear that place and all over Merioneth shire it did much damage, burning hay. houses, barns, etc. A erson writing of it said: "The grass over which it moves kills all manner of cattle that feed upon it. But what is most re markable is that auy great noise, such as the heating of a drum or sounding n horn, effectually repels it from any house.'" (Irrmnn l.eprend. The Germans have a legend of Fred erick Barhnrossa that be is not dead, but in an enchanted sleep, sitting with bis knights at a marble table in the cavern of Kyffbausen. In the Hans mountains. His long red beard ha grown during this long enchantment and. covering the table, descends to the floor, and be sits thus waiting the moment that will set him free. There he has been kept for long cen turies; there be must stay for ages. Only A. PICTURES I. 11 i mat -:V 1 1 s iUfcJaar (I ml - -va-. fNNSULAF? JONES HARDWARE CO l. S-tnSaT--,-?--. 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