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Is A Constitutional Disease.
It manifests Itself in local aches and
pains,—inflamed joints and stiff mus
cles—but it cannot be cured by local
It requires constitutional treatment,
and the best is a course of the great
blood purifying and tonic medicine
Hood's Sarsaparilla
which corrects the acid condition of
the blood and builds up the system.
Get it today in usual liquid form or
chocolated tablets called Sarsatabs.
A Cavity That May Have Been the
Seat of a Sixth Sense.
Despite the progress of physiology
the study of the human body is full
of mystery. Some of its well known
organs have never revealed eitbet
their uses or the reason of their crea
tion. The part played by the spleen
in human life was discovered but re
cently. It is now regarded as one of
the principal agents in the circulation
of the blood. But there are in the
marvelous human organism mys
terious parts which it is possible that
no savant, however profound his
learning, may ever understand. For
instance, in the skull, behind the car
tilage of the nose, there is a little
cavity of unknown origin. Physiolo
gists believe that at one time—several
thousand generations ago—it contained
gland consisting of two lobes joined
by their common base.
This cavity—the delta turcica—is. In
ihe opinion of certain savants, the
vestige of a sixth sense which was of
great use to the antediluvian ances
tors of man. It is believed that this
little gland enabled them to see In the
darkness when they had not yet learn
ed the secret of procuring light: that
It was the seat of the mysterious
•sense of situation or locality, the pow
»:r to orient their course, the sense so
highly developed to this day In sav
ages and certain animals. The theory
is plausible, hut it is doubtful wbather
man will ever acquire any real knowl
edge of the renson for the existence
of the delta turcica.—Exchange.
The Whistling Jugs ef Peru.
The potters of ancient Peru used to
manufacture an ingenious musical in
strument which may very properly be
mlled a whistling Jig. In collections
of antiquities it is called a silvador or
i-ilvio. Specimens are obtained from
the ancient burial places of Peru. One
of these consists of two vases, whose
i»odies are joined one to the other, with
hole or opening between them. The
neck of one of these vessels Is closed,
with the exception of a small opening
In which a clay pipe is inserted, lead
ing to the body of the whistle. The
closed neck of this double vase is
modeled into a representation of a
bird's head. When a liquid is poured
into the open necked vase the air is
compressed in the other, and in escap
ing through the narrow opening is
forced into the whistle, the vibration
producing sounds. Many of these
sounds represent the notes of birds
one in the collection at the British
museum imitates the notes of the robin
or some other member of the thrush
tribe, peculiar to Peru.—Harper's
"Johnny. I have great news for you.
am going to marry your sister. Wha?
do yon think about that?"
"I think it serves her right."-Hous
ton Post
"Fireworks" That Serve as Train
Messages These Audible and Visible
Danger Signs Convey to the Engi
neer—The Use of Pyrotechnics as
Signals In the Naval Service.
"Pop, pop." or perhaps a single
"pop," sharp and distinct like that of
a giant firecracker aeard not only on
the Fourth of July, but on every day
in the year. Sundays included. What
did it mean? And on almost any
night as 1 look out of my window 1
see the edge of the wood or the fields
lighted up by red OF yellow fireworks.
Why this strange illumination?
As all these queer happenings took
place on the railroad a few rods from
my house 1 made inquiries of the rail
way officials, and here are some iuter
esting facts about the use of these
curious "fireworks."
The general superintendent of the
New York. New Haven and Hartford
railroad explained as follows:
"Our rules provide for the use of de
tonators, commonly known as torpe
does, as audible signals and of 'fusees'
as visible signals.
"These torpedoes are attached to
the top of the rail on the engineer's
side of the track by two small flex
ible metal straps, which are easily
bent arouud the ball of the rail, as
shown in the picture, and hold the
torpedoes securely In place until ex
ploded by the first train passing over
this track.
"The explosion of one torpedo is a
signal to stop the explosion of two.
not more than 200 feet apart is a sig
nal to reduce speed and look out for
a stop signal.
•The fusees 'are of similar construc
tion to the well known Roman candle
used for fireworks celebrations, ex
cept that tbey burn a steady flame
without explosions. A sharp iron spike
at the bottom end will jsually stick
in the ground or In the cross tie when
thrown from the rear of a train and
holds the fusee In an upright position,
where It is more plainly visible.
"A fusee must be lighted and left
by the flagman whenever a train Is
running on the "time" of another tratt
or behind its own time and under
circumstances which call for such pro
"A fusee on or near the track, burn
ing red. must not be passed. When
burning yellow the train may proce,,
with caution when the way Is seen an*
known to be clear. Standard fuses*
burn red for three minutes and yet
low for seven minutes and can be see*
for quite distance.
•Ton will gather from the al*».
explanatlons that the red glare of a
flaming fusee on or near the track
warns the approaching engineer that
a preceding train has passed over his
track less than three minutes ahead
of him. and under no circumstances
must he pass this signal while burning
red. When the flame turns to yellow
he may proceed with caution, only as
the way is seen and known to be
clear, keepiug in mind that when the
fusee changed from red to yellow he
was tartly three minutes behind a
preceding train, which may have stop
ped within a short distance or may
be proceeding at an unusually slow
rate of speed."
The superintendent of the Shore line
division. syiothir-briMTll-o.i tjje.sanie
A Merchant Who Does Not Adver
tise Believes it More Profitable to
Sell to People Who Know Little
About What Things Should Cost!
He will do without the patronage of the
people who read ads---and who Know
Prices and Values--if he can get a small
share, through "location" old acquaint
ance or other reasons, of the people who
are not educated, by advertisements, to
He knows that as soon as his patrons
become ad readers, he loses their trade—
they buy bargains, they know values and
where to get them, they have the mer
chants guarantee, and makers make good
because advertised goods have to be
genuine and the best and give satisfac
tion to get repeated sales, Advertising
guarantees quality and is the merchant's
written promise of best service.
The Merchant's Best Reason For No
Advertising Is Your Best Reason For
not Patronizing His Store!
railroad, gives this additional detail re
garding torpedoes:
"When a train stops upon the main
line and requires protection against
a following train the flagman goes back
a specified distance and places one tor
pedo. Ele then ontinues a farther
distance back, pkclng two torpedoes.
As soon as the trtin he Is protecting is
ready to start the engineer blows a
specified whistle signal, which is a
notice to t'je flagman to return to his
train. On the way back he picks up
the one torpedo. leaving two on the
rail to warn the engineer of an ap
proaching train that another train is a
short distance ahead and to give the
flagman time to run back and get
aboard of his own train."
Of the use of fireworks as signals In
the'navy the chief of the bureau of
construction and repair of the navy de
partment. Washington, makes the fol
lowing statement:
"All modern ships are fitted with
electric signals, and the use of such
signals Is general in the naval service.
In the case of small vessels having no
electric Installation and also for use in
case of the failure of the electric sig
nals the navy has a system of colored
stars in connection with rockets for
the purpose of signaling.
"These are In no sense the ordinary
commercial fireworks, but are manu
factured by the service for naval use
"There are no photographs of this
system of signals for distribution. The
apparatus consists of a specially de
signed pistol from which are fired car
tridges containing the colored stars
that are used. in the service code."—
New York Mail.
Mighty Areturus.
Arcturus 1s one of the most brilliant
stars that we can see in the heavens.
Its diameter is 62.000.000 miles. The
light that comes to us from it is over
200 years old when It enters our eyes.
The sun is distant 93.000.000 miles.
Then compare eleven minutes with
200 years.
Truth is as impossible to be soiled
by any outward touch as the sunbeam.
It Worked Like Charm Till Cleo
patra Learned the Seoret.
According to Plutarch. Cleopatra
was a votary of the piscatorial art, and
so keen did the rivalry become be
tween her and Antdny that he resort
ed to the meanest artifices to insure
victory. Mortified and Irritated by
the queen's superiority, be engaged
divers to take live fish and place them
on his hook. This was done so ex
pertly that be pulled up fish after fish
In rapid succession. Learning In some
way the secret of his sudden success,
Cleopatra pretended to congratulate
him and to admire his dexterity, and
at the same time she devised a can
ning means of revenge.
Another match was arranged, and
the fishing began In the presence of a
large company of friends. Antony
soon had a bite and pulled up a large
salted fish to his great disgust and
amid the loud laughter of all present
The secret was out Antony's trick
was exposed, and once more woman's
wit had proved too much for man's
Ingenuity. A diver, specially instruct
ed by the queen, had got the start of
Antony's and attached the salt fish to
his hook.—Mathews In "Angling."
They Kill Over 300 Persons Year In
Thunderstorms never occur in the
arctic regions, and even the north of
Scotland very seldom suffers from
such a visitation. The nearer you get
to the equator the more frequent and
severe are the electric manifestations,
in parts of Central Africa the average
of thunderous days rises to the aston
ishing total of 250 per annum.
Yet there are curious exceptions. In
Java and Sumatra, both intensely hot
climates, there are but ninety-two
storms yearly, and In Borneo only
The Gold coast of Africa has only
sixty a year, which is less than occur
In Florida, though the latter country
Is outside the tropics.
In Jamaica there is a thunderstorm
every day during the rainy season,
which lasts for five months These
storms almost always occur between
midday and 3 in the afternoon.
Perhaps the most astccishin* .{act
with regard to thunderstorms is that
the island of Mauritius, which is only
680 miles east of Madagascar, has. an
an average, only one thunderstorm In
eighty years. Yet in Madagascar the
lightning is more destructive than any
where else in the world, the annual
death roll being over 300.
•he slays tke king ef
Xnd the Old Man Didn't Know WhlcK
Set Was the Worst.
An old man from rural England
with his wife was on a holiday in
London and decided on an evening at
a theater. He looked up the adver
tisements In the papers and selected a
bouse where "Ali Baba and the Forty
Thieves" was being played. It was a
"cheap" bouse, the price of stalls be
ing given as two-and-sixpence. The
farmer was surprised, however, on ar
riving at the box office to be met with
a demand for 0 shillings for the two
tickets. The extra sixpence per seat,
it was explained, was for booking.
Then he was called upon to pay six
pence for a program, and the female
attendant who showed him to the
seats also asked for sixpence, in addi
tion to which there was-a shilling to
be paid for hats and coats being taken
care of in spite of his protest that
tb»y could take care of them them
selves. A footstool was brought for
his wife and was accepted without
suspicion that It would be charged for.
but the attendant who brought it de
manded another sixpence, and finally
opera glasses were handed to them
and payment of another sixpence re
quested. Then the farmer went in
search of the manager and, finding
him. said in a tone of deepest disgust:
"You may do what you like with these
tickets. There are so many thieves in
front of the bouse that we don't think
we want to see the forty on the
Stage!"—London Answers.
Jefferson as an Inventor.
Not many people know that Thomas
Jefferson was a great inventor. His in
ventions were all of articles of every
day use. He devised a three legged
folding camp stool that is the basis of
all camp stools of that kind today.
The stool be bad made for his own
use was his constant companion on or
casions of outings. The revolving chair
was his invention. He designed a light
wagon. A copying press was devised
by him and came into general usi.
He also invented an instrument for
measuring the distance he walked. A
plow and a hemp cultivator showed
that his thoughts were often on agri
cultural matters. His plow received a
gold medal in France in 1790. Jeffer
son never benefited financially by his
inventions, but believed they should
be for the use of everyone without
He Didn't Know.
One June day in 18G2 near Freder
ickshall, Va„ General Stonewall Jack
son saw one of General Hood's Texuns
climbing a fence to get into a cherry
tree. "Where are you going?" shouted
Jackson. "1 don't know." replied the
soldier. "To what command do you
belong?" "I don't know." the Texan
replied. "Well, what state are you
from?" "1 don't know." Jackson
gave the rcnu up. but be asked a com
rade what it all meant. "Well," was
the reply. "Old Stonewall and General
Hood gave orders yesterday that we
were not to know anything until after
the next fight."
The soldier was left to bis cherries.
An Innocent Query.
At a dinner party In England the
host Introduced to the favorable notice
of the company, amid murmurs of ad
miration, a splendid truffled pheasant
•Isn't it a beauty?" he said. "Dr.
So-and-so gave It to me killed it him
"Ah! What was he treating It for?"
asked one of the guests.
Burrowed to Save.
Uncle Reuben, the village white
washer and man of all work, was a
frequent borrower of small sums from
his neighbor, Colonel Arkwright, and
as a rule he repaid these little debts
at the appointed time. But on one oc
casion when he had been accommo
dated with a loan of $2.50, which he
promised to return in a few days, he
allowed two or three weeks to pass
without making any mention of his in
debtedness and, in fact, seemed to
avoid his creditor. But one morning
the colonel unexpectedly encountered
him at the postoflice.
"Hello, Uncle Rube! Didn't you bor
row & little money from me several
weeks ago?"
"Dat's right, cuunel," said the old
man. "I sholy did."
"You told me you'd pay it back In
three or four days. Have you had bad
"No, suh,' responded Uncle Reuben.
"I'll tell you how it was, cuunel. I
lacked jes' two dollahs an' a half o'
bavin' ten dollahs to put in de savin's
bank, an' I "used it fo' dat. It's-aU
right, eunnel. I won't fo'git it"-
Youth's Companion.
Insane Englis't Monarch*.
George III. is the only British mon
kith who in modern times has been
placed under restraint and deprived
of his authority bcrause of insanity,
though similar nies sures were at one
time contemplated with regard to his
•on... George, I v., .the. mo"Hr»b who
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has been described as "a bad son, a
bad husband, a bad father, a bad sub
ject, a bad monarch and a bad friend"
and whose conduct while on the throne
was characterized by an eccentricity
which bordered on lunacy.
The insanity of George III. was real
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illness of his youngest and favorite
child. Princess Amelia. The unlikeli
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and hastened the attack of mental de
rangement which incapacitated him
from reigning, although be had pre
viously suffered from this malady. He
died hopelessly insane at Windsor after
losing bis sight as well as hw senses.
Fertile 8ocotra.
Socotra. a large island in the Indian
ocean, is one of the least known of
the inhabited parts of the world. It is
mountainous, but very fertile, and in
ancient times was famed for frankin
cense and myrrh, aloes, dragon's blood
and spices. But now Sumatra and
South America produce more dragon's
One Disadvantage.
Potts—It Is a great deal better to
own your own home and not have to
pay rent, isn't it? Lotts—Well. yes. in
a general way it Is. but it has its dis
advantages. A fellow can't go round
driving nails anywhere he pleases in
the woodwork of bis own borne, yon
know --Boston Transcript
Take pencil and paper. Figure ou
how much of the money you received
last pay day you cannot account fo
and for which you have nothing
show. Then multiply that sum
twelve. That is the amount that is
slipping through your fingers in
Stop the leakage by opening a sav
ings account with this strong bank
We give you a bank book with your
first deposit of $1.00 or more. We
4 per cent three times a year for
your money. The City National Bank,
of Bismarck, N. D.
Of all kinds repaired at Peck's Mus
ic House.
It Has Been Proved That Microbes
Cause Baldness.
Professor Unna of Hamburg, Ger
many, and Dr. Sabourand. the leading
French dermatologist, discovered that
a microbe causes baldness. Their
theory has time and again been amply
verified through research experiments
carried on under the observation of
eminent scientists. This microbe
lodges in the Sebum, which is the nat
ural hair oil. and when permitted to
flourish it destroys the hair follicles,
and in time the pores entirely close,
and the scalp gradually takes on a
shiny appearance. When this happens
there is no hope of the growth of bair
being revived.
We have a remedy which will, we
honestly believe, remove dandruff, ex
terminate the microbe, promote good
circulation In the scalp and around the
hair roots, tighten and revitalize the
hair roots, and overcome baldness, so
long as there Is any life left in the bair
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Bismarck, N. D.
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