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Bat Its Fame Is Chiefly Romantic
Suffering;! of the Veteran In the
Deiert March Napoleon's Address to
the Army.
me; and what is more, I shall take off
some more."
"Not at all," said the traveler; "I tell
you I want very little taken off, and
must insist upon your doing as I direct
The barber, however, was not to be
put down in this way, and said: "Mon
sieur, it is possible that this is how
things may be done in England, but
here in France we are not slaves. I
shall cut off as much as I please."
throu g h Egypt
from Alexandria to
Cairo was an awful
trial to the French
soldiers. The sky
was brass, their
feet sank in the hot
sand, and mounted
guerrillas torment
ed them from be
hind the low hil
locks on each side of their line of
march. No enemy more redoubtable
than a few half-naked fellaheen dis
puted their progress; but even when, on
July 10, they came within sight of the
Nile and their sufferings were about
mitigated, it was in vain that their
general sought to silence their bitter
cries of disheartened anger. Three
days later they were attacked at She
breket by the mounted outposts of the
Mamelukes, under Murad, chief bey of
the force. The irregular and individual
attacks of the well-armed and gorge
ously equipped cavalry broke harmless
ly against the serried ranks of the
French veterans, and the desultory fir
ing of the Turish artillery was quickly
silenced; the rusty cannon, though
aimed point-blank at the gunboat flo
tilla which was ascending the river, did
little or no damage. The enemy with
drew and concentrated their forces for
a final stand before Cairo, behind the
lines of Embabeh, writes Prof. Sloane
in the Century. On July 21 Bonaparte
ordered his troops in squares six men
deep, as before. They were to advance
so as to cut off the enemy's retreat
southward, and were to halt only to re
ceive a charge. "Soldiers," cried the
general, "forty centuries look down
upon you from the summit of the Pyra
mids!" The resistance was scarcely
worthy of the name. Five thousand
horsemen and as many fellaheen were
behind the weak ramparts. Murad and
his men dashed forward with desperate
courage against the phalanx of Desaix,
but only to rebound from its iron sides
against the equally impassive lines of
Reynier and Dugua. Ibrahim, the
other Mameluke leader, fled eastward
across the river, and Murad toward the
south; the undisciplined infantry scat
tered and ran like frightened sheep.
Cairo was in the hands of the French.
This so-called battle of the Pyramids
will ever have a fictitious and romantic
fame. Its results were temporarily im
portant. The idea that east and west
were fighting under the shadow of those
monuments which, now hoary with
age, were among the first achievements
of civilized human intelligence, thrilled
the "great nation," and added new
luster to Bonaparte's laurels In the
minds of a people which revels in great
conceptions; and yet but 30 French
soldiers were killed, and only 120 were
wounded. It was a skirmish, much
more decisive than that at Shebrcket,
to bo sure, and somewhat more bloody,
but only a skirmish. Both were repre
sented to the Directory as great battles,
the five Mamelukes killed in the first
being magnified to 300. The camp at
Embabeh furnished rich spoils to the
victorious leaders, but the fabled
wealth of Cairo, destined for the sol
diery, proved to be like apples of So
dom. The army had been angry and dis
heartened; deprived of its accustomed
booty, it became sullen and mutinous.
There was no news from home. Or
iental apnt'iy long defied even Bona
parte's administrative powers. Egypt
was subdt: 3, ' vt ths cllr.atlon of the
gcr.r..'. n-.l of his troops was appar
ently desperate. Nothing daunted by
what would have broken a feebler
spirit, the disillusioned conqueror
turned to the conquest of another
world. Africa had failed him, but
Asia was near and a revolution might
be effected there. The maltreatment
of French merchants in Syria had been
one of the Directory's original grounds
of complaint; it must serve another
turn, and if the Sultan were siifucient'.y
humbled, he might be compelled to an
alliance against the menacing leugi-.e
of Russia and Austria.
The Ancient Pompellam Had Many Ap
pliances of Modern l ife.
From Demorest's Magazine.
I learned thrft only about one-half
of Pompeii has been thus far excavated,
and that at the present rate of progress
it will require at least sixty years longer
to unearth the whole. Only about $6,000
or $8,000 a year are expended on the
The streets of Pompeii are seldom
more than 24 feet wide, mostly straight
from end to end. Indeed, this ancient
town is quite American in the rectangu
larity of its plan.
Curiously enough, the Pompeiian
public fountains were fed from lead
pipes which might worry a modern
manufacturer to reproduce. Moreover,
the houses received their liberal sup
ply of water through pipes of the same
metal. I saw many "cut-offs" con
structed on thoroughly modern prin
ciples. Another point that surprised
me was that the major part of the
houses are of brick, very similar to
that in use today; though the bricks
themselves are longer and thicker. The
well-preserved stairways lead from the
ground floors to the second and pos
sibly third storie3. The corners and
pillars are commonly of carved stone.
The Pompeiian shopkeepers understood
the art of signs quite as well as we
do. Above an apothecary's door, for
instance, is a pair of huge snakes twist
ed into innumerable coils, and the
colors are as fresh as when first paint
ed. Shops are to be seen everywhere,
and show that much business was
transacted in Pompeii. There were no
windows on the streets, the life being
concentrated in the Interiors of their
houses; and they often presented to the
street a blank wall, which wa3 decorat
ed in gay colors, principally red and
yellow, with paintings and frescoes.
Fin de Slecle Art.
The loony paintings of the impres
sionist, the erotic novels, the realistic
horrors evolved by Zola, Ibsen, Tol
stoi, Maupassant and Mesterllnck, the
wierd music of Wagner, the scarey
fashions which mark the dress of the
woman of our day, are all illustrations
of this new "fln-do-siecle" spirit. We
are told that the world of the present
is living in "the reddened light of the
dusk of the nations;" that faith is dy
ing, that, tired of all existing things,
man chases after new beliefs, new en
gagements and sensations, only to find
that the trail of the serpent is over all.
Fin de siccleism is a disease which has
before afflicted mankind. It raged at
the close of the year 1000,. when there
was a general belief that the end of
all things was at hand, and men sought
vainly to compress all possibly earthly
pleasures into a few hours yet allotted
them. The eighteenth century went
out in the blood and horrors of the
wars succeeding the French revolution,,
and the poets of that day cast horo
scopes for the future full of gloom and
The 310,000 Citizen Are Rich tn Vtt
Capita Wealth A Good Financier
Could Make the Country the Proudest
Nation Sooth of Us.
Lamps to Match the Wall Drapery.
It is customary now for house fur
nishers to order a lamp shade made
of the same material as the wall
drapery, curtains, upholstery or other
appointments of the room in which the
lamp is to be used, but the material
Is drawn down in rigid flutes to fit
the shade and finished at the bottom
with only a narrow gimp.
An Independent llurlicr.
Here is an entertaining story about
a Frenchman who was too proud to do
things which were against his princi
ples. The story is vouched for as tn
actual fact by the man to whom the
incident happened. While traveling in
Europe he stopped over night at Caen,
and noting that his hair was unduly
long, he went to have it cut by the
local barber. He told the barber to
take off very little, but before the scis-
soi'3 had been at work many second:;
he noticed a favorite lock fall on the
calico jacket in which he had been ar
rayed. Whereupon he reproved the
barber for not following his instruc
tions, upon which the man observed, in
mingled tones of reproach and dis
may: "Monsieur must permit me to do my
work in the way which teems best to
The Summer Widowers' club of Atchi
son has been chartered.
A clever Atchison girl can chew gum
In one side of her mouth, and eat ice
cream in the other.
An Atchison bachelor claims that
whenever he Is left alone with a crowd
of girls, they tie his hands.
Another reformer was in town to
day, selling a book recommemllnK that
every man who eats onions be arrested.
An Atchison gill admits that there
are as good fish in the sea as ever were1
eaught, but says the trouble comes in
landing them.
An Atchison woman says that she
will not go away this summer; that it
her husband can afford to remain dur
ing the hot weather, and earn their
food, she can afford to stay with him,
and cook It. If the husband is not im
mensely fond of that woman, he make.
B mistake.
The ordinance requiring men to shlni.
their shoes at least once a day, is meet
trig with some opposition, but it is rirriu.
Too many men are careless In their per
sonal appearance who have plenty of
time to go fishing, and plenty of time
In which to discuss the silver question.
It is a foolish fashion to say of a man
that ho "Sundayed" In Leavenworth,
or will "Sunday" at home. In imitation,
a Happy Hollow personal sent to this
ofliee this morning announced that
"Mrs. Marie Kmythe-Jones washdayeo
at the home of her parents In KuahvilU
this week. Atchison Globe.
latlon of the repub
lic of Nicaragua is
put by the best au
thorities at 310,000,
or about one-sixth
as large as that of
this city, according
to the census Just
taken. Of the in
habitants of the
country one-tentn
belong to uncivilized aboriginal tribes,
while the main body are classified as
"Indians," Zambos or mulattoes, ne
groes, mixed races, and Europeans, the
latter being but few in number. The
area of the republtc is oi-.ly about 49
500 English square miles. There are
few towns, and all of them, with two
exceptions, are small and rude. The
population of Managua, the capital',, is
18,000, and that of Leon, formerly the
capital, 25,000. The town of Corinto is
the principal port on the Pacific, and
the ladlno element (a mixture of whit
and Indians) predominates there. The
most important industry of the inhab
itants of Nicaragua is the raising of
cattle, the hides of which are exported;
and among the other exports are cof
fee,, bananas, sugar, indigo, cocoanuts,
cacao, Brnzil wood, and cedar. TJie
head of cattle number over 400,000. The
greater part of the imports are from
England, and the greater part of the
exports are to the United States. There
ire over 100 mines worked by American
companies, in nearly all of which gold
Is found mixed with copper. A good
leal of American capital has been sunk
In them. Nicaragua is especially rich
In valuable woods, the mahogany, rose
wood,, granadillo, and ronron, also med
icinal trees, besides other commercial
trees, including the castilloa elastica.
from which India rubber is made; the
gutta pereha tree, and several trees
which produce gums. Wild animals,
monkeys, alligators, lizards, and snakes
abound, beside tropical birds to the
number of 150 species. Mosquitoes
swarm in all damp places, and there
are fierce wasps. The foraging ants
move in large armies. The seas, rivers
and lagoons are alive with every va
riety of tropical fish. There are num
3rous volcanic peaks, a few of which
are still active, but most of them have
iong been extinct. The last great erup
tion was that of 1835, when Coseguina
scattered its hot ashes over a circle
1,500 miles in diameter. Near some of
;he extinct craters are vast beds of lava
ind scoriae and numerous vents called
inierninos; wnicn emu smoKe anu sul
phurous vapors. On the Pacific coast
:he soil is very rich, and the climate is
assentially that of the central zone;
but the amount of cultivated land is
small in proportion to the arable area
3f the country. Maize, the principal
Tood of the natives, is very prolific, and
Tine fruits and vegetables grow in abun-
lance:. The form of government is con
stitutional and republican. There is a
congress of two branches, the senate
and the house of representatives, the
members of both of which number only
Lhirty-nine, who are elected under the
Nicaraguan system of universal suf
frage.. The president now in power.
3en.. Santos Zelaya, was elected, in the
Nlcaraguan way, last year, and holds
Dffi.ce for four years. He has a council
Df four ministers who have charge of
shaf number of departments of the gov-
jrnment. The active army of Nicar
ragua consists of 2,000 men, with a re
serve of 10,000, besides a nominal mili
tia force of 5,000. The active troops are
poorly equipped and appareled, and
the reserves are unfit for any service in
the field as against a European force.
The dispatches about the anger of the
Nicaraguans and their readiness to
fight the English must be interpreted
with an understanding of the mixed
slements of the population. There ace
about 100 miles of railway open to the
country, which were built at a heavy
cost. One line extends from Corintov a
ilistance of 5S miles, and another from
the capital to Granada, 33 miles.. A
number of concessions for new Hues of
greater length have been granted to
contractors, who are- blamed for delay
ing their construction. There ace over
1,700 miles of telegraph lines. There
are a tair numuer oi schools lor the
population. The finances of she gov
ernment are always in bad condition, on
account of the disturbances that often
prevail, and in many years the expen
ditures for the army have been beyond
the total receipts. Two-thirds of the
total annual revenue are derived from
government, monopolies on spirits, to
bacco, and gr.npowder, and the remaln-
The Comedian Had to Melt Off the
Sticky Staff.
It vras the custom of Stuart Robson's
mother to keep a scrapbook of house
hold relpes, clipped from newspapers.
She cams across one that told her how
to make oastile Heap, and, like most
good housekeepers, started in Imme
diately to spend ovar the manufacture
cf the article twice a much as it would
harre cost rtady-mad. The recipe for
this soap cad for tallow, grease, and
fat combined' with coloring matter and
lye, and the Jdvantage claimad for It
was that it economized the scraps of
the kttchen. ft fell to y tnng Robson's
lot to be the first one to try the? soap,
while flaking a L-ath. Earty one morn
ing he entered the bathifcom arnled
with a towel, a scabbing bmish, aad a
huge c&ke of his mother's twine-made
soap. A short rime afterward wild
yells wei heard to -Tissue fromUhe R
son residence, and hey came 'from the
bathroom.. The household was startled.
The neighbors were 'aroused and con
gregated btfore the ioor. After some
effort Mrs. itobson su cceeded in forcing
an entrance 'and fount her hopeful son
in a state of-semi-conulslons, fiercely
dancing a faadango in an ineff-wttal
attempt to rMlnis body jf a bright tan
colored layer if fat an. 5 tallow giea.se.
Tt seems that as soon as vyoung Robson
had stepped from the "term bath the
soap hardened upon him like sold
gravy upon a ' platter, nlinging with
tenacious tenderness and utterly refus
ing to be wiped off. At that moment he
very much resembled a dancing farm
armed with tower, instead of the flute.
Tt took the combined efforts of Rob-son's-
parents to remove the greasy fo.T
eign substance, ant it is also said thirt 1
the now eminent comedian had to 'be
held over a hot store to melt the ac
quired, fat off him.
The IClevator
In oiM of Denver's office building'
there is M elevator boy. lie is always
on the go, but
He la far tot' slick for this wlckPtl world,
He Was meSMt for a fairer dim;
lie tin-ears at the manager, swears at his
Anil Is kicking- all the time,
lie groans auil sweats 'ovuth his toad of
ItpwailN Ills stone? way;:
lint once a month he Mulcts' flown
And complacently -Irawtf U4 pay. '
i:jti't Get Scired
If you should hear thlf In smie plflcV Rj
which yon are going i.tdlarln ir prevalent.
To the air poison which producis-chllls ami
fever, bilious remittent and cftiiiili ugue
ther Is a nfe and thorough niJtldotc aaii
preventive, vlr.., HostettiWs BtoHacb IUt
ters. The great nntl-malalal sppcJnc Is alsiy
a remedy lor biliousness, HDnstlpation; dys--pepsin,
rheumatic and kldley trotble, ner
Vutisueete ami debility.
The sorest Way to become poor In earnest
to to try U kcv all you get.
Xolmtly caiv Imagine that tlfc leopiTH Is a!
wry shrewd' airfcual. for he I j-alwayi- spot--t'eiS
when .W In np to miBchlef.
Tlredj.Weak aad: weary. If this I your Con
dition, stop ami think. You are a sufferer
from dyspepsia, ami great misery twaits you
If you lib not oheck it now. Il-jod's Sar-Bftparllla'-
is tRo best medicine you can
tike. 1 ' has peculiar power to ne and I
strengthen the rtiomaca. Reracmbw'
H o o d ' s Sarsa p a rill a
Is'th'e only true Wood purifier pron.mently
In the public eye today. $1 ; six for 85i
Ula Delta rt harmoniously with
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k The BEST
Only Malays and Amarican Indians' Caei
This Wonderfal Weapon.
The Blow gun is one of the most re
markable savage deviia in which com
pressed air is used t.s a motive force. -f
The blb-w gun is a simple tube of cane, j
smoothly cleared of the joint parti-i
tions,. through which ifeht darts, feath-
cred with a tuft of d iwn or pieces of J
pun, ara propelled by Hie breath. The
blow gnu is used for killing birds and j
small animals. Preqivmitly the arrows i
are poisoned, renderin the light dart:
effective on larger gi.ote-. The chief !
merit of the blow gun is its accuracy
and the- silence with which it may be
einnlovprf The nonptcrirvit nf tho hlnm i BSOBBJISpttlrSJ full Kcune. Ii'.ym huvo taken laer-
uupioyeu. ine penetr.inou or tne blow !oryi llle ,,tanh, lAoojttn imve ache and
gun (lacti. is greater nan would be ' winsiSMisoos ratones in mouth. hore'i nrout,
mn4Mrf a f ji.. , ... I pimple Copper :loreiiSpts, Ulcers on
iiiu.6iucu. ivi iuu uisibuuk UJL uny reel ny purtot tt'.o boo;, juuro.- HyWirowH ta lliifr
jut, it is tins neconaary uj.uuu ruiMlx
tre frnarnntee to cove. We enurJc the mmt o!stl
mile cases and challenge the world for a
ffiaso wojcannotctire Tflnftidbease hns a';Waya
bullied the skill nf.the ratist eminent p:iysl
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I have; driven a blunt dart one-quar
ter of an inch into a pi tc plank. It' is;
stated that the range of the blow gun
among some tribes is nrwn eighty to
100 yacfl's. The blow gira is a tropical
device and may be looked for in
regions; where bamboo or cane grows.
Nevertheless, these tubes are often
made of hard wood, single or of two
pieces hollowed out and joined to
gether.. Frequently one tnbe is thrust
inside: off another to secure rigidity..
The examination of many of these blow
guns inspires a great respect for the in
genuity and mechanical, skill of the
worktESi. The North American speci
mens are from the Chetimachas uf
Louislitaa, who frequency combine t'ie
tubes, in series, forming a compound
blow gun, and the Cherokee3 of tlfte
Caroiilias. From Central America, the
Indiana, of Honduras ;ind Costa Rica;
from South America, ieveral Amazon
tribu from Ecuador east and from
British; Guiana employ the blow gua. .
On their coramon-twnae nt-w steel horse whim. . Will
hoist 115 tons of rnclc&JUfeeteticti.sliift. Injiiitt is aafo
aiul riiJiible ;w an anslne it uoibe inckel tirrwhers
1. .':ii:h i-ici );. IVO coir W.'Gls or
i.'.' i'-. i i.-":A. Uu per jtmL Is
wouKhtinHi-iiQil steel itnd fdl bend
ieforo bvBrikinc. Over (Ojin use
byine-rtjQuwitf 6 yesi-H v.ic tmt ona
lilt l dii'-'ao. We maldi hone-
liw.i--j,i..-u!w, $23, 60, 'ifsilOO JUS
der chiefly from Import duties and a , T i i T , f k
, ... , , In length, was recently tan'ied by
tax on slaughtered cattle. It would, B Aberdeen trawler.
It is-estimated that the people of Png
land spend $750,000 a .l&y In movliig.
The- number of draught dogs Irt Bel
gium is probably not less than r-fc.900.
About 500 acres have been planted to
grapes In the vicinity, of Mattewan.
It is estimated thai;1. the UnlteO States
has fully 2,000 separate railway compa
nies;. A whale, when slrack by a iarpoon,.
can not swim fastcr-than nine miles an,
The sting of the black sc irpion ta
much more to bu dtieaded th uo that of1
the gray.
Corals are not-found wlthiii"the ravsge
of rivers flowing lnU the oce tn. as fresh
water is fatalj.
Some of the condws shot 'to the A odea
mountains hitve a spread c wing from
fifteen to twenty teet.
Hats may be ot rid r by stuffing
their runways with dry hiy which has
been well seast.'ijed with cayenre pep
per. It is flimly believed In many arts rt
Europe vhat salt fish cavj-be thoroughly
freshened by soaking misour rjilk.
It Is announced that iwo ex:mples! of
the polar hare have jiwt beer added to
the ctHlectiqrt of the Zoological soiHety,
Lr jidon, eon boast r f moro.- parks aiu
corjmons than any other olty tn tho
world, wad the number 1 being eoa
Stantly augmented.
An enormous shark, weighing, it Is
snld, about a ton, ;tnd measuring 1E feet
11 '.1
and od up. Send foriia. Illustrated elmil-ji-v THE
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NK PirrTi.FJWt A Writs.
A mavamitnt ot tit s.hr.iml't. asuth rlnv ai ni:ipuarv r . .
ktwlth. rtHM pilto-sMMiLw what Um amm laden to
make it n-sular. Thejr euro Hesdncl ua brighten the
will mail impie free, or a. Cull box tot Jtc. Snld every
where. BOSANKO MKD. Co.. Ptdadjhihia. Pa.
Eyes, and
ear the Cotnpitmioii bettor ijiaa coumetics.
lo c.yaejtoce you. '
I'lior wittier (tripe !ir. nvkim.
SEE! SEE If $1,50.
To) Isles' Ho' id Bui (..1 . Jloott
I msec from ljur ccic triitoti
d, lent pr dmiI anvwli.c In tQQ
ncripl o jti..,r0. i annul b
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k. V jauiilm at
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avv.. V. -X ear
irlail II. k lus tliar MM.
will rlund tlit
Uunullb 1
nlnuca roli.ni azitl -
or len auotlicr pic. w
1 lit yuta. Opera, Squara or
Common iraliMitoe, wllh or -without
nilaullaiallialln slrtiin U. h.
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..?VV'e'-' 11ARVAH J SHOE CO .
OR Bcdfurd St.,
CImii- . u:A tifv:: j the 'air.
Proniok'' a Injuria jA erowth.
Never. TWM to IjWJtoro 'iray
uaubV) its ronaiui ucjop.
Curc -,'a) itiieawe hair lajhug.
li Swry town to neliour Safety tjidiclnoi oscl tor
yw la pliyslcl-insi' iinlTite praoioe. Ad.tr?s8 iu
im fxperleeoo, Ui 134, A. l!laJi SiiiJL a. 4:.
Ilupekn. KaiiHitS..
perhaps, have been well for Nicaragua
if the American filibuster, Billy Witffe.
er of California, who entered the coun
try at the head of a small force sbout
Irjrty years ago, had been able t j main
tain his power and establish a solid
Minnesota has a variety of wolves
which so closely resemble the Siberian
wolf that mwy pwple believe they
came from tltat country.
Cast-steel billiard balls are In use in
Sweden. They are made hollow, so that
their weight la, atiQ'ut the same as tb.s.1
cf ivory fcaltai '
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