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BATHS FOR HORSES.
LATEST DEVELOPMENT OF
PARISIAN LUXURY.
The Hone Enjoys the I'rocesi The
limiting Establishment Is Similar to
Those Used by Men, but Larger
Dogs Bathe, Too.
TWO MOTHERS.
i ' rr TI'RKISH b.ithine
establishment for
horses and dogs,
has been started in
a quiet street In
Paris, near to the
Hois de Boulogne.
Henceforth, those
who possess horses
and pet dogs will be
enabled to let them
experience an me
delights of these Oriental ablutions.
When the wealthy man returns to his
home he may take pity on the tired
steeds that have dragged his carriage
through the hot, dusty streets and tell
his groom to take'them over for a bath.
The place has not been open long, but
judging from the amount of support it
is said to have enjoyed up to now, the
experiment should be successful.
Whether it will be found to keep up its
business in winter is a problem for the
enterprising proprietor to solve by ex
perience.
The idea is unique and at the same
time humane. There can be little
doubt that animals that are not living
in a state of natural freedom will de
rive great benefit from these baths, es
pecially in summer weather.
The arrangements made in this estab
lishment for the treatment of four
footed clients arc elaborate and inter
esting. The bath-house is designed :n
much the same style as those used by
human beings, but the rooms are on a
much larger scale.
There are three large rooms con
nected with each other by wide doors,
which lit closely and are practically air
tight. When a horse is to be operated
on, it is taken first into the back room.
This is divided into large compartments
or stalls. The horse is tied up to a ring
in a stall and the door shut. A steam
coil is concealed in the wall of the room
and the steam can Le turned on from the
outside.
After the animal has been tied with
a good length of the halter he is shut in
and the room if filled with steam until
the temperature rises to about 100 de
grees Fahrenheit. The time the horse
is left in this chamber varies consider
ably, according to the condition he may
be in. Usually half an hour is sulfi
cler.t to produce profuse perspiration.
Y1 When this has been effected the door
is opened and the bather is untied and
led in to the middle room. This is also
a large, airy room, with little windows
in the wall which separates it from the
k first room. This end of the room is also
divided into stalls, and has a window to
""y each stall. There is no steam here, but
hot air keeps the temperature at about
165 Fahrenheit.
This heat Increases the flow of per
spiration begun by the steam, and in
about fifteen minutes it is streaming
from the animal. After this the little
window in his stall is opened and his
head drawn through to be tied fast to a
ring in room No. 1. After this a cold
shower hath is turned on from the ceil
ing, and two attendants, standing one
on each side, rub and scrape off the
perspiration and water with smooth,
flexible scrapers of hard wood.
The shower is continued for fifteen
minutes. When it is turned off the
horse is given a gentle shampoo with
soft brushes. lie is then rubbed vigor
ously for a few minutes with warm, dry
cloths, and a drink of brandy and water
is administered.
The temperature is gradually lowered
to about 80 degrees and then the horse
is led into the front room.
This is kept at a moderate tempera
ture, and is fitted with a table on which
the patient is laid while the final
touches are put on his toilet. The table
is of mechanical construction and is a
very ingenious affair. The top, which
is padded and covered with oiled can
vas, turns over so as to be perpendicu
lar, one side touching the marble floor.
Strips of strong webbing are drawn
through it, and when the horse is led
up beside the table top, these straps are
passed around his body, back through
the table top and buckled tightly on the
other side. His feet are also buckled In
straps, and when he is securely fastened
the attendants turn a revolving shaft
which tips up t he table top until it
rests horizontally on the four massive
legs, which are connected by a strong
framework.
When it is tipped up the horse is ly
ing at full longthe on his side, ready for
the final operation. This consists of
fifteen minutes' rubbing by two attend
ants. These men wear gloves which
have the inner surfaces covered wilii
stiff hair. They rub until the horse is
perfectly dry; they then apply various
balsams and bay rum. When one side
Is finished the tablcjs tipped over and
the horse unstiapped and turned on the
other side. Then the mane and tail are
combed, brushed and braided. The pro
cess is now ended, and after having rn
other drink of brandy the animal is lot
out.
Bereavement Brings Truth Home to a
Tormented Woman Through Her Child.
When the well-to-do boarder's lit
tle boy died she called in the woman
who swept and scrubbed halls, attend
ed to the furnace and did scullery work
in general about the place and showed
her the little fellow as he lay in his
flower-docked coffin, so sweet and pret
ty in his last peaceful sleep.
The scrubwoman had a boy of her
own just a few days younger than the
dead child, and when the well-to-do
boarder's message came she hastily
grabbed up her baby and took him in
with her.
The two women stood over the tiny
casket for a time in silence. At last
the mother's self control gave way and
she bowed her head over the body and
bathed the little cold face with the
tears that blinded her aching eyes and
scalded her thin, care-worn cheeks.
The scrubwoman sat her baby on the
floor and folded her arms stoically.
"Don't, ma'am," she said without a
quaver in her coarse, strong voice.
"You ought to give thanks with all
your soul. I wish to God it was my boy
lying there instead of yours."
The boarder laid her hand over the
woman's mouth and interrupted the
impassioned speech.
"Don't say that," she cried. "You
don't realize the meaning of your
words. It might come true. Your boy
might die."
The scrubwoman smiled.
"There's no such good luck as that,"
she said bitterly. "It's always such as
yours that goes and such as mine that
stays. He's never been well, and he
never will be well. He's a torment to
himself and to me, and to everybody
about the place. It's a continual
scratching to keep body and soul to
gether, and if I should die what would
become of him then? It ain't that I'm
unnaturally hard-hearted, but pinch
ing and scraping along makes brute3
of anybody. Anyway, he'd be better
off."
"You'll be sorry some day," the other
replied, turning again to her little one.
The boarder moved away, and it was
three years before the women met
again. A few days ago the well-to-do
woman was going through a locality
the ins and out of which had not been
familiar to her for many months, and
among the scrubwomen on the steps
of a large building she saw her former
charwoman of the boarding house.
"How is Freddy," she asked, the first
greeting over.
The woman's lips trembled.
"Freddy's dead," she said, puttting
down her brush and drying her eyes
on the corner of her apron.
The boarder grasped her hand in
ready sympathy. "I'm so sorry," she
said simply.
"It just happened last week," the
scrubwoman went on between sobs.
"I've remembered a thousand times
what you said about being sorry. It
was all true. There's not an hour that
I don't want him with me again. If
I only hadn't said it! My poor little
boy!" Chicago Tribune.
The Horseieiui ehirle ('mtrt.
Electricians are studying w ith a great
deal of intercut and doubt their chances
in the hojBClOM vehicle contest that the
Chicago Times-Herald has organized, to
take place next November betweeu Chi
cago and Milwaukee, a distance of
about eighty-five miles, with two relay
stations, one at Kenosha. Wisconsin,
aud one at Waukegau. Illinois, where
renewal of power is permitted. Already,
says the Evening Post. over seventy-five
entries have been made fur this race,
but it is said that the electrical compet
itors arc comparatively few. The main
reaaon for the lack of prominence, of
electricity is that the batteries hitherto
in use and on the market have been al
together too heavy ami have had too
limited a storage capacity. Hence, with
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest LJ. S. Gov't Report
Baking
Powder
ABSOLUTELY PURE
The Moon's Power over the Weather.
Fallactaf about the noon un tWl&eroUa,
inch us that I be full moon clcsn away the
clomls; that you nboultl only BOW bean or
cut down Mu in the wane of the mooni
that ll Is a hail slixn If she rhanfW iu u
I Saturday nr Sunday; that two full moons In
the Increase in strength of the frame to!" jnonth will canae a flood; thai to tee the
out ill. n.ii in nit' alius Ol lilt' lirtx I'll il- on
f which a catalogue
alone would take up a u'ooil ileal of spare.
M ''lamination says tit it tlie moon's Ititlu
bear the burden has conn
drain on the insufficient power, and no
IhhIj' seems able to reconcile these qual
ities, Yet another reason for the ab
sence if electrical carriages is the rare
ness of charging stations, although the
condition in this respect is steadily Im
proving all the time. It is believed by
electricians that not many years will
pass before trolley systems penetrating
into the rural districts will allow their
Circuits to lie tapped for lines to run over
mads in such a way that any cart can
hitch on by its trolley pole and get all
the current it needs. Scientific American.
i further i r.,i .....i ..Vt. .
The Value of Trees.
How many farmers and others, too,
whose places are destitute of fruit and
shade trees. Again, how many rented
places are devoid of trees of all kinds.
Has the land-owner ever stopped to
consider that a small orchard, a few
yard trees around every tenement
house will greatly enhance the value,
attract and hold a better class of ten
ants, make life more enjoyable and
that too at practically no cost? We toll
you there is a great deal of selfishness
when we look abroad and see how
stingy and selfish many are with their
tenants, and oftentimes perchance some
good farmer rents his farm and moves
away and is so selfish as to reserve all,
yes, all the fruit produced, denying even
this to his tenant. Land-owners owe
their tenants and the public generally, a
duty by planting at least a moderate
quantity of trees. This is a wise pub
lic policy. Ornamental Tree Growing.
otire nit the weather is netfllKilile. Tile heat
reaehlni; us from the moon won 10 only af
fect our temperature by twelve mtlllonthi of
a decree; end the atmospheric Udee caused
by the moon would only afreet the baromet
ric pressure a few hundredth! of an Inch a
quantity far less than the changes which are
always taking place from Other eaiises.
Chicago! Killroatls.
The Chicago Tribune has pubUaned a table
showing thai twenty fight railroad compa
nies have terminal stations In that eltv; that
thes operate 40,000 miles Of railway Hues;
thai the number of dally through expreta
and mall trains is '.".14: aeeouinii station, sub
urban ami passenger trains. ('.To; merchan
dise and freight trains, 'jss; grain, stock and
lumber trains. 1'ki making a total of 1,861
trains of all classes iu and out of Chicago
dally.
I.Ike a Venomous Serpent
Hidden In the grass, malaria bUl waits our
approach, to spring at aud fasten Its fangs
upon us. There Is. however, a certain anil
dote to its Tenom Which renders it powerless
for evil. Hoitetter'l Stomach Hitters is this
acknowledged and world famed ipeclflc, and
It U. besides this, a thorough curative fot
rheumatism, dyspepsia, liver complaint, con
itlpatlon, la grippe, ami nervousness, in
convalescence ami age It Is very serviceable.
We have several excellent newspapers for
Rale at reasonable, .prices. Western News
paper Union, Denver Colorado.
The wool-grower and the
value of good clipping.
alitor know the
"Hanson's Magic Corn Salve."
Watranttsl t cui-e or money refunded, a jour
drutcglt for It. Price 15 em!!
Bnvy is an acknowledgment of the good
fortune of others.
my
Soil
I use Piso'! Cure for Consumption both In
y family and practice. Dr. !. W. Patter-
niKster. .Mich.. .Nov. 0, iv.4.
it is queer,
in a tlead lot
hut a livelv b
k.
lit often results
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Sucli ills as
SORENESS,
STIFFNESS,
and tho like,
ooooooocoooooooooo
toooooooooccc
ST.JAGOBS OIL
WIPES OUT
Promptly and Effectually.
UlUCp 1 1 Roils for locating gold orsllver ore, lost
IrHntnMU .,i iii.iiien treasures, For particulars
adore M. 1. l i.wi.Kii, Uox BouthlngtOO, Conn.
ART I FIC I A-I.
Free Catalogue, u. it. t uller,
HuxU6, Rochester,!!. Y,
LIMBS
HOW SNAKE EATS FROC.
TV ANTED Any lady wishing to make some
" money qulelny and bawling steady employ,
nieni should work for me selling medicated wafer;,.
Addren A. M. Dam, 11. tt 212 Columbus avc,
DoatOOt
Motors for Observatories.
at
The great Yerkrs forty Inch telescope
Lake Geneva, will be provided with it Bys
tern of electric motors by which Its several
motions may lie operated and regulated. The
driving clock will be wound automatically,
also, by an electric motor, while, in keeping
with these electrical devices, the elevating
floor of the observing room about seventy
feet in diameter will be made movable by
means of hydraulic rains. The astronomical
observatory f the future will resemble a
great machine and dynamo shop.
The mire on" uh 's I' irk-'rN tilngor Tonic
tho more its good qualities are revealed lu dispell
ing colds, ludlgcstion, pnin and ever kml of
weakness.
If he were fed regularly the shark W0uM
not be half as ravenous as he Is.
Wiilk'ne; w nut olten li 1 II pleasure
wero It nit for thecoma. Those pe la are eaillr
removed with Hiiidorrorns l."n ut druggists.
The plant of happiness cannot thrive with
out the aid of cheerfulness.
It the llaby Is rutting Teoth.
He sure and use that old and well-tried remedy, Mas.
VmWl Soothing SYHVr for Children Teething.
days
The summer daisy makes' summer
pleasant at the summer resorts.
FITS -vllFitRStonpeiifreeby Pr.K line's r.rent
Nerve ltestorer. No Kitsafter the llrst da) '! use.
Marvelous cures. Treatise and $- trial bottle free t
If it cases, bend tour. Kllne,S91 ArcuBt.,Phila.Pa.
As Soon as Serpent Has Captured Hind
Legs. Good-by Frog.
How a snake cats frogs is worth the
telling;. The writer distinctly remem
bers witnessing a dramatic meal of
this kind, in which, of course, the
snake came out the winner, getting his
dinner in excellent style and complete
ly vanishing the frog. Though a snake
may seem at first sight an organism
that is extraordinarily slow of com
prehension, any well regulated ophid
ian knows, nevertheless, exactly how
to satisfy the wants of nature in
the most approved manner. A snake
invariably grabs a frog by the hind
legs. This preliminary struggle is one
of the most impressive features of the
combat. With a well-defined natural
instinct the chief effort of the frog is
to keep his other hind leg far away
from the snake's mouth, in the hope
that he may speedily exhaust his ene
my's strength, and also because he feels
that if his other hind leg is made cap
tive he will have less power to fight.
Once both hind legs are within the
serpent's fangs the act of swallowing
begins. Inch by inch the struggling
frog is drawn further and further into
the yawning orifice that expands at
each gulp. The channel through which
the frog has to pass is gradually en
larged by slow efforts on the snake's
part, accompanied by fiercer and fiercer
convulsions of the wretched wiggler.
The gullet of the snake in Its natural
proportions is quite large enough to
contain the limbs of the frog, hut as In
frequent gulps the body is drawn fur
ther and further into the gullet the
difficulty of swallowing Increases.
Gradually the ophidian's throat is dis
tended, gradually the frog Is compn-ss-ed
and drawn out. Finally the la ter
is double his normal length and half
his circumference. As the process of
expansion on the one hand and con
traction on the other goes on, the frog
Is worked down little by little, until ha
starts in on his afternoon nap.
IS RIIRfft WHFRF All fISF FAItS.
LJ n-4 u- n'... ..... riiu..l TTsA
uc&b uniKU oyruu. iimren w
in time. Sum ty druggists.
Ea In time. Sold by druggists. HI
$60
Monthly for a pooi Colleotor and
Balesnutn m every town ami county
In Unitt'tl Btfttes. Man or woman.
iVrniant'nt position f.r suuahle
Person. Writo fur th? pusitton at onci
W. A. BRUCE & CO.. 258 B'way. New York.
Denver Directory.
"Successfully Prosecutes Claims.
Late Principal Kxamlnar U.S. Pension Bureau.
;ti i:i war, lMuljudkuthitlaiiiiH, attyaluce.
E. E. BURLINGAME'S
ASSAY OFFICE
And Chemical Laboratory.
lEttabuiiKt m.
JEWELERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS,
lend your sweeps aud waste containing gold
snd silver for treatment. Prompt return!
and highest cush price paid for gold aad sil
ver bullion. Address 'M and 173S Law
rence Street. Denver. Colorado.
HARNESS
Tbi' bos! :it) dun-
bit' Concord Har
ness in Colorado
tor sis. With
breeching. $20.
120 double team
names! w 1 1 h
breeching $iii. f
steel horn stock
siiililli' for tiff. sir
sin'lo buggy harness fur $8.60. Do not be
deceived by worthies! Imitation! but order
direct from us ami get the lowest wholesale
prices. Catalogue free. All goods stamped.
PHBD MtlELLEB, 1418 Larimer street,
Denver, Colorado,
(binds sent for examination.
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TREATED JMIEE.
rnflltlvely Cured wllh Vegetable RemedleH
Have curtxl thousands of case.. Cure cnsvut pro
ti'umceil hopelu-H by Imst physicians, brum llrst dose
rniptomi aUappear lutcn days at leant twii-tlilnU
all lytttDtooii removed. Send for free book titUm
iilat of mlrftcnlmiH cures. Ten day's treatment free
hy mall. If you order trial send 10c In htan.ps to pay
postage. Dft. It. H. GUM A Hons. Athmtrt, (J a. If
Muordor trial return this advertisement to us.
DR. GUM'S
IMl'KOVKD
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Mni-liinery, etc. l'ino threading mi cutting,
treight eluviitor. Hoc! & Ghirsldf, 1413-17 Hta u.
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' Ucnvur'H Olil Kuiiui.lu Hotel.1'
61
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irrouularitit-., from whatevar oause; price II.
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sU, Denver, Oolo, Lady AttimduQt.
VERY GIRL WANTS A FELLOW
o look nlcn and clean We use nothing but puro
toapand water: gives a finer finish, more pita
ile, holds to shape better and Stays Clean
Ytuch Longer When we wash them. What I tho
ellow? Ohl No! His shirts. cutis and collars.
Voting Fellows, club together; send us IB 00
vorth of laundry at one time and we pay express
barges both ways, if within 1,000 miles, and
barge you only Denver prices. Agents wanted
n all outside towns. Writo for price lists and
particulars. Queen City Laundry, 1248-50 Curtis St.
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health. Theso m11h supply what the system lacks to
mnke it regular. They cum Headache, brighten tho
They neither grip nor sicken. To conrincei
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where DR. HOSANKO Allvl). CO.. Philadelphia.!
Vim wis
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bus been organized in the Denver Sal-v.-.tion
Army.
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