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Highest of all in Leavening Power.- Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
ADOL PUwder AEWflE was UNCLE 8AM'S AtAILBAGS. Wheo Worm Oat, They Just oDogI to Be ratlly of Service. To see the government economically administered, go where they mend mail bags. When a mailbag is worn out, it Is considered as just fit for service. A new mailbag is stiff, unyielding. When it has knocked about the world, had the starch taken out of it and its weak places discovered, it grows pliable, gives when it can't force its way and is now prepared to do business sccessfully. Like a human being, the mailbag has had its experience. The most active mailbags now in the service have sOaros ly a hand's breadth of theoruiglal fabric. The ordinary jute mailbag is mended by women. This is one of the now few branches of the public service outside of the civil service rules. The women who mend mailbags are appointed by con gressmen or public officers in the old way. A more democratic gathering can not be found in Washington. It is dirty if not difficult work. In the numbers of women clad in their worst clothes, their heads hidden in paper fools' caps with long curtains, their hands guarded by leather band" and at work on sewing so rude that it seems like a travesty on the gentle art of the needle, it is difficult to detect from tne another the delicately nurtured woman, the sturdy foreigner and the negro. They are :11 there work ing in perfect aunmty. Each woman .its on a .,w chair. She has exchangei her str,, t dress for her working clothes in ' ae commodious dressing room. She rec. ives every morn ing a mailbag holdint 10 bags. Five of these are coumparatively good; five are more or less had. It is a mild sort of lottery, which thI ce women experi ence twice or three time-s a day, and the element of chance is not the less excit ing though it lie it the depths of a dirty mailbag. Bad or goo:l ti.e women are paid °q cents a bag. For I he woman who can not earn at least i.07 1 a day there is no place in this r',,,m. They earl on anl average about l1.so a day, and some women exceed this iii' int. Each wto lmaii works with a ,iarling netedle aull twine thread. Her filrt acquirenment ie the sailor's stitch. With this she can patch, darn or etmi roiler. Wh,-u i,. has finished the hags. they are carried i,, a central table', wh, ret on a bulletin board her name is sciheduled. There hier work is examined by one of three men and checked off ac'cordlingly. Not all sew. ,tote string the hags at the neck and pult on the tags and lock-. One of these is. ablind i'gre-s. She ihas not seen sin'e ;t child. but she works rapidly and d, I}iy while she tells with pride how sie can eml,r,,ider and sewx at home. These wolnen trm suchil varied walk: in life work tugetie-r in perfect accord. When to tle foreuman tlh dusty air anti unsightly werk sei to e, ve depressed the workers. he pggu-glt to some on, generally a colre-l womau. to start up some music. Tier wave of sound gath ers until the whole room has joined in. It is usually a hiyIlli. fr hymns ,col. The govrnnt."nt i a kind tasknmaster. The roomu i- finely lighted and venuti lated. The wvashroom- are abundantly and finely- -;nipped with miarble mount ed stati nary ,-tand. At Itoon a tea and coffee bur-;sn is ,pened, and the workers have all the tea and ct-ffee they desire at the expense of their country. Washing ton working hours are easy. Vacation of a month are given, and certain sick leaves are provided for. The sweat shops of the ggvernment, where the new mailbags are made by contract, are in this city.-New York Sun. MECHANISM OF A WATCH. & Woaderful Little Machine That TelL Hlundrtd-, of Years to Perfect. ( pen your watch and look at the little wheels, sprire. and screws, each an in* dispensable part of the whole wonderful machine. Notice the busy little balance wneel as it fies to and fro unceasingly, day and night, year in and year out. This wonderful little machine is the re sullt of hundreds of years of study and experiment. The watch carried by the average man is composed of 99 pieces. and its manufacture embraces more than 2,000 distipct and separate operations. Some of the smallest screws are so nnuie that the unaided eye cannot dis tinguish them from steel filings or specks of dirt. Under a powerful magnifying glass a perfect screw is revealed. The alit in the head is 2-1,000 of an inch wide. It takes 809.000 of these screws to weigh a pound, and a pound is worth $1,585. The hairpring is a strip of the inest steel, about 9} inches long and 1-160 inch wide and 2-I0,(stO inch thick it is coiled up in spiral form and finely proce tno ring tchwrinr these springs wr long held at- a cwl,,rt by the few for 8* Wones posse-.n i-t and even 11, 'V is not general i.e T.. hir fIvr facture requ.r r." - . . t... . The strip - ;e" :-'" U nch. but n , ... size ofti st rttil wal t reetirip, ta e inishel aprtt ,: , A ,4 -.,, pa, of an t tot.1 r..' in t.bck. of . strp usIA -. ais, nf. t a.. " in tt, rt.l r of a wlt', . i.' . l -iX II'-I .' i , hour. The ains ot' thit -p.rigr, 1 , in proport , i to the material from which they are made. A comparison will give as good idea. A ton of steel made up into hairsprings when in watches is worth more than 124 times the value of the same weight in gold. Hairspring wire weighs 1-20 of a grain to the inch. One mile of wire weighs less than half a pound. The balance gives five vibrations ev ery second. 800 every minute, 18,000 ev .ry hour, 482.000 every day, and 187, 080.000 every year. At each vibration it rotates about l) times, which makes 197.100.000 every year. In order that we may better understand the stupen dous amount of labor performed by these tiny works, let us make a compriism. Take, for instance, a locomotive with 8 foot driving wheels. Let its wheels be run until they have given the same anunber of revolutions that a watch does m one year. and they will have covered a distance a qual to ?2 complete circuits of the earth. All this a watch does without other attention, than windhlg once every 24 hours.-Locomotive Engi neer. Found Uer Da, nighter is Tights. An indigo;nat mtl.s r who n~w her 1. year-old daughter clal in gorgeous tights practicing a im,in.rsanlt has noti fied the thie' of a I.t uliar state of things. She ayc not on:ly her daughter lut a numilor of ,thr ;iris of that age have been enlgag, d t1 frlut a theatrical coumbinati. ". ,Ti e latam-els. it ap pears. meet for rt helarsals in barns an"' are under the instruction of a couple of men. Tlhy intendl to make a tour of the small tInns of the state. All wear tights, it s,-.ul. aind this one girl's mam ma was shtoi'K, at her daughter's ap l.earance. The plice atire looking for the men who are training the tender maidens to feel at hIor in the skirtless ,ostunue.-R.laing (I'a., i.;atch. $40* w"& WEEK POR WLLINI WORKERS of either sex, any 4e, P any part of the country, at the employment which we furnlsh. You need not be away from home over night. You can gise yourwholetlinme tothe work,oronlyyourspare en meats. As capital is not required you run noria. we supply you with all that is needed. It will .cost you nothing to try the business. Any one can do the work. Beginners make money from the start. Failure is unknown with our workers. Every hour you labor you can easily make a dollar. No one who is willing to work tails to make more money every day than can be made in three days at any ordinary employment. Send for free book containing the fullest Information. H. HALLETT & CO, PORTLAND, MAINI. CaveMlsodT'rade-,l rks obotdnd,and all Pat eat busangus condocted tor MOOnatt l egS. .Ou Orecr Is OPsoTrrE U. S. PATIENT OrrIr and we an so.urer, pnti In s ,, uothanu Itho emote from Weshlortos. Send model, drawing r rhoto., with deocriP tifea. We Oadvise if peuntable of nat, frtee of charge. Our fea not due till ent Ia secured. A PaMt!?, '. How to Obtain Patents..' Oet of salm in the U. .L and foreign countree a.lt fre. Address. O. A. SNOW & 0. 0,,. Pauy Orract,. W nswaesTOU D. 0. csses T orm , h d mp , P e* le.b a And all Patent bateass cemucted fe MODERATE FEES. Information and advice gven to laveutoeSwtthoet i ba. Address PRESS CLAIMS CO., JOHN WEDDERBURN, P. .,. rx 463. WRsmt ".Y 7.C. Il. an C !hi la rvna; d by a rrmb.nat n of g: . ,ru .. ise l N stuaur.DSýSY kw Te rth All Is Grist to the Grinder. Flossie (little daughter of a newspaper woman)--Oh, mamma, Mabel and I have a lovely secret about our dolls I'd like to tell you, only Her Mother--Only what. Flossie? Flossie-Only I'm afraid you'd write it up.-New York Times. Iron visiting cards are among the lat est novelties in Germany. Forty placed one on the other are said to be only one tenth of an inch in thickness. The cards or plates are black, and the names, being printed on them in slvers show up very clearly. An authority on weather declares that tornadoes are most frequent between noon and 6 o'clock, and that the raintol horP of the day is 4 o'clock in the sate noon. This is the report of a meteeor ological expert, not a reathe prop . PREMIUMS RIFLES SHOT GUNS owadays amearly every man ad boy owns or wants to own a RiSe. Hunting is always popular and often a necessity. We have there fere decided to add a Rife and a Shot OGun to our numerous premium oers. We want to laterest everybody sad every class In our publication. As In other premiums, we have sought out the best articles to oter in this column. and have made very favorable arrangements with the sell nlg agents of the Marlin Arms Co., which will enable aus to offer the cele. boated I.ARUN REPEATING RIFLE, MEW MODEL. to our readers as a premium at whole sale prices. This RiSe has many ad vantages over other repeating rldes. "The point in which this arm diters iset from the old style of re peating ri. -that the top at the receiver is en. ttirly solid, the empty shells being ejected through a opening In the right hand side di rectly over the loading bole. In this system of side ejecting the empty shells are never thrown Into the face, never cross the line of sight or in any other way interfere In taking aim for the weat she" -'ea always ejected to the right sad awaj +S the shooter. Another great advantage is .at the doing away with the opening on the top and the closing of the side slot by the bolt makes it impossible for any rain, snow, falling leave or dirt to get into the action. " In case of a defective cartridge giving out around the head, as often happens from re. leading or from poor metal, no powder will be blown into the face or res. as the solid top forms a perfect shield." The Marlin Repeating Rie is made in sev eral calibres, and any make of cartridges of the same marked calibre of the rifl can he sued for it. This Rifle is made in the following sie e, M and 4 calibre. The Rifle we offer as shown nl this drawing is the standard else, with pistol grip stock and * Inch half octagon han. weight t7 pounds. sad holds ieartridges. We will give this Rifle FREE tO ru s on sedi a0 new paid-up yearly ebscriptionoa or Dor S new paid-up yearly ma nori ptios sad O in emsh adde: or we wull ss thise Uifle to a euseearthe for 0 is ene.. e.prea charges to he pad br the reslver. Rteeil lis lspri e this Oile (stLam SHOT GUNS. We orer ans lpartad Deoble Barreled Shot Oun. by a Cele brated Maker. FREE to Subscribers sand ON THE FOU.LLOWNO TERMS. This Deable uBarles Gun bee W l latest iprammenast. Polished steel hurelsl. cenu be. reboundisg leks. ease hardened mouunt. p. fall aeekered pstelo grip, solid plungers. pases fore-end and rubber bet Franised In Nor 2 bore. We will sive this elegant Ru es r s to any ma sanding as a sew peld-ag pearip aeortptioe. or for 0 nu paid-up yearly seboriptions d ,.te0 in eeh added. or we wUI ase It to a enlarlrber for esly "1t5 in e.-. Hent. wocurely peeked by eptese haares. paid bo raeiver wetkerea pumitn. or psrekase This Is a Lstekanee ta e t a m des se hi Oriel Every crowned head of Europe, with ,he exception of that of Turkey, is d- d cended from one of two sisters, the laughters of Duke Ludwig Rudolf of b Brunswick - Wolfenbuttel. who lived d ibout 150 years ago. a At Aix-la-Chappelle there is a news- b paper museum founded by Oscar von Prockenbeck, which contains files of pecimens of more than 17.000 different aewepapers. London has a new organization, whose lame indicates fully its purpose. It is lled the National Society For the I Dhecking of Abuses of Public Advertie ing. PREMIUMS ae PREI to these offo .tah rewho bl "m to it it Isot touse I madeh2Oar- the seioa nas , ,al on sawa It na aes lO y wroulht, as a b ta astn o ts b oft eompani b _ 'te a ttati of ti wtchea e athe wehurcths ducAn rn o r ' ama be ordered a desirret . o l.a bam windi ng e woad and matting n the a pp aratus .-re'ks aral and al tin ;' Jvs, provemeate No. 1. The ease is made of so gold in two plates. stengthened in the centre with fine compost. ion metal. The maufaeturers guarnteathle wtch to wear for fifteen years. We will give this watch, delivered charges prepaid. to any one who will snd us 40 pew pidup yearly subscriptions. or for i plO-up yearly subscriptions anti dein cash additional; o- we will sell it outright to a subscriber for only r16 In cash. delivered pruep~d in all cases. 3o.* 3 is a lnl cdse or n silver open face a9 hltlnorWal. desuredtstatl them watch, which), with either hunt- accurate. 7 solil silver. "-wled movement, stin wilding and set tng a.nd all Improvements. Tis watt h is good enough for anybody and is tatisfar.tiou Itself. Many thousand in use. We will deliver this watch. charges prepaid ree to anyone who will send .s 30 new paid-up yearly subserptions, or for l5t rId-up yealt an l anOtioii .l 361 cash ts or Wll eit to subscriber tt i1l.' cash, delivered in each instance. SPECIAL OFFER FOR LADIES. Ourfl tei of elittdardquo. We ºr Ly, imtreagt f lf io. 6. rml.p U~this sami r twe a 7555 Iati be sold to a subeor 3516mb. SilaD del prep.,. a1 hsssiaeas ill i 11 I ip6. . f sshs'rlttets usre eti ,"'a i t i _ . * .. . . s,, s#. edsisn s w e A Novel Ieveng.. Cook-Yes, 2my mintretS it a pritL a )una anl a horrible crtarntire. ;h. eats ume like the dirt beneath he. fett, at I revenge myself by opening the cawing rttan window when shie ia tuot home and by howling with all auy light. so that the neighbors may think Tr votoe is cracked.-.Fliegende Blatter. beand to Be Ladylike. Ethel-What did you do whon Goua roposed to you? Mabel-I was so surprised I puckered p my mouth to whistle, but then I rey .embered that would be unladylike. so hurried and pressed my lips against is to keep myself from whistling. ood News. PREMIUMS ILVER BREAKXAST oe TEA SERVICE. BEAUTIFUL SILVERWARE. Im Latat P tle Ia Quadrpleo SPte ne white ..t and will wears IIfetme, The a et ofa e manufacturer. knowiagwe can readilyda _ee ofa Is a equaatity of these .ads at the es we oer thenm. nare named a price lfo Sbelow the reular wholesale rate and ile pose to use these prices to Induce our ersto et us new ulearribres. aset is I .esgae lSuaifast or Tea alas. 1 pot the Tray to hold the set betn1 14 De wd h ansd very hnomely hand en s ved. as ae all the pieces. TThe full set, comprLang a Tea Pe, Sugar SCreama Pteerh. ipeon Uphd.r and WILL 8 OQIVEN FREE r.rmptPo* o" faor Sr ew pd-ap ye.17 tr bear s-eadttlng us 4(1 new upIrym BABY'S SET. Mbmae Ftnr ewb.sl UN s THROUGH CARS St. Pli Fatp r. lMMa PULLMAN MISt SLEEPING CARS Ip-a-n ELEGANT IMrA DINING CARS, ils TOURIST I~eIld SLEEPING CAMS TIMC SCHEDULE. Jo. 1, Pacific Mail............. .. : p.i . to. 2. Atlantic Expresse............. 12 S p. I . No. 4, Atlantic Mail............... 6al . n. For Rates, Maps, Time Tables or Special formation, apply to Agent Northerr PaoiSl a. . at Miles City or, CHAS. 8. FEE. (en i Pass. and Ticket Agen St. Paul. Mia. Ihe Next Number Especially Go. , TALES FROM ! TOWN ToPias IRAD SY ALL MEN AND WOMEN. DEUOCATE, DAINTY, WITMT. INTENSE sUvm. tasibh news aud bask dbait a IL 'Ii blbrillant Quarterly repradusm tbe est tOwN TOPIC . S West STo d tree.. N. Y (c p MILES CITY ron a lnd Pump Works. B UIIlman Proprietor me teem WSo PAUT ssi-.fmudim