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A Vagary of the Law.
A man in the city of Baltimore stoltf a cat. The owner of the oat procured his arrest on a warrant for theft. Then the man's lawyer arose and told the oourt that his olient had not stolen a cat, because it was legally impossible to steal a cat, beoause only property oan be stolen, and oats in the commonwealth of Maryland are not property, but feres naturae—that is to ■ay, fleras, whioh are wild beasts, such as tigers, lions and felis catus, living in the state of nature. The judge was struok dumb by this argument of the man's lawyer, and referred the ques tion to the attorney-general, a person of great learning, who in his youth was a mighty hunter of wild-oats, which he pursued over peaks and through chasms of the Blue Bilge and chased over back fences and through vacant lots in his native village. The formal deoision of this eminent au thority has established that, undor Maryland law, you cannot steal a cat. Which is another illustrative example of the variation and conflict of the local laws in this country.—Legal Adviser. Berlin is ono of the most cos mopolitan of European cities. Though it is the capital of Germany, only thirty-seven per oent. of its inhabi tants are Germans by birth. The Nicaragua Canal. The projeot of the Nicaragua Canal has been debated In the U. 8. Senate very vigor ously. One thing should be romembered a"bout that climate; it Is death to almost every foreigner who goes there, and laborors especially succumb. It Is said that the Pan ama Railroad cost a life for every tie. What an idoa of pains and aches Is In thlssentence. It Is mostly duo to carelessness. Every la borer provided with St. Jacobs Oil would be armed against these troubles. Men's mus oles there are crampod with rheumatic pain and they ache all over. That's just tho con dition where this sovereign remedy can do its be9t work. The fearful malady Is very tnuoh like the break-bone fever In certain parts of America. In a cubio metor of limestone Orblgn; fonnd 8,000,000,000 sea shells. Dr. Kilmer's SWAMP - HOOT curo3 all Kidney and Bladder troubles. Pamphlet and Consultation free. Laboratory Bingham ton. N. Y. One very oommon species of ocean infu soria i* shaped like a bell. ■XATE OP Onio, CLTT OP TOLBDO, » * LUCAS COUNTY. 112 "• FBANK J. CHENEY makes oath that, ho is th« senior partner of the tlrmof F. J. CHENEY A Co., doing business In the City of Toledo, County and Stato aforesaid, and that said ilrro will nay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL LARS for each and every case of C-itarrh that cannot bo cured by the use of H AIX'S CATARIIB CUBE. FBANK J. CTIKNEY, Sworn to nofore me and subscribed in my presence, this Cth day of Decembur, A. D. ISB6. • —*—L A. W. (: LEASO.V, ] SEAL > ' , JVci taru Public, Hall's Catarrh Cure istaken internally and act« directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free. ... F. J. CIIENEY & Co., Toledo. O. by Druggists, 7.'JO. With Emphasis we say that Rlpans Tabules, the beet and standard remedy for stomach and liver troubles,will Cure your headache or bilious at tack. One tubule gives relief. Mrs. Willow's Soothing Syrup for children teething, softens thy gums, reduces inflamma tlon r allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle Karl's Clover Hoot, tho great blood purifier, gives freshness and clearness to tho complex ion and curfcs constipation. 25 cu.. no cU.. IS. CnecK Colds and Bronchitis with Hale's HOney of Horeliound and Tar. Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute. Plso's C Jure is a wonderful Cough medicine. | —MHS. \v. PiCKERT, Van Stolen and Blake Avenues, Brooklyn. N. Y„ October 26,185 H. Impure Blood—Eczema Intense Itching & Burning Hood's Sarsaparllla Cured and Cave Sound Relief. " I was troubled for months with a break ing out on my skin. I suffered terribly at night and had to cut my finger nails short to keep me from scratching, Three pbysl despair when a H I friend advised me to try a bottle of w Hood's Sorsaparlila. H I* It seemed as if every %HL A J dose helped me and after I had taken a iny sound man again. I proved Hood's Sur- Mr. Wnu M. FlennUcen and I gladly recom mend it to every sufferer." William 11. Flshnikem, Carmlptmels, Pennsylvania. Hood's Sar'a -1 !%%%%%% partita Be Sure to get HOOD'S. Hood's PI I Is * WORLD'S - PAlß*** I HIGHEST AWARD t . "ItPfSici f.jTftmCN-THE HFf!' . Iff "GREAT A\E 131 cm rsj>>a-» I^C>OE> Hw Justly acquired tb* reputation of bein* The £alvator for IIM VALIQS The-Aged. An Inci Ati*i>T for irw Giowtn and |n«>Ttcm>N i.| INFANTS and CHI LD It EN A iup«fi<>r nun Hive in c miinutd l-evwt. And a reliable r«m?dlal agent In alt (wlrlt; and enteric dlnun i ulttn in imMik't* > < » u**r IMtlwit* *ti. \t ditfrttivf iKKint w«r« lc iiuctd to »Uih 4 I- * and hiuiii»( condition IMe the IMIMMUI tiWANU* »a> lIM only tKiurUhnulit the •iumatli would tolerate wkeN 111 H h*nm4 depending on ll* r«u-iulon | - And a* a looli it Ib« dirtkuit to Coiwriv* ol anvtiuiu »uW falaiaMt, Mk» URl'Util»T*, wttt cam h * mm*, *.» v.ib. THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP THIS HTJNTBRS' PARADISE A MTS TEBY TO SCIENTISTS. It Extsndi Forty Miles Along the Coasts of Virginia and North Car olina—Weird Traditions. Y I |BE great unexplored swamp <I y which extends for forty miles ' I along the Coast of Virginia "2" Carolina varies in width from a few hundred yards to twenty-five miles. It is the paradise of hunters, a mystery to the scien tists, au inspiration to the artists and a terror to the superstitious. About five miles from the village of Suffolk, where the Dismal Swamp be gins, is Lake Drummond, named, some say, for a hunter who was lost in the swamp in the too ardent pursuit of a wounded stag, that led to the discov ery of this beautiful sheet of water. Others say it is named for Sir Will iam Drummond of North Carolina. This lake Is an almost perfect oval. It is seven miles long and five miles wide. The water is dark, almost blaok, but perfeotly transparent, reflecting every objeot with startling distinct ness. When held in a glass vessel it looks like pure, strong coffee. This color is caused by the exudations from the cyprosa and juniper trees, whioh form a thick forest, throughout the swamp. Gorgeously colored wild flowers grow in profusion in the rich, dark soil. The tree* are garlanded with festoons of gray moss from the topmost boughs to the water's edge. The yellow jessamine, a brilliant and most fragrant, but poisonous, wild flower, wreathes its perfumed blos soms over this drapery of moss. The scarlet trumpet shaped flower of the poison oak vies with the yellow jessa mine in abundance of bloom and wealth of coloring. The approach to Lake Drummond is by a rude canal, three miles of whioh is a straight waterwoy into tho lake. This forms an avenue, bordered by cypress + rees, which rise erect out of the water 190 to 150 feet in height, and as symmetrical in Bhape as the masts of a ship. Tho boughs, densely draped with moss, form an arch over this canal, whioh in midsummer, is so thick a sunbeam oan scarcely pierce it. The lake is surrounded by the same tall, ereot oypress trees, interspersed with monster junipers of white cedars. The reflection of tlieso straight, lofty, sentinel like trees in tho clear, black water is peculiar. Tho most unac countable thing about tho Dismal Swamp is it is higher than the firm outlying country, and increasos in al titude towards the interior, where it is twelve feet higher than the sur rounding land. This elevation of this morass has been accounted for on the hypothesis that where Lake Drum mond now is was the crator of an ex tinct volcano, and was fathomless. This theory has exploded; tho lake is fifteen feet in depth, and every ohor aoteristio of the joil disproves tho idoa that its substratum is volcanic. Sir Charles Lyell and other scien tists of the past and the present have found layers of spongy decoying vege table matter over tho better known portions of tho morass. Lord Lyell made an etpocial study of the great Dismal. His description of it and the conjecture as to tho future coal de posits are of groat scientific value. Five rivers find their sources in this swamp. Two canals now penetrate parts of it. The tow pathß are logs of wood, on which tho man who pulls the canoe Walks. These logs of wood in warm weather are literally covered with ter rapin, water moccasin, copperhead snakes, lizards and other reptiles, which make walking over theni some times dangerous. Brawny men usu ally pull these canoes and lumber rafts, and find good excuse to take plenty of whisky along as au antidote for the inevitable snake bite. Tho raison d'eto of these canals is tho value of the cypress shingles which are sold in immense quantities along the shores iof the swamp. Another singular fea ture of the great Dismal is the growth known as cypress knees. These are coue shaped excrescences from the roots of the oypress tree, and look like min iature pyramids rising up from tho slimy ooze. In 1725 Colonel Byrd, of Westover, Ya., made a survey of the Dismal Swamp at tho request of the proprie tary Governor, who was anxious to in duce George 111 to have it drained. Colonel Byrd's report was favorable, and was forwarded to England with a strong potition from a number of Vir ginia planters, who promised to bear all tho expenses of the drainago if his Majesty would give them the land free of taxes. A copy of Colonel Byrd's report is now in the library of Con gress. He left his party in the swamp; what becauio of them he never told. Colonel Byrd got out, however. Ex tracts from his manuscript are inter esting : "March 13, 1728—Early this morn ing the ohaplain repaired to us with the men we had left at Mr. Wilson's. We had sent for them the evening bo fore to return those who hail tho labor oar from Coratuck Inlet. But, greatly to our MiirpriHe, they petitioned us no to be relieved, hoping to gaiu immor tal reputation by boing the tlrst of mankind that ventured through the great Dismal. Our day'tt work ended within a quarter of a mile of tho Dis mal Swamp wbeu the ground began to be already full of suukeu holes and slashes. "II I* hardly credible how little tho bordering iuh.ibit.kntn are ao>|iiaiuted with thU mighty awamp, not with atauding they had lived tliuir whole lives within muell of it. Yet, ux great atraugera aa thoy were to it, they pro teuded to be wry e*aot iu their ao count of it* diuteuaiona, mid wore positive that it oould uot buovt-r aevt-u ur eight lulle# wide, but uever knew more of thu mutter than star-ge*er* know of the ilmi..uoe of the tiled atar*. At the »ar»m time, they ware ai tuple enough to ti 1 our uieu idle atoriea of lions, pautli. ru and alligator* they wrre to eumunter iu that . 1 r<-a>tful pUoa. in ahurt, we saw plainly that u» intelligent of thu terra iueoguita waa to )>a gut but froiuour utperianou, Fur that IM»IK wa resolved to wake pri parati»»m to vutar the u«»t luoru lag. Wa allotted each one of thaaur veyor» twelve uten to atteud ttt thu painful alitorj.riaa." The "antstpriae" urovsd too luuult for ('oluaal livrd and hu party. After Wfsill* «*f«ri«ui«a with wild livaata, quagmires and makes they abandoned the swamp. There are many weird traditions connected with the Great Dismal. One of the most uncanny is of a phantom ship said to be a merchant man captured by Oaptain Kidd, the pirate. The ship was dismantled, robbed, its crew murdered and then towed np one of the rivers flowing from Lake Drummond to the sea. The ship, covered with phosphorus, stands near the lake. The ghosts of the crew still man it, and on moonlight nights the hnnter who sees it hears a ban shee wail, which means disaster, sick ness or death to him. One of the most romantic traditions is of an Indian warrior, who loved the favorite daughter of his chief. The father looked higher for the maiden, but the lovers ran off to the shores of Lake Drummond, built a wigwam be neath its cypresses and lived so hap pily together until they were both very old that the Great Spirit allowed them to revisit the earth every full moon and ride on the lake in a boat drawn by white swans. This Indian myth bears an analogy to Lohengrin, one of the most romantio of the Rhine gold legends, the only instance of this kind I recall among the traditions of the American aborigines. Another story Is of an Indian lover who was driven insane,.by the death of his affianoed bride. This was related to Thomas Moore when he was in this country, and by him embalmed in verse. The Indian warrior fled to the lake of the Dismal Swamp and dis appeared forever, excepting at mid night, when he, too, crosses the lake with his sweetheart in a white canoe. Many people who live near believe Lnke Drummond to be the rendez vous for numerous other ghosts which are supposed to haunt the swamp. This supposition arose from the num ber of ignes fatui which are really seen every night in almost every part of the Dismal Swamp.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. WISE WORDS. Envy is culpable selfishness. Persevere against discouragement. Tears are no sign of a tender heart. He who does most must bear most. A man is known by the money he koeps. A woman's conscience lives in her heart. There is no slavery like the servi tude of pretense. True charity does not give what is asked but what is needed. We lose more friends by our re quests than by our refusals. Only mile-stones should answer questions without, being asked. A woman is not really beautiful un til she is beautiful to a blind man. Lawyers work in the cause of jus tice ; doctors in the cause of mercy. The world may owe you a living, but you will have to work hard to col lect it. We must drink nt the fountain of knowledge to quench the thirst of curiosity. Time is that part of eternity al lowed us to make a fair showing in the remainder. Too many'good people expect pie when they say : "Give us this day our daily bread." It is not wrong to say what ono thinks. It is simply wioked to think what ono cannot say. The affections are like lightning; you cannot tell where they will strike until they have fallen. Humano instincts will lead one to regard the comfort of the dumb crea tures dependent upon them. Habit iB a cable; wo weave a thread of it every day, and at last it becomes next to impossible to break it. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep iu the sunlight, was Franklin's sensi ble advice. A man may not eat his cako and have it, but borne men eat theirs and then do what they cau to have that of other people. One talent well used gives its pos sessor greater satisfaction than fivo talents buried beneath the rust of idle ness and sloth. My friend can never offend me; for if ho injures mo unkuowingly, I care not; and if knowingly ho is no longer my friend. She Me Off on the Bobber's Bicycle. A highwayman on a bicycle came upon a young lady who was watching the sunset on the Cornice road, near Mcutonc, lately, took her purse, and demauded her watch aud chain. While she was removing tho chain from her ueck he walked off from tho bicyclo to light a cigarette, whereupon tho yotlug woman jumped on the machiue and tore down hill to .Mentone. From there a telegram was scut to Vintimig lia, and the roblior was cuuglit iu a trap, for the perpendicular cliff on the one side aud the precipice on tho other make it impossible to get out of the Cornice road. The British Army. Return* of tho strength of the Brit ish regular army at the close of the year show that there are rather more than 'J'4O,OOO wlllinrs aud men on the regimental rolls, a number in excess of that provided for in the army es timates. Ol these about 10)1,00 > are quartered iu the United Kingdom— Th.iioo litiiug iu Kuglaud aud Wales, lis,to in Hcotland, ;irt,ooo iu Irelitu I and the relualuder in the < hituiiel Isl and* - 3(1,000 in the ootonies und 1'! fypt au 1 7#,000 ill India mid Bur mall. Canada ban th»» service* of aticut 1500 imperial soldiers ouly.— Chicago Herald. I'lealUr tiuew. When peiqdu at Klva, Ivy., aros<; the other morning they fouud the groiiud ctivvred with two iituhea »112 whiln tuu*, and tbi* covered with a yellow-llutud ■tuff tbit would turn water inky blank. There Is it" eSplaiiattou of the |>kei<»iweuiiu, aud au aualyma has ticeu uudorialuti. - Sl# York .Vf«r #«ry. l.ighluing in w lUliuntus l-e«.iu*« uf lU «nuiMuu« -I Hash uf llgltlMHi, b*» l>rvu ralu.iUtv tto 14,000 fcoree t>u*«r. The use of ohlffon over oolora is a pretty fancy for evening waists. Among opera wraps are seen eapes of ermine lined with pink satin. Cowslip and primrose yellow are beautiful shades under artificial light. Dresden ohina is the craze. Women are collecting it regardless of the prioe. The eldest daughter of General Phil. Sheridan has recently made her dobut in Washington. Box-nailing oontests for women are the newest entertainment at Massa chusetts church fairs. Flowered taffeta ribbons and arti ficial flowers galore are to be features of summer millinery. Haircloth bustles are advised by some dressmakers to give tho fashion able set-out to the dress in the baok. Of the women in the professions there are 2500 doctors, 275 preachers, and an increasing number of lawyers. Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, having reached the age of seventy-three years, is to retire from the lecture platform. Miss Rhoda Broughton, the novel ist, has been described as "a snippy lady with a girlish figure and a fond ness for tea." Paris has only one apotheoary shop controlled by a woman, while Brussels has five. London had 1340 female ohemists in 1891. In Eastern Bengal, near the Kasia hilln, a will cannot bo made in favor of a man, and property only descends through tho woman. There are twenty-four women tak ing tho graduate course at Yale this year. Among them is one from Rad cliffe College. There is a craze for red and black plaids, or perhaps they should be oalled ohooks, as they are not in any degree related to the olan plaids. West Virginia has a girl hunter whose aim is death to bears. She has a record of seven large animals of the bruin family during the past year. Hannah Adams was the first woman in America to publish a book over her own name. It was called "A Reviow of Religions," and came out in 1784. A publio library recently presented to the city of Galena, 111., carries with it the very modern condition that four of its nineJTrasteos shall bo women. Nobody ever tries to whisper in the presence of Queen Victoria. It would only bo in bad taste, but useless. Tho old lady's oars are supcrnaturally sharp. The coming summer bonnet is to be a small, flat affair, worn well back on tho head, similar to tho extreme even ing bonnet occasionally seen at the theatre. A new purse is made of woven gold threads, made small at the top by a patent gold spring, and finished with a gold knob set with jewels or holding a tiny watch. At tho dances of one of tho wealth iest hostesses in London printed cards are hung on the walls with these wordd engravod on them, "No introductions are needed." Miss Isabel Darlington, daughter of the late Congressman Darlington, of Pennsylvania, has an elegantly fur nished office and a growing medical practice at West Cheater. Miss Ellen Dortoh has been ap pointed Assistant State Librarian of Georgia. She is a "newspaper fel low," and her appointment is warmly commended by tho Georgia press. Miss Volatirine do Cleyre, of Phila delphia, is the leading feminine ex ponent of anarchy in the New World. She is personally attractive, moves in good sooiety and has a oultured home. Miss Cora Benneson, a graduate of the Michigan University law school, who has been already admitted to practice in Illinois and Michigan, has been admitted to the bar in Massa chusetts. Ex-Empress Eagenie is said to be the most begged woman in Europe. The big poatbag, which arrives weekly at her residence, is staffed with ap peals from Franoe, and mostly in tne name of religion. The Qrand Duchess of Baden has the reputation of knowiug enough about cookery to keep her three chefs up to the mark, and as a consequence the best of all the royal tables of Europo is said to be found at tho court of Baden. Beatrice Harradeu thinks tho wo men of the United States have few things to oomplain of, and she admires their franknoss, honesty, cleverness and lack of 'nffectatiou. She particu larly "likes the way Ainorican girls behave about men." The Qraud Duchess Vera Coustan tinova, of Wurtemburg, enjoys tho exclusive distinction among European priucely houses ot having twin daugh ter*. . Her children, the Duchesses Elsa and Olga, are nearly uineteen, and are charming, wholesome young women. Miss Ileluu Gould is not ono of the womeu who ftud only picturesque charity attractive. With the chuck that goes yearly to the Babiea' Shel ter of the Church ot the Holy Com munion goes, too, the eouditiou; "'".userve the cots for the two moat uninteresting babies." To olean jet bouneta and jet trim miugs use a piece of black velvet or a bit of plush to rub lightly over the dusty beads, and rhiuestuue buckles and ornaments can as well be cleaned by this means, while feathef-triiuiued headgear is freshened greatly by shak ing geutly near au opeu lire. The voluiuiuous sleeve seams about to be out down in ila oarwr of expau •ion, for the t'riuoesa of Wales *nd the Duchess of York h*Ve declared in favur of oue of more modest propor tion* At a reeunt wedding their alt-eves were perceptibly kiualler, an I as the tiuglish bridegroom had tho courage to request a similar reduction ill the aile of the weAdlug tfowu, it waa granted. ttevelt tulllluu utiles of thread is au •wily used in the l'uite-1 ttiatsa. Military Men In Buiioeif. "A military training is invaluable to a business man if he will make it so," said the Vioe-Presidetit of a Chi cago wholesale house. "A man learns perseverance, courage and self-oon trol. He learns to be thorough and, best of all, perhaps, he acquires the habit of order and the faoility of handling men and situations. Having learned how to obey, he knows how to command. He keeps cool and col lected in trying situations. I was in the artillery strvioe under General Thomas. I always noticed that the excitement over any incident in creased at an accelerated ratio the farther down it went into the ranks. The offioer in command would be oalm, the officers under him compara tively so, but the corporals were fre quently very much agitated. I re member at the battle of Stone River Oeneral Thomas, who was my ideal of a soldier, rode to an exposed position, where ho could get a good view of the enomy. The bullets were coming thick from one quarter among the trees. He didn't seem to mind it, but turned his field glass on that particu lar point and surveyed it carefully. Then he ordered up seventy pieces of artillery and wo opened up. In a short time that territory became quiet and we had no more trouble from there. "It was a ticklish kind of business, that of studying the situation with bullets whizzing by and cutting the twigs every moment. The General might have sent somebody else to do it for him and bring back a report, but no words could have described the conditions as he could get them for himself, and knowing this he tooktho risk without hesitation. 1 remomber he examined the field as oalmly and critically as if he had been looking at nn eclipse through a piece of smoked glass. "A man in business life isn't often called upon to inspect a rifle volley at close range, but he sometimes comes suddenly upon things almost as dis concerting. If ho remains cool and collected and faces them as 'Pap' Thomas did the guns at Stony Ridge, he will win unless the odds are too heavy against him. Look over the list of successful business men in Chi cago and r you will And ex-soldiers largely represented."—Chicago Tri bune. Washerwoman to a Poet. Surely few house-warmings—and a house-warming is one of the most memorable and significant of domes tic celebrations—are likely to be re mombered with more satisfaction and pride than that which attended the first occupancy of the dwelling of Mrs. Choate, of Amesbury. She was the poet Whittier's washer woman ; and when by persevering in dustry she had earned a home for her self and her family, he was ono of the foremost among the neighbors and friends who organized the festivities, and heightened the delight of their hostess by leaving substantial tokens of their regard, including a complete set of furniture for the new parlor. Mr. Whitter was preseut among the guests and made the speech of con gratulation, concluding it with the recitation of a poem which ho modest ly desoribed us a piece of machine poetry entrusted to him for the occa sion. It was his own, of course, and it is given in full in his "Life and Letters," recently published. Tho last three verses are as follows: Thanks, then, to Kate Choato! Lot the iillo take note, What their fingers were made for; She cheerful unit Jolly, Worked on Into nnd enriy, And bought—what she paid for. Never vainly repining. Nor begging, nor whining; Tho morning star twinkles On no heart that's lighter As she makes the world whiter And smoothes out Its wrinkles. So, long life to Kate! May her heirs have to wait Till they're gray in attendance; Anil her flattron press on Still teaching Its lesson Of brave independence. Mr. Whittier's early poems accord ed, in his "Song of Labar," duo poetio honors to the professions of drover,shoemaker, ship-builder, farm er and fisherman. It is pleasant to find him also gracefully recogniz ing tho worth of a profession no less useful and honorable, but loss hon ored. "Long life to Kate," too, he has doubtless secured, in transferring her, fiatiron and all, from tho steamy realm of the kitenen to the more ro mantio atmosphere of verse.—Youth's Companion. Japanese Patriotism. Lafcadio Hearn asked in different classes of his Japanese school for writ ton answers to tho question: "Whut is your dearest wish?" Twenty per cent, wished to gain glory by dying for the Emperor. Others stated a similar wish in less definite language. Patriotism'is, in Japau, devotion to the rnler personally rather than tho oountry. -Atlanta Constitution. Money In It —washing with Pearline. There's i s AV/\ ease and comfort in it, too, and V^VV;\K I M\A 112 \ safety. There's wear saved on jf[/7 / |A every tiling washed; there's II'IM frl/ i work saved in every thing you l)l|™ f'* ] do. There's no time wasted, ! / ' and little time spent. There's nothing like Pearline. There's no harm if you use it, there's no reason in doing without it. I'tOairri Mil »om* uiucrupttleui gTotcrt will tell yoiu M AVVTQ "lhi» is u go.»t or "th* himh r»«lin«." IT'S W dX KAI.SE— I'clrlinc i> n«»«r |«tMl*t|, it your j»roier« »»r J »ou an imiuii n, ttui 1/ I w JAMK* I'\LK, K«W Ywt ' W % 'Zap* " P HO«X m*" 1 W and CULTIVATOR *■« aurv to iu«k* thin** grow Minim «m| Mull* iMiiir«illc>4 by itmvpnleul U'>> m lla> 1411#. hmi tiu fc>r til klnjaul bu«lii«, t'uilitailiiri mill (urr<i*lti« «uu> tli.r to any iHir ttrr oiml.-xui. 1,11. »li nU.mimbilwuUior II lunitt iwui«i«i»i»»», N. " I Nattffvl •( Birt Hay ba a Naaaafal af iba«a." Kaap Yaw Maaaa Olaaa WlHi SAPOLIOH Hlgbett of all in Leavening Power.—Latest V. S. Gov't Report Royal ABSOLUTELY PURE Peat as Fuel. In Friesland and other parts of Hol land the "black turf" is made into fuel for brick-kilns, litter for stable, and mould for mixing with sewage. Some of it is exported to Bremen, Brunswick and Belgium, and it is stated that 280,- 000 tons of the fuel, worth $665,000, are annually consumed thoroughout the Netherlands. The Dutch canals facilitate tho transport of the peat, and as the subsoil of the moors is al ways cultivated after the peat is lifted, the barges that take away the peat bring back manure for the ground. At Qroningen, for instance, all the sew erage of the city is applied to tho re clamation of the surrounding turf moors. In Denmark, where there is no great supply of peat, it is chiefly used by tho peasants as fuel, or as bedding in the dairy farms. In Sweden, on the contrary, there are bogs extend ing for hundreds of square miles, and of late yoars over 600,000 acres of the moorland have been brought under the plow. The peat is prepared as fuel, and largely consumed in making iron, glass, or briok, either alone or mixed with coal and fir-cones. In southern Sweden there are factories solely engaged in manufacturing peat fuel for sale, as its use is steadily in creasing, and some 30,000 tons a year are employed in metallurgical opera tions. In southern and central Sweden there are some twenty factories for preparing peat-litter and mold, each factory turning out from 15,000 to 30, - 000 bales a year, fetching about fifty cents apiece. The mould is used for gardening in Sweden, while stuffing for mattresses or furniture, and sur gical bandages are made from the white moss of the moors. In France the peat is moulded into "briquettes" [ with tar and resin, teased into litter, or woven into fabrics, which are used in tho army, in barracks and hospi tals, as blankets, mattresses, and sad dle oloths, or for stuffing cofferdams and cortain parts of machinery.—The Nineteenth Century. Fireproof Celluloid. Ordinary celluloid is a very useful material, but its manufacture is at tended with considerable risk, and its combustible character even unfits it for some purposes. A so-called (ire proof celluloid is now being made bj a company of Exeter, England. It is prepared from the spent fibres of pa per mills, which aro reduced to a gel atinous state by certain chemicals, giveu an even substance in a centrifu gal pump, colored as desired with ani line dyes and strained through flannel. The product hardens after a time, when it can be cut into slices, or it can be moulded while liquid. —Tren ton (N. J.) American. Brings comfort and improvement ana tends to personal enjoyment when rightly useu. The many, who live bet ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to 1 the needs of physical being, will attest I the value to health of the pure liquid ■ laxativo principles embraced iu the remedy, Svrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative ; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers and permanently curing constipation. It has piveu satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession, liecause it acts on the Kid iievs, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable vubstaoce. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drag gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it la man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is priuted on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accept any substitute if ottered. ' Folding Cliichen Coop. Thomas A. Allen, of Astor, W. 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