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A Forgotten Monument.
A Washington monument that was never erected occupied the attention of the citizens of New York In 1S47. It was to tower far above any other structure that It migfct be seen many miles out at sea. Several thousand dollars were actually raised and the cornerstone was laid with ceremony in Hamilton square, which covered the blocks now contained between Third and Fifth avenues. Sixty-six; h and Sixty-ninth streets. This was before Central park had been outlined. Ham ilton square was a portion of the old common lands of the city It is not j known what became of the Washing- ! ton monument cornerstone. The mon ument association gradually ceased to ' exist The $1,000,000 monument was forgotten, and when the ground once known as Hamilton square was cut up and the streets run through no record remains as to what was done with th<* cornerstone and Its leaden box filled *dth memorials of the city in 1847.— Exchange. Ata Nail* and Pin*. | Cases of the presence of foreign j bodies in the stomach are not at all I rare, but It is seldom that such a case I as that recorded by Dr. A. H. Vander 1 vlt and Dr. H. P. Mills Is reported, says the London Lancet. A mulatto woman, aged thirty-three years, was admitted Into an asylum for acute mania ending In dementia, and she died seven years later, but she had never had any signs of disease of the | digestive system. She was often seen | to pick up nails and pins, but was j never seen to swallow any. At the | necropsy the stomach stretched down j to the left iliac fossa in the form of a j long pouch, in which lay a mass of j foreign bodies, weighing five pounds, ( and consisting of more than 1,400 j nails, screws, thimbles and other ob ; Jects. Some other foreign bodies had made their way through the wall of the stomach and had caused the for mation of adhesions. London aa a Frenchman Soes It. The little French boy has every op portunity of getting an engaging idea of London. In a recent volume of French and general geography, which has run Into several editions, the com pller gives an Enolisb reading from the works of M. Fmault, whoever he may be. And the little French boy is told concerning the London of this cen tury that there are in the best parts of our unhappy city "whole streets formed of dens dug out of the soil which itself was only a mass of rub blah." And again, "A little further on bands of half starved men without fire I or shelter take refuge In gypsy vans, which vans are buried up to the axle trees In mud." People also Bleep in wheellesa cabs, for which they pay 11 rent of 12Mj cents a week. We I-on doners should not have known any thing about thia if M. ISnault had not told us.—London Chronicle. Why a Cat'# Eyas Glow In the Dark. The eyes of n cat shine In the dark not because they produce/light, for they do not. but because they reflect all the llffht that may reach thorn. If the tat he In a totally dnrk room you cannot see Its eyes. It Ih only when there Is at least a glimmer of light that these glow. The animal must be looking almost directly at you. What ever light there be must come from% about behind or above 3*011. The rat's eye Is a powerful lens with a reflector behind It. This gathers the rays and concentrates them In a horizontal beam. It Is possible that these shin Ing eyes exercise a sort of hypnotic fascination for mice and rats. It may also be that the ray they cast, slender and faint though it be. serves to light up their prey sufficiently for thfeir keen eyes to see It.—New York World. Carlyle and Indigestion. Carlyle suffered from what he called biliousness during the greater part of his life,-J>ut Sir Richard Quain, one of his physicians, has left if on record that this was largely due to overin dulgence in gingerbread. Apparently Carlyle considered indigestion an es sential part in the makeup of a reform er, for in his critical examination of alleged portraits of John Knox he re jects one expressly on the ground that the individual represented was too ob viously "eupeptic." He Wanted to Get In. Butler—There's a man below to see you. sir. May berry—What did you tell him? Butler—I told him you told me. if it was a lady, to say you were in, and if it was a man to say you were out. May berry—What did he say then? Butler—He said to tell you be was a lady.—Harvard Lampoon. The Phrase Illustrated. Ragged Rogers—Hear about Dusty? He picked up a quarter, got roariu' I drunk, an' the judge sent him up for ninety days. Frayed Philip—Gee! Dat's wbnt you might call trouble from an unexpected quarter. —Boston Transcript. Logical. The Tramp—My pal says as 'ow you've just give "im sixpence fer 'avln' one leg. The Old Lrffly— Yes. £ did. The Tramp Well. then, gi' me a shil lin', cos I've got two.—London Sketch. Rubbers. (. "Have you any rubber articles?" asked the man entering the store. "Surely," replied the salesman. "We have a fine line of opera glasses."— lockers Statesman. When Enough Is Too Much. "Come on home. Dick; don't yon know when you've got enough?" ^Gteorgfe, I never know anything irfcen I've got enough."—Life. Squirrels as Tree Planters. Contrary to common beiief. the gray squirrels of the United States do not lay up their winter store of nuts In | mass, but bury cm h one separate and ' apart |rom the rest, and ,for this rea son they are nature's most important chestnut, hickory and walnut tree j planters. The nuts are hiddeu in the I ground, often at a considerable dis | tance from one another, and either by instinct or a remarkable memory the squirrels will penetrate through sev eral feet of snow when in want of food and seldom if ever fail to find j the hidden treasures. They do not need or use the one-tenth part of the provender they have hidden away in the ground, and what they do not con sume germinates the next spring, and in this way we get our uniform nut tree forests, which would otherwise grow in clusters under the parent tree where the nuts have fallen. In their burying operations squirrels often cov er a large area of ground, seeking the most favorable spots for hiding their food. This accounts for*trees spring ing up in the most diverse places.— I Harper's Weekly. A Mediterranean Phenomenon. Mirages are common In many parts of the world, such phenomena being familiar to travelers In the tropics as well as in the arctic regions and on deserts Just the same as upon the wa ters of lakes, seas and oceans. The most peculiar of the whole list of at mospherlc illusions is that species of mirage called the fata morgana, which is peculiar to that portion of the Medi terranean sea which lies off the coast of Calabria* between Italy and Sicily Exhibitions of the fata morgana are the roost fantastic spectacles J magi nable. If a city is presented to view some of the buildings are seen stand ing in their natural positions, while those adjoining may be standing at every conceivable angle or are com pletely inverted. The morgana has been known since before the time of Christ and has always been viewed with awe by superstitious people. A Judicial Sport. On a cold October night in 1882 a tall, elderly man with white side whiskers and almost ministerial dig nity hurried noiselessly up to the desk of the Arlington hotel, in Washington He seemed to be laboring under in tense emotion. He caught his breath and asked hoarsely: "Have you heard the score of the Yale-Harvard game?" "Yes, sir," replied the clerk—"Yale. 6; Harvard, 0." The old man's face became wreathed I In smiles. He fairly hugged himself I with delight "Just as I predicted !" he chuckled. "Won't 1 rub it lr* on Shorty Gray, though 1" And lie danced out of the lobby Mko a two-year-old. He was the late Justice Shirna. and Shorty Gray was his colleague, who had Insisted that Harvard would win —Chicago Record-Herald. Old Time London Ruffians. At the beginning of the eighteenth century a number of ruffianly young men of the higher classes called by I Swift "a race of rakes (hat play the devil about the (own every night" known as "Mohocks," infested London, sallying out drunk into (he streets, ear rj'ing short clubs loaded with lead at both ends and perpetrating shame ful cruelties upon peaceable passers by. wantonly wounding and disfiguring flu men and subjecting all alike to atro cious Insults. Lecky says that ma trons inclosed in barrels were rolled down the steep and stony Snow hill Watchmen were unmercifully beaten, and their noses were slit. Coaches and chairs were overturned on rubbish heaps, and country gentlemen visiting the theaters had to be accompanied by their armed retainers as if In time of war.—Pearson's Weekly. About Temperature. The best authorities on the science of meteorology tell us that without the various changes in the temperature there would be a perfect calm at all times in all parts of the globe. A uui form and unvarying barometric pres sure would everywhere prevail, and there would be no changes of seasons no evaporation or condensation, no clouds and no rain. In short, without changes ot temperature which "vve sometimes think so uncomfortable the atmosphere would soon become poison ous, stagnant and incapable of sus taining human life. His Ailment. Tommy's Aunt—Won't you hare an other piece of cake. Tommy? Tommy (on a visit)—No. I thank you. Tommy's Aunt—You seem to be guf fering from loss of appetite. Tommy—That ain't loss of appetite What I'm sufferin' from Is politeness —Judge. Her Job Safe. "If you keep on annoy tig the mis i sus," said the butler, "she's liable to discharge you." i "She can't." replied the cook. "We i had a beautiful quarrel this morning. | and we're not on speaking terms. j Washington Star Good Luck. Elsie—Mamma's so disappointed. Her j cake didn't turn out as well as she ex ! pected. Tommy—Oh. jiood luck! Then we can have as much of it as we want The Toney Life. Hokus—Dasha way gets all his mail ; at the club, doesn't he? Pokus—Yes. ! his wife even sends him her "at home" I cards there.—Town Topics. The cleverest of all devils is oppor j tujjity.- Vieland. The Astor Home In New York and Those Most Interested In Colonel John Jacob Astor's Will. VINCENT I ASVOR MfcSAVfc 1 jWU-UKG ASTQR\ photo of Mr*. Avh Wllllnn Astor rov»vr\RhL. u> American J-*reas AHau-.latVoiY MRS.JOVW "1 jOfxCQQ PSTORl S OFTEN |? MAKES \ * A QUICK NEED FOR THE CURE THAT'S SURE DR. KING'S NEW DISCOVERY ——— FOR ———— COUGHS AND COLDS WHOOPING COUGH AND ALL TROUBLES OF THROAT AND LUNGS PROMPT USE WILL OFTEN PREVENT PNEUMONIA AND CONSUMPTION PRICE 50c and $1.00 SOLD AND GUARANTEED BY CURLIN'S TWO DRUG STORES HOT WEATHER CALLS FOR THE Jewel Fireless Cooker SOLD BY - % Howell Hardware Co. Getting the Bes< in feed Jb an easy matter lt\ you come hero. You willI find it al n*ays wholesome! and nourishing and that isl why OUR FEED WINS. Or dinary feed often . contalnsl dirt and foreign matter whichI injure^ the stock. Use our/ feed and see your Mock/ thrive. lUUE cm CO.1 L_L Wholesale and Retail / y LOOKING "FEED? WcHaveThe Best. . I <■ ''J- m r !. Jl SHAKESPBAJiE CLUB. Lesson for May 16th. Macbeth V. J# Characterization of Macduff, Mrs. H. T. Livingston. Characterization of Lady Mac beth, Miss Mattio Mfddloton. j Characterization of Macbeth, Mrs. I C. VV. Simpson. j 1. Duration of play? 2. Contrast the Lady Macbeth of Act V with the one of Act If. Are we surprised at revelations made of 'her changed state in Act V? 3. Purposes of sleep walking scene? Its rank? 4. Why is Aact V written in prose? What other great character of Shakespeare uses prose at last appearance? 5. Comment upon fact that last appearances of Macbeth and wife as widely separated, and that deaths occur apart. 6. Effect upon Macbeth of an nouncement of Lady Macbeth's death? 7. Cause of Lady Macbeth's death—remorse or physical Bhock? 8. Contrast and account for pop ular appreciation of battle scenes in Shakespeare's time and now. 9. Why does Macduff rather than Malcolm kill Macbeth? 10. Has this play a force of final suspense? What is the catastrophe? Is this a play of double chief char acter? Title of Act V? 11. Attitude of public towards stage at time Macbeth was written? 12. Do any of Macbeth's ejirlier and nobler traits reappear in Act V? Do w© ever wholly lose sympa thy for him? 13. Important effects of crime upon character of Macbeth? Upon character of Lady Macbeth? Do they show remorse? ^ If remorseful, what do you suppose each one most re- j grets? Is it necessary in great dra- j ma that the erring one repent? : 14. Contrast nemesis of ancient with that of Shakespearean trage- j 15. Effect upon probability of play of supernatural element, number and repulsiveness of crimes, rapid character, deterioration, etc.? 16. Problems of the tragedy? 17. Rank of Macbeth among great tragedies? Wherein lies its greatness? MABEL SMITH, Leader. J. E. McKoen. 1301 Cleveland street, Wichita. Kansas, reports: "I suffered from kidney trouble, had severe pains across my back, and was all played out. T began tak ng Foley Kidney Pills and soon there was a decided improvement. Finally the pain left entirely and I am fully cured of all my kidney trouble. Curlin Drug Co., north side square, Curlin Pharmacy, forest side square. dfcw Woodmen Notice. All members of Kim Camp No.j 46. W. O. W., aV'3 rcquostod to meet at the hall Sunday morning, May 12. at 10:30 sharp to go in a body to the Main Street Christian church where the memorial sermon will b'? preached by Rev. A. C. Parker. AJso to meet at the hall promptly at 2:30 p. m. the same day to pro ceed to the cemetery for the decor- I at Ion and unveiling services whtcn will take place at 3:30. W. O. Cl'RFllK. *C C. J. AT. BROWNLOW, Clerk. Come and Uo. i vy you are "'interested Vu b\a.c\t) \\and, come and go with us to ae'A I the Bishop country in Nueces couri-' I t.y. We will leave Waxahachie Sat | urday night at 8:30 over the Katy. |As good jjlaok land as any in Ellis county and fully as productive and lies better. Guaranteed as desnrtbed I , or f/je expense of trip refunded. Write us at Waxahachie and we will n see you personally and tell you i about it. /I CLAUDE WAKE J. AND and /( D. W. TAYLOR. 3Op If you belch up a bitter tasting 'liquid it is a sign of bad digestion. A dose or two of Herbine will cor- ' rect the disorder. It stimulates di gestion and purifies the bowels. , Price 50c. Sold by Curlin's Two Drug Stores. x 1 See that liquid soap and holder. Always clean, strtctly sanitary. F. >. Cronk Co. it New up-to-date millinery at the Leader. tf j NOW ON SALE 83 — MEN'S SPRING SUITS — 83 Regular 18.50, 20.00, 22.50 and 25.00, all A4 f" ft ft good styles and*patterns, most all sizes jk I *1 Illl represented in this lot, now - - - - l|r IViW 90 Pairs Men's Trousers Odds and Ends, hut most all sizes represented in this lot—regular price 2.50 to 5.00. 5.00 Trousers This sale 4 00 Trousers This sale 3.50 Trousers This sale 3.00 Trousers This salt1 2.50 Trousers This sale 2.50 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25 115 Men's Dress Shirts White, plain and pleated bos(Trns; also colored neg ligee or pleated. These are nearly all good pat terns, in both light and dark figured and stripes, madras cloths. We haven't all sizes in the different patterns, hut can give any size from 14 to 17. These shifts are out of our stock and sold regularly at 1.00, 1.25, and 1.50—^Choice of the lot while they last. 140 Pairs Men's Oxfords Consisting of vici, kid, gun metal, patent and tan, lace and button, and a good assortment of styles; sizes 6 to 11. Regular price of these shoes range from 3.00 to 5.00, you can't go wrong when you buy for $2.45 125 Pairs Ladies Slippers All sizes up to 6—B, C and D lasts. Only two or three pairs of a kind left of each lot, which accounts for this big cut in the price. Odds and ends always accumulate in the best selling stocks first. Regular price 2.50, 3.00, 3.50 and 4.00, while they last $1.95 ,J. S. Campbell & Co.