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I pi f machinery roil by steam and overwo. ked will become i rnky, creaky and out of sear, owing w some expansion of j nietai from heat and friction. Btop iui work rub and brighten and let it rest. In l.il it will be restore. and will ran smoothly. The human vstetu is a -hiiie Too much work and worry are Srowo upon it. too much of the heat of lady cares: too much of the steam of daily -Vines'. The nerves become cranky ; they STETti-. sleepless twitch? .and a neuralgic .ondition seta in Pam throw, me mic hioe out of gear audit need, rest LVid treatment to strengthen and restore. 5t Jacobs Oil la the one remedy of all peiu lirlv adapted to a prompt and sure cure. So roanv have so freely testified from ex-M-rieiice aud use to iu efficacy in the cure U neuralgia tbat it passes without saying ihat it surely cures. It will be a gracious iurprise to many after the free use of it to find how easily pain, cares and worry may tMi lifted, and how smoothly the human machine got on. TVewont Why are you so anitry at the doc- .... L TlUt W hell 1 told 111 III t had M,I . , . ...... ICVtiuil w ..... mi buuot mill COAL AND IRON. Tk. ! lr. Tesswut. ierrille tired my loiif ue. IT'S NOT EXPKN91VK. It's the quality that's high in Tea Garden UHirx T.!Bi,i.a Maple Byrup aud Felh am Louisiana Molasses. For sale by Brat-class irocers ln can only. Money refunded If goods ire not satisfactory. Dun't acreptaulmitatiou. Mre that the manufacturer's name is lltbo irranhed on every cau. 1 1HE fACIKIO COAST 8YHDP CO. King Solomon's Treasure," only Aphrodis iacs! Tonic known. (Hoe Uirtiouary.) fi.uj a box :; weeks' treatment. Mason Chemical Co., V. 0. Box 747, I'lulsdeiunia, is. j rav'a Prayers. Once upon a time sickness came to the family of the poorly paid pastor of a country church, says the Omaha World-Herald. It was winter, and the pastor wan in financial straits. A num ber of his flock decided to meet at his house and offer prayers for the speedy recovery of the sick ones and for ma terial blessings upon the pastor's fami ly. While one of the deacons was offer ing a fervent prayer for blessings upon ' the pastor's household there was a load knock at the door. When the door was opened, a stout farmer boy was seen, wrapped up comfortably. "What do you want, boy?" asked one of the elders "I've brought pa's prayers," replied the boy. "Brought pa's prayers? What do you mean?" "Yep, brought his prayers, an they're out in the wagon. Just help me, 1111 we'll get 'em in. " Investigation disclosed the fact that "pa's prayers consisted of potatoes, flour, bacon, corumeal, turnips, apples, warm clothing and a lot of jellies for the sick ones. The prayer meeting ad journed in short order. The omnibuses of one London compa ny cover just about 20,000,000 miles in the course of a year half as much as is covered by the trains of the Loudon and Northwestern railway a distance suffi cient to take them nearly three times around the world every day. tteortaat K.-l.tlo.l, Tweaa T.. atUMblv Miaerals. Staiwic. Uow thai, wm-reaa Great Britaiu in lb-iO pnluced 75 percent t.f the world a supply of coal, t the j ent time it produces only 34 per cent Atlantic liii.rs no lunger carry coal from tirvat Britain fr the return jour ney Tbey now take in American coal and no less than 1,600,000 tons of : American coal were thus consumed iu ' I895 The condition of the iron maun-! factoring industries has always exer cised a most important influent on the ! production of coal, so that a large de maud f.r iron draws with it a large de maud for mineral fuel During the lat 23 years the world's production of pig iron has increased from 12,000,000 to 26,000,000 tons, but the share taken by Great Britain has fallen from 48.8 per' cent to 2 per cent, while that of thei United States has increased from 14. 1 per cent to 2B.2 per cent, that of tier niany from 11.4 percent to 21.4 per cent, and that of Russia from 8 per cent '.11 ' ' '"' ' "SiliV.:,-, !W IA tt VI-"A. mil, awl.. . .. " waiiow has a larger month, la proportion to its size, thaa any other bird. He needs a scoop-net mouth. tor ne all his feeding on the wing, Place a snake on a smooth surface, a puusuea table, and It make no headway, because it finds no resistance to 4.7 per cent. Indeed, iron is now on tLe smooth surface to aid It ln push ing imported from the United States B ueu- into this country, and, incredible as it An attempt to acclimate ostriches la may seem, the railway station at Mid- boutn Russia has nrnverf aiuw-sful dlesbrouh, the center of the iron trade. I Tne ostriches born ln Russia are much is built of iron brought from Belgium. ltB8 sensitive to cold than the Imported onreiy, men. tiie autnor of "Our Coal j ones, and their plumes are equally n.emjurces at me Close 01 the Kine-Iooa. teeuth Century" is hardly right in thinking that British coal and iron still hold their own. He argues that other countries of Europe are exhausting their coal supplies jit as Great Britain is, yet the figures he gives show that Ger many has iu reserve, within a depth of 3,000 feet, 109,000,000,000 tons of coal as compared with our (England's) 81,683,000.000 tons within a depth of 4,000 feet. And this estimate does not include brown coal, of which Germany raises 25,000,000 tons annually. Na ture. CHEMICAL FIRE ENGINES. SLAIN BY POISON. Not the poison that the covert assassin ad ministers iu the drink, the food, or some other pulse, but the ihiImid of malaria shortens the lives of myriads. There is a sale and certain antidote. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which not only forttHes the system against malaria, tint roots out its leeds wht-n they have germiu ated. Dyspepsia, constiiatoin. rheumatic, liver and kidney trouble are conquered by the Bitters. A Sedalia (Mo.) dispatch says the drought in Pettis and adjoining ooun ties. whch has prevailed since July, has now been broken by a heavy rain, which will be of untold value to the farmers. mho" jfniporiuii, OpIdenRufe; Bazaar anlranci,c W JfcrK.' an w m m?zm-i3 irnw w Sarsaa m -'Kaw.VWTSiVW al a WE TffO GREAT 9T0RE3 CONSOLIDATED Sellme Eferrthin To iat DrinkWear or Use In Your uomes At lowest Prices MVSTRATED CATALOGUE FREE ON APPLICATION They Hsn Ihine Much to Reduce the Loss From Water at Fires. Mr. Charles T Hill writes of "The Fire Patrol" iu St. Nicholas, the final paper in his series on the New York fire department Mr Hill says: The "chemical engine," used consid erably in the lire departments of several cities, has aided materially iu lowering the loss by water at small fires. The prepi'ition carried iu the tanks of these eugiuB has a double advantages not only does it extinguish a large body. of fire with the use of a small amount ol water, but the liquid itself evaporates quickly, leaving very little "drip" iu the apartments or floors underneath the fire. The tanks of these engines are charg ed with a solution of bicarbonate of so da (baking soda) and water, with a small cyliuder of sulphuric acid sus pended at the top When the tank is in verted, this acid is emptied into the soda and e ater, and the mixture at once generates carbonic acid gas at a great pressure. Charging the liquid with this gas gives it the necessary pres sure to drive it a considerable distance. The hose is coiled around a reel on top of the engine, and always connected with the tanks, so when the firemen ar rive at a lire nil they have to do is to run off as nmcu hose as they need, dash up stairs with the line, give the order to "dump" one of the tanks (there arc two, carrying CO gallons each), and they are all ready to go to work. The chem ical engine has extinguished more than 25 fires of considerable size since it has been iu service iu the New York depart ment, a little over a year. It is station ed on the tipper west side of the city, where there are a great number ol dwellings und fiats, and it has aided materiallv in keeping down the tire losses iu that part of N ew York. Toymaklnc. A irreat mauv toys are now made in this country, including many mechau ical devices. Many toys are still iin ported. Such things as woolly sheep and dogs, uow as highly prized by children as ever, come from Germany, as uo tue skin covered horses. They could he made here, but they cau be produced cheaper abroad. As a rule, whatever can be made by machinery is made hero, while toys made bv hand are mostly imported.' The minute a thing is brought withiu the reach of machinery American man ufacturers can pay their higher prices for labor and still beat the world With the low prices of labor iu foreign countries handmade productions can be made cheaper in them. As a result of this there are toys of some kinds which in their completed state are partly American and partly foreign. Among these are toy vehicles with horses at tached. The vehicles and everything iu and about them may be the product of American machinery, while the horse standing between the shafts may be from Germany. New York Sun. S. F. N. U. No. 805. New Series No. 4S. It's pretty cold In here." Barber-Yes. sir: It la chilly this moruini;. Mr. Absentmind-If you have no objection I'll keep 011 my hat while you are rutting my hair. The archbishop of Canterbury re oeives15,000ayearaud the arch bishops of York and London each receive 10,-000. The wave length of Roentgen rays, according to Prometheus, has been as certained by Dr. Fromm of Munich to be fourteen rnilllonths of a mllltmeter.or about seventy-five times smaller than me smallest wave length of light. The determination was based uikh Inter ference-phenomena. A powerful anaesthetic, which Tola tillzes on exposure to the air, has been luveuted by a Polish chemist. It Is be lieved that bombs tilled with this cbem Ical, and thrown into the ranks of an opposing army, will ln a few moments make the foe utterly helpless. Condensation Is the result of chilling the air. The ascent of the lower strata of the atmosphere Into the higher re gions and the consequent expansion uud loss of heat is the most probable cause of rain, and it Is not liniossibl that the air near the ground, being made to rise by lieiug artificially heat I ed, might tend to produce the desired downpour ot rain. There is patented a useful addition to the typewriter In tht shape of a pal it small mirrors, measuring each nine ami one-half Inches by three and one- half Inches, so mounted as to afford perfectly clear view of the writing to un operator sitting erect and using It table height. The mirrors can be at tached to any machine, and do not iu terfere with any of Its uses, while they can lie turned aside ln a moment whe it is desired to brush the types or Insert a fresh inking ribliou. It is not ofteu that estimates are giv en lu years of the time that has elapse since the apitearance of early races ot men. Such an estimate, however, has recently been made by Mr, Jacob Nuesch concerning the ancient Inhab itants of tSwitzerliiud. According to Ur. Nuesch man first appeared on Swiss soil nliout 8,000 years ago. He dwelt there during UHH) rears, when great changes occurred, and for. 8,000 to lLMMM) years man seems to have been absent. He reappeared at the begin ning of the Lake Dwellers' period, which lasled 4,(MM) years, and closed 4.0(H) years ago with the Introduction if frronze. Much attention in scientific circles has been attracted by a receut lecture by Prof. William Crookes ou "Dia monds." Prof. Crookes made a spe cial study of the diamond-mines of South Africa, and his conclusion Is that the gems found there have been crys tallized out of molten Iron containing carbon ln solution, and at sufficient depth below the surface to give great pressure; but tills Is doing on a large scale what Moissan, the French chem ist, has succeeded in doing on a small scale. Moissou makes microscopic dia monds by dissolving carbon lu Iron, and causing the crystals to form under pressure. The chief difference apiiears to be in sl.e aud capacity of the labor atory, in which regard nature has a vast advantage. Dr. Von Lleblg of the University of Munich calls attention, lu Science, to some of the curious effects of rarefied aud of condensed air on human res niratloti. On high mountains some persons experience distressing "short uess of breath." one result of which Is that they are unable to whistle. Pre cisely the same effect is sometimes produced by the condensed air In cais sons and divlng-lH'lls. Laborers work Ing in compressed air frequently find however, that their iiowers of exertion are Itierensed as "otig as the atmos pheric pressure Is not more than dou ble that of ordinary air; but beyond that point unpleasant ettects are ex perienced after the men have left the worklni! shafts and returned Into the open air. On the other hand hlg:i at mospheric pressure In the case of per sons not doing manual labor has been found to act as a mental stimulus, lu creasing the Impulse to talk. op writing, si pied by the jnnrire an he committee, and rorriee ire Bled U court and with the ministry of Indus try and roramerre at rati. If the Unrd of conciliation falls te ' aix-oniplish its purpose a board of arbl : I rat ion selected by the Ueletatem. which consist of two, four or six per- i eon who are not Involved la the coo-! trorersy. but are recognized a men of ! Judgment and distinction. They select ' an edd man aa umpire. If they fail t aire upon the umpire be la selected by the presiding Judge of the Civil ; Court The rase ia submitted by Me ; representative of either side In writ ! ten Iwlef and by oral arguments, aud 1 the derision Is rendered to the Justice ol 'he peace, who furnishes a copy tc j each aide, tiles one with the court and ' aeuds another to the minister of com i uierce and industry. The decision of a board of conciliation aud a board ol ' rbltratlon is binding upon all concern- ; ed for at least one year. In case one party refuses to arceM conciliation or arbitration the law re-1 quires that afbar ten days the Justice of the peace shall rail before him the rec ognized representative of both (Idea, and afler ascertaining the grounds ol the dispute he uses) hi Influence to se cure a settlement or persuade the par ties to submit to arbitration. His sum mons carries the same force aa the sub poena of a court, and although neither party is compelled to submit to his Judgment both are required hf the law te submit statements. It baa been found by experience that such a pro ceeding brings out the facts ln the con- j troversy and awakens public sentiment, which Is always Influential in securing a settlement. The party that refuse Is generally In the wrong. The expenses of the proceedings are paid by the mu nicipality. There have been ever 600 rases under the new law. In 309 cases voluntary application for conolllatlon was made by the workmen, ln 106 by the employ ers. In the other rases the Justice of the peace Intervened, and ln thirty-nine cases he succeeded ln securing arbitra tion by moral suasion. In only two In. stancs, so far as known, have the work men refused to abide by the decisions. REMARKABLE FIRE IN ENGLAND, j Cealaaratiaa la rtlackpool Tower : Make a estrange right. j Absolut) !y the imt retunrLalile fire; England has ever known was al the top V- ATOHISON GLOBE SIGHTS. It Is a good thing to have a man help his wtfe around the house occasionally; he gets mad at the dull knives and scis sors, and they are sharpened as a re sult. When a new minister arrives ln a town, , the experienced people do not turn out to hear him until he has bad time to exhaust the string of anecdotes he brought with him. There Is a belief among romantic peo ple that money cau buy everything but love. This may be true, but It can buy 11 substitute article that Is as good as love, aud that Wears better. An Atchison woman is such a great believer in Christian science that she calls her blue glassware, which she re ceived as a prize with luiktug powder. cut glas, and has couvlnced herself that it Is cut glass. After the proitd aud pretty girls In a family get married, there Is nothing left to sustain the pride of the family, and the father and mother close the parlor and resume their familiar Inter course with the neighbors who eat In the kitchen. A real pleasant time doesn't begin at a party until some one oreass uie ice by sayiug something unfavorable about one who Is absent. The guests look for a moment pt each other as If In doubt. then all plunge Into the hole, and a good time follows. Speaking of chaperons, society should Issue a rule that a man must be chaperoned, and that unless his wife can do It she should have the privilege of naming her substitute. A man who is chaperoned by his wife is as safe from temptation as if he were a 0-year-old boy asleep ln his cradle. An Atchison man who visited lu western Kansas recently found the family sleeping without pillow cases. and using a tin bucket for a teapot. He expressed his surprise aud was told that the banks of that country refused to take any more money on deposit, and they were keeping theirs In the pil low cases and teapot. The family were much worried for fear that when the corn and cattle are sold, they will have to take off their socks and stockings to hide their money In. of the Kia. Wi.l lower. There can le j "l1!' tasts 111 little doubt that it anw it.c.u some I eerauy expert fault In the electric light cable which ran to the top uf the tower, :) feet high, and provide the brllllaut illum ination which has hitherto been one ol the spectacular features of the town by night. Only a few weeks ago there was a slight outbreak of tire tUuit It o'clock at night, but theu the flames were got under control without dif ficulty. The lust nre was of a dif ferent order altogether. It had got a j good hold before It was discovered, j and the bright red light from the ar rival platform, 400 feet above the ground, which was observed a few min ute past 11, showed ouly too plainly that something was wroug. Several j of the employes at once ascended to 1 the platform by means of the iron staircase, aud for some time they were seen to be eudeavorlug to beat down the flames. By quarter past 11. how ever, it was obvious that nothing could save the arrival platform from being burnt out Commencing on the west Ida the flames rapidly traveled east ward, the wooden rasing aud the dozen or more bazaar stalls, laden with light articles, proving Irresistible food for the Are. By 11:30 the flames were hooting out from every part of the Structure and the fairly strong wester ly breeze which was blowing showered sparks In tremendous vol-me a hun dred yards or more away, targe pieces of blazing wood dropped away from the burning mass and Hew through the air like so many rockets. Al the flames got a better hold of the wood-work the heat naturally in creased considerably, and long liefore midnight It was seen that the whole of the Ironwork on the east side of the platform win red hot, "What has be come of the men up there?" was uow the anxious query heard on all hands. for escape from the platform was Im possible and the heat even on the west side, with the wind blowing the flames and smoke the other way, must have been Intense. Great relief was there' fore felt wheu It was discovered they had descended the long Iron ladder Just In the nick of time. The most ter rifying Incidents In the course of the fire were the fnlllug of the two Iin uiense balance weights which steady the two cars In connection with the hy draullc apparatus. About twenty uilu Utes past eleven there was the sound of the two cars moving, but when It was seen that the cables supporting them were white hot, the workmen quickly abandoned them, aud a serious catastrophe was averted, for a few minutes afterward there wus a whU Ing sound, a terrible whirr through the air, and then a mighty crash, as the weight dashed through the tower build ing Itself. This tremendous noise may be said to have practically awakened the whole town. Crowds had len rapidly collecting ln the streets sur rounding the tower buildings and on the promenade prior to this, but after that terrific crash residents aud visitors came pouring out In hundreds and thou sands, and the streets in the neighbor hood were almost as congested as though it were midday. The secoud balance-weight dropped about a quar ter of an hour before midnight, and the blood-curdling wh'rr ns It hurried through the air was accompanied by the shrieking of terrified females ami Involuutary exclamatlotis of the men. I.ater there was further cause for seri ous alarms, for portions of Ironwork, or may be the concrete flooring, gave way and dropited on to the building be low, colliding as they came down with Intervening girders and Increasing the terrific din. At this there was a gen eral clearance from the neighborhood of the Tower buildings. About midnight the blaze was ut Its height, and a fearsome spectacle It must have presented when seen from a distance. The news of the lire In the tower excited the utmost Interest throughout Lancashire and Yorkshire. Loudon Telegraph. twordawamea Abroad. Seme day it will be the vrccit a of foreign countries who will defend their nation's honor alter the French-Italian style receutly wituetd. Women of the France and Spam are swordswomen They are taught to fence as carefully aud ac curately as their brothers, and there are numerous schools in the two countries where young women are taught not on ly to fence, but to handle the broadsword. Mr. Goodfrllow's Oaaeroslty. Mrs. Closemau My dear, what a paragon that husband of yours is! I never meet him iu the car but he insists upon paying my fare, and if there is a party of os he pays for every one, men and all. So gvueronsl Nothing will prevent him. Mrs. Ooodfellow ( win a sigh) No, nothing will preveut him, even if it takes all my housekeeping money aud the money I need for a new gown. -New York Times. TEE BLUES. Testing- Bis Coadltloa. "Your wife is literary, isn't she?" "I should Bay so. Wheu I come home late at night, she makes me say, 'Re view of Reviews, ' five times, as fast as I can get it off. ' Chicago Record. f9 ,iV . r 1 :w, A French professor is the owner of a collection of 920 human heads, repre senting every known race of people ou the globe. When a cheerful, brave, light-hearted woman ia suddenly plunged into that perfection of misery, the blues, it is a sad picture. It ia usually this way: She has been feeling "oat of sort for some time; head has ached, and back also; has slept poorly, been quite nervous, and nearly iaiawa once or twice; head dizzy, and beat very fast; then that bear ing-down feeling. "cheer up, you have dyspepsia; you'll he all right soon." But she doesn't get " all right." Sho grows worse day by day, till all at once she realizes that a distressing fe male complaint is established. Her doctor haa made a mistake. She has lost faith In him; hope van ishes; then comes the brooding, morbid, melancholy, everlasting bi.vf.s. Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Com. pound instantly asserta its curative powers in all those peculiar ailments of women, and the story recited above is the true experience of hundreds of women, whose letters of gratitude tro ! to be found on file In Mrs. Pinkham'a I library. Try and see for yourself. Her doctor aays. GET THB GEKl'lNR ARTICLE! Walter Baker & Co.'s Breakfast COCOA ( Pure, Delicious, Nutritious. Costa Leaa than ONE CENT a cap. He sure that the package bears our Trade-Mark. Walter Baker & Co. Limited, 7 (Established i78o.) Dorchester, Mass. AN OPEN LETTER To MOTHERS. WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE EXCLUSIVE USE, OF THE WORD " CASTORIA " AND " PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR trade 'mark. I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," tJie same that Jims borne and does now s& . , " on every bear the facsimile signature of f-&tc4A4 wrapper. This is the original "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," which has been used in the homes of the motlters of America for over thirty years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is thejciml you have always bought ygWtJ5T"' on tie and has the signature ofivf f-cbZchK wrap per. JVo one has authority from me to use my name except The Centaur Company of which Chas. H. Fletcher is President, March S, 1897. QrfiujL &jL-,J). Do Not Be Deceived. Do not endaneer the life of VOUr child hv arrenlintr a rhnn ciiKci.'tMt,. which some druggist may offer you (because he makg a few more pennies on it), the ingredients of which even he does not know "The Kind You Have Always Bought BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF The Insist on Having Kind That Never Failed You. IKCT, HCW VOM CITV. $2000- 1 I 1 ... in prizes to get you acquainted with money-back baking powder and tea. Schilling's What is the missing word? powder and tea art safe. Best baking powder and tea are Jjecause they are money-back. not SAFE, although Schilling's Bed baking s: take out the r . r. L ..iu,(,, n.i.fior nr tea at vour erocers ; ticket (brown ticket in every package r' baking powder; yellow t.cket in the tea); send a ticket with each word to address below before December 3ii. Unt,l October ijth two words allowed for every ticket; after that only on. word for every ticket. ,. , . fi j If only one person finds the word, that person gets f 2000.00; if several nna k, (jooo.oo will be equally divided among them. , Every one sendmg a brown or yellow ticket will receive a set of cardboard creeping babies at the end of the contest. Those sending three or more in one envelope will receive an 1898 pocket calendar-no advertising on creeping babies and pocket calendars will be different from the ones oflerta in the last contest. Better cut these rules out. Addres,: MONEY-BACK, SAN FRANCISCO. SUCCESSFUL ARBITRATION. How Labor Disputes Are Settled In France at Present. There Is a successful system of arbl tratiou to settle labor disputes In Kraiu-e under a law that was passed three years aj?o aud has been ln opera tion nlxuit elKliveen months. When a difference arises between an employer ami his workmen, says a writer ln the Chicago Record, either party may file with the justice of the peace of the canton a written declaration of a desire to submit the matter to arbitration, setting forth t-ie names of those In volved, the subject of the controver sy and the motives or reasons by which each side Is governed. A list of five delegates, who may or may not be In volved In the dispute, Is also submit ted as a committee to manage and pre sent the case. Withiu three days thereafter the justice must serve a copy of this declaration upon the other person, who lias three aays to reply. If uo reply Is received the notice Is re peated, and three more days are allow ed for an answer. If the second person replies he Is ex nected to submit his side of the case, and select five persons to represent him. These ten delegates then sit as a board of conciliation with the Justice of the peace as the presiding omcer, IX an agptmeut reached It is drawn Utile Ye We-ChonR. Probably the youngest private secre tary ever entered on the record of the department ot stale In Washington Is little Ye We-Choug, the ouly sou or the minister from the "Land of the Morn ing Calm," as Corea Is fondly called by her native born. This small boy is only 9 years old, and lust fall knew nothing of the Kngllsh language, but after bIx months' schooling he Is be ginning to speak and write, aud has a greater command of the language than his father, who knows almost nothing ot it. - X'ullke most of the rising gener ation, he considers It a great treat to go to school, and Is quick and bright and eager to learn. The little fellow has adopted the American style ot dress, aud Is fast picking up the way of young Americans, too, though many times his manners would put theirs tfl shame. He Is devoted to his mother, who. with his father, used very often to accompany him to school. Like most Corean fathers. Minister Ye Pool Chin Is very strict, 'and the young secretary stands very much lu awe or him. liar per's Bazar. Origin of "Tip." Here Is an interesting du ot pun ' tL. .m l ,L. . gy. It concerns iu ungiu 01 me w h i tip, and throws a nuie ngnt on tt origin of the custom. In old English taverns a receptacle for small coins was placed conspicuously, and over It was written, "To insure promptness. Whatever was dropped In the box by guests was divided among the ser vants. In the course of time the ab brevlated form, "T. I. F." was used. Disappeared. "Though the Confederate army, when General Lee surrendered, surrendered many thousand muskets," said an ord nance officer of the army, "I have great doubts If 100 of them are still in the possession of the government. In the armories of the government In Illinois, Massachusetts and California a few may have been kept, but there are but few. The War Department has a few, but the wagon loads of them have disappeared no one knows exactly where. As an arm the rides surrend ered were without value except In a few commands where they had secured modern guus. They were hurriedly and cheaply made, generally by con tract work. I can't state now exactly how many thousand muskets there were, but there were a least 80,000 re corded as having beeu surrendered. My own Idea Is that the most of them were broken up as valuless, though a great quantity of them were sold as uuk and scrap Iron. The cannon have also gone out of existence most of them In the same way." Washington Btar. Something Like a Blaze. Prairie and forest tires, although causing widespread mischief and even ruin, do not last long. But it is on record that ln the year 1400 a great wood of cypress trees In the Island of Crete, one of the largest In the Medit erranean, was set fire to either by mal ice of by the sun's heat or other acci dent, and could not be put out for sev en years. It Is supposed that the resin In the trees kept up the burning during this vast space of time that, ln fact, i? Are grew upon what It fed on. Their Name Is Leton. Willie Pa, what are the three graces? Pa Faith, Hope ana Charity. Willie What are the disgraces, pa? Pa Oh, they are too numerous to mention. Jo ! Oower Jor Profit Hercules Special CRi Actual Horse Poweri Price only $185. Power Uiat will tavi job aoaay ail uita you money. Hercules EaglaM ars the cheapest power known. Ban Gasoline or DUulUts Oil; no moke, lire, or dirt For pumping, nunta. ia:ry or tarm auchlaory, they kin equal. 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