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ODD CUSTOMS AND CONDITIONS ONE
MEETS WITH ABROAD. . City Scavenger* of Turkey- nod Mexico?The Algerian Barber PlleicUlo Trade Upon the Paltllc Sidetrolka. i "Ahtrrerp'a Tlllhmalila. ' In the street the traveler learns tie ! ' r . -characteristics of a race better than in j the house. Man is more artidcial-'out- j y -floors than Ma. Whether savage or | civilized, he is prone to "dress up'' j when he goes out. Whether it be a ! few more feathers or a new frock coat, i the principle is the same. He is mere- j Jy a son or a father at home, but in the street men call him a carpenter, a ! twr'. harber, a gambler, a miser, a judge, a b ;:v . V -colonel or whatever other name fits bis artificial relations with the outside : ; world. v - ; -,WT>on the native of Constantinople, for example, visits New York, ho needs only to walk up Broadtrav to discover mm how .widely different are the Turkish . and" American civilizations. The sight V::. . cif a gang of street cleaners at work would immediately claim l::s attention. ^ The spectacle would be novel and x- , strange to his eyes. He would wou. tier why these men wss'.v their time ; in sweeping the gutters and in i aiuing .. refuse into wagons. . Why ail this In>... bor for nothing? he asln^ himself. \V!:y ; I: /. '-.s- does not the American, "Hire the Turk, i . .. let the dogs be the city scavengers? | ? .Constantinople existed long centuries before Manhattan Island had streets, j he boaSts, nitd yet the only street ci. .aiV* ers have been the hungry pariah dogs. ' a \Vben the American visits Mexico, i - \ , he sees in the streets of su( 1. a city rs Vera Cruz a spectacle as strange to him as Is a street cleaning brigade to j a Turk. He sees vultures roosting on j tile bouse tops or slowly circJinsr over- ; '"'" > ' head with never a flap of tying, mul i :::y '-'-v 'when some busy housewife empties j ^ if,* front window ho ; ...V; jiilA kA?T.?it,cr kj c* t. VA- Wi-. w ? beholds the entire Gock come swoop- | ing down to the pavement anil tight j over the feast. How different are the American anil ! the Algerian ideas of personal comfort 1 may he seen by a short walk through j the streets of Tunis. Here one finds the barber on the sidewalk instead of in a shop. Should one desire a shave he is not invited with a bland welcome to recline at ease in a plush upliol stered chair, nor are his senses soothed with perfumes and salves. On the contrary, the barber takes one over Iris knee, as if to draw and quarter kirn. He squats against a wall, where d ail Tunis may watch him as it might a public executioner. He squirts some water into one's beard from a dirty goatskin, rubs the hair the wrong way a few moments and then begins to scrape. The steel of his razor is sharp, i but his way of wielding it is relent' . i less. Should a cut ho so deep that one complains his simple explanation is: "Only the blood of a coward runs." In Korea the korseslioer. Tike the j barber of Algeria, makes Hie street his place of business. His forge blazes - within his thatched, roof house and makes one wonder why it does not set I fi.~ " Dre to the establishment. But no horse ' " ' is brought indoors. When tire Korean .ieliu Ends a shoe off liis beast of bur- 1 den, he leads it to the edge of the street, where the Iiorsosheor ties the 1 nose of the animal to one post and its rump to anotlier. From a orcsspiece 1 supported by the two posts lie hangs .a noose, wnicu . i:e m.-> iuuui,u horse's belly. By means of a few ; vigorous lugs he lifts the beast almost ~ off its feet and then completes bis task of shoeing at leisure. Ko customs of the Yankee anil the West Indian offer a wider contrast than, the methods of their miikmc-n. In the United States the milkman brings his supply in-cans or bottles from his dairy. In Cuba and I'orto Itico he brings his dairy with him. Iu walking ? through the streets of 1 'once, -whether in the morning or the afternoon, one is likely to come on a held of cows - chewing tbeir cuds pensively in front of some dwelling house. When the . .. milkman fills tlio measure of bis customer direct from the udder, lie carries it foaming into the liou.se, collects a ' : few centesimos and drives bis herd on to the nest doorway. Sometimes ho will linger so long in a corner cafe that by tbe time lie leaves bis glass of rum a couple of hungry calves have ended his business for the day. The " reason that the West Indian dairyman - must drive his cow to his patron's gate is because'milk keeps fresh only a few iTT n flimntp. Milk for breakfast must be delivered direct from the cow early in the morning, ami fcr supper late in the afternoon. In Antwerp, where milk keeps sweet overnight, in winter at least, the milkmaids employ almost as rudimentary methods. One sees them in the streets driving a pair of oxen or n team of fogs that are hitched to a lumbering Wagon containing a huge barrel. With a quart ladle they dole out a measure here and another there into the cans awaiting them on the various door-steps. Just as the Mexican cobbler works in the gutter, so the Panaman hatter makes the street his workshop. Here -i be weaves grass into a sombrero beneath the surface of the water in the barrel at bis side. In England acrobats use the streets much as itinerant bands do In this country. These gymnasts generally travel in twos and threes, and on comiug to crossroads of a village or a corner of a city one blows a horn while another spreads a bit of dirty carpet on the ground. There Is always some master trick which is fre, quently referred to, but which cannot be performed : unless the hat that is passed around contains an adequate number of pennies. The contributions, however, are never large enough, and so the performance each time Is tmcerr emonlously broken off In the middle ?! J a trick.?New York Tribune. I have a saloon centrally located for sale quiclf. H. H. Lanham. x THE -5UN ANU tViOON. vA. Proph-vey as to the Fatare of Oar Solnr S5"*tciu? The altera tioiis oeeurrin;:; In the distribution iri tlio solnr fystmi led t*rofi-ssoCj. Goorire Darwin to predict that the moon will ultimately return to the earth which 'gave hor sudden birth so' many aires before, and it may further be prophesied that the planets and their .satellites must ultimately yield to tlit* gravitational iniluonce of our dyinn: sun and must return to the bosom of their parent. We must conceive of the solar system of today, then, as prat lie rod into one central mass, closely aggregated arounu mat point wliicrh from the beginning has constituted its center of gravity., And what v?'ili b%? the stage of this shrunken objectV It will be ;i dark siar. a dead sun. There ere myriads such in the heavens. Sir Ivobert Rail has said that'to count nil the bright stare that we can .see -ami say' ?these are all there are*" would be like count in,*; the red hot horseshoes in. }0ng!nr?d aucl sayi ins: "this is the total number."* This j dark to bo vol! therefore lie. just such another as millions more. -There will : be no life upon it. We cannot conceive the terror of its cohh for the . nebula lias been dissipating energy in the form of light and heat into the chilly depths of intersidereal smue ev-, or since the first hour of its !o:y_;iev:il eh riiiKa.ce. What is the destiny of this dead sun. among whose constituent atoms, remember. will be those ir: the printer's Ink before your eyes ami those hi the eyes tb.oinseivcs?* Arc tliey fcravor? "stable in desolation,** as Stevonsor. has it?to be borne onward through lutmite space? Xo: this skrivt. led trie bo. the conimon tomb of sun.- end earth and Mars and of the bodies of the great that once brefithcil tliercxm. m.iy live ncjiin. Give it but the consnrains em brace of sTieli another voyage. au J 'n a mom on t -si new nebula will be ' --'a. The force' of their" impact will sufice to ovaporate their substance into another cloud \vklck will repeat Ihe history of the old. The path of the two dead situs will determine the position of the "principal plane" which will form the ground plan of the new system.?G. \X~. ir-iileeby in Harper's Magazine. PrcNcriber of Wall JPiiper-s "Some (lay you'll see me taking down that paperhanger shingle and replacing it wiUi one reading. 'Papers prescribed.*" remarked the dealer in wall papers. 'There's really an opening lor such a man. *md patrons would he surprised if they knew how much we can help lb em. A frightfully nervous mail just now insisted upon a red paper when he needed cm n. a color that soothes the senses. Blue rjulets the nerves, ami violet has u tramp;!Mixing effect. But how they nil like rod. and i that despite the fact that it is tile color , of violence and passion! One wor.nm ! client just persisted in a red reception ! room. If she wants men guests to ! lielp her shift furniture- it's a good i choice, for it's a fact that man e:c; posed for a time to the Inline;a o of r*fc-d tight shows a muscular devciopI nienf i>0 *'>(? cent in excess of his ;;ow! or when used to a blue light. AftI or this or.e understands hew mvr-k the i senses and. temporal;;out arc- a itrrkU : by color. Indeed, my idea! home is ** ' >0 *- Thorn ! one WJliJ a io-u.n M.11 I irs oeeuj nuts aro rv;:uy for ray enierj gemcy."'?ITiladeiyhia lic-ecrd/ x y. Sy: x of It is coil1 :j_.-.miy supposed that the casting of :i shoe after a bride is one wiiy of wishing lier good hick. This is not true. The custom comes to t:x from Kngland ami tseotland. where the parents of the bride east after her :i shoe to signify their giving up of u!2 right to their daughter. The English custom was the outgrowth of an Anglo-Saxon custom of presenting the bridegroom with the bride's shoe. The hrhiegroom receiving the shoe would tone!) the bride upon the head with it. showing his authority and possession. This ceremony is doubtless the survival of an ancient practice among the Israelites, to whom the casting of a shoe over property signified ownership. So instead of signifying good wishes the casting of :\ shoe signifies a transference of property and is a symbol of possession. JVot j; Cliaxjfce For the Belter. A Now York brink or was talking about plain mid direct speech. "To bo plain, and direct is always best." ho said, "but to be too plain and direct is to be uncouth ? to be ludicrous.'7 A good example of that was afforded by a clergyman. He was addressing a congregation of fishermen, and lie wanted to be sure, they would understand him. "The Bible .tells us." said thLs clergy num. "that it is as difficult for a camel to pass through a* needle's eye as for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. That, though, is a roundabout, confused way of statins' the case. I should state it like this: 'It is as difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven as for a shad to go up a smooth bark apple tree tail foremost/ 77?New York Tribune. ? * ? <>'?' Time London Foff. "There happpn'd this weolce," says Jolm Evelyn in an entry In his diary dated Nov. 25, 1G99, "so thick a mist and fog thnt people lost tlieir way in the streetes, it being so intense that no light of candles or torches yielded any (or but very little) direction. I was in it and in danger. Robberies were committed between the very lights which were fixed between London and Kensington on both sides and while coaches and travelers were passing. Itr began about 4 o'clock in the afternoone and was quite gon by 8, without any wind to disperse it. At the Thames they beat drums to direct the watermen to make the shore.". People say the Daily West Virgl^aa ' - ------ . ?r???? ?? ? MOVING PICTURES. FJir>- Were L'Hll ty ttiy ESTPtiniM Lome A*EU.'"\Tliefe is 'roasoli ?o~ sftpp<a$e ythat tli'o terrible scenes li,r which 'initiates into the ancient Egyptian mysteries were impressed were some sort of moving pictures, although how they were pro- ! Cncwl before the invention of glass j lenses car cniv lie surmise.!. From the fourteenth cent'.try onward | i sttcl) representations were nlmoSt as ! I common, though i:?t. of course, so-per- i | feet, ns they are. nowadtiys. Chaucer ; j mentions thont .is the appearances ; t.tsl. " lO-r it t'TCc't fl'.irS iCffviritt lit f feasts." tlie kind of shon\s which would j appetif to the taste of the period fa tiled j for hunting, hawking and jousting. | wliich were rejiresentcdt. As- lenses J were known at tliis Gate these appear- j slices were probably iiiahngtKl by some | kliul of rude inhgie lantern. although . | that in its inodo.ru form was not known ! until Ion.a afterward. Whatever the apparatus was. its use mti'st :h;i.vo been very wid?-iy spread. ! j for ancd; diverse wiir.esse-- ;is T>on-' j i vcuute Cellini aiul Sir John Maihlei ville. te - i i-'y. to Laving wen its results, j ; The titter has soft ir on record Hurt lie j saw Moving pictures at the court of ] the Great Khan i:i centra; Asia. DWARF TREES. ; tixc A nsitvr-iisi* 5 (ire v. Tint! A ft* : I'l'ftciuccd by it-<' zza-<iv. ! The curious lnOtUiiention of lia'tonU i growthrelates far hack. We rc.nl. that j in lS2h I irifessor M'Sh:;* saw a ! one inch astiaro and throe liu-lias hjglL j in which were growi- ;; . > fir. n lain:boo i unci a tiny plum tree The k with Idos- j Bora. The Swedish botanist and tr.-i yelcr : Carl Tim nberg in 2:io? described ? j number of th<g?e abnormal growths and ; told of the pride with which Japanese ! garden experts produced dwayf trees for practical purposes as well a? -y-JO.se | weird lit tle midgets winch cicoito our ; wonder, lie saw. for instance. orange ; trees .six inches high which bore fruit j the size of a cherry, "and yet sweet j and palatable." " The secret of tlioir system is based upon such well known principles as tbe retardation of the flow of sap. tlie selection of the smallest seeds, gather- j ed from the smallest trees: a minimtmi j supply of water and the nipping out of ! leaders and the checking of taproots i and of all vigorous shoots. They take j for their purpose trees which retain vi- j tality under most adverse conditions, j The Chinese are their sole rivals in i this eccentric art. DIAGNOSING PAIN. Physicnt StgnN Whiols DiKlinitulKh ! T2enl Froiu AssuRzea S?fferiu?r. j " 'How do you diagnose pam'f was, one of the questions put by tlie state ! board the year I received my diploma." said a yonug dentist. "2 was $itherstumped at the time, but I have since learned that the query was a perfect- .j Iy natural one. The iuea is to differentiate between real pain and assumed ; pniu. There are some people so stoical j while in the operating chair that not a sound escapes them, not even the sus- ! picion of a grunt., though they may be I suffering severely. On the other hand, there are people, men and women alike, who try to give the i in press ion that every touch of an instrument is tor-, ture. "But there are alviys physical signs by which we can distinguish between the real and the assumed suffering. Beads of perspiration on the forehead is one, and when the pain is not so severe,-but still keen enough to bo felt, there is an involuntary twitching of the muscles of the eyelid. Tlien wc* know it's the real thing and act accordingly. Why, I have even known women to pre tend to faint and carry tne uiuu. through when they were not .suffering the slightest pain."?Philadelphia Record. Willi si tz to Re Half Killed. Aniong the depositors ii. an Akron bank wasvan old follow who was quite a miser. A local physician who was a groat student of his profession said to the old man one.day: "John, I'll give you $10,000 if you'll let me cut a certain vein. It will kill you, but then you will have the $10,000." The miser considered for a moment and replied. "Let me think over that till tomorrow." Next day he called on the doctor and said: "I've figured that thing out ami I can't see what good* the $10,000 would do me after 1 nm dead. But. say, I'll let you la-lf kill mo for $3,000." Roll That lEn* litajrijc For as Ccatnry. A sacred bell in a town in north China has been kept ringing for a century. A tax for paying relays of ringers to pull Its rope incessantly day and night is willingly paid by the inhabitants, for it is implicitly believed by the benighted people tlmt whenever the tongue touches the metal a devil is squelched forever. Thus, it is to the public interest, according to this superstition, to have as many of these objectionable spirits done away with as is possible. The Problem. Walkeriong?"What kind of a show liavo you got this season? Tietredder ?Oh, ifs a problem play. Walkerlong ?What's the problem? Tietredder? As to whether we get our salaries or not.?Pittsburg Post. Mnrked Attentloii, "Has he shown you any marked attention?" "Why, yes; be left tlie price tag on the ring he gave me."?Cleveland Plain Dealer. Some of the men and women who are doing the kindest deeds are those who have sorrows that are fathomless? Schoolmaster. Dancing at East Fairmont pavilion Tuesday evening. Music by Shawl s DR. MOtT'S MHBBB S??l>?>-^. The only safe, sure ant j reliable "Female Pill eve; -j K?iSSsr?^ offered to Ladies. Especiallv recommended to married Ladies. Ask for x>2^.. MOTT'S PENNYROYAL PILLS and take no other. Send for cincn..vn Price SI.00 per bos, 0 boxes for So.00OR. KOTTS CHEMICAL CO.. Cleveland. Oliie Sold by bl. t>. Christie. r ?- & i-. -M && 01 R OV.":'; FiR3?S5S3K ! Can ' ma J; (Ji>ubly attractive by Hie; aJJiiin:: of a; handsome MANTEL. fell;::; : > have l4:;It: about in* a t-!3i.;rs init feared 'die assents: ini:;!)1 r to ? great. May be hsgri: under . i; i ,.i not . , .; .!.e wo:;.. We v.-ii-jia be pleased to liavs yon inspect the Kite of mantels litre and also oar I a 1. of design*. Then we can senmil fijvures which will be tp'ile low. W. M.OOREHEAD, Jacobs Keiii!in<r. Monroe Mrcet. Going" to Paint? The initial step to proper ! , "paintino is the selection ot i proper paints. We sell i only the best paints that it is no.sslhlojo make, ftlso lull line IVaii Paper and Room J*toii!rling. -: A, m. 'knight, Jacobs Sleek. Monroe St. "You Can't E2s3t Os Slniess You Ciieat." SKIKNFt'S TAVERN S.ix fl k ix ^ je.^4 m. k+s . , At the Depot. The largest and handsomest Sample rooms in the Country located in the new $200,000. Court House. B. G. WILLIAMS, Prop. Fairmont, W. Va. Mrs. E. A. McCartney, Ladies Tailoring. Gentlemen's Cleaning and Repairing. Cheapest price for liigh grade Tailoring. Third Floor. Carr Building. qr. lT.~b.surk, Treatment of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. HOURS?12 to 3 p. m., 7 " to !) p. m.; otherwise by appointment. Office 301 Main Street. J. L. INGRAM, Contractor & Builder, guarantees satisfaction in all his work. Screen doors a specialty. Estimates free. 718 Gaston Ave. HAMILTON & HUFFMAN, are located on the second floor of the People's Bank Building. They are prepared to do paving, grading cementing and all work in their line on short notice. A Companion. He often brings lis pleasure, He sometimes brings us pain; He fills our hearts with trouble, Then chers us up again. He gives us introductions But falls to make amends For the severance of loved ones, The loss of faithful friends. i The blooming cheek of beautyHe smites with slow decay; The. raven locks of manhood He surely streaks with gray. At each stop on lifes ladder That we essay to climb. 1 He's always close behind us, Old, ruthless Father Time. ?Pearson's "Weekly. S ^na, ' s . coOOo i 1 House Fun ? SCREEN DOORS ? ! ? V/e Siave a lot of Screen C 1 ? \vi!5 lae closed out at REEJ i peer to DISCONTINUE t ? ? | BOSS fTASKIW " H Will be closed out at e S@a 0 ? " ? ? @e; Cas Whsl ? r.v jr? '<j " j?" - '" : i: /' % <-> hV n : " ffS V \P 2 ^L. :: }i tuUliv? ! s le ssi! lie 06: II less" eiianili! ? D6St> QI9SS IlSi 1 if you lani) 1 is Jg ! m a e gti : ^ Lawn swing's, porch i @ of aH kinds. J< <3j Screens, harr ft Gome and ? I ? ?-. ..Goal House Fll!!S ^ Cunningham B!dg. I ? ! ?@???@????@@@?< J I ________ | GOOD COOKING I GOOD UTEIiSli.S MM Steam Cereal Cooler, ! He will go to his "work happy if you give | him a dish of Steam Cooked Oatmeal for breakfast. It's Delicious and so Easy to Coofc. No Failure Possible. 1 50 Cents. I We can give you these two articles pot you can prepare a njost ; fULL LIKE Of SUCIi KI" W8LL BE FOL38S3D Of In Jacobs-Hutchi JL I?r. IHf/1 THE LEADING HAF i/l/YER & j . . is;".. house and rot to please you too, as rooms and purchase price. When ho ins, or even house thinking, certainly The Best Timber L In t y WYER & Real Estatte Brokers, 322 M ) Bell Phone, 13 AND WINDOWS ? loors and Windows that ? UCED PRICES as we ex- C :his Line of Goods. ? vo;* a Wo. i. ?? GOODS ' J rockers and Settees || spanese porch @ imocks, etc. O illno go. I W. H. Billirsgslea, RfJgr..V-g: sHflPPY HOMES ; (E GOOD COOKS. Steam Egg "poacher. POACHES BY STEflaf.} It takes but a minute and the Zgs are neat, round, and appe40 Cents. in one. With it and a coffee comfortable breakfast. I^nl rCI}EH CONVENIENCES. Nil SECOENSO FLOOR Rlnrtr nf ?Ll>S, ?WARE STORE. . v.' mason. 4 "FOR HER" : Vou bond your best.energies to proido a home that is beautiful as well 3 comfortable. "For Her" jroa liould consult us __as to the homo, hether you are prepared to buy for ash. or desire a term of mouths, or ears, in which to pay for it. lu vent we stand ready to supply a to location, size, style, number OS use buying, house renting, house sellsee us. he Stat? for S F'' ^ 7; Con. 282.