ODD CUSTOMS AND CONDITIONS ONE
MEETS WITH ABROAD. .
City Scavenger* of Turkey- nod Mexico?The
Algerian Barber PlleicUlo
Trade Upon the Paltllc Sidetrolka. i
' 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 :
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
-5UN ANU tViOON.
vA. Proph-vey as to the Fatare of Oar
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
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
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
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
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FJir>- Were L'Hll ty ttiy ESTPtiniM
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.
; 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
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.
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-,
"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
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
"Has he shown you any marked attention?"
"Why, yes; be left tlie price tag on
the ring he gave me."?Cleveland Plain
Some of the men and women who are
doing the kindest deeds are those who
have sorrows that are fathomless?
Dancing at East Fairmont pavilion
Tuesday evening. Music by Shawl s
S??l>?>-^. The only safe, sure ant j
reliable "Female Pill eve; -j
K?iSSsr?^ offered to Ladies. Especiallv
married Ladies. Ask for
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
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.
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,
Jacobs Sleek. Monroe St.
"You Can't E2s3t Os
Slniess You Ciieat."
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.
B. G. WILLIAMS, Prop.
Fairmont, W. Va.
Mrs. E. A. McCartney,
Gentlemen's Cleaning and Repairing.
Cheapest price for liigh grade Tailoring.
Third Floor. Carr Building.
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
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.
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.
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Steam Cereal Cooler,
He will go to his "work happy if you give |
him a dish of Steam Cooked Oatmeal for
It's Delicious and so Easy to Coofc.
No Failure Possible. 1
I We can give you these two articles
pot you can prepare a njost
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loors and Windows that ?
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sHflPPY HOMES ;
(E GOOD COOKS.
Steam Egg "poacher.
POACHES BY STEflaf.}
It takes but a minute and the
Zgs are neat, round, and appe40
in one. With it and a coffee
comfortable breakfast. I^nl
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"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
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