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ART Of DENTISTRY.
H .Was Practiced by ths Anciente Thousands of Years Ago. It will surprise many parsons to Jtearn that false teeth, gold caps and 'fillings and dental bridges are hy m means modern creations. Six thousand years ago and probably png before the dawn of Greek civ ilization the skill of the dentist had reached a high degree of perfection. Cicero in his treatise "De datura eorum" ascribes the invention, of jtooth drawing to Aesculapius, third jof that name. The first mention of dentistry, according to the British Medical Journal, is found in Hip pocrates, who in several parts of his writings has a good deal to say .about toothache. From the Phoe nicians the art found its way to the 'Etruscans. At the international "fcongresk held in Some in 1900 Pro fessor Guerini exhibited several specimens of dental art which prov ed that something very much akin b bridge work was practiced in an cient Italy so efficiently that it has lasted thirty centuries. Artificial crowns have also been found in Etruscan tombs. Artifi cial dentures go back to a remote antiquity. Dr. Deneffe states that in the museum of the University of jGhent there is a set, of artificial'! teeth found in a tomb at Orvieto with jewels and Etruscan vases. He gives their date as from five to six thousand years before Christ. In a collection of antique surgical apparatus made by Dr. Lambros there is an artificial denture found in a tomb at Tanagra, near Thebes, which is believed to belong to the third or fourth century before the Christian era. Teeth stopped with gold have been found in Greek tombs. In the temple of Apollo at Delphi there was, according to Era sistratus, a nephew of Aristotle and physician, to Seleucus Ficator, king of Syria, 35-t B. C, a- leaden instru ment which was used in the extrac tion of teeth. Obviously an instru ment of lead could have been used only for loose teeth. Tn the laws of the twelve tables mode by the Roman decemvirs in 450 B. C. it was expressly forbidden to bury or burn gold with dead bod ies except when used for wiring the teeth. In the construction of false teeth recourse was had by the an cients to bone and horn. Some- Banzoni found in some mummies artificial teeth made of sycamore. In the first century of .our era false teeth were very common among the Eomans. Dentistry shared in the decay of the..arte-during the middle. ages, and we read that when -St. Ixmis died in 1270, although he was only fifty-five, he had but -one tooth in the upper jaw. French surgeons, notably Ambroise Pare, took a lead ing part in the revival of dentistry. . Louis XTWs dentist used only in- struments of gold in operating on TT f T ;! v. highest dentistry wa3 in the hands of surgeons, extraction being left to barbers and quacks. I I Roy and His Mistress. Tioy" was one of the noblest dogs' -that ever lived, so everybody agreed who knew about his once saving his little mistress' life. On the shore close to where he lived -was a high bluff of some twenty or more feet, very steep and composed mostly of sand and gravel. One afternoon Viola was' missed froa the porch where she was playing with Boy. Her mother and nurse looked all over for her, but could not find her. . Mrs. Vandorver, Vio la mother, went to the bam and told the hands to look for hor over the farm: When Bob, tho-vateh-man, .came, to' the bluil he heard TiohvV roic'e:."Try a little harder. I?6y, darling. Pull hard, and I will hold on' tight." Bob, leaning over tho rock, saw Boy and Viola. k The little girl a-as luujging: on to Boy's tail, and he was trying to pull her up to safety. ' Light Producing Trees. Several well known trees furnish good materials for light. There is the Japanese wax tree, for example, which bears bunches of fruit, grow ing like grapes, and containing a kind of wax" out of which candles' are made. Another tree, found in the Pacific islands and known as the candle nut tree, hears a fruit that is full of oil. The nuts themselves arq used as candles and will burn for some time. Still -another is the candle tree, the fruit of which is three or four feet in length and about an inch fa diameter. Thc fruit hangs from the tree so as- to present the appearance of yellowish white candles in a chandler's shojj Chicago News. The Brownsville Amusement Com pany "will soon open' a new and up-to-date-moving picture theater on Eliza beth street. If you are looking for a gooa and profitable investment for a ,small amount of money, address Brownsville Amusement Company, care.Heraid omce. j-o-x $2.95 mt m The Brownsville Sporting Goods Company having purchased from the U. S. War Department . ';;.. 200 c U. S. Springfield Rifles .Now offer for FIVE DAYS ONLY, at their new store, corner Elizabeth and 13th streets opposite Miller Hotel, Brownsville, Texas, on ' ' - Tuesday, March 9, to Safurday, 13 Starting at 9 o'clock a. m.; 200 No. 1 U. S. Springfield Rifles, slightly used' for drill work, but not enough to be noticeable, fully equipped with fine 1200-yd .sight, blue steel bayonet and cleaning rod; everyone of these.guns cost the U; S. Goveniment $20 to manufacture,- in stupendous quantities, and could not be manufactured today to..retail for less than $35. . Never again will my friends of .Brownsville and;, vicinity have the opportunity to purchase one of these valuable guns at the idiculously low price of $2.95 For accuracy it can not be excelled with any gun costing times mis amouni. jxeiiiemuer, we nave omy uu, ana m oraer tnat you get one of these Valuable Guns, be on hand or mail your order early, as we could not get you a gun the equal of this for many times the cost of this one. Just The Gun For Big Game " With this gunlyou can bring down a deer at 400 j'ards. The accuracy of the sight -makes it possible to draw a bead as fine as a hair;-;No.better shooting gun was ever made. For Ducks Thershells.of the ball cartridges can be reloaded with shot at a cost'of 1-2 cent each. It shoots just as hard and accurately as when "ball 'cartridges are used, shooting the regular 45 shot shells. " . . " AmiTmnition :r T. IWill be oni sale witlrthe.guns., and we will cam-an ample supply, so that our customers and purchasers can;get amjn'unition at any time. . ' " Remember the time and place. ' Starting at 9 o'clock a. m. oil - - . . Tues HOT Sm i MAIL ORDERS will be promptly filled by enclosing $2.95 P. O. or Express Money Order. rownsviiie oporunq uooas Lompa 13th A. G. MASON, Prop, Opposite Miller Hotelr ?- Also a full-line ofePishing Tackle, Bicycles, Baseball and Athletic Goods. ADVERTISE IN THE HERALD J I