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CATS CARRY CONTAGION.
V Stray Felines Spread Disease in the Dense Population of Cities. The wandering cat is the greatest source of danger to any city or town. The evil that it does as a carrier of disease has Been made a subject of special study by Dr. A. W. Martin, the health officer for Gorton, an outlying district of Man chester, England, reports the New York Press. He says that the recent great Increase of diphtheria in London was due to the disease being conveyed by fleas from infected animals. He clear ly shows that pigeons and fowls suffer from a form of diphtheria and are in fested with fleas. He also shows that the cats of the neighborhood congregate wherever there is a pigeon cote or fowl run, and from these facts he de duces that the cats bring the infected fleas from the birds into the house, and thus spread the disease. Other diseases of a contagious nature, he says, arc spread in similar ways. One of Dr. Martin’s experiments with a cat showed that in four nights it deposited 248 flea eggs on the spot where it lay in the house, and he demonstrates that children are especially liable to contact with diph theria in this manner. He says that a child under one year of age is nearly al ways in the cradle, to which the cat comes and goes at will. When the child is from one to two years old it is frequently crawling on the floor and on the rug where the cat sleeps, and from that age till it goes to school the child is playing with and nursing the cat. The result is that if the cat has any disease germs about its thick fur the child is almost certain to get them, and in this way diseases are spread from one family to another. The came, he says, is true of pet dogs, but not to such a large extent. Dr. Mar tin holds that the enormous increase of diphtheria in the last few years is due to the cat and dog. As an evidence of the fear of the spread of contagious diseases by do mestic animals the authorities of many flties do all they can to destroy cats and dogs. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which has its headquarters in New York, in the last ten years destroyed 706,689 dogs and cats. Of this number there were 250,444 dogs and 516,245 cats While some cf the animals destroyed were not diseased, a great percentage of them were, and they were killed for this reason alone. Last year there were 51.180 cats and 83.012 dogs destroyed in New York. The expense of maintain ing the shelters or pounds last year was |55,247. John F. Haines, who for 15 years has been the president of the American So ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and who is probably one of the best informed men in the country on the habits cf domesticated animals, says there is no question in his mind that dogs and cats do carry diseases of a contagions nature among human beings. “The cat,” he says, “is the household pet of the tenement, the very place where diseases are the most likely to spread. This is also true of the dog. but cats are more numerous, and I believe the most dan gerous in this respect. They infest the alleys and the byways of a city. They prowl at night in the backyards and in the daytime they are fondled by the children and go from one flat to another. The stray cats are a nuisance, and the house cats are worse, for they are among the most effective propagators cf infectious diseases. They enter dwellings where diphtheria, or small pox, for example, is prevalent, and while they themselves are exempt from the in fection they bear it in their fur to the other houses. Though an infected dwell ing may be closely guarded from the en trance or exit of human beings, noth ing can prevent the entrance of the cat or hinder the spread of disease to other dwellings by its unperceived agency.” Babylonian Mosiacs. Mosaic floors, laid with small pieces of different colored stones set in regular patterns, were known to the Egyptians 2,300 B. C. In Babylon floors of tins kind date from 1100 B. C. Dynamite Guns N. G. After ten years of experience the war department has decided that the so-called dynamite guns which at one time formed a picturesque feature of certain harbor defenses are obsolete, and is getting rid of them as quickly as possible. Hot Enough! “‘Gracious!” he exclaimed, “you look •hot. * “So I ab.” replied the man with the handkerchief, “it’s edough to bake eddy body hot to have a cold like this Id subber.” —Philadelphia Press. Tons of Silverware. The late tluke of Cambridge’s silver, recently sold at auction in London, weighed more than a ton. That does not include articles made partly of sil ver, sued as 600 silver-handled knives. Gingerbread Hint. In making gingerbread, if the mo lasses and butter are heated together before the other ingredients are added the cake will be nicer—Household. Go and Get Them. * You cannot save wandering ones with * field fijass.—Chicago Tribune. HUNTING THE SEA OTTER. Extermination of This Beautiful Fur Bearing Animal Bapidly Be ing Accomplished. The demands of fashion and of sport and the innate love of destruction threaten the extermination of the beautiful sea otter. Many years before the settlement of California by the Americans, Russian fur traders had trading and hunting posts along the coasts of upper and lower California for the purpose of securing the pelts of these animals. The enormous beds of kelp found along the shores were adapted to the habits of this otter, which fed on the sea urchins and shellfish abounding in these sea meadows. In early times, says the New York Sun, otter were plentiful on the coasts of California, Oregon, Queen Charlotte and Vancou ver islands and the south coast of Alas ka, and they were especially abundant throughout the Aleutian and Kurile islands. In the last quarter of a century there has been a great scarcity of these beau tiful skins, which have come only from a single point off the coast of Washing ton and from the islands to the south of Behring sea. In hunting the otter the natives of these northern islands employ frail skin canoes, called bidarkas, somewhat resembling the kayaks of the Esqui maux. The natives of the Aleutians and the Kuriles are very expert with the spear, which is thrown with a hand board. A number of bidarkas, with two men in each, go in company, and when the game is sighted the canoes form in a half circle behind the otter and all the hunters who are near enough throw a spear. Then the otter dives, but as the movements of the ani mal are slow the light skin canoes of the hunters can easily overtake it. The otter often doubles and comes up behind the hunters, when the canoes again form and the hunters throw their spears whenever the animal rises to the surface to breathe. Kept water so much the otter becomes exhausted and stays longer and longer on the surface, and the hunters are able to approach nearer, until the victim is struck with a dart, when its doom Is sealed. The habits of the sea otter are pecu liar. They seldom go to land; in fact, never except during severe storms, when they sometimes take refuge on outlying rocks and reefs in the ocean. Unlike the seal they do not bear their young upon the laud, but give birth to them at sea. The pup is taken upon the breast of its mother, who floats lightly upon her back as a favorite position. When frightened, the mother takes the pup in her mouth and disappears; and even when the offspring is only a few days old, she will remain with it below the surface fully 15 minutes without rising. In feeding the otter brings to the surface several shellfish, takes its favorite position on its back, spreads its food upon its breast and breaks and eats the shellfish one by one. What They Dreaded. The hobo with the bushy beard rushed through the dime lodging house, “Blood will be spilled here to-day!” he roared wildly. There was a panic among the lodgers. “W-who’s g-going to spill it?” fal tered a dozen frightened hobos. “I am. I'm Bad Bill from Butte.” “Ah, get out. We thought the vac cinating doctor wms coming.”—Chi cago Daily New r s. Narcotic Bomb. The American Inventor tells of a narcotic bomb invented by a surgeon in the Austrian army, which may be fired, from any gun. This bomb has a time fuse, and when dropped among.a regi ment of the enemy will not explode, but will fill the air with narcotic gases strong enough to make 2,000 men un conscious for several hours. It is an application of the principles of anaes thetic surgery to war. Child Workers in Japan. In Osaka, Japan, of the 58,000 work ers, 13,000 are children under 14 years of age. Certain industries, for exam ple, the making of matches and mats, employ almost entirely children of seven or eight years, who w T ork 12 hours a day. Life on the Wave. , Dr. J. Furness Brice, ship’s surgeon on the transatlantic liner Cymric, is now on his eight hundred and nineteenth voyage. So far in his life he has trav eled something like 2,500,000 miles, equal to 100 times around tbq globe. Little Mixed. “George/’ remarked Mrs. Spofkia, "I shouldn’t think them baseball magnets would make any money. I see their men is always going out on strikes.” —Brooklyn Life. Plantation Chill Cure is Guaranteed FRIENDS FOR A MINUTE. Levy and Cohen Try to Mako Up, But Soon Strike a Discor dant Note. Levy and Cohen came out of the syna gogue on New Year’s day. It was the day of atonement, of forgiving, of making up, relates the New Orleans rimes-Democrat. Levy approached Cohea and extended a great fiat hand. “Cohen,” said he, “ve haf not shpoken for dvendy years. Come! Ve make fredts.” Cohen silently shook. “Now, Cohen,” continued the reconcili ant, “ve go ofer to Bungleheim’s unt haf a drink.” Arm in arm they crossed the street. Drinks were ordered and set before them. Cohen, convinced at lust of the sincerity of the others advances, spoke for the first time. “Levy,” he said, “I am glad of it. I raise my glass to you. Levy. Vish me aomedings!” “Mit all my heart/ 'replied Levy, and raised his glass in turn, “Cohen, my dear frendt,” said he, “1 vish you shoost vat you vish me!” The growing smile faded from Cohen’s face and he set his glass down with a bang. “By Abraham!” he exclaimed. “Now you’re shtarting it all over again!” ILLUSTRATIVE FOWL FABLE. Showing That Parents Cannot Al ways Follow Their Children Into Society. There was once an humble hen, who hatched out, by mistake, a tiock of owls, says Judge. Of course, so soon as the owls were big enough to make their debuts they began staying out until ail hours of the night, and mingling in the giddy whirl of soci ety. To this, however, Mamma Hen object ed, saying that she had not been brought up in such a way, and she did not believe that it was proper for her children to go gallivanting around. \ At this the owl-chickens conferred among themselves, saying: “Poor mamma! With her antecedents it naturally is hard for her to know who s whoo.” Moral —Sometimes it is difficult lot the parents to enter society. -■ ■ ■ ® ... Shouting* Their Praises. Friarpoint, Miss., Aug, 22 (Special).— Cured of Bladder and Kidney Trouble af ter 26 years of suffering, Rev. H. H. Hatch, of this place, is telling the pub lic the good news and shouting the praises of the remedy that cured him—Dodd’s Kidney Pills. Rev. Mr. Hatch says; “I have been suffering from Bladder ami Kidney Trouble for 26 years and I have tried everything that people said would do me good. But nothing did me any good except Dodd’s Kidney Pills. “I haven’t felt a pain since I took Dodd's Kidney Pills, They gave me health and I feel like anew man altogether. Dodd’s Kidney Pills are the best 1 ever had.” All Urinary and Pdadder Troubles are caused by diseased kidneys The natural way to cure them is to cure the kidneys, Dodd’s Kidney Pills never fail to cure diseased kidneys in any stage or place. They always cure Backache and they are the only remedy that ever cured Bright’* Disease. Fore® of Habit. “Herbert has been running an auto so long that he had forgotten all about horseback riding.” “What did be do when the horse balked?” “He crawled under it to see what was the matter?” —Cleveland Plain Dealer. - ■ Wouldn’t Tell a Ide. Teacher —The sentence, “My father had money” is in the past tense. Now, Mary, what tense would you be speaking in if you said, “My father has money?” Little Mary—Oh, that would be pre tense.—-Stray Stories. For Your Perfect Comfort At the St. Louis Exposition, which Is very severe upon the feet, remember to take along a box of Allen’s Foot-Ease, a powder for Hot, Tired, Aching, Swollen Feet. Sold by all druggists, 20c. Don't accept a substitute. Lost Anyway. The Prima Donna —Why don’t you give the part to my daughter? She sings beautifully. She has inherited my voice. Manager Conn —That so? I’ve often wondered what become of your voice.— Chicago Journal. Not Quite Cured. Waiter —Roast beef or cured ham, sir? “Bring me some beef. The last cured ham I ordered here was only convales cent.” —Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Fits stopped free and permanently cured. No fits after first day’s use of Dr. Kline’s Great Nerve Restorer. Free $2 trial bottle & treatise. Dr. Kline, 931 Arch st., Phila., Pa. The jilted Philadelphia man who sent ®s a wedding present to his former sweet heart a miniature coffin lull of old love letters took a delicate means of demon strating that his heart had not been broken. —Philadelphia? Press. There is nothing more enjoyable than an animated discussion of something wo don’t know anything about with some body that knows less than we do. Puck. Fiso’s Cure for Consumption is an infalli ble medicine for coughs and colds.—N. W. Samuel, Ocean Grove, N. J., Feb. 17, 1900. A matrimonial refusal is the original anti-trust decision. —Richmond Missou rian. mi r o HONEY H H Mm frtfod froaflst on DISEASES OF WOMEN. Of flit thousands of promiaoat people cund by our p.. g g* biufa ■ M mild method, NONE PAID A CENT TILL CUREO- furnish t koiruM and I otter* on aralJcatloa. Til I R|||l|a|l ■ ■ mm Oms DRS . thohhtom ft minor, ILL wUwhn BACKACHE AND DIZZINESS. Host of th® Ailments Peculiar to the Fcmals Sex are Dae to Catarrh of Pelvic Organs, i!■•...♦ .... ..#>. ee MRS. M BRICkNER. 0 ' * 99 Eleventh Street, ) Milwaukee, W/s. ) •‘A short time ago I found my con• dltlon very serious, I bad headaches, pains in the back, and frequent dizzy spells which grew worse every month. 1 tried two remedies before Peruna, and was discouraged when / took the first dose, but my courage soon returned. In less than two months my health was restored.’’—Mrs. M. Brick ner. 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A scientist who apparently knows a thing or two writes in one of the maga zines: “A blush is a temporary erythema and calorific effulgence of the physiog nomy, ventuating in a paresis of vasmo tor filaments in the facial capillaries.” The next time j’ou cause a maiden to blush try to remember the trouble you are putting her to. —Chicago Record-Her ald. And the “athletic girl” whose vigor is the vigor of man, whose talk is the talk of man, who invades his smoking room, bis billiard room, shares with him the whisky decanter and the cigarette box and will not even let him have his tailor to himself —she is not likely to keep her in fluence over him for long.—Boudoir. Watered silk is the proper material for a flowing gown. —Chicago Daily News. sryi WINCHESTER i Jplfr i LEADER" AND “REPEATER” SHOTGUN SHELLS | gj The proof of the shell is its shooting. 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