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DmnrtPtli lttit Ho Cnmn Illicit
C'lmrril lllit Soldier Itpcnril.
Ono ilny, an hour lifter tlio mall hnd
reached us down ut tho front, wo no
ticed a great chango In Scrgt. Roberts.
Ho was our orderly, and lie was ono of
thoso big, kind-hearted, good-natured
fellows who have legions of friends
and never an enemy We know of his
wife and child lenow that hu loved Iho
ono and Idolized tho other. Yes, on
the mortiing uo left the state rendez
vous for tho Potnnu'C his wifo and
child were there to cling to him with
loving words and tcar-sialncd faces to
tho very last, and it gave some of us
young fellows sore hearts to witness
tho parting.
"Look out for my boy, scrgeantl"
many a father and mother had said to
hhn as they came to see us off, nnd tho
big-hearted fellow had replied that ho
would be n father to us and hoped to
bring us back safely w hen thero was an
cad to the war.
In the rank and file thcro was a com
radeship which mado us talk of homo,
which passed our letters around, which
brought all photographs under a scoro
of eyes. Our "Old Barge," as wo called
him, used to read most of his letters to
us. and a dozen or more of Company Q
carried photographs of his little girl.
On this day tho sergeant had a letter
from home, ns we all knew, but Instead
of umile on his face there was a look
of trouble. Ho was a bit gruff with us
that day .'jt the first time. We hoped
ho imighs tell us if ho was in trouble,
IT WAS OUH 01.1) 8AR0E.
but he made no sign. It was the same
thing over again after a few days, and
after the third letter his face carried
such a look of sorrow that wo won
dered if he was our "Old Snrgo" or
some stranger acting in his place.
About a month after tho receipt of
the letter which worked such a change
he received ono in a handwriting un
familiar to us. It was a man's chi
rography, and somehow we felt that It
would add to the sergeant's troubles.
Some of the boys who saw him open
and read it never forgot how pale ho
grow nnd how his hands trembled and
his eyes blazed. That night at ten
o'clock, in the face of tho enemy, "Old .
Sarge" disappeared deserted. Per
haps he meant to take everything aw ay,
but that letter was found after he had
disappeared. It was from a brother.
Coolly und calmly and without the least
feeling the brother wrote that the ser
geant's wifo after so conducting her
iself as to scandalize all her relatives
uiad brought things to a climax by run
ning away with a man he named.
Thero were lovers who wero untrue
find wives who went astray in those
davs, and this was only one case out of
"Deserted to tho enemy" was the
record made for the w ar department,
but wo who knew SergL Roberts best
did not believe it. lie was a brave and
loyal man, and no matter what his
trouble he would not have turned
against his flag. He had gone without
leave, and that was desertion, but wo
argued that ho had taken that course
because he knew that he could not get
a furlough with a hot campaign just
opening. He had gone back home
gone to find wifo and child gone to
plead and condono or to speak his cou
tempt and take his revenge. Weeks
went by, and no word camo from him.
At tho end of three months we read of
a tragedy in Chicago. At nine o'clock
ono evening a strango man had forced
his way into the apartments of a citi
zen and shot him dead. His wifo was
hcaidtocry out: "Oh, Will!" and their
little girl to shout: "That's my old
papat" Before anyone could Interfere
the stranger seized the child and disap
peared, and the mother was so over
come that littlo or no Information could
bo got from her.
"That's 'Old Sarge!' " wesaid as wolaid
tho paper aside. "lie deserted to hunt
down and kill tho man who wrecked
his life while ho was fighting at tho
front, and that makes him dearer to us
than before. Ho will hide his child
somev here and then coino back to us."
Yes, we felt sure ho would return,
and yet we dreaded it He was a do
berter und must bo punished. Had it
been in w inter quarters they might
have been merciful, but wow ore almost
in bat'.lo lino when ho went, and tho
military authorities would wave aside
his personal reasons. Tho llfo of a
great republic was at stake. What was
a wife's honor or a boldlor's love for his
child compared to that? We looked for
him as we followed Leo to tho Potomac,
but ho did not coino. We looked for
him as wo murched over tho turnpikes
of Pennsylvania, but he did not appear.
As we lormcd battle lino at Gettysburg
another bcrgeant filled his place. As
Hancock massed his corps to beat back
what every man 'know was coming
"Old Sarge" was still absent. Pickett
was massing his Virginians. Wo all
know that und wcro waiting. "I'iokett
Is moving!" cried a thousand voices,
and wo tightened our belts und closed
up the lines.
"Steady, men! Wo can beat them
It was the volco of "Old Sargo." Ho
was in citizen's dress, dusty and way
worn, and had picked up musket and
cartridge box as ho camo across tho
fields to jolu us. Wo raised a cheer at
flight of him, and It went echoing along
tho lines right and left Tho other
f m m
troops thought wo wcro expressing our
defiance. Wo had no time to shako
hands or to talk. Tho Virginians wcro
making a pago for history and already
rolling our Hist lino back. There wcro
charge nnd counter charge, hand-to-hand
fighting, cheers, shouts, groans.
Men fell with the death rattlo in their
throats; men sank down and cried out
and srawled about. Wo knew not who
had won until the brcczo swept over
tho trampled wheat nnd lifted tho cloud
of smoko. Then wo swung our hAts
nnd cheered as wo saw tho gallant Vir
ginians in retreat. Heroes, one and all,
but.thoy hnd failed.
"Sarge! Sargot Where's our Sarge?"
wo shouted before tho bullets had yet
ceased ilylng.
"Down there!" answered a corporal
whoso left arm hung limp at Ills .side.
"Down thero" was nearest to tho en
emy. Yes, wo found him there, dead
and cold, with half a dozen bullets In
his body. He hnd cotno b.tek to ns to
wipo out tho stain on his soldlerrccord,
and ho had taken the only way to do It.
In tho old days ho had carried two pho
tographs nct to his heart. Now, as
we gave him burial, we found but ono
that of his littlo Nell. Wo laid it on
his breast and folded his hands over It
as wo covered him In. That, and then
w o bow"d our heads and whispered:
"God forgive our poor 'Old Sarge' and
bless his child forevermore!" Chicago
A Dying Soldier's Ht Thoughts of Homo
nnd Ltnc'il Ones.
I thought the soldier at my feet was
dead killed by a fragment of tho same
shell which had rendered me helpless
but ns tho night camo down and tho
dew began to fall life came back to
him. He lay on his back, his whito
face upturned to the heavens, and as I
peered through the gloom I saw that his
eyes were open. Uy and by, as ho
whispered and muttered to himself,
tho smoke of battle which had hung
for hours like a black cloud over that
part of the field floated off before tho
night breeze, and the purple canopy
was studded with bright stars. His
eyes saw them as well as mine, and
presently he cried out in a joyful w ay:
"Den! Little Den! Ah! Thank
God! I was dreaming of him, and I
dreamed tiiatl got homo from the war
to find him lying in his coflin. 1 wept
over him and called him by name, but
ho w as dead. Kiss me, Denny! Thank
God, that was only a dream!"
Ho was talking to ono of tho bright
stars above him.
"And that's Nan!" he wont on, after
a minute. "I dreamed of Nan, too; I
was going homo from the war and she
came running to meet me. Her face
was pale and she was weeping, and
when I lifted her up she laid her head
on my shoulders and sobbed. It was
only a dream They haven't been un
kind to my motherless Nan. She is
smiling and happy. My littlo Nan!"
It was only another star. Heaven
was keeping the film of death from his
eyes that ho might see them in his last
hour on earth.
"And there's baby!" he almost shouted
after the pain of his wounds had drawn
a groan of agony. "I remember now,
Nan sobbed and sobbed, nnd Anally
told mo that baby was dead. Poor
motherless babe! It laughed and
crowed when 1 tossed It in my arms.
Were they unkind to ? No! It w as
only a dream! Den and Nan and baby
are all here! They know n"s thank
God, I've got home to them!
An hour later men camo with Ian
terns and stretchers.
"Take him first," I said. "He has
three motherless children."
"His children are orphans'." replied
tho corporal as ho bent over the rigid
form and flashed his light into the half
open eyes. "Tho poor fellow is stiff in
death!" Detroit Free Press.
lie Wanted Something to Hat.
Gen. Forrest, during the lato war,
was onco approached by an Arkansas
man, w ho asked:
'General, when do you reckln' we're
goin' to get something to eat?"
"Eat!" exclaimed the general. "Did
you join tho army merely to got some
thing to cat?"
"Wall, that's about tho size of it."
"Here," calling an oillcer, "give this
man bomcthing to eat, and then have
him shot."
The officer understood the joke, and
"All right, general."
Tho Arkaubas man, exhibiting no
alarm, said:
"Bile mo a ham, cap'n, stow up a
couplo o' chickens, bako two or three
hoe-cakes, fetch a gallon o' so o' butter
milk, and load yer guns. With bich in
ducements, tho man what w ouldn't be
willing to dio Is a blame fool." N. Y.
"Johnny Debs," tho sobriquet given
by tho boldlcrs of tho union army to
confederates during the lato w ar of the
rebellion, is bald to liuvo originated in a
colloquy between pickets. Tho con
federate objected to being dubbed by
tho union soldier as a Johnny Dull in
allusion to tho countenauco given by
Great Britain to tho cause of the seced
ing states, but submitted to Johnny
Itch without protest.
Tun bottlo from which GenB. Sher
man and Johnston took a drink at the
time of tho lattei's surrender is claimed
to bo owned by a Mrs. Jones, of Ra
leigh, N. 0
A. llllnd OlrlN Hl.tnrrnf in Itovclopmont
I'rnm Anrlniit l)y,
"Inglvlng tho hlstdry of tho zither,
from Its remote ancestors down to its
present state of perfection, I Hnd grent
pleasure In describing my favorite In
strument, mill also fool justified by the
fact that, though wo have numerous
nccountsof tho homos and histories of
nearly all tho musical instruments, tho
zither is hardly mentioned among
them, even tho descriptions of Us near
relations, tho modern guitar and tho
old-fashioned lute. Tho zither Is prob
ably of Asiatic origin: tho word being
derived from tho Persian Soh, meaning
thrco and a tar, a. string. Wo might
expect to And tho zither mentioned
with tho harp nnd psaltery of ltlbllcal
times, but as much in those early days
consisted merely in producing loud
tonos, tho softer notes of tho zither did
not (wo may suppose) liguro very gen
erally In those ancient orchestras, but
when this instrument had found its
way to the mora enlightened land of
Greece, where it became a klthcra with
five, and later, with eight strings, It
was far better known nnd appreciated.
We can now imnglno tho fond lover
choosing a kithera toserenndo his lady
fair, first with soft, carcssivo tones,
but by and by, as fervent devotion in
creased, the volume of sound was also
augmented by the use of a plectrum or
"This instrument was first a triangu
lar shape and afterwards that of a
half moon, but its course is not trace
able beyond this poriod. until about A.
D. !'O0. when one existed in the monas
tery of St. Dlastus In tho Black Forest,
Germany. This instrument was de
stroyed in the monastery Are of 170S,
but a tracing, indicating its rudimen
tary character, has been preserved. It
consisted of a long, narrow sounding
board containing nine strings. It was
curved slightly at the back or part
where the strings are longest, while
the fiont, or fingerboard side, was
straight, having also a small, straight
handle protruding from tho left side.
Five centuries later the zither, as it
was called, was known in Venice, the
south of France and parts of England,
but was much better appreciated in
Austria and the Tyrolean Alps a cen
tury or two later. A person standing
in a wide stretch of land and calling to
somo one at a considerable distance
will use for the first syllabic a low, and
for the second iv much higher tone.
Now, from this two-note call tho wild,
fascinating Alpine music has been de
veloped. The zither, with its power of
sustaining notes, can render these jo
dies with an added charm.
"It was natural that the zither should
find a home in tho hearts of these
simple peasant folk, one of whom. Petz
meyer (born in 1S10), with natural
musical ability, did much to make
this instrument more widely known
throughout Europe, by playing his na
tive laendlcrs, or country dances, in
most of its principal cities. At this
time the zither possessed twenty-eight,
and later thirty-three, strings. The
finger-board, or part which contains
frets, formerly possessed three strings
and a whole tone to each fret; but now
it Is enlarged to five strings in length
and two semi-tones in breadth. Final
ly, in the commencement of 1S03, J.
Gcrbel, a zither teacher of New York
City, conceived an idea of constructing
an instrument of .maplewood, with a
spruce sounding board. This has given
the instrument an added fullness of
tone without detracting from its former
sweetness, and it also makes it grow
more melodious with age. It is, there
fore, my hope that this charming little
instrument may become more and more
used, as it can render equally well the
melodies, both gay and sad, of many
nations, and it thus speaks a language
which is understood b' alL" Louise
M. Lei , i i Brooklyn Eagle.
Tho I'tculliir Aiprilnu of homo Pcoplo for
Cortuln Sight und Sounds.
Amatus Lesitanus relates, the case of
a monk who would faint on seeing a
rose and who never quitted his cell at
the monastery while that flower was
blooming. Orflla, a less questionable
authority, tells us of how Vincent, tho
great painter, would swoon upon going
suddenly into a room in which roses
wore blooming, even though he did
not see them. Valtaid tells of an array
officer who was frequently thrown into
violent convulsions by coming in con
tact with the littlo flower known as
the pink. Orflla, our authority on the
case of Vincent, the painter above re
lated, also tells of tho case of a lady
fort3-slx years of age, hale and hearty,
who if present when linseed was being
boiled for any purpose would be seized
with violent fits of coughing, swelling
of tho face and partial loss of reason
for tho ensuing twenty-four hours.
Writing of these peculiar antipathies
and aversions, Montague romiuks that
ho has known men of undoubted cour
age who would much rather face a
shower of cannou balls than to look at
an apple! In Zimmerman s writings
thero is an account of a laity who
could not bear to touch cithef bilk or
satin and who would almost faint if by
accident she should happen to touch
the velvety skin of a peach, lioylo re
cords tho case of a man who would
faint upon hearing tho "swish" of a
broom across tho floor, and of another
with a natural abhorrence for honey.
Hippocrates of old tells of ouo Nicanor
who would always swoon at hearing
tho sound of a flute. Bacon, tho great
Englishman, could not bear to seo a
lunar eclipse and always completely
collapsed upon such occasions, and
Vaughulm, tho gieat Gorman sports
man, who had killed hundreds of wild
boars, would fulnt if ho but got a
glimpse of u roasted pig. Philadelphia
Hitnio Thin); In tho Hnd.
Maud Tho word "homely" Is not
used in tl)u same way In England s It
Is in America. A homely girl there
inea'ns one who iti fond of domestic uiu
roundlngs. Marie Domostlo surroundings aro
tho only things a homoly girl his a
chance of bolng fond of, whether hi
Englnud or America. Llfo.
Crenti Suf-RcUlont for l'omlnlno l'olloTor
nt thci I'nuhlonii.
Very fashionable for dressy occasions
aro cream-white silk gloves stltcho'd
very delicately In black.
Tho nowest belts aro thoso of several
rows of beads hold togothor by bands
of finely chased imitation gold.
A now variation of tho standard navy
bluo costume Is ono trimmed with black
satin and white lace insertion.
Palo bluo Is a favorite shade with tho
Princess May, which accounts for Its
being just now ono of tho most popular
Fashionable blazers and roofers nre
of duck, piquo and Hnon sacking and
have all the fit and finish of a tallor
raado garment.
Never was laco more popular than It
is at the present time. From thirty to
forty yards aro used on a single silk
muslin costume.
A eream-whlto jacket of cloth
trimmed as the wearer may seo fit, to
make It appropriate for the use for
which It is designed, is called tho Eula
lia. It is neck and neck this season be
tween lightweight, delicately colored
wools and silks. Indeed, at the present
moment the former are considered not
only more youthful but more chic than
the latter.
An easy way to freshen up an old
waist is to add a flounce of lace, falling
from tho neck band in straight folda
neatly to the waist line In front, form- j
mg epaulets on tho shoulders and a co'.-
lar In tho back, but kept all in one pieco
Among tho very handsome thin
dresses nre those of gauze brocaded in
flowers. Tho skirts of theso dresses
aro trimmed with valeneiennes lace
ruches, and the waist is formed of
lengthwise puffs of the gauo sepa
rated by valencionnes insertion.
Among tho protty mid-summer
dresses are those of pale ecru batiste in
princess form, fastened to the back.
They are made over slips of pale-yellow
silk and aro shaped to tho figure by tho
narrow lengthwise tucks and trimmed
with drooping bretelles of guipure lace.
The nowest tiling in summer-weight
hop sacking is in admiral blue, cherry
red and silvery cadet blue. These aro
made with a simple Eton jacket and a
bell skirt, somewhat less Uaring than
those skirts have been, with several
shirtwaists of plain China silk in whito
and any colors desired.
Both cotton and linen batistes are in
great favor for mid-summer dresses.
They are trimmed with bands of In
sertion, either of guipuro laco or of
embroidery. Some batistes come in
dress patterns, provided with drawn
work trimming in rows and bands, for
waist, sleeves, collar and belt, and with
the skirt breadths finished with a wide
hem headed with drawn work.
The fancy for round belted waists in
all sorts of elaborate designs is carried
out in various fabrics. Those of chiffon
are just now very popular. Black
chiffon is generally becoming and may
be worn with a skirt of almost any
color. Tho waists aro cither plain or
are trimmed with ecru guipure inser- j
lion. When tho insertion is used tho
chiffon is arranged in perpendicular
puffs with the insertion bands between '
them. Chicago Post.
SomoMUtnkcn ImpcciMiuut About tho Ani
mal. The mountain lion is remarkable for
its wide geographical range. In the .
Adirondacks It is comparatively com-'
mon, and known as the painter among
the woodsmen. In fact, it ranges both ,
continents, from the Straits of Magel-;
Ian north to Canada. In South Amer-1
iea It is known as the puma; in Culifor-1
nla the American lion or cougar, while
the carcajou and catamount are other
titles given to it in various lands.
The American lion, however, is its
true title, as it is the largest cat in this
country, and takes the place of the lion
here. Long, blonder and graceful in
its motions, lithe and powerful.it is
the type of agility and strength, and if
it does not possess t'ne couiago of tho
African cat, it has quite enough, when
hemmed in, to give the hunter a good
Specimens havo been killed In this
country six feet in length, including
the tail and this may be considered the
maximum size, in Mien an animal the
height at the shoulder would bo ubout
two feet and ono or two inches.
A puma was exhibited in San Fran
cisco a few years ago that was nearly
as large as nn African lioness, measur
ing four feet from the tip of the noso
to the root of the tail. In contrasting
tho puma with others, it has been ob
served that its head Is smaller in pro
portion to tho size of tho body than all
other cats, except, perhaps, the leop
ard. The skull is about eight inches long
and five and three-eighths inches wide.
The color of tho pumas is generally of
a uniform reddish brown, becoming
lighter below. There are no jnarkings,
oxcopt In tho young, upon which thero
arc several rows of stripes and bpots on
the back and sides.
The panther has been the subject of
many thrilling adventures in books,
but well authenticated instances of
theso animals voluntarily attacking a
human being are rare, though when
wounded they make a savage resist
bo, too, tho books contain tho ac
counts of the roaraof tho panther when
it was wandering about tho camp ut
night. Pioperly .speaking, the pan
ther's cry is more of a yell, like that of
a human being in pain, than a roar,
and, unless very hungry, It is silent
when in quest of prey. Golden Days.
A lliurtloHH Dud.
First Boy I'm goin' to run away
from home.
Second Boy Been abused?
First Boy Yob. Pop rigged up a
funny monkey, that danced w'en you
turned a big crank, and put it upstulrs
iu tho barn for me. The crank turned
awful hard, but I kept the monkey
dancing all the afternoon; and now
Pve found nut that pop I mil that cvunk
connected with tho grindstone, and he
was down stairs (sharpening every
thing in tho house." Good News.
Sparkling Lomonado. Roll and
ilice half a dozen lomons, put In n
largo pitcher, and pourovor a gallon of
loo water; sweoton. Pour In glasses and
stir In a littlo soda. Harpor's Bazar.
Lady Cabbage Chop somo cab
bage very line, cook In boiling water
ono-half hour. Drain, thon season
highly with salt and popper, a half cup
of milk and ono tablespoonf ul butter.
Cook a fow minutes and servo. Peo
ple's Homo Journal.
Suet Pudding. Ono cup raisins;
ono cup suot, chopped fine; one oup
swoet milk; ono cup bread crumbs,
soaked; two largo apples, chopped fine;
ono cup molnssos; 'two eggs; two tea
spoonfuls cloves; two toaspoonfuls cin
namon; ono of allspice; two of soda;
four cups sifted flour. Doll thrco hours.
Homo Queen.
Vegetable Salad. This is an excel
lent method of using tho remnants of
vegetables left from dinner of the day
boforo the half a dozen slices of boiled
beets, tho two or three boiled potatoes
and onions, tho sauccrful of beans or
green peas. Slico the potatoes and
onions and heap all tho vegetables to
gether upon leaves of lettuce. Pour
over them either a mayonnniso or a
French dressing. Almost any cold vege
table may find a place in this salad.
Huckleberry Wine. F11L a bottlo
o jar with ripo huckleberries, thon
add all tho molasses possible. Cover
tho jar with double muslin tied on
llrmly, and let it stand in a cool placo
till thoroughly fermented, thon cork
tightly. It is a good plan to turn tho
bottles upside down in a box. This
wine is very nico for minco pies and
rich cakes, and the berries aro often
used as currants. Boston Herald.
Cornstarch Cake. Cream one oil
one-half cupfuls of sugar with one-half
cupful of butter. Add ono-hulf a cup
ful of milk. Mix one and one-half cup
ful of flour with one-half cupful of
cornstarch, and sift one nnd one-half
toaspoonfuls of balling powder into it
Then cut nnd fold into tho cako the
stiffly beaten whites of woven eggs.
Flavor to taste. Bake in a moderate
oven with a steady heat. Housekeeper.
Preserves It was once thought
necessary to make a thick preserve in
order to have it keep, but fruit canned
with sugar is now generally liked bet-
ter. If a stiff preserve is wanted, how
ever, weigh the prepared fruit and tako
an equal weight of sugar. Melt tho
latter with a very little water, and
when dissolved, put in the fruit. Let
boil gently ten minutes, or until tho
fruit is clear, then take out the fruit
and boil the juice to a thick jelly; drain
the thin juice from tho berries and
pour over the rich sirup. Seal in glass
cans or in largo jelly glasses. Ohio
Cherry Roly-Poly. Mako a light
biscuit dough and roll half an inch
thick in oblong shape. Place on it a
thick layerof pitted cherries witli some
sugar. Begin at one end and roll up,
pinching in the ends carefully to pro
vent the escape of juice. Lay m a
floured bag large enough to allow it to
swell at least a third in tho boiling,
Boil one-half to two hours according to
size. This is to bo eaten hot and is
best with a swcot hot sauce. Prario
Lemon Pie Mix one-quarter of a
cup of soft cracker crumbs with one
tablespoonful of melted butter; add
one cup of finely chopped apples, tho
juice of two lemons and tho rind of
one. Then mix with two cups of gran
ulated sugar, stirring until it is nearly
dissolved. Beat tho yolks of two eggs
until light. Beat the whites to a stiff
dry froth, then mix the whites and
yolks together. Stir the eggs into tho
other ingredients, mix well, turn into
a pie plate using only an tinder crust,
and bake for twenty-five minutes in a
modern oven. Boston Budget.
Always Keiucmber Tlint Simple Kemodlc
Aro tho Hunt.
"Don't rush to tho drug store and
buy a lot of the fancy lotions and cos
metics when you contract your first
case of sunburn at the seashore," was
the injunction of a beautiful woman
whose face showed but lingering traces
of the glaring redness which had
marked it only the day before. "Let
all those perfumed but trashy mixtures
j alone. Few- of them have any virtues,
many of them aro positively injurious
to tho skin, and not one of them is hot
ter than tho bimple, old-fashioned
remedies that anybody can prepare at
home. If the skin is hot, dry and
smarting with burn, nothing will re
lieve It any more readily than mutton
tallow or x'lain olive oil applied with
tho hands and gently rubbed into
the pores. If the skin will stand
it give it a mild massage with an easy,
upward rub, first bathing the face in
water as hot as ono can stand. There
is nothing like massage for removing
the soreness and burning feeling.
Don't use much soap and beware of
the fancy brands. Tlioy aro nearly all
Irritating. Don't bcrateh tho itching
places; rub gently and bo careful that
the nails don't como in contact with
the skin. As boon as you can stand It
wash tho burned surfaces in tepid
water to which tho jnice of a lemon
has been added. Lemon juice is a great
cleanser, and Is, besides that, a won
derful tonic for the flesh und skin.
Andiomembor this, that while sun
burn is painful and annoying, it is also
a great improver of complexions, It
omnlnatos blotches nnd pimples,
smooths out rough places, nail clears
the way for hotter skins. It is Dame
Natuio's way of putting new velvet
and fiesh rbses into the faces of her
children." Chicago Tribune.
X'uhIiIiik Tmdo.
It is not alono In America that bar
bers show extraordinary persistence
anil Ingenuity in pressing their wares
upon customers. An American who
has been traveling In France relates
that In Paris the burbor who was shav
ing him stepped two or three times upon
the side of his foot.
At lust tho customer called out:
"Plcuso don't do that anymore! 1
havo a corn."
'.'Euictly what I was trying to find
out, monsieur," said tho barber, bland
ly. "Wo havo an excellent preparation
for removing corns, for sale at ono
franc per bottlal" Youth's Companion.
Colorado's farm products havo al
ready run up to $00,000,000 n year, Iti
cattle product to $31, 000,000, its coal
product to $""15,000,000, and Us manufac
turing product to $70,000,000, though
but a tenth of tho land Is under culti
vation, while the etittro motnl output
of tho state, according to tho last cen
sus, was only $r0,000,000. Boston Her
ald. Tlio idea has been suggested that
In certain well-known conditions of
hysteria n judiciously administered
pinch of snuff might havo a beneficial
effect. Familiar to every ono is tho
perverscness with which such hyster
ical attacks resist ordinary remedies,
nnd it seems not improbable that somo
of them might be curtailed by a poriod
of vigorous sneezing.
The growth of tho orango Industry
In Florida h-s Inereased from a produc
tion of OOO.OtIO boxes in 1S85 to .1,000,000
for the season just closed, nnd accord
ing to conservative estimates the com
ing crop will bo fully B.000,000 boxes, of
which over 1.000,000 will be marketed.
The average price received by growers
the past season was $1.01 per box.
Jacksonville J6urnal of Commerce.
It is announced that a remarkable
new Medar.i, or jelly fish, has been
found to occur In Lako Tanganyika,
Africa, a "fresh-water" lake, though,
wo believe, the water is slightly brack
ish. It is entirely different from tho
jelly fish found living a fow years ago
in the Victoria Lily-tank of the Kow
Gardens, nt London, and represents a
distinct family, whoso oxact position
is unknown.
Analysis of the air, water and soil
of Splt7bergon has brought to light the
extraordinary poverty of these regions
in bacteria. While tho air of the
streets of Paris contains on an average
51,000 bacteria, that of the Arctic Sea
contains only three per cubic meter.
As to the water of Spltzborgcn, not
only is it devoid of any pathogenic
micro-organisms whatever, but all ba
cilli aro absent. Popular Science News,
Another most valuable series of in
vestigations In regard to the metal
best adapted for tho construction of
bridges has been made by the Austrian
Society of Engineers. Some SlU me
chnntcal tests were made by the com
mittee having the matter in hand to
determine the quality of wrought iron,
of basic. Bessemer and basic open
hearth steel, the conclusion being that
the latter excels all the others in re
sistance to meelnuiic.il attack and dis
tortion. N. Y. Si.
In the human body there is said to
be more than 2,000,000 perspiration
glands communicating with the sur
face by ducts, having a total length of
some ten miles. The blood contains
millions of millions of corpuscles, each
a structure in itself. The number of
rods in the retina, supposed to be tho
ultimate recipient of light, is esti
mated at T.0.O0O.00O. A German scien
tist has calculated that the gray mat
ter of the brain is built of at least 000,
000.000 colls.
The cough or puff of a railway
engine is due to the abrupt emission of
waste steam tip the chimney. When
moving 'slowly the coughs can, of
course, be hoard following each other
quite distinctly, but when speed is put
on the puffs come out one after tho
other much more rapidly, and when
eighteen coughs a second nre produced
they cannot be separately distinguished
by the ear. A locomotive running at
the rato of nearly seventy miles an
hour gives out twenty puffs of steam
overv second, that is, ten for each of
its two cylinders.
Nocturnal creatures aro generally
supposed not to see well in the day
light, but facts collected are gradually
dispelling tho idea. It is well known
that felines, which see well by night,
seem to be able to see quite as w ell by
day, and this is being found true of
many other creatures. The bat sees
admirably "by daytime, as any ono can
ascertain by threatening it with a
twig. The owl, also, has first-rate day
sight. Night-flying Lepidoptera, when
disturbed in their places of refuge dur
ing the day, have no difficulty in seeing
nt once where is the nearest and best
places for a temporary refuge. N. Y.
"Septic tonsilitis," a sort of diph
theritic sore throat, has been very
prevalent in Loudon just lately, and
the suggestion is made that the wood
pavements aro the cause of the dis
ease. The vegetable fiber of the wood
absoibs a great deal of matter that no
surface cleaning can remove and tho
water carts produce on the streets a
solution of manure and other impuri
ties. In the recent spell of hot weather
this has been converted Into dust and
blown into the eyes, noses and throats
,ft tho public. Tne only suggestion ol
a remedy is to sprinkle the streets with
water and a disinfectant.
If we look Intently at a bright stat
wo notice that the color and intensity
of the light Is constantly changing
from brilliancy to almost total obscur
ity, and from bright red to bluo,
orango, yellow, etc. This is tho phe
nomenon usually spoken of as the
"twinkling" or scintillation of the
stars. The "twinkling" will bo no
ticed more plainly when the star is
near tho horizon, and will diminish in
intensity as it rises until it is uear the
zenith, at which time tho twinkling is
bcaicoiy noiiceaoie. it must ou con
fessed that this twinkling has never
been explained to the satisfaction of
all investigators. However, it is gen
erally believed to bo duo to controlling
causes within tho earth's atmosphere.
That the cause may be looked for
within tho bolt of air that surrounds
our planet (to particles of vapor, dust,
etc.) may bo in Tor rod from tho fuct
that the planets never exhibit tho
characteristic twMikllng so noticeable
in the star. One reason for this is tho
size (apparent) of the planets. Tin
planets each show u sensible disk oven
to the ii'iko.1 eye, while the strongest
Instrument in tlio world only hIiqwi
tho. stars us bjlug mare points of light.
This being tho cusj. any foreign sub
sUinee in tlio atmosphere would mo
ui'iutarily hide the light and muke tut
i siur itjj'uur iu vwiuiviu
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