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Hit, bnt Not Killed by a Cannon Ball.
A unique distinction belongs to Sir Ttobert Rawltnson, K. C. B.—that of be ing the only soldier who has been knocked out of the saddle by a cannon ball without being killed. The ldenti cal forty-two-pound shot Is preserved by Lady Rawllnsou as an Interesting relic. At the Crimea Sir Robert was riding with a group of artillery officers ■when he announced his Intention of turning back. At this moment a shot 1 from the Russian lines came whizzing along In front of him, cutting the reins and pommel of the saddle, and wedg lug a steel purse with terrific force against the rider's hip-bone. CATARRH CURED j Troubled For Two Yearn and Health | Very Poor. "I was troubled with catarrh for twe ' years and my health becume very poor. 1 ' heard so much about Hood's Sarsaparilla that I decided to try it and after taking a few bottles I was entirely cured." A. H. McDermmot, 85 Bolton St., Marlboro, Mass. Hood's parilla ' J'he best—in fact the One True Blood Purifier. Hnniri'c B)ille UHr® indigestion, lIUUU S ■lllS biliousness. Price 25c. Meat-Fating and Temper. Mrs. Ernest Hart, who accompanied tier husband In his recent trip around the world, appears to come to the con clusion Lbat meat-eating is bad for the temper. In the "Hospital" she says that in no country is home rendered so ] unhappy and life made so miserable by the ill-temper of those who are obliged to live together as in England. If we compare domestic life and manners in England with those of other countries where meat does not form such an in tegral article of diet, notable Improve ment will be remarked. In less meat eating France urbanity Is the rule of the home; in flsh and rice eating Japan harsh words are unknown, and an ex quisite politeness to one another pre- i vails e?n among the children who play i together m the streets. In Japan I never heard rude, angry words spoken by any but Englishmen. I am strong ly of opinion that the ill-temper of the English is caused In a great measure by a too abundant meat dietary, com bined with a sedentary life. The half oxidized products of albumen circu lating in the blood produce both mental or moral disturbances. The health ful thing to do is to lead an active and unselfish life, on a moderate diet, suf ficient to maintain strength and not in crease weight. Paper In Amoy, China. The annual consumption of paper used In Amoy, China, is said to be near ly $10,000,000. Most of it is of local | manufacture. The Chinese dou't like I foreign-made paper. Ifgt' MEN CALL WOMAN A MYSTERY. So Sho is to Thom—Not so to a Woman. J- A Woman'* Knowledge Saves Mrs. Kbbert From an Operation. -A- A woman understands women as a man never can hopo "inrr * or this reason Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham. of Lynn, \ Mass., now known all over the English-speaking world, *° wor h to help her sex. wffjk,? After long and patient investigation. Mrs. Pinkham 'WjK I IvLßL..confirmed her own conclusions, namely: that seven tJjHf / I eighths of the sufferings of women are due to dis* / I orders of the uterine system. Reasoning on this line, j I 1 \ T TTOpJ® she saw that the only preventive of early breaking I J 1 1\ Y down, was a specific medicine which would act I / 1 I V alone on the female organism. This was why she prepared her excellent Vegetable Compound, which has been such a boon to thousands and thousands of women. If you have headaches chiefly at the top of the head, and are troubled by painful menstrua tion, dizziness, sleeplessness, backache, and that bearing-down feeling, Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound will tone up your whole system. Mas. CUAS. D. EHUKHT, 330 Wood St., Reading, Pa., testifies to the great power of the Compound. "Mrs. Pinkham —I can say that your medicine has cured s***) me of the pains and troubles which I had. My ease was < ijjfj > a very bad one, and puzzled the doctor. My womb had fiv fallen and I had terrible pains in my back and hips. I could hardly walk. My husband went to our fam ily doctor, and he prescribed medicine for me. I found no relief, and grew worse instead of better. i The doctor examined me and wanted to perform an ' Mffica operation, but my husband would not consent. Secing-?j3MBJ the advertisement in the paper, I got a bottle of Lydia MK TBKF E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and before 1 had taken half of the second bottle, I felt like a new wo man. ~ In all I have taken four bottles of your medicine, and can say that I am sntirely cured. I hope that every woman suffering as I did, will follow my ad rice and take your medicine at once." 1 0 s — l ■ §i— I GET THIS GEXI'IXB ARTICI.fvI I ! Walter Baker & Co.'s I. t ßreakfast COCOA; Pure, Delicious, Nutritious. I Costs Less than ONE CENT a cnp. ' ' fie sure that the package bears our Trade-Mark. , , Walter Baker & Co. Limited, j' ^ cs | cr A CENTURY OPtNS"T!u?;I t ,l^'t'o*\N A |WM.VilJEKlw'filMl' 1 '" >iOW THE NATIONAL KLONDIKE MINING AND TRADING CO., N *lw vokkV\ ty' Incorporated with a capital stock of $200,000 has begun its iterations. A solid, conservative company' incorporated by rellabla busli.'ss nieu. which, in addition to Its miniiiu Industrie*, will devote its labors to A Cent ral Merrnntllt- uud Trading IIUMIIICMN throughout tlu> liloutliUe anil Alaskan Mold (It-Ids. Thin company, gotten up to work and to do basine.Hs, now otl erH its slinns to lIM capital Ntock to seeuro the additional capital needed for commercial purpose-. Each aharo coats $6.00. Each share at five dollars Is fully puid up and non-assessable. The first expedition will leavo the East early In January, 1808. To enable all to participate iq the business of the corporation, a limited portion ..f the stock will be sold ou the installment plan, allowing the purchaser to pay for each share one dollar or more as the first payment and to pay the balance in monthly installments, stock being delivered on the payment or the last installment. Send for our bonk references Write to Natlonul Klondike .Tllnlnn and Trad iufiCompaii), 218 and 230 Broadway. N. Y. City. Agents Wanted. Correspondence .Solicited. "Use The Means and Heaven will Give you the Blessing." Never Neglect a Useful Article Like SAPOLIO W HALLS W ff Vegetable sicilian | HAIRRENEWERI n It doesn't cost much, yet it iiN 'I adds wonderfully to the IB 1 looks. It is youth for a few JSTI cents. No gray No dandruff. It'a Plausible, i May—l wonder why Cupid is always represented as a baby ? j Jack—Probably he catches cold and ' meets with an early death, owing to an Insufficient amount of wearing ap : parel. Bo ware of Ointment* for Catarrh That Contain Mercury, as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell aud completely derange tho whole system wliou euteriog it th rough the mucous surface?. Such articles should never be used except ou prescriptions from reputable physicians, as tho damago they will do is ten fold to t.hogood you enn possibly derive from them. Hud's Catarrh Cure manufactured by F. J. Cheney A- Co., Toledo, 0., contains no mercury, and is taken internally, actlug directly upon the blood nnd mucous surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's v atJirrh Luro bo suro to get the genuine. It is taken internally, and is made in Toledo, Ohio, bv F. .1. heney At io. T stimonlnls free. t*r"Sold by Druggists; price. 75c. per bottle. Hall's Family Fills aro the best. There Is n Class of People Who are injured by the use of coffee. Re ■ oeutly there Las been placed in all the grocery stores a new preparation called Oraln-O.msds of pure grains, that takes the place of coffee. The most delicate stomach receives it without distress, and but few can tell it l'rom coffee. It does not cost over one-quarter as much. Children may drink it with great benefit. 15 cts. and cts, per package. Try it. Ask for Uraiu-O. A Curious Superstition. Among the superstitions of the Sen eca Indians was one most beautiful one: When a young maiden died they Imprisoned a young bird until it first began to try its powers of song; and | then, loading it with caresses and mes j sages, they loosed Its bonds over her grave, In the belief that it would not fold Its wing nor close Its eye until It had flown to the spirit-land and de livered Its precious burden of affection to the loved and lost one.—St. Nicholas. Cost of Saluting the Sun. The United States has not a ifartieu ' larly large military establishment—ln fact, it Is regarded as meager for such au extnslve territory—neither has It many posts from which the sun Is sa luted at morning and evening. Still It 1 costs the Government $20,000 annually J for ammunition for the morning aud evening gun, which figures out the ex pense at $r4.7U for each of the UGS days In the year ! I Sin may be ugly but it understands I the art of beauty culture. UNIQUE CORN CARNIVAL. THE PRAIRIE IDEA OF A HARVEST CELEBRATION. Incrculnn* un.l IMcturcnqiia Drroratlnnn Clinic ly Maize—lSoinbitrrim.nt .f Ker nels—Ogculatory Frolics Willi tho Gleaming lied Ears—An Odd lSattlc. Once a year, says an Atchison (Kan sas) letter to the New York Post, tho sunflower State grows enthusiastic over the glory of its corn crop and proceeds to celebrate the harvesting. This city has for the past three years been the centre of the corn celebra tions, and its corn carnival, to which it devotes a day and a night, is one of the unique features of the West. Tho principal point on which the most stress is laid is the decoration of the town, and it is made very beauti ful. The stores nse hundreds of ears of corn in making odd designs that will attract the attention of the passers-by, and there are on the side walks strange creatures .-jade out of the grain that seems impossible to the novice. Tho young ladies make out of the husks the most bewitching bon nets and capes, and wear them through tho day, and the yonng men even get up jackets and hats thut rival those of the fair sex for ingenuity and attrac tiveness. Even the horses are decor ated, and one might think that the town was all in the corn business so generally is the place given up to the festival. The fun comes at night. When the lights are ablaze and the streets are shiuiug in the glory of corn decora tions, the young people—and the old for that matter—go out with pockets full of corn kernels, nnd woe be it to the passer who is not ready to take his own part. Where in the Mardi Gras there is a shower of confection or flowers, here is one of corn, and the haudfuls that are thrown among the crowds soon mnke the streets a crack ling pandemoninm. There is a prize offered to the farmer who will drive down the street with his wagon filled with corn and have any of it left when he arrives at the opposite end. Ho far 110 one has been able to claim the prize. There is license of the fullest sort during the night, and the police are theoretically locked up until morning. With horns and corn the parade goes up and down, laughing and shouting, and the corn decora tions begin to suffer. One after an other they are pulled down and usod to amuse the people, and there nre few stores that have the trouble of taking down their decorations in the morning. The streets become veritable mills for the grinding of the corn, and after the crowd has been on them all the even ing, the corn is ground into flour. Bushels are gathered in the morning, and mauy of the poor are glad to get this corn, for food. The greatest fun is over the red ears, for tho young men insist that the good old custom that they shall be al lowed to kiss the girls under the red ear is still in force—and they abide, by its rules, too. One grain buyer this year bought a large loud of red ears at a fancy price to sell again to the young men, and they were all disposed of. The State has a good right to be proud of the corn this year, for there is a good crop nnd the price is above that of many years. The State Board of Agriculture estimates that there will be 160,000,000 bushels of the yellow grain. One of the interesting contests of the interior of the State was that of the fair where the yellow and white ears had a contest. The silver advo cates were supposed to be the favor ites on the white-corn day, and no one was admitted unless lie brought to the gate a white ear. The corn was piled up, and made several large wagon loads for the poor. The speeches were for the white metal, and the bands played for the orators. Then on the next day the yellow was in the ascend ancy, and the admission w as an ear of the yellow corn, nnd the speakers made talks for the gold standard. This was a day of rejoicing, too, and the excitement ran as high us on the one preceding. The people came from all parts of the country on both days, and the addresses were by the best talent on both sides of the question. Nothing was decided, but the corn was given to the poor, and many n family was glad that there had been tho lively rivalry. The originator of the corn-carnival idea was E. \V. Howe, the author of the "Story of a Country Town" and the writer for the Atchison Globe of popular reflections 011 life and man ners. He proposed an occasion when there should be no speaking, and the corn carnival was the result. Northeastern Kansas, in the vicin ity of Atchison, is the greatest corn region of the West. The fields never know a failure, and the people nre set tlers who own their farms, and have been here for many years. They till the rich bottom lands of the Missouri, nd harvest the crops with regularity mil dispatch. The corn fields that reach away from the highways are among the largest in the nation, and are a beautiful sight in summer. Now they are golden, and have on them the weight of the big ears. A Shaded Cod. The last big fish caught bnt not brought home is reported the Yaquina fishing grounds of Oregon, where L. L. Helm man, of Portland, hooked it; ft weighed forty pounds, was so long he couldn't lift it clear of the ground, and its sides were striped witli all the I colors of the rainbow and some others, beautifully blended. Some one (told Mr. Schumau it was a shaded cod. New York Bun. The Census of the Star*. Th? number of stars pictured 011 the latest, English and German photo graphic atlases is about 68,000.000. , PLENTY Of CROUND TO STAND UN. j World's Population Could lie Huddled Into One of England's Slilres. England to-day contains 30,000,00 C people, but it has trebled its popula tion in the course of a century, inas much as the population was 10,1)00,000 on the accession of the Hanoverian dy nasty. At the time of the Great Revo lution, in 1688, Englmd contained 5,500,000, while London, now 5,500,* 000, contained only 500,000 iuhabi- j tants. It further appears that, the entire 1 population of the country was uudei i a million when the Domestic Book was compiled shortly after the Norman 1 conquest. Other Nations are more or j less amenable to the same principle of increase, and modern ideas of the vast populations of antiquity are far from being correct. In spite of the grossly , exaggerated statistics of Josephus the size of Jerusalem, and the course of its ancient walls, which can easily be traced, prove that the holy city could never have accommodated more thau 100,000 people, while the outer walls i of Rome, still standing, indicate that the ancient population of the Eternal City could not., even its palmy days, have exceeded 1,000,000 people. "Westward the star of civilization takes its course" is confirmed by the history of the ancient world, and set forth iu the rise and fall of the sue- : cessive Empires of China, India, j Assyria, Babylonia, Egypt, Greece and j Rome. The westward trend of the \ Aryan families of Celts, Teutons and Slavs in prehistoric times points to an Eastern origin of the primitive nations, : that gathered strength ns they marched toward the laud of the setting sun, and now it appears highly probably that the bulk of the world's popula- I tion had congregated around the blue waters of the Mediterranean when ' Greece and Rome were in the meridian of their power. The numerical strengthof these nations was not great, and modern ideas of the vast popula tion of the ancient world are more fanciful than real. From the foregoing consideration it would seem that the regular home troops of the British army, numbering about 100,000 men, could find stand ing room on four acres of ground, a space about equal to that of Trafalgar Square, London; while the entire force of volunteers in this country, numbering about 250,000, could he ; accommodated iu Lord's Cricket j ground. The 5,500,000 people in London ! could easily stand in Regent's Park, j while the 10,000,000 of the United j Kingdom could be packed together in j a space within range of a caunon that ! can fire the distance of a mile. The present population of the world ! could stand in Middlesex, while all 1 who' have ever lived since the Christian era could stand iu Yorkshire, and all the inhabitants of the world, reckon- 1 ing from the time of Adam to the present day, could, as far as area is concerned, have found ample room for I standing iu England.—Loudon Tit Bits. Canes Out of Cushion. "Canes are not as much in evidence i now as they were a couple of seasons ago," explained a dealer to a Star re- I porter. "They have simply gone out of fashion temporarily, and as a great proportion of canes were used by those who carried them not because they needed them, but because it was the proper thing to do, there is n tempor ary dullness in the cane market. The business will pick up again, though, and 1" think it will he in the direction of lighter canes. The dude era, which is about going out of existence, unfor tunately for cane manufacturers, turned in on canes. It took the form of exag geration in size and weight, and finally brought into existence a cane that was ridiculous iu size. Then the carica turists got ill their fine work, and they increased it in size tcufold. The comedians on the siage took it up where the caricaturists left it oft' and carried a cane almost as big as a pump stock. Kidieule did the rest, and for a while the cane will be less active. The dude era started the eclipse of the cane. The fellow who follows the dnde docs not wear a cane, because he is differ ent nud has necessarily to do different things. Of course there is 110 let up in the nicer grade of canes, which are carried by gentlemen because they have always carried them and who do not j propose to allow the dude or his sue- ' cessor to interfere with their habits or desires. The fancy cane stick um- ' brellas have also supplanted the cane with many on account of the double purpose for which they can be used. It will be noticed that the hundreds of very young men who carried canes a couple of years ago never carry any now. Many of them gave up the cane because it was 'not ill it' nny more, but j the great majority got out of the habit the moment tliey began riding tile wheel. It is wonderful how many changes 111 things the bicycle lias brought about."—Washington Star. Alligators Nearly Extinct. Two hundred alligators is the rec ord for one Florida hunter so far this season. Vet the legislators of the State refuse to protect what is to most Northern visitors Florida's . greatest natural attraction. Like the beautiful egretH killed off in their J mating season by rapacious hunters : until they are practically extinct, save in the impenetrable parts of the ever glades, the alligator will soon become as much of a curiosity to the native as the egret, is now, or as a wild buffalo j is to a plainsman. Cycling on Ocean Stealing's.' | Cycling 011 board an ocean liner in ' the early morning before the crowd of ! passengers lias turned out 011 deck, is becoming popular. The motion of the ! vessel makes riding delightful iu an ordinary sea, and those who have tried it say a spin 011 land is nothing to a spin on the ocean wave, as it acre. "What makes tlie bride limp so? I didn't know slie was lame." "She's wearing yellow garters for her brides maids—aiul there arc ten of them."— Chicago Daily News. "What are all those ribbons hanging on the chandelier?" "Those are not ribbons; they arc neckties I've pulled off different men when I was learning to ride a wheel."—Chicago Record. "Why are yez decorating, Mrs. Mnr phy?" "Me b'y Denny is coming home the day." "I thought he was sent up for foive years." "Yes, but he got a year off for good belmvoure." "Sure, it must be comfort in' for yez to have a good b'y like that."—Tit-Bits. Mr. Dunham—l have called, sir, to tell yon that your daughter. Miss Fan nie, and I love each other very dearly. I want to ask you for her. Old Mil yuns—Well, you'll have to wait a while. There's no vacancy in the store now that I could put you into.—Cleve land Leader. Haggles—Wo't yer doin'. Weary, wid do tellerseope? Weary—Look in' for work. Haggles—Look in' fer work? Wot fer? Weary—So's I kin avoid it. I wuz jest slzln' up (le houses 'round here tor see ef I can't strike one dnt keeps a gaserlinc can iustid uv a wood pile.—Judge. "I can always distinguish between this vln ordinaire and red ink," said the regular diner at tlie table d'hote. "IIowV" asked the casual customer. "By the label on the bottle," said the regular with a fiendisli grin. This shows the importance of judicious ad vertising.—Judge. Visitor—What! Ho is three months old and you haven't named him yet! Mrs. Wheeler —No! You see, it's this way: I want to name him after my hi cycle, and John insists on naming him after his. I guess wo will have to com promise and uame him after the wheel mother rides—Puck. Mrs. de Temper—l am not happj with my husband. Shall I drive him away? Lawyer- 11 is life is insured in your favor, isn't it? Mrs. de Temper- Yes; I made him do that before wt married. Lawyer—Well, don't drive him ofT. He'll die quicker where he is. —New York Weekly. Irate customer— Sec here! That suit of clothes I l>ought of you yesterday is full of moth holes. Dealer—Das is all recbt, mine frient. Moths neflfer cat cotton, an' von ladies an' shentleraens see dose holes dey knows you vears only high-priced ali-vool goots. —New York Weekly. "Jim made an awful blunder last week." "What was that?" "lie got an invito to Maine Srroggs' wedding, and felt too poor to buy a present. So lie sent a note of regret, which read like this: 'I have been called out ot town. Please excuse my presents.' Cleveland Plain Dealer. Mrs. Blinkly—John, dear, won't you discharge Mary? You know how afraid I am of her. Mr. Blinkly—Certainly. No servant can ever scare me. (A lit tie while after.) Mary—ahem! Mrs. Blinkly has asked me to tell you that she wants to see you after I have gout to the oltice.—Brooklyn Life. "Yesterday," said .Tabson, "I refused a supplicant woman a request for a small sum of money, and in conse quence of my act 1 passed a sleepless night. The tones of her voice were ringing in my airs the whole time." "Your softness of heart does you cred it," said Mabson; "who was the wom an?" "My wife."—Detroit Free Press. "Do you mean to say," asked the vis itor, in horror, "that the gentleman was shot for simply rising and making a motion during a meeting of your de bating society?" "Suttinly," said the Colonel, "hut you must rcraembah. sah, that the motion lie was called down on was made in the direction of his hip pocket. sah."—Detroit Free Press. Mrs. Greene—Tell me, aren't there any expresses running to your town? Mrs. Gray—Of course there are; plenty of them. Why do you ask? Mrs. Greene—My husband has told me that he has seen your husband almost ev ery night 011 his way houie, and lie al ways had more than lie could carry. Boston Transcript. Judge—You admit that you entered the house of the prosecuting witness by the door at - o'clock in the morn ing? Prisoner--Yes, your honor. Judge -What business did you have there at that time of night? Prisoner—l thought It was my own house. Judge—Then why did you, when this lady approach ed, leap through the window, jump into the cistern, and hide yourself? Prisoner—Your honor, 1 thought it was my wife.—Truth. Lady (to manager of employment bu reau)— What nationality is that bright looking, dark-complexioned girl over iu tlie corner? I've addressed her in French, Spanish and Italian, but she doesn't seem to understand either. Man ager (briskly)—-Tried the United States dialect on her? "No, 1 never thought of that." "Perhaps she might under stand you if you did. She was lorn and brought up in New York."—New York World. "My dear madam," said the professor of uiusic, "your daughter has no sense of melody and no iitstinct for time. She couldn't play. And she has no voice; therefore, she cannot expect to sing." "Well, of course." was the com placent reply, "those facts are draw backs, but you can go on giving her lessons, just the same. I don't cure about her performing or singing, as it would,. maybe take her away from home. All 1 want is for her to learn enough to make a comfortable living as a teacher."—Washington Star. CANNIBALS' QUE.TR ACTS. 3uecr Facts iti Kfifunl to tho Practice of Kuting 11 uman Flesh. A manuscript recently discovered in the neighborhood of Cairo gives some interesting information in regard to ?annibalism. For thousands of years the fashion of eating human flesh pre vailed in Cairo and the adjoining coun try. The object, however, was not to I satisfy hunger, but rather to honor the dead. Only the arms and legs were eaten, and, for all we know to the contrary, the remaiuing portions sf the bodies were treated with he mming reverence, says the New York Herald. Taking this established fact as a starting .point, Flinders Petrie, the jminent English archieologist, recent ly set himself to study the psychology Df anthropophagy, and he was soon in possession of several other equally re markable facts. For example, he learned that of every 100 persons who eat human flesh twenty do so with the object of honoring the dead as well as of securing their good will and thus obtaining for themselves perfect hap piness in the next world. Such is the sustoin of the Thibetans, as well as of the Australian and South American aborigines. The Thibetans were es pecially wont to hold most impressive , religious ceremonies while the canni balistic feats were going on. The Samoides do not hesitate to eat j their parents, and in defense of their J conduct they maintain that the dead ; will thus live more happily and alto gether more comfortably in the future life. In ancient times certain tribes invariably ate their deceased friends rod relatives, as they considered that It would be a monstrous thing to aand them over to the tender mer ries of the worms. All cannibals, however, are not actuated by such un- ; selfish motives. According to some writers, many cannibals eat human \ lesh with the object of obtaining di- j :ect benefits thereby. Thus we are j told that nineteen per cent, of them i ;at the most stalwart warriors who fall ; !n battle, with the hope of thus in- ! creasing their own courage, and that !hey also eat dead children with the sbject of thus recovering lost youth. Again, ten per cent, eat their nearest relatives through religious motives, since they hope thue to escape the wrath of the gods. Moreover, five per 3ent. eat human flesh because they ' hope in this manner to punish those whom they are eating. There is room for much further in- | vestigation in this direction, and those who know Mr. Petrie are confident that he will in the near future discov ar many more equally interesting facts regarding cannibalism. WISE WORDS. Ability is a poor man's wealth. Wren. A graceful and honorable old ago is the childhood of immortality.—Pin- i dar. Every action of our lives touches on j some chord that will vibrate in etern ity.—Johu Martin. A noble heart, like the sun, showeth its greatest countenance in its lowest j ustflle.—Sir P. Sidney. Every man is valued in this world as he shows by his conduct that he wishes to be valued.—Bruyere. No man can be provident of his time who is not prudent in the choice yf his company.—Jeremy Taylor. Doing is tho great thing. For if, ; resolutely, people do what is right, in \ time they come to like doing it.— ! Buskin. Hearts may be attracted by assumed qualities, but the affections can only be fixed and retaiued by those that are real.—De Moy. Never forget what a man has said to foil when he was angry. If he has .•barged you with" any thing, you had better look it up.—ll. W. Beeoher. It is continued temperance which mstains the body for the longest pe riod of time, and which most surely oreserves it free from sickness.—W, Humboldt. Providence lias nothing good or iigh in store for one who does not res olutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is tho eternal condition of success.—T. T. Hunger. The Sun and tin* Washington Monument. ' The towering Washington monu- . oieut. solid as it is, cannot resist the J beat of the sun, poured on its southern i ride ou a midsummer's day, without a ; flight bending of tbe gigantic shaft which is rendered perceptible by means of a copper wire, 174 feet long, hang- j lug in the centre of the structure, and carrying a plummet suspended in a vessel of water. At noon in summer the apex of the monument, 550 feet ' above tho ground, is shifted, by ex- ; pansion of the stone, a few hundredths j of an inch toward the north. High winds cause perceptible motions of the | plummet, and in still weather delicate vibrations of the crust of the earth, otherwise unperceived, are registered I by it. An Ico Yacht's An ice yacht lias traveled a mile in ■ one minute aud ten seconds, a running ! horse in one minute and thirty-five 1 and a half seconds, a torpedo boat in one minute aud fifty seconds, a steam j yacht in two minutes, twelve seconds : and a fraction, and a skater on the ice, ; with a favorable wind behind him, in two minutes, twelve seconds and rather a larger fraction. Odd Wedding Present. While a bride and bridegroom-elect were looking over the house they were j to occupy at Woodfords, Me., some workmen arrived with wall paper and a note saying that if the patterns of the paper suited the couple the work men were instructed to paper the house throughout, tho whole to ho taken as a wedding present.—New York Sun. ! KT' r ~""^ S No. 203. P Thisquar ■ ter-sawfd II | 5 |l s3^9s' thistle desk. (Mail orders filled promptly.) We will until anyone, free of all charge®, our new 112 patio Special l ara lojfiie. containing Furniture, Draperies, Lamps, Stove--, Crockery. 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