"Vo It and
Stick to It."
If you are sick and discouraged'with im
pure blood, catarrh or rheumatism, take
Hood's Sarsaparilla faithfully and persis
tently, and you -will soon have a cure.
This medicine has cured thousands of
others and it -will do the same for you.
A Remarkable King.
Mrs. William Astor has discovered a
wohderful Egyptian snake ring, which
literally writhes In constant movement
on her finger. The ring is constructed
of flexible gold wire, In which a ruby
an emerald or an amethyst Is firmly
aet. The slightest movement of the
fingers sets the wires quivering, and
the ring scintillates and seems to go
round and round the finger with a
weird, serpentine movement.
LilKo Finding money.
The use of the Endless Chain Starob
Book In the purchase of "Red Cross" and
''Hublnger's Best" staroh, makes It just
like finding money. Why, for only 5o you
are enabled to get one large 100 package
of -'Red Cross" starch, one large 10c pack
age of "Hublnger's Best" starch, with the
premiums, two Shakespeare panels, print
ed In twelve beautiful colors, or one Twen
tieth Century Girl Calendar, embossed In
gold. Ask your grocer for this staroh and
obtain the beautiful Christmas presents free
There are three crimes which, no
matter what may be the degree of their
venality, are regarded by the world as
venal. They are lying at poker, smug
gling, and understating the age of a
1-year-old child. Where breathes the
mother who will not fudge a little
when It comes to the question of pay
ing B cents for her boy or stealing
for him a free ride? If the boy be
large for his years, her period of men
dacity lasts but a short time, but If he
be undersized her equivocation ex
tends far Into the seventh year. Such
a mother never hands more than a
nickel to the conductor when she and
Tommy travel together; he might
teep a dime for the two, or take change
out of a quarter. The railroad com
panies are beaten out of many thou
sands of dollars by the darling mothers
who cannot see more than four years
when paying fares.—New York Press.
AQl<l LANG syne.
Who can say, after reading the fol
lowing, taken from the Baltimore
News, that man's memory for feminine
wear is not discriminating and ac
curate. A southern family, not over
burdened with wealth, was blessed
with six daughters. They were all in
genious—the kind of girls to make a
dress in the midst of fun and chaff, and
dance in it at night. The cleverest
daughter recently made a beautiful
shade for the piano lamp from a pink
evening dress, and trimmed it with
roses from her last summer's hat. The
same evening a young man called on
her, and to low-tuned music they
chatted. "How do you like our new
lamp-shade?" she asked, demurely.
The young man studied it for a mo
ment. "The last time I saw it," he re
plied. "I was dancing with it!"
Sick Women Advised to Seek
Advice of Mrs. Pinkham.
iLETTKR TO MRS. PINKHAM NO. 94,863]
"I had inflammation and falling
of the womb, and inflammation of
ovaries, and was in great pain. 1 took
medicine prescribed by a physician,
but it did me no good. At last I heard
of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Cora
pound, and after using it faithfully I
am thankful to say 1 am a well women.
I would advise all suffering women to
seek advice of Mrs. Pinkham.''— MßS.
G. H. CHAPPELL, GRANT PARK, 111.
" For several years my health was
miserable. I suffered the most dread
ful pains, and was almost on the verge
of insanity. I consulted one of the
best physicians in New York, and he
pronounced my disease a fibroid tumor,
advising an operation without delay,
saying that it was my only chance for
life. Other doctors prescribed strong
and violent medicine, and one said I
was incurable, another told me my
only salvation was galvanic batteries,
which I tried, but nothing relieved me.
One day a friend called and begged me
to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound. I began its use and took
■everal bottles. From the very first
bottle there was a wonderful change
for the better. The tumor has disap
peared entirely and my old spirits have
returned. I heartily recommend your
medicine to all suffering women."—
MRS. VAN CLEFT, 416 SAUNDERS AVE.,
JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS, N. J.
What do the
Don't give them tea or coffee.
Have you tried the new food drink
called GRAIN-0 ? It is delicious
and nourishing and takes tho place
Tho more Grain-0 you give the
children the more health you distrib
ute through their systems. *
Grain-O is made of pure grains,
and when properly prepared tastes
like the choice grades of coffee but
costs about \ as much. All grocers
sell it. 15c. and 25c.
Insist that yonr grocer gives yon GRAIN-O
Accept no Imitation.
fjOR WOMAN'S BENEFIT, f
Much Fur in Winter Millinery.
, It is important to call particular at
tention to the very great use to be
made of fur. Already models trimmed
with fur are on show, and as the sea
son advances fur trimmings will con
stitute a very important feature in
millinery. Draperies are made of
squares of sable,astrakhan or seal, and
the same will be employed for cover
ing toques aud capotes. Sable tails
and heads and also fancy heads made
of other fur will ofieu figure in the
decoration of felt au i velvet covered
Lmiir nn of Spulint? Wax.
Postal stamps have long bad a lan
guage, aud now comes some one who
claims to translate the subtle mean
ings of sealiug wax. Business letters
should bo sealed with red, friendly
letters with gray. To your sweetheart
you devote blue, in token of con
stancy, unless you wish to hint that
you have or think you have cause for
jealousy, when you will use yellow.
A reply to a wedding invitation should
be sealed with white, and a letter of
coudolence or a death call for black
or violet. A dinner invitation may be
sealed with coffee colored wax, aud
when a man gets a letter sealed with
green from the girl be admires, he may
feel that she shyly bids him hope.
Winter fonts and Wrnpn.
The coats and wraps for fall and
winter offer a wide latitude to the
woman who seeks for individuality in
her appeal auce. It is a laudable de
sire uot to look like one's neighbor,
aud this end may be accomplished
even with the ready made coat, that
garment with which, if it be well cut
and made, our only quarrel is that
there are so many others just like it.
Its buttons may be removed aud oth
ers substituted from among the many
handsome fanciful ones which are
such a feature of fashion just now,
and the difference in the quality of
the buttons will give the coat t.ii in
dividuality which will distinguish it
from others to be seen in the shops.
—Ladies' Home Journal.
A Much Needed Pocket.
The womau who would invent a
practical pocket for the present style
of dress would be looked upon as a
great benefactor of her fasbion
ruled sex. Handkerchief pockethooks
have been extensively advertised, but
they do not meet the want. Old-fash
ioned aud modern reticules have been
introduced, but the averagejwoman
still has her handkerchief to dispose
of without any conveuieut method in
sight. Pockets in inside skirts will
not do, and tho practice of carrying
the dainty squares of linen and lace
up the sleeves has its disadvantages,
not to mention the possibility of loss.
Thus the problem stands, with the
probability of the sheath skirt as the
leader for fall aud winter, aud uot a
ghost of a chauce for a pocket auy
When Going to Bed.
Nil matter how busy one may be, it
is quite possible always to attend to
one's toilet at night. One should not
simply drop her clothes aud tumble
into bed, else neither one's self nor
tho clothes will look attractive in the
morning. Have plenty of hot water
and a dash of eau de Cologne, anil
give your face a thorough laving. The
result will be as refreshing as au
hour's sleep. Brush the hair for 20
miuutds. It will be glossier aud
thicker for the trouble, aud your
nerves will be soothed by tho process.
Theu, after tho exercise, robo yourself
iu a warm dressing gown aud drink a
glass of hot milk, weak cocoa or even
hot water, eating a biscuit or bit of
toast if you like. When tho small
supper is finished you will bo ready
to go to sleep without uny insomnia
cure, and in tho morning you will
waken refreshed aud thoroughly iu
good humor with yourself and with
■ire world. —Woman's Life.
Tableaux In Daylight.
An exceedingly successful little en
tertainment was given by an artistic
and socially prominent womau not
loug ago which distinctly introduced
a uovel way of showing living por
traits. The idea, which was due to
the suggestion of an artist who has al
ways the courage of his convictions,
was to show tableaux iu daylight in an
ordinary drawing room. Far from
being crude aud harsh, as would be
nut trally supposed, the illusion was
marvellous. In fact, if any cue ha i
entered the room not knowing that a
living person stood in the frame, he
would have taken the picture for a
fine old masterpiece.
The celebrated artist who producid
this effect and posed the picture ob
tained his really wonderful results iu
the following simple maimer; A
shaded corner of the room was select
ed, and the walls back of a large gilt
frame, which was placed at an angle,
were hung with black muslin. This
formed a sort of box of luminous dark
ness, so to speak, the sides, top aud
bottom of the space around tho frame
being draped with rich stuffs. In
front of the frame was stretched a veil
of thick black net, and this was all
the preparation rende or needed. The
rest of the room was left in the usual
every day light. Of course, all the
artistic after effect was due to the
masterly posing and draping of the
subjects, the prettiest of which was a
tiny, dimpled little infanta of Spain,
dressed in the quaint old brocade worn
by the little maids of high rank in the
time of Velasquez.—New York Trib
Art of Diving Writ.
Fortunately for most of us, riches
•ra not needed to master this accom
pllsbmenr, but It is a wise woman, •
very wise woman, who knows how to
make the very best of everything
which comes her way.
The woman who "makes the best of
things" bus a home in every sense of
the word. Her house is furnished in
such away that no great amount of
work is necessary to keep it in per
fect order. The burden of many a
housekeeper will be lightened as soon
I as she reali es the beauty of simplicity
| in rooms which are in constant use.
Heavy draperies and upholstered fur
niture will keep one pair of hands
busy freeing them from dust.
As a rule there is but one maid in
the house of this woman who knows
how to live well, but she has been
taught that to always appear iu one's
best is uu accomplishment, and con
I sequently dons a snowy apron before
I leaving the kitchen to answer a riug
at the door, fehe does not work all
the time, her mistress has things so
systemized that a few hours a day are
hers to do as she pleases. The kitchen
has all the little couvenciences so nec
essary for that domain, l'ots and pans
in plenty. Hot water always ready
for a cup of tea to be made in a hurry,
and nobody can get tired or cross by
having to wait.
It is a delight to be a guest in such
a home. You will find each little de
tail complete. Your choice of a smooth
or rough towel, castile soup or a scent
ed bar, big washcloth in the bathroom
or a small one, aud,best of all,a tooth
• rush to take the place of the one you
left at home. Pins of all sizes and
sorts you will find on your dressing
table; all the little details so carefully
looked after that the mistress of the
' house is not disturbed at your com
ing, or yon so uncomfortable that you
long to be home. So many women
neglect these little details in house
keeping, and for an excuse claim that
these little comforts are expensive; it
is not so; they cost a mere trifle. It is
simply the lack of thought and not ol
money that is responsible for so raauy
upset, shiftless households.
•The woman who knows how to live
well makes everything count. She
sees possibilities in everything, and,
best of all, can carry the ideas out.
Even an old lace curtain, with ragged,
sorrowful lookiug edges has possibil
! ities to her eyes. It is not relegated
| to the attic or given to the ashmun,ah
no. The worn edges are trimmed off,
' it is cut down to fit a smaller window
or perhaps made into a dainty table
cover. Her income is not half as
large as a friend's, and yet she has
gathered about her all these little con
veniences that add so much to the
pleasure and comfort of home life.
The woman who knows how to live
well is so thoroughly mistress of hej
home and all its little details that she
never worries the rest of her family
with the little ups and downs. She
has tact—tact in great bucketfuls; she
avoids the discussion of domestic af
fairs at the table. Negligeut servants
or a burned steak are not pleasant
topics for dinner, and what man wants
to come from a busy office to be bur
dened and bored with household
The women who understand the
art of living well are few and far be
tween. If you realize you are not
among the number, go and learn of
her who is. Life's so short and most
of its misery we ourselves are to be
blamed for. To be happy is to make
others happy. But chapters of advice
have been written and no doubt it
will be so in the end. We seldom
heed and usually find out when it is
too late..—San Francisco Call.
fileanins:* from tho Shop*.
Lizard brooch pins set with olivines
Two-toned velvet, in which white
furnishes the relief.
Many plaid, spotted and shot wool
en shirt waists for girls.
New assortments of peau de soie,
taffeta and satin shirt waists,
j Many broad sash ribbons on white
grounds with colored figures.
Medium-sized velvet hats effectively
draped with fringed silk scarfs.
! Broad displays of brocaded silks in
! rich floral effects for evening gowns,
j Shoulder capes of accordion plaited
chiffon trimmed lavishly with lace for
; evening wear.
Black Venetian and broadcloth tail
ored suits trimmed with silk braid in
| fancy patterns.
! Gowns of beige cloth trimmed with
stitched hands of brown velvet, witb
guimpe and sleeves of white taffeta.
Large, effectively trimmed picture
hats composed of velvet in com! ina
tion with long ostrich plumes,malines
Bolero jackets fashioned from vel
j vet in monotone shadings enriched by
variously colored spangles edged with
| deep chenille fringe.
Many dress patterns and robes show*
I iug a tastefully designed woven bor
der, either iu self or some contrnstiug
j shade. —Dry Goods Economist.
The Hithlt of Wearing SpnctaoTpM.
"It is a singular and grotesque
fact," said an eye specialist of this
city, "that a great many uneducated
people get into the spectacle habit
without any need whatever for wear
; iug glasses. Take, for instance, a
, mau whoso eyes become a little in
flamed from exposure to the sun or
; some other cause. His sight is all
right, and what he really needs is a
soothing lotion of some sort to allay
the irritation of the membrane. Very
i frequently, however, he will imagine
j that ho requires a pair of spectacles
and will buy them at the cheapest
place he can find, without the slight
est regard to tho suitability of the
lenses. In nine cases out of ten it is
almost impossible for him to see
through the thiugß, but he will wear
them at much as he can, believing
that his eyes are being benefited.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING BY MAIL.
We have made preparations
lgr for taking care of the wants
yr of our two million customers
who live in every portion of
Our 304 page Catalogue is
LrmCMJuOtt full of suggestions abou.
■Hngßgl everything to Eat, Wear aod
Use, and offers particular
Bookcases, Bicycles, Brass
Goods, Cabinets, Candles;
China Closets, Cigars, Clocks.
Quaramtud Watch** Couches, Commodes. Desks,
69c. to 975.00. Draperies, Fancy cft airs.
Fancy Tables. Fountain Pens,
Jkerchiefs. Jewelry. Mufflers,
Lamps, Musical Instruments,
Neckties, Ornaments. Pocket
Knives, Pictures, Kockers.
r (Mtf?: Shoes, Silverware, Sterling
/EHfglTMi Silver Novelties, Stools,
Tables, Watches, etc.
JP| ' Our IMhograbhed Catalogue
shoms Carpets, Pugs, Portieres,
(U— f* Art Squares and Lace Curtains
in their real colors. Carpets
Oak or Mahogany tewed J retr, lining furnished
Desk, 53.95. free, and fr eightprepaid.
eOur Made-to-Urder Cloth in a
Catalogue with samples of cloth
attach'd offers Suits and Over
coats from $5 95 to $20.00. Ex
pressage paid on clothing every
where. IVe also issue a special
Catalogue of Pianos, Organs,
Sewing Machines and Bicycles.
We will make your Christ
mas buying more satisfactory
than J t has ever been before.
J. H. A Son Flour, Which Catalogue do you
Per Barrel, 53.50. want ? Address this way;
JULIUS HINES St SOX.
BALTIMOBE, MU. Dept. 31a
Pfso's Cure cured me of a Throat aud I-ting
trouble of three years' standing.— E. CaoY,
Huntington, Ind., Nov. 12, 18U4.
When They Grew Up.
Bobby—"l think Tommy Jones Is
the meanest boy I ever knew." Mam
ma—"What has Tommy been doing
now?" Bobby—"l said I was going to
be a poet when I grew up, and he said
he'd be an editor, and wouldn't print
any ot my poems unless I'd be his
horse every time."—Harper's Bazar.
Save tike Nickels.
From saving, comes having. Ask your
grooor how you can save 15c by iuvesllng
50. He can tell you just how you can get
one large 10c package of "Red Cross"
starch, one large 100 package of "fiubin
ger's Best" starch, with the premiums, two
beautiful Shakespeare panels, prin id In
twelve beautiful colors, or one Twentieth
Century Girl Cnlendnr, all for sc. Ask your
grocer tor this starch and obtain these
beautiful Christmas presents free.
Destined to Become a Great Agricul
tural and Mining Country.
The hope of Russia in developing Si
beria is that the harvests of the gi
gantic province will supply Russian
grain needs. The efforts, therefore, re
cently put forth toward attracting Si
berian immigrants have been great, hut
It appears that the province is worthy
of such inducements. Its five million
square miles have at present a popula
tion ot four million people, but, owing
to Russian energy, last year's addition
amounted to no less than four hundred
thousand persons. Mr. Monaghan,
United States consul at Chemnitz, Ger
many, reports to the state deparement
at Washington, that this movement is
unaqualed anywhere except in the rec
ords of past immigration into the
United States. He says that Siberia,
long looked upon as a barren waste, is
destined to he one of the world's rich
est and most productive sections. "In
northern France wheat ripens in 137
days; in Siberia, in 107 days. Even
strong night frosts do not injure the
young seed. I may add that oats re
quire in Siberia and the Amur country
only 7G days, and in the regions of the
Yenisei only 107. The frost period lasts
only 97 days in the Irkutsk country.
Speaking of the Yenisei, it may not be
known that ten steamers carry the mail
regularly on that river. The Obi has
already a hundred steamers and two
hurdred tugs in service. As to the
other important development in Si
beria, namely, mining, Mr. Monaghan
reports that between Tomask and Kuz
nesk there lie over twenty-three thou
sand square miles of coal lands which
have never been touched. The iron
mines are particularly good in quality,
yielding as high as 60 per cent. In
eastern Siberia alone there are over
four hundred places yielding gold.
Here ror the English Arm;.
The purchase of a large number of
horses in the United States for the use
of the English army in south Africa is
made necessary by the fact that even
with the elaborate horse registration
system ih force in Great Britain it is
Impossible to secure all the animals
needed for immediate service at home.
In time of peace the military estab
lishment of England requires for its
use a total of 13,599 horses. In time
of war this total jumps at once to 28,-
749. Horse buyers for the army are
now at work, not only in this country
but also in Canada, in Australia, and
in Austria. Under the present arrange
ment in Great Britain a sort of horse
militia is kept always at the disposal
of the government in time of war. Per
sons having a number of horses at
their disposal apply to the war depart
ment, which sends an officer to exam
ine them. Such horses as are found
suitable are registered and a price set
upon them. Their owners agree to
hold them always ready at the call
of the government and receive In re
turn an annual subsidy of $2.50 a
horse. Under this provision 14,000
horses are registered, but even with
this large supply upon which they may
draw It has been found necessary to go
abroad for a majority of the heavy
draft and artillerv horses
Tho best remedy for
ft ° Coughs,Colds,Grippe,
S V IT U D Bronchitis, lloarse-
J ■ nei>, .Asthma, Whooping
cough, Croup. Small doses ; quick, sure results.
JUr. Bull's Puts cure Con s/ipatwn. Trial, so for jc.
Bring your children up on It
fOR THE HOUSEWIVES*
Care of a Cellar.
A pailful of unslacked lime in a eel*
iar will overcome slight dampness.
As soon as it is reduced to fine pow
der it should be replaced by fresh
lime. Cellar windows should not b
closed until there is actual danger ol
frost, as vegetables will sprout unless
they are kept in a c ol place. A clean,
dry cellar is not only necessary in or*
der to preserve vegetables and fruit,
which may be store I there, but as a
safeguard against sickuess in the
Art or Making Candles.
Among the lost industries of rural
Long Island life is the art of making
bay berry candlej, for which there is
now a certaiu demand from those who
are fond of collecting souvenirs of the
past. Occasionally a farme.'a wife
will still be found who has kept her
mother's moulds ami whounderstauds
the process of collecting the clear
green wax from the little whitish ber
ries that cluster so thichly around tho
twigs of the low, scrubby bay bushes.
Every one knows the delightfully re
freshing odor of the bay when made
into a toilet article, aud the candles
have the same sceut,only fainter. The
process of obtaining the wax is easy
and is wo th trying, as it consists
merely in boiliug the berries in a cop
per kettle and skimming the scum as
it rises. The scum is the wax, aud it
should he boiled a second time to re
fine it. After cooling, it can be melt
ed and poured into the moulds. The
color is an aesthetic green, which is
doubtless helped by boiling it in cop
Unlqun Wall Decoration*.
Walls hung with lace for a drawing
room or boudoir have a lovely effect,
and this kind of decoration is not
necessarily expensive. The designs
which are now carried out in Notting
ham net are iude-c.ibably effective on
a wall over a plain-colored paper.
Ferns, garlands and every sort of ex
quisite patterns may be purchased,
and by utilizing the borders panels of
great beauty may be constructed aud
framed in with narrow strips of gold
moulding. A plain pink boudoir,
with walls doue in this way, where
Dresden china ornaments and water
colors are used on the furnishings,
would be most effective. The curtains
would naturally be of tho same lace,
aud their effect might be enhnnced by
u drapery of soft chiua Bilk of the same
pale tint as the walls, while the floor
could be covered by a light sage greon
"filling' and white fur for rugs.
(Quaint effects in the way of faintly
tinted brocade-covered sofas and
chairs, buhl tables aud flowerH, grow
ing everywhere, seem a natural com
plement to the rest of the room.
In a small house a drawing-room
might be treated in this way and the
adjoining dining-room hung with the
French woven tapestries which ure
now so truly artistic in design and
coloring. As these are also in light
tints they would accord perfectly with
the delicate effect of the other room,
while their solidity would be appro
priate for the less frivolous atmos
phere of a dining room. If exactly
the l ight tint were chosen, it would
be pretty to have all the wood wo k
in the dining room stained green.
TTie staiu, which should be light leaf
green, should be applied to the nat
ural wood (one coat will I e sufficient),
and then varnish with a filler, sand
papered, and finally rubbed wilh oil.
This gives the soft finish which is so
desirable. The chairs and table could
be treated in the same way, for by a
special arrangoment with a furniture
dealer any urtie.es of furniture may
be procured dire tly from the factory
without beiug varnished.
Faked Parsnips —Peel and cook in
boiliug salted water with a teaspoon*
ful of butter; drain, cut in small por
tion-, clip iu egg, then iu flour, put a
dice of butter on each and l ake io a
deep yellow crust.
Potatoes Served with Cheese —Four
large cold potatoes chopped due and
sprinkled with a saltspoonful of salt;
allow one ] iut of seasoned white
sauce to which has been added four
tablespoonfuls of grated cheese; mix
with potatoes, turn into a buttered
baking dish aud brown in a quick
Fricaseed Eggs —Put two table
spoonfuls of butter into a hot skillet,
and when melted add one ta'flespoou
fill of flour, a sprig of chopped pars
ley, half a piut of highly seasoned i
stock and half a dozen chopped mush-!
rooms; stir constantly aud simmer for]
Ave minutes before adding six hard
boiled .eggs sliced, Boil up once and ]
serve. Garnish with parsley.
White Icing for Cake—Sift half |
pound of powdered sugar into a bowl, ]
add the whites of two eggs, stir five
minutes, add a few drops of lemon
juice, beat well with a small wooden
spoon for five minutes, then pour it
over the cake. Set the cake for a few
minutes in a slow oven, remove and
set aside to cool. A few drops of
pink coloring may be added to this
icing, if it is desired to make pink
icing by this recipe.
Chartreuse of Chicken—Chop fine
two teuciipfuls of cold chicken; add
0110 tablespoouful of onion juice, two
thirds of a tottspoonful of salt, one
fourth of a teaspoon.'ul of white pep
per and yolks of two e?gs. Mix well
and add two tablespoonfuls of tomato
sauce. Line a deep mould with plain
boiled rice about half an inch thick,
fill with mixture, cover with rice;
then put cover ou mould, set iu
steamer and cook one hoar; serve
with tomato sauce.
While the infant mortality in Sweden
aud Norway is not over 11 per cent.,
it rises in the German empire to 22,
and in tho Bavarian highlands to 45
Some grocers are so short sighted as to decline to
keep the Ivory Soap, claiming it does not pay as much
profit as inferior qualities do, so if your regular grocer
refuses to get it for you, there are undoubtedly others
who recognize the fact that the increased volume of
business done by reason of keeping the best articles
more than compensates for the smaller profit, and will
take pleasure in getting it for you.
A Pathetic Kxpcrlenoe.
John W. Page, of Stokes, Pitt county, I
who was in town on Friday to consult!
Congressman John H. Small, has had '
quite a romantic and pathetic expert- j
enee with his son, Alphonso C. Page.
Alplionso ran away from home six
years ago and enlisted in the navy un-:
der the assumed name of George W.
Pollard, and gave John W. Pollard as
his father's name. He served in the !
Spanish war, and later was ordered to I
the Philippines, where he was promot
ed to chief master-at-arms in the j
marine service. And although the i
father has not heard from his son for;
over a year, since May there has been !
an unclaimed letter lying in the Green- !
ville postofflce, addressed to John W.
Pollard, and stamped upon it the name I
of XI. S. steamship Monadnock and the!
government frank. By some means it |
was supposed to be intended for Mr.
Page; and he was notified to call and
open it. This he did, and it proved j
to be a letter from Commander Nich-1
ols, of the Monadnock, dated April 1,1
1899, informing him of the death of his I
son in the hospital. The letter was l
complimentary to the young man, and
stated there was $l5O to his credit on :
the ship's books. Mr. Page came to
town to see J. H. Small, to whom he
made the above statement, and Mr.
Small at once took steps to procure the
money and if possible to have the body
returned to Page's old home.—Wash
ington (N. C.) Gazette.
For a Census of tlio World.
The present estimates of the total 1
population of the world vary from
1,000,000,000 to 2,000,000,000, and thr
Royal Geographical Society of England
thinks it is high time that the people
are counted. It believes a count, or at I
least an accurate estimate, possible
even in savage and uncivilized coun- ■
tries, Russia having completed a sue- j
cessful census in Siberia and England '
one in India. It proposes the forma
tion of an international organization
to take in charge the work of a world
The Russian Minister of Railways
lias prepared a time table showing
that when the Trans-Siberian Railunv
is finished the journey around the
world can be made in 33 days.
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