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- tUMPETITIVE jUNTINC.
" Apecies of peort Wbloh Is Still Pa
lowed in the Adlroedaeka.
Competitive unting is still indulge
in lathe southern Adlrondacks. At
recent meeting in Boonville an orgal
tzation of sportsmen was formed wit
the object of promoting the sport. TI
president of the organzation is B.
Capron, secretary, J. Arch Batemat
and treasurer, Dr. W. S. Seavey.
The 70 members of the organlsatio
are Idivined into two sides and Ec
ward Johnson and C. E. Thompson al
the captains. The schedule of point
this organization has arranged isa
follows: Partridge 10, woodcock 11
:row 50, blackbird 15E hawk 75, cran
200, sperrow 5. dusk 100, deer 101
bear 1000, woodchuck 100, gray squil
rel 25. black squirrel 75, red squirrt
25, chipmunk 15, kingfisher 50, rave
100, rabbit 25, snipe 5, hedgehog 5, rat
One hunt has been bela this fal
and the result was that a large num
ber of birds and squirrels were secured
Chipmunks and squirrels suffered moal
Many partridges were shot also. Th
team under the captaincy of Johnsol
scored 3830 points, while Capt. Thomp
son's men got only 18556 points.
This is the only part of the grea
forest of northern New York in whici
competitive hunting is followed today
Everywhere else the sportsmen havi
come to appreciate the fact that this
kind of amusement results in the wan
ton destruction of a very large numbe:
of wild birds and animals, the greates
number of which are not only harm
less, but also of benefit in one way oe
another to the human race.-New Yort
Traln de Laze for Africa.
Cecil Rhodes is determined tha'
travelers upon his Cape to Cairo rail
way shall not have any cause to comý
plain of lack of comfort while en route
There has just been shipped to Souti
Africa a train de luxe which, so far at
comfort and convenience are con
cerned, cannot be excelled by any rail
way either in England or America. Thi
train comprises a dining saloon, three
ordinary carriages convertible at nigh
into sleepers, one carriage containing
smoking-room, library, cardroom, but
let and observation platformh at the
rear, and a combined postal and lug
gage wagon. Each coach measures 51
feet in length, and, being suspended of
bogie wheels, the maximum of comfor
and smoothness in running is attainet
with an absence of vibration.-Londo,
Georgia farmers and planters are ap
pealing to negroes to help them witl
their turpentine getting. Builders o
new cotton mills are greatly concernet
as to where they will get hands to rut
Our Presidents' Danger.
All of the presidents of the United state
have been in the habit of mingling freely will
the people, but the danger of this prooedur
was very emphatically pointed out in the tra
gedy of a few months ago. It is also danger
ous to trile with unknown medicinee to
indigestion, dyspepsla, datulency, coastipa
tion, biliousness or malaria, fever and ague
The safest medicine to take is Hoetetter',
Stomach Bitters. It will positively cure thee
diseases. Try it and m.
In Massachusetts the most common talil
mans are the claw of a crab and the left
hind claw from a crow's foot.
Ulag Worm nested.
"Send box of Tetteriae. It's the only thing
that makes any impression on a stubbort
Ring Worm."-Mrs. Katie Oldham, Montalba
anderson County, Texas. bo0. by mail fron
1. T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga., if your drug.
gist don't keep it.
The oculist says business is out of sight,
FITS permanently cured. No ite or nervous'
eam after tret day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. "9 trial bottle and treatise free
Dr. B.H. zirn, Ltd., 9l1 Arch St., Phila. Pa.
The only work some people ever do ii
to work on the sympathy of others.
Mrs. Winslow's oothinag Syrup for children
teething, soften the gums, redues infamma
tlon,allays pain, cures wind colie. glo a bottle.
The poet should find it dead easy tc
write an epitaph.
I do not believe PLo's Oure for Consumra
t/on has an equal for coughs and colds.-Joas
F. Borra, Trialty Springs, Ind., Feb. 15, 100.
Superstitious New Yorkeras carry a small
round veal bone for good luck.
Each packlge of PrTAM FAIDUss Dv
colors more goods than any 6ther dye and
colors them better too. Sold by all druggists,
In New England the sailors carry as a
talismanr a bone taken from a living turtle
a pebble from a fishhawk's nest, or a smalr
bone from the head of a cod.
Daames Cannost be Cred
by local applications as tmhey eannet reeok the
alleased portion of the mear. There is only one
way to cure dmness, and that Is by costItu
tional remedies. Deafnes Is se by an in
flamed condition of the mueous lining of the
]ustachian Tube. When this tube is ianamed
von have a rambling sound orimperfeethear
ing, and when it t. entirely eloed Deafness is
the result, and unlems the inlahammation can be
taken out and this tube rstored to its normal
condition, heain will be detroyed forever.
Nine easese out often ar eased by eatarrh.
which is nothing but a dSamed condition of
the mneous esrfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
ease of Deafnts(cased by eatmarrh), that can-.
not be cured by Hall's Clatrrh Caur. Cirnculars
seat free. F.J. Osnwar & Co., Toledo, O.
8old by Druggrs, lIe.
U'~nd3D e W the best.
A curious point in Swedish criminal. law
is that confesion is necessary before capi
tal punishment can be carried out.
Rest lo the Bowels.
No matter what ails you, headache to a
eanoer, you will never get well until your
bowel mare put right. CasoArms help nature,
cure you without a gripe or pain, produce
easy naCtural movements, eoet you just 10
cenb to start gettig your health beak. O(a.
reun dy trtle, the gnuneo, put up_.
In metal hoes, qvery tablet hm C. C.
stamped on it. ew aref Imittions.
In Texas superstitious people carry a
small bone from a fish's head, but the luck
only comes after the charm has been lost.
The lif c a tieS, mse irpir ad
h lsting quali determine hae worth.
O &J Tires am made from the bhet
qumlity of ralbber. They ae light eotgh
to be rselient, raoeg oigh to he dur
able, and ay dintg, which lasm cmm
fort ad mt7y.
Ctslegee at or Agmat's r y mi.
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RAISING ANGORA GOATS.
4t NEW INDUSTRY IN THE PENN=
Thoroughbred Flocks Brought From
the Rockies to Eat Down the bhrubs
and Weeds on Land That Is Almost
In the Ibothills of the Alleghenies,
thei refugO of the snake, owl and ra
ven, where is hidden no mineral
wealth, and the stone-clad soil has
done its best if at the summer's end
It is covered by a scraggy growth of
underbrush and weeds, t new indus
try has been bornt Acres of this land
can be bought for almost nothing and
AngorA goats have been brought from
the Rockies to eat down the shrubs
The largest flock of goats in :he
state is owned by O. P. Shupe and J.
S. Hitchman of Mt. Pleasant. They
bought a herd of 300 as a beginning
from a western ranchman, and have
placed them upon a tract of mountain
land, which tney own near Mt. Pleas
ant. The goats are thoroughbred. An
goras, many of their pedigrees being
traced back to Angora, from which
country about 400 goats have from
time to time been imported. The moun
tain land, upon which the flock own
ed by Hitchman and Shupe has beed
turned loose, is covered with a dense
growth of shrubs and small trees. The
goats readily eat this kind of pastur
age, and in a short time they will clear
off the land.
There is a large herd of Angora
goats in Somerset county. They were
brought from Arizona by Gen. A. H.
Goffroth in tue early spring, and are
now in a thriving condition. Many of
the goats sent from Arizona are a
cross between the Angora and the
common goat, but those purchased by
Gen Goffroth were the purest speci
mens that could be bought in the west.
Dr. J. D. Jackson of Connellsville,
also had a carload of goats shipped
to him in April. He turned them loose
on a tract of mountain land near Con
nellsville, and the animals thrived
wonderfully during the summer. At
Petersburg and Keyser, Md., the An
gora goats have been bred with the
common goat with some success. But
it is not until the fourth or fifth cross
that the characteristics of the common
goat disappear, and a pure white, good
shearing goat with the long wavy
silky hair of the Angora is obtained.
Though an Angora goat grows to the
same size as a sheep, it does not ma
ture so rapidly. A six-months-old kid
will not weigh nearly so much as a
lamb of the same age. But most of
the "spring lamb" which is shipped
from the west is in reality goat. The
Angora is a prolific breeder, and good
shearer till it is twelve or fourteen
years old. It has many of the habits
of sheep, and thrives in any country
where sheep do, but it takes less care
than the latter and will eat many of
theh things which sheep reject. This
is what makes it so well adapted for
breeding in Fayette and Somerset
counties. The goats are browsers, not
grazers. They feed upon the low
bushes, and always in flocks, eating
grass only when there is nothing else
to devour. There is no pasturage for
cattle or sheep in that part of the
country, and the rocky nature of the
mountain land adds another advantage
to the breeding of goats in Pennsyl
vania. They prefer a rough hillside
to a rolling meadow, being nimble and
Angora goats are hardy, and if
properly protected from rain or cold
after shearing will never die from ex
posur?. They are usually provided
with sheds, facing south during the
winter, and are fed sparingly on corn
fodder, straw and hay, with a little
grain during March and April to pro
tect the does during the kidding sea
The kids have to be watched it they
are born early ,n the spring, as they
will die in that region very easily.
During the cold, wet weather of early
spring the does are more liable to
disown their kids, though this rarely
happens. Sometimes in the west as
many as 5,000 kids are enclosed in a
paddock, and when the kids are let
out to feed each doe knows her own
kid, and will allow no other to ap
proach her. Sometimes the does lie
on the kids to keep them warm. and
smother them. At times in the west
nearly 200 kids are found after a
storm, smothered to death by their
Unlike their timid brothers, the
sheep. goats are not afraid of dogs
They will defend themselves against
attack and usually get the better of
any stray dog that happens to annoy
them. They have few diseases, and
are never troubled with "ticks" and
"scabs," two great drawbhcks with
There is a large profit in raising An
gora goats successfully. They are
sheared twice in a season in the west,
and the yield of many of the animals
runs as high as nine pounds. The
wool is so much finer and more silky
than that of the common goat or
sheep that it commands a higher price
at all times. Goat owners in the west
have been known to pay as much as
$500 for a good "billy." But they are
worth the price in the end. and are as
beautitul an animal as can he found.
with their silken hair falling to their
dainty hoofs, great dark eyes, small
horns and long white beard. In a
few years the raising of Angora goats
bids fair to become one of the indus
tries in Somerset. Westmoreland and
other counties In Pennsylvania.
A Queer Marriage Custom.
The Scandinavian bridegroom gives
his betrothed a prayer-book and many
other gifts, which usually include a
goose. She, in turn, gives him, es
pecially in Sweden, a shirt, and this
he inevitably wears on his wedding
day. Afterward he larys it away, and
under no circumstances of state or
poverty will he wear it again while
alive. But he wears it in his grave,
and there are Swedes who earnestly
believe not only in the resurrection
of the body, but in the veritable resur
rection of the betrothal shirts of such
husbands who have never broken their
marriage vows. The Swedish widower
must destroy upon the eve of his sec
ond marriage the wedding-shirt his
frst wife gave him.-Woman's Home
Contrasts in Killed,
Since the Anglo-Boer war began, two
years ago, about 6,400 British officers
and men have been killed in action
s- not quite 30,000 wounded. In the
4a(i'i' Aghtiag at Gettysbarg in'
rly as many men (5.S'6)
nearly as many (" -
THE GOOD TIMES OP OLD.
Elaborateness of Modern Functione
Spoils the Fun.
"Did you ever think how complicat
ed good times are nowadysl' asked
one mide-aeged man of another. "Sb
member what good times we used to
have without any previous spread of
ceremony?* Well, those were days
worth living in. When I watch m?
children trying to enjoy themselves it
positively makes ine tired. hverythlng
is so studied, so elaborate, so me
thahical. Take my daughter Grace,
for instance. She receivese an invita
tion to an 'informal whist party.' What
does she do? Does she act pleased
and dance around as her mother would
nave done twenty-five years ago? No,
indeed. 'Oh, bother! What shall I
wear? If I go I've simply got to get
a new gown,' is what she says, and for
the next week she is breaking her
neck to get the rig ready. The af
fair comes off and she comes home
and half the time says she was bored
to death. The fault isn't with her,
for the next day a gang of her friends
come in and by scraps of conversation
which drift to my ears I know they
were all bored. She is about the
average type of girl, and, no use talk
ing, she isn't having the fun her
mother had. If she is invited to a
really formal function it's enough to
turn the whole house upside down.
She doesn't get any real pleasure out
of it at all, aside from the excite
ment, either. It's the same with my
son John. But I won't go into details
about John; only. when he even takes
a girl to the theater his pocketbook
looks as if an elephant had stepped on
it afterward. There's violets and car
riages and a dozen other fool things,
tnan the theatre, well, my check
book suffers. Don't care about the
money if the boy really had a good
time, but he doesn't. It's all right to
talk about this being the age of the
young person, but it's not. We used
to get up simple, impromptu little af
fairs, invite a congenial crowd and
no tomfoolery about it. Even a pic
nic now is a state banquet in com
parison with the good old larks we
used to have. These poor, blase, mod
ern youngsters may be pdshing us old
fellows to the wall a bit with their
precocious cleverness, but, oh, my,
they are m.ssing a lot just the same.
Say, do you remember that little dance
But at this point in the conversa
tion the middle-aged man struck a
reminiscent mood, so any more ideas
he happened to possess on the mod
ern good time were left unsaid. But
there is a lot in what he did say, now,
isn't there?-Hartford Times.
TREES WHICH DRAW LIGHTNING.
Select Beeches for- Shelter During a
Thunderstorm and Avoid Oaks.
Alex. McAdie has asked the weather
bureau to investigate the question why
some kinds of trees are more frequent
ly struck by lightning than others.
Apart from the importance of this
subject from other points of view, it
Lamands attention primarily as a
matter of saving human life. As Mr.
MsAdie shows, many people, par
ticularly farmers and those who work
in the fields exposed to thunderstorms,
will work until the storm is almost up
on them, and then run to the nearest
tree for shelter.
If the tree is an oak, and the
charged thunder clouds are moving
toward it with high electric potential
the person or persons under the tree
are in the line of strain, and all un
consciously are contributing to the
establishment of a path for the light
ning discharge through themselves.
On the other hand, if the tree selected
for shelter happens to be a beech tree
there is some reason to believe that
it will afford safety as well as protec
tion, though the reason why is not at
present made clear. It is known that
the oak is relatively the most frequent
ly and the beech the least frequently
Based on the somewhat loose colla
tion of figures on the subject hereto
for available, it is estimated that in
the' matter of relative attraction of
lighting, if the beech is represented
by 1, the pine stands at 15, trees col
lectively rank about 40 and oaks 54.
The trees struck are not necessarily
the highest or the most prominent.
Oak trees bave been struck twice in
the same place on successive days.
Trees have been struck before rain
began and split, and trees have been
struck during rain and only scorched.
It is suggested that the division of
forestry and the division of vegetable
pathology shall combine with the
weather bureau in an exhaustive in
vestigation of this subject, and that
those familiar with forests in their
respective neighborhoods will tender
their experience as to the relative re
quency of lightning strokes on different
kinds of trees. But before any state
ment is made as to the danger of
standing under certain trees during
thunderstorms, the more gentral ques-
lions of the effect of lightning uponp
trees will have to be gone into. Such
a study will deserve the co-operation
of statician3, physlicsts and vegetable
pathologists--St. Louis GlobeDemo
Mink Catches Trout.
Sam Wood, a hunter of the North
Carolina mountains, has a tame mink
which he caught when it was a baby.
He uses it as a ferret, and finds it a_
excellent rabbit catcher.
One day he tried it on trout. He let
it go ihungry all morning, and then took
it to a trout stream, tying a string to
its leg, and allowing it to wander about
a well-known trout pool. The mink
walked out on a log, stood still for a
while, and suddenly made a grab into
the water with its gaw. It brought up
a small trout. Wood took the fish
away, and the performance was repeat
Now the mink is famous throughout
the mountains as a trout catcher. It
has never caught any big fish, but Wood,
who knows the fishing propensities of
all mink, declares that when he has had
the animal in training for a few months
it will take the choicest trout the moan
tain streams afford.--New York Times.
The Rome correspondent of the Lon
don Daily Chronicle announces that
the discovery has been made near
Pompeii of fifty skeletoas. These are
supposed by archaeologists to be those
of the great naturalist Pllay and his
slaves. The neck of the skeleton which
is supposed to be that of PHlay ha a
gold chaain round t. It is known tt
Pliny died durtaing the eraption of Ve
:sauvlius which destroyed Pompei. Otale
rtchaeotogists reid the mIppeoUlea
THE CORONATION CEREMONY.
What Will Happen When Edward VII.
Is Crowned Kaing of England.
Now comes the first great ceremony
of the coronation. Grouped round their
Majesties are the Bishops, their sup
porters; feaur great nobles bearing the
pointed Sword of Temporal Justice,
the blunted Sword of Spiritral Jus
tice, Crtan., br the Sword of Mer
t., Ind the Sword of State; other great
nobles bearing the various articles of
the regalia; the great officers of State;
Garter King of Arms; the offeers of
the Household; as well as the Queen's
officers and supporters, with her ladies
behind her chair.
There -is a moment of breathless ex
pectation, for all are aware that it is
the recognition of the monarach by his
people which is now about to be sym
bolized. Slowly and majestically the
King stands up in his chair and shows
himself to his people at every one of
the four sides of the theatre. Mean
while, Frederick Temple, Lord Arch
bishop of Canterblry turns his goodly
presence to the east side. Mark with
him the lowlier figure of Lord Hals
bury, England's Lord High Chancellor,
with the bearded Duke of Norfolk,
Hereditary Earl Marshal, and the L.)rd
Great Chamberlain and the Lord High
Constable. Preceded by Garter K:ng
of Arms, they go to the other three
sides of the theatre, and at each side
the Archbishop says in a loud voice,
"Sirs, I here present unto you King
Edward VII., the undoubted King of
this realm; wherefore all you that
come this day to do your homage, are
ye willing to do the same?" And on
each side the answer is returned in
the long and continued acclamations
of the +mople present, crying out. "God
save King Edward VII.!" The trum
pets sound a ratification of this ci ri
ous survival, which leads our minds
back through the receding vistas of
history to those dim ages where the
roots of monarchy may be traced in
the victorious warrior's being acclaim
ed over-lord by his brother chieftains.
-Mrs. Belloc-Lowndcs, in Lippincott's.
MICHIGAN'S UNIQUE TOWN.
Everybody Has a Home and Eats the
Same Kind of Meat at Constantine.
Constantine, Mich., is one of the
queerest towns in the country. It has
a population of 3,000. A rented house
is so rare as to be conspicuous. Nearly
everybody owns his home.
,. noon the merchants lock their
doors and go to dinner. The men
folks on their way to business in the
morning stop at the market and leave
an order for meat for the noon meal.
They do not say how much, for the
butcher has come to know the amount
each customer wants.
The order is simply for meat. The
butcher seldom has more than one
kind at a time. Thus it happens that
on some days the whole town eats
ham, on others mutton or steak. Few
canned goods are sold in the town
and everybody has a garden.
Several years ago when a factory
was established there it put in an elec
tric plant. The Town Board arranged
for lighting the streets from this
power and there is one incandescent
light in the middle of each block. This
is the only public inprovement the
town has had for years. The people
have money and are a contented lot.
When they want anything extra for
their table they send to Detroit for
It, or go there and stay a few days.
Sometimes they go to Chicago. The
people as a whole are intelligent and
hospitable. When a traveling man
goes to Constantine for orders he is
usually the guest of a merchant. One
of this class was there for a week not
long ago, and it is from him that the
foregoing information was obtained.
All things considered, he prefers Con
stantine to some of the larger towns
on his route, and he is authority for
the statement that there isn't another
town in the country like Constantine.
-The New York Sun.
Howthe Discussion Ended.
It was whispered that as the Monta
gue Browns were not as rich as other
members of the smart set they had tc
practice economy where it did not show.
But to-night there was certainly no hint
of economy anywhere. There were
strawberries, hothouse grown, and ter
rapin and canvas-back duck, though all
were exorbitant in the market. The
handsome tablecloth had been ruthlessly
cut, and through the opening a cluster
of Beauty roses, their stems on the floor,
shot up two feet above the table. It
was the most effective table decoration
of the winter.
Mrs. Montague Brown, young, pretty,
and ambitious, smiled'a smile of rare
pleasure. She reflected Icemplacently
that she had captured a cabinet minister
for this dirmnner. The conversation was
bowling along smoothly, and she leaned
forward to listen. The guest of honor
"And still I insist that no woman can
de society all the time without neglect
ing her household and children."
"Not at all," smiled Mrs. Montague.
"I think I can persuade you to the
contrary if you---" She paused, ob
serving that he was staring with wide
open eyes at the doorway. A tiny, half
clad figure stood there.
"Mamma, Mary's in the kitchen, and
I tan't find my nighty," piped Montague
Teacher-If your mother had twen
ty-five yards of stuff and made a dress
containing eighteen yards how much
would she have left?
Little Girl-Mamma can't make her
own dresses. She has tried often, and
they are always either too----"
Teacher-Suppose she sent toa
dressmaker, how much would the
dressmaker send back?
Little Girl-Depends on which dress
maker she sent it to. Some wouldn't
send any back.
Teacher (impatiently)-Suppose she
seant it to an honest one?
Little Girl-Some of the honestest
ones cut things to waste, so that there
is never anything left, no matter how
much you send 'e.--Baltimore Sun.
The First Lady Arehlteet.
For the first time in the history of
the arts, an academically accredited wo
man architect has come to the front in
France. She is a young American stu
dent named Julia Morgan, and belorngs
to San Francisco. When the courses
-of the Beaux Arts were first thown open
to womes four years ago Miss Morgan
was the only one of her sex tlen or
sine te elect for arcehitecturt, in which
she ha just taken honors.-Pall Mall
The Roa Vaivesty, thBe hbead of
the edsinatioenl system of Sweden, is
at titpela. whre It was foumded in
14n hB Dssm esnr, tis vlkag
A number of these South Americas
wars are not flglts at all; merely quar
An American dentist who lied the
Sultan's teeth was presented with the
order of Medjidle. But did he get the
The success of a current book de
pends a great deal on the amount of
argumerit that can be crested as to
how bad it is.
Hungary is not counted among the
first-class European powers, but she is
ahead of them in'one important respect
-her budget does not show a de
The Chicago telephone girls are to be
put through a course of elocution.
There is room for something of the
kind a little nearer home to improve
the quality of "hello" and "number."
M. Santos-Dumont has been attacked
by the mania which spares no. ambi
tious balloonist. He wants to cross the
Atlantic ocean by the untried air route.
Often as this trip has been planned,
only one aeronaut has ever had the
nerve to attempt to carry out the pro
ject, and, fortunately, his balloon burst
while it was being inflated for the voy
The steel vessel builders on the
Great Lakes are assured a year of
great activity. The contracts for 1902
a.ggregate a carrying capacity of 3,000,
000 tons. This will be an addition of
10 per cent. to present lake tonnage.
The trade of the lakes shows no sign
of diminution. The increase in the
movement of grain and ore is likely
to continue for years to come, states
the Philadelphia Record.
King Menelik of Abyssinia is said to
be extending a beneficent influence un
der which his people are abandoning
their predatory and warlike instincts
and resuming agriculture. An Italian
official who resides in Menellk's capi
tal says that the King, or Negus, pre
fers no especial foreign nation, but
tries to give to each equal balance of
favor, so far as their relations with
his country are concerned.
A strong plea for the neutralization
of all "Private Property at Sea" is
made by James G. Whiteley in the
Forum. He shows how international
law has gradually come to be affected
by commercial as well as military
considerations, and urges a united ef
fort on the part of business men to
induce the Powers to take another Im
portant step in advance by thus ex
tending the principle of immunity.
Between the newest Vanderbilt baby
and the grim old Commodore there are
four generations of multiplied millions,
with the shirt-sleeves epoch long over
due and apparently obsolete. Maxims
made for plain millionaires in the long
ago are out of date in the approach
Ing billionaire era. The $60,000,000 to
which this baby is heir will have
swelled to a round hundred million and
more when he attains his majority.
It is said that the crown which
Queen Alexandra will have placed on
her head by the Archbishop of York
on Coronation day is the one which
was made for Mary of Modena, the
wife of James II. It is studded with
2673 white diamonds and twenty-three
rubies, besides several other smaller
stones. It is also stated that King Ed
ward has decided to have the famous
Kohinoor diamond set in the bauble.
C. F. Benjamin, professor of Ap
plied Science, after conducting a fif
teen-months' crusade against the
smoke nuisance in Cleveland, Ohio, and
practically clearing out the atmos
phere, claims that the secret of his
success was the installing of mechan
ical stokers. These stokers range in
cost from four hundred to a thousand
dollars per furnace, and are said to
pay for themselves in a short time in
the fuel and wages saved,
Mr. Gathman is naturally disappoint.
ed because of the results of the gun
test. But by careful study he mnay dis
cover some other way of killing peo
ple in large numbers. For the present,
hIowever, this particunlar branch of civ
ilization may be regarded as being at
a standstill. People who were defer
ring an enlistment in the navy until
this experiment was tried may now
proceed with confidence. The usual
fashions of martial homicide will pre
vail for several seasons.
Few people realize the terrificde shock
that is caused when a shell from one
of our 'big guns strikes a nickel steel
armorplate. A 12-inch shell strikes a
blow representing 40,000 foobons,
which means 40,000 tone falling one
foot, or one ton falling about eight
miles, with no acounat made of the re
slstance of the air. In other words,
if Cleopatra's Needle were dropped
from one of the highest church steep
les in New York City it would strike
a blow resembling that of a 12-inch
shell upon armorplate.
The New Tribune thinks that every
automobile should be compelled by law
to carry a number sufficiently large
to be distinguishable, no matter at
what rate of speed it is traveling. At
night the numbers should be Illumin
ated. As It is, these flying machines
cannot be .identlfied when they are
traveling at a breakneck aped, and
cannot be reported to the authorities
whose busiess it is to punish their
drivers. The automobile is doubtless a
valuable addition to transit facilities,
but it must be rigorously controlled
The great majority of landworkers
in this country are also land ownejs
as well, and are, therefore, lntere~ted
not only in securing large annual re
turns, but also in making the land bet
ter year by year while they are eults
vating It. In the long run tbem two
desired results are not ineompitible,
observes the American Cultivator. It
is hardly possible to get prot from
single crops without leaving more
fertility in the soil than it had before
they were grown, though part of this
nmy not be at once available for tf
ture crops. The trable is that before
this excess of tertility can be made
permanent It is apt to be lost by wash
ing of the soil by rainas and snmews.
Spark Prsm a Dotos Netebek.
Itf women wre not so andu et mha
aastue over smaIl msatters tMhe we
nor be so many nervoes f wreeh,-m-.
RIMARKABLI . DISINTEGRATION
OP A BOSTON GIRL.
First Self le a Person of High Ideallsh
Second Self an Abeolute Antithesis
to the First-Third Self Distin
pulshed by Bad Temper.
Dr. Morton Prince, physician for
nervous diseases at the City Hospital,
has a patient under his observation
who outdoes thq famous dual creation
of R, L. Stevenson's genius. His Dr.
Jekyll had a dual personality, but Dr.
Prince's patient enjoys the distinction
of being the possessor of a triple self.
The doctor is now writing a mono
graph on the case for the London So
clety for Psychical Research.
The patient, a young woman, known
as "Miss- Beauchamp," is quiet, re
served, studious and with a strong
leaning toward the religious; a
reader of French, a lover of music and
a person of high idealism. ohe can
recall none of her other personalities.
The second self has been called
"Sally," and the disposition and the
pranks of this personality fit the name
admirably. "Sally" hates the proper,
curcumspect "Miss Beauchamp," and
torments her to a degree "well nigh
incredible." "While "Miss Beauchamp"
does not know of her existence, she
on the other hand, knows the most sec
ret thoughts of "Miss Beauchamp."
An absolute antithesis to the other,
"Sally" detests books, study and
church going and delights in practical
jokes. She is 'vindictive, too, especi
ally regarding "Miss Beauchamp,"
and some of the annoyances to which
she has subjected the latter show
Dr. Prince says that "Miss Beau
champ" also has three hypnotic states,
and that he has analyzed her continu
ously for three years, his investiga
tions occupying hundreds of hours
at a time. During this period the
three personalities have been coming
and going apparently without any con
sistency. Each of the three claims to
be the real "Miss Beauchamp" and
to have the sole right to occupy her
When "Miss Beauchamp" first cam?
under Dr. Prince's observation, she
was a neurasthenic of a very severe
type. A student in. a New England
college, she was diligent and quick
witted, but had to abandon the course
owing to her excessive nervousness.
Physically she was quite a wreck. Her
innate temperament is one extreme
idealism. Consulting Dr. Price regard
ing her neurasthenia, the usual treat
ment was applied with no effective re
sults, however. Finally Dr. Prince
tried hypnotic suggestion.
"One day," says Dr. Prince, "when
I hypnotized her and referred to some
thing that she had done in a previous
hynpotic state, she denied all knowl
edge of it and said it was not so. This
surprised me and I attributed the de
nial at first to an attempt to deception.
I awakened her, and put her to sleep
again, and this time she admitted what
she had previously denied. This
rather puzzled me, and I made various
tests to determine her honesty in the
"The next time I hypnotized her she
denied what she had previously admit
ted, until it dawned on me that I
was dealing with an entirely different
personality, and this proved to be the
case. It turned out that when she went
into the state of which she later de
nied the facts she was an entirely dis
tinct and separate person."
"Sally" often carries on a corres
pondence with "Miss Beauchamp,"
pointing out all the weak points in the
latter's character, dwelling on all her
little slips and foibles, telling her all
her reckless acts and secret thoughts.
When "Miss Beauchamp" wakes in the
morning she finds pinned up on the
wall of her room verses containing all
sorts of personal allusions, letters call
ing her names, telling fictitious things
persons have said about her, in short
doing everything imaginable to make
her life miserable.
The third personality later developed
in which "Miss Beauchamp" did not
know Dr. Prince at all and had wholly
lost the taste for music, literature and
kindred things. In this personality
the woman "has no emotional ability
excepting bad temper."
What is the key to the enigma? Dr.
Yrince thinks he has found it.
In 1893 "Miss Beauchamp," as she
originally was constituted, was a nurse
in a hospital. One night, while sitting
in her room, the face of a man sud
denly appeared at her window. It
was a friend who had known her since
childhood and who had been a sort
of a promoter to her. She beckoned
him to go down stairs and met him
on the doorstep. He was on his way
to New York and had wandered to the
hospital grounds. In a spirit of fun
he had climbed the fire escape and
found himself looking into "Miss Beau
champ's" room. The impropriety and
dramatic nature of the proceeding act
ing upon "Miss Beauchamp's" fine
aervous organization, gave her a shock
from which she naver recovered.
"This incident," says Dr. Prince,
"disintegrated her. Certain compon
ents of her personality became disin
tegrated from the rest. Certain local
areas of her brain have gone to sleep.
Her original self became modified."
Boston Daily Advertiser.
With the Fattest Purser.
Stranger than fiction is the sight of a
"skinny" purser. There was one on the
lakes a few years ago, but he was a
twin brother to the sole survivor who.
accustomed to the Atlantic, was picked
up clinging to a plank in the middle of
Lake Michigan, dying from thirst and
with a firm belief that the water he
floated in was salty.
Experts seem to differ as to why pur
sers should be fat. As well-fed holiday
turkey applies to the pursers of the big
liners, of course, but this is not author
itatively given as the reason for their
bulkiness and general "home-at-meal
time" appearance. Old travelers say
that the pursers of the Atlantic are the
best story tellers afloat or ashore, and
to their incessant humor and laughing
habits are attributed the bulk of good
nature in flesh and muscle that they
Take the advice of an old tourist and
-travel in the ship that has the fattest
purser. She's a safe boat every time.
Ney York Mail and Express.
A Privileged Class.
Wherever suffering has come from,
It calls out all that is best in human
nature-sympathy, self denial, gentle
mess, compassion, forgiveness of spirit,
mpatient foubearace-al that i mont
divine in ms The.msterlog are the
prsvasged calse fe enriching she
eauIi,-Rev. John H. Pftq, Re. foed
-bRrS wIC - -
WHY TVEY TALKED MOPFULLY
wan. moe. te !ue bwha.eW ...
AU A0ae.st Ihe Psediese.
Only one error, anecordiag to the
Philadelphia Medieal eurnal, an fllr
ly be charged against the argeods anl
physicians who cared for Praidgt
McKinley, and that error is simply oae
of prognosis. isut, though they ua
doubtedly made prophecies which wtier
contradicted by the termination of the
case, the Journal both asserts and
strongly argues that this, It an errot
at all, was infinitely preferable to as
error in the other direction, and is, in*
deed, to be commended as well as aus
tiled, since its effect was to add ap
preclably to the patient's chances of
recovery. "We take it as a well-es
tablished fact in practice," explains the
Journal, "that a hopeful prognosis Ii
better than despair in any ease and
under any circumstances whatever
There is a real and genuine asset to be
derived from hope, and the individual
Who comes in for the biggest share of
this asset is the patient. The tristful
or lugubrious doctor who cannot see
some silver lining to the cloud in an
essentially doubtful case should retire.
He is not in the psychological mood to
avail himself of all his opportunities."
It seems to us that these opinions
are sound and reasonable, and they
lend a sort of credulity to a curious
theory which at least a few people have
had in mind ever since the president
died. The theory is, in effect, that the
doctors, though thoroughly realizing
the high probability of death from the
very beginning, deliberately put their
own reputations for knowledge and
foresight in peril, and assumed and ex
pressed a confidence which they did
not feel in order to gain for their pa
tient such advantage as might come to
him from the confidence and hope not
only of the few friends who were ad
mitted to his room, but pf everybody
in the city, in the country, and in the
civilized world. The force of psychical
influences is recognized nowadays by
others than those who degrade them
into foul superstitions for the sake of
robbing the ignorant and the weak
minded, and, fanciful as the theory is,
it explains the otherwise inexplicable
and changes what seemed a gross mis
take into self-sacrifice of the noblest
A Missourl Minister's Theory.
The meeting of the presbytery of
Kansas City was formally opened with
a sermon by Rev. A. D. Madeira,D. D.,
of Independence, says the Kansas City
Journal. He chose for his text Revela
tion xxi. 50: "He that sat upon the
throne said, 'Behold, I will mahe all
things new.' "The Rev. Mr. Madeira
contended th't man has been deterior
ating'm ntally, morally, and physi
cally, since the creation, and that he
is now farther from a state of moral
perfection than 'cv r. "Human civili
zation is dhszrib-ng a descending
scale," he said, in part. "Man is just
as wicked today as he was in the days
of barbarism. He is just as blood
thirsty now as he was then. The
only difference apparent is that now,
in these days of civilization, he is a
polished asa'ssln instead of a pro
claimed barbarian." He illustrated
his argument that man is deteriorat
ing mentally by imploring his hearers
to note the fact that every great man,
from the statesman to the poet, that
the world knows, was a being of the
past. He compared the morality of
past ages to the present in illustrating
his statement that man is becoming
more and more degraded as the hu
man race lives. "We are living in the
last stage of the world's existence," he
said. "Man will grow so wicked that
God will not be able to stand his sin
ning longer and will destroy the
world. God will then make his child
ren white as snow by mak!ng all
Auto Gains in Popularity.
,It has been stated that in 1900 there
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automobiles. It is quite difficult to get
exact figures in the number of ma
chines being used in~ this country, as
there are no definite methods of regis
tration and the, vehicles are pretty
widely distributed all over the United
States. A careful estimate puts the
figures at about 8,000 motor vehicles
of all types. A great many more than
this have been manufactured, as a con
siderable quantity has been exported,
and many, as yet, have not been placed
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