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iAVAINAM MlERCHAN' tUItlDES
Twansr Tired e Life, Ends His Ex
Istence In Atlanta Hotel.
R. H. Turner, a cotton merchant of
Savaanah and a member of one of
the most prominent families in south
Georgia, was found dead in a room
at the Jackson hotel, in Atlanta, Sun
He had taken morphine, and the
tverdict of the coroner's Jury was that
be had taken the poison with suicidal
oes Make Their orme In a Statue.
The heroic equestrian statue of Rob
ult I. Lee, in Richmond, Va., is be
leved to have hundreds of pounds of
honey concealed inside of IL For
months bees have been going in and
out of the parted lips of both the hu- a
man and animal figure. The insects
were first seen there last summer, and q
loubtless have been making honey L
over since. There is no way to get
inside either figure without doing ir- 9
reparable damage, out fear is enter
lained that vandal hands may make a
The averpge monthly salaries of men
teachers in Illinois is $81.69, and of women
New Use For Money. O
Nearly half a billion dollars' worth of soiled p
and torn bank notes is destroyed annually by
our government. They are reduced to pulp "
and then used for making railroad car wheels.
This transformation is about as radical as the cl
gee brought about in the case of elekly people N
who will use Hostetter's Stomach itters.
Good health is sure to follow its use. Be sure to
to try it. It will ours indigestion, dyspepsia, i
eonstipation. biliousness and malaria. o0
It requires no experience to dye with Pur- at
nan FAnsLhss Dyrs. Simply boiling your b
goods in the dye is all that is necessary. Sold
by all druggists. UI
Wheat, rye, turpips and flax are de- of
creasing crops in Great Britain. Barley, er
eate, potatoes and small fruits are on the hi
Meearjh Cannot Be Cared.
With local appieations, as they cannot reach h
h seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or w
conusttutional disease, and in order to cure it Fi
you most take internal remedies. Hall's Ca
rrh Ore is taken internally, sadactedirect.
on the blood and mucous surface. Wall's Ue
tarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was fe
precribed by one of the bheat physicians in s
mse country for years, and is a regular pre
weription. It is composed of the best tonics
baown, combined with the beet blood purifiers, al
aetiag directly on the mucous srfaceo. The pi
perfeet combination of the two ingredients is
what produces suoh wonderful results in cur
cag ctarrh. enad for testimonials, free.
F. J. Oxnmxrvt Co., Proe., Toledo, O. M
old byDruggists, price, 76. f
ll's apily Pils are the best.
The world uses $500,000,000 worth of cot- gi
taa geods in a year. Of this Great Britain
hitauiactures sixty-six per cent.
BeMt Per the eowels. mi
lo'matter what ails you, hadaobhe to a ui
mancer, you will never get well until your tu
bowels are put right. Cascanrts help nature,
sare you without a gripe or pain, produce
easy natural movements, cost you just 10 'e
gats to start getting your health back. Cas- e1
mavr Osandy Cathartic, the genuine put up i
ft metal boxes, every tablet has L6. (. C.
stamped on it. Beware of imitations. uI
The number of Government offcials in to
Prance is 416,000. Fifty years ago it was w
FITS permanently cured. 1o its or nervous
ssfter first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great f
1re. Restorer. 0 trial bottle and treaties free it
!lt. H. h. Kas:, Ltd., 981 Arch St., Phila. Pa.
Any man can be rich In relatives with' in
eat being relatively rich. to
mie. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children h
teething, soften the gums, reduces infamma- tr
lesa,allays pain, cures wind colic. 9co a bottle. U1
The loftiest tableland in the world is
that of Assuay in the Andes. fa
Pso's Cure for Consumption eis snfallible h
vdedioln for ooughs and eolde.-N.W. Sawua.,
Coson Grove, N. J., Feb. 11, 1300. of
The man who is sandbagged and robbed
of every penny is knocked eentaless. an
THREE CHICAGI DOCTORS in
'slled to Do for Mis labelle L. st
Lalonte What Was Accom- etc
plshed by Lydia E. Pinkham's ms
" Dan Mm. Pmurxu :--I was in ch
eas awful state for nearly three years
with a complication of female troubles Im
which three physicians called by dif- pe0
ferentaames, but the pains were all pie
the same. I dreaded the time of my cat
Xanr.LL L. I OXT. bo
monthly periods for it meant a eouple tac
of days in bed in awful aony. I final
ly made up my mind that the good citi
doctors were guessing; and hearing rail
from different friends such good re- ous
ports of Lydia E. Plnkham's Veg- dint
etable Compound, I tried that. I teni
bles the day I did, for it was the dist
dawnlag of a new life for me. I used whi
yve bottles before I was eured, but
when they were taken I was a well and
woman once more. Your Cop ud Is fact
eartainly wonderful. Srere1 of my of 1
Mriends have used it since, and nothing mar
but the best do I ever hear from its pop1
use." - Yours, MAmnsz L. LAMohI', N
If Lydia E. Pinkhanm's Vege- wh
table Compound could cure Miss ur
LaMonte-why noet you? Try it natr
and see for yourself. eco
Mrs. Plnakham advises e k w o a
men tree. Address, Lynn, Ma incr
EASE or REPAIR tiati
Yae h,.m pembbly a the kis ur
that ddere swee& .
h J Timsas the hid they swe r3 the
Asweys aelkI Li nelese aesy to s.
A peastase has as ear etheOJ b m a
.idses-e **ds f say bld sesqulesi. be
Ask htO0 & J Timaead deaetepa t
O d J TIRB COMPANY, ,ao
C9MPLEXlONy n " bye
so DI otri-LO ' mpl
bR CADY FOR THE SOLDIERS.
MUGE QUANTITIES SUPPLIED AT
t of COST BY COMMISSARIES.
onth 8oldlers' Candy a Big Army Item-
Good For Fighters-Fancy Choco
lm ate. Sent to Regiments, But That's
Sun- For the Girls.
"When it comes to candy," said an
official in the chief commissary head
that quarters in the Army building to a
:idal New York Journal reporter, "soldiers
have as many whims as children. We
, buy immense quantities of sweets to
send to the soldiers in the Philippinbs.
Lob. "Of course, candy lsn't a regular ra.
be- tion, though it might be. In Adstria
B of recently the experiment was tried Of
For feeding a whole regiment for a month
and almost exclusively on sugar in various
hu- forms. It was tO test the nutritive
and qualities of stlgar and especially its al
leged power to increase muscular
et Strength. The regiment survived and
ir- grew fatter and stronger. But it
per won't want any caramels fo' tqdito e
"Our boys want candy all the time.
We give a single order for 20,000
non pounds to be shipped to Manila. Candy
nen is regularly supplied to all the com
missaries. They sell it again to the
officers and men at the original cost
led price, like many other commissary
el. "But we couldn't buy every sort of F
the candy. We had to follow the fashion.
y Now, years ago, on the frontier, I'm F
are told, stick candy was all the rage at
il, military posts. The soldiers insisted 1
on getting long, red, striped sticks,
and the redder and longer it was the
>d better. You see, the Indians labored
under a little delusion that this sort
d- of candy was big medicine and would E
sy, create courage in the eater and bring F
the him good luck in battle. So a soldier 1
could trade his red candy to the red I
man for ten times what it cost. Per- i
bh haps the Indian was almost right. He
or was eating Dutch courage, so to speak.
it For sugar is transformed by the stam
° ach into starch and a stimulant. May- I
U's e that's why candy always fills a long- i
ra felt want at church fairs and Sunday I
in school picnics.
"Then again, some of our regiments
_, always prefer a certain kind of candy, I
he probably as the result of traditions e
handed down among the men. The
Third Cavalry, for example, now at
Manila, is said to be partial to old
fashioned gumdrops. At least, their
commissary was favored with enough 1
ot- gumdrops to stick the entire regiment. I
IL "And chocolate caramels. We sent i
out any amount of them, usual'y , lr
most expensive candy. But we were t
a unofficially informed, nevertheless, c
ur that hardly a soldier ever'ate 'em. But F
We he would buy them quick enough, buy e
10 'em for his best girl. It seems that
La- even in Luzon the girls think choco
o late candy is the 'very loveliest,' and
unless the War Department consents I
in to humor the sentimental half of a
ra warrior's heart desertions would cost
more than candy.
a- "The candy does cost. We paid
at from thirty to forty cents a pound for
i" t in New York and shipped it half
around the world. But when it arrived
for thirty to forty cents a pound. All
M the expense of the handling and the
". transportation was defrayed by the
*. United States.
is "We get the candy from two manu
facturers only, who make first-class
and fashionable goods. Their candies
s have been examined by the chemists
of the Department of Agriculture at
Washington and found to be free from b
any poisonous or objectionable ingredi
"We don't get nowadays the cheap, c
inferior varieties of 'sweets,' the old
time striped stick candy, or that stony
stuff that fills the jars at a country
store. We buy only chocolates and
marshmallows, lemon drops, and the
superior sort of stick candy, as well e
as a sort of taffy that is coated with
S"All these candies are packed with
I immense care. Every piece is wrap
ped in parafine paper. Then enough b
1 pieces to make half a pound of solid tl
y candy are put in a tin box and sealed. B
Then twelve of these boxes are put
in a larger box, and that box is sealed
by soldering a strip at tin all around
at the juction of the lid. This ar
rangement keeps out the moist air
of the tropics, which would otherwise
spoil the candy.
"Besides a commissary need not p
open more than one big box at a time.
For no sooner is a box opened than H
it's at once infested with all sorts of
ants and bugs. a
"Since the canteen has been abolish- h
ed there's an increased demand to H
pure rock candy. The men say they hi
must have it for cough medicine."
The Deadly Steam Boiler. i
The modern high pressure steam m
boiler must be counted as one of the th
factors of risk to human life in great w!
cities, no less than grade crossings of Ft
railroads, fire trap buildings, contagi- -
ous disease hospitals in thickly settled
districts and similar elements of po
tential public mischief. The recent
distressful boiler explosion at Detroit, th
which snuffed out thirty or more lives ad
and incidentally wrecked a substantial th
factory building, is a sad denotement th
of the lurking danger concealed in ed
many a sub-cellar and outbuilding in
populous cities, the
Nearly every modern business stru-. nu
ture now has its battery of boilers, in pa
which steam is carried at high pres- poi
sure. The high speed engines and dy- of
namos now in use are operated most eni
economically with steam energy cal- Ha
culated to raise the hair of engineers Th
of a former generation. An enormous bui
increase of the rate of steam pressure ha
has followed hard upon the introduc- an
tion of steel boilers, and explosions,
which are bound to occur, are in conse- wil
quence far more dangerous and disas- tw
trous. Additional vigilance in inspec- fee
tion and stringency in statutory regu- an
lation would not be amiss in limiting chi
as narrowly as possible the range or lea
fatal disasters from this cause.-Phila- od:
Artistic Probabilities of Leather. Ma
Persons unacquainted with the ar
tistic possibilities of leather will be
surprised at the variety of leathers at
the command of the worker and at the ie
many ways in which its beauty may col
be enhanced. al
Among methods of decorating the for
various kinds of leather may be men- col
tioned embroidery, beadwork, painting fill
and pyrography or burnt work. Leath- cci
er may also be beautifully decorated hol
by means of silvering, gilding and col- an
ored metallic paints. Among leathers we
smployed are lambs', sheep's, seal, calf, gal
kid, morocco, cowhide and chamois. shi
Velvet finished skins decorate exqui- lite
itely.--The Ladies' World. ea
A new trolley line between New av!
York City and Connecticut promises age
a regular run of sixty miles an hour ret
outside of city limite.* pat
ome men only lee, lrot wor' 1
s telesops Acl
FUNNY WEDDING PRESENTS.
A Novel Token Sent by a Crabbed Old
Among other presents received by
a certain Gloucester doctor on the
occasion of his marriage was a hand
co- somely bound album filled with paper
ts cuttings relating to matrimonial dis
putes and their law-court sequels.
an The recipient, a man of violent temn
id- per, was furious, and threatened dire
vengeance against the Inonymous
trs sender, whom, however, he failed to
to "How to Be Happy Though Married"
was the offering sent by g friehd to d
London solicitor on the occasibn of
-a the latter's marriage with a lady
W Whose temper was far from angelic.
t Though an excellent book, it failed
as in this instance to meet with approval,
re and, indeed, was the cause of consider
il- able unpleasantness between the par
Id Not very long since a very stout
t lady was led to the altar by a gen
te tleman who even surpassed her in the
matter of avoirdupois. During the
e. wedding breakfast some twenty or
)0 more parcels arrived from lodal chem
ly ists, all containing various brands of
n. anti-fat, the gift, as accompanying
note said, "of certain friends desir
st ous of remaining unknown, who can
think of no more seasonable gift upon
this auspicious and weighty occa
n. A certain amateur author, who had,
m at his own expense, published a vol
it ume of verses, was surprised and de
,d lighted at the ready sale of his book,
s, and the strength of which he gave a
1e farewell bachelor supper to a circle
d of friends. Imagine, then, his disgust
rt when his wedding presents, which
Id soon began to arrive literally by the
sg score, were found to consist exclusive
-r ly of his own poems, which he fondly
id imagined had been disseminated
r. broadcast among the reading public.
le A Manchester gentleman, who last
k. year espoused a lady whose beauty b
a- was non-existent save in the eyes of
y. her fiance, who was continually harp- ,
g- ing thereon, received, as wedding gifts
Ly from various friends, who discreetly I
remained anonymous, no fewer than a
ts dozen pairs of spectacles, each accom
y, panied by a note suggesting that his
is sight must surely be impaired, or he
ie would not have ventured on his pres
it ent matrimonial choice.
d- "Although it is now too late, I send
ir you the accompanying ear trumpet.
h Use it and you may not in the future
t. be deaf to advice," was the whimsical
it message received five months since
r by a young man who had married con
,e trary to his relations' wishes from a
a, crabbed old uncle from whom he had
it expectations. Consequently he ignor- t
ly ed the sarcasm and kept the present.
D- BOYS AS FAKIRS
Id -- t
La Pertness and Persistence the Chief v
a Stock in Trade. r
Of recent years a large number of
young boys have gone into the street
sale of trinkets, toys, tricks, etc. In d
if a sense they are immunes. Their U
pockets are counters and shelves. Be- r
ing boys they attract but little notice C
n in restaurants, cafes, offices and cor- 1
ridors; consequently they infest these f
places, which no grown-up fakirs are v
allowed to do. A Janitor or proprietor t
will kick a man into the middle of next a
week, whereas a boy prowls about t;
where he pleases. Every customer a
feels that these youngsters are nul- t
sances, but none likes to complain A
n against a little fakir in search of b
bread. Pertness and persistence are
1he chief stock in trade of a bright a
chap who tackles me daily. At first
1 liked his eloquence, but he has be.
come an insufferable bore. Age 12.
y "To get rid of you I'll buy one; what
are they worth?" "Two for five y
cents each." he says with a sickening o
smirk, instead of simply "five cents." 1
He might as well say "ten for five
cents each." He thinks he's smart
because some fools have laughed at his
Here is the way of the world: Num- d
1 berless people hate the very sight of
that boy. He is a veritable bete-noire.
But there is no esoape. He pursues
and captures. As he grows older he
will cultivate a cheek in comparison n
with which the indurated hide of a
rhinocerous will be as velvet. In the
chrysalis state he will be a provocation
and an affront Until about twenty a
he is to be a grievance, a vexation, a P•
plague and curse to the world in gen- di
eral. Then let us skip thirty years. di
He is fifty, a power in the financial qr
world, a leader in politics, a billion- a
aire. He has swept everything before w
him. All his past sins are forgotten. m
His youth is held up to mankind as w
having been a model of sobriety, en- fo
ergy, perseverance, push, indomitable 81
courage, will power, brains and am
bition; it is an example for all young
men to emulate. None remembers
that his fakir days were many a
white man's burden. In the Hall of
Fame his bust is marked-SUCCESS. p1
-New York Press. Je
High Shop Rerts in London. th
With the gradual improvement in t'
the Strand rents have been steadily Je
advancing, but the prices realized by Ti
the shops under the new building of ur
the Hotel Cecil appear to have touch- ol
ed the high water mark. m
There are in all twelve shops, and mi
the applications for them have been ja,
numerous, and $4,500 a year will be re
paid for those of normal size and So
position, while $7,500 a year is the rent ac
of the shop at the corner of the hotel ha
entrance, which has been taken by the sal
Hamburg-American Steamship Line. p
These shops are only twelve feet wide, dy
but as much as fifty-six feet deep, and in
have a frontage both in the Strand
and in the courtyard of the hotel.
The same high rate prevails even
with the smallest shops. There are
two such, measuring no more than 9
feet 3 inches wide and 18 feet deep, ing
and yet a rent of $2,5C0 a year is being he
cheerfully paid for them. Nor are the th
leases long, being for the common peri- ea
ods of seven, fourteen and twenty-one k
years, determinable by the tenant at e
the end of every seven years.-London 3e
The Literary Luncheon, h.s
This is the way a clever woman car- n
ried out her ideas for a literary lunch- wh
con: Pink, blue and white blotting h
paper, artistically pieced together, her
formed the table cover. A pyramid
constructed from puffls of newspaper
filled with coxcombs made a unique
centrepiece. Pen trays were used to
hold almonds and olives, and punch
and ices were served from big ink P
wells and eaten with souvenir spoons oc
gathered from Abbotsford. Cambridge
shire, Concord and various places of
literary fame. The name cards at whi
each plate were written on slips of cer
paper which bore the lege'nd of "Not *o
av able," or some other tender mess- e
age which courteous editors send with at
returned manuscripts.-Plttsburg Dis
The bone of contention is generally
WORSHIP OF THE BEARD.
)Id Laws Have Been Made and Wars
Fought for it.
The rulers of the world, who are
supposed to rule, have converted a
the man's beard, which surely concerns the
ad- man himself and nobody else, into a
per subject of eternal contention.
Us- Laws have been made for it; wars
Is. have been fought for it. The mysteri
ia. ous reverence with which we invest
Ire trifling things seems to have been re
The old Roman father who struck
dead the man who touched his beard
in the capitol was not mad or cruel;
d'' he was but the victim of one of thos@e
it delusions which afflict whole nations.
of Ages back the beard was the sign
dn manual of the true man in Israel, and
Islam used it as a stepping stone to
rhe hairs which came from it in
al, combing were broken in two and
er- buried by the faithful followers of Is
ar- lam, and when, at the beginning of the
sixteenth century, a sultan arose who
ut shaved his beard, the Mohammedan
,n- world was shocked. That was the age
he of reverence for the beard; the age of
intolerance was to come.
It came in, as intolerence has nearly
or always come, with the church, which
m- forgets that charity is greater than
of faith and hope. It was a bishop of
Worcester who carried a small knife
ir- about with him to cut off offending
an locks of hair as the wearer knelt hum
on bly and confidingly before him.
a- Cutting off a handful, the bishop
would throw the hair in the wearer's
Ld, face, telling him to cut off all the rest
or he would go to hell.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, in
the reign of Henry I. thought long
l hair such a grave offence that he ex
communicated all who wore it, and one
of the king's chaplains was so enraged
by the fashion of wearing long hair at
court that after preaching a sermon
e- before Henry on the unspeakable ter
ly rors and torments awaiting wearers
ed of long hair in the other world, he took
a pair of scissors from his pocket and
cut the king's hair in the presence of
ty his court.
But it was in vain that the church I
denounced the long-haired generation. 1
It is chronicled of this period that t
men, "forgetting their birth, trans
formed themselves, by the length of
is their hairs, into the seilpblance of <
womankind," and that, when their hair (
decayed, they knit about their heads <
rolls of false hair.-Black and White.
The English Wasp.
re The common wasp, as a rule, keeps
eal its sting for self-defense. It will bite t
ce a fly in two with its jaws, if it gets
n- in its way on a window pane, but it 2
a does not use its sting even when try- t
d aing to rob a beehive, and "tackled" by t
)r- theh bees. The latter will push a
t. wasp away five or six times, hustling
it off the footboard, without provoking
it to sting. But if a bee endeavors
to sting the wasp it then grapples
ef with it and stings back, killing or be- r
numbing the insect almost at once.
of British wasps are fussy and excitable,
et but not vicious, like many of the In
In dian wild bees Ho pver crowded or
ir uncomfortable they may be, they very
le- rarely quarrel with or sting each
ce other, as, for instance, when a num- L
or- ber are on the same window pane, ,
Be fretting and anxious to get out. Only r
re when the entrance to their nest is c
or threatened do they become actively
it aggressive, and then as a rule the at
ut tack is not begun till the person who o
er excites their fear interposes between a
11- them and the entrance to the nest. e
In A setter dog was noticed to turn and t
of bite itself, whimpering with pain, just !
re as the party were sitting down to a a
shooting luncheon by the side of a
wood in Yorkshire. The dog being ,i
tired, had lain down on the hole of a lc
t wasps' nest, and five or six of the t
re yellow insects were stinging it at s
g once; but they did not touch the per- U
ýg sons sitting close by.-The Spectator. o
rt Fasting and Loss of Weight
s During a prolonged fast the loss of
weight is unusually rapid at first, and n
Sdecreases as time goes on; death en- n
sues when a certain percentage of the n
loss has been reached, and this per- C
centage varies according to the origi- r
nal weight. Fat animals may lose half f
a their weight, thinner ones perhaps Is
e two-fifths; a man or woman of rather ti
n spare build, weighing 143 pounds. si
P might therefore lose about fifty-five W
a pounds before succumbing. Children h
i. die after a fart of from three to five 0
s. days, during which they have lost a
l quarter of their weight. Healthy '1
1- adults, however, have fasted fifty days
e when water has been taken. A Ger- m
1. man physician reports the case of a
B woman, aged 47 years, who fasted for
forty-three days, taking water freely.
She lost forty-four Pounds out of 14,i
' pomunds, and died from exhaustion.
Future of the Holy Land.
Palestine is not destined to be sim
ply a pastoral country. The sJburbs of Si
Jerusalem and Jaffa are increasing at fi
such a rate that one almost foresees a
the time when Jerry building will be w
Straced to Jeficho. The bulk of the ti
rJews live in towns, in Jerusalem, in al
STiberius, in Safed, and for these Jews si
f urban industries must be created- cc
.olive-wood carving, embroidery, ready- at
made clothes, straw plaiting, basket al
I making, soap and glass manufacture,
jam making-all were suggested at a
Srecent conference of the Colonization in
I Societies, now at last awake to the in
Sactualities of the problem. The Ica St
I has set up a weaving room in Jeru- ou
Ssalem, the wool and silk of which are Ia
placed in Palestine and Egypt. A la
dyeing factory and a lace factory are TI
in preparation. e
The Kaiser's Evening at Home. s
The Kaiser William is very fond of
hearing books read aloud in his draw-th
ing roomn at home after dinner, when la
he has a quiet evening. While one of he
the gentlemen or ladies in waiting
reads, his majesty sits at a table and
sketches or draws designs. Sometimes
the kaiserin takes up the book herself.
3everal of the ,mperor's sketches have
been sold in Berlin and elsewhere as it
charity bazaars. The kaserin's health
has much improved lately. Her
majesty is able to drive out of doors
and to entertain her guests. Those
who have seen her and spoken with
her during the last fortnight found
her looking well and in good spirits.
Two Women and a Deer in a Kitchen. Mi
A deer went into the town of Michi- by
gamme and entered the kitchen of by
Peter Malway's house through an open
loor. The animal upset a table, smash- of
id the dishes and nearly trampled up- th
n Mrs. Malway and another woman Ih
who was in the kitchen with her. Af- tw
;er making a few plunges about the a
'oom the deer got out and started for Th
,he lake, a short distance away. It Th
antered a boat house through the front leg
o-or and then leaped into the water. sin
Ihe deer was shot by Frank Goodrce Ge
nd Frank Muck. The animal was a
'oe and weighed 125 pounds dressed.
-eieam.s ReeI .rUc I ~la
the There are notable exceptions to the
> a rule that "the good die young." A
Pennsylvania clergyman has recently
ir died, after an active pastorate of sev*
est enty-five years, at the age of ninety
ick Norway's population is the smailc-t
ird in Europe compared with her areao
el; Each of her inhabitants could have
asc forty acres of land, while the Briton
would have to be content With less
nd than an acre.
Of all the European countries which
in enjoy representative government, but
.nd four declined the bicarmeral system of
Is- parliamentary construction. 'these
ho countries are Norway, Servia, Greece
an and Bulgaria.
of the Paris correspondent of the Lon
don Lancet points out that. owing
rly chiefly to maternal ignorance as tc
ch hpw to feed and otherwise take care
an of babies. infant mortality still reaches
of the enormous total of 167 per thou
m- The city of Cleveland, Ohio, has ai
pointed an official bacteriologist. The
op wces of its inl- itants may be said
r's to be just abo' to begin. The dis
st coveries of this new officer will doubt
less enable their imaginations to run
tx- France is in dead earnest about in
ne creasing her population. The Chami
ed hecr of Deputies has voted urgently for
at a bill making all marriage ceremonies
on absolutely free of cost. No nation can
nr- maintain itself as a great military
ors power without continual reinforce
ok ments of "light infantry."
of The French Government proposes to
adrpt the novel experiment of estab
ch lishing and maintaining an industrial
in. college or school at Philadelphia, for
at the express purpose of teaching French
is- students American industrial methods.
of This is the latest development in mod
of err. international competition. and its
ir effect will doubtless be watched with
is deep interest.
The smallest navy in proportion tc
population is Mexico's. Twelve million
ps people are 'protected" by a "fleet" of
to two dispatch vessels, two unarmored
ts gun vessels carrying one four-ton muz
it zle-loading cannon and four small
h. breech-loaders, and five second-class
wy torpedo boats. This "fleet" is manned
a by ninety officers and 500 men.
g Arrangements have been completed
rs for the purchase of about 435 acres
,south of Indianapolis, Ind., on which
new factories are to be located.
s One hundrei and twenty acres of the
tract are to be divided into twenty-four
e, factory sites, and the remainder intc
n- building lots for employees. Ten fac
r tories are to be the nucleus around
y which others will gather. The promot
ers of the plan will give a guarantee
tn bond for $60,000 that they will have
e, not less than ten factories, employing
ly not less than 2,000 hands, in active op
is eration on or before December 31, 1902.
st-o A well-known insurance statistician
io of America states that the death rate
,n of persons under twenty years, and
t. especially young children, is greater In
Ad Ithe United States than in most Euro
St pean countries; but that after middle
a age Americans live longer.
a The Island of Java, about 673 miles
Sin length and 125 miles in width, and
a located only three degrees off the equa
e tor, has the distinguishing position of
t supplying practically all the cinchona
park from which the world's supply
Sof quinine is made. There are about 1
25,000 acrts of this island used in
lf The recent uncovering of the shrine
d not far from the banks of the Tiber.
1 where the Romans pa:rtrihute to he
e memory of the founder of the Eternal
- City, the twin suckling of the she wolf,
i- may possibly inspire hopes that some
f fortunate excavation of the future may
s lay bare the molten image of i"Hor
r tius, the Captain of the Gate," whcre
Ssmot'e the great Lord of Luna, and I
e with Laritus, the proud Riamnian, ong.
a his right hand, and strong Herminius l
Son his left, kept the bridge so valiant i
a ly in "the brave days of old." some t
o f these tigures that loom large in the a
Stwilight of history may have been realsi
Smen after all.
a The national park embracing the bat. ,
tiefield of Santiago, Cuba, may eventu
ally prove to be one of the most strik
ing spots in the western hemisphere. t
rnhatavhr the future of Cuba, that area
will stand as the token of the depar
ture of Spain from the new world and
of the Intervention of thie United I
f States to save a crushed people. TheI:
t field of Santiago may some day become
a sort of Meicca to patriotic Cubans, .
' whatever flag floats over the execu
Mtive headquarters at Havana. Geporo
Ial Woods asction in securing posses- c
b sion ef this ground is in every wayi
- commendable, and should be appreci- r
- ated by both Americans and Cubans E
t alike, remarks the Washington Star. l
SIn nineteen years the electric light- s
I ing industry has grown to where the
:tinvestment in plants in the United
SStates alone now reaches the enorm- o
- oua sum of seven hundred million dol- "
lars, according to a very careful tabu- c
lation made by The Electrical Review. t
This extraordinary achievement repre- 5
sents a struggle with powerful and lU
well-organized competition of a long- -
established industry-that of gas 11
lumination. It Is now one of the solid,
Gertami and remunerative industries of
the country. According to the tabu
latiorn made by The Review Illinois
heads the list in number of separate
electric light stations, having 258,
against 228 in Pennsylvania, 204 in a
New You k and 188 in Ohio. Pennsyl- tl
eania has the largest capitalization, n
however, her lighting plants being cap- tl
italized at a total of $110,008,000. New IT
York comes next with $102,056,000;
New Jersey, $64,429,000; California, u
:50,192.975; Massachusetts, $45,375,- Ii
)00; Illinois, $30,156,550. U
Beetles EatlAg a Church, in
The First Presbyterian church of U
Middletown, Ohio, a handsome brown
sandstone structure, is being ruined ol
by a beetle that is eating its way into
the stones. For some time myriads k
of small holes have been noticed in
the side walls. Investigation showed di
;hat each hde penetrated for about yI
two inches, after which it widened into IT
a small room in which a beetle lived.
The tower of the church is riddled.
The beetle is a brown insect, has four l
legs and two largagknifelike jaws, A B
similar beetle is known to exist fa ml
Germany that eats into steel ralls
When a man :all from grace he Ic
Mains. it an the laaw a4ICt aklanem itP
POESTRIY _IN THE SOUTH.
NOW THE RICHEST TIMBER RE
GION IN THE COUNTRY.
A Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigar
Once Valuable Lumber States, Are
Practioally Denuded-Forces Which
* Have Co-operated In Destruction.
The most valuable forests of the
United States are now in the South
st Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michi
t ga , the principal sources of lumbes
,e supply in the past, are practically de
n Lutided. Reckless lumbering, charcoal
sa burning, and the manufacture of paper
pulp have co-operated as forces of de
struction, and the result is that a great
ch lumbering industry, which should have
ut lasted for another century, has scarce
of ly outlived the century which witness
st ed its beginning: The discreet con
ce srivation of the forests deemed inex
haustible when lumbering began, anc
mneasures for reboisig `'the Waste lands
n not needed for agricultural purposes
ii after the lumbermen, the charcoa.
tc burners, and the wood-pulp maker:
re were through with them, would have
of created new values to the extent 01
u" hundreds of millions of dollars to re
place those destr6yed. That this was
not done is not to be wondered at
p perhaps. Civilization swept westwarc
ie like a prairie fire. To clear land was
id a first consideration, and labor was
s" neither cheap enough nor abundant
it enough to permit that it be employed
in in provision for the future. New corn
munities are always reckless in squan
dering natural resources. They seem
n so limitless and so much in the was
n. that it is not to be wondered at that
>r the effort is rather to waste than tc
a conserve them.
, Until the timber supply of the West
y began to fail that of the South was
e. neglected. Its vast forest areas had
scarcely known the *oodman's axe
indeed, they had hardly been explored
:c Their edges had been eroded, and there
y, was some lumbering along the coast
1j for shipment to Northern markets
I They were, and still are, the great Na
h tional reserve of available timber, and
s extensive as are the lumbering opera
tions now in progress in the South, the
; supply will not fail unless all the les
h sons of Western experience are forgot
ten or disregarded.
The movement already begun among
the owners of large Southern timber
tracts to organize their lumbering op
i erations under the guidance and di
d rection of the Bureau of Forestry of
the Department of Agriculture, is one
I1 which should receive the fullest ap
probation and encouragement. Indeed
d the State Governments should do what
they can to stimulate progress in that
direction by offering substantial ad
vantages to those who thus conserve
the wealth of the South. Land man
aged under a system of forestry which
preserves the young growth, and es.
pecially that devoted to tree growing
to restore :ts forest character, might
very well be exempted from taxation
for a term of years. The taxable value
of wood lands in the South is not great
enough to make the revenues from
them a matter of concern to State or
local authorities, and those certified
as under direction of the Forestry Bu
reau might very well be thus exempt
ed. Trees grow slowly, and even a
small tax will often amount to more
than the annual increment of value in
such property. Meanwhile, it is grati
E fying to learn from a recently pubhsh
ed report of the bureau that the South
is beginning to show an intelligent in
terest in this subject. The owners of
1,534,000 acres of pine and hard-wood
lands have applied to the bureau for
working plans for conservative forest
exploitation, and its representatives
are kept busy giving advice and as
sistance where it is being followed.
There are also some large tracts of
State and Government land which the
bureau has been asked to look after
and manage. This is as.it should be.
The experience of half a century
should be enough to convince our poo
ple that the adjective "inexhaustible"
as applied to natural resources of any
kind is misleading and meaninglessa
-New York Times.
How the Poor of Paris Live.
"How the poor live" is a subject
which invariably crops up as the win
ter days come upon us, when climatic
conditions drive them for shelter to
any hole or cover where cheap com
fort may be obtained. In London
the Adelphia Arches were famed for
a most wonderful collection of human
waifs and strays, and Paris, it ap
pears, has something analogous at
Bagnolet, where there is a marvelous
shelter called by a French journalist
"The Subterranean Palace of the
Poor." It has been produced by ex
tensive excavations under a hill whose
soil yields material for making plaster.
Large fires are kept going to burn this
natural production and produce the
plaster. Around these glowing fur
naces congregate homeless men, wo
men and children, undisturbed, if they
behave, by the Paris police. For
years the underminir of this hill of
cozy comfort has been going on and
pillars have been left standing at
regular intervals to prevent the top
falling in, which in the glowing fire
light resembles to some extent the
fairy halls of the Arabian Nights. The
scene is weird in the extreme as the
firelight plays upon groups of rag
ged wretches, who bask in the gener
ous warmth until another winter morn
ing dawns and the excavation work re
commences, when they must go out in
to the chilly air and scramble for any
stray crumbs which may fall from
the rich man's table in wealthy Paris.
Waiting For the Horse to Yawn.
A New York young man Just back
from a trip in Canada was telling his
friends of the times he had had.
"We took a horse and a buckboard."
said he, "from Xavier station out into
the woods for a day's shocting. When
we got there, of course, we unhitched
the horse and took off the harness.
Then we went hunting.
"At,night, when we came to hitch
up, hanged if we knew how .to do it.
In about an hour we got nearly all
the harness on, but the old horse
wouldn't let us put the bit nn his
mouth. We couldn't drive him without
"Charlie said: 'Say, have you lots
"'Yes,' said I, 'but what has that
to do with it?'
"'Well,' said he, 'we shall just sit
down and smoke till that brute
yawns!' And we did it"-New Y6rk
The building with the largest stones
in the world is not in Egypt, but at -
Baalbee, in Syria. The stones areT
sixty feet long and twenty feet square.
The Czar of Russia, with ninety mill.
ion acres, is the bifgop t landowner mu
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