Newspaper Page Text
I. 3. 1 SENT FREEI
area1'bus andd kin Dlueases, Caseers,
ti Pais, Itohiag ametrs, Etc.
'96ad no money, simply try Botanic Blood
Alm at our expense. B. B. B. cuares Pim
ples, soabby, scaly, itching Kesems, Uleesm,
Eating Sores, Scrofula, Blood Poison, Bone
Pains, Swellinp, Rheumatism, Caneer, and
ill Blood and SkinTroubles. Especially ad
vised for chronic eases that the dootol
patent medicine and Hot Springs fall to
cmre or help. Druggists, i1 per large bottle.
To prove it cures, B. B. . sent free by writ
'ng BLOOD BALM Co., 19 Mitchell St., Atlanta,
Ga. Describe trouble and free medical
uldvioe sent in sealed letter. Medicine
sent at once, prepaid. All we ask is that
you will speak a good word for B. B. B.
IPadorewskl a L.ver of Snmard3 .
M. I'aderrwski, like other mortals of
less note, has his hobby--namely, bill
iards. He plays aearly every day when
he can spare Utirns from practicing and
composing, and is a very fair one. "I
think I like billiards," he says, 'b
ca:3e it not only exercises my eye and
hand. and keeps them in tralting
even when I am amusing myself, but
It uaso produces in me the delicate
a'!I refined artistic feelings which I
have so often to express on the piano,
an when, for instance, I play my favor
ite CA Din."
The Birds et Pelnd.
The bird fauna of Iceland is credited
by Henry H. Slater with 103 species.
Of these 3 are residents, 27 summer
migrants, 21 occas onal visitcrs, and 13
rare stragglers. The land birds are
few, including only 7 residents and I
theat come in summer to breed, but the
uloot Intereting birds now probably
are the northern wren, the great
northern dive and the Iceland falcon.
Singing birds are few. There are 1I
species of duoks and geese, and 7 birds
of prey, but the rock ptarmigan is the
only gnae bird.
A *eed Liaelsa steal.
A characterdstle anecdote of Uneoln
dates beck to the time when there
were so many fires at the national
capital that suspieion of incendiariee
was entertained, and various northern
citIa began to ofer the services o1
special fire brigades. The authoritiee
of Philadelphia in particular were most
urgent and sent a special committee
to wait on the President and urge him
to accept the services of suoh a brigade.
The committee was tedious and long
winded, and the President was anxious
to get back to the public business
which demanded his attention. Fin
ally, seeing no prospect of a termina
tion of the Interview in the usual way,
he interrupted one of the orators in
the midst of a grandiloquent flight by
"Ah, yes, gentlemen, but t is a mles
take to suppose that I am the head of
the ire department in Washington. I
am merely the President of the United
"I had a bad cough for six
weeks and could find no relief
until I tried Ayer's Cherry Pecto
ral. Only one-fourth of the bottle
L. Hawn, Newington, Ont.
Neglected colds always
Lad to something serious.
They run into chronic
asthma, or consumption.
Don't wait, but take
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
just as soon as your cough
begins. A few doses will
cure you then.
Thnm sizres: ktic ,c., $1. Al dregists.
Consult your doctor. If he says takeIt,
thn do asI ha say. If khe tels yes ac
to take It. thlou don't take It. He hasps.
Laves it with his. Wt are wlleng.
J. C. ~xma Co.. Lowoll. INL.
'lts quality influences
the selling price.
growing insured onl,
when enough actual
is in the fertilizer.
Neither quanhy nor
good tuoahy possible
150 KInds for 16.
It Is a s rUu bre
me re thaise Irae Seed loaas Y ' in
atollof andbltt saod SAeR hseES to.
thse L erl e eha El
TELL THE ADVEiTISER OUTw--H >-
( ULIn rs- bran-h-7 1t95.
MAKING A MAGNET Ol PAPE1.
A dry Weather experiment which
will prove entertaining. Get a sheet
of thin paper. Rub it with the hand
or a brush, and it will become charg
ed with electricity, so that it will stick
as though glued to your face or to
your clothes, without 3our being able
to shuke it off. Electrify a sheet df
t!hicker paper, or a postal card, and
it will attract light bodies, such as
scra.ps of cork or little balls of elder
pith. Balance a walking stick on
the back of a chair, and you may safe
ly lay a wager that you will cause it
to fall off without touching it, Of even
blowing it, and without interttintg
with the chair. First, dry your tard
hoard well before an opel fire, thed
rub it energetically on yout sleeve,
and present it to one of the extremi
ties of the cane. The walking stick
will follow the card as though the
letter were a magnet, until its equili
brium is upset, and it will straight
way tumble off the chair, as you
The author of "A Visit to Java" tells
a good dog story which has also to do
with ducks. The moral of the story
is that neither the one nor the other
should be subjected to temptation be
A planter in Java kept a number of
caninue pets. Among these Bob, an
English bulldog, was his favorite, The
dog was as good-natured as he Was
ugly in appearance, seldom misbehav
ing, even when severely tempted. On
one occasion, however, he did give
way to anger; but it must be admit
ted that he had provocation.
HIls master had some black ducks
which he had rared with much care to
ornament the little lake In the gar
den. Cue afternoon wh"ir Bob was
talking bhs nnp in the neighborhood
of the kitchen with his small white
teeth protruding from his black lips.
after the manner of bulldogs, and
gleaming in the tight, an unfortunate
duck came by. Seeing the white par
tielcs. the duck mistook them for
r:rains of rice, and tried to pick them
The stroke of her bill on Bob's nose
awoke him and aroused his indigna
tion. A short scuffle and a plaintive
quack, and the duck's career was end
Put that was not al'. So serious did
Pob consider this Insult to his dignity
that, in spite of repeated whippings,
he peroisted until he had killed every
one of the ducks.
A CHILD IN CUBA.
From Placetas, Cuba, a little girl
sends this letter to St. Nicholas:
My father is a captain of the Sec
cnd Cavalry. This is a queer little
town, with two troops here and five
ciicers. The windows here are as
large' as doors, but they have iron
bars on them. They have big blinds
the whole length of the window, with
L:ttle windows cut in them. They are
on the inside of Ihe house.
From the 1st of December to the
24th the people have torch-light pa
rades every night. They carry torches
and different-colored paper lights.
Each town is divided into two parts.
One parades one night, and the other
the next. The night of the 24th they
both parade, and afterward the people
decide which was best. The names
of these districts are Fortun and Zaza.
Zaza had the best parade this Christ
mas, but Fortun had the prettier dec
orations in its district. We, all of the
Americans, live in Fortun.
Most of the people of Cuba live in
huts made of the green bark of the
royal palmtree, under the big leaves
which are used to make the roof, and
they used to make rope of the trunk,
but there is a fine now against cutting
these trees. The rest of the buildings
are made of wood with tiled roofs.
There are very few stone houses or
plastered ones on this island. I have
been to Matanzas and Caibarien, and
expect to see more of the Island soon.
There is an orphan asylum at Reme
dies. Some of the girls sent me a lit
tle rag doll they made. It is very
queer. Mamma ordered two Cuban
dolls to be made for Christmas, but
as they were to be made by an old
lady they are not finished yet. I saw
some that they are to be like, and
am very anxious to get them.
Most of the people in the United
States think that Cuba is very warm
all of the time. but here in Placetas it
g:ets pretty cool in the winter; some
times we have to wear winter dresses
and wraps; but we get oranges, ba
nnnas, pineapples. and fresh vegeta
I,,s all of the time, also cocoanuts.
The Cuban olives are Just about the
:iA:'c of my s.:eond finger nail, and I
ram eleven years old- -twelve Ist of
I h:ave a rarrot. a pony and a bhi
'c3 le. 'i'here are not many places iu
Cuba that you can ride a wheel, but
this, is a littla country town with
good roads. Placetas is supposed to
be the healthiest town on the island.
I liked "Denise and Ned Toodles"
o.ry much. and was anxious when
'i"Pret~,y Polly Perkins" came out. by
the same author. I also liked "Betty"
and was -glad when she found her
My parrot's name is "Jim." IIHe
talks a great deal. Ills very cunnie.
trick is, when any ona knocks on th,
door he will yell, "Come in." Then
l,- will knock on h!3 perch with his
lill and say, "Come in.' Often whoa
I go to his perch I knock on it an,
say. "Come here. Jim," so he knocks
nith his bil and says. "Come hero.
Jim." just as i do. HIe bites, and so
vwe are afraid to teach him to get on
our finger, but he will get on a stick
and on my arm. He walked up on
i'y shoulder the ether day and bit my
ear. 1 piunished him, and he has not
d.no it again.
1ATTLE MAID WHIO CREMATED
a:tby Risbee buried her sweet face
in the long silken locks of the Perst
lUoss. "You smell so sweet:"
sighed, blisEsfully. "'Oh, baby Brown.
did you know my poor puasle wa-s
burr.ed up yeaterday?"
"lMercy no:' cried Baby Brow'.
who "as almost a twin of Baby !ie
bee's. as for four years :hey had been
relbratlng their birthdays together;
"ow eser did it h:arpen?"
" Why, I pt:t her in the gas oven
and forgot :'~. about her. Bridget
;igh!;rcd the ldre and went to the store
s'c the first thing we knew there was
te must awful smell in the house.
Mamma ar:d I rac, into the kitchen.
and, oh. goodre.s.e. you ought to
hsase sen- the smne' I. It was so80 thi k
a';! clmol, I theu'o-,. weI would diet
"Mam.rl? ab''" i', door quick and
tdelephone'" in :th !.re departmcnt and
Is sabut a l:nrut they came up with
the most dreadful clatter. They ar'
ged the big hose right through the
house, ahd almost tipped over the din
fig rbie table with all mamma's best
thina d n it! 3it Y'e know we didn't
care if our house wasn't burned up.
They broke tal thb kitchen windows
so the sinoke could get out-and
pretty soon they opened the oven door
and there was my precious pussie all
burned up. The firemen threw her
out in the alley and the garbage man
carried her off!"
"Oh, how awful!" gasped Baby
Brawn. "What did your mamma say?"
'Oh, she just laughed and told me
never to warm a cat in the oven
"Well, your mother is a cruel wo
man and you are a cruel little girl!"
passionately exclimed Baby Brown.
"You go right home this minute! You
eshtl't be my twin any more, and I
never waht to see you again! To
burn up i pobr, helpless, little cat
and then laugh over. it! Why, I just
"Why, I didn't mean to do it," wail
ed Baby Bisbee; "she was cold and I
wanted to get her warm."
"Well, you needn't have laughed!
Why, it hurts a cat to be pinched as
much as it does you, and then to be
burned up! Oh. you naughty, naughty
girl! You go home! You go home."
"I won't! I won't!" screamed Baby
"Why, what's all this trouble?" in
quired Mamma Brown,
"Oh, mamma; send Baby Bisbee
home. She burned tip her little kittle
and then laughed about it. And her
mamma is just as bad. Only think
of it, mnamma; that lovely little mal
tese kitten, that was so cunning, be
ing burned to death!"
"It wasn't my maltese kitten!"
shrieked Baby Bisbee; "you are just
as hateful to think I would put her
in the oven! I only burned up my
calico cat!"-Chic go Record-Herald.
NAMES OF JAPANESE.
They Vary at Different Periods of
The naming of a Japanese baby is
not simply the bestowal of a name
upon it, soon after its birth, by which
it shall be known during its lifetime.
The name of a Japanese is changed at
various periods of his life.
When a Japanese child is a month
old he is given his first name, with
national religious ceremonials. The
child is taken in state to the family
temple. Servants carry the entire in
fantile wardrobe, the extent of which
indicates the degree of wealth and the
social position of the father. At the
end of the procession a servant walks,
carrying a box which contains money
to give the officiating priest, and a
slip of paper on which the three names
are written. On entering the temple
the father hands the paper containing
the names to the priest, who copies
them on three separate sheets, which
he mixes and shakes at random, while
pronouncing, in a loud voice, a sacra
mental invocation to the god to whom
the temple is dedicated. He then
tosses them in the air, and the first
one that touches the holy floor is se
lected as the choice of the presiding
divinity. This name is written on a
piece of paper by the priest, and is
given to the child's father as a talis
man. During the ceremony sacred
songs, with instrumental accompani
ments, are chanted. Visits to relatives
and friends of the parents follow the
1christening, in celebration of which
festivities of various kinds are indulg
ed in and presents given to the child.
The Japanese child wears loose gar
ments until he is three years of age.
At that time they are discarded and
his clothes are bound around his
waist with a girdle. The girdling cere
monies are public and are accompan
ied by very elaborate religious rites.
On that occasion he receives a new
name. His education begins at this
period and is considered finished at
fifteen, at which time he attains his
majority. He assumes the responsi
bilities of a man and takes his place
in society with a new name.
Entering upon the duties of a public
function, he takes another name,
which is changed upon every advance
ment in rank or dignity in his offilcial
position. His name is changed upon
the slightest pretext. If his superior
officer happens to have the same name,
the subaltern's must be changed, for
it detracts from the dignity of a chief
for a subordinate to possess the same
name. He receives a new name upon
his marriage. His last, and only per
manent name. is the one given him
after his death, which is inscribed up
on his tomb.-Ledger Monthly.
An Airship Prophecy.
A correspondent of the Westmins
ter Gazette calls attention to an
Eighteenth Century prophecy of the
airship. It occurs in the verses of
Erasmus Darwin-that distinguished
grandfather of a more distinguished
grandson. The passage is in "The
Botanic Garden," published in 1791,
when the possibilities of steam were
becoming recognized, and it seems to
contain the first suggestion of a steam
driven airship. That the author con
templated warlike as well as peaceful
uses for such a contrivance is evident
from the lines themselves:
Soon shall thy arm, unconquered
Drag the slow barge, or drive the
Or, on wide-waving wings expanded
T'rhy flying chariot through the fields
Fair crews triumphant, leaning from
Shall wave their flutter!ng 'kerchiefs
as they move;
Or warn lo bands alarm the gaping
And armies shrink beneath the shad
An Irish roman. broad of back and
gray of hair, waddled into a dingy
croastown horse car one day.
"I want to go to the Fish Theayter,
she said in a rich brogue.
"The Fish Theatre?" echoed the
"Aye." said she.
He had never beard of it, no more
had the driver or the prim youth os
'he platform. the man with the bun
di rle forward, or even the messcngem
boy, w,'o looked up rrom his nicke
Slibrary to acknowledge it.
No one had heard of the Fish The
nter. A somewhat labored cross-eox
Samination brought out the fact thai
she wanted to go to the Aquarium
She got a transfer at Boadway.
New York r'imes.
Le'rning to Learn.
After you have learned to munlearn
you are in a fair way of learning ti
lEar-.--NSew TYork Press.
The beggar doesn't have to be wel
d to he IounD wantlnD.
SPOTTED VELVET ROSETTES. th
Young girls wear neat little walking n'
hats of dark brown, pearl gray or hi
black felt. The hats are simple, the h,
only trimming besides the neat hat at
band tightly drawn around the crown 54
being the set of rosettes miade of e'
spotted velvet. These have quite a st
leopard-like effect. Black ntd white in
or black and gray velvet is used for
the rosettes, and brown and white. a
browni and black, or brown and yellow cl
or old gold ire in the spotted velvet 3
for the brown felt hat. The rosettes in
are two, three or four in number, and P'
are made of spotted velvets only. hi
THE SPINSTER'S SOLACE. tc
A bevy of girls of our town, with pl
the aid of an older head, planned a o01
very enjoyable evening. The invita- al
Lions were headed with a clever pen W
and ink sketch of a cat, the "spinster's w
solace." We invited the guests to c(
come at three o'clock in the afternoon tl
and to appear in the costume of the Pi
traditional spinster of "ye olden m
time." The majority of the girls wore n,
cork-screw curls and all of them old- tl
time gowns. They carried reticules b'
and quaint bead bags containing e'
sprigs of fennel, sweet flagroot and Si
peppermint drops. Each one told a h
story of her courtship and why her
lover was rejected. The guest telling '
the best story received as a prize a
fine picture of a cat. After that we V
had a guessing match, the contestant n
giving the greatest number of co;- if
rect answers to a series of cat ques- a
tions being awarded the prize-a a
black cat pin cushion. The questions a
and answers were as follows: Libra- e
ry cat, catalog; aspiring cat, cata- h
mount; tree cat, catalpa; near rela
tion, catkin; water cat, cataract; dan- c
f gerous cat, catastrophe; barber cat, .
polecat; spicy cat, catsup; cat's fav- g
orite plant, catnip; musical cat, cat- S
gut. We had photographs taken at s
the conclusion of the tea. This was b
served at five o'clock. The table was
a long, old-fashioned one of mahog- b
any, and all the quaint china and s
glassware obtainable was used on it.
The menu included old-fashioned vi- i1
ands and preserves, cookies, hot bis- s
e cult, cold chicken, rich fruit cake, v
gold and silver cake, and other old- t
time varieties. Daguerreotypes, min'- a
atures and faded photographs of rela- h
U tives were brought by most of the
e "spinsters," and there was lots of fun
i. Inspecting them. After tea we sang f
Y Auld Lang Syne and other ballads of t;
L "ye olden time."-Mrs. T. C. Cum- e
5 mings, in Good Housekeeping. 1C
g LURED BY A WOMAN'S TROUT
e Trout flies made by a woman are
L considered a great curiosity, because F
so far there is practically only one
a woman who has ever attempted mak
t ing them as a regular business. She t
has made a great success of her work f
and all tempting feather-covered a
a hooks prove as great a bait to fisher- a
men as they do to the fish.
Learning to make trout flies is tir
son, and slow work, yet it seems as
though it were essentially a woman's t
work, for it requires patience. persev- t
ance and nimble fingers. Men in the t
prcfession guard the secrets of manu
facture carefully, and after a New f
York woman resolved to compete with
them it was a long time before shc t
could induce any man to show hef the
way. She served an apprenticeship by t
pulling apart man-made trout flies and
a making a careful study of their anat
omy. Then she would put them to
L gether again, this was a start; and a-t
L ter a while her perservance was re
' warded. A man who was skilled in I
the art agreed to give her instruction,
. partly out of friendship and partly be
cause he admired her pluck. She had j
to promise, though, that she would
Snot teach any one else.
Of her work this woman chats inter
cestingly. She says: "It is pleasant I
work that may be done at home, and
it Is one which gives a liberal educa
I tion. All the birds of the air contri
n bute their quota to the material which
Ir use, and never bdfore did I realize
Sthe great variety of their plumage 1
r and its wondrous beauty. I am com
if pelled to study the insect I manufac
e ture, that I may duplicate it as near
a ly as possible, else it will 'never bh
- able to fool the sagacious trout.
a "I have grown to love my work to
- that extent that now I am always try
ing to see how artistic a fly I can
make-not how many dollars it will
S THE STORE DETECTIVE.
e An advertisement in a recent paper
called for the services of a "bright, in
d telligent woman as detective in a de
d partment store." Scores of women,
e young and old, put in applications for
the place. Some of them had been
e employed by private detective agen
cies and had done such important
Swork as the tracking of criminals,
Swhile a few had held places in de
1 partment stores. From the latter ap
Splicants a young woman was selected.
The greater number of the candidates I
Sfor the place had had no experience
of the sort, and were under the im
e) pression that no special adaptability
was necessary for the task.
d "A store detective," said the man
ager of one of the big shops, 'has to
Sbe gifted with a large amount of tact
and intuition, as well as a quick eye
Sand a level head. She must not be
troubled with nerves or be imagina
a tive or easily excited. She must be
ladylike as to dress and manner and
Sappearance, a good judge of faces and
of persons. In fact, the place re
" quires a rare combination in the way
of womanly cleverness and courage.
"Many women are employed by
private detective agencies, and some
d of them make good salaries but as a
7 rule these private detectives do not
make good store detectives. The
work requiring their services is large
ly that connected with divorce cases,
1 and this class of work is not pleasant
enough to appeal to Intelligent and
refined women, such as store detec
e tives must be.
)f "Store detectives become adept at
n- picking out and capturing shoplifters
er with their booty on their persons. One
el or two store detectives in this city
have become very well known, and
e their work is in demand.
'' "Women have made more of a suc
at cers of detective work in the shops
n. and in connection with the Custom
- House than they have in criminal
cases. In the Custom House they are
invaluable in the detection of women
smugglers, often travelling across the
r ocean in the big liners as regular
to passengers in order to watch some
suspected woman. To obtain thesei
picea they must undergo a Civil Ser
Said the superintendent of a large
"There has been an unusual de
mand this season for visiting millin
ers. The practice of going out by the
day in private houses is a phase of
the trade that our young women have
never taken much pains to work up,
hence people who desire to get their
hats trimmroed at so much per day are
at a loss to know where to pick up
good all-around trimmers and model
ers who are willing to hire out on
such terms, fnd they come to us for
"Now that the ice has been broken,
a good many capable girls have de- w
clared in favor of the house-to-house
system, and they have made such big Li
inroads on the trade of some of the
popular establishments that those Ax
houses will have to take a new lease
on their laurels, and incidentally on
their customers, if they don't want
to lose money. It is strange that the F
public was so slow to learn the worth
of visiting milliners, for they really
are of inestimable value to people bc
with a limited income. For years
women who knew that their expenses
could go so.far and not an inch fur- c
ther have been econom!izng by em
ploying seamstresses by the day td
make their dresses, but somehow it
never occurred to them that to get
their hats made the same way would c!
be a good plan. This season, how
ever, they have awakened to the pos
sibilities of the home industry and n<
have kept the girls pretty busy. Pi
"And it is not the families in strait
ened circumstances alone that art
making a bid for visiting milliners.
Well-to-do women like to save a pen- t
ny as well as their poorer sisters, and w
if they can get a woman to come in
and trim up half a dozen stylish hats A
at the rate of $2.50 or $3 a day they w
are naturally going to hire her in pref
erence to patronizing an expensive
"However, it behooves the anxious a
economist to exercise discretion in the tc
selection of a milliner. A great many h,
girls in this business are specialists. r
Some can make frames, some can
shape, while others can do nothing ti
but trim. It a hat is ordered in a big I i1
store it passes through a dozen hands,
but when made at home it is neces
sary that the milliner employed be a
general practitioner capable of carry- a
ing the -headgear through all the
stages of construction. Then, too. the
vis'ting milliner is often given old ma
terial to work with, and it takes an
artist of the first water to fashion a
becoming, pretty hat out of last sea- t1
son's velv~ss. laccs. and feathers.
That many girls can accomplish this
feat is evidenced by the demand for
home milliners. whom score-, of vwom
en all over town have hailed as a I;ind
of sartorial savior."--New York
FACTS AEOUT DEAF FOLK. E
Prof. E. R. Read Finds Large Percent
age to be Born V'Hit::"t Heari:~.
Prof. Allen E. rPead. of the Institu
tion for the Deaf in this city. has just C
finished f:e the C-ensau Depart;ment, .
at Washirngton, a collection of facts t
a'd stati~stic conccrer.in the children 5
w!:o have, since 1520, been in attend
avne at the institution. The work has e
occupied him for several weeks, and c
the compilation is voluminous. It is
the first time that that systematic and
e thorough collection has been attempt
,ed. The Consus Department has ord- a
Sered a like compilation at the other
"aate institutions. under special direc- e
tion of Dr. Alexander Grams.m Bell. a
who has long made a study of statis- v
V tics concerning the dear and dumb. 1
Prof. Reed's investigations disclose 5
some interesting facts. Of the 452 t
pupils who have at one time or anoth
- er since 1890 been under instruction
Sat the institution. 169 are congenitally
deaf, that is, born without the sense ,q
of hearing; 271 are adventitious. that
is, those who become deaf after birth
t from sickness or other causes; ten are
d feeb!e-minded and two dumb, but in t
full possession of hearing. Une-third
Sof the 452 have been taught by the
speech method; the rest by the manu- I
al form or sign language. One-third of I
Sthese speech-taught pupils are con
Sgenital and the rest adventitious, from
h which it is concluded that the great
majority of those deaf and dumb from
e birth can not be taught by means of
I Of the adventitious pupils 169 are
Stotally deaf and 102 partially so; nine
Sty-six lobt their hearing under one
year of age, eighty-four between one
and two years, thirty-five between two
-and three, seventeen between three
and four. twelve between four and
ii five. Of these 271, 244 lost their hear
ing under the age of five years, and
e nly twenty-seven between the age of
five and seventeen. Of the 244, 143
r are totaly and 101 partially deaf.
Tle causes of loss of hearing as
gleaned by the investigation, are va
rieo l, the chiaf being spinal meningitis
S.and compnnlications, fifty-two cases;
brain fever and complications; thirty
nine; scarlet fever, twenty-eight; ca
t tarrh and complications, eighteen;
gatherings in head and ears, twenty
six, and tyihoid fever, eleven. Among
the others are whooping cough. pneu
mc nia, measles, diphtheria, grip, and
Sscrofula. In twenty-two cases the
cause of deafness is unknown.
Of the 452 chilitren there is rela
tionship between parents in nineteen
cases, mostly cousins; 143 have deaf
:'elatives, eighty-seven of the 143 are
congenital and have 162 deaf rel:ives
-fifty-three brothers, forty-three sis
ters, seven fathers, and nine mothers.
The rest are adventitfous and have
fiftly-nine deaf relatives, mostly broth
e ers and sisters.
d Almost every occupation and profes
d sion is represented in the vocation of
the fathers of the children, 203 being
farmers, fifty-five laborers, twenty
three carpenters, ten railroad men,
five preachers, three lawyers, two
teachers, and one physician. The rest
Sare blacksmiths. butchers, machinists,
st torekeepers. iaiter.s, coal miners,
e etc.-Indianapclls News.
A Shifting of Waistcoats.
d An actor named Wright, who was
Sonce impersonating the first grave dig
ger in "Hamlet," prepared to take the
at house by storm by incasing his person
Swithin a dozen or more waistcoats of
Sall sorts of shapes and patterns. When
y about to commence the operation of
d digging the grave for the "fair Ophe
lia," Wright began to unwind by tak
Sinlg off waistcoat after waistcoat,
which caused uproarious laughter
m among the audience. But as fast as
al he relieved himself of one waistcoat
e Paul Bedford, who was playing the
n second grave digger, incased himself
he in the cast-off vests, whih increased
ar the salvos of laughter. for as Wright
ae was getting thinner Paul grew fatter
se and fatter. Wright. seeing himself
r outdone. kept cn the remainder of the
Ib-j waistcoats and went on with his part
quitt zestsalr--Cbico Newu.
WHERE? OH. WHERE? 3
I wonder whdre the sylphs are gone
Who oice our festive halls did grace
W;th dainty, slender, tap'ring forms
Trhat iieeded nOt the binding lace-
Lithe as D)ianas at the chase.
The wind has blown them all away,
And buxom dames are in their place.
Where are the sylphs of yesterday?
-Town Topics. I
George-What's de matter, kid?
Willie-It's dis way, boo-boo! De
boss told me to be prompt about
everything. An' now he's fired me be
cause I was too prompt about goin'
POWEIR OF CONTRAST.
Buffer-Oh, those trashy new nov
c!s are all right.
Eiff-What do you mean?
Buffer-Why, they make the old
novels taste so good.-Detroit Free
MYSTERY GOING AND COMING.
Pauline-"Just think of the awful
things we know about people whom
we don't know.
Emeline-Yes, isn't it wonderful!
And just think what the people whom
we don't know may know about us!
ALWAYS A WINNER.
"So your husband has been making
a lot of money on corn, Mrs. Bulling
ton? How strange it is that he always
happens to be on the right side of the
market. He never loses, does he?"
"I never happen to hear him men
tion it if he does."-Chicago Record
THE OTHER VIEW.
"It seems to me," said the lady with
a severe glance, "that the newspapers
print some dreadful things."
"Yes," answered the reporter; "it
often makes me sad to think that peo
ple insist on doing shocking things
a:,d compelling us to write about
INSULT TO INJURY.
"Poor Bickers has a very hard
hearted wife," said Trivvet.
"What's the trouble now?" asked
"She not only broke the broomstick
over his head, but made him go to the
store and buy another."-Detroit Free
PUTTING HIM AT EASE.
Cholly-I said something to Miss
Qt!ckstep the other day, and all she
said was that children and fools speak
the truth. I wonder, baw Jove, if she
meant anything personal!
Miss De Muir-Certainly not. Ev
erybody knows you're no child.-Chi
"I must say," said the irascible per
son, "that this climate--"
"Excuse me," interrupted Miss Cay.
enne, "but I fear you are starting with
a misstatement. I have observed that
when any one exclaims 'I must say' he
is in reality going to give utterance to
something that it is quite unnecessary
to mention."-Washington Star.
AN ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTER.
They were discussing the labor
"Are you in favor of unions?" he
"Yes, indeed, I am," she replied en
thusiastIcally. "So is every unmarried
. Then they proceeded to arrange a
little union of their own.--Detroit
A TEST CASE.
"What is this case you've got to dis
pose of to-day?" inquired the strang
"Well, sir," replied the western cor
oner, "I reckon you might call is s
"A 'test case?'"
"Yep. Chinaman; Alkali Abe wua
testin' his new gun."-Philadelphia
A MUTUAL SERVICE.
He-I am very unfortunate; it
seems I can please nobody.
She-Come, cheer up; I have no one
to admire me, either.
He--Tell you what. Let's found a
society for mutual admiration. I, for
instance, admire your beautiful eyes,
and what do you admire in me?
She-Your good taste.-Towa and
READY TO DO HIS PART.
"Do you know, Harold," the happy
maiden said, toying with a button of
his coat. "that a lot of envious fellows
are saying you want to marry me for
my money? How absurd that is!
SWhy, my little property is all invested
and the income from it is only about
$1.500 a year."
"If you think we can live on that,
darling," replied Harold, swallowing
something with an effort and smooth
Sing her brown hair, "I am willing to
risk it"-Chicago Tribune.
LOCATING THE BLAME.
f "It must be confessed that the cli
xe te is rather uncertain," remarked
- the visitor.
"You are one of the few discerning
o men I have had the good fortune to
t meet." answered the weather prophet.
, "I have often tried to make it clear
, that my predictions are correct and
reliable and that it is the miserable
climate that refuses to subordinate it
elf to the simpledt rules of mathemat
BETRAYING HIS IGNORANCE.
e "I wish to get a position as brake
n man," said the caller respectfully.
f The great man sized him up. "Um.
a Ever have any experience?"
f "Sir. I have been a railroad man
' for eighteen years."
k- The great man reflected some.
t, "Um," he said. "Er--would you kind
r ly close the door? I seem to feel a
t The applicant arose and closed the
e door gently.
f "Huh!" snorted the great man,
d "thought you could impose on me, eh?
t Get right out o' here! A railroad man
er would have shut that door so hard it
!if would have Jarred my false teeth
t The great man 'was right,-6n
wome people wo sa e toinW the
world owes them slving are too liasy to
:ollect the debt.
Cmpressed Air or ttee Cman.
.perits dilaimp that compressd air will
even ually be the owe of dthe future, sup
plantn bothh the bl d the trolley sys
tems. In all lines of Industry we pee con
stant improvements, but ihm idleine there
is one remedy that cannot be improved on,
and that is Hostetter's Stomach Bittefti It
is founded on true merit, aend will ours ndi
geslon, dyspepsia flatulency, constipation
and nervousness, also prevent malaria, fever
and ague. Try a bottle and satisfy yourself.
Out of 156,000 houses or fiats in Glasgow
36,000 were found :o have but one room,
70,000 but two rooms.
In the Blue Grass Reglen.
"I take off my hat to a f5c. box of Totter
hne. It has cured me of skin disease which
doctors in seven States failed to eure."-C.
W. Cantrell. Louisville, Hy y 0e. a box by
mail from J. T. Shuptrine, Bsvanaah, Ga.,
if your drug gist don't keep it.
The child that cries for the moon mty
grow up and want the earth.
Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy Cures Sour
Stomach and Headache. At Druggists, 50c.
Some compliments fall fiat, and others
Venice has a German school, which,
howe -er, has more Italian than German
FITSpermanentl' cured.No fits ornervous
noes after first day's use of Dr. Eline's Great
NerveRestorer.,2trial bottle andtreatisefrne
Dr. R. H. Ktres, Ltd., 91Arch st. Phla,Pa.
There are about 900,000 mo1 women
than men in the German empire.
I am sure Piso's Cure for Consumption saved
my life three years ago.-Mas. ThouAs Boa
azxs. lMaple St., Norwich, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1900.
Tea consumed in England is subject to
a duty of twelve cents a pound.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for ehildres
teething, soften the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind collc. 25c a bottl1.
Does the detective have to get a pointer
in order to dog a criminal's footstepat
Thirty minutes is all the time required to
dye with PUTnrA FADn.ass Dras. Bold by
Two hundred and fifty Trappist monks
are now working at twenty-five stations in
Beware of Ointmnents Wer Catarrh That
as mercury will surely destroy the sense of
smell and completely derange the whole sys
tem when entering it through the mucous
surfaces. Such articles should never be used
except on prescriptions from reputable phy
sicians, as the damage they will do is ten fold
to the good you can possibly derive fron:
them. Hall's .Catarrh Cure, manufactured
by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0.. contains
no mercury, and is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous strfiece
of the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure
be sure to get the genuine. It is taken in
tcrnally, and is made in Toledo, Ohio, by F.
J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.
tlF"Sold by Druggists; price, 75e. per bottle.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
One hundred thousand letters are posted
m the wrong pillar boxes in London every
Eest For the Bowels.
No matter what ails you, headache to a
cancer, you will never get well until your
bowels are put right. CAscABzTs help nature,
cure you without a gripe or pain, produce
easy natural movements, cost you just 10
cents to start getting yeaour health back. CAs
ciARsT Candy Cathartic, the genuine, put up
in metal boxes, every t\ble bhas C. C. C.
stamped on it. Beware of imitations.
Some people only seem to put their best
root forward when they are looking for
Miss Marion Cunningham, the Popular
Young Treasurer of the Young Woman's
Club of Emporia, Kans., has This to Say of
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
"DEAR MRS. PINKHAM: - Your Vegetable Compound cured me
of womb trouble from which I had been a great sufferer for nearly
three years. During that time I was very irregular and would often
have intense pain in the small of my back, and blinding headaches and
severe cramps. For three months I used Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, and aches and pains are as a past memory,
while health and happiness is my daily experience now. You cer
tainly have one grateful friend in Emporia, and I have praised your
Vegetable Compound to a large number of my friends. You have
my permission to publish my testimonial in connection with my picture.
Yours sincerely, Miss MARION CUNNINGHAM, Emporia, Kans."
$5000 FORFEIT IF THE ABOVE LETTER IS NOT GENUINE.
When women are troubled with irregular, suppressed or painful
menstruation, weakness, leucorrhcea, displacement or ulceration of the
womb, that bearing-down feeling inflammation of the ovaries, backache,
bloating (or flatulence) general debility, indigestion, and nervous pros
tration, or are beset with such symptoms as dizziness, faintness, lassitude,
excitability, irritability, nervousness, sleeplessness, melancholy, "all
gone," and "want-to-be-left-alone" feelings, blues, and hopelessness,
they should remember there is one tried and true remedy. Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound at once removes such troubles.
Refuse to buy any other medicine, for you need the best.
Mrs. Pinkham Invites all sick women to write her for advice.
She has guided thousands to health. Address, Lynn, Mass.
L 'Superor FODDER PLANT&
YL VICTORIA RAPE
About 10mllealhadof Dwarf Eamx Rapeln
boem Inrla vigor and r. a grlhlnlg quabt It
nakilt poI bla to grouw wri: an al ep
and oaths all over Amntirat aIl. a l b. Iti
mvlarlmly prollc. Szer'catalog tells.
Stant Incamate Clover
SProdams , a lazIant rop three ft tall
S . within lz waks after seedming and lots
sad t ao o L'U'ge all .....ntr long
bs idr i d well anywlare. lrtl !r.
Grass, Clovers and
Our raaos I b,,riful of tborofgly teard tarn: ands TE
N xar s'fhon.snd MOd"4 Kale: Tegamte, prodo't:,-z: 10.:o f F'Mo
!4r ea'. fodder pne ; aere F at Speltl, with Its L Lont.c:s of ga TRICNs
anud t toLa a lay ps a , Billion Dollar Gran, etc., et.
SaIrew Grace Mhirsgue
Tlelding 6 toen of magniteeat myead m endles amount of pasturma on any farm In Amnwtea.
Os'amus Inemse-4 ee of Nay per Acre
Thegreat grasm ofthleeantsy, l e;Rwingf wbawetal sdoond. or great r tlore, worh i10rto
any wIdei aake Auerii r e ard 'r o farmer. is salled to you with many farm wed maelm, asn
retipt of lb l cenmts pntaing. r 'CtalogalY m 8 et fior postage.l
JOHN A. SALZER SEED COMPANY, La Crosse. Wis.
BON TON CORSETS
are as far ahead of other cor
sets as the present day dress is ahead of that
of centuries ago. Ask your dealer to show
them to you. Accept no substitutes.
ROYAL WORCESTER edb
CORSET C WORCr e,
o~4rr I ea
T f l o a"tos orodinPry
UN$. ad Mane
C esc- o a CYe
ras ow4O O~* 'J in Four re'si .
W. L. nouias nt akesy and c -lesoremefos
$1 IO00ng3.l)lton ianyotherb..tWOD1
atS cLnrerZ In the 0orld.
W. L. D1oag1A 3.cO and $31.0 oboes placed
side by riCletitg ?.00 and 3;.10 shoes of
other nente¶, are fand to hr just rs iOad.
Thy 550ll tweon to paiern.... 18.00
3.00 10 a 0 gllo citern.... 23.0
Ma ree of the andbt er, doors chaer
H. F.,LEWIS & CO,, Limited
annot e Catualogue . Wrt or pr!io.
OPe' h. n,:I Ze. a . . tr.. o ntalO ta...
l..l)".a1 tau ".c .+ ---~
largest grotero ol
Clover, TlnOtl'Y :L.
(;noes. Onrnor hel groii Cn6Wfr,
for ~or, frort and d 5 for rc sl tsi
proprtiod hasj ntly bcora l C amouS.
1P11OW CLOVER, 01hi. .0; 10 h 3.1
LGrsoswl rils Cis1r,k. 5.69; 132 lbs . $3.2
Sjlea Clever. Tiaothy and Oroases sad grosS
d1000 gallon cistern.t l t14 00
1550 gallon ciastern.. 18.00
2100 gallon cistern.... 23.00
Cy preSS sash and doors very cheap,
wire soreena and doors chcpS
H. F.,LEWIS & CO., Limited
81683 BABONNE 81'., NEW OItILE&N8, L.
band for Catalogue. Write for prices.
DROP S NEW DT" c1vP gT; in.
quirlk mmli -ad mmia "..
Cma. , Boot o a~tlneali.J and 10 do y
Free. D. N .. 611nse sONe. 3.5. Asleata. s.
Po wCo.. Chic·ag, Ill.
timid Medal at Iuufreio lisnpedtfou.
ORT'ANT & l'TR 4 TT9S noosaOPtlg
Business ollege Lobylller,. 'l brthsopd
Coaa no more than 7Q cIes 5 houm . ataltersh