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C. I HEFNER, Publisher. SAVANNAH, : 2 TENNESSEE. ELEVATORS SAVING WORK. .Btereatlna; Estimate of an Old Mac, ' Who Ouoe Climbed Weary StalrM. Recently an old man stood in tha eorridor of a big office bunding, with watch In hand, making figures from time to time on the bock of an en velope. There were many who won dered what he was doing, says the New York Post. He was computing how much time the modern elevators in our high buildings save to men In a day, and to one who spoke to him he told how for years, away back in the sixties, Tie had worked In the sixth story of a building which was then one of the liighest in the city, or the country either, for that matter; how, though young and spry then, he had dreaded that climb up six sheer stair flights; low the men in the place would draw lots to see who, at luncheon time, should make the journey to the street to buy cakes and pie for the noon day meal, and how he had at times gone without his luncheon rather than use up so much strength in climbing the stairs. It took a min ute and a half then for a young man to go up, he said, but the manager of the factory, who was more than 50 years old and somewhat rheumatic, always spent four minutes in the up ward struggle. "I was just figuring on the time aved by this modern appliance," the old man continued, "and I calculate that it Is at least four minutes for very young man who goes to the twenty-fifth floor, and ten minutes for your 'elderly gentlemen.' These express elevators, stopping only above the thirteenth floor, average 45 seconds in reaching the top. Of course, we wouldn't have 20 or 30 story structures if the modern ele Tator manufacturers had not kept pace with the architects and builders, but I am arguing from the other side." And he showed an array of figures to prove that in a day's aver age business. In which 2,500 passen gers are carried, two whole working days are gained. ITis young friend did not dispute him. It Is In New York, of course, with Its score of buildings that nre 14 stories high and over, thnt the ele vator has reached its greatest devel opment. In the matter of speed, the makers have vied with one another until 800 feet a minute Is the rate at which the cars can be propelled. This means to the twentieth floor of a building in 30 seconds, a velocity that is gained by a multiplication of gear wheels over which the car cables run. FAMINE IN CHINA. A Population of 21,000,000 Salter! 11 a and Starving; from Shortage of Crop. Recent reports more than confirm the fears of a'terrible and widespread famine in North China. Two great provinces, Shansi and Shensi, north west of Teking, with an agricultural population of 21,000,000, is the terri tory that is suffering the effects of a failure of the crops for three years. Last year the failure was complete, and the condition of the people is quite as bad as was the condition of the people In India a year ago. It is in the squalid, walled city of Singan Fu In Shansi that the imperial court of China has taken refuge with a guard of 25,000 soldiers. Trouble is pected from the fact that these troops get full rations of food, brought from long distances through densely populated uistricts where the people are starving. The emperor aiia dowager empress and, in fact, the entire Manchu family of rulers, with all their immediate followers, are thus surrounded by famished mil lions, and they do not know what day their own supplies may be seized and cut off by a revolution, says the Lit tle Chronicle. Field Marshal von Waldersee has presented, a plan for withdrawing the foreign troops in March, leaving only garrisons manned. Before this can be undertaken China must make a good start toward keeping her agree ment with the foreign powers and must give proof of her ability to maintain order. Von Waldersee pro vides for large garrisons in Peking, Tientsin, Shan-IIai-Kwan, and Taku and smaller ones along the railway line to the const. The missionaries are demanding heavy indemnities and fuller protec tion and additional rights to those which they enjoyed in the past. They especially demand passports which would make the Chinese officials re sponsible for anything that might happen to them. Knew Where It Wan, Invalid (to sympathizing caller) My dear, I have lost nearly all my hair. Youngster (playing close by) I know where it Is, mamma. I saw it in your dressing-table drawer. Tit-Bits. WOMEN AND POCKETS. Some Pertinent Comment by Eliza beth Cad- Stanton, Famous Suffrntfiat Agltulor. The daily press gave an account a fw daya sinje of a young woman walking in the street with her blind mother, her pocketbook in hand, who was suddenly robbed by a man. who was arrested and is now paying the penalty of his crime In jail. If the woman had had a pocket and her purse in it she might still be enjoying her money and the man his liberty. Going to see n friend oft to Europe not long ago I saw a young wiiiian hurrying to the vessel, her train in one hand, her umbrella and handker chief in the other and her purse held In her teeth! Ever and anon we hear of these val uables snatched from their possessors, for which men and boys are arrested and punished. In view of this result the pocket is more than a question of fashion, it becomes one of morals; it is wonderful what dangers women will endure and inflict on others at the behests of fashion; if they choose to suffer the accidents that befall themselves, that is one thing, but to endanger the safety of others in crowded places is quite another. A young girl not long since, trying to get into a car, incumbered with train, pocketbook, umbrella, cardcase and bundle, having an uncertain hold, was by a sudden jerk thrown to the ground and nil her possessions scat tered in the mud; she wns spriously l-jured, and in consequence walked on crutches for six months. Terhaps the authorities of the church might do, something to rouse the religious sensibilities of the wom en in this direction. The apostles and prophetsin Bible times did not think it beneath their dignity to give women some directions as to their duties, and an appeal in our day might not be in vain. The discipline of the church re quires all women to cover their heads when they enter the cathedrals; Paul advised them not to braid their hair nor wear gaudy apparel, but to mod estly cover their faces with veils. Many of the books in the New Testa ment have special directions in regard to the dress of women. And Isaiah was quite strenuous as to most of the ornaments dear to their hearts. In the third chapter, sixteenth verse, he says: "Because the daughters of Zion re haughty and walk mincing as they A CHEERFUL WINDOW. There la Xiitlilnu Thnt Ait.U Quite Sa Much Attractiveness to tho Ave i-11 so Home. A small bay window is hardly inrgi enough to sit in, hence some menus of utilizing its presence that will add at tractiveness to the room, without shut. ;lag out any of the window's light, ia certainly worth considering. The il lustration shows a scheme both at tractive and convenient. The low window sashes have below them a shell that fills the space of the bay window, ELIZABETH CADY STANTON. (Honorary President National Suffrage As sociation.) $o, making a tinkling with their feet. "Therefore the Lord will smite the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion. "In that day the Lord will take away the tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon. "The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers. "The head bands, and the tablets, and the earrings. "The rings, and the nose jewels, and the mantles, and the wimples, and tho crisping pins. "The glasses, and the hoods, and the veils." If it was thought worth while to C directions in the Bible not be as well to have iis in regard to this mat .ion and civil laws, and J daces give some direc f ughters in this line? one of our city colleges e, going to the black- purse, containing five f: desk; when she re p gone. The president Yj? together and stated Caching them for the ! "But if the owner will irt of her dress that ', ior and make a gener- hich to keep her purse J. her weak companions " .'mptation and herself ,,ses." Elizabeth Cady ' -ago Tribune. V't Way Onl. ; , I don't know what 1 h me. I can't sleep, i. no interest In busi- f shy don't you propose all JTiiVi Hv Hi 1 A CHEERFUL WINDOW. while below this is a drawer that will serve many useful purposes. The shell affords an excellent chance for placing an aquarium or large fish globe. Gold and silver fish are very beautiful when seen against a bright window, On the shelf may also be placed some potted plants. . Above is a chance for a caged bird, showing between the folds of a drapery curtain, that hangs flush with the walls of the room. Shelves could be put across the middle of the side sashes, if desired, affording room for smaller pots of plants or climbing plants that can be trained to run up about the top of the bay window. Webb Donnell, in Farm and Home. ODD WORK FOR WOMEN. New Model of Earning a Livelihood Devised by Victims of "Genteel Poverty." Genteel poverty is one of the trag edies of modern society. Yet out ol the evil comes good, and from abso lute necessity clever women devise new modes of earning a livelihood. Most of those who find themselves in reduced circumstances take up ordi nary callings, but a few plunge out of the beaten path and make some idle accomplishment the basis of a paying vocation. One young woman uptown who in the past learned to make lace as a fad now puts it to practical use by repairing old and priceless laces. She carries what may be called a kit of tools, including a lacemaker's pil low, a full set of threads and various kinds of needles, and restores an in jured collar or an ancient fichu in the presence of the owner. The work Is exceedingly difficult and the reward correspondingly high. Several women have taken up lndex Ing. Their pntrons are people who keep scrapbooks, and who are too busy, or, as is more often the case, too negligent, to index for themselves The work is slow and laborious. II demands a wide literary knowledge and often a knowledge of French and German. The pay is moderate, being usually three dollars a day. Artistic and fancy bookbinding Is practiced by eight or ten women In New York city. This is a skilled trade of the highest claBs. demanding both technical skill and artistic ability. Two of the binders have done such good work as to make them moderate' iy famous. A Vassar girl with a penchant foi chemistry found herself thrown upon her own resources three years ago, and adopted for her daily work the giving of instruction to members of her sex upon the subject of cold cream. To the uninitiated this seems a very simple matter, but In truth it Is very complex. It involves a knowl edge of the various fats and oils, in cluding spermaceti, cocoa butter, wax, japan wax, almond cream, lanoline, and such medical ingredients as ben zoin, camphor, myrrh, carbolic acid, sulphur, arsenic, zinc and white lead. Women who contemplate a foreign tour or who are to receive distin guished foreigners are often at a loss respecting the etiquette of European countries. They can get out of their trouble by taking a course of lessons from teachers who have lived abroad in days of wealth. At least ten bright young women have taken up derma tology with special reference to the hair and scalp. They visit their pa tients th same ns physicians and earn a handsome living. At least two in this city clear more than $5,000 a year. Restoring old photographs gives profitable employment to a number of women who have become experts in the use of the camera. It does not pay very well in general, but now and' then, when there is strong family love involved, it gives very handsome re turns. One successful woman inlays books. N. Y. Journal " 1 H ij SooirirAuuHg nn mm i pip 'iSl V fl J Complete External and Internal Treatment Consisting of CUTICURA SOAP to cleanse the skin of crusts and scales, and soften the thick ened cuticle, CUTICURA OINTMENT to Instantly allay itching, irritation, and inflammation, and, soothe and heal, and CUTICURA RESOLVENT to cool and cleanse the blood, and expel humor germs. A SINGLE SET is often sufficient to cure the most torturing, disfiguring skin, scalp, and blood humors, rashes, itchings, and irritations, with loss of hair, when the best physicians, and all other remedies fail. 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