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MARVELOUS DISCOVERY OF THE GREAT WIZARD OF ELECTRICITY. Wonderful Crystal, With Which He Hopes to Make the Rodv Perfectly Transpar ent—Entirely New Field For Scientific Research Opened Cp by It. Thomas A. Edison is about to give to the world another discovery as wonder ful in its way as the fluoroscope. By means of the fluoroscope Mr. Edi son put to practical use the discovery of the so called X rays by Professor Roent gen. His latest discovery is a further development on this same line. Mr. Edison, realizing the limitations of the fluoroscope, its power when ap plied to the human body—for in its sur gical possibilities lies its greatest bene fit to mankind—being confined to re vealing the bony structure and the dim outlines of such solid organs as the heart, is determined to find, if possi ble, some substance of more sensitive quality than the tungstate of calcium . used in the fluoroscope. V “It was,” says he, “the action of the X ray on crystals of platinocyanide of barium which caused Roentgen to make (he original discovery. Immediately kfterward I discovered that tungstate of calcium was more powerful, and I con structed a practical instrument for util izing the crystals in connection with the X ray.” Tungstate of calcium not being suffi ciently sensitive to transform the strange light discovered by Roentgen into a light that would so illuminate the interior of the human body as to render its most delicate tissues visible —in other words, to make it transpar ent—Mr. Edison set about to find a crystal that would possess the requisite quality. He has discovered one. Its name he will not yet reveal, saying that he is still experimenting with it and desires to exhaust its possibilities before an nouncing it to the world. Less than a year ago it was thought marvelous when the bones of the hand were photographed. But by means of the newly discovered crystals Mr. Edi son can now disclose to the eye of the surgeon organs and tissues that have hitherto been seen only in the dissect ing room and on the operating table. It is probable that when he perfects his now discovery the slightest derange ment of the system will be revealed to tho doctor’s eye. So sensitive are these crystals that a man with nis eyes bandaged may dis ■orrg'Dbjects, which suggests the possi llity that to the eyes of the blind the world around them may become a visu al reality. In speaking of his work to a reporter Mr. Edison said: “For the hist six months I have been experimenting for the production of chemical crystals which should have the peculiar property of giving out light when subjected to the action of that mysterious force called provisionally the X ray of Roentgen. “I saw that with the fluoroscope as it is today only tho bones of the body and the heart can be seen, and that if tho internal organs are to be rendered visible it will be essential to increase the sensitiveness of the crystals used in tho fluoroscopo as well as the variation in the quality of the X ray. “I first purchased in this country and Europe all tho chemicals known and sold in the trade which I did not al ready possess. These -were all tried in the fluoroscope. Only one was found equal in sensitiveness to tungstate of calcium. Since then my chemists have been making chemical combinations not procurable elsewhere. ’ ’ “ Your chemists must produce a large number of new combinations,” ven tured tho reporter. “Their average is SO new chemical substances a day. Every one of these is subjected to the X ray, and its fluores cing power, if any, is measured. ” “And do any of them compare favor ably in fluorescing power with tung state of calcium?” “I have found one chemical which is more sensitive to the X ray than any heretofore known. But I shall keep on trying until little hope is left of finding anything better; ’ ’ ‘ ‘ When do you suppose the chances of such discovery will bo exhausted?’ ’ “Practically never, for when you re member how many chemicals there aro and then calculate tho number of possi ble combinations you will find that they run up into hundreds of millions. ” “The possibilities of this discovery, Mr. Edison, in their relation to surgery seem immense.” “Yes. Should I succeed in finding just what I am after there is no doubt that the fluoroscope will become an in strument of great value to the surgeon, for by it he will be able to make accu rate diagnosis of the internal organs. ’ ’ There is another discovery that may have an important bearing on Mr. Edi son’s experiments and that suggests re markable possibilities in the realm of light manipulation. It is that of the French chemist Becquerel that certain crystals of the salts of the metal urani um, when subjected to the action of sun light and then taken into a dark room, give off anew and hitherto unknown ray which possesses the same property, as the X ray—that of penetrating opaque substances. “I am very much interested in Bec querol’s discovery,” said Mr. Edison. “The rays from these salts of uranium penetrate opaque objects and give pho tographic impressions. Other experi menters have discovered that other crys tals, among which may bo mentioned white sugar, have the same property. “Strange and curious results that may materially add to our stock of knowledge of the unseen world about us may Jfivelop from our experiments with thesAchcmical crystals which wo are now subjecting to the various forces of nature, imm very hopeful for the rc jmitg gfCthe&eexperiments. ’’ this discovery of Becquo rel’s, ” asked the reporter, ‘“openup an entirely new field for scientific re search?’ ’ “That science is now entering upon a new and wonderful field fraught with great possibilities, ’ ’ replied Mr. Edison, “is illustrated by the knowledge that through the action of the light stream ing in upon our tables and pouring over the sugar thereon some wonderful change is brought about and that from this sugar an unknown ray radiates out into space and through our bodies, per haps, producing effects in them of which we have no idea. ’ ’ Mr. Edison took the reporter into the room where the X ray experiments are going on. There he introduced Mr. Dal by, who has been working continuously for the last year with the fluoroscope. Mr. Dalby’s hands and arms were red and covered with * scales. He said that two mouths ago his arms and hands had swelled to double their normal size and the finger nails had all fallen off. Since then he has been more cautious with his experiments. When too close to the X ray bulbs the pain, he says, comes out at once. While talking with Mr. Dalby of this manifestation of the power of the X rays Mr. Edison sug gested that possibly the rays might have some action upon bacteria. “Have you made any experiments on that line?” asked the reporter. “No, not yet,” replied the wizard, “but bacteriologists have taken up the subjects and are, I understand, still con ducting their investigations. “If in time the bacteriologist suc ceeds in destroying all pathogenic bac teria, and, on tho other hand, the sur geon, by the aid of more sensitive flu oroscopes and fluorescing photographic plates, is enabled to view the internal organs of the body with sufficient clear ness to make accurate diagnosis, I be lieve that human life will only be lim ited by old age, accident or dissipation. ’ ’ —New York World. TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN. Stained Glass Window to He Placed In a New York Church. Asa tribute of respect to Queen Vic toria, and in honor of the approaching sixtieth anniversary of her accession to tho throne, the members of the Anglo- American Free Church of St. George the Martyr propose to place a handsome stained glass window in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, in whose build ing, at Waverley place and West Blew entli street, Now York, the former con gregation also worships. This parish was organized in 1845 to build a church and hospital for British immigrants, and it obtained a grant of land on Fifth ave nue, between Fifty-fourth and Fifty fifth streets, upon which to erect the church and hospital. This property was subsequently trans ferred to St. Luke’s Hospital association, a part of the consideration for the trans fer being that a ward or wing capable of holding 20 beds should be known and designated as the ward of St. George the Martyr. For many years the con gregation worshiped here and there, with no settled church of their own, un til more than 12 years ago they united for worship with St. John the Evangel ist the Rev. B. F. De Costa serving as pastor to both congregations. Ever since its foundation tho people of St. George the Martyr have held the queen of England in tender memory and have set apart certain days for services in her honor, notably on St. George’s day and the queen’s birthday, when stat ed prayers have been said. This, so far as is known, is the only church in the United States where such recognition takes place. It is hoped that the win dow will have been completed so that it may he put in position for the coming anniversary. A largo number of Anglo- Americaus in New York have interest ed themselves in the matter. New York Sim. Algor's Private Ledger. General Russell A. Alger’s thorough ness as a business man leads him to put down in black mid white every detail of all matters in which he figures, of what soever nature—good, bad or indifferent. This, of course, necessitates a series of accounts and records which are far more “private” than those which generally are so denominated. General Alger has one ledger which he himself keeps up to date. Its covers aro of metal, and the hook is closed by a padlock, the key to which always is carried by the general. Only one person knows what is in the “locked ledger.”—Chicago Times-Her ald. To Colonize Palestine. Professor Richard Gottheil, lecturing at Temple Emaun-El, New York, ex pressed his belief that Palestine should be colonized by Jews; that they are en tirely competent to make a strong agri cultural and industrial state, and that tho country can support such a popula tion with case, as it formerly diiL He has a further theory—that Palestine onglit to lie made a purely independent and neutral state, which should become a court of arbitration for all nations. This project in his view is not only ideal but practical. —Springfield Republican. Victoria No Invalid. The queen through her private secre tary, Sir Alfred Bigge, has written to the mayor of Sheffield announcing her intention to open the town hall there in person in May next. This fact should disprove the rumors about the physical and mental prostration of her majesty. A Reliable Indication. It comes, that jocund gleam of good, Across the dreary waste. That warms the earth so damp and cold And bids tho seed make liaste. The south wind breathes unto the world That message over gay. On high are fleecy clouds unfurlod. The heraldry of May. Afar we noto tho time of bloom, But not by signs like these. For fickle sunshine yields to gloom. And frost still claims the trees. But this one fact- assures the change Beyond all vague surmising— The men of business now arrange For springtime advertising. —Washington Star. THE TIMES: BRUNSWICK, GA., MARCH 7, 1896. BETTERLETTHEMDIE INDIA’S DYING MILLIONS THE VICTIMS OF NATURE. •• So Some of Eng) * Social Philosophers Argue With Regard to the Plague arl Famine—New Theory About Great Kpi demits—Cold Logie With Reasou In It. It was inevitable perhaps, that the double scourge which has turned all eyes of pity toward India should also have revived public discussion of that pitiless topic, ‘ ‘ The survival of the fit test. ” It is a cold and relentless phi losophy—but no more so than nature herself—which is questioning tho ulti mate wisdom of serious interference with the natural calamities which are devastating the most populous sections of the British empire. The debate which has began in the English press lias been suggested by such obvious queries as these: What part do these great epi demics and periodical famines play in the economy of nature? Are they, after all, the unmitigated evil which they appear to he at close quarters? Was Dar win right or wrong in making these great natural visitations the basis of his theory of natural selection—a the ory which holds a most important place in the evolution of the human race? Cold logic, softened by any consider ations of human sympathy, has led some debaters of these questions to conclu sions which are much more creditable to their heads than to their hearts. It is not, however, in any spirit of un charitableness that the discussion has gone on. Now that the popular heart has been touched the outpouring of English gold for the benefit of the per ishing millions of fellow- subjects of the queen empress makes one of the sub limest spectacles in the history of hu manitariauism. The English people are entitled, therefore, to discuss some of the deeper social questions involved in the calamity without exposing themselves to the charge of shirking a duty of char ity. The subject has also been forced upon their attention in another way. The anti-British press in Germany has recently attempted to hold the Brit ish authorities in India responsible both for the ravages of the famine in the in terior and for the spread of the plague in Bombay. These charges have been denied with a good deal of heat and in dignation. But the defenders of British rule have proved too much. The Times, for instance, said a day or two ago up on this point: “It is due to British rule and to nothing else that the famine has not made itself felt until so late a period, and that, notwithstanding an immense increase of the population, it is now be ing fought with success. It needs no in quiry to tell us that the vast popula tions of agricultural India live up very closely to the limits of subsistence. That follows from their immemorial habits, their traditions and their modes of thought. In fighting as we do the consequences of these things we are try ing a gigantic experiment which our own success makes more formidable each time that a deficient rainfall stops the food supply. We are insensibly sub stituting prudential checks for the nat ural ones which we have removed. This is proved by the improvement in the general condition of the population not withstanding its increase in numbers. But the process is a slow one, and the future of our Indian empire cannot be regarded from an economical standpoint without grave anxiety. ’ ’ The population of India, as Lord George Hamilton remarked in parlia ment the other day, has increased dur ing the past 20 years by no less than 60,000,000. A small portion of this was by annexation, but by far the larger part was within the old area. At that rate of increase, as The Times ob serves, the day is not far distant when all the resources of the British empire will not suffice to cope with a succes sion of bad seasons and a failure of rains over an extended area. It is ar gued further that the excellence of Brit ish rule—the unprecedented security to life which it has supplied—has chiefly contributed to this condition of over population. In other words, British government in India has been far too good. It has brought about an abnormal condition which only a great double cataclysm of nature can set right. And now Great Britain and the charitable world at large are doing their utmost to thwart nature in her necessary and inevitable process. This cold blooded conclusion is shock ing to every human sensibility, but how is it to be escaped from? say tho casu ists. It is a view which may perhaps be adopted with equanimity when it in cludes only the distant and impersonal millions of India, but how about it when it is applied to the teeming thou sands in the east end of London, on the east side in New York and in the slums of Chicago? The plague, although it is far less se rious in the number of victims which it has thus fiir claimed than its brother curse, the famine, just now obtains the larger share of public attention. The reason is obvious—it is a direct menace to tho world at large, and its scat is in the coast city of Bombay, which is now a suburb of Europe instead of being hidden ’in the unknown interior. The bacteriologists and other modern ene mies of this once omnipotent destroyer are rapidly bringing the resources of science to hear against him. Encourag ing, but, I fear, premature, news of suc cess on the side of modern knowledge has already been sent out, but in the meantime a historical study of the great scourge has suggested an interesting theory. It is said in general terms that the plague is a dirt dise;ise. Oue of the chief matters of concern in dealing with the present plague situ al to Mecca. This gathering tbc and •'■'itht'ui l!: - M li.lll;; i ML.; of tho year from a sanitary point of view. And yet its arbitrary prohibition would be a delicate and most dangerous undertaking. The faith of Mohammedans, as one writer points out, in the divine impor tance attaching to a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of the prophet and to the coveted title of “haji,” which follows it, is blindly strong and fanatical. They believe indeed that the more difficulty encountered and the more devastation created the more in proportion are the divine blessings to be realized. To tell some would be “hajis” that their pil grimage to Mecca is likely to spread death throughout non-Mohammedan, countries is to make them the more eager and determined to undertake it, since, in the opinion of the more igno rant, the great prophet’s prophecy can only be consummated by the annihila tion of all the “unfaithful. ” Tho co-operation of the sultan, of the shah and of the emir of Afghanistan would he almost essential to the suc cessful prohibition of the Mecca pil grimage, and it is extremely doubtful if this could be obtained even by strong diplomatic pressure. The attempt will probably be made, however.—London Dispatch to New York Sun. CLEVELAND’S MUSEUM. Memento Hunters Want the -President's Coon Dogs, Rucks, Rabbits’ Feet, Etc. This is cleaning up preparatory to moving time in the Cleveland house hold, and the head of the family finds his attention called from bothersome Cuban complications and Queen Lil to the more important business of getting rid of a garret full of trash, gifts from admiriug and office seeking Americans which have been accumulating since 1893. And now that it is suspected that the president may have something valu able to give away, others of the dear people who had nothing to do with aug menting the accumulation are being heard from in requests for keepsakes. Grover Cleveland’s lasting fame as a fisherman and duck hunter has caused hundreds of folk to send him all kinds and conditions of guns, game baskets, cartridge belts, decoy ducks, fishing rods, nets, reels, lines, bobs, hooks and sinkers, as well as jackets, hats, hoots and other articles needed in hunting in the marshes. During the campaign he was the recipient of left hind feet from graveyard rabbits, luck stones and hoo doo bags until the attic carried a scent that was loud and lasting. The country folk, having heard that a grand distribution is to take place, are losing no time in specifying what they would like to have out of the heap as mementos of their “great and good friend. ’ ’ The marsh hunters of North Carolina have filed claims to the decoy ducks that so exasperated Private Secretary Thurber’s patience and the remarkable gun that carried far without salt. The Virginia farmers have heard that the White House kennels contain some scores of hunting hounds and coon dogs which the president will not take to Princeton, owing to the recent increase in the dog tax, and they have filed an early bid. The fishermen and weatherbeaten tars of Buzzards Bay are using their influence with Thurber to obtain for them the left over bait bottles. The household servants are feasting their eyes on toilet articles and perfum ery, which are likely to come their way, while Jerry, the coachman, is an ticipating some solid comfort in the ci gars, which no one has had the courage to sample.—New York Journal. Impaneling a Jury In Arkansas. “In some sections of Arkansas,” said one of the representatives from that state, “people have a very strong objec tion to serving on juries. When I was at home last fall, I heard a little story in that regard. A certain judge in one of the rural districts, having occasion to try an important case, ordered the sher iff to impanel a jury. When two days had passed and no return had been made, he sent for the sheriff and de manded to know why his orders had not been obeyed. “Waal, jedge,” said the sheriff, “I’ve got jest ten of ’em locked up in the jail yere, and I turned out the dogs this mornin arter the other two.”—Wash ington Star. The Prince’s Finances In Good Shape. The Prince of Wales is buying large tracts Of land in the Diirtmoor district, apparently intending to form an exten sive deer forest and hunting region. To obtain tho necessary purchase money he has through his agents disposed of South African and other securities. ' There are signs of a marked clearing up in the prince’s financial affairs. Any sums he owed to Baron Hirsch, Sir Al bert Sassoon and others have been paid off. These debts never amounted to any thing like the large sums generally re ported. Tho prince is now able to invest largely in land. A Kingdom For Liliuokalani? It is stated on what appears to be re liable authority that Paul Newman, who recently went to Guatemala, is en gaged in a secret project for the annexa tion of a large island 1,000 miles off the coast of Guatemala, He found this is land was unclaimed, and George D. Freeth, formerly of Laysan island, char tered a vessel in San Francisco and set Bail for the unclaimed island, where he will raise the Hawaiian flag. Lil and Grover. “You’re looking pale,” said Grover. “You’re looking stout,” said she. “My worry is most over," Responded Grover C. “We’re having lots of freezes,” Remarked the one time queen. Said he, “Such heavy breezes I’m sure I've rarely seen.” “Well, there, I must be going,” Said she of visage brown. “And is there any knowing When next you’ll be in town?” She dropped her eyes so dreamy. “I cannot tell,” said she. “Be sure to come and see me. Goodby,” said Grover C. —Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Broad Minded Divine. EVERYONE IN SYRACUSE KNOWS RbV S. R. CALTHROP, A Scholarly, Christian Man and a Be loved Pastor, Who Believes In Training the Body as Well as the Mind. MT. HR. CALTHROP, 6YRACTTSE, N. Y. The twenty-ninth day of April is a notable day in' the history of the May Memorial Church in Syracuse, as it is the anniversary of the installation of the Rev. Samuel R. Calthrop, D. I)., the eminent divine who so long has ministered to them spiritually us pastor of the Church. Dr. Calthrop was born in England and re ceived his preparatory scholastic training at Rt. Paul’s School, London. Entering Trinity College, Cambridge, he soon became a bright figure in that brilliant coterie of scholars, literary men and wits that followed in the traditions of Macaulay and his associates at the university. In the middle of the century he visited Syracuse and received his first im pressions of the voting city that nearly a score of years later lie was to choose as his home and in which his labors have been so long and effective. The masterly pulpit ad dresses of Dr. Calthrop have had their funda mentals drawn from the deepest research. His people have been instructed by him, not only in things spiritual, but in the elements of the broadest culture, in literature in art anil in science. His young men have been taught a muscular system of morality. In these and in many other ways has he endeared himself to his congregation, which is one of the most highly cultured and wealthy in the city. Dr. Calthrop has a striking personality. To the eye he is a most picturesque figure. His head and face, framed in luxuriant mas ses of silky, snow white hair and heard, are of the type of Bryant and Longfellow. Al though over seventy years old, his rather spare figure is firm and erect, and every movement is active and graceful His whole life long he lias been an ardent admirer anil promoter of athletic sports, and even at his advanced age, plays tennis with all the vigor end skill of a young man. To Syracusans, perhaps, this remarkably versatile man is most widely known, apart from bur profession, as a scientist. On a bright April morning a reporter fob lowed tire winding driveway that curving around the bill leads to Caltnrop I,odge, an old-fashioned, r 1 brick mansion, surrounded by a grove of oaks and chestnuts. Wearing a black skull cap and ahlai-k coat of semi clerical cut, the master of Calthrop Lodge preciously received the reporter who called to inquire about his health, for, though manfully repressing all possible evidences!)? his suffer ing, Dr. Calthrop for many years has been the victim of a distressing affliction until hy for tunate chance he was led to take the remedy which has effectually cured him. During more than half of his pastorate in Syracuse, I)r. Calthrop has been troubled with rheumatism, and at intervals he suffered excruciating agony from it. At tiroes the pain was sc great as to prevent him from walking. Many remedies were tried without success, and he and his friends had given up hope of a permanent cure or of more than temporary relief when he took the preparation that drove the disease completely from his system. In a letter written to the editor of The Evening News, of Syracuse, last year. Dr Calthrop told of his affliction and its cure. This is Dr. Calthrop’s letter- To the Editor of The. Evening News — Dear Sir: More than thirty-five years ago I wrenched my left knee, throwing it almost from its socket. Great swelling followed, anil the synovial Juice kept leaking from the idiot. STORIES CF THE DAY. Anecdotes, Seriou and Humorous, About the Late Gen oral Joe Shelby, General Shelby and Judge John F. Phillips of the United Stateacircuit court •were great friend:; for many years. In fact, when they were boys in Kentucky they both clerked in the same store. During the civil war they were on op posite sides, and as they were often near each other they have many stories about those stirring times. Several months ago they were riding on a train together in the central part of the state, when Judge Phillips sud denly pointed out of the window and said: “General, do you remember the time we came very near to catching you over there?” “No, sir,” said General Shelby, “bnt I remember the time I nearly caught you there. If it had not been for the in fernal stupidity of the man I sent out to tear up that track, wo would have had you sure. ” At that time Shelby’s forces were known to be in the immediate vicinity and Judge Phillips—then Colonel Phil lips—had taken an engine and gone up the railroad a few miles to see if he could learn anything of the movements of the opposing forces. He was accompanied by Colonel T. T. Crittenden, now con sul general of the United States in the City of Mexico. Shelby bad received word of the little expedition, and as soon as the engine passed going up the track he sent a detachment of men, com manded by a subordinate officer, with instructions to tear up the track and thus prevent the colonel’s reaching the base of supplies. The officer reached the track just in time to hear the engine approaching from a distance, and instead of doing anything to prevent its passage he sat on his horse and watched it fly by him. When General Shelby found what had happened, he was thoroughly mad, and at once reduced the officer to the ranks. “The worthless blockhead,” he said. “If he had only possessed sense enough to shoot a horse and let it fall aoross the track, ho would have nabbed those fellows. With even the slightest ob struction on the track they would have been unable to pass, and we could have captured them. ” Withal, the general loved a lake, and This made me lame for years, and ftrun time to time the weak knee would give out entirely, and the swelling would commence. This was always occasioned hy some strain like a sudden stop. The knee gradually re covered, but always was weaker than the other. About fifteen years ago the swi-lling re eomme'nced this time without, any wrench at all, and before long I realized that this was rheumatism settling in the weakest part of the body. The trouble came so often that I was obliged to carry an opiate in my pocket everywhere I went. 1 had generally a packet in my waiscoat pocket: but in going to a con ference at Buffalo I forgot it. and as the car was damp and cold, before I got to Buffalo my knee was swollen to twice its natural Bize. I had seen the good effects that Pink Pills were having in such cases and 1 tried them myself with the result that I have never had a twinge oraswelling since. This was effected by taking seven or eight boxes. I need not say that I am thankftil for my recovered independence, but 1 will add that my knee is far stronger than it baa been for thirty-five years. I took oue pill at my meals three times a day. I gladly give you this statement. Yours, R. R. CALTHROP. Since writing this letter Dr. Calthrop has not had any visits from his old enemy and is even more cordial now in his recommendation of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills than he was then. To the reporter he said : “ 1 am continually recommending Dr. Wil liams’ Pink Pills to acquaintances and those I chance to meet who are troubled with rheu matism or locomotor ataxia. “ Pink Pills,” continued Dr. Calthrop, “are the best thing of the kind I know of. They are infinitely superior to most medicines that are put up for sale. 1 know pretty well what the pills contain, and I consider it an excel lent prescription. It is such a one as I might get from my doctor, but lie would not give it in such a compact term and so convenient to take. *’ I recommend the pills highly to all who are troubled with rheumatism, locomotor ataxia, or any impoverishment of the blood.” Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People have an enormous .sale. An analysis of their properties shows that they contain, in a condensed form, tfll the elements necessary to give new life and richness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. They are an unfailing specific for such diseases as loco motor ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus’ dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nerv ous headache, the after effect of la grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow complexions, that tired feeling resulting from nervous prostration; all diseases re sulting from vitiated humors in the blood, such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. They are also a specific for troubles peculiar to females such as suppressions, irregulari ties and all forms of weakness. They build up the blond, and restore the glow of health to pale and sallow cheeks. In men they effect a radical cure in all cases arising from mental worry, overwork or excesses of what ever nature There are no ill effects follow ing the use of this wonderful medicine, and it can be given to children with perfect safety. MAY MKMORIAL CHURCH. SYRACUSK, W. T. These pills are manufactured by the Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y., and are sold only in boxes bearing the firm’s trade mark and wrapper, at 59 cents a box or six boxes for $2.50, and are never sold in bulk. They may be had of all druggists or direct by mail from Dr Williams’ Medicine Company. The prici at which these. Pills are sold makes a course of treatment inexpensive as compared with other remedies —From the Evening News, Syr -mue, even inougn it were "ou’""!lj.'mseif, he never questioned iis humor, though he might reserve the right to keep it to himself if permitted to by circum stances. Old Aunt Sarah lived with her hus band—or perhaps he lived with her would be more correct—over on the Kansas side. Aunt Sarah was General Shelby’s washerwoman. One day Jim appeared at the gen eral’s office in the federal building with tears in his eyes and a sad, sad story. “Mistah Shelby, ” ho said falteringly, “Sarah’s gone. ”• “Gone where, Jim?” said the gen eral. “She ain’t run off?” “No, sah,‘” said Jim, as he wiped his eyes with the ball of his hand. “ Dead. ’ ’ General Shelby whirled straight in his chair. “What?” he exclaimed. “You don’t moan to tell me Sarah’s dead? Why, she just did our washing last week. ” "Ah knows it,” said Jim. “Ah knows it, Mistah Shelby, but she done gone now, an I hain’t got money enough to bury her decent. ’ ’ This was one of the tender spots. “Why, bless your old black heart, Jim, ” said the general, with tears in his eyes, “I’ll fix that for you. ” And he wrote out a check for $lO. Jim took it and went away, and the general wiped his eyes and turned to work again. The following Monday morning Gen eral Shelby had not yet left home for his office when the washerwoman came. It was Sarah. For just one minute the general did not say a word, and he never did so far as Jim and Sarah’s deaths were con cerned. _ Handmade Silk Lace. United States Consul Fowler at Che fu, China, has supplied the state de partment with a number of samples of beautiful handmade silk lace made at that place. The industry is compara tively anew one, and the report sets out some facts of interest about the prod uct—which is said to be not only of the best quality, but also of remarkable cheapness. The latter is made possible by the fact that the Chinese female lace maker’s wage, is but 10 cents per day. There is a reference also to magnificent silk embroideries made at Ningpo un der the direction of sisters of charity upon the latest Parisian patterns wM also sold at a veiy low figure.