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WEEDS GOOD TO EAT. EXCELLENT FOOD PLANTS THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT FOR THE BEASTS. Among These Are Charlock, Dandelion, Dock and Poke weed It Wasn’t So Dong Ago That Tomatoes and Cucumbers Were Thought to Be Poisonous. The department of agriculture be lieves that iu the plant life of this con tinent may be found many additions to our dietary. Frederick V. Coville, bot anist of the department, has spent con siderable effort in examining many of the plants now classed as weeds which are capable of sustaining vitality in man. Ho takes the position that a “wider use of green vegetables iu the dietaries of most people, particularly those with healthy digestions, would he a marked benefit.” Chemistry has demonstrated largely the substances which the human system needs, and Botanist Coville finds the essentials present in a great many plants, some of which are nowhere con sidered as effective food for man and some of which have only a local use as human food. Mr. Coville points out that wild herbivorous animals feed on the fats and carbohydrates stored up in plant seeds iu the fall. They fatten on this diet and gather in bodily fuel for the winter. Having exhausted their supply of fat by spring, they make green herb ago their principal food. This renews their muscular vigor and vitality. This dietary system prevails among savage peoples and is largely followed by the Indians of the western states. Man’s food has grown more artificial with the advance of civilization, until, as Bot anist Coville says, ‘‘foods are now se lected more by custom than by in stinct. ” The European races are more given to eating salads and boiled green vegetables than the people of the United States are. The greater part of the plant food consumed by Americans is made up of seeds, roots and tubers. It is because of this that the people of this country are bilious. The first weed which Botanist Coville would have ns eat is charlock. This plant grows as a weed from New Eng land to the Pacific coast and is consid ered a troublesome weed in the wheat districts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. It is closely related to black mustard, another familiar weed. Charlock is known iu New York stato as “wild mustard” aud is considered poisonous. Charlock was a common pot herb in northern Europe centuries ago, hut it has not been recognized as food for man in the new world. The leaves of the chicory plant are also good to eat and iu some neighbor hoods are thus utilized. It occurs as a weed in the Atlantic and Pacific states aud hero and there in the interior. Its leaves grow in the form of a rosette, after the fashion of the dandelion. Yel low rocket is a weed common through out the eastern states which man might eat. It. is closely allied to the winter cress, which is used as a winter salad and pot herb in Washington aud Balti more. The dandelion is a weed which has already gained considerable favor as a food in the United States, though it is not grown for market. It is very com mon throughout the United States, ex cept in the extreme south and west of the great plains, thought has rooted itself iu certain purts of Washington and California. The truckers around Paris have been cultivating the dande lion for many years with good results aud have developed several horticul tural varieties. There it is used largely us n salad, the plants being eaten green or blanched. The department of agriculture calls especial attention to the dock, two spe cies of which, the broad leafed and the curled, occur as common weeds in meadows, pastures and cultivated fields. Several species of dock are used widely us n pot. herb in Europe. Dock was used extensively by two tribes of American Indians, the Pimas and the Maricopas. Dock grows in the arid regions of Ari zona, New Mexico and Texas, where suc culent vegetation is rare. Lamb’s quarters, or pigweed, or goose foot, is a weed which belongs to the same plant family as the beet and spin ach and ought to he used as a table vegetable. It is cultivated iu Europe and is very common throughout the United States. Marsh marigold, or “cowslip, ” is a native plant, of North America. It grows in swamp laud all over the north ern part of the United States and Brit ish America. It has a local use as a pot herb, but its value in this respect is not generally appreciated. Pigweed occurs in many fields all over this country, but the average American does not know its value as a food plant. It is eaten by the Indians of the southwest and by the people of Mexico. In some parts of California it is cultivated by the Chinese. Pokeweed is used locally in some parts of the south, hut its more general use would bo gratifying to the economic botanists of the department of agricul ture. The French people have intro duced this plant into their country and esteem it highly. The department thinks it probable that common nettle, milkweed and round loafed mallow will come to be re garded as good food. The suggestions made by the depart ment may be offensive to some people; but, then, it wasn’t so very long ago when the tomato, or "love apple,” was thought to be poisonous, when the en cumber was looked upon as a fatal dose and when people of the north were prej udiced against the banana.—Washing ton Times. To assist a person in holding an ear ot corn so as not to soil the lingers while eating it. anew device is com posed'.f three prongs set in triangular form iu a handled disk, the prongs be ing stuck im o iiuj huge end of the ear. HUM'AN VAMPIRES." A Conversation Tliat IM.de the Old Doe tor Talk Bitterly. Once a year the old doctor spends two days in Newport. It is his one frolio. Last summer on his way to tho nofed summer resort he met his old friend Bent in New York aud persuaded him to join him. “This is the first holiday I have taken in five years,” said Mr. Bent, as to ward evening they strolled along the beach. “But don’t all the men in the city banks have vacations? You are cashier?” “Yes, but these jaunts are somewhat costly, so I fight out the heat in town. I live very closely—very closely,” pull ing at his white beard with a thin, shaking hand. The and not or watched him thoughtful ly. He had known Tom when he was a stout, hearty young fellow, with a wife and two babies. How eager he and his wife had been to earn enough to buy a little home, give the children schooling and a chance to win their way iu the world 1 Jack, the boy, had great talent, according to his mother. He would be, she thought, a famous lawyer, aud go out to earn fortune and fame, and Pol ly, the daughter, would live at home with her old father and mother, as happy as the day was long. The doctor reminded Bent of these old air castles. “Oh, yes. I remember,” said the cashier. “Some things one remembers every day. My wife even had a design of the house—a plain, comfortable lit tle place. She insisted that it should be near a river, where I could fish. I was very fond of fishing as a boy. She never liked city life, poor girl, but she lived and died in town. ” He turned his face away. The doctor was perplexed. Bent for 30 years had been the well paid official of a wealthy corporation. He and his wife had sim ple, rational habits. He should have saved enough from his large salary to stop work, now that his children were educated, and rest during the years which were left him. They would not be many. The physician’s eye detected certain signs in his old friend that in dicated this. “I see no reason, Bent,” he said, “why yon should not make Mary’s plans real now. Your savings will en able you to live without work. Yon have done your duty to your children. You have a right to live your own life aud indulge your own tastes in the time that is left you”— “I understand you,” said Bent. “Other physicians have warned me. If I stop work now, I shall have, perhaps, a dozen years of life before me. If Ido not—it’s a short road downward. Well, I must tramp it. I haven’t saved a dol lar. The children have needed my sal ary, and God knows I am glad to have given it to them aud to give it still. I can’t stop work. Don’t speak of it again. Oome, look at this seine the men are drawing.” They hurried to the seine as if there were nothing as interesting as fish in the world. A dog shark lay on the sand. Clinging to it were two or three of the hideous eyeless parasites which draw their life from that fish. “We call them water vampires, ” said one of the fishermen. “They’re a mean, onuatnral kind of monster. Hain’t no food nor life but what they suck out of the old shark.” At the moment a four in hand, driv en by a very wealthy and well known leador of society, drew up near the seine. “Look!” whispered Bent excitedly. “That is Jack on tho top of the coach— the handsome man in English driving clothes. That is Polly ou the box seat. She is visiting some of the biggest swells here. She visits a good deal of the time. She is so caressed in society! I tell her she only comes home to her old father when she wants a check, ” he added, laughing feebly, “but Polly is ambitious. She says she means to marry n title." The girl was beautiful and dressed with costly elegance. She aud her brother recognized the old man with an indifferent nod of the head as the coach drove by. “What is Jack’s business?” asked the doctor. “He’s an artist. He does not paint pictures to sell. He worships art and does not care for its trading side, he says. But somehow art and sooiety re quire a good deal of money,” added the old mau anxiously. “Come! Let us look at the fishes. What a hideous thing this vampire is!” “Oh, I don’t know!” said the doctor bitterly. “There are plenty of cold, bloodless creatures sucking the lives out of their fellows quite content aud hap py. I should like to tell them that they are vampires.” Tho old cashier looked at him, puz zled at his heat, and then walked gent ly ou.—Youth’s Compauion. Pope ul Grub Street. “Among other pretty myths and tra ditions,” says Sir Walter Besant, “I fear we shall have to give up that of Grub street My friends, there never was any Grub street. The ragged poets did not take garrets in Grub street. That street is now called Milton street. Until quite recently there was a little square court opening out of Grub street, in which it would have been a pleasure to live at any time. Well, but how did the legend arise? Pope invent ed it. Pope delighted to heap scorn upon the minor bards, and since noth ing is easier than to put on an appear ance and air of scorn he has been imi tated ever since. At the present day it is the distinugishing mark or sign of a minor poet that he must assume an at titude of scorn toward other minor poets with as lofty a superiority as Pope him self.” Hie Country’s Needs. “What this country needs,” said the earnest citizen, “is more warships.” “Yes,” replied Senator Sorghum re flectively, "and more consulships.”— Washington Star. THE TIMES: BRUNSWICK, GA„ SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 29, 1897. MONEY MAKING IN TACOMA. The City of Destiny Once Coined Its Own Cash. Tacoma ouce had a mint that coined all of the money iu circulation where the City of Destiny now stands, nnd it did not require the fiat of Uncle Sam, the silver of Idaho or the gold of Cali fornia to make the pieces from Tacoma’s taint pass current among the Indians and the few hardy pioneers who were blazing the path of civilization through the forest on the shores of Commence ment bay, says the Tacoma Ledger. Back iu the early seventies the Taco ma Mill company, not being able to handily secure gold and silver for use in trading with and paying off the In dian laborers and early settlers, hit upon the novel plan of issuing its own currency, and to this end set its black smith to work to fashion for it out of scraps of iron and brass pieces of money, or, rather, tokens, which could be used as a circulating medium. The pieces oonsisted of 40 oent and 45 cent iron tokens and brass $1 pieces. The 40 cent pieces were about an inch in diam eter and the 45 oent pieces were about the size of the present silver half dollar. The $1 pieces were oval in shape, about lJi inches long, an inch wide and a sixteenth of an inch in thickness. These pieces were stamped with the figures showing their value, aud readily passed current all over the country tributary to the mill. Nearly all of this old “mill” coin has passed away, but a few days ago William Hanson of the Tacoma Mill company presented a set of these queer ooius to the Ferry museum. In his let ter to the museum he said: “The honesty of the people and the absence of any blacksmith shop save that of the company made the use of this money possible.” Oregon has long boasted that the "Beaver” coin, minted at Oregon City in the early fifties, was the only money minted in the northwest in the days of the pioneer, but here in Tacoma, long years after Oregon’s “Beaver” mint had become a historical incident, was a primitive mint that supplied the coin to furnish the pioneers aud Indians with all of the necessities for their rough lives. The coins, which are still pre served, are roughly made, just such as any blacksmith with ordinary tools might make, and as a matter of fact during the early years of the mill com pany’s existence formed practically the looal circulating medium of exchange. When the Indians who were employed in the mill were paid for their labor, this coin sufficed, as all the trading they did was with the little store run in connection with the mill. The iron and brass pieces were, of course, passed among the Indians in trading with each other, and as anything in the way of supplies was purchased by them at the mill store the pieces were fully as good to them as if they had borne the stamp of the government. Changes In Cave Dwelling Animals. ‘‘The influence of environment upon organisms is nowhere more striking,” says Science, “than in the case of ani mals which find themselves acciden tally lost in caves aud which succeed in accustoming themselves to the situa tion in spite of its difficulties. M. Ar mand Vire gives some notes on his ob servations in the Comptes Rendus. The principal difference iu the situation consists in the absence of light and in the rarity of animal proy. The eye al ways becomes atrophied to a degree which varies with the species and also with the individual. There is some times a difference between the two eyes of a single individual. The eyes are to a certain extent replaced by other or gans of sense; the antenna; of the campodes become, in some individuals, twice as long as usual, and sometimes longer than the entire body. The tactile hairs with which the body is covered obtain an exaggerated development, and iu the crustaceans sometimes - even in vade tho ocular globe. Hearing does not seem to be accentuated, but the sense of smell is very acute, and a bit of taiuted flesh becomes invaded in a very few minutes with a large colony of animals. The organs of digestion become very considerably modified iu those species which are naturally carnivorous, and iu two staphylius the mandibles were found to be completely atrophied. Every animal is more or less completely de pigmented, but those which bad no trace of color remaining began to have numerous little black spots disseminated over the whole body after they had been kept for a month in the light, and these spots were particularly abundant iu those parts (antenna; and claws) which had been accidentally lost aud were in course of restoration. ” His Last Meal. Every day some fresh source of food supply is discovered, says The Stamp Collector. Adhesive stamps have not hitherto been regarded as nutritious. The ostrich prefers gold watolies for a | steady diet, nnd the traveling tinker’s donkey has a reputation for consuming any clean linen that may be handy. A Hindoo paper, however, gives an account of a curious incident that oc curred at tho residency in a remote dis trict in Ceylon a little while ago. Mr. Pieris, the office assistant, placed on his table some judicial stamps to the value of about 200 rupees. While his attention was drawn to something else his pet goat was slowly but surely mak ing a meal of the stamps. This was not discovered until the goat had swal lowed some 50 rupees' worth of stamps. Immediately the goat’s life was de manded as a penalty, and the stamps, afterward taken from its stomach, were forwarded to the commissioner. Leper, .nil the 1.. The Norman-Knglish law. enacted that a leper had neither power to sue in any court nor to inherit property. During his lifetime he was permitted to enjoy the usufruct of any property iu his possession at the time he was * ‘found guilty,” so to speak, of leprosy, hut all rights of disposition over it he lost. MONEY TO BURN. They Burned It mid Ijiter Wished They Had Kept the Fuel. “ When Burnside made his mud march on to Fredericksburg, we men in the advance had some gay times, ” remarked a veteran of the civil war. “It was a long while before the Johnnies would let us cross the river, but when we did get across we made the fellows who had been shooting at us for the past three hours get right up and dust for safer quarters. The infantry soon followed us and took up their position along the river toward Falmouth, while we skir mished through the town. When we came to the Planters’ hotel, we just walked in and took possession. Every body had deserted the place and we did just as we pleased. In going through one of the rooms I came across three bundles of Confederate notes. Each bundle was labeled to contain $5,000, and as I held them aloft I shouted to the rest of the men that we now had money to burn. They laughed, and I thrust the notes in my pocket. The Johnnies had taken or destroyed every thing to eat, and, as for liquor, there wasn’t any in the town. “After satisfying ourselves that there was nothing further to bo had in the Planters’ hotel we sallied forth and walked up toward the home of the mother of our country—George Wash ington’s mother. We had had no break fast yet, and now it was close on to noon. One of my companions had some coffee in his haversack, so I thought we might have a little coffee if nothing else. Well, we got the coffee out and then discovered that we had no firewood. There was some tall swearing just at that time, for the Johnnies hadn’t left so much as a match behind them. “ ‘l’ve got it I’ I cried, and I hauled out the three bundles of cotes I had found in the Planters’ hotel. My ex pression was greeted with a shout by my companions and—we had money to burn. We soon had the fire going and tho coffee cooked. Need I say to any soldier that we enjoyed our coffee at a price which seems rather high—sls,- 000? We were soon through and marched back into the town only to see our men trying to buy some tobacco without money. How strange it seemed I They had not a cent, while we had money to burn and burned it. “Four years after I regretted having had this money and burned it. While in Washington in the winter of 1860 I had the mortification of seeing an ad vertisement for this identical package of notes and offering 60 per cent on their face value for their return. They were Virginia state bank notes; hence their value. Whenever I hear that a man has money to burn I think of my $15,000 and shed a tear of regret that 1 burned it.”—New York Telegram. THE SUBJECTWAS DROPPED. Tilt at a Banqnet Between Two Well Known Men. “That reminds me,’’remarked an old pioneer to a San Francisco Post reporter, when General Halleck’s name was men tioned, “of the banquet we gave Hal leek in 1865, when he returned from the war. The people hero were proud of him, for he had more than regained the laurels he lost at Corinth, when he per mitted the enemy to escape under the cover of a big battery of wooden guns that had been made out of logs during the night. “Among the friends of Halleclt who met him at the banquet was ‘Bully’ Waterman, the old sea captain, who in early days commanded a clipper ship plying between San Francisco and New York. On one voyage he had laid a big wager to beat a rival clipper, but when he found on going to sea that some of his crew who had shipped as ablebodied seamen were incompetent he was so mad ho hanged three to the yard. Just how many were hanged was never known, but Waterman was tried for murder and acquitted. “During one of those silences that' will fall over the merriest of banquets General Halleck culled to Waterman, who was at the other end of the room: “ ‘Now that yon have been tried and acquitted, Waterman, won’t you tell us how many men you hanged on that voy* age?” “‘Yes, general, I will,’ responded Waterman, ‘if you will first tell us how many wooden guns stopped you at Cor inth. ’ “The subject dropped there.” * An Acid Proof Glue. The following has been recommended as producing a cement which will fas ten glass or porcelain, etc., together firmly and will not he affectedSby strong acids: Mix together two parts of pow dered asbestos, one part of barium sul phate and two parts of sodium silicate of specific gravity 1.50. A still, firmer glue can be made which is particularly valua ble, since it is not attacked by hot acids, by mixing together two partsof sodium silicate, one part of the finest; sand and one part of finely pulverized, asbestus. If potassium silicate is used instead of the sodium salt, the glue will harden immediately, but otherwise it will re quire about an hour to set.—Exchange. Opened the WrongjUoor. In a letter to one of his children Guizot tells how on has first visit'to Windsor he lost his wav and opened a wrong door and beheld for a momentia lady having her hair brushed. The next day the queen (for it was she) joked him about it, and he says: “I ended by asking her leave, if ever I wrote my memoirs, like Sully or St. Simon, to mention how, at midnight, I opened the door of the queen of England. She laughinglycgave me the desired permis sion. ” The state of Vermont seems to be dis tinguished iu many notable and diversi fied ways. 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Draughon, Nashville. —I now have a position as bookkeeper and stenographer for the Southern Grocery Company, oftliis place; salary, $75.00 per month. I o\veit all to your book* on book-keeping and shorthand prepared for home Study.— lr l Armstrong , /me Blujj, Ark. e- FROM FOREIGN LANDS. Interesti Topics That Engross the At tention of Europe. So sensational have been the accounts published by the Parisian press con cerning the Turin-Orleans duel tiiat the 11 and 12-year-old sous of two socially prominent Parisians were moved there by to do a little dueling on their own account. Having secured possession of a couple of dueling rapiers, owned by the father of one of them, they fell to fight ing one another with quite as much vigor as the two princes, although ‘hey had no quarrel and were solely possessed by a desire to win fame aud notoriety in the same manner as their seniors. The conflict terminated far more se riously than the ridiculous Turin-Or leans duel, for, whereas Prince Henri has already entirely recovered from his slight wound, one of the boys was run through the shoulder, while his own rapier pierced his adversary’s eye, de stroying its sight and narrowly avoid ing penetration of the brain. The Danube, like the Thames in England and the Hudson here in New York, is to have a tunnel beneath its bed. The Hungarian government has just completed the necessary arrange ments for the construction without de lay of a subway beneath the river at Budapest <m the same principle as that of the new Blackwall tunnel under the Thames in London. There is to be a footpath for passengers and an olectrio railroad. The upper way will he re served exclusively for vehicular traffic, and ventilation is to he provided by electricity. Dr. Levds. the Transvaal seeretarv scare, is now on his way DacK 10 na toria, his mission to Europe, avowedly undertaken with the object of securing the support of the continental powers in the efforts of the Boers to rid them selves of the suzerainty of Great Britain, having been a failure all along the line. Financial considerations are all important at Paris, and to this must be attributed the fact that the doctor met with so little encouragement from the French government. The economic in terests of France are almost identical with those of England in the Transvaal, where both nations suffer from the treatment accorded by the Boers to for eigners. In Germany and at St. Peters burg Dr. Leyds was received with plenty of pleasant speeches, but could get no assurances of support that were of any practical value. Accordingly he betook himself to London, where, after some preliminaries, he became the hon ored guest of Colonial Secretary Cham berlain, and ho has now returned to the Transvaal a sadder and a wiser man. Enthusiasts of Wagnerian music will bo interested to learn that a Richard Wagner museum has just been opened at Eisenach. Among the treasures con tained therein are the original manu script score of “Rienzi” and of other of the great composer’s operas, as well as the decree of arrest issued against him by the Saxon government as a “politi cally dangerous individual” and a “revolutionist” in 1849, when he was conductor of one of the leading orches tras at Dresden. The best teacher of duties that stili lie dim to us is the practice of those we see and have at baud.—Thomas Carlyle.