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QUEER and curious things and EVENTS. Ant*’ rttsw Art Us*4 by ta Indian Hurfsoa la Blad Together ths Midas of a Woaad —Armadillos of South Aasrlsa dootokino WHAT WE EAT. They put embalming fluid in the milk That we have to give our little ones today; They doctor up the peaches and the grapes With poison stuff to keep them from decay. They embalm the meat we eat. And the butter and the bread; There is nothing it would seem. From potatoes up to cream. That we shouldn't taste and look upon with dread. That we shouldn't view with dread, dread, dread. There is poison in the salad we con sume. To keep it fresh and pleasing to the taste. The chicken in the dish is made of veal That otherwise would have to go to waste; They embalm the pork and beans, And adulterate the tea — The coffee's doctored, and There is sugar in the sand That they sell us at the gro-cer-ree. j That th?y weigh out at the gro-cer ree-ree-ree. The only thing they give us that is pure Is the poison that they put in what we eat. And it's certain that they'll some day find away To doctor that. and make the wrong complete. They will find cheap substitutes For embalming fluids yet. And they'll squirt them in the fruits And the milk, as fnney suits. They’ll adulterate the poison that we ' get. They’ll cheat us on the poison that , we get. get. get. —S. E. Kiser. j USK FOII ANTS’ I'IXCKKH. From a late udventurc among the i Passamaquoddy Indians, who live on : the border of New Brunswick. Dr. Rob- 1 ert Loud of Boston. Mass., who hunted bears in the Maine woods for a month, believes that the aboriginal inhabitants of America are possessed of a wide knowledge of medicine and surgery, using some methods which may be adopted into general practice with benefit to the public. Late in August while camping on the Micmnc river he Lad the misfortune to cut a deep gash ! in his leg. which hied copiously and caused him much pain and trouble i until he was so fortunate as to receive h visit from Chief Oku. a great inedi- 1 ?ine man of the tribe, whose fame is known among all the Indians of the Eastern states. The cut was badly in flamed when Oku arrived, but he at once reduced the swelling by bathing his leg with a decoction of elm bark and tying up the wound In fresh clay from a brook. When Or. Loud asked the Indian to take some stitches In the cut Oku replied; ."Heem no good T'read heem mak’ heem swell up. so he sore. See w'at Oku. heem do.” The chief went to a clearing and returned with a dozen large and very lively brown ants. Then, grasping the two sides of the cut between Ills thumb and linger and pinching them together, he caused an ant to bite at the edge, put ting his paws through both sides of the cut and closing them as firmly ns if they had been in a vßie. When he had applied eight ants in this manner he coolly pulled off their bodies, leav ing nothing hut their heads attached. "Now heem bln stay there 'til heem sore geet well." said Oku. winding a bandage of soft cloth around the leg and fastening it as neatly as a trained nurse could have done. "In nine day— i 12 day. maybe—take off cloth; find him all well.” Dr. Loud followed In structions and came out cured. The heads of the ants had held on as firm ly as pincers, and although the Insects were long dead, it required consider able force to pull away the locked jaws. Dr. Loud also believes that the formic acid which the ants secrete from their mandibles has antiseptic qualities which are unknown to medi cine, and proposes to make a few ex periments along this line on his return to Boston. SOUTH AMERICAN ARMADILLOS. South America has been from time immemorial the home of armored giants. During the last century an En glish naturalist. In wandering over tho pampas country, came upon an Indian family, the children of which were using as a house a huge shell faucetcd like a boiler. It was large and com modious enough to hold five or six. In another camp he found what appeared to be a huge trumpet, similar to those used today on yachts, but evidently u part of the curious house. Investiga tion showed that the latter was the domed shell of a gigantic ancestor of the armadillo of today, the glyptodon. while the trumpet-like object, which was employed for that purpose, was the tall. These giants have passed away. Thdy lived at a time when the sloths were 30 feet In length, and hauled down the tops of large trees with their ponderous claws. The glyptodon has disappeared. Its extinction being j hastened by' its colossal size, which rendered it a conspicuous object in the landscape; but It is now represented by a race of animals equally ns re markable—the armadillos —encased in hard, flint-like armor, perfectly pro tected from their enemies. The vari ous kinds differ very'inaterially in ap pearance, but all have the armor or coat of mall, being literally boxed in like a turtle, with this difference, the shell, as a rule, is divided into zones ! nr bands, made up of plates tightly Joined, so that the animal can roll It self up like some Insects, and as even the top of the head Is provided with a Plate, it is absolutely Invulnerable from attacks by birds of prey, the cougar, ecelot and other animals. So perfect Is this protection In some forms that they have been seen to close up suddenly when attacked on a hll’s'dr filming themaelve into a ball or complete oval, which went bounding down the hill like a cannon ball, to the amasement of the enemy, that merely stood and g»zed at It. Two species of these crea tures have developed the ghoulish habit of burrowing into the graves of the dead and hardly a grave is safe from their depredations. Many kinds are considered luxuries by the natives. The latter prefer them to other meat at all times, especially when fat; but the flesh has % a peculiar individuality that is unpleasant to the American taste. The Botacudas cook them In the shell, using the latter as a dish in which to roast them, and a feast of roast armadillo is only comparable to the oppossum of the Carolina negro.— Utica Globe. W °KK OF TIIK IUTTKRFI.T. In our growing apprehensions of the liked life of the universe the flight of the butterfly has gained a significance and interest far beyond the casual ap preciation of its radiance and grace. It is no longer as the frivolous suunterer, who through the sunny days flutters his life away among perfumed petals, that he figures. The beauty has Its function, and subserves a vital purposo in the economy of nature. Like the bee, the butterfly is a workman in God’s garden, and his mission to carry pollen from blossom to blossom, thus fertilizing and cross-fertilizing the seeds. Without these winged messen gers of the air more than half the flowers in the world would be exter | minated. Not only do they add to the color and loveliness of summer’s pa geantry. hut assist in its creation. Does it not ripen the Interest of the spec tacle to realize that the swarm of opalescent insects one sees in the meadows, eddying in the golden sun light. rising and falling in lazy aban don. swaying drowsily on the clover | blossoms or balancing on the petals of tlie new-opened violets, in an existence apparently fetterless and fancy free, are really seriously at work perform in the functions of their being?—Ev j erybody’s Magazine. ODD AKI IIITKn I KK. The eccentricities of those who build and furnish houses are too numerous to he described within the limits of an ordinary newspaper or magazine ar ticle. but two or three Instances of freakishness described by tho Golden Penny may be cited in illustration of certain phases. A Russian gentleman has erected at a cost of eighty thou sand rubles on his country estate at Savinowka, in Podoiia, a sixteen room house made entirely of paper. The house, which was constructed In New York, is calculated by its architect to last longer than would a stone build ing. The whole of the furniture, too, is made from the same strange mate rial. In county Westmeath. Ireland, a house has been built whereof all the windows are made to resemble In out line the hacks of easy chairs, being thus constructed by its eccentric own er to match the backs of a set of chairs in the dining room. In the neighborhood of Ipswich a certain landowner, thinking that the view from his house lacked a church, proceeded to supply its place by erect ing a row of cottages so designed aa to resemble from his side, the edifice required. Approached from the other direction, however, the sham is at once manifest. Furloii* Forint of Pottery. Among the curious forms of pot tery which have been recovered from the tombs of the ancients, none is more characteristic ami interesting than that found In the graves of the Incas. Food and drink must he need ed on the last long Journey they thought, and so they placed by the sides of their departed vases and bot tles containing water and moize. These are curiously wrought, and the art of the Indian potter shows itself in the picturing of the human form, while birds, beasts and fruits also have their place in the ornamentation. Sir Spencer St. John collected some 100 pieces while minister of Peru, and these are to be sold by auction during the autumn. No two are nlike and many are exceedingly curious. One represents a tigress suckling her young, with the cubs in parallel lines, and another is supposed to represent the Buddhist Trinity, which opens up a field of argument us to how Bud dhism reached Central America.. A Natural Phenomenon. One of the strangest of geological phenomena appears in the famous Nor wegian mountain. Torghattan. which Is celebrated in Scandinavian poetry and myth because of the great hole right In the middle of the rocky mass through which daylight cau be seen. The mountainous rock is punctured, ■lO7 feet above the sea level, with an arched opening 50 feet bight and 36 feet in width. This curious natural phenomenon is accounted for by geol ogists with a theory according to which the rock is undergoing gradual disin tegration. Some day. It is said, the top will fall over. Then Torghattan will present two sections with a great cleft between them. This hole In the mountain is ages obi. and the legends of Us origin, told In the literature of Norway, would All a volume. A Wonderful Clock. To tho list of remarkable clocks In the world that Just completed by a Bohemian in Chicago, who ha, been at work on It for nineteen yours, will have to ho added. It Is more than eighteen feet high, and is firtoen feet Kouare at the base. A miniature earth ...Lies around the dial, and turns on .vis every twenty-four hours, while ,he sun. moon. Venus. Mars. Saturn other planets are represented in ‘their proper relative places. When .h e clock strikes a door opens, and a procession of all tho presidents of the United States Issues, followed by Lores which symbolize tho growth of thc republic. Tho Inventor has kept work a secret all these years, and even now refuses to sell It or allow It to ho exhibited. Mistress-Now. Bridget, there ll one thing I must Insist upon. If you break anything. I want you to coma nl , ,ell me at one". B-ldget—Ha">. , ma'am. I can't be runnln to ye ever, minute of the day TAKING BATHS IN FINLAND. H»»U M—bod* fcy WkUek IhsMsa dw»i Ttootr Mlm. A primitive sort of Turkish both la Indulged In by some of the Finlander* of northern Norway. In winter In this part of the country the thermometer averages forty degrees below «en> and water bathing is not practicable. These Finlanders, unlike the laippn farther north, have an Instiuct for bodily cleanliness and manage to preserve it nfter the following fashion: Haul Du Chnlllu, who knows from iiersonal ex perience, declares the method flue. Each hamlet has a bath house for common use. It is perhaps Ilf teen feet long by twelve feet wide. It boasts no windows and ouly when the door is opened can air or light enter. Bathing day comes once a week— Saturday. Early in the morning of that day wood is brought and a Are started. When the stones become hot the fire Is put out, the place cleaned, a large vessel of water and some slen der birch twigs brought in and the preparations declared complete. As no dressing room is provided, toilets are unmade and made lu the various homes. It is scarcely necessary to add that no time Is lost In the progress from the home to the hath house. No clothes and a temperature of forty de grees below zero arc Incentives to haste. When all the men and boys arc In the bath house and the door closed, water Is thrown ui>on the hot stones until the phuro Is tilled with steam. Perspiration ponrs from the swelter ing bodies, yet more active exercise is demanded and switches come into play. Each Imthor lays on his neigh l>or with a will until ’ Enough!" is cried. Again water Is thrown upon the stones, more steam raised and another switching Indulged in. As may Is* imagined, the bodies are now as red ns boiled lobsters and the blood circulat ing actively. A roll in the suow com pletes this novel bath. KAISER IN NEW ROLE. Wllbeltn Trie* Ills Hand at Caricaturing Prtißßlaii Noble*. The Kaiser was much occupied dur ing his recent vacation in drawing caricatures of the leading petwonages in the history of Prussia, and esi»oclal ly of Brandenburg. He is skillful with the pencil, and works rapidly lu bold, dashing lines. He has made caricatures of a number of Ids prede cessors on thc throne of Prussia, and also made skillful humorous sketches of many of the lending statesmen and ladles of the seventeenth ami eight eenth centuries. Tho sermons the Kaiser lias deliv ered on board bis yacht Hohcnzollcrn in the past six years are to be collect ed aud published iu a special volume for the edification of the German sol diers nnd sailor*. They are not all of the Kaiser's own composition. They are selected by him as being specially adapted to the nudiem es he addressed. COLORADO CAVERNS. Ksm*rknble Chtm unit Fobrlls In Fremont County. It is likely, say* a Florence corre spondent of the Deliver News, that a wagon road will Ik* built to lend to rouio grand caves which hundreds of people living in tills county know noth ing about. For more than a year the Carnegie museum has had men contin uously at work quarrying out of the solid sandstone the petrified boues of the prehistoric nulmnls which roamed here before the flood, at the poltft where n visiting geological party rc centy spent one day. The Smithsonian Institution at Washington has a speci men dug by M. I*. Welsh In 1874. Since then Welsh has spent most of his time In digging for these fossils. Caves abound iu this region. In Marble cave an opening but 4xlo feet greets the eye. but the Interior Is INX) feet long and fifty feet high. There are a great many other caves that give the oldest geological data which as yet are virtually unknown. There Is also strong evidences of a subterranean river. Corporation* In England. A curious Illustration of the power of corporations Is reported from Eng land. From time Immemorial It has been established law there that be quests made for the propagation of secular or freethinkliig doctrines were subject to confiscation by tho King, and thousands of pounds have boon thus confiscated. Recently, however, it occurred to some person to try a new plan. A company known as tlie Sep ular Society (limited) was incorporated for thc specific purpose of receiving such bequests, and the best English lawyers say that under its charter it can receive and use bequests for the very purpose so long held unlawful. A corporation is a strange entity. Ijmilmncn for the N»vy. Recruiting men for the navy in tlie Interior is made possible by tlie new style of warships, which do not re quire sailors accustomed to managing canvas, says tho Kansas City Stnr. The old-time sailor is passing away, both in England and America. Now A young farmer from Kansas or Mis souri can enlist in the United States navy, take on the smartness that comes from bearing arms, see the great world, accustom himself to steam machinery—a useful accom plishment for any man—and return to the pursuits of peace better equipped in every way for bis experience. Old Ago Pension* In Ratals. The St. Petersburg Official Messen ger announces that pensions available for the families of the beneficiary af ter his death will henceforward be granted to nil workmen in state em ploy. For the present the measure Is only promulgated ns n provisional ukase, but It Is to be embodied among the permanent laws of the Russian em pire. The newspatiers hail the reform as one which all private capitalists em ploying labor on a large scale will be compelled to adopt. It was bis first voyage nnd he was loaning over the rail in an attitude of reckless abandonment. "What are you doing?*’ some one Jeerfugly asked him. “I am rendering to the sea. sir. the things thnt are the sen’s.* sir!” ho gasped, as soon as lie could speak. PUTNAM FADELESS DYES are easier to use and color more goods brigh ter and faster colors than any other dye. Sold by druggists. 10c. per package. With the constantly Increasing require ments of school boards there will soon be no place for school-ma'ums tike the one who wrote: “It ain't much they pays I. and it ain't much 1 teaches they. Millions of sufferers use Wizard Oil for pain every year and call It blssssd. Ask ths druggist, he knows. At the beginning of the Civil War a newly fledged captain found several mem bers of his company Indulging In a lively bout with their fists. He lined them up and made them a handsome speech be ginning: “I hope we have no fighting men among us!’’ | Beksr Wall road Me* ** *tii~ I Twenty years ago twenty per cent, of tho employes ot the New York Cen tral railroad were discharged yearly for drinking. Now ouly about one per cent, yearly are so dismissed. Aaaartra U*d*. In consequence of the great demand for cotton goods, the l.lilted Slat. * consumed more raw cotton thun Great Urltaln. which has always held suprvmacv in this Industry. Just as ilontetter's Stomach Bitters has been the best family medicine and which has retain*-.! It* prestige for over fifty years. Today the Hitters ts used In almost every home. It t -ure* dyspepsia. It.digestion, constipation nnd biliousness also purities tho blood, raltns the uerves, and builds up the entire system. "And when he proposed did you tell him to see me'.'” inquired her mother. "I did. and he said lie hud seen you sev eral times, but that he lov.-d me. not withstanding." Stats or Ohio, Citt orTot-zno. i „ Lucas Cotwrr, \**- Frank J. Cheney makes oath that be Is the senior partner of the ttrm of F J. Cheney ACa. doing ImslneNs In the City of Toledo, County I and State aforesaid, ami tint said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for I eachundeveryea.se of Catarrh that cannot be cured by tho us»e of Hall * Caturrh Cure. FRANK J. CIIENEY. I Sworn to before me nnd subscribed lu niy presence, this fllh day of December. A. D. IwA iu... j A. W. GLEASON. Notary Publle, Hall's Catarrh Cure 1* taken Internally, and acts directly on the blood and tnucouH surfaces of tho t>y*ieiu Send for testimonials. free. F. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo, CX fLvld by Druggist*. tv. Hall's Family I*lll* are the best. "Smlthers can tell ns good a fish story ns anybody I know. I told him an awful whopper the other night, but ho matched It." '•How?" "He said he believed me." pITS r*r»RD»i»;i>« mu j eofii. to u*r*«ußDß**art«i |rat o*l • a,* ol Ur. Klmr • >rr»« Restorer, s-iul lor FHF.F. S'A.OO in*l and ir**n Da. K. 11 KLiNB.I.td .s: I Arch M.. rinlad-lplu*. Fa Flying machine men nre talking of forming n trust. If they munugo to float It they will do better tlmn many of them have with their machines. FreepTobaccoTags NOV.3QI? QTA P 1902- 111 “HORSE SHOE” JeII WODSIECIf jhS* *A*o* sr*or D ■ Jl HvlDKjliw'ii'll DflOT IAPIf r" w' SDUUluAuit Ik I | auirea Mtnu DproNlllf reSa bi mm roit lijjl ini irt? (Two "Granger Twi.l" teg. being equal to ether, mentioned.) B -■» in wfp—im in .tmmmm taos way bb. assorted in securing presents. § T *“'^ nuKitm JMUtt. —— H to ettr. -.re".,. q Our new illustrated CATALOGUE OF PRESENTS f ■ J will includs many article* not shown here. It will contain the M m pjkt «*****•. IttlL I rillm 'moet attractive List of Presents evsr offered for Tap, and will Z|/ Um\ W T yjzjgjr be sent by mail on receipt of postage—two cent*. llljZ| |<l U (Catalogue will be ready for mailing about January let, tpoa.) , Our offer of Prcseate for Tags will «xplrs Nor. joth, 1902. 3rr ~. COKTWXNTAL TOBACCO COM f ANY. T- T I Write your name and address ftmimfy on outside of packages y **7^ 1 containing Tags, and send them and requests for Presents to jpx'/ /y c. My. BROWN. ' 4341 TiXm* »-Cr I— ■ . Ttrog. J joac nu. mate, /a am.<; n auiata IJttle Boy—What's preachin' for. any way? lJttle Girl - Why. to give the alng tn a rest, of course. Piss's oars cannot be too highly spoksa * m a rough cure -J. W. O Hbjbb. » Third AlB, M.. MlBoespolU. MIbo.. Jan. 1 MB A Philadelphia man has recently dis covered down In South America a plant that drinks. It sill probably prove to be a beat. . ••••••••••••••••••••••••SB • • J EVERY MAN • • WOMAN AND CHILD • • • • who suiter* from • • • : Rheumatism : • • • should use 9 1 St. Jacobs Oil! • • • • • It Conquer* Pain, set* like • b rr*cti'. and ha* no equal on • b earth as a psln killer. • • • 2 Price, 23c and 50c. Z • BOLD BY SIX DKALKHS IX MKDIC1HK. 9 ••••••••••••••••••••«••••• Denver Directory. I rrai Colorado Tsmr a awnino 00. sasti X & U*un*u. Fra* I TOMI MBitMuran »• u* West Writ* fuc•*« ! « Ml? » La*raw SS. Usevw BROWN PALACE HOTEUffi^ lßi«*«sa iMAaeSu *Un* ifls **d S ssd «* E. E. BURLINGAME A CO., ASSAY OFFICE XsUbUsbrd in Colorado. ISCA. fUsaplrafey mailor Btilfl 4Slftf MBN or Vurcmasco. CneMtritlNTuts 1735-173 S Lawreac* Beaver. Cels. DENVER NORMAL and PREPARATORY SCHOOL. Teachers Training Classen, kindergarten Department, Book keeping, f herthand, Typewrit lag. Fall term open* Sopi. pth. IJCJ OLENARM STREET. Fit BP DICK, frlnclpel P.fIHPLFTF BOOK of t*e official life of irimur- UUMlkb I Wm UVVHA(*BIi wan tad. Alan »eaerai tratelllaa y«M and willwl district numtrn to bouilii l Ih* anl| BBlkorlwd aflrkla ••• thentlr Ilf# of PrMlilfnl McKinley; also «l*ln* llrea nfour o<ber martyr rmldnu. MaooUk and tlnrtleld; rmnp ete Inside It Is ..rjr of the * I Heinous ■••rktoga of tbe anarchistic societies: prufueel/ lllae traced. 600 iwcra. Thai onljr llfa of MrKlnle/ prlatad In KaglUli.UßnMUiaaaHaHlM. Lib eral r»niniUeT>>a t" s«eni» au<l a siral*ht guaranteed salary to those In the edv eased pueJUc>aa. IN MMf bad a lartter opportunity make I»UC money quickly aa<l easily than y.*u bsvo today. Yob rak •AOO per moiith fur the uett 3 months pmhtni iblo marvelous history of a frrsl aad |oo4 aad aaeful life. Htrlke now. while the Iroa lo hot. IK> n.t delay, for every day la worth from rJO to MO to yeti. Aad hear la mind that If you demonstrate to us that you ran sell bo-ka. that later la the fall we Will lie wtlllaalN employ you under a straight out guaranteed aalary to appoint aad Instruct other a*#ata. This la the cfeteca of a lifetime. We make <>ur own l»*jkss»d can easily depurate the offer of aay other boaee. aad will do sac Wa also >lve a valaabla premlaai to avery poreha-er worth more than tha ratall prtew at the booh. Many of these concerns that are advertising MrKtnley books are merely |*Mnl sgeats aad bar thel> t-Mika from na. We advlee you in order from as. and thus deal directly with the manufacturers. CrwdM given; freight paid. Wrlta today andaend 10 cents for p>wta«e on fraw oat At. CO-OfKHATIVK miHhUlNti C 0.. l)apt. W. I»« Uiartmta *U. Chi——. RELIABLE ASSAYS. OaM MIOsO* aad «lhbJ»| Land -M| Qald.aHear4>MM Ui bawylee by mmU rantdea |Wft aitealtea. Blab Orae aad HelllM >Mghh IoCDENASSAYM-ta^rsa: »o~h»S* eSßssiS 'mSSu* WBsgS ournmttT ssregTcT imdsome haehead. 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