It ! propone! In Englnnd to bnlld
warshlpj In docks Instead of on slips,
and thereby reduce the expeneo nnd
danger of launching.
Am Austrian mountain battery dlvi
Ion recently managed to got two bat
teries, guns, horse and full equipment,
from Jhe Ztllerthal In Tyrol to the top
of the Pflstcr Joch, which is even
thousand three hundred feat high.
Byrrt soldier know thnt a horse
rilll not step on a man Intentionally,
t U a standing orJer In the British
earnlry If a trooper becomes dismounted
he must He still. If ho does this tho
ivhole squadron will pass over him
rdthout doing hlrn Injury.
Dxbrrtios from the French foreign
legion hare, It Is said, been numerous
of late, owing to tho rigid discipline of
the corps. A list of absentees has been
published In somo of tho newspapers,
and It Includes tho name of one British
lubjoct, nn Irishman, among the others,
which are principally those of Gerrann
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GOOD ROADS CRUSADE.
isct unit FlRtirrs Collected by
LrsCUfi of Amerlran Wheelmen.
Tho racing man and his many
troubles have been attracting so much
ttteutlonof late thero Is a tendency to
lorget tho League of American Wheel
men has anything more serious to
occupy Its time. Tho fact remains that
facing nnd tho matters pertaining
thereto nre but n sldo tssuo and havo
little or nothing to do with tho nctual
business of the league. Tho league,
.vliloh was formed In IBSO. had been In
txistence but a short time when It was
lihcorcrcd the roads of this country
rvcrw vastly Inferior to those of other
Sountrlos. In vlow of the fact that
bicycle riding was poor sport on any
but tho best of roads tho Icugue took
ap the mnttcr of nrouslng Interest In
Ihu question, starling wim n purely
lelflsh motlvo tho subject has grown
till now tho league is pledged to all of
Its vast membership to continue the
tgltntlon till success shall crown the
SlTorU, to secure fnvorablo legislative
ictlon on the question.
In order that tho inovomont might
provo n success tho farmer had to bo
Interested, us he It was tho principal
burden of the Improvemunt would fall
Upon. At the outset tho wheelmen
Ivcrc unfortunate enough to Incur thu
aisllko and antagonism of the rural
slement through the fact that the
courts had to bo resorted to In order to
decide that tho wheel was n vchlclu
and entitled to a share of tho road.
Tho farmer contended that thu bicycles
scared their hones, nnd as a result
thoy were greatly opposed to allowing
the rights of the rond to tho ndvocntes
of tho row method of transportation.
Tho mntter was fully settled in tho
courts, nnd in n number of Instances
tho misguided farmer was compelled
to pay for tho machlno that his wrath
had Impelled him to drlvo over. This
stnto of affairs naturally led the
farmer to believe the wheelman his
natural enemy, with thu result tho
good roads agitation met with scant
That good roads aro for tho benefit
of the fanners as much or even more
than any other class, was a fact that
had then to bo demonstrated to the
satisfaction of the tiller of thu soil.
Progress In this lino has boon stow, but
at last matters appear to bo progress
ing nicely, and tho chances aro tho
nenr future will see n great movement
In favor of road Improvement. .The
poor condition of American roads
nrlscs from a niimbor of causes. The
country Is newer nnd less densely pop
ulated than tho farming districts of
Europe. As ii result, each of tho rural
resident,! Is responsible for a greater
amount of roudwuy thun is hl. foreign
cousin. Another and potent factor in
tho present state of atTairs lies not in
the total neglect of the highways, but
because a great deal of labor that Is
uow put on tho roads Is not applied in
a manner calculated to produce the
best results. Kvcry community has
laws requiring a certain amount of
labor to bo expended on the roads each
l'hls, labor seems to consist in
scraping tho mud from the sides of tho
road nnd piling It an high as possible In
the center, thus forcing the teams to
drive In thu ditch to cither hide till
tho road Is grndunlly beaten down to
tho center r-.gnin. Were the same
amount of labor expended onch year
in building gravel roads the result
would be miles nnd miles of valuable
turnpike In the course of n few years.
Thero is no manner in which money
can bo applied fur Improvement on
farming property that will pay larger
no a i) ix mmuAMir.
return thun tho money devoted to the
roads. Tho League of American Wheel
men ha been gatherlug statistics on
the question for a number of years.
One case that points a moral an well
it cm be desired I that of the village
of Moomtown, X. J. For a number of
year real estate there wa not market
able at any nriee. The country was
In a wretched coudltlon. Klunlly the
town super visors got together and
votad bonds to the extent of forty
thousand dollars for road buildlug,
with tho result that real estate Is now
enjoying a sternly demand and the
country Is being supported by garden
truck that can only be transported to
market by teams.
Uoallzlng that tho matter of road Im
provement could best be brought to
the attention of thb farmer by an nr
gumentof dollars uud cents, the league
has compiled a great deal of literature
on tho direct cost of building roads
nud the direct returns that Mich nn
outlay will produce. Taking the state
of Illinois, It Is found there has been
built during the past ten yearn 0i5
miles of Improved roadway. This im
provement has been confined to thirty
counties. In forty-flvo other counties
the ronds are what are termed mud
roads. Hading calculations on the last
ten years it Is found the thirty Improved
counties have been assessed for tho
building nnd caro of tho highways a
total of SU.031,340. In the mud district
there has been spent S'J.tWO.StS, or nenr
ly two-thirds as much, and they are In
no better condition than they were ten
A comparison of values shows that
thu land in the improved counties has
unuverage value of 821.23 ail acre, while
that in thu mud district Is valued at
Sl'.'.UTan acre. The total assessment on
behalf of roads bus been $3.35 for each
3HKJ valuation in thu improved conn
tier., while those districts that have
spent their money In piling tho mud
up in the center of the roads a couple
of times a year have tuved 43 cents on
each 3100, an amount that has In all
likelihood been spent many times er
in horse and repairs to wagons and
harness made necessary by tho awful
coudltlon of the roads during several
months of the year. 'Die average cost
of constructing gravel roads is various
ly estimated at from 8 1, WW to 81,300 per
mile, according to the locality. Dirt
roads require two-thirds of that sum
to keep In ropalr for ten years, while
the former method, it is figured, adds
610 an aero to Hie value of the prop
erty. Tho Increase In tho value of tho
property Is not tho orly return that a
farmer gets from his Investment In
good roads. Gen. itonc. of tho federal
department of agriculture, has found
thrco independent estimates which
place tho yearly loos to farmers In the
United States from bad roads at about
SflOO.OOO.OOO, equivalent to 81 an acre
annually. Capitalized at 5 per oont
this amount if saved would Increase
the value of farm laud piO an acre, or a
total incrcaso of 813,000,000,000. As tho
total value of all farms Is about J20
000,000,000 this would be an increase of
50 per cent. In their value. As the
total annual value of farm products Is
only 8J,tiOO,000,000, one-fourth of Its
value Is lost through bad roads.
Comparisons havo also been inado
with foreign countries. Tho English
horse docs twice the work of tho
American horse, tho Frunch horse three
times the work, not because they nre
better horses, but because they travel
better roads. Mr. Wollen estimates
the annual cost of maintaining a horse
at 8100. If only one-fourth of the
horses In Illinois could be spared, In
stead of one-half or two-thirds as In
England or France, the annual saving
In horso maintenance for this statu
X lllt.ti ON TIIK ROAD IIKTWKEN ST. I.OUI8
A5I WASIUXUTOS. MO.
nlono would bo 8.10,000,000. Prof. Ely
holds that poor roads cost tho farmer
31ft per horse.
The truth of tho facts us they are set
forth h" the league is rapidly being
realized by the farmers with tho result
that ouch year adds to tho list of con
verts, till now the time seems nearly at
hand when the entire country will en
ter Into an era of scientific road build
ing. Chicago Tribune.
SKILL IN THE
Itovr One Mny Mucceeri Uuder
In producing a pound of butter, sayi
1'rof. Robertson, there ore Oil tlmej
more room for skill than In the pro
duction of 1 pound of potatoes. Dairy
ing otters a mnn the best chauce foi
putting his skill into money. The ob
ject of the butter-maker is to get the
fat out of tho milk with as llttlo ol
the othor constituents in tho milk an
possible. In every 100 pounds ot but
ter there should be about 13 pounds of
water, 8'J pounds of butter fat, 3
pounds of salt and " pounds of the
other constituents In thu milk. A cow
Is not a machine, but a living organ
ism, nnd therefore will not give u dif
ferent product becuusu she takes dif
ferent food. The food does not affect
the blood ot a cow, from which milk
Is largely formed. Food will affect
the quality of thu milk sometime by
changing the composition of tho fat
itself, if the quantity of fat Is not af
fected the volatile fats from the food
will become part of the fat In the
milk, and give Its peculiar tlavor to
the milk. These volatile llavors can be
oxpolled by heating milk or cream to
ISO degrees. The case with which
cream may bo separated from tho
milk sometimes depends upon thu kind
of food a cow takes. Cpws for making
butter should be handled uuder such
conditions as will give them perfect
repose. Cleanliness should be strictly
observed. Impure air of thu stable
will affect tho milk, und ensilage will
not Injure the milk when fed to cows.
When cow have been milking a long
period or have been overheated, or
without salt, the milk will become
sticky and prevent a completo separa
tion of the cream, liy having a few
fresh-calved cows' milk to mis with
the milk of oows that have been milk
ing a long time, a better quality of
butter can be made. Keep the cream
aweut and cold, and use a suitable fer
mentation starter, and you will get a
quality of butter In January a good
a the quality of June butter. If cream
I properly tempered, a temperature of
from M to 58 will be suitable for churn
ing and 45 minutes will be long enough
to get buttr. PralrU Farmer.
Tub rose come first in importance
among flowers, and the lily next
Insects lay their eggs under the
rough bark of trees. Keep all loose
burk rubbed off.
Thk remedy for scurvy black louse
In the orchard Is strong soapsuds, we
would say to an inquirer.
liUDDINO does not increase the hardi
ness of the peach tree. If U Is tender
to begin with, it will remain tender
As no blackberry Is, free from rust, It
should be oxpeqtcd and guarded
against by cuttlug off the affected
parts aud burning them.
Thk orchard should be sat on rich
laud, not only because tne trees need
such land, but profitable crops may be
grown on It whllo the trees are matur
ing. Ok all thu friends that the farmer
and horticulturist has. In the way of
Insects, not ono stands ahead of the
ladybug. They are tho lions among
Insects; they live wholly on luseQts.
Muurjr Valun uf tlnod Honda.
As nn illustration of the importance
of good roads It Is stated that In Union
county, X. J., thu farming lauds have
lucreased in vnluo in average of 8"0U
per acre owing to the Improved system
of road construction. An engineer re
cently calculated that the unnuul cost
of bad roads in Virginia was no less
than 81,275,403,001. This he charges to
interest on tho depreciation ot laud,
additional cost of hauling deprecia
tion ot vehicles and depreciation ot
horses. This aiuouut of money, he
adds, would cover the ttxpense uf build
ing '1,710 miles of the best macadam
roads each year. X. Y, Sua.
Scarlet Fever Settled in the Back.
Oporatlon Was TJnuuccoon
The I'atlent Wai Finally Itritorrd, After
From tht Jietnlnj .Vr, Xettark, 2T. J.
About eighteen years ago, when Mrs.
Am.lo Dalo, of 89 &uce street, was a bright,
morry school girl,sho was taken ill with
scarlet fever. Bho recovered, but she was
a very different girl from a physical stand
point. Bho was cored of tho scarlet fever,
Lit it loft her with an affection of tho back.
As she grew older tl.e pain seemed to in
crcaso. Her sufferings wcro Intensified by
her household duties, but sho never com
plained, nnd with ono hand pressed tightly
to her back sho did bur work about her cozy
"I was fourteen vcars old when I was at.
tacked with scarlet fever, and havo now
suffered with my bock for eighteen years.
"Night nud day I suffered. It reaily
seemed ns If I must succumb to tho pain,
nnd then, to make matters worse, my head
ached so badly that 1 could scarcely boo, at
times. Finally I went to HL Michael's Hos
pital, at tho corner of High Street nud Cen
tral Avenue, nnd thero tho surgeons per
formed a difficult operation on my book, but
It did no good; it was llko ever thing else.
I was told at tho hospital to return for an
other operation, but tho first had left mo so
woajr I could not go back. Then again 1
bad bocomo discouraged aud my thrco chil
dren needed my attention aud caro at home.
Tho pain became harder to stand and my
back was almost broken. It seemed, I
thought I would never kuow what it would
bo liko to bo well ngnin when I was told to
try Or. Williams' Pink Pills. With many
doubts, a faint heart nnd an aching back 1
woutto get tlie pills, and llttloilrcainlngthat
thoy would provo tho elixir of a now life to
me, I !ogan to take them. Only n short
limo elapsed beforo I liegnn to Improve
Could it bo poxsiblo that Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills wcro doing what everything clso had
failed to accomplish! I asked myself the
question many times and beforo long I was
enabled by my improrcd condition to an
swer tho query with an emphatic 'Yes.'
Now tho pain of almost twenty years is
cured by theso Pluk Pills in a few months.
I havo no pain of any bind now, but I havo
got somo of Dr. Willlimt' Pink Pills for
Palo Pcoplo, and whllo I do not think it will
ever lie necessary to use them again, I shall
certainly never bo without them In the
Dr. Williams' Pink PI Is contain, In a con
densed form, all tho elements necessary to
givo now llfo and richness to tho blood nnd
rcstoro shattered ncrvci. Thoy aro also a
spccluo for troubles jueullar to females,
such as suppressions, irregularities and all
forms of weakness. Thoy build up tho
blood, and rcstoro tho plow of health to pale
and sallow checks. In men they effect a
radical euro In all cases arising from mental
worry, overwork or oxecsse of whatovcr
nature. Pink Pills nra sold In boxes (never
in looso bulk) at W cents a box or six boxes
for 13.50, and may bo had of nlldmggisU, or
direct by mall from Dr. Williams' Mcdicino
Company, Schenectady. N. Y.
YANKEES FULL OF CURIOSITY.
Vliltora to War Shlpi Show tha Uraat
Whenever a 'ship of the United States
is anchored In an American harbor,
says the Washington Star, tho otllcers
are sure that they will havo to servo
tho purposo of tho curiosity seekers.
"Tho great Amer jean public," said ono of
Undo Sam's noblo seamen tho other
day, "Is fully awuro that It owns Its
share of a battle ship or a gunboat,
and It Intends to'havo tho worth of Its
money when an opportunity offers." It
is claimed by the officers that they do
not object to allowing persons who do
idre to see a man-of-war to wander ovcr
tho ship nnd sea what It Is like, but
thev do oblcct to the curiosity of somo
persons who Insist in coming Into tho
wardroom and gotug through their cab
ins and all their private effects, as If
they owned thbsearticlcs as well as tho
ship. San Diego, Cal.. is said to bo tho
place most abhorred by officers on ac
count of curiosity seekers. Ono of
them said that a man could not He down
In hi cabin nnd get tho sleep necessary
to stand watch without bolng roused
out with the damnation: "Why, here's
one of 'em, and he's asleep. Come and
look, girls." At other times the crowd
woild gather around the skylight over
the wardroom uad watch the officers at
meals, making tuch comments as they
choseon the appearance of the men and
what they were eating, as If they had
been apart of amcnagcrle that had just
been fed. "Save us from riding nt anchor
at San Diego," ay tho ofllcers who havo
TOO MANY GIRLO.
What They Va In China When Surlt la
tha Caie. ,
As mald-of-all work, tbo Chinaman
has won a fair reputation; but ho is un
doubtedly wrong on the woman ques
tion. A correspondent of Frank Les
lie's Monthly tells of her Chinese serv
ant's peculiar conduct when twin girls
were born to the household.
Sue Kung had been with us thrco
years, when twin daughters blessed
our home, lie came In to look at them,
and laid a new coin on their pillows
and some tiny cups under the crib, and
then asked: "Htm girl or she boys?"
We said, two girls. Ills fac wan a
study, and wildly waving his hinds,
with the gesture of wringing tho ueok
of a fowl, ho said:
"Too much girlie; llnjr hlin nock in
Clilua. Too much gitlie cost too
mucheo; allee time want nice clothes.
Too munh boys good, 'causo they makee
mucheo money in the banks." '
When he came in the next morning
he sold: "Me llkee you belly (very)
much, but mo no llkee to stay In any
place where him gottee two girlies allee
lie made us numerous and elegant
presents, such as beautifully embroid
ered mantel draperies nnd highly col
ored silk handkerchiefs, and some pret
ty china trinkets und ornament for
"them too much girlies," und left out
An Educated Land Turtle.
A land turtle that without' fall fot
twonty-slx years has regularly ap
peared at tho borne ot Michael Mackey.
at Parker Ford, Chester county, Pa.
came to time a few days ago aud Is bo
lng proudly exhibited around Ports
town by Mr. Mackoy. That gentleman
asserts that there can bo no mistaking
his turtle, as ,the Initials ot his name
are emblazoned on its shell, lie suyi
that Its training has been so well de
veloped at his home that at the bound
of the dinner bell it comes into tho dining-room
to receive its allotment ol
food. It stays around the Mackrj
premises until September and then
goon off to its wluter quarters.
Oiculatlon Hay lie Crime.
In nearly every country stealing
kisses lu illegal, and in somo It is held
to constitute an assault. Hut Suoh thef tr
do not always land tho thloMn prison
Thero aro authenticated instance
where tho thlof ha bceu rewarded will
th heart and hand ot the unlnjurod
party. In a case recently reported Ir
tho papers, the name of the thief met
the eye ot a wealthy relative, whe
made him hl.s heir, aud tha fellow rair
ried the woman in the case, and now
thy aro rich nd happy.
NEW ENGLAND BLAZE.
rtliode latand Cotton .siltli llnrned Lois
Over n Million liotUra.
WAnnr.N. IL I., Oct. 4. One of tho
largest tires that has ever occurred In
southeastern Xow England broko out
in ono of the mills of tho Warren
Manufacturing Co., situated about &
mile from the center of this town, just
after midnight last night, and before
It was gotten under control It hnd
swept through three largo cotton mills,
two warehouses, small sheds, freight
cars and other property, causing n loss
which Is estimated at more than SI,'
Tho fire started In tho wash room
near the engine room ot No. 1 mill and
spread with great rapidity through tho
building and threatened ml joining
property. Within an hour nfter the
blazo was discovered the names were
roaring through all thrco mills. Tho
maguttudo of the fire at once became
npparont to tho local department nnd
help was Immediately summoned from
llrlstol. Fall Hlver and Providence. An
engine from Fall Klver, one from llrls
tol and two steamers, two hose carts
ahd three companies from Providence
responded, arriving on special trains.
Tho sceno when theso out-of-town
companies arrived was appalling. The
whole of tho southern partot tho llttlo
town seemed to be a roarlntr mass of
llamcs, threatening uol only the tene
ment houses ot tho manufacturing
.ompany near by, but even endanger
ing the business part of tho town some
Jly tho most persistent nnd arduous
offorts, however, tho firemen gained
control of tho conflagration at mid
night, but nil that was left of tho big
factories, warehouses end tenements
was a blazing pllo of ruins. The losses
were estimated us follows: Ware
houses nnd factories, SSOO.000; ma
terial, S300.000; lumber yards SIS.OOO;
tenements, 810,000; total, Si. 3 -.",000.
Tho Insurance of the whole company's
property amounts to 31,0."0,000.
NO FIGHT IN TEXAS.
The Lnclilaturo Soitalm nor. Cnlbenon by
l'rnctlcalir Unanltnnna Vute.
At'STt.V, Tex., Oct. 4. Thnre will bo
no prize fight at Dallas October 31 be
twoen Corbctt and Fitzslmmons. This
fact was settled yesterday afternoon
by the Texas legislature In exactly
three hours by tho watch. The two
committees, one in tho scnato and tha
other in tho house, gave an audience
to the Dallas attorneys all the morning
to ascertain their objections and
protests to the passage of tho law.
After hearing tho gentlemen until
noon the two committees adjourned.
In the nfternoon when tho two houses
met at 3 o'clock both committees were
ready to report and the senato bill wns
very promptly considered. From the
time the bill was placed beforo tho
senators to tho time It passed
was exactly fifty-five minutes. Dur
ing this time Senator Dean opposed
the bill and Senator Laskor spoko in
Its favor. There were only two gen
tlemen who spoko on tho bill, tho bal
anco satisfying themselves by voting.
The voto on the flpa' passage of tho
bill was 27 ayesanct 1 nay, Dean being
tho negative voter. Tho bill was Im
mediately sent ovor to the
house, and at 4 o'clock thnt
body began discussing It, sub
stituting the senate bill for the house
bill. After sevcrnl gentlemen had
spoken on the bill and the emergency
feature, pro and con. a final voto was
reached at C o'clock precisely, and the
bill passed the houso by a vote of 110
to 5. Thus, within three hours, did
the Texas legislature forever put nn
end to prize lighting In Texas.
PRIESTS OF PALLAS BALL.
Thu Grant Social Ktrnt t Knits is City At
trmloil by Nearly l'lvn IhiMiotmt People. .
Kansas Citv, Mo., Oct 4. Tho
Priests of Pallas ball, firmly estab
lished as Kansas City's groat annual
boclal event, is for months awaited
with eager anticipation by thousands
of pcoplo within nnd without tho city.
Last night saw a grand outpouring ot
guests, who crowded Into tho hall, fill
ing every uvuilable nook nnd corner,
until it was estimated tliut not
less than 5,000 people had
entered the doors. The ball
Is always a pronouueed success,
and this annual recurrence of the.
event was no exception to the rule. A
daDce at which 5,000 people are in at
tendance is a tremendous thing to con
duct to tho. satisfaction of everyone,
but the event of last night was man
aged in such u manner as to leave
nothing but kind memories and com
plimentary regrets lu tho minds of
dancers and spectators.
KARNIVAL KREWE PARADE.
Kaniai Clty'a Annual Event Wltneiieit by
Thotuandi ot Vliltora.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Oct. 4. The sea
son of fall festivities in Kansas City
was brought to a fitting close to-day
in tho great annual parade of the Kar
nival Krewe, which far surpassed
anything in the line ever un
dertaken here, or perhaps in the
west. In addition to the grotesque
features of the parado there was
a grand military parado, participated
in by several companies of the national
guard from Missouri and Kansas. Tho
parade started at 1:30, and along the en
tire line of march the display of beauty,
eomedy and soldiery was witnessed by
the largest crowd ever In the city on u
like occasion. In tho evening King
KIo Kio and his subjects hud a danco
at Turner hall, and on tho streets tin
horns nnd pandemonium reigned.
ACT DECLARED VALID.
Ibollihlne of Kaniaa Judicial Dlittlcti
Held to lie Conilltutlonal.
Topeica, Kan., OcL 4. Tho supremo
;ourt has decided that chapter lpu of
the laws of 1805 abolishing a number
l judicial districts and attaching tho
territory to other districts is in accord
.vlth the constitution. The decision was
nade in the Alkman mandamus
:ase from Ilutlor county. Judge
Alkman, who had been nomlnntcd tor
judge in ono of the districts abolished,
claimed that the law was unconstitu.
tional, nnd tested tho question In n
proceeding to compel tho secretary of
state to file hl.s nomination papers.
The Trite Fight.
Dau.ah, Tex., Oct. 4. Dan Stuart
was in consultation all day yesterday
with railroad representatives, notably
of the Santa Fe and Missouri, Kansas &.
Texas roads. The first named wishes
the fight to take place at Ardmorc,
I. T., whllo the M., K, .t T. Is trying
to get it at Colberts, on Its line, a
few miles north ot Denison. Stuart is
undecided, but the general opinion Is
that the fight is more likely to take
place at Colberts than anywhere else.
Xow Laredo, Mcx., and Texarkana,
Ark., are also candidates, but with
very little nrosDect ot either getting It.
Highest of all in Leavening Fowcr.Latcst U.S. Gov't Report
Tha UrtMt Ever Obtalnad Wera Takao
at tha Farla Ubaarvatory.
Tho Observatory of Pnrls possesses o
telescope by means of which photo
graphs of celestial bodies of remark
oblo size and clearness can be taken.
By tho aid of this great Instrument the
astronomers of tho observatory havo
just taken a series of photographs of
tho moon's surface which arc said to bo
the largest ever obtained.
Tho value of lunar photographs, says
tho Chicago Inter Ocean, Is very great
to astronomers. Formerly they went
to infinite trouble In skotchlng aspects
of tho moon, nnd two persons seldom
produced drawings of the same thing
which wore not contradictory. Tho In
cessant changes In tho moon's surfaco
caused by tho rays of the sun compli
cated tho draughtsman's task. The
most detailed chart of tho moon
ever obtained was of a diameter of six
fcot. J. Schmidt, of tho Observatory
of Athens, passed tho yeara from 1840
to 1874 In completing IL
Tho photographic method alone gives
indisputable results. No details escape,
and proofs obtained agree absolutely.
Tho subsequent enlargement glvesN a
photograph of nbout tho samo slzo at
tho largest charts of tho moon made by
hand. Tho portion of tho moon's our
fnco photographed is remarkable for a
great series of craters, which pass from
tho center to tho south of tho earth's
satellite. At tho bottom of tho photo
graph Is tho great circle of Ptolcmacus,
ot which tho actual diameter on the
moon's surfaco is estimated to bo 134
miles. The height of Its circular ram
part Is said to be 11,700 foot.
Immediately abovo is Alphonsus,
85 miles in diameter, with a
central peak 8,000 feet high. To the
left Is Albatcgnlus, with a diameter of
07 miles and a peak toward
the northeast 13,500 feet high. A nar
row crater, cal lea Alpetragius, to tlie
southeast of Alphonsus, has a depth of
10,050 foot. Thebut is 0,000 feet deep
and Purbach 8,000 feet. Tho photo
graphs will form part of a new com
plete map of tho moon's surfaco which
It 13 proposed to make.
The l'laca Which They Occnpy la Dell.a
Tho undents did not know anything
about tho btrnwberry. It was not cul
tivated until tho fifteenth century, says
the Pittsburgh Times, and perhaps first
In England. Shakcspcaro was fond of
it, as ho was of all good things. So
much Is to bo Inferred from what ho
makes Oloster say to tho bishop of Cly
In tho third scene of tho third net of
"My Lord of Ely, when I was last In
jllolborn I saw good strawberries In
lyour garden there. I do beseech you
to send for somo of them."
And the bishop, undoubtedly plcnscd
at tho compliment to his garden, re
plied: "Marry, and I will, my lord, with all
In "Henry V." there Is an Interest
ing suggestion as- to how they were
cultivated In the early day, an he make
the bishop tay:
"The strawberry grows underneath
tho nettle; and wholesomo bcrrlcr
thrive and ripen best neighbored by
fruit of baser quality."
Old Izaak Walton, most genial ol
spirits, author of tho "Complete Angler;
or, the Contemplative Man s Recreation,'
who, when he retired from business
with a competency, "lived moxtlv In
the families of eminent clergymen of
England, of whom he was much be
loved" he, too, was fond of the glo
rious berry, for did he not preserve tho
saying of Dr. Uoteler, that "doubtless
God could havo made a better berry,
but doubtless God never did?"
What did Horace Wulpolo do with
tho twenty thousand pounds a year ho
derived from the sinecure office which
his affectionate father bestowed on
him? lie spent it In building tho
Gothic mansion which ho called Straw
A DAINTY STRIPED BASS.
The flak Tfai To Dlcnlflatf to Seraaabfe
for lit road.
"FUh in captivity," said a man oi
long acquaintance with fisbe. "often
becoma vary tame, and sometimes the;
develop peculiarities. In an aquarium
that I was connected with once, torn l
years itgo, we had In h table tank als
striped bass, varying from six to thir
teen inches in length. Flva of thess
bass used to feed ravenouily, but th,
sixth one, thablggostof all, would watt.
The five would rush up and hustle for
the food when It was put In the watei:
the big one would Ho down In one co;s
ner and not come up at all. I thought
ho must be off his feed, and I thought
I'd have to get some delicacy for him.
"Hut one day when I had fed the
other, the big one still lying on the
bottom, I tapped on the side of th
tank and held out a live' killle. II;
came up and took tho Ulllle sharply;
thero wasn't nnythlng the matter with
him; ho was Hvoly and all right, and I
couldn't account for his holding back
except that he considered It beneath
his dignity to come up then nud scrauv
ble with the rest for the food throw
In the tank, and that he preferred tr
"After that regularly, I fed the big
bass separately; after I had put the
food for tho rest In the tank I xrouW
hold out his and ho would come up am'
take it out ot my hands. I fed him Ir
this way every day for four months
until we lost him and nil the rest o
the fish in this tank br nn accident,"
She "That was very pretty for Mr. Iso
II u to kiss b!s better half utter tbo race."
Ho "Yes, It was pretty; but remember it
was tho other Halt who won tho race."
W aMt 1
xiMtt triMr. r"riac
I lib lYIIlV. N.VIIU
COINING GOLD IN OREGON.
ratabllihtaant of a Mint Nearly Half a
Trobably it is known only to a small
number now living In Oregon that In
early times Oregon mado her own
money. Tho first efforts to crcato o
currency under the provisional govern
ment of tho territory fifty years nge
gave results that many now would
think strange nnd amusing. In 1845 u
law was passed to regulate tho cur
rency which made gold, silver, treasury
warrants, approved orders on solvent
merchants, nnd wheat delivered at
places whero the peoplo wcro accus
tomed to rccelvo wheat legal tender
for taxes and satisfaction of judg
ments. An net was also passed by the
"lcglslatlvo committee" declaring that
In cases "where no special contract ltnd
boon mado between tho parties avail
ablo orders, wheat, hides, tallow, beef,
pork, butter, lard, peas, lumber, or
other articles of export of this terri
tory," should bo "lawful tondcrnt their
This mint was to coin ten nnd flvo
dollar gold pieces. Thomas Powell, a
blacksmith, did the forgo work, Wil
liam II. Hector the latho work and
Hamilton Campboll tho engraving on
dies. A full description of tho con
struction and organization of this mint,
with fac-slmllo illustrations of this
product, may 'bo seen near the end ol
tho first volumo of J. Ilenry UrownV
"Political History of Oregon." It Is n
curious illustration of the easy methods
of doing buslncsa in those times that
no record was kept of tho amounts
coined or number of ploaas, but It is
supposed that tho total coinage of thh
mint was about sixty thousand dollars,
pretty equally divided In amount bo
tween tho tens and fives. Tho mint
seems to have shut down nt Inst be
cause tho man in charge found it "didn't
pay. Tho atca were long supposed
lost, but ono day they wero found
among tho rubbinh of nn old shed at
Oregon City by D. P. Thompson nnd
sent to the office of tho secretary ol
state at Salem whero they are pre
served as curious relics. Only a few
pieces of tho gold coined nt this mint
are known to havo been preserved.
Most ot them were soon melted up, foi
they wcro without alloy, nnd contained
moro gold than tho coins of standard
valuo. Tha product of this mint wu
known as "beaver money," from the
principal figure on the coins, which
was a beaver mounted on n log. Hut It
was a long time after tho disappearance
of this money from circulation until
coin of the United States en mo much
Into use here. Down to 1803, or oven
later, most of the monoy Is use In Ore
gon and Washington was coin of pri-
vato mintage mado In ban Francisco.
A Silent Appeal for Help.
When your kldnoys and bladder nro In
active they aro making a silent appeal for
help. Don't disregard it, but with Hos
tetter's Btomach Bitters safely impel thoai
to activity. They nro in immediate danger,
and it Is foolhnrdiness to shut ono's eyes to
tho fact. Bo -.vlso in time, too, If you ex
perience manifestations of dyspepsia, ma
laria, rheumatism, constipation or ncrvo
trouble. Tho Bitters beforo a meal adds
zest to it.
It Seems So."Papa," said Hurry, "when
a boy keeps on doing something wrong of
hU own accord, lie's willful, isn't hot''
"Yes," said Mr. Rigid. "Then if ho doesn't
do nothing of nobody clso's accord, bo'a
won'tful, isn't hoi" Harper's Round Table.
Would you kill tho weeds In vour gar
den, plant it with good seed: if tho ground
do wen occupied inero will do less nccu oi
the hoe. A. Fuller.
Kate Field In Denver.
Dexter, Bopt. 10. My Journey from
Chicago was over tho Chicago, Burlington
& Qumcy Railroad, ono of tho best man
aged systems in tho country, I should says
judglug by tho civility of tho employes, tho
comfort 1 experiouced, tho oxcollcnco of It,
roadbed, and tho punctuality of arrival. 1
actually roached Denvor ahead ot time. Tho
Burlington Route is also the best to HU
Paul, Minneapolis, Omaha and Kansas City.
WuF.Tuzit or not sin dates from the first
applo-eatlng, it is pretty generally conceded
that new habits were acquired by our first
parents very soon nfter llielr indulgence in
the fruit of tho apple tree. Boston Tran
script. The End or thk Vacation-. Ho (in leav
ing)"! think 1 have sold good-by to you
before, miss." Bho" Well, I'm always
glad to say good-by to you." Truth.
licit of All
To cleanso tho system in a gentle and truly
benetlclal manner, when the springtime
come, use tho true and perfect remedy,
Syrup ot Figs. One bottle will answer fur
all the family and costs only SO cents: tb
largo site II. Try It and be pleased. Man
ufactured by tho California Fig Byrup Co.
Tiir statistician is not given to tlgurativo
expression, notwithstanding ho Is given to
expressing bun seir in figures. YoungMen's
Beeciuii's pi.ls for constipation 10c and
23c. (Set tho book (free) atvour druggist's
und go by It. Annual sates 0,000,000 boxes.
Eveut great writer Is a writer of history,
let him treat on what subject be may.
ArrEnsix j ears' suffering, I was cured by
Piso's Curo. Maiit Thomson-, Utlltf Ohio
Ave., Allegheny, Pa., March 10, 'W.
TnouoiiT is the blossom, language tho
opening bud, action tho fruit behind it
Ccas your cough with Hale's llonoyof
Hnrehouud and Tar.
Piko'sToothucho Drops t!uro in ono minute.
You can cram these words Into mine
ears against the stomach of my sense.-.
nail's Catarrh Cora
Is a Constitution al Curo. Prlco 75c.
How much will tlie average hotel waiter
measure from tip to tip I BostouTrauscripU
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WHKN WIUT1M1 TO AUVKHTISKKS
nemo alutr that )ou law the Ailier.
tlieiuent In thti paper.
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