Mrs. Hastings' Gowns.
The outfit of our present first
lady in the State of Pennsylvania,
Mrs. D. H. Hastings, wife of
the new Governor, is remarkable at
once for its quiet elegance and simplic
ity. The materials are of the choicest
qualities selected in colors best suited
to the complexion of the wearer and
made up by artists. Some choice gems
were created by the modiste who made
Mrs. Cleveland's gowns, others were de
signed in Philadelphia and still others,
it is whispered, some of her prettiest
Iresses, by her Bellefonte dressmaker.
A very handsome dress, the one
worn on Inauguration day and
which is now to be taken for her
visiting and calling costume is of
laly's cloth light mauve in color
and trimmed with velvet in the darkest
shade of the same color. In this suit a
change has been rung upon the almost
universal plain skirt, by piping either
side of the front breadth with a cord of
the velvet, quite as thick as one of her
n slender fingers.
The waist for this skirt is round and
Inished at the waist with a roll of tho
dark velvet, and at the neck with the
conventional stock collar. Jery full
sleeves finished at the wrists with velvet
roll, and a full vest of moire silk show
ing a shade of mauve between the very
light cloth and very dark velvet with
just the least bit of cream lace forming
a tiny jabot at the throat, the whole
forming one of the most exquisite com
binations imaginable and one that
could only have been evolved from the
brain of a "really" artist.
For carriage wear with this suit is a
coat of the dark mauve velvet, almost
if not quite three-quarter length, tight
fitting, fuK skirt and sleeves large
enough to take in the fashionably
large sleeves of the dress waist. A
Frenchy feature of this exquisite coat
is a very full fall of heavy cream lace,
which seems simply to have been
tacked at the throat and then left to
take its own course to the waist line.
With each full suit there is a small
bonnet to match.
One of Mrs. Hastings most becoming
gowns is a street suit of tho just now
popular velutina-cord in: so shade of
wood-brown and trimmeL w ;b that
rachest of all fur, the brown marten.
Velutina-cord, it may or may not be
known generally, is of corduroy weave
but with a surface as soft and glossy as
real velvet, and certainly promises to
be the most popular winter goods in
the market. The architectural idea 6f
Mrs. Hastings' suit is plain full skirt,
showing two wide box plaits at the
back. A coat basque with two small
box plaits from the yoke to the waist
line, back and front. The yoke was
rather wide, cut in three points back and
front, and edged with the brown mar
ten fur. The sleeves and edge of the
basque were finished with the same fur.
A pretty house grown and the one in
which Mrs. Hastings was receiving calls
upon the afternoon of my visit was a fine
cream wool shot with a cerise red silk
which combination was particularly
becoming to her brunette type.
The skirt of this gown was as plain
and full as possible pipe-organ plaits
at the back and the whole crinolined
"until able to stand alone."
The waist was laid in the new box
plaits with stripes of i'd velvet showing
from under them; a roll of red velvet
finished the edge of the waist and wide
folds of the same bound the throat.
Another, and probably more costly
than any is a Lyons black velvet, short
length. One peculiairity of Mrs. H's
wardrobe is the asence of trained
skirts. The waist of this velvet is
heavy with cut jet and so made that
with the sleeves removed and the
heavy yoke of jet, a fully-fledged eve
ning bodice is left all ready for wear.
With this velvet skirt there are to be
worn several waists of silk, chiffon and
grenadine that almost defy description.
One certainly does,
An illuminated grenadine in stripes
fully three inches in width, one stripe
in dark green shading out in the
lightest green, and the alternating
stripe in the darkest red shading into
palest pink. The stock, and waist, and
sleeves, finished with red velvet and
sparkling jet, the whole, when worn
with the elegant velvet skirt making
an almost bewildering combination and
one of Mrs. Hasting's most becoming
suits. M. T. B.
luraiar- Proof dIau3.
Under the name of wire glass a
new invention has been brought on
the market in Dresden. The process
of manufacture consists in furnishing
glass in a hot, plastic condition, with
a flexible metalic layer, Iron-wire net
Ling, for Instance, whIch is completely
Inclosed by the vitreous substance and
effectively protected against exterior
Influences, as dust, etc. The new
glass possesses much greater resisting
power than the ordinary material and
Is, It is claimed, Indifferent to the
most abrupt changes of temperature
and will even withstand open tire.
The glass Is especially adapted for
skylights, the powerful resisting
Qualities of the material enabling the
usual wire protectors to be dispensed
with. As wire glass cannot be cut
by the diamond except under the ap
plication of great force and cannot
be broken without creating consider
able noise, the substance is claimed
to be in a measure burglar-proof.
Why~ It 1s "a Ta'6ble ?Cat."
Some writers on the curiosities ot
Ainimal n'omenclature tell us that the
reason we call a feline of certain
markings of color a "tabby" cat is be
cause Tabitha was the goddess of the
crooked-clawed species. Wagner's
"Names and Their Meaning," although
it has a splendid department on the
nicknames of birds, does not refer to
those applied to the animal species at
all, therefore it will be of no use to
consult that work to find out why a
" tabby" cat bears its unique name, or
why a "Jerusalemu" donkey isso called.
In a curious old work (printed in Lon
don, in 1606) entitled, "Names Ap
plied to Animate Things," I find the
following, which seems to explain the
tabby cat enigma: "The ternme 'Tab
bie Cat' is derived fromi At ab, a famous
streete in Bagda1, at eittle of the Ori
snt. This streete is iEnbited by tho
manufacturers of a sillen sta~i calle 1
'atabi,' the waved markings of the
pratered siilke rasmbl')ing a cat's coat.
From that we call all cats so marked
A BRIGHT STA&
A SKETCH OF THE MAN 'WO LEJ
MARY ANDERSON TO FAME.
Also Played Leading Roles With Bootb
Barrett and Thorne.
(From the St. Louis Chronice.)
One of the most conspicuous figares in th
Stageland of America to-day is John W. Nor
ton. Born in the seventh ward of New Yor
City forty-s&x years ago, the friends of hi
youth were Thomas W. Keene and Fran
Chanfrau. We find Keene a star at the ag
of 25 and Norton in the flower of early man
hood the leading man for E.lwin Booth a
the famous Winter Garden Theatre. H
was starred with Lawrence Barrett early i
the 70s, and alternated the leading role
with Charles Thorne at the Variety Theatr
in New Orleans. Early in the Centennia
year, in Louisville, Norton met our Mar
Anderson, then a fair young girl who aspire(
for stage fame, took her under his guidane
and, as everybody knows, led her to fame
Mr. Norton is now the proprietor of th
Grand Opera House in St. Louis, the D
Quesne Theatre, Pittsburg, and one of th
stockholders in the American Extravaganz
One afternoon early In June he bobble
Into his New York Office on Broadwaey an
encountered his business manager, Georg
MeManup, who had also been a rheumatic suf
ferer for two years. Norton was surprise
that McManus had discarded his cane. Wh
cured you? he asked. "I cured myself," re
plied McManus, "with Dr. Winliams' Pin
"I was encouraged by Mr. McManus' cur
and as a last resort tried the Pink Pills my
self," said Mr. Norton to a Chronicle re
porter. "You have known me for five year
and know how I have suffered. Why, dur
In- the summer of 1S93 I was on my back a
the Mullanphy Hospital, in this city, fou
weeks. I was put on the old system of diet
ing, with a view to clearing those acidulou
properties in my blood that modical theorist
say is the cause of my rheumatism. I ]o:
the Hospital feeling stronzer, but the firs
damp weather brought with it those exert
ciating pains in the legs and back. It we
the same old trouble. After sitting dow
for a stretch of five minutes the pain
screwed my legs into a knot when I arose
and I hobbled as painfully as ever. After
had taken my first box of Pink Pills it strue
me that the pains wfre lees troublesome.
tried another box, and I began almost un
consciously to have faith in the Pink Piis
I improved so rapidly that I could rise afte
sitting at -my desk for an hour and th
twinges of rheumatism that accompanied m
rising were so mild that I scarcely notice
them. During the past two weeks we hav
had much rainy weather in St. Louis. Bu
the dampness has not had the slightest effec
in bringing back the rheumatism, which
consider a sufficient and reliable test of th
efficacy of Pink Pil!s. I may also say thn
the Pink Pills have acted as a tonic on m
stomach, which I thought was well nigh de
stroyed by the thousand and one allege
remedies I consumed in the Dast five vears.
mtse of Tornadoe6
From the Gulf of Mexico to th
North Pole and from the lakes to th
Rocky Mountains is a vast extent c
country crossed by no mountain chain
to intercept or retard the velocity o
air current. The extent of this coun
try is equalled by none on earth. Col
air being heavier to the square inc
than warm air, the cold air, when com
ing in contact with a warm curren
from the south, always predominates
forcing the warm air into the uppe
currents. The cause of cyclones is th
neeting of a head wind from the nort]
with a head wind from the south. The:
meet like two vast armies of men. Th<
pressure at the point of meeting is e<
great that the air, by comprehension
becomes heavier to the square ic
than wood or the human body, henci
either one will float in the same man
er that wood will float in water-i
loats because it is lighter to the squart
inch than water. Place water in a2
ordinary wash bowl and remove the
plug and it will be observed that it
passing out the water forms a circulai
reaction. Air being a liquid does th<
.ame in passing either upwards oi
ownwards; hence the funnel-shapet
spout of the cyclone centre. When
wo immense bodies of air coming fron:
pposite direction meet, the only
gress is upwards and sideways, and it
passing upwards it forms the funne:
he same as water passing out of r
ashbowl downwards. The theory tha1
cyclone forms a vacuum is absurd,
Withdraw air from a glass jar with at
ir-pump, and, a feather within
the vaccuum formed will drop with the
same velocity as lead, or, on the othei
and, you can compress air until it fa
heavier to the square inch than wood,
n which case wood will float in the
sir. The lifting power of a cyclone it
aused (1) by the compression or den.
sity of the air, and (2) by its velocity.
Cmbining the power of density witl:
that of velocity, which occurs at the
entre or funnel, no power can resisi
it. The feeling of suffocation or diffi
eulty in breathing when near the traci
f a cyclone is caused from the com
~ression of air.-Minneapolis Tribuna
Mlllionaires and Thoir Sons,
On the average, great fortunes 111
merica have probably clone more gooc
and less harm than might have been
xpected. They have undertaken en.
terprises which could not otherwise
have been trIed. The luxury and dis
play of their owners are 11 ..d by thec
onditions of democratic society, whici
mong other things preclude large os
ablshments of ser,-ants such as are
ept by the magnates of Eurge, since
n America one domestic will not take
rders from another. Besides, men
who have matds their own fortunlel
yourtmonly retain the simplicity of thcil
wlriy habits of life.
The worst sin of the millIonaIres a
class probably has been the corrup
tion of politicians In the interest of rail
ways or other commercial concerus
and even here they have acted largel)
n the defensive. In politics they take
ittle part, desiring only to be let alone
'he worst of them Is that they die anm
leave their wealth to Idle and worthlesi
s~ons. We give up the jeunesse doree
f the great American cities withou
reserve to Mr. Stead's apostolic sever
ity; though we cannot go so far as t<
say with him of men convicted of n<
actual crime that "any well-regulate<
ommunity would be justified in sink
g them in the nearest bog till thi
breath had left their bodies."-Gold
win Smith, in The Contemporary 10
Tan Now Has the k'astest Cruiser
The new Japanese warship Yoshin<
reetly was subjected to steam trials
Th mcan of four runs on the measured
mile gave her a speed of 23.031 knot!
per hour, or 261 miles per hour, mak
in her the fastest cruiser afloat. Hei
displaceaent is 4000 tons, length 35(
feet, d6fr feet beam, 1.5, 000 horse
power. Built by Armstrong, Mitchel
b Co. Designed by Philip Watte.
i N A JU NGa. %~ 7e
Ct Is Something Trribte. neem:se 1t
Cannot Be Understood.
People who have zever been in a .'un
;1e talk of the sy as a painter tailts of
the horizon or a seafaring man of Vie
tring-as if when you wanted to s it
-ou only need use your eyes. But in the
ungle you don't see the sky-at leazt,
ays the Siam Froe Press. Neithe:: do
-ou feel the wind blowirg, nor get
burned or dazzled by the sun, nor even
;ee that luminary, except by momen
tary glimpses about midCay. From
which it follows that a jungleman does
2ot usually pretend to be weatherwia.
If he does he is even a greater humbug
:han the rest of the weather prophets.
On the afternoon about which we
xerespeaking I remember setting forth
yu my walk In the still glow of the
tropical calm and wondering ratter at
the intense stillness of the surroundinr
forest. Then the air grew cooler and
the green of the foliage in front seemed
to deepen, and presently there was a
sound as of a giant waterfall in the dis
tance. Waterfalls do not, however,
grow louder every second, whereas the
noise in front did so. Then there was
a loud, angry growl as of a dozen lions.
A minute more and the whole jungle
began to roar as if fifty squadrons of
heavy cavalry were coming up at a ga.
!ap. Then came a drop of rain and a
peal of thunder which seemed to mat
.he world stop.
Then the storm began. The sky abovn,
.tarkened, the trees clattered, tie
brushwood beneath hissed and bowed
itself. A deluge of rain dirops blotted
ut the narrow view. Down it came.
soaking through the densest leaves un
der which one fled for refu; . striln:
the grass and sand with millions of
dull thuds. dashing furiously against
the leaves as if they were so many hos
tile shields, streaking the air with in
numerable Zerpendicular lines and
hurling itsclr down with the force of
In such a downpour one may as wel.
walk and get wet as to stand still and
get wet. Unfortunately one did not
know where to walk to. The "circum
bendibus system" presupposes the fact
that the wagon wheels and bullock
tracks can be seen and noted. But
when the cart track Is no longer a cart
track, but "all turned to rushing wa
ters," such tracks cannot be seen, and
unless you have a pocket compass you
may as well try to fly as to get back to
where you came from. When one
reads of travelers lost In the back
woods they always steer by the sun
and probably very badly, but whe~n
I -here Is no sun, what are you to do?
The observance of May Day, with
I Ll its customs, has been traced to an
indian origin. The term Mah is
Sanscrit, the sacred language of
[ndia, formerly spoken, but, like the
incient Greek, now a dead language
is far as speech goes. Many of the
[ndo-European words have their ori
rin in the Sanscrit. The word "-after
nah," or "after-math," which every
~armer's boy understands, is Sanscrit;
.t means the fresh springing of the
crass after mowing; a farmer- will say,
'The grass is th~n, but the 'after
xiah' will be thkcK," and he little
hlinks he is speaking Sanscrit.
S1oo Reward. SI00.
'The renders of this paperi will he nleased' to
.Carna that t here is at Ica- on- dreaded disease
that science has been abac t cure in all its
stages, and that is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is the only positive cure now known to
the medical frat'ernity. Catarrh beim a con
stitutional disease, requires a constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrhi Cure is taken in
terrnally, acting directly upon the blood and
Imucous surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease: and
giving tne patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature im domng its
work. The proprietors Lave so much faith in
its curative powers that they offer One H un
dred Dollars for ang case that it fails to cure.
Seaid for list of te-stzimonials. A ddress
SodF. J. CH EN1CY & Co., T~oledo, 0.
SF odby Druggists, 75e.
Some of the little bronze imnages of
Thinese deities are supposed to have
an antiquity of 2,000. years before
1I mietett with sorec-yes u-se Dr. Eaaac thv-ns
,cinhve-water.Dru~gistssell ati-,e. etiottia
The construction of the New York
elevated railroad required 2,200 tons
>f iron per mile and cost $220 a yard.
Piso's curec is a wonderful Cough medicine -
)ia-s. W. P'IKERtT. Van sielen and J~luke Aye5.,
Ltrolyni, N. Y., Oct. 26, "tci.
It is said that thxe ride from Carnncs
:u Genoa is the finest railroad journej
in the world.
A manufacturer of artistic furniture
.n Paris has just completed a chairs
the forlegs of which are of solid gold.
., . ON THE ROAD
~ ~ to recovery, the
c who is taking.
- Doctor Pierce's
/ Favorite Pre
~ maidenhood. wo
q manihood, wife
-, hood and moth
erhonod the " Pre
4~?scription" is _a
- \ and nervinle
adapted to her
n ee-ds, regulatingx,
s trengthxenig and cur
/ j ing the derangements
/ jof the sex. Why is it
so many women owe their beauty to Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription ? PBecause
beauty of form and face radiate from the
common center-health. The best bodily
condition results from good food, fresh air
and exercise coupled with the judicious use
of the " Prescription."
If there be headache, pain in the back,
bearing-down sensations, or general de
bility, or if there be nervotus disturbance,
nervous prostration, and sleeplessness, the
" Prescrition " reaches the origin of the
trouble and corrects it. It dispels aches.
and pains, corrects displacements and cures
catarrhal inflammation of the lining mem
branes, falling of the womb, ulceration, ir
regularities and kindred maladies.
"FALLING OF WOMB."
MIRs. FRANK CAM
FImL, of East Dickin- ' -
son, Fr-anklin Co., N. - -.>
Y, writes : " I deem it
my duty to express my . Q
deep, heart-felt grati
tude to you for having --~
been the means, tunder
Providence, of restor- ) .9
ing me to health. for I .
have been by spells un
able 9o walk. My 9
troubles were of the
womb -- inflammatory.,.-d
and bearing-down sen
sations and the doctors 4 \ .
all said, they could not
Twev bottles of Dr. MS AFED
Pierce's wonderful Favorite Prescription
Hattie Well aid Happy
Used to Suffer From Impure
Blood and Eruptions.
Lawrence Station, N. J.
''ITood's Sarsaparilla cured my child of im
pure blood and eruptions on the head. She
woul. Aceratch her Lead so that it would bleed.
The sorek rpread behind her ears, and the poor
child sufrcrel terribly. I doctored her the best
I knew how but the Zores did not gut any better.
But thanks to Ho(d,', Sarsaparilla and Hood's
Olive Ointmnt, shle is now well as any children.
She Is rs larae nnd healthy ns any child five
ye:-rs ol.l. TI:is is all the medieine we take, for
do not think there i- any better." GaoRGE
1ANeu:, Lawrecie Station, N. T.
H oo d's Pills easy to by, easy to take,
ea in ced~. 2C
HOMES I* e* r ".
wool Farming Lands situated
/along the line of a new railroad
now being constructed in central
w iconsin, and near a through
trunk line already constructed,
for sale cheap to single purchas
ers or colonies. Special induce
TTA E mTP zents givlen to colonies.
- Long time and low Interest. Send
for full particulars to NORTH
WESTERN LUMBER Co., EAU CLAIRE, wIs.
SHE WAS BLIND.
A blindness comes to me now and
then. I have it now. It is queer, I can
see your eyes but not ycur nose. I can't
read because some of the letters are
blurred; dark spots cover them; it is
I know all about it; it'sDYSPEPSIA.
Tako one of these; it will cure you in
What is it?
A e Rip.afls * Tabul'e.
01I By te~ing only u boox. a uayco i a
; O bt book for bu'1nes, men,, j-root-rt~
owners farrners, &e., ever j.tiblis
A edR t. An honest ofter. Aicdrew. usan
A E be convince-d. s.S. inyAN0
urenarnte1byR.,B.dl YgR, ioloArcht-,
rn LA.. PA. Es.e at once: cooperstion or del.ay from business.
aolens50 roercas tJgar LAM.tio3'M
Uic~S WHt:RE ALL. ELSE FAILS.
LBest Cough Syrup. TastIes Good. Use ~
What She Wante(I.
A certain shopwalker in one of the
large dry gcods establishments on the
West Side is noted for his severity to
those under him in business. One day
he approached a junior assistant,
from whose counter a lady hade just
"You let that lady go out without
her making a purchase?" he asked
"And she was at your counter fully
"Doubtless, but then you see-"
"Exactly. I saw that in spite of
al the questions she put to you, you
rarely answered her, and never at
tempted to get what she wanted."
"You need not make any excuse.
shall repo~t you for carelessness."
"Well, I hadn't what she wanted."
"What was that?"
"One dollar and fifty cents! She's
a book canvasser, getting subscriber
to the 'Life of Mr. Croker.'"
Th ' shopwalker retired crestfallen,
amid the audible titters of all the
assistants in the department, wno
greaty enjoyed his discomlture.
A PertInent Paragraph.
"' Our country if right, should be kept
right; if wrong should be put right," is
)olitical maxim which paraphrased
hplies to other conditions of life, thus:
our health if right, should be kept
right; if wrong should be put right,
-s: eially in bodily ailments, such as
pains an'd aches, which St. Jacobs Oil
romtly cures. Many out of work
should heed to give it a chanice to cure
and it will give them a chance to go to
work cured. Another adage is: "he
doeth best, who doeth well." Well, of
course. you want to be well from all
sorts of aches, and the best thing to do
is to use the great remedy. He who
Idoes so is doing well indeed.
Over one half of the sand of every
shore is composed of minute shells,
each of which was once the home of a
Are You Nervous,
Are you all tired out do you have that tired feel
ing or sick headache ? You can be relieved of
nl these symptoms by taking Hlood's sarsaparilla
which gives nerve and bodily strength.
Hood's Pills arc easy in action.
A colony of medusae has been com
pared to a collection of muslin sun
bonnets floating right side up in the
under the eyes and a sallow complexion shmw
biousness.~ Thi-' is one of the most dliarceable
ofstoah disorders and ifiallowed to have Its
own wy will result in great harm. Cure bihous
less at once by using lipans Tabules. one
tabuc gives relief.
Soap bubbles are round because every
part of their surface is equally pressed
by the atmosnhere.
FUNERALS IN ARGENTINE.
,tran-e Advertisement from That
The follcwing advertisement appears
a a recent number of an Argentine
NDERTAK-ER AND COACUII RE
Calle Balcor2e 212-G26.
Between Calles Alsina and Morno.
This establishment is the first and
only one to reduce to fair limits the
price of interments, thus allowing fami
des of moderate resources to honor their
dead suitably, and it publishes tariff in
urder that the public may compare
prices with those of other houses.
Special Category-Splendid hearse,
six horses, mates, etc., engraved coffin,
with dotible metal case and bronze
handles, landau for wreaths, 3 special
mourning coaches, 35 carriages, service
for waking corpse, Gothic or Roman,
silver plate for coffln, servants to re
ceive mourning cards, advertisements
in papers, permit of registry, coach for
errands at disposal. Price $1,600, ir
hilch everything is included.
Louis XV. Style-Hearse and horses,
3 mourning coaches, mutes, etc., lan
dau for wreaths, 25 carriages, wroublit
coffin with metal case and European
handles, service for wake, Gothic plate
for coffin, permit, advertisements, etc.,
servants and coach for errands, etc.
European Style-Hearse, 4 horses, L
mourning coaches, mutes, etc., 20 car
riages, wrought coffin, double metal
ease, European handles, plate for coffin,
service for wake, permit, advertise
ments, service, coach for errands, etc.
First Category-A. Hearse, 4 horses'
:nutes, 2 mourning coaches, coffin with
double metal case and European han
dles, table, clothes, etc., house arranged
in mourning, permits, advertisements,
te., coach for errands. Price $650.
B.-Hearse, 4 horses, 2 mourning
eoaches, mutes, 15 carriages, coffin with
met&l case and European handles,
table, clothes, etc., permit, advertise
ments, etc., coach for errands. Price
C.-Hearse, 4 horses, mourning coach
es, 10 carriages, coffin imitation ebony
with double metal case and bronze han
dles, nickel-plate for coffin, table, linen,
tc., permit and advertisements, ser
rants, coach for errands. Prire $430.
Second Category-A. Hearse, 2 horses,
mourning coach, S carriages, plate for
coffin, cloths, candlesticks, etc., permit,
!tc. Price $320.
B.-Hearse, 2 horses, coffin imitatior
ebony, mourning coach, 6 carriages,
candlesticks. Price $250.
C.-Hearse, 2 horses, cedar coffin
Leaden case, mourning coach, 5 car
riages, cloths. candlesticks. Price $200.
This establishment undertakes the
transference of remains from any part
of the world, also from one cemetery to
another, from the camp to city.
Church services with catafalque, mass
es, and without any additional charge.
Families may rest assured that they
will be scr-upulously attended to, and
will not be in the slightest inconven
enced, owing to the emnployes being
tharoughly ti-ained. An order by tele
phone is quite sufficient to promise the
attendance of an employe with a de.
AN I.WPORTANT DIFFERENCE.
To make it apparent to thousands,
who think themselves ill, that they are
not affected with any disease, but that
the system simply needs cleansing, is
to bring comfort home to their hearts,
as a costive condition is easily cured
by usmne Syrup of Figs. Manufactured
by the California Fig Syrup Co.
Miniature Electric Battery.
In contrast to the very large geners
tors of electricity-batteries and dyna
mo electric machinery-In such com.
mon use to-day, it may be interestin.;
to note what is perhaps the smnallest
electric battery ever constructed, and~
no doubt also the smallest generator
of electrical or mechanical energy.
This battery was constructed some~
years ago by one of the electricians of
the Boston Telephone Comparny, and
consisted of an ordinary glass head,
through which two wvires, cue of cop
per and the othe-r of i-on, were looped
and twisted so as to prevent their com
lg in contact. The wires acted as the
electrodes, and all that was necessary
to cause a current to flow was to place
a drop of acidulated water in the head.
Certainly such a minute battery tur
nished but an infinitesimal current, but
could be essily used in a delicate tele
phone; in fact, it is said to have been
actually used in signaliug to a distance
of neal- 2020 miles.-Cassier's Mag's
An Old Story in New Form.
The platform of the electric car
as prettY well taken up by the
driver, a man of the "slugger" va
riety, and a big bag, over which
the man of the "slugger' va
riety appeared to be standing guard.
When the conductor came to collect
the fares he looked sharply at the
bag, and then said to the tough:
"I'11 have ter charge yer fer that
"Il bet yer won't," answered the
man, looking angrily at him, as if
ay attempt at collection would in
duce a prize fight.
'-Yes, I will, an' if yer don't pay,
Pl put ther bag off. See?" said the
conductor shortly. He gave the man
live minutes more asked him a sec
ond and a third time, then stopped
the car and put the bag off on the
sidewalk. The "slugger" didnt
even move, and when the car had
gone about a mile further the con
ductor said to him:
"Yer don't care much for that bac
Lf you wouldn't pay 5 cents for it"
'-Ah, come off." was the reply
"What's der bag got ter do wid ume?
'Tan't mine. i'd 'a' told yer so if
yer'd asked me."
It is well known that certain vagn
bons desire nothing better, especlaaiy
wen the cold weather comes on, than
to be arrested and locked up, in crder
tht they may be taken care of for a
One of this fraternity succeeded !n
getting himself arrested for va:;rancy.
and on the way to the lockup he was so
mch overjoyed by the prospect of not
having to sleep in the open air that he
behaved somewhat boisterously.
'-e quiet!" threatened the police.
-n; -I s on don't I'll let you go'"
5Te JACO5 OIL is t
WITHOUT RELAPSE, COLLAP
dyspepsia bad taste in th
sick headache foul breath
bilious headache loss of appetit
when these conditions are cai
constipation is the most freqi
One of the most importa
to learn is that constipation <
sickness in the world, especia
all be prevented. Go by the
gist's, or write B. F. Allen C
York. Pills, 1oc. and 25C. a
Annual sales more thz
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Some Idea in Canal Navigation.
F. W. Warner, in a paper recently
read at a meeting of the Rochester
Academy of Science, favors the adop
tion of a cog- system on the Erie
canals, by laying an iron track in the
bottom of the canal and making con
nection with it by adjustable cog
wheels, securing perfect alignment n,
and requiring little power. He says: u
"I believe in the near future we sball W
see long trains of eight or ten boats u
movirg east and west in our water
ways at the speed of not less tMan
ave miles an hour. The trains will
move noiselessly and the power will
not be expended in churning up the
water and daniaging the canal. These
boats will be run on schedule time
with greater accuracy than the rail.
way trains. The entire cost of trans. c
portation can be reduced to much .
less than one Mith of the present rate.
Besides this, the carrying capacity of ra
the canal would be more than quad. 9
1.ari's Clover Root, the great blood purifier.,
Svfreshnes ad lernes to the complexion
There are no idols in the Shinito.2
temples mn Japan. Shintoism con - s
sists of the worship of ancestors and
the powers of nature.
Mrs. Winslow's Sootbing Syrup for cbhldren
teething, sottens the gums. reduces imflammxa
tion. albais nain. cures wind colic. 25c a bottle
The oldest house in Ohio is said to
be the one situated on Gilt Ridge, Ad
ams County. It was erected by Gene
ral Nathanmel Massie, 1797.
Dr. Kilmer's S WaXI.-REOOTi cures
ail Kidney and Bladder troubls
Pamphlet' and Consultation fre&
Laboratory Binghantoa. N. !.
The fnmous codfish, so long thej
sacred emblem of the Massachusetts
Legislature, is to be taken down. It
has hung in the House of Rlepresenta
tives since March 17, 1784.
The Greatest ledical Discovery
of tnet Age.
DONALD KENNEDY, OF ROXBURY, MASS.,
Has discovered in one of our common
pasture weeds a remedy that cures every
kind of Humor, from the worst Scrofuala
down to a common pimple.
He has tried it in over eleven hundred
eases, and never failed except in 1;wo cases
(both thunder humor). He has now i
his possession over two hundred certiti
cntes of its value, all within twenty miles Al
of Bloston. Send postal card for book. Th
A benefit is always experienceed from the T
first bottle, and a perfect enre is warranted Ti
when the right quantity ia taken. P
When the lungs are afT. "ted it causes
shooting pains, like needles passing
through them: the same with the Liver
or Bowels. This is caused by the ducts
being stopped, and always d isappears in a
week after taking it. Read the label.
If the stomuach is foul or bilious it wil s
cause squeamish feelings at first.
No change of diet ever necessary. Eat
the best you can get, and enough of it.
Dose, one tablespoonful in water at bed- g
time. Sold by all Druggists. :
Scott's Emulsion has been endo
whole world. There is no sec
because theyr know what great no
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to be ; namely, a perfect emulsio
liver Oil with the hypophosphitet
For Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, Bros
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asmus, Loss of Flesh, General Debiltyt
The only genuie Scott's E
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e mouth pimples
e depression of spirits
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ient cause of all of them.
nt things for everybody
:auses more than half the
Ily of women; and it can
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-., 365 Canal Street, New
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est," if Kept Clean
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A CURE FOR ALL
te relief1 and sooneffect acure.
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i ervosnes Sleeplessness, Sic edcs
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Mlalaria in Its Various Forms Cured
icure Fernd a nd all othr maalos
rie cents ner bottle. Sold by all druggists.
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The Largest Man ~' Nof
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Their deliciu BREAKFAS COCOA [aull
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Over Oe Willion Peopl.Wearthe
ourshoesare equally satisfactory
amn $s to $3 saved over ot::er makes.
FOR FIFTY YEARS I
SOOT HING SYRUP
ts e best remznd foe diarrhx'a.
Twen-t--aO Cents a Botdee'
rsed by physicians of the
ret bout its ingredients.
drishi'ng and( curativ e prop
n cf the best Norway Cod
of lime and sod~a.
hti, Viea Lungs, Cotis amp
Ti Children Eicnets, Mar
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aninis put in salmon
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