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I I 444 m 1 11 444 111 Mi Mi iii iii 7iB HOLMES BRO HAVE SUITS and OVERCOATS In an Endless Variety. Prices as low as the Lowest. Our line of FURNISHING GOODS THE ELECTRIC SPARK j CHILDREN'S COLUMN. SCItMISTS ARE NOW ABLE TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. Is very Complete. We want an Oppor tunity to show you what we have. Give us a Call, HOLMES BROS. as 5 TRY ONE And after you have Smoked it we are positive you will say the new . . . ROYAL DICK TEVEN LEADER Is the Finest 5c Cigar on the Market This new Cigar is made of the same quality of stock and given the same careful attention that has made "DICK STEV ENS' LEADER" so justly celebrated, being identical, in fact, in every way except in length, which is five inches instead of four and one-half inches. Many people prefer a long Cigar, and this fact has led the manufacturer to introduce his famous "DICK STEVENS' LEADER" in this new form, feeling sure it will suit all lovers of a fragrant Havana. AADE IN TWO SIZES-DICK STEVENS' LEADER," four and one-half inches; "ROYAL DICK STEVENS' LEAD ER," five inches. Yours for a Good Smoke, Jolin 23. Stevens, Photographed by Iord Armstrong I'rob lciu tht Hm l'utsled 8avanU For Centurle Solved Klectrlolty Not Fluid A Purely Vort Movement. Tho eloctrio spark haa at last been photographed and a scientific problem solved over which savant have puzzled for eeuturioa This wonder has been ac complished by Lord Armstrong, ouo of the most famous students of electricity known to Kuropo, anil tho results of his studies for years havo just been made public. English savants hold that sinco the day amber was discovered to bo tho parent of so called artificial electricity nothing has boeu learned which prom ises to bo so great an aid in solving the problom of tho origin and composition of electricity. In tho first placo, Lord Armstrong conclusively proves that wo can no lon ger in truth sieak of tho electric fluid. Thero is no such thing. Electricity is Oriel"? f ar Namcral. Every whoollioy doir.R hi turni, very growing jHjrtiun working at hi nooounta, unci In the course of the dy an euormout number of figures. At school the boy is taurlit thnt theso figure eiune from Ara bia, hut of tluir real origin ho knows I - mm) ; If i rilOTOGUAPH OF KLKCTUIC SPAIiK. nothing but a purely vortex movement, just such a movement as wo see when wo watch tho rings of smoke that lazily drift from tho mouth of tho smoker. A vortex movement means that tho elec tricity, liko tho smoke, moves over and over tho circumference of tho ring; that it is sucked in by ono face of tho ring and shot out by tho other. Tho fact is wonderful in its simplicity. Liko all tho basic principles of science, tho closer wo get to them the more simple wo find they are. And so it is with this one, which may revolutionize many the ories established centuries ago. Every electric current has two ends tho positive and tho negative poles. Of course there is a dilTireuco between them. Scientists knew that long ago. Tho trouble has been that they havo been unable to learn exac tly what that difference was. Now, however, come Lord Armstrong's photographs, show ing tho exact difference to tho eyo. Tho first of the photographs taken by Iord Armstrong is to tho lay mind tho most interesting, even if to scienco it pos sesses hardly so great a value as that of tho others. It is tho one with tho black spot in tho center from which streams of light aro seen radiating. A camera and a very powerful elec tric machine were placed in a darkened room. The camera contained a sensitive plate over which a light and fino pow der had been sifted, thus insuring tho fact that when the electricity was dis charged the dust ujKm the plato would bo driven about by tho electric streams and tho light would at tho samo timo affect tho plate. The electricity would thus give tho luminosity which would enable it to be caught in tho act of set ting the dust in commotion, tho time required for its imprint being but tho small fraction of a second. Never did calculation provomoro cor rect, and tho result is shown in the plate first referred to. Tho black spot in the center of the picture is tho metallic disk which rested upon tho photographic plato and received the iositivo discharge from tho electrical machine. Tho light streams which branch out in feathery beauty liko tho illuminated roots of a plant aro really tho electricity, which radiates from tho disk in this fashion. It shows conclusively that electricity in the original, as it were, is vastly different in general appearance from tho current after it has accomplished a certain j)ortion of its mission. Tako tho electricity as it comes from tho human body and photograph it, and it will bo found that while it radiates under proper circumstances it has a sharper and shorter appearance. Another photograph taken by Lord Armstrong shows the electric currents when two opposite discharging disks wero brought near to one another. Tho radiation from the positive disk is seen to bo much tho samo as in tho first pho tograph ou tho outer side, hut on the inner side tho rays aro drawn toward tho negative disk and consolidated into thicker lines. Tho photograph also shows clearly that tho dischargo has different c haracteristics at the two pole This latter fact is ono of tho most valuablo results of Lord Armstrong's discoveries. Not, as previously stated, that tho world has not long known tho abstract difference between the iositivo and negative jhuVs of a current, but the matter of detail has in great measure been surrounded by mystery Now it is as clear as day. Not only is the differ ence exactly known, but it is exactly seen, and any scientific man counts tho labor well spent which results in mak ing apparent to tho eyo a fact heretofore only patent to the mind. Lord Armstrong states that ho will proceed further with his photographic investigation and will now endeavor to picture electricity in its different forms and in as many detailed fashions as pos sible. Philadelphia Times. A lazy man's working time is tomorrow. 0 0 1 6 9 0 nothing. As n mutter of fct, our present figure characters originate! not In Arabia, hut In Hindustan, and here Is their orig inal form : One mark represented in the east one fin Kyi" or number. Two horizontal marks witii a connecting line stood for two. Three similar marks with connecting lines would stand for threo, and four In tho form of a triangle for four, originally written in tho form of a quadrilateral. Tho shape of tho five la easily distin guished. The samo with one extra line mado the original six. .Seven was com posed of two squares, with one of the linos wanting, and eight the full two squares. Nine added one more lino to eight, as shown, while the zero, or cipher, was al ways a perfect circle. It Is quite easy and rather interesting to see how our present numerals have been evolved from these ancient figures, which here aro revealed in all their delightful simplicity. San Francisoo Chronicle. A Ilattle In the Air. A gallantly contested bnttlo between a small sparrow hawk and a (lock of black martins was seen one day among the hills near Duarte, reports an Arizona paper. The hawk had captured a half grown dove and was Hying low and heavily when he was vigorously attacked by a flock of black martins. He dropped his rrey and dashed upward, then swooned down upon ono of the mar tins. With the little bird in his claws the hawk dropped toward tho earth, tearing at his unfortunate little antagonist as be cninc. A trail of Muck feathers followed the pair until they wero about 60 foetfrom the ground, when tho martin fell like a stono and the hawk shot upward again. Tho flock of martins instantly closed around him, and within another moment or two a second bird was torn to pieces and dropped. This maneuver was repeat ed threo or four times, each time ending In the death of a bird before the fiock of martins gave up the pursuit and allowed the hawk to cscapo. Upon examination eaeli ono of tho birds was found to be dis emboweled aud terrihly mutilated. Manners For Hoy. In tho street, hat lifted when saying "Goodby!" or "How do you do?" Also when ottering a lady a seat or acknowledg ing a favor. Keep step with any ono with whom you walk. Always preredo a lady up stairs, but ask If you shall precede her In going through a crowd or public place. At the street door, hat on the moment you step into a private hall or office. Let a lady pass first always, unless she asks ynu to precede her. In tho parlor, stand till every lady Id the room, also older people, are seated. Klse if a lady enters tho room after you are seated and stand till she takes a seat. Look people straight in the face when they aro speaking to you. Let ladies pass through the door first, standing usido for them. Sunday Afternoon. Ll III iisst II III .1 so-..'-?;: '- No sound In all the quiet street Nor note of l htl nor tread of feet iVneuth the silent summer sk lea. Its whitlows shut like drowsy eyes, While dreaming shadow round It creep, The huuao id fust ualt-cp. r , V taW II A sound of musio clonr and shrill. An organ grinder on the hill. Wide open starts each drowsy eye. Th scattered dream make haste to fly. Ho, hoi Its slumU-M lightly break The house U broad awake I Youth's Companion. Two Images Through One Olaaa. A certain wonderful mineral found In Iceland iosseses tho strange property of producing two linages of a single object. On looking through it at a pencil, for in stance, you will see two pencils, both of which will o clearly defined. The min eral is translucent and cry ta 11 Ike and goes by tho name of Iceland spar. The mine In which It Is found Is lota ted on the east crn roast of let-land and Is controlled by tho Danish government. The spar Is ex ceedingly valuable, owing to Its many uses In the sciences, particularly for the manu facture of optical Instruments and for ex periments In polarization. It brings about J7 a pound In the market, and even at that price the dealers cannot supply tha demand. Chicago Itecord. Woman Is tho stringing of a fitful harp played by tho wind; man le the golden framework. BACKACHE makes the young feel oU, and the old feci that life is not worth the living. It's a dan ger signal of Kidney Disease the unerring evidence of weak, inactive and sore Kidneys. Any person cured of Kidney weakness will A tell you that when the back ceased to ache, all troubles ended. Neither liniments, not plasters, nor electricity can cure it. The seat of the trouble is not in the skin, flesh or muscles, it s In the KJdnejs. u can De CURED T .... m i ...i.i. .. i i. i i uwi Bunereu wiui u mine o.iCK linn wu.t iuu- fln.ul t,. I...I ln. ... .. ......I... I not quite all of a box or Dr. llobtm Sparugus Kidney PUU and was entirely cured. Isaac Maick, 851 S.Klevetith ht.,Siiliiaw, Mich. HOBBS Sparaps Kidney Pills. aOBUS REMEDY CO.. Pbopriktors. CmcAoo, Dr. Hobbn l'il U For Sale iu HELDINQ. MICU.. HOW TO FIND OUT. Fill a ImHUo or common glass with urlno and let It stand twenty-four hours; a sediment or settling indicates an unhealthy condition of the kidneys. When urine htains linen it is evidence of kidney trouble. Too frequent desire to urinate or pain in the back, is also convincing proof that the kidneys and bladder are out of order. WHAT TO !H. There Is comfort in the knowledge so often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp lioot, tho groat kidney remedy fulfills every wish in relieving pain In the back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part of the urinary passages. It corrects Inability to hold urine ami scalding pain in passing it, or bad ef fects following uso of liquors, wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to get up many tlmesduring the night to urinate. Tho mild and extraordinary elTect of Swamp-Hoot is soon realized. It stands the highest for its wonderful cures of the most distressing cases. If you need a medicine you should havo tho best. Sold by druggists, price fifty cents and one dollar. You may havo a sample bottle and pamphlet both sent free by mail. Mention tho Hkluinu Banner and send your address to Dr. Kilmer fc Co., Dinghampton, N. Y. The proprietors of this paper guaran tee the genuineness of this oiler. H. 1. LEONARD, Pres. , A. N. BELD1NG, V.-Pres. 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