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In the first aid that U rendered on the field after a battle nothing Is at tempted beyond the arrest of hemor rhage, the application of temporary Mints for fractures and antiseptic dressing There Is no washing or ex ploration of wounds. The clothes are merely silt up with scissors, not re moved, thus Insuring protect ion to the patient's body and savin?: unnecessary disturbances. The servant in charge of the collection station has a Held companion, a water bottle and a small reserve of bandages and first dress ings In his care to replenish the sur gical haversacks with which the bear ers are supplied. Triangular bandages are chiefly used on the battlefield, made from a IIS Inch square of linen or cajlco, cut diagonal ly into halves. Almost anything that comes to hand may be used as Impro vised Splints-Sticks.- telei'ivi rill vlrr bark of trees. lances and so on. The splint, If neces sary. Is padded with straw or leaves or grass and Is fastened with straps torn from the soldier's equipment or with strips of a shirt, securely buund with the triangular bandage. Hound up with the rifle splint, a wounded man Is made so secure that ho can hardly move a muscle. One leg Is firmly bound to the rifle, and the an kles are tUl together, so that the In jured limb Is almost as rigid as the lille at its side. London Standard. The riubtlnic Swordflah, The Bwordlish Is utterly without fear and will, like a buffalo or rhinoceros, charge anything that offeuds It often doing an amount of execution hardly to be believed did not the evidence ex ist. Combats between swordllsh nn most Interesting and may be compared to a duel between two expert swords men. Such a contest was observed oft" the long pier that extends out Into the ocean at Santa Monica, near Los Angeles, last year. Some fishermen noticed two big fish leaping out of the water and dashing along the surface. Soon It was seen that they were swordllsh. The season was when the fish are un usually ferocious. They had made sev eral rushes ami when observed were at close quarters, striking each other powerful side blows like cavalrymen. This was unsatisfactory, and finally they separated ami darted at each oth- straw, rlllcs. bavonets. .1 er like arrows, the water hlsslnz as their sharp dorsal fins cut through It. The' evidently struck head on, one missing, while the sword of the other struck Just below the eye and plowed a deep furrow In the fish, partly dis abling It, so that It turned and attempt ed to escape. Hut Its adversary also turned and with a rush drove Its sword completely through the body of Its foo and held It fast, only wrenching Its weapon loose when Its enemy stopped swimming. San Francisco Call. What Tcftltt Selected. Thomas Pdison used to have Nikola Tesla working for him In his studio near Paris. Tesla came to him one day asking for work, and IMlsou. who needed help, referred him to the fore man, named Fulton. The latter tool the young foreigner on condition that he would work. This Tesla did. For three days and nights he never closed his eyes. At the end of the first fort night he had t.ot had AH hours' sleep all together, and Fulton, the foreman, made him take a rest. He also said to the young man that on account of the strain they had both been under they had better have a good meal. Accordingly the foreman and the student went to a well known cafe on one of the boulevards and got one of the biggest and thickest steaks pos slble. It was a whopper and seemed to be overwhelming for two. Ilesldes, the garnishing were liberal, and there was enough good wine. I.etween them., however, they managed to make ev erythlng disappear, and then Fujton, turning to Tesla, asked him if There was anything else he would like. "You're out with me, you know, and whatever you want Just order It." lesia looked vaguely around for a minute, as If making up his mind, and then hesitatingly said. "Mr. Fulton. If you don't mind I would like another steak." San Francisco Argonaut. A Cheerful I.ljir. "I have followed trout streams ever since I was a boy." said a Providence crank, "and have tried to solve for many years the cause of the apparent decrease in brook trout. IJecently I think I discovered the cause of the ex termination. I was fishing along a brook near Oakland Peach. It. I., when I saw a large snake with a half masti cated trout in its mouth. The action of the snake interested me, and, stand ing quiet 1 studied the snake closely. "On the end of the snake's tail was a sharp bony growth shaped like a hook. After a few moments my watching was rewarded by seeing the snake glide over to some bushes growing along the hank and catch a grasshop per in Its mouth. The snake then placed the grasshopper carefully on the hooklike thing on the end of its tail. "Ily this time my curiosity was thor oughly aroused," continued the fisher man. "The snake crawled tip on a log that extended from the bank Into the brook and let Its tail hang into the wa ter. In a moment up came a trout and snapped :t the grasshopper. It was short work for the snake- to trans fer the fish from its tail to its mouth, and I had solved the problem of the ex termination of brook trout." Cleve Plain lealcr. Tut Throimh II Im I'nrri, The wealthy Itriton is confessedly the most fastidious man llvlmr as to the quality of his personal domestic service. The concentrated energy with which an Fnglishman will rebuke his servant for an offense so slight that the average American fails to observe It bears out the above statement, and It is this social condition that has de veloped the hyperaristoeratic Intelli gence office In London. Those who propose changing serv ants are not content with references and a perfunctory Interview with the man or maid under consideration, but Insist upon a full dress rehearsal of both manners and appearance. The servant in livery Is put through all his paces, must display the size of his calves, the haughtiness of his pose, as well as breeding in handling a card, announcing a guest or serving at the table. Nothing is taken for granted. The master and the mistress sit by and dis cuss the points of groom or butler as they would those of a high priced horse or valuable dog. Domestics are taken with great seriousness by the upper class Fnglishmen. and for that reason nothing is left to luck in peopling the servants hall. Cleveland Plain Dealer. you Tempering; Copper Xot a Lost Art, The allegation that ancient Egyptians tempered copper and bronze to carry a razor edge Is not borne out by investi gation. Thomas Harper of P.cllcvue, Pa., challenges any one to produce a piece of metal tempered by the an cients that cannot be more than dupli cated by any metal worker today. He says that in examining hundreds of specimens alleged to have been temper ed to the degree that steel Is tempered he failed to find any, nor had he dis r.vered any one who had seen such work, and the fable which has been Implicitly believed for centuries is le Ing shattered in the light of modern re search. This Is not the only story believed for centuries tending to belittle the man of today, to make him the inferior of his forefathers, which failed under the searchlight of Inquiry and science. The ancients were children In mechanical knowledge as compared to the people: or today, and If there was a demand for any particular building or piece of work stub as was produced by the an cients it could be duplicated and im proved on by the skilled artisans of the nineteenth century. American Manufacturer. Seoteli n She In Wrote. Mrs. Hohmboddie What are reading that absorbs you so? Mr. Hohmboddie (looking up from his book) It is a new Scotch novel. Mrs. Hohmboddie (with enthusiasm) Oh, I am so fond of those dear dialect things! Do read me a little. Mr. Hohmboddie (reading) "Ye see, Elpsie," said Duncan doueely, "I might hao malr the matter wi' me than ye wad be spierin. Aiblins me ecu Is a bit dazzlit an am hearln the poolses thuddin In ma ears, an ma toongue in clavin when it nid be gaein. an div yo no' hear the dirlin o ma halrt an feel the shakin o' ma bond this day gin I gat a glimpse o ye, sair hlrplln like an auld inon? Div ye nae guess what's a' the steer, hinney, wlout me gaein It malr words?" Mrs. Hohmboddie Stop, for good ness' sake! What In the world Is the creature trying to say? Mr. Hohmboddie He's making a dec laration of love. Mrs. Hohmboddie A declaration of love! I thought lie was telling a lot of symptoms to his doctor. Collier's Weekly. Ill MUtnke aw to Ainerlenn (ilrl. A Louisville girl who was recently In derma ny met a young English officer who was In the same city. and. in fart, In the same house with her for two months, studying Cerman for his pro motion. Like most Europeans, he had the usual absurd Ideas about the girls of this country, who. In the minds of the untraveled foreigner, are rather hoyden creatine's, who smoke and have other masculine traits. After dinner one day In the early ac quaintanceship of the couple the offi cer offered the Louisville girl a ciga rette, and upon her refusing It he said: "Why. I thought all the girls in the United States smoked." "So we do." replied the girl, "but never cigarettes, only pipes. If you will get that pipe off the mantelpiece In the next room I shall bee-harmed to smoke with you." Not suspecting the Joke she was play ing on him, the officer brought the pipe and filled It. and It was not until he saw the wry faces his friend made In attempfing to carry out the joke that he appreciated the situation. He was continually telling the American in a tone of surprise that she was Just like the girls at homo In England, and her rejoinder was: Lieutenant, don't you think a lady . 1laln,M tho Juk(, Is a lad.V the world over?" Louisville 1... . ...... , Courier-Journal. Aatouiidliiu l'oilit'ueM. The truck driwr is i i lually pro fane, and whtn one U di.cocicd who doesn't won- betwten syllables when his vehicle Is Jammed In a bunch of other trucks and blocked trolley cars JJU feel like taking olT jour hat to him. Down at Second and Chestnut streets one afternoon, when tratlie was at its thickest and trucks and cars were lined ulong both thoroughfares, two truck men had equal chances of making the crossing. One was coming down Chest nut and the other along Second street. Had they been ordinary truckmen each would have whipped up, and the chances are that a collision would have resulted. P.ut these two were not or utnary truckmen. With Chesterfieldian grace one waved his arm to the other, inviting him to take precedence. "You first!" shouted the driver, whereupon a messenger boy who had wituessed tho remarkable scene gasped and nearly swallowed Ids cigarette stump. "After you,' was the next contribution to this remarkable dialogue. "Wouldn't that jar you?" muttered a inotorman, who was standing clanging his bell for all he was worth. The two truckmen continued to mo tion for each other to go ahead. "I insist!" shouted one. "Oh. no? T In sist!" shouted the other. Finally a no- uceman jnTcriereu. ."say, one o yous (lucks git a move on," he commanded This ain't no pink tea." The truck nan coming down Chestnut street con sented to cross the street, and traffic was gradually resumed. Philadelphia Itecord. WE ARE STILL IN THE LEAD ! KICAD THIS: We have purchased the markets of Mr. Clias. Seltzer also all accounts the business without making any change that the customers. Nye and Pullman and shall continue will inconvenience We will not only tell you that we are doinrr n mnnt hc;ce but here arc our pricCs: Good Stewing Reef 5c Tho bust Ulb Roast !)0 Good Reef Roast To and Ho Tho best Pork Roat Do Steaks from So to 12c 3 lUi Poark Steak or Sausage. ii5e Corn Reef and Salt Porl: .7C Our lard that has no equal 7$c Whole Hams ujc Sliced Ham G Hacon, wholo strip p,c Fish and other meats in proportion. You may ask how we can do this. Simply that wo run thesn tw, mai.u. ets with fifty dollars a month les expense and are going to divide with vou wo trust unit wo have established tho reputation of doing an honest business with you and aro handling First Class Meats. PORTER BROS. it A remlRtrnt Poet. Although It. K. Munkittriclc has an enviable reputation as a humorist, vet ho Is not the quickest man in the world to see a Joke when It Is played on himself. Mr. Gibson, one of the ditors of Puck and also a practical joker, arranged for h special Jest to e administered to Mr. Munklttrlck lie had provided a trick telephone which emitted a shower of flour when anybody spoke Into it. hen Mr. Munklttrlck had arrived. was suddenly discovered that the paper had gone to press and that his copy was too lab one chance, Mr. Gibson said, and that was to telephone to the printer and tell him to stop the presses until his matter should be set up and inserted He asked Mr. Munklttrlck to go to tho phone at once. 'I hen the staff sat and held their sides, waiting for the explosion. Final ly Mr. Gibson rushed to the telephone and found his friend deluged In flour, but still persistently calling "Hello! through the phone. lie icu nun nacii ami eareiuiiv ex The Latest Shape. A comfortable and handsome shoe, up-to-date in every way, is the Queen Quality, "Mannish" model. SEE THAT THIS IS BRANDED ON EVERY SHOE. This Famous Twine of SJioes JS-o w i n No Shoos in the United States equals this in rL"CoZ Beauty, Style and Durability. . THE CITY SHOE STORE. E. R. SPENCER Proprietor Not Self Mndf. "I am sorry to disappoint you. young man." said the great railway magnate to the reporter who had called in for the purpose of writing him up, "but I did not begin at the-bottom and work my way up. I iver blacked the boots of the engine wipers and never carried beer for the janitor of the roundhouse. I was kicked through college by my father, Inherited a for tune, which I Invested in railroad shares, and I hold this Job because I have votes enough to control It. It Is too bad, my young friend, but we can't all be seir made men. We would be come tiresome." And he bowed the caller out. Chicago Tribune. A Rejected Fnvor. When tho German emperor was at school at Cassel, he and his brother, Prince Henry, lodged in an old castle near, but in the school the two boys were treated exactly like any other youngsters. On one occasion, it is re lated, a master, knowing that Prince William was backward In Greek and wishing to curry favor with him, told him secretly what the subject of the next day's examination would be. Early next morning the prince went Into the classroom and wrote the In formation on the blackboard In huge letters, not wishing to have any unfair advantage over his schoolfellows. Connninpt Inn. Pulmonary tuberculosis Is not a con tagious, but only a communicable dis ease. The contact per so of the con sumptive Individual does not convey the disease. It Is now well known that It Is mainly the tuberculosis expectora tion, which, when dried and pulverized to dust, constitutes the main danger of Infection. The means to prevent Infec tion from tuberculosis expectoration or saliva expectorating only in proper vessels, spittoons and pocket flasks, proper use of handkerchiefs during coughing, etc. -are now also universal ly taught. It is absolutely demonstrated that a tuberculosis patient. If he takes proper care of his expectoration, does not con stitute any danger to his fellow men. In sanatoria and hospitals exclusively devoted to the care of consumptives it Is of the rarest occurrence for an at tendant to contract the disease, the hygienic precautions being so thor ough. It may indeed be said that In these houses for consumptives one is less liable to contract consumption than outside of them. Dr. S. A. Knopf in Forum. When he linished. Munkittrick calm ly remarked: "Still, I think we ought to let the printer know about the copy; don't you?" Saturday Evening Post. CLOTHING! New Stock. New Styles. For Spring of 1900, Have arrived. Call and The l'liriniiiti Wny. It must be hard for the untraveled ingio-raxon 10 grasp tno idea that a poet can without loss of prestige recite his lines in a public cafe before a mix ed audience. If such doubting souls could, however, be present at one of these noctes ambrosiame, thov would quickly realize that the Latin temper ament can throw a grace and 'childish abandon around an act that would cause an Englishman or an American to appear supremely ridiculous. One's taste or sense of fitness is never shock ed. It seems the most natural thing In tho world to be sitting there with your glass of beer before you while some rislncr poet whose name ten years later may figure among the "Immortal For ty recites lo you his loves and his ambition or brings tears Into your eyes with a description of some humble hero or martyr. Eliot Gregory in Scrib- ner's. want. select see them. Select tho .Suit Karly buyers have the atl vantage of a large stock to Irom. Our Suits aro made liv tho nlil rrdinldr fimi r( Iv'ik .? , j . . v. ill in v 1 J v J l U K.X, Sons, of Rochester, N. Y. Their name and hanger is a guarantee of Style, I'it and Durability. , New Hats, Neckwear and Furnishings. are agents for the BOULKVARI) will be pleased to show you the new to buy or not, at the new 1900 hat. We styles whether you wish BRICKER'S STORES, MIa.in Street. Belding. Wlthont IteKarri to Kipcnne. Tho king assembles the royal archi tects. "P.uild me a temple," he commands, "so costly that no smoker will ever be told he might have owned It had he let tobacco alone!" Ah. this was aiming high indeed! P.ut when was true art ever known to fa!ter?-Iietrolt Journal. t'ncoiiMt I to I Ion nl. "What a wretched daub!" exclaimed the unsophisticated visitor at the art exhibition, turning to speak to a stranger. "Ha, ha!" laughed the stranger. "It Is a pity to violate all the time honored precedents, but 1 really am not the painter of that picture." This Is a cold, Iconoclastic age, and the mortifying, yet Instructive, con tretemps of the olden time is not good form In literature now. Chicago Tribune. Ml Proctor' MUtnke. Miss Mary Proctor, th? astronomer and lecturer, frequently gives her per sonal services toward entertaining poor children and adults. Generally her lectures are well received. Now and then there are exceptions. On one occasion a bright eyed little boy, who sat In the front row with his eyes fixed upon the speaker, was asked how no liked It. I guess." lie said, "it was pretty good, but she ought to talk awout lions and tigers. That's better for everybody." At another lecture a youngster crlt Iclsed her as follows: "It's all very well to talk of weighing and measuring stars. There are some people, of course, Who believe that sort of thing, but If she thinks she can fool us boys with such fairy talcs she's very much mistaken." Hoiicat Coiifeaalon. "Young man." said the careful fa ther, "If I consent to you marrying my daughter will you furnish her the lux uries to which she Is accustomed V" "Well," said the young man, "It is more than likely that I won't be buy ing her as many theater admissions as I have been doing for the past year." IndlanaiHis Press. Cronlnnd' Comparison. Laurence Gronlund. the socialistic writer who ended his days In New York, was a thorough pessimist. One evening, after he had denounced the modern Industrial system In savage terms, a friend remarked: "It Is not so"ad as Russian des potism. Is It?" "Not quite. The former Is the worst possible; the latter the worst conceiv able." Itonmernnccn Not ew. The Australian aborigines nre not the only users of the boomerang, nor were hey the first to use that missile. Tho Egyptians knew all about It. Just as they seem to have known all about ev erything else. At the present day the boomerang is used by some American Indian tribes and by the Dravidian races of the Indian peninsula. The nlsslle used by the last named differs in that It Is -thicker than the usual form and does not return to the throw er. The return of the boomerang Is due to the action of the wind, the shape of the weapon and the manner in which It Is thrown. Niagara iower was used as long ago as 1 "-", when the French erected a sawmill near the site "of the present factory of the Pisburg Reduction company. It was used for the purpose of supplying sawed lumber for Tort Niagara. When a man Is hungry, he doesn't waste much time reading the bill of far". Chicago New. That sour stomach may bo Instantly relieved by Hex Dyspepsia Tablets. Knfflr Creetlnir. "Saku bona" are the first words a stranger learns of the Kntllr vocabu- i:u. 1 ue expression Is trie common form of salutation used by the natives, and Its literal translation Is. "I see you." It Is considered a mark of re spect not to give the greeting" Imme diately, the delay showing the rever ence In which the native holds his Tfsltor.-Phlladelphla Hecord. Tho truth sometimes leaks out even when wo think the barrel is tight. Heqnent. dear. I want to ask before you go off on What Is III Husband My you one favor that long visit. Wife A thousand, my love. It? Husbnnd-Don't try to put the house In order before you leave. Wife It isn't hard work. Husband-Perhaps not, but think of the expense of telegraphing to you ev-. ery time I want to find anything. Col lier's Weekly. FIRB INSURANCE WM. F. 8ANDKLL. She llenrri It. The surplieed choir had done its duty for the evening service, p.ut all durlm mo cnurcn hours there had Keen a pe culiar sound outside as If a child were crying. In reality it was something the matter with the organ. It could be heard distinctly In the auditorium of the church. When the choir sang the recessional and ma relied slowly out of the church Into the dressing rooms, one 01 me young lauies among the so pranos asked tho woman who takes can' of the robes: "Did you hear that awful squeaking out here?" 'ies, Indeed, mum; I could almost understand the words." And nothing more was said on the subject Detroit Tree Press. Look! Look! See our New Line of "PULLEY BELTS", MA DALION BELT BUCKLES, New Style WAIST SET, HAIR BROACHES and BELTS iralore. The new Aieku Girdle and Purse, Dosj Belts in the most Up-to-Date elTects. before have we had such a selection of BUTTONS, STICK PINS and Season Novelties as at tire present. Bracelets and Hearts in a tfreat variety. Call and see our stock Collar Never CUFF Soldier AoEl the llenn. I have noticed," said the old soldier, that there Is one vegetable which the veterans of the civil war religiously avoid. That is the bean. It proved a very staying article, but after we had campaigned on It from Khiloli to Nash ville and from Antietam to the Wilder ness we were ready to cry 'Knough!' I understand it Is used but sparingly in the kitchens of soldiers' homes. It will take another generation to rehabil itate this vegetable In the affection of the American people." New York Mail ami Kxprcss. A So Hull Watchmaker and Engraver. WEEKLY TRIBUNE, For Nearly Sixty Years The Leading National Family Newspaper For Progressive Farmers and Villagers. A (Inentlon of (irnrnmnr. Ain t you got any sense?" asked the i-year-old daughter of the man who doesn't believe in corporal punishment. Why, my dear," said the father re provingly, "aren't you ashamed to talk to papa that way?" "Kxcuse me, papa," she answered. "I meaned to say Isn't you got any sense?" Indianapolis News. An old, stanch, tritd and true friend of the American IVonln. from tfc Atlantic to the l'acilTe, and tho pioneer in every movement calculated to ad vance me interests ami increase the prosnertv of countrv neonlo In Stato in tho Union. every For over half acentury farmers have followed its Instruction In mlaW their crops, and in converting them into cash havo been guiiled by its markel reports' which have been National authoritv. 11 you are interested CnuMl n SI Ik lit Family- J nr. 'Maria, did yon read about that Phil adelphia woman who was cured of her mental troubles by fasting tr, days? I believe such a treatment would cure that unhappy temper of yours." 'ies. It would mal e an anirel of me. Is that what you would like. John 1Mb Ins? '- l-:ehnngo. When VOU cannot Bjiv nnvthlnnp rrnniX of a ierson, keep your mouth shut. In "Scicnco and Mechanics'' that dnnnrt. mnnf. will please and instruct. 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