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1 the Times I I ft Impossible to buy nu off If he ia on the square. SU11 It might be well to suggest that Nicholas may have a little money put away In a stocking. A lobster trust baa been rganiaed. Bet the Florodora girls are among the heavy stockholders. Civilised humanity la coming rapid ly to the conTlctlon that Gen. Sher man understated the case. When two persons tackle a duet It looks as if they ought to sing It In half the time one could but they can't The vermiform appendix has been found to be useful. But the discovery comes too late for the expendUed gen eration. It a young man lets a girl nave her own way during the courtship he will And It difficult to break her of the habit after marriage. According to a girl essayist In a Philadelphia school, "Boys wear out everything but soap." She must have had some brothers, else sue could not have een so familiar with her sub ject. "Dr." Osier," remarks the Charles ton News and Courier, "has sged rap Idly In the last few days." Dr. Osier may not be as young and handsome as he was, but he knows more than he did. A Berlin physician ssys no girl un der 10 should practice dally on . the piano, and that no girl over 16 should devote more than two hours a day to such practice. Papers everywhere please copy. "In the streets of St. Petersburg every third person wears crepe," says the Associated Press correspondent. And all because of their ruler's desire for more of a frozen land on the other side of the world. To write the first draft on a slate, that erasures might easily be made, to copy In pencil on soft paper, and make more changes, and. finally after many days and alterations to arrive at neat and flawless manuscript this was the painstaking method of the late Gen. Lew Wallace. But "Ben Eur" was worth the trouble. A writer in one of the magazines says: "Children already born may walk dry shod from the mainland of the New York reservation to Goat Isl and across the present bed of the Ni agara river." There seems to be no reason to doubt that this country will in the not far distant future have the ruins of what was once the greatest cataract in the world. Paraguay would seem to present the smallest chance for woman's rights progress to be found on the earth. In that country there are seven women to one man. Consequently the men are petted and taken the greatest care of. Everything that is unpleasant or risky Is done by the women. The streets are cleaned, ships loaded and the oxen driven by them and they even go to war as substitutes for the men. It Is only an application of the law of sup ply and demand and some lazy men will probably think it a beneficent one, The stomach proper has ceased to be a serious problem to the surgeon. He can invade and explore It with 1m punity. He can even. If circumstances demand, relieve the owner of it en tlrely, and so arrange the loose ends that the functions of nutrition are sue eessfully maintained. To be sure, the patient can never thereafter derive much pleasure from his meals; he must restrict himself to a rigid diet, but for all the other affairs oft life be may be as competent as before. There are to day several stomachless men who are earning their daily predlgested ration In occupations varying from clerk to expressman. Experiments with automobiles, mo tor boats and flying machines will flourish in summer time; but since any winter is liable to "tie up" any vehicle, perhaps we should employ a part of the open season in planning roads over which it is possible always to travel. We pride ourselves, and wjth reason, on our systems of transportation. Yet an ordinary blizzard stops trains, wrecks ships, leaves travelers strand A anywhere short of the places to which they wish to go. Street cars become as powerless as the rest Onfy In cities which, like New York and Boston, are provided with subways, ean local lines of communication le kept open. The underground routes are the only ones that never fall us, Subways under tne sea may appear more desirable than feasible, but tunnel across the English Channel seems a antsller undertaking than It would hsve been twenty years ago, and a hundred years beuce projects for tending trains beneath the own may not Ih laughed to scorn. Although it Is now Impossible to do away with the discomfort and danger attending sea voyages In winter, money and annoyance may be saved by methodi cal burrowing on land. In large cities tunnels might extend from "the railroad stations to the manufacturing and wholesale districts, and shipments might pass between shops ami cart without getting In the way of persons who have no Interest In them. To fill busy streets with drajs and, crowded sidewalks with packing boxes, as at present. Is to make a senseless misuse of common conveniences. Chicago al ready has a freighting subway that will relieve much of the street conges tion. As to building hval subways for pasenger transportation. New York and other cities that have passed the half-million mark In population nel little prompting. But It Is conceivable that subways will yet be carried Tar beyond the limits of ono city, and the railway company that tunnels some cold snd tempestuous region will be safe In announcing itself as "the popu- lsr winter route." Rubbish of all kluds Is being written about the awful strain of modem life and Its disastrous effects upon those who are forced to dwell within the lim its of a busy civilization, instead of fly ing to a lodge In some vast wilderness. In fact there has been so much said by one person and another about the degeneracy that Is certain to follow life lived in the thick of things that any number of men and women are begin ning to feel aorry for themselves. Keel ing sorry for yourself, it Is worth while saying, can Invest more time and sympathy with less profit than any other occupation a man can take up. If a man drinks cocktails before each meal, highballs between meals, tea and coffee at regular Intervals, smokes nu merous strong cigars, eats too much. Is out In the open air not at all. and ends his day with a bottle of wine and a midnight supper, something disagree able Is coming to him If he will only keep It up long enough. But he need not lay the result of his own glut tony and abnse of alcohol and tobacco and other habits of the sort to civiliza tion or to the swful strain of life In the twentieth century. The proof of It lies in a decreasing death rate all over America and Europe. A really degen erate race begins to die out it does not go on living longer and longer. It may be true that there are more men and women In rest cures than there used to be but as there used to be no rest enres for them to go to, It Is rea sonably clear that there are lives be ing saved now that had to be given up heretofore. It is also said that there are more Insane persons than for merly. Insane persons used to die in a comparatively short time, and com paratively few of them were ever re stored to health and usefulness. Many more used to die before Insanity showed Itself who are now preserved. Statistics of that kind are generally misleading, since they take only one aspect of the case Into account Men who do not eat and drink to excess, who make play a part of their work and who stick to life In the open when ever they get a chance, need not worry about stress and strain In modern or any other life. Splicing Twioe. It has been said that Henry Clay achieved success so easily that he quite misunderstood others and over estimated himself. But he was eager to learn the best way to do whatever he had to do. In "The True Henry Clay," the author gives an instance of this: At fourteen Henry became clerk In a store In Richmond, whither the fam ily had removed. Stories are told of his willingness to do his duty, al though the work was distasteful to him. Once he was reproved by the store keeper for wasting too much twine. Thereafter he saved every scrap he could get and tied the pieces together. Again it was explained that using this sort of twine might be offensive to cus tomers, as it made the packages look untidy by reason of so many knots. Bo be consulted with a sailor at Rich mond, who showed him how to splice strings, wjtb a smooth Joint From that time he spent his leisure hours making short pieces of twine of the same size into a continuous cord, When his employer discovered this he was so much pleased that he had all twine saved, and turnad the task of splicing It over to young Henry, with the result that the young man's enthu slasm rapidly abated. Russia's St. Andrew Cross. Russia's Cross of St Andrew has a remarkable peculiarity attaching to It All who are decorated with it have the right once to demand a pardon for a Russian subject condemned to death. When a girl tells her steady she Is willing to give him everything she has in the world, he should remember all she is likely to have Is a lot of unde sirable kin. TELEPATHY AM0N8 INSECTS, Able to Comanntcat with On Another at Ureal instance. Not only the unworthy sluggard might observe the aut and other In sect and profit thereby. Science each day adds to the wonders which these little creatures are capable of and puts human creatures to shame. This time It Is a sixth sense which a noted scleutlst has discovered many Insects to be fortunate enough to pos sess, says the New York World. At least they are able to communicate with one another at great distances. This professor had two allantbuS trees In his yard, and these suggested the Idea to biiu of obtaining from Japan some eggs of the aiiauthua silk worm, lie got a few. hatched ths lar vae and watched anxiously for the ap pearance of the first moths from the cocoons. lie put one of the moths In a wicker cage and hung It ou one of the allunthua trees. This was a fe male moth. On the same evening he took a male moth to a cemetery t mile and a half away and let him loose, having previously marked him by ty ing a silken cord about hla abdomen 10 as to be able to Identify htm. The Idea was to find out If the two moths would come togetuer for the purpose of mating, these two being the only ones of their species within a dis tance of hundreds of miles. This power of locating eacu other had been pre viously observed lu these Insects. In the morning two moths were found to be lu the same cage, the female having been able to attract her mate. Comparatively little Is known about the ordinary senses of Insects. Most of them see well, the eyes of many be ing far more elaborate than those of the human being. The eyes of com mon bouse flies and dragon flies sre believed to be better fitted than the human eye for observing objects In motion, though these creatures are short-sighted. That Insects have the sense of taste canuot be doubted when it Is observed how nice they are in their selection of foods. That they bare snielf is a matter of common ob servation. Most Insects are deaf to sounds which are heard by human be ings. At the same time there Is no doubt that they make and hear sounds which are entirely out of our range of bearing. Certain senses In Insects appear to be beyond comprehension. The neuters among ants, known as the "termites," sre blind, and yet they will reduce t beam of wood In their burrowlngs wlthont once gnawing to ths surface. An analogy Is found among animals. A bat In a lighted room, though blind ed as to sight, will fly In all directions with great swiftness and with Infalli ble certainty of avoiding concussion or contact with any object It seems to be able to feel at a distance. WHY HE WOULDN'T BE A JUDQE. Rhode Island Philosopher Sure Krmlna and Pin Pool Wouldn't Mix. "I was reading In the paper one morning this week that Judges are overworked here in the East and I guess that's true," said a prominent lawyer who was watching atrocious billiards in a club last Monday after noon, according to the Providence Journal. "This article to which I'm referring explained that the duties of a Judge were more exacting, If any thing, than those of a physician. He has to be on time when court's In ses sion, the soul of punctuality, whatever the soul of punctuality may be. Oth erwlse he couldn't consistently reprove Jurymen who miss trains or are de tained by croupy children. Then, again, the Judge can't get out at noon or night until he adjourns himself, and he frequently forgets to adjourn himself in decent season. Besides, he must take papers home with him and study exceptions and bear arguments on the outside, so that on the whole I'm glad I'm a plain attorney." "Now, we understand," Interrupted a listener, "why you refused a Judge ship a while ago. You're lazy and fond of those office hours of yours that stretch from 11:30 to 4, with a long luncheon In the middle of them." "No, you don't understand," contln ued the lawyer. "That Isn't it at all I declined that appointment for an other reason; It's what I call the Ju dicial dignity reason. Here In this section of the country the moment a member of uie bar ascends to the bench he feels it Incumbent on him to invest himself with a distant air. No matter how good a fellow he may be naturally, he's convinced that the pro prieties of the profession demand that be shall hold his friends and acquaint ances at arm's length. He's civil and courteous enough, of course, but he doesn't mix In. That's the whole story in my case. I thought it over and said to myself: "How'd you look as a Judge playing pin pool Saturday and breaking your cue on the floor to rattle your opponents? No,' said I, 'I'm too young. Tin pool and the things that go with It for mine. Let somebody else wear the ermine.' " He Was Heal Knde. Wife (during the spat) You'll be sorry some day when I am In the silent tomb. Husband Well, it won't be your fault If it Is silent my dear. ICROFULA The tainted blood of ancestors lavs upon the shoulder of innocent off. eprfngr tuuold suffering- by ItrananiiUing to thetu, through the blood, that blightlnj disease, Scrofula; for in ucaily every instance the disease can bo traced to some family blood trouble, or blood-kiu numlufte which is contrary to the laws of nature. Swelling, ulcerating c1""4 of the neck, catarrh, skin eruptions, white swell- -j ; tn ooIy it months ht, and iwt4 ingr. nip disease and other ,pijiy over her bo.lv; The disease nest attacked deformities, with a waiting the eyes and we feared the would lose her tight of the natural strength snd it was thcu that we decided to try & & & That vitality, are some of the ways medicine at once made a speedy snd complete this miserable disease man- cure. She U now a young lady, and has never ifesta itself. The poison iKnt0fui5f!1,dn:t"r: n transmitted through the '5 S. jth M. Mint, Ksn. Mrs. R. Btti.iv. blood pollutes snd weakens that health-sustaining fluid snd in place of it nutritive qualities fills the circulation with scrofulous matter and tubercular deposits, often resulting In consumption. A di.-sca.te which has been in ths family blood for generations, perhaps, or at least since the birth of the suf- I ! .1 , ...-.. e o a. Sicirr, rctjuirca coiutwiuuuuui uniuuvi'v, u. o. is the remedy best f.ttcd for this. It cleanses tbo blood of all scrofulous and tuberculous poisons, makes it rich and pure and under the tonic effects of this rrrat blood medicine the jrcneral health im proves, the symptoms all pass away, there is a sure return to health, the dis ease is cured permanently while posterity is protected. Hook on the blood And toy advice wished, furnished by our physicians, without charge. Tli SYIfT CFLCtnO CO., ATIAXTA CJU Im Light Distress. A new term was heard the other day. An old lady and her two daugh ters cams into a millinery store. Ths young womeu wore mourning hats. Tha old woman said to the clerks: I want a mourning hat, for I am In mourning. But my datter here," Indi cating, "Is a wldder of two years standing, and ths in light distress. Give her a hat with blue feathers on If Chicago News. Grateful Change. Clara Did you bars plea.nnt watW at tb springs this summer? Dura No. II wiu but, dreadfully so. "Really uncomfortable, was It J" "Awfully. Why, ths weather was o warui that whtu a umu with a cool mill ion proponvd te ui 1 scu'i'tiM blm at sue, Kqaalto Leap Tsar. Slowboy was wesrlug a gaudy tie for which he bad recently given up 48 cents to real mouey. "What kind of a tie do you admire most?" he asked of his fair compan ion In tb parlor scene. "Why, er tee! heel -the marriage tie," she giggled. And the next day Slowboy hunted up a minister and contracted with hliu to make one. CUBAN MINISTER TO THE U. S. Recommends Pe-ru-na. 3 ' ft I , f-' 4 ' lis, I --v..v.-...-.---.-.-:;r.v.-.-r:-3L.,i J-, V Senor Quesada, Cuban Minister to the United States. Senor Quesada, Cuban Minister to the United States, Is an orator born, la an article in The Outlook for July, 181)9, by (ieorge Kennan, who heard Quesada speak at the Estcban Theatre, Matanzas, Cuba, he said: "I have seen many audiences under the spell of eloquent speech and in the grip of strong emotional exitement, but I have rarely witnessed such a scene as at the close of Quesada't eulogy upon the dead patriot, Marti. In a letter to The Pcruna Medicine company, written from Washington, D. C, Sonor Quesada says: ' "Pcruna I can recommend as b very good medicine. It is an excellent strengthening tonic, and it is also an ef ficacious cure for the almost universal complaint of ca-tarrh."--Gonzalo De Quesada. , Congressman J. II. Bankhead, of Ala bama, one of the most influential mem bers of the Houes ,ol Representatives, in a letter written from Wanhington, D. C, gives his endorsement to the great catarrh remedy, Pcruna, in the following words: "Your Peruna b one of the best medi cines I ever tried, and no family should be without your remarkable remedy. As a tonic and catarrh cure I know of nothing better." J. H. Bankhead. There is but a single medciine which Hrnf-ntaof I'r.iprr Itreathtnav The liablt of slow, measured, deep breathing that covers the entire lung surf see Is of oir value and Import ance than you will ever believe until you have tried It and when you bare established the habit or breathing In this manner you w ill say tome remark able things In lis favor. It will reach all poluts of your physical sytteiu. All the benefits that occur from a healthy condition f the blood will In a greater or less decree bo yours, for the manner and completeness with which the In spired air conies lu contact with the blood In the Iuiiks are of the utmost Importance to every vital process. Christian Work and Evangelist Aut'st-ptio Telephone, The French telephone service hat Jut accorded to the public one of those little amenities of civilization which might with obvious advantage, be ex tended throughout the world. In every public olllce there will henceforward be hung with a white linen handker chief, treated with a chemical solution, with which every person can cleanse and disinfect the plate or tube before using It. If he will only do so also af ter breathing Into It himself for sev ernl minutes, so much the better. These handkerchief are renewed dally. is a radical specific for catarrh. It is Peruna, which has stood a half century test and cured thousands of cases. If you do not derive prompt and sat isfactory results from the use of Peru-, na, write at once to Dr. Hartman, giv-' ing a full statement of your case, and he will be pleased to give you his val uable advice gratis. Address Dr. Hartman, President of The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, 0. All correspondence held strictly etafl dential, .