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NEWS AND CITIZEN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1895.
3 ONCE HAPPY CHINA. A Chinese Scholar In Pari Takes a Gloomy j View of Modern Civilization. "You wish to know," said ho, "the opinion of our philosophers and sages in regard to the effect of the war just ended upon the condition of the Chi nese. Well, I will givo it to you. I put aside all the humiliations of defeat and place myself upon more solid grorad. ' The war has robbed us forever of our tranquillity and our happiness. We vere happy and led simple lives ; but, b bringing to us what you may call the 'benefits of civilization,' tho Japanese will destroy our traditions and our he reditary virtues, confuse our customs and mode of living and make us like thejn eelves, amibtious, restless and eager for conquests. And what will we gain by that? "You fancy that tho Chinese are ig norant, poor and wretched, but you must remember that happiness exist3 in the idea that one forms of it. In other Words, a man is happy when he believes himself happy, when ho confines his de sixes to the few joys which are within hia reach. The peasant who eats his rice at the close of his day's work is satis fied with his fate, provided ho keeps his eyes away from the riches of others and closes his heart against covetousness. The evil sentiments of envy, jealousy and social hatred have never yet pene trated our population. I assure you that you wrong the poor Chinese. They are gentle, mild, good humored, honest, scrupulous, loyal, sympathetic and char itable. "You may have read the account of certain' cruelties and barbarities, but they belong to tho laws of war, which are equally barbarous in all countries. In a condition of peace, when their quie tude is not disturbed, the Chinese are of marvelous benignity, which is only equaled by the gentleness of their wives. I fancy that I know the Parisjm ladies, but I do not hesitate to say that tho Chinese women are superior to them. In the first place, our ladies have little feet. "They are good natured and devoid of all coquetry. They have a deep sen timent of modesty, and their existence passes along without disputes and with out quarrels. Tho woman who makes scenes is unknown in our favored cli mate. Our women are contented with the dresses their lords and masters give them, and thoy never run up bills with lressniakers or modistes. "Moreover, luxuries in China are not costly. A furnished house with all the modern improvements can be rented for CO francs a year. For a few cents a chiy .you can havo the most sumptuous din ners. "The victory of tho mikado means the disappearance of our golden age. Ho has thrown down our walls. Now, the walls of China were symbolical. They shel tered tho country against tho winds from without. I mean those winds that bring -with them pests and civil war. " Kepublique Fraucaise. The Cruel Child and tho Man. Vhat a warfare the wholo life of na ture, isl If Mother Nature be of a truth tind, as we are taught to call her, sure ly she is far from justified of all her children of her human children least of all perhaps. Did not Plato say that "of all wild beasts a boy was tho most savage?" And is it not true? I have a friend who tells 1110 that at his school the boys used to catch black beetles and make them run races tho length of the dormitory. If a beetle showed a remark--ablo turn of speed (it was beautifully simple), they would handicap him by fulling off a leg. It makes one sick to think of it. And this was a natural instinct. Na ture does not regard it tho individual is nothing to her, whatever he bo to na ture's God. A mother rebuked her child a girl, too ; tho instinct is not con fined to a sex for killing flies on the window. "Do you know who made those flies?" "Ess,"-said the lisping little innocent; "God made theni, but he can make plenty more. " That is the "Way that nature seems to look at it. There was meaning in it when the au thor of "Tho Coming Race" made chil dren the executioners and wielders of the fatal "vril" force in his fancied state. It is nothing to them. They are nature's children and inherit from their mother. We will not think tho worse of them, if we can help, though of course we must blame them. We will be con tent to think worse of the grownup children who have come to years of Teason and yet follow instincts of cruel ty which they should have outgrown, say the man who "browns" a covey or fires at a pheasant at 60 yards. Long man's .Magazine. How He Gave tip Cigarette. "Did I ever tell you how I managed to cure myself of the cigarette habit?" sked a cholly the other day. I told him to had never explained tho mystery to me, and that I had spent many sleepless nights in consequence. "Now you are joking," he said, with his neat little lisp, "but really, on the extremely deceased, I have etoppod it entirely, and it was tho easiest thing in the world. I used to smoke from four to five packages a day and sometimes more. One day I made up my mind that I tvould quit. I do not moan that I would quit smoking, but I meant that I would (top buying thorn. I smoked those of my friends. Finally it 'became a bore to toy friends to have me always asking for cigarettes, and they sometimes said they didn't have thorn) Thus my charity smokes gradually became quite seldom. Finally there was iitit a young fello'w -who know me who Would give me a cig arette. By that time I had about got irjd of tho habit. One day I felt like I jtvonld enjoy 0110, and I bought a pack age before I thought, lit one, and it ac tually tasted so badly that I" threw it arid the package away. Since then I have never smoked. I do not use tobacco in any form. You may give this recipe td yonr friends if you desire. It cured me and did the job quickly and effecUive ly. "Louisville Comnrercjal. PERSONAL BEAUTIFICATION. Some Curlons Information on the Sahject From a famous Doctor. A correspondent lias been interview ing Dr. Robert Fischer of Vienna, who is well known as an expert in all that pertains to cosmetics, and has obtained from him somo curious information. "When is your regular season, doc tor?" tho correspondent asked. "Well, you see, I havo a twofold sea sonthe social and the individual The former is the ball and party season. The latter depends upon the betrothal or mar riage of individuals, and may coincide with any period of the year. ' ' "Marriage?" tho correspondent asked in surprise. "Quite so marriago. Numbers of mothers put their daughters through a whole course of beautiflcation previous to launching them out in that sea of trouble. That's tho timo when the most elaborate preparations of tho human frame aro ordered and undertaken. I have a great deal more to do then than for tho most fashionable balls of the year. " Dr. Fischer went ou to say: "lam asked perhaps to remove tho rubicund tint from tho tip of a Grecian noso where no amount of exuberant fancy will explain its pressnco as tho result of a modest habit of blushing. I perform tho operation without pain or difficulty, insisting upon a term of eight days, but then I do it thoroughly and once for all, and never again will the noso blush un less the rest of the face first gives tho example. "Another time an islet of hairs on tho face, an inconvenient tuft ou the chin, cheek cr ueek, or else an imperti nent mustache (which outweighs a good half of tho fair one's dowry, and some times the whole round sum) has to bo banished. We often havo long engage ments in Austria, with no breach of promiso law to guarantee them, and during all that time a girl ought to bo growing better looking. "The one tasto which may be said to be universal in Vienna is a liking for blond hair. It would seem to bo innate, like mischief and coquetry. Viouueso hair dyes are therefore mostly des tined to impart a rich golden color to the flowing tresses that are usually brown or black. Have I thus metamor phosed many dark beauties into blonds? Countless bevies of them. And they have not a spark of practical gratitude either ; not a single one of them would ever recommend mo to another as a friend who has been tried and not found Wanting. But that perhaps is human na ture. "Look at that innocent looking white object, just liko a waxlight, " said Dr. Fischer. "Could you gucsa what that is for? No? Well, I'll tell you. It is a tear pump." "A what?", our correspondent asked, with a gasp. "A tear pump. You seem overcome. Perhaps I have given it too drastio a name. Yea, people prow rapidly nerv ous in Vienna. Well, this innocent im plement ia u:;cd for the purpose of irri tating tho lachrymal glands and produc ing tears probubly on days of mourn ing and such liko occasions. " A Couple cf Coincidences. Some little timo cgcJl heard of an oc currence that took placo at Broadway and Chambers street on a cablo car, and incidentally it was stated that no one saw it because there was no otlier vehicle on the block. As this was in tho middle of the afternoon it seemed incrcdiblo till I tested it personally. Twice I have seen that very condition of things right there, once on tho block below Cham bers and once on the block above, and again on tho heavily traveled block be tween John and Fulton, and yesterday morning at 10 o'clock there was a simi lar vacuum of vehicles on tho block be tween Cortlandt and Liberty. Below and above, Broadway was full enough of wagons going both. ways. It reminded me of tho passageway for tho Israelites through the Red Bea. New York is full of such things if only ono happens or is idle enough to observo them. On a priori reasoning, or principles of average, the odds apparently woukj be millions to ono against such an event. Yet I have seen it four times within a short period. Some might say here that tho man who looks for such things is the only man who finds them. Let me set against this another experience of mine to the contrary. For something over six years I have looked at tho number of every railway car I passed, trying to hit ono whose number was an eyen thousand. have never hit it yet Once, on the Le high Valley road, I thought I had, spied a row of brand pew coal cars just out of tho 6hop on a switch. The num bers began at 1980 and ran up in regular order, and I fairly trembled with the iov of fruition that only a cfank knows. There wore just 20 of them, and the lust number was 1999 1 Tho most aggravating circumstance of all was that a friend of mino to whom I told my quest in 1892 on my way to tho City of Mexico came galloping through the train inside of an hour to tell mo he had Just seen an even thou sand car as we pulled out of San Luis Potosi, and I was looking out on th other side of the train! I have never for given that fellow to this day. New York Sun. A I'hlan Deserter's Adventures. At iho time of the Franco-Gerniaa war a Uhlan, belonging to the Fourth Uhlan regiment deserted. Ho was an proliended recently in Alsace and taken to his regiment The Uhlau has been tried by tourt niartial at Thorn for do sorting . the colors and senteiicod to five years' incarceration in a fortress. Ho has been Sent to Spaudau to undergo the sontence. This Uhlan deserter made off at tho timo of the siege of Paris, tied to China and entered the Chinese army, in which he served for 14 years. Toit years after that ho returned to Germany and obtained a situation as overseer in a manufactory in Alsacs, wbJh he re taincd up to tho time ho was arrested a a deserter. Loudon News. IN DESPAIR. A TEN riCTUEE. ' Many 'Women WllURecognlze If. ' arrciAL to oca ladt seabehs. "Oh, I am so nervous! No one ever suffered as I do! There isn't a well inch in my whole body! I honestly think my lungs are diseased, my chest pains me so; but I've no cough. I'm So weak at my stomach, and have in digestion horribly. Then I have palpita tion, and my heart hurts me. How I am losing flesh! and this headache near ly kills me; and the backache Heavens ! I had hysterics yesterday. There is a weight in the lower part of my bowels, bearing down all the time; and there are pains in my groins and thighs. I can't sleep, walk, or sit. I'm diseased all over. The doctor? Oh! ho tells me to keep quiet. Such mockery! Inflammatory and ulcerative conditions at the neck of the womb can produce all the above symptoms in the same person. In fact, there is hardly a part of the body that can escape those sympathetic pains and aches. No woman should allow herself to reach such a perfection of misery when there is positively no need of it. Lvdia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound acts promptly and thoroughly in such cases; strengthens the muscles 01 the womb, heals all inflammation, and restores that unruly organ to its normal condition. Druggists ate selling carloads of it. Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass., will gladly and freely answer all letters asking for advice. Mrs. E. Bishop, 787 Halsey Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., suffered all the above described horrors. JNow sue is wen. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound cured her. Write her about it. ImaCalf Who would suppose r. first-class pair of shoes for men "could bo bought for $ j. 00? Yet here U tho bargain ! Lewis' Ima Calf Shoes aro wonderful sellers because of real merit. Whcro is tho merit ? Right here Goli.l leather, elegant style, Goodyear sewed, artistic workmanship. Every pair has Lewis' Cork Filled Sole, which ' renders them impervioiw to wet and cold. High grade in everything save price. That's cheap. Talk with your dealer who sells these "sellers." M. A. STONE & CO. -Morrlsville Building Advantages In Burlington ARE GOOD, especially the ad vantage for Interior Furnishings offered by GEO. A. HALL. The Advantages He Offers AKE OBVIOUS : First, a mam moth stock to select from. This of course leads, secondly, to low prices, as he buys ia large quan tities and buys cheaper than other dealers, and customers re ceive the benefit. Thirdly, the quality of goods he carries is the highest nothing cheap excepting the price. Don't buy furniture until you examine bis stock. BALL'S BLOCK, Opposite Rink Building, College Street, Burlington, Yt. Institute! AT WOLCOTT, VT. All optical work POSITIVELY GUAR ANTEED. Test shall be the professional opinion of any regular oculist and those who have work done. Rooms arranged for examination of Eyes. Appliances for testing:, the most modern. The latest styles in Eye Glasses, Spectacles, Lenses. The beet goods man ufactured in every particular. Prices reasonable. The usual office hours every duy. Dr. T. P. Hubbell, Propr. Woleott, - Vermont. COPYRIGHTS. CAW I OTITATN A PATENT f For rrnimit answor ana an noneat opinion, wrlta to M I) N N & CO., who have hud nearly 11 ft j years' experience In the patent business. Couimunlca. tlou strictly confidential. A Handbook of In formation concerning l'n tenia and bow to ot tnln them dent free. Alsa a catalogue el median teal and iclentlflo bonks sent free. Patent! taken tlirouicn Munn s CO. recelra special notice In the Hrtrotilic American, and thus are brotiKht widely before the putlo with out oort to the Inventor. This eplendld paper, limned weekly, elegantly Illustrated, ba by far tba lamest circulation of any soientltlo work la tba world. w4 a year. Humple conies sent free. Building KdUlun, monthly, ll.'iOa year. BMifrls Conies, 'lit oents. Kvery nuinlittr contains beau tiful plates. In colors, and photntiranhs of new houses, with plans, enabling builders to show Uia latent designs and secure contracts. Address MUMN & W, MkW Youk, iivl BuoAUWAT. 1 A Shoes r55v0ptical The rioans of Rowdyism. I have jnst been wading through sev eral primed collections of mnsio hall songs and End it impossible to convey, without pages cf qnotation, any ade quate idea of tho rank imbecility that characterizes them, almost without ex ception. It would perhaps bo unfair to dwell on their metrical deficiencies. There seems to bo no reason why verses for mruio should not bo written in meter. But tho rhymers may retort that there is no reason why they should. What is most striking is the utter pov erty and monotony of their topics, the sordidness cf their view of life, tho baseness of their ideals, tho insincerity of their enthusiasm, the total absence of healthy passion or indignation and even of genuine, unforced gayety or sentiment. The humor is that of tho mock valentine, their pathos that of tho pavement artist. They pass from praises of debauchery and pagans of rowdyism to grimy cari catures of the sordidness of lower mid dle class life, inapt jocosities on lovo and marriago, birth and death and pat ently insincere criticisms on publio events. Their philosophy is a mean and shallow kuowingness, their patriotism is cheap and empty bluster. The worship of the ugly, which leads the most popu lar comedians" to assume a red noso when they havo it not and trick them selves out, with neither rhyme nor rea son, in garments many sizes too large for them, inspires the ltcratureof themusio ball no less than its physical presenta tions. Contemporary Review. The Stairs an Afterthought. The old Btorv about building a ImriKa and forgetting tho staircase, which has probably been worked off at the exnenso of every young architect who has been Dorn since staircases were invented, was actually realized in the ease of Mraitnrm House, which tho late dowager Duchess oi tiuccleuch made famous by her en tertainments. When the house was near ly finished, :t was discovered that no means of reach in ar the nrmer floors hnd been provided, and the grand staircase which had to be added considerably marred the arrangements of the man sion. London Figaro. A Sure Way. Father I'm cettinar tired of havins that young Roller coming here and want it stopped. Daughter I'm sure, father, I do all can to discourage his visits. Father Nonsense. I hnvnn'r. hfiarrl yon sing to him once. Philadelphia Times. Wool From Wood. The latest wonder among the textiles is a fabric woven from the fibers of wood which has been put through a special chemical process. This important method of treating wood fiber, render ing it equal to wool or cotton for all practical purposes, is of German origin, nd is known as tho Alesterlich proc (M of chemically Jreating wood pulp." Two Lives Saved. Mrs. Thoebe Thomas of Junction City, 111., was told by her doctor she had Consumption and that there was no hopes for her. but two bottles of Dr, King s Aew Discovery completely cured her and 6he says it saved her lite. Mr. Thomas Lcjiers, lau Mor ida St.. San Fransisco, suffered from a terrible cold, approaching Consump tion, tried without result everything else, then bought one bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery and in two weeks was cured. lie is naturally thanklnl. It is such results, of which these are samples, that prove the wonderful efficacy of this medicine in Coughs and Colds. Free trial bottles at II. J. Dwinell's drug store. Reg ular size 50 cents and $1.00. Couldn't Name tho Flower. How wo walk through the world, blind to the commonest things, was il lustrated the other day at a summer boarding house. A bunch of delicato white flowers was in a little vase on tho table, mixed with somo wisps of droop ing grain pods. Somebody wondered idly what made up tho bouquet. It was finally decided, though not without question, that the grain was rye, but tho blossoms no one recognized. VV hen everybody had admitted that it was a epecies of wild flower that she and he had never come across, their gatherer was called, and the company, with chagrin and humiliation, received the word that they were potato blossoms. New York Timed. When Baby was sUk, we gave her Castorta. When she was a Child, alio cried for Castorla. When she becamo Miss, she clung to Castorla. When sb o hart CbU lren, she save them Caatcria. St.J.&L.C.R.RaTimeTable. oiMttew-7 I M'vllle i ooao--..-i f Tassengr S kSSSgjkSS" E Acomd'n y OClMNlsw-OCDaO9Dsak.0 Wftf S8588k5ikki;Sii8! Freight. y 00 -4 -4 -4-) OiO OS OiOlW wl kk ?J? i.? s ass." EiPre,g rest. 9 9 9 I agtBaoSwo-aatS-o-w S S3 1 ?lWst.sOtOi.Ol0 9i 99 9iy Malt. o -r Express. Way Freight. Passengr AcomrVn M'ville Mixed. , a o 7 I 444e0De i era .Kir vri vm 1 oiir.HPCT r.nAnp ONESTLY MADE For beauty, strength, running qualities, no other Buy a Victor and know OVERMAN WHEEL CO. Makers of Victor Bicycles and Athletic Goods. BOSTON. NEW DETROIT. PACIFIC COAST. SAN FRANCISCO. LOS ANGELES. PORTLAND. Lang Sc Campbell, Agts., IVIorriaville. Fresh From YELLOW SNUFF, SALT BEAD PRICES. GROCERIES these prices for a short timo only 3 cans solid canned Corn 25c, 3 can Trophy Tomatoes 25c, canned lirook Trout lie, canned Salmon 15c 2 for 2."c, 5 lbs. liaising 25c, KM) Crackers 2ic, 1 gal Baldwin Apple 30c, 75-ccnt black Tea COc, full cream CheeEe 12c. SODA, fruit flavors, all kinds and refreshing. Fourth of July Hoe-Dees-Firecrackers, Torpedoes, Flags, Japanese Lanterns, &c. TRUNKS and VALISES 75 Trunks, all kinds and prices', 100 Grips and Telescope Bags. CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS and UNDERWEAR Largest line and lowest prices ever Itt Woleott, Vermont. Come and see. STOVES Who wants one for cath or easy-time payment. Oil Stoves all sizes. . TUBS and CRATES 10-pound Tubs 10c, squaro Crates all tiECs 1c a pound. Can nse all money now due on accounts to pay my bills. Please settle and look f miling, C. E. HASKELL, Woleott, Vt. New Yorh Weekly Tribune HeWS and Oiiz&r cdinte: year, One Dollar and Fifty Cents ! J6"-Adclress all orders to the News and Citizen. H. N. GRAY, at Cambridge, : : : Offers you your pick from the LARGEST AND BEST ASSORTED STOCK OP GENERAL MERCHANDISE- IX LAMOILLE COUNTY. I nuarantee my prices as low or lower than any mau in or out of town. I cheerfully meet all competition and cut prices to the heart every time witharazor-hlade knife. Do not forget this, I mean iiuhiness and shall dhive the knife to all CUT prk'Eh. I quote you a few prices : Uest solid cast ateel Shovels 50c, a No. 1 Shovel 35c, long or short handles. HAYINB I It will soon be haying season. Do not forget that my assortment of Scythes Snaths, rakes and every kind o boy tools are at low prices. A No 1 Scythe at 40a Don't buy until you look my stock over. Better look over that old mowing ma chine, hay rake or tedder and see what repairs are needed and place your orders with me. I furnish any part of any machine made on short notice, and carry in stock sections, rivets, guards, pitman rods, and all the Reneral repairs called for of nil machines and rakes. Buy our special mowing machine oil, it is the best made. BOOTS AND SHOES t 1 wish to call your attention to my very large assortment of gent's, boy's and youth's everyday Shoes. My stock never before was so large. Notwithstanding the market has advanced 25 per cent. I have cut nearly all prices and advanced none. 8ee my f 2.00 whole calf Shoe, Reduced to $1.50. See my f 1.50 biioa Reduced to f 1.00. Come before they are gone. My stock of nice dress shoes is full and complete. See my stock of Overalls and Fhockh, all kinds and sizes, and 23 per cent, loweb than you abb buying elsewhere. Call and see them. A Nice Tea fo 25c, a BO-cent Tea for 40c, best Old Government Java Coffee 30c, Six lbs. nice Raisins 25c, nice Rice 8c, Oat Meal, Rolled Oats and Rolled Wheat 5c, Graham (nicest c. best Georgia Codfish (big fat onps) 7c, best large Salmon 10c. All kinds of Canned Goods at lowest prices. A nice Tlud Tobacco for 25c, try it. I show you a fine assort ment of Pocket Knives, Shears, Razors, Strops, Brushes and Table Cutlery larger variety and prices to suit all. Extension Window Screens, to fit all Blzes of windows, 85 to 45c. See our Screen doors, all complete, cheaper than you can make them. All sizes Wire Screen Cloth, 10 to 25c per yard. Babd Wire 2Vjc per lb. PAINTS, ready mixed for Inside or outside work, floors, metal roofo, etc., at prices to meet your vlra. Our Sherwin-Williams' Paints are the BEST MADE. Ld, pnre, in kegs 1 lb. to 100 lbs. cheaper than you can buy in town. Best Linseed Oil at bottom prices, Paint Brushes, a large assortment, in prices from 10c to 3. See our 85c brush it is sama as some sell for 50c. I sell you best quality. I sell you all sizes of Butter Tubs at jour own prices. 200 lb. sacks Salt, 75c; Wor cester 50 lb. at 05c. My Stock Is full In Bran, Meal, Feed, Cottonseed Meal, MMdltoir and all kinds of Mill Focd. City Pastry Flour. t.BO; Ilawes' Best Flour, f 4.50; Gold Medal, fo.00; Pills bury's Best, 5.00; Tidal Wavs, 5. I guarantee all prices against all competition. I buy anything you want to sell. Cash paid for Hides, 8ugar and i arm Troduce. II. N. GRAY- lightness, durability and easy bicycle can equal the Victor. you have the best. YORK. CHICAGO. DENVER. Goosegreen, PORK and BOXING GLOVES. AND FRI I 111 11 ! I Uisl ' I I I vl,"l I.I III! I S ,s