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SOMEWHAT STRANGE. ACCIDENTS ANO INCIDRNI'S OK KVKKYDAY MKK. Vueer Knot* nntl Thrllltnz Adven- tures which Show That Truth Is M ranger I'll mi Kiel ion. Lieutenant Boyi.f; T. Somervu.i e, of the Kniflisti Nuvy. recently returned from the Hebrides Islands, tells tTie fol- lowing interesting tale regarding the work of professional native rainmaker: Towards the end of the year, just after yam planting, there ratne an unusual of drought, so that an inland in the island of Ambrym went to its rainmaker and demanded bia imme- diate attention thereto. He at once set to work to weave a sort of hurdle of the branches and leaves of a tree famed for its rain-producing qualities, which, being finished, was placed, with proper incan- tations, at the bottom of what should hnve been a water-hole in the now parched bed of the mountain torrent. There it was then held in place with stones. Down came the rain, nor did it cense foi forty-eight hours, by which time it had become too much of a good thing. Soon the rain producing hurdle was quite ten fret under water in the teething torrent, und the people, much to their dismay, saw that their ynms and the surrounding earth were beginning to wash away down 'lie hillsides. The lieutenant continues: \Now mark what comes of fooling with the elements! No i/ian of the hill country wall able to dive to the bottom of the water-hole to pull up the hurdle with i'.s weight of stones, so the merciless rain still held on. At last the shore natives, accustomed, to swimming and diving, heard what the matter was, and some of them coming to the assistance, the coin puller of the elements was recovered from its watery bed and?the rain stopped.\ It is such a coincidence as this, happening per- haps once in a decade, which causes this people, now thoroughly Christianized, to refuse to give up their rain doctors, although all other outward forms of rank superstition appear to be freely aban- doned. There lately called upon Prof. Cursor Lombroso, of the University of Turin, a well-dressed, pleasant-mannered young man, who represented that his wife was the victim of an extreme case of klepto- mania, public shops, privatehouses ?her own bouse even ?being open fields to her in which to lay hands on the belong- ings of others. Previous medical treat- ment had failed; the aid of the great doctor was solicited. By appointment the patient, a beautiful and engagingly frank young woman, was brought to Lombroso's office the next day But while consultation was in progress be- tween the distressed husband and the Doctor they detected the fair patient ap- propriating a gold statuette and a photo- graph framed in brilliants; and finally, in the act of bidding the Doctor good day, she adroitly relieved him of a valu- able scarf pin. In an aside the dis- tressed husband said: \You see for yourself how possessed she is with the thieving instinct. I will bring you back all the missing articles to-morrow at any hour you may appoint, when you will kindly give me your opinion of the case and advise me what to do.\ The failure of the heartbroken man to appear with the valuables on the morrow, ana the fact that a fair proportion of the physicians of the South of Prance and most of Italy are also patiently wuiting to advise him how to treat his afflicted wife, who \borrowed\ valuables of them also, leads Dr. Lombroso to the conviction that this was rather the most unique case of klep- tomania yet brought to his noticc. were excavating in the cellar \u25a0I the Forty-seventh ltegiment Armory, iu Brooklyn, N. Y., when they came upon un 'extraordinary sight. A work- man removed some debris with his pick, and saw before him a cat with its tail in the air, its ears bent back, and its spine arched. He said \Shew there!\ But the cat remained motionless. The laborers ran up to see the cat. Thcv found that it had turned to stone. It looked as natural as life. The head and legs, the aTclied spine nnd the tail were perfect. It was a petrified cat, How it came there and how it got petrified is a mystery. In- quiry was made. It was learned that Wiiliom Godfrey, who was the armorer of the regiment ten years ago, bad a pet cat. In the year 1883 the cat disap- peared. The armorer thought ao much of the oat that he offered a reward for its return. No trace of the lost cat was found. It is supposed that the oat ran under the cellar floor of the armory in pursuit of a rat. In its eagerness it entered some small aperture, from which it found retreat impossible, and perished inside. There were smalt springs in the ground and the earth was impregnated with lime. As the cat withered away, particle by particle, the lime in solution was deposited in place of the tissue, and in a few years the cat was stone. The petrified cat is now on exhibition in the armory. .F. C. Gunning, an engineer who has just come back from Mexico, says that the Chinese problem is rapidly forging to the front in that country. He says: \The Mexican is ordinarily an easy-going, lnxury.loving, cigarette-smoking indi- vidual, who, when be comes into contnct with the abstemious, industrious, and frugal Chinaman, is simply lost. The Chinese are fast becoming controllers of the small shop trade of Mexico. A Chinaman will set up his little store next door to a Mexican and will run bim out of business in u year. I've seen it done a hundred times. But what is setting the Mexicuu to thinking iathe fact that the Chinuman is marrying the pick of the Mexican girls. Truth 1 1 had a talk with a beautiful girl, whose husbaud was a big laundry man at Guaymas. She put the thing iu a nutshell when I asked her how she came to inarry a celestial. 'If 1 had murried a Mexican of my own class', said she, 'I would have hud to wurk like a slave,and, like as not, been beaten every other day. Now I have my car- riuge and horses, am made a very queen in my household, am forbidden to work. My husband is most considerate and really worships me. There are a number of girls here who are married to Chinamen and we have a delightful little society of our own, Was 1 not right, signor'/'\ A London laundryman says that the use of shirt cuffs for jotting down memo- randa is more common than is, perhaps, commonly supposed, lie related how, one day, a youngfellow drove up in a cab and in great excite- some shirts de- been had over fever- he stolen, hojfcs have been few days Inter. Tlio cuffs of Stock ExcWfcnge men are often covered with niyslerioui characters -presumably indications of the stock market, nnd the \tips\ found on the wrist linen of racing men were actually taken Advantage of by the iron- ciilson one or two occasions with sue-, cess. It is is not yet recorded, however, that the mannish young woman has taken to \cuff jotting,\ ns she hns to cuff and shirt wenring. In a Philadelphia shop window a unique old relic of a piano is displayed, bearing the following inscription: \John Jncob Astor sold this piano to one of the first families of New York more thnn a century ago. Mr. Astor is believed to have been the first piano dealer in the United States.\ Then follows a copy of nn ndvertisement in a Now York paper, dated January 10, 1789. It roads: \J. Jat ob Astor, at No. 81 Queen street, next door but one to the Friends' Meeting House, hns for snle on assort- ment of pianofortes of the newest con- struction, made by the best makers of London, which he will sell on reasonable terms, lie gives cash for oil kinds of furs, Btid lias for sale a quantity of Canadian beaver and Canada coatings, raccoon skins, muskrat skins, etc.\ Petku Neary, of Newark, N. J., had a billy goat and n ten-dollar greenback. Billy and the bill had a meeting, and, following tho fashion of the period, effected a cou solidation; that is to say, the goat chewed and swallowed the bunk note. This arrangement wns made with- out Mr. Ncory's consent, and he moved instantly for a dissolution of partnership by killing the goat nnd recovering the fragments of the bill. These were sent to the Treasury, and it seems that there was enough left to identify the note, and so a few days ngo Mr. Neary received a brand new flO note in return, and is only out to the extent of a goat. James Paiibbn, an 84-yenr-old hunter of Jackson County. Wash., came buck from a trip in the mountains a few days ago bearing a good-sized cougar skin. He wns hunting for bear, so he savs, when the cougar, whose hide measures just seven feet in length, appeared in his path. He hadn't much ammunition, and wanted it all for the bears, whose tracks he wus following, so he snatched up a piece of rock and hurled it at the cougar. It struck the nnimal on the head, stun- ning it, and before it could recover Farren jumped upon it and slit its throat with his knife. The Sudcsc are an interesting body of African women who arrive at Bombay as sailors and stokers on steamships. They perform the duties of these posi- tions admirably enough, and they yield implicit obedience to their queen, whose name fs Sophia. When there is a fight she decides which side her subjects shall take. In the recent riots she took the Eart of a loyal subject of England, and nde her underlings battle for the Gov- ernment. Lord Harris, in his report, honors her especially. Empress Elizabeth of Austria re- cently wns out riding and noticed a pile of stones placed aoross the track over which the Buda-Pesth express was to pass in a few minutes. Springing from her horse, she ordered the groom attend- ing her to remove the obstruction, Bhe herself assisting him. The work was hardly completed when the train, crowd- ed with passengers, passed over the spot. A bio deer happened casually upon the town of Nehalem, Ore., last week, trotted the length of the main business street, meandered into the back yard of a citi? zen's house, ambled through the house nnd out of the front door, and then trot- ted out of the city limits. The incident excited no pnrticulnr interest. A dentist at Birmingham. Eng., has just been mulcted in $250 damages for the extraction of the whole of the teeth of a married woman. She only asked him to cxtract one tooth. Previous to the operntion she testified she could eat a crust or pick a bone with anyone. A London merchant is utilizing the phonograph iu his business. While he is driving to his place of business in his carriuge he talks his instructions into one of the machines, and when he ar- rives he gives it to bia head clerk, who makes it repeat them. Much surprise wns caused at Lincoln, Neb., recently by the Rev. Simon Hound- tree, a colored Baptist preacher, aged lt!t years, getting married for the eighth time. His latest wife is 55 years old. In 1880 a lime tree in Berwickshire four feet diameter, six feet from the ground, was blown clean down and raised and re- placed again. It to-day shows no trace of injury. The case of Samuel Merry of Provi- denoe ie rather odd. His neck was broken last October, but he is living nicely on beefstew and expects to get out soon. Putrefactive Poisoning. Permit me to supplement your interest- ing uuuotntiou upon \Bullets as Microbe Carriers\ by the following remarks. says u writer in tho Pall Mall Gazette. Al- though in the case of the bullet the infection with poisonous bacteria is accidental, owing to striking the earth, yet it is reported that there is u tribe of aborigines in the New Hebrides who purposely muke use of a telluric or earth poison for their arrows. On tbeir arrow- heads they smear dry earth taken from marshy ground, with the result that the wounds intlioted by their arrows usually end fatally in tetanus and lockjaw. Al- lied micro-organisms are probably aUo the source of those deadly arrow poisons which are obtained by savages from putrefactive matter. In the Norwegian whale fisheries, after having driven the whales toward the ahore, they are sur- rounded by a net, which prevents them through fear returning to the deeper tea. The whales arc next struck with prepared putrefactive poisoned hArpoons. In about twenty-four hours some of the whales begin to exhibit signs of exhaustion, probably through septic or suppurative poisoning, and are hence readily cap- tured. It is then found that thebarpoona ure imbedded in masses of inflammatory gangrenous tissue. These harpoons are removed and care- fully preserved without being wiped or cleaned, to be employed for the next shoal of whales, when these harpoons are again used, producing and repeating their septic or poisonous properties. The explanation of this rapid poisouiug is due to the harpoons carrying with them the germ of bacteria of an infective inflam- mation, inoculating the whales by getting up infective or poisonous inflammation. Nero and Domitian used special putrid preparations made from the sea-hair (aplvsis punctata), a kind of sea-slug or snail, for secretly poisoning their ene- mies. Similarly, from time immemorial, some savages have used diied putrid animal poisons for their arrows to kill men and uuimals. The Mosaic law prescribed an ure for an rye, a tooth .fur a tooth. A DIAMOND IN HIS FLESH. \ Mystery of a Valuable tlcni Cut Prom a Man'* Ai/in by a Physician. \Like the raid that favors none, but falls on the unjust as well as the just, a physician has to minister to the vicious ns conscientiously ns to the righteous nnd to keep as scrupulously for the for- mer such secrets as he learns in his at- tendance on them,\ remarked a doctor to a Philadelphia Times reporter. \I was a much younger man thnn I am now, when one night my bell rang after I had retired. I got up and let in a man who seemed to shrink from observation until my door was fairly closed on him. Then he took off his cont and rolled up the sleeve of his shirt, exposing the whole of his left arm. He then directed my attention to a hard knot on the under side of the arm. \I felt this and was at a loss to dingnosc its character, but the man, who seemed to be ninused at my perplexity, finally saii 'I might as well tell you, doctor, w? t it is. It is that that has brought me to you to-night. That is an artificial substance inserted in the fleah of my arm by myself. And I want you to cut it out.' \I stnred and at first refused, when he said: 'If you don't do it the doctor next door will, and from what I've heard of you I think you'llactthe straightesl with me about this mntter.' \I wus not influenced by his threat to go to some other physicinn nor by his compliment, but I wns curious myself to know what that imbedded substance could be. So I got out my knife and usked the fellow if he would take ether or chloroform, but he declared that he hod opened the arm to insert the thing with- out not only nn uu:esthetic but any in- strument except a dull dinner knife. The thing, whatever it was, had been in the ' arm some time, as it was covered with flesh and skin that hud grown since it had been there, but a few gushes with my lnncet brought it to the surface, but it was so bloody that I could not make out its nature. The fellow was ghastly pale, but had set his teeth and borne without a murmur the pain, and now laughed. \'Drop it in your basin of water there, Doc., und see what you'll see,' he said. \I did so, nnd suw ns fine an uncut dimnond as was ever brought to this country. I urn not lapidary enough to have a very correct idea of its value, but it must have been many thousands of dollars. \Involuntarily I exclaimed, 'Why, where did you get such a stone?' but the man's eyes hardened in a moment, und he said : 'If you're the sharp fellow I take you to be, you know from the pnins with which it was hidden thut there's u story to thut diamond that I ain't giving uwuy. But I'm willing to pay you well for your trouble, and I know from what I heard of you that you ain't penciling of what takes place here. 1 \I dressed the cut aud he left me $:)00 for the job, though I only asked him |20, and then I let him out, tuid that was the last I ever saw or heard of him, taough I have often speculated how and where he came into possession of the stone, for that he wan u common smuggler I do not believe.\ HOUSEHOLD ACCIDENTS. A slight cut or abrasion on the hand, or a Blight burn, may become a serious matter if it is totally neglected. Where the skin is torn or cut it is desirable in the first place that the wouud should bleed freely. Cases of lockjaw are of rure occurrence where this is the case, and a very slight wound of the hand or foot has to produce this dangerous inalSly where bleeding did not follow. One of the greatest dangers lies in a wound of a kitchen knife, which may have held impure matter, and even from tho scratch of a pin, and fatal cases of blood poisoning have frequently resulted from so simple a cause. Absolute clean- liness, therefore, is necessary in the treatment of such u wound. After the wound has bled a little it should be washed with perfectly clean water. That which has been boiled is best for the purpose, and there is no harm in us- ing u little carbolic acid in tlie propor- tion of a drop or two to a quart of water. Do not attempt to stanch bleeding by the use of cobwebs, which are naturally dirty and full of impure germs, but use a little lint and a clean cotton or linen cloth. These should be always kept in the houses for use in case of such acci- dents. A trustworthy druggist will always supply some preparation of car- bolic acid, properly weakened, for house- hold use. Even household ammonia, though it is painful at tirst, is recom- mended as a mild way of cauterizing a simple wound. A thick paste of equal parts of commo < baking soda and Hour, wet to a paste with cold water, is the best remedy for a burn. It is better tliun lime water, because lime water is liable to become incrusted, while the paste of soda and Hour is cool- ing to the surface und can easily be re- moved. The object of treating a burn is to cover the extremities of the nerves which have been injured and give them opportunity to heal. While suoh a paste is being prepared cover the wound for the moment with common flour and wrap it up iu cleau cotton. A simple healing plaster, which may be prepared iu the household, culls for half a pound of rosin, an ounce each of mutton tallow, camphor gum aud bees- wax, half an ounce each of British oil, cedar oil, gum myrrh uud linseed oil. Melt the rosin, mutton tallow, campbor gum, beeswax and gum myrrh together, and add the oils. This plaster should be spread on cotton when needed and ap- plied to the wound.?[New York Tri- buue. Ivy Within Doors. The Germans cultivate ivy it) their houses -with great success. Placing a root in a large pot by oue side of the window, they will train it as it grows until it forms a pretty frame for the en- tire window. The Kuglish ivy growing over the walls of u building, instead of promoting dampness, as most persona would suppose, is said to be a remedy for it, uud it is mentioned as a fact that in a room where dampness had prevailed for a length of time the directed parts in- side had become dry when ivy had grown up to cover the opposite exterior side. The close, ovethanging pendant leaves prevent the ruiu or moisture from pene- trating the wall. Iu order to tiain ivy over a door buy n couple of brackets, such as lamps tor the burning of kero- sene are sometimes placed on, and screw them to the sides of the door. Put in each u plant of English ivy, the longer the better, then train the plants over the top ugainst the sides?any way your fancy dictates. The common un- glazed pots will auswer every purpose by placing in each two or three sprays of Coliseum ivy. In a month's time no vestige of the pot itself can be discerned through their thick scrflus. ? (New York Recorder. FOR THE YOUNG FOLKS. 11 KB I'OKTRY. A certain small five-year-old has % passion for a sort of poetry which is in- dependent of nil literary characteristics except rhyme. One 'lav she was seen to regard her doll affectionately and was hcniii to murmur: \ller toft, brown hair Curled tight to her head; We looked at her sociably And thought the was dead.\ KIU.KO Ills IiMT FRIEND. Bomc six months ago a South African correspondent) I whs traveling in the Northern Transvaal, when, within sixty or seventy miles of Pretoria, I met a Dutchman on horseback. ,As we drew near each other 1 observed that the Hoer whs crying. Meeting, at length, I gave him the usual salutations, and asked him if lie were suffering. In the dialect of the land he assured me that bodily lie was ull right, but his heart was \very sore.\ lie went on to explain that he Intel killed liis host friend? \mcin hund.\ lie said that suddenly his dog took to jumping up and catching the bridle in Ids mouth, seriously interfering with the horse's pace, lie had driven the dog oIT more than once, but the animal still persevered in its strange attentions. At length, struck with the fear that the dog might bo suffering from some form of madness, he turned his rifle upon him and lired. The dog ran back along the road, find its owner proceeded on his way. Later it suddenly dawned upon the Hoer that he had left his coat at his last oIT-snddling place. A coat is too expensive an article for u Transvaal farmer to think about leaving behind, so the Boer turned in his tracks and sought to recover his lost garment. Arriving at his last resting-place he found not only his coat but his dog. The poor animal, being unable to make his master comprehend his loss, had returned to safeguard his master's property. The bullet had told its talc?the dog lay dead.?[The Million. LIVING LUNCH BASKETS. Of eourse it is not nt all surprising Unit ymi should cnrry your lunch with you when you nre going to be away from homo nil day. but think of nn animal doing such u thing! There is the enmel, for instance. Everybody knows that it carries its drinking wnter with it, but it does more; it carries its lunch too. Tlmt hump on the camel's back is not a curvature of the spine, as it may seem, but a mass of fatty material. That hump, in fact, is the cairWs lunch basket. When a well-fed, healthy camel starts out on a journey across the desert, it* water pouch is full, nndits hump is big. When water fails, the camel has only to draw on it* reservoir, iind when food is wanting, the hump is called upon. Not that the camel helps itself to bites of its hump. That would be a decidedly uncomfortable way of getting a meal, and very likely the camel would rather go hungry than do that. In some way the hump is gradually absorbed, and for a long time after tne camel has been unable to find anything to eat it can get along very comfortably on what its hump supplies it with. By and by, of course, the hump is used up, and then the camel will starve as quickly as any other animal. A great deal more like a genuine lunch basket is the bag the pelican carries its food in. The pelican is about as un- guinly and odd a bird as can be found, and yet is a very interesting one. It has great webbed feet, short legs, big body, huge wings and au enormous head. Its head is mostly bill, and on the under part of the bill is a flabby bag made of tough skin. That bag can stretch and stretch until it can hold nn incredible cjuantity of iisb, for it is iu that bag that the pelican puts the flsh it ca'iches for its food. When the bag is full, the pelican liscß heavily from the sea, and with broad sweeps of its great wings flaps slowly to the shore, where it alights and prepares to enjoy the meal it has earned. One by one the still liv- ing flsh are tossed into the air and come down head first into the wide-opened mouth of the hungry bird. Then there are some of (he South Atnericnn monkeys which have curious little lunch baskets iu their chceks. Everybody must have seen monkeys stufling and stuliing food into their mouths until their cheeks were bulged quite out of shape. It looks as if the greedy little fellows were merely cramming their mouths full. The truth is, many of the monkeys have queer little pockets in their cheeks into which they can stow enough food for a meal. Nor do the lull cheeks interfere at all with the chewing of the monkeys any more than if the pockets were out- side instead of inside of the mouth. Hut there is a little animal called the pouched rat which has au odder way than this of carrying its food. On each side of its face is a pouch which looks very much like a kid glove finger drawn in at one end. These pouches stick straight out from the face and can be made to hold a large supply of food. The cow aud deer ana sheep nud other similar auimals have still another way of layiug in a supply of food. They bite oil grass and leaves aud swullow them without chewing at all. The food goes into u special stomach, there to stay until it is wanted. When the auimal is ready for it, a ball of the food is made up in that first stomach and sent up in the animal's mouth That ball is just a mouthful, aud the auiinul can chew it comfortably. After it is chewed aud swullowcd it goea iuto the proper stomach aud is digested. Eating in that way is culled rumiuutiug.?[llurper's Young People. A Story on Senator Stewart. They are tellicg a good story in Wash- ington on Air. Stewart as a revenge for his interminable speeches. Before the night session begun the Senate had Ad- journed and several of them were wetting their hats in the cloak room, Mr. Ste*art among them, when oue of his fellow Senators said: \Stewart you remind me of a clergy- man.\ Mr. Stewart naturally stared, and then laughed and asked, \How pray?\ \Yes; you are like a certain minister who was telling a friend that lie had preached two hours and a half. 'Were you not very tired'*' said the friend, sympathetically. 'Na, 11a, 1 was ax fresh as a rose; but you should have Keen thy congregation. I [Hulfalo Commercial. A Valuable Carpet. The woollen ca> pet which has c overed the coiners' room io the Sun Francisco mint for several years was recently cre- mated. By refilling Hie ashes the Gov- ernment recovered 271) ouuees of gold, worth $s^oo. \ W! \'W* Egypt Ever the Same. The charastcrs in the \Thcymand »nd One Nights,\ may b» almost Im- agined to step out of their getting words and to take form anfi glow with tho generous warmth of life be- fore one's very eves. The natives still drink the same coffee and out of the same cups; thoy smoke the same pipes; they wear generally the same diess; they play the same primitive instruments that whisper the same strange-md plaintive tones; the fu- neral proc sslons wend their way aiong the streets as of old; the popu- lar festivals or moolids arc still ob- served with the same untiring ca- pacity for enjoyment: the public re- citers still practice their profession bofore admiring crowds; the water carriers still carry their burdens so welcome to thirsty lips; except In the houses of the rich and thoroughly Europeanl/cd food Is still eaten with the lingers and in the same manner, and the hands arc washed with the same basins and ewers; the mosque of Kl-Azhar still attracts its crowds of students. Even the old wooden 'locks and kevs are still in use, and the water jars arc still kept cool In the lattice work of the overhanging mu hrabiych window frames. In- stances of this sort might be multi- piled a hundredfold. It is Indeed a wonderful change and contrast that is presented to the eye when you leave the European and enter the na- tive quarter. And the mind and feelings turn in unison and becoinc attuned to tho changed scene. The sense of taking part in a new and different life steals over you, and you temporarily throw off your atlinlty with the West and the nineteenth century. The clock of time is for the moment put back for you.?The Gentleman's Magazine. An There was one oversight at the Great Ex- position at Chicago in not having in full view, by easy arrangement, Bome compara- tive vital statistics of our own general health as compared with other nations, and our scientific facilities for the relief of human suffering. Then it would have appeared how much we are misrepresented anil how, even In all those minor ills which beset man- kind, we nre masters of cure and alleviation. In the line of general ailments which all nations have in common, such as rheumatic or neuralgic afflictions, there is no prompt and permnneot cure in the world the equal of what we could have shown. St. Jacobs Oil, for instance, for this purpose, would havo taken any premium that might have been offerod. It has done so at many of tho great fairs of the world. As for the ordinary casualties of overy-day, busy life, such as sprains, bruises, burns, wounds or cuts, of course it is well known as tho superior remedy of the age. Perhaps doctors dls- agree, but tho pcoplo are never mistaken in knowing what is best. There is a man in Philadelphia so mean that when he i 9 asked to join in singing \Old Hundred\ he churns off \ninety and nine\ instead. He says he has got to make one per cent, anyway these hard time-* The cost of tho Mexican war was 1(16,00.',? WO. This Lord Peddles Milk. To be n tradesman, i. e., to sell any- thing at retail, is the one unpardonable sin in Kngiandthat bars the unfortunnto criminal out of the charmcd circle of good society. A lord, you know, would be forever disgraced if by any chance he should associate with such a low person- age. It seems, however, that there are ways of getting around the disgrace of such callings. A recent lawsuit in Kng- lund brings out the fact that the Right Hon. Lord llayleigli is engaged in busi- ness as a milk seller, lie has applied for an injunction to rcstruhi one Sullivan from peddling milk over a certain \walk\ inopposition tohis lordship. It appeared that Sullivan hail been in Lord Kayleigh's service, and on leaving it, had made an agreement with him that he would not conduct a milk business within a certain district for the period of two years. So the lord is a milk peddler, but, tbeD, of course, ho does not drive his own wagons, but ju*t takes the money. That makes a difference?a distinction, at any rate.? [New Orleans Picayune. The Growth of Advertising. One of the most interesting phases of the growth of business in this country has been the development of advertising. Still it luuy be said that advertising in this country is Ktill in its infaucy. To-day there are a number of con- cerns which spend auywhe e from 8300,000 to $hOO,OOO, a year in ad- vertising in this country alone. No claim is mad > here for the success of advertising unless the article posses- ses merit. In selling an article of merit, legitimate advertising paves the way for a ready success, and newspaper advertising is unquestion- ably the best method to einpioy. The newspapers are the best means for the distribution of advertising matter, costing less in proportion to the number of people reached and causing the least trouble. How the French Color Fruit. Some ingenious fruit dealers of Paris have invented a way of ooloring their wares in order to improve their market value. They color ordinary oranges deep red, making them look like mandarins, which fetch much higher prices. They also tint pineapples to mako them look more attractive, and dve the common white strawberries a lovely red. Melons are now beii g treated in the same way and tinted a tine orange, their flavor being increased by injecting an essence of melon. The latest develop- ment of this business is in connection with pears, which are ddey red for a third of their size and blue below, thus presenting the national colors when peeled. These are said to be in some demand for dessert on account of their novelty. A prominent clergyman of Mississippi re- commends \Golden Medical Discovery\ to suffering humanity every where. The \Dis- coverybuilds up tho strength and solid flesh when reduced below a healthy standard. DYSPEPSIA AND GENERAL DEBILITY. Rev. A. H. Mevb, of Friar's Point, Coahoma Co., Mlsxinnipjil, writes: \ Having suffered for a number of years with AJuHM dyspepsia, torpid liver uk and general debility, U and having tried ecvcr- S at physicians with little HUlfe nbk wl or 110 bcncllt, I rcsolv- cd, ns a lust resort, to H Ll 1. JtMB consult your specialists \u25a0 Jfcr- £«\u25a0 at the world's Dlspcn- sur.v. Rcing advised by them to use Dr. Pierces Golden Medical Dis- jßK!\* eovcry, I did so, aud OJR-ymK.y niter using several bot- V# tics, I feel entirely re- ? stored to health. Now, Rev. A. H. Me\s. i take (Treat plcasuro In recommending your medicines to Buffering humanity everywhere.\ \August Flower\ Miss C. G. McClavE, School- teacher, 753 Park Place, Ehuira, N. Y. '' This Spring while away from home teaching my first term in a country school I was perfectly wretched with that human agony called dyspepsia. After dieting for two weeks aud getting no better, a friend wrote me, suggesting that I take August Flower. The very next day I purchased a bottle. lam de- lighted to say that August Flower helped me so that I have quite re- covered from my indisposition.'' 8 \ Mothers* Friend\ HIKES CBIID BIRTH EAST. Colvin, La., Deo. B,lBBo.?My wife usod BOTHER'S FRIEND beforo her third confinement, and saya sho would not b< without it for hundred* of dollars. DOCK MILLS. Sent by express on receipt of price, $ 1.60 per bot lie. Book \To Mothers \ mailed free. iMonno ncQULATort co., un «AkS av all Dnuaaivra* ATLANTA. OA FarmersvoußProduce To F.I. SAGE & SON. 183 READE ST..N.Y. He*eiveiB of ull k'ndn of (Yuntry Produce, includ- luk tiu in** a 1 iw mid Dieted oultry nud DhwiM I'alven. Specialties: JJer iex, drupe*, Apple, I'carn, lioncy, Onloux, Pntutoea und Hitter *.orreapond- ence and roii»liMueutH KolJclted. Htoiiel'a fur- uitdted. Iteference: Duii'h or lir.idatreet'a Commer- cial ltoporU, to ho fuuod at any hank. Wari'fln'n Untnral Humble?E*«llrApplhw! W an6I)B rcauUMi roi »Hntf contains no coul m nHU A \u25a0§\u25a0 tur und v 111 uot dry up aud AVVMni I become brink uud r xpoa- linb \u25a0 uro to the weather. Send for o a,, ? D?,,fl lin . fro« namulesand Circular No. Itoaay-.- Kooniiff. lo w um .? onemicui a Mf«. Co., HI and 83 Fulton Street, New York, U. 8. A. rIiyMQIAM J<tllN u. MoHKis ItlnlSlUßl \\ tiMhiiitfioii, \Successfully Prosecutes Claims. LiWfePrmoipal Examiner U.S. Pension Bureau. 3yialu lust wur. 15 abjudicating claims, ulty hiuco. Ilow'n Till* ! We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that, cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. .T.Cnr.NKY <Sr Co.. Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Che- ney for the lust 15 ycat's and belhve him per- fectly honoruble In all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obliga- tion made by their firm. West & Thuax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio. Waloino. Kin v an it Maiivin, Wholesale Druggists. Toledo, Ohio. Ha'Ts Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, oct- ing directly upon the blood and mucous sur- faces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. The cities of Italy represent forty-two por cent, of the crime in that country. Dr. llnxxlr'N Certain Croup ('lire is tlio children's blessing, because it euros croup without opium in unv form. 50cts. A. r. Hoxeie, Huft'alo, X. Y., M'f'r. The average cost of maintaining a man in the American i avy is $1,500. A Cough. Oor.n on Soke TnimAT should not. be m-rlected. Knows'* Hito.vciUAT, Ynoctm* ara n slmnlo remedy, and give prompt relief. 25 cents a box. Beccham's Pills instead of sloshy mineral waters. Beecham's?no others. 25 cts. a box. The total number of men in tlio world's navies is 287,000. U 1 1 \u25a0> 1 TN EVERY Re- I j| 1 ceipt that calls 2 i use the \Royal.\ It will make the S g food lighter, sweeter, of finer flavor, 11 Mlcrolie That Causes Baldness. Dr. Saymonue has made for himself un undying fame by discovering and tmtnii g the parasite that causes baluncs* in the human species and loss of fur and hair in the lower animals. He calls the crea- ture \bacillus carnivorax.\ The man wl'.o discover* an exterminator for \car- nivorax\ will deserve moro fame than the learned \I. D. who has discovered and named the creature.?-[St. Louis Re- public. ' Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet- ] ter than others und enjoy life more, with s less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to the neeun of physical being, will attest the valuo to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Svrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas- ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax- ative; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers and permanently curing constipation. It lias given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession, because it acts on the Kid- neve. Liver and Bowels without weak- ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug- gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man- ufactured by tiie California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accept any substitute if oflered. bottle for fifteen cents, ) , .» > Twelve bottles for one dollar, j mai ' j PR?I?P? a ? N ? S ? < I 111 I I ?I j Ripan* Tabules are the most effective rec- 5 '[ ipe ever prescribed by a physician for any I .. [ disorder of the stomach, liver or bowels. 5 i > Buy of any druggist anywhere, or send pr.'ce ts % THE RIFANS CHEMICAL COMPANY, 10 Spkucc Sr., Nuw Youk. J Especially (or Farmers, Miners, I!. H. Hands and others. Double solo oxtendiaff down to tho lieel. KXTIi.V WKAR!N<i OI AIMTV. TUousunds Sjf Rubber Hoot wearers testify this is the IIKBT tliey ever had. ASIC YOUR lIKAIjKR FOR TIIKM and don't be persuaded into an Inferior article \Don't Hide Your Light Under a Bushel.\ That's Jusi* Why we Talk About SAPOLIO

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