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The Plattsmoutfi Journal
O. B. MANX. W. K. FOX, Publishers.
The Khedive of Egypt recently sent
ft present to Pope Leo XIII. In the
shape of a mummy, dating back to two
thousand years before the Christian
A movement Is on foot In North
Carolina, prompted by the tobacco
dealers, to erect a statue of Sir Walter
Raleigh in Raleigh. Collection boxes
are to be placed In stores where to
bacco is sold.
A line of "observation automobiles
,s to be run In Washington, D. C, for
'.he benefit of visitors. Each vehicle
arries twenty-two passengers and will
be accompanied by a lecturer on points
of interest at the capital. The fuel is
kerosene and the motive power steam.
Dr. S. J. Trexle of Kutztown, Pa
before his death, provided that every
one who attended his funeral should
have a free dinner, and over 1,000
persons availed themselves of his of
fer at the two leading hotels, where
arrangements had been made to feed
A New York newspaper recently
celebrated its fiftieth birthday by
bringing out a copy of Its first issue.
That number contained, among many
musty and forgotten things, an arti
cle on the Xicaraguan canal route, ex
tracts from English papers on the su
periority of American yachts, and an
article on the sympathy of Americans
with the Cubans, oppressed by Spain.
Verily, "the thoughts we are think
ing our fathers did think."
An American laundry machine com
pany has recently shipped a complete
steam laundry plant to Vladivostok,
eastern Siberia. It will be capable of
handling four thousand pieces of lin
en a day, and will consist of wash
ers, centrifugal wringers and a large
mangle. This is said to be the first
Introduction of such an equipment In
to that region. If so. it is doubtless
a case of "Wring out the old; wring
in the new." slightly to amend Ten
nyson's familiar linei
The "Donan Zeitung.' a Bavarian
newspaper, give? currency to the ru
mor that the Kaiser has instructel
Ihe military authorities to remit all
sentence's passed on .soldiers of the
L'hina expeditionary fore?. His Majes
ir. It is said, does not wish that the
.nea who went voluntarily to China to
light for the . Fatherland shall return
t.ome to undergo punishment. Quite
large number of soMiers of the Ger
man forces have been sentenced to
more or less heavy punishment for
fiffenses against military discipline
committed in China and for excesses
tgainst the person and property of the
When Emma Paul was called as a
witness in court in Baltimore, Md., In
a suit brought by her father against
her mother, the astonishing facts were
disclosed that, although she is aged
twenty years, she did not understand
the nature of an oath, had never been
to a church or Sunday school, had
never heard of God. or heaven, and
did not know of the promise of im
mortality. It was discovered that the
young woman had lived in Baltimore
all her life, and that her home was
in the heart of a densely populated
section. Judge Wickes allowed her to
testify, saying she was an extraordin
ary and unsatisfactory witness.
The street car companies of Chicago
are apparently not in high favor with
the Service committee of the commit
tee on local transportation of the city
council, for it nas formulated a code,
that 13 likely to reduce the receipts ol
the railroad companies considerably.
The committee at a meeting cecided
that If a passenger is obliged to stand
up in a car ard han? on to a stra
he has received value for only four
cent3, ana not five. Then the com
mittee has suggested to the corpora
tion counsel to ecforc? an ordinance
relative to transfers, making It obli
gatory on the traction companies to
furnish transfer clips to any of its
inter sec tipg lines.
An Interesting operation has Just
been performed in the hospital attached
to the University at Halle, Germany.
A 6-year-old girl patient was suffering
from partial paralysis and as the doc
tors in charge considered this conld
only arise from a tumor on the brain.
Prof, von Bramann decided to remove
it. With an electric saw he cut out a
piece of the skull a little larger than
a half-crown, cut through the Inner
kin, and discovered a tumor as large
as a walnut. The professor kilfully
removed this tumor, sewed up the in
ner skin, fitted in again the round
piece of the skull he had sawn out.
and sewed up the outer skin. The
cpration lasted an hour, and may be
considered perfectly successful, as the
child is quite well again and all symp
toms of paralysis have disappeared.
At the request of fri.?uus and ad
mirers of Dr. Armand Hansen, the dis
coverer of the bacillus of leprosy, the
Norwegian sculptor Visdal made a bust
of him. which was unvellod the other
day. on the occasion of Hansen's six
tieth birthday. Professor Lassar de
livered an address. In which he re
marked that it had taken the world a
quarter of a century to fully realize
the Import of Dr. Hansen's discovery,
but that already, in consequence of it.
great improvement had been effected In
Norway, long one of the favorite
haunts of that terrible disease.
Mrs. Mary Haberlin of McKeesport.
Pa., gave her husband what she
thought castor oil, but wa3 instead
carbolic acid. . He died three Lours
later. He came home sick and asked
his wife to give him a tMospoonfuI
of the oil. The room was dark and
she did not realize her mistake until
her husband fell upon the floor in
agony. She was alone, and before a
physician arrived he was beyond Leip.
Mrs. Haberlin went nto 'convulsions
and her physicians fear Ebe may die j
of the shoe:
As I took upon the changes that the pass
ing years have wrought
At the bent and shrunken figrure, comes
a saddened, reverent thought.
How the wearied feet, slow passing,
pierced by stones on life's rough
Soon shall gain a heavenly portal, finding
rest at last with God.
Mother, o'er your faded features rests a
light more bright to me
Than the brightest ray of sunlight shin
ing on the distant sea!
For It tells of battles conquered pa
tience, hope, denial sweet
While the grave smite round your lip.",
dear, makes the picture quite com
plete. AY'ords e'en fail mo. now. to toll you all
the love within my heart:
Deepest thoughts are ever silent, though
of l'fi- the better part.
All unworthy as I am, dear, of your life
Still my beacon star shines brightly from
your faded, tear-dimmed eyes.
Only when your hands are folded on a
cold and pulseless breast.
And your still form in its casket speaks
a soul in perfect rest
Will your spiiit. on white pinions, hover
ing o'er your lonely child.
See upon my heart deep graven, your
own features, soft and mild.
Kate li. Adams.
The Spell Broken.
BY MARY MARSHALL PARKS.
(Copyright. 1901. by Daily Story Pub. Co.)
"Anderson says he met you on the
avenue yesterday, but he was not sure
that you recognized him," said Jack,
with a troubled look in his honest
I am delighted to hear it." an
swered Madge, with a trill of gay
laughter. "That was precisely the
state of mind that I wished to produce.
but I was not certain I had acquired
the necessary manner. I believe my
education is now complete. What an
unsophisticated creature I was a year
"I liked the old Madge best." said
Did you?" said Madge, indifferent
ly. "But what a goose I was! I had
so many illusions. I believed in so
many things and so many people, al
most everything and everybody, I
think, absurd as it seems."
I had hoped you would always be
kind to my friends, Madge. Anderson
Is no carpet-knight; but he is an hon
est man and a good fellow."
That was simply one of your little
misapprehensions." replied Madge.
lightly. "I shall always choose my
I did not mean that you should
make my friends yours in the nearest
sense. That would be unreasonable.
said Jack gravely. "AH I ask is com
That also is at my own discretion,"
retorted Madge wilfully.
I could never cut any one except
for the gravest reasons." said Jack,
soberly. "I never cut any one In my
fe but Dick Foster."
"Dick Foster? And what has he
dons to incur your displeasure?"
Madge asked, with a bright, hard look.
You know that Ella Parsons Is in
the insane asylum and you know
why," said Jack, sternly. "He ought
not to be received In decent society."
Madge's face grew still harder. "It
may as well be understood once for
all that I shall recognize whom I
please, and when and where I please,"
she said, icily. "That is a matter in
which I would not be guided by the
Prince of Good Form himself."
"And who is that?" asked the aston
"Dick Foster," she responded with
another hard glance.
Jack rose unsteadily. He was not
going to quarrel with Madge just then.
He was not fit. For days he had been
aware that his head and legs were a
little queer. Nothing serious, he said
to himself, as he descended the steps;
and yet his feet were still unsteady
and his head curiously light.
It would have been easy for him to
give Madge up had he not firmly be
lieved that the sweet-souled, dewy
eyed girl who had won his heart still
dwelt somewhere within that cold and
wordly exterior, J'.ke a orlncess shut
In a tower, watting for some bold
"And who Is that?"
knight to release her from the spell of
"1 fear I'm not the knight." he
thought sadly, as he walked heavily
down the street; and still, he could not
decide to give her up not Just yet.
"Jack Downing Is downed at last."
said some would-be wit among the
swaying figures on the ball room floor.
The words drifted Into the conserva
tory where Madge was sitting, and for
a moment she thought the lights had
gone out. Then they blazed up again
with ten-fold brilliancy, and at the
same time the white light of reason
and common sense that bad been so
long obscured In the girl's soul flashed
out with all Its old power, shattering to
atoms the shell of worldllness .and
scepticism which had closed around
J her heart.
Seeing that Dick Foster was scan
ning her with a look of cool curiosity.
she composed her face and summoned
up all the self-control she possessed.
"I will go home now. If you please.
Mr. Foster," she said coldly.
"He has simply been overworked,
my dear child," the old doctor repeat
ed, soothingly. "As you know, his
father was obliged to go to Europe for
a prolonged vacation; and that threw
the whole responsibility of the busi
ness on the boy. He has carried the
weight nobly for one so young; but I
warned him weeks ago that be was
overdoing, and must slacken his pace.
"It Is the old Madge, dear."
I suppose he couldn't see his way clear
to do it. He has a trained nurse and
the best of care, and we'll pull him
through all right."
Although Madge went home con
vinced that she bad flattered herself
too much in thinking that her Insig
nificant doings had brought about
Jack's illness, she was not entirely re
assured. Even if she had added little
to the load he had been carrying, she
had done nothing to lighten it, and
she might have done so much. She
had not dreamed it was so heavy.
"Ana wnue ne was toiling like a
slave, you you were flirting with Dick
Foster," she said contemptuously to
the pale face that confronted here as
she took the fading flowers from her
hair and shook down the shining coils.
Jack's hands lay like withered leaves
on the snowy coverlet, and the wan,
shriveled face on the pillow seemed
hardly human, but his eyes were bright
with returning life and dawning hope.
"Has the princess escaped from the
tower at last? Is it really the old
Madge?" he whispered, doubtfully.
"It Is the old Madge, dear," she
answered, tears and smiles struggling
for the mastery of her mobile face, in
spite of the doctor's injunction as to
excitement. "Mr. Anderson is down
stairs. We are the best of friends now
and he brought me here. Shall I tell
him to come up?"
"Not just yet." said Jack, happily
studying the face bent over him. and
finding in it all he had so loved and
more. The cynical curl of the lips was
gone, the dewy freshness had come
back to the eye3, and brought with it
a sweet, grave womanliness that had
never been there before.
"It is worth far, far more -than a
brain fever costs," he said at last, with
a sigh of satisfaction.
Turned the Table.
A lecturer was once decanting on
the superiority of nature over art,
when an Irreverent listener in the au
dience fired that old question at him:
"How would you look, sir, without
your wig?" Young man," instantly re
plied the lecturer, pointing his finger
at him, "you have furnished me an apt
illustration for my argument. My bald
ness can be traced to ihe artificial hab
its of our modern civilization, while
the wig I am wearing" here he raised
his voice till the windows shock "is
made of natural hair!" The audience
testified Its appreciation of the point
by loud applau.se and the speaker was
not interrupted again.
Law (Salt Over Mourt'i Skull.
Word comes from Vienna that a
lawsuit has begun between the bor
oughs of Salzburg and Mood ling as to
which is the rightful possessor of Mo
zart's skull. Mozart died In 1791, and
was burled near Vienna. The grave
digger of the cemetery stole his skull
and the grave digger's son sold it to
Professor Hyrtl, who died in 1894.
After the professor's death the skull
disappeared and it has just been found
Every sinner is a suicide.
A riant Esteemed for It
The vanilla is an orchidaceous
climbing vine, which often reachef
over 30 feet in height, and Is usually
about the thickness of one's little fin
ger. The vine is round, knotted at in
tervals, and covered with dark green
spear-shaped leaves. It throws out a
number of thin arms or aerial roots a?
it rises, which, attaching themselves tc
neighboring trees, appear to derive
therefrom such nutriment that the
vines are little dependent on the soil
in fact, often when all other modes of
supply are cut off these holdfasts will
entirely nourish the plant. Occasional
ly the wild vines completely cover the
branches of the tre3. and, running
from it into adjacent ones, they will
hang in huge festoons and arches so
thick that they seriously impede one's
progress In the bush. The vines blos
som profusely usually ia the spring
the strange and delicate flowers, with
their long, straggling and pale yellow
petals, springing from the angles
where the leaves branch off. After a
few days' existence, the flowers wither
and fall, and as their chance of fertili
zation through any of the outside
agencies oh which they depend Is a
brief one, and precarious at best, it is
not surprising to find that very few
of them are succeeded by fruit. This
takes the form of a large pod. and.
strange to say, although the pods at
tain their full growth within - fifty
days from the fall of the petals, they
take fully seven months more to ripen.
The pods vary from 5 to 12 inches in
length and are about like a banana,
but are better described as resembling
a knife sheath; hence the name
vanilla, which is a corruption of the
Spanish word vainilla a small scab
bard. Each pod contains a quantity
of small black granules, surrounded by
a balsamic nuln whose rjecullar com
bination of oil and acid is supposed to
impart to the pods that delicious flavor
and powerful aroma for which they
are so Justly esteemed. Chambers'
A CO-OPERATIVE CCLONY.
An Example Is the Settlement of Cosine
comparatively few persons are
aware of the existence in Paraguay of
a little Enelish-sneakine colony
named Cosme, and of its attempt to
organize a community on the highest
co-operative lines. Beginning in 1894
as the result of a secession from the
New Australia colony, the founders of
Cosme seem to have steered clear of
the shoals and quicksands which
wrecked the parent movement. One
of the fathers" of the colony, al
though he is quite a young man. is
John Lane, who says of the colony:
"We are running now on the linea on
which New Australia started; we are
communistic in so far as we share
our earnings equally, irrespective of
the capacity of the individual. The
present outlook Is highly satisfactory.
but we want more adult members. Our
present population is sixteen women,
all married, and twenty-six men; forty-two
all told, exclusive of the chil
dren. We have 15,000 acres of land,
half forest and half pasture, but only
the forest land is good for cultivation.
In the matter of finance our assets ex
ceed our liabilities, and that is gener
ally considered to be a sound position.
We can easily raise our own food sup
ply. Every family lives in its own
house, and the bachelors have houses
of their own, but take tbeJk meals at
the co-operative dining-room, their
cooking being done for them by col
ony labor. This co-operative com
monwealth Is governed by what Is
called a parliament, although it is on
ly a committee of three, with a chair
man or director of the colony. The
ballot is taken by casting papers into
a hat. Speaking of the industrial con
ditions in Cosme, Mr. Lane said re
cently: "We have a forty-five hours'
week, eight hours a day for five
days and five hours on Sat
urday. Work start3 just after
sunrise and the men are em
ployed in sugar-making and timber
work. The married women are not on
the organized working staff. They look
after the homes, and any work they
do outside 13 voluntary. Single wom
en would be on the working staff."
A Touching Tribute.
The most touching compliment
ever received," remarked a well known
soprano the other day, "was paid to
me by a poor old woman, who must
have amused those who heard her. I
had sung two so'os at the evening serv
ice of a fashionable church, after
which I bearded a car. The old wom
an, whose clothes indicated great pov
erty, got in and sat down beside me,
her face fairly shining with pleasure
as she recognized me. 'Lady, I want
to tell you how I likes your voice,' she
exclaimed in rather broken English.
It goes right to my heart, and makes
me so happy, just as If I'd heard the
angels sing. I thanks you.' Of course
I thanked her, but the funny part was
when the conductor came for our fares.
The old lady counted out ten pennies
before I could pass over ray nickel.
Two! two! she said to him as she
nodded to me. I wants to, lady, for
I likes your voice so much; I likes
your voice.' So while I felt that per
haps the poor old soul could ill spare
her extra pennies, I let her make the
sacrifice because of the evident pleas
ure it gave her, and no compliment I
ever received has touched me more
deeply than her oft repeated words:
T likes your voice.' " Philadelphia
Salisbury a a Hulnt.
ii 13 not generally Known tnat a
statue of Lord Salisbury as a Christian
warrior appears In one of the niche
of the interesting and beau'.Kul reredos
in the chapel of All Souls' College, Ox
ford. About forty years ago the pre
mier was elected a fellow of this col
lege, and about the same time nn elab-
orato stone screen was erected In the
chapel attached to the Fellows' house.
The sculptor evidently preferred tc
make his own saints Instead of accept
ing those canonized by the church, and
Lord Salisbury was chosen to fill up
the vacant gap, and Is therefore im
mortalized as a Christian warrior.
I Chicago Journal.
A Wonderful Apple
To have the memory of John Grant,
who brought to Ma'ne a remarkable
distinction a half century ago, the
farmers of Waldo and Kennebec coun
ties of the Tine Tree state are to hold
celebrations in the several towns of
the countryside. Grant was looked
upon as a harmless crank when he was
alive, fame coming years after he was
dead. The story goes that he was the
son of an Irish soldier who dsserted
from the British army during the
Revolutionary war and married a half
breed Indian squaw, fiom which union
many of the Grants In the east are
said to have descended. The elder
Grant was part lumberman, part farm
er and more than half hunter, getting
a precarious living from many callings
and dying a week after he received no
tice that a pension had bsen granted
him for his servicss in the war of 1812.
John Grant, the son, inherited more
than 1,000 acres of land and a lot of
bad habits from his father.
Invented a New Apple.
John Grant's only claim to fame lies
in the fact that he Invented a new
breed of apples in the days when he
was given over to sin. Most new and
desirable varieties of apples are pro
duced by planting the seeds of the
natural fruit, and s leeting the best
result of many plantings as the tree
from which scions should be cut.
Grant's method of begetting a new
fruit was wholly different from any
thing that was then known, because
he may be said to have whittled out
his apple tree with a pocket knife,
thereby perfoiming a feat that even
Nature at her best had never attempt
ed. About 200 acres of Grant's farm
were in orchards, which yielded him
great quantities of cider, for which
there was a good market. He could
grow and harvest all the sour fruit he
cared to use but when he tried to raise
sweet apples, of which he wa3 very
fond, the sailors who went past the
foot of his orchard on coasting
schooners, walked in by night and
stole every sweet apple as fast as it
was fit to eat, often breaking down
the trees in their haste to secure at
many as possible.
Grant tried shot guns, steel traps,
bull do?s and many kinds of profanity
without effect. Then, after enduring
many disappointments for five or six
: v A KING.
Within the precincts of quaint old
Bardstown Is situated one of the old
est Catholic church buildings in Ken
tucky. It was the first cathedral west
of the Allegheny mountains and is a
magnificent structure and is the only
house of worship in America that
boa&ts a bell presented by royalty. The
interior in the magnificence of its ap
pointments is not excelled by any
church in the south.' It contains rare
paintings by the oM masters, one alone
the altar piece being valued at $100,-
000. This magnificent work of art is
the production of Antwerp artist, Van
Bre. It depicts the crucifixion and is
pronounced by connoisseurs to be the
most splendid work of Its class in the
world. It is 21 feet in height and 12
feet in width, and was presented to
Father Flaget, the first bishop of Ken
tucky, by Louis Philippe, King of
France. Another rare painting now
worth its weight in gold Is ' The Mar
tyrdom of St. Batholomew," by Van
Dyke. This picture is catalogued in
the list of the great artist's produc
tion and its present location is also
noted. The numerous smaller paint
ings which the church contains were
donations from the King of Italy.'
But the most Interesting feature of
the old church is its bell. This, too,
was a gift from Louis Philippa. When
that unfortunate monaich was driven
from his throne in France he fled to
Bardstown and sought the hospitality
of Bishop Flaget, whom he had known
in Europe. He was received with the
utmost kindness, and shortly after his
arrival, through the influence of the
bishop, he was enabled to form a class
In French, which he taught in a little
building which is yet standing on St.
Joseph's College ' grounds. Philippe
was a grateful king and never forgot
the many kindnesses rendered him by
the good bishop. When he was re
stored to his throne he pres;n'ed to the
church the raintlng above described,
together with the bell.
This bell was broken in 1887 and
was recast by Louisville bell founders.
The good people of Stockholm are
proud In the belief that the architec
ture of that city is superior to that
of any other of its size in Europe,
says a traveling correspondent. There
is an old. town and a new town. The
former is very old and antiquated In
appearance and the latter Is very new.
The municipal regulations are severe
and arbitrary. No material but stone
and brick can be used; every stair
way must be of iron; the cellar must
i,o nrched: the walls must be very
thick, according to the size and height
of the house; the beams ana giruer
must be of iron or steel and tne ai
tic floor of tiles or terra cotta laid in
concrete or cement, and form a fire
proof wall between the roof and the
rest of the house. There must De iron
doors at certain places; if there Is an
elevator shaft it must be of solid ma-
sonry, ana me rum tt ou
tiles, slate, or metal. Party walls
must be at least eight inches thick, and
thicker according as the height of the
house increases, but the height cannot
be greater than the width of the street
. . . 1 n . a A r. mhtAli
tpon wnicn tne uuuae oiuuua, nuiui
a Maine Farmer.
years, he swore a big oath that h
would build an apple that should fooi
the sailors and enable him to havt
some sweet fruit In his cellar for the
Shuuned as the Evil One.
The Indian blood in hi3 veins hac
made Grant quick of observation and
enabled him to learn things about na
ture that are concealed from mosl
men. He was led to believe that if h
could split the scion from a sweet
tre nd another scicn from a sout
tree in halves, and place the half of s
sweet scion against the half of a boui
scion and make them fit so exactly
that both sides wculd live if the
were inserted in a healthy sto.-k. h
would produce a fiuit that was soui
on one side and sweet on the other.
On trying the experiment he found
that such a result was 'not possible
from the terminal bud o' the twin
scion, but all shoots further down the
graft would yield sweet fruit on one
side and sour fruit on the other.
Thouci the terminal bud is hard to
make live, Grant was successful in
about one trial out of ten, and when
his sour and sweet apples were found
growing in the orchard, the builder
of the fruit was pronounced as one
possessed of Satan, and shunned by
the truly good as If he had been an
emissary from the pit.
When it was done and his orchard
was grafted to sweet and sour apples
the sailors went to other orchards
for their fruit, giving Grant time to
attend prayer meeting, where he be
came acquainted with a clergyman
who wrought his reform. Indeed,
Grant always declared that his conver
sion was directly due to his ability to
produce an apple that was proof
against the sailors, because not only
did the absence of the thieves enable
him to go to the prayer meetings, but
it was a fact that a man who could not
swear had no business with an or
chard infested with nocturnal thieves.
Italy Leads In Crematories.
Although the Pope pronounced
against cremation in 1886. Italy now
has more crematories than any other
country, according to the Flamme, the
German periodical devoted to this sub
ject. 0 -K-Ov-ltC
Church in Bardstown, K'y., A
Has Gifts of I
Louis Philippe of France.
The recasting was a complete success,
and In order to retain for it Its his
toric surroundings the same metal was
The old bell is one of the most mu
sical in America and when the at
mosphere Is c!ear Its tones can b3 dis
tinctly heard for 10 miles.
Bishop Potter's Ready Wit.
When a young minister of high
church tendencies was called to pre
side over a congregation that abhorred
ritualism, and was a stickler for the
simplest of services, he called on
Bishop Potter to ask what would be
the result if he went in for ritualism
just a bit. "Suppose I should burn a
pastille or two during the service;
what do you think would happen, bish
op, for I dearly wish to try the experi
ment?" "Your congregation would be
incensed, your vestrymen would fume
and you would go out In smoke,"
quickly replied the bishop. New York
Vine Culture in Chile.
Vine culture and the production of
wines has In recent year3 become an
Important Industry in the republic of
Chile. Lying as it does between the
Andes mountains and the Faclfic
ccean. and extending north and south
for a distance of 2,400 mile3. Chile
possesses conditions cf soil and cli
mate that are admirably adapted to
horticulture, and especially to the cul
tivation of a variety of wine-producing
Lnnent Hallway Hun Without Stop.
England holds the record for the
longest railway (regular) run without
a stop. This is Paddington to fc,xeter
194 miles. France comes next, with
Paris to Calais 1851 miles. Ameri
ca's longest is New York to Troy 148
Don't consider It smart to be flip
pant. All men of brain3 despise a sil
ly talker, and nice women shun them.
The Swedish Capital has
Most Admirable Arch
itecture. . .... ...
Is usually between 68 and SO feet. The
houses vary from four to six stories.
Only two thirds of the area of the
lot can be covered, except on street
corners, where three-fourths is al
lowed. The remainder of the lot must
be reserved for courts, for light and
ventilation. All chimney flues must
be 12 by 15 inches, and must be swept
occe a montn rrom octoocr to April
by official chimney sweepers.
These regulations have made Stock
holm a beautiful city, with imperish
able buildings of a high class of archi
tecture. Fires are few. In 1899, the
last year for which I can obtain the
statistics, there were 199 fires In
Stockholm, and the total loss was only
243,232 kroner, about $70,000 in
Itecotucs Plain as Day.
If it was difficult for Admiral
Schley to coal at sea as it is for the
most of us to coal on land, his expla
nation should be accepted. Omaha
Being depends on believing.
the Presidential Kelt.
Geographically considered, Mr
Roosevelt's accession to power Is ia
harmony with a tendency that has ex
isted for more than four decades. Wittt
the exreDtien of Andrew Johnson, ev
ery president since 1856 has come from
the states, which follow the southern
shore the Great Lakes from New
York to Illinois, inclusive. These flva
6tsies Nef Yoik, Pennsylvania, Ohio..,
tediana aid Illinois rim in a line
side by side. New York has furnished
Arthur. Cleveland and Roosevelt;
Pennsylvania, Buchanan; Ohio, Hayes,
Garfield and McKinley; Indiana, Har
rison, and Illinois, Lincoln and Grant.
Her Kerve Saved Several Uvea,
A year ago the husband of Mrs.
Mary Hirsch, a New York woman, met
with an injury that prevented hinv
from attending to his work and also
made bim subject to epileptic fits.
Mrs. Hirsch is an expert needlewo
man, and has been able to keep the
family together, in spite of the fact
that her husband had taken to drink.
The other morning after a hard night's
drinking, he arose from the breakfast
table, drew a revolver from his pocket
and said: "I am going to kill you alh"
There was Insanity in his look, but
Mrs. Hirsch remained perfectly cool.
"Where did you get that pistol?" sh
asked, pleasantly, as the madman,
came toward her. He did not answer,
but leveled the weapon at her head.
The woman never flinched, but said
in ever tones: "Now, Henry, if you
oo that they will lock you up, and
then you won't be able to get a drink
at all." The maniac had been prepar
ed for resistance, for terrified cries,
for flgh for anything but this. Jt
confused him and he muttered, "That's
so," as lie put away the weapon and'
left the house. Half an hour later he
was on his way to the insane depart
ment at Believue hospital. Mrs.
Hirsch was terribly shaken by the ex
perience, but soon recovered.
THE CHAMPION WING SHOT.
Cpt. Bor4a Uaa a Dangerous Excell
ence but Comes Oat Unhurt.
Ferris Wheel Park. Chlca$, Nor.
4th. Capt. A. 11. Bogardus. the cham
pion wing shot of the world, has spent
the summer here. His shooting school
has been one of the features of the
Park during the season. He has giv
en many exhibitions and his skill with
the rifle is superb.
The Captain tells of a very close
call he once had when living at Elk
tart, 111. Ha had been a sufferer from
Kidney disease for several years and
It rapidly developed into Brlght's Dis
ease. All his friends told him that
this was incurable and that he would
never get better.
To say that he was alarmed is to
put it very mildly. This plucky man
had faced many dangers and it made
him sick at heart to think that at
last he was to be conquered by such
a cruel foe.
At last he heard of a medicine that
had cured many such cases Dodd's
Kidney Pills. He used them and was
completely restored to good health.
He 6ays: "I attribute my present
good health to Dodd's Kidney Plll
and to nothing else."
Longsrlty of Tortoises.
They say that the biggest Galanagos
tortoise now in Bronx park. New
York city, is at least 400 years old,
and so must have been living when
Columbus died. Dr. Hornaday, cf the
New York Zoological society, rests his
faith cn Walter Rothschild, of Lon
don, who has a tortoise which he saya
is much older than that, and Roth
schild has made tortoises his special
study, so that be is recognized as an
Largest In the World.
Walter Baker & Co., Ltd., Dorches
ter, Mass., are the largest manufactur
ers of cocoa and chocolate in the
world. They received a gold medal
from the Paris exposition of last year.
This year they have received three
gold medals from the Pan-American
exposition at Buffalo. Their goods are
the standard for purity and excellence.
The Smallest Piece of Real Estate.
The smallest parcel of real estate in
New York city is for sale. It is lo
cated at the corner of Third avenue
and East One Hundred and Forty
ninth street, and the lot is 6x14 inches.
A new building is going up on the
corner and the people who are erecting
it wanted the small lot. They offered
$200 for the sit. Frederick Fhl. tlm
owner, demands $1,000, and will very
likely receive it.
Plso's Cure for Consumption is an Infallible
medicine tor coughs ana colds. X. W. Samcu
Ocean Grove. N. J., Feb. 17. 1900.
An imaginative writer is one who
boasts of the prices he gets for his ar
ticles. AtL CP-TO-DATE IIOr.SICKEEPERS
Use Red Cross Boll Blue. It makes clothes
dean and sweet as when new. All grocers.
Pavirg experiments are to be made
in Havana with vitrified brick, gran
ite squares aud sandstone blocks.
Brooklyn. N Y., Oct. 31st. After In
vestigating Clarlield Tea, which is quit
univf-rsally acknowledged to be th t 8t '
family remedy, It Is not difficult to ox
.la,n-Jt5L.succ,'!,s,t 13 the nit-.iiciiie tor
GOOD RESULTS! It Is prepared hero
by the Oarlit-ld Tea Co.. in th. ir new and
attractive laboratory and is made wholly
ir?P.r,mp,e'' "Wt-et and withal. 11KALT11-JAr1,1"1',3-
Carf'l Tea jS thft
UKiUjAb herb cure for constipation,
and sick headache.
Envy is the lowest known form of
.Ladles Can Wear Shoe,
One fdze smaller after using- Allen's Foot
Kase, a powder. . It makes tight or nevr
shoes easy. Cures swollen, hot, sweating-,
aching- feet, ingrowing nails, corns
and bunions. All druggist, and. shoo
stores 25c Trial package l'HKE by maiL
Address Allen S. Olmsted, Leltoy, N. Y.
The virtues u woman boasts of he
MORR Fl.r'XI HLI! AM LASTING,
won't shak out or blow out; bv iislnar
Ueliance March you obtain better " result
than posslblo with nny otli.-r brand and
one-third more for sumo money.
The caterpillar and the glutton live
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES do not
stain the hands or tpot thi kettlo (ex
cept green and purple). Sold bj'tlrug.
gists, 10c per package.
We attract hearts by the qualities
we display; we retain them by the
qualities we possess. Suard.
Mrs. IVliiMow s (toothing- j-ra p.
rorrhlldrrn tpett'Dg. snfira. the sums, reduces f 7
asuiuuuloa.aUsjt pain, cure Lud colic iUotbotU
When a couple marry under the roso
they usually walk on a path of thorns
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