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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
AN 1NIML ARMY.
President Augell Proposes That a Balf
Million Men Be Enlisted
TO WOBI FOB THE OOUITBT.
We Can't Afford Not to Do It Why Not
Bnlitt Men to Woik aa Well aa Fight?
Productive Labor Better.and Safer
Great Public Worka Are Needed.
We reprint below an open letter ad
dressed to Congress by a man known
the wide world over. His proposition
is entirely reasonable and should re-
t celve the immediate attention of Con
gress which its wisdom and the destl
ill tution, distress and increasing1 despera'
tion of the unemployed seem to call
for. Something must be done and done
quickly. The plan of President Angel
is better than any we have heard of,
'and this paper warmly endorses it.
Kditor Wialth Makeus
Thou, too, sail on, 0 Ship of Bta!
Tali on, O Union, strong and great!
Hura4flltj with all Its fears,
With all the nope of future year,
Is banging breathless oil thy fate!
The following, which appeared in
Beaton daily papers of April 10th, was
itent in April to every member of Con'
gress, and is sow tent to the editors of
aouui, leu wuunuu uowivautn uu
1 magazines who receive "Our Dumb
Y Animals" each month.
' To th Members of the Honorable Senate
and Hume of Representatives of the
Umttd Statei of America:
I have read with interest in our dally
papers of tbe progress of this army and
of tbe various bodies of men who pro
pose to join it, either at, or before its
arrival at Wat-hlcgton, also tbe opin
Ions of General McCook of our United
States arm;, and various others upon
This armv may not reach Washington
with a sufllctont fore to endanger Con
gress or tbe United States treasury, and
these opinions of General Mc(.;ook and
Others may be wrong. Hut there is no
V doubt tbat there is in this country at
the preaent time a very, large number
fyf laboring men, willing to work, who
cannot find employment, and another
class who are anxious to stir up these
men to anarchy and the destruction of
property and life.
un the otner nana mere can no no
intn. t:uu u ud ukiuut riuu uidu hjuuv
' on public improvements of great value.
IflO (Ct man ArniM Via nnf. a.f wrA!' An
a ship canal from the Mississippi river
to Chicago another 100. 000 on a ship
canal from Lake Michigan, opposite
Chicago, to D-troIt another 100,000 on
enlarging the Erie to a ship canal from
Buffalo to Albany, possibly by the uie
of electricity, or otherwise, tht-ae canals
might brt kept open a large part of tbe
winter another 100,000 on a ship canal
acrots upper Florida from tbe Gulf of
.Mexico to tbe St. John's river another
large force in strengthening tbe levees
of the lower Mississippi and other
southern rivers another in draining
and irrigating vast tracts of wasteland,
and so preparing them for settlement
another in constructing fortifications
and breakwaters for the protection of
our harbors another in constructing
and improving national and state road.
and another in fighting the Russian
thistle, and in various other ways too
nuooeruu to mention.
If I mistake not, a very considerable
body of mtn might be profitably cm
'ployed in Washington itself, securing
"better tewerage. the filling of the Poto-
' mac Hate, building proper brldgesacross
I tbe river, and killing out tbe causes of
Now, I am not a Congressman, never
held a political office la my life, and
never want to; but I have In common
with others an -merest in the welfare
of our countiy and in promoting peace and
good-will bet wet all classes of Us citizens.
and with that view would inquire
whether it is not entirely within the
power of Congress to authorize the im
mediate enlistmont of one, two, three
or more hundred thousand men aa an
'Industrial Corps" of our regular army,
to be employed only in usefullndustrlee .
but to bo subject to as strict military
discipline, court martial trials, etc , as
the regular army; this "industrial
Corps" to be placed under the control
u'n,00r designated by Congress or
Testae nt. ine enlistment to be
Ui one, two or more yean, and the men
(put at wot k as ion as pws.lble in some
mr the wats above pciDod.
state governments may follow tbe
example of tbe L'nlud 8iate, and every
unerapioyeu man in me country, will
lug to work, have plenty to do.
If the question be aaked, "Can we
afford to give alt these unemployed
men employmtuir" I anawer, "Can m
tt'fora not 10."
. . .. ...... t. .
nut yniw, u aosoiuteiy necessary, we
postpone, tor a jer er two the building
of any more 11,000,000 warships and
M,WQ cannon, evtrv dUcharg of one
of which ousts from l.'too to loo,
Suppose during th next year or two
we waicn me outiy experiments of
Kuropcao governmeaU, which are
.nuctt more lively to tiy to keen their
uw rwe euueo quiet or ellin
hm at U.ntiar each other, than to
eqaie wjtn us u we t topvrly buhave
If we should gtt to ar today could
wo not ami, tuuln and uiiiri u0Mki
men in in ncid a ta.uy a we did
thirty jt ara ago
At d would not lh whirls of Industry
ustxiu a thjr did then?
Ai d H it but 4 tokut ti tttttt
rtB m turaiirM imi wm.iw men
mm on girat lljrnat Improve
vat f pub la valuo thin lobavaa
!, uf have him tnd tii f
. I. ANur:n,
rf. Wnrf th tkW-i MIUIM r.lur
MfihMt, Wm.u. '
TktaU.vr was alia Mat ta April l
try tnKitilwr of the Mauhutitt
lia rWUkMkrR line to Ihluairo.
! raw. Kait trains. Offlc IhS
TttK OKtOON bU VAIlUN.
Repablloana Trying to Scare and are
Poktlawd, Ore., May 7, 1894.
Editor Wealth Makers:
Read the following from the Oregon
lan of tb.s city:
If the legislature to be elected next
montn be not Republican, it will be
Populists. Do the people of Oregon
realize what It would mean te have m
Popollat legislature? No one would
consider, investments secure. Capita
would avoid the state. Those who have
money la vested here would withdraw It
as fast as possible. He would be a re
markable fool who would Invest any
thing or start any business in Oregon,
with the menace of Populist legislation
before him. The legislature may be
Republican, it mav be Populist, but It
win not do Democratic. Democrats,
therefore, who are identified with busl
ness and who understand tbe conditions
on which business depends, should
know what to do. A Populist Iegls'a
ture would be the greatest calamity
mat uregon nas yet sunerea.
' You see the Populists have soared the
great moguls of tho Republican party
in the state. Could anything be mora
pitiful than this appeal to Democrats to
save the g. o. p? This party In Oregon
represents the autocrats of Wall Street
and Europe. See tbe. plan they would
put Into force to retain the gold and
m"ke slaves of the ' people. God pity
the people should these men have the
power to roako the lawa to suit them
We have one sure way, and only one,
of replenishing the gold In tbe treasury
and of keeping up the supply. That
only way ia to clap revenue duties on
articles of universal consumption-
sugar, tea, coffee and other IndUpen
alble things of foreign production and
home consumption and make thesn
duties payable in gold. Then every
person in the United States will help to
keep up tbe gold supply in the treasury
and to maintain the true money stand
ard. We shall come to this yet; tbat
is, we shall be compelled to it. There
is now no other way.
Is not that tbe embodiment of wisdom?
Think of the calamity of letting the
Populists legislate with men having all
this wonderful financial wisdom rele
gated to the rear.
Joe Simons and his gang are terribly
frightened. They tent to attorneys
to Clackamas county to organ! zeUepub
llcan clubs in every school district.
Tho farmers turned out, but when the
attorneys harangued them they an
swered by giving them a piece of chalk
and invited them to solve a few fioan
clal problems; such as, how- issuing
bonds would lighten the burdens of the
people; how protecting tbe great trusts
who own all the manufactures of the
country would make the people rich abd
contented; how destroying half tbe
money of the country would make
money plentiful. These legal gents
were not expert in this kind of mathe
matics, and the'farmers declined to join
their clubs. One of them told a friend
tbat the 'old bayseeda were too well
posted for them to do anything in tbat
Subscribe at once for The Wealth
Makers and secure a book free. See
advertisement in another column.
A Plan to D al With the Liquor
There should be an inspector appoint
ed by the governor, whoae duty it should
be to inspect all malt or spirituous liq
uors sold in the state, and nothing bit
the absolutely pure should be allowed
to be sold.
It should be his duty to see that
iquors are bottled ar.d labelled true to
name. The tenure of office ot the liquor
agents should not be less than ten
The agency should only have one door
and that should op n on a publio street,
and the front should be of clear glass
There should be notbing to obi-truct the
view of any passer-by from seeing any
person in the room.
The bar should stand across the room.
and not'more than ten feet from the
There should not be any furniture in
front of the bar. Dehlnd the bar there
should be only such furniture as would
bs needed by the agent and his aaals
tants. Nooneelae should bo allowed
behind tbe bar at aay time.
There should be no gambling or games
or chance of any kind.
There should ba no advertising nor
obsoene or lewd pictures In the room or
on the walls.
There should be a card on the wall
with names and price of each kind of
drink for sale and another card with
When anyone gives an order for a
bottle tf any kind of drink he should
pay th agent, lia credit. Na peraon
noma be allowed to treat, or give tit
any other peroit any kind of drink nor
to give him th uuwMr will which to
buy, the sama in eraHut th a agency.
Hi puauhiin ni, in cum the liquor
agent munlu any vt the Ma ru! to
ha broken ur get InUuU-atod Mrr W.
for the flrtttul iJ.ould by law for
feit ton day tf hi warn; fur the
end iTne he ahou'd forfv.it on ninl
othl fur the third u IT tint hi
shouM get a dUhnur!t.:e ain-hare
aaJ W dUfrtm tU4 la thd tUto.
Let ua Ukw the lead of all t an, b
adopting thla prlncli-Ki Into Mr Mate
J, V, M, Mt huur.
V, V V H 4. H , A U4 .. H
Tho Reaping Time Ua Come.
Howe. Neb., May 8, 18!U.
Editor Wealth Makers:
The good old bok often comes around.
God is not mocked. As you sow so al
so shall you reap. And whether the
Coxey movement is right or wrong. It
has demonstrated that we are now
reaping the harvest of the seed sown in
this country for the last ,10 years, and.
oh, what a harvest it is! Millions of
working men who have no way to get
bread except by th'eir labor and no labor
to ao, anayevmuis, mines ana factory
standing still everywhere business
paralyzed people. human beings
starving: dark picture and growing
darker every day. And the darkest
thing about it is, that It is awfully true
Ob, there ta tbat gathereth and yet
scattereth, and this administration set,
eternally set against anything that
looks like a remedy, and our hoisting
Republican friends who expect to get
into power and give us a repetition of
tbe same causes that has brought about
the present condition of things. Aid
while they seem to be happy and re
jolclog at the prospect of triumph even
this fall and in '1MJ. It Is a fact tbat
there is not a prominent Republican in
tbe United States bat what has and is
now endorsing everything .Cleveland
has said abd done on the money ques
tion, which Is the all absorbing question
of tbe day. Yes sir, they have just laid
right down In bed with them,
Why should the people put them
back in power? Is it to our interest to
do it? Protection, they say. together
with an intrinsic balf bushel will cure
present conditions, Well, for heaven's
sake havn't we had tbat for 10 years
aod alnt we almost dead? And will you
give us more calomel and jalap? Don't
you all think we need a tonic?
In view of all these facts and many
more for tbe half has not been told
don't you think, Mr. Kditor, that it
becomes and ir the interest of every
man, without regard to political theo
ries, to act together and send such men
to coogrcas as will give us more money?
Turn looae ilfty dollars per capita in
this country of lawful United State
money and you will see the railroads
running on time, and the mines, mills,
and factories all at work, aod, Coxey'
army will go away like the fog before a
hot suo, and no place will be found for
them and nobody will bi starviug, and
the rich and poor will all be happy and
full of work and business.
We may be fools, but we know wha
we wan t. The ba by d jn'i k n o w much, '
but It knows what it 1 crying for and
nothing can evr stop that cry hut it
mother. It knows what it wants.
H. J, Johnston.
Parties Of No fee That Are Not
Babtlet, Neb., April 30, 1804.
Sditor Wealth Makers:
Parties are only organized to assist in
tbe election of men to make and exe
cute just laws; therefore, when a man or
a party ceases to bo progressive, they
are of no more use to a progressive peo
ple. Parties are formed by men and
should bo measured by the laws they
mike and the way they execute them.
If a people want a progressive party,
they must wa'ch those in power, and as
soon as a man ceases to be progreaalve,
embrace the first opportunity to get a
progressive man to fill his place; be
cause a party will be like its representa
tives; it makes no difference ab ut the
platform, A progressive prty must be
composed of progressive people, and a
progressive people must read progres
sive papers and bookt, or associate and
counsel with those that have read
them. That Implies that we must have
progressive editors and writers; and be
hind all these must be a desire to see
the Golden Rule fulfilled in carrying
out the purposes for whioh this govern
ment was formed by our fort fathers
But btforo we reaoh this we must a a
through a political revolution which
must be carried on by intelligent educa
tion of the people, explaining the causes
and pointing out tbe remedy by appeal
ing to tbe better principles of nea in
stead of appealing to their bater nature,
a is done by old pitrty papers aad
It i my d'l re to see the people of
this nation free from debt, free from
the bank, from uturr and monopolies
of evert kind, from KngtU'i dictator
ahtp I do not want futtun, unl we
can fue with aomethlni'bnttrr, I d i
not pairtmUa fulon paper, or men. I
do not pnp i to feed a nu4 that U
trying to down me and my n. lgnr,
il 1 can help it. JutlN U.nu,
We want C't thousand nw subcrl'
rortiu 4 tin VVkaltii Mamk. IU
t'cu m tif out nrt aeat nubicrllrr
help ua by ffidli g two mm nMf i
you r unttl'U Uigt yariy aurMutt
tar, d them la f-r ibrm ttr u
ujouiu fm out ih.vUI uiTor la
Tourists hum annntsuis rWt.
CoromrBt'lttg 1.! ulmr 5th, a TtmrUi
car ivatv Mkusit ltt ry ThurnUt
intimitis' an I run t ruii'o and
Aitwrt J." M l tdu53tM Jtnn'Uiin. ar
rlvtnf at 1 1 of ik in n thueo e.iiteL
Ithmtrl. U i. . I. train Na. II
which will tu.'U at ?ht point for ar
rlM'f Uio U V. It A N. train crty
li? vr, and U Knat:a arrlt
at PiieM'i wend nui nil (
H'ifiU'tf Kw.u r iOth, ItHirUt ear
will ).' Altart Ia rvory l'udA
itHirnlng and run tla MltiRiMIU & tit
1 4H)U U Uiro.itf u Arts' us Ui U Motnsa.
arrUInf at als-ht, and there uv v
and h" uka on ' ll f Ufa" rrl
day morning, aiul run vU vmaba lda
coia 164 tV.UTU!4 Li piMihU
For the benefit of the younger gener
ation, we reprint below some interest
ing figure's from the Peering Farm
Journal showing the dates on which tbe
Marsh Harvester, the Wire Binder and
the Twine Binder were flm pat out by
the leading harvester manufacturers.
The older generation doei not need to
be told. 1 1 remembers Huasey's Reaper
in 1833 and the McCormlck some twelve
yeara later, It remembers about read
ing in 1868 of the suoceas of the Marsh
Brothers In their new harvester. It
remembers how. the Deerlng people
held the field alone with this maehlne
during most of the seventeen years' life
of the patent. Then, when the patent
did expire, the older generation re
members that William Daerlng & Co,
came out with the Wire Binder. Thia
was In 1874, and the younger generation
even, can remember the rapid strides
that followed. How, after this pioneer
in automatic binders had had the field
for three years, McCormlck and the
other manufacturers fell Into line; and
how in 1878 the During people spoiled
tbe whole wire binder business by com
ing out with the Appleby Twine Binder.
B Ak old and young must smile ai they
now look back at the frantic attempts
made by the late converts to wlro bind
ers, to push tbat machine la the face of
the wonderful twine binder; and bow
t key finally were all ultimately com
po'led to fall into line and manufacture
the twine binder under the Appleby
patents. The Farm Journal tells the
story of tbe successive steps in manu
facture by means ot a witty drama en
titled "Crow and Quail," which is
clinched by the following statement:
"The following are the dates on which
various manufacturers began building
and putting on the market harvesters,
wire binders and Twine Binders. The
dates for During machines are exact.
1'hose fur competing firms are according
to our beit knowledge.
DK BRING lHT.fi
Osborne , is75
, ' ...iv,a
Buckeye ,,. ,,,1877
Automatic Binders were first put up
on machines and sold as follows
Oborne , , , ,1878
Tho Appleby Twine Binder was ap-
plied to the Marsh Harvesters as fol
Eiterly., ,.... .,1880
McCorm'ck 188 1
Champ! m. . . , , 1882
Wood..,.. ' 1802
A sharp Tongned judge.
Homo of Mr Justico Matthews' obiter
uiliu win oo long remomooreci, such aa
tbe remark, -Tho truth will occasion-
iiy 4i.uii out, even jn an unuiavic."
Hero is one of tho latest: In a dispute an
to what took ulaca before n into t
chambers counsel, who, like his oppo-
nent, wua not present there, remarked,
Jixpenoncre shows it is very unnroflta-
ble to refer to what took place there
when neither counsel was present,
"Often still moro so," said his lordship,
" when both were. "Pall Mall Gazette.
To the land of Red Apples via the
Missouri Pacific route Feb. 1st, for one
'are for the round trip good 30 days.
Call on Phil Daniels, C. P. & T. A. 1301
O street Lincoln, Neb,
it you uosire aay or me Doom m ou
t i m m . .a
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TREES AND PLANTS.
j un laut'M iret-s m iu worlct grow
lu Australia. They are a Kpeeles of
marsh yum ami aomo are mtid to ex
ceed 300 foet in height.
The resurrection plnnt, a native 01
South Africa, become dry and appar
ently lifolefM during drouth, but opens
it leave and assume all tho appear
once of life when rain falls.
The Victoria lily of (Julana ha a
circular leaf from six to twelve feet
in diameter. It is turned up at the
edge like a tray and can aupport, ac
cording to it ai.c, front 100 to 300
There Is a wild flower, resembling
an orchid, which grows in he vera)
parts of Turk'ey. It i an exact floral
Image, of a humming bird. The
broHst U green, the wings arc a deep
rose color, tho head and beak almost
There 1 a plant In Jamaica called
the life plant, because it lsalinot im
possible to kill it or any portion of it.
When a leaf Is cut off and hung up by
a string it sends out white thread
like root's, gathers moisture from the
air and begins to grow new leaves.
The Owen Olcndower oak, near
Shrewsbury, U forty-four feet In dU
aineter ot tho ground. It owes its
name to tho fact that in 1401 Owen
Olendower, the Welsh leader, climbed
Into Its topmost branches to reuon
nolter an approaching English army,
Tins banyan tre U a grovo of it
self. Us branches send out strimrv
filaments which finally reach the
ground, take root and become trunk.
One such tree in India lias 400 main
trunks and over 8,000 smaller. An
English army of 7,000 men lias been
sheltered at one time under its
The baobab tree of Ncuegal are de
nominated by Humboldt Uib "oldest
organic monuments of our plunet."
One he describes particularly as being
over joo feet In illutneter, and calcu
lates its age at the very least as 6,000
years. Its foliage forms a gigantic
green setnl-e.irclo over JiW foet high
and 4W) In diameter,
The siigo of coiiiiiicrco is mnile from
the. trunk of a palm tree. It is said to
be a most extraordinary sight to swj
the trunk of a largo tree cut down
Hnd In o few hours wholly converted
Into food, A single tree will provide
food enough for u man for a whole
year, and ten days' labor will convert
It into a palatable and nourishing ar
ticle of diet.
Both the Dom'icratlo aod fVpubllca'
parties have established bead-quarter
and are t'dty tirmmrini niiMo'i o
campaign documents to be sent out dur
ing this campaign,
It is the opinion of the shrewdest
politicians at Washington, tbat if the
People's Party takes advantage of the
blunders and infamy of the present
administration, there will be no trouble
,noleotIn Populist members enough
to hold the balanoe of power In tho
ooxt Congress, It is alio admitted by
tho closest obwrvers among both the
Democratic nd Rop ibllcan politician
tnftt tho noxt election of president will
00 thrown Into tho House, which will
lvo th0 Populists the power to dictate
who shall bo tbe next president of the
I United States? The election in the
state of Oregon comes off In Junn. tA
In Alabama in Ainrnst w i
U0Bt absolutely sure to carry labama.
rwi ...., ... '
7h"" TV 7, woitnor
Pr tbe old Partlo In Oregon. To help
w carry Oreon and Alabama Is to help
Put We and enthusiasm in our party in
every state In the Union.
The People's Party is composed of
tho great common people of the country
wno aro poor and honost. It has no
millionaires, bank or railroad corpora
tions upon which to call for campaign
Tbe National Committee has estab
lished hoad-quarters at Washington
whore it can procure an unlimited
amount of campaign llteraturo at a
small coat One thousand dollars used
in eur party will do as much wort aa a
hundred thousand dollars In olthor of
tho old parties.
After carefully considering the above
facts and the bright prospeota for our
party In the coming campaign, we foel
It our Imperative duty to appeal to out'
pooplo everywhere to come to the aid
of tho national committed in doln thl.
arreatwork. In the lost letlnn mm
party polted more than a tnlllloa vcta
We now earnestly appel to 1,000 of
that number to give us 13 each. 10.000
w i" u It each, 20,000 M cent each,
25 C",lU -r
I 'iu"a hj y;ir ua iu cen's
I and 5 onu ea)h. We also earnestly
ILL Zl' T ! ' VT.
"1 f8 r the caatm'ttoe, by taking
up colU;etlun, giving nterU!nnioU
re-lM un,.n,i. ...t.
, . . ' . vm ww
r w ua so, u our
rl 'r tlln uco tck tua
Wr f the partr in ut eon tribute ta that
uh. ai4 onl with hi MLa
" msn. ne can .tre,
ivpoid prwuiptly and llbirat! ma
mwv4 that wUi bio the aUa far alt
Urn ti em.
All ettrlbaM-'n should be mb to
M. C. Ii'ikltt, Terr lUato, Ind , who
la rM.ir of tU Ntl ol 0amltw
Vr Truly Yoar.
J. II. I t H, Tai'anxacK,
L4. Mu t et ut sf hi, a Umu.
I'm North eUr M u rhlfun
Uwrak. at Intlaa, Offic un
ILLS FLESH IS HEIR TO.
Europe, hns 333,200 blind, 230,209
deaf mutes. '
Consumption is most common in Bel
glum, Scotland and Canada.
I a the United States forty persona
In every 1,000 are color blind.
One of every ten cases of sickness in
England Is due to rheumatism.
During the last Turco-Rnasian war
the Russian army lost 40,000 men by
Deaths from alcoholism are most
numerous la Russia, Denmark and
It Is computed that there are in the
United Htates 48,000 blind and 33,900
In the United .States, In every 10,000
deaths there are 300 annually from
In most countries diphtheria hu
nearly doublod the, number of its
victims In twenty years.
Apoplexy Is most common in France,
there being 300 deaths Jn every 10,000
annually from this cause.
Nearly one-fifth of the human racn
die front consumption or some other
form of pulmonary disease.
During the civil wsr in this conntrf
there were 2S4.700 cases of rheuma
tism among the Union -'troops.
In 1871 yellow fever carried off SU,.
000 persons at llueuot Ayres, or over
ten per cent of the populktlon.
Disease of the eyes is the curse of
the (ierman people. In Germany
there are at present 37,300 blind per
sons. Cancer is most, common la Russia,
Norway and Switzerland. In Geneva,
of every 10,000 deaths, S30 aro duo to
In the visitations of the cholera at
1'aris tin? epidemic has always been
most fatal among persons living above
the second story,
The black death of 1346 carried off
24,000.000 persons In Europe, more
than 30.000 towns and villages being
totally depopulated. As lato as 1380
ships were found at sea with all tho
crew dead on board, -
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A fire ball, so brilliant that It wan
ecn In midday, passed over tho Irish
sea on May 9 lust.
It Is believed that In tho future hay
will be so prepared that it will bo fit
for the food of man.
The distance from ' the farthest
point of polur discovery to the pole is
said to be less than BOO miles,
There are forty-eight distinct dis
eases of tho eye. No other organ of
the human body has somany.
It is estimated that tbe terrible
Zante earthquake of 18'JO traveled
with an average velocity of three and
one half miles per second.
Lcroyal, tho French engineer, re
ports the discovery of a tribe of good
Indians in tJuerrero, Mexico, over 400
of them, petrified, in a natural cave
extending fifteen mites under ground.
An alloy that adheres so firmly to
glass that it may bo used to solder
pieces together Is made by a French
chemist, A. V, Walter, from Mlnety
fivo parts of tin and five parts of cop
per. Tho alloy may be hardened or
sofUmod, or made more or less fusible
by adding from one-half to one per
cent of lead or zinc, ,
A meteorite of 2U7 pounds, found by
Professor A. Ileilprln in 1801, near
(lodhaveo, Disco Islandhas been pro
nounced tempered steel, its extraor
dinary hardness having possibly re
sulted from rapid cooling In snow,
ice or water. It contains iron, nickel,
sulphur, traces of carbon, chlorine,
phosphorus and chromium.
Dr. Uulsson of Paris, is the author
of a pamphlet treating of a certain
prevention and cure of hydrophobia
by vapor baths. The author has
tested his plans for years with, it is
claimed, almost Invariable success,
and Is so convinced of Its infallibility
that he offers to submit himself to in
occuJotlou with the virus of a rabid
HUMORS OF THE HOUR.
1 III !! 1
First Insurance Agent How do you
find business? Kecond Ditto Why. I
go out and look fur It of course.
Johnny Is there any difference, pa,
between common salt and chloride of
sodium? Pa Yes, Indeed; about 85 a
Iloreley See old Knobson'a wi.f la
Uox K putting on airs? Snorley
I'm glad to hear that she has put ou
"Uraele, I have brought you this
beautiful orange, and now 1 want a
kls" "You can have a Ms, jmpa, for
that orange and six coupons."
Nubserlher, to editor llow'a the
liewkpuper btmltie now? Kditor
Hplendid! Jiut got IM out of tltrt
railroad for t-iittlug off my leg.
"I Wg your pardon, but U thU neat
engaged. The nmld'it kurveyad
hint from head ta foot ant then U,
with dignity, ta wltU h her snapping
eyes a l l.id eutd4U: V Urn seat
Un't nt-ed, but I am," H 4t el
whens I lrt Mu.Uul-i . had not lee that
I must tmi ton tatUy, fr I haven't
paid any rviit for Hiii tUt a ) r,
8eeoti Mu UmiI - Uoitirtr Uld) edn .
tie ! lli jtit my vi. 'lrt
htti o -Wl. tt da you 4y, tli, ta
V hitl((i; .
Hungry Hltfgliivtvnt'l you vUh
jrtt m rlU vitoinfli ta wr tltn
ttioud? trry W ,lk,i I ai I mi
that 1 tU M ).u vr Uinm-iudt )u
got ta a var gMht vldhs an t if yu
wear g,( rlotlie you gut ta keep
sttavea up and wsht, ?
I I iliti think It nUkt W U.
HiltUul to tiAwl aHwt ana puv at
tuurvrt a jou ilo, VtolitiUt - Yes,
Kudu ut s (inly tin r are (wattaik sUKs
tu th uUu w travri la tmlr ta
play ut ts.iu, riv and we hav l pUf
at vvtttttrtt ta nab) u ta trawl.
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