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. l'arift Letter London Telegraph.
The recent double execution of
Allorto tud Sellier at La Koquettw
has again given i ise to a consider
able amount of discussion as to the
moral effect of the ."guillotine" on
the criminal classes. It is quite pos
sible that President CarnotV sever
ity in according few reprieved has
had a deterrent effect on the cut
throats who had learned to expect
.so much from the misplaced clem
ency of M. Grevy. This would seem
to be borne out by the observations
of the Abbe Faure, chaplain ; of La
Roquette prison, who has just com
municated a report on his ministra
tion to the government. The abbe
believes that no other punishment
which may be su bstituted for execu
tion by the "guillotine" will hava so
fear-producing an effect as the terri
ble instrument of justice at the ser
vice of the public headman.
In his report the abbe draws a
realistic picture of the suspense in
which the doomed murderer livea
from day to day, until he heard eith
er his summons to the scaffold or the
news of a reprieve. Nearly all the
murderers seek consolation more or
less in religion, according to the de
gree of education which they have
received, and none of them give up
the hope of a reprieve until the last
moment. The condemned criminals
rarely or, never sleep when they know
that their time is approaching, or if
they do it is only to doze off into a
horrible dream, from which they
jump up all livid with fear and dread.
Sleeping or waking the "guillotine."
the .lunette, the headsman and his
assistants are for ever present to
their imaginations. Out of eleven
persons whom the abbe attended dur
ing his six years of office only three
were really asleep when their sum
On the whole, the French system of
keeping criminals in suspense for
weeks or months is a severe pne; but
neither the prison chaplain, who con
siders it his duty always to buoy up
the doomed men with hope, nor the
magistrates and police officials who
deal vith the dangerous classes, are
iuclined to recommend its alteration
in any of its details.
a i oil
His Wife Felt Kerrons.
From the Chicago Journal.
A Denver gentleman who has been
on a camping tour through the
mountains has recently returned and
relates an incident which testifies to
the statement that even the most
dangerous callings become ordinary,
every -day affairs .to the men engaged
in them, the element ot danger being
apparently lost ight of. He was
driving his team across a mountain
road when, coming to a narrow
place, another team was met. Inthis
latter were the driver and his wife,
and as the passage was narrow and
rough, there being many bowlders
on the side where the turning out
had to be made, his wife got out of
the wagon. This was to be expected,
but when the Denver tourist saw her
run somewhat speedily to hide her
self behind a large rock, it somewhat
astonished him. .
"I say," he asked, "what makes
your wife act that way?"
''Oh, I don't know exactly, but I
guess she may be a little scared."
"But what is she scared about?"
"Oh, I have got some stuff in my
wagon which she does not like to see
bumped over these rocks," and he
coolly proceeded to head his team
over the bowlders.
"Say, what have you got in your
"You see those three boxes well,
they are full of giant powder.
"My God, man, you don't intend
to drive over those rocks with all
that explosive matter?"
''Yes, I do. Why not? I have
been teaming giant powder for ten
"But it might explode and blow
us, horses and all to the devil."
"What of it? We would never
know what hurt us, would we?"
And it was with difficulty that he
was persuaded to wait and carry it
about fifty feet.
The Summer Heat.
The original sorrce of t he summer's
heat is the sun, but many local causes
tend to modify and vary the action.
The earth is really farther from the
sun in summer than in winter, so
that the warm weather does not de
pend upon the greater proximity of
the source of heat. It is due to the
fact that in summer the northern
hemisphere is turned more directly
towards the sun, so t hat it receives
it3 rays in a more vertical direction,
while in winter it is turned farther
away, and the oblique heat rays are
unable to raise the temperature to
any great degree. The .varying length
of the days is also an important ele
ment, as the long days of summer
allow the earth to be exposed for a
longer time to the influence of the
source of heat.
The thermal summer, that is, the
period of greatest heat, does not cor
respond with the astronomical sum
mer. On June 21 the sun rays are
. most nearly vertical, and the earth
is exposed to their influence for a
greater proportion of the twenty
four hours, but the hottest weather
is not generally experienced till about
a month later, and, similarly, the
greatest cold does not occur until
.after the winter solstice. A certain
amount of time is necessary for the
, increasing heat of the approaching
summer to counteract the cold of the
preceeding winter, and vice versa. A
similar delay is noticed in the daily
fluctations of temperature; the hot
test part of the day is not at noon,
but about 3 o'clock, while the lowest
temperature of the night is reached
in the early morning hours. Popul
ar Science News.
An acre of land devoted to small
fruits will often give a larger return
than five acres devoted to grain.
TWO OF A KIND.
"I wouldn't marry the best mat
that ever lived!" And she meant it.
or, what answers the same purpose,
she thought she meant it. After all,
how few of us ever really know whit
we mean? "I engaged myself once,
when a girl, and the simpleton
thought he owned me. I soon toot
the conceit out of him, and sent him
away about his business, ihe voicb
was now a little sharp. What . won
der, with so galling a memory? "No
man shall ever tyrannize over me
never! What the mischief do you
suppose is the matter with this sew
"Annoyed at your logic, most like
ly," said my friend, a bright young
matron, as she threaded her needle.'
"My husband is not a tyrant, Miss
flI am glad you are satisfied," was
the laconic answer.
It was quite evident by theexpres-
of the dressmaker s face that
she had formed her own opinion
about my friend's husband, and was
quite competent to form and express
an opinion on any subject. Miss
Kent was a little woman, fair
a girl and plump as a robin. She
wasn't ashamed to own that she was
forty years old and an old maid. . Shu
had earned her own living most of
her life and was proud of it. She was
a good nurse, a faithful friend and a
iollv companion, but stroke her the
wrong way and you'd wish you
hadn't in much shorter time than it
takes me to write it Her views on
all eucjects were strikingly original,
and not to be combated.
"What are you going to do when
you are old?" persisted the mistress
of the establishment.
"What other folks do, I suppose."
"But you can't work forever."
"Can't say that I want to."
"Now, Miss Kent, a husband with
means, a kind, intelligent man"
"I don't wantany man. 1 tell you
Mrs. Carlisle, I wouldn't marry the
best man living, if he was as rich as
Croesus, and would die if I didn't
have him. Now, if you have exhaust
ed the marriage question, I should
like to try on your dress."
There was something behind all
this I knew well. My friend's eyes
danced with tun; and as Miss Kent
fitted the waist, she threw me a letter
from the bureau.
"Read that," she said, with a
knowing look, "It may amuse you."
This is what the letter said:
"My Deak Jennie I shall be delighted to
spend a month with yon and your husband.
There most be, however, one stipulation
about m.v visit you must say no more
about marriage. I Khali never be foolish
again. Twenty years ago today I wrecked
my whole life." ('"Better embark in a new
ehip, hadirt he?" put in Jennie, notto voce.)
"So unsuitable was this marriage, so utterly
and entirely wretched Lave been its f:one
tjuences, that I am lorced to beJteve the mar
riage institution a mistake. So, lor the last
time, let me assure you that 1 wouldn't mar
ry the best woman that ever lived, if by so
doing I could save her lile.
Your old cousin, Mark Lansino."
"Rich, isn't he?" said Jennie, and
then pointed to the chubby little fig
ure whose back happened to be
I shook my head and laughed.
"You'll see," said the incorrigible!
"See what?" inquired Miss Kent,
quite unaware of our pantomine.
"That parties which are chemically
attracted will unite. Of course an
alkali and an acid. Don't you think
this sleeve a little too long, Miss
"Not after the seam is off. But
what were you saying, Mrs. Carlisle?
The other day at Prof. Boynton's I
saw some wonderful expeiiments."
"And did they succeed?" inquired
"So will mine. I never yet botched
a job in my life."
"I don t think I quite understand
you," replied Miss Kent, perplexed.
"JNor 1 always grow scientific
when talking about marriage, my
"Bother!" was all the little woman
said, but the tone whs much better
natured than I expected.
The next week Cousin Mark arriv
ed, and I liked him at once. An un
happy marriage would have been the
last thing thought ot in connection
with that gentleman. He had nc-
accepted the situation like
a m an, Jennie told me, and for
fifteen years carried a load of misery
that few could have endured. Death
came to him at last, .and now the
poor fellow actually believed himself
an alien from domestic happiness.
Singular as it may appear, Cousin
Mark Was the embodiment of good
health and good nature; fifty, per
haps, though he didn't look "it, and
-i e s
as rotund ana as iresn m his way as
the little dress maker was in hers. As
I looked at him I defied anybody to
see one and not be reminded of the
other. True, he had more of the pol
ish which comes from travel and
adaption to different classes and in
dividuals, but he was not a whit
m ore intelligent by nature than the
bright little woman whom Jennie
determined he should ranrry.
"I was surprised you should think
it necessary to caution me about that,
Cousin mark," cooed the plotter, as
she stood by his side, looking out of
the window. "The idea of my bein
so ridiculous! ' and m the same
breath, and with a wfnk at me,
Lome, let us ere to mv sitting-room
We are at work in there, but it won't
make any difference to you, will it?"
Of course Cousin Mark answered
xo, promptly, as innocent as n
dove about the trap being laid : for
"This is my cousin, Mr. Lansing,
Miss Kent." And Mr. Lansing bowed
politely and Miss Kent arose, dropped
her scissors, blushed and sat down
again. Cousin Mark picked up the
refractory implements, and then Mrs.
Jennie proceeded with rare caution
and tact tq her labor of love
Cousin Mark, at her request, read
aloud an article from the Popular
bcience Monthly, drawing Miss Kent
into the discussion as deftly as was
ever fly drawn into the web of a spi
"Who -was that lady, Jennie?"
Cou3in Mark inquired in the evening.
"lou mean Miss Kent; said Jen
nie, looking up from her paper. "Oh
she is a lady I have known for a long
time. She is making some dresses
for me now. Why?"
"She seemed uncomonly well posted
"for a woman."
Under any other circumstances
Mrs. Carlisle would have resented
this, but now she only queried, "Do
you think so?" and that ended it.
Two or three invitations to the
sewing-room were quite sufficient to
make Cousin Mark perfectly at home
there, and after a week he became
familiar enough to say: . . .
"If you are not to busy, I should
like to read you this article."
"Oh, I am never too busy to be
read to," Miss Kent would say. ''Sit
down, by the window, in this com
fortable chair, and let's hear it."
After a couple of weeks, when the
gentleman came in hoarse with a
sudden cold, Miss Kent bustled
about, her voice full of sympathy,
and brewed him a dose which he de
clared he should never forget to his
dving day: but one dose cured. After
this occurrence Miss Kent was a real
ly wonderful woman
Ah, what an arch-plotter! She let
them skirmish about, but not once
did she give them a chance to be
alone together. Her plans were not
to be destroyed by premature con
hdences, until the very evening pro
ceeding Cousin Mark s departure for
California. Then Miss Kent was very
demurely asked to remain and keep
an eye on Master Carlisle, whom the
fond mother did not like to leave
quite alone with his nnrse.
" Yv e are compelled to be gone a
couple of hours," said she; "but
Cousin Mark will read to you won't
"Certainly, it Miss Kent would nice
it, replied the gentleman
The infant Carlisle, thanks to good
management, was never awake in
the evening, so the victims of this
matrimonial speculation would have
plenty of time. The back parlorwas
the room most in use during the
evening, and out of this room was a
closet with a large blind ventilator,
and out of this closet a door leading
to the back stoop and garden. Im
agine my surprise when I was told
that Mr. Carlise was going to the
lodge,., and that we, after profuse
warnings about the baby, and prom
ises not to be gone to long, were to
proceed to this closet over-looking
the back parlor by the way of the
back gate and garden. In vain I
"W hy, you little goosie, laughed
Jennie "there'll be fun enough to last
a lifetime. John wanted to come aw
fully, but I knew he'd make an awful
noise, and spoil everything, so I
wouldn't let him." t
The wily schemer took the precau
tion f o lock the closet door from the
outside, so there was no fear of de
tection. On a high bench, still as
two mice, we awaited results.
Presently, Cousin Mark, as if arous
ing from a protracted rcvery, asked,
"Would you like to have me readr
"Oh, 1 am not particular, replied
"Here's an excellent article on elec
tive affinities. How would vou like
Jennie'e elbow in my si He almost
took away my breath.
"Who is it byr she inquired.
Jennie exclaimed (clear in my ear),
"That's to gain time, see if it ain't."
"It's by a prominent French writer,
I believe," answered Cousin Mark.
"I don t think I care for a transla
tion tonight," said Miss Kent.
"Nor I; nor reading of any kind,"
he continued. "This is mylast even
ing in New York, Miss Kent."
"I hope you've enjoyed your visit,"
Jennie (into mv very head this
time), "She's as shy as a three-year-old
"I didn't think I should feel so bad
about leaving," Cousin Mark went
"He is the wreck, you remember,"
A long pause.
"I think I hear the baby," ex
claimed Miss Kent.
"Oh, no," said Cousin Mark. "You
are fond of babies, are you not, Miss
No answer from Miss Kent.
"I have been a very lonely man,
Miss Kent," Cousin Mark resumed,
"but I never realized how lonely the
rest of my life must be until I came
to this house."
"Oh, how lonely!" echoed Jennie.
"Now I must return corny business
and to my boarding-house boarding-house
for a man so fond of do
mestic life as I am. Miss Kent."
Just then we very distinctly heard
a little kind of a purr, which sounded
very like a note of intense sympathy
from Miss Kent.
"I have friends in San Francisco,
of course," said Cousin Mark, "but
no fireside like this, no one to care
for me it I a mill, nobody to feel verv
badlviflcJie." ' "
"That'll fetch her," said Jennie.
"I wish that I lived in San Francis
co," said Miss Kent, in a little quiv
ering voice. "You could call upon
mo at any time if you needed any
thing." Jennie in convulsions.
"If you will go to California with
me, Miss Kent. I'll wait another
week." : " .
"Why, Mr. Lansing, what do you
mean? What would folks say," she
said. . "
"We don't care for folks," said
Mark. "If you will go, we. will ha ve
a house as pleasant as money can
make it. You shall have birds and
flowers and horses, and all the scien
tific monthlies that you want, deuced
if you s''a'n't, and you shall never
sew another stitch for anybody but
me. Will you be my wife?"
Just then Jennie and I stepped up
another peg, and there was that lit
tle old ni aid, who would not marry
the beSt mn that ever lived, hugged
close to the man's breast who
wouldn't marry the best woman that
ever lived, not even to save her life.
We came away then, but it's my
opinion that they remained in just
that position, till" we rang the bell
half an hour later.
"How did you know?" I asked of
Jennie. , .
"My dear," she answered, "my
whole reliance was upon human na-
ture: and let me tell you. dear goosie,
whatever else may fail, that never
"Why, Miss Kent, what makes you r
. ' .io" :..s..:..,wi t,,;
SO Very rcui unjuncu .jt-mijiu
UDon entering; and tousin Mark.
how strangely you look! your hair
is all mussed up."
:And I hope to have :t mussed of
ten," said Cousin Mark, boldly. "Miss
Kent and I are to be married this
Jennie laughed till her face was
nurnlp. nnd when I went unstnirs.
, i T . . J
Miss Kent was pounding her back.
W aveiiey Magazine.
The World's Coal Supply,
In view of the question which has
suggested itself k on mow than one
occasion as to how long it would be
before -the old world coal deposits
would become exhausted, the Deuts
che Handels-Museum supplies some
interesting figures, relating to the
world's coal fields outside of the
North American continent. Accord
ing to these the low countries, Switz-
erland, Denmark, Germany, and Bo
hemia, possesses coal mines of a sur
face area of about 59,000 square
miles. Russia alone has 22,000
square miles. The deposits of the is
land of Formosa amount to some
thing like 10,000 square miles, some
of the coal veins ranging up to 96 feet
in thickness. The coal fields of Austria,
Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Tur
key, and Persia cover about 39,000
square miles, those of India 35,000,
and those of -Japan 6,000 square
miles, while those of China are esti
mated at the euormous fijrure of
400,000 square miles. But these are
: The Falkland islands, Patagonia,
and Peru are very rich in coal, while
the southern part of Chui is oneim
mense deposit. In Brazil veins vary
ins? in thickness from 17 to 25 feet
are found in numbers, and in the
United States of Columbia there is an
abundance of the mineral. Mexico and
tha Vancouver islands are all well
supplied, there being probably not
far from 20,000 square miles, while
the deposits thus far discovered in
Tasmania, New Caledonia, and Natal
are estimated to cover 100,000
sauare miles, the lanrer number of
these deposits not yet having been
W ithout reckoning the Immense
stores of coal in the United States,
and merely reiving upon those given
above, there seems to be but little
prospect of a coal famine for some
A Curions Advent nre on a Locomotive.
A curious adventure happened the
other day to Mr. D. Campbell, late
honorary assistant engineer, Public
Works Department, and now permanent-way
inspector of the Indian
Midland Railway. As he was travel
ing on the Cawnpore Line some
twelve miles out of Jhansi, seated on
the front part ot a locomotive, he no
ticed in front of him a large number
of vultures collecting nnd evidently
disputing over some object, which, as
the engine drew near, proved to be
the carcass of a jackal, probably kill
ed by a passing train. The locomo
tive, with the inspector in front,
charged in among these birds, who
to abide by their prey. The result
was that while some were killed oth
3rs af them were thrown against Mr,
Campbell, whom they straightway
proceeded to attack in a most vicious
manner, tearing his clothes, and in
flicting considerable wounds on his
hands and face. He was able, how
ever, to retain his position on the en
gine,and todefend himself fro m further
injury, and he considers himself for
tunate in escaping without anything
more serious happening. London
The Slyness of the Crawfish.
A correspondent of the Forest and
Stream writes that he recently ob
served a very cunning and ingenious
trick ot a crawfish (or crayfish) for
catching flies. "Sitting on the bank
of a muddy pond, or 'borrow pit,'
over the surface of which many small
flies were swarming about, I observed
that the crawfish came to the surface
near the water's edge, and, turning
over on the side, the tail probably
touching bottom, with claws and
legs 'sprudling' about in the water,
he assumed the exact semblance ot
dead creatures floating on the water.
In, a, few seconds flies would alight on
the apparently dead crawfish, and as
soon as one got into the proper posi
tion there was a sodden and instan
taneous flip, when fisli and flies would
disappear together under the water.
In a few seconds more he would ap
pear on the surface and go through
t he same maneuver, with the same
result. There were, perhaps, two or
three dozen of them in sight at the
same time, and all industriously
gaged in the fly catching game."
From the New York Graphic.
You can buy postage stamps in
New York in considerable qualities at
10 to 12 per cent, discount. They
are not sold by the government, of
course. If there is a one-price, no
discount concern in existence it is a
government post-office. These pos
tage stamps lack gum enough on
their backs to , attach them firmly
without new applications of mucil
age, and thereby hangs the secret of
their cheapness. The courts have
ruled time and again that it is not
theft to take a package from the top
of a delivery box. Yet thousands of
papers are so placed every day in
New York, because they are too large
to go into the box itself. And fully
one-third of those so left are taken
off by collectors who make it a busi
ness of removing the stamps and re
selling them. I have heard of a man
ufacturing concern whose postagb
amounts to over $5,000 a year, us
ing no other stamps but these. It is
quite an item of saving in expense.
A Londoner advertises that he Is "penra
plaster manufacturer to her majesty Us?
"Jimmy" Hope, the bank rohher, hns
been discharged from Auburn prison, where
his vaulting ambition sent him.
The National Association of Sleeping: Cat
Porters will use its organized interest ix
opposition to the wearing; of yellow shoes.
The shah spent $125,000 for hotel and
railroad expenses on his latest tour. Ecu-ope
is glad that it costs the shah so much tc
travel. " 1
Berry Wall, in his latest chapter on men
dress and adornment, lays down the rule
that the bigger the watehOain the lighter
the man who jarears it.
John Goslow, a street-car driver In Sac
Jose, CaL, has been arrested for fast driv
ing, and a new crop of headlines, based on
"what's in a name!" may be expected from
the Pacific slope.
A very old pear tree is now standing on
the grounds of W. H. Smith in Richmond,
Me, Its exact age is not known, but its
identity can be traced back for 150 years
It still bears fruit.
It is claimed that a new discovery in tan
ning will revolutionize the leather business
and make shoes five times as durable as
now. The revolution will be not only in
ahoemaking but in lasting.
A girl caught the small-pox on a Pacific
Mail steamer and her father has sued the
company for $25,000. , It is not enough that
the patient is pitted. Something mere sub
stantial than sympathy is wanted.
A bird, snow white, and standing seven
feet high, is reported to have been shot at
Dundee, Ind. It weighs less than four
pounds. For want of the proper name, the
people call it the "phantom heron."
A feminine summer boarder, who last
week killed a rattlesnake in Passaic county,
N. J., will wear the tanned sirin of her
victim as a girdle. She gave the snake a
"belt" and it politely reciprocates.
There is a growing exportatation of
American hogs to Mexico, but the duty
charged on Mexican pigs entering this
country has compelled the shutting down of
lead mines in that country. This is not re
Grace'Vwas a title assumed by Henry
IV. of England in 1399. "Excellent Grace"
was assumed by Henry VL, about 1425.
This continued the title by which the king
was addressed till 1603, the time of James
1., when it was succeeded by the title
A peculiar industry has sprung up near
Albany since 1883, that of supplying crushed
atone for asphalt and macadamized roads.
The quarry from which the stone is taken
is operated night and day. One thousand
tons of rock a day are crushed and 250 cars
are used in transporting the fragments of
rock to all parts of the country.
Dwellers in Florida who are fortunate
enough to possess pet sand-hill cranes have
discovered that they are alert night watch
ers. No tramp or thief can approach the
premises without hearing a clear bugle note
of alarm. The cackling of a goose saved
Rome and the cry of a sand-hill crane per
forms the same service for the' Florida hen
roost and smoke-house.
Dr. Wace, the principal of King's college,
said in the course of a recent speech that al
though the study ot dead languages might
be very valuable "in developing intellectual
faculties and sympathies, he could not see
why the same degree of mental intelligence
could not be promoted by the study nf
modern languages, and particularly by the
study of English classics."
There was one thing at Hatfield with
which the shah was much struck, says the
Manchester Guardian, the magnificent
chapel in which service is. daily said while
the family are in residence. The shah
wished to know if all the English nobility
had prayer-houses, and was much amazed
to learn that the son of the prime minister
was the parish priest in Hatfield.
A religious society has been formed in
Cleveland under the name of the Cleve
land Evangelization society, , which has
bought a wagon, with the intention of hav
ing the vehicle driven through the streets
of Cleveland on Sundays and of having
addresses made from it on religious topics.
The clergyman who will make addresses
from the wagon will especially aim to in
duce their hearers to go to church.
- The holidays of the Paris board school
children are holidays indeed. The munici
pal council allots a considerable, sum of
money to the school authorities for sending
the most deserving pupils on holiday tours.
In former years the tours have been to
Rouen, Harve, Mont St. Michel, etc. This
year, in order to enable more children to
share in the treat, the tours will be con
fined to Versailles, Fontainebleau, and
other environs of Paris.
A couple of good natured Frenchmen got
into a quarrel and challenged each other to
fight The morning of the duel they and
their seconds tramped through the woods
to the fatal spot, when one of the duelists,
the challenging party, tripped and fell.
His second helped him to his feet. "I hope
you are not hurt!" said the other duelist.
"I'm not much hurt; I only bumped my
nose on the ground." Does it bleed!"
"Yes, a little. " "Heaven be praised I
Blood flows, and my honor is vindicated.
Give me your hand, old boyj"
Pigeon-flying is growing to be an absorb
ing amusement in England, particularly
among the Birmingham laborers. The
spread of the sport has developed quite a
new branch of railway traffic. It is the
practice of fliers to send their birds in
baskets, addressed to the station-master
at a particular . station, with the request
that he release them, mark on a label the
time that they were released, and return
the basket. This request is regularly grant
ed. The officials rather like the work. In
cloudy weather porters have been known to
feed birds for three days before setting
Visitors to the Paris exposition seem just
now intent on illustrating the superfluous
nessof the very appliances of civilization
which the world show is designed to de
velop. Thus Kerr Loewy of the Vienna
Extrablatt, showed it was quite possible for
an Austrian to see the exposition without
availing himself of the railways if he only
possessed a gig and knew how to drive it.
Then a Russian Cossack officer, Lieut.
Michel Ascef, went a step further and dis
pensed with the gig. He rode on horseback
from Lubny to Paris. Now a party of a
dozen English visitors have shown that the
Paris hotels are not indispensable. They
have taken with them a large tent, fitted
with a portable stove and twelve ham
mocks, and they camp out at night on the
no-man's-land beyond the fortifications.
Investigations have been made by Dr.
Lawson to test M. Barriere's proposed em
ployment of refuse cocoanut fiber for the
automatic closing of shot-holes. According
to this a quantity of the powdered refuse is
taken before it is quite dry and subjected to
a heavy pressure,under which it forms a sort
of brittle millboard. In his investigations
Dr. Lawson took a plate of this substance
' eighteeh inches square and three-f onrths of
an inch thick, and using it as one side of a
water-tight box fired three shots with a
bullet one-half inch in diameter through it
without a single drop of water issuing
through the bulletholes, the material clos
ing up automatically behind the bullet. In
another instance a bullet one inch in diame
ter was fired through the material. This
was at first followed by a jet of water, but
n no longer than a few secondt of time the
flow diminished in volume, and in the course
one mtnute had completely ceased.
Largest In tit West.
Te anv ot our readers who liars any
thing th.t needs cleaning or coloring we
would call their attention to the Lincoln
Eteam Dye Works. Office 1105 O St., Lin
coin. Neb. They clean and color all kinda
of ladies and gents' clothing and guarantee
first-class work. Send to them lor price
list. Goods sent by express or mail.
Tha hansom eah. "the London condola."
is comparatively a modern creation.
Buy Union SoaDand make a cueis. Ask
your grocer about it to-day.
Drv eoods are worshiped ia this world
more than the Lord iz.
Tha, Avil owes most nf his sukeess tew
to the fackt that he is alwus on hand.
PERRY DAVIS' PAIN KILLER
for the entire eradication of all Pain,
EXTERNAL or INTERNAL
No family should be without it. One
twenty-five cent bottle will do mor, to
convince you of the efficacy than all
the testimonials we might present, and
we have an abundance ot this kind of
ITS ACTION IS LIKE L1AGIC.
ior Coughs, Colds and Sore Throat,
a teaspoonful of Patn-Kiiler taken at the
beginning' of an attack will prove an al
most never-failing cure, and save much
SUFFERING AUD MONEY.
is an article that has combined in it all
that goes to make a first-class family
Dd ARE OF IMITATIONS.
Ah Druggists sell Pain-Killer at
25c, 50c, and $1.00 a bottle.
Positively cured b
uiese L.itue nils.
They also relievo Dis
tress from Dynpepia,In-
digestion and TooHeartj
Eating. A perfect rem
edv for l)izLineas,Nau8ea
Drowsiness, Usui TastH
in the Mouth, Coated
Tontnie.Pain in the Side
TOKPIIi LIVEIt. They
regulate the Bowela.
Purely Voaretable. -
Price 2& Cents;
CASTES HE2XCINE CO., HEW 70&
Small Pill. Small Dose. Small Price.
The story is of a
hero who worked
hard to earn his
meeting with many
'trials and triumphs,
and ho w unset fishly he
spent it. How deter
poverty. A boy who
could think how t
earn money in spite
of obstacles, and could act nobly, even at a loss oi
his own pleasure. A pure story sent free to any boy
or girl who will pay the postage only a a-cent stamp
Curtis Publishing Co.,
MUSIC IN THE AIR
Headquarters for Band Instramente, Drum oorps Out
fits Accordooua, Viol, dm. Banjos, Mandolin, Guitars,
Zithers Harmonicas, Strings for every fiuitrument made.
Fall stock of Sheet Music, Musis Books, Band and Or-,
chestra Music Band Folios, Instruction Books for all
Instruments. Anyone sending in an order will receive
a copy of "Music FKKE. Write to us for prices and cat
alogues, stating whiU kind of goods wanted.
7 MAX IUEYEII Ac HRO.,
le SB at day. Samples worth S3. I H tr'1t.K'.
l,ines-noi under horses' leel. Write Brew
ster Safety Rein Holder Co..Hollv. Mic..
Lincoln N. U,
w mm 7 m haw u
Vim. VTC'- v LZS Xv
raTV "Vf 9 -
Ar . if
ii sv m u i j m . m ar
a til -.V "esfiyj- .-. - -
besides has no bad qualities is Harmless and Economi
cal. Try this great labor-saver. Beware of imitations,
prize schemes and peddlers. Pearline is never; peddled,
but sells on its merits by all grocers.
Druggist and 1 ealers.
' TKZ CHARLES A. V0GELER CO.. Baltlmers. Mi.
"By thorenh knowledge of tha natural law
vrhlcii (tovtrn th operation of diirestion and nu
trition, and by a careful application of tli ftn
propcrtlua of welMelected Cocoa, Mr. Kpei !
provided our break fnt table with a a'ilfat.f
flavoured beverage which may nave we many h. ary
doctor' Willi. It, a by the JudtciijuB ums of auofo
article of diet that a constitution may ! gradual
ly built up until strong enough t reit ev rr ten
dency to dlaeaoe. Hundred ot Ruhtle malum' ir
floating around ready to attach. wherer them
is a weak point. We may ecapmauy a fatal tlnt
)it kiwnliu nnraa1va well lortltipd with fnro M.hv4
and a properly nourished iraiue. ' "Civil Servwa
Maria ilmnl lth hnlllnff watar or tnl'k. Sold
only in half-pound tins, by Grocer, labelled tbus
JAMES EPPSAC0., Homesopathic Chemists,
RAIN! RAIN I RAIN!
If there's one set of men who eppieciat a a eood
waterproof coat it is the farmer. lie knows that a
" Fish Brand Slicker" costs him leu per year than
any garment made. Did you know it rains or
snows one Hay in three the whole year through? A
Fish Uii.id Slicker" makes every day a pleasant
day to its lucky owner. Go any here with it in
rain, hail, sleet, snow, or blew, it is wind and
water proof. Costs less than rubber, and lasts ten
times as long. Rubber is good for show clays, but
will rip in a week. If you want a coat fcr hard
wear and hard weather, get the " Fish Brand
Slicker." Kvery good thins has ts imitation, s
has the Fbh Brand Slicker." Look cut. T.e
ware of worthless imitations, evrrv garment stamped
, with M Fish Brand" Trade Mark. Don't accept
any inferior coat when you can have the Fh
Brand Slicker " delivered without extra cost. Par
ticulars and illustrated catalogue free.
A. J. TOWER, Boston, Mass.
tt known Nur
writ's In tho West.
necessary. 1 e r
tnanent positions. Good pay. Write nt one, t.et
to work XO V. whlli It I T ti soli and territory
wnworkcl. , IIK1'!' IliVKOTa Sorts lor IU
STARK BRO S NURSERY CO.,
OMAHA. PrJSU.'CS aQ ;OJ. I . ggg.
The Largest ntnl Bout iiiip'd School In ths
West. Thorough Practical Department
Soud for Co'learo Journal.
GARMENTS UARaNTCCO TO fl
PERFECT WITHOUT TRVINOON.
by return mail full 1errtrtlve
clrculursol MOODY'S NEW Tall..
OS SYSTEM OF DSCS3 CuTTIHO.
Any lady of ordinary im-ll!-crence
can easily and quickly
learn to cut and make any car
ment, in any style to any inrus
ure for lady or chllif. Aditrema
MOODY & CO. CINCINNATI, O.
naie u'i iwm rrnauie. I.ndlca,
ak Iruf it for Diamond Brmud. ia
rrn, luetiiim twin, waled wan blue
ribbon. Titii . .tL. iun.n.
la pint board bo km. piuk wrapper, art
dansrerooa eouaterfeita, tnd !.
(tamii) for particular, texiimoniali at
"Keller for I.aile,Ma Ittttr, by reUirst
thlcbmUr Ch.at'l , Btdiua Sq., I'hlU, r
In. x n in. 70 l tir.
Iluinliin tel t:Mr.
e gwj nre on nppll a to i eiiclos-nir on
I rKtXC, (Jc) siamji. adilienslu;?.
THEO. HOLLAND, P. 0. Box: 120, Phila.. Pa.
COM MANAGERS LZT
Book. None like It. liapld seller. srluv terrt'
tory to stHte and county maiiMgers. Salary or coin"
mission. Write at. onc and secure aneney.
Nebraska Puhlisuino Co., Lincoln. Nebraska
to earn a73 to SJUJ per month
on salsry or commission. Our
Books. Itlhles and Albun In demand, bend stamp
for catalogue and circular. NKBUAsaa 1'wai.iau-
Imo Co., Lincoln, Nebraska.
V Iwl tan Arithmetic, 8horthand, etc.. thnr.
ouirhly tnnaht hy mail. Ikiw rates, tlrculnrs free.
mtYANT'a COLLKUK. 431 Matft St., Buffalo, V.
A. MONTH and more is earned by
graduates wuo spent C months or less
at the College. Send address of a
friends and get circular and beauti
ful specimen of penmanship KHtlt.
llotu sexes attend. Shorthand taught by niMi.
iiuain jsw c i. Kieninf, six.
Habit. Tb only trfealsa
and easy care. lr. J. L
Ktepbent, Lebaaoo. Okie
ASK VOUft GROCER FOM
, ABSOLUTELY fuft.
. E3 aft
cleanliness and satisfaction reign
where James ryles readme is
used. .House cleaning- and
laundry work is not dreaded.
The china, glassware and win
dows are bright and not cloud
ed servant, mistress and the
woman who does her own
work all are better satisfied.
and this is why Pearline
produces perfect cleanliness
with less labor than anything
known it has all the good
qualities of pure soap more
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