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C. C. BLKKB, PKOrMUETOH
The nun that beat the fusslan core
trust was a corker.
At last accounts Mr. Rockefeller was
worrying along with the same poor old
When a man Is complimented he
thinks others are beginning to see him
as he see himself.
The suggestion that the cigar trust
will be beaten by refusal of the public
to bay cigars sounds suspiciously like
a pipe dream.
Herr Bebel says that the United
States Is destined to outstrip all Eu
rope In the size of Its armaments
Lieutenant Peary also believes that
life began at the north pole, and if any
one will put up the money he will try
to find the proofs.
A Southern railroad has decided that
hereafter It will employ married men
only. Anxious and yearning Yankee
spinsters are consulting time-tables.
Admiral Dewey believes that the
American navy was never so ably pre
pared for war as at the present. This
being the case, there Is no reason why
we should not have peace.
The beef eater Is the world con
qneror. Do we discern in this horse
meat factory project from Germany a
pkit of the Kaiser's to undermine the
foundations of our national greatness?
The Mayor of San Juan, Porto Rico,
has been arrested for malfeasance. Was
this something carried over from the
Spanish regime, or is It the result of
in Indiscreet application of American
The army of the Sultan of Morocco
Is armed with flintlocks and muzzle
loaders, and his people believe that the
devil Invented the cannon. How can
civilization be expected to flourish In
such a pitiful country as that?
A Yale professor claims to have dis
covered that all life originated at the
north pole and that man came from
the primates through fire. ThiR of
course happened long before the coal
combinations got to doing business.
Kipling is reported as saying that the
.reason he does not visit the United
States Is that some of bis wife's rela
tives are still living here. This remark,
If true, would stamp him not only as
the poet of force, but as the possessor
of an Immense and most unpleasant
Proof is again afforded of the benefi
cent wisdom of nature. A professor In
the University of Michigan has discov
ered that the hearing of girls Is more
acute than that of boys. This greater
sensitiveness doubtless exists that the
faintest whisper of the fateful question
may not escape the listening ear.
One hundred and fifty busts of
Washington were put In the public
schools of New York City last year
by a citizen who believed that the pa
triotism of the children would be fos
tered by dally reminder of the ex
amp of the first President A simi
tar number of busts of Lincoln are to
be put in the same schools this year,
to show the youth that patriotism did
not die with Washington. There may
he some schools In other parts of the
country which could not accommodate
a scnlptnred bust, but there Is none so
ami!! that !t may net find a place for
pictures of Lincoln and Washington.
Farming Is much like any other
business. Success In It depends chief
ly on the man. There are a great
many farms within a hundred miles
of New York City owners of which
would be glad to turn their backs on
them and live In the town; but the
owner of-one farm of -eighty acres at
the eastern end of Long Island Is con
lent. He raise more than twenty
thousand dollars' worth of vegetables
every year, at a cost of about ten
thousand dollars for labor and fertil
izers, leaving a good balance to pay
for bis own supervision. This Is an
exceptional case, but It Is Interesting,
because what on man can do a hun
dred miles away from his chief mar
ket can be dona by others.
Julia Ward How admits, In re
sponse to a question, that gaming for
money has Increased in high society,
especially among American women.
Were a question about drinking to ex
cess added to that about playing cards
for gain Mrs. Hows would have to ac
knowledge that intemperance Is ln-
reaslng in the plana where there Is
least conceivable excus for It It
were deplorable for . the future of
womankind If with rapidly enlarging
vistas of education sad possible
achievement the woman of tbt United
Mates should fan to resist vulgar and
debasing temptations. T poor effect
are women's schools all srsr th land
doing their liberal and progreastv
work If women aid la introducing Into
this country the brutal pastimes which
made English courts of former tl
spectacles of Ignorance,
revels aad unMaaalag la Is rasa f
every Beetoa. Ta wvasma waa to
eosiesa draakard aad a samaitarrnii
Prof. Judson, the dean of the Chi
cago University, says "a universal lan
guage, as well as common monetary
systems and united standard ol
weights and measures. Is one of the
pressing needs of the world to-day."
So it is. If all men had the same lan
guage, the same standards of right
and wrong, and the same intuitions
and religion, the world would get along
more peacefully than it does. The uses
or a universal language ougni 10 db
apparent to American manufacturers
iu foreign markets. If there were such
a language It would be much easier for
them to get competent agents to rep
resent them abroad than it Is now,
If one man wishes to represent hlB em
ployers to the best advantage In many
countries he must learn several lan
guages. Americans, says Prof. Jud
son, are not " polyglots by nature, as
Europeans are, and hence are at a dis
advantage when they traverse the
earth on business errands. Latin was
the universal language of scholars once
and still is of the Catholic priesthood
but it will not do for business uses.
Languages have been manufactured
for common use. Volapuk had quite a
vogue at one time. None of the art!
flclal languages has struck root. Th
world's need of a common tongue I
unsatisfied as yet, and promises long
to remain so. It is the unspoken feel
ing of Americans, a feeling which Eng
Ilshmen share, that their common lan
guage oujht to be and perhaps will be
the universal language. The men who
use it are fully convinced of Its supe
riority. They admit that English Is
not so mellifluous as Italian, and that
in some respects German surpasses it
but they feel assured that, all things
considered, it is the liest language man
has devised. It is the 8i)eech of most
of the people of this continent and of
the Australians. It Is to be the dom
inant language of South Africa. Un
questionably the refit of the world
should learn English and save Amerl
cans the trouble of learning an innu
merable number of strange tongues.
It cannot be denied that democracy
Is gaining ground throughout the
earth, when while the son and the
daughter of the oldest royal house in
Europe are disgraced wanderers, with
none to do them reverence, a woman
of republican birth, the daughter of a
Chicago dry goods merchant, forms
the center In a great pageant In the
famous city of Delhi that beggars
even Oriental splendors of the past
Important a personage In the great
durbar as the viceroy Is. be Is still out
shone by his lady, who not so very
long ago was plain Mary Letter, ex
traordinary rich, but not particularly
remarkable for accomplishments,
graces or beauty. The people of this
country need not Judge the royal per
sonality through Prince Henry of
Prussia, the crown princess of Siam
and other royal dignitaries, who visit
this country on dress parades, but we
may judge at closer range through
the women who have gone from
among us into the royal circles. Miss
Letter was a worthy girl, but there
was never anything observable about
ber that should cause the people of
India to bow down before her In rev
erence and awe. This country pos
sesses, even in the humbler grades of
life. Innumerable women of better
qualities than she has ever shown her
self to possess. Thousands of Ameri
can homes are presided over by no
bler women than this one whom the
people of India look up to with super
stitious swe. The close excluslveness
with which reigning royalty hedges
Itself about Is not without practical
purpose. A close view might pene
trate the thin veneer of pretense and
sham that makes royalty so awe-inspiring.
If the subjects bad opportun
ity to see how commonplace and ofted
degenerate are the little demi gods
they set upon pedestals of superstl
tsous reverence, such affairs as the
great durbar would Immediately
cease. The people of this country have
better opportunities to correctly Judge
these royal personages, who by their
shallow pretense of greatness that
they are far from possessing, bold
sway over millions. And the more
Americans know of royalty, the more
respect they feel for themselves.
Hssy About Holmes.
According to a distinguished after
dinner speaker who was telling stories
at a dinner In Sherry's, a certain West
erner who figures very largely In Wall
street read In the newspapers about
the appointment of Justice Holmes to
a vacancy on the bench of the United
States Supreme Court.
"Who Is this Judge Holmes r In
quired the Westerner of sn acquaint'
ance. "Is be a son of Sherlock
"No," said the acquaintance. "Don't
you know that Sherlock Holmes Is not
a real character?"
The Westerner was surprised, and
his companion added:
"Judge Holmes Is a son of Oliver
"Who in thunder Is be? I nrvei
heard of him before," said th WWt
srner. New York Times.
Ttas War of the World.
"What would you do If you
"I'd buy what 1 wanted, first thing."
"No; that's where you'r wrong.
You'd buy no and of things yon dldal
want and pretend you liked tbem."
FmMto Ovsas la Jaaaa.
Ia nearly svery strsst in Japanese
Mfocnlzed there, meat remain,
law is unequal, but It is the law.
A physic-tan of Colombia 1ms found a
ecoctlou of coffee husks to be t fJVetive
a malaria aud other diseases where
uiuiue had failed.
Every animal Is said to have its own
;lnd of flea, sometimes-several different
Unas, siany thousand specimens o
jSiese fleas have been gathered In th
tept by Dr. Jordan at Tring Park, the
fiiiBt of thla strange coHei-thm being a
sole flea a fifth of an inch long.
Living organisms have resumed their
tunctions after eudurlng the eld of
'lquld air for Bix months. It is suggest
id that the remarkable experiini-n
mould be continued for years or a gen
'ration, for our theories would Ik- great
ly modified by an Indefinite retaining of
rltality, and probability would be givei
Lord Kelvin's speculation that life may
have reached the earth from space.
The first large vapor motor applii o
!o navigation is to be placed tin th
lulling boat of M. Emile Altazln, now
telng built at Boulogne. The vessel,
vhich Is ninety feet long and Is design.
Hi to carry three hundred tons, will tit
provided with a two-bund red-horse
power motor for operating nets. The
motors will use either gasoline or alco
hol, of which the tanks will contain
;ight thousand gallons.
W. C. Marshall, of the Sheffield Sclen
llflc School at Yale, has Invented
pressure recorder which, when substl
iuted for the ordinary rowlock at the
Mid of the outriggers of a racing shell,
measures ana registers the pressure
exerted at every stroke of the oar. The
varying force of the strokes during a
long race can be ascertained, and it Is
Intended to apply the machine In the
lelectlon and training of the university
I5y the Hubon process, black pigment
k made by pumping acetylene into steel
:ylluders to a preosure of about two at
mospheres, and then passing an electric
park through the vessels, the gas be-
'jig thus dissociated Into Its carbon and
iydrogen. The hydrogen Is collected
for any convenient use; the carbon It
eady for the market. Acetylene black
1s free from the oily impurities of or
linary lampblack, and the demand ia
ilready so great that the first factory
now running in Switzerland Is like
ly to be followed by others In other
The claim of Mount McKinley, the
culminating peak of the Alaskan rang,
to be regarded as the loftiest point in
North America, Is sustained by the re
port of an exploring party, made by one
of Its members. A. II. Brooks. The
party made a Journey of 800 miles on
foot In Alaska during the season Just
passed. D. L. Reaburn, the topograph
er of the expedition, believes that tb
Measurements of mountain height
which were made have a probable erroi
not exceeding 100 feet. According to
those measurements. Mount McKin-
ley's elevation definitely exceeds 20,006
feet; that of Mount I'oraker Is 17.00C
An Italian physicist, Slgnor SalvIonL
has devised a microbulance of such ex
treme delicacy that It clearly demon
trates the loss of weight of mnsk by
volatilization, mus tne invisible per
fume floating off In the air Is Indirectly
weighed. The essential part of the ap
paratus Is a very thin thread of glass
fixed at one end and extended horizon
tally. The microscopic objects to b
weighed are placed upon the glast
thread near Its free end, and tbt
amount of flexure produced Is observed
with a microscope magnifying IOC
diameters. A mote weighing one-thou
sandth of a milligram perceptibly bendi
i lie eyeglasses herewith Illustrated
are the Invention of a famous Frenct
oculist Naturally all sorts of tblngt
are claimed for them, but those wb
ought to know declare tbst they wil!
really correct astigmatism. They say,
too. that the reflections. of objects It
the rear of the wearer, which are m
annoying, are entirely done away wltt
by these new eyeglsases. Whether ot
not this be true, It Is certain thai
many manufacturers are already com
Ing around as close to the shape at
fbey dare. It must be conceded thst
these glasses attract attention to thi
wearer, and for that reason slone the
should be Immensely popular with tb
The young housekeeper who told tb
Ashman that sb wanted some eels
and when be asked her bow much, r.
piled, "About two yards aad a half,"
has a rival la a woman mentioned In
th Chicago News:
"I wish to fst some batter, pleas,"
ah said to th dealer.
"Boll bolter, ma'am V b asked, po
litely. "No; w wish to eat It on toast. W
side m bar roll."
Cjnlc at urtc.
Tbt concierge of a very badly kej i
house In Perls hung up at the foot of
Ihe stairs a card Inscribed as follows:
"Please wipe your feet on the mat."
A wag wrote underneath: "As you
tome out" Tit Bits.
Latest In Apartment Hooacs.
Shrewd New York business men who
are to erect a great apartment botisf
upon a conspicuous Mb avenue corner
propose to "solve the servant prob
lem" by providing hot and cold "lifts"
ia which food and drink may be
hissed from a central kitchen to the
private dining rooms and separate ele
vators for waiters to serve and "clear
way" meals. Chambermaids and
Meaner will keep everything in order,
aad even valets and ladles' maids will
appear upon call for those who requlrt
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
The late Dr. Parker, of London,
was arguing with a man on the prob
lem of continued existence, and as
Mr. Parker was at the door the friend
finally declared: "The fact is, I am
an annlhilatlonist. I believe that
when I die that will be the end of
tne." "Thank God for that!" ex
claimed the doctor, and banged the
IN ITS A DVANCKD and chronic
frra a cold in the liend is known n
Nnsal Catarrh unci in the recognized
source of other diseases. Having utixxl
the test of continued succeritiful use,
Ely's Cream linlm is recognized us a
specific for metnforanal dUeMs in ths
nasal passages. It is not drying, does
not produce sncening. Trice f0 cents rit
druggists or by mail. Ely Brothers, 50
warren street. New York.
tiive up prejudice nnd try It.
Messrs. ELY BItOS.: 1 have been
afflicted with catarrh for twentr nn
It made me o weak 1 thought I find con
sumption. I got one bottle of Ely's Cream
Balm and in three days the dlwharge
topped. It is the best medicine 1 have
used for catarrh.
FRANK B. KIXDLESPIUB.
A curious suit will soon be tried in
Anderson, Ind. To cure her brother
of a constant desire for Intoxicants,
Mrs. Laura G. Hosier secretly ad
ministered a drug, with the resu't
that liquor is now disagreeable to
him. He has brought suit for o,000.
asserting that his sister has robbed
him of a great amount of pleasure by
destroying his thirst.
Personally fitted dog blankets of
sealskin can now be had for 860 each
in New York If made without hand
No, Cordelia, key rings are
made by hammering on a piano.
Heaven hasn't time to help the
man who is a victim of that tired
Sentences of some orators are so
carefully rounded off that they lack
The Grand Rapids and Indiana
railway recently sent a vaccination
train along its line and no employe
Delicately formed and gently reared, women will find,
In all the seasons of their lives, as maidens, wives. or moth
ers, that the one simple, wholesome remedy which acts
gently and pleasantly and naturally, and which may be
used with truly beneficial effects, under any conditions,
when the system needs a laxative, Is Syrup of Figs. It
Is well known to be a simple combination of the laxative
and carminative principles of plants with pleasant, aro
matic liquids, which are agreeable and refreshing to the
taste and acceptable to the system when its gemle
cleansing is desired.
Many of the Ills from which women suffer are of a tran
sient nature and do not come from any organic trouble
and it is pleasant to know that they yield so promptly to
the beneficial effects of Syrup of Figs, but when anything
more than a laxative Is needed It is best to consult the
family physician and to avoid the old-time cathartics and
loudly advertised nostrums of the present day. Whsn
one needs only to remove the strain, the torpor, the con
gestion, or similar Ills, which attend upon a constipated
condition of the system, use the true and gentle remedy
Syrup of Figs and enjoy freedom from the dipres;lon,
the) aches and pains, colds and headaches, which are due
to Inactivity of the bowels.
Only those who buy the genuine Syrup of Figs can hope
to get Its beneficial effects and as a guarantee of the ex
cellence of the remedy the full name of the company."
California Fig Syrup Co. Is printed on the front of every
package and without it any preparatlpn offered as Syrup
of Figs Is fraudulent and should be declined. To those
who know the quality of this excellent laxative, the
offer of any substitute, when Syrup of Figs is called
for, Is always resented by a transfer of patronage to
some first-class drug establishment, where trfcy do
not recommend, nor sell false brands, nor Imitation
remedies. The genuine article may be bought of all
reliable druggists everywhere- at 50 cents per bottle.
Si Jacobs Oil
Is the greatest remedy in the world for sll bodily
Aches and Pains
for which an external remedy may be used.
Price, 25c. and 50c.
r0U CM DO IT TOO
II Over 1000,000 psopls srs sow bar
In foods from as st wholesale
prises savins U to M percent oa mrj
thiol ther as. Ton can do It too.
War sot ask ns to send ion our 1.000
ptse eauaofiM r It tells taeilorj- Send
Merita for It today.
The botiM that tr-!I th truth.
A certain Philadelphia clergyman,
who is very highly esteemed for bis
many good qualities, is noted for
preaching soporific sermons. His
congregation lately gave him a new
pulpit, a very ornate piece of furnl
lure, and It bears this motto: "lie
giveth his beloved sleep."
The Kansas City Journal states
hat "Things seem to be sadly out of
proportion in Kansas. At the idiot
asylum one employee takes care of
nine idiots. At the penitentiary one
officers safely guards sixteeD male
factors. But with the Kansas Slate
Senate It takes four paurds or at
tendants to each inmate."
A Cure for Ilhe umatlam.
Alhambra, III., March 23. Physi
cians are much pnzzled over the case
of Mr. V. 3. Oswald of this place. Mr.
Oswald suffered much with Kbe-nna-tlsm
and was treated by doctor after
doctor with the result that he got no
better whatever. They seemed unable
to do anything for him and he contin
ued to suffer till he beard of luxhl u
Mr. Onwald besan a treatment of
this remedy which very soon did for
him what the doctors had failed to do
and they cannot understand it.
This Is the name remedy that cured
Hon. Fred A. Uusse, our State Treas
urer, of a very severe case of Itheu on
tirsm some years ago and which has
since had an unbroken record of hhc-cc-fs
In curing all forma of Itheuiruitbon
and Kidney Trouble.
There Keems to be no case of these
painful dineasps that Dodd's Kidney
Pills will not cure promptly and perma
nently. Nearly 30 per cent of all flowers are
New Zealand has an ivy tree which
has a thick, short trunk arid heavy
branches. It is not a climbing plant.
The tight fitting Jirltlsh uniform
is alleged to be the cause for much
heart disease among s'lldiers.
It is suggested that the scrum of
a cow suffering from vaccina be In
jected Into a patient afflicted with
Put Up In Collapsible Tubes.
A SutiatlluU for and Superior lo Muslera of aid
esner piMvr, enu win not i,umr me araei aelfi A
Skin. The pain allaying and cur lire qaallUM
tali ertlrle an woodarrul. II will slop iaa an3
trf-ba at ODca, aaa niieva beadaoti aad -laU-L , .
Waranominrad It at UM bait an i aarM titer P"" '
nasur-linlant an- rn, alto a aa uuriut rrn big to be
ty (or paint la th ebail ani it au-A am
raauaiauo, nauraJgi and gmuy eoiuiaifii.
A trial will prov vbat we claim for It, ta
ill b found to b Inralnabla la tli burn, in
aUay poopia taj "It la Ut Ural of ail ruur yni
Hrk if cant, at all drapettU, or other daaJ . ,,.rf,
af by atndibg this a mono t to ut in poaiag siauS"
w win tena jna s tun nj mix.
Ko article sboaid b arcrpid by the publlovi
last tbt am carries our label, at oibrrwla n
UEEstbROUC 1 K.NLFACTUKINO COJ
U '1. atraat. ' fw Vera CM.
To prove the beetle'
PAXTIME TOILET ANTISEPTI
are will mail lanre trl al treatment wi
buok of instructions absolutely trc
This Is not a tiny sample, but a Tarr(
package, enougn to convince anyordt
that it is the most successful prcpard
tion known to medicine as a cleanainj
raarlnal douche and for tne local treatil "
cneot ol womaa's special Ills, curin1
discharges and all moamation, aM
to cleanse the teeth, month, and curj
catarrh. Send today; a postal willdoj
SelSar fracaHtsareeaiaeeteeU r aa,
10 CIMS-. EVERYWHERE
Wearing pore white chiffon or tullaji,.,-
mouses n doc r xur wraps and coal
one of the reeent Ideas. The rhfftnnl
fs mounted On white silk and much! we k
tucked, but tintrlmmed. ft lKk('d
A Berlin woman bequeathed hrtnt tell
property to a rat. rtokey
Mrs. L. Goodman, the oldest ililnsllJw u
woman artist, is 00. She has pa!nM.ave
upward of 1,300 portraits.
The earth passed through the tHt
of the great comet of 1W1. It toojP cof
four lviur to emss It. of '"
Hy applying gluoose or 'glycerine tj,-. The
their roots a French scientist dcc)areiiiftatn
that he has been able to stitrtulatf : J.p-r
the growth of plant. fr lai
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