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BEN’SCHOTKIl * OIUSON, Eds and Pub*.
It is a remarkable fact that the
chameleon, when blindfolded, loses
the power to ehauge its hues, and the
entire body remains of a uniform tint.
William Burke, of Binghamton, N.
Y., has been sent to jail for thirty
•lays for using profane language in a
public street. Since his incarceration
he swears twice as much as ever, but
his oaths are muttered under his
The fish Inspector at Chicago re
ports that, by actual count, there are
13,000.000 pounds of frozen fish in the
city which have been in cold storage
for five years. The fish, much of
which is unfit for food, is sold in the
ghetto on Friday afternoons for two
cents a pound.
At the marriage of Miss Balia Jor
dan to David Jennings Porter,in Green
ville, S. C., a sudden death occurred
immediately after the ceremony. While
Mrs. John M. Jordan, the mother of
the bride, was talking to her daughter,
the old lady suddenly fell to the floor,
and in a few moments was a corpse.
To abate the smoke nuisance in Chi
cago, it has been suggested to license
stokers and firemen, so that they may
be temporarily suspended when they
grow careless, or have their>
rtvoked when they allow clouds of
smoke and soot to roll from the chim
ney tops. Mechanical experts say that
any boiler fit for the work required of
It will produce little smoke if properiv
II red.
Professor Kaufinann of Breslau, in
conferring the degree of doctor of phil
osophy on Fraulein Immerwahr, the
first woman who has ever passed the
examination at that university, said
that he earnestly hoped study among
Women would “continue to be the ex
ception with the few capable individu
als, inasmuch as it was desirable that
they should hold their primary and
noblest calling of wife and mother.”
The recent German census shows
there are now thirty-three towns in the
German empire with a population of
over 100,000, exactly the same number
*:S in the British isles. Five years ago
there were twenty-six, and at the es
tablishment of the empire in 1871 only
eight. Thirteen towns have a popula
tion of over 200,000, against eighteen
in the British Isles; while seven have
over 300,000, against nine in the Unit
ed Kingdom.
The masters of English are not afraid
to use homely words whose expressive
ness more than offsets their plainness.
Thus Lord Roseberry declares that
England, in order to withstand inter
national competition, must educate her
youth, and he suggests sending
' batches” of young men abroad to
learn the best her rivals know. That
honest word batch would have been
passed over by a speaker less sure ot
his English, when speaking of an ag
gregation of individuals. In the us3 ot
language there is a happy medium be
tween overfastidiousness, which weak
ens one's style, and out-and-out slang
which wrecks it completely.
Forefathers’ day celebrations cail
forth annual eulogies of the men and
women who founded New England,
but they seldom suggest a better
thought than that uttered by the New
Bedford Standard. “If we are better
than the fathers." it says, “it is be
cause they did the best they could,
if we have outgrown our narrowness
es, it is because they tried to overcome
the traditions with which their lives
were handicapped. To the true de
scendant of the Pilgrim a gap in the
genealogy matters nothing. It is the
descent of spirit and purpose that
counts—of that spirit and purpose
which determine to make tomorrow
better than today is today is better
than yesterday. Plymouth Rock and
Burial Hill teach this lesson to New
Enland and to the nation.”
The Seattle spirit is a tiling to ad
mire and imitate. It was manifested
when the secretary of the navy told a
Seattle Ann that their bid must be re
duced to two hundred thousand dol
lars if they wanted a contract for one
of the new' battleships. That was final,
and in many places the people would
have said, “Too bad we’ve lost it!” and
gone about their humdrum business.
Not so in Seattle. The strong men of
the city conferred; the buildeia offered
to scale down their bid if their fell nv
citizens would divide the loss, and the
Seattle business men promptly sub
scribed the hundred thousand dollars
—and four thousand over. These
things being understood, we fancy no
body will begrudge Seattle ttie con
tract which will so richly benefit the
manufacturers, mechanics and trades
men. She has demonstrated her pos
session of that public spirit by which
u city grows great.
In connection with the trial of th
regicide Bresd, one gruesome pi-ee of
evidence made use of at the trial was
the bullet which had been extract'd
from the breast of King Humbert.
Queen Marguerite, on hearing that the
tragic relic was in the possession of
the minister of justice, M. (iianturo,
expressed a wish to have it. The min
ister of justice at first hesitated to send
the cad souvenir to her majesty, but
the queen insisted, and has accord
ingly received it from the Lands of
the keeper of the s ala.
Oneatlon of Hniarlil t{|i l» » Most
Important One to (lie Fish Cultnrtat
—The Old Method out of Ki
A hundred times a day on an average
the question is asked by visitors at the
building of the United States Fish
Commission. How in the world is it
possible to tell with any degree of
accuracy how many eggs are placed in
any given shipment or are usually
kept? And the questioner is generally
much surprised when he is informed
that by means of a scale devised by
one of the attaches of the commission
it is possible to tell to a nicety just
what is desired to be known on the
subject, whether it be concerning the
eggs of the Spanish mackerel, which
are so small that a standard United
States quart measure of 57.75 cubic
inches will contain 1.267,728, or of
land-locked salmon, 3,300 eggs of
which will fill a similar measure. The
measuring scale is a light square made
of wood, not so liable to break the jar
as metal. The long leg of the square
is fifteen inches long, half an inch
wide and a quarter of an inch thick.
The short leg is of the same breadth
an i thickness and half the length. The
long leg is graduated to read from
the bottom upward. The first grade is
at a height corresponding to the level
attained in the jar by a measured half
pint of water: th" succeeding grades
are determined by the introduction of
additional half pints of water. Ail
measurements are made with a feed
tube in place, the water shut off and
the eggs allowed to thoroughly settle.
The short leg of the square is placed
over the top of the jar. the long leg
hanging down, and the scale read from
the point where the *«p layer of eggs
shows in the jar. It is possible to ob
tain by measurement an almost correct
estimate of the number of fish pro
duced by a jar of semi-buoyant egga,
Just before the time of batching all
dead eggs are carefully drawn off. It is
an ascertained fact that scarcely any
semi-buovant eggs die under proper
conditions after hatching out Las com
menced. In connection with the scale
there is used a jar which presents an
easy, quick and safe means of ascer
taining the knowledge sought. The ,
measurements in all cases are made
while the eggs are in the jar. and with
the cap screwed down. How to ascer
tain the number of eggs lost or hatched
or are on hand is a question con
stantly arising. It would be cumber
some and tedious were it compulsory
to open a jar and measure the eggs In
a graduate every lime such informa
tion was needed. The question of
measuring the eggs is a most impor
tant one to the fish cultnriat, and
yet, to judge from the various ways of
measuring eggs, it is one that has re
ceived little attention. Every branch
of trade has a standard measure, but
fish culture has remained without stan
dard or rational unit, each workman
establishing for himself a system of
determination and varying that system
front year to year, as the exigencies
of the season demanded. There has
not only been a want of harmony in
the various so-called measures used,
but the measures themselves have
lacked the elements of reliability, be
ing in many cases the most arbitrary
and irrational. The records of results
of work in the earlier days of fish
culture were but wild guessing, and.
sad to say, many records are yet made
in the same manner. The practice of
arriving at the number of any given
lot of eggs by estimating each parent
fish to contain an unvarying quantity
of eggs and multiplying this quantity
by the number of females spawned has
justly gone out of existence.—Wash
ington Star.
With Cactus
A Prospector’s Har
rowing Experience in
the Arizona Desert.
The cactus Is a plant that stirs up in
my mind memories of an incident that
time cannot erase, says an Arizona
pioneer. When I went to Arizona in
1865 there were few white people, but
no end of Indians. The Indians were
not all friendly. It was a year or so
after going to the territory that, with
a small party of prospectors, I was
crossing the great Arizona desert, from
Phoenix to where is now the King of
Arizona mine. We were all provided
with food and water and were making
the trip over the hot sands and under
a scorching sun with as much comfort
as was possible until we were over
taken by a straggling band of Indians.
I think they were Jicarillas.
There was nothing to do but make a
run for it, and we gave them a hard
chase for five hours, until Archie Haz
zard, one of the party, fell behind and
was taken. Then we turned and made
a fight, but it was no use. The Indians
made oft with their prisoner, a party
of them keeping us off from those who
had him in charge. We followed until
r.ight, when the Indians made a halt,
and there, before our eyes, they strip
ped Hazzard of his clothes and lashed
him to a big cactus.
Such suffering! They raised him Just
far enough above the ground that his
whole weight fell on the sharp needles
of the plant, thousands of them pierc
ing his flesh. While half of the In
dians held us away, the others danced
about our suffering partner. There
was only four of us. and about*20 In
lians, but we succeeded in driving
them off. after a tight that lasted until
near midnight. When we reached Haz
zard he was nearly dead from los3 of
blood and the terrible agony that he
suffered. We got him hack to Phoenix,
but he died in a few days.
I have been caught in the desert and
have been saved of dying from thirst
by drinking water that is contained in
the cactus, but 1 never can feel any
gratitude to the plant after that first
experience. And 1 never can tolerate
an Indian.
irtlahing ^latc $rnril.$.
Slate pentyls were formerly all cut
from solid slate, just as it is dug from
the earth, but pencils so made were
objected to on account of the grit
which they contain and which woo d
scratch the slate. To overcome this
difflulty an ingenious process lias been
devised by which the slate is ground to i
a very fine powder, all grit and for- |
eign substances removed, and the pow
der bolted through silk cloth In much j
the same manner in which flour is
bolted. The powder is then made into
a dough, and the dough is subjected to
a very heavy hydraulic pressure, which
presses the pencil out the required
shape and diameter, but in lengths of
about three feet. While yet soft the
pencils are cut into the desired lengths
and set out to dry in the open air.
After they are thoroughly dried tho
pencils are placed i.-t steam baking
kilns, where they receive the proper
temper. Pencils made in this manner
ate not only free front all grit and
of uniform hardness, but arp stronger
than those cut out of solid slate. For
these reasons they have superseded the
old kind. Over 2">,000.000 of th^se pen
cils were made and sold in 18!t9 by
one American concern in Chattanooga.
America l.enc In ll<e I.ta l.
Forty-nine years have elapsed since
the yacht America won the famous
trophy known as the Queen’s cup in
a race around the Isle of Wight,
against the Royal 1 acht squadron.
The America, which was designed and
built by George Steers of Greenpoint.
N. Y., and owned ehiefly by Commo
dore J. C. Stevens of New York, crossed
the ocean to sail for the ettp. She was
registered in custom house tonnage at
1770 tons. She was launched in 1810.
The British yachtsmen made a great
deal of fun over the ungraceful ap
pearance of the “Yankee schooner."
She carried no foretopmast and dis
played no boom on tier foresail, but
she took the lead and held it in the
race, whic h took place on Friday, Aug.
22, 1851, against six schooners and
seven cutters of the Royal Yacht
squadron. She completed the run of
eighty-one miles, despite the loss of
her jib boom, eight minutes in advance
of the Aurora. The cup came to thin
country at that time and has remained
hgre ever since. In 1857 the America’s
owners presented the cup to the New
A'ork Yacht club for a perpetual inter
national challenge cup.— New York
Steam lleat Make* Chain* Cry Oil.
Steam-heated Hats have their attrac
tions, and one woman, whose home* is
an uptown apartment house, thinks
they have their counter attractions.
“What's the matter with the chairs?”
asked a visitor, who rocked iit an arm
chair pntil he said ihe sound ‘ was a
cross between the cry of a Bermudian
donkey and the rasping of the hawsers
when big ocean liners are tied to their
piers. \Y hen I moved here those
chairs were perlect, and were so easy
in their movements it was a delight to
sit in them. But now that the cold
weather is here and the steam heat
turned on—which, l assure you, is only
at intervals it has dried up the glue
in the chairs, and it seems to me the
chairs have shrunk so that I shall have
to send them away and have them re
ItusinHN* I’aterniili'in.
The Bttrnham-Munger company of
Kansas City has assisted its 1.000 em
ployes in the formation of several or
ganizations for their pleasure, im
provement and profit, among them u
sick benefit association for men and
then women's penny benefit fund for
assistance in case of disability.
Koltlier* I lylnj In Slavery.
An Italian who has returned from
Abyssinia declares that In the mote
distant parts of that country there are
s*ill a large number of Italian soldiers
living in slavery. They are mostly'
men who were wounded at the battle
of Adowa, left on the he’d and subse
quently taken prisoners.
XXVI, 57-68.
iolden Text “Thou Art the Christ. the
Son of the I.lvlng God”— Mult. IB: Its
■ .lex as an*l CaUphai —Our Master
Before the Sanli (trim.
Sum of the Lesson The money kings
who have determined to put Jesus to
Jeatlt for telling the truth have Anally
succeeded In getting Him tried for treason
to the Jewish church, lie Is accordingly
found guilty of blasphemy and adjudged
worthy of death. Another step has been
taken In the effort to take away the
Saviour's life.
Modern Application Good men are often
pul on trial today for heresy because they
seek to teach primitive Christianity. A
hue and cry is raised and the general
public comes to believe tbe victim a here
tic. But truth cannot long be crushed
and God's justice will yet reign.
The fun text of the day's lesson follows:
57. And they that had laid hold on
Jesus led Him away to ihe house of
Caiaphas, the high priest, where the
scribes and the elders were gathered to
5H. But Peter followed Him afar off
unto the court of the high priest, and
went In and sat with the officers to see
the end.
all. Now the thief priests und elders
and all the council sought false witness
against Jesus, that they might put llim
to death;
60. But found none; yea, though many
false witnesses came, yet found they none.
But afterward camo two false witnesses,
til. And said. This fellow said, I am able
to destroy the temple of God, and to
build it in three days.
til. And the higii priest arose and said
unto Him. Answereat thnu nothing?
What is it which these witness against
02. But Jesus held ills peace. And the
high priest answered and said unto Him.
I adjure thee by the living God. that
Thou tell us whether Thou be the Christ,
the Son of God.
64. Jesus siillli unto him. Thou hast
said; nevertheless 1 say unto you. Here
after shall ye see the Son of Man sitting
on the right hand of power, and coming
In the clouds of heaven.
63. Then the high priest rent his clothes,
saying. He hath spoken blasphemy; what
further need have we of witnesses? Be
hold, now ye have heard Ilis blasphemy.
G6. What think ye? They answered
and said, He is worthy of death.
Practical—Today men deny Je
sus. This denial is as often by their
actions as by their words. Tonight the
follower of Jesus is testifying in prayer
meeting, tomorrow he is fleeing from jus
tice. This morning the Christian worker
is on the mount of privilege; this after
noon he is wallowing In the mire of in
iquity. How can these tilings be? In
most cases the explanation is found in
some hidden sin. which comes lo the
surface and leads the sinner to deny his
Master. The lesson is eternal watchful
ness. There is no safety < xcept in near
ness to the Holy One. ft is easy to blame
Peter, but, oh, how much easier is it to
follow Peter's example? "Wherefore lei
him that think th he stundeth take heed
lest he fall." (I. Cor: in, 12). The per
sonal application may be made along the
lines of the answers to four questions:
Who is Jesus? Answers will be glibly
given without much thought behind them.
The teachers’ work is to endeavor to show
just what the answers should mean. Here
is an opportunity to reimpress the truth:
Jesus Is God.
What Is Jesus to Me? Take "for exam
ple" the answer given by so many. He
Is my savior, and leach what that should
What Is My Altitude Toward Jesus?
Teach that all relationships are recipro
cal. If Jesus Is divine, if He Is the Sa
vior of the world, all must assume a
definite attitude lo Him. None can say
in reference to Him and His claims, "I
do not know." "I do not care,” "It Is
none of my business.” Jesus has said:
"lb that is i,of with Me is against Me."
How Do I Show My Attitude? In other
words, What is my daily life? That will
determine what I shall he when the crisis
comes. Am I a Judas? Am 1 a Peter?
Am 1 a John? Let me lie a loving fol
lower of Him who died for me.
Milk Hath* a* ll«aautiflrr*.
"Do you know anything - of milk
baths aa beautiflera? while we are on
the subject of improving ourselves. 1
lefer to the kind which Anna Held
used in her first successful starring
season, but adapted to more moderate
incomes. They are marvelous. Posi
tively marvelous. 1 have seen people
grow so beautiful after one that it was
alarming. If every one was lovely, you
know, then would he no ugly dames
to make the beauties look more radi
ant. Warm milk is best, and you must
get ii fresh from the cow. That is easy,
too, here in town. An oil stove will
supply the heat if you don’t happen to
keep a cow. Bathe your fact and neck
and arms well with it every night over
and over again, and if you keep it up
long enough you will in* surprised to
see how your cheeks fatten out and
your neck becomes full and your arms
plump. Besides, the Idood seems to
come to the surface. I won't promise
that it has that effect with every one.
hut I know that there are certain com
plexions that it does improve, and it
Is fattening without a doubt.
Putting Out FoIm hi.
The law of ( alifomia relative to the
setting out of poison is as follows:
“Any person who willfully administers
any poison to an animal the property
of another or maliciously exposes any
poisonous substance with the intent
that the same shall be taken or swal
lowed by any such animal is punish
able by imprisonment in the suite pris
on not exceeding three years, or in the
county Jail not exceeding one year, » •
payment of a fine not exceeding $500.”
There is nothing in the law that ex
empts any person who “puts out poison
on his own land after he has had out
notices, and stray cattle might get it."
San Francisco Bulletin.
rpmonulity of a l*ner.
Lord Dunboyne has been elected a
representative Irish peer in place of the
late Lord Ornaniorc and Browne. His
lordship, who is in his 50th year, was
called t<i the liar at the inner,temple in
180!*, and is a master of the Supreme
Court of Judicature. He belongs to a
very old Irish family, many of whom
have been in the legal profession, and
succeeded his father in the title two
years ago. Another Irish (veer lias to
be elected soon in place of the late
Lord Farnham.
Trade returns shew that Canada Im
port* three times as much from Ger
many as she exports to that country.
Too Coo Got Allen's Foot-Fas# Fro#.
Write to-day to Allen S. Olmsted, Le
Roy, N. Y., for a FREE sample of
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder. It cures
sweating, damp, swollen, aching feet.
Makes new or tight shoe3 easy. A cer
tain cure for Chilblains and Frost-bites.
At all druggists and shoe Cores; 25c.
Worry is a greater enemy to the
face than the smallpox.
There is no remedy that can equal
Garfield Tea for the cure of all derange
ments of the liver; it has for years been
the standard by which other remedies
are Judged.
Friendship is a welcome ship in any
I am sure I’iso's Cure for Consumption saved
my life three years ago.— Mrs. Tnos. Robbins,
Maple Street, Norwich, N. Y., Feb. 17.1900.
Man a man isn't worth the mar
ket value of the phosphorus In his
Take Laxative yci.M.M Tabi.cis. All
druggist* refund the money if it 'alls to cure.
E. W. Grove's signature is on the box. 25c.
Soap is one of the few things that
should be handled without gloves.
Ask your grocer for DEFIANCE
STARCH, the only 16 oz. package for
10 cents. All other 10-cent starch con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
The skin and flesh feel like
the St of a new soft glove when
ha* driven out
from cold.
Meat smokM In a few boon wHh '
Mada from hiafcory wood. Give* fine flavor.
Cl ©an rat, cheapeet. free from tneeete. Rend for
circular. E. KMAIIEU A BRO., MUUa. Pa.
Burning Scaly
Complete External and
Internal Treatment
THE SET $1.25
Consisting of CUTICURA SOAP to cleanse tbe
skin of crusts and scales, and soften the thick
ened cuticle, CUTICURA OINTMENT to instantly
allay itching, irritation, and inflammation, and
soothe and heal, and CUTICURA RESOLVENT
to cool and cleanse the Mood, and expel humor
germs. A SINGLE SET is often sufficient to cure
the most torturing, disfiguring skin, scalp, and
blood humors, rashes, itchings, and irritations,
with loss of hair, when the best physicians,
and all other remedies fail.
AS a sufferer for thirty years from the worst form of Psori
asis, finally cured by Cuticura Soap and Cuticura
Ointment, I wish to tell you my experience, that others
may benefit by it. I was so grievously afflicted that the
matter that exuded from my pores after the scales had peeled
off, would cause my underclothing to actually gum to my
body. After remaining in one position, sitting or lying
down, for an hour or two, the flesh on my elbows and knees
would split, so thick and hard would the crusty scales become*
The humiliation I experienced, to say nothing of physical
agony, was something frightful. The detached scales would
fairly rain from my coat sleeves. I have read none of youf
testimonials that appear to represent a case so bad as mine*
But as to the cure. I commenced bathing in hot Cut!-'
cura Soap suds night and morning, applied the Cuticura
Ointment, and then wrapped myself in a sheet. In two
weeks my skin was almost blooo red in color, but smooth
and without scales. Patches of natural colored skin began
to appear, and in less than a month I was cured. I am now
passed forty years of age and have skin as soft and smooth
as a baby's. Hoping that others may benefit hy my experi
ence, and regretting that sensitiveness forbids me from dis
closing my name, I am yours gratefully, - -i
J. H. M., Boston, Mass., Sept. 30,1900.
Millions of People Use Cuticura Soap
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A .(.Uteri
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pin* of tailing hair, for softening, whitening, and healing red, rough, and sore hands for
baby rashes, Itchings, nnd chafing., and for all the purposes of the toilet, bath and
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tions, Inflammations, and excoriations, or too fioo or offensive perspiration In the form o»
washes for ulcer ative weaknesses, and for many sanative antiseptic purposes which rearlll*
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however, is to becompared with it for' si ft he purposes of'theTjMet'bsth^sml
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