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VOLUME XXVII.-NUMBEK 3.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA WEDNESDAY. APRIL 29, 1896.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,355.
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men have been ap
proached at one
time or another by
people with tre
for making for
these schemes re
quire publicity, and
so the owner of a
world-revolutionizing patent selects a
newspaper man in the hope of getting
that publicity which the inventor
thinks is all that is really needed to
bring it to success.
Vondon has always been the happy
hunting ground for men who wish to
gef capital for their projects. The
smoking-rooms in the big hotels on
-Northumberland avenue are usually
very full of Americans who have come
"" over, here with great money-making
echemes which require hmall fortunes
to get them going. There was a time
almost anything American could be
floated on the London market, but that
time la past, and I doubt if it will ever
There is a general belief that most
company promoters are swindlers, but
as far as my own experience goes I
find generally that the men believe in
the schemes they have come across tho
Atlantic to promote. Tho investing
part of tho British publio have been
bo duped by the wholesale railway
ewindles of America, and other trans
Atlantic schemes for robbing them of
their money, that, for tho past few
years, it hns become increasingly diffi
cult to capitalize, anything from the
United States. The present crisis
between tho two countries has
effectually killed any remnant of
confidence that tho British capi
talist had in American investments,
and now if the man with a business
to sell Is wlso he will endeavor to sell
It at home, and not spen.l his time and
substance upon London hotels.
Sometimes these schemes are not
what they appear to bo on the surface.
Some years ago three young men from
Chicago called upon mo wanting some
information about tho ways and the
hnunts of tho British capitalist, al
though why they thought I knew any
thing about him is more than I can
tell. They were all lawyers, and as far
as I could see had not yet succeeded
in building a remunerative practice for
themselves In tho well-known city of
Chicago. They had a plan, however,
of making a fortune for themselves In
a short time, and when this laudable
ambition had been attained, they in
tended to go in for name and fame In
the law business. They claimed that
there was a great deal of money to bo
made In seal fishing. They therefore
enme over to England for the purpose
of raising money enough to fit out ten
small vessels and send them from
British Columbia to engage in the scal
I pointed out to the young men that
it was rather strange for three citizens
of the United States to come to a
foreign country for the purpose of get
ting money together with the object of
disobeying tho mandate of their own
government; but the young men re
plied that the had gone deeply Into
international law; that the United
States was wrong in its contention that
sealers could be driven from the Bering
Sea; that tho United States would
undoubtedly lose its case if it went to
arbitration, and that when the decision
of the international court was given
ngalnst the United States, there would
be a tremendous rush Into the sealing
business, and so they wanted to get
organized thoroughly before tho traffic
began, and before the cream of the
business was divided among too many.
careful that yon keep within the limits
of tho law, and If I were you I should
make no move without the advice of
a competent English solicitor."
There was some alarm in his face as
ho looked quickly up at me,
"Why do yon say that?" he asked.
"Because yesterday a man dropped
in here to make Inquires about you and
I suspect, without being absolutely cer
tain, that he is a detective of some
"Did yon tell him anything about
our business over here?" asked the
"No. I did not, but I should judge
from my visitor's talk that he knows
a good deal about your business al
ready.' "Well," said the young man, "I know
considerable about the law on both
sides of the Atlantic, and we have been
doing nothing illegal."
The young man left and that was the
last I ever saw of the Chicago trio.
About a week later the suave gentleman-came
in again with a smile on bis
"Well." he said, "our birds have
flown to Chicago," pronouncing the lat
ter word with the middle syllable as
if it were spelled "keg."
"Oh. have they?" I asked; "I don't
know. I haven't seen any of them for
"Yes," he continued, "they took the
hint you gave them, and concluded they
would be safer on the other side. Of
course you told them that I had been
"I told one of them you had been
"That was why I came. Wo don't
want to have any trouble with these
young fellows, and I think they will
enjoy themselves better on the other
side of the ocean."
"What have they been doing?" I
asked. "Their business seemed straight
enough. They haven't been breaking
the law, have they?"
"Well, not exactly, and yet they have
been sailing rather close to the wind.
What did they tell you they were do
"They said they wanted to get up
capital to fit oui a fleet of ten small
scaling vessels to sail from British
"Exactly! Did they add that they had
no intention of capturing any seals?"
"No. Why should they want to fit
out a sailing fleet if they caught noth
ing?" "Their object," replied the man, "was.
not to catch, but to bo caught. Their
vessels were to bo fitted out for no
other purpose but to be caught and
brought in by the UniteJ States cruis
ers; then when the case came to ar
bitration, and when the United States
failed to win (as proably they will
fall), heavy suits for damages would be
brought against the United States
government by tho nominal owners of
these vessels. The three young men
were not to appear in any way in the
company, but they were to sharo In
whatever damages were to be extracted
from the United States government.
They were also to appear as the legal
advisers of the nominal owners of the
vessels in the United States courts, If
the matter went to the courts. This,
they claimed, would give them a certain
legal standing in Chicago, and with tho
money they were to have received, the
case might not after all have turned
out a bad speculation. Their design
came to the ear of the authorities over
here, who were very anxious that
nothing should be done to complicate
affairs. There were hardly sufficient
grounds to justify the arrest of the
young men, and if they had been ar
rested there would probably have been
an outcry on the other side, that inno
cent young men were being tyrannized
over by the brutal British. However,
they seemed to know very well that
they were not in legitimate business,
and I was very glad they took their de
parture as quietly as thoy did."
I intended to give still another in
stance of a gigantic scheme for mak
ing a fortune, but to that I shall de
vote a separate article.
NEGROES IMfOSED Oft
A "BLACK BIBLE" IS BEING SOLD
IN THE SOUTH,
The Bible Characters All Colored Black
Angels Ascend Jacob's Ladder-Seper
stiffens Negroes Prepared to Leave
Tbk World Lost THelr Muadat
HAT is termed a
"Negro Bible." in
which Moses, Aar
bh and all other
are pictured as ne
groes, in conjunc
tion with the ef
forts of an illiter
ate negro preacher
ger h a s turned
the heads Of about 400 superstitious
negroes in Atlantar Oa. "Rodgert'-told-
thc "400" that thfe world would cbmo
to an end recently, consequently the
negroes made all the necessary prepa
rations to go heavenward. They dis
posed of all their properties and house
hold furnishings, so that they would
have money enough to pay ail expenses"
in connection with the trip. The day
set for judgement Is past, bdt the ne
groes are yet on terra firma crazy and
in destitute circumstances. Many of
them have been airested and will be
sent to asylums, while others have left
The illustrated Bible is meeting with
a great sale among the colored people
in the black belt of Georgia. Missis
sippi and Alabama. A specimen Illus
tration, that of Jacob's dream of the
1 Got married on credit.
Lack of Money Kd inipedlinent to the
Stndeat and His Bride
The city registrar's office in the old
court house is the scene of one or two
marriage daily, and at the present
time business IS boomlne.- oats the Boa-
ton Herald. Amusing incidents ffe
quently occur. Perhaps the most pe
culiar case that has come up recently,
ah account of which was related to a
reporter a few days ago, is that 6f&
Harvard student who was lxi. love and
without funds. The love conquered his'
pride, and he concluded to Investigate
the mattef With a view of getting mar
ried oh trust He made his appearance
at the1 desk of the registrar's" office arid
inquired if that was the place where n
could procure a marriage certificate'
and also get married. He was informed
that it was, and a blank application1
was handed to him, which he proceeded
to fill out
After this Dfoceedinti was gone
-thrtragh-witlr he looked -tip -andf-lfi a-
hesitating manner, asked the clerk If
he couid have a few moments' private
conversation with him. He was taken
into the ahteroom, and this is the tale
ho unfolded: He said he was deeply In
love with a young lady, and that she1
was also very much in love with him.
But her parents had serious objections
to the match, and did all that was in
their power to break it off. They had
closed their doors to him, biit, notwith
standing this, he succeeded in arrang
ing meetings with his heart's choice,
and during ono of these he proposed
marriage to her and was accepted, he
arguing that if they were joined in the
holy bonds of matrimony nothing, not
even her stern parents, could separate
them. They had arranged the details
and concluded that the only thing to be
IN FEENCfl CANADA.
A Sketch op character on
A Roach Voyacenr Utters the Worst of
BUfaph'e'MTf and the Parish Care Bars
Bias frofaY tUe AUmfA Sketch front
"the Little Bell of iftnctf." S
t&3ssBmis i -' xwimwemmsaam
THE "BLACK BIBLE."
HE WAS AVERY SUAVE PERSON.
The young men said they had devoted
much time to the law on the subject,
and they certain that the case of the
Unite3 States could not be made good
before any competent tribunal, and af
ter events certainly showed that the
young men knew what they were talk
I was unable to give the young fel
lows any assistance, and the business
was too much out of my line to make
my advice profitable to them, but they
were nice young fellows, and often
dropped In to have a chat. 1 under
stood, as time went on. that their
business was not prospering, and that
they found it difficult to interest capi
talists in their scheme. Capital is
notoriously timid, and when there is
a chance of litigation between two
countries, the natural timidity of capi
tal seems largely increased.
One day there dropped in upon me a
man with a note book. He was a
very suave person with gentle and in
sinuating manners, and he wanted
some particulars about the three young
men. I asked him if they had given
me as a reference, and he said they
had not, but ho knew they called upon
me occasionally and he hoped I would
tell him all I knew about them. 1 said
that the three young men were strang
ers to me. had brought no letters of
introduction and I could not vouch for
them in any way. I then asked my
visitor to tell me. If he would be so
good, what he wanted to find out. He
said that he was perhaps in the way
of doing business with them and was
anxious to discover whether their rec
ord was good or not.
I suspected my caller of belonging to
Scotland Yard or the detective arm of
the British government, and when one
of the young men called next day I
thought it advisable to drop him a hint.
"I hope you fellows understand that
things which can be done In one coun
try without attracting attention, may
be Illegal in another country. In form
ing a company you have to be very
LAND WITHOUT ODORS.
Some of the Peculiarities of the
"In that country once known as the
'Great American Desert,' embracing a
portion of Texas and Arizona, there are
no odors," said a citizen of Dallas to a
reporter. "There luscious grapes and
many other fruits grow, especially near
the cross-timber country, but there Is
no perfume; wild flowers have no smell
and carcasses of dead animals, which
in dry seasons are very plentiful, emit
"It was always supposed to be a tree
less plain, upon which no plant could
grow or breathing thing could live, but
a large part of it is now successfully
cultivated, and but for the rarity of the
atmosphere, causing the peculiarity I
have named, and the mirages, which
are even more perfect than in the
desert of Sahara, no one would look
upon it as a barren country now.
"Another singular feature common to
the desert land Is that objects at a
great distance appear greatly magni
fied. A few scraggy mesquite bushes
will look like a noble forest. Stakes
driven into the ground will seem like
The Montana Onion Clab.
The nutritious and wholesome onion
occasionally finds its vindicators. At
the thriving Montana city of Anaconda
there is a dining club called the Ana
conda Onion society. Its first feast was
recently given with distinguished suc
cess. Down in the center of the hall
was set a long table with covers for all
the guests. At each plate was a large
and juicy onion; in the middle of the
table were an array of meats, bread,
fruit, crackers, cheese and other
things. At one end of the hall floated
the standard of the club in a proud
conspicuousness. It consisted of a pole
surmounted by a string of the vege
tables from which the society takes its
name. On the wall hung the motto,
beautifully wrought, "In Onion There
Is Strength." Each member wore a
pretty boutonniere of little onions. The
occasion was greatly enjoyed by all the
participants and the society hopes to
do much to restore the onion to the
honor and esteem of the world.
ladder reaching to heaven, upon which
were angels ascending and descending,
is herewith reproduced. The original
plate is in gaudy color red, green, blue
and yellow; and- the shrewd agents
have deftly hand-painted about half of
the angelic host until they represent
negro cherubs, cherubim and seraphim.
The idea has taken like hot cakes
among the pious black folks, who are
delighted at this artistic recoguition of
the descendants of Ham in the heavenly
choir. The idea is cleverly carried out
throughout the 24 "magnificently col
ored illustrations." Considerable li
cense is shown in giving sooty visages
to four of the Apostles. Care is taken
to show Judas as a white man.
A many-figured picture of the crowd
listening to the sermon on the mount
shows a fair percentage of black faces.
But the apotheosis is reached in a coarse
imitation of Dore's wonderful drawing
for Dante's Paradise, in which the an
gelic host is about equally divided be
tween the white and black races. The
cherubs, with their kinky hair plaited
into little tails, are especially effective.
The negroes are in many instances
idealized in the celestial state, their
hair being long and straight, a com
bination much desired by the American
negro, who is a ready purchaser for a
number of fake preparations on the
market warranted to make the kinkiest
wool as straight yz an Indian's hair.
Heretofore when a brother of an in
quiring mind has arked his pastor why
there is no "nigger angels" in the pic
tures the reverend shepard has been
obliged to reply that "in the heavenly
land the just are made perfect" i. e.,
white. This explanation has hereto
fore sufficed, but has not proved so
satisfactory as the ocular evidence pre
sented through the enterprise of a
Yankee book-peddler, that there " 'are
cullud people in the hebenly ban'."
done was to get married in secret and
then separate until he should graduate
from his college. She, of course, would
go back to her home and live with her
parents as if nothing out of the general
run of events had happened. But the
young man. being without funds, was
In a dilemma, and the worst of It was
he could not see his way clear to pro
cure the necessary amount to pay for
tho certificate and ceremony. His home
was in a western state, and he received
an allowance from his father only once
In six months. It was not due for nearly
two months. Ho concluded that his
only course was to try the method re
ferred to above. The clerk, being a
kind-hearted man, told the youth that
he would perform the ceremony and
trust him for the pay, providing the
lady in question was of age. The next
day the couple put in an appearance,
and were married. Upon the arrh'al of
the next allowance from his parent,
the youth walked into the office one
day, made himself known and gave the
clerk a $10 bill.
sayf" asked thf lit
tle chemist, step
ping lrom his door
way. "H cursed his
ed tall Medallion,
the English auc
his way farther into tho crowd.
f"Ah. the pitiful vaurlen!" said the
little chemist's Wife, shudderingly; for
that was an oath hot to' be endured by
any one who called the chiirch mother.
The crowd that had gathered at the
Four Corners were greatly disturbed,
for they aisd felt the repulsion that
possessed the little chemist's wife.
They babbled, shook their heads, and
waved their hands excitedly, and
swayed and craned their necks to see
Ail at once his voice, mad with rage,
was heard above the rest, shouting
frenzledly a curse which was a hor
ribly grotesque blasphemy upon the
name of God. Men Who had used that
oath in their insane anger had been
known to commit suicide out of re
For a moment there was a painful
hush. The crowd drew back involun
tarily and left a clear space, in which
stood the blasphemer, a middle-sized,
athletic fellow, with black beard, thick,
waving hair, and flashing brown eyes.
His white teeth were showing now in a
snarl like a dog's, his rap was on the
.ground, his hair was tumbled, his
hands were twitching with passion,
his foot was stamping with fury, and
every time it struck the ground a little
silver bell rang at his knee, a pretty
sylvan sound, in no keeping with the
scene. It heightened the distress of
the fellow's blasphemy and ungovern
able anger. For a man to curse his
baptism was a fearful thing; but the
other oath was not fit for human ears,
and horror held the crowd moveless for
Then, as suddenly as the stillness
came, a low, threatening mumble of
voices rose, and a movement to close In
on the man was made; but a figure
pushed through the crowd, and, stand
ing in front of the man, waved the
people back. It was the cure, the be
loved M. Fabre, whose life had been
spent among them, whom they obeyed
as well as they could; for they were
but frail humanity, after all. simply
crude folk, touched with imagination.
"Luc Pomfrette, why have you done
this? What provocation had you?"
The cure's voice was stern and cold,
his usually gentle face bad become se
vere, his soft eyes were piercing and
The foot of the man still beat the
ground angrily, and the little bell kept
tinkling. He was gasping with pas
sion, and he did not answer yet.
"Luc Pomfrette, what have you to
say?" asked the cure again. He mo
tioned back Ardenne, the constable of
the parish, who had suddenly appeared
with a rusty rifle and a more rusty
pair of handcuffs.
Still the voyageur did not answer.
A PROFITLESS LESSON.
A CffafflMMdlaa; Oslcr Orderly Wfto
In one of our infanffy" regiments
quartered at Aldershot some tifB0 ago,
fihs ef the men was detailed for coin-1
madding Officer' orderly. It was a
miserable day, rain coming down In tor
rents, and one of the duties of the or
derly being to tramp to the far end
6l the camp, our son of Mars thought
it was hard line, as. being a wet day,
his comrades would have no parade.
Thus it was In no good hufflor that
he repaired to the orderly room. Walk
ing straight to the colonel he said, in
an abrupt and surly tone:
"I'm your orderly."
The colonel was too astonished to re
ply, and the man repeated:
"I'm your orderly."
The colonel rose from his chair and
"Come here, my man. Sit down in
my place and fancy you are the colonel
and I the orderly, and I will show
you what you ought to do and how to
He went outside, and knocking at the
door, he opened It. and walking straight
to the man, sainted and said:
"I've come to report myself as your
The man. equal to the occasion, said:
"Very well, remain outside, I will
call you when I want you."
He did so, and, waiting a few min
utes, he heard the man call "Orderly."
What was his astonishment on going
in to see the man leaning back In the
chair with his feet on the table, smok
ing a cigarette, and to hear him say in
a drawling voice:
"I won't want you any more, orderly.
You may go to Halifax tor the rest of
It is needless to say the colonel did
not avail himself of the permission.
We are all evolutionists, but not all
of us are radical evolutionists. The rad
ical evolutionist believes that all the
processes of God are growth, and that
all forms of life have sprung from
primordial types. Man, he believes, I3
no exception to the rule. As he sees
the individual of the race develop from
the embyro, so does he believe the race
has developed. I am a radical evo
lutionist. Rev. Lyman Abbott.
The wife! "Isn't that your eye doc
tor?" The husband": "I thought so
until he rent in his MIL He's a skin
specialist." Harper's Weekly.
Her effort to be agreeable Clergy
man: "Some people thlak I preach long
sermons. Do you think so?" She:
"Oh, nd! They only seem long'-Puck.
Visitor: "But this portrait of MC
Bulger Is a good deal more than life
site." Artist: "J know it. That is the
size he thinki at is.l Boston Bulletin.
"That whisky to fifteen years old. I
know it. because I've had it that long
myself." The colonel: "By Jove! sir.
you must be a man of phenomenal self
She (haughtily): "I beg your pardon,
sir; you have the advantage of me."
He (jauntily): "I should say I had. I'm
the fellow you jilted ten years ago."
Melbourne Weekly Times.
First tramp: "It makes me nervous
to sleep in one of dese lodgin'-houses.
Supposln' a fire was to break out la de
night?" Second tramp: "Dat's so.
Dem firemen would turn a hose on yer
In a minute." Truth.
Teacher: "Tommy, you may define
the difference between a while and a
time." Tommy: "Wywy when paw
says he is going down for a while maw
says she'll bet he's going for a time'
"What course should a lawyer pursue
when called on to defend a man whom
he knows to be guilty?" asked the ex
aminer. The examined scratched his
head a moment and answered: "Charge
him double, of course." Cincinnati En
Beatrice sends us some verses enti
tled. "Why Do I Live?" We cannot use
your contribution, Beatrice, but we can
answer your conundrum. You live sim
ply because you send your verses in
stead of bringing them. Yonkers
The teacher of tho infant class at the
Sunday school, to interest the
little ones, bad begun to tell them the
story of the fall of man, when a mite of
a girl was heard to exclaim half aloud:
"Oh, I'm so tired of that story about thj
Adamses." Boston Transcript.
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Joiix Stauffeb. Wm. Kuenr.R.
Hans had climbed up into the cherry
tree to gather cherries. Meantime a
storm came on and the father called
out to the lad:
"Come down, Hans, it is beginning
"There's no need, "father," shouted
the boy. "I can hear it where I am."
A memorial tablet has been placed on
Lawn Bank, the Hampstead villa,
where Keats wrote his 'Ode to a Nightingale."
When a man has made his applica
tion and passed the physical examina
tion and the civil service examination
and has duly seen a few people with
pulls, and has gotten his appointment,
and his uniform, and his billy, and
twisters, and revolver, and has had a
beat marked out for him, he feels at
last that he is really a policeman, but
when he sees a dirty-faced small boy
stick his head around a corner at a
safe distance and shout: "Aw, go chase
yourself!" and then run iolently away,
he is absolutely sure of it. Somerville
.What to Cultivate.
"If a girl is anxious to marry "
began the maid.
"Yes?" said the woman of the world
"If she is anxious to maf ry and marry
well, from the point of view of society,
1 suppose she should prepare herself as
she would for a profession."
"There are some things that she
should cultivate assidously, and others
to which she need devote little atten
tion." "There are."
"Well, what would you advise her to
"A wealthy relative who is likely to
die soon." Chicago Evening Post.
WTiere does infidelity get its idea of
justice, mercy and truth? I say it ha3
stolen them from Christianity. Where
do men get their ideals of morality ex
cept from the bible? Ev.ry man wor
ships something. Even infidels wor
ship Ingersoll. They must think as he
thinks, do as he does, and imitate his
weaknesses. About all they get is his
doubt, and his doubt means desolation
and damnation to the soul. Rev. F.
Jonah was a "Shnt-In."
A young woman at Hartford, Conn.,
was telling her Sunday school class of
small boys the other Sunday about the
Shut In society, whose members are
persons confined with sickness to their
beds or rooms. "Whom can we think
of," said she, "that would have had
great sympathy for those that are so
shut in?" "I know," sa:d a little boy.
"Some one in the bible, Pin't it, teach
er?" "Yes: and who, Johnnie?"
"Jonah," was the spirited answer.
If you wish to mark your silver, chi
na, and glass towels in the very latest
fashion, you will mark on the former
two crossed spoons, on the glass tow
els a wineglass or tumbler, and on the
china towels the outlines of a cup.
These outlines are then worked in stem
stitch, and even the maid ignorant of
English cannot mistake their use.
The largest experimental apple
orchard in the world is at Farmdale,
I1L It is owned by Benjamin Buck
nan, and contains 550 named varieties
"The blasphemy is horrible, a shame
and stigma upon Pontiac forever." He
looked Pomfrette in the face. "Foul
mouthed and wicked man, it is two
years since you took tho blessed sacra
ment. Last Easter day you were In a
drunken sleep while high mass was
being said; after the funeral of your
own father you were drunk again.
When you went away to the woods you
never left a penny for candles, nor for
masses to be said for your father's soul;
yet you sold his horse and his little
house, and spent the money in drink.
Not a cent for a candle, but "
"It's a lie!" cried Pomfrette. shaking
with rage from head to foot
A long horror-stricken "Ah!" broke
from the crowd.
The cure's face became graver and
"You have a bad heart," he answered.
"and you give us an evil name. I com
mand you to come to mass next Sunday
to repent and to hear your penance giv
en from the altar. For until "
"I'll go to no mass till I'm carried
to it," was the sullen, malevolent in
terruption. The cure turned upon the peorie.
"This is a blasphemer, an evil-hearted,
shameless man," he said. "Until
he repents humbly, and bows his
vicious spirit to holy church, and his
heart to the mercy of God, I command
you to avoid him as you would a plague.
I command that no door be open to
him; that no one offer him comfcrt or
friendship; that not even a bon jour,
or a bon soir pass between you. He has
blasphemed against our Father in
heaven; he is a leper." He turned to
Pomfrette. "I pray God that you have
no peace in mind or body till your evil
life is changed, and your black heart
is broken by sorrow and repentence."
Then to the people he said again: "I
have commanded ycu for your soul's
sake; see that you obey. Go to your
homes. Let us leave the leper alone."
He waved the awed crowd back. From
"The Little Bell of Honor," by Gilbert
Parker, in the Century.
Tbey Make Wooden Toothpick.
The peculiar industry which keeps
up the village of Strong, Me., is the
manufacture of wooden toothpicks.
There is always a demand for this kind
of toothpicks, for only very economical
persons ever think of using the same
SCIENCE helps you to
YOUR OWN DOCTOR.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
In the United States there are over
37,000 female telegraph operators .
Weather bureaus are now in exist
ence in every civilized nation in the
world. Including China and Japan.
The sum of GO,000 is annually paid
by the gambling institution at Monte
Carlo, for the support of the clergy
Antelopes are -becoming quite scarce
in Texas. Only a few years ago they
could be seen on the prairies In vast
Mrs. Annie Merrifield, of Limlngton,
Me., is still industrious, at the age of
ninety-four. She spends most of her
time in knitting socks, which are sold
Miss Ella Ewlng, of .Price. Mo.,
weighs 299 pounds, and is said to be
seven feet two Inches in height. She
attends church regularly, and takes up
the collection every Sunday.
A big turkey was being dressed, by
Henry D. Long, a cook in a Bridgeport
(Conn.) restaurant. In the gizzard he
saw something glittering, and it proved
to be a diamond worth $200.
A household curiosity is the asbestos
towel, which never needs washing.
When soiled, it is cleansed by throwing
it in the fire, and in a few minutes it
may be taken out fresh and clean.
Health officers want $300,000 with
which to fight tuberculosis in New
York state. Tbey claim that the disease
is the one most prevalent among
human beings and animals in the state.
The first prize iu the freshman ora
torical contest, some days ago, at Earl-
ham college. Richmond, Ind., was won
by a full-blooded Indian girl. Miss
Gertrude Simmons, of Oeadwood, S. D.
Corsets have been worn since the
earliest ages. The mummy of an Egyp
tian princess, that had been entombed
for two thousand years before the
Christian era, was lately found incased
in a laced corset
From the Era, Bradford. Pa.
Too few people are acquainted with
the rapid advance of medical sciencs.',
and too many doctors are still plod
ding In the old paths. Once It comes to
pass that people know themselves, 4hat
all physicians are abreast of the
world's Knowledge, much of our suf
fering will come to an end. Medical
scientists are not delving into the
depths of knowledge for the mere ben
efit of brother physicians, but for the
benefit of the world. They place in
the hands of the well man a means of
keeping well, in the hands of the sick
man a means of recovery. To the par
ent they give the power of saving the
child. Science Is working for you will
you accent the Droffered help?
Mrs. George Itowend. an estimable
lady who resides at No. 276 East Main
Street, has cause to feej grateful to
ward the science of medicine.
She stated to a reporter that she
had been suffering with a female
trouble for many .-eirs. She had btn
doctored for the ailment for a long
time in fact, nearly all her life and
had never received anything more than
temporary relief. During the last three
years her condition grew worse and
was aggravated by an affection of the
heart. Her health was so poor that she
found it almost Impossible to perform
her household duties.
"I never believed In proprietary med
icines." said Mrs. Itowend. "but one
day last fall I read an article In a
newsparer which told of the cures ef
fected by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and
I decided to try the medicine. Before
I had taken the contents of one box I
began to feol better. The depressing
weakness which had bothered me for
so many years began to disappear, and
the action of the heart nt once be
came stronger and more regular.
"I took nine boxes of the pills and
I am now feeling better than I have
for several years, and I have unbound
ed faith In the medicine."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain nil
the elements necessary to give new life
and richness to the blood and restore
shattered nerves. They are for sale
by all druggists, or may be had by mall
from Dr. Williams" Medicine Company.
Schenectady. N. Y.. for SO cents per
box. or six boxes for $2.50.
Aitbtrizt. Capital if - $500,000
Paid ii Capital, - 90,000
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A Magnetized Tuck Hammer.
An inventor bas conceived the idea
of a magnetized tack hammer. This
will lift a tack from a box by the head,
and it is only necessary to give a gentle
tap to fix the nail in the wall or floor,
or wherever it is intended to go. It
can then be securely hammered in
without the fingers coming in contact
with the nail or the hammer in con
tact with the fingers.
Largest Family la the World.
Luigi Erba, a remarkable Italian
from Perugia, about 40 years of age,
started out some time ago to pick up
wives of all races. With them he re
tired to Polynesia, and word comes
from this retreat that he is now the
happy father of 370 children He set
I up bis harem in 1889.
A long-suffering woman wrote re
cently in her plea for pockets in the
feminine gown: "Birds have craws,
beasts ante-stomachs and the opossum
a pouch. Even ogres and savages re
quire something to serve the purpose
of a pocket."
Sarah Dernhardt's hair is naturally
of a dark brown and is far from lux
uriant; It Is, however, stiff and crinkly
and now that it is bleached a reddish
gold is picturesque and pretty: this
golden aurcle which frames the great
actress' face is exceeding becoming and
she 13 said to have done well to re
fuse to accept the indifferent color con
ferred on her by nature.
A new and decidedly mannish fad Is
the collecting of pipes by society girls;
these pipes are, of course, those which
have been smoked by masculine friends,
each one being labeled and tied with
ribbon of the favorite color of the
smoker. Some of them, however, are
accepted solely on their merits and on
account of their elaborate carving and
"Don't" says Mr. Russell, gravely,
"wear coral or turquoise with white
muslin if over 60. Don't wear jet if
you are tired and good. It is only
material that can wink. Don't, If you
were once told you were 'gypsy-like,'
wear large gold hoops the rest of your
life. Don't wear tbe paste that kills."
Two Choice Volumes.
"Her father is not what you would
call a well read man," said one foreign
gentleman to another.
Xo. His library consists of only
two books, lint they suflice.'
"What are they?"
"Hank book and check book."
Half Fare Kxcnrslnnn Tin the Waliaah,
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Eest or South,
Arril 21st and Mny .th. Excursions to
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Ti-.e Knergry In an Avalanche.
A French engineer lias thought it
worth while to calculate the waste en
ergy of the great avalanche of Gemmi
iu the Alps, which fell last September,
He makes it 1.-10O million metre tons,
or, roughly, three limes the same num
ber of foot tons; that is to say, the en
ergy needed to lift some three billion
tons a fcut high. The fall lasted a
minute and in that time developed
about a million horse power. If the
energy conld have been turned into elec
tric current it would have fed 00,000 1C
candle poner incandescent lamps five
hours a day during a whole year.
Didn't Know the Locality.
The healthfulness of Lynton, a sum
iner resort in Devon, England, is ad
vertised by this story:
Recently a visitor began to talk to
an old man in Lynton, and asked him
his aire, whereupon he said: "I'm just
"Well," said the visitor, "you look as
if you bail a good many years to live
yet. At what age did "your father
"Father dead," said the man, look
ing surprised. "Father isn't dead:
he's up stairs putting grandfather to
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