Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 11, 1904, PART 2, Image 9
wr2-paK9to"i The Omaha Daily Bee. 190 IS PRESIDENTIAL YEAR WE BEE KEEPS YOU POSTED ON POLITICS ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 187L OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 11, 1904. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. Great nn m urns Hnsierv Sale ere- THE RCLUBLB ITOUE. 25,000 stock of men's, ladies' and children's hose, which we secured at practically our own price ' ON SALE SATURDAY, JUNE Uth. 50c Men's Hose, i2c. j 25c 6 35c Ladies' Hose, i2c Newest pattern In lane atrip and embroidered, plain and fancy col ors, worm up to too your choice Fancy I no and drop stitch hose In black, oxfords and itMl grays I2tc I worth Irm 10 - 124c i 25c 6 39c Children's Hose, 8c, 10c, 12i All. the new srimg patterns, the fratet bargains ever offered. , Men's and Ladies' Underwear UCTORO LADIES' VESTS IOC S0O TO 780 COMBINATION SUITS 25C. Bleeveleea, with lace tad fancy Lisle thread, laoe trimmed, or plain, rake, la ail else, your I fl th aTntet anap In ladles Otm choice Saturday UC eulta Herod MM...fcwC tOO LADIES' TRIMMED UM- 7KJ TO fl.80 LADIES' GOWNS, BRELLA PANTS-Regular and SKIRTS. CORSET COVERS, CHEM- extra sis, oholo ORst IBB and DRAWERS, hand- RRa Saturday..... ...UG wmtl trlmmtd, at....M...UUy MEND rma BALBRIGGAN UNDEBWEAR-Wsrth up to Ho, QQ Saturday ..... , .....-...... Www 1100 BOON'S FINE MADRAS SHIRTS AT 490 MEN'S AND BOYS' SUSPENDERS Worth up to So, your cholo (fit Saturday, pair IUC That Vacation Trip la not ill in ulili If you have to worry about am eld battered trunk or carry an old battered crip. "We Can Supply Your Need With trunk of the very beet manu- frSm.r.,,.....2.75 to 30.00 Suit cases that will stand the wear and axe handsome a they make 1.50 to 18.00 Grip in the very latest atylea and beet aC"" 40c to 18.00 Do Not Fail to See Our Line An Exceptional Shoe Opportunity LOSING OUT the balance of the surplus Boston stocks and also from a large Omaha Jobber at almost ONE-HALF. ON SALE SATURDAY In our two Dig anoe department. Men's $8.60 and $4.00 Patent, Colt Bala ! at , Men'a and Women'a $2.60, $100 and $3.50 Patent Colt, Vlcl and T 1 f CI 1 DIU lDUUH, .Lit .. ....... ,,..,...... Misses' and Cbllds' Roman Sandals, at $L75, (1.60 and. , , Chrome Patent Calf Vamps,' dull calf quarter, and mlases', chllda' and Infanta dongola and patent vamp aandala, 1 . ACr TOo. Wo, tlM and . "C Women'a Tan Juliet and Kid t&tO Oxferds, S 1 , Qgg Chllda' $1.00 Turn Shoes and Roman Sandala, afc ........................,....... ............. .. ....... .wwm. Men'a. Boys' and Toutha' Canvaa Shoe and Oxford, OMAHA'S GREAT BARGAIN CENTER. ONE DOLLAR WILL BE WORTH TWO IN PURCHASING POWER AT THESE SPECIAL SALES SATURDAY. CORSET SPECIALS ItO LADIES' AND MISSES' TAPE GIR DLES In white, pink and 111. blue, at OuC B OO TO $1.60 STANDARD COR.8ET8 49C , These are broken lots, of standard makes, auch aa R. O. Thompson Glove Fitting;, and many others your cholo 49c Ladies' Neckwear 10c Turn-Over Collars, 01r each fiv loo Ladles' Linen Collars, Oin each "I 25c Ladles' Bilk Stock Collars, fr each 2fo Sets Ladles' Collars and iftf Cuffs, per set IV k 80c to 35c Wash Laces, Rc per yard 2&o Applique Embroideries, 7J"C Special bargains In All-Over Laces; Ribbons, lo to lOo per yard Saturday. Umbrella Special $1.50 Men's and Ladles' 26 and 28 In. Q Q Gloria Bilk Umbrellae at UOC . Ladies' Fancy Silk Parasols In all the newest shades and patterns, an Immense assortment, from 15.00 njj. down to tl.CO and UO0 Kaysers Silk Cloves In all th new shades, great Pfl, Value at $1.00, 76c, and UUC NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY $f0,000 Worth of Women's Ready Made Garments at About One-Third Regular Price. The Greatest Money Saving Sale Ever Known Saturday a Banner Day for Bargains. aSflO Women's Wash Waists Trimmed In lace, Insertion, embroidery or tucks. In all the new wash materia a lateat styles, Including- the NEW BERTHA WAISTS, worth from $3.00 to 95c $8 00, your choice Saturday. L ..2.39 ....0A ,;.JM)0 up front. 69c :60c Double Trading Stamp all day on Shoes. -Brooks Bros' $100 Turn and Welt Oxfords, J QQ How about your feet this hot weather? G rover's HAND SEWED shoe are what you are looking' for. ULTRA and GROVER for worn, and STETSON. CROSS ETT and JOHN MITCHELL ahoea for MEN. fXO Women's Jackets fa.98. Better than" those offered last Saturday nearly all silk coats, the greatest values ver offered, worth up to $10.00. O (1U Saturday, while they last S.VO tUMSO Wraia'i Wash Salt f4A8. Nearly all samples, mad up In th newest styles. In linens, lawns, madras, dimities, batiste, trimmed with lace and Insertion, worth up to $12.60, A QQ Saturday .VO 9 Ut Women's Veil Skirts S. Mad of te very best French voiles, trim med with several rows of taffeta, worth up to $12.00, the best values . r fifl ver olTerad, at.'.. O.VU ' fllk Shirt Waist Bnlta. ITS sample suite, made to sell at $16.00, $30.00 and $30.00, Saturday's Q Qf price, $lA.00V$li.60 and ..V Extra Specials Wo want a crowd Saturday. As an extra Inducement for you to visit our Cloak Department and see our stock we will sell FROM 8:30 TILL 9:30 A. M. $1.50 Black Mercerised Underskirts, at 49c FROM 8 TILL 9 A. M. $1.00 Women's Wash Waists, In vestings, lajvTis, dimities, etc., 29C till TBI RELIABLE ITORB. Lace Curtain Day Monday, June 13th. Our Lac Curtain sales have attracted buyera not only from tha thre cities, but throughout several states. Monday morning we will place on saie our Lace Curtain stock of four manufacturers-NOTTlNGHAMS, CABLE NETS, IRISH POINTS, efc.-V FOUR GRAND LOTS. -....3.19 3.75 1.65 LOT 1 Nottlnghams, worth up to $3.00, Monday, pair LOT 2-Cable Nets, worth up t $0.08, Monday, pair LOT S Bon Fame, worth from $V00 to $9.0 each, Menaay, each, from 14.60 down to..... ini.ftft,... LOT 4 Irish Point, worth from $1 00 to $1000 per pair, Monday, at, per pair, $5.20, $3.10, Xao and x) i ) a eSg I5C-TO MUSIC t01E?S-l5c FOUR OF Navaho, vocal and lntsrumental THE MOST Gondolier, vocal and Instrumental r- POPt'LAR Funny Folks, vocal and lnstrumsntal HITS. Under the Anhauser Bush, vacal and Instrumental Also many others, almost If net quit as popular Instrumental gems, such aa "Thoughts of Love," "Flowery Kingdom," ''Romany Rye," "Yankee Otrl," "A Seed of the Pen." "Virginia Beauties." "Steel King." "To th Front." VTrum petecrs' March," "Uncle Sammy. ' SUCH VOCAL FAVORITES as "Up m a Coooanut Tre, "Zulu'a Dream," "slor Boy' a Farewell," "If I Hod a Thousand Hearts," "Bessie," "She's My Girl," "My Dream of Lov," "Th Robin's Sweet Song Remtoda Sle of Tou," and many other catchy pieces Your choice (Ca Saturday IwV COPIES B Y MAIL 16 CENTS. , FROM 0 TILL 10 A. M. $1.00 Women'a Wrappers, at 25c FROM 90 TILL 10:80 A. M. xro women'a Lawn Klmonaa, 39c FROM 10 TILL 11 A. M. Women'a Wash Suits, In lawna and per cales ' trimmed with embroidery. fe. worth up to $4.00, each 1OC FROM 7:80 TILL 9:30 P. M. 59c $1.25 Women'a Wrappers, In lawna and percales, at.... Special Salejron Beds j Dining Chairs A oar load or Iron Beds will be placed ort sale Saturday A. M. at factory prices. The best opportunity of the vear. We secured them at a barcain f " 1 and will give you the benefit We also have a lot of odd Rockers and Dining Chairs which we will close out at 50c on the dollar Thursday. NOW IS YOUR CHANCE IMPROVE IT. DON'T FAIL TO SEE THESE GOODS. Saturday Drug Specials Florida Water, per bet tie Talcum Powder, Kirk's Glycerin Soap, large cake Dr.. Route's Egg Whit BOX Woodbury Boapa, cake.. Eastman's Violet and Rosa Talcum, 10c -5c 80 18c ..15c ..10c China Dept. 100-plnce Decorated Dinner Sets, best English seml-porcelaln, fancy shapes. Regular $12.00 and $15.00 values, Satur day $59 Stippled Gold and Hand Painted Salads, Fruit Bowls, Chop Trays, Cake Plates, etc, regular $1.60 values, Saturday, at 26o Imitation Cut Finished Tumblers, 6 for , ...6o Cups and Sauce re, handled, fanoy shapes, best whit granite, per set $4 All sizes Odds and Ends In Decorated Plates, as long aa they last, eaeh....6o MEATS! MEATS! High tn Quality Only at Hayden's Chickens, per lb Rooeters, per lb M. Veal Roast, per lb .......... Veal Stew, per lb Lamb Roast, per lb .......... liunb Blew, per lt Boiling Beet per lb. noiut Beer, per lo. No. 1 Hams, per lb.. No. 1 Bacon, nor lb. California Hams, per lb.. no. l Bait fork, per ID l-lb. Leaf Lard. ..10V40 .....So ,....8o . ..Co ,.. 64,0 oo ....40 ,..9Ho ,.10So .12Vo ...7Vo ..SVio ..ii.vo GROCERY & HARDWARE PRICES Trading; Stamps Absolutely Free Tnl 'r'f rVr ...... ...... Good Japan rice, pound xne aest macaroui pg T . .va wKit nr vaIIow cornneal 1-lb. can fancy Alaska salmon .... Uauou cans lanny appicn Large bottles fanoy pickles, any Large bottles pur temato catsup .. 4-IO. cans petiea nam S-lb. cans deviled ham t-lb. cans-solid packed tomatoes .... n. Itn.tAn haVftd bAftUia .... .... S-lb." can gQlden pumpkin 1- 1D. pxg. mincemeai m. .... 2- lb. can fancy sliced pineapple large vjauiurnia pruuus. iu ...... Fancy Oallfrnla seedless raisins, lb London layer muscatel raisins, io .. English cleaned currants, lb ,5o ..340 ..8Vc .U4o ....to ...lao ,.SO ..3Ho ..70 ..$v ::!!B .12c ..3 'o ..7o ....bo ..7o ..70 BUTTER BUTTER BUTTER Fanoy Separator creamery butter, lb. in vary oest new grass butter, lb . Good country butter for family use . Choice country butter for cooking, lb FRESH FRUIT SPECIALS Large Juicy seedless lemons, dozen . ij&rge juicy sweet oranges, dozen . Fancy Hallowe'en Dates, lb.. Colorado White Clover honey, rack Fancy Florida pineapples, eaoh .... HARDWARE DEPARTMENT 8 rolls tellet paper ... 6-pce, table set, fancy matts 8-drawer spice casts ........ ........... lover egg oeoier 8 large oxes tooth picks for -incn ruDDer garoen nosa Garden rakes, 12 tine t Hardwood adjustable screens ... ..... J7o ,120 ..10c ...10c ...12c ...6c ,.12c ,Jc -.10c ,..29c ,..4c -..5c .10C C 1 22c Don't Suffer from Defective Vision Wt nt Glastts Corrtctly, Moderatt Charges, Ask Our Optician About It, BOGUS CLAIMS FOR RADIUM Gtoriai af Iu If arrsk tu Powtri Fraaouced Mainly BaiL SIJPERUTIVE COST A WEIRD DREAM Dee Het Bffeet the Ceroe Clalaaed e It, hot Instead Ittmnlatea Oessa t Oreateg AeTlTttyv Th wonderful and mystr1ua properties of radium cav furnished beautiful themes - for th psud-solentlst te aw th lay mind with during th past two or three years, but. Ilk th perpetual motion at long ago, this latest Idol has fallen to earth and It real character la at last re In num arena technical' and papular ar ticle there have appeared vivid aescrlp tlons of all the things whloh radium Is supposed to d, but ther has net been a single artlcl written by an' authority en th aubjeot wn baa com to th front with deQnlt statements and undanlabl facta of What radium cannot do. Soan of the most extravagant assertions bar been mad not only In th popular press but tn the technloal paper aa wall indeed, the lattera are usually recorded authentically In the Utter class af jour nals trston net one af eur scleatifte spirit aa shows. only t plainly that th greater percentage of these wn pos aa a rants are really melodrama tie charao. playinaT to the gallery of publl sen timent. As a Light mm m Cere-AIL To begia with, whsa the discovery of ra dium was made by the Curies It was her. aided as a substance of auch Intense lumi nosity that a grain af the stuff would fur nish light enough to Illuminate a room. To those who were Interested enough te investigate, this deception waa quickly dispelled, but the great publlo seldom aeeks te pry Into technloal matters for any on of a number of goad and sufficient reasons, and t this day the majerlty af lay rtadera believe that radium I capable of emitting quite enough light to read by. Radium la jointly luminous, but net nearly as much so aa good phosphorescent paint of equal quantity, and a firefly makes the radio-active substance look Ilka a tallow dip under the rays af an are lamp. Such statements, misleading aa they are, are harmless when compared with th cruel deceptions which have been perpe tratedby sclentlsU(T) in New York, which educators has taken the trouble to refute them; just why It Is not easy te aay, un less It la for the reason that our learned fraternal brethren do not approve of the idea of contradicting each other. This method of procedure, this alienee, la not at all tn aocordano with true actentlflo waa evidently dona for the purpose of ob taining publicity. One of these waa th claim that th blind could be made to see by causing radiation emanating from th tube to be directed upon the optlo nerve; another waa the wide publicity given te the curative properties of radium in ths treat ment of caaoer and other pathological con. dl tlons. Thai radium anx ethos known auk-1 stance or method cannot restore a dead optlo nerve, any reputable phydoiaa or ocu list will tell you. In fact. It 1 quite as Im possible aa It la to restore life to a dead bodyk yet this waa the frightful hoax that waa sprung last winter, and the hopes of hundreds of persons so afflicted were falsely raised, and there la no doubt that these glowing tales account for the large sales of low-grade radium to the unsopklstl cated. That many of th blind have actu ally paid large sum for these X-ray cure treatments are facta la possession oc ths) writer. Inierlor te X-Rays. 'Aa to the curing of cancer by th ema nation of radium, It may be aald that when the X-rays were first discovered the same optimistic claims were held out, but time soon proved -that the X-rays offered little or no relief for the dreaded disease. Now the active rays af radium are not ao very different from those of a Crooks tub, th difference being la degree rather thaa la kind. Both the X-rays and radium rays produce very similar physiological results, and both penetrate wood, flesh, and other pore us sub stances, . while lead aad all the metals, ex cept aluminium, aeem te absorb or deflect them, aad anally both class w of raya af fect a photographic dry piae. Th chief dlffereno between radium and X-raya la that th strong eat emanations of the former are a million times' weaker tkaa the latter. How absurd It la, then, te suppose that radium rays oould prove more beneficial than the X-raya under similar patheUgical conditions! A fairly good X-ray oell with Crooks tube and battery complete can ha purchased for a couple of hundred dollars, whereas a grain of radium having a radio activity af M.000 costs tUSO. But there are very few physicians who have radium of this aotlvlty, the usual activity being LOO, 8.008 or 7.000. and worth $40, $1M and $Ka. respectively, ao that the exposure for the treatment of malignant growths would have to be prolenged sev eral hour te have aay effect at all. Radium cannot begin to eompeto with ultra-violet light In its healing proper tie f those untoward conditions, and von ultra-violet radiations are not posi tive and absolute in every ease by any means. There are n diseases known t th madloal profession for which the X-raya of ultra-violet radiations are net superior la doing the work better aad quicker thaa radium. Annihilating all the germa la water by placing radium In it la another one of those delightful little fantasies whloh men with more technical training than cemrnea sense would Ilk to have th people be lieve to be a commercial achievement of radium. . Radium will kill germs In a test tube of water, but It would have lit tle effect If plaoed la a barrel of water. But evea If this were possible, what would be the us when a little heat will bring water to a temperature where It la known to a certainty to have a baoterladdal aotion aad bo rendered perfectly safe? It has also been argued that by this method water absorb a certain percent al e of the ray of re Cum gad is itself made radio-active, and whoa taken In ternally Its therapeotio value la similar to the direct application of radium, and ao affeota the diseased tusmes and rids the ayatam of bacilli by its destructive force. When It to takaa tnla wu. dera tion that the amount of pure radium In pitchblende la only about ene-ten-mllllonth of 1 per cent equal to the amount of gold tn salt water and when this la made up In the form of a compound with barium chloride of carbonate and a grain of this substance la hermetically sealed In a glass tube aad placed In a bucket of wa ter. It la only reasonable te suppose that Instead Of killing the microbe K would act aa a delightful stimulant, and It still remains for the Investigator to prove the contrary. Wad lens fa0OO,OOO a roaadl One et toe aaost sensational features about radium, and one that really appeals to the Imagination of ovary one, be he technloiaa or layman, la the enormous prices at which the substance la quoted. For instance, wa are Informed that radium la a substance whloh millionaires eaanot buyl Likewise millleaairea may net buy the moon. There la no auch thing as a 100 per .coat pure radium, but any on with $1.60 may buy a grain of radium barium car bonate that haa aa aotlvlty of about 60 X; that Is, the radio-active material la a grain of the compound la fifty times greater than la a grain of the mineral pltaableado from whloh It la made. la some of the stores radium la an exb bttlea In the windows aa aa advertisement; the little glass tubes eontaialag the white powder are placed in neat velvet cases which eest two or three times as much as the radium itself. To these oases cards are attached oa whloh this legend appear la Urge letter; Radium I $8,090,0u0 per pound. .......... I I .-I It la an attractive advertisement, aad ens cannot help but wonder how, If radium la worth $$,000,000 per pound, a grain of It aa amall aa the amount U should have ever found IU way Into th llttl Broadway store. It U a bit f advertising equal t th bast yellew Journalism, and catchee the aye af the public, and If ana oarea to In vestigate Just a little Into the mysteries proposed, It would be found to be like the proverbially half-a-lle, since the substance shown la a preparation of radium, aad pure radium, were It available, would oeat ap proximately $8,800,100 per pound; as It is. there are 68 grains te the pouna, which, at the rate of $L6v would be $760 per pound instead. The announcement of Sir William Ram sey that radium U capable of being trans muted lata helium has given the "gold- from-leed' workers fresh argument, a U Hunter, of Philadelphia, but Sir William's deductions must be weighed In the scales of time. Pereglnua, a brilliant scientist of the thirteenth oentury, showed a remarkable clear Insight Into the phenomena exhibited by the loadstone, but Pereglnua fell down bard la one respect, for ho proclaimed ha oould produce perpetual motion magnet! o ally. Pereglnua was as good a man la his day aa Ramsey la now. A Columbia professor has ahowa a per petual motion acheme by means of radium. but the moral pointed out above U obvious. Radium possesses IU especial properties and so deea magnstlo stsel, and the former Is not more wonderful than the latter. Th laws relating to the conservation of energy still remain unchanged, and radium emana tions dearly conform, to these laws. A JJrdrivk Collin la Waahln(toa post. REAL LIFE OF THE SOLDIER Pamphlet, -48md bytk 0rmniant Tall of Hia OomaajratiTaly Ekvpy Lot HOW HIS WANTS ARE LOOKED AFTER Opportunities tor Edaeatloa Mixed with D at lea la Times Peace rawvtetea for Athletic Sparta evnd Other Diversion. The glamor Which surrounds a aoldlera life In time of war haa been th them of singer and story teller for centuries. The shook of battle, the reverberating booailas of sonorous artillery, th wild daah of oharglng cavalry, the storming of cannon crested heights by long linos of cheering men behind th glittering steel of bayonets, tba bugle calls, the aoreaaolag and crash ing of bursting shells, the joy of combat, the celebration of vf-rtory la the blue, acar let, and gold pomp aad panoply of glor leue war, have long been told la song and romance. But what of the aoldler'a Ufa in days, months and years of peace? What doea the soldier da te amuse himself T Where doea he llveT What dees ho wear and eatT Theaa are question seldern anawered by aeng and atery writer. . Tula the United States government an swers In a pamphlet In sued to combat the Idea which seem te prevail la maay parts of the United B taxes that the soldier U the regular army helda a position below that of an ordinary cltisen; that he perform dutlea degrading to an American ; that his privi leges are few and far between and that en listment In the army aCorda practically ao opportunity either for advancement, accumulation of savings, or self-Improvement. These ideas are ao far from th truth that they are preposterous. The day has gene by when the rowdy, the bum, the hobo, and the dissolute can tnd a refago In the army. The army regulatlona bar all such from the ranks. Recruits tn the regular army must b be tween a and $5 yeara eld. They must be unmarried, of good antecedents and habits, aad free from bodily defects. They must be eitlsena of the United State, or have de clared their Intention to become dtlaena, and must be able to apeak, read and write the English language. There are many recruiting . stations throughout the country where a maa may present himself for enlistment. If he pauses a satisfactory examination h will be ac cepted by the soldier tn charge and duly awera Into the service of the United Statea oldler I pen's Comfortable Lite. The roorult may not have a cent tn his pocket aad only a ragged ooat oa his back. He may be homeless, shelterless, without friends. Ha may not knew where his next meal Is to oome from, but from the moment ha la awera Into the eervloe of Undo Bam he haa a heme, good clothing, oomrades, a club, a gymnasium, a chance to educate himself, a monthly In coma, and an oppor. tunlty to aava money and have It draw a higher rate of Interest thaa la paid by any savin bank la Cluoeao, Bull sick he will receive medical care and nursing free of cost. If he should become Infirm dur ing twenty yeara of service If he cares to make soldiering a llf business he 1 sure Of a comfortable hem near th national fapltol for th rest of his llf. Once enlisted, the recruit receive new clothing, a part of hla uniform that Is, a cap, kleuae trousers and some undercloth ing, and la sent to the depot rendeavous. Here ho will be given aa overcoat, If In winter, blankets, ahoea, stockings, and mora underwear. Thus the new recruit haa provided himself with new olothfng and temporary quarters through no more effort thaa that required tn raising hi right .hand to take the oath to aerva Uncle Sam faithfully aad well. Having been assigned to a company th recruit will receive hi bed aad bedding and assigned to the squadreom. Then he beglaa to learn the routine life of a soldier. First he is instructed how to fold and oar for hla bedding and to keep his part of the aquadroom in order. But that la easy com pared to drill. . He la supposed to knew how to walk, to held himself erect, or hew' to carry a gun. Thre hour a day for flv day in th week thex reorutt spend in squad or company drill. This Is the hard eat part of the recruit's life at the rea dexveua, but it usually ooetiauea not longer than a month. In a month the recruit la supposed to become pre Select tn military evolution. j Chs.n.ee) te Attend gchoek Four time a week he listens to lecture aa various military dutlea. The evenings ho will have to hlaaaelf uatU 11 o'clock, at whloh time, unless ho haa pormlaaioa to be absent, he will have to be In bis bed. If ho chooeoa ha may attend school in the evanlag, otherwise ho I free to put In his time aa he likes, either U or out of the gar rise a. After a month haa passed th recruit will begin te take hk turn at the Impertaat tjuty of going oa guard, and at th end of three aoatha he Jelaa his regiment, fully equipped tor the life of a soldier. la th regiment the roorult will hav a better Urn than while at the readesvoua, for ha then feras those oomradeahlpa which often oontlnue through Ufa Hla home la at oompeny quarters. Her he finds squad rooms, a dlalng room and bath room. Ha haa aa Iron bed with wevsa wire mattreaa, and a lacker In which to keep hla personal belonging. Modern bar racks are heated by steam, with plenty of hot and oold water tm the bathrooms. At every military station there la a achool, a post exchange, a library and reading room, and an amusement halt At the achool the recruit may Join classes from November 1 to April 1 and receive instruc tion In language, literature, mathematloa, history and the sciences. Ia th library he will And book of all kind carefully selected and purchased from tin to time, the men being allowed to name auch hooks aa they like to read. Tba pest exchange la exclusively for the soldier's use. It supplies the men, at mod erate prices, with auch articles as may be deemed necessary for their use. In It will be found billiard and pool table, and tables for playing checker, chess, domlnoa and cards. Gambling Is not permitted and only oft drinks are sold. The gymnasium 1 aupplled with ths various baxgt ring, trajpeees, ladder. Uk, useful for developing th musel and giv ing healthful exercise. The amusement ball Is fitted up with stage and scenery, and it 1 used tor ama teur theatricals, dancing parties, etc. Oatdoor Sports Popular. Ther are ample outdoor facilities for foot balL base ball, la creese, tennis and other sports, and th rivalry between the teams of different companies lends greater Interest to th life of a seldler. Thus It will be seen that every arrange ment U mad for th aoldler'a comfort and amusement It can safely be said that hardly in any place where a young man may live, In the ordinary employments, will he have a many convenlenoea ao easily within reach and with so little to pay for them aa he will find la the army. Eaoh seldler receives a dally allowanc of thr-fourtha of a pound f pork or bacon, or canned beef, fresh or corned, or one and ene-feurth petmda of fresh beef, or twelve ounces of salt meat; eighteen eunees of soft bread, on pound of hard bread, or one and one-fourth pound of commeal In addition he receives an ample supply of beana or peas, rice or hominy, sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee and tea and one pound of treah vegetables. These rations are drawn In bulk once In ten days, or aa often aa may be necessary. The meals are prepared by eempany cook employed by the government. On holidays turkeys, chlckwna, puddings, etc, are added. Any game ar fish resulting from hunting parties la cooked free of charge. The pay of a private la $18 a month and an increase of $1 a month for hla third year and If he enlist within thre month from date of discharge $3 a month for fourth year and $3 a month for the fifth years that la, $18 a month for the first two years, $14 'a month for the third year, $15 a month for the fourth year, and $18 a month for the last year. For every subse quent five yeara af contlnuoua service $1 mere la added to hla monetary pay. He la allowed $182 every three yeara for oieth Ing. By care he oaa save from $60 to 878 of this amount Chicago Tribune. HOW DID CHINA DEGENERATE? Oaoe It Waa Far Ahead at the Civil ised World of Eaiej la All Thlagrs. ft-... The more the history of China is investi gated the more oertain It a earns to bo that many of th Invention and diacoverlea supposed to hav first become knewn ia Europe were really known centuries befr to th Chinese Th Chines mad us f th Invention and discoveries for a while; then, a th lit of the nation stagnated and all prog ress slopped, they were allowed to becesae lost arts ia the land where they originated and were fergotten until they were reintro duced from the west Centuries be for tba people of Europe began to manufacture paper the Chinese made It aad used te write en It Even Hedln, the explorer, found burled la the aanda f Gobi desert a ruined city, aad la the city many manuscript af paper cov ered with Chinese script These piece of paper wera 1.860 yeara old. and very good paper It waa. According to the Chinese chronicles paper waa mad la Chlnd 1,009 yeara before th i Christian era, whereas It first became knewn In Europe la the ninth century, and Its general use and manufacture dates from comparatively recent times. Long before the European began to mine coal to use as fuel th Chinese were using u It Marco Polo, th Venetian traveler, who visited China In 1276, being then a young man of 2L waa much surprised to find the Chines "burning s loses" a he expressed tt He says la th story of his travels: "Through the whole province of Cathay (that la, Chlna certain black stones are dug out of the mountains which, put Into the fire, burn like wood, and, being kin dled, preserve fire a long time; and if they be kindled In the evening they Veep fire all night; and maay nee these atones though they have plenty of wood." Recently there was celebrated at the city af Amalfl, In Italy, the 0Oth anniversary of the birth of a Bailor named Gloja, who has been commonly regarded aa th inventor of the mariner's compass. Though his claims to having Invented th compass have been discredited. It Is certain that It waa about hla time that the mag netic needle began to be used by European sailors, and the Invention became generally known. Tet aa ancient Chinese record speaks of the ootnpass as having been used by on of th old emperors 2,035 yenr before Chrtot, when the emperor, being caught hi a fog, made himself nn Instru ment which told htm which was north and which waa south. , When the Interior of China la at least opened to ervfllzaMon and an the history of the decrepit empire become known. It may be found that many other lnventlona, eomrorte and Inxurle which FAirope and America enjoy were old stories to tile Chi nes centuries before they became known to th western world. Washington Post 8 ere Aid to Lenar Lire. Electrlo Bitters give aa aotlve liver, per fect digestion, healthy kidneys, resruhir bowels, fine appetite, or no pay. 6O3. For saie ay a. una a (Jo. A Parrot Detective.' A parrot belonging to Jlnie. Tarby of Paris has won distinction by leading the police to arrest a band of clever and no torious burglara The band broke Into Mme. Tarby'a house at a time when only the bird waa within. As soon as the .mistress returned the bird, much to her surprise. saluted her with "Hullo, big feet I" When sbs discovered ths ransacked state of her house she sent at once for the police, and upon the commissary arriving he was alxo greeted by the parrot with the observance, "Hullo, big feetl" The commissary resented the remark, and said, "Hush" to the bird, which replied at once, "Oh, hurry up, big feet; you are slow big feetl" Thk commissary turned to Mme. Tarby, and the Utter, anticipating a complaint, hastened to explain to the Indignant ofn er that the bird had never used the expression before that day. At that a light broke In upon the commissary. " 'Big Feet' Is the nickname of a notori ous burglar," he exclaimed. "I soe It; your bird has reported the robbery." . Following-up the clew, the burglar and hla accomplices were soon arrested, and the bird la to be produced as a witness against them at the trlaL-Nsw Xork Press.