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One grreat secret of youth an4 beanty for
the young woman or the ' mother u the
proper understanding of her womanly aye
tern and well-being. Erer Woman, young
or old, ahould know herself and her phys
ical make up. A good way to arrire at
thin knowledge is to get a good, doctor
book, such, for instance, the -People'
Common Sense Medical Adviser." by R. V.
cored by sending twenty-one cents in one-
cent stamps for paper-Donna omme, en-thirty-one
cents for cloth-bound copy, ad
dressing Dr. R. V. Pierce, at Bufialo, N. V.
The change from maidenhood to woman
hood is one tnat involves tne wnote pout.
The strain at this time upon the blood
forming structures may be too great Dis
orders of the functions peculiarly feminln
are 'nearly always dependent upon de
fective nutrition. In all ucn easel jDr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription is just the
vegetable tonic for the female system.
I cannot express my thanks for the benefit I
have received from Dr. Pierce's medicines,
writes Mr. Julius Webrly, of Cambridge, Dor
chester Co., Md. "I took 'Favorite Prescrip
tion and fcel that a perfect curs has beck;
effected. I feel like thanking rod for CM kind
and fatherly letters which jroO wrote.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription was
the first exclusively woman1 tonic on the
market. It i has sold more largely in the
past third pf a century than any other
medicine-for women. Do not let the drug
gist persuade you to try some compound
that has not had the test of so many years'
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets should be
used with "Favorite Prescription' when
ever a laxative is required.
"On account of the polyga
mous habits of flowers," the teach
ingofbotanj has been stopped In
the public schools of New Bruns
wick, N. J. Another case for the
Smoot investigating committee.
An editorial in the Outlook
sajs "the negro is really the most
intelligent citizen in the South." He
is also more intelligent than some
people who are writing editorials in
the North. Washington Post.
The forecast of the cotton
crop by the Department of Agricul
ture, based upon an average condi-
- tion of 91.6 on the 25th of Jnly,
warrants the expectation of a crop
of 12,000,000 bales, when consider
ed in connection with the increased
acreage. This will be a record
breaking harvest of the staple The
commercial crops of recent years
have been: 1902-3, 10,725,422;
' 1901-02, 10,062,995; 1900-01, 10,
401,435; 1899-1900, 9,142,838; 1898
1899, 11,189,205: 1897-8, 10,897,857
bales. , Owing to the high range of
prices, partly specnlative and partly
the rosult of shortage, the crop of
1902 3 represented the formidable
total value of $538,000,000, and onr
cotton exports were worth $343,
666,902, considerably exceeding the
exports of breadstnffs. This statis
tical position of cotton is ield by
-many to warrant the prediction that
the 1903-4 crop will bring the South
something over 1700,000,000, and
that of this cotton to the value of
between $466,000,000 and $500,
000,000 will be exported. There
are large figures. They show with- j
out argument the importance to the
South of turning a deaf ear to the
mistaken advice to restrict its cot
ton crop as much as possible, to the
end that artificial scarcity may keep
the level of prices high and favor
"I see M. Ignatleff is being
boomed for minister of the interior,"
laid the first Russian. "Poor man!"
said the second mournfully, "boom
ed to-day, bombed to-morrow."
Buffalo Express. 1
Harper: So your wife is going
away for the rest of the rammer!
eh ? Carper: Not at all; she's going
away for the balance of the sum
mer; she don't need the rest. Bos
"Did your father teach you to
do such things?" asked the minister
of the boy whom he caught pum
mellinff a comrjanion. "Hnhl I
, should say not. Dad can't even
. i 1 1 whin me." Houston Post.
ill This conversation took place
i over the telephone line at BIchmond:
' .J i 9 "TTftllftl" TTo11a1' -ftr, fil ?
'mo, ym not 60 vet." She hung n
the receiver like hitting the box wit!
a rock. BIchmond Musourian.
"But wasn't you brought up
to work?" asked the kind lady who
had staked the tramp to a handout.
"Dat's wot I wuz, lady." replied the
hobo "De las' time I wna brought
up de judge put me tor work for ten
days." Chicago News.
A . W a. mm .
"unr jonn's coin' to be a
fpreacher, I guess," said Farmer
Korntop, "jedgin' from his college
perfeaaor sez about him." "What's
that?" asked his wife. "He sea he's
inclined to be bibulous." Philadel
! J una Mildred Has just an
nounced ner engagement to young
omvtne. Stella Indeed! And
hfl niArl tn sat art a wrvnldn'fc Kumar.
hi. l" $ Red to the best man on earth
WJt ii Julia And she won't. I'm engaged
fo tnat individual myself. Chicago
HEW YORK BANK!.
est of Hear lax Bme Aversxes ler
las Past Wsek.
By Teiegrapn to Uie Honing Btar.
lixw Tork, Aug. 6. The stale-
Vent of averages of the clearing house
hkM of th.li edty for the week shows:
loans, LO95.478.900: decrease. L
51300. Depoaiu, $1,204,313,400; de-
rease, uircQiauon. tss,
U.BO0; derease,$32L400. Lecal ten
br, $34,194,000; decrease, $1,854,100.
peeie, s773,168.200 laerease, fl.vso,
M. BMerve, $357,S'1,200; Increase,
8,880 ; decrease, $188,060. Burplxu,
tu,ouo,oou: inoramae. ki.jmu. rux-
rdi deposit. tsi.l5i,875: increase.
CASTOR I A
lor Infanls and Children.
3 KM Yea Hava Always Bought
llow to Mate ia
fortune In Literature
They bad met at Lake George. Now
they vrero on the day boat going
from Albany to New tork, thinking
of the charming daya they had been
pending In Idleness. Seated on camp
chairs on the upper deck they enjoyed
the scenery and talked of their outing.
The man smoked and the woman heleV
a magaslne in her lap.
Tomorrow," said the former, "1
hall be back In my office."
"Do you work hard?"
"No; my werk la very- easy. People
who hare anything to sell come to me,
X only buy what is cheap j therefor 1
have no trouble in selling it"
"Ml work, too, Is pleasant I sit In
tho morning after breakfast in tnf caft
room bx an east window where I get
the sunlight and scribble ttt hall a
day. In the afternoon I do a little d$
mostlc work, then amuse, myself
"tThat la your line of literary work?"
"So you are the Irene Buckingham
whose story appears" in that magaslne
yon are holding so lovingly f"
"(I la mx first published story." she
replied, smiling from her brows to her
"ffow many times haTe you read It
te me see. I think it is six"
t must have read my first prodnc
tloh in print sixty ttxnes
"Xou? 1 did not know you were on
fcwol rpry many people, know that'
"Tod keep modestlt In the back
ground. Bow delightful! Your works
go out Incognito."
"No; they have usually been pub
lished under my own name."
"But t never heard"
"Of Matthew Brlggs?"
"Pardon me; I''
"(Singular, since I have had consider
able success. I have made a fortune at
"Ton surely don't mean that you
write this trash that is so profitable f
"My work has been as good as nry
talents would produce, t think t can
say that it is for above the average,"
"you made a t ortunftto hit wrote
something that was original." 1
"1 wrote several original things, but.
the more original they were tne great
er difficulty I found In securing a pub
lisher. One very original bit of mine
was published, ut I mismanaged th&
ffispdsal of it and made nothing out or
fiHioOgh it took Uke wildfire."
"Do, please, gatlsrj my curiosity.
You shy that you nave done good, ip-
eitlmate work which It does not ap
pear, from what yc-Q $ay, has been re
munerative, and yet yoft have made a
fortune by It"
"I will give you a brief account of
my career. Jjy first productions were
in Imitation of my favorite uthot.
They were not even accepted. My sec
ond were my own peculiar ideas writ
ten fn my Owli style. They, too, re
mained unsold, finally I made up mi
mind to write what tho people wanted
rathej than what 1 wanted.' Fortu
nately there was a field lq which was
very much at home. There was plenty
of romance In It and this t extracted,
t wrote what seemed to please every
one, but my productions did not reach
the great mass of the public. The re
alm was a failure. At last I found k
friend, a partner in a publishing house,
who gave me his Influence, and the
concern published a novel for me."
" see. This was your chance. How
many thousand copies were sold t"
"Only two thousand? Surely this
could not have made you a fortune or
a reputation. By and by you will tell
me .of some great work of which I
have often heard."
"X never wrote another."
"My royalty on my novel was $300.
I made a fortunate Investment of this
honey and got what men who .have
made fortunes declare to, be the hard
est part of then work L e., the first
thousand dollars. I lived 0b little
more than nothing and kept turning
over my money. Today 1 am account
ed a rich man, all, as you see, made In
"But you could as well have made
it in molasses." .
"I had no molasses to sell. I had a
acuity for scribbling, and this gave
me. a lump sum. Fortunately I bad
the good Sense not to try to live by
literature alone, so that I could Invest
Sy little capital. While I was mak
S my living this capital was making
money for me. The disproportionate
ability between capital and labor to
make money Is as the sands of the sea
to a single gram. Of the million dol
lars of which I am possessed three-hundred-milllonths
were made by a
very high order of intellectual work
and the .rest by capital."
"I flm disappointed."
"i fear you will be more disappoint
ed if you set your heart on making a
large sum without any other assist
ance sav$ your brain, 'the brain is
simply, a lever to put that powerful en
gine, capital, into operation. If the
brain and the muscles, after keeping
the body alive and In condition, do
this they will do all that should be re
quired of them.' The rest is the work
"But how about authors .who make
great sums from their works?'
"Tell me about the winners of the
first prize Id a lottery, and 1 will re
spond with something of interest about
these literary prize winners."
&he, too, made a fortune at litera
ture, she married the man who got
hla start as a capitalist by writing a
novel. EDWARD 8ANDEBSON.
HAD A GOOD MEMORY."""
Congressman Gibson of Tennes
see was in the commissary depart
mgnt of the Ifnion army civil vpax
oar In December, 1863, $6 wai
Crafted from Washington tQ a poinj
farvland. The onlv wnVt
re was wagon, sj
iv mules the entire
mars died as a result
r r . -
and Gibson was
bv order of GejierB
eriAriro rf rtrrrtrlirf
leic evenings ago the
"flttennen im entertain
n A Iiiithertm' rhiirp
on. deliverfncr a ehori fl'
e he had concluded an
r bearded man approached
'Gibson. I Atill rrtftintjiSTi
tf overdrove those mules! h?h"e
f, bearded man was Ueneraf Diy-
wnom uibson had not seen
ice tne court martial cnisode or
A llorrlstown dispatch says : ' Much
interest was aroused by the appearance
of a crucifix and a figure 0f rjhrlat on
the back of Abbott Parker, of Oharles
towu, Mass., after he had been struck
by lit htntng in a storm here yesler-
itav -hnt It dTlnMl tn-v thai thm
cruclflx1 had been tattooed "on the
Before the window of a railroad tick
et office at Chicago stood a young lady
rery daintily dressed, very feminine
and with the manner of one not used
to traveling alone. She was fumblmg
la her hand bag for her pocketbook. Be
hind her, waiting hla turn, was a young
man, also of a very genteel appearance,
"Isn't it In your pocket?", suggested
the young man deferentially.
'rocket? haven't a pocket"
toextl" cried the unfeeling ticket,
"Two te New York," aa&the
man, producing two twenty
and securing two tickets.
"Permit me," he said fo the gtrL "tp
offer you this ticket You cansmd iffe
the amount when yoo racn iw xorB.
Come, we have but twt mmuteB.''
Without waiting tot a feply ho
her belortgiiigB, carried them to a
lng room ca and paid for net;
then gave ner a card) "Begtnahl(
IX ciub.v This done, bi wen'
his seat, took up a paper and began to
was not long before the
handed him A card, "Miss
Thome," and, said the rouna. lady
sired to speak fo him. Grant dmri
hh paper and hastened to hex chain
"qn gave me no dpportuulw tp
than yoV 8 eai 9ot5fei h
pay the fare of a stranger, taking the
Adhere if no risk,'' tie interrupted
"I know a lady whep I see her. bathe
I .coneidej 11 a rmWim$nt (hat yon
should tfecept thp lavet froaS bni
whom you have never met before"
-This completed the introduction and
the two passed much time fh chat
during the trip, Whefc they reached
the Grand Central station at New Tork
a carriage was waiting for Miss
Th6rne, Mr. Grant pot ner lit lifted
hla hat and went nls wa&
Jonathan xhorne, the father pf the
young lady, when informed of the epi
sode was much displeased with his
"You should have returned to your
upcles," he said "got what money yoh
needed from him and come by another
fidna explained that It was all done
so quickly that she had no time to
consider, but this did not appease bfef
father, whose ideas of the relations qT
young people of opposite sexes Wefe
rather Parisian than American,
Tjfie next ovening before dinner Mr,
uranr was sitting in yhe coffee rooi
ia.ni0 Club wtten be received a
adj proceedhu to the receptipn roor
mei tne rather ox his traveling ooi
have come to pay my daughter's
debt, sold the gentleman coldly. "1
should have preferred that she should
have waited and received the funds
from a, different source."
Grant smothered his indignation and
apologised for his action. Mr. Thorne
took out his pocketbook and, as It was
necessary to send to the office for
Change, laid It oA the table. When
(he account had been adjusted he left
the dub and neglected to take up the
pocketbook. Grant saw ft and took
dharge of Ik Half an hour later My.
thorne drove again td the club doOT.
Grant, who was expecting tujn, Was
looking 6pi of a window and recog
nized In the coachman One he oftep
need himself. Instead o'f responding
at ofiee to Mr. Thome's card the young
man went out to the coachman.
"1 want you to do me a favor and
I'll make it all right with you," he said
to the man. "Go Into the club, right
past the doorkeeper and Into the re
ception, room. There you will find tie
gentleman you drove here, (temand
your fare. Accuse him of trying to
beat you. Be violent and abusive."
The coachman knew that a rtcfi fee
was In store for him and played bis
part welL When Grant entered the
reception room the man was shouting:
"I want my fare, and I won't be
beaten out of It"
3 left my pocketbook here, I tell you,
as soon as I get it I'll pay you,"
"That won't da Give me fhy fare, I
Wbat Is the trouble, Mr. Thome?"
asked Grant politely.
"When I left here my pocketbook
was on that table. This rascal"
"Don't be alarmed, Mr. Thome," in
terrupted Grant "All articles left In
the club are deposited at the office,
but there's a good deal of red tape
about it Meanwhile I shall be happy
to supply the amount,"
Mrt Thorne declined the favor wljh
dignity, and at a wink from Grant the
coachman recommenced his abuse.
Faces of lnXu$tive clubmen appeared
at the door. Mr. Thorne finally sur
rendered, and Grant paid the Indebted
ness, "Be seated, Mr. Thorne" h said
after the coachman had left "I will
go to the office and inquire for your
Leaving the room, he soon returned
with the missing article.
I am pleased, Mr. Thorne," he said,
"to have had an opportunity fo make
some reparation for my fadlt In re
spect to your daughter. I bid you a
vtetr good evening."
He turned on his heel and was leav
ing the room when the other stopped
Mr. Grant" he said, "I have beep
very harsh and ungrateful. thank
you, for ydur loan to my daughter as
well as to myself, and beg that you
will drive homo with me ana dine with
US, that my daughter may also have
J if opportunity to express her gra ti
lde." hat was the beginning of marked
attentions oh the part of Mr. Grant to
Miss Thorne. J
HBSTEB B. MERIWETHER.
Corralling a Client.
A leading king's counsel recently
said at hla club In- London that he
was indebted for his rise sv the
world to the active co-operation of
a humble but resourceful individ
ual In the days when he was a brief
loss barrister he went 6no afternoon
to read In the Innei Temple library,
it had not been there long when
Sis small errand boy appeared,
greatly excited and breathless from
"It you please, sir' the bo v gasp
ed, a gentleman is waiting for y6u
at the chambers with, a brief. Be
cant get out, sir. Fve locked Mm
- Together the barrister and the
boy hurried back fo ti;e chambers.
, tho gentleman with a brief.
ard became a most
Secretary Metcalf has astabllshed
the following schedole of salaries for
local Inspectors of steamboats through
out the country during the present
fisca year : $1,800 for eieh in the dis
tricts of Memphla, Tana?., Nashvilla,
Tenrt, Jackton rllle, Fla., aad Aptr
lachiBola, Fla.; S1.&00 each: In Bavaa
nah,! Ga., and Charleston; $1,800 at
Mobfle, Ala.; 13,000 at -Norfolk, ,Va.'
and $3,280 at HeQgwt.,..
rg-rtj--"' lMajAaf7VI --r JsU-. '
The Octagon House
: tOrlsrnat "
My nerves having given out, I con
cluded for a tonic to ride on horseback
from Boston to Nova Scotia, keeping
the coast all the way. - It was In July,
and the weather was delightful. . -
One evening after I had been out a
week I was riding on a beach, looking
for a house In which to put up for the
night On a point of land standing out
into the ocean I saw an octagon shaped
building and rode toward it When I
reached the place I was disappointed
to find U deserted. I 'cast my eye
northward along the beach for an In
habited dwelling, but could see none.
As t was growing dark, t determined
to dismount and see if I cooJf efect on
entrance and spend the night there, t
found the bouse securely locked. Affw
er examining every door and window
on the ground floor t went down, to th&
water's edge to loot again rot another
habitation. While there I noticed
atone built opening that had evic
been used for a sewer. Bendlas,
tared it and walked till 1 came
trapdoor, which removed and
out in what had been' the klftheA.
To my surprise, t found 4 house the?
bad evidently been shut nil t of majfy
years. There were hAlrcloth and. m
hogany chairs and sofas, ana four post
bedsteads. Pictures, all old faahloned
one, was an engravihtf of General wh
fleld Scoti labeled Qur Next Presi
dent" hung 55 the wails, dome qf
them were oil portraita, qfle 5f,a fl
looking- old, gentleman ho might bhh
been tne owtev off the ploe
In the kitchen bantrf waB food" that
aaa cromotea to ausr. i rounq a oanoif
qn the shelf which I appropriated
took with nie into the principal
room. Opening the curtams, I saw that
the bed was made up, though
bedding was yellow and had a musty
smelL But I was tired and concluded
to cover it with a blanket t carried
with me and sleep there. $efore doing
so, t amused myself for a few minutes
examining the furniture and the pic
tures. That of the old gentleman in
terested me most It seemed to be. tn
excellent condition except Its old fash
ioned design frame, t noticed the eyes
particularly, for they were very ex
pressive. A deserted bouse ts not a slumber
winning place, and after a futile effort
to get to sleep I opened my eyes,
glancing from one article In the room
to another till they fell on the old
man's portrait Great heavens I .The
right eye was not painted at all I It
was real; not only real, but it was
looking straight at me. Sat op la
bed and stared at ft, as it Was staring
at rpe. fhe other eye tvaS still ft
Oointed ere, with the Mme expfe$8loh
had hoticed In both befqfe t went to
bed. 1 glanced from one eye to the
other in a vain endeavor toOetect the
cause of the difference. Thep re
membered that I was traveling o
benefit overstrained nerves, and cov
ering my face with my blanket X
tried to quiet myself.
No effort of self control could keep
md from looking again. It seemed to
me' five Or ten minutes at least it was
doubtless the fraction pf a. minute
When I threw off the blanket There
Were the two eyes, the one ot paint
the other of reality, forming i gro
CeSquq contrast, the right eye looking
straight at me. Then suddenly thero
was a quick aide glance and return to
the sanje position as before.
This wok too much for fny already
qvefstruni nerves. 1 ffave a cry qf
4gony ana burled fny face again under
It occurred to me that there was but
ote chance of my retaining thy reason
that was to occupy my mind till morn
ing. 1 had Often put myself to sleep
by repeating the multiplication table,
and after many. Ineffectual efforts to
repeat the multiples of 2 I succeeded
In fixing my mind on the table and
went through with It to the end. As
soon as 1 had finished I went over it
again and continued the process till I
began to feel drowsy, and at last fell
ThS sun rising out of the ocean cast
his first beams upon me ana awakened
rhe, le was Very beautiful to look
upon, but I was no sooner awake than
1 remembered my experience of the
night before and turned to the por
trait Both eyes were painted and har
monious as the night before, i got up
and stood directly beneath the picture.
There was something Uke a line cir
cling the pupil of the right eye. Draw
ing the table to a position where X
could Btand on It and face the picture,
I mounted and put my finger agahist
the pupil of the uncertain orb. a my
surprise, toV finger went through ft
without resistance. X withdrew the
finger, and the pupil was again in place
Then, t saw that it had been cut so that
It swung from the upper edge by a few
threads Of the canva. Some one had
uqed it for a peephofq.
Ihere has never been, a moment In
my life of such exquisite mingled Joy
and relief as the discovery that I was
not on the verge of Insanity 6o inter
ested was I that I resolved to prop
the matter till I had discovered a com
plete explanation. In the adjoining
room I found a hole in the wall coh
ered by a picture and under it a stand
on which i mounted and, lifting the
pupil of the od man's, portrait, looked
dowp upon the bed in which I had
slept Then I explored the house end,
tn the cellar found under a pOe of ruj
bfeh an entrance to a subcqllar In
which were stored boxes and bales
Without number. It was plain that the
place was a den of smugglers.
Jt turned ouf that Che owner was a
grandson of the gentleman whose por
trait had been pierced, who bad gone
to the. bad nfid to sea as well before
he came into the property. He was the
leader of the smugglers and bad looked
at me through his ancestors eye.
AtJSTTN ALLEN tONGSLB.
USEFUL MEASURING DEVICE
An ingenious "inch measure" is
nofr on the market in London. It
cons is t& a six pdintlH star made
oi alnmfniufn, tha distance oi each
point from its neighbor being x
dcthr one inch. At the CenWr of
the star fa a loose thn
wtdch.is held in the flm
the star Is rolled along, point
t fttflr thn Rnrffartt trt no m.
Each -point learn a alight
f, winch toaika an inch space
the peyonone; ily this
i any cuxace-Ckn e measored
readilj followed" or-afr
The freight steamer Mohican, built
for the Olyde Steamship Company,
was launched at Cramp's ship yard. The
Teasel was christened by Mrs.
Wilbur F. Bose, grand-daughter of
the late William Cramp. -Tha Mohi
can will ply between Boston, New
York, Charleston and Jackson villa.
She is 384 feet In length, has a depth
of 40 feet and her carrying capacity la
1M.0Q0 cubic feat j
The Plot to Liberate Marie Antoinette
. : - and Her Children, r ,
After Kg Louis JCVL had been
guillotined at the time of the
French jvvolution a bold plot was
formed by a few royalists to liber
ate Queen Marie Antoinette, her
two young children and Mme. Eliza
beth, the king's sister. These con
spirators in chief were a curiously
assorted trio. First in rank comes
the Chevalier de Jarlayes, who had
married one of Marie Antoinette's
ladies in waiting, a shrewd and ex
perienced soldier. The, second and
third of the chief partners in the
scheme were jailers of thi queen.
Toulan and Lepitre. Toulan. oncfl
s book and nmsic eellpr in Pana,
wsjB now" a member of the ogmmuga
8) indefatigable, gay. isourceiul
asqon, honestlv repnbilc,an by ocn
vjction. but with a redho (Jascan
Heart for a womaii fc aanger ana
distress, pepitre was a) schoolmas
ter ajM rhetorician, fie had a seai
00' the provisional committee, and
mOre important by far to the. inter
ests of tpe conspiracy, he was pres
ident at the passports cxrnnuttee
and could famish the necessary
4 very likely plan had been elab
orated, un a dara night 1
Tcmlalt ana Lepitre being
of lli prison, the qtleen t
Elizabeth, disffuised as municlDal
QjBdalB, were simply to walk out of
the gaps, PS Louis Napoleon, In Ids
Clpentere aothee. walked out of
tbd cKateau oi Ham. The little
Mme. Koyale was tp be dressed like
the child of the prison lamplighter,
ana a loyal kitchen hoy was to carry
in a basket the small Louis XVII.
Janayes would have three cabs in
readiness, end the fugitives were to
make for (he coast of Normandy,
where an English boat would stay
for them. The scheme offered very
considerable difficulties, hut they
Were not insurmountable.
But the poor queen's luck was
cold. Lepitre, a fomantic coward,
failed her when the time came to
furnish the passports. One other
chance was left. De Jariayes and
Toulan, doubly strong in their devo
tion after the defection of Lepitre,
planned an escape for Marie An
toinette alone, but she would not
leave her children. "Xt has been a
beautiful dream." she wrote to ar
jayes. It was tne last dream of lib
erty that she had.
Artists often sigh for the secret
of the rich, lasting colors used by
the ancients. A French chemist
has been analyzing the famous Alex
andrian blue on some fragments of
a mosaic from Pompeii, and he finds
that the pigment was composed of
sand and carbonate of chalk subject
ed to a very high temperature and
mixed with copper. He has exactly
reproduced the tint by this mixture.
Alexandrian blue is the most "fixed"
color known, however, and was man
ufactured in the 'time of the Ttol
emies, being introduced info Italy
early xn the Christian era.
A German Revolt.
The Germans are resenting pun
ishment for "majestaetsbelcidigung"
more and more. Not long ago a
teacher at Ottweilcr was accused of
speaking disrespectfully of the em
peror. He denied the charge, but
was nevertheless suspended and pi;t
on half pay. The whole town took
his part. Kvery day he was invited
to meals and otherwise cared for.
A petition was sent to the govern
ment, and a boycott wa9 placed on
the merchant who had denounced
him and who consequently had to
go out of business.
Xwo Women and an Eagle.
Miss Lena Demann and Mrs. Vio
la Wikening oi Cold Springs, Ind.,
captured an eagle the other day aft
er a fierce fight. Armed with pitch
forks, they attacked the eagle in a
fence corner, where U was devour
ing a large turkey. The eagle got
39 talons fast fn Mias Demann s
. othes, and. being unable tp extri
cate itself, Mrs. Wikening plunged
the fork into the eagle and killed it.
The bird measured six feet six
inches from tip to tip.
Qrtaln of a Family Name.
;C. P. Rcddrop of Chicago knows
vhere his family got its name. Just
under his left eye is a red mark,
looking much like a strawberry.
"Every member of my family, as
far back as can be traced, hadlluch
a mark somewhere on the left side
qf his or her body," said Mr. Red
drop. "Wo are convinced that the
family name came from the fact
that our ancestors haq a red drop
mark oh their bodies." Louisville
Red Rust Fits! Oats.
We have just received a car of
Rust Proof Seed Oats
and are now in position to fill
orders. Get onr prices before bay
Ink!. W. B. COOPER,
308, 310 and 312 Nutt St.,
; ' an 6 tf Wilmington, N. C.
An TTj t r, h.
ROCK, ICE CREAK),
Prompt shipments and lowest
HALT. & FEAESALLs
rs aLtness of dead sea."
' What makes the Dead sea salt is
a question that has been discussed
for centuries, and the most recent
explanation is that advanced by
William Ackroyd, who assigns as
the most important cause the at
mospheric transportation of salt
from the Mediterranean sea. Pre
viously it ha3 been assumed that
the saltness of this historic body of
water was due to the soil and rocks,
which, it is now thought, would not
be able to furnish the amount re
quired and that the Dead sea was
once a port of the Red sea, which
had been cut off by the rising of
Palestine and concentrated by evap
oration,, a hypothesis which is not
supported by. facts. According to
Ackroydi theory, the winds blowing
from the Mediterranean would bring
rain charged with salt. In proof
of this it is stated that the propor
tion of chjorin to bromip is the
some m tho Dead sea that it
in the Mediterranean. Harper's
A Most Remarkable Case.
A wonderful anaesthesia under
terrible injuries has Just occurred
in Parig. A young married woman,
Mme. Deplats, feu in her room in
a. fit of giddiness, upsetting a lamp,
from which her clothing caught fire.'
Tho Ifldys husband found her un
conscious and suffering from very
severe burns about the lower limbs.
At the sound of his voice she recov
ered consciousness, but seemed to
bu&i no pain and to be quite un
aware of her condition. She merely
urged him to "see that tho" soup
does not boil over." At the hospital
6be' displayed similar freedom from
discomfort; to the utter bewilder
ment of the doctors, considering
the extent of her injuries. Death
took place within a few hours.
8peaKcr Cannon's Ink Work.
When Speaker Cannon takes his
pen to sign a few bills everybody
moves away from his immediate vi
cinity, so as to be be3-ond reach of
the ink shower he U sure to dis
tribute. In five minutes the marble
rostrum at which he sits looks like
the back of a coach dog.' Mr. Can
non is 'always much afraid of blot
ting the document awaiting his sig
nature, so he shakes the pen vigor
ously before putting it to work. On
days when the speaker has much of
this work to do Asher Hind, the
Earlianu nlary clerk, who sits beside
im, wear what he calls hla "sign
ing trousers," which garments are
about as much soiled ns they can be.
Nicknames For British Warships.
Jack likes n name which rolls
easily off the tongue short, handy
and open to familiar alteration. The
Howe, of the Admiral elasa, which
he has dubbed Anyhow; the JEolus,
klnown ns tho Alehouse; the Reso
lution, nicknamed the Rolling Itez
zy; the Barhain, which bluejackets
know chiefly as Baa Lamb, and the
Old Immorality, or Immortalight,
by which he is wont to identify the
handsome cruiser lately in eastern
waters bearing a famous record
all have handles that suit and please
him. London Telegraph.
Big Cc!J Storage Plant.
The United States has a cold
storage plant in Manila that is
without an equal. It holds 1200
tons of beef. V00 -tons of mutton,
150 tons of butter, 100 tons of po
tatoes, 100 tons of bacon, etc, or
sufficient of the necessities of life
to feed well an army of 10,000 men
ior three months. Besides its mere
ftorago capacity it has an ice plant
with a daily output of forty tons.
New Exouse For Drunkenness.
In the Portland municipal court
last week a woman got to the limit
of excuses by saying that an appar
ent drunkenness was in reality only
A desnerate attemnt on her Dart to
jreax m a pair oi new snocs ana at
ie same time to walk on ice. Judge
smiled, but cave her thirty
lys. Bangor News.
ttonarch Stump Puller.
Will pan Stamrs 7 feet
In alameter. Guaran
teed to stand a strain
ot RO.ooo pounds. For
catalogue and dis
counts on first machine.
QBUBBKtt ICO.. Lone
Tree, Iowa, if 29 w am
5,000 pounds Beeswax.
6,000 pounds Wool.
1,000 pounds Cow Hides.
Prices furnished on application.
SAM L BEAR, SR, & SONS.
wmniagton, N. a..
jy H DAW tt
Hammocks . .
We have an entirely new
line which we will sell
as cheap as any on the
market. Call and see us
before you buy.
ROBT. C. DeROSSET,
my29tf 32 North Front St.
A Word About Butter!
We are sealing a most delightful tresn But
ter, from tne Mountain of reanerlvania. It
Is churned on Monday, sent by express to as,
and is received every Wednesday morning, it
comes In 5 pound pans and l-pound blocks.
We can sell tt to yon perfectly treeH every Wed
nesday. A each lot arrives we place It In a
refrigerator and keep tt hard and sweet untt
Wilmlnoton Grocery Co.,
Jno. L Boatwrtgbt. Wnaarer.
Those 14 jeiau
uifiRli .Jlt : Vf 4.1 WVi-.vA rf-l
Tho Kind You Have Alway3
In uso for over 30 years,
All Counterfeits," Imitations and " Just-ns-jrortI- nrt- hut
Experiments that trifle with andcnrtangortlio healtls of
Infants and Children Experience against Uxpnrhncnt.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria 1 a harmless snbstitnte for Castor Oil, Pare
goric. Drops and Soothing Symps. It is Pleasant, ft
contains, neither Opium. Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worm
and allays Feverishncss. It cures Diarrhoea and, "Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, enres Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
W Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TH( nuTwii omniw. n wmui evMcr. rw tom env.
AT GAYLORD'S BIG DEPARTMENT STORE.
Ladies' Belts In all the new colors and shapes, 25 and 50 cents.
Ladies'1 Lace Collars 25 cents at Gajlord's Store this week, worth 00c,
We have 10 pieces of Jap wash silks
in pretty colors that are 50c. values
and we will sell now for 25c.
One yard wide black taffeta silk
at 65c. a yard; a better quality of
yard wide black taffeta silk at 75 c.
a yard; onr warranted and guaran
teed black taffeta silk, $1.25 value,
we will sell this week for $1.00.
We have a full line of black Fean
de Solr silks that we are selling for
74c , $1.00 and $1.25 a yard.
Some short pieces in Foulard silks
that is strictly all silk, that we will
sell for 15c a yard.
Alpine Lawn, in pretty Summer
colors, we are selling this I week at
3o a yard. We have a nice line of
10c Lawns in pink and light bluea
that we sell at 7c a yard. A spe
cial drive in India Linens that we
are closing out. A 6c quality for
4c; our 10c Indlas we think are
the very best; the same quality we
sold the first of the season at 12c;
we have a full line of Indias at all
prices 12T, 15, 18, 20 and 25c a
In this department we have re
cently made large purchases and we
are able to show our customera an ex
tremely handsome line of Val laces,
Allovers, Yoking- and Rucbings.
We have Val laceg as low as 10c
per dosen yards. We are showing
an extremely nice line at 25c per
dozen yards; we have a splendid as
sortment of the very prettiest pat
terns for 40, 50, 69, 75c, and $1 per
In this department we never have
dull times. We keep our stock up-to-date
all the time. We have plenty
of pretty new duck hats, the very
latest styles, at 50c. each. We also
have a nice line of white chiffon
hats, the kind we sold for $1.69 we
are now offering for $1.00 apiece.
We also have a nice line of pretty
Remember the Place,
GEO. O. GAYLORD,
iv 31 tf
G. W. Yates & Co.,
Wholesale' and Betail Booksellers and
Depository for School Books adapted by the State of North Carolina.
School Furniture and School Supplies of all kinds.
FOR SALE ONE FARM
We have for sale cheap one good farm cart, first class, every
- thing new. Can be seen at our place of bnslneis. Will sell
for cash or on approved security.
33- 3L. G-OEE OO.,
Wholesale Grocers and Importers. Wilmington, N. C.
Notice ! This !
We carry a full stock of
Flour, Sugar, Uolasses,
v 1 . . .
and all kinds of can goods at
Come and see u- or Bend your
S. P. McllAlR,
i e 26 tf Wilmington. N. 0.
13ohtt anil wKwh h. hew;
has horu the Kiii:Unvo of
has been nuulo nuslcr hin pov-
supcrAislon since its inlhiu-y.
straw hats, in newand pretty goods,
no old stock nor trash. Our very
best 50c. sellers we are now Belling
at 25c apiece. We have a few hun
dred odds and ends in bats, all
prices represented, and give yon
jour choice for 10c. each.
We have on sale 5 inches wide
beautiful fancy ribbons, tho very
best quality of satin taffeta embroi
dered patterns, ribbon that retails
for 35c. for 15c. per yard. Wo have
everything in ribbons, all prices, all
styies, all widths. A plenty of nice
taffeta ribbons at 10c. per yard.
In this department we look to the
wants of all our customers We
have the ready made veil to sell at
25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00 each. The
latest and prettiest style of veiling
at 25c. and 50c. a yard. A nice line
of all Bilk veiling at 15c. per yard.
Nice quality of muslin underwear
for ladies. This has grown to bo
quite a strong department in our
store. We sell the Royal Under
wear maker's goods, and every gar
ment is warranted to be perfectly
made, full size, all felled seams,
goods that are the very best, the
muslins are all good quality. Wo
have everything that ladies wear.
We have them from 10c a garment
to $3.50 a garment.
The Big Racket Store,
117 Market Street,
Wilmington, N. C.
MERCER & EVANS
SHOES n he lowest basis
Of a living profit. By their Cash
on Approval system they are en
abled to surprise yon with low prices.
CALL AND SEE THEM.
Fresh arrivals of Douglas' Low
Cuts in all leathers. Also, Ladies'
Low Cuts from Krippendorf-Ditt-man
Co.'s. See onr White CanvaB
Goods. They, are beauties.
llercer & Evans Go.