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RIGHTS OF CHILDREN.
ENTITLED TO A SOUND MIND
Our Overworked und Underfed Uoj anil
Glrli llniirt of Slutlj Irregular Knllng
llalilts Disastrous P.OMilt of Ignorance, j
Ileal '.fliicittli.il. I
Children havo uot only a right to tho .
wisest education, but they have a right
to bo such by birth and heredity that they '
can bo educated to sotuo purpose It fs
astounding, as ono walks through a low ,
neighborhood, to seo what u vast number I
offioada of u truly inferior sort aro bo j
gotten Or if you will rido with mo up a j
bad; country road you shall find an im 1
nienso preponderance of badly shaped
facos and peaked or pinched brain caps 1
There aro neighborhoods whero this is I
not so Uu-go heads, well shapeu, and
handsome features aro tho rule. What
makes tho difference? lliology will tell
you that tho thoughts of parents and ,
their emotions in other words, their
habits and habitual feelings shapo tho
child. Not only do sudden frights go to
mark the unborn, but tho every day
thoughts and ways of living do tho same. .
Responsibility runs far back, and somo 1
day tho matter will pet a full and popular I
discussion Physicians of intelligence '
understand It. Hvcrv onoshould bo mado
to understand it. Every child has a
moral right to enter lifo under at least fa
vorablo eirc iuntunces.
ovi:itwoi:Ki:t and undi:i:fkd.
Overworked and underfed chihlrou aro
far moro common than is supposed. And
this occurs in families above tho averago
in this country moro often than in thoso
under tho averago. I do not bcliovo ono
half tho dannigo is now being dono by
overworking bodies that is dono by over
working brains Tho factory for children
under 12 is not so dangerous as the school
house. 1 am now sneaking of tho school :
linn sin fnr vnmiir MmilmTi tvltli n-nml KmIho
and fine nerves that aro capablo of very I
lurgo attainments. No child should ever
be compelled to undertake book learning;
before it is C or 7 years of ago. ami until
12 ono hour at a time is all it should bo
allowed to study Set your boy down to
an interesting book, a story, or whatever
ho enjoys lxt him read it for three
hours, and then call him off. Vou may
now diagnose him.
Ho is dazed as ho walks. Ho is very
liKoiy irntauio witn oilier eliiluren. Kx
ammo his tongue, and you will hnd his ,
.It.rrtt irtt, it. !,,r.riir..l !,,- ........ ....
iwbt.oi..,.. .........v... . .... ,u,u mum uu ;
his head; it is hot. His eyes aro full, and !
touched with inflammation.
,.... ot. :.. i
mumy iui i
wealt 111 llisl
along time, ho has grown
back, and is leaning in his shoulders.
Tho boy every day is tired and unstrung.
If this is a habit, or if ho i3 accustomed
to five hours in school, with possibly!
stuuy anil rearing out ol senool, ho is
already au invalid ho is on tho road to a
breakdown. Mark you, 1 do not say ho
will become diseased; ho is diseased. In
stead f being built up to his best ostato
physiea.lv he is being pulled down. And
this is true f tho majority of our schol
arly boys and girls. Almost at tho be
ginning of life thoy aro started on inva
lidism. ir.UKoi i,.it ii.nrrs op eati.vo.
But I said tney aro underfed. So they
aro, tho children of our best families; they
aro overstuffed and underfed. They bo
gin lifo almost at ouco on cookies and
meat and other foods that do not nourish
them at all, and servo only to destroy tho
digestive organs. Thoy eat at all times
tnd whatever they choose, and aro thereby
underfed even when gorged. It Is weil
known that only that food which is assim
ilated and used by tho blood becomes
nutrient or nourishing matter. 'I ho child
may havo far too little of this when con
stantly ctitiu'r This is peculiarly true if
allowed to overtax tho brain. Tho child
has nouo too much blood to do tho build
ing work, but this is taken away to tho
brain to do a vast deal too much thinking
and imagining That is what I mean by
underfeeding and overworking I sin
cerely believe that at present wo aro moro
In need of laws forbidding tho overbrain
tasking of children than of laws forbid
ding their employment under 12 in facto
ries and for undue hours. Wo shall
shortly como to seo that our educating
process neud.saieguaixis lor ino children
instructed to It.
It will bo well when wo como to Her
bert Spencer's Idea that real education
shows "in what way to treat tho body; in
what wax to treat tho mind; in what way
to manage our affairs; in what way to
utilize all the sources of happiness which
naturo supplies; how to uuo all our facul
ties to tho greatest advantago to our
selves ami lo others; how to live com
pletely." In all these respects tho rights
of children etend, and if tho state, is
right in intertering at all to sccuro com
mon education it is obligated to interfere
to tho extent that will secure for tho
child all that atruo education involves.
Does our prest it system cover tho case,
or oven pretend or purpose, to cover it?
Take, for instance, the ono item, "How
to treat tho body." Is it not a fact that
99 out of 10U cht'ldren aro left to find out
whatever they do iind out about tho body
and how to u.-o it by stumbling upon facts
through bitter eip'erieuco of diseaso and
pain? And when, after a wretched and
miserable career, they dio, what Is dono
to mako another generation wiser than
tho last? M. Maurice, M. D., iu Globe
Democrat. UU rirst Night Out.
Bride (of a month) My husband seems
to bo out very lato to night.
Maid Yes'tn; it's after 11 o'clock.
"Mercy on mo! Do you suppose ho
could havo met somo former sweotheart,
"No, indeed, mum: tho butler tells mo
your husband is at tho club, having a
good time with his bachelor friends, and
I think, ma'am, you ought to do somo- j
"Why, of course. How thoaghtless I
ami (Jet mo that box of phosphorus
from tho cabinet."
"Deario niol Vou ain't going to com
"Suicidol Vou must bo crazy. I'm
going down to tho front door to rub phos
phorus on tho keyhole." Philadelphia
Turkey In Winter.
Torkoys do not requlro as warm quar
ters in winter as do other fowls. How
ever cold tho weather, they should bo al
lowed to run out of doors overy day, ex
cept, perhaps, iu very stormy weather
If confined In warm quarters and not al
lowed to run out of doors, they usually
bhow signs of Indisposition, lose their up
petite, become dumpish and iuuctlvo and
not unfrequently dio. They aro Tory
hardy birds and cully wintered. About
all thoy require U a place to roost at night
whore they will bo out of tho wind, plenty
to eat and drink and thfclr liberty during
tho day. Poultry Yard.
A Terstan Ilnaar.
In tho baznnr. Tehcnui, there aro tho
silversmiths fusing the metal into ingot
ami km?, liainuicring nt the plates, dr
signing, engraving, chasing and solder
ing: tho work is scon in progress from
tho very leginning, ami woo bo to tho
unfortunate wretch who shall bo dt
tcctctl in using alloy or an unnecessary
quantity of solder. Tho workers in
in copiKT, m iron, tiio manu
facturers of textile fabrics, all give a
continuous industrial exhibition of their
own, which is open to nil tho world,
"free gratis, for nothing." Tho confec
tioner produces his sweet ttoc-k in trade
under the eyo of tho purchaser. 'I ho
Persian likes to havo everything mndo
specially, and Bits by to seo it done, to
mako sure that what ho buys is fresh,
and that he isn't cheated.
It is uot to bo wondered nt that the
bazaars aro tho favorite loungo of the
middle and lower classes. All daylong
tho irreat arches of tho bazaar nro
thronged bv a noisy, pushing crowd,
hurrying and gesticulating, but all
ia Willi tl4a III
high good humor. - llereconio tho iiiouit-
tcbank, the lniiFoons, tho proprietors of
dancing lxirs iind monkeys, tho street
conjurors, and tho man with the tamo
lion; the itinerant venders of llowern.
lettuce, pipes and hot tea; tho sellers of
eggs and poultry; the dealers in wenpoiw
and second hand clothing, and innu
It is not to he wondered nt that tho
European traveler finds it very difficult
indeed to tear himself awav from the in
numerable attractions of the Persian ba
zaar. Tho bric-a-brac hunter may como
upon a priceless piece of faience, which
ho may possibly hecuro for a few pence.
Here ono may occasionally pick up a
muul wtic treasure, which tho owner is
glad to part with for a little moro than
tho price of tho metal; but here tho
stranger must beware, for skillful for
geries of old coin are not unknown, even
in Persia. But there i:i ono honest cus
tom invariable in tho Persian bazaar: if
a purchaser is dissatisfied with his bar
gain tho seller is always ready to return
Jmn 'n3 money if ho brings back what
he has bought within twenty-four hours.
iiua is i craumiiotcruuiiunuu num.
Mexican anil Spaniard.
The average Mexican, like the average
American, is free with his money neg
lectful to those little economics which
Europeans understand so well, and.
therefore, when a rich Mexican hind
nwiioi iu in nwil oF n Tit:in!in.er fnr nil os.
tato ho look: about for a frugal, thrifty I
. . .... . C .
Spaniard, wiu. it no noes mauo money
v,,. i,;n.,.ir .i.v t.,.t i.,.-Wt hiu ..m.ilnv.
er8 interest. It is a common error
.imniur Ainnripnn.s tn fnnpv till" Rnminril
as ii boasting, proud fellow, averse to
toil and preferring gentility in a faded
velvet coat to hard work anil comfort.
A witty Sicinia'nl has said somewhere
that all Spaniards nro either Don Quix- (
otes or Sancho Pair-.as. and there is somo
measure ol truth in tins saying. 1 no
Sancho Panza class of Spaniard lias tho
hard, homely sense of the New England
fnrtT.nr riml lint ti litfln .if till, ilrv Illtmnr
which t!io Yankco possesses as by birth-'
right. The Spanish languago has thou-'
Kinds of sharp and racy proverbs availa
ble for every day use, and tho hard
working Spaniard makes free uso of
Another Anglo-Saxon misconception is
that tho Spaniard is a man who is ever
seeking a quarrel and whoso temper is i
liery and uncertain. I hero nro streaks
of romanticism in the Spaniard, and any
amount of good qualities that wear
well in every day life. He is patient,
good humoreil, and will share his meal
with an unfortunate countryman. Thero
is much sturdy liber left in tho Spanish
nation, winch, we must not forget, dis
puted tho control of this heuiisnhero
with ourselves for centuries, nnl left
never to be erased marks of Spanish
domination. Tho Spaniard resembles
tho Anglo-Saxon in his propensities for
colonization, his willingness to emigrate,
his capacity for hard work and a certain
arrogance tho Anglo-Saxon or Spaniard
never loses. Cor. Doston Herald.
Odd Kevlres for riiotinruli.
There are various ways for providing
surprising results in photography, things
that in one age would have been called
magic, but in ours recognized as scien
tilio tri' ks. Tho ghost picture, for in
stance, in which a shadowy ghost
through which material objects nro visi
ble is peon between natural attitudes
and occuiKitions. This is produced by an
almost instantaneous exposure of' tho
figuro that is to do duty as tho ghost,
followed by a full exposure of the tigures
and properties that nro to appear nat
ural. Another novel trick was shown
recently in a photograph reproduced by
a prominent trade journal, which pre
Rented tno niiotognipner, seated
table, nlaving diets with himself sitting .
,i s . i t x ii id '
i... i- u! t i .... !,. i. i v.; .i
JIV mm?. II niuuu ujr ii .uu i iq! vituil
looking nt hi.! two selves playing.
Tho figures worn all on tho negative,
which was produced by throe successivo
exjwsures of the plate, parts thereof i
being masked each time by a black vol- j
yet Bhutter. Still another trick is that
by which a person who likes that sort of
thing may appear to bo photographed '
riding upon a living goose, or a fish, or '
nnv other desired ttvlo of ridiculous lo-
comotion. This is dono by tho subject '
holding upon his (up a huge piece of
white or sky tinted card with tho fanci
ful figuro drawn upon it. His face nit-
pears auove tne ttpiwr eugo or tiio card
fnnnv little lodv mounted on the. looso
r tt c r-- it iai I hit tOnMlt'ii trill tt I tlin ,
or fish. Tho stattio picture i,j mado by
about' tho bumo device. Photographic
Illff Sloney Mude by Tiir.
"V1i.it is tho most money over mado
bv a tug in ono tripV" wns asked of nn
old tug man in South street. I
"The very largest money ever obtained '
was when two tugs picked up a derelict
n(T R.indv Tlonlf. .Sliii u-nn In infwl froti.
dition, but had lieen abandoned by hoi 1
crow, who wore panic stricken. Sho
was drifting ashore, and tho courts al
lowed n Kilvagt of S2S.000 for tho two
or $1-1,000 for n day's work each. But
that wasn't n towing job. Tho biggest
firico over paid by n ship for towing at
his port, so far na I know, was when a
fillip captain had beat his way up to tho
lightship nfter a long winter voyngo
from Manila. Reaching this point, with
tho harbor loforo him, tho northwest
wind became n galo ho could not face,
nnd ho saw tho shores of Stuten Island
fade, nnd begun to think ho had Ber
muda hard aboard. Ho couldn't stand
that prospect, and was compiled to jwy
$1,500 by a heart lets tug captain of
about my eizo and disposition, Tlwt is n
Boberfoct, You will hear tug men tell
Dtorlca of larger f.umn, hut wen thosw
men were Intended by naturo for fisher
wen." Now York Hun,
T1IK MEXICAN MULE.
DISSERT r ION
Some t'erulliii'ltit'N Wlilih MmIo the Ani
mal tlui 31nt Intrre.lliii: Specimen nf
111 Itaru Mo May Hp Indolent, lut He
Industriously !" Old Scores.
The Mexican mule is a sort of cross
between a mountain goat and a (lying
squirrel, with tho distinct difference that
its surplus electricity Hows off from tho
negative pole instead of tho positive, us
with the goat
It is in Its meanderings
.w.:i.. ,i.. :. ..i. -
on the mountain trails that it shines re-,
splendent, but with a lus;er wholly its ,
.'lib ..till II IU34t'l . IIUIIJ I . o
rM, lltut n .... iitm-n lu.nnmK.ir.ul Willi
ru,v 'other than . an il, Hash of tho dia-
niond bo computed with tho tiro of
A UI.OOD CUKUl.INO WAY.
On the mountain trail this distinct
species of mule was never known to fall,
although ho has an exasperating and
blood curdling way of stumbling along
over it that would raise tho hair on end
of a li'ilil he.-uleil mmv Mrmv n time I
have watched the mule I was compelled
to rido with a view of discovering his
methods of trying to scare ino to death,
as payment for past injuries. Often
times the trail would lead past dizzy
heights or cliffs, whero ono could look
sheer down far enough to bo deadjbeforo
ho reached the bottom should ho fall,
and every few feet along tho trail, of a
foot to a foot and a half in width, it
would have tumbled in a foot or so and
again taken up the original inclination
of the mountain, or about that of the
leaning tower of Pisa. Here tho initio
would always bo sure to stick ono foot
and stumble a little bit, but always re
gain its equilibrium at tho next step,
having clearly done it intentionally, and
for no other purpose than pure cussed
ness. One can-imagine tho cool Alpino
zephyr that is wafted up tho dorsal
verlebno with sufficient forco to blow
tho hair straight up on end.
If you have touched tho beast during
tho last throe or four days with tho whip
or dug into its sides with thu spurs when
it was absorbed in melancholy rellec-
tions. it will bo suro to remember it when
you aro climbing over the comb of a cliff i
D.OOO feet high, and nt the least move-!
incut of your feet or twitching of your
fingers it will throw its head high in tho !
air like a hound on the scent and go
stumbling over every pebble and bladoof
grass on the dangerous wav, evidently
trying to make you regret that you had
tried to punish so delicate n creature. At
any other time you can turn double
somersaults on its back, or act liko n rav
ing maniac, and it will not increase its
funereal march a foot a day as a result
of your actions. Whenever a trail leads
exceptionally near a cliff, boforo it turns
on the reverse grade down or up hill, the
Mexican mule never fails to go within an
inch of tho crest and let a hind leg over
with a slight quiver as it turns around
ah ineso ni(
Ml these mountain trailsaro full of little. I
stones about tho size of mar-
bles and larger, hidden underneath a car
peting of pino needles. Theso aro liable
to make n mule stumblo if two feet aro
on stones at once; but this is very rare,
although they always go sliding over
them on the steeper trails.
It is wonderful how theso rotund rocks,
hidden under tho pino needles on tho
trail or oil of it, will throw a human be
ing prostrato if ho dismounts u few iiiin
utes to take a walk on a sloponnd stretch
his stiffened limbs. Of courso tho mule,
under headway, walks over them boforo
it can stop. Hobnails in shoes, nor
anything of man's make, help to avoid
A PLEASANT PASTIME.
There is another pastimo in which tho
Mexican mulo delights, and in which
you won't. It likes to doviate enough to
go under overy low blanched treo on the
trail, and so universal is this trait of
character that the trail seems to lead
from ono low treo or vino to another,
just as the mules seem n mind to mako
it. The dodging of limbs and branches
among the pines, cypresses and oaks in
tho highlands was not so bad, but down
iu tho tierras calientes, or hot lands,
whero bratnbly mosquito and thorny
vines were tearing crescents out of your
clothes until you looked liko a group of
uinioii iith uot y ' ta iuulii luuiu
I'ho boast I was compelled to ride had
ono car cut off near tho head and looked
topheavy in tho extremo. As a mule's
ears mako up a goodly portion of it, as
Been iu elevation from thu saddlo on Its
back, I was always frightened when ho
approached a cliff on tho unabridged side
and instinctively leaned in to counter
poise tho heavy weight that 1 thought
might drag us over the precipice. Ho
was familiarly known by tho party as
"Old Steamboat," "Old Lumber Yard,
and other names indicating his charac
teristics, but he was largo and so was I,
al,tJ llc feli to ' lot- W1,cn 1 first Baw
liis abbreviated auricular appendage, nsu
member of the society for tho prevention
of cruelty to mules, I felt Incensed when
I heard that it had been lost by tho cut
of u whip in tho hands of a previous dri
ver; but beforo wo had been acquainted
a week 1 had transferred nil my sympa
thy from tho mule to tho man, whoever
ho muy have been. On tho love) ground
ho was slower than the cook, who took
fifteen minutes to wash a soon', but on
u perilous path of u half u foot in width
3ii u dizzy precipice tho way ho could box
tho compass with tho lono car, so as to
catch somo faint sound at which ho could
get frightened at this inopportuno time,
mado mo wish I could cut olf tho other
ear at tho third cervical vertebra).
Frederick Bchwatka's Mexican Letter.
IIU Only Hope.
Ilenry (married six months) I fear my
wife's iovo is growing cold. Sho used to
como to tho ofllco two or three times a
day, but eho never comet) now, What
hall I do?
Frank Have you a typewriter?
"No, but I can get ono cheap."
'Do o, Tlien get a pretty girl lo oper
ate It nd your office will be full ot your
wife, "-New York flun,
Old tiu.vptlan KiicuiiMIe I'mrm.
J In tho older I'gyptian tnuiuniies the
face of the outer casing is usually mod
' eled in relief, in a purely conventional
I way, but in tlii latest form of burial
under the Roman empire a portrait of
j the deceased was painted v a very thin
J piece of wood ami then . d over tho
dead face. It is very remarkable to linil
Midi line coloring and skillful drawing
j in work ol this late date, which must
I havo been turned out of an ordinary
' undertaker's workshop The oi'tr:iits,
I both male ami female, are most vivid
I and lifelike; the ladies aro mostly
i dressed in n purple garment, and tho
men in white, with a red orphrey. I he
. . I I:.. e .1 1 . I llf..l
) mo " ,,HIS ' "w ry hM . 7
I and in some eases the coloring reminds
ono of the Venetian school from its rich
i , If
t UCptll Of tOUO.
A MHVIul lH,i,lt of Inten-M about these
l'uiings is meir lecuuicui o.eciuum in
mo not wax, or encaustic process, as u
was called. The pigments were mixed
with melted wax, and then fixed in their
place by holding a charcoal brazier near
tho surface of the painting, as is described
by Vitruvius The somewhat lumpy
impuslo of the surface is due to the hard
ening of the melted wax when the brush
touched the cold surface of the panel,
n"ll owi" lo lh? "on-ulisorbcnt nature
of the wood, the subsequent application
of heat was not able to drive tho wax
below the surface, as wits tho case with
encaustic painting upon sti"'co. Ono of
these portraits is noticeable from its or
namental training with a (lowing pat
tern, formed by pressing wooden stamps
upon soft stucco, which was afterward
gilt, a process exactly like that which
was soot ten used to docorato tuedhuvul
nirt tires on oanel. osneciallv retnhles. or
I ancone, as the Venetians called them.
Tho Charm of a Sweet Voire,
I met tho other day one of tho most
fashionable women in the city, and tho
thing about her that charmed mo most
was her perfectly trained voice. It was
low and melodious, never raised abovo a
certain pitch, but her enunciation was
perfectly clear. A sweet, low voico is
one of the most boduelivo charms iu a
woman, and yet how seldom ono is
found. Tho majority of women do not
seem to realize this, and one's ears aro
constantly being tortured by tho sound
of loud, shrill voices. At a restau
rant where I frequently (lino comes
! very often a pretty young woman with
her mother, and when I see her coming
I want to go She .has a high pitched,
cracked, old woman's voice, that takes
away my appetito and sets my nerves on
edgo. At a recent afternoon reception
n handsome lady entered and began to
talk. As soon as sliu began overy ono
elso stopped and listened, for her voico
was so loud and harsh that it drowned
every other She was clever, and what
she said was worth listening to, but it
was torture to the sensitive ear. Tho
spell of a beautiful face is often broken
by a harsh, uncultivated voice, while
a sweet voice almost makes a plain face
pretty I would turn round iu a crowd
to discover the owner of an attractive
voice, but I would not (urn round iu the
street to c:.tch a second glimpse of a
pretty face Pretty faces aro common
enough, one sees them everywhere, but
n thoroughly rcliucd, cultivated and
sweetly modulated voice is indeed rare.
New York Star.
To Make Wood fireproof.
if this could bo cheaply and effectual
ly done thero aro few Improvements
which would be more largely conducive
to the welfare of mankind Tho follow
ing paragraph, therefore, which has
been lately in circulation, may bo fairly
pronounced "iuiporttiiit if true, and in
teresting at any rate." It is slated that
ii New limglundcr lias recently discov-,
crcd a cheap method of dissolving zinc
by combining it with hydrogen nml pro
ducing a solution called zinc water.
This liquid, if applied to certain woods,
notably whllo wood, makes It absolutely
fireproof, and at a low cost. Mr. lid
ward Atkinson, tho Boston economist,
in speaking of it at Cornell university,
says ho regards this discovery as ono of
tho most important of tho ago, nnd one
that will surely revolutionize firo insu
rance, as well as immensely decrease the
losses by lire. Tho invention is kopt se
cret for the present. Only ono foreign
er, Sir Lyon Playfair, tho English scien
tist, knows of it. He corroborates all
that is claimed for tho invention, nnd
says that tho iuvetftor is a bungling
chemist, but that ho has a faculty of
blundering into tho choicest secrets of
nature's laboratory. As soon as patents
aro perfected and capital interested, zinc
water will become an article of com
merce Safety Valve.
A Telegraph .Mini Outfitted.
A few days ago several men from tho
electric light station dug a holo for an
olectric light pole opposite ono of the
finest residences in Maiden, Mass. The
owner of the residence iu tho meantime
secured a man and told him lo go up
into the woods und dig tho first treo he
could find, and hurry back und placo ft
whero the hole for tho electrio light jiole
was. Before the men commenced to
raise tho electrio light iolo tho owner of
tho residence invited them to como into
his cellar and lake a drink, which they
all did. There the owuer detained them
long enough to allow tho man sent for
tho treo to come back ami plant it. The
others did not dare to reiuovo treo, so
thoy put tho kjIo into their wagon and
drovo off. Scientific American.
ICinbrucrd uml Thru Stubbed Her.
I iiuvo nut by thu hour In HI I'ravo, the
faaliionaWo thoroughfuru of Madrid
Spain, and watched tho dark oyed bean
tiea of that celebrated city in all their
lovelincba, but they were always usbocl
atcd iu my mind with treachery and do
celu Whllo thu bitting ono beautiful
evening, thu thnmugfuro thronged with
iu tiHiial gayety, I taw two Bjilondldly
dr eased I ad lea meet and ombruco with
grout enthiiblamn, when, with n chili of
horror, 1 saw one of tlicui stealthily draw
Htttllotto and plunge it deep into thu
back of thu oilier A ihrlek, a full, u
viiddeii rustling of dreattiH thu murder
to quickly mingled with the crowd, nnd
11 wwi over, l oi wt mid WtrwwB.
Ilci:lti: Mole uad l.lvln Illsh. i
There's n man nt tho Auditorium
who two days ago paid gold for an '
$S a day room, and today is digging
post holes on tho lake front for tho
World's fair bulldm"-. His appearance,
if not eccentric, at i -ast attracts n vast,
amount of attention around the cara
vansary on Michigan avenue. Ho is
tall and spare, wears his hair and
board long, and his blue jenns tucked
inside of his coarse rawhide boots. JIoi
is nothing if not independent, and
walks around tho rotunda as if ho;
owned the block, lie walked into tho
dining room on tiio first tloor, and sat'
down for his breakfast, but a waiter!
was instructed to ask him to step into
tho cafe. With smiling face ho com
plied, and ordered a pot of coffee,
which wiis served only after ho had
deposited twenty-live cents with tho
cashier. In reply to tho question if ho!
thought dining nt tho Auditorium nnd
digging post holes wna good policy ho
"Well, I have lived hero before, und
why can't 1 do so now?" !
His story is somewhat disconnected,
nnd ho gives evidence of being mildly J
insane. Ho claims that his name is i
Will Graham, und that ho owns a
house and lot on tho north sido worth j
"J,lM)0, and tiiat lio has just como from )
Colorado, whore lie .has been for some j
time. Yesterday morning, after drink- i
hig hi1 co (Tee, he took a 11 vo cent piece j
that ho had been holding in his mouth i
and left it on tho table. As ho went !
out of tho door he turned and said to
tho bartenders, waiters and cashiers:
"Say, you fellers, there's n tip you can
wrangle for among you. Good day."
One man during au examination was
told to write tin essay upon tho horse,
which ho did in tho following brief terms:
"The horse is a very noble animal, but
when irritated ho ceases to do so." An
other hail to write upon tho difference
between riches and poverty, and ho ended
by saying: "In short, the rich man ,vel
tcrs in crimson velvet, while tho poor
man snorts on (Hut. "Lady DuO'erin'd
Viceregal Lifo in India.
After the I'hiiIo.
Miss Neverpay Why does paw look
so glum, maw? Did tho bank ho keeps
his money in fail?
Mrs. Neverpay Worse. The bank he
is supposed to keep his money in didn't
fail. Good News.
A Safe Utile.
Now Cook Do ye put pertatles on to
boil in cold water er hot?
Oi l Cook (trained by her mistress)
Phwich iver way is th' most throublo do
be th roight way. New York Weekly.
It's sometimes said patent
medicines are for the igno
rant. The doctors foster this
" The people," we're told,
" are mostly ignorant when it
comes to medical science."
Suppose they are ! What
a sick man needs is not knowl
edge, but a cure, and the medi
cine that cures is the medicine
for the sick.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
ical Discovery cures the " do
believes " and the " don't be
lieves." There's no hesitance
about it, no "if" nor "possi
bly." it says " I can cure you,
only do as I direct."
Perhaps it fails occasionally.
The makers hear of it when it
does, because thev never keen
the money when the medicine
fails to do crood.
Suppose the doctors went
on that principle. (We beg
the doctors' pardon. It
wouldn't do ! )
Choking, sneezing and every
other form of catarrh in the
head, is radically cured by
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy.
Fifty cents. By druggists.
wail m iiiii.wii hi..i ni ni mm Mji mni mmiitmn
;Wgrow feir in Yhe light of-
Vthev use"sy- PQLI :
Iris asolid ca.Ke of scouring
soewp used -oro.il clea.ningf
purposes. Ai! grocers keepir.
LOVES LABOR'S LOST to please her hMMttioM mJ
werkj licrtell to death In the effort. II the house does not ton u bright m a pbi,
gets tho blame If things are upturned while house 'Cletntnf goes m why btame her
again. One remedy Is within her reach, II the uses SAPOLIO everlhlfl wM toek
clean, and the relgn el housecleanlng disorder will be quietly ever.
th( amaiNLNQ oinuihi.
CIIANHKS Of UI.IMATi:
Kill more fieoiilo tlinn Ik r iipriill know - Pur
tleulHrty N tills the ea.e tti Iiietmire t r -r. tho
conMltiitlon In ilellente, and nmoim oe- muni
uriuit jxmulntloti KtekhiB new hotnen n ttaifO
imrtioii of the Wet, nml where imiliiru ' nml
tyihnM feer prevHll nt eertnlll m-iimh i (ho
yenr The het iireimrdthe for n c liuiii; .if rll
inule, or of diet nnd wider M lileh th.il rh.t 'ne at
ri'lttite, N Ilcis'tetter't Stomach. Hitter-. Ahlch
Hot only fortlflpo till" (.yotoni uciiititt tie: Tin, iv
Vnrlidile teuiiierHtiire, tliiinp, mid thedehi ' .Uittnjr
elleit.nof trupiciil heut, hut Is iiImi the .'Hrtltiic
remedy for eont(Kitioii, itvyiietixfii, llw r com
ihillit. Nxilly irotiliU fiwhilly lift l - ntUitc
eiiiiprontx Hiid vii-ltord to rettloiti ne.ir th.- e'im
tor, imrii:eo und tolir'tK. Whether r in it
Mifei.Mii.r.1 liv voynvers traveler t.s Htul.
miner, or of HKi1eiiltiiritj In nonU u i!ntl
dltrirt. thN fine (.K-eltle hns elielteil Hi 'noi-t
lirokon reimtBnhnn St. HVe a hrol"U ,
limy tie mended, but nluiir Mious h
At least once a week the hens should
have a fee Mug of charcoal, or nubl-ins
of corn on the ear niny Ihj burned and
fed. At. this season, after a long wir ter'a
confinement in small pens and before an
abundance of green food can boobtuinod,
the charcoal will be found a good alter
native, and au improved ccnditici. will
follow its use.
Is touch work m stormy wealhcr, nr.i! the switch
nun cannot be too well protected if he vushd to.
itresctve his health. Every railroad man's life i
lull of hardship and exposure. The ouly garment
that will fully protect Ike man whose bur.tiesi call.
hint out in stormy weather is the "l"ibh lit and
Slicker." They are liilit, hut stron;; as iron, hand
made throughout, and pood (or years of service.
They are north ten times their cost, aid will sv
jou many a tickness. No oilior article of clothing
will stand the v.c.ir and tear. Kubbcr is fruit, will
rip, tear, and let in the wit. Therefore Ret ths
right sort of coat. Thi " Kish ltrand Slicker " is
the only onj for your purpose, llcwa-e of worth
less Imitations, every girment stamped with tha
"Fish llrand' Tradj Mark. Don't accept any
Inferior coat when ynu cm have the " I'ish llranj
Slicker " delivered without extra cost. I'articuUts
and illustrated catalogue free,
A. J. TOWER, - Doston, tVlaoa.
Don't cheat yourself
out of a good omoke by
taking a poor imi tation
for the genuine Seal of
North Carolina Plug
jj "take it"
fORCCON Blood Purifier.
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tKIDNXY LIVER DISEASCS. DYSPEPSIA..
. PIMPLtB.BLOTCHES ANOSKIH DISCASES,
Season Opens for Trout April 1st
H. T. HUDSON,
03 First Street, l'ortlnuil, Or.,
ARMS, REVOLVERS & SPORTSMEN'S GOODS.
Bend for nevr Illustrated caulogno.
JS. l N. II. No. JWfi H. K. N. J. No. 172
rhetr works, especially if