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MAKING STRAW HATS.
a l. Piurz
ATTOUNICY ATA AW,
Ornon-Front1 fo6ra, Ovor'l'osionloo.
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Okkick. ifbcim No. 3, CoLUMniX
Jan. soth l Jss, tf.
O.JlooIn lint's OulldlDK.
J OUrt M. OLA1UC,
ATTORN K Y-AT-LAW
JU-.TIOE OF THE PEACE.
Offlo t orcr Moyor Bros. Drug Btore.
p W. MILLEH,
Office In Brewer's butldln-,seoondfloor,roora No. 1
Office corner of Centre and Main straete. Clark 1
Can bo oonaultcd In Qorman,
EO. E. ELWKLti
Office on second floor, third room of Col
ombian Building, Mum Btreet, below ju
pAUL K. WIHT,
Office In Columbiak Bdildimo, Third uoor.
Office in - dwers' Building, 2nd. floor,
B. KNOHB. U I. WIKT1E8IHH.
KNOKR & WINTER8TEEN,
nrstdoor to thelett, Comoro! Main and Market
streets uioomsourg-, ra.
Pennant and Bounties Collected.
p P. 11ILLMKYEB,
, . catawuua, Pa.
OTlco, corner or Third and Main streets
jyICUAEIi F. EYEKLY.
Conveyancer, Collector of Claims.
AMI , ,
LEGAL ADVICE IN THE. SETTLEMENT OP
nrofflce In Dentier's building with F. P. Bill
meycr, attorney.at-law, front rooms, ndi floor
uiooaiaonrg, ra. 1 -
jrvll. nONOHA aTkoIIHINS.
omco and rcsldcnco, West First Btreet, Blooms-
JB. McKELVY, M. D.urgeon and Phy
. slclan, north Bide Xain streetbolow Market
R. J. 0. RUTTER,
omco, North Market atreet,
M. REBER Surccon and
omco corner ot Hock and Market
J J. BIIOVVN.
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON.
omco and real dence, on .Third street, near, Mctho- I
dlst church. Diseases of tho eye a specialty.
J C. REIFSNYDER, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON'.
omco with Dr. Wllllls In Mrs. Ent'a building
W. R. TDBBS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOSITJ COURT HODSE.
Large and convenient sample rooms. Hath rooms
not aLu cold water; ana ail moa-rn convenicntta,
BiraiuxTi tub roixowixa
North American of Philadelphia.
PrankUn, " "
Pennsylvania, " "
York, of Pennsylvania.
uanover. or n. v.
Oaeena. of London.
North British, of London.
omoe on Market street, No,
Bloomsburg Fire andLifoIns. Agoncy.
M. I. I.UTZ
(Successor to rreas Brown) I
iBtnaKlrelns. Co., of Hartford,.
Hsrtfordot Hartford. ,
rnoaiilx of Hartford. ...
Springfield ot BiirlrirUdd..
PIre AiBOCiatlon, Philadelphia 4,ii,;k.!9
uuaruian or ujuuuu
Phmnlx, of London
Lancashire or England (U.S. branoh)
Itoyai of England, " "
Mutual Benent Life Ins. Co. of New.
ark, N.J ..-
41,379,2-23 33 I
Losses promptly adjusted and paid at this office. I
CliniSTIAN P. ENAPP, BLOOMSBDltO, PA,
IlflUK. fiv n. r.
MUHCU ANTS'. OP NBWAKK. N. J.
I' LINTON, N. Y.
PEOPLES' N. Y,
OKHMAN AJIKniCANlNS. CO..NEW YOKE.
OltEENWIUU INS. CO., NKW XUUB. , J. .
.IKHHKV CITY VIUK INS. CO.. JEitSEY
CITY, N. J. . s iJ,JiJ
These nu coarOBATtONa are well aeaaoucq n
ao and nai Tunn and have never yecjbw'a
loss settled by any court of law, ThelrMeWar
.ii invpativi in nnun .KntTuiTiaa are liable to the
hazard ot rjai only. illJi'j,M
Losaea rHOvrrLT ana uoxbstit aajiumvaou
iald as soon as determined by ,t'Duti,!V
EHirr, sricuL aoikt ino Awtrma Blooussgko,
TbeDeoDlBot, Columbia county shonld patrbt' I
lie the agency where losses If any are settled and
pall by oneofthcrowa citizens. ..,
Ui-ritOMPTNESS. B0U1TY. PAIB DKALINQ.
Bloomshuko, UoLUJiniA County, Pa
All styles of work done In a superior manner, work
warrantodas represented. Tsitu Kitiot
id wituoot pain by the use ot Oas, and
Office In Barton's building, Main Btreet,
below Market, five, doora below Kleim's
drug (tore, first lloor.
Jo be open at all houri during the da
HOT 18 .17
Thn underatirnrd Iibs leased this well-known I
house, and Is prepared 10 accommodate the publlo I
with all the convenlencea of a nrst-class hotel.
GET YOUR JOU PRINTING
. DONE AT THE
Vat es & co
Best miulo Clothing
for Men find Children.
Sixth and Chestnut.
i?ea&y & Well'
Wo keep on hand a largo and well as
sorted Btock of nil kinds ot inmber,
Southern Yellow Pine
Fending, Flooring, &c.
A full stock of West Branch
Mouldings, Doors, Sash, Blinds
Window and Door Franies
Estimates and prices qu6tcd
cheerfully. Lumber delivered by
wagon or rail 1 rices positively
lowest in the maiket.
apr 13 Jm
WITH LOW CUT VESTS.
Fine Dark Blue and Black
Worsteds, Corkscrew, Broad
walo Diuconal and Block Worst
ed in Sacks and Cutaways, and
u .. u . i H u w
in all on a lines.
NiCE LIGHT SPRING
si ieciai leader
Very Pretty Children's
Plain or pleated and belted in
dark' anil light colora.
with Blue and Grey, also
with Pleated Skirt for smaller
INSUitANOE AGENCY OF
J. H. MAIZE,
Olllce 2nd floor UolumblanlluUdSSg',
Northwestern .Masonlo Aid Association, mein.
be rill, SIS. Paidtobencnclarlesl,u5l,iu.lt. In
sures non M asona,
Ttavelcrs life and Accident of Hartford.
CONTINENTAL of Now York,
AMERICAN 01 rmiaiieipmu,
NIAGARA Of NOW York, a,60,47.6
uverpooi, uonuon oikiuiuuo vim auBuruuuuiv.,
of London, the largest in tne worm, ana ino m
A liberal share of the business la respectfully
solicited ana suiisiacuon guarauweu.
J. II. MAIZE, lAiltnU
uns I, less, tf.
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1888,
YOUrT LlVlR ?
Is the oriental salutation,
knowing that good lieKith
cannot exist without a
healthy liver. When the
liver is torpid tho bowels
are sluggish and constipa
ted, th'c f5bd lies in tho
stomach undigested, pois
oning the blood; frequent
hcadach'd' ensues; a feeling
of lassitude,' despondency
and ncfvbiish'css indicate
how the whole system is'
deranged. Simmons Liver
Itcgulat6r has been the
means of restoring 'mora
people tb health and hap
piness by giving them a
healthy liver than any
agency known on earth.
It acts with extraordi
nary power and efficacy.
NKVKlt 11KKN DISAPPOINTED.
As a general family remedy for dyspepsta.torpld
ilver. carmtlnatlnn.ei c I hardly ever use nnyttilne
else, and have been disappointed In the effect pro
duced; It seems to be almost a perfect euro for all
diseases ot the stomach and bowels.
w. J. Mcelroy. Macon, ua.
THE BEST BURNING! OIL THAT CAN
BE MADE FROM PETROLEUM.
It gives a brilliant light,
it ulll not smoke thucnlmncrs.
it v. Ill not char the wick.
It has a high lire test.
It win not explode.
It Is pre-eminently a family safety oil.
WE CHALLENGE COMPABTON '
With any other Illuminating oil made. 'ZZ
We Stake Our Reputation,
As refiners, upon tho statement that It Is
THE BEST OIL
IN THE WORLD.
Ask your dealer for
ILLS I CUMPAHY.
Trado for Bloomsburg and Vicinity Supplied by
CLOTHING! CLOTHING I
C W. BERTSCH,
THE MERCHANT TAILOR.
bis' Furnishing M.,Eals Si Caps
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Suits made to order at shoit notice
and a fit always guaranteed or no sale.
Call and examino tho larptst and liest
selected stock of goodc ever cliown in
Btorc next door to First National Bank,
ALBUMS, PIIUTOOKAPH, AUTOOKAni AND
Scran, a larec and complete line nt J. II.
Mercer's liiugond Book store, Evans' Block.
ALL THE FINEST EXTRACTS COLOGNE
Sachets, Pomades, Ilalr Dyes and Bay Bum
at J. II. Mercer's Drug snd nook More,
mock, opposite icpucopai cnurcn.
ALL PKOPKIETAIIY AND PATENT MEDICINES
at J. II. Mercer's Drug and Book store, oppo
site Episcopal Church.
T00KS, STATIONEItY AND WALi. PAPEK, A
li nne stock at Mercer's Drug and Book Store.
opposite Episcopal Church, Bloomsburg, Pa.
C1A8TILLK, TOILET AND MEDICATED SOAPS,
j a full flue at J. II. Vercer's Drug and Book
btore, Upper Maln'treet.
C10.MBS OP ALL KINDS. WELL SELECTED, AND
j at very low prices ot J. II. Mercer's Drug and
Book store, third door above Iron street, Blooms
"CONDENSED MIIK, COXI.'S, NELSON'S AND
j cooper's ueiatine, rapioca, cage, Arrow n
and all the prepared foi
vallds at Mercer's Drug and Book Mom, Hrst door
above Hess' Boot and Shoo Store, Bloomsburg, Pa.
UUUS lUrUUIlUIVll K1IU 1U
CANAltY, HEMP. lUrE, MILLET, MAW AND
Mixed Seed for tho birds, at J. II. Mercer's
Drug and Book Store, first door below crcasy's
FINE WHITING PAI'EHS. BY BOX, LOOSE Oil
1 In Tablet form, at J. II. Mercer's Drug and
Book store, Bloomsburg, Pa.
NURSING BOTTLES. NIPPLES, HUlilJfcll Ki 1.
tics. Teething Kings and all requisites oi I he
Lius, at J. II. Mercer's Drug and Book More, two
doors above Evans Eyer's Clothing store.
UHYSICIANS' PIIESCHIITIONS AND FAMILY
I receipts carefully prepared at all hours at
Mercer's Drug and Book btore, Bloomsburg, pa.
ri'OlLET AND INFANT POWDEHS, ROUGE,
J cosmetic and gold and slUer Diamond Dust,
at'J. H. Mercer's Drug and Bock Store, No es Main
street, Bloomsburg, 1 a.
WALL PAPKH-MANY KINDS AND MANY
prlces-at Mercer's Drug and Book stre,
opposite Episcopal Church, Bloomsburg, Pa.
J. R.SMITH & CO.
Dy the roVlowinj well known makers:
Hnllet & Davis.
Can also furnish any of tho
cheaplT makes at manufacturers
1 -r-v , l
prices, ua not ouy u piunu uu
foro getting our prices.
Catalogue and Price Lists
T ,1 1.
Let lu bo like a bird, on Instant lighted
Upon a twig that swings)
tto fls It yield, but sing on. unafFrlchted,
Knowing lie hath his wings.
Victor Hugo. (Translated by Edwin Arnold.)
Vi'o wcro Ml Bitting nrotmd tho (rrnto I
llro that cold Auirust afternoon Matlo j
with her book, Cora mid Jack In tho corner I
nnni 41,A ,l,,i1nw tnlhllv fllMlnn. ftm" ft I
, , . j " ' ' - (
gamo of "patlcnco," and I crocliotlng, and
occasionally looklnct over lllchard's nlioul-
dor at our houso plans, which promised to
bo unwieldy enough (or a state cnpitul by
tho time thoy woro fully elaborated.
"A chocrful group, said tho doctor,
coming lu with a rush of chlllv air, niid,
stooping boforo tho grato, ho lighted his
cigar with a look of groat contentment.
"It makes mo perfectly seasick to boo
tho sky so dark and thoso great trees
wnvlucr In the wind." said Cora. "Mr.
Iley wood, would yOu mind changing placos
with mo and lotting mo sit with my bade
to tho window?"
"But I cannot bco you bo well."
"Hut I can soo you bo muoh bettor
pleaso do thank you very much. Mrs.
Amos, doesn't It civo you ft creeDV feel to
hoar tho wind sighing In the chlmnoyi
"Why, no It onlymakosmo feci how
coiy we aro horo," said, I. "1 will tell
you what I do mind, though, Cora', tho
creaking of thoso boards In tho floor up
stairs." ("We will not havo any creaky boards
when wo get our now house built," mur
mured Richard, dreamily.)
"Yes, I know! Just Uko a ghost's foot
steps. So much for tho delights of n
nouso in tho country, said uora. i
"Oh, oomo now," Interposed Jock;
"ghosts havo no footsteps. They glide
arounu, non t you Know, in a ponoctiy
Impossible, eorlo manner, and nover woro
known to mako a noise.. You may havo
soen a ghost, but vou nover heard ono."
"I have," Bald tho doctor, unexpectedly.
"Roallyl Oh, do tell ua whcnl" ex
claimed Cora, looking up with wide open,
"Shall It Do you want to hear tho
story?" asked tho doctor. ITo epoko to us
all, but ho looked at Matlo. Bno Broiled.
Matlol nover wasted any words, but ho.
(oemcd qulto satisfied, and, leaning
against a brnor of tho mantel, ho began.
"It waa when' I waa In Germany, ftve
years ago. 1 had got through with my
hospital work In Now York, and I went
abroad early In April, Intending to stay
In Germany about six months. I was al
most a Btrnngor In B , but for a fow
letters I had to sclcntifla men In tho city,
and sinco I know so llttlo German I deter
mined to llvo with a Gorman family for a
tlmo and cram tho languago. I liked this
plan extremely, so far as tho German
Itself was concerned, but I was not espe
cially charmed with tho German fashion
of BlooDtnsr between two fnather beds.
whloh my landlady Instructed mo woro to
bo shaken up Into the middle on cold
nights, and on warm nights .to each side,
bo as to leave mo nothing hut tho ticking
for a covering. I also had difficulty lu
procuring a generous supply of towels,
and was Btill debating In my own'mlnd
whether to stay or to leavo, when ono of
my German acquaintances, a very Jolly
fellow by tho narno of Alborti, came to
mo ono day after a lecture wo had both'
" 'My friend,' ho Bald, for I made htnfl
talk Encllsh with mo, 'what say you to
taking bacholor quarters with mo for a.
" 'When. Albm-IH' I riRlted. And thnn
ho told mo his plan. Somo friends of his
named Iloftmann were going unexpectedly
to ono of tho baths, servant and all, and 1
being quiet pooplo, not much given to j
iournovlwr. thov wero a llttlo anxious I
about their houso, and had asked Albortl
If ho would not occupy It, as If It woro
Ids own, until their return. So ho pro
posed that wo should room togother and
ttlno whoro wo liked. I do not know why
ho should havo' chosen me of all his friends
to room with him, but I liked him, and 1 1
caught eagerly at his proposal. Wo settled j
oursolvoa thero tho following week. It i
waa a very old houso and rather a small
ono, wedged In between two more preten
tious establishments,-on a quiet, pleasant
sldq street. It was prettily and quaintly
furnished; had a modern upright piano
In the parlor, and an antlquo porcelain
Btovo. All tho little knlckknacks had
been packed away, Albortl said, for ho
had told his friends that he would not bo I
rtsiKjnslhlo for anything breakable, o tho 1
rooms had a comfortablo, airy look which i
a man enjoys. Wo got our meals at' a
restaurant, or cooked them ourselves, at-1
tended our lectures or concerts, studied ,
and walked together, and nothing unu&ual
happenod until Albert! camo lu ouo Friday
" 'My friend, I havo to go homo to-morrow."
I hoar my slater la Bide. Shall you
mind bolug left alono a night or txroV
"1 assured him I shpida not mind It, 1
and helped him oil tho following day. I
"It was tho next night, Sunday night, i
that I oamo homo at 0 o'clock from a long, j
solitary Btroll and eat down In my window i
upstairs to ernoko a pipe. It was a beau
tiful, moomight evening, ana tuo air was
very still. Suddenly I heard tho tones of
a piano, and put my head out of the
window to listen, but tho sound did not ,
seem to como from tho Btreet, but from
below mo. I listened intently, but It had
coasod. l'roseutly It began again In tho i
Baruo way, just a noto or two, and then j
over again. It won unmistakably from!
downstairs. Pcxt 1 heard a low clioru.i
followed Immediately by a very sweet and I
charming molody qulto unfamiliar to mo. (
It sc-emod to mo to bo lu minuet tlmo, and
was played with tho strictest precision
and delicacy, but In an old fashioned style, I
and with scarcely any use of the pedal.
"I had lockod tho houso when I camo
In. No ouo could have como lu since. .
What, then, was playing down stairs? 1 1
determined to go down and see. The,
houso wa so full of moonlight that I did
not need a candlo to boo my way. I do-1
scoifded tho staircase, still hearing thai
swcot, full tones ot tho German piano, 1
and, uolsolessly throwing open tho parlor
door, stood for a moment upon tho thresh-1
"Dy tho bright light which flooded that'
part of tho. room, leaving tho rest In
greater obscurity, I could bco that tho
piano stool was empty, and yet tho melody
went on. Tho air was full of It, and as I
accidentally touched tho piano caso I felt
tho vibration. I
"I stood still a moment, bowlldcredj
then, gfilug forward, I stretched out my I
hand above tho piano stool, a llttlo abpvoj
It. Instantly I drew It, back, tingling asl
if I had received an eloctrlo shock. I
"I will net deny that I was frightened.
Thero was metldng eo uuaccountablo lu
tho wholo affair that I folt as If I must
bo dreaming, especially since the music
had abruptly ceased.
" Albert 1 and I had had a number of,
ipoculatlvo conversations over our pipes. I
IT was a very tmatrlnatlvo fellow and usod
'to maintain earnestly that only a thin veil I
lay botwoen us and tho uuBecn world.
And his opinion ho persisted in, undls-j
turbed by my ridicule I thought of him
now, wondenug what ho would do In my
ploeo. Finally I Bpoko.
" 'Whoever you are,' I Bald, addressing
tho plauo stool, 'If you can speak to mo I
ask you to do so.' No reply camo. Tho.
room was by this tlmo porfoctly still. ,
"I Bpoko again. 'If you cannot speak,'
Bald I, 'please go on playing.'
"After a momont or two tho muslo be
gan again, with tho samo low chord, and
the sumo melody was repeated to tho end.
There tho playing stopped; andasloncoi
more boldly thrust oat my hand, I folt'
nothing but the air.
"I was almost afraid to leavo tho room.
not knowing whother I might not leavo
a longtime, tWtowpiaia what t had
l ItAnT Of rniA tlilnn- I WAS RlflW thft!
touch upon tho piano had been by a wq-j
"Albortl did not return on Monday, noi
wrote to me that his sister was better,
but ho did not daro to leave her yot, I
stuyed alone, accordingly, for soveral
nights, and was not In the least disturbed
bv any other unouuerniancen.
much to Bay Ci regard to a proposod ex
cursion Into tho Tyrol that 11 drovo my
oaveniuro out oi my neou.
"Indeed, although I tried to remember
tho ruuslo ouco or twice, It was gono com
pletely, and I had nearly dismissed tho
wholo thlurr from mv mind as a fraalr of
my Imagination, until lost May, whon I
wont to hear tho famous Frauloin , lu
Alarston, whero sho had niodo on engago
rnont for an afternoon recital,
"I was a llttlo lato, and when I naked
tho usher for a prograramo ho said ho waa
very sorry, but thoy wcro all gono. So I
should Judge It was about tho middle of
tho recital whon tho franlon, looking
wnat was tno next number on ner pro
gramme, struck a low chord, and began,
to my amoiomont, to play Iho ah I had
heard 6nco boforo. Sho played It In tho
- - . Jnl..M nAM 1... na.f.
o.Lun iMimki nut, uuv nuu iiivji i; i.wuu.u.
less formality In tho performance, and
every noto vividly recalled tho quaint
German parlor, as It was that nlcht. with
tho bright stream of moonlight on tho
"In tho slight recess which followed II
heard a pleasant volco behind mo say,
'.Isn't that a Bweot llttlo minuet? And
such n romantic story about It. tool'
"I turned around and faced tho young;
lady who had spokon.
"'Pardon mo,' I said, 'but will youi
kindly toll mo what tho Btory wast'
"Sho colored a llttlo.
" 'Cortalidy, sir,' sho answered, 'It wns
written by (showing mo a namo on
hor prograramo), a long time - ago, and
never published, but was found in manu
script with tho dato upon it, hi a houso lu
I). a yoar or bo aero. I bellovo It was tho
houso whoro tho girl lived who was to
havo marriod tho composer, but sho died
suddenly, and the manuscript waa put
away Bomowhcro, and so lost. Tho frau
loin Is the first to play it In America.
" 'I am greatly obliged,' I said, as sho
stopped: and I was so Indeed, for now I
folt certain whose hand hod played tho
minuet tnat night.
"By Jovel" exclaimed Jack, as tho doc
tor finished, and for sovornl moments he
gazed thoughtfully into tho Are. Cora
woro a rather awed look upon her pretty,
saucy faco. But Matlo, who had not
moved during tho Btory, looked upr and
thanked tho doctor eloquently wltli a!
smllo. Hartford Times.
The XXousetops In New Vork.
Thero aro roofs, too, whero something
Is always being fixed. Now It Is a patch
In tho tin, which ono roofer makes In a
leisurely way. with frcouent rests and
pipes, while his chum sleeps In the Ehado I
of a chimney stock; then it lg tho tele
graph lineman, setting up a framo to'
string wlro on, and again a couplo of
bricklayers, with a trowel and, a bucket of
mortar, plastering up a chimney and mak
Inir a day's work of what could bo dono In
an hoar. The fat mail who hauls a mat-1
tress up tno scuttio ana takes a nap in tno
free air every evening from dinner to bed
tlmo will break his neck somo day unless
ho reforms his habit of dreaming and
"rolling around llko a porpoise In a lively
sea, and only a miracle will save tho boy
who raises a klto from somo day walking
backwards off tho gutter and making a
pancako of himself four Btortes below.
.The young man with tho absent oxpros
h!oii who sits on tho top of t lie chimney to
routcuiplate the sunset and tho stars
must bo a poot or In lovo. The yonng
woman who brings a hookup with her and
tits In tho fccuttlo to read it, while her lit
tle dog chases the sparrows and barks at
tho cat, would mako a good match for
nun , ono would rancy.
Tho cat, by tho way, Is tho presiding.
spirit oi an tno roots ono sees rrom ono s
back window. Ho la always gaunt and
icarred and lazy ; ho always nns a disrepu
table look and a tough manner,' and It
would puzzlo oven tho Inspiration of Mmo.
Diss Debar to ten lu what nouso no ne-j
longs, for whenever ho finds a scuttio open I
ho goes down as calndy as If ho had ln-J
habited that special houso and no other j
nil his ilfo. Ho generally comes out agalnl
with ruoro celerity, frequently followed by I
nu old shoo or n boor bottio, or somo Kin-i
dred convenient missile; but as coon as ho!
Is on iho roof, again ho regains his normal,
gravity, and sits down to wash his ragged!
fur and warm his bruises In tho frlondlyl
Bun. Alfred Trumblo In New York Nows. I
Tho l'reeniasonry Among; Car Tortem. (
As Is well known to tho traveling pub
lic, It Is tho custom to give tho porter of)
a slooplng car a quarter each morning for
ins attention in Burning Baoes anu muse
ihir ofl tho clothes of tho traveler. Ooca
sloually thero Is a man .too mean to do
this, and tno
tho porter cuts a notch In tho
9 -shoo. This Is a signal whfclt
heel of Ids
uu mu .uiuur puriuis win imuKuiiw wn
Bhoos with a notch on tha outside of tboj
heel will not bo blackened, as the owner
lsontho "D. B."llst. Recently Ed nowitt
was n passongor on a Cincinnati boutnerai
train, and Conduotor Kelly was tclllnir
him of this freemasonry amonor tho knights!
of tho brush. Ed, who Is always gono-1)
ous with tlp3, showed bo much interest nil
tho matter that, ncuy got noia or ms unoesi
that night and notched them. Then hoj
told a friend at tho Bumet houjo about i
It, who engaged Barrister Howltt In con
versation on tho sublect. and. muoh to
his discomfiture, showed him his own
shoes wore notched. Ho tumbled toj
Kelly's joko. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Philadelphia Damo Whero aro you go-i
Husband Dewn .to Count Chapcau's to!
got shaved. Bytho'way, hero comes some!
gentleman up tho stops. Wonder who!
"Oh, that's Lord Leslie, tho sowing
wachlno agent." -Omaha World. j
Collection of Great Men's Chair.
A collection of groat men's chairs r
cently sold in London was Interesting.
Tho plainest of all was a Uttle, stiff arm
chair of oak, said to be that In which
Shakespeare wrote John Gay bod an
elaborate chair, with broad, well stuffod
arms and seat, and provided with branches
for candles at the elbows, a flan for a desk
and a drawer In the seat for pens. Ink and
paper. Walter Savage Landor hod a huge
curuie of rough oak, with stout arms.
Byron's chair was a handsome Urals XIY
chair, well stuffed and covered with rod
Utrecht velvet. Chicago Herald.
Two Syltom of Lunching.
Stranger (In Omaha) IIow much Is this
Barkeeper Nothing. That Is a froo
lunch, Blr. Wo do not charge for It.
You owo 20 cents for drinks, though.
"Eh? You chargo for tho driuks and
throw tho lunch lui
"That's a new Idea to me. Down In
Kansas they charge for tho lunch and
throw tne uruiks in. umana wona.
Not llcaeontueld's Favorite.
It Is said that the primrose was not
Lord Bcaconsfield's favorite flower at aU, i
and that the story that It was arose from
the fact that tho queen sent to grace his
coffin a wreath of those flowers with a!
card bearing tho inscription. In her own
handwriting! "Ills favorlto flower." But
sho meant the favorlto of her awn bus.,
band, I'rinco Albert, not of Lord Beacons-'
field. New York Sun. i
Tiling It On.
Nan Do you Ilka Miss Conpon!
PhyUls No, I can't Bay that I do. Bho
puts on too many airs.
Nan Airs I Well, I should say she did.
Why, sho just plies cyclones on top of
tornadoes. Philadelphia CalL
The recent development of Industrial
and commercial enterprise In Japan has
been very great. Since January, 1887,
831 companies have been started. New
Don't ornament truth. It doesn't need
tt, and, besides, embellishment gives it
much the appearance of a Ho.
Thn bloom stalk of a century plant at a
Florida exposition grows at the rato of
six inches a day.
Bleep Is the paranUiaals In Sorrow's Ills.
PLAGUES OF EGYPT.
THE PHYSICAL EFFECT8 OF A
Pertinacity of tho Egyptian Ply fad
Lurk to Drlvo Thorn Away The Inces
sant Demnml for Itack.hUh A lied
Among the FImm.
I am writing this at "Cook's Luxor Jio-
tel," as good a houso as one could wish.
A largo, rambling building In a fino gar
don running down to tho river. It Is om-
bowerod lu noblo palms and uowenng
trees and shrubs, ana would be a charm
ing rotroat any whero, but hero surround
ed by the hot mud hovels which mako up
on Egyptian village, with tho burning
sands and sterile mountains closo by, It Is
simply delightful, vve are the only occu
pants; havo tho whole house, do what ws
pleaso, and shall leave It with regret. In
valids In search of health' could spend a
month or two here not only delightfully,
hut in thta wondrously dry atmosphoro
most advantageously In many classes of
complaints. Ineod stato only throo facts
to show tho rapidity of evaporation la
Upper Egypt, Water too warm to drink
Is put Into a porous Jar and placed In tho
wind, though In tho sun; In a half hour It
Is as cool as good spring water. At night,
exposed to a oreozs, oven when tho breeze
Is rathor warm, before morning It becomes
almost Ico cold. The night of my arrival
here I took a pouring bath on a balcony,
Tho wind was balmy, but fresh. The
rapid evaporation bo chilled me that I
could npt stay out long enough for my
bath. At the foot of tho cataract wo
took a swim in the Nllo. Wo woro our
underclothes for bathing suits. We hung
them up before our Btaterooms to dry. In
ten minutes they wore dry enough to bo
worn. We havo all heard of tho univer
sal habit of all Africans to anoint them
selves with oil, and travelers speak of It
as a nasty habit. It Is, however, neces
Bary In very hot and vory dry climates to
prevent tho cracking of tho Bkln. An
English officer told mo that during the
hot winds on the Upper Nllo his hands
and face chapped worso than they evor
did in a cold climate chapped oven to
THE WIND AND TOTS FLIES.
I havo found fresh white butter qulto as
Cloasant on my bonds os on my toast. The
oys hove folt no Inconvenlenco from, tho
winds My hands aro very sonsltlvo to
the effect of a dry, dusty atmoBphero. At
Assouan we wero In tho sun during two
days. We did not use our umbrellas, our
pith hats being qulto comfortablo, and
vet wo wore lust on tho edrro of tho
tropics. It has booh rather too chilly to
Ho down on tho top of our llttlo steamer
for any considerable time at night. Wo
have had no musnulto curtains on our
boat, and havo needed none, the brcozoon
tho water making them unnecessary. It
tahnti n hard blow, however, to keor files
away. Tho pertinacity of an Egyptian fly
Is beyond that of any other living crea
ture. Tho natives nover brush them
away They doem.lt bad luck to do so.
Files are never driven from a baby's faco,
and It does not seem annoyed by them.
Its face Is rarely washed, and is so dirty
that It affords admirablo forage ground
for hundreds oi the utile orutos.
I watched a child of about 3 1-3 years
enjoying a crust of bread. Thero was
about" It a swarm of files, and I do not
exaggorato when I say two or three
dozens were on Its face at one tlmo In
patches as big as a half dollar about tha
eyes and mouth. It would scrow up Its
eyes whon they threatened to go In. I
thought some must havo gono into its
mouth with the bread. It did not Beem
at all annoyed. I saw a sleeping child on
tho street whose faco was almost black
with tho Insects. It smiled as If angels
wero whlsporlng in Its oars. I havo seen
mon talking pleasantly together whllo
a dozen files would bo promenading about
their facos, apparently unnoticed by tho
owners of the faces. I asked a man how
ho could stand It. "Mashallahl They
dou't bother mo," was his reply. This
has made tho fly bold and he eoema ut
terly unablo to understand what a for
eigner means whon ho tries to drivo him
off. Ho has, too, remarkably prehensile
claws, and keeps them keen and sharp
when taking constitutional walks over
European countenances. It was probably
the knowledge of this quality which, mado
those people pronounce It bad luck to
drive them away. They found it best to
educate the masses to bear tho infliction
and so got used to It.
THE DEMAND FOn BACKSHISH.
By tho way, travelers are shockod by
tho Incessant demand for backshish
(gifts) throughoat the mighty cast. The
tiling Is not to be wondered at, for all tho
beggars the world over know thero are
nono canal to the cods of tho cast. Their
hands aro overywhere represented ex
tended for backshish. Their favor was
won by offerings their anger averted by
sacrifices. Uko tho proboscis of a cele
brated elephant, their hands could pick
up a pin or carry off a cart load of pots
toes. Thoy could mako a lunch from a
few grains of rico, the widow's mite, or
thoy could devoura hecatomb of bullocks,
tho gifts of a prlnso. Tho godstook gifts
and demanded thorn. The great and pow
erful, profiting by their examplo, took
gifts and enforced the giving. The poor
took gifts and begged for thorn. Tho
well to do In the whole region of theoarly
sun reach out tho hand for commission.
Tho poor clamor llko hungry curs for
crumbs and bones, and are not ashamed
of their clamor.
I foar what I havo said about Upper
Egypt looks too much as if i was seeing
It through rose glasses. Thlrty-Blx years
ago, when Bayard Taylor and I traveled
in the east together, I suffered terribly
from ueas. Tho omly pun i remomDer
him to havo mado was anent tho little
tormentor. Ho said Ilomor wrote tho
Iliad." Vlrirlltho "Eneldi" that if I ever
wrote an onlo It would bo the "Ho ad." I
had bopod we were about to escapo tuia
ligypilan plague, oui yeffieroay, alter
lunching In ono of tho old tombs of tho
k In r-a. wo lav down for a nan on tho sands;
but my donkey boy, desiring to pleaso tho
old man. whom ho flatters by Collins his
father, spread tho blanketand saddle tor
mo to havo a nice siesta. Ahl moment of
mad forcret fulness. 1 slept anhour, but tho
Nemesis cams, this particular tomu is
now called tho "lunch tomb." Hundreds
iiavo lunched in It this season, though It
Is whero no livlnir thine Is seen, and an
Sarently nothing eon live, yot tho Banded
oor was full of my mortal enemies,
brought to It, by the many donkey boys,
who In Its shade rest while their employ
ers are wanderlncramoni'themurhtycavca
of tho dead. I have passed a good part of
my time sinco then as a hen with one chick
does In an empty chicken yard scratch
ing. I am llko certain officials not far
from tne ciu court, nouso in inicago oniy
moro bo. Thoy havo itchinp; palms, i am
all nalm. I Itch all operand am raw In
patches. Ex-Mayor Carter IL Harrison's
Thebes batter in Chicago -iimos.
At the club:
Charlie That .wns a good canto of po-i
Iter wo nod last night
Harry First rato. IIow did you corns!
Charlie Ten dollars ahead.
, Harry Iow do yon. figure Itiout that'
way? voukuorroweu twenty, aian i you,
4 1,'n.ln .,.,9
Charllo Yes, bnt I only lost ftOof It.
A Heavy 'Doinestlo Offense.
Customer Somo children's shoes.
Dealer Yes, sir. Now, thero Is on ex
cclleut mako of shoo. How' old is
nuntnmr fwltb a sie-hS Child I I
niuo of 'em. Show mo to tho wholesalo
department. Now York Buu.
Something In Name.
Sir Francis Knolly's namo for his nowly
christened daughter might turn tho stom
ach oven of an aristocrat. Ho has called
her "Louvima," as a oomplluientary com
bination representing Louise, Victoria and
Maud, tho throo aaugutors oi tue i
of Wales. Now York San.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOJ XXII.N0 23
COLUMBIA DBMOOnAT.VOI LI1, NO 13
A rlea for ttettet Ventilation.
Tho lows state board of health. In Its
recent bullotln. concludes that few who
havo heard of the "Black Uol of Cal
cutta" know the torriblo facts that have
rendered the place famous and made it
tho synonym of all that Is to bo dreaded
from foul air and overcrowding At 8
o'clock on the evening of Jnne 20, J750,
14(J prisoners, ouicors ana men, maca anu
white, and of different nationalities, wero
tlirust Into a room olghteen feet square
with two windows on one of the foul sides
hoavlly barred with Iron giving to each
Inmate forty cublo feet of spaco In ten
hours 12J wcro fouud doad only twenty-
throo belfag allvol
Another instanco Is where, In 1743, th
high constablo of Wostmlnster, London,
committed twenty eight persons to orison,
where they woro tlirust by tho Keeper
Into n holo six foot square and fivo feet
ton lnchos high tno winaows ooing ciose
shut. In a very short time four of tho
Inmates woro suffocatodl
Those facts show the poisonous otlocts
of the humah breath or of respired air.
Professor lirowu-Sequard has recently
mado somo experiment that ore not only
highly interesting, but show why the ex
pired air of man and animals Is so deadly
From tho condensed vapor of the expired
air ho produced a liquid so polsonons that
when injected Deneatn tue sain oi rnuous
It produced -almost instant death This
poison ho found to be not a microbe, but
on oikalold. Hls.concluslons are that tho
oxpirod air of all animals contains a poi
son more-fatal than, carbonic acid It Is
well for peoplo to understand these facts.
Thoy cry aloud for better1 ventilation and
purer air for less crowding in homo and
church and hall and Bchool room. Scien
Good Code for Orowlnr; Girls.
It In mnrn Important to train irlrls to
uso the tooth brush fivo tlmos a day at
night and, morning, and after each meal
to giro them crusty brcad,,that they may
learn to eat Blowly and thoroughly to en
force the charcoal and safe dentifrices,
than to classify and dissect plants or In
sects for tho microscope The Utile lndl
gestions from eating fast, or from reading
While they eat, should bo corrected by
doses of liquid magnesia, for acidity, or
tho citrate of magnesia for billons and
torpid conditions. Banish books and, pa
pers from the table at meals, unless to
riad onfan Item or two of interest to give
zest to tho general chat. Teach young
folks to be entertainlng'at tho table, and
woicome Joko and fun there and every-
wlipm nut nf rhnrcli.
Check nothing but 111 nature, and let
this relieve Itself by a smart, snappish fit.
rather than suppressed peevishness for a
doyj There aro sound medical reasons for
this advice, In allowing tho nervous
charge to pass off and a healthy reaction
to 'take Its nlaeo. It on nil t to be a cleat
cause of gratitude' to know that most of
tho 111 humor In tho world Is physical, and
that it passes off with rest, If over tired,
orby reaction from sudden shock or stir
ring up, wnen tne nerves suner irom cuu
finement. Tills Is why children are so an
gellcaliy better after an outbreak and
emart slippering, and why girls will get
up after hysterio . crying spells, fresh as
June roses .after showers Chaiigo of In
terest and pluco might prevent the
naughtiness and crying In both cases,. We
are meant to be happy., satisfied and at
ease, and nature rises ' tip for her rights
when tho strain gdes beyond safety.
Future Llfo Among the Mho.
Tho Nlha conceptions of the condition
afte death are confused. Tho bechoo go
below Into the city or the aeaa, wnere
thoy havo to dlo nine, times, or, according
to some, as many times as the man has
lived years on tho earth, aud aro supposed
to lead lWea like the earthly lives They
take with them their earthly utensils anu
possessions In tho form of shadows, and
cannot expect to attain a higher statu of
wealth tbttn they (I'd on the earth; there-
loro living men accumulate as mucu
wcalth'as posslblo. lu order that they'may
tako the shadow of It with them. The
bechoo of wicked men return to tho corpse
lil the crave, and aro crushed by tho earth.
Men who liayo no male issuo are turnoa
after their manifold deaths Into night
moths; those who are murdered, Into
locusts. The bechoo of murdered men and
suicides aro assigned separate abodes from
tho other bochoe
At last tho earth will die, or slnK Into
tho sea, aud there will be a new earth.
Then the bochoe.of tho cats will let the
bechoo of the men go over tho gulf into
tho new earth, the edge of a sword Borv-
lng as a onuge. Any uii wuu, iu uiu, uius
causelessly tormented or killed a cat will
bo thrown by them Into tho abyss There
fore every person is afraid to go near cats
to annoy them Only those also who havo
had issue can go over, wnuo otnerB do
come butterflies or something of tho kind.
Tho bechoo of children are carried Over by
their mothers, and go touod. U. bunder
mann In Popular Sclenco Monthly.
A Parl.lan'. Punctilious Suicide.
What, for want of a better term, may
be called Jocular suicides, aro decidedly
on the Increase In Paris, where peoplo
Bbufilo off the mortal coll In a good
humored, devil may5 care way, which
scarcely suits tho traglo nature nf the
act. The latest Bulclde of tho kind we
alludo to Is that of a respectable Paris
tradesman; and the poor mans good
humor was the more extraordinary, seo-
lng that his rash oct-was prompted by a
painful malady, from which bo had been
Buffering for some time On tho evo of
the day wh!ch.lio had determined should
be his last, no inquired ni uis Housekeeper
and sorvant If they liked to soo people
hancluc. and on roccivinc a necativo re
ply ho advlsod thorn not to put lu an ap
pearance on tho following moraine
naturally, tue question anu tno uqvics
were looked upon In tho light of a loko;
but on tho arrival oi mo servants mo
noxt day tho master's body was found
lifinMnir in llio naasairo. uoioro carrvillff
out his resolution ho nod even taken tho
precaution of affixing to tho outsldo of
nls shoo shutters tho usual formula when
premises are closed owing to a ueaiu in
the family "Ferine pour cause de deces;"
and no had prepared tor tuo unucriaiter
mil instructions recarainc tne lunorai
the number of mournlnc carriages that
would bo ueoded and so forth. To omit
nothlmr. this order lovlHg tradesman did
not forget, either, to writo to his doctor
to Inform him that his attendance would
no longer bo required. London (standard.
Pl.tilng by Electricity,
A pocket dyuamo ond scoop net prom
Ise to supersede the can of anzlo worms.
the rod and' tho minnow bucket. Tho
United States steamer Albatross has been
fitted with electric fishing lights for the
couduct of sctentuia research, and prelim
inary experiments witn these lights have
revealed the fact that the curiosity of fish
to Investigate this unwonted radiance
brines them to the light In shoals. Chi.
A Strunce Hereditary PecuUarlty.
The duke of Slmonetta. an Italian noblo.
man, wbo is maklnc a namo as a musical
composer, Is tho descendant of a long lino
of dukes who have a Btranco peculiarity.
They hnvo let black hair, and Just above
luu.ioruiieau a wnite tun. iiiu inev nau
for a lone sorios of years, until tho father
of tho present duka was bora some bixty
years ago.' Ho had a thick, curly head of
brown hair, without a partlcio of whlto.
aud with him tt was supposed there was
an end of the special mark. But his son
Is a tall, handsome man. with a head of
w oca Lair, and he has exactly tho Baino
whlto tuft. New Orleans Timcs-Demo-
Flxod olectrlcal currents have been
covered to exist In the wings of butter
flies, their detection requiring an exceed-
incly sensitive galvanometer. These
rents havo been thought to bear n very
strong relationship to tho disposition ot
the coloring pigments of tho wings, for by
tho aid ot clectrlo currents marked
changes can bo brought about lu their
color and inodo of arrangement. uiobc-
If you want to know what n sliding
caie is try to nanuie a wet usa,
HOW THE INDUSTRY HAS GROWN
IN THIS COUNTRY.
gdceeMlve Btepi by Which the Orn.i of
China IJceomcs n Hat In America Why
Illencheil Hats Turn Tellow Finishing
Tho mannfocturo of straw hats, though
not peculiarly Amorlcan, has attained lin
monso proportions In this country. Over
in Brooklyn, In somo of tho quiet streets
botweon tho city ball district nnd Broad
way, aro a number of straw hat manu
factories, some of which glvo employment
to more than two hundred hands, besides
n lot of tho most lligonlous and skillfully
devised machinery. Mo3t of this ma
chinery Is of American Invention With
it ton times moro work can bo turned out
by tho skilled operative than by the old
hand process, and yet hotter wages mado
at' less labor.
Tho straw hat of civilization Is nearly a
century old, and It manufacture was not
begun In Brooklyn to any extent until
about eleven years ago. Tho raw mato
rial Is all Imported, and, In fact, reaches
tho manufacturer ncro in a consiaerauiy.
advanced stngo of preparation. It comes
from China, Japan nnd southern Europo
chlofly. Years ngo, when straw good
brought higher prices, braids woven with
Tuscan straw, and that from Bohemia and
Switzerland, were exclusively used, nui
thoy nro now employed only for tho finest
grados. Tho cheaper qualities for tho
masses, such as tho "Mackluaws," aro al
most entirely mado with tho Btraw uraiu
lmportod from China. This was fouud to
bo less cxpcnslvo than any other, becauso
tho cost of living among tho producers
amounts to almost nothing.
TltF. CHIP HAT.
Tho Leriiom hat Is mado entirely In
Italy, and only tho finishing Is dono In
this country. Chip and Panama hats, al
though sold under tho general denomina
tion of straws, aro mado In fact from en
tirely different matorlal. Tho chip Is so
called because mado from tho splints of
tho Lombardy poplar, out of which tho
sap has been dried by burial In tlie ground
for three years a precaution taken to
provout It from turning red, which hap-
ions wnen urieu in tne air. ino t auaiui.
s mniln from the Immature leaves at a
palm troo Indigenous to South America.
Tho district of Chlno whero straw braid
Is- mado lies In tho region of Canton, aud
many millions of people are employed In
ItS production. Living principally on
fruits, wmcn ino boh oi last country
naturally yields, and with no Inclination
to do more profitoblo work, It is often tho
only occupation that all tho members of
tho family engage In. Tho nvcraco wages
earned nro a penny a day. When iho
species of grass or wheat used formarcing
tho straw has attained Its full height, and
before It Is qulto ripe. It Is cut down, loft
ori tho ground aud allowod to bleach In
tho sun. T his process Deiug compieteu,
tho stalks aro bound In sheaves about a
foot In circumference nnd then drawn out
as, wanted. After severing them at tho
joints Into strips four or hvo inches In
length, they aro put Into kind of aslevo
aridsortcd m equal sizes. Thoso at tho
top being fluer havo a greater vahuj than
tlio lower or coarser ones. Theso pieces
art) lu turn separated and tied into bun
dles of convenient slzo. Thoso of good
color aro laid lutldo for bleaching, whllo
those spotted or discolored aro dyed nnd
used with tho bleached to mako variega
ted braids. Tho. solid colors aro all dyed
In America to suit tho leadlug.fashlon.
Tho bleaching Is dono by inclosing tho
stalks In a box with burning brlnistouo.
Tho plaiting, noxt In order. Is dono mostly
by womon and girls, whllo the straw Is In
a ilomp stato, aud aftor tho braids nro
pressod flat they nro put In rolls of xty.,
yards, packed In bales and ready foi cx-
I.IlL VnAn.,.,n In. Ilia!, trnvnmt.
ment tho Japaneso, with their character
lstio energy, havo recently lcgun this
WHY HATS TOBN YELLOW,
When tho rolls reach the manufacturer
Inj this, country tho braids are, slightly
moistened and then sown together, begin
ning at tho crown and wonting rouna
until tho wholo Is finished. On the top
floor of tho straw works aro tho sulphur
rooms.whero Borne of thehats are bleached.
It Is found that nature or sclenco has pro
vided nothing bo powerful In this regard
as the sun, and all tho sulphur baths and
other processes of bleaching are not.com
parablo with a sun bath. Ladies often
feel disappointed because their straw hats
turn yellow, but this Is tho natural result
of sulphur bleached goods. Such a thing
liover huppens aftor sun bleaching. When
practicable and tho weather permits this
latter process Is used at all .tho works.and
on a fiuo day rows of hats may bo seen on
tho 'roof undcrtrolnu whitenlnc by .the
operation of tho sun's rays. Aftor being
dipped in French glue tfifiy1 are placed In
u drying room whero tho temperature Is
auont lin ilegs. ana wnere tuo moisture is
extracted by moans of rapidly revolving
tans, driven at uigu specu. inis icavus
tho hat In a very pliable condition.
Tno blocltlng process is nexi in oroer.
Looking at a numbered tac which hs
boon previously sowed inside, tho work
man places the hat on.no.propor Bicam
heated sectional expanding metal block
und presses It Into tho required slzo and
shnpo. This blocking machine was In
vented nt tho straw worKs. i no u.n is
then placed on solid metal dies corres
ponding lu slzo to tno uiocks aoove men
tioned, and subjected to a powerful hy
draulic pressure, which elves It its proper
torm. If lor men anu uoys, tue sweat
baud is then sewn In, and mcanwhllo tho
laco tip for tho Interior of tho crown is
prepared by- an Ingenious machine which
has an attachment for cutting It tho ex
act shapo aud slzo, as well as for sewing.
I'Utttug ou tuo uauu, tuo oniy process re
quiring handiwork In tho making of theso
goods, Is the lost operation, and tho hat
Is finished ready for boxing a"d ship
ment. Now ork Commercial Adver
tiser. Alllgutoro anil the Water Supply.
A Florida newspaper Bays that tho kill
ing off of alligators Is liavlng a marked
offoct on tho supply of water In tho cattlo
country. When alligators took possession
oi a water nolo tuey always Kepi tuo muu
pushed up on tho Panics, and oven wnen
hundreds of cattlo went to the pool, and
by crow.dlng and pushing Uiled it witu
mud, tho alligators soon repaired tho
ilamaco by dlcL'iiiK and pushing bacic tno
mud. Now the cattlo stand around thoso
holes, which aro filled 'with mud and al
most entirely dried up, and wait for rain;
the only wuter thoy get meantlmo being
from tho dow covered grass which they
sat at night. Now York Sun.
It vhas surnrislnc how much easier it
vhas to forgif n man who has dono you a
real Injury dau ono wbo wrongs you uu.
Intentionally or ono you hat wronged
yourself Carl Duuder.
Durlnir tho last twonty-fivo centuries.
sinco tho year 000 of tho nuclcnt era, tho
lower Hoang Ho has completely changed
,lts courso ten limes, cutting Itself ouo or
several now beds in tho fertile plain, and
'each tlmo caused a partial depopulation
oi tno country, i no entire length of tho
'Hoang Ho Is estimated at two thousand
seven hundred miles,' and its width from
five hundred to eight binidtid yards. Tho
oaiiKS upon tuo upper river nro uign, tuo;
country through which It passes bclugl
hilly and In somo parts mountainous.
Across tho" plains of nonan, Auhui,
p nihil, ShangUing and . Ktausu, how.:
over, pom nanus or mo river aro aiKCd to'
keen It upon Its courso.
Hoang Ho means Yellow nver. and tho
,namo la derived from tho color of thoi
water, caused by the yellow silt which It;
brings down from tho Ala'shau mountains.
Tha winter winds constantly blowing;
from thcBo mountains toward Kansu and!
Shensl convey vast quantities of the finest
yellow dust, which, If taken up in .tho
llngors. Is said by travekrs to .llovir,
mrougn them lino water, it is qulto:
ovident from tho Journals of travelers1,
who have visited tho river that It Is lu tbo'
000 miles occupied by it In tho vicinity of
tho Mongolian sand mountains that It
irecelves Its peculiar burden of yellow bllt.,
Thls silt, which is kept lu suspension in
mo upper courso oi mo river wiioro mo
jCurrent Is swiftest.ds.deposlted In tho bedj
of tho river over tbo plains whero its
motion is slngglih. Thus, In tho courso
,of tlmo, the bed Is elovated above tho leVei
of the adjacent land, and is only kept In
,lts regular channel by raising the embank
men.ts on both sides of tho river to keen
'paco with tho annual deposit. W, H. Gil.
ucr in ixismopoutan.
Health and m Wet Soil.
Extended observations at Paris and nt
Munich Indicate that tho Bauitury condi
tion of a locality depends on tho amount
,of water contained lu tho ground. Tho
i years lu which thero has been n largo
quantity of ground water pi-ot-cnt havo
, invariably been tho healthiest, whllothoso
, tit which thero has been a smaller qnan.
.tlty havo invariably been tho unhcalth
teat, Publio Opinion. i