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TIIE SCRACTOX TBTRUXESATTTRDAT ORNTKG, OtfOBER 20," 1894.
City Pastors and
Their Hard Work
Religious Developments of One v'cek
in All Our Churches.
AUXILIARY ACTIVITIES NOTED
Carefully Compiled Compendium of News
and Personal Mention Relating to the
Churches and the Benevolent and
Charitable Religious Societies.
On the left side of the old plank road,
us we pans from Blakely to i'eekvllle, a
xiniill but beautiful church edlilctt is
rapidly being completed. It is the
Cullender Memorial church, and stands
on a plot of ground sacred to the mem
ory of the Baptist denomination of
Blakely. This peace of ground was
given for sacred use by the grandfather
of S. N. Cullender, of Blakely. In the
year 1832 the Ulakely Baptist church
erected a house of worship there. Here
they worshiped for many years, but as
the people built their homes below the
Bhaft of the Lackawanna Coal com
pany, the members decided to come
nearer the center of population. So
twenty years ago, the present edifice of
the Blakely Baptist church was erected
and the old building given over to the
bats and mice. Last year one of the
Callenderfumlly moved the old building
from its site, and the question came,
What would be done with the plot of
ground given by the grandfather of the
present generation for church purposes?
S. N. Callender settled the question by
resolving to erect a house of worship
there, to commemorate the family
name. This new church is a 30x44-foot
frame building. A tower is built on the
left corner, through which the main en
trance paBseB. It cost over $2,000, and
will ready In a few weeks. The dedica
tion services will take place about the
middle of November, and it will not be
necessary to go outside this well
known family to secure a corps of able
clergymen to conduct the services.
There are at present six reverend gen
tlemen in the family, viz.: Nathan
Callender, of Montdale; Newell Callen
der, of Clark's Green; Levi Sllvlns, D.
J. Williams, J, B. Kenyon and W. J.
Guest. The church will be at the ser
vice of the growing population around
the shaft of the Ontario and Western
The People Meet.
The Calvinistlc Methodist churches of
our state are now holding their semi
annual conference at Phlladophla.
The sessions began this morning and
' will be closed next Monday evening.
Rev. Hugh Davies, Rev. J. T. Morris
and Deacon John S. Davies left yes
terday to represent the churches of
that faith In this city. Several candi
dates for the ministry will be examined,
and the business of the denomination
The synod of the Presbyterian
churches of our state convened in Ty
rone last Thursday evening. Rev. B. C.
Logan, D. D., was in attendance. The
synod superintends the work of the de
nomination in the Btate and keeps un
der its fostering care the mission
churches that are planted In new fields.
The English Congreflational churches
of northeastern Pennsylvania held a
very profitable conference last Tuesday
In the Plymouth church on the West
Side. Representatives were present
from seventeen churches, having an ag
gregate membership of about 2,5UO.
This is gratifying to the friends of the
denomination, for it represents the
growth of ten years, and the congrega
tions represented in last Tuesday's
convention, would not average five
years of age. In the seventies, English
Congregational churches were un
known in the state, outside of Phtladel-
1 phia and Allegheny City. They began
to branch forth from the Welsh
churches early In the eighties, and ever
since each year has been an addition to
the list, and the future is bright with
, hope. The churches are yet compara-
, tlvely weak and In some places heavily
burdened, but they are manned with
earnest men as pastors and the vast
majority of the members are young
people, full of enthusiasm and faith.
These churches fill a long felt want and
are fed by the young blood from the
Welsh churches of the same faith, so
that their future Is assured If wisdom
and peace prevail in their councils.
The teachera of the Green Ridge
rresbyterian Sunday school are aiiX'
ious to be conversant with the best
methods of Sunday, school work. New
plans are continually devised and aids
to the study of the Bible are invented
by earnest students, which make the
work of teaching more pleasant and
effective. Samuel Patterson has made
a special study of these new methods
and aids, and In a recent address to the
teachers of the above school, pointed
out their use and advantage. His talk
was Interesting and edifying, and this
evening he will again address the teach
ers and offices on the same subject, at
Colonel Hitchcock's home on Green
Ridge street. All the teachers are
urged to be present.
On of the best Bible students in the
North End Is Thomas Morgan, of
unurcn avenue, the teacher of the Bible
class In the Providence Presbyterian
Sunday school. Ills success has been
great, and at present this Sundav sehnnl
Is putting forth special efforts to bring
aauiis into tne Bible class, that thev
may avail themselves of the excellent
leacmng or this instructor.
Dickson City Sunday school will oc
cupy the new church tomorrow for the
first time. The building will be dedl-
-carea in a lew weeks.
Tomorrow the Dutch Gap Mission
school will celebrate its anniversary.
One year ago the West Market stre
Welsh Congregational church founded
the school with a membership of about
lony. it nas now an enrolled member
hip of eighty, and the average attend.
ance during the year has been over llftv.
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a iiuunsning sanu or nope is also con
ducted there every Tuesday evenlnir.
and Rev. R. S. Jones, D. D.. goes there
occasionally to preach. The future out-
iook is bright, and the good work at
ready done Is only the beginning of
wnai promises to dp tne nucleus of a
ennsuan organization in the ruture.
Miss Mille Dlmmlck and Mrs. J, F
Rangl represent the Green Rldtre Pres.
byterlan Christian Endeavor society
, at the state convention in York. To
day they expect to make a trip to the
hlstorlo scenes of Gettysburg. They
will probably be home the early part
oi next weeK..
The classes of the Green Ridge Ban
tlst Sunday school are anxious to enter
the contest for the beautiful banner
that was recently presented 5t. The
committee on rules Is busily engnged
drafting them for the benefit of the
competing classes. The chief element
of merit will probably be regular and
The Sunday school of the Asbury
memoaist Kpisconal church w 11 meet
tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 p. m. The
ciiooi nas mei uuring the summer at
xne noon nomv
The Christian Endeavor aoriotv nf the
Providence Presbyterian church is
preparing a programme for Its anni
versary exercises that will be held In
The young peopl of the Welsh Ran.
tlst church of Providence are busily
preparing a sacrea cantata that will be
presented to the publlo about the holl
days. .. , ...
Successful Meetings. -
Rev. A, P. Chaffee, of the Asbury
Mathodlut K.nlacnbal chiireh hoa
conducting a series of revival meetings
wnica navs oeeu very well attended
and resulted in many conversions. They
will be continued next week.
Rev. Daniel Savage, of the Green
Ridge Primitive Methodist church, has
conducted a two weeks' revival ser
vices., which have brought many ac
cessions to the church. Last Sunday
five lolned bv. profession. The meet
ings will be closed tomorrow evening by
an old-fashioned "love feast."
The special- meetings hold by Rev.
M. D. Fuller, of th Frovldencu Metho
dist Episcopal church during last week,
resulted in fifteen persons joi:ung tne
class of probatlonlsts.
Key. T. J. Collins, or tne ecranum
Street BaDtlst church, has hld very
successful services during the last two
weeks. Some of the converts will oe
baptized at tomorrow evening's service.
The proposed evangelistic services of
the Green Ridge Baptist church have
been postponed until the beginning of
The labors of Evangelist Malce in
the Green Ridgs EvangelicBl church
have been proiltable to that society,
and many have been led to the light by
the blind preacher.
Rev. G. Hauser, of the First German
Methodist Episcopal church, isconduct
lng a series of evangelistic meetings
in Petersburg. They will be continued
Last Sunday two very interesting
and edifying servlcos were held in
the Second 'Presbyterian church. In
the morning holy communion 'as cele
brated, when fourteen persons joined
on confession of faith and four by let
ter. In the evening a church rally was
held, and the large edifice was crowded.
Dr. Robinson delivered an inspiring ad
dress, and Bpecial music was rendered
by the Sunday school orchestra and
Tallle Morgan's double quartette. Both
services were much enjoyed by the
people and they will be long remem
bered by those present.
The Epworth league of the iJ?'irst
German Methodist Episcopal church
held Its business meeting last Wednes
day evening, and elected the following
officers: President, Gustave Hempel;
vice president, Miss Hattle Bauman;
secretary, Edwin Arbust; correspond
ing secretary. Fred Hauser; treasurer,
Miss Ruth Fritz.
Last evening the young people of
the Hampton Street Methodist Epis
copal church finished their continued
concert. The first part was given last
week, and the reciters and singers fin
ished their songs and recitations last
evening. It was an Ingenious device
and took well.
The Junior league, of the Hampton
Street Methodist Episcopal church dis
posed of the cash on hand from the
social held last September. They paid
for the brussels carpet in the pastor's
room, furnished the church with a ton
of coal and donated $15 toward the sex
ton's salary. These Junior workerB
will make their seniors blush If the
latter prove remiss.
The young people of the Simpson
Methodist Episcopal church and con
gregation were cordially Invited to the
parsonage last evening by their pas
tor, Rev. L. C. Floyd, D. D. A very
pleasant evening was passed and an
entertaining programme was rendered.
All present enjoyed themselves and the
capacity of the parsonage was well
The young people of the First Welsh
Baptist church have started out on
their winter's work very favorably.
Last evening they discussed the ques
tion, "What and How to Read," a very
Important question for the young of
today when so much trash Is abroad.
The Social life.
The Boys' Brigade of the Green Ridge
church is preparing an entertainment
which will consist of both literary and
musical renderings, and a drill exhibi
tion. The date has not yet been fixed,
but the exhibition will probably take
place the second week in November.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Asbury
Methodist Episcopal church is prepar
ing for a sale of fancy needle work that
will be held about the first week in
Professor Carter will give an organ
recital on the evening of Nov. 6, at the
Providence Methodist Episcopal
church. The proceeds are for the bene
fit of the church.
On the evening of Nov. G the Men
delssohn society of the North End and
Green Ridge will give a concert In the
North Main Avenue Baptist church,
under the auspices of the Junior En
Rev. D. W. Shelllnger and Rev. A. W.
Cooper will give a lecture on "Mines and
Mining" In the First Congregational
church Monday evening, 29th inst. The
lecture will be well illustrated by ster
eoptican views, and those who have
heard or Been it, speak very highly of
the work of the lecturers.
Last Monday and Tuesday a very suc
cessful district meeting was held bv the
clergy of the Wyoming conference of
tne Methodist Episcopal churches. The
meetings were opened by an address
from Rev. H. C. Hillar, who spoke on
"Thought In Its Relation to Christian
Profession." The address of Rev. Dr.
Webb was very attentively listened to.
He spoke on the question, "Does Re
cent Scientific Research Require a Re
statement of Religious Truths?" The
learned doctor could not compress his
thoughts within the thirty minutes'
limit, and the meeting voted him all
the time he needed. He spoke for nearly
one hour and a half, and held the closest
attention. The able essayist held the
position that scientists had not yet
agreed, in stating what they believed,
and until they were united, it would be
time enough to ask the church to make
a restatement of religious truth.
Next Monday and Tuesday the mid
year examination of the Wyoming con
ference will take place at Susquehunna.
Rev. L. C. Floyd, D. D., and Rev. A. W.
Cooper will leave for the above place
Rev. P. R. Hawxhurst, of the Park
Place Methodist Episcopal church, Is
spending a week among friends out ot
town. His pulpit will be supplied to
morrow by Mr. Jones, a local preacher.
Rev. D. P. Jones, of the West Side,
spent the week In New York city. His
wife landed In New York Thursday
from a trip to Wales and Mr. and Mrs.
Jones returned to this city yesterday.
Rev. W. G. Watklns, of the North
Main Avenue Baptist church, spoke
last Sunday evening of the two recent
disasters thai occurred in Shamokln.
V.r. Watklns visited the scenes and wa
personally acquainted with some of the
victims. He gave a vivid picture of
both dlsaa'ors, and drew from them
profitable lessons. The talk was listened
to by a large audience, who highly ap
preciated the efforts or the pastor.
Here and There.
The library committee of the Green
Ridge Sunday Behool, of which E. C.
Hpalding Is chairman, ' decided last
Tuesday evening to expend $200 on the
library. This will be a printable addl
tlon to a library that Is now the pride ot
Rev. C. A. Ferris, of Mount Carmel,
will supply the Puritan Congregational
Beechain's pills are for bill
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liver, dizziness, sick headache,
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TWO RAV r)mnAAlUa . kalMW
twenty-four Jets, are being placed In
uic x-iuviaence Metnodlst Episcopal
church. The expense is met by the
young ladles In Miss Amie Mulley's
Sunday school class. This will be a
decided improvement oh the Jets that
if "uw scattered tnrough the church.
The Remi-fl nnnnl r...., f ,1-
fuiuciiH C VJ t 1 1 .
VVelSh BniltiHt chllPotloa li.lll l.o V,.,M on
Nov. 24 and 25, at Taylor.
ine young people of the Welsh Bap
tist church of Providence are prepar
ing an excellent nmcriamwii liii- tVic
celebration of Bible Day.
nev, w. U. Watklns will preach to
morrow eventnir nf th. XT.,-. u i r i
Avenue Baptist church, on "The Life of
ReV. W. S. .Tnnoo will nvaant, nr. T?r,-
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nsn sermon tomorrow evening In the
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Rev. Charles A MW3aa Dtiu V...
Ptltsburg annual conference, held in
neenng, w. va. He has been re-
turned to Sorn ntiin -fi in n nn flint vaoi
and his special work during the com-
nig year win do to raise iunus tor tne
. ei iiuii oi a new nouse or worsnip.
After a respite of three mnnthi the
organ of the Second Presbyterian
church will be heard tomorrow at thb
regular services. It is not completed.
A few final tnnihaa will ha nut nn rliiiv
ing next week, but its rich tones will b
neuru tomorrow. An organ recuai win
soon be arranged, and the public given
an opportunity to hear this fine Instru
Tomorrow's Church Services.
All Souls' Church Pine street, near
Adams avenue. Rev. G. W. Powell, pas
tor. Services tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.
Theme, "The Prayers of Jesus, Why He
Prayed; and What Ha Prayed For," and
at 7.30 p.m., third lecture, "Hp Hilland
Down Hill or the Amusements That Kill."
Fine music at both services.
Perm Avenue Baptist Church Rev. War
ren O. Partridge, pastor. Rev. V. P. Hel
llngs, D.D., of Omaha, Neb., a former pas
tor, will preach at 10.30 a.m. and 7,30 p.m.
The Second Presbyterian Chunreh Rev.
Charles E. Robinson, D.D., pastor. Ser
vices 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Morning's
subject, "Music as Related to the Wor
ship of Ood." In the evening third ser
mon on "John's Testimony to the Divine
Nature and Person of Jesus." There will
also be In the morning five-minute sermon
to children, and in the evening five-minute
answer to the question, "How will you
explain the words, Let the women learn
in Bllenco." Beats free every Sunday even
ing. All welcome.
Green Ridge Evangelical Church Rev.
G. L. Malce, pastor. Sunday school, 9.30
a.m.; K. L. C. E., 6.45 p.m. Preaching at
10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Subject for even
ing, "Funeral of the Soul." Everybody
Trinity English Lutheran Church
Adams avenue, corner Mulberry street.
Rev. E. L. Miller, pastor. Services at 10.30
a.m. and 7.30 p.m. I'ews are free and vis
iting worshipers always welcome.
At the Simpson Methodist Episcopal
church, preaching morning nri'l evening
by the pastor, Rev. Dr. L. O. Floyd. Seats
St. David's Church Corner Jackson
street and Hromley avenue. Rev. M. H.
Mill, rector. Twenty-second Sunday af
ter Trinity. Morning prayer and sermon
at 10.30; evening prayer and sermon at 7.30;
Sunday school at 2.30; Friday evening ser
vice at 7.30. Seats free.
Dunmore Presbyterian Church J. W.
Williams, pastor. Morning service at 10.30.
At the evening service a report of the
Christian Endeavor convention held at
York, Pa., will be given. The regular
Christian Endeavor meeting will be h?ld
at 0.30. Sabbath Bchool at noon.
Grace English Lutheran Church Rev.
Foster IT. Gift, pastor. Services on Sun
day at the Young Men's Christ lun associa
tion at 10,30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Rev. W.
K. Tlscher, of Shamokln, will preach.
Jackson Street Bnptist Church The pas
tor will preach both morning ami even
ing, 10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. A five-minute
sermon will precede the regular morning
discourse to the boys and girls. All are
Park Place Lutheran Mission-Services
at 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Rev. George M.
Scheidy will ofllclate. Everybody wel
come. First Presbyterian Church Rev. James
McLeod. D.D., pastor. Divine services
10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Dr. McLeod wdl
preach In the morning and evening. Sub
ject of evening sermon, "St. Peter's First
Miracle." The new "Quadruple Quar
tette" will lead the congregation, and
Miss Annette Reynolds, accompanied by a
harp and violin will sing. Everybody wel
come. Saint Luke's Church-Rev. Rogers Is
rael rector. Twenty-second Sunday af
ter "Trlnltv. Holy communion, 8 a.m.;
service and sermon, 10.30 a.m.: Sunday
school, 2.30 p.m.; evening prayer and sermon,-
ci T.itLrn'a Miaalnn nunmore Rev.
puiiii "un " . 1. l a
A. L. Urban in charge. Sunday school, 3
p.m.; evening prayer and sermon, 4 p.m.
In the room below the young man sat,
With an anxious face and a white cravat,
With a throbbing heart and a silken hat,
And various other things like that,
Which he had accumulated.
And the maid of his heart was up above,
Surrounded by hat and gown and glove
And some thousand things that women
But no man knows the names thereof,
And the young man sat and waited.
You will scarce believe the things I tell,
But the truth thereof I know full well,
Though how may not be stuted.
But I swear to you the maiden took
A sort of half breed, thin stove hook
And heated It well in the gaslight there
And thrust It Into her head of hair!
Then she took a something off the bed
And hooked It onto her hnlr, or head;
Then she plied It high and piled it higher
And drove it home with staples of wire.
And the young man anxiously
waited. Then she took a thing she called a puff,
And some very peculiar, whitish stuff,
And, about a half a peck,
She spread it over her face and neck.
(Deceit was -a thing she hated.)
She looked as fair as the purest flower,
Or a pound of lard or a sack of flour,
And the young man wearily
waited. Then she took a garment of awful Bhape,
And it wasn't a waist, nor yet a cape,
But It seemed like a piece of ancient mall,
Or an instrument from a Russian Jail;
And then with a fearful groan and gasp,
She soueexed herself in its deathly clasp.
And then with a move like I don't know
She tied it on with a double knot.
And the young man woefully
waited. Then she nut on a dozen different things,
A mixture of buttons and hooks and
Till strongly resembled a notion store;
Then taking somte seventeen pins or more,
Him thrust them Into her rubv llns.
Then stuck them around from neck to
And never once hesitated.
And tho maiden didn't know perhaps
That the man below had had seven naps,
And that now he sleepily waited.
And then she tried to put on her hat.
Ah met a trying ordeal was that.
She tipped It high and she tried it low,
But every way that tho thing would go
Onlv made her more agitated.
It wouldn't go straight and It caught in
And she wished she could hire a man to
But alns, the only man lingering there
Was the man who wildly waited.
And then, before she could take her leave,
She had to pump up her monstrous sleeve;
Then a little uao nere ana a wee pat mere,
And a touch or two to her mmlmost hair
Then around he room with her utmost
She thoughtfully circulated.
Then she seized her gloves and a chamois
Some breath perfume and a long stick-pin,
A bonbon oox anu ciosk ami some
Eau de cologne and chewing gum,
Her opera glass and a sealskin muff,
A inn and a henn of other stuff:
Then she hurried down, but ere she spoke,
Something about the maiden broke.
So she scurried back to the winding stnlv,
And tho youngman looked In wild despair;
And tnen ne evaporated.
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Health Hints and
Rales of Hygiene
Suggestions That fyry Save You Many
n Doctor's Bill. .
WISDOM TOR THE HOUSEHOLD
Thcso Hints Don't Cost Much, Aro Not
Copyrighted, and If They Don't Do
You Any Good, They'll Not '
Do You Any Harm.
Good children, says a discriminating
writer in the Washington Star, are the
hardest of all crops to raise. Revert
ing to nature's laws, it will be found
that here, as in the agricultural world,
it Is Impossible to rear a crop of any
thing but weeds on Impoverished soil.
If parents are lacking In mental 01
moral stamina, but through the re
strictions of society have been able to
keep it hidden, you may be sure that it
will crop out in their chidren. There is
more truth than poetry in the remark
mat motners so often make, that it
seems, to them that their children were
Dorn bad." To have been hum sn lh
certainly a misfortune, but not the
fault of the child; it Is rather that ot
the parents or of the more remote an.
cestors, who were noted perhaps, as
wild, undisciplined creatures, whose
only use for the law was to break It.
it grand juries might sometimes nit in
Judgment upon the fathers of the
criminals within their Jurisdiction they
wouia, nine times out of ten, be obligea
to bring in a true bill against the par
ents as accessory before the fact. The
wise parent will study the laws of he
redity and as far as lies In his power, at
least, correct the faults of an ancestry
that has defrnuded him, seeing to it
that his own offspring has a falrei
chance so far as he Is concerned. When
mothers and fathers begin to realize
tnelr moral responsibility, and their ac
countability for the acts of their chil
dren, then the world will grow better,
for children will come Into the world en
dowed with a greater sense of dis
crimination between right and wrong
and greater strength to resist tempta
If you would keep the little ones
healthy through the cool mornings of
the coming autumn season clothe their
little bodies in wool. A woolen under
shirt over a gauze one, and a flannel
skirt, with the legs and feet kept dry,
will probably save you much anxiety
and a goodly sized doctor's bill. Until
about 12 o'clock the flannel should be
worn. When you go to dress them for
the afternoon, leave the undershirt on,
but you can safely remove the other
heavy clothing. Put on the thick cloth
ing when the sun gets low, and you will
have no malaria in your family. The
same plan would hold good with adults.
Dr. E. O. Shakespeare, of Philadel
phia, has recently returned from Ber
lin, and is greatly pleased ot the suc
cess of the new diphtheria cure on the
other side. He says that the use ol
diphtheiine, the name given to the ma
terial, had lowered the mortality from
diphtheria In Paris and Berlin fully 50
per cent. "That Is to say," said he, "the
deaths from this disease are now
scarcely half the number in any given
period that they were previous to its
use. Dlphtherine Is mnde from an arti
ficial culture of the diphtheria baccnus.
This Is Injected Into the goat or horse
both of which enjoy natural Immunity
from diphtheria and tuberculosis. In
oculating this animal a 'number of
times with this culture creates an arti
ficial Immunity against diphtheria. Af
ter this is established the animal Is
bled and an extract of his blood Is
made, which is found to have curativt
virtues for diphtheria in human beings.
The portion of the blood used Is the
serum, and a hypodermic injection of
a fraction of a centimetre of this diph
therlne has the result, as has been
shown conclusively In Paris and Berlin
hospitals, of dividing the mortality, that
Is to say, it is scarcely half what it was
under other treatment. Dlphtherine lb
also successfully used as a preventive.
For instance, If a case occurs In a house
all the members of the family are In
oculated and the spread of the disease
is stopped. The principal reason we
have not used It here," said Dr. Shakes
peare In answer to a question, "is that
it Is a new discovery. It was discov
ered about three years ago and has been
in use In Berln about one year, and In
Paris about two years. It is a common
law of medicine that the serum form of
blood of an animal, which has been
rendered Immune from a disease, is a
specific for that disease. This Is so in
diphtheria, cholera and tentanus. It is
also said to be true of typhoid fever,
and It has been found to be a general
law In contagious and Infectious dis
eases, that the blood serum of an anim
al that has had such disease, either arti
ficially or naturally Is a specific for that
disease. Experiments have not gone
far enough, however, to determine
about scarlet fever."
Dr. Shakespeare was then asked how
long Immunity from diphtheria could be
secured by Inoculation with dlphther
ine. "Observation has not gone fai
enough yet," said he, "to determine the
period. Of course, It must be under
stood that one Inoculation will give im
munity for a limited period only. Tak
ing smallpox, for Instance, Inoculation
or vaccination for which is well under
stood, tho period for which one Inocula
tion will give Immunity is about seven
years, when vaccination should agnin
be performed. Dr. Shakespeare ex
pressed the opinion that Philadelphia,
and In fact every other large city,
should at once establish a municipal
laboratory of hygiene and preventive
medicine, and conduct experiments of
Its own In bacteriology, etc. Dlphther
Ine could be mnde here, he Bald, as well
as anywhpre else. There was no secret
about It, the results of all experiments
with It nbroad having all been made
public. The fact that successful experi
ments could be made here was, he
thought, fully demonstrated by those
under the Agricultural bureau In Wash,
lngton with tubercullne, ns a diagnos
tic for the discovery of tuberculosis In
cattle, which were the most successful
in the world, the department making
its own tubercullne.
It has lately been pointed out that
man, after' all, Is not the only animal
...i, in.iniiraa in atlmulnnts. Certain
animals also Indulge themselves in this
manner with ratal results, tne venicie oi
intoxication In the case of the lower
order of beings being a creeping vetch
called the "loco plant." This Is an In
habitant of the "Texan Panhandle,"
and Is a source of serious danger to
kncoQ onrl untile To them it has all
the allurements which are possessed
iby absintne ana gin lor wings ui mi
other grade, only the results of the
vetch are more definitely fatal, even
when taken In moderate measures. An
imals who have tasted of It are liable
to. fall over backward, their brain
being affected as well as their spinal
cords. They leap heights In their fren
zy and dash down precipices. No rider
of a horse who has been thus Intoxi
cated Is In a safe position.
HEALTH FOR THE MILLION:
Flatulency mny usually be relieved by
an enema or milk oi asaioeiiua.
Hot water Is more cleansing, and, there
fore, better than cold water for the face.
At least ten hours sleep out of the
twenty-four la needful for nervous people.
Five grains of sub-gallate of bismuth,
kfter meals, will sweeten an acid stomach,
The application of Ice will speedily re
lieva the pain following a bowel move-
mThe use of sterilized milk" has decreased
the death rate among tenement house dis
tricts in New York 10 per cent.
Wltiiihazel In the form of an injection Is
of service for hemorrhoids a tuniexpoon
fni nr tint iiniff in h. half pint of water.
Trimming the ends or the hair upon tho
first Friday of the new moon is believed
by certain persons 10 incrru us kiowih.
if or the dry, Driitie conuuiun oi your nn
Ser nails try Fowler's solution In two
rop doses in a wine glassful of water af
ter meals for six or eight weeks.
Saturate a bit ot cotton with the oil of
cloves and apply to that aching tooth, tak
ing care that it does not touch the gums,
as the oil of cloves is apt to blister.
Stout persons who chafe should dust the
abrasions with Venetian talc, after first
bathing them with borax water; teaspoon
Tul or borax to a pint or warm water.
The French soaps are purest and best
for tho toilet rtie best American make of
cashmere bouquet is a very pure soap and
to be preferred after the French mukea.
Wash the hair once every week, using
hot water and tincture of green soup;
when the hair has dried anoint the sculp
with cosmollne use cosmoline night und
morning every day.
Don't eat anything acid Just before go
ing to the dentist to have your teeth
cleaned or filled. Acid fruits make the
teeth tenderer and more liable to hurt un
der the manipulation of the dentist.
For an acid stomach, with nervousness
and indigestion, take five drops of diluted
hydrochloric acid in a wineglassfui or
water before meals and ten drops of tinc
ture of nux vomica in a tublespoonful of
water after meals.
Rub sore Hps with cosmollne upon re
tiring at night, and every time you go
out of doors to walk or ride. To enrich
the' blood and give you rosy cheeks take a
tablespoonful of pepto-mangau in a half
glass of milk after each meal.
To protect one's self from catchln? cold
take a full sponge bath of cold water
every morning upon rising, followed by a
brisk rubbing; then rub the surface with
sweet oil. This, in the opinion of the
Philadelphia Record, is the very best way
to "harden" yourself.
li you una that coffee disagrees w th
you, yet are unwilling to give It up, try
drinking It without supar and cream. It
Is said that tho combination of coffiie,
sugar and cream is bad for a person with
impaired digestion, but that clear coffee
may be taken without disturbance.
btrawherrles have for a lonir time had a
well-estahllshed reputation as a remedy
tor the gout. Dr. A. Ueorge,-ln the An
nates de la Soclete Hortlcole do l'Aulie,
tells us that In the last century the great
botanist, Linnaeus, who wus uoutv. had
much cause to extol the action or the fruit
In this disease.
The first cure for abdominal obesltv
ought to be to secure as complete and as
neany perreci ingestion or food as possi
ble. To do this the digestive system must
be kept In good order, and only such food
eaten as will digest easily, and thut con
tain the fewest elements of fat. These are
starch, sugar and water.
To make coarse skin fine, use a pure
soap, wash rag and hot wnter every night.
Wash the entire body and dry It by brisk
ly rubbing with a coarse towel. Rub the
skin In the direction opposite to the way
the wrinkles extend If the lines on the
forehead run horizontally, rub the skin
perpendicularly, and so on. And, In the
winter time, dresB warmly.
inis treatment for cnturrh In the head
Is recommended by a physician. Take a
teaspoonful of tho phosphate of sodium In
a teacupful of boiling water (sip while hot)
every morning before breakfast. Wash
out the nasal cavities with the following
mixture, which must be used as a spray.
Get an atomizer with a fine spray.
R Glyco-thymoline oz. 4
Slg. Three teusDoonfuls to two ounces
of water, for the atomizer. Use night aim
morning as uirecled.
the teeth stand ut the entrance or catc
of tho body and their chief duties are the
mecnanicni part or digestion. If th"
teeth are Imperfect or deenved tho mas
tication of the food is Imperfect. Instead
of going to the stomach in tit condition to
ue acted on by the digestive ferments it Ik
more nearly In he condition of the food of
birds, that have no teeth, but are sun-
plied with a gizzard. Unfortunately In
our make-up the gizzard was omitted, and
tne result is that, ir the teeth are not m
condition to do this work properly and
well, we suffer the pangs of Indigestion,
with all the sympathetic disorders which
follow in Its train.
Tubercular meningitis Is one of the-
most ratal diseases or childhood. II is rare
before the first year, and after the fifth
year of ngc. It occurs almost exclusive
ly In children of a scrofulous diathesis.
either Inherited or acquired. In such chil
dren the tuberculous process is Intent,
and any debilitating disease, says the Phil
adelphia Hetord, mny excite it, such as
diarrhea, measles, whooping cough, otor
rhea and skin and scalp diseases of n
chronic nature; dentition, insulliiient or
improper food; Injuries to the head, more
particularly at the base of tho brain.
The advent of the disease is usually in
sidious, but if convulsions usher it in
its course Is rapid. As to the treatment.
prevention alone Is effective. The great
est care must be exercised as to the hy
giene and diet during the first few veiirs
of the child's life. Children who exhibit
the premonitory symptoms and In whom
Its development Ib reared, should be given
cod liver oil every day nnd kept out of
doors as much as possible; a frequent
change or surroundings and or climate I:'
WANT SMALLER CALIBER.
Terribly Destructive Effect of tho Xcw
Kiflcs Now in I'se.
From the Philadelphia Press.
When the war department decided to
abandon the old heavy caliber Spring
Held rifle and arm the troops with the
Krag-Jorgensen small caliber repeat
ing rifle, it was predicted by the ad
herents of the old arm that the new
weapon would disappoint Its friends in
its lack of destructive power. It would
they admitted, have a greater range!
but the small steel bolt projectile, It war
asserted, would bore a clean hok
through a man's body that would not
be ns fatal as the large wound Inflicted
by the big lead Springfield bullet. Now.
all this prediction has been disapproved
by experiments made by the medieii'
staff of the German army and repeat
ed by our bureau of military Informa
tion. The terribly destructive effects of tin
new weapon appear strikingly set oui
in this report. It is said that thewoumb
Inflicted by the small bore bullet, not
withstanding Its diminutive size, arc
highly destructive, owing to its enor
mous speed of rotation which causes
the tissues struck to be torn within c
radius of four inches.
There are many veterans carrying
Springfield bullets In their bodies, bm
of the new rifle, the report says: "L'
to CliO yords, a bullet striking the necl
or abdomen, means death. From 6G0 to
1,600 yards (almost a mile) most seiiotn
and In many cases fatal results nre cer
tain to be inflcted. Beyond 1.G00 yard.',
the injuries caused resemble those In
flicted by the round bullets which were
in use before 1S60."
Our army officers felt that they hod
progressed to the line of safe practice
when they adopted the caliber of 7.6:
millimetres, or .3 of an inch for theli
rlflle, In 1892, nnd they were disposed tn
criticise the navy department when li
went beyond them and still further re
duced the callberof their rifles to 6 mllll
metres, or .236 Inches, only a trifle larger
than a 22-callber pocket pistol. But now.
In the last report, they concede that thi
tendency of the best authorities seems
to be toward a still smaller caliber,
some professional men, even asserting
that the caliber should never be largoi
than 6.6 millimetres.
One result of the reduction of callbei
of the greatest value for military pur
poses Is shown by the new navy rlfb
which will Bhoot point blank, up to 72
yards. This means that at any distune
within two-fifths of a mile the men cm.
shoot accurately without any allowane
for the dropping of the bullet, and ar
thus relieved from the necessity of a7.
Justing their Bights for each range In
One of the saddest features of the dent'i
of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Is the tm
that It has resurrected en army or anv -teur
obituary poets, who are pourln
broadsides of club footed verse Into hi
memory. Chicago Dispatch.
I l've been , tuffcring i.
yeirs with Erysipelas. Hnie
tulion doi tiTa medicines ami
putent modlclnt'i of most al
kinds, but Dunn reemcd tod
ine any gnod. I finally male
un my mind to try burdock
Blood Bitters. Ha e used loin
bottliw of B. B. 11., and think
myself entirely cm ed.
Mas N. J. MrC'ATi.T,
. Borvlce, Bearer Co., r.
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is fully cured. New wheat is now upon the market, and
owing; to the excessively dry weather many millers aro
of the opinion that it is already cured, and in proper
condition for milling. Washburn-Crosby Co. will take
no risks, and will allow the new wheat fully three
months to mature before grinding.
This careful attention to every detail of milling hag
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