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A SPELLING TEST.
Here Are Soiar Toacac Twiatcra
Wlto 'a hick I trap pi.
. If you can ;'!! ererj word correctly
Id the following rhyme all Ultimate
expressions j-oo tuay consider yourself
qualified to enfor spelli-? bee:
R:nJ uji. ; -nrv aow !i aprli
8prU phenakiatoaeope aid -t:H ;
Cir take ao-w ample word aa cai!ly
Or jaurf or lh rd !:!.
To r-H net wanai ai arlloct-B
And laetor; aiaa and aaroiaai
- And fcrutrork and aaccbanne,
Apoertpba and oriadinc.
Jrpriw and henuror 'thy,
I .nrtvai. and colcwform,
kt.irwM-cfw and (arhfirtm,
aSirtrmporbaua. cher-ina, baaqoe.
If certain? mo easjr taak.
kiii ivri asd Tcnaeaarc.
hamtrtur.ka and eryaipelaa
And ctiqurttr and aiaailraa,
InfaiiiMe and rrtyalm,
Al'nftathjr and rUeutr.tiaBi
And :adNB aod -eteac-rr.
1-elftU. eighteenth. mdraToav IntnVt--,
And ol other words all lemd
Oa fac!:- an-1 a daanc arouad;
V..t i tk-hn- at rait and BieW tnaa,
Thermopvlau ia'.ap. Havana.
Onf,'Ut-4i.ti and iperaruanha
Anu tUpfmiiann-x-x. Khmandaas
Arl St fa:rr:kill aod a tliocaad mora
Are wortia loiw pnme good apellera asiaa
In tlirtionarr land like thia.
Nor n-d think himarlf a acroyla
If aome ( ?li-a but cffortl foil
Vr ffrm fcitnarlf undone forever
T a.i tit name of rithrr river,
Tue Inuepcr. Seine or tiuatialquivir.
-iA'wibton (Mc Journal.
THE CALAMITY CAME.
ZEB'S WIFE KNEW THAT SOMETHING
The ronaora Ilaatrr Telia now lie
Came to Have a Livelr Bear Far a
lied fellow the Reaalt It Ha
oa rerlaia Opialeaa af HIa.
Copyright. 1900. by C. B. Lewlj.
"One uiawnin at tbe breakfast ti
tle." said the old possum hunter as I
rk-d liim for a yaru. "ae an the old
woman cot Into a Jaw 'tarjt coons. I
I:'1J to it that all coons orter hev bin
totalled, an she i-onti-DiIed that
IjwJ made 'era as he waned 'via au
;d a pood job. We wasn't mad at
f ust, hut tlie tio' we tilted the meaner
we felt, an himeby we pot downright
tsirly. It was Sunday mawnin. an we
va goiu off to jirvachin that day. but
when I cut my mad up I said:
"""As long as I'm fur bobtailed coons
an the I-awd didn't make 'cm that way
It ain't no use fur me to hear preachin.
I'll hlay home, an ye' kin go alone.'
! reckoned that would cool her oft"
a Lit, but It didu'U She chawed away
at Lr bacon fur awhile an thea taid:"
" "Z-b White, thar's bound to be a
ralaaiity truuud this cabin. Can't no
body find fault the way yo do without
suuthin happfuin. I'm go!n riglit along
to preachin. an if yo' want to By In the
face of Providence yo' must take the
"'I'm coiiteiidin fur bobtailed coons.'
paid I. 'If ail coons was bobtailed,
they'd look a heap purtier an git along
a heap iM-tter.'
'Hut how kin they be when It's all
" 'Ininno. but I'm contendin
Then yo keep on contendin an see
bow yo'H come out Thar's bobtailed
vsnuiuts in the mountings, an mebbe
jo'll git 'nuff of them befo' yo' git
through aliusin Providence.'
"If she'd ceased me a bit, I'd ber
Rone with ber," explained Zeb, "but
EHK DLMrEO HIM OCT.
tlie'd roiid all she meant to. When sue
pot ready, she started off through tbe
woods an never even looked at me.
My rifle was out of order, an my old
Iawg tad run away, an v 1 couldn't
to strollin through the woods. I 60t
!own on the doahstep an smoked a
iie or two, an as it was a warm day
1 begun to feel sleepy. I went over
an tumbled ot to the bed, an it wasn't
live niiuits befo' 1 was sound asleep.
The doab was left wide open, an 'bout
the last thing I beard befo' I drapped
off was the old mewl brayin in the sta
ble. I'd bin asleep an hour when sun
thin crowded me over ag'ia the wall,
au I woke up. I opeued my eyos to
tad e big b'ar on the led with me
He'd found the doah open an walked
In, an, see In me asleep, he sot out to
Lev some fun. He didn't see me opeu
my eyes, an I took keer to sbet 'em
og'in arter one look. Befo' the Lawd.
but I was skeered! 1 felt tbe cold
c hills erecpin up an down my back, an
tUc sweat busted out on me as If I was
hoppin at a big tree.
"I bad found fault with the Lawd
fur not makin bobtailed- coons." con
tinued the old n.an as be re C lied bis
IIe. "an a bobtailed b'ar bad bin sent
in revenge. It wasn't do use to think
of juiupin up or Bgbtin him. lie bad
ell the advantage, an if I made him
mad be'd finish me up in a nil nit My
pa me was to play possum on him. but
I hope I shall never bev sich another
two hours while I live. That b'ar
wanted a food time. He was feelin
rood natured. an be j-st tried all sorts
f circus tricks with me. He'd roll me
over cg'in the wall with a bang, an
tl;en arter a chuckle be'd roll me back
r.-ith a Cop. lie didn't bite at all, bat
every time be put bis claws on to me
they went through tbe cloth. I be
lieve that varmint turned me over 30
times befo be got a little tired of It.
I was playin dead all the time an
didn't know what min!t be'd git mad
an set out to finish me. He finally got
thirsty an jumped off tbe bed an meat
to the water i-ail on the bench an lap
ped away fur ten mini's. I bad my
eyes open all the time an was anxious
to git away, but I was a feared of hi in.
I couldn't fight hlui barehanded
Itand any show.
"I Jest laid thar tin the varmint bad
uencbed bis thirst an looked around,
an then be come back ag'ln. The cir
cus was only half over. He was so
rough at times that I almost yelled out
with tbe pain, an between the clawin
an tbe skeer 1 wasn't much better tnan
a dead man. Tbe mewl smelt of b'ar
an kept up a tremenduus brayin. an
the old woman beard tbe noise when
she was yit a mile away. Bimeby,
when the varmint bad bad a show
with tbe price of admisslou. be settled
down fur a rest. I was then iyin with
my face to the wall, an be planted all
four feet ag'in my back an kept np a
sort of purrln. He had me crowded
ag'in the cabin logs till I could hardly
breathe, an I bad made up my mind
that I'd never tree another coon when
the old woman (rot back from preacl.in.
1 be old mewl was kick in an brayin. an
she seen the tracks of the b'ar lead in
Into tbe cabin. She stood ia tbe doab
an got sight of the varmint on tbe bed,
an she did a thing which no man on
th;se yere Cumberland mountings
would bev attempted. Thar was no
pun at hind to shout with, an ber only
how h to take that b'ar by sur
prliau. That's what she did. She tip
toed up to fie bed an fastened her Cn
pers In bis fur, an, though be was a
bt fty load, she carried him to the doab
n damped him out. I never kuowed
i he was borne till she pulled the b'ar
away, ii I rii ip the astonished vsr
Kict wts mckio fur tbe woods, well
.uc u auuuo D.11111 I even luiirwl
"Was was it a b'ar? I asked as
she took off her suntonnet an began to
clatter tbe stove.
- Of co'ae." she keerlessly replied.
" An what did yo' do with him?
""Jest dcniped blni outdoahs. 'Pears
to me yo've Ma bevin heaps of fun".
Most of yo'r clothes bev bin clawed off,
the bedquilts chawed to rags, an yo"
ar blood from bead to heeL Mebbe
yo' was tearnl'j that b'ar a lot of
"I tried to git out of bed to hug ber
an praise ber spunk," explained Zeb to
me, "but 1 was so weak that I fell
down. She never let on to mind me,
an I had to help myself up, Bimeby I
got over to a cheer an dropped into It
""Did yo' find tbe preacbin, an was
" 'Powerful good,' she answered, "but
It wasn't 'bout coons or b'ar. Any
thing wantin of me Ttefo I puts the kit
"'I'm wantin yo to help me doctor
np "bout fo' hundred scra'ches, an I'm
also wantin to be forgiven fur my re
marks "bout coons.'
"'How Is it, ZobT she said as she
turned on me. "When tbe Land dun
put a long tail on a coon, was it fur
the likes of pore human critters to kick
" 'Reckon not not skassly.'
"'Ad bow "bout b'ars? Mebbe yo
find fault bekase the Lawd made 'cm
" ! haven't a word to say ag'in It.
"'Jest goin to let tbe long tails an
the bobtails ramble around as tbe
Lawd made 'em to ramble?
" That's it.'
"An goln to bear preacbin when
thar is preacbin at the skulehouseT'
" 'Fur suah.'
" Then I'll warm up some coon's fat
an grease yo'r hurts, an yo' Jest let
this be a powerful warnin to yo not to
find any mo' fault with the Lawd's
way of doin things. It was fur him to
put long tails on coons an foxes an
lobtails on b'ars an wildcats, an yo'
Jest keep yo'r gab still "lout it an reck
on to consider that it was all fur tbe
best. " M. Quad.
THE HOSPITAL DOCTOR.
War He Did Sot Vlalt the Patieat
Vho ai Dylas;.
Hospital doctors were under discus
sion. Every man in the party bad bad
hospital exiHTieuoe at some time or
another, and each bad a good word for
his particular doctor when the dis
cordant man came In. "I tell you what
it Is." said he; "there are some mighty
cold blooded men among them. I was
in one of the big hospitals not long
go. visiting a doctor friend of ra'ne.
It was night and there was not much
going on. There were four or five doc
tors besidos my friend around, and
some one suggested a game of poker.
"We hadn't leen playing loug when a
nurse knocked at the door and said.
'Doctor, I think the patient In No. 8 is
dying; won't you come down?" "Yes.
right away. said the doctor. "I'll draw
three cards.' He Clled bis band and
played It. and he kept right on playing
for about 13 minutes, when there came
another knock at tbe door and the
nurse said: "Really, doctor, that man's
condition is very serious. I know he's
dying; won't you corceT Tbe doctor
said: "Yes. yes; oh, I forgot. I'll be
there in Just a minute I'll raist you a
"Well, be played that hand out and
the next one. and then h said be
guessed be'd go see tbe patient The
nurse met him half way down the
stairs and told hiui the man was dead
Now, what do you think of tbatT
"Well, they get hardened, they see so
much suffering." said one of the party
"If he'd gone when be was first call
ed. be probably couldn't have dom
anythiug to save the uiau's '.Ife," said
"Yes." said the discordant man, "but
Just as a luiMcr of form be might have
quit after be filled that first hand."
"He might," assented all the party
"But tbe man was going to die any
way." New York Sun,
A Q'-EER OCCUPATION.
CatTaeriaa the Doara of Cattails la
the Jeraey Headaws.
One of the queerest Industries has
grown up on the Hackensack meadows,
an otherwise apparently useless Iwg
upon which it I unsafe for man or
beast to venture. In the summer cer
tain parts of the meadows are covered
with a dense groa th of cattails. They
grow particularly rank and large.
Sometimes tbe tuiL or Turry part, is a
foot or more lonj; and thick in propor
lien. Tbe light, 'urry down is long
and soft. In a ring a close resemblance
to down when first taken from the
Certain people always more or less
quick to we the advantages of a waste
product have begun gathering tbe seed
dowu from cattails and are making it
a considerable bosinesa. Just before
the ice is gone in the spring is the
time selected. Provided with a targe
sack In which to store the feathery
products, the gatherer goes about
among the tall flags, pulls off the down,
deposits it In bis sack and takes it
home. It is not a particularly pleasant
piece of work, because the little bits of
down fly all over one. getting in the
eyes, the nose, the mouth and ears, and
completely cover one's clothing. But
It furuishes work, and men and women
It is taken from the sack, carefully
spread where it will dry thoroughly,
and it is then ready to be used in pil
lows or wherever rise genuine animal
down is advisable. It doesn't lat long,
because its fibers lack elasticity, but
for a time the pillow will be as soft as
Those wbo gather It make reasona
bly fair pay at it. hough hardly enough
when tbe danger end tbe disagreeable
! character of l he work are considered.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
The Cat Catcher.
Tbe dog catcher Is not tbe only per
son ia the city who Is sincerely beted
' by both man and animal. There is a
I cat catcher as well, and be comes In
i i or uia iuii snare oi antipamy. tie
makes a living at tbe business, and a
very god one. It is said. Few are
aware of the fact that pussy's fur Is a
very di-slrable article of commerce.
There are any number of dealers In
this city who are glad to pay all the
way from 50 cents to $1 for a cat's
skin, according to size and quality.
The cietbod of catching the unsuspect
ing -.t Is a particularly mean one. It
is a well established fact that cats
are very fond of catnip and will troop
after a man wbo carries a bundle of It.
This greed leads to the undoing of
pussy, who will come to a stand If a
bit of the herb is thrown on tbe ground
and is thus made an easy prey. A bag
and a chloroformed sponge do tbe rest.
and many a household pet. tbe dlsap
I pearance of which caused sorrow, can
; Ie accounted for In this way. Phila
A Well HtrilH Retort.
Ex-Assistant United Slates District
Attorney Sutherland Tenney of New
York was graduated from the Colum
bia Law school In lisTo. when be carried
off the first prixe of $o00. A disap
pointed competitor congratulated him
"I suppose It was because your thesis
was Illegible, as usual, and the judge
pave you the benefit of the doubt
Mr. Tenney, uuru tiled, replied. "How
niocli bett-f you would do if you
adopted t'tat practice in all your
work!" Saturday Evening Post
When one woman has a secret to tIl
another. It always makes ber mad to
discover that tbe other kne.r It flrst
FISHES WITH LUNGS.
QUE Eft CREATURES THAT LIVE ON
LAND OR IN WATER.
Oae Saeeiaaea That Uvea Barled Co
aler lire River Hed Harlan; the Dry
eaaoa ladla'a l liiablas Perch aad
Slaaa'a lalaad Traveler.
Every one knows that most fishes
breathe ia a different manner from
that of tbe greater number of animals
end that tbey get the oxygen necessary
for their life from the water and not
directly from the ctuiosphcre. Water
dissolves a ccrudn amount of oxygi-u.
and the gills of fishes tt this out of
tbe water as our lungs take it from
tbe mixed air we breathe. Tbe gills
are bundles of fine blood vessels, cov
ered by a delicate membrane that per
mits oxygen to pass through it to the
blood so loug as it Is moist but usual
ly when a fish is taki-u out of water
the gills dry, and suffocation follows.
Tbe gills irr very thin and may be
torn or injured by slight violeuce. Mud.
sand, sawdust or any of the many sim
ilar Impurities in water may L cerate
ir irritate them, so nature has ;ut fil
ters, like combs. Just in front of them
to straiu such foreign matters out of
the water before reachiug the real gills.
These filters are called "gill rakers"
and act as do the gratings put over
gutters to bold back trash that might
block them up, but the gutters grat
ings get clogged sometimes, and so do
the gill rakers. When this happens,
tbe fiph must die. and it is well known
that the sawdust in our streams has
been a chief factor in the destruction
of our fresh water fishes.
But all fishes are not dependent on
their gills. Some of tjem, like our
common carp and goldfish, come to
the Mirface now and then to take in
drafts of air. and eels can travel over
land around dams or other obstruc
tions. These efforts are trivial com
pared with those of some fishes found
in other parts of the world.
These are the lung fishes, or dipnoi,
as naturalists call them, and the ac
counts of them seem to border on the
marvelous. In one group of these ani
mals tbe "swimbladder" is a kind of
lung instead of a mere float as it is In
most fishes, and in some strange fishes
in India there is a hollow space in the
skull that acts as a luug, the walls of
It having clusters of blood vessels
alMJUt It Just as the vesicles of our
lungs have. These fishes can bury
themselves deep in the mud when the
dry season comes on and live through
it till tbe rains fill tbe rivers' again.
A fish In the Gambia river makes a
cocoon of mucus and mud. in which it
has been brought from Senegaoibia to
London, where the cocoon was gently
washed off and the fish found to be
living- Tbe naturalist Natterer dis
covered a similar fish in the Amazon,
but this one. the lepidosirenv of sci
ence, is one of the rarest specimens
In the United States there Is a fish,
the bow fin. that can be drowned by
strttcblng a net below tbe surface of
the water so that it cannot get to air.
Dr. Hector, the government geologist
of New Zealand, reported finding some
fish about "i'i Inches long among tbe
roots of trees at a depth of four feet
In stiff clay. The place where they
were found was some 37 feet above
the nokitiLa river, where there bad
been a backwater during a time of
flood. Tbe mud fishes are common iu
New Zealand, and the early settlers
were surprised to dig up fish with
their potatoes, as farmers ou Long Is
land are said to be in doubt whether
their spades will unearth potatoes or
The cost fatuous of the lung fishes
Is the climbing perch of India that has
ofteu been found sevtral feet up the
mangroves. These animals migrate
overland when their own streams fail
and are captured in great numbers by
the natives, to whom they are great
delicacies. Ceylon has several species
of them. The Island is dotted over
with bogs of thick, chocolate colored
mud. covered by a sod of reeds and
grasses, and this mud teems with fish.
The Cingalese clear off a space and
wait till the fish come up to Gil their
air bladder, when they catch them In
strong dip nets.
Sir John Ik wring says that some
lung fishes in Siam go as much as
three miles from water and that they
have been seen flapping along a dusty
The lung flshes constitute a wonder
ful and Interesting group of aulnial.-
and show the wide range through
which nature can adapt creatures to
their surroundings. Biology is full tf
such Instances, but few are more strik
ing than this. Washington Star.
Remembered the Oae at Home.
A Ix'bauon man tells the following
for a fact: One day a Linn count j
farmer bought a banana at bis store.
the first one he had ever eaten. After
finishing It he threw the peel oa the
floor. After ga::lng at it a moment be
picked It up and wrapped It In a piece
of paper and remarked:
"t'uess I'll take that home to my
wife and let ber see what a banana
looks like. She never soed one."
And tbe man had an Income of sev
eral thousand dollars a year. Portland
"Papa." said Benny Bloobumper. "I
saw two bad boys flipping cents, and
after awhile they went away, and
when they bad gone I found a penny."
"Did you play yourself. Benny?"
skeJ Mr. Bloobumper.
"Then you were an In-a-cent bystand
er." Iiarier's Bazar. ,
A brass plate ia the Alabama capitol.
in Montgomery, marks the place where
Jrffersou Davis stood when lie took
the oath of otlk-c as president of the
Tbe Buffalo Commercial relates that
at a recent political meeting ia the
North of England the usual resolution
in support of the Government were fol
lowed by the enthusiastic singing of
"Itule Bntauuia" and "God Save tbe
Queen." Some ardent patriots then
caught sight of a uniform, and, despite
the wearer's protest, carried him tri
umphantly 'round the halL Finally,
having deprsited the exhausted burden
on the ground, and not recognizing tbe
uniform, they aked him his regi
ment. "Regiment? Regiment?" gasp.
ed the breathless hero; "baud your
whist What's wraug wi' ye a'? I'm
Is Part of the Katios.
Judge Lochren, of the United States
Circuit Court, sluing at St Paul, has filed
bis decision in tbe Oritz case, which in
volve the question whether the F-dersl
Constitution and Uws extend over Porto
Rioo. He says:
"It must be held that upon tbe cession
by Spain to tbe United Sutes of the island
of Porto Rioo, that island became a part
of the dominion of tbe Uuited States, a
much so as is Arizona or Minnesota, and
that the Constitution of the United Sutes,
tj-propria njw, at once exended over
that island. It follows that all the pro
vision of th-s Constitution became at ODce,
when the eetwion was completed, a part
of the supreme law of the land.".
CASTOR I A
For Infuts and Children.
Tfce Rind Yea Han Always Bough
rADOLlNCD CLE Pr. ANTS.
The Great Dratea Otteo Driven Wild
ha Fearfa! Taak Atkca. .
"Zanzibar," said Robert Crawford,
ia the greatest market for South Afri
can Ivory, which is brought there la
larg quantities from the Interior.
This Ivory Is placed in large, ware
houses from which it is either sold at
once or else held therein for a better
market. Tbe man In charge of these
warehouses was a very interesting
character, an expert In Ivory. He told
me many curious things ubout It and
among others propounded the following
theory as an explanation of why ele
phants go mad and occasionally run
"In the . warehouse were a pair of
magnificent tusks, measuring fully 14
feet from tip to tip. which in life must
have been carried by a veritable Go
liab amoug elephants. The expert la
showing me these tusks pointed out tho
fact that while one was complete and
flawless the other was broken off at
the point and showed deep scratches
and abrasions throughout its length.
""Now, said be, 'if you will look
near tbe base yon "will find bole
cad by decay that bad Gtru t into
the nerves aud given that elephant a
toothache. And think what a tooth
ache of toothaches a 14 foot tooth must
have held. In his effort to relieve thiJ
pain the elephant rubbed bis tusk
against rocks ami trees and drove it
Into the earth, which mutilated it lu
tbe manner you see here. 1 have fre
quently come across places where a a
elephant bus ripped up great spaces In
the forest and torn down the trees, and
I am positive that toothache was the
cause of this frenzy.
" "An elephant In a circus going sud
denly mad and killing his keeper is
not an uncommon thing, but I'll wa;er
that In nine cases out of ten if tbey
would properly investigate the matter
they would find that te brute's sudden
frenzy sprung from so ordinary a cause
as common, everyday toothache."
A TRIUMPH OF SURGERY.
The Case 'of m Mao Who Swallowed
A case recorded in the Boston Med
ical and Surgical Journal by Dr. M.
II. Rlchardsou is a remarkable exam
ple of the extraordinary feats In swal
lowing foreign bodies sometimes per
formed by men.
A man. aged 29 years, was admitted
to the hospital. He said that two
weeks previously, while he was in a
despondent state, he had endeavored to
swallow bis suspenders and bad suc
ceeded in gcttiug down certain por
tions, but how much be bad swallowed
he could not tell. He did not complain
of pain, but rather of discomfort un
der the brtast while eating. The food
at times passed easily into the stom
ach. At other times It was regurgitat
ed immediately. Nothing could be seen
Ip the throat. With a probe some ob
struction was felL
A skiagram showed a suspender
buckle at the middle of the chest nnu
possibly another higher up. As the
chief dancer In esophageal Impaction
Is from ulceration into the great ves
sels. esiecially wbeii the foreign body
has sham edges, and as fatal erosion
usually takes place In two weeks or
less. It was concluded that if there
was any erosion it was sufficiently ad
vanced to make even the most careful
nianlnulatiou dangerous. The problem
was bow to perforin extraction with
out producing fatal hemorrhage.
Tie throat was opened, and with a
talr of forceps, a string attached to a
brass ring and then half a suspender
with two buckles and finally a third
buckle were removed. A probang was
passed into the stomach without meet
ing with further obstruction.
The wound was closed with silk
sutures, and recovery ensued.
Sot aa Iadiaa.
Mrs. II. S. Boa, a daughter of Wil
liam F. Cody (Buffalo Bill). lives at
a p'ace In Wyoming which lears the
strange name cf B.'X. Ranch. Slack.
Among the curious questions put to
her by visitors are these:
"I supiose you have a large collec
tion of ludinn scalps?"
"Have you ever been scalped your
self" "Do you keep buffaloes as domestic
Once, on the ranch, while she was
entertaining a foreign stranger, her
father rode l y. and she said:
"There goes Colonel Cody now."
The man looked at the horseman
long and anxiously.
"Are yon sure 8 bout ItT
"Certainly. 1 know him very well
"Well. I declare! I was never so sur
prised in my life. Why. that man is a
gentleman and not an Indian at all."
Only the other day a Boston firm of
sharks charged a man $0 for making
out the mortgage on a loan of $10 and
then charged him interest. A Ixiwell
shark recently loaned a man $20 and
charged him $3 for making out the
mortgage, and every month be causes
the uinn to sign a new mortgage and
charges him $3 each tlmi. besides tbe
reguhir rate of interest, thus bringing
the Interest up to $100 rer cent per
anDiim. The several mortgages are
not recorded slne the first one. and
every $3 the Iwrrower pays goes into
the lender's pocket. Boston Traveler.
Hatter of Doaht.
DIx I want to congratulate you.
Mix On what?
D'x I understand you are the father
of a fine boy.
Mix Oh, that was about three
I)Ix But it is a matter of congratu
lation just the same, isn't it?
Mix I don't know altout that. I
Duly got about 15 minutes' sleep last
cicht. Detroit Free IVess.
Large portions of the stomach may
be excised, or even the whole may be
removed, with no very great mortality,
aud in successful cases with wouder
fully little effect ou the patient's di
gestion. The stomach hardly occu
pies In our present opinion so impor
tant a place in digestion as it formerly
held. We know that It U rather a pre
parer for the exercise of tbe digestive
powers of the jiaucreas than an active
digestive agent itself and that one of
its functions is to render iunocuous
many of the micro-organisms which
eater with the food. So we can
understand to some extent the small
amount of interference with digestion
produced by even considerable resec
tions of the stomach. I -ancet-
Caaaava aad Flah.
Cassava aud fish form the chief arti
cles of food of the Caribs of Guatema
la, and the former Is cultivated only in
sutih-ieut quantities for their daily
niiils. as a vegetable to eat with their
ti.-iii. to make their strange bread and
to make the cassareep, which forms
their only sweet.
"What." exclaimed tbe orator "what
two Hiiugs are helping mankind to get
np in the world?"
"The alarm clock and the stenlad-
der." answered the dense person In the
rear of the balL Baltimore American.
The Two Sides.
What the employer said: "Thank
Leaven. I've got rid of that nuisance
at last. I bad given him bints enongli.
but it was of no use. and finally I actu
ally bail to kick him out of the place."
What the i-aper said. "We hear that
Mr. Benson Ha id lug has severed h's
connection with the Brownstone Im-
proveim it; company." Boston Tran
Tbe minuter'! mini? wall upwar
In Una;' rich !.! lt the aayj
l'ir ai-ulimla ti.at . VraT
liave walchcd t'm cviitiir.i go bjr.
. Within o perft-cl ra m J- Ih reign
Aa Ijv no amril aajr be m-rest;
Fur, tUmli ta.lt l " " IH'.
Here i.rj at, t aaUie auajr rcrt ;
And, rrjlinz. father airength anew
Mid dim un-nioria! of tiie past ;
Tlie faith our lutlirra heM hoida true
O'er dtvena v.al lute'a t'gitt to cast.
C XL Haute in Cbarabcra' Journal.
HAVE EYES AND SEE NOT.
Cverrdar Mattera That Home Peoole
feeem never to ftotlee.
"Can you tell mc if collections of tho
mail are made today?"" asked an elder
ly man of a young man iu a Pennsyl
vania avenue uews store last Sunday.
"Yts; there are several collections
made in this city ou Sunday," was the
"Do you kuow the hour?"
"My frien.L iu front of this store Is
a mail box, and on the front of It is to
bw.found a card with the hours of dai
ly collection neatly tabulate.'. Ex
"This is aa example why some of
f the old men are pushed to the wall iu
the struggle for life and why it Is not
always the old practitioner who Is the
best." said the young man. "For a
man of oppareutly 70 to csk In the
city of Washiugtou such a question a
that gentleman just addressed to me
is little short of criminal and well ex
emplifies how woefully deficient some
people are with reference to matters
of common knowledge which ought to
be in the possession of every schoolboy
at the age of 10.
There are certain wrinkles of met
ropolitan life that some people seem
never to grasp. The ruuuiug leeway
of the street cars, their termini, the
streets through which they pass and
the districts they ap. the running
time between Washington and the
principal cities of the railroads, a thor
ough kuowledge of the environments
of the city, ihe major questions of
the mall service aud a thousand and
one matters which, if not directly ac
quired by learning should be by ab
sorption, ought to be pt the finger tips
of every tH-Tson who enjoys tbe priv
ilege of metropolitan life," Washiug
Fixed For Her rholo.
Many a refusal to sit for a picture
has teen given because of knowledge
of advancing years aud fading beauty.
It remains for the Devonshire folk,
however, to give a new point on "mak
ing up" for a sitting. S. Baring
Gould's "Book of the West" supplies
The looks of Devonshire and Cornish
lassies are proverbial. A complexion ol
peaches and cream, a well proportioned
body aud well molded features are the
characteristics. West country womea
as they are called, cannot forget they
were once comely.
A woman of "3 years was brought
forward to be photographed by an am
ateur. No words of address could in
duce her to speak until the operation
was completed. Then she put ber fin
gers luto her mouth.
She said: "Von wouldn't ha me took
wi" my cheek failed in? I just stuffed
The Western Mornin News into my
mouth to fill 'n out."
Battery place is the traditional spot
where, on May C 1G2G, the Indian own
ers of Manhattan bartered it to the
Dutch for baubles worth GO guilders.
As early as 1003, there being A war
with the French, "a platform upon Hie
outmost point of rocks under the fort"
was designated as a suitable place for
a battery, and the council wr.s called
upon by Governor Fletcher to furnish
"S cords of stockades, 12 feet in
length, for the purpose of building
In 1733 a really Imposing battery,
with a no less imposing title, "Tbe
George Augustus Royal battery." was
erected by Governor Cosby, and "The
Battery" has remained on our city map
ever a-ince, associated though it has
been with the pleasures of tcace to a
much greater extent than with the art
or the practice of warfare. New York
SqaelchiatT aa Eacore Flead.
The long, solemn gentleman with the
piercing eyes tapped gently on the
shoulder of the encore fiend in front of
"Allow me to present you." said be,
banding the applauder a small paper
"What does this mean?" asked the
recipient wrathfuily as be opeued the
package and found about ?- in dimes
"It means-this," replied the solemn
gentleman: "I have noticed your ear
nest efforts to have everything twice.
Therefore I have taken up this small
collection in order that you may come
tomorrov instead of trying to get your
two performances in one evening."
A Load Voiced Dlrd.
A story runs that ou a certain day
Iwo men, one of them very deaf, were
walking by the railway. Suddenly
an express train rushed by, and as it
passed the engiue emitted a shriek that
seemed to rend the very sky.
The bearing man's ears were well
c'sh split, but the deaf man struck an
ecstatic attitude. Then, turning to bis
Buffering friend, he said, with a pleas
"That's the first robin I've beard
this spring"" Kansas City Independ
ent In Japan handkerchiefs are made of
paper, cords are twisted from it and
Imitations of conlova leather are skill
fully contrived from It.
The contented man is never .joor, the
discontented never rich.
Tbe asparagus beetle is now doing
damage. The best remedy is to cut
the shoots as soon as they appear above
the ground, as the beetle attacks tbe
tips. Many persons prefer the green
tops of asparagus, but tbe btst i-talks
are those cut when the tips are white,
as tbey are then tender from lips to
Perhaps you have made 1
up your mind to take'
Then look for
this picture 01
tne wrapper, a
man with a big
hsh on his back.
Do not let anyone talk to
you of something "just'
U hen you vant cod ,
liver oil and the hypo-,
phosphites you want the
very test. You "will find
them in only one place,
5cott s emulsion.
There is no other emul
sion like it: none other
does the same work ; and
no otner nas tne same
record of cures.
AU Druggists, joe anj i.
Scott ft &wji, Cceraiats, S.Y.
The Kind You Have Always
in use for over 30 yearn,
and ha docu mae unuer iu
iXj-a sona! supervision sine its Infancya
7-&CcA4tZ a linitrnnAne to deceive yon In thi,
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-grood" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and ChUdren Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTOR I A
Castoria is a harmless snhstitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Irops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphiuo nr other Karcotio
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys "Worm
and alr-ys Fcverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind
r Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTOR1A ALWAYS
The KM You Hate Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Thi rrtriui naMNV. tt aiwaaatf tratcr. cw w. errr.
The Smith Premier Typewriter z
BEST VALUE VRITING MACHINE. 5
Ejsy Touch. V , I Uniform "Work. JJ
Durability. vWcOoW Scientific
The Smith Premier Typewriter Company,
IIOEEET S. ECULL, AGENT, SOMERSET. PA.
Ely 'sCream Halm
Easy Bnl plpHsar.t
to ue. t)r.lni!is n
It Ih (lnit kly b
aorbfl. Uivea relit i
COLD 'N HEAD
It opens and
CleanwH tbe Nasal PawaKt- Allays lu
tlummatinn. Ilea I and Protects I ho iiihii
liran IteMores lb S-nss itl Taxte and
SinU. Lare" Sir, 51 (flits at DrnjieiM
or hv mail: Trisl fir.". HI ivntst lv n ail.
ELY EKUT1I El'.S. 5.i Warrtn.strett,
Jacob D Swank,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Next Ooor West of Lutheran Church,
Somerset, - . Pa.
I Am Now
prepared to supply the puUu
with Clock, Watt-l ea, anl Jew
elry of all dem'ripUona, a Chea.
M the Cheapest.
All work guaranteed. Look at aiv
tock before niakicg your
J. D. SWANK.
lEHl'S HEW SHOE STORE!
MEN'S BOYS . WOMEN'S, GIRLS' and CHILDREN'S
SHOES, OXFORDS and SLIPPERS.
Black and Tan. Latent Styles and Shapes
Adjoining Mrs.' A. E. L'lil, South-east
corner of square.
Undertaker aad Embalmer.
A GOOD" HEARSE,
and BTeryUilnf pertalnlDg to funemla furo-
ElciiJ most scWv cr.d '"
i play Kioct cllcctn i!v t vr r t
tosuvc fee us i-iii l-icv.:i
by waxeu cau.Us. , i
Tiie liit IL-a 1 i:;" r :
beauty's chru:, tri. y m: . r
nuaod touch to '.! cu;: ;. .
roooi or tlir.itig ic.r. , it 1. 1
mllnjr fi.s: t.t
to har:no:iiu ;. h r: y !..
hangings cr tctcrLti:
il inTrattir.?t! ty
For rt :e -
W "LV"- I aBIP',""l
" ' '' ' ' .--"" ' -3
Bought, and which i -
has home the Blynatnre cf
Art Catalogue Free.
SOMERSET MARKET REPORT
1 1 1 1 n -. ii mini it
Cook & Beerits,
We Inrsdny l. 2s(h.
( jx-i bq... V5nc
ApplflM dried. ff; , , c
( vuporulcd tb l:lr
Apple Kulier. per al . 40 to Sit
( roll. vr !h .
But'-Pr.'. tret-'i r- r ft .. '.n-
i 0 rt I: :. ..: J0e
j-rajTiiiir ii.iiii, t-j at ..... hi ia-
J Miioreuretl bam, per 1.-U
nacon.-j r g ... toxc
Kh'iuiti-r, per lb In in e
u r white Daw. per bus t-( ! f-
tKn- 1 1.1 ma, jy-i lit.-
r. n.-ii. t 1 V
wnw- Ir.wiilei. r.er IK lOtol'Jr
J l'u:ulvrland, per bbl fl .i to I -
' " ( Portland, per bbl f-.il) to .0r
Cornmeal, per to w IV
H;i;. per aoz . !'
Fiah. lake herring i N Pr ?
"IN r.ni.pt!r ai oi
H'ipev, white clover.per 3 JV
Lrd. per 7 to (Ur
I. line, per hid ,
M Of'..-.-, .., per gal......... . H
Ontuna. p.-r butt. . 7V
Potktaten, per bus 4T. to -"tr
Peaeliea, evaporate!, per tb .. ! to !"
Prune", ner in S to l'V
N. Y.. rert.ltl !.-
pittstuirj. rw-r bi.i 1 ,
Salt, I liry. bu wks iV
" S '" -,
" 1 bna m'ki f,.a
rmund aiuin. l.tt S hHcka tv
f maple, por Bt 7tol0e
M:nrt-'t yeMi.ar. per t fx
Huifar. 4 white, A. per tb ... -V-v4f
j -ram!Hted. per ft .-S-H1,!
i C'ur.e or pulverized, per &.. ..
ivrur. J1'"" Jfal
1 i.utp.e. per fnl 49totvV
stoneware, tr-tlitin .. )v
ThMow. per B j to
Vinegar, per h! 20 to
( Utnoihy.per bna. l .'m
I clover, per hut f-VO to 4 Ou
Heeaa. erimou, per bu...
" a!fu!?a. per hn..
t " alyke. per ba...
illilet, O'TTniin, per bin
f l.aney. white bardleaa, per bua I.SS
I buckwheat, per bua.. tv
Grain j roru aheilrd, per but IS to 4-i
OHia, per bun -a to r
rve. rer boa
4 Feed wheat, per but .v-
bran, per Is k'
eorn and oat rhon. ner rio ISa. k
1 nour, roller procesa.per bbl . AS)
I - aonng patent and fancy
hiirh a-rnde II ,v
Ifiour. lowerrrada per l01...llij.:1.40
M'ddlinBH. i wr,"- Pe' "1"
M'aa"ufMred. per iuo tt. twe
CONDENSED TIME TABLES.
BaltuEore and Ohio Railroad.
Somerset and Cambria Branch.
Johnstown Mall F.Tprew. Roe wood .
in., SnmTft 127, srovcutMrn lay lloov-
ersvllle 12 t, Jolinatown l-: p. m.
Jolinatowa Accommodation. Kockworx! 4 10
p. m., Somtniet 5:i-; stovemwn.i:31. Hoov-
eraviUe f:li Jor.rt.wi K-3?.
Mflll. Jobnstown 8:'t) a.m..Hooreetv!I'e-09
Stovt-stown :-, rJoratrtt Rock wood
rjcrr. Johnstown ! Slp.m, Hooveiwllle
2 Xi. M?ovstown 17, .Sooiaraet S;ii Kock
wood 3 .
! F. D. UNJjERVflKID.
1 ti n W l T T i . . . ...
tfenejau Ji a carer.
Passenger Traffic Manager.
tUTtRM STANCAttO TIMC
IN EFFECT NOV. 19, 1899.
Tra!n arrive and depart from tbcaUUonat
Jobnatown aa foliowa:
lohn-t wn Arcommodatlon
I'acifle Kxprrna ,
Why Pawner , . n
Johnatowo Aceommw-ilnii , b-jj m
.v" rJ 60 YEARS'
'a aa-rX(- Oa. f k aa I a aaa
Arrroocaanmnc aalctrh and anipttoo aaar
enleftly aaeartain ctar opniMta frca abfaw aa
Intention is prnbablr patenlabl. CntnaiBntrti.
ti.tamlyentiBJenua H-nabnokoa fatcnu
aent frwa. tiiflmt airiter for aeevnn paiaata.
Patcata taaea tantosb Nana a Co. lacatTO
aartatl aotica, witauaa caarra, la Uui
A bandaomalT irhtatrated wawkhr. Tanat rr.
cnlauoti of ant aeienttBc Viira Tarata, ai a
!ar: four mnntha, IL Hold bj ail nawatfMtlera.
t'UNN & Co.3lB" New Ycrk
Jtraoca v-ta. CS F BUWaatUii. . U
f Mal. -lCa
i!f V4',,T" D' c-.f "wl. pTi "am
aiitl Jial U io aaa Uvasuoua wtaaT
Mechanically Superior. .
"5 T Jk.
f jf It requires a good selected stock and a neatly arrarvr.-d
Optical Goods. Z
a.. Trusses Fitted. All of the best and most approved Tnujes
jjj kept iu stock. Satisfaction guaranteed.
JOHN N. SNYDErT"
2 Druit, SOMERSET, p..
SF0XCES. TT.USSES TOILET ARTICLE-.
B DtMTVOB OIVSS riKiiO.tAL ATTIXTIOH TO THE COM POI X DIS8 OF
LoutJiBr's PresGiiBtioiisi Family Receii
SRIiTCAkl UIHOTaXISTOCU OSLT FBCSH ABO lTRt J1TR1.U.
Aid a Fall Line of Optical Goods always on hand. FrcE J
large assortment all can be suited.
TBE FIEE3T BHillDS OF CIC-ilHS
A lwais on hand It is always a pleasure to display our goo. to
tending purchaser?, whether they buy from us or el.-c here.
J. F.l. LOUTHER M. D.
MAIS STREET - - SOMERSET. Pa
HARD AND SOFT WOOD
"Latb, lt hlte Pine Blinds, Xewel Iof.t., 1.1c.
A.eneralllneof all rradea of Lumber and Building atertal ant lUr.v? MiH W
tock. Alao, can fnrnUh aajthJng In tbe line of oar buslnew toor.ler w:tb mur
ble pranipU:aa, aucb.aa Braaketa, odd-alMd.work,I( to.
Office and Ir4 Opposite S. C. B. R. SUtios, fQlUK
New' S New
Ynrir fR10v York
aa ..... I f f . I. In
iri-wecKli A UAILY "cuMj.w
Tribune "0THE Tribunerr-
I I lUUIIw CHEAPEST K no WI. !-
tiiM reatlent nave r
Ariewittl leivarkaltlr attracLivn pub- -
lieation. pr. fWlv illii-tralt.l with jwr- bet clement or our
traita and half-ttne ; ool'taira a!! Ihe jj gives all ini;-rt:t
clrikirgr newa fenfurea of the ll.iila1 Tri-
hune. Speri-1 War lef.patehe, iKiifn- tion n World, too
tie ami tcretgn l ortetx.n.t-tt.-e, hort Petx,,. Faseinat1
ti,ri llntnori.ua 1 1 1 n.f r al if tt. fttrltitt. v
trial Inltirmatiort. F.shion Xote-t. Airi- nnpxeelle'.l
rtillural rrattera eartfuliv rreate.l, ,n, o . ,if Rnil M-titii.l Utr
t..::;.rtueiini e ami ive.imi. iinaneiai Wonl-
and Market Kerxirtt. It ia umiletl at a -ma Kahion Articles for the
hour aa tbe dailT eiiition. ratehes a large ,,, . ,- n r.,r c'.il ad J
prt portion of aiila-.-ritrH on daiton, morons Illustration!" i
and each eiiti.n a thinirb!jr up-to- jt "The People's I'ai"'r" '"r
peopla. United States
Ilenlar anliseription prie
$1.50 per year.
We furnish it with the II Kit A LD Tor
$2 50 per yvar.
Send ai! Orders to the HERALD, Somerse
IT -Will PAT
TO BCY YOCB
WM. F. SHAFFER,
Manufcwtnrerof and Dealer In
'-urtern Vork ron.lshed on 8bort Nolle IStlXCtl!L!
vm m Eiism mi
Alao, Agent for the WHITE BRONZE !
Peraona In need of Monnment lork wm
"nl it to their loleret to call at my ahow
wh-rea pmftcrahnwinv will be lven th in
Satisfaction tiitntiitml !n mcit rae. a
Price Terylow. J lovttcpecla! alUuittoc to
While Brze, Or fur Zire Konurnarti.
pro1neet by P.e. W. A. Pirt. a a a tffetrlKl
i.iprovemt nt in Ihe point rf .VatfriaUrtl
' opira-u.;ij.an.! whlrh ! de.ii net) to K li e
p-.rular Monun.er.1 ."or our ttDSttla c 11
nate. Olv ua a
Wm. F. Shaffer.
room to do a brisk business.
WE HAVE E0TH OF THEM.
Pure Drugs Xll'Zz
fresh and goodondition. la the ray of
Prprrint inn CoffipQI-diD& ve ar
l lCOOl 1 jJ Anything not advertised, ak for
we arc sure to have it. You are always sure of getting &e
This Model Pre..; Store is rapidly becoming a groat favorite A
People ia Search o f
FRESH AND PURE DRU&
MEDICINES. DYE STUFFS. SUPPORTEsI
Mastjtactubbb ASD Dr.I.XK AJTD WKOLB-ALB aud Ritai-ib ct
Lumber and Building Materials.
Oak, Poplar, Kill as-., PlcTtet. HtVim
Walnnt, Yellow Pine, Flooring, Kanh, Wax Bai
Clierry, Shingles, l'oerv, Daloatrr. Cbelioi
OS T H a R S 2
1 Kim' ? 1
Regular aubaonption pru-r,
1.00 per year.
We furnish it with the H KKALD
$9 oo per year.
f, ntrt-m it?
"ft ? t-'