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Middlibvbou, Pa., Ai-KiL 1, 1897.
Frauce is in trouble because her
population is not increasing.
Europe La four time as many
cities as it bad in 1831, and tho United
States fourteen times as many.
M. Cbaillo Bert, aon of Paul Bert,
ia making an effort to have tho French
government send wives to tho s-ttlers
in its colonies. France and England
Lave both tried such a plan in tbo
If the data furnished by tho Pub
Ushers' Weekly can bo relied upon,
them were' 5, 101 new books published
in the United States last year, of
which 1,050, or more than one-fifth
of the entire number, were books of
Tho cry against tho largo theatre
bat has reached Australia. Tho men
of thoHO autipodcau regious are hold
ing meetings denouncing it. And yet
woman, patient, long-enduring wom
an, hns not yet hail a bill introduced
in Congress or AKsembly to limit or
forbid going out between the acts,
mavels the New York Journal.
A Now York paper, after careful in
vestigation, fixes upon $'25,000 a year
as "the nmouut that is absolutely
necessary to dress a fashionable wom
an iu a satisfactory manner nud make
tier happy." Boys, let's all be true
to our youthful idculs and never
marry until we liud an angel, proposes
Honry Waltcrsou in tho Louisville
A university professor has testified
in a dumago suit that the popular im
pression that n rushing express (rain
creates a unci ion calculated to draw
under the wheels a cureless bystander
is erroneous, and that tho air currents
have a repelling rather than an attrac
tive effect, lutqiitoof this scientific
evidence, very few persons will bo in
clined to test tho mutter, as a light
ning express train in motion is nu ob
ject to be viewed ut a respectful Jis
tance, rather than close at band.
Man's limitations iu space are not
inspiring. Vast as are tho dis-tauces
perceived, in no direct lino can he
travel more than 25,000 miles, and his
north andrM,'rr " ?ain.feciyii
lo,UuuImluM dig into the
earth 3,000 or 4,000 feet, dive into the
sea perhaps 100 feet. In altitude,
even the moderately wrinkled crust of
the earth ban a number of points yet
unattainable such us Mounts Everest
(29,000 feet), and Daps.iug (28,700
feel), in Asia. Zurbriggen, a Swiss
guide, accompanying nu English
party, has just ascended to tho top of
Aconcagua (21,000 feet) in tho Andes,
this being tho climb yet ac
complished. Kren with the utmost
possibilities of balloon and Hying ma
chine human efforts must still be con
lined to n vertical one of less than
ten miles.
A special report on tho statistics of
occupations has been made by Car
roll D. Wright of tho United Ktutes
Census Bureau, which throws some
light upon the number of the unem
ployed in tho country during im or
dinarily prosperous year. The report
iibows that "There wero 22, 735, fit! 1
persons ten years of age uud over who
were engaged in gainful occupations
in 18110, of whom 18,821,000 wore
males nud 3,011,571 wero femules,and
thnt of these 3,013,117 males and
510,013 females, or a total of 3,523,
730 persons, wero unemployed at
their principal occupations during
some part of tho census year ending
May 31, 1890. Of the whole number
of persons so unemployed, 1, 818,805
were unemployed from one to three
months, 1, 308,418 from four to six
months, and 330,117 from seven to
twelve mouths, which is equivalent to,
approximately, 4,139,072 persons un
employed at their principal occupa
tions for tho eutiro twelve mouths,
and this number would represent 5.01
percent of tho totul number of per
sons engaged ia gainful occupations
in 1890. Divided us to sex, tho ap
proximate number of mules unem
ployed at their principal occupation
for the eutire census ycur whs 972,
000, representing 5.10 percent of the
whole number of males ut work, while
tho approximate number of females
unemployed at their principal occu
pation during the same period wns
107,072, representing 4.23 percent of
the whole number of females at ".fork.
Every woman looks upon herself as
nu u ut. and Is Indignant with some
mnn because of his admiration for butterflies.
' ;
Her to t hs mm who oA .
What though their work ba er so nobly'
And watched with cealoaa care,
So glorious balo crowns their efforts grand;
Cod tempt Is failure's share.
tTftM't frt I ha man MhA lnspl
If triumph's easy smlla our Jttogelet greet,
uourago la easy tnent
The kiag Is ha who, after Mores defeat,
Can up and light again.
. Here's to the men who lose
The ready plaudits of a fawning world
King sweet la victor's ears;
The vanquishers banners nevee are un
furled For thorn there sound no c-heorj.
Here's to the men who loso!
The touchstone ot true worth Is not success;
There is a biKhnr tst
Though fata may darkly frown, ouward to
And bravely do one's best.
Here's to the men who lose!
It Is the vanquished' pral-ws that I sin?,
And this the toast I cliocse;
"A bard-fought failure is a noble thing.
Here's luck to them who lose."
George H. Broad hurst.
An Unusual Burglary.
EOPLE are decry
ing the tophisti
cated state of the
country, and by
people I mean writ
ers in particular.
They say that there
is little pictnr
csquenoss except in
the backwoods and
in districts far removed from the en
vironments of railroads and electricity.
and that dialect peculiar to each lo
cality is being flattened into monotone
by the omniprosont schoolmaster, who,
they complain has his way far too
muoh in this proudly new world of
ours. Hut if this be trne, as a whole,
there are delightful ' exceptions. A
carriage drive of a few hours, or the
whirl of one's bicyolo an hour, brings
one to the home of folk loro and pro
vincialism capable of causing ecstatic
thrills in the heart of the dialect-monger.
Such were my thoughts ns I alighted
from my wheel at nightfall, one cold
antumnal day, and rapped (thcro v. as
no bell) at tho door of a low-brcwcd
cottage, behind which clumps of
bushes bhut off tho horizon and seemed
to narrow the world down to the little
house, the yard, and myself,- with a
heavy heart, standing before it, steady
my wheel, for I was tired. .
Presently an old lady caino to tho
door. Her comfortable, rotund form
nud mild blue cyo but decided chin
impressed me with instant respect,
whilo the inborn ladyhood of her
nature was evidenced by her courteous
greeting and invitation to enter.
"Do you ever keep travelers over
night?" 1 inquired after a decent inter
val had elapsed. - J
'!We do and we, don.Vfahe replied ;
"bat jou-cia- stav iiiovoloome. "Bit
-nyATid eat with . me if yon hain't had
no sapper."
"I haven't," was my reply; and
presently the old lady and I wero dis
cussing her homoly but toothsome
supper, and doing it ample justice in
tho way of testing its qualities ; at
least I did.
"My husband has gone to town," re
marked my hostess, "and if you hadn't
come I should a ben hero all alone to
night." "Would you havo been afraid to
spend tho night alone?"
"Oh, nol But to-night I feel dif
'runt, for, you see, nt last we're ready
to lift tho mortgage. It's two hun
dred and thirty-three dollars an' ouo
cent. That last cent I got by selling
an aig," sho mid with a bappy laugh,
"atid now it's nltogether 'twixt the
straw bed and featherbed in my room ;
and hushaud, he's go titer pay it off to
morrer if ho livos," nhe added, with
tho revcrenco felt by the old who have
eeen so many hopes fadj and friends
dio that they never dare to speak even
of almost certainties without an "if."
"Hut are you not unwise to spe.k of
your uionoy to a stranger?" I asked as
a warning.
"On, nol" she said, laughing pleas
antly, "I know an honest man when I
see him, and I was glad the minute 1
boo your face and knowed that you
wanted to stay all night. 'Taint likely
anybuddy would steal from mo but
stragglers. One has been seen 'round,
and 1 feel a little mito uneasy."
My hostess and I spent a pleusaut
evening together. She showed mo
many an heirloom which had been
handed through Ave generations from
an ancestor who had been a great man
in colonial days. There was a silver
punch bowl and a gold snuff box,
either worth more thnn the sum treas
ured so carefully in the owner's bed ;
but I suspect she would have parted
with her lifo as quickly as with either
of them.
"They are Jameses," she said, "or
will be when husband and I are done
with them. James is my nephew, and
he's out to Chiny now. lie's bad lots
of pullbacks, James has, or he'd helped
us. But you look tired, Mr. "
"Mr, Bradley, yon look zif you
donghtor be to bed. I'll light you up."
Ascending the short flight of stairc,
I learned that my room was exactly
over the old lady's "eottin"' room, as
she called it. 'I hero was a sort of reg
ister over it, through which the warmth
straggled agreeably enough. How
ever, I should have closed it had not
a sense of the old lady's unprotected
situation impressed me, and so 1 re
tired to bed and dreamland, where I
wandered lazily until awakened by
voices beneath.
Evidently the first word bad roused
mo, for as I sat up in bed, wide awake
in an insttnt. I heard the old lady say
in a mattei-of fact tone
"Oood-evenin. Set up to' the stove
and warm ye." .
Peeping through toe register, 1 taw
a ragged, unkempt man creep toward
toe stove, banking uneasily. He bad
come op the cellar stairs, not through
the outside door,' which sufficiently
evidenced his predatory intentions.
However, had. the old lady a visitors
always made their entrances through
the cellar she could not have been more
at ease than she appeared now as she
bubtled about, setting him a chair,
putting wood into the stove, and other
wise mystifying her midnight oaller by
her careless, friendly manner.
Admirable as was her acting, I knew
that she had not dared to retire ; and
while regretting that I had not sus
pected her intentions, it now Beemed
wisest to remain where I was unless
she should need n.y assistance, as she
probably would very soon, I reasoned.
Cocking my pistol and otherwise pre
paring myself for the emergency, I sat
down on the floor, where I could watch
tho couple without myself being seen.
"It's tnrrible cold out for a full
night, ain't it?"
''Yes, it is," raid the man.
"Wall, jest set here by the stove
while I Bet tho teapot for'ard and git
you somethin' kinder warmin. Mebbe
you're hungry, too," she added,
"Mebbe I be."
"Wall then, I'll set onto the table
somothin' to eat," she said, raovinr
about the room with a pleasant, bust
ling movement which must have tilled
the burglar with wonder, as it did me.
"Ther- now," she remarked at length,
"sot right up nnd ninke yourself to
home. Mebbo you'd like to wash,
though. I'll git you some warm water
outer the teakittlo."
" Twould seem good. I hain't
washed for u week," he replied.
"I wanter know! Ben trav'lin' and
hiin't had no chance, most like.
Here's tho soft soup, and there's a.cake
o' hard I keep for oomp'uy."
"I'll nso tho comp'ny soap," said
the man with a sardonic laugh.
And then he sat down to the tabic.
Ho mutt have eaten ravenously, for
where I sat, I could c. his elbows
working rapidly, while his hostess
remarked voluntarily,
"Foor creturl How hungry you
"It's the fi.rt square meal I've hail
for six weeks, " he t-uid with his mouth
"I wauter know !" And rising, his
hostess brought from the pantry a
plate of cold meat uud set it bulore
But at last the meal was ended, and
the couple sat down by the stove on
opposite sides, she with her knitting,
and be fingering uneasily his old hat.
"Hay I" ho broko forth at last in tho
midst of eouio friendly inquiry re
garding tho state of tho roads. "Quit
your loolin'. You know what I've
como for. it's that money you've got
hid in your bed."
"How do you know l'vo got any
there?'' sho asked, without a quaver iu
her voice.
"I see yon pock it away just boforo
your husband loft, fheu I crept into
the cellar when you went to see him
off, and here I be corueforit. I've ben
hid there six 'hours. Gome, hustle
round, old lady, and fetch it out, or I
shall have to git it myself. "
"I know better."
"Know better?"
"Yes. I know you ain't no seoh
kind of a man as to steal from an old
woman like nic. You aro too much of
a man." a
"I be, bo I? Wall, I guess not!
You won't never miss it, ami it would
bo the making of me."
"How long you sp'er.e me nud
Joinh'n ben gittiu' that together to
lift tho mortgage?"
"I don't know. Ain't your place
paid for?"
"Xo, and we've ben twenty years it
scrapin' together two hundred uud
thiity-threo dollars nud one cent.
You sea Jonah's inuio nnd can't earn
much, uud 1 ain't so smart as I was
once, ami we hat to live. Tho times
got hard jest tho wrong time for us.
Wo used to havo ouough, nnl so wo
used to take a child from the porir
house every livo yeors aud fetch him
up. Four of 'cm wo got stinted, uud
nil smart childreu, every one, uud
drsudful good to me and Josiiih.''
"Why don't they help you?"
"They're jest beginuiu' to do for
thoirselves, nud we don't want 'em to.
Jumes ia in Chiny, Ellen's workiu' his
way through college, l'hilaster's
clerkin' down to tho Corner, nnd
Horace's jest married and como in
debt for a little place of his own.
Can't you get no work?"
"Xo, I can't. I've tried for weoks,
and tramped miles ; but nobody wants
a tramp when there's them they know
ready to work."
"Thnt'sso. I see how 'tis. I wish
I could do for you, but I don't seo how
I can. 1 s'poso I might lend you our
siek money."
"-"iffk money?"
"Yes. Wo've always kept laid away
fifty dollars to bury us with, which
ever goes first, Josiah ot me ; but we
don't like to speak it right oat, and so
we call it 'sick money.' I could lend
you that."
The man did not reply at first, but
after awhilo said iu a strangely altered
tone :
"Do you really mom that you
would lend mo that money with tho ex
pectation of getting it back?"
"Yes, I would. I think if you can
get work you will pay it back sure."
m "Muybe you'd like a not for it."
"Of course! I 'most forgot that.
Here's tho ink bottlo and Josiah's pen
and a half sheet of paper that's source
ly got a mark on't. Hot right here."
And the old lady pushed the dishes
back into tho middlo of the tablo to
give biro a better chance to writo.
"You know, don't yon, that I could
take tho whole of that money you've
got hid between tho straw bed and
feather bed if 1 wanted?"
"Yea, but you wen't, because yoa
are too much of man to Btcal irom two
poor old ere tars vlicn you earn b'orrr
if . .- - V - v
Hat's so, I be. You shall bav
that money back if I live, old lady.
and int'rest too, I promise ye. 1 feel '
like a man ag'in, and it's yon that ,
made me." .
'Oh, do ! Yoa was a man afore, bat j
kinder unfortunate, that's all."
"Well, here's your note. I've wrote j
it to pay in a year's time, if that will
do." '
It will, 'less one of ns should die,
and then 'twonldn't be as if we hadn't
got that note to ehow."
. The man laughed a laugh of amuse
ment and relior. 1 watched him as be
went to the door, and this time his
head was up and his shoulders were
square. In listening to the colloquy I
had entirely forgotten or overlooked
the fact that I had constituted myself
the guardian of the old lady's slender
fortune. What to do I did not know.
The man seemed anxious to pay the
borrowed money, nnd Bhe was ready
to trust him. Perhaps I would better
let the matter rest as it was, and in
case he did not return to pay it in a
year pay it myself as a lino for my
uegligence, which would then have
been proved culpable.
When I descended, which I did as
poon as the man had been gone several
minutes, I found the old lady to be
very norvons.
"Why!" she said, starting to her
feet in alarm at my entrance, "I clean
forgot there was anybuddy ia the
house bat me."
"So you wish I had come down be
fore and prevented tha loan yoa
"No, I pitied the poor cretnr' so.l
He'll pay it back if he can, and if not
it'll be jeet nnothor orphan v B've
helped. Most like bein' so old, ooth
of us up'ards of seventy, we shan't do
ior no more as wo have done, and we
shall git buried souin way."
"Don't worry. If he doesD't pay it
I will," was ray reply.
"You needn't think notkiu' about
it. l'vo saved tho mortgage money
and given a man a lilt on the road to
heaven, and I'd oughtcr bo satisfied
I be satisfied," she said forvently.
"And you have reason to be," I snid.
We did not go to bed, either of ur,
and in the morning I returned to the
But I did not forget the old lady
nor tho burglar. I felt convinood that
ho would return the money on th
exact date when the note was given, if
at all, and accordingly, in jnst one
year, I mado it convenient to visit the
old lady at her residence.
This time I was so fortunate as to
see her husband, nnd I immediately
discovered that ho was just such an
other guiloless persoo ns herself. 'They
were expecting tho mun to pay the
note, aud it lay ready for him on the
mantel when I entered.
Sure enough, nt ten o'clock a Arm,
stalwart man walked np to the door,
where the old lady met him with a
cordial gratp of the hand.
"You did git work," she said.
"Yes, I did, and it was you that
saved mo from crime. I had tried
every way to find something to do un
til that- night .and .the fifty doJlarV
put me on my feet square and firm. I'
got a chance in a shop where I grit
good pay, and hero's tho money: .d
the interest."
"The interest ! I didn't ask you 'io
interest." 1
"Hut I mean to pay it."
I do not kuow whether be ever heard
thnt I was in the houso that night it
not. It doesn't matter. I saw hi'n
several times afterward, and he seemed
both prosperous and hocost, and t
don't doubt that ho wns. Tho fact did
not tend to niuke me neglect my hobb,
which was that crime, when it is noik,i
disease, is either tho result of inherits
cd evil tendencies or ot misfortniKy
and that circumstances keep and mok
sonic men honest and others dishonest!
Waverley Magazine.
Cause ft Run on Thermometer.'.
"Exlrcmos in the weather," re
marked a druggist who handles a large;
line of thermoinoters "either in cold
or beat create a run on thermometer.'',
und though I hud n rather large stock
on hand, the fall in the weather which
started on Sunday lust nearly cleaned
mo out. On Monday, 1 think, I sold
more thermometers than on any other
day that I have been in business. Or
dinarily pooplo give but little atten
tion to thermometers, but lot a very
sovere change oome and they will havo
them, it matters not how inuon hey cost.
I don't exactly understand it, bnt it
appears that many person' are more
thoroughly convinced thit if is very
. r I
It is Paacerous Kveni to : t'se tbe
Tower of SmelllOK W'orkmea's
Horrible Lonclng Intoxicating
Inflects of Kt ber Swallowing.
oold or extremely warm
u they
rend their own thermometer" Another
thing is that they seem to c? y see
ing tbo mercury go down or rise and
for that reason like tohavothe woather
measurer ia their possession. Trade
was exceedingly dull in thermometers,
but somehow, though, they are gen
erally bought freely at Christina
time, there were but few purohasers
until about Monday last. Then it was
very active." Washington Star.
Woman's 1'ositinn iu China.
A paper published at Shanghai saya
that "in China a woman is not her hus
band's companion and cannot be so,
as sooiety is at present constituted.
When a young wife is introduced to a
new family her husband seems to be
the last person with whom she has
anything to do. He would be ashamed
to be seen talking to her, and it he
should ezohange views with her die
would bo laughed at by the whole
British Postal J-avlngs.
One of tbe greatest bankers in the
world is the British eovernment. As
a bunk it holds nearly $500,000,000 iu
poBtolSco depoeits payablo practically
on call, and pays interest ut the rate
of two nud a half per cent, per an
num to .'te depositor. Last year the
deposits incicased $50,000,000. San
Francisco News Letter.
PACKED away behind a wilder
ness of gigantio warehouses
and tanible-own tenements
C in a remote suburb of South
Condon is one of the strangest estab
lishments in the world. It is a factory
-but what a factory I From morning
till night its great ehimnevs are con
tinuously belehing forth clouds of
fetid-smelling smoke. Occasionally a
great column of steam will shoot high
into tbe air; not honest, white 6team,
lot purple and green and yellow, re
minding cno of some bloated and
gigantio serpent. During the hours
of darkness its location is betrayed to
the most casual observer by the red
glare in the sky from its innumerable
The massive gates leading to thin
strange establishment are locked and
jealously guarded, for inside them lurk
danger and death to the unwary tres
passer. ' Poisons of each terriflo
strength as would suflice to send nn
army of men to eternity in tbe fractional-part
ot a second lie around
loose, and aro handled with ns little
apparent care as if tbey were the most
harmless substances in the world.
As has already boon intimated, this
factory is a dangerous pluco to visit.
It is not enough for tho casual comer
to be careful where ho steps and to re
frain from touching. He must, in ad
dition, refrain from using his olfactory
powers without special permission, for
there are poisons there which it is
death even to smell. One of these is
tbe pure or nnhydrons prussic add
a terjiblo preparation, which is seldom
or never seen outside a chemical
laboratory. The original discoverer
of this, the deadliest of all known
poisons, was stricken dead through
accidentally inhaling its fumes, and
scores of other deaths havo happened
from tho same cause. It is this anhy
drous acid from which the ordinary,
und infinitely weaker, prussio acid of
commerce is made, by diluting it with
from ninety-five to ninety sovon per
cont. of water. Eveu in this form,
however, it is sufficiently t-trong to
cause almost instant death, even when
taken iu exceedingly minute doses.
"Next toanbydrous-aoid," remarked
the proprietor of tho works in ques
tion, while piloting the writer around
tho factory ono clay recently, "the
m3st deadly stuff wo make is cvuuideof
potassium. Last year we turned out
Over ono thousand tons of it, and, live
grains being a fatal dose, it follows
that our output of this chemical aloue
would have been snflicient to kill l!,
500,000 people Altogether, wo man
ufacture, in the coarse of each twelve
month, enough poison to depopulate
the United Kingdom."
, While we were conversing we had
cnteieu one oi me workrooms, wuero
a number of men were engaged round
a sort of gigantio witch's cauldron,
containing over a hundredweight of
molten cyunide. And ever and anon
a phantom face, enveloped in an uncanny-looking
glass mask, peering
through the thick unotuom fumes,
right into tho heart of tho horrible
In another room wero tons upon
tons oT the finished product, looking
for all tho world like white em tal
lized sugar.
"It looks good enough to cat," I re
marked 08tilarly,
"Ah," replied my guide, gravely,
"that is just ouo of tho ilitugeri we
have to guard against. For some in
explicable reason, cyauido of potassium
exercises n remarkablo fascination
over the men engaged in its manufac
ture. They are haunted by it con: taut
and ever-recurring desire to eut it.
They are perfectly olive to the fact,
however, that to give way to the crav
ing would mean instant death, and are
consequently usually able to resist it.
But not always. During the time I
have been here thrco of our best aud
steadiest workmen havo committed
suicido in this straDge mannor, impelled
thereto apparently by no cunsu save
this mysterious, horrible longing. I
myself have felt the sime strange laet
when I have been long exposed to the
cyanide fames, nnd have had to leave
'the works for a time in consequence.
So well is ttiis curious fact recognized
that there are always two men at work
together in this branch of oar busi
ness, and a jar of ammonia, which, as
yoa may know, is tbe antidote to the
poison, is kept constantly near ut
Apart from this remarkable infatua
tion, which may be likeucd to tue do
sire experienced by muny people when
standing on tho blink of a preoipice
to throw themselves down, the manu
facture of potasvinm cyanide is not
particularly dangerous. Neither is it
unhealthy. In fact, it is asserted that
men have gone into the cyanide house
ill and debilitated, and in a short time
have been restored to robust health.
The same cannot, however, be said
ef corrosive sublimate. This frightful
poison, in common with almost all tha
mercurial preparations, is exceedingly
treacherous, and prolonged exposure
to the fames is often attended by very
dangerous consequences. To persons
unaooustomod to its proximity, even a
comparatively short sojourn in that
part of the works devoted to its manu
facture sometimes givoa rise to various
unploasant symptoms, as the writer
can testify. In my case, ten minutes'
exposure to the fumes sufficed to in
duce profaso ranuing at tho eyes, nose
and mouth, aooompnuied by a constant
desire to expeotorate, and followed by
shivering, nausea and headache Tbe
room in which this particular poison
is prepared, with itii vast collection of
ctransoly shaped stills ami its maze of
pipes and retorts, reeWe'la;T
iat'a laboratory:
: Of course, not all the rrcj,s
tbia wierd factory are poisowf
Xeither are all . the smell un.
nor all the sights nncannv i.50
apirtaent,fcr instance, my'nost.ju
saluted with an -exceeding
savor, reminding me of "pelrnj!
sweets ' beloved of my TiU'h. i!V
acetate of amyl, the precis jt'a. 7
to give to the eonfection ia qaJr
iU peculiar flavor. Another
nliAinhpr. frnnft whin!, . e
. , - uiinitM
strong odor of camphor, ii u
fairy plaoe of pure white ttja
Facsimiles ot palms, fern ml gT
of tropical vegetation droo( in ,JJ
ful festoons from the root lnj
pletely cover tbe walls, of
the flowers and ferns are comn.iJ
neither ice nor auow, but
camphor crystals.
Some of tbo substance arjf0
ceedingly volatile that lurin; thept!
cess of mannfactare they nn,t B!L
be permitted to come intoco.itta
theoutsido air. A typical rise jitL
of ether, which is passed iroa s'iub
still and from retort to n-tott bt
means of long copper pip j, nml
last it emerges the ttnisue I article
commerce It produces, t-.-a tt
lowed, an almost immediate
tion of spirits, followed by iiatedi.
nesa of gait, thiokness o: tnt.rinc,
confusion of ideas in tne J
typical symptoms of ordiu ii v mtoa.
cation. The effect uassesnw 17 -i:klv
however, so that an ether -i r . :i,.er eia
gei (irunK tnree or xour 11 r.u- iia ho
My lost vims ueioro r.'t;un Ut
woras was 10 me ieung r .o-i, ita(tt
Biirrounded by hundreds u- .; ,.,,1,
tno deadliest poisons kvm.i t
ence, eat a inn, oieuuer ir 1 ,r(ttt
young girl. Banged in fr : . ,f
was a collection of tubes ; virion!
shapes ami sizes; tueraio-n t-:, 5rtj,
nated to tho ono naiulro 1 n ;,u; 0!
degree centigraae, ana " res o J.
cately poised thnt an eyeu-ii ;
one of the balances deite'';. .! ; .
oator nearly nan an incu. t::tt;
of these and other Strang vj ; liCllj.
ful piocc of apparatus 'i 9.
auioU to record tue exie; r
the various produots o. tn ', utj
London Answers.
Widow of Ilcvolmton .17
Soveu women ura still iir
sums as tho widows of iv
active service in the war
lution ; women whose hi; ! .
under Wuihiuston itoiv
years ago.
The eldest of these sr.rv1-.-:
of the ricvolatiou i l.v :
Angeles, Cul. She is
Adrieh, now in the 11::,
year of her ago. Her hu
I'rivate Caleb Aldrich, ivL
in the year 1703, nnd s?rv.
dier boy in tho Nov,- liy.
paiicns of tho wur. Mrs. Xn
1;.U Mi
!" Kcio
1 -.a 1JJ
,' rif
r ;it Lo.!
::il III
i U
a to!
of Jonesborough, Ten j , n!i,-. b
band was Darling Jones a .-:vjls
one of the North Caro m a rt j.a,;aii,
is tho youngest of the Ui'v.i'.ntmd
widows, being now about eitity-tiiiiJ
years of age. The other live ureNstii
Cloud, who is living '. '"i.invVj
aod is the widow o1""Ser!, iXtxV&m
Clouo, of Captain Chru Virja
line; psther 8. Damon, vi !'ir.:-a
Union, Vi ; whose husband w.'i Ft
vate Noah Damon, of Ma!uta;
Mary Snead, living at I'nrk.-':T, TJ
widow of Private Uoiviioiii snai.
Nancy A. Weatherman, w.:u uwi
Elk Mills, Tena., and who-.,- i;:t W
bond was Tiobert Ulascoc!:, 1 i'.ni
one of tho Virginia ivr'i'
Rebecca Mayo, living ut
Vn., widow of Stephen
dier from v irg'.nia.
That these wom-n
widows of Uevolntion.ity r
readily understood iu view .
that their husbands wor-' v,.
years when they marrie ;. .'.
ample, when Esther rh:n:i .
Xoah Damon in the year
two years after the elo.-e
sho was but tweuty-oL-e, a..
seventy -six.
The last Revolutionary w
(doner who had inurrieJ pr-1
closo of the war. an. I l::'.1
actually lived during r.-v
times, was Nancy Serein 1
Daniel F. llakeman. She .5:.
twenty-seven years aso. only
two after her hasban , '
last of the Kevolutiouiiiy
the pension roll.
; N,TL-ea
IV 1
. ;'
vi .11
thoir way home afUT li J'l
:e; and it is generally c ;
jod birds can be d .;'i:i lJIl
I'anabililics of t'an .e ;'.
Two iutcrestinj qiu-s'WJ'
themselves concerning tlK' I
lime during wbieh the pig'-'u'
ollect the placo of Im hi'ir.
distance from which he h a '
his way back to it.
that good
When pigeons were t l'J "-l
and forth, it has beon u-ul i
two sets, with their resp"1- " J
thev have reanbed their how-
thorn back to the places 'f ' "
Vv an tn (lisiiatehed. Til' 1
llllUeVUUtPBUI bu,u
new home nnd its choice dn'ie
set at liberty they start o.T'"-.'
Paris, without lorgettiu,: l-
tliinrtH tlipv eniove.l ot .
IT' I . I. ... l,n ftPTlt I1'
1 1 lie u bucjr pig vf
are made to fast a little wbi"".
then let looso at about fee
as to he U 'J
of teedius. C'-J3
Sht to tly ue
winces tii:
St. Denis. They go
1 At 1 Ikni. rff
waen mey uave mui - .
( ai rrntntr mn im la Ut) J'
exact moment
thus been taught
regularly between plac
apart. ' .
... g
Swedish Dnildiii
By tbe law coming
year in Sweden
r . , .i ilia si'ii-5
t.,ru ill reck
story. The height of tbo 0 1
street by more than
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