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MEXICAN ONYX. «A Species of Marblo That Is Much Used in This Country- THE RIVAL MOTHERS. A Japanese of Solomon ^0ae<! fey t.'ie Ancient* for fttaklof? itud liloU—Wlinra tlm L:irtr»:«t Cc- puHUtj of tho Aciilo Are ruuml. Some officers of the United States st,nsy in the ivar with Mexico noticed ^n a chapel of that country a rarely ^beautiful window made of thin trans- --Juocnl piuces of richly colored stone. T&rm of tin. 1 ofiicors brought home somu Spaces of the stone and left it with a Jfivcler in this city to be dressed and •sthaputl. but being ordered to tho SfroritiL-r he went away without receiv- 'i*ng the finished material brick from tho. jeweler This was the tirsl of the atono aeeen in this country, and it attracted no .,-,-ETi-n.t attention. About thirty years •3a.U-r uon.sidurablc quantities of the material WCTC exhibited as Mexican onyx «»i. the- Centennial exposition at Phila- --dulphui. The Mexican ouy.x of that day -was .'•frreatl.v admired, but the price was so •'3iigli, about ton times what it DOW is, 'Hliiit thi- material was looked upon as a • «umi-pri!ci"us stone. Ever since. 1S7G "•tlii- material has bocoiae cheaper and •-chcani.'/'. until now it is used in largo •uqii:LUlttii!.s. though only in expensive •Bt.nicturuM. One of Mie earliest build' Ings to contain a largo quantity of .'ili-xiean onyx was ft luxurious London ilotel liuilt uot many years ago. .Its •--.ttaircasu of^Muxicau onyx cost twenty- •tfiv;.- thousand dollars. Many new builcl- •-5}ngs in t.his city, says the New York ! ••4<un, have been ornamented by tho | .3:ivi:sli use of Mexican onyx. A groat ^business building down-town has a •jfctairway of this stone, and several of | "*h<- iit-iv Fifth avenue hotols have onyx I •"nviiinsiiotinj.? and stairways. A private ; ZJumsi 1 in Chicago has tweuty-Dvo thoii- | dollars' worth of Mexican onyx in . . Mineralogists have known all along •that Mexican onyx is not n triio onyx, '•lut a species of marble. It is specially -o.n aragonito, made up of calcium, oxido •-'i)f iron and magnesium. To the last •-V.vo it owes its peculiar beauty of color. ".'Eovi-.ral of the Mexican states stud onyx Mu-; us. butt.hu largest deposits are found -near Tei-ali. in the state of Pueblo, ft 1 v»ib used by the ancient Mexicans for •..jjja.sk'.. idols nnd other small objects, . vjuid some of tin 1 modern Mexicans, lind- . Ing these works of their ancestors ad- jnirud by travelers, turnout like objects Iroin the stone and soil them at good •priuiis. William Cooper, of Esperanza, fc,uud abinit seven years ago iu a vol- .rj.no of Mexico a deposit that, is now • -t.HK.-d mosaic tigate. Ft is a peculiarly '.V-uutii'ul sort, of Mexican onyx, iu ' .Ti-hicii the formation has been broken .:«p under pressure. There are a Cali- ;lorniii onyx and an Arizona onyx, o:i«h 1>eirig a marble of amber hues, and -Dragon it;> is also found in Iowa. Mexican onyx is easily worked, and "A:is buen used not only for building -^inrposc.s, but. for ornamental household •irueles, lamp standards, table tops, •taoptels, and other articles, large and •..*rn;ill. Some of the earlier articles of ; llu- sort have considerably decreased in •-r.-ih.ie sinee the prico of the onyx eamc • 'i/nvii and it has been so lavishly used -.In building. It is, of course, not suited •Jor sUit.ua ry, because its variegated col- • i»rs vvotild give tho subject a motley ap- rjsearaoce that would not be beautiful, •"Jini ..absurd. Tho material is too valu- x»b1b be used much in places where- Jt. would be exposed to the weather. . Its use has become so extended iu this •Vitv that it is now largely imported by -,» few marble dealers. It hardly gives •.'•In the- crude state the promise of its : Anishcd .-beauty, nnd scraps and frag- ...cnts 'of the orudo stoac are now that would have been eagerly were its price what it was .^nineteen years ago. It may be doubted virifthtT any church of tho United -.States has been decorated ns the little -'.llexiean ohapol of neai-ly fifty years ,. An extensive dealer in Mexican onyx other marblocs aays that the stone i"is less used than it was ten years ago, tr*o lio thinlcs, because other and cheaper •v.vvones, notably African marble, are -o«iorf beautiful. Tliere have been ••.within a few years -several notable -. : jp s »,-ulativo importations- of Mexican ' •--^»ny.\. In some of these cases the im- \--jorters, Ondiug th/5 sale unexpectedly. - jlo-.v. were unable to pay the duties, • -.and the quantity in port broke tho V.-f rice. Mcxiean onyx sells in the ro-ugh jfl sis to twenty dollars a cubic .vji*>t. Largo pieces fotcb more than • thuii: proportional price. The sawing - *ito slabs adds about two dollars a », »ubic foot to the price. 'and the .further v tutting, fitting nnd polishing greatly •i'-iloiu-casi-'s the value of the stone. There -.is often a loss of forty per cent, of rna- -•Jcrial in preparinpr it for wainscoting, • —|c> t.hat the finished product fetches as rkigh ns six dollars a foot. When one ::,jnu'h thick specially beautiful spcci- -. :.»iens fcteh even more, and it is possible to run. up the cost of a building --decorated with specially chosen onyx •cto a (ubulous sum. The Sentient- T'yjwtrrltur. Typcwri tcr pirls..aro- sajil to grow T»ttauli«l to their machines, and to re-' " -Va-rd thcsi almost &3 much in the light : ".l»f living creatures to l>e petted and - .-managed and judiciously disciplined as -jllw' traditional railroad engineers of ' .iiotion do their locomotives to which --Tthov iuTnriably refer with the pcrson- -. «sil feminine pronoun. The typewriting women declare that tbeir ma- are as sensitive and subject to and that they know who. is -^pcralinjj them as well .as a'dog knows ; :~3U master, that they will sulk, or, per' ~ Aaps Hare up'aud refuse to work at all, •'• >4ndcr unskilled manipulation, and that ihejoanbo soothed into a complacent obliging frame of mind again by the rotura of ; thoir usu»l The story is beyond doubt original to Japan in its present form, ljut it bears a remarkable resemblance to another celebrated judgment given' more than two thousand years ago on the otbor side of the world. About a century and a half ago a woman who was a servant in tlie house of a daimyo had a little girl born to her. "But it was inconvenient for her to have the child with her in the daimyo's mansion, and so she put tho little one out to nurse with a woman in the neighboring village. The child grew to be very intelligent, and tho foster mother, who was a heartless woman, thought she saw an opportunity to earn money through the girl's services, find determined to keep her. Accordingly, when the mother's term of service expired, and she came to got back her child, the foster mother treated her claim ns false, said tiio child was her own, and utterly refused to give her up. So at last they came before Oka, tho town magistrate of Yeddo, who, after some thought, hit upon a novel plan of deciding. ' He placed the child between the two mothers, had each one take an arm of the child, and then ordered them to pull! He could' then tell, he said, which one deserved to have the child. The foster mother, thinking only of winning, pulled with all her might, but the true mother, full of her affection for her child, couldn't bear to inflict on it such brutal pain; and she let go as soon as she felt the other woman pulling. "The child is mine!" exclaimed the foster mother, triumphantly. "Not so!" said Oka, sternly; "you are a pretender; this other is thw true mother.". Then the false mother confessed her deception and begged for pardon. Tlio people, when they heard of the judgment, were full of admiration for the penetration and sagacity of their great magistrate.—Harper's Yoiin^- I'foplc- THIS MAY E£ SPORT. MouuUiiiK'orlriK nn tli» "<!olileii Throne" of tliu Illuiiilnyit*. Mr. William Martin Conway, the vice president of tho Alpine club, described before an Edinburgh audience the other evening how he and two friends, with a Swiss guide and some Supoys, iiMJcmleil the "Golden Throne" peak in the Himalayas. They did not quite conquer the throne, but ascended to the respectable 'height of twenty- three thousand foci, Tlic difficulties in-their way he illustrated by mentioning that they spent niue and a hall hours in cutting steps ia hard blue ice on the edge of a ridge exposed to the full blaze of the sun, and in an atmosphere so rarefied^..that they wore rendered sick and dizzy. The party wera rewarded, however, for their toil by some magnificent views of the surround ing peaks ia the light of the setting sun. When they set off on tho return journey darkness had set in, and the perils of the journey were thereby greatly increased. They llna'.ly reached a slope of ice, on which thuro was nothing left for it but to sit down and 11 v forward into the darkness at headlong spued. Right in front of them they knew there yawned a crevasse more than a thousand feet deep, and the only way to cross this was to slide down tlie slope with enough impetus Lo carry them ov(-,r the edge on to the other side. Their sensation, Mr. Conway said, as they suddenly loft the solid ice and found they had nothing lo sit upon but space was exhilarating in the extreme. i Fortunately they landed safely on the other side, and continued their descent, literally keeping up the momentum they had gained untH they were carried within three or four yards of their teat,__ A CURIOUb INUU5TRY. Grinding Kuzors a Lucrative Profession for Sotiio Thrifty. Souls. "We get razors from all over tho country," said the proprietor of a razor- CTiudiug shop. "The razor gets worn, down so that honing will not suffice to put it into condition. The razors get into the barber shops end the barbers send them to us—that is. they are sent by the out-of-town barbers. V\'e havo a list of our . regular customers in tho city, and our men visit the shops to get the razors in uecd of repair. I "On;y a large city can afford to keep the appliances necessary for the delicate work on finely-tempered razors. The principal reason for this is the price of grindstones and a thorough knowledge of the craft. The only good grindstones for use on razors como f,. 0 ~, Germany. Ohio has grindstones, ;.::: •.::••,• are inferior for sharpening purposes lo Hie German article, no matter what Ohio manufacturers may say. We now make* as good razors here as they do in England or Germany; but we can't make them as cheap. Up to ten years ago it was thought that tho reason that we could not temper our razors as well as they do it in England ; was because of a peculiar deficiency in . our water. That has been proved to be a fallacy, as we • now manufacture razors in Massachusetts and in Newark fully as good as they arc made in England. All English razors', you know, are sent to Germany to be concaved. .That is because of the superiority of the German grindstones." | A \Yom:H}> Kal'.c. j About one woman in twenty owns a pockctlcnife and her selection is somewhat diiTerent from that of her brother. ; She, as a rule, fancies a small Imifo, i sometimes tiny, -and she pays much attention to the handle. Some of her. fancies are in turquoise, while many • are in pearl, says Hardware. She rarely ( carries this knffe in her pocket and it j Can also be said that she never receives ; »s a present one of these articles from • male acquaintance. ; ' " —Clear writers^ Ui» clear fountains, do not ..j.--•-•-.— **-- - •••- 'JAPS GET NEW EYES. Tho Only Evidence of Mongolian Origin Eomoved. Salve to Enntcrn Prld«—Correspondence from HH Amer!c:i» Surgeon ID Toklo Who 11 a* I'mctlceil tlie ArclUco oil the liuiptror. ICOPVtUGtlT. ISSi.1 T A MEETING of tlie Japanese colonists in New York Youga Kara, an, attache of one of the large Japanese trading companies, commented on the curiosity aroused in the colony by tho improved features shown in tho published portraits of their -country's public men. It was noticed also when Prince fComatsn was here a short time ago that a radical change had taken place in his personal appearance, no trace of the Mongolian shaped eyebrows being visible. "The slant in the eyebrows of our victorious countrymen is doomed," said Karu, to the assemblage. "Men of science are straightening them and relieving the bearers of a mark that acts as poison to civilization, and one which we in America might do well to follow." Dr. Abraham Stone, a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York, is the specialist, tie docs not claim to have introduced the practice, the credit of which probably belongs to the late Theodore Bilrolh, of Germany, but, in going to Japan and making his residence there with the rKIJTCE KOMATSU, UEFO11K AXD AFTER. solo intent of making a .specialty of this one of the most interesting undertakings in modem science, he lias taken up a tight against nature (hat is to rid vlie nation of the greatest drawback in its Struggling efforts for advancement. Stone started for Japan a little over » year ago by way of San 1-Yaneisoo, and the letter just received from him describes his work, which he has been instrumental in bringing lo the attention of the Japanese government, Among the J,-j.p:ineso emperor's most prominent subjects, who, like himself, have profiled by the artifice, arc found the names of statesmen, d'ploimus, in the action of the present war with China, and royalists. Here is tho letter: ••Toi;.10, Japan. Dec. 1, 180-1. "MY DEAR BASIMOMI: I pro time yon Hi Ink It sti-.ini,- 1 .' lh:u I luu-en't \vrliten l:i so Ions, bui I will b.ivo you lo know thui you: 1 friend St-onc now li::s such ;i lar:,".; practice in a unique way i!ini If It wc;-c not for the need of n per. In v.rahrr out pi-cst-ripl on-;, that, rival wo pon to Cio sivoi-J would sleep a:id rust on its r::ck. It iv;is ivi-y !ii':<l in .vo'i 10 recall ro m'e ::11 tlio "00-1 tunes we have liaJ lo.-.-cfner in our n-.uhv 1-iiul. bun I r.lso want you to ap-rc- c: to t:iu faci.tliat.J.ipan is not a w.Hcrncss, it; -K.-oplc not b.irb..ri:ius. end lliat a ri^-id ut- tc:-.ipi- is bc-'liii 1 titaJc Iu dii>K>m-.'Ue ciraius hero to connect ilie !)".tion to iho *ystcra ruiins al! [•ount.ric.s-of civilization. All the sports sinil pleasures I u-;ed to cnjo;,- I find here. I <>nly miss my frien.ls. Tlie' Inlands are crowded wiih Europeans and Americans and tho edu- • c;:tcd r.r.tivo slicn'.is and writes In Enirlish. Is; hiu-liisent in conversation, artistic in his i tastes and true in cniiractor, sense of honor ami friendship. So different, from the Clilneso, wlio. from niy observation, are ns luno/anw flirty and treacherous as the Japanese are clean ami noble. " -You will probably recall that, when I left Xc-w Yori; you. and In fact, all my friends were (rruo-Uy surprised, but none of you knew tho •plan i h;:rt conjured. I hud so o.'tcn built air castles that 1 determined Lo say uoUiins until some nood results were reached. I havo always been rather of a vision iry character, nothin-.T sultiu;; me lui: Uio oci-.l and untrodden p-ths of life, and had not IE.V Japanese ve.itnro proven successful should never iiave practiced uiL-dlciac or suiircry. "i also (oil :is though I nover could so at pracriehifr In the regular routine wny graduates have to bc/;ln. even while studying ilia hurdo .c. and yet no student was more earnest in his worlt. You Uuow that. A lovo of science was what Uopt me at my books and I determined to i.vold l.he hardship-, of the young practitioner ut liomfi by oriKiuatlns a speclal- MAJ. GE>\ OSIH.MA, AS HE WAS A^D 18. ty for myself. Well. I havo done It—and am sasisflci But, to Dr. George Vv. Shra-.:y is dua much of my success. V.'lule studyln;: at tho College or Physicians and Surgeons I one day ccsuully picked up a copy of his medical journal, the Medical Kecord. and rc:id a short paragraph descrlUln£r,how one ot the Jsp-jneso no- liUiiy. tvh;le in Berlin, sought the iLto'Prof. Theodore Eil.-ota iind had !iis eyes.straijht- eacd. On tie spur of the icoaeat an Idea Hashed across my brain. •• -What, an alr-tipat. copper-bottomed st*cae.' thought, 1. -it would be tor some ono to go to Japua and a Uo a specially of this little triclj upon nature, and why should no:. I. enact the rolo. • J decided to do so as soon as I graduated. It pleased me rauc'j. 100. to ininfc or it. when I loo!:ed about me nnd saw thousands of youig men in colleges like, mysell about to li±ve t^o title of M. D attscned to . their caintts:and .thousands more pnjetJcing In ol-scurity and strus rliug for existence. ••Prof. Dilroth's little trick, waile not, widely known and especially not in America, was-tow- ever. much riiicussed In <ucrlto. and two years -~j uc u^ijuiicse. vou Know, yao'n- "nc ^avwi of their Mongolian orlj.'in raoro plainly in tho shape of their eyebrows than In tec color of '. thtir skin, and those who can afford It 2re piddins themselves of this absolute evidence of their despised ancestry. I nave, in fact, become so much Iniercsicd in the people as a race. tn;:t 1 would. If authorized by the BOV- ern-ieni., be tempted to straighten '-ho optics of the poor for a irlCe or nothing- in somo cases. "For heaven's sake don't misunderstand me: ••1 hMve not come here and set up a quack surs cjl 'joint.' I do :i regular meJic^l practice and attend manv Important surgical cases, but -I will mention them ia this letter. ••To straighten the abode of tbe Jap's optic Is a very simple litUe piece of surscry. though one of the most delicate and artistic. It would be soe'.isy t.o overdo it and leave a scar, wnilc, as a matter of fact, there need tc none This result Is thoroughly established In ray mird, after a year's experience, during which time I have performed it nearly a thousand times 1 was not altoj-'Cth' r successful at first, but after sever.:! experiments, adopted a new method which Is mv own anil dclles detection when tho hcaliiiK process Is completed .The on'y technical point In the operation Is n,ot to let the knife slipa sixteenth or even thirtieth of an inch. ••When 1 c-o:nmcncod the undertaking I went at It us surgery- recommends You know it is nnt only the Mongol! n that Is born n-fcb crooked eyes, and sometimes bis ; re more res- ular aut) far'prcttlcr than the European la other words. I have seen Americans with ono eye slanting up and i;he other down and I have soon Profs. Robert F. Weir, Thomas Mareoe. Charles .McBurnev and WIP.l m TilHnghast Dull siraisbten them tunny times while at the colleuo. "These gentlemen, w-ho rank unjong the few really Rrout surgeons of the world, use the finest kind of a cambric needle and line silk in their operations, when a cross-cvcd roan or woman was seized with a desire to see straight for a change This method, however, requires a better liuowledjre of tSe tailors' i:ri as applied to surgery, and more experience than I seemed to possess, so i tridl a uin-J of sticking plaster uiadc^'rom my own formula, rtworked well, after several trials, and cow the little play upon dame nature is done without tho slightest strain upon my ner\es. •-Xll tne subject hos to do Is to submit to a simple and comparatively painless operation, and hold hi; head still. I Ki'.se ,1 small .scalpel In hand, that Is the right, of course, and. sirctchins tlic skin with the ror?Cn;;crT)f my left haail. m-iltc an Incision on the out?r point of th« eyelids In a straight line for tlic barest part of an Inch The lashes are then drawn into stupe and l:c!d so f)rally by a piu.-e of tho chemical!y-prop::red stinking plaster I liru'O made strong enougli for the purpose. Tho wound needs m further dressing, and tlic subject of the e:!ip'cror and ox-mikado of tbe How- cry kingdom goes on about nis business as ir nothing had happened.- In a. few days it Is entirely healed, when f am sought r.o remove the p'ustcr, and with the plaster comes my fee. Tills Is thco-ily Dill J issue. "Vv'V.en tho wound Is healed the subject, p-iti'o'.slhe streets and enter i the tea-houses in liiu'h glo'j. His triumph over his friends is iiiterestlu','to noit.', for then h'i looks unon his . envious fellow workers out of e.'es as str-.ight I u.s mine, and with an arl:ito8r:ii.i(! gleam < C ' scon. B-.it 1 hive no complaint to miiko ot this exhibition of Japiirmo pride, which Is always p o:nii:e-.it when they hivvo anytliin^ 10 bo proud of. It 13 my living advertisement., for soon .ill of tlio frien ,s ;;re .-it my door jnd re.idv for the transformation th;.t will redeem the corr.p-nionshlp i-louded by the pride !:i- stallc-.l in tlios:} who li.ivo imilergone the :irll- lleo v.-hic-h causes them to look do >' r n on their •unclvilh'.Oil' friend;, ••Tlie direct result of this exhibition in tho slrccis on tho higher classes was also nolk-e- able. as 1 boijan '.o receive cally to attend tho celebrities 0!' the kingdom.. Prince Ivomatsu was my first royal patient. Then in rapid suc- cossloii came Counts Okuma. Mitlsukaia. IiiUO'..a and Sni:ino: Viscount Ton! an-.! Princu lionciie, M. Matsu. tlieministerof .isrieulturc; and M. ICusumato. the great reformer; Gen. Oshiraa. com'.niinder-ia-tlilef of the army: Lleui. Cen. Kous. chief of the l-'lfth army corps, now stationed at, Korea; Fie'.O Marshal VatniiBata; .Ulniiral U. Jto, cocjiiiHiiderof ISO Imperial sauadrou; Kirst, Vice Admiral ^ sjfr&fy ^ "Y skvs' quito cstcasively. Thcro was room for more, .'-as *h«tt' Ji became,iaown^tbat M- Kaoaysma: Second VIco Admiral Senklchl 3to-' Third Vice Admiral S. A.HII: and Commanders Sakamato of tho Akagl. and Kuroolia, of the training ships, have also visited'mo profession^:!:/. •v\s aclimai: of the recognitfon my work received. I Had a request from court, to attend hislmpcrl.il majesty, tlie emperor. leniercd tho royal chamber as instructed and found his m-ij"Sty resting on a couch. Ills face was im- pa«si-vc, reserved and chanRdess. Be wore the undrc-ss uniform of a French ceaeral— j chcrr-,'-co!ored trousers and black frogKOd coat | linlde 1 with "Old lace. Eo erected me warmly. empliasiii/Jfflils regard lor ml Americans. I- f'uifllicd the object of my call, and departed with but few \vord>. -Now 1 shall close. I have spent a good por- j tlon of my rosling time to-night in replying to ; your request. I have, explained what 1 am do- in-, and attempted to a:-fiua!;it you with my lite In Jap:'.n-a very happy one. Sincerely, your friend, ABRAHAM STONE. "<L D- | There is one thing Dr. Stoce has overlooked—the cfiect of the straightening of the eyebrows iu future generations! which according to Prof. C. G. Locktvood, of New York, would rob him of his practice if he were to live a few hundred years. Locl-cwood has recently j made a series of experiments which he classes as >L thc hereditary transmission of mutilations." and which give evidence that in so many generations of the strajffht-browed Japanese, nature .itsdf wiU mold them straight. . j • -In these experiments the professor . has selected white mice, owing- to their I rapid breeding. They afford the most desirable means, as they begin to breed when thirty days old and breed.every thirty days. In this way he was enabled to see the result of what many generations of human beings like the Japanese would produce, in a year or so. His experiments were to establish the theory of hereditary transmissions and in this investigation he selected tho , tail of the little animal as the agency.; These were severed from the selected pair and from their young. By continuing this method of breeding, in tho seventh generation be got some .young- without tails, and '.finally, got '"* breed.of ,taill«s mice. Then this ordinary tailed mice, troui incso experiments the scientific world would claim that if followed in human beings, as in the case of straightening 1 the eyes of the Japanese, in seven generations any desirable change in bodily form could l»e accomplished. J A M £> S [I A M MOSD. THEY NEVER DRINK. Animal* of tho Desert That Hu»«» >"o tJ§« .or Water. Persons who have given natural history and i.ho allied sciences but littlo study have expressed much surprise upon reading of the number of animals, serpents and insects found by the Dr. Merriam expedition, in the Death valley, the rainless and waterless district in"southern California. I cannot say, says a writer in the Su Louis Ivcpublic, as to whether any of the creatures captured or killed by the expedition mentioned above can exist wholly without water, but cau cite several instances mentioned by authorities of high repute of animals which seldom or never drink. Blanchard, in his boolc on Abyssinia, says that neither the Doreas nor tho Jjcnnctt gazelles were ever known to resort to the springs, creeks or rivers for the purpose of drinking. Throughout Africa the expression: "As dry as Sahara or an old gaxellc" is very common. Darwin, in his "Voyage of a Naturalist," says that unless the wild llamas of Patagonia drink salt water "they must not drink al all." All writers on natural history subjects aro ngreecl on the point that, the largest, and most interesting branch of tho sloth family never drink, llnynie says: "They are one branch of the peculiar animals which never drink water." C. B. Tartan, on page 5S, volume IX., "American Notes and Queries," mentions a. parrot which lived in the London zoolog'iwl gardens fifty-two years without drinking so much as a drop of water. Soraci'S, Williams, Christian and others doubt whether wild rabbits ever drink, but Llev. J. G. Wood questions the correctness of their suppositions. Creatures which never drink ure thought to absorb moisture from their own lissiies or from the surrounding atmosphere. • LITERARY FINDS. Sometimes Kv,-n Now i>n Apparently Wortlilrsn r.oolc 1'vovi'S to lift K:>rc. Probably the days are gone by when a man could even hope to discover in a slx-yenny box an early quarto of a Shakspcares play or a rare tract on America, but for all that literary "Cuds" of more or loss interest continue to be made by keen book- hunters. Dr. Gavnctt of the British museum tells how a tradesman at Oswesti-y had in his possession books to which he attached uo importance, but which a lady informed him must be very rare. They were submitted to the authorities :it the British museum, vrlio gave a high price for them. One was Sir Anthony Sherley's "Wits New Dyall," published in lOO-i, of which only cue othur copy is known to be in existence. As a rule, offers of rare books come from booksellers, who do not always say how they become possessed of them. Among tlic private people who oil'cr books to the museum for sale ;irc a large proportion who think that a book must necessarily bo rare because it is one hundred yc::rs old or more. "Before the great camloguc was made finds wero occasionally made in tho museum itself, and even now a volume will occasionally be found which has special interest'and value, on account of its binding. In other cases a book will bo found to be in :i binding made up of leaves of some rare work far more valuable than the book itself. Hands Off. Why try to press back a side ache \rttii your hand, as so many do, when an Allcock's Porous Plaster will not only relieve the pain but prevent its return. The best remedy known for weak back, strains, sprains, lameness and all local pains. flrnr In IHInd — Not oneot the hc<i of courv icrfciisaild imitation* i» a* £<xxl 4* the gcnuiak. Allcock's Corn Shields. Alicock'3 Bunion Shields, Hive no equal as > relief and cure for conw mid bunions. A Hungry rcopie. The Australians pass the greater part of their time at the table. At 7 they take tea and broad and biittcr. At S::iO they breakfast on cold meats, chops or steaks, eggs and bacon and tea. At H most of tiiera take a light lunch of beer and biscuit, or tea and bread and butter, according- to their sex. At 1, or 1:30. they dine, and again the teapot conscs into requisition. At ?> afternoon tea is servi-d and swallowed. Frr>m 0 to 7 all Australia, broadly speaking, is taking- its third meal, and again drink- ins 1 tca - Those "'ho stay up at all late sometimes supplement this with a light coiiat.ii-tti a* ;0 P.esidcnl—What are yon looking for? Messenger Koy—"m lookin" fcr the home for indignant single women.— Good N"c«"s. ^THERE is but one A way in tlie world to be sure of having the best paint, and that is to use only a well-established brand of strictly pure white lead, pure linseed oil, and pure colors.* The following brands are standard, " Old Dutch" process, and are always absolutely Strictly Pure White Lead " Anchor,' ' ' ' Southern,' ' "Eckstein," "Bed Seal," ' "Kentucky," "Collier." ^ •* If you want colored paint, tint' any of the above strictly pure leads with National Lead Co.'s Pure White Lead Tinting Colors. These colors are sold m onc-pocnd cass, each can being sufEcitnt to tintispoands of Strictly Pure WUte Lead tbe desired shade ; they are in EO sense ready-mixed pain!*, but a ccmbinatjon of perfectly pure colors In tbe handiest form lo tint StricllyPiire White Lead. Sead tuYpostal card and (CC-oor book o* paint* and color-card, free. Bj-andreth's Pills. A safe and sura r -raedy Coy diseaso* aiising from imparity of the blood. OR.RODRICUIZ SPANISH TREJUMfN I A IVtlMYft* «• HIM-* Gunranlt-cil Cur* f«r LOSt MANHOOD luvJ (IT Mtnidliuc oJlmaifn bulb of youni? luid middle* KKltOHS llPOlluCIDtf WGAk- r.vp, «>— «- ...-.,.••- L , ,-i J I ,,._ ...—.._.. ness, Men-oil* l>o>lllly,Mcbtly ISiibslorAt lutanitv. tCxlimiKtinr: dnunpmid IOP^OIJK>\V< » iiaUrnt. li.vmaH,*l.<> . I'll!'-: OF VOUT" UlttM. or lK>x or « for #."V with wrlft- Lost Manhood S^ ,lrophv. i-If.. Hiri-ly Pll. -,t liv IMIAl'o. Ilio irn- riiniluo JiviiK-dy. WiLll Mrtllpnir'"«mi,i''riorur«. Snul Uy •inn l-'islier. Uiuucist. LOUANSl'ORT. IN 13. "OTr REVSVQ KssToass Made a Man prO-nri'S l he ubovo ro^nJl « id :'O,l:iys. po»vrfnlly and <iinH;ly. Cimii wiu-u .ill niliiTi-f«IL /ountf mi?n will n^ain llu:.r :o*t in.iuln'inl a:nl old aicu \viJl rwovur tli-ir yoi.tliful viunr by unnft JJKVIVO. It unicklynnd liinxl.v -I-KUKC« NVrvons- ness. I.Oft Vjulity. iiuiioic-nc.v, Sislit'y KIIIISMODH,- Lost J'ower. Failitiit Sli-uiory, Waniinir IJIKCUM'S. Olid.. a]] effects of Kolf-ttbr.se: or exrt'-itniHl ii:<ll)ierotion, which unlilJi one lor s inly. l)nsiiH's^oi'7USJ-rin(!t. It not only run-H by e-t.-irtiniint tlin M-at of. discnjiL'.biH isacrc.i- nc-r^-c tonic ,inU blood l>uil<",or.. brlnjz- ililT lincl: tho pinte fflo\v to )>:i.l,- <>h^^lr.s n'-d ro- stontts t!i" (Irv of yontll. It Marilx off .'numity and CoEMtnuiti'in. Insltt im liavmi; K!i\'J VOp DO 'nilu'r. Ii fill I'- 1 run 1 : nl in vi*l iioflii't. By mail. ^3.00 por ijcclinjio, or FIX for ^.".OO, v.'ith i\ positive MTiitur. cunr.uii.v 10 "iiro or rotund (.lie moiioy. Cir-"]ur!nv.' A<Mr:t-.ii • ROYAL MEOiCINL vO.. f,3 fiivcr St., CHICAGO. ILL. 1'Olt HJU.K .'*X P. >'. K"ei'nlliii:, Pnigeist, I.osunsport. j These tiny Capsules are superior to Pah-am m I opai!:a. /~\ CnLohsor liijo-ctioixand I/*\]DlJ CURE IN 48 HOOKS V J/ the somo. diseases without inconvenience. 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