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LET US CELEBRATE. "fWhy "Washington's Birthda; Should Be Observed. • Undoubted Virtues of the Futlior o HI* Country—A Name Respected In All Parts of the World—Facts TVortU Conftiderlng;. • • So many good reasons exist why the •""birthday of George Washing-ton shoulc 1>e celebrated everywhere within th Jimits of the United States, that it is 3ike threshing 1 over old straw to rehears' them, but a few, says Golden -Days, rna] , "be briefly noted. Be was our first President; he served r for two terms with honor and distinc skft*on, and as a private citizen he lived a life beyond reproach. This is the verdict of history, al though history also chronicles that dur- <s Ing his lifetime Washington had numerous enemies and was the subject of 'bitter attacks. His generalship was 'severely criticised, and the Continental ? ' Congress discussed the advisability o: THK FA1HEE OP HIS COUNTEY. lis removal from the command of the army; during his Presidential term he k iras accused of monarchial tendencies, «nd all through his life he was taunted with being an aristocrat at heart. The truth seems to he that Washington was not a genial man in public or •* private life. By nature quiet and reserved, increasing years and the habit of authority brought a certain gravity and dignity, which was generally mistaken for haughtiness. But. time^has hidden or explained away tis faults, and-we now see only his tmdoubted virtues: A He is -now .held in love trad reverence as the Father of Ms Country; and perh aps -the only, man •whose birthday can be celebrated in *very section without giving rise to discussion or dispute. Even in-England the name of Washington is received with marked respect and admiration, and linked with their •own great Generals, Marlborough and Wellington. The boys are the chief celebrants of Washington's birthday, perhaps be- -canse they hear so. much of him in school as a great mua and as a model to fce copied after. In another and quite •unique way, Washington's birthday acts as an educational factor. When a schoolboy first encounters the statement that Washington was born on February 11, 1732, he is apt to be amazed. He knows quite well that the birthday is celebrated on February 22, and if he is a bright and inquiring boy, the discrepancy in dates wiU arouse his curiosity and set him to hunting up the «ause. He will discover that our ancestors •undertook to regulate the earth by our watches and that it would not work. They would have the earth revolve in exactly 305 days, 6 hours, but it per- slated in revolving in 865 days, 5 hours, 48 ininutes and 50 seconds. In the course of centuries the earth liad lost eleven days, so they said; in reality the people were eleven days ahead of their calendar. At any rate, eleven days had to be added to the calendar date to rectify.the error. • . This was done hi England and her colonies in 1753 by a royal decree. Washington was horn in 1732, when the old'-' style of reckoning prevailed; ;we Use the new style, and very properly have changed his natal day to Februa- jry 22. In learning this the bright boy can tnot fail to learn something of astronomy, a noble science, and also some in- ~teresting facts of history. He will learn liow this error of the calendar is guarded against in the future, what a leap year is and why all centennial years— 1900 for instance—are not leap years. These are facts worth knowing, and so, if there are no parades in town, no skating or other sports, and our bright hoy has to stay at home, he may still enjoy Washington's birthday in storing up useful and interesting knowledge. PRESSED FLOWERS. at tli« The Wonder of Wonders. When Mr. Lough ton was Spanish Consul at Boston he was one day standing near where some ballast-stones were being thrown overboard from a vessel that had recently arrived from a European seaport. Among this rubbish was a flint pebble somewhat larger than a hen's egg, which, when it struck some of the larger stones, separated in the middle. Mr. Loughton stooped and picked up the two halves. On each half, in marks made by the natural growth of the stone were two perfect human heads in ; profile, all of the outlines of features and hair being perfectly distinct, the natural portrait being much darker than the surrounding stone. The most surprising part of the whole incident is the fact that •even though the two halves fit together «xactly, one of the faces was clearly that of a male, the other that of a female. Even the putting up of the hair was appropriate to the sex; yet, in the stone, they were face to face. That Is Proverbial. Mrs. Fangle (reading a fashion article) —The divided skirt is losing favor. Mr. Fangle—That proves the truth of the old proverb. Mrs. Fangle—What old proverb? • Mr. Fangle—United we stand; divided we fall.—Judge, A Proposed California Eihlbit World's Fair. A movement is soon to be inaugurated, the result of which, thinks the San Francisco Chronicle, will greatly benefit California and form one of the most .attractive exhibits at the Chicago world's fair. The movement is being arranged by some of tho leading educators of the State and will be under the direct supervision of local boards of education. It is proposed to make a grand floral exhibit at Chicago, and it is suggested by those interested in the movement that the State Superintendent of Schools, under a special appropriation of the Legislature, shall award a money .prize to the school district in the State furnishing the best collection of California flora. It is further proposed that in each ischool district a sub-prize shall be offered the school making the best collection, and still another prize to be awarded by each school to the Individ-' 'ual pupi] who collects, preserves and ar"ranges the best collection of flowers and ferns, all to be pressed and mounted, with their common and botanical .names. This plan would result in the formation of a collection of State flora, representing all species and varieties, from the Sierras to the marshes and lowlands of the coast. The movement if properly carried out will give .every school pupil in the State to understand that he is contributing something to the great world's fair at Chicago. Prof. W. A. Sanders, who is interested in the movement, says that while on a visit to the Yosemite last summer he found professional collect- RHODODENDBON OCCTDESTALE. ors selling pressed rhododendrons to tourists under the name of azaleas. The common name of laurel has been incorrectly applied to both the Rhododendron Californicum and the Rhododendron Occidentale. .The last named is a most beautiful flowering shrub which covers the hillsides of the Sierras at from 3,000 to 6,000 feet altitude with its masses of beautiful, fragrant flowers during June and July. It attains a height of a dozen feet. In its magnificent display of flowers it surpasses the Einest oleanders in beauty and profusion. It is unknown even to the majority of Californians, and this and other specimens of California flora would attract much attention at the world's fan-. It is proposed that after the display of State flowers is made at Chicago ;he whole collection shall be presented to some great educational institution or museum. . AN IMMENSE KITE. , and It I» Elg-hteen by Twenty-rive Feet, Weighs Five Hundred pounds. The citizens of the hamlet of Durham, Teen County, are the proud owners of a mammoth kite, which they confidently assert is -the largest in the world, and was built, moreover, . with the most worthy intent of any ever flown, at east since tlje days of Ben Franklin. After considering at many private meetings what plan could best be -adopted for raising funds to build a church at Shady Glen for the use of the wurists that spend the summer months here, the citizens concluded to make a mammoth kite, and then ask of all spectators, when the kite was put on exhibition, a fee of 25 cents. Accord- 'ing-ly early in March last they beg-an work, and on March 20 the thing 1 • was done and ready to fly. The frame consists of two main sticks 28 feet long-, weighing 1 100 pounds each, and two cross sticks 21 feet long, weighing 75 pounds each, all of these sticks .being 2x0 inches in thickness and breadth. This frame is covered with a sheet of sail duck 25x18 feet and weighing 55 pounds. The kite's tail contains 155 yards of muslin, weighing 50 pounds. There are nine guy ropes of different lengths weighing 20 pounds. The rope by which the kite is flown is a half inch in diameter and 2,500 feet long. The total weight lifted by the wind when the kite is in air is over 500 pounds. The kite cost $75. It has been flown four tunes, rising once to a height of 1,000 feet. It required six men to handle it, • and even then the six had to use a stationary reel for the rope—a reel improvised from an • old mowing machine. The kite was made by John Vanderbilt of New York and the Elliott boys of Shady Glen. JUST LIKE PARIS. Permission Asked to Erect Kiosks In the Streets of Now York. At the meeting of the New York board of alderman a petition was pre- sentqd in behalf of a company who ask the privilege of erecting convenient booths—or, as they are called in Europe, "kiosks"—on the public thorough- A PROPOSED KIOSK. fares. The petitioners propose to pay $25 annually for each booth, which is to be of tasteful design and built of glass and iron in a substantial manner. The booths, in addition to the conveniences, will be so arranged as to sell flowers and periodicals and be let to newsdealers, who will be charged not more than SO a year rent. In consideration of this low rental the lessee is to keep the booth clean and in perfect order, well lighted and free from objectionable characters. Such booths have proven a success in Paris, Vienna, Berlin and other European cities, and the projectors see no reason why they shoxild not be introduced in New York, particularly when a good revenue for the privilege is given to the city. The authority of the board to grant the privilege was questioned by some of the members, and President Arnold referred the petition to the law committee. An English Distinction. "Is Lord Higgley a gentleman?" "No, indeed: He's a lord."—Ptick. IF fowls have free access to the manure heap they will pick up much grain that would otherwise go to waste. To be Robbed omcaltli By a pestilential climate, by a vocation entailing constant exposure, pnyslcal overwork or sedentary drudgery at the desk, Is a bard lot. Yet many persons originally possessed of a fair con- stltutlpn suffer this deprivation before meridian of life Is passed. To any and all subject to con- dlilons Inimical to health,no purer or more agreeable preservative of the greatest of earthly blessing 0 can be recommen' ed than Hosteller's Stomach Bitters, which inures the system to climatic change, physical fatlgud and mental exhaustion. It eradicates dyspepsia, the bane of sedentary brain workers, Tpreaerves and restores regularity of the bowels and liver, when disordered from any cause, annihilates fever and ague and prevents It, checks the groih of a tendency to rheumatism and uout. and neutralizes the dan- er to be apprenended from causes productive of kedney, bladder a> d and uterine ailments. To be convinced of jhe truth of these statements, It Is only necessary to give this sterling preparation an Impartial trUl, toI9 Has Joined the Throng. DAYTON, TKNN., a beautiful town of 5,OCO in- Habitants, located on the Queen ind Crescent Route, 2&3 miles south of Cincinnati, has hitherto kept aloof from the excitement attending the boom of the New South; but the possibilities offered by a town already established with an inexhaustible supply of coal., iron and timber, and with cokeing ovens,blast furnaces, factories and hotels in operation, were too great to escape the eye of the restless capitalist, and a strong party of wealthy men from Chicago. Chattanooga and Nashville, in connection with prominent banking firms in New England, have formed a company to be known .as the Corporation of Dayton^ for the sale Of town lots, the establishment of industrial enterprises, etc. - It is an assured faot that within six months Dayton will have another railroad from the feouth-east, which will make it an important junction and'transfer point for nearly one-fifth of the freight and passenger traffic between the Great North-west and the South-east, In addition to this it is located on the Q i and C., one of the largest and most important of the Southern Trunk Lines; It is in the midst of the fertile and beautiful Tennessee Valley; has already an established reputation as a prosperous and s. e manufacturing, town and some additional strength as a health resort. The strongest firm at present located there Ts the Dayton Coal & Irou Co., an English Corporation, wr*o have built a standard gauge railroad to their mines, nnd own 20,000 acres of good coal and iron and timber land, just West of and adjoining Dayton. It is proposed to have a Land Sale ^December 3rd, 4th and 5th, and special trains will be run from New England also from the important cities of the North and North-west, which will undoubtedly be a great success, as tie plan is to discourage extravagant prices and put the property in the hands ofthe people atajmcc where thcj can alTord to hold and improve it. Kxcurston tickets, Cincinnati to Dayton and return, will be sold by agents QUEEN AND CRKS- CKNT ROUTE and connecting lines North. Four through trains daily from Cincinnati without . liang-c of cars. A Spring aiediclne. The druggist claims that people call dally for the new cure for constipation and sick headache, discovered by Dr. Silas Lane whlla In the Bockj Mountains. 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