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£z2$£L f -*r$ ^M OF ; 'TIt Tell Your Wife that you have read that Santa Claus'Soap is one of the greatest laborsaving inventions of the time. Tell her that it •will save her strength, save her time, save her clothes. The merits of ^maw|so|p The H. K. Fairbank Company, • Chicago. The Island of Cuba and Its erty-Loving Sons. Lib- Tobacco Smokers Sometimes Yield to tho Power of Suggestion. BUTCH 10 the II»l)lt for Nearly H»« » Century Succumb to tho Alaglo Inilnence of » Manipulator of Afnn. Hypnotic influonco may bo made to serve innumerable uses. Among 1 tho very latest is that of taking away the tasto for smoking. All eonurrocd smokers know what absolute suffering is involved in an attempt to forego the cigar, pipe and cigarette. They may, therefore, be relied upon to take peculiar interest in two ca.ses recently treated by a iipecialist abroad, tho details of which go to prove that if a man desires to rid himself of tho smoker's habit and other « 3 thods fail hypnotic "suggestion" is pable of achieving tho desired result. The first case, says tho Now York Herald, is that of a smoker sixty-three years old, who was a slave to tobacco. Ho begun tho habit at sixteen,, and continued it, without a break, for forty- seven years. Ho lit up as soon as ho woke in the morning, and until he fell asleep at night there were few intervals in which he was not vigorously engaged : in blowing- a cloud. He had made soino attempts during recent years to modcr- '' ate his passion for tobacco, but without success: Tho warnings of his physicians were In vain. They went so far as to tell him that ho was showing symptoms of a lesion of tho stomach, which might turn into a cnncer, and that this was duo simply to his abuse of tho weed. They also promised' him a complete euro If ho - would only stop smoking. But it was of no- use. After making ono or two ineffectual attempts ho resigned himself to ihe inevitable, and smoked more obstinately than ever. At this stage tho hypnotizer—that magician of modern medicine—appeared on tho scene. Ho offered to try tho effects of suggestion. After some hesitation, the smoker consented. lie believed himself a doomed man, but ho was willing to give this last chance of salvation a trial. Tho doctor held up the index finger of his left hand. In less than three minutes tho patient was fully hypnotized. Then the suggestion was made to him: "Your desire for smoking no longer exists. From this moment you .will not give another thought to tobacco. You will smoke no more cigars, cigarettes or pipes. You will refuse all tobacco, cigars or cigarettes that may bo offered you by your friends. Tobacco will disgust you." Tho patient joyously/announced tho axt day that he had not smoked since, Hid that ho had no desire to do so. "To ascertain," said the doctor, 1:1 Ins account of tho treatment, "whether ho was resolved, in accordance with the suggestion of the day before, to refuse any offer of tobacco made to him by another person, I took a box of cigarettes out of my pocket and offered him one. Uo gavo a decided refusal. I begged him to try to smoke, but ho Would not. . Then I lit a cigarette in his presence, and, leaving the opcu box- in front of him, went on to talk of •other matters, but he did not make a single allusion to tobacco. 'He seemed to have forgotten all about it." ; A friend called u few days later to see the former smoker, and, knowing . nothing of what hud taken place, offered him a cigar. It was at once refused, and further the hypnotic subject proceeded, much to the other's astonishment, to make a present to his friend of all his own remaining cigars, declaring that ho could no longer bear tho sight of them. The doctor concludes tho history of tho case by saying that the cure has boon permanent. Tho other instance of this novel use o'f the power of suggestion varied in sotno interesting details from tho first. Tho patient was a man of forty-six, who was an inveterate cigarette smoker, He had bcg.un when fourteen years old and smoked on an -average of twenty cigarettes cv day. He felt that his health was suffering, and last October he was hypnotized at l" s own request. tho liberator* Arc Ajirioa. to Throw Off tho Yoke or Spain - Many Industries Taxed Ont of Existence. [Special Xew Orleans (La.) letter.! In an art gallery in New Orleans is a painting of the .flag of the Cuban liberators of the ill-fated Lopez expedition, which left this city in 1351. The idea was designed by one of the Cuban patriots, from which was made the flag .of the "liberators." It differs. from the original Cuban flae, hut retains the golden key, signifying that it is the "key of the Indies," and adds the single star—the long-cherished dream of a separate republic. By the side of the painting is the portrait of the unfortunate Lopez, who, ia 1851, with about -three hundred "liberators" sailed from'''New Orleans to Havana. The fate ol these filibusters shocked the civilized world. The horrors of Moro Castle, the "Black Hole of Calcutta," were depicted by the few survivors who were returned to the United States on the peremptory de- The suggestion mado to him while in tho hypnotic stato was: "Your desire for -smoking has disappeared. You will smoke no more cigars or cigarettes, and will accept none from others. If you try to smoke a cigarette you will bo ill." Tho hypnotism took place in the morning. The same afternoon the patient felt a desiro to smoke. Ko sooner did ho try to do so than ho was affected with a feeling of nausea and with constriction of tho throat. Ho was,.' obliged to throw away tho cigarette, which he had only just lighted. • fie made no further attempt to smoke that evening, but tho following day he tried on three occasions, and each time with the same unpleasant consequences. So far tho suggestion had only partially influenced hhn. The next day— tho third—it ceased to influence him at all, and ho was able to smoko again as comfortably aa ever. a Forthwith he was hypnotized again, and tho first suggestion was repeated. The result ol the second attempt was all that could bo desired, for from that time to tho present the patient has not smoked. __——— TERRIBLE TIPPLE. The Awfol Ml»t»tee ot 8oro» Liquor-LoTlnj L»bor«rK. "Some years ago," said the roadmaster of an up-country, reports tho New York World, "ft curious thing happened in the freight shed hero which scared the boys terribly. We received large shipments of whisky which aro unloaded at tho junction from ono road and transferred to another. Tho barrels generally lie in tho freight shed a day or two before they are put on board". It is an old trick among freight handlers to knock a hoop a little out of place and bore a hole in tho whisky barrel. After generously sampling tho contents the hole is plugged up and tho hoop knocked into place again. Tho companies often complain of shortage, but proof of the 'milking,' as they call it, is very hard to obtain. "A cask camo in ono day which unmistakably contained whisky, and owing to the'irregularity of tho address it was held for instructions. For several days it lay in tho freight shed, and by means of a small hole and a straw tho barrel-pushers soon tested tho liquor it contained. All of them considered tho flavor to bo remarkably fine. Finally ono of tho more reckless said: "Say,, boys, this barrel will never be claimed. Lot's smash in tho head.' The others soon agreed, and in a jiffy ono of tho men broke in tho head with a hatchet. " 'My Gocll' he shouted, 'there's a man insid'e!' and he fell in a faint beside tho barrel. " 'What!' yelled tho others, and they all made a rush to the cask. Sure enough, there was a man inside, stark naked and with tho top of his head neatly removed, showing tho brain. Some medical students had shipped the body In a barrel of alcohol to a medical professor, and by an error in addressing it the barrel was detained. "Well, this was better than any punishment for tho whisky-stealcrs. That little thing saved the whisky-shippers many hundreds of dollars,-for not a man has since sampled any spirit casks. It was a little too much for them." Trusting M* n ' „ One of the uses of thorns is to protect the plant from animals winch feed on herbage. Says La Nature: Nearly all plants that have thorns .u their wild state lose them after generations of cultivation: H is as if plants brought under the.protection of man gradually laj down their arms and trust themselves entirely to his protection, —Ex-Consul Waller, of Tamatave, Madagascar, made only one report dur- in~ bis term o* office, but it was an uncommonly good report, and urged the establishment of closer trade relations between the United States and Madagascar. He believed that wa could easily make ourselves the chief source of supply for manufactured cotton, greatly used in the island, and he thought the Madagascar government would befriend an American bank il established at Tamatave. GEN, LOPEZ. FATIIEIS OF TJIE LIBERATORS. mand of our government. The press teemed with accounts of the brutal shooting of the men. and the inhumane treatment of those whose lives were spared for a more severe imprisonment. The office of the Spanish consul in >,e\v Orleans was mobbed, the "broad banner of Spain" was torn to tatters, several Spaniards were killed, and the police were called out to prevent a general lynching of Spaniards not in sympathy with Cuban independence. Fragments of this Spanish flag are. yet m the possession.of some of the Cuban Creoles who treasure them as memen- Tho "Cuban league" in this city is about five hundred strong, some of the members being wealthy. They support tho present uprising, morally, and, ft is believed, financially. They are mainly importers of cigars, tobacco and fruits. , , They naturally prefer an independent government, but would accept annexation to the United States rather than to longer endure the oppression of tho "mother country." Cubans have long looked for relief. They offered themselves to Mexico, when she achieved her independence from Spain; and later, to the "Lone Star of Texas," and, after her annexation, sought an alliance with the United States. But the politicians, or military adventurers, were divided as to plans—each district having its leader, and the revolutions were the disorder of the day. Cuba has ever been oppressed by Spain, and, like in most all other instances, has been used as a colony from which to wring taxes. The sugar and tobacco industries were not encouraged, but almost ruined by taxation. Louisiana owes, largely, the growth of her su^-ar industry to the oppressive taxation of sugar in Cuba. Spain taxed the industry so heavily that slave labor was introduced so that it could bo grown with a profit, in that prolific country. Slaves were imported _from Africa, placed in barraccoons, or prisons, •md sold to sugar planters at from SoOO to SSOO each. The Spanish government slivt its eyes to this traffic, and levied a head tax upon each Bo2alAfrica.no (W ild African) that was landed. Tho tax was one ounce of gold, about 817; of which Cuba received one-fourth, the Spanish government one-fourth, and the . customs officers the remainder. When the local plantations were supplied, the overplus was shipped to New ».;' : dr6ve : manv Cuban sti^ur planters, to .; Louisiana, and, slaves being- easily obtainable and cheap, sugar production soon became the loading industry. • By ;i similar oppression Spain almost stifled the tobacco industry of Cuba. The manufacture of Havana and Puerto Principe cigars was, many years ago. -riven to a monopoly, which, of course, was heavily taxed. In order to raise the price to-make a profit, the manufacturers procured the passage of a j bunda for the destruction of tobacco unsuited for the market: which meant all the surplus which the factory did not purchase, and at its own price. This was one method of preventing competition and raising the 'price, but it led to a revolution, and, finally, to a greater competition in Louisiana and Florida. Perique, a Cuban planter, came to Louisiana, and his name was given to the celebrated Perique tobacco; and .for many years "genuine Havana" and "Puerto Principe" cigars have been manufactured in Florida. Several millions of dollars are invested in Florida and in Louisiana in tobacco culture and the manufacture of cigars. The tobacco is said to be as good as the Cuban article, and, if labeled "llavaua," the smoker is none the wiser. ' The New Orleans Cubans state that the native Cubans were generally opposed to the importation of .slaves, as it was their object to increase the white population, and thus gradually revolutionize the country, as was done in Texas. But, with -the importation of large numbers of wild Africans, revolution was impossible, for the fear of insurrections. Whenever a patriot pronounced against Spain the Africans would rise, murder and burn property indiscriminately, not knowing a Cuban rebel from a Spanish oppressor. Furthermore, as it required government troops to keep the Africans in their barraccoons or prisons, and to prevent insurrection, their presence also had a deterring effect upon the Cuban liberators. Spam seemed to understand this, and managed to keep the population nearly equally divided, with a large .contingent of soldiers in the background. Furthermore, she derived a. profit from their importation. But since the'abolition of slavery a system of peonage has existed, which is even worse, for when tho peon has worked out his debt he is east aside, like an old street-ear horse, to starve or die. And the peon is worked much harder and whipped more severely than when a slave, for there is no interest in preserving- him as property.^ The "Cuban liberators" have liberated the African slaves, but, under the present system of peonage, have enslaved themselves—or, rather, all Cubans of the working class. During the second quarter of the present century there were from fifty to one hundred vessels annually engaged in the African slave trade, largely Spanish, with a few Portuguese and American vessels. English factories supplied the manacles with which _ the Africans were handcuffed and chained in the prison ships. Thus the south was supplied, and the year that Texas g-ained her independence a special shipment of 13,000 was landed on the Texas -coast. . Thus, it will be seen. Spam 'introduced slaves into America. It began with Diego Columbus, brother of the great Christopher, who imported to Cuba 300 Africans to work gold mines Then it was found that the climate was TIIE.I,Or£Z FLAG. IFrom ihe only design Knowa to bo in eilst- cnco.l Orleans and to the coast of Florida. But most generally, the slaves were held on the Cuban plantations until thev were somewhat tamed, when tho price would be thus enhanced to SSOO or 83,000 each. It will thus be seen that Spain used Cuba as.a convenient xluiior the introduction of slaves into f i accrtaincnreiu* *"«»6«-^" w "i^' —--.. . . EMON .TONIC • LA JUAN GTJAI.1JERTO GOMEZ, OKGAXIZER OF !" 1 ini! XECRO IIT5UBCEXT3. too enervating for the lazy Spaniard, and the native Indians and imported Africans were made to do all tho work. ' Slavery, however, began with "Saint" Christopher. When he landed in the port there was an Indian village where now stands Puerto Principe. The cacique 'was shamefully treated a^d dany of his subjects were made slaves, and even worse. He named the bay, which some what resembles the ace of clubs, San Salvador, and he' called the island Juaua, in honor of a son of tho king of Spain. But the Indian naiae, Cuba, has ever clung to it. Spanish writers claim that it was on Cuban soil that Columbus, first landed, and they have a temple on the public square in Havana, which they claim is the spot where the first. Christian rite in the new world was performed. It was. however, from Havana tnat the Spaniards sailed and discovered the peninsul;>-of Florida reaching out into the blue" Vaters of the Gulf of Mexico, and this'discovery gave to them "Sew Spain." extending to the Pacific ocean. The Indian stories of fabulous wealth, cities of geld, ever in the distance, lured the Spaniards onward, rather than motives of patriotism. There was very little gold found in. Cuba, not enough to'remunerate even slave labor. The northern side of • the island of Cuba is the coffee district. The island is not so mountainous as San Domingo and Jamaica, but being nearer the tropics, the required degree of heat is found. 'Notwithstanding the peonage svstem the coffee industry does not thrive well, the importers here state, owing to the heavy taxation imposed bvthe Toother country- It will be noticed that in the-mountain districts •"uprising* 7 ' ar* more frequent than elsewtjrr. - for Infants and Children. •HIRTT yc»iV ot»erv»tlon of C*«torl» with th» million* of p«r»on«. permit q» «o «p»»h of ** withont Itii world ha. over known. It )• ... th«m health. It w Child™* Hie. H.:: «t wi.igh t. child'* medicine. CartorU dettroy. Worm*. C»»tori» C«itorU prev«»t» vomittng Soar Curd. PUrrhaa CxtorU TronMn*. C«»toria oniw Conmtjpation an C»»torl» do«« not contate morphine, opinm. or othor aarootio proporfy- Cartorl. a.rii»a«t«. th« food. reiraUto. th« .tornaeh «nd haalthr and nmtnral «l«»«p. ri« i. t l»ottl«>. only. It i Pon't allow any on* to »«U TO" anything el.« on the pl«» or ] that it i. "ju»t >..good" and " will »»gwgrj S«» that yon get C-A-S-T-O-K-I-A. The f«c-mimile of wrapper- Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorta. ICYCLES, HIGHEST OF AO HIGH .-GKADE8. Built and Bnartii..iwi uy me Indiana Co., n Million Di liar corpoiftllon, wno.se-boo.t-to as aood a* gold. r>o not buy H wheel until •»« hii"e "een ihe WAVKRLEY. Catalogue fre«. flood agents wanted '.u _ . n i \i mnr Scorcher 21 M, $85 I, cycle Co., Indianapolis, Ind., <V\ 8Pfc MANHOOD RESTORED-" ^-» J "on ol n famouHl-'roMh physician, will quickly cure you of oil ».»_ e* tion u> .- ., J j ja g Cn( .,. B tivo orwiut. suob-sw Lo«tMruihoiA, "COPIDEHE-" This (treat VOKClnWt? 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In this enervating climate the lower classes are not energetic enough to strike for freedom. Cuban products are similar to those of Florida and Louisiana, an.d, in the event of annexation, it'is a question whether there would not be a cry of "over production" of sugar and tobacco, to ~o detriment of these states. The island is very fertile, GoO miles in length, and about 100 miles wide at its greatest point. It is shaped like, a crescent, looking to the north from its LO-.V bed in the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, toward the "Crescent City" of Louisiana, as if appealing for help from her oppressor-tlie "mother country. J. M. SCA3?I.A3.T>. Tnat broke up tile meeting-. solemnity of the occasion, so thorougflW shaken, "could not be restored,".,aaai there was a speedy adjournment. RETURNED THE COMPLIMENT. Glory to Gideon and Glory to Undo Uar- j tlen ANo< One seldom hears a story more piquantly flavored with the real old >ew England humor than that told about Uncle Gideon Goodwin, who. eighty _ years ago, was one of the characters of < the town. At that time the Methodist^ . used to gather at the houses to hold thet prater meetings, and as Gideon ^as a devout worshiper of that creed he was a regular attendaat One night the meeting was held at the house of. Harlow Harden, and Gideon was there ; la those days excitement ran high, and just as the enthusiasm of the assemblage was wrought to the highest pitch, Uncle Harden, as he was always called, . arose to his feet and, lifting up his hand, shouted ia a voice full of fervor: "Glory to Gideon!" Hardly had the chorus ol amens -which this utterance . called forth died away, when Goodwin,. who thought that the praise was meant for him,-and: was boundto return the compliment, jumped up and said: -Glory to you, too, Uncle Harden. De«li-ocrlvc N Ocean net fishing such as is to be-op- crated oil Ea.y Shore, L. L, is a M«r equivalent to the pound-net fishinp of the Chesapeake. The Chcsapeato pound nets arc tended twice a da-yjbj- mca who drive great flathoats wrifa enormously, long oars, anchor .thar craft beside the pound and scoop'Ont •thc'fish by the bushel. The business regarded as peculiarly destructive-to , the fine game fish of the Chesapeake for the pound nettcr takes whatever comes and spares nothing that, is &£ ^nniiD-h to fry. _ -_. TIic vi'hlntliDK- «>r MnilcaJ Tree. The musical tree is a native of the West Indies, growing abundantly -on- all the islands of that Rroup except Jamaica. It has a very peculiar^shaped pod which is split or opin alon*r the edge, and the wind whisUingr through thousands of these shelMiie- pods produces the sound which gives". the tree its name. A species of acacia, ; which grows very abundantly in One- Sou daa, is also called the " tree,' for similar reasons. 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