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w^lp^l^lfi^ f&f!f&&y&&&$tt&£i^^ Uousandsoi women! SUFFER UNTOLD MISERIES. BRADFIELD'S REGULATOR; ACTS AS A SPECIFIC Bj Aioiwing to Health; Action all herOi-ran- It causes health to bloom, and; joy to reigu throughout the frame. ... It Never failstoReguiats ".My wife hit* been under treatment of lei IHK physleliiiia tljrun Xtttrn. wjthoiit he»t« Aft«r UMlllK thri'o LiOLLlflil Of BUAi)r ir.ljl FKMALK KKGU1.ATOR f be call do her owu ^^ C ook,ng, - n. Ata. BRIDFIELII KKGIMTOKCO., AtUnU, (U. < SoIdbyaruKsl'UatM.Wperboul*). THEATRICAL NOTES. "The Gold Bug" is the title of the musical comedy that succeeds "In Gay New York" at the Casino on September M ItlstheworkofGlenMcDonough and Victor Herbert has furnished the music. It gently satirizes political life in Washington. * * • •Ubert Chevalier, the greatest representative .of costcrdom, - possesses a fund of sly humor. At the Lotos Club the other dny he sold to a young Thespian who wns discussing neckwenr that he believed the actor's favorite scarf was undoubtedly the puff. * * * The very latest theatrical advertising dodge in to be bitten by a mad dog nnd actresses all over the country will shortly have their limbs punctured l>v irate canines. '••Well," said John 0. Sparks, the leading comedian of "On Broadway." -I suppose the public can stand it if the dogs can." * * « Nellie McHenry designs her own costumes. In her new piece "A Night in >-ew York" she wears some startling original ones that are likely to be extensively copied. Miss McHenry will be here this season. * *•' * •• R A. Barnet has been studying the stage" heroine and writes most interestingly about that erratic young person. "If there Is one thing more -than another in this world of fickleness that Illustrates hope undying a'nd steadfastness of purpose," rhapsodizes Mr ; Barnet, "It is the stage heroine. The. hero y- have been said- to have committed enormous crime and the .whole world be turned against him, yet the heroine's little heart tells her he is "Uiltless. And then when he goes away, to be gone twenty or thirty years and fifty peoirte.tell'her. that they :saw him at the Head :o£ his trctopS f all fighting against -fearful: odds, and fifty: mote people- tell herthat'two months after he .-was mortally-wounded they saw him,flung..by:.the villain down a fearful, precipice and: then rgnrand" to\ atoms by-a traln:runnlng;at SO-l'Tniles ionr-ydt she believes him alive- and. that he will return to her. .-It-Is a.beau- tlf.nl.conception-iof 'the fin de sleele playwright .that, such.- a woman 'is not allowed to/.OniK-ont her lonely existence- Unrewarded,' and'.that, the rhero cofne.tlx.back In the last act' unharmed and .the only rightful "heir to properties innumerable. .And It usually happen* that the: day that marks' the' execution of the villain is celebrated.by themar- riage .of:,the:unkiUable hero.and'i:the ever trusting;.heroine..'Ah, these lessons of the stage," -sighs Barnet/ "how- much ~ they '.teach' us!" ."." BAB ON A GOOD NOVEL. She Chats Airily on Books That are Worth Reading. Florida, Orange County., New York, Sept. 3, 180C. In one corner of the piazza;Is a large table, and o'n . : lt repose- the various work baskets attached to the establishment, for we are nil very feminine,, and cither sew, or knit when we gossip about the literature which is approved of at the present time. When •I say "approved of at. the present time" 1 mean that which Is being read just now. Aunt Maria, the busy housekeeper, Is devoted to what she calls -a good novel"; she says she wants something 'that will make -her forget what was cooked for dinner. The re- sequence is, she docs not choose .or intellectual food, either the problem novel, the analytical novel, or the historical novel, but she takes Instead an out-and-out love story, and gloats over it. The fact that Aunt Maria Is nearly l!0 does not prevent her being Interested in tin.- pain suffered by lovers separated for the time, by harsh parents, or the wiles of villians, but united at length in the perfume of orange blossoms, with white satin .and black broadcloth, diamonds, and five bridesmaids, to make the scene picturesque. Naniiy Is having the one great joy of her life, from an intellectual standpoint. She Is reading, for the lirst time, the immortal works of the late Alexiuulro Dumas, pere. The consequence .Is that Nanny is transported to France, has forgotten' entirely about every day life around her when young Jim Johnson appears on the scene; then she tries her best to think that she is Louise de la Valliere and he i« Louis the Fourteenth. . Certainly, the famous Louis was never shyer.than Is young Jim, and after all is there much difference between a king nnd an- ordinary country boy when It comes to the question of first love'.' OLD BOOKS THE BEST. As for me, I nm reading old books over. There are no new ones worth waiter! of "which she' 'wan ted. a : drink, . i . - • .' . ,.'_.. /-* •~f* J -i 1T.11 At was pure. Altogether, George s pictured to me as a tiresome old frump who annoyed everybody .around her. This young fflrl announced tbnt the genius seemed unsatisfied unless she was bothering somebody about something! The same friend, who as a very young but bright girl, hnd rare opportunities for seeing great people, described Ouidn as being overdressed and peculiar. She said that, In France, where she saw her, Mademoiselle de In- Ramie usually rode nrouud on a beautiful horse, wearing a crimson velvet riding habit, with her golden hair hanging loose below, her waist, while her st&'d was followed by about tweu- may some SHOULD TBOSEER NOW. An exchange says: ."In 1872 the •crime of 187.T bad not been perpetrated. Yet the per capita circulation In Tuly of that year was only $13.70. At that time the • country, was supposed to be in a prosperous condition.-: Now It is In a distressed condition. But we have more-money now-than we had Ihen, Thus'on the showing of the sll- verites, we ought to be rich'and'hap- py. Kor Is this all: In January, 1802; the business, condition of "the country was good. Yet at that .time the per capita circulation was $24.70. In January, 1804, which-was the year of Coxey and the Debs strike, the per capita circulation bad risen to- Jf2KCG. Of course, the truth Is .that .the amount of money in a country is only one of the factors which produce prosperity. A country may be well off with very little money, nnd it may bo very sadly on' with a great deal of money." YOUR BOY WON'T LIVE A MONTH So Mr. Gllman Brown, of 34 Mill St., South Gardner, Mass., was told by the doctors. His son had lung trouble, following typhoid malaria and he spent three hundred and seventy-five dollars with doctors, who finally ; gavo him up, say ing:'"tour boy wont live a month." He tried Dr. King's New Discovery and a few bottles • restored him to health and enabled him to go to-work a perfectly v/ell man. He says he owes his present good health to the use of Dr. King's New Discovery, and knows it to be the best In the world for lung trouble. Trial bottles free at B. F. Keesllng's drug store. anything. I nm pessimist enough to think that no good is to be.gained by bothering with tiresome books. I have thought much more of Mr. Gladstone since 1 heard that he advised .people never to read anything that did not interest them. There-used to be an Idea that one should plough through certain books whether they were stupid or not, and force one's self to en- Joy them. That, is nil wrong. That which does, not interest us, will do 'us no good.. Then, too, it Is said the Gwnd Old Man is .given,over to books of all kinds, novels, poetry-and history. He keeps throe going, and when he tires of one, takes refuge In the other. Mr. Gladstone is a reader after roy own heart. -Why don't the people who write books remember, their readers? Why don't they realize that the noye:3 that ha.ve lived have been*so-called romantic books? Who will care for problem novels twenty years from now? AVhat is gained by drawing pictures of loathsome diseases that cannot be cured? Here, I mean moral diseases, but in addition,.there is a fancy, an abominable' one, for picturing people as 111 with real and very.'disgusting mjahulies. Many a book owes its condemnation to its being nasty in its description. ... WOMEN MAKE BOOKS SUCCESSFUL. They are tU.e great.readers of the day, and they don't care to linger over descriptions of physical horrors, especially when they are unnecessary. I don't care for my books to be too fine in their covers, but. I. must confess tlmt I like to see them as I do my friends, in a respectable dress. The ty dogs, varied in their kind and all shrieking in different notes. Since, then, the books of Ouida have been, less of a surprise to me. But why doesn't somebody write A REALLY INTERESTING BOOK? What has become of the people with imaginations? Is there nobody to succeed Duinns or Dickens, Rcnde or Thackeray, Gaboriana or Bnlzac-this mingling may seem odd yet It covers a class of books that Interests everybody. Isn't there anybody who knows how to write a book that will get one up to such a pitch of excitement that ones heart beats quicker waiting for the denouement, and one's blood courses through one's veins, while sympathy, hnte and love are played upon like the string* of a harp In rapid succession? The romantic stories, probable or not, took one out of one's self, and kept alive, the natural feelings. They made people human. Why docs not somebody write something where there is continual change, and where forty pages are not given over to the feelings, thoroughly analyzed, of what the heroine thought of the hero's appreciation of music, live to her disappointment when she found that it did not agree with her, and five more to their last meeting wherein we are gently told how he held his hat, how she looked out from under hers, and how, bidding each other farewell, they walked off or out Into the unknown world? By the time I have reached this point, I have grown to detest the book to such a degree that I trust they stumble and break their necks, so that a sequel becomes Impossible. NONE LIKE THE OLD. v Positively, for real romance, one 1ms to' return to the "Arabian Nights." and for absolute truth to "Robinson Crusoe." Far back, in my memory there is stored the picture of three small children, gazing, with delight at'the representation of a. defiant young man standing before his father, said father being the typical British householder, with mutton chop whiskers, and underneath the drawing Is this Inscription: . "Robinson Crusoe wants to'roam, •My son,' says his father, 'stay at home,'" 'This gives the rythm of the entire story as told in a poem, and which we regarded as the finest that was ever written. Friday, first seen in his Sun ence .between' right and wrong, and: ,fray, .all of the expenses could see why and wherefore be had' butter let It alone—could look Into the future nnd predict bad pains and' medicine bottles-well, all. that; is. perfect nonsense. Out of the mouths of babes jiud sucklings comes a good bit more wisdom than is ever credited to them. I like a novel made like good uuncli- wlth all the proper components, and at the last minute a dnsh of champagne-to givo It life ami sparkle. Due wants the lovers, .the hardhearted parents nnd. the villain/because we know them, and human nature, after all, likes the old things best. Vices and virtues of the old type are more attractive, because they ore the wine today, nnd it Is veiy certain tlwt our romances, if they .ire to .prove interesting, need to have that touch that makes the whole world kin. When Nanny wns away last winter, she made her first visit at a literary house. This is what she said nboutit: "The lady who'kept the salon was tall :md Riiuiit. and was living on vegetables because she was a Buddhist. Her right hand man (bye.the bye, ho was not her husband) was a poet, ami lie talked all the time about the feelings of the Innermost heart; it was exactly'as If hearts were In layers like cream caramels. Then there was a young woman who ' KNEW ALL ABOUT SHAKESPEARE another who did not believe that Shakespeare had over existed, another who thought that Bacon wrote Shakespeare and was helped by-a young actor named William Shakespeare to attend to the stage business. Then There was a lanky young woman who seemed to bo a succession of hollows, and she talked about the days of real love, -hinted about things that were wrong, and wanted to give me the impression that, If she could tell me her heart's story, I would be very much shocked. Personally, I don't believe she had any. Everybody asked you if you had read this or that, and if you said you had and liked it, they disagreed with you, and If you said you had not, then they thought you ought, and anyhow, no matter what you said 'Tacks and Broken glass were certainly ...bad enough, but the tire-wrecking fiend has invented a contrivance which' does tiio work better. 'One was found yesterday. It was a .square block of wood with a piece of cascknife blade about: three inches long :md sharp, as n razor fastened upon the top of it, 'business edge up. This was burled in the ground nnd dust spread over the blade until it was impossible to distinguish it. It wns placed-so that-the blade was at right angles with the road. 'Not, satisfied with merely.puncturing a. tire and cimpelling the rider to have it plugged, this fiend wanted'to destroy, his game'so thiu.it would'be .Impossible to repair it. The finder of this infernal" machine wns a-Brooklyn boy. He was pedaling along admiring the scenery, when suddenly he felt his front wheel begin to bump. Ho quickly dismounted,-and then discovered a keen cut all across .the tire, clear to the rim. The •unfortunate rider at once began .1 search for the object that cut the tire. At first he was unsuccessful, so cleverly was it concealed, but at last he saw the steel shining in the sunlight, nnd he dug up the article th:it caused the trouble. There was no wiy to mend the tire, so tbo wlieelm.-in walked to the nearest station and boarded a. train- for home. Frank T. Fowler offers a reward of spnO for the am-st and conviction of the destroyer." CUT WITH WIRE ROPE. How Stone H to Da Tukcn oot of W> Ea«t4rn Qiurry* : Those who have indulged in deep sea fishing- know how the fish, line cuts "div-'ply into the hard wood of the gunwale as it is hauled in while taut. Even an iron protection, after a time, shows the wear of the rope, which is comparatively soft. This, says .the Detroit' Free Jreas, gives a .-clew to the invention of an Albany qunrryroan for cutting stone. Instead, however, of hemp, 'he proposes to use wire rope, and with this he will carve the marble and stone right out of Us native oed. The wire is wound in strands, and has a very rough surface, powerful machinery gives a strong and steady strain, and. the stone, yielding to the constant •wear," parts,- ,\-et'e Hood's Sareaparllla purifies the bluri overcomes that tired feeling, creates &a appetite, and give* refreshing sleep. paper bound book possesses no attraction for me; though, like all book lovers I really love a book with pictures in it. I want to see what the people, look like. Then they become real to us all From my...illustrated edition of Thackeray I know Becky Sharp. I know Henry Esmond, I know George Warrington and love him, nnd I know Phillip; I know the 'doctor nnd hate him- I know Amelia Osborn and have the 'utmost contempt for. her; I know- George, and realize from bis appearance how necessary a good friend was to him; I know Rawdon Crawley; and feel sorry, for him, and I know all the wicked lawyers and doctors and gloat over them. I am just as. well nc : qnainted, from the pictures, with Lady Dddlock, and the "boofi-r lady," with .Tip, and -with Dora. I have laughed over ,71p, and I have seen David and his aunt driving away, the donkeys. A good book well illustrated, Is-the finest tiling in all the world. -.-. -,.- . ACQUAINTANCE WITH AUTHORS. Personally,' I anv glad not to have known the'people who wrote the books I love. I think I should care less for 'them. . -' ' •.••'• I remember knowing a girl who had met George, Eliot She told me, from that time on, she even hated "Middle-; march!" She saw the great-writer In . : thc -drawing room of an< Intimate friend' and she said that she was the..most"tiresome old woman.she,had ever met. •Somebody had to be closing a door, ,or -.openlni»a window; giving her a shawl , or finding her a footstool rbelng certain •that the' therrabirieter'was at such.a 'point,'anil 'equally, certain" that the day get-up, was one of our special delights, but afterwards, when transformed : by Robinson into a 'civilized being, wearing a high hat and a dress suit, ho became almost Godlike, to our childish eyes. The possession of these clothes we explained in the same way that we did the sort of Mother Hubbard gown worn by Eve in a Bible picture book. We thought they grew on" tree's, and that .very • wise people knew where to find them. The youngest boy of this group hnd an expressed liking for Mr. Crusoe and a very Indifferent FEELING FOR ADAM AND EVE, and when discussion ran very high on their respective merits' a threat to take the'-story book and look It up for a couple of days would-make him give outward reverence,'-at least, to our first parents, though in his heart he considered them what his Mammy : called "poor white trash!" The stories written nowadays'for children ure hot Interesting;' Whnt would a child thluk of a story that meandered oh chapter after chapter as to why the good little boy did not take the-cake? Any boy would know that the reason was because-lie was afraid- of ^.'thrashing, and as for believing that an? small man would refrain from taking sweets because ho had-analyzed the differ- they decided at once that you wrong. When religion was discussed. all sects were found fault with, though one poet said that the Catholic church wns picturesque. He condescended So when he said this that I wondered if he were going to cable the Pope for his thanks! There were three men who had not read anything and they looked frightened. When the others discovered that I had not written a book, or even a fashion article, that I did not paint, or sculp or read in public, one young woman said to me, 'At least you sit at the feet of Carlyle.' I told her •No, I do not, and I find Carlisle tiresome.' After that they let me alone." ' I laughed at Nanny's description and wondered what would have happened if In reality,, anybody had sat at the feet of Carlyle. The, ill-tempered Scotchman would probably^ have kicked them, and the treatment would have been proper. f5on^ (time ago there was A GOOD CLASSIFICATION' made of well-known books, and this list was given.' It was- said that the best sensational novel, was Wilkie Collins' "Woman in White"; the best historical novel Scott's Kenilworth";' the best dramatic novel Charlotte' Bronte's. "Jane Eyre": the best marine novel. Cooper's "Red Rover"; the "best novel; describing .country 'life, -Blackniore's ."Lorna Dobne"; the best military ;nbv-' el,'Lever's "Charles'OMalley" the best religious 'novel, KIngley's "Hypatia"; the best ; sporting novel; W!;yte'-Mel- vllle's "Dlgby Grand"; the best politi : cal novel Disraeli's "Coningsby"; the best novel' written for a purpose, "TJncle Tom's Cabin"'; the best Imaginative' novel 'Hawthorne's Marble Faun"; the best pathetic novel George Eliot's "Silas Mariner"; the;b'est humorous novel, : Dickens' "Pickwick Papers"; the best Scotch novel; Scott's "Rob Roy"; the best English; novel, George Eliot's "Adam Bede"; the besy American' novel! Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter", and the best novel of all, '>Henry Esmond." My opinion In re gard to some of these BABE DIES OF SENILITY. Only Eight Months Old, But Had Heard ami Facial Line* of Old Man. Physicians of St. Louis have discovered "a remarkable phenomenon in the person of a child eight mcnt-hs old which died of senile debility. The child was Herman Robert Burch, the son ol Enoch Burch, a fisherman who lives hi a little cabin on the bank of the Mississippi river just opposite Bellefan- taine cemetery. The child, which was brought to Dr. Randall, of the North Side dispensary, two weeks ag-o for treatment, was a monstrosity. Its body had ceased to grow afterbirth, but the head was fully develop, the face bearing all the marks of an old man. The head was covered with coarse hair nnd on the face was a strangling-beard. Dr. Randal] states that the babe's head was perfectJy developed in every way, even to the bones, which were hard and brittle, as 'with the case of people o) advanced yaars. He did not have a great opportunity to study the case, as his attention had not been called to It until the evolution was complete. During- the time he was watching it, however, he-'searched in vain for a parallel case. All of tie medical works he could find gave him absolutely nothing of 'a similar nature, and the physician has merely let the matter pass as-one ol the strange freaks of nature. SEA SERPENT_NEAR CHICAGO. BIral to Terror of E»«t«r» Summer B«- •orU DUportlne In U»k« HlohlKkn. Chicago has at last- produced a sea eerpent. The pellucid waters of Lake Michigan and the sewage that floats Into them, have been, lashed into foam by the tail of a reptile 125 feet long- and with. a : .head':inore hideoiis;tlian rtat of the average eea serpent. This is what three truthful, Chicago persons,, say.; When list' seeri' the snake'wa' , we," ,- with smooth edges. --'-It would be easy enough to cut the blocks after (.hey arc reiaoved-from the quarry but where, the cleverness of the inventor conies in is devising mechanism that can, be applied to the stone while in tHc quarry.. This is effected by sink- iM" two parallel channels in the quarry to'a depth of little greater than that of tlic lowest' leveJ of the stone to be cut. Tlii.- channels may be from 2 to 100 feet, or more; apart. At the bottom of each is made a small hole to, receive d" ta* i-r'd« of the shaft* of the machine. Itua i.'tlie only preparation of the quarry that is necessary. The ropes, whJrcJj. are coiled on huge drums, are then r.r.s-scd around the channels, and as tie clmros revolve the cutting: proceeds, Suitable brakes arc provided for tho regulation, of tie speed and P«*sure. The ordinary speed of the strand is 600. f.ut a minnte. so that a, mile length of it pa.ws in six minutes. While the strand is moving, crushed stone or rhiik-d i-hot and water can be intro- chiwd to increase the attrition. Far better, however, than either of these is a composition obto.ined from the tailir^s of a magnetic iron, separator, 111 1 i 1 1 & iii*»fj •*•------- •• v-Lrch costs about one-tenth as much as the chilled shot. It does not lecve the IhK-s caused by the shot, and it can be used over and ove A. Joyful towards the .classic-precincts of Evanston, which is a_prohibition neighborhood and not given, to.worship.ing at the shrine'of snikes. " ' ' '"" .Jacob'Allow; James McGcy and John McAJlister alLsaw tte.sea serpent. .They, •Wer'e'wandering 'along the" beacli when tl»e'.'Bnake'-'hove : irito"\-iew.-' : Accbrding' to. these :.vera»iou* chroniclers the ; aer-- pent has. eyes, like, saucers,., tee.th that were long nnd'frigli«ui;and a series of tongues! that tiuhgf!out-'6f the'cre'».tiire > a mouth and'.reaemb)ea-n lambrequlnv.lt: was covered, with gr.een scales as large as dinner' plates, and appeared to be in a bud humor. " ...... MICA, FIELDS. WELCOMING A RIVER. Occasion to the People o* A Portion of Pern. lii the long coa-stol desert of Peru, which is some 2,000 miles in length, bul onlv J20 miles broad at its widest part, the rivers, Ma.j. A. F. Sears says. disappear in tie dry season and begin to flow nguin in February or March when rain folia in the Cordilleras. One of the most important of these rivers is the Piura, the return of whose waters is welcomed with great rejoicings by the Inhabitants of it* banks. About the time when "the coming of the river is expected, says the Youth's Companion, eager inquiries as to the progress of the water are put to all persons who chance to come from the bead of too valley and when the water approaches the town of Piura processions go out to .meet it, .and escort' its first trickling stream down the dry river-bed with, , music and fireworks. At the outskirts of the city thousands of people greet its arrival. The.-#UleyofthePiurais6!«d bv Maj. Sears to produce excellent cot. -ton, although its possibilities in this respect are not well developed for lack . of systematic, irrigation. Once in. _a period of irom five to seven year« rain foils upon the coastal plain, whereupon, • with magic quickness, grass and flowers cover it, and cattle browse in Itt pastures, but in a few weeks everything withers, and desolation reigns once more upon the barren sands. • . LON.GS rO,_BE_ /A; SLAVE, A Southern Negro Who Want, to Go I«t* liondtie Again. Some of the. fetters that Mayor Thacher gets are curiosities m tneir way People from out of town who wish to-find out anything in the city oil Alba ny .-'invariably ; wnte letters toj**; . aiayor.'-'lt doesntTnake any difference what the information desired relate* to, the mayor, they think, ought to know. says the Albany Argus. A letter was received from a negro down south,, who, Mr. Monahan. books differs with that given; but taken all around it Is a very good' compilation. I luive heard that, If cast upon- a ; desert Island, a man might -be satisfied, intel- lectunlally.'-with Shakespeare and the Bible^ : A : ma'n might,' but 'a woman would not be. If I were cast upon a desert island;'which the Lord'forbid, I should want Thnckeray, Dickens, Balzac. Dumas, Mrs. Browning and Tom Moore, nnd then I could say good bye to air troubles, and on my 'little island, have a 'good time with'-myself and BAB. Prlnclpul Sonrc. of United TJtmtw SapplJ . . . I«, In North Carolina. ; ;,-..;-,The 'wild' and ','ap'paren'ily worthless ' reion ai-untf Bakersville, N. , mounti'ar, region ai-puntf Bakersville ''''or A PUNCTURE FIEND. SICK HEADACHE Positively cured by theao Little EJiUfc - ,-jj • They abo relieve, bistres* from Dyipepsla, Indigestion and Too-HearJy.Eatinj;.:.; A per. fret reniedy-tor, Piziincii, .Nau«)a»il>rpwsi: ne*s, Bad Taste intne.Jiouth, Coated Tongue Pain In the Side, TORPID UVER. They Regulate the, Boi^i.. Purely, ^egetibte..^ Small Pill. Small Do«e. " Small Prlo«. Howard B.'Hnsk«tt, the fistic feuille- tonist and main sprocket of the wheel on the New York World, a.-"gent ns It is n pleasure for to ineet"'ns-O.'E. Connolly puts-It, .thus treats u new species of puncture fiend recently discovered In Brooklyn: "The meanest man on earth is 'Still 'doing business on the -Merick road, but be will be caught sooner-or later,for men from Louis ,T, Beck's detective agency are after him. A generous firm-of cycle.manufacturers are:at the bottom of the deal. If the miscreant Is caught this firm will cl/eerfully de- ., tHe Uriited''8tates. •'• Mica'-min'ing is 'one of the; greatest industries: in 1 -North Carolina. and '-has. yielded '.fortunes to* those, engaged.: in, it.- Mica is ..found-in all sorts of blocks of .various thickness and shapes! and .can" DC .split up and respht. until it becomes .the 'thin transparent, flcsiWe'-'woifef ! b'f 'commerce, • The material is by nature imbedded in or scattered through .the. feldspar in masses' large and small; close together or far apart, and is blasted from the rocks by means of dynamite, the purer veins be- : ing found between walls of slate. The average size is about four by six inches, although rare, sheets of 24 by 28 inches are-sometirnes found. The electrical industries -are -large consumers of mica, it being invariably used as an iasulat-. ing material on all Mgh voltage armatures and, for various other purposes. Don' the Earth Move? One of the wonders of the coming Paris exposition will be a SGO-foOtrtower, in which the scientists will experiment with a pendulum to 'ascertain, if it : is possible to detect or deirionstrate the motion of the earth. A similar experiment was once made by Foucault under the cupola of :the Pantheon, but the re- Bult was.far from-satisfactory;. In the coming. experiment the-pendulum will be 350 feet in length,, with, a steel globe •weighing '180 poun'ds at its end. . ... ..... •'! : r«w:Ko»«U In Brmnll.' According to Mulhall the vast territory of Brazil.is aJmostilestitute of pub- away ,, says,: has-been dead for 30 years-^Ot literally' 'i con>se- *«<• deceased a» fir so his grip on hustling, progressive nineteenth.. century ~Hfc was concerned This-'man believes that slavery-is still an institution in this great land, and is ignorant.of the gloriowi lact that the master's whip hasn't cracked for 80 years He never heard of the. president • proclamation..**^ knew thattne north had whipped the nontb, and:.that 1,000,000 lives had been 1 sacrificed to' free the slave. lirliis letter to' the mayor th.s colored man asked to be brought north and sold back into slavery. There Is no question that he found it impossible to live, in the south, and longed, ngam for the irresponsibility from self-support , of slavery days whfch he thought still flourished in the south. BEAU BRUMMELL. At the Grove of it F»mon» Dandy and Wit. English visitors -to Tilly-Rur-Seulles having satisfied their curiosity, turn to Taen where lie the bone;; of nn Englishman. who has left behind an immortal reputation as a dandy and a wit. Eton Brunivcell, nfter having been t.he- friend of the printe regent, died in poverty, a friendless imbecile. Bora m 177S, George Bryan Brummcll was edu- cnled.at Eton, where he made a name for social aplomb, readiness of repartee mid fastidious' ncaiJ)C5s in dress. He went to the Oriel college. Oxford, fora vears. Tic was presented with a coronet- veura. iic M *«> |« i-*"'"»--— •• •-. cy by the prince of Wales in the lenth Hussars, and for some years enjoyed the friendship of the prince, who waa ' -' George IV. At. last they lic- highways. Brazil:; <»: somewhat larger than -the, United : Sta,tes,, having an area of 3,209,878 square miles. There •re onlv 700 miles of public highway. afterward lieorgc iv. n.n. «•••-". .---" qucrrelcd, but "Be:».u" Brummcll held his own in society until gambling los«» inadc ; hhn flee the country. In 1830 be ippointed Ilrlish consul at Caen. •iin«ri-closf-a round him, nnd in Bis May; 1S35, be. was c-*t into prison .pirifr seemed,to.h f ,-e been Broken and .m In 1S37 he sh and died at, the of ihc Bon

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