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tbj cres Devoted to the Cul-
/ation of Rose Trees.
|rc several times bad occasion to
|o famous Park of Roses at
lays a traveler produced in the Literary there
| The flowers
Hi I most beautiful iu the world.
I banks of the Var are bordered
[jj'ne [are of hills of some the height,
prolonged as far as sea.
Els on the left bank aid iu pro-
| the whole plain of Toward Nice from the
hi extremity of these hills, on
oh, alluvial soil, is the Carras
k iu which aro the principal
gardens of Nice. In that
| [of , also, a little higher up on the
tho hill, is the Josephine
res t>r Park of Hoses,
i roses arc cultivated exclusive-
tale iu winter as cut flowers.
1 the twenty-eight or thirty
ivliich the property comprises,
Jen acres arc devoted to thepur-
ol forcing the rose trees, and
sJcovcred with numerous small
en houses or extensive hotbed
Acs, lone or the other of these be-
, jalwlys iu use for furthering The total the
of tho flowers.
covered with glass exceeds
ware meters, or an acre aud a
fc-aWv, it is during the months
1 ^-e lliat sale, from November to
the principal harvest 00
ii even in the spring and stun-
Je very beautiful roses grown
ilieiter are in demand by deal-
iliese rose3 arc the only ones, or
Ithe only ones, which show a
[of perfect lint, exempt on the
\ petals from tho discoloration,
1 niug aud folds which are causer
an bite of cold, too warm sun-
or the prolonged action of
|ng the summer the movable
c Jf I the green houses arc taken the
and there remains only
pof, which protects the flowers
proprietor and founder of the
hment is Antoine Mari. It
said that tho most striking
p of his mode of cultivation is
iplicity of the means employed
Sir perfect adaptation to the
I jbe attained, which is to obtain
mdaut and continued produc-
flowers without great expense
ithout exhausting the plants.
(Be bush, as is known, does not
> a high temperature. Certain
ks, like that of saffron rose,cou-
j> put forth buds and flowers all
long iu Provence, aud well-
led roses of that variety can be
1 [at the end of November even Mr.
climate of Paris. At
Idace the rose trees are planted
In three lines, parallel to each
for tho bushy variety, or, in
NffiSHi ■If, 1 something the like Mareclial grapevines, Niel.
■ lire sheltered by frames just
lough above the ground to al-
a man walking about inside.
Iieight of tho season, from De-
[ lends 15 to April 15, the Park of 500 of
i away an average
loses a day.
I The Virtues of Saffron,
ko virtues of saffron whole vol-
ptve been devoted, references
|o of the more important of
kre given in Canon Ellacombe’s
Lore and Garden Craft of
bcare,” where there is a long
rfhi the subject. The plant was
*nsed for diseases of the lungs,
j came its title of Atiima pol-
li for assisting the eruption of
p smalt pox, etc., (iu measles
[1 occasionally prescribed;) as a
and general stimuleut, and as
r e and strengthencr of the
f 1 - To his last (supposed)
[is use in “meats” “comforteth is due. Lyte the
Pt so taken it
r> and causeth good digestion,
pden in wine it preserveth from
(nitre, fniicss.” It was also used as a
and it still enters largely
Pnc pop flar receipts for “mak-
The most extravagant notions of its
powers were formerly held, and some
old wiiters went so far as to terra it
the king of vegetables. Even so late
“V," 6 “ idd 10 0t t " 0,a8t “"''"7.“
held prominent . place in official
dispensatories, but it has now come to
be used only as a coloring and flavor-
mg agen , being medicinally almost
inert, its property (such as it is) being
mildly stimulative. The medical
00,^1 has recently hat, under discus-
sion the propriety of omitting it alto-
gather from the next edition of the
British Fharmacopffiist as a useless and
expensive thug [Notes and Queries,
Necklaces of Mummies’Eyes.
Speaking c , . of ~ .... things that . „ are not
what they pretend to be, yon may re-
member what a talk there was a while
ago about necklaces aud other orua-
meats composed of the eyes of Perav-
iun mummies. Tlieir structure was
iihe that „ £ pearls, each o„s being a.
aggregation of successive enveloping
layers; their color was-from golden
yellow to golden bronze, aud they
were found to bo susceptible of a very
beautiful polish. As a matter of fact,
however, they are merely the crystal¬
line lenses of the eyes of large squids
or cuttle fish. In the rainless rcigon
whence they were obtained, the
corpses of the dead w r ere dried in a
sitting posture on the salty sands and
nitro beds, often thousands iu one
place. Being thus exposed to the pub¬
lic gaze, cuttle fish eyes were placed
in the 01 bless sockets of the mummies
to render their appearance more attrac¬
tive. For this purpose, each spherical
lens was cut into two hemispheres.
Sometimes the colors in these remark-
able bodies are in alternate bauds, like
Mexican fire opals. — [-Washington 0
W hy Cooks W ear Hats.
Some people wonder why cooks in
liotels and restaurants wear high white
duck , , hats. . , Millers, it ... is said, wear
white hats to keep their heads warm,
but chefs, one would suppose, work iu
s„c„ ho. kitchens that headgear would
be unnecessary. Here is what the
chief in a well-known cafe has to say:
“Wear it cap?” lie asked. “Cer-
tainly I do. I would as soon 110 I
wear a coat on tho coldest winter day
as not wear a cap in the kitchen. You
know, the doors here arc frequently
opened, as they are in every other
hotel and cafe's kitchen, and the cooks
are subjected to a sudden draught. I
have seen many cooks who never wore
a cap, but they are invariably troubled
several times of year with neuralgia
in the head, anil besides, their hair
falls out from the heat of the ranges.
Cooks who wear caps are never
troubled in that way, and for that
reason most of them have some cover¬
ing on their heads when at work.”—
[New Y'ork Advertiser.
Opium in Lettuce.
A sort of opium is obtained from
the common lettuce. The scientists
give it a long name, and delare that
they find important differences be¬
tween the opium of the lettuce and
the opium of the poppy; but, for all
practical purposes, the one is identical
with the other. Every one who has
eaten lettuce knows how sleepy it
causes him to become an hour or so
after dinner, and the older the lettuce
the greater the sleepiness, for in ma¬
ture lettuce the milk juic3 is well de¬
veloped, aud all the prouerties of the
17 i ii
opium arc present. I here probably
wuere . any one
has never , been a case
died from opium poisoning by eating
lettuce, but this proves nothing, for
poppy leaves may be eaten with as
much impunity as lettuce.
Spider Thread for Telescopes.
The ingenious astronomer captures
a common garden spider and places
iiiui the end of a twig. Then lie
startles the spuler, who immediately
drops toward the ground, throwing
out a web as he goes. The astrono-
Wheu 1 the , 1 ./, spider - n ;,l or has In* got trot a a little mue
tear way down (tOWll) produces pruuuuu a Wire,
which he begins to twist the
on ' ° spinning,
thread. The spider continues
aud the astronomer goes on twisting
the threat!, and, when he requites it,
unwinds it from the wire as he would
twist. British astronomers, it
cotton their confreres
may be added, envy
in Australia, for there is a spider
which spins a thread of three cords;
the British spidei => thread contains
five cords and is aporeciablv thicker,
The Yisible Stars.
There seems to be little doubt that
number of visible stars is realy limit-
th, to“u n m”r 0 o“ a «.r“LhiSlTil tu’J
largest telescopes cannot exceed 100,-
°°0»000. This is of course a large mun-
j^ er \kut compared with an infinite num-
proved mathematically—aDd the demon-
stration is a very simple one—that were
number of stars really infinite and
brightness ot tin sun. Far from being
the case, the amount of light afforded by
ness of the background on which they
are scattered is sufficiently obvious.
The number visible to the naked eye,
even wirh very good <yesight, is not
only comparatively but absolutely small.
Some unreasonable people think that
the number visible in this way is almost
the sky for instance, in the “Square of
Pegasus”—will, I think, couviuce any
foundation ^.llr in fact. mere- The
C y which has no
number visible to average eyesight exceed on an
ordinary night does not much
4,000 for both hemispheres. For excep¬
tionally keen eyesight and a very clear
sky we may perhaps allow a total of 10,-
000 for the whole starsphere above, or
5,000 visible for any one place at small one
time. But surely this is a very
number, scattered over, the whole ex-
panse of the heavens. Five thousand
men could easily be placed on a small
field without touching.— Gentleman's
Australian Ballot Law.
Francis S. Dutton was the framer of
the Australian ballot system in 1851.
In his wildest dreams it is circumnaviga¬ not possible
that he foresaw its globe adopted by Bel¬
tion. It has cow been
gium, Italy, Greece, Canada, and almost
by the United States. On the heels of a
reform ballot in Massachusetts, in effect
in 1888, came similar enactments by the
W? 4 ™? of Indi " na ’ Monta " a ’ lihode
island, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Minnesota,
Missouri. Michigan and Conncticut. In
1890, Washington, New York, Mary¬
land, New Jersey and Vermont
adopted laws very similar to that adopt-
* n Massachusetts, and in 1891 Ar-
kansas, Cali ornia. Colorado, Delaware,
Idi)ho> Illino | B< Maine,Nebraska, Nevada,
New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oregon, South Dakota and West Virgin-
whose legislatures were in session, pass-
ed laws either conforming to the tirst-
framed secret ballot law or at least took
steps looking to that end, so that on
November 8, 1882, but nine States will
vote as of old.
A Wolf’s (Jneer Conduct.
An extraordinary occurrence is report¬
ed from Monsac. Betweeu that village
and Couza a little child of five was play¬
ing in front of its mother’s cottage,
when it was suddenly attacked by a large
gray wolf which had emerged from the
neighboring wood. Tho beast picked the
up the infant and trotted back into
forest, but fortunately the burden was
rather heavy, and on the neighbors—at¬
tracted by the child’s cries—coming to
the rescue the wold dropped Telegraph. its prey
Prejudice Against Red Hair.
The prejudice against red hair is
both ancient and widespread. For cen¬
turies the popular notions throughout all
Europe associated hair of this unlucky
color with villiany, untrustwortbines*
and deceit. Iu Henry Bebel’s “Collec¬
tion of Proverbs,” published in 1512, oc¬
curs the following: “Proud are the snort;
untrustworthy the red-haired.— St. Lou¬
If Yon Breathe Poison,
No less than if you swallow it, it will impreg¬
nate and destroy you. If you live or sojourn
In a malarious locality, be assured that you
must inhalo the germs of diseas ■. Nullify and
render these harmless with the grand antidote
to malar a, Ho-t tt r’s Stomach Bitters, which
is als > a potent remedy ior indigestion, liver
complaint, costiveness, rheumatism and de¬
To fret and to'l after luxury or the means to
have it is a species of suicide.
Many persons are broken down from over-
work or household cares. Brown’s Iron Blt-
ters rebuilds the bile, system, aids digestion, re- A
moves excess of and cures malaria.
splendid tonic for women and children.
Luxury shortens life; comfort and content¬
ment prolongs it.
If afflicted with sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thomp¬ bott
son's Kye-water-Drutrg'sts sell at 25 ■ per !e.
M Jacob A. Kunkel, a re¬
^ liable farmer of Mount
Ro yaL York Co .,Pa.,tay.
®| £y fy that a running sore of broke
V^.^V ont on th ® leg
^ CTl^V^^keL^henhewas5 old. II® could not walk. yca^a
Milton A. Kuukel. Two years ago they and be-
^ ]nR b:m no Sartaparilla
In a short time the»orphealed he is at up^,be 13 vearsi retramea live-
fv perfect health, and Kunkel now, “We all con-
and rugged. chre litUe Mr. ohort aays: ../« miracle.”
tlood'* PUT* cure habitual constipation by
restoring action of the alimentary canal.
1 •S?k 11 3 > RHEUMATISM
> ; NEURALGIA
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treatise on origin, cauees, na¬
ture. varieties, prompt rt'icf
ana a niost infalubie cure, sent
for Tie. nickel. No stamps.
Write to K. N. BLABLES,
New Baven, Conn.
A Biblical Command.
A Gardiner (Me.) man says the reason
so many three and four masted schooners
are now being built is the fact that the
sailors have just got on to that Bib ical
command, “No man can serve two mas¬
ters.” See?—Bangor Commercial.
IxADrrs needing a tontc, or children who
want building up, should take brown’s Iron
Bitters. It is pleasant to take, cures Malaria,
Indigestion. Biliousness and Liver Complaints
makes the Blood rich and pure.
A tin cover for a cook’s table is useful and
save ■ scrubbing to get the gvea e out.
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alike except one word. The same is true of
each new one appearing each week, from The
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him for particular-* Sold by Druggists, 75c.
For indigestion, constipation sick head¬
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Bet-chain's Pills, t or sale by all druggists.
Sy^ppfnqg ~ rAwj
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; the it is and pleasant
and refreshing to taste, acts
gently Liver yet promptly cleanses on the Kidneys,
and Bowels, the sys¬
tem effectually, dispels colds, head¬
aches and fevers aud cures habitual
constipation. Syrup its kind cf Figs is the
only duced, remedy pleasing of the ever and pro¬
to taste ac¬
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular Syrup remedy of Figs known. i3 for sale in 50
and $1 bottles by all leading drug-
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may not have it on hand will pro¬
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CALIFORNIA FW SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK, N.Y.
WIRES CHILD BIRTH EAST.
Colvin, La., Dec. 2,1880.—My wife used
MOTHER'S FBIEND before her third
confinement, and says she would not b®
without it for hundreds of dollars-
Sent by express on receipt of price. $1,50 per bot-
;ie. Book “ To Mothers ” mailed free.
BRAOFIELO REQULATOR CO.,
von iali by au. onuaaiaT*. ATLANTA. Q A.
Guaranteed to cure Bilious Attacks, Bfck-
Headache and Constipation. 40 in each
bottle. Price 25c. For sale bv druggists.
Picture “7,17, 70” and sample dose free,
d. f. SMITH A CO.. Proprietors, NEW YORK.
TONIC FOR WOMEN.
It Strengthens the Weak, Quiets the
Nerves, Relieves Cures Monthly
ASK YOUR DRUGGIST ABOUT IT.
*1.00 PCR BOTTLE.
CHATTANOOGA PED. C0-, Chattic-v,?*, Tmr.
A N. U..... Forty-three,’93-
DO NOT BE DECEIVED and I’alnts which stain
with Pastes. Enamels, and burn off.
the hsmls, injure Sun tho Sfovo Iron, Polish Is Brilliant, Odor-
The Durable, Rising and the consumer pays for no tin
less, with every purchase.
or glass package
Two Syrup” bottles of German Syrup
cured me of Hemorrhage of the
Lungs when other remedies failed.
I am a married man and, thirty-six
years of age, and live with my wife
and two little girls at Durham, Mo.
I have stated this brief and plain so
that all may understand. My case
was a bad one, and I shall be glad
to tell anyone about it who will
write me. Philip L. Schjjnck, P.
O. Box45, April 25, 1890. No man
could ask a more honorable, busi¬
A WOMAN HAS
very little desire to enjoy the plejuuree of life, and In
entirely untitled for the caree of houeekeenljur on
any ordinary duties, if afflicted with
DAY AFTER DAY
and yet there are few diseases that yield mors
promptly to proper medical treatment. It Is there¬
fore of the utmost importance that a reliable remedy
should always be at hand. During a period of more
tbere hM been no InMtance reported wher* snob
dwelt hare not- been permanently and
the use of a single box ot the genu In* and Jaitlj
DR. C. McLANE’S
LIVER PILLS 5
which may be procured at any Drug Store, or will be
mailed to any address on the receipt of 2S o*nt« la
postage stamps. of these Pills should be careful to pro¬
cure the genuine article. There are counter'
feits on the market, well calculated to deceive. The
genuine Dr. C. McXane’s Celebrated Liver PUUere
manufactured only by
FLEMING BROTHERS CO., Pittiborgh. Pa.
NATIONAL SURGICAL INSTITUTE,
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5 Chronic Treats Deformities nuob an4 at
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m * LITTLE
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Beantlfy complexion by purifying
blood. 1'UBELY VXOETAHLK.
The doae la much. rlcrly Each adjuated vial toauitcaaa, containa 42, aa carried ona pill in ivort eaa
never he too ItuNincsa man’s
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where. All genuine goods bear
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Unlike the Dutch Process
— OR —
are used in tha
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It h as more than three mixed timet
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It is delicious, nourishing, and sasu-Y
Sold by Grocer* everywher*.
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