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COUNTRY LIFE AND WOJRK.
The ait Is toll of toothing sounds. The bee
Within the waxed lily's honeyed cells,
In monotone of mellow measure tolls
His yet nnsated joyance drowsily
The swallows spill their liquid melody
As down the skies they drop, and faintly swells
The tremulous tinkle of the far sheep bells,
While wind-harps sigh in every crowned tree.
Beneath the beeches shade the reapers lie,
Upon their lips merry harvest tune
Knee-deep within a neighboring stream the
Stand blinking Mly in the clear sunshine
And Uke a dream of olden Arcady
Seems the sweet languor of the summer noon.
i THE QUESTION.
Still on the lips of all we question
The finger of God's silence lies.
Shall the lost hands in ours be folded?
Will the shut eyelids ever rise?
O friends) no proof beyond this yearning,
This outreach of our souls, we need
God will not mock the hope He giveth
No love he prompts shall vainly plead.
Then let us stretch our hands in darkness,
And call our loved ones o'er and o'er:
Some times their arms shall close about us,
I And the old voices speak once more.
-Jons G. WKITTIEB.
A CHEERFUL SPIRIT,
Worry orushes out the finer sensibil
ities of the heart and leaves it dry and
barren, then life becomes a dreary tread
mill and hope hides behind the clouds
of dissapointment until we see nothing
but a desert of waiting before us. What
if the clouds are dark, there is always a
silver lining if not, make one
motto is this* Never to let anybody or
anything spoil my life or spoil it my
self by dwelling in the shadow when
Summer is so near. Words of sym
pathy coming from a friend go a long
way toward lightening the load of care
that falls to some of the weary ones of
earth. Then why should we withhold
them? If we cannot be happy it is no
reason we should ma ke others unhappy.
Cultivate a cheerful spirit, and very soon
another guest will find an entrance
through the door of the heartcontent
ment and when we let that in its twin
sisterhappiness will soon follow.
It is selfish to be unhappy when there
are so many needing help W should
be strong for otheis who are too weak
to be stiong for themselves, and are
overwhelmed by the trials and tempta
tions of life Many a woman's life is
crushed like the wayside flower by one
who should bo a proteetor and friend.
For such my heartaches, and sympathy
is ever awake. If we look about us we
can see so many bruised hearts needing
words of hope and cheer that the petty
trials will vanish like mist in the sun
i I is a pietty
depended on the
let general rule to
the raspberiy canes take care
Never was there a
Years ago when we
delicious half hardy
kinds, like Brinckle's Orange, Frun
conia, and even Hudson Kiver Ant
werp, the need of covering them with
soil in the Autumn and uncovering in
Spring induced extia caie in remov
ing supeifluous canes and tying up the
remainder. Now, this is precisely
what the hardy varieties need.
over the rows, thin out, head back and
supply proper supports. Fo the lat
ter stout stakes driven in the ground
about six or eight feet apart, with nar
row strips fastened lengthwise, enable
us to tie the canes securely. A liberal
supply of good rotted manure forked
in around the roots when the ground
becomes sufficiently diy will almost
certainly insure a good crop of fruit.
CURRANTS AND GOOSEBERRIES.
The advice is sometimes given to cut
off all buds from the base of currants
and gooseberry cuttings, but such extra
care is a waste of time, as the bark of
these fruits is filled with adventitious
buds that are on the alert to start into
life. An all, what good purpose does
this practice serve? Our hot Summer's
sun exeits a deadly influence on the
naked stems. Nature is opposed to the
tree-form of these bushes but may not
be forced to follow our fancies. O
the Centennial Grounds at Philadelphia
in 1876 a foreign exhibitor endeavored
to introduce these standards, and al
though the novelty of the thing caused
large sales the soheme collapsed after
plants had been tested. Currants and
gooseberries should be grown in bush
form, without trimming, save the re
moval of a dei d, unhealthy or super
fluous shoot. They require plenty of
rich food, and are the better for a slight
mul ch all Summer long, say of long
A year ago we ga ve an account of the
new poison tyrotoxiconwhich has
been isolated from oheese, and also de
tected later in ice cream which has sick
en ed a New Jersey picnic pary. Dr.
Vaugham, the discoverer, was experi
menting with this substance at the Mich
igan University not long sinceevapor
ating it over the firewhen he discov
ered that it was as explosive as gun
powder under heat. Fortunately he
had set the vessel down for an instant
as the explosion took place, or he would
have lost his sight.
Professor Long, of England, advises
working people to keep a goat, because
It can be kept more cheaply than any
other animal and will yield a profitable
return in milk. thinks the expense
of maintaining one would not exceed
$5 a year, while it will eat almost any
kind of food and yield from time of kid
ding and for six months from one and a
foalf to two quaits of milk per day,
worth at least eight cents a quart
THROUGH DEPARTMENT EYE8.
1 The June returns of the Department
of Agriculture of Washington indicate
a reduction of nearly 2 per cent in the
area of Winter wheat. The spring
wheat area has been enlarged6 percent
from increase of immigration and farm
making We st of the Mississippi in the
districts traversed by the Northern Paci
fio Railroad. The total area of wheat is
about 87,000,000 acres, a fraction of 1
percent more than that of the previous
crop. I the condition of Winter wheat
there is no marked change, the average
being 88 9, a reduction of nine-tenths of
I per cent. ,'*V 3
The condition of Sprfngwheat is good
Dakota and territories Westward, bat
fetor average records a Wisconsin,
MtoDSfofca, Joaan Nebraska, The
general average for Spring wheat is 87.
8, which is lower than in recent years,
but thirteen points higher than in 1881.
At harvesting last year^the condition
averaged 80 M?
The area of Winter rye has been di
minished over 6 per cent, mainly by a
large reduction in Kansas. Condition
is better than that of wheat, averaging
88.9. A apparent enlargement of the
barley acreage or 8 per cent is indicated.
Condition averages 87, strictly being
above that of wheat.
Cut off the heavy leg feathering of the
Asiatic in Winter, but do not pull out
the feathers, as others will grow on the
legs again. j,
Professor Stewart reports the feeding
of 104 cows on an acre of corn in the
milk, and it gave them full feed for
four days, equal to 416 days for one cow.
The fresher the egg the smaller the
aii-sack in the large end and when
cooked the stale egg can be peeled like
an orange but the contents of a fresh
egg adhere to the skin when hardboiled,
Sour sauceOne cup of sugar, half a
cup of butter, one even teaspoonful of
flour, two tablespoonfuls of vinegar
beat all well together pour over it one
pint of boiling water, and let it come to
a boil. Spice with nutmeg to taste.
Snow dropOne oup of butter, two
cups of sugar, whites of five eggs, one
small oup of milk, three full cups of pre
pared flour flavor with vanilla and nut
meg. Bake in small round tins. Those
in the shape of fluted shells are very
Finely-ground bone is cheaper, in
proportion to the amount of phosphorie
acid eontained, than superphosphate,
but is not so immediately available as
plant food. I is best to mix one-third
uperphosphate with two-thirds grounds
one on heavy soils.
Professor Johnson, of Michigan
Agricultural College, writes to the
Rural New Yorker: "The college silo
was built in 1881 as an experiment.
After these years of experience we are^
fully satisfied as to the value and econ
omy of silage as an auxiliary fodder.
The rose bugs, which Colonel Pearson
speaks of as devasting Vineland, are
now feasting on Delaware peaches to
an extent that will shorten the crop
materially. A letter from-Secretary Wil
liams gives a gloomy account of the ad
vance of this pest through New Jersey.
A English paper speaks of the sflver
bell treehalesiaas a neat, small tree
or large shrub from twelve to twenty
feet in height. W have seen it in the
mountains of Noith Carolina attaining
the dimensions of a timber tree. One
measured specimen girthed 100 inches
and stood straight as a gun-barrel
with the first limbs forty feet from the
Mr, Cooper of Coopersburg, is end of
the breeders who is disposed to chal
lenge the Holstem men in view of their
elation over sueeess at the New Yo rk
Dairy Fair. Mr. Cooper proposes to
take five daughters of Pedro and match
them against any five Holsteins in a
herd of sixty, the number of his own
cattle. A account is to be kept of
of everything fed, and the butter sold
to some first class firm. Eaeh owner is
to be credited with the sum re
ceived and the one obtaining
the greatest net earning is to take
$1000. Mr. Cooper is after the cow
that gives the largest quantity and best
quality of butter and milk for the food
This picture, drawn by the editor of
that excellentpaper, Mirror and Farmer,
is not a cheerful one to contemplate.
says: I is a haid, patent fact that
something must be done to enable the
farmers of this state (New Hampshire)
to carry on their business witfo better
results than they are now able to do
or our farming towns, with few excep
tions, are doomed to depopulation.
Taken together, the farmers of New
Hampshire have not made a dollar for
the last five years. Their farms are
constantly depreciating in value, and
every year they find more difficult to
ma ke the ends meet. Ma ny of them
are in debt, and while many have the
savings of former pears invested so as
to ma ke them independent they are add
ing nothing to their accumulations
from any balance from their farms.
HINTS AND HELPS.
assorting the eggs, separating the
dark from the light in color, a higher
price will be obtained for both lots.
A ton of wheat worth $2 8 removes
about $7 worth of plant food from the
farm. A horse grown to serviceable age
and worth $200, removes $6 worth, and
a ton of butter, worth $500, removes
sixty cents' worth. Which crop is most
Caramel cakeCake same as for
cocoanut cake. FillingOne cup of
sugar, one-half cup of butter, one-half
cup of cream flavor with vanilla cook
to a thick syrup, and then spread be
tween the cakes.
The greatest drawback to dairying is
that the dairgmen buy their cows and
do not raise them. Under such a system
there can be very little improvement,
while the average yield of milk can
not be increased. Under the system
now practiced two cows are kept where
one would suffice if she were of an im
proved breed. Ye the opportunities
for improvement are within the reach
of all, as a single male will change the
characteristics of an entire herd i a a
The wise poultryman sends his yel
low-legged fowls to market, as such
are preferred, but the dark-legged
fowls he uses on his own table, in which
respect he secures an advantage, as the
best table fowls do not have yellow
Citron pieThe yolks of four eggs,
two tablespoonfuls of sugar, two heap
ing ones of preserves, one-half tea
spoonful of soda. Stir in a very little
flour. Bake in puff paste. This makes
Mr. W McAlister, Manager
PajBifio Coast Agency Star Tobacco,
206 Front Street, San Francisoo, CaL,
writes: I used one bottle of S
Jacobs Oil for rheumatism in muscles
of arm and shoulder. I ga ve fcn
mediate and permanent relist A meuv
ber of my family was cured i a the same
Martial law has been proclaimed at
Valencia. Twenty-one persons have
been arrested for complicity in rioting
against the oellactora of the octroi tax
A IiOVBSG WORD.
Only a loving word,
Which cost ns nothing to say*
And yet in the web of tangled life
It shines like a sunny ray.
Only a loving wordI *r 2&M
But it made a weak heart strong,
And helped a tempted soul to choose
The right instead of the wrong. \1
Only a loving word! &"
But it brightened a gloomy day
Or, spoken to some one weary and sick,
It charmed their pain away.
Only a loving word! If* $%?M*
But it made the angels smile:
And what it Is worth perhaps we'll know,
Alter a little whim.
RUSSIAN FIRE FOUNTAINS.
The great town of Baku has now a
ceast-line of about 6 miles, sweeping
round a well-protected harbor crowded
with shippingships of all tonnage, all
fitted with tanks to store the oil that
pours from ahundred fountains. From
time immemorial this spot has been
deemed sacred by the Ghebres of Persia,
who recognise in the flame of the
native naphtha a sacred fire sym
bol. Here for at least 2,000 years
the sacred earth-fed flame has burned
unceasingly, and thejtemple of Sucukhani
has been a center of reverent pilgrim
age. This native naphtha flows from
the soil in so pure a form as to burn
without rectification, and is indeed so
inflammable that the naphtha gas oc
casionally ignites spontaneously and
plays in pale flames above fissures in
the rocks. O stormy nights these
flames have been seen to blaze up with
an awful spirit light, which, in the eyes
of the Ghebres, invested the spot with
special sanctitya sanctity intensified
by the fact that here, according to
Arabian chroniolers, a great volcanic
mountain was in full action till 800
years ago. Since then the thermal
forces ha ve expended their energies in
spouting oil and therewith saturating
the desert plain of the Apsheron Pe n
insula and truly a more repulsive
site for a great city could not well be
It is a plain about fifteen miles in
width and projecting thirty miles into
the Caspian from the point where the
Caucasus terminates on its shores. The
whole surface of the ground is black
with waste petroleum which in cold
weather hardens to the consistency of
asphalt, where beneath the btezing
midsummer sun the foot sinks in to the
depth of three inches. Every breath of
wind raises blinding clouds of black
bituminous dust, formed by the coarse
black naptha with which the streets are
piactically watered"true water be
ing too precious to be thus wasted.
This dust, combined with the dense
smoke poured from the chimneys of
somewhere about 300 refining factories,
does nothing to improve the atmos
phere. And here, day and night, the
oil fountains pour forth their hideous
black streams. They yield an average
of from 25 to 86 per cent of pure oil,
and from 20 to 8 0 per cent of refuse,
which makes excellent fuel for the
great fleets of odl steamers and lo
comotives. Th supply may well be
deemed inexhaustible, inasmuch as 12,
000 square miles in this region are
found to be oleierous, and of this vast
surface only six miles have as yet been
developed. Th oil-bearing stratum
extends beneath the Caspian Sea, where
it crops up in Tchelikan, a true isle of
oil. Here the oil lileraHy streams into
the sea frem hills and cliffs which may
be said to be formed of ozokeritein
other words, of orude paraffin*.
On the eastern shore of- the Caspian
it reappears at various pointsas, for
instance, at the Neft or Naptha Hill
where the deposits are officially valued
at 35,000,000. Then, again as Baku
lies at the eastern extremity of the Cau
casus range, so at its western extremity
lies an oil field extending over about
250 miles. I terminates in the Penin
sula of Taman, between the Black Sea
and Sea of Azov, a region abounding
inactive mud-volcanoes and occasionally
shaken by earthquakes.
Now the fire-giant, wbo tends the
gteat laboratory beneath the Caspian
seems disposed to emulate the example
of his brethren in Sew Zealand and
Tonga, Hitherto be had been satisfied
with such sport as turning on such an
oil stream as that whieh gushed forth
three years ago from one of the Baku
springs, spouting with such force as to
break to pieces a 8-inch oast-iron plate
whieh had been fastened over the well
in order to divert the flow to a different
direction. A neighboring oil spring, on
being tapped, threw up a column of
petroleum to twice the height of the
great Geyser in Iceland, forming a
huge black fountain 200 feet in height
a fountain, however, attributed solely to
the removal of the pressure on the con
fined gas, as there is no perceptible
heat in these geysers.
It was visible for manv miles around
and on the first day it poured forth
about 50,000 barrels, and, with gradu
ally diminishing volume, continued to
play for five months, when it finally
subsided, leaving its unfortunate owner
(an American company) well nigh ruined
by the ekdms brought against it by
neighbors whose lands were destroyed
by the oil flood. On house, which
stood near the spring, now lies buried
beneath a sand hill, which alone marks
the site of this too prodigal fount.
Quite recently a still mightier naphtha
flow suddenly commenced playing with
such vigor that a number of buildings
were swamped. Fo some days it con
tinued altogether uncontrollable, Sa
fears were entertained for the safety of
the town of Baku.
Now, however, a more appalling ter
ror has appeared in this region, where
there is so enormous an amount of in
flammable matter that one might well
dread the kindling of the most careful
O the night of the 15th of January
the inhabitants of Baku were awakened
by a Violent shook whieh caused all the
windows to rattle, and suddenly the
deJNsHi of the night was illuminated
by an intense Hght as though the ehy
were aflame. I proved, however, to be
the reflection of a great Areata dis
tance but no one dreamt that its locals
ity lay within the earth. Nor was this
realized till the following night, when
the same awful glare became visible and
shortly before midnight a terrific explo
sion was heard, immediately followed
avastooluanof fame, apparently 85 0
feet in height, which allot up from the
1 summit the Lek Bats*, elose to
the Ponto railway station. I was a
calm night, with scarce a breath of
wind, so the flames continued to ascend
quite vertically, carrying large masses
of dark matter, which fell back into
the crater. Considerable heat was felt
at the distance of fully a mile, and the
whole country was lighted by a glare
brighter than that of the sun at noon
day. This lasted for about 8 0 hours,
but not continuously, the column occa
sionally subsiding. The volumes of
liquid mud ejected in this period over
spread a tract of about a square mile,
to a depth varying from seven feet to
A WIPE'S LETTERS
Can a husband open his wife'slettersP
That would depend, many would say
upon what kind of a husband he is.
But cannot be put aside in that flip
pant manner, for it is a legal right
that is in question, and it has recently
been decided in a Paris tribunal that
the husband has the right to open the
letters addressed to his wife. Of course
in Ameriea an appeal would be instantly
be taken from this decision, and per
haps .b husbands themselves for in
this world rights are becoming so im
partially distributed that this privilege
granted to the husband might at once
be extended to the wife, and she would
read all his business correspondence,
and his business is sometimes various
and complicated. The Paris decision
must be based upon the familiar formula
that man and wife are one, and that
that one is the husband. If a man has
the right to read aft the letters written
to his wife, being his property by rea
son of his ownership of her, why may
he not have a legal right to know all
that is said to her? The question is
not whether a wife ought to receive
letters that her husband may not read,
or listen to talk that he may not hear,
but whether he has a sort of lordship
that gives him privileges which she does
not enjoy. I our modern notion of
marriage, whieh is getting itself ex
pressed in statute law, marriage is sup
posed to rest upon mutual trust and
I theory the husband and wife are
still one, and there can nothing come in
to the life of one that is not shared by
the other in fact, if the marriage is
perfect and the trust absolute, the per
sonality of each is respected by the
other, and each is freely tho judge cf
wh at shall be contributed to the com
mon confidence and if there are aay
concealments, it is well believed that
they are for the mutual good. If
every one were as perfect in the mar
riage relation as those who are reading
these lines, the question of the wife's
letters would never arise. Th man
trusting his wife, would not care to
pry into any little secrets his wife may
have, or bother himself about her cor
respondence he would know, indeed
that if he had lost her real affection, a
surveillance of her letters could not re
Perhaps it is a modern notion that
marriage is a union of trust and not of
suspicion, of expectation, of faithfulness
the more there is freedom. A any
rate, the tendency, notwithstanding
the French deeision, is away from the
common-law suspicion and tvranny to
ward a higher trust in an enlarged free
dom. And it is certain that the rights
cannot all be on one side and the duties
on the other. If the husband legally
may compel his wife to show him her
letters, the courts will before long
grant the same privilege to the wife.
But, without pressing this point, the
Drawer holds strongiy to the sacredness
of correspondence. The letters one re
ceives are in one sense not his own.
They contain the confessions of
another soul, the confidences of another
mind, that would be rudely treated if
given any sort of publicity. And while
husband and wife are one to each other,
they are two in the eyes of other peo
ple, and it may well happen that a
friend will desire to impart something
to a discreet woman whieh she would
not intrust to the babbling husband of
that woman. Every life must have its
own privacy and its own place of retire
ment The letter Is of all things the
most personal and intimate thing. Its
bloom is gone when another eye sees it
before the one for which it was intend
ed. Its aroma all escapes when it is
first opened by another person* On
might as well wear second-hand cloth
ing as get a second-hand letter. Here,
then, is a sacred right that ought to be
respected, and can be respected without
any injury to domestic life. The habit
in some families for the members of it
to show eaeh other's letters is a most
disenchanting one I is just in the
family, between persons most intimate,
that these delicacies of consideration for
the privacy of each ought to be most
N one can estimate probably how
mueh of the refinement, of the delicacy
of feeling, has been lost to the world
by the introduction of the postal-card.
Anything written on a postal-card has
no personality it is banal, and has as
little power of charming any one who
receives it as an advertisement in the
newspaper. It is not simply the cheap
ness of the communication that is vul
gar, but it is the publicity of it. On
may ha ve perhaps only a cent's worth
of affection to send, but it seems worth
much more when inclosed in an en
velop. W have no doubt then,
that on general principles the French
decision is a mistake, and that it tends
rather to vulgarize than to retain the
purity and delicacy of the marriage
relation. And the judges, so long even
as men only occupy the bench, will no
doubt reverse it when the logical
march of events forces upon them the
question whether the wife may op en
her husband's letters.CHAKLKS DUD-
LEY WABWBB, in Harper* Magazine for
lfetS.1 ihsStathunflklBpinf, |f
Buffalo Courier: They were old
friends, though she suspected there was
a.rival in his affections. But when he
snuggled up to her on th sofa in the
little parlor on Mariner street and
whispered "Kitty" very softly she real-
ized that the blissful moment had come.
Kitty," he itid in tremulous tones,
"I'm about to propose, orthat is I'm
going to ask, erJennie Grampus to be
mine. you, e*thinly do you believe
she would consent to wed me?" Kitty de
liberately rose up with her cheeks on
fire, and pulled his golden mustache
until he howled. "If I were Jennie
Grampus," she cried, I wouldn't
marry you if you were the last man on
earth. Why, I never heard of such pre
sumption in my life. Goodness gracious,
Mr. Mumbley, what could you have
been thinking of?" ut Mr. Mumbley
didn't stop to reply. seized his hat
and tore out of the house, and ever since
has devoted himself strictly to business,
averring that women are all fickle and
false and that he will have none of
Patrick Murray, Sexton St. Patrick's
Cemetery, Baltimore, Md., was poisoned
by poison oak, and was promptly cured
by St. Jacobs Oil. Sold by Druggists
The womenin the sultan's seraglia at
Constantinople have just been vaccinated
to the number of 150. Th operations
took place iu a large hall under the super
intendance of four gigantic eunuchs
The Italian surgeon to whom the work
was eonfided was stationed in front
of a huge* screen and the women were
concealed behind it. A hole was made
in the center of the screen just large
enough to allow the arm. to pass
through, and in this manner arms of
various colors and sizes were presented
to the operator in rapid succession. It
was utterly impossible for the surgeon
to get even a glimpse of his patients
but in order to guard against the ohance
of his being able to see through the
screen, two eunchs, who stood by the
opeoator, threw a shawl over his face
instantly an operation was concluded
and did not remove it until the next
arm was in position.
The Beauty of Woman*
Is her crown of glory. But alas! how
quickly does the nervous debility and
chronic weakness of the sex cause the bloom
of youth to pass away, sharpen the lovely
features, and emaciate the rounded form!
There is but one remedy which will restore
the faded roses and bring back the grace of
youth It is Dr Pierce's "Favorite Prescrip-
tion," a sovereign remedy for the diseases
peculiar to females It is one of the great
est boons ever conferred upon the human
race, for it preserves that which is fairest
and dearest to all mankindthe beauty and
the health of woman.
Theeoattail flirtation is the latest. A
wrinkled coattail, bearing dusty toe marks,
means: "I have spoken to your father."
The world occasionally makes a useful
discovery, which is almost always the re
sult of a blunder. No one has ever ex
pected that the Moxie Nerve Food plant
was worth anything except for cattle to eat
Now it is found to be able to remove the
liquor appetite, remove nervous exhaustion,
the effects of overwork and dissipation, at
once, without harm, and make everybody
capable of double endurance, and the dis
eoverer will make millions on it. The drug
gists say the size of its sale to women is
marvellous. Buy XX. Ready for use.
Bret Harte was a very active book agent
in 1849 and 1850.
Reader, can you believe that the Creator
afflicts one-third of mankind with a disease
for which there is no remedy! Dr R.
Pierce's "(Jolden Medical Discovery" has
cured hundreds of cases of consumption,
and men are living to-dayhealthy, robust
menwhom physicians pronounced incur
able, because one lung was almost gone.
Send 10 cents in stamps for Dr. Pierce's
book on consumption and kindred affections.
Address, World's Dispensary Medical Asso
ciation, 663 Main Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
How to make a Maltese crossby step
ping on his tail.
Waea Baty was stok, we ptreier eastern,"
When aha was a Child, ah* orieatarCaetesia,
When she beoam* Kiss, she elnag t* Cattotte,
*^^MgWldr^ she o,,^
"Distance lends enchantment to the view''
was not spoken of the dollar.
Mtt: All Fits stopped free by Dr. Kline's
Great Nerve Restorer. No Fits after asafc
day's use. Marvelous cures. Treatise and
$2.00 trial bottle free to Fit cases. Bend i a
Dr. Kline, $81 Arch St., Phils,, Pa.
Ointment,) it is the greatest known remedy.
1 FpV BUMI S, Scalds, Wonnde, Braise*
and tyratns-, it tonneqnajed^stopplng r*n'n
aadhesoing a marvelous i&aiuw.
For Inflamedt anndSore*Byes.-Itseflett*ol
upon these organs is simply marvelous.
yield to its wondrons power.
For tJleers, Old Sores, or Open
Wowed*, Toothache,*Faeeache, Bites
action upon these
is most remarkable.
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tatea. The atnvXne hat the word* "BdNifi.
Prices, 50c, $1,$1.75. Sold everywhere.
QTOue Saw _PAIMWT wrra Bwrosr or ova
rjuwaauttoia Sim rfiEB e* Amioisioir so
POND'S IXTSAQT CO., 78 6th Ave.,. 7.
A Bitter Compliment J~
"Insults are hard to bear, but there are
some compliments which are worse than
any insult." said a veteran Italian pat*
riot, who had shared the councils of
Mazzini, dined with Count Cavour, and
talked with Garibaldi upon the most
famous of his countless battle fields.
I suppose you mean," suggested I,
"the kind of compliment that a French
wit paid to an ene my who had come
and scribbled Coquin' [blackguard] up
on his door one night with a $iece of
chalk. Next morning the wit went to
the fellow's house, and said in the poli
test way possible, 'Monsieur, you left
your na me at my door last night, and I
have come to return the visit."
"It was certainly a two-edged court-
esy," replied Signor S smiling
grimly "but I think I can match it
from my own experience. A good
many years ago in the evil days before
King Bomba was overthrown and
Italy freed, one of the King's Ministers
a rascal who had been stealing the
public money with wo hands ever since
he first came into oflicewas rewarded
for his 'services (whatever they may have
been) by being decorated with the
cross of some Italian order. O the
day he received it he found among his
letters of congratulation (which of
course came pouring in from every
side) a small plain envelope, addressed
in a handwriting which he well knew."
"Meaning your own I presume,
Signor S said I.
"We wonj* mention any names,"
answered tl^ old gentleman, with a
sly twinkle in his large black eyes.
"The envelop, when opened, contained
nothing but an Italian quatrain, which,
if translated into English, might run
somewhat as follows:
'Thieves upon crosses fixed to be
In rude old times did law condemn
In this enlightened age we see
The crosses fixed on them
DAVID KEB, in the Editor's Drawer
of Harper's Magazine for July
A Pleasant Way to Begin.
Some little time ago a young lady
who had been teaching a class of half
grown girls in the Sunday-school of
's church, Brooklyn, was call
ed away from the city, rendering it
necessary to fill her place. The super
intendent decided to request one of the
young gentlemen of the congregation
to take the class. I so happened that
the young man upon whom fell the
superintendent's choice was exceeding
ly bashful. Th two gentlemen
appeared upon the little platform, and
the superintendent began: '/Young
ladies, I wish to introduce to you Mr.
who will in future be your
teacher. I would like to have you teH
him what your former teacher did, so
that he can go right on in the same
way." Immediately a demure miss of
14 years arose and said: "The first
thing our teacher always did was to
kiss us all around
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or matm, nu
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