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GONE WITH THE PINS.
ROBERT J. BURDETT.
Where is the thrill of last night's fear?
Where'is the stain of last week's tear?
Where is the tooth that ached last year?
Gone where the lost pins go to;
For last night's riddle is all made
mi-, - plainer
The sunshine laughs at the long-past
? g rain,.
And the tooth that ached hath lost its
That's what our troubles go to.
Where?iare the clothes that we used to
Where-ar? the burdens we used to
Where is the bald-head's curling hair?
Gone where the pins disappear to :
For. the style has changed and the
. clothes are new.
The skies are wearing a brighter blue,
The hair doesn't snarl as it used to do,
. And the /-parting has grown more
Where are the bills that our peace dis
Where is the pin that the baby "bless
Where are the doves in last year's nest?
Where have the pins all gone to?
On the old bills paid are the new ones
The baby's at school with her pins out
And the squabs are running a nest of
" '. .;their??wn-^-:.$?
You cant bring 'em back if you
. ' want,to. _
We can stand the smart of yesterday, I
To-day'?- worse i 11 s we can drive away ;
Wha^t waaand is brings no dismay
g Fbrlfist^a?d present sorrow;
Sut . the burdens that make us groan
., v %nd sweat .
T?e troubles thar) make us fume and
Air^tne-tbi?gs-thst haven't happened
?~;- The pins that we'll find to-morrow
.' v:. / Apple Trees. 1
? ?. **
.-" An apple tree is an organism
tbafct demands for its full
development all the favorable
conditions of earth and air that
eau b? secured for it, and all the
intelligent care that man can
bestow upon it. The tree will
ISySr-for a good while^~if it is
lat gseverly alone , but it won't do
mu^Ji more. Let the^eod thicken
aid- '.wax"tough above its roots;
let-.:? suckers . sap its juices I
unchecked ; let the borer, the tent
ca te rpi lar, the cankerworm, and
t?.e.'rest of the seventy five apple
t'reejpests prey upon it; let its
limbs interlace and worry each
e^fiet unrestrained by the pruning
knife nevertheless, it will stuggle
through all to accomplish the end
of?--vite- being, But its best
endeavors will result only in a
crop^f nubbins, which will serve
theshif tless owner right.
/An apple tree needs encour
agement. It needs care. It needs
fertilizing. It needs cultivation.
It/resents neglect and niggard
-We nave recently given some
details with, regard to the setting
out of an .apple orchard. Let us
say Arther tm%t no matter how
well an orchard has been planted,
if afterward it is turned over to
the tender mercies of nature
-generous mother thongh " she
- be-tHe" ?nd: will be a lamentable
failure. " For the cultivated apple
tree,yilke? the cultivated horse or
co^, isJiot fitted to cope with the
varying elements unaided, and
needs to be sustained and bolstered
up by'the care of-man.
If the trees aie set at a distance
of not Tess than forty feet apart
there is ample room and verge
enough for several years to grow
some kind of hoed crop-potatoes,
peas beans, etc-with advantage to
the tree. But in that case the
fertility removed must be restored
by supplying soil with fresh
In planting crops of any kind in
the orchard care should be taken
to keep them beyond the space
occupied by the roots of the
growing txees. "ThiB, if the ground
has-been properly prepared,
will extend somewhat beyond the
spread of the top. The one
principle to be observed, in fine, is
that the ?ground is first of all
set apart for the use and behoof
of the ?rchard?itself, and that the
other crops are simply grown for
the purpose of making the most of
the land) and incidentally bene
fiting the main crop, which is ap
ples, strange as that assertion may
seem TO some too thrifty orchard
One of the most objectionable
practices of farmer orchardists is
seeding1 the Orchard to grass, and
leaving it in sod for eight or ten
years or more.. An orchard
should not be put in grass at all
and certainly should not be left so
for an indefinite period. Of
course, if the fruit is a secondary
consideration, it dees not make so
much difference. But, in that
case, it would be better to devote
the land entirely to grass and buy
/roma neighbor the few apples
that would be obtained from an
orchard so treated.
An apple orchard that has beer
ia grass for a number of yean
may be greatly improved bj
plowing, though it may never bc
brought to the condition of one
that has received proper cultivator
from the start. But in turning
over the sod the plow should bc
run shallow, so as to avoid injuring
the roots, which in such a case
will lie pretty near the surface
Still, if the plowing is done earl}
in the season, the cutting of thc
roots will cause numerous fibroui
roots to be thrown out, which will
aid in imparting new life to the
If the soil is thin or the trees
enfeebled by long neglect, well
rotted manure or compost should
he applied to the soil several days
before plowing, spreading it out so
as to cover the space filled by the
feeding root which are always at
the extremities of the main roots,
and in full-grown trees,at some dis
tance from the trunk. Then turn
a flat furrow, not more than five
inches in depth, and the fertilizer
will tte placed where it will do the
most good. Even old trees,
overgrown with moss and bristling
with suckers, have been restored
to a thrifty condition by the re
moval of superfluous wood and
There is no better way of
keeping an orchard in good
bearing conditon than by turning
a drove of hogs into it. They
will "cultivate" it to perfection
with their sharp noses, enrich it
with their droppings, and at the
same time act as scavengers to
gather up avery wormy apple that
falls. One of the handsomest
orchards we ever saw-a ten-acre
pl ot lilied with thrifty trees loaded
with wormless fruit of beautifully
uniform size and quality-was
I almost entirely left to the swine
to cultivate. The fruit from such
an orchard is worth far more than
a poor crop of fruit and a crop of
grain from the same land. Dame
Nature is a bountiful mother, but
she has her limitations and must
not be overmuch imposed up
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He Wanted to Get In.
Jimmy Murphy was a newspaper of
fice boy, and Jimmy was a terror. He
did nothing in particular save smoke
cigarettes and beg for 'theater tickets,
and was known to aH the reporters as
''Morph. " One night he wanted to go
to a certain show very badly, but had
not been successful in begging or steal
ing a ticket from the dramatic editor.
He went np to the theater about 8
o'clock and stood around the gallery en
trance in the hope that he could in some
way gain admittance. The manager of
the theater carno along in a little while,
and noticing him standing there, said,
"Hello, Murphl" and went into the
Five minutes later "Mnrph" walked
up to the doorkeeper at the main en
trance and said, "Say, is de manager
"What do you want to know for?"
asked the guardian of the portal.
"Well, I wanter see him, see?"
"But what do yon want to see him
"I wanter get him ter pass me in."
"But he won't do it."
"I tink he will, see?"
"What makes yon think that?"
"Well, he came along, out dere an
said, 'Hello, Mnrph,' an ennybody wots
familiar ennff wid me to call me
'Mnrph,' will do a little favor like dat
fer me."-Buffalo Express.
An Innocent Rural Lady.
Monroe is a flag station on the Bots
ford branch of the New Haven and
Derby road. When the engineer of Con
ductor Beer's train saw the flag exposed
a day or two ago he stopped bis train.
Only one~person, an old lady, was to be
seen, and the conductor stepped from
the train to help her aboard. The old
lady did not stir, and the conductor said,
"Step on board, lady, so we can ge on."
Then her month opened, and she said:
"Laws, I don't want to get aboard. 1
stopped yon to send word to my folks
that I was raming up tomorrow, and I
want you to tell John to meet me at the
station to care for my baggage."
Then she stopped, for the train was
moving, the conductor having given the
signal to start without waiting to learn
where "John" and "my folks" lived,
while tiie old lady looked as though she
thought train officials were not very
accommodating,when they would not
even carry a message for her.-Hartford
An Actor's Unknown Friend.
"Joe Jefferson," said'an old theater
goer, "had taken A lady to a restaurant,
and when he put his hand in his pocket
to pay his bill he didn't feel a penny.
He explained his position to the cashier,
hut the cashier 'didn't know him.' The
perspiration began to ooze when a gen
tleman stepped np, laid a twenty dollar
hill on the desk, and said:
" 'I know you, sir; allow me to settle.'
"Jefferson was profuse in his thanks,
and when near the door, said:
" Ton must give me your name and
address, sir. in order that I may call
around tomorrow and settle.'
" 'Never mind that,' said the stranger
with a smile. That hill was a counter
feit'and I got seventeen dollars in
change.' "-St. Louis Chronicle.
A Modem Curriculum.
Visitor-I understand that the public
schools of this city are models of Nine
teenth century progress?
Little Boy-Yes'm, that's wot every
ene says. I go to 'em.
"What do yon study?'
"Oh, everything-free 'and drawin,
an cookin, an bacteriology, an music,
an spectrum analysis, an se win on but
tons, an agricultural chemistry, an dish
washin, an everything."-Good Newa
How to TeU Frosh Cod.
To tell a good cod when yon go to
market, examine the fish just above the
tail In a healthy cod the body is round
and plump. The lower half of tile fish
will be almost cone shaped.-New York
THE BIG LAGOON.
Aa Interesting Formation on the North
ern Coast of California.
On the northern coast of California,
some thirty miles below the month of
the Kiama th river, is one of the most
in ter ea riu g natural formations to be
found m this country, known as the Big
lagoon. Here the coast, which runs
north and south np to this point, takes a
sharp torn inland, bordered by very
high bills, running to' a distance of
about three miles, then turning out
again makes a sharp bay almost V
shaped, and for ages past a sand bar has
been washing itself up across this bay
until the bar has raised np out of the
water some ten or twelve feet, having a
width of about 100 feet and a length of
four miles, reaching across the entire
This bar is in the shape of a roof.
When there is a storm the breakers will
roll up one side of it, break over, and
run down into the bay inside, and it is
a novel sight to stand there and watch
the waters, mountain high on one side
and perfectly calm on the other, the
line between the two at intervals hidden
This bar is a sort of short cut and'can
be traversed on horseback. In a 'storm
the horseman will one minute be high
and dry on land, the next minute a
large wave will roll up and running
under the horse's feet to the depth of a
foot or more, the rider will be for an
instant four miles or so at sea on horse
back, with no land nearer than the high
bluffs of the mainland in sight.
Hoes agates may he found in abun
dance on the pebbly beach, and when the
sun shines they glitter with dazzling
The wild duck that frequent this part
of the coast literally fill this inland bay,
and the passing hunter, should he take
a shot at them, will raise such a cloud
and such a quacking that ha will think
all the ducks of the earth have gathered
there. Occasionally some wild beast
like a bear or a panther will be found
crossing this bar, and the Indians have
much sport when such a thing happens,
the amma! rarely escaping capture or
Here the Digger Indians abound, liv
ing on the shellfish, which they catch
along the beach, seldom going over the
ridge of hills to capture a deer, which
are plentiful. It would astonish a Yale
or Harvard football man to come upon
this scene some bright morning at low
tide and see the squaws and children
playing lacrosse on the beach They get
so excited with their sport that they
keep it up until the tide drives them
from the beach, often staying there Un
til they have to chase the ball down into
the surf.-Detroit Free. Press.
Whttt Ia Electricity?
If the question is now asked, "What
is electricity'/" we may reply advanta
geously, in the words of Jokai: A thing of
which we know a little more than noth
ing and a little less than something. A
little more than nothing, for we know
that it is of the nature of light and heat,
extending itself like them in waves of
motion. A little less than something,
for of the essence of electricity itself,
whether static or dynamic, we are still
absolutely in the dark. There has been
no want of other theories, but the fun
damental tendency of the age is to re
duce all phenomena and forces to the
fewest possible primaries, and it is not
improbable that this will be facilitated
by the wave theory of the so called
The problem of gravitation, too, which
was so long regarded as a force acting
from a distance, is now equally attrib
uted to the agency of a medium. In his
efforts to demonstrate the oneness of all
natural forces, the physicist is not likely
to be led astray, even although the cog
nition bf force presents one of those
world problems, the solution of which
must forever escape us; aye, although,
as the final result of the most exact in
vestigation, it should forever be denied
to him even to assert decisively, "It is
only a force, and the ether is its me
dium of transmission. "-Exchange,
Verdi' and His Admirer.
Verdi was traveling in the same rail
way carriage with General Tournon,
commander of the Ravenna district.
They got into conversation, which soon
turned on the subject of music, and the
general, who did not know his rompan-,
ion, expressed a most enthusiastic pref
erence for that of Italy. "I can hardly
go so far with you," replied the other.
"For me, art has no frontiers, and I
give German music the preference over
"Indeed, sir," said the general testily.
"For my part, I would give all the Ger
man operas in the world for one act of
"You really must excuse me from fol
lowing you any further on this ground,"
replied the composer, blushing a little,
"I am Veidt "--Monde ArtisbV
Psychic In fl u eu ce.
The other day a woman was "building
with great deliberation a dialect story.
Suddenly she felt her attention called to
the corner of the room. There she Baw
a friend who lives in Washington seated
with bowed head, crying. The story
writer called out the visitor's name, and
the vision fled. Immeniately, on her
manuscript paper, this woman wrote her
friend, detailing the circumstance.
The next day she received a letter
from her friend, saying: "A queer thing
has jost happened tome. I was sitting
in my room crying when I distinctly
heard you call my name." The two let
ters had. crossed each other in transit
New Y ork Evening Sun.
A m irons arl Am axons.
"Who's the large lady over there rais
ing a row with the waiter?" inquired a
guest at the hotel of the landlord.
4?Oh," was;,"t?e good natured reply,"
"Ah, indeed; 'she's a perfect Amazon,
isn't she?" "-V"- v > >:
"Well, mighty nigh it, responded the
landlord reflectively. Her mouth ain't
quiet BO' bigj perhaps, but she'talks a
heap sight more/^Detroit Free Press.
Early I'ri nt in g and Illustrating.
The first printing press in the United
States began ita civilizing work at Cam
bridge, Mass., in Harvard university in
1639. The first American made illus
tration, it is still believed, is in Tully's
Almanac, of Boston, in 1698. The first
American copper plate portrait pub
lished in this country was in increase
Mather's "Ichabod," published in 1703.
The first three engravers were Paul Re
vere, Benjamin Franklin and Isaiah
Thomas, who distinguished himself at
the battle of Lexington.-New York
Why Some Babies Cry.
A great many babies cry out of pure
cussedness. They have no reason what
ever. I have seen them stop playing to
begin to howl, refusing both food and
drink. Often a child will wake up, be
gin crying, and fall off to sleep again.
Babies show individuality, and cry just
as adults grumble, scold, lecture, bang
things about and swear. There may or
may not be cause for the outburst, but
there is a certain amount of relief which
has a physiological if not a moral value.
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Pathetic FarewclL ?
Jacques Jasmin, a barber and poet of
Prance, began life in extreme poverty,
rhat the pathetic events of such a child
hood must have sunk into his soul may
be guessed from one incident which, in
Elfter years, he set down in his "Recol
lections." His grandfather, when too
old and infirm to solicit alms, quietly
made arrangements to be carried to an
almshouse in order that he'might no
longer burden the family. Jasmin says:
I was then Cen years old. I was play-'
lng in the square with my companions,
girded with a wooden sword, and I was
king, but suddenly a dreadful spectacle
disturbed my royalty. I saw an old
man in an armchair borne along hy sev
eral persons. The bearers approached,
and I recognized my own grandfather.
In my grief I saw only bim.
I ran np to him in tears, threw myself
on his neck and kissed him. He re
turned my embrace and wept
"Oh, grandfather,** said 1, "where are
you going? ' Why are yon leaving our
"My child," said he, "I am going to
the almshouse, where all the Jasmins
He again embraced me, closed his
eyes and was carried away. We fol
lowed him for some time under the
trees, and then I abandoned my play
and returned home, full of sorrow.
In five days the dear old man quietly
breath:! his last His wallet was hung
np un its usual nail in the room, but it
was never used again. One of the bread
winners had departed, and the family
was poorer than ever. On that Mon
day I knew and felt for the first time
that we were very poor. Fortune came
to me years after, but for some of those
I loved she came too late.
Cactuses are the hedgehogs of the
vegetable world; their motto is- "Nemo
me impune lacessit" Many a time in the
West Indies I have pushed my hand for
a second into a bit of tangled bush, as
the negroes call it, to seize some rare
flower or some beautiful insect and been
punished for twenty-four hours after
ward hy the stings of the almost invisi
ble and glasslike little cactus needles.
The reason for this bellicose disposition
on the part of the cactuses is a tolerably
easy one to guess. Fodder is rare in the
desert The starving herbivores that
find themselves from time to time be
lated on the confines of such thirsty re
gions would seize with avidity upon any
succulent plant which offered them food
and drink at once in their last extremity.
In tho ceaseless war between herbi
vore and plant, which is waged every
day and ull duy long tbe whole world
over witb far greater persistence than
the war between carnivore and prey,
only those species of plant can survive
in such exposed situations which happen
to develop spines, thorns or prickles as
a means of defense against thc mouths
of hungry and desperate assailants.
Grant Allen in Macmillan's Magazine,
The Pather rf Modern Jurisprudence.
Louis IX was practically the founder
of modern jurisprudence. About the
year 1241 he noticed the abuses which
were caused in France by men taking
into their own hands the work of re
dressing their own wrongs, and pub
lished a proclamation establishing the
quarantine du roi. This forbade private
redress for wrongs for the space of forty
days after the injury was committed.
During that time the injured person
must seek redress and satisfaction in the
king's court, and if his wrong were not
righted at the end of forty days he
might then take its rectification into his
This proclamation made justice speedy
and tolerably sure, although of course
its adrr'nistration was in a'rough and
ready way, and unless the records are at
fault some law of this kind prevailed in
Louisiana at the time when Missouri
was a part of the French king's posses
How Mew Torie Appears to a Foreigner.
Of the ugliness, confusedness and shab
biness of New York nothing new can be
said; but full justice is done to the Cen
tral park, which in another generation
will bo tlie most beautiful public resort
in the world. It would, however, be al
together unfair to judge of America by
New York; no other town in the Union
can vie with it in dirt, inconvenience
and meanness of appearance.-London
Writing Letters Without Sight.
A woman whose eyesight 'has passed
almost beyond the failing point find*
such relief in using the ridged tablets
upon which paper is laid that she says
ail nearly blind persons should do like
wise. "They have made letter writing
a pleasure," she says, "where before it
was a pain. I put a pin in where I lear?
off, and I can begin right again after
any interruption.-New York Times..
When Yon Are in Doubt About ? Diamond.
Put your finger behind the stone and
look at it through the diamond ac
through a magnifying glass. If thc
stone is genuine yon will be unable tc
distinguish the grain of the skin, bul
with a false stone this will be plainly
visible. Furthermore, looking through
a real diamond the setting is never visi
ble, whereas it is with a false stone.
New York Herald.
The Last Office.
Poet-They tell me Tve got to die.
Editor (weeping)-Yes, John.*
Poet-We can't take anything, with ni
into the next world, can we? '
Poet (sadly)-Then 111 have to leave
all that unpublished MSt
Editor -Don't worry about that,
John, I'll see that it's buried with yon.
-Kate Field's Washington.
A Bear That Would Mot Be Tamed.
The officers of the Bear tried to make
a pet of an arctic cub bear which th?)
had caught It would brook no famil
iarity of any kind, but would walk nf
and down the deck, looking straight
ahead and growling and gnawing al
everything.-New York News.
Feelings of a Monkey.
A native of India was sitting in hi
gardon when a loud chattering an
nounced the arrival o? a large party o
monkeys, which forthwith proceeded b
make a meal off his fruits. Fearing th
loss of his entire crop, he fetched hi
fowling piece, and, to frighten then
away, fired it off, as he thought, ove
the heads of the chattering crew. The;
all fled away, but, he noticed, left bebini
upon a bough, what looked like on
fallen asleep, with its head resting upo:
As it did not move, he sent a servan
up the tree, who found that it was dead
having been shot through the hearl
Ho had it fetched down and buried be
neath the tree, and on the morrow h
saw sitting upon the little mound th
mate of the dead monkey. It remaine
there for several days bewailing its lost
-Robert Morley in Nature Notes.
Irish and Germana Kat Potatoes.
Ireland leads the world with a potat
eating capacity of 1,820 pounds for eacl
man, woman and child, while Aineri
cans eat but 150 pounds per head annn
ally. The Germans are great oaters ?
the vegetable, their consumption bein]
over 1,000 pounds per head each year.
A WOMAN WHO EATS NO MEAT ANO
LIVES ON $1.30 A WEEK.
Mn. Le Fevre, of New York. TeUe About
Her Diet of Nutt, Grain* and Fruit?.
It ls Really Very Attractive-Borne*
thing About Those Who Kat Meat.
Why ia it there are only about 200
vegetarians in New York city, lesa than
the number in either Boston or Chicago?
In the latter city visits to the sanguinary
meatpacking establishments have driven
people to a nonmeat diet, and there ia a
large and increasing class that forages
upon the fruits, nuts and leaves of the
These facts were communicated to me
the other day by Mrs. Le Favre, the
leader of New York's vegetarian
200. She has not eaten meat for
four years. A diet of nuts, fruits end
seeds she claims is more wholesome and
much cheaper than one composed of
flesh. Her thirty day experiment of
living on her favorite foods at the lowest
possible cost was recently told of. She
brought her table board down to $1.30 a
week. She claims that with this she
committed many gastronomical extrava
gances and that the price can be still
further pared down.
Mrs. Le Favre, goes a little further
i than most vegetarians in discarding
roots and leaves altogether. The hum
ble potato, the succulent lettuce and the
homely cabbage are not to be found
upon her bill of fare, nor will she par
take of radishes, turnips, carrots or the
many items usually so well relished
that come under the head of roots or
She thinks that they are a very poor
class of nourishment and inteaded only
for horses and pigs, though nader a
vegetarian dispensation what the pigs
I are intended for it would be difficult to
say. Some of the proprietors of vege
tarian sanitariums who find potatoes
I som 3what cheap and excessively filling
for their patients take issue with her on
1 don't think that Mrs. Le Favre is a
very hearty eater, as eaters go, but she
is very well nourished and does a vast
amount of work for the fuel she con
sumes. I doubt if any meat eater of my
acquaintance can do more labor of brain
or muscle than she.
For her breakfast she eats cereal
food, granula, wheatens, rice or corn.
Of one of these things she takes a table
spoonful and a half, costing perhaps one
cent, and cooks it. Then she has a enp
of coffee, costing about one cent more,
and a slice or two of whole grained
bread at less than a penny a slice, and
j concludes the repast with an orange or
banana. The quantities given are not
large, but they can *e increased to suit
the appetite, and the heartiest ?aler, she
thinks, couldn't very well make away
with more than ten cents' worth.
The luncheon consista of a plate of
lentil soup, a most nourishing dish, in
volving au outlay of about half a cent
This is followed by a vegetable of some
sort well cooked, a few olives or nuts,
two slices of bread, some fruit, canned
cherries or something like that or pud
ding. The check for this meal would
be seven or eight cents.
Supper is made np of whole grained
or oatmeal bread, preserves, bananas or
oranges and a little chocolate.
Once this antimeat advocate saw a
porter in the east carrying a large piano
down the street on his shoulders. She
became interested at once and wanted
to find out what food would produce
such enormous strength. She inquired
and found that he lived chiefly on green
encumbers and garlic, and never de
voured flesh at any time. Two-thirds of
the people in the world-three-fourths
some people assert-never eat meat and
wouldn't know how ta
In Boston there are vegetarians of tho
second generation-that is, their parents
had eaten no flesh for some years before
they were born and they themselves
have not broken their fast upon roasts
and boileds. To these people the sigh;
of a butcher's shop or a wagon load of
deceased pigs is exceedingly repulsive.
There is no vegetarian restaurant in
the United States, and the nonmeat eaters
want to start one in New York. Lon?
don has at least forty places where one
can dine upon the vegetable fat of the
land without tasting flesh. The number
and variety of dishes that are served in
these places v> ould startle the unsophis
ticated and shock a butcher.
Vegetarians everywhere realize that
the ber. , way to preach their doctrine is
to induce people to eat one of theil
meals. Bachelors and spinsters bent on
dietary reform and ignorant of cooking,
or perhaps not having a kitchen at theil
disposal, find it hard to board at a res
taurant and not lire on meat. They can
live on apples, perhaps-Mrs. Le Favre
did once for two weeks and grew stout
and healthy-but many of them might
not care to.
* All the fighting of the world is done
by meat eaters," said Mrs. Le Favre,
"Flesh engenders a fierce restlessness
which finds vent in war. Vegetarians,
while they will work unceasingly, arc
not fighters, but they win their point bj
gentleness and persuasion.
"There is a constant craving for stim
ulant in a meat eater. Children fed or
flesh swallow slate pencils and ashes
It is because their system calls ont foi
j the carbonates and lime of vegetables,
Vegetarian children never eat their slat?
'A square mile of land will sustain
I six times as many vegetarians as meal
(eaters. Think of the waste there ii
beret Meat is the most extravagant
food we can nae. The overcrowding ol
the earth will compel the universa.1
\ adoption of vegetarianism.
"The roots and leaves I consider food
for the lower animals. The pig grubt
in the ground for his potatoes, hut 1
don't I pluck the rich, ripe grain, the
nuts and the apple. I consider the ap
pie the finest food there is. An electri
edan can arrenge apples in a row and
obtain a current of electricity from
them. I think we should eat only thc
very best form of nourishment, and J
consider that the nuts and fruits ans wei
this requirement"-New York Herald.
The Romani Did Mot Ute Soap.
The Romans were not acquaints
with the use of regular soap, but the;
employed an alkali, with which th
greasy dirt was dissolved out of thei
clothes. This alkali, called nitrum, i
referred to by Pliny, but the che apes
solvent was urine, which was most!
used. The clothes were put in tim
mixed with water and then s tam pe
upon with the feet This process wa
performed by old people, while boy
lifted the clothes out of the tubs. Th
white garments, after being washed
were subjected to the vapor of sulphui
being stretched on a frame and the sn]
phur burned beneath. Poor people i
Rome cleansed their bodies with mes
of lupins, called lomentum, which, wit
common meal, is still used in som
places for that purpose.-Knowledge.
Very striking to a stranger is th
Englishman's fashion of covering hi
face with his tall hat as soon as he ha
taken his seat hi his pew in church.
The Hindoo makes his toes work s
the loom, using them in his weaving o\
b ?rations with almost as much dexterit;
[. as be does his fingers.
A race of wild dogs is said to exist ii
Newfoundland, keeping near the coas
and subsisting on what the sea casts t
THE LAST DECADE.
When murky cloads that pall a summer day
Do. ere its close, dissolve and drift away.
What Joyous smiles break o'er the sunlit plain.
How stirs the dc .-m ant pulse of life again!
And tn tb? afterglow of fading light
There breathes a promise of a morrow bright:
So at thia century's eventide-whose years
Vain hopes hare wrought to merge in darken
Doth man rejoice; for from a rifted west
Assuring rays beam 'cross his weary quest,
DuU, leaden skies now chango to gladdening
The waiting heart its cherished song renews;
That song divine!-sot less its power than
Twas first heard-"Peace on earth, good will
-Gilbert 8. Fletcher in New Nation.
Music, Welsh and Basque.
Having two American friends stop
ping with ns, we brought a nice Welsh
girl from Dolgelly ono evening to sing
to them the national songs. Miss Madge
Roberts, a sweet, pretty yoting lady and
excellent singer, went over an immense
repertory of Welsh music, and Miss S.,
who is a very scientific musician, made
many remarks on the peculiarities of
the Welsh scale, etc Suddenly she ex
claimed: "I cannot think what music
it is that I know that these Welsh tunes
so much resemble. Stay, it is Basque!"
and she proceeded to hum three or four
typical Basque songs. Miss Roberts
and all of us instantly recognized the
similarity of these with the Welsh, es
pecially the oldest Welsh', songs which
she had been singing.
Miss 8. was v-ry much surprised when
I told her that Professor Boyd Dawkins
believed in the original identity of the
Basque and pre-Celtic Welsh, a theory
of which she was quite ignorant, so that
her testimony to the similarity of the
national music was entirely spontaneous.
I am not musical, and my opinion is
of no value, but there does appear to me
to be in the old Welsh music, as in a
great deal of the Welsh character, a dis
tinctly non-Aryan spritelike character,
irreducible to the order so dear to the
Saxon soul. The music goes on for a
few bars with even, exaggerated em
phasis on time as in a soldier's march;
then suddenly, as if tired of it, bounds
off among the bushes, hop, skip and
jump and never comes back!-London
Stopped the Miracles.
The tomb of Saint Etienne de Muret,
canonized in 1088, in the Abbey of
Grandmond, was so great an offender
on account of the number of miracles
that the religious were completely worn
^out by the rush of votaries. The prior
devised, however, a very simple but ef
fective remedy for this grievance. Be
taking himself to the tomb, he spake as
follows: "Servant of God, you preached
to us the delights of solitude and yet
yon assemble in our retreat as many
people as if it were a market or a fair.
We are sufficiently persuaded of your
sanctity not to be curious about your
miracles. If, then, you will not leave
off working them, we protest and declare
on high, in virtue of the obedience we
have promised you, that we will un
earth your bones and throw them into
the river." As might be expected, the
threat was sufficient, and Saint Etienne
de Muret did no more miracles.-All the
A Useful Patrol Wagon.
A useful patrol wagon has been de
vised for electric railroaders. It is con
structed very much like a police wagon,
but has a square tower rising out of it
which is mounted by a ladder. The
tower is raised or lowered by means of a
crank and pulley, and when elevated to
ita full extent it is fifteen feet high The
consequence is that the lineman can
drive under the wire to be repaired and
be immediately placed by the raising of
the tower on a level with his work. The
patrol wagon is a great improvement on
the old method of repairing, without its
Shakespeare's Autograph Worth 9100,000
"The most valuable autograph in the
world is that of Shakespeare," said a
dealer. "There are only three genuine
autographs of Shakespeare in existence,
and those are altogether out of the mar
ket. Bring me a genuine Shakespeare
and HI undertake to pay you $50,000,
yes, $100,000, for it within a year. It
might not sell immediately for a very
large sum, but it would be sure to do so
as soon as collectors were satisfied as to
its genuineness and became properly ex
cited about if-Collector.
A Liberal Offer.
Seventeen years ago a young man in
Chicago found a pocketbook containing
several thousand dollars. Now, having
made nearly a million dollars clear from
this find, he advertises for the loser and
expresses his "willingness to pay for the
poelietbook and restore the amount of
the contents."-Philadelphia Ledger.
When Taking Down the Stove.
In taking down the stove, if any soot
should fall upon the carpet or rug,
cover quickly with dry salt before
sweeping, and not a mark will be left.
?-New York JournaL
An acre planted with sunflowers yields
2,000 pounds of seeds, from which 250
pounds of oil may be obtained. Ten
million quarts of this oil is produced by
Russian mills annually.
Two Kinds of Diamonds.
..Several years ago I chanced to stop
at the same hotel in Dallas, where Alvin
Joslin did," remarked an actor now fill
ing an engagement in Chicago, "and 1
was astounded by his ostentatious parad
ing of hia diamonds. There were a
number of ladies sitting upon the hotel
veranda, and he seemed to take especial
delight in dazzling their eyes with his
jewels. After strutting past them sev
eral times he suddenly stopped, made a
bow to the coterie, and said very
brusquely: 'An, I see that you admire
my diamonds. Permit me. This one is
worth $2,000. This cost me $2,500.
This cluster pin I value at $5,000. I
have with me diamonds worth $30,000,
and I own $10,000 worth which I have
stored for safe keeping in a Chicago
"None of the ladies fainted or fled or
went into ecstasies over the display, and
not a word was vouchsafed in reply.
'That evening when Davis entered
the hotel dining room he was seated at
a table in the middle of the room and
alone. A few minutes later a half
dozen young men in full dress entered
the dining room in a body and sat down
at the same table. In the enter of each
immaculate shirt front shono a bit of
plate glass as large as a marble, while
brass rings bearing great settings ol
glass fairly loaded down the hands of
the newcomers. Davis glanced about
the table and his jaw dropped from sheet
astonishment. Before he could recover
himself, one of tho young men arose and,
walking around the table to Alviu's seat,
said iu a tone that was distinctly audible
throughout the room: 'Ah, I see you ad
mire my diamonds. Permit me. Thu
one is worth eight cents a pound, retail.
This cost me a nickel, just as it is. This
one I value at a dime. I have with me
eoventy cents' worth of gems, and I OWE
an interest in a glass works at Cliicagc
"Before that speech was ended the be
diamond Joslin either lost his appe
tite or finished his supper, for he hastily
arose and left the room, followed by ?
lively chorus of abs and ohs."--Chicag<
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