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The pastor bade her proceed.
"Tell me all," he urged, kindly.
"I put a button in the contribution
box," she faltered.
"And did your conscience trouble
you?" he asked.
The woman raised her eyes earn
"No," she answered, "I put in the
.wrong button and broke a set and I
would like to exchange it, if yon
l.ikc n. Machine,
Which kept in order runs smoothly and regu
larly, to the bowels keep up their action if
measures aro taken to keep them in goo l
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Camp St.. Harrisburg, Pa., May 4, '84.
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THE HEART OF THE TREE,
What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants a friend of sun and sky;
He plants tho flag ol breezos freo;
The shaft of beauty towering high;
He plants a homo to heaven aaigh,
For song and mothor crown of bird,
In hushed and happy twilight heard
The treble of heaven's harmony
These things he plants who plants a tree.
What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants the forest's heritage;
And seed and bud of days to bo.
And years that fade and flush again;
He plants thc glory of the plain;
He plants the forest's heritage;
The harvest of a coining age;
The joy tbat unborn eyes shall seo
These things he plants who plants a tree.
Wh it does ho plant who plants a tree?
He plauts in sap and loaf and wood,
In love of home and loyalty
Auel far cast thought, of civic good.
His blessing on the neighborhood,
Who in the hollow of his hand
Holds all the growth of all our land.
A nation's growth from sea to sea
Stirs in his heart who plants a tree.
-H. C. Bunner.
A PRACTICAL JOKE.
BX ITEIiEX FORREST GRAVES.
Pend hara was
In the world's
eyes she was
long past tho
ase of romance.
13ut in the
heart of a true
womau there is
alwnys a soft
youta and hope bloom eternally.
She lived in a little hall bed-room,
in one of those great, unhomedike
boarding house?, where people arc
paoksd together like sardines in a box,
and worked for Mademoiselle Vicini,
tho fashionable milliner of Playport.
She had a speaking acquaintance with
Mrs. Bloom, the plump widow, who
Eat opposite her at table ; Kitty Sup
ple, the pretty shop-girl on her loft,
who despised homely people, and
thought no one ought live after she
was past thirty ; and Mr. Mills, the
foreman in the printing offico of the
Play port Eagle, who sat at the corner
beyond, and that was all.
During the day she worked hard at
the store ; in the evenings she sat at a
window, with a shawl across her
shoulders, and mended her clothes
and read her Testament, and crocheted
on a black worsted mat, which had
been on hand for a year at least, be
cause Kitty Supplo generally had
beaux in the parlor, aud audibly de
clared that "she thought old maids
had no business to be peeping and
And upon the whole, it was not a
very lively life.
Mr. Mills, up in his seoend-story
front, was as solitary as she, no
doubt. But he was a man. He could
go out to theatres, reading-rooms,
chess clubs. Miss Pendham was
tempted to wish at times that 6he was
There was such an utter loneliness
in her heart, that when Billy Parks,
the landlady's little boy, brought his
mittens to her to mend early on the
morning of the first of April, he was
glad of the ohance to talk to some
"leay, Miss Pendham," observed
thls~"artless youth, "why don't you
get luurr?od. " -
Miss Pendham ec^^f^^?e^was it
the reflection o' the red yarn where
with she was threading a slender darn
"Everybody doesn't get marred,
Billy," said she._ [_
"ie?, that's true," remar Ken Bi fly!
"Mother, she says she wishes she'd
never gone and got married, when
father goes on a s_t
e says, you'd have got married
to old Mills long ago, if you could
have caught him."
Miss Peudham was s?snta moment.
She was used to these satirical stings
of Kitty Supple's vivacious tongue;
but all the same, they smarted.
"Miss Supple ought not to talk so,"
said she. "She knows that Mr. Mills
is nothing to me.
"Mother says that Miss Supple
wants old Mills herself," says Billy.
"I don't liko her. I wouldn't marry
her, not for a hundred dollars ! She
told mother about the comic valentine
I sent her, and mother gave mo a
licking. But I'll be quits with her
yet. I'll April-fool her, eee if I don't !
Did you ever get April-fooled, Miss
Pendham, when you was a girl ? Or
April-fool other folks?"
"Sometimes," said Miss Pendham,
a moisture blurring her vision as she
remembered the great, fragrant barn
at home, and tho slim girl-could it
be possible that it was herself ?-fill
ieg the hens' nests with empty egg
shells and deceptive china eggs, to de
ceive the laughing little brothers who
were dead and gone long ago.
"Wasn't it fun, though?" said Billy,
with a chuckle. "I mean to April
fool everybody in tb o house. Thankee,
Mies Pendham !"
And snatching the mittens from her
hand, he scamperod cheerily down
stairs, three steps at a time, finishing
up with a prolonged slide down the
While Miss Pendham tied on her
bonnet, arranged her little gray shawl
and went to Mademoiselle Vicini's,
with a bandbox in her hand, which
contained Mis3 Helena Montrose's I
weddiug bonnet-a marvel of white
tulle, orange-buds and point-lace
upon which she had worked lato the
And Kitty Supple, who was late a;
tho 6tore, tripped after her, with
fluffy, brown fringes of hair escaping
from under her turban hat, and blue
eyes sparkling with mischief.
Bat she had a pale, frightened look
when she got to the store.
"Of course I didn't mean it," 6aid
Kitty; "and I don't supposo it signi
fies anything. But the parcel was just
slipped in under the striug that tied
tho bandbox, and it was tho easiest
thing in tho world to pull it cut. 1
couldn't heh? laughiug to think how
frsioni8?*f shTwbu?(?T)2 to find it
gone. Aud I opened it and peeped in
to seo what it was. Elegant point lace,
that must have cost five or six dollars
a yard ! And I put it in my pocket ;
and when I next felt for my pocket
handkerchief it was gone. Now I've
Iked twice over the road, and asked
very one I met iE they had seen a
reel, wrapped in brown paper and
J with pink twine, and no one had.
h to goodness I hadn't touched
Jd thing. But Miss Pendham will
now who took it-that's one
Supple cried nf; intervals
|hind the counter. Tho joke
)ved so jocose a? abo had
L would be.
irilly shrieked Made
li. "That point lace!
Miss Montrose's elegant Point d'Alen
con, imported directly from Paris for
ber wedding hat-gone! Of course
you know, Miss Pendham, that I shall
hold you responsible for tho twenty
five dollars which thoso five yards of
lace were valued at. Nor do I care to
retain in my service a young person
so exceedingly unreliable as you have
shown yourself to be. You will bo
good enough to provide yourself with
another situation by th?3 day month. "
So Kitty Supple was miserable, and
sowas Auricula Fendham; and the
only happy penon concerned in the
point-lace transaction was Master Billy
Parks, who was tho scamp who had
abstracted the parcel of lace from
Kitty's pocket, as ?he stopped mo
mentarily to look in at the window ol
a print-Bhop, and taken instantaneous
"Lace, eh?" said Billy to himself.
( "I was in hopes that it was her young
man's photo. But I'll settle her."
When Kitty Supple took her purse
trom her pocket, at dinner-time, as
she sat down at Mrs. Park's table, well
spread with beef stew and baked pota
toes, with a oubstantial broad pudding
to follow, out tumbled a flat, paper
parcel. Ber heart gave a joyous up
"So it was there all the time!" sho
thought. "How could I have possi
bly missod it?"
Sho opened it, surreptitiously, while
the green eyes of Master Billy, gorg
ing his noontide meal, were glued to
It was filled with coarse, common
And in that one second Billy Parks
tasted tlio sweets of unlimited re
"Struck all of a heap !" said ho to
himself. "Well, I guess we're even
But the pieco of lace had not ful
filled its mission yet.
When Mis3 Pendham went up to her
room she found a letter under the
door, but she had no spirit to open it.
"It's ono of Billy Parks's April
jokes," she thought, as she pushed it
ai ide with her foot. "Oh, dear-oh,
dear ! I wonder if I shall over laugh
again? Twenty-five dollars to pay for
that lace, and I have twenty-five cents
when my week's board is settled and
my pew rent paid! And discharged
from Mademniselle Vicini's, too.
What is to become of me?"
It was growing dusk nov/-a sweet,
purple, April dusk, full of faint scents
and sounds of spring even there in the
She lighted her lamp and sat down
with her head resting on both hands.
Just then there came a soft "tap,
tap !" at tho door."
"Come in !" said Miss Pendham.
Tho door opened, its hinges revolv
ing with a diffident squeakiness.
"I hopo I don't intrude?" said Mr.
"Dear me, Mr. Mills, is it you?"
said Miss Auricula.
"Are you ready?" asked Mr. Mills,
hovering on the t?reshold, like a re
spectable middle-aged genius.
"Beady?" faltered Auricula.
"For tho concert," explained Mr.
Mill*. "We had some tickets sent to
tho Eagle office. I thought perhaps
you would enjoy the music. Didn't
you get my letter? I slipped it under
"Oh!" cried Auricula, suddenly
stooping for tho neglected envelope,
which still lay under the table. "I
did see it, but I thought it wa3 one of
Billy Parks's April fools,"
"But you ll go, won't you?" pleaded
1 ~v-^-i*?,tn.ao in the Playport Eagls
office. *. " -s ' '
"I should like it very^mch," said
Auricula, feeling herself color to the
roots of her hair.
"And, speaking of April fools,"
slowly added Mr. Mills, fumbling m
his pocket, "when I was on my way to
tho office this afternoon, ono of our
?devils-I beg your pardon, Miss Pend
ham ; that"is an entirely m?fr?pi?o'ficaT'
.?SrCiS-festoonou1 with something white.
I didn't mind it much, because I had
three different labels pinned on my
back this morning ; but when I oame
to look, it seemed very nice lace. Per
haps you can use it for something. I'm
sure it is of no service to me !"
Thus speaking, Mr. Mills drew from
his pocket tho five yards of point-lace,
which matchod M?33 Montrose's bon
Miss Pendham gave n smothered
shriek of joy as sho clutched at tho
"Oh, Mr. Mills!" she cried. "J
never was KO glad of anything in my
life. Oh, Mr. Mills, how good you
And with sobs and tears sho ex
plained to him the history ofthat piece
They took it at once to Mademoiselle
Vicini beforo they started for tho con
cert ; and somehow this little incident
seemed to establish a mutual under
standing between thom.
"I always thought Miss Pendham
was a superior young woman," said
Mr. Mills. "I nm more than ever
convinced of it now."
"Mr. Mills is really very sensible
and agreeable," thought Auricula.
"After all, thero is something in the
printer's profession that broadens and
enlarges the mind."
So Master Billy Parks sucoeeded in
"April-fooling" everybody to his
heart's co?tent, and Kitty Supple
breathed more freely when sho heard
that tho point-lace was safe.
"But I'll never play any more prac
tical jokes," sho thought.
She turned np her pretty little nose
when she heard of Mr. Mills's engage
ment to Miss Auricula Pendham, a few
"Two old things like that sotting uj>
for lovers ! How utterly ridiculous !"
But Miss Kitty Supple had yet to
learn that life's blobsoming-timo does
not always como in April.-Saturday
liootl ii True.
A young Washingtonian, recently
returned from Chicago, tells a good
story, which should properly go un
der the heading, "Important if True."
According to his account the young
man was going home lato ono night,
and when crossing the Clark street
bridge was accosted by a beggar. On
being refused alms the mendicant
suddenly developed into a highway
man, and putting a pistol under the
young man's nose, compelled him to
shell out all his personal possessions.
Then the highwayman made a bad
break, for, laughing at the frightened
victim, ho said:
"Why, you're dead easy. Dis pop
ain't loaded-it's only a bluff."
Whereupon tho young Washington
ian whipped out a revolver that was
loaded, aud, with dire threats of
?liooting the highwayman's head off,
compelled him to give back all tho
"I made sixty-niuo cents by the
operation," says tho self-confessed
hero, in telling the story, "and I pnt
it in the poor box."-Washington
BUDGET OE FUN.
j HU3IOROUS SKETCHES FROM
Tho End Justifying the Means-All
Over tho Town-Ho Needed
It - Tho Jumplng-Off
Place, Etc., Etc. ._
Her brow 'twas like tho snowdrift,
Her throat 'twas like tho swan;
But it took a mint of money
For tho powder she put on.
HE NEEDED rr.
"Scaggs is getting fat," said Will
oughby, ".He's developed a double
"Well, he needed it," says Parsons.
"His original chin was overworked."
ALL OVER THE TOWN.
"Mrs. Talker is a very obedient wo
"All I ever noticed about her is that
she is an awfnl gossip."
"That's why. What you tell her
goes."-New York Journal.
THE JUMTING-OFF PLACE.
Rich Father-"Well, you want to
marry my daughter ! It's a seriouf
undertaking-have you considered it
Poor Wooer-"Yes, very carefully.
There's nothing else left for me todo.'
-New York Press.
AS FAR AS HE HAD GOT.
"Do you th i uk that ra arr iago is a
failure, Mr. Askin?" said Miss Elder,
to a young man whom she knew to be
"I haven't got that far yet," was
tho frank reply, "but I'm pretty well
convinced that courtship is bank
A KEW SCHEME.
"I have learned the whole of thi
119th Psalm by heart," said Bonnj
Bloobumper to his father's visitor.
"What is that for, Benny? So thal
people will give you a quarter to heai
you recite it?"
"No. So that peoplo will give m(
fifty cents not to."-Life.
A MIGHTY DIFFERENCE.
"Where aro tho best horses found?'
asked the young man in the now mus
"The best horses," coldly returnee
tho man in tho wrinkled ulster, wit!
that rigid ndherenco to truth whicl
onco mado George Washington celo
brated, "are not found; they an
bought."-Rockland (Me.) Tribune.
A RARE COMPLIMENT.
Violinist-"Alice, you look ver]
sweet this evening. What makes youl
hair so curly?"
Little Alice-"I guess because you
have been playing."
Violinist-"Dear child! Bat what
can that have to do with it?"
Little Alice-"I heard mamma sa]
that your playing was enough to mak<
anybody's hair curl. "-Harper's Younj
A PART TO FIT HEB.
"Now tell me," said Miss Flatnote
in a compliment-encouraging tone
"do you think my singing voice is a
all adapted for tho stage?"
"Certainly, Mademoiselle," replie<
tho professor; "admirably adapted
and for a very difficult class of stagi
"Oh, you mean to flatter mel"
"Not at all. I refer to pantomime. '
rr ER ERROR.
"Tell me tS\ "-4i>e pastor urged
-"i-f?it a button in the c&ntributioi
box," she faltered. >^
He smiled. }
"And did your conscience ?roubl
you?" he asked. W
The woman raised her eyesfearn
"No," she answered. "I put ijn th
wrong button and broke a set, and
would like to exchango it, i| yoi
please. "-Detroit Tribune.
"lt seems very swampy AIODI
here," observed tho New Yorker, look
ing languidly out of tho car wi?dow
"How much further is h to Chichgo?'
"You've been in Chicago holli ni
hour," said the conductor, mijesti
"Good gracous! I don't seo an;
residences. " s.
"You must be nearsighted, ear.
cnn see the dwelling of one off th
oldest families ia Chicago not ?half i
milo away." \
"I-I can't soe it all. What's! thei:
"Bloss my soul !"-Chiongo; Tri
"That's a portrait of your grand
mother as she looked when she,was i
young lady, is it? How strongly i
resembles you, Mies Bonderly." ?
"You only say that to flattet me
Mr. Spoonamore. Grandma was qui ti
a beauty, and overybody knows tba
I don't make anv pretensions o>f tba
kind." ' " j
"Indeed, I'm not trying to flattei
you, Miss Benderby ! The family re
semblanco is striking. I've !oftei
known cases of that kind. There wen
two sisters I was acquainted with! whei
I was a boy. They looked wonder
fully aliko, just as that portrait! looki
like you, und yet one of them was aj
beautiful as a poet's dream, anjd th<
other was dreadfully-that is, I mean
sho wasn't at all-or rather, she wai
lacking in that-that attractive qnali
ty, you know, that constitutes-wha
a perfectly lovely frame this portrai:
has, hasn't it?"-Chicago Tribune.
WHAT IT WAS.
Tho fair girl sat in her boudoir a
her ebony escretoiro writing a letter
She showed overy sign of suppressed
emotion, and her pen raced over th(
paper as if it would win by a dozei
lengths. Sho muttered to heraelf al
times as if her anger was too much foi
silence, and her face was flushed as ii
she were burning with fever. At lasl
the letter was finished, and when shf
had sealed it she slapped it down or
the desk with such force that tho mag
nificent inkstand of bronze and silvei
fell to the floor with a crash, shivered
into a hundred fragments.
The girl's mother in the room belo\i
heard the noise and ren frightened
into tho hall.
"Oh, Imogene," she cried in breath
less eagerness ; "what was that?"
"Nothing, mamma," replied th?
girl, going to the door.
"But I heard a terrific crash," thc
mother insisted. "Didn't you break
"Yes, mamma. It was only ni j
engagement with Mr. Jtlackenbfirry?"
and the fair Imogene returned to her
cscretoire and stuck a stamp on thc
fatal letter.-Detroit Free Press.
How Do They Tell?
Wo have heard of the language ol
monkeys, and of the language of hens,
and of the language of crows, and
even of ants ; but it will be a new idea
to most people, probably, that fishes
have a language of their own. An
English fisherman, Basil Field, has
been making some investigations
which lead him to suppose that fishes
have some way of communicating a
notion of their experiences to other
Mr. Field carried on his experi
ments, which he has described in an
article in the Fortnightly Review, in
the fish ponds of Mr. Andrew, at
Guildford, England. These ponds are
full of trout, which, at the time when
Mr. Field first visited them, were so
little accustomed to being troubled
that when he threw a baited hook into
the water all the trout in sight-a
great number-rushed eagerly upon
He caught one, and removing it
from tho hook, threw it back into the
pond. Then he put in a freshly baited
hook. Two or three trout only came
Ono of these he caught, and threw
it back into the water. Again he re
. sumed his fishing with a uowly-baited
hook, and this time, although the
pond was swarming with fish, it was
only after a long time that he lured
another trout to his bait. And affcei
a little further timo it was entirely
impossible to catch a trout in this
However, by experimenting ir.
another pond equally well stocked,
an4 hot throwing back any fish, Mr.
Field found that lie could catch trout
as long as he chose. Tho fi9h did not
seem to understand that the removal
of one of their number by this strange
means meant danger to them, but
came continually to the bait.
If, Mr. Field reasons, it is only when
the captured fish, released, goes back
and mingles with his fellows that the
danger is learned, and then is learned
instantly, it must follow that the re
leased fish has some means of making
the others understand the perils of
the hook. This, whatever it is, may
be called a "language."
Value ot TorncQo Boats in War.
Ono of the objeots of the British
naval manuvre last year was to deter
mine tho value of torpedo boats in
war, Here is part of an official re
port that has just been mado: "No
ship was put ont of action by a tor
pedo boat. The lightness of thc
dights seems to have had a two-lqld
effect. No. SO (Red side) in evad
ing a 'catcher' at first missed tho Bluo
Fleet, but managed to keep up with it
and got within a rango of the rear
ship, which was not attacked because
she was supposed to belong to Group
Three, a class exempted from torpedo
attack by tho rules. Thc light ap
parently was not sufficient to permit
the real character of tho ship to be
ascertained. On the other hand, it is
?oportod that the nights wero never
really dark enough to afford conceal
ment to the torpedo boats. Tho tor
pedo lieutenant in command of No.
80 makes the interesting observation
that, owing to the speed of the hostile
fleet, the boats were unable to regain
their position for attack when once it
had been lost. From this it seems
permissible to infer that high speed
will be of itself no unimportant pro
tection to ships traversing at night
narrow waters infested by torpedo
b/)ats. The torpedo boat operations
f were upon a too restricted scale to
supply much valuable instruction ; but,
as far as they went, they tend to con
firm the view that tho most effective
employment of the torpedo boat iu
war will be limited to sending her to
attack any enemy's ship in a known
position within the boat's range of
action, and that the whereabouts of
the enemy must be first ascertained
and be communicated to the com
mander of the boat. The necessity of
combining with torpedo boats vessels
of other and larger classes to scout
and discover the enemy-where exact
information as to his position cannot
bo obtained by other menus-seems to
be established and, if so, it carries
with it the obligation to consider a
mere flotilla of torpedo boats by them
selves as a belligerent factor of dis
tinctly imperfect efficiency."-New
Poorest Community in tho World.
"Tho poorest people as a community
in the world, probably, are tho fisher
men of Newfoundland-and, for good
ness sake, don't call it Newf-un-lan, as
so many ignorant people outside of
the province do"-said F. C. Loomis,
of St. Johns, at tho Ebbitt. "For
timo immemorial tho fisheries havo
been controlled by a few persons, who
waxed rich and powerful from them.
The fishermen aro employed by thom
during the season, but they do not
get paul in money. The men who run
the fisheries also conduct stores at
every town where fishermen reside,
and the latter aro given orders for
supplies on these establishments,
where they aro charged from two to
four times as much for an article as
they would be if they had tho cash
and were able to deal somewhere else.
Formerly, when tho fishing was good,
this system did not result iu absoluto
want to tho victims of it, but now,
when each year, almost, brings a
failure, tho destitution is something
terrible. Tho law which forbade the
soil of Newfoundland to be tilled was
repealed years ago, but the men who
have the blood of long lines of fishers
in their veins nro tho hereditarily in
capable of farming, so they eko out a
miserable existonco on the water, and
hundreds of them starvo eaoh year."
Planted by Eminent Men.
Tho botanical garden at Washington
contains many trees started in life by
eminent men. Among them is an
overcup oak plantod by John 0. Crit
tenden in 1801. Senators Hoar and
Evarts plantod seeds in 1889 and 1890,
from which sprung respectively two
Lebanon cedars ; Actor Edwin Forrest
transplanted two rarQ. cypresses from
Philadelphia in 18(36 ; a fine specimen
of tho masonic cassia was planted in
1882 by tho late General Albert Pike,
then chief of tho Scottish order of
Masons ^Senators Morrill,of Maine and
Vermont, were godfathers to two fino
cedars, whilo another was assisted into
being by the father of General Blair,
of Missouri. -Chicago Timus-Herald.
Thc Mississippi thc King.
Tho Mississippi River, in spite of
all competition, remains tho longest I
in tho world. Its length is forty
three hundred miles, and it drains ono
million seven hundred and twenty-six
thousand square miles. The Amazon
is only four thousand miles long. Tho
Jfnkon River, m Alaska, is only two
thousand miles long.-Frank Leslie's
LIFE WITHOUT LOVE,
Lifo without love is Uko
Day without sunshine,
Roses bereft Ot
Sweet nature's perfume}
Love* is the guide mark
To those who are weary
Of waiting and watching
In darkness and gloom.
Love to the heart is like
Dow-drops to violets
Left on the dust-ridden
Roadside to die;
Love loads tho way
To our highest endeavors,
Lightens and lessens
The pain of each sigh.
Life without love
Is like spring without flowers,
Erook streams that move not
Or star-bereft sky.
Love creates efforts
Most worthy and noblo,
Prompts us to llvo
And resigns us to die.
PITH AND POINT.
Some mortals are overloaded with
Professor-"This, gentlemen, is an
approximately correct draft of an
ancient battering-ram. " Student (en*
thusiastically)-"That beats a rush
Buggins-"Why all this talk about
tho new woman?" Muggins-"I sup
poso because it isn't safe to refer to
any woman as 'the old woman.' "
"Did you tell Mr. Snobberly that I
was not in?" Bridget-"I did, ma'am ;
bat he looked so doubtful I don't
think he'dVbelieved it if you'd'a'told
him wid your own lips. "-Inter
Heardso-"They say every hearty
laugh adds a day to one'H life." Saidso
-"That depends. I had at least a
week kicked out of me for laughing at
a man who fell in tho mud. "-Pear
Circumstantial Evidence: Jane
"My dear, there's crape on the Bobbe's
door. Some ono must have died."
Maudo-"Impossible. I'm sure tho
doctor hasn't been there for weeks."
Tommy-"Pop, what's the differ
ence between a bon mot and a joke?"
Tommy's Pop -"A bon mot is some
thing you tell a friend, and a joke is
something a friend tells you. "-Phila
"What do you know about French
dishes?" asked Mrs. Upperten to the
applicant for employment as cook. "I
know enough about thim to make
thim, but niver to ote thim,n was the
reply. She was engaged.-Harper's
Weary Walker-"Say, mister, gim
me a dime." Dignified Wayfarer
"Give you a dime! I think you are
more in need of manners than money."
Weary Walker-"Well, I struck yer
fer what I fought ye hed most uv."
A young housekeeper who lives in a
small Kentucky town had occasion to
reprimand her oook for neglecting her
duties. "Well, Miss Laura, I's been
worried," was the reply. "I's studyin*
a most 'portant question. Tell de
trute, I don't whioh to get, a winter
doak or a divorce."-Harper's
'iMy boy Hiram writes me from col
lege," said Farmer Crayoraft, laying
the letter on tho table a moment in or
der to wipe his^glasfl?^^hat-heV
been studyin' up this subject of good
roads an' I'm all wrong about it. I'll
bet a thousand dollars," continued
Farmer Crayoraft, "he's been buy in*
himself a bisickle 1"-Chicago Tri?
After-Dinner Speech : Mastei of tho
House (on his fiftieth birthday to his
guests)-"Ladies and gentlemen, this
day fifty years ago, when I first saw
the light of this world-um, um-I
did not for a moment anticipate-er
-anticipate that I should see so
numerous and-um-BO distinguished
a company gathered around me." -
The Lazy Russiaus.
Tho Russians are lazy and effem
inate ; in the winter they seldom walk,
and when they do so they crawl along
muffled up in furs, ?nd do not move
with any briskness, says the West
minster Review. The Cossaoks are
dirty-looking ruffians, badly dressed
and mounted on small horses, which
aro said to bo excellent animals, pos
sessing wonderful staying power.
One of tho worst characteristics of
tho Bussians is their dishonesty .in
trade. In Moscow, even in many of
the best shops, one has to bargain for
purchases, as a much higher price
than is expected is always asked. In
the samo way one has to bargain for
everything, and this, in my opinion,
constitutes one of tho most disagreeable
things connected with life in Eussia.
One always imagines that or.o ?9 being
swindled, and too frequently, no
doubt, the idea is not a vain ooo.
That tho Russians are a dirty peo
ple is well-known; very few houses
have even a footbath in them, and,
although there are fine publio baths,
tho Bussians, even of tho upper classes,
seldom make uso of them. In
deed I believe the lower orders are
oleaner in this respect.
Weighing a Pencil Mark.
Scales are now made of such nice ad
justment that they will weigh anything
to the smallest hair p Ki eked from the
eyebrow. They are triumphs of
mechanism and aro inclosed in glass
cases, as the slightest breath of air
would impair their records. Tho glaES
cases have a sliding door, and as soon
as the weight is placed in the balances
the door slides down. The balances
are cleared again and made ready for
further use by the pressing Of a but
ton, which slightly raises the beams.
Two pieces of papor of equal weight
can be placed on the scales, and au
autograph written in pencil on either
piece will cause the other sido to
ascend, and the needle, which indi
cates the divisions of weight, even to
the ten millionth part of a pound and
iess, will move from its perpendicular.
A signatnro containing nino letters
has been weighed and proved to bo
exactly two milligrammes, or tho fif
teen-thonsand-five-hundredth part of
an ounce troy.-Current Literature.
Cruelty to Gold Fish.
Sir Herbert Maxwell has written a
a letter to the London Times protest
ing against the cruelty of illuminating
howls of gold fish with eleotric lamps.
Fish, ho explains, aro so sensitive to
light that some of them (trout, for in
stance) can alter their coloring, ac
cording to tho ground on which they
swim. But tho peculiarity that ren
ders exposure to strong light intoler
able to fish, is that they have no eye
lids, so that to confine them in the
neighborhood of a brilliant lamp is to j
inflict upon them indescribable tor? I
kure..-Chicago Times-K^rald. ... . I
received the highest
Gov't official investi
the Great Internation
World's Fairs wher
competition with oth?
lt makes the finest
most wholesome brea
More economical ;hai
ing agent *
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.,
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Thc firpt chemical analysis of tobac
co waa mn dc by Vanquclinc in 1809.
Scotch Enuff is' said to obtain its
pecnJiar color from tho addition of
The best grades of Cuban tobacco
Lave less than two per cent of nicotia.
Lord. Clive's melancholy finally
ended in madness, and he died by his
Tho brilliant Southey finally sank
into a state of mental stupor, in which
Socrates imagined that he had a fa
miliar spirit or guardian angel that
conversed with him.
The government secret service gives
notice of a dangerous counterfeit $2
silver certificate, series ?891.
The southern corn crop will bc
nearly 1300,000,000 bushels, according
to the United States agricultural de
partment, an increase of $'18,000,000
The hedgehog, badger, squirrel and
some kind of mice lay up a regular
store of provisions for the winter. It
is said they cat only during mild
weather, and in extreme Cold remain
Animals that live in "old countries
have a warm matting of wool or fino
fur underneath their hairy coats, so
that they are almost perfectly protect
ed from cold. This wool Usually falls
off in ourameri
Russia produced last year, accord
ing to the estimate of the minister of
agriculture, 272,000,000 bushels of
wheat, as compared with 336,000,000
last year. Her rye crop is 792,000,000
bushels against 752,000,000 a year ago.
The barley yield is 176,000,000 and
that of oats 672,000,000. There was
no famine in the Czar's Empire last
She Had Eaten Itt
"John," said the mistress, "I should
like you to find out, if yon can,wheth
left without letting the new cook know,
as she may have eaten it, and ? should
not like to make her feel uncomforta
"If you please, ma'am," said the
butler, "the new cook has eaten the
tinned salmon, and she feels very un
We offer One Hundred Dollars Hewart for
any case of Catarrh lliat canUot be cilred by
Hall's Catarrh Cute.
P. J. CHENEY & Co., Phlp't, TOlfdo. O.
We, thc under-iRned, have known F. J. Che
ney for the Inst 1"> year*, und believe him per
fectly honorable in nil businos-t trltn-acf ons
an I financially able to fai ry out any ObUffV
lion made l>y their firm.
WOST <t THUAX, Wholesale Dru?fjists, Toledo,
WALOIXO, KIN>\\X SI Mutvix, Wholesale
Druggists. To odo. Ohio.
Hali'* Catarrh Cure ts taken internal y, act
ins directly upon th? b <?nl and mucous mr
faces of the system. Trice, 7?c. per bottle.
Sold hy all Druggists. Testimonials free.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
featly yet promptly on the Kidneys,
-iver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
ducer, pleasing to the tasto and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in ita
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 remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50
cent bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. iJo not accent any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL
LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK, N V.
in doing'it, and it's a great
Dairies and dealers use Pear
once, on your milk-ware or bi
isn't the most satisfactory way ?
most economical thing you ca
more out of it.
O?fi A Peddlers ?.nd some unscrupuloi
OCllU. or "the same ac Pearline."
and if your grocer scad
honest-send it baek.,
sst and strongest
rder made. It has
award at the IL S.
igation, and at all
al Expositions and
ever exhibited in
) lightest, sweetest)
Ld, cake and pastry;
ri any other leaven
106 WALL ST., NEW-YORK
Bringing Up Children.
From earliest infancy, incnlcato in
stant obedience. Unite firmness with
reutleness. Let your children under
?tand always that you mean what you
?ay. Never promiso them anything
mlcss you are quite sure yon can give
vhat you say. If you tell a child to
lo something, show him how to do it,
md eco that is done. Always punish
pour children for willfnlly disobeying
rou ; but never punish them in anger.
Sever let them know that they vex you
? make'you lose your self-command,
[f they give way to petulance or ill
;empcr, wait till they aro calm, then
?eason with them on the foolishness of
heir conduct. Never give youl' child
en anything because they cry fot i ti
Teach them that the sure ftnd easy way
o appear good is to be goodi.
What an ordinary man eats
and the way he eats it would
be enough to give dyspepsia
to ari ostrich^-Unless the oft?
trich were wise enough to as?
?ist his digestion
from time to timft
with an efficient
?tracts. Such a
r WM ^ Dr- Pierce's
T Jf \ Pleasant Pellets,
Sm - They are the pili?
?rfbr those wii?
ile Wrong things and too inuch; Tb?y
itimiiiate action in all of the digest iy?
>rgans. They stop sour stomach, windy
richings, heartburn, flatulence and cure
:onstipation, biliousness, dyspepsis, in?
ligestion, sick headache and kindred
Once used they are always in favor*
Notice to Mill Men
And fartHers owiiirig small power: Tile finest ?nd
mont complete Saw Mill in ei stoncn to-day, is raatid
fnctured br tue ?il.<> ACM M I l-l- .11' 1 . (Min
350 lliulilu'ul Ave. Atilinta, tim To ,k first
prize At World's Fair at Chicnrin. All si ?es,- from" i Hi
n. up tn this lirgest. Prices rednceiJ; Send fot cal?>
[ocuo.ihowi"sr uawjiiiprovemetit?: ?sd^of Portabl*
r?irftltirfti'-Tf-tling Pres.eann.l TiuU.n^Wator Wtloetg,
Pulleys and Shafting and all kind-of rhfll kliPlH W.
Tilsh steel tanks^
with covers, all eal
rvanlzed after completion,"
/In nests of ten, 8 to 12 feet\
/high and 30 to 36 Inches Inl
/diameter, at 2>*c. per gallon?"
j Tiley do not rust, shrink* leak. gtvs
I taste to water, nor o ?io w foreign Sub*
I etanoe? to set In? They can be put
I ih garret or barn and thus ere protected
Ifrorn freezing. They take no setting!
Vip. ?re cheaper than wood? TankJ
\ substructures of ell sizes made to g
\ order. Send for price list and ff,
'V designs forsubstructure end
f\ /Vornamental water supply
J If %AER MOTOR CO.^
, Did yoe ever ?top to think how completely th? Aermotor
Co. mada th? modern windmill business? How It h?i monos
c.,ltd this entire lind of manufactura beean]? cf its Irita*,
InTootiona, designs, ?nalitle. ?nd prices, or forced ether?
to ba literal and ?ervil? iroiutors I Witness th? ?t?*l
wboel, U>? back geared pumper, th? I.?ph (earn) powst
Bill, the ?tesl towers, fixed and tilting, the galTaais-ng
of work after completion, th? trinder centrifugal tt*i,
the improeed irrigating and other pumps, tb? all ?te?!
pol? ww-ono of tho most popular things w? ?Ter pot oat
-UM I toot atorase and ?tock tank?. Krarythiug w? har?
tonch.d we h.v* bettered ?nd cheapened, lt ia tb? thine w*
h?*. delighted In and lt hu paid. WebarecstablUbed a ?cort
of branch houses, ia as to have ali these goods n*?r those who
want them. Tt>? Aermotor Co. ha? but ona mora ambition. It
wants to build and Dil on? mora new building. It ha? 3 acm
of land at its present location unoccupied br buildings. I t ex.
; tat? to commence injune to cover that 2 acres with a singh,
building, ? stones high. Th II will girt it lg mor* acm of flo??
ipao*. Then when tb? publia d?m*nd requires niora goods
than can ba produced with thia added ?pac?, lt will nfuM U
extend farther, or maka anr effort, lt will have don? ita ?hare
to ?upplT that demand. It will then turn an-ar all new comers.
ntTIL THATTI2E IT FXPICT8 TO COSTI.MK TO MIMI
TUR rTOBf.n WITH TUR GREATER l'A RT OF ITS WWI
WHFKLH, TOWERS, GRIS 11I?B.S, PEED C ITT WS, PTMPS,
STEEL PU411K niZZ StWS, STEEL 8TOR1GE A.1D STOCK
TiM?S. STEEL Sl'IWTrtl'CTl KKS, ETC, - XTC ?AU
TANIZKD APTER COETLETIOX. IT WILL C0.?TI5fK TO
DEAL HOST LIBERALLY Vf ITH TUR PTPLIC, ri'RrTBH RS.
riHlS AT A LOW PRICE, AMD BB TUB GREAT HODEL
SQlURE-DEti-IKG WUIU POWER A?U WATER: SC PELT
110 USE OP THE WOIU-U. AEKXOTOS COL, COK MO.
Morphine Habit Cured
IN 20 DAYS.
SO SUFFERING, Xor any Money
Required in Advance.
Not one cent till CURED and SATISFIED,
-omo to see me or write me at once for terms.
13. -?L. SYMS, Tb/L. IX,
ATLANTA, OA., 197 Ali xantlcr St.
Al all ?tor??, or by mail 35c. doable box: 5 doable boxea
B1..K). DROWN MF?? CO.. New Vorig Cltr.
WAI I CT NEWS l.ETTERof raine nant
ff fl LL O I . FREE to reader* of this paper.
Charles A. Daldvrln 4; Co.. 40 WaU St., N. T.
and pails, and cans,
and bottles (even
thing that you want
fek S J particularly clean,
+f ought to be washed'
- with Pearline.
st You'll save work
deal more thoroughly done,
line extensively. Just try it
itter-ware-and then say if it
D? cleaning. Pearline is the
n use, too. You get so much
is grocers will tell you " this is os good ss*
IT'S FALSE-Pearline is never peddled,
s YOU somethiog ia pl&ce of Pearline, be
SK ' JAMES PYLE, New T?fa