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Micro-Organisms la tho Air.
To the unassisted eye tho pror-ence
of even any solid particles in the air
is, as a rule, entirely invisible, We
say this is so as a rule, for there are
circumstances when tho solid particles
in the air are rendered visible. Every
one is aware of tho appearance of a
stream of sunlight, introduced through
a slit or hole in the shutter of a dark
ened room. Under such circumstances
the air through which the sunlight
passes is seen to be full of minute dust
particles, yet "gay motes" which aro
thus seen to "people the sunbeam"
constitute, after all, only a very in
significant fraction of the total num
ber the air contains, for thousands of
them aro far too minute to be visible
to tho naked eye. Among these latter
are the germs.
It is only indeed with the aid of our
most powerful microscopes that we are
enabled to discern these latter and
form any estimate of their size. Many
of them are less than the one twenty
thousandth of an inch. In the words
of Professor Peroy F. Frankland, one
of our first experts on this subject,
"400,000,000 of these organisms could
be spread over one square inch in a
single layer. Thus we could have a
population 100 times as great as that
of London settled on an area of a sin
gle square inch without any complaint
of overcrowding, and giving to each
individual organism, not three acres,
which certain politicians tell us aro
necessary for the individual man, but
ono four hundred-millionth of a square
inch, which is quite adequate for a
citizen in the commonwealth of micro
organisms."-Gentleman's f }igazine.
Valuable Postage Stamps.
Persons who have kept any of the
old letters they received in the South
during the war, might do well to look
them over. The Confederate govern
ment authorized the issue and use of
local postage stamps, and nearly every
city in the South, at one time, had its
own stamp. Many thousands of these
were used, but so rare are they now
that they bring very high prices.
There is ajnong collectors a keen de
mand for them, and an idea of what
they will bring may be gathered from
the report of a salo which occurred
recently at the rooms of the Philadel
phia society, New York. Confederate
stamps sold os follows: Athens, Ga.,
$40; four vat ie ties cf the Baton
Rouge, La., 5-cent, $41, $77 and $30,
resDectively; Macon, Ga., two varie
ties", for $03.50 and $191 ; Lenoir, N.
C., $2 and Mobile2-cent, black, $41.50.
As time goes on these curiosities will
probably increase in value. They
are already beyond the reach of every
body but wealthy collectors.-Ex
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"Who said I did?"
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Working people need clear heads, sound
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
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J. C. Simp-on. Marquess, W. Va., says:
"Hall's Catarrh Cure cured me of a very bad
ca?e of catarrh." Druggists sell it, <5c.
I have found Pi-o's Cure for Consumption
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St.. Covington, Ky., Ovt. 1,1894.
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Though tho storms above it beat.
Lovcshnll mako thy dwelling swoot;
Though tho wlmc- frU?ch gray,
Thero shall bloom a rose of May;
And beneath thc darkest night
Thou shalt rest in pcaco and light.
Kind and sweet shall be thy rest,
With Lovo's roses on thy breast;
In the dark or in tho day
Ho shall kiss thy tears away.
Sweeter heaven may not bo
Than thc heaven Love makes for thea!
-F. L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution.
SAVED BY A SQUAW.
EX GERTRUDE P. MILLA ED.
T was so bot that
leaves fairly siz
zled. So bot that,
as Pete Oberlin
looked across the
road, from bis
shanty, the out
& r4J WV lines of the Oasis
Saloon, and those of the combined
postofGce and grocery, seemed to
waver and dance in the furnace cur
rent rising to the glaring, brazen sky.
Hot as it ' was outdoors, it was still
more like an oven in Pete's little one
room hut, for tho fire was blazing,
and Pete, coatless and vestless, was
overseeing a frying-pan of bacon and
u mess of boiling potatoes.
The appetizing odor floated ont of
the doorway and spread over the
neighborhood. It was distinctly no
ticeable as far off as the row of lopped
eucalypti beyond tho saloon. At the
foot of one of these trees lay what at
first sight Boomed only a bundle of
rags ; but a closer inspection revealed
a shock of black hair and glimpses of
a brown parchment skin that indicated
a human being. Gradually, as tho
welcome aroma penetrated tho crea
ture's bofoggled brain, the heap of
rags stirred and tossed, and finally,
uplifting bodily, resolved itself into a
very dirty and torn blanket, sur
mounted by a hideous, blear-eyed
countenance. The old hag-for it was
a woman-sniffed at the wandering
fragrance, trying to catch its direc
tion, and then staggered unsteadily
across the road to Pete's cabiu.
"Hello there, Wawaga! Gettin'
overyer spree?" greeted that gentle
"Umph! No drunk! Injun hun
gry 1" remarked the visitor.
Pete, laughing good-naturedly, re
plied: "You wait; I'll give j JU a
bite pretty quick now."
The old woman squatted on her
heels by the stove and greedily eyed
tho preparations for the feast, while
Pete kept his own optics steadily on
his cooking to forestall any possible
burning. The squaw's restless gaze
roved around the room, finally paus
ing at the shelf behind the stove,
upon which stood a oheap alarm-clock
and a big black bottle; hero it re
mained fixed until Pete looked at her
once more, whereupon she announced
in her quavering croak :
"Ol' Iii jun heap thirsty."
Pete laughed again. "Go along
out ter ther pump, then," he said.
But Wawaga'seye was still glued to
tho interesting object before hero.
Soon Peto himself went -jut to the
pump, pail in hand ; immediately tho
bundle of rags by thc wall stretched
up a lean arm, with tho quick and
stealthy motion of a pouncing cat,
and, seizing the bottle, poured the
fiery conteurs down through the
brown, parchment tnroat.
r Such an unearthly howling and yell
ing as followed this successful thieve
ry ! Pete dropped his pail and came
running in, to find his guest doubled
up in agony and rolling around on thc
floor screeching like mad.
"What struck her?" ho cried; but
just then catching sight of the black
bottle still clutched in tho Indian's
skinny claw, his blank look turned to
a wide grin. He dropped on the near
est box, chuckling: "Aly eye I of the
old fool ain't drunk that thor quart o'
kesosene!" Tho terror-stricken
screaming redoubled, while the
man watched the poor wretch's
antics in ecstasy. "Guess it'll
teach her to quit mcddlin'," he
muftered,'gleefully ; but as the mo
ments passed, he began to realize that
tho matter was serious, for tho crea
ture's contortions grew awful and her
anguish too great for amusement.
Pete's grin faded insensibly; ho
scratched his head thoughtfully,
grumbling: ."Don't know as I want
the old gal kickiu' the bucket right
hero and now, but what in tarnai cre
ation's a feller goin' ter do fer her?
. Ob, gosh ! I know !" He bolted across
the road, sendiug up a choking cloud
of powdry Boil, and burst into the
store. "Say, Ike, yer got any mus
tard?" he demanded ; "old "Wagaga's
done drunk all my coal oil, an' I guess
it's goin' ter kill her! Don't yer
hear that screcchin'?" Ike Demp
sey, roused from his mid-day nap,
rubbed his eyes and stretched him
self, then rising deliberately from the
cracker-barrel, and thrusting his quid
into one cheok, drawled, lazily:
"Wal, now, where's the hurt ef the
ol' sot do gin us the shake? Oh, doan't
be in er rush naow ! I guess thor's a
can er mustard raonnd somewhere/'
Beaching a long, lazy arm under the
counter, he clatierod among bis pos
sessions and brought up a fistful of
yellow-brown dust. "This hero nnff?
Never mind payin' !" In two minutes
more Pete Oberlin.laid violent hands
on the rolling heap of agony in bis.
cabi?, and sternly commanded,
"Drink this here." She drank it.
Then the frotiersman dragged her bod
ily outside the shanty, and left her
alone with her misery.
After some timo Peto returned to
his patient, bearing a tin plato with a
generous share of bis dinner. Ho pre
sented this with a flourish, and grinned
sympathetically as tho morsels of food
When the shadows of tho bluo-gums
stretched long and gaunt to the cast
ward, and a mellow pink flushed the
tops of the grand, distant mountains,
a tipsy and squalid old squaw, in tat
tered blanket, trailed slowly up the
dusty road through the foothills ; and
for sis months neither Iko Dempsey
nor Pete, nor even Pat Grogan at tho
saloon, saw any more of Wawaga.
When Poto Oberlin reached up to
the shelf behind tho stove that night,
and, after feeling vainly around in tho
darkness, struck a match and examined
tho surface, ho let forth a volley of
oaths that would havo shocked tho
ears of a mule-drivor, finishing up
wrathfully with: "Wisht I'd let tho
old thief die, aforo ever she got away
with my hand carved briar wood
Week after week, Pete Oberlin, in
his capacity of mail-carrier, jogged
over tho dus!y plain, wound in and
out thiough the foot-bills, with a stop
here and there at the ranches, and
climbed over the ridge to tho fort on
the reservation, always tlie destination
of the biggest part of his budget.
Alter tho early raina had carpeted
tho bare hrojvu hills with greeu nod
given a glossier tinge to tb o mournful
bark-stripped eucalyptus, ho began to
hear ugly rumors on hh trips from
farm house to farm house. There had
not been an Indian outbreak for
twenty years in that section, but some
disquieting influence was hard at work
on the redskins. Some said the Indian
Messiah was coming, others that one
of Geronimo's lieutenants had been
sowing this excitement among them ;
. be that as it may, there was watchful
anxiety at the toot and a growing
feeling of danger in tho breasts of tho
One soft winter's night,, when the
damp-laden rain-wind blew heavily
from tho south and the low-hung
cloud-blanket shut out every wee ray
of starlight, dark-mounted figures met
in a sheltered hill busin. Ten, twenty,
fifty, they gathered; then in singlo
file, with muffled hoofs, they wound
away from their prison. Several
hours later as the mischievous band
stealthily made its' way out on tho
plain, a stunted fignre, ?n a ragged
blanket, shrunk silently into the
bushes to let the cavalcade pass ; and
then emerged once more from her
cover and struck into a swinging trot
in the rear of the swift-moving riders.
A faint, angry flush of dawn peeped
over the sombre'mountains as the red
skin braves surrounded thc few scat
tered buildings composing Rush Sta
tion. A dog barked in the rear of the
saloon, and, in respouse, a sharp re
port sont a shudder through the chill
morning air ; with a howl of anguish,
the poor beast rolled over in the dust.
At tho crack of tho pistol, the ha1?
dozen men in the shanties came tutr
bling ont from different doorways.
Not one was moro than half dressed,
but each ono had snatched up his rifle.
What odds are six men against "fifty?
A.s tho hastily wakened settlers stum
bled out from their cabins a leaden
hail rattled around them ; two of their
number fell, struck off at once by the
raiders. "Injuus, by tho tar nal
heavens!" cried Ike Dempsey, and tho
four remaining defenders, now very
thoroughly aroused, drew quickly
back into tho store and blazed away
from this cover at their murderous as
sailants. They had ammuuition in
plenty and spare guns. Ike's wifo put
her two little sobbing children into a
big box in the centre of tho building
as the point that wa3 furthest from
danser, and hereself filled tho hot,
smoking rifles. The fusilado was thick
and fast, aud bullets flew in through
the openings. Tat Grogan's right arm
was shattered, but ho rested his gnu
ou the window and fired away vin
dictively. Poor Smith was -shot
through tho lungs, and fell iu a dying
condition ; Mrs. Dempsey took his
place, handling her rifle deftly. Time
aud again some sharp howl of anguish
told of a well directod shot at tho half
conccalcJ, sinister foeraen.
Morning was advancing; perhaps by
this time tho flight from tho reserva
tion was discovered, and soldiers were
coming to help them-if only they
could keep the red devils at bay a
whilo longer. Vain hope ! Black
Wing, chief of the raiders, had also
thought of the soldiers; ho concluded
it was time to make short work of
theso 'sharp-sighted marksmen who
wero picking off his companions. There
camon sudden, fearful yelling, a swift
rush and retreat of moccasincd feet,
then the pungent smell of smoko, and
thc omiuons crackling of tho fire lick
up tho dry boards. Tho heat became
intolerable-to romain was sure death
from thc destroying element.
"We must run for it, boys!" cried
Pete Oberlin. "Tho door of my
shanty stands open, an' ther* ain't no
Injuns inside it !"
The shct-riddlod portal was flung
wide, with the two little lads in the
middle, tho forlorn hope sought a new
refuge, their guns speaking death in
the passage. Ike Dempsey fell in his
own doorway, shot through tho brain.
Pat Grogan fell in tho roadway, and,
at the same moment, tho bravo who
had shot him reeled and toppled down
from his saddle. With a horrible
sense of sickness, Peto saw a savage
horseman bury his tomahawk in the
woman's head, and then snatch up one
of the ohildron and dash his skull on
tho doorstjne. The other little fel
low slipped from the hand that
grasped at him and stumbled over the
cabin threshold, barely escaping a
bullet ; a Bharp whistle cut tho air,
Pete folt a stinging pain in his shoul
der, and fell to tho ground uncon
With an exultant shout at tho de
struction of this last enemy, the sav
age band swarmed from their places
of attack and hastily entered the
buildings, stowing away whatever was
oasily portable and making sad havoc
in Grogan's stock of liquors ; but they
were not yet far enough from the re
servation to allow themselves a long
stop. The store was burning fiercely ;
to force his unruly following to hurry,
Black Wing fired the saloon with his
own baud, tho wooden frame blazing
like tinder. Ono by one tho sheds
and shacks were ignited ; threo or four
wretches, with fresh, gory scalps dan
gling at their belt, rushed over to ap
ply the torch to tho only remaining
building, Peter Oberlin's shanty. A
young brave stumbled over the inani
mate form in thc pathway, and with a
whoop of delight waved his keen blade
over the thick black locks. Just as he
stooped to his victim, an odd, long
drawn cry arrested his arm in its mo
tion. A wild and dust-covered figure
sprang into tho blood-crazed circle,
pouring out a torrent ot guttural
abuse and lamentation that somehow
Tho old woman-for it was Wawaga
-bout above the prostrate man, wav
ing off the armed braves, and folt for
the faintest of heart beats ; then rais
ing herself to her full height, shaking
back her snaky hair, aud with a rudo,
powerful majesty, sho commanded in
her own tongue :
"Go whilo yet you havo timo ! Be
fore tho morning has ended tho sol
diers will bo on you. This man still
lives. He is mine ; do not touch him ;
you havo tho scalps of tho others."
Wu waga was ono of tho mothers of
the trioo, and her words had weight
with tho warriors. Black Wing
mounted his pony and all his raiders
did likewise. In tho light of tho
gray, cloudy morning, a wild proces
sion scurried over tho plain and away
onco moro to tho mouutains, where
they could find secret hidiug and for
months elude their pursuers, whilo
they kept tho wholo country in terror
with their thieving, burning and kill
When Pete Oberlin, lying in his own
bunk, opened his eye* on the dim
scene lighted by the flickering fire, he
thought he had gone through a hor
rible dream. Kicking off the covers,
he sat up with a vigorous jerk, but tho
sharp pain in his shoulder mudo him
grind bis tooth iu agony. At thc
samo moment he became awaro of a
dark figure crouched in one corner
holding a bundle of white. His sud
den motion and muttered exclamation
stirred the quiet watcher; stumbling
to her feet, she bore her burden to
the pallet aud deposited it beside him.
"?ira Jive, Ul bo j," ?hit nwoonnced
gravely. Pete Bank back beside tho
sleeping child, with a choking sensa
tion, half-thankfulness for their cs
cipo and half-horror at tho suddenly
conjured picture of the boy's mur
dered mother and brother. He re
membered how ho was wounded. How
had they two escaped soalping? How
carno Wawaga there ? Were the red
skins still at tho station? If so, ho
must uso greatest caution. Perhaps
they had kept him for torture. Tho
woman anticipated his queries. "In
juns gone ! You go now, 'fore como
back!" Poto started again upright,
maintaining his position in spite of
the shooting pain and dreadful dizzi
"Which way shall I go, and how?"
he asked, eagorly. "I must take lit
tle Jim ! Did them raskils git all ther
"White man keep still! Wawaga
get pony !" and the old woman drew
the tattered blanket around her and
slipped noiselessly from tho room,
leaving Pete to his own busy thoughts.
Sho was gouo but a few seconds before
she glided in again, muttering: "Him
ready ! You go forth, no find Injuns !"
Pete felt sick and faint; he won
dered how he could keep himself and
the drowsy child on tho animal's back
over the many miles of rough road
that lay between thom and safety; it
was impossiblo to remain in their de
fenseless position, so he must make
the effort. He could not imagine how
the squaw had dismissed his assailants,
and ho expected their return with
darkness to fiuish their programme of
Wawaga herself carriod out tho boy.
"No touch, arm hurt," she said, mo
tioning away the wounded-man. Very
gently she lifted the tiny figure,.still
ing tho fretful wail and coaxing him
to wake up and ride on the'pony. Sho
led the way and Pete followed ; as ho
stepped out into the dusk, his heart
swelled at tho utter desolation, only
tho scorched row of gum trees marked
thc side of Bush Station besido his
forlorn little cabin.
With a good deal of wrenching and
pain, Peto clambered into the saddle,
the squaw lifted tho boy before him,
the man gathered the bridge into his
useful hand, encircling tho child with
the same arm. Before he put spurs
to his horse and set ort on his perilous
journey, he leaned down toward thc
stunted and squalid hag at tho horse's
head, saying hoarsely : "You'ro a good
un, Wawaga ! I'll do as much fer yon
if ever I git thor chance."
"Ugh!" grunted thc oh! woman.
"Squaw no good! Heap good white
man, no let ol' Iujun'dio ! All oven
now. Here-ol' squaw take um-no
good, b'long white man." Sho thrust
a black something into his hand, and,
turning stolidly around, re-entered
the desolate cabin.
Pete Oberlin buried his spurs in his
animal's flank, and tho beast sprang
forward past the heaps of smoldering
cinders und tho blasted row of gum
trees and headed straight for th9
mountains. In his uuwoundod hand,
with tho bridle, Peto held his long
lost briar-wood pipe.-San Francisco
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Success is thc advertisement of in
Amusements wc have outgrown aro
Tho hands grow heavy when the
heart is weak.
Mammon's conscience docs not wor
ry him greatly.
Learn from thc enemy, tako hold
and keep hold.
History doesn't" repeat itself as often'
as gossip dees.
Tho bravo do not ask mercy, but
they do demand justice.
Thc worst kind of a trouble is tho
kind you can't tell about.
Distance seldom lends enchantment
to a job of work that is coming.
No mau likes to hear his wife talk of
what she will do after he is dead.
If a wolf goos no farther than your
door, ho will finally starve to death.
It is very hard to admit that a;man
younger than yourself has more sense.
Most men avail themsolvos of their
opportunities to mako asses of them
Corruption always leaks out some
where. With a corrupt hoart it is at
Ono of the funniest things in thc
world is too see a fat girl or a tall
girl act kittenish.
Ono may make a promise and break
it, but cannot make a mistake ami
break it so readily.
One caunot get too much of a gool
thing. When it reachos too much, if
is no longer good-Tho South-West.
A family who live out in tho sub
urbs think they possoss tho smartest
cat in the country. Tho father of the
family, after long hours of office work,
has the habit when ho gets home in
the evening of walking tho floor for
exercise. As soon as ho begins his
walk, "Mrs. Muggins" falls into lino
behind him, and, with head erect and
tail waving in graceful curves, marches
up and down and back and forth
through tho room, only varying tho
proceedings once in a while by rolling
over on her back a3 tho man turns
around and plays with her with his
foot. When the walk is over and
"Mrs. Muggins" sees her master start
for bis big rocking chair, Bhe makes
ono bound, settles herself in the chair
before ho can get there, and, with a
countenance that speaks as plainly as
words, looks up at him and says:
"Did you ever get loft?"
"Mrs. Muggins" is a very good
mouser, and occasionally sho will
catch a great big rat out in tho barn.
Of this feat she is always very proud,
and invariably briugs the rat, after it
is dead, to tho house, where every
member of the family must seo it, and
praise and pct her for being such a
good, bravo cat. Tho first timo this
occurred one ot the members of tho
family took tho rat up on a shovel
aud threw it over the back fence, but
iu a very few minutes "Mrs. Muggins"
had it back again ; again and again
waa it thrown away, but every timo it
was brought back. At last thc two
compromised matters by allowing tho
rat to remain just outside the back
door by tho side of tho step. There
it stayed all day until evouiufr, when
it wa3 found why "Mrs. Muggins" ob
jectod to haviug it thrown away.
Tho father had boen homo only a ?
few minutes when "Mrs. Muggius"
walked proudly into the sitting room
with her head aloft and the big rat j
dangling from her mouth. Sho wont
up to tho mau and laid tho rat down
at his feet, looked up in his faco and
waited to bo caressed and praised.
After sho received the desired atten
tion, she allowed tho rat to bo car
ried away, and cared nothing more
about il. 1
Now the rats that aro caught aro al?
ways allowed to remain near tho honst
until all tho family have seen thom, -*>
Cincinnati Tri bu tie,
BUDGET OE FUN.
HUMOROUS SKETCHES FROM
Happiness-Wants a Chango - Not
Necessarily a Bad Risk-? Whop
per-Benefactors of Their Kind
-A Consultation, (Etc.
Thc prico of beef may bc 'way upand mighty
hard to raise;
And tho silver question worry us in many
And an overdose of Trilby may near drive us
Dut the better days aro comlDg, and we'll do
away witli caro
As wo sit out on tho bleachers, and yell and
whoop and shout
A3 thc pitcher for the home team strikes
NOT NECESSARILY A BAD RISK.
Insurance Officer--"Of what com
plaint, did your father die?"
Applicant-"The jury found him
WANTS A CHANGE.
He-"I think your family name is
such a fine one."
She -"Do yon? I get dreadfully
tired of it."-Dotroit Free Press.
BENEFACTORS OF THEIR KIND.
"People who aro drilling for petro
leum aro a benevolent set."
"How do you figuro that out?"
"They ore well-wishers. "-Pittsburg
SUGGESTED BY HIS HELPMATE.
Mr. EilluB- "I've had a roaring in
ray head all day. I think I'll consult
a doctor about it."
Mrs. Bil lus-"Hadn't you better
consult a wheelwright?"-Chicago
IN CASE PAPA "KICKS."
He-"I'm going to ask your father
She-"I supposed so."
. "I see you're not wearing your best
Housowife-"Why did you leavo
your last place?"
Bridget Ann-"The leddy av the
houso complainod that I wore out the
tins too fast, scouriu' av thim too
Mother (looking into room) -
"What'sFrankie crying for?"
Willy-"Ho's crying for my cake."
Mother-"Tho little pig! What did
he do with tho ono I gave him?"
Willy-"Oh, I ato his up first!"
TESTING A PHRASE.
"Those Barkers are in hard luck,"
saidtfarrold. "They really livo from
hand to mouth."
"Well, who doesn't?" queried
Timbs, "It's only pigs and horses
and cows that put their mouths into
the trough."-Harpor's Bazar.
First Surgeon - "Between ourselves,
tho operation is useloss."
Second Ditto-"I suppose so, but it
is very raro that we could get such a
sum for it."
First Surgeon-"Truo onough!
After all wo may savo him. Let's be
HAD TRIED TBE BETTER ONES.
"Will you be mine?" he faltered.
She looked upon him with disdain.
"I thought you knew botter!" sho
His head sank upon his breast.
"I do," ho answered in a hollow
voice; "bnt they havo all refused me,
one by one."-Puck.
"Jeremiah," said Mrs. Shucking,
"hev ye bin ter tho postoffico yet?"
"Well, I wisht ye'd go right down
now. I hain't a scrap o' paper ter
light tho fire with termorrer mornin'
an' it's about time auother batch o'
them green gooda cire'lars wus gittin
TOO MUCH CONFIDENCE.
Johnson-"You look very pale and
"Badlots -"Yes, beon in a bad way.
Yesterday I went out for the first timo
in tho last twclvo months."
Johnson-"Poor fellow! What was
Ba'dlots-"One year in prison, that
was tho matter."-Yonkers Blade.
SURE OF IT.
The Pretty Housemaid-"An' so you
were at the O'Flaherty wedding?"
The Coachman-"I wor. "
Tho P. H.-"An' who was tho best
The Coachman-"It wor Dennis
O'Toolo. I seen him wallop three of
tho biggest chaps in thc room aforo
the plisintries were over."-Pittsburg
AN UNHAPPY INTERRUPTION.
"You must have been very much
upset by the firo in your houso last
"Upset is no namo for it. It was
perfectly dreadful. Mr. Wilkins had
just got to a point I've been trying to
lead him up to for two years. Ho was
saying, 'Miss Hawkins, Jennio, I-,'
when ma shrieks out: 'Fire! Fire I'
If she'd only known, sho might have
waited fivo minutes."
Thc olevator boy in tho big flat was
airing his viows to a passenger on the
proper conduct of children.
"What do you know about it?"
laughed thc passenger; "you'ro not
married, aro you?"
"Well, no," replied tho boy, "but
i'vo brought up a good many families
in my timo, " and then he gazed up tho
olevator shaft with a rapturous expres
sion.-Detroit Free Press.
UNNECESSARY WASTE OF GRAY MATTER.
Cholly was waiting for his roedbirds
on toast and regarding with a puzzled
expression a brisk-looking man with
pompadour hair who sat at tho op
posite side of the table.
"Do you know," ho said, "I cawnt
help thinking I'vo seen you beforo
"Don't try to help it, my good fel
low," replied tho other, soothingly.
"Waiter, bring mo sorao corned beef
NONE IN STOCK.
In theso days the large dry goods
stores koep almost everything that a
customer can want, bnt there is ono
instance in which the supply did not
equal the demand.
An old Indy, evidently from the
Gonotry, wns looking about her with
wondering eyes, when a floor walker
stepped up to her.
"What do you wish to-day, madam?"
"I wanied to go to tho placo whero
you sell dry goode."
"It is right here, madam. What
kind of dry goods do you wish?"
"Dried apples, mister."
For once the floor walker was non
There used to be an old porter at a
certain Irish railway station who was
more remarkable for independence of
character than attention to his duties.
Oa one occasion two of tho direc
tors wero traveling over the line, and
notiocd lhat the name of this station
was not called, tho neglect being tho
moro serious as it was a junction.
This was made tho subject of com
plaint, and old Charley, who was tho
delinquent, was promptly brought to
book and reprimanded.
Ile was very wroth that any one
.should find fault with him, and
thirsted for revenge. So, keeping a
lookout until he saw the directors on
their return journey, he Btood op
posite their carriage and shouted in a
stentorian voice :
1 'Cookstown Junction ! Chango here
for Eandalstown, Castledawson, Mag
herafelt, Moneymoro and all statioos
on the Cookstown line, and don't say,
yo blaggards, yo weren't towld !"
A New England scientist says there's
going to be the dickens to pay if the
rest of the United States continues to
cart away granito and marble from the
land of the Pilgrims and the Puritans. .
"It is not unlikely," says he, "that
the equilibrium of the earth is already
considerably undisturbed, and that we J
shall shortly feel a pronounced
wabble." Of course, if there is to be
a wabble anywhere we would prefer it
in New England, hut perhaps tho out
look is not so desperate as at first
1 glimpse. The summer rush of people
to the White Mountains, Bar Ilarbor,
Newport and a thousand other New
England summer resorts must in
a very great degree restore the
weight which existed before there were
quarries in New England. And there
is another thing. It is computed that
there were in the Western hemisphere,
when Columbus set foot on it, not
more than 1,000,003 human' beings.
There are now, at a very low estimate,
101,000,000. These 100,000,000 of
additional persons have increased tho
weight of the Western hemisphero
some 5,000,000 of tons, in tho round
est of round numbers. Surely there
is an opportunity for a wabble in this
stato of affairs an.l we ought to bo
conscious of it by this time. If there
has been no wabble, an explanation
should bo demanded. Some man of
science should rise to tell us why wo
don't wubblo. Nothing is more dread
I ful than this uncertainty when and
whero tho commotion will begin.
Probably only those who aro holding
to car straps at the timo will keep
their feet.-Buffalo (N. Y.) Courier.
Razors (iet Out ot Sorts.
Tho customer moved uneasily in tho
"Givo that razor a turu or two on
the strop," he said. "It hurts my faoo."
The barber closed tho razor and
"I didn't know it was tired," he ro
markod as he proceed to freshen thc
"Tirod?" ejaculated tho customer.
"Yes, sir, tired, or sick," rosponded
tho barber. "A_ razor gets sq^ some
times, that you can't do anything with
it. Then some barbers say it is tired,
whilo others s.ry it is sick. Tho
weather seems to affect them just liko
it does folks. In damp, chilly weather
razors are liable to become good for
nothiug anytime. You may hone and
strop them all you please, but they
won't take a decent cutting odge.
When they get that way you've got to
lay them away for awhile. You see,
the odge of a razor, when looked at
under a microscope, appears to be a
fine saw. Well, thu weather acts on
these teeth, and when it's damp and
chilly they get scratchy and then wo
say tho razor is tired. Sometimes
nearly every razor in a shop will bo
affected, and thou wo barbers get
cussed by protty nour every customer
I wo shave."-Washington Star.
Tough Story About a Diplomat.
Walter Wellman tells rathor a tough
story on Muruacca, tho late Spanish
Minister at Washington. It appears
that years ago tho present Minister
was an attacho of tho Spanish Lega
tion, and W. W. Corcoran, whose
houso was much frequented by mem
bers of the diplomatic corps, heard
that young Muruaga had misbehaved
himself before one of tho young la lies,
a member of his household. The i raft!
banker took a stick and went to inter
view tho Spaniard, whom ho found in
his own drawiug room. He taxed
Muruaga with Iiis offense, and receiv
ing a reply that was not satisfactory,
! advanced upon tho offender with his
stick. The proud scion of old Spaiu
took refugo under a sofa, begging
lustily for mercy, but Mr. Corcoran
poked him out of his retreat with his
stick and gave him a sounding whack
as he fled precipitately from tho houso.
Tho iucident led to the budding diplo
mat's being sent to another capital,
and tho old-timers at Washington
wero not a little surprised when he re
turned there as Minister. -New Or
Louisiana's Two Good Crop*.
Two crops have paid well in Lou ?si
ana this year. While cotton and migar
fell in prico fur below what they ever
wero before, and, in mauy instances,
probably below tho cost of pro duction,
corn and rico sold well, at A good ad
vauco over tho previous year, return
ing a handsome protit to thoso who
Thc reason for the improvement iu
corn is quite obvious. The failuro ot
tho Western crop produced a scarcity
throughout tho country, and sent
prices up everywhere, even in thc
South, where tho crop was a big one.
Thus the Louisiana .farinera had n
double piece of luck which is not often
given them-a big crop at good fig
In rico it was somewhat differeut.
Tho crop was short. This, combined
with tho Chinese-Japanese war, which
practically ?topped tho importation of
foreign rico from across tho Pacido,
whence most of it comes, tendel to
stiffen prices, to the great advantage
of the Louisiana farmers.-New Or
Thc Best Are Cheapest.
Everything useful or necessary is
cheapest ; walking is the most useful
exercise, water the best drink, aud
plain food tho most nourishing aud
healthy diet; even in knowledge, tho
most useful is the easiest acquired..
New York Ledger.
Tho crown of tho Czar of Russia is
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