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SOME ?WEET TO-DAY.
[ will not light tho lamps until I've thought
What was the sweetest thing
lu nil roy day,
I will not seek to speed
Thc lingering ray
until my anxious eye somewhere hath
A word, a smile, or something thut hath
lu uv ?aiall sphere. 0 memory, thou hast
Soine sweet to-day!
Kow Fancy travels ont and conjures up
A long aud brilliant tralu,
I? all floats by,
Joy aud sadness go
With hugh and sigh,
And dregs o? pain Ho dwp iu plea^ui^'s cup
Hut now I see two tender hazel eyes
rani on mc-lips thut sinilo -Ah, herein
My sweet to-day:
A perfumo breathes from pictures of tho
Aud iu our fancy memory carves her lore,
Oar dearest treasures in tho n:r we find."
1 know my happiness to-night was for
Some sweet to-day'
A PATCHWORK QUILT,
Bl* HATTIE WJUZNKX,
was very eure
that Rob Rod
w o o d and
ows would make
a match of it if
keep from fall
ing out with
each other loug
enough at a
was pretty and
liked to flirt
nt least Bob
thought she did-and Bob was jealous,
especially of Jake Hargood.
"I don't care for him. Bob,"Chari
ly said once, glancing np at him,, with
soft depreciation, from under her
curled brown lashes.
"Then tell him so," said blunt Rob.
"What a big silly you are, RoU!"
she answered. "He might say I better
wait till he asked me to eire. The
lime to refuse anything is when it is
But RoI> shook his head, and failed
to see the logic of this.
"Better let him know before he does
ask," he paid, sagely.
Notwithstanding this good advice,
Miss Charity very reprehensively weut
buggy-riding that same evening with
Jake Hargood. But as she tied on
her hat and smiled at theprotty visiou
of blue eyes, corn-silk curls and baby
pinkness in tho looking-glass, the
thought of Rob did come np and
trouble her peace and her conscience.
"He's a dear boy," soid she, "and
it's too bad to be tieacherouB to him ;
but it shall be the last time. After
this evening I'll reform right straight."
. But the "last time" often proves the
fatal one time too many.
Rob saw them as he was driving up
the cows from pasture, weut home in
a rage, and did not go near Charity
"Reckon you're about to lose y er
beau. Charity," said Aunt Hulda
Pitcher, who dropped in one day to
borrow a yeast cate. "I hear tell
how Rob Redwood is going off to the
Injies or some sich furria placo,,to
stay with a uncle."
"Lawsy!" said good Mrs, Mead
ows, concernedly. "1 hope not.
That's awful hot land. He'll get pl am
scorched up yaller 1" ?
"Oh, I reckon he won't staud no
chance of that,"replied Aunt Hulda,
cheerfully. "Betwixt tho wild ani
miles and the savages, he'll git eat be
fore he gits scorched."
Anything at all "furrin" necessorily
embraced cannibals and wild beasts
ic Aunt Hulda's mind.
"I don't believe it!" said Charity,
to herself. "I don't think Rob would
make up Li s mind togo oilthcre with
out letting me know about it."
Biit the nest day Rob's mother was
Charity 6aw her from a window
where the was sitting, busily engaged
in putting squares of patchwork to
gether with blocks of pink and white
muslin for a quilt.
She was going to have a quilting
the next day, and had not quite
lini6hed her own work on it; so she
did not go down stairs now, but she
could hear the conversation on the
"This here they're a-tellin' about
Rob a-goin' oQ to tho Injies ain't
true, is it?" Mrs. Meadows asked, as
she Bet out thc big cushioned rocker
for her visitor.
"Yes, shouldn't wonder if H wn6,"
returned Mrs. Redwood, shaking her
black sunbonnet dolefully. ."His
Uncle 'Lijah, he got rich out there,
and wants him to come mighty bad,
and he ain't plum made up his mind,
but he's n-studyin' about it consider
"Shucks! I hate to see him a-goin'
off there. He'll get baked to a crisp.
I 'low to tell him so. I e'poso him
and Tillie'll be over to Charity's porty
"Tillie will," replied Mrs. Redwood.
"I do'no whether Rob will or. not.
Ho says maybe he might and maybe
he mightn't. It'd depend on circum
"Now, that's too bad of Rob," said
Charity, dropping her head on the
window sill and brushing away a sud
den tear with n square of patchwork,
"when he's went and stayed away so
long already. He's just right cruel to
me ! But if he don't want to come to
my party he needn't, and I'll dance
with Juke Hargood till I drop on tho
According to the Higginsville
"etiquette regulating quiltings, the
ladies usually assemble in tho morn
ing, and on the principle of duty be
fore pleasure, devote themselves
wholly to the task of getting the quilt
By the time that is accomplished,
the young men begiu to drop in, and
so continue to do until dark, when
"the fiddler" arrives, aud the grand
fun of the occasion commences.
The morning of the quilting, while
Miss Tillie Redwood was embellishing
her charms as bofittol the occasion,
her brother Rob sought the privacy
of the smoke-house, there to address
himself to tho business of writing u
note to Charity.
After an hour's hard work he wiped
his perspiring brow, and surveyed the
"HEAR CHABITV: I want everything to b;
settled to-night for good and all. If you
can! lor me more than for Jake Harwood,
and will drop him and set our wedding day.
pond w ird by Jimmy Tibbs before nijriit, Rud
I'll come tu your dance too happy to llvo,
for you don't know how good 1 love you.
ir you're oiulecided-llke and want to stick
t. Jake, don't mn? ito word nor look for
in?. I'll to th? Indio?, ami I don't keer
if I se.ireli ?iud nil s'rlvel up and die.
"i'our loving Ron.
.T. s. -Please sand Jimmy'mick If lt'.?
yI m i-.vroi narvotuf-like. '
"Look-a-here, Tillie," said Rob,
wy lining bis sister at the gate as she
was setting out for the festal gather?
ing, "you give this here note to Char
ity, but not till you find her alone.
You hear ?"
"I hear," said Tillie, securing the
note in her blue-bordered handker
chief, which she tucked through her
belt, "and all right 1"
Charity, in morning costume of
pink gingham, and several other
young ladies were on their knees on
the sitting-room carpet, spreading
layers of white cotton upon the lining
of the quilt when Tillie arrived.
"It's a scandal I didn't have it all
ready," apologized Charity. "There's
been such piles to do. We're all
ready now for the top. Tillie, we'll
get you to help us spread it on.
"It's awful hot," said Tillie, pulling
out her handkerchief, forgetful for
the moment of its contents, and wip
ing her round face, which her walk
Charity brought forth the gorgeous
hued patch-work of her quilt.
"How pretty that basket pattern
is !" said Tillie. "I'm a-making tho
And then the top was spread on, and
no one saw anything in the cotton that
did not belong there.
Bat an hour after, when Tillie: j
found Charity alone, and prepared to
fulfill her brother's behest, she found
no note in her handkerchief, and no
ideas in her head as to what could have
become of it. Hunting for it was
"Oh, dear !" sobbed Tillie, "Rob'Jl
be so mad. I duren't tell him I lost
Tillie Redwood was one of that
numerous class of feminine cowards
who will stoop to deceit, subterfuge,
or even lies, rather than encounter tho
just wrath of any dark-browed lord of
creation for any sin or blunder com
mitted against him*.
"Anyhow," she quieted her con
science with, "if it was so awful im
1 portant he can come over and tell her
himself. And if he finds out she didn't
get it, I'll go home with Jinny Hioks
and stay till they've fixed it all right,
and by that time he won't care."
And so Rob waited in vain for
Jimmy Tibbs-Farmer Meadows's
choro boy-whose tow head and
freckles he would have hailed as a wel
come vision that day. He cherished a
feeble hope until after dark.
"It's just possiblo," he said, loth to
resign himself to his doom, "that Til
lie forgot to give her the note, or
something. I'll step in there for
minute, and I'll know mighty quick
by tho looks how things air."
So Rob stepped io, and ran against
Tillie in the passage way, on her way
to the kitchen.
He clutched her by tho arm.
"Tillie," said he, "did you give it
And Tillie laid up future worry for
herself by telling a flat fib, as the only
way of dodging an immediate scolding.
"Did she say anything?" queried
"No! Lot go, Rob!" said Tillie,
twisting her arm away and darting off.
Tho door of the dancing room swung
open, and Rob could seo in. A quad
rille was in progress, in which Charity
-having concluded that he was not
coming-was dancing spiritedly with
A couple of young fellows arriving
at that moment swept Rob into the
room, and tho swinging door concealed
Jake ad Charity were not far away,
but had their backs toward him.
"They say Rob Redwood's goin' pfi
to furrin parts,"said somu one in tho
panse, of the dance. "Is that so,
"I supposo it is," replied Charity,
Rob slipped from the shadow of the
door and walked out uuobsorved.
"Rob Redwood's gono to the In
dies, " was the news Charity heard two
days later. It was Aunt Hulda Pitcher
who brought it. "For a whole year,"
she added. "His uncle made him
promise to stny that long, if ho como
at all, an' I reckon he will."
"A year---a whole year?" went echo
ing through Charity's head.
How would the world seem without
any Rob Redwood for a whole year
twelve months-threo hundred and
She went into a brown study over
tho matter, while her mother and
Aunt Hulda talked ou indifferently
about the fall soap making, preserv
ing, quilt-piercing, etc.
"I've got a awful nico new pattern
of a quilt," Auot Hulda was saying.
"Hit's called tho Calendar--takes
three hundred and sixty-five squares
to make it. Bettor 6en' an' git tho
put tern, Charity."
".Maybe I will," answered Chority.
"Rob don't caro for me-not a bit,'
said Charity, that night. "He wouldn't
have gone off this way if he did. And
I'll be a fool if I don't marry Jake
Hargood if he asks me. But.then,"
she added, half ruolully, "I always
was a fool?"
In proof of which she flatly refused
Jake Hargood when he did ask her.
And she borrowed Aunt Hulda's quilt
pattern, and straightway sot to work
piercing her "Calendar" quilt, making
only one square a day, and remarking
to herself as she finished each one :
"One day less to wait. Not, "she
added, shaking her hoad, dismally,
"that it'll do mo any good when the
time is up. If he didn't care for me
then, he won't now. But it'll be a
comfort to know it when he's homo
There were several squares yet to be
pierced before thc quilt would be fin
ished, when word came to the Red
woods that Rob would bo home in
.'Ju6t tho day of that quilting last
year," said Charity, all in a nervous
flutter. "I'll hurry and finish this
right off, and have a quilting the very
same time ; and maybe Rob'll come to
She got out her invitations in a tre
mendous hurry, pressed Aunt Hulda
into immediate service to get the re
quisite amount of cooking done for
the occasion, and devoted herself to
the finishing of her quilt.
"Rob'll be home to-morrow morn
ing, sure," said Tillie, wiio had run
over the day before the quilting to
render Charity what assistance she
might. "We had a telegram. Un
cle's coming, too, to start an estab
lishment here and take Rob into part
nership. He'll be awful rich- Why,
Charity Meadows, what are you rip
ping up that lovely basket quilt for?"
"Have to," answered Charity, "to
viet the cotton for my new quilt. The
.tore was plum out, and wouldn't get
any before next week ; and besides, I
never could bear the sight of this
quilt. I wanted to get rid of it-- Look
a-here, Tillie, how do you reckon a
letter got inside of it? Why, it's
sealed, and it's for me, an- Ob,
Tillie, it's from Rob, as sure a?? you
Charity tore it open with breathless
agerness, while. Tillie looked on,
-carlet and apprehensive.
"Charity," said she, "itmu?t 'a fell
>ut of my handkerchief that day
when we was putf?i?g on the top of
the quilt. Rob did give it to me for
you, but I lost it, and didn't want to
tell yon nor him ; and I didn't s'pose
it would make a sight of difference. "
' 'It's kept Bob and me apart for a
whole year," said Charity, almost
breaking into a sob.
"Oh," said Tillie, remorsefully, "I
never s'posod 'twas that 11-I thought
'twas your flirting with Jake Hargood
did the harm, an' danoin' SQ hard with
him that night. Bob was there, and
seen it; hut. he saved afterward I
shouldn't tell he was there. An' I
just 'lowed all along 'twas Jake made
him get mad an' go off. I B'pose,"
added Tillie, faintly, as Charity read
her noto again, with dewy eyes and
flushed, dimpled cheeks, "that Bob's
got to know all about it now."
"I reokon he has 1" said Charity, in
a tone that left no room for doubt.
And so, the next afternoon, Bob
Bodwood, smoking his pipe on the
porch of his ancestral halls, was
startled by the vision he had looked so
eagerly and so vainly that day a year
ago-of Jimmy Tibbs, freckled and
tow-headed as of yore, scrambling
over the fence and making toward
him, flourishing a note.
"Good land 1" quoth Mrs. Bedwood,
a3 she looked out of the window,
Ehortly afterward, "Whatever's the
matter with Bob? He's a-dancin'
round there on the porch like as if he
.was a plum idi't."
" Charity's quilting wos a brilliant
success this time, as far as she and
Rob were concerned; and.they never
fell out again-at least not before they
were married. And of all her house-*
keeping outfit, Charity most prizes
her Calendar quilt.-Satnrday Night.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
I love to lose myself in other men's
Next to excellence is the apprecia
tion of it.-Thackeray.
Short sentences drawn from a long
Our souls see much farther than our
eyes can see.-Dray ton.
The greatest medicine is a true
friend.-Sir W. Temple.
Good taste is the modesty of the
mind.-Mme. de Girardm.
Fortune gives too much to many,
but to none enough.-Martial.
The eternal stars shine out as soon
as it is dark onough.-- -Carlyle.
When a man is wrong and won't ad
mit it he always gets angry.--Hali
Doctrine is nothing but the skin of
truth set up and stuffed.-H. W.
A prince who has falleth out with
bis Jaws breakest with his best friends.
The art of conversation consists of
much in listening politely as in talk
Our doubts are traitors, and makes
us lose the good we oft win by fearing
Virtue and decency aro so nearly
related that it is difficult to separate
them from each other.-Cicero.
The superiority of some men is
merely local. They are great because
their associates are little.--Johnson.
The worse education teaches that
self-denial is better than the best that
teaches everything else and not that.
When the savages wish to. have fm it
they cut down the tree and gather it.
That is exactly a despotic govern
No man can possibly improve in any
company for which he has not respect
enough to bo under some degreo of
Two Remarkable Orioles.
Mrs. Carson, the wife of an Oconee
River planter, relates the following
interesting episode, which is given in
the Philadelphia Times, as unique in
bird lore :
"Early this spring," eaid Mrs. Car
son, "a pair of mocking birds bnilt
their nest in a slender young elm tree
just outside my window. Before a
single egg had been laid therein, a
violent wind came, tossing tho tree
hither and thither, utterly destroying
the nest. With patient perseverance
tho birds went again to work, and
6oon had tho uest rebuilt in the Belf
snme crotch, and this time the female
deposited two eggs within. One day
but a short time thereafter, during a
pretty severe blow of wind, I observed
tho two mockingbirds in considerable
commotion, and suspected that they
feared another catastrophe to their
domicile. Feeling particular interest
in tho result of thc storm for them I
kept a pretty close outlook, and by
and by saw the mnlo bird fly away,
leaving the female sole protector of
the home. Wondering considerably
at this, and feeling an intense sympa
thy for the poor female, I went ont to
sec if I could not devise some way to
assist her in her distress.
"Beforo I arrived at any definite
plan of action, however, the male bird
came flitting back, bringing with him
a couple of orioles that I had seen
from time to time in the orchard be
hind tho house. Perfectly familiar as
I was with tho ingenuity of the oriole,
I was not prepared for what I now Baw
this pair accomplish. After a hurried
consultation with the mocking birds,
the two yellow fellows began to cast
alpout for material with which to oper
ate in their friends' behalf, and ono of
them soon found a twine 6tring nearly
five feet in length, which I had left
out in the garden aftor twining my
sweet peas. As soon nahe lit upon it
ho called his mate, and the serious
difficulty of tho rescue seemed solved,
for they went to work with a despatch
that would have done credit to a
greater intelligence than theirs is sup
posed to be. Each one of tho orioles
grasped an end of the string in his
mouth and flew with it to the tree,
deftly looping it over the swinging
limb, just abovo tho nest. This dono,
they took the loo3o end and flew with
it to the rose lattice, about throe feet
distant, and soon had it bound hard
aud fast to the frame, thus holding the
limb securely in position."
Everything Comas to (lie Walter.
The great rise in the price of oil has
gladdened tho heart of nt least one
Philadelphian who has been waiting
sinco 1878, with about 3000 barrels in
storage, for a favorable turn in tho
market. This gentleman was at one
ti mo largely interested in the produc
tion of oil, and is to-day the owner of
?000 acres of land in the West Vir
ginia oil fields. He was one of the
independent producers, whose well
spouted forth a lubricating oil of thc
finest quality, and who refused to sub
mit to the dictates of the Standard Oil
Company. Ho stood out until thc
price of his lubricant had fallen tc
twenty-five cents a gallon, when he
determined to lock np his oil until he
could get his price. Having his own
iron tanks and storehouses, he stored
his oil, and there it hus remained to
this day.-Philadeloh'a Record.
BUDGET OF FUN.
HUMOROUS SKETCHES FROM
She Probably W1I1-A Great Chinner
-Bad Company-Papa's Thorn
The Trials of Life
The female of the future will
Be nothing more than human,
If, when the curtain falls, she goes
Outside "to seo a woman."
A GREAT CHINNER.
"That's a speaking likeness of
"Yes, it briners out hts double chin
in great shape. "-Harper's Bazar.
Wife-"How sweetly the baby
Husband-"Yes. The poor fellow,
he doesn't know I've come home."
IN HIS SALAD DATS.
Cannibal Wife -"We hare no greens
for the salad."
Cannibal-"Chop up that dude we
caught yesterday. He's green onough. "
WOULD TAKE HIM IN.
He--"I wonder what I'd do if I had
The Widow-"I know."
nor Rival-"You are driving
Charles to the dogs. What have you
to say for yourself?"
The Girl-"I feel sorry for t?e
dogs."- Syracuse Post.
AS HE KNOWS HIM.
Bumpus-"There goes a man who
has a very peculiar way of weighing
McSmith-"Who is ho?"
THE TRIALS OF LIFE.
Lawyer Quibble- "What was the
greatest trial you ever presided over,
Judge Kidby--"Bringing up ten
daughters, sir!"-Harper's Bazar.
~" ' . ONE REDEEMING QUAL1T?.
Zazzleton-"The pugilist has* at
least ono virtue."
O?zzledoff-"What is that?"
Zozzletou-"He is always more will
ing to give than receive."-Brooklyn
AN ANSWER FOR THE INQUISITIVE.
Inquisitive Party (willing to show
off)-"What aro you going to do with
thoso wild flowers, dirty littlo boy?"
. The Dirty Little Boy-"Take 'em
home an' tame- 'em t whut ye think?"
NOT HAPPILY EXPRESSED.
New Office Boy-"A man called hero
to thrash you a few miuutos ago."
Editor-"What did you say to
"I told him I was sorry you weren't
Little Boy-"Pop?, what is an in
Papa-"He is a man who invents
something that everybody else manu
factures, and then spends all his money
trying to stop thom. "-Good News.
"Simon is in a fair way o ; making a
"He invented a contrivance by
whioh two people can make love while
riding their wheels."-Brooklyn Lifo.
WHY IT WAS STRANGE.
Hortenso-"Well, my dear, has Mr.
Montrose proposed to you yet?"
Hortense-"That is strange."
Adelaide-"Why is it strange?"
Hortense-"Why, I refused him last
The Merry Fool-"I was just won
The Weary Scribe-"What?"
The Merry Fool-"Suppose Trilby's
father had been living, would Little
Billee have asked him for her hand or
Fond Father-"What is Decoration
Day, my son?"
Little George-' It's do day whon
dey-have two baseball gamos, an' bi
cycle races, an' everybody has a day
off exeep' de sogers an' de Grand
Millicent-"Here comes that horrid
Miss Smith ! I am suro she will stop
and talk to ns."
Lillian-"Ob, I don't think sho
will; my dear.
Lillian-"Becauso she hasn't any
thing new on. "
A CLEVER SALESMAN.
Venus Armstrong-"But those ber
ries are all mashed!"
Harry Devero (licensed)-"Mashed
is it? Faith, and why wouldn't they
get mashed when they have had a
peep at your eyes?"
Venus (coldly and sternly)-"I will
take two boxes."-Harlem Life.
HOW HE DID IT.
"There's no money in literature,"
said the man who had become dis
'.'I know a man who is getting rich
out of stories."
"No. He built a big apartment
house. It has twelve stories, and
every one brings him in at least throe
hundred dollars a month."-Washing
"There's a fine horse," said tho
owner of the animal, proudly.
"Most valuable animal on this
"Is he fast?"
"Bather. But that isn't what makes
him worth so much, lt's his intelli
gence. All you have to do is to
whisper 'whoa' to him and he comes
to a dead stand-still."-Washington
FOR A OnEAT NAME.
Her eyes flashed.
"I would do anything for a great
name," she exclaimed.
He glanced uneasily in the direction
of the door.
"Madame," bo faltered, "I must
venture to inquire if you hav? inatri
mony in view or are yon an autograph
He was plainly npon the verge of
hysterics in spite of his effort to be
LET DOWH EASILY.
"I proposed to Miss Gladys Beau ti
girl last night."
"Ah I And she accepted you?"
"Well, no-o-o, not exactly, but sho
came so near doing so that a great
deal of tho sting was taken out of her
refusal. She said she would have ac
cepted me if I had had plenty of
money and a perfect disposition, and
my eyes were brown instead of blue,
and my hair curly, and I was two
inches taller, and was winning fame in
my profession, and possessed personal
magnetism, and came of an old and
blue-blooded family, and would al
ways let her have her own way, and
never smoked nor wanted to stay out
late at night, and did not belong to
any lodge, and would keep a stylish
turnout and plenty of servants, and
really wanted her mamma to live with
us, and a few other thing3 which I
have forgotten. But if a fellow must
fail in an undertaking, it is encourag
ing to him to think that he came very
near winning."-Harper's Bazar.
A Bowl ot Kava.
Kava is the native drink, and its
use and the manner and ceremony of
its prepnration being among the most
ancient customs of Polynesia, it mer
its, I think, ivshort description. Kava
is au indigenous tree, moro or less
plentiful throughout the South Sea
Islands), tho root of which is employed
in tho manufacture of the drink.
When visitors are present much cere
mony is observed in its preparation.
A beautiful round bowl of dark col
ored wood is produced, its interior
shining with a blue enamel-like coat
ing, caused by the deposit of the root.
Generally speaking, the best bowl is
the property of the village, and much
care is taken and time spent in polish
ing and preserving the enamel in the
Threo young girls, with shining
white teeth, ohosen usually from the
"belles" of the village, seat themselves
around tho bowl, eaoh having a piece
of the kava root. This they proceed
to break up into small pieces, and,
putting them into their mouths, chew
the dry root till it is reduced to a
pulp, which is plac?d from time to
timo in tho bowl. A sufficiency hav
ing been thus prepared, water is
poured in and the whole mixture
stirred up ; bunches of fine fibre are
then drawn through the liquid to
strain out any small piece3 of the root
which may remain. The drink is now
complete, and is passed around in cups
of cocoanut shell to the chiefs and
principal peoplo of the assembly in
order of rank.
On my first attempt at drinking
kava I was strongly reminded of soap
suds ; but this unpleasant idea wore
off after a time. A refusal to drink,
or even not to droin the cup, is con
sidered a grave impoliteness. The
solution of the kava root is non-in
toxicating, but, taken in excess, pro
duces a loss of power in the lower
limbs. Many of the European resi
dents driuk it regularly, but, of
course, it is then prepared in a differ
ent manner.-Westminster Review.
Uncles Nesting In Trees.
"At last I hayo boen able," writes a
correspondent, "to decide by personal
observation a point that has often been
discussed by London naturalists.
Many of the duoks in Hyde Park and
Eon ungi on Gardens prefer the trees
as nesting-places to the low-lying
thickets where dogs and boys might
molest them. The question was, how
the young brood got conveyed to the
water, some of tho keepers assorting
that they were transported on tho
back of the parent bird. On Satur
day evening I happened to pass one of
the old elms, encircled by a railing
about 200 yards northoast of the boat
house on the Serpentine, just at the
moment when oue of these family flit
tings took place. Tho nest was in a
hollow about twelve or fifteen feet
above tho ground, and at tbo moment
of my arrival the fond mothor, in a
great state of excitement, had already
got three or four of her youngsters on
terra firma. Then she flew up and
brought down another in her beak,
repeating this operation haifa dozen
times; but meanwhile the other duck
ling?, impatient of delny, scrambled
over the edge of the hole and tumbled
into thc grass, much to their mamma's
distress. Au intelligent policeman
now came up, and we found that out
of tho brood of fourteen ouly one
seemed a trifle damagod. In a minute
or two tho wholo party waddled off
composedly to the water's edge."-St.
A Darin? Peruvian Indian.
Tho truth of the following anecdote
can bo vouched for :
An Indian montonero, alone, with
his rifle on his shoulder, carno ont of
San Cristobal street to that of Pileta
de Santa Catalina; on facing the fort
of Santa Catalina and as he advancod
in that direction, rides and mitrail
leuse wore tired at him, but tho fellow
weut on the even tonor of his way,
letting them blaze away at him with
out touching his rifle or turning his
head, until he reached the corner of
General street, where he performed a
right about faeo, took off his kepi,
and mado a polito bow to those on the
fort who had taken so much trouble
to kill him.
Tho officer in command on Santa
Catalina was so impressed with the
cool and undaunted bearing ol this
montonero that he ordered his sol
diers to givo him a choer, and they
did so.-Panama Star and Herald.
Each to His Trade.
Knllack, tho famous pianist, was
once invited to diuner by a wealthy
Berlinor, who was the owner of a
largo boot manufactory and had been
u shoemaker in his time. After tbo
repast Knllack was requested to play
something, and he consented. rNot
long afterwards tho virtuoso invited
tho boot manufacturer, and after din
ner handed him a pair of old boots.
"What am I to do with these?" in
quired tho rich mau.
With a genial smile Knllack re*
"Why, the other day you asked mo
after dinner to make a little music for
you, and now I ask you to mend these
boots for me. Each to his trade."
Carriage Heated and Lighted.
There has just been completed the
first carriage ever equipped with elec
tricity for lighting and heating.
Storage batteries aro placed nuder
the driver's seat, and they supply four
incandescent lights, two on the oui
sido in the ordinary side lamps, and
two on the inside. The heater is
placed under the front seat on the in
side. The carriage is a standard
Highest of all in Leavening Poi
A Substituto for Ice.
Chicago has been iLtercsted recently
by some experiments with a new chem
ical compound designed to take the
place of ice. The chemical costs 20
cents a pound. It is placed in the ice
box Of a refrigerator, a s nail amount
of water is added to cause it to dis
solve; the refrigerator is then closed
and cold results immediately. The
inventor says that the compound con
tains ll iogredicnts, and the formula
is a secret. The mixture is light pi uk
in color, and is in tho form of crys
tals like coarse salt. It is said to be
perfectly harmless, and has an alka
line taste. When moistened it instant
ly becomes intensely cold. The effect
lasts wenty-four hourn, or until the
crystals are entirely dissolved. Then
it is placed on a fire and
"boiled down" until tho water
evaporates and the crystals are
left in their original form. It is then
ready for use again by simply adding
fresh water. It is asserted that the
chemicals loso none of their properties
by the process and that the crystals
can bo used for yours. During the
Chicago tests ice was frozen to the
thickness of window glafs in a few
minutes, and to the thickness of two
or three inches in less than six boure.
The experiments were successful in
every way, and ice dealers ought
to be particularly interested in them.
There is little doubt that before many
years a refrigerating appartus will be
devised by which houses may be cooled
in summer as easily as they are now
warmed in winter. The new refrigera
ting compound may bc an important
factor in the solution of this problem.
Counterfeit silver 10 cent pieces that
contain as much, if not more silver
than genuine coin, have been discov
ered in the United States subtrensury.
They have been received from bunks
and are so carefully made tbat it re
quires the trained eye of an expert to
detect their bogus character. Thc
coins have the appearance of being
well worn, a result of careful work on
tho part of the counterfeiter and a
valuable aid to their circulation. Sev
eral of the coins have been sent to the
secret service officials, who pronounce
them most dangerous counterfeits and
express the belief that they were made
in Europe and sent to this country for
circulation. -Ph il adelph ia Record..
Appreciative but Mixed.
"I enjoyed your lecture on the fin
ancial issue very much," said tho citi
zen to the orator, "but I would like to
ask yon ono question."
"Certainly," said the orator, "go
"Which side of the question are you
Trust and Bust.
"Trust men and they will trust
yon," said Emerson.
"Trust men and they will bust you, "
says the average business man.
Pain ts Not Conducive ofl'lcusurc,
especially when occa-ioned by corn?. Hln'ler
corns will plea-c; it removes them perfectly.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the ?um?, reduce? inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25?. a bottle
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs ia taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the tacto, and acts
?entry yet promptly on tho 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 taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial ia its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular 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. I)o not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE. KY. NEW YORK. N Y.
"Wash us wi
".That's all we ask. Save us
It's wearing us outl
"We want Pearline-the
the one that has proved tha
Don't experiment on us with
rubbed to pieces than eaten i
The One C
of farming gradually exhausts the h
high percentage of Potash is uscc
larger bank account can only then I
Write for our "Farmers' Guide
is brim full of useful information for
will make and save you money. A
?er.-Latest U. S. Gov*t Report
ODDS AND ENDS.
Almost five-eighths of the steamers
in the world are under the British flag.
The first steam engine of this con
tingent was brought from England in
Excavations in Egypt have brought
to light evidence that tho game of
chess was known and played there
3300 B. C. That game is still going
At Salta, in Argentina, a list of boys
and girls who havo failed to attend
school regularly is published in the
They don't do things in a half-heart
ed way in China. Tbeir national hymn
is so long that people take half a day
to listen to it. .
The Chinese believed when telegra
phy was introduced into their country
that foreigners cut off the tongues of
children and suspended them on the
insulators to tiansmit the message
from pole to pole.
The two most widely separated post
offlea in the United States are those of
Key West, Ela., and O ti ri alaska, Alas
ka, 6,271 miles apart. Two cents will
insure thc carriage of a letter between
those distant points.
A Rebutting Argument.
Gent-Look here, how you have
swindled mo over these pants! Why,
they have .shrunk to half their length.
Dealer-How can you say so? Didn't
I let you have them at half-price?
Golden fled ?cal
Cures Ninety-eight per cent, of all
cases of Consumption, in all Its
Although by many believed to be incura
ble, there is the evidence of hundreds of
living witnesses to thc fact that, in all its
earlier stages, consumption is a curable
disease. Not every case, but a large per
centage of eases, and we believe, fully oj
per cent, arc cured by Dr. Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery, even after the disease
has progressed so far as to induce repeated
bleedings from thc lungs, severe lingering
cough with copious expectoration (includ
ing tuhercular matter), great loss of flesh
and extreme emaciation and weakness.
Tulane University of Louisiana.
Its advnntsgs? for practical instruction, both ia
ampin laboratorio* nnd abnn Innt hospital materials
nro unequaled. Fret access is given to the great
Charity Hospital with Tim bods and 311,0*1 patient ? an
nual y. .Special instruction in given dsi y ATTBEBRD
MPCQrTHK BICE. Tin next ? ix.ion bogus October
17th, 18?I5. For, cataloga % nnd information addresi
Prof. S. E. CH AILLE, M. D., Dean.
far P. O. Dr.iwcr 201. NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Richmond's Commercial College,
Send for Catalogne. SAVANNAH, GA,
TYREE ISLAND, GA.
Thi" Hotol ii notod for its oxc'loot norri3? and
np Hltdid cu sine, i h i tnbU being sup? ind with all th?
mttoaevs tho tnarKHt alford?. An abundant supply of
fish, crib?, ihr mp, otc. Lian's fine orohestra en
imged for goonoo. Specially low ratMi this season.
Write for terms. Spocial i olucements to partis? ot
tun or morn. ?IOU AN ?fc COWAN.
n TO AVOID THIS TJSH
S|l , Tho ONLY painless and hann leas
n nP Ctr RX for the worst type of Kc ie m a,
I n I IVttor, R'ngwonn, ugly rough patch.
?li. 1 ns on the face, crusted ocal p.
IIA Gronnd itch, chafes, chaps, pim.
MT plos. Poison from ?ry or poi?on oak.
|p In short ALL rrcUBS. Send Mc is
LlU rt,n,P? or C1U,U to ?I. T. Shuptrinn,
H Savannah. Ga,, for one box, lt you?
*1 druggist don't keep lt.
School of Shorthand and Telegraphy.
A tu; UNTA, <;A. .
No text books nssd. Actual business from day of
Cntorinc Itu .in .?>. innor?. cnlloge curr -ney sod
good? u od. Send for hindsomely illnstrated cata
log']*'. Board cheap. R. R. faro pa d to Augusta. .
Cumberland Island, Ca.
Finest tea bosch in tho Sooth. Fishing unexcelled
nn the continent. Street cars freo to the beach.
Naphtha launch and fleet of row-boats. Splendid
livery appointment.*. Ample accommodations for SO
guest-. Grand orchestra! Music morning and oren
ing. Popu'nr rates.
LE IC T. SIIACKET.FORD, Proprietor.
Notice to Mill Men
And farmers owning small power: Tbs finest and
most com dele Saw Mill in ex htoncn to-day, is manu
farturnd br M<0 Del DA (ll Ml I.I, H't'ti. CO.,
MlulilnM'i Avr.. Atlnntn. Un. Took first
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j?, up to the largest. Prices reduced. Send for cata
logue fhnwing now improvement*: aso. of Portable
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Pulleys and .Shafting and all kinds of mill suppl es.
Cleanses and beautifies the hair.
Promotes a luxuriant growth.
Never Fails to Restore Gray!
Hair to its Youthful Color,
Cures iralp diirasei ft hair tailing.
50c, and 11.00 at Druggists
A.N. U.Twrnty-Hivcn, '95,
from that dreadful rubbing-*
it it can't hurt us-Pearline!
imitations! We'd rather be
ind, unless a Fertilizer containing a
1. Belier crop's, a better soil, and a
.," a 142-page illustrated book. It
(armers. It will be sent free, and
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