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A Farewell Sermon.
A country minister in a certain town
took permanent leave of his congrega
tion in tho following pathetic manner:
"Brothers and sisters, I come to soy
good-by. I don't think God loves thia
church, because none of you ever die.
I don't think.you love each other, be
causo I neyer morry any of yon. I
don't think you love me, because you
have not paid my salary. Tour dona
tions are mouldy fruit and wormy ap
ples, and 'by their fruits ye shall know
them.* Brothers, I ara going away to a
better place. I have been called to bo
chaplain of a penitentiary. Where I
no ye cannot come, but I go to prepare
a place for you, and may the L ? d have
mercy on your souls. Goodby."
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me before I gave you my order?
Waiter-No, sir !
Brown-Hove you seen me since?
Waiter-No, sir I
Brown-Well, you have tho most
wonderful memory for faces I ever sa w
in my life.
Waiter-Do you think so, sir?
Brown-Yes ; the idea of a man who
only saw me once remembering my
face so long afterword is little short of
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THE VANISHED VOICE.
There stood a tree beside his boyhood's door
That faced the west, and often, just before
Thc sundown, secnio?l transfigured with tho
That flooded in, and keen upon his sight
Burned images of flame; and from the tree
Flated a nameless bird so goldenly
Ile seemed part of tho sunset and tho sky.
The listener bas listened for that cry
Of love and longing many u weary timo
And hoard it never; nor can mortal rhymo
Encompass hall its sweetness. Could tho
The homely homestead, and the subtlo graco
Of youth return, the magic moment when
The westering day shows heaven to mortal
Though transiently, porchancotho chanting
Would be thore too, perchance his voice wore
The listener listens vainly. Song is rife
Still in tho world, still love illumines lifo,
But ho would give the all of after-years,
Its triumphs, wisdoms, and revealing tears,
To list that little bird-soul from its nest
Leap into lyric rapture, sink to rest,
Youth in the air, and sunset in tho west.
-Richard Burton, t Harper's.
"Ruth Temple, Spinster.*
slowly turned tho
pages of the red
typed book, os
beled iu gro
tesque gilt letters
"Tho Report and
of thc Lebanon
Methodist Episcopal Church," and
the rustling of each leaf as it fluttered
through her thin fingers was a har
monious accompaniment to a plain
tive little sigh that seemed to issue
from the innermost recesses of Miss
Ruth's being and trembled away in
piteous undulations on the unsympa
thetic atmosphere of her little sitting
The .last ten pages of tho book con
tained complete plans and specifica
tions of the church, from the founda
tion to tho weather-vane, and a full
fledged direotory of all its members,
together with their addresses and any
explanatory remarks anent their
spiritual or material welfare, past,
present or to come, that tho commit
tee might see fit io append thereto,
for it was one of the tenets of the
Lebanon Methodist Church that there
should be no hopes and aspirations in
the hearts of its flock too sacred to
become tho common property of tho
committee on the report and- general
When she had turned the pages till
she came to the directory she laid the
book on tho table beforo ber and let
the index finger of her right hand run
slowly down the membership list till
"she came to the T's. There it was in
the ridiculously large, black "type af
fectatiously employed by the commit
tee-"Ruth Temple, Spinster." Thc
delicate, blue-veined hand rested there
and the index finger beat a quiet tat
too on the old-fashioned name with
its ono qualifying word, and as she
looked tho full red lips curved them
selves into an expressive smile peculiar
to her hps alone.
Ruth Temple had lived inj^anon
only a year. She was a Mif?iodist by
birth and by educatignaftdby gen
eral inclination, bafc'/in - spite^rSUlfi?,
for sir months.^ftov Lev removal to
the place she had declined to unite
with any church. At the ' expiration
of that time, however, the pillars of
the Methodist Episcopal congrega
tion, whose services she had attended
with great regularity, got after her
with adi the persuasive power of their
combined forces and her will was
bent down beforo the overwhelming
tide of their eloquenco without one
feeble spurt of opposition.
Three mdntha before the issuing of
the latest report and general history
she got her letter from the Kansas;
City church under whose guidance she
had passed through youth and the
early years of maturity, and gavo her
self up unreservedly to the tender
mercies of tho committee, with tho
result that hers was the most conspi
cuous name in the whole membership
directory, for among its 200 odd wor
shipers she"was the only one who waa
entitled to be called a spinster.
On that Monday afternoon when
tho blue-veined index finger quietly
kept timo to tho evolutions of her
brain, there was a strange, new shadow
of porplexity in Miss Ruth's smile in
dicative of tho disturbing train ol
meditation that had found a foothold
in her mind. The unusual fermenta
tion of her thoughts dated from thc
morning sermon of the day before.
Tho Rev. Israel Weston, pastor of the
Methodist Episcoprl Church, was a
man the greater portion of whose life
had been spent in tho study of tho
word and the cultivation of an effec
tive style of delivering its messages
and a practical demonstration of its
theories so far as hnman nature would
permit. Ruth Temple had always
been impressed with his earnestness
and perhaps it was his few well-chosen
words of encouragement moro than
anything clso that had brought her
within the fold. Until that particular
Sunday ho had never preached a ser
mon whoso theme could not safely be
set down, as a guide-post in her spirit
ual life to which she could turn with
But that day he bad struck hitherto
unsounded keys, and tho notes jarred
on her painfully. 4I shall speak to
day from Gonesis ii., 18, 'It is not
good that mnn uhould be alone. 1
will mako him a helpmeet for him.' "
Tho Kev. Israel Weston hail pre
faced the announcement of the text
with a conscientious cough and a com
prehensive sweep of his long, white
hands, and then had launched into %
discourse, every caustic sentence ol
which seemed to be a missile aimed
directly ot Ruth Temple, and which
ourned its way into her heart and
brain. Monday afternoon the scars
still throbbed and ached, and she
bowed hor head over the report anti
general history, and let tho tears tric
kle out through her heavy lashes and
blot tho pago whoreon tho history or'
Ruth Temple, spinster, was briefly
given to all who might choose to road.
"It was a shame for him to talk so,"
she said at length, raising her heat!
and looking at the name again. "Ho
meant mc, anybody could see that.
The sermon from beginning to end
was a monument to injustice. I don't
believe it, that text was meant for wo
men as much as for men, and that tho
woman who fails to marry misses the
great part sho was expected to play in
life and falls short of the requirements
of tho elect. Every woman can't
marry, and he ought to know that
He had better take bis own prescrip
tion ond buut a wife fer himself. It
was cruel. He had no right to make
me the target for his burning philip
pics, which doubtless are expressivo of
whatever disappointment and ill-feel
ing there may be rankling in his own
heart on the subject. I thoron^
detest him and the whole congn
tion, and I'll withdraw from the oht
Bnther vexation wore itself a
in tears and by morning her :!orgri
spirit had acquitted Israel Westoi
tho oharge of deliberate calum
Throughout the week she atten
prayer meeting and held up her
of the aid society and the numei
other auxiliary societies and did
work with such becoming meek:
that tho minister had no ooncepi
of tho tempest of heartaches his
mon had stirred up.
The following Sunday tho purj
of his text was similar to that of
preceding and he pointed out in te
that were terrifying to tho guilty
awful fate that was euro to overt
the woman who disobeyed divine c
mands and refused to take upon 1
self the responsibilities of a wifo
Every man, woman and child 1
had wandered into the Methodist E
copal Church that morning had r
or heard of that portion of tho rep
and general history in which B
Temple was designated a spinster, i
they nudged each other and nod
significantly toward the Templo ]
aud tacitly agreed that the theolog
ammunication was intended for n
other than Bath herself. Thero wi
bright red spot glowing in either ch
as she walked out ol tho chi.r ck at
end of tho sermon and her eye:s 1
taken on themselves an unusual brig
ness. Everybody wondered how
would take it and thoy ranged thc
solves along the edge of tho aisle i
would have to poss through and ga
ered in knots in the vestibule to sei
she showed any visible sigr?s of p
tnrbation, and their unanimous v
diet was that "she was game."
There was an official meeting of 1
various church boards and comn
tees the next Tuesday evening, a
just before their adjournment 1
Bev. Israel Weston read to ali tho i
lars and lights there assembled a 1
ter from Buth Templo in which i
formally expressed a wish to sever 1
connection with the Methodist Ej:
copal Church forthwith and forev
They pondered tho matter and i
forth all tho reasons as to why tl
should a:id why they shouldu't co
ply with hor request, and tho upst
of their deliberations was that th
decided to let her go hor heretic w
in peaco if sho could give somo we
grounded reason for wishing to c
loose from her present church re
tiona. The minister wau appointod
committee of one to call on her a
probo hor feelings on tho subject. J
chose the following afternoon to pi
form tho duty assigned him. M
Buth sat by tho west window, wi
the report and general history in h
lap when Israel Weston, under t
chaperonage of th^ landlady's liti
girl, tapped at tho door for adm
Sho laid tho red-backed book, opi
at the T's in tho membership din
tory, on the table, and let him i
The minister rubbed the palms of 1
hands together with a gentle fricti<
which served as & sort of lubricant f
the flow of his words, which nov
como quite so readily in housc-t
house visiting as in tho pulpit, ai
then ho said, abruptly :
"At the meeting of tho ohurch c
rectors last night I prescntod yo
lotter as you requested. It is needle
to say that it produced not a liti
surprise among us all. I have undc
stood that your relations with ti
"congregation waa vury" ploM
Nevertheless, wo havo deoided to gm
you a letter of withdrawal in goc
standing it you can give us a satisfa
tory explanation of this ext mord i um
move on your part. Why do ye
wish to leave us, Miss Temple?"
The crimson spots that had burne
in her cheeks tho previous Sundi
flamed into sudden lifo again and h<
sensitive lips trembled.
"When a woman whose only crin
is that she hos never seen fit to giv
herself wholly into the keeping <
any man is assailed promiscously V
both her pastor and his parishionei
tor that ono grievous fault I think
is about timo for her to cast her lc
with some other denomination whic
will bo willing to take hor jut
as she is without constantly rcpr
manding her in public for committin
the error of remaining in Bingi
The Bev. Israci Weston crossod hi
long legs and coughed nervously.
"Perhaps you allude to my last tw
sermons, Misa Temple, " he hazardoi
with an uneasy smile.
"I do," was the emphatic ra ph
"And this also," shu addod, takin;
thc rod book from tho table and hold
iug it out before him while hoi inde;
linger again poi LI ted to the tear-blot te
name, "Buth Temple, Spinster."
"And you think1-" ho commenced
lookiug at her half-wonderingly, hall
"I think," sho criod, letting th
book fall to tho floor with a orash an
choking down a sob of mingled gric
and anger, "that the committee tba
got up this report aro a lot of prcciou
numbskulls. I may bo unduly sensi
tive about some things, but I have m
reasons for feeling so, and I can't bel
it, and I think you aro equally obtus
??nd far more unfeeling than they, fo
you publicly set me up as an object c
ridiculo because I hold a station i
life tho whys and wherefores of whici
you nor anybody oise hoe any busi
noss to pry into."
The minister had arisen and etoo
staring at her in silence at tho ond o
her impassioned outburst.
"But can't you see?" ho said a
length picking up tho book from th
floor and turning it round and roum
mechanically, "I thought you wouh
"I do see," she rotortod ; "I do un
dorstand, and that is tho reason I asl
for a letter from tho Methodist Episco
His own faco flushed faintly.
"You do not see or understand," ht
said deliberately, "and forthat reasoi
tho lotter cannot bo granted. "
"But for all that I am through witt
both you and your ohuroh," sho Baie
decisively, and there the interview
Buth Temple's name was not erased
from tho membership list, but she
lived up. to her hastily made vow and
kept away from tho Methodist Church.
Porhops Israol Weston's sermons were
quoted more frequently and with more
accuracy during the following month
than they had ever been before or evei
will bo again, for all of Bath Templo'e
interested friends considered it theil
bounden duty to rocall to her every
idea of each discourse at so muon sen
sation per sentenoe, and sho was kept
as well informed of all ?matters in
which he had still been a regular at
tendant at tho meetings.
"He's eternally harping on tho mar
riage question," said Miss Temple's
landlady one day, critically. "Some
times he gees his text from the Old
Testament, sometimes from tho Now.
What on oarth ho means by it I don't
know. Ho must have an object, but
what it is not one of the congregation
is smart enough to find out."
"Perhaps he will ranko his men ni np
plain in his own good time and way,"
Ruth answered with her quiet smile,
' 'and in the meantime I don't suppose
it matters much to us what ho is driv
Sunday after Sunday when Israel
Weston took hia place in the pulpit
his glance wandered inquiringly to
wards the Temple pow from which thc
calm, demure face was now absent,
and Sunday after Sunday a tido of
bitter disappointment pulsed through
his heart and lingerod there to the
detriment of all other sentiments he
tried to call iuto activity. Ono day
he came to a sudden determination.
All morning the thought of her in
truded and had hopelessly tangled it
self with the half-formed outlino of
his next sermon. Shortly after noon
ho closed his desk and started towards
Miss Temple's home. She was alone
and her face exprocsed considerable
surprise when ho entered,
j "I came to tell you why I have
H been preaching on the text, 'It is
not woll for mau to bo alone,' " ho
[ said, sitting before her and fumbling
j awkwardly with his watch chain. "T
meant it for you in a certain sense,
11 but the message hos far greater sig
nificance for myself. Can't you soe,
Buth ? I preached at both of us. I
thought it would strike a responsive
chord in your own heart and that you
[ I would understand intuitively.. Per
haps it was not right, perhaps it was
not manly. If I have hurt you I pray
you to forgive me and let me repeat
the text with no listenor but you. "
Ho said it again: "'It is not good
that a man should be alone. I will
make him a help meet for him. ' Gan
you say it with me?" he added
Her pretty Ups curved into their
quiet smile, but she shook her hoad.
"Not to-day," sho answered, "but
I'll think it over, and if ever I can I
will let you know."
It was two months beforo he saw
her again. Ono day when he carno
homo from a call ho found a noto
awaiting nim which would have seemed
an unsolvable enigma to any one but
"I can say it now," tho lino read.
"Do you wish to hear it?"
Whon Israel '?Teston returned to his
study that evening ho destroyed the
half-finished outline for his next ser
mon and plunged head first into a
serai-religious essay on political am
bition, and from that time on he has
never bo?li known to preach on mar
rying and giving in marriage.
Last month the committee got out a
new report and general history of the
Methodist Episcopal Church. Tho
name "Buth Temple, spinster," was
conspicuous only by its absence, and
away down at the end of tho member
ship list is another ou which her in
dex finger often rests and its owner
roads it with a smile- "Buth Weston. "
Swallowing Acci louts?
Tho doctors of tho London '?ospi
tals have an incredible number of pa
tients who have swallowed strange
lungs. Of course, children aro tho
most frequent Bufferers. The com
monest objects that l;hoy swallow are
small metal whistles and tin "squeak
ers. " The most dangerous of toys foi
very young children aro the India
rubber air baloons, whiob can bo in
flated by means of a small mouthpiece.
These can most readily be drawn in
by tho breath, and then each succeed-.
i?g- f?Spiwlioli Malea tli? ludia fl
ber bag. Theso have caused scores ol
deaths; and so have thimbles. A child
sees its mother's bright thimble, and
thoro is no worse article to swallow.
Among grown people, young women
of the domestio and working olass are
the most frequent patients, this being
becauso they habitually carry
small articles in their mouth, and are
often prono to what is called "lark
ing. " Only a week or two ago a cook
in a West End mansion sw illowed a
small glass vial containing flowing
essence. Tho physicians have nofbeen
able to do anything for her os yet.
One of tho strangest cases of this kind
on record was that of a gentleman
who about two years ago was treated
at ono of tho London hospitals, ho
having swallowed a tiny livo tortoise.
He had bought sevoral. of these crea
tures, and was amusing his children
by pretending to eat them alive, and
so on, when he actually swallowed
one. It was several days beforo the
creature was even killed. Scores of
these cases como from public bars,
where people seem fond of attempt
ing silly tricks with coius, pencil cases
and rings. Tho prcsont Earl of Gran
ville has below his vest a half orown,
swallowed during the course of a con
juring entertainment when he was a
lad. Only the other day a man died
at Greenwich through swallowing ono
of tho noisy toys oalled a siren, and
no medical aid could save him.
Home and Farm.
The Stone ot tho Hour.
A prcoious stone 'which at the pres
ent timo is very valtiablo, because it
is the stone of tho hour, is the peri
dot, or "evening emerald." lt is a
lovely stone, with its exquisite shades
of transparent green, tho best sugges
tion of whoso hue is the effect pro
duced by looking at the light through
a delicate leaf. Jewelers say that the
peridot is a species of olivine, of thu
same class as tho beryl, aqua-marine
and the topaz, and that it is in fact
the onoiont "topazion," otherwise
known as chrysolite. It is found in
Egypt, Ceylon and Brazil, good crys
tals being exceeding rare. Of the
various shades of green olive, loaf,
pistachio or look, the clear leaf green
is the most admired. Of all theso
precious stones the peridot is tho most
difficult to polish. The final touch is
given on a copper wheel moistened
with sulphuric aoid, a process which
requires tho greatest care, for if
dipped into the acid thc stone has tho
peculiarity of becoming soluble.
Sometimes it is cut in rose form, or
like a carbuncle, but it is botter and
moro valuable when worked in small
steps, as the brilliance is thus in
creased. Owing to tho quality of soft
noss the poridot has been considered
of little value, but now that it is tho
fashion fabulous prices aro charged
for the stono.-Now Orleans Picayune.
New Way ol Smuggling.
A now way of smuggling was recent
ly unearthed in Bristol, Conn. A
clerk employed in a wholesale house
there had a balo of hay consigned to
him, sent from Nova Scotia. On ex
amining the bale a roll of oxponsivo
broadcloth was found in tho centro
Exposed tho Trick.
A dog was advertised to play on a
piano at a circus. When tho time
carno for the dog to perform he">jot or.
a seat and began playing. Suddenly
a wag in tho crowd shouted "fiats I'
upon which tho dog bounded off the
seat. But tho piano kept on playing.
AT THE DAWNING.
Oat in thc Lash of the morning breaking
There came a twitter of startled bird;
I turned lo see if tho child, awaking,
Tho faint berald of daylight heard.
Sweet eyes looked love into mino that lute
In tho gray pence of tho dawning dim,
As the birds woke up to tho light abovo them,
Thrilling tho air with (heir marin hymn
Quiet wo lay and smiled to each other,
Over the side of the little bed.
Till tho child said softly '.! hoar you,
. "Darling, I did not speak. I said.
A happy light on her face came playing
"Yoe, you is speaking, I henr, I know;
Your eyes aro talking, I soo thom saying
'Dcnr little girl, I lovo you so !' "
Thou she nest lcd down to her restful sleeping
Laying a pink palm 'neath her cheek
. With childish trust in the watchful kcopiug
Of tho love that needed not to speak.
Tho birds sang on and their praises swelling
Boro up a prayer on their molody;
And tho penco that posseth bunnin tolling
Fell on ray little child and me.
-Nancy McLean, in Ladies' Homo Journal.
PITH AND POINT.
"Isn't ho rither fast?" asked tho
anxious mother. "Yes, mamma, in
one sense of the word. I don't think
ho can get away."-Indianapolis Jour
Thorn is ono redeoming fcaturo
about the bioyolo craze; tho father
who buys his girls ono each bas no
money left to buy a piuno.--?tchison
"Three minutes for dinner L' yelled
the railroad porter. "Good!" ex
claimed tho editor. "The last time
it was three dollars."-Atlanta Consti
McSwatters- "Kow is it that Figson
can always tell when it is going to
rain?" McSwittcrs-"Ob, ho makes
dates for all tbo church picnics." -
"No, 'Lije, I can't marry you, 'said
thc hello of Tater Holler, with a
shiver. "I'm afraid it would bo on
lucky. You wear No. 13 Bhoes."- .
Ata French Hotel: "Tell him to
clean your boots, John-and mine,
too." "All right. Er-Garcong,
nettoyez may bot, si voo play-et
aussee mab fam I"-Punch.
Ellis-"Mios Ballad has a remark
ably sweet voice." Warburton- "3uo
ought to have. It has cost mo about
sixty pounds of chocolates in the last
six months. "-Boston Courier.
A witty Frenchman said: "Ouly
death is an excuso for not keepiug a
dinner engagement, and even then a
polite man would send his undertaker
to apologize for him. " -Tit-Bits.
Tho skies ure bluo. tho sunshine bright,
No causo for gloom at ?ul I.
For crops aro good and trade's all right.
And the homo team's playing ball.
-Kansas City Journal.
She-"3o thero arc tbc Alps at
last!" Ho-"Must be. You don't
supposo a first-class tourist compauy
like this would work off any substitu
tions or imitations on its patrons?"
"What makes men of mature years
wear so sad an expression?" "Prob
ably they aro so mortified to think
they have forgotten all they thought
they knew when they left school."
"Kflftp vonr temper, laddie. Never
quarrel wi' an angry person, specially
a woman. Mind ye, a soft answer's
aye best. It's commanded-and for
hye, it makes thom far madder than
onything else ye could say.-Tit-Bits.
Ho-"Is thorc anything I can do to
provo my af?ection, so that you will
not doubt it?" Sue-"Therois. Marry
my sister. She is ten years older than
I, and mamma is determined not to let
mo marry till Sophia is dispose I of."
How a Mandarin Travels.
Zoom-crash-zoom ! sounded a
mighty gong. Then again, crash
zoom 1 "What on earth is that?" The
boy Ananias made answer : "That be
long China mandalin-look-soo!" Wo
lookod-saw, aud lo ! tbcro came along
an enormous boat, with a piano-polish
all over it-long, wide, low, with a
great cabin in tho mkldlo, and a roof
over each end. In front was tho gong,'
that sounded like'the crack of doom,
and some sailors lounging near it. In
the middle, behind tho plate-glass
framed with carved and gilded arabes
querio, was his excellency a Governor,
mustachioed, with many women. Thoy
were his wife, his mother, his number
two wifo, and their maids ; tho Julius
in their best-exquisite as to their he
jewelled hair, their complexions of
thick white powder, and their silks
and satins. Next carno tho kitchen
shed, with a cook and a woman among
the pots and pans, while over the stern
and far away floatod a big rod bauner
hung on a sort of fishing-rod. Crash
-zoom-zoom ! wont the mandarin,
curving grandly among the smaller fry,
with a dignity and a stateliness wo
finite folk know not how to produce, J
excopt it bo whoro men bowl along on
elephants' backs, or sway in palau
quins, or glide in suoh burges as this.
-Julian Ralph, in Harper's.
Not Hunting Heiresses.
A story comes from New York State
to the e?'ect that Greenville Louis J.
Templeton, a member of the British
Parliament, who was making a" tour of
Amei ica, visited Binghampton several
weeks ago, and while at tho postofheo,
to have a money order cashed, ho met
Miss Estolla Wessel, tho dork, and it
was a case of love at first sight. He
sought a friend and secured au intro
duction. His visits to tho Government
building were frequent. His atten
tions were rewarded, and they were
married lost week. Then the coupla
sailed for Europe, and, after a short
tour of the Continent, they wilU re
side on Mr. Templeton's estate, at
Broadlands, England. Of course, he
hos an estate. The wedding was a
quiet one and caused much surprise.
Now tho Postmaster is overrun with
applications from romantic maidens
looking longingly for Mrs. Temple
ton's position. The Englishman, in
this case, was not after money ; but ho
did cot object to the pretty postofiice
girl who had the stamps.-Now Or
Made False Measures.
In the course of a crusade against
the users of false weights and meas
ures the Philadelphia police last wook
found a manufacturer who displayed a
sign over his shop door reading;
"One-half peck measure, all shapes
and sizes, made here." When intor
vjnwed ? to the exact meaning of the
sign he st.'* J it meant just what it said ;
people wanted measures of different
sizes, and he mado it his business to
give his customers what they wanted.
Ho rando tin quart measures on tho
same basis, too, he said.-New Yor'
FARMS AND FARMERS.
The first buckwheat state it? New
VTork, with 2(10,029 acres and4,675,735
bushels of product.
Illinois ck iras the largest number of
improved acres on her farms, having
Ohio has tho greatest number of
farms, 251,430, having 23,352,408
acres; Illinois is second, with 240,681
farms and 30,498,277 acres; Missouri
being third, with 238,013 farms and
New York has the greatest amount of
capital invested In farm implements and
maokinory, tho sum total being $46,
659,465; Pennsylvania is second, with
$39,046,855; Iowa is third, with $36,
In tho estimated value of farm pro
ducts, according to tho returns of the
eleventh cousus, Illinois is first, with
8184,759,013; New York is second,
with $161,593,009; Iowa is third, with
Illinois has thc greatest value in
fences and buildings-$1,262,870,587,
the second place belouging to Ohio,
which bas $1,050,931,828, and the
third to New York, whoso fences and
bnilelings are valued at $968,127,281?.
Kentucky stands first in tobacco,
having 274,587 acres, producing 221,
880,303 pounds; Virginia is second,
with 110,579 acres and 48,522,655
pounds, and North Carolina is third,
with 97,077 acres, producing 36,375,
The first corn-producing stato ie
Iowa, with an acreage of 8,585,522
and 313,130,782 bushels; next cornea
Illinois, with 7,863,025 acres and 289,
697.256 bushels; the third being Kan
sas, with 7,314,665 acres and 259,674,
Among the barley-producing stitos
California stands first, having 815,991]
acres, yielding 17,548,386 bushels; the
second is Iowa, with 518,729 aores and
13,406,122 bnshols; the third being
Wisconsin, with 474,014 acres and 15,
According to thc statistics furnished
by our consular service, the farmers
of this country aro better clothed, bet
ter housed, better fed, give their chil
dren a hotter education and have more
money in bank than tho rural popula
tion of any country in the world.
Thc first state in flaxseed is Minne
sota, the fields of that commonwealth
yielding 2,721,987 bushels of seed and
8,609 pounds of fiber ; the second in
rank is Iowa, with 2,282,359 bushels
of seed and 6,2bl pouuds of fiber; thc
third hoing South Dakota, with 1,801,
114 bushels of seed and 3,278 pounds
Highest of all in Leavening P<
Largest Mississippi C'utilsli.
The largest Mississippi river catfish
or bullhead, ever captured of which ac
curate record was kept fell into thc
toils of somo negro fishermen at a point
two mileabelow Cairo, 111., in tho mm
mer of 1890. It was known in the
neighborhood that tho monster wa?
"using" in a certain, bayou for several
months before his capturo was finally
effected, and different persons had
tried to shoot the giant with their
squirrel rifles, knowing that it would
he useless to attempt to "swing him
in" with thc regulation hook and lino.
At last nature assisted in tho work ol
copture. Immense preparations were
mado for tho freshet which was
known to be coming down thc
river, and when "Whale Bayou,'
as the homo of the giant cat
was known, was flooded watchful fish
ermen took it updn themselves to see
that the "whale" was carried upon thc
tido out into an adjoining marsh.
When tho waters receded from tho
swamp tho big fish was grounded
among the weeds and marsh willows,
and easily captured. After hoing
dressed for tho market and beforo the
hoad was removed, ho was wcighod
and found to tip tho boam at exactly
312 pounds, being 19 J pounds heavier
than the famous "New Orleans whale,"
which was captured in 1865. I have
never seen figures on tho length ol
this big Cairo fish, but tho data from
which the above was compiled suyn
"ho would 6quaro up 14 inches be
tween tho oyes."
Lawyer Quibble-What was tin
greatest trial you ever prosidod over
Judge Kidby-Bringing up tel
daugjhters, sir.-Harper's Bazaar.
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From Oui Keowee Courier, Walhalla, 8. 0,
For several years Mrs. Mary Hunter, wife
of Mr. Willam Hunter, ot Mountain Best,
Oconoc C iunty, 3. C., wea a constant suf
ferer from rheumatism and ooutd find no re
lief, oven though she consulted tho beat doc
tors and tried ovory remedy prescribed by
the most eminent physicians ot the South.
But she finally stumbled, as lt were, on a
modioino which wrought her cure tn a sim
ple, but nevertheless a most remarkable,
manaor. Suoh was hor ox porto nc?, and for
the ben eat of suffering humanity she con
sented to on interview touching her peculiar
"Yes, it ls true that I hal chronic rhou
matlsm of longstanding," said Mfa: Hunter
to a reporter, "and tho moat celebrated phy
sicians of South Carolina could effect no
cure. But I havo boon cured, and that com
pletely." And she s|K>ke the words with a
bright smile and chee rful countenance.
"I am sixiy-stx yours ot age," she con*
tinned, "and about fl*o y care ago I began to
suffer from acute rheumatism. Tho pain
soon became constan*:, and for four years I
could Und 6o relief. I could not remain still
in any position, o 1th ur lying, sitting, walk?
lng or standing. Th ore was no rest nor 0040
for mo, and thus it continued until life itself
became a burden. During t h-no years I con
sulted several of tho most capable and omi
nont physicians of our Stato and took their
proscriptions. But short and temporary was
tho relief affordod by any ot them, and some
failed to give any relief nt all. The malady
would return with accumulated force after
every period of temporary suspension, and at
Inst it ttoomod that my case w.ts hopeless.
"About this timo I received a letter from
my sister, Mrs. Lucinda Stewart, ot TdYas,
who wrote moto try Dr. Willlitms' Pink Pills
for Palo People, ana shu told mo how much
S;ood they hud done her. dbe had boen sick
or seven years and had had two strokes of
paralysis. None of i:ho doctors of Texas
could do anything for her, and ber cure
seemed imponible. But she was told by a
friend to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, andshe
at last did so. She wroto that she had taken
only half a l>ox whon she experienced a de
cided chance for the bettor, and soon she felt
liku a young giri airain, oven though she was
over forty years old. In a short timo she
was cured, and sho is now enjoying good
"But, oven altor receiving that letter, lt
was some timo before I consented to try the
pills. I continued to re?oive treatment from
1>hy?lclans for a year or more, because I had
itt le or no faith in patent medicines of any
kind. But finally, being reduced to a dire
extremity, and all else failing, I concluded
to write for ono box of tho pills, and did so.
Within a week after beginning to take thom
I commenced feeling better, and when tho
II rat box was used I ordered six boxes. But
two more boxes effected my cure, and that
Eormanently, too; for during the past year I
ave boen entirely free from rheumatic pains,
nnd count my euro complete. Since then I
havo given tho pills to other members of my
family, and io no instance have they failed
to give speedy and pormanent relief. I am
convinced that thu pills aro all that Dr. Will
iams olahns for them, andmore too. I cheer
fully recommend thora to nil sufferers."
To confirm her statement of facts beyond
nil doubts, Mrs. Hunter made tho following
Sworn to before mo this, tho 9th day of
Muy. A. D. 1895.
(L.S.) B. T. JATNES, Notary Public.
Mrs. Hunter is well and favorably known,
toing tho wife of ono of Oconee's most sue?
cusstul und Bubstanttal ftirmors. No ono can
doubt her statement for a moment, and many
of her neighbors, moreover, are cognizant of
her remarkable cure.
Dwer.-Latest TJ. S. GcVt Report
How Many Apples Did They Eat?
"Can you tell me," said Will to Bob,
"bow many apples Adam and Eve ate
in tbc garden of Eden ?"
"Eve ate ono and Adam ate, too ; that
makes three. "
"You don't add correctly, Bob. The
total ia 163." .
"How do you make that ont?"
"Why, as you said, Evo ato one (81)
and Adam ate, too (82). Add tl and
82 together, and you get 163, don't
Bob thought a moment and then ex
claimed; "I guess they ate moro, after
all. Eve ate, for one (841), and Adam
ato too (82). Total, 923."
"Ob, I can do better than that,"
said will. Eve, for oue, ato one (4181)
and Adam, tpo, ate ono (281). That
makes a total of 4,362. Can you beat
"Yes, indeed ! How is this? Eve ate
one, for one (8,141), and Adam atc,
one too (812). That is a total of 8,953.
Now it's your turn."
"I'll quit," aaid Will. "They must
have eaten tho whole crop."-New
Tho Man for tho Place.
Applicant-You advertised for an
assistant editor, I bcliovo.
Editor-Yee. Do you know any
thing about agriculture?
"I know enough to write paragraphs
warning farmers not to leave their $500
mowing-machines outdoors all winter."
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A Wort to the Sleepless.
Dr. J. E. Huxley, of Maidstone,
England, thinks ho has hit upon the
natural remedy for sleeplessness. It
ip, in brief, to cnrl nader the clothes
like a kitten, or put the head under
the wing like a hen. He says: "This
insomnia seems to be now a universal
affliction. Wo livo wrongly; sit up
lato and overwork tho brain, and then
go to bed in an excited condition. No
one seems to have hit upon the natural
remedy. I think I have. People take
chloral and the liko at their peril, and
the fatal consequence not seldom en
sues. It is all wrong, for von cannot
control tho dose required for the exact
circumstances. But try nature's plan
instead. Lower the supply of oxygen
to the blood, produce a little isphyxia,
limit tho quantity of air to the lungs
and heart, and circulation becoming
quicker, tho brain loses its stimulant
and sleep follows. When you find
yourself "in" for a sleepless night,
cover your head with tho bed-clothes
and broatho and rebreatho only the
respired air. Thus you moy reduce
tho stimulating oxygen and fall asleep.
Tbero is no danger. When asleep you
are sure to disturb the covering and
get os much fresh air as you require,
or when once drowsiness hos been
produced, it is easy to go cn sleeping,
though the air be fresh. What do the
cat and dog do when they prepare to
sleep? They turn around generally
three times, and lastly bury their noses
in some hollow in their hair and "oft""
they go. They are in no danger,
although it might look as if they were
from the closeness with which thoy
embed their noses."-Medica I rreas
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869,337 bushels ; the third being North
Dakota, with 2,709,421 acres and 26,