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How We Go to Sleep.
..Order ia heaven's first law," and
the truth is manifested even'in the
process of going to sleep. When a
man drops off to sleep, save the Oin
ainnati Medical Journal, his body does
not do so all at onoe, so to speak.
Borne senses become dormant before
others, and always in the same order.
As he becomes drowsy the eyes close
and the sense of seeing is at rest. It ia
quickly followed by the disappearance
of the sense of taste. He next loees
the sense of smell and then, after a
?hort interval, the tympanum becomes
insensible to sound, or rather the
nerves wh ich run to the brain from it
fail to arouse any sense of hearing.
The lost sense to leave is that of touch,
and in some hypersensitive people it
is hardly ever dormant. Even in their
case, however, there is no discriminat
ing powor or sense of what touched
them. This sense is also the first to
veturn upon awakening. Then hearing
follows suit, after that taste, and then
the eyes beoome able to flash impres
sions back to the brain. The sense ol
smell, oddly enough, though it is by
no means the first to go, is the last to
come baok. The same gradual loss of
power is observed in tne muscles and
sinews as well as in the senses. Slum
ber begins at the feet and slowly
spreads up the limbs and trunk until
it reaches the bra:?, when unconscious
ness is complete and the whole body is
at rest. This is why sleep is impossi
ble when the feet are cold.
Nine-tenths of the marble-topped
tables and so on-what I might call
furniture marble-seen in this coun
try, are made of artificial marble, said
a man in the trade.
Thoneands of tons of this mock mar
ble are made annually, and even men
in the trade oan scarcely tell the dif
ference between the real and the false
-article, for the -markings, or mar
blings, go wholly through the block,
and ure not merely Superficial. The
basis of the whole is a combination of
limestone and chalk, which, chemical
ly treated, can be made of any shade
desired. The artificial marble in the
rough is placed in a water bath, and
upon this is sprinkled a sort of varn
ish, consisting of sesquioxide of iron,
gum, and turpentine, and all manner
of marbled designs are produced when
the turpentine is broken up by the ad
dition o.:' water. .
Any pattern of marbling ban be pro
duced to order. Once such pattern
appears, the air is expelled from the
block, and the colors are fixed by the
immersion of the stone in sulphate
and warm water baths, and then an
other bath of sulphate and zinc so
closes np the pores and hardens the
stone that it acquires the density of
the natural article, and can bo out and
polished in the same manner.-Ex.
Who Can Answer?
The Kew York Evening Sun asks
the following question, but wisely re
trains from attempting to answer it:
"Why is it that, whereas eily three
of the seats in open street cars are re
served for smokers, women "will per
sist in sitting in them, while* others
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A TUC TC LE SADDLE FOB WOMEN'.
' Dr. Chadwick thinks that bicycling
is a most desirable form of recreation
and exercise for women, and his pur
pose in bringing the subject np for
discussion is to stimulate the inventive
minds of its advocates to devise a
saddle which shall uot inflict injury or
discomfort upon women ridera-Sci
OSE WOMAN'S PUSH HEW ARDED.
A young woman recently found em
ployment in a quecneware store. She
immediately began a course of study
*n her leisure moments, upon glass
ware and china. She then read some
recent works upon the appointments
of the table, and in a short time, by
applying herself to her business, be
came the most valued employe in a
large store. A fair average of good
sense aud a proper amount of applica
tion will accomplish everything.
THE SEASON'S COLLAH
The season's collar is fichu shaped
generally, when it does not ray out
over the shoulder like the petals of a
daisy. This petal arrangement, in
dark colors falling over light, and in
heavy material over flimsy stuff is a
favorite London effect. Some collars
there are, too, which are favorably
imitative of the peculiar cutknowu as
the sailor collar, except that it is of
course wider than most real sailors
would consent to wear and is often out
with a deep lapel.-Chicago Record.
A NEW TEA JACKET.
A tea jaoket was shown me that I
think worthy of detailed description.
This is made of silver gray and pink
satin brocade, the jacket being cut
on plain lines and open down the
front, where" it falls away to show a
vest of ivory satin. Thore aro two
folds down the front, and these are'
held together with silver cords am]
agraffes. The vest fastens with small
silver buttons. At tho neck there is
a small jabot of lace and at the upper
edge of the collar there is a ruffle fall
ing over. The sleeves are large
gigots, with inserts of whito satin at
the tops. The seams in the back but
little. Worn over a plain skirt of
some dark stuff this would be very ele
gant aud dressy.-St. Louis Star
TELLING AGE BI THE COIFFUBE.
The common objection among
woman-kind of letting their age be
known is not shared by the ladies of
Japnn, who actually display their
cycle o f years in the arrangement of
their hair. Girls from nine tr> fifteen
wear their hair interlaced with red
crape in a ?erni-oirclo around the
head, the forehead being left free with
a curl at each side. From the ages of
fifteen to thirty the hair is dressed
very high on the forehead and gath
ered up at the back in tho shape of a
butterfly or fan, with twistings of
silver cord, and perhaps a decoration
of colored balla Beyond the mile
stone of thirty a woman twists her
hair around a shell -pin placed hori
zontally at the back of the head. Quite
differently again a widow arranges
her coiffure,and the initiated are able
to tell at a glauco whether she desires
to marry again or not--Now York
THE SUMMER COIFFUBE.
Its a blessing to the summer girl
that the pompadour is in fashion.
Nothing will more quickly mar her
beauty and make her a dejected, hope
less looking young person than to
attempt a curly bang if her hair does
not wave by nature. Brushing the
hair back iu a pompadour does not as
a rule tend to make the summer girl
more beautiful, but if her hair is thus
arranged she is sure to look neat nnd
cool, two compensations worth striv
ing for during the heat of July aud
August. The pompadour at present
is strictly in fashion. It must be
quite high and is softer and more be
coming if the hair is first waved before
being drawn back.
Puffed Coiffures are the vogue for
the summer. The English bun with
its crosswise pnffs is much affected
Frequently the entire back hair is ar
ranged in a series of puffs. Puffs at
the side instead of waves are worn by
ultra-fashionable summer girls-New
COSTUMES FOB TRAVEL.
Traveling dresses are usually simply
planned, and novelties in them are
consequently rare. Usually, too, the
innovations are not favorably re
ceived; but one thoroughly uncon
ventional traveling costume had much
to recommend it. It was made from
mixed tan tweed of a light weight
texture. The skirt cleared the ground,
set out prettily at the back, and was
almost dose front and sides.
With this was a trim waist of
checked wash silk, so crisp that the
enormous sleeves stood stiffly out and
so light that these same sleeves folded
away without injury in the capacious
sleeves of the tweed coat to be worn
over them This cou' -eached io the
knees, was double-breasted, and had
a high collar. A pretty golf cape,
lined with the checkod silk, swung
from the golf straps that secured it
over the chest of the natty traveler.
'A T?m-o'Shanter of the tweed, with
a folded band of the silk and a single
mottled brown cook's feather, com
pleted a thoroughly practicable travel
ing rig sui'able for all seasons and cli
mates. Under the skirt, but, of course,
not showing, were a pair of leggings
that extended to the knees, and were
there met by zouave knee breeohea
Neither the purchaser nor the de?
signer bf this rig would say whether
it was intended to beoome a dress-re*
form get-np on occasion, but the com
bination of Tam-o'Shanter cap, silk
waist, trousers, leggings and russet
shoes suggests tbe thought that the
wearer will be thus togged out whet
she is far enough from civilization aci
the climbing is rough.-New York
The numerous alpaca and eauvas
gowns seem to fortell tho djclinc cf
Black and white are certainly in
fashion, but in stripes and pekins and
not in checks.
White alpaca costumes will bo in
particular favor at garden parties, and
all fashionable summer resorts.
Simple waists of'flowered China silk
are worn at evening dances with white
muslin, surah or mohair skirts.
Prettiest of all aro tho white dresses,
or those of some soft tint with just a
touch of color and contrast in tho fin
Batiste laoes, wrought on a delicate
net ground, are much used to trim or
gandie, ecru lawns aud similar trans
White gloves are worn with the
smartost toilets for day wear. Those
of kid stitched with black aro moro
dressy and stylish than the chamois.
Ocaam straw hats trimmed with
ruchings of black lace and chiffon or a
black aigrotte at one side and a large
satin bow on the other are very styl
Chameleon silks are used for entire
gowns, and changeable taffetas of all
colors are made up into Mario Antoin
ette fichus to bo worn with fancy
striped silk gowns.
Forthose who revel in bright colors
and conspicuous effects, the startling
combinations of dark blue and vivid
green heliotrope and pale blue, and
red and yellow remain.
A jacket of pale pink brocaded with
roses, and barred off bylines of black,
opens over a vest blousa and choker
of pale rose mousseline de soie, and
is worn with a very full black chiffon
i A satin "stock" is a convenient col
lar to put on quickly. A blue satin,
with a tiny whito polka dot, is mada
~so broad that a double fold in tho
middle will make it tho right depth.
This is hooked behind with a double
French women make their most
simple costumes very chic by wenring
a hat in decided contrast of color,
and all black hats trimmed with black
feathers and loops of whito tulle are
worn with very light pink, blue and
Mignonette green is a favorite color
in silks and a charming gown with
plain skirt had a big collar of ecru
lace, accompanied by a golden straw
hat displaying largo green ribbon
bow and three clams of mauvish pink
and violet gardenia.
A compromise betw?en a bonnet
and n hat suitable for a littlo boy is
made of white mull, which forms the
soft crown, and trimmed with fine em
bolden' arranged to stand up in front
from a visor-shaped pieee of shirred
mull. A tiny ruche of baby ribbon
is set in around the face.
A hat worn by a very young deb
utante in a simple but clever whito
frock, was built ot white dotted mus
lin. The wide brim was a wired ruche
of tho muslin, flaring slightly on one
side. The crown, of the mob cap
style, was very full and held by a strip
of blue flowered ribbon, which hung
down the back in streamers.
White pique is worn for young
girls' mourning, and even for a young
married woman when the mourning is
not deep. The white pique used for
mourning should ba trimmed with
black. Black mousseline de soie
frilled very fine should be used to
trim the neck, flaps and waist, and
produces a very pretty effect.
All About Lead Pencils.
The ordinary sized lead pencil, such
as one gets when ho goes into a store
and asks for "a lead penoil," is seven
inches in length and a trifle more than
a quarter of an inca thick. Pencils
are made in many different styles and
shapes, and for many special uses.
Special penoials of very small diam
eter are made for mathematical instru
ments. Another small diameter pen
cil is the programme pencil made for
dancing orders, of whioh the sale in
this country is estimated at 5,000
gross annually. Programme pencils
are made rouud and hexagon in shape,
and finished in a variety of colors and
styles and some are wound with silk.
Programme pencils aro sold sharpened
and with a ring and a cord and tassel
attached, ready for use. Other small
pencils made are those used for tab
lets and memorandum books. Chock
ing pencils, with red, blue and green
orayons are now used extensively in
commercial establishments and by ex
press and railroad oompanies, and in
almoet every office. Thousands of
gross of checking penoils are sold an
nually, and the sale of them is con
stantly increasing. Crayon pencils
for various uses are made of all oolors
and in many tints> -New York Sun.
A "Thorough" Bandit Thier.
Nabi, a bandit chief of the Caucasus
believes in thoroughness. The vil
lagers of* Khodshaan lately captured
one of his men and hanged him.
Nabi loaded a train of pack horses
with naptha, swooped down on the
village with his band, killed all the
men, soaked the houses with naphtha
and burned them to the ground, and
carried off the women and children to
his refuge across the Persian border.
FOB FARM A?O) GARDEN,,
The value of clean milking is showi
by the following experiment: Fiv<
cows wero railked four weeks by twc
persons, each milker serving tw(
weeks, both being competent, one do
ing his average milking and not aware
of a test, the other knowing of it ant
ordered to milk the cows thoroughly
dry. In the case of tho man uuawarc
of tho test the yield from five cowl
for two weeks was 8G4 pounds ; th<
other man, knowiug of the test, go
1,131 pounds of milk, an excess o;
267 pounds.-Wisconsin Agricultor
VINE INSECTS AND FLEA-BEETLES,
A. LL Cook complains of a small
worm about half an inch long thai
honeycombs squash vines near the
ground. This is evidently the squast
vine borer, the eggs of which have
been mostly laid by this time, so tba
the best thing now will be to cover the
vines with earth a few joints from the
main stalk, where if the soil is rici
new roots will b3 sent clown, and en
able the vine to make a crop even il
cut off at the main hill. The eggs arc
laid at twilight, by a moth half ai
inch long with an orange coloreo'
body, ornamented by several black
spots along tho back, and having olive
brown front winga and transparonl
hind ones. These may be picked of
und killed. The flea-boetle attacks,
cucumbers, potatoes and other plants.
Powdered tobacco is the old remedy,
but bordeaux mixture sprayed on tc
prevent blight waa v^ry effective at thc
Vermont station against both flea
beetles and grasshoppers.-American
VILLAGE DOGS AND FENCES.
Of late years it has become quite i
general practice in the East to remove
all street and roadside fences in coun
try villages and their immediate
suburbs. If the lawns aro kept ii
good order down to tho sidewalks,
paths and main street, it gives to thc
town a kind of democratic, social ail
and froedom from neighborhood ex
elusiveness, as represented in thc
ordinary fence, but it is still a ques
tion whether or no some barrier tc
the encroachments upon private
rights and property is not as a whole
absolutely necessary even in the mos
placid of country villages. If flowcri
or small ornamental plants of nnj
kind are to bo cultivated in village
gardens, they must be protected fron
the village dogs of various breeds anc
races, else broken stems and wilted,
scorched foliage will soon indicate the
source of injury. Muzzling does no
in tho least prevent the village dogi
from scorohing tho foliage of rare anc
beautiful plants, especially the fine
leaved conifers. It is surprising thal
such trees and shrubs should bc
planted only, to be mutilated and
scorched by the village dog.--Nev
TICKS ON LAMBS.
After the sheep have been shorr
the ticks will gather on the lambs anc
worry the little things to death, with
out the bhepherd knowing anything o
the cause, unless he is more observan
of things than is usual. This is to bc
looked after without loss of time, ai
tho lambs will not grow unless rolievec
from this exhaustive loss of blood ty
these ferocious and greedy suckers.
Whero the flock is small the ticks mn]
be picked off by hand and lolled bj
means of a pair of scissors, by whicl
they may be clipped in two, or th<
flock, if large, may be dipped in on<
of the common sheep dips. It ha
been found an easy method to relievi
the lambs, or even the sheep froh
these pests, to pour buttermilk on thi
back, dividing the fleece so that th?
fluid will flow down tho sides and choki
the ticks. It should be known ii
dealiug with any kind of insects, ii
any way that they breathe by mean
of Bpiraolee or openings in tho Bid<
and not as animals do by the nose 01
mouth, and these openings are easib
choked and the breathing stopped bj
any viscous liquid or any kind of oi
or grease with which they are brough
into contact -Maryland Farmer.
SOFT FOOD FOR HENS.
To keep a hen in good condition fo:
laying, she should never have a ful
crop during the day. It is not wronj
to give a light meal of mixed food
warm in the morning, in the trough
but such meal should be only one
fourth the quantity the hens require
They Bhould go away from the trougl
unsatisfied, and should then seek thei
food, deriving it grain by grain, en
gaging in healthy exercise in order ti
obtain it, and in such circumstance
the food will be passed into the gizzan
slowly and be better digested. Grad
nally the hen will accumlate snffioien
food to provide for the night, goinj
on tho roost with a full crop, wher
she can leisurely forward it from th
crop to the gizeard. Feeding soi
food loads to many errors on the par
of the beginner, causing him to ovez
| feed and pamper his hens, and by i
they will reach a condition that is en
' tirely antagonistic to laying. It i
much better to feed hard grains onb
than to feed from a trough, unless th
soft food is carefully measured, J
quart of mixed, ground grain, mois
i tened and in a crumbly oondition,
i should be sufficient for forty hens as i
! "starter" for the morning, but twe
quarts of whole grain should then bi
scattered in litter for them to seek ant
i secure for themselves. -Farm and Fire
j . CAKE OF CHICKS.
Many complaints are made of th?
perversity of chicks in dying withoul
cause. The owners never think o;
blaming themselves or imagine tba
the little things would have preferred
to go on living if they had been given
a chance. They only ceased the
struggle because sour and insufficient
food, lice and general neglect proved
too strong for them, and the owner
has himself alone to blame for tho
There is a cause for the death of
chicken?, just as there is for the death
of any person. When one suddenly
shuffles off this mortal coil au inquest
should bc held and the exciting cause
promptly removed. In ninety-nine
oases ont of every hundred this can
be traced to neglect. The hen house
should be cleaned constantly, the
birds kept free from lice, dry, com
fortable quarters furnished and water
ing vessels rinsed out daily and sup
plied with fresh water and proper
food be given at regular intervals.
There is plenty of work involved in
all this, but if faithfully performed
the returns aro commensurate with the
To do all this properly a regular
system must be laid down and ad
hered to, and this is, perhaps, one of
the greatest trials of the small poul
try keeper. It is so natural to think
that a few minutes would make no
difference to the birds. Wo aro apt
("to forget that each hour brings its"
appointed task and that what is neg
lected then is either omitted alto
gether or done ia a very careless fash
If it is worth while to keep fowls it
is worth while to get the best results
from them. Having settled this
point look around and soe what you
can do to better their condition. Give
them the same thought and consider
ation that you would bestow on lurger
animals. Do not overstock ; see that
their quartors are clean, dry and
comfortable ; keep a sharp lookout for
lice and even if not present occasion
ally dust insect powder; in the feathers
(this will destroy the little red mites
but for the largo, gray body lice on
tho necks and heads a little grease
must be used). Sharp grit serves the
birds as teeth and is essential to di
gestion. See that it is kept where
they can easily get at it, and do not
make the mistake of substituting
round, smooth pebbles therefor. The
dust bath is as necossary to their com
fort as water is to you. Fine coal
03hes aro excellent for this purpose-"
New York World.
FARM AND OAKDEN' NOTES,
Rajs thrive under leaky mangers.
Hogs prefer clean, pure water, and
sound, clean food.
When swino are healthy they can be
fattened very readily.
Applo trees will grow where it is too
steep or rocky to plough.
No one oan appreciate pork until
they have, sampled the home-cured ar
Do not give the cattle more than
they will eat, just because it is corn
Swine need grazing in all seasons of
the year, and especially in the spring
Offer the hogs clear, Cool water at
all times in hot weather. It aids di
gestion, and increases their content
ment ; besides it ?B tho principal stay
in maintaining good health. Avoid
If your henB run out all the time"
where they can eat grass, and pick np
bits %f refuse, bugs, grasshoppers)
etc, you need not foed them oftener
than once a day> They will give yon
more eggs than if you stuff them.
Feeding grounds, if you must feed
on tho ground, should be on the slope
near tho top of a hillside, that the im
purities in the dust may be washed
away by rains. If water is on low
ground* by all means arrange to feed
and have tho hogs sleop on higher
Don't dump the grain all in a pile,
but scatter it well among the litter on
the floor of your hen house. Make
the hens work for it. It will do them
more good, and they won't get so fat
and lazy. A lazy hen is never a good
layer, any more than a lazy woman is
a good housekeeper.
If the pigs sleep in a shed in sum*
mer great" cleanliness is necessary,
Besides removing all dirt with shovel
and by thorough drenching with
water, abundance of carbolic acid and
lime should bo sprinkled inside and
outside, the shed to keep it pure and
free from disease germs.
If you have a kitten or even a fair?
sized oat that shows a disposition to
catch chicks, just drop her into the
coop with tho mother of the chicks,
for a minute. That will bo long
enough. When the old hen gets
through with this first lesson the cat
will never need another. Her appe
tite for poultry will be gone.
If you are not now getting two
thirds as many eggB as you have hens,
every day, you will make money td
kill off half your flock, and give the
remainder more attention. This is
the time when, if ever, hens should
lay an egg every day. They may look
as though they are just about to begin,
but that doesn't fill the egg basket.
Eggs, not expectations are what yon
Largest Cargo Steamship.
The largest cargo steamship afloat
was launched the other day by Messrs.
Howland & Wolff at Belfast, Ireland.
The Georic was built for the Oceanic
Steam Navigation Company and will
rnn in their cargo and live stook ser
vico between Liverpool and Now York.
On the upper and bridge decks there
will bo accommodations for 900 hoad
of cattle, besides stalls for u groat
> number of horses in the centre of tho
t upper deok. She will be lighted by
f electricity. Her tonnage is 6,580 net
t and 10,000 gross.
Highest of all in Leavening Pow
FACTS THAT ARE PECULIAR.
The tongue of a corni .on snail is set
with 30,000 toothlike points.
The raven is the only bird found na
tive in every country in the world.
Latest geological calculations make
the earth 1,526,730,000 years old.
The frog, owing to his peculiar con
struction, cannot breathe with the
Authorities on chess declare that the
game was known to the Chinese in the
year 174 B. 0?
Professor Drape* says that the de
scendants of a single pair of wasps may
humber as high as 20,000 in one sea
The surface of any given quantity
of gold may be extended 310,814 times
by being properly beaten with the
The velocity of the earth at the
equator, due to its rotation on its axis,
in 1,000 miles per hour, or a mile in
3. G seconds*
L.W. Palmer, of London, Eng., has
one room of his house papered with
cancelled one-penny stamps. It took
70,000 to complete the job.
A gold dollar if beaten until its sur
face was enlarged 310,814 times (as
noted above) would become a golden
film not more than the 1-5G?,020th
part of an inch in thickness.
The famous sacred Mohammedan
flag enshrined at Constantinople, is
said to be aportion of a silk nightshirt
ii rmerly worn by the great Mohammed
It would take a line of cradles ex
tending entirely around the globe to
accommodate tho 37,000,000 babies
that are born into this world every
It is said that the largest diamond
in the world was. found a short time
ago in the mines of Bahia do Pernagns,
Brazil. The gem is reported to weigh
3,100 carats, which is 2,129 carats
heavier than the largest existing dia
A peculiar blunder occurred in tho
engraving of the plate" from which the
reverse side of the $5 Bilver Certificates
was printed. It will be noted that on
tho back of theso certificates are the
fac-similes cf several silver dollars.
The third one of these from the left
end of the certificate has the word
"trust" spelled "trast." On all the
others the word is properly spelled.
No Fire Works.
Little Johnnie-Are you going to
fire off crackers between your teeth?
Rev. Dr. Primrose-No, my young
friend. Pm going to celebrate the
glorious anniversary by delivering an
oration. Whatever put such a foolish
idea into your head?
Little Johnnie-I heard dad say
you were going to shoot off your
mouth.-New York Truth.
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Published the first edition of his work, The
eople's Common Sense Medical Adviser,
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copy, the profit On Which would repay him
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"What difference does the qu
spend five cents or ten cents or
don't you want the thing that
the best work, and the most ce
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CS o n f\ Fidlers and some unscrupuloi
Ot.IIU. or "the same as Pearline."
and if your grocer sene
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row and one of them is selected to
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yonng men pay 10 cents a guess ?s to
who ate the onion.'*
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"And the girl who bit the onion
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girl. More fellows guess wrong than
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Modern Maid-Shall I marry a man
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is grocers will tell you " this is as good as*
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h Voa something in place of Pearline, bo
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Oar Atlanta store, at 78 Whitehall St.
is now open with n completo lino ol' the latest
Parisian and New York styles in Fall Hats,
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vited to Ci'l to sea us when la the city or vis
iting the Exposition.
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>ell the New York Ledger
Big: Pay for Little Work.
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lie country wanting to sell tho Ledger by
lie week, as well as by subscription for the
ear, we have decided to establish, wide
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cents each-selling tho old, reliable, orig
ial ?mil best story paper published-the
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hey sell them like hot cakes at 5 cents each.
?very one wants tho New York Ledger aa
oon as given an opportunity to examine
nd read a copy of it. It will only be neces
ary for an agent to show a likely reader
ur offer of
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ind a regular reader will be secured on tho
pot. Each agent should read carefully the
linus of theft l?O0O in Cash Prises given
0 readers who send the best explanation of
lie mystery of Miss Florence Worden's
rondcrfnlly interesting story beginning in
bis week's Ledger, dated Sent, l-l, entitled
Tho Mystery of tho Inn ny the Shore."
lach agent will be entitled to compete for
he 81,000 in Cash Prizes.
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If the postmaster or any responsible party
rill send us the name of a smart boy or
?ri to sell tho Ledger every week in his
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gent's'bundle each wcekt to bo delivered
ree to the .party appointing the agent so
aug as tho ngcut sells tho Ledger.
Send us tho hame of a smart boy or girl at
uce. Have them lill out this coupon und
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lew York Is?ger, and to sell the same to ladles,
inners and others at 5 cents a copy every week, and
bat I will report not later than the Monday after
ach package ia received, on blank furnished me, and
emit 3 cento for each copy I ?ell or deliver to ono
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tuned aa Instructed.
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