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Home Distilled Water.
Bay a private still-not a whisky
still, bat a machine to make pun
?water for home consumption. This in
the latest fad. You can pnrehaso Buch
a maohine for a few dollars, and ii
runs itself.- All you have to do is to
clean it out once in a couple of weeks.
Just now epidemics of typhoid are
frightening people all over the coun
try. Its sole cause is bad waor.
Polluted drink is likewise accountable
for malaria, the germs of which find
their way from tLc stomach into flie
blood, where they feed on the red cor
puscles. Public recognition of these
facts has brought a rapidly increasing
demand for distilled water.
The household sti'l is inexpensive.
Water from the city wafa passes inte
a reservoir, in which it cannot rise
above a certain limit. There it is sub
mitted to a process of distillation,that
goes on all the time, tho necessary
heat being tarnished by a single gas
jet. The contrivance is wholly auto
The body of an average man con
tains forty-six quarts, or ninety-six
pounds, of water. He drinks every
day thirty-seven ounces and eats
thirty-five ounces of water. Of course
foods commonly hold a large percent
age of water. Tho bones of this indi
vidual are nearly one-fonrth water ;
his brain, muscles, lungs and heart are
three-fourths water, and his blood is
more than four-fifths water. Evident
ly water is of sufficient importance to
tho human system to be worthy of
serious consideration. The risk of germ
poisoning from this substance is greater
than the danger from all other things
taken in tho body combinod.
A Trip to tho Moon.
A voyage to tho moon is the latest
project which is seriously put forward
as the crowning point of the Paris ex
hibition of 1900. M. Mantois, its au
thor, does not propose to carry pas
sengers to the lunar regions in an
orial car, but he expects to bring
down the moou to the reach of the
.people whose vision extends, say, six
miles from tho earth. The plan is to
construct a telescope nearly 200 feet
in length. The objective glass will
have a diameter of something over
four fedt three inchos, the largest in
the world. The colossal tube will be
placed horizontally, and the image of
the moon will be reflected oy what is
termed a mirror plane, six feet in
diameter and fifteen inches thick.
He Was Absent-Minded.
An absent-minded young preacher
in New England, wishing to address
the young ladies of his congregation
after the morning services, remarked
from the pulpit that he would bo very
glad if the female brethren of the con
gregation would remain after they had
gone home. He was almost as badly
mixed, the narrator of this says, as
another preacher, who, after describ
ing a pathetic scene he had witnessed,
"I tell yon, brothers, there was
hardly a dry tear in the house."
"What do you think of Mile Julie's
"Character dance?" *
"Is that what it's called?"
"Yes. Why not?"
"Well, some of the figures gave me
the idea that both she and the dance
lacked oharaoter."-Chicago Post.
Snail Frr Swindler .
Some of thc meant st of these are they who
reek to tindo ii|>on and make capital ont or
the repuatlon of the greatest or American
tonics, Hostet tor's Stomach Bitters, hy imitat
ing its outward guise. Reputable druggists,
however, will never foist upon you as genu
ine spurious imitations of or substitute fur
this sovereign remedy for ma'aria, rheuma
tism, dyspepsia, constipation, liver complaint
and nervousness. Demand, and if the dealer
be honest, you will get the genuine articles.
Leave tho world without regret, for it hardly
contains a single good listener.
Dr. K?mer'a SWAMP-ROOT curoi
ali Kidney and Bladder troubles.
Pnmphlet and Consultation free.
Laboratory Binghamton. N. Y.
Ju>t ns you are pleased at finding faults
you are displeased at finding perfections.
There H more Cntarrh in this section of the
country ihan all other diseases put together,
and until thc )a?t few years was supposed to
bc incurable. For a great many years doctor?
pronounced it a loeal dt?ca*e, and prescribed
local remedie.", and by constantly foiling to
cure with local treatmont, pronounced it in
curable. Scieuce has proven catarrh to bc a
constitutional disea?e and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toloio. Ohio, is the only constitutional cure
on the market, lt is taken interna'ly in doses
from 10 droi>8 to a teaspoonful. It acts di
rectly on the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. They offer one hundred dol'ars
for any ca-e lt fail" to cure. Send for circu
lars and testimonials free. Address
F. J. CnENEY & Co., Toledo, O.
F5?-"Sold by Druggists, 75c.
A Great 111 casing-Sonic tb lng tn the Uoa<.:i
What would you think of a man who was
sick and constantly lived in reach of salva
tion, yet because he had failed in other direc
tions refuses to take toe blessing that i? before
him? This was tho caio with Mr. John S.
"I have been suffering with dyspepsia for ten
y< ar?. I began taking Tyners Dyspepsia
Remedy and gained fifteen pounds in thlrtv
day. I commend it to the publlo as a great
bier sing. I can ent supper, go to bed and sleen
like a babe-something 1 could not do bofore."
Price 60 ota, per bottle. For sale by all drug
Oct nindercornn and Use tt It
you want to know the comfort of no corns, lt
t ikes them out perfectly. 15c. at druggist?.
Piso'8 ?.\\ro for Consumption is an M No. 1
A thma medicine.-W. R. WILLIAMS, Anti
och, Ills., April ll, 1894.
T?> Keep Yon ncr
needs no magic elix r. It only requires a Uti le
daily care of the health. Ripans Tabules ro
duce doctoring to its lowest cost.
Mrs. Window's Soothing Syrnp for children
tee thine, softens the cums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottl
In combination, proportion and process,
Hood's Sarsaparilla possesses peculiar cura
tive powers unknown to any other prepara
tion. This ls why lt has a record of cures
unequalled in tho history of medicine. It
acts diractly upon the blood, and by making
lt pure, rich and healthy it cures disease
and gives good health.
Is tho only true blood purifier prominently
In the public eye today. $1; six for $5.
U..J|. D!|l?k cure habitual constipa
K00CJ S rlllS tion. Price 25 cent .
? ASK YOUR DRUGGIST FOR~*
? THE BEST ?
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CURES WHtHE AU. ttSE FAILS- " j
Best Cough Syrup. 'fuste* (Jood. Uw
tn tuna Sold br druggist*.
C ON SUMPTION >- ;
1 broad plata stretching westward errand
Sparse vegetat ion baking in the son,
And mountain ranges further to the west
With white snow masses on each lofty crest,
Except when turned to rosy tints at morn,
Or glowing blood-red just 'ere night ls born.
Noshndeto soften heats or sun's fierce wrath,
Lizards and scorpions in tho dusty path,
Where giant spiders Uko gray shadows
Each a small gnomo with misshapen form
The yellow rr.ttlo3nake colled low where
Tho boulder's shadow and tho sun's white
At night strange reptiles crawled 'neath pal
tjquat toads and insoc.ts join ta tuneless rune,
While coyotes howl, and heats are scarcely
Phau in the noonday giaro so shadowloss; /'
A world of duiit and sand, low shrubs and
And 'mid thom, gleaming whlto, blenched
skulls and bones.
Tho red Apacho o'er it sweeps sometimes
To reinforce its horrors with his crimes,
Or Moxicanos, on somo sweeping raid,
Add to tts corpses with their bandit trado;
Within its silences their rifles crash,
In its 3unKluro3 their crimsoned knife blades
Too ott onactod on this sconlo stago
Aro dramas red wilh pore and flerco with
Mon-monsters vying with the reptile hordes
Tholr stings thc bullet or relentless sword
Death Valley! where tho drought and hot
Turn skies to brass and shrlvol life in death.
RUNNING OUT AN ANGEL
ENTS," said Major
ously, "I've saw
thousan's, of 'em,
an* I say th' fel
ler's bogus, an'll
bear right smart
ohance o' wntchin'
- that's what I
little Ike Bullet,
who always agreed with the major in
everything. "O' course, his actin'
mysterious hain't really nothin' p'tic'
lar ag in' im. Folks out yere-that is,
they hain't nobody, hardly, th't hain't
got somthin* t' be mys-that is, some
o' them ducks is mysterious an' some's
noisy, like," finished Ike, lamely,
realizing that he had almost slipped
..Tried t? talk t* 'im,"sighed "Lazy"
Wolf, with his' customary stretch.
"'S I, ?Fr'rn th' States, I recon?'
.Yes,' 's he. ' 'Xpect t' go intuh min
ing* 's I. 'Possibly,' 's he, an' then
'e gits out of a good, coml't'ble cheer
an' walks off."
"Hain't nobody but my clerk gits
no talk out of 'irr," put in Colonel
Hanks, tho landloru, "an' 'bout all 'e
says t' Billy is 'Nice day,'an''Cigar,
please. ' But 'e pays 'is bille, an' car
ries a roll, too ; I s'pose that's all I
ought t' worry 'bout."
"Oh, yes 1 oh, yes 1" snapped little
Ike, excitedly, "an' all th' time, him
layin', most likely, fr t' jerk th'
props ?r'i? under ye ! I'm fr startin'
'im, I am, an' pretty quick, too 1"
**I wouldn't be too hasty, gentle
men," counseled the mild voice of
Professor Hendrix, editor ol tho Gold
Hill Avalanche. "We may, after all,
be entertaining an angel-that is, a
'sucker'-unawares. Let no guilty
capitalist escape ere ho has been in
duced to invest."
"He hain't no capitalist," inter
jected the major, scornfully. "He's
too-too quiet. I think he'd better
have th* run. "
"Easy, major, easy," said Hendrix,
softly. "Now I would suggest that
wo select a committee of, say, two, to
sound the gentleman and endeavor, by
peaceful means, if possible, to causo
him to give an account of himself.
If he declines to do so-" The editor
concluded with a tolerably graceful
wave of his hand, for the subject of
the foregoirg remarks-a pale, some
what ordinary looking young man, in
clothes of Eastern cut-had just en
tered and was passing through the
Time was when Gold Hill had been
a thriving, busy camp, with metro
politan aspirations. But its boom
died, and the glories of Gold Hill wore
only a memory to the three hundred
citizens (who remained behind because
they could not afford to leavo what
little was left them of their former
possessions), and to the "suckers" who
had dropped their money at tho time
of the rush. It was still the centre of
a fairly good but steadily "petering"
mining district, and there yet re
mained the hope on the part ol many
citizens that some one might make
another big "strike," and tho old
times come t nek ; in which caso they
would be "in on the ground floor."
But several years had seen only a
steady decline in Gold Hill, and an
inorease of prosperity on the part of
its hated rival, New Kimberley, tho
inhabitants of whioh were wont to pro
fess ignorance of the existence of the
former metropolis, albeit only twenty
miles separated the two camps.
lt was in the second year after the
death of Gold Hill boom that the busi
ness men of that camp began to realize
that retrenchment was necessary.
There was always tho hope of a
"strike," or a chance of unloading
something at a good price on some un
sophisticated "tenderfoot" ; but, in
the meantime, it was necessary to
"look after the leaks." The gentle
men who kept the dispensaries had as
lively a sense of tho necessity for re
trenchment as the rest, and they went
about economizing in a practiced man
There was in the camp a prominent
but somewhat impecunious citizen,
known as Joe Godfrey, and Mr. God
frey had formerly resided in the ?
"moonshine" districts. This latter
fact gave Major Fulton and Colonel
Hanks an idea. The bottom lands
near by grew large quantities of ce
reals, including cum. Putting two
and two together-Joe Godfrey ami
the oorn-crop-and-why, it was as
easy as anything could be I In a short
time! Mr. Godfrey's work made itself
felt by the wholesale men, who shook
their hea ls over the decadence of bus
iness, not only in Gold Hill, but in
several outlying camps, af: well. Rev
enue officers shook their heads, too,
and sought to ascertain the cause of
this unaccountablo state of things.
But only one of them had found what
he sought, and he mysteriously disap
peared, failing even to call for his
baggage or to pay his bill at the hotel.
And Messrs. Fulton, Hanks, et al.,
waxed fat and prosperous in the midst
of seeming adversity, yet were over
circumspect, as behooves gentlemen
who defy the laws of Government.
There were no informers in Gold Hill.
The man who gave the revenue officer
who mysteriously disappeared the in
formation that led to the finding of
the still, waa shot in "solf-defense" by
a henchman of the ring within a day
or two after the officer turned up miss
Several circumstances had caused
suspicion of the man who had been
the subject of the afternoon's sessions
in the present instance. Ho had been
in Gold Hill about two weeks, and
bad hardly spoken to any one in the
camp ; he had said nothing about his
business ; he took not even a hammer
with him when he walked or rode
abont tho country (presumably pros
pecting) ; and he had been seen on
several occasions, after nightfall (bis
light-colored clothes were conspicu
ous), outside the camp, talking to some
one, probably a stranger, who was as
yet unidentified, inasmuch as the two
had never yet been seen together by
daylight or within the limits of the
On the evening after tho consulta
tion of tho powers in the Merchants'
Hotel, Professor Hendrix met the
?tranger, who claimed the namo of
Tennison, and tried, in his most suavo
and diplomatic manner, to draw him
out and to learn something of his bus
iness ; but the young man, while will
ing enough to discuss matters in gen
eral, became as dumb as an oyster
when it got to personal questions, and
displayed an aptness in turning the
conversation worthy of one of twice
his years. So Hendrix tried another
"Er-Mr. Tennison," he began, In
his mildest manner, at what ho con
sidered an opportune moment, "I
greatly foar you think mo un
duly curious about your-ah-er
"Yes, I do," interrupted the other,
curtly ; "you're about the seventeenth
man that has tried to sound me." And
he bit off the end of his cigar in a
manner that betokened not a little re
Hendrix was a bit disconcerted
but, not a bit cast down, he resumed
"I'm sorry, Mr. Tennison, but-er
-the fact is, if I must tell you, that
that there are rumors-that is, there
are those who affect to believe you are
not what you pretend to be. "
"What have I pretended to be?'
asked Tennison, shortly.
"J hing-nothing," said the pro
fesso.' , i some haste. "That's just the
troub They think you ought to- '
"Mi mdrix, we are in free Amer
ica, ari not? Well, then, I pro
pose to nd to my own affairs ; and
as for tin prying gossips you refer
to, I haye '.ne sublimest contempt for
them." Whereupon Mr. Tennison
rose abruptly, went into the hotel,
and retired to his room.
As a matter of fact, he was through
with most of his business at Gold Hill ;
but he did not propose-even though
he expected, before his departure, to
discuss other matters with certain
mining men-to give the idle gossips
a chance to have any satisfaction out
Hendrix, at a session of the ring in
his back office, reported his failure to
extract anything from tho close
"See?" said Major Fulton,
knowed how 'twould be. They hain't
but one thing left t' do, as I c'n see."
Little Ike looked at him interroga
tively. "Ye don't mean-" he began,
with some apprehension.
"Nothin' V replied the major, short
ly. "Jes* give this 'angel* th' run,
About two o'clock in the morning
Tennison was suddenly awakened by
repeated raps at his door.
"Who's there?" he called, sharply.
"Me-Hanks," was the response, in
what tho colonel intended to be a
trembling voice. "Open tho door a
Grumbling at thus having his sleep
broken, Tennison complied and at
oseo found himself covered by half a
dozen revolvers in the hands of
masked men. Sensibly he threw up
his hands and they entered the room,
pushing the apparently unwilling land
lord, vehemently protesting against
what he called their brutality, before
"What does this mean, gentle
men?" asked Tennison, angrily. "Do
you propose to rob or morderme?
"Shet upi" was tho reply, "an' git
intuth them olo'es an' pack that there
grip, dam quick t Ye won't bo hurt ef
yo don't make no luss."
Twenty minutes later tho urfortu
nate suspect found himself some dis
tance out of camp, grip in hand, and
with footsteps accelerated by tho part
ing injunction of his captors:
"Ef y're w'thin ten mile o' yere b
daylight, ye won't need no break
The New Kimberley Miner and
Ranchman of a week later contained
the following item,'and marked copies
of the paper were sent to Gold Hill
"Again have the moss-baoked deni
zens of that antique settlement of
Gold (save the mark !) Hill stepped on
themselves; ono more blunder hnvo
they committed, to their everlasting
"Three weeks ago, Mr. G. E. Tonni
son, a gentleman of onlture and re
finement, who represents an Eastern
syndicate with millions of capital,
went to Gold (1) liill with tho inten
tion of looking about for investments.
First, however, it was his aim, with
the assistance of certain documents in
his possession, and under the guidance
of that veteran prospector Peter the
Hermit, to locate some of the old
Jesuit workings supposed to exist
there. Failing in this, it was his in
tention to invest iu one or two prop
erties which he considers are not be
ing properly worked (as nothing, ex
cepting an occasional sucker, ever ?3
at Gold Hill).
"Behold the stupidity of Gold Hill
itesl Because Captain Tennison, who
is, as wo said before, a gentleman of
culture, refinement and education, did
not stand upon the housetops and de
clare his business to thc open-mouthed
multitude, certain persons, ostensibly
respectable business men, but who,
from the environment, do not know a
gentleman of culture, refinement, ed
ucation, and good breeding-those
swine, because he ehoso to step light
ly while in their sty, took exception
to his quiet and gentlemanly way of
of conducting himself ; and at the
darkling hour of two o'clock a. m.,
when all decent people should be in
bed, a cut-throat horde came and
burst in his door, and, under pain of
death, compelled him to leavo their
camp-which he was, no doubt, glad
"Like the gentleman of culture, re
finement, education, good breeding
and unerring judgment that he is,
Major Tennison came to New Kimber
ley as fa6t as his legs would bring
him, knowing full well that tho peo
ple of the city, who knew a gentle
man when they see one, would treat
him with hospitality and considera
tion, as they do, indeed, every one
who behaves himself in anything but
Gold Hill's popular hoodlum style.
"The distinguished visitor is at
pr?sent the guest of Judgo Williams
nd his charming spouse at their
alatial home on Citrus avenue, and
.as spent the past two or three days
coking at some of the judge's partially
leveloped bonanzas in this vicinity."
The next issue of the Miner and
lanchman presented the following :
"Last week the Miner and Ranch
aan published (exclusively) the ac
ount of the brutal treatment at Gold
lill 'of Colonel Tennison, the distin
guished Eastern gentleman who is so
ourning in our midst, and who, by
he way, has made some heavy invest
nents in New Kimberly mining prop
rty for the syndioato he represents.
Incidentally, the colonel states, with
?ut reservation, we may interpolate,
hat the Miner and Ranchman is the
>est newspaper west of St. Louis and
outh of Denver.)
"There is another chapter to tho
?tory, and an interesting one. At the
ast hour before going to press, we re
lived by special courier a message
rom Deputy Revenue Collector Boggs
md Deputy United States Marshals
liewton and Dwyer, stating that they
lave arrested the parties who, for two
rears past, have operated the illicit
vhieky still that has so long boen bai
ling tho vigilance of tho Government
)flicials, and will arrivo here with
.hoir prisoners before this issue of the
Elinor and Ranchman (which has the
lews exclusive, as usual, the old,
vorm-eaten, musty Prospector being,
is it ever was, too stupid to know an
tem of interest when it sees one) is
sold from the press.
"And will the venerable, moss-grown
Prospector believe it? It affords us
mmingled satisfaction to record for
;he hido-bound editor ofthat spavinei
iheet that first and foremost among
:hoso captured, and more certain of
jonviction than he ever was of an hon
ist living, is that Fidus Achates of his,
hat sweet thing known as Hi Hendrix,
?eretofore editor of that disgraceful
*ag the Gold Hill Avalanche-Hendrix,
he base, low-born creature whom we
lave exposed time and again in the
)ast four years, and for whom the
>oor old Prospector's editor, on the
>ther hand, has (is it because birds of
i feather, etc. ?) ever carried an inky
iudgel. Will the latter shut up
"In addition to Hendrix, there are
dd Dan Hanks, proprietor o? ihe Mer
liants' Hotel ; Jim Fulton and Ike
iullett, of the Gold Hill Exchange;
dart Wolf, of the White Wings Sa
oqn : Joe Godfrey and Pat O'Hearn,
ho latter two being caught at work in
"It appears that tho night before
Colonel Tennison was assaulted, he ac
lidentally overheard a conversation
>etween two loungers on the hotel
>orch, in which one of them said some
hing about a "revenue officer." On
efiection, the colonel decided that he
ras tho person referred to, inasmuch
.s several parties had tried uusuccess
ally to learn his business ; and the re
ult was that he put two and two to
gether, and on meeting Colonel Bogga
n our oflice, told him of his theory as
o what was back of the assault upon
lim. Thereupon tho officers went to
.lold Hill, with the gratifying result
"If, as is believed.the arrested men
?an be conrictod of tho si*0^ta0?iur
ler of Deputy-Marshal While some
hing over a year ago, it will go hard
pith them. At any rate, the people
.f this county will be pleased to know
hat they a:e safe for good, long terms
n the pen."-San Francisco Argonant.
A Land and Water Steamboat.
An interesting steamer is just about
o be started on some lak?s a few miles
listant from Copenhagen, the peculiar
eature being that the steamer has to
nako a short journey overland, the
wo lakes being divided by a strip of
and. Across this a railway has been
lonstructed, crossing a high road,
vhich necessitates a gradient on both
ides of 1.50, tho metals being ordi
lary rails. At tho two ends the rails
lave been carried into a^A^r thc
vater on a wooden strucTur^ By
neans of piles tho steamer is guided
>n to the rails, which correspond in
)Osition with two wheels fixed on each
lido of the steamer. The steamer goes
hen on to the rails at "full speed"
md travels up the rails on the one
?ide and down the incline on the other,
uto tho water, whore tho propeller
igain takes over its function. The
mgine is comparatieely powerful, and
n addition to tho usual propeller shaft
here is another shaft, which, by means
if a chain, works tho small wheels on
vhieh the steamer crosses the rails.
Che boat also has a powerful brake to
noderato its speed down tho incline.
The steamer is forty-four feet long,
?apable of holding seventy passengers,
ind tho ongino indicates twenty-seven
?orso power. All the trials have passed
)ff perfectly satisfactorily.
This reminds us of tho celebrated
Drukter Amphibolos, invented by
Dlivor Evanp, of Now York, in 1803,
vhich traversed land and water. It
vas a boat provided with four wheels,
br land servioo, and a propelling
vheel at tho storn for tho water, lt
vas driven by steam aud operated with
It would rattle along over the
rround until a stream to bo crossed
vas reached, then plnngo into the
vater, paddle across, thon wheel np
he bank, and away it would go. Oliver
Svans was a prolitio inventor.-Scien
Ynluo ol the ((?uni? Plant.
Phon Lee, of Now York, a high-born
Chinese young man, who was educated
n tho Norwich (Conn.) Free Academy
ind Yale College and later married a
Nutmeg maiden and became a citizen
.f the United States, is about to un
lertake in company with his brother
lenry a novel and important experi
nent related to the oottou and woolen
naking business. Together they have
eased a part cf the lower S tar te vaut
actory at Bean Hill, Conn., from
maries Bard, trustee of the Sturte
rant estate, and bogan work in their
indertoking thi6 week. It is their
lesign to demonstrate tho praotical
ind pre-eminent valuo of the Chinese
amie plant iu tho manufacturo of
?ilk, cotton aud woolen fabrics through
i process that is entirely difforont
rom what has heretofore boon use I.
Uthongh ramie has boon employed in
Sngland, France and Germany in
naking the goods noted for a quarter
>f a century, nevertheless the Messrs.
L<ee will apply it in a now way, with
i new treatment, and b-tve no doubt
;hat the valuo of tho manufactured
product will bo greatly enhanced
Ramie is a shrubby Chinese and
East Indian perennial of tho uottlo
'amily. lt has numerous reed-like
items, from four to six feet high, with
arge, heart-shaped loaves, silvery*
ivhite underneath. It is cultivated
nore or loss extensively in tho South
on States an.I West ludios. Its
ino flbro is rapidly coining iuto uso
"or almost overy purpose hitherto
lerved by cottou. If tho .Messrs.
Lee's experiments aro successful, it is
Delieved they will provo to bo of al
most inestimable valuo.-New York
LIFE AND SONG.
If lifo were caught by a clarionet,
And a wild heart, throbbing in the reed,
Should thrill its joy and trill its fret
And utter its love hi love's own deed;
Then would this breathing clarionet,
Type what I would that I might ba.
For none of tho poets ever yet
Has wholly lived in his minstrelsy,
Or wholly sung his true, truo thought
Or utterly bodied forth his life,
Or made what God made when Ho wrought
Ono perfect self of maa and wife;
Or lived and sung, that Lifo and Song
Might each express tho others all,
Careless if life or art were long,
Since both wore one, to stand or fal'
So that tho wonder struck tho crowd,
Who shouted it about the land
His song was only a living aloud
His work was a singing with hin hand!
PITH AND POINT.
Bighead-"I am very careful how I
spend my time." Portly-"Natural
ly, as it is the only thing you have to
Critic-"Is that a sounet yon are
writing?" Poet-"Can't tell yet. If
I can keep it np boyond thc fourteenth
line it won't be."
Jones-"There is one thing worso
than dying." Brown-"What is that?"
Jones-"Living until all tho people
you can borrow from are doad."
Flora (at tho seaside) -"What sort
of a fellow is he anyway?" Julia-"I
don't know. I've only been engaged
to him since last evoning."-Life.
Tho world is Uko an ill-mado plo,
At least I find it so,
The upper cruat ns hard as steel,
The uador soft as dough.
"Pa, is it right to call a mau born
in Poland a Pole?" "Of course, ray
child." "Well, then, if a man is
born in Holland, is he a Hole ?"-Tit
The man who says to his wife:
"Give me the baby, dear, and I will
try and put it to sloep," is greater
than he who taketh a city.-Texas
It is not our custom to criticise na
ture, but we have no hesitancy in say
ing that sho fell down when uho didn't
grow handles on watermelons-Wichi
She-"And do you really think that
you would be happy with me as your
wife?" He-"Oh, I am sure; I havo
always been a lucky fellow in games
Ho pointed tho gun at his lifelong friend.
And pulled the trigger in morry glee;
There was nobody died.
But the funny man's hide
Was bruised and blackened from end to
Grant-"Can it be possible that
Hawkins is in lovo with that fat girl ?
Why, she weighs two hundred pounds
at least." Hobbs-"No; I don't be
lieve he's in love ; ho's just infatuat
"Do you think, Professor," said the
musically ambitious youth, "that I
can ever do anything with my voice?"
"Well," was the cautious reply, "it
may como in handy to holler with in
case of a fire."-Washington Star.
Accepted: She (coldly)-"I hardly
know how to receive your proposal.
You know I am worth a million, of
course." He (diplomatically)-"Yes
-worth a million other girls. " She
(rapturously)-"Oh, Jack 1"-Truth.
"I see you've let your bull loose in
pasture, Jim ! Ain't he a leetlo bit
savage?" "Sou bet, he's a terror,
bnt et's th* only way I can keop them
dad gastod city folks from digging lit
tle holes nil over ray modder und
playin' shinny inter 'em. "-Brooklyn
He-"I nover saw anything like this
tide. Hero I've been pulling steadily
for ten minutes, and we don't soom to
have moved a foot." She (after a
pause)-"Oh, Mr. Stroker, I'vo just
thought of something-the anchor fell
oyerboard a while ago, and I forgot
to tell you. Do you suppose it could
have caught on something?"-Truth.
Prince ol Wales Fort.
Explorers who recently returned to
Quebec, Canada, from Hudson's Bay
have revived interest in a half-forgot
ten bit of history regarding tho ruins
at tho mouth of tho Churchill Uiver.
The ruins are the remains of the old
Prince of Wales fort, erected in the
middle of the last centary by the
Hudson's Buy Company. It took
forty years to build the fort, and tho
wall was constructed of heavy blocks
of dressed granite, prepared by work
men bronght from Englaud for tho
purpose. On each of its four side3 the
walls are 300 feet long and twenty feet
high. At the base they were thirty
feet thick, tapering to twenty feet at
the summit. Within were commodi
ous stone buildings containing large
supplies of goods and stores of every
description, and immonse quautities
of valuable furs, gathered from every
part of the Northwest, even from the
shores of tho Polar Sea. Forty-two
heavy cannon defended the fort. On
Angust 8, 1782, there advanced toward
the fort three French war vessels, two
of whioh carried forty-two cannon
each, and the thirl seventy-four. As
there were only thirty-nino mon in
the fort the position was yielded with
out fighting. All tho furs wero taken
to France, tho goods were either re
moved or destroyed, and an effort was
made to demolish tho fort, but owing
to the strength of the masonry tho
work of destruction was not com
Muoh of the ruin, which is the larg
est in North America, still remains.
The explorers report that the old can
non are partly or wholly covered with
the great stones that have fallen or
were thrown frcm the walls. The an
cient wells still contain water. The
great guns and largo iron balls that
lie around are objects of interest to
the skin-clad Indians, who sometimes
visit the forsaken fortress. England
made France pay well for the furs and
the damage done, but the ola strong
hold has not been rebuilt.-New York
Lons: Distance Telegraphing.
By tho connection of several difler
ent lines telegraphic communication
was established between Derby and
Cape York, Australia, a distance by
the wires of 7246 miles. This is be
lieved to be tho longest tolegraph line
in the world. The rate of transmis
sion was eleven words per minute.
There were fourteen repeating sta
Changed Name to Help Busluess.
Six brothers of New York City,
named Herskowitz, have obtained per
mission in tho Supremo Court to
ohango their name to Herbort. They
asked for the ohango because tho name
Herskowitz was un-American and a
detriment to their business.-New
Texas has the largest unimproved
Highest of all in Leavening POY
Cotton Still King.
Tho chief value of corn is as an ani
mal fooxl crop, and not as a crop. The
farmer's money in corn is export in
putting the product into fat hogs and
big mnles. It is possible to make
every bushel bring doublo tho market
price of corn by utilizing it otherwise
than as a primary money crop. Par
ticularly is this true in tho south,.
where wo need tho bacon, and at tho
same time have an export crop in cot
ton. It will be % great oversight on
the part of the Texas farmer this year
if he does not raise his own hogs and
mules. The huge corn crop furnishes
a cheap and ready basis.
But in tho meantime cotton is still
king in the south. It is worth 8250,
000,000 to tho sectiun, as against a
possible 3100,000,000 from the corn
crop. Other sections may crown a
now agricultural monarch, but the old
dynasty will continue to reign in tho
south. If the great staple is in super
abundance tho very volume brings im
mense returns ; if the crop is short tho
increased price secures similar re
sults. Corn is a good thing to have,
and it is gratifying to seo tho south
ern farmer increasing its acreage. If
ho will continuo to add to his own
food crops as a possible and pleasant
diversification, his cotton will bo so
much clear money and make him rich
and prosperous only the faster.
Houston (Texas) Post.
A Lawyer Outwitted.
An old whitewasher stood before the
Court as a witness. Tho lawyer for
the defendant tried to confuse him.
"You are Friedrich Muller?"
"Are you the Friedrich Muller who
was sentenced under mitigating cir
cumstances for robbery?"
"No, I am not that Muller."
"You were, perhaps, thc Muller who
was sentenced to two years' imprison
ment for theft?"
"No, I am not that Muller either."
"Were you ever in prison?"
"How long tho first time?"
"A whole afternoon."
"An afternoon? And the second
time? You must make truthful state
ments, as you aro sworn. If you wero
in prison for so short a time, what did
"I only whitewashed a cell for a
lawyer who had cheated his clients."
Tho lawyer did not ank any more
questions on that subject.-Texa3 Sift
Babydom in Russia.
Babydom is an interesting subject
in Bussia. Statistics show that 25 per
cent of all babies born in tho Ku-..-.inn
empire die before they are a year old
and 42 per cont before they are 4 years
old, and yet the population of that
country is increasiug at the rate of
more than 2,000,000 a year. Tho cli
mate is really an aid to the preserva
tion of that vast nation. It is natur
ally the snrvival of tho fittest, for only
a strong child there lives to grosv up
amid the hardships of winter and the
strange, half-civilized customs sur
The missionary stood before tho
cannibal king as the cook built tho
firo in inc kitchen stove.
'I am greatly disappointed in you,"
remarked tho missionary to tho king.
"Bul, my dear boy," replied thc
king, playfully, "you are not in mo
yet," and tho missionary turned away
ami gazed out yearningly over tho
placid bosom of the Pacific.
Mr* Collins' Mtory.
I am thirty-three years old, havo been mar
ried sevonteen y>ars and have four living
children. My health baa not boen good sin^e
my first child was born. Twelve month? ago
1 was confined, but my baby only lived a few
days. Soon after that I was attacked with ir
ritation of tho b'alder, choking spells, heart
palpitation, fainting spells and great nerv
ousness. In thU terrible coudltion I was con
fined to my be>l ei-'<t mor tbs. I thought I
was dying many times. My dear little help
less children, In kiding mo at night, often
6a!d: "Pleased don't die, mamma;" or, "Papa,
don't let mamma die to-nijrht." My little boy
brought mo a La-lfes' Birthday Almanac ono
day, and after reading it I decided to try the
Wino of Cardni Treatment. I have taken two
bottles of McElrej's Wine of Cardui and
three sma'l packages of Thedford's Black
Drau.'ht, and am l etter than I have beon foi
ten years. I am visiting my neighbors on
foot, doing my work with (ase, and eat bettet
than I havo for y ears. Gol only knows how
grateful I am for this wonderful medicine
that has worked this great transformation.
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Both the method and results when
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"What's the matter, William?" said
the wealthy householder, "Anything
"Not exactly gone wrong, sir; but
I want a new understanding.
"My pay, sir."
"Why, you get very good wages for
"Yes, sir. They does very well for
a cook, but I overheard you when you
were talking to your friends, sir. You
called mo your chef."
"Well, you ought to be compli
"Yes, sir. I'm complimented. But
business is business. I can't bo a chef
for less than S3, OOO a year. Wages is
all right for a cook, but a chef has to
have a salary."-Washington Star.
Made Sweeter by Salt.
Who would think of making sugar
sweeter by the addition of salt? Such,
however, is asserted to bo the case by
Profossor Zuntz at a late meeting of
the Physiological Society of Berlin.
From his'cxperience he finds that if
to a solution of sugar there be added
a slight amount of salt and water so
weak that it excites no saline taste,
the result is extra sweetening of the
sugared water. The weakest of qui
nine solution is said also to produce a
practically similar result.
The explanation given of the above
seeming incongruity is that the ever
so feeble saltness or bitterness imparts
un increased sensibility to the sensa
tion of taste by the simultaneous stim
uli, and hence an appreciation of addi
IN his "Ethics of the Dust" Mr.
Buskin concludes a beautiful descrip
tion of a truo wife with these words:
"So far as she rules all must be right,
or nothing is. She must be enduring
ly, incorruptibly good; instinctively,
infallibly wise-wiso for self renuncia
tion ; wise, not that she may set her
self above her husband, but that she
may never fall from his side."
Ruby-Does Miss Gusher get her
beautiful complexion from her mother
Garnet-Her father, I believe; he
keeps a paint store."-St. Louis Globe
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