Newspaper Page Text
Children at the Table.
Children should always meet with
the father, mother and older members
of the family at the table and never
made to wait, even if company is pres
ent. The child that has been taught,
"not to do this or that when a visitor
is at the tab1?," cannot be depended
upon to do the right thing at the right
time, bnt the ohild that has learned
table manners by imitation, will not
mortify ita parents by any misbeha
vior. It is impossible lor a child that
is in the habit of eating carelessly sud
denly to reform and don company
manners. A child should be made
comfortable at the table;'the chair
should be of the proper height, the
knife, fork and spoon of suitable size.
Children - should not lead the con
versation ; they should be taught never
to interrapt their elders, but they
should be allowed to assist in the con
versation which will teach them to ex
press their thoughts intelligently, and
parents.should see that they use the
The pleasures of a meal are certainly
added to by the presence of the little
ones; and yet we have been present
when the meal time was made very
disagreeable, because the children
must be scolded and even whipped.
If we want our children at all times to
appear well bred, we must discourage
the idea that there are company man
ners and every day manners. There is a
great difference between the genuine
good manners and society "good
form." Good manners don't change.
Children oan be early taught to eat
quietly ; to avoid noises in swallowing
and chewing: to use the fork and not
the knife, that with the fingers can be
taken bread, fruits and cake; the
proper use of the napkin, and that
they are not to display any marked
likes or dislikes. Older members ot
tho family should*be as polite to each
other and to the children as to any
guest, then you will not be haunted
bo the fears that in some unguarded
moment the children will bring them
selves and you to disgrace; for table
manners "are sure indications of so
cial; mental and moral culture."
Murder in His Art.
Prospective Tenant-I was given to
understand that this house was a mile
away from the railroad, but I hear a
steam whistle this very minute. I
can't stand the noise; it just drives me
Prospective Landlady-But,my dear
sir, that is not a steam whistle ; it is
only my son practicing on the flute.
Prospective Tenant-Oh, very well.
One cannot coerce a railroad company,
yon know*; but one ' can 'kill a boy.
Yes, I think I'll take the rooms.
Yearning va. Loving.
. "Oh, Harold," she said, "you do not
love me as you did before we were mar
"Yes, I do," he protested.
"But you don't yearn for my society
as yon did."
"Ethel," he said, gently but firmly,
"I used to yearn on a salary of 30 shil
lings a week. When a man has the ex
penses of a family to look after he has
to quit yearning and begin to think of
butchers' and bakers' bills.-Tit-Bits.
Fire! Fire! That Dreadful Cry
Is fraught with import doubly dire to the
unhappy man who beholds his dwelling or bis
warehouse feeding tho devouring -element
aninsnred. Happily most people who can, in
sure-everything but health. Nine-tenths of
us neglect the preservation of this when it is
in palpable jeopardy. Incipient indigestion,
liver complaint, la grippe, inaction of the kid
neys and bladder and malaria aro all counter
acted by Hoste tier's Stomach Bitters.
The world is brought back to its original
beauty to the soul which ls redeemed.
A Child Enjoys
^ T?tr i I'I ir 111 iii i rn rnti? r -~'irn irT soothing
effects of Syrup of Fig?, when in need of a lax
ative, and if tho father or mother be costive or
bilious, the most gratifying results follow its
use; so that it is the beat family medicine known
and every family should nave a bottle.
Every occasion --will catch the sense of the
vain man. _._
Dr. Kilmer SSWAKF-ROOI cures
ali Kidney and Bladder troubles.
Pamphlet and Consultation free.
Laboratory Binghamton. N. Y.
A good disposition is more valuable than
"BROWS'* BROXCHIAT TROCBKS" relievu
Throat Irritations caused by cold or use of the
voice. The genuin? sold only in boxes.
Fine manners aro the mantle of fair aud
FITS stopped free by DR, KLINE'S GRBAT
NERVE RESTORER, VO nts after first day's use.
Marvelous cures. Treatise and $2.00trial bot
tle free. Dr. Kline. 931 Arch St.. Phila.. Pa.
The Reviving; Powers of Par'lcer'o Ginger
Tonic make it the need of every home. Stom
ach troubles, colds and all distress yield to it.
And peins ot Rheumatism caa be cared by remo' tus
tbe came, lac clo sold tn tte blood. Hood's Sarsa
parilla oures rheumatism by neutralising tala sold.
Thousands ot people tell ot perfect cores by
The One True Blood Parin er. tl; 6 for $5.
U rt rt ri "a Dille <M3t harmoniously with
fl OOO S ll I Itt Hood's Sarsaparilla. Xi.
Sohool Of Shorthand
Al (JUSTA. GA.
No text booka used. Actual business from day ot
PD terms. Bolineas papera, collage curr-noy aal
roods ui-ed. Send for handsomely illustrated oat?
logne. Board cheaper than in any Southern city.
and WHISKY habits cored. Book seat
ran. By. a. a. wootur, ATLUITA. fii.
" Best sarsaparillas." When
term is. For there can be o
saparilla, as there is one highe
ocean. And that best sa
You can measure moui
arsaparilla ? You could
to test it? TheWor
They went behind t
Ua test result in? ]
spt Ayer*s. Sc
to the Worl
no room for
Tbe Kola Nut.
The kola nut, which found its ori
gin in Central Africa, and whioh has
become famous throughout the world
as an invaluable addition to medical
science, is to be introduced on the
TM kola tree grows to a heigth of
about forty feet, and one tree bas been
known to produce a crop of from 500
to 800 pounds. Each pod generally
contains four seeds, fifty of which will
make one quart, or one and one quar
ter pounds, which is sold at $1.00 per
pound and upwards.
The first fruiting occurs five years
from planting, but the maximum yield
is not reached until the ninth or tenth
The tree flourishes in moist, hot
lands, at or a little above sea level.
The medical properties of kola ?re
many and of the greatest Taino to
The great value of kola is due to
the presence of certain alkaloids, theo
bromine and caffeine, together with
the new and powerful principle known
The stimulating and sustaining pow
ers of coffee andcocoa are wellkuown,
and kola contains cot only a large per
centage of their characteristic alka
loids, but also kolanin, whose physi
ological effects are more powerful and
lasting than either caffeine or theo
bromine, while at the-samo time it is
free from the objections urged against
cocaine. In view of these deductions,
therefore, kola must be accepted as a
valuable addition to our materia m ed
Because of its sustaining powers
kola is used by the natives when long
c?ntinued exertion is demanded and
little food obtainable; hence we are
led to believe that this peculiar prop
erty is similar to that of cocoa. That
it lessens tissue waste is shown by the
diminished excretion of urea.
The effect of kola upon the circulat
ing system is that of a tonic stimulant,
the pulse being increased in strength
The kola tree resembles somewhat
the chestnut. Despite the fact that it
prefers the moist c.imate of the coast,
it has been found 500 miles in the in
As Florida possesses the only soil in
the United States that is suitable for
this product, there seems to be great
wealth in store for the state by its in
troduction among the colonies on the
The Tadpole In Science.
At the close of the last century Gal
vani astonished the world with the ex
periments he performed on frogs.
There is no doubt but what his work,
so far as development of engineering
was concerne I, almost retarded the
progress, at least for a very short
time; but he has'opened a field which
to future generations may be of as
much, possibly of more importance
than all the practical applications of
electricity today. We refer to the
physiological effects of the electrio
Now, as we approach the end of an
other century, another experiment on
tadpoles has been made, which in our
minds' eye may have tremendous con
sequence. Dr. Waller has ohserved
that tadpoles face the positive pole
when an electrio current is sent
through the trough in which they live.
This is certainly a remarkable fact,
and we hope sincerely that this mat
ter may not be taken up as a matter of
ridicule, or of play, for there may be
hidden in this simple .experimental
fact a vast deal of knowledge; not
that we want to prophesy, but on the
face of it it does not seem impossible
that this simple fact should be the
commencement of a knowledge of
1 elgflfor?phyUfofogyy^frtcli Sn a hun
ared years from now might ??rp?sriec
tion be second to none of our descrip"-^
tive soiences.-Max. Osterbergin Elec
The late Professor Huxley, some
years ago, attended a meeting cf the
British Association for the Advance
ment of Science, at Belfast, Ireland.
All the servants in the town assembled
regularly at a certain hall. Professor
Huxley arose late one morning and
feared he should be late at the meet
ing. Coming out of his lodgings ho
hailed one of the Irish vehicles known
as an outside car, and mounted it.
"Now, drive fast," he said to the
driver, "fox I am in a great hurry."
Off went the driver at a mad pace,
which almost threw the professor off
his seat, and began charging along the
road in a somewhat indefinite way.
Presently it occurred to Huxley to say,
as he held on for his life:
"My good man, do you know where
I want to go?"
"No, yer Anner," answered the
driver, coolly; "you didn't tell me
where to go, but annaway, I'm drivin*
Nadjal is a rich plum color.
Amaryllis is a reddish heliotrope.
H ose-tendre is a faded pink.
Magenta is a purplish red.
Bluet-pronounced bluay-is the
shade of the cornflower, and is used
again this winter.
Cerise is cherry color.
Tobacco brown is more fashionable
than seal brown.
Sapphire and army blue are shown
as are old blue and the serviceable
Didn't Care to Investigate.
Mrs. Bridie-"Try my angel food,
dearie; I made it myself."
Mr. Bridie-"Take it away! I'm
an agnostic anyway."-Puck.
>r Medals, jj
you think of it how contradictory j 1
nly one best in anything-one best i >
st mountain, one longest river, one j |
rsaparilla is-?.... There's J J
itain height and ocean depth, but i >
, if you were chemists. But then, J ?
Id's Fair Committee tested it,-a nd j J
he label on the bottle. What did < >
Svery make of sarsaparilla shut out j ?
> it was that Ayer's was the only ] J
d's Fair. The committee found it < >
anything that was not the best, j \
illa received the medal and awards j J
'ord ""best " is a bubble any breath < >
jrick such bubbles. Those others j \
Ila" bubbles since the World's Fair j j
Ayer's "Sarsaparilla has the medal, s >
al proves it gold. The pin that ? ?
id. We point to medals, not bub- j j
?aparilla is Ayer's.
You sang me a song,
'Twas the dose of tho year,
I cannot remember the name
Or tho words,
'Tis tho same
We listen to hear
When the windows aro opon la spiing,
And tbe air's full of birds;
One calls from the branch some sweet
And one sings on the wing
You sang me a song,
My heart thrilled to hear.
Has run like a filet of gold
Through the wool
Of the cold
Dark days of a year.
To-night there's a year at its start,
All tho birJs aro aloof.
Your eyes hold the sun for my part,
And the Spring's in your heart,
-M. L. von Vorst, in Scribner's.
HER . FATHER'S SECRET,
sat at the draw
the sea and the
but she saw
neither sea nor
Vane and her
father, with the
been DOW some
five weeks at SaUburn, in a large
house which Mr. Vane had rented for
the 6ummer. Henry Vane, Esq.,
owned a good-sized mansion in Bel
gravia, where he had lived for the
past eight years during the London
season ; and an estate near Notting
ham, amid picturesque scenery, where
he generally resided when not in Lon
don. Each summer, however, he
rented his house at Saltburn : for not
only Emily, but himself, too, was
charmed with the quiet, beautiful
Yorkshire watering place. From all
of which it will be at once surmised
that Tenry Vane, Esq., was a man of
-Lib money had been acquired
abroad, and though of his family
nothing or little was known by society,
he was received by some excellent
I houses ; for even a titled person does
not care lightly to offend one whose
income is ?10,000 a year.
Emily Vane saw neither sea nor
hills. Her thoughts were wholly oc
cupied by two letters in front of her.
Both had como that morning, and
both were proposals for ho? hand.
The first of them was from the Earl of
Seacroft, who for some time had beon
paying Miss Vano noticeable atten
tions, and who, both as regarded per
sonal qualities and position, was in
deed no bad match for any English
maiden. Ho was yet young and fairly
wealthy, and for some months-in
fact, since Emily liad "come out"
had been a victim to her beauty and
charms. She admitted to herselt that
Lord Seacroft's proposal was not one
to be lightly set aside.
The other letter was from Mr. Hu
bert Wells. Emily had met him about
six months ago, at a country house,
since which time he had been her de
voted admirer. She frankly con
fessed to herself that she liked him,
that she liked his society, that she
knew that he loved her. But Hubert
Wells was not rich, and had no par
ticular position. He had only about
?100 a year, whiih his father, long
Kineo dead, had lol t him to live upon.
Emily .Vane still sat, looking first
at this proposal, then at that. She
had for the past week or two expected
both, and so unsettled and doubtful
was she that she had given neither
"???f or^any eliAi^-^iL^^ciiii^3^^ -
Bonally. But now it had come-both"
on one morning ! The ordeal had to
be faced ; the decision to be made !
Her pride, her love for her father, her
wish to raise the name of Vane, said
"Seacroft;" yet there was a small
voice underneath which whispered
In her perplexity she picked up the
letters, aud went to see her father in
his study. Emily Vane's mother had
died at her birth ; her lather was her
closest confidant. As Emily entered,
he rosed up and kissed her lovingly,
then, smoothing her hair, said quietly :
"Which of the two is it to be love?"
The beautiful girl gazed at him with
eyes half dimmed with tears, os she an
swered, blushingly :
"Which ever my papa likes! He
always ohooses for the best."
"Well, my dear, suppose I should
say Lord Seacroft? I have always
wished 6uoh a husband for you
titled, yet noble in nature's best
"Yet Hike Mr. Wells."
Emily's heart beat a shade quicker.
"He caunotgive you what the Earl of
Seacroft can, and what I have so often
pictured you ; and yet-and yet-ho
is his father's son !"
The girl gazed, half in fear and as
tonishment, for her father was as pale
os death, and shook visibly.
"What is it, papa?" she said.
"Sit down, my love," replied Mr.
Vane. "It has only come, as I ielt
certain some day it would. God has
brought it out in His time. I must
tell you now. Don't be afraid, Emily.
It is the secret of my life which I've
hidden for thirty-five years; now you
must share it. I feel I should not be
doing right if I let you' choose to-day
without telling you of it. When you
have heard my story you must choose
for yourself, and be assured your
choice, whichever it is, will please me.
As for what you will hear, it will re
main your secret and mine; I shall
keep it as before, and I must beg of
you to do the same all your life, even
from you husband."
Emily sut in doubt and fear, sure j
that the kind father who had so loved
her would not tell anything to distress
her, if he could help it; and yet anx
ious as to what such an awful secret
could be. The master of Oltoh sat in
a chair with his face away from the
light, watchiug intently that dear,
?weet face of his daughter, upon which
the full sunlight shone.
"Thirty-fivo years ago a convict
ship was sailing from England for
Botany Bay, uu'Jer the command of a
bravo captain and crew. There were
no fewer than forty convicts on board
-dnspera'e fellows ol every descrip
tion-thieves, highwaymen, mauslay
ers, all kinds of vi'lains. Among them
wac one whose case had excited much
interest at home, since many people
believed him innocent-m 'rally, at
any rate-of a crime he was said to
have committed. Among a gang of
poachers one night he, their superior
in rank, hal had the misfortune
to shoot one ot the keepers
who had watcied for them
and attacked them. The shui hal
killed the keeper, but there was SLID.
doubt as to whose gun it bad oom.
h.m, and, vi?;u tUv c ?u?t in que*
iion was arrestee! and charge!, tba
keepers swore tbat be bad fired the
shot. For himself, he know not
whether this was so ; several of hw fel
low poachers said he was innocent,
and that the real culprit had escaped.
His sentence, however, was that of
penal servitude at Botany Bay for life
-probably the doubt alone saved him
from being hanged.
"Naturally, his spirit was galled ; ho
became morose, wild, severe in aspe;it
as in temper, and bis reputation on
thc convict ship was that of tho wot st
criminal on board. He rebelled at Iis
jailers, nt his food, at his confinement,
and felt ready for any d^rk deed. The
chance soon carno. The vessel was off
the Cape of Good Hope, some miles
away, when he first got knowledge of
& projected mutiny, in which the cap
tain, crew and jailers wero all to bo
murdered; and the successful muti
neering convicts were then to steer
for some unknown point to Africa and
"It was a desperate scheme, and
with tho mutioy he was thoroughly in
unison, but not with murder. He was
not yet ns black as that, and tried
hard to dissuade his fierce companions
from it, but in vam. As they persist
ed in their plans he felt that all he
enid do was to keep quiet till the
time for action came ; but the captain
and his wife had been really kind to
him, and he determined that they
should not die. Yet he would not be
tray his companions like a coward.
"On September 8 the attack was
made. He stood near the captain's
cabin to protect its unfiuspecting in
mates. When the mutineers, having
seized the watch on deck and killed
them, came rushing down, ho ordered
them back from that cabin ; they re
fused to go, and a fight ensued. The
captain became roused, the alarm was
given, and, after a desperate resist
ance, the rebels were overpowered and
put in irons. The captain begged of
the guards to set the convict who had
saved his life at liberty, but they de
clined, pretending that, in reality, bc
was as bad ns tho rest. So he was
"It was on touching at Perth that
the captain's opportunity came. Hav
ing secured the co-operation of his
mates, he entertained the whole of the
guards at dinner one evening, and
made them hopelessly drunk. In the
meantime, one of his party contrived
to secure possession of the keys, and
in a very few moments the conviot'a
irons had been unloosened, and ho
was free. The captain himself came
and shook hands with bim ere he sent
him off in the boat which was waiting
" 'I'know,' said he, 'that what I have
done for you is risky, and may cost
me something if my part is discovered ;
but you saved my lite, ?0 I will take
this risk to save you from tho crush
ing penal servitude. All I have to
say to you is, get away from the coast,
after you have lauded, as soon as pos
sible, change your name and appear
ance as much as you can ; go into some
honest business, and, though it is not
likely, if ever I do hear of you again,
let it be in euch away that will do you
credit, and repay me for giving you
"The tears stood in the convict's
eyes as he thanked his benefactor, and
grasped his hand.
" 'Sir, I shall take your advice. My
little bit of good was almost 'gone by
the brutal treatment I have suffered
for I don't think I killed that game
keeper, but even if I did, it was pure
ly accidental. You have proved to
me that all the kindness and grati.tr-. "
are not yet gone out of the worl?, and
I hope*some day to be ablo to show
you now I appreciate it.'
"?Vithin a few minutes more the
boat had landed him on the main
land. He watched it return to thc
ship, and then departed.
"It was six years after this that,
with money made in sheep farming,
.Joseph Tuxnell, the- -former convict,
turned up at Ballarat just as the first
ru3h of the gold fever oocurred. It
was Turnell who bought the great
tract of land which was afterwards
discovered to be almost wholly gold
under the surface, and who sold it,
after getting some thousands out of it,
for a very large sum. But nobody in
England or Australia, when Joseph
Turnell's name was mentioned, ever
thought for a moment that he was the
escaped convict about whom such a
stir had been made at home, both on
his escape, and later, when a dying
tramp confessed that it was his gun
shot that memorable night whiph killed
"Joseph Turnoll was wealthy, and
bad married a dear girl in Victoria,
who had borne him a daughter ere she
died. Need I go on, Emily ? You have
guessed it all I He came to Eugland
and took the name of Henry Vane,
owing to having had some estates left
him, as ho told his friends ; in reality,
to throw any chance old acquaintance
off the scent. There is no fear now of
any discovery or disagreeable thing
happeuing. I felt nervous the first
year or two, but now the only two
who know all this are you and I, for
even tho good old captain is dead.
So, you see, I was imprisoned unjustly
after all, but it has turned ont a good
thing for me in the end. And, now
you have wealth and beauty. I wanted,
for mv eva ambition, to see you a
lady by title and position, and the
Farl of Seacroft could have no finer
countess, nor you a more desirable
She sat pale and agitated, yet smil
ing now, for was not her dear father
free of that awful even if uninten
tional crimo which made her feel so
sick as he told her the story?
"So you think I must choose Lord
Seacrott?" she asked.
"Nay," replied Mr. Vane; "I hav<
scarcely done yet. Hear the rest and
choose for yourself. As you know
now, all I have I owe to that gooi
captain-my freedom, my wealth, nv*
fair fame. I promised-and GOP
knows I have tried-never to forgei
him and his wife? Emily, that cap
tain's name was Hubert Wells, and
this Mr. Hubert Wells is his son I ]
found ont all easily by my agents. I
have never repaid the father, never
can, nor the mother, either, for what
they did. My own, dearest darlinp
can, if she chooses-and I half suspeci
it will be agreeable-sacrifice with mt
our ambitious hopes, and repay thc
son for his father's sake !"
He stopped and looked at her.
Emily Vane's eyes wandered thought
fully out in a loDg gaze over the sun
lit sea; then she turned with a calm
smile and whispered:
"Yes, dearest papa, and she will."
"God bless yon both," said he.
"The captain, though far away, will
bo as delighted as I am."-Tit-Bits.
Longest Wagon Bridge.
The longest wagor bridge in tht
world is situated at Galveston, Texas.
It is more than three miles long, and
spans the Galveston Bay, from north
to south. It is built mainly of wood
und has one draw. It is also one ol,
if not the widest, bridges ia America,
allowing the passage of three v ?tolos
at 04e two.-New Ypfk gerald.
THE BURNING BUSH.
A MODERN SPECIMEN OF TIIK
Found in Africa-Its Trunk is In
combustible and It Actually
Seems to Thrive on
Biff Forest Fires.
NOTHER historical "miracle"
seems to have been put on a
scientific basis. The "burn
in? bush" of Moses, accepted
unfalteringly by Biblical students, of
all the wonders related in the Scrip
tures, has been considered ?s among
the most marvellous.
The Scriptural account (to bo found
in Exodus iii., 2-5) says: "And the
angel of the Lord appeared unto him
(Moses) in a flame of fire, out of the
midst of a bush ; and ho looked, and,
behold, the bush burned with fire, and
the bash was not consumed.
"And Moses said, I will now turn
aside and see this great sight, why the
bush is not burned.
"And when tho Lord saw that ho
turned aside to see, God called unto
him out of tho midst of tho bush, and
said, Moses, Moses. And ho said,
Here am I.
"And He said/Draw not nighhither ;
put off thy shoes froui off thy feet, for
the place whereon thou standest is
In a recent English Foreign Office
report there is a description of a lately
discovered stunted tree that goes by
the name of the chaparro. If this be
not the veritable "burning bush" tuat
"burned with fire and was not con
sumed" it is very close to it, for ex
periments have revealed that it not
only resists tire for a very long time,
but that its trunk is practically in
combustible. It seems aotuaily to
thrive on great forest fires in which it
alone remains unconsumed, for if a
long period passes without a conflagra
tion the chaparro gradually decays and
In a huge conflagration this strange
tree seems to start into life, as an or
dinary plant does when it is wet with
rain after a long drought. Amid the
swirling reds andyellows of the flames
it takes on a new life, and after the
fire has swept past it is seen with now
shoDts of vivid green springing out of
it. At such times the chaparros stand
alone, sturdy and strong, amid the
surrounding blackened trunks, tho
only living things in a land reduced to
It is not accurate to say that the en
tire trco comes ont of a forest fire un
scathed. While the body of the tree
is incombustible, its smaller branches
and twigs burn. They burn very
slowly, while the rest of the woodland
is going up in smoke.
' The London scientists who have
looked into the matter believe that
the trunk of the tree, anc] its branches
in a smaller degree, exude under the
influence of great heat a moisture that
is sufficient, owing to its peculiar
chemical properties, to protect the
Commenting on tho ohaparros, the
English Foreign Office report says:
"It is very remarkable that these fire
begotten, plantations aro nowhere
crowded to excess ; on the contrary,
the trees are so regularly placed that
their aspect vies with that of the most
carefully formed gardens."
While the word "tree" is'used in
the report the term "bush" would be
more accurate, for the chaparro is
little more than that. It seldom grows
to a height of more ttran^uight-fretr
and in appearance it much more re
sembles a bush than even a smallish
tree. It grows mainly in South Africa,
being most frequently met with in the
wild regions far to the west of the
Transvaal, in districts where few white
men have beeu. The natives look upon
it with superstitious awe, and imagine
that a god dwells within its trunk.
They avoid the groves of these trees
after nightfall. The wood is lough
and unyielding, and after a fire will
dull the edge of the sharpest instru
ment. A specimen of chaparro bark
is on exhibition in tho museum of the
Pharmaceutical Society, Bloomsbury
A comparison of the description of
this remarkable tree with that given
of the "barning bush" shows that it
was probably the thorny acacia of the
Arabian peninsula, the stunt ot'Eajypt,
and was akin to flip ?liitt' h tree end
senna. Hence the mountan. on which
it grows derive their name. Sinai ; and
the traot is called the "Wilderness of
Sin," or tho "Sench." The wood of
the sh itt,", h tree furnished the material
for the Ark of the Covenant and various
parts of tho Tabernacle. It is hard,
tough and durablo and susceptible of
fine polish.-New York World.
One ol Field's Last Letters.
A Boston little girl who loved Eu
gene Field wrote this letter three
weeks previous to the Western poet's
death, says the Herald of that city:
Dear Mr. Field-I love you. I put your
picturt jest foro Christmas, that my uncle
Harry sent me, and Grandma Field's at the
end of the poetry. I expect to write books
when I am older. Will you pleaso read mv
cook, because I h:ivo read yours? Please
.accuse mo'for writiiii short letter. Your
loving, CHEREY ELIZABETH NICHOLS.
BostOD, Octobor 14,1893.
The reply, in ac exquisitely fine
hand, and written, it will be noticed,
but a few days before Mr. Field's
death, was :
Dear Little Lad}'-I thank you very rauuh
for your charmin;; letter. It pleases mu
greatly to know that away off in Massachu
setts there is a little ifirl who reads aud likes
vhat I write. Not so very lou:,' ano, I was a
little boy lu Massachusetts; maybe that is
why I love the Massachusetts people so very
nueh. for indeed my heart turn3 often aud
tenderly to them and to thoir dear old hills
and pleasant valleys. I have several boys of
my own now; when they are older I shall
send them down to Massachusetts to see the
irirls there. If ever you see a line youuir fol
low coming down your street aud cryiu^ at
the top of his voice, ''Where, Oh! where is
the charming Miss Chorry Nichols?" you
must know ne is my boy. And you'll bo
gracious to him, will you not? Well, I must
stop now, for I must go out an 1 shoot a buf
falo or two for supper. Be sure to call on
me if over you come to this wild prairie
town. Always affectionately your friend,
Chicago. October 17.1893.
A l'ooli-Bah in Michigan.
There does not appear to be much
of a scramble for public office in Tawas
City, Mich., as one man there holds
five at the present time. He is vil
lage marshal, street commissioner,
truant officer, night watchman and
lamplighter. Three of these offices
pay him $100 a year each, and the
other two $50 a year each, which may
explain why he is permitted to be such
Wolves at Oregon Slaughter Houses.
There is said to bo a den of wolves,
coyotes and big grays in the neigh
borhood of tho Oregon slaughter
house, two miles out of the city of
Cheyenne, Wyoming. A pack of
regular wolfhounds is_ kept at the
slaughter house, and so far these dogs
have killed upward of a hundred
wolves and coyotes.-San Francisco
Names of Carriages.
The fact that the first coach ever
brought to this country-it being im
ported by Colonel DeLancey Kan?,
son-in-law of Commodore Vanderbilt,
some twenty years ago-was named by
its owner "the tally-ho" is not any
more justification for twisting the
meaning and enlarging upon the im
portance of the word, so as to make it
refer to coaches generally considered,
than it would be to call all yachts
"Alvas" because Vanderbilt chooses to
call his boat by that name. The word
"tally-ho" is used in apervertedsenso
as applied to coaching. It is a hunting
term, pure and simple.
Take the common expression that
you hear on every side. "Air. So
and-so has just passed by in his drag."
Now, a mau up in such things would
expect to see a person go by with a
swell four-in-hand tournout. Drag is
the name applied to a coach when it
?3 used privately. As soon as a four
in-hand coach is put into pnblic eer
vice and a fare is charged for riding
upon it, it ceases to be a drag and be
comes a coach, just as a hansom when
"driven publicly becomes a hansom
Another common mistake is the call
ing of two horses a team instead of a
pair. A pair of horses is never a team
unless hitched tandem. A team is
something more than a pair, such as a
tandem, unicorn, four-in-hand, etc.,
and tc hear people talk about a pair of
horses as a team is quite as bad as to
hear a person Bay, "John, put that
single set of harness on the bay." A
single set of harness is an impos
sibility, as it takes a double equipment
for a set.
Used in the sense of the word trap
is another expression which you never
hear except in the very Yankee States.
It seems to be a generic name for all
kinds of traps, and nothing is too low
ly or too lofty to apply the term to.
A name almost as general as a rig in
its significance is "dog cart." It
seems as if anything having two
wheels should be given this name, ac
cording to the notion here. Tbe only
thing that should be given that name,
however, is a two-wheel cart having a
box under the seat, called a dog box,
for the reception of dogs, guns, game
and such things.
You very seldom hear the arrange
ment of one horse in front of two
spoken of a3 a unicorn ; it is more
usually called a "spike," yet this is
the slang name for it. Properly speak
ing, a "spike" is the name that should
be applied tu such teams as you find
working in iron or dray wagons, when
the driver rides tho near horse and
drives the lead horse with a jerk line.
The Music 1 hawed Ont.
"Well," said he, "I am not a joker,
hut upon the subject of this evening
I muy be able to impart some informa
tion concerning the Northwest. The
firm of which I am a member owns a
large wheat farm in Manitoba. It is
a fine wheat section, but the climate
is too variable to suit me. My farm
is thirty miles north of Winnipeg, and
by the time wheat ripens there is fre
quently a CJ.I1 wave that freezes not
only the wheat, but 'turns all of the
whisky into ice, which makes it im
possible to induce men to work in the
field, stimulants being a necessity
there. Last full I went to the farm,
and, having nothing to do but watch
the men, I whiled away the time with
a barmonicon, upon which I am some
what of an expert. The men had
climbed the wheat stalks and were
"picWtt g tho giaiu, w ll il vi plo jr vd aomo
woll-known tunes. Suddenly a bliz
zard struck us-the men fell to the
ground, and, piling them into the
wagons, I covered them with ice in or
der to thaw out the frozen places, and
got them to the house. I had warmed
myself up by blowing the barmonicon,
and kept it up, but it made no sound,
the air being frozen too tightly for
thero to be any vibration. Tho bliz
zard lasted for three weeks, but one
morniog the sun came out, and I
shirted down the road I had traversed
from the wheat field to go to town and
take a train for Chicago. After I had
gone about a mile I heard strains of
music, hut could see no one playing.
It seemed ali around me, and the
tunes were those I had tried to play
when caught in the blizzard. The
strains continued until I reached the
point where wo had started from, and
then I realized that the air was thaw
ing, and the notes that had frozen
into the atmosphere wero being liber
Michael R-gan, of Middletown,
Conn., has a bulldog that has quite a
history. Neariy a year ago the dog
was given to one of Mr. Regan's
friends in Portland on account of his
pugilistic tendencies. He was in the
habit of spending a good share of his
time on Main street, where he would
attaok every dog that came his way,
regardless of si?e. He had been
clubbed by almcst every policeman in
tho city, but they did not succeed in
keeping him out of the rinif. After
spending about a week in Portland,
he returned home and began terroriz
ing the Midddletown canine? as be
fore. Ho was then presented to a man
in Westfield, where he remained long
enough to "whip" every dog in the
viliage, and then he made his appear
ance at his former home. A few weeks
afterward he was put on board of a
schooner, and when the vessel sailed
! Mike, as the dog was called, was a
passenger. This occurred about ten
months ago, aud Mr. Regan long since
decided that he had succeeded in get
ting rid of the dog. ? Be was more
than surprised Monday morning to
see the dog return after his long ab
sence. Where he lett the vessel is a
mystery, but from his tired appear
ance when he arrived he had oome a
long way. Tho vessel when last heard
from was in New York, bound for Vir
A Novel Fuueral Procession.
I was walking along the canal the
other day when my attention was at
tracted by a novel funeral procession.
Four little bovs, the oldest about ten
years of age, and the youngest a
toddler of two or three summers, were
crying as though their hearts were
broken. Tho oldest was drawing a
small hand wagon, which contained a
bundle. Following this were the other
three boys in line. Each had upon his
arm a strip of blaok calico, while the
wagon was decorated with the same
material. I stopped them and asked
what the matter was. "It's a funeral,
sir," said the oldest boy ; "our little
dog died yesterday." Then lifting the
little bundle from the wagon he threw
it into the canal, and the four broth
ers put their arms around each other,
gave way to a grief as real as any they
will ever know, for the dog was their
playmate and they loved him as they
did each other. And as the boys slow
ly wended their ways baok home, 1
could seo that there would be but lit
tle play for them that day.-Washing
ton Star, I
Caused by Vaccination.
From the Journal, Detroit, Mich, ? '
Every one ia the vicinity ot Meldrum ave.
nu? and Champlain street, Detroit, knows
Mr.-. McDonald, und many a neighbor has
reason to feel grateful to her for the kind
and friendly interest she has manifested la
cases of illness.
She ls a kind-hearted friend, a natural
nurse, and an intelligent and refined lady.
To a reporter she recently talked at some
length about Dr. Williams' Pink Pius, giving
some very interesting instances in her own
immediate knowledge of marvelous cures,
ami the universal beneficence of tho remedy
to those who had used it.
"I have reason to know," said Mrs. Mo
Donald, "something of the worth of this
medicine, for it has been demonstrated In
my own imm?diate family. My daughter
Kittle ls attending high sohool. and has
never beou vory strong since she began. I
suppose she studies hard, and she has quite
a distance to go every day. Whon the
small-pox broke out all of the school chil
drou had to be vaccinated. I took her over
to Dr. Jameson and he vaccinated her. I
never saw such an arm in my life and the
doctor said he never did. She was broken
but on her shoulders and baok and was just
as sick as she could be. To add to it all
neuralgia set in, and the poor ohild was in
misery. She is naturally of a nervous temper
ament and she sufferod most awfully. Even
a?ter she recovered the neuralgia did not
leave her. Stormy days or days that were
damp or preceded a storm, she could not go
out nt all. She was pale and thin, and had
"I have forgotten just who told me about
the Pink Pills, but I got some for her and
they cnn;J her right up. She has a nice
color in her face, eats and sleeps well, goes
to sohool every day, and is well and strong
in every particular. I have never heard of
anything to build up the blood to compare
with Pink Pills. I shall always keep them
in the house and recommend them to my
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
are considered an unfailing specific in such
disease? as locomotor ataxia, partial paraly
sis, St. Vitus' dane?, sciatica, neuralgia,*!
rheumatism, nervous headache, tho after ef
fects of la grippe, palpitation of tho heart,
pale aud sallow complexions, that tired feel
ing resulting from nervous prostration; all
diseases resulting from -vitiated humors in
the blood, such as scrofula, chronic erysipe
las, etc. Thoy are also a specific for
troubles peculiar to females, such as sup
pressions, irregularities, and all forms of
weakness. In men they effect a radical cure
In all cases arising from menial worry, over
work, or excesses of wha'evei nature. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills are sold by all dealers,
or will be sont post paid on receipt of prloe
(50 cents a box or six boxes for f 2.50-they
are never sold in bulk or by the 10:)) by ad
dressing Dr. Williams' A Medicine Co.,
Schenectady, il. Y.
A reporter cnllod, on Wednesdny
evening, May 8, 1895, at the resi
dence of Mr. William MoMahon, No.
1G88 Tearl street, Brooklyn village
(Cleveland), 0., to learn, If possible,
the cause ot tho noticeable Im
provement in his physical condition
over that of a year ago, when ho
was a sufferer from indigestion and
variotiii organfr disorders, "You
see," began Mr. McMahon, "to start
with, my work-that of setting type
at the case-allows me little chance
for bodily exercise, and ls alto
gether too confining for anybody who
is in the least subject to indiges
tion or dyspepsia. Perhaps not more
. so than many another mechanic or
artisan who ls constantly indoors and
under severe mental strain, while
the physical development ls sadly la
need of something to keep it in
trim. Well, that has been my com
?-plfllrtr fnr_vnarg_ pxtfl ?oma months
ago I became very billons, and con
stipation made lite miserable for
me at times. Then it took a seat in
my LIVER, whioh became noticeably
inactive, and I became alarmed
about it. The first thing I turned
my attention to was to secure a
'liver regulator," which, however,
failed to regulate; next I sought
relief in 'liver pills,' which so pained
and griped me that the cure was, I
thought, worse than the disease.
The next tiling I did was to throw
away the whole 'shooting match,*
and rpsolvu to take no mora propri
etory medicines. However, on
hearing my tale of woe, on? day, at
the office, a fellow-workman offored
me a small Tabule-Bipans, he
called it-which, he said, he would
guarantee to act on the liver. I
took it under protest, expecting to
be douhleu up in about fifteen min
utes with tho 'gripes.' But I was
agreeably surprised in its action. It
was very gentle, and I resolved to
try a box. Since then I have gradu
ally noted an entire change in the
working of my system, and think
that Bipans Tabales are tho best
remedy for liver and stomach
troubles this side of anywhere.
They are really a substitute for
physical exercise. Have one before
you go?" And Mr. McMahon pro
duced his box of "stand-bys" from
his inside pocket os the reporter
took his leave.
Kipaus Tabules are poid br ?mr ids tn, or br wall
If il e j ; : V (50 cram a box) Is teat lo Tit? K.piu?
( brm leal i. nipai.r, Ko. lu Sptu:s il., New lorie
Maniple ri;. 1,10 rem*.
S1OO Reward. S100.
The readers of this paper will be ptawd to
learn tiiat there isa' leas-tono dre ne
that seienc?- has been able to c i :
stigcs, and that is Catatrli. H.. . . . .? ian ii
Cure is the only positive cure now known to the
metical traternity. Catarrh Ulinga consti
tutional disease, requires a constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
r.all , acting directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system, thereby destroy
ing the foundation of the disease, and giviiiz
the patient strength by building np the ?on
stitution and a-sistlng nature in doing its
work. The proprietors have so much faith In
it? curative powers that th-y ofTer One Hun
dred Dol a's for any case that it falls to cuie.
Send for Hst of testimonial4. Address
F. J. CHENKY & Co., Toledo. 0.
tWSAd bv Druggists. 75 -.
Bo Honest to Yoarself-Keep Vour Stom
ach in t.'ood Condition.
Nine people out of ten would be better,
hav-stronger bodies, bri.'hier minds, if thry
were proper y nourished. They eat enough,
but their weak stomach cannot digest it.
Dyspepsia in some form is untver-al. If yon
are a sufferer, seek early rel cf, for your own
sake Tyner'i Dyspepsia Remedy will eura
you. It promotes perfect digest! n. It is a
pleasant, sp-edy and tellable stomach medi
cine. For sale everywhere.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, rednee? inflamma
tion, allays pain.cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
Get Illndercornis mid I'M- lt If
you want to know the comfort of no corns. It
takes them out perfectly. 15c. at druggists.
If afflicted wit h sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thomp
son's Eye-water.Druggists sell at 25c per bottle.
Piso's Cure for Consumption relieves the
most obstinate coughs.-Rev. D. BlTCHMUix
MCB, Lexington, Mo., Feb. 24, '94. I
The great success of
the house of Walter
in 1780) has led 1
of their name, lal
Baker & Co. are 1
facturers of pure
Chocolates on this
used in their manir
they get, the genuin
Whip a poorly nourished
horse when he is thoroughly
tired. He may go faster for a
few rods, but his condition
is soon the worse for it. Bet
ter stop and give him food.
Food gives force. If you are
thin, without appetite; pale,
because of thin blood; and
easily exhausted ; why further
weaken the body by applying
the whip. Better begin on a
more permanent basis. Take
something which will build up
the tissues and supply force
to the muscular, digestive, and
of Cod-liver Oil, with hypo
phosphites, meets every de
mand. The cod-liver oil is a
food of great value. It pro
duces muscular, digestive, and
nervous force without the aid
of any whip. Every gain is a
substantial one The hypo
phosphites give strength and
stability to the nervous sys
tem. The improved appetite,
richer blood, and better flesh
come to stay.
just as good is never as good aa
is a vigorous feeder and re
sponds well to liberal fertiliza
tion. On corn lands the yield
increases and the soil improves
if properly treated with fer
tilizers containing not under
A trial of this plan costs but
little and is sure to lead to
Our pamphlets arc not advertising circulars boom?
ing special fertilizers, but are practical works, contain
ing latest research? on the subject of fertilization, and
are really helpful to farmers. They are sent free for
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York.
STILSON & COLLINS
55 Whltohall St. Atlanta. Ga.
Everything lu the Jewelry and Silver
Line at Factory Price?.
ri TO AVOID THIS trwB
SR, The ONLY painless md '.urinion
rt ? cuni for th? wraf- tyne of Kczema,
Ln I Totter, Ringworm, ugly rough patob
K ? es on the face, crusted scalp,
"ri- Ground itch, chafes, chap?, pim
HT plea. Poison from ivy or poi-on oak.
IP tn short ALL ITCHKB. Send 60o. ia
Lil .tan.p* or oiaU to J. T. Simptrine,
ll Savannah. Ga., for one bor. it your
druggist don't koop it.
You will find it at CHAS. 0. TV.NER'S. Atlanta.
For Style, Wear and Comfort, ?
Bk* Kit Sta Co.
14 Tfl7IiitoIxaXX Ot.
THE AERMOTOR CO. floes hallJN??J*2
windmill business, because lt hasi reduced U??NtcC
wUid power to t/6 what lt waa. lt IIMBJJJ branch
houses, and supplies Its goods and repairs
tyour door. It eau ?nd d es furnish a
better article for lc -a money maa
f others, lt makes Pumping ana.
.Geared, Steel, Qalvanued-after
-I Completion WiDdmllH^ IHttBt
w ?ad rued Steel Towers. Steel BBu Saw
Frames, Steel Teed Cutters and reeo.
. Grinders. On application^ will nam? on?
' of these articles that lt win furnishi LnUi
jannarv 1st at 1 li the usual price. It ?Iso mas.es
ffi ind Pumps of all Undi Send for catalofru?.
Factory: 121b. Rockwell sod Fillmore Streets. Calena.
POPHAMS ASTHMA SPECIFIC
Gives relief in FITS minutes. Send
for a FKEB trial pucka zo. Sold by
Druggists. One Box sont postpaid
on receipt ot 111.00. Six katoa li.00.
Address THOS. J-oriUa, PHILA., Fa.
SJ? tJ?Qj ?J v..i . h ?. yoi
you bow to
nu ku ?J n day ; abaoluiely sure; we fur
nish Uc work and teach yon free you
work la the 'locality ?here you live;
send us your ?itdr**? and we will exp?ala
tho buslneas fullv; reraom *r ?f guar?
antee a doer trod; o JJ I or ?very ay's
work; aft-olu'-ely sur-; write at es?*.
D. T. EORtiX, a>nar*r. Box IF. DETROIT. HH'HICAJ.
Msde In K-H), ?88?, ?Mn en.1 44-40 Calibres.
Only Solid Top and Side-?jectlrig Repeatrn made,
Allothor Calibresrcady.The Marlin Fire ArmsCo.
Catalogue free. New Haven, Conn.
PARKER'S _ .
Cleansrt and beautifies tte hair.
Promutes a luxuriant prcarth.
Never Falle to Bcstore Oray
Hair to Ito Youthful Color.
Cures scalp diwssc? & hair falling.
fOc. end $ I.? Oat Druggist?
$242.$ thia st. .
NicasLFx.TKn, Rraaaa IL?DLID,(J SHOT
RIVOLVXB, 32 or 38 C. T., or md ri da.
and wr will sh ID CO. P. |M0. an I allow cz.
?miaalloc Flag AIUU CO, Wliatoa, NA
Morphine Habit Cured in IO
_ ayii. Ko pay till cured.
to 20 di
CURES WHEHE ALL ELSE
[Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good.
in time. Sold by Orugglrts.
T CON SUMI PT I ON
the chocolate preparations of
Baker & Co. (established
to the placing on the market
and unscrupulous Imitations
belt, and wrappers. Walter
:he oldest and largest manu
and high-grade Cocoas and
continent. No chemicals are
lld ask for, and ba sure that
e Walter Baker & Co,-'s gooaV
& CO., Limited,