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Hot Water as a Medicine.
The rises of hot water are many.
There is nothing that so promptly cuts
short congestion of tho lungs, sore
throat or inflammations of auy kind
%s hot water when applied promptly
and thoroughly. A strip of flannel
doubled, dipped in hot water, and
wrung oat and applied around the
neck of a child that has the croup will
sometimes bring relief in ten minute?.
Headache almost yields to the simul
taneous application of hot water to the
feet and back of the neck. Hot water
will relieve neuralgia and a onpful
taken bef ure retiring is very beneficial.
A glass of hot water taken before
breakfast has cured many a oase of in
digestion, and no simple remedy is
more widely recommended by physi
cians to dyspeptics.
Gilded silk, it is said, may possibly
come into use as a surgical dr <sing, or
in medical applications of electricity.
It may bo prepared in several ways.
That of Gonin consists in impregnating
the silk fiber Ttith chloride of gold, and
reducing the metal by hydrogen,
Anally polishing by means of a smooth
surface. This method is too expensive
for ordinary ase, but silk may also be
gilt by electroplating it, after it has
been made to conduct electricity by
soaking it in some metallic salt, such
as nitrate of silver, acetate of lead or
copper, etc. The gilt silk thus pre
pared retains its flexibility and soft
ness. The me ?hod is applicable to
laces, muslins, tulles, etc
A Canal Choked Up
Is practically useless. The human organism
ls provided with a canal which sometimes be
comes choked up, namely, the bowels, through
wh:ch much of the effet? and waste matter of
the astern escapes. When tney are obstructed
-constipated, in other words -Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters will relieve then: effectually,
but without pain, and institute a regular
habit of body. This medicine also remedies
malarial, bllloui, dyspeptic, rheumatic, ner
vous and kidney trouble, and strengthens the
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emile and present with a bow.
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Nothing sharpens the arrow of sarcasm so
ktenly as the courtesy that polishes it.
Tlie Modern Vf ay
Commends itself to the well-informed, to do
pleasantly and effectually what was formerly
done in the orudest manner and disagreeably
as well. To cleanse the system and break up
colds, headaches and fevers without unpleas
ant after effects, use the delightful liquid lax
ative remedy, Syrup of Figs. Manufactured
by Calif oruia Fig Syrup Company.
M?n by their lives can impress others to do
good more so than by theology.
The only floating soap now made that is 100
per cent, pur? and contains Borax is Dobbins*
Flostiny-Bcrax 8oap. Why buy an adulterated
soap when you can get tie genuine? Put up
only in red wrapper*.
The secrets of our friends are not ours, and
therefore should not be given to others.
"BROWN'S BRONCHIAL TROCHES" are of great
service in subduing Hoarseness and Coughs.
Sold only in boxes. Avoid imitations.
Time creeps toward us with folded wing?,
but when 'tis past us its wings flap with speed.
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mo Heal fraternity. Catarrh beinsr a consti
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treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
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cous surfaces of the system, thereby destroy
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the moro its virtues are revealed in dispelling
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Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reducos inflamma
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1 f a fflicted with sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thomp.
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People wonder why their nerves are so weak;
why they get tired so easily; why they do not
sleep naturally; why they have frequent
headaches, indigestion and
Nervous Dyspepsia. The explanation
is simple, lt is found in that impure blood
feeing the nerves on refuse instead of tho
elements of strength-and vigor. Opiate and
nerve compounds simply deaden and do not
cure. Hood's Sarsaparilla feeds the nerves
pure, rich blood, gives natural sleep, perfect
digestion, is the true remedy for nervousness.
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There's all sorts of grades
comes from Havana. There'
parilla plant. The best cor
.want cheap tobacco, all right
your money. Cheap tobacco
it don't cost as much.
If you want cheap sarsap
it. Of course you don't. 1
To pay for the best and ge
saparilla is like paying for
Pittsburg "Stogies." There
exclusively from the import
Ayer's. Just keep it in mi
Honduras sarsaparilla when
but you don'tgt^rwintjou
_? Any doubt about it ? *" &
It kills doubt*!'.
Address: J. C..Afc
W03IAN AND THE OLD LAWS a
In England less than ninety years
ago it was not unusual for a man to
sell his wife into servitude.
Upon marriage the husband beoame
entitled to all his wife's goods and
chattels, also to the rents and profits
of her lauds.
He was her lord, bound to supply
shelter, food, clothes and medicine.
Ho was entitled to her earnings and
the custody of her person.
He had tho power to choose her as
sociates, separate her from her rela
tives, restrain her religious and per
sonal freedom and, if necessary, chas
tise her moderately, as though she
was his child.
Tho father of legitimate children
wis bound for their maintenance and
education, and was entitled to their
l.ibor and custody.
He had power to dispose of them
until they were twenty-one years of
age by deed or legacy and the testa
mentary guardian's right to the chil
dren's custody superseded that of their
mother. The mother was entitled to
no power but reverenoo and respect
from her children.
She had no legal authority over
them nor right to their service. Only
th a mother of an illegitimate child was
entitled to its control and custody.
Intestate personal property was divi
ded equally between males and females,
but a son, though younger than all his
sisters, was heir to the whole of real
Uncle Sam Particular.
The government is getting more
particular every day as to the charac
ter of its publio servants, particularly
those in the postoffice department.
There have been many requirements
in i physical way of applicants for
clerkships and carriers' position, but
after the February examination, the
restrictions will be more numerous
The applicants must furnish a physi
cian's certificate, under the old ex
amination, of good heart, lungs and
legs, sight, hearing, etcetera ; but the
latest requirement of the civil service
commission is as follows :
Malo applicants who are under 5 feet
4 inches in height or under 125 pounds
in weight will not be accepted for the
position of clerk or of carrier in the
postoffice service, and such local boards
of examiners are authorized to cancel
applications from applicants who are
under the prescribed height or weight,
or concerning whom the answer to
questions 6, 10, 20 and 21 (or any one
of them) are not satisfactory.
It is thought that this will debar
many of the prospective applicants.
Questions 6, 10, 20 and 21 refer to
sight, ruptures, and to the capacity of
the applicant to stand prolonged phy
sical strain and freedom from disease
Among the seven trades which a
student ic mechanical engineering
must learn at Cornell, is that of the
blacksmith, says au exchange Occa
sionally there is a protest, but it is
never heeded. . One dude ten years
ago was unusually averse to soiling his
hands. But he had to work at the
forge just the same. Last fall he went
to Professor Morris and thanked him
for being compelled to learn black
smithing. "Why?" asked the profes
sor. "Why, you bee," replied the
former dude, "I am now superintend
ent of a mine away baok in Colorado.
Last summer our main shaft broke,
and ther? was no one in the mine but
myself who could weld it. I didn't
like the job, but I took off my ooat
and welded that shaft. It wasn't a
pretty job, but she's running now. If
I couldn't have done it, I'd have had
to pack that shaft on muh back and
send it three hundred miles over the
mountains to bo fixed, and the mine
would have Bhut-down till it got back.
My ability to mend that 6haf t raised
me in the eyes of every man ic the
mino and the boss raised my salary."
That railroads have some rights that
oven juries are bound to respect is evi
denced by the faot that in Texas it is
held that when the evidence shows that
defendant railroad had given reasona
ble publicity to a regulation forbidding
the taking of passengers on freight
trains, though there is evidence tend
ing to show that conductors had at va
rious times violated such regulations,
i if it appears that the company had
used reasonable efforts to enforce
obedience thereto, it is not liable for
the death of one riding in violation of
China has a record for reversing the
usual order of things. Her carpen
ters and other artisans use their tools
backward. Their men dres3 like our
women and visa versa. We are not at
all surprised to learn that mining for
wood is a large industry in ope of the
celestial empires. By seismic disturb
ance a former pine forest was buried
some forty feet below tho surface.
Some of these trees aro of very large
size and aro dug up and user1, for va
rious purposes, tho mined wood being
The Insolence of Wealth.
"That millionaire yonder has cheat
ed me out of a fortune."
"How? Wouldn't he let you marry
"Worse than that-he never hada
Had a General Idea.
"My paw's goin' into the chicken
raisin' business," said Johnny. "Ho's
froin' down tomorrow to buy an incu
bus, or an indicator. I forget which
you call it."-Chicago Tribune.
i of tobacco ptant. The best
s all sorts of grades of sarsa
nes from Honduras. If you
-provided you get value for
's not as good to smoke - but
tarilla ... But you don't want
ion. are paying for the best,
t anything but Honduras sar
Havana cigars and getting
's only one sarsaparilla made
sd Honduras piant. That's
sid that you are paying for
you are paying for the best ;
pay for unless you get Ayer's
:nJ for the " Curebook.1
it eurea doubters,
r Co., Lowell, Mast.
THE HEART'S STORY.
I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Como drifting home, with broken masts
I will behove the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me;
And though I weep because those sails are
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie
"1 trust in Thee."
I will not doubt, though all my prayers re
Unanswered from the still white realm
I will bolicvo it is nu all-wiselovo
Which hus rofusod theso things for which I
Aud though at times I cannot keep from
Yet the pure ardor of my flxod behoving
Undimmed shall burn.
I will not doubt, though sorrows fall Uko
And troubles swarm like boes about to
I will believe tho heights for which I strivo
Are only reached by anguish and by pain;
And though I groan and writhe beneath
I yet shall aee through my severest losses
The greater gain.
-The United Presbyterian.
THE MUSICAL MAN.
ONDAY morning in
Bedstone street. The
boarders were all in
clined to be cross on
that was perhaps in
separable from the
weaknesses of human
ity. The wash boiler was big and tho
stove was little-that was perhaps the
reason that the cofiee was cold and the
chops underdone. The one servant
was overworked-that was doubtless
the reason that so many extra toils
came upon Mrs. Moody's slender
shoulders of a Monday. But when
the breakfast, with its endless criti
cisms and perpetual fault findings, had
oome to an end, Mrs. Moody carried a
little tray into Major Peok's room.
The major was a little lame and a
good deal hypochondrical, and always
breakfasted in his own room. He was
particular, and consequently ocoupied
the best room in the house.
The major was a tall, tine looking
man, with an imposing presence, a
good deal of bald forehead, and a great
aptitude of Scripture quotations, and
all the neighbors said what a comfort
it must be to Mrs. Moody to have such
They did not know that the major
was a sort of distant cousin of deceased
Mr. Moody, and did not consider it
necessary to pay his board very regu
larly on that account. But he gave
her a good deal of excellent advice,
and was always ready to tell her when
there was anything wrong about the
"So kind of him to take such an in
terest in me 1" said the little widow,
The major had brushed the two
wisps of hair crosswise over the peak
of his bald head this morning, col
ogned his pocket handkerchief, and
trimmed his filbert-shaped finger-nails
to perfection, and he was waiting in
the big easy chair for his breakfast
full five minutes before it arrived.
"You're late this morning, Mrs.
Moody," he observed, reproachfully.
"I am a little late," apologetically
confessed Mrs. Moody. "But Sarah
Jane was behind band. Tbero'o a
regular Scotch mist in the air, and
the l?tchen chimney would not draw.
Try i nice boiled egg, major. And the
rasher of bacon is good, I know, for I
cook 3d it myself."
"Humph I humph !" said the major.
"You ought to be a little particular
with your breakfasts, Mrs. Moody.
They ate the initial meal of the day,
you know. I don't think this coffee is
as good as usual. It isn't real Java,
Mrs. Moody. It tastes like Maracai
"I paid Java price for it,"said Mrs.
Moody, meekly; "and the grocer
warranted it. "
"You never can depend upon what
these tradespeople say," grunted the
major, with his mouth full of egg and
bacon. "By tho way, is it i possible
Mrs. Moody, that you have taken that
opera man into your third story hall
bed room? I heard it, but I couldn't
bring my mind to belive it."
"He isn't a tiinger, major," pleaded
trembling Mr?*. Moody. "And he
doesn't play the flute or the cornet.
I took particular pains' to inquire
about that. He's engaged in writing
a musical book-something which is
to be quite wonderful-and in the
meantime he supports himself by
playing the third violin in the variety
theatre ; for he is very poor and-"
"Poor!" snorted the major, setting
down the cup of despised Maracaibo.
"In your circumstances, Mrs. Moody,
you've no business taking poor board
"Yes, I know it, major, but he has
just been sick, md ho looks so pale
"There it is again !" oried Major
Peok. "A woman is so easily taken
in. I tell you, Mrs. Moody, the man
is an impositor, and so you'll find it."
"Dear, dear!'' said Mrs. Moody,the
startled tears coming into her faded
"And if you will not take my ad
vice," said the major, waxing momen
tarily more irritable, "you must ex
pect to abide the consequences. This
toast is charred-absolutely burned to
a crisp. Take it away, Mrs. Moody
take it away! My Dreaafast is
"But what arc Ito do about tho new
boarder?" said Mrs. Moody, despair
"Do?" shouted the major. "Turn
him out of doors! That's the only
thing to do. Take away this toast, I
say ! It's a perfect outrage on civiliza
To Mrs. Moody tho major's dictum
was beyond appeal ; and alter she had
had her ttbual morning altercation with
the butohor, she crept timidly up to
the third-story hall bed-room, to in
terview the musical man.
Mr. Morton was writing on the cor
ner of hin wash-stand, with his shabby
great-coat on, and pocket handker
chief tied around his neck. His pale,
grave countenance softened the land
lady's heart at once as he courteously
rose up and bowed.
"You have come for the week's
board in advance," said he. "Pardon
me, but our manager never pays until
Saturday night. It is not pleasant to
confess one's poverty, but-"
"Oh,never mind !" said Mrs. Moody,
all in a flutter. "I-I only came to
see ii there was plenty of fresh towels.
And if you find it cold writi?g here,
sir, I'm sure you're very welcome to
briug your work down to the parlor,
where there is a good fire.'"
Mr. Morton smiled and bowed.
"Yes,'-' he admitted, "it is cold
without a fire in November, and I
cannot afford the extra expense 01
coa!-ut present." He glanced at his
blue fingers and shivered a little. "If
j it ia not too great a liberty I will
avail myself of your kind offer."
And Mrs. Moody felt comparatively
happy whon she saw the musical man
diligently writing, at her south win
dow, in the soft atmosphere of the
But Mrs. Racquet and her daughter
-the genteelest boarders in the house
-took vehement exceptions to this
"I'm not particular," said the form
er, with a toss of her head ; "but this
is really a little too much f A man
who plays in the orchestra of a third
rate theatre !"
"But he is very respectable, ma'am,
I assure you," said Mrs. Moody ea
"How am I to know that?" said
Mrs. Racquet, tartly. "I declare, I
was mortified tn death when Mrs.
Lawyer Leakington came to call, and
found him perched up ID the corner 1
And Melissa and I shall find it neces
sary to change our boarding-house, if
this sort of thing is to continue."
"Mr. Morton is a gentleman I" said
Mrs. Moody, rou?ed into temporary
spirit. "He has an equal right with
yourself in the parlor. "
Mrs. Racquet and Miss Melissa,
gave warning at once.
Mrs. Moody did not care.
Miss Jenkinp, tho district school
teacher, turned up her nose and left
"I'm not over-critical," she said;
"but there aro some things which no
ono could stand!"
One by one tho boarders dropped
away, and Major Peck grew deeply
"Mrs. Moody," he said, "I wonder
at you, after all my advice and coun
1 'You wouldn't have mo turn this
poor man out of doors now. of all
times, when he's ill with malarial fe
ver?" said the widow.
"Yes, I would!" said the major,
But, for once, Mrs. Moody disre
garded his advice.
The musical man was very ill in
deed-so ill that he would undoubt
edly have died without his landlady's
careful nursing and unremitted atten
tion. But the major never went near
"If Mrs. Moody had taken my ad
vice," he said, "sha never would have*
got herself into this dilemma. Now
let her manage tho best way she can 1"
The musical man, however, did not
die. He was without means to meet
his doctor's bill ; but Doctor Hayden
was a benevolent soul, and declared
that ho could wait until the profits
from the uncompleted volume shoal/
roll in. *
It was the first of February when at
last Mr. Morton was able once more
to como down stairs to the sunny par
lor window, where, by way of wel
come, Mrs. Moody had placed a pot of*
blossoming blue hyacinths.
"How can I ever thank yon for all
your care?" said he, earnestly.
The little widow burst into tears.
"I-I don't mind it," said she, "as
long-as long as you are well once
more ! If you had diod-"
And there she stopped short, and
"Is it so?" said tho musical nun, in
that soft, deep t en or of his. "Is there
any one who really cares whether 1
live or die?"
"1 do!" whimpered Mrs. Moody,
with a fresh burst of tears.
It would be difficult to describe ex
actly how it happened. . Middle-aged
love-making is never exactly like th .
ecstasies of youth. But it trant?^ J??*
somehow, that Mr. Morton laid his
heart at Mrs. Moody's feet, and she
confessed that she had learned to love
him dnring'that iimo when she and
Death stood together over his pillow.
"You are my guardian angel !" said
"A poor one enough," she mur
mured. "Oh, I wish, for your sake,
Paul, that I were younger and pret
"You are beautiful in my sight," he
returned, with emphasis. "Your eyes
were the first that beamed hope and
oheer upon me-your heart was the
first that softened to my woes. Sweet
heart, the flower which blooms at
noontide may surely be as sweet as
the morning violet !"
They were still talking thus, when
Mrp. Moody caught sight of a letter
on the table.
"Oh, I forgot!" she cried. "The
rnail-cp.rrier ! And it was a letter fox
you, Paul-a foreign letter." *
"A foreign letter, eh? That in
something which does not often greet
my eyes," said he. "And it has a black
He broke it open and read it, while
Mrs. Moody trimmed tho dead blooms
off her hyacinth plant with a dainty
apir of scissors.
"Mollie," he said, suddenly, "read
this. Henceforward, I have no se
crets from you."
It was simple enough, and yet how
marvelous! An accident in a Swiss
railway train, an apoplectic fit, carry
ing off a rich banker in London, and
the two lives which intervened between
Paul Morton end a fortune had been
removed, almost on the same day.
The musical man, disinherited by
his family, because of his devotion to
art, jeered by his relations because he
resolutely remained true to music, was
rich at last.
Mrs. Moody grew pale.
"You-you won't care for me now,"
raid she. "Oh, Paul, I am so sorry!
And yet I ought to be glad."
"On the contrary," ho said tender
ly, "I care for you more than ever.
My jewel 1 I can place you in a fit set
ting at last."
?f course all this made a great sen
sation in Redstone street. There were
plenty to declare that they had known
all along that Paul Morton was a born
aristocrat ; there were plenty to assert
that Mrs. Moody was a scheming plot
ter. But neither of the pair cared a
straw what people said.
Mrs. Moody sold out 'the lease and
good will of the establishment in Red
stone street and went to England with
her husband, the happiest of forty
While Major Peck polished his eyes
glasses with tho corner of a silk hand
kerchief, and murmured, thought
"No one will ever suit me with an
omelette as Mrs. Moody did. And I've
got to settlo up my board-bill regu
larly now, or I shall get a notice to
quit. It's a terrible nuisance-terri
ble ! I always meant to marry that
woman myself. But the musical man
somehow managed to get ahead of
How Artists Worked.
Tho Italian painters chiefly paintev.
from models in clay, and most o;
them were at onco sculptors and en
gravers. Vandyke usually finished i
portrait in tho evening of tho day hi
commenced, requiring a long morning
and afternoon sitting. Gerard Douw
was so attentive to minutiae that he
employed five days in finishing f
hand, and was three occupied on i
broom. -Washington Post.
BUDGET OF FUN.
HUMOROUS SKETCHES FR03I
Tho Fad for Dialect-The Point of
View-A Successful Mission-A
Wiso Man, Etc.
I wrote alittln poem; 'tuns bright and sweet
Tho cleverest and best I'd done for many and
I sent it to an editor-alas! my hopes wero
Ho coldly wrote, "Returned wiih thanks,"
and sont it tack again.
And then I took that poom apart and tried
a new invention;
I put it into dialect past human compre
Obscured the sense and spoiled the rhyme,
and malled the shapeless wreck
Back tothnt solf-samo editor-who promptly
sent a check!
-New York Tribune.
A SUCCESSFUL MISSION.
Moisture-"Did the missionary
briner tears to tho eyes of the natives?"
"No, but he made iheir mouths
water. "-Detroit Tribune.
THE POINT OF VIEW.
Mrs. Johnson-'Tour husband has
Mrs. Stimson (who has discovered
her husband-"Yes. Irritability."
A VETERAN'S EXPERIENCE.
"Major, what was the fiercest en
gagement in which you ever took
"?My own, dear boy, to the Widow
Blazjin-"So Dumkins is learning
to play the bass fiddle, is he? How is
he getting along with it?"
Jazkins-"I understand ho takes
the.middle of the street."-Koxbury
MONEY THROWN AWAY.
Doctor-"You've been wonderfully
weil this six months past, Mudgeou."
Mr. Mudgeon-"Ain't 'ad a day's
sickness, so to speak ! An' mo a-pay
in' into that thero Sick Club all along I
I calls it a downright swindle."-Fun.
A BUDDING DIPLOMAT.
Ethel (aged six)-"I don't love you
anv more, grandpa."
Grandpa-"Why not, Ethel?"
Ethel-" 'Causo I lovo you so much
already that I couldn't lovo you any
more if I tried. Please give mo five
JUST A BIT UNKIND.
Gilded Youth-"Yaas, I suppose
the terrace at Richmond is all right,
but I never walk thero ; I drive past
Sossy Maid-"Oh, yes, it's very
convenient now that tho 'busses go
through that part. "-Judy.
MUCH MORE SO.
' "Mme. Hulda does not sing as well
as she did three years ago. "
"She does not. What a shock it
must bo when a singer discovers that
she has lost her voice."
"It is still moro shocking when she
does not discover it."-Fliegende
SEX AGAINST SEX.
"Which do you lovo most, your
papa or your mamma?"
Little Charlie-"I love papa most."
Charlie's Mother-"Why, Charlie,
I thought you loved mo most. "
Charlie-"Can't help it, mamma.
We men must hold together."-Phi)
Mr. Keep Cash-"Did you write
that, man who advertises to show peo
ple how to make deserts without milk
and have them richer?"
Mrs. Cash - "Yes, and sent him the
"What did he reply?"
"Use cream."- West Madford
B4RKLESS DOG THAT BIT.
"Papa," said Bobbie, pointing to
the iron dog that stood on the lawn,
"does dogs like that ever bite?"
"No," said his father.: "but that
one barked once."
"Really?" cried Bobbi?:
"Yes," 6aid his father. "I stum
bled over him ono night, and he
barked my shins."-Harper's Bazar.
PLENTY OF ROOM.
Tenderfoot (to Texas ranchman af
ter engaging his services and "view
ing the lanuscapo o'er")-"I acccept
your terms ; but, really, where am I
Ranchman-' Sleep.man? Anywhere,
anywhere ! I've two hundred and fifty
thousand acres lying round here
loose, and I don't care a snap where
Mrs. Bondclipper-"Doctor, what
do you think is tho mutter with mo?"
Doctor-"I nm inclined to think
your blood is not pure. I'll have to
give you something to purify your
Mrs. Bondclipper (haughtily) -
"You aro probably not aware that I
belong to one of the old Dutch fami
lies of Now York."-Texas Siftings.
HE KNEW BETTER.
"Algernon is very interesting,"said
Mr. Cumrox's daughter.
"What does he talk about?" inquired
"Why, he's over so'well posted on
Shakespearean quotations. "
"Young womau," s.iid Mr. Cumrox,
"don't you let him deceive you.
Don't let him mako sport ot' your
ignorance. They ain't no such srock
on tho market."-Washington Star.
TnE WOMAN OF IT.
"Now, dear, I have ono favor to ask 1
of you." ?
"Then jilease don't tell me that yov
have never loved before, thai you
never dreamed tiint yon could love,
that I'm the only girl you have ever
been engaged to, that - "
He (interrupting) -"I won't."
Sho (anxiously) - "But you never ,
have been engaged be lore, have you,
DOMESTIC E< ONOMT.
"What's thia?"exclaimed the young ,
husband, referring to tho memoran- !
lum she had given Irrn. "One dozen j
eggs, a pound of raining, a bottle of j
'onion extract, cnn of condensed milk, :
.lime's worth of ground cinnamon and
half a dollar's worlh ol migar. What
do rou want of nil these things, Be- 1
"I've got a dry loaf of bakerV
bread," replied the young wife, "that '
I'm going to save by working up into
a bread pudding. I never let any
thing go to waste, Henry."-Chicago
WHERE SHE PLACED HER RELIANCE.
"Jes' sposin'," said Farmer Corn'
tossle, "that they should be war-"
"Nonsense," his wifo replied, "they
ain't goin' ter be no se*oh thing."
"But sposen' they should; whur'd
this country stand?"
"Well, there's 1776 and 1812 ter
look back on," she answered.
"I know. But ain't we gittin'
kinder rusty on warfare?" he persisted.
"Ain't we kinder been a lettin' our
military spirit git neglected?"
"Josia," she said with a touch of
impatience, "sometimes you r'aly do
make me kinder fatigued. Of course
we ain't been a doin* sech a big lot o:'
drillin' an' callin' ter arm?, and sech
things ez is ordinarily resorted to fer
keepin' in practice. But - " and her
face lit up with a look of confidence,
"there hez been a treemenjis lot o'
football playin' goin' on."-Washing
Don't Lick Envelopes.
Most of us have learned that it is
neither good form nor delicate taste to
lick a postage stamp. We moisten tho
envelope instead. It does just aa well
and is a more cleanly method of affix
ing the stamp to a letter. Few per
sons, comparatively, realize that to
lick the gummed flap of an envelope is
not nioe, either. The same objection
to Hoking a stamp applies with more
force to using one's toDgue on the
gum of an envelope flap. It is danger
lt's a pleasant fiction that'envelopes,
like stamps, aro made adhesive by
gum arabic, despite tho almost pro
hibitive prices at r. hich that foreign
article is sold. "he gum found on
most envelopes, especially those of
tho cheaper grades, is made of the
hoofs and other parts of worn-out
horses. These plugs are cut up for
various purposes. The best of them
are salted down and shipped abroad
it is said-while the rest are used for
soap fat and other things. Certain
parts of the animals are made into an'
especially satisfactory kind of glue or
mucilage, and this is used quito large
ly iu the gumming of envelopes.
If the oiiginal horse that furnished
the glue was free from disease there
might be no danger in the gummed
envelope, but in most cases whore a
horse is condemned for tho soap fac
tory it is tainted with some one or
more of the hundred ailments, such as
spavins and glanders, that mark worn
out horses for their victims. Hoof
disease is perhaps tho most frequent
trouble with which these old nags are
afflicted, and it is not unreasonable to
suppose that some taint of the disease
may be carried along despite careful
boiling in the product. Anyway, even
if there were no danger of contamina
tion, it doesn't? give ono a pleasant
feeling to see a pretty girl lick an en
One man, according to a California
paper, died recently from blood pois
oning acquired, it is allegeJ, from
licking envelopes whoso gum was
tainted with ripease. Tho taint had
been carried through all the processes
of manufacture, aud appeared in tho
gum jon tho envelop?. Though this
seems strange, physicians agree that it
is possible,|and they advise correspond
ents to moisten envelopes in other
ways than by Hoking them.-New
Tho Fern In (Inst ry*
We learn from a Massachusetts
paper that about eight yeal s ago a
gentleman in that State thought that
it would be profitable to have picked
and placed on the market some of the
ferns which grow in adundance in his
neighborhood, and from this modest
beginning the business has grown to
such proportion that last year ho dis
posed of 7,000,000 ferns. Previous to
1886 tho gathering of ferns in their
natural state was almost an unheard
of industry. Tho few ferns put on
the market were raised in hot houses,
though a few florists sent their men
after wild ferns. But now the Massa
chusetts ferns are shipped to every
State and almost every laige city in
the country, and, strange ns it may
fieem,there has been no falliug off in
the trade during tho business depres
sion, the demand constantly exceed
ing the supply.
There are two varieties of market
able ferns which always find a ready
sale-the delicate leal. 1 "fancy" aud
the coarser "dagger" fern. The sea
son for gathering and shipping tho
ferns is from October 1 to May 1. Al
though now some two hundred persons
are engaged in fern picking, only
about sixty do it constantly. Good
piokers can earn from 84 to 86 a day,
while the pay of others not so skillful
in finding the natural treasures
amounts to only $2.
The ferne are brought in by the
pickers, tied in bundles of twenty-five
each, and 40 cents a thousand is paid
for them. An average amount of 84 a
day is paid tho pickers. The ferns
not needed for immediate shipment
are packed in low rooms, containing
each about 1,000,000 ferns. There
aro eight buildings containing these
rooms. The ferns are placed in beds
of 20,000 each, dry moss is placed be
tween the layers, and the whole bed
is covered with wot moss. Tho great
est caro and daily watchfulness are
needed to keep the ferns from becom
ing heated, and thus bleached or cov
ered with white spots. The ferns are
invaluable to the florist, as they form
a really essential groundwork for de
signs, and they aro alfo available for
general decorating.-St. Louis Globe
His Heart in the Wrong Place.
John Martel, aged twenty, of La
Crosse, Wis., was built wrong side to.
That is, the organs that belong on the
left side aro on the right, and vice
versa. This was discovered by Dr.
George Powell, who lintis that Martel's
heait occupies the samo position on
tho right sido that it should on tho
left side had ho been normally con
structed. Martel says he has known
from childhood that his heart was on
tho right side, and had often told his
family of it, only to bo laughed at for
his pains. Ha did not, of course,
know that his heart was located where
tho beats wen-, and ho was still less
prepared for the information that ho
is constructed wrong sida to through
A Euphonious Name.
"Speaking at euphonious names,"
Hays a Congressman in tho Washing
ton Post, "I think that ono of tho nett j
members of this House will easily beat
the record of all Congresses. He hails
from Wisconsin, and bears the natno j
of Sauerhering. Now, if great stress j
of accent is placed on the first syllable j
ind the 'h' lot go unsounded, it isn't j
HO bad, but if cut square in tho mid
die, and both syllables vocalized, tho j
result is distressing. The bearer of '
that name isn't at all in fault. He is
a druggist by protest-ion, and stands
high iu his community."
The Gloria is the name applied to a
new English lamp designed to bnrn
oil without a wick, and therefore in
the form of gas. It is thus unneces
sary to employ a chimney and the
flame is claimed to be much steadier
and of greater brilliancy than the or
dinary gas flame. An oil reservoir is
placed at the top of the lamp contain
ing petroleum and connected with
this is a brass tubo which rnns down
ward, and is provided with a filtering
wad of cotton wool at its lower end to
arrest all impurities the oil may con
toin. After passing through the filter
ing medium, tho oil travels through a
small hore brars tubo which coils
spirolly round tho main casing of
the lamp, and from tho upper
end of this tube the oil falls drop
by drop down a slanting uteel
tube into the "f,as chamber," whe;:e it
becomes vaporized, the gas generated
passing down through tubes to the
burner. The gas jets from these tubes
form a oircle, and when ignited give
an intensely brilliant light. This bril
liancy is greatly due to the perfect
combustion resulting from the excel
lent draught which is obtained, a
downward draught from the outer air
inlets to the horners and an upward
draught from the flame right through
the center of tho lamp. The lamps
can bo had rangirjg from 80 to 500
candle power; they are used for light
ing the Empire of India exhibition at
earl's court. Tho lamp is very eco
nomical with regard to the quantity
of oil burnt and is stated to throw no
A Feat In Photography.
Photography has had many triumphs.
Ono of the latest is associated vitia
Prof. Macey, famous for his feats in
instantaneous work. He has just suc
ceeded in photographing a dragon-fly
on tho wing-an operation which ne
cessitated an exposure of only ono
twenty-five thousandth of a second.
The photographic part of tho per
formance is wonderful onough, and
surely some credit should be awarded
to the man capable of accurately di
viding a second into twenty-five thou
sand parts. Certainly a man who can
oompute the twenty-five thousandth
part of a second can computo any
Be Natural and Healthy.
Tight lacing, according to Professor
K?ster, of Marburg, is a direct causo
of movable kidney in women; 93 per
cent of the total number occurring in
women and only 7 in men. Ile thinks
it is the pressure on tho ribs that
loosens the kidney.
A Case of Ignorance.
She-I notice that it is the single
men who are the most anxious to go to
He-Yes. They don't know what
war is.-Indianapolis Journal.
The World's Earliest JTotato.
That's Salzor's Earliest, flt for usa In 23
days. Sulzer's new lato potato, Champion
of the World, Is pronounced tho heaviest
yiolder In the world, and we challenge you
to produce Its equal ! 10 aerea to Salter's
Earliest Potatoes yield -1000 bushels, sold ia
June at $1 a bushel-$4000. That pays. A
word to the wiso, otc,
NOW IF ?OU WILL CUT THIS OCT AND SEND lt
with 10c. postage you will get, free, 10
packages grains and grasses, including Teo
slnto, Lathyrus, Snnd Yotoh, Giant Sparry,
Giant Clover, etc., and oar mammoth seed
catalogue. (A. C.}
Worthy of Trial-That la the Ooinion of
Ufr. A. B.-^liuilllUii:1 "?'.>?????.
"I think lt is best not to olde a lieht under
bushels, and when a good remedy ls discovered
lt is our dui y to let it be known In the interest
of suffering humanity.
"1 have been Fufferingwith indigestion and
dyspepsia. I tried all the various remedies as
well as several eminent physicians, but with
out avail. I wns induced by a friend to try
Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy and tho fir-t doso
relieved me. Yours is a grand remedy for in
digestion and dyspepsa- It builds up, and I
recommend it as worthy of trial by all who
wish to be cured.' For sale by all druggists.
An Atlanta Enterprise of Great Merit.
The Bradfield Reculator Co., of Atlnnta,
Ga., have at great expense Issued a mo>t at
tractive and meritorious book, which they
mail free, containing information of the
treate.-t value and importance to all ladies ex
pect ing to bec. >mo mot hers.
Th it the "Mothers' Friend" is a remedy
wonderful In its effects, and relieves the ex
pectant mother of incredible suffering and
robs the final hour of confinement of its
dread, pain and terror, is fully attested by the
experience of happy mothers allover thiscon
A perusal of the book will convince any
lady, and the use of "Mothers' Friend" cause
her to bicon'c it . enthusi istic friend, blessing
the hour when first she heard of it and was
induced to tee it.
Send your name and address to The Brad
field Regulator Co., Atlanta, Ga., and receive
in ruturn, free, this excellent look, "To Ex
pfctant Mother*," containing information of
vilue to all ladies.
Walking Would Often be a Pleasure
were it not for corns. The-e pests are removed
with Hlndcrcorns. 15c. at druggists.
Around the farm there is at least a
Hen Droppings, Wood's Earth, Marl
make fertilizers rich in Ammonia, Pot:
quick acting, producing large crops am
the soil. A fertilizer made in this iva
about $12 per ton.
Many thousand farmers have saw! fully half
Chemicals. CircuUr giving instructions for mixing,
A Good Di|
BROWN'S IKON B:
by the stomach's 1
Purchase money rei
taken as directed fail
Dyspepsia. Malaria, (
An reeognijrd as th? best for ?ll aci
North or South, be-jaus? they
Sprout Quickly, Grow Vig
Th?! is their fcord tho world ovor.
toe\rllo*z9. 'J'iirro if luta nf moa*
goin? t 'make a 1->:<1 paiement ho
the world s'e prods v i from Salier'
fl y i il wt.? t .:nit?.: m.-nry-'.' Hit. I
nhotd of voiii' niirhbors -plant 8
(taters'wnolenltII ; ifg-Ijuhta
of ?ho wnfU, ut for inarki t in tiOda;
W? ma!:-' a.uve inky 01 choice ped
Hairer'g T>.r'.'ept dccmbercinne
Oar mammoth 1'la.nt ?nil Seed C
the chi lewt *?tMtabict,vithprietsd
pc^-ji'. "Ti . Ir g ne aid l's 'k?-e .
JOHN A. SAU
Hr. Il L. Johns, of Selma, Ala., la to
the habit of buying Bipans Tabales
at White's Pharmacy at Selma.
When Interviewed at the time of a
recent purchase, Mr. Johns said:
"Ever since I was ia the army, where
I contract ed indigestion and dyspep
sia from eating "hard tack nn 1 POW
belly," I have suffered much from
thoso and kindred alimcalii. A sou'
of mine who clerks for J. N. Harter
in a drug store at Wiufl l?, Kansas,
told me while home on a visit, over
year ago, to get a box of Rlpaun
Tabules and take thom. I did, and
in a very short time I was benefited,
and by tho time they were half gone
I was well, and since then I have felt
berter. ato more and reliahed it bet
ter than at any time since tho war.
and am doing moro work now than
I ever expected to do again. I tell
you. they are the greatest medicino
for ? fellow's stomach I ever SAW.
This box is for a neighbor of mina
out by me in the country. We al
ways have them at home, and I
never hesitate to reoommend them
when a fellow complains about his
Btomach hurting him.
(Signed), R. L. JOHNS."
Bipans Tabule? ere ro!<1 by drugget*, or Ay mall
ff tb? price (SO cen:s a box) IR Bent to The PJpana
Chemical Compnny, No. lu Spruce lt, New York.
tam j le Vial, 10 COOt/.
growers of fruits, berries,
and all kinds of vegetables,
know that the langest yields and
best quality are pnoduced by
the libenal use of fertilizers
containing at least 10% of.
Without the libenal use of Pot
ash on sandy soils, it is impos
sible to grow fnuits, benries and
vegetables of a quality that will
command the best prices.
O? r pamphlets are not advertising circulars boom?
ing special fertilizers, but are practical works, contain.
?ni? bliest researches on the subject of fertilization, and.
arc r rally helpful to farmers. They are sent free for
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York.
Large t>iz?. Cost $400, in u>e four months
Will Be Sold at a Bargain.
t3e?"Apply at once to
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No t.nt bonks used. Actaal business from day ol
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irood* Unod. Snocl for handsomely Moat ra ted oata
ioffue. Hoard cheaper than in any Southern city.
THE AERMOTOR CO. does bau Q? ^rorll^
winda.Ill business, beeac** lt bas reduct toe cost ex
erina jo wer to I.? whatlt lt llVL m?n*-vV
-??wi Mr*. an?*??*_ " J_UR A
at your door, lt can and doe? ?roflW^
, better article for leas money Utan
others. It makes Pumping ana
Geared. 8teel, OalTaniiod after
JOompletton Windmills, TUttai
r and flied Steel Towers, Steel Bun Saw
Krames, Steel Feed Cutters and Feed
Grinders. On application It will name one
, of tneso articles that lt will furnl-ti until
janna ry 1st at 1/3 die usual price. It ali? makes
Tanks and Pumps of all kinds. Send for catalogue.
Factorr: Utb. Rockwell anti fillmore Streets. Cattai*
Agents-Ladles or Gents. 175
a werk at borne, criag or rtlllaf
to plate. Plate gold, stirer, nickel,
copper, whit? urta!, manafectar.
the materials and outfits, teach tb?
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trade secrets and fonnolaa, Utk?,
wheels, tools, all materials for pre.
parley, polishing, plating and Sn
iihlnr. no toys, small In tran ling
case, large for shops, description,
prices, teatirannlal.. ssmrles free.
Grui ?ti Co. Platin* Works, Dep't 1?, Columbas, Q
Cleanses and beautifies the half.
Promotes e luxuriant growth.
Never Feils to Kestoro Gray
Hair to its Youthful Color.
Cure* ?calp diseases Si hair tailing.
Pic, end $ I.W at Druygirtj
ITCHING PILES tSSPU?tSSi
I cutts them. i5c. aad 50c. pots at druggists, or
sampln malled FULE. J.J. FLECK, Tiffin, 0.
Morphine Habit Cured In IO
to2(l davi. No y.iy till cured.
DR. J.STEPHENS. Lebanon.Ohio.
A N. D.Six,
s is Walter Baker & Co/s Cocoa
:-be sure tliat you don't get an
tation of it.
Sold by Ciocers Everywhere.
.TER BAKER & Co.,Ltd., Dorchester, Mass.
lon or two of materials, such as Ashes,
I and other things, which, if mixed with
\sh and Phosphoric Acid, which will be
1 at thc same time permanently improve
ty t's certain, but costs very little-only
their fwrtilirer hills by the use of Powell's Prepared
with testimonials from e?ery section sent free.
& CHEHICAL CO., Ba?tlmore, Md.
gestion follows the use
ITTERS. Indigestion is caused
lack of tone. BROWN'S IRON
the tong. Not a beverage-an
limpie, curative, certain, pure.
untied should Brown's Tron Bitters
to benefit any person suffcrinirwith
;hills nnd Fever, Kidney and Liver
Female Infirmities Impure Blood,
Troubles, Chronic Headache, or
IWN CHKHICAL CO., Baltimore, Md.
ils and climes, whether East or West,
orously, Produc? Enormous))!
Bein ir Northern-grown, they are bred
sj milo ia early vegetables, ead we ar
ro Chat the earliest, ?holcwt reg eta j[*t in
? (??Us. OurCstalogue tolls you whr. so
late vegetables in the market fl te 3> days
a'ier'3 Sesils. fond 4o. for market gar
Eng C ibbai o (s tbs earliest Cibbags uovelty
fl Fag., 15c l cs.. ?Vs ; J : lb., 12HO.
?irrt e OalOn Seed: Pt*. per pound!
tb? beat. Pkg , Me : os.. 2i'e.: >i lb.. We.
Mologvt, contatniag a mignin-ent amv of
tr- di r.". ia Hailed toyua upon receipt af 6c.
sf Early Bird Radish upon receipt of Se.
gER SEED CO.. U Crow, Wi?.