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A farmer in Brazil who longed for
the coo Hug liquida of his na'?ve land
and wa? nuable to obtain them in that
tropical country, has utilized a kite for
tho pulposo of obtaining ice, says, the
South American Journal. He filia a
tin can with water and sends it to .ho
height of three miles, where it is
promptly frozen. After a sufficient
interval the kite is rapidly hauled in
and the cako of ice is secured. The
iaventcr is so pleased w ith his toy that
he now proposes to send up a kite 150
feet long by a steel wire eable. Under
the kite will be suspended a pulley,
over which ruas an endless ohain
bearing cans attached to hooks. The
cans will be filled with water and the
Bpeed of the belt upon vhich th oj run
will be so regulated that the topmost
cans will bo converted into ioe suffi
ciently hard to stand he downward
Women Ruu Thin Town.
In Decatur, Michigan, the popula
tion of whioh is 1,500, the president
cf the village oouncil ia Mrs. Alma
Sage, and all of the town officers, ex
exoept that of official dog catcher, are
filed by women.
Mrs. Dr. Kinney is one of the lead
ing physicians. Mrs. Ala Gregg is a
preacher, and her churc?-the Advent
-is taken *aro of by a jiinitress-Mrs.
Barnet!:. The restaurant of the town
is con ducted by Mrs. Crane and Miss
Haines. The biggest store in the
place is owned and kept by Mrs. Mary
S.chood. Mrs. Nicholson is the post
Mis3 Clara Hoitling is a shoemaker
and a good one. May Percival is a
furniture maker. Mrs. Anna Pardnett
makes harness. Mrs. Carpenter is a
florist. Mrs. Child is a carriage
5Ian WM Hin de to .Hourn,
Perhaps, hut rheumatism need not add to the
ca'amlti?s to which we are LT or? cr lees sub
ject, when there ls such an efficient means of
counteracting the dire complaint as Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters. When the liver,
bowels or stomach are out of order, or the
kidneys or nerves troublesome, the Bitters ls
also an efficient remedy. It prevents and
rsmedios all malarial disorders.
Imitate the camel if you vi.nt to succeed in
life- Go t a hump on yourself.
Best of AU
'fa cleanse the system in a gentle and truly
beneficial manner, when the Springtime
comes, ase the trae Rnd ]>er?ect remedy.
Syrup 01' Figs. Or e bottle will answer for aU
tho family, and costs only 50 cents; the large
size SI. Bay tho genuine. Manufactured by
tho California Fig Syrup Company only, and
for sale by all druggists.
The work God wants us to do He puta wi thin
oar reach. _;_
Dr.Xllmers SWA?P-ROOT cure?
all Kidney and Bladder troubles.
Pamphlet and Consultation free.
Laboratory Binghamton. N. Y.
One of th? figns of the times that the devil
of drink is about to be cast out, is that it is
crying so hard tobe let alone.
Nott inf In bath or laundry so good as Bot ax
Dobbins' Floating-Borax Soap needs but one trial
ti provo its value. Costs sam? as poorer float
tag soap. No one baa ever trie I it without buy
lag more. Your grocer has it.
Save your money and some day your money
irUl f: vu yon.
BaoxCHTns. Sudden changes of the weather
cause Bronchial Troubles. "Brown'sBronchial
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A Mg etomach gives a very swell effect to a
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A wondert'l combination, a tremendous
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paid 5300 for one melon! You will want it,
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nels 40c. 35 packages earliest vegetable
??eds 91.00. Our new creations in oats yield
ing 203 > ibu./barley 116 bu., potatoes 7.200
Iras, per aere!. Whare will it end?
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teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain,cure3 wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
FITS stopped free by Du, KLINE'S GREAT
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Marvelous cares. Treatise and $2.00 trial bot
te free. Dr. a .ine. 931 Arch Su Phlla,. Pa.
Hindcreorn? in a simple Remedy, But
il. takes out corns, and what a consolation it
i I Make s walking a pleasure. 15c. nt druggists.
leonid not get along without Piso's Curo for
Consumption. It always cures.-Mr-?. E. C.
MOULTON, Needham, Mass., Oct. 22, '94.
If afflicted wit h sore eye3 use Dr. Isaac Thomp
son's E ve-wat*r.Drug?ists se 11 at 25c per bottle.
Infests the blood of humanity. It
appearu in varied forms, bat ia fcreed
io yield, to Hood's Sarsaparilla, whick
purifies and vitalizes the blood and
eures all such diseases. Bead this:
j "In September, 1894,1 made a misstep and
Injured my ankle. Very loon afterwards
two inch 53 across formed, and in walking to
favor lt I sprained my ankle. The sors be
came worse; I could not pat my bool on,
and I thought I should have to gtve ap at
every step. I could not get any relief and
had to stop work. I read ol a our? of a sim.*
Uar case by Hood's Sarsaparilla and con?
eluded to try it. Before I had taken ail of
tiro bottles the sore had healed and tba
swelling had gone down, My
is now well and I have been greatly bebt?
fltei otherwise. Z have increased In waight'
and am In better health. I cannot say
enough in praise ot Hood's Sarsaparilla,"
Mas. H. BLAZE, South Berwick, Me.
This and other similar cares prove that
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Prepared only by C. I. Hood a Co., Lowell, Haas,
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TH? 8IJLVKR LI HU 3.
There's never a day so sunny
But a little cloud appears;
There's never a life so happy
But has i ts t'-se ot tears;
Yet the sua jes out the brighter
Whenever the tempest clears. /
There's never a garden growing . ;
With roses la every plot; Y
There's never a heart , so hardened ,
But lt has one tender spot;
We have only to prune the border ?
: To And the forget-me-not. ? ?
There's never a sun that rises *
Bat we know 'twill set at night;
The tints that gleam lc the morning
At evening are just as bright;
And thejhour that ls the sweetest
I* between the dark and light.
There's never a dream so happy (
Bat the waking makes us sad;
There's never a dream of sorrow
Bat the waking makes as glad;
We shall look some day with wonder
At the troubles we havo had.
A GUILTY MAN.
BY BO BEBT O. V. ME TE Bo.
HE had nerved her
self to meet her
father. She glanced
in the mirror and
saw how pale she
waa. Her father
? \f SJF would be pale, too,
" but how different his
pallor from her own-his a pallor like
none ether in the world.
A shiver passed over her. Did she
love her father? Her anger went out
to bim, not her love : her love was for
Jaok, and he could never be anything
to her. Last night she had written to
J ack and told him the truth, and the
truth would separate them forever.
She WHS the daughter of a thief !
Wh?.t uselessness it had been for her
mott er to move hundreds of miles from
the cid home ; it had been done for the
hufband, not for the daughter. For
the daughter there had been a half
year's residerce in this new place, and
a learning to love a man whom she had
lajt night declined to marry. Her
father had wrought this unhappiness
as he had wrought BO muan more.
What grief had not her father
wrought I The day he went to prison
for the defalcation in the bank where
he had been cashier and her mother's
father president, had not her mother's
father fallen dead? The world had
said the old banker could not 6tand
the disgrace. And what more ? Had
not her mother's mother, always an
invalid, been stricken by her hus
band's death, and never been told of
her son-in-law's crime? There had
been a mai? of deception, tho poor
feeble woman being led to believe that
her daughter's husband, whom she
lovodas a son, had gone away on busi
ness, and letters written in his prison
cell had been read to her, and they
told her of great prosperity in the
West, with a cheerfulness that was ap
palling. Tea, the girl almost hated
her father as she thought over the
events of the past four years. And,
yet, would she have hated him save
She pressed her hands fiercely to her
Suddenly she started ; there was a
step on the stairs, her mother was
bringing her father up to ber. How
should she meet him him ? Had it not
been for Jaok, she knew how she should
have met him 1 But ht * father had
forced Jaok from her.
The steps ascending the stairs
stopped. Th ire was a cough outside
the library door. She knew the sharp
little cough-she used to f?y to meet
her father, four years back, when she
heard that little cough in the hall in
the dear old home. Now she did not
move from the chair she sat in.
She heard a voice outside the door,
her mother urging h&r father to enter
the room. Then the handle of the
door turned, and her mother led in a
strangely aged man.
The girl rose ; her father stood be
fore her, expectancy in his face. She
went slowly to him, and held her fore
head up to his lips. Her mother
looked angrily at her, 'but she went
back to her seat and caught np borne
"Annie," said her mother, sharply,
"is this the way to meet your father?
Do you know that all that has oc
curred has been more to me than to
anyone else in the world? And yet I
forgive because I love. And you, who
have a lover-"
'1 have no lover," coldly interrupt
ed thc girl. "I oouldn't decoive him
any longer. 1 wrote him last night ;
I told him the truth; and that I
would not marry him."
The father shrank in his ohair.
"Ah," said the mother, "now I un
derstand." She turned to her hus
band. "Mark, do not mind it, dear.
You have me, and I shall never fail
you. Have I ever failed you? What
is don ?, is done ; it ia all wiped away ;
it is only remembered by your daugh
ter, not by me, and you aro as muoh
to me liter all the mistakes and suffer
ings a? the day when I stood by your
side and vowed to be a loving and true
wife till God should part us in death.
We always spoke of you, mother
"Your mother," his dry lips said,
"where is she?"
His wife caught his hand.
"Dear," she said, "can yon bea? G
He looked at her.
"Annie," she said, eternly, "get me
The girl went and took from a book
case a packet which she brought to
"My letters to your mother," the
man's lips Beamed to say, "and un
His wife fondled his hand.
"It was only a few months ago," she
said. "I could not tall you the truth
any more than I could tell her. The
truth would have made you unhappier,
and I wished to tell you myself. She
loved you as she loved me. One morn
ing one of your letters came, and until
I could read it to her, she asked me to
let her hold it. An hour later we
found her with the letter held np to her
heart, and she was very white and
quiet. There had been no struggle
whatever, no pain. We laid her
beside father, whom she had never
ceased grieving for, and who had given
her every comfort in life, even when,
I am sure, he could hardly afford the
extravagances ordered her by her phy
sicians. It is all over, and happily
over, for both of them, dear ; and you
were always kind and good to them."
A long, low sigh broke from the
man. Then silence fell ; the sound of
the car bells in the street came dis
tinctly to them, and the ticking of the
clock on tho mantel was strangely
There was a movement on the part
of Annie; she rose and came and
kneeled beside her father's ohair.
..Fainer," ihe said, "you must for
give me. I am not very happy. I do
sot mean to be hard, but I can't go
fcr.fk li s ja vj reaioniog. You harv
?ot only mother, but you hare
also ; I will do what I oan, I am
yon know that, and after a while
will not miss anything in me."
"Go back to your seat," comm
ed her mother. ''Do you know
you are m the presence of a bri
heart? Doesn't your father ac
himself of more than you accuse
of? Who are you with your pi
love troubles to oome to him in a
"Hush, Maryl" said her hush
Tbe silence fell again.
Annie sat alone ; she was apart j
everything ; there was no love for
any more. Her father had expi
his sin in/the eye3 of the world ; ii
heart the sin that had been lis
lived. For there was Jaok, und
had given him up because of
father's guilt. There was a
rowing of the radius; no ;
ter for Jack, if her fa
were only an innocent man ! 1
surely created a desire for purity,
since she had learned to love Jaok,
father's sin had grown and gr
upon her, and before that the sin
been tempered by her pitying
and her prayers for heaven's forg
The daughter of a thief ! Oh,
had she met Jaok? Why had sh<
lowed herself to care for him ! A
had she let herself feel glad when
know that he loved her? Why
she greatly desired that he should
her that he had given his heart to 1
and demanded her own in return?
\How many sadly confused questi
did she put to herself as she sat tl
in the miserable silence! her mot
and her father farther from her t
they had ever been before, while
vainly tried to accuse her heart
her daughterly affection of tri
gressing, even though Jack ca
through the silence, that, but for
father's orime, she might have claii
woman's perfect happiness on ear tl
Her mother and her father
parently failed to realize how m
she was going through; it was o
her lack of response to their love t
touched them. Her adoration o
man who might have been ber husbi
was merely a foolishness of hers, i
not to be placed in the same categ?
with her duty as a daughter-I
daughter of a thief 1 That misera
word, that disgraceful word wo
come uppermost to her. But for J<
would this have been so? The dauj
ter of a thief !
There came a tap on the door, t
it f oun.led on her ear like thunder
Her mother went to the door s
"Mark," she said to her husbai
"it is cook ; she wishes to speak to
about dinner. We are going to bi
.all tho things you usod to-all I
things yon like. Of course, the s
var ts know nothing, dear ; you h?
been West, you know. The S9rvai
have only been with ns since we mo\
here. Would you like to come dov
stn .rs, or will you stay here in 1
"I will stay here," he said, in
"Very well," returned his wife,
sha'n't be gone long. See, here is
the old furniture, all your bcoks, ji
as you used to like them, and t
pictures. " She leaned over and kiss
him before she went out and clos
the door behind her.
Annie was alone with her fath
She heard him moving oarefu
around, taking up a bock, only to 1
it down again. He went up and look
at bis wife's picture hanging betwe
two tall book-cases, then at that of 1
wife's father. Before this last pictn
he lingered, making no sound, b
looking, looking ac the 'ace of the c
bank president who had fallen de
the day his trusted caslii er and his on
daughter's husband had gone to ser
a sentence in prison. Annie could n
see him, but she knew all, that h
father did. Her back was toward hi
as she leaned over her sewing, and h
heart beat last when he turned fro
the picture at last and swiftly crossi
When his hand was laid upon hi
arm she almost shrieked alou
"Annie !" said her father's voice,
was a firm voica now, no quaver i
doubt in it, and it forced her like
command she dared not disobey.
She rose from her seat and fact
Despite the physical changes in hil
she saw before her his old self
strong, not nnbrave, not disloyal, nc
"You have given up your lover," I
went on, rapidly. "You have give
him up because of me. Pay attentio
to me. I will tell you what I ha
hoped never to tell a living soul o
earth. And I must speak before yon
mother comes back, for she mui
never know. But you must kno*
and the man who had aske
you to bo his wife and whom you re
fus-d on account of me. I will go t
him and I will tell him as I tell yoi
that I have wreaked no life, that
have not wrecked my daughters hap
piness. Do you hear me? I have nc
interfered with your right to be happ
with the man yon love. I ha7o bee
adjudged a criminal, I have served
criminal's sentence. But I am an ic
no ce nt man, and," he turned an
pointed to the picture of his wife'
father, "that man knew it. I sacri
fled, not your mother, not you, bu
my own standing in society and th
minds of men for the sake of my wife'
father and his invalid wife."
She gasped, she understood him
and she trembled from head to foot.
"I would never have told you," h
went on, "only that you gav
up your life's happiness becaus
of my disgrace. Your forfeitei
love for me would never have brough
this confession, for what I did wa
done to save an old min and an ole
woman who had been as a mother t<
me. If nature could not make you:
love surmount my sham-.-, that love ii
of little account. Your mother',
father's sin made me u prisoner; i
was he who took the money, and I th<
blame. I have proofs of all this, anc
1 am glad I never destroyed them, foi
I must show those proofs to thc daugh
ter whose lack of love makes my won
of no account. "
There was a quality in. her ory thal
told him more than ma:.y words; sh?
sprang to his arms, lier heart hele
olosely to his-he was innocent; bc
was innocent! and though her life'e
greater love might be over aud done,
the man who had asked her to marry
him had not loved the daughter of a
There was some ene in the room,
tho ugh neither of them heeded till the
girl's namo was spoken by the new
"Jaok!" ehe cried or.i;, and clung
the closer to her father ; "Jaok !"
"You did not hear me knock," said
he. "I oame to tell you that I refuse
to obey your note ; you love me as I
love you, and you will be my wife.
And ooming in here, I have heard
what your father said to yon. Your
father--will he not let me call him
Her father's head wai railed, And
he looked desjty into tha young maa'?
"Well, well," said the castling voice
of the wife, coming into the library.
"And Jack here ! Mark, my dear-'
Annie- Mark, is this the happy end
of all your sadness and pain?"
"Yee," said the "guilty man," as he
placed the hand of his daughter into
that of her loyer. "Yes."-Godey's
Fanny Things on the Head.
Tn Norway a high hat, shaped some
thing like a flower-pot, is worn, and
tne Cossack wears a hat like a stove
pipe, without a brim.
To day among the Swiss a hat is
worn similar in form to the old Puri
tan hat. It, however, is- often orna
mented with gay-colored ribbons
The marabout, or black priest of
Mohammed, who wanders among the
African tribes, wears upon his sable
head a white oap and fez, such as he
expects to wear in Paradise.
In Mohammedan countries the tur
ban is found. Some of these are sc ir fa
wrapped and twisted about the head.
Others are combinations of scarf and
fez, with a button and a tassel.
When stove-pipe hats were first in
trodu:ed among Indians they usually
punohed the top out of them the first
thing for the sake of ventilation, as
they did not care to have their heads
An African hat is in the form cf a
helmet, woven of rushes or straw, hav
ing a peak on top and a mask or vitsor
extending down over the face. There
are two holes or goggles for the eyes.
The Chinese mandarins and men of
consequence wear little round silk
skull caps most of the time. These
are ornamented OD the top with but
tons whose colors denote the order or
rank of the wearer.
A singular Korcss *at is a f. "eat
ropnd mat of straw worn by JI
mourner. This goes with a costume
of coarse cloth. The hat is bound
down at the sidos so as almost to con
ceal the head and face of the wearer.
He oarries in his hand a soreen or fan,
and when in the road anyone ap
proaches him he holds the soreen in
front of him so that it, together with
the hat, completely conceals him.
Resurrection ot an Ox.
In Pikeville, Ky., an ox is reported
which makes a practice of dying
periodically to all appearance, and
then coming to life again, and going
about its concerns as if nothing had
happened. The case is diagnosed by
the local veterinarians as a sort ol bo
vine catalepsy, which the dean of the
faculty asserts had been originally so
called because it had something to
do with cattle. It is of more than
neighborhood interest, as maladies of
the sort often become epidemic, and
it might spread till it included all the
oxen in the Commonwealth. So far
only this particular animal has shown
signs of it, but all the herds in the re
gion are under vigorous prophylactto
treatment, and up to the present time
none of them had died more than once
in consequence of the practice. The
next time the beast in question takes
on a false mortuary pretension a synod
of scientific cow punchers ought to be
in attendance, to see what they can
make of it. Perhaps it has found ac
cess to some reDOsitory of tho familiar
blue-grass fluid, which is one of the.
most noted productions of the region,
in which case its occasional trances
could be traced to an intelligible ori
gin, like those which now and then
visit the neighboring inhabitants,
sparing neither age nor' ?exv-New
Singes as Chicken Coops.
One of tho old Broadway stage?, of
the ki^d that had plenty of gaudy
decoration and a pioture on each bide,
is now doing service in a New Jersey
town, as a chicken coop, where it was
seen the other day by a New York
Mail and Express reporter.
The stage has been lifted from its
wheels and the body placed on four
poses. A largo oak tree spreads its
branches over the coop, and a stream
flows within a few feet of it. The step
behind has been retained, and the
fowls go to and from the roost through
the same door way that once the aris
tocracy of Fifth avenue used in the
palmy days of the stage coach.
It is coincidence that the pictures
on. the sides that the ravages of time
have been most lenient with, repre
sent a barnyard group of ducks in a
pool and chickens busily scratching
the earth, while a rooster perched
upon a fence, is expressing his satis
faction with vociferous crowing. Peo
ple often express wonder as to where
the old stages are now.
??White Salt" ia l?rica.
A "medical man" has been writing
interesting letters from the Congo
Free State. He says that of all the
white man's possessions, the one most
coveted is "white salt," GO called, to
distinguish it from the home product,
which is a sort of blaok cinder-like
substance, and. so scarce as to oause
much suffering. Tuero are many
parasitical diseases, both external and
internal, caused by its lack. If a white
man gives them a spoonful, it is most
carefully divided, and if in the distri
bution there has been a miscount, the
"over-looked" man will lick the palm
of the hand in which the original
treasure lay to secure the last grain.
Some poorly informed person lately
produced an article called, "Why
Salt?" in which he fancied ho made
out a case for man's going without
salt. Ho had little physiological
knowledge and had never read how the
entire deprivation of salt ruins ani
mids.-New York Independent.
Thc Workmen's Feast.
If you have passed the tall building
in course of construction on the south
west corner of Broadway and Twenty
eighth street within the past few days
you have probably noticed protruding
from the top of the struoture a small
portion of a cedar tree.
To the observer the twig has no
significance whatever, but to the
I workmen it means a "blow off." When
the very highest point on a new build
ing is reached the workman who puts
up the last stouo or brick also puts up
the tree, and then all the workmen go
out and drink from a keg, for -which
the builder pays.
This custom had its erigin in Ger
many many years ago, and is still ob
served there, where the workmen take
a day off and feast at their employer's
I expense. In New York, where the
oustom was only recently introduced,
the feast consists of no more than the
keg.-New York Herald.
A Polite Highwayman.
A highwayman appeared at the house
of the widow Holbrook in Chautauqua
County and demanded her money.
She had none and told him so, where
upon he apologized for the intrusion
and, putting some wood in the stove,
departed,-Saasas City SliUt
Aluminum is now being used in mak
j in g the bodies of cabs.
It is proposed to introduce the elco
trio light into Hinda temples at Cey
The number of known nebnlo and
star clusters had reached 9369 at the
beginning of 1895.
Piercing the flesh with even the fin
est needle hurts, because the nerves
ore so thickly matted just under the
skin that not even the flo est point can
. be introduced without injuring one or
The present century, it is stated,
has witnessed the birth of not lose
than fifty-two volcanio islands,, of
which nineteen have disappeared be
neath che sea, while ten are now in
It is found that a person eating
meat alone cannot digest more than
two pounds a day without causing ill
ness. When less than two pounds of
roast beef is taken iu a day, all but
about three per cent, is digested.
AU bottled mineral waters, artificial
as well as natured, have been found by
a Germ?n pharmacist to contain bac
teria. The waters are mostly germ
free when taken from the earth, the
bacteria being introduced by careless
ly washed bottles, corks, eto.
The average yearly sunshine in
England, according to a recent work
by Dr. Yan Bebbier on meteorology
and hygiene, is 1400 hours ; In Ger
many, 1700. London averages twen
ty-three boars of sunshine- out of a
possible 100, and Madrid sixty-six.
M. Elise Booina) wants to have a
terrestrial globe made 400 feet in di
ameter. It would show things on a
soale of about half an inoh to the mile,
and allow relative heights and dimen
sions to be properly exhibited. He is
asking for the help of the other geog
raphers of the world.
A workman in a limestone quarry at
Mcquok'jta, Iowa, the other day, found
imbedded in a rock, twenty-five feet
below the surface, a fly. The fossil is
perfect. The feelers and legs and deli
cate wings, as well as the body, are as
complete as when the insect alighted
and stuck ia the ooze away baok ia the
upper silarial period ages ago.
The refrigeratiog laboratory is
achieving new results. As the tem
perature is lowered, even the most in
tense ohemioal aotion is reduced and
finally disappears altogether; M.
Kaonl Piotet reports the novel discov
ery that certain combinations-impos
sible to make at ordinary temperatures
-may be effected ander a suitably
regulated degree of cold.
Braved the Lightuiog.
It was a square kite, not the ooffin
shaped affair shown in story-book pic
tures. To the upright stick of the
cross Franklin attached his pointed
rod-a sharp wire, about a foot long
-and provided himself with a silk
ribbon and a key; the ribbon, to
fasten to the Btring after he had raised
the kite, as some possible protection
-how much he did not know-agaiust
the lightning entering his body ; and
the key, to be seoured to the junotion
of the ribbon and string to serve as a
conductor from which he might draw
the sparks of celestial fire-if it oame,
pays Park Benjamin in Cassier's Mag
When the thunder storm broke he
went ont on the open common near
Philadelphia and faced death-faced
the tremendous power of the lightning
stroke, before wbioh all people of all
ages had quailed in terror ; faced what
most of the -world then believed to be
the avenging blow of an angered God..
Tine, he believed that eleotrioity and
lightning were the same thing, and
therefore had no different properties
or effects; but he did not know.
The best existing theory, which' ac
counted for electrical phenomena at
that time was his own. The laws of
electrical conduction or resistance,
now so familiar, were not even sus
pected. Who could predict that the i
lightning would obey any law? Be
sides, he had produced tremendous
shooks with his Leyden jars in series,
And had killed birds with them. More
than that, he had been terribly
shocked himself by the same means
stunned - into insensibility and nearly
killed. He had said, again and again,
that an eleotrio shook, if strong
enough, would blot out life, though
without a pang, If his idea was cor
rect, if his conviotion was true, he was
now about to faoe an eleotrio dis
charge beside which that of the most
powerful of man-made batteries would
seem weak and insignificant.
All the world knows what happened.
The kite soared up into the black
cloud, while the philosopher stood
calmly in the drenching rain watch
ing the string, until finally he saw tho
little fibres of the hemp raise them
selves. Then, without a tremor, he
touched his knuckle to the key-and
lived. For the sparks orackied and
leaped to his finger ap harmlessly as
did that from his old familiar electri
cal machine, and allowed him to
charge his jars with it with the same
Thc mongoose ia Hawaii,
Some five or six years ago the mon
goose was imported into the islands
for the purpose of exterminating rats
in the cane fields. Various methods
were adopted to rid the fields of the
vermin but all signally failed until the
little animals were brought from
Jamaica. They are repeating what
was done by them in tho Island of
After destroying rats in the cane
fields the mongoose have attaoked
birds and fowls, materially decreasing
their number by eating eagu and the
young. As a cons?quence there are
but few quail and turney on the isl
ands. Especially is this noticeable in
Hawaii, in the viomity of tho volcano,
where previous to the introduction of
the mongoose species of this earae
were plentiinL The country in that
locality ii simply alive with the pests,
for they have proven to he that. They
attack as weil young fowl and sacking
pigs, and have been known to attempt
to carry off grown animais, after first
causing their death by strangulation.
As the mongoose finds the rats,
toads and crans disappearing it at
tacks sitting fowls and carries off
their eggs, and kills young pigs, kids,
lambs, calves, pup*, kitten*, poultry
und game birds, deatroys fruits and
vegetables, aud is suspected of sucking
Hugar cane, eats meat and salt provis
ions and catches tish.-Pacific Com
Birds T.Kit arc Architects.
The large grosbecks of South Africa
live in large societies. They select a
tree o> considerable size, and literally
cover it with crass loof, under whicti
their common dwelling is coustruoted.
The roof serves the doable purpose of
Keeping off the heat an . the rain, and
400 or 500 pairs of birds are known tu
have the same shelter. Tho nests in
this serial dwelling are built ia regular
btreets and c'osely resemble rows ol
tenement houses. -New York Mercury.
BUDGET OF FUN.
HUMOROUS SKETCHES FROM
Suspicious-A Definition-Tit for Tat
-Greed for Gold-Identification
Made Easy-Delivering tho
Goods, Etc., Etc?
They sat in the dim-lighted parlor.
And the old folks thought they behaved,
Till they heard her say to their horror:
"Oh, Jacki you ought to get shaved!"
-New York World.
IDENTIFICATION MADE EASY.
"By what distinctive mark might
yonr dead friend be identified?"
"Sowas deaf."-Philadelphia Bal
TIT FOB TAT.
"They say eggs should always come
packed in layers."
.?Yes, and onions in tieia."-Brook
GREED FOR GOLD.
"She has a heart of gold."
"That settles my chances, thea
Some Englishman "'U annex her,
?ure."-Oinoinnati T * uirer.
SHADES OF NEWTON t
Tommy-"Papa, there is a large
black bug on the ceiling."
Professor'very busy)-"Step on it
?nd leave me alone."-Fliegende
Johnnie-"Papa, what is honest
Papa-"Honest pride is the kind
that don't dory its own cxistenoe."
THE WRONG PERSON.
Old Bachelor (very near-sighted)
"Where's your husband !"
Charming Widow (twin sifter of the
other lady)-"I'm sure I dt*Yt know, "
AND HEAR IT TELL.
?'Freddie, why did you drop the
bady on the floor?"
"Well, I heard everybody say it is
a bounoing baby, and 1 wanted to sue
DELIVERING THE GOODS.
"Pshaw, he only married you for
"I know it, and he ought to be sat
isfied. He's getting all the spits l ean
give him. "-New York World,
' A WI3E CHILD.
Mamma-"Gracious J How dirty
your hands are. You never saw my
hands that dirty."
Elsie (aged niue)-"No, mamma;
but I 'spect gran'ma did."-Philadel
Mandy-"What de doctor say is de
matter wiv you?"
Rastus-"He say I got what he
call a torpedo lib bah."
Mandy (in evident trepidation)
?.It ain't liable to 'spode, is it?"-In
THE SILVER LINING.
"Stammering is an awful affliction,"
remarked the young woman.
"Still, it has its advantages," said
tho young man. "Fellow doesn't need
more than two or three ideas to keep
him talking a whole evening."-In
HER APPETITE STILL GOOD.
She (after the theatre party)-"Ii!
yon will remain just a little longer, I
will have some refreshments served."
He-"Proy, don't bother! You
know when a man's in love he has no
She-"Then you con watoh me eat."
HAD SEEN THEM HIMSELF,
The medicant stood before the way
farer with outstretched hands.
.'Please, sir," he said, "I have seen
"Well, that's no affair of mine,"
said the wayfarer. "Make your kiok
to the weather man if you don't like
thjj kind of a day."-Chicago Post.
A BEWITCHING BACKGROUND.
"I can't seo anything nice about
"You must be blind."
.'Well, what do you see?"
.'Her old man's property."
It was at Inst agreed, as she stood
in the midst of her ancestral domain,
that she wis altogether lovely,-De
HERE'S A GOOD HINT.
..Boast? Yes,-sir," said the butoher.
"Here is one I saved especially for
"But," said the man of uncertain
income, "I also want to settle my ac
count. I made a raise yesterday. "
"Oh! Jim put that roost back and
get one of them good ones out of the
ice box!"-Cincinnati Enquirer.
The man from the West stopped in
front of Michigan City's electric light
plant and asked a bystander :
"What is that air build i a', a fac
"No ; a plant," oame the answer.
"What do they raise there?"
"Currents," replied the quick-wit
"What are they worth a bushel?"
"We sell them by the shook."
The man from the West pulled hid
beard, scratohed his head and drove
downtown to market bis vegetables.
TOO OLD TO LEARN.
"Grandpa, " said one of the young
persons at the table, "you shouldn't
eat your Boup that way. Do you no
tice how I do it?"
"My dear child," replied the old
gentleman, "I've been eating this way,
os nearly as I can remember, for 957
years, eleven months and twenty-four
days, and I don't think I'll change my
style now to please a great-great-great
great-great-great- great - great- great
grant, laughter with banged hair. "
And Methuselah gazed dreamily ont
through the walls of the tent into tho
fathomless void beyond, and went on
pulling his spoon toward him.-Chic
Where Total Eclipses Are Rare.
It is a faot well known to astrono
mers that the average number of total
and partial eolipses in any one year
is four ; thAt the maximum is seven,
and the minimum two. Where only
two occur they are always both cf the
sun. There aro a great many moro
eolipses of the sun in the course of a
year or a hundred years than there are
of the moon ; this laot notwithstand
ing, however, London, the metropolis
of the world, seems to bea place where
Buoh obstructions of the van's light
The Ins and
If you get best wear out
have gone into it. You ca
Moral: You can't get the
the best is in it ; and the bes
can be taken out Now, vt(
sarsaparillas with a big " bes
what's put in you and we'll
the best." That's fair. But
say: "Ohl we can't tell. 1
the label." . . . Stop 1 Then
saparilla that has no secret to
want to know what goes in
your doctor to write frx the
satisfy yourself that you get
argument when you get Aye
Any doubt lei:? Ge
It kills doubts bul
Addreui J. C. Ayer
* Don'ts for Young Mee.
Don't pose at a reception.
Don't relate anecdotes of yourself.
Don't wear diamond studs in the
Don't wear your hat on the side of
Don't say "sir" or "ma'am" when
t Don't extend your visit unless pressed
to do so.
Don't wear your overshoes in the
Don't make a first call longer than
Don't discuss religion or politics at
a dinner party.
Don't fail in courtesy to old ladies
or old men.
Don't refuse an invitation, however
irksome it may appear.
Don't entertain your friends with all
your woes and mishaps.
Don't correct the children of your
Don't, if acting as eecort to a lady,
arrive too late. Be on time.
Don't wear creaking shoes.
Whom Did Yon Get Thia Coffee?
Had the Ladies' Aid Society of our Church
out for tea, forty of them, and all pronounced
tho German Coffee-berry equal to Rio!
Salter's catalogue tells you all ?bout lt! 85
packages Earliest vegetable seeds (LOO poer
Ii* YOU WITA orr THIS OUT AHD miro with
15c. stamps to John A. Balzer Seed Go., La
Croase, Wis., you will get free a package of
above great coffee seed and our 148 pajre cat
alogue! Catalogue alone 5c. (A. a)
A Great Blesslna-xomet hing In the lteaeh
What would you t ink of a man who wa3
sick and constantly lived in reach of sa'va
tinn, yet because he had fa:loi in other direc
tions ref use? to tako the bles lng rh tis before
him? This was the case w th Mr. John S.
Cook, of Atlanta.
"I have been suffering with flyspep ia for
ten yea?. I began taking Tyner's Oysp-p?ia
K nie iv and gained fifteen pounds in thirty
dayu I commend it to tho public as a treat
blessing. I < an ? 11 su;.p r, go to bcd and sleep
?ike a babe- omething 1 could not do before."
Price 50 cts. per bottle. For sale by all drug
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by leal applications, as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of tue ear. There is only one
way to cure Deafness, and that is by consti
tutional remedie-. Deafness is caused by an
i> flamed condition of the mucous lining of
?he Eustachian Tube.' When this tube gets
inflamed you have a rumbling sound or im
Eerfect hearing', and when it is entirely c osed
leafness is the result, and un e-s the inflam
mation can be taken ont and this tube re
stored to its normal condition, hearing will be
destroyed forever: nine cases out of ten are
Tf>rf^f-', ,tnr'' --Md .-- -r . n .--^?nln \
?med con 'itlon of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Desfrez (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send
F. J. CHiatrr & Co., Toledo, 0.
erSold by Dru relats, 75c.
Mothers Who Uae Parker'* flinger Tonie
iiT-isi that it benefit-? more than other medi
cines for every form of distress.
The World's Earliest Potato.
That's Saker's Earliest, flt for use la 28
days. Saker's new late potato, Champion
of the World, ls pronounced the heaviest
yielder in the world, and we challenge you
to produce its equal I 10 aorea to Saker's
Earliest Potatoes yield 4000 bushels, sold la
June at tl a bushel-$4000. That pays. A
word to the wise, etc.
NOW IT YOU WILL CUT THIS OUT 4.XD 8XXD lt
with 10c. postage to the John A. Saker Seed
Co., La Grosse, Wis., you will get, free, 10
paokages grains and grasses, including Teo
cinte, Lathyrus, Sand Vetch, Giant 8purry,
Giant Clover, etc, and our mammoth seed
ca'.f.logue. (A. 0.)
TRIS AERMOTOR CO. doe* bair UJ* wort?"
windmill b usine**, beean** lt tia? reduced tb? cort of
?tad power to vi what lt wis. K ba many brauen
houses, and supplies lu good* and repair*
t your door, lt can s>ud does furn lah a
. ?euer article tor Itu money than
fothers. It makes pumping ant
I Geared, Steel, QalTanUO?^tter
J Completion Windmill?, fliting
Flied Steel Tower*,SteelB***S?w
.-..?es. Steel reed Cutter* and reta
, Grinders. On appllcaUen lt will na.TM on*
,_ of these article? that lt wUl fumlai until
january 1st at 1/3 the uaual price. It al?omake*
Tanks and Pumps of all kind*. Bend for cacUogua
Factory: Utk. Rockwell tai Fillmore Stmta. Chicar?
Cleanse* and beautifies the hair.
Promotes a luxuriant growth.
Never Fall* to Beitore Gray
Hair to Its Youthful Color.
Cures scalp du>tie? it bair faJwg.
Morphine Habit Cared la IO
to 20 days. No pay till cured,
DR. J. STEPHENS. Lebanon .Onie.
If "La Belle C
the can, lt isn't Wi
Are recognised as the best for ail ?
I North or South, because they
Sprout Quickly, Grow Vii
That is their record the world OT er
to earliness. There ia Ut? of mo
geinf to make % bold statement b
th* world ar* produced from Baise
If you wish to make moasy-t ialla
ahead of your nolghbort- plant
denen' Thole**!* list 4S*T*U( Bti
Bl th* world, flt for market la 00 di
We mak* a specialty cf eholoe pi
Balser'* Earliest Cucumber eau
Oar mammoth Plant Md Seed
b? choicest TH stables, with pries*
I pc*Mgr, Cf Catalogue and Paokagi
I Outs of lt.
of a coat, best work must
ui't get good bread out of
'best out cf anything, unless
t has to bc put in before it
? have a nile to test those
t" on the bottle, "Tell us
decide fer ourselves about
: these modest sarsaparillas
t's a secret. Have faith in
s's one exception; one sar
hide. It's Ayer's. If you
ito Ayer's Sarsaparilla, ask
; formula. Then you can
:he best of thc sarsaparilla
: <:ure? doubter*.
Co., Lo wt II, Mus.
Mr. Wm. J. Carlton, ot Elizabeth, N.
J., says : "I consulte 1 aphysicl tu ia
the coan try this summer wnw ( was
spending my vacation, about a
chronic dyjpopsia, with which I
have been a goo I deal troubled. It
takes the form of indigestion, the
food I take not becoming assim
ilated. After prescribing for me for
some time, the physlolan told me I
would have to be treated for
several months with a mild laxative
and corrective-something that
would gradually bring bick my
normal oondition without the vio
lent Action of drastic remedia. I
recently sent to the Doctor (Dr.
Thomas Cope, ot Nazareth, Pa.)
a box of Bipans Tabules, and wrote
him what I understood the ingre
dients to be-rhubarb, ipecac, pep
permint-, aloes, nux v?mica and
soda. He writes back : 'I think the
formula a very good on*, and will
no doubt just suit you,* "
Ripa m Tab lea are sold br dru* il.it*, or br maa if
the price (90 cent* a cox) ie se it to The Ripaoa
Chemical Co upa ?r, Ko 10 spruce SC, Sew xoraU
Simple vial. 10 cents.
DO YOU RAISE
If so, send In your name at once aa
... a contestant for . . .
for the largest acre yield of these
important Southern Crops. Full par*
ticulars by return mail.
Keep a record of your work and
watch all the leaks on your farm.
Contest open to all subscribers of
IHK CONSTITUTION. No entryfee.
j-A'.teadto it today.' Address " '
The Atlanta Constitution,
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 undei
A trial of this plan costs but
little and is sure to lead to
Our pamphlets are not advertising; circulars boom
ing special fertilizers, but are practical works, contain
ing latest researches on the subject of fertilization, and
ure really helpful to farmers. They are ?eat tree fae
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
03 Nassau St., New York,
A WEEK ?BENTS
Local ur traveling,
ladie* or cents, selling
National Patent Dial*Washer,
best tua.ie. sim pie, dumble, low price,
well and honestly nmde, washes and
dries uglies in two minut?e, no muss,
?lop, scalded fingers or broken dishes,
a child can operate, every oue warranted, one ia a
locality means a sale to all the neighbors, sells on
merit, every 1 imlly buys, permanent situation, writ?
for artney. Vorld Mfg. Co., ?J -?. Columbus, Oblo.
A. N. D.Ten, '?8
h been benefited by Brown's Iron
Ic wonder they look well and happy.
ls of mothers and babies can look
if they will use
'OWN'S IRON BITTERS,
cure for v/omen's troubles and
,rthens weak and puny children.
iee on the wraf per show it to be genuine,
emical Co., Baltimore, Md.
alls and ellmes, whether East or West,
gorously, Produce Enormoutl)!
. Being Northern-grown, t?jay ara bred
aey maue ia early vegetables, aad we are
.re that the eari est, eboioest vsgttablse ia
r's feeds. Oar Gitelogos tells voa wh v, se
.havevegetables ia the market fi) to 20days
Sa.MT'S Seeds, thad 4c for markst gar
aiag Ca toare ta Us earliest Cabbage novell*
ivs! Pig . iso ; ot. ff*.; X lb., ?.00.
idirree Ouion 6?e<l: Oue. per mad!
Atbe beat. Pkg., 10c.; es., Sk.: E lb., Soe.
Catalogue,eoatailiag a magaince&t errar of
dit chtap, ls melted torea npoa receipt ox bo.
> cf Eery Bird Ri dish upon receipt of Ss.