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lour blood lc Spring ls aknott oertala to
be rall of Imparities-the accumulation
of the winter months. Bad veatL'atlon
ct sleeping rooms, Impure alt in dwell
tvflt factories and shops, overeating,
leary, improper foods, failure of the
kidneys and liver properly to do extra
work thus thrust upon them, are the
prime causes of *\ua ecudftlon, It ls
(if the utmost importance ti: 4 you
Bow., as when wanner weather comes and
the tonio effect of cold braning air is
(one, your weak, thin, impure blood
will not furnish necessary strength.
That tired feeling, loss of appetite, will
open the way for serious disease, ruined
health, or breaking out of humors and
impurities. To make pure, rich, red
blood Hood's Sarsaparilla stands un
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How it Was Settled.
The following story ia told of Judge
D. M. Key, now retired :
A mountaineer, who seemed to be
half-witted, waa brought into court,
charged with moonshining.
"Aro you guilty or not guilty?"
asked the judge.
"I don't know what yo' mean?" re
turned the prisoner.
"Didyou or did you not moke liquor
without paying license?"
".Course I did. It's good liker
"Well, didn't you know it was
"'Course not. Pap made it, an* he
wer' a gooa man, a preacher."
-There was such a vacant look in the
man's face that Judge Key believed
him to he semi-idiotic. Turning to the
district attorney, he iiaid: "I don't
know what to do in this case. The
man ia evidently non compos mentis."
"I'll tell yo', jedge/' suggested the
culprit, 'sposin' we jeai let thia thing
drap on both sides. "
And the case was "drapped."
The Lucky Man's Wife.
She is never a martyr.
She never divulges her methods.
She never apologizes for the fool.
She leta every one have affairs ol
She never describes her n hes and
She never dwells on unpleasant rem
She never communicates any news
She ia always polite and cordial to
the children's friends.
Disorder of a temporary nature doos
not visibly disturb her.
Sheneveer tells her husband any
thing of tho least unpleasant charac
She never correcta the children in
the presence of any person, even tho
WHAT HEADACHE IS.
THE DANGER SIGNAL THAT NATURE
GIVES TO WOMEN.
It margines That Serions Female Trouble
Most female diseases manifest their
presence by a headache.
'S VT.en a dull heavy ache in the head
ia accompanied by disordered stomach v
bad taste in the
it lis time
to Locate the
Wo will tell
no w that the
trimble ia imminent.
Dont let this fearful disease get
you in its power. If you are uncertain,
write to Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass.,
giving full symptoms. Your letter will
be read, acted upon and answered by
one of your own sex, and without
Note Mrs. Snyder's letter to Mrs.
"Before taking your remedies, day
after day I would read the testimonials
of women who had been cured by th e
use of your Vegetable Compound.
" At last I decided to write and tell
you my condition.
"I had been examined by physicians
Who told me that my womb was
very large and prolapsed, and alco
?aid there waa a growth on the
inside of the womb that must be cut
out; menstruations were so painful
that I suffered for three days of every
to get any
it was impossib le
rest. For two
now I am
cured. I hud
there was no
cure for me, and it on ly
took five bottles cf your remedies to
cure me."-Maa. Ii. -SNTDEB, Trenton
Junction, N. J.
and WHIS1T habits aired. Book inrrt
fUL Br. B. B. (.C:>"ET. ATLAST*, Ci.
ENRY MARKHAM, M.
P., had accepted an
invitation from his
Y^SPT^s. political friend, Sir
v Jw i> GeorgeHoward, to his
country house. As the
visit was more politi
cal than private, Mr.
Markham brought his
private, and political secretary, John
Warrington, with him. An import
ant measure was before the House,
and a division was expeoted to take
place immediately. Sir George rep
resented land, Mr. Markham, capital ;
and Warrington knew more about
bota than either. Besides, Mr. Mark
ham was vicariously engaged on a
work dealing with bimetallism. War
rin ;tou had ideas on the subject, and
Mr. Markham believed in these so far
that he had decided to put his own
?aue to them*
"Warrington," he explained to Sir
George, "is a deuced clever fellow.
Ho works up my f.peecb.es, ; you see, I
am very busy ; and upon my soul, I
could not do them better myself."
This statement was scrupulously
tm?. Mr. Markham and hin secretary
achieved immediate and merited un
popularity with Sir George Howard's
household and guests. Markham was
ignorant, ill-bred and arrogant. The
secretary was a man of undoubted na
tural gifts-he was highly educated
and had a tine literary style-but he
was looking in the savoir vivre that
makes civilization worth while. A
strong character, he wau ted that pre
cise mental adjustment necessary to
those who make the best of life as it
is and leavo the conduct of lifo as it
ought to be to remote posterity.
Warrington's apparent indifference to
his own and chief's social failure was
pure affection. He was miserable and
triud to disguise his emotion by an
overdone cynioiBm, and a preposterous
interest in bimetallism. Bc worked
night and day at~Mr. Markman's book
with only an hour off in the afternoon
for pistol practico-his sole recreation.
Miss Marion Howard, Sir George's
daughter and mistress of his house,
wat at first civil to tbe private and
po etical secretary. It was her duty.
Bimetallism she earnestly believed to
be a bore, though a harmless one, but
when she discovered the bimetallist
was also a socialist, she was not snre
that she ought not to send for the
police* The secretary's fate was
serle J. Henceforth there -.mst be a
gnat taboo. Warrington was a dan
gerous character. But tho great
division was stiM in the future. The
dangerous cha: r?cter must perforce be
tolerated for the present. A Com
mittee of Public Safety was meantime
organized. Its President was a pub
lic school boy and its action was!
worthy of its President.
Ono evening the secretary was stroll-1
in j through th s grounds thinking [
about bimetallism and other things.
In a dark corner of a shrub-bordered
path he stumbled over the out
stretched legs of a man lying on the
grass. Warrington apologized, but
the man was not appeased. His coarso
faoe, enormous muscles and whole set
up could hardly be mistaken ; he was
a price fighter, or should havo been.
He would accept no apology.
.'I have apologized," said Warring??
ton. "What more do you wan$4*"
"I want to know iUjff^von think
youreelf a man, you/jf\yafc up yoar
fives?" Jr 1 v J
"No," ?aid^ajriajjtoa, ??T won?t.
Bntm^yoQ whatm do."
^Seput his hand into his L;p pooket
and snatched out a short, black ob
ject with a barrel, which he pointed
at the man's face. "If you advance a
single step I'll put a bullet in your
The man fell baok. Thero was a
slight movement in the shrubbery.
Warrington noticed it,
"Observe," he said sharply. "Iou
think I oonld not hit you in the head
in this light? See me take that branoh
off the yow I" He pointed the pi s to i
straight at the densest growth of un
derwood. There was a hasty scramble
and the sounds of tanning footsteps.
The pugilist again gave ground.
"Go !" said Warrington. "And if
ever you molest me again I'll fire first
and think the matter over afterward."
In the smoking room that evening
Warrington was reading and smoking
a cigar, when young Charlie Telford,
the President of the Committee, ex
"What do you think of a sweep
who draws a revolver on an unarmed
"That he is a sweep,"came so unan
imously it was evident the scene had
Wairington did not appear to hear.
"Wlbat do you say, Warrington?"
Telford asked, pointedly.
"lt depends," replied .the secretary,
"upon what tho unarmed man was do
ing-or going to do. If he was inof
fensive the man with tho gun was a
"Suppose the nnarmod man was of
"Then the man with tho gan wa3 an
"For not firing."
"Oh, indeed I Perhaps, under tho
same circumstances, you would havo
.That's curiotfs," broko in two or
three. "For they say that you your
self were molested this evening and
that you didn't fire. "
.*1 was molested as^jou soy, nut it
wasu'i neocssary to fire, fortunately
for me, as I had not got a gun."
"We won't hagglo over the word
gun. It is certain you had a pistol."
"Oh dear, no," said Warrington,
knocking the ashes off his cigar. "I
had only a pipe case."
Tho subject was dropped, and with
it the private secretary. When Miss
Howard received the report of the
committee she laughed immoderately.
So they had had their trouble for
nothing. At the same time tho girl
did not forgive the secretary certain
sins of omissiou. He had treated her
from the first with marked indiffer
cuoe. Still she was glad of tho over
throw of the committee. She wanted
to be her own executive.
Miss Howard told her best girl
friend that nhe began to hate the sec
retary heartily on his own merits.
She often met him as he was entering
or leaving the castle for his daily
walk. When shu was wearing a new
o:: particularly attraotive gown she
was certain to meet him. This co
incidence was without exception. The
secretary's tired fuco began to bright
on as she passed. Her antipathy was
really loss violent than she had de
scribed it to her friend. But he was
still oontumaoious. He had not yet
bent the knee and did not seem likely
to do so.
Mr. Markham's visit was nearly
over. The last evening had come. A
skating party had been improvised.
All the guests, except the seore*ary,
were on tho ice ; a lake fi vo miles over
a lonely moor. Warrington went
there, too, but only to look on. He
did not oare to join the skaters. They
did not care either. One, perhaps
but. that would' anticipate. As the
evening advaaced snow began to fall.
It came gently at first,'and the skaters
enjoyed it. It made them white and
picturesque. It dulled the sharp ring
of their skates into a muffled rumble
as they -sped over the fast coating ice.
lt clung in delightful little frosty
filaments to the eyelashes of the girls
and whitened the mustaches of the
men. It was grand. Then tho snow
king changed his mind suddenly. Ho
sent forth hie tempost in a moment.
The little fleecy flakelets were followed
by blinding drifts. Darkness covered
tho land and an impenetrable snowfall
the skaters. Racing blindly for the
lake shore they found banks here and
there in detached groups ; sometimes
three or four together, hand in hand ;
often one by one, blinded, dazed, de
The 6eoretary sat on a tree stump by
the bank and watched, careless of his
snowy jacket. The thing interested
him-nothing more. He told himself
that he did not care a straw if the
whole party, man, woman and child,
perished in the drifts. Still he waited
persistently. He did not tell himself
for what. At last he arose. Just then
a muffled hum of a pair of skates
sounded far ont on the ico. The sound
waxed louder and fainter alternately.
Like the traveler in a primeval forest
who has lost his way, this skater was
moving in a circle. Let him circle till
he perished. She must now be well
on the way to the castle. But-duty 1
Warrington put his two hands to his
mouth and sent a deafening shout
across the ice. A faint cry answered
back. He shouted again to indicate
the direction. Then he heard tho
sound of skates plowing through the
deepening snow straight for him. The
sound swerved to the right.
"Tho way," W rrington roared from
In ten second isa Howard fell ex
hausted into his It was impossi
ble to keep tb ow off her. He
could only wait TX &e had reoo vered
breath, and then i 'ao?t a word of
apology he took K up in his arms
and carried her to tuc partial shelter
of a belt of underwood. The cold be
came intense. Warrington soon saw
that before she had even recovered^
strength the girl's circuJ^Jh^j^gTn^
nin8 down. ShorffitfaThfl kopi moving
?j^h$-Syonla freeze to death. She
fas already half asleep. Fortunately
he had a small flash of brandy that the
housekeeper of the castle had pressed
upon him when he started. He forced
eome drops into the girl's lips, and,
when she partly revived, said sharply :
"Now the ni Marchi"
"I cannot move a step. I am faint.
I cannot breathe. This awful snow I"
He shook her roughly. She would
not stir. He hardened his heart and
struok her in the faca with bis open
hands. She only moaned and hid her
head upon his shoulder. He tried to
cover her from the awful downfall
whioh momentarily increased. Then,
failing in this, he burst out passion
"Listen to me. Where oro your
friends gone? Why have they deserted
you? (They had not really missed
her.) Do you hear me? I am going
to stand by you. And won't you even
try to move?"
"I cannot, save yourself," she
'No; I am not that sort. Now
He raised her in his arms and slowly
plodded through tho snow. He had
tramped that pathway often and knew
it well. Bat tho snow was terrible.
Down it came, thickening every
minute. It beat him soon. He was
knee deep in it-and ho was off the
track. When he discovered this by
the uneven footing underneath the
deep coating he stopped. Warrington
was no coward. But his heart failed
him. He was physically incapable of
carrying the girl farther. No shelter
was near. The girl herself was abso
lutely exhausted. Ho appealed to her
"Could you not try to walk a bit
just to rest me? I can do no more.
"What's ibo good of trying?" she
answered feebly. "It is impossible.
Why don't you leave me? I want to
sleep. I want to die."
"That's whore the trouble is. I
don't want you to die."
Again he struggled forward. Some
shelter must be at hand. Somo help
must bo near. If neither ore nor
other-well, he could take a leaf from
the book of the dainty little patrician
ho carried in his weary democratic
arme. . He, too, could die ganae. And
so ; forward I The snow was worse
than ever. The girl by a great effort
aroused herself and said :
"You have done enough, too much,
am sorry I have not quite under
stood you. I know you now. Good
bless you. Savo yourself. I asked
"I will not eave myself," ho oried
hysterically. "I will not leave you. j
will fight on."
But he was dead beat. The girl
flucg herself from his arms saying ;
"Together then." Hampered by her
dress the exertion of forcing her way
through the drifts was terrible. Hie
courage gave her strength. The end
came soon. They faced euch other si
lently ; each waiting for th; other to
speak. Then the niau said quietly:
'The snow must bo clearing o!F or
weare in the lee of something-sjmc
' 'God grant it," said the woman.
"I noticed it, but feared it might not
They could not see a yard ahead.
An o t h er'effo r t then ! After a few steps
they were brought up by a wall. It
must be an outbuilding of some farm
house. They found the door; they
were saved-for the moment. The
house, a mere cattle shelter, was for
tunately nearly full of hay. He twisted
a firm wisp and brushed her skirts olear
of snow. She must have perished if
the thiok coating had been allowed
to thaw and drenoh her. Ee wrapped
her up in a heep of hay and induced
her to swallow a fow more drops of
brandy. Then ho incontinently fin
ished the flask himself. Qoing to the
open doorway of tho shelter he stood
As the night wore away, the snow
gradually ceased. The moon at last
shone out. To his surprise Warring
ton recognized the locatity-a hillside
halfway between the castle and the
I reotory where Miss Howard's married
sister lived. She was asleep when he
went to her. He awoke her gently.
She was now well rested and almost
"So we can get back to the castle
before daybreak?" she asked anxious
"No," ho answered. "We can make
the rectory-not the castle."
"Why not the castle?"
"There are various reasons," he
She would not argue with him ; "he
had saved her life. They started for
the rectory, and now that they had
sufficient light to avoid the deeper
drifts, reached their destination with
out much difficulty. They rarely spoke
during tho journey.
"Not that way," Warrington inter
posed sharply, as Miss Howard was
making for the hall door of the rec
tory. He wrapped his handkerchief
round his right hand and broke the
glops of a ground floor window. "This
will serve better," he said, as he un
fastened the clasp and threw up the
sash. "Let me help you." He took
the girl up in his strong arms and set
her in the room. The wind was rising ;
the fitful moonlight failed; snow be*
gan to fall' again.
"Good-night," he said, softly; "and
I hope you won't be anything the
She seized his outstretched hand
and held it fast. "Were are you go
"Going! Oh, going, in the first
place, to lose myself in the snow
"For what purpose?"
"3o that, don't you see? when I
find my way again I will bo at the cas
tle, you here. That-that cattle shel
ter business is all a myth. I say so
who should know. You see now?"
There was a pause, and then the girl
said with a slight sob :
"You ore sure you will find you woj
to the castlo?"
"Oh, yes, sure enough, and not verj
particular whether I do or not."
"You must be not only porticalor,
but certain. Else-"
"I go with you. I know what it
means, but I will go-unless you
promise to find your way to the castle
"How much more?"
"To come back to-morrow or-"
She kissed him on the lips. He
forgot the piercing cold, the merciless
snow. He took her face in bis be
numbed hands and drew it dose to
him again. * 'Do you mean- it?'' ne
asked, in a trembling voice.
**Yea, with all my heart."
"Thun I promise," - ^
He tamed from her and set his
against the storm. Soon he
out of her sight into the snow.
"Ho will come tb-morrow, "jjfce B&i?t
in a low, happy voioe.-Jghiok and
lenco in Persia.
The squalid, shabby appearance of
Shiraz is not improved by the delapi
dated ramparts of dry mud which sur
round it. Its very ruins are evidence
of the apathy reigning among its de
generate inhabitants. Incessant earth
quakes have destroyed whole streets of
houses, but no one takes the trouble
to rebuild them, and the population
was once nearly double what it is now
The climate of Shiraz is delioious,
but dangerous. To a new-comer tho
air feels dry, pure and exhilarating ;
but Shiraz is really such a hot-bed of
disease that it has been christened tho
"Fever Box." The dreaded Shiraz
fever, which has proved fatal to eo
many European?, tu say nothing of
natives, is a result of the miasma
arising from tho surrounding plains
after their annual inundation. Medi
cal science is at a very low ebb in Per
sia ; purging and bleeding are the two
remedies most resorted to by tho na
tive hakim. If these fail, a dervish is '
called in and writes ont charma or
forms of prayer on bits of paper,
which are rolled up and swallowed like
pills. Persian surgery is, I am told,
not much better. In oases of amputa
tion tho limb is simply hacked off by
repeated blows of a heavy chopper.
In the case of fingers and toes a razor
is used, the wound being dipped into
boiling oil or pitoh immediately after
the operation. -Outing.
All moths produce some form of
Tho silkworm is liable to over 100
Silkworm eggs are about tho size of
The French introduced seri-onlture !
in Louisiana in 1718.
In the year 1600 the manufacture of
silk began in England.
In 1840 th? silk factories of Prussia
employed 14,000 operators.
The product of silk in Connecticut
in 1839 was five tons of raw silk.
The Supreme Judges of tho United
States wear gowns of black silk.
There are frcm eight to ten species
of silkworms in this country.
Germany manufactured in 1887 G,
800,000 pounds of silk.
Henry VIII, was tho first English
King to wear a pair of silk stockings.
In 1711 tho first regular silk mill
in England was put in operation at
In 1718 the first patent was taken
out in England for the manufacture of
In 1861 six new speoies of silk
worms were undergoing development
A Goat Leads the Flock.
In Switzerland and other mountain
ous countries the goat loads long
strings of animals daily to and from
the mountains, but it is in South
Africa that it is regularly kept and
employod as a leader of flocke??! sheep.
Should a blinding storm of ruin or hail
drive tho silly 6heep before it, or
cause them to huddle together in a
corner, so as to suffocate each other,
the trained goat will wake them up,
and by n method best known to him
self will induce them to follow him to
; a place of safety.
The fever went at the tarn of the night,
She lies like a lily white and still,
But her eyes nre full of the old love-light;
She'll live, if it be God's will.
God's will, bad lt been to snatch ber away,
We bad bowed, we had knelt, wo had kissed
Bat His own dear will bids oar darliag stay,
And wo, we jost than - God.
Sweetheart, I ne'er may know,
No ver may see;
White is the blossom snow
Green is the lea; ,
Still the stream sings of you,
All tho wood rings of you
Sweetheart, oh sweetheart mino,
Where can you be!
True love I ne'er may meet
AU the world through,
Dim is the dawn, and sweet,
Deep is the dew.
Li-tou- oh lost and dear!
Come-for your love is here,
Here in the hazel wood,
Waiting for you.
-Bosamund Marriott Watson.
I oount hot life by length of years
A harping drone of weary notes
B?t by this rosary of tears
And glowing hours and greater thoughts.
And crystal truths tn silence sought
By alchemy of common things.
And In this rosary Inwrought,
Which at my pilgrim girdle swings
By every gentle air that blows
With muslo from some tender string,
As pioneering Fancy goes
Through lonely lands adventuring,
For these the highest God I praise,
As living hours and unalloyed,
Content that all mv other days
May pass to time's abysmal void.
There is an end to kisses and to sighs;
There ls au end to laughter and to tears;
An end to fair things that delight our eyes,
An end to pleasant sounds that oharm our
An end to enmity's foul libeling,
And to the graoious praise of tonder friend,
There is an end to all but one sweet thing
To love there is no end.
That warrior carved an empire with his
The empire now is but Uko him-a name;
That statesman spoke and by a burning
Kindled a nation's heart into a flame:
Now naught ls left but ashes, und we bring
Our homage to new men; to them we
There is an end to all but one sweet thing
To love there ls no end.
AU beauty fades away, or else, alas!
Mon's eyes grow dim, and they no beauty
The glorious shows of nature pass and pass;
Quickly they come, as quickly do they
And he who hears the voice of welcoming
Hears next tho slow, sad farewell of his
There is an end to all but one sweot thing
. ' To love there ls no end.
-All tho Year Around.
The spring never comes to tho city;
In vain on its slate and stone
Tho wide warm waves of the south wind
With their message of lifo are blown.
We hear no tumult ot bird song
In the sunshine after the showers.
And tho smoky noon's ne'er haunted
With the charm of the bursting flowers.
But out where her steps are welcome,
Her brooks are all In tune,- * -
And all day long to the blossoms
Ton can hear the south wind croon.
The bluebirds chirp and twitter,
And blithe from the poplar's crest,
The robin sings tn the twilight
HisBongs to the golden weat
I know* that the spring is about me,
And fain I would up and away
From the dizzy whirl to the country,
Where beauty and peace have sway;
Where the village girls are braiding
Wild flowers by the shady stream,
And tho drone of the sleepless city
Is a half forgotten dream.
-P. Mc Art har.
The Other One.
Sweot little maid with winsome eyes
That laugh all day through tho tanglod
Gazing with baby looks so wiso
Over the arm of the oaken chair,
Dearer than you ts none to mo,
Dearer than you there can bo nono;
?inco in your laughing face I seo
Eyes that tell of another ono.
Bore where the firelight softly glows,
Sheltered and safe and snug and warm,
What to you is the wind that blows,
Driving the sleet ot tho winter's storm?
Bound your head the ruddy light
Glints on the gold from your tresses
Bat deep is the drifting snow to-night
Over the head of another one.
Hold me olose as you sagely stand,
Watching the dying embers shine;
Then shall I feel another hand
That nestled once in this band of mine;
Poor little band, so cold and chill,
Shut from tho light of stars and sun,
Clasping the withered roses still
That hide the face of the sleeping one.
Laugh, little maid, while laugh you may,
Sorrow comes to us all, I know;
Better perhaps tor her to stay
Under the drifting robo of snow.
Sing while you may your baby songs,
Sing till your baby days aro done;
But oh, the ache of the heart that longs
Night and day for the other one!
-Harry T. Peok, in the Bookman.
Bogus Manic Syrup.
The wooden nutmeg of Conneotionc
may or may not have er.isted, but
there seems to be no doubt that an
enterprising oitizen of Marcus, Chero
kee County, Neb., has discovered a
process by which an imitation of Ver
mont maple syrup that cannot be de
tected is made from corn cobs. Time
WSB when oom cops weie thrown on
the compost heap.
Then the manufacturer of cob pipes
gave what had been refuse a com
mercial value that in some seasons has
exoeeded the value of the grain itself.
The Omaha Bee devotes considerable
space to this newest development of
the "industrial resources of our great
State." The process is a jealously
guarded secret, but a sufficient num
ber of capitalists have been found to
form a company to go into the manu
facture of the new artiole, "samples
of which are now in the hands of the
leading confectioners and syrup job
bera of the country."-New York
A Wheel of Ice.
The wheel of ioe below the Lewiston
(Me.) falls is the mostourious freak in
the local history of that ever-changing
falls. A combination of winds, water
currents and cold formed a huge circle
of ice, almost 200 feet in diameter, as
smoothly trimmed and as correot a
cir clo as though made by art of man.
It had quick water all around it, and
moved about on its centre, making a
trip once in twenLy minutes, as near
ly as could be estimated.
Largest Prune Orchard.
Tho largest prune orchard in the
world is said to be located at Los
Gatos, on the western edge of the Santa
Clara valley, Cal. It contains nearly
50,000 trees, covering about 380 acres.
A hundred workmen and as many
horses are constantly employed on this
farm, which is provided with its own
water works and electric light plant.
New York Post,
GEMS OF THOUGHT.
The weakest living creature, bj con
centrating his powers on a single ob
ject, can ao oom pli sh something; the
strongest, bj dispersing his over many,
maj fail to accomplish anything.
There will be a harrest from every
sowing. Not one grain of the holy
seed of love can ever be lost. The life
maj sink awaj and seem to have per
ished ; but from its grave will oome an
influence which will be a blessing in
the world.-J. B. Miller.
The life that has not known and ac
cepted sorrow is strangelj crude and
untaught. It can neither help nor
teach, for it has nover learned. Tho
life that has spurned the lesson of sor
row, or failed to read it aright, is oold
and hard ; but the life that has been
disciplined bj sorrow is courageous
and full of gentle and holj love.
Anna Bobertson Brown.
Consider sweetuess of temper and
activitj of mind, if tbej naturally be
long to jon, as talents of speoial worth
and utility, for which jon will have
to give acoount. Carefully watch
against whatever might impair them ;
keep them in continual ezeroise, and
direct them to their highest ends.
It is possible to be superior to the
thousand pettj anxieties which each
daj would thrust upon us, to over
come the frictions and irritations of
business and domeatio experience, and
to expel from our griefs their bitterest
element. But it can be done onlj bj
living persistentlj in the higher
ranges of our nature.-Philip Moxom.
"To suffer and be silent, that is a di
vine art. There ia weakness in the ex
cessive craving for sjmpathj. You
think that jon are having a harder
time than jour neighbor, from whose
lips no complaint ever eecapes; but if
jon knew what his lot is you might
deem yourself fortunate in comparison I
with him.-The Watchman.
A Peculiar Bird House.
. On the northern slope of Mt. Tamal
pais, in plain sight of one of the nu
merous trails leading up from Boss
valley, is one of the most interesting
looking bird-houses to be found any
where. The miniature house itself is
not so unusual looking, but its position
is fo strange, one involuntarily asks,
"How did it get there?"
The tiny structure is fastened to the
top of one of the highest pine trees in
the vioinitj. The tree is dead, and
perhaps has been for some time. The
top is at least seven tj feet from the
ground. The trunk is verj slender,
and even if the tree were joung and
springj it would not support a man so
that he could climb at the top and nail
the bird-house in place.
How long the bird-houso has been in
its present position is another ques
tion hardly possible to answer. It
looks weather-worn, but seems to be in
good condition otherwise. The sup
ports that fasten it to the tree are ap
parently strong enough to hold it in
its present position for a long time.
Nobodj living in the vioinitj knows
anjthing about the origin of the bird
house. Some saj it has been there for
twentj jears, and others saj onlj a
short time. There seems but one so
lution of the waj in which it got into
-ite-pteoontribfty" posityO??paTfd that is"
that a number of jears ago, when the
pine tree was jounger, another tree
grew close to it, up which somebody
climbed and fastened the bird-house in
-ftk&j. The'ijeti ?fntt waa mied aa av
ladder was afterward cut down. The
quaint old structure on its lofty perch
always seems to have tenants.-San
Bobby- Mamma will a pieoe of hot
mince pie give one bad dreams?
Mamma-It will, Bobby.
Bobby-Well, I had a whole lot of
bad dreams last night without any hot
mince pie. Cau't I have a piece now
to make up for them?-Truth.
Wickwire-Somotiraes I think it
would be a good idea if a man could
be treated like a horse-shot when he
gets too old to work.
Yabsloj-It is prettj near that waj
now. When a man gets too old to work
he is fired.-Indianapolis Journal.
An Idle Scavenger.
The bowels act tho part of & scavenger, Inas
much as they removo much of tho debris, tho
waste effete matter of the system. Wheo
i hey grow idle, neglectful of duty, it is of the
utmost Importance that they should bc Im
pelled to activity. IIoRtettcr's Stomach Bit
ters effects this desirable object without strip
ing them like adrastic purgative. The Bitte?
ls also efficacious for malaria, bilious, dys
peptic and kidney trouble.
It is better to swap a little popnlarlty some
times for a good conscience than to dwarf
your conscience for a little popularity.
If you novo tried Do) ?bin?' Floating-Dorn* Boop
you have decidod to u?0 it all tho time, li you
haven't tried lt you owe it to yourself to do so.
Your erocer has it, or will trot it. Be sure that
wrappers aro printed In red.
Don't ncarlect to cnt back tho plants that
have boon in your .. Indow all winter.
Dr. Kilmers SWAMP-ROOT care?
ali Kidney and Bladder troubles.
Pamphlet and Consultation fr?e.
laboratory Binghamton. N. Y.
A woman who does not love flowers lacks
something in her make np.
"BHOWK'S BnoKcniAL Tnocnra are unri
valled for relieving Coughs, Hoarseness and
all Throat Troubles. Sold only in boxes.
Metaphors are 1 ko fireworks: they are or
namental, but thoy need careful handling.
"Thc Wooden Hen."
Tho Illustration shown herewith is smal I lo
size, but really large when wo oonsider that
the "Wooden Hen" is no larger than a livo
ben, yot has double the capacity. It weighs
only fifteen pounds, hasacapaolty of twenty
eight eggs, and while not a toy, ls just as
amusing, besides being instructivo as well.
Wo suggest that avery reader ot this write
Mr. Geo. H. 8tahl, Qulnoy, Ills., and esk for
a copy of his handsome little booklot "A,"
describing tho "Wooden nen;" also hts largo
catalogue of the Modol Excelsior Incubator.
All sent fro?. Mention this papor._
It Never Fulls.
Tvncr's Dyspepsia Remedy has been on the
market for savcral years, and tho universal
verdict is that it never fails to accomplish its
work. It is a rottd ana officient remedy for
all stomach and bowtd diseasos. Its nso does
not interfere with business or pleasure, but
odds to both. Nearly all diseases are caused
by indigestion. Stop lt and your health will
bo perfect. A few doses of Tvner's Dyspep
sia Remedy will do it. Price 80 cents per bot
tle. For salo hy all druzpl-ts.
Take Parker's Ulnger Tonio Home With
you. It will exceed your expectations in
abating colds, and many ills and aches.
lase Plso's Curo for Consumption both In
my family and practice.-Dr. f?. W. PATTIB
60.V, Inkster, Mich., Nov. 0,1894.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teothlng. softens the /urns, reduc?s Inflamma
tion, allays pain.cures wind colic. 23c. a bottle.
FITS stopped ree by DH. KMNB'H ?HEAT
NERVE RESTORER. Vo fitsaftor flrstday's nw.
Marvolous cures. Treatise and $2.00 trial bot
tle free. Dr. Kline. r31 Arch St.. Philsn Pa,
If n filleted with sore eyes nae Dr. Isaac Thomp
son's Er ?-water. Drug ?ist? sell at 25c per bottle.
His Mathematica Lame,
A Scotch tradesman, who had
amassed, as he believed, ?4,000, was
surprised at his old clerk showing by a
balance sheet that his fortune was ?6,
000. "It canna be; count again,"
said the old man. The clerk did count
again, and again declaring the balance
to be ?6,000.
The master himself counted, and he
also brought out a clear balance of
?8,000. Time after time he oast up
the columns; it was still a sis,and not
a four, that rewarded his labors. So
the old merchant, on the strength of
his good fortune, modernized his house,
and put money in the purse of the car
penter, the painter and the uphol
sterer. Still, however, he had a lurk
ing doubt of the existence of the extra
?2,000; so one winter night he sat
down to give the columns "one count
At the close of the task he jumped
up as though ho had been galvanised,
and rushed out in a shower of rain to
the house of the derk, who, oapped
and drowsy, put his head fro:n an attic
window at the sound of the knocker,
mumbling: "Who's there, and what
d'ye want?" "Ye scoundrel !" exclaim
ed his employer, "ye've added tho
year of our Lord amang the pooca!"
Elevator Passenger Trafile.
The New York Evening Post gives
eome interesting statisics with regard
to the elevator passenger traffic in
some of the great office buildings in
that city. The Equitable Life Assur
ance building, whioh has the largest
traffic, has thirty-two elevator?, of
whioh, however, only ten are for pub
lio use. These carry an average of
about 40,000 passengers a day. All
the elevators in this building are hy
draulic. Each oar uses 500 gallons at
each trip and the total consumption of
water is about 450,000 gallons an hour.
Of course the water is used over and
over, being discharged into tacks
in the cellar, and being raised again to
the roof. In the Mills' building about
20,000 persons are daily oarried in the
" My good man, I never sent for you
to tune my piano."
"No, madame, it was the people
next door. "-Voguo.
"In the springtime of the year I j
always take your Sarsaparilla as I j
' ' find the blood requires lt, and as a |
O blood purifier it is unequalled. Your j
( > pills are the best in the world. I I
( I used to be annoyed with." #
season in the same way.
poet breaks out in about
while more prosaic people
of the body. It's natural,
season. It is the time wh<
work to tho surface. It
take the purest and most
# This testimonial wi 1 be found
hundred others. Free. Address: J. <
* WALL-PAPER FREE .
Would bo dearer than ALABAflrTJJiE,
which does sot require to be taken ?lrfir1
renew, does not harbor germs, bat destroys
them, and any one can bruah At on.
Sold by all paint dealers. Write tor card
AUBflSTIHE CO.. 6raatl Bagids. Mlci.
With careful rotation ol
crops and liberal fertilizations,
cotton lands will improve. The
application of a proper ferti
lizer containing sufficient Pot
ash often makes the difference
between a profitable crop and
failure. Use fertilizers contain
ing not less than 3 to 4%
Kainit is a complete specific
Our pamphlets are not advertising circulars l>oom
ktg special fertilizers, but arc practical works, contain
i g the results of latest experiments ia this line.
Every cotton farmer should have a copy. They are
lent free for the asking.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
Ss Nassau St.. New York.
TILES AND GRATIS.
Send for Prices.
lid & Belli
School Of SiiortlirtJicl
AUG UNTA. CIA. .
No text books used. Actual business from J tr ot
ent?rine. Boniness papers, collat* cumnuf aa I
eoodi used. Send for b.mdtomoir illcsuatal e?t?
logue. Board cheaper than in any Sinthern cur
nirrUTe Promptly procured and sold.
PATtNIO Writo for pamphlet. Allabout
it Ckoadl^, CkOBdle. * Word, Klwr Ba?lela*, ilUoato.
A__ N. U.Fourteen, '90.
I Get Well
and many other dis
S The genuine yon can tell by the i
Brown Chemical <
nilHHIHI lill HI ?ll i IP IUIIIIIII lill llJIIIlflll
The new features in Jackets for
young ladies are strapped seams and
small pearl buttons. On the strap ex
tending down from the shoulder on
the sleeve, there will be a dozen small
pearl buttons on each of the three
straps, and six on the straps pointing
upwards from the wrist. The front ia
ofosed with hooks on the left side, and
two pearl bullet buttons are set eloise
together near the top, and two about
six inches above the edge below the
Wiggles-That was rather shrewd
thing tbat the people in the Fifth
Street church did with their pastor.
Waggles-What was that?
Wiggles-Ob, they gave him twenty
volumes of the collected sermons of
successful preaobers. -Somer ville Jour
Whether on pleasure bent, or baal ness, aka
on ovary trip a bottle of Syrup of .Tigs, as lt
acts most pleasantly and effectually on the
kidneys, liver and bowels, prevention fevers,
headaches and other forms of sickness. For
sale In 50 cent and fl bottles by all leading
druzgists. Manufactured by tho California
Fig Syrup Company only.
It is .-t (rreat deal bet'er to be one /thing and
not profess than to profess and not bo.
Dearness Cannot be Cored
by local applications, as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the ear. There is only one
war to cure Deafness, and that is by consti
tutional remedie*. Deafness Is caused by an
inflamed condition of the mucous lining of
th? Eustachian Tube. When this tube Bets
inflamed you have a rumbling sound or ln>
Berfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed
>enfhe*s is tho result, and unless the Inflam
matj.'-n can be taken out and this tube re?
Mored to it? normal condition, hearing will be
destroyed forever: nine cases ont of ten are
caused b> ctaxrh. which is nothing but an in
flame; con 'ition of tho mucous surfaces.
Wu will give One Hundred Do lars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catai rh) that can
not bo cured by Hall'e Catarrh Cure. Send
for circu?an*, free.
F. J. CHEWFT & Ca, Toledo, 0.
arSold by Druggists, 76c.
Catarrh can be permanently cured by a
pleasant remedy discovered i.nd recently
greatly improved by Dr. J. W. Blosser, 53 W.
Cain St, Atlanta, Gu., (a Methodist preacher)
who has had 20 years1 experience in tho treat
men t of this disease. It li smoked in a pipe,
but conta'ns no tobacco. He will mail a trial
sample free to any sufferer.
Pain ls Not Conducir? of Pleasure,
especially when occasioned by corns. Hinder
corns wlfl plea-o; it r. moves thom perfectly.
Poets Break Out f
in tho springtime. And a
great many who are not
' poets, pay tribute to the
The difference is that the
the same spot annually, $
break out in various parts
Spring is the breaking-out
m impurities of the blood ?
is the time, therefore, to f
powerful blood purifier,
in full in Ayer's "Curebook," with a
2. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Hr. Walter WatArman, of No. 24
North Eleventh street, Philadelphia,
.writes under dote ot August SI, 1333:
"I have always boon a great sufferer
from constipation. My livor soeaej
to be out of order almost all the
lima Besides my face looking
yellow. I am forty-two yours old
and hare always led an indoor Ufa *
Borne timo ago a neighbor of mine
suggested that I try RI pa as Tabulas,
I did so. I now toko them. I foal
better. My bowels act well, and they
tell me my color has gotten moro
healthy In tho faca ! usually take
one Tabulo every day, also one at
night boforo geiUng in bod, I have
tried most all kinds of rom jdiee. X
am confident from the past experi
ence that these Tabules have put me
on my feet and I would recommend
them to anybody who has boca
afflicted like ma I write I his
Ri pans Tabules aro sold by drag:-tit?, cr br ma U
If tho price (SO cen 3 a box) U sent to Tbs iUpani
Chomlcal Company, Ko. 10 Spruco st, Now Vorlc.
SomiloTlal, io co. it*.
EGG8II Strawberries Free!
Hf..rn L" j!iom?, therraat
e*t layore; P yrnoutb Rocka,
tba famine* bon. U Kif*
(rom cithei (l.Ol and free
gi planta Early Mitchell
Ul rawber-7 Earliest and
Boat; setting of both 9X0?.
a plante fra-. If roo want
io lmiTOTO your poultry flacks
and garden "na know why
chickens p?rbetter than co#s
and how iitiswberriea MTS
.lector's bi oar fr?* i.lai
trated etti Josue tell? noiqoa
Box 191. Minetta, Oeorjia.
your Druggist don't
send GO cents lu cash
or stamps for a box
il. T. SHUPTRINB,
It Cures all Skin Olscues.
Cleanses and beautifies the hair.
Promotes a lai'iriant growth.
Never Palla to Bcstoro Gray
Ha'/ to its Youthful Color.
Cunt icalp di?-?Ki ft hair tailing.
SOC and >1 JO st Ptgswffl
Amil AB Morphine Habit rared 1B 1?
Jr ll Inri ?**?>>l?r?. No pay till enrrd.
WI fl VIVI DR.o.STEPHENS.Lebanon.Ohio.
Baker & Co/s
; Pure-it's all
l BAKSR A CO., Ltd., Dorchester, Maws,
ron Bitters. It's a natural remedy.
No bad effects. Strengthens while
?eases if you give it a fair trial.
Crossed Red Lines on ?he Wrapper.
Zo., Baltimore, Md.