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CaliforniaV Great Wins Tun*
Down ai Fresno, on the St Georg?
vineyard, has lately been erected t
gig&ntio wise cask, or tnn, beaidt
which the famed Great Tan of Heidel
berg sinks into insignificance. It ii
the biggest in the world. The Great
Tun holds 49,000 German gallons, ci
42,000 American gallons, while the St.
George tan holds no less than 79,00(
gallons, or almost twiee as muoh as tb?
tao which has for 150 years been fig
uring in history.
It took two car loads of steel to hoot
tho gigantic cask, and there is enongt
lamber in it to construct an elegant
mansion. The lamber is all redwood,
obtai ned from the forests of Homboldl
county. Not one stick in ten from
which the material was selected would
answer. Absolute freedom from anj
kind of flaws was required. Whoo
the redwood was selected it took al
most two years for it to dry and un
dergo the preparation for the cask.
About two complete railroad train
loadi of this California redwood ia
used ia the Fresno great tun. The
tnn towers to a height of no less than
80 feet and it is 26 feet wide. It can
ooo tui n thirty ear Riads of wine.-San
Fran cuco Call.
Kerosene Bath for Clocks.
Di ?I yon ever try doctoring a clock
that wouldn't go with kerosene? Ii
not, try it the next time your time
piece cesses to tick. The effect is ad
mirable, the method simple. If it is
a dook that the oil will not injure-o?
metal, wood, china or marble-place it
in a bowl and poor about a pint of oil
into the baok. Place it face down
ward and let it stay over night. Even
if tho face be of paper and gets com
pletely soaked with the oil, it will do
no harm. The kerosene will evaporate
within a few days and leave it per
fectly clean. If, after this treatment,
tho c look will not go, it is because there
is something radically wrong with it
Some essectial part must be broken.
The theory is very simple, of course.
The kerosene cleans the works and re
moves the clog of oil and dust that may
be interfering with the machinery. If
you have any doubts about the efficiency
of this treatment, try it on aa old and
inexpensive dook first It can not possi
bly do any harm, however.-Ex
Domestic Question in England.
The appearance of the following
ironical advertisement in the "South
eastern Herald," of England, indi
cates that domestic service is becoming
a burning quest ion in England also :
"General servant required; board
school training; liberal wages; use of
piano; time allowed for practicing
violin and dancing; all evenings out;
followers unlimited ; dirty work doue
by mistress and daughters; early riser
objected to ; bicycle and modern cos
tume provided; latchkey; highest ref
erences given ; none required."
One View of the Case.
"Mamma, teacher whipped a boy
today for whispering in school. "
"Well, that was right"
"But mamma, he hollered ten times j
as loud as he whispered."-Chicago
T>e Significance of m. Gray Overcoat
Upon the tongue, yellowness of the skin and
eyeballs, nausea and uneasiness beneath tbe j
right ribs and shoulder blade, ls that the
victim of these discomforts ii bilious. The
"proper caper1' under such circamstances is
io toke Hosteler's Stomach Bitters, wh'cb
also cares chills and fever, .constipation, dys
pepsia, rheumatic and kidn * complaints and j
rrancis Mahoney was long known amoaj |
his acquaintances as "father Prout."
For a rears Dobbins' Electric Soap has been
imitated by unscrupulous soap maker?! 'Whyl
Because lt ls bett of 'all ?nd has an limnem,
sale.- Be sore and got Dobbin*' and toko no
Other. Tour grocer has it, or wu! get it.
Tn 1848 all s'aves were freed in the French
possessions in iho West Indies.
"J, C. Simpson, Marques*. W. Va^ say?:
" Hall's Catarrh Care cured mo of a very bad
case of catarrh.'' Ifrugiflsts sell u, 75c.
TITS ?topped free by DR. KLINE'S GREAT
NEKVE RESTORER. VO lits after flmdav's n*c
Marvelous cures. Treatise and $2.00 trial bot
tle free. Dr. Kline. 931 Arch St.. Phils... Pa.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the minis, reilacos in flam m ;
Uon, allays pain.cures wind colic 25c. a bottle.
After six years' suffering, I was cured by
Piso's Cure.-MART THOMSON. 29 1-9 ~>hlo
Ave.. Allegheny, Pa., March 19, VA.
It is of ton difficult to convince peo*
pie their blood is impure, until dread
ful carbuncles, accesses, boils, scrof
ula or salt rheam, are painful proof of
the fact. It ia wisdom now, or when
ever there is any indication ol
blood, to take Hood's Sarsaparilla, and
prevent such eruptions and suffering.
"I had a dreadful carbuncle abscessi
red, flery, fierce and sore. The doctor at
tanded me over seven 'weeks. Whon the
abscess broke, the pains were terrible, and
I thought I should not live through it. I
hcar.l and read so much about Hood's
Sarsaparilla, that I decided to take lt, and
R>7 husband, who was suffering with
boils, took it also. It soon purified oui
built me up and restored my health so
that, although the doctor said I would
not be able to work hard, I have since
done the work for 20 people. Hood's Sar
saparilla cured my husband of the boils,
and we regard it a wonderful medicine."
Mas. Asxa PXTZBSOK, La imer, Kansas.
Is the One True Blood Purifier. All druggists. %'.
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nOOU 9 rlllS take, oasy to operate. ?Kc
You are bound to succeed in
making HIRES Rootbeer if you
follow tbe simple directions. Easy
to make, delightful to take.
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1 lb Cia Be.t Baking Powder.. 40.
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1 lb. Genuine English Mustard- 4k
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td dre i'on roceiotof tb? amount. The (Jrowt ri
Tea Co., 210 W. Randolph St.. Chi eng-, II.
fIBIIIII ?ad WHISKY habits cored. Book sea
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Mri ClintSTwHtHE ALL ELSETAJLS. " B?
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io Oma Sold by druggists._Iii
IFE was indeed dark1
to Tom Farrow. It
seemed, absurd that a
mas. of his ability and
havo sought work for
three mouths and then <
miserably failed in se
curing r any thing more
substantial th nu half a dosen mere
promisee. Not yet thirty years old,
the author of several fairly successful
romance?, and now he was standing
iu a gloomy third story room look
ing disconsolately upon his last green
How impossible such a condition'
would have seemed to him a year or
two before ! Then he was well estab,
lishe d iu a thrifty publishing house as
reader of manuscripts and general ad
viser to the firm. Little was saved of
his ample salary, for it had never en
tered his "clever, improvident brain
that it was wise and judicious to plan
and providej'or the future. So he bad
drifted happily and carelessly along
with the tide, lavishing money on
taking pretty girls i;o the theatres and
opens, and paying carriage bills that
would have dismayed a mau of greater
means. Those were, indeed, happy
and ..rresponsible days I
As he rubbed his cold fingers over
that last and solitary bank bill, he
thought of those good times and smiled
with gentle resignation at the ungen*
erou.j and ironical workings of fate.
Had he but one-half of the money that
he lad thrown away on the pretty
blue ey od minx who laughingly gave
him the mitten and married an ugly
old widower of fifty, he would not be
fingering that bank note with such a
deep despondency eating away his
hope 3 and ambition}.
Then there was Esther-Esther
what the dence was her other name ?
He oould not remember ; he only knew
that expensive candy and high prioed
flowers were her especial joys and that
his gifts had contributed largely to
her happiness. In slow.procession a
host of pretty girls passed before his
fancv and for the time lightened tho
gloom of the bleak,, lonely room and
chee red the heaviness of his discour
aged spirits. They were sweet, clever
wittod, interesting oreatnres and each
in turn had been an object of his de
votion. Then, among all those pretty
faces came the vision of one who had
been different to him ; one, the memory
of whom had lingered firmer and
longer than the rest, and whom he
had always hqld in highest respect.
Unlike the other more frivolous yonng
women, she had not lightened his
purse by hinting about theatres and
operas. Instead, she was interested
in his work and deplored his inac
tivity in f nidi ling the promises of his
early romances. She begged of him.
to put his soul into achievements into
writing great books that ' would earn
for him au enviable place in literature.
How wholesome.seemed the vision
of this face, with its great, earnest
eyes, firm month and expression of
deep interest and sympathy ! He com
pared it with those smiling, couquet
tish ones. He had not appreciated
Miriam then, but he did now. Had he
but entered into the plans that her
foresight had baili; for him he would
not now be fondling that very lust
He walked over to his trunk and
lifted the lid. lu the top tray, were a
number of manuscrits that has gone
the rounds of the magazines and were
returned "with vhanks," etc Even
his article on the trials and vicissi
tudes of a mau seeking employment
oouli not find a purchaser. He might
have made it more humorous, he knew,
but with euch bitter experiences for
material joking was not an easy mat
ter. He dumped the papers out in a
heap on the floor and began to sort
and arrange them. In his heart he
felt tike throwing them into the fire
less ?tove, but they were his entire
fortune and there was still a chance of
their bringing him in torno email re
turn. So he looked them over regret
fully. Picking out several sketches
that he considered the most salable
and patting them into his coat pocket,
he walked out of tho room and down
into the street.
It was almost night when Tom Far
row returned, even more cheerless and
wretched in heart than when he had
started out. The manuscripts had
been left "for consideration," hut he
had received no encouragement, for
all magazine publishers were flooded
with short stories and sketches and
discussions of all sorts and condi
He flung himself down on the hard
bed and tried to make new plans.
How his head throbbed ! It was mad
dening! There seemed little left for
him to build his hopes upon. His mis
fortunes had come one after the other
in quick succession md almost before
he realized his own unhappy condi
tion he found himself thus sadly situ
ated. First came the failure of the
publishing house in which he was em
ployed, then the death of his father,
whose possessions, when sold, barely
covered his debts. Then it was that
Tom ?began to desert the pretty girls
and wish for the money that he had so
foolishly spent in entertaining them.
After his father's death he started out
on his ever-unsuccessful errand of
finding employment He did editing,
copying and all sorts of general work
connected with books. But it had
been a hard row to hoe. Now and
then he sold a story, and once he even
disposed of a little novelette, but
these pieces of good fortune were few
and far between.
After awhile he was entirely cut ol
from his old circle of acquaintances.
His clothes grew shabby and he ac
cepted and welcomed the lowliest and
humblest positions. During this last
three months of unspeakable misery
he had read proof, set type and,
several times, earned half a dollar by
walking tho streets sandwiched be
tween two large advertisements.
There was cot a soul in the world on
whom he had any claim, and he had
already hamilla._d himself by asking
for work from those who knew him in
his better days. No, ho must depend
entirely upon himself and .his own
meager resources. Never before had he
been in quito such hard luok.
For an hour or moro he lay there on
the bed. Then he remembered that
he had had nothing to eat since early
that morning, so he again descended
thelong flights of dnsty wooden staire
and soon changed his last $1 bill to
get a sandwich and a cup of coffee.
There was no reason for rete ming to
the desolate room, so he wandered
ai mles .dy along the street, conscious
of little exoept his ill-luck and miser
able feelings of heartsickness.
His reverie was undisturbed until he
heard the sound of voices*, united in
singing an old Spnday-school hymn of
whioh he had not been reminded sinoe
Looking up to find the source of the
music, he saw that he was standing
beforo a mission, one of those chapels
that dot, with holiness and purity, the
streets of the sinful slums. Ho had
nothing to do, no where to go, why
should ho not enter the place?
Such wretched figures, such dissi
patsd forsaken faces as ho looked upon
when he had passed through the rude
door and taking a seat near one of the
aisles. The large room was well filled
with those unfortunate men whose
home is eithe** the streets or the Work
House. Yet they were singing as best
they oould, and were-to all appear
ances-enjoying the ceremonies of the
On the platform was a small cabinet
organ, before whioh sat a young and
slender woman. Several otber women,
some in the gray gowns of charitable
organizations, wore also there, help
ing the good work of those worthy
people who labor among the lower
classes. .Tom Farrow could not see
the faco pf the girl at tho organ, but
there was some thing p ecu 1 ie r ly familiar
about her pose and figure.
The music ceasing, n mau arose and
preached the lesson of the evening. It
was strange, indeed, to watoh the un
couth hearers and to note how eager
ly they listened to every word that
the speaker uttered. Here were men
a thousand times more wretohed than
he, Tom thought, and, sighing deeply,
he put his hand over his eyes and so I
listened to what was being said. His
head ached fearfully, his lips seemed
dry, and the feeliugs in his heart were
akin to death itself.
The speaker ended his talk, the
sincring began again and finally the
pitiful congregation swarmed out into
the street, but Tom Farrow did nor i
move. Ho was in a state of semi-con
sciousness that desired no awakening. I
He felt a gentle hand laid on his '
"My good man," said B woman's
voice, "the service is finished and we
ore about to put out the lights."
He tried to lift his head, but could
not. It was as heavy as lead. A faint |
moan came from his parched lips. The
I woman at his side called for help. He |
felt himself being carried out into the .
open air, and then seemed t; rink into
a fevered, troubled dream.
He was in a strange place when he
I awakened. S ich a very strenge place
' that he was utterly bewildered. It
reminded him of the dainty little den |
m which a younger sister-who was
now no more-had slept. There were
photographs scattered about and j
: heaps of silken and lacey things, the
' uses of which he was most woefully
: ignorant. He turned his head ; what
a strange feeling he had- such a dizzy,
sickening sensation. Ho raised his
hand and looked at it. Surely those <
were not his fingers-such long, thin, I
white hands belonged only to women !
-andinvalids. Ho felt of his face; his
cheeks wore sunken and his features '
seemed strangely sharp and thin.
"What a lucky, dog I am," he
mused, "to fall into such good hands.
I can fancy wtfat a pleasant time I
would have had had I been taken ill
alone in that barn of a room on tho
For some time he wondered where
he had been when the sickness carno
on him, and after awhile he recollect
ed the mission, with its bleary oyed
congregation and enthusiastio leaders.
He even thought of the slender little
figure at the organ and wondered
vaguely if she had been tho ono who
had cared for end nursed him.
His reverie was interrupted by voices
just outside the door. They were talk
ing about him. What was that ho
heard? He had been sick with fever
and his mind deranged for several
weeks? Ho looked again at his ghast
ly hands and knew that the words
The door opened and a woman came
toward tho bed. Her hands were filled .
with medicine bottles and a3 she drew I
nearer she stopped to read the direo- !
lions. Tom Farrow loosed at her with I
amazement. Could ho believe his j
eyes I Was this woman, who had
guided him through a dangerous ill- j
ness, his old friend Miriam Haliday?
Yes, it was indeed her.
While ho was looking so intently
into her face she raised her eyes and
saw that he was smiling.
The medioine fell from her hands
with a crash aud she gasped happily :
"Ob, Tom, I am BO glad yon are bet
ter I I'm so glad, so gladi"
"Did I come near croaking for
sure?" he questioned.
I "You nearly died, if that is what
yon mean. You poor, dear fellow,
such a time as you've had 1 Brother
Fred and I have been with you night
"You are an angel," Tom said, feel
ingly. "I shall, forever, after this,
be in debt to you." Then, after a
pause, he added : "How did you hap
pen to find me?"
"At the mission," she answered.
"I play the organ there, and it was I
who discovered that you were ill. I
had you brought here to our home,
and father says it is the first good re
sult of my charitable work."
"You might extend the good deed,
and kiss me." Tom whispered. And
From that moment Tom Farrow's
luck changed. Through the influence
of Miriam's father he eventually found
a good situation, and, in due oourse
of time, there vras a quiet wediing and
Tem was made tho happiest man in the
And, besides nil this, those sccrnod
manuscripts v/ero finally accopted.
In luck, it is either continual
drought or a heavy downpour.-Chi
Tho front wheel of a bicvolo should
be called "Pride," for it often goeth
before a fall.-Philadelphia Press,
BUDGET OF .FUN. .
HUaiOROUS SKETCHES FROM
Quite English-A Distinct Advance
-Not One of Us-What They
Lacked-How tho Re
port Started, Etc. ,
We're living in a funny age,
For now, with best intent,
Instead of boasting of their rise.
Men brag of their descent
A DISTINCT ADVANCE.
"Jimmy, do you get along well at
"Yes ; I've got big 'nuff to write my
own exouses."- Chicago Record.
A GOOD SU 3 GESTION,
Mrs. Kingley-"I wish this gown of
mine was worn oat. I don't like it a
MrB. Bingo-"Why don't you go
shopping in it some day?"-Puok,
NOT ONE OF US.
"Gibbs is a fine specimen of the hu*
man race, isn't ho?"
"I don't see why you call him a
specimen of the human raos-he
doesn't ride a wheel."-Chicago Rec
Mrs. Newed -"The cook and janitor
have quarreled. What shall we do?"
Mr. Newed-"Becognize their bel
ligerency, and do all in your power to
proteot our crockery and brio-a-brac. "
HOW THE REPORT STARTED.
"What is this yarn about Lushtor th
going in for floriculture?"
"Oh, that story started by one of
the boys saying that the carnation on
his nose cost more than $ll),000."
VICISSITUDES OP LIFE.
"Bose, did you have a good time
downtown bargain day?"
"No ; I waited two hours to see some
lovely jardinieres marked down and a
clerk came around and marked them
WHAT TH ET LACKED.
Poetaster-"Wha-wha-what ? Toa
have burnt my love poems? Why,
Editor-"Why, because fire was the
very thing they were short of,"
Pf ullendorfer Anzeiger.
EXPERT IN ORNITHOLOGY.
"Old chap, I've been dack shooting,
don't you know."
"Duck shooting? Why, you don't
know a tame duck from a wild one."
"Oh, yes, I do-the wild ones got
THE AUTOMATIC BRASE,
Master-"Kow was the vase smashed,
Mary-"If you please, sir, it tum
bled down and broko itself."
Master-"Humph! The automatic
brake again. "-London Tid-Bits.
A SOUVENIR OCCASION.
Mistress-"Anna, whatever has be
come of all your pretty curls?"
Maid-"You see, ma'am, the regi
ment has left oar town, and so I have
had to give a look of my hair to sev
eral of my acquaintances."-Flie
gende Bloetter, m
WHERE BEAUTY COUNTS,
"Good looks don't amount to any
thing after all."
"They don't? Well, just como
round to our boardinghouse; that's
the place where tho fellow with side
whiskers gets the biggest piece of
N'DT THE RIGHT DEFINITION.
Johnny Chaffie's Sunday-school
teacher is a lady. The other day she
asked him :
"Johnny, do you know what a mir
"Yes. Ma says if you don't marry
our new parson it will be a miracle."
DONE WITHOUT TRANSFORMATION.
"I hear Wooley gave an evening of
prestidigitation at your place."
"Did he do any remarkable tricks."
"Yeti. He came out in a full dress
suit, and hadn't been there five
minutes before he'd made an ass of
THE RIDER THE SUFFERER.
Walker-"Er-when you run into
a man the rider is as likely to get the
worst of it as the pedestrajn, isn't he."
Wheeler-"You bet he is I The last
fellow I ran into only lost a front
tooth, while I had four spokes broken
and my sprocket wrenched all ont of
true. "-Cincinnati Enquirer.
A BARMICEDE'S FEAST.
Wayside Wanderer-"I don't know
how it is, marm, but I have a convic
tion that you are going to give me
something to eat."
Lady of the House-"Well, perhaps
you had better swallow your convic
tions. They ought to make a nice
meal for you."-Boston Transcript.
"I made these bisouits myself, Billi
ger," said Mrs. McSwat, with honest
"They look very nice, Lobelia," re
plied Mr. MoSwat, pioking one of
them up and making an effort to split
it. "And they are still hot. How
long ago did you-ah-cast them?"
A COMPLICATED CASE.
"I hardly think," said the lawyer,
"that you can get a separation from
your wife on account of her making a
practioe of throbing things at the
"But, great Cessai-, mister 1" 'said
the man with tho haggard look and
the black eye, "nigh every time she
throws at the dog she hits me."-In
THE TRUTH OF IT.
Only Son-"I don't believe I'll ever
amount to much as a lawyer, father 1"
Father-"Keep right on climbing
the ladder, rung by rung, my son, and
you'll get to the top."
Only Son-"That advice is all right,
father, but tho troublo is thcro are so
many young fellows in the profession
that I can't get within a milo of the
"Tha't feller Hankinson has been
comin' to see my sister for six
months," said Johnny, "and he's
never give me a cent's worth of oan
dy. But I got even with him last
"1 saw him sittin' in the parlor,
waiting for eis to oome down. He bad ]
egg in bis whiskers, and I didn't tell
him of it."--Chicago Tribune,
A PERSISTENT OFFENDER,
'1 have done my best," the editor
remarked, "to establish] this paper in
the confidence of the community."
"I think yon have succeeded," was
"Tes, to a great extent. But there
is one regular contributor whom I
can't break of his habit of faking."
.'Who is that?"
"The man who sends in the weather
One old gossip encountered another
who at one time used to sell newspa
pers on the Boulevard, but had re
cently obtained a situation as box
opener in a theatre.
"Well, Mme. Piffard, how do you
like your present position ?"
"Very much, indeod, M e. Trabuo
ket ; I always said I was not cut out
for a journalistic career, but that my
proper sphere was the drama."-Le
Carrying Power of tlie Blcyclo.
A freight oar weighing 30,000 poonda
will sustain a weight of 60,000 pounds,
and, drawn by a forty-ton locomotive, ,
will travel over smooth rails ab tho '
average rate of twenty miles an hour.
A two-horse farm wagon weighing
1200 pounds will carry 2500 pounds
over good roads, drawn by horses
weighing 2200 pounds in the aggre- |
gate and moving at the average rate
of five miles an hour. Bat a twenty
four pound bicycle will carry a man
weighing 175 pounds or more, aqd,
over a country road, with a minimum
of effort, will move at the rate of ten
miles an hour. I
- These figures are indicative of a new
era in locomotion and serve to empha
size tho wonderful results achieved by
the pneumatic tire. A freight car
oarries twice its weight twenty miles
in an hour ; the bioyole oarries seven
times its weight ten miles in an hour.
It is probable that, with weight,
power and speed considered, nothing
has ever been invented which presents
such results in carrying and locomo
tive capacity as are shown by ?he
bicycle. It is only the question as to
whether the principle has reached its
greatest perfection in the bicycle
whioh suggests a limit to the accom
plishments of the pneumatic tire and
the ball-bearings. The minimum o'
weight and the minimum of friction
seem to have been attained. Are these
applicable to other than the tandem
wheels whioh now are-so universally
necessary to both business and pleas
As compared with tho ordinary
wagon and with tho ordinary railroad
car, the bicycle seems to present just |
now a most interesting suggestion to
the constructor of vehicles of whatso- 1
ever character.-Chicago Record.
One of the most interesting and
novel schemes that is resorted to when
it comes to "doctoring" np a horse for
sale is "peroxiding." Horses just i
suitable for team work, save that they I
do not quite match in color, are now
"chemically blondined" to the tint de
sired ali?os!; in the twinkling of an eye.
The processes precisely the same as
that which any "peroxide blondo"
damsel nndergoes when she changes
her hair from brown to dull yellow. ,
The same chemical is employed and in '
thc same way? only the horse's coat
gets a more thorough ouuise of treat
. A' ' 'peroxided horse" shows what has
been done to him soon after his new
owner takes him away, and frequently
thereafter ho has to be "touched np."
This "bleaching" does not injure the
horses any more than it does the aver
age girl, but the chemically tinted
coat seldom looks well when olosely
examined, the dark roots of tho hair
showing on careful ins action. Yet it
deceives the average ^ayer on every
occasion and ho will declare the team
a perfect match. The trick is played
quite frequently by the horso "jips,"
and it is an easy a windle.-New York
Pheasants aud Thunder.
The effect of thunder, oi the firing
of canuon, on pheasants is very curi
ous; either of these sounds starts the
cock birds crowing as if in' defiance.
Mr. G. T. Rope, writing to the Zoolo
gist, says that nt a place between five
and six miles distant from the garri
son town of Colchester he has heard
pheasants close to him echoing each
report of tho artillery practising there,
and has on many occasions noticed the
same thing elsewhere. The crowing
sounds more liko tho answer to a chal
lenge than the expression of fear. Mr.
J. E. Harting points out that the ob
servation is not new. Gilbert White
remarked a century ago that tho !
pheasants in his neighborhood crowed
when big guns were fired at Ports
month and tb*) wind was blowing from
that direotion ; and, says Mr. Harting,
Charles Waterton also, in his 'Essays
on Natural History,' makes the follow
ing remarks on the subject: "The
pheasant crows at all seasons on retir- j
ing to roost. It repeats this call often |
during the night, and again at early
dawn ; and frequently in the daytime, !
on the appearance of an enemy, or at I
the report of a gun, or during a than* '
Rode on tho First Locomotive.
Euglish papers say that Crawford
Marley, who recently died in New
Zealand at the age of eighty-.uree,
was the last survivor of those who had
a ride on Stephenson's No. 1 engine
when the Stockton and Darlington
Railway was first opened. He was
about thirteen years of age at the?
time, and, with two other boys, be
went to see the "iron horse," which
was brought from Newcastle on a dray
by eight horses. When tho locomo
tive had been placed on the line,
George Stephenson';, brother, Joseph,
who was in char-re of it, asked tho
lads to run to a farmhouse for some j
buckets, and the boiler was soon filled
from a spring near at hand. Tho fire ?
having been lighted and steam raised,
the boys, in return for their assist
ance, were invited to have a ride.
New York Tribune.
Compressed Air Fog Horns.
Before h great while steam fog*,
signaling machinory will probably
have beoome obsolete in the United
States, and compressed air apparatus, |
with which satisfactory experimental
results have' latterly been aohieved,
will take its place. The greatest ad- '
vantage, perhaps, whioh a compressed
air fog horn outfit offers, is the quick- 1
ness with whioh the sound can bo 1
made. Under the old method it took
from forty-five to sixty minutes to
light the fires under the boilers for the
generation of thc steam to blow tho
horns. Now, in fivo minutes air can
be compressed in the tank, and a blast
of maximum force can be given im
mediately, - Gassier'a Magazine.
The Smile of a Little Child.
There is nothing more pare In heaven,
And nothing on earth more mild,
More fall of the light that ls divine
Than the smile of a little child.
The sinless lips, half parted
f With breath as sweet as tho air,
And the light that seems so glad to shino
f In the gold of the sunny hair.
0, little ono smile and bless me!
For somehow-I know not why
I feel in my soul, when children smile,
That angels aro passing by.
I feel that the gates of heaven
Are nearer than I knew,
That the light of the hope of that sweetei
Like the dawn is breaking through.
-New York News Letter.
To the Violet-Modesty's Emblem.
Mild Qaeen of the garden, first daughter ol
Thy dew-laden clusters, 0! hasten to bring,
And with their soft freshness encirclo rn;
: . brow,
Dear friend of my youth and my solaoe e'en
Under gold, ander jewels, need my head bo
Solong as around it thy perfume is spent?
?What If Poverty gaunt olalm me as her child"
Since with crowns Ht for kings my h art is
With small, trifling gifts tho great gods are
Unto poverty peace and pure pleasures are
Why, then, should I murmur, revolt or re
While greatness of soul may in lowliness
-0.0. Marrin, in New York Suburban Weokly
The Morn's Morn.
"In the morn's morn," she orieel,
Smiling amid her pain
"Ia the morn's mora, dear lovo,
All will be well again.
Little head on my breast,
Yon sitting close beside, .
Dach of os hushed to rest,
Ah! the morn's morn!" she or lo J,
It was in the morn's morn
That her words came trae;
Little head on her breast,
Little heart, too.
'Tis the morn's night. They lie,
Mother and child together,
Each of them hushed to rest
Escaped from tho world's wintry
To the morn's morn of the sky.
-Harriet Boyer, in the Century.
Two Little Words.
Two little words that trembled on my tongue,
And still those syllables remain unspoken;
Two souls that fate in one accord hassrrang,
Could we tho cruel silence bat have b rc ken ;
Two little words, on which oar futures hang,
And yet we parted and betrayed no token.
Two little words, to utter which I'd strivon,
But still those syllables remain unspoken.
We'd but to taste the bliss so freely given,
Could we the cruel silence bat have broken;
Two words, that might have made this earth
And yet we parted and betrayed no token.
My vain regret my hour of peace deprives,
For still those syllables remain unspoken;
That joy were ours that lifo from love de
Could we the cruel silence but have broken;
Two little worJs that might have linked two
And yet wo partod and betrayed no token.
-W. A, Bowron, in Chambers's Journal,
I lay nt my ease In my little boat,
Fast moored to the shore of the poad,
And looked up through the trees that swayed
,in the breedo
At God's own slry beyond.
And I thought of the want and the sin in the
And the pain and tho grief they bring,
And I marveled nt God for spreading abroad
Sueh sorrow and suffering.
Evening came creeping over the earth,
And the sky gsow dim and gray
and faded from sight; and I grumbled at
For stealing my sky away.
Then out of the dark just the spook of a face
Peeped forth from its window bars;
And I laughed to seo it smile at me;
I had not thought of tho stars!
There are millions of loving thoughts and
All ri po for awakening
That never would start from the world's cold
But tor sorrow and suffering.
fes, the blackening night is somber and cold,
And tho day was warm and tine;
Ind yet if tho day never faded away,
The stars would never shine!
-Bobort Beverly Hide.
ITow the Clocks Spoke.
Tick, Tock! Tick, Tock! Tick, Took! Tick,
Said in solemn tones the old hall clock:
And, tick-a-tock, tlck-a-tock, tick-a-tock,
The kitchen clock suog loud and quick,!
While the parlor clock in a soft, slow way,
With a tick, tick, tick, marked tho time of
"Wbr.t do the clocks say, mamma, denr,
With their 'tick, tock, ticks' that soui.d so
"They tell us, Sweetklns, when to rise
And when it is time to shut our eyes;
When it is timo to work or play,
And do the things wo must do each day.""
Across tho wide ocean, ono summer day,
Sweetkins and mamma sailed away
To strange lands where they saw strange
But not a single word ono spoke
Did Sweetklns know, though sho puckered
And listened as hard as she knew how.
'.What do the folks say, mamma, dear? ?
I cannot tell, they tall; so queer.
"They say the things you hear mo say,
But they say them all iu a different way,
For their words are not Uko ours. Mis; Tot,
Wo speak plain English and they do not."
One dav Sweotkins and her mamma came
To a funny old inn with a funny old name,
There were strange, strange things inside ils
Whose like they had never seen before;
But the wsy tho folks jabbered in foreign
Seemed strangest of all to our iravolor
When the dinner timo came, in a lizzy
Was the puzzlod head of this little girl.
Now hlgn on tho walls of their queer :.*oom
31x clocks, nnd thoir shining pondu hims
Backward and forth ia measured way;
"Tick. Took! Tick, Took!" Sweet hoard
She jumped from her obair with shining
And gazed at the clocks in glad surprise,
A? the well-known sound again she heard :
"Oh, mamma, I understand each word
They say-and clocks, you're dear ns can be,
For'you speak English just like mo!"
A ricttircsqno Woman Hors et li ic f.
A woman horscthief was arrested by
the Sheriff of Nez Perces County,
Idaho, a few days ago. She was found
to bo ono of a gang which has been
operating in that region for about a
year. Four male members of tho gang
were caught with the woman. She is
reported to bo good looking, twenty
two yenra old, and of a fiery disposi
tion. She was dressed in men's clothes
and rode her horse astride with groat
skill. Sho gave her name as Kitty
Hoim.- New York Sun.
On the ground that they are too
conspicuous in war times the gray
horses of the Second Dragoons, tho
Soots Grays of the British Army, are
to be suppressed and dark horses are
to take their placo.
TOLD BY A SOCIETY GI Kt,
Something About Morphine, Sulphur,
Molasses and Othor Things.
From the Evening lieus, Newark, N. J.
Among the popular society loaders In East
Orange, N. J., Emma L. Stoll, a charming
yoong maiden, stands in the foremost rank.
8ho is of a lovablo disposition and the light
of tho social set in which she moves. For
two years she has been a siok girl from in
ternal tronbles peculiar to women, and hav
ing recently reoovered, bas given our re
porter the following lntercstln J account :
"Instead of improving and? the care of
my physician I became worse. For five
weeks I was unable to got out of bod and
about six o'clock eaoh morning I suffered
horribly. My lips were sore and lacerated
from the marks of my teeth, for in my efforts
to keep from screaming I sunk my teeth
deep Into my lips. At suoh times I rolled
and tossed until the bed shook like an aspen
leaf and it finally got so serious that the doc
tor-I won't tell you his name-gave me
some morphine pills to take. The very
thought of them now makes me shiver.
These morphine pills simply put me to sleep
for a while and when I became conscious
again my agony was renewed.
"The pain in my stomach and back was
more than I could stand. 'Your blood is
poor,' said the doctor, 'take sulphur and
molasses' and I did until it w." s a groat won
der that I was not a molassos cake, lt was
lime wnstoi in tnklng it because I was not
benefited in the least: my suffering contin
ue.!, but by a mighty effort after being in
bed so long, I got up. Oh, bul: I was a sad
sight then. From 112 poundii, I had fallen
to ninety; my cheeks were pa o and sunken
and I limped; yes, actually hobbled, frcm
the extremo pain in my side, "hen I road of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Feople aikd
the testimonial in the News inspired me
with hope. I got the pills and took them.
Before many days I began to improve and
before I had finished one box I felt as il I
could go out and walk for miles. I soon
stopped limping and through tho Pink Pills
I soon bia good bye to my headaches while
tho pain in my stomach and back slowly bat
surely succumbed to tho Influence of these
pills that seem to be able to persuade all
pain to leavo.ono's body. Now I am as I
used to be; well and strong, light-hearted
and morry, but never without the pills. See
I have got some of them now," and from
a nearby desk she handed out ono of tile
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a con
densed form, all the elements necessary to
give new life and rlchuess to the blood and
restore shattered nerves. They are also a
specific for troubles peculiar to females, su :h
ns suppressions, irregularities and all forms
of weakness. They build up the blood, and
restore the glow' of health to pale and sal
low cheeks, in men they effect a radical
cure in all cases arrising from mental worry,
overwork or excesses of whatever natum
Pink Pills are sold in boxes (never In loose
bulk) at 5 ) cents n box or six boxes for ?2.i0,
and may be had of all druggists, or direst
by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Com
pany, Schenectady, N. Y.
Greater New York.
Greater New York will claim a pop
ulation of 3,000,000 ; area, 359 square
miles; taxable property, $2,583,324,
329; wharfage front, 75 miles; churches
1,100; dwelling houses, 130,000; busi
ness houses, 37,000; parks, 6,000 acres;
paved streets, 900 miles; sewers, 700
miles; gas mains, 1,300 miles; rail
roads, 1,200 miles; hotels, 1,120 miles;
posteffices, 90; public schooln, 350;
Governor Morton's signature makes
of New York the second greatest city
in the world, having for a superior
London only, with a population of
5,000,000 and an area of 6S8 square
miks. Paris comes third. The sec
ond greatest city in America is Chica
go, with an area of 189 eqnare miks,
Philadelphia following as third, with
129.-N. Y. Advertiser._
NOTHING on tho farm responds so
readily to proper care and with such
certain results as does the livo stock.
Good care pays.
THE TUEN OF LITE.
THE MOST CRITICAL PERIOD IN
THE LIFE OF A WOMAN.
Experience ot Mrs. Kelly, of Fatchogne,
There is no period in woman's earthly
career which she approaches with so
much anxiety as the "change ol life.';
Yet during tho
past twenty years/
learned much from
It is safe to say
that women who
than in thc
for the change. Lydia E. Pinkham's
"""ogctakle Compound should be used.
It is well for those approaching^tbis
time, to write Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn,.
Mass. She has the experience of years
to aid her in advising. Sh?! will charge
you nothir j.
She helped this woman, who says:
"I have used Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound in my family ten
years, with the best results. Some
time ago my daughter had catarrh of
the womb, and it entirely cured her.
I was approaching the "chang? of
life," and was in a deplorable condi
tion. My womb had fallen, and the
bearing-down pains and bac", "che were
terrible, and kidneys affecten
" I began taking the Compound,
and my pains ceased. I consider it the
strong bridge between sickness a:id
health, and recommend it to everybody
I meet who needs it."-Mus. L. KELLT.
Patchogue, L. I.
Wall Paper i
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Tn? npCTO^?un? iarer of rnrr A Tint Car
paporUbulonougb.youhaTo f-Khr souvenir R
thieehero. Baby may recover I ULI. bouveiur K
but cannot thrire."
f? with Pearl
>y isn't necess
H-E-/ thing of a soaj
good to go with
better than soa
before thc soap
clear waste of s<
ing and cleaning,
With a*oetter understands? of tho
transient nature of the many phys
ical illa which vanish before proper ef
forts-gentle efforts-pleasant efforts
rightly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge that BO many forms of
sickness aro not due to any actual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of the system, which tue pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt
ly removes. That is why it is thc only
remedy with millions of families, and ia
everywhere esteemed so highly by all
who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, thal it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness, without debilitating tho
organ* on which it acta. 11 ia therefore
all important, in order to get its bene
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chase, that yon have tho genuine article,
which is manufactured by thc California
Fig Syrup Co. only, and Bold by all rep
If in the enjoyment o? good health,
and the system is regular, then laxa
tives or other remedies aro not needed.
If afflicted with any actual disease, one
may be commended to the most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
then ene shouM have the best, and with
the well-informed everywhere, Syrup ot
Figs stands highest and is most largely
used and gives most general satisfaction?
Ur. P. T. Barry, who has general
charge of thoadvertlsingconlracls ot
tho Chicago Nowspapor Union, ls
compelled to passa large portion ot
his time in journeying to and .fro la
the interests ho represents. Speak
ing of Dipnoa Tabulas, Mr. Barry
says that ho has carried thom with
him in his satchel on all his trips,
slnse he first became acquainted with
their excellent qualities. Ho uses
four or five a week, being always
particular to take ono after a hearty
or, more especially, after a hasty
meal. He never requires more than
one. Mr. Carry does not remember
how he was first induced to nato
trial of Rlpans Tabules, bat now ho
bays them ot tho nearest druggist
wheaevor his supplyls oxhau-teJ.
"They are special ly convenient," J?r.
Barry says, "and a miga: y nico
thing-just what a mon needu when
traveling, if he needs a medi?me at
Ripans Tabules are Fold by druajrlsts, or by
mall lt the price (60 cents almx) in i-ent to The
RI pans Chemical Companr, No. 10 Spruce St.,
New York. Sample vial, 10 cents.
Fer yourself and your Stock. Good
for man and beast. Finest Nervo
_kand Bone Liniment made. Cures
fresh cuts, wound?, bruises, sores, rheumatism
and pains of all kinds. Sold by all medicine
dealers. Pf ice. 25 and 50 cents. Get Cuban
Relief for summer complaint. Manufac
tured on ly by the New spencer Medicine
Co., CHATTANOOGA, TUNK.
Which do you prefer?
Detter swap all three for
1 box by m Ml for 50c. in stamp.".
J. T. SHUPTR1NF,
growers of fruits, berries,
and all kinds of vegetables,
know that the largest yields and
best quality are produced by
the liberal use of fertilizers
containing at least 10% of
Without the liberal use of Pot
ash on sandy soils, it is impos
sible to grow fruits, berries and
vegetables of a quality that will
command the best prices.
Our pamphlets are not advertising circulars boom?
ln?; spec al letti lizers, but are practical works, contain
inf lates: researches on the subject ot" fertilization,and
are real!'/ helpful to farmers. They : re sent free fot
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ine. Twould bc absurd. It
?arv. Pearline contains every
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it. And Pearline is so much
ip that it has the work all done
begins to take any part. i
throwing away money. It's a
:>ap-and soap may be good for
iugh it isn't much use in wash
when Pearline's around, ai