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In 1736 over 2,000 houses were
burned in Si. Petersburg.
In 1212 tho central districts of Lon
don were totally destroyed by fire.
In 1862 the prosperous oity of Troy,
N. Y., was almost blotted ont hy fire.
In the year 1700 over one-half oi
e oity of Edinburg was destroyed by
In 1877 St. John, N. B., suffered
from a fire which destroyed $12,500,
000 worth of property.
In 1865 there was a fire in Constan
tinople which destroyed 2,800 build
-inge, shops and basara,
In 1866 a gre&t fire occurred in Quo
bec, in which 2,500 dwellings and sev
enteen ohurohes were destroyed.
In 1868 the town of Christiana was
almost destroyed, property exceeding
$1,000,000 in value being blotted ovt
In 1877 occurred the great riots and
fires in Pittsburg, in which over $3,
000,000 worth of property was de
In 1873 Yeddo, Japan, suffered from
a fire which destroyed 10,000 houses
and left over 1,000,000 persons home
In 1889 occurred the "great fire" at
Seattle, in Washington, in whioh prop
erty to the value of $20,000,000 was
In 1805 St Thomas was devastated
by fire, government and other prop
erty to the value of $30,000,000 being
In A. D. 70 the greater part of Jem
' salem, including the temple,waa burn
ed, when the oity was stormed and
taken by Titus.
In 1837 St, John was almost de
stroyed by fire. The estimated value
of the burned houses and their con
tents was $5,000,000.
In 1820 the business portion of Sa
vannah was blotted out by a great fire,
whioh destroyed property to the value
Albany, N. Y., was visited by a fire
in 1848. Six hundred houses wero de
stroyed, their value being estimated
at $3,000,000. Thirty-five persons
were burned to death in a $7,500,000
fire in 1845.
In :.S65, Carlstadt, in Sweden, was
destroyed by fire, and it was noted as
a singular circumstance that all the
buildings in the town were consumed
except the bishop's palace, the oity
hospital and the jail.
In 1848 a great fire raged in Con
stantinople along the ?hores of the
Golden Horn. It is said that on this
occasion 2,500 dwellings, shops and
buzara were destroyed, their value be
ing estimated at $15,000,000.
The Size of the San?
The sun, provided we measure only
the disk seen with the smoked glass, is
eight hundred and sixty thousand
miles in diameter, i. e., one hundred
and eight earths could be comfortably
ranged side by side across the disk.
To coyer the surface would require
many thousands. To fill the interior
we wouldn ed 1,300,000. On a smaller
scale, we might represent the sun by
a ball two feet in diameter and the
earth by a good-sized grain of shot.
Let the sun be hollowed out, then
plaoe .he earth in its center, and let
the moon revolve about it at its real
distance of 240,000 miles. There
wonld yet remain nearly 200,000 miles
of space between the moon's orbit and
theinolosing shell of the sun. Indeed,
to journey from ono side of the sun to
the other, through the center, wonld
take one of our swift express trains
nearly two year? and a half. So vast
a globe must be heavy. Since its
den? ty is only one quarter tbat of the
earth, it only weighs as mnch as 332,
000 earths, or two octillions of tons !
The attraction of gravity on its ear
face wonld cause a man whoso weight
was 150 pounds to weigh two tons.
Ladies' Home Journal.
"Unless I have food, shrieked the
poet, "I shall go mad, and then, me
thinks,' they will buv my lines. Ha I
However, thero was comparatively
little of mirth in his laughter-Detroit
Capable of Disturbance.
Office Boy-There is a man outside
who wishes to soe you.
Business man-Didn't I give orders
that I was not to be disturbed?
Office Boy-Yes, sir ; but this is a
very mild-looking man. I don't think
he wonld or?ate a disturbanoe. -Truth.
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malaria, and subdues bilious, kidney, dyspep
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rive great benefit from its use.
There will always be more or less political
dissatisfaction until there are offices enough
to so around.
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instratad Offer rood until August 1st only.
The situation that makes a woman sit down
and cry, makes a man enss a blue streak.
HM Dose Wonders.
CENTREVILLE, B. L, Sept. 17, 1891.
"On a recent journey to Alabama I have
heard from ? Jesuit Father of Mobile College
fcoroe wonderful cores from eczema, etc., from
the use of TETTERINE.
"I have several people of my congregation
that ere suffering from eczema, tetter, etc.,
for a number of years. Please send me two
boxes by mall. I want to see what your Trr
TBRINE will do for them. I ocelote one dol
lar." Yours respectfully,
Rav. C. P. GABOUBY.
1 box by mail tor 50c. in stamps.
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J. 8. Parker, Frodonla, N. Y., says: .Shall
not call on you for the $103 reward, for I be
lieve Hall's Catarrh Oura will cure any ca?of
catarrh. Was very bad.*' Write him tor par
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PIso's Cure for Consumption is an A No .1
jUthma medicine.-W. R. WILLIAMS. An
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derful, exclaimed a druggist, how the people
stick to Hood's Sarsaparilla. They all want
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CP N S U M P T ION
ANIEL BHODES waa
the High Sheriff of
-- County, Massa
chusetts, and his good
name, inherited from
the father and cherished
by tho son, made him
not only popular an an
officer, but rather
wealthy as a man. Why Mr. Rhodes
had never got married, the ladies
oonld not ascertain? though they talked
the matter over and over very often,
bnt almost all said there must have
been some cause in his youth. (Sir.
Rhodes was thirty-five, at least), whioh
was known only to himself, and per
haps one otb jr.
"Some disappointment," said Mies
Anna, a young lady who thought it
wrong that gentlemen should be dis
appointed; "some fatal disappoint
"Not at all," said her maiden aunt,
"not at all, nobody ever thought that
Mr. Rhodes had courage enough to
offer himself to a lady. He is so
modest that I should like to seo him
make a proposal."
"No doubt of it, aunt, no doubt of
it ; and to hear him, too," said Anna.
"Tour father and I," said Anna's
mother, "once thought that Mr.
Rhodes would certainly marry Miss
Susan Morgan, who then lived in the
"Was he accepted by Miss Morgan?"
"I don't believe she ever had an
offer," said Aunt Arabella.
"Perhaps not," said Mw. Wilton;
"bat she certainly deserved one from
Mr. Rhodes; and I have frequently
thought that, daring services in church,
he was about to make proposals before
the congregation, as ho kept his eyes
continually on her."
"Do yoa think," asked Anna, "that
Miss Morgan was as fend of him os he
appeared to be of her?"
"She certainly did not take the
same means of showing her feelings,"
said Mrs. Wilton, "for ehe never
looked at him in ohuroh, and seemed
to blush when, by any mesas, she dis
covered that others had noticed his
gazing apon her."
"I should think," said Anno, partly
aside, "that a man like Mr. Rhodes
would not look confidence to address
a lady, especially if she was conscious
of her own feelings, and of his infirm
Mrs. W. smiled, andi Aunt Arabella
was about to say that no lady ehoald
ever evince her feelings ander such
circumstances, when Sirs. Wilton re
marked, that once, when ehe had
joked Miss Morgan apon her conquest,
she rather pettishly replied, "that she
may have subdued him, but he had
never acknowledged her power."
"Conquest and possession did not
go together, then," said Auna.
"Well, is this attachment the cause
of Mr. Bhodes's single oouditiou? Was
there no one else at whom he could
look in church, who would be likely to
look at him also?" said Anna, nodding
toward her aaat."
"No,'' said Aaat A, with a hearty
smile; "none in the pew to whioh yon
allude, I at least was too strongly
impressed with the force of the tenth
commandment, 'thoa shalt not covet
thy neighbor's ox, nor his ass,' ever
to be looking over Miss Morgan at Mr.
One morning Mr. Rhodes was sit
ting in his office, when one of the the
deputies read off a list of executions
and attachments, whioh he had ia
hand to serve, aad among them was
one against a lady at a short distance.
The amount was not great, bat enough
to bring distress apon a family.
"L?t me take that," said the Sheriff,
with tomo feeling; "it is out of your
walk, aad I will drive to the residence
of the person to-morrow morning."
The modest vehicle of the officer
stopped at the door of a neat dwelling
house ia a retired, delightful situa
tion, where all things told of taste and
economy. The Sheriff opened the
gate, ascended the steps of the house,
and asked if Miss Morgan was at
Tin servant answered in the affirm
As Mr. Bhodes passed along tho
hall, he thought over the part ho had
to perform-how he should introduce
the subject-how, if the debt should
prove to be onerous, he should con
trive to lighted the burden by his own
abilities; and when tie reached the
door, he had coaned his salutation to
the lady, and his opening speeoh on
the st.bject of his officiai call. 1
The servant opened the door-Mr.
Rhodes enteied with a bow. He
blushed, hesitated and at length took
a seat, to which Miss Morgan directed
him by a graceful turu of her hoad.
After a few momeuts' hesitancy,
Mr Lhodes felt that it was his busi
ness tc open a conversation tbat
wonk; explain the subject of his visit;
so he offered, by way of preface, a few
remarks upon the COUIQC-S of sprir.g.
"Yus," said Miss Morgan; "but yet,
cold f~s the weather has been and even
notwithstanding a few frosts, yon see
the trees have their richest foliage,
and tje flowers aro luxuriant."
"Trne," said Mr. Rhodes; "itseems
that though t i ero may bo a pre.it
deal cf coldness, that Nature will have
her own way, and, in time, assert her
perrog?tive, late, perhaps, Miss Mor
gan, hat still the same."
Mr. Rhodes felt rather startled at
his own speech, nn-1 looking np, was
infinitely astonished to see that Miss
Morgnn was blashing like one of the
roses that was hanging against the
"We ore always pleased," said Miss
Morgun, "to eoe what we admire
breaking tbrough the chilling influ
ences by whioh they have been re
strained, and satisfying our hopes of
their altimate disclosure. "
Miss Morgan was looking directly
toward the bash on whioh three roses
were clustering in most gorgeous rich
Mr Rhodes put his hand into his
pocfcbt, and felt of the official papers,
to gather a little courage from their
eoe tat t.
"I have," uid Mr. Rhodes, "an At
Mis* Morgan this time lent blushes
to the rose.
"Hie attachment, Mis* Morgan, is
ol a distant date, and I felt that too
?mol? time already elapsed ; that, in
deed, instead of intrusting it, as I
might have done, to another, I thought
that in a matter of so mach delicacy
it would be proper for me to como in
"Por mc, Mr. Ii ho dos? the attach
ment for me?"
"As I was saying, Miss Morgan, tho
attachment I have; and I felt it a
matter of delioaoy to como in person,
thinking that my < wn means might be
considered, if there was any deficiency
in the value of this property."
"Mr. Rhodes, you seem to ba rather
"I, nevertheless," said Mr. P?.,
"mean to speak very plainly when I
say that with reference to this attach
ment, Miss Morgan, should you honor
me so far as so accept my profession,
my pecuniary mea is would be devoted
to the-to the attachment. "
"I was," said Miss Morgan, "wholly
unprepared for this."
"I was afraid that wai the case,"
said Mr. Rhodes, "and therefore I
thought it moro delicate to make the
offer in person."
"You are very considerate, Mr.
"Am I, then, to understand, Miss
Morgan, that my proposition is agree
able to yon?" In other words, that it
"Mr. Rhodes," said the lady, with
muoh hesitation, "I must claim a little
timo to think of it."
"I will call, then, on my return
from the village beyond."
"Let me ask a little more time,"
said she ; "say next week.
"Miss Morgan," said Mr. Rhodes,
"tho matter requires immediate an
swer ; the attachment is of an old dat?,
and time now is everything. My feel
ings are deeply interested ; and may I
not hope that while you are using so
short a time to consider a subject
whioh you are pleased to view as of
such great delioaoy .with regard to
yourself, you will allow my feelings to
weigh with you in deciding in favor of
my proposition, which, I assure you,
is made after due deliberation upon
my ability io perform my part of the
Mr. Rhodos then took his, leave, as
tonished at his own volubility, whioh,
indeed, nothing could have induced
bat his desire to relieve one so muoh
esteemed as Miss Morgan from pres
Mr. Rhodes drove to a neighboring
place, deeply occupied with his good
purposes toward Miss Morgan, satis
fying himself that the pecuniary sao
j rifice he had proposed was due to his
untold and unknown affection for her,
and not beyond his means.
Miss Morgan felt n renewal of all
tbo3o feelings whioh had rather been
dormant than qnenohed in her bosom,
! and desired the advice of her married
sister, who was unfortunately absent.
That Mr. Rhodes had onoe felt a
strong attachment 'to her, she could
not doubt ; that ho had continued to
oherisb, as she had done, the recipro
cal feeling, she had not ventured to
hope. But as it was evident that the
proposition of Mr. Rhodes was not
from any sudden impulse, Miss Mor
gan resolved to signify her assent to a
proposition so worthy of considera
tion on all accounts.
! In less than two hoars Mr. Rhodes
drove up to the door again, fastened
his horse, and was readmitted to the
' little back parlor, which she hod oc
cupied in an earlier part of the day.
< "Misa Morgan," said Mr. Rhodes,
"before receiving your answer, whioh
I trust you are prepared to give in
i favor of accepting my proposals, I
! wish to state to yon that I have con
sidered all the oiroumstanoes of my
situation and yours, and find myself
better able, from some previously un
considered matters, to keep my part
of the arrangement than I thought my
self, whon I ventured to make the
offer ; so that the kindness, if you will
have that word used in this matter,
is all on your side."
"Under present circumstances-I
mean those of our long acquaintance
and our family intercourse, though of
late rather interrupted," said Miss
Morgan, "and my right, by years (she
added, casting a glance at a looking
i glass that showed only matured wo
manhood), to speak for myself, I have
concluded to consider your proposal
"Consider ! Miss Morgan, consider
favorably ! May I not hope you mean
that yon will acoept it !"
Miss Morgan gave no answer.
"Nay, then it is accepted," said Mr.
Bhodes, with a vivacity that Miss Mor
gan thought would havo brought him
to her lips-her hand, at least.
. "How happy you have made me,"
said Mr. Bhodes; "having now dis
posed of this matter, there are ten
"That's very short," said Miss Mor
gan ; "only ten days ; yon seem to be
in a haste unusual to you at least."
"*It is tbs attachment, and not I,
that is imperative."
"You speak rather abstractedly, Mr.
"Bat truly, very truly, Miss Mor
"But why limit us to ten days?"
"The attachment requires it."
"I thought," said she, smiling, "tho
attachment would be for life."
Mr. Bhodes looked exceedingly con
fused. At length he started suddenly
toward the lady.
"My dear Miss Morgan, is it pos
sibio that for onoo in my life, I have
blundered into the right path? Oan I
have been so fortunately miscon
"If there is any mistaka," said Miss
Morgan, "I hope it will be cleared up
immediately. I oan scarcely think
that Mr. Bhodes would intentionally
offend au unprotected orphan, the
daughter of his fermer friends."
Mr. Bhodes hastily pulled from his
pooket his writ of attachment and
tho wed it to Miss Morgan.
"This is oSrtainly your nome, and
I this property-"
"Is the disputed, possession," said
Miss Morgan, "of my eister-iu-law of
the same name, Mm. Susan Morgan. "
Mr. Bhodes stood oonfounded. He
was afraid cf the oourse whioh the
: matter waa likely to take.
"So, Mr. Rhode?, you see the at
! taohment was for this property. Now,
1 as it is not mine, and asu indeed, I
laave little of my own, jon, of c?urso,
?iaye no claim npon my person."
.1 bog your pardon, my dear i'iH?s
Morgan, I beg your pardon. Yora have
not the property, indeed, for mei ta*at
tsch, bnt be pleased to read lower
down on the writ I you will see- -look
it it, if you please-'for want tliereol
take the body."'
"But, Mr. Bhodes, the promise wff s
?xtorted funder a misapprebensic m, so
that I am released."
"Not at all ; you are required on)/
to fulfill tho promise just as yen in
tended wben you made it. Andi as td
tbe attachment for the widow aud her
property, I'll serve that by deputy. "
In ten days the clergyman, and not
the magistrate, was called in, and the
whole arrangement was consummated.
And Aunt Arabella, who was sol care
ful about the tenth commandment; de
clared that it said nothing about/ eov
sting a neighbor's husband, and] if it
bad, she did not think she should vio
WORDS OP rYISDOX.
What a pity it is that the quiet mao
bas so few imitators.'
A wise mau keeps his own co ansel,
whilo the lawyer sells his.
Do noe anticipate trouble, or worry
about what may never happen.
The best cross for us, is the ono thal
will sooner kill our selfishness.
As an omen of success, industry is
better than a four-leafed olover.
More people fail from discourage
ment than from real misfortune.
People who blow their own horns
make poor music for other folk?.
Befuse to allow some men to impose
on you, and they hate you forever.
. It isn't pride that makes a man in
an attio look down on his neighbors.
Whoever does a wrong thing to-day
will have to another one to-morrow.
The trolley is an able means of fur
nishing rapid transit to another world.
There can be no monopoly in these
commodities of wit, honor, and wis
If angels had to live with some men
there would probably be more fallen
The love that never speaks until it
does it on a gravestone keeps still too
It is only by perfect freedom-of de
bate that we can hope to arrive at the
Every man knows a good nao "to
which some other man might put his
The man who oan loam from his
own mistakes can always he learning
Fortune favors him who expects her
favor, but Works as if he expected to
suooeed without it.
Orthodox methods ot baby nursing
are still followed in this and other
English-speaking countries, but in
France an innovation has for some
time been gaining ground, which is
anything but welcome to the prof os
lion, whioh it threatens to supersede.
An incubator is now regularly em
ployed in the Paris materai ty hospi
tals for tho rearing of babies, lt con
sists of a case of metal mounted on an
iron stand and is not unlike an old
fashioned bookcase in appearance.
The front is provided with a fraped
glass door in two parts. Upon the
left hand aide is another- smaller 4>tid
ing glass door, through whioh the
hospital attendant can watch the child
and attend to it when the apparatus is
placed by the side of the bed. In the
oentre of the incubator, upon a ham
mock of wire ganze, tho child is
entirely isolated, so that the warm air
can freely circulate around it. Heat
is generated by the circulation of hot
water in a coil whioh is placed in the
lower part of the apparatus, communi
cating with a reservoir outside.'. This
thermo-syphon can be heated equally
well by gas, oil or electricity. Pure
air is admitted at the foot. of the
incubate.-; whence ofter being filtered
it is sent upward by a fan-like dink
through a serpentine arrangement of
pipe, in whioh it is brought up to tho
proper temperature. The success ol
this system of rearing very, young
ohildren is said to be marvelous, as
owing to the absolute isolation all
danger of infeotion is obviated. It is
said that as high as eighty per cent,
of the ohildren admitted are saved.
'Ihe Boyal Family of England costs
the British Government in round num
bers $3,000,000 annually. Of this sum
the Queen receives nearly $3,000,000
a year, besides the revenues from the
Duchy of Lancaster, whioh amount to
a quarter of a million. The Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland receives $100,
000 a year for his services and ex
penses, and the Prince of Wales $200,
000 a year. The President of France
receives $240,000 a year for salary
and expenses, an enormous salary
when it is remembered that the Re
public is sweating nnder a stupendous
National debt of over $6,000,000,000
the largest debt ever incurred by any
Nation in the world. Italy eau have
10,000 men slaughtered in Abyssinia*
and still pay her King$2,600,000 a year.
The civil list of the German Emperor I
is about $4,000,000 a year,'-besides
large revenues from vast estates be
longing to the Boyal Faani?y. The
Czar of all the Bussias owns in fee
simple 1,000,000 square miles of culti
vated land, and enjoys an income of
$12,000,000. The King of Spain,
little Alfonso XIII., if he is of ? sav
ing disposition, will be one of the
richest sovereigns in Europe when he
comes of age. The State allows him
$1,400,000 a year, with an additional
$600,000 for family expenses. We are
said to bethe richest Nation on earth,
yet our President's salary is only $50,
000 a year. It was only $25,000 from
1789 to 1873-Grant's second term.
"There are hundreds of cannon
made by the Government ea Dh year
for the express purpose of being con
dy ra ned," Baid an ordnanoo officer of
the War Department. ' 'Everysession
Congress passes a number of resolu
tions donating condemned cannon to
army posts, battlefields and soldier
monument associations. The supply
of oondemned cannon from the war
ran ont twenty years ago, bnt the
donations kept on and kopt on. When
one looality, town or county got oon
demned cannon the others in the same
or adjoining State wanted the same
honor, and tho Representatives and
Senators had to grant it. Then arose
the practice of making cannon, scratch
ing them up a little and condemning
them expressly to fill the donations
ordered by Congress. Daring tbe
present Congress about one hundred
cnodemued cannon have been donated.
As there are just no .v only about sixty
ou hand an extra lot will have soon to
be made,"-Washington Star.
You will net tell lt? Nay, what need?
Like timid bird, whose 90ft neat made
Xow beneath groan and bending weed,
Is by her watohful caro betrayed,
Toa do but make your secret clear,
Trying ?0 hard to hide lt, dear.
-Madeline S. Bridges, In the Century.
Could we bat found tho depths of other
and from their mirrored hop's and aspira?
leach to ourselves the painful lessons they
Methinks the cross of life would lighter be
And pathways smoothed, through strongknit
bonds ot haman sympathy.
Bat mincing Custom, with its fawning train
Of sapling brains ana ill-concealed distrust,
Frowns down the rising smile, the out
Sweeps off the trembling tear; dethrones the
Bets Pride apon its feet, and with one venge
The mordor ls complete.
'-Stanleigh Moulton, in the Home Queen.
Oh, Ye Faces.
Crowding city streets and places,
Blight with hope, and love and laughter,
Dark with passions of despair!
Oh, the story of the faces ;
Angel faces, (lomon faoes,
Faces, faoes everywhere.
Oh! the beauty of the faces,
Sunny looks and fairy graces,
Little wandering gleams of heaven,
Lost among the ways o' men.
Oh, the brightness oi the faces,
Malden faces, childish faces,
Beauty in all forms and phases,
Bojournor and denken.
Oh! the pathos of the face?.
Blighted hopes and dark disgraces.
When the angel robe is spotted and tho
White soul stained with sin;
Oh! the story of the faoes
Women faces, youthful faces
All the harp-chords strained and broken
Ere the anthem could begin.
Oh! the pallor of the faoes.
Flying from the cold death places;
Seeking, in the shouting highway,
Besplte from the nell within.
Oh! the sadness of the faces,
Mother faces, widow faces,
Haggard with the toil and watching,
By the night lamp, palo and thin.
Oh! tho horror of the faces,
Soowllngs. frowns and dark menaces,
Sodden with a thousand vioes.
Hideous .with the broad of Cain.
Oh! the terror of the faces,
Felon faces, traitor faces.
Plague spots on the fair creation,
Nightmares of a fevered brain.
Crowding city streets and places
Faces smooth with youth and beauty,
Faces lined with age and care,
Oh! the story ot the faces.
Ol the glad and weary faces,
Of tho faoes everywhere.
Nightfall on the Farm.
Upon the porch at even
We two together stoo I,
And listened to the tinkle
Ol sheep-bolls In tho wood.
The locust tre?3 bout o'er us.
White blossoms dropping down,
And, fringed with flowers, before as
The path lay bare and brown.
We heard the sheep-bells' music
Far off and dreamy grow;
We saw the white flowers sprinklo
The la wa like flecks of snow;
The roses drew book shyly
Into the silent dark,
Bat thongh their haunts were shaded
- Their perfumo wo could mark.
Up in a locust's broaches .
A little bird said "cheep"
'Twas all that broke the silence,
The whole world seemed asleep.
"Go3d-nJgbt,"Bhesald. ''I love you!"
I said. She did not speak;
Bat swift she leaned toward mo
With tears upon her cheek.
-Phillp L. Barker.
A Sheet of Paper.
A sheet of paper, pare and white,
Comes forth from out tho mill,
In readiness for sale and uso,
Its mission to fulfil!
What will that uso or mission be?
And who will All oat its pago?
Of what import shall its impress be?
And that for a day or an age? ,
Will its pen or print tell of noble deeds? 1
Or of Ignominy and shame?
Will it tell of death and mourning weeds?
? Or of wreck by flood or flame?
Will it note the loss of friends by death?
Or of sad misfortune's frown?
Or yet, again, of treachery baso?
Of hearts with grief bowed down?
Will it tell the tale of greed and wrong?
Or that of the good and right?
Of darkened days and dreary hours?
Or those of life and light?
Will it echo for good thu pulpit's voice?
Of the teeming printing press?
And help to choose the bettor part,
Mankind and the world to bless?
A minister log spirit may this paper sheet
Be In dress of snowy white,
Bearing messages of good to maa,
Each day, from moro till night,
Would that its wings might be the dove's,
Whose mission ls that of peace.
Of good will from heaven to maa below,
Ot joys that ne'er may cease.
That its virgin's surface may never ba
Marred by record of wrong or sin ;
That its outer garb may well reflect
A mission for good within;
That the pen and ink, or printer's hand.
Which colors its open page,
May minister only tho pare aad true,
In its impress from age to age.
-Clark W. Bryan, in Paper World.
Oddities of Fashion.
The fashionable Indies of ancient
Borne prided themselves in the pos
session of fall snits of flaxen hair,
bleached to that hue by a secret prep
aration. False hair was also exten
sively worn by the haut ton of that
The pointed too of the present day
is a modification of the "piked shoes"
worn as early as 1382.
Fans similar to those of the prosent
time made their first appearance in
Italy hnndreds of years ago, and were
affected by both sexes.
Silk garments were first worn in
Greece. From there they were intro
duced into Italy and later on into
other portions of the civilized world.
Muffs were first worn in England
prior to the year 1700, and were made
of the rarest and most costly skins.
Powdering the hair was first prac
ticed in Franoe in 1614 at the fair of
At one period of Frenoh history
large feet were oounted a great dis
tinction among the nobility. If na
ture did not provide this fashionable
requisite the deficiency was supplied
by artificial means, and the length of
the shoe indicated the rank of the
wearer. A prince's shoes were two
and a half feet in length ; those of a
baron six inches loss ; and those of a
knight were sixteen inohes from heel
Dressing gowns were first worn in
the early part of the eighteenth cen
tury, the elegants of the day affecting
them as part of their morning cos
tamo at the coffee houses of London.
Fainting the face became such a
prevalent custom at one time that as
early as 785 A. D. it was prohibited
by law, offenders being punished by a
heavy flue.-Detroit Free Pres?.
A oompany with a capital of $3,000, .
000 has been formed for the purpose
of building a railroad to the glaciers
of Mount Tacoma.
I THEY DIED TOO SOON.
George Washington was President and hon*
orod la his day,
He was the father of the land and all things
came hts way;
He had a basketful of fun, a wagonload of
But he nevor was a rooter- at a baseball
Napoleon conquered half the world and had
a orown of gold,
And in his time his cu^ was just as full as lt
It looks from here as though ho should have
had his share of fun
But he never st rained his vocab when tho
home team woo.
And also Alexander, ho turnoa most e rery
And then shed tears because there wero no
more worlds left to lick.
He climbed 'way up the ladder, as high as
But he never pawned his sceptro to pay a
PITH AND POINT.
? married man has the same dread
of a dry goods store that a farmer has
of a lightning-rod agent.-Atohison
"I am rednced to great extremities
again," sighed the fnnny man, as he
tossed off another joke or two involv
ing tho Chicago girl.-Chicago Tri
"Don't you think that 'Charity' is a
queer title for your new book?" "Not
at all. Charity begins a tome, yon
know. "--Philadelphia Chronicle-Dis
Blenkington-"I wonder why
'ohurohyajds yawn,' as Bhakspero
soys?" Pemberton-"Probably the
epitaphs of deceased millionaires make
She-''What I object to in a board
ing-house is the laok of tone." He
"Oh, hal Ton haven't heard the girl
in the next roon?, singing, 'When sum
mer comes again. ' "-Jody.
Miss Borely-"I called on Miss De
Vere to-day. " Miss Cutting-? ?So did
L" Miss Borely-"She was looking
very tired." Miss Cutting-"Yes;
she said yon had just called."-Tit
Ferocious Visitor (entering office)
"3ee here, boy, I've come to liok the
editor." Office Boy-"Guess you
won't like the job. He's just been
tarred and feathered."-New York
Domestic Laurels-"My wife beat
the record this week." "How do you
know ? Did she have a cyclometer on
her wheel?" "No; she wore a pedo
meter while she was cleaning house."
Visitor-"I see your traoks are not
depressed." Stockholder of the Old
Squashvillo Railroad-"No, but the
stockholders are; the blamed old con
cern has just passed a dividend."
New York Tribune.
Doetor-"Don't be alarmed. I was
sicker than you are a year ago, and
with the same trouble. To-day I am
well and hearty." Patient (anxiously)
-"Oh, doctor, tell me who wa 3 your
A filip: Tom-"3o the hoiress re
fused Jaok?" Harry-'Tes; but he
has himself to blame. He was going
through the 'only girl' formula, bnt
ho forgot himself and told her she
was the richest girl he ever loved."---'
"See here," protested the irate cus
tomer, "yon can't swindle me. Yon
were to deliver enongh ice for $100 a
week to make a wet spot eight inches
in diameter upon the baok stoop. This
6pot is a flat five inches."-Detroit
Not Worth Mentioning: "A capi
tal invention-these horseless car
riages!" "Don't talk rubbish. We
have had for a long time things quite
as remarkable in their way as horse
less carriages, and nobody. takes tho
slightost notice of them." "Indeed!
What, forinstanco?" "Cowless milk."
Tho La to 3 ka Coi flu rr s.
The men of tho Latookm, ono of
the African tribes, wear most curious
helmets, which require many years to
produce in all sheir glory. First, the
thick wool covering their heads is
woven with a thin sort of twine made
from tree bark until it forms a thiok
network. In the course of years, as
the hair grows through this mat of
wool and twine and is likewise treated,
a compact, iel ti Ice substance is
formed. This is noarly one and a
half inches in thickness, and has boen '
trained into the shape of a helmet. It
is sewed together with thread to form
a strong rim about two inches in
depth. A pieoe of polished copper
protects the front part of the helmet.
The ci est is formed by a piece of t he
tame metal shaped like the half of a
bishop's mitre and a foot in length.
After the completion of this frame
work the owner of tho head, if he is
sufficiently rich and distinguished,
proceeds to decorate it elaborately
with beads of red and blue porcelain
the size of small peas. These are ar
tistically arranged in sections of blue
and red and sewn on tho surface of
the felt, giving the appearance that
the whole helmet is formed of beads.
The helmet is completed with a row
of oowrio shells sewn about the edge,
and tho polished copper orest sur
mounted by ostrich plumes. A period
of eight or ten years is required to
perfect this elaborate and extraordi
nary coiffure.-New York Herald.
The Bangers of lcs-Crra*ii.
The ice-cream vender i.?, according
to the London Lancet, a menace to
health and should be very carefully
looked after by all persons who have
due regard for sanitary conditions.
In the course of the investigation of
a health commission, it was found that
a great deal of the ice-oream sold by
venders was made in cellars, in some
instances on floor laid over wet placos
where the mud spurted up through
the boards at every step. A micro
scopio examination ofsome of the cream
made in a place of this sort revealed
disgusting ingredients of all kinds
insects, hairs, lint, bits of straw and
filth from the streets, to say nothing
of nameless unappetizing artioles not
to be mentioned to ears polite.
The snmming np of the situation is,
that under no circumstances should
ice-oream be made in cellars. There
is no more desirable medinm for tho
propagation of bacilli, and for this
reason all operations connected with
their manufacture should be conduct
ed in olean, dry, above-ground places.
The ingredients ought to be thoroughly
cooked and oooled in vessels covered
with thiok doth, Ice-oream is whole?
some or other wise, depending on the
care taken in ita making,-New York
The steward of the Marlborough
Hotel, New York City, has been fined
$25 for using oleomargarine for cook
ing purposes, instead of lard.
From the Star, Portsmouth, Va,
An experience that ls seldom recorded bj
ADV newspaper la that ot Hr. Gabriel Levy,
of 631 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Va.,
who, at ono time, was a sufferer from a com
plication of almost incurable diseases, ard
by the ase of a very simple remedy to-day
is rendered fully capable of attending to his
duties and ls as strong as eyer.
Following is what Mr. Levy says; "Tes,
lt ls trae that not long since I was a sufferer
from seven different diseases, either one of
which has proved fatal in many oases. I
was laid up in bed for months, not able to
do the slightest thing for myself, as many
well known physicians who attended me can
attest Today I am well and hearty, as
you can soe.
"I was in Columbas, Ga., when first at
tacked, and went to the city hospital for
treatment, I felt some little lmpro7omont,
bat not enough to warrant me in doing man
ual labor. My limbs were so weak that I
experienced great difficulty in getting about.
I grow rapidly worst and at times would ex
po lenee tingling sensations through my
limbs, the nature of which I cannot describe.
The pains were torrib'o, and relief I sought
In every conceivable shape. I triad physi
cians, who were eminent in their profession,
without avail, and finally begin to lose hope,
when Dr. Mitchell, of Columbus. Ga., ad
vised me to ase Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
"Haringlaken so mach medicine without
receiving any benefit 1 was loat h to take
such a simple thing as pills. However/after
being persuaded I resolved to give them a
triai. Within a few days I began to feel a
little better. As time went on I gradually
improved, aad to-day I am as healthy and
strong as any one, I attribute my complete
euro to tho free use of Dr. Wilhams' Pink
Pills for Pale People,"
Mr. Levy also says that he believes If he
had not used the pills he would never have
beeoable to reach his home in Portsmouth;
that thoy proved a blessing to him. He
cheerfully recommends them to the public.
To confirm his statement beyond all doubt
Mr. Levy mode the following affidavit.
.?I swear that the above statement of my
case and the use of Dr. Wildams' Pills to bo
(Signed.) GAE BI EL LETT.
STATE OF VIROIKIA, )
CUT OP PORTSMOUTH, J
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th
day of January, 1896.
Gao*. I. BROOKS, Notary Pvblic.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain all th?
elements necessary to give new life and rich
ness to the blood and restore sba ttored nerves.
They are sold in boxes (never in loose form,
by tno dozen or hundred) at 60 cents a box,
or six boxes for $2.5), and may be bad of ali
druggists or directly by mail from Dr. Will
iams' Medicine Co., 8 benectady, N. ?.
The Bicycle Business.
It is estimated that there are in
America 4,000,000 bicyole riders, who
havo invested $300,000.000 in wheels,
$10,000,000 in bicyole clothing and
$200,000,000 in sundries and repairs.
Two hundred and fifty bicyolo manu
facturers, five large tire makers and
500 manufacturers of sundries, having
a total investment of $69,000,000,have
been benefited by this traffic.
The estimated capital invested in re
tail establishments, repair shops, race
tracks and club-houses is $21,000,000,
making the total American investment
in cycling equal to $600,000,000.
During 1896, it is claimed, 1,000,000
wheels and 3,000,000 tires will ba pro
duced, giving employment to 75,000
bicycle workers and 3,000 tire em
ployee. Fifty thousand persons are
employed in sundries factories and
22,000 as retail dealers and repair
men, making the total number of per
sons connected with the bioyole indus
try 4,250,000. Verily, tho cycle is
getting there.-Cycle Topics.
An Iconoclast From Wayback.
"Things are gettin' very peculiar,"
?aid an old farmer who has voted the
aame way for fifty years or more.
"Things are gettin' so fixed up on
tariff and finance, an' things that they
don't scarcely seem ter know what
their politics is."
"That's so," was the reply.
"They've disregarded party plat
forms again and agaio."
"That's so. An' it's even waVn
that. From all I kin jedge by haer
say 'bout their doin's one er two of
them fellers hez about made up their
minds ter repudiate the Ten Command
Gold Ratio 10,000 to 1.
It is claimed by Professor Hunioko
that he has discovered a practical pro
cess by which $10,000 worth of gold
can be extraoted from the sea at a cost
of $1. As the sea covers over two
thirds of our globe, there is apparently
nmple room for every one of us to stake
off his claim.
Lots of women suffer constantly,
and seldom utter complaint.
Good men rarely know the pain
endured by the women of their own
household, or the efforts they make to
appear cheerful and happy when they
ought to be in bed, their suffering ia
really so great.
Our habits of life and dress tell
sadly upon women'
a.nd how to
There is no
need of our de
scribing the ex
here, they are
too well known by those who have suf
fered, but we will impress upon every
one that these are thc never-failing
symptoms of serious womb trouble,
and unless relieved at once, a life will
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound never fails to relieve the distress
ing troubles above referred to ; it has
held the faith of the women of America
for twenty years.
It gives tone to the womb, strength
ens the muscles, banishes backache
and relieves all pains incident to
/ /m waj
do it with Pearline. And one
MEANING OF FLOWERS.
Mint ia symbolic- of vii tue.
The peaoh blossom indicates sub
Tho boll flower la symbolic o! grati
The horse ohestnnt is indicativa o?
The American cowslip indicates de?,
The honeysuckle symbolises a bong
The candytuft is an emblem of io?
The box is regarded aa symbol io ol
The oalla lily is emblematio of femi
The primrose is in England an em?
)lem of constancy.
The arbor vitae is indicative of aa?
The china aster is set down as indi?
satire of remembrance.
The oat plant is in Italy regarded aa
emblematic of music
Ibo red carnation in Spain is re*
?arded as an emblem of despair.
The myrtle plant has always been
regarded as an emblem of love.
The pink is considered in the south
af France symbolic of pure affection?
The Iotas in India is emblematio of
life ; in anoient Egypt it was a. death
The white daisy is emblematio ol
The purple columbino, in both Eng*
land and Scotland, is symbolio of de*
In the south of France the handing
af a sweet pea by a yonng woman to a
yo mg man is a polite way of stating
that she is tired of his company.-?
Western Train Bobber-Hold np
your hands 1
Beggie Languid-Aw-go to my
man, deab, fellaw ; he always awanges
about my traveling bills.-Truth.
With a*oetter understanding of tho
transient nature of thc many phys*
ical ills which vanish before proper ef?
forts-gentle efforts-pleasant effort*--*
rightly directed. There is comfort ia
tho knowledge that so many forms ol
sickness are not due to any e.ctual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of tho system, which tho pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt*
ly removes. That ?3 why it is the only
remedy with millions of lamil ies, and ia
everywhere esteemed so higriily by all
who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, thai it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness, without debilitating the
organs on which it acts, lt is theref ora
allimportant, in order to get ita bene
ficial effects, to note when you pur*
chase, that you have thc genuine article,
which is manufactured by thc California '
Fig Syrup Co. only, and sold by all rep
utable druggists. i
if in the enjoyment of good health?
and the system*is regular, thea laxa
tives or other remedies aro not needed**--*
If afflicted with any actual disease, one
may be commended, to tho most sk il Ifni
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
then one should have the best, and with
the well-informed everywhere, Syrup of
Figs stands highest and is most largely
used and gives most general satisfaction?.
The coolness is refreshing;
the roots and herbs invigor*
ating; the two together anu
mating. You get the right
combination in HIRES
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if properly treated with fer
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A trial of this plan costs but
little and is sure to lead to
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ng latest researches on the subject of fertilization, and
ire really helpful to farmers. They are sent free tat
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LN.D . Twenly-flre, '08.
if that is what you're doing
the washing for, perhaps the
L old way of washing with
/ soap-nibbing the clothes
up and down over a. board
-may be pretty good. It can't
healthy, though, to breathe
it tainted, fetid steam, and
1 better take your exercise
r's that are pleasanter,
you're washing clothes to get
an, and want to do this dis?
>rk easily, quickly, and safely
of the strongest points about
r-its economy. 4M