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What a Convention Costs.
A moat important feature of tho St
Louis convention, which bas failed to
receive muon thought during the last
few gays on acccuat of the intense
political excitement which bas pre
vailed in that neighborhood, is the se
rious item of expense.
Sinoe the adjournment of the recent
convention, therefore, the question
arises: whit has all this cost?
Those who have opened their pock
etbooks for the purpose of meeting
tile expenses of the great repoblicau
meeting in St Louis are now begin
ning to consid r the inroads which tho
o invention has made upon their pri
In regard to the cost of tho conven
tion, however, some few matters moy
ba considered. According to the Chi
cago Times-Herald, tho aggregate cost
of the late republican convention iu
St Louis is no less than $4,000,OOO.
This, of oourse, iooludes not only
the erection of the buildiugs'in which
tt e Convention assembled, but also the
daily expenditures of the several thou
sand people who were drawn to Ht.
Louis during the week. Including
delegates, newspaper correspondents,
private secretaries, clerks and visitors,
there were no less than 100,000 people
added to the population of St. Louis.
Estimating five cigars to each
stranger in the oily, thore was no less
than 3300,000 spent for cigars alone.
Ir.clading the increased amount of
business which fell to the shore of the
saloons, as well as the enormous reve
nue which accrued to the varions ho
tels in the oity during the convention,
the estimate which places the cost of
the great republican gathering at $4,
000,000, is no doubt conservative.
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Personal letters reach Mrs. Pinkham
hy thousands; r ome asking advice, and
others, like the following, telling of
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I wai well and growing atout It is a
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I only ask women in any way afflicted
with female troubles to try it."-Mas.
A5KA IVOR, Pittsford Mills, Rutland
Co., Vt _ _ ,
BOM tho sunny pastares
and thc holds covered
with the golden stub
ble ot recently harvest
ed grain carno the song
of birds, gradually
growing fainter as tho
ravs of tbe ?un began
to beat down. Tho air had not lost
the dewy fieshneea of carly morning.
But carly as it was tho day's work
at Bruce Farm was well under way.
The farmer and his men wore in tho
fields, in tho kitchen Huldah, the stout
German girl, was busy o ver the dishes,
whilo tho mistress of the house, calm,
Saxon faced Margaret Bruce, was
churning out on the back porch.
It was a delightful spot tor a morn
ing hour. A screen of morning glory
and trumpet vines allowed only an oc
casional dancing ray of sunlight to
enter. Margaret made no discord in
the harmony of tho quiet 6cone. Tall,
croct, head well poised, firm scarlet
lips and smooth brown bair. Even
her neatly fitting dress of indigo bue
print, her gingham apron and her
bare, shapely arma were phasing to an
While ehe was briskly raising and
lowering the dasher o?-the old-fash
ioned stono churn, a song oa her lips,
a step was heard on tbe walk.
"Cousin Elsie," Margaret exclaimed
brightly, "you aro an early caller.
Don't tell me you have no genius for
housework when you can get out to
make calls as carly in tho morning as
Elsie Mason shrngged her shonldors
in siler.ee. She was a gypsy-faced,
girlish-looking creature, teu years
younger than her cousin. El-do had
been for two years the wife of John
Ma3on, whoso farm adjoined that of
"How do you suppose I did it?''
Elsie demanded, sitting down on tho
top step and fanning herself with her
"Did what?" Margaret queried.
"Managed to got over here eo corly
in the morning."
"I'm snro I don't know."
"Well, I" coll you"-there was an
almost ?ricked gleam in tho soft black
eyes upturned to tho placid faco above
the speaker. "We had breakfast late.
John was in a hurry to drivo to Lay
ton, and somehow when ho is in a
hurry meals have a fashion of being
late. It didn't tako us long to cat.
You soe, thero wasn't a thing nico.
The coffee was muddy and the muffins
I made-there wasn't any bread-were
horrid. Breakfast over I put on my
hat, and hero I am eoe. See?"
Mrs. Bruce looked grave. "And
your table?" she questioned. !
"It will he all ready for dinner,"
Elsie said flippantly. "I did intend
to put the butter and cream in ibo re
frigerator, but I forgot it. Tho bed
is unmade, the sweeping not done, no
bread set, and nothing planned for
There wu3 a moment'^ silence. A
moment in which Margaret's churning
proceeded very slowly, whilo she
studied the face and form of her coasin.
Elsie's abundant black hair was
twisted in a rough knot. lier bangs
had apparently been uncurled for sev
eral days. As for her pink cambric
wrapper ^ith its tern garniture of lace,
thero was only ono word to describe
it, and that word was-dirty.
"Well, why don't you scold?" Elsie
asked iu tho ton? of a defiant ohild.
"I am afraid it will do no good,"
Mrs. Bruce said gently.
"Oh, I am so tired of everything,"
Elsie cried. "If there could only bo
a ohange in my life-I would not caro
what it was. But I'd rather die than
go on in this poky fashion. "
No reply. Margaret raised the cover
of her churn to look at the smooth
mass of cream. That was all. After
a moment Elsie wont on pettishly.
"It's all very welt for you. You
have o girl."
"And I have three children, three
hired men and toe milk of our cows.
Ye 3 sell your milk, th? tenant farmer
boards John's help, and you do the
work for two in tho family."
A little emphasis on the word "do"
deepened tho pink on Elsie's chook.
"I am fitted for better things," she
began loftily. "Fate never intended
me for a farmer's wife."
"I agroe with yon. Why did yon
"Because I loved him, of course.
John is well enough, lt is tho uncon
genial surroundings and prosy life
that mokes me miserable."
"With all John's patience he is only
human. You may some day wake up
to tho fact that you have ruined both
your lives. The poetry and congenial
surroundings you rave of may be all
right in their place. But you aro los
ing the chance to live tho sweetest of
all poems, tho helpful life of a loved
wife, and wasting your-"
"?ou are cruel, Margaret," Elsie
interrupted hotly. "I wish 1 could
die. Then, perhaps, you all would be
eorry for your unkindness to mc."
"Ob, we would forget it then and
sing your praises. You remember -
'Sweeter woman never drew breath
Than my sou's wife, Kliz:ttieth. '
With your poetio knowlege I don't
need to remind you of tho fact that it
was after the flood that Elizabeth's
mother-iu law said so. So if you were
to die I do notdon'-t that by the time
John married again ho would forgive'
eveu the muddy co?te aud - "
"That H enough. I carno to you
for comfort, not insult', ' un I Etait*,
wiping her eyes, hurrie.1 do wu tho
path in the direct iou ofberowu borne.
Margaret smiled a little as che care
fully moved the dasher tu gather the
goldcu butter, bnt the smile waa fol
lowed by a quick sigh.
As for Eloie, 1 wish I could afllrn
that she was so impressed hy her
COUS?U'H words that she went homo aud
began to mend her wuys, But truth
oorapels me to admit that thu went
straight to her own roora, threw her*
?elf npou tba UDinaris bea au I in*
dulged iu a good cry. Iie?ardlog John
Mason's diuuer th it day it waa much
like bis breakfast, except tba! strong
tea took the place of tbe coffee, and a
loaf of baker's bread brought from
Layton wa3 a decide.! improvement
JU the mullins of tbe morning.
After the meal was finished Elsie
listlessly gathered up und washed part
at the dishes. She had really intended
to wash thom all, but au interesting
subject for a poem came ia her mind.
So tho dishes wer o left, and, with dirty
drets and ujibrashed hair, tho yonna
wifo sat down to dovote the afternoon
A week later John Mason came hur
riedly into the room where his wife
"Elsie, I muet go to Hatfield at
once. I cannot return before to
morrow night. Will you got me some
dinner while I dress? I must catoh
tho 1.20 train at Layton."
I ?"What have you got to go to Hat
"Bnsinfiss. I'll tell you all about it
when I get buok," and hurried up
Elsie really evinced very little in
terest She listened to the message
ho left for tho help, and also to his
suggestion that she go to Margaret's
for the night, while trying to decide
if "Solitude" or "3onl Hunger"
should bo tho name of her now poem.
"John didn't kiss mo" she thought
after his departure. "He remembers
that I told him last week that such
things wore silly. I don't believe ho
has kissed me since."
A few minutes later she wont to the
secretary to copy tho pooca tart was
to make her immortal. A.) uho let
down the writing table a letter dropped
out. She stoopod to pick it up when
it fell from tho envelope. The fir6t
word arrested her attention
DABLINQ- Moot mo nt Hatfield to-nhjht.
JIust see you, cannot live unless 1 do.
Yours tvlth'undying lovt;.
Mechanically tho wife retnrnod the
letter to the envelope and replaced it
in tho eecrctiiry. Then sho tottered to
a chair and tried to think.
Johu, her husband, false ! It cwld
not bel And yet thero was his sudden
doparturc, his refusal to tell his busi
ness, aud, above all else, tho letter.
"How could he?" she cried. "He
knew I loved and trusted him, and
that I would have died for him. Oh,
John, how could yen . ruin onr once
happy homo and break my heart I"
Suddenly she remembered Margar
et's words. Snroly sho had not been
to blarno. At first ?ho had boon so
happy, and then had come the longing
for congenial surroundings. John had
never said much when she bemoaned
her fate, but of lalo thcro had often
been a cloud upon his brow. Then
their home. Sho shuddored a little as
sho glanced around tho tastily fur
nished but disorderly parlor. In the
adjoining room stood tho table from
which her husband had risen. A soiled
cloth, tho dirty breakfast dishes, a bit
of cold meat, crackers, cheese and
pickles. Surely not a pleasant picture
for a man starting away ou a journey
to carry with him.
"But, John, I love you 1" she cried,
throwing herself upon the couch. "I
-oh, I wish I hod done differently."
Time passed aud still she lay there,
dry-eyed and despairing. Tho rosy
light of tho setting sun stole in at the
wc6t wiudow and rested carelessly on
her tossed hair, but sho did not move.
At last a knock at tho door aroused
She went wearily to open it. On
tho threshold stood Murk Seymour, a
farm hand who had formerly boen em
ployed by John.
"Good evening, Mrs. Mason. I
called for that packet of papors I put
in John's caro when I went hunting. I
saw him as he took the train at Layton
and he said you would get them for
me. Ho said they wero in one of tho
upper pigeon holes of tho socretary,"
It was only by a strong effort of will
that Elsie was able to comprehend
what he said.
"Be you sick?" he asked, noticing
her ghastly face.
She murmured something about a
bad headache and advanced to tho
desk. As she took down tho papers
she started. It was from this same
compartment that letter had dropped.
Hero it was-and the envelope bore
name of Mark Seymourk and the post
mark was April 14.
Elsie never could tell just how she
managed to get rid of tho talkative
Seymour. When she fouLd herself
alone she sank upon her knees aud
tried to realizo it all.
It was dark when she rose. She
lighted a lamp and tho light showed a
lace glorified by a great joy. The
first thing she did was to gather up all
of he? pooms. She used them to start
a fire iu the range, heated water, and
began a vigorous attack upon the
Sho spent tho night alono. Thc
tenant houso was near and sho was too
happy to be afraid. She worked until
a late hour, and was up early tho next
John Mason did not reach homo un
til late that afternoon. A dejected
look was upon his face as he strode up
"I'm glad I didn't tell her," he
thought. "She would have baen so
disappointed. I must get rid of thc
farm somo way. Elsie will never ht
happy here. How different our life is
from what 1 thought it would be !"
He opened tho door aud Elsie was
in his arms.
"Tell me yon love mo, John," she
cried, clinging nervously to him.
"Tell me you will overlook tho pasl
aud commence auew."
Ho hold her at arm's length und
carefully studied her intently. Hot
hair was arranged iu tho way ho ud
mired it. Sho woru a fresh cream
lawn, and in Uer belt was a bunch oi
scarlet carn it ?ons.
"What is it, Elsio?" he asked almosl
sternly. Then, seeing hor lip quiver,
he drew her closo to his breast. "I
love you, my wife."
?'Come to supper," sho said galyly
?ftei a little. "Sec, John, I've turnad
over a new leaf."
The tea table was faultlessly spread.
Thero was fr sh bread and cake, big
favorite salad, broiled chioktm, Inn.
oions black raspberries and cream.
"Bnt, Kittie," be sad, bia faoa
standing, "I went to Hatfield hoping
to Bell the farm. I was disappointed.
I am so sorry-"
"I am ifot," bhe interrupted him.
"B:it I am sorry I have been Mich a
dunce. Don't sell the fi-rm, dear I'll
show you how 1 can manage a farm
house. I've had a lesson, Johu,"
Th? Home Queen.
GEMS OF ROYALTY.
RAKE SPECIMENS COLLECTED
BY THE WORLD'S MONARCHS.
Fabulous Treasures of toe Oriental
Courts-The Peacock Throne
Set With $30,000,000
Worth of Gems% ,
"? ' * r i .-j *'
ABGE gems have always had a
Cgreat charm to the Orientals,
who have always paid more
^ for them than the Europeans.
Tho Orient hides within her jealously
guarded palaces many fice collections
of jewels. The Nizam of Hyderabad
owns tho Victoria diamond, for which
he paid $2,000,000. Tho Maharajah
of Tanjore is likewise possessed of a
r'oh store of gems, many of them rare
i n 1 curious. The Maharajah of Baroda
p dd $1.00,000 for the 125-carat Star
o: the South, and also bought the 225
carat palo yellow De Beers diamond
exhibited at tho 1889 Exposition.
According to the testimony of S. G.
W. Benjamin, at one timo United
States Minister to Persia, tho late
Shah had a very remarkable collec
tion of gems, estimated to be worth
between $10,000,000 and $15,000,000,
but it is almost impossible to get ro
liable information about them, so
olosely are they guarded.. The same
may be said of tho Salton of Turkoy's
collection, valued at over $10,090,
When tho English took pofsession
of the palaee of King Theehaw at
Mandalay. Burmah, they searched
eagerly for tho fabulous treasures
which it was supposed this Oriental
monarch possessed. They were doomed
to disappointment. Nothing of any
special value was fonnd, the far-famed
jewels consisting of a miscellaneous
lot of poor emeralds and rubies. Many
of them wero of large eise, but so in
ferior in quality that the English re
galia could not be enriched by adding
any of thom. So little are they valued
thut they are now exhibited in glass
coses in the Indian Mnsonm in Lon
Of all the costly wonders that the
palace of tho Mogul Emperors at Delhi
contained, tho most wonderful and
the most costly was the peacock throne.
This was constructed during the reign
of Shah Jehan, and was the work of a
Frenchman, Austin, of Bordeaux, who
had sought refuge at the Mogul's court,
lt was estimated that tho value of the
throne was ?0,000,000 sterling. It
stood in the centre of the beautiful
Hall of Private Audience, and was
named after the figures of two pea
cocks standing behind it, their tails
being expanded, and the whole so in
laid with sapphires, rubies, emeralds,
pearls and other precious stones of
appropriate colors as to represent life.
The throne itself was six feet long by
four feet wide ; it stood on six massive
feet, which, with the body, were of
solid gold inlaid with rubie?, emeralds,
and diamonds. It was surmounted by
a canopy of gold supported by twelve
piliars, all richly emblazoned with
costly gems, and a fringe of pearls
ornamented tho border of the canopy.
Between the two peacocks stood the
figuro of a parrot of ordinary size,
said to have been curved cut of a sin
gle emerald. On each side of the throne
stood un umbrella, one of tho Oriental
emblems of royalty. They were formed
of crimson velvet thickly embroidered
and fringed with pearls, the handles,
eight feet high, being of gold studded
with diamonds. . It has been held that
tho famous Kohinoor wa3 one of the
jewels that ornamented the throne,
and as this diamond, now in possession
of Vic torin, was owned by Shah Jehan,
the story may be trno. When Delhi
was sackod by the Persians under Nadir
Shah in 1739 the throne wus plundered
of its jewels, broken np and carried
away, with $750,000,000 of loot. A
block of white marble now marks the
spot where it once stood.
Cathcrino II. aud Peter tho Great of
Bussia wero lovers of precious stones,
and collected fine examples of the
jeweler's art, which are preserved,
together with other precious relios in
tho Kromlin in the Ourcgcnu Palate,
at Moscow. Here aro thrones studded
with diamonds, rubies, turquoises,
pearls, emeralds and sapphires; an
orb containing a ruby weighing forty
nino carats, and swords and soimitars
thickly studded with gems. The* jewels
proper, which aro enclosed in cases,
include workmanship of Benaissance,
Byzantine ard Persian handiwork, all
by master hands. The wealth of gems
used is amazing. Stones cat md un
cut, some of thd largest size, saine in
these regalia. Most wonderfnl of all
is the coronation crown of Catherine
I., made especially for her by order
of Peter tho Great. There are 2358
diamonds in this crown, and over tba
orow is a magnificent ruby. In a se
parate case are placed all the jewels
woru by the Empress and Grand
Duchesses on state occasions; and
among diamonds the gems galore is a
very large pink diamond which be
longed to Peter the Great. In state
silver and gold ware this collection is
unsurpassed, and ber monarohs havo
been purchasing continuously for
three centuries, and never selling their
Probably the moro luxurious and
resplendent mirror is now in the
Louvre, Paris, originally possessed by
Queen Marie de Medici. It is of rock
crystal, and the frania was of polished
agato set in a network of enamelled
gold. This was but tho inner frame.
The outer ono was composod entirely
of precious stones, consisting of sar
donjx, jasper, robies, emeralds and
diamonds. When tho inventory of the
crown diamonds was taken in 1791 by
order of the National Assembly, thia
work of art was valued at $30,000t/<It
is now in the Louvre.
The English royal collection has
been a gradual growtb. The present
repository of the English regalia is the
Tower of London. After the execu
tion of Charles I. some of the older
objects were broken up and dispersed,
and at the restoration it was necessary
to rccouetrnct many of them for the
King's coronution. Nearly all tho his
torical pieces dato no further hack
than tho limo of Charles IT. The an
cient regalia comprises two crownp, an
orb, a sceptre with a cross, a sceptre
with a dove, a long sceptre of gold, a
ring with n ruby, and several minor
articles, The most conspicuous and
valuablo object in tho collection is tho
crown ol Queen Victoria, made for her
coronation in 1838, many of the jowela
hoing of groat antiquity. Tn one of
tho crosses in front of the crown is set
the famous ruby which belonged to
tho Blaok Prinoe, Tho crown con
tains in all 2783 diamonds, 277 pearl?,
five rubies, seventeen sapphires and
In tho treasury of tho imperial and
royal house of Austria, at Vienna, are
some remarkable specimens of work ic
rock crystal, owern, flagons, and tank
ards, ornamented an 1 engraved with
elaborate scenes and landscapes, and
set with enamel, gold, and precious
btuues. These pieces were usod nt tho
coronation of the Austrian kings, or
for their dotnestio service. A vase in
tho same collection is formed of a sin
gle Peruvinn emerald weighing 2680
carats, which is said to have been part
of the treasure of Burgandy. Here,
also, is the imperial crown of Austria,
made during the reign of Bndolph IT.
It is of pare gold, richly adorned with
diamonds, pearls, and rubies, The
circlet is of gold, encircled with large
flat diamonds and pearle, two ranges
of deeply set pearls decorating the
border. The upper border of the cir
clet is adorned with four large and
four small fleur-de-lys ornaments bear
ing large rubies, diamonds, and pearls.
The skeleton of the cap is composed of
broad stripes of enamel, accompanied
by a range of pearls on cither sido of
the hoop which divides the cap into
two halves. Euch half ls formed by
two triangular plates of gold, on which
the principal sccnos of tho coronation
are wrought in bas-relief. The hoop
is surmounted by a little cross adorned
by a sapphiro of matchless beauty.
This is one of tho most remarkable
specimens of German goldsmith's work
extant, and in poiut of valno and gen
eral workmanship is unique of its
kind.-New York Sun.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Pains-taking is gains-making.
Book borrowers aro generally good
The iran who sits down to wait for
a golden opportunity to knook at his
door will need a thick cushion on bis
The trouble with tho man who ?B al
ways talking about what he'd do if he
had plenty of monoy, is that he never
Such as thy words ore, such will thy
affections be esteemed ; and such will
thy deeds as thy affections ; and such
thy life as thy deeds.
Tho true way to be humble is not to
stoop till you are smaller than your
self, but to stand at your real height
against somo higher naturo that shall
show yon what the real smallness of
your greatest greatness ia
It is always hard to go beyond your
public. If they aro satisfied with
oheap performance, yon will not easily
arrive at better. If they know what
is good and rcqnire it, yon will aspire
and burn until you achieve it. But
from time to time, in history, men
are born a wholo ago too soon.
Leave children an accumulated for
tune of memories and inspirations and
examples and hopes, so that they are
rich in brain and heart and soul and
service. Then, if you happen to leave
them a fortune besides, if they have
all these, the fortune will be shorn of
its possibilities of evil, and will be
come an instrument of higher and
There is al way ? room for a man of
force, and he makes room for many.
Society is a troop of thinkers, and the
best heads among them take the best
places- A feeble man can seo the
farms that aro fenced and tilled, tho
houses that aro built. The strong man
sees the possible houses and farms.
His eye makes estates as fast as the sun
The serious injury inflicted on tho
California orango crop recently by
frost has naturally had tho effect of
bringing ont a large number of plats
for the future protection of the orange
groves in California. Ono inveutor
asserts confidentially thit any orango
tract eau be fully protected against
the severest frost that the State ie ever
likely to be visited by. His plan is to
or?ate au artificiar fog, which over
hangs the trees, and keeps them from
harm. It is a familiar fact that there
is no danger from frost on ? cloudy
night; the clouds prevent the rapid
radiation of heat from the earth, and
thus serve as a sort of blanket. A
fog, which is an enrth cloud, serves
tho same purpose. Tho orchard pro
vided with the fog-making device is
underlaid by a system of 6mall pipes
that corry water. Connected with
these aro perpendicular pipes, which
rise to a height of forty feet in the
air. At the top of those pipes, which
run 100 to every ten acres, arc two
"ryslono nozzles," which discharge
tho water in a fine spray in an upward
direction. When ihe woter is turned
on the air is said to ho charged with a
fine fog-liks mist. The turning on is
done either automatically cr by an
electrical arrangement, which is actu
ated when the thermometer rans down
to freezing poiut, or by the watch
man, who is awakened by the sound
ing of an alarm attached to a thermo
stat whenever the air becomes cold
enough for tho orchard to need its
mantle of mist. It is said that within
a few lainu'es of the turning on of the
wate* in tho pipes and spruy nozz'es
the mist fills the air to a height of
forty-five feet, and any breezo drifts
it about like a bank of fog.-Jackson
ville (Fla.) Times-Union.
A Fil ti ii g Monument tin Famous .Hollier
Green Llonntain Maid, write? Ham
ilton Bushey, in Scribner, had six
teen colts and died in 1888. On a hill
ct Stony Ford, overlooking tho Wall
kill Valley, and matching in grandeur
the bold front cf the Shawangunk
range in tho distance, she was buried,
and the spot is marked by a tall shaft
of red granite with this inscription at
GREEN MOUNTAIN MAID,
Tho Great Mothor of Troll ors and Producors
Dons, 1802; DUM, 1838,
Tho Birthplace, of all hor CnlLlrcn.
Pro3poro.2.21 E niue.2.20
Darno Trot.2.22 Mansfield.2.26
Miranda.2.32 Elista.2 20%
Elite. - Elise. -
Elina. 2.28 Paul. -
(188.") Lnnco'.ot, 2.23.
Also Grandam of Norlain?. one-yenr-old roc
This stono was erected, A. D. 188D,
DY CHA HI.ES BACK?UN,
On tho spot dodk'uled to hor worth and
honore 1 by her du-^.
A Novel Street Sweeper.
Indianapolis is operating a pneu
matic street sweeper with great suc
cess. It consists of an engiuo m .mut
ed on wheels and drawn by horses.
The engine works a blower and a fun
nel-shaped hood hangs down under
the wagon, with its mouth near the
- street surface. Tho curreut of air
I mado by tho bluwe-r sucks the dust
arjd dirt up into tho wagon, where it
is carried to the faruaoo ?nd thero
One of those machines (four af them
oro in oporation iud moro being built)
will eweep 130 squares of 10,000
square feet eaoh in twelve houri,
This means about ten miles of travei.
The machine is operated by three
horses and two men. Two two hor^e
wagons haul away thc sweepage of
three mach ines. Th-i gutters are
swept by the machine also. Th?
weight of the machine, with men, c.ml
?nd water, is 650) pouuds.-^-New
FOE THE HOUSEWIFE.
WASHING BICYCLE GLOVE?? \
The chamois gloves in white ami
light shades which are worn by bycy
clists may be washed in the following
manner : Make a lather with Costilo
soap and warm water, nsing a spoon
ful of ammonia to each quart When
tho water is tepid pat the gloves in
and let them soak for a quarter of an
hour, then press them with tho hands,
but do not wring them. Rinse in
fresh cold water with a little ammonia
added. Press tho gloves in a towel.
Dry thom in tho open air after pre
viously blowing to puff them out.-.
New York Sun.
WA8HINO THE KANO.
Having been told repeatedly that ibo
bent way to clean a piano enso was to
wash it with soap and wuter.snys a cor
respondent of Good Housekeeping, I
somehow never could quite make up
my mind to try it after all, for it
seemed as though the soupy water
must suroly spoil the brilliant polish
in spite of all ussnrnnces to the con
trary. But when our beautiful piauo
began to look dull and milky, and I
realized thnt tho time had come when
something must be dono if I would
have it roBtored to its pristine splen"
dor, I determined to find ont if pos
sible all about it, and then to make
tho experiment resolutely if I became
convinced that it really was tho best
Accordingly, the first opportunity
which presented itself was taken to
ask the piano tuner about it, knowing
that ho was sent out by ono of the
oldest and most reliable firms of tho
"Certninly," he replied in a tone no
convincing ns to quite banish doubts.
"Just let me have a dish of tepid,soft
water, a cake of soap and three
pieces of clean, sleazy Canton flan
Whon I had brought the articlos
designated, he at onco proceeded to
chow how it waa to be done.
"Take the first pieco of cloth and
wet it," he said, suiting tho action to
the word, "then rub it over the cake
of soap and apply it to the pit.no-a
small portion of the surface at a time.
Next wet the second piece, and with
this rub off the soap as thoroughly as
possible. With the third piece dry
tho part, rubbing it till it shines
brightly, and do it all as quickly as
possible, that the soap may not r?main
too long upon tho polished surface."
I was delighted with tho result, and
no longer felt any hesitation about
continuing tho work that ho bad be
gun. If one is very sure to get a thin,
cheap quality of Canton flannel and is
careful to follow directions as hero
given, success is certain.
Crisped Crackers - Split butter'
oraokers and spread with batter; put
them, the battered side up, into a .
pan and brown in a hot oven. They
are delicious in fish chowder and
White-Sugar Sirup.-One cup sugar
one-third cup water, ono teaspoonful
butter. Boil tbo sugar with the water
until it thickens v,itly. Add tho
butter and serve hoc as soon as the
butter is melted.
Sago Soup-One quart stock, two
tablespoonfuls sago, ono scant tea
spoonful salt, one-half saltspoonful
peppor, Wash thc sago and cook it in
boiling salted water half an hour, tbet
add to the boiling stock and serve.
Gluten Gems-Two cups of gluton
flour, one-half teaspoonful salt, two
teaspoonfuls baking powder.oue table
spoonful sugar, one egg, two cups
water. Sift thc baking powder with
the flour, add the water, sugar and
salt, and tho beaten egg. Bako io very
hot buttered gem pans in a hot oven
half an hour.
Steamed Rhubarb-Wash, peol nnd
cut the rhubarb into inch pioces. Put
it into a double boiler, add sugar in
the proportion of one cup of sugir for
a pint of fruit, and cook till tender.
Do not stir it. If tho rhubarb is very
soar pour boiliug water over it and
let it stand five minutes, then drain
and steam. Servo cold.
Rice Crusts-Cook ono cup col l
boiled rice ic the double boiler with
one-half cup milk until the rico is very
soft. Add one tablespoonful of sugar
a salt spoonful of salt, one beaton ogg
and flour enough to make it hold to
gether. Spread on a tin having tho
mixture one-third of nu inch thick.
Bake in a very hot oven till brown.
Split and cat with sirup.
Jumbles-One-half cup of butter,
one cup sugar, two cups of flour, two
oggs, one tablespoonful milk, ouc
heaping teaspoonful baking powder.
Croam the butter, add tho sugar,milk
and beaten egg, and tho bnkiug pow
der mixed with the flour. Roil out thc
mixturo one-third of an inch thick, cut
with a doughuut cutter.spriuklo gran
ulated sugar over, and bako a delicate
Curried Eggs- Buil six eggs thirty
minutes. Remove tho shells and cut
iuto halves and sprinkle with a piuch
of salt for each half. Melt ono table
spoonful of butter in a frying pan ;
add one henpiqg tablespoon of flour
mixed with bulf a tublespooufiil of
curry powder, Pour ou slowly ono
pup and a half of milk. Add ono small
half teaspoonful salt and n dash of
cayenne peppor nud simmer all Jo,
gether for tea minutai, Add the cg vs
and whoa warmed through thoroughly
serve in ? shallow dish.
Fiaucee-Oh, Charley, I lote you
?o much. Yon are all I have in this
He-My gracious. If this is so I
will have to break our engagement,
IT S0UND3 LIKE A MIMOLE,
OVE OF THE BRAVE BOTS IN OBAT
BELATES A UK 31 AUK A ULE STOBT.
Hr. C. L. Karri?, While s Member of the
38th Mississippi Infantry, Contracta
Dlseaae and Suffers tor Yean-?
He Finally Recovera, and
Telia tb? Story or HU Care.
From Commercial-Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.
What IQ many respects is a remarkable
cure has been effected In Hinds County,
Miss., near tho tbriv'- town of Utica.
Mr. C. L. Farris h utce, a jostofnee
seven miles from Utica, and at the presen':
time he ls aa object of considerable curiosity
throughout the community, for it was he who
was ?ared of a chronic caso of rheumatism
of over thirty yosts' .st audi ns.
A. Commercial-Appeai reporter having
boen detailed to see Mr. Farris, drove out to
his store at Duke. Mr. Farris, who ls post
master, was busy working up tho mall, but
as soon as bo had finishci he acceded very
cheerfully to an Interview. .
Mr. Farr!*) is 62 years of age, but one would
never suspect that h? caniet? so many years
upon his shoulders, for ho is os <*rect, his
stop is os srrtnKy and his eye as bright as if
he wore only half tbat ago. Ile is a perfect
picture of hearty old manhood.
"To begin with," said ho, "I suppose you
want to know how I was curod o? rheuma
tism? Well, lt was remarko'le. I bad al
most giveu up all hope of every being cure-!.
Why, sometimes I couldn't walk for weeks
at a'time. I suffered constantly and was
never entirely free fruin it.
"I had tried two specialists in New Or
leans, one In Vicksburg, c no in Atlanta and
two in Now York and never gained anything
more from them than temporary relief, some
times not that.
"One day I was readlog a newspaper-I
forget now whtcb one-and my attention was
attracted by an article on Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People. It statel that thoy
wero good for rheumatism and I determined
to get some of them and see if there was aoy
virtue in thom. I went to Vicksburg two
days later and purchased six boxes and after
taking tue pills according to directions, the
severo attack of rheumatism I was then suf
fering from vanished, and I hove nevor felt
a twinge of it eicce, and that bis been over
a year ogo.
"Write you a letter for publication? Why
certainly, with pleasure. It will be nothing
more than common humanity to sufferers
from rheumatism to let them know how they
can be cured."
Mr. Farris went to bis desk and nfter writ
ing o few minutes handed tho reporter the
DUKE, HINDS Co., Miss., Jan. 2, 'PG.
"Thlslstocertlfyth.it I contracted rheu
matism during the war, in 1662, while a
member of the Thirty-eighth Mississippi In
fantry, C. S. A., and up to a year otro I was
a constant sufferer from lt, sometimes being
unable to walk. The first attack confined
rn?; to my bod for three months.
"About eighteen months ago I saw an ad
vertisement of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,
which stated that tbcv were a sun? cure for
rboumatism. 1 decided to get some of them
and so the next time I went to Vicksburg I
bouirlit .-ix h.?..<>..-. I began faking them ac
cording to directions and by tho time I had
taken the six boxes the rheumatism went
away und I have never felt a particle of it
"I know that Dr. Williams' Tink Plljs are
responsible for the cure. It has been over a
?ear since I took the pills and I firmly be
leve I am permi nontly curod.
. "I tuke pleasure iu recommending them lo
all who suffer fr ?rn rheumatism, and feel
confident that if taken according to direc
tions, they will cure any ease of the kind. I
have taken probably a barrel of medicine and
have tried every specialist of note in New
Orleans, Vicksburg, Atlanta and New York
and have been kept poor scratching around
to get money to pay tnecu with, and I never
got any relief until 1 used Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. a L.'FABBIB."
Moesrs. Trrroll Bros., druggists, of Utica,
corroborate in every dotall the statement and
letter of Mr. Farris, and addod that sln?e his
wonderful cure their sale for Pink Pills had
been something phenomenal and a number
of people had used them not only for rheu
matism, but for extremo nervousness, and o
number of other disorders, and all had de
rived great benefit from them.
Dr. G. W. Eilis and Messrs. S. E. Dudley A
Son, tho other druggists of Utica, gavo sub
stantially the same testimony as the Messrs.
Terrell, and all spoke very highly of Mr.
Farris and his standing in the community.
Every one of them said that Mr. Farris's
statement would sooner be accepted by tho
people of Utica and tho-surroundir - . country
than any one else they knew of.
Dr. Williams1 Pink Pills ari sold by all
dealers, or will be sont post p lld on receipt
of price, 130 cents o box, or six boxes for
?2 50 (they are noYer sold in mik, or by the
100), by addressing Dr. Williams' Med .ein?
Company, Schenectady, N. Y.
Number of Stars/
Tbe latest computation on the si ors
visible in both hemispheres puts the
number of such shining orbs up to the
high mark of 10^,000,000. Tho astrono
mers have odd ways of estimating the
number of these brilliant points of
light, says the St. Louis Republic By
figuring from the apparent diameter
of tho full moon, it is shown that :he
arena of the whole sky visible to man
(in both hemispheres) is 41,125 square
degrees. The area of *'J0 whole star
space, according to this mode of reck
oning, is only equal to about 200,000
times tbe area of a full moon, figuring
that the moon's apparent diameter at
that time is slightly over half a de
Ihis would give 2,424 stars to each
iquare degree, or a total of a hundred
millions, which would be equal to 500
stars on each space in the sky as large
as a full moon.
"Talk about hard times," exolaimed
the man with a big nook and a paper
weight diamond in his cravat-"talk
about hard times ! I never seen any
thing like what we've been through,
"Did you-did you notice it?" was
the surprised inquiry.
"Did I notice it? Why de farmers
hez been so poor dey couldn't indulge
in de ordinary luxuries. Look in de
newpapers an' see fur yerself. Dere
nin'c one gold brick sold nowadays
where dero useter be a dozen."
Didn't Know the Ropos.
Bc had been in doop thought for
"Tho man who said it was cheaper
to move than to pay rent- " ho began
"Well" said tho patient listener, as
Thus encouraged, ho tried again.
?"The man who said it was cheaper
to move than to pay rent," ho said,
"evidently always did his moving on
some other day than tho 1st of Moy."
When you come in hot
and thirsty-HIRES Root
Mada onlT br Th? Charin E. Rim Co., FhUtMpbla.
A .'S--, packa'f? makai 4 j?l)oc?. Sold arararffctaa. ,
A New Illuminant.
M. Henry ie a French savant of tho
school of higher studies, vtho has re?
vealed the power of the sulphate of
zico to absorb sunlight and give it
back in the dark. Poudre de riz
made with thia mineral gives a soft
luminosity to a fair young face. A
lady cyclist dusted o'rer with this pow
der is in herself a lamp on a pitch
dark night The luminous pigment
is not liable tobe spoiled by damp, by
oarbolio acid or by any weak acid. It
resists rain if united to some strongly
adhesive body. There is a house ia
tho Rou de Longchamps where a win?
dowless set of rooms ore lightened with
it. Tho lady of the house receives
there friends at "?vo o'clock." The
apartment seems bathed in moonlight,
the curtains aro as if studded with
glowworm*, the ceiling scintillates.
The furniture looks os if rubbed with
phosphores. Tho play of this light
on colored objects gives ono the im
pression of Aladdin's underground
palace. Often they take the rich, glow*
iog tones of the topaz, ruby and em
eral. This powder does not lose its
brilliancy if used in starch or size. A
black dress trimmed with lace made
luminous by it is moro than bewitch?
Making lt Pleasant for Him.
"I wants to git a whito man ar
rested fer incendiary trespass or some
fin," said the perturbed colored gentle
"What's nj ? asked the policeman.
"Maa'hired me toe raise leaves out
his yard, an' whon I was most froo he
say, 'Mose, dat wouldn't be no hard
wuk at all ef yon was dom' it fer fun,
would it?* Au' I say, Dai's so; wuk
fer fun ain't nebbath (?o tirin' as wuk
fer pay.' Den he soy. 'Al right; I
des not pay you an' 'dat will mek it
easier fer you. Always like to help
poro Inbrin' man along.' Now,
wouldn't dat jar you.-Indianapolis
Triplets Lived Over KJ gilly Years.
The death in Pennsylvania of one of
the remarkable triplets bas occurred,
and tho aged trio, who have lived al
mont eighty-two years, arc now separ
ated. Mrs. Amos Brandt,who resided
in Marlborough township, expired re
cently. She was a daughter of Rev.
Qoorge Relier, dtc?asod, and was the
first of the triplets to die. The survi
vors are Tobins and J< use Belier, lier
age was 81 years, ll mouths and 9
days. She was tho motlier of sixteen
children, ten of whom ?urrive.-Haiti
A WATEB PROOF blackiag is made by
mixing 60 parts of bone black into 45
of syrup, which must bo diluted with
12 parts of strong vinegar, then gradu
ally add 12 parts of sulphuric acid.
.Stand for a week before mixing it with
12 parts of caoutchouc oil.
With a better understanding of the
transient nature of thc many phys
ical ills which vaniah before proper ef
forts-gentle efforts-pleasant efforts
rightly directed. There ? comfort in
the knowlcdgo that so roany forms of
sickness aro not doe to any actual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of thc system, v Inch the pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt
ly removes. That is why it is the only
remedy with millions of families, and is
everywhere esteemed so highly by all
who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness; without' debilitating the
organs on which it ads. lt is therefor?
all important, in order to get its bene
ficial effects, to note when you pur
chase, that you have thc genuine article,
which ia manufactured by thc California
Fig Syrup Co. only, and sold by all rep
If in the enjoyment o:t good health,
and the system is regular, then laxa
tives or other remedies are 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 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 sat isf action.
Tulane University of Louisiana.
It? ndvunUg-? for practlr.J instruction both io
ampia laboratories and abiiniant hospital material*
.rs annotated. Froe acc??s ia ifiTen to tbs ff"it
Charit/ Hospital with ".Kl bed? and :?'.(> O patient ? an
nually. Special instruction is gWer.dti'y ?TTHE n D
BiDt OF THK SICK. The neil ceylon I)?gi is Octobx
loth, 1S96. For catalogue and information addresi
Prof. S. E. CH AILLE, M. I)., Dean.
&TP. O. Drawer 361. NEW ORLEANS, LA.
For yourself and your Stock. Good
for man and beast. Finest Nervo
.^and Bone Liniment made. Cures
fresh CUM, wound-, bruise*, sores, rheumatism
and pains of all kinds. Sold by t.ll medicine
dealer*. Price. 26and 50 cents. Get Cuban
Relief for summer complaint. Manu fae
tiiredonlybrtheNew Spencer Medicine
Co.. CHATTANOOGA. TENN.
land wa will ?how you Low to
n?Tke }3 a dari abac lc (ely tan-, we fur
nish tb. work and teicfe. you free jo?
work la th? locality where you lire;
a*ndusyour*ddrrw<and we will riplalu
the business fully; remeniner w? (roar*
anice a ri rar profit ot $3 (or errry > ay's
Korti atwolatvly ?iirr; writ* al eat*.
D. t. BOKO**, aUaarer. Baa LC DETROIT. Ililli.**.
relieves you of al
skin disease. "Ulood
you of your
That's the difference.
1 box by mall for 60c. In cash i r stamps.
J. T. SHUPTRINK,
lt cures all skin dlseas-s.
and WHISKY habits cured. Book i
nure. Dr. a i. woo LUT. mm..
A. N. U.Tweu ty-sovon, '96.
another one of the things that
Pearline (??rt^fp) does best,
?th that, the glass is never
loudy-is always clear and
right. Washing it is less
trouble, of course-but that is
e case with everything that is
ashed with Pearline.
And about the sashes and the
imes ; remember that Pearline,
rhen it takes the dirt off, leaves
iced that certain imitations are