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A New Umbrella.
Umbrella making is among the most
interesting of industries. Something
like 1,000 patents have been taken ont
during the last twenty years. Tho
most recent inventor, who, if success
ful, will eclipse all rivals, is a maker
who claims to have contrived a trans
parent umbrella, which, while being
equally waterproof with ilks and al
pacas, will have the greatest advantage
of allowing the wayfarer in a rainstorm
to avoid collision with lamp posts and
other obstacles along the way.
Wanted Her Money's Worth.
She arose, smiling, from the den
"How much do I owe you?" she
"Three dollars and a half," was the
"Are you Bure that's right?" she in
"Well, it seem3 a good deal. The
time I was here before you only
obarged me $2 and you hurt me ever
so much more than you did this time."
March of Fclonce.
An dent Lover-If you would see
my heart, Belinda, won would know
Up-to-Date Girl (producing Roent
gen caraere)-I intend to see it, George.
.Sit still, please.-Child's Weekly. _
Wigwag-How does the political Bit
nation strike you ?
Harduppe-I'vo been looking for
one for the past 20 years, and it hasn't
struck mo yet-Philadelphia Becord.
A Veli of Mts?
Rie'.ng at morning or evening from some low
lands, often tarries in its tolds the seeds ot ma- 1
Jaria. Where malarial lever prevail no ono is
?afe, unless protected by some efficient medi
cinal safeguard. Hoste tter's Stomach Bitters
is both a protection^ ?nd a remedy. No jar
ran who inbub'.t?, or sojourns in a miasmt.tlc
region, or country, should omit lo procaro
this fortifying agent, which is also tho finest
known remedy lor dyspepsia, constipation,
kidney trouble and rbeurratism.
The name of coffeo is derived from tho city
of Kaffa. in Arabia.
Medicinal value, more skill, care, expense, more
wonderful cures and more curative power in
Than in any other. Bo sure to get only Hood's.
Hood's PII.s cure biliousness, indigestion.
The Fight Was Called Off.
The two gentlemen who had been
having a sidewalk discussion of 'he
coinage question h^-i passed from per
sonalities to innuendo, thence in epi
thet, and were just about to proceed to
physical argument, when u little mau
in a summer ocat of the style of 1888
rushed up to them and said :
"Excuse me, gentlemen, but if you
are going to fight would yon -mind
stepping over in my back lot? It ain't
very fur away, and I got my mother
in-law laid up in the back bedroom
with a broken vleg, and I can't stay in
tho same house with her,' and I think
ef she seen a right good scrap it would
cheer the old lady up to an amazing
degree. Is it a go?"
It waenot, bnt by tho timo the-coin
"ige^?t?blftersTo??hV little "man escape
be was in a blissful condition that
reckoned not of a whole houseful of
irritable mothers-in-law.- Indianapolis
A Love Affair.
Pascee-Dumps always has a sad
look in his eyes. I think he must have
been disappointed in* love.
Rawlins-No, ho married her.
Philadelphia North American.
GOOD AND SUFFICIENT REASONS
FOR THE BLUES.
Doctors Fall to Understand Symptoms
That Are Danger Signals.
A marked trait in woman's character
ls to place implicit confidence in her
A man must work entirely from the
ory in the
knowledge, ' belong
to the female sex
alone. Many wo
men who peri
.fer with at
or want-to-bc-lcft-alone feeling, do
not at first realize that these are
the infallible symptoms of womb
trouble and the forerunners of great
Soon they grow to feel that the
doctor does not understand their case.
Then they remember that "a woman
best understands a woman's ills," and
turn to Mrs. Pinkham.
The following letter is but one posi
tive illustration of this fact :
"Four years ago I began to suffer
with great weak
ness of the genera
tive organs. My f
womb was pro- !
lapsed; I suffered
backache and all
the ether pains
that weakness. I
tried doctor after
final operation 'rf
after which I
became a total
scraping of the
womb. A friend, one day, recom
mended to my husband your Com
pound. He bought me a bottle. The
relief I experienced afte. taking it,
was wonderful. I continued its use,
and I am glad to say my recovery is a
perfect surprise to everybody that
knows me."-MRS. B. BLUHM, 4940 fian
Francisco Ave., St. Louis, Mo.
? Pf SO'S CURE FOR
CURLS WHERE Alt ELSE FAILS'.
Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use L
UT, uncle-I love my
"Give her to me!"
"It will be my
console yourself with some other girl. "
My nnole, whose back had been to
wards me, whirled round, his face red
to bursting, and brought his closed
fist down upon the counter with a
"Never!" he cried; "never! Do you
hear what I say?"
And as I looked at him beseech
ingly and with joined hands, ho went
"A pretty husband you look like ! -
without a sou, and dreaming of going
into housekeeping! A nico mess I
should make of it, by giving you my
daughter ! It's no use your insisting.
You know that when I have said 'No,'
nothing under tho sun can make me
I ceased to make any further appeal.
I knew my uncle-about as headstrong
an old fellow as could be found in a
day's search. I contented myself with
giving vent to a deep sigh, and then
went on with the furbishing of a big,
double-handed sword, rusty from
point to hilt.
This memorable conversation took
place, in fact, in the shop of my
maternal nude, a well-known dealer in
antiquities and objects d'art, No, 53,
Ruo des Claquettes, nt tho fign of the
"Mnlteee Cross"-a perfect museum
The walls were hung with Marseilles
and old B?nen china, facing ancient
cu; ra ese?, sabres, and muskets, and
picture-irames ; below tbeso were
ranged old cabinets, coffers of all
torts, and statues of saints, one-armed
or one-legged for the most part and
dilapidated as to their gilding; then,
here and here, in glass cases, herme
tically closed and locked, there were
kniok-l;nack3 in infinite variety
lachrymatories, tiny urns, ringp, pre
cious stoneii, fragments of marble,
bracelets, crossis, necklaces, medals
and miniature n-ory statuettes, tho
yellow tints of.v>'-'\ in the sun,
took momentarily u .-..ah-like trans
Time ont of mind tho shop had be
long d ID the Cornuberls. lt passed
regularly from lather to son, and my
uncle-his neighbors said-could not
but be the possessor of a nico little
fortune. Held in esteem by all, a
Municipal Councilor, impressed by
the importance nud gravity of his
office, short, fat, highly* choleric and
headstrong, but ot bottom not in tho
least degree an unkind sort of man
such was my uncle Oornubeft, my
only living male relative, who, as soon
as 1 left school,had elevated rae to the
dignity "of chief and only clerk and*
shopman of the "Maltese Cross!"
But mv uacle was not only a dealer
in antiquities and a Municipal Coun
cilor, he was yet more, and, above all,
the father of my cousin, Bose, with
whom I was naturally in love.
To come back to the point at which
. Without paying any attention to the
sighs which exhaled from my bosom
while scouring the rust fromjpy long,
two-handed sword, my uncle, magni
fying glass in hand, was engaged in
the examination of a lot of medals
which he hal purchaeed that morning.
Suddenly he raised his head; five
o'clock was striking.
"The Council!" ho cried.
When my uncle pronounced that
august word it made a mouthful ; for
a pin he would have saluted it bare
headed. But this time, after a mo
ment's consideration, he topped his
forehead and added, in a tono of
supreme relief :
"No, the sitting does not take place
before to-mcrrow-and I am forgetting
that I have to go to tho railway station
to get thc consignment of which I was
advised this morning."
Bising from his peat and laying down
hi6 glass be called out :
"Bose, bring mo my cano and hat !"
Then, turning toward me, he added,
in n lower tone and speaking very
"As to yon-don't forget our con
versation. If you think you can make
me say 'yes,' try-but I don't think
you'll succeed. Meanwhile not a word
to Bose, or by Sai ut Barthelemy, my
patron of happy memory, I'll instantly
kick yen out of doors!"
At that moment Bose appeared with
my uncle's cano and hat, which 6he
handed to him. He kissed her on the
forehead ; then, giving me a last but
eloquent lock, hurried from the shop.
"I went on scouring my double
handed sword. Boso came quietly
"What is thc matter with my
father?" sho asked; "he seems to be
angry with you." *
I looked at her-her eyes were so
black, her look so kind, her mouth so
rosy, and her teeth so white that I
told her all-my love, my snit to her
father, and his rough refusal. I could
not help it-after all, it was his fault !
He was not there; 1 determined to
brave his anger. Beside?, tbero is
nobody like timid persons for display
ing courage under certain circum
My cousin said nothing; she only
held down her eyes-while her cheeks
were as red as those of cherries in
I checked myself.
"Are you angry with me?" I
asked, tremblingly. "Are you angry
with me, Bose?"
Sho held out to mo her hand, On
that, my heart seething with audacity,
my head on fire, I cried :
"Bose-I swear it? I will be your
husband !" And ns she shook her head
and looked al rae sadly, I added :
"Oh! I wall know that my uncle is
self-willed, but I will be moro self
willed still ; and, since he must be
forced to sav 'yes,' I will force him to
"But how?" asked Bose.
Ah! how? That was exactly the j
difficulty. But, no matter; I would
find a way to surmount it !
At that moment a heavy step re- ; ]
sounded in tho street. Instinctively j i
we moved, away from each other ; ? I
returned to my double-handed sword, i <
Mid Bose, tc keep herseif in coun tc- <
nance, set to dusting, with a corner ol
ber apron, a little statuette in its
faded red velvet case.
My uncle entered. Surprised al
finding us together, ho stopped short
ind looked sharply at us, from oho to
"We- each of us went on rubbinq
without raising our heads.
"Here, tako this," said my uncle,
banding me a bulky parcel from un
1er his arra. "A splendid purchase,
rou'll see." y~
The subject did not interest mo in
I opened tho parcel, arid from tho
snvelopiug paper emerged a steel
belmct-but not an ordinary helmet,
oh, no!-a superb, monumental
morion, with gorget and pointed visor
of strange form. The visor was
raised, nud I tried to discover what
prevented it from being lowered.
"it will not go down-the hiogee
have got out of order," said my uncle ;
but it's a superb piece, and, when it
bas been thor'ughly cleaned and
touched up, will look well-that shall
be your to-morrow's job."
"Very good, uncle," I murmured,
not daring to raise my eyes to his.
Thnt night, on reaching my room, I
it once went to bed. 1 was eager to
be aloDe and able to think at my ease.
Night brings counsel, it ?6 said ; and
[ had great need that the proverb
mould provo true. But, after lying
.wake for an hour without receiving
my assistance, I fell of! to sleep, and,
till next morning did nothing but
Iream the oddest dreams. 1 saw Rose
on her way to church in a strange
oridal costume, a fourteenth-centary
:ap, three feet high, or. her head, but
ookiug prettier than ever; then sud
lenly the scene changed to moonlight,
in which innumerable helmets and
pieces of old china were dancing a
ivild farandola, while my uncle, clad
in complete armor and with a formid
lblo halberd in his hand, conducted
ihe bewildering whirl.
The next day-ah, tho nest day-I
?vas no nearer. In vain, wi'h clinched
:ceth, I scoured the immense helmet
wrought by my uncle tho previous
?vening-scored it with such furry aa
ilmost to break tho iron-not an idoa
:amc to me. The helmet shone like a
mn ; my uncle sat smoking his pipe
md watching me; but I could think
of nothing and no way of forcing him
to give me his daughter.
At three o'clock Bose went into the
muatry, whence she was not to return
int il dinner time in tho evening. On
;he threshold eho could only make o
?ign to mo with her hand; my uncle
iud not-left us alone for a single in
stant. * Be was hot easy in his mind;
[ could tee that by his face. No doubt
ie lind not forgotten-our conversation
)f tho previous evening.
I went on rubbing at my helmet.
"Yon have mode it quite bright
raough- put it down," said my uncle.
I put it down. The storm was gath
ering ;.I could notdo better than allow
it to blow over.
But suddenly, ns if overtaken by a
?trango fancy, my uncle took up the
mormons morion nnd turned and ex
.mined it on nil sides.
"A handsome piece of armor, there
is no doubt about it ; but it must have
iveighed- pretty heavily on it woarer'e
moulders," he muttered; and, urged
Dy I know not what demon, he clapped
it ou his head aud latched tho gorget
piece about his neck.
Struck almost speechless, I watched
?vhat he was doing, thinking only how
ugly ho looked.
Suddenly there was a sharp sound
is if a spring had snapped-and
;rack !-down fell the visor ; and there
ivas my uncle, with his head in an iron
sage, gesticulating and swearing like
I could contain myself no longer,
ind burst into a roar of laughter ; for
cay uncle, stumpy, fat, and rubicund,
presented an irresistibly comic ap
Threateningly, he came towards rac.
"The hinges!-the hinges, fool!"he
I could not eeo his face, but I fell
that it wns red to bursting.
"When yon have done lnughing,
idiot !" he cried.
But the helmet swayed so oddly or
his shoulders, his voico enme from oui
it in such strange tones, thnt the more
ho gesticulated, the more he yellet
and threatened me, tho louder ]
At that moment tho clock of the
Hot elde-Viii, striking five, washenrd.
"Tho Municipal Council!" mur
mured my uncle, in a stifled voice,
"Quick! help rae off with this beasl
of machine ! We'll settle our busines?
But suddenly likewiso, an idea-o
wild, extraordinary idea-came inte
my head ; but then, whoever is maddei
than a lover? Besides, I had nc
choice of means.
"No!" I replied.
My uncle felt back two paces ii
terror-and again tho enormous
helmet wobbled on his shoulders.
"No," I repeated, firmly, "I'll nol
help you out, unless you give me the
hand of my cousin Bose !"
From tho depths of the strangely
elongated visor came, not an angry
Bxclnmation, but a veritable roar. J
bad "done it!"-I had burned mj
"If you do not consent to do whal
[ ask of yon," I added, ''not only will
I not help you off with your helmet,
but I will call in all your neighbors,
and then go ;ind find the Municipal
"You'll encl your days on tho scaf
fold !" cried my nnole.
"The hand of Bose!" I repeated.
"You told rae that it would only be bj
force that you would bo made to sa.-,
.fes'-soy |it, or I will call in the
Tho clock was still striking; rat
uncle raised his arms as if to curse
"Decide at once," I cried, "some
body is coming !"
"Well, then-yes!" murmured my
ancle. "But make haste I"
"On your word of honor?"
"On my word of honer !"
The visor gave way, the gorgot
piece also, and ray uncle's head issued
from durance, red as a poppy.
Just in time. The chemist r^l
:orucr, a colleague in the Mu^Hj
Council, entered tho shop.^^fl
"Are yon coming?" he asked ; "they
will be beginning the business without
'Tm coming," replied my unob.
And without looking at me, be/took
np his hat and cane and hurried 5out.
The next moment all. my hope! bad
vanished. My uncle would surely not
At dinner-time I took my placa at
table on his right hand in low spirits,
ate little, and said nothing.
"It will come with the dessert," 1
Rose looked at me, and I avoided
meeting her eyes. As I had expected,
tho dessert over, my uncle lit his pipe,
raised his head, and then
Rose went to him.
"Do you khow what that fellow
there asked me to do, yesterday?"
I trembled like a leaf, and Roso" did
the same. . m
"To give?him'yonrhantl," he added.
"Do you love him?"
Rose cast down her eyes.
"Very well," continued my uncle;
"on this side, the caso is complete.
Come here, yon."
I approached him.
"Here I am, .uncle," and, ia a
whisper, I added quickly : "Forgivo
Ho burst into a hearty laugh.
"Marry her, then, donkey-since
you love her, and I give her to you!"
And Rose and 1 threw onrselves,iuto
"Very good ! very good !" he cried,
wiping his eyes. "Be happy, that's
all I ask."
And, in tum, he whispered in my
"I should have given her to,you all
thc same, you big goose ; but-keep
the storv of the helmet between aa
I givo you my word that I have
never told it but to Rose, my dear lit?
t?o wife. And, if ever you pass along
tho Rue des Claquettes, No. 53, at the
place of honor in the old shop, I'll
show you my uncle's helmet, which
we would never sefl.-From the
French, in Strand Magazine.
rassiiig ol thc Horse.
Dismissing the horseless carriage
from tho inquiry, the question arises,
"to what extent, if at all, does the in
creasing use of the bicycle affect tho
salo and use of horses?" It is a notor
ious fact that horses have been for two
or three years past selling for less and
ever dwindling values.
This query has been put to practi
cal horsemen, men who sell horses in
this and other cities, or who are other
wise interested :
"To what extent has the introduc
tion of the bicycle injured your busi
ness; or how do yen account for the
depreciated vaines of all Lra^e3 ?'
Ono of the first answers I received
was from a dealer whoso horse inter
ests are about equally divided between
this city and Chiongo. In effect this
is how be looks at tho matter. Driving
horses of certain grades are not lower
in price to any appreciable extent be
cause ol the "wheel." lt so happen*
that the introduction of the improved
safety bioycle was coincident with the
introduction of power traction on sur
face roads all over thejeountry.
In New York and Chicago this en
tirely clcscd a demand for nearly 30,
000 horses annually, and in- every
other large city in proportion. Thou
sands . of horses, averaging in' value
about $125, wero thereby rendered
unsalable for surface traction. ^
But for this phase of the hoi-m*busi
ness the public would not now be im
pressed with the idea that the bioycle
is to -bia mo. Speaking of Chicago,
however, ho said: "There certainly
is in our section one class of : horse
whose sale is injured by the growing
use of the bicycle, and that it.what
you may call the second class 'run
about' horse; and in this respect what
is true of Chicago is true of New York
and every other plaie where horses
are bought and sold and used."
Regarding the saddle horse, nb.rid
ing school manager seemod to think
that the wheel made much difference.
One of them said : ' "1 have my aver
age number of patrons, and though
many of them own wheels and net
them, they have not given up theil
saddlers. If there is any slight fall
ing oil in our business I attribute il
to the recent hard times, from whid
wo seem to be only now emerging, enc
not to tho bicyole."-New York; Her
Swiss School Laws Aro Strict.
Primary education is compalsorj
throughout Switzerland, and no mercj
is shown to people who attempt tc
keep their children away from school.
In Solotnurn parents are not; ever
allowed the option of having their off
spring educated at home or in privat?
institution?, says tho Fall Mall Ga
zette. Considerable trouble ia taken,
however, to arrange the sohoolhourt
with due regard to general conveni
ence. In summer the classes begin al
7 o'clock in the morning; thusj, when
tho children have dono working with
their heads, they still have time enoug'c
to work with their hands. They have
their holidays, too, in the autumn; ec
that they may bo able during thc
harvest to help in the fields. Not onlj
is primary education free, bat in pool
districts food and clothing aro dis
tributed at publio expense among sucl
of the children as need them. ^ -.
The Judging Machine. 3 -. \
Tho first publio exhibition o.
Baird's Australian automatio judginq
machine was given at the Olympic
Club grounds at 3 o'clock this after
noon. The machine is especially con
structed for judging cycling and ath
letic events. Tho contrivance auto
matically registers the winner so thal
there can be no mistake such as it
sometimes made by the human judge.
America is indebted to Australia foi
for the starting machine, and it looki
as if the Baird patent will booome n
necessity for bicycle and athletic
meetings.-San Francisco Chronicle.
Heirs to European Thrones.
Franois Joseph, of Austria, is one
of two indepondont European'cover
oigns whose presumptive heir3 aw
.-.heir nephews. The other is the'Kin^
of Roumanio. Tho Emperor of Rus
nia and the Kin; of tho Belgians have
presumptive heir? in their brothers
The King of Spain's presumptive heil
is his sister, and the Queen of tin
Netherlands, her aunt. All other in
dependent European sovereigns havi
isons, unless the Sultan be an inde
pendent European sovereign.
A Flowing Well.
The largest artesian well in Nev
Mexico was completed the other da;
on the ranch of Captain F. H. Lea
The stream shoots upa column twelvi
a pipe three fee
' "I love you, mother," sold Uttrn Joo,
And he gave her a hug aud a kiss or so, -
But the wood-bos was empty fl
And baby cried.
I While Joe ran off to have a good ride.
"I love you, mother," said little Sue,
, "I love you so mush-you know I do."
3 And the empty wood-box sho Ulled with
And played with tho baby lill ho was good.
And the mother thought-ali, surely you've
I * guessed
Which o?-tho children loved her the best,
i -Florence A. Hayes.
One country, brethren! We must rise or fall
With tho supremo republic; wo must bo
Tho makers of hor immortality
I Her freedom-fame;
Hor glory, or her sham":
Liegemen to God and fathers of the free!
I After all
. Hark! from tho heights tho clear, strong
' And the command Imperious:
I Stand forth,
Sons of the South and brothers of tho North!
Stand forth, and be
As one on soil and sea
! Your country's honor moro thau omptrcs'
After all, '
'Tis Freedom wears the loveliest coronal:
"Her brow is to the Morning: in tho sod
She breathes tho breath of patriots; overy
Answers her call
And risos like n wall
Against tho foes of Liberty and God!
' -Frank L. StantoD, lu Atlanta Constitution!
Behind the Hill.
I think I know a path
We two might po togother.
It turns not up tho strath,
Nor crosses by the heather.
It bends not to thc north.
Where burns the beacon star;
It leads not sunwnrd forth
r? Where the rose and swallow are.
No winds of March discover '
i Tho early violet there; r
The pewit and tho plover
Stir not the darkling air.
For it lie? behind the hill
Where noonday is as night, ;.
Whore tho loudest bird is still
And the reddest rose ls white. ,
Not hero for us, I kno w,
Again the golden weather;
But there, T think we'll go
lu the dreamless dusk together.
-Margaret Armour, in Black and White.
The Sleeping of the Wiud.
Tho great re 1 moon wa3 swinging
Alow in tho purple cast;
The robins had ceased from singing,
Tho nolso of tho day had ceased;
The golden sunset islands
Had faded into the sky,
And warm from the sea of silence
A wind of sleep came by.
It came so bal m ly and rooting
That the treetop broathed a kiss,
And ti drowsy wood-bird, nesting,
Chirped a wee note of bliss:
It stole over fragrant thickets A
As soft as an owl could fly. '??
. Aud whispered to tiny crickets
The words of a lullaby. v,
Then slowly the purplo darkana I,
The whispering trees were still,
And the hush of the woodland darkened
To a crying whip-poor will;
And tho moon grow whiter, and by it
The shadows lay dark and deop;
But the fields were empty and quiet,
For the wind bad fallen asleup.
?Charles B. Going, in Ladies' Home Journr.l.
A. Song of Summer.
Skies of deepest blue o'orhnarf,
Green grass springing from its bed;
-o Bursting buds and opening flower*
Fill with perfume woodhind^bowers. . (
Drowsy murmurs fill thc nlr.
Butterflies flit here nnd thero;
List! tho locust's high keyed droning
Mingles with tho dove's soft moanlug.
Whip-poor will, with plaintive cry,
Calls to black bat fluttering by;
Crickets chirp, wo pauso aud listen;
All around bright tire-flies glhten.
Bright tho sunshine, warm tho breeze,
Birds aro twittering in the trees;
Bumble-bee is gaily humming,
"Don't you know that summer's coming?"
Fain we'd linger by tho way,
I But dim night fast follows day;
Twilight's myslij shades enfold us,
Far-off, glittering stars behold us.
Sights we seo aud sounds wc hear
I Charm alike tho oyo aud ear.
Birds aud Insects, flowers up-springing,
'Tis fair summor yo ITO bringing.
-Eva L. Barnes, iu Sunbeams.
A Cat Story.
I am a great lover of all animals,
especially cats. The two ? have now
aro the greatest possible contrast to
each other in all respects. The white
! one is a gentle, dignified being, highly
, respectable in all her ways. The other,
a black one, is a greedy, common, eel
' fish, thieving littlo beast. I am ac
' customed to tel! friends that tho ono
j doscended from abovo and the other
came up from below ! They are very
' jealous of each other, and enly unite
' in one thing, i. o., love of ILoir owner.
I was away from home for a few days
, and was greeted with effusion on my
return, but to ray astonishment they
. both went out that first night. (They
generally sleep in my room.) But
carly in the morning I was awakened
by that peculiar screaming mew gen
erally caused by a cat holding a mouse
in her mouth, a mering sideways ns it
i were, and shortly afterward up jumps
the white cat on the bed bringing a
I small rabbit, walks .with it in her
mouth up and down threo times in
front of me, and then takes it out of
the room again. A minuta after up
oomcs tho black cat with tho samo
bunny and repeats the performance,
only not so majestically, then takes it
down again and drops it on, that mat.
"Whitey" comes up, takes it up, and
hides it in my cupboard. Then thoy
both jump up for their morning caress
and aro very proud of themselves ! I
can only imagiue that the pantomime
was meant to explain that they had
both combined to bring rae some food,
thinking, no doubt, that I had been
starved during my absence.-Tho
A Wild Goose's Strange >'est.
The Revelstroke (Oregon) MaiUtates
that one day, as Anton Burgosen wa
going to his work at Allen's brewery,
be saw a flock of wild geese flying
overhead. Tho better to look at them,
he took off his hat, holding it out
stretched, and then,. to his astonish
ment, saw one goose drop in the air
toward him. His vision being keen
he had not reached the brewery yet ;
indeed, had he, this would not be re- !
lated as a fact, for Allen's beer is good j
-he saw something drop from the
goose like a shot, straight for his hat,
and fall Bafely therein. Tho some- |
thing was an egg ! A ri.nl egg 1
The goose evidently saw the oppor
tunity to deposit its ogg in a safe
place, and gauged it to a hair. Bur
gosen could not believe his eyes ; yet
there was the egg, sure enough, and,
save for a slight bruise at the upper
end, perfectly uninjured. The egg
and Anton are now at Allen's brewery,
and will verify this story. It is a
most astonishing thing, not heard of j
more than onco in a life-time.
I sought to tell my lore. "Not here,"
She cried, with timid look.
"Dearest," I said, "what do you fear?"
Said she. "The babbling brook."
Then walked we or. to woodland shade,
But, smoothing out her sleeves,
She drew away. "Y7hnt, still afraid?"
"Yes, of tho whispering leaves."
"Then let us seek your home," said I,
"There you need have no fears."
"Why, you forget,'* tho made rvp'y,
"That 'oven walls have oars!' "
-Ella Randall Pearce.
TITH AND POINT.
Alice-"Did you say her home is
richly furnished?" Clara-*T said it
was furnished at great expense."
When it begins to get real summery
hot, can't we manage to have the
weather man arrested for scorching?
-Philadelphia North American.
"Do you expect to suffer from hay
fever this summer, Mrs. De Long?"
"No. Not uuless my busbar d's busi
ness improves."-Detroit Free Frees.
_~. Tho presidential candidate
Doth now ??em c:nall be-ido
Tho pitcher for tho baseball nine,
Who is the city's pride.
Briggs-"Does your wife laugh
when you tell her a funny story?"
Braggs-"?b, yes. 1 alwaj3 tell her
beforehand that it is hanny."-Indian
Tommy-"Paw, what is a designing
villain?" Mr. Figg-"Oh, the de
scription would apply to one of these
poster artists about as well as any
Sweet is tho summer breeze that goes
To gladden tolling man
Especially the one that Ilow3
From an olectric fan.
"3ay, Dobbs, all your family aro
away; what do yon keep your alarm
clock going for?" "I want to wake up
every hour and realize that I don't
have to walk the baby."-Chicago
Fashionable Patient-"This Toil I is
exorbitant." Doctor - "But - '
Fashionable Patient-"Not a word,
sir 1 Either cut it in two or find some
thing else the matter with me. "-De
Bngby-"Our landlady is one of thc
most expert calculators in town."
Wilkins-"TB ehe?" Rugby-"Yep.
We had beans for dinner to-day and
she askod me how many I would have. "
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Edith and Mabel had just put their
dollies in their little crib. Said Edith,
with a sigh of relief, "There, I'm
thankful we've got tho children to
bed. We shall have a little peace
now."- Boston Transcript.
Sportner-"You must have had
great /un when your iootball team
played Vassar." Jack Tackle- -"Fun?
I guess not. 1 am engaged to the um
pire, and she ruled me off for holding
in the veryiir3t scrimmage."-Prince
Clear Case: "Do you ride awheel?"
a*ked the eldest of the doctors ou tho
Insanity Commission. "Yep," an
swered tho subject. "What make?"
"I never noticed." The verdict was
unanimous - dementia. - Cincinnati
Pret*y Housemaid -"An' eo yon
were at the O'Fiaherty wedding?"
Coachman-"I wor." P. H.-"Au'
who was the best man ?" Coach man
"It wor Dennis O'Toole. I seen him
wallop three of tho biggest .chaps in
the room ? afore the plisiniries wor
Reginald-"Timebrings about fonie
odd changes, docsn'tit?" Harold-"I
6houid say it did. Look at the matter
of costumes. Why, when wo played
tonnie, wc turned our trousers up at
thc bottom, and now that we play golf
wo turn our stockings down from the
Water Beucath (?oral Kock.
There are no stream* in Yucatan
which-How above the ground, but thc
wholo peninsula is ono vast table of
coral rock, and beneath it are immensa
sheets of fresh water, with regular,
though ill-defined, tides and currents.
Along the coasts these subterranean
waters are quite near the surface, but
in the interior, whero tho calcareous
layer is of great thickness, tho waters
aro low down. At intervals they break
into caverns formed by earthquakes
by pressure of thoir own forco or by
the infiltration of surface water into
thc natural grottoes of the coral rock,
and wherever the watei can be reached,
whether through artificial pits or by
the operations of naturo, the place is
called a cenote. There are a great
many of them scattered all over Yuca
tan, and those near Merida are utilized
as public bath houses, affording most
Centuries ago the Indians marked
the courses of the subterranean rivers
by heaps of stones, and always built
their citios close by the water cave?,
as their rains show; and it is interest
ing to note to this day all the civilized
centres of Yucatan have arisen around
these natural reservoirs.- Chicago
A Clumsy Animal.
The buffalo is used as a beast of
burden in Java. Everywhere you see
them grazing lazily in the fields, or
dragging carts and plows. It is a
clumsy animal.. Thick folds of super
fluous fat and skin hang about its neck
and limbs, and a constant stream of
perspiration runs from its nlrao3t hair
less body. A beautiful pair of cres
cent shapped horns adorn tho fore
head of this tropical home. Flocks
of flamingoes and white cranes strut
and fiy in and out among these beasts.
On ono occasion I saw a beautiful
flamingo parading up and down upon
the back of a b??alo ccw, which was
lying almost immersed in a mudhole
by the roadside. The bird was feast
ing his tropical appetite by picking
insects and other unwelcome visitors
from the shining back of this mam
mouth beast. This, kind of thought
fulness on tho part of the llamingo is
much appreciated by the cow, and 1
am convinced there exists between
them a pure platonic friendship. What
a peculiar thing this world is, for
what is a torture and a menace to the
buffalo IB a choice morsel much appre
ciated by the palate of tho crane. -
A Barrel of Brook Trout.
One of tho wickedest sights wa have
seen in a long while, says the Lewis
ton (Me.) Journal, was witnessed this
week when a man went through the
streets of this city offering for sale a
barrel of brook trout. Tho man
claimed to havo bought thom in Can
ada, and to have brought them here
?or sale. All of the trout were frozen
solidly into tho barrel, and among
thom were some not over four inches
long. These little fellows should havo
been at home with their mammas for j
tho next two years. Canada should
look to ber fish laws.
She Proved Her Abilities.
She was a busy, bustling little wo
man and Ibero was fire in her eye
when she stood at the window to pay
her gas bill.
"I never used that gas!" she snapp
ed, "never! l'ou have sent me some
one else's bill."
"We never make mistakes of that
kind," said the cashier; "you pro do
ing your cooking with illuminating
gas and probably used more than you
"Nothing of the kind, and besides
you do make mistakes. When we went
"There is a lady trying to get near
tho window to pay her bill," said the
"She can wait; I have business here
now ! As I was saying-ob, yes, you
measured up our gas when we were
away and sent in a bill on our return "
"Perhaps the meter leaked."
"Tho meter was taken out by the
company the day we left. Now I know
I never nsed this amount of gas last
month. Something is wrong some
"Perhaps you used tho gas for all
"I only heated the gas oven half a
dozen timee. Onco was when I made
a cherry pie."
"I don't believe you can mako a
cherry pie!" said the cashier, dar
"I'll show you whether I can make
a cherry pie," said the little woman,
and the cashier dodged as if he expect
ed to be hit with a brick.
But she only paid her bill and went
off with a glare of indignation in her
On the next day a dainty package
was banded to the cashier, wbich, on
toing opened, disclosed a cherry pie,
rich and ibiky enough to tempt a dys
peptic, with the legend "Illuminating
Gas Pie" picked out in the border.
And all the boye who had a piece de
clared it "equaled mother's."-Detroit
Consolation for Chicago.
The school centus of Chicago hes
just been completed, nod tho result
shows tbe population of the city to be
1,619,220, a gain of 518,000 during
the last six years. If this gain con
tinues, Chicago will have nearly 2,000,
000 when the next federal census is
taken. This would show a growth of
900,000 in ten years, a larger growth
than any city in the world bas ever ex
perienced in so short a time. It would
promise in one more decade to give
the Windy City third place in popula
tion among the cities of the world,
and second place, but for the proposed
consolidation of New York and Brook
lyn into one municipality.
In spite of this great growth and
this bright promise the people of Chi
cago are not satisfied. The postmaster
and the directory man told thiin that
the city had a population of 1,750,000,
and they believe it. Taking the
school census, however, as correct, the
city has a larger population than any
states in the Union hod in 1890, except
New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois,
Ohio, Missouri, Massachusetts, Texas,
Indiano, Michigan, Iowa, Kentucky,
Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, North
Carolina and Wisconsin. ' Twenty
nine of the forty-fivo states were less
populous in 1890 than Chicago is now.
-Florida Times Union.
North Carolina Railways.
The railway commission's report
says there are 3,700 miles of road in
operation in North Carolina.
Tho aggregate valuation by tho com
mission for taxation is $26,310,320.
The increase of mileage is eighty-four.
Increase in valuation 81,850,000.
The Atlantic Cost Line Bystem has
722 miles valued at ?6,882,000, an in
crease since last year of $193,000.
The Southern has 1,090 miles valued
at $8,393,000, an increase of $1,362,
000. The Seaboard Air Line bas 676
miles value at $5,295,000, an increase
of $172,000. Miscellaneous roads have
1,210 miles valued at$5,776,000.
The commission makes the rate of
assessment of tho North Carolina rail
way, between Charlotte and Selma,
$12,000 per mile, which is $2,000 per
milo gr oater than that of any other
in tho state. There are in all seventy
six roads and branches.
What He Took.
Bobby (at tho breakfast table) -
"Maud, did Mr. Jones take any of the
umbrellas or hats from the hall last
Maud - "Why, of course not! Why
Bobby-"That's just what I'd like
to know. I thought be did, becouso 1
heard him say, when he was going out.
.I'm going to steal just one and-,'
Why, what's the matter, Maud?"
Might bo Useful.
Merchant-You say you are an or
Applicant for position-Yes, I
haven't a living relative.
Merchant-Well, I'll take you. I
ought to get a lot of work out of yon
during the baseball season.-Philadel
Drawback of Luxuries.
"Tho Hopkins family has quit tak
"What's that for?"
"Couldn't agree on whoso duty it
was to get up carly and identify it be
fore it melted."-Chicago Becord,
and you'll get the bes
that there's any ha
matter how you us<
sell* low to
to join, an<
here the Weather is Always Fla?.
The Martian meteorology is lens
implicated and more pleasant than
at of the earth. There the weather
almost always fiue, especially dur n *
mmer. Very seldom are there
ouch?, even in winter. Generally,
tien we are unable to distinguish
rough the telescope the details of
e geographical configurations upon
e planet the fault is our own at moa
1?re, and not in that of Mars. It is
iry rarely the case that when our at
ospberic conditions are good we are
rabio to see these details. During
io la-t period of observation of Mars
1894, I, to 6poak for myself, en
?untered only fifteen days (from Oc
her 10 to 25) when the eurfaco of
anet was veile.l by its own atmos
iiere. Clouds are excessively rare
i the surface of Mars, and perhaps
:ist at all only as fogs or light
rms; they are not clouds of raia
t storm. These veils are very infre
uent there, while they are perpetual
pon the earth. Probably thire i?
ot a single doy in the year when the
itirc surface of the earth is uncovered
) that it could be satisfactorily ob
irved from 6pace. The two planets
ive two meteorological systems that
:e absolutely antithetical.
Furthermore, in the rarefied atmos
tiere of Mars there can be no power
tl winds, like the trade winds, and
ie predominant atmospheric currents
hich rule torrestial climates. Oc
isionally, however, observers have
oted long streaks of enow which ap
2ar to have been produced by cur
rats in a tracquil atmosphere. Sobi
parelli, for instance, observed suoh
reaks (''trainees") in November and
.ccember, 1881, around the northern
ole, and extending a considerable
?stance from it. But such things are .
tceptione. The noimd condition
f Mars is fine weather.--North Ameri
"I ra' greatly annoyed last year with * se
sre attack of eczema, and after uMnc; sev rat
:her remedies with. i>o benefit Inscd I'UTT?R
>"E with ptM-fect success, two boxe? haring
lade a complete enrc. J would not take one
lou-and dollar* for the benefit I've derived
om its use, aid take pleasure I ? recora
lendlns -t to others." SALOMO*. COHBV.
Pr-'-'t Savannah Carri*re Ca
1 box by mail for 50.-. in stamp?.
J. T. SucprniNE, Savannah, Ga.
"Fallen Arnon? Tldeves" ls the title of a.
e v mc.o-dr.ima which will bi sent out next
Bay fl. CO worth Do Wes Floattnr-BtTM Srof af
-our crocer, send wrappers.-to Dobbins Soap Mfg
ic, Philadelphia, Pa. They will send rou fro?
if chon-T, posta?? paid, a Worcester Pocket Dic
ionarr, 2? pases, bound in doti), profusely fl
ustratod Offer good until Ausr.st 1st only.
Tho oil of coco i ls L .tensively u-cd In th?
tana lac tare of cosmetic*.
Asr OXR who has been benefited by tba
se of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, will receive
i forma ton of much value and Interest by
Titlng to Pink Pill?, P 0. Bex 1592. Phils.. Pa.
W. H. Cri?iln. .'ackson, Micltl?an, wrltw:
.SufTcrol with Catarrh for fifteen -years,
lall's Catarra Cure cared me." Sold by Druj
ists, 76u _ .
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e free.' Dr. Kline. 331 Arch 8u. Phil*.. Pa.
I cannot speak too highly of Pico's Cure for
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Mrs. WI oslo >v'? Soothing Syrup for children
ethlng. softens the trams, reduces Ultimum i
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lie knowledge that so many forms of
ickness are not due to any actual dis?
ase, but simply to a constipated condi
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ll important, in order to get its bene
cial effects, to note when you pur
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ig Syrup Co. only, and sold by all rep
If in the enjoyment of good health?
nd the system'is regular, tlicn laxa
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o.t CHATTANOOGA, TESTS'.
???mt? O A I BT il .ic-oiil baronin on? U-Srr.
'UK OAtUeZ redraft So.l? F antA?n w.th
is Tub\ 4 Fountains, TunbVr W ,?li?r and t-veiy
iiiK comn eto. \ -rj' elosniil ?nd ro d a? new.
AV. P. V hitiinglon. A he-illa. N- C.
iDlliU and WHISK7 habits rnred. Boot sent
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t work from Pearline. Not
rm to be feared from it, no
e it or how much you use.
o make your washing and
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g, the most wear and tear,
;t time and money-keep to
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'll do that with your flannels,
ice (it's perfectly simple and
they'll keep beautifully soft,
hout shrinking. ??
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th? farmer sells ls low. Who
i bim ? We have repeatedly refused
I, therefore, defeated windmill combi
ind have, since '89, reduced the cost of
wind power to one-sixth what it waa
We believe in low prices, bi ;h grades
and large sales. No one knows th?
best pump or prices until he knows
ours. We make short hand and long
power stroke pumps, with best seam
less brass tube cylinder, lower _than
. iron ones-a 2j$ x 16 inch at $2.13,
r. Buynoneotbcr. Aermotor prices 1
ilways best. Through gratitude, and
ire price makers, and are safest to
.-orla bas given us more than hal'
ess. We have so branch house*