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Character Told by the Lip?.
People who have studied the tubjeot
claim that the mouth is the most in
structive feature iu the face. They
say that not only does it originally
show certain fundamental and in
herited traits.but it also acquired lines
which reveal an individual's efforts
to mould his character one way or the
Thus, persons with thin lips, sharply
drawn down at the corners aod rather
bloodless and spare, are generally men
and women of narrow and nnchangea
able views, whose sympathies it is al
Most impossible to arouse*. Obstinacy
and self righteousness are their beset
ting failings. Again the woman with
very foll and very red lips of the
"ponting" variety is generally fond
o t ease and pleasure. Great constancy
a id enduring tenderness aro not likely
to be numbered among her virtnes,but
alie is ardent in her temperament and
Lips continually curving upward,
slightly pouting and red, may be very
pretty, bnt do not denote that their
owner is full of sympathy, or has had
any deep experience of life.
Sorrow, either of a personal or in
direct nature, earnestness and gravity
are all shown by those lips whiob,
though not sharply drawn down,
naturally curve downward when in re
Not a Serious Question.
A friend of Colonel Carter's was pro
posing a fishing excursion, and the col
onel promptly and heartily expressed
"We'll staht the first thing in tho
mon'in', sub," he said, "so as not to
lose any mo* time than is necessary. "
"We'll first ascertain what the con
dition of the water ia. "
"Of coh'se, if you feel so inolined.
But you needn't bother on my ac
count. I never dilute my bait"
Ruling Opinion Strong la Death.
"Tiresby," said the friend of the
corpse, looking down into the coffin,
"*7:38 a pretty good fellow, though he
did ride the wrong kind of wheel."
Tho deceased rose to a sitting post
"Scorchum," he remarked, you are
Then he lay down and the funeral
The Lesser EvlL
Mrs. .Newlywed (reading)-Here's a
poor fellow arrested for manslaughter
the day before he was going to be
Mr. Newlywed-Well, some fellows
are born lucky.-Judge.
Il" Pestered Day and Nisbt
With nervousno s, ?alee Ho.?totter'.s Stomach
Bitters, which invigcra'cs and tranqul <z?s
the nervous system. The b-<sis of recovery <s
arffoim in errors of dlzo*tion. Tho epigastric
nerve and brain HT . united in the clo est bond
of sympathy, so that dyspeptic symptoms in
the carrie redon ?re alway? accompanied
by hurtful reflex nervous action. Both are
remedied by the Birters, whichalsocure'ma
laria. biliousness, rheumatism and kidney
It is ?a*y to let our light shine when we
sweep out of our hearts every thing that ii
evil and forever for.-aking it.
Dobbins' Floatln*-Borax ls 100 per cent, pore
and don't turn yeUow with ase. It ls not an
Imitation of anything, but better than any other
floaiinjr soap made. Bo sore abovu name is on
each wrapper and cake. Bed wrapper* only.
Every man flball elvo an account for the
way in which bo uses bis influence.
8100 Reward. 9100.
The readors of this paper will bo 'pleased to
learn that there ls at least one dreaded dliea?e
that sc.euee has been able to care lu ail Its
?tases, and that ls Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is the only positive care known to the
. medical fraternity. Catarrh bolus ii constitu
tional disease, requires a constitutional treat
ment. Hall's Catarrh Core is taken internally,
act>ng directly on tbs blood and raucous sur
face ot the system, thereby destroying: the
foundation of tbs disease, and elvin'* the pa.
tient strength by building; np the COL: tituUon
and assisting nature* in doing: its wc k. Th?
proprietors have oo much faith in Its curative
powers that thsy oflrr One Hundred Dollars
for any case that it fsits to care. Send for list
of testimonials. Address
F. J. CnexEY & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold bv Dm/nrists, 73c.
Hali's Faii?i Iv Pills aro thc best.
A Drag-gist's Experience.
"I have never known it to fail when used a*
directed. Tcxramifl has q lickly and per
manently cured several VE?Y STVBUOIIN cases
of tetter that came under my personal
knowledge. One case of fifteen years' stand
ine. that had reiisted the treatment ot a
skillful physician for several years, was per
manently cured by the use of a utile more
than one box." E. A. KE*NKDY
1 box by mail for 50c. instamrg,
J. T. SHCrrniRE, Savannah, Ga.
Plso's Cure curei me of a Throat and Lune
trouble of thr<-6 vears' standing.-E. CADY,
Huntington. Ind., Nov. 12.1891.
St. VlttlV Dance. One bottle Dr. Fenner's
Specific cure*. Circular, Fredonia, N. Y.
last and always advertised as a true blood puri
fier, the most wonderful cures on record are
mado and tho greatest sa'.e* are won by
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills, bllioumcss.
In Pursuit of Knowledge.
A farmer stopped ia front of a Mich
igan oity electric light plant and ask
ed a bystander :
"What is that air buildin', a facto
"No, a plant," came the answer.
What do tbey raise there?"
"Currents," replied the quick-witted
"What are they worth a bushel?"
"We sell them by the shock."
The farmer pulled "lia beard, scratch
ed his head and drove down town to
market his vegetables. -Cincinnati
A Compliment Indeed.
He-I'm going to pay you the high
est compliment a men can pay a wo
She-This is so euri den.
He-I know it, bnt I came away
without my pocketbook-can you lend
me a dollar until tomorrow?-New
?I want to tell y<?u what Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable ^Compound has
done for me. For twenty years I had
suffered with loss ot appetite, nausea,
constipation, palpi Jht tation of
the heart, head- achc and
pains in nearly Mg gnO &U parts
of my body. I^^SPl My phy*
.siciansaidit, tf?^&?^ was only
indigestion, ^ JaftaL ^ut }lis
medicine did JaL HK?L NOT
help me any. I
use of the
Lydia JE. Pink >JK ^ hams
Vegetable Compound. I havo taken
four bottles, and now those troubles
are cered. '
"I cannot praise it enough,and our
druggist says the medicine is doing a
world of good among his customers."
-BELLE S. THOMB.JOK, New Bedford,
BY ELTiA CHI]
S tho roffee was being
served, tho hoi-tess
said : "You know, gen
tlemen, I do not lind
smoking at ali dis
agreeable," and at the
same time nodded to
her husband. He left
the table, and soon returned with a
box decorated with many inscriptions,
containing large cigar*, each envel
oped in silver paper, and having all
the luxury due to their high price.
As the caso, passing from hand to hand,
oame to me, I took one and offered the
box to my neighbor, who, gently push
ing it aside, said : "Thank you, I do
not smoke 1"
"Yon don't smoke !" cried the host
ess, in astonishment.
"And where, pray, did you form
that habit ?"
"It is not a habit, but a punish
ment," he replied. .
"A punishment? I do not under
stand," said she, in mystified tone.
"Of course you canuot understand.
It is a romance."
"A romance 1 Tell us about it."'
Evidently my neighbor wanted noth
ing bett; r thou a request for his little
romance, sud with an inclination of
the head, wlrch seemed to say, "Oh,
willingly. I wait only for the word
from you," commenced by saying :
1 "I am low fifty years old, madame,
and I carry my age--bnt that do?-i not
matter. However, I have not always
been that old. Twenty-five yeats ago
I was--at least people tell mo EO-a
youngman, not unprepossessing; tull,
with hair and a protty blondo mus
tache, thick and heavy in the middle
and tapering at each t-ide into line
points, turned haughtily upwar1. My
friends pretended that 1 prickled ali
hearts with my mustache. Evidently
they exaggerated. I did not believe
them entirely, although I did pierce
several. I smoked a great deal at that
time, and friends, when they met me
in the eveuing with a lighted cigar,
cried: "lhere is Phillip, illuminating
his mustache." To be brief, my mus
tache caused a gi ont deni of jealousy,
and I was very proa-1 of it. One beau
tiful day, ab.*.<; all u >3lutifui even
ing, I fell iu Lve. lt wa3 at a ball.
I had danced three waltzes with
an a torsble young girl. My heart was
taken during the ri rsc waltz. 1 made
inquiries in regard to tbs beauty who
had made such a deep impression upon
me, and learned she was the daughter
of a millionnaire merchant, of a most
honorable family; that she would have
a dowry of 500, OOO francs jjthat her par .
ents were hard to please ; they desired
a son-in-law distinguished, intelligent,
rich. In a word, a pearl. A pearl? I
was too modest to hope to meet their
ideas, and as I po&eseed but a small
fortune, I believed it my duty not do
take part in the rac?, and retreated in
disorder. When one is in love it is
very rare that one is able to hide it.
My friends Boon di.-covered my secret.
People discussed me. Some pitied mo,
some tormented me. Finally the fact,
in passing from friend to friend, from
parlor to parlor, cam*.' to the ear of Mlle.
Gensvieve.andshelearuedone day that
there existed in the world a young man
with a blonde mustache who was lan
guishing for her. Waa she touched by
my discreet passion ? Had I already
made an impression upon her?"
"Perhaps your mustache had," I in
"Yee, no doubt is was my mustache,"
he replied, "At any rate, whatevor it
was, Genevieve informed her father ehe
wished to marry me. The father ob
jected, butthe young girl was tenacious
and gained the day. Our engagement
was six weeks long. Those were six
delightful weeks for me,for Genevieve
was adorable. We were left alone in
the parlor during the evenings and had
long talks. From day to day I grew
more fond of the girl, who also felt
her love for me increase. We built
many air castles and promised our
selves happiness for our entire lives.
In regard to everything wo agreed
marvelously ; were always of one ac
cord, and I could not sec in 00!' future
a single shadow that could later lead
to tho slightest discussion. Therefore
how could we quarrel? Was I not
ready to do anything in the world to
please my Genevieve? lt was quite
sufficient that she said to me one even
ing, on seeing me light my cigar, 'I j
beg of you, my lover, not to smoke
any more. That would give me so
much pleasure.' And I threw aside
my cigar at once, with the determina
tion never to smoke again. How very
agreeable her gratitude was to me for
this privation I had imposed upon my
self. Said she: 'if you only know
how much I love you for thus gratify
ing my desire !' And I replied : 'I am
only too happy in obeying yon.*
."I was sincere. I waa very happy
to please her, happy in parting with
my oigars. I had abandoned the box.
It was there on the mantel iu my room.
When I returned home after spending
the evening with Genevieve I stepped
up to it before going to bed and
sttetched ont my hand. But my word !
Ah, but it was bard,to resist the temp
tation. I intentionally left the box
on the mantel piece and treated every
body-my friends, the janitor, and
the man who polished my floor. Those
brave men, as though they had di
vined my desire, made every effort to
diminish my chance of succumbing. The
great day arrived at last. I had spoken
to the mayor. It had been agreed
that I should go to the house for Gene
vieve at 1 o'clock. That morning I
rose early. I put on my new black
frock coat, made for the ocoasion. Af
ter I was entirely ready, after having
retwisted the ends of my mustache, I
looked at my watch. It was high
noon. I had still an hour to wait.
An hour! I had waited six months
before knowing whether 1 would ever
Bee Genevievo again. I had waited
six weeks from the time I had been
accepted for the moment when I might
marry her. An hour? And I burned
with impatience. I walked up and
down ray room. I sat down. I got
up. I reseated myself and got up
again, longing for some way to pass
the time, anything that would help me
to bear that hour of waiting. Turn
ing toward the mantle my eyes fell
upon that box of cigar. There was
only one left, My friends, the janitor,
tho man who polished my floor, had
all done well. Ooe lone cigar I ii
took it np mechanically. It was long,
round in the middle and tappering to
a point that seemed to call for a pen
knife. I pressed it between my fingen
close'to my ear ; it crackled as though
well dried. It was neither too dark
nor too light. In a word, it was a
oigar of the first class. I threw it
back quiokly into the box ? nd closed
my eyes to esoapo th? temptation.
Fifteen minutes past twelve. Still
more than thrce-qnarttrs of an hour
to wait. I returned to the mantle,
took up the cigar (every one has mo
ments of folly now and then) and cut
it with my teeth. I lighted it and,
sitting down in my armchair, com
menced smoking. It was delicious.
Was the odor of tho oigar too strong,
or was it beoans-3 I had lost the habit
of smoking? At the end of a few mo
ment my hea 1 fell back, I partly
closed my eye3 and gave myself up to
the luxury ofthat sensation neighbor
ing upon a slumber, at the paint where
thoughts <nds and dreams begin.
Suddenly I awo'^e by the odor of
something scorching. I got np and
looked about the room. Nothing. I
went to the curtains, to the draperie?.
Nothing. I felt my coat, my vest.
"Bah ! it was only an idea," I nought
I, and I ara mistaken. I looked at my
watch. It was twenty-five minutes
past one. I grabbed my hat and my
glove?. I flew down the stairs fonr
at a time and jumped into the carriuge
that ?aa waiting for me. Tho janitor
was thero standing on the door-sill.
On geeing me pass ho burst out laugh
ing, and so did the coachman. They
are laughing at mo because I am late,
"When I reached my father-in law's
I was up tho steps in one bound uni
rung the bell. As Johu, tho domestic,
who opened tho door, caught sight of
me ho started as though he had re
ceived a sudden shock, and said,
'Every one has gone, Monsieur, after
having waited for Monsieur, although
Mademoiselle Genavievo did not seem
satisfied. She told me to say to Mon
sieur, if Monsieur carno, that he should
go to the Mayor's office. I have given
the message to Monsieur.'
"And the entire time ho was repeat
ing bis eternal 'Monsieur' ho was try
ing to repress an irresistible dof-iro to
" 'Are you laughing at me like that,
my boy?' said I.
"'Monsieur knows very well that I
wonld not allow myself, m the pres
ence of Monsieur, and, after ali, evory
one is free, is he not, Monsieur?
Monsieur must know well whatpleases
Mademoiselle, and if Mademoiselle
likes it like that'
"But I had not the time to try to
understand him, ^and shrugging my
shoulders I descended the stops moro
rapidly than I had gone up. All the
servants in tho yard ranged in two
rows forming a lano. Although I ran
the gauntlet quickly, I oould, never
theless, hear tho smothered bursts of
" 'DecidoJly,' growled I, St scorns
that they have uevor seen a bride
"I rushed tht c < . lau aud at a
quarter of two we were at tho Mayor's
" Th9 room for marriages," do?
mar.ded I of the usher.
" The room for marriages!' he re
plied. 'It is not for yon, perhaps?'
" 'Yes, it is for me.'
" Tor yon? Ah? that is good I Oh,
but that is richi' And ho foll into a
chair, holding his sides ns ho shook
with langhter. I don't know what
kept mo from boxing his ears. How
ever, I waa able to control myself, and
in a tons that atlmittod of no delay I
demanded, 'Will yon, yes or no, show
me tho roarriage-room?'
"He got Up and with omphatic goa
ture said, 'To the right, Monsieur, at
th9 end of the vestibule,' nnd falling
back upon hi? ohair, continued : 'Ab,
but that is good 1 Ob, but it is rich I'
- "I rushed to the door ?n i entered.
'At last, thero ho is,' criod my father
in law on weeing me.
"As I advanced a step or two I WR3
met with a roar of laughter. Hand
kerchiefs came ont of pockets aud flew
to months as by magic. I heard thc
'ohs, 'ahe,' Mear mo but it in comical,'
etc. The mayor almost strangled in
bis armchair. I stood .still, not know
ing what to do, and saying to ?nyEclf,
'What In tho world ia ovcry ono laugh
.?Genevieve hid her face in her
hand*. My monther-in-law, almost
smothered, was making frautio
geetures of indignation. My fathor
m-law oarae to me and w th an air
that brooked no contradictiou said,
'Monsieur, nil ia cudod between U3.'
" 'But what is tho matter? Explain
lo me,' I bogged.
"'Monsieur, marriage is a sacred
affair and we nro not al a carnival.'
" 'But I do not understand.'
" "Then look in the glasp.'
"I went to the mantei, uud a cry of
surprise and horror escaped my lips.
The entire right aide of roy mustache
had boen burned o?'. I naked noth
ing more and rushed out ot the room.
Do you understand now why I du not
"Is that all?" we asked. "Has the
6tory no ending?"
"No, it has none. But I made one.
Six months afterward 1 met Genevieve.
My mnsta?ie had gru.vn out again.
We explained. I was eloquent."
"And 6he forgave you?"
"Yep, Monsieur, eho forgave him,"
said a woman, still young and very
prepossessing, wh:> WB3 sitting oppo
site mc.-From tte French, in Path
ls Lightning Cruised by Kain .'
It is popularly supposed that the
sudden downpour which usually fol
lows a bright flash nf lightning has ic
some way been caused by the dis
charge of the electricity. The mosl
advanced weather sharps uro non
making experiments whioh, it is be
lieved, will prove that contrary is the
exact canst ; in other words, that it is
the sudden increased prec'pitation
which causes the lightning flash<
instead of the lightning flash causing
the sudden incres.se ia ramfali \
TOPICS OF INTEREST RELATIVE
TO FAR31 AND GARDEN.
FOUNDATION FOR A SILO*.
The foundation, for a silo must bo
perfectly air tight or it will be of no
use, the entrance of air into tho con
tents being wholly destructivo to the
ensilage. This is thus the most im
portant part of the structure, and must
bs most carefully made. As thns:
The forodation is laid in cement and
shoald Lo of brick or good stone or
concrete. It is built iu this shape :
The studding insi le and the inner
lining arc not shown. Tho sill is ten
by six inches. This gives a space of
ten inches between the inside and the
outside walls. Tho surface of the
ground is leveled down to tho solid
earth, the foundation for tho wall ii
dug out a foot or more, and the wall
laid up as shown, to a foot above the
burface. The floor i.s then cemented
over with three inches of concrete,
and this is carried up on to tho wall,
the siil being bedded in it to make
this part completely air aud water
tight. The studs are covered outside
with dressed siding, laid on tarre?
paper, and tho inside is lined witt
matched stuff, also cn tarred lining
paper. This makes a perfectly ail
tight wall, and consequently frost
proof as well. Or the inside lining
may bo doubled, with tho alrproo:
paper, botweeu. Tho round si!o is bj
far ihe best for cheapness, strength,
nnd solidity. If it is connected with
a barn there should be a paesagewa*.
to it of three or four feet, into which
the doors will open for taking out the
ensilage. The silo is best filled from
the top by means of an elevator con
nected with the cutting machine out
side.-New York Times.
SEPABATING CEEAM WITH COLD WATER.
Butter made from cream raised in
submerged cans has not that delicacy
of flavor of butter from cream raised
iu open cans, and is readily detected
by a critical observer.
A method is fast coming into use
which is simple, inexpensive, a saving
of ice and labor, reduces the cost of
making butter one-half, preserves the
quality cf the open cans, and saves
time as well as tho mechanical sepa
rator, without its expense.
The milk warm from thc cow is in
hot weathtr strained into a can or vat
till it is hall ii ?led ; in cool weather
two-thirds cr three-quarters full. TheD
fill the can or vat with cold water,
which aerates tho milk and immedi
ately reduces tho temperature to about
Eevonty degrees F. evr.u in tho warm?,
est weather and without ice. Ail of
the cream will then rise to the surface
in two hours and is about the consist
ency of that which comes from the me
chanical separators. '.~^f~:~'.
The combined milk and water is
drawn by a faucet from the bottom of
the can or vat till the cream appears,
which is then drawn into a separate
As the cream is separated in two
hour's tho can or vat used for the
morning's milk isrendy to be used for
the night's milk. All that need go in
to the house is the 6weet, fresh cream,
thus lightening the labor there.
The diluted skim milk is fed to the
pigs, the costly butter fat extracted
from it being replaced by the cheaper
fat in corn meal in such proportions
BS are needed to feed to growing or
fattening stock. No time is lost and
no power or labor required by the di
As soon au the milk is mixed with,
the cold water, the separation goes on'
naturally while the farmer may be at
tending to other duties. In this way
farmers can manufacture their supply
into butter for a time and regulate
the supply of milk sent to market aud
by co-o2icration control the price, in
stead of having tho contractors dic
tate the price they shall take. ,
Thc following extracts aro from a
letter written by the late T. S. Has
kell, of Belchertown. In his experi
ence creaming by dilution was very
satisfactory : "I have been on a farm
most of my life, have invested insom,e
improvements and theories, and had
about como to thc conclusion to de
sert farming as it cost so mach to keep
up with new and expensive theories
aud umchincF. I last invested ia ft
creamery as the 'ne plus ultra* for
butter making. The summer of 1390
carno and no ice, as nono over four
inches thick was gathered. I thought
lo try water in milk and began in
August when milk would 6our in eight
hours with scarcely cream enough to
say cream. I followed it two weeks
with one dollar's worth more butter.
Then I remodeled my cans and ex
perimented in contrast with ice cream
ery and fouud results in every respect
without ice equal to those with ice.
The past summer I have followed thc
same idea and have reduced more than
half the work for tho housewife.
"Tho expense is not as much as the
old way of pans. I strain tho can
half full of milk then fill np with cool
water, say fifty-six degrees Farenheit
or less, 6et in a cool shady place, oui
of doors if you please, but cover so no
dust or flies eau get in.
"In two hours draw off the milk;
you havo all the cream you can get .
anyway ; churn crean as near sweet t
as you can, wash in granular state,
salt to your customers' taste; you
have all the butter your cow can make.
Save your hard work, getting icc, as
you do not require ico by tho ton for
the season as water of fifty-Bix degrees ;
or less is all yon need."
Tho quantity of milk that can bo
worked by this process per day de
pends on tho number or size of tho
cans or vats used ; this again will do
pend on tho number of cowa in tho
dairy. Thc less number of cans or
vats used tho less labor to keep thom
clean and sweet as a large can will take ,
but little if- any more time for caro j
than a smaller one.
Cream should not be churned on the '
day that it is taken from thc milk,but
should be well stirred and- allowed to i
ripen evenly bofore li; is put. into thc j
One advantage of churning the
cream sweet is, that the buttermilk ie
very sweet and rich -Farm, Field and
If you can make another man be
lieve that you know more than he
does, you are a geniue. - Puclfe
The Silence of Love.
Ob, inexpressibly as sweet,
! Love takes my volco away;
I cannot tell thee, when we meet,
What most I long to say. . , ,
But hadst thou hoaxing in thy heart ' *
i To know what beats in mino,
Then shouldst thou walk, where'er thou art,
lu melodies divine.
So warbling bird* 11 rt higher notes
Than to our ears belong;
Tb.8 music nils their throbbing throats,
Cut si lenco steals the song.
-George E. Woodberry, in Century.
With the Country.
With the country, brethren! bo it sun or
With her on ibo mountain top au' with her
on the plain!
Never hood tho weather-caro not for tho
With the country, brethren-with her first
With the country, brethren-that's the way
Mellln' in the summer time, or freezin in
Never heed tho weather-storm'll soon be
With tho country, brethren-with her first
With the countrj, brethren-bo it dark or
Sun or cloud by daytimo, stars or storms at
Keep nor oolors flyin'-natl 'om to the mast;
With th9 country, brethren-with her first
-,F. L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution.
Down tho meadow, down the meadow,
Seo her where she goes!
Surely never lass in Ycddo
Tripped it upon fleeter toes!
nark! how jolly!-"Mollie, Mollis."
Comes the call from far away;
Aud the answer-girlish folly
.'Mollie's making hay."
Just tho pictnro for a sonnet
To bo writ upon
Itoguish face within a bonnet,
Hidden from the ardent sun.
Not a shred of melancholy
In tho whole sweet summer tiny;
Skies a blur of bluo, and Mollie
Mo lio making hay!
Ey ray faith, erelong a farmer
Every swain will be,
With so lovablo n charmer,
Going in for husbandry.
En? another lover trample
Wbera my eager heart would sway,
(Mollie's sot mo an example!.)
I'll be making hay.
-Harry Pelotizg, in Detroit Free Prejs.
Little bee says: "I am Weary
Working all the day.
If I had a little cradle,
I would sleep the hours away."
The wi ad sings low-vory low;
..Little bee, I love you so,
Here is rest and room ;
I will rock you to and fro
In the eradlo of the clover bloom."
Lillie bird says: "I am weary
Singing all the day,
Let the breezes tiome and rock me
While I sleep the night away."
The evening stars aro whispering:
"Little birdie, fold your wing,
We will send a breeze
From the gateway of the spring.
And rock you lathe cradle of tue tret.-,' '
Baby says: "My feet grow weary
When I from you stray.
Cradle mo upon your bosom
Mother sings her lullaby:
"Baby, stars are in the sky;
Fold your hands and rest,
I will rook you while you lie
Cradled on your mother's loving breas1.'
Have you never felt the ferorofthe twirling,
Of the guiding and resisting of the shining
cranks of steel?
Nover felt your sense3 reel
lu thu glamor and the gladuess of the misty
?fl thu white road rushes toward you, as thc
dew-bathed banks slip i y,
And tho larks aro soaring high?
Nover known the boundless buoyanco of the
billowy, breezy hills,
Of tho pine scouts all round you, and tho
ruuuing, rippling rills,
Chasing memory of life's ills, *
Dashing through th9 sunshine, by tho windy
wold and plain.
The distant blue heights luring, onward, up
ward to the strain
Of the whirling wheel's refrain?
Fled from prison Uko a prisoner spod tho
turning, spuming whoel,
Changed tho city's stir and struggling, jar
and vexing, none can heal.
. For the pease the fields reveal,
And with tho spirit separato straining abovo
tho town s low rcaoh
Found a tender satisfaction which tho stead
fast summits teach?
In tholr silence-fullest speech.
Nevor known tho wistful wand'ring fcaok In
e kino from milking sauntering to
pastures sweot again,
Straggling up the wlde-margoJ lane?
You have nover ?ult tho gladness, nor tho
glory of tho droam
""hat exalts, ns llrod oyo3 lingor ?t!!i on sun
set, mead aud stroamV
Haste, then! Tasto that 'ollss supremo.
Fish From Sahara Desert Wells.
Tho statement has been frequently
made that many of the new artesian
wells on the Desert of Sahara occa
sionally eject small fish. This state
merit, which has been generally dis
credited, has been proved to be true
by M. Desor, the Swiss naturalist.
After his return from a trip of ex
ploration in North Africa, M. Desor
wrote as follows: "I found hundreds
of fish in the streams leading from the
wells out into the cande. It is impos
sible that they should como from any
place else than from out of the wells,
'for tho water is not in commueication
'with any basin, creek or river. The
fish I saw nt the oasis of Ain-Tala be
long to the family of carps. The most
curious thing respecting them is that,
although coming from a depth of from
any place between 200 and 500 feet,
they are not sickly or misshapen, and
have large and perfeotly formed eyes.
This is contrary to the general rule,
such oreuturea from subterranean
waters usually being totally devoid of
the organs of sight."
v . -T- *V'
Handy to Have.
. Most Russian newspapers keep "a"
,'man of etraw" as responsible editor.
In return for the use of his name he
'draws a salary of about 81000 a year,
jin the event of prosecution tho man
'of Btraw has to stand fire. If the
judgment is against the paper he has
'to go to prison. Some time ago the
man of straw of the Novo? Vremya
was sentenced to four months' impris
onment. It was the first piece of
work he had done for some years, al
though he had been regularly drawing
his salary all the time.-Pearson's
John D. Rockefeller, President of
the Standard oil trust, owns 400,000
of tho 1,000,000 shares in the corpora
tion, and their market value is said to
be $100,000,000. His income from
this souroo alone is $1328 for every
hour of the day, and his annual in
come from all sources is estimated at
from 835,000,000 to $40,000,000,
AT THE M ILK IN',
Mother, keep your oves brlgh :! Don't yoa
think lt's queer.
Molly's at the milkia' with a red roso in her
Seen her oyes n-rovin' o'er the meadows
Aa.' now she's at the milkia' with a red rose'
I*-' in her hair.
Mach tho cattle oaro
For Molly at the milkia'
_ With a red rose la her hair!
Mother, keep your eyes bright! Doa't you
see, lt's plft?i
'Tain't the wind that wh"'tlo5 la tho blos
soms down the laae?
What could make the music 'cept him that's
A-ktssin-kis^ia' .Molly aa' the rod roso in
_" her hair!
"So-uow- so- uow!"
Much the cattle care
For the feller ktssln' Mol'y
An' tho red roso ia her hair
-F. L. Stanton.
PITH AND POINT.
"What must a man do, doctor, to
attain a ripo old. age?" "Live."
When we come close to a giant lie
often turns out to be only a common
man on stilts.-Rim's Horn.
"Sho euchred him into marryicg
her." "Wei', she's only got tho booby
prize, after all."-American Press.
"Ar:-n't there a great number of
sugar plantations in Cuba ?" TTes.
Sugar plantations to burn !"-Life.
"We must part new, darling, but to
make the separation loss abrupt, I am
going on a slow train."-Fliegende
Teacher-"Tommy, what is meaut
by 'nutritious food?' " Tommy -
"Something to eat that p.iu't got no
taste to it."-Puck.
Willing to Divide : Teacher (stern! v)
- "Willy Waffles, givo that chewir-g
gum to me!" Willy-'Til let yon
have half of it."-Puck.
Thoy were examining her photograph
taken by tho cathodic process. "Do
you think my skull is on straight?"
she inquired anxiously.-Puck.
"Thomas told the mass meeting
that he was a self-made man." " Very
noble of him to take tho whole blame
on himself, wasn't it?"-St. Louir
"Tho Wilkintone have broken up
and gone to boarding." "Yes, they
havo sold their house and lot to bay
wheels for the wholo family."-Chi
He - "Haven't you noticed how
happy Mary Marbleton looks lately?
I believe she is engaged." She -
"Either tbat or she has given up tight
shoe?. "'- Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mrs. Cobwigger- "How is the family
in the next flat?" Mrs. Hillaire-"J
couldn't ask for better neighbors.
Their little boy is tongue-tied anl
thoy use only noiseless rockers."
"Yes," said tho girl philosopher, "I
always accept aman when he proposes.
It is much easier to 6ay 'yes' than to
say 'no,' and ho will forget an accept
ance quicker than he will a refusal."
"What are you going to bo when
you grow up?" said Mr. Manchester to
Sammy Snaggs. "I'm going to be a
centenarian," replied Sammy.-Pitts
"What is the reason of this un
seemly wrang'.o?" naked the old gentle
man. "Well, yer see, dese kids want
us ter play ball ; but Billy McCarthy's
mudder wouldn't let our mascot come
wid UP, an' we're 'fraid ter tackle 'em
"I wan very glad, Mabel, to se9vou !
among those who wera received into
the church last Sunday." "Yes,
auntie, but I was so provoked with
the clergyman ! He gave me the old
style, unfashionable h md-.-hr.ke. And
heget a salary of S6000 a year I"
A Spider fired Oil a Big Cannon.~
Capo Town, South Africa, claim? thi
honor of owning the smallest creature
over known to become a gunner in
tho wholo world. At the Castle, Cano
Town, there is a magnificent gun
worked by elootricifcy, used for giving
tho midday and evening time.
One day all the military and civil
ians in Capo Town were astonished to
hear thc gun go off at 10.30 in the
morning, an hour and a hali before
the proper time, 12 being the usual
hour for iiring. All tho officials were
puzzled at the extraordinary occur
rence, but could give no explanation
whatever. The General in command
of tho station became furious, aud
said that there was mismanagement
Eomowhere, and gave orders for a
. strict search to be made by the offi
cials for the guilty party.
lt appears that the electric current
for lirznpr off the gua is supplied by
the Royal Observatory of Cape Town,
and goes there by means of an instru
ment known as a relay that is in the
central telegraph oflico of the station,
the distance being about 50J yards.
The action of the enrreut going
through the instrument's main moves
a sort of light tongue, which is very
finely set-so finely that tho least lit
tle thing would affect it. This forces
the current directly into what they
call the time fuses, which have the
power of firing the gun at thc Castle.
On examining the instrument, one
of the officials found a big brown spi
der inside, lt appears that while
making an exploring trip round the
instrument the unfortunate spider
must havo touched this tongue suffi
ciently to move it, and fired off the
gun. The General commanding tho
station sent the spider to the Caps
Town Museum, where he ?3 now to be
seen, with a card underneath him, en
titling him the "Little Gunner," and
giving a 'nil account of his adventure
with the Cape Town midday time gun.
This proved his laet adventure, how
The "Western Reserve/'
The "'Western Reserve" is thu title
of eleven counties in the northeast of
Ohio. This tract of land was given to
Connecticut by the Federal Govern
ment as a recompense foi the damage
inflicted on th?t State by the British
during the war of 1812-15. The land
was sold by tho State for the benefit
of its school fund. Most of tho orignal
settlers of the "Western Reservo"
wero from the "land of steady habits."
-New York Advertiser.
Electricity and liiccougli.
Electricity is said to have been suc
cessfully employed in a caso of per
sistant hiccoughing. Su?h cases are
usually fatal, under ordinary treat
ment, and if the electric current ?in
be relied on to stop the paroxysms, as
it is reported to have been dono in a
recent case in Elizabeth, N. J., it will
be still another great triumph for
SOT THK SAME.
Tho Cook Tilou<rht She Knew Ducks,
but She Didn't.
An army offioer stationed in Wash
ington is a summer widower just now,
as his better half and the children are
enjoying the heated term at a water
ing place. The officer, notwithstand
ing bis enforced term of bereavement,
dresses as immaculately as ever and is
very fond of appearing in spotless
linen, particularly in the evening.
When he came homo from his daily
labor the other afternoon tho colored
cook, for ho keeps bachelor hall, ap
proached him deferentially and ?aid :
"Cap'n, does ye want de ducks fer
brekfu?, an' how does ye want 'em
cooked-roa8'd or how?"
"Ducks !" exclaimed the master of
thc bc use, in surprise "Idcn'twant
any ducks this time of year, and I
didn't order any."
"Well, dey is heah jes' de same. A
man brung 'em dis mawnin', and I
said, 'wal's dem?' and de man said,
'ducks fer de cap'n.' An' I tuk 'em
and put 'tm on de ico .erectly, for dis
hot spell don't do no kind o' poultry
no good. An' I kep' 'em right cn de
ice nil day."
Thertupon the captain was escorted
to tho refrigerator and saw a very
limp but carefully tied bundle, con
taining his new white duck suit, iu
which ho intended to appear that eve
Ho didti't say much.-Washington
Wealth of the World.
What ie tho world worth? No stat
istician, so far as we know, has~ever
attempted to estimate it. Mulhall es
timates tbe wealth of fifteen nations.
According to his estimate, which is
largely a compilation of statistical in
formation, the United States is the
wealthiest natioo in the world, being
abend of Great Britain by about 40
per C2nt of the latter's wealth.
According to Mulhall, the United
State?, Great Britain, France, Ger
many, Rusia, Austria, Italy, Spain,
Australia, Belgium, Holland, Canada,
Argentino, Sweden and Roumania have
a combined wealth of 8237,736,000,000.
Of this amount nearly one-fourth is
accredited to the United States. These
conntries have a combined population
uf 400,000,000 in rouud numberp, or
only onu-fourth of the popu'a'iou of
tho world. They probably have far
more Iban half its wealth.
While the United States is rated as
the richest nation, it is only so because
Great Britain's colonies are counted j
as separate nations. Great Britain,
Australia and Canada, with only' 50,
000,000 people of the British empire
< ut of a total of 350,000,000, have a
property valuation of ?58,000,000,000,
against $64.000,000,000 for the 63,
000,000 people of the United States.
The remaining 300,000,000 subjects of
tho British empire are probably rich
enough to carry the wealth of the em
pire beyond 8100,000,000,000.-Ex
M alting for the Bird.
A small boy who bad a great dislike
for scLool returned home for dinner a
little carhor finn usual.
"Tommy, you naughty boy, yon
bavo been playing truant," said his
mother; "a little dickybird came in
tt the window and told me so."
Th? next morning Tommy set out
for school as usual. During the morn
ing his mother heard a noise from the
far end of tho kitchen and, looking
around there, saw Tommy crouched
iahlfl.. , -
"Tommy,- you rascal, what are yon
Seeing that he was discovered he
crawled out and, holding up a brick
which he had by him, said :
"I was waitin' to croak that dicky
bird."-Chicago Times Herald.
A t'latiorin Novelty.
Tho latest novelty in politics is thc
decision of the populists of Texas to
copyright their platform to koep the
democrats from stealing if. The mo
tion to do this was passed unanimously
by vote. _
Our Fs and
Our I's are just as stro
when we have cause to use
less cause to praise ourselve
and we are more than wi!
other eyes. This is how '
sale and retail druggist, Du
of a century of observation
" I have sold Ayer's Sar;
both at wholesale and reta
thing but words of praise fr
complaint has ever reache
saparilla to be the best bio
duced to the general public
sold thousands of dozens ol
testimony. But it only ech<
over, which has " Nothiri
Any doubt about it? S
It kills doubts 2
Address: J. C Ayei
The Flight of Insects.
Many insects can fly faster than
birds. The common house fly can
ordinarily fly twenty-five feet a second.
But when it is alarmed it has been
found that it can increase its rato of
speed to over 160 per sacond. If it
could continue such rapid flight for a
mile in a straight lino it would cover
that distance iu exactly thirty-three
seemds. It is not an uncommon thing
when traveling by rail in the summer
time to see a bee or wasp keeping
up with the train and trying to get in
at ono of the windows. A swallow is
considered one of thc swiftest of flying
birds, and it was thought until recently
that no iusect could escape it. A
naturalist tells of an exciting chase he
saw between a swallow and a dragon
fly, which is among the swiftest of in
eects. The insect flew with incredible
speed, and wheeled and dodged with
such ease, that the swallow, despite its
utmost efforts, completely failed to
overtake and capture it. -Science.
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NOTES OF INTEREST.
There are forty-ono law/era in Con?
necticut over 70 years of age.
Thackeray would produce, under
pressure, a novel in six or eight
months. He did not like to work and,
as ho often stated, did so under oom?
Brent House at Brentform, where
Nell Gwynne lived, caught fire ra?
oently. The billiard room was barned,
but the broad staircase npon which
Charles II is said to have ridden bis
charger was untouched. The home is
nsed DOW by a conservative clnb.
General Francois Denis Legitime,
president of Ff ay ti in 1888-89, left
Kingston, Jamaica, on June 4, to re
turn to his native country, the doors
of which have been thrown open to all
political exiles by the amnesty decree
of tho new president, Teresiaa Simon
Marchioness Li, wife of Li Hnng
Chang, iu said to be very beautiful,
and look* not more than JO, although
6he is 50. One thousand attendants
and servants answer her beck and call.
Her feet have been compressed uutil
she is unablo to walk moro than a few
yards at a time.
Queen Victoria is in possession of a
curious needle. It was made at the
noted needle minufactory o? Hedditch,
and represents the Trajan column in
miniature. Scenos from the queen's
life are depicted on the needle, so fine
ly cut that they are discernible only
through a microscope.
John Bunyan fought on the Road
head tide during tho civil war in Eng
land. This has been definitely settled
by the discovery of his aame in sev
eral places on the muster rolls of the
parliamentary garrison of Newport
Paqueel. Some pcoplp, it seem*,
thought John fought for Kbg Charles.
See the maiden with the downcast
Observ . the rich color of her cheek.
It has that rich red color all the
See the yonng man.
Ho is talking earnestly to^J&?r
Ha ! Ho is about to kiss Abc' maiden.
Does the color deepen on her cheek?
It djes not.
It is not a fast color.
It will not wash.
Does the muiden il'neh?
She docs not.
Although her ciior will not wish,
she is warranted not to shrink.-Chi
Delight* of the Chase.
"I've missed more fun this summer
, than you could shake your toil at,"
: j?ospd the brindle cow.
j "How?" asked the family hors?.
"Today, for the Benrath time, I let
! one of these new wom^n get almost to
the fence before I realized she wasn't
, u man."-Detroit Newi
"Wei!, old man, I've tpnnt every
cent of money I have in the world on
"Does he know il ?"
"I (iness ho docs. Ho his pro
nounced me a well mari."-Life.
To Cleanse lits Sytte.u
EiTeetsaltj-, yctgcntly,~whencostive orbill?n?,
Or when the blood ia impure or sluggish, Li
permanently overcoma habitual constipation,
to jrwftkcn the If 'uta ?? yi wad Uvarrfc? ft heall
activity, without irritating or weakening them
to dispel heiilocaes, col Ja or fever*, use Syruj
Aqnartof. ord'.iary comm al weighs c'gb
A?fY ons who has been benefited by th?
uss of Dr. Willems' Pink Pili?. trill recen'?
iufnrmni.ou of much value i nd interest br
writing to Pink Pill?. P O. B x ICC', Paila.. Pa,
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
reethtnc, softens the cotna, red noes Inllammi
'ion.allays pMin.rtirm wind colic 23c. a b-Ktla.
If afflicted ? i i h core ere> use I Jr. ? ?.?tac Thomp
son's Ere-watcr.DrnorlKtSsell al per bott!*.
ng as they were fifty years ago,
them. Rut we have less and
:s, since others do the praising,
ling for you to see us through
we look to S. F. Boyce, whole
luth, Minn., who after a quarter
?aparilla for more than 25 years,
il, and have never heard any
om my customers ; not a single
d me. I believe Ayer's Sar
ocl purifier that has been intro
:." This, from a man who has
: Ayer's Sarsaparilla, is strong
jes popular sentiment the world
ig but words of praise for
?end i:<t th? '* Ci: rebook."
md cures doubters.
Co., Lowell, Mass.
for monthly pains in the sides,
hips, back, neck, shoulders,
head and limbs.
These pains are symptoms of
dangerous derangements pecul
iar to women.
McElree's Wine of Cardui cor
rects these derangements, cures
Whitesand falling of the Womb,
relieves Suppressed Menstrua
tion and flooding, quiets the
nerves and brings happiness to
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