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Drying Fruit. L
?t ia suggested that Ihe drying of
trait, which requires great care and a
certain regnlatian of the temperature,
* flers & promising field for el?otrio
feating. Fuel for beating by steam
?? often expensive, but fruit districts
usually hare abundant water power
that could be used for driving dyna
mos. The electric current would
prove serviceable in a variety of Ways
lu addition to beating?-News Letter.
Peace en Earth.
TMs ls one? tnore enjoyed by the rheumatic
?fee enough to counteract their progressiv?
taalady with Bostetter's Stomach Bitters.
25? Netimony ia strocgor than that which in
dicates lt as a source of rel'ef in this com
plaint. It is al?> eminently uffective as a
treatment for kidney trouble, dyspepsia, de
bility, liver complaint and constipation. Use
it wt Ik penitence lor the above.
' Tho batter of India is i>aid to have a bluish
cast, which ls probably due to the feeding of
Ever ?lace las there hare been women (mort
aaea tmr) vho claim that there is no soap half
as ff xxl, or as economical ac Dobbins* Electric
JTbore mutt be Domo truth ia their claim. Try
lt, soe how muon. Tour grocer has it. *
The maa t nat ho'di ont for tho right against
oppoeiilou is the mac that will be trusted.
% now'? -mis?
"Wa offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
T^,?*?? of Catarrh that cannot be cored by
Hall's Catarrh Caro.
f. J. CnrmsT?tCo.,ToledOvO.
r. a, the undersigned. bar? Jtnown F. J. Che
aay/ec the iait 15 yearn, and bolievo him per
rwtty honorable in all business transactions
SM financially able to carry out any obliga
On mado by their firm.
WBST & TKUAX, Wholesale Drugglats, Toledo,
WALOINO, KINSAX & MABVIN, Wholesale
; l?rurrlsts, Toledo, Ohio.
Hairs Catarrh Cure ls taken internally, act.
lue directly upon the blood and mucous sur
Jncee of th? system. Testimonials sent free,
Trico, F*. per bottle. Sold by ail Druggists.
jtall'a Family Pills are the best. .
We have not been without Piso's Cure for
Consumption for 20 year.?.-LIZZCE FERREL,
? amp St., Harrisburg. Pa., May 4. '94.
Sh i rpi y to the condition of your blood, lt
this season peen liar perils assail the system.
There are sudden changes In temperature;
fogs and dampness, chilly nights, lowering
elouds, drenching raina. These sudden
changes bring on colds, fevers, pneumonia,
bronchitis and other ailments. Keep the
blood pore, rich and fnll of vitality and you
will be well. Remember,
Is the best-I?>fact tb* One True Blood Purifier
UAAJlA DSIIM ore the best after-dinner
I!OOO 3 rlilS I'iUv ai.l discst.on 26c
A pickax at least 3,000 years cM has
recently been found in a oave at Nor
There are over 100,000 children in
the national schools of Germany who
A snuff box ?o?d at a recent Londc .
suction for $9,000. It was of the Louis
The New Tork stock brokers are
said to wear ont tho floors of their ex
change every five years.
Mrs. Hetty Green has denied that
she has offered $100,000 for a home in
Chicago for aged actresses.
An almost inexhaustible supply of
bauxito is said to have been discovered
in Little Maumelle oounty, Ark.
The Paraguay congress has voted
$100,000 for a military hospital. Latest
returns give the army as 82 officers
and 1,845 men.
The poet Longfellow never saw the
reef of Norman's Woe until some time
'after he had written "The Wreck of
The Iltis appears to be the eighth
vessel of the Prussian and German na
vies which has been lost at sea during
the last thirty-six years.
Another legacy of 100,000 francs has
been left to the French aeademy, the
?ncome of which must be awarded to
the authors of moral works.
EMPLOYERS SHOULD BE MORE
Interesting Statement ny a Young Lady
Li the vast retail establishments-of
large cities, many women are em
ployed as saleswomen.
Men formerly held the positions that
now hold, -A
they are expected to do
the same work: Their duties
compel them to.be on tb eur feet from
morning to night, and many of them,
in a short time, contract these dis
tressing complaints called "female
Then occur irregularities, suppressed
or painful .menstruation, weakness,
indigestion, leucorrhoca, general de
bility and nervous prostration.
They are beset with such symptoms
as dizziness, faintness, lassitude, ex
citability, irritability, nervousness,
sleeplessness, melancholy, "all-gone"
and "want-to-be-left-alone" feelings,
blues and hopelessness. "
In such cases there is one tried and
true remedy. Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound at once removes
mich troubles. The following is a
"My dear Mrs. Pinkham:-After
writing you, and before your answer
came, 1 was too miserable to gc? to the
store, and so lost my position. That
was five weeks ago. I am no ;v back
ugain in my old place, and nevei.* lelt
no well in all my life. Tho bear
ing-down pains and whites havia left
me, and I am not a bit nervous or
blue. Life rooks brighter to nie. I
don't get tired, my temper is real
sweet, and I could scream ri^ht out
ful I am to
you for sav
ing me from
Every woman in
my position should know of your won
derful remedy. I never saw you, but
I love you for being so good to me."
EDITH-W. Otu Ave., Brooklyn, N. x\
A, & ?...f .,.. ..Fortrie, '88.
NSOONCED in the
depths of hex big arm
chair, a smile lighting
X^NJe^oO** up her Ano. old face
?rV-> that her white hair
y/- ? framed with a crown of
Jjr ) snow, Mrs. Harmon was
considering her nephew
Andrew, a fine-looking young fellow
of twenty-eight, who, for his part, was
considering the timepiece on the man
tle, whose hands were already well
past 3 o'clock.
"Well, Andrew, do you find my
clock every interesting?" -
In some confusion the young man
stammered an excuse, hut she went
on: "Now, don't deny it, you
naughty fellow. You want to know if
your visit had lasted long enough for
you to take your departure deoently."
'Not at all, aunt Your guess is
qcite wrong, for I haven't the slight
est intention of going yet. But why
dc you keep a regular sun-dial like
that in your drawing-room?"
"Perhaps "because I was born so
long ago that it is I and not the clock
that is behind time. But come-in
stead of criticising my drawing-room,
tell me what yon are going to do when
you leave here."
"In tho first place I am not going
to leave here for some time, but, when
I have wearied you with my presonoo
until you cannot stand it any longer,
it will be time for me to go to Mrs.
Lat on's tea."
"Mrs. Laton-Pauline Laton?"
"Ah, yes, I used to see her some
time ago. She is a widow. I remem
ber her vaguely-a large woman,
"She is a blonde, aunt."
"Indeed? She used to be a bru?
nette. And so you are sighing at the
feet of Mrs. Laton?"
"We are all sirring at her feet."
"She must enjoy it."
"Well, I rather think she does."
"Ia it fun?"
"Yes, after a fashion. We are al
ways the same little cirole of friecds,
and then, besides Mrs. Laton, there's
a sister, a rather good-looking giri,
and a few other young matrons und
baohelor girls. "
"And what do you do besides look
at these women ?*'
'We take tea, wo gossip and we
"Bat, my dear aunt, ono must do
something between 5 o'clock and din
"Evidently, and flirting is what
you havo found to do."
"It is a way to kill time."
"I scarcely know what you mean by
the term. Explain it to me."
"Oh, impossible. A definition for
the word has long been sought, but it
has not yet been found. But, r?iven a
young woman tete-a-te with a young
man who is not a fool, and I warrant
you it won't be long before yen will
have a practical demonstration. Flir
tation is a manner of being discreetly
indiscreet. To know how to flirt is
no common accomplishment. It is a
"And is love a science, too?"
"No, it is rather an art."
"And marriage-what is it?"
"Oh, that is philosophy."
"Indeed ?-at what age docs one at
tain this philosophy ?"
"As late as possible."
"It seems to mo that at twenty
"Aunt, aunt!" cried Andrew,spring
ing from his chair, "confess that you
are concocting some terrible plot.
Yon look as guilty as a conspirator."
Mrs. Harmon smiled a fine smile and
enjoyed for a moment the consterna
tion in her victim's face. Then 6he
answered, after a pause :
"Yea, you are right. I wish to get
"In heaven's name, what have I
done to you?" gasped the young man,
with comic seriousness ; and as the old
lady still smiled, he continued : "See
here, aunt, I should never have sus
pected you of such a thing. Yon, a
woman of intelligence, a superior
woman, descending to the rolo of
matchmaker ! It is a terrible shatter
ing of my ideals."
"Come, come, my poor boy, do not
be so cast down. The girl is charm
ing, I assure you."
"Of conreo," Andrew burst out,
"the girl is always charming. Oh, I
know her ; I can see her now ; she
may not bo exactly pretty, but, as you
have said, she is oharming. She
dresses admirably, and makes all her
own gowns. She stood at the head of
ber classes in school, and attends lec
tures now. Moreover, she has taken
cooking leesons and can put up pre
serves. She plays tho piano, she
sings, she paints, and 6ho has a tidy
fortune in ber own right. Bah ! No,
a thousand timc3 no ! I do not want
this miracle of per'oction. I know a
thing or two, aunt, even if I don't
look it, and if I marry, I shall marry
a woman who suits me, simply for the
sole and unique reason that the docs
suit me. But I know girls-they are
all alike, and I know what they are
and what they are worth. There isn't
one who snits me, or can suit me, and
I shall remain a bachelor. "
"And you go to take tea at Mrs.
La ton's," murmured Mrs. Harmon
between her teeth, while a disturbing
expression came into her clear seeing
Under this ironical and even inquis
itorial look Andrew lost countenance
a little ; he could not deny that to mat
rimony he preferred flirting with Mrs.
He was palling himself together to
reply, or rather to defend himself,
when the street door boll was heard.
%9k oaller, eh? Is this your recep
tion day, aunt, cr do you, too, give
yonr friends tea at 5 o'clock?"
"Yon are impertinent, nephew. At
my ago a woman does not give '5
o'clock flirtations.' It is not even a
caller. I am sore it is my little friend
Rosamond, thc 'oharming girl' I spoke
"I shall flee then."
"Do you not wish even to seo her?"
"Never! Or, if you insist, I shall
go into this little antc-roon and look
at ber through tho orack of the door.
That is the only concession I shall
make," and the yoaug mau stepped
quickly into the next room -is the op
posite door opened to admit the visi
tor ; throngh the slit Andrew oonld
make ont the graceful silhouette, of a
"How do you do, Mrs. Harmon?"
said the girl, as she entered the room.
"I have brought back the little books
on the orphan asylum that you lent
mamma. May I stay a moment with
She continued to keep her back to
ward Andrew, and he, now beginning
to get tired of the game, had about
concluded that she must be fright
"Sit down here, dear, beside me,"
and Mrs. Harmon easily contrived to
place the girl just opposite the small
room ; and the young man, approach
ing his eye to the crack, was struck by
the pretty face he beheld.
"Well, Rosamond, what are you do
ing nowadays? Are you going out
"No, very little. I had a card for
Mrs. Laton's tea this afternoon, but I
wrote her I was ill. You wdl not be
tray me, will you?" and she laughed o
merry laugh that set Andrew's heart
"Do you not care for suoh affairs?"
asked Mrs. Harmon.
"Surely, Mrs. Harmon, you do nol
think it would be amusing to spend an
hour or two watching Mrs. Laton's
flirtations, with no one to talk to but
the insipid women and stupid men of
"You are severe, my ohild."
"Severe? Well, with a woman like
Mrs. Laton, I do not think one can be
too muoh so."
Instinctively Mrs. Harmon raised
her eyes to the door that concealed
Andrew, and, nuder pretext of ar
ranging the portiere, she crossed the
room and, as she re-arranged the dra
pery, whispered to her nephew : "It'e
nearly five-you'll be late for your
Bat her warning was unheeded ;
Andrew did no.' budge. As for the
girl by the fire, s was still full ol
"Do you kno\ irs. Laton, Mrs.
Harmon?" sho asl;
"Yo?, yes," the lady hastened
to reply ; and to tur e conversation,
she went on : "But a are vrrong tc
declare that all men J stupid. There
are some who are qui te.sensible."
"Sensible? Well, I do not know
them. I do not mean that they are
all stupid, but they think themselves
so superior that, they are wearisome.
They aro vain, insufferable bores,
with their blase airs and their idea
that they are irresistible because they
can flirt with Mrs. Laton, who has
bleached hair, and emears paint on
her face as it it were a palette, and
whose brains are good for nothing but
to devise outrageous gowns. "
Again Mrs. Harmon cast an uneasy
glance toward tho little room, iu which
Andrew was fast waxing angry. Ho
would have liked to strangle this girl,
whoso superb health and triumphant
beauty irritated him.
"And when will you got married,
my dear?" suggested Mrs. Harmon,
again throwing herself into the breach.
"I shall never marry."
"Indeed? Why not?"
"Why not?" repeated Bosamond, a
phadow of melancholy coming over
tho face that Andrew admired in spite
of himself. "Because I am a little
fool who can do as the rest do. I
would wish to love my husband and
to have him love me. I would wish
to marry a man whom I should single
out from among the rest for his good
ness and intelligence. I would wish
to have confidence in him, and above
all to be prond of him."
As the girl spoke, she had become
animated with a gentle exaltation,
which was not without its effect on the
young man behind the door.
"Well, Rosamond," said Mrs. Har
mon "why do you not realize your
"Because there are no young men
nowadays who caro to look for a girl
who pleases them. Marriage for them
is a matter of business, nothing more,
and the woman herself does not count.
They marry when they have lost their
money, and when the little heart they
possessed has been frittered away on
somo Mrs. Laton or another."
Again Mrs. Harmon arose, and, pre
tending she had an order to give, ex
cused herself, and hastened to her
"Well, aunt, she has given us anice
dressing down, eh? For a 'charming'
girl,' 1 would back her against the
"Hurry, Andrew; it is late, and you
have almost missed your tea."
"My tea 1" he repeated. "Bother
my tea? Is there nothing else in the
world but my tea? No, you must find
an excuse to bring me into the room,
and I'll show that young shrew whether
all men aro fools. Oh, she need have
no fear, I shall not try to marry her,
for I still have all my hair, a little
money and a heart still intact."
Mrs. Harmon could not restrain a
smile at the young man's vexation,
and five minutes later Andrew entered
the drawing room.
But, contrary to all expectations,
the conversation did not become a wai
of words ; on the contrary, the girl's
fresh gayoty disarmed Andrew's anger
nt once. His preconceptions fled be
fore her dimpled smiles and her gentle
voice, and he soon fell under hot
charm, forgetting his anger in his ad
miration for her graoeful movements,
the penetrating timbre of hor voice,
the sparkle of her wit:
The hour for the tea had long
passed, and Andrew was still there.
He had lost all desire to run after
Mrs. Laton, that faded doll whom
Bosamond-as he was forced to admit
to himself-had portrayed so truth
And ensconced once more in the
depths of her arm-chair, Mrs. Harmon
smiled a kindly smile, and silently re
garded the young people, who, for
their part, looked at one another with
looks that do not deoeive and in which
the old aunt read with joy the hope of
a happy union.-From the French, in
An Indian who had a tooth filled am.
another pulled at Waterville, Me.,
furnishod the first instancs of a red
man's patronizing a dentist which had
come to the knowledge cf a prac
titioner of thirty years in that place.
I saw an Angel with majestic mien
And radiant brow, and smllo dlvlno'y
Strong human passions writhed beneath
There too expired those coward faults whloh
Themselves behind Inheritance, and lean
Ondead men for their strength, and think
All, all lay prostrate, owning their defeat.
Then to the spirit with tho eyes serene
I cried aloud, in wonder and in awe,
'.Ob, mighty Ono, who art thou, that thy
Can circumvent heridity, cheat ohnnoo.
And conquer nature? What thine occult law?
Art thou incarnate Force-the Over-Soul?"
The Angol answered. "I am Solf-Control."
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox,in Harper's Weekly.
When tho Crop's Laid By.
Tho world is looking brighter
When the orop's laid by;
The heart is foeling lighter
When tho crop's laid by.
You forget the summor's heat
In tho fields of corn and wheat,
Ard the reaping song is sweet
When the crop's laid by.
There's time for love and laughtor
When the crop's laid by
A kind of glad hereafter
When the crop's laid by.
Each day some joying is bringing;
Tho sweetest bells are ringing,
And you hear your sweetheart singing
When the crop's laid by.
Tho world-it goes a-SIaying
Whea the orop's laid by;
And every fiddle's playing
When tho orop's laid by.
And in the mild sun streaming
The golden rod is gloaming
And life ls love and dreaming
When the crop's laid by.
-F. L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution.
Light upon tho pedal,
Firm upon the seat.
Fortuua'a wheel in fetters.
Fast beneath our feet, ,
Luavo the clouds behind us,
Split tho wind we moot,
Swift, oh, swift and silent,
Bolling do oro tba street!
When tho dark comos, twinkling
Like fireflies in tho wheat, >
Bells boforo us tinkling
Fairily and feat,
By tho gate of gardens
Whore tho dusk ts sweet,
Slido J i leo apparitions
Through tho startlod strcoti
Spears mon in tho desert
3Inybe fly ns fleet,
Northern lights in heaven
Spurkles On the sleet!
Swift, oh, swift und silont,
Just beforo wo greet
Th? outer odge of nothing
Turn rolling up tho streot!
-Harriot JL?. Spofford, la St. Nicholas
The King of Lapland.
I know a tiny monarch who has takoa his
Within a qulot region, where a faithful little
Of people do his bidding, or-yield him hom
And watch his faintest gesture, ns old vas
pa's used to do.
His territory's bordorel by two encircling
And keeping in their sholter, ho is safe from
This land ls sometimes "rooky" if ho foeLj
inclined for jest,
Or lies at peace, a quiet plaiD, whon ho would
stuy at re=t.
Ono mountain rises northward, and is known
as Mother's Brow,
While east and west aro twin-gray lakes, re
. fleeting, I avow,
The prettiest blt of Nature that a human
heart can see
Whene'er the little monarch ls alert for
But whon ho's fooling weary from tho riding
out in state,
Or bowing to his subjects and serfs importu
Bet Iring to tho cast lo, his regal head, oui
Lays down in princely grandeur, whllo lov
ing minstrels sing.
It yon would Hud his royal scat, you neod
not sail the sea,
For-strange enough-his throne is sot in
this homo of tho free.
Just find tho nearest nursery, and bow to thc
c' raman I
Of tho loving llttlo monarch, who Is King ol
-Alice Crnry, in Ladies' Home Journal.
Washington-The City of Magnifi
Pittsburg- The Iron City.
New Haven-Tho City of Elms.
Cincinnati-Porkopolis. (This name
has sometimes been applied to Chi
Ancient Rome-Tho Mistress of tho
Indianapolis-Tho Railroad City.
Raleigh, N. C.-The City of Oaks.
Chicago-The Garden City.
London-Tho Modern Babylon.
Baltimore-Tho Monumental City.
St. Louis-Tho Mound City.
Boston-Hub of tho Universe,
Brooklyn-The City of Churohes.
Brussels-Little Paris. (Tho nnmo
is sometimes applied to Milda.)
Detroit is known as the City of the
Straits ; Boston, the City of Notions,
the Puritan City, the City of Culture,
the Modern Athens and the Hub of the
Universe ; Philadelphia as the City o?
Brotherly Lora and the Quaker City ;
New Orleans as the Crescent City;
Cleveland and Portland as the Forest
Cities; Springfield, 111., as the Flower
City; Rochester as the Flour City;
Hannibal as the Bluff Citv ; Buffalo as
the Queen City of the Lakes ; Pitts
burg as the Smoky City ; Keokuk as
the Gate City ; Cincinnati as the Queen
City of the Wast; Nashville as tho City
of the Rooks, and Louisville as Fall
Reproduction of Limbs.
It seems strange, to say the least,
that a haman being must pass through
life as a cripple if he ever has the mis
fortune to lose a leg or an arra. The
reader may not see anything peculiar
about the fact that an amputated limb
of a human being never grows out
again, but to the editor of Notes for
the Curious it appears that such a
provision might have been made for
the higher creatures just as well as for
those low down in the soale of life. A
lobster's amputated claws will grow
out again, and a crawfish's eyes, if
clipped off, reappear in a very short
time. Bennet, the French naturalist,
has amputated the legs of tritons (a
species of lizard) and found that their
powers of reproducing such severed
members were almost unlimited. In
one case a leg was reprodnoed twelve
times in a single year and an eye oat
oat was perfectly supplied with a now
one within loss thaa nine months.
The Bicycle Craze m England.
I Ttie most striking feature of the
Somerset House (England) returns of
1 new companies registered during
I tho first six mouths of 1896 is the
rush of cycling manufacturers to
< avail themselves of the oraze for thk
j pastime among the moneyed classes.
' The companies registered connected
! with this industry have an aggregate
capital of $70,051,374, as against $1,
830,000 ia the first hali of 1895,
BUDGET OF FUN.
HUMOROUS SKETCHES FROM
Notice Next Time-Positive Proof
Breaking tho Spell-In the Fi
nancial Way-At the
What's foremost in an old maid's mind
She shows plain in her glee;
For, liston when one laughs, you'll And
It's naught but "he! he! ho!"
She--"Then yon really love mo?"
He-"Don'tT allow you to ride my
IN THE FINANCIAL WAY.
"Ho was vory much embarrassed
when he proposed to me. "
"Yes, I can fancy how hard np he
must have been."-Chicago Journal.
BREAKING THE SPELL.
"This won't do," exclaimed Mrs.
Box excitedly, "there's thirteen at
"Never mind, maw," shouted little
Johnnie, "I kan eat fur two. "-Detroit
AT THE SEANCE.
The Medium-"I am in communica
tion with the spirit of tho deoeased
Mr. Soandso. Does any one wish to
ask him a question?"
A Voice-"Is it hot enough for
HE HAD EXPERIMENTED.
Bobby-"Mn, you said that I
shouldn't eat that piece of oake in the
pantry-that it would make me sick."
Bobby (convincingly)-"But, ma,
it hasn't made me sick."-Puck.
JUST BEFORE THE FIGHT.
"Thishere sixteen to one," said the
grocer, "is too mnoh for me. I don't
"Of course, you don't," said tho
man who owed so much that he
could afford to bo saucy. "Of course,
yon don't. It means that a pound of
sugar shall weigh sixteen ounces. "
She-"There! How do yon like my
He-"There ia oertaialy a great
deal of feeling in it."
"As 1 was about to remar;:, it gave
me an impression that you wero feel
ing arennd for the notes without
being euro of finding thom."-Indian
A STXTEEN-TO-ONE LOVER.
"Charlie is a sixteen-to-one man,"
said Ethel to Mabel, speaking of her
"I don't take any interest in poli
tics," replied Mabel.
"Oh, this is isn't politics."
"What is it?"
"He is willing to give mo sixteen
kisses for every one I give him."
Client-"Good morning, Mr. Swell
plead ; I've just reoeived your bill for
getting me oil in that assanit and bat
tery case the other day."
Mr. Swellplead-"Ah, yes, to bo
sure. Any further information I can
give you about it?"
Client-"les. I'd like to know if I
oan chango my mind and go to jail
TOO MANX POETS.
She (lo young poet)-"How much
do yon get for your peems, Charlie?"
Charlie (with pride)-"From ?2 to
"Well, isn't that very little? I see
that Sir Walter Scott got S10.000 for
ono of his."
"Yes; but you seo writing poetry
isn't the business it used to be. There's
too muon competition. "-Texas Sifter.
FIT FOR THE CABINET.
"The idea of making women oar
political equals 1" exclaimed the man
with the hat anchored to his coat by a
half-inch cable ; "there is not a posi
tion whioh one of them could fill-"
"Ob, yes, there is," broke in Mr.
Henry Peck; "there is one job my
wifo could hold up to perfection."
"Name itt" exclaimed the exoited
"Secretary of War."-Buffalo Ex
"Keginald," said tho dear girl, "you
have deceived me." '
"I have," said Beginald, waiting like
a cautious man, for particulars.
: "You told me my eyes wore brighter
than the stars."
"And I believed you."
"I did. And I thought there would
:be no need of having a lamp on my
wheel, and I carno near getting ar
INFORMATION CHEERFULLY IMPARTED.
It was after dinner and they ohanced
to bo talking of insurance.
"Papa's life's insured," said his
favorite little daughter, aetat 5.
"Indeed J" said one of tho guests,
interested at the child's intelligence.
"Yes," Enid the child proudly, con
scious that every one was regarding
her with admiration, her father and
mother in particular.
"Yes," she went on, ''it's insured
"Whatha3ho done that for?" said
another of tho guests.
"So that mother can buy a new hus
band when pappy's d?ad," was the
child's immediate answer.
THE RIGHT NAME.
"I wish you'd stop calling that boy
.Willie,'" he said irritably, as he
looked np from his paper.
"It does seem rather odd to call a
?iollego boy 'Wilho,' " she admitted.
"1 suppose I ought to call him 'Will
iam, ' but a mother ought to be excusa
ble for holding to the diminutive as
" 'Will' wouldn't suit me any better
than 'Willip,' " he answered. "I heard
From some more of the Harvard trades
men to day, and I want something ap
propriate. Supoose you oall him plain
AN ANALYTICAL HUSBAND.
"I was very near to Mrs. Dinwiddie
when 6ho fell from her whcol," said
Mrs. Snaggs, who was telling her hus
band at tho tea tablo of a minor acci
dent. ''Wo wcro twice as near to each
)thor as you aro to me now."
"Let's see," replied Mr. Snaggs,
who po;ees8e3 a critical and analytical
mind. "You and I aro now about six
feet apart. Twice six is twelve. So
\-ou and Mrs. Dinwiddie were twelve
.rt apart. Is that right?" _
Theh Mrs. Snaggs said her husband
was real mean, and she furthermore
promised never to tell him anything
any more as long as she livod ; no,
HTS SELF RESTRAINT.
She-"Mr. Jones, look at that im
pudent man on the other side of the
street. He has been following us foi
the last ten blocks."
Jones- "Why didn't you tell mo so
before. I'll teach the impudent puppy
a lesson. "
Walking boldly across the street,
Jones says co the man i ?'Look -here,
Snip, I am Very B?rry I've not got
tho money to pay yod for that last
suit, b?t yon ought not to follow me
up and dun me when I'm trying to
capture that girl. She has got lots ol
money, and if I succeed you will not
only get your money, but also an ordei
for a wedding suit."
Snip goes off satisfied.
Returning to the young lady, Jone&
says : "I am glad you called my atten
tion to that cowardly scoundrel. I
don't think he will ever stare at yon
again. I had great difficulty in re
straining myself."-Texas Sifter.
How Allspice Grows.
The pimento or allspice tree is cal
tivated in the West Indies and Jamai
ca. This beautiful tree usually grows
to a height of about thirty feet; it
hos a straight trunk, much branched
above, and covered with a very smooth
brown bark. The leaves vary in size
and shape, but are always of a shining
green color. During the months of
July and August the tree is in full
bloom, the blossoms consisting of vory
fragrant, small white flowers.
When a new plantation of pimento
trees is to be formed, no regular sow
ing or planting takes plaoe, because it
is next to impossible to propogata the
young plants, or to raise them from
seeds in different parts of the connery
where they aro not found growing
spontaneously. Usually a piece ot
land is selected either dose to a plan
tation already formed, or in a p: rt of
the woodland where pimento trees are
growing in a native state. The chosen
piece of land is then oleared of all
wood except these trees, and the felled
timber is allowed to remain on the
ground for the purposa of protecting
the very young pimento plants.
At the end of two yeprs the la id ia
thoroughly cleared,and only the nost
vigorous pimento trees and plant i aro
left standing. The plants come to
maturity in about seven years.
In favorable eeasons the pimento
cop is enormous, a single tree often
fielding a hundred or more pounds of
the dried 6pice. The berries are
picked while green, because if left on
the tree till ripe they lose their pun
gent taste and are valueless. The
green berries are exposed to the sun
for a week or ten days, when they lose
their green color and turn a reddish
brown. When perfectly dry they are
put in bags and casks for exportation.
Tho odor and tho taste of the pi
mento berries are thought to resemble
a combination of those of cinnamon,
nutmeg and clovo3-hence the famil
iar name "allspice"-Philadelphia
Thc First Money.
It is difficult to realize that prior to
B. C. 700 there were no true coins,
that ingots or buttons of gold and sil
ver were weighed at every mercantile
transaction. The Lydians of Asia
Minor are credited with having been
tho first to cast and stamp with an of
ficial devico small oval gold ingots of
definite fixed weight, an invention
strangely delayed, but of inestimable
importance to industry and commerce.
A coin ha3 been described as "a piece
of metal of fixed woight, stamped by
authority of government, and em
ployed as a medium of exchange."
Medals, though struck by authority,
are only historical records and haye
no currency value.
Tho bright, far-flashing intellect of
Greece saw the import of the Lydian
invention and adopted it quickly, and
every Greek State, nearly every city,
island and colony, established a mint,
generally at some one of the groat
temples, for all early coin types are
religious in character. They bear
symbols of somo god as a pledge of
good faith. The offerings, tithes and
rents of tho worshipers were coined
and circulated as money. Temples
thus became both mints and banks.
Our word "money" is said to have
been derived from the Roman shrine
of Juno "Moneta" the earliest Latin
The first shape of these carly coins
was that of an enlarged coffeeberry,
punched on tho rounded side with
official letters, or sinkings, as they aro
called.-Good Words. \
The flne3t pineapple cloth comes
from the Philippines, but very good
tissues are turned out wherever there
are Malays, and of late year jy Mon
golians and other communities. Thc
thread is obtained from the pineapple
leaves in some curious way which sep
arates the fine filament from all the
other vegetablo tissues. It is then
partially dried and bleached in the
sun, and is then carded and spun.
After its spinning and before it is
thoroughly dry, it is woven on tho
old-fashioned loom?, which are busy
to-day in Asia, The teohnicai skill
possessed by tho spinners and weavers
is truly admirable. Men are too
clumsy for tho work, and women havo
a practical monopoly of it, but even
among them there aro many whoso
eyes and fingers r.rd liol truite delicato
enough to distinguish between tho
thickness of one thread and another.
The weaving is done within doors and
usually in a Malay house, who?o bam
boo framewark, walls made of leaves
and heavy thatohed roof, keep the in
terior quite dusty and damp. When
produced the cloth is plain in color or
else made according to Malay tastes.
The finest quality of cloth is so fine a%
to bo practically translucent, and
some tissues which wore worth moro
than their weight in silver would
stand successfully the test of the In
dian rajah, who would accept no cloth
unless ho could draw the wholo roll
through his signet ring.-Atlanta
Fun of Fabulons Cost.
There are some almost pricoless fm
doaks in existence, mo3t of them be
longing to members of the Russian no
bility. Mrs. John Mackay has a sabio
doak valuod nt $15,000, which con
sists of 10,000 small skins. The most
costly wrap of this kind is a fur cloak
sent to the Empress Dagmar on her
coronation. It cost 800,000, and weighs
only sixteen ounces. This was a pres
ent from city of Irkutsk, in Siberiu.
Tho Duchess of Saxe-Coburg inherited
a magnificent cloak from her mother,
the late Empress of Russia. Judie,
tho French actress, hus a sabio cloak
valued at S5000. Other fortunato wo
men in this respect aro the Countess
Potoka, tho Countess Greffulha and
the Duchess of Leuclitenberg? all of
Russia, the land of furs.
When oraps wus burnt to flinders
An' not a rain in sight,
He opened all the windera
An* whistled in the light
Like that 'ud make things bright!
When mortgages wuz girowin'
Like weeds by day and night,
He kep* right on a-hoeln'
An' whistled in the light
Like that 'ud make things bright t
Insowin' time or reapln'
in wrong as well as right,
When Ehaddors como n-creepln',
He whistled for tho light
Liko that 'ud make thiags brlghtl
Somehow ho'd hoar bolls rlngiu'
For all the night an' day,
An' still the birds kop' stngin'
Whon bluo skies turned to groy.
The rocky world away!
-F. L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution.
PITH AND POINT.
A cyclone is like a waiter-it carries
everything before it
A man who is blunt in his ways may
be sharp in his speech.
A heavy man may be very light, es
pecially when he's down.
"These are trying times for mo,"
was what the cook said as she stood
over the lard keg.
The woman question: Now isn't
this a pretty time of night for you to
get home?-Texas Sifter.
Mary-"Oh, I just iive in Reggy's
heart." Alice-"How do you like
living in a flat?"-Washington Times.
Kitty-"Harry won't take no for an
answer." Kate-"How do you know?"
Kitty-"Because I shan't give it to
him."-Odds and Ends.
She-"Everybody says you married
me only for my money," He-"But
I didn't dear. I know you look it,
dear, but I didn't."-Indianopolis
"Why, Mr. Portly, you are all done
up. What's the matter?" "Bicycle."
"Bat you don't ride a wheel-" "No,
but the other fellow docs."-Fliegende
Bubbles-"My wife and I met by
accident. Thrown together by chance,
as it wore." Wheel woman (eagerly)
-"Did you break the bicycle?"
"I knew a fellow who could tame a
tiger with a glance of his eye." "What
became of him?" "He's dead. He
tried it on a bicycle scorcher."
Luoy-"Clara's honeymoon was
completely spoiled." Alice-"How?"
Lucy-"The papers containing the
account of the wedding did not reach
her."-Brooklyn Life. %
"Ez long ez dey's got plenty er
campaign buttons," said Uncle Eben,
"some men doan' seem ter car3 whed
der dey hab any s'pe nd er buttons er
not. "-Washington Star.
"Everything is easy after you once
learn to ride a wheel." "Yes ; you're
so badly smashed up in the effort that
you can stand anything then,"-Phil
adelphia North American.
Mr. Sparks-"Sir, I love your
daughter so that I cannot livo without
her." Old Gruffy-"Good? Then go
away somewhere and die. There's
another load off my mind."-Cleve
land Leader. ?
Spirit (at Lily Dale seance)-"Don't
you know me? Pm the spirit of your
mother-in. law. " Investigator-"You
can't fool mo. My mother-in-law al
ways brought her trunk with her.
Hospital Physician (with a view to
diagnosis)-"What do you drink?"
New Patient (cheering up at the pro*
posai)-"Ob, sir!-thank yon, sir -
whatever you-I loavo that to yon,
For ages the English and French
controlled the manufacture of hair
pins, and it is only within the last
twenty years that the goods have been
produced in other countries to any ex
tent. The mao hinery use i is of a del
icate and intricate character, aa the
prices at which the pins are sold ne
cessitate the cheapest and most rapid
process, which can only be secured by
automatio machines, says Pearson's
The wire is made expressly for tho
purpose and put up in largo coils,
which are placed in a clamp, and so
carried to the machine while being
straightened. This machine cuts,
bends, and, by a delicate instantan
eous process, sharpens the points.
Bunning at full speed it will turn oat
120 hairpins every minute. To econ
omize, it is necessary to keep the en
gines going day and night.
The difficult part of the work is in
the enameling, which is done by dip
ping tho pins in a preparation and
baking in an oven. It is here that the
most constant and careful attention is
required, as tho pins must be abso
lutely smooth and the enamel have a
perfect polish. The slightest parti
cles of dust cause imperfections and
Some 155 liQrn bc?ks have been un
earthed, of which thero aro three in
the British Museum and eleven in tho
South Kensington Museum. The horn
book was a small alphabet book, or
board of oak, of various dimensions,
on which were printed the alphabet,
nine digits and sometimes the Lord's
Prayer. It had a handle and a thin
sheet of. horn in front to keep it from
soiling, and the back was sometimes
ornamented with a rude sketch of St.
George and the dragon. A nairow
frame or border ot brass kept the horn
in position on the board. An alphabet
tablet came to bo known as a horn
book whether proteoted by horn or
not. The earliest record of horn
books occurs about 1450. They well
nigh disappeared at the end of the
eighteenth century, although there
are still persons living who have used
For tho Matrimonial Market.
It is proposed to send 40,000 un
married women from Eastern Canada
to British Columbia, for the purpose
of supplying the demand for wives.
The same thing was done once by
Franco for the benefit of the prepon
derant bachelors of Eastern Canada,
and the results were entirely satis
factory. _ _
A Royal Priest,
Prince Mas, the nephew of King
Albert of Saxony, who was recently
consecrated to the Roman Catholio
priesthood, after officially renouncing
the right to the succession as a Prince
of the royal house, will begin his
ecclesiastical career ia England.
ALMOST ? MIRACLE;
THE RESTORATION TO HEALTH OF ?
Worn Oat by Exposure and Broken Donna
In Health He WM In Misery.for
Months-Ii Now a Well sad
Happy Man-Bead the
From the News, Clarksburg, W. Va.
Ia the interest of common humanity, your
reporter hos the honor to send you an inter
esting and profitable Interview had with one
ot Harrison County's mest highly oeteomol
citizens) concerning hts narrow and miracul
ous escapo from death. The person ref errol
to ls Jktr. Fioyd ft Barnett, of jarvlsville,
West Virginia, who ls welt known through^
D?t Harrison County add Othor sections Of
Mr. Barnett's narrative is as follows: "1
Jive at JarvisvHle, West Virginia, was born
and raised there, and am thirty-nine years
of ago. I am a farmer by occupation, and
the exposure and hardships Incident to this
life flnully overcame a strong constitution,
and in the month of May, 1894,1 was seized
with what tho medical fraternity pronounced
"The disease was first felt In the h'p an I
soon b 'carno severely painful. Within it
short time the whole lower extremity was
affected and became terribly swollen, and at
times tho pain which was almost unbearable
extended un into th3 shoulder. I consulted
tho best physicians and specialists in the
country, some of whom treated mo some
time, but to no successful purpose. I used
various patent medicines and liniments of
wido recommendation, but none of them
gave relief. I worried along this way for
some months, being unable to work nnd at
times unable to move. I became restless nt
night and could not sleep. The disease
seemed to affect my heart and it was utterly
Impossible to lie on my left side on account
of thu seriousness of the palo at the heart.
"My condition seemed a hopeless ono and
I was much discouraged, whoa by chance I
happened to road an account In thu Wheel
ing Independent of tho wonderful cure of a
n -rson afflicted like myself, that Dr. Wili
Inms' Pink Pills had effected. This was some
timo in tho month of December. I immedi
ately procured a box and bogan to use them.
A change commenced at once.
"I continued to take the pills until I felt
entirely cured. To-day I nm a well and
sound man. Toe pills not only cured my
rheumatism, but drove that troublesome
pain from my heart as well. For more than
a year now I have not been troubled in tho
slightest with either malady, or any other
for that matter. I am a strong man and
perform as much manual labor as any far
Mr. Barnett is a man highly respected foi
veracity. His statements are corroborated
by his neighbors and his recovery is ascribed
to the use of Dr. Williams'Pills. As ho talked
to your reporter, he showed every sign of
being a man in excellent health and only too -
Riad to toll the simple story of how his lifo
was saved by the nso of the pills.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a con
densed form, all tho elements necessary to
?ive new life and richness to the blood and
pastora shattered noms. They are an un
failing spociflo for such diseases os locomotor
ataxia, partial paralysis, 8L Vitus' dance,
sciatica, nouralgia, rheumatism, nervous
headache, tho after effect of la grippe, palpi
tation of tho heart, pole and sallow com
plexions, all forms of weakness either in
mole or female. Pink Pills are sold by alt
dealers, or will bo sent post poid ou receipt
ot price, 50 cents a box. or sl.v boxes for
?2.50, by addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine
ComDnny. Schenectady. N. Y.
Flowers should always be placed in
water as soon as possible after being
picked; when received bj post in a
somewhat wilted condition an immedi
ate plunge into hot water with a little
sal volatile will accomplish wonders in
the way of reviving them.
Lilac laburnum and aztdeas require
to have a piece of bark stripped up
and left hanging, and this, with the
addition of a few leaves in tho water,
will often keep them in quito a fresh
condition for Weeks.
The bouquet which yon have carried
daring an evening will be sure to re
vive if you spray it well with water
and pat it under a bell glass; and if
yon wish to wear flowers in your hair
or on your corsage, they may be made
to retain their freshness for an entire
evening by patting a bit of wax over
PBOvinKsez, R. I.
S/n. J. T. SnuPTuiNir, Savannah. Ga.
Dear Sir:-"Please erad half-a-dozen boxc?
of your TETTERINE, C. < ?. D. 1 his makes i li
ana one half dozen I hove ordered from >ou.
Fome I have ukcd myself, thc rema'nder Irii
tributcd among friends requiring :t. Jt 1 ai
effected a care in every caso where tried. .
Some of them have been doctoring with our
best physician', both here and in Boston, lor
yr '.rs w.thnut any benefit. Some paid ?t could
Dot he cured, as it. was inherited, but ono box
of TETTEUINE effected a complete cure. I
??hall always keep a Mjpply on han I. as I know
myself what lt b worth. Gratefully yours,"
P. O. HANLON.
Filver Springs Bleaching Co.
1 box by mnll for 00>. in ntamt??.
A look is very often a good reproof to those
who boast in their ev.l ways.
FITSstopped free and permanently cured. Ko
fits after first day's use of DR. ELIOT'S GUE AT
N ERVE RESTORER. Free $2trial bottieand treat
h ;e. Send to Dr. Kline. 031 Arch St.. Phi la.. Pa.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing' syrup for culldreu
teething, softens the gums, red oxes intlamm *
i ion. al lav h ?iain.cures wind coll?:. a nort I?.
With a oetter understanding of tho
transient nature of the many phys
ical ills which vanish before proper ef
forts-gentle efforts-pleasant efforts
rightly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge that so many forms of
sickness are not dne to any actual dis
ease, brit simply to a constipated condi
tion of the system, which thc pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt
ly removes. That is why it is the only
remedy with millions of iamilies, 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 iuternul
cleanliness, without debilitating the
organ? ni which it nets. I tis therefore)
all important, in order to get its bene
ficial effects, to noto when you pur
chase, that you have the genuine article,
which is manufactured by thc California
Fig S3TUP Co. only, and sold by all rep
If in the enjoyment of 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 satisfaction.
Is interesting, especially when it t'A.Vz
all about the NEW FRUITS os well
as the old ones, and offeri all at very low
prices. It's Free. Send for lt. Address
W. D. BEATIE, Atlanta, Ca.
We can cure yon without lt. If you have
the PILES use Planter's Pile Ointment.
We guarantee to give instant and
permanent relief. Send five two
cent htamps to cover postago and
we will mail FREE package. Ad
dress Dept. A.
New Spencer Medicine Co., '
ind WHISKY habits cured. Book 1 tnt
GURfcS WriEflE ALL ELSE FAILS.
Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good.
In timo. Sold br druggista