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air. M. Kildisobewsky.an electrician
of Odessa, elaims to have discovered
?a improvement in the telephone by
(he nao of which di>tnnoe baa no effect
upon the hearing. IQ IQ experiment be
tween Moscow and Itostoff, a distance
of about 800 milos, talking, music and
pinging were heard with perfect dis
tinct nee?. For the purpose of this ex
periment an ordinary telegraph wire
was used. Mr. Kildisohewsky will go
to London to experiment his improve
ment on the Atlantic cables between
London and New York.
Raps For "pirlta.
Duknne-I ?aw Sokev order a drink
yesterday. He merely rapped on the
bar and the barkeeper served him
without soy delay.
Gas well-That's a way he has, you
V Does he always rap when he orders
" Only whon he wants whisky. They
?re spirit raps, yon know."-Pittsburg
Didn't Know It Was Loaded.
"Mosooroher-My baby has had the
u-iod jcolo:o for two days.
*M kief ace- W bat caused the trouble?
McScorcber-The poor kid tried to
mt its teeth on my pneumatic tie.-*
A fe*ael??ft Clarea
rathat of dyspepV-a. Few rr tn odie? do mor?
l?en palliate this obstinate com pud at. Try
I listel br's Stomach Bitter-, ItoWaver-, ?nd
"?.??ii will'Und that it ia conquerable ?lonir
vrIXh itu symptoms heartburn^ natntenre,
hi-rmu-n-sj, and lo-sot flesh and vigor. Bil
iousness and constipation frequently accom
pany it. Tace. be*l<lej malarial, rheumatic
ami k!dn<y cornplaUt?, are abo subduablo
?ri h the Bitten.
Hie map %ent to the penitentiary has con
victions or his own.
'bobbins' Flouting-Borax Soap contains all tb?
%o?d properties of Dot bias* Electric, combined
wit i thrsiof the beatfloathvr soap. No chapped
band? where thia BOBP is awl. 8ara? pr ire M adul
terated soaps without Bom. Bed wrapper.
No man who chews tobacco ran have a "sil
Jun try a 10c, box of Ca enrols the finest
liver ami l">wel recu'ator ever made.
FITS nt op, .?d free and permanently cured. Ho
AU after Brat day's aaa of Dn. K LI it s's Ossa*
NaavB Rastoswst. Frre S3 trUl bottle and treat
las. Koo?? to Dr. Kiln?. ?1 Arch EU Phlla.. Pa.
Pl m's Cnre for Consumption la an A No. 1
AM im?, medicino.-W. R. WILLIAMS. An
tioch, I Hr... April ll. ISM.
Catarrh cannot ba cared by tocal apo?i -a
ttoos. It ht a const I tut too al dtseaan, and re
quires it constitutional remedy like Hood's
Sarna parilla, which, working tnroajrh the
blood, er*Ucatee the Im parity which eaus <fl
sad promotes the dfeo ?se, and soon offsets a
permanent en re. At the some time Hood's
Sarsaparilla builds np the whole system and
makes Tva feel ron owed In strength.
ll the best-in fact th? One "fra* Blood Purifier,
Hood's Pilli ^/?TtoSeVatrU0
Modern ??5ewlng Circle."
The "sewing bee" has been revived
in a somewhat modernized form in the
"dolly luncheon." All the guests at
one of these functions are provided
with . sanare of stamped linen and
tt e Bilks to embroider it and arc set to
w irk. After sa hour's stitching the
hostess collects the work, a committee
judges bf it? merits, pr i ros are awarded
and the luncheon proceed*, the wise
giver of the feast having received more
or less valuable addition to her linen.
No Sense in lt.
Farmer Oatcake-Mandy, every fel
ler's bound to be worked np over the
political situation this year.
Mrr. Oatcake-Mebbe, Silas, but as
it only takes you a few minutes to vote,
I don't jnst see tba sense o' talkin'
about it for three months ahead I
Might Have Mou reed Together.
Office Boy-I would liketo go to my
grandmother's funeral this afternoon.
Employer-If Basie were going to
pitch I'd go myself.-Town Topics.
HER HAPPY DAT.
A CHARMING STORY OF MEDICINE
Two Open Lotter? From a Chicago Girl
-How Happiness Came to Her
Among the tens of thousands of
wemen who apply to Mrs. Pinkham for
advice and are cured, aro many who
wish thc facts in
their cases made
public, but do not
give permission tc
names for reasons
as obvious as in
and no name is
Jp th or itv; this
is a bond of
My dear Mrs.
. Pinkham r
A friend of
' ma to write
she says: "you
did her so much good."
, I ara desperate. Am nine
teen years of age, tall, and
weighed 138 ponnds a year ago. I am now
? mere skeleton. Frort your little book I
think my trouble is profuse menstruation.
My symptoms are *"*'./. etc. ?
Our doctor (ray uncle) tells father that I am
in consumption, and wants to take rae to
Florida. Please help me! Tell me what to do,
and tell rae quickly. I am engaged to be mar
ried in September. Shall I live to see the
day? a . . . LUCY E.W.
Chicago, June 16U1, '95.
My dear Mrs. Pinkham*
This is a happy day. I am well and gair ing
weight daily, but shall continue the treatment
and Vegetable Compound during the summer,
a.? you suggest. Uncle knows nothing about
what you have done for me, because it would
make things very unpleasant in the family. I
would like to give you a testimonial to publish,
but father would not allow it . . * . I
shall be married In September, and as we go
to Boston, will call upon you. . How can I
prove my gratitude? ?ese
LUCY E. W.
Just such cases as the above leak out
in women's circles, and that is why the
confidence of the women of America is
beste. >ved upon Mrs. Tinkham. -
Why are not physicians more candid
with women when suffering from such
Women want the truth, and if they
cinuot get it from their doctor, will
ai?ek it elsewhere.
BS HELKN FOI
fn, they ore determiner!
not to like mo," said
Octavia Dnroll? with
leers of mortised pride
sparkling in her eyes
as hhs laid dowd the
frigid letter th? had
be?n reading. "And
lt is erneily hard for me to be forced
to meet them without Sigismund's
presence to sustain and nphold me. I
know jnst how it will be. My mother
in-law will look coldly and critically
dpon everything I do ; my stepdaugh
ter wilH fancy me a tyrant, and steol
herself against me as it I were an in
quisitor. Home ?ill bs a dungeon
und life a burden 1 Ob, I wish-I al
most wish," she added, correcting her
self, with the shy smile of happy wife
hood-"that I had never married.
But, after all, what nonsense that is,
when Sigismond is so good, so noble,
so Worthy of a wife's devotion I"
Mrs. Durell was on her way home
from India, and, seated in tho cooli
marble-paved apartment at Gibraltar,
from whence the Peninsula and Ori
ental steamship was to sail the next
day, she watched the palm leavos sway*
log in the breeze, the flutter of the
gay green and whit) awnings, and the
turbaned Eastern servants passing to
and fro with trays of black coffee,
delicately flavored ioes, moulded to
imitate ?ipiles, oranges and pomegran
ates, with absent, unseeing eyes.
Never before had she been parted
from her husband, who was American
Consol at ono of the Oriental ports,
j but a sudden call bad arisen for his
i presence many hundred miles back in
tba mountain country-a wilderness
to whioh it was impossible tb at he
could take bis delicate young wife.
"There is no telling how long I may
bo detained among those semi-savages,
Octy/' he had said to his wife, "and I
can neither take you nor leave you.
Go homo to my mother and mako
friends with little Eudora. It is pos
sible that I may follow you in a few
months, if all goos well. But, at di
events, 1 shall feel safer if you are on
American soil. Benson, your mnid,
is an accustomed traveler, and Leon
ard, who commands the PaciBoa, is
my old iirieod, so that yon will looa no
"But. Sigismund," cried Mrs. Da
rell, with a countenance of ludicrous
dismay, "a-mother-in-law I and a
stepdaughter I To be compollcd to
confront them, all by myself I"
"My dear little goose I" said the
consult laughing. "Now yon are
frightened at mere shadows. "My
mother in the dearest old Ir.dy In the
world, ai id Dora is a darling.
"Couldn't I stay with you?" plead
ed the yoong wife, clinging to fits arm.
.Td rather be murdered bf the na
tives, or die of coolers down on the
plains, than go book to America all by
"Nonsense 1 nonsense! nonsensef"
cheerily cried ont Mr. Darell.
And so the matter had been settled.
And Octavia was thns far on her tedious
voyage borne, whon, crossing the
chequered pavement without, a slight,
graet.-fui figure glided by, with float
ing 1 ice scarf and deeply-fringed, red
"IVs Janie Weldon 1" cried Octavia,
springing np and ruining out to inter
cept the movements of the beautiful
"Why,"criod Miss Weldon, in in
finite surprise, "lt is Octavia Olcott 1
And here, on the heights of Gibraltar I
Of all places, who would have dreamed
of meeting you here?"
"I am going to America," said Oc
?.So om L" said Miss Weldon.
"Bot my name isn't Oloott any
longer," said the young wife, laugh
ing and blushing. "I am Mrs. Sigis
"Then," said Miss Weldon, with her
eves growing larger and more brilliant
than ever, "yon are the daughter-in
law of Mrs. Alkraond Darell, the very
lady I am going to visit. Do tell me
about ber. Is she nice? Is sho lively?
Octavia barst oat laughing.
"I never saw her in my lifo," said
"Neither did I," said Miss Weldon.
"Bat she has invited me to visit her
because my Aunt Barbara was an old
frienc of hers. And you really have
married the charming yoong consul
widower? My darling, 1 congratulate
"I was a governess at Calcutta," said
Octavia blushing and looking exceed
ingly pretty. "And-"
"I see how it wafs" nodded Miss
Weldon, who had been Octavia's
schoolmate long ago. "Love at first
sight-and I don't blame him, when I
see bow pretty you have grown. And
I suppose dear old Mrs. Durell is de
lighted to have you ?*'
"She isn't delighted at all," said
Octavia, soiemnly. "She hos written
me a letter as cold as ice, regretting
that her son should have married
again so precipitately (just as if hi?
first wife hadn't been dead five years)
-boping that wethonld be congenial,
but fearing very muoh that I should
find the quiet and solitudo of Darell
Conrt too dull for my taste?."
"But that's horrid 1" said Miss Wel
don. "Not in the least like the letter
F he wrote me. Wait a minute -1 have
it here in my pocket."
HU And, with a heart thrilled by a feel
ing somewhat akin to envy, Mrs.
Darell read the affectionate, almost
motherly epistle, which invited-Miss
Weldon, for her aunt's sake, to make
Durell Court her home for KS long a
period as she pleased, assuring hor of
the warmest welcome and love.
Octa via's eyes filled with tears.
"Why couldn't she have written
such a letter to me?" she exclaimed.
"?ecsufe, my dear, yon" are her
daughter-in-law," Miss Weldon phil
osophically answered. "No woman
can welcome the girl who hos stolen
away her son's heart, lt isn't in human
Octavia was silent for a minute;
Iben she exolaimod, suddenly :
"Janie, I've an inspiration-a posi
tive inspiration 1 Let me go I And
you keep away for a littlo while 1"
"Go where? Keep away from
whom? 'said Miss Weldon, in amaze
innot ; and then with brightening
eyes, she added: "Oh, I eoe? Oc
tavia, yon are a gen ios i Gome hero
and sit by mc, and we'll arrange it
The golde? ?otdmd tim? liad como,
a?d tho woo du around Darell Court
were wearing their bright cet dyes.
Little Eudora had skipped around
nil day, gathering the sweetest roses,
arranging violets in saucers of Dres
den china, adding now beauties to the
suite of apartments whioh had been
prepared for Miss Weldon, the only
child of "grandmamma's dearest
"For we must enjoy her socioty all
we ran before my odions stepmother
comes," said Eudora, all unconscious
that she was in the least degree un
Poor child! she only echoed tho
chime of popular opinion, after all.
And when grandmamma's pony
phaeton came bank from the trein
with the tall, lovely lady In black, Eu
dora flew into her arms with all a
child's innocent enthusiasm.
"Stand off a little, and let me look
at you," said the child, joyottsly,
pushing back hor jet ty carls-ah, so
like Sigismund's that Octavia's heart
thrilled within her 1 "Oh, you are ex
actly like what I pi stared yoa in my
mind I And we aro going to be BO
happy together-yon and 2, and
grandmamma-antil-^ttntil my step
Octavia looked wistfully at her.
"Dear Eudora!'* she said, .impul
sively-) "I love yott a ready. Promise
me that yon Will love mo I"
The warm hearted little girl covered
her cheeks, brow ar. d lips with kisses.
..Dear Miss Weldon," said sae, "I
pfomise you a thoo sr.nd times over."
And Mrs. Darell led tho gaest smil
ingly to her room.
"My darling," said she, "I want
you to be very happy here. For yod
are filling a plaoe in oar hearts that
has long boen vacant-my daughter's
"But Mrs. Sigismund Darell?"
suggested tho curunger, coloring
The ohl lady made a gestare of dis
"I catt never love her !" she ottered,
"But me-you will be kind to me?"
"My dear Janie, you are like my
own child already;" lovingly spoke
the old lady.
And Mrs. Darell never suspected
the rain of bitter kars whioh poor
Octavia Bhcd when she was at lost left
"Bat I will make them love me 1'
ehe thought; "and when once their
affection tis thoroughly mine, I will
not let them withdraw it from me,
merely because I am Octavia Darell
instead of Janie Weldon !"
And this beautiful young impostor
had not been a week in the house be
fore she had won all hearts. She was
grandma's darling, Ead ora's confidant,
the pet and sunshine of the house.
And ob, how her heart beat when
Mrs. Darell looked at her tenderly
one evening, and said, with a kiss :
"Dear little Janie, I was thinking
how many thousand dollars I would
give if Sigismond's wife were like
Octavia tamed irst red, then white.
"Mrs. Darell," she said, hurriedly,
"if I wero Sigismund's wife-"
And just then a bevy of guests wero
shown in, and the words of confession
were ohecked on Octavia's lips.
Bat the secret betrayed itself at
last, as secrets will always do.
It was a rosy December sunset, tho
snowy fields all dyed with carmine,
tho hage fire of mossy loga crackling
in the tiled fire-place of Darell Court.
Tho old lady was serenely dozing in
the blaze, and Eudora was helping
her gaest to arrange roses, freeh gath
ered from the green-houses, in antique
majolica vases, when the door sudden
ly opened, and a tall, well-moulded
figure strode in.
"Well, mother! Well, Eodora-"
Tho old lady started tip with a ory.
Eodora looked with dilated, wonder
ing eyes; bat first and swiftest of
them all Octavia was in her husband's
"Sigismund !" she cried, hysteric
ally. "Oh, Sigismund !"
Old Mrs. Durell recovered herself
with an effort, and lookod on in
"Sigismund, " said she, "I did not
know that this lady-"
"This lady, mother," he answered,
brightly, "is the sweetest and dearest
little lady in all tho world to me-my
And Ootavia hid her face on her
"Dear MrB. Durell," she whiaporod,
"forgive me for stealing your heart
by strategy, for, indeed, 1 despaired
of ever winning it in any other war.
Janie Weldon told me that I might
borrow her personality. She, too, is
coming after New Yeor'e."
"I'm sure," said Mrs. Durell, ner
vously whipping her spectacle glasses,
"I don't know what to say I"
"Say *1 forgive you,' " said Octavia ;
"and say also, M love yon, daughter!'"
"I love yon, dear little daughter,"
said the old lady, falteringly. "And
as for forgiving-why, I nm not certain
bat that I need forgiveness the most
While little Eudora dang clojoly to
the young wife's side.
"I don't care whether you are my
step-mother or not," *he said. "I love
you, and I shall always oall yon
mamma, now !"
And then the happy, excited little
group gathered around the Are, and
explanations followed nil around.
Ootavia had to recount hor little
plot, so often nearly betrayed by the
fullness of her own heart. * Sigismond
had to relate the combination of
circumstances by which he had ob
tained a year's leave of absence from
his Eastern consulate, and managed to
take them hy surprise ; and a moro
joyfal little household was nowhere to
"I was beginning to wonder win
Mrs. Durell, junior, did not come,"
said tho old lady, with a smMc.
"And I eras dreading it, terribly,"
said Eudora, with a pretty little mon*,
"and all the time tho mischievous
darliug was io cor very midst,"
And that Very evening Octavio, Bah
!own and wrote to Janie Weldon what
i o?ccess her plot had proved.-Satur*
lay Night _
WOBDS Ot WISDOJt
Fam?, if hot double-foced, is doublo
The cheapest of lawyers-keeping
one's own counsel.
Words are wise meu'd counters, hat
the money of fools.
Whon does a man have to keen his
work? When no ono else will take it.
If life, like tho olivo, is a bitter
fruit, thoa grasp both with tho press,
and thoy will afford the sweetest oil.
Some men remind one of a toy bal
loon} if they were prioked with a pin
there would be nothing left of them.
There ls always hope for a man that
actually and earnestly works. In
idleness alone thero is perpetual de
Money is only thus far a standard
of value ; that whioh it can measure is
perishable, that whioh it cannot is im
Oho gd od mother is worth a hun
dron school masters. In the homo sho
is a loadstone to all hearts and a load
star to all oyes.
lt is no usc to attract attention un
less you can hold it. Very nilly
things often attract temporary atten
tion, to nobody's pro&t.
Never hold any ono by the button
or the hand in order to be heard out ;
for if people aro unwilling to heat
you, you had bettor hold your tongue
Time is, indeed, tho'theatre and
sea of illusion ; nothing ii so ductile
and elastic. The mind stretches an
hour to a century, and dwarfs au age
to cn hour.
The cares whioh oro tho keys of
?riches, hang often so heavily at the
rich man's girdle, and they olag him
with weary days and restless nights,
when others sleep quietly,-The.
A Wellspring of Foison.
Mendocino County is noted for the
many strange springs within its bor
ders? They are of almost limitless var
iety, and a number of them are ol
kinds not to be found in other parts
of the world. The greater number of
these springs throw off water that has
medioinal qualities, but there is one
that has tho power of causing almost
instant death to any creature that
This strange spring is on what is
known as the McNab Ranch, not ?for
from Hoplaud. lt is located in a fiat
pieco of pasture lund about a mile
from a range of foothills lying te the
There is no difficulty to toll this
spring when ono oomes to it. As cat
tle had a habit of taking their Inst
drinks out of it, a fence was put
around it, whioh, of course, compels
them to go elsewhere for water. But
tho fenco cannot keep out everything,
and as a consequence the spring is al
ways sui rounded by tho dead bodies
of beasts, birds and insects.
Tho appearance of the spring is
radically different from tho dozens of
others in the vicinity. It comes from
the ground into a hole about three
feet in diameter. The soil around it
is of olay oolor, but there is not a sign
of vegetation for at least twenty-five
feet in any direction/ Nothing will
grow in the water. This has Leon
tried by planting mosses and other
plants that grow along streams, but
thoy all diod in a short time. When
the water comes from the ground it is
in an effervescent condition, but loses
this quality before it has run over the
surface a dozen icot and disappeared
in a gravel pit.
On approaching this spring from
any direction au unpleasant smell
strikes tho nostrils. This is caused by
the decomposing bodies of tho numer
ous dead creatures around it. There
are birds of all kinds, rabbits and
squirrels and millions of insects. Oc
casionally a ooyote is found. Tho
effect of tho water is most rapid.
Birds have been seen to drink it and
in lesa than ton'seoonds fell over dead.
Babbits seem to havo timo to crawl a
few feet from the spring before they
die. But none of tue dead creatures
are ever found more than fifty foot
away.-San Francisco Call.
Astor's $5,000,000 Hotel.
William Waldorf Abtor his $3,000,
000 invested in tho Waldorf Hotel,
and has never been under its roof but
once, only to visit a friend who hap
pened to be staying thero. He drovo
up to tho lad cs' entrance, walked
through the hall about fifty feet to an
elevator, got out at the fifth floor,
went to Mr. Kissam's room, remained
half an hour or moro, rode down the
elevator, walked to his carriage with
out looking to the right hand or the
left, and drovo away.
*Ho has been in New York eeveral
times since his hotel was completed,
but this is tho only time he has ever
entered the doors. Whether his in
difference is a freak or an affection no
one seems to know. The managers of
his business, who aro old family
friends and occupied a similar rela
tion with his father, submitted to him
tho plans of arohiteotaro before con
struction was begun and they were
approved by him, and ho, of course,
j advised as to all that relates to the
property. But he never goes there.
A friend suggests that his peculiarity
may perhaps arise from the fact that
his lato wife took an activo part ?a
planning and particularly in selecting
the decorations of tho house, but one
would suppose that would increaso his
intereet in it.
A special reason for Mr. Astor to
feel an attachment for the Waldorf is
found on the first floor, where the
dining room of his grandfather is
exactly reproduced. When the old
mansion was torn down to moko way
for tho hotol the architects carefully
removed the decorations from the
walls of tho original dining room, tlx
old-fashioned marquotry floor was taker,
up, the mantel, sideboards, windon
frames and doors, the fireplace, chan
deliers, and, in fact, all the finishings,
and furnishings, which are of black
walnut, haudsomoly carved, were
Btowed away, and then reset in what
is known as the Astor memorial room,
but William Waldorf never has had
the curiosity to BCO it.-New York
Elephants in England.
It in certain that tho clophaot, thc
rhinoceros, the boar, tho hyena, and
other wild animals wera nt one time
common in England. Several bones
of these animals have been found iu
Kent's Cavern, about a milo from
Carlsbroke Castle, whero Charles I.
was kept a prisoner just before he
was brought to trial, is to bo turno I
into a museum for curiosities an 1 an
tiquities couQOCted with tho Islg o'
A Sldgtag Mo?ise,
A good deal of scepticism prevails
among the ignorant aa to the fact of
thei'e being singing mice bat having
kept snob a songster for four years, I
am in a position to speak with author
ity. She was caught in a coal mine,
was brought np in a "tommy bag" to
the surface, and banded over to me.
thus; commenoed an acquaintance,
which soon ripened into intimacy, and
which was only terminated by her
death. There was no doubt about
her song ; a pretty, bird-like warble,
rising and falling alternately, and of
sufficient power to carry from thc top
to the bottom of the house when all
was quiet. In appearance she was
Just an ordinary house mouse, with
the usual well-groomed coat, the usual
cascade of whiskers, the usual beady
black eyes, and ?Q elegant tapering
tail, like the J o st of her tribe. It was
her song alone which singled her out
from the dumb millions of her fellows,
and this song she poured out almost
without intermission during her wak
ing hours. The speculations of the
learned have been exercised over this
matter, and some have thought that
br on ch i tis j by narrowing the air pas
sages, produces a noisy wheezing,
whioh enthusiastic admirers have dig
nified as a song. Others, with greater
probability, have suggested that every
mouse is a einging mouse, but that on
account of the dullness of our ears we
only hear the bass-voiced vocalists,
while the shriller melodies of the great
majority are unnoticed. Every oue
knows that the squeak of a bat is not
heard by every one, and that ono
party in a conversation on a country
walk may bo almost deafened by a
chorus of bats while the other may
bear nothing of the noise. Certain it
is that dissection reveals nothing ab
normal in the vocal apparatus of the
singing mouse, and doubtless a very
slight difference in the quality of the
vocal cords would result ia a mouse
with a voice sufficiently bass to bring
the sound within tho compass of our
bearing powers.-St. James's Gazette.
Horrors of Modern Prisons.
Tho official belief is that there is lit
tle or no prison-made ir sanity. Pris
on doctors are keen? alive to the
possibility of shamming, and they
hesitate to admit that there is any flaw
in the system for the administration
of whioh they ore so largely responsi
ble. Still the fs.ot remains that the
ratio of insanity in prisons has exact
ly doubled since 1877.
The admitted general increase of
insanity is not sufficient to acoount
for this startling fact. Prison disci
pline is now more mechanical, and
therefore more depresssng. Its very
improvements in this respect "take
the heart out of a man." It is proba
ble that prisoners were far happier is
tho old unreformed prisons, when they
herded together and had companion
ship of a kind.
An expert witness who bad passed
four and twenty years in jail told the
Prison Committee some startling things
from the conviot's point of view. The
rules, he said, are too minute for ha
man observance, and some minds are
totally unable to bear the strain of
them. A man may be reported for
knocking something over in his cell,
though it may be by pure accident.
The name for this offence is "unneces
sary noise." As the. poor wr?tohos
walk their weary round in tho exeicise
yard, ono may fall ont of step md
thus throw the others out. The first
offender or the last-any one, in fact,
on whom tho warder's eye happens to
fall-is liable to punishment for this
In this way tho conviot gradually
acquires an expression that never
leaves him-tho ronnd-the-oorner
glance of a being who dreads a tyrant
on tho pounce. Wo wanta now How
ard if the system is only half as bad as
it is said to be by those who have brit
reason to know.-London News.
Tho Wliile House Doll House.
"The doll play house has long been
without an occupant," remarked one
of the attaches of the Extoutive
Mansion, in speaking of the doll house
which has bcon stored nuder tho east
ern portico of the White House for a
number of years. "This play house
was given to Nellie Arkhur, and was
much used by hor and her girl friends.
It was nicely furnished. One of tho
two rooms was furnished as a kitchen
and dining room, and the other as a
combination sitting room and parlor.
Nellie Arthur, when she first came to
tho White House, was of the doll age,
bet before abe was bere long abe grew
out of it, and the doll house was de
serted. lt has had no occupant since,
and is not likely to havo any for somo
"Only two children can got in the
house at the same time. There have
been a number of applicants for the
house, but evory ono has hesitated to
do anything about it. Of course,
Nellie Arthur or any one authorized
by her could got the house by simply
sending for it, for it is her private
property, and though it has been stored
under the east portico, the Govern
ment has no control over it. Nellie
Arthur has children of her own now,
and she miy send for it some day for
them. For the children, and especially
the girls of doll uge, it is tho mo?t in
teresting thing about tho White
House. "-Washington Star.
An English Bootu.
The New World is not the only
place where mushroom towna spring
up. In England several considerable
cities have been created by new rail
Of these Crewe is perhaps the most
notable. Fifty yeats ago it was an
insignificant and nnprogrossive village
with about n couple of hundred in
habitants. To-day it is an important
and thriving town with a population
of some thirty thousand. What may
fairly bo called its creation was en
tirely due to the London and North
western Bailway Company, whoso
works cover about thirty acres and
employ from seven to eight thousand
Another remarkable instance is that
of Barry, in Glamorganshire. As late
as 1866 it was the habitation of a few
fisher families numbering some fifty
souls. The construction of a railway
and dock was then commenced for the
purpose of tho conveyance and ship
ment of coal from tho Rhondda Valley.
Barry is now a town of 25,000 inhabi
tants, with municipal gas and water
works, and all modern improvements.
-New York Journal.
One doy lately tho Transvaal Raai
debated certain memorials from Kni
ersdorp, requesting the Raad to pass
an act to prevent charges of dynamite
being fired into the clouds for rain.
A. D. Wolmarans denounced the ac
tion of oertan persons at Johannes
burg as invoking the wrath of God.
Mr. Birkenstock oontonded that there
was nothing irreligious in such experi
ments. They were purely soientifio.
When lightning conductors were first
invented the same objection were
raised against their use.
^VITH FAITHFUL HEArVf?
Naught of thy mind I know
j But, for my pert,
thoo do I truly love
j With faithful heart,
2 am thy rory own, ?
Lore, in good sooth;
Ne'er fn thine inmost heart.
Doubt thou my truth?
AU that I have ls thine,
Each power and part
I have surrendered theo
; With faithful heart.
Through all the changing yeo?, *
For overmore, -
Thee will I truly love,
Surre and adore;
For of all ehe to ma
Dearest thoa art,
Th ns have I chosen thoo
With faithful heart.
1'ITH AND POINT/
Many a blessing in disguise ofTecta
ally eludes doteotion.-Pack.
"Here," said the clerk, "is a novel
that would be very suitable-" "What
I'm looking for," said tho new woman
blandly, "is something unsuitable!
"Uncle Hiram, your pumpkins at
the fair are enormous this year.'.'
"Ya'as, I helped 'em along 'th my
darter's new bisickle pump."-Chica
"Ostriches swallow rocks to help
grind their food." "Yes. And poor,
down trodden men grinds his own food
and gives tho rooks to tho landlady."
-Detroit Free Press.
He-"What do you think of young
Jones?" She-"I think if he had
lived ic biblical daysr Balaam's aas
would never have attained such prom'
inence."- Harlem Life.
A minister having walked through a
village churchyard and observed the
indiscriminate praises bestowed upon
the dead, wrote upon the gatepost tho
following: "Here lies the dead and
here the living lie I"-Tit-Bits.
"You Lave been thirty years in the
public service and aro rich and inde
pendent. Tell me, judge, why do you
not retire ona pension?" "Because
if I should do that I would not get my
annual vacation."-Fliegende Bl net
He (telling a hair-breadth adven
ture)-"And in the bright moonlight
we could seo tho dark muzzles of tho
wolves.* She (breathlessly)-"Oh,
how glad you must have been that they
had the muzzles on 1"-Harper's Ba
Not Altogether Hopeless: "I shall
r:ver marry,'' declared Miss Elderly
in a tone meant to be firm. "Don t
nay that," answered her best friend,
Florence. "Women older than you
have had proposals.''-Detroit Free
"O, Mr? Smyth, your newspaper
jokes aro so funny I always road them
twice." And after Smyth had de
parten*, with his bump of self-esteem
considerably extended* she told the
? other girls that she had to do so in or*
der to see the point.-Tozos Siftings,
A Considerate Arrangement : "Now,
professor," said the hostess, "I want
you to have numerous pianissimo
passages in your selections for the
musicale." "You are fond of the sen*
timental, then?" "Not especially.
But my guests will want to hear them*
selves talk once in a while."-?Wadi*
"I am tired to death," doola roc]
Mrs. Younghusband, as she reached
home from town the other evening.
"What's the matter?" asked her hus
band. "Been having baby's portrait
taken. They have a way of taking
them instantaneously now,you know."
"How long were you at it?" "Three
hours and a half."-Tit-Bits.
Historic Powder Horns.
One old soldier, though he left muon,
property, whon making his will dis
posed first of all of that which ho most
prized-his ornamented powder horn.
Every officer and private soldier
carried a powdor horn. Mounted offi
cers and others who carried pistols
used horns smaller than the regular
size, so that they could be placed con*
veniently in the pookot.
Between the years 1755 and 17G0,
about eighteen hundred army horns
wore used in tho English and Ameri
can armies ongaged with tho French,
and probably the same number ex
isted in the American Army during
the Involution. Each horn used in
tho Continental Army was marked
with tho initials or name of the soldier
who carried it. Tho spirit of the times
is shown by tho HOP timen ts engraved
on the horns, and daily road by tho
owner and his companion0, such as
Liberty or Death.
Ia Dnfoncc of Ltborty.
My Llborty I'll havo or my Death,
Liberty, no Slavery.
Death before Dishonor.
Now is thc timo, yo hearts of oak,
Io give our foes a fatal stroke
Horns were last used in tho War
with Mexico ia 1813. After that they
rapidly disappeared. Many weie
shortened tc make them moro oor.
venient for hunting purposes; some
of them wero cleaned, the valnablo
records and engravings upon then
being ecraped oil* and thus lost. -St.
now '?Uncle Sam" ?ot His Ifamo,
The nioknamo, "Unole Sam," as ap
plied to the United States Government,
is said to have originated as follows:
Samuel Wilson, commonly called
"Undo Sam," was a Government in
spector of beef oud pork at Troy, Now
York, about 1812. A contractor, El
bert Anderson, purchased a quantity
of provisions, and the barrels wore
marked "E. A., Anderson's initials,
and "U. S.," for United States. The
latter initials were not familiar to
Wilson's workmen, who inquired
what they meant. A facetious fellow
answered : "I don't know, unless they
moan 'Uncle Sam.' " A vast amount
of property afterward passed through
Wll sou's hands marked in tho same
manner, and he was often joked upon
the extont of his possessions. The
joke spread through all the depart
ments of tho Government, and before
long the United States was popularly
referred to as "Uncle Sam. "-Ladies'
A Snake's Long Journey.
A blacksnake, measuring six and a
half feet in length and five and a half
inches around tho largest part of its
body, was fouud coital around tho
axle of a Baltimore and Ohio South
western boxcar in tho company's yards
at Jeffersonvillo, Ind., the other
morning. Tho snake was iii st seen in
the Cincinuati yards by Conductor
Cole several hour s before, and au ef
fort was then made to kill it, but tho
reptile crawled into a bolo leading to
tho hollow part of tho wheel attached
to tho axle and was lost from view.
Tho snake mado tho trip from Cincin
nati to this city, a distance of 120
milos, and did not soem in the least
disturbed thereby. - CkicagoJChroni
By the will of Mrs. Hicks-Lord,
Maria Miller, her tried and faithfa'
colored servant, gets $100 a week foi
life. What a catch for some dusk*
vonna (-nitor in search of a snlary !
A member of the expeditionary force
on board Dr. Nansen's vessel, the
From, has stated that in the highest
latitude reached by this famous ship,
guillemots, falmans and narwhales were
seen, V t no other organic life.
Only within the last five years have
affective steps been taken to protect
English rivers from misuse to which
they have been subjected since tho era
of mannfaotnring began. In the early
years of this century all the English
me-s were as pnre and as wholesome
as the Dee, at Chester, is today. The
Dee is now England's greatest salmon
Idlers so annoyed the proprietor of
a bicycle repair shop at Hinedale, Mo.,
that he spread a coat of the cement
used in mending tires over his coun
ter, the favorite resting place of weary
caller?, and when a bloomer girl carno
in and plnmped herself down on it,
remaining seated until the repairs to
her wheel were completed, there was
trouble. Sho had to continue sitting
after the wheel was ready until an ap
plication of gaeoline eof tened the glne.
A gentleman from London visiting
Scotland, having heard that a man re
siding in the district where he had
put np had jost completed the 100th
year of his age, and being anxious to
see the centenarian, paid him a visit.
In tho course of conversation tho
Cockney congratulated the old mac on
the healthy appearance he had at his
time of life, "but," says he, "I pre
sume you do not expeot to see the end
of another hundred years?" 'Tm no
very sure aboot that. Yon must mind
I'm a heap stronger the noo than whic
I started wi' the first hnnner," was
the old man's reply.
.'Sammy, what is a centurion?" asked
the Snnday school teacher of Sammy
"A contnrion is a chap that makes a
century run on a bicycle," replied Sam
Hand-He's dead io love with Miso
Passe. It's a case of love at first
Mabel- He =?ust be near-sighted.-~
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(?arch outour own.
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