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- The result of recent analyses show
that the loss of weight suffered by coal
from exposure to the weather is con
siderable. In some caees it reached
33.08 per cent, while the deterioration
in qn<?U?v for purposes of fuel or gas
nial ng roached a still higher ligure.
Y? ? u vins 's an interesting sight juBt
now. Ouu stream of lava flowingdown
from the centre is 100 feet wide and
from 7 to li feet deep, while a hun
dred other smaller streams are run
ning down the cave and a big column
of black smoke rises into the sky.
Photography has lately determined
the depths to which the ann's rays can
penetrate through water, and the re
sult is that at a depth of 553 feet, the
darkness was abont eqnal to an expo
sure on a olear but moonless night.
The exposed plates at this depth gave
no evidenoe of light aotion. '
A curious lake has been found in
the island of Kildine, in the North
sea. It is separated from the ocean
by a narrow strip of land, and contains
salt water under the surface, in which
sponges, codfish and other marine ani
mals flourish. The surface of the
water, however, is perfectly fresh and
supports water creatures.
"Everybody should know that to
eat when tired is to place npon the di
gestive organs a bnrden which they
are wholly nuable to carry," says
Modern Medicine. "When the body
is in a state of fatigue, the digestive
organs are unable to perform their
natural functions; the glands of the
stomach will not form gastrio juice;
the saliva is deficient in quantity, and
the whole digestive apparatus is inca
pable of doing efficient work. When
exhausted one sh on id rest before eat
i ag. If a faint or 'all-gone* sensation
in experienced, relief may be obtained
by drinking a glass of hot water or di
lated frnit juice of some sort."
Yon can read a happy mind In a happy
countenance without much penetration. This
is the sort of countenance that tho quondam
bilious sufferer or dyspeptic relieved by Hos
tetter's Stomach Kilters wears. Yon will
meet many such. The great stomachic and
alterative also provides happiness for the
malarious, the rheumatic, tue weak, and
those troubled with inaction of the kidneys
Tho lobster factories alonz the Maine
roast have closed ofter an unsuccessful sea
When Dobbins' Electric Soap was firs* made
In 1865 it cost 30 cent* a bar. It is vrtcittly
the same ingredients and quality now and rfoetn't
cott hc?J. Buy it of your grocer and preserve your
clothes. If he hasn't lt, bs will get lt.
A horse can live twenty-five days without
solid food, merely drinking water.
WHEN bilious or costive, eat a Casoaret,
candy cathartic, cure guaranteed, 10c., 25c.
How's This? "
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
liall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CnxNsr ic Co., Toledo. O.
We, the undersigned, bavo known t\ J. Che
ney for the last 16 years, and believe him per
fectly honorable in all business transactions
and financially able to carry ont any obliga
tion made by their firm.
Waar Ss Tau AX. Wholesale Druggists, Toledo,
Wauxnai KLNNAN & MA EVIN, Wholesalo
Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure ls taken internally, act
ing directly upon the blood and macons sur
faces of the system. Testimonials sent free.
Price, 76c per f>ot tie. Sola b v al I Druggists.
Hall's Family Pills are the best. >
1 have found Pico's Cure for Consumption
un unfailing medicine.-F. R. Lora, 1305bcott
St., Covington. Ny., Oct. 1. 1894.
CA6CARET8 stimulate liver, kidneys md
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe. Wc.
Ears and noso are all more or less affected
by oitarrb. Tho eyes become Inflamed, red
?nd watery, with dall, heavy pains between
thom; there are roaring, buzzing noises
in the ears, and sometimes the hearing
ls affected; the nose ls a severe sufferer,
with its constant, uncomfortable discharge.
All these disagreeable symptoms may be
removed by the use of
The best-In fact the One True Blood Purifier.
Qlflrifi'e Pilla '?urt? naaa?*. indigestion,
nVUll 9 rlllS biliousness. 25 cent*.
Economy in a New Town.
"Thia hay fever is a peculiar com
plaint," said the stout man next to the
window as he looked around at his
companions on the car seat. "For
half a dozen years or more my wife
has had a regular dos " of it the last
week in August. The only help for
her bas been a hurried journey up to
Mackinaw, or somewhere in the Mich
igan woods. But this year she seems
to have skipped it. I don't know why
it is, bnt I scent a faint theory. 7 -
the last six weeks I have been talking
hard times to her. In fact, it's been
my one ?Tweet song. I've croaked so
constantly that she eonldn't help but
become impressed with the serious
phase of the thing. Well, a day or
two ago I said to her in a half joking
" 'Isn't the hay fever a little over
due or sidetracked, or something?'
" 'My dear,' she solemnly answered,
'after all you've said to me abont econ
omy for the past month or so I really
didn't feel that I could afford to ja ve
"And, by George, she hasn't even
sneezed a sneeze."-Cleveland Plain
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound. It speedily relieves irregu
larity, suppressed or painful men
struations, weakness of the stomach,
indigestion, bloating, leucorrhoea,
womb trouble, flooding, nervous pros
tration, headache, general debility,
etc. Symptoms of Womb Troubles
are dizziness, faintness, extreme lassi
tude, "don't care" and "want-to-be
left-alone" feelings, excitability, irri
tability, nervousness, sleeplessness,
flatulency, melancholy, or the " blues,''
and backache. Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound will correct all
this trouble as sure as the sun
shine;;. That Bearing-down Feeling,
carsing pain, weight, and backache, ia
instantly relie red and permanently
cured by its use. It is wonderful foi
Kidnt r Complaints in either sex.
fEOPLE said I was the
luckiest fellow living,
nnd 1 quite indorsed
their opinioD, for I had
not only entered into
possession of a 'decent
little legacy left me by
roy uncle, but I had
also won the hand and heart cf Ada
Miller, the p-ettiest and most charm
ing young lady in the whole county.
People said her father was immensely
rich, and that she would como in for
a bande?me fortune at his death ; but
what cared I about that? For had I
not sufficient for us both, even if she
were penniless? And did I not love
her with the whole strength of a pure
and disinterested love? 1 cannot be
gin to describe her to you, for the
task is quite beyond me. Suffice it to
say that she was admired by all who
knew ber, and loved by not a few.
The latter circumstances ceased to
disturb me when onco I became her
accepted lover, though before that
time it occasioned me a great deal of
anxiety, find caused me to spend many
a restless night.
Of one lover in particular had I been
jealous, for to my excited and fear
laden imagination he seemed to -pos
sess everything that a young la ly could
desire. He was tall, broad-shoul
dered, handsome, with a pleasing man
ner and faultless dress, aud in ad
dition to all this, he was endowed with
more than an average share of this
He was madly in love with Ada, but
conducted his wooing in a way with
which not even his closest rival could
find fault. Kind, considerate, and
gentlemanly, never obtruding his
presence unnecessarily, ho yet man
aged to pay her considerable attention,
and many an anxious time did I spend,
fearing that bis superior attractions
would put me in :he shade.
Fate, however, decided otherwise,
for when I summoned up courage to
put my forties to the test, Ada shyly
accepted mo, informing me in a most
engaging manner that she had never
loved any one else. You may be sure
that I vt as in ecstasies, and scarcely
knew for the next few mouths whether
I walked upon air or upon solid
Our engagement was to last a year,
at the end of which time our marriage
was to take place.
The time bad almost elapsed, and
nothing had occurred to mat the har
mony of the scene, when, quite unex
pectedly, something happened which
filled me with the deepest horror, and
which causes me to shudder even now
as I recall it.
It has partly to do with my rival,
Horace Bishton, whose existence for
the time I had almost forgotten.
He had received the news of our en
gagement in an apparently calm and
quiet manner, and bis subsequent be
havior had led us to regard him as be
ing more than ordinarily affected by
it, but in tho event I am about to de
scribe, I was enabled to seo bow deep
and tragic tho eff?ct upon him really
The revelation came in this wise.
It wanted but two days to our wed
ding, and I had occasion to go on a
little business connected with it to a
neighboring town, a place some four
mile' <listant from my home. Having
accomplished my errand, and finding
that I had some considerable time to
wait for a train, I resolved to walk
back, so, striking out, I soon left the
town behind me.
It was a fine moonlight night, and as
it promised to continue BO, I deter
mined to take a short cut across the
country, which 1 reckoned would save
a quarter of an hour at the least. The
road would be very lonely, for it was
a path that was seldom used, but that
troubled me little, for my thoughts
were company enough that night.
I had gone somewhero about two
miles when the moon suddenly cloud
ed over, and I was left in comparative
As I know the way, however, I
thought nothing of it, but trudged
cheerfully along, thinkiug only of Ada
and our approaching union. Sudden
ly, and without a moment's warning,
the ground gave way from under my
feet and 1 felt myself falling headlong
down, down into the depths of the
earth. How far I fell I knew not at
the time-1 learned afterward that it
was about thirty feet -but [I expected
instant death when I reached the bot
tom, and without doubt that would
have been ur. .V.c had not the bottom
of the hole been filled with water to a
considerable depth. This broke my
fall, and also by its coldness restored
me to my senses.
I struck out on coming to the sur
face, and swam around to find some
thing to which I could hold on. After
a considerable time spent in searching,
during which the full horror of tho
situation began to dawn upon me, I at
last discovered a piece of woodwork
fixed in the side of the pit.
This I eagerly grasped, and, resting
partially on it with half my body in
the water, I began to ccnsider my po
I knew at once the place into which
I had fallen, and as tho knowledge
flashed across my mind I cursed my
self for having been so careless to
stumble into it. It was au old, disused
shaft, which had been there for gen
orations. Not many people were
aware of its existeuce, for it was in a
wild and solitary Bpot scarcely ever
visited by any one. I, however, had
seen it several times in my moorland
wanderings, and had always regarded
it as a dangerous place. It was par
tially fenced round, but I must have
wandered in through one of the caps.
There was no footpath anywhere
near it, so I must, in tho darkness,
have lost my way. However, hero^
was, and tho question confronted me,
how was I to get out?
I tried to discover if it was possible
to climb out, but thc sides of the r it
offered no hold of any kind, so I had
to abandon that idea.
I next shouted, m tho hopes that
some solitary wanderer might hear my
cries, but no answering voice was
heard, until,after I had shouted myself
hoarse, I was obliged to sink back in
silence and despair.
My heart sickened aa I thought of
the lunelinew o? the phot*, and bow
dwi, ?nd omi weefcp, might ti?| >?...
beforG soy one passed til?! w??,
I iUnek ont frantically round tnt) pit
to seek ngain for some menos of es
cape, bat my search was as fruitless as
Despair took hold of me. I thought
of Ada, of our approaching marriage,
of the preparations which had been
made, and the plans which had been
How bright the world had seemed
but a moments before, and how keen
ly I had anticipated its pleasures I
And now it was all over. I mast chink
no more of entering again the bright
region above and sharing in tho joys
that awaited me there. I was doomed
to die-to die a lonely, solitary, hor
rible death, and to lie in a watery
grave. As I held on . to my feeble
support and thought of all this, my
brain reeled within me. and I feared
that my reason must give way.
Death instead of marriage ! What
a oontrast ! Jnst when I ought to be
leading my bride to the altar and
stepping across the portal of married
life, to let go my hold here and fall
into tho cold, relentless arms of
Death ! And what of Ada then? Surely
she would sorrow, and grieve, and be
But Horace Bishton ! What of him?
Might they not become man and
But, no, the thought was torturing,
and drove me in a fit of frenzy to
shout again with all my might.
But it was all in vain, for no one
How the night pissed I cannot toll,
neither do I know how the morning
hours dragged on, for I was numb
with cold, and faint with hunger and
fatigue. I unfy know that after what
seemed to me to be ages, footsteps
drew near, and a voice called out from
.'Are you there, Fred?"
My heart leaped into my month,
and for a moment I was unable to
utter a sound. At last I murmnred,
in a faint voice :
"In heaven'e name, get me out!
I'm dying." *
"Can you hold on another minute?"
the voice asked. "I ve got a rope
here. Keep up till I fasten it to this
stake. Can you slip a loop round
your bodv, or shall I come down to
"Send the rope down. I'll manage
to pass it round," 1 shouted eagerly.
In another minute it was dangling
before my eyes, aud was soon passed
under my arm.?, after which I gave the
word to draw up. Slowly I ascended,
and at last emerged into the light and
freedom of the upper air.
As 1 loy upon the ground-for my
legs wero useless to me-I looked at
my deliverer, and wept for very joy
at my release.
lt was Horace Bishton who had saved
me, and if ever my heart went out to
my rival, it was then.
"I oannot sufficiently thank you,"
"Give me no thanks," he interrupt
ed harshly. "Thank heaven instead.
Heaven and hell have been fignting
over you, and heaven has won. But
you little know how near yon have
been to death."
I looked up in wonderment at him,
for his words were unintelligible to
me. He took no notice of my look,
but continued :
"I guessed where you were, call it
instinct or whatever you like. No one
else did. Ttey will seek everywhere
but here. Brit I seemed to know, aud
-well, the devil tempted me, nay, he
fought with me. Don't you know why?
You love Ada Miller, do you not?
Then, so do I. Yes, with a love that
is all-consuming-a love which gives
me no rest night or day, a love which
makes it impossible for me to live
without her. You nave won her hand,
but don't you think I envy you? Don't
you think I even ibtate you nt times?
And when I guessed you wero here,
don't you see that the devil tempted
me to leave you here and to say nothing
whatever about it ? But Ada has chosen
yon, she loves you. Your weddiug day
draws near. Go-take her and be hap
py. But for me happiness in this life
He turned away to unloosen the
rope which he had made fast to one o'
the stakes of the fence.
I watched him wonderingly with a
dazed mind, when all in a moment,
before I could think or speak, ho
reeled, fell over, and toppled head
long into the pit from whence he had
drawn me, carrying the ropo with
"Good heaven, he's gone I" I
shrieked, and springing to my feet
for the numbness left me for a mo
ment I rushed to the month of the
shaft crying frantically, "Horace!
But no answer carno to my cries. A
loud splash succeeded his fall, then all
was still and silent as the grave. 1
looked around for help, but no help
was near, and overcome with weak
ness, fatigue, and horror, I fell sense*
lees to the gronnd.
When I came to I found myself in
the same position, and knowing that
it was extremely improbable that any
one would pass that way, I put forth
till my strength, and dragged myself
with great diificu1';- in the direction
When I had gone a milo or so I en
tered upon a more frequented road,
and soon fell in with those who ren
dered me all the assistance I required.
My story caused a great sensation,
as you may be sure, and for a timo I
was the one object of interest in tho
Ada looked upon me as one given
back from the dead, and rejoiced over
mo accordingly, Her joy would have
been complete had it not been for the
unfortunate death of Horace Bishton,
for that naturally cast a gloom over
Of course, his death was put down
to accident, and much regret expressed
nt tho painful occurrence, bnt I, who
hwl seen the wbolo thing, knew tha?
it was no accident, though, rightly or
wrongly, I kept tbe knowledge to
Why should I blazon abroad the
fact that Horace Bishton, after gal
lantlv saving my life, had deliberately
destroyed his own?
It would have beon a poor return
for the service he had rondered me ;
it would have done no good to those
who knew him and who mered hie
memory ; arni ?\nm ali, it would h?f?
bean ft S0Uf?9 Of ???I?THBI prt?t? ?Bd
gHei to fty own dltU?g nita
Bj accident therefore let it be, an!
maj bia sonl rest in peace t
Every jear we paj a visit to his
grave, and as we gaze apon the silent
tomb, we think with gratitude and jet
with regret of a rival's love.-House
A Queer Duck.
Tho queerest duck that ever swam is
owned bj a San Francisco man who
keeps a big farm just outside that
city. The name of the duck's owner
is Mr. E. J. Wilkinson, and he is verj
proud of his feathered pet.
The duck is just an ordinarj appear
ing, white, quacking bird such as
everjbodj is familiar with, and jet
it stands alone in duckdom as a unique
specimen. The queer thing about
this particular duck is that it has a
trick of layiug two eggs at one time ;
in other words, an egg within an egg.
As a rule the shell of tho outside egg
measures about nine inches around,
while the inside egg measures about
I four inohes. The outside egg is just
like the inside, with the exception
that the jolk or jellow part is slightlj
flattened out from being pressed
against the shell of the inside one.
Sometimes the freakj creature will
laj two double eggs, each one weigh
ing from % quarter to half a pound
and measuring from eight to ten
inches around the outside. Mr.
Wilkinson is verj proud of his par
ticular pet, and says that he will never
part with the downj creature as long
as he has monej enough left to buj
feed for his talented bird. No one
has ever known anj kind of a fowl to
do the wonders that this duck per
forms regularlj, and though several
people have offered large sums for the
freak, Mr. Wilkinson steadfastly re
fuses to tell her.-Chicago News.
A Pneumatic Tired Farm,
Mrs. Mary Johnson has a pneumatic
farm near Leunox, South Dakot a
through tho surface of which a gang
of expert drillers has been trying for
weeks to sink a drive well. To a depth
of between 120 and 130 feet the tubing
enters tho soil without difficulty, but
as soon as the air cushion is reached
tho wind rushes out with a screech like
a locomotive. Sixteen-pound sledges
are to aced into the air as lightlj as
feathers and operations have to be
When this occurreuce took placo the
first time tho workmen figured that
thej had merely struck a wind pocket.
After waiting several days in the hope
that it would exhaust itself thejpulled
ont the tubing and mado a fresh start
in a new location. At about the samo
depth as before the old programme
war, reported. A half dozen attempts
have uow been made with no greater
degree of success. From the last bolo
the wind smelled so strongly of gas
that the drillers were unable to work
Tho Belgian artisan spends his
leisure in a very novel manner. He
breeds a special cock for crowing, and
that which can outcrow its fellows has
reached the highest pinnacle of per-]
fection. The modus operandi is toi
place the cages containing tho roosters:
in long rows, for it appears that pro-?
pinquity oreates the spirit of emula-'
tion without which the proceedings!
would fall flat. ? marker appointed;
by the organizers of the show is told;
off for each bird, his duty being to;
note carefully tue numbpr of crows!
for which it is responsible in the same;
fashion as the laps are recorded in aj
bicjole race. The cu s to .nary duration
of the match is-one hour, the winner
being the cook which scores the high-j
est number of poiuts in tho allotted
time. A great number of these com
petitions have recently taken place in
tho Liego district, and in some cases
heavy bets have been made on the re
Statistics About the Buffalo. T!
The vital statistics about the buffalo,
as gathered at Washington, are melan
choly. W. T. Hornaday, Superin
tendent of the National Zoological
Park, gives it ns his opinion that the
whole number of buffaloes, running
wild and in captivity, in North
America, was about 1000 in 1889. Of
these, twenty-five were in the Pan
Haudle of Texas, twenty were in
Colorado, twenty-six were in Southern,
Wyoming, ten were in the MnsselshelL
County of Montana, and four lone,
beasts wero wandering in Western.
Dakota. In tho Athabasca Territory!
of the British possessions it was esti-i
mated that there were 550. Between:
250 and 300 are accounted for in1
captivity in the Unitod States. A herd
has also been located in tho Barren'
Grounds of Hudson Bay Territory,
and is said'to number 150.-New York
A Paris Exposition Novelty.
One of the novelties proposed fer
tho Paris Expositiou of 1900 is to
swing a midair suspension railway!
from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the
summit of the distant Trocadero, from
which will bo hung by roller chairs
making the journey back and forth.
The Eiffel Tower is 985 feet high. It
will give the reader some notion of
what that means to recall that the cop
per cap on the top of Waehington
Monument is only 555 feet from tho
Imagine a trip from nearly double
the elevation of Washington Monu
ment. Some folks found the journey
round the Ferris wheel at tho World's
Fair at Chicago a nervous ordeal.
Compared with this proposed aerial
cable line, the Ferris wheel is posi
tively ridiculous as a hair starter.
A ?Snake's Lung Journey.
A black snake, measuring six and a
half feet in length and five feet and a
half inch around the largest part of
its body, was found coiled around tho
axle of a Baltimore and Ohio South
western boxcar in thc company's yards
at Jeffereonville, Ind., the other morn
ing. The snake was first seen in tho
Cincinnati yards by Conductor Colo
feveral hours before and an effort was
then made to kill it, but the reptile
crawled into a holo leading to the hol
low pairt of the wheel attached to the
axle and was lo-t to view. The snake
made the trip from Cincinnati to this
city, a distauce of 120 miles, and did
not seem in tho least disturbed there
Thc Czar is Insignificant.
The figure of the Czar is insignifi
cant and undixtioguiebed. He iu well
under the middle size. His ta'l aud
stately young wifo can easily look
down on tho top of his head. The
Emperor's laok of height is the more'
remarkable since he comes from a
family of giants. His father was ono
of the strongest men physically in his
dominions. Alexander ll. was of
towering height, and Nicholas I. was
a superb figuro of a man. There is a
singular contrast between tho Czar
sud the Grand DuHi sad Grand
DttO:]<jk*09, eoina uf whom, if not i\v
wily divinely Wrj pre .,ueo?u?ooly
PLEASANT LITERATURE FOR
LININGS FOR COLLARS.
In making bodices with a high collar
it ghoul J be remembered that the col
lar ought to be lined with either very
light goods or with material of which
tho dye is indubitably fast, as the
dampness and constant friction of the
neck are very likely to make the color
of thc lining stain the skin.
CONGRESS OF MOTHES?!.
A National congress of mothers, t<
cousider all subjects relating to the
home, especially those which bear up
on thc moral, mental and phyncal
training of children, will be held in
Washington in February, 18'J7. Head
quarters have been established at No.
1400 New Hampshire uvenue, in that
city, for the reception of communica
tions in regard to thc congress.-New
BLACK MATERIALS FOR WINTER.
Pluck materials aro to bo greatly
favored this winter, and a special and
attractive exhibit of stylish and ele
gant black goods mado this week in
cluded French armures with bourette
kuots, mohairs and canvas weaves with
boucle ligures, English whijicords,
camels' hair serges with glossy silk
and wool (.tripes in raised designs,
plain and fancy alpacas and brillian
tine!', satins, moires, both plain and
brocaded, Henriettas in Bilk warp and
sheer all-wool combinations, drap
d'ete, repped silk% and repped wools
in both line and heavy cords new de
signs in cr?pons, and many handsomo
textiles in cropon effects. The mo
hairs and Henrietta cloths, the faced
cloths, are represented in different
qualities and prices, and possess a de
gree of durability that is unsurpassed
by nearly any black material save silky
English serge, which is less dressy in
oHect than the finer woven fabrics.
Many other standard black textiles are
displayed that are in steady demand,
as the outlook for the winter soason
indicates an even greater demand for
handsome black fabrics than was ex
perienced a yeer ago, when thia color
largely prevailed.-New Icrk Post.
YELLOW ZS TO PREVAIL.
Yellow is a favorite color this sea
?-on. Notwithstanding that it is the
hue of jealousy, of decadent litera
ture, of biliousness and other unpleas
antnesses, tho American woman has
decided that she will wear yellow this
winter. You may see yellow velvets,
silks, cloths and other fabrics in tho
store windows, and inside on the
counters you may find many, many
more. The merchant scents the fancy
of his customers afar off, and by the
time my lady has quito mado up her
mind that she wants some certain
thing, there it is in the 6tores ready
to her hand.
It is not only in dresses and linings
of mantles that tho Chinese hue will
bo fouud. It will appear in millinery
in many shapes and shades. Ribbons
aro a3 easily mado of yellow as of any
other color, nud feathers and laces can
be yellowed with equal facility.
There will be many shades, and each
/hade will have a different name, dis
tinctive and generally odd. The men
and women who prepare new style i
are ing?nions, and can think of all
kinds of designations for variations of
the same color. So we hate "old
colonial yellow," "tip of the canary's
wing," "crushed lemon," "autumn
leaf," "buttercup," "brimstone,"
"old ivory," "golden sands," "golden
rod" and dozens of others. Most of
these shades are attractive, and none
ure downright ugly, so long as one
likes yellow at all.
It is a peculiarity of yellow that
:ertam shades ot it can be worn by
either blondes or brunettes. The rich
eflect of yellow in conjunction with
dark hair and bright brunette com
plexion is understood by every one.
But it is a new thing to many blondes
to learn that there are shades of yel
low that aro most becoming to their
complexions. It is tho iutcntion to
uso yellow a great deal in counectiou
with brown in dresses and hats this
autumn. It is a pretty combination,
the yellow sbowiag up bright and dis
tinctive against a dark brown back
Among other directions in which
yellow will bo the dominant color must
lie mentioned luncheons aud teas.
Thero will be yellow luncheons and
yellow teas. The charming effect of
yellow lamp shades, and yellow rib
bons setting off the pure white napery
of well-appointed luncheons, can be
imagined. It will bo even better than
the pink, which has PO long held sway
at these functions. On a dark after
noon, too, yellow decorations will
brighten up a room almost as muchas
tho rays ol suns!' .e.-New ?ork
Velvet brocade has come in again.
Grays and mixtures of black and
white will be extremely fashionable
throughout tho autumn, but later on
they will givo placo to werner color
Broadcloth and smooth, rather firm
^oods are to be? preferred for winter
wear, as they lake embroidery and
decoration much better than lighter
and softer fabrics.
A new skirt has tho front and side
breadths as plain as the contour of a
box-coat. The back is shaped like
umbrella gores, with but a little full
ness at tho waist. This is gathered
'ato a narrow space at tho back of tho
Faced cloths appear in a very ele
gant variety o? deep and beautiful
dyes-cress and oak-leaf greenp, deep
sumac reds, oago-gray. Several hand
romo shades in olive and reseda and
innumerable rich, warm browns are
among the most attractive colors,
while tho rmartnoss tho new D nish
:ed is certainly tho color. A little of
it placed judiciously to lighten a som
bre costume is very effective.
Among tho epaulette trimmings on
French dinnor and evenings gowns
are those showing numerous long
loops of broad velvet ribbon or of
pieco velvet lined with satin, that fall
over tho Bhort full puffs of the close
coat-sleeves. Bauds of the samo are
then carried from the shoulders to tho
belt, rosetted at tho bade, and ending
in front in a girdle, or in long loops
and ends nt tho lett sido if l! wa?6t
is a round one.
Tho ingenious young woman may
raako for herself the most elegant
costumes at exceedingly sruall cost.
Let her select, at the bargain-counter
if sho will, a remuant of cloth, fiue,
firm, soft and flexible, and havo tho
front and side breadths cut out by tho
most accurato measure-indeed, it
would bo better to havo tho whole
skirt perfectly filled to h-;r fipure,
Thoo, if *bo isi possessed of tho ro
qnlflltft ?niomuHy, *bu may stamp bei
uosturoe ftud braid, or uiiibiv?U,er ll
THE PASSING TIME,
The frost'll soon b? sprinkled
On the furrows, gleaming gray;
But shall we miss
The summer's kiss
Or mourn tho rose of May?
Why weep for timo that's flying,
O'er gravas of roses sighing?
Lo! when ono rose is dyla?
Another decks tho day!
Let Winter roar around us,
And hide tho hills with snow!
for all his skies
The broa'l suns riso
As in the long ago.
An 1 love to love replying
Still kisses hack tho sighing;
There- whuro one roso Hos dylu^
Another's graco will glow!
PITH AND POINT.
Ile-"My lifo without you will be a
lonely one." Tho Heiress-"But thiuk
how busy you will have to be."
Wife-"What would you do if I
stayed out erery night until mid
night?" Hubby-"Jove, I'd stay at
"It's all ovor." As the woman ut
tered these words sho dropped to tho
'floor. The baby had spilled the ink.
-West Union Gazette.
He-"Have yon any reason for
donbting what ? say?" She-"Yes, I
have." He-"What is it?" She-"!
don't believo you."-Puck.
Offspring-"Pa, what does fee-sim
ple mean?" Pa-"It's tho fee a niau
givei to tho minister when he gets
"Let's go shopping to-day, Tess."
"I can't, Bess; I've got lots of things
to buy to-day. I've nothing to do to
morrow; I'll go then."-New York
"Is Mus Cahoots in?" inquired the
caller. "That depends on yon. Aro
yez Mislher Jones?" said Bridget.
"Ye?." "She's gou* out."-Harper's
"What office aro you after thia
time?" "None at'all." "Then, what
are you runuing for?" "Because I
don't waut to be conspicuous!"-At
"We girls are going to have a har
vest homo festival." "What 1 lo show
big pumpkins and things 1" "No such
nonsense-engagement nogs and pho
Wicks-"I heard a pretty compli
ment to Hamlin, tho actor, to-day.
Sqneesick6 says ho possesses the art
which conceals art." Hicks -"That's
a fact. You'd never kuow ho had
Author-"You havo no idea how
macy stamps I uso up mailing ray
manuscripts." Critic-"Very likely.
I thbik there ought to bc rouud trip
tickets for manuscripts at reduced
"I just finished Miss Skryber's new
novel this afternoon." "I havo heard
something of it. Is it, ah-suitable
for homo reading?" ".Strictly. I
know I would not hko to be seen
reading it in public."-Indianapolis
"Maria," said Buggies to his wife,
with an idea of instructing her in po
litical economy, "do you know what
civil service is?" "Jasper," said Mrs.
Buggies, with memory of recent con
tact with the coot, "there isn't anv."
"We're going to have an entirely
new kind of writing in our schools this
year," said Tom to his mother. "It's
all to be perpendicular after this iu
etead of the slantindicular. I guess
it's becanse the slantiudicular looked
so lazy."-Harper's Bazar.
Connubialties: Mrp. Billus-"John,
you ought not to be so hard on tho
young man that comes to see Bessie.
You were a young lover once yourself,
and my recollection is that you were
sometimes a very silly one." Mr. Bil
las-"Silly? I was an idiot, Maria;
I was an idiot! I've found it out
When Hie Kaiser Travels.
On the day before the Kaiser sets ont
on a railway journey extraordinary
?precautions are taken less any mishap
should befall tho imperial traveler.
Every bridge is minutely examinod,
and in particular tunnels,bridges, etc.,
as well as the btate of rail?. The en
gineer is made responsible for their
being in a fit condition. On tho day of
the journey itself, and shortly before
the court train starts, a pilot train or
locomotive with an engineer is sent on
ahead for a short distance aud the Hoe
of route again gone over and examined.
If t here are sleepers, loose rails or stones
lying iu the vicinity of a building
place they are watched during darkness
by people specially deputed for that
purpose. On tho upproach of the train
the number of men set to watch tho
line of route is increased, while others
are placed before and in the tunnels,
at level crossing and on the larger
bridges. Several officials, who aro made
answerable for everything being iu
perfect order.as well as for any delays,
accompany the train. In case any de
fects in the locomotive of the court
train should become manifest engines
are ready to be substituted. The travel
ing and non-traveling public is kept at
a distance from tho train at stations
where stoppages are made for auy pur
pose whatsoever. Signals at night are
avoided BO as not to disturb the repose
of the monarch. The railway officials
are in a state of feverish anxiety ; tel
egrams fly to and fro, and the least
dolay is announced. Ia short, every
conceivable measure is taken lo causa
,tho jouruey of tho exalted traedor to
?pass off as easily and as pleasantly as
- -i - -.
House ol Commons Manners.
It is striking to what au extent tho
manners of tho House of Commons
havo changed within the lifetiuio of
Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Villiers. Wheu
Mr. Ferrand, the member for Kuares
borough, was making a furious attack
on Cobden, according to the latter's
description, "Colonel Sibthorpe plied
tho fellow with oranges to suck, in au
affectionate way that resembled a
monkey fondling a bear. " Fancy Mr.
"Tommy" Bowles plying Sir Ellis
Ashmead-Bartlett with oranges during
one of tho latter's fiery attacks on Mr.
Chamberlain ! In Burke's day honor?
able members used to lie full length
along tho benches in riding-boots,
and amuao thcraeolvc?, not ouly by
sucking oranges, but by cracking uuis.
!-London Saturday ltevicw.
Choose Their Own Coffin?.
Thoro aro at least 200 people walk
ing the streets of San Francisco iu
[good health and likely to livo mauy
years, who have already arrunge " tho
.details of thoir funerals, They have
Iflelootod the coffin.* io which they will
?he buried, mid paid CH?h for tho Kamo,
?as ?ell M ht dm bm M plot, Iwmti
leta, "-"Bim frftuoiico Calli
SICK NEARLY THIRTY YEARS.
IKIIXIANT SEKV?CE IN TH E TV A ll
^OLLorvKD ur PROLONGED
illxlt Private Brlg-ga Brings HI? War.
time Valor Into a Life and Death
Combat-Tie Speaks of Ills
Stru-?srloa Since the War.
From the Tribune, Ilornellsville, Af. T.
There ls no maa In Oneida County, New
York, who stands higher in the community
than Mr. William H. Briggs, a wealthy
farmer, and resident of Bridgewater, and a
promtnont menbcr of the Q. A. R. His
statement will not bo nows to his friends, as
they all know whoreof ho writes, but it ls
commenced to tho consideration of the pub
lic. Mr. Briggs ?rritos as follows:
"It gives me groat pleasure and satisfac
tion to Doable to give honor where honor ls
duo, and to that end I make this certificate,
hoping it may bo the means of other? be nj/
benefited ns I have been.
"I am a farmer residing near Bridgewater,
Oneida County, New York; my name is
William II. Bringa, aud I nm LG years old.
I am an old Boldier, and member of thu
G. A. R., having served as high privatein
Co. A. 1st Now York Artillery, during tho
whole four years of tho Rebellion. Though
not a pensioner, nn.i never nn npplicaut for
pension, I contracted through mnlarUI cli
mat?*, disenso of liver and stomach, from
which I suffHrcd continuously, in various
forms. In 1853 I had tho jauudiee, and it
continued for years, to a greater or lessor
degree. I never was free from dyspepsia,
and palpitation of tho heart, and sufforo I
from nervous debility to such au extent
that I could neither rest by night nor work
hy day. Night after night I walked the
floor tormented by vague fears, which 1
knew were purely imaginary, and yet I
could not skako thom off. 1 came borne in
.lune, 18G5, and from then until 1894 I was
constantly attended by physicians, having
employed three at different times during
lhat period. Those good doctow gave me
occasionally temporary relief, but tho goo'd
effects of their treatment qniekly disap
peared, and le.t me more despondent and
wretched than over.
"I did not behove in giving up, nnd wns
about to send to Utica for a another physi
cian, when Mr. U. Seifert, the blacksmith
who attends to my horst's, recommended nt?*
to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, as he assured
mo they had done wonderful things for him. I
I had road of theso pills before and felt
somewhat Inclined to try t noir., before Sei
fert spoko of them, but his recommendation
settled Ibo ma'tor, and I became. Dr. Will
iams' pat lent. I took Tink Pills sieadily uu
til I have consumed four boxes, growing
bolter und botler ovory day, my liver word
ing freely, my kidneys acting norma'ly. V'y
heart no longer troubled mo, and I could in
gest my food. All that water brash, heart
burn, buzzing In the hoad, ns if there were a
great enpty space in my cranium, disup
peared, and lifo began to bo worth ilvirg,
which it ha I not been since my army ser
vice, I was cu rmi in leas than ono yo-r
from the t rme I began to tako Piuk Pills in
18[>i. nud ?have been in fair health ever
since. Of course, I have lo be careful, as 1
easily catch cold, nnd lt is apt lo gellie lu
my right side, but a dose or two of the Pink
Pills soon set me to rights agaiu, and I shal'
novor be without thom, unless something
very unforeseen occurs.
"I do not wunt lt understood that I am
casting any stress agnlnst those who nrc pen
sioners. If 1 were needy I should certainly
ask for what I inn ontltled to, but being am
ply provided with this world's goods, I jo
not require ir. My oid comrades can testify
lhat I havo helped* many a one of thom to
get a pension.
"The above statement ls true In every par
ticular. I certify on honor.
"(Slimed) WM. H. Bnioos."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, In con
densed form, all the elements necessary lo
give new life aud richness to i he blood and
restore shatterel nerves. They aro also n
specific for I roubles peculiar to females,
such ns suppressions. Irregularities nnd ali
forms of Wi II knew*. In men they effect ?
radical cure in all case? .irising from men
tal worry, overwork or excess** of what
ever nature. Pink Pills are sold in bix?*s
(never in loose hulk) a: 50 cents n box or six
box*a f'.r i'J.SO, nnd may l*e hal of nil drug
gists, or diret.'l by mall from Dr. Wilinms'
Medicine Company. Scheueetadv. N. Y.
A Striking Barguiu.
. "Those nndtrshirts I bought here
last month," he began.
"I remember it," said the clerk."
"It was a great bargain. Do you find
them warm enough?"
"They wero warm enough when I
fitst put them on, but I didn't think to
inquire about them this morning."
"Inquire about thorn?"
"Yet". Ever siuce i!aey were washed
tho baby has been wearing them.
Now, if you have anything lhat isn't
quite so much of a bargain and ia' a i
little moro likely to remain any size,
I'd like to see it."--Caicago Post-Die
Jaymore-Soakley was bitten by a
a mad dog last week.
Clegion-Did he take hydrophobia
ps a result?
Jaymore-No, but the mad dog took
delirium tremens. - Washington Times
is a vigorous feeder and re
sponds well to liberal fertiliza
tion. On corn lands the yield
increases and the soil improves
if properly treated with fer
tilizers containing not under
A trial of this plan costs but
little and is sure to lead to
All about Potash-the results of its use by actual ex
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She Would Not
He lcd her into the beechen grove
where they had carved their initials on
a tree years before. The letters lu d
grown together and formed a knot.
"Shall we not follow their exam
ple?" he asked.in anxious tones.
She blushed and answered: "I will
knot, if you will."-Detroit Free
It Took lb? Ribbon.
Dear Sir:-* Having u.vd several boxe? of
your TI?TTEKINI', I can say that it li the beat
remedy I have ever found for skin diseases.
A11 ct fulling with Cut cara and other similar
preparation?, throu<h tho recommendation
of a friend 1 tried a box of TrTrr-Hixr, md
two applications wa? nil that it took to < ff ct
a romplete cur* of a br ak ku out on mr f<*ot
of Ionic Mantling. 1 think it i? the best salve
in tho world tor skin iii case?." Yours tr:i j ,
R. B. ALEX ODER.
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If yon want to qiiir lolmeco ttsintr i'aslly and
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lake N?-T?-Bac. th?? woii'ler-worker that
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absolute guarantee IO cur*. Bnc-k and simple
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In Kra.rr.li of Heir*.
The heirs of th" following p-rsons tall of
whirl? perton? once lived in Georgia, and in
the counties set next their name?.) namely:
.Min Tickle, dark? County; John Stroud.
Wilkin County; John Gravi-, S. . .?asper
Cotr.t>: Conrail Ancley, Pula-ki Count) ;
J din W. Allen, Elbert County: Micnjah
Bland, Washington t'minty: Wins'owRow e\
Elbert Count r: will And something of inter
est to ihem >>v addr <? sins Georgia Til le Guar
an'ors Co., "02 Temple Court. Atlanta, Ga.
Mrs. Winslow's dootiiitu; ?yrnp tor Millara*
teething,softens iw _-i;m- rad noaa Inflatniui
lion.allays pain.eure* w nd ?Ile. ?tte. a bottia.
JOST try a 10e. box of Ca carets, the finest
liver amt bowel reuu ator e\cr made.
FITSstopped I rea ann penii.Hientiycnred. No
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With a octter understanding of tho
t ransient nature of the many phys
ical ills which vanish before proper ef
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rightly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge that so many forms of
sickness are not due to any actual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of thc system, which thc pleasant
family laxat ive, Syrup of Fi.crs, prompt
ly removes. That is why it is the only
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everywhere esteemed so highly by all
who value pood health. Its beneficial
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If in the enjoyment of good health,
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If afflicted with any actual disease, one
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