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Establishing; A Precedent.
. "That gas bill is a dollar high?
than ever before," he said.
"I know it, my dear," she replied.
"But you know one of the children
was nick and we burned more gas than
usual."
"Oh, I suppose it can't be helped,"
he returned, regretfully. "It does
seem, though, as if everything was
conspiring to bankrupt me. "
"Why, a dollar isn't much," she
1 roteste J.
"Of course not," he admitted, "but
if yon had been paying the gas bills as
long as I have you'd realize what it is
to establish such a precedent as this.
That one bill will put us in a new
class at the gas office, and they'll make
their estimates upon a new basis. I
don't believe they'll ever let us get
back to the old figure again. "-Chicago
Post._
To Pay a Penalty for Dining
is rather hard. Isn't UT Yet how many are
compelled to do this after every meal. Dys
pepsie., that Inexorable persecutor, nev
ceases to torment of its own volition, and rarely
yields to ordinary medication. But tranqulUlty
of the stomach is in store for those who pursue
a. course of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. This
fine corrective also remedies malarial and kid
ney complaints, rheumatism, constipation, bil
iousness and nervousness.
Aberavon. England, has a blind mayor. Quite
a number of American dfes seem to be in the
same ax. _
Dobbins' Electric Soap has been made for 23
years. Each year's sales have increased. In 1888
sales were 2,047,890 boxe?. Superior quality and
absolute uniformity and purity, made this pos
sible. Do you use lt? Try lt.
An Illinois farmer sold his wife for 910.
Wives must be pretty dear in that country.
How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any
case ol Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENET <fc Co., Toledo, O.
Wo, the undersigned, have known F. J. Che
ney for the last 15 years, and believe him per.
fecUy honorable in all business transactions and
(Inane; ally able to carry out any obligation madti
by their Arm.
W EST .t TRUAX, Wholesale Druggist?, Toledo,
Oho.
WALDISG, RINNAN & MARVIN, Wholesale Drug
gists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure ls taken internally, act
lng directly upon the blood and mucous surf acct
of the system. Testimon?ala sent free. Price,
75c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
FITS stopped free and permanently cured No
nts after first day's use of DR. RUNE'S GREAT
NERVE RESTORER. Free 82 trial bottle and treat
ise. Send to Dr. Rllne, 981 Arch St., Phi la., Pa.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
Plso's Cure cured me of a Throat and Lung
trouble of three years' standing.-E. CADY,
Huntington, Lad., Nov 15,1894.
Is misery v^B mi A people wbo have
the taint ofs^H ^k-lr blood. For this
terrible aifllct^^^^Ws no remedy >?qualto
Hoods
Sarsaparilla
The best-in fact the One-true Blood Purifier.
WnnH'e Dill? cure Lirer Ills: casv t0
nvUll 9 nilS take.easy to operate. Sr.
Not on the Sight Track.
"I'm getting a little weary of this
talk about a chainless bicycle," said
the park policeman.
Don't you think there's anything in
it?" asked the man in the golf suit.
"There may be," answered the park
policeman, "but it certainly is not the
crying need of the hour."
"Wh?t would yon consider more im
portant?" demanded the man in the
golf suit.
"A voiceless bicyclist," responded
the park policeman, and friends of the
man in the golf snit noticed that it was
nearly fifteen minutes before he yelled
at someone to get out of his way, and
that it was fully two hours before he
again attempted to descant on the
beauties of bicycles of any particular
make.-Chicago Post.
A Horse of Another Color.
Deacon Johnson-Do you fink you
cood support mah daughter ef yer mar
ried her?
Jim Jackson-Suttinly.
Deacon Johnson-Hab you ebber
seen her eat?
Jim Jackson-Suttinly.
Deacon Johnson-Hab you ebber
seen her eat when nobody was watchba'
her?-Tit-Bits.
THE CHANGE OF LIFE. |
-
INTELLIGENT WOMEN PREPARE
FOR THE TRYING ORDEAL.
A Time When Women Are Susceptible
to Many Dread Diseases.
The anxiety felt by women as tho
"change of life" draws near, is not
without reason.
When her system is in a deranged
condition, or she is predisposed to
apoplexy, or con
gestion of any or
gan, it is at this
period likely to
become active
and with
a host of
nervous
irrita
tions,
make
life a
bur
den.
Can
and
does its de
structive work.
Such warning symptoms as sense of
suffocation, headache, dread of impend
ing evil, timidity, sounds in the ears,
palpitation of the heart, sparks before
the eyes, irregularities, constipation,
variable appetite, weakness and in
quietude, dizziness, etc., are promptly
heeded by intelligent women who are
approaching the period in life where
woman's great change may be expected.
Thousands at thia critical time consult
Mrs. Pinkham, and conduct their habits
according to her advice,
and with the Vegeta
"ble Compound go
through that dis
tressing time with
perfect safety and
comfort. Mrs. W.
h. Day, of Betts
ville, Ohio,
says :
" When
all else
failed, Lydia"
E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound saved my life.
It carried me through the change of
life all right, and I am now in good
health. It also cured my husband o'
kidney trouble.'
to Pl SO'S ! CU Rr FOR
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PTION <">
pN9
BEAUTY OF E
BY WLfJj M
Mrs. Henry Marlin on Monday last became
the brido of Johu W. Phi.lips nt the residence
of Samuel Colt*. No. -112 West Oao Hundred
and Forty-sixth stieet.-Now York Journal,
November 27, ISM.
tN a cloud of yellow dust
the Plumas stage rolled
into Big Meadows. It was
a long drive and a warm
drive from Soda Springe,
and the horses were
necked with spume, and
Old Hanks, tba driver,
was very peevish because be was very
thirsty.
Two tired travelers climbed down
from the coach and stretched their
limbs and yawned, mcauwhile looking
about them in a bewildered sort of
way.
The time of day was early evening,
the mouth was July, and the year was
18G1 ; and Big Meadows was a cross
roads resting place for hunters and
fishermen iu Plumas County, in Cali
fornia. There was a general store in
Big Meadows, a log house or two, the
Eureka Tavern and a shod for the stage
horses.
The tired travelers in looking about
them saw Johnny Blount, with his
arms akimbo, standing in the open
doorway o: the Eureka. Johnny kept
the tavern aud kept it well, add Old
blanks, the driver, had bung his
praises into the ears of the travelers
at intervals all the way from Soda
Springs. Tho venison steaks that..
Johnny broiled were famous noi'only
in Plumas, but in alL^u?T~couutie3
round about.
"Sniper*are awaitin' ye, gente,"
"Said Blount with a smile of welcome,
as the two passenger walked toward
him. "Ye'll fine er place to wash up
in ther back room.
"From Frisco, I presume?" he add
ed inquiringly, as he followed them
through the barroom.
"Yes," replied the taller of the
young men. "My name's Martin
Henrv Martin, and Pm from Frico,
aU right."
"And iniue is Moore-Samuel
Moore-and I sell at wholesale down
in the city."
When lhe young men emerged from
the room back of the bar their feces
were free from the dn6t of the long
ride, and they looked decently respec
table, and sat down to the hot supper
in the dining room very much re
freshed and very hungry.
Young Mr. Martin na.l finished his
venison when an exclamation oftur
pnse from Moore cuused him to look
up quickly from his empty plate, and
he saw his friend staring madly at a
young girl who was entering the room.
She was as graceful and pretty as
the fawn of a mountain deer. He hair
was of deep yellow, like the flowers
on the bill near by. and ber eyes were
us blue as the clear waters of the trout
stream lu the gulch below. The fresh
ness and the beauty, and the childlike
innocenoe and sweetness of her face
fascinated the eyes of the young men,
and they quite agreed that she was she
prettiest creature they had ever se^n.
"As graceful as a sylph," whispered
Moore.
"And as modest as a nun," echoed
Martin.
Edith May Blonnt was all that the j
young men from Frisco had said ot
her, and her father was Viry proud of;
her, and if she had been eighteen or
twenty instead ot a mere little mis? of i
fourteen he would have fretted him
self to death over the thought of los
ing her, for girls are girls, and they
will marry and forsake their poor old
fathers, even in the hills and gulches
of California.
The Biounts had made tho journey
i overland three years before all the
: way from Maine, where Edith had
j been borr., and whero tho friends of
her childhood lived in the memory of
her. lt must bc remembered that
down in Maine she bad a childish
sweetheart, a sturdy little chap of
twelve years named John Phillips,
who lovell her ou ly, of course, MIJDL
small brother, and as Boon as he was
able to write with pen and ink he sent
letters to her-the queerest, littde
childish love letters one could im
agine; and now three years had
elapsed. Edith was fourteen and John
was fifteen, and there were three
thousand long miles between them.
Moore and Martin were at Big
Meadows for trout-nothing but
trout, and for a week they kept their
eyes on the fishing ; but the hearts of
both of them were smitten with John
ny Blount's little girl-with her hair
of deep yellow and her clear eyes of
blue.
When the time arrived for their de
parture young Mr. Moore, perhaps
more zealous than his companion, had
evolved a plan of the future, wherein
little Miss Blount would play no small
part. He confessed it all to Martin,
anet the proposition he made was as ro
mantic as it was honorable and gener
ous. He suggested the plan to pay
for the education of the girl in a fash
ionable seminary, and to trust in time
to win her woman's heart and her fair
band for his own. Moore was wealthy
enough to carry ont his plan ; Martin
admitted as much, but further than
that he displayed no enthusiasm for
the proposition whatever.
Moore sat down with Johnny Blount
one evening and very frankly and
honestly told the t avern keeper of his
plan, and he urjred and be coaxed,
and he opened up his life to Blount,
and his heart as well. Johnny Blount
was honest and blunt and poor, and,
after looking at all the lights and
shadows of the future, he saw a rare
chance for Edith, and an education
worthy of her grace r.nd beaut}-. He
consented finally, and Moore climbed
on the down stage the next duy satis
fied with himself and tho world -even
wilh his friend Martin, who, somewhat
chagrined, joined in thc chorus liko a
sweet bell out of tuue.
In the autumn Edith and ber father
went down to San Francisco, taking
with them a small leather trunk tilled
with the modest frocks of the moun
tain maid, together with dried ferns
from the gulches, and pressed flowers
from the h?ls ?round Big Meadows,
aud her bundle of childish Jove letters
from^John Phillips back in Maine.and
many other mementos of her girlhood
davs at Eureka Tavern.
IM
?iG MEADOWS,
. CLESIEX8.
Ibero was an honest welcome for
them in the city by the sea, and Mr.
Moore's elder sister took Edith home
und soon learned to love her as a sister
shonld, and though there were tear*
in the blue eyes of Edith when her
father started back for Big Meadows,
she was quite content with tho golden
promises of the future, and what the
world of books had in store for her.
Across the bay in Oakland she found
new friends in Miss Marks's school,
and met with new delights in the com
panionship of her books. The winter
passed away much more quickly than
it had the previous year at Big
Meadows, and when the summer vaca
tion came she again saw the hills back
of Eureka Tavern that she had learned
to love so woll. Then another winter
passed even more quickly nt tho Oak
land school, and a third winter, end a
fourth, and then e rne her graduation
- tho crowning epoch of girlhood
days.
At nineteen Edith Blount was in the
fulness of womanly perfection, her
childish beauty rouuded, the deep
yellow of her hair a queenly golden,
her modesty and her grace retained
and rarefied. Quito in harmony with
tho fate in store for her, she followed
then to the altar the mau Whose love
and generous heart had made her-a
simple mountain maid-hjs_aocijiLaud
intellectual equal..._
Moorje-was no longer in trade, for
ia Fine street, in the ?tock Exchange,
he had become a power, and his for
tune had grown until he could well
afford the beautiful home he made for
Edith Blount on tho brow ot California
street hill, in the midst of the palaces
built by the gold and silver kings. A
score of years they lived a peaceful,
happy life, with old friends and new
ones to share their joys and the good
things a kind world bestowed upon
them.
A bachelor, with gray in his hair,
was Henry Martin, and although he
never forgave bia friend Moore for
plucking the reddest, prettiest rose in
the Golden State, he was a frequent
and welcome guest in the house in
California street; and Moore, proud
of the woman who bore his name,
often chided his friend, with an ill
concealed chuckle and a poke in the
waist coat, on his religious adherence
to bachelorhood.
"3am Moore, yon old rascal," Mar
tin would say to him with a shake of
tho finger, "when I find a woman in
this world who is the counterpart of
Mrs. Moore I will marry, but not be
fore."
One afternoon in February, 18S7,
Samuel Moore entered his home ia
California street with a chill upon
him. The morning had been stormy,
an 1 he had exposed himself to the
blasts of a driving rain The servants
and the good wife, anxious to a dogroe
of alarm at his condition, found their
efforts of little avail in arresting the
tbe illness that had overtaken him,
and his physician was quickly sum
moned.
When, some days later, the eminent
specialists held a consultation at the
bedside of thc rich man, they shook
their heads gravely, and announced
a crisis.
In a week Samuel Mooro no longer
lived the life that God had given.
Three were the years of Edith
Moore's widowhood.
In the sorrow that came upon her,
she found in Henry Martin the goodly
staff upon which she leaued. His sy m
pathies were with her; his time was
hers if she but commanded him, und
his heart felt the old beating of his
carly manhood.
It all seemed so natural, too, that
she should wed again-to marry the
man who despaired of fiuding her
counterpart in any other woman than
herself. Thus it came about that the
bachelor friend of her dead husband
and the acquaintance of- her girlhood
days at Big Meadows woed and won
her.
The gold mines that he owned made
Henry Martin a very rich man, and
the story of his winnings in the Big
Bear Mine is related even to this day,
in the San Franoisco marts, as a mod
ern instance of what a mountain may
bring forth. Biches, however availeth
not, says the preacher, and the rugged
health of Mrs. Martin she saw slowly
drifting away from her, one day in
1892, at the Palace Hotel, where they
were living.
Fate ordained that she should pass
through along and painful illness, and
to return therefrom and to becomo
woli and strong again waa a part of the
great plan of the Maker of fate.
Henry Martin, over watchful, ever
loving, nursed her through her illness,
HS a mother would care for her sick
child. Then fate, the weird, unknow- j
able fate, again placed a heavy hand
upon Henry Martin, and he died sud
denly, in March, 1893, of an iliness
aggravated by the long and constant
watching at the bedside of his wife.
In the cemetery ai Mountain View
Henry Martin was laid with bis fathers,
and Edith of the golden hair, now in
her secondfcWidowhood went abroad to
travel in strange lands, among strange
people, the better that her griefs might
be oveicome.
When the Normannia turned ber
6harp prow into the North River berth
a few weeks since, a tall, soldierly
looking man with a gray mustache,
stood at the end of the pier, scanning
the faces o: the passengers on the
promenade deck. There were roses
in his cheeks and a youthful sparklo
in his eyec * * * At the foot of the
gangway he 6tood waiting. She met
him with a smile and seized both of
his hands. There were silver threads
ia her golden hair, aud some lines of
care on her pretty face, but she was
vivacious and bright-eyed, and buoy
ant, and as lively as a school girl. L
old Hanks, the stage driver, were still
alive, and had been on the pier, he
would buvo recognized her very quick
ly-Edith Blount, tho beauty of Big
Meadows.
There are certain old fe Ik?, too,
down in Maine, who would have re
called in a momeut the brown eyes of
the soldierly looking man at the gang
; waxr-thosc Maine folks knew Johnny
Phillips too well to erer forget bim
that sturdy little chap ot the early
sixties, who wrote ohildish love letter?
to Edith Blount. . * *
They were married the other day in
Harlem-were John and Edith-aftet
tho long, long years,-New York Jour
nal.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Self-denial is indispensable to o
strong character.
? man is always afraid of a woman
who wears classes.
A man, like a watch, is to be valued
for his manner of going.
Sow good services; sweet remem
brances will grow for them.
Suffering often puts into the human
voice a tone that seems divine.
The man who gives help to another
learns how best to help himself.
The public mind is educated quickly
by events-slowly by arguments.
He who thinks his place below him
will certainly bo below his place.
Health is tho first consideiation
after all, for what is wealth without it
What makes some men seem like
saints when you know they are-not?
? man without enthusiasm is a very
poor friend, but he takes good care of
himself.
Why do you tell mothers about
other people's babies when you know
they are jealous.
A good man linds good wherever he
goes, because the good in him brings
out good in others.
What makes some men uncomforta
ble when you say you know a man who
drinks and gambles?
Because another woman marries a
man you know, why does he seem to
be afraid of vou afterward?
When a man's sins find him out the
people begin to look with a great deal
of curiosity at his wife to see how she
is taking it.
Wben a man undertakes to tell you
what love is, the chances are that he is
in love himself and you can't believe
him under oath. ----- --"-'
When a-brfdo has been married
about Three weeks, she begins to write
home for tue old slothes she relus?d
to take with her.
After a woman has been told that
she is fatally ill sho finds some conso
lation in planning her death scene,
but a man rebels to tho last.-The
Sonth-West._
Food ol the California "Diggers."
Through the summer the Indians
prepared their winter's store, which
consisted mainly of dried acorns, need
in place of flour or meal ; berries,
grasshoppers, grass seeds, fish, nuts,
meats and roots of various kinds. The
camass was the principal root; it grew
in abundance all over California, and
is still plentilul in many valleys in
the northern part of the State. It is
about the size of the little finger,
shaped like a sweet potato, and with
much of the same flavor. A long,
hard winter would causo these Indians,
to sutler more or less from privation.
While in conversation with an old In
dian he said: "Long timo ago, 'fore
white mau come, big winter come, In
dian no navo enough to eat, lots of
Indians die ; my mahala, my little boy
dio."
Mortars, baskets and flat rocks were
their principal utensils for cooking.
The mortars were made from rocks of
vurious sizes, generally so ne what
rounded but never "Uniform. The
deep round hole in the center was
ground with sharp, rough rocks. lt
was a slow process and required pa
tience, for it tooic many days of work
to complete one largo mortar. These
mortors were not only used for cook
ing but also for grinding food, when
a round stone pestle would be re
quired. No household was complete
without the large, flat rock, which
was generally stationary, and con
tained a half dozen or more round
holes, varying in depth and diameter,
used exclusively for grinding, and of
ten surrounded by busy groups of ma
hulas.-Appleton's Popular Soienoe
Monthly._'
Wild Cat .Hill in a Street.
Residents near Shamokin, Penn.,
witnessed au unusual and thrilling
sight a few night3 ago, when seven
hounds and a big ferocious wildcat
fought to a finish right in the main
street of the town. The dogs won the
battle, but not before two of them?
were bitten badly and the other seri
ously scratched.
The wildcat, which measured thirty
three inches in length, wu s a remark
ably fine specimen of its tribe. Its
claws were as sharp as razors, and its
limbs were almost as bard as iron.
For several weeks chicken coops in
tho neighborhood have been robbed
almost nightly. ..nd when a small boy
iuformed tl jwners that he had seen
a big, " j cat mn into the woods
near by with n chicken, n bunting
party wa3 orgaui?ied, and several young
men, backed up by hounds, lay in
wait.
As soon as the wildcat appeared, the
dogs gave chase end treed the animal.
It soon leaped to the ground and made
for a larger tree, but was set upon by
one of the dogs, which set its teeth m
the cat's breast. As the dog and the
cat rolled over the ground the other
dogs joined in the fray, and the en
couraging shoute of the hunters at
tracted the women and children of the
village.
The hunters were afraid to shoot,
because their dogs and the oat were
badly mixed up. At the expiration of
fifteen minutes the dogs were victors.
They had almost torn their victim to
pieces.-New York Press.
Steam Engines vs. .tteu.
A well-known Eastern professor cl
mathematics has published an estimate
of the mechanical foroe which the
steam engines of this country could
exert. It is supposed, and the sup
position is not only based or thc
amount of manual labor which wonld
necessarily have to be expended on
such a gigantic work, but on ali usions
of ancient historians, that it nook 10,
000 men twenty years to build the
great pyramid. Ono ing?nions :mathe
matican figures that the steam engines
of the United States, properly manned
and supplied with water und fuel,
would exert force sufficient to product
the same effect, that is to say, ta raist
stones from the q-iarry, transport au
put them in pla o, in the short space
ot forty-three inii'itos.
Benevolence Frustrated.
II. E. Phelps, who died at Ontario
Cal., some mouths ago and left ai
estate valued at about $20,0(10, willoi
to Pomona College two thir.ls of hi
property toward an endowment furn
for tue benefit of poor students. Tin
laws of California make it illegal foi
ouy individual to will mora than i
third of his estato for a charitable
purpose, and unless Mr. Phelps's lela
ti ves allow his wish to be carried on
the benevolent desires of the deceasec
will be fr tstrated. -Sun Francise
Chronicle.
One to Love Him.
Dark the skies abovo me
Never gleam of light;
Yet, with one to love me,
Sorrow sighs: "Goodnight!"
Fortune has not found me
Famo was swift to fly;
Yet, love's arms are 'round mo,
Sorrow says: "Good by!"
Heed no sky above you
Fear no fall of night; '
These sw^et words: "I love youl"
Fill the^rorld with light!
-F. L. Stantou.
Tho House of Duty.
Four walls there were called Duty, aud
therein
Two mortals dwolt. Ono murmured at
bis lot,
.'ind cried, "Alns! to languish in this spot,
Whore nona but captive souls have ovur
buen!
Oh, could I but my way to freedom wiu.
And 'scape those narrow walls that please
me not!"
3o discontent his spirit, he forgot
His quiet comrade, toiling there within.
The other, busy at his radiant task,
Looked up, aaon, and saw the same four
wads
Expanded to a palace rich and fair.
Bright fountains sparkled in its marblo
halls,
And beams of strange, white glory seemed
to bask
On milky pillars and on graven stair.
-James Buckham.
While Snows Are Fulling.
The spring timo came -tho spring time
went,
With shimmering cloud and shiny weather;
Tn golden glory June was spent;
On hills and fields we roamed together.
Wo walked through autumn s purple bazo,
The future's dream of bliss foresta'ling,
And, shuddering, thought of wlnter-dajv,
WithBnows a-falllng.
For earth was all so wondrous fair,
And heaven smiled down so blue above it,
Each wandering breath of bul ?ny air
But made us leam anew iolove lt.
What wonder if, with all so bri,-ht,
Aud wild birds through the woodland
calling,
We sigh to think of winter's night,
. And snows a-falllng.
But when at last tho world was dressed
lu shining robes of ice-mail gleaming,
And cairn white silence lulled to rest
The pale dead flowers beneath it dream
ing
Behold1 we woke to And made true
The hope our hearts had been forestalling,
And life grew fairer than we knew
While snows were falling. _
Ah, well! the days of youth fly fast;
Their suns grow aim, their blossoms
wither,
An 1 all the dreams that made our past
Fly fast and fnr, we know not whither;
But. when we tread life's wintry slope,
We hear again th?dr voices calling,
And memory clasps the hand of hope,
Wnile snows aro failing.
Must Food the Cow.
The boy Tom's ali out of sorts, and blue as
he can be!
His crops all failed this year, and now he's
livln' off'n me!
Of course, I know what made 'em fall ! Ho's
ruu the old farm down;
Kept carlin' every blessed thing he ral.su J
right into town!
He didn't treat thc land a bltl That soon
begins to tell
The cow won't keep on glvln' milk unless
you feed 'er well !
And cousin Henry, up to town, ho's also
foelin' blue,
ind doesn't seem to have the least idea what
to do.
He runs the general store, and he says it
doesn't pay
Well, I cou d tell 'tm what has made his
profits leak away;
He's just kept on a-: akin' out-not puttln' j
in a smell
Tho cow won't keep on glvln* milk unless ,
you feed 'er well !
There's Nephew William, now, who runs tho
tavern UD to town;
Why, bo makes money right and left-they
can't keep William down!
Thc folks he hires ha) to bo the best tbat
miy b < had! ?
He buy3 vho best of everything-the cheap,
ho says, is b id!
And so be's got the trade, you see, to make
his wallet swell
Tho cow won't keep on givln' milk unless
you feed 'er well !
And I have noticed that the men who always
seem to be
The highest up in business are the very ones ;
? ho see
Tba-, if you want to hold your trade or
spread it out a blt,
Iou can't just sit around and keep forever
robbin' it.
'Tis all the same the wide world o'er, no
matt er where you dwell,
To make the cow koep givln' milk you've
got to feed 'er well ! ?
-Cleveland Leader.
The Sweetest of Memory's Bells.
Wild is tho way through tho woodland, but
there are the sweet fields of clover
The bighing, cad pines and the jassnmtne
vines and tho rill that leaps laugh
ingly ovor
The lilies that rim lt-: he shadows that dim
1'; and there, winding winsomely
swoi-t,
In the path that still leads to the old home
through rivery ripples of wheat! j
And bark! 'tis tho song of tho reapers, and
1 know by its jubilant ringing
There ls gold in the gleam of the harvest and
love In tho hearts that are singing;
And still as of old to the either its music
mellifluous swells,
And the wind that sighs westward ls sway
ing the sweetest of memory's bells!
Lot me pass through the wheat and the
olover-O men and roso-maidens who
reap!
I, who come from the sound of the cities,
like a child to its mother would creep:
For through long years of tears and of
toiling, like harbor-bells over the foam
Tour voice far winging and ringing were
Binging me-singing me home!
And now, from the pain and the pleasure
from the sorrow and singing I flee
Like tbe birds when the storm-winds are
blowing -like the ships seek the haven
from sea!
And I laney tho violets know mo in gardens
of beauty and bliss;
And do not the red roses owe me the peace
of the prodigal's kiss?
The sun is still bright at tho portal; there
the love-light all radiant shines;
Heart! heart! there's a face wo remember
in the tangle and bloom of the vines!
Far off the glad reapers are singing-far off
In the rivery wheat.
And the arms of a mother aro dinging, and
the kiss or it mother is sweet !
-F. L. Stanton, in Ladles' Home Journal.
Do Teas Improve With Agc!
; "I have satisfied myself that the im
pression which many have that teas
improve with age is a mistake," ob
served the buyer for one of the large
hotels, "and I think I oan demonstrate
it to any one who will take the trouble
to look into it the least bit. Another
thing I haye found out, and that is it
is economy to look at tea before buy
ing it. There is a great deal of broken
and dusty teas oi teas with dead leaves
thrown upon the market, and it is poor
economy to buy them, though oc
casionally the price on them is some
what reduced. Those that show black,
infused leave?, or stalks that float ou
the surface of the infusion, should not
be purchase."}. They cannot be de
pended upon either for flavor or taste.
Particular people are more particular
about tea then anything else served at
a hotel, and I assure you it requires
that every precaution shall be takcu
to keep some guests. I am somewhat
cranky myself on tea, and when I can
get good tea for the same money I
have tu pay for a second grade of the
4 me tea, I prefer to get the best at the
same irice."-Washington Star.
"OOD'3 WITH THE COUNTRY STItt*
It's the same round sun as it heaves ls
sight
The same blue sky o'er the hill;
So, a song by dny and a song by night,
For God's with the country still !
It's the same sweet moon, with the same
soft ltsrht,
And the stars their splendors spill;
Bo, a sonf? by day and a song by night,
For God's with the country still !
It's the same old world, with its rosy round",
And the same sweet song bird? trill;
And the storm winds blow, but tho rosos
grow;
For God's with tho country still.
-T. F. Stanton, in Chicago Times-Herald.
FITH AND POINT.
When there is much to bo said on
both sides, there is seldom anything
omitted.-Puck.
Teacher-"How old are you, Wil
lie?" Willie-"I'm five at home, six
at school and four in tho cars."
Washington Times.
One of our builders was asked the
other day if a house of bis erected was
his last. "Yes," he said, "my last, |
but not leased."-Tit-Bits.
LIVPS of wheelmen all remind u?,
We may make ourselves sublime,
And in scorching loaves behind us
The policeman ?very time.
-Truth. I
Leading Him On: He-"Would
your mother let you go to the theatre
without a chiperone?" She -"Not
unless I was engaged."-Brooklyn
Life.
Mrs. Slowpay (enthusiastically)
"Isn't my now bonnet a poem?" Mr.
Slowpay (regarding tho unpaid bill) -
"Yes, dearest, an extended owed."
Philadelphia Call.'
"Dearest, if I were far, far away,
could you still love me?" "Why,
Reggy, what a question ! I'm sure the
farther you wore away the better I
should love you.."-Boston Traveler.
Supercum Flop-"What do you
isppesa Edgar Salt us means by speak
ing of a girl as a 'perfect rhyme?' "
Supercum Flip-"I don't know, un
less she was averse to him."-Harlem
Life.
"This prosperity yawp in all tho
newspapers is making ali kinds ot
trouble for me." "How so?" "Well,
I'd like to know what kind of a song
and dance 1 can give my landlord this
month."-Detroit News.
"i've quit selling bicycles on the
installment plan," said the dealer to
on applicant. "Why's that?" "Our
machine is of such a superior quality
that we are never able to catch the
fellows that owe us."-Detroit Freo
Press.
Spats-"I was introduced last
night to Soho's wife, and she has a
wonderful command of language."
Socratoots -"She ought to have for
she won the first prize in a word
building competition." - Pittsburg
News.
Mamma-"Bobby, I heard you
were a very naughty boy to day.
Now tell me all about it." Bobby
(with a sudden access of modesty) -
"Teacher says it isu't polite to talk
too muon about yourself."-Harper's
Bazar.
Unanswerable: Pat-"I tell yon
the ould frinds are always the best,
after all, and I can prove it." Denis
- "rlow?" Pat- "Where'il you find
a new friend that has shtoo l by you
as long as the ould ones have?"'
Cleveland Leader.
Daddy-"You must go to school
regular or you won't learn nufEn."
Cuine-"Did you go regular?" Daddy
-"Yes, indeed. I never missed but
one day." Cuttle-"I wundo ef you'd
have known enny moro thin you do ef
you had gone thet day?"-Harper's
Bazar.
"Are these cakes better or worse
than those your mother use I to
make?" asked Mr.". Newly-Wedd.
"Well, according to the marriage eer
vice, that's what I took you for," re
plied Mr. Newly-Wedd, in noncommit
tal fashion.-Philadelphia North
American.
Enormous Grizzlies in Alaska.
H. J. Burling, who is identified with
the salmon industry of Alaska as the
owner of cn extensive canniog plant
at Karluk, K ad ink Islam!, is among
the arrivals at tho Palace Hotel. Mr.
Barling brought down with him from
Karluck somo of tho largest bearskins
ever seen in San Francisco. One of
them, a perfect and unblemished skin
of an enormous grizzly, measures
twelve feet from tip to tip, and to
gether with several other peltry of
almost equal size it forms an inter
esting exhibit suoh as is not to be
seen every day in l^an Francisco. Mr.
I Barling ha? a marvelous tale to ro?ate
' of a native's way of killing a bear. It
is this :
j "There are many grizzlies on Kadiak
lulaud," he said, "as well as a large
number of cinnamon bears. I was
1 cruising around in a launch in an un
I frequented oove one day when I spied
I two imn use grizzlies not very far up
, the creek. They were so large that I
' did not care to go after them, hut
, when I got back to Karluk I communi
cated the fact to an Indian who en
joyed the reputation of being one of
; best bear hunters in that section. 'All
right,' he said. .Wall, you had better
hurry up,' I told him, 'because those
bears won't Btay there very long.' 'I
j ask mammy,'was his brief rejoinder,
j He was hf ty-two years old, but he had
' to ask bis mother. She was the oldest
woman in the village, and her opinion
carried a great deal of weight. Pretty
soon he started cross country after the
bears. Some of the natives of Kadiak
use firearms on their hunting expedi
tions. This fellow simply armed him
self with a long spear. He greased
his head and got to windward ot the
animals. Pretty soon he heard a
tramping iu the brush, and knew the
prey was approaching. He dug a hole
ia thegrouud, planted one end of the
spear tirmly with tho Doint in the di
rection of tho bear and then crouched
down. The bear came along and
licked the head of tho Indian. With
a swift and dexterous movement the
native cut a gash in the bear's neck
with the sharp spear point. The
nDgered animal drew back a few yards
and made a rush. Ho impaled himself
on the spear and all was over."
Mr. Barling has the the pelt of thc
animal.-San Francisco Ch?smele.
Couldn't Sec the Humor of V.
English girls are quite ns destitute
of a eenso of humor as are their
brothers. A pretty English lady was
bicycling down a steep hill and sa?/ a
i-heep lying across her path. Tootie
horror of htr friends she attempted to
jump tho animal. The result was dis
astrous, the sheep's feelings were hurt
and the bicycle a wreck. "But why
did you do it?" askod tho girl's
friends. "Why did I do it ! 'she ex
claimed, indignantly ; "I run^ my bell
as loudly as I could, but the silly crea
ture would not get out of tho way."
St, LOUM Star.
Hints Abont Eating.
Persons who live mostly on vegeta
bles have the best nerves and the best
complexions.
The healthiest and purest lives come
from those who do not eat meat before
they are 15.
Potatoes sliced thin and fried are
indigestible. They taste delicious, but
cause derangement of the liver.
Milk is the simplest and most
natural food, and if you cannot drink
it, your stomach is diseased. Cheese
is a good substitute.
Cake clogs the stomach; all rich
pastiy is poison to the liver, and soft
caramels and creams are very bad in
spite of the protest of the matinee girl.
Ped pepper is an excellent condi
ment, and its effect on the liver is re
markable. Malaria and intermittent
chills cannot endure the presence of
red pepper, which should be upon
every table.
For old persons to eat buckwheat
cakes and syrup, white bread and but
ter, sugar and fat meat is suicide. Let
them food on cracked wheat, potatoes,
barly cakes, fish, rye bread or south
ern crop cakes.
Incurable.
Old Lady-Poor fellow! I suppose
your blindness is incurable. Have
you ever been treated?
Blind Man-Yes, mum; but not very
often. 'Tain't many as likes to be
seen going into a public place with a
blind beggar.-Answers.
HOW TO FJNI> OUT.
Fill a Lotti? with urine and let lt stand
twenty-four hours, a sediment or settling
Indicates a diseased condition of the kidneys.
When your urine stains your linen lt is evi
d< nt you have kidney trouble. Too frequent
desire to urinate is convincing proof that
your ki' aeys and Madder are out of order.
WHAT TO 1?0.
There is comfort in the knowledge so often
expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
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in relieving pain in the back, kidneys, liver,
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increases and the soil improves
if properly treated with fer
tilizers containing not under
1% actual
Potash.
A trial of this plan costs but
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All about Potash-the results of Its ase by actual ex
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