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ODD BIM or onrosicATxoir.
Charles Stratton, better known aa
General Tom Thumb, was thirty-one
inches high at twenty-five years of
age. His wife was thirty-two inches
high at twenty-one. Their child is
said to have been the most minute
specie of humanity that probably ever
appeared on the earth.
De Piles mentions a biicd Fculptor,
who, guided by the sense of touch
alone, made a marble statute of Charles
I of England. It is singular, however,
that this sculptor is not mentioned, so
far as known, by any other writer, and
the story may he apocryphal.
Nicholas Saunderson, the blind pro
fessor at Cambridge, was almost pre
ternaturally gifted in the sense of
touch. By this faculty alone he could
distinguish counterfeit from genuine
metals and money, and could tell, by
the grain, of what wood a table was
Tames Thornburg, mentioned in the
English scientific publications early in
this century, was one of a family of
seven children, each of whom had six
toes on each foot. It is stated that his
mother and grandmother were similar
Matthew Buckinger, a German, who,
many years ago, exhibited himself in
London, had neither arms nor legs,
but, nevertheless, managed to write a
good hand, very clear and round, by
holding the pen between the stump of
of his right arm and his cheek.
Laura Bridgeman was the most re
markable example of the patience and
tac? requisite in the education of blind
and deaf mutes. It is said that, at the
beginning of her mental training, one
lesson was given her over 500 times
before she finally comprehended it.
Enture and Past
"She has a future," the critics ex
claimed in one voice, and the plaudits
of the multitude gave vociferous as
"Alas!" sighed the debutante. For
?he had worked hard during two years
and paid her fare to Sioux Falls twice,
all in order that she might have a past
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"The Old Yellow Almanac."
When Ella Wheeler Wilcox wrote the
poem, having for title tha same heading as
this article, she touched a chord that vi
brated in thousands of hearts. For Aycr's
Almanac, "The Old Yellow Almanac" of
tue poem, is intimately associated with ibo
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can be gathered from tba fact that the
yearly issue of Ayer 's Almanac ls from
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in twenty-eight editions and in some
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lish-Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, German,
Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Bohemian,
Welch, Italian, French, etc. The old stylo
almanac is looked upon by many as a relio
ot antiquity, especially the "patent med?
ame almanac," whose jokes are the-butt
often of the very papers in whose columns
they flist appeared. But there are almanacs
and almanacs. Ever since Dr. Ayer's
Almanac has been pnt ont lt has employed
as high a class of mathematical and astro
nomical talent as is available In the country.
The result is that lt stands on a par, in
respect of the reliability of its data and the
accuracy of its calculations with the U. 8.
Nautical Almanac, and testimony to this fact
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company, from students and mathematicians
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Remedies- Indispensible in the family and
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edition of this useful almanac Is now in
course of distribution through the cuggi&ts
of the country.
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r .ON'-.UMf'TI' >N (??;'
WHEN LOVE \
HE had not the least
shame ab sat telling
her age. On the
contrary, she was
rather proud to do
so. It was some
thing to bs proud of.
Kot that fhe was
sixty-four, but that at sixty-four she
looked not a day over forty-eight, and
a blooming forty eight at that.
True, her hair was silver, but what
a waving wealth of silver ! And it was
not teat to soften wrinkles either.
She wore as mauy of those ornaments
as it is legitimate to wear at forty
eight, and no more. Oh, she was cer
tainly a wonderful woman for her age,
was Mrs. Joseph Allestree!
Quaint, indeed, she appeared, par
ticularly on a certain evening, stand
ing tn the old square portico, with
the sun shining straight under the
trees into her face.
The houso at her back was low and
long. It stood endwise to the hazy
little river that flowed at toe foct of
the abruptly sloping lawn. On the
side, at the end o! a long, shady ave
nue, was a gate with an old-fashioned
wooden arch over it, concealed by
It was toward this gate that Mrs.
Allestree looked, leaning forward
eagerly, like a girl, one hand shield
ing her eyes from the level sunbeams.
She wore white-think of her daring
to wear white ! She was watching for
Joseph. He had goue down to Stone
ton-only a mile distant-for the post
at 5 o'clock. That was two hours ago.
Joseph did love dearly tc gossip with
the old farmers and shopkeepers, but
he really ought to remember dinner
But Joseph had not forgotten his
dinner. Ac thia verv minute the gate
opened and hia little gig rolled in,
followed by three enthusiastio dogs
a St. Bernuxd mid two red fetters.
Mr. Allestree, after embracing his
wife as if hvi had just returned from a
year's jourr ey, went in with ber to
dinner, and Mr. Allestree was -but I
will not describe him ; simply he was
everything that the husbs.ud of MM.
Allestree should have been. Forty
two years bad gone by since their
marriage and in a'.l that time they had
never been separated a single day.
.?Dearest," said Mr. Allestree as
they sat down. **I owe you an aDoloirv
for my tardi I at it co
away on an
had to stop t
can't yon pu "
to stay over Suno^
"I cannot, flonriet.
be attended to at once."
"But, Joseph, you can't go without
me. You know you never did su:h a
"1 am afraid I must do it this time,"
he replied, mourn: ul ly.
They sat in silence for some minute?.
Twice Mrs. Allestree wiped away a sly
tear with her napkin. At length,
bravely assuming a cheerful aspect,
she asked: "flow long will you be
"I can't possibly reach London, ac
complish all I want to and get homo
again in less than ten days."
"Joseph, it will kill m both."
"Ah, no, my dear," he laughed;
"it won't quite do tha:. At least, I
hope not lt will bo very, very hard.
But think, my love, Ave were apart live
long years once on a time."
"Ah, Joseph," with a ?ob in her
voice, "that was before we had ever
lived together. We only knew each
other by let er, you know."
"And a mighty comfort did we take
out of those same letters. Isn't it
strai ga that in two and forty years we
shouiu never have had occasion to
write to one anotbei ? Not since you
were Henrietta Shower."
"It is a singular circumstance," she
replied. "Yes, we can write. Do
you know, Joseph, the thought of it
already consoles me a little. It will
be such a delightful novelty."
It was a good thing for Mrs. Alles
tree that she expected visitors. But
after the guests had departed her con
dition was pitiable. Especially as no
letter had come.
Mr. Allestree had gone away early
on Saturday. Now it was Tuesday.
She had managed to be patient over
the Sabbath, but on Monday morning,
when Jimmy came up from Stoneton
empty handed, she bad refused to be
lieve that he had not dropped the let
ter or that the postmaster had not
There we::e only two deliveries in
the twenty four hours, and nt the
evening the same performance was re
On Tuesday Mrs. Allestree went her
self to Stoneton and delivered a severo
lecture to the postmaster upon gen
eral indiff?rence of Government of
ficials, thereby greatly annoying the
Mr. Framwell began to dread the
hours of del:';*ery. Twice a day, what
ever the weather, Mrs. Allestree pre
sented ber handsome, anxious faoe at
When he handed out the post to her
and she found not the letter she longed
for, au angry face it was that peered
in at him, nod a stern-albeit well
bred-voice that demanded of him to
hunt through every box, lest perchance
he had mad? some error in distribut
The deserted, neglected wife must
blame somebody, and she would not
blame her husband. She did not at
first even dz earn of blaming Joseph.
By the middle o? the week her whole
mood changed. She felt hurt, deeply
hurt. There seemed to be no reason,
no excuse fer such neglect. To tbi nk
that this, their first separation in so
mauy years, should be unbridged by a
She could rot have the consolation
of writing to him, for be had left no
address, thero being au unceztainty
about the very part of London iu
which that troublesome Perley was
It was the way of men, and he, it
seems, wa? not better than tho
rtvfc tf thea, tiuet cit tf kel riglrt
REW NOT OLD.
?he forgot-forgot all the love and
daily devotion of forty-two year.0.
By Saturday morning Mrs. Allestree
was ill-ill enough to go to bed.
Jimmy had to fetch both posts, and,
after delivering in person the first
one, he vowed to Molly that he would
not approach Mrs. Allestree again
while Mr. Allestree was away.
All day Sunday Mrs. Allestree lay
silent in a dark chamber. Molly could
not get a word from ber, nor would
she eat. lt was almost restful to be
so weak. True, she was in despair.
She had given up all expectation of
seeing Joseph again, but compared
with the bewildering tossings of vain
conjecture, her present state was one
of quietado and peace.
But by Monday morning she was
suffering torments once more. She
felt that if Jimmy returned without
.either Joseph or a letter she would
surely die, and, indeed, she nearly
died as it was.
When the wheels sounded again
upon the gravel Mrs. Allestree sat up
in bed. She was whiter than her hair.
No voices were heard below. She
clutched her heart and gasped. But
presently a door opened and a step
came up the stairs. Jt was the step
of Joseph. As ho entered the room
she fell back among the pillows.
"My teat Henrietta, what's all
this? * He looked around almost ac
cusingly upon the two frightened
women, as if he bad caught them in
the act of assassinating their mistress.
"Didu't Jimmy tell you?" she mur
"You know Jimmy never tells any
thing. He lid say you wereu't well.
But have you been very ill, dear?"
The women had withdrawn, and he
seated himself upon the bed.
"Joseph, you might have sent ma
one little linet"
"Wh-what? I don't quite compre
"Yes, it wouldn't have hurt you to
write a line."
"denrietta, I wrote to you every
day, and sometimes twice a day."
They stared at each other.
"But I never got a solitary letter,"
sbo said presently. "I sent to every
delivery-went myself until I became
ill. Mr. Framwell said there was
nothing from you. It nearly killed
.'rlowover." he rnutterfid. likha*
?Ul . x ir." n.ii*
..-?>. .-.tit Cl tb. i r
Hi ..' J. . ?Tl tb? ?f?*y do? o .-.*?:.".',
. .rd kin ha, ha, lia'* borwo- c;
rf ior .Ti coy to onn:> r -
ta? 'J . 'trw tu.nuL? tbu.v ..<-..?.
. . . ; of th? aro'Aii'ifc, ana within
...-..jtfose? ij?ey.??tt?ed I . :
' ir. A!ce t ;* .?r.-vr'ilt?? n;? t-;*
stairs, bursting boy-fashion into his
wife's room. He carried a package of
letters, which he spread out in a cir
cle on the bed. There were fourteen
of them, and every one was addressed
to Miss Henrietta Shower.
For a short space nothing was said,
and then the two aged lovers began to
laugh, and they laughed until they
* * J oseph, ' ' she said, * 'it's very funny,
very, but was almost the death of me.
How did you come to do it?"
"Why, Henrietta, love, when I once
got out of your dear, familiar presence,
the old days came back completely.
You were little Betta Shower, and-"
Jos?"\ Allestree blushed j he did
not o lo quote poetry
And our two and forty yeaf3
Setuned a mist tbat rolled away?
Thc House a Millionaire Will Build?
A magnificent mansion, built en
tirely of colored glass bricks, bas been
planned to be built for a Pacific coast
millionaire. The architects are not
yet permitted to disclose the name ol
the prospective owner of this unique
arohitectured oddity-first, because he
is .still abroad, and, second, because
certain deta ls of construction have
not yet beeu determined.
This building, which will be de'
signed somewhat after the style of as
old Pompeiian palace, in to be begun
duriDg the winter. On account of the
elaborateness of the design and tbe
great care and skill required in the
construction of the building, it will
not be completed under two years.
Ibe architects say that the ground
plan of the house will in eome respecte
resemble that of the house of Pansa,
familiar to readers of "ihe Last Dayn
ot Pompeii." The brioks will be 01
various sizes, shapes and colors, and
the effect will be of an Oriental rich
ness which will defy deecription.
This will be the first residence in the
world constructed of such material
and on these lines. It is to bo built
in the form of a square inclosing ar
open court, inside of which a fountain
will play. By means of electrio lights
with many colored globes concealed
at the source of the fountain the watei
will fall in a shower of van-colored
hues. It is said that the owner of thir
tonntain contemplates on certain oc
casions having perfnmed water flo?
from the fountain, thus scenting the
entire court, and on occasions of fes
tivity a continuous current of Cali
fornia wine of his own vintage will
flow from the pitcher held in the up
lifted haul of the Bacchante in the
in :e ri or of the fountain.-St. Lo ait
A >'ev Material for Floors.
According to a French paper, th?
name of "pa pym. i tu" has been given
to a novelty in the way of a flooring
material recently invented by Mr.
Otto Eraner, ot' Chemnitz. The arti
cle is a special preparation of pawer'
pulp in the form of a dry powder.'
Tbip, when mixed with water, may be
spread like mortar overstone, cement,
or wood, where it dries quickly an?
may be smoothly planed ; beside
whicb, it may bo tinted almost an,\
color, so as to adapt it for parquetiu?.;
with variegate borders, or for paneh
and mosaics. ' mong the advantage?
claimed by tb- iventor aro freedoir.?
from crevices on-aonductivity o'
heat, slaitioity \ stouirk?blv dura
BEMM OE STYLE.
A MIRROR OF FASHION FOR
Kew York's "Matlneo Girl?'-Her
Fads and Ko bles-Gowns Seen
at the Ba::aar of the Red
(Special Kew York IiOtter.)
X* "T'GT'HAT would New York be
\/\ / witbont its matinee? Abd
\ Y what Would a mntiheo be
without the matinee girl?
Armed with her opera glasse^ her
bon-bon box ano. bunch of violets, the
can make most anything, if she bc
bright and pretty. For sha is a merry,
winsome, saucy and audacious little
?inner, with a world of subtle plans
blossoming under tho sunshine of her
llufly bong. She is going to ontdo all
the other matinee girls or die, and,
when her aim sa conquest, those of
the masculine perfuasion might cs
well give up the Sight, ticing a woman
myself, tho study of tho matinee girl
dpecies of my se:c has been a keen and
interesting pleasure. Not that I have
any curiosity about her, you under
stand, nor about anything else, EO far
as that is concerned I
Miss Matinee Blossom's programme
for a Saturday afternoon is a varied
one. It usually starts with a curtain
raiser in the shape of a luncheon at
one of the popular luncheon resorts in
the neighborhood of Twenty-third
utreet. After this comes a promenade
intermission just long enough for a
jaunt to the confectioner to have the
bon-bon box filled, and then the hurry
and flurry to reach tho theatre in time
to have five or ten minutes in the foyer
in which to gossip with the other mat
inee girls, show off pretty tailor-made
costumes and criticise those that are
not strictly "en regie." At last the
play begins-and so do the praises
und criticisms. If a popular actor
that is, if he be handsome, which is
the height of popularity in the mat
inee girl's eyes-is in the cast, praises
predominate, and woe betide the
FAILOB-MADE I-ROCK OF BLACK BROAD
CLOTH SEEN ON BROADWAY.
Heroine if ehe seems one whit ihdiffer- j
?nt to the love professions of Ibis stage
leve-tdek swain. There is Rossip and
chatter galore as Foou as the curtain lalla
and also considerable visiting from ono.
box or one side of tho house to the.'
oiher. This is repeated three or four
Limes, accordiusr tho number of acts,
ind then a little moro gossip, consid
erable more criticism and linal y the
promenade up and down Fifth avenuo!
and broadway, with another stop for
the glass of toda water and a chat with
the young meu who, knowing tba
habits of these coquettish maidens,
nevpr fail to malte a cull at the con]
lectioners about this time every mat'
Last Saturday, however, there was ft
change in the programme, for instead
of pursuing the uninterrupted prom?.'
?nade the matinee girl stopped at th?
Waldorf to take a peep at the daintr
novelties on exhibition at the fail
iziven by tho Red Cross Society in the
beautiful ball rooms of this hotel.
The bazaar was managed by mem
bers of New York's "Fou;- Hundred;"
consequently the gowns were beauti
ful and interesting. Mrs. George F.
Sbra<;y, the wife of one of Gotham's
most noted physicians, wore a very
BHAIDED JACKET TRIMMED WITH FUE.
handsome gowc. that uumistakih'y
bore tho cachet of Paris. The skirt,
was of heavy, rich black brocade,
plain and full, and finished at (he bot
tom with two little plaited frills. The
-Lort bodice was trimmed with ex
quisite cat jet and the collar and front,
tue latter made u tb? f?rrn of a joke
reaching to the bast line, were of tur*
qa oise blue mirror velvet. Rich Ieee
was worn at the throat and wrists and
a large, superb diamond broooh in
TAN KEBSEY ENGLISH WALKING COAT LINEL'
WITH CHANGEABLE SILK.
fleur-de-lis design, sparkled at tho left
side of the collar, where it fastened.
The plain sleeves were finished with
high, puffed shoulder oaps.
The flower, fern and palm booth was
presided over by Mrs. Edwin Gould,
who was radiant in a deep violet vel
vet gown made with a plain skirt and
a bodice that fastened on the left side
i,in a doable-breasted fashion. The top
Of the bodice was filled in with black
grenadine showered with violets of
both white and purple. The sleeves
were made of shirred grenadine and
were capped with a series of tiny vel
Mme. Olarovsky, wife of the Rus
sian Consul, who was in charge of the
bric-a brae booth, woro an exquisitely
BLUE CLOTH GOWN WORN AT THE
RED CROSS BAZAAR.
plain tailor gown of deep blue clotb,
made with a double breasted bodice.
Tho trimming consisted of some neat
6'.itching of heavy silk, and an edging,
collar and belt of pale blue taffeta. An
illustration of this pleasing costume is
shown on this page.
Mr*. Theodore Sutro wore an ex
tremely stylish and pretty gown that
set aft to advantage her clear olive
complexion and glorious dark hair. It
was developed in light tan colored
corduroy with opal green velvet trim
mings. The full plain skirt fitted the
hips as smoothly as a glove,and sloped
out grad nal ly uu til the bottom showed
a pronounced tiare. The short jaoket
just covered tho belt line and was out
lined in irridescent passmenterie,
showing opalline glints and gleams. A
jaunty bolero, also outlined with the
opalline passmenterie, was Cut away in
picturesque lines and showed a full
front of opal green velvet jeweled
with real opals until it looked almost
Oriental in its vivid colorings. The
close-fitting collar fastened with a clasp]
of exquisito Eastern opals, showing
splendid restless fires within their
glowing passionate hearts. A similar
beautiful clasp fastened the belt, and
on the cuffs there were lovely opal
buttons in the form of buckles.
A small gathered opal velvet turban
was worn with this artistic gown, and
the whole effect was charming in the
Let me tell you of a dainty bit of
headgear I saw at the fair. The crown
is that of a lilipntian Napoleon hat,
trimmed at the back with two immense
bunches of velvet dahlias. A large
bow of preen velvet much on the Al
satian order spreads its loops aer?se
the front and one large plume tm
rounded at the base by several smal
ones completed the garniture. The
short collarette worn with this hat war
made of rose-colored doth embroid
ered with heavy black braid and edged
with a flounce of plaited black chiflos
over ro-e colored taffeta.
One of my matinee girls was as chic
as possible in a smart tailor-made
frock of black broadcloth inado per
fectly plain, save for the numerous
rows of fine stitching, that showed the
tailor's art oft to advantage. Her hat
was made of dark Empire green vel
vet, trimmed with an immense bunch
of red roses resting upon her hair in
the back and a couple of rich, dark
plumes on the left side of the brim.
Another stunning girl wore a jucket
of fctem green doth,braided with black
cord and finished with an edging oi
Persian lamb ; her companion was rad
iant in the jauntiest of English walk
ing coats, made of tan Kersey and fin
ished with large carved pearl buttons.
The costumes illustrated herewith
were designed by the National Cloak
Co., of New York. _
Animals living in absolute darkness
have HQ eyes whatever.
TELLING THE BEES,
Bathsheba came out to the sun,
Out to our walled cherry trees?
fhe tears adown her cheek dtd run(
bathsheba standing in the sun>
Telling the bees*
J!y mother hnd that moment died;
Unknowing sped I' the treo?>
ind plucked Bathsheba's ?land aside;
Then caugbt the name that lhere she cried
Telling the bees.
?1er look I never caa iorgat;
I that hell sobbing to her knees;
Nie cherry boughs above vs met;
' thick I seo Bathsheba yet
Telling tho bee?
-Lizetto 'Woodworth Reese.
PITH AND POINT.
A lifc-insurauco agent may bo de?
icribed as a man who procures poli*
.'ies for people who don't want their
lives insured. -Puck. ,
"Why is it that so many novelists
aave been newspaper men?" "The
first thing that every reporter learns
U to write fiction."-Life.
Dasbaway- "I don't think I could
.tend it if I loved that girl any more."
Oleverton-"Why not?" Dashaway
-"I might want to marry her."
Papa-"Willie, where are those ap
iles gono thatwere in the storeroom?"
iVillie- "They are with the ginger
jread that was in tho cupboard."-?
Sew Castle Chronicle.
"John," said his father to the heir,
'.ged five, "do you want your grand?
mother to put you to bed ?" ' 'Any old
thing will do," replied the little man.
Clara-"Wouldn't you like to mar
ry a man who has a steam yacht?"
Estelle-"Well, perhaps. But I would
rather marry a man who could afford
jne but didu't."-Truth.
Papa-"Don't you think he is very
.arge for his age?-only fourteen
monthp." Friend-"Ye-ee. Do you i
know, I've observed that most babies
.re very largo for their age?"-Puck.
Gumso-"Do you think that the In
dians are really capable of civiliza*
?ion?" Cawker-"How can you doubt
it, when you consider what a stiff game
of football they can put up?"-Life.
"Vocalists have two marked peculi
arities." WLat are they?" "Those
who can sing have to be coaxed to
Bing, and those who can't sing have to
be coaxed to stop."-Chicago Record.
Reporter-"That fellow who wanted
his name kept out o' the paper called
in to-day. Oh, ix? was mad !" Edi
tor-"What about?" Reporter-?"Jt
seems we kept it out."-Roxbury Ga*
"Air! air!" gasp the dying man.
The bravo girl heard him and hesi
tated not a monent. Leaping /rom j
her wheel she punctured both her
Lires with all possible haste.--Detroit
Mrs. Henry Peck (whose mother has
been visiting them lor over four
months)-"1 don't know what to buy
mother1 for a Christmas jiresent, do :
you?" Mr. Henry Peck-"Yes? Buy j
her a traveling bag!"-Tit Bits.
* ?ttfc sal ; ?Z nine '
father t--> ht?! bed .... . .
'?J want %v a?k YO r .
that that poo-i i r ?
, . . '.? ir: -j .;. ms
m'cuey. *Jtt'?s not. Ph'at ?tc;
* b:tf.t? libel, started Uy t^tuo em
Is tif poor ?L-V.JW to g*l these*...
.-. ' ieeo3ic?rs after Uiw. He'd IJ?'?U
\__g A little mosey xeee&Qj -.-j!
that is all." -uuiuago tout.
Yet the Captain Told Him.
An Englishman, touring through
America, went on board a steamer late
one night, and on the following morn*
ing, after walking on deck and look*
ing around him, he stepped up to the
captain and asked : "1 beg pardon,
but would you kindly tell me what
lake I'm on?"
"The Lake Huron," replied the
captain, and turned away.
The Englishman looked puzzled for
a moment, and then, following the
captain, began again: "I beg your
pardon, you said-"
"It'sthe Lako Huron," roared tho
captain, thinking thc man was deaf.
"Yes, I know," persisted the pas*
senger, "but what's the name of tho
lake I'm on?"
"The Lake Huron!" shouted the
captain, incensed at what he thought
gross studidity, and bo turned away
to relieve himself by railing ut one of
the hands. The Englishman looked
more puzzled than ever.
"The lake you're on is the Jake
you'r on. Of course it is! The lake
I'm on can't help being the lake I'm
on. What impertinence! Let me look
in my guide book ; perhaps that will
It did tell him; and then the humor
of the situation suddenly dawned upon
Red Rocks Mark Her Grave.
In sight of the Erie tracks, between
Susquehanna and Great Bend, are the
"Bod Rocks," a red cliff standing
above the Susquehanna River. Near
them can be seen traces of the grave
of a beautiful Indian maiden, the
daughter of a famous chief. She was
betrothed to a young brave, a mem
ber of the father's tribe, then en
camped near here. Her father de
sired her to marry the son of the
chief of the neighboring tribe, and
the wish of tbe paternal ancestor
usually counted for something.
In consequence, she resolved to fly
to the "happy hunting grounds," and
one night she stole noiselessly from
her wigwam, and, with the death song
upon ber lips, flung herself from the
high cliff, her life's blood staining the
rocks below, and to that day have re
tained the reddish hue which the rains
and floods of a century have failed to
When tne maiden's lover saw her
mangled corpse he retired to a cave in
the mountains, and was never seen
alivo again. Forty years later his
petrified body was found in the cave
by a wandering remnant of the tribe.
Under his body were found the long
raven tresses of tho old chief's daugh
ter.-Nev/ York Press.
Ancient Tubular B:>Hcr.?.
Exammotion of certain bronze ves
sels exhumed at Pompeii has revealed
that the Greeks and Romans made use,
2U0? years ago, of the tubular form of
boiler coustruction, wh'ch modern en
gineersreinvented not many years ago,
and which is now regarded as one of
their crowning achievements. These
old contrivances were not designed to
stand steam pleasure, of course, their
purpose being merely to heat water or
wine, but several of them are provid
ed with real water gratos and other
tubes to ?acilitule the rapid circulation
of the contained liquid and increase
tho effective furnace area.
Analysis of Presidential tote?
The eleetorial vote as canvassed by
the electors of the various states was
McKinley, 271, Bryan? 176.
The popular vote-McKinley, 7?121?
342; Bryan, 6,502,600; Palmer} 134;
731; Levering; 123,428. McKinley's
In some of the states the votes of
William J. Bryan on the Bryan and
Sew?ll ticket ?nd on th? Bryan and
Watson ticket were added togother,
giving his total vote in the state. The
vote for each ticket w?s as follows:
Alabama-Bryan and Sewall, 107,
137; Bryan and Watson, 24,089; Colo
rado-Bryan and Sewall, 158,884,Bry
and Watson 2,389; Florida-Bryan and
Sewall, 30,683, Bryan and Watson, 2,
053; Maine-Bryan and Sewall.32,200,
Bryan and Watson, 2,287; Massachu
setts-Bryan and Sewall, 90,530, Bry
an and Watson, 15,181; Mississippi
Bryan and Sewall, 55,933, Bryan and
Watson, 7,320; Nevada-Bryan and
Sewall, 7,802, Bryan and'Watson, 575;
New Hampshire-Bryan and Sewall,
21,271, Bryan and Watson, 379; Ohio
-Biyan and Sewall, 474,882: Bryan
and Watson, 2,615; Pennsylvania
Bryan and Sewall, 427,125; Bryan and
Watson, 6,103; Tennessee-Bayan and
Sewall 163,651, Bryan and Watson, 4,
525; Texas-Bryan and Sewall, 284,
298; Bryan aud Watson, 76,926; Wy
oming-Bryan and Sewall, 10,375, Bry
an and Watson, 486.
The total vote for the Bryan and
Watson ticket was 144,928.
The total vote for Machett was 35,
The total vote for Bentley was 13,
The total vote cast in the United
States was 13,930,942.
Why He Marveled.
"Its very interesting," said young
Mr. Giggs' tailor, "to read about some
of the customs of the people in Asia. "
"I suppose so," was the reply.
"I have just learned that in that
part of the world every man makes it
a rule to pay all his bills on the first
of each year."
"You don't say so!" .
Yes. And what strikes me as the
most extraordinary part of it is that
those are the people to whom we Bend
missionaries in order to civilize them. "
HOW TO FIND OLT.
Fill a bottle or common water glas? with
urine and let lt stand twenty-four hours; a
sediment or settling indicates a diseased con
dition of the kidneys. When urine stains
linen ii is positive evidence of kidney trouble.
Too frequent desire to urinate or pain in the
back ts also convincing proof thot the kid
neys and bladder aro out of order.
WHAT TO DO.
There is comfort in the knowledge so often
expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Kcot,
the great kidney remedy, fultllls every wish
ia relieving pata in the back, kidneys, liver,
bladder and every part of the urinary pas
sages. It corrects inability to hold urine
and scalding pain in passing lt, or bad effects
following use of liquor, wine or beer, and j
overcomes that unpleasant necessity of being
compelled to get up many times during the
night to urinate. The mild and the extraor
dinary effect of Swamp-noot ls soon realized.
T1 -* J - the highest for its wonderful cures
st distressing cases. Sold by drag
ue flfty cents and one dollar. For
>ttle and pamphlet, both sent free j
nention this paper and send your
- )fflce address to Dr. Kilmer 4 Co.,
:on, N. Y. Tho proprietors of this
trantee the genuineness of thlaoffer. 1
erewski, it is said, can play from
,ry over 500 compositions. He
to read or play a composition
to him only twicer in order to
jrize it, and, frequently, after
ng it over, can sit down at the
a and play it without referring to
"I was greatly annoyed last year with a se
rete attack of eczema, and after using several
other remedies with no benefit I used TETTEE
IXE with perfect success, two boxes having made
a complete cure. I would not take one thousand
dollars for the benefit I've derived from its use.
and take pleasure li recommending lt to
others." SALOMON COHEN.
Pres't. Savannah Carriage Co.
1 box uv mall for 50c. lu stamps.
J. T. SHUPTRINE, Savannah, Ga.
CASCARETS stimulate liver, kidneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe; 10c.
It is none too early to be planning for next
spring's vegciabe garden and flower Deas.
The i.rst ti.iiiK to do is to get aReliablei cat
alogue of seed' and pl-tnts. Vick; s i lora
Gu ?lc, published at Koclicster, ST, \, BO well
known lor nearly fifty year?, is the one to
send for. The cost for catalogue and a pact
age o. .-eeds is only 15 cents. -ee advertise
ment, which has many attractive offers.
FITS stopped free and permanently cured. No
flt? after first day's use of DR. KLINE'S GREAT
NERVE RESTORER. Freo ifc? trial bottle and treat
ise. Send to Dr. Kline. Vii Arch St.. Phlla.. Pa
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children,
teething, softens the gums, reduces lnflaninia
Uon, allays pain, cures wind coUc. :i5c. a bottle.
WHEN bilious or costive, eat a Cascaret,
candy cathartic; cure guaranteed; 10c., 25c.
. I am entirely cured of hemorrhage of lungs
by Piso's Cure for Consumption.-LOUISA LINO
AMAN, Bethany, Mo., Jan. 8, 'W.
If afflicted with sore eyes use Dr. laaac Thomp
son's Eye-water. Druggists sell at ??c. per bottle.
to une perno.i in ever?
county. Please apply
?mmptly to Georgia
pla and booklet frc*, ld. STERLING RKVEDT Ol
Because it is absolut
Because it is not i
Because beans of th<
Because it is made 1
the exquisite ru
Because it is the mc
Be sur: that you gi
BAKER & CO. Ltd., Dorc
Et.\nd?rd Be td and Flint Catalog?*. Connia
THF nillDF - - 1 One packet either Wondei
int UUIUC I Japan ftlornln? Gio
and yOUT ChOlCej Two packets aie., three pac
Vick's niutrated Monthly Kigaxlne which tells
to date on these subjects, for S months, the OoU
Every tenth person sending an Order as above will r
When ordering state where yon r? ? IM*
Kaw Ulis .nlv. and wc will send a fi III P \ UM
packet of Flower Seed? free WHIIII-O HU
AU women work;
Some in the homes.
Some in church, and some in th j
whirl bf society:
Many in the store? and shops, and
tens of thousands are Cn the ne ver-ceaaV
lng treadmill, earning their daily food.
AU are, subject to the sam? physical
laws; allsuf- 4:
fer alike . 8g
Lydia E. Pink
ham's 44 Vegetable Compound " is the
unfailing cure for this trouble. It
strengthens the proper muscles, an i
displacement with all its horrors will
no more crush you.
Backache, dizziness, fainting, "bear
ing-down," disordered stomach, moodi
ness, dislike of friends and society-aU
symptoms of the one cause-will be
quid-ly dispelled, and j'ou w'U again
be fr ??i.
DON'T BE CUT KNIFE.
We can euro you without lt. If you hare
the PILES use p amer's Pile Ointment.
We guarantee to give Instant and
permanent reUef. Send five two
cent stamps to cover j MM lace and
we will moll FREE package. Ad
dress Dept. A.
New s?p-ii?-er M*>dle.ln? Co..
ACCOMPJ.ISHES_EIJHER OR BOTH.
'.Impure Mood and Its attendant ?Mli
-CANNOT exist li you taite the remedy.
?WHITE US FOB PARTICULARS.
S. 3B. P.Co.,
Box 23, Atlanta, Ga,
REVOLVER FREE. WATCH FREE
133 o ner articles. Cost nothing. Readouroffer
I IM I ,IMJ?L Every person who cutt tnli out and tends
lr 1/U L (QnQgh to t:?. naming express office, will ba ?ntl.
I nLLvMfMr t>.i io i automatic. doubi*?ction.& aw.
model ? or M ca), tl Revolver I solid .
nickel M ?em wind and ?tem te: Watch.
1 elegant rolled galil ll Veat Chain.? tripla
tllver plated Tea 9|>o<>ns vent, tl,
pair gold plated tl Cuff Buttons,geld
plated Watch Chaim worth TSC- t
tm. diamond -oil.; cold tl Scarf ria."
t doa. Collar Buttent, too Envelop**,
1 doa. hlgh-grad* Lead renell*.
1 Lead Pencil Sharpener, ' rock
el Memorandum and 1 Perpet
ual Button Hole Bouquet.
All we ask. In order to In
troduce oar cicari, ll that
y u allow ut to send lo
same package (4 of oar
I finest toe Cigare rained
at ni;. Full examination,
a'lowod Remember, vou only pay HU and expreie tor th*
ciliar?, and the 140 anieles named abure ure free. If jon don'?
consider th* lot worth 3 times what we eek, don't pay l cent.
Address WINSTON B1FI?. CO.? Winston, N. C.
BIP? IN MAT.
Capt. Moses' Best Winter Apple.
Rip?na November. Keeps Till May. -
LADY THJMPSOS. ^?sSST
Best New and Old Varieties of
Fruit Trees, Vines and Small Fruits.
Also Roses and Ornamental Trees.
E>r*Cataloguo free. Liberal terms to dealers.
X\7*. JO. BEATIE,
Packed Without Glass.
TEN FOR FIVE CENTS.
This special form of RI pans Tabules li prepared
from the original prescription, but moro econom
ically put up for tho puni?se of meeting til?
Uni venial modern demand ?or a low price.
IHltEUTIONS.-lako one at meal or bed
time or whenever you feel poorly. Swallow lc
.whole, with or without n, mouthful of water.
They euro nil nt..mach troubles : bardah pan |
Induce sleep ; prolong; life. An Invaluable tonie.
Best ?nrlna- Medicine. Ko matter what's tc?
matter, one will do yon good. One fd rea relief.
a cure will result it directions aro fellowed.
The five-cent par tapes aro not yrt to be baa of
all dealer*, although it ls probable that almost
any druggist will ol.taln a supply whf-n requested
by a customer to <1.> M>: but In any case a single
carton, containing ten tabules, will be sent, post
?ga paid, to any address for five cent? In stamp?,
forwarded to th? Jtlpans Chemical Co.. No. ?
iprucext, New York. Until the iroods are thor
oughly introduce'! to the trude, agents and ped
dlers will bo supplied a; a price which will UHOW
them a fair marvin of profit, vus. : 1 dosen car
tons foriO cents-by mail 45 cents. 12 dosen (lt?
carton?) for 8? T?-by mail for S itt. S groe* (710
cartons) for MU& 25 (rroea (3.B0J cartons) for
a 100. Cash with the order in every case, and
freight or express cuarjres at the buyer's cost.
SMOKE YOUR MEAT W/Tfii
JUCBU?. E. KRAUSER t BRO. WILTOW, Pa.
Ul lWlllc?r.dlalOl?l?D.r?. K? F
ase of constipation. Casca rets are the Ideal Laxa
rip or gripe, hut rance easy natural remits. Sam-$
)., Chicago. Montreal. Can., or New fork. tl?,
or & Co.'s
nade by the so-cailed Dutch Process in
ls are used.
: finest quality are used.
oy a method which preserves unimpaired
dural flavor and odor of the beans.
ist economical, costing less than one cent
it the genuine article made by WALTER
hester, Mass. Established 1780.
AL GUIDE - 1897
i all that's Haw and Good, always Reliable.
rial Brunching- Arter, New i f" f?TQ 1
ry, or Pansy Cboico mixed? for I w\ .??.?
kets 30c, Full retail price ? eta. IO j
how ts grow Plants, Flowers and Vegetables, and Is np
ls and Oas packst of Sseds (tuyned above) for ts-aaata.
eceive a coupcm good fer 50 cents' worth of Seed frea
K'S SONS, ROCHESTER, H. ll