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THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
E31DE a lovely lit?
lake in SwitzerlaDi
there is a small villag.
of scattered vine-cla<
chalets, and the grea
mountains loom fm
beyond. On a slri
of ground, juttmgintt
the lake, a woman is standing. Hei
grsy hair is smoothly drawn in a knoi
on the bark of her head. She is clad
in peasant cost?me and there is a
strange mingling of youth and agc
about her. Her face is a strangely
pathetic one, and there is a look ol
terror in her eyes at times which
comes and goes, awakened by the
least emotion. The villagers call her
Above her two gentlemen are in tba
terraced garden, and the elder cries
to the peasant woman: "Good even
ing. Mme. EngermanD. Are yon ex
pecting Andre ? When he eames back
with his cows and goats from the
mountain he will be ttaying with
"I wish it were so," said the wom
an. "Eut he stays at home only a
short time. He has to go back again.
Then-then he will remain home until
the springtime," and Andre's mother,
bowing, went on her way.
The gentleman's friend then asked
his comrade: "Who ia that woman?
She reust have been beautiful once.
What wonderful, far-searching eyes
ehe has ! They haunt me. Has she a
a story? How account for that sem
blance of terror in her face?"
"Poor soul ! She was married four
teen years ago, and had a good hus
band, the handsomest man ip the
canton. He was the most famous
guide, with a passion for scaling
mountains, and he was well-to-do, and
once he went on his las
was just before Andre was
never came back. He w,
the snow. "
"And the shock his de?tv
has left its trace on the no
"That is it. They e.
fint, then more and more
was awakened from her
came to me-told me her
had heard her husband ory for helu.
Three days afterward came the sad
news. Her husband had been covered
by an avalanche- Then I heard that
Elisa had gone to the mountain. I
followed her. In a mountain chalet I
found Elisa- aud by her side was her
new-born son. Her hair had turned
gray ina single night 'JLhen there
was stamped on her eyes that look of
horror. It is a sad ?tory. The telling
of it is depressing. Come, let us finish
our cigars by the lakeside."
Andre had como home for a couple
of days. He was so brown and healthy
looking that his mother cried for joy.
He would be gone soon, that was true,
bnt would return in October for the
whole winter, -and then he should read
his father's book. Ho was not an idle
lad, had no bad ways, if only she could
get out of his head the idea of becom
ing a guide like K ooor father, and
when this thought came to her, her
heart would stand ?til), and that
strange look of horror filled her eyes.
In tho little house everything was
in abeolute order. On a wooden bench
sat the mother and her tor, she busy
with her knitting, and Elisa was
silently worshipping her son. He was
fifteen now, and so like his father.
And now they talked, and th? boy
said: "Mother, what with your knit
ting and the chickens to care for, and
housework, you never can be lonely."
The mother started. "Lonely
lonely 1" She would not tell him how
she longed for him-her boy-and
then at once that dread look started ic
her eyes. The fear born with her
ohild had never for a moment left her.
Would her Andre, living on the moun
tain tcp, get an idea that he could not
pass hi; days in the lowlands? Would
he become a guide, like his father? Il
was in the blood.
"I had better go to the mountains,'
Andre said ; "the air down here feeh
close and heavy. It is nice to be witl
yon, mother, bnt I could not work s<
well down here."
The mother started in terror, rosi
from her 6eat, and covered her fae
with her bauds. How had it hap
pened? These were almost the ver
p jrds Andre's father had spoken whei
bo started on his last trip-the jour
ney from which he had never returned
Was it so ords oed that Andre shouli
share his father's fate? When the tw<
days were up, Andre left for th
There c??e a night never tobe foi
gotten ?pibe villages beside the lake
Old fceople shivered in their slee
and drnamed they had ague. It wa
later on that came a booming sonn
across the lake.
"What was it?" Elisa asked hersel
as she looked ont.
The atmosphere was clearer. TL
lake looked peaceful an 1 gray, bnt tb
mountains and even the lowest ridg
of the hills were white with snow, i
?he watched, the huge pyramids oj
posite, on which she knew Andre kej
his sheep, began to gleam with silv<
brightness as the sun sent up ligl
from behind the cloud veil in whic
he was rising.
A heavy snowfall in Septem be;
For a moment Elisa could not belie1
her eyes; but there was no use
Presently the heard voices in tho gu
den above. M. Wissembourg was tal
ing to Hans Christen, the village ca
"I do not say it wag ar. ivalnnche
betaid; "but it waa a fall ol SOI
kimi above bohooegg,"
THOS. 1 ADAMS. PROPRIETOR.
EDGEE?ELD, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
VOL. LVII. NO. 13.
"Mother dear," he says softly, .?
want to tell you something. "
She smiles fondly at him. Eve
since the day when she was allowed t
bring Andre home exhausted, but alive
it had seemed to Elisa as if life wer
too full of blessing*
He had been some weeks in re
covering from his burial under th
"Mother," says Andre, "did yoi
guess that I was keeping a secret fron
yon?" Elisa's heart gave a big throb
and the lad felt it as he leaned agains
'Ton will tell me your 6ecret now,'
she says, timidly ; for as she looks ai
him Ehe feels puzzled, there is such i
gleam of mirth in his eyes.
Andre put both arms around her.
"Darling mother," he says, "yoe
must not be hard on me, I was verj
.childish then, I thought only of my
self. I know it was not kind. I neel
e to want to grow up fast so as to be a
strong man like father, that I might
f guide travelers across the glaciers."
. He felt her tremble, but she kept
9 her face still. He clasped her still
closer, and kissed her.
4 '?Mother, dear," he went on, "that
is all over now. I told you that while
j I was lying there under the snow it
r seemed like years. 1 went on think
b ing and thinking more than 1 ever
, thought before. ?This grief will kill
her,? I said. 'Preoious little mother !
, she has suffered so sadly ; sho cannot
[ stand this.' And then presently I be
gan to see how the mountain life I
wanted would have been a sad trial
to you. Mother," he roso up and took
both her hands in his, "I knew then
for a certainty I could not bo happy
while you were sad, and I wondered
how it was I had been to dull ; it all
came so clear"-he paused an instant ;
then he broke into a merry laugh.
"You will have me to plague you
always now. Imeantobe a carpen
Andre's mother strained her boy to
her heart as though she would make
him grow there, and he fjlt her hot
tears on his neck.-Macmillan's Maga
Rights of Tree Owners.
Tree owners have pome rights in tho
trees, even against corporations which
string wires, remarks the Boston Tran
script. It might bo supposed that all
interested people knew this fact, were
it not that the employes of telegraph,
telephone and trolley companies so
o!ten hack and mutilate trees without
so mnch as asking permission aud
without incurring any penalty there
for. One tree owner in Pennsylvania
refused to suffer in silence, and suc
' '7inof inflicted npon ?
virtual proprietorship lu u?ea extend
to the trees upon abutting streets.
The idea is a good one, adds the Tran
script, as the trees thus situated are
most liable to abuse from the string
ers of wires. _
Figs Attacked by a Pjthon.
No creature of the jungles of Java is
more feared tuan the terrible python.
A hunter tells of his experiences with
one of these hugo snakes.
"Gunning one day near the Wasli
river, in the interior of the island,"
ho says. "I watched a number of irild
bogs coming to the water to drink.
Suddenly the head of a snake roso
abovd the grass and a hog squealed. A
python had seized a full grown one,
easily threo feet high at the shoulder,
and thrown two coils around the body.
Under the tremendous pressure the
hog seemed to lengthen, and when
the sn ak J uncoiled I saw only a strip
of meat, nothing distinguishable but
the head. I shot the snake. It was
twelve feet long and over seven inches
through, and yet its coils had crushed
the bones of its prey like chips. There
is no doubt that hidden away in vast
swamps of the interior are many ana
condas of enormous size. Parties
have been made np to hunt them, but
the malarious climate drives them
. A Perpendicular Farm.
Julian Hawthorne writes of "A
Tropic Climb." describing one of his
experiences in Jamaica, for the Cen
tury. Mr. Hawthorne says : The land
up here is doubtless Government land,
which sells for about fifty cents per
aore. If, however, it is measured on
the horizontal, such an estate as this
must come cheap indeed ; for 1 don't
believe the horizontal extent of this
plantation, which might have had an
area of a quarter of an acre, was more
than fifteen or twenty feet. It is a
perpendicular region. The most con
venient way to operate such holdings
would be to rig a derrick to the top,
and swing the min with the hoe by n
rope in front o? his field of labor. He
would have to be careful in gathering
his produce, lest it should escape hil
grasp, and roll half a mile down inte
tho depths of the valley.
Canse of insomnia.
"Insomnia is caused by a surplus o
blood in the brain, and tho only wa;
to cure it is to remove the cause,
says a very wise doctor. "Loog-con
tinuod mental labor should, of course
be avoided. It keeps the blood vessel
of the brain constantly filled, an
when it is over they canrot cootracl
Tight clothing tends to throw th
blood to the brain, and it should b
avoided. The feet should be kej
warm, sinoo cold extremities interfer
with circulation. Unless the malad
results from moral causee, a little cai
aild common sense ure all that ai
necessary to cure it."
Plaiu Food for ?rain Workers.
Cruel and brutish people like larg
pieoes of raw or half-cooked mea
The more rofiued people aro the moi
oareful are they m the selection i
their food. They object to coars
heavy and greasy food. They lil
lean, well prepared meats, accompai
ied by vegetables, fruits and pla
dessert. Deep-thinkers, men of lar?
intellect, like plain food and ligh
dainty desserts. Wemen, asa gener
rule, require leso food than men.
IN THE W
of the Pres!
Capital as lt
THE White House has bee
greatly changed within th
past few years, writes Fran
G. Carpenter-in the Detroi
Free Pres?. All kinds of improve
ments have been made, und the whit
hair of John Quincy Adams' gboi
must rise in holy horror as he looks a
the magnificent furnishings. Mrs
President Harrison expended some
thing like $52,000 cn improvements
and a number of changes have beei
made by Mrs. Cleveland. The Harri
fiona spent a lot on the kitchen. Whei
they came in the basement was full o
ratp. One kitchen floor had been lah
on top of another, and they were al
rotten. Mrs. Harrieon ordered th<
wooden fl' ., taken out and had tin
grout ' rered with concrete. Upor
the top of this she put porcelain tilei
and walled all the rooms of the base
ment as high as one's ehoulder witt
the same material. The White House
is now lighted with electric lights.
The chandeliers have electric globes
and the lights are kept burning in the
basement and in most of the rooms ol
the building all night.
I think it was Martin Van Buren
who was denounced all over the conn
Iry for buying a set of gold spoons
fer the Whito House. The new china
which has been recently bought is
worth almost its weight in gold. I
know nothing about the late purchases
of Mrs. Cleveland, but tt
a new set of cut gla
the cupboards of ihe ext
mansion which co3t $1973.
happen to know that Mrs. Ha
sent one order to Europe for t*
four dozen chiua platee and live
coffee cups of u special design,
gress allows each President some
like $40,000 a year and moro to
the Whito House, and a largo pa:
this goes into new furniture
dishes. The linen costs a sic.all
tune. The table cloths are of the fl
damask, and )ho napkins shine
New carpets are bought abo at e\
six years, and though the ones wt
I found on the diflerent parlors
good, Mrs. McKinley will proba
have a chance to select new ones,
don't believe she will care to :rede<:
ate the rooms. When the blue rc
was last fitted up the artists :recei
more than $5000 for the work. '.
walls of the blue room are now pad
and draped with silk as fino a9 i
of tho ball dresses of the lajies v
than a thou6ana
White House parlors and dining rouu.-,
and tho carpets every wi ero match tho
furniture and hangings.
But let me tell you just how the
White House looks in this year of our
Lord 1897. It is bigger than it seems,
for it covers the third of an acre. You
do not see the basement as you look
at it from tho street, and tho base
ment ie almost a house in itself. Its
rooms aro high, and, with its recent
improvements, it is now as dry ns a
bone. The White House is nome dis
tance back from the street A big
park surrounds it, and going up to
the flout door you walk about a drive
which leads in the shape of a half
moon to Pennsylvania avenue. On
one side of this drive there is a flag
pavement, and in coming iuto the
side of the yard nearest tho Treasury
you walk half the length of the build
ing before you reach the frc nt porch.
As you do this you can look right
down into tho basement and see the
servants at work. The room below
you is devoted te the laundry, and
you may see colored women here al
most any day of the week rubbing
away at our President's shirt?. Passing
these you reach tho large porte
cochere. The columns which uphold
this are as big as tho bigger,'; oak tree,
aud the stone platform within thom is
so large that a regiment of soldiers
could be stationed upon it and have
room to spare. You reach this plat
form by stone steps and stand at la
before the front door of the Whi
Tho front door of the White Houei
What stones it could tell of grif f
well ns joy. Through that door Ahr
ham Lincoln was brought after hew
Bhot by John Wilkes Booth. St?
with nie to that side window and I w
show you an old man who was one
the White House messengers at t
time, and who is still stationed at t
door. His name is Pendle. He tc
mc once how little Tad Lincoln cai
running to him the morning after i
thootiug nnd cried :
'.They have killed my papa; th
Uftye li?i?^d pay papft ?" I
dent's Manton at the Nation's
[ Tad and
how he o
[ room and
It was th
! Garfield wi
weeks in i
aad wora io
I about to
days of m
I out here
I depot, no
' waiting for
He was ca
j and lay h
you how he picked up
to comfort him. and
d him upstairs to his
alked to him until ho
pgh that same door that
brought after he was shot
He had been but a few
White House, and, tired
; by fighting with the of
nd the Senate, was just
io Long Branch for a few
needed rest. He came
took the carriage for tho
If a mile away, and was
e train to start when thc
let brought him back,
d in through this door
for weeks, racked with
RED PARLOR OF
when we came
trol the streets
night and day.
n a dozen on
iloy will be
3fully as any
ls within the
sido of the
in tho base
ers who con
have by long
' -* ?Inn?e.
will fina truuiov.. ~-_
might be tJalied a very cave of Alad
din. Columns have been written
about tho ?ast room and the wonders
of the poilors of the White House.
The most [beautiful part of the whole
building tio my mind is this great ves
tibule, wfith its frescoed ceiling, its
beautifulJwalls covered with the coat
of arms of the United States, its floor
of many colored tiles, and tho jeweled
wall which separates it from the corri
dor opening into the bluo room, the
red room and the green room beyond.
One of fiie great monarchs of India
made a throne ot gold, tho back of
which wis set with jewels to represent
the feai'hers and colors of the pea
cock's tail. Tho Ihrono cost $30,
000,000/ and it is described ns having
been vonderfully beautiful, lt was,
howeye', not much larger than a
chair. ? visited tho roora where it
stood tiring my stay in Delhi some
years ?go. Thc thron0 room was, I
venturi not as larce as this White
Housejestibule, ano here, instead of
a cha? of jewels, ther^ 's a whole
wall mido of bits of glass and costly
stone nt together in the form of a
magnijeent mosaic. It has cost not
as mar thousand dollars as the pea
cook trono cost millions, but when
I the clctric lights rhino behind it it
fie, I'vpturc, far more beautiful, lt is
in thi vesti bule that the Marine Band,
st eseed in their gorgeous red uni
te jrms, with their brazen instruments
lining like so much gold, play at the
sjresident's receptions, ami over this
nstosaic floor step the diplomats of all
abo Nations of tho world, clad in their
atoldlace; the gay uniformed officers
epf our army and navy, and tho pow
.llered and bejeweled throng which
cnakes up what is known a3 Washing
H You will go to the left through this
(Vestibule to reach the second floor of
itho Whito House, where the offices
Jure, if you have business with Presi
dent MoKinley, but if you wish to see
Mr*. McKinley aud are EO fortunata
M to be a. frieod ol tht} family, you
will be tuten right across tho yes?
tibule, and a door in Ibat TrondcTrnl
wall will open for you and admit you
to the parlors cf tbe Whito House. At
tbo President's evening recaptions tho
rooms to the left of the White House
will be fitted tip with shelves, where
tbe hats and coats of tho men can bo
put away, while the wraps of the
ladies will be stored for tho time ia
the state dining room.
It will be in the blue room that
President McKinley will receive at
such times. This has been tho custom
from time immemoiial, and it will not
bo changed. I doubt, however, wheth
er Mrs. McKinley will bo able to be
with him. She is net at all strong, and
she could not stand the wear and teer
of an evening reception. It took all of
Mrs. Cleveland's vitality to enable her
to carry out her part during her first
years in the White Home. I know of
receptions at which she shook hands
with at least 5000 people, and at
which it seemed to me she gave a
smile to each ono and no two alike.
THE WHITE nOUSE.
Mrs. Harrison tried to save herself by
not shaking hands, and at some of tte
receptions she corned ii bouquet in
order to show the people that she
cou'd not do this. ?Some think that
it was the care, overwork and worry
of tho White House that killed ber,
and the same is said to have caused
the death of the fiitt Mrs. Tyler and
also of Mrs. Fillmore, although ehe
survived, I believe, until a few weekt?
after the left tho White House, lt
wns ia tho bhio room that Mrs. Cleve
land was married, aod Lere she bade
AUTHUR, THE WHITE nOT'SE JIESSEN'GSB.
goodby to her guefits and took the I
carriage with the President to tho J
special car on tho Baltimore and Ohio
road, which was secretly waiting al
most half a milo from the station to
take the White House bride and groom
to their honeymoon cottage at Deer
Chloroformed tho .Snake?
Tho L. A. W. L'nlletin prints a pic
ture of a fourtcen-font suake and a let
ter from Fostoria, Ohio, written by
A . 'rew Emerino, President of the
Fostoria Bicycle Club, telling how the
snake was captured and photographed.
"The tnake was traced by wheel
men for seven miles," tho letter says,
"over hills, a river, tho fair ground
and a race track, lt left a trail four
inches wide in dusty places, aud it
was easily followed. When come up
with ho was on the top burs of a fence
gate, stretched along it and hanging
down like a clothesline where he
wasn't resting on tho bur.
"The reptile was captured by soak
ing a spongo in chlorolortn and tying ,
the sponge on tho end of a iUh rod. (
Tbo sponge wna held against the
snake's no e, and he soon grew drowsy.
Then he was tied up iu a hard knot
and wound about with ropes. Thous- ;
ands of persona saw tho jnako iu the ;
city park at Fostoria, and he is now
in tho museum of tho bicycle club.
He measured fourteen feet nin j inches
Load ol' Cora For a Pair of Shoes.
Iowa is a good example with which '
to illustrate ono of tho conditions
which hare produced, or moro accur
ately, perhaps, contiuued tho hard
timen. Our Superintendent at Des j
Moines says that tho Iowa fur mer is
.hurd up because he cannot get a fair j
prico for bis produce. "Why," faid .
he, "the other day a farmer drove into J
town with a load of corn-about forty |
bushels-which ho wished to sell and ,
with tbo money buy supplies for him
self and family. That load fetched
just enough tor him to get ii pair of
shoes'. Twelve couts n bushel was tho
best prico be could fiud. Tho fortv
bushels went for $1.80.-New ?ork
Distilling oil of wintergreen u i
uow carried on lo a small extent in I
northern Maine, but recent neus- 1
paper reports of its magnitude there j
?re no doubt exaggerated. The bulk <
of all tho wintergreen oil coming on 1
the market is still produced in Peuu- <
sylvania, while practically all of tho '
oil of birch, which is both chemically ]
and commercially I lio same thing, is <
?hipped from North Carolina,--Now i
A PECULIAR RACE STILL FOUND
Their Home is the Serbian Swamp
Baptismal Processions and Wed
ding Parties-Pajran Prac
tices That Survive.
/~~Y HARLES DE KAY, Consul
[ / General to Berlin, is the
V/*V author of a paper entitled "An
Inland Venice,"in the Century.
It describes the picturesque scenes in
the Serbian Swamp, Germany, and the
peculiar manners and customs of the
Vends, a remnant of which TACO still
makes its home there. Mr. de Kay
says: A? a rule, the older women
wear white headgear ; at least the big
square kerchief that falls nearly to the
shoulder*) is white, while with girls
this upper part is colored like the
tulip-beds of Haarlem. "But on Trinity
Sunday they wear tho plyachzishka:
all is white on head and shoulders,
while the gown, the wohnjanka, is
black. Then is the old church at
Bnrg a sight that recalls Brittany.
The men for the most part are in the
galleries. Almost the entire floor of
the church is tilled with seato*!
women, their starched caps, as white
as white can be, having the effect of
stiffened windrows of snow.
But on other Sundays the young
women appear in all their finery.
Many of them enter the village bare
foot, and put their shoes and stockings
on just before assembling in front of
tho church. The men gather in one
group, tho women in another. As a
gentle reminder of the uncertainty of
life, the first thing one sees in the
vestibule of tho church is a pair of
coffin-rests, past which the people
troop to their Gorman prayers and
Vendish sermons. After the services
a baptism may be held, when the
godmothers (kmotra) are expected to
appear in a special kind of white cap
very difficult to describe. When the
baptism is over the party adjourns to
a tavern, and the dresses and cap are
duly criticised or admired, and the
proud parents are expeoted to do the
handsome thing by the friends and
godparents. Godfathers and god?
mothers are also given a present of
money, but not a roand sum-that is
unlucky-always a little over.
The child must not be left alone ; at
least a bird or beast must be left with
it to baffle evil spirits. The elder god
mother carries the child to the church,
the younger from the sanctuary. But
before they re-enter the home some
one lays symbolical tools across the
threshold over which the baptismal
party mnst pass. For a boy it may be
an ax and a hoe ; for a girl a spinning
'--?am. As she steps
wortija, W orsola.
Next to a baptismal procession a
wedding party is the jolliest sight on
Spreewald fliesses, since every one is
naturally decked in his or her best,
and the men carry staves bound with
bright ribbons, said to be a survival
of the swords of an earlier period
when the bride was carried off more or
less by force, or at least with a show
of violence. Kozol, the bagpipes,
still survive in some parts of the
forest. The bridgroom, preceded by
his druzba, or best man, a fiddler and
a bagpiper, and followed by his
friends, knocks loudly at the door of
tho bride, and on being admitted de
mands thc young woman with a great
show of wrath, only to receive, in
stead of the bride, an old maid who
has a false hump on her back. The
men strike her on tho hump, which
soon breaks, since it is an old cooking
pot, and drive her back into the
Then the bridesmaid, or druzka, is
given up ; but she also is compelled to
flee into the house. Fnally the bride
herself is handed to the best man, who
places her beside the groom, where
upon the couple turn about three
times, a peculiar pagan rite known
formerly to Ireland and Scotland, and
the whole party enters the house to
breakfast. The Turkish and Finnish
tribes of Asia have similar custom* of
teasing the groom and his best man
before surrendering the bride. At the
wedding both must have money iu
their shoes, or they will always be
poo:.*. On the return from the wedding
a newly bought tot filled with milk
and beer is sent to meet the couple ; as
Boon as they have drunk the druzba
seizes the pot and dashes it to pieoes.
On reaching her now home the bride
must feed all the animals. At the
wedding feast neither groom and bride
nor best mau and woman must rise
from the table under any pretext
whatever until dancing begins m the
evening at the tavern.
To Sweep the (?lobe.
Everywhere that village improve
ment takes activo form we find women
oonnected with it, for there is some
thing about ic congenial to the femi
nine temperament, even as the inti
mate connection between a woman and
a broom handle is an obvious and i
natural fact. My lady's qniok eye, i
her relentless spirit, her uncompro- J
raising activity, hitherto largely mani- 1
fested in house cleaning, here find a 1
broader field to pre-empt, and the full i
utilization of that energy which now i
joes to waste in many fertile pursuits
may in the end create force enough to
sweep this globe from pole to pole,
md neatly duet every continent.
The scientific beginning ci geolo
ire said to have been treated of ?n
?h:;nese works long before the Chris
tian era. Some degree of geologicr.*
information is displayed in the book
}f Job, several passages of which have
been held to indicate an exact knowl
edge of the different strata of the earth,
rh a science is treated of by Aristotle,
Pliny and Theophrastus. Geology
lid not become what may be called
in exact science until the present con*
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tery, Nausea Coughs, Cholera In-1
fantwn, Teething Children, Choierai
Morbus, Unnatural Draina L-on(
the Bowels, Pains, Griping, LOBS of.
Appetite, Indigestion and all Dis-,
eases of the Stomach and Bowels,'
PITTS CARMINATIVE e
Is the standard. It carries children over*
the critical period ol teething, andi
is recommended hf physicians as,
the friend of Mothers, Adults and'
Children. It is pleasant to the taste, f
and never falls to give satisfaction..
A few doses will demonstrate its su
perlative virtues. Price, 25 cts. per(
bottle. For sale by druggists.
LOT? always weeps when it has io
Praise undeserved is scandal in dis
Love never bestows a barden that
Enthusiasm is the intoxication of
Charity is an eternal debt, and
It takes more courage to endure
than it does to sot.
People who make crooked paths
never get in earnest.
Every time a bad man throws mud
at a good man he hits himself in the
If yon would keep the wrinkles ont
of your face keep sunshine in your
There are people who would like to
do good if it could be done without
effort or sacrifice.
There are some wornen^*?w'never
find occasion to h-r*-flTtne passing of
the dav* --^chivalry.
A lie is often told without say: ng a
word, by patting the rotten apples in
the bottom of the basket.
Adversity, if for no other reason, is
of benefit since it is sare to bri ag a
season of sober reflection.
When a man says that nobody cares
whether he lives or dies, he isn't ad
vertising himself very well.
Mental worry and disquiet, arising
from any cause, is the strongest agent
in "aging" men and women.
Merriment is always the effect of a
sadden impression. The jest which is
expected is already destroyed.
eaters on me lsiauu. xxn to ciaw&ru
Fleming, known among his associates
as "Eddie Et" Fleming exhibited
gormandizing tendencies at an early
age, his capacity in this direotion first
becoming apparent when one morning
he disposed readily of forty large pan
cakes and clamored for more.
On another occasion, when his father
happened to retarn home late for a
Thanksgiving dinner, for which a large
turkey had been cooked, he found
nothing of the repast except a few
bones, his son having eaten the en
tire bird. Eec en t ly when Fleming's
eating powers were being told a friend
of a rival for gastronomic honors
offered to wager 85 that he could pro
duce a man who would defeat Fleming
in a contest at eating boiled potatoes.
The offer was promptly accepted by
Frank Underbill. A few days later
the rival contestants met at a hotel,
where many gathered to witness the
Six pounds of potatoes were placed
before each, whioh dish Fleming ate
almost before his opponent had mus
tered oourage to make the attack. And
three more pounds of the vegetable
were Bet before him. These, also,
with short intermissions for rest, were
eaten, making nine pounds.
The other man by this time had suc
ceeded in eating only 6ix pounds, and
protested that the match should be
adjourned. This was done. Though
the lead whioh Fleming now holds is
so great as practically to preolude his
opponent's defeating him, the outcome
of the contest is awaited with interest.
-New York Press.
Wheelbarrow Instead of Knapsack,
Major Padrin, of the Italian army,
has invented a very ingenious con
trivance whioh is designed to super*
sede tho knapsaok. He has invented
a vehiole to whioh he has given the
name of the oyclosao, or the sack on
wheels. On this will bo carried the
baggage of two soldiers, and the up
rights of the tent will be ased to con
vert it into a sort af wheelbarrow,
which the soldier can drag behind him
when ascending or push before him
when descending. The two soldiers
will take it tarn aboat to push or draw
the eve lo ?ao, and it is contended that
this arrangement will not merely
snable the troops to maroh much
longer distances, bat to fight mach
better on the field of battle, being re?
lioved of all implements, which oan be
left in these light wheelbarrows in tue
A Peculiar Find.
M. S. Taylor of Thornton, Whitman
bounty, Oregon, tells of a pesnliar
thing that came to light in his vicinity
i short time ago. A neighbor was
tiaving a well dug, and at tho depth of
ninety-eight feet a black walnut log
?bout twenty inches in diameter was
>truck, The log was as sound as the
lay it was placed there, there not be
ug a sign of decay. A pie:e of the
vood aboat six feet long was brought
?o the surfaoe and found to be of the
lneat quality, and onred to perfection.
iVhen the wood wai removed from ita
position in the well a plentiful t upply
>f water babbled ap. The owner of
his rare walnut stiok prizes it highly?