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"Ah," murmured the soubrette,nib
bling thoughtfully with her stora teeth
on the edge of her handkerchief, "how
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"Well, by thunder," remarked-the
heavy villain sourly, "I thought our
stuff was pretty old, but I didn't im
agine the scenery dated back that far."
Some men can never rise superior to
shop talk, or understand the true poe
try of the feminine mind.-Cincinnati
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#. SMOKE YD UR MEAT WITHx
?J? W. J.
A OW pretty she waa as
^w?i\?? ly fingerB danoing on
?>rJef'7y-vv keyboard of her
3?v W /^at typewriter.
j y?AJr I think in the time
I Yg0<s to come when this
(m^L "< I ?^C*. shall have become the
Vi ^*-> V^/ classic period for the
fntnre centuries, as the ancient Greek
is tho classic for us of this time, that
instead of the maiden with the distaff
as we haye, they will have the maiden
at the typewriter, as one of the beau
tiful figures that make art everlasting.
Her eyeB were so blue, her cheeks
were so pink, and truly, her hair must
haye been transplanted from the banks
of the Pactolua whose shifting sands
were crystals of pure gold.
The man sat near her diotating a
On the window pane next to the
street were the words "Hurford,
Blinker & Co., Brokers," and the man
dictating was the Blinker of the firm.
He was also the Hur/or J and the Co.,
seeing that he had bought out every
body else, including the well-known
name of the firm.
And what a man was Blinker
Haverhill Blinker. A bachelor of
forty years' experience, a business
man of large and i icreasing wealth,
a calculating speculator, a good all
'round fellow, and among women the
very prototype and synonym of bash
fulness. To see him bow and smile to
and at a lady when meeting her would
have led the most critical to say he
was a courtier of courtiers, but if it
became necessary for him to go be
yond the bowing and smiling limit,
life had no further charms for Haver
hill Blinker. Strange to say, too, he
was not always conscious of his weak
ness, and there were times when he
really thought he waa quite a ladies'
When he recovered from one of
these litter attacks he was always sur
rounded by a large circle of sympa
thizing friends (male).
Until within six months he had
never been able to persuade himself
that the real and only way to accustom
himself to the uso of a woman's society
was to employ a "lady typewriter,"
and then he did it because a relative
of his, his aunt, in fact, in a neigh
boring town, hud as!?ed him as a spec
ial favor to help thc daughter of an
old school friend of hers, in sore dis
tress, who was quito a skilled stenog
rapher and typewriter.
It W8s entirely beyond the compre
hensibility of Mr. Blinker's aunt that
Mr. Blinker would give her employ
ment, but the aunt thought he might
know someone who bad a place for her.
Therefore, when he wrote to bis aunt
saying that he would give the young
woman a place in his office at $40 a
month she was more than surprised
she was delighted, and sent the gold
en-haired daughter of her dear old
sohool friend right over to her nephew.
The day she made her first appear
ance Mr. Blinker was out when she
called about ll o'clock, and the office
boy and the clerk having insisted upon
her remaining for a few minutes until
Mr. Blinker should return, she sat
down near the window and waited,
never once noting the fact that the
office boy and the clerk were each put
ting in every moment of his spare
time watching her and wondering
what the mischief business an angel
right from heaven had with Mr.
When Mr. Blinker finally appeared,
and the ol? cc boy and the olerk col
lapsed, ho hadn't the least idea who
she was, and his heart began to pound
so on the inside of him that ho
thought it was the janitor turning on
more steam and shaking up the radi
ators in the office and halls. It was
the very first time he had ever seen a
woman in his office, and the exp?rience
was so entirely novel that for an in
stant he was speechless.
"Is this Mr. Blinker?" she inquired,
rising to meet bim aa he came hesi
tatingly toward her,
"Yes'm," responded Mr. Blinker,
as if he were a schoolboy about to be
licked for pasting a wet wad ou the
wall. "May I inquire to what I am
indebted for tho honor of this visit,
Blinker would no more have made
suoh an egregiously silly and stilted
speech as that to a man than he would
have tried to have told the truth in
Chicago, but this was a woman, and
Blinker was not responsible.
"Your aunt," Baid the visitor, with
a roguish twinkle in her eye, but
Blinker didn't see it any more than he
saw profit in honest politics.
"I-I-beg your pardon, ma'am,"
The?very idea o f his say ing ' 'Ma'am,"
to a girl like ti .at 1 It would have
been criminal ii Mr. Blinker had been11
Then she told him who she was, and
the way Mr. Blinker began to assume
airs and strut around as if he were a
migh'y potentate with a lot of sub
jects was as funny as it could be.
Now she had been with him six
months, and ho sat near her dictating
In the midst of it he stopped short.
He had been tempted to do this
many times before. He bad studied
the matter thoroughly, as be thought, "
and having considered it in every
light and having deliberated upon it
for many days, and having tried to ac
complish the desired result by every
means in his knowledge, be had at last
determined to do this.
Therefore he stopped in the midst
**I am very sorry. Miss Prince," he
began, quite abruptly, and as if he
wanted to get through with the dis
agreeable task in a hurry, "but I am
afraid I shall have to lose you as my
She clutched suddenly at the sides
of the machine as if to support her
"W-w-why," she stammered with
qvivering lips, "why, Mr. Tlinfier,
what have I done that 1 should be
discharged without warning?"
"But I'm giving you warning," be
said, half with bravado, half with
apology. "You don't have to go right
.*I do not want to go at all until I
know why I am going," she argued.
This is all I have in the world, and I
am entitled to know why I am unfitted :
"Oh, it isn't your fault, exaotly,"
he went on evasively. "There aro no ,
such things, you know, as misfortunes,
whioh can scarcely be classed as faults, i
In your case, Miss Prince, your mis
fortune is that you are too pretty,"
and Mr. Blinker actually tucked his
head to one side and simpered at her.
She bad been suspicious for a long
time, as most women ore when they
have their wits about them under cir
cumstances similar to those surround
ing Miss Prinoe and Mr. Blinker, and i
she almost smiled through the mist
that was gathering in her eyes.
"You have always said, Mr. Blink
or," she pleaded, ' ;ihat you liked fe
see pretty things in your office."
He coughed nervously, uneasily.
How many things he had said to hei
he did not kuow. Kow many moro hi
wanted to say he did not know. What
he was now saying he did not know
how he was ever going to finish.
"I know that," he admitted, "hut
sometimes, you know, my dear Miss
Prince, a man cannot always have
what he wants. As long as I was a
bachelor, Miss Prince, I could do as I
pleased, but I. am to be married, at
least I hope so, and you know a man's
wife sometimes di?fcrs with him on
what may seem to the world at large
to be quite trivial points."
At one blow all her castles were
thrown to the earth, with not so mnch
as a corner standing to show that they
had ever been other than crumbling
True, he had never said anything
definitely to her, but there is so much
moro in what is never 6aid, and daily
out of tho unspoken affinity which
Eurely existed between these two con
genial people the more foolish woman
had constructed such hopes as women
cherish to the end of time. That he
had thought enough of her to warranl
tuese hopes, a thousand wordless wit
Now thus in tho very midst of tho
work that he had given to her to do
for him, and that she loved to do be
cause it was for him, the blow fell.
"Yes?" she responded to his stat?
mcnt in the faint pathetio question
ing that fills a woman's voice when
she is thus called upon to face her
heart's doom, and her hands, uncon
sciously sought to go on with her
..Yes, Miss Prince," he said, with rio
sound of sympathy in his voice, "and
I am pretty sure my wife will not per
mit you to remain here as my type
writer. I may tay," and he simpered
again, "os my pretty typewriter." "
She never so much as saw the sim
per, and in that far Mr. Blinker should
have thanked h's good fortune.
"I have thought tho matter all
over," ho continued, "and I leavo it
to you as a fairminded woman whether
it is my duty to gain n wife and loso a
typewriter, or vice versa?"
By this timo she had recovered
from the primary shock. She had
even begun to wonder how ho had
ever mustered up snfiicient courage to
propeso to the future Mrp. Blinker.
She even went further and mado up
her mind that the lady was a widow,
and had used the traditional wiles of
the widow on tho unsuspecting and
bashf il Mr, Blinker.
"By all means, Mr. Bliaker," sho
said coldly, "gain tho wife. The
world is full of typewriter?, but it is
not every day that a man can get a
wife. At least suoh a wife as you de
serve, " and ia ispito of herself there
was something soft in her tone that
she did not want to bo there.
Mr. Blinker noticed it, too, but ho
didn'f; stop to oomment upon it.
i "Good for you, Miss Prince," he
laughed. "I knew you were a woman
She shrank as if she had been
touohed with a hot iron.
"Thank you, Mr. Blinker," she said,
"Now, if you please, wo will go oa
with our work."
It had seemed as if a lifetime had
past since she had written the last
word, and as she beut down over it, as
if the better see what it was, a tear fell
upon the line.
This Mr. Blinker also observed, but
said nothing, seeming to enjoy it.
"Boforo wo do, Miss TjpncfiJLbe
said, "may I ask a favor at.your hands
"What is it?. Yee," B'?o answered.
Mr. Blinker braced himself.
'Thal, if this woman whom I am
soon to ask formally to bo my wife,"
he said, "should refuse me, that you
will marry me."
For an instant tho girl looked nt
him, then elie roso to her feet, her eyes '
Mr. Blinker saw that the tigress was
abont to spring, and he was fright
"Wait, stop!" ho exclaimed, hold
ing ap his hands as if to shield himself
from the blow. "Hold on till I tell
you who tho woman is. It's you, Miss
Princ3-you-you-youl Won't yon |
marry me? Will you bo my wife? I
Haven't you always known I didn't
caro a cent for any woman on earth but
you? Bath, darling, don't look at
me like that!"
Mr. Blinker was going all to pieces
mentally and emotionally, and the
young woman took pity ou him, for it
dawned opon her all at onco that the ?
more bashful a bachelor is the more
ridiculous he is in love, and tho only
way to prevent a tender omotion from
becoming ludicrous is to accept it on
Which she did, and Mr. Blinker .
never had another pretty typewriter.
-New York Sun. .
S'.orago Purines Waler.
After all, 'the best kiud ot purifier
is nature's own. The minute organ
isms known as bacteria aro the chief
causes of the impurity of drinking
water. These invisible creatures have
to live a well as their larger brethren,
and they must eat to live. As soon as
they have eaten all in tho water that
there is to feed on they die. Dr.
Frankland has stated from his recent
examination of water stored for two
weeks, that it seems as pure and free
from bacteria life as though it had
passed through the best of filters ; but
it seems strange that this should havo
so recently come under Dr. Frank
land's experience. Every one knows
that there is no purer or better water
in the world than that which is sup
plied to seafaring people. Almost
any kind of water stored away in a
Bhip's tank becomes absolutely pure
after the vessel has been a few weeks
at sea. This is usually ascribed in
popular language to fermentation;
but there is really nothing to ferment,
it is simply that the bacteria have
eaten everythiug in tho water there is
to eat and then died of starvation.-r
The Balancing of Trees.
A very interesting saggestion con
cert: ing the utility to a tree of the
irregular arrangement of the branches
is made by a correspondent of Nature.
Watching a largo plane tree during a
gale, ho observed that while ono great
limb swayed in ODO direction, another
swayed the opposite way, and although
all the branches were plunging and
bending before the blast, they did not
move in unison, or all at once in the
same direction. But for tho peculi
arity in the motion of the branches,
be thinks, tho tree could not have
escaped uprooting ; and he suggests
that this kind of balancing serves in
general to protect largo trees, like
oaks and beeches, which have their
branches unsymmetrically ' placed,
from being overturned by high winds.
TOPICS OF INTEREST RELATIVE
TO FARM AND GARDER.
BLACK KNOT ON PLUM
If it has not been done before, this
is a good timo to destroy tis blaok
knot on plum tress. Euch specimen
should be cut out, removing tte limb
to which it is attaohed, ii a small one.
Keep the knife wet with carbdic acid
diluted while making the cits, and
apply the same to the cut surfl?e. In
this woy the danger of projjigating
tho spores by use of tho knife ii prun
ing wili bo prevented. j.
CLEARING OLD FENCE CORNBg.
Wherever an old-,fence ba} stood
the land is pretty sure to groflinto a
hedge of bushes and trees thainnless
gotten rid of make the fence an offence.
Very often the co6t of gettingrid of
these encumbrances prevents Armers
from dispensing with the fen? alto
gether. Where there oro mary trees
in the fence their stumps, ater the
trees are disposed of, will jpevent
plowing the land for yearj." But
where the fence row is only filid with
bushes, digging "them o?t Titho?t
cutting them down is the bestrnYihod.
With a team of horses to pullen the
fop .wlieii the root is dujj. aroihd and
partly loosened, it is not a'lon; job to
snake cut a large pitch of bushes.
Tho land whero these ore po .vii is
generally rich, as the fence hs held
tho leaves from adjoining fiel? .from
blowing any farther, and it is tfeir do
composition -that, has favorrt~the
growth of bushes. . Tho rcolainjog of
such fertile land helps to growicrops
to be made into manure and tins en
rich tho cultivated fields. By laking
the fields larger and disponsirj wich
the fences, the. cost of cultivfji?n; j8
greatly reduced. This is an imjprtant
matter in these days of improve] farin
implements," most of whioh' dj their
lest work when they have platy of
rcoin.- American Cultivator. \.
_ ' i .
Probably one reason why eojmuch
cured meat is purchased by faners is
that much of tho homo curing p im
properly done, But-this need mt be
so. In tho first place the farmr who
propos?s to.cure his . own meas can
specially feed tho animals sojas tc
start with n really ?uperior inst for
caring. The work of curing ltfis not
difficult nor hard to leain.'; J 'only
meeds a little careful - attention to .de
tails, and co?vhere in life.-ojre ghd,re
sults obtained without this ottntion.
In the first place, it must 4)e ?n.em
bered that meat is not fit fdr Hiing
until it is entirely free 'from ipimal
heat,' and yet it should not be ]ozen,
or penetration by th? salli will 1} pre
vented. For pork cover the littom
of the barrel with salt to the dajth ol
three inches, then paok the stjps o?
pork in circles, the rind faor?. the
staves, but with a deposit of e t in
tervening. Pat a layer of salt bJween
each layer of pork. When thijmid
dlings hove been packed in thi way,
prepare a brine sufficient to co^ the
pork, using all that the wal ; will
take up. In other words, make*what
is called "a saturated solution. "Hring
the brine to a boil,skim it.and 1 ten it.
is cold pour it over the pork. Ogood
cover is a necessary part of i.pork
barrel,and tho p' 'r sb
down so that it
with the bric o
Trim the h
blood.' Pack i . .
of salt to a pc
each gallon o -
saltpeter to :.
Bring tho pic*"
?csr it over r .?.-. -
remain in the pickle from four to
weeks. Care should be taken not a
let the hams press against each otha
as "bono spoil" is"theh likely to seirj.
beforo the hams are thorough
salted.- Thoso who cure- corefullyj
move the hams from one borre! to -.
other ns often as twice a we?k ni^
the curing ia well toward complet?1.
This prevents the taint at the boni'
Tho value of hams, shoulders nd
bacon largely depends upon the sink
ing. Salt-cured hams and shouters
should bo make perfectly cleou.nd
sprinkled with fine black'peppe?or
with equal parts of blaok andr?a^f-O
per, which is .preferred by^ so;o.
Loops for hanging should be inserid
in each piece. The smokehouse sh'cpld
bo so arranged as to guard ?gailst
fires, and should have a brjek.^r
earthen floor. Moderate quantiticipf
meat may bo smoked in an inver.d
barrel. The fire should be 6tarni
with dry stuff and then smothered vl.h.
green, hard wood chips. preferaTy
hickory. Sometimes tho chips are ?>c
dry and they should then be wet. 'ie
point to bo sought for is acarefu|y
eguktod fire that will not go to h'.t
nor make a blaze, and yet will kt^p
smoking ail tho'tim?. A very ged
practice is'-to use hard, wood ss.wdut,
and tire it in a.large iron,kettle. Tis
is safe ; the sawdust never makes' ary
blaze, ?Q.d always makes a good vclune
of smoke. Wet'corncobs are vised Ty
many with Ducce6s, but after all, thee
is nothing like hickory chips* -Wbtd
that grp?s:?lf a .disagreeable odor.mut
bo especially avoided. Slo./ BtnokUg
is prcferablo to-quick, and smoking it
intervals pf, say, half u day twice o
week is , preferable to'' continuai-;
smoking. ' The longer the stoking is
carried on, the'better will'bejthocolor
and the better the protection agarist
the bacon bug. In smoking in a
smokehouse the meat should be
changed, that nearest the fife moved
toward the wall, and that nearest the
wall brought toward the centre in or
der to secure uniformity. In the
spring tho hams can, if necessary, be
sewed up in coarse cloth, whitewashed
and packed away in clean hay or
FARM AND GARDEN KOTTfc.
Neglecting to salt the cows egularly
is often a cause of tho butter aot com
Milk to churn easily and mike good
butter should not be over tUrty-six
Dogs continue to make the sheep
industry very unprofitable importions
Did you ever think of it, that a good
apple tree was worth ?50? At any
rate, with wiso cultivation am good
business management of the erop, it
will pay eight per cent, dividend on
that uniount year after year with but
few exceptions. /'
Whenever you find yourself able to
do so, buy a pair of Angoras ind run
them with your flock, if you wknt real
protection- from sheep-killint dogs.
The dog has a great deal of [respect
for a billy goat and shows it bi giving
him a wide berth.
In treeless sections the maitj object
has been toeecure tree growth cjuiolily,
without much regard to actual value ;
but no time ehould be lost in starting
trees of greater value, that will actu-.
illy supersede tho box elder, with its
bugs, ind tho thort-4ived Lombardy,
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Wo have but one instant to live, and
we have hopes for years.
The winner is he who gives himself
to his work body and soul.
Doing good is the only certainly
happy-action of a man's life.
I Our happiness in this world dependa
chiefly on tho affection we are able to
When the character of a person is
discussed, silence,in the good natured,
There are more fools than sages ; and
among tho sages there is more folly
Wo must often consider not what
the wise will think but what the fool
ish will say.
The next time you are tempted to
buy an article on credit remember
the impudent collector who will call
One reason why tho world gains
knowledge so slowly, is that every
child must find out for itself that fire
Be honest. Dishonesty seldom makes
one rich, and when it does riches are
a ourse. There is no such thing as
It is woll to remember when in or
out of society that people and fine
linen never mado a porcino character
a fine gentleman.
"The bider a man gets," said the
corn-fed philosopher, "the J1 .-der he
'finds it to feel sorry for a woman
.whose pug dog has died."
Ono of tho superstitions that will sur
vive until the endrof time is that tho
mau . who . do?b hot smile when ad
dressing a female acquaintance is a
The wife who is meek und patient
and forgiving and always meets her
husband with a smiling face no matter
how much h? makes her cry in seoret,
gets terribly tiresome.
Narrow-minded men who have not a
thought beyond the little sphere of
their own vision, tecali tho Hindoo
laying, "The snail secs nothing but
its own-shell, and thinks it tho grand
est in the universe."
Improving Tjpou Fiction.
"Around the World in Eighty Days"
?vas a romancer's dream, only a few
years ago. Around the world in thirty
.days will shortly be a fact.
*' The Trans-S?b?rian railroad is the
i^ey to the thirty-day problem, and the
'road wjll bein operation, it is thought,
. The, best possible connections at
present will enable a traveler to go
around tho world in soventy-ono days.
The average time is about one-third
more. Perhaps the shortest cut would
bo this : New York to Southampton ;
Southampton to Brindisi ; by way of
tho Suez Canal, Bod Seo, etc., to Yoko
hama; Yokohama to San Francisco,
and thence over the American con
tinent by rail.
The itinerary over the Trans-Si
berian roato would be as follows:
New York to Bremen, eeven days;
Bremen to St. Petersburg, one and
one-half da*, s ; St. Petersburg to Via*
divoutok, eight and one-half days;
Vladivostok to San Francisco, nine
days ; San Francisco to New York, four
days ; total, thirty days.
;" the popular mind as
. late region, yet it is
. es. Coal and iron
rec iou s metals are
andance. The short
nough to admit of a
AB portion of its great
of the motives that
the most gigantio]rail
e mean that tho new
railroad bum. over serve as a path for
the invader. Other European traoks
are standard-gage. The Siberian rail
road is several inches wider, and in
case of war no other Nation will be
able to switch engines and cars onto
the tracks, and thus convey troops to
the interior.- Youth's Companion.
His "Little Feller."
"I happened to be down in -my cel
lar tho other morning when the ash
man came arouud to collect the ashes,"
said a gentleman who resides in Second
avenue. "I was opening a barrel of
great red apples at tho time, and when
the big, dnst-oovered . and' necessarily
untidy man came back with the empty
ash barrel I picked up an apple and
held it out toward him, Sf ~ing asl did
" 'Won't yon have an apple?'
"He took it eagerly, saying as he
did so : .
" 'Thank ye, Eir: I've a little feller
at home who'll bo tickled to death to
gib it. I most always find something or
othor in tho ash barrels to carry home
to'm at night, but it ain't o'ten I git
anything equal to this big apple. I
toll ye tho little feller's eyes will shine
when ho sees it.'
"I don't know how many times that
day my thoughts were of that big,
rough-handed fellow, with that apple
put away so carefully in his pocket for
-that ?little feller.'
"When evening carno 1 thought of
tho 'little feller' who was on tho look
out for the big, (lust-covered father,
with <the calloused and soiled hands,
but with tho true heart and kindly
word that made him a king in the oyes
of that 'little feller.'
"It must have been a very poor and
.humble home to which the man went
at tho close of his weary day, bat then
there was the 'little feller's' pre*enco
to make beautiful evon tho bare walls
and floors and to bring the love light
io his father's eyeo and joy to h:s
"These 'little fellers' glorify and
beautify many a homo in which pov
erty abides. But human affections
can sweetly and patiently enduro toil
and rags and poverty when there is a
.little feller' to meet and greet tho
father when tho long day is done."
Detroit Free Press.
Thc Cat Liked Ether.
lt is told of a pet cat owned near
Augusta, Me., that, it having mani
fested 8ymptons of acute agon/, a
surgeon was called in to attend it, and
he decided to administer ether and
make an incision in its stomach. He
found there a darning needle. Soon
after the cat's recovery it had a simi
lar attack, and the doctor, repeating
his operation and finding another
needle, came to the conclusion that
tho cat had, liko other victims, got
under ?ho spell of the anaostbetic, and
wanted to have experience with it
again.-New York Sun.
Singing ns an Antidote to C'lnstimption.
It is asserted that singing is a cor
rective of the too common tendency to
pniinonic complaints. An eminent
physician observes on tho subjeot:
"The Germans are seldom afflicted
with consumption, and this, I believe,
in in part occasioned by the strength
which their luugs acquire by exercis
ing thcuriu vocial music, for this con
stitutes an essential brunch of their
INJURED BY THE BICYCLE.
Heavy Declination in the Value of Hay
and Oat Crops.
The production of American hay
amounted to 65,000,000 tons lu 1803,
55,000,000 tons In 1894, 47,000,000 rons
In 1895, and 43,000,000 tons In 1896. ia
other words, says the New York Sun,
the production of hay 'has declined one
third in four years, and there has been
a considerable though not correspon
dingly large decline in the market value
of 'the crop during the four years suc
ceeding 1S92. Tlie gross value of the
hay crop that year was $570,000,000;
last year it was $370,000,000. New York
ranks first among the States in the
product of hay.
This decline In the product and sell
tog price of hay 1s due to several
causes. One and perhaps the chief one,
Is the bicycle, which has too a great ex
tent, superseded by the use of liorses:
and another is the substitution of elec
tricity and cahle traction for horse pow
er on surface railroads. The m?loag? of
these surface roads In all Che cities of
the United States is nearly 15,000, and
the use of electricity and steam power
has, by gradually reducing the number
of horses required, reduced also the
demand for hay.
Along with tilie reduction in the mar
ket price and product of hay, 'Chere has
been a similar reduction in the price
but not the production of oats,
also expensively used for fodder. The
average price of oars per "bushel, which
was 42 cents in 1890, mis 32 cents in
1894 and 20 centos In 1 - ?5. It 1s now
about 18 1-2 cents, a reduction of more
than one-half in six years. Tlie oat
acreage of the United States is 27,000,
000, and this Item of agricultural pro
duct ls important In Iowa, Illinois, Min
nesota and Wisconsin. The sajne
causes which 'have operated to de
crease the market price of hay have
operated also to decrease :lie market
price of oohs, and the failing off in both
would no doubt be even greater than
It is but for the 'increase lu the foreign
demand, stimulated by the export of
these products ait a price low enough to
meet foreign competition.
In the year 1890 the exportation of
oats In the United States amounted tc
900,000 bushels. In 1890 it was 13,
000,000 bushels, and during the six
months ending on Jan. 1 the America?
shipments of oats amounted to 17,
000,000 bushels, with Indications that
the total exportation of American oats
for the fiscal year ending on July 1,
1897, will amount to 30,000,000. There
has been a similar Increase In. thc ex
portation of American hay to forelgu
countries. In 1891 the total exports of
hay were 28,000,000 tons. In ISDG thc
volume of exportation had risen to G0,
000,000 Cons, and the American market
for these products is likely to continue
so long as the diminishing demand in
the United States makes it impractica
ble to se/.l here profitably all of the hay
and oats grown.
There is a homely expression which
declares that when one door shuts an
other opens, and apparently, the door
which is open to the American farmers
with a surplus stock of unsalable hay
and oats is the door of foreign export.
Meanwhile, the spread nad improve
ment of the bicycle have goue ou unin
terruptedly, and the speed and conven
ience f transportation on surface cars
have btc-n promoted greatly by the re
tirement of horses.
A Chinese.New Year's.'
Chinatown of San Francisco waa
keeping holiday, and all was gaiety
The narrow, picturesque streets were
decorated with brightly-colored lan
terns, while overhead above the roof
tops, the yellow dragon flags floate?
against a blue California sky.
It was a sunny day In February; and
the streets were swarming with a mul
titude of Chinese-men, women and
childiyn-all arrayed in their richest
holiday attire. The children especially,
with their bright faces and black eyes,
and in their pretty costumes, formed a
most pleasing and Interesting feature
of this living Oriental picture.
Everybody seemed to he happy and
good-natured; and ever and anon, as
a group of friends met, they stopped
and amid much ceremonious bowing
exchanged the compliments of the sea
son; for this festive occasion was noth
ing more nor less than the celebration
of the Chinese New Year.
The idea of celebrating New "Year's
Day in February may strike some of
my readers as odd. But, since this has
been the Chniese custom from time im
memorial, and ls older, by several
thousands of years, than our accept
ance of the first of January as the pro
per time, the Chinese, perhaps, are not
far wrong in supposing themselves to
be at least as much in the right as our
selves. This question, however, was
of no concern to this merry holiday
throng. They were quite satisfied with
the arrangement; and, with the inmost
belief In their own superiority, they felt
at heart an inborn contempt-common
to all Chinese-lor "outside barbarians."
This term embraces all nations not liv
ing within the sacred boundaries of
"The Flowery Kingdom," and includes
th?* inhabitants of all the world; and
these unfortunate outsiders are broadly
divided into two classes-Eastern and
Western barbarians.-St. Nicholas.
Why the Music Ceased.
"I used to have a very fair voice,"
said Mr. Meektou, "but I have given
"That is to be regretted. There is
much pleasure to be derived from mu
"Yes; if the conditions are right.
My wife and I used to sing duets hy
the hour. But oue evening we found
one in which I sang the last word two
measures longer than she did, and
somehow it seemed to hurt her feel
lt It Only Helped a Little
It would bo worth 50 cent*. Ono hour's froo
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worth more than a wholo box of Tntterlno costs.
It will euro-sure, and Ifs tho only thing th.it
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from J. T. Shuptrlno, Savannah. Ga.
The duties of lifo aro ours, but tho events are
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There are a number of ills Incident
to the use of new appliances, and these
have already become so clearly recog
nized that they are a matter of course
in medical practice. Indeed, the vic
tims have given names to them which
have been adopted in scientific phrase
ology. Bicycle back ls a familiar Ul,
and comes of the doubling-up position
about which so much has been written
and said. It is akin to the disease
known as miner's back, which comes
upon men who work in mines and are
in a stooped position for many hours
at a time. Telephone ear is a not un
common complaint. It is not an or
ganic disease, but purely a nervous
condition and arises from nervous
strain. Almost without exception the
trouble ceases with the discontinuance
of the use of the telephone. Telegraph
er's and typewriter's cramp has many
victims. This difficulty is not easily
gotten over, as in many instances the
muscles become almost or altogether
useless, and the patient ls unable to
control them. It is curable only after
a course of scientific treatment. One
of the latest complaints is the trolley
foot. The continuous use of the foot
on the bell causes soreness, inflamma
tion and nervous troubles, and very
many men have left the employ of the
trolley roads in consequence of this
dlfllculty. So it is seen that the higher
grades of mechanics bring evils with
them, and that the law of compensation
obtains here as well as In almost every
thing else in the world.
Kind Lady-Ah, if you had only
done what your mother told you, you
might not be in this situation.
Convict-I don't know. She told
me to go out into the world and mnko
money. -Detroit Free Press.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Thirty creameries in Central Kansas
pay to farmers $10,000 a month fer
Milwaukee is preparing to hava
hanging gardens for its exposition in
1898 rivaling those of Babylon.
Six women and six men compose the
jury in an intricate divorce case now
proceeding in South Dakota.
After a long series of experiments
Brazilian planters are satisfied that
tea can be profitably grow n in Brazil.
Ignace Felott, who has just passed
away on Mackinac island, at tho age
of ninety-three, was said to be the
only surviving witness of tbe taking of
the island by the British iii 1812.
A Michigan evangelist recently por
trayed hell as a large hall, at one end
of which a walking runton was going
on, while at the other end Bob Inger
soll was delivering a lecture on "Gene
The lumber dealers of Florida have
been notified by their customers in the
Spanish West India islands that a war
tax of $2 per thousand on pitch pine
lumber has been made by tho govern
ment. This news will raise the rate of
freight $2 on lumber.
Two Married Men.
"Why do you insist r.pon taking
your wife out for such long walks in
this rough weather?"
"The doctor has told her that she
must be very careful not to talk when
she is out ia the cold air."
"Say, who's your doctor?"-Cleve
A WOMAN'S BODY.
What Its Neglect Leads to. Mrs, Chas.
A woman's body is the repository of the
most delicate mechanism in the whole
realm of creation, and yet most v/omen
will let it get out of order and keep out of
order, justas if it were of no consequence.
Their backs ache and heads throb and
burn; they have wandering pains, now here and
now. there. They experience extreme lassitude,
that don't-care and want-to-be-lcft-alone feeling,
excitability, irritability, nervousness, sleepless
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work until they can scarcely stand on their poor
swollen feet, and do nothing to help themselves.
These are the positive fore-runners of serious womb complications, and unless
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