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Peculiar Erropean Situation.
There is uot a reigning sovereign in
Europe whose family is cf the nation
over which he rules. The house of
Austria is in reality the house of Lor
raine, the Hapsburgs being of Swiss
origin. The king of the Belgians is
of Saxe-Cobu;g. The king of Den
mark is a Holsteiner. 1.? young
king of Spa* rt is an Austro-ltonrbon.
The king of Itaiy is a Savoyard. The
founder of the Beruadotte dynasty in
Sweden was a country attorney at Pan
less than a century aud a quarter ago,
and the king of the Helene? is a Hol
steiner. The British royal family is,
as every one knows, Hanoverian.
The Hohenzollern were originally
Suabiane, and are therefore p.'vtly
Bavarians and partly Swiss.-New York
Professor (after having been absorb
ed for hours in a pile of rare manui
8cripts): "Let me see, I was going to
do something-what the duce was I go
ing to do, anyway? (After thinking
an hour) : "Oh, yes, now I remember.
I wanted to go to bed."-Fliegende
Fortnoo Seeking Emigrants.
Many a poor family that seeks the westorn
wilds lu the hope of wlnnlug a fortune, 1? pre
served from that insidious foe of the emigrant
and frontiersman-chills and fever-by Hostet
ter's Stomach Bitters. So effectually does that
Incomparable medicinal defense fortify tho
system against the combined influence of a
malarlous.atmosphere and miasma-tainted wa
ter, that protected by lt the pioneer, the miner
or the tourist provided with lt, may safely en
counter the danger.
In Norway people who are not vaccinated are
not aUowed to vote at an election.
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The average cost cf criminal prosecutions in
England at present ls 9!t3 each.
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ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
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Catarrh Om not be Cured.
With local applications, as they cannot reach
the seat of the disease. Catarrh ls a blood or
constitutional disease, and in order to cure lt
you must take internal remedies. Hali's Ca
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on the Mood and mucous surface. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure is not a -quack medicine, lt was
prescribed by one of the best physic ians in this
country for years, and ls a regular prescription.
It ls composed of the best tonics known, com
bined with the best blood purifiers, actlug di
rectly on the mucous surfaces. Tho perfect
combination of the two ingredients ls what pro
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Hall's Family Pills are the best.
WEEN bilious or costive, eat a Cascarot,
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These unsightly eruptions, painful bolls, an
noying pimples and other affections, which
ap: ear ro generally at this season, make tho
uso of that grand Spring Medicine, Hood's
Sarsaparilla, a necessity. Take Hood's Sarsa
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It will purify your blood, give you an appetite,
tono your nerve?, strengthen your stomach,
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Watching the Jury.
Rufus Choate once, while address
ing a jury, several times repeated a
certain part of his plea-repeating in
the same words and accent. Certain
that the great advocate had some rea
son for so strange a proceeding-a
reason not obvious to others-the
late E. P. Whipple tqok au op
portunity to ask an explanation. Mr.
Choate's answer in substance was:
"There was a numbskull on the jury
who was paying no attention to what I
was saying. I would have kept the
repetition until he listened if it had
taken the entire day. "--&Tn Francisco
^/"Didn't Know His Gifts.
"Why do you call me 'Birdie,' dear?"
Ho asked with longing eye:
"I have no wings, as doth appear,
And therefore cannot fly."
But art fugacious "Birdie" had
Much better than he knew,
For later comes her stalwart dad
And straightway "Birdie" flew.
The Wonderful Kava-Kava Shrek
A New Botanical Discovery.-Of
Special Interest to Sufferers from
Diseases of the Kidneys or Blad
der. Rheumatism, etc.-A Blessing
A Free Gift of Great Value to You.
Our readers will be glad to know that
the new botanical discovery, Alkavis,
from the wonderful Kava-Kava shrub
has proved an assured cure for all dis
eases caused by Uric
acid in the blood, or
by disorder ed action
of the Kidneys or
urinary organ8. The
or as botanists call
it. Piper Methys
ticum, grows on the
banks of the Ganges
river, Bast India,
Tm KAVA-KAVA SHRUB and probably was
(Piper MtthyttUum.) USed for centuries
by the natives before its extraordinary
properties became known to civilization
through Christian missionaries/ In
this respect it resembles the discovery
of quinine from the peruvian bark,
made known by thc Indians to the early
Jesuit missionaries in South America,
and by them brought to civilized man.
It is a wonderful discovery, with a rec
ord of 1200 hospital cures in 30 days. It
acts directly upon the blood and kid
neys, and is a true specific, just as qui
nine is i n mal ari a. We have the stron g -
est testimony of many ministers of the
gospel, well known doctors and business
men cured by Alkavis, when all other
remedies had failed.
In Ihe New York Weekly World of Sept. 10th,
the testimony of Rev. W. B. Moore, D. D., of
Washington, D. C. was given, describing bis
years o? suffering from Kidney disease and
Rheumatism, aud his rapid cure by Alkavis.
Rev. Thomas Smith, the Methodist minister at
Cobden, Illinois, passed nearly one hundred
ravel stones after two weeks' use of Alkavis.
er. John H.Watson, of Su u set,Texas, a minister
of the gospel of thirty years' service, was struck
down at His oost of duty by Kidney disease.
After hovering between life and death for two
months, and all his doctors having failed, be
took Alkavis, and was completely restored to
health and strength, and is fulOHinghisduties as
minister of the gospel. Mr. It. C. Wood, a prom
. i neut attorney of Lowell. Indiana, was cured of
Rheumatism, Kidney and Bladder disease of ten
ve*rs standing, by Alkavis. Mr.Wood describes
himself as being in constant misery, often com
pelled to rise ten times during the night on
account of weakness of the bladder. He was
treated by all Iiis home physicians without the
least benefit and finally completely cured in a
few weeks hy Alkavis. The testimony is un
doubted and really wonderful. Mrs. Tames
Young, of Kent, Ohio, writes that she had tried
six doctors in vain, that she was about to give
up in despair, wiien she found Alkavis and was
promptly cured of kidney disease and restored
to health. Many other ladies also testify to the
wonderful curative powers of Alkavis in the
various disorders peculiar to womanhood.
So far the Church Kidney Cure Com
pany, No. 434 Fourth. Avenue, New
York, arc the only importers of this
new remedy, and they are so anxious to
prove its value that for the sake of intro
duction they will seud a free treatment
of Alkavis prepaid by mail to every
reader of this paper who is a Sufferer
from any form of Kidney or Bladder
disorder, Bright's Disease, Rheuma
tism, Dropsy, Gravel, Pain in Back,
Pemale Complaints, or other affliction
dne to improper action of the Kidneys
or Urinary Organ?. We advise all Suf
erers to send thei. nsu.es and address
to the company, snd receive the Alkavis
free, Xt is seat to yon entirely free, to
prove it: wonderful curative powtri,
BY MARY E.
fisEL?j," said Abner
|?) W/ Mullens, surveying
c*\ I lr W*^ the interior of his
\/Do0/ kitchen with evident
V\]irX?\ disfavor, "a wife
<T^\Siw/g~r^ would come in kind
^-VJJAo' convenient just
(s7*\j \ jty now!"
It did look as if a woman's hand
was needed to bring order out of that
chaos. Boots, clothing, dishes, rags
and fishing-tackle littered the floor.
A basket of cleaned fish occupied the
only chair, while the table and sink
were piled with an accumulation of
articles too varied for description. As
for dirt-dirt was everywhere !
"Folks say I'm untidy," continued
Abner as he eyed the disorder. "But
I amt. It aint that I lise dirt ; it's
that I don't like cleaning up. I love
to eee things kept nice as well as any
body. I hate dirt worse than poison,
but* I hate getting rid of ita heap
sight more," and he drew a long sigh
as he set about his uncongenial task.
"There aint a doubt about it," be
went on aloud, a habit which his
solitary lifo had developed. "It takes
more'n one to run a schooner, land or
sea. It's been growing on me ever
since I was hauled up in dry dock
with rheumatics that I'd have to get a
mate. She can boss the galley and
I'll man the ropes. If there's foul
weather, 1 oan take to the dory till
the storm's bio wed out." Here Abner
attacked his breakfast dishes, a task
he particularly detested.
"There'll be a lot of things that
runt pleasant about it," he said, as he
thought of his lost freedom. "But
I'll take care what kind of a one I get.
I don't want a master-hand at any
thing bnt cooking and scrubbing
decks. I'm captain, and I won't step
down in rank for anybody."
The notion of getting married had
been presenting itself to Abner for
some time. Not that he was lonely ;
he felt no need of a companion. His
idea of a wife was somo one to keep
bis house clean, mend his clothes, and
cook his mealy. No more tender
emotion stirred in his breast.
He was "getting along" in years,
and his rheumatism was increasing
upon him. Une of these days he
would need some one to care for him.
His wife must be young, strong, cap
able and amenable; that was all he
Abner Mullens had lived alone for
many years. The Hermit of Beach
ville ho was called by the yonng peo
ple, who regarded bim with awe and
suspicion. To their minds a mystery
hung over his rude dwelling. Did
they not of hear Abner talking busily
to some unseen listener? The truth
was, Abner, taciturn to all fellow-bo
ings, was fairly garrulous with him
self, and his conversations were pro
longed and emphatic.
His little, unpainted, shingled cabin
stood on the rocks which rose high
above the beach, and from the stone
which served him as a step he had the
range of the broad bay and of the open
sea beyond. It wa? a far view, but
Abner's eyes scanned the blue water
moro often to discover signs of schools
of fish than in tho enjoyment or ap
preciation of its beauties; and the
varying moods of the sky meant to
him only phases of weather.
Abner had not proceeded far in his
domeetic occupation when tho cheap
little dock on the shelf struck ten.
He dropped his dishcloth with evident
"Mess or no meas, those fish ha.-e
got to be carried to the boat," he
He took his basket on his arm, and
went down the rooky lane to the vil
lage and through tho one straggling
street bordered by houses, white
painted, but with green blinds and gay
little door-yards bright with flowers.
The street led to tho wharf,-the
business centre of the village,-a
quaint and curious wharf, admired by
artists and by tourists with cameras,
but which was regarded by the natives
from a purely utilitarian standpoint.
Au old schooner had been firmly
grounded, propped by ttout spiles, its
cabin oonverted into a wharf-house,
and a dight of steps cut into its side
for the landing of passengers.
The Mary Ellen had made many a
hard voyage, but now she lay at rest.
Leisurely feet trod her planks, and the
little waves plashed gently against her
weatherbeaten sides-a peaceful end
ing of a sea-tossed existence.
As Abner sauntered along the shaky
structure which bridged the spaoe be -
tween the schooner and dry land, the
little steamer slowed up to mako its
daily landing, and a bevy of village
girls flocked to the wharf to sep I"
boat come in, the chief exci*'
The young w
ing gum vigorous
"None of them fori
to himself. "Gadding
this hour in tho morn
ought to bo doing up
parcel of giggling iee
The gum also met VA .?J
proval. "Waste of str rth oesides
being a dreadful exp .~! Tho girl
with tho light hair is kind o' good
looking, but where'd my breakfast be
while she waa cleaning up? No, none
of them for me!"
It never ocenrred to Abner that any
ofler he made might possibly be re
"I'll have to look iurther'n Beaoh
ville, " he thought, as he climbed back
to his cabin. "If I've got to get mar
ried, I'm bound to get n wife to
AB the days went by Abner's desire
for a helpmeet increased, for the fish
ing was unusually good and kept him
buRy on the bay, so that his household
affairs went even raoresadiy awry. It
was clear teat he mnst ges somebody
to do his housekeeping.
About two weeks after his condem
nation of the Beachville maidens the
hermit rowed around the Feint to the
sleepy old town of Bayport with a load
of clamB and lobsters. Bayport was a
bustling metropolis to Abner, and he
felt on his guard whau he ventured
there, for he had a vague notiou that
his path would be beset with sharpers,
But nobody tried to take advantage of
his innocence, and it was not very
long before he was returning to his
boat with his empty baskets.
On the journey back he stopped at
a bumble little house near tlie wharf
to ask for a drink, and a young wo
man of perhaps twenty years answered
his knock. She willingly brought to
him a dipper of clear, cool water. Tho
dipper was of tin, bat it was as clean
and shining as silver.
Over its rim Abner cyod the giver
with interest. She was little, plump
and dimpled, with a trimness about
her which especially pleased Abner.
He thanked her civilly.
"May I ask your name?" he ven
tured, wiping his mouth on his shirt
"Susie Brown," answered the girl,
a pretty pinV coming into her oheeks.
"Mine's Abner Mullens-and I'm
much obliged to you," responded Ab
ner, with unwonted gallantry ; thon
ho turned and went on his way.
"Trig little sloop," he said to him
self; "kitchen looked shipshape, too.
I don't object to good looks if there's
something to ballast theia," and Abner
cast oft' his painter and pulled for
home with long, steady strokes which
carried him swiftly through the dana
ing, sparkling waves.
Somehow Abner's little hcuse seemed
actually lonely to him that night, and
the next day the same feeling possessed
him. He could not quite under
He did not ihiuk so much about
getting rid ot the work a9 usual. Tho
vision of a neat little figuro titting hera
and there, and of a bright smile wel
coming him on his return from fishing,
On the day following, Abner per
suaded himself that it was necessary
to take a load of fish to Bayport, and
he expended unaccustomed cure on his
toilet bet?re he started. Usually he
weut from his fish-cleaning or from
clam-digging without a thought ot" his
appearauce, but now he put on a clean
flannel shirt and even trimmed his
After his cargo was disposed of he
again rapped at the little door. Susie
opened it to him and quickly brought
him his driuk, with a smile of recog
nition. This was all, yet somehow
Abner felt that his acquaintance had
advancod a step.
After this it became an accustomed
thing for Abner to go to Bayport to
do his trading, and he never failed to
stop at the house by tho wharf to
quench his thirst.
Susie was always'busy about tho
kitchen, brisk and deft, with a cheery
word of welcome. Once sha was fry
ing doughnuts and she gave him one ;
a delicious cirole of crispness which he
ate appreciatively aud with pleased
anticipation of the future.
Ho never crossed the threshold, but '
sometimes ho leaned against tho door
frame, watching the swift movements
of Susie and indulging in a little la
bored conversation; or ho would
linger as if about to say something,
then suddenly turn and hurry down
the street as if in great haste.
"Ho must be u steady man," said
Susie to herself one day, ts ol. ?
watohed the retreating figure, "or it
wouldn't be water he'd want so much
of. But he does look like an orang
utan or a wild man with all that
beard, and he aint got much usc of
At Ia3t came a morniug when Abner
spoke. Susio was unusually bewitch
ing that day, in a fresh print gown
and a distracting little sweeping-cap.
"Susie," ho said, swallowing hard
in his effort tospeak naturally. "Su
sie-I want you to marry me !"
Susie dropped her broom and stared.
"Don't say o word !" said Abner in
great haste. "I've got a thousand
dollars laid up, aud I'll be a good Jius
band to you. You won't find the work
hard, and I'll fit you out well. Think
it over, and I'll be around day aftei
to-morrow." Abner was off before
Susie, confused and blushing, could
utter a word.
That evening Abner sat on. his door
step and looked out over the bay. "I
expect I'll miss beiug alone," bo said.
"But I reckon it'll be smooth sailing.
I'll keep the tiller!"
The next day he began to clean
house, "lt'6 only fair to givo her
clear start," he said, as he scrubbed
Ho was down on his handsand knees
mopping up the floor wm < a shadow
fell before him. F** * - His
doorway was f;i ,F a
. iiayport on
? U?," continuod his
-i Mrs. Brown. You've
"mg my Su-io?"
.ere was a note o? interrogation in
.ms Inst sen to ii eu which seemed to de
mand of Abner some response. He
slowty gathered himself np, and once
on hit feet, ventured to look at Mrs.
Brown. She waa a comely, wholesome
woman, with bright black eyes before
which Abner's wavered and fell.
"I-tasked her to marry me!" he
managed to utter.
"Well, now, that's ali nonsense?"
continued Mrs. Brown, stepping in
and looking about. "Mercy sakes!
What a hole! You see,'Susie's only
nineteen, and you must be full onto
forty-five. Besides, she is going up to
Lewiston to work in a factory,-she's
only been at home while I was visiting
my sister,-and there's a yonng follow
there iv ho's paying her attentions. I
don't wonder you want to get married,
though, living in this mess!"
Mrs. Brown picked a rag up from
the floor, wiped a chair off and sat
down. Abner stood awkwardly before
her, conscious only of a desire for her
"Now look here, Abner Mullens I"
went on Mrs. Brown. "I've heard a
good deal about you, and I know
yon'ie an honest mau uud no drinker
-esoopt from Susie'a dipper," she i
added with a chuekle. .Til tell you j
what I'll do, Til marry you oyao?f !" i
Tho floor-cloth dropped from Ab?
"Yes," Continued Mrs. Brown. 'Tye
been a widow for fifteen years, and I
begin to feel I'd like somebody to fend
[or me. I'll keep yon tidy as wax,
yon need it bad enough, the Lord
knows,-and I'm a master cook. I've
got five hundred dollars in the bank.
Susie's got her pa's money, andaint de
pendent on me. . My rent's up next
week, so we might as well got married
then. There aint anything for ns to
wait for. We're old enough to know
our own minds!"
But Abner, fctandiug helpless in the
middle of the iloor, felt ho should
never know his again !
Abont six weeks later Abner was
coming up from his dory with a basket
of fish, whc-naBcachville acquaintance
accosted him. "Hello, Abner! How
do you like being married?"
"It might be worse," said Abner,
slowly, as he climbed the lane.
"Yes," he continued to himself, as
he looked into his neat kitchen and
saw the figure of his wife stepping
briskly about, preparing a savory sup
per and singing cheerily a3 she worked.
"Yes, it might bc a deal sight worse."
WOKDS OJ? WISDOM.
The sin that looks the safest is the
surest to kill.
It is more important to bear good
fruit than much fruit.
If the gossip would think more, her
tongue would get more rest.
There is no such thing as commit
ting one sin and stopping there.
The poorest man may give as much
as the richest, if he will give all h?
A wooden broad plate will bo re
membered longer than a souvenir tea
If you would know what it m?ans
to be rich, find out that it is blessed
Tho shiftless man is always away
from home when a good, opportunity
The man most, in need of mercy, is
tho one who will have no mercy on
Too many people aresinging, "Scat
tor sunshine," aud waiting for some
body else to do it.
A blind rcan's opinion of the sun is
based on what he has loamed from tho
earth with his cane.
. To things which yo i bear with im
patience, you should accustom your
self, and by habit you will bear them
The reason why so few marriages
ere happy, is because young ladies
spend their time in making nets, not
in making cages.
Character ia measured by the dis
tance traveled from th s starting point,
and everything depends upon whether
the progress has beea up stream or
A generous friendship no ' cold
medium knows, burns with one love,
with one resentment glows, ono should
our interests and our passions be, my
friend must hate the 'man that injures
. Suffering is an -accident. It does
not matter whether yon and I suffer.
"Not enjoyment and not eorrow" is.
our life, not sorrow any more than en
joyment, but obediences and duty.
It duty brings sorrow let ijt bring sor
row. . v .
Let ns ever remember that he who
lives for self aud self alone is a S ire,
whilst he who renden, honest- loving
6ervic>? to his fellows, though he" be
poor and au outcast, unhonored and
unsung, is to all eternity a noble ano
Some peoplo sco::n to bo taught,
others are ashamed of it, as .they would
be of going to schoal when they are
old ; brit it is never too late to learn
what it is always neoospary to know.
And it is no shame to learn eo long as
e are ignorant-taut is to say, eo long
as we live.
America's First Locomotive. .
The first locomotive which ever
turned a wheel upon au American
track did not run to and from any of
the great cities, but was nsel in the
backwoods of Pennsylvania. The
story of this primitivo engine is told
by Alfred Mathews ia tli9 Engineering
Magazine. Tbe wilderness of North
eastern Pennsylvania was penetrated
by two Philadelphia Quakers,.^o?n
and Maurice 'TuHsv about ten' years
prior to 18^tv. They heroically began
and pushed .forward* .the .'great work
which later was assumed and carried
to completion by ibo?. Delaware and
Hudson Canal Company-?that of get
ting coal from the Lackawanna Valley
into New York. From the Laakawanna
(at Carbondale) the company had built
a railroad over the Moosie Mountains
to the forks of the Dy/oerry- (the Bite
of Honesdale),, and from- that point
they had a canal to Roadoat, on the
Hudson. It had been their original
purpose to u?e boise :power on the
railroad, with stationary engines . at
the planes, as at present, but the sue
cessf"'. experiments with the railroad
I ^motive in England led taem to try
kuat new form and application of
power. . , .
The Stourbridge Lionr as this pion
eer locomotive was called, was one of
three ordered by tho company's civil
engineer, Horatio Allen, in England.
The "Lion" was built by Foster, P.as
. -'ok & Co., at Stourbridge, and tho
r two were built by Stevenson,
(tended many courtesies to the
?.an engineer. Thus it happened
r in 1323 the firsfc order
Eagiau l for locomotive's, af
. tho successful working of those on
the Stockton and Darlington .oad,
was from foaway America.
The Stourbridge Lion reached this
country and was given o -trial in' New
York City on Juno ll, 1829, which
proved highly successful. The loco
motive was fired with anthracite coal
from the Delaware and Hudson.Com
pany's Lackawanna mines.
It was to put this coal on the mar
ket that tho company's operations
wore carried on, and this coal mining
caused the advent of tho locomotive ir
America as weil as in England.
Kew Wave Motor. .
A new wave motor, invented by Mr.
Morley Fletcher, civil engineer of
London, has recently been experi
mentell with in Dover harbor, it jg
said, with encouiaging results. A
fioatiug buoy as it rises and falls with
the waves operates the plnugers oi
two pumpB placed bcueath it, the
stroke varying with tho size of thr
waves from ono i nob to four feet. The
water thus pumped under high pres
sure is conveyed ashore by pipes and
can then bo utilized in runuing a water
wheel or hydraulic motor. A buoy
four feet in diameter is said to deve
loped :?.7 horse power under favorable
circumstances, but the effect is ouh
trilling when there in a oulra.
The Treasury Depart mont announoeb
that in the ccunterfef.t ?20 eilver cer
tifiante! the nose of Dauiel Maiming
is sharp aud pointed, whereas in tho
genuine bill it is round and broad.
Tho Tomato in Italy,.
To every home and cottage in Italy
the preserving of tomatoes is carried
on. Terraces, balconies and even the
flat roofs of houses are half covered
with plates containing the deep red
substance. After gathering, the toma
toes intended for preserving aro
spread ont for some hours in the sun
till tho skin has somewhat shrunk,
says a writer in Chambers's Journal.
.They are then passed through a sieve
so that they may be freed from both
seeds and skies. As they contain a
large proportion of water, the sub
stance which has been passed through
the sieve must be hung in bags, from
Which the water exudes, and soon a
pool of dirty-looking water is formed
beneath each bag. Strange to say,
it is in no way tinged with red.
Tho mixturo which remains in the
bags has the consistency of a very
thick paste. It is then salted, the
proportion being a little less than ono
ounce of salt to a pound of preserve.
The process now requires that it shall
be spread on flat plates, exposed to the
sun, and stirred from time to timo
with a wooden spoon, so that the upper
part may not form a crust, whilo un
derneath it remains soft. It is a pic
turesque sight when the women are to
be seen flitting about on the roofs
and terraces, attending to the deep
red preserve, their colored handker
chiefs flung on their heads to screen
them from the rays of the barning
sun when it is at its fiercest. In the
evening the contents of tho various
plates are taken in and stirred up to*
gether, for if moistened by the night
dew the whole would ho spoiled. Af
ter being exposed to the sua for seven
or eight days, tho ?amo process being
repeated each day, the preserve is fin
ished and placed in jars for winter
Though it is used by all classes of
persons, it- is more necessary to the
poor than to the rich, for the latter
can make, use of tho frosh tomatoes
pres?rved'in tins. Tomatoes may bo
tinned whole, as we know from those
.usually imported into' England from
Americ.i. But in Italy thc fruit is
usually passed through a sieve, the
pulp being then placed in tins, which
are immediately soldered down and
then put in boiling water for five min
utes. Tte cost of a small tin is half a
franc, so it is- as a rulo beyond the
means of the poor.'
A flax-Sccd Poultice.
There is a good deal of virtue in
the old-fashioned remedies of our
grandmother?, the herb teas and
poultices they relied upon when the
country was'now-and there was a
dearth of doctors. The doctor of those
.days was a holy terror, anyway, with
his lancet; his calomel and blue pills,
and it is hardly to be wondered at
that .the milder measures of these
kind old darner were often more effica
cious than tbe severe methods of tho
accredited disciples of Esculapios.
One of the most helpful agents in
the alleviation of paiu and the cure of
pneumonia, inflammatory disease and
all kinds of gastrointestinal disease is
a flax-seed poultice. Every house
ought to have its packago of flax-seed
meal in readiness for sudden illness,
and every woman ought to know how
to mako a poultice in tho best manner.
Make ready, in the first place, a
couple of strips of cloth large onough
when doubled to cover tho chest or
bowels. Also have .a large piece of
flannel, or pieqty of cotton batting
batting is best becauso it is lightest
on hand. Take a pint of the meal
and stir in warm water enough to sat
urate it; let it heat up on the stove
till it is as hot as your Anger tells eau
be born?. Remember that your finger
will stand.more heat than other parts'
of the body. Spread this evenly oa
half, of ono of the strips ot cloth,
about a,quarter of an inch thick, fold
tho other half over it; with a large
needle and coarse ^ thread catch both
parts together round the edges, ar?d it
is ready to apply. As soon as it is in
place, cover with the warm cotton or
flannel, which should be largo enough
to extend considerably beyond the
poultice, to keep in tho warmth.
Such a poultice should be good for
two and a half or three hours.
Don't mako a poultice so wet that
the moisture drips ; that is extremely
uncomfortable to the patient. A well
made flax-seed poultice is a most ex
cellent remedial agent and always to
be relied upon.-Detroit Freo Press.
How Many Aucest ors Have You ? .
Grandfathers and grandmothers are
very proud when they can boast of
having a paltry score or two of de- j
scendants, but no one seems to be
aware of tho grounds he has for boast
ing of tho number of his ancestors.
Has it ever occurred to voa to oonnt
back in a direct liue? If not, try it
now sad you will be astonished. At
I the first remove you will have two
father and mother. At tho next step
I yon have four-two grandfathers and
Each of these has had a father and
a mother, so you have four great
grandfathers and four great-graud
mothers. Each of these again has had
two parents, so that at tho fourth gea
oration back you have sixteen ances
tors, at thc fifth you have thirty-two,
' afc the sixth you have sixty-four and
at tho seventh you h9ve 128.
As you go a little further, they riso
to the thousands, tens of thousands,
and hundreds of thousands, so that, if
all yonr direct ancestors for tweaty
.generations bc added together, they
amount to over a million, and if you
go back another twentv degrees, they
total 1,000,OOO,OOO,OOO-or moro peo
ple than there aro in tho world at tho
present moment, if you leave out
Now, as forty generations are equal
to only about 1200 years, if you were
to calculate back to the beginning of
tho world, you simply couldn't find
figures to express tho number of your
So far as we havo been able to dis
cover, the celebrated Broxburn icicle
fully deserves tho name of the "big
gest." Jt was formed daring tho se
vero frost of February, 1895, at tho
-Almond aqueduct, over which the
Union canal runs, * near Clifton ha l,
Broxburn, England. Tho overflow of
tho canal drops from the aqueduct, a
distance of 125 feet, into the Almond
water Duriug the heavy cold the
dropping liquid, freezing at the spot
where it foll, soon became a gradually
lengthening icicle, until the connec
tion between the river and bridge was
established. When the sun shono upon
the giant mass, thu iridescenco was
beaut;lui. and people came from miles
around to look at it. The ieiole was
formed in threo nights.
Modern and Ancient (Jreek.
Modern Greek, as now taught in tho
schools cf Athens, is so much liku the
old languago of 2000 years ago that
anyone who can understand the
Alexandrine Greek ol the Goopols can
read tho uew Greek Gospel as they
aro read in the churches und ODO
understand a great deal ol' tue mudera
The south has made marked pro
gress in some industrial lines, as
much, perhaps, as could have been
expected under the circumstances,
perhaps more, but not as much as
could have been made with more co
operative effort. The progress made
has been chiefly in the manufacture of
cotton, in which we have incompara
ble advantages over the section which
for so many years denominated that
industry, but in the other fields we
have made but little progress, and
still continue to supply other sections
with the crude materials at a low price
and buy from them the manufactured
articles at a price many times as great
as that received for the crude mate
rials. We are still dependent upon
the east for nearly everything, from a
locomotive to a match.-Washington
To Build A Presidential Car.
The Railroad Car Journal, of New
York city has originated a project to
buil d a private car foi* the use of the
president of the United States from
material and appliances contributed
by the car-building aud affiliated in
dustries. The designs and specifica
tions are being prepared under the
supervision of a committee of twenty
five master car builders and superin
tendents of motive power. "The pro
jected car," it is said, "will be a com
plete exposition of the art of car build
ing, demonstrating to the world
the surpassing excellence of this
industry in the United States, and it
is to presented to the nation as a trib
ute from the car building fraternity for
the personal and official use of the suc
cessive presidents of the United
States."-New Orleans Times-Demo
Bnsiness and Honor.
Said Judge Peterby to Kev. Whang
"Just think of the deception prac
ticed every day. Why, it is dreadful.
Now, if you could make 8150 by a lie.
your sense of honor wouldn't allow you
to do it, would it, Mr. Baxter?"
"Dunno 'bout dat ar," replied
Whangdoodle. "Seems ter me dat am
a matter of bisness wharin houah hain't
got nuftin' ter say. Say, jedge, who is
de man with de ?150?"-Texas Sifter.
, No Use to Cry.
Ko usc tu fret and worry and Itch and scratch.
That won't rum you. Tetterlne will. Any sort
of skin dlseap". Tetter. Eczema, Halt Rheum,
Kir.nv?.rm or mere ahrnslon of the skin. At
drug stores, or hy mall for 50c. lu stamps from J.
T. Shuptilne, Savannah, Ga.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
tee?ilng. Boltons tho gums, reduces inflamina*
lion, allays pain, cureB wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
Jl'ST try' a If*-'- box of Cascareis, Ute finest
liver and bowel regulator ever made.
Plso's Cure 1? a wonderful Cough medicine.
Mrs. W. I'ICXEBT. Van Sielen and Blake Aves.,
Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 20, 'IM.
If afflicted with sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thomp
son's Eye-water. Druggists sell at 25c. per bottle.
CASCARKTS stimulate liver, kidneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe; 10c. '
Expelled by Lydia E. Pinkham's
Interview With Mrs. B. A. Lombard.
I have reason to think that I would
not be here now if it had not been for
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound. It cured me of a fibroid tumor
in my womb.
Doctors could do nothing for me, and
they could not cure me at thc hospital.
I will tell you about it:
.I had been in my usual health, but
had worked quite hard. "When my
monthly period came on, I flowed very
badly. The doctor gave me medicine,
but it did me no good. He said the
flow must be stopped if possible, and
he must find the cause of my trouble.
Upou examination, he found there
was a Fibroid Tumor in m}' womb, and
gave me treatment without any benefit
whatever. About that time a -lady
called on me. and recommended Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,
said she owed her life to it. 1
said I would try it, and did. Soor
after the flow became more natural and
regular. I still continued taking the
Compound for some time. Then the
doctor made an examination again,
and found everything all right. The
tumor had passed away and that, dull
ache was gone.-MRS. B. A. LOMBARD,
Box 71, Westdale, Mass.
Every ingredient in
Hires Rootbccr is health ]
giving. Thc blood isl
improved, thc nerves!
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I benefited by this delicious'^
Queuches the thirst, tickles
_. the palate ; full of snap, sparkle
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Il A i .A-?ic* mikes OTC gall?os.
is a necessary and important
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require a properly balanced
manure. The best
contain a high percentage
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periment on the best fa- ns in ibe United Slates-is
told in a little book -?hich we publish and will gladly
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The Yoong Heathen.
The five-year-old heathen had been
taken to the big folks' church. The
ceremony of communion was being
performed. He was much interested
in it, especially when the minister
arose and began solemnly: "0 Lord,
it is very meet and right," etc.
This is the account of it which he
gave to his devout little sister when he
"Then the minister got up and took
a drink of wine, and then ne groaned
" *0 Lord, it is very weak.' "-Buf
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When you are talking Bicycles, don't be
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They are the top notch of bicycle engi
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velop other fields. The peri.ct point of
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