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Peculiar Ev rope an Situai ion.
There is uot a reigning sovereign in
Europe whose family is of the nation
over which he rules. The house of
Austria is in reality the houso of Lor
raine, the Hapsburg* being of Swiss
origin. The king of the Belgians is
of Saxe-Cobnrg. The king of Den
mark is a Holsteiner. The youug
king of Spain is an Austro-Bourbon.
The king of Italy is a Savoyard. The
founder of the Bernadotto dynasty in
Sweden was a country attorney at Pan
1 ss thau a century and a quarter ago,
and the king of the Helenes is a Hol
steiner. The British royal family is,
as every one knows, Hanoverian.
The Hohenzollerns were originally
Suabians, and are therefore partly
Bavarians and partly Swiss.-New York
Professor (after having been absorb
ed for hours in a pile of rare nianui
8cripts) : "Let me see, I was going to
do something-what the duco was I go
ing to do, anyway9 (After thinking
au hour) : "Oh, yes, now I remember.
I wanted to go to bed."-Fliegende
Fortuno Seeking Emigrant*.
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or the tourist provided with lt, may safely en
counter the danger.
In Norway people who are not vaccinated are i
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Watching the Jury.
Bufus 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.
Chcate'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."-San Fraucisco
Didn't Know His Gifts.
-*" "Why do you call mo 'Birdie,' dear?"
He 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 Shrub.
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
?cid in the blood, or
by disordered action
of the Kidneys or
urinary organs. The
or as botanists call
it. Piper Methyr
iicum, grows on the
banks of the Ganges
river, East India,
THE KAVA-KAVA SHRUB and probably; was
(Piper Mtthytiicum.) used for centuries
by the natives before its extraordinary
properties became kuown 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 I20O hospital cures in 30 days. It
acts directly upon the blood and kid
ney?, and is a true specific just as qui
nine isiu malaria. We have the strong
est testimony of many mir.isters of the
gospel, well known doctors and business
mei cured by Alkavis, when all e ther
remedies had failed.
Ia the New York Wrtklv World of Sept. 10th,
the testimony of Rev. W. B. Moore, D. D., of
Washington, D. C. was given, describing bis
years of 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
gravel stones after iwo weeks' use of Alkavis.
Rev. John H.Watson, ofSunset.Texas.aminister
of the gospel of thirty years' service, was struck
down at his Dost of duty by Kidney disease.
After hovering between life and death for two
months, and all his doctors having failed, he
took Alkavis, and was completely restored to
health and strength, and is fu foiling hisduties as
minister of the gospel. Mr. R. C. Wood, a prout
? inent attorney of Lowell, Indiana, was cured of
Rheumatism, Kidney and Bladder disease of ten
years 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 blndder. He was
treated by all his home physicians without the
least benefit and finally completely cured in a
few weeks by 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
vp in despair, when she found Alkavis and was
promptly cured of kidney disease and restored
to health. Many other ladies also testify to the
wonderfnl curative powers of Alkavis in the
various disorders peculiar to womanhood. .
So far the Church Kidney Cure Com
pany, No. 424 Fourth. Avenue, New
York, are the only importers of this
new remedy, and they are so anxiocs to
prove its value that for the sake of intro
duction they will send 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,
Female Complaints, or other affliction
doe to improper action of the Kidneys
or Urinary Organs. We advise all Saf
erer? to send their names and address
to the company, end receive the Alkavis
fret. It ii sent to you entirely free, to
prove iti wonderful curative power?,
BY MARY E,
f^vELL," said Abner
1 ^ ) Mullens, surveying
the interior ot his
o*/ kitchen with evident
Jk\ disfavor, "a wife
J*"*"^ would come in kind
f o' convenient just
It did look as if a woman's hand
was needed to bring order ont of that
chaos. Boots, clothing, dishes, rags
and fishing-tackle littered the floor.
A basket of cleaned fish occupied the
only chair, whilo the table and sink
were piled with an accumulation or
articles too varied for description. As
for dirt-dirt was everywhere !
'.Folks say I'm umidy," continued
Abner as he eyed the disorder. "But
I amt. lt ?int that I lise dirt ; it's
that I don't like cleaning np. I love
to see 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 6igh
as he set about his uncongenial task.
"There aint a doubt about it," he
went on aloud, a habit which his
solitary life had developed. "It takes
more'n one to run a schooner, land or
sea. It's been growing on me ever
since 1 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, I can take to the dory till
the storm's blowed out." Here Abner
attacked his breakfast dishes, a task
he particularly detested.
"There'll be a lot of things that
aint 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 some one to keep
his house clean, mend his clothes, and
cook his meals. No more tender
emotion stirred in his breast.
He was "getting along" in years,
and his rheumatism was increasing
upon him. One 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 alono for
many years. The Hermit of Beach
ville ho was called by the young peo
ple, who regarded bim with awe and
auspicien. To their minds a mystery
hung over his rude dwelling. Did
they not of hear Abner talking busily
to some unseen listener ? The truth
'as, Abner, taciturn to all fellow-ba
ings, was fairly garrulous with him
self, and his conversations were pro
longed and emphatic.
His little, unpainted, shingled oabin
stood on the rooks which rose high
above the beach, and from the stoue
which served him as a step he had the
range ot 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
domestic occupation when tho cheap
little olock on the shelf ttruck ten.
He dropped his dishcloth with evident
"Mess or no mess, those fish hare
got to be carried to the boat," he
He took his basket on his arm, and
went down the rocky laue to the vil
lage and through tho one straggling
street bordered by honses, white
painted, but with greenblindsandgay
little door-yards bright with Howers.
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 stout spilep, its
cabin oonverted into a wharf-house,
and a flight 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 space 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 66*? t"
boat come in, the chief exci*'
The young wc
ing gum vigorous
"None of them fori
to himself. "Gaddin,
this hour in tho morn i
ought to bo doing up
parcel of giggling ferr
The gum also met vu
preval. "Waste of st r oesides
being a dreadful exp .c! The girl
with tho light hair is kind o' good
looking, but where'd my breakfast be
while she was deaning up? No, none
of them for me 1"
It never occurred to Abner that any
offer he made might possibly bo re
"I'll'have to look further'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
As the days went by Abner's desire
for a helpmeet increased, for the fish
ing was unusually good and kept him
busy on the bay, so that his household
affairs went even more sadly awry. It
waa clear that he mnst get somebody
to do his housekeeping. m
About two weeks after his condem
nation of the Beaohville maidens the
hermit rowed aronnd the Feint to the
sleepy old town of Bayport with a load
of clams and lobsters. Bayport was a
bustling metropolis to Abner, and he
felt on his guard when he ventured
there, for be had a vague notion that
bil pith would b& busot with sharpers,
But nobody tried to take advantage of
his innocence, anti it was not very
long before he was returning to his
boat with his empty baskets.
On the journey back he stopped at
a humble little boase near the wharf
to ask for a drink, and a young wo
man of perhaps twenty years answered
his knock. She willingly brought to
him a clipper of olear, cool water. The
dipper was of tin, but it was aa clean
and ahimng as silver.
Over ita nm Abner eyed 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 pink coming into her cheeks.
"Mine's Abner Mullens-and Fm
much obliged to you," responded Ab
ner, with unwonted gallantry; then
he turned and went on his way.
"Trig little sloop," he said to him
self ; "kitchen looked fibipshape, too.
I don't object to good looks if there's
something to ballast them," and Abner
cast oft' his painter and pulled for
home with long, steady strokes which
carried him swiftly through the danc
ing, sparkling waves.
Somehow Abner's little hcuse seemed
actually lonely to him that night, and
tbe next day the same feeling possessed
him. He could not quite under
He did not ihiuk so mach about
getting rid o? the work as usual. Tho
vision of a neat little figure titting here
and there, and of a bright smile wel
coming bim 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 care on his
toilet before ho started. Usually he
went from his fish-cleaning or from
clam-digging without a thought of bis
appearance, but now he put on a cleau
flannel shirt and even trimmed his
After his cargo was disposed of ho
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
advanced a step.
After this it became au accustomed
thing for Abner to go to Bayport to
do bis 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 soo was fry
ing doughnuts and she gave him one ;
a delicious circle of crispaess 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
Sosi? to herself one day, ts ?Li I
watohed the retreating figure, "or it
wouldn't be Trater he'd want ao much
of. But ho does look like an orang
utan or a wild man with all that
beard, and he aint got much ase of
At last carno a morniug when Abner
spoke. Su6io was unusually bewitch
ing tbat day, in a fresh print gown
and a distracting little sweeping-cap.
"Susie," ho said, swallowing hard
in his efibrt to speak naturally. "Su
sie-I want you to marry me !"
Susie dropped her broom and stared.
"Don'tsay a word!" said Abner in
great haste. "I've got a thousand
dollars laid up, and I'll be a gout! hus
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 being alone," bo said.
"But I reokoa it'll be smooth sailing.
I'll keep the tiller!"
The next day he began to cloan
house, "lt's ODIV fair to givo her a
clear start," he said, as be scrubbed
Ho was down on his handsand knees
mopping up the floor wm < a shadow
fell before him. Fe 1 r His
doorway was ?" 'fa
. Jiayport on
? ?a," continued his
a Mrs. Brown. You've
"?ng my Susio?"
.ere waa a noto of interrogation in
bhis last sentence which seemed to de
mand of Abner some response. He
slowly gathered himself up, and once
on his feet, ventured to look at Mrs.
Brown. She wa3 a comely, wholesome
woman, with bright black oyos before
which Abner'u wavered and fell.
"l-l asked her to marry me!" he
managed to utter.
"Well, now, that'6 ali noneense?"
continued Mrs. Brown, stepping in
and looking about. "Mercy sakes!
What a hole! You see. ^Susie's only
nineteen, and you must bc fall onto
forfcy-fivo. Besides, sbo 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 young follow
there who's paying her attentions. I
don't wonder you want to get married,
though, living in thia mess!"
MrB. 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!"
went on Mrs. Brown. "I've heard a
good deal about you, and I know
yon'ie an honest mau aud no drinker
-esoept from Susie'a dipper," she
added with a chuckle. "I'll tell yen
wont TU do. i'll marry you myielf I"
Tte floor-cloth dropped from Ab?
"Yee," continued Mrs. Brown. "I've .
been a widow for fifteen years, arid I
begin to feel I'd like somebody to fend
for me. I'll keep you tidy as wax,
you 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, and aint de
pendent on me. . My rent's up next
week, so we might as well get married
then. There aint anything, for ns to
wait for. We're old enough to know
our own minds!"
But Abner, standing helpless in the
middle of the iloor, felt he should
never know his again !
About six weeks later Abner wtfs
coming up from his dory with a basket
of fish, whenaBoachville acquaintance
accosted him. "Hello, Abner! How
do you like being marr.iod?"
.'It might be worse," said Abner,
slowly, as he climbed the lane.
"Yes," he continued to himself, as
he looked into hi, neat kitchen and
saw the figure of his wife stepping
briskly about, preparing a savory sup
per and singing cheerily as she worked.
"Yes, it might bc a deal sight WorBe."
WOKDS Or' VYISDOU.
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 tho richest, if he will give all h?
A wooden bread plate will bo re
membered longer than a souvenir tea
If you would know what it ih?ans
to be rich, find out that it is blessed
Tho shiftless man is always away
from home when a good, opportunity
The mau most in need of mercy, ia
tho oue who will have no mercy on
himself. . ?
Too many people are singing, "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 hau learned from the
earth with his cane. .
To things which you bear with im
patience you shouiii: accustom your
self, and by habit you will bear them
The reason why so few marriages
ere happy, is because young ladies
spend their timo in making nets, not
in making cages.
Character is measured by the dis
tance traveled from the starting point,
and everything depends upon whether
the progress has been 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 you and I suffer.
"Not enjoyment and not sorrow":is.
our life, not sorrow any more than en
joyment, but obediences and duty.
If duty bringa sorrow let it bring sor
Let us ever remember that he who
lives for self and self alone is a E ire,
whilst he who renders honest- loving
service to his fellows, though lie' be
poor and au outcast, unhonored and
unsung, is to all eternity a noble suc
Some peoplo scorn to bo taught,
others are ashamed of it, as,they would
be of going to school when they are
old ; but it is never too late to learn
what it is always necessary to know.
And it is no shume to learn 60 long as
e are ignorant-that ia to say, so long
as we live. _
America's First Loeomatirc. .
The first locomotive which ever
turned a wheel upon ari American
track did not run to and from any of
the great cities, but waa used in the
backwoods of Pennsylvania. The
story of this primitivo engine is told
by Alfred Mathews in tbs- Engineering
Magazine. Tbo wilderness of North
eastern Penusylvania was penetrated
by t wo Philadelphia Quakers,.-: J oin
and Maurice ^urtr*, about ten' years
prior to 18'??>. They heroically began
and pushed forrard the .'great work
which later wai assumed and carried
to completion by tho. JL?olaware and
Hudson Cunal Company-that of get
ting coal from tho Lackawanna Valley
into New York. From the Lackawanna
(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 lion dont, on the
Hudson. It had been their original
purpose to use horse :power on the
railroad, with stationary engines1 at
the planes, as at present, but the suc
cessful experiments wit., the railroad
locomotivo in England led taem to Irj
that new form and application of
power. . ; .
The Stourbridge Lion, as this pion
eer locomotive was cai led, was one of
three ordered by tho company's civil
engineer, Horatio Allen, in England.
The "Lion" was built by Foster, Eas
I nnk & Co., at Stourbridge, and tho
r two were built by Stevenson,
Uonde.1 many courtesies to the
..an engineer. Thus it happened
r in 1823 tho first order
? Engiaud for locomotive's, af
. tho successful working of those on
the Stockton and Darlington road,
was from foaway America.
The Stourbridge Lion reached this
country and was given n trial in' New
York City on Juno ll, 1829, which
proved highly successful. The loco
motive was tired 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 ope-ations
wore carried (.n, and this cool mining
caused the advent of tho locomotive ir
America as well as in England.
Kew Wave Motor.
A new wave motor, invented by Mr.
Morley Fletcher, civil engineer of
London, has recently been experi
mented with in Dover harbor, it is
said, with encouraging results. A
floating buoy as it rises and falls with
the waves operates tho plungers ol
two pumps placed beneath it, tho
stroke varying with the size of the
waves L-om one i nob to four feet. The
water thus pumped under high pres
snro is conveyed ashore by pipes and
can then bo utilized in running a water
wheel or hydraulic motor. A buoy
four feet in diameter is said to deve
loped 0.7 horse power under favorable
circumstances, but the elfect is only
trilling when there is a calm.
The Treasury Department announcer
that in the counterfeit &1U eilver oer
tirloatea tho nose of Dauiel Manning
is sharp and pointed, whereas in the
genuine bill it ia round and broad.
Tlie Tomato in Italy,
In every home and cottago in Ital?;
tho 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 tte skin has somewhat shrunk,
says a writer in Chambers's Journal.
?They are then passed through a sieve
so thal; they may be freed from both
seeds and skins. 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 tho water exudes, and soon a
pool of dirty-looking water is formed
beneath each bag. Strange to say,
it is ii. no way tinged with red.
The mixture which remains in the
bags has the consistency of a very
thick paste. It is then salted, the
proportion being a little less than one
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 xray not form a crust, whilo un
derneeth it remains soft. It is a pia?
turesque sight when the women are to
be seen flitting about on the roofs
and terraces, attending to the deep
red praserve, their colored handker
chiefs flung on their heads to 6creen
them from the rays of the burning
sun when it is at its fiercest. In the
evening the contents of the 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 sun for seven
or eight days, tho same 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 mako. use of tho frosh tomatoes
pres?rved'in tin3. Tomatoes may bo
tinued whole, as we know from thoso
.usually imported, into' England from
A morie 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-Seed Poultice.
There is a good deal of virtue in
the old-fashioned remedies of our
grandmothers, the herb teas and
poultices they relied upon when tho
country was 'now- and there was a
dearth of doctors. The doctor of thoso
.days was a holy terror, anyway, with
his lancet ; his calomel and blue pills,
and it is hardly to be wondered at
that thc milder measures of thoso
kind old dames wcro often more effica
cious than the severe methods of tho
accredited disciples of Esculapius.
One of the most helpful agents in
the alleviation of pain and the cure of
pneumonia, inflammatory disease and
all kinds of gastro-mtostinal disease is
a flax-seed poultice. Every bouse
ought to have its package of flax-seed
meal in readiness for sudden illness,
and every woman ought to know how
to make a poultice in tho best manner.
Mako ready, in the first place, a
couple of strips of cloth largo enough
when doubled to cover tho chest or
bowels. Also have .a large piece of
flannel, or piepty of cotton batting
batting is best because it is lightest
on hand. Take a pint ol the meal
and fct ir in warm water enough to sat
urate it ; let it heat up on the stove
till it is as hot as your finger tells can
be borne. Eemember that your finger
will stand more beat than other parts
of tho body. Spread this evenly on
half, of ono of tho 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, and it
is ready to apply. As soon as it is in
place, cover with tho warm cotton or
flannel, which should bo large enough
to extend considerably beyond the
poultice, to keep in tho warmth.
Such a poultico should be good for
two and a half or three hours.
Don't mako a poultico so wet that
the moisture drips ; that is extremely
uncomfortable to the patient. A well
made flax-seed poultico is a most ex
cellent remedial agent and always to
be relied upon.-Detroit Freo Presa.
How Sony Ancestors Have You] .
Grandfathers and grandmothers are
very proud when they can boast of
having a paltry score or two of de
scendants, but no ono scorns to bo
aware of the grounds he has for boast
ing of tho number of his ancestors.
Has it ever occurred to voa to oonnt
back in a direct line? If not, try it
now sad you will bo astonished. At
the first remove you will have two
father aud mother. At tho next step
yon-have four-two grandfathers and
Each of these has had a father and
a mother, so yon have four great
grandfathers and four great-grand
mothers. Each of these again has had
two parents, so that at tho fourth gen
eration back you have sixteen ances
tors, at the fifth you have thirty-two,
' at the eixth you have sixty-four and
at tho seventh you have 128.
As you go a little further, they riso
to the thousand?, tens of thousands,
and hundreds of thousands, so that, if
all your direct ancestors for twenty
.generations bc added together, they
amount to over a million, and if you
go hack another twentv degrees, they
total 1,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOO-or more peo
ple than thero aro in the world at tho
present moment, if you leove out
Now, as forty generations ore equal
to only about 1200 yeara, if you were
to calculate back to tho beginning of
tho world, you simply couldn't find
figures to express tho number of your
So far as we have been able to dis
cover, tho celebrated Broxburn ioiole
fully deserves tho name of the "big
gest." it was formed during tho se
vero frost of February, 1805, at tho
'Almond aqueduct, over which the
Union canal runs,' near Clifton ha l,
Broxburn, Eoglaud. The overflow of
the caiial 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 feli, soon became a gradually
lengthening icicle, until the connec
tion batween the river and bridge was
established. When the sun shone upon
the giant mass, the iridescenca waa
beaut; lui, and people cume from miles
around to look at it. The icic.o waa
formed in three nights.
Modern and Ancient (J rf ok.
Modern Greek, as now taught in tho
schools cf Athena, is so much like the
old hinguago cf 2000 years ago that
anyone wno can understand the
Alexandrine Greek of the Gospels can
read thc new Greek Goapvlu UH they
are read in the churches ?pd (ian
underfund a great deal ol' the mu dor o
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 fleldB 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
build a private car fol' 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 snperin*
tendents of motive power. "The pro
jected car," it ?B said, "will be a coni^
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 sue*
cessive presidents of the United
States."-New Orleans Times-Demo
tinniness and Honor.
Said Judge Peterby to Rev. Whang
"Just think of the deception prac
ticed every day. Why, it ie- dreadful.
Now, if you could make $100 by a lie,
your sense of honor wouldn't allow you
to do it, would it, Mr. Baxter?"
"Dunno 'bout dat ar," replied
Whaugdoodle. "Seems ter me dat am
o matter of Disneas wharin houah hain't
got nuffin' ter say. Say, jed^e, who is
de man with dz $150?"-Texas Sifter.
, No Use to Cry.
No uso lu fret at:d worry and Itch aud scratch.
That won't euro you. Tetterlne will. Any sort
of akin dise?e?. Tetter. Eczema, .Salt Rheum,
Ringworm or mere abrasion of the skin. At
drug store*, or by mall for 50c. lu stamps from J.
T. Shop tithe, Savannah, Ga.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for chlldron
teething, softens tho gums, reduces lnflnmmr..
Hon. allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
JCST try a Wc box of Cascarets, the finest
livor and towel regulator ever mods.
Plso's Cure is a wondorful Cough medicine.
Mrs. W. I'ICKERT, Van Sielen ?nd Blake Aves.,
Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 20, '(M.
If afflicted with sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thomp
son's Eye-water. Druggists sell at 25c. per bottle.
CAECARKTS stimulate liver, kidneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe; 10c.
Expelled by Lydia E. Plnkham'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. Pinkhams Vegetable Com
pound. It cured me of a fibroid tumor
in my womb.
Doctors could do nothing forme, 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, IHowed very
badly. The doctor gave me medicine,
but it did me no good. He said the
?ow must be stopped if possible, and
he must find thc cause of my trouble.
Upon examination, he found there
was a Fibroid Tumor in my womb, and
gave me treatment without any benefit
whatever. About that time a -lady
called on me, and recommended Lydia
E. Pinkhams Vegetable Compound,
said she owed her life to it. 1
said I would try it, and did. Soon
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.
TTTTTI ll " . 11 : III ? m 1.11 II TI TI 1111 Will
Every ingredient in
Hires P.ootbcer is health
'giving. The blood is
improved, thc nerves
soothed, thc stomach!!
I benefited by this delicious!
Qucuchcs the thirst, tickles
the palate ; full of snap, sparkle
and effervescence. A temper
ance drink for everybody.
1 Made oolr br Tb<: Charl?? K. Hire? Co..Pl.lUd?lpUia.
A I'viace makes Ore gallons.
is a necessary and important
ingredient of complete fer
tilizers. Crops of all kinds
require a properly balanced
manure. The best
contain a high percentage
All about Potash-the result! of ?ts use by actual ex
periment OD the best farms in the United Slates-is
told in a little book which we pubi:sh and will gladly
snail fi e? to any farmer in America who will write for it.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York.
A UK (isl (l. Ga. Actual bu<inoa?. No tex' ?/
Iv ok- fcJbort lune. U??a;. board Ben 1 for ot ?'.;;.
MAD DU INC Opium and Whisky Habit
ItiUnr null-, cured at home. Never f alli.
Monarch Jlnine Cure Co., NRW AMANT, IMP.
The Young 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 in 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 he groaned
h '? Lord, it is very weak.' "-Buf
Beautifies and restores Gray
Hair to its original color *nd
vitality ; prevents . -baldness ;
cures itching ana* dandruff.
A fine hair dressing.
B. P. Hall & Co., Props., Nashua, N. H.
Sold by all Druggists.
IHQAT TTT17T V flTTlBII'PPBTl to care ?ny case of constipation. Cascarita are the Ideal Laxa _
ii?OUbU 1 ?bl UUn?lnn 1 ??U tire, nerrr ?rrip or jrripe.bnt ranne MST nstttral results. Sant-f
pie and booklet free. Ad. STERLING RK1EDT CO.. Chleasro. Montreal. Can., or New Yarlu SM,
REASONS FOtt USING :
Walter Baker & Co.'s
1. Because it is absolutely pure.
2. Because it is .ict made by the so-called Dutch Process.Tri.
which chemicals are used. ' .
3. Because beans of the finest quality are used.
4. Because it is made by a method which preserves unimpaired
the exquisite natural flavor and odor of the beans.
5. Because it is the most economical, costing less than one cent
Be sure that you get the genuine article made by WALTER
BAKER & CO. Ltd., Dorchester, Mass. Established 1780.
When you are talking Bicycles, don't be
content until you have seen the KCw
Lovell Diamond Models of '97
They are the top notch of bicycle engi
neering, and science must now seek to de
velop other fields. The p.-ri.ct point of
PERFECTION is reached only by the Lovell
Wheels. On this fact critics agree. Why
not look them over careful ly, study their
strong points and note their beauty and
elegant finish. Their points of superiorly
are so simple a chi d can understand them.
We stake our business reputation of over
55 years that there was never so perfect a
wilt e! made. It leads them all. In vest lg te
and you wdl ride no other. Please call and
examine, ai our Ioctl agencies, or at our
st .res, 147 Washington and 131 Croad St.,
Mailed Up?n Application; c
John P. Lovell Arms Go.
IS o s TO y, MASS.
A list of P..irkini.- In Second-hand Wheels mailed on
THE STANDARD PAINT FOR STRUCTURAL PURPOSES,
Pamphlet, "Suggest! jns for Exterior Decoration," Sample Card and Descriptive Price List free by mall.
Asbesto* Roofing, Itullding Felr, .Steam Parkina, noller Covert r JIB, Fire-Proof Paint?, Etc.
Asbe*io? Non-conducting and Electrical Insulating .liatcrialu'.
H. W. JOHNS MANUFACTURING CO.,
87 Maiden Lane. New York.
CHICAGO: S<u it Ul Randolph St. PHILADELPHIA: ITO*ITS North4th St. BOSTON: 77 k 78 Pearl St,
57 So. Forsyth St., Atlanta, Ga.
General Agents for Erle City Iron Works
Engines and Boilers
Steans Water Henton, Steam Pinup? and
Manufacturers and Dealers In
Corn Mills,Feed Mills, Cotton Gin Mach?n
ery and Grain Separators.
SOLID and INSERTED Saws. SAW Teeth and
i.ot:ks. Knight's Patent DORS, Blrdsall Saw ;
Mill and Engine Repairs,Governors, Grate
Ilurs and n full line of Mill Supplies. Price
and quality of poods guaranteed. Catalogue
free by mentioning tbls paper.
. IMI?IHIIiaiMI?IMI?l?|HI?|?l?IMI!*IMiai?l?lltlRMaill?MS !
Estab. ^r--^ 1883. _ "
IN Tll? WORLD j
t For 14 years ?iia shoe, by merit alone, han i
. distanced nil coiupotltors. j
S Indorsed by over 1.000,000 wearers ns thc ;
i best in style, lit and durability of any shoe .
s evor offerod at S3.O0. s
3 It ls made in ali Oae LATEST SIT APES and :
; STYLES und of every variety of leather. ?
i Ono dealer lu a town given exclusive sale :
- and advertised in local paper on receipt of *
? rcnsonnhlo order. rvWrite for cntolOK a* to ?
I W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton. Mass. . ?
??uifi th?? nerve?, equalize the circulation, vital
izo the Mention*. Impart vigor and glvo tono
to all the functions of the Bys tem. Over-worked
and rnti-dnwn men and weak and nrrvou<
women are speedily restored by their UKI 1
box .1.00; 8 t?ox-'h *?.E0, hy mall. Addrees.
HAGGARD SPECIFIC CO., ?10 Nbrcroa*
Ktiildiili;, Atlanta, Ga. CAMARA KAN KIN
]>i;i <; co.. Wholesale Asen??.
His Own Doctor,
By J. HAMILTON AYER"*, M. D.
A COO page Illustrated Book, nnntaininc
valuable Information p rtainir.g torlinca^e-* < f
the human sys)em. showing how lo tr at and
cure with Mmplesl of incdicii.e*. Will be
mailed, post paid, io any ad rcs* on receipt o
price, SIXTY CENTS. Address
Atlanta Publishing House,
I IO Lord M.. ATLANTA. HA.
tb? MILLS -.. 1
Manufacturer to wearer. Illustrated catalogue fres.
Underwear department. Address
CONSUMERS' SUPPLIES CO., Troy, N. V.
" FA R M
IN TEX AS?;
your own terna*, write me. I imndle notblngbut bar
gains, un,I can locare ron in any county in nie Stute.
ROBERT C. CARMAN, . Anstln. Texas.
\v# \rant ono ?ptnt UJ thia County :
tu tr!l to innvllt?. UM; r?yu.?; 1
*~ M'ilCl? DB bftrth, We i*y AU eiptni?. AjJUffft i
MAZA C?f"*|. CO,, WiudiiMftMt ii, C< j
IS J UST AS COOD FOR ADULTS.
WARRANTED. PRICE 50cts.
GALATIA, ILLS., NOT. ic, 1893.
Paris Medicino Co., St. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:-Wo sold 'tat year. GOO bottles of
GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC and hara
bought tbreo gross alro?dy this year. In all our ex
perience- of ll years. In tho drug business, bar?
nover sold nu article that gave such universal sall*
faction as your Tonic. Tours truly.
Ail NEY, CARS & CO.
Boilers, Saw Mills, Cotton (?ins, Cotton
Presses. (?rain Separators.
CbiMl Tooth and Solid Saws. Sav Tuotn, In
spirators, Injectors. Encino Repairs and
a (tili line ot Bras? Goods. -
tv Sf un/w Catalogue and Pi+ts.
Avery & McMillan
* SOUTHERN MANAGERS. :
Nos. ?1 Si 53 S. Forsyth St., ATLANTA, GA.
Rice's Goose Grease Liniment
Is : I ways sold under a guarantee to cure all
aches and pains, rheumatism, neuralgia,
Bprains, bruises and burn?, lt is also warrant
ed to cur? colds, i roup.coughs and la grippe
quicker than any known remedy. No cure
no pay. Sold by all druggists and general
- LOOSE GREASE
stores. Made only by
LINIMENT CO.. GRKBK
a BORO, ?. C.
Cl FPT?in IM EFFECT SSS!
m L.CU I llIU Inhaler CURBS and re
Bm storM the ser,?e ot TASTE. SHELL and
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PD In fl iting to adver
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