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The Art Duty.
'.'Ban gie ton's id eus on art tariff are
a trifle inconsistent."
"He thinks painted figures which
bring the fewest clothes over should
pay the highest tax.-Chicago Keoord.
An Appeal for Assistance.
The man who la charitable to himself will 11s
fm :o tho mute appeal for assistance made by
his stomach, or his liver, in the shape of divers
dyspeptic quilma and uneasy sensations in the
restons of the gland that secretes his bile. Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters, ray dear air, or madam
--as the case may be--ts what you require.
Hasten to uso if you are troubled with heart
burn, wind in the stomach, or note that your
?Un or tho whites of your eyes are taking a sal
In time of war you should prepare for tho
No-To-Bac for Fifty Cents.
Over 400.000 cured. Why not let No-To-Bac
i cguiute or remove your desire for tobacco?
Saves money, makes health and manhood.
Cure guaranteed. SO cents and tl.00, at aU
The rood which leads to wealth ls full of blind
Ponder Over lt.
A prominent building owner, with years
of exp?rience, gave the following instruc
tions to his arohitect: "I have had my ex
perience with kalsomine and other goods
claimed to bo just as good as Alabastine. I
want you to specify the durable Alabastine.
on all my walls: do not put on any other
manufacturers' dope, if they furnish lt for
nothing. Alabastine is right, and when I
oease to use lt I shall cease to have confi
dence in myself or my own judgment"
During the Blxty years of Queen Victoria's
reign the English debt has been reduced nearly
a billion douars.
Hall's Citar: h Cure ls a liquid and is taken
Internally, and acts directly upon the blood
and msfluns surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. Sold by Druggists, 75c.
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teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion,, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
For Whooping Cough, Piso's Cure is a suc
cessful remedy.-M. P. DIETER, 67 Throop Ave.,
Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 14, '94.
If afflicted with sore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thomp
son's Eye-water. Druggists sell at 25c. per bottle.
WHEN bilious or cosnve, eat a Casca rot,
candy cathartic; cure guaranteed; 10c., 23c.
"My bister was afflicted with ?ruptions
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apreadiug until they became very painful. We
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. Wisconsin. Remember
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FLASHES OF FUN.
"Give her air! Give her air!'
"What's the matter? Has a woman
fainted?" "No; her -bicycle tire has
flattened."- Philadelphia North Amer
"I saw a man today who had :
hands play the piano/* .'^fAft^S?l
iog! ^Wei'^-^tr?r^?rl^down in our
flat who has no voice and who sings!"
"Bobby cried dreadfully when we
got out into the country." "What
was the matter with him?" He said the
wild flowers weren't as thick as they
were in the pictures."-Chicago Rec
"Has Mr, Hustleton done anything
_to distinguish himself since he re
ceived his appointment?" "Certainly
not. It may take him six months or a
year to get thoroughly rested after his
exertions to get the place."-Wash
Watts-Don't you think that the
man who knows when to stop talking
is about as wise as they get? Potts
About, but not quite. The greatest
brain is in the possession of the man
who knows when not to begin.-In
He-He that courts and runs away
will Jive to court another day. She
But he that courts and does not wed
may find himself in court instead.
"My dear," said Mrs. Brightgirl,
"you ought to be thankful for one
thing." "What's that?" asked the
husband. "That the theater season
is just about over as Easter comes in."
Miss Wiggins-Do you really think
that woman is superstitious about Fri
day? Mr. Higgins-Certainly. If Rob
inson Crusoe had been a woman that
black valet would have been called
Tramp-Have you anything, madam,
to spare for a poor wayfarer this
morning? Madam-Yes. You can go
right out to the woodshed and indulge
in tho cold chops and cuts to your
heart's content.-Boston Courier.
For thc Whiskers,
Mustache, ard Eyebrows.
In one preparation. Easy to
apply at home. Colors brown
or black. The Gentlemen's
favorite, because satisfactory.
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Sold by til Druggist!.
77f TT ~
cf Hires Rootbeer
on a sweltering hot
day is highly essen
tial to comfort aud
health. It cools the
blood, reduces your
should bc in every
home, in every
office, in every work
shop. A temperance
drink, more health
ful than ice water,
more delightful and
satisfying than any
other beverage pro
Mid* only by tb? Cbtrles E.
W.ttt Co., rbluAilpbls. A pock
ait mi" i fallaai. Seid iv
HAPPY DAYS AM?
Every qaaint, expeotant quiver
Of the willows lu the vale.
Every curve along the river,
Every note borne on the gale.
Every glimpso of flashing fountains,
Every wild rose on the hill,
Every sunset on the mountains,
I recall and love them still.
Oft I tread those pleasant places,
Dwell upon those tender themes,
Seo again those smiling faces
Welcoming me ia my dreams;
?u 1 those blissful memories haunt me
When with disappointment ?.'rossed,
And my tolls aa 1 troubles taunt me
With the joy3 that I have lost!
H E Englishman
turned to his
and calling his at
tention toa guinea
that hung from his
watch chain, said :
..What do yon
find on that?"
The other ex
amined the coin olosely, and upon
one side of the medallion saw en
graved in exceedingly small bnt dis
tinct letters this inscription, "Write
P. O. Box 1001, London."
Looking at his host he said : "What
does that mean ? Is there a story con
nected with it?"
The Englishman laughed.
"Yes, a story in five chapters. Come
here;" and he led the way into his
library. 'There are the chapters,"
he continued, opening a desk and pro
ducing five envelopes, each containing
a letter; "and I am going to ask you
to read them, for I am sure they will
interest you. Boiore you begin,
however, 1 will give you the preface
to the tale, or otherwise you would
not uuderatand it. In 1876, when I
was but a boy, I was sent to Australia
to look after my father's sheep busi
ness. Much of tbs time I was obliged
to Li in the bush, and when thero tho
hours oiten hung heavily upon my
hands. One frightfully hot Sunday I
lay gasping for air under a thorn tree
noar my cabin when I noticed some
thing glittering in the dust of the
roadway not twenty yards distant.
After speculating upon what it might
be for perhaps an hour, I mustered
sufficient energy to rise from my ham
mock and investigate. It was this
coin, but without the inscription you
have noted. Beturning to my siesta
I began to wonder how it came there,
for not a soul had passed that way for
more than a month, except my own
men ; and neither they nor I had any
gold. My wonder grew upon itself
until nt last it occurred to me how
strange a story such a piece of money
could tell if it could relate its adven
tures, and from that idea it was but a
step lo the inscription and a trial of
my fantastic notion.
The first time I visited Sydney, I
took the coin to a jeweler and had him
engrave it as you have seen. . -I^'put
the London P. O. boxeen, for London
is known thew?pkP'around, and 1001
is hpflfnm&fSy? has been my box,
"TTfiether in Australia or at home. No
sooner was -he gold prepared than I
started it on its journeyings; for I
paid it to the very jeweler who marked
it. Now you may read the letters."
"But," said his friend, "how does it
come that you have the guinea now,
if yon parted with it twenty years ago
"Ah," replied the other, with a
smile, "that may be termed the sequel
to the story of the letters. Bead those
and then 1 will add that also."
The first was written upon heavy
paper, in Spanish with the following
translation attached :
H. 8. M. Sloop of War, Infanta.
MELBOURNE, Mob. Otb, 1880.
Respected Sin-I have recently received
an Euglah gold piece which be:irs the fol
lowing words: "WriteP. 0. Box 1001, Lon
don." The same was paid to mo some days
since by a Malay fruit trader while we were
at Batavia, Java. Not observing the engrav
ing until thu Malay had Wt the ship I am
unable to state whero bo obtained the money.
We ?re about to leave for Barcelona, and
should I have opportunity to visit London
during my stay ashore I shall do myself tho
honor to personally exhibit the wandering
guinea to Box 1001.
With great respect, I am, Sir,
Lieut. H. S. M. N.
"This comos mxt," said the Eng
lishman ; "you may wonder at its date,
and yet yon can probably imagine the
tragedy that intervenes;" and he
handed a rather dingy sheet to the
The writing was coarse and un
formed bnt evidently in a man's hand,
in the German language translated as
PBETOBIA, TRANSVAAL, S. A.,
June Htb, 1882.
I have in my possession a guinea, attached
to a piece of gold chain, which I think was
a witch chain. It is marked Write P. O.
Box 1001, London, and so I do. I have had
the coin somo throe months and received lt
from a Namaqua nativo with whom I w;is
trading for ivory on the Molopo River. He
wa? a chief and wore tho tbing around his
neck. We were together several days, and
wheu I saw tbe gold piece was a guinea I
was curious enough to ask him where he got
ir. lie said ono of his men took it in war
from an Angra, or West Coast man. I pre
sume that follow got it from some wrock or
even from some dead or dying sailor on tho
shore. If the piece is of any particular value
as a keepsake I will send lt to London upon
request. Write me here.
j Tho American looked up.
"Poor Cardenza! Evidently his ship
was lost and tho savages robbed his
The Englishman bowed.
"When I received this letter I made
search through the marine records, for
I was then at home, and found that in
May, 1880. the Spanish sloop of war
Infanta was lost off South Africa and
no one saved. The lieutenant's body
probably washed ashore in the long
ground swell which rolls in upon that
coast in the spring, and tho Angra
man despoiled it of watch, ohain and
pendant. Only the guinea will ever
be beard of again."
"Did you writo Hufoland?" queried
"Yes, out of ourtesy, thanking him,
and telling him where the coin had
started and how it had probably
reached him, and asking him not to
return it, but to set it on its travels
again in the regular course of business.
I had no reply to my letter and doubt
whether the Boer ever reoeived it.
Something more than a year later this
third chapter arrived."
He handed the American a large,
square envelope of rongh paper, bear
ing the strange postmark, "Irkutc,"
Mack or Sunt," and the sheet within
was headed "Yakutsk." The letter
was in English.
To the Unknown: Except to drink vodka,
attend Groek church and gamble there re
mains nothing for a Christian (?) to do in
this "heel of the world" but write. Two
days si nee, when paying for some furs which
I had bought from Tunguso Indians, one of
tbem gav? me in ohnnge an English guinea,
Happening to examine it later x discovered '
engraved lo small letters near the head,
DNG THE MILLS.
O.'ten when 1 think of all those
Scenes my heart with sadness MU.
And regretful I recall those
Happy days amone; the hills;
Inspirations fair unnumbered
Smiled upon those hills sereu o,
Maay a dream of pleasure slumbered
Ia those peaceful valleys green.
What are fame and proud position
When tho hsart ls ill at ease?
Where the good of high ambition
Wien compared to such as these?
Ever I recall ia vain those
Rambles by tho laughing rills,
Anl In my dreams I live again those
Hcppy days among the hills!
-M. IL Folsom, in Atlanta Constitution,
"Write P. 0. Box 1001, Loudon." As an
American I have all a Yankee's curiosity,
und therefore am writing. I must Insist,
however, upon a reply. My personal
knowledge of this coln begins only as stated;
but when I saw the inscription 1 hunted up
tho native and dragged from him by bribe and
irrigation all that he knew of tho sime. He
hud received it months before from a Rus
sian official, recently arrived from8t. Peters
burg, whom he mot on the Lena River.
Where that man got it is only to be con
jectured. I shall probably spend it, set it
in motion again soon; but I would be
pleased to hear why it bears this strange re
quest. I am a United Slates naval officer
sent lo this far land by my Government to
aid ia the search for the crew of the lost
Jeanette. Very respectf ullv,
Jons IL HABLOW.
The American 1 inghed.
"Qnite a characteristic letter. You
surely wrote Mr. Harlow?"
"Ob, yes," replied the other, "and
have still an epistolary acquaintance
with him, maintained in a desultory
manner ever since. He is now in
"Washington, in your country, I think.
He has promised to visit me should he
ever get to England on leave. Of
course how the guinea reached Russia
from South Atina I shall never know.
Here is the fourth letter."
"LORETO, LOWEB CAL.,
D.c. 25. I860.
"For a month I hive anticipated the time
wh m I should bj strong ?nou^h to write P.
0. B>x 1001, Lon toa. Daar old, smoky,
foggy London! If you only know how
strong i* the lovo that wraps nn Eiiirlish
man's henri ?bout for bis Gi eat City, espe
cially when .far from the pince of his olrth.
you will be able to estimate how such love
and longing is iucreasad when the English
man lies for week3 on bis back In a cot bed,
with a fortyoaliber hole through ono lung.
No 1-that's my chnm-3ays I have slept with
the 'home gui?en' clasped ia my hand night
after night. Well, I may have done so. lt
is tho Hrst thin^ tba: ha? cjmo direct from
dear old England to ire in three- long years
and I doubt If ever 1 sea anything so nour
my beloved heme again. lam one of the
ne'er-do-wells who has. drifted up and down
the oarth, never content, never at rest, until,
perchance, Dut lo rest as I have been, by au
enemy's shot from bohiud a mosquito bush.
This little coin was paid me for gold dust
Oie wild night ncross the Gulf in Guayamos,
Mexico, throe moattr? ago, and all hough
guineas don't grow on trees in this blazing
desert, I have clung to it.
"Write me, Box 1001-write me for hu
manity's sake! Theyt-.'tl me I'm goiDg to
got well, but I know better. The catch_nt
my heart and tho hole in my lung doifTmean
life, but something else. And perhaps it is
just as well. Tho world h,-? not been the
better for me; it will not bo much the worse
without me-rbu't my soul is hungry for a let
ter. A big yellow envelope, with my nnmo in
round baud on the outsld<\ My friends do
not know whore I nm, and if I am to dio it
is better so. Even my dearest sister, who
never gave me up, has lost me; for I have
been ashamed to tell her how low I had
fallen. Bat, Box 1001, you only know that
I have your guinea, and you don't know all
my foolish and my evil deeds. Write me,
here; for I shall never go a wu j.
"Yen see how long a time had passed
since the third letter," said the Eng
lishman; "six years. I had all but
forgotton my golden wanderer when
this came ; but you may know that I
wrote at once and at length to pooi
Jameson, dying amid the horrible
wastes of Lower California, I even
wrote twice ; but no answer came, and
I conclnded that his course was run.
Sometimes I remembered the fellow,
pitying his loneliness if living; but as
time passed the recollection slowly
faded from my mind, when, two
years ago, the fifth and last of tho
scries came to hand."
The American took the letter. It
was written in a lady's hand, post
marked "Cranbrook, Kent, England,"
dated May 10th, 1892, and ran as fol
"Dear Sir: Almost ten years ago my
brother Arthur, then a boy of only seven
teen, ran away from homo. For a time ho
usod to write me and I most glndly replied,
for he was my only brother, four years older
than myself, und greatly loved. He was
never quito successful, but always hopeful;
and finally reached the State of California,
where I heard from him in the summer of
1837. I wrote him as usual; but his replies
were few and far between, and after some
months cease J altogether. In 1838 our fath
er died, and I bagged my brother to come
homp. 1 do not know if he had my letter,
but, like all the rest, this sad one ni <o re
mained unanswered. Sometimes I asked
upon the wrapper that the letter should bo
returned if not delivered. A few came back,
while others did not appear, so that I was
therefore left in doubt and could not tell
whether my dear ono lived or not; nor, if
he lived, where.
"Alter 1839 I gave up writing, but not
hope; but until three days ago I have never
had word of Arthur nor known of his fate.
Only dny bfifoM yesterday I received a box
from China addressed to me,containing all my
letters and som? little keepsakes of my dear
brother. There was also a note from a friend
uud companion of his, Ned Bacon, whioh
told me of my boy's death in Lower Cali
fornia more than two years agc.
"I have been looking over and reading the
old letters, and.dear 8ir, I found two writfen
by vou to Arthur wr.^nhe was so ill, after he
had told you that ha hal tho marked guinea.
Tho coin itself was in the chest, and I now
havo it nnd would like much to keep it as a
sacred memento of my poor brother. I have
written you all this b<*-&use of your kind,
kind letters to tho wnnderer, and to thank
you from the bottom of my heart, both for
my mother and myself, for your great sym
Eathy and moro than friendly words to our
oy. Even when you wrote him he was dy
ing, alono in a strange land.
"Tne guinea is now at rest with mo. un
less you desire it. Should you ever be in
Kent my mother wou ld be greatly pleased to
"Again, expressing our warmest thanks
for your kindness to our beloved one, I am,
very sincerely yours.
The American returned the lotter
to his friend.
"How strange it all is, or was," said
he, in a thoughtful tone; "starting
from Anstralia the little coin was in
Africa, Siberia, North America, and,
finally, England, within the twenty
years of its journeyings. But, " con
tinued he, with interest, "this lady,
Miss Jameson, desired to keep the
gold. Did she afterward give it to
"Ah," replied ?the host, smiling;
"that is tho sequel to the story of the
letters, and, like many sequels, the
best part of it-Jessie is now my
wife."-New York Independent.
A Fores t on Ice.
One of the largest forests in the
world stands on ice. It is sitnate be
tween Ural and the Okhotsk sea. A well
was recently dng in this region, when
it was found that a depth of 340 feet
the ground was still frozen.
King William I introduced horse
shoeing into England and ?ix horse
shoes are on the coat of arms of the
man to whom William gave ? vast es
tate for oaring for hil noises in this
BUDGET OF FM.
HUMOROUS SKETCHES FROM
A Tip to George-An Experiment
Suggested-The Parties Respon
sible- raking No Chances-How
to Rivet Attention, Etc, Etc.
King of Athens, ere you fight
Listen to a lowly wight.
Get those pictures that the new
Journalism labels you;
Scatter broadcast every freak
Likeness, and within a week.
Frightened Turks, with mannor meek,
Will sa'ute you, gracious Greek.
King of Athens, ere you scrap
Take the tip that's here on tap.
TAKING NO CHANCES.
"It's very strange lie committed
suicide because I refused him. "
"Perhaps he was afraid you might j
change your mind."-Life.
CAUGHT ON THE FLY.
Jack-"The woman I marry must j
be beaut-"ai, accomplished and amia- |
bio; dhort, faultless."
. .-rie-"Oh, Jaok ! This is so sud
THE PARTIES RESPONSIBLE.
Jessie-"I wonder why small men
nearly always marry large women?"
Natte-"Bettor ask the large wo
men ; they probably know all about
AN EXPERIMENT SUGGESTED.
"They say people who live together
get to look alike. "
"Is that so? Well, just in the in
terest of science, let's try it."-Chi-'
DIDN'T HAVE TO MOVE.
Forrester-"You live in a quiet
part of the town, do you not?"
Lancaster-"No. Got twins."
HOW TO HI VET ATTENTION.
She-"Did you have any trouble ic
getting papa to listen to you?"
He-"Not a bit. I began by tell
ing him I knew of a pinn whereby he
could save money."-Cincinnati En
BEADY TO GIVE SATISFACTION.
Mrs. Harduppe-"Tho . butcher is
outside and says he won't leave until
he knows the color of your money."
Harduppe-"Oh, certainly. Tell
him I'm glad to accommodate him,
and that it's an invisible green."
First Veteran-"So you fought all
through the war, did you?"
First Veteran-"I didn't know yon
were in the war."
Second Vcteran-"NeitLer was J. I
was at home with my wife."
COULD BUY HIM CHEAP.
Daughter-"Father, I wish to marry
Father-"But.- from tho reports I !
hear, the fellow isn't worth much."
Daughter-"Then, father, if he isn't
worth much, you certainly could
afford to buy him for me 1"-Puck.
QUITE A DIFFERENCE.
Wheeler -"How long will it take
rae to reach New York on this road,
Farmer-"Wall, Jules Verne says
it's been done in eighty days, but if
j ou turn around and go the other way
you kin do it ia about two hours."
New York Journal.
THE WOODS ARE FULL OF THEM.
Weary Waggles-"Please give a
square meal to a man who has lost a
job through lack of material to work
Farmer-"What wa3 the nature of
Weary Waggles-"I am a thinker,
and I ran out of thoughts.
A GOOD THING TO BET ON.
"Why," the young man asked, "do
you think that Miss Ashley will never
be the wife of anyone but Harry
"Because." said the fair widow,
"her parents are both strongly op
posed to her having anything to do
with him."-Cleveland Leader.
AT THE zoo.
Little Elsie (looking at the giraffe
at the Zoo)-"Oh mamma! They
have made that poor thing stand in
the sun, haven't they?"
Mamma-"Why clo you say that,
Little Elsie-"Look at all his
A GLITTERING INDUCEMENT.
Mr. Hojack-"I see that Mrs. Caw
ker is riding a wheel."
Mr. Tomdik-"Yeti. Did you hear
how she came to get it?"
"She told her husband that she
would rather ride than talk. He
bought the wheel the very next day."
-New York Journal,
HIS MODEST REQUEST.
Ragged Reube-"I don't care to ask
ye for alms, fair lady. No, I merely j
seeks de aid of yer skilful needle. May
11 ely on yer assistance?"
Housewife-"Certainly, my poor
man. What can I do for you with my
Ragged Reube-"I has here a but
ton, mum, and I hopes ye will be kind
enough to sew a shirt on it fer me." 1
AS GOOD AS A BOARDING HOUSE.
Colonel Peppers-"You were lost
on the desert for three weeks once, ? i
Colonel Peppers-"How did you I
manage for food?"
Professor-"Splendidly Therewere 1
lots of wind currents, you know, and '
these, mixed with tho sand, made me
imagine 1 was eating prunes."-New
CLAIRVOYANCE UP TO DATE, | '?
"Aro you the celebrated Mme. Rou? I i
lette?" he asked, after ho had climbed
four flights of stairs, and was admitted i
into the mysterious interior. .
"Yes," replied the bizarre-looking :
per - on ago who had reoeived him. i
"The great clairvoyant?" i
"And yon foretell the future?"
"It is so."
"And read the mind?"
"And unfold the past?"
"lido." ^ ;
"Then," said tho-visitor, eagerly, as
he took a large wad out of his pocket,
"please tell me what it was my wife
asked rae to bring her home to night." ?
TOPICS OF INTEREST RELATIVE
CO FARM AND GARDEN.
OATS FOR THEE BOOTS.
In planting trees put in one peck oi
oats n ; tho roots before filling in the
dirt. They will draw moisture for the
roots nntil the treo has started to
'EEO FOB BONE AND MUSCLE.
In f eeding all yoong animals thrifty
crowt i is much more important than
to fatl en them. Many people suppose
that 1 be only way to lessen fat is to
restrict diet nntil near, starvation
point. But they find by trial that if
tho fond given contains tho fat-form
ing nu trition, restricting its amount
raakes what is given KO much better
digest? d that the fattening process
goes ( n as before. A far surer and
better way to accomplish what is
wished is to givo food plentifully, but
not of the kind that builds up fat, and
espech Hy to gives what makes bone
and mi scle. It is for this roason that
wheat iran and wheat middlings are
BO val lable for feeding. They will
not fat en if fed moderately with hay,
straw lind roois, and they will keep
young lock thriftily growing.-Amer
ican Ci ltivator.
I LAX AS A. SOIL EXHAUSTEB.
The om moa belief that flax is a
wonder ful exhauster of soil has been
abandoned to a certain extent at some
of tho experiment stations. It is
worlhy of note, however, that in for
eign co intrics where ilax is grown ex
tensive, y, intervals of five to nine
years a. e-allowed to elapse between
two crops, and in some cases fifteen to
eightce.i years before flax is again
grown in the same soil. In the system
of rota ion, clover is regarded as a
very esicntial crop, some flax growers
claiming it should precede the flax,
with nc intervening crop. A rocont
Oregon experiment station bulletin
present? the following rotation as one
oi the b 3st : One, wbeat ; 2, oats and
barley; 3, clover and grasses; 4, clo
ver and grasses ; 5, corn and potatoes ;
6, flax; The object of the cultivated
crops is to clean tho ground of weeda
-New I ngland Homestead.
EX TBA FEEDING TWIN LAMBS.
Not lo lg ago a farmer remarked that
he did n it seo much advantage in hav
ing ewes that bred twins. The extra
lamb, h ) remarked, took part of the
food nee lcd for ono after the second
week, a id caused both to be second
clase, nr. .1 perhaps not worth more
than on ; in prime condition. No
doubt this estimate was correct so far
as his e; periencc went, but it simply
showed t lat the farmer was not alive
to tho Of portunitic3 which twin lambs
gave hie i. All lambs should bo fed
something besides their mother's milk
after the r are two weeks old. In the
case of ;win lambs this is especially
necetsarj. At first the feed should be
of the sii iplest character and not of a
kind to ' einpt the appetite. A small
wisp of c over hay, all the better if of
aecond-giowth clover, is enough to
begin wit a. When this is eaten greed
ily, as it probably will be, and after a
few days i gill of whole oats per day,
given ha f at morning and half at
night. 1 o this may be added after
awhile a \ easpoonfui and ultimately a
tablespoo ifni of oil meal per day.
When thi i is eaten without injury add
to the cl< ver hay ration all the lamb
will cat cl ian. In this way, with the
audition of its mother's - milk, two
lambs fro n a ewe can be grown with
better res lits than one lamb can which
depends i mly on its mother's milk and
what hay t eau pick up while running
with its ( am. What is moro, twin
lambs thi .s reared will make thrifty
sheep, aud will be good feeders all
their livcfc because at no time has their
digestion been injured by being
starved or stinted in their food.
PLAN", YODB THEES IN AUTUMN.
All fruit trees, except the peach and
all the smt ll fruits except the black
cap raspberry are best planted in the
autumn, (ind the earlier after the
leaves fall the better. The advan
tages of fa 1 planting may be summed
up as follows:
1. Nurse rymen have fuller and bet
ter stocks of trees in the autumn
when the eales begin. The best are
sold first, und later orders are filled
with tho i laterial which remains on
hand. Sometimes it is impossible to
have au order for certain varieties
filled in th'i spring, all of that stock
being sold. There is frequently ob
served a mi.rkod superiority in stock
received in tho fall.
2. If tre< s aro properly planted in
the early autumn almost every one is
sure to live and thrive the next sea
son, while of those planted in the
spring a considerable per cent, will
die the first year. The explanation is
that during the warm days of autumn
the trees be :ome established in their
new locatio is. Having no leaves they
do not nted moisture as they do in thc
spring. Tl e earth becomes com
padec?, abo it the roots, which form
cailusscs ov it the cut and torn ends,
and even bc a;in to emit small rootlets
before the i inter sets in, so that on
the earliest warm days of spring the
young orchi rd is ready to start off to
make a full growth..
3. Another reason for fall planting
is that the n irserymenthen have more
timo to di( and pack the trees, and
there is less liability of errors, which
are very pi ovoking when discovered
after the ii pso of eight or ten years
when the tree begins to fruit. The
planter, too, aas more time to properly
do the wor c of planting, so that all
orchards plaited in the autumn have
a better chance of succeeding.
Strictly first-class trees and vines
Bhould alwai s be purchased. Other
qualities ma;' live, but they will gener
ally come t) bearing so far behind
first-class ste ck that more will be lost
than is gail ed. To illustrate this :
3ome years s go the writer purchased
a thousand tiird-class currant bushes.
They nearly all grew, but failed to
fruit the sea nd and third years with
any degree < f profit, so that the loss
was considerable. So with pear and
apple troes )f the second-class more
will die and the remainder will be
longer in coming into bearing.
Nurserymei often advocate tho
planting of very young trees. This
will do if the trees are to have garden
culture, but where trees are to bo
planted in an orchard and will receive
only ordinary caro tho larger tree,
threo or four years old, will stand
much tho bet .er chance of living and
early fruiting. AlwayB order straight,
thrifty, clean and healthy stock from
the nursery, and insist that it be
guaranteed f eo from all insect and
Alter tho ti ees are planted pull the
earth up arov nd each ono to support
it against tb a winter winds. In ex
ceptionally vindy places it may be
ad visado to stake each tree, but
orchards shou ld not bo planted in Huch
locations, for the fruit will stand but
little, ohanco JI reinaiuing upon the
trees to mat irity.- New York Trib*
As com?is nosr thc sun their velocity
Glowworms aro much moro brilliant
when a storm is coming than at othei
To aid in filing saw teeth straight a
Dew fileholder has a frame with two
parallel guides, between whioh tho filo
is fastened to make it run true.
Under forced draught the new Brit
ish first-class battleship Jupiter made
an average of 18.4 knots in her four
hour trial, nearly a knot more than
the contract speed.
Microscopical investigation is said to
prove that the pores of wood invite the
passage of moisture in the direction
of the timber's growth, but repel it in
the opposite direction.
Newton calculated the velooity of
the comet of 1860 to be 880,000 miles
an hour. Brydoune rated the speed
of the comet he saw in 1770 at two
and a half millions of miles an honr.
A thermometer was left near a stove
in a sleeping room at Dusseldorf re
cently and the fumes from the mer
cury poisoned two children so that
their lives were saved with difficulty.
3o eays the British Medical Journal.
Gold or bismuth is extracted from
various mineral ?nixtures by melted
lead in the process of two Swedish
metallurgists, Olm and Loftrand, and
tl method is claimed to be so effec
tive that even very poor ores are made
to yield a profit.
Percival Lowell in an interesting
paper on "Venus in the Light of Be
cent Discoveries," show how his ob
servations at Flagstaff, Arizona, have
led to the conclusion that the planet
Venus always presents the same side
to the san, and is, therefore, lifeless.
Some iron tonics of the pharma
copoeia are useless,others are harmful.
It has been suggested that the iron
should be obtained in an assimilable
form from vegetables, and the idea
has now been extended by a French
chemist, M. Gabriel Viaud, who pro
poses to feed the vegetables with iron
to prepare them specially for vegetables
having any required proportion of
The red dover, when introduced in
to Australia, grew most luxuriantly,
and flowered, but produced no seed.
The reason for this was the absence of
bumble bees-the bumblo bee being
the one that does the fertilizing, al
most exclusively, in the red clover.
Bees were introduced, and the clover
seeded in profusion consequently.
Exactly the same was the case with the
A Baby Saved by a Pnppy,
A story of the remarkable care
effected in thc case of ..n infant child
of William McGinty has caused much
comment at Long Branch, N, J. Mc
Ginty is a prominent member of ;he
American Volunteers. The McGinty
baby became seriously ill, and as the
usual remedies failed to do any gocd
and the little one lost flesh and
strength rapidly, physicians were sum
mone 1. They said the child's heart
was weak and that there was no hope
of its recovery.
The father was in despair and was
willing to grasp afc any suggestion
which promised the slightest hope of
success. Finally a neighbor urged
McGinty to place a pnppy in the
baby's crib at night.
"And what then ?" asked the mys
"Just leave the puppy there," said
the adviser. "That's all." The baby
will gain in strength' The pnppy will
The experiment was made at once.
After two days the baby was percepti
bly stronger. On tho third day th<
improvement was marked, and the dog
displayed symptoms of restlessness and
weakness. It lost flesh; the baby
gained in weight.
As the days passed a little color
crept into the child's cheeks and they
began to regain the roundness they
hadlost The dog continued to grow
thinner and weaker. At the end of
ten days the child had apparently re
gained its natural health and
strength, and the puppy was removed
from the crib.
The father feared that a relapse
might follow ; but there was no sign
of it, and to-day his child is seeming
ly in the best of health. The pnppy,
instead of regaining its strength after
being separated from the baby for
whose health it had been sacrificed,
grow gradually weaker, and. last Fri
night, in spite of unremitting care, it
died.-St. Louis Republic.
Making Commercial Diamonds.
Chemists have recently and in pub
lio made actual diamonds, comparable
in every respect, 6ave one, that of size,
with nature's most valued product.
But the crystals so manufactured have,
whilo true diamonds, been so micro
scopic in proportions as to be of
no commercial value. Now, however,
United States Consul Germain at Zu
rich reports to the State Department
that a Mr. E. Moyatfc claims to have
discovered a process by which dia
monds of larger dimensions may be
produced. In principio his process is
similar to the one already used-that
is,to crystallize carbon out of iron and
Bteel by means of high pressure
and high temperature, Yet thero is
an improvement in tho technical oper
ation. Pulverized coal, iron chips and
liquid carbonio acid are enclosed in a
strong steel tube, hermetically sealed
and subject to an elcotric current be
tv. cen two terminals in the ends of tho
tube. Thc iron liquefies, is saturated
by part of the pulverized coal, and nt
the same time tho liquid carbonic acid
evaporates, thereby creating enormous
pressure on the liquid iron and coal.
This process considerably increases
the dissolution of the coal in the liquid
iron. While the mixture is cooling
tho carbon crystallizes partly in the
form of real diamonds and partly in
the form of similar stones. These
crystals are released from the ingot by
dissolving tho iron in diluted muriatio
aoid. The mixture by this method re
mains under high pressure during the
Dpeiation of the electric current.
New Orleans Picayune.
Mechanism of thc Human Body
The human body is an epitome in
nature of all mechanics, all hydraulics,
all architecture, all machinery of j
every kind. There are more than three
hundred nnd ten mechanical move
ments known to meohanics to-day, and
all of these aro but modifications ol
those found in tho human body. Herc
aro found all the bars, levers, joints,
pulleys, pumps, pipes, wheels and
axles, ball and socket movements,
beams, girders, trasses, buffers, arches,
columns, cables and supports known
to science. At every point man's best
mechanical work can be shown to be
but adaptations of processes of thc
human body, a revelation of first prin
ciples used in nature.-Ladies' Home
The territory drained by the Ami
son ami its tributaries is equal in ex
tent to two-thirds of the Europeas
Information Abont Greece.
It bas a population of 2,187,208.
It is called "Hellas ' by its people.
The mean temperature of Greece is
Gi degrees Fahrenheit.
No part of Greece is forty miles
from the sea nor ten miles from the
About one-half of the population are
agriculturists and shepherds. '
It has an area of 24,977 square miles.
It is the only country in the world
whose armies are provided with the
Gras guns and paper-covered cart
The Greek flag is a white cross on a
blue ground-the Bavarian colors and
the Greek cross.
Greece is more thickly populated
than any other country in Europe,
with the exception of Sweden and
It has few rivers and many hills.
None of the former are navigable, and
many of the latter are fortified.
Only about 70,000 of the inhabi
tants speak any language other than
Greekj-and only about 20,000 profess
any religion other than the orthodox.
Getting Rid or Weight.
First Bicycle Crank-No, I never
carry an extra ounce of weight on my
wheel, not even a tool-bag.
Second Ditto-But suppose you
break down on the road and have no
First B. C.-Oh, that's easily ar
ranged. I carry my tools in my
pocket.-New "?ork Tribune.
Grateful For Benefits.
"You might put there," said the ru
ral citizen to the editor who was writ
ing an obituary on the death of the
citizen's wife, "that we'll never hear
her voice no more."
"All right. Anything else?"
"Nothin', 'ceptin' that we thanks
the Lord for His blessings."-Ex
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THE "GKOWN-UP" DAUGHTER'S DUTY TO HER
You can only have one mother ; therefore, when her step is growing slow
and her mind gloomy with forebodings, and you can see that her whole
nervous system is upset, it is your filial
duty and privilege to attend to her in
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critical period of her life.
The change of life, that is what mother
is dreading, and no wonder, for it is full
of peril to all but the strongest
There are some special and very
wearing sj'mpt?ms from which
mother suffers, but ??he will not
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out; she doesn't know what to do
i for herself !
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