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AFTER THE SURRENDER.'
Ceneral Crant Would Permit No Celebra
tion at Appomottax.
General Horace Porter, in his. ' Cam
paigning with Grant," in the Century,
describes the surrender at Appomat
tox. General Porter says:
. Before parting Lee asked Grant to
notify Meade qi the surender, fearing
that fighting might break out on that
front, and lives be uselessly lost. This
request was complied with, and two
Union officers were sent through the
enemy's lines as the shortest route to
Meade, some of Lee's officers accom
panying them to prevent their being
interfered with. A little before four
o'clock General Lee shook hands with
General Grant, bowed to the other of
ficers, and with Colonel Marshall left
the room. One after another we fol
lowed, and passed out to the porch.
Lee signaled to his orderly to bring up
his horse, and while the animal was
being bridled the general stood on the
lowest step, and gazed sadly in the di
rection of the valley beyond, where
his anny lay-now an army of pri
soners. He thrice smote the palm of
his left hand slowly with his right
fist in an absent sort of way, seemed
not to see the group of Union officers
in the yard, who rose respectfully at
his approach, and appeared unaware
of everything about him. All appre
ciated the sadness that overwhelmed
him, and he had the personal sym
pathy of every one who beheld him
at this supreme moment of trial. The
approach of his horse seemed to re
ca? him from his reverie, and he at
once mounted. General Grant now
stepped down from the porch, moving
toward him, and saluted him by rais
ing his hat. He was followed in this
act of courtesy by all our officers pres
ent. Lee raised his hat respectfully,
and rode off at a slow trot to break
the sad news tc the brave fellows whom
he had so long commanded.
General Grant and his staff then
started for the headquarters camp,
which, in the meantime, had bean
pitched near by. The news of the sur
render had reached the Union lines,
and the firing of salutes began at sev
eral points, but the general sent an
order at once to have them stopped,
using these words: "The war is over;
the rebels are our countrymen again;
and the best si;n of rejoicing after
the victory wil be to abstain from all
demonstrations in the field." "his
was in keeping with his order issued
after the surrender of Vicksburg:
"The paroled prisoners will be sent
out of here to-morow. * * . in
struct the commanders to bc orderly
and quiet as these prisoners pass, and
to make no offensive remarks."
Yee, wake up to the dancer which threatens
you if your kidneys and bladder aro inactivo
or weak. Don't you know that if you fail to
impel them to action, Bright's disease or
diabetes awaits you? Uso Hostetter's Stom
ach Bitten without delay. It has a most
beneficial effect uiion tho kidneys when slug
gish, and upon thc bowels, liver, stomach and
Why is the dude o? toda;-like tho sailor of
old? Because he cannot walk Uko a mau,
but must roll everywhere.
Catarrh Cannot bo Cured
With local applications, as they cannot reach
the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or
constitutional disease, and in order to euro
it you must take internal ren-edies. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts di
rectly on the blood and mucous su rf ace. Hall's
Catarrh Curo is nota quack medicine. It was j
prescribed by one of the best physicians In
this country for years, and is a regular pre
scription. It is composed of the best tonics
knowu, conibincd with tho best blood puri
fiers, acting directly on the mucous surfaces.
Tho perfect combination of tho two ingre
dients is what produces such wonderful re
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Ladies as well as men, use these goods.
No opium or other harmful drug
Used in their manufacture.
EE-M. is used and recommended
By some of the best citizens
Of this country.
If your dealer does not keep EE-M.
Send 13c. for packa W of tobacco
And Cc. for package of cigarettes.
Direct to the EE-M. Company,
And you will receive goods by mail.
Sores Healed by Hood's Sarsaparilla and
IXavo Never Itetnrncd.
"I wns a sufferer with scrofulous humor,
and had a very largo sore under my chin.
It caused me mitch pain. I also felt tired
and despondent, but after taking a few
bottles o? Hood's Sarsaparilla my sores
were healed and have never returned." MK.
C. N. Bockwell, White's Store, N. Y.
Is the best-in fact tho One Truo Blood Purifier.
Constipation. 35 cents.
Siberia's Snow Flower.
Travelers in Siberia tell of tho won
dorl ul flower that grows ther>v and
which bloo'i's only in January, when
the winter is at its height. The blos
som has something of the characteris
tic of a "morning glory," lasting only
a single day. The flower, when it
ort'DS, is star-shaped, its pe?ais of the
same length as the leaves, and about
half an inch in width. On the third
day the extremities of the anthers,
which are five in number, show min
ute, glistening specks, veritable vege
able diamonds, about tho size of a
pin's head-these are the seed of the
flower. A Russian nobleman named
Anthoskoff took a number of the seeds
to St. Petersburg. They were placed
in a pot of snow and frozen earth. On
the coldest day of the following Janu
ary the miraculous flower burst
through its icy covering and displayed
Its beauties to the wondering scien
tists. The plant has been very ap
propriately named "the snow flower."
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out their knowledge by
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A FORTUNE EN SNAKES.
MINNESOTAN WHO CONDUCTS A
SUCCESSFUL REPTILE FARM.
Circuses His Mainstay- Handlea 1'nttk
snakes "With Impunity-He is a Natani]
Snake Charmer and His Little Dangh*
ter Has Equal Power - Snakes' Food.
Along the wann nuc? honeycombed
i limestone bluffs that lino thc quiet
j Zumbro River in Minnesota are the
i homes of snakes by the million, ami in
the early days of thc settlement of thc
Northwest there wero myriads of all
j sorts of the deadly reptiles known to
j North America to be found in this
j neighborhood. To-day there aro moro
? snakes caught for circus companies
and other buyers here than anywhere
1 else in the country except in some of
' the lower counties of Florida. All
j along the Mississippi and tributary
. streams where snakes are to be found
j they are caught for the Rochester farm
1 and sold to O. W. Estes, the bright,
j keen-eyed young man who runs the
j snake farm, and who for several years
I has been making a success of the ven
' Mr. Estes idso carries ou a snake
: hatchery, something after the manner
I of a hennery, but considerably more
j exciting. The eggs produced by his
; stock are gathered and laid in the sun
on the sand, where, in tho courso of
time they hatch, and there aro
youngsters fully as lively and venom
, ous as their parents. So far this year
! several hundred have been hatched,
I and all have thrived on the treatment
i given them by Mr. Estes and his as
i sistants. Many of these young snakes
! aro raised for sale and others are used
! for feed for the king snake and others
that eat only their own kind.
A chief part of the business of this
Minnesota farm is in rattlesnakes, as
they aro more plentifui than auy
other variety of the valuable reptiles.
All this region used to be overrun
with them. A single day's receipts of
diamond backod and othor rattlers
often runs up to several scores, espe
cially -when some one or more of tho
outside catchers for the farm brings in
his sacks full and sells them to Mr.
Estes. These snakes vary from three
to six feet in length. Among the
other varieties received and grown aro
the spotted adders, blow snakes, the
beautiful turtle heads, tho sullen bull
snakes, thc gentle bluo racers, the
spreading adder, and many kinds of
water, grass and water snakes. They
are sold to the leading circus aggrega
tions, such as Barnum's, Ringling's,
Forcpaugh's, Solis's and many others,
while the lesser concerns take the less
expensive, because less harmful va
rieties. Alligators from Florida and
crocodiles from abroad, as well as
some foreigu snakes, aro constantly
kept in stock for customers.
Estes is a natural snake charmer,
and never, uulcss requested by his
customer, takes out tho fang? of the
reptiles in which he deals, and io this
fact he attributes considerable of the
success he has had in raising them.
He will, without fear, fondle a rattler,
a bull or an addei", force open its
mouth, and with his finger nail deftly
expose the poison sacs and fangs. In
all his long experience in this sort of
thing he has never been bitten.
His favorite method of capture is to
grab thc rattler by the tail and dex
terously swing him into a sack, but
when one is found lying at full length
Estes grasps it tightly back of the
head. Though he has many assistants
among tho farmers of his vicinity,
there is no other man, in that part of
the United States nt any rate, who
dares to open their jaws with l'are
hands, as he does fearlessly. His lit
tle daughter, Hazel, who is only thrte
years old, seems to have the same
power over the reptiles, and can often
bo s?een handling the most deadly
snakes and allowing them to twine
over her arms and about her neck.
So far this year about GOO snakes of
the more valuable varieties have been
shipped from this farm. Not alone
are circuses and menageries customers
of Mr. Estes, but many cigar stores
and saloons where the reptiles are,dis
played as au incentive to custom or a
horrible example purchase from thc
Rochester farm. A few days ago a
rattler, 6ix feet long, eight inches in
girth and with twenty-six rattles, was
sent to a Minneapolis saloon keeper
for exhibit in his window. They are
inexpensive things to have about tho
house, for a healthy reptile taken in
the spring will need no food for ayear.
The rattlers become blind when they
shed their skins, whieh*they do every
summer, appearing in about ten days
with new, bright, diamond tacks. Thc
food given these pets consists chiefly
of gophers, while frogs, rats, squirrels,
birds and rabbits are added occasion
ally. Tho small boys in the vicinity
derive quite a revenue catching and
selling snake food to the farm. A
stranger scene can scarcely be wit
nessed thau a cage full of snakes mak
ing a meal of fifty or one hundred
frogs. In their greediness they often
swallow each other, and it is no un
usual thing foi a snake to back out of
a companion's stomach, where it has
pur.- ' ' ad a tem pting frog or gopher.
The trade c. this farm has not been
influenced by hard times, but. has in
creased materially the past year.
Equal to Twenty Fire Euglncs.
In St. Nicholas, Mr. Charles T. Hill
writes of New York's "Floatiug Fire
Engines." Speaking of tho lire-boat
New Yorker, Mr. Hill says:
At fires in buildings along thc river
front, or in streets near the river, the
New Yorker can lie at a dock near by
and supply twenty effective streams;
and, in fact, in capacity she is equal
to that number of land engines. If
the fire is some distance from the
water-front, immense lengths of hose,
six inches in diameter, can bo attached
to the outlets of that size in the sides
of the deck-house, and by the aid of
reducing connections can bo reduced
in size, as tho lines are stretched in to
the fire, until they reach the regula
tion sizes-two and one-half or three
inches at tho nozzlo end. She can
supply six of these powerful streams
at a distance of one-third of a mile
from her location, and at big Cres sho
becomes a valuable aid to the land
Novelty In Cotton Pressing. ,
Probably moro people go to see the 1
round-bale cotton press than any other
single object on tho grounds of the I
Teunessee Centennial Exposition. Its '
fame* has spread all over the country, :
and the people are auxious to see the i
wonderful machine in operation. The <
round bale system is far ahead of the
old way of compressing cotton. The
bales are small, compact, noat and
easily handled. During tho process
of baling the fibre of the cotton re- <
mains in its original shape and when 1
the bales reach the mills they are in (
splendid condition. They are not <
ragged nor torn; the cotton is no! 1
dirty. It is the wonder oi ail cotton
men, and they declare it to be fh< t
ootton press of the future, \
COOD ROADS N?>TES.
Convicts on Roads.
The withdrawal from private con
trol of a large number of convie'
opens the way to the Commissioners
of many Georgia counties to begin the
much needed and long neglected work
i of improving the public roads. Em
j ployed judiciously and systematically
in this way, the convicts can be made
to pay a far greater revenue in the
long run than has been derived from
them by the old leases and the bene
fits to the State in general will be in
Wanted-A Good Road Law.
We can have and ought to have one
general, comprehensive road law, elas
tic enough to be capable of application
everywhere and yet rigid enough to
do away with the abuses of the pres
ent system.* * * The brains of mem
bers of the General Assembly can be
put to no better use between now and
next January than in framing road
laws. The man who can devise tho
best one and get it adopted will make
a political ten-strike for himself, if we
aro any judge of the state of public
thought,-Columbia (S. C.) State.
Steel Trackways on "Wagon Roads.
, Tho Washington Star says: "In
accordance with the desire of the Secre
tary of Agriculture to promote more
extended experiments in the uso of
steel trackways on wagon roads,- the
offico of road inquiry has made ar
rangements with the Cambria Iron
Works, of Johnstown, Peuu., for roll
ing special rails for this purpose, these
arrangements to go into effect as soon
as definite orders from responsible
parties amounting to one mile of track
are received. The first order for track
has been given by the New York State
Agricultural Experiment Station."
J?on't Blaine tho Weather.
Don't blame the wet season for the
condition of many of your roads. See
that your candidates for local offices
favor good roads, and then supply
them with tho information that will
enable them to know how to get and
keep them. Most people are all at sea
on these subjects. Tho heavy rains
of the summer have given startling ob
ject-lessons to road-builders and Super
intendents in some sections of tho
country. Eoads that were nearly flat
and which lacked proper drainage were
swept over by the water. In some
spots the surface waa torn away; in
others it was covered with stones and
earth. This did not happen where
reads were suitably crowned and
drained.-L. A. W. Bulletin.
Who Aro Benefited?
Transportation over the common
roads is the only method of moving
persons and commodities that has not
advanced with the times. Steam rail
way servico has been vastly improved
by better road-beds, rolling stock and
management; electricity has super
seded horse-power in the streets;
vehicles of all kinds have become
lighter and better, but the common
roads, which really feed all the others
and aro the basis of all transportation,
have been overlooked and neglected.
Since wc have begun to emulate our
cousins across tho pond in their in
terest in out-of-door sports, during
the last few years, attention has been
called to the condition ?of our high
wa}'s, and measures for their improve
ment have been inaugurated in many
sections. Until now few persons have
realized how deeply tho condition of
tho highways affected tho whole com
munity; but the farmer sees that good
roads reduce the cost of producing and
marketing his crops; the merchant re
ceives the produce moro regularly,
more quickly, and in better condition;
tho truckman can haul twice as big a
load with less wear and tear and pro
fanity; the commercial man saves time
and money in his across-country trips;
the railroads receive more stuff to
carry when it is easy and cheap to
bring it to them; tho consumer gets
his goods at reduced cost, which
means lessened living expenses; thc
tourist, whether pedestrian, horseman,
driver or cyclist, has his field broad
ened and the possibilities for pleasur
able recreation indefinitely increased,
and the value of all property on thom
ia materially advanced.-L. A. W.
Good Roads ta Prussia.
There is in Prussia and in the other
States a corps of educated, highly
trained State employ?es who have made
roads their profession, and they know
their business. Constant repair is one
main reason for the condition of thc
German roads. Comprehensivo and
minute regulations aro strictly en
forced. In some provinces tho village
mnyor is held strictly responsible for
the good condition of all tho roads in
his district except the State roads.
The work of repair is constant and the
labor is constantly supervised.
Another main reason why the build
ing of roads is carried out honestly is
the virtual absence of temptation to dc
otherwise. The laws are very strie ;
and violations are severely punished
by line and imprisonment.
There are three kinds of highways
the provincial, tho Kries and tho C?e
meiu de Wege. The former two are
those whose building and maintenance
rests on the shoulders oi ,he provincial
or district representative bodies. All
the rest ave communal or private roads,
and the same strict regulations apply
to thom as to the provincial roads.
In Prussia alono ?11,000,000 per
annum is paid out of the public funds
for the maintenance of roads, and this
does not include the moneys expend
ed by individual communes aud by
private compa'nies and individuals.
On the highest grade of public roads
it is forbidden to use them for vehi
cles with protruding wheel nails,
screws, spokes or otherwise ol' ;?c dou
nble gear. The horseshoes be of
ii particular kind. Heavy loads may
not pass over the roads without spe
The tolls exacted on the German
roads, though at one time generally
imposed, are now small and iufre
pieut. As the maintenance of the
roads is fixed by specific laws and
regulations, so too aro the conditions
rf constructing new roads.-New York
What Wrestlers Should Knt.
The Japanese wrestlers are a race
)f giants; they often weigh from four
teen to twenty-four stone. At the i
imperial Hotel, in Tokio, once they
brought their champion wrestler to i
ny room. He was prodigious in size i
md as fat and fair as a baby. He was j
i Hercules in strength, but looked like i
in overgrown cherub of Corregi?. i
<:What do you eat?" I asked. <
"Bice, nothing but rice."
"Why not eat meat?"
"Meat is weakening. - Beef is sev
;nty per cent, water. Bice is eighty <
3or cent, food. I ato lean beefsteak i
mee and my strength left me. The ]
ither man ate ric? and threw me 1
My courier said: "This wrestler is ?
he champion of Japan. No one can (
brow him, "-New York World, (
i PUMPKIN TIME. .
From grassblades tiny trumpotors aro
shrilling forth their glee,
And overhead tho sky la bluo, and com
shooks all around
Would seem to bo grim sentinels, as far aa
eye oau seo,
To guard tho golden pumpkins that aro
scattered o'er the ground.
And flanking in tho outer fields aro fortres
ses of hay,
Swift couriers of honking gocso aro speed
In dress parado tho birches woulC out' '.a
tho maples gay,
And show tho world that yellow is tho
ranking huo of rod.
Across tho fields aro signalings 'tween
wary, piping quail,
Tho bobolinks are Hooking and deploying
to tho south,
And vigilant as skirmishers, on tree and
Tho crows, suspicious, scrutlnizo for hid
den weapon's mouth.
-Frank H. Sweet,in American Agriculturist.
PITH AND HOINT,
Be sure you are right, then go ahead
-and see if you are.-Life.
All that is necessary in writing a love
letter is to say "T love you" in as many
different ways as possible.-Life.
"Which would you rather be, Har
greaves, rich or handsome?" 'Td
like to be rich also."-Cincinnati En
The woman who marries a man for
the purpose of reforming him never
wants for occupation afterward.-Som
A man may hare enough self-control
to laugh at a joke on himself, but ho
can't keep an odd look out of his eye3.
Miss Passe-"I assure you I have
lived only eighteen short years." Old
Grumpy-"Where were you the rest
of the time?"-Tid Bits.
Longgreen--"I want to fix my money
BO it won't be fought over. " Lawyer
"That's all right. You just leave it
to me."-Detroit Free Press.
A man without a wifo
Is a mau down at tho heel;
But thc saddest thing in lifo
ls tho maa without a wheel.
* -Boston Courier.'
Generally when a man aud a woman
liavo beeu made oue, the houeymoon
is the time spent in endeavoring to
find out which is that one.-London
Sapsmith-"Scientists say that a
man's mind is a blank when he is
asleep." Grimshaw-"Then, how do
you know when you are awake, Sappy?"
Bashful Lover-"I leave herc to
morrow. Hov.- long shall you remain,
Miss Ethel?" Up-to-date Girl-"Re
main JMiss Ethel? I leave that to
Mrs. Cnmso-"Your husband dresses
very quietly. " Mrs. Cawker-"Does
he? You ought to hear him when ho
can't find his collars, tor his cuffbut
ions become mislaid."-Harper's
Bing- "Yes; that's old Sprigging
Half a dozen doctors have given him
up at various times during his life."
Wing-"What was the trouble with
him?" Biug-"He wouldn't pay his
The Earnest Youth-"I thank yon,
sir, for your kind permission to call
on your daughter." "Kemember that
I turn out the gas at ten o'clock."
"All right, sir; I'll not come before
that time."-Harlem. Life.
"How still they are!" remarked
Mrs. Frobb, apropos of the young
couple in the next room. "Yes," re
plied Mr. F., "it reminds mo of my
army days. It was always -wonder
fully quiet just previous to an engage
Mrs. Tomkius-"Who is that fright
fully fat woman over there, with the
wig on, and the spotty face?" Mr,
Tomkius-"Why, that's Mrs. Annie
Faker, the celebrated inventor Of
Faker's Fat-Killer, Faker's Tonic for
Strengthening the Hair, and Faker's
Perfect Complexion Producer."
Grew From an Ox Goad.
The largest tree in Kankakee Coun
ty, III., isa cottonwood on the farm of
Mrs. Alice Paine, at Beebetown. It
?3 IG J feot in circumference, 5i feet
in diameter and 100 feet high.
The origin of thc tree is interesting.
Fifty years ago thc farm was owned
by the Parsons family. Ono day
Ralph Parsons cut a cottonwood goad
and drove his ox team home, aided by
its inspiring touch. One of the Par
sons girls stuck the goad in tho
ground. No one disturbed it, and
eventually it took root, throw out
buds and started on its career.
The girl who planted the mammoth
tree is dead, but Ralph Parsons is
living in Nebraska.-Chicago News.
Suj?ar Makes You Work. '
No man need ever feel lazy whilo
he has got sugar in tho house. At
least this is the opinion of a medical
man, who has lately been experiment
ing on tho source of muscular exer
Iii order to obtain a practical result
tho person who was made tho subject
of tho experiment was kept totally ig
norant of the object of the experi
menter. When a very large nmount
of muscular work had been performed
before the employment of thc appara
tus for further labor, it was found
that on the days when sugar was ad
ministered a distinctly greater quan
tity of work could be got through than
on the days when it was not given.
Artesian Water In Sahara.
One of the most important results
of the Egyptian expedition up the
Nile has been tho discovery that by
sinking deep wells water may be
found in the desert in mauy places
where its presence had not been sus
pected. Not only will this give a se
cure basis for military operations, but
it is possible that water may be found
in sufficient quantities to serve for ir
rigation, in which case the Sahara may
bc turned into a flower garden. Its
aridity comes from no material steril
ity of the soil, but simply from the
lack of moisture.
Tortured hy a Klnjr.
Mrs. Fred Giottonini, of Salinas,
Cal., met with a most peculiar acci
dent thc other day. She stepped on a
trunk to hang up a bird cage. The
trank was rounded, and her feet
slipped. Dro]5ping the bird cage, she
i-eached for a support. Her hand slid
flown the wall till a protruding nail
.-.aught her wedding ring, and the un
fortunate woman hung suspended. For
i half-hour of frightful torture the wo
man hung, when neighbors hearing her
;ries came to her rescue.
White Cryfltnl* in Exhumed Skull..
In two coffins dated 1630, recently
lug up in the foundations of an old
noimstery in tho Rue do Beam, in
Paris, the skulls were found to bo
SUetl with white crystals of bicalcinate
if phosphorus, an extremely rare sub
stance. It was found once before un- ?
1er similar circumstances when a ]
ioifia WAS opuued in 1607, -,
OTO- BUDGET OF HUMOE.
LAUGHTER-PROVOKINC STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
The Unottainablo-Twice Blessed-Ho Ex
plains-That Must Be tho One-"Ont
of Sight, Oat of' Mind"-Much in a
Name-Engagements of tho Hour, Etc.
Ho twists and turns, ho chokes nnd gasps,
His shoulder-blades ho tries to clutch;
His face grows purple as he grasps
At something he can never touch.
His writhing body backward bonds,
His hands behind gropo in the air;
And yet he cannot reach the ends
Of those suspenders hanging there.
-Tom Chrystal, In Judge.
"Why don't you say grace, Dolly?"
"'Cos it's only hash, an' I've said
grace twice on it already."-Pick-Me
"Out or Sight, Out of Mind."
"Did you seo Dick Dewde's getup?
Didn't he look out of sight?"
"Tes; and all the rest of the adage,
Tommy-"Pa, why do they call a
man's wife his better half?"
Pa-"Because she has all the best
of it."-Cleveland Leader.
That Must Bo the One.
Hojock-"A writer in a Boston
paper discusses the Impossible Dol
Tomdik-"Thp.t must bo the dollar
a fellow tries to borrow."
Engagements of tho Hour.
"This is the end!" he angrily ex
claimed. "Give me back my engage
"Ha! Ha!" she laughed, mockingly;
and that was all.-Puck.
The Vicar's Wife-"Don't you think,
my dear, you might cultivate a little
more vehemence in your sermons?"
Tho Vicar-"No; I should be very
unpopular if I woke up thc congrega
Mnch In a Nnuic.
"Is your new pony fast?"
"Yes; so fast that I've named him
What Ma Says."
"That's a queer name. "
"Yes; but what ma says goes."
She-"Will you write to me after
you go up to college?"
Undergraduate-"Why - er - you
know I can't write. "
She-"Oh, I don't expect you to
write brilliantly or amusingly; just
write as-you talk!"-Tit-Bits.
Cholly Van Mushly-"I say, mo
good fellow, what would be the pen
alty if I should shoot a deer out of
Game Warden-"There wouldn't be
no penalty in your caso, sir-every
body would know it was an accident."
Sunday at Sea.
Smith-"Did many of the passengers
go to hear Dr. Fourthly preach in tho
main cabin this morning?"
Brown-"Yes, but most of them left
when he announced his text."
"What was it?"
" 'Cast thy bread upon the waters,
A Youthful Solomon.
Teacher-"What is tho meaning of
; Little Boy-' 'I-I don't remember. "
" "Teacher-"If you had twenty-five
children visiting you, and only ona
apple for them, what would you do?"
Little Boy-"I'd wait till they went,,
an' then eat it myself. "-Spare Mo
Ho "Wanted to Know.
A Falstaffian compositor on one of
the Boston daily papers was standing
in the gallery of the composing room
the other night, when a telegraph mes
senger boy came in. Looking up won
deringly at the rotund compositor, the
"What time does that balloon gc
A Soft Answer, &c.
"And you asked her father for her
"Was ho violent?"
"Very. He said I must bo an idiot
to think of such a thing."
"What did you reply?"
"I told him that, ofcoiu-se, ho knew
his own family better than I did, but
that I was willing to take my chance."
A Subtle Thrust.
She-"I wont to afortune teller's to
day, just for a lark, and she told mo a
lot of things."
He-"Yes, some of them hit pretty
closely, but I hope you don't think
there is anything supernatural about
their powers. They use shrewd judg
ment, that is all."
She-"That may be true, dear. She
told me that I was married to a mau
who fell far short of what I deserved."
Gold Field Justice.
Just before we arrived a yo' ng fel
low from Seattle, of a wealthy family,
was drowned at this narrow bridgo
while attempting to cross before the
structure was complete. He lost his
footing and help came too late. The
teamster who had tho boy's goods re
turned to town .with tho body and de
manded $10 from the dead boy's part
ner. AVhen it was refused tho team
ster took it from tho pocket of tho
corpse. When tho men at camp heard
of it they at once held a meeting and
there was talk of lynching, but at last
they gave the teamster live hours to
sell his team and leave. He tried to
board a ship, but the captain refused
to have him, and at last he took to the
woods until ho could get a boat to
Juneau. This is a sample of frontier
justice. Any man caught stealing is
shot on the spot ; you can leave your
clothes and provisions by tho road
with your namo attached and be sure
of finding them when you return.
Dyca Letter to Chicago News.
Cost 83000 to Get Down Stairs.
It cost Columbus B. Cummings, of
Chicago, $3000 to get down stairs from
the bedroom in his residence to tho
dining room. He made the trip on an
elevator which he put into his home
at the cost mentioned. The "lift" is
of bronze, beautiful in design, and the
best and safest manufactured in Chi
The capitalist, banker and street
railway magnate has not left his bed
room since January. He is ill with a
disease that may be arrested, but can
not be cured. His malady is dropsy.
He is a restless patient. He insists
on receiving friends when their pres
ence is forbidden by the doctor and
the nurse.. Ho wants to give such at
tention to his largo and varied busi
ness interests as is possible to give in
the sick room, and he particularly de
sires to get down to tho parlor floor of
liig dwelling house. So he had ti}0
. "Mr - *
To Catch Small Pigs.
Put ii hoop in the mouth of a sack.
Fasten this to a stick, or rod four or
five feet long. This device can he
slipped over the pigs without any dif
A Fractlcnl "Wheelbarrow.
In market gardening there is much
work that eau he done with a wheel
harrow. While resting my aching
arms one day I concluded that thc
wheel of the ordinary harrow was not
bearing its share of the buudcu, so I
made one in which the axle was placed
up nearer the body of the barrow, the
MARKET GARDENERS* DARROW.
wheel extending inside. A cap was
fitted over this, inside the body, and I
found that wheeling was then much
easier. The new harrow weighed
forty-nine pounds. With 239 pounds
of sand there is a weight of fifty-six
pounds on tho handles, while with the
ordinary harrow the weight is ninety
nine pounds. The handles are 5 feet
long, ljxlj inches at front audsmaller
toward the hack. The wheel is 22
inches diameter with a 2-inch tire.
The harrow frame is 19 inches at front,
2 feet at hack; the body is 3 feet by 13
inches, while the legs are 2 feet 10
inches from the front.-E. Bingham,
of New Jersey, in American Agricul
Dutch ??eltetl Cattle.
Mr. Orson D. Munu, one of the
editors of the Scientific American, is
justly proud of the handsome herd of
Dutch belted cattle which are much ad
mired by the lovers of fine stock who
visit his place, Llewellyn Park,
Orange, N. J. At tue New Jersey
Stai,o Fair out of thirteen head ex
hibited seven took first prizes and to
two were awarded second. At the live
stock exhibition held in Madison
Square Garden in 1895 thirteen prizes
were awarded for the herd and separ
ate animals composing it, A herd of
sixteen Dutch belted cattle, it will be
remembered by breeders, was awarded
the highest per cent, of prizes ob
tained by any cattle exhibit at the
World's Fair, when there were prob
ably more cattle of various breeds
gathered together than ever before.
<;T?e Dutch belted or blanket breed
of cows," said Mr. Munu, "are natives
of Holland and are a distinct family
from the Holsteins, with which many
confound them. Comparatively few
have as yet been imported into this
country,, although thc breed antedates
the seventeenth century. lu Holland
they are owned and controlled by the
nobility. In color they are very black,
with a continuous pure white belt
around their body, which makes a
strikingly beautiful contrast. Their
form is usually very fine and their
constitutions most hardy, enabliug
them to stand sudden changes in cli
mate and to thrive on any variety of
fodder. As milk producers they are
Our Hojr Tars the Bills.
The hog grows cheapest ou tho pas
;ure and beside the field that grows his
jrains. He is most profitable as a
subordinate department, because he
?aunot consume the coarse fodders of
?he farm. He furnishes the best mar
iet in which to sell tho by-products of
.he mill and dairy. He assimilates
nore of the most concentrated feed
stuffs than any other animal on the
'arm. Quicker returns come from him
:han from horses, cattle or sheep. He
:>ays the rents in European countries,
if ts the mortgages in the Northern
States, and in conjunction with the
:ow he will redeem the wornout cotton
:obacco fields of the South. Avoid
jcrmanent residences for the hog;
novo him about, so that his environ
nents may be cleau and nncontamin
ited by germs that develop rapidly
vhere they have suitable media. Avoid
:loso breeding, ns it intensifies predis
josition to disease. Select your breed'
ug from good milkers, as this is the
jest indication of fecundity.
No agricultural people thrivo who
)uy grain or meats and pay for them
vitli the price of other farm products.
We compete now, through improved
md cheapening transportation, with
ill the world. The farmer ia most in
lependcnt who finds at least ruste
lance for his family from his fields,
locks and herds.-Professor WilsoD,
Secretary of Agriculture.
I)rm.uni for Snfo 1 torses.
Tho hue and cry that on account of
he electric car nud the bicycle and
lorseless carriage, the noble horse was
loomed to go out of use in the cities,
ias about died away, aud still the
torse is in demand.
The liverymen and hackmen may
uave felt the effect of the chango in
he new method of individual traus
lortation in the cities; yet the horse
s still in demand for the saddle and
or family carriages and buggies, and
his demand will increase just iu pro
?ortion to the common usc of the elee
rie car and the wheel.
Already ladies who do not like the
.heel have taken to the saddle to get
he exercise and the airing that the
.heelist has found so beneficial from
ter spin in the country. This habit
rill soon increase until there will soon
ie a demand for safe saddle horses for
Tho bustle and careless movement of
ors aud wheels on the streets require
or the safety of those in carriages
hat their horses should be accustomed
o these things as well as to the sudden
toises which they are apt to hear in
he city. The horse to be used in the
ity for family safely, either under the
addlo or in the carriage, must be
rained for city life. Thc horses, there
are, which will be in special demand
ii the cities must be trained for the
urpose. This will require selection
ti the breeding, and especial care in
andling from their first years until
key are prepared for use.
The nunibev of accidents which have
appenedinthe last few years through
be frightened horse and the accom
anying runaway has become alarming,
nd calls for a remedy.
This must be found in tho propel
raining of the horses to bo used. The
oise breeders who wish to secure
ood prices for the horses they would
ell in the home market, will do well
:> take note of the kind of horse in
emand. Buyers for this kind of a
orse are always plenty, and they do
ot hesitate to give high prices, when
bey can be assured that the horse they
urchasc has the sense and the train
jg he needs to be perfectly safe in the
Good saddle horses and stylish ann
afe carriage horses will alway? bring
igh prices and can be as easily raised
s others, The little extra care they
eed in traiuiug will be well paul for
'koiLthey are sold.-Farm News,
nay, in five hundred-has perfectly hes
to the stern necessity of helping one's
to be on the wane.
Excessive menstruation is a sign of
in the uterine organs. It saps the stre
turns to water).
If you become anemic, there is no kr
and thc inside of your lips and inside
in a dangerous way and must stop tha
up on a generous, uplifting tonic, like
Mas. EDWIN Emuo, 413 Church St.,
Bays: " I feel it my duty to write and
I-am better than I have been for i
I used Lydia E. Pinkham's Veget
pound, one package of Sanative Wash,
Liver Pills, and can say that I am perf
'Doctors did not help mc any. Ishoul
in my grave by this time if it had not
medicine. It was a godsend to me. I wa;
excessive menstruation, which caused i
and I was obliged to remain in bed for si
Pinkham's medicine was recommendec
after using it a short time, was troubled
pain in my kidneys. This, also, I have
Compound, for it has cur?d mc, and it wi
publish this letter. " (In such cases the
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English Women Will Present lt to tho
At Bridgnorth, within a stone's
throw of the home of Bishop Percy,
whose "Reliques" have justified the
preservation of his house, for nearly
four months past women have been
weaving with deft fingers the magnifi
cent fabric which will be offered for
Queen Victoria's acceptance. It is In
keeping with the loyalty of the givers,
says the London Chronicle, that the
caxpet should be manufactured in a
town which claims as its civic motto.
"Fideltas Urbis Salus Regis." That
such a carpet was in course of manu
facture was generally known, but no
description of it has been made pub
In fact few, except the Prince of
Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, and tho
Duchess of Teck-in whose mind orig
inated the form which the gift was to
take-have had an opportunity of in
specting the designs. When finished
it will measure IS feet by 16, and, al
though of unusually fine texture, is up
ward Of an inch in thickness.
It Wa? originally intended that th?
material should be mohair, but on
subsequent consideration the finest
worsted yarn was used, inasmuch as
this gives the firmest and most dur
able service. The coloring is regal in
its'richness, the whole being conceived
with a view to harmonizing with the
surroundings of th? throfl? room,
where it will be used on state occas
The centre, which is In two shades
of crimson damask, contains the mono
gram "V. R. L" in bold letters of gold,
supported by the Tudor rose and the
Star of India, the whole being inclosed
in a garter bearing the motto, "Honi
soit qui mal y pense," surmounted by
the imperial crown entwined by a
wreath of oak leaves, tied with a rib
A ih?rked feature is the border in
which, on au ecru ground1; and In pro
per colors, the rose, the shamrock, th?
thistle and the lotus flower (the latter
emblematical of India) are continued
until the corners are reached^
At the angles are animals allegori
cal of the colonies; the tiger repre
senting India, the elephant Africa, the
beaver Canada, and the kangaroo Aus
tralia. The whole of these animal.1;
are lifelike in coloring and attitude,
and were specialy sketched at the Zoo
for the purpose of the design. The ex
treme edge of the carpet has the con
ventional band, worked in soft gold.
The Midland looms have rarely pro
duced anything so strikingly beautiful.
Technically described, the carpet is
what is known as royal Axminster,
every one of the thousand cords beinjj
separately tied by skilled female
hands. This fact lends additional in
terest to a gift offered hy women t?
The loom on which thc carpet wri
produced consists mainly of two stron;
wooden beams, over each of which the
work is stretched, and is in every way
identical with those on which thc old
est examples of Oriental carpets trew
made. Real Axminster is only pro
duced by a very few firms in England
at the present time, the exceedingly
slow process necessary rendering lt ex
tremely costly, and consequently creat
ing a somewhat exclusive demand.
Since the middle of February no
fewer than twelve girls have been reg
ularly employer] on the carpet, the
number of hands being limited by th*"
size of the loom. All of them showed
the greatest interest in the national
gift, and individually endeavored to
turn out an article which will not only
be a credit to the firm by whom they
are employed, but will bc a singularly
handsome example of the superiority
of this branch of British industry.
A case composed of polished oak is
being made for its reception, and as
the latter is only to be used on stat:
occasions, there is no reason why it
should not renind many future sover
eigns of ihe love and reverence in
which Queen Victoria was held by the
women of England throughout all tho
years of her record reign.
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Ringworm, better save your breath, and buy
"Tetterine." SO cents a box at drag stores, or
by mail from J. T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga.
Tho red man seems to have found his place
for the nrst time in year?-on the gridiron.
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teethintr. softeus thc gumti, reduces inflamma
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Piso's Cure is the medicine to break up
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XK WITH MES. PIMHAM1
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ry body comes into this world with a J>re?
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ir words, everybody has a weak spct.
linety-nine cases out of a hundred the
spot in women ?3 somewhere in the uter
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:e to disease than the vital organs; that'?
hey give out the soonest,
more than one woman in a hundred
ilthy organs of generation. This pointa
self just as soon as the life powers seem
! physical weakness and want of tono
ngth away and produces anemia (blood
lowing what will happen. If your gums
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d have been
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This is a disorder from which few wonioa
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