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Boy's Life Saved By a Dog.
. The crew of the C. L. Marshall load
ed the old lighter with ammonia, and
left her at the pier at the fooi^of East
Fifteenth street for the night, with on
ly a hoy, Thomas Meeney, and a small
fox terrier in charge. At the turn of
the tide tne boat broke her hawser,
swung around In the stream, and a pp,rt
cf the cargo shifting, she listed heavily.
The boy was asleep in the cabin. The
dog, however, knew something was the
matter, and he began to bark. The
boy did not wake up promptly enough,
so the animal caught hold of the bed
clothes and pulled them off the cot.
That roused the boy, who jumped up,
noticed that the boat had keeled far
over, and ran to escape.
In his haste Meeney fell among some
barrels and dislocated his shoulder.
But he picked himself up and reached
thc deck, where he found that they had
swung so fai out into the stream that
ho could not reach the dock. But the
dog's barking had attracted the atten
tion of the watchman of the Wlllard
P.irker Hospital, who called a police
man to come with him to the rescue.
The men brought a ladder, which they
. put out to Meeney, and then helped him
ashore. The dog was left on the deck.
While the policeman attended to tho
calling of an ambulance to take tho
boy to the hospital, tho watchman
hastened after the captain and crew of
the lighter. When they arrived at the
dock, Captain Foster, the skipper, went
off and saved the dog. There was
nothing they could do to keep the
' lighter afloat. It sank with the cargo,
and will have to be raised by a wreck
ing company. The dog was well treat
ed by the men, who showed as much
appreciation of his service as the ter
rier did himself, and that is saying a
good deal.-New York Post.
Tea In TrtiDet.
The Times of India declares that tea
driking is the curse of Thibet. The
people, it says, have such an insatia
ble craving for the beverage that they
will sell their houses, their flocks, their
very children, to procure it. If ever an
apostle appears in Thibet to regenerate
the nation he will have to preach a
crusade in favor of whiskey drinking
in order to wean the inhabitants from
the national vice."
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. OUK BUDGET OF HUMOR.
LAUCHTER.PROVOKING STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
Tho ilcht That Didn't Fail-Had Com
pany-The Bachelor Cynic-A Belated
Discovery- Her Choice- Impudence
Pleasures of Imagination, Etc., Etc.
The hours prow fleet, and then fleeter;
Tho lovers waxed sweet and then sweeter;
And her pa, In despair,
Madly tore his scant hair,
For ho'd th3 gas bill to meet by tho motor.
"He said he judged people by the
company they kept."
"What did yon say?"
"I said 'good-bye/ "- Pick-Mc-Up.
A Castine; Impression.
He-"Yes, I loved a giri once, and
sho made a fool of me. "
She-"Some girls do make a lasting
impression, don't they?"-London
They Never Do.
"I don't know that man, bat I know
he has genius."
"How de yon know?"
"His clothes don't fit him."-Fi
Mistress-"And what kind of enter
tainments do you most enjoy, Norah?"
Norah (after thinking a moment)
"Circuses au' fun'rals, mum.''
A Belated Discovery.
"Was ho secretary or treasurer of
"Well, they supposed he was only
secretary until after ho had gone. "
Magistrate (to prisoner) - "This
isn't the first timo I've seen you."
Prisoner (effusively) - "No, yer
worship, au' I 'ope it won't bo thc
last; I allus did like yer."-London
The Bachelor Cynic.
Young Mother-"What do you think
of the baby? Isn't it a little peach?"
Bachelor Brother-"Oh, yes, of
course; and you ought to bo thankful
that it isn't a pair."-Chicago Daily
nis Start in Life.
"They toll me, sir, that you had
very little capital when you started
out to build your fortune."
"The only capital I had," said tho
self-made mau, with a degree of pride,
"wascapital I."-Cincinnati Enquirer.
A Good Excuse.
"Bridget, how did it happen that
when we came in last night after the
theatre there was a policeman in the
"Sure, mum, Oi don't know; but Oi
think the theatre didn't last as long as
A Cnndid Definition.
"Father," said tho knowledge-seek
ing boy, "what's a fad?"
And aftor some thought ive candid
old gentleman answered:
"A fad, Rollo, is somothiug that
most everybody enjoys except your
Pleasures of Imagination.
"It seems so queer," said the stu
dent boarder, "to thiuk of any one
having a price of $50,000 on his head."
"Which reminds me, " said Asbury
Peppers, "that I heard tho other day '
of a man with a million dollars in his
Tho Reason, Perhaps.
Belle-"Ordinarily you appear real
womanly, Edith, but sometimes rather
masculine. How do you account'for
Edith-"I suppose it is hereditary.
Half of my ancestors were males and
the other half females. "-Judge.
New Customer (in barber ?hop)
"What caused all that screaming that
I heard just before I came in tho
room? Is thero a dentist's office in the
Barber (affably)-"No; it was that
last man I shaved. He didn't have no
grit at all!"-Puck.
A Wet Blanket.
Mrs. Claque-"Men are so disap
pointing! I sent a note to Mr. Card
ler, you know, asking for the pleasuro
of his company."
Miss Claque-"But he came, Aunt
Mrs. Claque-"Yes; but somehow
he didn't bring any.pleasure with him.
In tho Wrong Order.
"He was married and wont crazy,"
she said, referring to a statement in a
"Granting that he had any sense in
tho first place," ho returned, "you
must have got the statement reversed."
"How do you mean?" she demanded.
"'He went crazy and married,'
makes it seem more plausible," he
Mrs. Brimby-"No, marriage is not
what single persons think it is, I used
to think that Brimby and I were made
for one another; bnt we aro sadly mis
Mrs. Ferson-"Why, you surprise
Mrs. Brimby-"Alas! it is too true.
Ho tells me I talk in my sleep, and
I'm sure that he often sleeps while I
"Sot Invited to Dine.
A well-known musiciau who writes
a very illegible hand once sent a un
usually hopeless scrawl to a friend.
The latter studied a minute, gave it
up in despair, and then sat down and
wrote in reply: "I shall be most happy
to dine with you to-morrow at six.
Kindest regards to your wife. Yours,
etc." In less than half an hour his
friend appeared, breathless, at his
door. "There's some misunderstand
ing," said he, anxiously. "I wrote
you a note asking if you could play
the piano part of the trio at Brown's
recital, and here you've sent mo an
acceptance of a dinner invitation; I'm
sorry, hut I didn't invite you to din
ner!" "Well," returned tho other
blandly, "I didn't suppose you'd really
sent me au invitation to dinner. But
I couldn't read a word of your note,
and in that case hereafter I mean al
ways to take it for granted that you're
asking me to dine." For one of his
correspondent, at least, the offender
now rites legibly.-Argonaut.
If a/in- the Judges.
While the Lord Chief Justice of
England, with other of the Judges,
was being entertained by one of the
fellows of Downing College, Cam
bridge, in his rooms, some undergrad
uates tied" up the door handle and
then smoked out the company by
pouring water down the chimney.
The judges wevo obliged to get out
throagh the window, and several
etudents have been rusticated,
HOME FOR OLD HORSES.
Institution nt Acton, England, Whero
Ascd Equines Are Cured Tor.
Lucky ?8 the horse, who, in his de
clining days, becomes a pensioner at
tho Home of Rest for Horses at Ac
ton, England. This invaluable insti
tution is a hospital, as well as an
almshouso for decayed members of
tho equino race, and in consideration
of tho nominal sum of half a crown a
week tho cabman, coster or humble
greengrocer who produces a subscrib
er's letter may send his overworked
steed to this haven of refuge, whero
it will receive all the attention neces
sary to fit it for service once more.
Donkeys are admitted free, but,
strange to say, only three or four of
these patient quadrupeds have been
inmates during the past seven years,
and in this connection Mr. Davis, the
manager of tho home, declares, to a
London Mail reporter, that in Lon
don thc donkey is being supplanted
by Russian ponies, which are brought
over in large numbers, and, being
sold for a few pounds each, are in
great demand with the coster class,
who appreciate tho fire and dash of
tho four-footed aliens.
A loose box is provided for each
inmate at Acton, and as they become
aware of the arrival of visitors thirty
or forty horses thrust their heads
through the doors of their abodes and
regard us with polite curiosity. We
arc first introduced to an old horse
belonging to a lady who, in return for
his faithful services, sent him here
for the remainder of his life. Then
we come to Dolly, a cab horse, ?who
presents a pair of stout heels tc he
intruding bipeds. Dolly is down for
a rest, and, though her owner avers
that sho behaves admirably when at
work, her conduct here has been
far from lady-like-in fact, at au early
stage of her visit she kicked off two of
her shoes with such violence that one
of her attendants had a narrow escape
from injury. A fishmonger's pony,
who has seen twenty-seven summers,
is also resting. He has been here be
fore, and is no doubt envious of those
of his companions who are permanent
The army is represented by an old
black charger, rejoicing in the name
of "Bones," who is said to have taken
part in the fight at Tel-el-Kebir, and
certainly walked beside the Queen's
carriage in tho Jubilee procession of
1887, bearing on his back a stalwart
guardsman. "Bonos" owes his good
fortune to the kindness of a Indy ar
tist who, having frequently used him
as a model in his service days, pur
chased him at the end of his martial
career, and provided Lim with his
Care of tho Lips.
In cold weather many women ne
glect this important feature, allowing
their lips to become cracked, swollen
or discolored. Perfect lips should
look soft and healthy, but not too red.
Sitting too much by tho fire and ne
glecting outdoor exercise are fatal to
the beauty of the lips.
For pale lips tho remedy lies in
strong iron tonics, plenty of milk and
outdoor exercise. A generous diet
and care of the general health will
bring back thc color.
Cosmetics will eventually ruin the
softness and texture of any lips.
Never rub them with strong scent,
vinegar or lemon. Avoid'friction and
biting of the lips. This only thickens
and swells them.
. Children shouldJ>e-taught the folly
of twisting their lips, and of stretch
ing the mouth open at the corners.
Vernen who wear veils should be
careial that their lips do not become
moist from the breath condensed on
tho veils. Baise the veil occasionally,
and dab the lips dry with a soft cam
bric handkerchief. For cracked lips,
boro-glyceriu rubbed in sevoral times
a day is good. Pure glycerin will dry
the skin too much.
There are many harmless and heal
ing salves that can be used o. vhe
lips. Liko all other remedies, b. rae
are moro suitable to ono kind of lips
than to others. Dry lips want some
kind of remedy, while very moist lips
require quito another kind of treat
ment. A very nico ointment for tho
lips cnn be made of five parts of olive
oil to one part of pure white wax,
which must be heated over the firo in
a porcelain-lin'" .1 pan. A few drops
of tincture of uenzoin can be added^if
Herc is another excellent salvo for
tho samo purpose: Oil of sw*et
almonds, seven drachms; fine white
wax, three drachms; cacao butter, one
drachm; orchanet, two drachms.
These must all bo stirred and mixed
together over the fire, then strained
and skimmed, and perfumed with a
little rose water. The best way to
keep these salves is to put them into
ornamental covered china jars, with a
piece of oiled paper over the top of
the salve to keep it frosh and clean.
Washing tho Face.
There are some misguided persons
who object to washing the face often,
especially with soap, thinking this is
au injury to the complexion. Those,
however, who have mad.' a speoialty
of skin diseases, will say that no part
of tho body needs soap, so much; that
the fuco being constantly exposed to
dust, collects so mach that it is not
enough to wash it in clear water.
They agree that if soap makes thofaco
shiny, as soinauy claim, it only shows
that it is the more needed, and that
tho work of drying after the bath hus
not been properly performed. The
face, however, should not be wet im
mediately before or after going out.
Its most thorough ablutions should be
performed at night before goiug to
bed, and the following method should
be observed in the process: Fill a
basin with soft warm water, lather a
medium-sized sponge with good soap,
and wash carefully. Then take fresh
water without soap, and wash again
with the hands, and rub thoroughly
with a Turkish or crash towel until
the face is dry and tingling. This
will do much towards improving and
preserving the complexion.-The Led
Tracked by a Thumb Mark.
An extraordinary example of tho
efficacy of tho thumb impression
method of identification has haj^pencd
in Bengal. Soino months ago the
managers of a tea garden in tho
Dooars was brutally, murdered, tho
murderer getting clean away, as tho
crime was not discovered until some
time after its commission. For some
time the police were at fault until it
was discovered that thc murderer, in
rummaging among some paDers of tho
deceased, had smudged a Bengal at
las with his thumb. The atlas was
forwarded to tho Bureau, where tho
thumb impressions of criminals are
kept, when it was discovered that the
impression of the atlas corresponded
with tho thumb recorded of a noted
criminal then at large. The man was
arrested on this evidence, and other
evidence subsequently accumulated to
connect him with the crime- j
A WINTER CARDEN.
Through the windowpane I peep,
And dream of how tho lilies sleep
In their bedrooms underground,
Where is neither sight nor sound;
And because they hide away
Pure snow lilies bloom to-day.
See them standing white and tall
All along tho garden wall.
Bettor still than snow's chill bloom
In tho garden in my room,
Lily of tho forohead white.
Violet with tho sunrise light
In hor lovely eyes, and Roso,
Dearest, sweetest flower that blows,
Dreary were tho wintry hours
"Without thoso beauteous human flowers.
-Mary F. Butts, in tho Housewifo.
PITH AND POINT.
A great many men who began life
poor aro holding their own remarka
bly well.-"Washington Democrat.
Visitor-"And who are you my lit
tle man?" Cuthbert (with concious
pride)-'Tm the baby's brother."
Bagley-"What makes you patro
nize the woman barber?" Bailey_
"My wife wants to know all the gos
sip of tho neighborhood."-Judge.
"Who is tho meanest mau you
know?" "The one who will walk
betweeu a bargain window and the
woman who is feasting her eyes upon
Eicks-"I suppose that Feldspar
has a largo circle of friends?" Wicks
-"Well, if not a large circle, there
aro many rounders among them."
The Count's Fiancee-"I received
my engagement ring to-'day. Isn't it
beautiful?" Her Friend-"Very beau
tiful!" Have you shown it to the
"Beally and truly now, did he com
pare you to the swan? What was his
exact language?" "If you've got to
know, he called mo 'rubberneck.'"
Street Car Conductor (to driver)
"I wonder what that man is running
so hard for?" Driver (looking back)
-"Mebby tho fool waut's ter get on.
G'langI"-New York Weekly.
"I'm goin' to be one of them foot
ball feller*:," said Tommy, "so's I can
wear my hair so long that folks can't
tell whether I forgot to wash my neck
or not."-Indianapolis Journal.
A St. Louis editor has got himself
into hot water. His paper came out the
other day with a personal item about
a local Johnnie, and by mistake it
was put under the heading of "Thiugs
Sue Brette-"I never saw such a
cold audience in my life." Foote
Li;',ht-"Didn't they warra up a bit?"
"Well, when they spoke about bring
ing out the author, I believe some of
the audience got hot."
Mrs. Yaast-"You say your hus
band never leaves the house in the
morning without a smile?" Mrs.
Grimsonbeak-"Yes; and I don't
believe he ever came home at night
Mrs. Stuckilpp-"Is this Mr. Slim
purse you have engaged yourself to a
man of means?" Sensible Daughter
-"Yes, mother. He means all he
says, and that's the sort of a husband
I want. "-New York Weekly.
The Poet (reading)-"But why, oh!
why will men bo hypocrites?" The
Listener (to himself)-"That's it.
Just look at me. Why in thunder
didn't I tell him I didn't want to hear
his confounded poetry?"-Puck.
"She has a great deal of curiosity."
remarked Willie Wishington. "Yes,,x
replied Miss Cayenne; "it is sometimes
extraordinary. She even opens some
of the faucy covered magazines to see
what is inside!"-Washington Star.
Naomi-"Ho's a mean, insulting
thing." Stella-"Why?" Naomi
"I told him I didn't know whether to
go to tho opera or tho play, and he
said I was old enough to choose for
myself."-Philadelphia North Ameri
Mrs. G.-"My dear, when will you
learn to take your hat off in the ele
vator when you aro with me?" Mr. G.
-"When you learn to take yours off
in the theater when you arc with me,
my dear."-Cincinnati Commercial
A Bicycle OK Hallway Tracks.
A bicycle for riding on railway tracks
will be a boon for wheelmen living in
parts of the country where roads are
bad. Such a machine was patented
receutly by W. P. Brodbeck, of Gal
latin, Mo. It is just like an ordinary
bicycle, except that it has a remark
able third wheel. Tho latter may be
attached at a moment's notice, so as
to render tho contrivance available for
transporting the rider over the rails.
The two ordinary wheels run on one
rail while the third wheel runs on the
other rail, the guage being suitably ar
ranged. Tires for all three wheels are
provided with groovos to fit the rails.
This device being adopted, the wheel
man need not visit tho ticket agent be
fore leaving for a summer tour, but
will only have to take out an accident
policy and look out for the locomotive.
Covering Daring Sleep.
The object of warmth and coverings
during sleep is this: Nature takes
the time when one is lying' down to
givo tho heart rest, and that organ
consequently makes ten strokes less
a minuto than when ono is in an up
right position. Multiply this by sixty
minutes, and it is six hundred strokes,
therefore in eight hours spent in lying
down the heart is saved nearly five
thousand strokes, and as the heart
pumps six ounces of blood with each
stroke, it lifts thirty thousand ounces
less of blood than when one is in an
upright position. As the blood flows
so much more slowly through the
veins when one rs lying down, ono
must supply with extra coverings the
warmth usually furnished by circula
New Uso For Electricity.
It is proposed to employ the eleo
trical deposition of metallic substances
in the formation of the frames used to
mount sections of prismatic glass, so
as to unite them to form large sheets
for windows. Acoording to the Chi
cago Chronicle, the sections are
mounted loosely in frames of thin rib
bon or wire, forming tho "cathode,"
and near them, acting as the "anode,"
is a similar framework of the metal, of
which the electro-deposited frame is
to be formed. The metal is deposited
along the wires, between them and the
glass, until a complete grid or frame
is formed, which holds the portions of
glass firmly together in one piece.
Highest JPoJnt In New York.
If you want to be sure that you are
on the highest point in tho whole of
Greater New York you will find the
spot to stand on just one-quarter of a
mile east of the corner of Manor road
and Ocean Terrace and one mile south
of Castleton. It has au'elevotion of 413
feet. London'sjhigbestpointis Hamp
stead, 441 feet; that of Paris Buttes
Chaumont, 404 feet, and that of Ber
lin the Kreazberg, 300 feet-part of
this is avtifioial, however,
FCURIOUS ARIZONA POSTMASTER.
Extraordinary Affair Unearthed by .
Postoffice Inspector "Waterbury ro.
cently returned from a protracted of
ficial tour of his district, and he bringe
homo a strange story. It is reminis
cent, says the Denver Eopublicau, ol
one which Inspector Waterbury un
earthed in 1894, tho full details oi
.which, however, have never been pub
lished. His last trip, which took iu
Yuma, A. T., brought him face to face
with the noted character with which
this particular story deals, who is now
awaiting execution for wife murder.
Early in 1891 Inspector Waterbury
received instructions from tho general
po3toffice at Washington to go to Eh
renbnrg, 150 miles from Yuma, and
investigate tho condition o? thc post
office there. For eleven years not a
word had been heard from it, although
tho officials had- forwarded G?imps oc
casionally. Thc Posloffi.ee Department
issued orders which brooked of no de
lay, but no heed had been taken of
them, and the officials wanted tho
whole matter sifted.. Inspector Water
bury set out and finally reached his
destination. He did not ride on a Pull
man all the time.
Arrived at Ehrenburg, the postoffice
was not very difficult to locate. It was
one of the poorest of tho straggling
adobe huts which constituted the town
at that time. Put thc postmaster was
nowhere to bc found.
A compadre of his was met after
awhile who spoke English. "Hayzoos"
would be back in a few days, Inspec
tor Waterbury was told. Thc other
name of "Hayzoos," which in Euglish
is Jesus, was Daniel, which informa
tion it took a long timo to elicit. Thc
distance was too long and the way too
difficult to traverso to leave his mis
sion unaccomplished, so Inspector
"Waterbury sat down and awaited thc
pleasure of Jesus Daniel.
After a lapse of fivo days Jesus ar
rived at Ehrouburg in his birch-bark
cauoo. The inspector was not long in
forming his acquaintance. He told
Jesus Daniel tho purpose of his mis
sion. The Mexican gave a savage
grunt of understanding aud gruilly ac
quiesced to showing Inspector Water
bury through the post-office. Tho
examination was at onco begun.
Shutters were thrown back, doors un
bolted and tho two sat down in the
musty atmosphere. The safe was first
opened. In it Inspector Waterbury
found thirteen registered letters, most
of which were of an urgent and impor
tant nature, which had Iain there from
two to eleven years. He found some
of the people to whom the letters were
addressed and 'delivered them. Th cfo
were hundreds of letters lying about,
many of them directed to people who
had long been dead. Eut Inspector
Waterbury's great find was two com
missions from subsequent Administra
tions for men appointed to succeed
Jesus Daniel as his successor.. Ono
of these men died in ignorance of his
appointment, and the other was
kept in ignorance of it by the astute
When confronted with tho pile of
documentary evidence against his
ability or character or ignorance, or
all throe, Jesus Daniel just grunted,
which said plaiu as English could
make it: "What now, if you have
discovered it?" Inspector Waterbury
saw that there was no use in argument.
The Postmaster was of tho bruto type,
too ignorant or cunning to volunteer
or give under pressure an explana
.After the two men had left the post
office Jesus Daniel was met by some
acquaintances who greeted him cfter
their fashion. From the look of horror
which crept over thc faces of ell of
them Inspector Waterbury ventured a
remark as to what caused it.
"Ho took his wife up thc river and
drowned her, ho says," said one of
"You took your wife up the river
aud drowned her, did you?" asked tho
astounded inspector, ns ho looked at
the immobile features of tho man
"Yes, I drowned her," doggedly re
plied thc Mexican. "She was no
good any more. She got, old and sick
and ugly, and she bothered me. J.
asked her to step out of thc boat and
jet a flower for mc that was in tho
water. When she got out I pushed
lier into the river and got away quick
when I seo that sho can get up no
Seal Hunting a Brutal Iniluslry.
Seal hunting in its legitimate form
upon land is brutal beyond other in
dustries because it depends for suc
cess upon qualities that wo admire in
animals, traceability and tameness.
Attached to tho herd there is a contin
gent of youthful "bachelor" seals.
Their celibacy is enforced by thc gruff
old dogs that keep all the love-makin g
to themselves. It is the unfortunate
bachelors that are doomed to lose life
as well as love. They are not needed
in tho propagation of the species. Tho
world will not miss them dead, and
women desire their furs. Aleut In
dians, who sharo the islands with the
seals, separate a few bachelors from
the herd and drive them up thc hills,
inland. The docile creatures flop
painfully along-no movement is as
awkward as thc progress of a seal out
of water-proceeding by short rushes
and long pauses at the rate of about
half a mile au hour. In six hours they
reach a secluded "killing ground." Tho
Indians separato them into groups,
3elect tho finest animals and beat thom
to death with clubs-taking care not
to break tho furs, lest they bo nnnc
acceptnblc upon Fifth avenue.-Illus
Queen of tho Scan.
Mrs. John Strachan has proved that
she eau navigate a vessel. In Sydney,
Australia, she is known as "Queen of
the Seas" for the skill with which she
brought her husband's vessel into
port when he and all tho crew were
laid low with virulent fever. But
despite her honorary title, Mrs.
Strachan may not win the less florid,
moro practical ono of "Second Officer."
She has applied for permission to
take tho examination for a mate's
license, but it was refused her, al
though it is acknowledged that sho
knows moro about seamanship than
three-fourths of tho candidates who
are allowed to obtain licenses.
An English firm is demonstrating
the merits of leather tires for motor
cars. Tho tires aro made of a series
Of sections of leather united under
pressure, aud, in addition to having a
considerable amount of elasticity, are
stated to possess great durability.
Snfo Railroad* In Holland.
Railways in Holland are so careful
ly managed that the accidental deaths
on them average only one a year for
thc entire country.
<Jucer Restaurant Sign.
In Sweden the railway stations
where meals are served are known by
the picture of a crossed knife and fork
i/pposite the name of the station,
A Benefactress' Kind Act.
From the Evening News, Detroit, Mich,
Mrs. John Tansey, of 130 Baker Street,
Detroit, Michigan, is one of thoso women
who always know just what to do in nil
, trouble and sickness. Ono that is a met her
j to thoso in distress. To a reporter she said:
I "I am tho mother of ten callaren and
havo ralsod eight of thom. 8overal years
I ago we had a serious time with my daugh
ter, which bogan when she was about six
? teen years old. She did not have any sori
j ous illness but seemed to gradually waste
? away. Having never had any consumption
in our family, as we come of good old Irish
and Scotch stock, wo did not think it was
that. Oar doctor called the dlseoso by an
odd naroo, wbich,.ns I afterward learned,
meant lack of blood.
"It is impossible to describe tho foellng
John nnd I had as we noticed our daughter
slowly passing away from us. We Anally
found, however, a medicine that seemed to
Moat of the Time She iras Confined to Bed.
help her, and from the first wo noticed a
decided chango for tho better, and after
three months' treatment lier health was so
greatly improved you would not have re
cognized hor. Sho gained in flesh rapidly
and soon was In perfect health. The medi
cine used was Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
Palo People. I have always kept those pills
in tho houso since and have recommended
them to many people. I havo told many
mothers about them and they have effected
some wonderful cures.
"E very motlier in this land should keep
these pills in tho house, as they aro good for
many ailments, particularly thoso arising I
from impoverished or dlseasod blood, and ,
weakened nerve foreo."
Some Remarkable Records of Low Tem
The man who leaves his home for
thc Klondike with a notion that lt is
not much colder on the Yukon than
on the Columbia, will know more af
ter he has passed one winter in Alas
ka. A' few years ago the United States
coast and geodetic survey took a se
ries of weather observations on the
j Yukon, near the Klondike. The aver
age temperature for December .vas ll
below zero; for January 17 below, for
February 15 below. For five days in
February the average was 47 below
zero. For 1U8 days that winter the
thermometer remained below the
This would be trying in a land of
more sunshine. In Alaska, where in
midwinter there are about twenty
hours of darkness to four of daylight,
it is most depressing. After a while
gas and electric lights may be twink
ling in the Klondike, dispelling a part
of the darkness, but for the present,
when coal oil and candles must bo
counted as luxuries only within the
roach of tho rich, the long dark win
ters will be full of gloom.
However, there are points in the
United States whick can make an ap
proach to the Yukon record for low
temperature. At Poplar River, Mont.,
the weather bureau has a record of
63.1 degrees below zero; at Fort Ben
ton GO below, Fort Assiniboine 55.4
below, Fort Custer 47.5 below; Fort
Shaw 44.5 below, Fort Maginnis 42 be
low, Helena 40.5 below and Fort Bu
ford, North Dakota, 48.2-below.
One of the coldest and windiest
places in the United States is the
summit of Mount Washingon, in New
Hampshire. The government observa
tory there has som? startling records:
In November, 1SS4, the wind blew 12S
miles an hour. On December 19, 1SS4,
with the temperature 42.2 degrees be
low zero, the wind blew 0(5 mile3 an
hour. On January 22, 1885, with the
temperature 50 below, it blew 110
miles an hour, when frost stopped the
wind gauge. In March, ISSI, the wind
attained a velocity of V.V2 miles an
hour, and in December, the same year,
of 170 miles an hour.
The coldest inhabited point on the
globe is thought to be Werchojansk,
Siberia, with a record of 00.4 degrees
below zero. In the winter of 1885 the
temperature fell to 84.3 below zero in
February, to 77.4 below in March and
to 78.2 below in December.
The printed type, read from a cheer
ful fire, can give no conception of tho
real meaning of these figures. On the
Yukon, when the temperature falls to
40 or 50 below zero a man's breath in
cutting the frozen atmosphere creates
a roaring sound that is startling when
R. ,T. REDDING, Director.
II. C. WHITE, Vice Director and Chemist.
EXPRESS AND FREIGU1
IIB. T. J. KINO, Richmond, Va.
MY DBA li Slit -Tbl? year Ute variety tests a
I consider your variety the most distinct and wei
teated during tho loni six yours. It certainly req
in the experiment to test this point when you get
for tho printer. Yours truly,
Earliest nnd Most Prolific Impartial Test
nt tile Mississippi Experiment Station
Trnltt.1020 1b8 Dickson's.. SfiOlhs
Welborne'e. li'iO " iPcoriess.USO *.
Southern Hopo.ICM " Poterklu. m "
Duncan's.217 " iKtng'a.1270 "
Enron! i. 1 Cotton ki
Was awarded First Prize nt tho World's
and has stood the highest tests wher
ever exhibited. ?Tust received one car lond
and as tho seeds uro In such demand I ad
vise my customers to order nt once. Cash
must accompany all orders. Prices, Sl.OO
per bushel; IO hus. or more, 7/5c. Bendall
orders to AV. V. McMillan, 35 Marietta St.,
FOU SALE BV
w. v. MCMILLAN.
35 Marietta St., ATLANTA, QA.
After you have tr
other preparations, ;
?X to relieve you, then
IT WILL C
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L. GERSTLE & CO.,
NOT AFRAID OF MAN EATERS.
How Three Sandwich Islanders ^Disposed
of a Big Shark.
"The Kanakas of Honolulu," naya
a naval officer In the New York Sun,
"do not appear to be the least blt
afraid of maneaters, and they will oc
casionally tackle them single-handed,
with nothing but a long knife for a
weapon. I was attached to a gunboat
anchored in Honolulu harbor, a couple
of years ago. We were coaling ship,
preparatory to making a cruise of the
islands. The big coal lighters, loading
a hundred ton or so of coal, were load
ed at the dock and then towed to the
side of the ship. The coal was hoisted
into the bjnkers from the lighters by
men forward. Well, one of the light
ers was overloaded at the dock, and
when it was brought alongside the ship
ready to be made fa^, it began to set
tle, turned over and sank in twenty
feet of crystal-clear water, taking about
123 tons of lump steaming coal with
it. Of course, the coal didn't belong
to the ship until it was aboard of the
ship, in accordance with the terms ol
the contract, and so the coal dealer had
to stand the loss. He employed about
twenty Kanaka men to dive for the
coal and bring as many big lumps tc
the surface as they could get hold of. A
lighter was anchored beside the ship
to receive the coal thus regained from
the bottom. The Kanakas worked
without any sort of diving apparatus,
and they got eighty tons of the coal,
j too. Suspended from strings around
! their necks each had a long, sharp
knife for sharks. They'd hang over
the side of the lighter for a minute,
give a couple of twists to their legs and
after a minute of so they'd reappear at
the surface of the water with a hunk
of coal in their arms. Then they would
heave the lump into the lighter and go
"A group of officers were standing a)
the gangway, watching the men prepare
to go to work one morning after the
coal raising had been goThg on for a
couple of days, when we noticed that
there seemed to be a commotion among
the Kanakas. They began to jabber ex
citedly in their queer, musical lan
guage and to feel of the sharpness of
their knives hanging .around thc-ir
neck3. Their eyes were keener than
ours, and they had seen a maneater
asleep directly under the lighter.
Three of the Kanakas, magnificent,
giant-muscled men, the pick of tac
gang, took the strings from their
knives, grasped the knives in their
right hands, stepped over the side of
the lighter, hung to the gunwhale with
their left hands for a second or two.
and then, altogether, they gave that
queer wriggle to their legs and dis
appeared. In about five seconds hlg
bubbles began to come to the surface
of the water, and about five seconds
later the bubbles took on the hue of
" 'That settles one Kanaka, if not thc
whole thtce of them,' said we on the
gangway. But the Kanakas in the
lighter only smiled. The next thing
we saw was a gigantic shark thrashing
the water crazily on the rort side of the
lighter, and incarnadining the sea
.within a radius of fifty feet with itj
blood. Then the three Kanakas came
up, all in a bunch, like a trio of jacks
in-the-box, with contented smiles on
their bland faces. The shark thrashed
around without any eyes for five min
utes or so, and at.the end of that time
he was as dead as a salted mackerel,
the whole eighteen feet of him. The
three Kanakas had tackled him alto-,
gether' as he slept, had driven their
knives Into his vulnerable parts, and
before the maneater had a show
to pull himself together he was as gooiL,
That ErerlMtlng Irritating Ttch.
That describes Tetter. Eczema and o'"hor
sk i nd i senses. f?O cents Will cure them-stop the
itch at once. 50 cents paya for a box ot Teiter
Inontdrug stores or postpaid for 50 cents in
stamps from J. T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga.
Ambition-The feeling that you want to
do something that you can't.
Chew Star Tobacco-The Best
Smoke S led RC Cigarettes.
Ignorance-Sometimes it's bliss, and some
times it's blisters.
Oh, W h nt Splendid Coffee.
Mr. Goodman, Williams. Co., III., writo3:
"From one package Saber's German Coffee
Berry costing 15c I grew 300 lbs. of better
coffeo than I cnn buy in stores at 30 cents a
lb." A. c. 7
A package of this coffee and big seed and
plant catalogue is sent you by John A.
Balzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., upon re
ceipt of 15 cents stamps and this notice.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, rei!tires in (lamina
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic, ?'ic. a bottle.
Piso'fl Cure cured me of a Throat and Lung
trouble of three years' standing.-E. CADY,
Huntington, Ind., Nov. li, ism.
HUGH K. STATINES, Horticulturist.
J. RC. KIMI!ROUGH, Agriculturist.
H. ,i. WING, Dairyman.
.' OFFICE, GRIFFIN', GA.
EXPERIMENT, CA., January 12.1897.
how Kind's Improved at tho very top of tho list.
I marked, and most constant of nil that I have
liiires closer planting, aud you will be Interested
a copy of Bulletin No. 31, now being prepared
K.ef. REDDING, Director.
TO COTTON PLANTERS.
For sis years past my Cotton has stood at tho
front as the earliest and mont productiva
Cotton grown in this country. My claims aro
not hilo boasts, btu every statement I make is
backed by Official State ICeports from various
State Experiment farms.
Everyone must know that the tests aro fair
and absolutely Impartial, and they show boyond
any doubt that under snmo conditions of soil,
climate and cultivation, my King's Improved
Cotton will make nn average of C4 por rent,
moro than tho other Improved Cottons. What
does this mean?
Whore you now make five bales of Cotton, by
planting my seed you will make from seven to
ten hales-heneo tho two to Ave bales aro extra
money, at no extra expense, save tho ccsc of a
You don't bell evo what you seo in print?
Common sense should toll you that what 1 state
here aro plain facts, because 1 simply ro-stato
that which has been sent out by Officials, who
lind no axe to grind, and who did not know mc
Enough seed to plant aero will cost you only a
little and surely thc money will be well spent.
led Doctors and all
and they have failed
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