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PETS OF ONE HOUSEHOLD.
Among Them is a Shetland Pony That
Has the Run of the House.
Billie Johnson is the only pony in
the world who is a household pet. Bil
lie ls an i nported Shetland pony which
henry D. Johnson of Sou.a Bend, Ind.,
bought fifteen years ago for his son
Harry, wnen me latter was a baby.
Billie now boasts of seventeen years,
but he is as frolicsome as a colt. He
has all the privileges usually enjoyed
by a favorite hound, except that he has
never warmed himself by the fircsiae
or slept on the spare bed. But Billie
comes into the house, prancing gayly
up seven stairs, the click of his small
hoofs being like hail on a garret roof.
Naturally he is the banner member
of the circus troupe which holds high
carnival in the children's bedroom, it
is their chief recreation in stormy
weather, and the pony, dog3, cats, pig
eons and babies furnish a fascinating
As Billie is only forty-eight inches
high, he easily stands or sits on an or
dinary chair, with his front feet dang
ling against his breast like the hands
of a lackadaisical lady, kisses his mas
ter, and plays the corpse to perfection.
When the babies are in the basket sad
dle he steps softly, evidently appreci
ating the helplessness of his precious
load. But when the older boys get up
on his back he jumps, kicks and frolics
*V.ke a stiff-legged broncho, enjoying
the fun as keenly as his riders. He
readily becomes the foundation of an
animal pyramid, lying flat on the
ground, while Slr Eldrld, a splendid St.
Bernard, lies atop of him. The cap
stones are Penny and Dot, two tiny
blooded black and tans, weighing
twenty-five ounces each. Billie and Sir
Eldrld sleep In the same stall, and
when turned out in the same pasture
the two frolic together like playful
Mr. Johnson has a passion for pets,
and raised the famous St. Bernard
Major McKinley, me largest dog ever
known, which was owned by Gon. Jo
seph Torrence of Chicngo. He keeps
a large flock of homing pigeons, some
of which have flown 500 miles.
During Mr. Johnson's recent Illness
in a Chicago hospital two of the pig
eons were kept busy bnuging messages
from the invalid. They made the night
of eighty-six miles in an hour and fif
teen minutes. When he first took the
pair to Chicago, the male bird was five
hours and a half returning home and
his mate only a little over an hour,
which was considered strange, as he
was the faster bird. Mr. Johnson
watched him the next time he was set
free, and saw him circle for about ten
minutes and then come back to a
neighboring chimney and run his Lead
up and down as birds do when ioohin
for something. Mr. Johnson tuen
knew that he was waiting for his com
panion. Mr. Johnson's sons are away
at school and have a cage of pigeons
with them. It is a very sweet and sen
timental fashion of sending letters,
and although Mr. Johnson's private
messengers distance Uncle Sam in
speed they do not pose as competitors
In the United States mail service.-In
"Are your folks keeping Lent very
strictly this year?"
"I should say so. They have had
the dressmaker every day for two
weeks, and are now getting ready to
clean the house, "
The Twentieth Century.
Jst, 1901, ?nd end -with 2000. Feoplo did not
begin to reckon time from A. D. 1, but waited
until about tho 550th year of tho Christian era.
Pooplo who begin to take thc? gront honlth
restorative Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, Im
mediately aftor the first outbreak of dyspepsia,
malaria, rheumatism, constipation, nervous
ness or kidney trouble will date their cure lm
medlatuly from thon.
Boll lamp burners once In six weeks In strong
soda water and they will burn much tho better.
Lamp wicks got dirty and will give a bettor
light If occasionally heated to a bull in soda
To Cure a Cold In One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund money if it fails tocure. -'6c.
People Aery ofton talk of breaklug tim leo.
but it would certainly requin; a powerful flight
of the Imagination to think of breaking the
Enanty Is Blood Deep.
Clean bloc J means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascarets, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
Btirring up the lazy liver and driving all ?nv
Surities from thc bodv. Begin to day to
anish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Casca re ts,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c.
The year 1S9S ls me timo appointed for tho
return "of a number of periodic comets.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot uo cured by
Hall's Catarrh Curo.
F. J. CHENEY & Co . Props.. Toledo. ().
We, the undersigned, have known K.J. Che
nay for tho last 15 years. at:d believe him per
fectly honorable In all business transactions
and financially able to carry out any obliga
tion made by their firm.
WEST & TRVAX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo,
WALBING. KINNAX & MAUVIX, Wholesale Drug
gist*. Toledo. Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, act
ing directly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of tho svstem. Price, T5c per bottle. Sold
by all Druggists. Testimonials freo.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
ST.VITUS' DANCE. SPASMS nnd all nerv
ouaeliseases permanently cured by thc use of
Dr Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. Send for
F'?EE S1.00 trial bottle and treatise to Dr.
R. H. Kline, Ltd., 901 Arch Street, Phila.. Pa.
I have found Plso'a Curo for Consumption
an unfailing medicine.-P. H. L?TZ, 1303 Scott
St., Covington, Ky., Oct. 1, 1894.
The municipal council of France has ordered
Its proceedings to bo reported by phonograph.
Ed neat o Tour Bowels With Cascare, ts.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c, 25c. If C. C. C. fall, druggists refund monej.
In 1697 Missouri produced 1C7.OOO.0O0 bushels
of corn and 9,400,000 bushels of wheat.
How Are You
, This Spring?
Can't get rested?
Tortured with bolls, humors?
That ls &ot strange. Impurities havo
been accumulating in your blood during
Winter and lt has becomo Impoverished.
This is the experience of most people.
Therefore they take Hood's Sarsaparilla
to purify their blood ia spring.
"My daughter was run down and tired
while in school, and I have been giving
her Hood's Sarsaparilla, which lins puri
fied her blood and built her up, and she is
now getting well and strong. I have taken
Hood's Sarsaparilla mysolf with oxcellent
results, and whenever we have any littlo
ailment we resort to this medicine. It
keeps mo in good health and good spirits,
and makes mo feel younger. My husbaud
has boen taking Hood's Pills, and says ho
never found ?Dy ho liked ns well." MES.
JZNWIE PFAnzonAP, 424 "SYnrrca Street,
New York, N. Y. Remember
Is America's Greatest Medicine. Sold by
all druggists. SI; six for $5. Got only Hood's.
Unnrl c Pills aro ONLT I>iUs to take
nOOQ & rill? with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
and Liquor Habit cured in
IO to 20 days. No pay till
cured. Dr. j. L.Stephans,
Dept. A, Lebanon, Ohio.
mm Wmt Ait ubE TAILS. _
Bast Cough Syrup. Tastes Cooii. Usc Pg]
. n tltnp. Ro!rf hr dr
OU? BUDGET OF HUMOR
.AUGHTER-P??OVOKING STORIES FOR
LOVERS OF FUN.
[Tnibrtunntc-At tho Farce Comedy-Wo
man Against Woman-Takes It '"rom
Him-Comparison?-Cause For Anger
And to Think Uo Missed It, Etc.,. lite.
Though every man upon tho earth.
Has troubles of his own,
Few have nnough to make them leavo
The other chap's alone.
At tho Farce Comedy.
She-"I don't understand what thc
detective is supposed to bo doing."
He-"I guess he's looking for the
Takes It From Him.
"1 tbink'the baby takes its thick,
suit of hair from its father."
"Perhaps that's -why its father
hasn't auy."-New York Journal.
Womnn Against Woman.
"Oh! she's a selfish thing!"
"Why, I believe she's selfish enough
to wear spikes in her shoes at a bar
Not a Substitute.
"Words of cheer arc bright jewels
along one'3 pathway."
"That's all right, but just wait un
til you run upon a girl who is expect
ing a diamond ring." - Chicago
Took It as an Insult.
He knew what they always say, so
hs thought ho would forestall her.
"I suppose you've never been kissed
by a man before," ho said.
"Do I look as homely as all that?"
she demanded, haughtily.-Chicago
"Yes," said Miss Sniggins, "I had
an uncle who was shut up in Paris at
the time of the siege."
"Pouf!" replied Miss Nebley,
"that's nothing. One of ray cousins
has been in the Klondike ail winter."
On Legible Prescriptions.
Jones-Brown - "I nee there's a
movement on foot to compel physi
cians to write their prescriptions legi
Browne-Smith-"That'll kill medi
cine. If people can read the stuff
they've got to tako they won't take it."
-New York Journal.
Ills Family Tree.
He had been boasting of his family
tree, and Miss Gayer ne interrupted
with the iuquiry:
"Isn't it something like tho or
"lu what respect?"
"All branches and no roots.' -
Getting; at tho Facts.
Stranger (in Arizona)-"But when
you lynch a man so hurriedly isn't
there great danger of making a mis
Bronco Pote-"Not the least in the
world, stranger; yer cau't make no
great mistake lynching anybody in dis
Tko Age or Candor.
The age of candor had now come.
"BTevo me, sir," cxclaitnod tho
fortuno huntor ardently, "I was drawu
to you from ihe moment we first mot!
Be, oh, be ray father-in-law!"
"Pvealiy," faltered the millionaire,
c?stTag his eyc3 shyly down, "you
must ask my daughter."-Detroit
Mr. Asb?ry Poppers.
"I pity tho poor sailors in the
winter," said the sentimental boarder.
"Theirs is a dog's life."
"Exactly," said Asbury Peppers.
"They go from one barl" to another."
The landlady's hush td wanted to
say something about "bays," but his
wife's eyes was on him.-Cincinnati
Cause For Anger.
"The two-headed girl scorns to be
mad about something," suggested the
visitor t ) tho museum.
"Yes,'' replied thc manager care
lessly. "The human ostrich has been
making love to ono of her heads, and
he just made a mistake and kissed the
wrong one. Naturally the other is
"Ifs an 111 Wind." Etc.
Sho started from her sleep with a
"There arc burglars in the house!"
In her joy she could not forbear to
awaken her husband, and teii him hov/,
at last, thero was a likelihood that a
full list of their jewelry and plate
would get into the newspapers.-De
Tho Dark Side.
In the silent watches of tho night
they could plainly hear mufiied foot
steps ia the dining room.
"Burglars!" he exclaimed, and
covered up his head.
"Oh, Henry," she sighed, "I wish
I had your faculty for looking at the
bright side of things! I'm sure it's
that Jones womau come to get my
cook away from me!"
A Hopeless Case.
"George, dear, " said Mrs. McBride,
as she led her husband into the par
lor, "I want to show you my new
lamp shade, but I am really afraid
I've made a mistake. Don't you think
that the orange color in it kills the
effect of the rest of the decorations?"
"No," replied Mr. McBride, after a
critical survey of the lamp shade and
the room, "I am very sorry to say that
it doesn't."-Town Topics.
And to Think He Missed lt.
"How -was tho score?" asked Tom
my, who was sick, of bib father, who
had been to see the hockey game.
"Seven black eyes, half a score of
bloody noses, a broken arm, and a
missing car for the high school boys,
two broken shins, eight scalp wounds
and five teeth knocked out for the
"Great game!" sighed Tommy,
faintly.-Detroit Free Press.
Marble Valise For a Tombstone.
An odd tombstone has been placed
in a cemetery iu Lincoln, Neb. It
marks tho grave of James Jacobs, a
butcher, who died in 1891. Tho de
ceased was of a roving disposition, so
his father had a valise modelled in
marblo and placed on the gravo. Tho
inscription, in addition to the name,
date of birth and death, is "Here is
Where He Stopped Last. "
French Widows and Tobacco.
Franco has a singular mode of re
warding the widows and orphans of
public men by eouferring upon them
tobacco shops. Last year 2G1 con
cessions of the kind were made, among
the recipients being Mme. Jules
Simon, v idow of tho onunent political
D ELIVERIN5 LETTERS ON STILTS.
Fostuvon Who Are Compelled to Adopt
T?iis Method of Locomotion.
The modern postman has been
mounted on ti bicycle, has been given
H horse to ride, sometimes a horso
draws him about, but the queerest of
all methods of locomotion of postmen
is that Avhich is utilized in France,
where men of letters-and papers
move about on stilts.
It is not meant that all the French
postmen make their rounds in this
fashion. Only those who servo the
country and the postoffico officials
thxo"Th the great stretch of laud that
licB oetween Bordeaux and Bayonno
are so distinguished. All this laud is
.covered by a growth of gorse and
broom which makes walking a very diffi
cult matter. The postmen, however,
have found that thero is a way to ren
der it much easier for themselves and
that is by taking stilts.
To walk about in this fashion is not
a3 easy as Avalking on one's feet in the
ordinary way. Thc stilts are fastened
to the feet of the postmen, and aro not
unlike those with which the small boy
makes annual detours. To stand still
any length of time on them is of course
impossible without support, and so a
pole is carried, in much the same way
that the yeoman once lugged about his
quarter staff. On this pole the post
man leans when he wishes to rest, and
in this way manages to get alon^g very
There is another proposition to faco
when winter comes, as of necessity
the stilts sink deeply into the snow,
and this makes walking a very diffi
cult matter. This tho genius of tho
postman has proved .sufficient to over
come. Ho accomplishes his under
taking with the aid of a thin wooden
skate, with which ho skimn along tho
surface of tho snow and ice without
sinking at all. It is by no means an
easy matter to balance ono's self tied
to tho knees. "What then must bo tho
effort of skating on stilts?
? This French postman makes re
markable speed as he shuffles and
glides about from one place to anoth
er. Oftentimes the route which one
man has to travel on foot in this fash
ion includes moro territory than
Greater New York possrsses. Tho ,
skates, therefore, iustoad of bciu? a
hindrance and a danger, really mike
this work easier, and the postman in
tho Laudes, as this queer tract of
country is called, rejoices at the com
ing of winter, for ho realizes that his I
task will become a cons xlerablc per- j
Ciad iu his capote, or sheepskin
cloik. he scurries about over the conn- j
try until he has been everywhere that j
hi3 duty calls him. Sometimes post- !
men of a neighboring territory meet
him and challenge his lleetness, the
result being a tourney.
Many of the postmen who follow
this method of transportation arc said
to make as f?|?/l time as most ?jcopla
would with n\iorse and buggy.
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Occupation is thc scythe of time.
Sorrow's best antidote is employ
The way to bo nothing is to do
Everyone can master a grief but he
that hath it.-Shakespeare.
When a man is wrong and won't ad
mit it ho always gets angry.-Hali
What do we live for if it is not to
makes lifo less difficult to each other?
. Thero is as much greatness pf mind
in acknowledging a good turn as in
Tho joys wo expect are not so
bright, nor the troubles so dark as wo
fancy they will be.-Charles l?eade.
Our youth and our manhood are
due to our country, but our declining
years aro due to ourselves.-Pliny. j
There is no policy like politeness,
since a good manner often succeeds t
where the bast tongue has failed.
As riches and favor forsake a man
wo discover him to bo a fool, but no
body could lind it out in his prosper
Every man i.^ his own ancestor, and
every man is hir, own heir. Ho de
vises his own future and he. inherits
his own past.-H. P. Helge.
A Queer Oise.*
Ten miles west cf Aurora, Ind.,
making her homo with her mother on
a small farm, lives Lizzie Windhorst,
aged thirty. About five years ago she
experienced a most singular dream in
which her dpath ou a certain day was
foretold. She related her dream to
relatives and persisted in regarding it
as a revelation of her approaching i
death. As thc time was near at baud J
she prepared her burial clothes, then
took to her bed and awaited the dis
solution, which she believed would
take place ou tho 14th of the month.
The 14th passed and she still lives.
Her friends tried to persuade her that
sho was not going to die, but she in
sisted that she was, and said it would
occur on the 14th of the next month.
She continued to lie in bed prepared
for the end. Another 14th passed and
sho insisted that it would bo tho next.
Sho has refused to leave her bed.
Her faith in the revelation is not, how
over, shaken in the least, and she re
fuses to leave her bed for even an
hour. She has prepared all of her
shroud for burial while lying in bed,
and numberless times has Mrs. Cart
wright, a kind neighbor, washed and
ironed tho gavment to humor the poor
girl. Four times sho has worked it
over, but still the faith in the dream
is unshaken. She is seemingly very
rational on every other subject, but
any allusion to her revelation irritates
her and sho suffers physical pain.
Her relatives and friends have at last
decided to let her have her own way,
fearing that excitement might kill her.
Her malady is considered monomania.
The "Leako Dole ol Bread."
The most curious charity in New
York, and one which savors of medi
eval times, is, perhaps, tho ono
known as the "Leako Dolo of Bread."
For over ono hundred years a weekly
distribution of bread has taken place
at St. John's Chapel, Varick street,
ono of the Trinity parish churches.
John Leake, who was ono of the
founders of tho Leake and Watts
Home for Children, left $5000, tho in
terest to be spent in purchasing b ?ad
for poor women. This buys about
four thousand loaves of bread a week.
-Nev/ York Tribune.
mexico Bich In Precious Stones.
Mexico is richly endowed with
precious stones. The opals of Quere
taro, San Juan del Bio, and Tequis
quapau are famous for their changing
fires. They are found in crusts on the
calcareous rocks, which aro easy to
work, and also in the granite, which
has to be blasted, and this often
breaks the gems. The opal beds r.vo
aro seldom move thau ten pr twelve
ftot bolow tho surface,
I GOOD ROADS NOTES. 1
Good Roads in Maryland.
It Las required much demonstratio
to convince the Maryland.farmersth?
good roads aro a profitable investment
Tho work of tho agricultural exper:
ment stations in this regard has bee
invaluable. Experiments with broa
and narrow tires conducted nuder th
eyes of the farmers have definite!
shown the folly of maintaining th
present system of small-tired wheels
as long as tho roads are indifferent o
positively had in quality. There ar
two points from which to view the re
la.ti0nsb.ip between the tires.and th
quality of thc road. The experiment
have shown first that as long as th
roads are in poor condition, subject t
much moisture and thereby liable t
become heavy and muddy at short no
tics, tho use of the narrow tire is<n
positive kindraooe; It requires mor
power to haul a wagon so eqnipped
for thc tire sinks deop into the ma
terial of the road and thus forms fo
itself a constant obstruction that mus
bc overcome. But the broad tire ha
a uso other and indeed better thai
that of minimizing the labor an<
therefore tho cost, of hauling. It cure
the bad conditions that have beei
largely caused by tho narrow tire
serving as a compressor and gradually
compacting the material and greatly
improving its condition. Thus th<
use of tho bread tire means a doubl?
gain. It saves in the cost of hauling
by permitting heavier loads to bi
hauled by the same agencies and ir
less time, and it saves, too, in the cosl
of road making nud iu repairing. Ii
is believed that if all road users conic
be persuaded to change the tires oi
their draft vehicles, especially in thc
districts where bad roads aro tho ral?:
rather than the exception, the ultimate
cost of bringing the country thorough
fares np to a modern standard would
within a very short time beso low thal
the most comprehensive road improve
ment laws could be passed withoul
difficulty, The present movement in
Marylaud is concentrated in an effbrl
to secure the enactment by the Legis
lature of certain pending bills thataim
at thc construction of good roads bv
authorizing the people to bond them
selves for this purpose. In some
States much has been done by grant
ing exemptions from road taxes to
those road users who have adopted the
broad tires and likewise to those who
have adjusted their vehicles so that
tho front and rear wheels will not
"track." thus minimizing tho chances
of wearing the surface of the road. It
I has been found that with broad tires
in usc the amount of surfacing iud
I terial needed is comparatively small.
I -"Washington Star.
Steel Country Hoads.
The steel country roads, with which
the United States department of agricul
ture is experimenting, will practically
, bo constructed as follows: Tho pres
ent desigu calls for au inverted trough
shaped steel rail, with a slightly raised
j head on the inside, aud an 8-inch tread
? and 7-lC-iuch thick. These rails
would bc bedded in gravel laid in well
drained trenches, and tho rails would
bo lied together at thc ends and at the
middle. On.grades tho rails would
ba indented slightly to prevent .the
horses slipping on thc rails; the joints
would be made stronger than the rail
to prevent "low joints," and to prev
I cut tho formation of ruts alongside
the rails each joint would- form a "re
mount" ipr v tho ? ?wheels; . The, ?>'d
vantage claimed' for^?fiese steel Vcjads
is tho reduction in traction from forty
1 pounds per ton on macadam to eight
pounds on tho steel rails. ..' The
materials for the heavier class of steel
roads of this design will cost about
33,500 per milo in small quantities.
1 The amount of material required is
less than 100 tons per mile, and long
- lines could probably be built for
32000" per mile. Tho lighter type of
road only requires 50 tons per mile
and wonld cost about $1000 per nule.
These prices are exclusive of grading
Tho average difference between rails
and billets for Iho r-ix years, 1891 to
1R9?J, inclusive, was $0.72. The
figures for tho three years 1888, 1889
and lS'JO showed that thc rails could
bc sold at an average of loss than $1 a
ton above the price ol billets, leaving,
say, $5.72 per ton as the average extra
profit which tho pool enabled the
steel-rail men to make. As during
these six years their sales were in tho
neighborhood of 7,590,000 tons, this
represents a profit of $';0,O00,00O;
Cou?:ry Doctora ami Bad Honda.
Thc condition of country roads
affects the rural doctor perhaps quite
r.s much as anybody, especially as his
diiticri compel him to use them pretty
constantly, no matter what shape they
may happen to be m. A Blooming
ton paper says that a physician in a
small illinois town has had life made a
burden to him by tho roads over, or
rather through, which he has had to
travo!. "In some places tho mud is
actually a foot-and-a-half deep. It is
at times almost impossible for a horse
to get through it. Yet he has calls
to nmkf! a distance of ten miles or
mora over that kind of roads. Re
cently he was on a good horse gallop
ing through the mud, in spite of the
fact that, at every jump the horse
went over his ankles,-when the horse
slipped and fell. Tho doctor was
thrown bodily over a ditch of water,
while tho horse went into the ditch
head first. The soft ground let both
rider and horse escape unhurt, 'mt
they were both so covered with mud
that it was impossible to tell what
color they were. Tho doctor had on a
waterproof and did not got wet. He
caught the horse, mounted and went
on. IL was not an unusual occurrence.
A Good Hoad maker.
Edwin McIntyre, who lives a her
mit lifo in tb o houso near Warren
whore Dr. Pilton E. Baker was shot,
has a queer hobby. One of the pret
tiest and best pieces of road in Maine
passes in front of his retreat. It has
been built by Mr. McIntyre, who for
the past twenty-three years has been
picking up the stones and rocks near
his home and pounding them into
pebbles, which he has put in the
highway. In twenty-three years'
time he has pounded 900,000 stones
and made them ready for road ~use.
The town authorities, recognizing the
value of tho work, for years have com
pensated tho mau by giving him hie
road tax. He estimates that he has
placed on tho road twenty cords of
these manufactured stones. Other
towns might envy Warren such a faith
ful road' builder. -Rockland (Me.)
Toll roads have beon largely abol
ished in Indiana.
With bad roads farmers are depen
dent on the weather; with good high
ways they would be independent of ir..
This is tho season of the year to
watch thc roads. A road that in
genuinely good is. flt for ftftffi,g at all j
serons.- v - . > \?
A Good Roads Lcagne lias been
formed in Colorado, and is actively
agitating highAvay improvement needs,
means and methods.
A sample piece of five hundred feet
of steel roadway, tho plates being laid
on cement, is to bo put down on the
Brecksville road near Cleveland.
Over fivo thousand citizens signed
a petition for better street paving and
repair, and presented it to tho Ma/or
and Board of Publio Works of Denver.
. To keep down the cost of repairing
macadamized roads a3 low as possible,
they must receive constant attention,
and all ruts aud depressions be filled
up as soon as they appear. 1
Sweep off tho mud and dust as fast
as they are formed, and fill np the rut.:
and bad places with new materials an
soon as they appear, are all (hat is
necessary in order to ensure good
roads all the time.
A farmhouse near Osnabnrg, Ohio,
?took fire the other night, and burned
down, because no engines could reach
it.on account of the condition of tho
roads. An old mau, who was alono
in it, perished in the flames.
Removal of ruts from tba highways,
says Governor Mount, of Indiana,
will be tho initiative step in getting
out of the ruts in the methods of our
farming, and bring farm lifo to a
higher plane of intelligent progress.
rh?linT Before Sleeping.
A short time since physicians held
the eating of food immediately before
retiring almost a crime. The old
theory is quite exploded. Ono me li
cal journal, iii commenting on the sub
jer i recently, said that while it is not
good, as a matter of fact, to go to bed
with the stomach so loaded that the
undigested food will render ono rest
less, still something of a light, palat
able nature in the stomach is one of
tho best aids'to quietude and rest.
The process of digestion goes on in sleep
with as much regularity as when one
is taking violent exercise to aid it, and
so something in the stomach is very
desirable for tho night's rest. Some
physicians have declared, indeed, that
a good deal of the prevalent insomnia
is the result of an unconscious craving
of thc stomach for food in persons who
have been unduly frightened by the
opinion that they must not eat before
going to bed, or who have, like many
nervous women, been keeping them
selves in a state of semi-starvation.
Nothing is moro agreeable ou retiring ?
for tho night than to take a bowl of
hot broth, like oatmeal gruel, or some
good, nourishing soup. It is a posi
tivo aid to nervous people, and induces
poaceful slumbers. This is especially
tho caso during cold winter nights,
when tho stomach craves warmth as
much as .my other part of tho body.
Even a glass of hot milk is grateful to
tho palate on such occasions, but a
bowl of light, well-cooked gruel is bet
ter, and during the cold months of
winter should bo the retiring food of
evory woman who feels, as many do,
the need of food at night.-New York
J'rldo and Groom babels.
Tho corner room on tho second
floor of tho hotel had just been re
fitted, renumbered and rechristened
when tho clerk sent a very sedate aud
unobtrusive married 'pair ivp to oc
"Why, this is rather olaborato, isu'-t
it?" said the man.
And it was-tapestry on thc walls,
velvet carpets, an elaborate brass bed
stead, funituro of real mahogany and
"This is tho bridal chamber," said
Buttons 10, who had ushered them
"Why, how did you know?" gasped
tho woman. The mau scowled. But
tons 10 laughed aud ran out. He re
turned with two rolls of shawls nnd
water proofs that simply dripped rice.
They were bound in white ribbon
and bore a big placard on tho side,
"Mr and Mrs. Cummings, Chicago.
The bride broke down and wept
she had carried tho bag a long dis
tance, it seems. Later as the trunks
began to tumble in before the blue
jacketed porters there appeared moro
white ribbons aud more pla?aids.
One trunk bore thc legend on four
sides and tho top-and the bride
stood up iii her wrath and showed
tho spirit that was in her. "That
comes of playing tricks. Frank said
that he would pay you for covering
their carriage with white when he was
married-and i:ow he has done
done it!"-Chicago Chronicle
What thc Fox Should Ilav.i Sahl.
"No," said the mau with tho large
head, "I can't say that I think very
much of tho fox iu the old fable of
'Thc Fox and the Grapes.' It is re
corded of him that after trying to get
the grapes by every way that his in
genuity could suggest he finally
turned up his nose and said, 'Oh, I
don't care! they're sour anyway.'
"Now, if that fox had any really
commendable wisdom in his triangular
skull he would have looked at the
grapes blandly, and then have an
nounced to the world that they were
sweet, but that sweets didn't agree
with him; that owing to the condition
of his stomach ho considered it inad
visable to eat anything containing
saccharine matter, and that, besides, a
properly philosophical fox believed in
self-denial and iu taking things that
were easily at his disposal, instead of
trying to climb a trellis to secure at
tractive but deleterious grapes.
"If.he had done that, instead of be
ing tho laughing stock of succeeding
generations, ho would have stood a
good chauce of being appointed pro
fessor of philosophy in a subsidized
university, and of living on yellow
legged chickens for tho rest of his
Egypt's population, according to tho
census taken last June, is 9,700,000,
more than double the population in
1846. The foreign residents aro 112,
000; of these 3S.000 aro Greeks, 24,
500 Italians, 10,500 Britishers, includ
ing tho army of occupation, and 14,
000 French subjects, including Alger
ians and Tunisians. Twelve por'cent,
of the native males can read and
write; tho other Egyptians ave illitcr- '
ate. Cairo has 570,000 inhabitants,
Alexandria 320,000, Port Said 42,000
and Suez 17,000.
Seven 'Wonders of the World.
It may be that our readers have
never seen tho following lines, in which
nre enumerated the seven wonders of
"The pyramids first, whick in Egypt were
Next Babylon's gardens for Amytis made: (
Tuen Mausolus'tomb of affection and guilt:
Fourth, the tomple of Dian, in Ephesus-' ,
Tho Colossus of Rhodes, oast in brass, to j
Sixth, Jupiter's statuo hy Phidias douo;
Tho Pharos of Egypt, last wonder of old,
Or palace of Cyrus, cemented with gold."
The Horse Xcxt to Camel.
The horse will livo twenty-five
da^'without foe-'.!, merely drinking
The Can BO of Dyspepsia.
From the Itepublioan, Scranton, Penna.
Tho prlmnry canso of dyspopsla ls lack o?
Vitality; tho absence of nerve force; the loss
of the life-sustaining elements of the blood.
No organ can properly perform its func
tion when the source of nutriment fails.
When tho stomaoh ls robbed of the nourish
ment demanded hy nature, assimilation
censos, unnatural gasos aro generated; tho
entire systom responds to the discord.
A practical illustration of tho symptoms
and torturo of dyspopsla is furnished by
tho case of Joseph T. Vandyke, 410 Hickory
St., Scranton, Pn.
In telling his storv, Mr. Vandyke says:
"Fivo yoars ago ? was afilloted with a
tronblo of tho stomach,
wi) ich was very aggravat
ing. I had no appetite,
could not cDjoy myself at
any time, and especially I
was the trouble severe
whon I nwolce in the morn
i .'flt. I did not know what
tho ailment was, but lt be
came steadily worse and I
was lu constant misery.
"I called in my family
physician, and he diag
nosed the enso as catarrh
of tho stomach. Ho pre
scribed for me and I had
his prescription filled. I In Misery.
took noarly all of tho medicine, but still
tli3 trouble became worse, and I felt that
my condition was hopeless. I tried several
remedies recommended by my friends but
without benefit. Aftor I had,boen sufforing
Bovoral months, Thomas Campbell, also a
resident of this city, urged mo to try Dr.
Williams' Tink Pills for Palo People.
"Ho finally persuadod mo to buy a box
and I began to uso tho pills according to
directions. Boforo I had taken the second
box I began to feel relieved, and after tak
ing a few moro boxes, I consldored myself
restored to health. Tho pills gave me now
lifo, strongth, ambition and happiness."
Dr. Williams' Tink Pills euro dyspepsia
by rostorlug to tho blood tho requisito con
stituents of lifo, by roaowlng the norvo
forco and onabllng "the stomach to prompt
ly and properly assimilate the food. These
pills aro a specific for air diseases having
their origination in impoverished blood or
disordered norves. They contain every
elomont roquisite to general nutrition, to
restore strongth to the weak, good health
to the alliug. _
Millions of Fresh Eggs.
Collecting eggs from gravid fish and
cru3tacr . for propagation, as carried
.Dn pr '.ally by the United States
Fish f -nis3ion in 1SS0, shows re
sults t differ in some respects from
the th tical figures reached by cal
cul?t i o
The ! :ber of healthy eggs actually
obtain? was: Sixty-four landlocked
salmon, "J.000 eggs; 4 landlocked sa\
mcn,11,000 eggs; 15 landlocked salmon
2,500 eggs; 5 landlocked salmon, 0,400
eggs; li brook trout, 00,000 eggs; 119
brook trout, 40,000 eggs; 130 brook
trout, G0.000 eggs; 232 brook trout,
108,000 eggs; 00 golden trout, 34,000
eggs. This shows how great thc varia
tions arc m practice, where the condi
tion of fish enters into the problem.
Proof of the perfection to which fish
egg hatching has been brought lies in
results which show that of 200,350 At
lantic salmon eggs 200,109 were
Codfish in actual work, yielded an
average of 170,000 egga each; flounders
yielded 11,008,000 eggs to 44 fish, and
5,909 lobsters gave 90,000,000 eggs. One
blackfish weighing 0% pounds pro
duced 1,142,024 eggs. Others averaged
about 150,000 each.
hv/TV TO LIQTJIii THE ATMOSPHB
"I regard this discovery as the greac
est scientific feat since the X-rays, '
were the "remarks of Prof. Peckham,
as he proved to his pupils by practical
demonstration how to convert air into
a pure liquid.
Thc experiments were given in a lec
ture room at Adelphi Couege, Brook
lyn. Tho discovery .of tho liquification
was made by T. C. Tripler, a wealthy
scientist, who follows experiments as
a matter of pleasure. .Tne liquification
ls produced by freezing air at a tem
perature of 350 degrees below zero.
His Own Logic Turned Against Him.
A North-of-England paper of Liber
al tendencies tells with great gusto,
the following story of a military Tory
candidate for Parliament who was ad
dressing a meeting of voters in an Eng
lish village at a by-election which took
place toward the end of 1S92. The can
didate was known to be strongly in fa
vor of flogging in ^ne army, and this
was being wicd against him with dam
aging effect. Defending himself, the
orator urged that no necessary dis
grace attached to being Hogged.
"Why," cried he, "I was flogged my
self once aDd it was for telling the
".-vnd it cured 'ee, r.aw doubt."
said a rustic in the meeting.
"linville: obtained a box of TfiTTKKIKS of
Hunter * Wright, of Louisville. 6a.. which 1
i.sed on a case ot 1 tc-liipiles of llvo yens'
s anding. 1 spent 630 lor different kinds of
remedies and the ?Mil of decors, nil for no
Koi d, nulli I Rot the TKTTKIMNK. I nm now ?ell.
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In Hungary whisky ls distilled from turnips,
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To Curo Constipation "Forever.
Taite Cascareis Candy Cathartic. 10c or 25c.
If C. C. C. fall to cure, druggists refund money.
Somo pooplo aro so Illogical thiit oven tho
climate does not agreo with them.
Lyon & Co's Pick Leaf
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DWARP LIFE IN AFRICA.
African dwarfs, writes oi them as fol
lows in the Independent:
Most of these people are smaller
than their Bakoko and Mabeya neigh
bors, but not a-., as the dwarf women
are sometimes married into these
tribes. They deserve the name dwarf
more from the similarity of their hab
its to the true dwarf further Inland.
They live a wandering, Indianlike life,
hunting. They hav* nets 120 feet long
and three or four feet high, a number
of which they stretch across the bush,
and the men, women and cniiuren
drive the game into these nets. They
are experts in trapping, too. They do
not stay in one place long enough to
plant, so they trade their game to
their agricultural neighbors for veg
etable food. These Mabeya head men
have a certain kind of ownership over
them, sometimes furnishing them'with
powder and guns and nets, and a very
little cloth, for their game during tne
time they are in that community. When
not successful in the hunt tht.T must
depend upon the wild plants, nuts,
honey, which they know so well how
to find, -hey often have a feast and
more often a famine.
Their sheds are from 15 to 50 feet
long, the leaf roof touching the ground
on the siue and being about four and a
half feet high cn the other side. When
there are high trees the roofs are made
of the bark of one, four or rive feet in
diameter, and often do not have time
to crack and leak before the dwarfs
want to move. Under these sheds aro
the pole beds, supported by forked
sticks four or five inches from the
ground. There is a space left for a fire
between every two beds. If they have
any boxes or small tin t units, .aey
; keep them hid In the bush; there is
no.hing to be seen unless they have a
pot or bowl or basket, a net or gun,
or a native ax; no man is rich enough
to possess all of these. T tey can move
all of their possessions on fifteen min
utes' notice; maybe living here today
and two miles av/ay to-morrow. Three
moves do not equal one fire with them.
For amusement a man goes through
violent forms of exercise, trying io
move as many of the muscles in his
body at one time as pos3lble, the spec
j taters clapping their hands and calling,
j beating on sticks and their drums dur
ing the performance. They seem to
believe in one rupreme being who is
good and kind, Lut, cf course, have no
definite knowledge of him.
They fear the spirits of the departed
and arc said to move at once from a
place where one of their number died.
They fear and try to appease many evil
spirits, one of which takes a dreadful
form for his punishment.
Among the Mabeyas I know of but
one blind man; yet it is a rule to find i
one blind man in a community of from j
fifteen to i.uy dwarfs and sometimes j
as many as three blind ones, made
blind some night by the agent of this
evil spirit as a punishment for some of
"That's very nico," said tho specta
tor. "I'm glad to seo those two poli
ticiaus go out of Ihe room arm in arm,
"There is nothing ve:y extraordinary
. 'But from what I have read I sup
posed that they were antagonists and
"Oh, yes; they are antagonists and
rivals. But that is no excuse for their
hating each other. They don't belong
to the same party. "-Washington Star.
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1 HAVE BEEN CONFINED
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used only one bottle and am better airea
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Prom Mrs. Walter E. Budd, of Pet?
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Mrs. BUDD, in the following letter,'
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*? DEAS MBS. PINKHAM:-I think it ia
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I had such dread
? on top of my :
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shoulders to |
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thc pain. Plasters would help for a
while, butas soon as taken off, thc pain
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My nusbnnd wau
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ciao, which I havo
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J but think Dr. BZ. A. S. L.
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?AEING-DOWN pains and symp
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ners of the most- distressing and
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Whites and Falling of tho "Womb.
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