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Wbat Bothered the Cook.
A.- lady had a cook who gave her
?very satisfaction, and .she was under
the impression that the cook was equal
ly satisfied with her place. But ono
morning, to the lady's Intense surprise,
the cook gave her the usual meath's
i "What do you want to leave for,
Jane?" asked the' mistress. "I am
very much pleased with you, and I
thought you were quite comfable here."
/ "Tes, mum, I'm comfortable enough
\n a w.'ty, but"
The cook hesitated and fidgeted
"But what?" queried the mistress.
"Well, mum," she blurted out, "the
fact is the master doesn't seem to
prec?ate my cookery, and I can't stop
in a place where my efforts to please
are wasted; so I'd rather go, mum.".
""Bat what makes you think that
your master doesn't appreciate your
cookery? Has he ever complained to
yon?'* asked the lady.
"No, mum, but my late master was
always being laid up through overeat
ing-he said he couldn't help doing
so because my cookery was so de
licious-but master here hasn't been
laid up once all the three months I* fe
been with yon, and that's just what
bothers me so, mum!"
Few groat cities of America are adequately
provided with public clocks of such a sifce and
so prominent location ?s to Indicate the time
over wide metropolitan districts. But it is
high timo to check kidney and bladder com
plaint maui fested to thes?ufferer by inactivity
of the orgnns affected. Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters remedies this as it does dyspepsia,
rheumatism, constipation, .biliousness and
A magnetic survey ?8 to be made of Prussia,
on whose coast renions magnetic measure
ments have been Carried ont by the imperial
naval authorities. Tho stations will be 2i
miles apart, and the cost $12,500.
To Cure a Cold In Ono Day.'
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund money If it fails t o cure. 25c.
As a succe! fut writer of fiction the man
who gets out the weather report easily dis
tances all competitors.
Beauty Xs SlQod Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascarete, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood aud keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im?
Eunties from the bodv. Begin to-day to
anish pimples, boi's, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilioix.; complexion by taking
Cascarete,-?beauty for ten'cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c
A new German church has been completed
in Jerusaism at a cost of $200.000.
Sent tree, Klondike Mnp
From Gold Commission's official survey. Ad
dress Gardner & Co., Colorado Springs, Cola
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The cells composing tho epidermis are
1-1900 of an inch in diameter.
What You Get
When You Buy Medicine is a Mat
ter of Great Importance.
Do you get that which ha? tho power tr
eradicate from your blood ??*.'
taints and thus remov.
ease? Do you *
and only F
.-~uva that Brooklyn
nome. It was coined in this
way: Some years ago a fellow entered
a plumbing shop and stole a piece of
lead pipe. He wanted to take it over
to New York, and to keep it from be
ing seen he wrapped the pipe around
his body, and then put his clothes on
over it. A cinch, in turf language,
means a girth or saddle band or any
thing that is used to keep a saddle on
a horse or mule tight. 'Cinching up'
means, therefore, tightening up, and is
of Spanish origin. As the fellow with
tho lead pipe around his body jumped
to catch the ferryboat he fell over
board, and, of course, the weight of th?
lead carried him down. A horseman,
in explaining the occurrence, said the
thief had 'a lead- pipe cinch,' and he
had, and it drowned him."-Washing
A Matter of Business.
Greene-"It is funny you permit
Wigginton to drink coffee when you
know it makes him bilious, and you
are all the time doctoring him for bil
iousness. Why don't you make him
leave off coffee?"
Dr. Gray-"And lose me a patient?
I guess not."-Boston Transcript.
AN OPERATION AVOIDED.
Mrs. Rosa Gaum Writ9a to Mrs.
Pinkham Aboutit. She Says:
DEAR MRS. PIXKHAM:-I take pleas
ure in writing you a few lines to in
form you of thc good your Vegetable
Compound has done IL,?. I cannot
thank you enough for what your medi
cine has done for me; it has, indeed,
helped me wonderfully.
For years I was trou
bled with an
each year grow
ing worse, un
til at last I
to consult with
He said r i
be done for
me but to go under an operation.
In speaking with a friend of minc
about it, she recommended Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, say
ing she knew it would cu ..e me. I then
sent for your medicine, and after tak
ing three bottles of it, thc tumor dis
appeared. Oh ! you do not know how
much good your medicine has done
me. I shall recommend it to all suffer
ing women.-Mrs. RosA GAUM, 720
Wall St., Los Angeles, Cal.
The great and unvarying success of
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound in relieving every derangement
of the female organs, demonstrates
it to be thc modern safeguard of wo
man's happiness and bodily strength.
More than a million women have been
benefited by it.
v. Every woman who needs advice
about her health is invited to write tc
Mrs. Pinkham. at Lynn, Mass.
WTUTE li. FULTON? Ati'y, Denton, Tex,,
^"ou^hVve money duo you !.. Texas or South.
lg UURtS WHtR? ALL ELSE FAILS. Ki
H Beat Cough Syrup. Tastes Oow?. Csa ??j
ICI In time, fitlri OT dniiT2i"ta. fEt
There is a new guipure lace which,
when laid over white, resembles noth
ing so much as straw lace, both in
color and in texture. It is exceeding
ly effective as a trimming over mous
seline de soie, because that delicate
tissue may he pulled in places through
ita wide meshes, thus adding novelty
MUst KIT p Her Nam.'.
? woman notary public in Denver,
Col., was married recently,and the ques
tion arose as to what name she should
sigu in her official capacity. The mat
ter was referred to the attorney gen
eral of the state, and ho has furnished
an opinion that there is no authority
of law for women in Colorado to drop
their maiden names in the event of
marriage. She must, therefore, sigu
all documents as before marriage, be
cause there is no authority for a
change of name at marriage or any
Patriotic Sofa Pillows.
Thc most popular sofa pillows just
now are those that bear upon them
some trace of the Stars and Stripes.
Largo hammock and piazza pillows
are made of actual flags, and less ag
gressive ones have white stars on a
hine ground, the reverse side of the
cushion being of red and white
stripes. Sometimes a pair of tiny
flags are crossed and embroidered iu
one corner. It is a trial to osthetic
tastes that the colors of our flag aro
so pronounced, but the artistic faculty
gives way to patriotic sentiment, and
the American flag is emphatically tho
decorative vogue of the moment.
American Women ami Gray Hair.
Is it true that thc hair of American
women turns gray much earlier than
that of the women of other countries?
There are those who make the as
sertion. It is, too, say these, a
thorough gray. While the locks of an
English or French woman will late in
life show a few stray "basting threads,"
the head of an American womau at a
much younger age is quite blanched,
or at least frosted. To two things
may the cause of the tendency be
ascribed-American air and Am0"""*
mons T? '*
?sent; her rela
....u mends become pretty fam
iliar with her and her ways. As a
rule, she is not exhilarating society.
Her range of topics is too limited, her
standards too personal, her ability to
turn all subjects around to the one
main subject too certain. From mat
ters pertaining to the Klondike, to
India's coral strand.and including the
most approved methods of clipping
dogs ears, she quotes but one author
ity, ami seems to regard that ono as
omniscient and indisputable. Her
self-conceit is by no means a minor at
tribute of thc engaged girl, but, as one
who has made a scientific study of t he
species says: "She can't help it, you
know, poor thing; she lives insucn a
perfect atmosphere of flattery, with
incense burning before her in whole
sale quantities and all thc time, that
it is no wonder her head is iust a bit
turned and that she is inspired to act
as though the whole solar system
revolved about her." But whatever
may bc raid against the engaged girl,
one thing is always in her favor, thc
most captious cannot find fault with
it, the most callous must bo glad of
it, and it eclipse.; her conceit ns it
eclipses lier folly-she is so happy.
A Woman I?aker.
There is a woman now in New York
who has had most serious misfortunes,
and yet has shown rare perseverance
and energy at the critical moment.
Only a ?hort time ago she and her
husband lived in a comfortable home
in a western city. They owned the
property and had been moderately
well-to-do. But the husband died very
suddenly. Then the insurance on the
house gave ont, and soon the widow
found it necessary to dispose of the
property. Pending the negotiations
the house burned to the ground, and
although the widow escaped, every
thing in* her possession had bean con
sumed. She had to borrow clothes be
fore leaving for New York, where she
She resolved not to allow her grief
to have a serious effect upon her, but
to find some immediate source of sup
port, aud took the first opportunity
that offered. She had made a specially
wholesome graham bread for a friend
here who was suffering with indiges
tion, and his appreciation of it at once
suggested a means of support-she
would hake and sell bread. Calling
at neighboring residences and board
ing houses, she at ouco took orders
for all she could bake, delivered the
bread tho same day, and secured
regular customers. With the pro
ceeds of successive sales she took in
a large supjjly ot* materials, and is
steadily increasing the profits. She
declares that v.ith her ambit iou sim
will not remain poor long, and will
soon make a big success of her under
taking.- New York Sun.
Tho Return of tho Shirt Waist.
Shirt waists of plain, solid color are
varied with bauds of embroidered in
sertion or heavy bands of lace, run
ning up or down or crosswise, as the
figure may demand, and many of them
have bias bauds, cuffs and co.'lar of
plaided or striped material. Others
of plain, solid colored material have
cuffs, collar and front box plait of pol
ka-spot material, in which case a plain
white tie finishos short nt tho neel;,
aud a belt of white is worn. Cotton
cheviot, pique ia all colors, duck und
?ae gingham &vo tho popular wash
materials for general wear. Stripes
are very modish in shirt waists this
year, and most of them run around
instead of up and down. Bias plaida
are also much used,and are very smart
looking, but must always b? w?rii
with skirts of pl?iii;solid color. Tucki!
are used in every conceivable way on
shirt waists of all materials and are
applied dp and down, across, zig-zag,
Slanting; in clusters or regulation
spaces', as fancy or figure dictates.
Sleeves are smaller than they were
last yearj and the cuffs in mauy cases
are attached. Eveii where the fronts
cannot be called a real blous? they
pouch a little, and the gathers extend
almost the entire length of the shoul
der instead of being all directly in
The black satin shirt waist, though
worn^much during the winter, is ir
repressible, and is continually de
veloping some new feature. For
traveling, this waist is decidedly the
most stylish and durable, shedding the
dust and cinders.
"While many of the waists have de
tachable collars and cuffs to match,
the white linen ones will be as much
worn as ever. Belts there are in all
varieties; solid gold belts studded with
precious and semi-precious stones;
metal belts fairly blazing with imita
tion gems; velvet, satin, silk and
leather belts, with gorgeous metal nud
jeweled buckles, and enameled ones
designed in opeuwrought patterns.
With the wash shirt waist, however,
quite the prettiest is the leather belt,
which fastens with plain harness
buckles.-Womau's Home Companion.
Covert cloth, poplins and Bedford
cords aro shown in great variety for
thc indispensable tailor made suit.
Piquets, marseilles,lawns and linens
will be much worn this summer for
morning gowns, as well as at tho
A very pretty and fashionable de
sign in table linen is the shamrock.
It is used on napkins, and promises
to become popular.
Persian mauve, palo ?u
...una, is another of the pretty
designs in walking hats.
All the buttons are on the jeweled
order, with the excejition of those in
jet and gold, and these have the ef
fect of onyx and are not liko what aro
generally known as jet buttons.
This season tho wood colors and
grays are the principal colors, and the
wood colors are smarter than the
grays, for the last named were worn
all last summer, it will bo remem
A pretty morning hat is a black
sailor of rough straw with a band of
burnt orange satin ribbon, which fin
ishes in a spiral of the same. Th^o
black spaugled quills complete vao
A hat that milliners say will be
much worn is of green soft silk, a
number ol' puff ruflies forming the
crown and brim, and trimmed at tho
sido with a spiral puff and a largo
There is a great variety in hats, the
new Alpine being among the ones that
have been favorably received already.
It is gray, with wide ribbon and band,
finished in the left side- with a bunch
of long cock feathers.
Buckles and faucy buttons are
among the new things on gowns. The
buckles may not buckle and the but
tons may not be used to fasten tho
waist, but they must needs be worn in
order to give the projier smart finish
to any gown. '
Soft light tints will be very greatly
fa* Ji ed for evening wear, despite tho
fact that the most intense aud strik'ng
colors, such as deep orange, geranium
and poj>py red, grass green and im
perial purple are so much used by
Yellow lace for trimming white
fabrics will be much in favor, but
there is a great variety in the shades
chosen. Faille and light tones pre
vail over the yellows with the dash of
pink which was so popular a few sea
sons ago. The combination of Avhite
and straw colored lac?is used not only
for gowns,but also for blouse bodices.
The variety iu transparent mate
rials for summer gowns is bewildering
in extont as well as color, and among
laco grenadines, canvas organdies,
mohair Swiss, the various pineapple
weaves and lace zephyrs, it is difficult
to choose. The silk and wool bareges
are very sheer and thin this season, |
and the new nun's veilings are as
cobwebby as possible.
In negligee gowns, loose robes fall
ing from thc shoulders aud neck in
Oriental fashion seem to havo the
preference. Ribbons sewn into the
side jeams are frequently knotted
across the front. An innovation in
sleeves is noticerblo in some of the
most handsome silk gowus. The
sleeves either hang in a long point
from tho bend of the arm or else are
cut to the elbow only and finished
with ruffles of lace.
A Den or Rattlesnakes.
Mr. Floyd Williams had a r??rrow
escape one day recently. He v;o3
sitting beside a log on Mr. Wash Wil
liams' place near Dixie, and threw his
arm behind him across tho log, when
be felt something, and upon looking
found that his hand was upon a largo
rattlesnake. He attacked the snake,
which crawled into a gopher hole.
Ke dug it out and killed him. He had
twelve rattle. Ho dug two others
out which had ilvo or six rattles,
ftpisoe.-HQuitraaa (Ga,) Free Freso,
JEtOESES BEAVE IN WAE
MARTIAL SPIRIT THEY DISPLAY
WHEN THE BATTLE IS ON.
It Is Remarkable How Quiciiiy fH?f
Adapt Themselves to the Military
Service-Charge of a Riderless Steed
at Murfrcesboro-Answer Bugle Calls.
"It is remarkable how quickly
horses adapt themselves to, the mili
tary service," said an old Soldi ar";
"Every artilleryman knows that they
learn the bugle calls and the evolu
tions quicker than the men, ?s a rule,
They soon acquire a uniform gait,
which is about the same as what we
call the route step or the usual march
ing step. If the horses did not ac
quire the same gait as the infantry,
there would be varying distances be
tween the different arms pf the ser*
vice-that ?B; between the' infantry'
and the cavalry, artillery, and the
commanders and their escorts. In
the drills in the artillery service the
horses will preserve their alignment
as. well as the infantry r?nk;
"I shall always remember one illus
tration of this trait which I noted at a
very exciting and critical moment of a
battle during our civil war. In order
to save some of bur infantry from be
ing surrounded and captured, the
commander of one of our batteries
quickly mounted the caunoneers on
the guns and put the whole battery at
a dead gallop across a stretch of mead
ow about half a mile wide. I was
quite accustomed to such sights, but
when that dashing company was half
way across the field I noticed the in
spiring array, and for a moment was
lost in rapt admiration of the magnifi
cent picture. Every driver was ply
ing whip and spur, the great guns
wore rocking and thundering over the
ground, and every horse reeking with
foam and full of animation and excite
ment was straining every muscle as he
galloped forward, yet a straight line
drawn along in front Would have
touched the noses Of the lead horses
in front of tho six guns. That was ad
artillery charge, one of the most thrill
ing sigh's iu the evolutions of war?
"It is surprising how quickly horses
learn the bugle calls, Lot the first
note of tho feed or water call be
sounded, and instantly thero will be a
stamping, kickingand neighing among
the horses. Once, during a terrible
night'storm in cami), our hciv.es were
seized with such terror that those of
nearly every battery broko loose and
sca'tered about. Tho next morning
th'jre was a wild rush among the ar
tillerymen to capture horses for use.
All was excitement, and the horses re
fused to be caught. An officer ordered
the bugler to givo the feed OAU--1
Horses from ev??r?- 1'
??ii erny.. When a
.. "um Durst near by he would
turu his hea*l and look at it." When
he saw th? beam he had wbrked with
being driven back for ammunition/, he
ran to his ola place and gaUfopecrhack
with the rest. When an officer pushed
him aside to have another horse put
in he gazed at the new ?one with a
mont sorrowful ?impression in his oyes.
Then he scented to realize that tho
glory ol" battlel.was no msjjre for him,
and he. walked away and: hiv down and
died. The officer declfcirod that it
was a broken heart, not: the wo.und,
thai killed him.
"During a fierce charge of Con
federate cavalry at Murfreesbjoro an
officer was killed and the cavalry
driven hack. The horse the officer
had ridden was a magnificent auimal,
and he b;ul not been taught to retreat.
Riderless he kept on his way, and as
he dashed through our batteuy tho
sight pf him was indescribably grand.
His nostrils were expended wide, his
eyes fairly blazed, and he clutched
thc bit determinedly with his teeth as
he came on like the wind, with his
saddle Hap;* dying, until he looked as
if lie were himself Hying instead of
wildly running. Every ono gave him
room as he dashed toward us. Au
officer shouted thrtl ho wombi give 8100
to any one who would capture that
superb animal, bur all : seemed' too
much boa nd'up in limitation of the
noble beast io make th<e effort, and he
sped on and disappeared in the blue
HOLLAND'S TEWAN 'RAM.
A Submarine Boat WI ?ih; a Curions His
tory Xow Ly i nc Neglected.
Thc submarine torpedo boat with
which Mr. Holland has been experi
menting about New York is not his
first venture in that line. Sixteen
years ago he built a similar vessel
for several Ii i di patriots, headed by
James Beynools ol'New Haven,Conn.,
and the vessel was among the effects
of Mr. Reynolds' estate. For the last
thirteen years it has lain neglected
under an old shod near Mill River,
New Haven, Ult ils owners assert that
it ia, still seaworthy. It is a cigar
Bhaped affair, built of iron, thirty fact
long, and about six in depth at the
deepest p??t. It had no electrical
equipment, but was provided with
steam engines and a propeller. All
thc machinery was removed long ago.
The cruft has always been known as
the Fenian ram. It is said that it
had several1 trials sixteen years ago
off thc New Jersey coast, and Mr.
Reynolds dftriug his lifetime was ac
customed to declare that it had ful
filled every expeclatiun entertained of
it. He "himself was on board during
one trip. Tie Fenian ram did not
submerge itself : by diving, like the
new Holland boat, but sank. Experi
ments wero mude to test its effective
ness as a ram, with encouraging je
suits. Still attached to its bow is a
sort of boring apparatus, intended to
penetrate bulls either of iron or wood.
It has uo difficulty in staying sub
merged for five.hours. It cost, ac
cordiug to tho statement of its present
keeper, about $i0;000, all- of which
is believed to havo been furnished by
the Feniatu societies.
No one seems to know who is the
owner of Ibis craft. It is at present
in charge of Capt. P. O'Connor, son
in-law of James Reynolds. Mr. Rey
nolds, who brought it to New Haven
thirteen years ago, was an Irish
patriot of world-wide fame. It was
ho who was principally instrumental
in arranging for the voyage of the
merchantman Catalpa, which sailed
from ls'ev jistlfoid in 1875 under the
Qomm^ud of Captain John Agthony,
and, after a series of adventures, effected
tll? esc?pe ?f tho six prisoners at
Fi-flemttntle, Australia, condemned to
life imprlB?'tiniiWt foi- their part in the
Fenian rising in iSOOi They were
the companions of John Boyle O B dill 5'/
who made his own escape the year be
fore": .Ml'.- Eeynolds risked all his
property lu* t??is venture, and was ever
afterward familiarly itriowfl ss Catalpa
Jim. He died in New Haven last Au
gust. A few months previous lo his
death a. hanqu?t was given in his
honor fit the Now Haven house.
It is believed ?li??i Mr? Holland's
first submarine boat was con sf niched
for Mr. Eeynolds and other Fenians
ror us? against the British govern
ment. At the lime 6'f her construc
tion several well know New Haven
men had gone to Ireland and been
imprisoned on account of their
activity against England. It is thought
that Mr. Eeynolds nourished plans
for their' r?scu?j rtud that his sub
marine ram was built iii view of his
intended operations. It was never
put to any practical use. New Haven
Irlshmeri have suggested in case the
Mi* Holland boat fulfilled tile expec
tations entertained ?f it; that Mr.
Eeynold's craft be presented to the
government; With a few repairs and
changes they believe that the .old
Fenian ram might prove useful.-New
CRANT IN THE WILDERNESS.
A Wounded Soldier's Close Study of tlio
"Oh, it was an intensely interesting
study-my study of Grant at close
range in the Wilderness!"
The speaker was the Eev. Theodore
Gerrish, a Maine veteran of the civil
"Ah! I can never forget that terrible
day in ?864, when was fought the first
of the two days' bloody battles of the
Wilderness," continued Mr. Gerrish.
"I at the time lay wounded under a
tree, close to Grant's headquarters in
th? ?ield? and hour after hour watched
"While serving as a private in my
rfeginieut, I was severely, though not
dangerously wounded, and, like a
great number of others, was taken to
thc rear. I was placed under a small
tree, and, as ft happened, within a
few rods of the spot where the leader
of that mighty host of Union warrioiS
was conducting the battle. In fact, I
was so near to Grant that I could see
every motion he made, and critically
study him in the momentous, fearfully
responsible role he was playing.
"And such a study!
"Why, it is not hyperbola -' '
that it was worth -s"
_wiuity of its fall.
. ".juody was agitated except
him who had most cause for travail.
"Staff officers would gallo}) up every
.few minutes, to each of whom he
would give a brief written order for
'transmission to some 'brigade or divi
dion commander, perhaps involving
the fate of. thousands of brave men.
Orderlies were : dashing hither and
yon. General Meade, on his alert
charger, was so nervous that he could
not long remain in his saddle, but
would dismount and pace the ground
a while, remount and sit a short time,
then off and wnlk as before, his hand
some face wearing a worn and troubled
look; and yet, through these long and
terrible hours Grant never once lost
his head, but kept constantly in his
mind's eye all thc details and intrica
cies of that stupendous plan which
devolved on him alone to carry out -
the solution of that mighty problem,
the key to which lay in his right
hand, which held the fateful pencil.
"Yes, Grant knew precisely what
he was about, and he lc new, moreover,
that a cool bead and well balanced
mind were all-essential to the great
work in hand.
"The lesson of that day's study of
Grant was, that he wan one of tho
most wonderful men this century -has
Beecher's lion >Iot.
When Henry Ward Beecher was ir.
Indianapolis lhere was a sture where
the different ministers used to drop in
to hear the news and to try each
other's mettle with a joke.
On one occasion Mr. Beecher, while
riding to ono of the stations of his
mission, was I brown over bis horse's
head in crossing a river, and was
thoroughly soaked. The incident, of
course, furnished talk for the habitues
of the store, and, when he made his
appearance the next day he was
greeted by his good friend, the Bap
tist minister. "Oh, ho, Beecher,glad
to seo you. I thought you'd have to
come into our Avays at last. You've
been immersed, I hear; you are as
good as any of us now." A general
langh followed this sally. "Poh.poh!"
was the ready response, "my immer
sion was a different-thing from that of
your converts; you see, I was im
mersed by a horse, not by au ass!" A
chorus proclaimed that Beecher had
got the best of the joke after all. -
Where Life Is Lonpcst.
More peojjlo over IOU years old are
found in mild climates than in tho
higher latitudes. According to the
last census of the German empire, of
a population of 55,000,000, only
seventy-eight have passed the huu
dreth year. France, with a population
of 40,000,000, has 213 centenarians.
In England there aro 140, in Ireland
578, and in Scotland 56. Sweden has
10 and Norway 2:3, Belgium 5, Den
mark 2, Switzerland none. Spain,
with a population of 18,000,000, hus
401 persons over 100 years of age. Of
the 2,250,000 inhabitants of Servia
575 persons have reached the century
mark. It is said that the oldest per
son living whose age has been ascer
tained, is Bruno Cotrim, born in Af
rica, and now living in Eio de Ja
neiro. He is 150 years old. A coach
man in Moscow has lived 140 years.
The oldest match manufactory ir
the world is in Swedon. Matches
were made there long before the old,
roughly trimmed splinter of wood,
tipped with sulphur, was discarded
with the tinder boxes for which they
were used. In twenty-five years the
export trade of Sweden in foreign
matches, ^ucreased to 10,000,000 boxes
I year, j
PR ACT! ? SHEEP HUSBANDRY.
Let the i <.jks haye plenty of fresh
air, good, pure watei?, drawn from a
well, and fresh as it is drawn, and
good food, and they will well -reward
Don't crowd the sheep too much. Ten
equare feet ls ample room ill a stable
or pen. The sheep will move &i>out con
veniently with this allowance tf? ropm.
Less may do, but not for ewes wUh
Give plenty of dry litter in the pei:s
and stables. There is nothing better
than leaves from a wood lot for thia"
?sft It 1B the natural bed of a sheep.
And it Oakes the yery finest and rich
Keep the floor of th? fffe?ep peu? dry,
it may he a foot deep in litter" sad ma
nure, but if it is dry and sprinkled w"?il
with plaster-the common land plaster
known as gypsum-finely gftftmd; this
will keep the floor free from odor.
Some odor is unpreventable in' a"
sheep pen, It may be due to the large
natural perspiration from the sheep,
caused by the warmth of the fleece,
but care is to be observed that ft 1?
not due to a lot of fermenting manure"
under th?' feet.
When sheep ar? seen to be biting
themselves, look i6r ticks, If it can
be got; a iittle buttermilk ?otired down
the flanks wiil kill these pests, or a
small quantity of some good dip may
be used for this purpose. Get rid of
every tick before the lambs are due,
or these will suffer.
When clover or alfalfa hay is made
lt ia a good plan to scatter a pound or
two of salt upon iL It will be absorbed
by ' the hay on its first exposure to
damp air. It is best used in this Way
when thc hay ls put Into the barn, and
it prevents mildew if the hay is rather
While sulphur is an important ele
ment in the food of a flock, it must not
bc thought '.hat it is to be given in its
raw condition, In which it is not food,
but an active purgative. Feed clover
hay, alfalfa, turnips, cabbages and such
foods as contain this element in a di
gestible and nutritious form.
Sweating, especially after exposure to
rain will loosen the wool by causing
an inflammatory condition of the skin.
When wool is falling off it is too late Lo
save it. Any red spots pn the skin,
or such Irritation as will cause the
sheep to rub themselves and tear the
fleece, should be attended to without
A chilled lamb Will be quickly reviv
ed by a warm bath and half a
spoonful of 'gin in a li***
~" ' - ?noon.
_j oe exceed
especially as regards tho
forward ones. In distributing the ewes
in the pens it will be well to sort them
out by the number of the mark, so that
the time of lambing will be known.
Hov Belief Came. 1
From Cole County Democrat, Jefferson I
When la grippe visited this seotion, about j
seven years ago, Herman H. Eveler, of 811 |
TV, Main St., Jefferson, Ho., was ono of the
victims, and has since boen troubled with ?
tho after-effects of the disease. Ho is a
woll-known oontraotor and builder, a busi- !
nous requiring mush mental and physical '
Wiri:. A year ngo bis health began to fali j
alarmliigly, and that ho lives to-day ls ai- I
most a miracle. Ho says:
"I was troubled with shortness of breath,
palpitation of tho heart and a general de
bllity. My back also painod mo severely. I
"I tried one doctor after another and
numerous remodles suggested by my
friends, but without apparent bonedt, and
began to give j
up hop e. '
Thon I 3aw :
Pink Pills for i
extolled In a ;
cided to give
them a trial.
ing tho first
A Contractor's Difficulty, box I felt
wonderfully relieved and was satlsfled
that tho pills wore putting mo on the road
to recovory. I bought two moro boxes and
continued taking thom.
"After taking four boxos of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Palo People I am restored to
good health and fool like a now man.
I am now capablo of transacting my
business with increased ambition.
"Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
are a wonderful medicine and anyone that
is afflicted with shortness of breath, pal
pitation of tho Heart, nervous prostration
and general debility, will lind that tues?
pills aro tho specific. HEEKES H. EVELEB."
Subaerlbod and sworn to before me, a
Notary Public, this 24th day of May, 1897.
ADAM POUTBZOSO, Notary ? ublic.
Mr. Evelor will gladly answer any in
quiry regarding this if stamp ls enclosed.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure people
troubled with the after-effects of the
grippo because they aot directly on the
Impure blood. They are also a speciflo for
chronto erysipelas, catairii, rheumatism
and nil diseases duo to Impuro or impov
Little Pigs ia Clover.
Michael Barry of Hallstead, Penn.,
has made himself famous on account
of his wonderful invention. A few
days since seventeen pigs, the largest
litter ever known in this section, ar
rived on Barry's farm. The mother
Lad made no arrangements for such a
large family, and something had to be
done to provide nourishment for the
younk rooters, so tbs inventive genius
of Barry came into play.
He made a large tin receptacle, and
around the bottom of this malnature
reservoir he attached short pieces of
rubber hose to small holes made for
the purpose. On the ends are fastened
the pail is filled with milk, and the
young pigs waddle up and draw nour
ishment. The litter Is doing well.
New York Press.
Educnto Your nowols With Cascarete.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
10c, 85c. If c. C. C. fall, druggists rotund money.
Brooklyn is to havo t!:c world's biggest su
ero r re fhn; ry._
Mrs. Winslow's Soor.hlug Syrup torchildren
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
Lyon AC oS "Pick Leaf" Bmoktoi Tobacco
Stands uniivalled for purity and flavor. Made
from tho purest, ripestand sweetest Tobacco,
lt will please you. Try it
For Whoo?ing Cough. Pico's Cure is a suc
cessful remedy.-M. P. DiETKlt. iff Throop
Are., Brooklyn. N. Y., Nov. 14. 18P1.
A. M. Priest Drogist, Shclbyv?le, Ind..
says: "HaTs Catari h dire Rives tho best of
satisfaction, Can pet plenty of testimonials,
ns I teures ?very ono who tubes lt." Druggists
sell it, 73c._
Mississippi lins only 1.38 per cent, of tho
railroad mileage in tho country.
To Core Conotlpatlon Forever.
Take Caucareis Candy Cathartic. 10c or 23c.
If C. C. C. fall to cure, driijjgiots refund mouoy.
Ur.dulr.ilus: land ls boater for tho growth of
orops than a? level Boil,
Growing Mushroom on a Large Scale.
Something more than 50 years ago a
tunnel was built about GO feet* be
low the street level of the city of Edin
burgh. It was used for a time by one
of the r.xllwsr companies, but has been
Tor many years abandoned. About ten
years ago a number of capitalists con
ceived the idea of using this tunne as
a place for growing mushrooms. Th?
temperature and the darkness are per
fectly suited to the growth of this edi
ble, and the experiment has proven a
great success. As much as 5,000
mounds of mushrooms have been sent
ou't in one month from the 800 beds
jtepV in active operation. - The output
is so xar&e that it is said to control the
market, and flas decidedly affected the
jrowing kof mushrooms in France.
. fU?C* Grave for Sale.
Charles -'s attempt t0 sel1 his
incestors* p?.tfSK ' has been improved
m br an advertiser.111 a religious jour
nal, who iiffAo?Tttcfi?: ,,Lady- laving
England permanently. ^ust sel1 fami
ly grave; hold flt*/' Th,'55 is Probably
the first time that a fecoi??. 'hand tomb
and It? contents have bien publicly of
fered as ii bargain.
people where th<
e buying of soap i
vho has an eye
' Soap. He wi
it makes it the
. for the toilet
INC-There are man
* they ARE NOT. bul
c genuine. Ask for
CorjrtiM. we, bj rt? tmtm
fTuntln^ ia Pennsylvania.
There Is Still good hunting In Penn
sylvania. During the past fiscal year
Monroe Connty alone paid 8311.50 for
bounties on wild animals killed. The
Hist Included 14? mink. 140 foxes and
20 wildcats. Levi :<"neclTof Town
hurst, Lackawanna Courcy,, has found
these animals particularly numerous
In Coolbaugh township. In ^Qe day
County paid bounties on fivo wh'v cats
anti five foxes shot in one locality.
Under the Scalp act of 1SS5 about,
$150,000 was expended in that year in
the state for different kinds of birds
and mammals. After the law ; had
been In- operation about two years it
was found that the damage done
through the killing of beneficial birds
of prey and numerous other kinds of
feathered animals which were substi
tuted for hawks and owls was far
greater than the good accomplished
by the killing of these birds. In 1887
that part of the act which related to
hawks and owls was repealed.
Throughout the state foxes, red and
gray; wildcats, mink and weasels, or
ermine, are much more numerous than
is commonly supposed. Bounties were
paid for 42,202 foxes. 30,4-?S mink, 13,
i'S4 weasels and 3,081 wildcats. The
foregoing figures represent only a por
tion of the bounties of the state. The
counties of Aliegh3iy, Philadelphia
and Delaware paid practically no boun
ties for birds or mam?is under the act
of 1885; all other counties paid liber
ally for this unwise measure.-New
Purely rt Local Disease.
Eczema is a local disenso nnd needs local
treatment. Thc irritated, diseased skin must
be soothed and smoothed and healed. No use to
dose yourself mid ruin your stomach just he
CAUSO of un itching emption. Tcttcrinc is the
only simple, safe and certain c?rc ?nr Tetter,
Eczema, Ringworm and other skin troublas.
At druggists or by mail for50 cents in starms.
J. T. Shuptrine, Savannah. Ua.
Missouri has more chickens than any other
stars in tho union.
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Tear Ufe ATTay.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag
netic, full of life, nerre and vigor, take No-To
Oac. the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 50c or II. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York.
There is talk of establishing a school of
mines in Johannesburg.
Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous
ness alter first day's uso of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. SStrialbottleand trr-atisefree.
DB. K. H. KLINE, Ltd.. ?ll Arch St, Phlla.. Pa.
All ol tho beggars in Italy must bo duly
No-To-Bac for Fifty Cent?.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak
men strong, blood pure. 60c, ll. All druggista
Natal's wool production decreased in 189720
XT TAS pr<
to follow s
It will regx
It is used in
If chere is
MY DAUGHTER SUF
From female irregularities, and liad tri
could get no relier, and \v<? had despaire
try Gerstle's Female Panacea, ai
For Salo at Drug Sto;
L. GERSTLE & CO., Props.,
New York ls glutted with half-rate
"artists"-alleged painters of land
scapes and marines capes. Most of
them daub around and starve. Genius
refuses to unbend to mere physical ne
cessity. Why don't these stupids
abandon canvas and take up carpet
designing? There is money to be made
by the change. Until a year ago our
carpet patterns were stolen abroad, hut
now American artists have driven tho
foreigners nearly out of the business.
In the splendid studios of the Phila
delphia companies, of tho mills of
Bigelow, Hartford, Lowell, Smith and
Higgins, designs are made almost ex
clusively by native talent, and excel
lent salaries are paid, with valuable
prizes for competition, lt is better to
be a carpet designer than to starvo.
It is more honorable.-New Yorlt
Patriotic Little Delaware.
The great state of New York has ap*
propriated $1,000,000 for a war fund, .
or about 16? cents for each inhabitant.
The little state of Delaware has ap
propriated $30,000, or about 20 cents
for each inhabitant. There is nothing
the matter with Delaware up to date.
; practice of economy is a
is an important yearly item,
to larger profits, may not
ll recommend nothing else
Soap is a pure soap, all
most economical and best,
y white soaps, each represented to bo" Jost
t like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and
' ' Ivory " Soap and Insist upon getting lt
*<Hz>U< CC, Ofertan^. S
. A FOR
ACTUAL BUSINESS TAUGHT
Railroad Fare Paid. POSITIONS GUARAN
TEED. Open all year to Both Soxes.
Georgia-Alabama Business College,
"Alter I was induced to try CASCA?
gjv, "*3, I will never be without them In tho house.
Sly Mv?,r was ln a TOr-T bad shape, and my head
lcag,j ?Dv'I bad stomach troublo. Now.'slnco toJt
in Cascar?.tSi 1 ieel fln0- My w"e fcas als0 use<1
Sani ?ritb bi?K''Oelal results for sour stomach."
' JOS KHrnLU? a? ^-i Congress St., St. Louis, Mo.
Pleasant. Palatable Potent. faato Good. J*0
3ood. Never Sicken, Weaken, or Gripe. 10c, 23c.Gua.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
Merlin? Remedy Company, lliic-o, Meatreal, Kew Vor*. Sil
?f? TA RAJ* Sold and gunrantced br alldrug
lt!i" I V'SAu gists to CTJBJE Tobacco Habit.
Gin, Press, Cane Mill and Shingle Outfits.
Railroad, Mill, Machlnlstx" and Factory Supplie*..
Belting, Packing. Injectors, Pipe Fittings^
Saws, Files, Oilers, Etc.
KV Cast every day; work ISO hands.
LOMBARD IRON W0RKS? SUPPLY CO.,
??? AUGUSTA, GA.
Good AU tile Year Ronnd.
For tia? Liver.
COLEMAN'S TOBACCO OIL LINIMENT
Is the Best Liniment in the World
For Rheumatism. XenralsHa, Backache. Toothache Cora*.
Stiff Join:.-. Sr rcs. Poisonous Bites and Sun? all Lameness
P7 Horses, and all ailments requirinc aa external remedy.
Certificate Rood for a year's subscription tn Southern Farmer
mer. with every bottle for ti cent?, by Droguista amt
Country Merchants, or by mall postpaid npoi receipt of
1 rice. Stamps taken.
H. G. COLEMAN' MEDICINE CO., D??lHAM. N. C.
Habit. NEW HOME CURE Painless. Nt
Detention (ron work. Guaranteed. Writ?
DR. PURDY. Honiton, Texas.
MENTION THIS PflPER??'SS
sven disastrous to many women,
?et and damp clothing chill the
) system and ' the delicate female
s are at once effected. Painful,
jppressed or Obstructed Menses,
diing of the Womb, or some other
broymg disease is almost certain
ucn exposure unless proper pre
re taken. When any of these dis
ar women should begin the use of
VRAOc(Q, pa p.'iMnan.
date the menses, cure ?ll ?-*rms of
ase, and give health and strength,
the privacy of the home. No con
No humiliating examinations,
any tendency to constipation or
i take mild doses of St. Joseph's
rd physicians and otber remedies, but
d of lie r recovery. We were induced to
id 1 believe it saved her life.
A. J. MACE. Jamestown, Tenn,
ros, $1.00 per Bottle.