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A Sar prise for Hobby.
?A? Bride of the Lovey Dovey Order
Has an Interview With the Cook.
She was a young wife just married
from boarding school-one of the lov
ey dovey order-and although highly
j? educated didn't know b^ans from any
other vegetable. Hence this dialogue
with the cook:
"Now, BIcJdy, dear. What are we to
have for dinner?"
"There's two chickens to dress,
.TU dress them the first'thing.
Where are their clothes?"
"Dear me, mum, they're In their fea
"Oh, then, serve them that way.
The ancient Bomans always cooked
peacocks witt their feathers on. lt
will be a surprise for hubby."
"It will that, mum. Sure, If you
want to help, you conld b* parin' the
vOh, how. sweet! I'll pair them two
and two In no time. Why, t had no
idea cooking was so picturesque."
"I think, mum, that washing the
celery do be more in your line."
"All riffiit. Biddy, I'll take it np to
the bath room, and Fvie some lovely
soap that will take off every speck:"
"Thank you, mum, would you mind
telling me the- name of the asylum
.where you were eddlcated? I think
I'll tave to take some lessons there
myself If we be going to work to
Activity or Vesuvius.
Much anxiety has been caused in Naples by
the resewed activity o? Mount Vesuvius. An
overwhelming danger of this description pro
duces universal terror. As a matter of fact
there is lit?e likelihood that Mt. Vosuvius
will do any serious daraatre. On the other
hand thousands die dally from stomach and
digestive dtsorders, who might have survived
had they resorted to Hosteler's Stomach Bit
ters. It ls the greatest of known tonics for
stomach and digestir? organs. It cures kid
ney, liver and blood disorders.
The latest roster of tho Japanese navy
shows that of the 12.006 men in the servicn
5.78 per cent, are between the aces of 15 and SO
years, and 38.3 per cent, between tho ages nf
20 and 25 years. Only 1.05 pe*- cent, are over -40.
Beauty Is Blood Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascareis. Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up tho lazy liver and driving all im
purities from tho body. Begin to-day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by takln?
Cascarete,-beauty for ten cents. All drng
* gists, satisfaction guaranteed. 10c. 25c. 50c.
Rabbit far ls an important commercial ar
ticle. It is known as electric seal, and whpn
dyed so closely resembles the cenuino article
' as to defy detection except among experts.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for "hiHr^n
teething, softens tho cum?, reducosinflam'n-i
tlon,allayspain.cures wind colic, "yz. a bottlo.
Pits permanently cured. No Ats or nervous
HOBS after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerro Restorer. 32 trial bottle and troatlso iron.
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Jara is said to have thunder storms, on an
average, ninety-seven days of the y oar.
To Curo Constipation Forever.
Take Cascareis Candy Cathartic. 10c or 2 >
Itt?. C. C. fail to euro, druggists rotund monoy.
Rnumania. France, furnishes free food and
clothing for 11,000 school children.
In the Head
Is an inflammation of the mucous mem
brane lining the nasal pnssages. It is caused
by a cold or succession of colds, oomblned
With impure blood. Catarrh is cured by
Hood's Sarsaparilla, which eradicates from
the blood all scrofulous taints, rebuilds the
delicate tissues and builds up the system.
Is America's Greatest Medicine. SI; six for $5
Hood's Pills cure all Liver Ills. 25 couts.
Pickled Fish on Trees.
An Irish officer who had served at
Malta was one day at a public dinner.
Expatiating on the luxurious living at
Malta, he spoke particularly of the
exoellent quality of the anchovies. He
had never seen any like them any
where else. He spoke of a grove of
them which h? had seen growing In
the governor's garden upon the espla
nade. A gentleman present disputed
the statement that anchov??8"grow on
trees. The Irishman reaffirmed It most
emphatically. A challenge was given
and accepted. On the following day
the parties mer, attended by their sec
onds. At the first fire the Irishman's
shot took effect in his opponent's thbzh.
the ball hitting the bone and causing
such a shock that che latter fell upon
his back in such pain that he kicked
ills hdels vigorously.
"I'^aitbj. major," said the Irishman's
cond, "you've hit your man. but I
think not dangerously, for see what
lively capers he Is cutting."
"Capers! Capers!" exclaimed the
Irishman with a start "Oh, by th?
powers, what have I done? Bad luck
to me forever for such a dreadful mis
And hastening to the side of his an
tagonist, who had been raised to a
sitting posture, he grasped his hand,
saying as he did so: "My dear friend,
I hope you're not killed, and if I've
harmed you seriously I'll ask your
pardon forever, for I've made a mur
derin' mistake. It was capers that I
saw growing cn that tree at Malta, and
not anchovies at all!"
AN 0JPEBATI0N AVOIDED.
Mrs. Rosa Gaum Writes to Mrs.
Pink-ham About it. She Says :
DE AB MRS. PLNKHAM:-I take pleas
ure in writing you a few lines to in
form you of the good your Vegetable
Compound has done me. 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
be dono for
me but to go under an operation.
In speaking with a friend of mine
about it, she recommended Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, say
.ing ohe knew it would cure me. I then
6ent for your medicine, and after tak
ing three bottles of it, the 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 the modern safeguard of wo
man's happiness and bodily strength.
More than a m?lion women have been
benefited by it.
Every woman who needs advice
about her health is invited to write to
Mrs. PinVham. at Lynn, Mass._
Proeurwl .m euh. or eaiy . t??^*^T??J?8$
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FOR FARM AND GARDEN.
Fare Water and Shade for Hogs.
Always give hogs plenty of pnre
fresh, water and do not compel them
to drink ont of creeks ?or ponds where
the water stands stagnant. Hogs do
not need wallows. ' Give plenty of
shade in summer and good dry, warm
shelter in winter, but do not let them
pile up iu a manure pile, and give
them something better for a wind
break than a barbed wire fence. To
be a successful l>og raiser watch care
fully at all times, feed regularly and
see that all possible comforts are pro
Rye Straw in Handles.
Tho rye crop is more generally
threshed with a flail than is any other
grain excepting'buckwheat. The lat
ter is threshed by hand beean se it is
easy to beat out the grain, which is all
in a bunch at the top and does not re
quire handling the large bulk of straAv,
except to remove it after the threshiug
is done. Ir threshiug it is important
to disturb tbs bnndl?s as little as pos
sible. The bundles aro unbound so
as to spread the grain out and lay all
the rye heads on the floor so that the
grain can be beaten out of them. But
after this is done, the buudle is care
fully rebound, and with the grain out
is worth as straw very nearly as much
as at first.
? Easy Way to Slip Hoses.
Slipping roses is as difficult a thing
to some, perhaps, as it once Was for
me. But since trying the following
simple method, I have had no trouble:
In the fall,' before frost comes, I se
cure as many varieties of rose slips as
I eau. These I place in a little trench
burying the larger part of each slip
and leaving about two inches above
ground. Next, I take several old
glass cans, which I have saved for the
purpose, and turn over the slips. ?If
the cans are cracked, it does not mat
ter. My rose slips are then left in
this condition until spring, when I re
move the cans and find they, have
rooted and are ready to transplant to
mounds or borders, and will soon be
come thrifty little bushes.-Helen E.
Walton in Orange Judd Farmer.
Fertilizers for Asparagus.
Manuring asparagus is often done
in the late fall or winter. In the mid
dle and eastern states, stable manure
or bone and potash is applied, to be
lightly plowed or harrowed under in
the spring when some nitrogenous fer
tilizer is usually added. Compara
tively few careful experiments in the
fertilization of asparagus have been
conducted to show just what elements
are most needed for this crop in the
light and sandy soils upon which it is
usually grown. At the Bhode Island
station, however, lime has had a won
derful effect in promoting a rapid
growth of asparagus., Nitrate of soda
has there proved to be much superior
to sulphate of ammonia as a source of
nitrogen for asparagus. Here we have
two very important points that it
would pay all asparagus growers to
experiment upon in a ?mall way.
Look Out for Broilers.
While it is a little early to talk
about broilers it is a good subject to
think about and prepare for. During
March, April and May there is a de
mand for chicks weighing from one and
a half to two pounds exceeding the sup
ply. Chicks hatched in January and
Feburary so that they will have ten
or twelve weeks' growth are the kind
wanted for the broiler market. It is
estimated that it costs ten cents to
raise a chick to the two pound weighty
and broilers bring from thirty to sixty
cents each, so there is a good profit in
the business. An incubator to hatch
the eggs, a brooder for the newly
hatched chicks and a brooder house
are necessary. Try the business on a
small scale, learn how to handle the
incubator and brooder, and how to
feed the chicks judiciously and inex
pensively, and in a year or two ex
perience will show you how you can
raise broilers in quantities that will
pay a handsome profit. This is good
work for the farmer, for it comos at a
time of year when the farm work con
sists mainly of chores.-Atlanta Jour
No other flowering plant can equal
the tulip for effectiveness when planted
in beds. The large flowers with their
bright colors closely massed together
present a boldness and a beauty quite
impossible with any other garden
plant. In all the northern country
our gardens, the best of them, ave in
describably dull during the winter
months. What little we may do with
bright twigged and bright berried
shrubs and coniferous evergreens to
enliven the grounds, only accentuates
in a degree the general gloom of the
winter garden scenery. But on the
return of spring and the blooming of
the snowdrops and crocus, tulips and
hyacinths, the sensation received is
that of abundant and vigorous life; it
is light and joy where before only the
sustaining power of hope could alle
viate the prevailing darkness and de
Of all the spring blooming bulbs the
tulips should be planted in the great
est profusion and they should be
placed where they can best be seen
from the windows and from the street,
thus bringing into the strongest prom
inence the evidence of reviving nature.
Later in the season the garden has
other and numerous attractions which,
by their diversity, compensate for the
blaze of bright colors so desirable in
the early spring, and is afforded es1
pecially by masses of tulips.
When it is not desired to plant tn
lipsin special beds, they can be planted
to advautage in considerable masses
in borders, and they form a splendid
edging along garden walks planted in
double or triple lines.-Vick's ^Maga
Kerosene in Chicken Culture.
The cost of oil is the least part of
the expense of raising chickens arti
ficially; 100 can be hatched and raised
(fifty in a brooder) to the age of twelve
weeks, for not to exceed S2 for. oil.
Fifty chicks may seem a small num
ber for a so-called 100-chick brooder,
but it is cheaper to burn more oil and
avoid losing . them by overcrowding.
Unless the business is couducted on a
large scale, tlie item of labor will ex
ceed that for oil, eggs and feed.
Ordinary lamps should never be
used to heat brooders (they are very
dangerous) but such as aro made ex
pressly for the purpose, and have a
circulation of air over the oil chamber.
Do not allow them to get low in oil or
a crust to form on the wicks.
. There will be a steadier heat and
flame if the wicks are brushed off
twice a day. If much oil is used it is
cheapest to buy by the barrel, at from
six to eight cents per gallon, and the
empty Dr.rrel is worth l?jj?tf^jj^n
oil tank with pump^
keep the oil. The best should be
used (150 water white)? wicks should
occasionally be renewed, and all open
ings to supply air to the flame kept
free from dust or other obstruction.
Old gummy wicks, or such as have
scorched brown or black, are liable to
smoke and give little heat. They will
frequently start up a high blaze and
smoke some minutes after they have
seemed properly regulated. If not
soon discovered, the lamp chamber
of-the brooder will become festooned
with lampblack, which may take ?t?,
or the lamp get overheated and ex
plode, -Wm. v\ S.Beekmnn in North
I Potatoes Grown in Ridges.
It is from fOgTce of example and
habit rather than from closely study
ing tho subject that the great majority
of farmers plant potatoes in hills.
Wherever the crop is largely grown
for market, putting the potatoes " in
drills and ridging the soil over them
is found the more economical way, and
also to produce the largest crop. The
advantage of the hill method is that it
enables the farmer to cultivate the
rows both ways. But if he uses his
opportunity to ridge the potatoes when
covering them,and afterwards harrows
down the ridges; all the good eifect of
the crosB cultivation will be secured
andmore cheaply. The potato crop
witl be larger, and if care is taken not
to put in too much seed, there will be
a larger proportion of potatoes of mar
ketable Bizev '
Most of the liew variety of potatoes
bUDCh themselves in the hill,a.nxl with
most of them there is too much vacant
space between hills three feet apart
each way, which is the usual distance
for potatoes in hills. Ata distance of
fifteen to eighteen inches iu the rows
there will be a continuous mass of
potatoes, while if the row? ure two
feet ten inches apart the potato tops
will neatly meet between them, With
a potato coverer, drawing tho earth
from between the rows to the potatoes,
one cultivation should be made after
the potatoes are .up. This should,
withiu 24 hgnrs, be harrowed down,
going across the rows with a heavy
drag, which will leave the ground
nearly level again, and will greatly in*
crease the vigor of the potatoes. This
covering and harrowing must only be
done when the soil is dry. If rains
come so that tho soil would stick to
the potato leaves, it is best to do with
out this Becoud covering.
By keeping the cultivator at work
all the time, and running close to the
potatoes while the plants are small,
weeds can be kept down among drilled
potatoes as well as they usually are
when the potatoes are in hills. There
will be some weeds come up among
the potatoes iu either case. Wo have
always found some hand work needed
to remove these iu either cajo. But
it should be done while the plants are
small, and to remove those that es
caped being covered by the soil thrown
up by the cultivator among the pota
toes in the rows.
Not more than two good eyes should
be put in a place when potatoes are
planted in drills. If we could be en
tirely sure of the seed one eye in a
place will produce as good a crop as
any, with very few small potatoes. In
hills where the whole potato is often
planted the proportion of small pota
toes in the crop is too large to make
the crop profitable. - American Culti
IT WAS NOT I ' .c HIM.
The Wit'--'? "...atlon and tho Idfo
&>.? ?rayon Portrait.
We all know the guileful agents of the
'life-size crayon portrait" companies
of the frame-and-all-for-three-dollars
variety who infest our country seeking
to squeezeinoney from trusting inhab
itants and ruin their artistic tastes for
There was one "doing" a certain
district near by not long ago, and
among other victims he drew into his
clutches a certain widow whose hus
band had been dead half a dozen
years or so.
But she had a photograph pf him,
and delivered it and her order into
the agent's hands, after which she
possessed her soul in patience and
At last one day at the most oppor
tune moment possible, just when three
of the most curious and news-spread
ing of the neighbors were making au
afternoon call, the agent appeared
again, set a crayon portrait up against
the wall, and opened his mouth.
But before he had a chance to get a
word out of it the widow had marched,
in front of the picture, clasped her
hands, and exulaimed: "Oh, isn't it
. good-so very like dear Henry-don't
you think it's just wonderful, Laury?"
But "Laury" shook her head.
"No," she announced, "I don't
not a bit."
Her motlier threw up her hands in
dismay, and the visitors came to look^,
I admire and exclaim at the likeness,
but L' ura still stuck to her own ideas,
thereby calling down upon her head
tho wrath of her mother and the won
der of the other ladies.
That is, for a few moments. But
when the agent at last had a chance
to get in a word edgewise, he ex
claimed: "Of course it isn't like him
-it isn't like him at all-it's a man
that died down tt?e street a little ways,
and I just called in to tell you your
picture'd been delayed, and won't come
till next week," and, gathering up the
"other .mnn," he made his escape,
leaving the widow nearly prostrate
with chagrin, and the now victorious
Laury saying, "I told you so," as fast
as her tongue could wag.
An Impertnrbable Teacher.
A well known professor sometimes
became so much interested in his lec
ture that when the noon bell rang he
kept the class five orten minutes over
the hour.- Certain relentless spirits
among the students thought they
would give him a gentle hint, so they
bought au alarm clock, set it to go off
precisely at noon, and placed it on the
professor's desk when they came into
the next loctnre. They knew that he
was a little absent-minded, and ex
pected that lae would not notice it.
As the noon hour struck the alarm
went off with a crash,and those of the
class not in the secret started and took
in the joke at once. There was a round
of applause. The professor waitdd
until the alarm and the applause wore
over, and then said: "Young gentle
men, I thank you for this little gift.
I had forgotten it was my birthday.
An alarm clock is something my wife
has needed for our servant for some
time. It is a very kind remembrance
ou your part."
The professor then went on to finish
a demonstration interrupted by the
A Ventilated Shoe.
A ventilated shoe has been invented
in Cologne, Prussia. A steel spring
works a bellows between the heel and
sole, and every step the wearer takes
drives a stream of fresh air, through
'perforations in the inner sole,to every
art of tho foot.
?FOR WOMAN'S BENEFIT. I
Oar Noble Women.
The war has had its lieroinec ns
well as ito heroes. Annie Laurie
Early Wheeler, daughter bf General
Joe Wheeler, is oti? of tk?ni-.
fier devoted labors ?mon? our sick
Soldier boys in Oilba,- on the fever
laden Olivette coming home and now
in the general hospital tent at Mon
tank have finely illustrated the heroi?
sacrifice of whioh only tenderhearted
woman is capable.
Flor?n'c? Nightingale, immortalized
by her noble work as a nurse among
tho British soldiers in the hospitals
of the Crimea, has her American coun
terpart in Miss Wheeler. And she is
not the only one. This nation is aa
rich in noble women as it is in brave
men.-New York World.
Some Stylos in Vrncclot?.
Bracelets of the massive style are
seen in the bauble shops, a cat's eye
surrounded with diamonds, sur
mounted by a crown of emeralds aud
pearls, is a sample of the magnificence
of some of these " beautiful jeweled
bands. Three turquoises) opals and
pearlsj each encircled by diamonds
and placed in a" straight row at right
angles With the bracelet is a new de
sign. Bings in.this setting are seen
also. They look like marquise set
tings if tho stones aro small, and
when the baud of a ring is studded'
with jewels the effect is that of a glite
tering cro??? Hoops of Sev?u ston?s}
rubies and diamonds, emeralds aud
diamonds, or all seven stones a?ike?
are the handsomest of the simple
rings. Link bracelets are shown and
those of alternate opals and diamonds
are particularly beautiful Coral,
pink pearls, gray pearls and moon
stones are seen among the pretty odd
stones for bracelets and necklaces;
Trimming for Gowns;
Trimming for gowns has invaded
the domains of art needlework? ' for
merly only employed in household
decoration, and some of the conceits
of clever dressmakers are decidedly
original. Transparencies of lace to
imitate flowers is one of the latest
novelties, all the material required be
ing one-half inch insertion arid nar
row edging. The insertion is gathered
to form a round rosette with flat edges,
sewn on the material to be ornament1
ed, which is afterward cut away under
neath, and a disk of bright color in silk
or satin is substituted. Tho centre
of this is pulled through the point
where th9 gathers meet, to form a
piston, or, if preferred, a beaded xii*
nameut may ba substituted, after
which narrow edging is sewn in gath
ers around the circle formed by the
insertion. The leaves are made in
like fashion and lined with green
satin and the stems are made with a
lace figure cat ont and applied?-New
It has been untruly said that woman
has no original genius; she can copy,
but she cannot create. Invention is
responsible for tb.9 statement that
400 women applied for patents last
year. However, applying for a patent
does not always mean that an inven
tion is valid and workable. The pa
tent office of this country at once,
grants an applicant a potent, and then
leaves him io discover whether ho is
infringing m some one else's rights.
One young udy ir South Africa in-- ~
vented a patent curling iron, from
which she receives $500 a year. An- ;
other woman improved on baby car
riages aud gained a fortune of $50,
000. ' The ox-empress of the French
devised the crinoline,not an unmixed
benefit to humanity. One lady has
invented an appliance for deadening
the sound of car wheels, perfectly suc
cessful, and another has devised a
curiously ingenious paper bag making
machine. Then there is Mrs. Henry
Chetwynd's fire escape, a most in
genious apparatus, admirable in every
way as a means of saving life from
Heroine of Ivanhoe
Bebecca Gratz, founder of the Fos
ter Jewish home in Philadelphia,
whose portrait was unveiled in that
institution the other day, was the
original of Sir Walter Scott's famous
heroine Bebecca in his novel of'Tvan
hoe. " It was Washington Irving who
told Scott all about Rebecca Gratz, of
her many charms, personal and intel
lectual, and of her fiue character. Out
of these conversations Sir "Walter built
up his grand heroine in "Ivauhoe"
a heroine who has been known aud
admired by millions who never heard
of the original. Miss Gratz was loved
by a youth belonging to one of the
best families in the Quaker city, but
although she loved him in return, she
sacrificed herself to her religion and
refused to marry him. Matilda Hoff
man, the love of Irving's life, was
Miss Gratz's dearest frieud.
The beautiful Jewess was the
daughter of Michael Gratz, an Aus
train, who settled in Philadelphia in
1750 and engaged in the Indian trade.
After the revolution he acquired large
landed interests in many parts of the
country. Among thesve was the Mam
moth cave, in Kentucky. His daughter
was born in 1781, and lived to be 88
years old. Henry Clay paid her
marked attention. One of her aunts
married Dr. Nicholas Schuyler, and
was never forgiven by her family.
Miss Gratz was very charitable, and
founded many institutions, among
them tho Foster home. She was beau
tiful and highly cultured in every
way. The recently unveiled portrait
was painted by Thomas Sully and
copied by Miss Welheimina Loos.
The Ideal of Women's Clubs.
The improvement and reform of its
own members is the first considera
tion of the well organized club. To
make enthusiastic women out of those
of languid and weary mind, to help to
larger thoughts those narrowed by
long domestic toil, to put to practical
use the accomplishments and charms
of those of social grace or especial tal
ent, is what the club does when it at
tains its ideal. The educated woman
gives of her knowledge to the ignor
ant one, the talented lends to her of
poor imagination, and those who can
not give of their abilities give of their
attention. As appreciation is half of
the success of any achievement, it
must be iusisted that the listening
women have their distinct value.
Some women are opposed to the
admission of women who cannot im
mediately and brilliantly contribute to
tho entertainment of the members,
Bid there is no cause to quarrel with
clubs of this sort. If brilliant and
witty women wish to have an exclu
sive place of meeting, they have as
much right to their enjoyment as bril
liant and witty men. nor are they un
der obligations any more than are
these men to surround themselves
with a large number of quiet and tuft
'imaginative companions who would
nob understand the spirit nor the let
ter of their ambrosial afternoons. But
the work of tho large club of many de
partments is distinctively diff?reritj
and the woman untrained in thought
inexperienced in study and iii social
usages* ought to have ? place there-.
The club sliouid be her Bchdo?-, and
th? boauty with which she would be
come acquainted in the poetry-,. th?
musical and the art classes-, the habits
of systematic thought. she Would ?c
quire in the study class?s, and the
I courtesies, sile would meet with at the
?social gatherings, the tea drinkings
?and receptions would make up a de
: licit in her life. -Self-Culture.
j Points for Women Speakers,
j An impression gained at the Deli
ver meeting of t?l?b wonl?fi related t?
the appearance and Yoicedf the speak
ers heard there* In mauy who ad1
dressed audiences through that event
ful third week of June there was
room for improvement in both niatr
Thin, throaty voices, ot' naturally
good ones impeded or spoiled by too
tight dresses and too snug collars, or
faultily pitched, were heard more of'
ten than they should have been, o?
will be when Voice culture is properly
valued by club women.
To stahd, while speaking, with ease
to one's self and satisfaction to ou?'s
listeners is by no means a minor co?
sideration-. and ought certainly to be
regarded by the woniau who finds
herself often On the club platform;
What td wear j too; when facing an"
audience; m?y with propriety be con
sidered from the point of view of
those who will l?ok as well a? listen;
A witty woman oiice urged, ?t a cliii)
breakfast the cr?atidn? in the sister
hood, of a ?lub milliner-one wild
should provide the bonnets of the pr?
siding officer, suited to "long-range
inspection;" She pointed out; amid
much laughter aiid with great truth;
that a headgear that was becoming
and acceptable to its wearer looki?g
in the ulirror of h?r dressing room
was often an eyesore to the company
which later had it before them at quite
a different angle of vision.
Like tho bonnet, the gown also de?
Bei'ves some thought regarding its ef?
feet beyond the footlights, so to
speak. Much detail of trimming,
pronounced effects of fashion in mak
ing, too bright and too delicate colors
and'the like, are to be avoided;
These matters may seem non-essen
tial, and tiley are indeed secondary td
the vital fact that a speaker must have
something to say first of all, but t\u.y
have, nevertheless, a distinct value.
Women, too, are so quick to respond to
the exigencies of an occasion or a
oondition, they ave likely, as they
continue to be heard more aud mor?
in public, to show their appreciation
that such is the case.-Margaret Ham?
ilton Welch in Harper's Bazar,
New Fashion Fancies.
Black costumes are highly ap^
proved, also black with a dash of
The predominating note of the sea
son's styles would seem to be the cir
cular flounce. '
Ostrich tips and feathers still
abound, but from all oppearances they
will be used much more profusely on
the season's hats.
Ribbons are utilized in every way
for dresa trimming this season. The
narrow, one-eighth to three-sixteenths
of an inch wide, is used for embroid
ered effects on laces, cloths and siiks.
~U?signed for the maiden of unbash
ful 15 is a toilet of tucked muslin. The
bodice, sleeves, front and side panels
are of soft silk, frilled, and a ribbon
trellis adorns the front of the bodice,
whioh is held by a sash.
In Paris, having done long ago with
the wide hat and the forward pitch of
the brim, they are placing small ca
potes very far on the back of the
head. Whether we will follow this
initiative remains to be seen.
The newest corsets have straight
fronts and short busts, and are found
in many attractive styles of material.
Those in white and delicate colors,
showing Dresden figures and lace
garnitures, are especially dainty arti
cles of milady's toilet.
Long chains aro still worn and serve
to suspend a bag purse, a lorgnette or
a fan, being often allowed to hang
free, in which case they are much in
the way. They may also be used for
a watch chain, but the watch is then
tucked into the belt or bodice, of
A white kid hat is one of the novel
ties noted in millinery. It is one of
the new three cornered shape and sim
ply trimmed at the left side in frout
with a chou of some bright colored
ribbon and two or three long, curved
quills. Tiny bauds, of black velvet
ribbon ornament the crowns of such
"War Story Indigestion.
They were a lot of Regulars, sitting
around at the end of the company
'.Soy, fellows, you remember that
day we charged up San Juun Hill ?"
One of the Regulars got up and
"I came blamed near getting the
life plunked out of me that day."
Two more Regulars got up and
While we were still in the woods,
the bullets got to comin' 'round me,
ping ! ping i and I kinder thought
somehow I was bein' made a target of
by one of them Spanish jays up iu the
Another soldier left the group, and
only two remained besides the story
"So I sorter sneaked "around"
Only one was left now.
-"and up among the leaves of a
"Say, Bill," broke in the last maD,
as he rose from his seat, "if you've
got to tell that story, just wait until I
get to my tent, will you ? I've got
the same disease as the rest of the fel
lers-war-story indigestion-and I'm
?worse than usual this morning. Ex
cuse me, please," and he, too, walked
np the street.
"Well, this is the blamedest crowd
I ever saw !" the story-teller said to
himself, "but," reflectively, "the boys
ain't tellin' as muny stories as they
was."-New York Tribune.
A Fastidious Footman.
Recent proceedings in bankruptcy
have apparently been attentively
watched by at least one intelligent
footman. He has quite made irp his
mind that it is advisable to keep clear
of the service of "guinea pigs." In
a letter to a West End registry office
requesting to be put down for a va
cancy, Jeauies says: "Having been
accustomed to be with noblemen, I
should like to get into the service of
one, if possible, but not a professional
company director, as a future refer
ence from such might cond nee to my
detriment." It is to be hoped that
this fastidious man of plush will be
DU i tod,-Wc st minster Gazette,
Soft-Bodied Insects Which Eat Holes id Lir
' lag Animais' Horus.
A curious fact Which for many years
has proved ? bone bf contention
among soiehtifib men has ?just been de
cided. Sportsmen and naturalists
when hunting iii india and Africa"
have from time to time had brought
under their notice the horn? of various
species of deer and buffalo which have
been more or less perforated by In
sects. On careful examination lt was
found that the, little creatures which,
tunneled and made their borne in the
hard fibre of the horn were the cater
pillars, or larvae of a moth; belonging
to the same family as the common and
all too famili?r clothes moth.
Frorti their diminutive size, the
moths belonging tb this family have
received the name of tineidae, and it
has been observed that they are all
more or less glveh to making their
homes in strange places during the
larval stage of their existence. The
little larvae of dur old enemy the
clothes'moth, for instance, make, for
themselves protective cylinders out. of
the cloth they So greedily devour.
Sometimes these tubes present a
very curious appoarance( owing to
their haVIng enlarged as the insect
has grown and different Colored mate1
rials used for the new portions of the
old case. The larvae of another branch
of this family deck themselves out
with floral garments, the calyx of the
flower of th? common marjorairi being
a very popular dress, while others are
of a mining disposition and love tfl ex
cavate elaborate tunnels in the leaves
of the honeysuckle;
Strange as tkese habits appear; it is
yet more wonderful that a species of
these soft-bodied insects should be
capable bf boring so bard a substance
as the antlers of a deer. During the
forty-five or fifty years that these
horn-devouring larvae have "been un
der observation the various stages of
their existence have been successfully
noted, from the laying of the egg up
on the horn by the mother moth to the
final appearance of her offspring as '
perfect male and female Insects.
The larvae, on emerging froin the
egg, bore down into the horn, and
when they have eaten their fill and
are ready for their chrysalis sleep they
tunnel up to the surface, so that they
may have a convenient exit by which
to make their escape when the pupal
sleep ls over and they have become
T?nt, although so much of their iife
history was known, there still remain
ed one problem unsolved. This! knotty
question was that rio ohe kuew for
certain whether these larvae attacked
the horns and antlers of the buffalo
and deer while the animals were alive
or only after death. After many years
of speculation and conflicting opinions
It has at last been conclusively proven
that these insects do infest the horns
of living quadrupeds, for the news has
just come to hand that both the larvae
and chrysalis have been taken from
the horns within an hour of the death
of the animals to which they belong
An "Arizona.Hair Cnt.
"Doesn't it disturb you when they
have a shooting scrape next door?"
asked the tenderfoot who was under
going an Arizona hair cut. "Disturb
nothing?" answered the barber. "It
gener'Jy makes it easier."
At this juncture the shoe ting began
at Red Mike's saloon next'door. The
tenderfoot's hair rose on end, and the
barber trimmed it as expeditiously as
if ho was shearing a hedge-hog.
Hardships of Anny Life. .
From the Press, Milroy, Ind.
One of the first to offer their services for
the country la tho Civil War was A. It. Sef
ton, ot Milroy, Rush Co., Ind. Ho made a
good record. The life of every soldier is a
hard one, and Mr. Sutton's case was no ex
ception. "We woro In Tennessee, penned i
in on all sides. Our rations were very
senroe," suid he, "and we bud begun to go
on qunrter allowance, and as the rain was
not enough to replenish tho wells orstreams,
our canteens went empty. We were hur
ried on, and the only way to quench our
thirst was to go down on our hands and
knees and drink from tho hoof tracks made
Our Canteens Were Empty,
"Some of us were taken sick from the
.ilTects of thlH. I was laid up several weeks
In a field hospital from fever. From that
time I was always afflicted more or less.
"About four years ago I beoame mach
worse. Our family doctor seemed puzzled
over my case, and it began to look as If
there was no hope for my recovery, and
that thu Inevitable end was near.
"Last November I was advised to try Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills. The physicians said
they were an excellent modlolne, but would
do no good In my case. But I tried them,
and am glad I did, for I became better at
once. Eight boxes taken according to di
motions cured me. I used tho last ot tho
pills about a year ago, and have not been
troubled with my ailments since."
The power of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People In the vast number of dis
eases due to impure or poisoned blood has
been demonstrated in thousands of in
stances as remarkable as the one related
"Puffins answered an advertisement
in which somebody offered to sell him
the secret for preventing trousers from
getting fringes round the bottom."
"What did they tell him?" "To wear
Educate Your Bowels With Cascarets.
Candy Oatbartto. euro const!nation forever.
10c.ir)C. If C. C. C. fall, druggists rotund money.
A servant on a farm near Cnmbral, France.
lived 71 years with the same family.
I.ow-Prlcod Cotton Makes Low-Prlced
Buggies and Carriages.
Tho remark 18 often made, "How cnn you soil
a pood serviceable Top Bugpy for $36.00." Tho
farmer munt soil MB cotton from Slff.00 to $20.00
per halo when ho formerly Rot from $28.oo to
?moo. Wo must koop up with this decline In
nrlco, therefore offer you obnppy at fcsn.oo whtch
formerly sold from $55.00 to $C0O0. and one at
$1R.O0 and $50.00 which usually sold from $03.00 to
??SO 00. Your cotton samples Just ss good as If
priT ?-ns hipher. Our bugpies are Just as good
ns If von paid moro monoy for them. Wo sell
for rush because lt ls tho only way to make any
thing nt prices nsked for these poods. We can
po; youanvthlnp from $1.000 carrlape. $25 open
impey to a $10 road-cart, and can sn ve you monoy
If you rrlvo us th" opportunity. Wo have a few
Ladles1 ?nd Kents' Bicycles loft. Thoso whools
si!d for $50 first of tlilssonson: wo nowofTer them
'o- tho remarkably low price of $17.CO. Fully
guaranteed by iho manufacturers. Southern
Carriage and Wnpon Co., Henry L. Atwator,
Manager, Atlanta, Ga.
fiends at tho top for Its delicious aroma,
(.'oort as can be made. Try lt.
I nm entirely cured of bomorrlncce.of lunss
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I.i NT) AM AN. Bethany, Mo.. January 8. 1891.
Agitation is active In the Transvaal for the
Tio-To-Ilac for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure makes weak
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Tin? Hrltlsh. government has discontinued
InkiMfC admihtlun loos IQ HolvroQd pilao?, I
Never let blankets remain in service after ? they are
soiled. Dirt rots the fibre and invites moths.
Never wasti a blanket with any other than Ivory Soap.
Use warm (not hot) water and dry in a place where there
is no exposure to wind, sun, or too hot or cold air.
Blankets that have been improperly washed are hard
and coarse to the touch, when washed properly with
Ivory Soap they feel soft, warm and fleecy.
. IVORY SOAP IS 99^0 PER CENT. PURE.
Ctrprriflit, INO, bf Va Prtct* ? (Habit Gk, Clartnaad, ' .
EXPOSURE to WET INGOLD
TT AS proven disastrous to many women.
Wet feet and damp clothing chill the
A y entire system and the delicate female
organs ore at once effected. Painful,
Pro?ise/Suppressed or Obstructed Menses,'
Whites, Falling of the Womb, or some other
health-destroying disease is almost certain
to follow such exposure unless proper pre
cautions are taken. When any of these dis
eases appear women should begin the use of
I* will regulate the menses, cure all forms of
female dises-e, and give health and strength.
lt is used in the privacy of the home. No con
sultations. No humiliating examinations.
If there is any tendency td constipation or
indigestion take mild doses of .St. Joseph's
MY DAUGHTER SUFFERED INTENSELY
From female irroffdlaritiea. and had tried physicians and other remedies, but
could cet no relief, and we had despaired of her recovery. We werte induced to
tryGor?tle's Female Panacea, and I believe it saved her life. m '
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Gordon's Garden at Khartoum.
Gordon .has become a legend with
his countrymen, and they all but deify
him dead who would never have
heard of him had he lived. But in
this garden you somehow . came to
know Gordon the man, not the myth,
and to feel near to him. Here was an
Englishman doing his duty, alone,
and at the instant peril of his life; yet
still he loved his garden. ?
Th? garden was a yet more pathetic
ruin than the palace. The palace ac
cepted Its doom mutely; the garden
strove against it. Untrimmed, un
watered, the oranges and citrons still
struggled to bear their little hard
green Icnobs. as if they had been full
ripe fruit. The pomegranates put ont
their verralllion star-flowers, but- the
fruit was small and woody and Jnlce
less. Th.? figs bore better, but they,
too, were small and without vigor.
Rankly overgrown with dhurra,. a vino
still trained' over a low roof its
dwarfed leaves and limp tendrils, but
yielded not a sign of grapes.
It was nil gram, and so far vivid
and refreshing after Omdurman. But
lt was the green of nature, not of cul
tivation; leaves grew large and fruit
grew small, and dwindled away. Re
luctantly, despairingly. Gordon's gar
?en was dropping back to wilderness.
And in the middle of the defeated
fruit trees grew rankly the hateful
Soudan apple, th? poisonous herald of
. .'After I was induced to try CASCA*
BETS, I will never be witbout tbem In tho bouse.
My liver was In a very bad snape, and my bead
ached and I bad stomach trouble. Now. since tak
ing Caneareis. I feel Uno. My wife bas also used
them wltb beneficial results for sour stomach."
jos. KHEULING. 1121 Congress St., St. Lculs, Mo.
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HU- I UallAw gists to Ci:ULK Tobacco Habit.
Treatment of Mexican Prisoners.
The term of a prisoner in Mexico is
divided into three periods. The first
is occupied with penal labor, the sec
ond is spent in the training school,
with small pay, and the third is pre
paratory to freedom, with paid work
and many privileges.
Keen Vision of the Yultnre.
The eye of the vulture is so con
structed that it is a high-power tele
scope, enabling the bird to see ob
jects at an almost incredible distance.
Dost Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your life Awsj,
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Bac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
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STATE OF OHIO. CITY OP TOLEDO
FRANK J. CHENEY makes oath that he is tho
senior partner of tho firm of F. .1. CHENEY &
Co., doimr busings in tho City of Toledo.
County and Sute aforesaid, and th at said firm
will nay1 li? sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLA : .S for
each and every case of CATA HUH that cannot
bc cured by tho use of HALL'S CATARHH CURE.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and fubscrlhijd in ra;
(--) presenco. this Gth day of December,
(SEA L> A. D. 1886. A. W. GLEASON.
('-v-) Xotm-y Public.
Hall's Catarrh Curo is taken internally, and
act? directly on the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system. Send for testimonials, free.
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Sold by DruKuNtf, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best
IS JUSTASCOOD FOR ADULTS.
WARRANTED. PRICE 50ctS.
GALATIA, ILLS., NOV. 10,1KB.
Paris Medicine Co., 8t. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:-Wo sold Inst year, COO bott!PS ol
GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC and haro
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never sold an article that gave such universal sall?
f*cUoa as your Tonic Yours truly.
ABNEY. CAiut & Co
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