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A WOMAN'S WORD.
Strange, ain't it, bow a woman's word,
Her answer, yes or no.
Can plunge a heart by passion stirred
In ecstasy or woo?
Aa' that's jus', what's a-botherin' mo
ld give a world to know
Jes' what her answer's coin' to bc- ,
Tl! bet she says it slow.
I'd rather hear the doom o' death,
Twould be no harder blow, ?
Thia jes' the simple whispered breath
ier little answer, "No.
But then upon tb'J other side,
Altho' 1 ?Jare no guess,
Yet there's n hint she doesn't hWte
I httievo she'll uuswer "Yes."
it How Sile MW Him. I
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? BY CHARLES BATTELL LOOMIS. ?
Littlewood Phillips had been in love
with Mildred Farrington for two
.'years, "ever since he first w.ct her at
the Hollwell's card party. He had no
good reason to doubt that his love was
fetorned, yet so fearful was he that
h? had misread her feelings, so much
'did he dread her refusal of his suit,
that he had never hiuted that she-was
more to him than any of the girls he
met at the church sociables and card
parties in Newington. Innumerable
chances for a declaration of love had
offered themselves, for he . was , a
regular caller at the Farrington man
sion, but this youth was as devoid of
spunk as a hare, aud was no nearer
the RAIUI of his desires today than he
had oeen when,Cupid first aimed his
. dal t at him.
' ; So matters stood when a snowfall
- that brought sleighing in its wake*
visited Newington, and Littlewood
, berame conscious of the fact that he
had actually asked Miss Farrington to
take a ride with him. Of course he
must perforce bring matters to a crisis
now. He was afraid that Judge Far
rington would be asking his inten
tions,;'und it would be humiliating to
have such a question come before ho
could refer him to the girl for an
answer. No, beyond a doubt he must
pluck up courage to ask her to be his
wife ?i: else cease calling upon her
au "aj'f'irnative , that was hideous
errtjp.-gh to chill his heart.
l'he eveuiug was soon at hand. A
crescent moon shone in the east and
the stars were cold and scintillating.
H? walked to the live/y stable aud
?isked for the cutter, and a few miu
utcs later he was driving a handsome
chestnut to thi house where his
thoughts speutmost <-f tho time. Miss
Farrington kept him waiting a good
half-hour, but he rejected that it wns
the privilege of her glorious sex, and
it only made him love her the more.
If she had come oat aud placod her
dainty foot upon his nock he would
have been overcome with rapture. In
fact, in his present state, which had
also been his state for twenty-four
mouths, Little wo jd was not mauy re
moves from a calf.
It was cold waiting, so he got ont
and hitched' his horse aud paced in
front of her honse, her faithful sen
tinel until death-if need be. Not
that there was any reason to think
that his services wqtild be required;
but it pleased his solf-love to imagiue
himself dying for this lovely being of
whom his tongue stood in such awe
that it could scares loose itself in her
AtJast she appears. The restive
horse'slants his ears nt her and paws -
thegrohnd inadmiration of her beau*
For Mildred-was as pretty as regular
features, a fair skin and melting eyes
could make her.
Littlewood handed her into the
sleigh, stoppotl in himself, tucked ia
the robes and chirruped to the horse
That intelligeut animal did not move.
A flush of mortification o'erspread the
face of the would-be amorous swain.
A balky horse, and at the start! What
... -chance would hs have to deliver his
precious message that was to make
two hearts happy? He clicked again to
the hur.se, but again the horse con
tinued to stand still.
'Toil might unhitch him, Mr. Phillips.
That would help," said Mildred iu her
sweet voie .
"Oh, yes-t-to be sure. I must
have tie! him. I moan I-e;--I-di
-I think I did hitch-er-"
^j'^Thjece sjeams tb have been a hitch
somewhere," she answered.
He stepped out of the sleigh and
looked over his shoulder at her in a
startled way. Could she mean any
thing? Was this enoourageme.it? Oh,
no. Jt wa? too soou. (Too soon,and
he had been in love "two. years!) He
unhatched" the'hdrsc and once more
placed himself beside his loved one.
The frosty night seemed to have set
a seal npou her lips, for as they sped
over the crouching snow and left the
_town behind them she was silent.
' "Fniust have, offended her. I've
probably made a break of some kind,"
said Littlewood to himself. "How
un'ortunate. But I must tell her to
night. It is now or never. This at
tention is too marked to pass as a
mere courtesy of the winter season.
She knows I never took anybody but
my mother sleigh ridiug before."
Then bogan the process of nerving
himself to the avowal. He ground
his knees together until the bones
allied. His breathing was feverish.
"Mnin-Mildewed -I mean Mil
dred." And then he stopped. He had
never called her Mildred before. Ho
had never calle "I her Mildowed,either,
but that was accidental, and he hoped
(hat she had not noticed the slip.
"I have something of the greatest
importance to say to you."
Did he imagine it, or did she nestle
closer to him. He must have been
mistaken, and to show that he was
quito sure he ?dged away from her as
. mich as the somewhat narrow con
fines of the sleigh would allow.
"What do you wish to say, Mr.
"Mister" Phillips. Ah, then she
was offended. To be sure sho had al
ways called him that, but after his
last remark it must have an added
"I-er-do you like sleigh riding?"
"Why, of course,or else I wouldn't
. Did she mean that as a slap at him?
Was it only for the ride and not for
his company that she had come? Oh,
he could never make au avowal of love
after that. He knew his place. This
beautiful girl was not for a faint
hearted caitiff like himself.
"Nun-nun-no, to be sure not. I
-er-thought that was why you
Mildred turned her gazelle-like eyes
upon him. "I'm afraid I don't under
That settles it. If she didn't under
stand'hrnr when he talked of nothing
in particular, he must be very blind
to his utterance, and he could never
tr/jst his ongue to carry such a heavy
fi eight as a declaration of love. No,
tnere was nothiu : to do but to post
pouo it. After al!, her house was the
best place for it.
The horse sped r.n, past mantled
-aeadews ??d through pine woods full
of filtered moonlight, and Mildred
drank in the beauty of the scenes and
wished that it were decorous for
woMea. to propose.
The uight was ravishing-, the sleigh
bells jinglad harmoniously, the horse
swept oil with steady.rhythuiic stride,
and under the influence of sw<;dt sur
roundings Mildred at last said, point
edly; "Is it so that more people get
engaged in winter thau iu summer?"
She blushed as she spoke. It was uu
maidenLy, but he was such a dear
gunlp. Now he would declare him
self. But she did not know the capa
bilities for self-repression of her tv. o
He said to himself: "What a slip,
what a delightful slip! If I were nu
principled I would take advantage of
it and propose, but I would bitterly
reproach myself forever, whatever her
answer was," so he said, in as matter
of-fact tone as ho could master when
his heart was beating his ribs like a
frighteued cageliug: "I really can't
luswer on", but I'll look it up for
"Do. "Write a letter to the news
Her tones were as musical as ever,
but Littlewood thought he detected ?
sarcastic ring in thein,and he thanked
his stars that he had not yielded to his
natural desire to propose at such au
"What was that important thing
yon Avanted to say?" asked Miss Far
rington, after several minutes of
silence, save for the hoofs and the
ruuuers and the .bells.
"Oh, it wasn't of any importance.
I mean it will .keep-I-er -I was
thinking of something else."
"I thiuk you have gone far enough,"
said she, innocently, look'ug over ber
shoulder iu the direction of home.
Maybe the return would loosen his ob
His heart stopped beating and lay,
a leaden thing, in his breast. Had he,
then, gone too far? What had he
said? Oh, why had he come out with
this lovely being, the mere sight of
whom wns enough to make any one
cast all restraint to the winds and de
clare iu thunderous tones that he loved
"I thiuk that we'd bettor go back,"
he said, and turned so quickly that he
nearly upset the sleigh. "Your mother
will be anxious."
"Yes, when one is accouutable to
one's mother oue has to remember
time. I suppose it is different when
one is accountable to a-"
"Father?" said Littlewood, asin
"No.that wasn't the word I wanted.
Could Mildred love him if <? gave
mauy more such proofs of being an
"No, husband is what I want."
Littlewood's brain swam. He had
been tempted once too often. This
naive girl had innocently played
into his bauds, and now the
F.ubicon must be crossed, even if its
angry waters engulfed him.
"Pardon nie, Miss-er-Mildred"
he did not say Mildewed this time
"if I twist your words into another
meauiug, but if yon -er-did-er
want a husband-do you think that I
A head nestled on his shoulder, a
little hand was in his, and when he
pussed the Farrington mansion neither
he nor she knew it.-Chicago Record.
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
Comfort is tedious when it lasts too
Cleverness is serviceable for every
thing, sufficient for nothing.-Amiel.
A descent provision for the poor is
the true test of civilization.-John
Great works are performed not by
strength but by perseverance.-John
The common opportunity comes, ?3
the divinest 0])porti nity in the whole
history of the world came, cradled in
Kiud looks, kind words, kind acts,
aud warm hand shakes-these are the
secondary means of grace when men
are in trouble, and are fighting their
unseen battles.-Dr. John Hall.
I have no doubt that much sorrow
might be prevented if words of en
couragement were mbre frequently
spoken, fitly and iu season; and there
fore to withhold them is sin. -C. H.
With consistency a great soul has
simply nothing to do. He may as well
eoueern himself with his shadow on
the wall. Speak what you think now
in hard words, and tomorrow speal
what tomorrow thinks in hard words
again, though it contracts everything
you said today.-Emerson.
It is the little words you speak, the
little thought you thiuk, the little,
thiugs yon do or leave undone, the
little moments you wastoor use wisely,
the little temptations which you yield
to or overcome-the little things of
every day tL.U are making or marring
your future life.-Light on the Hid
The present consequences of our
conduct are not all wo have to
meet. The Hues of moral and spirit
ual law mustruu ou through all worlds
and states of being. The change
which is made by dro?)ping the body
cauuot arrest the effect of deeds done
in the body- So far as those deeds
were done by the mind and will, they
work their results in the mind and
For the world to say, and for us to
hear, nothing better thau "Enjoy!" is
to turn the relation between the world
and mau iuto something hardly better
thau that which exists between ihc
cornfield and the crows.He who i?
alwayshearing and answering the call
of life to be thoughtful and brave and
self sacrificing, he alone can safely
hear the other cry of life temptiug him
to be happy and enjoy.-Phillips
To Be Cheerful.
The sovereign voluntary path to
cheerfuluesSjif onr spontaneous cheer
fulness be lost, is to sit up cheerfully,
to look round cheerfully, and to act
and speak as if cheerfulness were
already there. If such conduct doesn't
make you soon feel cheerful, nothing
else on that occasion can. So to feel
brave, act as if we were brave, use all
our will to that end, and a courage-tit
will very likely replace the fit of fear.
Again, in order to feel kindly toward
a person to whom we have been inimi
cal, the only way is more or less de
liberately to smile, to make sympa
thetic inquiries, aud to force ourselves
to say genial thiugs. One hearty
laugh together will bring enemies into
a closer communion of heart than
hours spent on both sides in inward
wrestliug with the mental demon of
uncharitable feeling. To wrestle with
a bad feeling only pins our attention
on it and keeps it still fastened in the
mind, whereas if we act as if from,
some better feeling, the old bad feel
ing soon folds its tent like an Arab
and silently steals away.-Professor
William James, in Scribner's.
HINTS FOR HOUSEWIVES
?Ue itt the Sick Rooiri.
Tile khowledge of how to keep ice
in the sick room may be of service in
saving life. A deep tin pan or pail
should be taken, aud a piece of flan
nel so .fastened over tho top that it
will sag in the middle, but not enough
to touch the bottom of the pail. A
good-sized piece of ice can be placed
iu the flannel aud completely wrapped
iu its folds so that no air can reach it.
Small pieces of ice can be broken oft*,
using a hatpin.
Heliotrope Sachet Powders
An excelleut formula for heliotrope
powder is as follows: One-quarter of
a pound of pulverized orris root? one
quarter of a pound of dried rose
leaves, two ounces of tonquiu (ground
fine), one ounce of vanilla, oue-eighth
of au ounce of grain musk and two
drops of attar of almonds. By sift
iug through a sieve the ingredients
will become thoroughly mixed The
most practical sachet bags alie mnde of
thin chiua silk aud absorbent cotton.
Th? New Soul Pillow.
A brand new idea in sofa pillow cov^
ers is 'the old fashionod- worsted
worked canvas cover. Tile design
varies, The swellest is considered to
be oue's family coat of arms or crest,
if fortunate enough to possess one.
This may be sketched by au artist in
the proper colors and done over with
worsteds in the simple stitches
with which our grandmothers used to
work their samplers, eombinod with
newer and more elaborate conibiua
tions to obtniu the desired shadings or
accentuate the lines of the design.
Those who have no right to use a
coat of arms or crest, aud'very few
there are who cannot scare up some
thing to which he may managt) to lay
claim iu a forty-second cousin Bort of
way, may use his monogram. Or If
the pillow is for the college boy, hi.u
college colors, pennant or yell may bo
portrayed in dashing design and ap
propriate colors in the same manner.
Of course, the college yell has rather
been lost sight of nowadays for the
warwhoops of the recent and present
uupleasautness with the nation which
claims to have discovered us and
The flags of all couutries, or the
flags of our navy, or a combination of
the stars and stripes with the Cuban
flag, or any and all of them, aro
worked out in the same cross stitches
on canvas aud adorned about the
edges with immense heavy ropes or
cords made to order aud containing
'breads of every color in the body of
The easiest pillow cover, however,
and the most popular of the present
moment, is the simple flag-each side
a complete flag, and instead of the
shape being square, the pillow is made
tho shape of the flag, so that Old
Glory need not be changed or mutil
ated by the new use.-New York
In Case of Fire.
Thc /verbial ounce of ])revention
is worm several pounds of cure in
case of fire.
"When a fire occurs, by splashing
and spraying burning articles with a
solution of salt and nitrate of am
monia an incombustible coating is at
This is a preparation which should
be kept on hand, and is easily home
made at trifling cost. Dissolve twenty
pounds of common salt aud ten pounds
of nitrate of ammonia in seven gal
lons of water. Pour this into quart
bottles of thin glass aud you have fire
grenades at hand in case of need.
The bottles should be tightly corked
and sealed to prevent evaporation, and
when there is a fire they must be
thrown in or near thc flames, so as to
break and thus liberate the gas con
tained, to ct?eot the desired result. At
least two dozen of these bottles should
be ready iu case of need.
It is well to remember that wrier
poured on boiling oil is only fuel to
the flame; scatter flour over the oil
and the blaze will be speedily ex
Salt thrown upon a firo-for in
stance, if the chimney is burning
will help to deaden the blaze. If
chimuey flues were liued with vitri
fied drain pipe, which are quite inex
pensive, the chimneys would be abso
lutely lireproof. An outward covering
of some fireproof, rrstprcof, nou-:ou
ductiug jackets on the hot air pipes
would not ouly be a very good pre
cautionary measure, but would .save
heat now radiated from the tiu.
A silk handkerchief dipped in water
is the best thing to wrap aboui the
month and nostrils to prevent suffoca
tiou from smoke; failing this a piece
i.f wet flannel or cloth will answer the
Should the smoko fill the room be
fore you can get t) the window, wrap
a blanket or woi'en garment about
you, with the wet cloth over the ittce,
drop on the bauds and knees and
crawl to the window. Smoke "goes
first to the top of the room and to tho
floor last, so that, some time is thus
It is well to remember that there is
no more danger in getting ont of a
high window than out of one ou a first
floor, if there is nerve and cool deter
mination to hold on to tho rope or
bidder. Don't try to slide down, but
go hand over hand, keeping the body
near the wall, and break the slide by
scraping the feet along the wall.
Dandelion Salad-Wash thoroughly
one quart of white dandelion; pick
out the leaves and roots beforehand;
drain and place in salad bowl. Add
a tablespoon ul and a half of sweet
oil to a little salt and pepper Mix
thoroughly, pour over the salad and
Splitters-Four cups of flour, two
cups of cold water, three-fourths cup
of shortening-butter and lard-tWo
heaped teaspoonfuls baking powder,
saltspooniul suit. Koli into a sheet
less than one-half inch thick; cut into
rounds aize of a bowl, bake on a well
greased griddle to a light brown. Split
and butter while hot, and serve at
Cranberry Dumplings-Make a good
rich dough as for apple dumplings or
baking powder biscuits. Cut in
squares and put in the centre of each
a half-cup of cleaned cranberries and
two heaped teaspoonfuls of granulated
sugar. Pimm the edges of the dough
together, aud steam one hour. Serve
with a good boiled saucs. They can
be baked, if so pref erre 3.
Plain Cake-Cream together in a7i
earthen bowl two cupfuls of sugar,
and one-half cupful of butter. Add
the yolks of three eggs beaten light,
three cupfuls of flour which has beeu
sifted twice with two teaspoonfuls of
Dream of tartar, one cupful of sweet
grille in which one teaspoonful of soda
has been dissolved, and a teaspoonful
of lemon or vam'"' . Eoat thoroughly,
l?on fop1 '. lightly the whipped
whiten the eggs, and bake in a
Attempts tb eniplby electricity in
stimulating plant growth appear td
have met with some success; Doctor
Stone, bf th? Massachusetts Agricul
tural college, reports that in the case
of 20? OOO plants experimented with}
the results show that germination is
accelerated by the application of elec
tricity, although the beneficial effect*
is obtained Only within certain limits
determined by experiment;
G?tta percha is iibw ?t tile highest
price in its history, arid ? questio?
has arisen as to where the supply
would come from in case it is decided
to build a cable across th6 Pacific
ocean from this country to bur new
possessions in the Philippine Islands.
So short is the supply of gutta percha
that cable people say that if this cable
is laid it trill be the l?st one that will
be laid Until somo neW insulating ma
terial is discovered that will take the
placo of gutta per cud;
The average duration bf hiinidn life,
according to Professor Warren, is
about thirty-three years; One-fourth
of the inhabitants die" before they
reach their seventh year, bne-half be
fore their seventeenth yean Of every
one thousand persons only one reaches
the age of one hundred years; bf every
one hundred only six reach the ttgo of
sixty-five, and not more than one in
five'hundred lives to see the eightieth
year. There are about 1,500,000,000
inhabitants on the globo. Of these
fifty million die every year, 137,736
per day, 559? per hour, about ninety
per minute, or three in evory two
It has recently been shown in sonre
investigations dealing with the bacte
rial diseases of plants that tho suscep
tibility of a plant, stich a3 the- potato,
to bacterial infection varies not only
wita the variety of the potato, but
??so with the mode of cultivation.
For example, certain chemical man
ures increase the susceptibility, tvliile
others, such as phosphates ana com
mon salt, serve to decrease it. The
typhoid bacillus will attack potatoes
with great energy if their resistance
bas becu reduced by treatment with .
au alkaline solution. The experiments
were carried on with potatoes grown
on soils variously treated, and then
inoculated with different micro-organ
A familiar belief that Russian ex
plorers hr ve ^rovon to be an error is
that the ?Teat Gobi desert in Asia is
?in arid waste. Instead of being a
sandy waste, Obrutscheff tells ns, it is
a steppe-like plateau, with numerous
hills and valleys that have been pro
duced by erosions since it rose from
beneath the sea, aud with enough rain
and snow in years to give a growth of
grass sufllcieut for vast herds belong
ing to waudering Mongolians. In the
most barren part of the caravan.-route
from China to Urga, over which yearly
pass 100,000 camels loaded with tea,
the wells are mostly not more than
twenty or thirty miles apart. It-was
in this desert that once swarmed the
hordes of mounted barbarians that
threatened China, leading to thc build
ing of the great wall, 1200 mile? long.
Au investigation was recently car
ried on by Professor Grehaut with a
view to determining ine products of
combustion of illuminating gas under
various conditions. The formatic ?I.
carbon monoxide was given particular
attention on account of its poisonous
qualities, and the effect of-small trac?s
on the health was studied both by
physiological and by chemical methods.
The results of the experiments showed,
that in the uso of au ordinary bat-wing
burner tho amount of thia gas pro
duced was ?n'actically inappreciable,
but that it was evolved whenever a
gas flame happened to strike an obsta
do within a short distance of the ori
fice through which tho gas issued,
'1 hus an ordinary incandescent burner
would give oli* traces of the gas, while
in a gas stove attention should be paid
to the upward draught. It is stated
by the investigator that no burner in
common uso gives off enough carbon
monoxide to render necessary any pre
cautions, and that leaking pipes or
fittings, may introduce more of the
gas into n room than would be evolved
by any burner.
The KnilroA<l und tho Farmer.
The railroad is of tho greatest ser
vice io thc iariner.and here the patent
System is most intimately connected
with its institution and development.
The railroad ships live cattle and per
ishable fruits aud vegetables from dis
tances that would be inpossible with
the old methods of transportation, be
cause such products would perish on
the way, and, besides carrying more
stable products, it brings the farmer
his implement and fertilizers. In
fact, if he had to haul all his products
by wagon, many large areas in this
country could not be worked, because
they are so far from the markets that
the cost of shipment in tho old way
would be prohibitive. The railroad
puta the farmer in touch with the
consumer, no matter what distance
may separate them. Indeed, tue rail
road and steel steamship opon to the
American farmer the whole world as a
market. The steel steamer is much
more economical than the wooden sail
ing vessel which it has supplanted,
because it is several times larger,much
safer aud faster than the sailing ship,
and yet it requires a smaller crew and
a shorter period of time to make a
trip, resulting in a great saving of
wages. The farmer gets tho benefit
of these differences in lower transporta
tion. -Scientific Americau.
A .Sniokelesa-Povder Cane.
One of the most unique caues ever
designed for an American officer has
just been completed in San Francisco.
lt is made of government smokeless
powder and is to be presented to Cap
tain Charles O'Neill of Washington,
D. C., chief of the bureau of ordnance
of the United States navy.
The cane is a beautiful rich brown
in color, with a highly polished - sur
face. It is finished with a heavy ?old
handle, decorated at the curve with a
raised and elaborate monogram of the
letters "C. OW." Ou the end of the
handle is the Latin inscription, "Scipio
in pace, in bello fulmen" (a staff in
peace, a thunderbolt in war). A solid
silver ferrule encircles the lower end,
and upon it is engraved the apt warn
ing, "Cave ignem" (beware of fire).
Well may the owner of this cane be
ware of fire, for though this particular
brown powder, so powerfully destruo
t?ve when confined iu a cannon, is
harmless when ignited in tho open, it
ts very inflammable and will burn as
readily as celluloid and with much
t he same effect when a blaze is applied
to it. The warning upon tho ferrule
io intended as a caution not to use the
cane as a poker. For all ordinary
purposes the pecnliar stick is both
useful:.-id ornamenta!.-San Francisco
An Historic Disaster.
.Th? recent disastrous wreck of th?
Stella on the Casket Rocks recalls a
long Hst of casualties on the same dan
gerous reef. Historically; the Caskets
?r'6 famous as the cause of the disaster
which changed the success bf the Eng:
ilsh Crown, and brought upon th?
cbuhtry all the misfortunes of a long
civil war. It was in the year 1120 that
?rinc? William, son of Henry the
First, sailed for England from the port
of Barfleur, on the Channel Coast,
near Cherbourg. The wind was fair
for crdssihg, probably from the south
west; The mariners seemed to hav?
madfe a westerly course in dreier mor?
fensily to fetch an English port, prob?
biy that of Wareham, and carried by
a strong tide or current, struck th?
Casket Rocks. The ship soon went to
pieces, but the Prince was put into the
long boat, and was clear of thb ship,
whe? hfe ordered the rowers to put
back to save his sister. The crew and
retinue erbwded on board the boat; and
she sank and all were drowned. ?
butch?r' bf Rouen was the only person
who survived. He clung to the mast,
and was taken off next morning by
"Victoria Gotting Young.
Ihvl?wbf tho fact of tho Qucon's approach
lng riait tb tho continent, J?ngllshmeu aro
especially Interested lu hbr majesty's health.
Jt ls announced that her hearing has grown
acute and' her eyesight keener. Youthful
faculties In old ago depend merely upon the
health. Tho blood Should ho kept pure nnd
tab Stomach sweet with Hostottor'a Stomach
Bluers. It cures Indigestion, constipation,
biliousness, nervousness, lirer and kidney
trobbles, os well as malaria and fever and
ague. It keepB peoplo young.
The Lieut. Governor of South Carolina when
presiding wears a purple robo of office.
tfo-To-llac for Fifty Cents.
G?arahteod tobacco habit cure, makes weak
men strong, blocd pure. SCc, H. All druggists.
An electric Aro engine is ono of the new
attractions of Paris, lt runs '?ii miles an hour,
before a Fat"
Some proud people think they are strong,
r?dtciile Ihe idea of disease* Heglect health,
lei the blood run down, and stomach, kid
neys and lever become deranged. Take
Rood*S Sarsaparilla and you <will prevent
the fall and save your pride*
Baying Cats Wholesale.
Dr. J. B. Kinnaird, one of the prom!
nent physicians of Lancaster, says thal
in 1849 a European tobacco buyer was
In Garrard, stopping at a house neal
tho headwaters of Sugar Creek, an im
portant shipping point, and one day ac
old man from Casey County, who hap
pened to pass by, asked the European
whose name was Billy Walls, what he
was buying, when he laughingly an
Bwered: "I am here buying cats tr
ship to England." "What are yoi
paying for them?' "Ten cents apiece.'
The Casey mau pursued his journey
and going to his native county he gath
ered up every cat within its borden
that the owners would give up, anc
with bis four-horse team pass?e
through Lincoln aud Boyle, adding tc
his stock of cats, till at last woodei
cages full of felines were piled as hlgl
upon his old government wagon ai
they could be kept on, and arriving a
Mr. Walls' bonrding-house in Garrard
he said: "I have brought you then
there cats we were talking about, ant
I have in that old wagon 1,100 (elevei
; hundred) of the best rat-catchers ii
Kentucky." The European gentlemai
saw the joke was on him, and h
handed over $110 "amid the grea
laughter of the crowd that happenec
to be present. The cats were liberate!
at once, and they Jo say there hasn'
been a rat in that portion of Ken
tucky since.-Harrodsburg (Ky.) Say
TBE EXCELLENCE OF SYKUP OF Ri!
is due not only to the originality ant
simplicity of the combination, but als<
to the care and skill with which it ii
manufactured by scientific processe:
known to the CALIFORNIA FIG SVRUI
Co. only, and we wish to impress upoi
all the importance of purchasing the
true and original remedy. As th<
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactur?e
by the CALIFOKNIA FIG SYRUP Co
only, a knowledge of that fact wil
assist one in avoiding the worthies!
imitations manufactured by other par
ties. The high standing of the CALI
FORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. with the medi
cal profession, aud the satisfactior
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makei
tho name of the Company a guarantj
of the excellence of its remedy. It h
far in advance of all other laxatives
as it acts on the kidneys, liver anc
bowels without irritating or weaken
ing them, and it does not gripe noi
nauseate. In order to get its beneficia1
effects, please remember the name ol
the Company -
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN" FRANCISCO, CnL
:.0CISVILLE, KT. JFEW YORE. Ii. Y
WANTEn-Cass of bad health that RTP-A-N
will not benefit. Send S cts. to Ripant Chemic:
Co, New York, for lu tramples and louu testimonial
Fate of Non-Combatants io War.
Modern warfare entails less sufferini
on the part of non-combatants. It i
said that Germany has not even yet re
covered from the Thirty Years' Wai
which brought desolation to a grea
part of Europe. During that conlllc
battles occurred once in about thre
years, whereas in the Franco-Pi jssli1
struggle engagements took place ever;
second da}*. It is a tendency of mod
ern warfare to hasten results, battle
following at ciose intervals, so tha
peace ls soon reached. Contrary t<
the popular impression, the number o
troops engaged in modern battles I
not greater than in those of ancien
times. At Plataea 300,000 Persian
fought against 110,000 Greeks, ant
over 1,000,000 men were engaged at Ar
bela. In the battle of Lelpsic mor<
than 486,000 took part; the number)
eugaged at Solferluo were 300,000, a
Gettysburg 186.000, at Metz 500,000.
Xew York World.
To caret 01
X?!* X"X* ?X-*!- ?X-X^X-X' * ?X-X .
I Paying Double Prices
for everything li not
pleasant, is it? But
?* Machines, Organs and Pianos.
Y What do you think of a fine
Y suit of Clothing, made-to-your.
*J measure, guaranteed to fit and
Y expr?s* vaid to your station
Y for $5.50? Catalogue No. ?7
'?* shows 33 samples bf clothing
'?* and shows many bargains In
y Shoes, Hats ana Furnishings,
y Lithographed Catalogue Nd.
? 47 shows Carpets, Rugs, Por
y tieres and Lice Curtains, in
Y hand-painted colors. We pay
Freight, sew carpets free, and
furnish lining without charge.
What do you
think o f a
tor for 53.95 ?
that's whit Voil are
doing, if you don't buy ?
here. Did vdu think it V
*V^4 possible to buy a ?50.00 v
? Bicycle for $18.75? Cat- y
alogiie No. 59 tells all 9
about Bicycles, Sewing 6
Il is but one of over 8000 bar
gains contained In our Gen- .-,
era] Catalogue of Furniture .',
and Household Goods.
We save you from 40 to 60 2
per cent, on everything. Why
buy at retail when you know ,?,
of us? Which catalogue do A
you want? Address this way, ,?,
^JULIUS HINES & SON, Baltimore, Md. Dept. 301Y
' Grandfathers' Clocks ?f To-dayi
There were made iii old times some
fine grandfathers' Clocks with musical
attachments, a music box contrivance
that w?s operated by a separate move
ment and made to play at the hours.
Such clocks sometimes come In to be
repaired, but they could scarcely be as
musical as the modern grandfather's
clock, equipped as it is with a set of
chimes. The modern clocks aretmade
In many styles, chiefly, however, In
colonial and other old designs. There
are used for the chimes tubular bells,
whose form adapts them perfectly to
the space ar command within thc
clocks tali case. The quarter, the half
hour, the three-quarters and the full
hour are marked most musically OD
these chimes with one, two, three and
fout rounds respectively^ and then
comes the hour, struck oh another bell,
the most musical of all, with a sound
like that of some deep-toned bell far
Such clocks are sold as articles of
ball furniture and for their timekeep
ing qualities as well, for use in both
city and country houses. In cases of
rich mahogany and of dark oak, per
fectly finished, they are many of them
beautiful. Grandfathers' clocks with
the modern improvements sell at $150
to $600 each, and they are articles of
"Rather costly, aren't they?" asked a
man who was looking at a long row of
these clocks standing side by side in
the establishment where they are sold.
"Why,no!" was tho response. "What
could you possibly get for the
money that would furnish a hall better
or give more pleasure or be more use
ful ?"-New York Sun.
Burglars in Evening Dress.
Quite the newest thing in burglarious
operations is the robber in evening
dress clothes. Not long since four men
in very low-cut vests and swallow-tall
coats drove up in a carriage to the
front of a flat building on the South
Side. Those who happened to see them
enter the building never for a moment
supposed that the men were other than
evening callers who had dropped In for
a few moments to see some friends..
No one who saw them would have en
tertained for an instant the idea that
they were burglars. The carriage and
the attire of the men made a complete
blind. Leisurely and quietly the men
robbed thc flat on the third floor and
drove away unmolested. The success
of this novel system of conducting a
burglary created such wide comment
that* it is very doubtful if the dress
suit will be of much assistance to the
original burglar in the future.-Chica
As She Understood lt.
"Clara Jane," said the returned
soldier, whose heart was beating tu
multuously, "you musk pardon me if
in my confusion, I gave you the mil
itary salute when I came in."
"But you didn't, Oscar," shyly re
I plied the maiden, ?who had formed a
' crude idea of the military salute from
what she had read about Hobson,
Beauty ls Blond Deep.
Glenn blood moans n, clean skin. No
beauty without it. Casearots, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keepit clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving nil im
purities from the body- Begin to-day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Casearets,---beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c
A Frenchman proposes to print papers by
exposing the original copy to the X-ray.
Try "TIz-n-Kuro" for Dyspepsia.
This ls a grand new remedy for all stomach
troubles. Mnny people suffer all the timo,
when they nan easily bo relieved and cured.
This remedy is In tnblot form In a small box
easily carried In Ibo vest pocket, ready nta mo
ment's notlco to bo taken when distress '.s felt.
If your druggist does not havo lt send 25c, or if
you prefer to try it first, 6eud for freo sample.
Tizakuro Co., Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Cncoannts come from the East Indies. West
Indies and other islands near the equator.
Educate Yonr Dowels With Casearets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forovor,
10c, 25c. If C. C. C. fall, druggists refund monoy.
By experiments with ball bearings on
streetcars tho saving of power was 25 percent.
Hall's Cntarrh Cure is a liquid and is taken
internally, and acts directly on tho blood and
mucous surfaces of the syst?m. Write for tes
timonials, free. Manufactured bv
F. J. CHENEY <fc Co., Toledo. 0.
A threo-day trial of heavy traffic vehicles
will begin at Liverpool. England, July 31st.
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your Life Away.
To quit tobacco easily and forover, bo mag
netic, full Of lifo, nerve and vigor, take No-To
Bac, the wonder-workor. that makes weak mon
strong. All druggists, 50c or SI. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York.
Hazel nuts crow In Europe. Russia, Asia'
North Africa and Ncth America.
Skin Diseases In Young or Old.
Totter, Eczema, Ringworm, and kindred trou
bles, aro cured by Totterino. Sold nt druggists
for 50c. a box. or prepaid for same price by J. T.
Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga. Voluntary letters
blessing us for cures, from all over the country,
aro on Ale, and we are glad to show thom.
Lot3 of people are willing to do any kind of
work, but really want an easy job.
Mrs. WinMow's Soothing Syrup for children
toething.soitens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain.cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
Fits permanently cured. No lits or nervous
ness aftor first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. 82 trial bottleandtrcntisefree
BR. R. H. KLINE, Ltd.. 031 Arch St., Phlla., Pa.
I believe Piso's Cure for Consumption saved
my boy'slifolastsummer.-Mrs. ALLIE DOUG
LASS. Le Roy. Mich., Oct. 20.1801.
Queen Victoria's Dressmaker's bills would
be modest for a woman in ordinary society.
To Care Constipation Forever.
Take Cascareis Candy Cathartic. 10c or 25c.
If C. C. C fall to cure, druggists refund money.
Nothing boros a man moro than an expla
nation of something about to be explained.
money refunc[e4 by your j
A FUTILE EFFORT.
Witherby Thought He Was Safe, hat He
Forgoi tile Flaxseed.
"I have not a moment to lose."
As Witherby whispered these words
to himself he hurried off his walking
shoes, and, encasing his feet in noise
less slippers, stepped softly to the
head of the stairs and listened intent
ly. Yes? she was busy in the kitchen.
Rapidly going to the linen closet, he
Opened the door furtively and gazed
within. There, amid a ghostly array
of bottles, he detected his old ene
i les, the camphorated oil, turpem
i t e, and Mother WInklenod's sure
cure for coughs. There, also, re
posed the deadly box of double
strength mustard plasters that,
even as he gazed, drew tears to his
eyes. With the cool Intrepidity of a
brave man in the face of danger,
Witherby gathered the whole mass of
carboiated mixtures, syrups, boxes,
bottles and powders into a great paper
bag, ?hd, with the training that yet
lingered from his days on the baseball
field, threw his burden with straight
aim out of the back svindow in co the
open mouth of a walting ash run.
"There," he muttered, triumphantly,
"if this cold develops during the night
my wife won't have a chance to try
any of these remedies on me." '
lt was two o'clock in the morning.
In spite of his utmost effort, Witherby
had sneezed one moment before. Mrs.
Witherby, like a white-robed guardian
angel, stood instantly at his bedside.
"? knew that cold was coming on,"
she said, with a joyous, therapeutic
"Nonsense!" replied Witherby.
"Can't -a man sneeze? Besides," he
added, securely, "there isn't a thing
you can do for me. You've tried about
everything on me." '
"No I haven't," replied Mrs. With
erby, with a glad smile and a brooding
hen manner that boded no good to the
victim. "I haven't tried flaxseed. For
tunately, I bought two pounds to-day,
and it's downstairs in the kitchen now,
and HI have a red-hot plaster on your
chest in ten minutes."-Life.
Oa tbc Anions Bench.
One of the great magazines accepted |
a sonnet from an unknown author
the first manuscript he had submitted
to IL A check was inclosed in the
letter of acceptance. '
Then the author sat down and
He waited for the sonnet to appear.
After three years-during which per
iod he was a regular purchaser of the
magazine-he ventured to call the edi
tor's attention to the <"act that the son
net had not been published.
The editor replied, in substance, as
"Dear Sir: We cannot say when
your poem will appear. There are just
075 ahead of it, and we only give place
to three poems a month. It will come,
however, in its regular order."
Then the author went out and fig
ured just how old he would be when
the 975 were exhausted, and rolled up
his sleeves, and went to work, and
shook the dust of literature from his
poetical feet-Atlanta .Constitution.
Friend-Your war drama seems to
be all right so far as it goes, but when
it's put on the stage the whole won't
be fifteen minutes long. Yon sai'I it
would consist of five acts, but here
you have the whole thing corjiuded
in the first-act.
Playwright-Oh, yes, that's merely
the fighting part of it.. It's not quite
finished yet. The other four acts will
consist of the war investigation.
Do Yon ic Feet Ache and Burn ?
Shake into your shoos Allen's Foot-Ease,
a powder for tue feet. It makes Tight or
Now Shoes feel Easy. Cures Corns, Bun
ions, Swollen, Hot, Callous, Aching and
Sweating Feet. Sold by all Druggists,
Grocers r Shoe Stores, 25c. Samplo sent
FREE, i Mress Allen S. Olmsted, LoRoy,
N. Y. _
A balf-miliion-dollar electric cotton mill
is to be erected ia North Carolina.
If you are young you nat
urally appear so.
If you are old, why ap
Keep young Inwardly; we
will look after the out
You need not worry longer
about those little streaks of
gray; advance agents of age.
will surely restore color to
gray hair; and it will also
give your hair all the wealth
and gloss of early life.
Do not allow tile falling of
your hair to threaten you
longer with baldness. Do not
be annoyed with dandruff.
We will send you our book
on the Hair and Scalp, free
Wrlia to tho Dootor.
If you do not obtaiu all t!:e bene
fits rou expected trota the uso ot
tbe vigor, write tho doctor about lt
Probably there Is como difficulty
with your general system which
may bb easily removed.
AddroSB, DR. J. C. AYER.
^r??St5$> jo why not try it
[LZTTZR TO UBS. PINXHAX KO. 26,785]
4 ' DE AB MBS. PTNKHAM-I have many,
many thanks to give yon for what your
"Vegetable Compound bas done for me.
After fijTst confinement I was sick for
nine years with prolapsus of the womb,
had pain in left side, in small of back,
a" great deal of headache, palpitation
of heart and leucorrhoa. I felt so
weak and tired that I could not do my
work. I became pregnant again and
took your Compound all through, and
now have a sweet baby girl. I never
before had such an easy time during
labor, and I feel it was due to Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. I
am now able to do my work and feel
better than I have for years. I cannot
thank you enough." - MBS. ED. EH?
UNGER, DEVINE, TEX.
- Wonderfully Strengthened.
" I have been taking Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, Blood
Purifier and Liver Pills and feel won
derfully strengthened. Before using
your remedies I was in a terrible state;
felt like fainting every little while. I
thought I must surely die. But now,
thanks to your remedies, those feel
ings are all gone."-MBS. EMILIE
SCHNEIDER, 1244 HELES AVE., DETROIT
Mamma-Bessie, how many sisters
has your schoolmate?
Bessie-He has one, mamma. He
tried to fool me by saying that he had
two half-.listers, but he didn't know
that I've studied arithemetic.
The life of a Maine man was saved
by a newspaper, which was wrapped
around his body and prevented him
from freezing. These newspapers are
always making it warm for somebody!
USE CERTAIN CORN CURE.
" For six yearn I -.va? a. victim oi'dys
pepnia in its worst form. 1 could cat no: tin.?
but milk toast, and at times my stomach would
not retain and digest even that Lust March I
began taking CASCARETS and since then I
have stcadQy improved, until I am as weU as I
ever was In my life." .
DAVID H. MDRPHT, Newark, O.
Pleasant, Palatable. Potent. Taste Good,. Do
Sood. Never Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. 10c, 25c. 50c.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
Sterling Remedy Coapanj, Clileag?, Veelreol, Keir Veril. 311
MA 7?1 RAP Sold' and guaranteed br all drag
?3U0 3 U-Dteb Kisia to CUKE Tobacco Habit.
Are the best. Ask for them. Cost no more
than common chimney?. All dealers.
PITTSBURG GLASS CO., Allegheny, Tm.
THE ONLY PRACnCAl METHOD ???
quin Cabbtt7e Bug ls described In: "The U?e of
tho Gasoline Torch In Fighting Insects," a book
written and copyrighted by Fred Heinlein, Mt.
Vernon, 111., which win bo malled on receipt of
10c. T jo method lt describes will bo found to be "
also toy far thoelmplrs. ?ray of fishtla* Cirtae?-"
hugs, Squash bugs. Plant Llco and Scale Insects,
CK AM'S MAGNIFICENT TWENTIETH
CEN rU KY MAP OF UNITED STATES and
WORLD just completed. Largest, latest and
most accurate map over printed on one sheet
In the world. Shows all recent changes. Sells
at sight Price low. Exclusive territory given.
Bltr profit to salesmen. Also Handsomest Line of.
Low-Prlced. Quick-Selling Books and Family
Bible? ever offered. Address H?DGINS PUB
LISHING CO., Klser Building, Atlanta, Ga.
Hartford and Vedette
Public appreciation of the un
equaled combination of quality and
price embodied in these machines
is shown in thc present demand for
them which is entirely without pre
Ohainlsss, . . . $75
Columbia Chain . . 50
Hartfords, . . . 35
Vedettes, . : $25,26
A limited number of Colombia, Models 45, 46
and 49 (improved) and Hartfords, Patterns 7
and 8/ at greatly redaocd prices.
. 8EE OUR CATALOGUE.
J POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Conn.
BRISTLE TWINE, BABBIT, &c,
FOR ANT MAKE OP GIN.
ENGINES, BOILERS UND PRESSES
And Repairs for 6ame. Shafting, Pulleys,
Belting, Injectors, Pipes, Valves and Fitting?.
LOMBARD IRON WORKS & SUPPLY CO.,
over 20 degrees colder than B?BBT
used In refrigerators Just ilko I On ff
" a perfect substitute lor ? w T
SEND FOR CIRCULARS. AGENTS WANTED.
UNIVERSAL REFRIGERATING CO.,
202 Flashfug Avenue, BROOKLYN, N. Y.
Thompson's Eye Water
If afflicted with
sore ?yes, use
U 8* \? I <v3 I quick relief ?nd cara* wont
uso*. Book of testimonials and IO dara' treatment
7 reo. St. E. H. CHE ;N'S SORB. BOX D, Atlanta, fla.
?'?i Pl SO'S - C?R'Ei'FlOR
CURES WrltRE ALL ELSE FAILS.
I Best Conga Syrup. Tastes Good. Usc
in time. Sold by druggists.
* ?? 1 ? EEZE - H
M CONSUMPTION. Y
MENTION THIS PIPERS
Regulates the Bowels,
Makes Teething Easy..
TEETHINA ReMes tte
Children of Any ige,
I Costs Oaly so Cents.
'Ask Tour Druggist for li.