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THROUGH THE MESHES OF WINTER.
Through the meshes of winter she slipped
From ont some radiant south;
Boo breathed a spell from her flower-shaped
And the round world dreamed of May.
. The birds dreamed softly of nesting-time,
' The bare earth dreamed of flowers,
The brook!&glad. dream was a merry rhyme,
But the best of the'dream was ours.
-For the song ot the wind swept Into our
From the first pink dawn it blew,
And we dreamed we laughed in the sunshine
When joy and the world were new.
Bot the day passed by on folded wing,
. And our dream is ashes of rose.
Till over the threshold ot winter snows
She sbalrsmile from the heart of Spring.
?-Alloe Kai barine Fallows, In Harper's
. Bazar. ^ v '.' -
jfflSS THOME'S W?LL. j
Lawyer Northbrooke had just driven
away from Glenthorne, and Elizabeth
Everill stood for a moment on the
broad terrace, and then, with a sigh,
turned and eutered the house. Only
that day her aunt, Miss Matilda
Thorne, had been buried, and Mr.
Northbrook^ had come down from Lon
don to read the dead woman's will. It
?was simple enough, and those who
had knqwn Miss Thorne intimately
hardly wondered at its wording:
"To my niece, Elizabeth Everill,
provided she marry a man of title, I
will and bequeath all my worldly pos
"And if I do not marry?" Miss
Everill had asked.
"Toa retain your inheritance," the
lawyer answered with a smile. "Miss
Thorne dre v np the. will herself, and
it-is deficient on that point."
Elizabeth's mother, Miss Thome's
lister, had run off with Pani Everill,
the organist of the church, before she
was 18. Her father had forbidden her
name to be mentioned in his hearing,
and' at his death Glenthorne had
passed to Matilda unconditionally.
She had held no communication with
her married sister till she read in a
news paper of the death of Pani Ever
ill, and then she had paid one visit to
the dismal London lodging where Mrs.
Everill lay dying. There had never
been mach love between the sisters,
bat Miss Thorne was willing to take
her sister's daughter under her care.
So, when the organist's wife was laid
beside him, their only daughter had
been brought to her mother's home.
Masters and governesses had been
employed to perfect her education,and
ber aunt had never wearied of instal
ling a love of wealth and power, and
a . horror of poverty inte the girl's
mind. That her words had not fallen
on barren ground she would have un
derstood could she have known her
niece's thoughts that evening.
She was thinking of a scene that
had taken place there just five years
Some old paintings had been sadly
in need of the attention that only a
skillful hand could give, aud Miss
. Thorne had heard Bal ph Crosby favor
ably spoken of, and had asked him to
do the work. Elizabeth had been much
in the long portrait gallery while
Balph Crosby talked and painted, and
at length he had forgotten that be was
only a straggling .artist and she the
niece of the wealthiest woman in the
country and had spoken his love. Miss
Everill.. could still remember the
haughty stare and mocking 'smile of
her aunt, when she spoke of her love
forBalph." . ?
..Lovel Your mother loved Paul
Everill, I suppose, auu you know
something of her life. - But maker
your own choice. Marry this young
man if you wiil, bnt not ono farthing
of mine "will be yours. "
And the girl had lain awake till day
break thinking of the sordid sur
roundings amid which her childhood
had been "passed, and of the poverty
for which she had such a horror, till
at last she resolved to answer "No"
to her lover's pleading.
She winded even now as she re
called the grief that struggled with a
contemptuous pity for her reasoning
when she told him the next day that
she could not be a poor man's wife,
and remembered the few bitter words
that fell from his lips as he turned
away without' seeming to see her out
stretched hand. In the last few days
she had thought once or twice, in a
va^ne way, that if Glenthorne should
chance to be hers she would find a
way of letting him know that she
loved him still,that she had loved him
"Aridnow-and now," she said to
herself, while the shadows grew deeper
in the corners of the wide library,
"an insurmountable barrier divides,
us." She clasped her hands tightly,j
and, with eyes that were dimmed by
tears, gazed : '"to the glowing embers. -
"Oh, Aunt Matilda, your very kind
ness is but cruelty. I wonder where
Balph is now? Oh, I almost wish I
was a poor girl today. And yet, no
I couldn't bear that!"
And the latter reflection was con
stantly passing through the girl's
mind as time wore on. It was very
pleasant to be mistress of the great
house and to have money to command.
Under her rule Glenthorne became a
very pleasant place indeed; and be
fore tho year was ended it was
whispered that Lord Arthur Kendal
was very much in love with her.
. Elizabeth heard Balph Crosby's
name mentioned several times later,
when she went to London. He was
occupied upon a work that was
make a name for him, some said.
O hers hinted that he was ill; sud Miss
Evori'.l wondered that her heart
should beat?' quickly at the sound ol
his name. She had resolved to accept
Lord Arthur. He was rich-mnch
richer than she-and quite at the top
of the social ladder. Certainly she
did not love him; he was hardly a
man whom any woman could respect.
Anyhow she did not respect him, and
yet she would marry him They were
uncongenial spirits, she knew, but
what of that?
In suoh ? mood she was going one
sight to a great ball given by one of
the most fashionable women in Lon
don. Lord Arthur would be there,
sad probably she would say "Yes" to
his pleadings that night She rather
thought she would as she stood be
fore a mirror when her maid had given
the finishing touches to her toilet
She ?had on a new white dress, and
pearls were on her neck and amid
her.dusky, hair; she was radiantly
"Six years ago!" she muttered.
"Six years and more since the day
Balph Crosby said--"
She turned away. Now and again
a feeling came over her that she could
not understand-a feeling that her
wealth and her beauty were not to
bring her happiness; and she had
grown impatient with herself for feel
ing so. Generally at such times she
was even gayer than usual, and when,
some boars later, Lord Arthur sat by
her side ia a convenient recess in
Lady Javenell's conservatory, he felt
th&t he could almost die for her.
"then was something in her be anty
that night-a saunes? in the dark eyes
behind their mirth-that he could, not
'.Elizabeth," he whispered, "say
.Yes!'"and just thon the sound of
voices readied them.
"And Crosby, the artist, you knowv
"Quite. He consulted Beynolcis
yesterday, his case is hopeless."
"Poor beggar! What will he do?' *
"I don't know. He hasn't a penn; u
He has never steadied himself to wor k
for years. Somebody told me of a
girl who jilted him, or something."
Miss Everill rose.
"Lord Arthur, I hope you wifll
never speak to me like this again'"
Lord Arthur bowed. He knew tKat
further pleading would be useless.
Very early on the following mo ru
ing Miss Everill'a carriage stopper1! at
Balph Crosby's chambers, and I liz
beth was informed that he WOB at
home. She tTave no name, but-entered
the room whore ho was.
"It was a voice that he had not
heard for Six lo ng years, but- he re
cognized it at o ace, and turned his
sightless eyes toward her.
"Elizabeth!" ho cried rapturously,
opening his arms, nud in an instant
she was folded in th em.
' 'But you must nof, Elizabeth, " ha
said later, "you musv not sacrifice all
"It is no sacrifice," she replied,
composedly; "but I am dreadfully
afraid that I had to ask you to marry
me! I wonder what Mr. Northbrooka
will say when he hears of this?" and
"What fools women'are!" was what
the old lawyer said on being apprised
of it, and he drew a large envelope!
from among a number of papers that
were in a largo box before him.
It was addressed, in Miss Thome's
very masculine cnligraph, to himself,
and written in one corner were the
"To be opened in the event of my
Inside was a will, properly signed
and witnessed, and the old lawyer's
face cleared as he glanced at it. There-,
was also an open letter addressed to
Miss Everill. N
"If you have sold yourself, my
niece, take the price of your slavery.
If you have been honest enough to
marry for love, take your reward. In
either case Glenthorne is yours." j
"Heaven bless me!" the lawyer ex- i
claimed, "Heaven bless me! There's ?
no understanding a woman! I'm
heartily glad, nnyhow; and now 1
must go and tell these two that they
won't be beggars after all,"
I JUSTICE IN JOLO.
The District Cillers Power or rife and
Death Over HU Subjects.
The social system among the Moros
is much more primitive than it is
aniong the greater part of the other
Philippine races. A chief, or dato,
controls a district; he has his own
particular followers and his slaves.
Besides these, he may command all
the mev bf his own district in time of
war. H.? also has the right of life
and death over his subjects. For in
stance, a fow weeks before we arrived
in Jolo, Da.'o Jokaniue hud occasion
to execute o.ne of his followers. The
man had been intrusted with money
belonging to t?ie dato. The first time
he came to his chief and said:
"0 great ami benevolent dato, 1
have gambled away thy money; for
"Very weil," said the dato. "See
that it does not happen again."
Once more the retainer came, say
"0 great and benevolent dato, again
I have gambled n.way thy money, and
again I beg thee An thy great mercy
to forgive me."
"This is the secor/.d time I have for
given thee," said Jokanine, "but
the third time, I warn thee, thou
Yet again the unfortunate mau re
turned without the mon ey he had col
lected for the dato.
"0 dato," he cried, tttrowin^ him
self at the feet of bis chi sf, ' i have
Binned again and taken thy money.
"Cut him down, " said the dato to
one of his men-at-arms. The man
offered no resistance and was cut to
pieces with one of the great knives of
Another story which shows well the
authority of the dato over his people
is worth the telling. It seems that a
blacksmith had. been making love in
a quiet way to a member of tlie harem
of Dato Jokanine. Jokanine k'uew of
this, and came to the man's smithy
oue day. The smith was just finish
ing off a large barong.
' * "Let me see that knife," said Jok
anine. Then, running his finger
along the edge, he added, "It seems
sharp; may I try it?"
"Certainly, dato," said the unsus
pecting smith. Without a moment's
hesitation Jokanine raised the knife
and split the smith to the chin. The
right a master has to kill a slave is
therefore no stronger right than th nt
exercised by all the datos and the sul
tan over the lifo of every man in Sulu.
Mind your faults before telling me
The way to be safe is never to be
He that sows thorns should never
Diligence overcomes difficulties,
sloth makes them.
Silk, scarlet and velvet have put
out the kitchen fire.
Laziness travels so slowly that pov
erty soon overtakes him.
Let not your tongue give evidence
against your understanding.
Be civil to all, sociable to many,
familiar with a few, friend to one and
enemy to none.
Think of three things, whence you
came, where yon are going and to
whom you must account
The honest man takes pains and he
enjoys pleasures; the knave takes
pleasures and then sutlers pains.
When a friend deals with a friend'
let the bargain be well penned that
they may continue friends to the end.
A wise mau will desire no more than
what he may get justly, use soberly,
distribute cheerfully and leave con*
tentedly. * ?
Nell--Mad at him? Why, he wrots
a lovely poem to her.
Belle-Yes, but she never read it.
When she saw the title of it she tove
the whole thing np in a flt of anger.
You see, ho called it "Lines on
Mabel's Face. "'-Philadelphia Catholic
Standard and Times.
In the Island of Ceylon there are
only 6000 Europeans as against 3,250,
? .raith (after the performance)
W ?11, old man, what did yon think of
Jones-Great! That chnrch scene
( was the scene of realism.
Smith-So it was. I actually went
f io sleep while it went on.
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j ?pie Uas been perfected. In naval war lt is
?xpc?ted to mako tho torpedo boat almost
?nf ?llible. In this respect lt will equal the
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ness, malaria levee and ague. Everyone
weds lt and all druggls.s sell it.
Thirty-six foreign vessels, having an ag
gregate tonnage of 57,556. met with disaster
in American waters last year.
Ton't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your Life Away.
I o coir lobacco cnslly and forover, be mag
netic, full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To
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' China's new railroad from Canton to Kan
kow, which, with its brances, will be 1,000
miles lone, is to be built entirely by Ameri
The Best Prescription for Chilla.
and Fever ls. a bottle of GROVE'S TASTELESS
CHILL TONIC. It ls simply iron and quinine in
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Arch a eological Congress.
A Conerpss of Chinese archaeology ls to be
held at Rome aft er Easter under the auspices
of tho highest ecclesiastical authority. Tho
Congress will OD tu on Easter Tuesday, April
17th, 1900. _
To Cure < ionRtipntion Forever.
Take Cascnrets Candy Cathartic. 10c or 25c. j
If C. C. C. fall to cure, drugglstsrofundmonoy.
Cake Was Loaded.
The Rev. Dr. W. R. Richard, of I'lalnflold, N.
J., wa< ina1 ried recently. When the brido
cut the cake she fr ?'und In tho bottom of lt a bag
containing ?1.500, nb ich h?d been contributed
by tho parishouers.
"Never Do Things
Sometimes the condition of
your health could be de
scribed as hdf-sick and half
well. You may not be ill
enough io go io bed but too til io be happy
or efficient in ivjur home or your business.
Why not be wholly <zveU? Your drugged
oui, tired feeling is due to poor blood und
nothing else, blake your biood rich by us
ing Hood's Sarsaparilla. It ivorks to
perfection; there is nothin\j like H.
Tired Feeling - "J?fy husband
'would come home from <u>ork so tired he
could hardly move Ke began taking
Hood*s Sarsaparilla, and ii cured him. It
cured my girl's headaches." Mrs. A. J.
Sprague, 57 O?h St., Fall Iftver, Mass.
Hood'? PiHscnrellvet Hie; the non-ln-llntlng und
only cathartic tu take with Hood's Sarannarllln,
Character in Finger Nails.
In days when superstition was more
prevalent than it is now the shape and
appearance of the finger nails were
considered to have reference to one's
To learn the message of the finger
nails it was necessary to rub tlieni
over with a compound of wax and soot,
and thea to hold them so that the sun
light fell fully on the m.
Then, on the horny, transparent sub
stance certain signs and characters,
were supposed to appear from which,
the future couhl be interpreted.
Persons having certain kinds of nails
were credited with the possession of
certain characteristics. Thus a man
with red and spotted nails was sup
posed to have a hot temper, while pale,
lead-colored nails were considered to
denote a melancholy temperament.
Narrow nails wt?re supposed to be
tray ambition and a quarrelsome na
ture, while round-shaped nails were,
the distinguishing marks of lovers of
knowledge and people of liberal senti
Conceited, narrow-minded and obsti
nate folk were supposed to have small
nails, indolent people fleshy and those!
of a gentle, retiring nature broad nails. ;
Why trifle with health
when the easiest and
surest help is the best
known medicino In the;
j Lydia E71>inkh^^
BS known everywhere and
thousands of women have
been cured of serious kid
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Mrsm Pinkham's meth
ods have the endorse
ment of the mayor, the
postmaster and others of
her own city m
Her medicine has the
endorsement of an un
numbered multitude of
grateful women whose
letters are constantly
printed in this paperm
Every woman should read
Mrs* Pinkham advises
suffering women free of
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wonderfully. They are a great help In tho family."
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FOR FARM ?ND GARDEN
Int tm inc; Fowls.
To fatten your fowls, give them
cora meal mash arid whole' corn, and
keep them from working. You should
keep your house clean and free from
lice. Yon can keep lice out by keep
ing the house whitewashed and the
nests well sprinkled with sulphur.
Keep the roost clean and wash it with*
kerosene once in three or-four weeks.
Ferns ns Bonse Finnis.
A well grown, thrifty fern makes a.
beautiful house plant, but delicate and
tender kinds are not suited for parlor
or sitting room. One great advantage
of ferns as house plants is that they
do not require-in fact, do not like
much direct sunshine, although they
do require plenty bf light. The ma
jority of ferns thrive best in a com
post of turfy loam, old leaf soil and
loam, and some sharp sand. Gross
growing ferns nie benefited by a litr
tie manure. If succulent drainage is
given they can hardly be over-watered;
but the most important requirement
of ferns is to have them sprayed over
head two or three times a week.
When to Subsoil.
Whether or not subsoiling will im
prove the ground depends altogether
upon the character of the soil and also
upon the amount of rainfall during the
growing season. In dry sections
where the subsoil ia very compact,
BubBoiliug is usually profitable. The
breaking up of the impervious sub
surface layer lessens evaporation from
the surface of the soil and provides a
large storage place for moisture in the
npper few feet of soil thus loosened.
The roots of plants are better able to
go downward and Becure the neces
sary plant food and moisture. If the
soil is moderately loose, with a sandy,
open subsoil, this method of treating
the ground is not profitable. The'h,.
too, if there is sufficient moisture al
ways available during the growing
season, it is not necessary to subsoil.
Try the subsoil plow in a limited way,
carefully noting the effects, on subse
quent crops. You will then soon be
able to determine whether or not sub
soiling is profitable.-New England
Lime in the Garden.
Usnally the garden soil is full of
humus, and lime may be used on it to
good advantage. Lime is one of those
clements of the soil which is essential
to the growth of plants aud trees, and
wheo it is properly used a vast differ
erence in the growth of the vegetation
is noticeable. All farmers and horti
culturists use it iu many ways, but it
is probably as often abused as used.
The full and direct effects of lime
upon plants under all conditions have
not yet beeu fathomed, but enough
knowledge concerning its general ef
fect is possessed for one to use it in
telligently on many crops. In the
vegetable garden lime is invaluable.
It is the bedt preventive and check for
mildew on cucumbei-3 and diseases of
potatoes. As soon as the cucum
ber vines show sigus of the dis
ease, the powdered lime should be
sprinkled over every part of the plants
that are affected; and the operation re
peated* after rain so long ns there are
any signs of the mildew. If. one
watches the plants early in the spring,
and applies the lime as soon as the
disease manifests itself, it will never;
be allowed to make much progress,
but sometimes in the case of plants
being nearly dried up with the disease,
the limo will give them new life and
growth.-Farm, Field and Fireside.
Glanders in Horses.
Glauders in horses and mules are
liable to occur at any time, and there
have beeu recent reports of the dis
ease in certain sections. It is ordin
arily a fatal disease, only a few cases
iu mau or beast ever having recovered.
It is such a dangerous disease that
treatment is too full of risk and too
uncertain to be warranted. The pro
nounced syn^itonis are tubercles on
membrane of the nasal passages, and,
when these break down, there is a
discharge of pus from one nostril and
a swelling under the lower jaw. Ibis
swelling is usually about the size of a
walnut, is tender to the touch, and
not very firmly connected.
The disease in some horses does not
make rapid progress, but remains sta
tionary, giving no evidence of being
dangerous. But such cases are ex- j
ceedingly dangerous and are often the.
cause of spreading the disease broad
cast Horses have been known to
have glanders in a mild form for a
long time, to keep in good order and
work right along, the real trouble
never being suspected. In advanced
stages of the disease Bores may appear
on the surface of the body. These are
stubborn, discharge pus and can not.
be healed. Farcy, which is caused by
the same germ, is indicated by farcy
buds-swellings on the skin, usually
on the legs-which break and dis
charge freely. The legs swell and be
come a mass of sores. Animals that
even slightly show any of these symp
toms should be immediately isolated
until the character of the disease is
determined. If it is glanders, kill the
animal nt once, and wash the stables
and everything with which the horse
has come in contact with a solution
composed of one ounce of corrosive
sublimate iu two gallons of water.
Wash several times at intervals of two
or three days.-Agricultural Epito
Importance of milk Veins.
An examination of the stomaoh of
an average cow that is producing milk
will reveal thereon, extending from
the udder along each side, a milk vein
about one-half inch in diameter.
These milk veins, at thu point most
distant from the udder, pass through '
what are called the milk wells in the
walls of the abdomen. These orifices
through which th? veins pass should
be of good size, thus permitting a
strong How of blood through them.
As a rule, the greater the milk se
creting power of the cow, the larger
and more twisted of outline will these
veins be. In such a case the cow may
have three large veins, the third being
a shorter one between the outer two,,
j and branching over the udder and on
I the belly immediately in front of the
j former, mny be fouud quite a number
of very pronounced smaller veins.
These veins extend in no definite di
rection, being usnally very irregular
j and somewhat knotted. The develop
ment of these blood-vessels becomes
most pronounced with age, although,
there is a noticeable difference in their
size and extent in young heifers.
The writer has seen cows with re-|
markably large, long, elastic veins, i
which extended from the udder and
I disappeared high in the armpit at the
j front lea,. Such veins may measure
an iuch in diameter, and on compres
sion with the fingers exhibit great
Writing of the milk vein, nearly
twenty-five years ago, Hazard stated
that, if largo and tortuous, with a
considerable opening through the
muscles of the belly to admit of its
passage outwards, it is frequently
.connected with a rich ndder; but far
greyer reliance can be placed on the
network of veins seen beneath the
skin over the forequarters of the ud
der. This characteristic is little no
ticed by authorB.and dairymen or deal
ers in cattle rarely speak of it. But
both the veins and the udder itself,
and thoso which pass upwards behind
towards* the tail, when large, are sure
tests of a competent milker.
Scientific ?.rm in cr.
Scientific farming is farming in nc
cbrdnnce with nature's immutable
laws. That is what farmer? have been
trying to do since the very first be
ginnings of the industey. These laws
men have measurably learned by ex
perience. Should each depend ou his.
own experienca for the kuowledge
needed to guide him in his industry,
he would not learn in his lifetime the
alphabet of farming. He has uncon
sciously benefited from the accumu
lated experience of ages. Could he
not benefit more, now that so much
has been learned, by frequent farmers'
meetings, discussions of methods and
exchange of experiences?
Farmers should learn the objects
and appreciate the value of the agri
cultural experiment stations. The
object of the station is to ascertain
what crops, and what particular
variety of crop in its own state will
give the best results, how they can
best be cultivated, protected from
damage by drouth or insects, cared for
during and after harvest; how the
vaines iu the soil may be maintained
at the least cost, and what manures,
commercial fertilizers or crops will
best maintain fertility; what is the best
rotation of crops; what varieties of
fruit to plant, when to plant and hov/
to care for them by culture, manuring
and pruning; how to feed livestock to
obtain the most and the best quality
of meat at the least cost and in the
shortest time; how to do best all the
many necessary things in the care of
the dairy herd and the making and
care of dairy products. These are
only some of the matters which the
stations are investigating with a scien
tific and practical training and with
such equipment as can only be had at
such public institutions. Each inves
tigation entered upon is followed up
persistently until results are obtained
that enable the station to say ia its
bulletin thereon something that has
practical value to the farmers, and
the officers of these stations are al
ways glad to give freely the informa
tion thus obtained to the farmers who
will take the trouble to apply for it.
The farmers themselves could extend
the value of this experimental work
by organizing local farmers' associa
tions, undertaking certain experimen
tal crops, methods of culture, eta,
under tho advice of. the station offi
cers, discussing the work at their
meetings and reporting rf snits to the
stations.-Texas F?. ajournai.
An Enormous Vocal Kepertolro.
My mother's love for music was so
great, says Sarah T. Meigs, that she
could sing anything that was called
for, from the old Scotch and English
ballads, through the entire range of
Italian opera, down to the modern
German Lied; or play anything, from
Clementi to Chopin. All this in any
key, and with an exquisite taste and
enthusiastic enjoyment that was ir
On being asked once how many
pieces she thought she knew, she re
plied: "About 1000." My father said:
"I'll give yon $5 if you will write
down the names of 500." "Very well;
I'll do it." A blank book was se
cured and the only Bound heard in our
sitting room was the scratching of a
On my father's return he asked
what progress was made. The answer
was: "I wrote until I was tired. If
there are not enough names, don't
think I've exhausted my repertory,
for I can write at least two hours
The juveniles crowded round to
watch the counting, and when the last
column was reached there was just
"How am I to know that you really,
know all these pieces?"
"I will Bing them to you," was the
undaunted reply. ?
My father laughingly said: "I am
quite willing to take your word for it,
my dear," and paid over the money
amid the cheers and laughter of the
delighted family.-Indianapolis News.
The Dend Man's Plum Bush.
One autumn afternoon, many people
streamed toward tho dwelling of our
near neighbor, says Zitkala-Sa in the
On our way, I ran ahead of my
mother and was reaching out my hand
to pick some purple plums that grew
on a smgll bush, when I was checked
by a low "Sh ! " from my mother.
"Why, mother, I want to taste the
plums!" I exclaimed, as I dropped my
hand to my side in disappointment.
"Never pick a single plum from
this bush, my child, for its roots are
wrapped around an Indian's skeleton.
A brave is buried here. While he
lived-he was so fond of playing the
game of striped plum seeds that, at
his death, his set of plum seeds were
buried iu his hands. From them
sprang up this little bush."
Eyeing the forbidden fruit, I trod
lightly on the sacred ground, and
dared to speak only in whispers, until
after we were many paces from it,
Since that time I have halted in my
ramblings whenever I came in sight
of tho plum bush. I grew sober with
awe, and was alert to hear a long
drawn out whistle rise from the roots
of it. Though I had never heard with
my own ears this strange whistle of
departed spirits, yet I had listened
so frequently to hear the old folks de
scribe it that I knew I should recog
nize it at once.
The lasting impression of that day,
as I recall it now, is what my mother
told me about the dead mau's plum
Ohio's New Hill.
On the Taylor farm, ten miles east
of Delaware, Ohio, is a strange eleva
tion of land which has made itself
visible lately iu some inexplainable
manner. In the centre of a rolling
piece of land there heaved up au area
of ground to about the height of an
ordinary dwelling house. In the cen
tre of its top is a depression indicating
some action underneath the earth.
It is perfect in formation, and looks
like the handiwork of an artist
Rare Matrimonial Event.
A triple we lding is a rare event in
the matrimonial market. But here is
a rarer. In the little flower-garnished
hall of the little Armenian society at
Ninth and Callowhill streets, Phila
delphia, three brothers were wedded
a few days ago in one ceremony, aud
the blissful knot was tied by a fourth
brother of the three joyous benedicts.
With a single exception the brides
and ?rooms are Armeniaus
% What a lot of trash
is sold as cough
cures. The hollow
drum makes the
ment often covers
Sixty years of
cures and such testi
mony as the follow
ing have taught us
what Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral will do.
" I had a most stubborn cough
for many years. It deprived me
of sleep and made me lose flesh
rapidly. I was treated by many
eminent physicians, but could get
no permanent relief. I then tried
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, and I be
gan to get better at once. I now
sleep well, my old flesh is back,
and I enjoy myself in every way
at thc age of seventy-four."-R. N.
MANN, Fall Mills, Tenn., Feb. 7,
It's thc do-as-you-would-be
done-by cough medicine. Try
a 25-ccnt bottle.
i mi m mm mini i III II i mu?a wi
The women are not all homely look
ing, although they are very young in
life. Their hair, which is of a jet
black, silky texture, is allowed to hang
In a loose, flowing mass, and in many
cases reaches*alinost to the feet. Their
eyes are black and brilliant. They are
remarkably clean in dress for such a
dirty, muddy country. White, red and
light yellow seem to be t??e?r favorite
colors. A waist with a draw-sting at
the neck, made of some light, fluffy
material, and a red piece of ^ess
goods neatly wrapped around them,
reaching to the knees, goes for a dross.
The headdress is worn only on official
or special occasions. They wear no
stockings or shoes, but have much dig
nity. - Correspondence Indianapolis
Each package of PUTNAM FADELESB DYE
colors more goods than any other dye and
colors them better too. Sold by all
A Faithful Proxy.
"And do you miss your poor deaf, husband
much, Mrs. Muges?"
Mts. Muggs-"No, thanking you kindly miss.
What with my parrot which swears and my
monkey wot chews tobacco. I ain't lonely. I
can almost laney he's'ere."
To Cure a Cold In One Day.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE TABLETS. All
drucglsts roiund tho money if it falls to cure.
?. VT. GROVE'S signature ls on each box. 25c.
Balloons of Gre t Service.
Balloons have boen found of greater ser vi co
In South Ai rica than on tho drill ground in
England, partly because oj the groater clear
ness of tho air and partly because tho land ls
less encumbered by objects which hinder bal
Beaufv ls Blood Deep.
Clei.n blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Coscarets, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keepit clean, bv
stirring up tho lazy Aver and driving all im
purities from the body. Begin to-day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and thnt sickly billous complexion by taking
Cascarets,-benuty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c
During the year ended Dec 31 last, 20,255
immigrants landed in Baltimore,
VITALITV low, debilitated or exhausted cured
by Dr. Kline's Invigorating Tonic. FREE 81
trial bottle for 2weeks' treatment. Dr. Klluo,
Ld.,931 Arch St., Phlladelpha.. Founded 1671,
1 I believe Piso's?ure for Consumption saved
my boy's life last summer.-M rp. ALLIE
DOUGLASS, Le Roy, Mich., Oct. 20.18M.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens tho gums, reduces lnflatnma
Uon, allays pain, cures wind colic. 23c a bottle.
The statement nf tho administrator shows
that tho estate of D. L. Moody practically
consists of his library.
How Are Tonr Eidneye f
?i?5' Hobby 8parajrn? Pills cnroall kldnei Ma. Sam.
pl? free. Add. Sterling Bumedy Co.. Chicago or N. r.
Great Engineering Triumph.
One of ihe latest triumphs In the engineer
ing world consists In the construction, ship
ment bvsteamer and subsequent transfer to
raliway transportation of a stenmor of 4,200
tons displacement, which was finally put afloat
in Lake Baikal. .-Iberia, not loss than 5000
miles from St. Petersburg.
Deafness Cannot Bo Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the oar. There lo only one
way to cure deafness, and that ls by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of tho mucous lining of tho
Eustachian Tube. When thin tube gots in
flamed you havo a rumbling sound or imper
fect hearing, nnd when lt ls entirely <;losed
Deafness ls tho result, and unless the inflam
mation cnn bo taken out and this tube restored
to Its normal condition, hearing will bo de
stroyed forovor. Nine cases out of ton are
caused by catarrh, which ls norning but au In
flamed condition of tho mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
eas? of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
F. J. CHENET & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggist?, ?3o.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Coal mlnning is developing rapidly in Can
ad?, in Nova Scotia both the areas workod
and thc number of mines show a great in
Fducate Your Bowels With Cnscnrets.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
Hc.SBc. If C. C. C. fall, drugpistbrefund money.
A Plague of Octopi.
Tho coast of Cherbourg promontory. France,
has of late boen visited by a plague of octopl.
Th.-y ato everything. Including even crabs,
lobster and oyster*, und many llshormeu have
boen forced to lay np their boats.
Cures all Throat and Lung Affections.
Get the genuine. Refuse substitutes.
Dr. SuWs Pilli cure Dyspepsia. Trial, sojorsc
Moat talked of potato ou earth ! Our
Catalog tells-so also about Sal
ter'a Earliest Six Weeke' Potato.
Largest farm and vegetable seed
growers la U.S. Potatoes. $1.20 and
np a bbl. Send this notice and Sc.
Stamp for Die C?talo?.
Tho host ink mado, but no dourer
than the poorest.
RY ANT & STRATTON (Bookkeeping
Cost no more thnn 2d class school. Catalog free
1 HC DEO I SMOKING
Tobacco on Earth is
NOT in IheTRUST
IS THE BRAND.
BROWN BBOS. CO., WINSTON, W. C
Red, Rough Hands, Itching, Burning
Palms, and Painful Finger Ends.
One Night Treatment
Soak the hands on retiring in a strong, hot,
creamy lather of CUTICURA SOAP. Dry,
and anoint freely with CUTICURA, the great
skin cure and purest of emollients. Wear, during
the night, old, loose kid gloves, with the finger
ends cut off and air holes cut in the palms. For
red, rough, chapped hands, dry, fissured, itching,
feverish palms, with shapeless nails and painful
finger ends, this treatment is simply wonderful,
and points to a speedy cure of the most distress
ing cases when physicians and all else fail.
Pain So Intense Would Nearly Twist Fingers From Sockets. Hands
Puffed Up Like <i Toad. Water Ran Through Bandages to
, Floor. Had to Walk the Floor Until Would Fall
Asleep. Fingers Would Peel Like an Onion.
Doctors Could Not Cure.
Eight years ago I got sore hands, commencing with a buming sensation
on my fingers and on top of the hand. When I rubbed them, you could
see little white pimples. I felt like twisting my fingers out of their sockets.
I had high fever, and cold chills ran over me, and so I kept it going until
I was tired out. Nights, I had to walk the floor until I fell asleep. My.
. hands peeled like an onion, the finger nails got loose, and the water'
ran out, and wherever there was a little pimple there the burning fire was
that happened at least ten times. I am running a blacksmith shop, horse
shoeing, and I would not shut up the shop for anybody, but it was. hard.
My hands puffed up worse than a toad. When I drove horse nails, the
water from my hands ran through the bandage, on to the floor. My cus
tomers refused to look at my hand. I had a friend take me to the doctor;
he gave a solution of something to bathe my hands. I went to another
doctor, I think, for a year. I found your advertisement in a Utica news
paper, and I got the C?TIC?RA, remedies. As soon as I used thc-m I began
to gain, and after using a small quantity of them I was entirely cured. I
would not take fifty dollars for a cake of CUTICCRA SOAP if I could not get
any more. I would not puffer any more ns I did, for the whole countrv.
Pcb. 22,1893. CASPEB DIETSCHLEE, Pembroke, Genesee Co., N. T.
Complete External and infernal Treatment tor Eiery humor,
consisting of CmcuRA Pfup (2?c ), to clranie the stein of crust? nod
scales and soften the thickened cuticle, CtmctmA OIMTXXKT (50C),
^_,to Instantly ?Hay itching, inflammation, nnd Irritation, and soothoand
THO SOT, Si .25 heal, and CUTICCRA UENOI.VENT (60C), to cool and cleanse the blood.
A SixeiJE SST ls often nu trident to cure the most torturing, disfiguring,
and humiliating skin, scalp, and blood humors, with loss of huir, when all else falls. Sold
throughout tho world. 1'orrtR Dnro Alts Cuca. Cour., Sole Props., Boston, U. 8. A. " AU
about tho Skin, Scalp, and Hair," free.
Millions bf Women Use Cuticura Soap
Exclusively for preserving, purifying, and beautifying the skin, for cleansing the scalp of
crusta, scales, and dandruff, and the stopping of falling hair, for softening, whitening, and
soothing red, rough, and soro hands, in tho form of baths for annoying Irritations, Inflam
mations, and dialings, or too free or offensive perspiration, In tho form at washes for
ulcerativo weaknesses, and for many sanative antiseptic purposes which readily suggest
themselves to women, and especially mothers, and for all the purposes of tho toilet, bath,
and nursery. No amount of persuasion can Induce those who have once utcd lt to uso
any other, especially for preserving and purifying the skin, scnlp, and hair of infanta and
children. CCTICURA SOAP combines delicate emollient properties derived from CUTICCBA,
tho great skin cure, with tho purest of cleansing Ingredients and tho most refreshing of
flower odors. Ko other medicated soap ever compounded ls to bo compared with it for
preserving, purifying, and beautifying tho skin, scalp, hair, and hands. >"o other foreign
or domestic toilet soap, however expensive, ls to bo compared with lt for all tho purposes
of tho toilet, bath, and nursery. Thus lt combines In ONE SOAP at ONE TRICE, viz,
TWT.XTV.FIVT CENTS, the BEST akin and complexion soap, the BEST toilet and BEST
baby soap In the.world.
is the name
of a valu
be in the hands
of every planter who
raises Cotton. The
book is sent FREE.
Send name and address to
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 Nassau St., New York.
DOH'T STOP TOBACCO SUDDENLY
It injure? nervous system todo *o. BACO
Cfmointhe only euro that REALLY CURES
nnd notifie* you when to stop. Sold with a
puarantee that three boxes will cure any eas??.
RAPA PURA is vegetable ?nd harmless. It
PMIiU-?UnU ha. Jnrpd thousand*, it will
rare you. A tall druegists or by mail prepaid,
81 a box: 3 boxes 82.?? Booklet free. Write
El'HEKA CHEMICAL CO.. Ln Crosse, Wit.
Union soldiers nnd widowsof soldiers who made
homestead entries before June 22,1874 of less thnn
160 acres (uo matter if abandoned or relinquished)
if they have not sold their additional homestead
rights, should address, with full particulars , j;iv
lng district, ftc. 81117 H. C0?P, Waihisgtoa, D. 0.
with no !"??. un
free. Freo ad
vice us to patentability. Send tor "Inventor?'
Primer." MILO I?. STEVENS Jk CO.. Anw..
Kstaij., ISfrl. SIT 14thSt., Washington, 0. C.
Branches: Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit.
W. L. DOUGLAS
$3 & 3.S0 SHOES aaa
.Worth S4 to $6 compared.
with other makes.
Indorsed by over
Hie genuine have W. L. j
Douglas' name and price I
stamped on bottom. Take(
no substitute claimed to be
as good. Your dealer
should keen them-if.
not, we will send a pair" _
j|on receipt of price and 250."
extra for carriage. State kind of leather,
size, and width, plain or cap toe. Cat. free.
cc.esEYELETS W. L DOUGLAS SHOE CO., Brockton, Mass.
FOR 14 CENTS S
We wish to ?rain this year 200XCO .
now costumers, sud h once oiler G
I Pkg. City Garden Beet, . Rc m
Pkg.Enrl'Bt Emerald Cncumberlcc Q
La Cromo Market Lettnco, 15c A
l:t Day RadNh,
Early Kipe Oabbace,
Karly Dinner Onion,
sri/ _ .
Brilliant Flo-? or Seeds,
Worth $1.00, for 14 cents. $U0 $
Abovolo PkesTworth 91.00, we will
znsil yon free, toe ?thor with ocr
crest (.'alaine, tel li nc all about
SALIER S MILLICH DOLLAR POTATO
npon receipt of this notice Al4c.
stampi. Wc inviteyonrtrado, and
? know when yon once try Sn iz er's
Inecds you will never do without.
'*200 Prizes on Sailer's 1?00-rsr
est earliest Tomato Giant on earth. C
JOHN A. SAL7.BR 8KK0 CO., IJL CROSSE, WIS.
EOCC I This Two Qnart
I ntl. s FountainSyrince
made from the best quality
white HubbiT with about
six tot of Tubing, three
han! Rubber lipes and pat
ent Shut-off. will be st-nt,
p.->btapo Flure to any ad
dress In the United states
on receipt of Fifty Cent?
nnd tho names of two or
vour neluhbors. A? tills ls
Ws than tho cost of manu
facturing these Koort? wo
make thu offer tor thirty
?lavsonly. Write forOtalog
of "General Merehandi?*.
2?J to WO 115th St.
CHICAGO, . . ILL.
ELECTED SEA ISLAND Cotton Seed
?For Sale! Silk or Extra Fine tl.sOperbn. Medi
um FlneSl.0?. Grown In the heart of the famous
sea Isluzid Cotton Beitof the S. C. ?cart. Address
W. C. Ci ri \ TY, Formerly of Geraty dc
Tow les, YOLNGU I ~L A YU, 8. C.
Mention this Paper
In uniting to advertisers.
Wanted You can earn ?B0 perno. ha'"iiii e
naliicu our Portraits and Frames. \i rlu?fer
terms. C. B. Auderson&Co..8T2 Elm St.. Dalia*. >cx.
???!SSS???h I Thompson's Eye Water
: :M- P ISO vS 'i G U R Z T O R
b?H?S WU tnt ALL ELSE FAILS,
I Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use |
in time. Sold by drucaista.