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WHAT'S THE USE?
V Ufa's a grandfdel?s?on, *
An' a snare. .
\ ; -.. TroobUi and confusion
Luck with your contri vi a'
Plu vs the deuce;
Wrecks your fondant strivln'
What's the use?
'^r**5psyiie*hYl)rIngs you sorrow,
, J It's koee deep.
\ .jp:uU-an' pay ah' borrow.
^Then yon sleep.
-.^" ?Work ain't ehowin'any
... Plag o'truce.
Cares are far toe many
What's the ni>e?.
But there's no esoaping
What we get.
Pate we can't be shaping,
Though we fret.
What's the use o' cryin',
What's the use o' sighin',
..What s the use?"
j ,:. -THE- ?
j Mistake of a Gossip. I
n i "Engaged to yonng Hazel, is Bhe?"
"said Miss Felicia Addertongne,
sharply, ''Going to be a fine lady,
eh? And I caa remember the time
when she was a barefooted girl, pick
..ing raspberries iu her father's field."
"She has grown up very pretty,"
said gentle Widow Markham, in her
maid way. '
"Engaged to young Hazel, is she?"
repeated Miss Addertongne, with a
vicions look in her coal-black eyes.
"I can put a spoke in het wheel, I
think. .Tall, yonng chap, ain't he,
with black hair curling close to his
hoad, and mustache as black as ink?"
"?es," said the wondering Mrs.
Markham. "I didn't know you
"Oh, I know him," said Miss Ad
dertongne, with a toss of the head;
"and I know one or "two things about
him that Millville satiety don't seem
to be np in."
'.You don't say BO?? said the
widow, curiously. .
"I do say so, I mean it. Yon see,
Mrs.. Markham, I have ways and
means pf getting behind the scenes
that np- one else has. My sister,
.Phebe -Ann, that married Slatterly,
and was left a widow six years ago
|fcome next March', she's housekeeper
.JfettheH-.-Hotel. And I was visit
? ing her there last month, and that's
"how I came to see Mr. Hazel."
. ?, "My I" ejaculated the widow.
"With my own eyes,'! said Miss
Addertongne, rolling up those organs
until there was some danger of their
.retiring, altogether into her head.
'"Harold Hazel, tall and dark, and
always full of fun?"
r^ra?tly," cried Mrs. Markham.
"He was there," remarked Miss
^Felicia,-1 'with his wife. * '
"His wife!" echoed Mrs. Markham,
. "It can't be possible!"
"But it is, though," asserted Miss
Felicia, with gloomy relish. "I saw
'em myself. I heard him introduce
her as 'Mrs. Hazel, ' and tell some
, body as how she was a great heiress.
. Older than him, but still not what
you'd call an old maid, though of
course he married her for her money.
No kind of doubt about that Such
diamonds as she wore-and such silk
gowns and overakirta of point lace as
you might corer np with bank notes,
and still not come up to its value. " .
, -. r^^ut," cried out bewildered Mrs.
Markham, "he's engaged to Juliet
Eecd, for I've seen the engaged ring
"And he's married to the b!cok
ey od lady," said Miss Addertongne,
with equal emphasis, "because I saw
the wedding ring."
"Then what does he mean by mak
ing love to Farmer Reed's daughter?"
indignantly cried Mrs. Markham.
"Humph!" said Miss Felicio, purs
. Jug np her lips viciously. "That's a
question I can't pretend to answer.
What do men mean generally by their
pranks? Just to have a little fun, I
suppose, and amuse themselves for
the time being. "
.*'It's a cruel, wicked thing," said
. Mrs. Markham, "and Ju i let is such a
"Tastes differ," said Miss Adder
-tongue. "For my part, I never
fancied them big blue eyes, and hair
as looks as if it had been bleached.
Juliet Reed always did feel above the
? rest of the Millville folks. "
- " "Some one ought to tell her," said
"Qf course they ought," said Miss
Ad felton gue.
*I couldn't do it," said the gentle
he ir ted widow.
'1 could," said Miss Addertongne.
"I can mostly do anything when I feel
it to be my Christian duty."
Pretty Juliet Heed was sewing in
. 1 the-cool porch, where the shadow of
the great elm trees made a green oasis
in the desert of sunshine around the
?quaint, one-storied farmhouse. She
; grew pale os death os Miss Adder
tongue nnfolded her tale.
"Harold married!" she cried.
"Harold with another wife? I do not
believe it It is false." .
"I seen her with my own eyes?"
said Miss Felicio, secretly enjoying
Juliet's agonized terror. "A great
. heiress-and of course a man will
5 ntrike for money.',1
"But ii must be a mistake," per
sisted Juliet, the color coming and
going on her face like a rosy Aurora
"Alas!" groaned Miss Addertongne,
^ "it is but too true. Of course it is a
\ great disappointment to you. Juliet
Reed, but maybe ifs meant by an all
. wise Providence as a lesson to lower
your pride, and teach yon that we're
n\l poor worms, and-"
t' ^Miss Addertongne," said Juliet,
drawing ' herself np, and fixing ber
blue eyes on the malicious old gossip,
Wpra'y. be silent It is not your place
to pr?ach a discourse to me nor to
- dict?te in matters which pertain to
.?-tn*ralone. Will you excuse me if I
'?ask you to leave me?"
"Oh, certainly, certainly," said
1 Mis rf . Addertongne, rather discon
certed, but venomous as ever. "But
' it-ain't so use trying to conceal the
' truth. He's played you a mean trick,
and jilted you, just for his own amuse
ment, when* he hod a wife living ol
: r?ody, and-"
'"Bui to'Miss Addertongue's amaze
?fent she was .left standing alone on
tSe^rcru,.' Juliet Reed had quietly
walked "iuto tho house and shut the
rT.T??S?W- a?eB ifc mean?" Juliet
gawked herself, in a sort of dizzy be
wilderment "He was going away
VXTie had not written for a week. Oh,
surely., surely it cannot be possible
' that there is the faintest shadow, of
'??'.truth in the monstrous storyl" And
with her flushed face buried in her
hands,' Juliet Reed tried to fancy
what the world would be with Harold
-Hazel's love and constancy;out of it.
"I told you so," croaked Miss Ad
X dertongne, dragging the Widow Mark
ham to the window an hour or so
lator. "That'a him a-netting back ia
th? oarriftgoj ai proud s hmftn Aa4
that's the lady with the yellow silk
parasol, covered-with lace. Now will
you say Lwas mistaken?"
"Dear, dear," said Mrs. Markham,
adjusting her spectacles on the bridge
of her nose. "I couldn't have be
lieved it, if I hadn't seen it with my
"And they're driving straight to
Farmer Bead's," added Miss Adder
tcmgne, diligently flattening her nose
against the window-panes. "Well,
well, it'a clear she's charged him with
with it, and he's determined to brazen
it ont Get your hat, Mrs. Markham.
Let's walk that way. I need a skein
of darning cotton, and the way to
Perkins' store lays right past Mr.
Bet to Miss Addertongne's infinite
astonishment-perhaps we may say
disappointment-there was no sound
of violent hysterics, no sign of family
dissension or tragical debate as they
sauntered by the farmhouse gate.
"My!" ejaculated Miss Felicia, "if
they ain't all a-setting together in the
porch, as loving as so many turtle
doves. Well, now I shall believe that
Juliet Beed is going over to Mor
monism, and believes in a man's hav
ing as many wives as he pleases "
Juliet Reed, however, had seen
them us they slunk by, and rising
from her seat, beckoned them to
"Mrs. Markham," said she, "and
Miss Addertongne, allow me to pre
sent to you Mr. Hazel. "
The widow dropped a little cour
Miss Felicia st Lil y inclined hot
"Also Mrs. Hazol," added Juliet
"O!" said Mi?? Addertongne.
"My stepmother," said Mr. Hazel,
mischievously, "just returned from a
visit to Pa rip. My father will be with
us next week."
AT THE COST OF A SHILUNC.
A Threatenod International Incident
Clc BP il With Economy and Deapatoli.
There is a story now going the
rounds in London which.if true,shows
that with tactful handling the friend
ship of nations may sometimes be pre
served at the tri?ing cost of one shil
ling. An American congressman from
the far west, who was sightseeing in
London during James Bussell Lowell's
term as minister to Great Britain, one
day visited the museum .of the Boyal
College of Surgeons. He viewed the
varions specimens with admiring in
terest, and would doubtless have left
the building most favorably impressed
if curiosity had not attracted his at
tention to a certain dust-covered skull
lying uncared for in a long-forgotten
oorner. He adjusted his glasses and
leaned forward to decipher the faded
inscription upon the label. His patri
otic indignation upon reading the fol
lowing can best be imagined:
This is the head of
JOHN PAUL JONES,
Upon his return to the United States
he spoke of this "outrage" to other
members of Congress,and at the state
department insisted that "reparation
be demanded for this awful insnlt to
our flag." Tn short he raised such a
commotion that the state department
felt itself compelled to write to Minis
ter Lowell calling his attention to the
matter. Mr. Lowell tamed the letter
over to an attache asking him to look
into the charges therein, and if found
true to see that the matter was satis
The attache visited the musen tn on
the following day, and with the aid of
a candle and the janitor finally found
the skull still innocently reposing in
its corner. Hut now, he thought,, his
troubles were jnst beginning; the find
ing of the skull was a simple enough
matter, but how was he to see that it
should be satisfactorily settled? At
last an idea struck him.
"I say, my good man, " he said to
the janitor with some hesitation, "just
how much world you take to-er-lose
er-this head of Mr.-er-Jones?"
He produced a bright shilling from
his pocket and thrust it into the jani
tor's hand. The latter smiled under
standingly, and thus what might have
been an international incident was
closed with economy and despatch. -
New York Sun.
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
'.Most men would rather carry the
kitchen stove around down town than
A man always feels foolish when hs
first takes off his hat to the girl he
has known from childhood.
We may think. people who always
agree with ns are mushy, but somo
now we keep on liking them.
Men who let the gas burn just a
little, in order to save matches, have
been known to succeed as financiers.
A woman's trouble in buying a shoe
that fits is mainly in deciding whether
it pinches her as much as it ought to.
It is probably called the "mother
tongne" because it is so different from
the one mothers use to talk to their
The man who will do anything for
his friends or anything to his enemies
frequently becomes known outside of
his own township.
The woman whose husband has the
most enduring love for her is gener
ally married to the man whoso wife
feeds, him the best.
A man who tries to win success in a
hurry, intending to be worthy of it
at leisure, generally forgets the latter
part of the contract
The instinct that teaches the bird
to come back to the same nest the
next summer is probably the same
that tells a woman exactly where to
find the pin that is sticking into a
When a minister gets into trouble
there are alw vye' some women in the
church who go around saying that
they never listened to his sermons
without thinking of n sounding brass
and a tinkling cymbal.
Winter and Plnnos.
"The winter season is hardest on
pianos," observed a piano tuner, "for
the reason that the rooms containing
them are often kept too warm for the
piano, if not the human occupants,
and the result is that the wood work
dries up. This does not always do an
injury, but very frequently it do?s
serious injury, and especially if the
wood work is not substantial and
solid. In 90 cases ont of 100
the wood work is as it should
be, but now and then some por
tion has been slighted, or not prop
erly inspected before it left the factory.
In veneer work a warm room often
does damage."-Washington Star.
"A man sometimes thinks he's hav
ing his own way when he is really
doing what his wife planned for him."
"Yes," answered the mild-eyed
philosopher] "many a one thinks he's
an autocrat whoa fa? ii merely aa
j FOR FARM ?ND GARDEN.!
When Limp Is Needed.
Lime may prove to be a wonderfully
good thing foi* some soils. If the land
is acid, lime is always beneficial. Bay
it when it is cheapest. The amount
to apply will depend altogether upon
the character of the soiL I have used
all the way from 1500 to 6000 pounds
to the acre. Stone lime may be used
by placing it in piles containing about
one-half bushel each and covering this
with soil and allowing the lime to
slake.-G. A. Smith, in New England
An to Raising Broilers.
Any of the large breeds of fowls,
such as Cochins, Plymouth Bocks,
Brahmas, Wyandottes, Langshans,
Dorkings or Indian GameB will pro
duce fine broilers-that is as far as
breed goes; but in raising broilers it
should not be forgotten that it is a
winter business, as the birds are sup
posed to reach the market in April or
May, which makes their hatching time
start from about October or Novem
ber. Wheu birds are hatched and
marketed at the dates mentioned they
will command about the highest prices
that are offered during the year for
any kind of poultry.
Dostroy tlic Dead Leaves.
Many of our most destructive in
sects, says a bulletin of the Ohio ex
periment station, pass the winter either
among matted prostrate grass, among
fallen leaves or especially along
hedges, lanes and fence corners.
Wherever such places can be burned
over in late fall, winter or early spring,
the effect will be to destroy many of
these. Instead of having our annual
clearing up in May, as many do who
clear np their premises at all, this
should be done during the seasons
mentioned,as by May many of the de
structive insects have left their winter
quarters and are beyond l'each.
In the orchard, the falling of the
leaves will reveal cocoons and even
insects themselves upon the trees that
cannot be easily detected while the
foliage is still hauging to these tree?.
Many insects pass the winter withiu
a folded leaf that is attached to the
twig to prevent it from dropping off,
and in this way deceive the eye of the
orchardist. It will pay to go over the
orchard and remove all of the cocoons
aud dried leaves still clinging to the
Fertilizer for Oats.
Oats, like com, require a highly ni
trogenous manure, and must be sup
plied either in the natural fertility of
virgin soil, well preserved barnyard
manures or commercial fertilizers.
Every farmer is, of course, the best
judge as to the natural fertility of II?B
different Melds,as proven in the grow
ing of past crops, aud also best knows
his ability to apply manures which
cost money, [f he has an abundance
of cotton seed, either composted or
crushed, or barnyard maunres, he can
apply them as liberally as he d?sires,
as he can hardly put down too much
of either, if broadcasted. If home
manures aro used, about 150 pounds
of acid phosphate Fer acre should be
used iu addition to the barnyard man
ure or compost heap. If the fertil
izers are to be purchased, then a for
mula consisting of 1000 pounds of
good acid phosphate, 750 pounds of
cotton seed meal and 250 pounds of
kan it, mixed well, and applied at . rate
of 500 pounds per acre, would furnish
a good amount of the necessary ele
ments of plant food to secure satisfac
tor- esults. The fertilizer should be
applied broadcast and harrowed in at
time of sowing, or put iu with seed
drill, if a machine is used. As a top
dressing to wheat or oats now grow
ing, but which need additional fertil
izer, au application of the above .for
mula at rate of 300 pounds per acre
would be exceedingly helpful. Eear
well in mind that the crop of spring
oats to turn out well, must be forced,
for they have only half the time in
which to mature that the fall sowing
have. The forcing process must be
done by Bowing in good ground which
has been properly prepared, by fertil
izing with quickly available plant
foods, and then leaving the balance to
the handiwork of nature.
Feed I nc Hogs.
We did not think pumpkins as valu
able for feeding to hogs as we did to
cattle, but when they were plenty the
hogs had some every clay, for.we could
not keep them late in the winter. We
never cooked them unless to throw in
a few when boiling small potatoes or
other roots for t he hogs, as we thought
them too watery when boiled, and
they seamol to bc relished better
when given raw. We notice in a bul
letin sent ont by the Oregon experi
ment station, that they tested pump
kins for hogs weighing 140 to 200
pounds each, for four periods of 14
days each. The pumpkins were cooked
with shorts. For the first two weeks
it took 15.45 pounds of pumpkins and
2.12 pounds of shorts to make a pound
of gain. The next two weeks it took
14.?5 pounds of pumpkins and 1.3
pounds of shorts. lu the third period
14.3 J pounds of the pumpkins and 1.79
pounds shorts, and for the last two
weeks 14.46 pounds of pumpkins and
2.54 pounds of shorts. The average
gain for each hog during the whole
time was about 11-2 pounds per day,
and counting pumpkins at 82.50 a ton,
and shorts at $12, the cost per pound
of gain was 2. ? cents. This may have
been choap enough, but we think it
could have been made cheaper upon
raw pumpkins, aud by using a little
more shorts, or perhaps a mixture of
equal parts of cornmeal and shorts.
After u hog weighs 200 pounds alive
we are not afraid to give him as much
cornmeal as he will eat until we get
him fat enough to kill. They tried to
increase the arnot nt of pumpkin and
reduce the amoum of shorts, but the
pigs objected, aud, as. will be seeu
above, they had to increase the pro
portion of shorts. We never teBted
pumpkins for sheep feeding, but have
uo doubt they would work excellently
well. Wo never removed the seeds
when feeding them, and never saw
that they were doing any injury to
either cattle or hogs.
Traiiaplantlng and Pruning.
I note with pleasure increased at
tention to transplanting and pruning
trees. That men should think to suc
cessfully remove a tree without ex
treme care iu preserving the roots has
always been a mystery to me,aud that
all fruit-bearing trees should be trained
with a central upright stem is too
manifest to require education. Still
there are many trees trained more
like an inverted umbrella than other
wise, ?nd every heavy sleet or snow
storm makes appalling destruction in
such orchards. That th . Ozark region
of Missouri should produce fair winter
apples accords.with what old oitiBtni
? taft? rtflloa till e. th? t'ipottluf of
the papaw and the falling of forest
nuts hejng.two weeks later than, with
us, near Cairo.
When we have a cool sumraer~and .
fall we have apples hang on till frost,
bnt if the season is exceptionally warm
yellow bellflowers and baldwins fall
from the tree and rot in Angusfc,: and
winesaps and Borne beauties in* Sep
A difference is always noted in favor
of young Lrees, but more especially in
the first orcharding experiments in a
neighborhood, the absence of insect
enemies and fungous diseases being
important factors in the ripening and
keeping qualities of fruits.
In this connection your previous
statement respecting Missouri lauds
subject to homesteading is of interest
to our people who may be influenced
to immigrate. I hope to. see iu future,
numbers of your paper more letters
after the order of the one in your last
by Professor T. H. Jones,giving more
full information respecting the leading
railroads now in existence having the
facilities for marketing, etc., with
statement in relation to nursery stocks
and many matters of interest to those
seeking now homes.
Here it has beeu just cold enough
to retard the ispid growth of wheat,
which bid fair early in the Beasou to
become too rank-a thing wheat has.
Seldom done in all the forty-five years
we have been here.-Jas. H. Grain tn
Fai Pi, Field and Fireside.
The Strawberry Hort.
There are few things that are often
more poorly managed thau the straw
berry bed. Again and agaiu has, the
writer seen beds that had been stin ted
out well, but that had become- entire
failures through mismanagement.' Of
ton it is due to the ground being, in a
condition that makes success impos
sible, and at other times it has been
on account of an easily:explai'ned. de1
sire to have the plants make a great
growth of foliage. This growth of
foliage is all right on individual p'nuts
provided tho plants aro each given
suffie'ent room to develop, bnt when
the growth is on a multitude of plants,
as it is often, and these plants are
crowding one against, another, the
blossoms are few and the ripe berries ?
are fewer and smaller.
The unprepared ground is no place -
for a strawberry bed, but the tempta
tion to use such ground for straw
berries is often very great. A cose of
this kind rame to the attention of the
writer about two years ago. Quite
late iu the spring a neighbor decided
that he would have a first-class straw
berry bed. So he ordered some hun
dreds of plants. But haiiug all ? of
his prepared ground taken up with
other things be merely turned over
some sod and set the plants in the
newly turned sod. He hoped that 'hy
the following year the plants would
have secured a good growth and would
have so permeated tho sod and under
soil with their roots that the ground
would be loose. He recognized the
fact that the ground was utterly de
void of manure, save what had come
in a natural way through the decay
ing grass roots. In the fallafter set-'
tiug he tried to work between- the
rows and to fork in a little manure.
But the ground was very hard and uhr
responsive, and, though he had four
ofthebest varieties of strawberries,1
he did not get a pint of berries from.
tbem all the second year. This failure
was due entirely to poorly-prepared
soil, and without doubt this is the
case with a majority of the failures.
The Wilson is a hard berry to grow,
but the writer remembers one bed of
Wilsons that proved a great success;
It was made on' well-worked gai den
soil, and was enriched with a heavy
dressing of hog manure. ' Th^ was
thoroughly incorporated with the soil .
before the plants were put on, and the j
weeds were kept down. The second
year the crop of great red, glossy ber
ries was enormous. It was an illus
tration of what a properly-prepared
soil will do.
Farra and Garden Note?.
Never allow fowls to drink stagnant
The laying hen is always the work
Table scraps should be fed the fowls
For fattening fowls cooked food is
better thau raw.
Milk in all its . forms is valuable
food for poultry.
Soft-shelled eggs are often the j re
sult of overfeeding.
Vessels in which milk is fed should
be cleaned regularly.
Ducks and geese should be well
feathered before killing.
A cr033 of a large hen with-a Hon
d?n usually produces good broilers.
The favorite food in Scotland,where
horses.are at only moderate -work, is
cut sheaf oats.
Grapes can be1 pruned any time dur
ing winter. If the wood is wanted for
propagation, it should be cut just be
fore the severe frosts arrive.! j \h
By keeping oak trees of a uniform
temperature throughout the year, a
French experimenter succeeded in in
creasing the production of new leaves
before the old ones were shed.
Very often it will not pay to doctor
fowls suffering with contagious dis-,
ease. Indeed it is probable that it
very rarely pays. One would better
kill atouceall that contract such dis
ease and burn the carcasses.
The English want a cheese with a
mild flavor, slightly salty and rich iu
butter fat. Foreigners as a rule do
not like strong cheese, lt must not
be dried hard. Curing rooms in
Scotland are kept at 60 to 61 degrees.
While oats make a good feed for
growing stock and for the laying hens,
they do not have the elements that
promote animal heat. Some corn is
needed for this purpose, and it should
be fed to the flock late in the even
Don't neglect the poultry Bhows.
They give better lessons as to much of
the poultry work thau can be obtained
anywhere else. It will pay also to
make frequent visits to the yards of
poultrymen who are successful-ihtheir
business and learn all you can from
them as to their methods.
-1 \ / i :
Shingles From Stamps, : '
A new industry baa sprungjW) in
the cnt-overp?ne land3 of Minnesota.
A Michigan shingle manufacturer has
located east of Sandstone with ma
chinery suitable to transform the
thousands of large stumps into
shingles. These, stumps now stand
from two to four feet aboveground]
and are as sound as the day the tree
Pearl Industry Grows.
The pearl industry in the Concho:
river,, in West Texas, has grown very
rapidly during the last few years.
Many men are now employed - in: the
work of hunting for pearls along that
stream, and the annual proceeds from
the sale of the ben nt if ul gems which
they gather aggregate oft vera! huhdiod
THE NATIONAL BANK OF fliJ??STA
L. C. HAYNE, Pree't. P. G.FOBJD, Cashier.
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Facilities of our magnificent Kew Vault
contaiuing 410 t-afety-Loci Boxes. Differ
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W. 0. WiJlDLAW,
NE8DAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1900.
VOL. LXV. NO. 8.
There are 20 carbide manufactories
io France, most of them obtaining
their current bj, means of water
Colors ground ir and thinned
with petroleum ' .ittead of with tur
pentine and drying oil have been
found by a French artist to have many
Extensive deposits of bauxite have
been discovered in New South Wales.
As this is one of the best raw mate
rials for the manufacture of aluminum,
the deposits will probably be of value.
In Buffalo, when a street car barn
was being built, recently, it was im
possible to obtain steel within the
required time, consequently old dis
carded street car rails were used in
Masked pitfalls of quicksands occur
in the dry plains of Arizona and are
covered with a treacherous crust of
clay that has been spread over them
in fine particles by the wind and baked
dry by the suu.
^Blasting with liquid air at Yionua
Has led'fo the conclusion that,"to"' be
effective, the liquid should be used
within 15 ininutes after preparatiou.
As tried after 72 hours, when half of
it had evaporated, it had no destruc
tive effect ['...'*
It is said that Ihe employes eugaged
in the tending of dynamos and other
electrical machinery iu a certain elec
tric light and power station are ordered
to keep one hand in their trousers
pocket as they go about their work.
This lessens the danger of their "mak
ing contact," and thus giving the cur
rent from a "live"'source tho chance
of passing through tho body.
. Some gold-bearing cobalt ores that
promise to have considerable value
have recently been discovered in the
Kruis river district in the Transvaal.
The ore is found iu association with
diabase rocks, and is known ns smal
tite. occurring with its decomposition
products, such as erythrrte, and carry
ing about 90 prams of gold to the .ton
of ore. . The gold seems to be found
entirely in the smalt ?te, and does not
occur in its free sta'e. In the vicinity
of the locality-referred to is another
deposit of sinaltite, which ora assays
?100 grams to the ton..
' J i ?1 ,v ? j ?. .>/',*.
A hew material for electrical resist
ance has recently'been devised, which
is believed to be superior to tho plat
inum alloys so extensively used, which
are not altogether satisfactory, owing
to'their actual low resistance. The
now. resistan ce. material is mode by
moulding clay containing 10 per ce it.
to 15 per cent? of platinum into peu
cils and then heating to about 1250
degrees -in a reducing- atmosphere.
In this way a platinum silicon alloy is
formed .which serves, as , a conductor.
The material can be n*ed up to red
heat, and as the temperature rises the
resistance increases until a certain
point is reached, when it begins to
fall, owing, it ia suggested, to the for
mation of more of tho platinum sili
TREES ! MADE . ?NTO NEWSPAPERS.
Whole Process Conan in RH I,es* Than
"The husmeas of manufacturing pa
per has increased entirely out of pro
portion to all other roa-jufactuiing,"
observed a* well-known paper maker,
in speaking of the happenings of the
past year, "and it can utmost be said
that it is ont of limit. The question
of transportation has been- reduced to
a minimum, and though the forests
caunot be moved to the masticating
machin ss which grind the trees up
j into pnlp, the next best thing has
been doue, by takiug the masticators
into the foresta so that the manufac
tured paper tan be and is shipped
I from there direct. Not only the pa
j per on which newspapers are printe:!
1 is haudled in ibis way, but many of
thq higher grades of wood papers and
"lu one of my own mills recently
there was jouiething doue which ex
hibited how things could be done in
a hurry when there was necessity. I
bad an order from a New Tork news
paper for a lot of paper which I knew
to be 'immediate or quick if possible,'
and we determined to show what could
be done. Wheu the order was received
the trees from which the paper was
made were growing in the forest. The
trees were cut and tho wood sawn iuto
the lengths most convenient for han
"l hey were theu railroaded t< 'he
masticator and the process of chewing
them up commenced. Inside of four
hours the woo I was reduced to a mass
of pulp, which had to be blenched
ana prepared for the rollers. Tn four
hours more the wood was transformed
J into raper and iu two honra afterward
. ?I was on tho cars near Niagara Falls,
bound for Now York City. In 20 hours
after the time the order was giveu to
hew tho treo?vT read 1U0 miles distant
from where the paper-was printed the
newspaper which had been printed on
paper made for this special order. ?
"Now, what I refer to is not an
isolated case aud done for a demon
. station alun ?, but is liable to occur
any day, though,of course, not likely,
for paper makers usually keep stock
enough on baud to supply their cus
tomers and special orders- A forest
of trees is cut down every working
day of the year io this country and
trausformed into paper for newspaper
printing, and almost every kind of
wood is now used. Wonderful progress
has been made also in tho other
branches' of the paper trade, especial
ly iu the line and rag-made grades."
' The Fest Consulship,
"Young man," said a noted Illinois
congressman in the house restaurant
at the capitol, "when you get a chance
to be a consul for the United States
select a smoky city, one where there
are mauy factory chimneys. Do not
try for the fc?sh ion able capitals. Leave
them for tue ambassadors. Go where
the air is murky, for there business is
lively,and manya consignment is sent
to the United States. This means fees,
and fees mean a good income for the
In the course of his chat the con
gressman mado the general statement
that consuls who are making the most
money from foes are the quietest, most
unassuming, uncomplaining omployes
of the government. "They do not set
up claims for a salary instead of feep,"
he said, "Oh, no; but like the wise
boy where the raspberries are thick,
they let the world forget, so far as pos
sible, that they aro on earth. Let a
consular office be chauged from the
; fee to the salary system and it at once
' becomes alluring to a voracious lot of
aspirants. Some one finds out, per
haps, that the political support of this
particular consul is weak, and then in
fluence is used, and soon there is a
"One of the most profitable consul
ships is that of Liverpool. The salary
is $6000,. but the fees bring the emol
uments up to several times that
amount, and a generation ago tho in
come of tho consul at Liverpool was
850,000? Tbl? hoi been rodacod by
abolishing focai'^Cbicftga New*
THE BAYONET IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Value of a Weapon Probobly Useless lo
Dealing with a European Foe.
I think lt has been clearly demon
strated during the Boer-British war,
writes an English expert, that the at
tacking force loses about four times as
many men as the defending force. As
we shall probably always be uie at
tacking party it appears essential that
our numbers should always be largely
in excess of those of the enemy. The
ultimate issue then Is merely a ques
tion of the number of men we can con
centrate In order to make our attack
I do not mean to say that this would
be thc case were we fighting the train
ed troops of an European Power. It
seems probable that a modern Euro
pean battle will last several days, and
that against a modern disciplined army
the bayonet will be discarded as a use
less encumbrance. With the present
magazine rifle the Infantry come un
der a hot fire at 1,000 yards, and In an
attempt to rush trenches at,the point
of thc bayonet, few, if any, would sur
vive. 'But with pur present foe th?
conditions are somewhat different..The
Boer does not walt for a bayonet
charge; he is not disciplined, and does
not remain in thc trenches because his
officer commands Him. When he thinks
his enemy is getting too close, he
mounts his pony and gallops away to
where he considers he is safer.
Thus, though we lose many .men, our
troops have usually managed to- dis
lodge the enemy by this means; but,
as a rule, when they have gained the
position, they have not found many
Boers there. They have gone when the
storming party was still 200 or 300
yards off, and at a distnnce at which
European soldiers would have opened
a fire, out of which no man would
have come alive.
I wish to show by this that though
this mode of attack ls a costly one, and
would probably, be impossible against
European armies, yet it seems the on
ly one by which we can make sure of
driving the enemy from the strong po
sitions they take up, and to carry this
out successfully we must be vastly
superior in numbers. It might be asked
why do the generals not vry big flank
ing movements to turn the enemy's po
sition? The answer ls simple. Our
generals have found that owing to the
extraordinary mobility of the Boers
this mode of attack ls Impossible.
London Dally News.
One of the class publications of the
state which is acheiving notable suc
cess is Georgia Education, published
at Atlanta, Ga., by Miss S. Y. Jowett.
Possibly one feature which has con
tributed most largely to the success
and growth of this educational paper
is the attention which it gives to the
country school and its efforts to aronse
more general interest in this vital fac
tor in country life.
Georgia Education has just cele
brated its first birthday anniversary
by reducing the subscription price
one-half-from ?1.00 to 50c.
7 . early loss in value of gold coins
by wear and tear while in circulation
amounts to about $2,000 In every $5,
Sweat and fruit acids will not discolor
gooda dyed with PUTNAM FADELESS DY sa.
Sold by ail druggists.
Owing to Shortage.
Little Willie-"Tho Bible says there wiU be
' no marrying In heaven. 1 wonder why?"
Little Emma- "I don't k: v. unless H's be
cause there won't be enoug. .uou to go roundV'
Beauty Ia Blood Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascarets, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean; by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving ail im
Eunties from the body. Begin to-day to
anish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cascarets,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c
In describing a total eclipse of tho sun, the
colored philosopher said: "Well, sun, hit wuz
almes' dark enough to tackle a honr?os'!"
Tho Best Prescription for Chills
and Fever is a bottle of GROVB'S TASTELESS
CHILL TONIC. It ls simply iron and quinine In
a tasteless form. Ko cure-no pay. Price 50c.
"She thinks sho can act."
"What's the odds so long os she doesn't?'
Cloveland Plain Dealer.
Deafness Cannot Be Cared
by local applications, as they cannot reach the
discasod portion of the ear. There ip en?y one
way to cure deafness and that ls by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an in
flamed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tubo gets in
flamed you have a rumbling sound pr imper
fect hearing, and when lt is entirely closed
Deafness is the result, and un'.oss the Inflam
mation can be taken ont and th.s tube restored
tn Its normal condition, hearing will be de
stroyed forever. Nino casos out of ton aro
caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an ln
flnriir-il condition of tho mucous surfaces.
Wewin give One Hundred Dollars for any
cos?: of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggist?, 76c.
ll all's Family Pills are the best.
Within the last two years about a hundred
postofflces have been established in Chins.
The registry fee for letters is only 2y? cen j.
To Care Constipation Forever.
Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic, 10c or 25c
If C. C. C. fall to cure, druggists refund money.
Mr. Tlgg-"I don't seo how that Montreal girl
could sloep sixty days."
Mrs. Tlgg (speaking from observation}
"Probably some one kept calling her to break
fast right along."-Baltimore American.
VITALITY low, debilitated or exhausted oared
by Dr. Kllno's Invigorating Tonic. FRBB SI
trial bottle for 2 weeks' treatment. Dr. Kline,
Ld., 931 Arch St., Phlladelpha. Founded 1?7L
For Whooping Couch, Plso's Cure is*a suc
censful tomedy.-M. P. DIETER, 67Throop Ave.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 14,1894.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
toothing, softens tho gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allaya pair, cures wind colic. 23c. a bottle.
How He Was Paid.
"You're a nice Ind." remarked the minister
to a boy who was chopping wood, "Does your
motlier give you auything for chopping fire
"No," replied the boy. wilhameatiinglook;
"but 1 get something if 1.don't do lt."
How Are Tour Kidney? I .
Dr. Hobbs' Sparagas Pills care all kidney Ills. Sam.
clo free. Add. Sterling Bcniody Co., Chicago cr N. Y.
Seven shillings a day bas been adopt
Se new South .Wales governatat
initnum wast to faflwsrlafcottfti
Tobacco o?r Earth is
IS THE BRAND.
I?; ti; r.. *-?
. MAK try A. cru RED HT
BROWN BEOS. CO., WIN ST OP?, IV. C
He Attended the Party.
i A man from Indianapolis was in Lon
don last' year,, and one. day he saw
many . welWressed . , people .. going
through the iron gates of what he sup
posed was a public park opposite his
boardIng-lwuse. Accordingly, he Joined
the procession, sat or. the seats, and en.
joyed the music. A young lady, came
and gave him a cup of tea, and he had
a good time generally. The. next' day,
at the table, some one asked what'was
going on across the way the day be
fore. "Mrs. Humphry Ward gaye a
large garden party," said the landlady.
Food Taken by Greek Athletes.
The athletes of Greece in ancient
times when training for physical con
tests, were fed oh new cheese,' figs and
bolled grain. Their drink was ' warm
water, and they were: not .allowed to
eat meat ? ? - - ,
Educate Toar Bowels With Cascareta,
Candy Cathartic, euro constipation' forever. .
l0c,C5c. If C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money.
Kelly (growing pathetic)-Pity a poor unfor
tunate man, KelUnor, ihot'tj got to go homo to
his wolfe! 11 ' " '. "'. ?''
, Kelllher-Brace: up, KeUy, .brace.,apt Ye
should be thankful ye aro not tho sultan.
Tlt-blts. 1 ir! sin
?M ? Positivelyenrescoughs,
OS^-Olia3 Scolds in the chest or
5r ?r? wlungs and incipient
' for children. Tastes good. DosoorcsmalL ase.
"Both, my wiro and myself have been
using CASCARE TS and they aro tho best
medicine we have ?Ter had In th? house. Last
week my wife was frantic : with headache for
two dava, she tried some of your CASCARETS,
and they relieved the pain In her head almost
Immediately. Wo both recommend Cascarete."
CHAS. STEDSFOBD." 1
Pittsburg Safe <S Deposit Co., Pittsburg, Pa.
Pleasant, .Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Do
Good, Merer Sicken. Weaken, or Gripe. 10c 25c. 60o.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. "...
Btar?af BIMI Hy Conpmj, CMecf*. Vmtrtt, ~-rw Tort. SIT
KfLTfl-R AP 801(1 and fTir-rantecd by alllrag
nl3m IU-Bflu guts to C u?F. Tobacco Hab??
of a v-a Nu
abe 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.
W. L. DOUGLAS
$3 & 3.50 SHOES ??NI?g
with other makes.
^Indorsed by over
> 1,000,000 wearers.
The pennine have W. L j
Doughs' name and price I
stamped on bottom. Take(
no substitute claimed to be
as. good. Your dealer
should keen them-if
not, we will scad a pair? _
Jon receipt of price and 25c"
extra for carriage. - State kind of /leather,
size, and width, plain or cap toe. Cat. free,
ouscram ". L DOUGLAS SHOE CO., Brockton, Mass.
FOR 14 GENTS
We wist to pain this year 20O0C0 J
new cusiotnora, and hence offer Q
1 Pkg. City Garden Beet. . loe
La Crosse Market L?ttoco,16o
Strawberry Melon, 16o
13 Day Radish, 10e
Karly Ripo Cabbage, loo
Early Dinner Onion, 10c
Brilliant Flower Seeds, 15o
Worth 01.00, for 14 cesta. 81.u)
Abo TO 10 PkgaTworth $1-00, we will
mall yon freo, together with ou
cr?aiOatalop, telling all abont
S AU ti S MILL I0H DOLL AR POTATO ?
upon receipt of th is notice A 14c. S
?ump*. Wo invite yoor trad e. and
Lknowwhon yon once try Mai z er's
lured* yon will never do without.
"*20<> Pritoaon Sailer's 1?00-rar
est earliest Tomato Giant on earth. C-_
' ?OHS A. S1L7.C2 ?KED CO., Li CROSS!, WIS.
Union soldiers and widows of soldiers whu mad?
homestead entries before June 33,1374 of leas thoa
160 acres (no matter if abandoned or relinquished)
if they have not sold their additional homestead
rights, should address, with full part icu! ars, giv
ing district, ste. ms? H. COFF, Viihisgt?, 8. c
Write for oar bargain Hst.
Rebuilt machined good as new
(for work.) cheap. Vachines shipped
for examination. Largest, best
and cheapest stock in the country.
We rent typewriters.
THE TYPE W KI TE 1 i EXCHANGE,
308 North 9rh St..
St. Louis, Mo.
Tice oe to patentability. Send for "Inventors'
Primer," FREE. .III I.O 8. S TE VE N'S <? CO..
Estab.. 1884. 817 14th Mt., Washington* D. C.
Branches: Chicago, Cleve and'and Detroit.
free.- Free ad?
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Cost no more than 3d clara school. Catalog free
cene*. Book of testimonials a
Free. Dr H. H.
NEW DISCOVERY; rivas
lek relief and oares worst
nd IO d ays' treatment
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