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: A. Illy Rww ta ? ?arden far
Prom tie dust o? the city street.
It had no dream that the universe
: _Held ?.URht lees pure and sweet
fesSbaa Ms virgin selr? so chaste was it,
: ?operfect Its retreat
W^ea algal came down the (Uy looked
L< Itt tko race of the stars and smiled;
Thea went to bleep-to the sleep of death,
T' As the soul of a little child
Own ba?k to the clasp of the Father-soul,
Untouched and undefiled.
A;Illy bloomed on the highway close
?Tp.tbe tread of tho sweeping throng;
^Jtrbre the gas? ot a hundred .eyes
?j -i'lVhere burned the flame of wrong;
. And one came by who tore its'heart
With a ruthless hand and strong.
- lt caught no glimpse of a garden fair,
It knew no other name
Por a world that used and bruised it so
? 'Than a world of, sin and shame;
' And hopeless, crushed, its spirit passed
.. .Aa the evening shadows came.
I And who can say bat the sheltered one
A sullied flower bad been
Had its home been out on the highway close
To the path of shame and siaV
- And the other forever angel-white
Had it blossomed aafo within?
-Elisabeth Gallup Perkins, in Boston
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I Jg WEALTHY.
BY IC. ATWOOD STUART.
The train rolled out of more than
Egyptian darkness ajad stopped sud
: The Hare of many lights, the rum
ble and roar of traffic, and the throngs
of people in the streets, proclaimed
the station to be a city, and a great
'? The passengers whose changing
place of destination is was, poured
oat, pushing sud jostling against a
stream of people coming in, for the
train was a through one and the time
Among the last -to reach the plat
form was a young girl, olad in mourn
ing, evidently a stranger. She looked
about her wonderingly, as though
with the commotion and noise and
confusion she could hardly think.
Presently,by the intercession of the
station master, she secured a carriage
and rode away.
By-and-by abe reached her destina
tion, and because she so desired,in the
cour e of ? vents she found herself in
-the presence of the master of the
house. In bis hand he held the letter
bro right him by his careful henchman,
who statol that the bearer waited be
low. Having perused the letter, the
edict had returned that she appear
"Have you come straight from
."How long has it taken you?"
She told him.
*rAnd what is your name?"
"Humph! Don't fit your present
"How old are you?'.
"Sixteen my next birthday."
"Well, Dorothy, I suppose we shall
have to let her stay."
Let her stay! and the pale orphan
girl, a mere child, without father or
mother, was his own brother's daugh
ter, a stranger in a strange land al
most; homeless and penniless; and
the Cunnings could have housed a
regiment, and were fairly, rolling in
A-trembling with the strangeness
of the reception, scarcely comprehend
ing the right and the wrong of the
whole matter, And already homesick,
timid little Wealthy stood with down
cast eyes bri arning over with tears,
while they BC positively decided her
Mos. Doro! hy Dunning put down
"Come with me,"she said. Wealthy
followed to an apartment containing
two beds. Hore she was told she
might sleep. "This bed will be
yours," indicating the bed containing
one child, "and you can have the care
of these three children," pointing to
the other, in whioh were two, three
boys in all, sleeping soundly.
"Ton can dress them in the morn
ing, hear their prayers, and open the
room to air. Then come to me and I
will tell you what uext to do."
Wealthy silently acquiesced by an
inclination of the head.
Left alone, she gave up, heartbroken,
to real, genuine grief.
"Oh, papa, papal" she sobbed, as
she erept to bed at last, weeping.
Poor little Wealthy!
"On the whole, it is quite as well,"
said Mrs. Dunning, -hen she went
back to the drawing-room. "We will
discharge the present nurse for
Arthur, Bob and Joe, and she can
Ferve instead. She told you she was
nearly 16, and she looks capable."
"fier, name will do very well for a
serv?br," remarked Lou, the oldest
daughter, and young lady of the family,
looking over the top of her music
"Ahem!-hardly a servant You
must remember she is your cousin,
you ?-know," said Doctor Dunning,
evincing a slight twinge of con
: "She needn't try cousin-ing me,"
mutwred Lou, turning away to her
own"?ffairs; and at the end of a week
Mrs.;Dorothy Dunning had decided
the same, and mentally vowed that
the bindy Wealthy should forget the
relationship, and keep her plaoe with
the children and mind the housework,
which she could perform with such,
So Wealthy found herself one of
the nurses., who were employed to
take' care of the six Dunning chil
dren, her charge being the three
oldest, except Lou.
She, being 18 and out in society,
was considered beyond a nurse's care,
and 'never turned a hand over to
brighten anybody's life.
Bnt there were gleams of bright
ness in Wealtby's life, after all.
Pleasant days :;he took the children
to the park, and, while she sewed and
minded them, she could also feast her
eyes on the beautiful trees and green
? ward and the blue skies; so blue,
Wealthy thought; skies anywhere else
wei e never so blue as those. Little
by little she learned that the best of
us all, in one way Or another, work
more or less, and she argued that, per
haps, hera was not sn ch. a hard lot as
it might have been,' in spite of the
fast that she was obliged to be busy
at something all the time. She was
tb ft ukf ul for what she had, and worked
and sang and made the best of it.
And so it went on for six months.
July came and Doctor and Mrs.
Dunning and Lon went away to cool
"Dortor* Edwards is coming to
Birobm?i' this season," reported
Mr . Dunning at the eud of the fort
"Very, wealthy family. Bernard,
the old? t?t son, has studied in Europe
and "has ' returned and taken his
fatherja practice, Every one is speak
iug ot the celebrated Doctor Edwards
-aa excellent parti for Lou.1'
Lou matched her pretty eyes with
prettier ribbons, and when he called
ehe rustled to greet him in the fleecy
raiment that had cost Wealthy hours
of patient endeavor to think out, and
fit, and make-a creature of a dream
aud fair to look upon, "as beautiful
as A fancy," Doctor Edwards thought.
But in the chain of circumstances,
there were other incidents.
In tne city the oppressive heat was
telling on poor, puuy Arthur, and one
day Wealthy, nurse, housekeeper and
commander-in-chief, fouud another
fare on her hands, a sick boy.
Gently she qnieted him, tenderly
. she cared for him, but at dusk she
stood despairingly by his bedside, with
the realization that the disease was
beyoud the scope of her immediate
prescriptions and fully aware that the
boy was on daugerous ground.
What could she do? Send for her
uncle? He was miles away, and
. Arthur might die before his father
Send for a doctor? Where? Neither
she nur any of the children knew the
location of any physician's office in
Speak to the neighbors? Yes, but
it is August, and they are all away.
Completely ba died in this labyrinth
of perplexities, suddenly a bright idea
j occurred to her.
i Looking hastily out of the window
she saw a bright light away down the
street on the opposite side.
"That must be Doctor Edwards
that I have heard so much about, I
know," she said. And shortly after
ward, Doctor Bernard Edwards, pro
fessional, indeed, but handsome, line
ever', and kind, was obeying an urgent
summons up the street.
He stayed all through the hot night
with the sick boy, soothing and help
ing him and lighteuiug for poor
Wealthy what otherwise would have
been a season of multitudinous terrors
-and wheu morning dawned once
agaiu, Arthur's life was saved.
And duriug that night he had be
come interested iu the faithful, lovely
Doctor Edwards always looked
grim reality straight in the eye, and
he found out what her position was iu
that house, and such a distaste for Lou
Darning's frivolous beauty came over
him at the disco', erv that he hoped he
might never see her agaiu.
He stamped aud stormed a little
and in his righteous wrath he spoke
some certain truths of the Dunniugs.
"It. is too scandalously bad!" he
"You might marry her," suggested
grouty old Doctor Edwards, who had
?got the benefit of his son's late re
"Have half a mind to," said'
Evidently he had a whole mind to;
for the next day, before the gray dusk
was fairly out of the sky, aud loug
before the children were awake,
Wealthy, standing weary and alone
by the chamber window, found her
self clasped tenderly iu a pair of strong
arms. Lovingly the tall doctor stooped
aud tenderly kissed the.little girl.
"Wealthy, "he whispered, "Wealthy
look at me, darling! I have some
thing to tell you, aud I want you to
answer me a question."
Somehow it took a long time; but
at the end of the narration, though
Wealthy was in a flood of tears, the
tired head rested against Doctor
Edward's breast, and with a joy that
could not'be told, she answered "yes"
to his question.
When the Dunnings came back
there was a heavy gold ring on Weal
thy'8 hand but Doctor Bernard Ed
wards called before they had time to
"I have tp apologize for not keep
ing my promise of returniug to Birch
wood, but professional duties prevent
ed," he said. "Perhaps, too, I should
make excuses for frlliug iu love with
your uiece, but that, also, I could not
And before they realized what he
was doing he had taken Wealthy away
and married her, and she had left
Doctor and Mrs.*Dunning refer to
their niece as "My dear Wealthy."
Lou does herself, indeed. "My
cousin Wealthy," she says, in speak
ing of her, "Doctor Edwards' beauti
But it was a corrective for the Dun
nings. They may not be less self
centred-that would be hardly pos
sible-but they are more discreet.
PEARLS OF THOUCHT.
Use palliatives when you contradict
Modesty is the only sure bait when
you angle for praise.
The desire of pleasiug is at least
half the art of doing it
Give me but virtuous actions, and
I will not quibble and chicane about
I believe there is more judgment
required for proper conduct of jur
virtues than for avoiding theil- oppo
When you have found out the pre
vailing passion of any man, remember
not to trust him where that passion is
A wise man will live nt least as
much within his wit as his income
Culled from the Earl of Chesterfield's
Letters to His Son.
I really kuow nothing more criminal,
more mean, more ridiculous than lying.
It is the production of either malice,
cowardice or vanity.
Style is the dress of thoughts. . .
it is not every understauding that can
judge of matter, but every ear eau and
does judge more or less of style.
If you will please people, you must
please them in their own way; and, as
you? cannot make them what they
should be, you must take them as they
A spruceness of dress is very be
coming at your age, as the negligence
of it implies an indifference about
pleasing, which does not become a
Wrongs are often forgiven, but con
tempt never is; our pride remembers
it forever; it implies a discovery of
weakness which we are more careful
to conceal than crimes.
A man is fit for neither business nor
pleasure who either cannot or does
not command and direct his attention
to the present object, and banish for
that time all other objects from his
Next to doing the things that de
serve to be writteu, there is nothing
that gets a man more credit, and gives
him more pleasure than to write the
things that deserve to be re.~.d.
Great talents are above the gener
ality of the world, who neither pos
sess them themselves nor judge of
them rightly in others; but ail peo
ple are judges of the lesser talents,
such as civility, affability and au agree
able address and manner.
About 80 per cent, of the fishing
nets iu Hokkaido, Jap au, are made of
cotton thread. Cotton nets were first
introduced from Scotland in 1888.
Tho thing most desired of a Spring
Medicine is thorough purification
of the blood. With this work o*
cleansing going on there is com
plete renovation of every part of
your system. Not only is the cor
rupt blood made fresh, bright and
lively, but the stomach also re
sponds in better digestion, its
readiness for food at proper times
gives sharp appetite, the kidneys
and liver properly perform their
allotted functions, and there is, in
short, new brain, nerve, mental
and digestive strength,
Possesses the peculiar qualities
Peculiar to Itself-whioh accom
plish these good things for all
who take it. Au unlimited list of
wonderful cureB proves its merit.
NEW USE OF EXHAUST.
How Waste Steam May Run An Auxiliary
"For many years lt has been known
that the steam engine did not utilize
all its energies. The ordinary high
pressure engine which discharged its
pxhaust steam into the air used hardly
more than 5 per cent, of the value of
the fuel burned under its boiler. The
compound engine, which condenses its
steam and'returned the warm water to
the boilers, used only 12 to 13 per cent,
pf the fuel energy. Here ingenuity
Seemed to stop until a device was in
dented for using the heat of the ex
haust steam to evaporate another
pquid, which, having a lower boiling
point than water, required less heat
for the process than does water.
This process is the joint discovery
of G. Bohrend, a Hamburg engineer,
and Dr. Zimmermann of Ludwigshaf
en, and lt gains as high as 50 per cent,
additional motive power without in
creasing the expenditure of fuel. The
liquid they chose for evaporation ls
sulphurous acid, which ls cheap, easily
obtained, and is so oily that it lubri
cates the inner working surfaces of
the machinery without corroding them.
The steam passes into the surface con
denser or vaporizer, in which, the cool
ing medium, instead of being water,- is
liquid sulphurous acid, the boiling point
of which is so low that the liquid is
decomposed immediately by the heat
of the exhaust steam, liberating sul
phur dioxide gas. This gas passes
over into the cylinder of an auxiliary
engine, where its work is done as in an
ordinary steam engine. Then the sul
phurous vapor enters the surface con
denser, is condensed to liquid by cold
water tubes and is forced by a pump
back into the vaporizer to do its work
With a fairly economical compound
engine, using 16% pounds of steam for
each indicated horse-power hour, half
an indicated horse-power can be pro
duced in the auxiliary machine for
every indicated horse-power developed
in the main engine._
Charles A. Dana as Head Walter.
As I remember our meals, they were
most delightful times for talk, humor,
wit, and the interchange of pleasant
nonsense, says Mrs. Ora Gannett Sedg
wick In the Atlantic. When our one
table had grown into three, Charles A.
Dana, who must have been a very ord
erly young man, organized a corps of
waiters from among our nicest young
people, whose meals wera kept hot for
them, and they in .their turn were
waited on by those whom they had
served. I recollect seeing Mr. Dana
reading a small Greek book between
the courses, though he was a faithful
waiter. I remember the table talk as
most delightful and profitable to me.
Looking back over a long anu varied
life, I think that I have rarely, if ever
since, sat down with so many men and
women of culture, so thoroughly un
selfish, polite, and kind to one another,
as I found at those plain but attractive
tables. All seemed at rest and at their
best. There was uo man, tired with
the stock market and his efforts to
make or to increase a big fortune, com
ing home harassed or depressed, too
cross or disappointed to talk. There
was no woman vying with others in
French gowns, laces, and diamonds.
The fact that all felt that they were
honored for themselves alone brought
out more Individuality in each, so that
I have often said that t have never
peen any other set of people where each
individual seemed to possess some pe
"My beau," said ten-year-old Lucy,
"is going to be an Admiral."
"Is he In the Naval Academy?" ask
ed her sympathetic aunt.
"Oh! no," replied the little woman,
"he's too young for that yet, but he'B
having an anchor tatooed on his arm."
has such a record for ab"
solute3y curing female lils
and kidney troubles as
has Lydia Em PSnkham's
Medicines that are ad"
vertised to cure every"
thing cannot bo specif los
for anything m
Lydia Em Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound will
not euro every kind of ill"
ness that may afflict men,
women and children, but
proof ls monumental that
lt will and does oure ail
the lils peculiar to wo m enw
This ls a fact indisput
able and can be verified
by more than a million
' "If you aro sick don't OX"
p?riment, take tho modi"
cine that has tho record
of tho largest number of
T,vdla13 Piakhara Med. Co., Lynn, Maas.
HINTS FOR HOUSEWIVES.
Itemed? for Ivy Poisonlnf;.
? treatment highly recommended by
a scientific magazine for poisoning
from ivy, is to wet a slice of bread
with water, dust it with common
washing soda, and apply to the erup
tion, keeping the bread from the out
side. Half an hour of this treatment
is said to be a sure cure.
Hoit' to Clean DH i cato Goods.
Delicately tinted mulls and nearly
all delicate goods to be cleaned must
be soaked overnight in salt water and
washed ia soap bark and cold water.
To wash white mull yokes place them
in hot water, soap bark and ammonia,
and leave them overnight Ju the
morning they should have another
bath of the same kind and then hs
rinsed in hot water.
Cement for Itroknn Dishes.
The old housekeeper has in her scrap
book well-tried recipes for mending
an i cleaning, and among them is the
.following cement for mendiug broken
dishes, lc is one of the strongest and
most easily applied and it needs nott
ing but the white ot an egg and some
lime. Sh?ve'off a ?inall quantity of
the lime mix it thoroughly with part
of the white of an ogg arid apply as
quickly as possible to the brokeri
edges. Then place them together and
hold them firmly till they become set.
Never mix any larger quantity thun is
to be immediately used, since it hard
ens with great rapidity.
nestorius Polish of Furniture.
Many will be glad to know how the
fine original polish of furniture may
be restored, especially in the case pl
such articles as pianos, fancy table?,
etc., which become tarnished by use.
Make a polish by putting half an
ounce of shellac, thu same quantity
of guinlac and a quarter of an
ounce of gum sandarac into.a pint ol
spirits of wine. Put them all together
in a stone bottle near the fire, slinking
it very oflen. As soon as the gums
are dissolved it is ready for use. Now
make u roller of woolen rags, put a
a little of polish ou it, and also a few
drops of linseed oil; rub the surface
to be polished with this, going around
and around over a small space at o
time until it begins to be quito smooth.
Then finish by a second rubbing with,
spirits of wine aud more of tho polish,
and your furniture will haye a brilliant
lustre equal to new.-Now York Jour
Bonutiful Photozraplt Frames.
Photograph frames grow more and
more beautiful each season, and noth
iug seems too fantastic as material for,
them. Those of rich old-time bro
cade are particularly pretty and make
the artistic modern photographs look
like lovely old miniatures. Turquoise
blue and bright-green enamelled wood,
rimmed with silver or gold, are very
effective, ns are also some of Algerian
onyx, with fancy gilt rims, decorated
with Louis XV bows. Folding pho
tograph cases in crushed morocco,
tooled gold or ornamented with raised
gold decoration after the Empire style,
are charming. In royal blue leather,
tooled with gold, are frames in all
sorts of odd shapes and sizes; they
are adorned by enamelled heads,
Sevres blue crushed morocco, scrolled
with silvor and mixed with turquoises,
makes beautiful frames, and fretted
gold with the new ri d finish forms
charming frames for little three-leaved
screens, in each leaf of which a small
photograph may be inserted.
Bright red mahogany, inserted with^
dark silk, both silk and wood orna
mented with gold tooling, are very
handsome. Eu by and emerald velvet
frames studded with steel are revivals
of au old-time fashion. Odd little
showcases in mahogany and gilt,t a la
Empire, are to stand on a . table,' as
they are only large enough to contain
some precious'miniature or one or two
small valuables, and are, therefore,
fitted with a small lock and key. 1
Oatmeal Piecrust-Moke exactly like
dough for crackers, but roll out thin
ner. It can only be used for au under
crust. It can be eaten with impunity
by those who cannot digest "short
Eye Coffee- Carefully pick over and
wash one pint of rye. Drain for a
moment, then put into s skillet aud
stir over tho fire. Stir constantly until
evenly browned. Mix with; throe
fourths cup of browned coffee kernels.
Grind, make and settle as'any coffee is
. Prune Pies-Prune pie is an old
fashioned favorite. It is very good if
. the stones have beeu removed and very
poor indeed if that duty has been
neglected. Sometimes lemon juice.is
added as a flavoring, but the original
prune pie required nothing but prunes
and sugar, the fruit having been
stewed in the first place necessarily. ,
Mac?doine Salad-This can be made
of any vegetables on hand, such as
peas, carrots, cucumbers, asparagus,
beets, cauliflower, celery, string beans,
etc. Cut them into dice and mix
lightly, so as not to break them, mar
inate with a French dressing and let
stand on ice for half an hour, then
-mask with mayonnaise; garnish with
parsley and Berve.
Sago Cream-Boil one-quarter of t
pound of sago in one pint of watei
lor five minutes; pour into a fine sieve;
roturn the sago to the same pan; covei
with one pint of boiling water and
simmer one hour; add one cupful ol
currant jam, or orange juice, and juice
of one lemon, and about three-fourths
of a cupful of sugar; let simmer 20
minutes longer; fill small moulds with
the mixturo, serving cold in a glass
ilish; garnish with whipped cream and
Catch! 113 Salmon In Scotland.
To form an approximate estimate ol
the sums disbuvsed by the renters ol
salmon fishings is a difficult matter,
but, leaving ont the money paid foi
salmon fishing included in a shooting
rent, the money paid for salmon fish
ing together with the incidental ex
penses incurred, may be put down at
?80,000, not one penny of which
would Scotland see if there were no
salmon fishing. I have arrived at this
sum in a roundabout sort of way, but
belii ve it is under tho mark. Thus,
when I first began to fish on my own
account in the early sixties, I could
rent a month ou a fairly good stretch
of water for from ?40 to ?60, the ser
vices of a gillio being usually includ
ed in the rent. For that outlay I used
to average as nearly as possible a fish
for every sovereign; my worst month,
which cost ?45, was 16 fish; my best
88 for ?35, and both of them were, on
the Dee. About 1867 the rents began
to rise and fish were costing me quite
5B. each, which speedily went to ?5 o
head, until, from 1870 up to tho pres
ent, angling rents have increased by
leaps and bounds, forcing me to retire
-for as anglers became more plenti
ful good angling became scarcer, and
nowadays it maybe reckoned that fish
cost the catcher quite ?10 each. -Cham
THE OX IN WAR.
His Strength and Patience Make Him laval
nable io South Africa.
At the present moment, when the
efficiency of the British army in South
Africa largely depends on the stabil
ity of Ita transport, it may not tie
amiss to consider the capabilities of
I the trek, ot trausport, ox, who, after
ali? despite mules and traction engines,
Is the mainstay df the South African
transport. The Imperial authorities irx
the Cape Colony and Natal are now
busily engaged in bjying all the
availble ox transport they can, as is
testified by their numerous advertise
ments in colonial papers.
Oxen are less expens've than mules,
They are slow but sure, never doing
more than three miles an hour, or
twenty miles a day, which is consider
ed a good trek. The Zulu ox ls the
best-bred animal, but small and un
serviceable when compared to the
bastard Zulu or Natal ox, which
thrives oh both the "sour" veldt. Oxen,
however, require very ?ireful hand
ling", abd must on ho account be over
driven ; they must hav*e at le?st six
hours a day for grdzing purposes, td
the winter, which is coming on how,
they can find a picking on the parched
velt where a mule or horse would fall.
They are, naturally, in poor condition
till the green grass of spring appears
in September. They are very liable to
lung sickness and red water, and
whole spans sometimes perish from
.the cold, and on no account should be
worked In the rain during that season,
J for, among other things, the yoke,
j when wet, gives them sore necks, thus
rendering them useless, J. ne ox's best
I work is done at night time, and moon
light treks are the usual things with ?
the "transport riders" after their teams
have been grazing all day. They are
never kept under the yoke for more
I than eight hours during the day, two
stretches of four hours each. From
four to eight in the morning and from
6 to 10 at night are the favorite hours
I for "trekking.
As to their hauling capacity, a
"span" or team of eighteen oxen will
easily draw a buck wagon (weighing a
little over a ton), loaded to 0,000
pounds over the South African roads,
many of which are little better than
tracks across the veldt. Twenty miles
a day for a heavy baggage column "in
such a country as South Africa ls
really good goiug.
One of the great merits of the ox
wagon is the simplicity of its harness.
The two beasts nearest the wagon
draw from a pole (disselboom) on
which the yoke is fastened, and the
couples in front are attached to a wire
or hide rope, known as the trek-touw,
to which the yokes are fastened by
riems, or thongs of hide. Any break
age or deficiency in such a tackle can
easily be made good, as it is fre<? from
the complexities of a set of harness.
Prudent transport riders invariably
"outspan" their teams at the approach
of a thunder storm, If their "trek
. touw" be of wire or chain, as whole
spans have been destroyed by light
ning through neglecting this precau
j In the convoys to the troops not
more than fifty wagons are despatched
at one time, and, if the roads permit,
six or even more are driven abreast.
The second division usually starts In
half an hour after the first. Net .dy
all the wagons used in the present
campaign are built locally, made cf
stiong colonial woods, and constructed
without springs. Only two men are
required to manage each wagon-a
driver and a "vorlooper" or leader of
the team-both of whom are nearly al
ways trained Kaffirs.
At present large numbers of. these
wagons are being hired from the col
onists at the rate of $15 to $20 per day,
the Imperial Government making good
any losses that may occur In the span
Pall Mall Gazette._
Easy Way of Telling Time.
It was about ten minutes before clos
ing time in the City Clerk's ofilce-the
busiest period of the day-the other af
ternoon, and Chief Clerk George Gas
ton was making the iuk fly at a lively
It was the telephone at the far side of
the room. Gaston dropped his pen and
rushed to the instrument
"Is this the City Hall?" queried a
soft, feminine voice at tho other end of
The frown on the clerk's face soft
ened. In dulcet tone he Informed the
fair inquirer that it was.
"Will you please tell me what time
it ls? You see, our clock has stopped,
and the walks are so wet that I hated
to. step out; and I thought if I called
up the City Hall I'd get the right time,
because if I'm late with supper my hus
"Ten minutes to 4, ma'am! Three
fifty. Yes, ten minutes to 4. Goodby
-net at all-a real pleasure, I assure
But as the clerk went back to his
desk he looked tired.-Detroit Journal.
Going to Bed In India.
Going to bed in India is a very dif
ferent process from going to bed at
home. To begin with, it is a far less
formal process. There is no shutting
the door, no cutting yourself off from
! the outer world, no going upstairs and
finally no getting Into bed. You mere
ly lie down on your bed, which, with
its bedding, is so simple as to be worth
describing. The bed is a wooden
frame with webbing laced across it,
and each bed has a thin cotton mat
tress. Over this one sheet is spread,
and two pillows go to each bed. That's
Wby She Kept the Map.
A householder in London recently
noticed that his cook had stuck up in
her kitchen a map of-South Africa,
with the British possessions colored
red, the Transvaal brown, the Orange
Free State yellow, and Portuguese ter
ritory green. "Do you take an inter
est iu the war. Mary?" he asked. "No.
sir"" replied the cook, "but I mean to
'ave a skirt like that brown bit, and
blouses like them other colors; and
I'm just keepin' the map match the
patterns with when I get a heveuin'
He Didn't Appreciate lt.
"Brother," said the cannibal chief,
facetiously, "In about fifteen minutes
you will be in the soup."
"Oh, dear!" groaned the missionary.
"I suppose that must be what people
call native humor."
Some of toe Tests to Which They are
There is a popular belief that chrono
meters, those delicate pieces of me
chanism which enable the mariner to
tell to a nicety where he ls upon the
ocean, are made only in England. One
will be told even In Malden Lane that
England l? chronometer-maker to the
world. This was true at one time, but
now, according to shipmasters, Ameri
ca furris1 out excellent chronometers.
There ar?; however, only three ?t?ferl
can makers as against numerous Brit
ish firms. Many of the instruments in
use in the United .States Navy are of
American make. These chronometers
are purchased on trial. The delicate
instrument is subjected to extremes of
temperature,- by means of which its
variations are ascertained. No instru
ment leaves the maker's hands until it
has been thoroughly tested, or before
It is three years old. In this period
there ls ample opportunity for develop
ing Its peculiarities. When it is under
stood that an error of four seconds on
the part of the chronometer will put a
skipper a mile'out of his. course the
necessity of the most careful and thor
ough test is apparent.
Ev?fi when an instrument has been
tested to the satisfaction of the ex
perts, and has been finally adjusted,
only a skilled man cari be allowed to
carry it i. ja the workshop to the ship.
One firm alone has a dozen of these
carriers constantly employed. They
are not, of course, dealing all tie time
with new chronometers; there are from
400 to 500 always In stock from ships
arriving in the port of New York from
' all parts of the world; As soon as a
ship comes into port Its chronometer is
usually sent ashore for rating, that is
to say, it ls carefully observed until
the ship is ready to sail, when the
variation is reported to the captain,
who can then make his ccljulations ac
cordingly. The chronometers of the
transatlantic liners are sent ashore for
rating every time they come into port
The greatest care is taken of chrono
meters on board ship, and on all first
class ships there are usually three, one
being for deck observations. The most
perfect one of the lot is usually placed
In a dry but well-ventilated apartment
amidships, where it is firmly screwed
down, and should there he fear of
dampness, wrapped in a heavy woolen
blanket On the government vessels
the chronometer ls placed In a case
lined and padded with curled hair,
which keeps it from being jarred. The
smallest speck of rust on the balance
spring might cause a chronometer to
lose its accuracy. A first-class chrono
meter costs $250 and one of the same
grade capable of telegraphing its own
time, sells at $450-New York Post
BORED HOLES ALL OVER TOWN.
A Farmers Son Says He Did lt to Care
Himself of Insomnia.
Frank Hooley, a armer's son has
confessed to being the one who bored
holes in the buildings all over the ham
let of Montville, Geauga County and in
so doing surfeited that part of Ohio
with mystery and no end of superstiti
ous fright and incidentally of causing
the suicide of one man to whom cir
cumstantial evidence pointed as the
perpetrator of the deed. Hooley, who
is 19 years old, appeared before Justice
Case and swore io the following story:
"About one year ago I began to be
troubled with insomnia, .bater the
trouble became worse and I passed
night after night without sleep. When
I shut my eyes I could see augers. To
the right augers and to the left nothing
but augers. I felt an uncontrollable
desire to bore holes, and was sc ner
vous that I thought I should go crazy.
One night, after trying In vain for sev
eral hours to go to sleep, I arose, went
to the barn and bored a hole In one of
the doors. Immediately I experienced
a change of feeling and my nervous
ness disappeared. I went to bed and
6lept soundly all night
"I had found a remedy for my Ills,
but it did not last long, and I soon
foundL that boring holes in the barn
would not bring sleep. I felt that I
must try the house, and did. The
neighbors' houses were perforated.
About one hole to each house, and the
virtue was gone. I make this confes
sion b?cause I am sick of the business,
and wish to be taken where I can be
treated, for this nameless disease."
The announcement of this strange
statement has made a sensation sec
ond only to the discovery of the holes.
For weeks after the discovery was
made the little settlement was in a
feyer of excitement. Eesidents were
utterly at a loss to explain the purpose
of ?he borings. A hole had been bored
through the outside wall of every
dwelling In the village except two, and
In a few houses two holes were bored.
Hooley is 6 feet tull and unusually
thin. His shoulders are bent and his
Owing to the old system of digging
out diamonds Kimberley proper is built
around a hole big enough to contain
the entire white population of South
England's Armored Trains.
The magnlflcent ormorotl trains used by
England In her war with tho Boers will trans
port her troops, protest bridges and tele
graphic communications In about tho samo
war that lIostettor'B Stomach Bitters drives
dyspepsia irom tho human stomach and then
mounts Riiard that lt does not return. Tho
Bitters has won iu evory case of indigestion,
biliousness, liver and kldnoy trouble for the
past flf ty years. It ls invaluable at all times.
Mr. T. Carson, of Brownsville. Tex., has boen
mayor of that town for twenty-one years.
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Tonr Life Array.
To quit tobacco easily and forover, be mag
netic, full of lite, nerve and vigor, take No-Tc
Bac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 60o or 81. Curo guaran
teed Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Itemcdy Ca, Chicago or New York
London Fashion Pays High. Bent.
In the fashionable thoroughfares of London
a good houso rents for VJO.OOO a year.
To Cure n Cold In One Day.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE TABLKTS. All
drupglsts refund tho money if it falls to cure.
E. \V. GROVE'S signature ls on each box. 25c.
Much Area, But Few Inhabitants.
Russia's Asiatic possessions are throe times
tho size ol Groat Britain's, hut hold only
2.1,000,001) inhabltonts, as compared with Eng
Educate Yonr Bowels TT*>h Casenrets.
Candy Cathartic, euro constipation forever.
lOc. Soc. If C. C. C. 'ail, druggists refund money.
Strange ns lt seem*, every right-minded per
sou who gives lila word straightway endoavore
to keep lt. _
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for chlldron
teething, softens tho gums, reduces infiamma
non. allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
I do not believe Piso's Curo for Consumption
has an equal for couRhs and colds-JOHtf F.
BOTER, Trinity Springs. Ind.. Fob. 15. 1000.
Now you know what the tro
cure,-a perfect Sarsaparilla,
name of the medicine, for in a
great many remedies.
Weat you want is a Sarsapari
pure, t Sarsaparilla that will mat
filia that is a powerful nerve to
"Thc only Sarsaparilla made ander
graduates: a graduate in
chemistry, and a ?ri
$1.00 a bottle.
" Last July my oldest daughter was l
to mend I was down sick myself fror
and did not care much whether I Uv
bottle of Ayer's Sarsaparilla, and its <
it put me on my feet and made a wei
Bentonsport, Iowa, Jan. 19,' 1900.
Fish Commit:, Suido
A giant star fish was recently cap
tured and placed on exhibition in an
aquarium in San Francisco. The
morning after its capture it was found
that one of the rays of the star was
separated from its body. It was
thought that a big laud crab, which
occupied the same tank, must be guilty
of assault and battery, and ii was ac
cordingly taken out. Next morning,
however, two more of the star's rays
liad been separated from its body, and
then a watch was set. It was found
that the star fish, apparently dlssatis
ned with its surroundings, was delib
erately dismembering itself. This pro
cess was continued until all the six
arms had been cast off, apd there was
nothing left of the original star fish
but its central body.
Out of the Ordinary.
The two old friends, as has been
narrated before, met again, after years
"By the way, Gagster," said Throg
glns, "do you remember that snub
nosed, cross-eytd little Tilbury girl
with a fice o-i her that would ditch
an express train? She used to live
somewhere In your neighborhood, I
"Oh, yes, I remember her perfectly,"
"What ever became of her?'
*T am sorry to disappoint you, Throg
gins"-here is where the variation
comes in-"but I have not the slight
est idea. I didn't marry her."-Chi
Thirty minutes Is all the time required tc
dye with PUTNAM FADELESS DIES. Sold by
Riches cannot buy tho lovo of a dog, nor for
that matter of a woman who lswoalthy lu her
own right. _
Beauty Is 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 all im
purities from the body. Begin to-day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cascarets,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 60c.
Quaint Little People.
The nativos of the Andaman Islands, the
smallest people In the world, average 3 feet I
Hinches in height and lusa than 70 pounds [
in weight. ._
The Best Prescription for Chills
and Fever is a bottle of GHOVE'S TASTELESS
CHILL TOXIC. It ls simply iron and quinine In
a tasteless form. No cure-no pay. Price 50c.
Soda "Water to Appease Hunger.
Soda water ls now prescribed as a palliative
for hungor, especially for tho abnormal hun
ger produced by disease.
Catarrh Cannot he Cared
With local applications, as they cannot reach
the seat of thc disease. Catarrh is a blood or
constitutional disease, and in order to cure
it you must take internal remedies. Hall's
Catarrh Cur?is taken internally.and actsdi
rectly on the blood and mucous surface. Hall's
Catarrh Cnre is nota quack medicine., lt was
prescribed by one of the best physicians in
this countrv tor years, and is a regular pre
scription. It is composed of the bc<t tonics
known.combinodwith the bestblfiod purifiers,
acting directly on the mucous surfaces. The
perfect combination of tho two ingredients is
what produces such wonderful results in cur
ing catarrh. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, price 75c.
Hall's Family Pills aro tho best.
In San Rafael, Cal., lt is Illegal to shoot game
with a repeating or magazine shot gun.
5Tow Are Toar Kidneys ?
Dr. Hobbs' Sparagus Pilli care all kidney (Us. Sam*
plo free. Add. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N. Y.
Last year the mtues of Montana yielded
copper to the value of W0,000,000.
VITALITY low, debilitated oroxhausted cured
by Dr. Kline's Invigorating Tonic. FREE SI
trial bottlo for 2 weeks' treatment. Dr. Kline,
Ld., 931 Arch St., Phlladelpha. Founded 187L
II. II. GREEN'S SONS, of Atlanta, Ga., are the
only successful Dropsy Specialists in the world.
Seo iholr liberal offer in advor?soment in an.
other column of this paper.
If a man's neighbors would only soo his vir
tuos as well In his lifetime as they do when ho
ls doad, ho wouldn't need a mouumont to mark
his last resting-place.
To Caro Constipation Forever.
Tako Cascarets Candy Cathartic. lOo or 23c.
It C C. C. fail to cure, druggists refund money.
Peace at Any Price.
Burglar-Your money or your life.
Sleepy Father-Take both, but don't wake
IJ _ The best remedy for
! S whooping-cough. Give
n ? /-? -the child Dr. Bull's
LO?JO*H SVrUf? t?ughSyrup,reliefw?l
VVU?U J 1 UF come nt once and the
sufferer will soon be cured. Price only 35 eta.
habits eared nt homo. XO CUBE, NO PAY.
Correspondence confidential. GATE CITY
SOCIETY; Lock box 715, Atlanta, Ga.
r^15>e^?'J5iV NEW DISCOVERY; ?\ya,
lair ira S <G? 0 quick relief and cures worst
canes- Book of testimonials nnd IO days' treatment
Free. Pr. II. H. GREEN'S SON;-t, BOX B.Atlanta, Ga
a story of supering that one
>rd tells. It says : "I tm all
tired out. It seems to ne
. I can hardly take another
(fc^ step. I haven ta par
Y tide of ambition. I can't
do half my work, I am wejsk,
icrvous, and depressed."
uble is, you certainly know the
"Sarsaparilla" is simply the
perfect Sarsaparilla there are a
illa that will make y out blood
e it rich and strong, a Sarsapa
nic. You want the strongest
thc personal supervision o! three
pharmacy, a graduate in
l?vate in medicine."
taken sick, and by the time she began
a caring for her. I was discouraged,
ed pr died. My husband got me a
?fTects were magical. Two bottles of
il woman of mc."-JANE it BROWN,
V After X waa ind need to try CASCA?
BETS, I wlU nover be without them In tho boase.
My liver was lo a very bad sb&po. and my hes*
ached and 1 bad stomach trouble. Now. since tak
ing Cascarets. I feel fine. My wife has also cse?
tb cm TTI th beneficial results for sour rtomach."
Jos. KBXQLINQ, 1U21 Congress St., Bi. Loula,Mo.
Ploosant. Palatable. Potent. Taste Goat. De?
Good, Nover Sicken, Weaken, or Gripe. 10c. 2&;,S0c.
... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
Stirling Tttmt?r fnnpinr, Chic, jo, Moatrral, Kaw York. SIS
Hil-Tft-RAf* Sold and gnsrnnteed by alltlrog
BU" I U"BAb gists to CUJEE Tobacco Habit. ,
ls one cf the earliest harbingers of spring-<a
equally sure Indication ls that feeling of lan
guid depression. Many swallows of
... . I
are best for a spring tonic-and for & auicmor
beverage. 5 jClom for 55 eenu. Writ? tat
?at of premiums offered tn? for ItbeU.
Charles E. Hires Co.
1^ O TA SH gives' color,
flavor and firmness to
all fruits. No good fruit
can be ? raised without
Fertilizers containing at least
8 to io-% of Potash will give
best results on all fruits. Write
for our pamphlets, which ought
to be in every farmer's library.
They are sent free.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
03 Nassau St., New York.
$3 & 3.50 SHOES gjgjgg
?Y/orth S4 to $6 compared
with other makes. J
(.Indorsed by over i?? L
1,000,000 wearers. tSr^.
' The aentiine have W. L.p^
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* "
Jon receipt of price and 15c/
extra' for carriage. State kind ot '.'?su. ',
sue, and width, plain or cap toe. Cit. tree. ,
s W. L DOUGLAS SHOE CO., Brockton, Mass.
Booker T. Wneb
lngcon has written
the story of his
Uf<-an<i work. Ho
. gives hts views on
' tho nee o problem
and all his best speeches. Whit' and coiored
people are riving advanced orders. A bonanza
for agents. Wrlto to lay. We would Uko to engage
a few ablo white man to suoe:lncend ?gen's.
?T. Hi. KT renoms eta oo
No. 91K-9;j4 Austoll Building, Atiuntu. Ga.
Write for cur bargain llsr.
Rebuilt machines good a? new
(for work.) cheap. Machines shipped
for examination. Largest best
and cheapest Block In the country.
Wo t ent typewriters.
THE TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE,
, 208 North 9rh St..
St. Louis, Mo.
free.: Free ad?'
vii-r n? to patentability. Send f-r "Inventors'
Primer." FREE. Mli.O 3. STEVENS & CO.,'
Kata!)., 18?. 817 14th St., Washington, D.C.
Branches: Chicago, Clevoland and Detroit: -
BRYANT & STRATTON (Kookkceplrig
Cost no moro than 2d class school. C.-vtnlO'.'f ree
Yon can earn $30 per mb. hanrtlli'g
our Portraits and Frames. Write fojt;
terms. C. B. Anderson & Co.. 9.T1 Elm st., Dallas, 1 ex.
Mention this ftipe^,^&^K?^i
' # $ RlSO:S CU R'E"F.OR '? i$
Ml UUKtS WHtHc ALL ELSE FAILS. Eil . ?
' ?] Bert Cough Syrup. Tastes Good- Uso Rf ' "
In tune. 8old by drucglst?.
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