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"A HFIPINC. HAND.
If I should sett
A brother languishing in sore distress,
And I should turn and leave him comfort
When I might he
A messenger of hope and happiness
How could I ask what I denied a
In my own heart of bitterness supplied?
If I might sing
A little song to cheer a fainting heart,
And I should seal my lips and sit apart,
When I might brine
A blt of sunshine for life's ache and smart.
How oould I hope to have my grief relieved
If 1 kept silent when my brother grieved?
And so I know
That day is lost wherein I foll to lend*
A helping hand unto some wayward friend ;
But it I show "*
A burden lightened by the cheer I sent.
Then do I hold the golden hours well spent,
And lay me down to rest in sweet content.
-Edith V. Brandt,
BY U.?V. +
He was the handsomest fellow I
over saw, so far as bright, black eyes,
soft, carling hair, red cheeks and the
shai?ow of a dark mustache go to make
np the beauty.
No one appreciated this more fully
than the shy little Theodora Brown.
But Fred was poor, and Theodora,
though on orphan and penniless her
self, had been adopted by a wealthy
relative, a maiden aunt, Miss Charity
Powers, who seemed determined to
make her first name a misnomer; for
it was universally conceded that what
ever other good traits she might have,
she certainly had sot charity. So it
came about that Miss Charity decided
not to allow the two yo?ng people to
walk together any more to and from
singing school and evening meetings,
or to look over the same tune book in
the village choir. But finding that,
like all other natural attractions, they
would gravitate toward each other,
and they were evidently unhappy at
being kept apart, while they mast see
each other so frequently,, she began
to. east about for some means to separ
ate them entirely.
First she thought she wonld send
Theodora away to a boarding school;
but as there was a good academy in
the village, this seemed rather too
much like airs; besides, she did not
like to do without her favorite; so
after much consideration another plan
suggested and perfected itself in her
She hod, away down in New Jersey,
a small farm which she had never seen
left .her by some aged relative who
had starved there in comfortable in
digence for 18 or 19 years. The old
lady made up her mind that she would
offer Fred a fair chance to make a for
tune without fail, if he could. So abe
told him of the farm, brought out the
papers, called, in, a lawyer, and had a
deocl July wp'tcen, signed, witnessed
This deed she put into Fred's
"There! don't say I never gave you
anything; take that and study it."
He did as he was bid; took tho deed
and read it over carefully. By it he
learned that he had, all at once, come
into possession of 90 acres of land,
and a stone house, with outbuildings,
situated in the town of Newton, couuty
of Sasses,. State of New Jersey, and
that one especial point and provision
was, that he should go there and stay
for three years. . Otherwise, the pro
perty reverted to its previous owner,
for her heirs, assigns, eta
''What!" said Fred, looking puz
zled, and then, speaking quick and
angrily: "You want to oe rid of me?"
The old lady chuckled. ?'?ou will
never do lor a minister-you jump at
"But! won't go; I don't accept
"Very well. Then I'll send Theo
away tomorrow, and you may stay
here and starve."
"I shall not starve; I will work
hard and patiently; and I will not see
Theo without your consent. "
"You will neglect your work; you'll
follow Theo's striped shawl up the
streot at a safe and melancholy dis
*?.nce; you'll waste your time watch
ing for her to pass, and, finally,you'll
starve to deatb, and be found a cold
corpse on the very morning that the
bells are ringing gayly for Theo's
wedding with Squire Upham."
Theo will never marry Squire Up
ham; she hates him."
"On the contrary, she admires
"Does she say so?"
"Yes, to me."
"All right then. I'll never stand in
her way. Heaven knows I only want
to see her happy. Oh, Theo! Theo!"
The young man spoke low, and Miss
Charity could see the tears in his dark
eyes. "Give me the papers!" he said,
desperately. "I'll go to Jersey-I
know it's a co v ard ly thing to do, but
I have neither the strength nor the
courage to go out in the worldjriend
less and penniless, and fight for my
self. And I shall be dead to you all
then; you'll never hear from me again.
Good-by; tell Theo good-by and tell
her that I love her too well to inter
fere with her happiness. There is a
picture up in my little den that I
painted for her. May I give her that?"
"Oh, yes!" said Miss Charity, and
it was not hard to imagine a shadow
of relenting in her gray eyes. . "If
you bring the picture tomorrow you'll
find Theo at home. I sent her away
today on account of wantin' to Bee
you on business. Now that's settled,
I suppose you'll only be here once
more, anyhow, jest to say good-by.
Remember, I tr net you to do what is
right in this thing. You cannot sell
the farm; you are not to mn away
with Theo. You may write to her os
much as you please, and she to you as
often as she likes, for I am no spy;
hut you are to stay away from her for
three years, or until you are worth
$5000. Is that the way you under
stand the bargain?"*
"Exactly, madam," returned Fred,
a little dignified, because not a little
angry with the cruel fate that made
him poor and an artist, while the,
triomphant image of Squire Upham
arose in his mind, rich and a boor.
The picture was brought the next
day and the farewells were spoken.
Theo was rery quiet ond Fred very
formal, at first, until he said:'
"I shall be away three years at least,
perhaps forever. When I return, if I
ever do, no doubt I shall find you
Then her lips onrled a tittie scorn
fully, as she said:
"That is very improbable. People
-gentlemen, I mean-are not in the
habit of talking to me about marriage;
in fact, they talk to me about every
"Bat Theo, darling!" Fred did
not look to seo if Miss Charity was in
sight; he only knew that the girl he
loved was standing there, with blush
ing cheeks and downcast eye?, and he
inusispeak or die. "You know I am
only happy in your presence, that to
call yon my wife is the one wild dream
of m'y heart, . If I dared, I would ask
you to wait for me. I would promise
to move Heaven aud earth to win the
means of providing a home fit for you
to dwell in."
"Those who dare not, wi a not, "said
a sharp voice near them.
"But, M?BS Charity," Fred turned
his bright, eager eyes to her face, still
holding Theo's hand in both his own,
"if I work steadily and patiently for
three years, then will you give your
cousent to our marriage?"
"Not unless yon have $3000," was
the grim and determined reply.
Fred's countenance felL He had no
faith in his own ability-he could
never earn $5000. But Theo smiled
"We can wait," she said.
"We, darling! my angel!" mur
mured the happy fellow. "Can it be
that you will wait for me?" ?
"Yes, if you work real hard;" and
she smiled again, more from pity for
bis handsome helplessness than from
any faith in that possible fortune and
the attendant bridal
But for him there was courage and
abundant self-respect in her words,
and he went away full of a great de
termination to conquer Fate.
If people would only be romantic
in real life Fred would have painted a
great-picture and so won fume and
fortune at a breath, but he didn't. Ho
went down to his Jersey farm, found
a stolul rid Dutchman and his quiet
wife to live in the comfortable stoue_
farmhouse and prepare his food, thou
he fixed up one room for his own rest
ing place, put his desk there aud his
easel, nailed one of Theo's slippers to
the wall for a watch'case and went
resolutely to work^ as a farmer.. It
was not yet time'for plowing, so they
concluded to sink a well, as the old
spring was nearly choked up aud the
brook was not handy to reach.
Fred blistered his hands the first
day and went to bed with them
wrapped in mutton tallow, poor boy.
The next day he could not hold a
shovel, but while moodily watching
the Dutchman, that^ worthy and usu
ally most impressive functionary
threw down his pick, and, raising both
bauds, as if. in devout adoration of
his patron saint, he exclaimed:
"Mien Gott! mien Gott! we haf
find Frankliuite! '
Fred did not know if Frankliuite
was a buried township or the grave of
a philosopher which had beau dis
turbed by the implements of well
digging. But he learned upon inves
tigation, that it was a kind of metal,
formed by a combination of ziuc and
iron, Frankliuite beiug a local name
* Here was his $5000 and quadrupled
a hundred and thrust iuto his bauds
by the very fate he had been bemoan
ing. He could see Theo's face in
every shining particle. Theo aa Mi s.
Fred, a happy wife and mother, a
gracions matrorj. Aud there, in that
dull gray ore, lay Meure honrs for
teadiug or painting, blessings from
poor people, help for struggling
artists, peace and home.
* And Theo, with' her face on 1 his
shoulder, said reverently, as Miss
'Charity gave them ber blessing:
"Truly, the power that guides us
and cares for us is wiser aud kinder
than we know. "
A FINE RISK.
A Practical Joke That Made the Insur
ance Agent Btod.
"I wish that people wouldn't try to
be so funny with mel" snapped the
life insurance agent "Life is a seri
ous business. That is why I spend
so much of my time trying to impress,
upon people that some of my unex
celled life insurance is necessary for
their happiness. Here I bave lost a
whole day and been put to consider
able expense when I might have used
both to better advantage, aud all be
cause people look upon me as a fit
subject for their practical jokes.
"The other day I chanced to step
into a hotel to see what was goiug on,
and while there I struck up an ac
quaintance with a man who looked to
be about 60 years of age. lt wasn't
long before I discovered that Le
carried no insurance,and as he looked
like a splendid risk I lost no time in
telling him all about the celebrated
insurance that I handle. He looked
a little bored before I was half
through, but I didn't let that bother
me, as I had him in a corner where
he couldn't escape. Finally through
an oversight ou my part he managed
to get in a word.
" 'Seo here,' said he, 'I have the
heart disease and couldn't get my life
insured if I wanted tc But I have a
eon-who is as sound as a dollar. Why
not talk to him?'
" 'Where is he?' said L
" 'He is out at my house about 30
miles from here. It will he worth
your time to see him. '
" TH see him at once. I answered.
"Well, I got the address and took
the first traiu out there. I found the
house all right and rang the bell. A
woman answered and I asked if M>*.
Blank's son was at home.
" 'He is,' she answered,' looking at
me rather queerly.
" 'May I see him?' I asked.
" 'YOQ may, ' she answered, and led
the way inside. She disappeared for
a moment aad then reappeared upon
the scene with a 6-months-old baby in
her arms and I collapsed."
PEARLS OF THOUGHT,
Habitual idleness in the rich is no
more justifiable than h^hifrjal idleness
in a tramp.
Every one is blind and knows noth
ing except how to depreciate the excel
lencies of others.
What we like determines what we
are, and to teach taste is inevitably
to form character.
How careful should the great be to
regulate their conduct, when they see
how ready the world is to follow their
Calamities that seem insupportable
Vhen looked at from a distance, lose
half their power if met and resisted
The only leisure valuable to society
is that which affords a man or woman
opportunity to freely choose his cr her
line of usefulness.
Jnst because waiting is so hard,
waiting is the one duty of the hour to
be endured bravely and In hope, when
there is nothing to do but to wait.
One of the surest evidences of
friendship that an individual eau dis
play to another is telling him gently
of a fault If any other can excel it,
it is listening to sucha communication
with gratitude and amending the error.
The law of Nature is that a certain
quantity of work is necessary to pro
duce a certain quantity of good of any
lind whatever. If you want knowl
edge, you must toil for it; if food, you
must toil for it; and if pleasure, you
must toil for it
All fine natures are generous. None
are so poor that they have not some
thing to give; if not money flowers;
if not flowers kind words or crumbs
to the birds, or at least g?nerons
thoughts, which may sometimes be tho
most dif?oult gift of alli
Ho Spoke Advisedly.
Returned Fighter - And as I wa
carried away In the ammunition wagon
Llstener-Don't you mean the ambu
Returned Fighter-No, slr; I was BO
full of bnllets they put me in the am
munition wagon.-Chicago Daily Newe
British Aristocracy Blunted.
Many people attrlbu?a the recent reverses ot
tho Brltlsti to the degeneracy of tbe aristocracy
The Hie of luxuy certainly doos n it produce
vigor. Indlces'lblo suppers, tate hours, con
niant nerve strain and lucie ot exercise upset
the stomach and weaken both physical and
mental vitality. Tho blood that makes men
heroes must come from active, healthy st o tn
ooh?, flosteiter's St ?mach Bitters purifies the
blood and strnairrbens the stomach. It cures
constipation, Indigestion, dyspepsia and bill
A Blue Day,
Sandy Pikes-"Yes, mum. der wus doys In de
army dat made me tremble."
Lady- "Flchilug days. I suppos T"
Sandy Pikes-"No'm: w .shin1 days." .
To Corn fi Cold In One T??y.
Take LAX\T?VE BROMO QUININE TABLETS. All
drucglsrs rofund the money if lt falls to onre
E. W. (?ROTE S signature is on euch box. 25c
Rupert-How many quartz mine does Stock
son own? Harold-Elgla, I guess. He seems
In a peck of tnmble over thom.-Judge.
Jost as surely indicates that the
blood is lacking in vitality and the
elements of health as does the
most obstinate humor that the
vital fluid is full of impurities.
I . Hood's Sarsaparilla cures that
tired feeling by enriohing and vi
taliziug the blood, .creating a good
appetite* and invigorating every
organ of the body.
"I bad that tired fueling all the time.
I took Hood's Sarsaparilla and lt
made me feel like a new maa. My wife
was all ruo down and could not do har
work. Sho has taken foar bottles of
Hood's and is lo good health." C.
. BOWLEY, Manville, R. [.
Hood's S a rsa o* rill 8 is sold by all
druggists. Get Hood's and only Hood's.
Old Sta.ee Effects.
We are apt to consider that stage ef
fects are an Intention of the present
century. This may be so In some cases,
but many of them are very old. The
Jime-llght is probably the moat-valua
ble, accessory for modern stage effects.
It was introduced some time around
1837 or 1838, and was regarded es a
great curiosity. Its expense, however,
prevented its being used to a?y extent
for a long period. In 1480, Intricate
machinery was regularly used in reli
gious plays for the simulation of va
rious natural phenomena. Earthquakes
always seem to have been the most
pleasing and taking of effects, and we
bear of them as far back as 1692, when
Evelyn refers to a puppet show in
which an earthquake effect was used.
The old paper snow for winter effects
was largely abandoned, and In France
waste clippings of glove manufactur
ers are used instead. The white glove
clippings fall better In the air than
small pieces of paper, and they sling
better to the scenery and to the actor's
garments as they descend. The ordi
nary nautical effects are of considera
ble antiquity. Full-rigged ships were
In use in Paris as far back as 1713.
A Topsy.-Turvy House.
One of the oddest sights of tile Paris
Exposition will be the "Mnnfjlr a l'En
vers," or the topsy-turvy house. The
suggestion of this unique house of mys
tery first came from a Russian engi
neer named Kotfn. This extraordinary
building will represent a feudal man
sion turned upside down, the roof por
tion forming actually the foundation,
and vice versa. The visitor will step
in up through the roof, and after going
up stairs several times will come flown
to the cellar, which will be fitted up
as a roof garden. There will even be a
terraced garden In connection with the
topsy-turvy house, hanging, of course,
upside down in mid-air. Every apart
ment in the house will be sumptuous
ly furnished, and the topsy-turveydom
will extend even to the furniture. The
perplexed visitor, for instance, will see
a cook making some delicious smelling
soup, though both chef and saucepan
appear upside down. The bathroom
has. a bath full of water upside down,
and the drawing room has a plano and
a performer playing the latest tunes
of the Folies Berg?re also upside down.
This Illusion of the interior is pro
duced by an ingenious arrangement of
mirrors. This topsy turvy house after
the Paris Exposition will be repro
duced at Chicago and Coney Island
and the Buffalo Expocitlon._
"DEAR MRS. PINKHAM
I was very thin and my
Mends thought I was ht
"Had continual hoad?
aches, backache and fall?
lng ot uterus, and my eyes
were af footed?
"Every one noticed how
pooriy ?tooicoti antff ff waa
advised to take Lydia Em
"Ono bottle relieved
mo, and after taking eight
bottles am nowa healthy
womanf have gained in
weight from 95 pounds to
140a everyone asks what
makes mo so stout."
MRS, A, TOLLE, 1946 mi
ton Sim, Philadelphia, Pa?
Mrs m Plnkham ham fifty
thousand suoh letters
from grateful women.
OPIUM ANO MORPHINE
babita cured at home. NO CUBE, M O PAT.
Correspondence confidential. GATH CITY
SOCIETY, Lock.box 715, Atlanta, Ga.
y*. Pl SO'S CURE FOR
Cunea WHERE All ELSE rAILS. "
Bart Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Cat
Intime. Bold by druggist*.
FOR THE HOUSEWIVES.
Pimple Refreshments the Best Form.
The day of heavy refreshments has
passed away, perhaps never to return.
Cultured people live more simply and
more daintily. Afternoons "at borne"
ore social gatherings, not feasts; con
sequently, they may be given by those
wbo.se incomes do not justify thom in
entertaining in a more expensive way.
Then, too, they are elastic. A dinner
party, as a rule, can only bs giren to
a chosen few, but au afternoon affair
is sufficient'y elastic lo include all of
cue's friends ?nd calling acquaint
ances.-Ladies' Home Journal.
To Fricassee a Chicken.
Following are directions for fricas
seeing chicken which will be found
much better than the old way o? cook
ing this dish: Cut the fowl in small
joints, theu place them with giblets in
a*pipkin that eau be closely covered.
To one good-sized chicken add a me
dinin-sked onion, cut in small pieces;
then put' in two cloves, season well
with tait and pepper, and pour in
a pint or more of cream or rich milk,
aud when it bubbles thicken it with
flour dissolved in cold milk. Just let
this gravy boil oue minute, then pour
it over the chicken and serve.
Pome Appetizing Fruit Soup?.
Fruit soups are appetizing and
healthful, and offer a pleasing variety
from, those common to the American
bill of faro. One tablespoonful of
raisins, two tablespoonfuls of raw
riee? three whole cloves aud oue cup
ful of dr.ed apricots thoroughly
soaked. To these add three piuts of
water. The mixture is cooked about
au hour, then rubbed through a sieve,
an 1 afterward half a teaspoonful of
sa't and a tablespoonful of sugar
added. The seasoning would depend
upon the fruit. Apples, being much
more acid, naturally would .require
considerably more sugar than the
amount used for apricots.
Tn Make Cond Co flee.
The latest word of those who know
is that, to be perfect, coffee must
never, while it is making, come in
contact with any metaL For the
breakfast table, at least, it should be
made in glass. First, buy from a depot
of medical suppli. B a flask of anuealed
glass which looks like aa ordinary
water bottle. The price, 30 cents, i?
no great outlay considering the bottle
will st aud boiling water without
breakiug. Then five cents foy anginas
funnel to fit into the bottle .neck and
teu cents for a dozeu round bits of
clean, coarse muslin. Coffee itself is
the next thing, lt is real Java.b?nqht
greeu of a dealer who has regard for
his work, at 50 to 00 cents' the pound.
It is roasted io a nicety at'':borae, half
a pound at a time, and ground just as
it is wanted. It may go into a chased
sikver-liilded lowl witliont the least
harm. The water may likewise boil
iu a silver kettle, over a brass-mounted
spirit lamp-or even on the plebian
gas stove-before it comes iu sight
The one essential thing is to have it
iu plenty and freshly boiling. First
pour a cup of the boiling water into
the flask and turn it. deftly about,
heating the flask all the wayup. Then
pour it out, whip the funnel into the
flask month, line the funnel with one
of the muslin rounds aud put into it
three heaping teaspoonfuls ? of the
coffee. Theu slowly, steadily, grace
fully pour on the water, which has
been kept bubbling over the spirit
lamp. As it begins to drip though
stir the wet coffee lightly with ? tea
spoon. More water goo* in ijpVthe
first pouring filters through; Taree
spoonfuls of dry coffee ought td yield
three caps of coffee essence. It is
really coffee essence which comes . out
of the flask, lt is almost black, per
fectly clear, full of coffee. Havelland
aroma. Only the most confirmed
coffee toper can drink it neat. . Other
folk require the cup to be half Ailed
with boiling water. Those who like
whipped cream in it make the water a
third. Thus a single filtering will
serve a considerable tea party. The
muslin and the spent grounds are
thrown away after each 'filtering.
To give an appetiziug flavor to
broiled steak rub a cut onion over the
Absorbent cotton, if quickly ap
plied when milk of cream is spilled on
cloth, will prevent a stain.
To polish a tortoise-shell comb apply
a few drops of olive oil and rub long
and thoroughly with a soft woolen
A cranberry jelly served recently
was moulded with circular slices of
banana, the combination proving d?
A Cuban dish, said to be remarkably
good, is an omelet that has besides
olives, blauched almonds and seeded
The most effectual remedy for slimy
and greasy draiu-pipes is copperas
dissolved and left to work gradually
through the pipes.
A tablespoonful of ammonia to a
quart of water is the best medium for
cleaning windows, lamp chimneys or
any kind of glassware.
Canton flannel makes a good bath
blanket for baby. It should be made
large enough to completely envelop
the child while it is being wiped dry.
A little powdered borax added to
cold starch tends to give the linen ex
tra stiffness and a little turpentine put
into the boiled starch adds lustre.
The difference between white pep
per and black is that black pepper is
ground with the outer coat of the
berry still ou, and white pepper has it
removed before grinding.
In wiping china dishes do not pile
one upon another while still hot.
Spread ont to cool off, then pack.
Piling up while warm ia apt to make
the glaze crack.
For stains on the hands there is
nothing better than a little salt with
enough lemon juice to moisten it.
rubbed on the spots and washed off
with clear water.
According to a bright housekeeper,
if ono wishes a slow fire to burn, start
a light wood or paper on top of the
coal to establish a draft, and the up
ward current will soon make itself
manifest upon tho fire below.
Tyrannical Japanese Hables.
Babies in Japan are-as much petted
and indulged as the most spoiled
darling in all the United States.
Everything is done to make child
hood a happy time. Toys are lavished
on them. Scoldiug is almost un
heard of. The pride of every woman
is her children, and as a reBult the
children rule the house. I once
knew of a. case where there was a
great commotion during the night,
and next morning it was learned that
the little girl of the household had
waked up at 2 o'clock and had cried
to be taken for a boat ride. Her wiah
There are TO, OOO trees in the city of
Paris, incldiug L',000 willows, 17,000
ohostnutst and 26,030 plane trees:
-, : . /?>?
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIVES.
Basntos Employed by the British on Military
The British ore employing a large
number of Basutos to repair and lay
the railroads in the Orange Free State
that are essential to the advance of
the army and the maintenance of com
munications with the base of supplies.
Thus the natives arc now to partici
pate, for the first time on a large scale,
In work that Is related to the war.
The Basutos have no friendly senti
ments for the Orange Free State Boers
who incorporated in their republic a
part of Basutoland. The Zulus have
always hated thc Transvaal Boers,
ylth whom they had many a hard fight
In what is now Natal, and by whom
the Matabele branch of the Zulus were
driven north of the Crocodile River.
The Basutos and Zulus-are the strong
est native elements in South Africa.
These tribes supply a large part of the
manual labor throughout South Africa,
but their efficiency falls below that of
the average American negro. They
have not reached the same plane of
civillation, their wants are fewer and
more easily supplied, and after a term
of service they usually wish to return
to their homes for a long period of Idle
ness; so lt has been found necessary to
supplement them by the importation
of thousands of Indian coolies. Still,
they are by far the largest element In
the labor market. Sixty thousand of
them were at work In the Witwaters
rand gold fields when the war began;
all th? labor In the diamond mines is
supplied by the natives, abd they are
widely scattered at service through the
towns and over the sheep and cattle
They are prisoners as long as they
work in the diamond mines, for one of
the rigorous measures taken to prevent
diamond stealing is to keep the native
laborers la a compound from which
they never emerge during their term of
service, except to march, under escort,
to and from their work. But the South
African natives are progressing, and
their value as a factor in the develop
ment of the land is growing.
OBEYED THE COURT.
PredlcatneEt lo Which His Anxiety For De*
coram Oot Him.
Judge Fitzgerald of Los Angeles,
considered one of the foremost Jurists
on the coast, is, at the same time, one
of the most particular of men In all
things concerning illhe decorum of the
courtroom. A score or more of years
agone he was appointed by the Presi
dent to the bench of the district that
Includes Pirna and Cochise counties.
He found, on coming to Tucson, that
formality was almost unknown In the
courtroom. If the days were warm
the attorneys and attendants dispensed
with coats. This, to him, appeared
particularly disrespectful. He an
nounced that smoking in itihe court
room would not be tolerated, and that
coats munt be worn under .pain of the
court's displeasure. The Grand Jury
was called. Among the Jurymen was
a brawny miner, who appeared in his
usual costume, a dark blue shirt and
"What do you mean?" thundered the
magistrate, "by appearing in this court
room In your shirt sleeves! Where ls
your coat?" "At home, Judge," mildly
returned the Juror. "Then go and get
it No, not a word, sir!" glaring down
upon the man as he attempted to
speak. "Go home and get your coat,
or I'll commit you for contempt!" The
.miner went silently out He didn't re
turn that day nor the next and the
Judge, after Issuing a bench warrant
for him, swore in another Juror. About
two weeks thereafter the original mi
ner, dressed as the court demanded,
again stepped wNKhln Judge Fitzger
ald's range of vision. To the Irate
magistrate he tendered the explana
tion that his home and cont were both
in Harshaw mountains, near the Mex
ican border, over 100 miles away, and
that he had but obeyed the orders of
His Honor in'going home after his
He Believed His Eyes.
Lady of the House -Ah! you are
reading. I thought you were hard at
Cook-Yes, mum, I'm reading a novel.
Lady-Will you tell me who wrote
Cook-Wrote it? It ain't written at
all, mum; lt's printed.-Collier's Week
. Disgusting t
Skin eruptions, which keep you
scratching, and look raw and sore.
It is unrefined in either sex; and gives
the impression of uncleanness. Don't
you want to get rid of it? Get a 50c.
box of Tetterine from your druggist,
or send stamps to J. T. Shuptrine,
Savannah, Ga. It enres, without fail,
all skin diseases. Give it a trial.
Her View of Roys.
At a recent school examination for
girls, this composition was handed lu
by a girl of twelve: "The boy l9 not
an animal, yet they can be. heard to'a
considerable distance. When a boy
hollers he opens his big mouth like
frogs, but girls hold their toung til
they are spoken to, and then they an
swer respectable and tell Just how It
was. A boy thinks himself clever be
cause he can wade where the water ls
deep. When the boy grows np he ls
called a husband, and thea he stops
wading and stays out nights, but the
grc-wn-up girl is a widow and keeps
Vegetable Ivory From Ecuador Nats.
In the forests of the Pacific slope In
Ecuador abounds thc species of palm
which bears the nuts known as "vege
table Ivory." The nuts are exceeding
ly hard and white. Germany tables
tko-thirds of the product and the rest
goes to the United States, France and
England. Thc harvest is In the rainy
season, and great rafts loaded with
the nuts are sent down the swollen
The Wit of Women.
Quinn-When women imagine them
selves wits they are a menace to tho
DeFonte^-You must have met some
of late. . ,
Quinn-Yes, my wife. She asked me
If a. sea horse was in nny way related
to a bay mare.
A Lively Kamo.
Mrs. Wiggles-Mrs. R?chet played
whist with us this afternoon.
Mr. Wiggles-Is that so? What
score did she mike?
Mrs. Wiggles-Three hundred and
eighty words a minute.
ON THE CARE OP BABIES.
Suggestions by a Mere Maa That Mother'
So many conflicting rules have been
printed about tbe care of babies, that
som ebbing ought to be done at once to
set mothers on the right track. Ob
tain first a normal healthy baby. Go
to a first-class department store, If
other avenues fall. Diet with a baby
ls the main thing. For breakfast, say
a few grid'" cakes with a couple of
hard-boiled eggs. For luncheou, any
meat and vegetable with apple dump
lings, and a rousing cup of coffee to
top off with. For dluner-always give
the baby his heaviest meal just before
retiring-a thick soup, a fish, an en
tree, a roast and a cold bottle, and any
good wholesome dessert, say deep dish
apple pie. *
Should the baby be restless in the
night, don't take him up. This ls the
mistake made so often by erring
mothers, who think they know It all.
Science knows better. He cannot cry
too much. Should he make too much
noise and keep the household awake,
tie a towel over his face and lock him
up in a distant room. Above all things
never give In.
Few. people understand how to give
I the baby his bath-which is really
quite simple. Fill the tub with water,
and': always use a bath thermometer.
If after ten minutes' immersion, the
theerhometer registers below zero, you
may then know that the water is a
trifle too cold. Great care should be
taken* not to let the baby take cold,
so the bath should be g:/en as rapidly
as possible. Strip the baby and take
him by the heels and souse him in
head first, then swing him back and
forth through the water ten or fifteen
tlmes> slapping him vigorously to in
sure a good circulation. Lay him on
the floor and mb him vigorously with a
tin nutmeg grater, and then put him
to bed m a warm room, with a buffalo
robe over him and about two addi
tional feet of California blankets.
When this is done, leave him to rest
for twenty-four hour?.
He will need the reat-Tom Mason,
In Life. _
Where Am I?
The following grotesque narrative ls
found In a collection of Chiuese tem
A stupid yamen ?noerllng was once
taking a rascally Buddhist monk to
prison. As he sfarted with his prison
er he was afraid of forgetting his
things and his errand so he began
mumblin? "Bundie, umbrella, canguc
(yoke), warrant, monk- and myself."
At every two or three steps he repeat
ed thc list. The monk, seeing the sort
of man he had to deal with treated him
at an Inn until he was so drunk that
he wanted to sit down by the wayside
When he was fast asleep the monk
took off his cangue, shaved the man's
head, put the wooden collar on bim,
and took to his heels.
On recovering his sense the mnu ex
claimed, "Let me walt until I have
counted everything. Let me seo. Bun
dle and umbrella aw; here." Then
feeling his neck he cried, "And the
cangue, too; and here beside rae Is the
warrant." Then, half scared, "liai ya!
I don't see the monk, but," rubbing
his Itching pate, he gleefnlly added:
"The monk is still here, but where am
!? Bundle, umbrella, cangue, warrant,
monk. But where am I? Bundle, um
When the eye is in trouble
use a reliable remedy.
Mitchell s Eye Salve
. is a
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One bottle usually ef
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Price 25 cents. All druggists.
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A Mean Trick.
"Jack," asked the father, "arc you
going in for any of the school sports
"Yes, daddy," replied the unsuspect
ing boy, "I'm going to try for the mile
"Good," returned the father. "I havo
a letter to be posted, and lt's about a
mile to the post office and back. Let
rae see what time you can do it in."
Now Ha Is Full of Regrets.
Lowrie - Nature often throws out
warning signals, which we to our loss
Buttle-I shouldn't wonder but you're
Lowrie-I met my wife In a thunder
storm, danced with her for thc first
time at a house that was burned down,
and married her In a killing frost
Lowrie-Yes. And I hadn't the sense
to read the signs.-Brooklyn Life.
Gave Him a Fit.
Delinquent Customer-Have you
commenced my suit yet?
Tailor-No, but I've commenced
mine; I guess you'll be served with
the papers today.
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_ Food. For Thought.
Dick Wlttlngham-lVo spent fifteen hundred
dollars on that Kiri In tho last six months and
. now she refuses me.
Sister Ruth-But just toink of what lt would
cost If she had acct it od youl-Life.
The Makers of Carter's Ink Say:
"We can't make any bettor Ink than we do:
wo don't know how to. Wo can make poorer
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? Feminine Charity.
He-"Whon Miss Willing married old Gotrox
she gave her afro as 25. I imagined she was
much oidor than that."
She-"Oh, I suppose sho allowed ono-thtrd off
for cash."-Chicago Dally Nows.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
toothing, softens tho gums, roduccs lnOamma
Uon, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c a bottle.
Plso's Core is the host modlctne we ever used
for all affections of throat and lunsrs.-WM
O. ENDSLKT. Van huron. Ind.. Feb. 10, 1900.
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What you want is rich bloo<
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nerves once more strong and
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"The only Sarsaparilla made ti
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" Too much cannot be said in favor
feel like a different person. I now enjo
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Had Faith In Her Poppy,
"Keep him," said the head of the
house, indignantly, to the man who
brought back the lost dog. "I never
want to see him again. He's no kind
of a dog, as far as I. am able to ascer
tain. That ls, he's no particular kind
of a dog. He wouldn't bring $2 in a
market where they were wanting dogs,
and yet he's cost me fifty times that."
"But you offered a reward, sir."
"No, I didn't. My wife offered a re
ward. She's offered a dozen of them.
That dog has strayed or been stolen
more times than the moon has changes
since we've had him. He's brought
home, she pays out from three to five
dollars, he fills up on. the fat of the
land, and then he's gone again. Keep
"I don't want him.. His tail's wrong,
his hair ls coarse, and he's a mongrel.
I just want to be prrid'forbringing him
"Do you suppose you are giving me
any information. He's a cucumber bf
the earth, he is. I've seen a rat chase
him all over the barn and a tramp 6teal
dog biscuit from under his nose. Keep
him.- Take him away. Lose him, as
phyxiate him. Anything!"
"But the reward, sir?"
"You'll get no reward from me. .I'd
as soon think of paying a reward for.a
lodger with the smallpox. That dog is
a-disgrace to his kind and to anyone
that countenances him. But you know
what a woman is when she has a pet
She feeds him cream when I'm taking
skimmed milk in my coffee," and he
slammed the door.
But the man knew his bnslness.
Next day he was back with the dog,
was profusely thanked by the wife and
got $3.-Detroit Free Press.
We refund 10c for every package of PUT
NAM FADELESS EYE that falls to gi ve satis
faction. Monroe Drug Ca, Unionvllle, Mo.
Sold by all druggists.
Acme of Dishonesty.
"Do you consider Jones an honest man?"
"ITonest? He cheats like the deuce -it soil; aire."
-Detroit Free Press.
The Best Prescription for Chills
and Fever ls a bottle of GROVE'S TARTBLESS
CHILI,TONIC. It ls simply iron and quinine In
a tastolcHs form. No cure-no pay. PrlcoSOc.
Not Mach On lt.
Fred-How do you Uko tho table at your now
boardinghouse? ls there a? y thing to object
io? Arthur-Precious little-Brooklyn Life.
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I knew what was the matter
me, my cheeks are so pale, my
i so white, my muscles so weak,
ind my nerves seem to be all
unstrung. I am just about
> as tired and depressed in
the morning as I am at
night. If I could only get
ne rest, But sleep seems to do
tell you what ts thc matter?
name for starved blood, thin
irse this isn't the kind to have.
I, red blood. You want thc
ks and lips. You want your
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sarilla, a Sarsaparilla made upon
have confidence in.
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