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A BACHELOR'S DREAM.
Ont on the porch amid the scent
Of honeysuckle- rich with bloom,
I sit and winch the coming night,
The Ure flies dancing in th? gloom.
The'moon drops down behind the hill,
The shadows deepen on the floor;
I wander through, the yesterdays
With one that walks with me no more.
I see an old house long and wide,
And hear the night winds whispering lo
Across the Heid of rustling corn,
And cotton white as drifted snow.
The poroh ls hung with tangled vines,
That hide the lovers sitting there,
Who dream and plan with happy smiles,
For future days so sweet and fair.
I slip a ring upon her hand.
She leans on me with loving trust;
Ah, me, how long the years have been,
. Since that slim Anger turned to dust
And yet sometimes it seems to me
But yesternight, and once again
I sit by her, aud here once more
. The darkeys singing in the lane.
I hear again her happy voice
Upon the night air softly fall,
Lad dreaming of the life I planned,
I wander why I lost it all.
Lose! No T did not lose lt all.
She waits for mo somowhero; and yet
Whene'er I dream of those old days,
My faded eyes with tears are wet.
-Adella Washer, la Llppincott's Magazine.
3 -THE- ?
BY OPIE READ.
Jeff Slogan and old man Mntterson
sat at the kitchen table long after the
remains of sapper were cleared away.
It was a night bf reminiscence with
*he old man, and he told of tho bears
and wolves he had slain in the days
,when Tennosseo was young. "My old
granddad left me the rifle," said he,
- glancing toward a comer of the room,
9 "and many a time I've been advised
to have a percussion lock put on it,
; but a flintlock was good enough for
.him and it's got to be good enough
S for ma Of course you've seen tho
.* gun, but I'll show it to yon again."
"It's a beauty," ?aid Jeff.
"Well, yes, unless you can find a
better word. Aud let me tell you
something, but you must not say any
thing about it. Granddad was be
ginning to get pretty old aud little
things had begun to bother him. Ono
of his daughters married a no-account
Btage-driver, and his half-witted son
out a fe!tow all to pieces at a sawmill
So he fretted a good deal. Well, one
night he was coming home from a
muster, and a man named Bridge
Peters with him. All at once grand
dad stops in the road and says to
Bridge: 'If I only knowed which one
of them stars up thar was my unlucky
star, I'd shoot it oat? ' Bridge asked
if ho thought bis gun would tote that
far, and the old mau hooted like an
owL 'Don't you worry about that,'
said ha "Just pick ont the star you
think is the canse of my bad luck and
out abe goes.'
"Bridge was a sort of reckless fel
low, so he looks up, he does,
and says: 'There she is, that star
""off there about 15 feet from the
moon.' The old mau didn't hesitate a
minute. He raised his gun-this hero
old one right here-and she cracked
like a whip-and what do you think
happened? Out went the star like
snnffin' a tallow candle. Bridge he
took to his heels, and it was enough
to scare any man, but granddad didn't
run.. " He"-walked off slow to show the
'?foeVstars that he wasn't afraid, but
he begins to git sick nt his stomach,
and be the time he got home he could
hardly hold up his head. And, sir, he
laid for lour weeks, and then died.
Jeff looked hard at the old mau and
said: "I don't believe a word of it."
"How do you account for it?"
"I account for it by not believ
ing it; that's how." Jeff was in
a sorrowful mood that night, and was
not prepared to believe even the most
apparent ti nth.
"What ore you thinkin' about,
"Liza Smith and her party."
"Sorter in the dumps because she
didn't ask you?"
"Well, I don't like it."
"Why don't you kill her dog?"
"What good would that do?"
"Why, don't you know tbat the best
way to git even with a high-headed
vornan is to kill her dog? It is
there's a sort of a charm about it, aud
if you kill a woman's dog, and she
don't find out who does it, she'll fall
in love with you. It's a fact; she'll
drap right down into pure love. Say,
that Smith girl has a dog that she
thinks the world of. Why don't you
kill him as you go by there tonight
on your way home?"
"I'm half a mind to. Got a pistol?"
. . "No, but yon can take granddad's
"Is she loaded?"
"With a double charge of powder
and a slug an inch long."
"I'm half inclined to do it"
"I'll bet the gal draps dowu into
the purest sort of love. I jest want
to see it; these ain't nothin* puttier
to me than a fust rate article of love."
Only when he was ont iu the road
did Jeff realize that he carried the old
gun upon his shoulder. He halted
and, bare of head, sat upon a rock to
let the cool air fan him. From over
the hilltop came the bark of the Smith
girl's dog. Jeff got up and strode
?long until he came within sight of
Smith's house. He could hear the
merrymaking of the Smith girl and
her guests. Through a window he
. saw the company dancing; and the
Smith girl danced with a fellow named
Ab Squat Jeff hated Squat. He
W?-T cross-eyod and low-of brow. He
thought that he saw her smile at
Squat and he gripped his gun. But
- there was no murder in his heart He
aspired only to assassinate a dog. Jeff
saw him coming down the hill.
lite dog came at a gallop, cut a
caper of delight, and before Jeff could
fire, had licked his hand. Then there
came a gulp of remorse. He put
down his gun, stroked the dog and
hugged him in his loneliness. "I
wouldn't hurt you, old fellow," he
said. "They thrust you into the
darkness,and they don't invite me out
of it, and so we are brothers. Hello!
there is the moon, brim full, just
above the trees." The dog whined.
"Just aa well shoot at it as to bark at
it, old fellow," he said. He took sight
and touched the trigger. Off went
the gan. And then Jeff's heart flew
to bi"? mouth. The moon exploded,
and the sky was full of fiery snakes.
' The dog howled. Jeff dropped the
gan and, over logs and through
bushes, tore home.
When Jeff reached home the world
was. dark save the pale stars slowly
weeping out their light. He went to
his room and, sitting at the window,
strove to reason with himself. But
it was of no use to reason. He had
seen the moon fly to pieces and fill
the air with with snakes. "There's
no use in talking, I've done it," he
moaned. "The moon is gone. No
nae trying to reason-gone. And here
I am sick at the stomach, and will
fceefr on getting Bicker till I did. Peo
jjjr3 can't plant their potato crops in
the dark of the moon, because there
?won't be any. And when T die the.
moon will come back, and all the peo
ple will be glad."
He went to bed and tossed for a
longtime; he slept finally, bot what
a sleep! Old women came and begged
him to give them back the moon.
They couldn't make soap without it
Maidens came and on their knees im
plored him. There WBB to be no more
love-making. Poets Socked from afar
to revile him; and the ocean stood
dead, with no tide. "When he awoke
the sun was shining. And he smiled,
believing that it was all a dream, but
just then he heard his father talking
in au adjoining room. "Yes, they
were having a good time over at
Smith's, but somebody shot out tho
Jeff fell back, sick almost unto
death. They called him to breakfast,
but ho moaned that he was sick, and
they let him lie there. He was gag
ging when his father came into the
-What'B the matter with you,
"I don't know, sir."
"What time did you get homo?"
"I-I don't know, sir."
"Seem to be sorter short on know
in', don't you? Were you at Smith's
wheu the moon was Hhot ont? What's
the matter with you? Why, you've
got the ague. Wei!, Bir, it was a
funny thing. You know ihat Smith
doesn't like for his company to Btay
late, so he told the boys that they
might remain till the moon weut down.
Well, an ingenious fellow hit upon a
plan. He got hold of a choose box,
put a kerosene lamp in it, pasted n
piece of greased paper over it and
just as the moon was goin' down be
hind the hill, huug the box high up
in a tree. The old man can't seo very
well, and it fooled him completely
till some follow came along and shot
-what's the matter with you? What
are you sayin'? Goin' to git np, are
you? What makes you cut them
capers? Folks say you look like mo,
bat I never seed the day that I had as
little sense as you've got"-Saturday
A JAPANESE CHARACTER.
The Crafty Jlnriklsha-inan the Bane and
lilemins of Traveler*.
Onoto Watanna, the girted Japan
ese writer, writing of "The Horseless
Carriage of Japan" in The Woman's
Home Compauion, gives this descrip
tion of the most picturesque laborer
of her native land: "The jinrikisha
man waits at the street corners and
solicits fares, though this is contrary
to the exact police regulations. How
ever, the jinrikisha man is not always
us principled as he might be, and has
little, if anj\ regard for the police or
bis regulations. He has oo compunc
tion whatever iu overcharging the
scale of fares set by the police, but as
a mle the customer himself pays but
little attention to this. The fa< e is
usually higgled over before riding,
and while they walk, and sometimes
great distances are covered before
terms have been reached. The jin
rikisha-man also generally (unlawful
ly) demands drink-money, especially
when he is forced to wait at tea-houses
or pleasure resorts on the road. He
is constantly being set on by the
police for charging more than agreed
on, threatening to put down female
customers unless his demands are ac
ceded ta A woman hiring a vehicle,
for instance, may sometimes find her
self within impossible walking dis
tance of any town or point, and a
surly man demanding extra fare or
threatening to 'dump' her. Counter
threats do not affect him. Better pay
and be done with it. However, when
you have melted hrs heart with a hand
ful of sen he becomes a friend worth
having. It is true he may 'spot' you
as one whom it is worth his while to
keep in touch with during your visit in
the city, aud yon will find it difficult to
leave yonr hotel without encountering
him hard by, importunately soliciting
your patronage, though on each and
every occasion he will call to you as
though you were an utter stranger to
him and he bas never seen you before,
or does not appear to recoguize you as
the person who tipped him so well tho
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
Happiness doc- not depend on
money, but it cert inly prospers on it
An air of super -rity and condescen
sion is tho raw m erial of revolution.
When a clock or a conscience is audi
ble at midnight there is something
Where there is emulation, there will
be vanity; where there i? vanity there
will be folly.
In the darkest hour Hope used to
strike a match, bat now it pres-tos the
Occnpatiou is one great source ol
enjoyment. No man, properly occu
pied, was over miserable.
Envy is a passion BO full of coward
ice and shame, that nobody ever had
the confidence to own it
There is no dispute managed with
out a passion, and yet there is scarce
a dispute worth a passion.
Failure to the mau who learns,
means experience, and experience U
equipment and equipment is wealth.
He is incapable of a truly good
action who finds not a pleasure in con
templating the good actions of others,
Nothing is so wretched or foolisl:
as to anticipate misfortunes. What
madness it is to be expecting evi!
before it comes.
Amiable people, though often sub
ject to imposition in their contact witt
the world, yet radiate so much of sun
shine that they are reflected in al
Mr. Ganthony's Quiet Fan.
Boberc Ganthony asked Weedoi
Grossmith to read a play whioh Gau
thony had written. Mr. Grossmitl
took the comedy, but lost it on hil
'Night after night," he says, "j
would meet Ganthony and he wou?t
ask me how I liked his play. It wai
awful; the perspiration used to corni
out on my forehead as I'd say some
times, 'I haven't had time to look a
it yet!' or, again, The first aot wa:
good,, but I can't stop to explain
eta ; must catch a train.' That pla:
was the bane of my existence an<
haunted me even in my dreams. "
Some months passed, and Ganthony
who is a merry wag, still pursued hin
without mercy. At last it occurre?
to Mr. Grossmith that he might hav
left the comedy in the cab on th
night it was given to him. He wen
down to Scotland Yard and inquired
"Oh, yes," .vas the reply. "Pla;
marked with Mr. Ganthony's nnme
sent back to owner four months ago
as soon as found."-Loudon Week 1,
French peasants who live near th
sewage farms of Paris have entere
protest because their wells are con
FOR FARM AND GARDEN^
Koanons for Keeping Hees.
The farmer should keep bees be
cause they work for nothing and
board themselves, only requiriug a
house to live in. Beoanse there is so
much surplus nectar which the bees
eau convert into honey. Thc farmer
can exchange the honey lor money
after he has ?et 100 pounds of it aside
for family ase. Because honey is the
ouly product on tho farm which will
not spoil if not hurried to market
Because bees willpay a hotter revenue
per acre than any other department of
agriculture. Because only a little
capital is needed to make a start. The
number of hives ca? bo inoreusel very
fast. Now is the time to get ready
for next spring. Study up during
the evenings and be ready to put
your knowledge into practice when
the time comes.
Profit in CIi ?ckons.
Chickens are machines by means of
frhich grasshoppers, cut worms and
other injurious insects are converted
into eggs and marketable poultry. Is
thero not a profit in keeping them on
tho farm, eveu if they do oat a little
graiu and annoy us a little by scratch
ing? It is claimed that poultry man
ure, if properly taken cat o of, and ju
diciously applied, is worth half of the
food the fowls oat. Poultry manure
contains 2.43 per cent of phosphoric
acid, 2.2G per cent, potash and 3.25
per cent, nitrogen as ammonia and.
organic matter. It is claimed that
poultry manure is worth from five to
eight times as much as the same quan
tity of staWo manure. A little moro
attention to the chickens and other
poultry on the farms, would enable us
to considerably roduco our fertilizer
bill, or better, leave it at what it in,
aud increase our yield from the farm.
Boup often causes a very sore
month and gattling in the throat,
which is a consequeuce of canker in
the windpipe. Wash month and nos
trils with weak soda water, quite
warm. Tako a wing feather, and with
it wipe ont the split in the roof of the
mouth; then dust with burnt alum and
borax. Leave it a minute or so, and
then wipe out as dry as possible; then
apply the following mixture: Oue part
turpentine, one part sweet oil and one
third part iodine. Shake well before
using. Drop this into the nostrils
twice a day until the fowl is belter,
then once daily for a few dave. As
soon as the eyes begin to swell, paint
the head with iodine, but do not got
any into the eyes. If the eyes are the
only parts att'ected, just drop a little of
the mixture into the nostrils.
It is very necessary to good, sound
food. Do not feed corn to roupy hens,
but give wheat, oatB and vegetables
cooked and thickened with wheat brau
until quite dry. Salt tho feed as yon
do your own. See. that the poultry
house is clean and dry. Keep the
fowls in during wet weather.
To prevent the spread of the dis
ease, take a shovelful of live coals to
the poultry house when the fowls are
on the roost, pour on some tar, and
hold the shovel well under the perches
for quite a while. Do this on three
successive evenings, and again smoke
for three more evenings. Be sure to
give clean water to drink.
Summer Treatment of Aspnrac
Summer treatment is an important
part of asparagus culture. After hav
ing finished planting, if the weather
is very dry, give a good watering or
two, and in May and June, when you
muw the lawn, spread portions of the
grass between the ridges, so as to fill
the hollow spaces nearly level. The
object of this application, which must
be renewed once a month or oftener,
all through tho summer, will at once
be evident It is for the retention of
moisture and the production of vegeta
ble food. The slight fermentation
that accompanies the decomposition
of the grass greatly accelerates the
growth of the asparagus. After the
shoots have begun to come up, look
regularly and carefully to the thin
ning. Wheu plants have grown two
or more heads each, the weakest
should be regularly cut away, so that
at the end of the first, season not more
than two or at most three shoots are
left to grow to maturity on each plant.
Proper attention to the thinning of
asparagus during the first and second
years, and afterward in cutting for
use,is of the very greatest importance
toward the future welfare of the plant.
I spoiled a nice bed by simply cutting
tho largest stalks. The weakest were
thus left, with the inevitable result
that our supply of asparagus the next
year was of much smaller stalks, and
it will take much time and attention
to bring that bed back to ita former
Shall Stubble Ile Turned Under.
Tho answer will depend on the con
ditions of the stubble land, and
amount of stubble, und whether it can
be turned under early enough to se
cure rotting before the drouth of mid
summer sets in. Generally turning
under the stubble proves the best
thing that can be done, but the
writer has known cases where it
proved the wordt thing that could
have been done. One man in Michi
gan turned under his stubble one
spring only a few years ago, and after
properly harrowing and preparing the
ground, planted it to corn. The
spring was exceptionally dry, and the
summer that followed was not much
better. The corn crop on that field
of turned stubble proved very uneven.
Wherever tho corn came in contact
with tho bottom of the fur? s the
stand was as fair as could h.-. been
expected in a dry year. Bn. "iere
the corn was planted directly i i a
mass of turned down corn sta or
corn stubble the plants wiltoo d
died, and, on investigation, tho seil
around the roots of those corn scalks
was found perfectly dry, with not a
particle of soil water in evidence.
The stalks and stubble below the
turned earth had not rotted but had
created aud held a space that pre
vented the capillary water in the soil
below from reaching the soil above.
Perhaps the land in question was
not plowed till after the spring rains
had ceased. The one question to be
considered is whether tho stubblo and
stalks plowed under will mix with the
soil and rot or whether condition? are
such that the furrows will simply lie
free from the subsoil, being held np
by means of the dry condition of its
top and the presence of the stubble.
En ordinary years the conditions are
such that the turning under can bo
lone with safety, but in occasional
rears it is best to burn.-Farm, Field
The Dairymen'* Mistakes.
Probably tha first and greatest mis
take is that the dairy mun fails to make
the best of his environment Possibly
he does not have as good cows as his
neighbors, bnt he should make the
best nae possible of what he has. He
should keep them better and raise
more grain, thus lessening the ex
pense of maintaining his herd. Grain
is very costly in this part of the coun
try and ought, always to be raised if
possible. He should not make the
mistake of keeping too many cows.
Discard the poor ones of the herd and
give the remainder better stables,
better feed and use more care in hand
ling the milk. I do not believe with
mauy that the profits of the dairy aro
smaller than they used to be. "We
have gotten into the habit of shipping
milk, which may be more profitable
for the time being, but I nm afraid of
the final outcome. In my section we
have a condeusing factory which pays
well for milk and consequently sup
plying this factory is a paying busi
Another mistake is that dairymen
depend too mnch upon buying cows to
replenish their herd, instead of rais
ing them. I can raise a good calf ou
middlings, water and oil meal, and
have raised calves on broad and water.
I can raise a calf very much cheaper
than I can buy a cow. Up to the time
she is two years old she will cost mo
but $15, and as a rulo is much better
than n cow which is bought on the
market for $35 to $40.
Another mistake is in having milk
shipping stations inside tho village. I
would have them outside for tho rea
son that it is easier to keep the milk
pure if it is away from buildings.
Another great, mistake is the failure
to treat the cow with kinduoss. Any
thing that disturbs her nervous con
dition will lessen the flow of milk.
Make her comfortable by good bed
ding, good ?lable and the like. Never
scold or swonr at a cow.-J. S. Shat
tuck in America i Agriculturist.
Ti entinen t of a Lnwn.
Nothing adds more to the appear
ance of n home than a neat, well-kept
lawn, lt is within the range of possi
bility for every house owner to secure
a good stand of grass, and to keep tho
growth strong and healthy by a line
of treatment7 which is by no meau3
difficult. The first essential is to have
a well-prepared bed. A good plan is
to make a compact bed of clay and
then improve this by top dressing.
Nothing is better for this purpose
ihnn raw ground bone. This . will
serve as bedding, and also furnish
some of the plant food ueeded to
nourish the grass. In choosing a
grass one must be governed largely by
local conditions, but the aim should
be to get a kind which will grow well,
last xv Jl and look well throughout the
spring and summer months.
It is just as necessary to fertilize
lawns as field crops. Grasses need
the same elements of plant food,
namely, nitrogen, phosphoric acid and
potash. It is better to supply such in
the form of chemicals, as these are
more concentrated and easier to han
dle, not to mention that they are less
offensive and not unsightly in appear
pearauce. Stable manure is a splen
did fertilizer for grass, but a lawn
covered with this product in early
spring does not look especially invit
ing. Again, in using stable manure
there is always a possibility of foreign
weed seeds being introduced, the
growth of which detracts from the
appearance of the lawn and makes
trouble in eradicating them.
The simplest fertilizer for a lawn is
a mixture of ground bone and muriato
of potash, say, about four parts of the
former to one of the latter. The mix
ture may be applied at the rate of five
pounds per. square rod, and then
worked weil into the soil. After this
mixture has been applied, a simple
after-fertilization treatmeut will great
ly improve the growth of the grass,
and give it that rich, dark green color
which is so desirable in lawn culture.
Thi^ consists simply in light top
dressings of nitrate of soda, say one
half pouud per square rod, at succes
sive periods. Tho first dose can be
put on just after the grass starts to
grow in the spring, and if used im
mediately preceding a rain, the effects
will be visible within 24 hours- Two
more doses can bs made at periodical
intervals. If the nitrate be mixed
with several times its bulk of fine,dry
earth, the distribution is greatly facil
itated. Regular mowing with a lawn
mower is necessary, and the fertilizer
treatment recommended should be
followed annually.-George K. Wil*
Bon in American Cultivator.
An Unbroken Knie.
"Look at that bicycle, "exolaimed the
woman as she identified it in the cloak
room aud saw that it had been knocked
"Yes'm, I've been looking at it,"
was the humble reply of the official.
"It's all smashed to pieces."
"And it was done on this line."
"Well, what do yon propose to do
"I'll report it to the foreman, ma'am,
and he'll report it to the station mas
ter, and tho station master to the
general manager, and the general
manager to the board of directors,
and some day, three or four years
hence, a lawyer will call on you and
want to know why yon didn't travel
with your bicycle in a properly made
case. That's our routine, ma'am, and
we never deviate-not even when the
guards forget to leave us a piece of
The Irishman is more a citizen of
the world than the Englishman. The
former is sensitive, imaginative, inac
curate, light-hearted and verbose. The
Anglo-Saxon is staid, solid, silent,
with a freezing manner that stings
rather than chills the expansive Celtio
nature. Few Englishmen have any
conception how repulsively offensive
they can make themselves to the
Latiu, Celtic and Teuton races by
their stony stare. Tho insularity of
England has been one of the chief
sources of her safely-like the skin
of an armadillo-but aB the British
grenadier weirs upon his head a bear
skin hat to make him look more for
midable than he is by nature, so the
average English official in Ireland
there are, of conrse, some excellent
exceptions-adopts as his official man
ner an air of s periority and conde
scension which is tho raw material of
r?volution.-Arnold White, in Har
To securely hold the reins when the
driver leaves the wagon a .new dash
board attachment has a flat tube pro
vided with a sliding rod, which sup-'
ports a pair of pivoted jawi at the end
of the tube, au internal spring pulling
the rod down and closing the jaws over
The Savage Bachelor.
"I will admit that a woman ought
to marry a man cleverer than she is,"
said the sweet young thing, in the
course of the after-dinner argument
"But if he's cleverer than she is, he
won't give her the chance," said the
savage bachelor;-Indianapolis Preoa.
Is not the question, but, how much you di
gest, because food does good only when lt
is digested and assimilated, taken up by
the blood and made Into muscle, norve,
bone and tissue. Hood's Sarsaparilla re
stores to the stomach its powers of diges
tion. Thon appetite ls natural and healthy.
Then dyspopsla ls goae, and atreagth, elas
ticity andondurunoe return.
Stomach Trouble-"I have had
trouble with my stomnch and at times
would be very dizzy. I also had severe
headaches and that tired feeling. When I
had taken three bottles of Hood's Sarsa
parilla I was relieved." MBS. ANGELINA.
JABVIS, 5 Appleton St., Holyoke, Mass.
Is the Heat Medicine Money Can Buy
An Effort to Exp?ala.
A gentleman who had engaged an
Intelligent French maid was at work
In his library nt one end of his house,
when lt struck him, from certain
sounds, that something must be wrong
in the drawing-room, at the other end
of the house. So he rang his bell,
and thc maid came.
"What arc those cries that I seem
to hear in thc direction of the draw
ing-room, Morie?" he asked.
"I do not precisely know, monsieur,"
she answered. "At one time I sink lt
is madame who sing, and at anozzcr
time I am sure.it is ze cat and ze dog
who fight, monsieur!"
Are You Itchy?
If so, something is wrong with your
skin. Ask your druggist for Tettorine,
and you eau cure yourself without a
doctor for 50 cents. Any skin disease,
ringworm, eczema, salt rheum, etc. Or
scud 50 cents in stamps for box prepaid
to J. T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga. Try
Skirts for Summer Weir.
Women who have delighted In the
tight-fitting skirts, with no fullness in
either the back or the front, may as
well make up their minds at once to
be sadly disappointed in the most ultra
summer modes. For the tight-fitting
skirt ls no longer deemed elegant.
Yokes, shirred, tucked and smocked,
are the limited effect of tightness. In
fact, even when a yoke is used lt of
ten runs only to the back, or rather
sides of the back, where gathers are
introduced. Skirts are very full and
long at the hem and are not tied back.
To keep them down firmly weights are
sewed in the foundation. One model
shows fullness at each side of a nar
row front breadth. Some of the skirts
are shirred down In a point, others are
shirred only twice straight around.
Most of the skirts are gored, but there
are skirts made of straight widths,
shirred and tucked Into the waist Une.
A skirt stitched In small tucks all
around the upper portion, except di
rectly In front, Is modish. A skirt
with a yoke, possibly of lace, ls gath
ered quite full all around, while a
similar model is laid In shallow plaits
about the front and gathered In the
^back. Cloth skirts are made quite
plain In the front, but all of the latest
models have some fullness In the back,
and they are not confined in any one
plait, but several in quite a broad ef
fect. Many of the thin skirts are so
full that they suggest hoops. Thin
fabrics are shirred about the hips or
tucked. A charming model ls lined in
Inch tucks at the front and back,
which run to the line of the knee,
where they fly out and muffle about
the feet. lu the backs are gathers.
Some of the importers suggest that
before the summer has gone ruffled
and frilled skirts will be In vog'ie.
The Philippine Climate.
The effect of tue climate In the Phil
ippines ls very evident in the amount
of sickness among the officers as well
as the rank and file of the army and
navy. Scarcely a day passes that a
new name ls not odded to the list of
those who have broken down from
tropical service. The hospitals are filled
with men. The good health which
was so long a feature of .the fleet has
ceased to be.-Manila correspondence
Army and Navy Journal.
Do Tour Feet Ache and Barn ?
8hako Into your shoes Allen's Foot-Ease, a
powder for the feet. It makes tight or new
shoes feel easy. Cures Corns, Bunions,
Swollen, Hot, Smarting and Sweating Feet
and Ingrowing Nails. Sold by all druggists
and shoe stores, 25 cts. Sample sent FREE.
Address Allen S. Olmsted, LeEoy, N. Y.
Mrs. Pock-You know very well, Henry,
tb?t I'm a woman of few word*.
Henry-True, my dear; but the few are
shamefully overworked.-Chicago News.
The Best Prescription for Chills
and Fever is a bottle of GROVE'S TASTKI.KSS
CHILL TONIC, lt ls simply iron and quinine lu
a tasteless form. No cure- no par. Price 50c.
Not Quito Under Way.
Maud-Well, summer is really herc, isn't It?
Neille-We-ell, I've only been engaged
throe times so far!-New York World.
Ton TV Ul Never Know
what good ink ls unless you use Carter's. It
costs no moro than poor ink. All dealers.
TOMUY-Pop, why do singers eat tar drops?
Tommy's Pop-To give their voices a proper
pitch, I suppose
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens tho guras, reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic, -ic a bottle.
FITS permanently cured. No Ats er nervous
ness arter first day's use of Dr. Kline's Oreat
Nerve Restorer. $2 trial bottle and treatise free.
Dr. R. H. KLINK, Ltd., 081 Arch St., Phlla., Pa.
Usually the more money a man has the
more selfish his children are.
A. M. Priest, DrugRlst, Shelbyvllle. Ind.,
says: "Hall's Catarrh Curo (rive* the best of
satisfaction. Can get plenty of testimonials,
ns lt oures everyone wno takes ii." Druggists
soU lt, 76c. _
A girl loses her self-possession when she
puts on a wedding ring.
Piso's Cnre for Consumption is an infalli
ble medicine for coughs ami cold-.-N. W.
SAMUEL, Ocean Grove. N. J., Feb. 17,1900.
"What is wealth?" asked the wor
"Wealth," answered the complacent
philosopher, "is what makes a man
feel guilty because he is squandering
the interest on a whole lot of money
every time ho breaks a ten dollar bill."
'Good Lack. " Baking Powder il only brand told in solid car
tod lot?. Mora "Good Luck" told in South than ?ll other brandt
combined. Highett Leavening rower; Wholesome ind HeaJibfaL
Look (or the " Hoxix SMOB " on every can.
rUcafactmd by Toa toalfcw rtaoaraclurtox Co.. Rlchmood. Va.
EXTENSIVE HAIR CUT.
Some Forty Thousand Sheep Being Shorn
at New Brighton, Minn1.
Nineteen professional sheep shearers
llave begun shearing 40,000 sheep at
New Brighton. The task will keep
them busy for over a month. The men
use specially designed power instru
ments and they will each draw from
$7 to $10 per day.
The trusting sheep are enticed into
pens where they arp at the mercy of
the shearers who are paid by tho piece
and consequently work with all pos
sible speed. The up-to-date shearing
instrument operates on the same plan
as a barber's bair clipper, and makes
a clean sweep of several inches in its
trips back and forth across the body
of a sheep. The most skillful shearers
work the clippers along the body of
the animal with great dexterity and
as they proceed the wool falls away
in a solid bunch as thought the animal
had been skinned Instead of shorn.
When the clipper has finished its
work the wool lies on the floor in a
bundle, the naked and indignant sheep
scampers away, and a man with a
hand-car goes up and down the long
row of operators and gathers up the
wool, takes it to the packing room,
where it is tramped down into large
burlap bags, which, when filled weigh
about 335 pounds each.
The men are paid from 7 to 9 cents
per head for the sheep sheared, and
125 is a good day's work, although
there are men who claim to have
wshcared as many as 250 sheep in a
day. When the 40,000 uow at New
Brighton have all been deprived of
uieir wool the band of shearers will
move on westward, the most industri
ous of them finally ending up in Ne
vada and California, where there are
single ranches with as many as 300,
00? sheep belonging to one man. From
j mere they will come up through the
south to Minneapolis, whence they will
start out to cover the circuit again
next March.-Minneapolis Journal.
A Curious Article From Alaska.
A mong the curious articles of com
merce are toothpicks made of walrus
whiskers, quantities of which are ship
ped from Alaska to Europe. Those who
are engaged In the trade pick the
whiskers out of the animals one by one
with squeezers. The toothpicks thus
secured are used principally by the
wealthier classes in China and Russia,
and are also beginning to come into
favor In thc most noted clubs In Lon
Minister: "Now, little girl, you
want to bo a Christian, don't you?"
Ethel: "No,, sir; I'd rather sing in
Sleep Changea the Verdict.
Tho Jury in n recent law suit unanimously
agreed upon tho %'ordict, soaled it and went
homo to bed. After sleeping over lt. they dis
agreed tho ntxz morning. This >howB HM
power of sleep to strengthen the human mind.
l'ho?" who aro troubled with insomnia should
try Hostoiter's Stomach Hitters, lt put-? tuo
stomach lil good condition and induces sweet,
sound sleep, li U thu best ol romodies for kid
ney, liver and blood disorders.
"Yoi," replied the beautiful Goraldlno
naively, 1 felt Uko thirty cents, but I guess
nobody suspected, 1 talked so Uko sixty.
P UTK AH FADELESS DXES are fast to
sunlight, washing and rubbing. Bc (J by
Minister-Now. little trlrl, you want to bo
a Christian, don't you?
Ethel-Kn. sir; I'd rother sing in the
' Rest andhei'p for weary
women aro found tn Lydia
E* PBnkham*s Vegetable
Compound* H makes wo
men strong and healthy to
bear their burdens, and
overcomes those Ills to
whloh women are subject
because they are women*
Lydia E. Pinkhom's Vegetable Compound
ls known from coast to
coast* , lt has cured more
slok women than any
other medicine* Its
friends are everywhere
and they are constantly
writing thankful letters
whloh appear In this
If you are puzzled write
for Mrs* PBnkham's ad'
vice* Her address te
Lynn, Mass* She will
charge you nothing and
she has restored a million
women to haalth*
Yokohama and the neighboring To
kio are said to-have about fifty earth
quake shocks a year. Most of them
are Insignificant, but now nnd then
comes one of a different sort. In 1891
the Japan Mail described the expe
rience of a man who had witnessed the
terrible earthquake at Gifu.
He had just finished dressing when
the first shock came. He crawled and
dragged himself out of the house, for
to walk was all but impossible. The
next moment, so highly strung were
his nerves, he burst into laughter at
seeing the remarkable way in which a
girl was moving down the garden
path, stepping high in the air, as it
Then, looking over his shoulder, he
saw a great and ancient temple,"which
he hud been ' admiring the previous
day, leap into the air and fall In dread
Looking again to his front he saw
the whole town in an instant swept
nway before his eyes, and out of the
great cloud of dust came a screaming,
gesticulating, wildly frantic crowd ol
men, women and children, rushing
hither and thither, thc knew not
where, for refuge from che great de
struction'which had come upon them.
The question for you now i:
good blood: Kow to get rid ol
system. Everybody knows th*
parilla. No ordinary Sarsapari
almost any store, will answer:
There is such a Sarsaparilla, an
way from all other Sarsaparilli
"The only Saraparilla made vn<
three graduates: a graduate j
chemistry, and a ?rai
$1.00 a bottle.
" I had frequent and mott painful boib.
si dans, but they did me no good. I tri?
without effect ; but when I tried Ayer's Sa
. fer I was soon completely cured."-R. P
ft dollar or so hi
them when this ?
?ni Soe our Agent or write dlreot. |
Insist ?pon haring them, take no others and
Aa Ageif Student
Monarchs can never afford tc leave
off learning, whatever their subjects
may do. A striking instance In point
is furnished by an article in Pearson's
Magazine, an article the proof-sheets
of which were corrected by Queen Vic
From this article lt appears that In
spite of all her duties and responsi
bilities, In spite of the fact that she has
devoted so much time to the study of
politics as to have become one of the
greatest living authorities on the prac
tical politics of Europe, Queen Vic
toria has, within the later years of her
reign, acquired an intimate acquain
tance with a difficult language spoken
by a large number of her subjects.
She makes it a custom, we are as
sured, to note in Hindustani the daily
events of her life, keeping a diary for
this special r pose. She speaks the
language fluently, having devoted a
part of every day for the last ten years
to Instruction in it, and to acquiring
a knowledge of the intellectual treas
ures of the East.
The queen has surprised many of her
Indian visitors by making unexpected
observations in good Hindustani. As
everybody knows, she ? always at
tended, when at home, by one or more
of her picturesque Indian servants. It
is not, however, so generally known
that she always speaks to them in their
own tongue. However small the re
mark, or however serious the com
mand, it comes to them In Hindustani.
Universal admiration has been ex
pressed at the determination of the
queen at an advanced age, not only to
learn to speait Hindustani, but also to
to take an interest in the literature of
India, and to acquaint herself with the
Ideas and aspirations of her Oriental
An Unforeseen Embarrassment.
The strenuous efforts of the church
had been crowned with snccess. The
promise of the ages was fulfilled.
Every day was Sunday, now, in other
words. "But when," exclaimed the
Ladies' Aid Society, "shall we hold
our oyster socials ind bean-bag par
ties?" Ab, here w?s an unforeseen
embarrassment. -Detroit Journal.
To Cure n Cold, in One Day.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE TABLET?. All
druggists refund the money if lt falls to cure.
E. W. GROVE'S signaturo ia ou each box. ?5c.
Cause and Effect.
"What a bore that man ls!"
"ire never bores me."
"Why doesn't he?"
"Whenever I t-po h ;m coming I'm in a great
hurry tocntch a s?:<eifi.cttr."- Chicago Record.
The eye ought not to be drugged
. except under the special
care of a physician.
use of pungent drugs unnec
essary and saves you from all
the inconvenience and danger
of that painful treatment.
Price 25 cents. All druggists.
HALL & RUCKEL,
New York. 1848. London.
0 nave arcady discovered that
1 and v?;:acs will not cure
c eruptions on your face,
fhey may cover up and sup
press, but they cannot te
re. Rashes, Boils, salt-rheum,
i, hives, eczema, tetter, etc,
rf ace indications of t deeper
s,-hov to male bad blood
: all these impurities in your
e answer,-a perfect Sarsa
:11a, such as you can buy at
it must be a perfect one.
d it differs widely in every
1er the personal supervision ol
in pharmacy, a jodi?ate in
iuate in medicine."
I waa treated by a number of phy
I many kinds of patent medicina, but
xraparilU I got hold of the right thing,
. Caousr, Attica, N. Y.
LL" BUGGIES are "A Little Higher
, But-" they stand up, look well, sad
ll, keep away from the shop Only
gher than cheap work. Why not UM
i the cass?
D SHOTGUN SHELLS
fer," and "?Repeater "
you will get the best shells that money can boy.
3 KEEP THEM.
will always find a ready
market-but only that farmer
can raise them who has studied
the great secret how to ob
tain both quality and quantity
by the judicious use of well
balanced fertilizers. No fertil
izer for Vegetables can produce
a large yield unless it contains
at least 8% Potash. ? Send for
our books, which furnish full
information. We send them
free of charge.
GERMAN KALI WORKS, " j
93 Nassau St., New York.
$3 & 3.50 SHOES f$\*8l
Worth S4 to $6 compared
with other make;;.
Indorsed by over
The jennine have W, L.
stamped on bottom. "Fake
Douglas' name and price
no substitute claimed to be
aa good. Your dealer
should keen them-if
not, we wilt send a pair*
Jon receipt of price and z;c
extra for carriage. State kind of leather,
size, and width, plain or cap toe. Cat free,
aus [YUKS W. L DOUGLAS SHOE CO., Brockton, Mass.
Malsby & Company,
39 S. Broad St.. Atlanta, Gs.
Engines and Boilers
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Manufacturers and Dealers In
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SOLID and INSERTED Saws, Saw Teeth and
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Mill and Engine Kopalrs, Governors, Grate
Kars and a full Hun of Mill Supplies. Prto?
mid quality of goods guaranteed. Cate logue
li co by mentioning this paper.
WBY GO TO HOT SPRINGS?
Is your blood poisoned? We can cure you at
home of rheumatism, pyphllls. and all chronic .
sores and blood trouble*. Sole makers of Dr.
Howard's Root Blttors. lins no equal for Blood,
Livor and Kidneys. Absolut? cure for Syphilis,
If taken in timo and no cure effected, wo will
refund money paid. Ono month's treatment by
mail 85.00. Sample packago 81.00. Address.
OCOEE MEDICINE CO., CHATTANOOGA, TBNX.
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<>> PIS O 'S G U R?" TOR i
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