Newspaper Page Text
HOW TO HELP.
To bavo willing feet,
A smile that ls sweet,
A kind, pleasant word
For all that yon moot
That's what lt ls to be helpful
Ia a mild, gentle way,
-To help through the day
Ta make some one happy
In-work or la play
That's what it is to be helpful.
i -THE- i
I BELLS of H?LL.
Old Peter Harvey was a strange
-man. After living 50 years a bachelor
he astonished the little world in which
lie lived by marrying a little old maid
as strange as himself, and all the little
But he was a good husbaud and a
kind father to his only child, Annie.
After 12 years of married life be and
his wife, Elizabeth, were called away
almost in an hour, leaving little Annie
to sob out the first great grief of her
After the funeral, when Poter Har
vey and his wife had been laid side by
aide in the old gravey?vd,and the stern
Covenanter minister had said his few
solemn words of regret for the dead
and comfort for the living, little Auuie
Harvey went to live with her uncle,
Andrew Mallory, until she should be
come of age.
At 12 years old Annie Harvey was
like a rosebud. One fears to see the
.bud expand into the magnificent
flower, lest the delicate tints of the
exquisite proportions may bo lost.
Such were the feelings of good Mrs.
Mallory when Bhe said to her hus
band: . ,
"I wish tho lassie would just stay
the pretty bairn she is now."
'Tut. tut, mitber; I mind wheu ye
wore a wee bairn y oursei'; and who
says ye'ro not a comely body noo?"
Said the sturdy old Scotchmau.
That Annie Harvey should have
other views than her aunt concerning
herself is not strauge. She was im
patient for the time to come when she
could assume the long dresses and the
accompanying airs of riper years, and
alreauy she had faint dreams of the
delights of beaus, parties, dancing
and that crowning delight, flirting.
Prom 12 to 171 How slow the years
moyo! It seems an age in youth, and
but a moment in age.
Little Annie Harvey had become
Miss Harvey. She was exceedingly
pretty, and she knew it She also
knew that she was heiress to the lands
and money of her prudent though odd
father, and she had been told that tho
money had been doubled and quad
pled in the careful hands of Uncle
But another thing she had not been
told, thst would have beeu pleasanter
in her ears than all this. She certain
ly had lovers; but they -were such
milk-and-water fellows that she could
not for the life of her help thinking
of them as she did her uncle's oxen,
great, harmless, good-natured animals
-good, enough, but so dull.
Among the friends of Peter Harvey
was Bobert Wallace, au honest, hard
working mau, but singularly unfor
tunate. If a cow became choked eat
ing turnips, it was his cow; if a boy
went bO sleep in meeting and was
marched ont xn disgrace, or warned
from tho pulpit, it was sure td be his
boy. When the minister's bees
swarmed on Sunday and refused to go
into the nice new hive, out of a hun
dred heads preseut they selected his
head and fought sharply, for a resting
His wife nailed a horseshoe over
the door and he drove his oxen and
horses with a witch hazel rod,but still
the troubles came. Finally old Kizzie
Brock threw salt iu his well, and from
that day forward his troubles ceased.
Within an hour after old Kizzie had
settled the witches in the well, Peter
Harvey came riding down the lane,
singing his favorite song, "Comiu'
Through the Bye, "a sign that he was in
an excellent good humor. Alter stop
ping to have a chat and taking a drink
from the well, he proposed to Robert
Wallace to sell the few animals and
other things he could not take with
him and emigrate to Illinois; and,
drawing out bis well-filled pocket
book, he counted him $100 for the
Great was the joy of the Wallaces
at this unexpected act of friendship.
"But," said TeterHarvey, when he
had written out a note for the money,
made payable when convenient, "you
must givo me security, and I'll just
take a mortgage on this colt " And
he clapped his hand on the head of
one of the half-dozen lads who called
Bobert Wallace father.
With true Scotch humor the mort
gage was executed and recorded and
Bobert Wallace, with his household,
started for distant Illinois.
Like all onigrants to a new
country, he had his troubles, but in
the end prospered. He owned broad
acres, and cattle and horses in abun
dance, and after eight years on the
prairies, he said to his wife:
**When the crops are secured we
will go baok to old Byegate and take
a look once more at the green hillocks
"And mind you cancel that mort
gage and make me a free man, " said
John Wallace, now a young lawyer in
"I'm thinking the lad intends to
marry and wants to make a clean
record^" said his' mother, laughing.
But Bobert Wallace and his wife
never saw their Scotch friends in old
Byegate, nor the green hills of Ver
mont Before the crops were gathered
man and wife were cut down by the
harvester Death, and their neighbors
laid them side by side under the trees
their own hands had planted.
John Wallace, the son, with whom
this story has to do. with that rest
lessness common to western life, had
gone still further west, and dually
located in Denver, and there he pros
pered slowly, as young lawyers in new
places generally do.
, Annie Harvey was ailing.
''A breath of'sea air might do her
good/' said old Dr. Goodwillie; and
to the seashore she went
The little steamer Bose Standish
carried its load of passengers safely
through all the windings of that
crooked channel which leads to the
dock of ancient Hingham.
. Mrs. Helen Sackie aud her invalid
charge, Annie Harvey, were glad to
accept the offered aid of a gentleman
fellow-passenger, who placed them in
a carriage, which conveyed them over
to the beach at Nantasket
The oea wrought wonders in Annie
Harvey. Before three days she was
flirting outrageously with young Per
kins of Boston, whose mother had
learned from Mrp. Sackie by sharp
cross-qnestions the undoubted respect
ability (id est, dollars and cents) of
Miss Harvey had also condescended
to amile graciously apon ber fallow
passenger OD the Bose Standish, Mr.
Wallace of p?nver.- But when thal
gentleman invited her to ride she was
engaged for the > same pleasure with
young Perkins hod his mother. Let
him make what advances lie would,
Perkins was continually in the way;
yet Perkins vas, to use the plain but
expressive language of John Wallace,
"an infernal fool," still, none the less
troublesome for that.
But John Wallace was in love for the
first time in his life, and ho was not a
man to let trifles or ?impletons stand
long in his way if he could help it.
So he persevered in his wooing, and
at last thought he might venture to
propose to that most fickle lady, Annie
Moreover, his business demanded
his speedy return, for he was yet too
poor to afford any long vacation. Be
fonnd Miss Harvey on the veranda
busy with crochet or some other femi
nine employment. He invite.! her to
ride; bot Mrs. Perkins reminded ber
of a prior engagement. Mr. Wallace
expressed his regret, for it was his
last day at the beach. That informa
tion soemed to startle Miss Harvey,
for she at once laid aside ber work,
and, saying she would be happy to
ride with Mr. Wallace, went to her
room to dress.
Ancient Hull has, or had, 19 lawful
voters. Potation in oifice would per
mit each voter to represent his dis
tinguished constituents in the general
court of the Commonwealth of Massa
chusetts at least onco in his lifetime.
Tbe wipe politicians of Hull weigho.l
carefully the probabilities ami pos
sibilities of politics; and so skilled
did they become that Borton, the con
centrated centre of all wisdom, looked
anxiously for the returns from the
electious of Hu.ll, saying, resignedly,
"as Hull goes, BO goes tbe state."
John Wallace and Annio Harvey
rodo over the long stretch of firm,
Baudy beach from Nantasket to Hull.
They talked of the Bea of old wrecks,
of Minot's lighthouse and the white
waves forever dashing against its
sides; aud John Wallace described his
house in far-away Denver, the little
city surrounded by its giant peaks,
which, in the clear mouutain air,
seemed so near, yet they were many
miles away. The lady was silent,
thoughtful, roserved, almost demure.
So is a certain domestic animal when
John Wallace told his story a? all
others have told it, and it fell on will
"Bot," said he, "tomorrow at this
time I must be on my way to Vermont
to. pay a debt' of my father. I am
mortgaged and have been since my
childhood. When that is canceled I
can with honesty offer you my hand
A little laugh followed. Einging
ont sweet and clear across the beach
came the bells of Hull, telling the
little world around it wa3 12 o'clock.
"They sound like wedding bells,"
Baid Miss Harvey, quietly.
"They do, indeed," was the reply.
The old preacher, was sitting in his
door, his coat off, thinking dreamily
of his unwritten sermon. A vehicle
drove past, but he was still in the
"Will yon please step over to the
church, sir?" startled the preacher
from his reverie, and he hustled ou
his coat aud hat, wondering what the
gentleman could want at the little old
When he entered the church, he
found the sexton talking with a gentle-;
man and lady. ?
"We want you to perform the mar
riage ceremony," said the gentleman
to the astonished preacher; and he
handed him a card with tho names of
John Wallace and Annie harvey writ
ten on it
The old preacher laid aside his hat,
and, brushing down his white look*,
walked to the desk, followed by the
others. The school children, seeing
strangers in the church with the
minister and sexton, gathered round
the door, and whispered to each other
their curiosity at this unusual sight.
In a few solemn words the old
minister pronounced John Wallace
and Annie Harvey man and wife, then
gave them his blessing and kissed the
bride. John Wallace kissed her also,
and as he did so was told in a whis
"That cancels the mortgage."
The old sexton, forgetting that he
had rung his midday peal, set the bells
again in motion, and the wives of Hull
looked out in wonder.
"This time they are weddiug bells,
indeed!" said John Wallace, as he
helped his wife into the carriage.
"i'es-onr^ own wedding bells,"
was tho happy answer.
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
None but beggars live at ease.
Our pride misleads or timid likings
Nature's tears are reason's merri
Let them obey that know not how
A life without humor is like a lifo
A house without woman and fire
light is like a body without soul or
Precepts often heard and little re
garded lose by repetition the small
influence they had.
Too often when Cupid registers
marriage vows he falls into the modern
habit and uses the cash register.
The gust of passiou having passed,
vindictiveness disappears with it in all
natures except tho?e without moral
Will you have me bear poverty?
Come and see what poverty is when it
strikes one who knoweth how to play
tbe part well.
Goodness and love mould the form
into their own image, and cause the
beauty and joy of love to shine forth
from every part of the face.
The man or woman that has never
known sorrow may be forgiven a life
that is callous aud selfish. There has
never been a touch of anything bet
It is an utterly immoral desire to
U8i rp the functions of the Almighty.
The recognition of this fact should
warn us all against the nursing of j
malice and should put us ou our guard
agaiust those who exhibit a vindic- I
tive disposition. They are morally
unsound aud upon occasiou ore liable i
to develop into criminals.
Monarch* aa Horsemen,
It is curious that while nearly all
the royal women of Europe are excel
lent and picturesque horsewomen, few
of the reigning monarchs are even
tolerably good riders. His orippled
arm partly excuses the German
emperor's poor seat The king of
Italy if famous for his falls; the
emperor of Buasia ia not an expert
horseman ; while the kings of Sweden,
Greece and Denmark are seldom seen
astride, and the king of Portugal ie ?
too stoat to enjoy riding. j
[FOR FARM AND GARDEN. ?
Number of Sheep on Rope Pasture.
The number of sheep that one acre
of rape will sustain, and the period
through which it will sustain them,
will, of course, depend upon the char
acter of the growth ol the rape. But
an average crop will sustain from 10
to 15 animals per acre for 00 days.
At the end of tho 60 days they should
all be in conditiou to "take the mar
ket," even though lean in form when
put upou the rape. - Professor Thomas
Shaw of the Minnesota Experiment
Station. . i
If ono figured up the time spent
every year or even every winter in
driving cattle a quarter of a mile to
the brook and back ngaiu, twice or
even once a day, and computed it at a
fair price for labor, and then added to
it the value of the milk lost and the
extra food consumed to keep up tho
system to its normal temperature, he
would find that from even a few cows
it would not take long to roach the
cost of a good cistern, or some other
method of having the water right iu
the yard, or evou iu the stalls so that
the cattle could drink without mau or
beast going out of doors.
Breaking the Surface Crust.
Very often a heavy dashing rain
falls upon the lately rown field before
the plants appear. The soil if of a
clay formation forms a hard crust and
ofton is to dense that the plant can
not break through. If it doe9 get up,
it is doubled and twisted and not
healthy looking as it would be if the
conditions were normal. All the
farmer can do is to in some manner
break this crust. A light, slanting
tooth harrow will do it, but perhaps
(he most effective tool is the field rol
ler. It not only levelsthe"surface in
a proper manner for harvesting the
crop, but the pressure of the roller
breaks the surface soil in small atora?.
The plants that aro already through
the soil now have plenty of room to
grow without pressure, but those not
through come up at onco. There is
plenty of air and sunlight admitted,
and rain can easily reach the roots to
give the plant new life and vigor.
The Army Worm.
Few insects are more drended by
the American farmer than the army
worm. Although it becomes destruc
tive in a given locality only at rare in
tervals, it then does great damage to
cereal and forage crops, feeding es
pecially upon the members of the
great grass family. The parent in
sect is a light browu moth which de
posits eggs iu grass lands. Tho young
worms hatch soon after sud feed upon
the grass loaves, growing slowly for
about five weeks. The army worm is
theu about an inch and a half long and
is striped with brown. The full grown
army worm burrows a short distance
into the soil, where it changes to a
pupa, and again two weeks later it
changes to a moth, like the one which
laid the eggs. It is only when these
insects become extraordinarily abun
dant that tboy move from field to
field io armies. At such times, how
ever, they do great damage.
Probably the measure that is most
generally useful in preventing out
breaks of the array worm is that of
burning over grass lands in fall, win
ter or spring. Large numbers of the
insects may thus be destroyed. The
migration of the worms from field to
field may be prevented by plowing
Seep furrows with the perpendicular
sides away from the worms, or by set
ting long boards on edge, leaning a
little toward the worms, and smearing
the upper edge with coal tar. The
herbage ahead of the moving array
may aUo be dusted or sprayed with
Paris green or some other poison.
Nests for Lnyers.
Many claim that the nest Bhould be
on the ground, but all claims that
hons should have their nests ou the
moist ground are but theories, and
unsupported by facts. "What is re
quired for the hen in winter is a snug,
warm location, while in the summer
she should have a cool place. The
best material for a nest is dry earth ou
the bottom, with chopped hay over
the earth. Then dust the nest, hens
and eggs with insect powder, put a
Bmall quantity of tobacco refuse in the
nest and cleau it out thoroughly
should an egg become broken or the
neBt foul. The 'broken eggs will
cause lice quicker than anything else.
But first see that the heu has no lice,
then give her good eggs aud she will
bring off a brood if siie has u warm
and comfortable nest. Tho nest should
be made movable, BO as to be taken
outside for cleaning, and it should
never bo placed where any of the fowls
cou causo it to be filthy or roost upon
it. It shonld never be so high as to
compel effort to reach it, as the large
breeds will prefer to layon thegrouud
rather thau to reach a high nest,
even when a footway is provided, to
say nothing of the fact that
Borne of the hens learn to fly
over a fence by first learning to
reach a high nest Never have the
nest iu a barrel, or so constructed that
the hen must jump down to it, as
broken eggs will be the consequence,
but rather to place the outrance as to
permit her to walk in upon the eggs.
The neBt should be placed in a dark
position, or so arranged that the in
terior will be somewhat dark, which
will be a partial protection against egg
eating. For a flock of one dozeu hens
four nests will be sufficient.-American
Burning Orchard Brush.
Many a good orchard has been ren
dered largely unproductive from year
to year because the owner did not
keep the old dead trees and limbs
cleaned up. A good fire of orchard
brush once a year will have a wonder
ful effect in protecting the fruit trees
from insect and fungous diseases, and
this will be especially the case if the
orchard bo at a considerable distance
from other orchards. Of course, when
there is an orchard over the fence that is
permitted to become a harbor for posts,
it is discouraging work trying to keep
one's own premises clean. Neverthe
less, in any care it must be done, but
it can be clone with more hope of
good results in the one case than iu
In human diseases of a contagious
nature, it has beeu found that the
greatest barrier to their advancement
is cleanliness in all surroundings, aud
the same is true in the orchard. If
the work has not been done in the fall
before the leaves fell, the dead limbs
should be cut off in the spring and
burned, together with all the dead
wood that has fallen in the ' orchard
during tho winter. The orchard
should be more carefully raked over
than the lawn, for the reason that
some of our orchard pests live over on
those that have fallen. This gathered
brush shonld not even go to the wood
pile, if the latter is near the orchard.
The writer remembers a woodpile that
waa a part of a great orchard, and 1
that woodpile was brought ail -the
limbs and other material that came
out of the orchard. The piles of brush
would remain for moro thau a year
sometimes, aud the enemies of tho
orchard found in them a safe harbor.
Where trees have been killed with
the scnlo it will uot be sare to try to
use them for firewood, and the samo
might be said of peach trees that uavo
yielded to attacks of the yellows. Let
the tire do its work, for it is a safe
agent. No scale or fungus germ can
stand its purifying ei?eets. , It will
catch many euemio? that tho eye of
man never detects.-Farm, Fiel.I and
Corncrib and ltinliol Craie?.
The first thought that comes iuto
one's mind in building n corncrib is,
where is the nearest convenient place*
to the place of feeding? Second, to
build ft crib that ottn bo kept free ot1
nearly so from rats and raic?, for they
not only eat the com, but they ni.ik?
the corn they do not eat unlit to be
feJ. I have seen corn that bas been
taken from a crib where rats and raic?
have been that horses would refuse to
oat When mice ouco got a harbor in
a corncrib they breed very fast and
cause great waste of com. I hero de
scribe a corncrib and one that I think
vory good. Tho placo to build is on
the side of the hogpen. If the hog
pen aud corucrib aro both built nt the
same time they may be under ono
roof. Bavo the alley in tho pen on
tho Bide of the crib. Have an open
ing Ihe whole length of the bottom of
partition bptween the corncrib and
hogpen, aud wide enough to let tho
corn come out sufficiently to shovel.
Have the shovel and basket or crate
hand}*. If the placo of feeding is in
the hogpen tbe corn is right there.
If the feeding place is in the hogyard
at the back o'f the pen, make a door in
the backend of tbe alley. By taking
the corn from the bottom of the crib
nil tho corn is stirred which keeps it
from moulding, if soft, and rats and
mice will smother to death if they got
in the crib. Be sure to have the crib
so fixed that the corn can be emptied
into it from crntos, for bushel crates
are a necessity on every farm, in
handling com, potatoes, roots and
apples. They can be bought ready
made or the material can be bought
and nailed together on rainy days.
In husking com, put it in the era'cs
as husked. It will dry nut much
quicker and will savo picking, and
thon it is not ou the ground to get
wet and dirty when it rains. In pick
ing up potatoe? with crates set them
0:1 a sled made oue crate wile and six
or eight crates long. Hitch a horse
to tho sled. Go bctweon two rows of
dug potatoes, pick up'from both sides
of sled. If the potatoes ore to be
sorted put the small potatoes in the
middle crate. The potatoes eau be
stored away in the cellar in tho crates,
then there is no picking ont of bin
when ready to sell. Soft corn can
also be kept in the crates when it will
not be kept in the crib.-Burton
Shingloton in tho Epitomist.
How to Succeed in Growing Onions.
At the outset, I would like to say
that success in growing the onion crop
is not possible without well-directed
effort. This means that the soil must
bo well supplied with plant food, either
naturally or through years of manur
ing and fertilizing. I do not mean to
say that thor? can be no good results
where'the grouud has not been es
pecially prepared. I have succeeded
fairly well whore I have begun to fit
the ground the first season of planting
crop?, but when this is done I would
suggest a liberal application of barn
yard manure. Flow this under deep
ly, using the jointer.
This is a good beginning, and when
the roots of the crop reach the mauure
the plants will grow rapidly, if the
ground is fairly moist. This stable
manure, however, will not be suffi
cient, and it will bo necessary to ap
ply some quick-acting fertilizer, as
nitrate of soda, to tho surface when
the plants most need it. Be sure to
get ba nyard manure that is freo from
straw, as unrotted material interferes
with cultivation. Whore au applica
tion of fertilizer is made to the surface
of the soil, it must be well worked in
to give the plants n rapid growtb.
After tho grouud is plowod, great
care munt be takeu to pulverize the
surface thoroughly, for several rea
sons. During the dry seasou, unless
the soil is well compacted and finely
divided, tho air will get into the upper
layers and remove all the moisture, so
that there will not be auy left to ger
minate ti e seed. Then clods choke
the tender sprouts until they are
smothered and never get to the sur
face. The ground must also be well
drained, for if water accumulates dur
ing a wet time tho seed will rot.
Next secure good seed, for failure
will surely result if this is not looked
after. I Mould snggfe.it obtaining
seed of the latest improved varieties.
Drill in the seed as early as the ground
can bo safely worked, as I find that
early sown onions aro the best, es
pecially where blight, mildews and
rusts are abundant. My onion held
has been wholly free from these pests,
but any field is apt to be attacked.
An extra effort must bo made after
the seed in in the ground to keep
down the weeds, for if they once get
started it is almost impossible to
eradicate them, because of the small
ness of the young onion plants. Go
over the ground often so as to form a
soil mulch and thus conserve the
moisture and keep the hard crust
broken up. -B. F. Underwood in
Polo and War.
Tho cheerful and undaunted spirit
that can play polo at such trying
times is doubtless admirable, but all
the same after the war is over, or
possibly before, the British may ask
themselves whether this universally
cultivated love of outdoor amusement
so excellent in itsolf, has not been
largoly responsible for the inferior
professional training unquestionably
hampering the British military lead
ers. Has there not been too much
polo, or other things of its kind? Has
not civilian play taken time that
should have been givou to military
work? And has not play filled the
minds of its votaries in the British
army with thoughts of cups and
matches nud how to win them, in
stead of with the serious problems
which soldiers must expect to meet
and be trained to solve? We incline
to think it has.
We are satisfied that the British
army would today be a vastly more
efficient fighting machine than if its
officers lhere had been less polo and
more "hay-foot, straw-foot."
"My dear." said Mrs. Blykins, "j
wish you would pay more attention
to baseball. "
"You want me to be a baseball
or auk, eh?"
"Yes dear. That's it. I don't
soe why you should miss anything
in your line; and you really aren't
as versatile as you used to be,"
Two Joneses lived next door to each
other, and baring to call on one of
them, Brown, of course, went to the
wrong house. A crabbed Bervant an
swered the bell, and on Brown asking,
"Is this Mr. John Jones's?" she-replied,
snappishly, ns If she had been bothered
with many such inquiries, "No, lt
ain't,' and slammed the door In bia
face. Brown walked on n few yards
or BO, when a bright thought struck
him. He returned at once and rang
the same bell again. Again the crab
bed servant appen red, "Who Bald it
was?" asked Brown, triumphantly,
and walked away.-Tit-Bits*
Involution In "Willer Travel.
Experiments haVo proven thai Vo.?sei3i fitted
willi propellers which Imitate the Ush'n flh.
Oereiop n renta*k?Me propelling power. It
will canse a revolution fn water travel. Men
eradunlly loira that X?turo'n ways ?re bttst.
Ono va'.^o of tho ronlarkabln suce . 6s pf Hos
tottnr'R.Stomach Ditto rs s >rlngs froirl the (act
th a it is a harmless, natural inedl-lito-, Wade
of Xaturr'smoBt strengthening herl>8. lt is a
sure cuni fdr constipad >n, 1 ri - i 1 ?osti?n, dys
[)-?)3l.i, bilious tess or wo?k kidneys.
"I will rile," pnld tho rejo't"d eultor, "and
then slio will eco' how much I loved her!"
"Don't go to extreme?." ?vd his friend,
soo hlngly. "Couldn't you indicate your feel
ing . by ta'?lug to drink?"-I uck.
The Bett Prescription for Chilli
niwl Fever is a bottle of (THOVB'S TASTEI.K83
t utu. TONIC, lt 1? simply iron and quinine In
H maidens form. No euro-no pay. Price 50o.
Makes Ir. Escape.
Biggs-Miss Chocpstor says every time sho
ceta out In hor rnlnday skirt tho weather
Boiga-f loar out, tho moans. Ever seo lt?
Now lock Press
Happiness cannot be bought, but one of
th-j gr-at hindrances to Its attainment can
be removed by Adams' Pepsin Tutti Frutti.
. His Opportunity.
Miss Elderly-I'm vory fl irry, Mr. Woodny,
but I can never bo anything moro to you
Wood by (Inter: upi I ng)-Yes, tint's Just my
beastly luck-and I've got two grandmothers
already. -Chicago Nev ?.
Carter's Ink Is Used Exclusively
by tho schools of New York, Boston and many
other places, and they won't uso any other.
Side I.i-ht s on History.
"Crossed in lovel" exclaimed Leander, ns he
'ookod ba:k at tho Hellespont, shook tho water
from bis bair, and mide a boo Une (or lluro. -
Is by tho wny of purifying tb? blood.
Germs nnd impurities in tbe blood cause
disease and sickness. Expelling these im
purities removes the disease. Hood's Sar
saparilla does this ami it does moro. It
makes tho blood rloh by Increasing and
vitalizing tho red globules and giving it
power to transmit to tho organs, nerves
und muscles the nutriment contained In
digested food. Remember
Is tbe Best Medicine Money Can Buy.
Me Doesn't Mean lt.
When you honr a young man say: "1
don't believe in a woman having any
thing to do but sit and read, or mani
cure her finger nails all day, I don't
want my wife to be busy about any
thing," why, of course, you know that
the young man ls simply talking
against time. He doesn't mean a word j
he says, and lt ls safe to warrant thal |
he Is the first man who would be^
to death by such a' girl. ThJ
man may like to fancy thaj
believer in such false sentt
perhaps he does believe^
the moment of saying,
more than likely be oil
protesting against the
which the girlhood of to-'
spondlng to, out of which pei
come salvation even'to man.
possibly, there Is nothing mor?^
sly method In his old school assertion"
From Louisville, Ky.
"I take off my hat to a 50o. box of
Tetterine. It bas enred me of a long
standing skin disease, which doctors in
EC ven states failed to cure. May the
manufacturer live long and continuo
to make such a blessing to humanity.
W. C. Cantrell." 50c. at druggists or
by mail from J. T. Shuptrine, Savan
This man Is not lu the habit of flirt
ing, but he really could not resist tho
temptation the other day when he en
tered a corner grocery in the outlying
district. The pretty, red-cheeked girl
behind the counter looked so demure
and said, "Certainly, slr," so sweetly
when he asked if he could use the tele
phone that he was tempted to use tho
electric converser as the means of
throwing a complaint. Besides, had
not she encouraged him by a slight
arching of the eyebrows and a coy
glance In his direction? She was walt
ing on a neighboring housewife, who
was herself attractive enough to cause
more than passing attention. They
both laughed when he made a facetious
remark to his friend at the other end of
"Where are you now?" asked the
"Why," replied tho audacious fellow,
"I'm out here in an east-end grocery
watching a pretty girl sell a dozen eggs
to a customer.
There was a sudden plunk and
splash, ns the confused girl allowed the
paper sack into which she was count
ing the eggs to fall to the floor.
The proprietor of the grocery came
in from the rear at that moment, and
the young man escaped during the con
fusion.-Detroit Free Press. .
The Canary Islands have a weeping
tree, and It is wet even In a drought,
constantly distilling water in its leaves.
Sand-blinded sufferers who
have not heard of the
know that this reliable
Salve is in constant de
mand wherever the com
plaint is prevalent.
Price 25 cents. All druggists.
HALL & RUCKEL,
New York. 1848. London.
Mention this pap3r'n^w^^tte,r*
This is a critical period
In the life of every Woman
and no mistakes should
The on? recognized and
reliable help foi* Women
who are approaching and
paSslhg through this
wonderful ohange ls
Lydia E. Plnkham's Ve jetable Compound
That the utmost reliance
oan be placed upon this
great medicine ls testi
fied to by an army of
grateful women who have
been helped by lt m
Mrs* Plnkha<n9 who has
the greatest and most
successful experience In
tho world to qualify her,
will adv'so you free of
charge. Her address ls
Lynn, Mass* Write to her.
An A elven', ii rous Infant.
Although the son of a resident of
Wycombe Marsh ls only two years and
five months old, lie appears well on the
road to mnke himself a name. At the
age of seventeen months he toddled
upstairs, took the top off a small lamp
and drank thc contents. Ills greed for
"low flash'' did no barm, and shortly
after he was as lively as ever. His
next exploit ended in his falling into
the river at Wycombe Marsh. Again
he escaped from the jaws of death. A
short time afterward be walked once
more into the same stream-another
rescue, and more anxious moments for
the parents. Tills week the little fel
low has experienced another remark
able escape. His motlier sent bira In
to the garret with the other children
while she performed lier household
duties. All went well for some time,
till George's keen eye caught sight of
the window catch, and in his usual in
quisitive frame of mind, be proceeded
to open the window. With all his
might he pushed back the window, and
being unable to balance himself, he
fell to tho ground, a distance of twen
ty-five feet! The youngster, however,
is apparently as hard ns nails. To
everyone's astonishment, he was soon
seen running about as lively ns ever,
the result of his latest exploit only pro
ducing a small scar on his leg.-Lon
don Dally News.
United States Transports.
are thlrty-nino transporta
"sixteen hundred troops, with
??Tbaggage, equipments and supplies.
These vessels are used for the trans
portation of troops to and from the
the Philippine Islands. O Hier trans
ports owned by the government are the
Buford, Burnside, Crook, Egbert, Han
cock, Ingalle, Kilpatrick, Lawton, Mc
Clellan, McPherson, Port Stephens,
Rawlings, Rosecrans, Sedgwick, Sew
ard, Warren, Wright, Relief and Terry,
which are used for the transportation of
freight and animals, but have an aver
age capacity for 1,000 troops and arc
well equipped. The Belief and Terry
are hospital ships.
Are You Using Allen's Foot-Ease?
It is tho only euro for Swollen. Smarting,
Tired, Ach ng, Hot, Sweating Feet, Corns
and Bunions. Ask for Allen s Foot-Ease,
a powder to be shaken into the shoes. Cures
while you walk. At all Druggists and Shoe
Stores, 2Go. Samplo sont FREE. Address
Allen S. Olmsted, LoBoy, N. Y.
St. Peter-Eilttor. eh? What good things
hare you ever done? Now Arrival-lonee took
tho blom ? for one ot my own mistakes instead
of throwing H on tho Intellifont i-oinposl.or.
St. Peter-Go up head.-New-York Woeuly.
-^T^X^nre n Cold In One Day.
Taite L*?ifnvE BROMO QUININE TABLETS.. All
druggists rotund th? money if lt Mis to cure.
E. W. GHOVB'B signature is ou oach box. 25c.
Mri. V' n Blumer-What ls tho latest nows?
Mrs. Wlthorby-I don't know. I haven't seen
a fashion napor for two days -Puck.
FITS permanently cured. No Ats or nervous
ness after ii rat doy's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nervo R?storoKil? trial bottle and tn-atlso free.
Dr. R. ll. KLINK, Ltd., 931 Arch St., Phila., Pa.
J. 8. Parker, Frcdonla. N. Y., says: "Shall
not call on you for the $100 roword, for I bo
lleve UBII'B Catarrh Cure Bill cure any case of
catarrh. Wai very bad." Write him for par
Uculars. Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces Inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. ?>c & bottle.
Plso's Curo cannot be too highly spoken of
as a cough cure.-J. W. O'BRIEN, 8?2 Third
Ave., N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 6, 1000.
New York City's Elevated Roads.
In 1871, the first section of the ele
vated system In New York City was
constructed, but put in operation in
the following year. In that year the
number of passengers carried on all
the surface and elevated railroads was
138,867,000. In 1882, the total had ris
en to 252,800,000; in 1802, to 458,200.
000; while lu 1890 it was still further
increased to 528,228,437, and rapidly
growing. These figur?s are for the old
city of New York, now known as
tho boroughs of Manhattan and
Bronx, and are for paying passengers
only. In 1S99 there were transferred
passengers amounting to 150,560,822,
not included in the above.
It is interesting to note in compari
son that for 1898 the United States In
ter-State Commerce Commission re
ports that there were carried on all tho
steam railways of the United States,
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from
the St. Lawrence to the Rio Grande,
passengers to the number of 501,060,
681, or 5 per cent, less than the num
ber carried by the New York city sur
face and elevated railways alone.
The Transvaal and the World's Pair.
Thc visitors to the Paris Exposition
will see some curious exhibits In con
nection wJth the South African exhibit,
among them models of mines contain*
lng oro glittering with diamonds and
It is commonly supposed that dia
monds and gold constitute the back
bone of South Africa's mineral riches?
As a matter of fact, nearly every min
eral known to science and nearly every
precious stone used by the jeweller are
found in that country. I? truth, South
Africa Is a mass of mineral from the
Cape tb the Zambesi River.
th the Kimberley district and east to
Bloemfontein, diamonds and hatural
Iron abound. To the northwest of this
district are the Witwatersrand gold
fields. On the Vaai and Orang? Rivers
magnificent asbestos, some of It six feet
long, cab be had for tho troubl? bf dig
Sliver exists In all parts of the coun
try, but is mined only near Pretoria.
Copper has been rained In Namaqua
land since the seventeenth century, and
recently fine deposits have been found
Lead Is found In conjunction with
other metals in all parts. Zinc exists
In the Maiman! district and antimony
has been mined near Barberton. Tin
is being mined nt great profit In Swa
ziland, twenty-one pounds of the puro
metal being taken from every ton of
ore. Quicksilver has been discovered
in the north of the Transvaal.
Mica can be found in the Zoutpans
burg district, between the Selati auCf
Great Letaba Rivers. Salt Is plentiful
at Ultenhage, In the Cape Colony, at
Craddock and near Bloemfontein. In
Rhodesia sulphur Is being mined and
In Natal oil has just been discovered.
Nitrate deposits have been located In
the Doornberg Mountains.
Besides diamonds, amethysts, beryls,
garnets, sapphires, opals, divines, to
pazes, carnelians, tourmalines, rubies
and turquoises have been found.-Col
At the battle of Trafalgar a sailor
found kneeling by his gun, as his ship
was about to engage the enemy, was
asked by the first lieutenant if he were
afraid. "Afraid," answered Jack, with
an expression of the utmost disdain;
"no, your honor; I'm only praying that
the enemy's shot may bc distributed
like the prize money-the greatest
among the officers."
*. A Fact Explained.
M-iss Jones-It seems to me that all
the nicest men are married.
Mrs. Brown-Well, dear, they were
not always so nice, you know; they
have only been caught early and
Gold Medal Prize Treatise, 25 Cts.
Tho Sclonco of Life, or Self-preservation,
3G5 pages, with engravings, 25 cts., paper
cover; cloth, full gilt, SI. by mail. A boole
for even* man, young, middle-ngod or old.
A. million copies sold. Address the Peabody
Medical Institute, No. i Bulfinch St., Bos
ton, Mass., the oldest nnd best Institute in
America. Prospectus Vado Mecum free.
Six cts. for postage. Write to-day for these
books. Tiley aro the keys to health, vigor,
success and happiness.
Best in the "World.
Tho Base Girl-I thought you ifould marry a
The American Girl-I did.
Tho Baso Glrl-Oh, did you? What ls lt?
Th" American Girl (with emphasis)-Mister.
-Phi adolphla Noah ??nWn.r "
All ?OGdsTrai^^|H0J0K?AM FADFLESS
DYES,as they color ni niue rs at one boning.
Sold by all druggists,
A Handy Panacea.
"I wish you would do something far my hus
band," said Ute ti axions wife; "hofeoms to bo
worrying about money."
"Don't bo alarmed, madame." returned the
doctor, reassuringly; "I'll relieve him of that."
Vlrrlnla has furnished many leaders for many causes.
In the Dakin* Powder line, she has finished ?.GOOD
LUCK." In sales nnd popularHy. 'OOOD LUCK ex
ceeds In the 5o?ith all other brands combined. MlKhtst
Leavening Power; Wholesome and Healthful. "Hors??
Shoe" on every can. . .
t vj rta. sotrnirxt m/tmcnira co. Skia**?.
habits cured at home. NO CURK, NO PAY.
Correspondence conndcutlnl. GATJi CIT 1
SOCIETY, Lock box 715, Atlanta, Ga.
KHE?MATISM po>itive1v rnred by "Bhenmatol"
91.35. RHEUMATOL Co., 60 tV.Mlth Rt.,NowYork.
y^GvQ NS U.MP.TljQ frF g
Send name and address on a postal no
.So WINCHESTER AVENUE -
S Old Virgini
m because they know
g| starts smoking the
? and that he will ha\
$ with him trying to
jj different kinds of
Three hundred million Old Vi
year. Ask your own deal
you get as good
reap the be nc fi i
that way ?
L ? See our fluent or write direot
ercHftnt.soWhy Not Ti-V*ft? Pr
? r 1
older than you are?
Yet it's impossible to
look young with the
color of 70 years In
the hair, lt's sad to
see young persons
look prematurely old
in this way. Sad be
cause it's all unneces
yl sary; for gray hair 1
?j may always be re- ^*
For over half a cen- *
tury this has been the )
standard hair prepara
tion. It is an elegant
dressing; stops fall
ing of the hair; makes
the hair grow; ancU
cleanses the scalp
$1.00 a bottle. AU druggist*.
" I havo boen ttslnp Aycr's Hair
Vigor for over 20 years and I can
heartily recommend: it to the public
as tho best hair tonic in existence."
Mrs. G. L. ALDEKSON",
April 21, lbOO. Ector, Tex.
If yon do not obtain all the beneflu
yon expected from the Vigor, write
the Doctor about lt. Address,
Du. J. C. A Y KI!.
Malsby & Company,
SO S. Broad St.. Atlanta, Ga.
Engines and Boilers
Moimi Water' Heats rn, Steam Pampa and
Manufactnrcrs and Dealers In
SAW MILLS, -
Corn M JIU, Feed Mills. Cotton Gin M ?chin
cry nuil Cn in Separators.
SOLID and INSERTED Saws, Saw Teeth and
I ocks. Knight's Pntetit DOR-?. Itlrdsall Saw
Mill mid J. i > ur inc Kepnira, Governors, Grate
Rurs nnd a lull Uno of Mill Supplies. Plies
sud quality of goods guaranteed. Catalogue
free by mentioning this paper.
Good Men Wanted
One of the great life Insurance companies,
desiring to extend Its agencies and the be
fit of Its policies to every county and torrn in
the State, is prepared to make'exceptionally
good contracts with local amenta and county
or district managers, and would be glad to
hear from interested readers regarding an
agency or insurance. Fine opportunity, with
promotion and enlarged territory for success
ful representatives. Experience desirable,
but not necessary. No better opportunity to
largely increase your yearly income can pre
sent itself, 'ibo company issues all desir
able forms of policy in amounts from 8MO to
S50.00D. Inquiries will receive careful atten
tion through correspondence, or personal In
terviews if desired. Address P. O. Box Iti,
WAY GO TO HOT SPRINGS?
Is your blood pol=oned7 We can cure you at
home of i heuiuallsm. syphilis, and all chronic
sores ami blood trouble*. Solo makers of Dr.
Howard's Hoot Bitters. lins no equal for Blood,
Liver and Kidneys. Absolute cure for Syphilis.
If lakon In timo and no cure effected, wo will
refund money paid. Ono month's treatment by
mall 13.09. Sample package $1.00. Addr ss
OCOEE MEDICINE i O , CHATTANOOGA, TENN.
Wanted for the best
soiling book ever
publlshod. 1,000 de
livered In York Co.,
S. C.. 1,100 In Auder,
eon County, SOO la
Charleston, 1,139 in Memphis. Ono agent sella
SS0 In one week, $-1.00 to $10.00 per day saro.
In answorlng stato your experience, If any.
J. L. /NICHOLS & CO.,
No. 912-024 Austell Building, At lan tn, Ga?
nOf^DCV NEW DISCOVERY; civ*
UtlvrO 1 qnick relief end cures wont
caites. Jioot of testimonials nml IO days' treatment
Free. Dr. H. H. OSEEN'S BOns. Box 8. Atlanta. Oa.
TA LOGUE FREE
bester Riiles, Shotguns, and Ammunition
v. Don't delay if you are interested.
EATING ARMS CO.
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
that once a man
m he is "fixed,"
e no more trouble
satisfy him witt
Five Cent cigars.
irginia Cheroots smoked this
er. Price, 3 for 5 cents.
ripest is not the best, but th? bott is
lieapest, and the beat Buggy is none
jod. Then why practice economy ai
rong end? For a dollar or co more
I as can be made, and you might as well
t as not. Did it ever occur to you in
BUGGY CO,: ,
DOCK Mil I <=, r