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THE WORKING MAN?
Be lays bis band upon the stubborn soil,
And lo! a mighty miracle is done;
It slows, responsive to his touch of toil,
. Fruitful and fair beneath the golden san. '
At his behest the prairie is transformed;
He digs tbe desert and it disappears;
Before his plow tbe wilderness is stormed,
And leagues of corn lift up their (splendid
Amid his sheaves he stands a happy man.
Nor seeks to solve tho things beyond his
Content with the All-wise. Eternal plan
' Of Him who shapes the destinies of men.
The sky that bends above bim shows no
At noon; und yet he knows the Tower
That shaped the Pleiades and fashioned
In their appointed time will bid them
His hearthstone is the altar, he the priest
Of home's sweet sanctunry, day by day,
In joy or sorrow, indlgeuco or feast,
Where love unsullied keeps its gently
No narrowing envy occupies his breast,
No schemes of avarice distress his mind;
By Heaven-sent peace h is si in plo life is Mest,
And in bis tasks he blosses all mankind.
His labor brings the harvest to the plain.
And through bis bruve exertions millions
He works the min?ele that grows th? grain
And all the orops that pregnant acres
To bim the crowded city looks for food;
From him gaunt famine flees and squalor
His energies sustain the multitude
And where his blessings fail pale want
For him the sun and star3 give forth their
For him the restless ocean ebbs and flowR;
For him the radiant day, the peaceful night
And ail things beautiful their charms dis
He builds tbe mighty ship whose progress
The roaring tempest on the trackless sea;
His strenuous life tho wheels of commerce
And cleaves a wider space for Liberty.
Oh! wonder-working toll! God's gift to
What blessings follow where thou art
In strict accordance with the Master's plan,
And what disasters where thou art denied.
God bless tho honest toiler, everywhere.
In mill and mine, in factory and Hold!
His life's th? antidote for dumb despair.
His sturdy arm the Nation's sure' ! shield.
And may God keep tho toiler free and brave,
From petty tyranny of clique or clan
That seeks to dwarf his soul and to enslave
lue free-born spirit of the Working Man!
-John E. Barrett, In the Scranton Truth.
I PEPPERED THE BANDIT.
An Amusing Western Experience.
'It's quoer what different ideas
men have as to how they'll act in case
they ever get involved in a train or
stage 'stick-up,' or hold-up, as you
call it back this way. Myself, I've
been stuck-up at the point of one or
more guns on three different occasions
aud on each occasion I've pointed my
two mitts heavenward without any
fnss of feathers whatsoever, and de
livered the goods with nary a whim
per. Bat I never figured on doing
anytbiug else. Before I ever got held
np at all I always said to mysoif Lhat
.when the time arrived for some fellow
to poke a gun into my face and re
quest me to elevate my arms, I'd do
what he asked me to do without any
question at all, and let him have all he
could find on me without any side
stepping or murmnrin*^. I considered
: that that -wa? the only -sensible thing
todo, andi consider so yet So,
w_.ile its cost mo a heap more than I
really could afford to fork over my;
little valuables on the three occasions
the boys of the road have nailed me,
I always patted myself on the back
and told myself that, while I mayn't
have been very heroic or dare-devilish,'
I did the wise thing in getting away
with a complete and nnpnnctnred
"But I've often met chaps who
were simply going to cut a dog in two
in case anybody ever tried to stick
them up at the end of a gun. They
were going to decline to be held np,
and teach the bandit or bandits a
lesson. It's remarkable the bravery
some of those fellows were going to
exhibit whenever any bold, bad prop-*!
osition with a mask tried to ooerce
them into handing over the stuff they
bad on them. In nine cases out of ten
these large and ample talkers are the
very first to cast up their paws when
the command Hugs through the car or
coach, 'Hands up!' and the last to
take them down when the robber hus
fired his little parting volley and taken
to the tall cactus. Bnt you can never
tell how a man's going to act in a
"About six years ago I was riding
through southeastern Colorado on a
westbound traiu. I was only making
a six-hour journey of it, and so I
took the smoker aud stayed there.
There were about 25 or 30 men in the
smoker, all pretty comfortable looking
chaps. A dyspeptic-looking little man,
about IO years old, with a Bostonese
'dialect, sat in the seat ahead of me,
and an hour or so after I boarded the
train he engaged me in conversation.
*' 'Belong out this way?' he asked
me in a characteristic New England
" .Yep,' said I.
."Beason I ask you that,' said he,
.is that I've hear-I there have been a
Jot of hold-ups on the railroads out
this way lately. That right?'
" 'Pretty near,' said L
*. *Ever find yourself mixed up in
one of those affairs?' he asked me.
'. 'Couple times," I told him.
" 'Did you lot them go through
yon?' he asked me, with a searcntpg
" Don't you think otherwise for a
holy minute, said I. *I am my sole
remaining support, and, in general, I
find life a pretty good game. It's the
best I know anything about, anyhow.'
" 'Well,' Baid the dyBpeptic-looking
little chap, in his piping drawl, 'I'd
just like to see the loafers, get any of
my money, that's all! I'd jnst like to
catch them at it!'
"I couldn't help smiling amusedly.
- " 'Why, what would you do?' I
asked him, grinning right in his teeth
-I couldn't have helped it to save
" 'Never you mind, sir, what I'd
do!' said the little man, choppily. Td
take good care that they didn't get
any of my goods, however! I'd fix
'em! Yes, siree, the train robber
doesn't walk in shoe leather that's
ever going to relieve me M a copper
cent, and don't you fail to remember
"Tb? little man, who, as I after
ward ascertained, was on his way to
California for his health, looked so
puff-toady and fierce while he was
getting off these brave remarks that I
couldn't help but laugh in his face.
That nettled him a trifle, but I
smoothed it over and made ? remark
or so to him about the general matter
of train hold-ups.
" 'My friend,' said I in conclusion,
*tli8 only advice I can give you is, if
any of those chaps over comes along
your Tay and asks yon to call heaven
to witness with your bauds pointing
to the zenith, jnst yon do it, that's all,
and do it in a hurry; do it a-runuing;
be nice and good about it, and don't
get gay. Don't endeavor to be frivolous
with a mail that's got the edge on you
with a 43 caliber lead-spitter.'
"'Just let one of 'em try it with
ine, that's alli' exclaimed the little
mau fiercely, and then we chauged the
"Well, at about 9 o'clock that night
we pull od np at a little station called
Tyrono to give the engine a drink. We
only halted there about four minutes,
but it was long enough. The train
hadu't got more than live miles out of
Tyrone before we heard a lot of shots
up forward-the smoker was the
second cav from the engine-and the
train came to a halt. The wheels bad
scarcely ceased to revolve when tho
front door of the smoker was throvu
open with a bang, and tho command
rang through the car like the crack of
" 'Everybody put 'em np! Quick!'
"A tall, raw-boned man, with a
straggling red mustache, stood in tho
door calmly waving his gun from side
to side with the characteristic move
ment of an expert gun-fanner. He
looked business all over. I decided
instantly-I'd. put my hands np before
I'd done any deciding, however-that
he wasn't any amateur, aud that he
was going to get all that was coming
to him. [ couldn't help but notice
that tho dyspeptic-looking little man
in frout of me threw up his hands
with the rest, although he did a little
bit of fumbling with his right hand
before it went up in the air.
" 'Seein' that my podner's busy
keepin' tab on th' loco-driver,' said
the raw-boned bandit-ho didn't wear
any mask, and there was a certain
twinkle to his eyes ns he spoke-I'll
jes' ask you gentlemen to spring what
you've got on you with one baud at a
time, as I pass along, and I'll do tho
"He wore a hickory bag, suspended
by a striug around his neok, in frout
of him-a bag similar to thoBe worn
by carpenters or lathers for holding
nails-and he jnst reached out his left
hand aud droppod wallets, watches
and chains aud loose rolls into thc bag
as he passed aloug. Noue of the vic
tims had a chance to hold on* any
thing ou him, for ho was ouo of tho
eagle-eyed species, and be seemed to
see all hands in tho car at once. Ho
walked sideways down tho aisle so as
tc make sure that he wouldn't be
plunked from behind after passing
along. He was a scientist in his busi
ness, all right, was that raw-boned
man, and he didn't miss a trick.
Every mau up forward unquestionably
passed over his beiongings to be
dropped into that roomy bag. The
little mau with the Bostonose accent
amused me, with his- hands sticking
up there as rigid as poles, that I al
most forgot to worry about what I
was going to lose wheu it came my
turu. He had gone ns white as a shoot
aud he looked more ghastly as tho
raw-boned robber approached him.
Finally it came to his turn. Tho rob
ber looked him over with a half grin.
** *Sorry, my sawed-off friend,' the
robber started to say, when, pu B l the
right hand of the dyspeptic-lookiug
little mau opened with a cat-like
rapidity aud the robber got a ?st-full
of red pepper squavo iu the eyes! He
let out an howl, and the little man
dropped to the floor liko a flash. So
aid I, for that matter.
" *The robber, yelled like a mad
mau, lowered his gun-hand and groped
around with it, and half a second later
lie was batted ia the stomach with all
the force the little man from New
England had in his hoad. That
doubl?d the robber up, and a minute
later-we were all on top of him at
. " 'You will try to appropriate what
doesn't belong you, hey, dog-gone
you!' the dyspeptic-looking little man
muttered, standing over the blinded
bandit, who was almost insane from
pain. We bound him securely, did
what we could to alleviate his pain, and
pnt a guard over him.' Tho robber
who was holding up the ongiuo, bear
ing the agonized shouts of his partner,
concluded that there was - nothing
doing, and, tiring a few bluff shots,
scampered off the tender into tho
darkness. We took the raw-boned ,
bandit to Trinidad, where ho was
tried, as I afterward learned, and got
20 years. And that's one time I got
fooled up a whole lot in a stick-up."
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
Doing good is the only certainly
happy action of a man's life.-Sidney.
Anger is like rain; it breaks itself
upou that on which it falls.-Claren
The great end of all human indus
try is the attainment of happiness.
He is the best accountant who cnu
cast up correctly the sum ! his own
If you would not havo affliction visit
you twice, listen at once to what it
teaches. - Burgh.
To live a life which is a perpetual
falsehood is to suffer unknown tor
Teal's aie often to be found where
there is little Borrow, and the deepest
sorrow without any tears.-Johuson.
A woman dies twice-the day that
she quits life and the day that she
ceases to please.-Jean Jacques Weiss.
If you wish to live a life free from
sorrow, think of what is going to hap
pen as if it bad already happened.
The greatest friend of Truth is
Time; her greatest enemy is Prejudice,
and her constant companion is Humil
Yon may depend upon it that he is
a good man whose intimate friends
are all good nnd whose enemies are
characters decidedly bad.-Lavater.
"Por* o nal ly Conducted" 1'nplln.
In the kindergarten a child is taught
much through a system which is used
to make him think that he is playing
rather than working, bu' iLose imagin
ary devices take away the manliness
of a boy who knows that work is work.
We must not teaoh the boy that his
teacher exists simply for his amuse
ment There is a groat tendency to
bring np children "along the lines of
least resistance." What we really
want is men of character, not thoso
who from childhood up have been
"personally conducted." The now
education deserves all gratitude for
taking the place of "wooden" teach
ing and "wooden" learning, but I nm
afraid that tho question of where the
now should stop and the old begin is
often lost Bight of. -(Address of Dean
Briggs of Harvard in Cambridge.)
Wished for Military Glory.
General Sir Redvers Buller, when a
youth, had his choice among all pro
fessions. His relatives pressed him to
take up politics, as he had a private
fortune. "I'd rather be a private in
the least of tho Queen's regiments
than England's prime minister," was
?FOR FARM AND GARDEN, j
Seasonable Milk Precautions.
If you would have good and credit
?blo milk keep it iu small quantities
over night, and, when it can be
avoided, never mix the hot aud cold
milk. If you send your milk to a
fnctory it would also be a good plan to
s?ud the night's or morning's milk in
Petroloiun tn KUI Sm JORO Kcaln.
Crudo petroleum is Baid to bo a
remedy which will destroy and pre
vent the gonn i uni ion of the San Jose
aralo. It is said that it uot only de
stroys this pernicious iusect, but it
also stimulates the growth of the tree
to which it is applied. It is thought,
however, by the best authorities that
tho scale can only be eradicated by
destroying the tree iufested with the
bug and petroleum baths are apt to be
fatal to the trcos.
Sow So m o Itupn for tho Pie?.
Farmers not having a suitable
clover pasture for their brood sows
aud young pigs will do well to sow a
small piece of rape at successive
periods during the sicing months.
These may be pastured off in turn.
When a plat is eaten off and the hogs
removed, the rape immediately starts
to grow again from the root ?nd will
usually be ready to feed off again in
from six to eight weeks nuder favor
able conditions of Boil aud seasou. In
tho manner given tho pigs (and sheep
as well) may be supplied a succulent
feed throughout the growing season.
Poultry as a Farm Crop.
If any farmer can make his farm
pay a profit of $50 per acre he will do
more than can be claimed by the ma
jority of his neighbors, and yot this
would not be too largo a figure to
credit to the hens that could be placed
on an aire, and the ground could, at
tho same time, be made to produce au
excellent crop of fruit, for both the
poultry and tho fruit would be bene
fited by the combination.
Au acre in grass ought to givo
ample forage ?or ut least 100 hens in
summer, and they would not require
au awful lot of extra food from the
barn, so the eggs would bo practically
clear profit, aud if each of these hens
couldn't turu out a clear profit of 50
cents at tho end of the summer's pas
turage we are awfully mistaken.-The
Flclitlnc II ii wk?, and Crows.
In my town, which produces an
nually from 30,000 to 40,000 chicks, a
bounty of 25 centB per head is paid
for heu and chicken hawks, writes
P. H. Wilbour of Rhode Island, in
New Englaud Homestead. The same
sum is paid for crows per head, they
being nearly as inimical if not equally
so to the career of the chicken. This
bounty is usually voted at the town
meeting. At times it had been left
for the town council to affix tho sum,
never to my knowledge being moro
than 25 cents per head, and some
years a lesser sum.
Varions devices to prevont the near
approach of the above mentioned
birds are noticed about here, among
which may be mentioned the small
windmill so arranged that at each
revolution a rapid and noisy clapping
is produoed. Another arrangement
quite generally in vogue is to erect
long poles about the chicken yard, a
stoat cord extending from pole to pole
at top, to which cord is appended
multi-colored strips of cloth. This
method, whilo it prominently adver
tises the localiou of the tender mor
sel, is supposed to intimidate its wary
The Hotbed Feedur?.
Cold frames are chiefly of use as hot
bed feeders, or for giving plants a slight
start in spring. They niUBt be pre
pared in August ready for early fall
sowing. The seedlings aro hardened
off and held until transplanted to
hotbeds or to tho open ground. Such
nearly hardy plants as corn salad aud
lettuco may be raised in cold frames
in the fall and early winter by pro
tecting them slightly on frosty
Frames designed for vegetables
may be brought into further utility,
where the owner is so iuclined, by
putting in a few easily forced Howers,
such as violets, pansies, bulbs, etc.
As to the making of the frames, it
is an easy matter. The chief require
ments are shelter, drainage, light and
proper ventilation, and, in hotbeds,
regulated temperature. A spot shel
tered on tho north and west, free to
tho sun, is considered ideal. If there
is danger of rains washing in, the bod
lovel must be raised, and earth and
coarse litter banked around it. The
back, which will be towards the north
west, should be higher than the frout,
tho slope permitting tho water to
shed from the glass. The top is of
glass, fit in Rash about four feet wide
by six long, made to slide back or
raise, by which means the beds aro
The bed for a cold frame should be
finely pulverized loam, obtained from
the surface of some land that has been
standing at least two or three years;
or any good, light soil with which may
be well mixed some well-rotted horse
manure-a desirable additiouiu either
case. The bed should be from IS
inches to two feet in depth, and be
closely placed in the frame.-American
A Clean Stable.
The greatest obstacle that can be
presentad to the spread of any kind
of disease is a clean stable. This im
plies not only cleanliness behind the
stock but in front of them as well,
and even iu the mangers. Not long
ago a contagious disease broke ont in
one of the large dairy establishments
not far from Chicago. Various causes
for the outbreak were assigned by the
veterinariaus, but it was privately
known that the disease broke out
because filth had paved the way for
its advance. The drinking troughs
were filthy and had been so for
months. The mangers were unclean
and all the conditions were of the
best to help spread the disease.
The writer has seen mangers of
both horses and cattle in which there
were tho remnauts of many a feed.
The auimals, of coursj, refused to eat
it and so "nosed" it into the corner
of the manger. The new feed was
put in on top of the old and when the
animal got the part of the feed on top
eaten the remnants were pushed into
tho already mouldy bunch at the end.
Mangers of both horses and cattle are
found soured by the fermentations of
feed they have contaiued.
Tuberculosis is carried quite fre
quently from one animal to another
by the rubbish that is pushed back
aud forth from one to the other. This
is especially a danger where feeding
floors are used for stock instead of
mangers. But iu addition to tuber
culosis we have a great troop of dis
orders that are well known to most
stockmen, such as lump-jaw and abor
t? on. The man that keeps ? clean
atable will have little trouble with
mumal diseases. GermB may come
his way but they will not find a suit
able habitation. They will not, like
the devils in Scripture, establish them
selves in a honso swept and garnished.
-Farm, Field and Fireside.
Soil and Grow?.
There aro soils in most of our states
that are not deep enough for cultiva
tion, but answerfor grass, and by a
little nursing will furnish a great
deal of pasture from year to year. At
all times, except in the drouthy sea
son, grass grows well on such soils,
nud with occasional seeding and top
dressing, may bo made profitable.
Such soils are usually more generally
found on the lulls than elsewhere, but
are frequently on lovel lands. Grass
will make a luxurious growth upon a
soil thut is not more than two inche?
deep, if it has enough water, and it
will have plenty of water during the
first part of the season. In the citias
it is sometimes tho practice to remove
and sell tho rich soil from lawns, re-,
placing it with sand, which is covered
with two or throe inches of good soil.
Under the constant application of
water, which is possible io a city,
these lawus keep in green, healthy
condition 0*11 summer.
It will readdy be scon, however,
that if this thin layer of soil was
turned under and tho sand was brought
to tho top tho lawn would be ruined.
But that is precisely what is done on
some farms with similar soil; and whou
it is done the land is practically
ruined. Of course it can bo brought
np, nny soil cun be, but soils are often
so naturally poor that it costs moro
than they are worth to do it Some
farmers seem to have a violent preju
dice against grass. The sooner they
can get it turned under the better
they like it. It would appear aa if they
begrudged the grass its footing. But
the farmer who has a natural pasture,
watered by springs on his own land,
as such pastures ofteu are, ?3 exceed
ingly fortunate, especially if ho has
onongh tillable land. Such land costs
but little. In buying a farm,the hill
side pasturo laud is pretty nearly
"thrown into the bargain." lam ac
quainted with a farm that has perhaps
100 acres of tillable land and 200 of
just such pasture laud as I have been
describing,and the owner makes more
profit from the pasture, through his
dairy and stock, than he does from bis
cultivated aroa. Grass is king in this
country, and the king often sits on
what tho casual observer would call
barren hills. It makes no difference
where it grows, if it is blue grass, and
that is tho grass that will be found in
such pastures, to a very large extent,
it is a jewel of a possession.-Agrt
Short ttnd Useful Pointers.
Better no fences at all than poor
Dairy cows should have an allow
ance of salt.
Feed all stock punctually, as it will
pay big in the long run.
Corn and the silo is the solution of
the dairyman's feed problem.
Time given to cleaning and washing
the horse's feet is timo well spent.
Turkeys make a good drought crop.
They thrive host in dry seasons.
Breed with nu object iu view. Then
watch the improvement in your stock.
Too much feed and too little exer
cise will soon put the bogs on . the
Anything that disturbs a cow's
nervous condition is sure to reduce
the flow of milk.
When potatoes, turnips, or . beets
are cooked for fowls it is not neces
sary to mash them.
Allowing the. bushes to grow too
high is why so many get such poor
crops of small fruits.
Experience has shown that an ele
vated spot ?3 quite necessary to be
successful with poaches.
The soil will respond in a large
measure according to the treatment it
receives. This accounts for the largo
difference in yiold between neighbor
All stock should be put into shape
to market as soon as possible. When
they aro whore you want them turn
them into money immediately, and
thus overcome useless feeding.
Machinery is bound to take its
place on the farm the same as it is in
every other business. The man who
cannot see any use in adopting it is
the one who will be at the "bottom of
the heap. "
According to the idea of working
out the road tar every man is u born
road-maker. According to the way
somo of them loaf the day out it ap
pears that they do not take much in
terest in their calling.
There is no getting over the fact
that out wost alfalfa is no experiment
The Kansas station is authority for
the statement that "uo grass equals
alfalfa for hay for steers, dairy cows,
young stock-hogs aud sheep, nor for
pasture for horses and hogs."
Myriads of Sans.
There is quite evident conspiracy
on tho part of the telescope and cam
era to belittle this infinitesimal speck
of cosmic dust on which we live, and
they are succeeding. It was bad
enough to knock the earth out of his
position as the centre of tiie universe,
but now he is being relegated to a
position that, astronomically, seems
worthy of very little attention. Pro
fessor Wadsworth of the Allegheny
observatory ?B now showing, on a
curved plate, a photograph of the con
stellation Orion and adjacent region,
covering 1000 square degrees, or a lit
tle patch measuring less than 33 de
grees on a side, or about one-eleventh
of the great circle-and what do you
think? It shows 50,000 blazing suns.
The professor says be bas only been
able to catch the light from the larger
of the sun s in that patch, and that
these planets are yet beyond the joint
power of tho two cyclops, the tele
scope aud camera.
A Mmnmotli Tren.
In Nassau, tho capital city of the
Bahama Islands they ?ay "the tree
in the public square," not the trees.
Now, tho public square of Nassau is
quite as large as that of most cities of
the size, but there is only one tree ia
it, and that treo literally fills tho
square and spreads ita shade over alt
the public buildings in the neighbor
hood. For it is the largest treo in the
world at its bane,although it is hardly
taller than a tbreo story house. It is
variously known as a ceiba, or a silk
cotton treo, but the people of the low
islands of tho West Indies call it a
hurricane tree. For no matter how
hard the wind blows it cannot disturb
the mighty buttressed trunk of the
An organized corps of nurses be
longing to the army does not exi&t in
Germany, the nurses being supplied
in time of war by the religious com
munities and by the Bed Gross associ
ation. . -* .... 1
a last look at
hair. It sure
ly may be
the last if
it so ; you
hair a week longer than
you wish. There's no
guesswork about this;
it's sure every time.
or three weeks notice how
much younger you ap
pear, ten years younger
Ayer's Hair Vigor also
cures dandruff, prevents
failing of the hair, makes
hair grow, and is a splen
did hair dressing. *
It cannot help but do
these things, for it's a
hair-food. When the hair
is well fed, it cannot help
It makes the scalp
healthy and this cures
the disease that causes
$ 1.00 a bottle. All druggists.
"My hair was coming ont bndly,
but Aynr's Hair Vigor stopped tho
fulling and has made ruy hair very
thick and much darker than before
I think thore 1B nothing liko it for
tho lialr." COUA M. LEA,
April 25,1830. Yarrow, I. T.
Vir Ita tho Doctor.
If you do not obtain all tho benefits
yon deMro from tin: nae of tho Vigor,
?write tito doctor about lt. A'idrenn,
Du. J. C. AYER, Lowell, Maas.
T y T v TT*TT!T^
How Slate Pencils Are Made.
Slate pencils were formerly all cut
from solid slate just as lt is dug from
the earth, but pencils so made were ob
jected to on account of thc grit which
they contain, and which would scratch
the slate. To overcome this difficulty,
Col. D. M. Stewart, of Chattanooga,
Tenn., devised and patented an in
genious process by which the shite la
ground to a very fine powder, all grit
and foreign substances removed, and
the powder bolted through silk cloth
in much the same manner as flour ls
bofted. The powder ls then made into
ii dough, and this dough ls subjected to
a very heavy hydraulic pressure, which
presses thc pondi out the required
shape and diameter, but In lengths of
about three feet. While yet soft the
pencils are cut Into the desired lengths
and set out to dry In the open air. Af
ter they are thoroughly dry the pencils
are placed in steam baking kilns, where
they receive the proper temper. 'Pen
cils made In this manner are not only
free from all grit, and of uniform hard
ness, but are stronger than those cut
out of the solid slate. For these rea
sons they have entirely superseded the
old kind.-The Manufacturer.
ATLANTA, GA., Oct. 1st, '99.
Allow me to thank you for the good
your Tetterine has done me. Four
boxes cured me of a case of Tetter,
after trying specialists and spending
several hundred dollars and getting no
benefit from thom.-Henry W. John
son, 281$ Marietta Btreet. 50 cents
oox at druggists, or by mail from J.
T. Shuptrine, Savannah, Ga.
FACTS ABOUT PERSPIRATION.
A Function Almost Peculiar to Men, Monkeys
Perspiration is almost peculiar to
men, monkeys and horses. Horses
sweat all over the body, and so do
human beings, but monkeys, it ls said,
sweat only on the hands, feet and face.
The use of perspiration ls mainly to
cool the body by Its evaporation, al
though lt ls generali believed that
"waste materials are also excreted
through the sweat glands when the ac
tion of the kidneys ls Interfered with.
In animals that perspire but little, the
cooling of the body ls effected by
evaporation from the lungs, as we see
lu tho case of a panting dog.
The amount of perspiration varies
greatly, according to the temperature
of the surrounding air, the condition of
health, the degree of exercise taken,
thc amount of fluids imbibed, etc. The
average amount of perspiration ls
thought to be about two pints a day,
but this ls of course much Increased
In hot weather.
In damp weather evaporation from
tho skin Is lessened, and no one seems
to perspire more profusely than In dry
weather; but this ls only apparent, for
really transpiration ls lessened when
the atmosphere is charged with moist
Hyperhidrosis Is the medical term
used to denote an abnormal Increase In
perspiration. This Increase may be
general from the entire body, or con
fined to some particular part, aa the
face, the hands or the feet. Profuse
sweating Is very common in cases of
debility and In excessively stout er
sons. It occurs also In connection with
rheumatism and certtaln nervous dis
orders. Sudden emotion may cause in
The opposite condition, a great dim
inution or absence of sweating (anhl
drosls), ls mush rarer, and occurs usu
ally In connection with some disease
of the skin. Sometimes the character
of the secretion ls changed, and cases
of black, blue, gray, j'ellow or red
sweating have been described.
The treatment of profuse perspira
tion depends upon the cause. Tonics,
cold or cool bathing, especially salt
bathing, temperate exercise, and rub
bing of thc skin are useful in cases
dependent upon general debility or
obesity. Sprnylng or sponging the body
with brandy and water, vinegar and
.water, or n solution of tannin or of
boric acid ls useful.
Certain drugs which have a tendency
to diminish perspiration are sometimes
employed to reduce the night sweats
of consumption, when these are so ex
cessive as to weaken the already de
bilitated patient and to prevent much
needed sleep.-Youth's Companion.
Frills of Fashion.
A bullet of gold, tipped with a tiny
French brilliant, is one of the novelties
in expensive dress buttons.
Gourrha aigrets, which resemble a
bunch of daisies blown by the wind,
are one of the fashionable hat trim
Eighteen sets of undergarments are
considered by the Englishwoman nec
essary for her trousseau and twelve
The rose-tinted shades in violets and
velvet pansies are the most favored In
the season's purple millinery. The
flowers are very life-like in shape, and
the coloring ls beautiful.
Chamois skin is valuable for keeping
linen goods and fine lingerie which ls
laid aside for some time from turning
yellow. Well wrapped around tho goods
to be perserved, lt keeps out the air.
Eton Jackets and boleros are a boon
to the mother who likes to dress her
half-grown girl becomingly. There JJ
nothing more jaunty and becoming to
her immature flgure. It ls quite as be
coming to her as to the older sister.
It takes a certain kind of ribbon to
get the proper effect and fold just right
In the new belts and hatbands. They
are wide and soft, and are draped In
even folds, which bring the stripes, If
there are any, In symmetiic.il lines.
The bell sleeve, which Is seen so fre
quently, ls pretty and comfrotable with
the negligee gown. The undersleeve,
worn with a light gown for morning
wear, with a turned-back embroidered
or lace enff to the boll-shaped sleeve, is
particularly pretty. Undersleeves sug
gest in some ways the house gown.
I Beautiful summer evening toilets are
made of white India silk mull or white
Italian crepe, elaborately decorated
with black applique patterns ano both
wide and narrow Insertions of Mack
Venetian or Chantilly lace. Row* of
finest lingerie tucking alternate xl th
j these trimmings on both skirt and bod
White foulard, spotted with black,
makes a very striking gown with a
blouse waist fastened at one side with
a rosette of pale green Liberty silk
and a belt of the same silk. A wide
collar of foulard lb covered with black
lace, and the skirt has a deep-tucked
flounce with Insertions of block Chan
tilly set In In squares.
White taffeta silk parasols of hand
some quality, but with no sort of deco
ration, is the prevailing fashion for
general use with light summer gowns.
And an addition to these arc the foul
ards and plain gray, blue, and fawn
colored satins and silks for greater
services. The conspicuous Rumchunda
styles with gay handkerchief waists to
match, are quite In evidence In the
shops, but they will be rare In fashion
A Setting ot Eggs.
Most people, when ordering a setting
of eggs, ask and expect the seller to
send fifteen, aud when they arrive the
entire lot is placed under one hen, re
gardless of her size.
Now, this ls a great mistake, and the
seller would have less complaint If he
would refuse to send more than thir
teen, and twelve would be better.
A hen that w?i cover more than this
number ls too ls>rge to set, and will
break some of the eggs during the first
few days, while the smaller hens can
not cover all of that number, and some
of the eggs are left unprotected and
Hens that will weigh from four to five
pounds make the best setters, and one
of that size will cover not more than
eleven eggs; and I venture to say that
they will hatch out more strong,
healthy chicks than will a hen that is
given from thirteen to fifteen eggs.
Increasing Crowth of Fruit Trees.
Barnyard manure Increases the
wood growth of nearly all fruit trees,
while potash tends to Increase the fruit
growth and flavor as well. Without a
.new growth of wood every year the
prospect of getting a crop of fruit
would be greatly reduced. All this
.shows that in order to get the best
fruit we should look out for the Inter
ests of the tree by applying the proper
amount of barnyard manure and to
look out for the quality of the fruit
as well by supplying the correct
amount of potash to the soil.
Medical Book Free.
"Know Thyself," a book for men only,
sent Free, postpaid, sealed, to any malo
reader mentioning this paper; Cc. for post
age. The Scioneo of Life, or Self-preser
vation, the Gold Medal Prize Treatise, tho
best Medical Book of this or any age, 370
pp., with engravings and prescriptions.
Only 25c, paper covers. Library Edition,
full gilt, 81.00. Address the Peabody Med
ical Institute, No. 4 Bulfinch St., Boston,
MSHP., tho oldest und best in this country.
Write to-day for these books; keys to health.
"Daughter, I notlco that Harry isn't a blt gal
lant to other women.'1
"Ko, Indeed; mo; I broke him of that right
after we wero marriod.'-Indianapolis Journal.
Are You Using Allen's Foot-Ease?
It ls the only cure for 8wollen. Smarting,
Tirod, Ach ng, Hot, Sweating Feet, Corns
and Bunions. Ask for Allen s Foot-Easo,
a powder to be shaken into the shoes. Cures
while you walk. At all Druggists and Shoo
Stores, 2Cc. Sample sent FREE. Address
Allen H. Olmsted, LoRoy, N. Y.
He-Would you mind n llttlo temporary In
convenience, dear; a few yeara of povorty whon
you marry me?
She-Good gracious! Don't you expect to live
any longer than that?"-Lifo.
To Cnre n Cold in One Day.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE TABLETS. All
druggists refund the money If lt fails to cure.
E. W. GROVE'S signature is on each box. 33a.
How It Happened.
"So you wero defoatcd for the senatorBhlp?"
"Yes." "How did lt happen?" "Oh, lt was a
pure case of forgetfulness. I had my plana all
mado, but when I got to tho capitol Just before
the voting began, I found I'd forgotten mr
checkbook, and I hand't more than $15,000 or
$??0,000 In my pocket."--Chicago Evoning Post.
Uncle fun m. .4 the best of everything.
Uncle Sam uses Carter's Ink. He knows.
"They say Robert Grant's atory of 'Unloavon
od Bread' I* soiling extensively."
"Yos, it naturally bringa in tho dough." -
Cleveland Plaln Dealer.
FITS permanently cured. No fltaornorvoua
noaa aftor first day's uso of Dr. Kline's Groat
Nervo Restorer. $2 trial bottle and treatise froe.
D% R. H. KLINE, Ltd., 031 Arch St.. Phlla., Pa.
THE eyeba lls white beoause tho blood ves
acla that feed ila aubatancearo so small that
they do not admit tho red corpuscles.
Atlanta COHCRO of Pharmacy.
Well equippod laboratories; excellent
teachors. A free dispensary where hun
dreds of prescriptions by tho best physiclnns
are compounded daily by the studonts. Stu
dents obtain first-class practical instruction
aa well os that of a theoretical nature. Thero
is a greater demand for our graduates than
wo can supply. Address Dr. George F. Payne,
Denn, i3% Whitehall street, Atlanta, Ga.
E. B. Walthall <fc Co., Druggists, Horse Cave,
Ky., say: "Hall's Catarrh Cure eurea every
ono that takes lt." Sold by Druggists, 75c,
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for chlldron
teething, aoftena the gums, reduces Inflamma
tion, allaya pain, euroa wind colic. ->c. a bottle.
Sampson's Unearned Increment.
Admiral Sampson receives $8,335
for being ten miles* away when Admi
ral Schley defeated Cervera. This is
$833.50 per mile. Admiral Sampson
doubtless regrets that he did not have
the forethought to take a trip to China
about that time. At this rate per mile
he could have returned a millionaire.
World to End This Year.
This is the recent decision of ono of the
prominent societies of tho world, but the ex
act day has not yet been fixed upon, and
while there aro very few people who believe
this prediction, there are thousands of others
who not only believe, hut know that Hostet
ter's stomach Bitters is tho best medicine to
cure dyspepsia, Indigestion, constipation .bili
ousness or liver and kidney troubles. A fair
trial will certainly convince you of Its value.
Manager-"Well, havo you the program all
fixed for noxt Moudny's concert?"
Assistant-"Tho program's all right, but
there's another row among the artists.
Manager-"What are they fussing about?"
Assistant-"About whoso turn lt l? to be too
Ul to appear."-lld nits.
The Best Prescription for Chilli
and Fever ls a bottle of GKOVB'S TASTBLBSS
t un.L TONIC, lt ls bi inply irou and quinine In
a tasteless form. Ko euro-no par. Price OOo.
A railway brakeman obos both tho coupling
end tho switching, while a <-. lo rv y mau does 'in
ly tho cor.pling, und tho coupled ones do tho
Dyeing ls as i-imple as washing when yon
use FUTKAM FADELESS DIES, Bold by all
TUE Pennsylvania railroad ls said to have Its
eyes on tim south n? a lino field for railroad en
terprise T;. 1B Indicates that tho Pennsylvania
pooplo know a good thing when they sob lt.
If you want "good digestion to wult up
on your appetite" you should always chew
a bar of Adams' Pepsin Tutti Fruttl.
THE avorago duration of ranrrliges In Eng
land ls twonty-elirht yoars; In Franco and t?or
many, twenty-six; Norway, twonty-four; Russia,
I nm suro Plso's Curo for Consumption saved
my lifo three years ago.-MRS. TnOB. ROB
BINS, Maplo St., Norwich. N. Y., Feb. 17, 1000.
Wlien Courage Falls.
The bravest man In the world was
probably never brave enough to admit
to lils friends that he knew it.
What a relief from the pain and
inconvenience of diseases of
the eye when
properly applied ! Sufferers
have felt it was worth a hun
' dred times the slight cost of
this Salve to experience such
Price 25 cents. All druggists.
HALL & RUCKEL,
BRISTLE TWINE, BABBIT, ?fcc,
FOR ANY MAKE OF GIN.
ENGINES, BOILERS AND PRESSES
And Repairs for same. Shafting, Pulleys
Bolting, Injectors, Pipes, Valves and Fittings.
LOMBARD IRON WORKS k SUPPLY CO,
No black powder shells on the market
formlty and strong shooting qualities. Si
WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.
O There is
? to waste, as there i
? cut off and throw
% buy three Old Vii
H five cents, you \w
. and of better quai
* when you pay fift
0 Five Cent cigars.
JJ Three hundred million Old 1
mm year. Ask your own de
#C more thai
VS) ol them,
every 42 minu'
al that rate cou
is in reach of y
See oar Agent or ?rite direct.
A Royal 01ft.
It was a gonulnely royal act, that of
King Leopold of Belgium, who on his
sixty-fifth birthday presented to the na
tion the three palaces and their grounds
which were his private property. The
principal of these Is the chateau of
Laekcn, situated in a suburb of Brus
sels. It ls a splendid and convenient
royal residence, In an extensive park
that has been Improved by large ex
penditures, and with the best taste and
skill that royal resources could com
mand during two generations. Another
ls the royal seaside residence at Os
tend, "understood to have been a gift
from Queen Victoria. The third is
Clergnon, a luxurious hunting lodge in
the heart of the Ardennes. In an
nouncing his gift, the king explains
that these estates "contribute to the
charm and beauty of the localities in
which they are situated, and that he is
anxious lest their purpose should be de
stroyed, to the detriment of the beauty
and salubrity of various populous lo
TO WOMEN WHO DOUST.
Every Suffer lng Woman Should Bead thia
Letter and be Convinced that Lydia E.
Plnkham's Vegetable Compound Docs
Care Female Weakness. ?
"I have been troubled with female
weakness in its worst form for
about ten years. I hod leucorrh?e?
and was so weak that I could not
do my housework. I also had fall*
ing of the womb and inflammation ci
the womb, and ovaries
and at menstrual
periods I suffered ter
ribly. At times my
back would ache
very hard. I could
not lift anything
or do any heavy
work; was not able
to stand on my feet;
My husband spent
hundreds of dollars
for doctors but
they did mo no
good. After a timo
I concluded to try your medicine' and
I can truly say it does all that you
claim for it to do.
Ten bottles of Lydia E. Pinkham'a
Vegetable Compound and seven pack
ages of Sanative Wash have made a
now woman of me. I have had no
womb trouble since taking the fifth
bottle. I weigh more than I have in
years ; can do all my own housework,
sleep well, have a good appetite and
now feel that life is worth living. I
owe all to Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta
ble Compound. I feel that it has saved
my life and would not be without it for
anything. I am always glad to recom
mend your medicine to all my sex, for I
know if they follow your directions,
they '' will be cured."-HTRSPANNDJ
THOMPSON, 8outh Hot Springs, Ark. *
Malsby & Company,
30 S. Ilroad St., Atlanta, Ga.
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ery and Grain Separators.
SOLID and INSERTED Saws, Saw Teeth and
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ISnr* nra a full line of .Mill Supplied. Price
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1-rec. Cr. H. H. OVSF.N'S SONS. Box B. Atlanta, S*.
CUHtS rVHtHh ALL ELSE FAILS.
Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Coe
In timo. Sold br dru pd; ts.
N C O N S U M p Tl ON
Mention this Paperto"rS^g?S",to*
LOADED SHOTGUN SHELLS
compare with the "NEW RIVAL" la trai
ll re fire and waterproof. Ott thc genuine.
Hew Haren, Corni,
no end of
s no finished end to ?
away. When you 59
rginia Cheroots for 2
vc more to smoke, Jj
lity, than you have .
een cents for three .
Virginia Cheroots smoked this ?
aler. Price, 3 for 5 cents. . mm
we can sell thc best at only a dollar or BO
1 cheap work is because we make so many
We averaged last year a complete buggy
tes and 14 seconds. $1.00 per job prout
mts. Why pay big profits vhen the best
ROCK HILL1 ROCK MILL.S.CJ
His New Life.
"Madame," said the tramp, "I was
oncct a member of the legislature."
"And are you sure," she asked, in
clined to believe him, "that your re
formation is complete?"-Philadelphia
One Million,Three Hundred cndTwenty-eleht Thoo
.and. One Hundred and Sixty (i^aS.iOo) Pounds of
"OOOD LUCK" Baking Powder was sold and shipped
to the wholesale trade during the month of December.
1899. or at the rate of sixteen mlllloo pounds a year.
fe?tMrtd bj TBS SOOTHERS HAKDFAMG C0,RJdaud, ft
Pipe AND Fittings
?ix Car Loads in Stock.
Cut and Ship Quick.
Foundry, Machine and Boiler Works and
Snpply Store, ? ? AagHsia,?u