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Does it pay, I wonder, to toil for gold
Till the back is bowed and bent.
Till tho heart is old and the hair is white.
And life's best days are spent:
Till the cye3 are blind with the yellow
That we strive for day by day.
Till all w? hear is the coin's dull clink,
I wonder, does it pay?
Does it pay, I wonder, to strive for
Bat the pleasures life will give,
To dance all night and to dream all day,
To be merry% while we live;
To work and worry and fume and fret
Over what we shall wear to-day,
ft7hat we shall eat and what we shall
I wonder, docs it pay?
HIKED IN A
W By Franklin V
jr CURIOUS, thrilling and true
/\ story comes from Montuna.
In some sparsely settled dls
tricts of this mountain State
school teaching is, at best, a lonely
calling. Last summer, lu what ls
known as the Haystack District of
the Upper White Clay Valley, Miss
Emma Barglof, a young teacher of
Swedish extraction, had only ont
pupil during hay-time and harvest.
For five long weeks Miss Barglof
and little Nettie May had "kept
school" together. The log school
house, built in the mouth of a deep
ravine, was shut iu on three sides
by somber pitch-plne-trces.
As the teacher could not teach or
her young pupil study all the time,
they made a couch of pine boughs in
a cool corner of the room, and relieved
thc tedium of existence by after-din
ner naps. Ai, other times they wan
dered lu seafoh of berriesor fashioned
decorative wreaths of ferns, or even
joined in the boisterous play of a live
ly fox-terrier which was allowed to
follow them to school.
One morning in July, just as they
had "opened school" and the Third
Reader "class" was reciting, the at
tention, of teacher and pupil was dis
tracted by a loud barking of dogs out
upon open ground toward tho creek.
'"Bunts," the terrier, immediately
bounced out-of-doors, and ran, joining
In the dog racket with his shrill yip
Almost Immediately there was a fur
ious outcry directly in front of the
schoolhouse. As the noise continued
there, rendering attention to books
impossible, teacher and pupil went
to the door to satisfy their curiosity.
They discovered three strange dogs
Darkin? at the foot of a thick-topped
pine which stood a little way ont
toward the valley road. Bunts was
also taking a vigorous part In the
Plainly some wild creature had tak
en refuge in that big pjne, but tho
eyes of the teacher and the little giri
could nut penetrate its dense green
foliage. While they thus stood look
ing and wondering, a horseman came
galloping along the road and halted
near the tree. He was a stranger
to them, and evidently the owner of
the strange dogs.
'iHereT Come here!" he shouted.
1?re, you. Jake, Snap, come here!
I'll beat you all good, now! Here!
Then, as the crazy dogs paid no
heed, the man grew angry and cracked
a long cattle whip warningly. This
availing nothing, he rode at them
furiously, slashing right and loft. Thc
dogs now ran off with tails between
their legs. I
"Hope them dogs haven't broke up
your school, miss!" the man halted to
call back to the teacher. "Since I
been lookin' for my steers, they sure
have give me a heap of trouble trcein'
Miss Barglof made a polite reply,
and thc horseman moved on, with
difficulty getting his dogs to follow.
Bunts, the pugnacious terrier, refused
to be called off. While teacher and
pupil resumed their tasks, he con
tinued to yap fiercely nt the hidden
quarry In the pine tree.
In fact, he barked himself hoarse,
and only came In when quite ex- j
haustcd, to lap water from a wash
basin, and to lie down to a disturbed
and grumbling sleep. After the noon
lunch Miss Barglof and Nettie lay
upon their couch, and soon were
sleeping moro soundly than the ter
From ibis nap the two were
awakened a half hour later by fierre
barks and snarls just outside the
schoolhouse. As they rose, a spotted,
yellow and brown creature sprang,
spitting and squalling, upon a window
sill, and thence to a desk top. whence
lt again leaped to the top of a big box
stove in the rear of the room. There
the strange looking wildcat halted to
hump its back and hiss spitefully.
Outside the terrier made several in
effectual leaps to follow his quarry
through the window; then, yapping in
a frantic fashion, he came bouncing lu
at the door. As quick ns lightning,
almost, the cat jumped a distance of
ten or twelve feet, fiom the top of
thc stove to a chlmneyplece upon
wh'ch a pipe flue rested. There, upon
a large flat stone, out of reach of the
clog, the snarling creature took refuge.
Bunts filled the room with courag3
bus noise, and the teacher, gathering
assurance as she realized that the
cat was not truly very formiable,-lt
was not more than twice thc size of a
common house cat,-determined to
drive lt out of doors, or at. least to
assist the dog In doing so. Beneath a
loose board behind her desk she kept a
straight handled ax for splitting
kindling wood in cold weather. She
got this weapon.
"Now, Nettle." she commanded,
"you go out to thc road and keep
watch; If you see me coming In a
hurry, run with all your might for
home. I'm not much afraid, but the
creature might fight hard."
The little girl started to obey, but
had no sooner reached the door than
she turned back with a scream of
fright, ran to thc- corner couch, and
flung herself face down, half failing
A snarling scream of rage thrilled
through the roora, and shook every
nerve in Miss Barglof's body. She
. turned from the beast inside to face
one, many times ?ts size, that had
thrust its great yellow head In at thc
It was a mountain lion-the dam of
the spotted cat. Its big, round eyes
scintillated with a greenish light, its
cruel fangs were bared, and the crea
ture snarled and hissed in most threat
ening fashion. Thc plucky terrier
faced this newcomer, barking fiercely
into its very teeth.
The old coogar and Its kit were evi
dently the animals that the stranger's
dogs had chased to cover from the
creek bottom. The old one, on ac
count! of the house so close at hand,
had lain in hiding; , bot the kit, when
Does it par, I -wonder, to give oar
The treasures of heart and brain,
The gift of the gods and the skill of hand.
For that which brings no gain;
To labor for that which is bread alone,
. And the things that pass away,
Till the heart is full of an aching void,
I wonder, does it pay?
Does it pay, I wonder to never stop
In the ceaseless rush and care,
And list the songs of bird and brook,
Or wander through woodlands fair;
To never think of what lies beyond
The narrow sphere of to-day,
Till thc new life dawns on our untried
I wonder, does it pay?
-Inez May Felt, in Somerville Journal.
Velles Calkins, W
all was quiet, had descended to run
about. As this little creature knew
nothing of raeu's habitations, it had
approached tho school house, and had
promptly leaped in at a window when
the dos attacked. And now the sav
age old dam had come to the rescue
of her youi?g one.
The teacher felt that the beast oust
be kept outside at all hazards.
Trembling but courageous, she took
her place, with uplifted ax, behind
the plbcky terrier.
The threats of the old cougar were
fearful. She had discovered her kit,
and her eyes roved from its perch
to the barking dog. while she hissed
and snarled and rumbled forth growls
in dev.p chest tones. lier square jaws
were opened quite wide enough to
take in the terrier's head, and yet his
demonstrations alone seemed to hold
ber In check. Doubtless, too, she
hesitated to cuter, fearing a trap, anti
yet she had plainly no intention of
abandoning her kit.
The teacher found strength and
courage to flourish her nv above the
dog, and actually attempted to ctrike
the threatening lion upon Its head.
At this demonstration thc beast leaped
backward, and instantly Miss Barglof
closed the door.
She then ran to the nearest window
and let down its lower sash. There
were still three open windows, and as
she turned to close another, fresh
affright awaited her. The old cougar
had reared herself against the wall,
and had thrust head and claws In at
the opening. ,
But for thc dog the heast would
doubtless have entered the room. The
terrier, however, leaped upon a desk
top, and thrusting his fierce little
muzzle almost within reach of the
beast's claws, barked savagely. Th?
kit joined in thc clamor with fright
Several times the teacher had shout
ed to Nettie to lie perfectly still, and
thc little girl had not once lifted the
terror-stricken face she had buried
in her arms.
The dreadful threatenings at the
window continued for a full minute.
Miss Barglof hesitated, wondering i?
she might not attack .he kit and drlvo
it out at a window. But when she
attempted to approach it tho dam's
demonstrations became too ominous.
By this time the teacher's nerves,
stout-hearted as sha was, had reached
a high state of tension. lier desire
to end suspeuse was well-night un
controllable. With .teeth set, she laid
her ax upon the stove, and while
fresh threats stormed at her from
the open window, she seized a heavy
top griddle or lid, and stepping In
behind the dog. hurled it with all her
might at the lion's head. The heavy
missie struck tho window still with a
crash, and again the cougar bounded
away to seek another entrance.
Miss Barglof quickly let the window
down with ti jarring bang that shook
the I "'hiing, and then turned her at
tention to tho whining cougar kit.
She secured her ax and attacked
it boldly, determined to get the crea
ture outside, dead or alive. At her
first stroke the young lion leaped to
the floor, and the terrier closed with it
A sharp and furious struggle took
place upon the floor. Suarling,
spitting cat and growling dog rolled
over and over in what seemed a
bouueing ball of black and tau and
From the first, however, the terrier
had thc advantage, and soon his teeth
closed upon the nape of the young
cougar's neck, and the fight was
But the kit gave one last shrill
meow, which was a most effective
appeal to its dam. Straight at one
of the closed windows the frantic
old cougar leaped. She struck the
panes midway, and but for their
double central sash she would have
gone clear through. As thc splintered
glass fell. Miss Barglof turned to see
the vicious beast clinging, her head
and three legs thrust through the
broken panes and clawing frantically
The teacher leaped upon a desk,
confronting the scrambling brute, and
struck it a swinging blow upon the
head. The cougar, dropping to the
ground, whirled about and about, hold
inig its head sidewise, as if half-dazed
by the heavy stroke.
Then Miss Barglof stood guard at
the broken window and watched the
cougar dam until the creature had re
covered its senses, lay down upon Its
belly, thrashing its tail about and
again snarling In futile threats.
The teacher now took the body of
the kit, which she was compelled to
tear away from Bunts, aud threw it
out to the dam. The old one snarled
afresh at this demonstration, and
then, realizing that her kit lay before
her, she rose quickly and sniffed
eagerly at the lifeless spotted thing.
She trotted away freni the dead kit,
and looked back as If coaxing it to
follow, and yet not expecting lt '.o
do so. This manoeuver she repeated
several times, returning to sniff nt
the body and to lick the soft fur
caressingly. Then, with an air .f
great dejection, she lifted the lifeless
kit in her mouth and trotted off
among the pines.
Thc teacher now aroused Nettle, and
soothed her with assurances of safety.
Yet when the two dared to go out of
doors they did not stop running until
they had crossed the Mayhew irri
gating ditch, and found three men
peacefully harvesting alfalfa In the
(?acor Pct? of Sailors.
Having succeeded In capturing a
walrus alive, some sailors determined
to keep it as a pet, and its ungainly
play furnishes an unfailing source of
diversion. .?. white bear has also
proved a success in amusing Jack at
sea. So have monkeys, though they
are so mischievous thai some captains
will not permit them tu be brought
on board. -
Hot Petroleum For Bond Makin;;.
California has discovered a net.
method of making good roads. It ls in
the uso of hot, crudo petroleum as a
The art of road making Is proba
bly more important than any
other one of man's accomplish
ments. It is only in recent years that
Americans, outside of a few of tho
older settlements, have begun to ap
preciate the full commercial and so
cial advantages of good roads, and to
encourage their building through lib
eral appropriations of public money
from State, county and township
No sooner was such work begun
than there arose serious questions lu
many localiti- as to what material
was best for the local production of
Where stone sras cheap and plenti
ful it naturally became tba accepted
road-making material, but even In
such sections a stone road is not al
ways thc most satisfactory. Earth
roads, made of sand or gravel, which
contain good cementing material, such
as proper admixtures of loam, clay or
iron ores, make roads much smoother
and mere pleasant to drive over while
not so likely to be unpleasant from
Such reads aro much cheaper to
build, for hardly a locality can bo j
found which docs not contain some
hendy bcd of fair road-making ma
terial. In many sections the natural
soil ls all that ls needed to make good
roads for fair weather use. Such roads,
however, are sure to suCer under the
stress of winter rains and frosts and
seamer droughts, and break up badly.
Such was the situation In Fresno
when the working of California's new
oil Und made petroleum cheap and
suggested its use on the roads. The
idea probably came from the use of
petroleum refuse on railroad '-acks to
keep down dust. Using the petroleum
hot is a new idea.
Tho hot oil cements the sand, loam,
clay and gravel aud makes the road
bed both dustless and waterproof. It
makes thc roadbed material pack un
der a heavy use and Its qualities im
prove as thc doses of oil are repeated.
Deports from Sau Bernardino Coun
ty cay that ISO barrels of oil a year
are used per mlle of road, and that
even at $1.10 a barrel thc oil ls found
cheaper than sprinkling with water
for keeping down the dust, while all its
ether advantages are, as it were,
thrown in.-New York Journal.
RuWdlng Goo<l Konds.
State Engineer Bond is the execu
tive head of the good roads movement
In New York. It involves a vast
amount of hard work, but he is inter
ested in lt personally to such a degree
that the labor of traveling about the
State and inspecting the roads under
1 inprove mont or of drawing up tho
plans for Improving the roads here In
Albany is done with pleasure and zest.
"The good road, the trolley, the au
tomobile, the bicycle
bile," he sa'*"
slroy the a
take tho Tl
into the co
houses In ?.
will in tim
and the u
man to lh
"Will you cxpenu mc .,
propriated by thc Legislature this
year for good roads?" Mr. Bond whs
"Yes, every penny of lt. I have just
been down to Newburg to have a chat
With Governor Odell concerning tho
improvement of tho roads and other
subjects relative to tho work of this
department. The Road Improvement
Company, organized by Edward H.
[larriman, which has thc contract for
Improving the roads of Orange Coun
ty, has already expended $14.000 on
road improvement machinery. .Vc are
building and Improving dirt road for
fourteen miles west of Newburg. I
told the Governor lt was au experi
ment. I don't know whether such a
road will last. Where we can we put
gravel on such a road. The cost of
the Orange County roads will not be
over $1500 a mlle."
A Poorly Matched Team.
In their z al for automobile pro
gress or for good roads ardent nuto
mobillsts and good roads advocates,
as we all should be, are constantly
coupling two movements of very une
qual natural speed. The tortoise and
the hare are harnessed under the same
yoke, in the hope that the good roads
tortoise, built for slow progress, may
bc accelerated somewhat by its more
rapid companion. Thc Improvement
of roads is pronounced absolutely es
sential for automobile advancement,
a dictum to which the American auto
mobile builder and user will not sub
scribe. Though obvious, it seems to
be overlooked that spry automobllhsm
endowed with u natural energy to
overcome all obstacles by its own In
herent vitality, must neede suffer un
der the drag of a running mate which
is destined to crawl slowly over preju
dice, financial obstructions and official
A .Broadening Influence.
Man ls a social being. Sociability
ls broadening and should be culti
vated. The city and the country have,
unfortunately for both, only a bowing
acquaintance. Lack of social inter
course, which leaves room for the
growth of prejudice and jealousy, ls
largely responsible for this unwhole
some cramped condition. Bad roads
are largely responsible for the slight
acquaintance that is maintained be
tween the city and the country and !
for the absence of thc sociability that
would naturally follow a closer ac
Types of Havana "IJuscs."
The "buses" of Havana are odd- !
looking wagonettes, painted most In- !
congruousl}', some of them sliowlug .
admixtures of green, blue, white, j
brown and yellow, with now aud then I
a striping of red. The Cubans seem
partial to a pea-green and bright blue, I
often associating these colors and yoi- |
low. There are buses which r.ccom- I
modate but four passengers and others
carrying six, eight and twelve. Tho |
smaller ones are drawn by a single j
mule, the larger by two or .three ;
ponies, some of them by four, depend- ?
lng upon theiixroutes nnd distances.
The buses are old; dingy and dilapl
dated. The drivers are an unclean
looking lot, the occupants usually of
the commoner classes. A lady or well- :
dressed man is rarely seen lu one of
Torpedo tubes made of aluminium
Instead of steel have been placed on
board two destroyers at Portsmouth'.
The use of these tubes ot present is
experimental, but so considerable will
be the saving in weight-an Important
matter in connection with light craft
like destroyers-that if successful alu
minium tubes will be generally used
Ir place of steel tubes.
In Hawaii enormous quantities of
ducks are raised by the Chinese upon
thc edges of the ocean. Twice a day,
within restricted areas, they arc per
mitted to eat thc young fish which
swim In the inclosed coves. Fish are
reported to be growing scarcer every
year, and by some this diminution is
attributed to the wholesale destruc
tion of the young fry by the Chinese.
Consul-General Guenther at Frank
fort reports to thc State Department,
at Washington, that a new method for
producing anaesthesia was discussed
at a recent meeting of the Medical So
ciety of Berlin. Dr. Wohlgemuth has
constructed au apparatus by which
patients inhale chloroform mixed with
oxygen. It has been tried by many
prominent surgeons, with results that
are reported as satisfactory, thc disa
greeable sensations being obviated.
An Important publication on Indian
iorestry has been Issued, in which
certain conclusions as to tho climatic
influence of forests are set forth. The
book ls entitled "Forestry In British
India." From a review of this work
In Nature lt appears that while the au
thor does not distinctly maintain that
by increasing the acreage of forests
the climate of India might be so far
Improved as to stop the recurrence of
droughts, he 's evidently inclined to
that opinion. "In a warm climate,"
lie says, "the denudation of a country
diminishes Its mc'sfurc, and, conse
quently, Its fertility." The regula
tions of surface drainage by forests
ls clearly pointed out.
It often happens, according to L'El
eveur, "that In cleaning fowls we find
pins, bits of iron wire or the like, in
their gizzards. This ls the case with
fowls that have no gravel at their dis
posal, and aro driven by Instinct to
swallow hard bodies. If a pin thus
swallowed issues from thc intestine
and reaches the shell-sac at the mo
ment when an egg without a shell
reaches the same point, it will be en
veloped In the shell and thus enclosed
in the egg. Perrauet, the famous ar
chitect of the eighteenth century, re
lates a case In his memoirs. He tells
of au egg In which a pin was found
without anything to show how lt got
there. The pin was covered with a
tliln whitish crust which made It look
like a frog's thigh-bone. Under this
crust the pin was black and somewhat
Dr. A. D. Waller states In a recent
paper that he ls able to tell whether a
bean is alive by its peculiar response
to electric stimulus, says the Baltl
? Sim. If dead lt falls to respond..
HOOL iii Lt; I. ?L SUUUM, - .
niug. This experiment gives an op
portunity to approach the problem of
the relation of life and electricity from
a new standpoint. The peculiar mani
festations and the various forms of
energy into which electricity can be
transformed have given the hope that
there may bo a clos" relationship be
tween this subtle energy and life force.
The every day life of a Basuto vil
lage Is a very simple affair when com
pared with the life of a British vil
lage. Take, for instance, the food
supply. Porridge Is made of mealies,
and thickened and flavored with sour
milk (mafi) or herbs, and it is seldom
that a Mosuto-Basuto In the singular
becomes Mosuto-comes to his meal
leaving his appetite behind him. An
other standard dish ls locust porridge,
a plentiful supply being kept up by the
constant showers of locusts, which are
veritable godsends to tho natives in
a country where food ls very scarce.
The Basuto collect tons and tons of
these insects, and* carefully store them,
first pulling off the heads and wings.
As "occasion requires, they place quan
tities in large pots and boil them until
soft and pulpy, flavoring tho porridge
with fat, and making lt savory with
salt. Thc locust to an unprejudiced
European Is not unpalatable, closely
resembling the shrimp in taste, though
scarcely so l ice. Greatly as the Mo
suto appreciates stewed locust, he likes
still better the young green maize
stewed and served with melted butter,
and certainly not the most fastidious
could desire a more delicious food.
A Murk Twain Story.
Mark Twain tells thus the story of
his first great London banquet, at
which, by the way, there were 800 or
DOO guests. He admits that, not hav
ing been used to that kind of dinner,
lie felt somewhat lonesome. "The lord
mayor, or somebody, read out a Hst of
the chief guests before we began to
eat. When he came to prominent
names the other guests would ap
"I found the man next me rather a
good talker. Just as wc got to an In
teresting subject there was a tremen
dous clapping of hands. I had hardly
over heard such app'ause before. I
straightened up and set to clapping
with the rest, and I noticed a good
many people round about me fixing
their attention on mc, and some of
them laughing lu a friendly and en
couraging way. I moved about in my
chair and clapped louder than ever.
" 'Who is It'/' I asked the gentleman
on my right.
" 'Samuel Clemens, better known lu
England as Mark Twain,' he replied.
"I stopped clapping. The life seemed
to go out of mc. I never was lu such
a fix in all my days."-M. A. P.
A Useful Invention.
The latest Invention in the way of
improving methods for printing news
papers is a machiue that will set type
by telegraph, although the operator
may be a thousand miles away. West
ern newspapers, who say the Inventor
is a young Iowan, named Frank
t'eame, assert that several telegraph
companies are striving to secure the
patent rights to the Invention. _
'Tiras a Merry Jest.
"Oh, will you share my lot?" tho lover
So they were wed, and Boon, alas! he
'Twas not till then she found-a jest
His only lot was in a cemetery!
"What is It?"
Willie-"What ls the blue room In
the White House, pa?"
Pa -"That's where the President
gives officescekers thc turn-down."
Angeline (aged eight) -"I fink
Claude means ter propose ter-nlght."
Agnes (aged seven)-"And why?"
Angeline - "He's drefful palo and
Greils uv hair-oil!"-Puck.
nts Mild Inquiry.
"There ls no doubt that this scheme
will pay," said thc promoter.
"Yes," answered the purchaser of
stock, "I suppose so. But who ls to
get the money?"-Washington Star.
Mndo It WorHC.
"The old idea," said thc lecturer,
"was an eye for an eye, a tooth for a
"Yes," coincided one of his hearers,
"and there were no painless dentists
in those days, either."
First Hen-"Mrs. Cluckatuck is a
very young looking hen to be Gladys
Second Hen-"Oh! She's only her
stepmother. Glady's mother was a
A Safe Guess.
"I was just reading here that they
have discovered the grave of Hippo
"Who was he?"
."Must be some fellow who's dead,
I guess."-Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
Mrs. Fly-"It looks mighty cool and
comfortable in that screened-up par
Mr. Fly-"Don't you believe lt; a fly
I know got in t here once-a cd he was
so lonesome that he lost his nind."
"Ee sure you're right," .xclaimcd
the Confident Philosopher, "and th?. .
"Bo sure you're right," protested tho
Married Mau, "and then get down on
your knees and ask to be forgiven!"
Tried to Realize lt.
Mrs. Poserlelgh (who flatters herself
she looks young)-"This is my daugh
ter, Mrs. Snyder. I suppose you'd
hardly think it."
Mrs. Snyder-"H'm! Your youngest
daughter, I presume?"-Boston Tran
Careful Housekeeper-"Bridget, you
may get all the preserves we canned
last year, and holborn up again. I
am afraid they have begun to work."
Bridget - "Like enough, mum, like
pnnnc-h. Everything 'round this house
steamboat in order to come across thc
? Mr. Purseproud-"Well, when we go
over wc will lease the ocean for a
? week."-Baltimore American.
Heading Off Mrs. D.
"Thc doctor says that I must go
away for a change of climate," said
"If that's all you need," replied Mr.
Dukane, "stay right here, and the
change of climate will come to you."
? Bloodshed Avoided.
Jones-"What would yo do If your
burglar-alarm went off In tne night?"
Brown - "Well, lu thc dark you ;
know, it would take me a good while,
to find my shoes and my pistol, vand
that would give thc burglar time to j
get away."-Detroit Free Press.
Tho Lightning Gossip Route.
"Well, that's quick work."
"A man from San Francisco told his
cousin in New York a secret he hadn't
told his wife, and before he got home
In ten days his wife had a letter from
his cousin's wife, telling her all about
"We ought to be careful about how
we handle the Chinese."
"What danger do you foresee?"
"Well, they may become so discon
tented with their own country that
they will all want to come over hero
and open laundries." - Washington
"Didn't you tell me you had no rea
son to distrust that mau?" asked tho
"I believe I did," answered Senator
"You must have known better."
"Not at all. He hasn't a cent of my
money In his hands, and I don't pro
pose that he shall have. I never said
that you had no reason to distrust
"Economy" wants a menu for feed
ing a family of eight on $3 a week.
Begin with Sunday. For breakfast
have ten cents worth of liver; for din
ner purchase with the remaining a
large beef roast, potatoes and what
ever else you want.
Thursday-Stand off the grocer.
Friday-Stand oft the butcher.
Gold in Scotland.
A few weeks ago the report of the
discovery of gold at Leith was an
nounced. Now the further news ls '
afforded that geld has been found at
Turbeckhlll, near Annan, in Dum
friesshire. It appears that this latest ;
discovery relate* to a find of the pre
cious metal In a cave which, curious
ly enough, is Brid to have boen worked
by Germans in the eighteenth century.
Expert evidence is said to bc at hand .
demonstrating that the Annan de
posits yield four pennyweights of
gold and ten ounces of silver to the
Mr. Suburban-I was called on by a
committee to-day, who wanted me to
contribute something toward the build
ing of a new fence around the old ceme
Mrs, Suburban-And how much did
you give them, dear?
Hr. Suburban--I gave them nothing,
simply because I did not see the neces
sity for building a fence. Those who are
in the cemetery can't get out, and. I don't
believe there is any one very anxious to
get m.-Baltimore Sun.
"On what platform will you stand in
your next campaign?" asked the friend,
'"It won't be any platform," answered
the candidate. "It'll merely be a rough
scaffolding, thrown togtthcr to meet the
necessities of the occasion."-Washing
A Chance For Carnegie.
"It's wonderful nowadays how much
.noney is given away to the utterly
helpless and deserving."
"Isn't it? It wouldn't be surprising
?t some one endowed the Democratic
TALLULAH PALLS h XPOSITION
Ono Parc Hound Trip Prom All Points
Account Blue Ridge and Tallulah Falls
Exposition Sept. 17th, 18th au.' 10th. For
information apply to U. It. ticket agent or
*. 8. Frwiu, Secretar}-, Tallulah Falls, Ga.
A single American firm has rented six
teen shops in Vienna, Austria, t? sell
Aro Your Eyes "Weak or Sore?
if ito, uso ino. It. Dickey'? Old Reliable Eye
rater. It will cloar mid soothe the sorest ?ye.
.on't hurt-fouls tooU. 25ott? Dickey Drug Co.,
liistoL 1 onn.
Klondike's gold output for thc yea? es'
Lunated at $20,000,000.
SB? advertisement of EE-M Catarrh Cure In
i not har culuu.n tho best remedy made.
Herman Elegan, of St. Louis, Mo., has
constructed a Turkish bath house to be
run as a trolley car.
FITSpermar.onily cured. No fits orncrvous
ncflo after first day's uso of Dr. Kline's Grout
.Verve Restorer. $2 trial bottlo and treatise f roo
Dr. B. II. KUXE, Ltd., PSI Arch St., Phila. Ta
In one senso of tho word a Chinese
laundryman is a man of i rep.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, soften the gums, reduces Inflamma
tion,allays pain, cures wind oollo. 25c a bottlo
Thc population of Norway ?9 about
riso's Curo is tho best medicino wo eyer uped
foi ah affections of throat and lungs.-WM.
O EypsLE?, Vanbnren, Ind., Feb. 10,1000.
Thc German army includes more than
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES do not spot, streak
or glvo your good? an unevenly dyed appear
ance. Bold by all druggists.
Only 116 passengers on British ships
last year lost their lives through ship
A horse drawing light loads can average
twenty miles a day for twenty years.
IfOW-9 Till? 1
Wo offor Ono Hundred Dollars Reward for
any caso of Catarrh that cannot bo aired by
Hall's Catarrh Ouro.
F. J. CHENEY <k Co., Ffrops., Toledo, O.
Wo, the undersigned, hrvo known F. J. Che
noy for tho last 15 yeard, and bcliovo him per
fectly honorablo in all business transactions
and financially ablo to carry out any obliga
tion raado by their firm.
WEST & ThuAX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo,
"u' v - - .-" - r.'';J- Vi pain, piwuuww
cosy natural movements, cost you Just 10
cents to start getting your health back. GAS
CABSTfl Candy Cathartic, the genuino, put up
in metal boxes, erery tablet hos C. C. G.
stamped on it. Roware of imitations.
President Harper announces that tho
University of Chicngo hos begun to es
tablish preparatory schools in Europe.
WE PAY R. R. FARE AND UNDER $5,(
200 KKEK BGHOlARfilllPg. BOABU AT
COST. Write Quick to OA.-ALA.
11USIKESS COLLKUK, MACON, GA.
CURES CATARRH, HAY FEVER,
The Eii=M Catarrh Cure
A pleasant smoking preparation which posi
tively eurea ?lioso discutes. Tho greatest med
ical discovery of ibo agc Warranted to euro
Catarrh and the only known positivo remedy
for liny Fover-purely vegetable. Smokers ol
tobacco will find mis a satisfactory substitute.
Kor porsoiis who do n >t use tobacco the com
pound without tobacco le prepared, carrying
sinn? medical properties and produrlnu samo
result?. Ono Rox, one month's treatment,One
Dollr , postage prepaid. KJfi-M M'r'G. CO.,
07 S. Ilrund Mi*i:?-r, Atilinta, Gu.
. CUR ED BY M?^^
??Q^*** FRES TRIAL BOTTLE
^ncRtss DR.TAFX7B E.OO^SL.N.Y CITY
JP o o rv
I*TIIKMIST. THY ll'.
I.D. * R.S. CH II 1ST 1 AX CO.. RICHMOXD.VA.
$900 TO $1500 A YEAk
We want intelligent Men nod Women os
Traveling Representatives cr I.ocnl Managers;
salary $?o to *i.vo n year mid all expenses,
accordiug to experience and ability. We also
wast loe?! representatives; salary }y to fis a
week ?nd commission, depending upon the time
devoted. Send stamp for ? full particulars and
tate position preferid. Address, Dept. B.
THE DEM. COMPANY. Philadelphia, Pa.
Dusltu-ss, .-lioriliaud nud Tele?
graph College, Louisville. Ky., open th? whole
v. nr. Studontscan enter any time, catalog iroe.
$75 TO $150 PER HONTli
MADE HY AGENTS. Elegant Premiums Free
Address SCOTT REMEDY I O.. LOUUVIU.lt, KY
When you writo mention this papor.
anPiOQY NEW DISCOVERY: ?iv ?
jj f\ \J) l/T Wv I 'iHick reHel and carss worm
r??pK. HOOK ot to.timoDtals and I O il ii yu' Meatmen
Frre. Dr. H. H. QHEEN*BSOKR. tex B. Atlknt?. i- .
"The Sance tfcat made Weit Peint ramena."
USE CERTAIN S'GURE.;
Reason For Rejoicing.
Willis-You seem to have a good
opinion of the faith cure.
Wallace-Well, why shouldn't I? It
cured me of the patent medicine habit.
Loyalty to Hi? Employer?
That yoong man who Consented to have a
portion of his blood let out to save his em
ployer, net a remar&blo example of heroism.
Too incident shows what power there is in
good blood. There ii only ono natural way
to get good blood, and that ie from the stom
ach. If tho stomach needs assistance, try
Hoatotter's Stomach BK tors. This wonder
ful medicine cures dyspepsia, indigestion,
constipation, and makea rica red blood.
Tho largest enclosure of deer is said to
bo- tho royal park in Copenhagen, 4200
See advt, of SMITHDEAL'S BUSINESS COLLEGE
The blind man doesn't believe in love at
** I first used Ayer's Sarsaparilla
in the fall of 1848. Since then I
have taken it every spring as a
blood - purify 1 n g and nerve
S. T. Jones, Wichita, Kans.
If you feel run down,
are easily tired, if your
nerves ar? weak and your
blood is tain, then begin
to take the good old stand
ard family medicine,
It's a regular nerve
I 'ter, a perfect blood
builder. $1.00 a bottle. All drouin
Ask your doctor whi.t he thinks of Ayer's
Sarsaparilla. He knows all about this grand
old family reed lr! no Follow his adrice and
we will be sntisfled.
J. C. AVER CO., Lowoll, Mass.
That's what you need; some
thing to cure your bilious
ness and give you a good
digestion. Ayer's Pills are
liver pills. They cure con
stipation and biliousness.
Gently laxative. All druggists.
W;int your moustache or beard a beautiful
brown or rich black ? Then uso
SO CT,, or DnuooiiTS, 0? R. P. Kill A Co., NM?,?, N. H.
"NEW RIVAL" FACTORY L
outshoot all other black powde
better and loaded by exact mach
powder, shot and wadding? Tn
ALL ? REPUTABLE DI
WESLEYAN FEMALE COLLEGE, M
A Diploma From it is High Honor.
Ono of tho few high grado Irjstitutious <
invested in buildings. All modern convente
Vii Literary Goursos of a high order, ?iud i
?locution. Literary Tuition and board, Inc
Term begins September 18, MOL For calal
J. W. RC
Prevented by Sham poe
and light dressings of
emollient skin cures,
stops falling hair, rem
dandruff, soothes irrit
stimulates the hair foll
with energy and nouris
hair grow upon a swe
scalp when all else fails,
Assisted by CUTICURA OINTMENT, foi
lng the skill, for cleansing the scalp c
stopping of falling hair, for softening
and sore hands, for baby rashes, itchit
poses of the toilet, bath, and nursery
SOAP In the form of baths for anr
excoriations, for too free or offensive ]
ulcerative weaknesses, and for many i
gest themselves to women and mot
induce those who have once used thc
to uso any others. CCTICDSA SOAP <
derived from CUTICTTRA, the great sk
ingredients, and the most refreshing
soap is to be compared with it for i
the akin, scalp, hair, and hands. No
however expensive, is to be compare
toilet, bath, and nursery. Thus it co
the BEST skin and complexion soap,
Complete External and Interna
/N i& Consisting of Crme
Ml IT B/>B?f<l scales aud eoften th<
1 L Ll&J&lf O Instantly allay 1 tell li
and heal; and Cune
.rue UV A SINGLE SET ls oft
1KB wt I ming, itching, bural
rashes, Ilchings, and Irritations, with loos of
world; Brinah Depot: P. NBWBEBT ft soirs,
DBUO ABD CHEMICAL CO sro RATION, Sole P
Is the oldest and only businessco?ege in Va. owns
lng it? building-a grand new one. No vacation?.
Ladies & gentlemen. Bookkeeping,Shorthand,
Typewriting, Penmanshig,, Telegraphy, &c
' Leading business college south ol the Potomac
river."-Phila. Stenographer. Address,
G. M. SmithdeaL President. Richmond. Va.
I f For More Than a Quarter of a Century
The reputation of W. L. Douglas 83.00
and $3.50 shoes for etyle, comfort and
wear has excelled all other makes sold at
these prices. Thia excellent reputation haa
been won by merit alone. W. L. Douglas
shoes have to give better satisfaction than
other $3.00 and S3.50 shoes because his
reputation for the best S3.00 and $3.60
shoes must be maintained. The standard
has always been placed so high that the
wearer receives more value for his money
in the W. L Douglas -.00 and $3.60
shoes than ho can get t...?where.
W.L. Douglas sells mo. e $3.00 and$3.60
shoes than any other two manufacturer?.
W, L Douglas 94.00 6 '? Edge Line
cannot be equalled atjang price.
tV. L. Douala* S3.00 and $3.BO
shoca are made of the aamo Mufi
grade leathers used In $5 and SO
shoes and aro Just aa good* ?
Sold by the best shoe dealers everywhere.
Insist upon having W. L. Douglas shoes
with name and price stamped on bottom.
How to Order hy Mull.- If W. f? Douglas
shoes are not sold ia your town, send order direct to
factory. Shoes sent anywhere on receipt of prlcfi and
'?" 2i cts. additional for carriage. Hy
enstom department will make yon a
pair that will equal and U ens
tom made shoes. In style, flt and
wear. Take measurements of
foot as shown on model ; state
le desired: size and width
usually -rora; plain or
cap toe; heavy, med
or light soles,
Try a pair.
Pail Color Rrrleti Died.
CaUlef free. VV. t>. Douglas, llrocktoa, Mass,
Red Ripper Hay Press
Poll circle; horse power; simple, cheip and dur
able. First prize af Georgia Stato 1'air. WU. Used
and rocommen'lel by Q>or?la State prison farm.
Capacity, ?j biles per hour. TnUy guaranteed.
Pnce, SOO. Manufactured by
tillite UROS, ii CO., Helena, Georgi
Mention this Paper ^?ST
-OADED SHOTGUN SHELLS
:r shells, because 'they are made
inery with the standard brands of
r them and you will be convinced.
SALBRS ? KEEP ? THEM
*mn Rn OLDEST COLLEGE FOR
dWUH, Md. WOMEN IX THE WORLD.
Its Graduates are Everywhere.
A the South. A quarter of a million dollars
nces. Ideal climate. Proverbially healthful.
Conservatory advantages in Music, Art and
luding laundry, only ?20?.CK) per year. Fall
ovue and foll information, address
?BERTS, A. M., D. D., President.
is of CUTICURA SOAP
CUTICURA, purest of
This treatment at once
oves crusts, scales, and
ated, itching surfaces,
ides, supplies the roots
; h ment, and makes the
:et, wholesome, healthy
r preserving, purifying, and Ueautlfy
if crusts, scales, and dandruff, and tho
, whitening, and soothiug red, rough,
]gs, and dialings, and for all the pux
. Millions of Women use CUTICUBA
loving irritations, inflammations, and
perspiration, In the form of washes for
antiseptic purposes which readily sug
,hers. No amount of persuasion can
?so great skin purifiers and beautifiers
combines delicate emollient properties
in euro, with the purest of cleansing
of flower odours. No other medicated
>rcserving, purifying, and beautifying
other foreign or domestic toilet soap,
d with it for all the purposes of the
mbincs, ;in ONE SOAP at ONE PBICE,
and the BEST toilet and baby soap in
il Treatment for Every Humour.
DBA SOAP, to cleanse the skin of cresta and
a thickened cuticle; CUTICUBA ODTTMEXT, to
fig, inflamnruon, and .Irritation, and soothe
UKA RESOI VENT to cool and cleanse the blood,
en sufficle' .t to cure Um most torturing, dlsfig.
ng. and scaly skin, scalp, and blood humours,
hair, when ail else falls. Sold throughout the
, 87 Charterhouse Sq., London. ?. C. Porrea
rope., Boston, U.S.A.
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