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'A wan and wistful hope was mine,
Whilst thou on earth didst hold thy
That t oraehow the long whirl of years
Would some time bring xis face to face.
While that dim hope clung to my heart.
Some purple gleams lit up life's sea;
The sirens sat beside the surge
And sang-ah! how alluringly.
ON a pleasant day !n early win
ter, about a year after we
. had settled on the Little Pe
can Creek, I yoked up Lep
and Coaly, the oxen, and put them to
the wagon. I was going for a load of
straw to Johnson place, six miles
north, toward the head of the Little
Two miles from home I came to the
house where Sinclair McCarty, a boy
of my own age, lived. As he was a
good hand at stacking or loading straw
father had suggested that I stop and
get him to go with me. But his moth
er told me that he had gone hunting,
and had been out an hour.
I drove on. Johnson would help me
load the straw; but while jolting
through the woods, I saw McCarty's
dogs ran across the road, and knew
that Sinclair was near. A few shouts
brought him to the wagon. He was
very tall for a boy of sixteen. Very
thin, and had a prominent nose.
: "Well, what do you think of my new.
gun?" was his first remark, as he
held the weapon up for inspection.
"Traded my saddle for her," he ex
, Sinclair's "new" gun was an old
army musket, but he had never owned
a gun before, and was very proud of
t "How does lt shoot?" I asked.
1 "Don't know. Just got my ammuni
tion this morning, and haven't seen
anything to shoot at yet She's all
right, though; you can tell that by
looking at her."
> He consented to go wiih me, and as
"we jogged along, he showed me his
new powder-horn, which he had made
himself. It was a large one, now near
ly full of powder! It hung on one side
of him, and an nmunition-bag of un
dressed deer-skin on the other.
f Scarcely ?ad we ! eft the woods when
a nfule-eared rabbit jumped out of
the prairie grass by the road and went
.hopping off, but sat down about thirty
f "Now just watch her tumble the
xnule-ear!" said Sinclair, for with bor
rowed guns he had become a fair
j Stopping the oxen, I went and stood
at their heads to keep them from run
ning away. At the report of the mus
ket the big rabbit darted off like a
Streak. Sinclair stood staring after it,
as if expecting every moment to see lt
drop dead. When it had disappeared
over the ridge, he nibbed his shoulder,
looked into the muzzle of the gun,
and finally squinted his eye along the
? "She looks all right, and the barrel's
straight enough," he ramarked, in a
puzzled, serious way. "Don't see why
ehe don't shoot straighter. Nearly
kicked my shoulder off, too." Later,
"while reloading, he said: "She's a little
hard on the trigger. Guess I must
have pulled her up when I pulled her
. But after threo more fruitless shots
at "mulerears" as we drove along he
threw the musket on the ground.
. "If that was what the Confederate
soldiers had to fight with, no wonder
our side got licked!" he exclaimed an
"Pick It up and bringet along," I
said, laughing. "You'll need it Christ
mas. It makes a terrible noise," for
lt ls at Christmas time Texas boys set
off their fireworks.
Sinclair took up the musket. "I'll
trade her off the very first chance I
get!" he declared, angrily. "Somebody
hhs got to pay me for that saddle."
Sinclair was a born trader. He had
a reputation among the boys for get
ting the better In swapplngs, but for
once he had been badly cheated, and
was angry over lt
"What'll you take for It?" I asked,
"Never you mind. That saddle was
worth $10, and I'll get something just
"Let's be traveling. We'll soon be
where I saw the deer last week. You'd
better put In ? load of buckshot" I
He poured nearly a handful of pow
'der Into the gun. 'TU put In a load
that Is a load-one that'll scatter all
over the country!" he declared. "If
there's a deer between here and the
Big Pecan, I'll get it" Then he wad
ded up a piece ol newspaper and
rammed lt down on the powder.
. "You'll get kicked heels over head,"
I remarked, from some experience
With a musket
"Let her kick,!" was his reply, as he
hammered the powder till the ramrod
bounced out of the barrel. "I'm going
to put In ammunition enough to kill
something, If she kicks me clean out
of the county!"
: Then Sinclair went on ahead and
walked all the rest of the way, but
saw nelth?r deer nor anything else at
?which he cared to shoot.
: Johnson helped us put the straw on
th J frame. We threw off our coats
and worked and worked, till the wa
gon disappeared and the straw on lt
rose high above the oxen. When
finished the huge load looked like a
8trawstack on wheels. The straw was
so very dry and light that it would
not pack well.
To bind the load a rope tied to the I
fore end of the frame was passed back
over the straw, pulled down till lt cut
deep, and tied to the hind end of the
frame. I tossed Sinclair's coat, pow
der horn and ammunition bag up to
him, and reached up the musket.
Then, getting the oxen started into
the road, I stepped upon the wagon
tongue, climbed the rope hand over
hand, and sat on the front end of the
Sinclair put down the gun, with the
pointing muzzle behind, stuck the
powder horn Into the Btraw to keep it
from sliding off, Crawled forward and
s z by my side. He was In a good hu
Night must overtake us long before
we could get home, and from the
smoke rising beyond the ridge we
knew that the prairie was burning.
At dusk we saw the fire Itself on top
of the ridge. Night had already set
tled down when we rounded a point
of timber and came upon the burning
" The .fire had come over the ridge in
a V-shape, little end first As there
was no wind to speak of, the apex
had stopped at the road, and the two
OF A DREAM.
A song was also in my heart,
Feeble and fitful-often gone
And dreams there were divinely 6weet,
That faded in the flush of dawn.
One day you drank that poppy draught
Which all must drink wno well would
I dream no more, no more I sing,
No more will pulses thrill and leap. "..
Tyng Griswold, in Boston Transcript.
IAD OF FIRE.
blazing Unes were now separating, one
slowly burning toward us . and the
other from us.
Coaly, a bad-tempered beast, puffed
and puffed as we approached the first
fire, and tried to'turn out of the road,
but Lep jogged along complacently
and refused to turn. Soon the wagon
had passed the narrow front of fire,
and was moving between unburnt
prairie on the left and blackened,
smoking ground on the right
Soon we overtook the other line of
fire. The blaze near the road was
only a few inches high, the grass there
being very short. We saw no danger
in passing on, and to this day I don't
know how the accident happened.
Possibly the straw was hanging lower
than we thought, but more probably
the blaze had just reached a bunch of
high grass or a tall, dry weed, and
running uy set fire to the straw. The
i light of the burning prairie kept us
from discovering that we were afire
I till the wagon had gone several yards.
I The first thing we knew flames were
leaping up from the right fore corner
of the load, from a part of the fore
end, and from over a larger part of the
We both sprang to our feet shouting
"Whoa!" with all our might, and the
wagon had nearly stopped when tha
oxen turned their heads to see what
the light behind them meant One
look was enough. With a snort and a
plunge Coaly started. Even lazy old
Lep was panic-stricken. Away they
As the wagon bounded forward Sin
clair and I tumbled backward on the
straw. The oxen wore galloping with
the big; but light load jumping and
rocking behind them. The rush of air
swept the fire over the straw. Before
we could get up smoke and flame
were in our faces. Blinded and con
fused we scrambled to the side and
dropped off, glad to escape In any way.
When we fell, we rolled over and
over in the grass, jarring ourselves
and bruising out knees and elbows.
By the time we had risen and recov
ered our presence of mind, the oxen
and wagon were a hundred yards
down the road, and still running. The
flames had spread over the whole top
of the load, and were leaping forward.
"Come on!" I cried to Sinclair; And
after the wagon I nm, shouting to the
oxen at every jump. Being a pretty
good runner I gained on them, and
had got within twenty yards of the
wagon when I heard Sinclair yelling
'.'Look out there! You'll get shot!"
In my frantic eagerness to stop the
oxen so as to get them loose and save
the wagon I had forgotten all about
that old musket half full of powder
and buckshot on top of the blazing
straw, but now I stopped suddenly
and ducked my head In my fright
"Don't get close!" cried Sinclair,
catching up with me. "She's likely to
go off at any moment!"
But I exclaimed desperately, "We
must do something or lose everything
-the oxen, too! Let's ru?a round to
the side of the wagon!"
"No, we won't!" replied Sinclair.
"No telling which way that gun's
pointing by this time. Keep back till
she goes off. Then we can-"
Rip-bang-boom. A stream of fire
shot out almost over our heads as the
old ramy musket exploded! The buck
shot whistled over us. At tho flash
we had both started to run. I caught
my toe in the grass and fell. At the
same moment a sharp pain ran
through my knee. I was badly fright
"I'm shot!" I exclaimed, getting upon
"Where?" asked Sinclair, returning
to my assistance.
"Here In the knee. I felt the buck
shot go In. It-no, I'm not, either!" I
cried, laughing with relief as I plucked
out a big grass-bur that I had fallen
on and threw lt away.
We started after the wagon again,
but remembered the powder horn.
"It's got two pounds In lt," said Sin
clair. "The musket wasn't a patchln'
to what that powder'll do when lt goej
off. It'll blow everything sky-high."
"O goodness! The oxen will be
killed and the wagon blown to pieces!"
Since the explosion Lep and Coaly
were running faster, and the flaming
load of straw was bouncing and sway
ing down the road. We ran after lt,
keeping as close behind the dangerous
thing as we dared. The prairie around
was brightly lighted. Wisps of blaz
ing straw had begun to fly off behind.
Sinclair's two dogs were racing along
by the wagon.
The powder horn had been pretty
deeply buried In the straw. The oxen
must have run nearly a mile and Sin
clair and I were both panting loudly,
and I was beginning to hope that In
some way there might not bo an ex
plosion, when the flames, which had
been leaping high, shot far higher,
spreading out as they rose. An Instant
later we heard a terrific report The
air far above the wagon was full of
fire and blazing straw.
Fortunately the powder, being high
up in the load and confined only in the
thin horn, had exerted its forco up
ward. Aside from scattering the sur
face straw and making a loud noise
and a big flash it did nothing at all
"Poor Lep and Coaly! They had been
panic-stricken before, but now they
left the road and broke into mad flight
across the prairie. The wagon load of
fire bounding along behind then
seemed no encumbrance.
"No danger -now!" cried Sinclair,
breathlessly. "Let's catch 'em-If we
We increased our speed. Tho blaz
ing straw scattered by tho wagon was
setting fire to the prairie, and we had
to keep on one side. Soon the oxen
circled to the right, making straight
for the ridge. We cut across the
prairie, saving a few hundred yards,
and were again near the wagon.
"If we can-only-only over-over
take 'em!" I gasped, as wo ran.
"Wagon's gone-I guess-but we caa
-we must-must save-the osent
Won't do to -to let 'em -bur -to
"No-that it-won't!" panted Sin
clair. "And if we can-only get-get
her out-before she's-she's burnt- too
much-I can-trade her-for-for a-"
He did not say -what he wanted to
trade the musket for.
Soon the wagon passed over the
ridge and started down the sloping
prairie beyond. On reaching the high
est ground we stopped, puffing loudly.
As we stood resting, with gasping
lungs and pouadlng hearts, we
watched the wagon rush down the
slope. It certainly made a brilliant
spectacle. Tho rope which had cut so
deep Into the straw that the fire conld
not get to lt at first, had by this time
burnt In two, so that the straw had
jolted loose and blazed fiercely. Th?
rocking and plunging wagon threat
ened every moment to turn over, but
always righted Itself. The dogs still
kept near lt Fire enveloped the whole
load now, and the flames were leaping
many feet skyward. A rain of blazing
straws fell from the wagon upon the
dry grass, whlchaqulckly flamed up,
making a fiery trail behind that ox
At that time I was afraid that Lep
and Coaly were scorched, but as after
ward appeared they were only panic
stricken. Even the hair on their tails
waa scarcely singed. The upright
pieces in front prevented any of the
straw from falling forward, and so
fast did the wagon keep going that the
flying wisps and the heat, too, must
have been swept backward by the
Presently Lep and Coaly swung to
one side. The wagon was running too
fast to turn short. Up rose the hind
end in the air, and over lt went, hurl
ing fire many yards beyond! The
frame stopped on Its side, leaning
against the 6traw, and the wagon
rested on the frame.
The oxen had been nearly jerked off
their feet They struggled wildly,
tearing the wagon ioose from the
frame and dragged lt on Its side till it
turned entirely over. They might
have dragged it to pieces, but the
twisting broke the tongue loose from
the yoke. Once free they plunged
away across the prairie at breakneck
Sinclair and I were already running
down +he slope. We did not bother
about the oxen; they could take care
of themselves now. Tho prairie grass
was burning all around the straw in a
widening circle, so that he could not
get near the straw and frame, but wo
righted the overturned wagon and kept
drawing it back till the circle was
large enough. Then we gave it a
push through the blazing grass and
left it standing on the burnt ground.
We then took a running start, jump
ed over the prairie fire into the black
ened circle and drew near to the burn
ing straw and the hay frame. Sinclair
gazed sorrowfully Into the fire and
thought of his loss.
. "She was a good gun-a mighty good
gun," he sighed. "If we'd only saved
her I could have got a fine trade for
her from somebody. Guess, though,
I'd have kept her to hunt with. Oh,
you needn't laugh! I know she didn't
shoot so overly well tho first few
times, but that must have been be
cause I didn't know how to load heh '
I'd never loaded a musket before.
That last shot sounded mighty like it
would have killed something if lt had
half a chance."
"That's so, Sink," I said, "but don't
worry about the old thing. Hunt up
another one. The owner will bo glad
to. trade it to you for a pocket knife.
It-was a pity, though, that you lost so
much good powder. What tickles me
is the way that wagon was saved. If
we'd stopped the oxen before they up
set it, as we tried to, we couldn't have
got the load off, and straw, wagon and
all would haye burnt up before our
eyes, In spite of everything we could
do. Lucky turnover for me."
A little later, after we had rested
and after the prairie fires had opened
a way for us, we turned and trudged
off toward home.-Youth's Companion.
Oncer Indian Sport Which Also Has Its
Aa elephants' Derby sounds dis
tinctly sensational, but the Idea can
not sound more sensational than such
a contest actually ls.
The Briton is nothing if not a
sportsman, despite Napoleon's historic
sneer about our being a nation of
shopkeepers; and wherever John Bull
goes there you may be sure to find
him indulging In one form of sport or
Thus, in India elephants are often
Impressed Into the service of our
sporting enthusiasts, and nn elephants*
Derby recently took place up country.
Steeplechasing with horses is excit
ing enough, but when you have ele
phants engaging in the form of sport
well, you somehow forget that life
ever seemed dull to you.
Naturally, the course ls not so per
fect as at Epsom. Nevertheless, there
are plenty of coigns of vantage from
which crowds of eager spectators, na
tive and white, watch thc progress of
the contest and encourage th? riders
by their small shrieks and constant
By the din alone you would know
that you were in the East, even if you
did not see the spectators and com
petitors. The mahouts, as the native
drivers are called, cling to thc necks
of their mounts, urging them on by
means of their sharp goads, which
they apply to the eleph?nts' ears. To
see the hugo, lumbering creatures be
ing driven over the course at their
utmost 6peed Is at once one of the
most comical and exciting sights im
Barriers and ditches are constructed
at Intervals across the track, and,
though r. novice would In nine cases
out cf ten regard the elephants'
efforts to negotiate these with con
vulsions of laughter, devotees to this
form of racing become far too ab
sorbed in thc fortunes of the contest
for the ludicrous sido of lt to appeal
to them. Besides, it Is just these ob
stacles which provide tho critical
points of the race, for as the elephants
attempt to get over or out of them a
racer goes down and many .1 mahout
is thrown to the ground nt imminent
peril of being crushed by thc elephant
which is immediately following.
Take it as a whole, an elephant
steeplechase is a sight to remember,
and ono you should never miss peeing
if ever you get an opportunity. It out
Dcrbys all tho Derbies within living
recollection as far as excitement ls
Near Wakefield, in Yorkshire, a most
comfortable cottage has been made,
so far as the walls arc concerned, of a
number cf great drain pipes left by a
contractor for years, whilst thc roof
consists of the refuse of an oilcloth
factory. There are in England alone
half a dozen cottages, not to speak of
many summer houses, made wholly
ont of old preserved provision cans.
The house of a foreman "winder" of a
huge colliery near Barnsley contains
five rooms, yet the whole of the outer
walls r roof are made of meat and
Tho Management of Cattle.
.While the use of the best cows ls-a
very Important matter, yet the man
agement of the farm and the cattle
have something to do with the produc
tion of milk. There are cows that will
give more milk on some farms than
oa others, due to better varieties of
grass, more grain food and more com
fortable quarters. An indifferent farm
er may have good cows from which
no profit ls derived because of poor
management. During long periods of
drought the pasture may not provide
but a fraction of the grass compared
with its capacity early in the season,
and It, therefore, becomes more diffi
cult for the animals to supply them
selves. This deficiency the farmer
should observe and supply.
Take two pine or poplar boards, six
Inches wide, an inch and a half thick
and as long LS you want your gate.
Have pickets one by four inches and
as long as you want your gate high.
A NEAT FABM GATE.
Then a braco one by four Inches, long
enough to reach from the lower cor
ner of gate on hinge end to top cor
ner, where the latch ls to be placed.
Lay the two rails down on barn floor
or trestles, If you have them, the
proper distance apart, and nail on your
pickets, putting four nails in each
end. Saw brace to fit in between
rails without notching, and nail pick
ets to this. Bolt on hinges, having
holes in same, so the bolts will pass
through both picket and rail. At the
other end bolt a paling on each side
of the rail. Have a common latch
made out of an old wagon tire or ^n
old piece of bar iron and when this is
properly secured your gate is com
plete-Orango Judd Farmer.
Shrlnksco on tho Tann.
The loss of corn and fodder by
shrinkage varies according to climate
and the conditions of the atmosphere.
Experiments have been made in dif
ferent sections, and the results show
that there is a wide difference in the
shrinkage of corn, wheat and other
grains, and that sometimos the loss
by shrinkage is such as to render the
crop unprofitable. The Michigan Agri
cultural Experiment Station has given
the results of several years' work in
solving the problem, and also published
facts from other sources. Referring
to the relative weights of ears, leaves
and stalks, lt was found that on Au
gust 24 about 24.3 per ceut. of the
total weight of the corn plant above
ground was In the ear. This per cent,
gradually increased until near har
vest time (September 14) above 35.7
of the total weight of the plant was
in the ear. At harvest 46.3 per cent,
of the dry matter of the entire plant
was in the ear. This experiment was
repeated the next year, when it wiis
found that about' 47 per cent of tie
total dry matter of the plant was in
the ear. At harvest (September 14);
the ear contained 45.57 per cent of
dry matter, the stalks 21.53 per cent,
and the leaves 27.27 per cent, the ears,
therefore, not being relatively as dry
as the leaves and stalks. It may be
claimed, by way of convenience,
therefore, that the amount of dry mat
ter in the cars is about equal to that
of the whole plant. Ensilage corn,
cut at different dates, showed the fol
lowing percentages of moisture: Au
gust 10 the moisture was 82.09; Au
gust 25, 70.13; September 0, 72.51, and
September 15, 65.14. One lot of 16,155
bushels of corn, of 70 pounds per
bushel, was carefully weighed when
cribbed. It was to be delivered in
July. It weighed at thc elevator a
fraction over 14,800 bushels, showing
a loss from shrinkage of over 1258
bushels, or about 7% per cent. In one
experiment 7000 pounds of corn
shrank 400 pounds between October 10
and January 10. At thc end of the
year the kernels of corn contained
12.14 per cent, of water and the cobs
25.82 per cent.
It has bf en demonstrated that there
ls a sllgh'i los:^ of weight in wheat
between complete ripeness and the
stage known as dead ripe. There 1?
not only a loss by shelling when the
grain becomes over-ripe, but a given
area, kept in tho ordinary manner,
will weigh less if taken from an over
ripe field than if taken from a field cut
at thc proper time. The amount and
quality of the flour, as well as the
germinating vigor of the grain, are
also less if the grain Is allowed to be
come overripe. Wheat will shrink if
the climate is dry, but when thc wheat
ls taken from au intensely dry climate
to a comparatively Camp one the gain
in weight may amount to as much as
twenty-five per cent. In eighteen
days in an absolutely dry atmosphere
the loss in air-dried wheat was 0.2
per cent; oats, 0.3 per cent, and
barley, 7.S per ceut. According to this
there must naturally ho a gain If ex
posed again to moist air, the gain in
oats in eighteen days being 19.8 per
cent; barley, 20.4 per ceut, and wheat
(in 14 days), 18.8 per cent In a very
dry climate the grain from such may
greatly increase in weight if shipped
to some point where the air is moist,
the purchaser making the gain by the
absorption ol' moisture by the grain.
Experiments also show that wheat
lost and gained in weight several
times in a season by reason of being
exposed to dry and moist conditions.
The difference lu loss or gain of
weight depends upon the condition of
the whent when cured, and hard wheat
loses less than the soft varieties. Thc
same rule applies to corn, oats and
other grains. Shrinkage usually occurs
when grain is kept dry. but loss from
shrinkage does not occur in all places
with uniformity, as a gain in weight
may result during damp periods.-Phil
Need of a Third Kye.
Montaigne once said: "If I had the
power of creating and endowlug my
self I should make myself three-eyed."
"Why a third eye?" some one inquired.
Ho answered: "To enable me to seo
the cheerful side of everything."
Some men have that extra vision. But
it is not a separate organ, not concrete
faculty, but merely a mental atti
tude, a habit of seeing things from rho
best possible point of view.-Phila
delphia Saturday Evening Post <'
He is thc freeman whom the trJth
makes free, and all are slaves besides
NEW FALL WAIST IDEAS.
Golf Bcd, National Blue and Puxplo tho
The flannel shirt waist promises to
be quite as popular as ever this au
tumn, except In the heliotrope shades.
This last, for some Inexplicable Tea
son, ls to be adjured as quite pass?.
. .'? .
The correct new shades for the flan
nel waist, those that will be worn by
the stylish girl, are golf red, national
blue, myrtle, Nile and chasseur or
? * .
The Persian trimming effects, new
this time last year, have disappeared,
and this season are no longer consld
ered desirable as garniture.
* . *
The very long-waisted effect became
so exaggerated that it fell Into disfa
vor with particular women. This au
tumn the waist line will be lowered a
trifle to give a becoming slenderness,
but no more-not the very ugly length
ening way down in front.
* . .
Advices affirm that the uncertainty
In regard to the waist buttoned ro
the back ls past, and that, notwith
standing Its inconvenience, Its popu
larity ls assured on account of Its nov
elty. This fact ls especially noticeable
among the new silk waists, where the
buttoned or hooked back ls decidedly
In the majority.
? * .
Panne applications are among the
latest garniture notions for very eJab
orate waists. Light green panne ap
pllqued on a blue silk waist ls cor?sld
ered very smart.
. . .
Rows of bebe ribbon, either TSlvet
or satin, joined by a herringbone
stitch to form bands about three
inches wide, are a late trimming effect
for silk waists. ,
* ? ?
Sky blue and castor are a fetching
combination that will be mucfi favored
this fall. Castor alone will be one of
the favorite shades for flannel shirt
waists. One reason for Its popularity
is that lt is a shade that will blend be
comingly with any light shade, so ad
mits of a great diversity of stocks and
* o ?
On some few of the advanced mod- "
els of separate waists there is an ap
parent effort to make the postilion
back popular instead of the straight
belted back. These postilions are
tucked, pleated or square and flat.
. . *
Velvet waists, for the most part se
verely plaiu, as any attempt to tuck
them results in a very cumbersome ef
fect, are on view, but are not apt to
be generally worn, as milady does not
seem to take kindly to them.-Phila
Tad in Portrait Painihie;. """
.One of the newest fads in portrait
painting is to portray the fair sitter
under the shade of her parasol. She
must seat .herself In .a. garden chair
and must hold her parasol over her
head, so that Its shade falls orjn "^er
face. None of her features is hidden,
but she is as under a. becoming car
opy. A famous society painter of Eng
land is making a specialty of these
portraits, having done one of the
Princess Victoria and another of a
famous court beauty. . . .
A Nour Material.
Among the new materials which are
coming in the market ls something
called burlap in a light gray. It re
sembles canvas, and to have any style
must be tailor made.
Ostrich Plumes Popular.
Long black and white ostrich plumes
are very much worn this season, and
they are put on the hat to droop not a
little at one side, touching the shoulder
In some Instances.
Silk for Infants Is tabooed and linen
takes Its place for every kind of gav
In India silk there ls a pretty little
tan waist made with a tucked yoke
and two groups of tucking with a
baud of lace Insertion between run
ning around the waist below the yoke.
Narrowly gored skirts or striped silk
satin, or other fabric for short, stout
women are about the only styles that
this season are not decorated in some
manner, even for simple morning
Pretty little colored flannel under
peltlcoats for women are the most
attractive In the French twilled print
ed flannels, lu delicate shades and
simply made, frequently trimmed"
An attractive white petticoat has thc
lower part of the flounce made of
broad and deep panels of all-over em
broidery set in bands of lace insertion,
and finished with a rullle of the lace
on the edge.
Lace threaded with black velvet
ribbon-this fashion has not tho least,
abated. It cannot be said to bo more
fashionable than ever because long
ago the force ot* this popular, and very
effective and becoming, mode could no
Ono way of finishing the nock of a
nightdress of cambric is to have a
wide binding, perhaps two Inches of
tbe material, outlining the neck, and
through this ls run a wide ribbon
which shows through slightly, and is
tied in a big bow in front.
Sash ribbons of gauze .-triped with
threads of gold over which Is n
stamped design in colors are new
and effective. Black and colored vol-;
vet ribbons will continue to be used
throughout thc season for many pur
poses. A note cf black, be lt of velvet,
chiffon or tulle, always gives char
acter to the toilet in light colors or
Pink, blue, yellow and white pique
dresses are made in a variety of
styles. Thc simplest have a bolero,
and a skirt with heavy rows of stitch
ing; the more elaborate are covered
with incrustations of yellow guipure
and embroidery and are worn over
aa under pottlcoat trimmed high with
ruffles of chiffon, each edged with' a
THE FOOD OF FISHES.
MANY ARE VEGETARIANS AND EN
JOY A DISH OF GREENS.
Denizens of the Sea Not Only Prey Upon
One Another, But They Eat Wormi,
Jellyfish, Seaweed and Shellfish-Have
A writer has recently distinguished
animals as those which derive their
food from thc soil and those which
liye on other animals. The fact is, how
ever, that all animal life is supported
directly or indirectly from the soil. The
food of all.animals is vegetation or oth
er animals which live on vegetation.
Thus all animal life rests on a vegeta
Many persons have the idea that the
food of nearly all the fishes is animal
life found in the sea. This is probably
true of many varieties, but not a few
fishes are vegetarians and there are
many fishes that vary their meat diet
with more or less vegetable food. A
little while ago an English naturalist
who was dissecting a bream found in
its stomach in addition to a crab a con
siderable quantity of two kinds of sea
weed, though the bream is reputed to
live on animal life. Some of the text
books say that thc gray mullet, a popu
lar fish in British waters, feeds only on
the animal matter it obtains by strain
ing sand or mud in its mouth. This is
not a scientific conclusion. No biologist
of a European university could convince
a practical Cornwall fisherman that the
gray mullet does not eat seaweed. He
knows that this is so for he often finds
the fish's stomach full of seaweed.
.There is a great deal of vegetable
matter floating around in the sea. Ev
erybody knows of the eddy in the At
lantic ocean where the currents whirl
the hundreds of miles around a great
center, thc Sargasso Sea, in which sea
weeds drift and remain in thc quiet
waters within the swirl until they be
come waterlogged and sink of their ex
tra weight. It has been found that the
enormous quantities of seaweeds, algai
and other vegetation that cover the sur
face of the Sargasso Sea with vivid
green arc mostly torn by thc v/aves
from the shores of Yucatan and other
Gulf of Mexico coasts and drift for
many hundreds of miles before they find
lodgment in thc Sargasso. Vast quan
tities of vegetation also drift out to sea
that never reach the currents whirling
around this grass-covered part of the
ocean. Thus vegetation from the land
has wide distribution over the sea and
it has been proved that it is relished
by many varieties of fish.
The scientific work of Dr. Nansen in
Arctic waters proves that a large popu
lation of fish is introduced into the cold
seas from the west, and that the food
supplies to support this vast marine
population come mainly from the east.
He say3 that the Siberian current flow
ing to the northwest is of great import
ance in conveying a constant supply of
nourishment to the pelagic animals of
thc north polar basin. This nourish
ment consists of microscopic algae, some
of thc smallest specimens of vegetable
life. They are chiefly diatoms which
are found to abound in the superficial
polar water of thc Siberian Sea, though
gradually, diminishing in quantity west
ward, apparently owing to their being
largely fed upon by various plagie ani
mals. Indeed, without such a constant
conveyance of nourishing matter there
could be no such rich fish and other
animal life in the polar seas. We have
read accounts by Arctic explorers of '* *
dark bands and discolorations "-'..".ica
by thc icc in-northern water iTicy are'
mainly due to these min_.e and lowly
plants on which the northern fish feed
to a considerable extent.
Of course, the sea is full of a great
variety of food. Fish not only prey upon
one another, cat seaweed, algae, and
other forms of vegetation, but they are
also able to vary their diet with worms,
jellyfish, seaweed, and many kinds of
shellfish. Thc fish must have a deli
cate stomach, and a most exacting palate
that cannot find in the myriad forms of
animal and vegetable life pervading the
sea materials for a tempting meal.-New
An American visitor to this country,
annoyed at being pressed for settlement
of a bill by thc landlord of the hotel at
which he was staying, threatened to
"You don't stir from this hotel until
you have paid up," protested the man
"Just put that in writing, and I'll stay
here for thc remainder of my days," was
TO BE PERFECTLY FRANK
A gentleman who is no longer youno;,
and wh ?> never was handsome, asked his
son's chil i what he thought of bim. The
boy's parents were present. The young
ster made no reply.
"Well, so you won't tell me what you
think of mc? Why won't you?"
"Cause I don't wan't to get licked," re
plied the sprig of a rising generation.
TALLULAH FALLS EXPOSITION
Ono Fare Round Trip From Ail Points
Account Blue Bklgo and Tallulah Falls
Exposition Bept. 17th, 18th and 19th. For
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W. P. Erwin, Secretary, Tallulah Fulls, Ga.
There is one savings bank in New York
City which has deposits of more than $6S,
000 OOO and o. surplus of moro than $7,000,
Wo refund 10c. for every package of Pcr
* AM FADELESS DYE that fails to give satisfac
tion. Monroe Drug Co.. Unlonvtllo, Mo.
Tho shortest term? of Governors are in
Massachusetts and Rhode Island -one
year each. _
It'e the hard rubs of tho world that
make a man bright.
There ia moro Catarrh in this sootion of tho
country than all other diseases put together,
and until tho last few years was supposed to bo
incurable. For a great many yc*n? doctors
pronounced it a local disease and prescribed
local remedies, and by constantlv failing to
cure with local treatment, pronounced it in
curable. Roionoo has proven catarrh to bo a
constitutional disease and thorefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by F. J. Choney <fc Co.. Toledo,
Ohio is tho only constitutional cure on tho
racrkot. It ls taken Internally in doses irom
lb drops to a teaspoonful. It aots directly on
the blood and mucous surfaces of the system.
They offer one hundred dollars for any case
it falls to cure. Send for circulars and iesU
monials. Address F.J.CHEWKT A Oo./ToleUo, 0
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are tho best.
South Dakota has more Indians (11.000)
than anv other State. Of tho Territories
Indian Territory has 50,000 and Arizona
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Tho longest State is California (770
miles: the widest, Texas (760). Tho next
In breadth is Montana (580).
Science Versus Romance.
How thc shades of the old poets and
fablc-writcrs woirld tremble with amaze
ment and indignation If they could come
back to thc upper world and stand once
more in classic Greece! Right in the
center of the famous land of Boeotia a
company of enterprising Englishmen
have laid desecrating hands upon a body
of water once sacred to the gods and the
heroes, and, having drained it, they are
now using its fertile bed as a great truck
farm. Melons, colza, beets and other
vegetables are cultivated where naiads
used to disport themselves, and the cry
of the teamster, as he carries the "truck"
to market, is heard close by the spot
where once stood a famous oracle of
Apollo. The body of water is Lake Co
p?is, the largest in Greece, which has
thus fallen a victim to the base uses of
A DECEIVING WORLD.
Madge-Did you ever love a man you
Dolly-Certainly I Sometimes it takes
a long while before you find out he
hadn't any money.-Puck.
Value of a nan's I, if e.
The Supreme Courts have deoided that the
life of the averaga mon :? worth just what ho
ls able to earn. A. man's earnings depend to
a great extent upon his physical health. The
stomach is the measure of health and strength
Every man may be bright and aotlve if bis
digestion is normal. If it is not. Hostttter's
Stomaoh Bitters will make it so. Try It for
dyspepsia, indigestion, constipation, bilious
ness, flatulency, liver or kidney troubles.
There are more Chinese (107,000) in the
United States than Dutch (81,000), and
almost aa many as French (113,000).
When the Eyes Are Sick
Something must be dono and done quickly.
Little neglects brio,- big diseases. When the
eyes are soro or lullamed use John R. Dickey's
Old Reliable Eye-water, lt stops Inflammation,
cures ^ranUIHted lids, and bringa ease at once,
lt causes absolutely no palu. 25ets. Dickey
Drug Co., Bristol, Tenn.
The area of Texas is 286,000 square
miles; of Rhode Island, 1247.
FIT8 permanently cured. No fits or nervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. $2 trial bottle and treatise fres
Dr. E. H. Rxn?E, Ltd., 881 Arch St., Phila. Pa.
The girl who is lost
easily finds herself in love.
Bee advertisement of EE-M Catarrh Curo In
another column-the beet remedy made.
From 1800 to 1000 the population of Ne
vada fell from 45,700 to 42,300; the popu
lation of Oklahoma increased from 61,800
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for childroa
teething, soften the gums, reduces Inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind coli J. 25O a bottle
Times must be pretty hard when a man
can't even collect nis thoughts
I do not believe PIso's Cure for Consump
tion has an equal for coughs and colds.-JOHN
F. BOTEB, Trinity Springs, Ind., Feb. 15, 1900.
Taking everything into consideration
the suspension bridge ia without a pier.
" I -have used your Hair Vigor
for five years and am greatly
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Helen Kilkenny,New Portland, Mc.
Ayer's Hair Vigor has
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and it never fails to do
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You can rely upon it
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$1.00 a boitte. All dru^ists.
If your drugpiat cannot supply you,
send us one dollar and we will express
you a bottle. Bo suro and give the name
of your nearest express omeo. Address,
J. C. AYER CO., Lowell, Mass.
A bad breath means a bad
stomach, a bad digestion, a
bad liver. Ayer's Pills are
liver pills. They cure con
stipation, biliousness, dys
pepsia, sick headache.
25c All druggists.
Want your moustache or beard a beautiful
brown or rich black? Then use
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