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WHAT IS HAPPINESS?
'Tis aa empty fleeting shade,
By imagination mud?;
'Tis a bubole. straw or worse;
'Tis a baby's bobby borne;
''Tis ten thousand pounds a year;
'Tis a title; 'tis ? name;
'Tis a puff of empty fame,
Fickle as the b'reecet blow;
'lis a lady's les or No;
And when tho description's crowned,
Tis just nowhere to be found.
- Joseph Brown Ladd.
I THE LOST QUARRY. 5
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j BY KOK L. HENDRICK. ^
In the fall of 1880 I was a schoolboy,
14 years of age. in the little hamlet of
Towanda, in Butler county, Kansas. It
was the headquarters of McGillespie &
Evans, buyers "of beef-cattle and hogs,
and of the South-Central Kansas Mar
ble and Freestone company.
This company had had the curious
?xperience of losing one of its quarries
by the great flood of the Pecan creek in
IS77. The original owner, who alone
bad known precisely where to begin
operations, had been drowned. The
aiarble specimens, on the strength of
which he had succeeded in interesting
.he company, were of a pink and purple
mottled stone, close in texture, free of
cleavage, and susceptible of a fine pol
sh. None of the directors had been
able to find the exact place after the
freshet had radically changed the con
formation of the valley. So, while
they were eogaced in developing other
properties, they offered three hundred
dollars to any one who should redis
cover the quarry for them, and there
the matter had rested for three years.
McGillespie & Evans, the stock
dealers, bought thousands of fat steers
and hogs during each season, and after
collecting: them In their big corals be
side-the^we it water river,-would drive
them ten ^nilcs across country to El
Dorado, the county seat, where they
were shipped by rail to Kansas City, St.
Louis or,Chicago. These trips were
usually made at night, to avoid the
heat of the sun, and were deeply inter
esting to the boys of the community.
After much pleading, I had been per
mitted to accompany"<orie of the drives,
and thereafter was regularly engaged
as McGillespie's assistant whenever my
parents would permit me to go. Usu
ally the drive was made on Friday
In September"*' McGillespie was
thrown by a mustang; and had his left
leg broken. "His partner, Evans, with
Tony, the herdsman, was down in "the
Nation," as the Indian Territory was
called, buying cattle from the Chero
The big coral-was filled almost to
overflowing with yellow, black and
parti-colored hogs, bought within the
past week; and as the price was r?^
ported likely to fall suddenly, it.was
necessary to get the hogs to Kansas
City at once.
In his pain and anxiety McGillespie
sent for me, and asked if I could get
the hogs safe to El Dorado that night.
"Alone?" I asked.
"Weel, not exactly, but pretty near,
pretty near," cried the old Scotchman,
impatiently. "Ye can have Sicker and
Susie and young Tony, but none o'
th?m'younk?rs from the school. Tve
tried 'em,Tm' they'reno mortal use."
. Slicker and Susie, the trained dogs
of* the firm, half Scotch collie and
half wolfhound? were invaluable assist
ants.'; Ten-year-old'Tony, the Italian
drover's "son, had grown up beside a
stock coral; but our force was pitifully
weak to manage four hundred hogs.
There was not a fence, aside from a
lew Osage orange hedges, between To
wanda and El Dorado; and the road
wes lined with cornfields of from 10 to
200 acres each.
McGillespie told me he would pay me
twenty-five dollars If I got the drove
safe .to El Dorado before sunrise, bub
would deduct a dollar for every shoat
left by- the wayside.
Just ht sundown we opened the cor
ral gates.' . Slicker and Susie were on
opposite sides of the main street of the
hamlet, about one hundred yards in
advance. Tony and I skirmished on
the rear flanks, and Kitty, the experi
enced road marc, walked slowly be
hind, dragging a rattling buckboard.
In this manner-we made good progress,
and to my amazement passed through
the settlement, and had gone fully four
miles beyond before dark, without the
loss of a hog.
Then we reached a point where the
road skirted Cochrane's one-hundred
acre corn field. On the left was an old,
ill-cared-for hedge, 40 feet high in
places. Here the drove jammed, in
spite of the dogs' efforts to keep the
leads moving, and some of the hogs
were crowded against the hedge and
severely pricked by the long, sharp
thorns. These hogs set up a fearful
squealing,'arid bolted "Over the backs
of the others'into.the-corn field, where
they went scurrying off, still squealing
as they ran.
Here was a pretty mess[ By Tony's
advice I paid no attention to the fugi
tives, but instead hurried the drove
past the corn-field and turned them
into Cochrane's big corral, which hap
pened to be empty.
Then, going Dack to the farther edge
of the corn-field for the stray hogs, we
beat our way through it with the dogs
on either flank, and found our quarry
grouped In a gulch. They had to be
bitten freely about the ears by Slicker
before they would start.
Then they ran like deer, making a
three-mile detour before we finally
headed them into an angle of the Coch
rane' corral. When we had released
the main body the strays mingled with
them, and we congratulated ourselves
that the worst was over.
But it was rfow one o'clock at night;
we were already tired, and had made
only two-fifths of our juorney.
For the next three milei? we had lit
tle trouble. But some of the older and
fatter hogs "'ere becoming tired. They
took to lagging, and our switches had
very, little effect in persuading them to
Thinking that all were by this time
enough to keep to the road, I called in
the dogs *o drive from behind, while
Tony and I took their places on the
flanks. The dogs, by nipping at ears
or hams, kept the hogs moving mu.ch
better than we could.
We- had just reached the Pecan val
ley and were almost in sight of El Do
rado,?when a dozen young hogs sud
denly dashed to the right, passing
between me and the creek. Susie
would have headed them with ease, but
I fell into a gopher's hole, and nearly
broke my leg. As I scrambled to my
feet.I saw the runaways' back glisten
in the moonlight as they dashed into a
clump of underbrush a hundred rods
Just them we heard a voice calling
from the bridge. It was John Tobin,
the shipping agent of the firm at the
station, who had ridden out on the
chance of meeting us.
Leaving him io help Tony get the
drowe into the shipping yards, I bor
rowed his pony, whistled for Slicker to
follow, and galloped after the runaway
Without the borowed pony I could
never have over taken them, for they
displayed wonderful speed and endur
ance, and continued to press on at a
sharp trot for miles, over an exceed
ingly rough country. And the dog was
just as necessary to me in the pursuit
as the horsa He followed by scent,
while in the semi-darkness I would
have found it impossible to track the
hogs by sight
We kept on for nearly an hour, fol
lowing the creek bottom. But at the
end of that time the fugitives turned
toward the low bluffs. Slicker was an
eighth of a mile ahead. I was enabled
to folow because at intervals he
barked, probably whenever the scent
Suddenly he began to bay loudly,
and riding up I found the pigs cor
nered in a sort of pocket in the bluffs,
apparently formed by a washout. At
the back there was almost a cave, and
in this the hogs were huddled, and
rushed savagely at SI?CM r when he en
deavored to drive then jut.
My patience was at an end. Slipping
off the pony, which I left at the down
river side of the pocket, I ran toward
the cave, encouraging the dog in his at
tack, and at the same time fumbling
for stones along the side of r*?.e bluff.
I gathered a dozen or more, dropping
into the pockets of my canvas jacket
all I could not hold in my hands. Then
I "went for" the pigs, hurling the
stones at them and shouting wildly.
The onslaught had the desired effect
They broke away and ran in a com
pact body up. the creek valley.
Scrambling on the pony, I followed
them vigorously. They were pretty
tired when we got back to the road, j
where I found Tony and Mr. Tobin
awaiting us.. Just at sunrise we turned
the last bog Into the stock yard "enclos
ure. -- ...... ...
There were just five missing, but we
concluded they must have been lost
back in the Cochrane corn-field. Every
thing considered, it had been a fa'rly
After delivering the drove to Tobin.
I recollected that I had not thrown at
the hogs all the rocks I had collected.
The two that remained I drew from my
pocket, intending to throw them away.
Then I saw that one of the stones was
a fragment of marble, identical with
that so long sought for by the quarry
company. I- said nothing, but put the
fragment back into my pocket
Tony and I then started to drive
home. We had the good luck to find
the five missing hogs by the way. Driv
ing them before us, we reached To
wanda shortly after noon. McGillies
pie cheerfully paid me the twenty-five
dollars, of which I gave Tony ten.
Then I set off to find niy. Older broth
er, Bob. After showing him the frag
, ment of marble, I suggested that I had
stubbled by chance upon the missing
quarry. At two o'clock that afternoon
we mounted our ponies and rode rap
idly on my trail of the night before to
the pocket where thc last hogs had
turned at bay.
What I had taken for a bluff was a
mass of debris piled fully four hun- I
dred feet in advance of the true bluffs,
which were only about ten feet in
height at that point. Thc lost quarry
had been buried beneath this debris,
but its shoulder now was exposed be
low the cave where the pigs had been
With pieces of crooked stick we dug
away the earth, and in two m fmies ex
posed the long-lost marble ledge. Tak
ings a number of specimens with us, we
returned to Towan da, and thc company
cheerfully paid me the three hundred (
dollars within a fortnight-Youth's
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
In humble life -r is great repose.
To live is no' blessing, but to
I live well.
-He who is his own friends is a friend
to all men.
That part of life which we really
I'ke, is short.
It is not goodness to be better than
the very worst *
Make haste to- live, and consider
each day a life.
If you Judge, investigate; if you
Our care should be not to live long,
but to live enough.
The hour which gives us life, be
gins to take it away:
It ls better often not to see an in
sult than to'avenge it
This body is not a home, but an inn,
and that only for a short time.
If you live according to nature, you
never v. Ul b? poor; if, according to the
world's caprice, you will never be
rich.-The Sayings of Seneca.
Some Quaint Kv^nbit ions.
Some curious ordinances arc at
tached to the occupancy of the Sir
John Hawkins almshouse at Chatham,
the vacancies in which have jii6t been
filled up by the governors. The alms
houses were founded in 1592 by the
great Elizabethan admiral fo; poor and
aged mariners and shipwrights of the
loyal navy. Every morning a hand
bell was to call the pensioners to
prayers, and those who failed to re
spond were made to "forfeit 4d. for
every default." Also once a quarter
the minister was directed tc examine
them in the parish church "concerning
their ability to say the prayers." Those
who failed were given a quarter's
grace to learn tne prayers, and if they
were then unable or unwilling to re
peat them they were to be "expelled
forever from the hospital." The charl-'
ty continues, but it is now much moro
charitable in its demands upon the
memory of the aged and infirm.-Lon
Eiiguceinent King* for .Men
To Lila Sloane belongs the credit
of having Inaugurated a new fashion
which will doubtless find many follow
ers, both in and out of the 400. Un
til now engagements have been sig
nalized by the gift of a ring to tho
maiden by her swain. Miss Sloane,
not content with this, has presented
her future husband an engagement
rhig, which he now wears in token of
the fact that he is no longer a free
agent, but under orders.
It is a very handsome ring, adorned
with a large cabochon sapphire
flanked by two fine diamonds, and ia
fittel on to the little finger of his left
hand. In the future all men who mar
ry and who belong to the fashionable
set In New York will likewise look for
an engagement ring from their fiancee,
a species of return for the ring which
they give to her]-New York Journal.
Worked to Dentil.
If there is one word more than an
other we long to open the back door
of a hearse for, and slide it gently in,
it is the word "genial."- Atchisou '
HOUSEHOLD PETS DANGEROUS.
Birds and Animals Are Often tho
Medium of Carrying Contagion.
"Pet Animals and Disease Distribu
tion" is a subject treated interesting
ly in "American Medicine," a Phila
The article alludes to the publication
in New York newspapers of the inter*
esting details of a prominent aoclety
woman's display of affection fbr ter
dying and dead parrot There was
even question, it seems, of an expen
sive funeral, with many of the acces
sories usually accorded to those higher
In the scale of being. The parrot is
said to have died of a severe throat
According to one of the New York
papers, owing to the swollen and in
flamed condition of the bird's throat
it was unable to tall? and seems also
to have been unable' to-swallow. Not
withstanding thl?f, members of the
family aro said to have bestowed
many caresses upon the ailing bird.
It may be as well to remind foolish
individuals whose affections are so
perverted that there is a very contag
ious disease which attacks especially
the throats of parrots and which on a
number of occasions has been com
municated to human beings with seri
ous and even fatal results. This dis
ease, called psittacosis, from the
Greek word for parrot, was first
studied about five years ago in Paris
during an epidemic that developed in
that city and was for a long time
a mystery to attending physicians.
Altogether about sixty human be
ings were attacked by the disease
during one winter and of these about |
40 per cent flied. It is very probable |
that pet animals arc ve?iicles for tho j
distribution of a good many more dis
eases than has been thought Dis
ease germs very seldom travel through
the air, though this is popularly sup
posed to be the usual method of con
veyance for microbes. Flies, mos
quitoes, birds, pet animals of vari
ous' kinds are undoubtedly quite often
the medium of contagion.
The more t?at ls known of the biol
ogy of of disease germs and of the
intermediate host between man and
man the more is it realized that usu
ally living things and not inanimate
objects are the carriers of infectious
muterial. Some time we will reach a
stage of civilization in which lt will
be realized that wild extremism in
making pets of animals, denaturaliz
ing their lives and making them liable
to all the ills of humanity besides
their own, is a relic of savagery and
Is too often a manifestation of that
barbaric selfishness of spirit that de
lights in slaves.
When this bit of unthinking prime
vality is done away with we shall
have less of the morbid spirit that
fosters anti-vivisection and similar
AN UNTUTORED IMPRESSION.
"I understand," said one savagt.
islander, "that the last of the Caribs
have about disappeared, owing to the
numerous explosions in their vicinity."
"Yes," answered the other; "In
other words, the Caribs may now be
regarded as civilized."-Washington
Harriet-What shall I say In our
advertisement for a cook?
Harry-Well, say that we'll take her
with us to any summer resort she may
prefer.-Detroit Free Press.
TYHKE BY THE SEA.
Tho Most Delightful Seashore Resort
On i li o South Atlantic Coast,
Low Bato Excursion Ticket < aro now on
nt nil ticket oflleos on tho Central or
Georgia Hallway. For full particulars,
rntfs sohvdulo*! ete., a*fc the nearest agent.
F. J. Robinson, Asst. Q'en'l. Pasa. Agent,
tsnvanuah, Ga.; J. C. Halie, Goa. Pus*.
Agent, Snvannnh, Ga.
The ashes, so calhd, from volcanoes are
6imp!y lava that is finely pulverized.
I.urtir? Cnn We?r Shoea
One size amalle after using Allen's Foot
Ease, a powder foi the feet. It makes tight
or now shoes easy. Cures swollen, hot, sweat
lng, aching feet, ingrowing nails, corns and
bunions. At all druggists and shoe stores,
25c. Trial package FT.V.K by mail. A'ddress
Allen S. Olmsted, Lo Roy, N. Y.
A golden opportunity doesn't always glit
FITS permanently cured.No fits or nervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
NerveUestorer.(2trial bottle and treatlsefroe
Dr. P.IL KLINK, Ltd., 931 Arch St., I'hiln., Pa.
The airship inventor is usually a flighty
E. A. Rood, Toledo, Ohio, says: "Hall's
Catarrh Curo eared my wife of catarrh flf- j
teen years ago and she has had no return of
lt. It's asure cure." Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Thc optim: believes that the best years |
of hiH life an. head of him.
Mn>. YViosiow's Soothing Syrup iorobildren j
I eethlng, soften the gums, reduces lnfiamma
tiou.anayspajn.cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle !
The shadow of suspicion always bas i
something behind it.
I do not boliovo Piso's Cure for Consump
tion has an equal for coughs and colds-JOHX
F. BOYES, Trinity Sprlugs, Iud., Feb. 15,1000.
The florist is not addicted to throwing
bouquets at himself.
' I have used Ayer's Hair Vigor
for thirty years. It is elegant for
a hair dressing :nd for keeping the
hair from splitiinr at the ends."
J. A. Gruenenieider, Grantfork, 111.
friendships. If the hair
splitting is done on your
own head, it loses friends
for you, for every hair of
your head is a friend.
Ayer's Hair Vigor in
advance will prevent the
B spatting. If the splitting
?j ha: begun, it will stop it.
Sl.CC a tolllc. All druggists.
If your druggis* cannot supply you,
send us one do.'lar und ve will express
you a bottle. Uc sure and give the name
of your nearest, express office. Address,
J. C. AYER CO., Lowell, Mass.
Dizzy? Headache? Pain
back of your eyes? It's your
liver! Use Ayer's Pills.
Want your moustache or beard a
beautiful brown or rich black? Use
50cti.of dfuggi$tlorR. P. Hall & Co , Nashua, N. H
These are things I'll Dover do
When I'm all grown up, like you,
Send my little Kiri to bed
When her story-book's half read;
Cull her ia to prnctlso scales
When she's hunting ladino tralla;
Make her keep ua apron oa
When she wears her best pink gownj
Give her Just oatmoal and broud
When the rest have cakes instead)
Comb tho snarls out twice a day
x When the hair gets rough in play,?*
your hair so hard to curl
When you were a Utile girl?
An Itirtlftn Gurnet
.A game that is mystifying ami at th?
Earae time interesting to play, is mind
reading. Any number of people can
Join in the fun, but the more there are
the better. A ring is formed, RU Join
ing hands, and thero must be two
sitting next to each other who know
the secret of the game. Let us call
theso'two Alice and May. Alice, who
is. introduced as a "professional mind
reader." leaves the room, and those re
maining choose, any word, a short
one preferably. The object of tho
game is for Alice, who is ignorant of
the word, to return and guess lt, and
this may be done by a simple tittle
trick so that it attracts no attention
whatever. All ore tolu to close their
eyes, and think hard of the Word
chosen. Then Alice is called back and
sits down in the olrcle, taking hold of
her accomplice's hand, as well as that
of her neighbor on the other side. Then
very quietly May taps Alice's palm with
her finders, the taps signifying the let
ters, the first tap meaning "a," the
second for "b?" and so on. For in
stance, supposing the word was cab
May would tap Alice's hand three
times, c being the third letter in the
alphabet, and then pause for an in
stant, so that Alice'might understand
that was the first letter. Then one tap
and a pause, would mean "a," and since
"t" is the twentieth letter in the alpha
bet, Alice would easily understand
twenty taps for "t" Thus any word
n.ay be spelled out, and it is always a
long time beiore the uninitiated "catch
on."-New York Tiiuune.
The great house stood lonely ami
empty among the trees. "A splendid
place for a home," thought Mr. Wren,
as he (lew about inside and inspected
the rooms with a keen eye. "Just the
very place for us to start housekeep
ing in," he decided at last, and flew
away to tell Mrs. Wren about it
Mrs. Wren was delighted when she
sa,w it After much thought and
trouble, sho picked out a snug corner
in one room as just the right place for
her nest. So safe and removed from
all disagreeable noises. The Wrens
moved in at once, and started nest
building Ute very same day.
Now the reason that there was no
ono living in the house was that it had
only just been built and the* men had
finished work on lt and were leaving
it to dry before the owners should
move in. And meanwhile Mr. Wren
and his wife were havVng a very happy
time in their new home, working hard
and making and receiving visits among
But one day Mrs. Wren flew home
in a great fright from her dally out
ing. "What do you think," she gasped,
"some human people are. moving into
our house. You must go, my dear, at
once and tell them to go right away.
They have no business here."
"I'm afraid they have got business
here and we are the ones who ought
not to be here," answered Mr. Wren,
after he had flown outdoors and taken
a peek at the human people. "At any
rate, my dear, they have brought
boxes and trunks and must intend to
stay, so I'm-afraid we must move
They piclf ' out a nice branch in
an old oak ! and sadly said "good
by" to the a home. "I shall come
around every now and then and see
how the house gets along without us,"
said Mrs. Wren, as she settled down
for the first night in the new nest.
"I'm sure those hvman people won't
keep the house in order-not half so
tidy as I did."-Brooklyn Eagle.
MeillltnrizlllR H Rooster.
I knew a little boy who used to per
iorm the trick of mesmerizing a rooster
very successfully. He had a bright
young rooster, of which he was very
fond, and which he often brought into
the house. "*
He would hold this rooster on his
lap, and with a pio:e of chalk draw
lines from the tip of hi6 bill to thc
bock of its neck, pressing very lightly
with the chalk.
At first the rooster would appear
sleepy, and then would nod Its head
very drowsily, and finally to all ap
pearances go fast asleep.
If put upon the floor the rooster
would remain standing, but with its
eyes fast closed. Tuen the little boy
would bring a light near to thc roos
ter's eyes, and lt would stretch Its
neck and crow a great many times,
as if the sun were just coming up,
although its eyes were closed all the
Then this young mesmerist would
lightly tap the rooster's bill and spurs
with a lead pencil. The rooster would
immediately ruffle his neck feathers,
flap his wings, thrust his spurs and go
through all the motions of a furious
He would keep this up until
stopped by being lifted from the floor
and then set down again.
When the little boy would give the
r.sual call which summoned the chick
ens to their meals the rooster would
try his best to pick holes in the floor,
thinking he was makin? a fine meal of
corn. ' a few pieces of grass were
brushed against his face and some but
tons dropped upon his toes he would
scratch away at a great rate, as if do
ing his best to destroy a garden. Does
n't it seem surprising that a rooster
should have such an Imagination?
The rooster was awakened by strok
ing the feathers on the top of his head
backward and then giving him a slight
jolt and setting him upon his feet
It is curious that the more he was
mesmerized the easier it became and
the more things he would do. An? it
did not hurt him in the least. He grew
BO large and handsome that he wa3
filially sold for a fancy price.-Quincy
The Itoinnn Schoolboy.
Somethingjnewjn the form of an ex
ercise book forbud""5taig Greek scholars
[..as made its appearar?r*^in Germany.
Into this "Greek ReadcrT^says the
Westminster Gazette, have be?n packed
all sorts of delightful and almost un.
known specimens of the literature of
indent Greece, such as fables, fairy
tales, stories, etc., adapted fbf Obiing
people. There affc also examples of the
work ?e?e by the pupils of the Graeco
Koman scuools rome twenty centuries
I he following, for instance, is thc ac
count of his daily routine work by a
Roman scnoolboy. Ho writes: "I wak:
up before sunrise; leave my bed, si:
down with my straps and shoes and put
on 'my'shoes. Then water for washing
?s""b'ro?ght to me. I wssh first my
hands, then my face, take off my night
cap, put on my undergarment, anoint
and comb my hair, arrange my neck^
cloth, put on a white paper garment
and a wrapper. Then I leave fny bed
room together with my tutor and my
maid? salute my father and mbther ?nd
leave the hOus?." Th? mixture bf Spar
tan abstinence in leaving horrie Without
a breakfast and *>f the ak r ??
Spartaft luxury Of ari attendant, 'tutor
and Si?id ?s suggestive.
The youth goes on to explalri, wtt?l
? deliciously pedantic air: t reach the
school, enter and say 'good morning,"
my teacher.' He returns the saluta
tion-. My slave bands slate, pen box
and pencil to me. I sit down in my
place and write, and then I cross out
wbat I have written. I write from a
cr.py and show it to trip teacher. Hs
corrects and crosses out what is bad.
Then he makes mc read aloud, Mean
while, the small boys have to learn
tneir letters and spell out syllables-.
One of the bigger boys reads to thehl.
"Others write "crees, and I gb ih far
tt spelling competition-. Theft I decline
arid analyze s<ome verses. When I have
done all this I go home to breakfast. I
change my clothes, and then I eat white
bread and olives, cheese, figs and nuts
and go drink some cold water. After
breakfast I go back to school. I find
the reader reading aloud, and he says:
'Now we will begin at the beginning,' "
This schoolboy performance goes a
long way to show once more that there
ls nothing new under thc sun.-New
Tho Kittens Cnnie Hnc-k.
Our cat was called Kitty Jones to
distinguish her from Kitty Smith next
door, at least that was ono reason and
another was that when she came to
us, a tiny ball of a kitten with the di
viding line between her bright eyes so
distinctly on One side, we called her
Tom, and it was only when he found
her one one morning cuddling a large
family of kittens we decided her name
was a misfit, and not having another
name convenient, we dubbed her Kitty
fi om that moment. She accepted the
clfange with an air of utter indiffer
ence, being so engaged with lier family
that probably she did not notice such a
trifling matter And small wonder that
he was proud of her babies; there
were five of them, two tortoise-shell
darlings with tiger lines on their fore
head just like their mother's, and the
other* were mixed gray and white,
cunning, puffy little things, such per
ject delights to hold that it required all
mamma's authority to Keep us away
from the cenar where Mrs. Kitty had
ts ken up her residence.
But at last there came a -.me v/hen
all the little eyes were wide open, and
the five began to roamper about thv?
cellar, and finally to creep up the back
steps. One was always treading on a
stray kitten, and mamma decided that
they must be sent away. So ene after
noon wa coaxed Mrs. Kitty into the
house, and shut her up in a Tong dark
closet under the rtairs, where she went
quietly to sleep.
Then Aunt Mary, our old colored
house servant, carefully gaitered up
the kittens, tucking them snugly in a
warm basket, and went on a pilgrim
age out in tlie country among her
friends, leaving a little furry present
of a kitten wherever she paid a
Now comes the strange part of mv
story. Aunt idary was to stay over
night, so when she had been gone
about two hours we childi en opened
the little dcor under the stairs and
Mrs. Kitty walked out, blinking and
yawning and stretching, as cats do
when they've had a nice, long nap. 0?
course, as a matter of habit she went
straight to the cellar, and we all fol
lowed and peeped in to see what she
would do. She wasn't a bit disturbed;
she just sniffed around a moment,
curled herself up in her usual nook and
fell to washing her face. We decided
that she hadn't a particle of feeling,
not even tne very natural feeling of
a parent. Mamma was glad that she
took it so philosophical^. and Mrs.
Kitty in consequence had extra milk
for her supper.
Bright and early next morning we
were roused by a shriek of delight from
Reggie, the youngest of us.
"Oh, mamma, mamma," he cried,
"come and see! Mrs. Kitty has some
more kittens just like the others!"
We all rushed to the cellar as soon
as we could tumble Into our clothes,
and sure enough, there, sat Mrs. Kitty
surrounded by her reunited family,
washing their faces impartially, and
purring contentedly.- Aunt Mary ar
rived upon the scene a few minutes
later, and her eyes nearly popped out
of her head with astonishment. But
the secret was never discovered, and
whether the kitlens found their way
home, or Mrs. Kitty went after them
will forever remain a mystery.-New
York Mail and Express.
Why the Tip Wa? I.'efuned.
In Europe the tip to the cabmen in
excess of his legal fare is a well-estab
lished matter of course. These cab
men, whether in London, Paris, or
Berlin, identify an American at once
both by his appearance and by his
speech. From an American fare they
expect much liberality, and in case of
disappointment are prepa.ed to be sar
castic and otherwise disagreeable. On
one occasion I took a hansom in Lon
don for a distance well within the four
mile limit. I gave the cabman half a
crown. He looked at me with much im
pudence and said, "You have made a
I reached for th* coin and, putting
it in my pocket, said: "So I have.
Much obliged to you." Then I handed
him one shilling, his exact fare. He
was as angry as a cabman permits
himself to be in a country where the
police will take the word of him who
seems to be a gentleman against that
of a cabman every time.-John Giimer
Speed, in Lippincott.
Tim Trolley Omnllm?.
An electric trolley omnibus line is
tr. be constructed between Bunnen,
Gersau, VitJfnau and Weggis, on tho
Lake of Lucerne. The motor omnibus
will be fitted with pneumatic tires and
will run on Ihc high road without
rails, deriving its power from an aerial
electric cable. There is but on trol
ley omnibus line in existence at pr?s
ent. This is between Kor.igstein, Hal
ten and Kongsbruner. The omnibuses
cm this line carry 21 persons each and
have a speed of 12 kilometres. They
cnn pass each other on the road with
the greatest .?ase.-London News.
Some people seem to be so busy
that they haven't time to mind their
l?ealitlrul SOfti Cuahlo???
For tho woman who has plenty ot
time and is skilllul With the needle an
attractive form of fancy work is the
making of eofa cushions of denim, With
applique decoration of cretonne flow
ers. The most artistic results c?n he
obtained in light and dark colorings if
th s materials are selected with care,
for some bf the flowers oh the newest
cretonnes suggest hand painting, s?
beautifully are they printed. "All that
is required tb. produce ? mcVt s?tisfac
to; y cushion is to apply the floral pat
i the denim in buttonhole stitch
with black linen floss.
1 ho Ant Nuisance.
A friend who has a country house
was in despair over a plague of ants.
She traced them to a window, thc sill
of which was on a level with tho
ground, and hit upon this original wa>'
of exterminating the pests. She ar
ranged a piei'? of wire ' fretting '.ii ?
semicircle before the winiiftw ail d' fast
ened the ends W the house; she then
captured several toads and put them
inside the netting and kept them in
"durance vile" while their services
were needed. I told this to another
friend, who successfully tried the same
tactics. In the latter ea:* the troublo
was in an area window, po the prison
walls were already built. The prison
ers seemed to enjoy the situation.-1
There has been a great change in
window drapery in the last score of
years. Tho old fashioned shade is
used as a bund to shield the sun, as
lt should be, and not In any sense aa
an ornament to the window. This ia
of thin muslin of neb A sash Curtain
ls used Almost universally next to
some sheer cotton material. These cur
tains are often trimmed with hem
stitched ruffles of thin Swiss muslin, or
with insertions and edgings of em
broidered net or of similar dainty ma
terials. The elaborate curtains of old
patterned from old French draperies
are little used today. Sheer hangings
of simpler make take their place.
A favorite method of draping a pai
pf curtains is to hang them diagonally
across each other. Hold them close tc
the sash by brass rods at the top, drap
ing them to the lower corners of the
window by white cords and tassels. In
sleeping rooms heavy shades impervl
ous to the light are generally hung over
such curtains. These heavy curtains
do not show from the street, and may
be drawn down to tho bottom at night
shutting out all danger of a bright
light falling across the eyes of a sleep
er in tho carly morning. These shades
also shut out the light of the moon
which often disturbs a lischt sleeper
Of course, there must be arrangements
made for the admission of an abund
arce of fresn air to the sleeping apart
nients or the sleep, though undisturbed
will be unhealthful.-New York Trfb
FOR MRS. YOUNG WIFE.
Some of tho Little Mattera Sho Should
That the application of the Golden
Rule in the new home is of first im
That the "no credit" system is
very safe motto for a young couple
to live up to.
That necessities should be selected
before decorative articles of furniture
That it is not wise to provide too
many pots, kettles and pans, when fur
nishing a kitchen.
That it is always decidedly cheaper
in the end to buy only good carpets
and good furniture.
That no matter how small the in
come a small sum shoulu be put aside
regularly for purchasing a home, or
for the proverbial rainy day.
That straining after effect, or copy
ing after a richer neighbor, is always
a source 01 discontent and discom
That a simple dinner, well served, is
decidedly more enjoyable than an elab
orate dinner poorly served.
That a practical knowledge of this
"economy of good cookery" will fie ab
solutely necessary for the young house
wife, no matter how much-"help" she
can afford to keep.
That the cellar should be kept clean
and whitewashed at least one a year
-preferably in the spring.
That all bills for marketing should
bc paid weekly-or, better still, when
the articles are bought.
That everything that goes on the
table should be of the best quality.
That with care and economy a
small amount of money will do won
That lt is important to be systematic
in looking alter the left-overs.
That all cold vegetables and scraps
of meat may bo used in soups and sal
ads and croquets and manv appetizing
ways beside the objection.- ,le hash.
That in selecting a new home more
attention should be paid to the plumb
ing than to the white marble steps and
Broiled Sardines-Drain one can of
sardines from their oil; lay them on a
broiler, place over the fire, and when
;hey are heated through lay two sar
dines on each square of nicely toasted
ind buttered bread.
White Pound Cake-Cream one cup
Df butter; add one cup and a half of
sugar, gradually, then, alternately,
half a cup of milk and two cups of
flour with one level teaspoonful of bak
ing powder, and, lastly, the whites of
eight eggs, beaten dry. Flavor with
one teaspoonful of lemon extract.
Rice Omelet-To one cupful of cold
rice add one cupful of milk, warm;
one tablespoonful of melted butter;
one teaspoonful of salt and a little
pepper; mix these well together and
add them to the beaten eggs; put a
little butter in a crying pan and when
bot turn in the omelet mixture; let
cook slowly; put in the oven for a
few minutes; when it is cooked
I brough fold in half, turn out on a
platier and serve at once.
Spinach and Potato Balls-These
will be found an enjoyable accompani
ment to fish prepared in any way. be
sides they utilize left-overs delightful
ly. Chop cold boiled spinach and add
a cupful to an equal amount of mashed
I otatoes. If rightly : masoned in the
rooking no additional seasoning will
he required. Add awo tablespoonfuls
rf cream, one tablespoonful of melted
butter, mix thoroughly, form into balls,
nip in beaten egg, then in crumbs and
So-vs: "H Will Build tip
?too. W. F. Aldricb, Congressmdn from |
Alabama, writes from Washington; D. C.:
"This is to certify that Per?na,
m???fact'urcd by The Perun'? Medi
cine Co:, of C?lumb?s, 'o., has been
xised in my fam ily wit^f, success. It
ts a fa ne tonic and will build up a
dcp e ed system rapidly. 1 can rec
ommend it to those xrho need a safe
vegetable remedy for debility."-W.
ll. S. Emory, vice-Chancellor and Mas
ter of Arms, K. P.'s, of Omaha, Neb., j
writes from 213 North Sixteenth street,
thc following words of praise for Pcruna ?
as a tonic. He says:
Catarrh of Stomach,
"It iq with pleasure ? recommend Pehina
as a tonic of Unusual lhcrit: A large niihi
ber ot prominent members of tile mit?rent
Order?! with wlijcli i hilve heep ciirin'ecterl
have b?en cured hy . the use of Perlina of
cases bf. ca tarni of tlie stomach'and head;
also iii kidney complaint and weakness of
the pel-.ic organs.
"It tones up the system, aids digestion,
induces sleep, and is well worthy the con
fidence of sufferers of the above com
plaints."-II. S. Emory.
Everyone who ia In the least degree *".lh
jeet td nervousness; sleeplessness, prostra
tion, menial fatigue dr nervous debility in
anV torrri) linds the hot weather of June,
July and August very hard to bear, if not
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Subduing a Bully,
The Siberian railroad traverses the
greatest wilderness that steam has
ever been set to conquer. The tam
ing of our Western prairies and i?oud!
tains was a small task compared to
this subjection of the Siberian wastes.
An experience on a train, related by a
writer in a Vladivostok paper, re
minds one of thc early stage-coach
days beyond the Mississippi, and
seems even more violent because the
participants in the adventure were
not rough plainsmen and mountain
eers, but a lady and a nobleman.
When the train pulled up at Tsltsl
kar in Manchuria, a Manchu noble,
who had bullied all his fellow passen
gers, alighted at the station restau
rant, after warning- them that he
would decapitate any of them who
took his seat. During his absence a
smartly dressed young Russian lady
entered the car, and despite the alarm
ed expostulations of its occupants,
calmly appropriated thc seat.
When the noble returned he flew
Into a passion and advanced threat
eningly with his curved saber drawn.
But the young woman cooly covered
him with a shining revolver.
"Do you take us for a pack of cow
ardly mandarins?" she exclaimed, and
then, pointing to her feet she remark
ed, "Here is your place, my hero."
The Manchu noble surrendered, and
sat at her feet for the rest of tho
WANTED A CHANGE OF MENU.
"Your honor," sa'd the prisoner,
who had been brought in for a pre
liminary hearing after six weeks in
the county jail, "I want a change of
"You mean," said the judge, kindly,
"that you want a change of venue.
Nov.', the proper course of"
"No. I don't mean that. I want a
change of menu. That Sheriff seems
to havo tried to corner the corned
beef supply of the world."-Baltimore
"This seventeen-year locust is a
very dangerous animal," said the stu
dent of horticulture.
"Yes," answered the youth with the
far-away and dejected look; "but it
doesn't do nearly as much Irreparable
damage as the seventeen-year-old girl."
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Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
"something jost as good."
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The (inly safe courte to take is to keep
tl ic blood pure, digestion good, and sleep
regular No remedy equals, in all respects,
I'cruna for these purposes. If the system
is run down and weakened by catarrh, l'e
runa renovates and rejuvenates the nerves
A book on the catarrhal diseases of sum
mer will be mailed to anv address, upon
request, by The Pcr?ntt Medicine Efc.i CfU
lu?nbtfet.On?0: .. rtt
Thc .1 bovie testimonials dre only two bf
."50,0(10 letters received touching the merita
of Peruna as a catarrhal tonic. No more
useful remedy to tone up thc system has
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1 was taking atbeakfast a d my evident
dislike for eating. He said, "You need
Ri ans Tabules." That proved the best
p escription I ever received. I bought
t?o ? e-cent pac ages and they benefite-1
mo so n uch that I continued to tako them.
My dyspepsia has disappeared- and where
before I could get only a fo.v hours' slee >
in tho warm weather, Ripans Tubules also
mako my sleep refreshing so that I feel like
goin.; to work after resting.
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